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Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters

What are some beverages that begin with the letter E?

Non-Alcoholic Beverages:
  • E2 (energy drink in New Zealand)
  • E-Load (sports drink)
  • Earl Grey tea
  • Eggnog
  • Egils Appelsin (orange soft drink)
  • Energy Drink
  • Energy shake
  • Enviga (tea; energy drink)
  • Espresso
  • Evian (bottled water)
Alcoholic Beverages:
  • E & J (brandy)
  • Eamon's Irish cocktail
  • East Indies cocktail
  • Egils beer
  • Egils Pilsner
  • Elderberry wine
  • Elderflower wine
  • Electric Jam
  • Electric Screwdriver
  • Emerald Isle cocktail
  • Energy shot
  • English coffee
  • English smile cocktail
  • Ethanol
  • Eucalyptus beer
  • Everclear (grain alcohol)
  • Extase Orange (liquor)
  • Extek6

Each Peach

Eager Beaver

Eagle Cocktail

Eagle Eye

Earl of Sardinia

Earls Court

Earth Shake


Earthquake Cocktail

East Indian

East West CocktailEast Wing Cocktail

Easter Bunny

Eastern Manhattan


Easy Action

Easy Alabama Slammer

Easy Creamsicle

Easy Does It

Easy Money

Eat Hot DeathEat My Martini

Eat My Pussy

Eben's Magic Juice (Orange)


Echo Hemoraging Tumor


Ecto Cooler

Eden Cocktail

Edith Day Cocktail

Edith's FizzEDO Cocktail


Eerie Witch's Brew

Egg Cream

Egg Crusher

Egg Nog

Egg Nog Classic Cooked

Egg Nog Cooked

Egg Nog Healthy

Egg Nog KahluaEgg Nog Katie's

Egg Nog Williamsburg

Egg Nog Captain Morgan

Egg Sour

Eggnog Kentucky Style

Eggnog Spiked


Ehbc: Edwin Hernandez's Blu crush


Ekatherina AndreevnaEl Bano

El Bastardo

El Cid

El Diablo

El Floridita

El Grito

El Nino

El Presidente Cocktail

El Salvador

El SwavoEl Torro Loco


Electric Banana

Electric Fuzzy

Electric Iced Tea

Electric Jam

Electric Jello

Electric Koolaid

Electric Lemonade

Electric LizardElectric Long Island Iced Tea

Electric Marcucci

Electric Margarita

Electric Popsicle

Electric Screwdriver

Electric Ski mask

Electric Smurf

Electric Storm

Electric Tea

Electric WatermelonElephant Charger

Elephant Lips

Elephant Man

Elephant Shake

Elf Tea


Elk's Own Cocktail

Elmer Fuddpucker


Elsinore ElbowEmbassy Cocktail

Embassy Royal


Embryo Cocktail

Emerald City

Emerald Cocktail

Emerald Eye

Emerald Forest

Emerald Isle

Emerald Jewel FuntiniEmerald Martini

Emerald Star

Emerald Vodka Martini


Emily Emily

Empire Glory

En Sann En


End of My Rope

End of the RoadEnd Wrench


Energy Shot

English Bolo

English Coffee

English Highball

English Rose Cocktail


Entwistle's Error

EpiduralEquity's Darling


Erin's Sweater

Erinn's Kahlua And Godiva



Ersh (Russian)

Ershammar Dream


Escape RouteEsirnus

Eskimo Joe

Eskimo Joe's Drink

Eskimo Slugger

Espresso Cocktail

Espresso Martini

Espresso tini

Esteban Tequila

Esther Rantzen

Estonian Forest FireEthel Duffy Cocktail

Ethiopian Camel Basher

Ethiopian Punch

Ethnic Sugar




Eve's Apple Daiquiri

Even Pair

Evening in ParisEvent Horizon




Everybody's Irish Cocktail

Evil Blue Thing

Evil Coffee

Evil Corona

Evil Princess

Evil SliderEvil Tea

Evil Tongue



Executive Sunrise

Exorcist Cocktail

Exotic Finn

Exotic Summernight


Exploding CherryExplorer's Reward


Extended Jail Sentence


Extra Fuzzy Navel


Extreme Valentine

Extremely Drunk

Eye of the Storm

Eye of the TigerEye Opener

Eyes Wide Shut

English Ale is a brand of beer brewed by St. Peter's. Erdinger Hefeweizen is a brand of beer brewed in Germany.


English Ale (St. Peter's), espresso, eggnog, Evian bottled water, Export beer (Molson Brewery), Eskimo punch, Earthquake cocktail, Equinox beer (Pisgah Brewing Co.), Erdinger Hefeweizen beer (brewed in Erding, Germany) and El Nino cocktail are drinks that begin with the letter e.

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What are the three parts of a stemmed glass?

The bowl, stem, and foot.

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Is red wine stronger than white wine?

By stronger wine, it means the amount of alcohol content. Light Alcohol White have 9% -12% ABV (Vinho Verde, Pinot Grigio), High Alcohol White have 12%-14% ABV (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc), Light Alcohol Red have 11%-13.5% ABV (Pinot Noir), and High Alcohol Red have 13.5%-16.5% ABV.(Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah)

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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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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 is sweeter brut or natural champagne?

Natural is the driest champagne you can get. Brut is sweeter yet still very dry, drier than "Extra Dry" or "Dry" champagne. Ironically, "Dry" or "Sec" champagne is usually the sweetest you will find in most grocery stores.

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What happens when you drink wine real fast?

Nothing. Unless it's an entire bottle.

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Which is the best wine for diabetes?

NONE! Alcohol turns into sugar temporarily while your body processes it. Sugar is bad for diabetics!

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An alcoholic drink with z in spelling?



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How do you say wine list in french?

Carte des vins

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What cl mean on a wine bottle?


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What color is Sauvignon Blanc wine?


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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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Is champagne bad for you?

Consumed in moderation, champagne, like beer, wine and spirits, promotes better health and greater longevity than does either abstaining from alcohol or abusing it.

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How many ounces in one liter of wine?

One liter of wine contains about 33.81 ounces.

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Is chardonnay wine sweet or dry?


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What is the best brand of Pinot Noir wine?

This would boil down to personal preference really. I've tried a few different kinds myself, and I would recommended the Yellow Tail brand.

I personally really enjoy Smoking Loon

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How do you pronounce blanc de noirs?

Blonk Day Nwar

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What comes in blue glass bottles?

Bawls Guarana is bottled in blue glass bottles. It's an energy drink containing natural guarana flavor and a relatively high amount of caffeine, amongst other ingredients. Bawls products are owned by Hobarama LLC of Miami, Florida.

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How much can a wine bottle hold?

Nothing, it has no thumbs

A standard 750 ml bottle of wine contains about 27 fluid ounces.

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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.

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How many pints are in a fifth?

A fifth is a fifth of a gallon. A gallon has eight pints, so a fifth is 1/5 x 8 pints= 8/5.

So that's 1 3/8 pints in a fifth.

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Can Merlot be used in place of cooking sherry?

Merlot is not a good substitution. In any light color dish, it will discolor your meal to a nasty purpley-brown. A chardonnay or other white wine would be more suitable.

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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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