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Old 09-01-2006, 12:46 PM   #21
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Is it 5 o'clock yet?
It's always 5:00 somewhere!!

I'm thinking tonight might be a good night for meads! Blueberry, Raspberry, Pineapple, Oh My!!

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Old 09-01-2006, 12:51 PM   #22
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I have an un-opened bottle of Crown from 1976. This thread is tempting me more and more to answer this question first hand.

Is it 5 o'clock yet?
It's always 5 o'clock somewhere.
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Old 09-01-2006, 01:11 PM   #23
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Well schucks then...slow day at the hotel....Ernesto is sitting on us...it IS 5 O'clock in the UK....looks like the planets might have alighned so that we can do a lil afternoon recreational drinking.
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Old 09-01-2006, 01:18 PM   #24
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I have those champange corks you speak of... a bottle of that only makes it a day or two around me. Now I gotta see what are some cool and easy drinks there are that I can make. Specially with whiskey since 70% of is whiskey. Shew!!!! Gonna have a fun weekend!!!
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Old 09-01-2006, 01:56 PM   #25
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Well schucks then...slow day at the hotel....Ernesto is sitting on us...it IS 5 O'clock in the UK....looks like the planets might have alighned so that we can do a lil afternoon recreational drinking.
And it's a holiday weekend. Woo Hoo!! I just might have to spring for some good beer tonight.
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Old 09-01-2006, 03:51 PM   #26
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Hey, Sattie - I'm only about a 20-minute drive from you if you need some help tasting it before you serve it to anyone else!

Actually - you said the magic word - spirits, which are distilled. Although they will get better with age if unopened, they will last for years after being opened. Wine will oxidize and turn to vinegar, beer will turn into something that I probably don't want to say since we try to keep it PG-13 here.

Bailey's Irish Cream ... that and some other "creams" will go funky once opened after a while ....
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Old 09-01-2006, 05:44 PM   #27
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Hey, Sattie - I'm only about a 20-minute drive from you if you need some help tasting it before you serve it to anyone else!

Actually - you said the magic word - spirits, which are distilled. Although they will get better with age if unopened, they will last for years after being opened. Wine will oxidize and turn to vinegar, beer will turn into something that I probably don't want to say since we try to keep it PG-13 here.

Bailey's Irish Cream ... that and some other "creams" will go funky once opened after a while ....
You know, there is plenty of it!!!! I just trying to figure out where to start first!!!! C'mon over!!!! Party at Sattie's house!!!!

Is it beer'30 yet?
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:29 PM   #28
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...spirits, which are distilled. Although they will get better with age if unopened, they will last for years after being opened.
That's not exactly correct, Michael. It's true that distilled spirits will last almost indefinitely if unopened and properly stored, but unlike wine, liquor does not improve once it's bottled -- any improvements occur in the barrel or vat.

Here are a couple of references:

http://www.physics.uq.edu.au/people/...en/alcfaq.html

http://www.foodsubs.com/Liquor.html

And another:

http://www.cognac-world.com/article.php3?id_article=530
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:15 PM   #29
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Alcohol content plays a large part in the longetivity of any given beverage. The higher the content, the longer it will last. The reds that are aged for many years, require 12% minimum. Whites which usually peak at 3 years, no need to worry about getting the content to 12% or higher. The reason beer does not last nearly as long or does not "usually" benefit from aging, content to low. These are only very general and basic statements. As John states, there is a lot out there to learn concerning winemaking, brewing & distilling. Many variables.

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My friend was manager at McCormick and Shmicks in Irvine. Free is fun! They did that chocolate and rasberry thing and other beers that didn't taste like beer. Oh, and we were weekend flyers to San Diego so I did my fair share of sampling at Sea World.
Hey! There's a Mc & Shmicks in Pasadena! I've been there, but it's been a while. I must go back. Thanks for the reminder
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