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Old 02-26-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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What does "dry" mean?

On a lot of alcoholic products (gin, cooking wines, cider, vermouth) I see the word "dry". What does that mean? Is it referring to a type of alcohol or how it was produced? Or the strength?

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Old 02-26-2008, 04:06 PM   #2
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It has to do with it's taste. Like Pinot Grigio is to Riesling. Basically it's the opposite of sweet....but not sour or bitter. Or Brut Champagne to Sweet Sparkling wine
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:08 PM   #3
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Good question Crankin, I've been wondering that as well.
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:12 PM   #4
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ooooh. I have another one:

Like sharp cheddar is to american cheese.
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:18 PM   #5
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It's not really a flavor thing, it just means "not sweet."
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Dry, as in some of the jokes that are told on here, not mentioning any names in particular, you know that, right Buck, BT??
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Jeekinz hit the nail on the head. It is the opposite of sweet. The drier the wine the more it will make your mouth pucker.
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Dry and sharp to me (not a wine drinker) do not like dry wine-prefer sweet, same with sharp cheese, not for me - there is a big difference.
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"Dry" as opposed to "soft"...me thinks!
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Dry, as in some of the jokes that are told on here, not mentioning any names in particular, you know that, right Buck, BT??
Good Heavens!!!

Why might you be mentioning moi????
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