posted on May, 23 2017 @ 04:27 PM
a reply to: jacygirl
Glassmaking I had to look up and research, yes. Although, Minnesota is home to one of the largest and longest-running medieval festivals in the
nation - just called the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. I used to work there as a young man, and watched the glassblowers' demonstrations a couple
times. I had to look up some terms for that.
The winemaking - on our honeymoon, Mrs. Shepherd & I visited a winery in Napa Valley. We were treated to a fascinating tour where they took us into
the barrelhouse and used a siphon to pull wine at different stages of the aging process - 1 year, 2 years, 3 years. Then we went back to the tasting
room and had some of the same kind of wine that had been aged 5 and 10 years. Completely different tastes. That's where most of the wine tasting
descriptions came from. I had to punt a little because I wasn't sure I was going to use oak for the wood of the barrels in Geaomm. Oak is what
imparts the vanilla flavor and aroma to wines like cabernet sauvignon and different whiskies. The vanillin in the barrel wood leaches into the wine
and gives it that flavor or aroma.
No, I am not all knowing. LOL That might make my life much, much easier, but it is most definitely not true.