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12-25-2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Cannabis-Infused Wine Is On The Market

Wine Color – Complete Visual Guide

Here’s Every State’s Most-Sought After Beer

 

  AND MORE!

You Can Now Drink Krispy Kreme Donut Beer

There are glazed and cream-filled versions.

http://www.delish.com/food-news/news/a57086/krispy-kreme-donut-beer/

Masi are masters at making wine

The Boscaini family, that owns Masi and has done so since 1772, can now say that they export their sumptuous and robust wines to 120 countries

http://www.royalgazette.com/lifestyle/article/20171207/masi-are-masters-at-making-wine

Apps are the way to go to sell South African wine

Independent wine stores, which were more likely to stock our wines, are also in trouble. The landscape is changing. Wine is being sold direct to the consumer via a screen, no longer being hand sold.

https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/apps-are-the-way-to-go-to-sell-sa-wine-12312783

The ‘World Wine Guys’ give tips on holiday wine pairings

The holidays are here and for some, that means lots of wine. But how do you know which wine goes with what?

http://abc7news.com/food/the-world-wine-guys-give-tips-on-holiday-wine-pairings-/2754024/

SPARKLING WINE FOOD PAIRINGS

t’s time to chill some bottles and get your flutes ready. Whether you’re entertaining guests, celebrating special occasions, or simply relaxing at home with loved ones, sparkling wine is always a good idea.

https://www.thelittleepicurean.com/2017/12/sparkling-wine-food-pairing.html

Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails

simple 5-ingredient beverage made in less than 5 minutes. It requires only red wine, cran-apple juice, orange juice, ginger beer (or strong ginger ale) and vanilla extract.

https://www.aspicyperspective.com/holiday-wine-punch-cocktails/

Move over bottles, wine in cans capturing the millennial demand

Wine in cans on an annual basis increased to $14.5 million in 2016 from $6.4 million in 2015.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/7707118-181/move-over-bottles-wine-in?artslide=0

Calling time on the Champagne flute

All good things come to an end. In the 1980s, the Champenois called time on the saucer-shaped coupe erroneously said to have been modeled on Marie Antoinette’s breast. Now they have decreed that the Champagne flute has to go. They want to reduce the world’s most famous wine’s association with celebration and move it into the all-kinds-of-occasions category. And since the flute signals ‘special occasion’ like nothing else, it needs to be replaced.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/calling-time-champagne-flute

SAMUEL ADAMS NAMED OFFICIAL BEER OF BOSTON RED SOX

Visitors to Boston’s storied Fenway Park will start to see the multi-year partnership come to life as soon as January 2018.

https://thefullpint.com/beer-news/samuel-adams-named-official-beer-boston-red-sox/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=b32aeb1473-The+Daily+Brew%3A+December+12%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-b32aeb1473-36686829

Here’s Every State’s Most-Sought After Beer

Washington, D.C. is into some predictably fancy stuff. What about the rest of the country?

https://www.menshealth.com/guy-wisdom/beer-maps-according-to-google-searches-favorite-beer-every-state?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=b32aeb1473-The+Daily+Brew%3A+December+12%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-b32aeb1473-36686829

This startup figured out how to make wine that’s naturally blue — here’s how they do it

Spanish startup Gik Live! make wine that’s naturally neon blue. They extract a pigment from the skin of the red grape (called anthocyanin) which gives the neon blue hue.

http://www.businessinsider.com/spanish-startup-gik-live-make-naturally-neon-blue-wine-2017-12

Here’s what you need to know about champagne (and other sparkling wines) before you buy

All that sparkles is not champagne. You may be forgiven for passing off a cheaper fizz as champagne at your holiday party — I, for one, will not reject your hospitality. And there are some sparkling wines from around the world that reach champagne levels in quality.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-champagne-and-other-sparkling-wines-before-you-buy/2017/12/07/2add1ca0-db71-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html?utm_term=.5bb3d1389516

John Legend’s Wine Is All About Love

Legend created the brand with Napa-based Raymond Vineyards, which belongs to the Boisset Collection.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/john-legend-wine-lve

How to order wine like a pro at an Italian restaurant

If you are used to drinking American West Coast wines, Italian wine varietals might be a new game for you. With so many varietals offered, it can also be overwhelming.

http://www.mlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2017/12/everything_you_need_to_know_ab.html

Wine Color – Complete Visual Guide

Your complete and detailed infographic guide and explanations to the color of wine.

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/12/08/wine-color-complete-visual-guide/#prettyPhoto

THESE CHEESES ARE MADE WITH ALCOHOL AND YOU NEED TO TRY THEM RIGHT NOW

You know that old saying, “have your champagne and eat it, too?” No? Well, get familiar with it, because we have a groundbreaking round up of cheeses that are made with booze, inspired by a certain pink Prosecco cheese that you’ve probably seen all over the Internet.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/these-cheeses-are-made-with-alcohol-and-you-need-to-try-them-right-now/?rs_oid_rd=106141528092566&utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-12-10-17#.WjBBAK2ZOSM

Lady Gaga Getting Ready to Uncork Some New Wines Inspired By Family Eatery

Reps for Gaga filed documents to lock up the rights for “Joanne Trattoria Vino Blanco” and “Joanne Trattoria Vino Rossa,” which is Italian for white/red wine.

https://theblast.com/lady-gaga-joanne-trattoria-wine-red-white/

Beware Of This “Secret Wine Bottle Exchange” Scam

Beware an online gift exchange scheme called the secret wine bottle exchange where users are met with a claim that if you buy a $15 bottle of wine and send it to a “secret wine lover” you can get anywhere from six to 36 bottles of wine in exchange. Sound too good to be true? It is

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/12/184575/secret-wine-bottle-exchange-scam

How To Fix Wine Stained Lips After A Glass Of Red Wine

It’s a situation that can be as unsightly as it is embarrassing: You’ve enjoyed a few glasses of a good Merlot and it shows all over your lips and teeth.

https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/life-stages/adult-oral-care/how-to-fix-wine-stained-lips-1116

Cannabis-Infused Wine Is On The Market

This is real… now there’s a new ‘Green Wine’ called Canna Vine that is infused with cannabis.

https://zenpype.com/cannabis-infused-wine-is-on-the-market/

 

BEYONCÉ SHUTS DOWN ‘BIERYONCE’ BEER

A New York brewery has halted production of its Beyoncé-inspired German pilsner ‘Bieryonce’ after receiving a cease and desist letter from the superstar’s lawyers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/beyonce-shuts-down-bieryonce-beer/

 

Whisky proven to kill ice bacteria

A new scientific study has found that whisky kills more bacteria in restaurant ice than vodka, tonic water or cola.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/whisky-proven-to-kill-ice-bacteria/

 

Getting to Know Chasselas

Widely grown but little known, Switzerland’s champion white grape is starting to attract the attention of wine enthusiasts outside its homeland

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/getting-to-know-chasselas/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=59286180&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8ivSwbzFViJilt6QxcWGFIJ39YcM-5f6lvXP_q9QGTex-EtBsg2l6hq430BwIoCEbauD5mxyBCBpBb-jPZM2e06Gi6W49VCay47etdEodkynh5j5o&_hsmi=59286425

 

Chocolate Dipped Bottles of Wine!

Looking for the ultimate and unique gift this year?

How about a Chocolate Dipped Bottle of Wine?

http://www.myfavoritesweetshoppe.com/chocolate-dipped-bottles-of-wine.php

 

Major alleged fake Bordeaux investigation causes stir in Bordeaux

According to French publication Vitisphere, however, 700 hl of Languedoc wine was transformed into Pomerol; 600 hl into Margaux; 350 hl into Pauillac and a further 100 hl into Saint-Julien wine, between 2012 and 2014.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/22806/Major_alleged_fake_Bordeaux_investigation_causes_stir_in_Bordeaux.html

 

HOW WINEMAKERS ARE CONQUERING THE VINTAGE CHART

Do you like to feel mystified, intimidated, inadequate? Then walk this way! I have a vintage chart to show you.

https://vinepair.com/articles/86-the-83/

 

How Technology Is Affecting What And How You Drink.

Some of the interesting new technologies that affect the drinks many of us start and occasionally and responsibility end our days with: coffee, wine and water.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/capitalone/2017/12/12/fancy-a-cup-how-technology-is-affecting-what-and-how-you-drink/#1c8ce96f787e

 

5 great reasons to explore Armenian wines

There is a great energy in Armenia, with new wineries, wine bars, and wine shops popping up everywhere, many of them owned by Armenians who, returning from abroad, are investing heavily in the renaissance,

http://www.panarmenian.net/eng/news/249877/

 

Calif craft beer sets new record, grows 14% to 900 breweries

 

Amarone Wine Turns Raisins Into Gold

Amarone wine or as it’s officially named, Amarone della Valpolicella, is one of those wines that you buy and sit on and pray your marriage stays together long enough so that you can drink it on your 20th anniversary

http://winefolly.com/review/amarone-wine-turns-raisins-into-gold/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=e0434948f8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-e0434948f8-62472929&mc_cid=e0434948f8&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Winemakers Worry Wildfires Will Leave Whiff Of Ashtray In Their Wine

While California’s 2017 grapes have been safely harvested already, winemakers around the world are wary about a threat that is growing along with the frequency of wildfires: smoke taint.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/12/13/570188980/winemakers-worry-wildfires-will-leave-whiff-of-ashtray-in-their-wine

 

It’s not just your imagination — wine glasses are bigger than ever

Next time you drink wine, take note of the size of the glass — you may inadvertently drink more than you planned.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/wine-glasses-are-seven-times-bigger-than-they-were-in-the-1700s-heres-why-2017-12-13

 

How a Thirst for Portuguese Wine Fueled the American Revolution

Madeira taxes stoked tensions, then paid for the war.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/madeira-wine-american-revolution-taxes-george-washington

 

ENGLISH WINE BODY BECOMES WINEGB

The national body for the English and Welsh wine industry has announced its new official name today: Wines of Great Britain, although it will use the shortened ‘WineGB’ in all its communications.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/breaking-english-wine-body-becomes-winegb/

 

ALCOHOL WILL ‘DISAPPEAR’ WITHIN A GENERATION, CLAIMS SCIENTIST

A neuropsycho pharmacologist, and the UK’s former chief drugs officer, believes traditional alcohol will disappear from Western societies “within a generation” and replaced with healthier alternatives, with a younger generation increasingly shunning booze.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/alcohol-will-disappear-within-a-generation-claims-scientist/

2017 ‘WATERSHED YEAR’ FOR CRAFT BEER

Today, 83% of the population lives within 10 miles of a local brewery, meaning that the positive impact of breweries is being felt in communities all over the country

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/brewers-association-2017-watershed-year-for-craft-beer/

 

A PLASTIC CORK WHICH MAKES PRODUCING FIZZ AT HOME ‘EASY’ IS LAUNCHING ON KICKSTARTER — HERE’S HOW IT WORKS

A tech-savvy oenophile has invented a cork which he claims reduces the level of skill required to make fizz — paving the way for a boom in bottle-fermented wine production at home.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/a-plastic-cork-which-makes-producing-sparkling-wine-at-home-easy-is-launching-on-kickstarter-heres-how-it-works/

 

New Study Suggests Letting Your Child Sip Alcohol Does Not Predict But Increases Risk of Alcohol-Related Problems As A Young Adult

A new study has been published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, aimed to examine the associations between early sipping with the frequency and quantity of alcohol use in late adolescence/early adulthood, as well as associations with alcohol-related problems, behavior, attitudes, and family/peer practices/behaviors.

http://www.academicwino.com/2017/12/child-alcohol-related-problems.html/

 

These are the most attention-getting bottle designs from Nielsen’s Wine Design Audit

 

Beer pairing for the holidays

How do you get the most of your experience by pairing the beer you have with the food you’re going to serve (or eat)?

https://onmilwaukee.com/dining/articles/holiday-beer-pairings-megan-mares.html

 

Education helps keep US underage drinking levels low

Greater parental education has helped maintain lower levels of underage alcohol consumption in the US following “dramatic declines” over the last two decades, a government study shows.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/education-helps-keep-us-underage-drinking-levels-low/

 

HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT BOTTLE OF WINE FOR EVERY HOLIDAY PARTY

Whatever the party situation, we’ve got you covered with our foolproof holiday party wine-buying guide.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-party-infographic/

 

U.S. WINE SALES BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S EVE GENERATE MORE THAN $1 BILLION IN SALES

As consumers deck the halls and fill their pantries with items for their holiday feasts, they’re also filling their liquor cabinets, wine racks and beer fridges with their favorite adult libations

http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2017/americans-jump-start-the-holidays-with-their-favorite-bottle-of-vino.html

 

Poland’s wine regions emerge

Polish wines have come a long way, and they are not only palatable, but good

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/polands-wine-regions-emerge

 

Biodynamic vs Organic vs Conventional farming

In this blog we discuss an overview of the different comparative studies involving biodynamic vs organic vs. conventional  farming.

https://blog-en.fruitionsciences.com/2017/12/14/biodynamic-organic-conventional-farming/

 

The World’s Biggest Wine Drinkers 2017 (it’s not where you think)

It turns out that Norfolk Island (where?!) has the highest wine expenditure. At only 14 square miles, this tiny island isn’t even visible on Google Maps unless you zoom in a lot. It sits to the east of Australia and a little bit north of New Zealand.

https://www.movehub.com/blog/wine-consumption-spend-worldwide

 

Kim Crawford Looks To Expand Beyond Sauvignon Blanc

Constellation’s Kim Crawford—the third-largest above-$14 wine brand in the U.S.—has recorded another year of torrid growth, with total production rising to about 1.6 million cases for 2017. In the U.S. market, the brand is on pace to rise 13% to 1.3 million cases this year, according to Impact Databank. The strong growth is being driven largely by Kim Crawford’s core Sauvignon Blanc ($18 a 750-ml.), whose production is currently at about 1.2 million cases.

 

 Lohr Reaches 1.5 Million Cases And Keeps ClimbingJ. Lohr Vineyards & Wines continues to carve out steady growth in the premium California wine segment, bolstered by an array of offerings from Paso Robles, Monterey and Napa Valley. With volume now at around 1.53 million cases—up about 3% this year—the company is looking to increase its on-premise profile and premiumize by growing its higher-priced Vineyard Series of wines.

 

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