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Tom Mansell
Ithaca, NY
Tom is a PhD Student at Cornell in chemical engineering with a dangerous interest in the science of wine and winemaking.
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Teenie: Replace all the water in the recipe with normal 80-proof vodka, including the orange juice resuspension. By my math, that brings you very close to the 19% or so that you get with grain. Good Luck!
Duncan: Some of those differences will be addressed in the second part of this series. Stay tuned...
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by Tom Mansell, Science Editor Nothing scientific about today's post. After all, there's really nothing scientific about a recipe... unless it involves careful record keeping and experimentation, which it almost never does. Anyway, if your family is anything like mine,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2009 at New York Cork Report
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by Tom Mansell, Science Editor Nothing scientific about today's post. After all, there's really nothing scientific about a recipe... unless it involves careful record keeping and experimentation, which it almost never does. Anyway, if your family is anything like mine,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2009 at New York Cork Report
If you crush them on fabric or curtains they leave an orange stain that is practically permanent.
Wow, lots of hybrids on this list. I counted at least 27 different nominations, and some with multiple votes! Is it possible that consumers like hybrids?
michael: i stand by my statement :)
CB: Althought it's commonly referred to as a "native grape", Catawba is widely believed to have some V. vinifera parentage. Evidence includes the fact that it is self-fertile, a trait found in vinifera but not true V. labrusca. They can also be known as "labruscana", and even Concord and Niagara have a little bit of vinifera in their history. I have tasted some straight labrusca grapes and "foxy" does not even begin to describe them.
Evan: Yes, I did mean "at that price point". I guess that is a little ambiguous. PS Flippant? Moi?