Wine

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jrcinnh, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. jrcinnh

    jrcinnh New Member

    368
    Oct 4, 2006
    Lake Winnipesaukee, NH
    v358
    twin 5.7 vp duoprop
    We have a beer topic so we need a wine topic. No not which wine is better, but will wine freeze and break the bottle?

    I seem to have lost a bottle on the boat somewhere. I distinctly remember taking two bottles to the boat last month and only drinking one. I've check every nook and cranny, but can't find it. It's either stolen, we drank it or it's hiding somewhere. We're not big wine drinkers so I usually remember how many bottles we use.

    If it's on the boat all winter, in NH where it will reach -5F, will it leak?
     
  2. thomas

    thomas New Member

    296
    Oct 4, 2006
    Green Bay WI
    370 Express
    Twin 454's
    wine,beer,booze

    anytime i am missing any adult beverage, i ask the kids. :smt018 they always say not me dad. :huh:
     
  3. mrtopknight

    mrtopknight New Member

    361
    Oct 3, 2006
    Lake Mary, FL.
    2001 182 Sport
    4.3L MerCruiser w/ alpha one
    White wine maybe, Red wine not likely. I depends on the alcohol content
     
  4. CmpCAW

    CmpCAW New Member

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    Oct 9, 2006
    New Jersey
    240 Sundeck 2004
    350 Mag Bravo III
    Brings me back to the chemistry days. I believe wine will not freeze until it gets well below freezing. Unfortunately, I can't give a you a specific degree at which freezing will occur. However, alchohol lowers the freezing point, so the bottle will be very cold but probably not frozen. It's similar to keeping a bottle of vodka in the freezer so that it's always ice cold. Most wines are 12.5% alcohol (give or take), whereas vodka is about 40% alcohol (80 proof).
     
  5. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
  6. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    i left a 1.75 liter bottle of bacardi on the boat all last winter and it didnt freeze. it sustained temperatures well below 20 degrees.
     
  7. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    Bacardi is 40% Alcohol; wine is less :smt018
     
  8. Nehalennia II

    Nehalennia II New Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Marysville, WA
    sold '99 230OV
    5.7 EFI w/Alpha one
    Yes the wine will freeze but at a sustained temp of below freezing for a couple days. How old are the kids? :smt014
     
  9. jrcinnh

    jrcinnh New Member

    368
    Oct 4, 2006
    Lake Winnipesaukee, NH
    v358
    twin 5.7 vp duoprop
    We have no kids and there are very few kids on the dock.

    I've convinced myself that it's not on-board, there's just not that many places to hide. Where ever it went, I hope it was enjoyed.
     
  10. Nehalennia II

    Nehalennia II New Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Marysville, WA
    sold '99 230OV
    5.7 EFI w/Alpha one
    I'm sure it was :cool:
     

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