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I have tried aerating my wine several times in what is a very tasty wine to reduce the overpowering smell of alcohol. My wine ABV is 19% and I would prefer 12-13%. Can anything be done to reduce the alcohol level and thus the overpowering smell of alcohol? Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Craig's recommendation is probably the best if you have a lower alcohol wine. Otherwise you could use acidulated water to cut it back although it would make for a thinner wine. Just a consideration but you could back sweeten it to help with the balance but would probably still have the alcohol nose.
 

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grape wine? my first choice would be to add grape juice when it is being served
country wine? shelf stable bottled juice,
I have tried aerating my wine several times in what is a very tasty wine to reduce the overpowering smell of alcohol. My wine ABV is 19% and I would prefer 12-13%. Can anything be done to reduce the alcohol level and thus the overpowering smell of alcohol? Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
? HUMM,,, clean alcohol should have a sweet smell at about .1% of the atmosphere for most folks, ,,,, oxidized ethyl alcohol (acetaldehyde) should have a sharp malic/ apple at 100 ppm, significantly lower. Aeration would make the oxidation worse.
 
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