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Old 08-09-2004, 12:52 AM
Dar V
 
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Jack,
Thank you. You've hit it on the nail. I appreciate your input and
experience. As I told Ray, I would never give her a bottle of Dandelion
wine, whatever I thought either way. My wines usually clear very nicely on
their own and I don't have to filter them. I'll admit to having a problem
with a few of them over the past few years, but this Dandelion batch wasn't
one of them. I checked my records, this wine was racked 3 times and very,
very clear when bottled. So clear that I would give it as a gift. I'm sure
I'll have other get-togethers, so it is interesting to hear your thoughts in
case the question arises again. I don't know what to think. But I'm not
going to get too worried about it, other than I won't offer her that wine
again, and I'll have something else for her.
I hope your brother gets out of the doghouse. My hubby has always
thought his sister's allergy to dogs was "not quite real", but he never put
it too the test. lol
I doubt my friend has ever had mead; drinking my homemade wine is a walk
on the wild side for her.
Thanks again,
Darlene

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Darlene, there are at least three possibilities. (1) Dandelion pollen
got into the wine and she had a reaction to it. I have never, ever
heard of an allergy to dandelions or their pollen, but admit it is
possible. (2) She had a reaction to something else in the environment
and the dandelion took the rap. (3) She knew it was dandelion wine
and had a hypochondrical reaction. One of my sister-in-laws had a
similar reaction to a crabapple wine after my brother told her it was
white clover wine. He was trying to prove to her that many of her
so-called "allergy attacks" were self-induced. He proved his point,
but she is unforgiving to a fault and he has been living in the dog
house ever since. Moral of this story: do not make a fool of your
spouse if you do not want to live with a fool.

I honestly have difficulty believing your friend's reaction had
anything to do with the dandelions, but I have been wrong before.

How does she react to mead? There is potentially far more pollen in
mead than dandelion wine, but there should be none in either if the
wine was racked a few times and brilliantly clear when bottled.

Jack Keller, The Winemaking Home Page
http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/




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Old 08-09-2004, 12:52 AM
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Jack,
Thank you. You've hit it on the nail. I appreciate your input and
experience. As I told Ray, I would never give her a bottle of Dandelion
wine, whatever I thought either way. My wines usually clear very nicely on
their own and I don't have to filter them. I'll admit to having a problem
with a few of them over the past few years, but this Dandelion batch wasn't
one of them. I checked my records, this wine was racked 3 times and very,
very clear when bottled. So clear that I would give it as a gift. I'm sure
I'll have other get-togethers, so it is interesting to hear your thoughts in
case the question arises again. I don't know what to think. But I'm not
going to get too worried about it, other than I won't offer her that wine
again, and I'll have something else for her.
I hope your brother gets out of the doghouse. My hubby has always
thought his sister's allergy to dogs was "not quite real", but he never put
it too the test. lol
I doubt my friend has ever had mead; drinking my homemade wine is a walk
on the wild side for her.
Thanks again,
Darlene

"Jack Keller" wrote in message
om...
Darlene, there are at least three possibilities. (1) Dandelion pollen
got into the wine and she had a reaction to it. I have never, ever
heard of an allergy to dandelions or their pollen, but admit it is
possible. (2) She had a reaction to something else in the environment
and the dandelion took the rap. (3) She knew it was dandelion wine
and had a hypochondrical reaction. One of my sister-in-laws had a
similar reaction to a crabapple wine after my brother told her it was
white clover wine. He was trying to prove to her that many of her
so-called "allergy attacks" were self-induced. He proved his point,
but she is unforgiving to a fault and he has been living in the dog
house ever since. Moral of this story: do not make a fool of your
spouse if you do not want to live with a fool.

I honestly have difficulty believing your friend's reaction had
anything to do with the dandelions, but I have been wrong before.

How does she react to mead? There is potentially far more pollen in
mead than dandelion wine, but there should be none in either if the
wine was racked a few times and brilliantly clear when bottled.

Jack Keller, The Winemaking Home Page
http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/



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Dar V
 
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Jack,
Thank you. You've hit it on the nail. I appreciate your input and
experience. As I told Ray, I would never give her a bottle of Dandelion
wine, whatever I thought either way. My wines usually clear very nicely on
their own and I don't have to filter them. I'll admit to having a problem
with a few of them over the past few years, but this Dandelion batch wasn't
one of them. I checked my records, this wine was racked 3 times and very,
very clear when bottled. So clear that I would give it as a gift. I'm sure
I'll have other get-togethers, so it is interesting to hear your thoughts in
case the question arises again. I don't know what to think. But I'm not
going to get too worried about it, other than I won't offer her that wine
again, and I'll have something else for her.
I hope your brother gets out of the doghouse. My hubby has always
thought his sister's allergy to dogs was "not quite real", but he never put
it too the test. lol
I doubt my friend has ever had mead; drinking my homemade wine is a walk
on the wild side for her.
Thanks again,
Darlene

"Jack Keller" wrote in message
om...
Darlene, there are at least three possibilities. (1) Dandelion pollen
got into the wine and she had a reaction to it. I have never, ever
heard of an allergy to dandelions or their pollen, but admit it is
possible. (2) She had a reaction to something else in the environment
and the dandelion took the rap. (3) She knew it was dandelion wine
and had a hypochondrical reaction. One of my sister-in-laws had a
similar reaction to a crabapple wine after my brother told her it was
white clover wine. He was trying to prove to her that many of her
so-called "allergy attacks" were self-induced. He proved his point,
but she is unforgiving to a fault and he has been living in the dog
house ever since. Moral of this story: do not make a fool of your
spouse if you do not want to live with a fool.

I honestly have difficulty believing your friend's reaction had
anything to do with the dandelions, but I have been wrong before.

How does she react to mead? There is potentially far more pollen in
mead than dandelion wine, but there should be none in either if the
wine was racked a few times and brilliantly clear when bottled.

Jack Keller, The Winemaking Home Page
http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/



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Old 11-09-2004, 02:19 AM
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I have hayfever. Many years ago I made some dandelion wine. It needed 7 cups
of the yellow petals, no greens. My wife and I did the plucking in the
kitchen. I was miserable, stuffed up and all, and she had to take over in
the end. In the years that followed, whenever I drank the wine, I'd get a
feeling, kinda heavy in the chest, just not right. I'm convinced it was the
dandelion.
Dan.



"Dar V" wrote in message
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Hello,
My wine tasting get-together provided a bit more input than we all
thought. My friend Barb has allergies to outdoor pollens...anyway, she had
a small glass of my dandelion wine, and about 30 minutes later she was
sneezing and such. She has had my other wines before with no ill effects.
Needless we cut her off and she was better in a bit. Has anyone else run
into this? or are we just plain wrong to think this?
Curious in Wisconsin,
Darlene




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Old 11-09-2004, 03:09 AM
Dar V
 
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Dan,
Thanks for your thoughts...I asked because I wasn't real sure what to think.
Plus I'm not prone to allergies, so it's hard for me to know what to say.
The best thing to do would be to always play it safe, I suppose, and not
drink it. Or if someone just wants to try, just try a bit and see what
happens.
Darlene

"Daniel_B" wrote in message
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I have hayfever. Many years ago I made some dandelion wine. It needed 7
cups of the yellow petals, no greens. My wife and I did the plucking in the
kitchen. I was miserable, stuffed up and all, and she had to take over in
the end. In the years that followed, whenever I drank the wine, I'd get a
feeling, kinda heavy in the chest, just not right. I'm convinced it was the
dandelion.
Dan.



"Dar V" wrote in message
...
Hello,
My wine tasting get-together provided a bit more input than we all
thought. My friend Barb has allergies to outdoor pollens...anyway, she
had a small glass of my dandelion wine, and about 30 minutes later she
was sneezing and such. She has had my other wines before with no ill
effects. Needless we cut her off and she was better in a bit. Has anyone
else run into this? or are we just plain wrong to think this?
Curious in Wisconsin,
Darlene








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