Gnomish clockwork wine press

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Gnomish clockwork wine presses were first released as a limited eat Festival of the Fallen in Ta'Vaalor in 2015. There was one released in Prime and one released in Platinum. Different wines or champagnes can be created depending on what is used as an ingredient.

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This is an auction quality portable wine press.  It requires ingredients to work properly.  Place an ingredient (such as grapes or fruits) in the press and TURN it to make wine.  It can be further customized to create a unique label for your wine bottles.  Since this is a gnomish mechanical device, it may "clog" from time to time.  You must then FIX the press before it can be used again.  CLEANING the machine regularly will prevent clogs.


VERBS unlocked for this press are: FIX, CLEAN, RUB, SLAP, TICKLE, PRAISE, GAZE, and TURN.

Usage

VERB FIRST THIRD
FIX
Not broken
Your clockwork wine press appears to be in working order, at least according to your rudimentary understanding of its inner workings. N/A
CLEAN You quickly disassemble your clockwork wine press and carefully scrub away the sticky residue and pulpy remains of smooshed grapes. You stare at the pile of mismatched gears and cogs and curse the arkati that you didn't think to contract a gnome for this. With perserverence and hard work, you manage to put the clockwork wine press back together in such a way that you are fairly certain it will work. 10 sec rt. XXX quickly disassembles her clockwork wine press and carefully scrubs away the sticky residue and pulpy remains of smooshed grapes. Staring in confused consternation at the pile of mismatched cogs and gears, XXX takes her time completing the arduous task of reassembling the machine.
RUB You take a few moments to polish your clockwork wine press, proud to own such a wonderful machine. XXX takes a few moments to polish her clockwork wine press, obviously proud to own such a wonderful machine.
SLAP As the press starts to work, a loud *BANG* erupts from the machine coupled with a heavy cloud of dark smoke. You quickly slap the side of the clockwork wine press in alarm and it settles down. You are fairly certain it will work now. As XXX's press starts to work, a loud *BANG* erupts from it coupled with a heavy cloud of dark smoke. She quickly gives the side of the clockwork wine press a hearty slap and it settles down.
TICKLE You lightly run your fingers over the intricate gears and cogs of your clockwork wine press, admiring the gnomish craftsmanship. XXX lightly runs her fingers over the intricate gears and cogs of her clockwork wine press, clearly admiring the gnomish crafsmanship.
PRAISE Staring at your clockwork wine press, you praise the gnomish inventor who made such a fabulous contraption. Staring at her clockwork wine press, XXX mutters a few words of praise for gnomish inventors.
GAZE You gaze in unmasked admiration at your clockwork wine press, feeling truly blessed to own such an invention. XXX gazes in unmasked admiration at her clockwork wine press.
PUT
Ingredient
You carefully place a cluster of plump purple grapes inside the clockwork wine press along with a variety of grapes, hoping it tastes good. XXX carefully places her plump purple grapes inside a gnomish clockwork wine press along with a variety of grapes. she looks a bit nervous.
TURN
Empty
You realize your clockwork wine press is empty and consider putting some fruit or spices in it to make better wine. N/A
TURN
Successful
You turn the crank on the side of the clockwork wine press. Exposed gears spin with your effort, driving numerous metal "foot-shaped" pounders in a rapid up and down motion, effectively crushing the grapes within. 15 sec rt.
You finish up the process and affix your personal label to a bottle. Satisified with your skill as a vintner, you turn the tap, filling the bottle and cork it.
XXX turns the crank on the side of a gnomish clockwork wine press. Exposed gears spin with her effort, driving numerous metal "foot-shaped" pounders in a rapid up and down motion, effectively crushing the grapes within.
XXX finishes up the process and affixes her personal label to a bottle. Turning the tap on her clockwork wine press, she fills her bottle and corks it.
TURN
Unsuccessful
You turn the crank on the side of the clockwork wine press. Exposed gears spin with your effort, driving numerous metal "foot-shaped" pounders in a rapid up and down motion, effectively crushing the grapes within. 15 sec rt.
That is not suitable for wine making, maybe you should hire a gnome!
Same as successful.

Looks

Look Press

Built of a mismatch of gears and cogs, several highly polished metal "foot-shaped" pounders have been affixed to a large camshaft over an aged oak barrel.  A small crank juts out to one side.

Look Bottle

A crimson parchment label with flowing golden script graces the front of the bottle.

Read Bottle

In the Common language, it reads:
XXX's Private Reserve

Flavors

INGREDIENT LOCATION CREATION FLAVORS
handful of currants Foraged Spiced Wine Hints of honey and spices, heavily flavored with currants, course across your palate.
The masterful blending of subtle spices with superb grapes creates a flavor that is subtly potent.
handful of elderberries Foraged Elderberry Wine A hint of raisin lingers beneath the other flavors in the complex, mildly confusing blend.
Sweet berry flavors mingle with hints of spice.
handful of blueberries Foraged
Stacked Vintners
Blueberry Wine It is smooth, with a faintly nutty aftertaste.
The subtle layering of flavors holds your attention.
handful of raspberries Foraged Raspberry Wine The full-bodied burgundy evokes notes of ripe raspberries beneath a subtle hint of smooth vanilla.
A complex aroma of lavender and vanilla heightens the flavor of the rich burgundy wine.
bunch of wild grapes
other grapes
Foraged
Four Winds Isle
Sparkling Champagne Floral, yet dry, and filled with tiny bubbles that tickle the tongue.
Feathery, delicate, and unassuming.
handful of gooey honey Fickle's Fruits, Four Winds Isle Honey Wine An exquisite floral aroma graces your nose as the sweet, luscious flavor fills your mouth.
Light, sweet, and airy, with a perfume reminiscent of lushly blooming honeysuckle.
handful of blackberries Faendryl Enclave Blackberry Wine A soft vanilla aftertaste complements the sweet, dark berry flavor.
It reveals a sweet blackberry jam flavor with a soft dusty oaken taste and a note of fennel at the end.
bowl of cream and peaches Hearthstone Legends Bar Peach Wine A note of spicy cinnamon chases apricots, honey, and peaches in a subtle dance across your tongue.
An underlying flavor of honey melds into a sweet, fruity taste.
a dozen perfect long stemmed roses
a bundle of roses
Wehnimer's Landing Florist
Stacked Vintners
Rose Wine The slightest hint of oak enriches the delicate flavor.
The delicate, spring-like scent rests atop a full body.
some sugar-coated winterberries Beacon Hall Archive Cart Winterberry Wine The corky flavor overwhelms its other qualities.
It has a simple appeal.
a handful of ripe cherries
a handful of dark red cherries
a handful of cherries
Greystorm Manor
Unknown CHE(found in Ebonstone)
Stacked Vintners
Cherry wine The bawdy, young blend presents with a fruity flavor and reveals a rich, robust finish.
The wine has an oak undertone with hints of cherry in the blend.
apples Unknown Apple Wine The subtle mix of flavors evokes apples and melons.
The fruity bouquet lingers on your tongue.
some yander's farm grapes Stacked Vintners Yander's Farm Chardonnay The pleasant aroma of the clear liquid only hints at the sweet taste, which teases your tongue with essences of earth and fruit.
Full-bodied and ripe, the taste quickly evolves into a complex symphony of flavors.
some neartofar grapes Stacked Vintners Neartofar Riesling You pick out the sweet tastes of apple, orange, and peach juices infused into the wine.
The light, crisp taste of riesling is enhanced by the undertones of muddled fruits.
boysenberries Unknown Boysenberry Wine It has a simple appeal.
The corky flavor overwhelms its other qualities.
some ravelin grapes Unknown Ravelin Muscat Bounding forward with berry and vanilla oak aromas, the wine is a pleasant mixture of soft ripe sweetness and earthy tones.
Fine tannins leave little tang in the aftertaste, complementing the full-bodied flavor in perfect harmony.
a bundle of dandelions Stacked Vintners Dandelion Wine The silky mouthfeel of the supple wine is augmented by sharp aggressive notes of vanilla and star anise.
A herbaceous tang contrasts with spicy vanilla and star anise, adding depth to the long finish of the wine.
a cluster of fragrant lilacs
a bundle of lilacs
Stacked Vintners
some flower beds
Lilac Wine Sweet, delicate, and exquisitely cold, this is a truly meritorious blend of flavors.
A fragile medley of floral tastes dances over your tongue to produce a soft, sensual warmth.
some ground nutmeg Stacked Vintners Mulled Wine Full-bodied and ripe, the taste quickly evolves into a complex symphony of flavors.
The pleasant aroma of the clear liquid only hints at the sweet taste, which teases your tongue with essences of earth and fruit.
some mulling spices Stacked Vintners Spice Wine The masterful blending of subtle spices with superb grapes creates a flavor that is subtly potent.
Hints of honey and spices, heavily flavored with currants, course across your palate.
a bowl of liquor-soaked strawberries House Sylvanfair Strawberry Wine The distinctive tastes of cloves and other spices are mingled with the fruity goodness of oranges and strawberries.
The fragrant scents of several spices and the fruity tastes of oranges and strawberry explode in your mouth.

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