Hello there! I'm Dr. Vinifera, but you can call me Vinny. Ask me your toughest wine questions, from the fine points of etiquette to the science of winemaking. And don't worry, I'm no wine snob—you can also ask me those "dumb questions" you're too embarrased to ask your wine geek friends! I hope you find my answers educational, empowering and even amusing. And don't forget to check out my most asked questions and my full archives for all my Q&A classics.
Turns out that the questions that you asked me (and the questions that you looked up) this year definitely were a little, um, let’s say, a bit … pandemic-y. From what I could tell, readers were trying to make wine at home with bread yeast, raisins, other fruits, even milk, or trying to turn wine into sanitizer (or maybe just vinegar). Substitutions were needed for wine in recipes, and some of you thought about entering the wine business in unconventional ways. And thank goodness for the invention of the virtual happy hour!
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