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Cannot for the life of me understand where an anise flavored spirit like Pernod would be suggested? and to a lesser degree an apple brandy like Calvados? and why such an obscure (and not inexpensive wine like a pineal) would either. There are also many suggestions to use white wine, equally confusing as it is light years away from the taste and ...


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In general: Alcoholic drinks that have any flavor (other than ethanols) will have some more complex alcohols (Fusel Alcohols), esters, and other organic compounds, some of them are known for exactly that effect. There can also be non-ethanol alcohols of similar molecular size as ethanol... and these are usually bad news (methanol, propanol) and a result of ...


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Before I provide the following answer, I feel it necessary to preface it by saying that I enjoy all sorts of fine (read: expensive) alcoholic beverages, and some of the best meals in my life have been at restaurants with amazing paired wines that create amazing taste sensations. Those meals (and the wines) could rarely be classified as "cheap." ...


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I have another solution: you could use grapeseed oil instead. It doesn't solidify when refridgerated. It's what I use for all my dressing needs :)


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As all these excellent answers assert, it's a generally a quality costs situation (with some added friction of taxes and tariffs). I'll add an additional thought: An economist would say the wine market is has semi-strong efficiency. Depending on where you live. Supply side: the wine retailers where I live are very advanced in their market research and ...


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There are several factors that increase price. Some are related to the objective quality of the wine, some indirectly linked, other are rather disconnected from quality (but not necessarily irrelevant, as we'll see). It's also worth noting that being of high quality doesn't necessarily mean being appealing to the average consumer. Apart from the stuff ...


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A high quality wine (which is usually expensive) come from a good year and a vineyard that has produced good wines consistently and is recognised as such. Their grapes may be selected or not, they may use ecological principles or not (although producing ecologically is slightly more expensive, but certainly does not produce the best wines), whatever, as ...


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I know there are exceptions to the rules and there are a lot of marketing going on in the wine business. One big difference in price is the method of fabrication. Industrial wine is cheap(er) because they use a lot more insecticide, pesticide on the grapes to keep the yield constant from year to year; they will use mechanical grape harvesters instead of ...


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A major difference is also the region from which the grapes originate, whose location, climate, and soil profoundly affect. Grapes from Napa valley, for instance, are inferior in taste to grapes from Southern France. Include processes the casks and fermentation and the types of metals used, and the price for that bottle goes up. You can't tell the ...


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Principally price is based on reputation for producing a special quality product. However since you mentioned it in your question, if you do not like wine, it won't matter how much you pay for it. It is however also worth noting that there is often a big difference between $5 and $25 wines, and it may be that you don't like the "variety" of wines you have ...


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Not really. Letting the wine breath is basically just allowing some of the phenolic components of the wine oxidize lightly, which can improve the wine in your mouth. However when you are cooking, you are beating the piss out of the wine anyway and loosing most of the gentler esters that are improved thusly. Additionally the wine is breathing plenty in the ...


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Doesn't work. The CO2 gas was dissolved in the soda liquid under pressure. Once the cap is opened the liquid is now at a lower pressure (room pressure) and the gas comes out of solution. That is, it fizzes. Putting a spoon in the bottle does nothing. Resealing the bottle would stop the loss of fizz.



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