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Old 09-05-2008, 05:12 AM   #1
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I've seen raisins in a lot of wine recipes, what do they do (besides add sugar)?

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Old 09-05-2008, 05:23 AM   #2
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To make it taste more like wine if you are not using grapes. Also to add a little body.
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:04 AM   #3
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Think add body is main reason; be aware though they can dominate taste if overdone. Having said that there are some very nice rasin dominent recipes out there, especially great for cold winter nights.

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Old 09-05-2008, 11:20 AM   #4
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They're a substitute for yeast nutrient. Good for people worried about evil chemicals.
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