Dr. Vinny's Weirdest Wine Questions of 2018

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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.

It’s been fun playing doctor for yet another year. I love hearing from wine lovers all over the world and trying to shed some light on their questions, especially the offbeat ones—in fact, I often learn something new in the process!

These are some of the oddest (and most fun to answer) questions I’ve been asked this year. I went down a rabbit hole of videos on making boozy lollipops, talked to a copper scrub manufacturer, found a charming winemaker in Montana to tell me about dandelion wine and learned about how Alfred Heineken invented a square bottle that could also be used as a brick to build homes. It’s been a blast!

Thank you to all my readers for keeping me on my toes, and ensuring that there's never a dull moment when the doctor is in!

—Dr. Vinny

Why doesn’t wine come in square bottles?

How do you make wine lollipops?

Should I pour my wine through a copper scrub pad?

What’s up with the petrol note in Riesling?

Can I drink old dandelion wine?

Can I mix wine with grape juice?

How good are those winemaking kits?

Can I make homemade wine spritzers?

What's the most widely planted white wine grape in world?

Can I make watermelon wine?

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