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Old 01-21-2013, 06:18 PM   #1
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My wife made me promise to make her a riesling. The one she apparently likes is "cupcake" I guess (Yeah I know... she must have cheap tastes but oh well). Thing is, I don't seem to have access to any riesling grapes or juice. Heck, the LHBS doesn't even have a riesling kit.

Anyone have any ideas of something I could whip up? Preferably with montrachet or ec1118 as I am drowning in extra yeast from those strains lol. I was thinking a sweet chardonnay of some kind. I am a red guy so not too up on flavors in whites...
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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Nothing but a Riesling will taste like a Riesling.

Williams Brewing has Riesling juice concentrate.
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Nothing but a Riesling will taste like a Riesling.

Williams Brewing has Riesling juice concentrate.
That's what I was afraid of. My understanding of the style is that it gets all of its characteristics from the grapes. *sigh*

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That's what I was afraid of. My understanding of the style is that it gets all of its characteristics from the grapes. *sigh*

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All wines get their characteristics from the grapes they are made of.

A wines "name" is chosen because of the grape that was used to make it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:11 PM   #5
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Where is Cupcake from? Riesling takes on a lot of distinct character from the location its grown. To get close to this particular brand, I suggest looking into where the vineyard is, then get a kit/juice from the same region. Hope this helps! :-)

 
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Awesome advice. I ended up just telling her to buy a bottle and I started a cab for myself instead! Lol
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:51 AM   #7
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i am fairly certain midwest supplies has riesling kits. you will have to pay to ship of course

 
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Awesome advice. I ended up just telling her to buy a bottle and I started a cab for myself instead! Lol
Even better!

Cupcake uses juice/grapes from all over the world, good luck trying to match it.
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