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Cleaning The Foil Of An Old Wine Bottle

I have an old bottle of wine vintage 1961which has been stored in a wine fridge. It developed mold on the surface of the bottle which I was able to wipe off. On the foil however I noticed a white substance that appears to resemble a crystalized salt. What might this substance be and how do I clean it off the foil with out damaging the foil?

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Wine Creeping Up Cork

We have 2 cases of wine that I'm finding the wine is creeping up the cork by almost 2/3's of the length of the cork. Is the wine ok or is it spoiled for the choice of a better word. The wine tastes a little off to me

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Champagn-moet Chandon

Can you clarify...One can no longer obtain Moet Chandon White Star...everyone is saying that they just changed the name to Imperial. Is this true if so why?

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Licenses Required For Importing And Selling

Good day everybody, I am trying to start a business of importation of spirits from South America. I have found as much information online as I could about the licensing process and requirements, secured the rights with the producer, who is already registered with the FDA, but now I'm facing a dilemma. I know I need an Importer License from the Federal Government. Do I need one from the State Government too? (my business will be based in Florida) I've read conflicting comments on different websites about that, ranging from yes to no to only needing the Federal import license and a Wholesaler license at the State level. Could you help me clear that one please? Thank you

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Storage Temp For Champagne

Is it okay to store chilled champagne at room temperature?

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"hot" Tasting Wines

Will bottle aging help subdue the "hot" taste to a wine with a high alcohol content?

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Valpolicella

What exactly is the difference in the production of a Recioto and an Amarone? Obviously very different outcomes, put the process seems similar. Thanks!

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How To Preserve A Bottle Of Wine.

I use a vacuum pump system to preserve a open bottle of wine. My problem is that there is different size bottle openings. When the bottle is a little bigger at the opening the vacuum stopper is too loose and the vacuum doesn't have a good seal. Is there different size stoppers to fit different size bottles?

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Where To Buy Locally

Where can I buy locally or online (reputable website) FALESCO Sangiovese 2011, Italy? please help! Thank you!

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Wine Without Front Label

I am looking for a source for wine that I can apply my own front label in the US. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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