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A year of bad weather has shrunk worldwide wine production to its lowest level since 1975

Don't panic, wine lovers, but wine production is at an all-time low. Thanks to a year of horrific weather, worldwide production of wine is shrinking, says a wine trade group.

The output of wine this year should be about 6.4 to 6.7 billion gallons, according the Los Angeles Times. That's down from 7 billion in 2011, and down from 7.9 billion in 2004, as wine production has been steadily decreasing since then.

What wine regions have been hit the hardest? Those in the European Union; forecasts say that only Portugal and Greece are expected to yield more wine than last year of all the countries in the E.U. The U.S. and countries in the Southern Hemisphere are also expected to increase production, good news for lovers of New World wines. But California grapes are also in shortage this season.

The silver lining to the forecast? Many say the droughts have actually produced better-tasting wines this season. Maybe that will make you appreciate your glass of malbec a bit more.

Install WINE on Linux Mint 20

Fortunately, Linux OS allows you to install your favorite Windows applications and games using the Wine program. Wine is a computability layer that enables you to install and run Windows programs on Linux systems. Initially, Wine does not support much of Windows applications, but now it supports a large number of Windows applications. Wine is not only supported on Linux but also macOS and FreeBSD.

In this article, we will explain how to install Wine on Linux Mint OS using two different ways. We will describe the installation of Wine using the command line Terminal application.

  1. We have explained the procedure and commands on Linux Mint 20 OS. More or less the same procedure can be followed in older Mint versions.
  2. For installing or removing any package in any Linux distribution including Linux Mint, you must be root user or normal user with sudo privileges.

Wine Installation on Linux Mint from Default Mint Repositories

Wine package is available in the default Mint repositories. Therefore, we can easily install it using the apt package manager. Follow the below steps to install Wine using default repositories in Mint OS:

Step 1: Wine is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Before the installation of Wine, you will need to check if you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit Mint system. Follow the below steps to do so:

Open the command-line Terminal using the Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut and then issue the following command in it:

You will see a similar output:

By looking at the CPU op-mode(s) value, you can find out the flavor of the Mint system. The 32-bit value indicates that you are running a 32-bit system, while the 32-bit, the 64-bit value indicates that you are running a 64-bit OS.

Step 2: To install Wine on a 64-bit Mint system, issue the following command in Terminal:

After running the above command, the system might ask for confirmation that if you want to continue the installation or not. Press y to continue, after that, Wine will be installed on your system.

To install Wine on a 32-bit Mint system, issue the following command in Terminal:

Once the installation of Wine is completed, you can verify it using the following command in Terminal:

With the above command, you can also check the installed version of Wine.

Wine Installation on Linux Mint using from the WineHQ Repository

You can also install Wine from the Wine HQ repository. Follow the below steps in order to do so:

Step 1: First, you will need to enable 32-bit architecture support. Issue the following command in Terminal in order to do so:

When prompted for the password, enter the sudo password.

Step 2: Now you will need to import the Wine HQ signing key. Issue the following command in the Terminal to do so:

The “OK” in the above output indicates that the key has been imported successfully.

Step 3: Add Wine repository using the following command in Terminal:

Step 4: Now update the system repository index using the following command:

After running this command, you might receive the following error:

“The following signatures couldn’t be verified

because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 76F1A20FF987672F”

You can solve this error by adding another key for the WineHQ repository. Issue the following command in the Terminal to do so:

Now again run the update command as follows:

This time hopefully you will not receive any error.

Step 5: Now install Wine stable release using the following command in the Terminal:

After running the above command, the system might ask for confirmation that if you want to continue the installation or not. Press y to continue, after that, Wine will be installed on your system.

There is another more recent version of Wine available is known as “WineHQ Development” but it is not a much stable version of Wine. However, as a developer, if you want to install this package, you can install it as follows:

Step 6: Once the installation of Wine is completed, you can verify it using the following command in Terminal:

With the above command, you can also check the installed version of Wine.

Wine Configuration

After the Wine is installed, set up the Wine environment. To do so, issue the following command in Terminal:

After running the above command, you will be prompted to install wine-mono and Gecko packages. These packages are required for certain applications and components to work properly.

First, you will be prompted for installing the wine-mono package. Click the Install button to install it.

After the installation of the wine-mono package is completed, you will be prompted to install Gecko. Click the Install button to install it.

Once Gecko is installed, the Wine configuration window will appear which allows you to configure various settings. After configuring required settings, close the configuration window. Now you have Wine installed and configured on your system.

Uninstall Wine

If you want to uninstall Wine from your system you can do so with the following command in Terminal:

That is all there is to it! Now that you have learned how to install Wine on Linux Mint 20 system, you can easily install and run your favorite Windows applications and games on Linux system. I hope you liked the article!

About the author

Karim Buzdar

Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

Using Wine to run Windows programs in Linux

Wine stands for Wine Is Not an Emulator. And WINE is actually an acronym for that. And as previously stated, it’s not even a virtual machine.

Rather it is a compatibility layer for running Windows applications on UNIX-like or POSIX-compliant operating systems (e.g. Linux, Mac, BSD). While a virtual machine or emulator simulates internal Windows logic, Wine translates those Windows logic to native UNIX/POSIX-complaint logic.

In simple and non-technical words, Wine converts internal Windows commands to commands your Linux system can natively understand.

Cracked Corn Moonshine Recipe – Ingredients and Equipment

  • 6 gallons of water
  • 8 pounds of ground cracked corn
  • 1.5 pounds of malted barley
  • Sugar (optional)
  • One pack of yeast (usually 11g)
  • Heat Source (electric or propane burner )
  • Thermometer
  • Mash pot
  • Spare bucket for aeration
  • Long spoon
  • Cheesecloth
  • Auto-siphon
  • Fermentation bucket
  • Hydrometer
  • Airlock
  • Moonshine still

Are you tired of making the same old moonshine recipe? Perhaps you've noticed the early summer bins of watermelons at the entrance of every supermarket or maybe it's harvest time and you have some ripe melons in the garden? If so- don’t waste your time eating them. Get ready to party and make some watermelon moonshine! Below is a detailed watermelon wine recipe which once distilled makes an awesome watermelon brandy.

Mashing Equipment

Making watermelon wine is pretty simple. You'll want to have the following handy to make this mash:

Cutting board and a sharp knife

A couple of 5 gallon buckets

A large paddle or spoon for stirring

Wort / immersion chiller (for cooling the mash)

A glass carboy or food grade plastic bucket for fermentation


2 packets bread yeast (or wine yeast)

Mashing, Fermentation, and Distillation Procedure

The first thing you'll need to do is extract the sweet, sweet watermelon juice from 5 large watermelons. The easiest way to do this is to cut the Watermelon in half and then into quarters. Once quartered, cut into slices and remove the rind. Next, reduce to chunks that will fit into a blender.

Next, add to chunks to the blender and obliterate!

Don't over-blend. Shut down the blender as soon as the fruit has been liquefied. Remember you'll need to pour this through a cheesecloth later and you don't want to blend it so much that the pulp comes right through the strainer.

As you fill up your blender containers with watermelon puree, dump the blended goodness though a cheesecloth installed in a sanitized food safe straining bucket. Nylon paint strainers work great for this.

Remove the cheesecloth containing pulp from the bucket and let some of the juice drip out.

Once the bag is a manageable size, squeeze it to extract as much watermelon juice as possible.

Pour the strained watermelon juice into a large stainless steel mash-tun.

Add sugar to the juice and stir until it dissolves.

Heat the strained watermelon juice, raisins, and sugar to 160F. This will kill most of the naturally occurring wild yeast and bacteria found in the watermelon juice.

After heating, add cold water to reach a total volume of 5 gallons (if needed).

Cool mash to 70 degree with a sterilized wort-chiller.

While the mash is cooling, make a yeast starter using 2 cups of 120F water, 2 tsp of sugar, and 2 small packages of bread yeast.

Take a starting gravity reading using a brix refractometer. Load the hydrometer by using a small dropper to remove a bit of juice from your mash pot.

Ideally, the brix reading should be around 1.065, which will produce a starting alcohol of about 8%. If the reading is low add 100% pure cane sugar until the desired starting gravity has been reached.

In case you're not familiar with brix refractometer, here's what the reading looks like

Aerate the mash by transferring it between two sterilized food grade buckets. Pour it hard so lots of bubbles form on top of the liquid.

Transfer the 70 degree mash to a sterilized fermentation vessel.

Add the yeast starter to the fermenter.

Admire the beauty of the carboy full of watermelon juice.

Add an airlock and ferment at 70F until finished. If you're not sure how to tell when it's done, read this article on fermentation.

Our batch finished very quickly (in about 2 days) due to a high starting temp (which is not ideal).

Once the bubbles in the airlock slow down/stop take a gravity reading. Once the gravity reading does not change for 3 days or is 1.010 or below it is done. Our gravity finished just below 1.00, giving us a starting alcohol of about 8.5%, which is exactly where we want to be.

After letting the wine settle for another 3-4 days (this will give the yeast time to settle to the bottom of the fermenter), siphon into a 100% copper still.

Leave the raisins, settled watermelon pulp, and as much yeast behind as possible. Transferring this stuff into your still could cause off flavors to be present in the final product.

Distill, making tight heads and tails cuts.

After distillation we'dsuggest you add some finishing touches to your watermelon moonshine by doing one of the following:

Combine the hearts in a mason jar, add a fresh chunk of watermelon, and leave it sit for a week, refrigerated. Drink soon after. The watermelon fruit likely won't hold up very well for very long at room temp.

You could also add some lightly toasted oak chips to the hearts and age for 2-3 weeks.

Additional Notes:

As we've discussed in previous articles on alcohol yield, the final take from your distillation run will be highly dependent on the amount of sugar you start with in the mash. Much of the sugar in this recipe will come directly from the watermelons. However, we've added some sugar as well.

Why did we add sugar to this recipe? Well, fresh watermelon juice has an average brix of about 10. Some are higher. Some are lower. But that's a good average to use as a rule of thumb.

The particular watermelons we used had a brix of around 8. About 20% lower than the average. We bought them from Walmart and they were grown in Mexico. and you get what you pay for! If we hadn't added sugar, our starting alcohol wouldn't be any more than about 4.5-5%. For the sake of maximizing our efforts we bumped that number up to 8%.

Why did we stop at 8% starting alcohol, as opposed to adding enough sugar to bump it all the way up to 20%? That'd really maximize our efforts, right? While we would certainly end up with a lot more alcohol, the flavor profile of the fermented watermelon juice would be much less ideal at 20%. Most craft distilleries never produce spirits with a starting alcohol higher than 8-10%, as starting alcohol in this range produces a far superior product to that with a starting alcohol of say, 20%.

I have a lot of extra watermelon in the garden this year but it’s not seedless. Will it cause an off flavor to put watermelon with seeds through the blender? Or do I have to remove seeds first? Thanks for all the help.

Could a person enjoy drinking the fermented watermelon juice at 8.5%?

I live in the central valley and the watermelon are in season. Time to put this recipe to the test.

I live in the central valley and the watermelon are in season. Time to put this recipe to the test.

What brand of yeast would you recommend and how many Grams total did you use?
I’m finding small bags are 14g, so did you use a total of 28G of yeast?

to make with everclear, after straining the watermelon from the cheesecloth, place the juice in a steel pan on the stove, place raisins and sugar in there and bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes and remove from hear, add the everclear and mix well. take some more cheesecloth and a funnel. ladle the liquid through the funnel into mason jars. close the jars up and let sit for a month. wha-la. watermelon flavored everclear/moonshine.

To the question at very top and I’m fairly new at this myself but as for drinking all of the finished product as in not cutting the head, heart an tail I think it’s deadly poisonous so no it’s not ok to drink it all or atleast that’s what I was taught

I’m going to use a 2 jar thumper,( I am going to fill 1/2 way with watermelon juice) would it be ok to use all the finished product (to drink) as in don’t separate heads and tails?, also if I use a small thumper(5 gal still) how much should I fill the thumper with juice or nothing ?

My brix reading was 1.105. I think this is because I didn’t need to add very much water to reach 5.5 gallons. Fermentation has been going strong for 3 days (in a nearly full carboy). Should I transfer to a larger container and add water, or do so Before distillation?

what is the typical yield from a 5 gallon watermelon mash run. do i use my still with the reflux or use as pot still? waiting reply

1. Raisins are for yeast nutrients, keeps the yeast happy. Yes there are other things you can use. Too many to list.
2. Throw away the first 50ml (1/4 cup)
3. Blend the rest to your liking, there is no one answer on this. There will most likely be more hearts than heads or tails.
4. If you don’t have the proper equipment, buy it. You will save yourself a lot of frustration. Yes some people have luck without all the stuff, but you are leaving a lot to chance.
5. No you can’t use everclear, you can flavor everclear with watermelon, but that is not what this post is for.
6. It is not 8% moonshine. It is 8% mash. You then distill it into moonshine.
7. This was not intended to teach a beginner how to make moonshine, this is just a recipe. There are beginners guides here and all over the web.

How much head do i throw away before the hearts come out in a 5 gallon still ?

I’m a Newby but think Someone more experianced should have a go making this using the clear, thawed syrip from frozen wstermellon. It is so sweet you would not have to add sugar and it’s pulp free!

I never done this at home so and I ain’t got a gravity tester so how do I know when it’s done please help

Is there a way for you to show responses to the questions? I think it could offer a lot of info to the forum.

how is 8% alcohol moon shine?

I will run 36 gallons 12And 12 with all the heads and tail then the last 12 and save the head and tall for later .right?

After distilling moonshine does it taste like watermelon after distilling

20 funny wine memes when you really need a drink

Wine is the oldest alcoholic drink in the book, and there’s a rich history to prove it. Dating back thousands of years, wine was commonly consumed by kings and queens in the mid-4th century. It dominates the gastronomic world as sommeliers create expert pairings for every dish imaginable. Sure, wine-making is, in many respects, a refined art form.

But in 2017, in the age of the internet, what could be more historically relevant or culturally valued than wine memes?

It’s time we paid proper homage to the most cultured, acceptable form of excessive drinking. Here some of the best wine memes for true winos and enthusiasts to enjoy while sipping on your favorite pour—or any other time, really.

There’s nothing better than the feeling you get walking down that glorious wine aisle, knowing you’re about to purchase a bottle or six of nature’s greatest miracle.

Depending on how old you really are, this bright future may not be too far away.

Impromptu wine nights FTW.

Let’s be honest here, why limit yourself to one bottle when you could have another to share with someone else? Besides, you get a discount when you buy six bottles at a time.

What’s better than Netflix and chilling alone? Watching Netflix with a bottle of wine by your bedside.

In defense of winos, a whole bottle of wine is equal to six glasses with a proper pour, which (with added food) is a perfectly reasonable amount at a dinner with friends. It’s science.

If not already a regular part of your parenting routine, a glass or two after tucking the kids into bed at night is definitely well-deserved.

Letting wine breathe, or aerate, after opening a bottle is a practice meant to “help soften flavors and release aromas.” If a red wine is young, it will most likely need at least an hour to breathe. A more mature, luxurious bottle is ready to be enjoyed right away. Or, you know, you can do whatever you want.

When it comes to splitting a bottle of wine, things can get pretty awkward. What better way to avoid bottle-splitting headaches than by solo consumption?

A little weird? Sure. But wine ice cream is probably one of the most innovative creations to date.

Wine lovers don’t need a sign to know it’s time to open a bottle of wine, but it doesn’t hurt.

Whether you’re headed to a house party, a date, or casual hang with friends, being the one with a bottle in hand usually makes you a hero.

Sometimes you just need a really, really big glass of wine after a long day.

As it turns out, your real match is full-bodied and dry with notes of pepper.

If you’ve ever made a trip to a winery, you know the wine-making process is a magical journey worth celebrating in itself. Congratulations, wine, we did it!

That moment when the waiter only refills your wine glass halfway will always be devastating.

Anyone who actually drinks eight glasses of water or more each day needs to come forward and share their secrets with the world.

Yes, girl, of course. Do not ask me this question ever again.

More funny memes:

Kristen Hubby

Kristen Hubby is a tech and lifestyle reporter. Her writing focuses on sex, pop culture, streaming entertainment, and social media, with an emphasis on major platforms like Snapchat, YouTube, and Spotify. Her work has also appeared in Austin Monthly and the Austin American-Statesman, where she covered local news and the dining scene in Austin, Texas.

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DON'T: Forget to use a chimney starter to light the coals.

The single most important part of charcoal grilling is the charcoal itself and the lengthiest part of the charcoal grilling process is readying the coals. You will be tempted to use lighter fluid, but just keep in mind that any lighter fluid you use will end up flavoring your food, which none of us want. Instead, use a chimney starter to the light coals. It&aposs simple, just pack the bottom of the starter with newspaper and then fill the rest with charcoal. Then light the bottom and let science do the rest.  Depending on how much charcoal you&aposre lighting, make sure to set 15-20 minutes aside to let your charcoal properly heat up before pouring it into the base of your grill.

This tool from Weber is the best-rated chimney starter on the market.

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How to Make Fresh Soba Noodles at Home

Just a decade ago, Sonoko Sakai was burned out. That&aposs when she washed her hands of a career in the film industry to focus on something more restorative: the art of making soba noodles. Even after writing an award-winning cookbook, Japanese Home Cooking, and leading countless workshops and webinars on soba making, Sakai still cherishes the process of kneading, cutting, and preparing the Japanese buckwheat noodles by hand, which requires a special focus.

"All of my senses are working—that&aposs what I love about soba. You have to be particularly alert," says Sakai. For Sakai, the process of making soba is a soothing act that&aposs all about trusting her senses, whether that&aposs running her fingers through crumbly buckwheat flour and making slight adjustments to the dough, or tasting and tweaking the simmering umami-rich broth destined for slurping up with the cooked noodles. Even her signature instructions for how to bring the water and buckwheat flour together in loose, circular motions with one&aposs hands ("Wax on, wax off," she says jokingly) come down to learning to rely on intuition. "You put water in the flour, you start mixing it, and you have a conversation with the dough. It&aposs a humbling experience.

"Whether you&aposre working with a soba kiri, the specialized knife used to cleave dough into strands of noodles in one motion (see "The Slice Is Right," below, for Sakai&aposs favorite one), or relying on a trusty chef&aposs knife to do the trick, Sakai emphasizes that from- scratch soba noodles can be in any- one&aposs wheelhouse, regardless of experience or equipment. The ingredients are simple the process is rewarding. "I want people to feel relaxed about Japanese food. There&aposs not one thing I enjoy about soba making—it&aposs everything," says Sakai. "Every time I make it, it&aposs a celebration."

Sex on the Beach

The Sex on the Beach cocktail is known as much for its provocative name as its fruity, refreshing taste. It’s unclear exactly when or where the drink was invented, but popular liquor-soaked lore points to a Florida bartender who created the drink in 1987 as part of a liquor distribution company’s promotion to sell peach schnapps. The only problem with that theory, however, is that the drink was already included in the 1982 “American Bartenders School Guide to Drinks.”

While no one can agree where the drink originated, many suggest the cocktail may have been invented when a bartender combined a Fuzzy Navel (peach schnapps and orange juice) with a Cape Codder (vodka and cranberry juice). Put those two drinks together, and all the constituent parts of the Sex on the Beach are accounted for. Some recipes also call for a small measure of crème de cassis, but that is usually considered optional.

The Sex on the Beach was a mainstay of 1980s and 1990s cocktail menus, and though it fell out of favor during the ensuring craft cocktail renaissance, it’s still a popular call at beach bars and a favorite among vacationers.

The Sex on the Beach is very easy to make, so you might try mixing one for your next cocktail party. Fresh orange juice will add bright acidity and produce a fresher tasting drink. Some people prefer to sub pineapple juice for the OJ, but orange will keep the cocktail classic. Any solid vodka will do, as it provides a mostly neutral base that lets the peach liqueur and fruit juices take center stage. Merge your ingredients, take a sip, and transport yourself to the beach one cocktail at a time.

Windows 10 Update: Microsoft kicks off its 20H2 feature rollout

Starting October 20, Microsoft is making the newest Windows 10 feature update available to mainstream users (not just Insider testers) who manually download it from a variety of channels.

By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft | October 20, 2020 -- 18:41 GMT (11:41 PDT) | Topic: Windows 10

Today's the day. Microsoft is making the next feature update for Windows 10 -- known as Windows 10 20H2 and/or the Windows 10 October 2020 Update -- available to "seekers." As Microsoft previously announced, 20H2 is a minor update to Windows 10 2004/May 2020 update and includes a few new features, including the new Chromium-based Edge browser. (Read this for more of what's new in the 20H2 update.)

Starting October 20, Windows users who are running "select devices" with Windows 10 1903 or later can proactively seek it out by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and checking for updates. Once the update appears, users can select Download and Install.

For those running Windows 10 2004, the 20H2 update will be minor and quick to install. That because the 20H2 update is meant to be a small update to 2004, activated with an "Enablement Package," which looks and feels a lot like a Cumulative Update. For anyone running a version older than 2004, the 20H2 update will feel and update like a regular Windows 10 feature update. (This is the same way Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 1909, which was a minor update to 1903.)

As Microsoft has been doing lately with Windows 10 feature updates, it will be throttling the delivery of the 20H2 update, delivering it first to devices where it is likely to have fewer issues. As has been the case recently, Microsoft will likely issue "safeguard holds," designed to prevent the feature update from installing on devices where there are known issues and incompatibilities.

  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) starting today, October 20
  • Windows Update for Business starting today, October 20
  • Volume Licensing Service Center starting today, October 20 (though it may take a day for downloads to be fully available in the VLSC)
  • Visual Studio Subscriptions starting today, October 20
  • Software Download Center (via Update Assistant or the Media Creation Tool)

There's also a new version of Windows Server rolling out simultaneously with Windows 10 20H2 which is available starting today. Windows Server 20H2 is a semi-annual channel release focused on reliability, performance and general improvements, Microsoft says. It's available starting today on Azure or via the VLSC.

Neither the client or server 20H2 releases are considered Long-Term Servicing Channel releases. The next LTSC release of Windows 10 Enterprise is expected toward the end of 2021. The next LTSC release of Server is in testing now. I've heard from my contacts that the next Windows 10 client and server releases are now being developed independently and may not necessarily arrive at the same time.

Speaking of what's next, my sources also say there may not be another Windows 10 feature update until the second half of 2021 because of Microsoft prioritizing Windows 10X for single-screens (tentative release date of 10X is spring 2021). Microsoft officials again would not comment as to whether this is the plan (I asked again this week.)

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