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How To Make [Almost] Every Day A Wine Holiday!

Labatt USA and Barstool Sports Launch ‘Big Deal Brewing’

Don’t blame it on the sulphur

The Challenges and Benefits of Marketing Wine Regions Without a Signature Grape

For many New World or emerging wine regions, a succinct message often comes down to a signature varietal wine on which to stake their claim.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/14/wine-grape-without-region/

The science behind natural wines

The natural wine movement may seem new and trendy, but, winemakers have been making “natural” wine for thousands of years.

https://www.plonkwineclub.com/blogs/stories/the-science-behind-natural-wines

8 Things You Should Know About Smirnoff Ice

While the Smirnoff brand has been around since 1864, it wasn’t until 1999 that Ice was introduced.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-smirnoff-ice/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=89322c707e-July_18_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-89322c707e-38937345&mc_cid=89322c707e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What is vodka made from? The origin story of the most popular liquor in the US

The origin of this popular hard liquor is under debate with Russians and Poles disagreeing over where the liquor got its name

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/food-dining/2022/07/18/how-vodka-is-made/7814632001/

A Wine-Lover’s Guide to Paso Robles: 11 Appellations to Know

Everything is big in Paso Robles—pickup trucks, cowboy hats, bold red blends—but especially the more than 610,000-acre grapegrowing appellation itself.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/18/a-wine-lovers-guide-to-paso-robles-11-appellations-to-know/

4 Countries Where South American Sparkling Wine Shines

In South America, bubbles are bursting with grace. Winemakers are creating an array of styles through Charmat and traditional methods using Pinot NoirChardonnay and other varieties.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/18/south-american-sparkling-wine/

Ouzo 101: An Introduction to Greece’s Celebratory Spirit

Although it has existed for centuries, ouzo reigns as one of the most enigmatic spirits.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/19/ouzo-101-an-introduction-to-greeces-celebratory-spirit/

New Study Links Wine to Better Cognitive Function in Elderly

A Japanese study finds that people over age 75 may benefit from a regular glass of wine

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/new-study-links-wine-to-better-cognitive-function-in-elderly

Why Do People Christen Ships With Champagne?

What’s the deal with people smashing bottles of champagne on ships?

https://historyofyesterday.com/why-do-people-christen-ships-with-champagne-f4620f34ee52

Confectionery in Japan creates hard candy that tastes like wine

Newlon Confectionery Co. has developed candies made using locally produced wines in support of the local wine industry hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14662676

Don’t blame it on the sulphur

Sulphur has been miscast as a venomous villain: alleged giver of the red wine headache, migraines, sinus, and more.

https://news.wine.co.za/news.aspx?NEWSID=39674

Inside the Iconic Red Blends of Bolgheri

Located on the Tuscan coast in the province of Livorno, the picture-perfect village of Bolgheri, dominated by its iconic cypress-lined avenue, now turns out some of Italy’s most celebrated wines.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/20/bolgheri-tuscany-red-wine/

Native Grapes Prosper in Puglia

Known for its white-sand beaches and seemingly endless sunny days, Puglia is the vacationland of Italy.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/21/native-grapes-prosper-in-puglia/

Amalfi lemons under threat from climate change

Italy’s famous Amalfi lemons are on the decline, which could impact the country’s Limoncello business.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/07/amalfi-lemons-under-threat-from-climate-change/

Massachusetts Announces Age Compliance Checks for DtC Shippers

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission in Massachusetts recently announced that they will be conducting Minimum Purchase Age Compliance Checks in retail stores and aimed at direct-to-consumer (DtC) wine shippers through December 31, 2022

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/massachusetts-announces-age-compliance-checks-for-dtc-shippers/

You’re Getting Divorced and You Both Want the Wine. What Next?

Sound advice on how to protect your wine collection
https://pix.wine/the-drop/divorce-wine-laws/

How To Pick A Natural Wine, Even If You Know Nothing About It

If the terms pét-nat, glou glou and piquette intimidate you, don’t let them.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-choose-natural-wine_l_62d7fa9fe4b06e213fb95d24

The best things you can do with ‘bad’ wine

Wine is meant to be about pleasure, so when it’s not what it should be it can be a real let down.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-drink/drinks/129326499/the-best-things-you-can-do-with-bad-wine

Does wine help you live longer?

A glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away — or does it?

https://www.livescience.com/wine-live-longer

Wine Cocktail Recipes To Impress Your Friends At Your Next House Party

If you ask us, any time is wine o’clock. But there are moments where we’re hankering for a tastier and more potent pick-me-up. Which is why we’ve compiled a list of the best homemade wine cocktail recipes that are bound to satisfy.

https://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/wine-cocktail-recipes-impress-friends-083008425.html

Which type of beer you should order based on your zodiac sign.

DISCOVER WHICH BREWSKI SUITS YOU BEST, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS.

https://bestlifeonline.com/best-beer-zodiac-sign-news/

The History Of Italy’s Happy Hour, The Aperitivo

The origins of the aperitivo date back to fifth century Greece, where the father of medicine, Hippocrates, blended sweet white wine with absinthe (via Greggio). 

 https://www.tastingtable.com/939110/the-history-of-italys-happy-hour-the-aperitivo/?utm_campaign=clip

The Science Behind Non-Alcoholic Beer and Wine Production

Rising demand for no- and low-alcohol beer and wine is spurring innovation in production methods

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-behind-non-alcoholic-beer-and-wine-production/

Constellation Debuts Woodbridge Wine Soda, Aiming To Attract New Drinkers

Constellation Brands is looking to pioneer a new drinks category with the introduction of Woodbridge Wine Soda. Calling the launch “a first-of-its-kind wine experience in the United States,” the company is rolling out wine sodas in Grapefruit, Lemon Lime, and Orange Soda expressions, all made with California wine and natural flavors and weighing in at 7% abv.

“We know many drinkers want something other than traditional varietal wines, which inspired us to create Woodbridge Wine Sodas to provide consumers with a new way to experience and enjoy wine that is less formal and more fun,” said Woodbridge brand vice president Serena Shrivastava. Billed as having a “flavor-dominant, wine-recessive profile,” the new range is expected to compete against hard seltzers and ultimately bring new consumers into the wine category. Woodbridge Wine Sodas are debuting nationwide in variety six-packs of 250-ml. cans retailing at $11-$13.

Villamagna DOC: Leading the Way for Montepulciano in Abruzzo

Villamagna is a tiny appellation by any measure: 85 hectares, seven producers, two wines (Villamagna DOC and Villamagna DOC Riserva).

https://wineeconomist.com/2022/07/26/villamagna-doc/

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Drink Clean Wine

In the U.S., there is no mandatory ingredient or nutrient labeling for wine (aside from alcohol by volume), and many people are shocked to learn that there can be more than grapes in that bottle.

 https://www.tastingtable.com/939608/reasons-why-you-shouldnt-drink-clean-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

Can You Make Sparkling Wine With a Soda Stream

 

You have a SodaStream. You have wine, but what you really want is sparkling wine. So can you make some in your SodaStream?

https://www.lifesavvy.com/138219/can-you-make-sparkling-wine-with-a-soda-stream/

7 Types of Wine to Know (Even If You’re Just a Casual Drinker)

Shop at a dedicated  a wine store, if possible. While there’s nothing wrong with grocery store vino, a wine shop will have the most varied selection of bottles from small producers. (Plus, the expert help you can get there is indispensable.)

https://www.purewow.com/food/types-of-wine

Piedmont’s Underdog Reds: 5 Native Grapes That Aren’t Nebbiolo

Celebrated for structuredageworthy reds made with Nebbiolo—think Barolo and Barbaresco—and for delicious and fun full-bodied BarberasPiedmont also turns out fascinating reds from other little-known native grapes (some once nearly extinct) chock full of personality.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/26/piedmonts-underdog-reds-5-native-grapes-that-arent-nebbiolo/

New 1000 Stories

1000 Stories, part of the Concha y Toro-owned Fetzer Vineyards portfolio, is debuting two new wines aged in virgin American oak, American Barrel-Aged Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Retailing at $20 a 750-ml., the two new offerings will roll out in August and October respectively. With the new products, 1000 Stories is also introducing updated packaging across its range, shipping to retailers nationwide in October. Additionally, 1000 Stories has appointed winemaker Sebastian Donoso to lead its winemaking operations. Donoso takes over for founding winemaker Bob Blue, who retired in June.

Labatt USA and Barstool Sports Launch ‘Big Deal Brewing’

NHL vets Paul Bissonnette and Ryan Whitney, hosts of the #1 hockey podcast in the world, Spittin’ Chiclets, and Barstool Sports have partnered with Labatt USA to launch a new beer brand, Big Deal Brewing.

https://www.fb101.com/labatt-usa-and-barstool-sports-launch-big-deal-brewing/

How to Open a Champagne Bottle Without Spilling a Drop

Here are five steps to open a bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine like a pro.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/26/how-to-open-a-champagne-bottle/

Explore Italy With These 15 Wines

Italian wines are popular worldwide — let’s explore them through these 15 bottles.

 https://www.tastingtable.com/941960/explore-italy-with-these-wines/?utm_campaign=clip

How sweeping reforms will help Champagne handle peaks and troughs in supply and demand

The Champenois have reacted quickly to the changing market and some of the side effects that climate warming is having on grape growing in the appellation, announcing sweeping reforms to the way in which the reserve system operates.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/07/how-sweeping-reforms-will-help-champagne-handle-peaks-and-troughs-in-supply-and-demand/

The hidden truth of alternative wine bottle formats

Non-glass bottles seem to be the newest thing to talk about.

https://www.hudin.com/the-hidden-truth-of-alternative-wine-bottle-formats/

Understanding Chianti vs Chianti Classico Through Their Tangled Pasts

Trying to understand Chianti vs Chianti Classico is a little like driving in Italy – maddening, frightening, and strangely exhilarating. Also rewarding. Good Chianti wines abound – unraveling the region starts with a swipe through its noble yet tangled past.

https://lmarcher.com/2022/07/27/understanding-chianti-vs-chianti-classico-through-their-tangled-pasts/

How a Salad Bar Disaster Changed the Course of U.S. Wine History

Europeans and Americans have a different definition of organic wine. Here’s why

https://pix.wine/the-drop/american-organic-wine-sulfite/

4 Ways to Pair Wine and Ricotta

An unripened soft cheese, ricotta is endlessly versatile. It’s easy to spread, whip and incorporate into recipes.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/27/4-ways-to-pair-wine-and-ricotta/

Scotch and Cheese Pairings are Really a Thing

We don’t know if that is necessarily true or not but some of us do enjoy whiskey as much as we do wine.

https://outvoices.us/food-and-drink/paring-scotch-and-cheese

How To Make [Almost] Every Day A Wine Holiday!

But if you’re not like me, and you’re looking for an excuse, a reason or a wine-related party theme, here’s a calendar to get you through the rest of the year.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lanabortolot/2022/07/27/when-every-day-is-a-wine-holiday/?sh=5cd0323fc7f0

Everything You Need to Know About Malvasia

Malvasia may not be terribly familiar to many wine lovers, but its contributions are significant.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/everything-you-need-to-know-about-malvasia

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