The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 07-20-18

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-16-18

July 16, 2018

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

How to take a beer-based trip through Vermont

 

How to Pair Wine With Hot Dogs

 

American Thirst: Three Homegrown Drinking Traditions We Think Are Foreign

 

AND MORE!

 

Why fighting it out for medals is vital for emerging wine countries count

If you were standing up in front of a wine education class and highlighting the countries famous for their wine production on a globe 10, 15 or 20 years ago then it would be a pretty quick exercise blocking out most of western Europe, North America, parts of South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/eastern-europe-sees-success-in-major-wine-competitions-as-key-to-their-future/

The Chablis difference

Chablis occupied around 500 ha in the 1960s; now it has grown more than tenfold, to 5,600 ha.  That’s 23 per cent of all Burgundy’s vineyards.  Its unique variety is Chardonnay; its bestclimats are nuanced into a suite of Premiers Cru and Grand Cru names.  All very reassuring; all very ducal; all very lustrous.  But … all very misleading?

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/chablis-and-burgundy-difference-396329/#08x1fDpeyDC866g7.99

Why Some Winemakers Are Using Acacia Barrels

In California and Idaho, fermenting and aging in this oak alternative is catching on

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-some-winemakers-are-using-acacia-barrels/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=64191968&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8FZa9WNTaItjkWAJqDgPKxyjvroONOrPVu5RNveaFdDRhPRba557K1itech-FVk9NAgGs6M9ycaMW4vZUgSlJ0tcWSR17rRkbVIqQFD2mn4ujRYHA&_hsmi=64192204

Wine Spectator Announces 2018 Restaurant Award Winners

Magazine pays tribute to wine lists that excel, with honorees representing all 50 states and more than 75 countries

Check out winners near Franklin

https://restaurants.winespectator.com/search/q/searchLocation=Franklin%252C%2520MA%252C%2520USA&searchLat=42.0834313&searchLng=-71.396725&searchRadius=25&sortOrder=distance&page=1

THIS ARTIST PAINTS MASTERPIECES WITH WINE — TAKE A LOOK

“Wine is bottled poetry,” as the saying goes, but for one Bolivian artist, it is much, much more.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/this-artist-paints-masterpieces-with-wine-take-a-look/

WHY YOU NEED TO TRY ONE OF THE OLDEST WINES IN THE WORLD

Armenia is actually one of the oldest wine-producing regions on the planet

https://www.ozy.com/good-sht/why-you-need-to-try-one-of-the-oldest-wines-in-the-world/87488

 

Are Lower-Calorie Wines Actually Good for You?

Experts aren’t sold on new “better-for-you” booze.

http://www.health.com/food/low-calorie-wines

This Rosé Bottle Has A Scratch-N-Sniff Label

A wine whose label is offering more than just a good looks, however. Cocomero is a California rosé that has a scratch-n-sniff label, which actually smells like one of the key flavors featured inside the bottle.

https://www.refinery29.com/2018/07/203436/scratch-n-sniff-rose-cocomero-wine-watermelon

Have You Tried This Little Trick to Save Money on Cruises?

Pack a bottle of wine in your carry-on luggage. While policies vary amongst cruise lines, many allow guests to bring one or two unopened bottles of wine when they embark on the ship for the first time (unfortunately, the same rule doesn’t apply for beer and hard liquor).

https://www.southernliving.com/travel/can-i-bring-wine-on-a-cruise

American Thirst: Three Homegrown Drinking Traditions We Think Are Foreign

If you like shooting tequila with salt and lime, by all means go for it! Just don’t blame Mexico for your hangover.

https://vinepair.com/articles/american-drinking-traditions-foreign/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=59303aefad-July_3_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-59303aefad-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-59303aefad-38937345&mc_cid=59303aefad&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

DIY: ITALIAN ICE

What are “Tricolore Cubes” you ask? First and foremost, they’re ice cubes. Secondly, they’re designed to proudly display the colors of the Italian flag.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/diy-italian-ice/?mc_cid=42bb40f1d6&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WzpWmthKjBI?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-tuesday-07-3-18

 

 

PAIRING SALSA WITH WINE

Each wine has been selected to complement both the spice factor and texture of each sauce, creating a well balanced, gastronomical fiesta for even the feistiest of palates.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/pairing-salsa-with-wine/?mc_cid=42bb40f1d6&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wzpm3NhKjBI?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-tuesday-07-3-18

 

New technology to shed light on faulty bottles

Optical spectroscopy might reveal some of the chemical secrets in wine

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/new-technology-shed-light-faulty-bottles

 

5 OUT-OF-THE-BOX WAYS TO USE ROSÉ


Rosé wine also has a few uses that might surprise you and make it a necessary staple on your summer drinks list.

http://www.drinkmemag.com/5-out-of-the-box-ways-to-use-rose%E2%80%A8/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=1dc5855535-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-1dc5855535-144602285&mc_cid=1dc5855535&mc_eid=db3f4d9053

 

The Best Italian Red Wines for Beginners

With estimates of between 500 and 600 grape varieties grown in Italy, it’s tricky to distill this iconic wine-soaked peninsula into basic baby sips.

https://winefolly.com/review/the-best-italian-red-wines-for-beginners/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=8156b0c34f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_03_06_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-8156b0c34f-62472929&mc_cid=8156b0c34f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Open a Beer Bottle With Another Beer Bottle

Now a video on Reddit shows you how to open a beer bottle with a beer bottle—or, if you’re clever, with just a bottle cap.

https://lifehacker.com/open-a-beer-bottle-with-another-beer-bottle-1827297354

 

 

How to Pair Wine With Hot Dogs

It can be tough to find wine that matches everyone’s preferred tastes, though, and with summer weather you also need a wine that can refresh without being heady.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/07/best-wine-hot-dogs.html

 

When Should You Decant Wine?

There’s no doubt decanting offers a visual flourish to serving wine. But did you know decanters can sometimes do more harm than good? We take a deep look at this powerful tool, what it does, and help tell you when to decant and when to keep it in the bottle.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/03/decant-wine/

 

Ramato, the Unexpected Rosé Alternative

American winemakers are embracing the northern Italian tradition of macerating Pinot Grigio must with its skins to produce copper-hued Ramato.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/03/ramato-wine-rose-alternative/

 

Appellations on wine labels can mean a little or a lot

Appellations on labels can tell consumers much about what’s under the cork or cap – or they may be of no use.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8488340-181/berger-on-wine-appellations-on

 

Getting to know Greek wine

Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing countries in the world, with records of wine production dating back to over 6,500 years ago.

https://greekcitytimes.com/2018/07/04/getting-to-know-greek-wine/

FRENCH VOLCANIC WINE REGION GAINS UNESCO LISTING

A mountain range of 80 dormant volcanoes on the doorstep of one of France’s central winemaking regions has been granted a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list, an accreditation which will drive footfall and tourism in the area.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/this-volcanic-wine-growing-region-in-france-just-made-the-unesco-world-heritage-list/

Seasonal Sherry — The Extreme “Natural” Wine

As the trend of “natural wine” continues to gain traction, fueled by a desire to experience wine that has been created with non-interventionist tactics, a new style of wine has emerged from Southern Spain that propels this concept to the extreme.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=200723

10 WINE POPSICLE RECIPES FOR EVERYONE

Red Wine Fudgesicles And More!

https://www.thebacklabel.com/10-wine-popsicle-recipes-everyone/?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-thursday-7-5-18&mc_cid=e185a2edec&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.W0Cr962ZN8c

Does TCA develop after bottling?

Can TCA develop after bottling, and how does storage affect this?


https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/does-tca-after-bottling-ask-decanter-396365/#hKI2ObvL1HCbmxtY.99

Placing Wines by Category and Price

It used to be that there were two or three wine price categories

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/07/05/placing-wines-category-price

How to train your nose for wine – the kit that helps you become an expert taster

A good sense of smell is essential for wine tasters, and Frenchman Jean Lenoir’s aroma quiz can help beginners develop it

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/2145455/how-train-your-nose-wine-kit-helps-you-become

Campania the land of beauty and wine

Although wine was made in Campania since 800 BC by the Romans and Greek settlers (who brought with them Ancient Greek grape varietals), it wasn’t until 30 years ago that the region was transformed

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180705/lets-talk-wine-campania-land-of-beauty-and-wine

Wine suggestions for people who don’t like wines

Which wine style to choose?

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/thursday-life-wine/wine-suggestions-for-people-who-don-t-like-wines_137588?profile=1237

‘WORLD’S FIRST’ DOUBLE-LAYERED WINE BOTTLE LAUNCHED

A German design company has launched what is claims is the “world’s first double-layer wine bottle” which keeps wine cold without the need to put it back in the cooler.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/worlds-first-double-layered-wine-bottle-launched/

Do icon wines undermine typicity?

When I was studying for the Master of Wine exam, the running joke (and reality) about my study group’s wines was that the Institute couldn’t afford the very best wines.

http://www.timatkin.com/articles?1912

How and why our taste in wine at restaurants is changing

Our tastes in wine have changed over the past decade.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/how-and-why-our-taste-in-wine-at-restaurants-is-changing/2018/07/06/a4f7b5c8-8098-11e8-bb6b-c1cb691f1402_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8ae6ee1f315a

JAPANESE DOMESTIC WINE PRODUCTION ON THE RISE

Spurred on by Japanese wine’s growing global popularity, the country’s domestic wine production is rising gradually following a tightening of regulations that distinguish between wines made from locally grown or imported grapes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/japanese-domestic-wine-production-on-the-rise/

How to take a beer-based trip through Vermont

Hit the hoppy trails in a small state with serious brews.

https://www.boston.com/culture/travel/2018/07/07/how-to-take-a-beer-based-trip-through-vermont

5 Ways to Display Wine In Your Home

5 cool and creative ways to display and store wine in your home.

https://neighborhoodseen.com/5-ways-to-display-wine-in-your-home/

Top 10 Wine Producing Regions in The World

Every year there are more regions to add to the list of the world’s wine producers, several of which are in some quite surprising locations

https://www.fdfworld.com/drink/top-10-wine-producing-regions-world

 

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