We are attempting to redirect bin-ends2 to wines.jsp with numerous parameters passed to the applying server. Apache is draining the parameters off so the application server fdoes not understand what years old make the page. The Apache config is:

RewriteRule ^/wines/bin-ends2$ http://qa2:7025/wines/wines.jsp?Form=WinesSearch&type=binends [PT]

Does anybody understand how to make this happen?

You have to add QSA flag for your rule whenever you introduce new query string parameters and want to preserve (better say, include) existing query string.

Your rule ought to be

RewriteRule ^/wines/bin-ends2$ http://qa2:7025/wines/wines.jsp?Form=WinesSearch&type=binends [QSA,PT]

Helpful link: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/rewrite/flags.html#flag_qsa