questionsdoes wine.woot ever offer ice wine and which do…

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They have offered some in the past, not that particular kind though. Have you asked over on wine.woot about this? You might do better asking there only because I don't think I have seen many of the wine.woot folks besides shrdlu and a couple others here on deals.woot

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I'll save everyone else the trouble (unless I'm the only dummy)...

From Wikipedia -

Ice wine (or icewine, as one word, or in German, Eiswein) is a type of dessert wine produced from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. The sugars and other dissolved solids do not freeze, but the water does, allowing a more concentrated grape must to be pressed from the frozen grapes, resulting in a smaller amount of more concentrated, very sweet wine. With ice wines, the freezing happens before the fermentation, not afterwards. Unlike the grapes from which other dessert wines, such as Sauternes, Tokaji, or Trockenbeerenauslese, are made, ice wine grapes should not be affected by Botrytis cinerea or noble rot, at least not to any great degree. Only healthy grapes keep in good shape until the opportunity arises for an ice wine harvest, which in extreme cases can occur after the New Year, on a northern hemisphere calendar.

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@1rudeboy: Thanks for the wiki info, and no, you were not the only unlearned one.

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@hobbit said, "They have offered some in the past, not that particular kind though"

Did the OP mention a particular kind? I don't see any body-text at all, just the thread title. I'm wondering if there's one of those funky browser issues at play or something....

Anyway, I feel sure that I've seen icewines on wine.woot before, but there's no telling what they'll carry in the future.

FYI: You can go to http://wine.woot.com/Forums/ and search back through previous offerings.

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@anotherhiggins: nothing funky browser wise for you. the question was it. which is why I responded as I did, I think I meant dessert wines, since that is all an ice wine is.

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I tried doing a search on the wine.woot.com forums, but didn't see any ice wines. They do have several dessert wines, per @hobbit, some of which were reminiscent of ice wines.

I suspect the OP was specifically interested in ice wines, however, having called them out specifically, but I can't be sure. It should be noted that your typical ice wine is much pricier than your typical (non-botrytized) dessert wine and can be something of a "special occasion" wine.

The type of wine that is perhaps both most similar to an ice wine and somewhat commonly offered on wine.woot is a Riesling.

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I still suggest @wadekind go over to the winewoot forums there are a lot of discussions about ice wines over there. He may find more info on the wine.woot forum than here. Wine.wooters are a pretty verbose bunch of people I rather like them.

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@hobbit: Been there done that and now I am dizzy and my head hurts from TMI. I am not a wine drinker but I had a very expensive glass of this at a restaurant in Toronto a few weeks ago and I loved it. I had read about it in some tour books before we went there. It was supposed to be something special and it was but I have no wine experience and my friends still argue over bud lite vs miller lite so no help there. Short version from wine woot is that there has not been any ice wine offered for sale and no one is willing to stick their neck out and recommend a specific brand. Thanks for the suggestion and look for my post at wine woot if you want an education on ice wine.

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@wadekind: psst they aren't really called brands but labels, or better yet winery. I did ask my dad about ice wine, and he is pretending he a wine snob this week so he was no help - he isn't really much of a dessert wine. What you might want to do is fine a nice bottle shop in your town and start making nice with the owner. Find out when they have tastings and start your wine education.