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Orange Wine: Gross or Great?

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Orange you glad there are more options than just red and white wine now? "Orange wine" is popping up on trendy wine lists, but it really refers to white wine that has been aged longer than usual on grape skins, seeds and stems, Yahoo! reports. The result? Orange-colored wine.



Some producers (usually small vintners) use elaborate methods to give the wine even more of a burnt-orange color -- and the unique-looking end product will generally cost you at least $25. Yahoo's Food Republic blog tried a 2004 Damijan Kaplja Bianco orange wine and called it "amazing."

"Cloudy and funky on the nose, it had fruit and flower flavors, and great acidity. Yet, it stood up and saluted, like a red," Food Republic raved. Is it just us, or do you find it pretentious when people talk about wine this way? When's the last time your wine stood up and saluted? Nevertheless, orange wine would make a great holiday party gift. And we're definitely curious to give it a try. How about you?

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  • mm61675 2012/02/23 22:32:15
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    mm61675
    I'd try it
  • shindogg 2012/01/02 21:50:37
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    shindogg
    all wine is bad (includes all other alcohol as well) but tryin to make an orange variety looks like either food colored crap or some kool aid imitation
  • stevie.luplow 2011/12/27 01:02:03
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    stevie.luplow
    I'd try it!
  • Akes88 2011/12/25 17:26:58
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    Akes88
    I'd try it, altho that critic's description didn't give me any idea what it really tastes like lol. maybe i'm not sophisticated enough but I have no idea what those terms translate to in real world tastes.
  • Boo 2011/12/16 22:09:39
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    Boo
    Since there was no choice for other. I'd really have to try it to tell you! I like dry wines whatever the color.
  • Xion Guest 2011/12/15 22:05:21
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    Xion Guest
    i see it good.. i sense it good.. i have to drink it but.. i see no gross in being that original
  • Heather 2011/12/14 23:38:52
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    Heather
    Can't say for sure until I have tried it....
  • Jeremiah 2011/12/14 22:24:11
    Gross
    Jeremiah
    Never liked wine anyway. I only use it to look fancy.
  • brittany 2011/12/13 00:47:57
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    brittany
    if orange beer works idk why orange wine wouldn't
  • Windy Gap 2011/12/12 14:57:03
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    Windy Gap
    +1
    The "orange wine" that I had was made from oranges in south louisiana.
  • nefertari 2011/12/11 15:53:01
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    nefertari
    I'll try it...get your vitamin C too.
  • Get Bashed 2011/12/10 13:10:13
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    Get Bashed
    GREAT....It's not as if anything out there for consumption really has it's NATURAL COLOUR! So, let's just drink it!
  • Sheila 2011/12/10 06:48:53
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    Sheila
    I've never seen it in the market, but it brings back old times. My uncle, now deceased, God rest his soul, used to make orange wine, and it was delicious. Kinda sneaks up on you, because it tastes so good, you don't realize how much you're drinking. He used to make a mighty fine dandelion wine too. I'll keep my eye out for it on the shelves.
  • Lyric 2011/12/10 03:05:10
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    Lyric
    +1
    Orange is my favorite color :)
  • viola 2011/12/09 21:49:48
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    viola
    add a bit of orange flavoring and mmm
  • Cathy 2011/12/09 17:00:06
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    Cathy
    I only drink alcohol beverages only on "special occasions" such as weddings, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and etc., but I am willing to give it a try because it look delicious!
  • jacktown kid 2011/12/09 16:01:33
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    jacktown kid
    Don't look good either
  • Ken 2011/12/09 14:30:08
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    Ken
    Wine making has a wonderful tradition. Classes in wine tasting will help you understand descriptions like that provided by the Food Republic. These classes will teach you to observe the color as well as the clarity of the wine. When you see an orange wine, you quickly look at the label....and if the vintage isn't older than say 1980, you poor it down the drain because the wine has not aged well.

    Obviously, the Food Republic is a pretentious mouth piece for the industry because only somebody trying to pass off bad wine would use the language of the tradition to create a new drink and call it wine...because if it has an wine has an orange color it is either very old or very bad or something other than wine.
  • Pinkl@dy 2011/12/09 11:09:12
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    Pinkl@dy
    what about green or blue wine, that would be awesome! but maybe a bit wierd..
  • Ruger 2011/12/09 08:22:04
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    Ruger
    +1
    Gag to all wine that stuff is just nasty, give me a beer. yeung ling
  • cebo Ruger 2011/12/10 06:09:04
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    +1
    couldn't have said it better.
  • Bob DiN 2011/12/09 08:12:34
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    Bob DiN
    I'll stick to good red and white.
  • Juliet Alyssa 2011/12/09 07:48:26
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    Juliet Alyssa
    +1
    Cool, I'd love to try that!
  • Bob DiN Juliet ... 2011/12/09 08:13:42
    Bob DiN
    How do you know it's great if you never tried it?
  • Miss UT 2011/12/09 06:43:35
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    Miss UT
    +1
    Life is Orange (and white)! While I have not tried it yet, it is definitely on my list to do...
    Everything is better in orange....
  • aurelie 2011/12/09 05:18:46
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    aurelie
    +1
    It really depends on what you use it on.
  • Irish little 2011/12/09 04:47:19
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    Irish little
    +1
    Try it, you would be surprised! We have been using orange and watermellon wines with lemon/lime soda as a summer pickup drink for a number of years now.
  • Irish l... Irish l... 2011/12/09 04:49:36
    Irish little
    Oh I forgot, Orange brandy is also great.
  • viola Irish l... 2011/12/09 21:50:11
    viola
    sounds good
  • Sheila Irish l... 2011/12/10 06:49:52
    Sheila
    I'd love to find watermelon wine. Sounds delish.
  • coach k 2011/12/09 04:38:34
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    coach k
    +1
    all wine is great
  • EmoPIxxie 2011/12/09 03:54:52
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    EmoPIxxie
    +1
    why not?
  • Psicolabis 2011/12/09 03:36:08
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    Psicolabis
    +1
    Waiting for it to arrive to argentina (lucky me, the legal age here is 18)
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2011/12/09 03:14:56
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    MOMMA THOMAS
    +1
    WOULD HAVE TO DO A TASTE TEST FIRST.....JUST DOESN'T SOUND RIGHT.
  • Quiet-is-feared 2011/12/09 02:45:17
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    Quiet-is-feared
    +1
    The more you have, the better it gets
    I dont mind wine :)
  • Maleficent 2011/12/09 02:16:38
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    Maleficent
    +1
    for some reason that dont sound too good to me.
  • ladyO 2011/12/09 01:21:25
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    ladyO
    +2
    when i turn 21 that will be my first drink :)
  • Skar 2011/12/09 01:04:03
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    Skar
    +1
    I'd give it a try
  • Stephanie Gutknecht 2011/12/09 00:22:28
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    Stephanie Gutknecht
    +1
    Well seeing as wine has been made out of far odder things I would definitely give it a try. I mean Normal Wine is eventually aged Alcoholic Grape juice what's stoping us from doing it with orange juice.
  • raine 2011/12/09 00:01:37
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    raine
    +1
    I would try it. Why not. If it is good people will buy it, if not they will just stop making it.

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