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Gerhard Westphalen

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I'll bite on this too, what wines aren't natural? I've never heard of a synthetic wine. :)
It's somewhat of a loosely used term but generally organic or biodynamic farming, low intervention, only natural yeasts (not lab manufactured and added), little or no filtration, and little or no sulfites.

A lot of the times you'll end up with something that is quite funky from the natural yeast and no filtration. Starts to taste similar to apple cider or like a barn. On the other hand, there are also natural wines which are crystal clear and some of the best wine you'll every have. Many of the traditional old world growers essentially make natural wine just from the methods that they've been using for centuries rather than for the sake of making natural wines.

You'd be surprised at what happens in the mass produced wines. A lot of those go through reverse osmosis so that you get each individual element out of the wine (water, alcohol, sugar, etc.) and then that gets mixed back together in whatever blend they want. They also use many different stages of filtration to get every last thing out... including the taste. The filtration methods they use is why most cheap wines aren't vegetarian.
 

Quasar

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Coffee, whole milk or half&half for coffee. I make my own fizzy water with a 10 lb. CO2 tank. Orange/grape/grapefruit juice. That's it.

No soda pop ever, and absolutely nothing containing alcohol.
 
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bill5

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They also use many different stages of filtration to get every last thing out... including the taste. The filtration methods they use is why most cheap wines aren't vegetarian.
Thanks, though I've had enough "mass produced wines" (depending on how you define that) which were excellent to not frankly care about the methods used much.

Also afraid you lost me again with "most cheap wines aren't vegetarian" - what they add pork fat? ;)
 

Gerhard Westphalen

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Thanks, though I've had enough "mass produced wines" (depending on how you define that) which were excellent to not frankly care about the methods used much.

Also afraid you lost me again with "most cheap wines aren't vegetarian" - what they add pork fat? ;)
I think most are just not vegan as they use egg whites for filtering (which is a very traditional method). Others do use things like gelatin which make them not vegetarian. So much crap gets added so some wines.

You'd be surprised by how many things aren't vegetarian! Parmesan and many other cheeses? Nope, you gotta kill cows to make those.
 
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bill5

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? None of that negates wine being vegetarian. It's not like egg whites are in the wine. And even if they were, the most common definition of "vegetarian" allows for eggs and/or dairy products. I think you're thinking vegan.
 

jononotbono

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Tonight, the Cider is coming out. In celebration...

That I have Catalina and Thunderbolt 3 and my UA Apollo Twin working with a Mac Pro 5,1

Except many sober posts on VI-C 😂
 

MaxOctane

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Red wine makes my arms and neck itch like crazy. Any wine kinda puts me to sleep within an hour. Most liquors, I find too strong and actually quite horrid. Scotch and whiskey are undrinkable for me (ugh, that terrible taste!), anything more than just a sip. All my buddies are into whiskey, but I just can't get into it at all.

So as much as I'd love to "enjoy" alcohol, my body rejects it on basically every front. But I count myself lucky, as I have alcoholics in my family.

A good riesling will occasionally do, however.
 
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bill5

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All my buddies are into whiskey, but I just can't get into it at all.
Yeah whiskey and vodka are the "trendy" liquors, esp the pricey ones. No thanks.

You didn't mention beer-? Also doesn't agree? There are so many good ones of so many types now
 

jononotbono

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Yeah whiskey and vodka are the "trendy" liquors, esp the pricey ones. No thanks.
Vodka isn't trendy. It's a way of life!!! Russians drink it to keep warm (and because they LOVE it) and the British drink it to start fights. Or just get with the gardening. Or pick up their kids from school. It's an extremely versatile drink if you're English. 😂 And as for Whiskey... Some people call Bells and Teachers Whiskey. They clearly have never drank Whiskey before. So the Whiskey spectrum ranges far and wide. On one end of the Spectrum, you're drinking Brown shit from a test tube and on the other end of the spectrum, and not to go on about a pair of Audeze LCD-X headphones again, but if you want something great, you do need to invest. Or just have an incredible imagination. 😂
 
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