Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages are drinks that generally contain 3% – 40% alcohol, and are divided into the three classes of beers, wines, and spirits. Alcoholic beverages have been produced and consumed by humans since the Neolithic Era, and are still consumed in nearly all countries today; however, most of these countries have laws regulating alcohol's production, sale, and consumption.

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Beer and Brewing
Industries and Professions

How do you become a beer promotion girl?

To become a beer girl, you must be attractive and over the age of 21. There are certain promotional and marketing agencies that hire girls for Major Beer Companies. If you are interested in finding out companies that do promotions for beer and/or liquor companies, start by doing a quick Google search for "promotional companies" or "alcohol promotions". Note that the company that does XYZ beer in one state may not be the same one that does it in another state. In some states, you can go to the beer distributor (where you would purchase kegs, etc) and they can direct you on whom to speak with and may even do the hiring themselves!

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How many shots are in a mickey of alcohol?

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What time do they begin selling alcohol in VA?


Alcoholic Beverages
Wine and Champagne
Red Wine
White Wine

Is red wine stronger than white wine?

No, both red and white wine are normally between 11% and 13% proof. Standard servings of beer, wine and distilled spirits each contain .06 oz of absolute or pure alcohol.

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Wine and Champagne

What does wine do for cooking?

Wine provides acid to food in order to fight bland or flat flavor. Just think of lemon which is another type of fruit acid. When lemon is used on vegetable salads it provides flavor and a lift or brightness to the taste.

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Wine and Champagne

What color is Chablis wine?

It's a white wine, usually a chardonnay.


Any wine bearing Chablis on the label will be a white wine made 100% from Chardonnay. Other grape varieties are made into wine in the general area of Chablis, however they are not permitted to use Chablis on the label (they have to use the generic Bourgogne AOC designation instead).

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What time can you buy alcohol on Sunday in Utah?

depending on the store.. usually when they open until 12pm or 1pm

Criminal Law
Alcoholic Beverages
North Carolina

Is underage drinking a felony in North Carolina?

No, not a felony.

Travel & Places
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Is it legal to send alcohol to Canada from the US?

yes yes

Dog Health
Alcoholic Beverages
Beer and Brewing

Is it harmful for dogs to drink beer?

It won't really harm the pet to give him/her a small amount, but just like anyone, a dog can also get alcohol poisoning from over consumption. The other problem, and this is really serious, is that dogs can turn into alcoholics faster than humans. Then too, his weight is a major factor in how much alcohol he can consume, and just like humans, alcohol can cause dehydration and it can do it a lot faster to an animal with it's faster metabolism.

Alcoholic Beverages
Carbonated Beverages

Is there an expiration date of Verdi Spumante?

there is no expiration date however it may go flat. but, if it was stored correctly it shouldn't ever go bad.

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Wine and Champagne

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Wine and Champagne

What are two main components of wine?

Water_and_ethanol.">Water and ethanol.

Bc says "Water and Wine."

What is wine?

In very general terms, wine is an alcoholic drink made by fermenting the juice of fruits or berries. The official European Union definition is more specific: 'The product obtained from the total or partial alcoholic fermentation of fresh grapes, whether or not crushed, or of grape must'.

This official definition distinguishes 'proper' wine from wine made from kits, or the once-popular 'British' wine, made from grape juice concentrate.

The main components of wineWine is composed of a vast array of complex and delicate molecules, which explains in part why the world of wine has so much variety. It is nevertheless possible to identify the main components of wine. These are derived from the raw material, i.e. the grapes, and from the wine-making process. It is important for these components to be in balance.

The main components are water and:

AlcoholNext to water, alcohol is the major constituent of wine. Alcohol is produced when yeast converts the sugar in the juice of ripe grapes. Carbon dioxide gas (CO2) is produced as a by-product (this is where the bubbles come from in sparkling wine). This conversion process is called alcoholic fermentation. It is represented in this simple equation:

yeast + sugar = ethyl alcohol + carbon dioxide

Alcohol is the component in which all the flavours are dissolved. Wine releases so many aromas because alcohol evaporates very quickly, carrying the wonderful smelling components out of the glass.

When we talk about the body of a wine, we are generally describing the alcoholic strength, which varies from light (8% alcohol by volume) to heavy (15% alcohol by volume). This is because alcohol is much more viscous than water and so contributes to the sensation of 'weight' or fullness in the mouth. Dry wines high in alcohol also seem sweeter than dry wines low in alcohol.

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AcidsAcids are essential to the flavour of wine and to its freshness. When we talk about balance in a wine, we are often referring to its relative levels of acidity and sweetness. Without sufficient acidity, a wine will taste 'flabby' and unattractive; with too much acidity, a wine will taste very tart, giving the same sensation in the mouth as sucking a lemon. The acids also act as a preservative to the colour and the fruit, helping the wine to stay fresh and, where appropriate, age properly.

There are many different sorts of acid present in wine, but there are three important ones: tartaric, malic and lactic. Tartaric and malic are constituents of grape juice. Lactic and other acids are produced during both alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation.

  • Tartaric acid is the most abundant and neutral-tasting.
  • Malic acid is also found in apples (malum is Latin for apple), which is why it often contributes a green-apple flavour to wine. Ripe grapes tend to have less malic acid than unripe ones. It is more aggressive than tartaric acid â€" rather like biting into a bramley apple.
  • Lactic acid is also found in yogurt and cheese. It has a much smoother, more rounded flavour, though wines very high in lactic acid can smell or taste slightly cheesy.

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TanninsTannins come mainly from grape skins but also from grape stems and from oak barrels used in the maturation of some wines. Grape pips contain bitter tannins, which need to be avoided in wine-making. Because white wines are usually fermented without the skins, tannins are much more significant in red wines.

Tannins are responsible for the chalky, mouth-puckering sensation that you sometimes get in young red wines, especially those produced in a cooler climate or from black grape varieties with thick skins such as Cabernet Sauvignon. This is known as astringency. You can experience the sensation of tannins by tasting very strong black tea. High tannin levels in a wine can make it taste bitter, especially if the tannins are not fully ripe.

Wines where the tannins are very noticeable are often described as dry, but they should be called tannic. If the tannins are ripe, they will soften and mellow with age. Tannins play a very important part in the structure of wine.

If white wines do contain some tannins from the grape skins, the wine is usually described as astringent rather than tannic.

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SugarsDuring the fermentation process, yeast feed on the sugars in grape juice to produce alcohol. A wine in which all the sugars have been converted to alcohol is described as dry.

The sweetness in off-dry, medium and sweet wines can be achieved in two main ways.

  • Fermentation may stop naturally or be arrested artificially before all the sugars have been converted to alcohol. Fermentation stops naturally when the sugar or alcohol levels are so high that the yeast dies. Fermentation may be arrested artificially by filtering out the yeast or by adding spirit, for example. This sweetness is referred to as residual sugar, often abbreviated in technical notes to RS. The sweetness in port, for example, is due to the addition of spirit part-way through fermentation.
  • Alternatively, in some wines it is permitted to add unfermented grape juice (from the same origin and vintage) or concentrated grape must to the wine to sweeten it after fermentation. Many inexpensive German wines such as Liebfraumilch are made in this way.

In cooler climates where it is harder to ripen grapes and get high enough sugar levels, sugar may be added to the juice before fermentation but this is to increase the final alcohol level and not to sweeten the wine. This process is known as chaptalisation.

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FruitThe grape is a fruit, with an unusually complex balance of delicate ingredients. It appears unique in its ability to mimic the smells and flavours of other fruits, depending on how and where it is grown. In warm climates such as California's Central Valley, a versatile variety such as Chardonnay can evoke smells of pineapple, mango and other exotic aromas. In the much cooler French region of Chablis, the same variety smells steely and austere, rather like wet stones, with flavours ranging from citrus to apple.

Wine would not be as popular as it is today without this wide range of fruit aromas and flavours. It is certainly possible to find other aromas and flavours such as tar, flowers and nuts but few wines are attractive if such scents and tastes are not allied to a recognisably fruity quality.

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ColourThe juice of most grape varieties is colourless. The colour of young red wine is derived mainly from the anthocyanins in the skins. These compounds are extracted from the grape skins during the wine-making process.

As wines age, the colour changes, with red wines changing from ruby or purple to a softer brick red and eventually to brown. White wines tend to get darker with age, changing from water white to golden.

Other componentsWine is also rich in minerals and proteins. Minerals such as potassium and calcium are picked up from the soil by the vine roots and interact with the acids to influence the taste of the finished wine. Proteins are derived from the grape pulp and can cause problems by making the wine cloudy if they are not treated appropriately.

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OakOak is not really a component of wine but the use of oak in wine-making can significantly alter the flavour of a wine.

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Alcoholic Beverages

What is the oldest scotch distillery?

Their is actually some serious contention on this point between The Glenturret (1775) and The Bowmore (1779). However some records indicate that both of their foundings were actually almost forty years later. Keep in mind it wasn't until 1823 that Parliament started cracking down on illegal distilleries, so it is all really a little fuzzy.

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Is southern comfort a bourbon or a liquor?

Southern Comfort is classified as a liqueur although one of it's major flavors is whiskey.

Alcoholic Beverages
Beer and Brewing

How much alcohol does Bacardi have?

Bacardi 151 rum with 75.5% alcohol content - World's most popular rum whixh is extremely flammable and comes with a stainless steel flame arrester built at bottle neck
Alcoholic Beverages
Wine and Champagne
Red Wine

Does red wine give you gas?

I think it depends on the person, on whether or not their stomach can fight off the ingredient in red wine that gives you gas. The first time that I drank red wine, I had the worst stomach ache and so much gas to pass, but my acquaintances never have that problem whenever they drink red wine.

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Wine and Champagne

What is bottle shock in wine making?

"Bottle shock" is the term used to describe a wine that was just bottled and hasn't opened up yet. It's a play on words in that it seems like the wine is surprised at its new surroundings and so is keeping itself closed in.

Units of Measure
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Is wine heavier than water?


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What are all the kinds of Absolute vodka?

Its actually spelled Absolut

Absolut is a brand name of a vodka.

If you mean what are the flavors of absolut vodka they are -

* Absolut VODKA (80 proof, blue label)

* Absolut VODKA (100 proof, red label)

* Absolut PEPPAR (Roasted Jalapenos, Green Tomato and Dried Herbs flavor - The first flavored Absolut Vodka, launched in 1986)

* Absolut CITRON (Lemon flavor launched in 1988)

* Absolut DISCO (normal absolut vodka, blue label, in a special edition disco cover)

* Absolut KURANT (Blackcurrant flavor launched in 1992)

* Absolut MANDRIN (Orange and mandarin flavor mix launched in 1999)

* Absolut VANILIA (Vanilla flavor launched in 2003)

* Absolut RASPBERRI (Raspberry flavor launched in 2004)

* Absolut APEACH (Peach flavor launched in 2005)

* Absolut RUBY RED (Grapefruit flavor launched in June 2006).

* Absolut PEARS (Pear flavor launched in January 2007).

* Absolut NEW ORLEANS (Mango and Black Pepper flavor launched in August 2007). This is a Special Edition in an annual city themed series. 100% of the profits go toward various Gulf Coast charities.

* Absolut C'N'C Fashion Animal ([Limited Edition by Ennio Capasa] launched in [2007])

* Absolut 100 (100 proof, black bottle, flavor launched in 2007))

* Absolut MANGO (Mango flavor is to be launched in February 2008))

* Absolut LEVEL, launched in 2004, is a super-premium vodka created and sold by but marketed separately from Absolut.

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Alcohol Content

What is FL-3 Liquor license in India?

An FL3 license is used to run bar in a hotel, for getting this you will have to apply to the commissioner, The prohibition and excise department, capital of your state, along with no objection certificates from local administration, that is municipality or corporation like that, Fire Department, Health Department, Police Department by remitting certain fees (the amount depend upon the city which you applied for). There are consultants for this to get. You will have to have great patience and approach to do this.

Alcoholic Beverages
Wine and Champagne
White Wine

Does dry white wine expire?

if you keep the dry white wine in an not damp but cool place it does not expire.

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Wine and Champagne

Can port wine go bad?

Port is a fortified wine and, as such, should not "go bad" even if kept for decades unopened.

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How do you get alcohol smell out of clothes?

Just wash them. Omly spiced rum will linger. Use a stain-remover additive or detergeant booster for that putrid stuff.


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