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crankin 02-26-2008 02:59 PM

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?

Jeekinz 02-26-2008 03:06 PM

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

DietitianInTraining 02-26-2008 03:08 PM

Good question Crankin, I've been wondering that as well.

Jeekinz 02-26-2008 03:12 PM

ooooh. I have another one:

Like sharp cheddar is to american cheese.

Buck 02-26-2008 03:18 PM

It's not really a flavor thing, it just means "not sweet."

texasgirl 02-26-2008 03:25 PM

Dry, as in some of the jokes that are told on here, not mentioning any names in particular, you know that, right Buck, BT??:rofl::lol:

GB 02-26-2008 03:30 PM

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.

Barb L. 02-26-2008 03:31 PM

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.

Uncle Bob 02-26-2008 03:32 PM

"Dry" as opposed to "soft"...me thinks!

Buck 02-26-2008 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by texasgirl (Post 556992)
Dry, as in some of the jokes that are told on here, not mentioning any names in particular, you know that, right Buck, BT??:rofl::lol:

Good Heavens!!!

Why might you be mentioning moi????


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