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Old 21-05-2011, 03:50   #16
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That would make about 35 bottles at 71centsish a bottle.
Way cool!! Is Rice wine Saki?
haha you must be *really* enjoying the saki... $10 / 35 bottles = $0.29 per bottle
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Find it very hard to 'store' wine on my boat....
Probably why I'm always getting into trouble.....
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Old 21-05-2011, 05:21   #18
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Quite a jump down the ladder from the Hastae Quorum to box wine. Every proper boat should have wine storage capability. Don't abandon your principles!
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Old 21-05-2011, 05:22   #19
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Re: Wine

On our most recent six month cruise on Sunspot Baby, we brought the following:

5 liter boxes of Almaden wine:
Removed from the boxes and stored in plastic tubs:
16 Boxes Chardonnay
12 Boxes Merlot....and we still ran out.
Also:
7 bottles Chardonnay
2 Pino Grigio
3 Syrah
6 Sangiovese
4 Pino Noir
It's good to have a combination of bottles and boxes on board. If you go ashore or to another boat for sundowners or potluck, easier to bring along a bottle of wine. We have a wine picnic carrier - holds one bottle, two glasses, a corkscrew, napkins, etc. Perfect for shore trips.
And I must admit, we usually have a glass of wine before we leave the boat so we aren't 'parched' when we finish the bottle we brought.

I don't use socks for the bottles, but I snake beach towels through the bottle storage lockers - no breakage has occurred.

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Old 21-05-2011, 05:43   #20
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no matter what, i will never drink wine out of plastic -even 2 buck chuck :-) I like the PVC idea for storing the glasses
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I do keep a couple of really good bottles for special occasions, but when they built this boat they didn't plan for a wino living on it :-) Still working out storage, guess I need to throw out some food - one can live on wine!!
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There really are some very excellent box wines available nowadays. Probably not available everywhere, but easy to find here in Florida. I can't think of any reason to head out with wine in bottles... Except that my wife and I do enjoy a bit of champagne now and then (it's not just for New Years!), and you cannot get that in boxes.
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For wine: no cardboard box, no plastic.. NEVER EVER... glass bottles... This is not even open for discussion. There some things in this world that are immutable and need respect... like wine in glass bottle.
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I have just started home brewing my own wine (works out $1.50 a bottle). You can bottle it in plastic. But you do have to drink it with in 10 months (not a problem). Unfortunately batch number one tastes like crap and I may use it as antifouling. Practise makes perfect (I would settle for drinkable). A lot of the cask wine you get is great. You can stack it up every where. .

To make wine:
you need grape (not any grape: edible grape is not good for wine), you need to have a good fermentation at the correct temperature. It takes month, and after you have to age it in good barrel..
You do all taht at home
or you mix some powder with water ?
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There really are some very excellent box wines available nowadays. Probably not available everywhere, but easy to find here in Florida. I can't think of any reason to head out with wine in bottles... Except that my wife and I do enjoy a bit of champagne now and then (it's not just for New Years!), and you cannot get that in boxes.
I can think of a thousand reasons not to use boxes....
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To make wine:
you need grape (not any grape: edible grape is not good for wine)......
or you mix some powder with water ?
Not necessarily, wines can be made out of any fruit or vegetable. Our lodger is currently making a banana and pineapple wine...

My rice wine, however, isn't really a wine... since it's base is a grain it's a beer really - but looks like wine, tastes like wine and gets you pissed like wine, so who really cares!
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OH GOD !!!!!!!
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So far I've learned a lot , really a lot in this CF. And I've been very happy with all I've learned and read...
BUT FOR GOD SAKE stay on navigation and sailing... don't start a wine forum.........................
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
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A decent glass goes a long way to bridge the gap in wine.
This is so true.
Riedel O Series glasses should be standard issue on every boat. A nice thin lip, no stem to break, low center of gravity, and easily stored in the cardboard boxes they come in. We started out with just the cab glasses, but quickly added big luscious pinot glasses and smaller sauv blanc tumblers.
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Since many of us sailors are true winos, it seems appropriate to have a thread on wine :-)
Mata'irea - I like those glasses - will order some. thanks for the tip.
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