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  1. Wines for Thanksgiving dinner

    Depends of course, but you could drink just about any wine that suits your taste. Me personally, I would think about a Chardonnay, Riesling, or Pinot Grigio if you are thinking white wine or even a...
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    This probably isn't something that I am totally...

    This probably isn't something that I am totally qualified to answer, but what about adding a melon liquer (Midori) or watermelon extract to the final product? Watermelon extract is available at...
  3. Question: Wine shelf life

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    Dereck, 37 years is an awful long time to store...

    Dereck, 37 years is an awful long time to store any wine and expect it to be good. First, it has to be a wine that lends itself to aging for a long time. Obviously, some wines do lend themselves...
  4. Question: Ice wine bottle

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    If you're still looking for this info and you can...

    If you're still looking for this info and you can tell me something about the taste of the wine, I might be able to tell you what your drank. I assume it was a white wine. What else can you tell me?
  5. Question: Ice wine bottle

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    Eiswein is typically pretty expensive and is, of...

    Eiswein is typically pretty expensive and is, of course, a dessert wine with residual sugars of 8 to 18% (very sweet). My guess is that your boxed wine wasn't ice wine, but rather just a sweet white...
  6. Or you could just leave it as is and use the...

    Or you could just leave it as is and use the bottle as a decoration/conversation piece for your kitchen or wet bar!
  7. Most wine will not last 40 plus years. Even if...

    Most wine will not last 40 plus years. Even if it were a wine that might have some tasting value after 40 years, you would have to wonder if it's been stored properly for 47 years? Corks are...
  8. You need to define big and bold. I know what it...

    You need to define big and bold. I know what it means, but I'm wondering if my definition is the same as yours.
  9. I've already sent an inquiry to the Texas...

    I've already sent an inquiry to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, but thought I would ask here first.
  10. Probably no more than a dozen bottles...

    Probably no more than a dozen bottles...
  11. Redistribution/re-sale of wine or fortified wine

    If I wanted to charge a fee for private wine tastings in people's home (people of legal drinking age) in the state of Texas and Louisiana, (a) do I need a special license or permit to charge a fee...
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    Trade school or apprentice program is a great...

    Trade school or apprentice program is a great alternative. Every given culinary arts any consideration? If there's a culinary school convenient to your location, think about it. It combines art...
  13. Question: All about rocks.

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    Metamorphic rocks are rocks that originally were...

    Metamorphic rocks are rocks that originally were sedimentary or igneous rocks that have been exposed to significant stresses of temperature or pressure and are now changed (metamorphozed).
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    Well your story sounds very familiar... like...

    Well your story sounds very familiar... like mine. I started Jr. College in 1969 and flunked out. Wasn't motivated, wasn't focused. So I quit and went to work. What else is there to do? College,...
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    It is a publicly traded stock... NuStar (NS)...

    It is a publicly traded stock... NuStar (NS)...
  16. I'm going to tell you my opinion. College...

    I'm going to tell you my opinion. College prepares you for so much more than a job and in so many different ways than non-college experience can. Also, college can be a real blast if you are...
  17. Why isn't she so sure anymore? That'd be...

    Why isn't she so sure anymore? That'd be important to understand. Also, her level of maturity might determine how much help she needs or doesn't need in making this decision. What are her grades...
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    Well you've said you need to cut costs and you've...

    Well you've said you need to cut costs and you've listed some options, but what you haven't told anyone is "what is your educational objective?" PS: there are spoiled kids going to every school! ...
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    If you're still looking for a lighter red wine...

    If you're still looking for a lighter red wine and a Pinot Noir as well, I have found 2 that I really like. One is a German Pinot Noir by the name of Hans Lang. I was really surprised at how light...
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    Limited Partnership stock inside an IRA

    Am I creating a future accounting/tax return nightmare by keeping a Limited Partnership stock paying large dividends in my SEP IRA?:eek:
  21. Maybe you should re-evaluate your objectives. ...

    Maybe you should re-evaluate your objectives. What I mean by that is, "is your objective to make good grades or is your objective to be perfect or is your objective to learn?" There is a difference...
  22. It sounds like to me that you have made some...

    It sounds like to me that you have made some horrendous choices with regard to the Specialized Art School and now you are interested in Computer Science. You have spent $26,000 on one year of...
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    Oh, if we all had lives and jobs where boredom...

    Oh, if we all had lives and jobs where boredom didn't exist, everything would be just peachy. It is rare indeed that a person is not somewhat bored in their regular, day-to-day jobs and lives. I...
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    I think that you will find merlots, pinot noirs,...

    I think that you will find merlots, pinot noirs, shirazs, chiantis, and even red zinfandels and sangioveses a little softer than cabs, although it could just be that the cabs that you are trying to...
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    Sticky: What advice do you have, if any, for someone who...

    What advice do you have, if any, for someone who is thinking about becoming a sommelier?
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    Social Security Benefits

    My wife (an elementary school teacher) originally worked for employers (school districts in Texas0 who were in the Social Security system. Then, she switched employers and works at a school that...
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    You are wise to research jobs before you start...

    You are wise to research jobs before you start making decisions about college. I wouldn't let a single jobs website determine what jobs are available and what jobs aren't available though. Check...
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    Great... thanks...

    Great... thanks...
  29. Question: Can't Decide.

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    Sounds like you have some good responses already,...

    Sounds like you have some good responses already, but I'll through my 2 cents in. Do what you will be passionate about. The more you love your job, the more you will love life. If you hate your...
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    The first thing that goes through my mind when...

    The first thing that goes through my mind when reading your post is that you are probably heading for a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics. If that were the case you would wind up teaching...
  31. Question: Career choices

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    Environmental Science or Environmental...

    Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering is also another possibility. But keep in mind that a degree is not necessarily a vocation (unless you teach at a University). A degree is your...
  32. smgr, Two things, or maybe more than 2 things. ...

    smgr, Two things, or maybe more than 2 things. Number one, don't give up on getting an education. Just re-direct your efforts in the field of study that is meant for you. Number two, find...
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    Try this website for more information on...

    Try this website for more information on Petroleum Technology programs:

    Petroleum Technology / Technician Colleges and Petroleum Technology / Technician Schools | USCS
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    Got a photo?

    Got a photo?
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    I have found no references to gold mines or gold...

    I have found no references to gold mines or gold mining in New York State. Here's the email address for the NY State Division of Mineral Resources though... if you want to contact them: ...
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    Also, check you public library or a University...

    Also, check you public library or a University library. There should be a book or two on agates in any library.
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    Quartz is a mineral composed of silicon dioxide...

    Quartz is a mineral composed of silicon dioxide (SiO2). Is is a very common mineral and is present in many rocks both in microcystalline form and in large crystals. It comes in several varieties as...
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    Answer to Q1: Continents move around very slowly...

    Answer to Q1: Continents move around very slowly (millimeters per year), but over huge amounts of time (hundreds of millions or billions of years), they can move around in a way that impacts climate,...
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    Granite is actually a plutonic rock meaning that...

    Granite is actually a plutonic rock meaning that it formed more slowly in the subsurface as opposed to a volcanic rock which solidifies (forms) at the surface. In nature, igeous rocks are often...
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    I would think that a strong background in math,...

    I would think that a strong background in math, physics, chemistry, & biology (foreign languages might be a plus) with excellent grades in all would more important than any of the things that you...
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    Types of Investments for ROTH IRAs vs. 401ks

    Most of my retirement money is in 401ks. However, both my wife and I have some money in ROTH IRAs. I am 58 and thinking about retirement in 6 years, give or take. My wife is 53 and not thinking...
  42. Okay, thanks... got it now!

    Okay, thanks... got it now!
  43. So, if my wife earned $32,000 (or whatever she...

    So, if my wife earned $32,000 (or whatever she earned), I would show that earned income on my tax return and also list my social security as "earned income"? I guess I'm trying to figure out how to...
  44. MLSNC, I don't think that you have me confused. ...

    MLSNC, I don't think that you have me confused. I'm plenty confused already, but I think I'm getting the picture. Withdrawals from my 401k, pensions paid to me, and withdrawals from a ROTH IRA...
  45. Unearned vs. earned income and impact on SS benefits

    I want to try to retire in about 6 years at age 64. I am married and my wife will continue to work (for a number of years) as a school teacher after I retire. I will have access to a company...
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