Liquor Industry News/Links 01-01-18

 

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

01-01-2018

Happy New Year!

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

How to Pair Beer With Chinese Food

 

Champagne vs. sparkling wine: Everything you need to know

 

The top 25 beers of 2017

 

  AND MORE!

 

Wine Labels: What They Tell Us & What They Don’t

If you’ve taken a stroll through the wine aisle of your local store recently, you know just how daunting it can feel to pick a good bottle.

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/12/19/wine-labels-what-they-tell-us-what-they-dont/

Why Do We Toast With Champagne On New Year’s Eve? Here’s How The Tradition Started

A tradition that technically dates back over 1,500 years, although it really started to become popular only a few centuries ago.

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/why-do-we-toast-with-champagne-on-new-years-eve-heres-how-the-tradition-started-7628689

 

Are reduced-calorie wines worth it?

Depending on the variety, reduced-calorie wines have about 15% to 30% fewer calories than regular wine.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/21/health/reduced-calorie-wine-food-drayer/index.html

 

It’s a hard rock life for wine in granite tanks

A Marlborough wine company believes it is the first in New Zealand to use granite wine tanks, a fitting tribute to the stonemason heritage of its founding family.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/99884808/its-a-hard-rock-life-for-wine-in-granite-tanks

Sample sizes, and the supposed wine differences between women and men

We have seen a number of web discussions this year about the ostensible differences between males and females when it comes to sensory perception, particularly the tasting of wine

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2017/12/sample-sizes-and-supposed-wine.html

BOURBON BARREL-AGED WINE IS A GIMMICK BORN OUT OF NECESSITY

Bourbon barrel-aged wine has boomed since its introduction in 2014. Recently, California-based wineries such as Robert Mondavi, Fetzer Vineyards, and Apothic Wines have joined the trend.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/bourbon-barrel-wine/

Why Slovenian wines — which rival the ones from Italy and France — have long been overlooked

You’re heading to a dinner party and stop at the liquor store to pick up some wine. There’s a bottle from Italy and a bottle from Slovenia on the shelf — which one do you choose?

https://mic.com/articles/186823/why-slovenian-wines-which-rival-the-ones-from-italy-and-france-have-long-been-overlooked#.qBGq0NO5k

 

The Busy Wine Lover’s Guide to Louis Jadot

Maison Louis Jadot was founded in 1859 as a negociant house; acquisitions of famed Burgundy vineyards such as Corton Charlemagne and Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles took place under the direction of Louis Jean Baptiste Jadot after 1900

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/12/the-busy-wine-lover-s-guide-to-louis-jadot

 

2018 CRAFT BEER PREDICTIONS

2018 will be another year of huge beer news, that some will find shocking

https://thefullpint.com/dans-blog/2018-craft-beer-predictions/

Canadians Consume Almost as Much Weed as Wine, Report Shows

Canadians consumed as much as C$6.2 billion ($4.8 billion) of marijuana in 2015, almost as much as they spent on wine,

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-18/marijuana-use-may-have-hit-c-6-2-bln-before-canada-legalization

How to handle a faulty cage on a bottle of sparkling wine?

As any wine pro should be able to tell you, it takes six turns to remove the cage from a bottle of sparkling wine. But occasionally (rarely though it does happen), the wire will break before the cage can be removed.

https://dobianchi.com/2017/12/18/champagne-cork-danger-risk/

“Welch’s Grape Jelly with Alcohol”: How Trump’s Horrific Wine Became the Ultimate Metaphor for His Presidency

After the deadly Charlottesville riots, Donald Trump responded by . . . plugging his family winery in Virginia. Aided by an expert oenophile, the author takes the bait—and tastes the pain.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12/donald-trump-wines/amp?__twitter_impression=true

HOW TO IMPRESS YOUR WINE NERD IN-LAWS OVER THE HOLIDAYS

Now, on to a common holiday headache: Your sister’s new husband (or insert any family member here) is quite the wine connoisseur and he’ll be in attendance

https://www.thebacklabel.com/how-to-impress-your-wine-nerd-in-laws-over-the-holidays/?rs_oid_rd=117454471950230&utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-12-19-17#.WkKZoa2ZOT8

We’re not buying enough Washington wine

For the record, Washington has less than 25 percent market share. That means that for every case of wine purchased in the state, nine bottles are from California, France, Italy and Australia.

http://www.winepressnw.com/2017/12/18/4156350_were-not-buying-enough-washington.html?rh=1

ALPHABET SOUP: DECODING APPELLATION ACRONYMS FROM 10 MAJOR WINE COUNTRIES

Ever look at a few wine labels and find your eyes swimming in what looks like code? You’re not the only one.

https://vinepair.com/articles/appellations-wine-labels/

What is “Authentic” Wine?

For a time, “authentic” wine meant there was a human being that I knew who owned the winery; wines that were made in relatively small quantities

http://damewine.com/2017/12/what-is-authentic-wine/

How New Hampshire’s Liquor Stores Became Must-Visit Travel Destinations

In addition to the stores’ tax-free status and mammoth inventories, New Hampshire has invested in an advertising pilot program, public relations, and education outreach efforts. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) even hosts an annual Distillery Showcase spirits tasting, along with ancillary events like a splashy dinner featuring a flight of Pappy Van Winkle bourbons and (new this year) a Bourbon & Chocolate pairing experience.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-new-hampshires-liquor-stores-became-must-visit-travel-destinations/

 

The Pop Culture “Wine Mom” Is Hilarious, Relatable — and a Giant Red Flag

Although the ritual of a nightly glass of wine isn’t in itself automatically detrimental, it does speak to a broader issue: Drinking among moms is increasing, and joking about it undermines the problem.

https://www.brit.co/wine-mom-culture/

 

Danica Patrick on Racing Cars and Making Wine

NASCAR superstar and winery owner Danica Patrick talks about how producing an exceptional bottle of wine and succeeding at racing cars are not so different.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/12/19/danica-patrick/

 

An Olympic Swimmer Dives Into Her Own Wine Business

Natalie Coughlin talks with Food & Wine about her new wine label and the inspiration behind her upcoming cookbook.

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/natalie-coughlin-wine-gaderian

 

Digital Wine Aerator Connects Restaurants with Wines of the World

Aveine’s Patent Technology Instantly Decants Any Wine for an Optimal Tasting Experience

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/12/19/digital-wine-aerator-restaurants

Calories in Yellow Tail Chardonnay Wine

US distillery ordered to close over name change

A distillery in the US state of Vermont has been reportedly forced to close due to an issue with its name change.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/us-distillery-ordered-to-close-over-name-change/

TOP 10 CELEBRITY DRINKS LAUNCHES OF 2017

The success of their wine and spirits ventures don’t always reach the same lofty heights as their all-star careers, but that hasn’t stopped another slew of famous faces from launching a drinks brand in 2017.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/top-10-celebrity-drinks-launches-of-2017/

Can You Cure a Hangover with Exercise?

Here’s What I Learned got drunk and went to the gym hungover — in the name of science.

https://www.inverse.com/article/39594-hangover-cure-exercises-science

Will Consumers Pay More for Sustainably Certified Wine?

A 2017 survey conducted at Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute with 301 wine consumers illustrates a willingness to pay several dollars more per bottle for “green” certified wines.

https://lizthachmw.com/2017/12/20/will-consumers-pay-more-for-sustainably-certified-wine/

What You’re like on Coffee, Wine, and Cannabis

A funny, but realistic, look at the mental effects of 3 of the world’s most talked about substances.

http://winefolly.com/update/coffee-vs-wine-vs-cannabis/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=671e9b728f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-671e9b728f-62472929&mc_cid=671e9b728f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Cognac industry creates food pairing app

The Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) has partnered with chefs and sommeliers to develop a first-of-its-kind Cognac and food pairing app.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/cognac-industry-creates-food-pairing-app/

Diageo launches cocktail-making skill for Amazon’s Alexa

Diageo is hoping to inspire a new wave of at-home bartenders with the launch of its Amazon Alexa voice-activated cocktail-making skill.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/diageo-launches-cocktail-making-skill-for-amazons-alexa/

 

EU COURT SAYS ALDI CAN KEEP ITS ‘CHAMPAGNE SORBET’

A five-year battle over a Champagne sorbet has finally been settled, with the European Court of Justice ruling in favour of Aldi after the Comité Champagne tried to ban the supermarket from using the term ‘Champagner’ on its label.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/eu-court-says-aldi-can-keep-its-champagne-sorbet/

 

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Sleep?

From increased drowsiness to disrupted REM cycles, here’s what happens when you booze before you snooze

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/How-Does-Alcohol-Affect-Your-Sleep

Wine tasting visitors choose location, experience first

The largest percentage of survey respondents, 41 percent, ranked social media as the place where they first learn about a new winery tasting experience. Additionally, 56 percent said that when they see information about an unfamiliar wine tasting experience in their social media newsfeed, they are “likely” or “very likely” to click on the post to get more information.

http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/industrynews/wineindustry/7789206-181/wine-tasting-visitors-choose-location?artslide=0

 

Guess Which Beer Is No Longer a Top 3 Brand in the U.S.

Changing consumer preferences dethrone this megabrewer’s beer.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/12/21/guess-which-beer-is-no-longer-a-top-3-brand-in-the.aspx

 

The top 25 beers of 2017

Looking back on the new or newly-packaged beers of the year, we found these 25 to stand out as the most interesting, innovative and well-executed of the field.

http://draftmag.com/the-top-25-beers-of-2017/

 

Serve Wine And Cheese Like A Pro With This Expert Cheat Sheet

From prosecco to pinot noir, Gouda to goat’s cheese — there’s nothing better than a host or hostess who can deliver next-level entertaining with a great array of choices for every palate, occasion, and budget. All it takes is a little planning (and our expert cheat sheet, below) to curate your platters like a true sophisticate.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/12/21/wine-and-cheese_a_23313441/

 

How Wine is Closed Shouldn’t Be A Guessing Game

Presently, about 70 percent of the wine bottles consumed by drinkers in the United States are closed with a natural cork. If consumers knew the environmental impact of the cork forests and understood that over the past few years North America has recycled over 70 million corks each year which are then used to make flooring, insulation, yoga blocks, and even shoes, they may be more insistent on buying wine closed with natural cork.

https://foodtank.com/news/2017/12/sustainable-wine-natural-cork/

 

Millennials consume almost half of all wine in the U.S.

According to the study, millennials “drink 32 percent of spirits,” “35 percent of the beer,” and “42 percent of the wine” in the U.S., even though millennials comprise only one-quarter of adults over 21 in the U.S.

https://www.dailydot.com/irl/millennials-study-wine-us/

 

7 Reasons Why Wine on Tap is the Future of Drinking

How wine on tap can make your business more efficient while boosting the bottom line

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/7-reasons-why-wine-on-tap-is-the-future-of-drinking/

Read this before you drink wine from a can

As Americans, we are used to drinking soda, beer, sparkling water, even hard cider from cans. In emergencies, when you need to slake your thirst, fine. But please, if you want to enjoy your wine, pour it into a glass. Or at least a plastic cup when you’ve hiked up a mountain and want to have a celebratory toast before staggering back down.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/read-this-before-you-drink-wine-from-a-can/2017/12/21/12bc4070-e5d4-11e7-833f-155031558ff4_story.html?utm_term=.312796c6f5fe

Champagne vs. sparkling wine: Everything you need to know

Champagne and sparkling wines (there is a difference) are no longer relegated to holidays, anniversaries and weddings; Americans are increasing their consumption of bubbles year-round. That said, 20 percent of all sales of sparkling wine and champagne occur in the last four weeks of the year

http://abcnews.go.com/US/champagne-sparkling-wine/story?id=51882636

China’s Wine Glass is Half-Empty

Chinese businesses have been keen to take a sip of this success, producing a total of 11.37 million hectoliters (a hectoliter is 100 liters) of wine in 2016, according to data cited by wineinfo.com, a Chinese wine industry news portal. This makes China one of the world’s top 10 wine-producing countries by volume.

https://www.caixinglobal.com/2017-12-22/chinas-wine-glass-is-half-empty-101188542.html

 

How to Pair Beer With Chinese Food

 

10 things you didn’t know about Prosecco

Apart from the fact it hails from northern Italy, we had to be honest in saying that we knew not that much.

http://www.vogue.com.au/vogue+living/entertaining/10+prosecco+facts+what+is+proseccor+,45281

 

One thing you didn’t know your Amazon Echo could do

Order dinner and pair a great wine

Alexa also orders dinner for your human family from skills like GrubHub, Amazon Restaurants, Domino’s, and Pizza Hut. Add in the MySomm skill and it turns Alexa into Wine Gal, your personal wine sommelier that can give you wine recommendations for your meals. Enable the skill through the app or online and then say, “Alexa, ask Wine Gal to recommend a wine for pumpkin pie

Getting to Know Cava’s New Category

Spain’s budget-friendly designation gets a luxury upgrade with super-premium sparklers

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/getting-to-know-cavas-new-category/

It’s What’s in the Bottle That Counts … Or Is It?

The Role of Texture in Wine Packaging

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/05/24/texture-wine-packaging

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

More On Tap Newsletter Updates

Get Notified As Son As Specials And Events Are Added

Sign Up Here

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 9:30am, 12:30PM and 6:30PM

And

Saturdays Starting at 8am

 

Listen On Soundcloud

 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

signup

Get updated On Liquor Industry News, Events, Sales And More!

http://bit.ly/1q72JV3

 

Find Us Online

www.franklinliquors.com

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

 

Like Us On Facebook

Facebook

www.facebook.com/franklinliquorsMA

 

Follow Us On Twitter

twitter

www.twitter.com/franklinliquors

 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Our Latest Specials

Liquor

Liquor Special

Liquor Sale Items

 

Wine

Wine Special

Wine Sale Items

 

Beer

Beer Special

Beer Sale Items

 

Beer Keg Information Page

Keg Image

Introducing Physical Web Technology

The Physical Web uses beacon technology to communicate to your phone.

Two ways your can explore this with us:

1.     Walk into the store and get current specials, our custom tasting notes and drink recommendations.

2.     Attend a education/tasting in our wine room and get product information, pricing and food pairings

Stop in and try and be rewarded with a special gift for using.

 

Take a Look

 

We Are On Pointy

Browse Our Product List

 

More Technology

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

 

Our Education Schedule

 

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 590 Club Members!

How To attend and join

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 

Watch For Our Upcoming TV Show!

Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School (First In MA)

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


%d bloggers like this: