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Liquor Industry Week In Review
This Weeks Highlights:
Books and music based on wine choice
France seeks to add more fizz to its wine tourism industry
Laurent Fabius, the country’s foreign minister and a strong backer of tourism, has made the wine sector a priority
Why One Napa Winery Is Experimenting With Aquaoir, Wine Aged Under Water
One Napa Valley winery wants to understand the impact of aging wine under water.
Rose wine trend taking off in US
US retailers have been reporting record sales of rosé wine, stretching outside summer months and including more diverse styles.
What It’s Like to be a French Wine Scholar
French winemakers and producers have undoubtedly set the standards for how wine is produced, valued, and purchased around the world.
Why A 5% Beer Gets You Drunk So Much Faster Than A 4% Beer
Draft Magazine explains the science of how ABV actually works.
There’s important info on those wine labels
You would think that wineries would like to inform their customers of some of each wine’s technical details, since knowing the basic facts of a wine would help buyers make the right purchasing decisions.
New study gives clear picture of Walla Walla Valley vineyards
Here are a few of the most interesting tidbits from this new study,
California wine, by the numbers
Here’s a look at some of the more impressive areas in the state’s growth.
Wine Consumption Frequency
Natural wines: Arguments for and against
When is a wine ‘natural’ ? When it is made with minimal intervention and, usually, served in a hipster corner of London or Manhattan.
This Quiz Picks Music And Books Based On Your Wine Preferences
Your choice of vino can say a lot about the kind of person you are.
New Santa Cristina Pinot Grigio
Italy’s Santa Cristina, part of the Antinori portfolio handled in the U.S. by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, is introducing a Pinot Grigio from the delle Venezie appellation. The Santa Cristina 2014 Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT ($12) joins a brand range of red, white and rosé wines that retail in the $12-$16 price point and includes offerings such as Santa Cristina Rosso Toscana IGT, Le Maestrelle Toscana IGT and Chianti Superiore DOCG, among others.
All wine tastes the same? Aroma kits offer an edge
The kits contain samples of aromas commonly found in wine, and they also have an online component.
Wine On Tap
All you need to know about wines on tap
10 fall beers with absolutely no pumpkin in them
Granted, pumpkin ale still accounts for a whole lot of that fall surge, but there are several other autumn seasonals out there that are worth your time
THE STATES THAT DRINK THE MOST WINE, BEER & SPIRITS
Champagne Campus is a Free Way to Learn a Little Bit More About Bubbly
The Champagne Campus website provides users with three different training pathways, created with novices, enthusiasts and lovers in mind.
Heroic Viticulture on the island of Pantelleria
Donnafugata’s complex sweet wine called Ben Ryé – the product of air-dried Zibbibo (Muscat) grapes
JIM BEAM APPLE LAUNCHES ACROSS US
The 35% abv product has hit US shelves and its signature serve, Jim Beam Apple and Soda, is being promoted in bars and retail locations.
Gallo Buys Talbott
E.&J. Gallo has acquired Talbott Vineyards, located in California’s Santa Lucia Highlands appellation. The deal includes the Talbott winery and brand, known for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as the 525-acre Sleepy Hollow Vineyard. The sale is slated to close September 4. Wine Spectator has more.
A Brawl in the Loire: Vouvray Wine by Another Name
Two winemakers feel betrayed by their neighbors after changes to appellation rules ban them from calling their wines Vouvray
‘WINE O’CLOCK’ ADDED TO OXFORD ONLINE DICTIONARY
Beer and wine o’clock are among 1,000 new words to be entered into the online Oxford Dictionary.
Japanese Liquor Company testing alcohol aging in space
A Japanese liquor company is boldly going where no distiller has gone before– outer space.
How Much Do You Tip for a Bottle of Wine?
As with all things surrounding tipping, there really is no right answer but here are a few guidelines:
What’s that aroma? How to talk about wine in your own words
The next time your nose reaches down into a glass, or when a new sip of wine slides across your tongue and sloshes in your mouth, ask yourself, what are the best words? Don’t worry about the “right” or “wrong” words.
THIS BUD IS NOT FOR YOU
Confusion between BUD for beer and WINEBUD for wine
HOW WINE BRICKS SAVED THE U.S. WINE INDUSTRY DURING PROHIBITION
A wine brick was a brick of concentrated grape juice – which was completely legal to produce – that consumers could dissolve in water and ferment in order make their own vino.
Will the 2015 vintage be ruined by wildfires?
To answer this question we investigated a few other legendary wine region fires:
COMPANY CREATES ‘WORLD’S FIRST’ SWEET POTATO VODKA
Corbin California Estate Grown Sweet Potato Vodka is the latest spirit to join the company’s portfolio of sweet potato-based variants, made from produce grown on the Souza family’s farm in Jan Joaquin Valley.
City councilor wants liquor license control returned to Boston for first time since Prohibition
If passed would let Boston control its own liquor permitting for the first time in more than 80 years.
New York Yankees Dry Riesling is a grand slam
NO WAY IT CAN TASTE GOOD WITH YANKEES ON IT!
We’re Living in the Golden Age of American Ginger Beer
How ginger ale and ginger beer have become the darlings of the modern craft soda boom.
GIN MADE WITH ASPARAGUS LAUNCHED
Notting Hill-based gin brand Portobello Road has made a limited edition bottling distilled with asparagus from Cambridge, which is likely to divide opinion.
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