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Old 08-26-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
andyn11
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Does anyone ever put a bit of a fizz in their wine and hows it done ?



 
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:40 PM   #2
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Does anyone ever put a bit of a fizz in their wine and hows it done ?
Simple way is to keg it.

If you want to bottle you HAVE to use beer or champagne bottles because you will pop your corks.

Read up on bottle conditioning and pasteurizing.


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Old 08-27-2012, 07:02 AM   #3
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What about screw cap wine bottles ?

 
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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Wine bottles are not designed to handle pressure.

Compare the heft of a champagne bottle vs a wine bottle and you will notice a major difference.

Beer bottles don't need to be as thick because they are much smaller diameter.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:29 AM   #5
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I'd imagine that it's the same as carbonating beer?

There are a few wine styles that come carbonated (e.g. Lambrusco)

 
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:38 AM   #6
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Suppose i could always nick a few of my dads beer bottles

Another thing i know red wine should be in dark bottles but would it matter if i put white wine in a dark bottle ?

 
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #7
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Another thing i know red wine should be in dark bottles but would it matter if i put white wine in a dark bottle ?
Nope, it'll be fine. The purpose of dark bottles is to prevent light damage, which isn't much of a factor unless you're aging your wine for a long time or you have the unfortunate habit of leaving your wine bottles in the direct sunlight.



 
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