Can anyone help me make vermouth? via /r/wine

Can anyone help me make vermouth?

Hi!

I know this is wine, but the r/vermouth is small and I figured some of you might help me.

I've been brewing beer for 6 years and making mead for 4. I have never made wine (should I do that first?), but I love vermouth. My wife and I went to Spain for our honey moon a few years ago and spent a by of time in Catalonia. Specifically we went to a vermouth bar in Barcelona called Casa Mariol. We lugged three liters in my backpack for miles that day as we walked around. That stuff was delicious. From the what I found out by the owners they use the solera method (I'm familiar with it but I'm sure it's an advanced method for vermouth as well).

I would really like to make vermouth, but unlike beer and mead my first time I have no idea where to start. I learn really well from books so if you can recommend any good ones that would help. Please also let me know if there's equipment I'd need that a brewer wouldn't have.

Thanks!

Submitted July 27, 2017 at 11:03PM by TheTinRam
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I want to get my parents a bottle of wine for getting me to college. Can I get some help choosing a bottle? via /r/wine

I want to get my parents a bottle of wine for getting me to college. Can I get some help choosing a bottle?

So, my experience with wine is pretty much limited to boxes and cheap red wine mixed with coke (which actually is rather delicious). As a thank you present to my parents who are sending me to college, I wanted to blindside them with a gift I shouldn't be able to get them before I leave for the fall semester, with a bottle of wine for my mom and a bottle of whiskey for my dad.

I was looking specifically at red wines, and within a budget of about $60. Are there any wines that this sub could recommend for someone with a slightly limited budget, for a special occasion like this? I know that they'll probably say that they love anything I give them considering the circumstance but I want them to actually love it. To give you an idea of my parent's tastes, my mom usually only sticks to pinot noir, at least at restaurants, and my dad doesn't really care (whiskey on the other hand is a bit different).

I found a few that I thought might be good for this. Does anyone here have any experience with these wines?

  • Boss Block by Sheridan Vineyard 2014 ($50 at a 97 rating seems pretty good)

  • Unanime by Mascota Vineyard 2013 ($25 for 94)

  • Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2003 ($40 for a 95, however the important thing for me is that it was made in the year I started school. Is it too risky to get a dessert wine?)

Submitted July 27, 2017 at 11:57PM by jeffyteffe
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Something similar yet more affordable to an Albert Boxler Tokay Pinot Gris ‘Sommerberg’ Grand Cru 2007 via /r/wine

Something similar yet more affordable to an Albert Boxler Tokay Pinot Gris ‘Sommerberg’ Grand Cru 2007

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I had this wine at a fancy dinner …… and can’t get it out of my head. It was like a sauternes with rich, sweet multidimensional notes…and viscosity, but had this amazing bracing acidity too.

This bottle retails at ~$50 in NYC stores. I’d love to get a few to lay down, but “a few” at $50 is too much $$….

Also: if anyone knows similar wines at this price, I guess I can look out for them by the glass in NYC.

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