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Old 11-17-2012, 09:29 AM   #31
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Thanks. I've thought about doing that. Currently I teach a few classes, and am also the president of the local home winemaking club here in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area (over 100 members now). We're often asked to give presentations and seminars.


It's vile stuff. When I traveled in Italy a few years back, digestifs like grappa and lemoncello were something that was offered after every meal. Lemoncello I like. Grappa not so much.
My daughter serves Lemoncello when she has company for dinner. It is quite popular in these here parts.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:30 AM   #32
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Thank you for sharing! We make small batches from kits we buy but the idea of using whole grapes has always been alluring. Thank you for sharing your process and wonderful pictures!
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:39 AM   #33
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Grappa does have it's uses. It dries out pimples and cleans your reading glasses well lol!
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:55 PM   #34
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Thanks for this presentation Steve! We are "kit" folks. Maybe someday we will be able to really be "scratch" wine makers. It is fascinating and I would say creative as well! :-)
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:13 PM   #35
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I don't drink alcohol at all. Have never had one in my life. Someone else can have my share.
You are very good Ads...we only have one glass of wine now with dinner when we have a celebration such as Christmas, Birthdays etc so we very rarely drink
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:08 PM   #36
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Because someone has never had a drink or rarely drinks, is only a matter of choice, not a matter of how "good" one is. There are many very good people who choose to responsibly enjoy libations of one form or another on a more regular basis.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:01 PM   #37
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Because someone has never had a drink or rarely drinks, is only a matter of choice, not a matter of how "good" one is. There are many very good people who choose to responsibly enjoy libations of one form or another on a more regular basis.
I just chose not to drink. I think alcohol smells nasty. At least to me. When you bring the glass to your mouth, it is right under your nose. And there is no way you can hide it. For those folks who choose to drink, then I am happy for them. There are some folks who never drink coffee. I am happy for them also. There are folks who walk around with a bottle of water in their hand. To each their own.
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I totally agree Ads, each to their own
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:04 PM   #39
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This is really fascinating. What variables determine the quality of the final product? I assume the quality of the frozen grapes plays a major role but how do you determine that? Thanks!
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:19 PM   #40
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Steve, thanks. I enjoyed reading and viewing your presentation. I drink less wine than I used to but it's still a topic of interest.
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