Liquor Industry News/Links 12-11-17

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

12-11-2017

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

How to drink smart during holidays without worrying about calories

Your Wine Scanner For Christmas!

Holiday wine trends 2017

  AND MORE!

How High Elevation Wines are Taking Spain to New Heights

One of the most important components in an elegant wine is the region’s terroir. Learn how elevation is being used to create a unique Spanish style.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/11/25/elevation-spanish-wine/

 

Could This Biological Control Help Save the Wine Industry?

Pierce’s Disease has also limited the production of European grapes in Mexico, Central America, and the Southwestern U.S. California vineyards are at a greater risk due to the introduction of a pest — the glassy-winged sharpshooter

http://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/grapes/biological-control-help-save-wine-industry/

 

Switzerland: Your Unexpected Next Wine Destination

Switzerland’s best-hidden treasure is arguably its wine, which I’m willing to bet you’ve never tasted—unless, of course, you’ve visited the country, in which case you’ve been let in on a delicious secret.

https://www.vogue.com/article/switzerland-wine-regions-where-to-stay-eat-drink

 

ALL THE WAYS TO MAKE CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLING WINE, EXPLAINED

There are a few different options, and each one can create a remarkably different style of beverage.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sparkling-wine-champagne-methods/

 

Expand Your White Wine Palate with Unfiltered Chardonnay

One category that you may not have heard of before, though, is unfiltered wine.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/newton-unfiltered-chardonnay/

 

NEW CLASSIFICATION CRUCIAL FOR CAVA SINCE CATALONIA DECLARED INDEPENDENCE

Launched internationally in London last month was Cava de Paraje Calificado, which, as db reported last week, is the strictest sparkling wine classification in the world, and so tough that only nine cellars have reached the standards required to use the new quality seal.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/new-classification-crucial-for-cava-since-catalonia-declared-independence/

Holiday wine trends 2017

We’re willing to spend more money for holiday wine in 2017, but don’t try fobbing us off with overpriced crap

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/holiday-wine-trends-2017/

 

3 Approaches for Organizing a Wine List

Wine directors from around the country discuss how they structure their wine lists

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/3-approaches-for-organizing-a-wine-list/

 

Is Wine Different from Other Consumer Products?

Things that are not different about wine: It’s bought and consumed by the same consumers who buy other products, and the basic laws of economics are the same for wine as for other consumer products
https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/192592/Is-Wine-Different-from-Other-Consumer-Products

 

SIX NEW GRAPE VARIETIES TTB APPROVED FOR DESIGNATING AMERICAN WINE

The TTB recently granted administrative approval for the use of six new grape variety names on American wine labels.

Sauvignon Kretos

Merlot Kanthus

Fleurtai

Sauvignon Rytos

Cabernet Volos

Soreli

 

 

Turn water into wine, literally, with SodaStream’s new Sparkling Gold

The machine known for turning water into soda is now taking things a step further, and turning water into wine.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/sodastream-sparkling-gold/

 

France’s Gaillac wine region filled with great bargains

So what makes the wines from Gaillac so good?

http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/11/wine_press_frances_gaillac_win.html

 

Giving the Champagne Flute Some Well-Deserved Love and Support

The much-maligned Champagne flute needs a hero. One editor stands up for them as the ideal sparkling wine vessel, with help from a scientist and psychologist.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/11/27/champagne-flute/

 

EGRI BIKAVÉR, THE BULL’S BLOOD OF HUNGARY

“Bull’s Blood,” Egri Bikavér is a blend based on Hungary’s wealth of indigenous grape varieties, seasoned with the odd international grape.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/egri-bikaver-the-bulls-blood-of-hungary/?rs_oid_rd=97259535724438&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-11-28-17#.Wh3KwK2ZOT8

 

Singapore researchers make healthy wine out of tofu

It’s the world’s first of its kind, bears sweet, fruity notes and is good for your health.

https://www.cnet.com/news/singapore-researchers-make-healthy-wine-out-of-tofu/

 

LeBron James’ incredible taste in wine, explained by 4 experts

Is there anything James isn’t great at?!

https://www.sbnation.com/2017/11/28/16710156/lebron-james-wine-incredible-taste-experts-agree

 

 

Your Wine Scanner For Christmas!

MyŒno team has developed a wine scanner that objectively characterizes the style of the wine you are savouring.

VERY INTERESTING!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/76411480/your-wine-scanner-for-christmas

Another Read:

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/myoeno-wine-scanner/

 

Wine Pairing With Thai Food

What goes into your favorite Pad Thai or curry isn’t a random assembly of ingredients. It’s a complex blend of the sour, sweet, salty, and spicy, as well as the bitter and aromatic.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-pairing-thai-food/

 

CHAMPAGNE TOE-STS: THE STRANGE HISTORY OF DRINKING BUBBLY FROM WOMEN’S SHOES

When exactly were you supposed to do such a thing? And how?! Practically speaking, using a shoe as a drinking vessel seems difficult to execute (heel or toe?).

https://vinepair.com/articles/champagne-womens-shoes/

 

Color of Wine App Launches

FREE mobile coloring app for lovers of the wine lifestyle – called Color of Wine – now in the Apple Store.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/11/29/color-wine-app-launch

 

Saturday Night Live Is Releasing Four Limited Edition Wines

Winemaker Lot18, in collaboration with SNL, has created a new wine collection in honor of the classic sketch show (currently in its 43rd season), which also pays tribute to some of the show’s more memorable characters from recent years.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/11/saturday-night-live-is-releasing-four-limited-time.html

 

I intended to slightly chill a red wine in the fridge but forgot it for a week. Is it kaput?

Red wine is just as sturdy as, and in some ways more sturdy than, white. Cold merely slows down reactions responsible for aging, so consider your wine better preserved.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/i-intended-to-slightly-chill-a-red-wine-in-the-fridge-but-forgot-it-for-a-week-is-it-kaput/article37122742/

 

The Magic of Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Elegant Chardonnay-based Champagnes, blanc de blancs come from chalk-rich soils in the Côte de Blancs. Discover bottles showcasing the best of this style.

https://www.winemag.com/2017/11/28/blanc-de-blancs-champagne/

 

Why wine never tastes the same once you’ve flown it

WE LOVE bringing home souvenir bottles of wine from our holidays but wine hates flying. An expert explains why it never tastes the same once it’s left the ground.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/flights/why-wine-never-tastes-the-same-once-youve-flown-it/news-story/690865f82ba0b9d9f54822cf9092ba32

 

What goes into a bottle of wine?

So what exactly goes into making a bottle of wine?

http://cayugawinetrail.com/about-us/news/190/what-goes-into-a-bottle-of-wine

 

100 Best Wines of Sonoma

This chart is best viewed in landscape mode when on a small mobile device.

http://www.sonomamag.com/best-wines-of-sonoma-county-2017/

8 Awkward Truths About Being a Wine Connoisseur

Being a wine connoisseur in this day and age is better than it’s ever been before: wine is higher quality and there are more choices than ever. Despite this, there are some painfully true facts about being a wine connoisseur that can’t help but make us laugh.

http://winefolly.com/update/being-a-wine-connoisseur/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=35b8851719-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-35b8851719-62472929&mc_cid=35b8851719&mc_eid=d73340fcba

When should I open my NV Champagne?
Saving a bottle of NV Champagne for a special occasion, but not sure how long you can keep it? Read the opinion of Decanter


http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/open-nv-champagne-ask-decanter-372720/#T95sYH8Zm9wJgITA.99

JIM BEAM HAS CREATED A VOICE-CONTROLLED SMART DECANTER THAT POURS ON COMMAND

The handy gadget is a send-up of new smart-home devices like Amazon Echo, which act more or less as personal assistants to those who can afford them

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/video-jim-beam-has-created-a-voice-controlled-smart-decanter-that-pours-on-command/

 

New Burgundy ‘appellation’

A new level of Burgundy wines is coming, sitting roughly between the regional and village levels of the region’s hierarchy.


http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/new-burgundy-cote-dor-appellation-380473/#zGASW9SLWswqXvXs.99

How to drink smart during holidays without worrying about calories

For everyone else, at holiday get-together time, vigilant calorie-counting is the death of fun. A general awareness, though — that’s just smart partying.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-weight-smart-wine-drinking-1201-story.html

 

Jameson unveils IPA-finished Irish whiskey

Following a “successful” trial run in Ireland, Irish Distillers has launched Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition, an Irish whiskey finished in IPA beer barrels.

IN STOCK!

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/jameson-unveils-ipa-finished-irish-whiskey/

 

RAMON BILBAO TURNS A WINE BARREL INTO A VIOLIN

Head winemaker Rodolfo Bastida partnered with Spanish classical musician Ara Malikian and third-generation violin maker Fernando Solar on the project.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/ramon-bilbao-turns-a-wine-barrel-into-a-violin/

 

Would You Pay $5,000 For Wine And Beer Glasses Made Of Cheese?

It’s a product that could steal the heart of any cheesehead: wine and beer glasses made out of cheese.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/finlandia-wine-beer-cheese-glasses_us_5a21d7cde4b03c44072da4d2

 

 

The Canadian Sparkling Wine Region You Need to Know About

Nova Scotia’s wines, which some say rival Champagne, didn’t always hold such an esteemed reputation in the wine community

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/canadian-sparkling-wine-region

 

Shelf Chilling Wine Glasses

Cool gadget!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FLZGTAE/ref=as_at/?creativeASIN=B00FLZGTAE&linkCode=w61&imprToken=9LqJL858AQNFsmpCBk7UTw&slotNum=0&tag=mashable0c-20

 

 

Survey show people spending more on wine

How much do you spend on a bottle of wine, and how do you compare with your fellow wine buyers? Here are statistics from a recent survey of 340,000 U.S. wine individual buyers:

http://www.reporternews.com/story/life/2017/11/28/gus-clemens-survey-show-people-spending-more-wine/900811001/

 

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

Now you don’t have to go to Boston for this world-class French wine course! Set yourself apart from your peers and specialize in the wines of France. Gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. Pass the exam and earn the title French Wine Scholar and FWS post-nominal.

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

http://www.tri-county.tc/wine-scholar-program

 

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Franklin Library Book Club

Do you like wine? Do you like books? Join us for a special Wine Tasting & Book Club Meeting at Franklin Liquors. Kim Shipala, Assistant Library Director at the Franklin Public Library, will lead a discussion of the novel, while Kim Simone of Vinitas Wineworks and Mark of Franklin Liquors will do a tasting of the wines mentioned in the book.

The book discussion is free, but the wine tastings are $10 each. Space is limited to 40 participants. To register, either visit the library’s website or call Kim Shipala at 508-520-4943.

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