Liquor Industry News/Links 01-08-18

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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01-08-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Oak Island… and wine?

How to Use Your Favorite Wine to Find the Perfect Tea

You Should Be Aging Your White Wine

 

  AND MORE!

Mass. alcohol laws need massive rewrite, task force concludes

The price of beer, wine, and liquor in Massachusetts would increase, but unpopular restrictions on the sale of alcohol would go away, under a radical proposed overhaul of the state’s byzantine booze laws that’s expected to be unveiled by a government-appointed task force .

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/12/27/mass-alcohol-laws-need-massive-rewrite-task-force-concludes/0bsGyUegwXjF991pu7UVpK/amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

 

The Mystery of the Missing Wine Faults

Wine faults exist in the real world, but how come they never make it into reviews?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/12/the-mystery-of-the-missing-wine-faults

 

How to Make the Most of a Trip to Wine Country

Wine producing regions such as Tuscany and Napa Valley already make for enjoyable vacation destinations, but with a little planning you can get even more from your trip.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/travel/how-to-make-the-most-of-a-trip-to-wine-country.html

 

For Those Who Experience Adverse Reactions to a Glass of Wine

Let’s analyze what can cause these reactions and how you may prevent them, or at least make them more tolerable.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/for-those-who-experience-adverse-reactions-to-a-glass-of-wine/

 

You Should Be Aging Your White Wine

There are a lot of us missing out on the exquisite experience of opening a structured white that’s been hanging around for a while.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/12/you-should-be-aging-your-white-wine.html

 

How to Use Your Favorite Wine to Find the Perfect Tea

Like wine, tea has varying levels of tannins and fruitiness. Whether a fan of bold Shiraz or more delicate white wines, the perfect leaves are out there.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/12/27/favorite-wine-perfect-tea/

 

Why Are Liquor Laws In New Hampshire So Weird?

Whether you buy, drink, or do business in the Granite State, liquor plays a significant role in the culture and the economy.

http://nhpr.org/post/why-are-liquor-laws-new-hampshire-so-weird#stream/0

 

Vermont Wants To Crack Down On Bootleggers Bringing Cheaper Liquor From New Hampshire

Prohibition might have been repealed in 1933, but modern-day bootleggers are still sidestepping state liquor laws. Now Vermont officials want heavier penalties for people trafficking booze from neighboring New Hampshire.

Whiskey with natural ice on a oak table.

http://digital.vpr.net/post/vermont-wants-crack-down-bootleggers-bringing-cheaper-liquor-new-hampshire#stream/0

 

Stop Saying These 12 Things About Wine

Sooner or later in your wine journey, you’re going to come across, shall we say, certain people: certain people who say certain things.

http://winefolly.com/update/stop-saying-12-things-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=1843086c99-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-1843086c99-62472929&mc_cid=1843086c99&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

GUIDE TO LEMBERGER

Believed to have been around since the Middle Ages, the grape also doesn’t have a typical style. It can broadly be cast into two categories: that redolent of a Pinot Noir, or that similar to a bold Zinfandel.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/guide-to-lemberger/?rs_oid_rd=128458178162582&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thurday-12-28-17#.WkeVwK2ZN8c

 

Size (And Sound) Matters When It Comes To Bubbles In Your Sparkling Wine

Oenophiles have debated the most desirable characteristics of bubbles in champagne and sparkling wines for centuries, with most purists swearing that the smaller the bubble, the better the wine. But up until recently, few thought to listen to the bubbles themselves for answers.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/12/28/573855931/size-and-sound-matters-when-it-comes-to-bubbles-in-your-sparkling-wine

 

 

How To Break A Wine Glass With Just Your Voice

If you ever feel the need to break a wine glass but don’t really want to go through with actually smashing it to the ground

http://mashable.com/2017/12/28/break-a-wine-glass-with-your-voice/#ehtzFbsPCaq4

Pairing Wine with Pomegranates

The red and juicy, tart seeds of pomegranates can be used as a surprising substitute for lemon juice. They also pair with a wide variety of wines.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/12/28/pomegranates-wine-pairing/

The 12 best wine bargains of 2017 are cheap without tasting like it

With all the wines on the shelves vying for your attention when you walk into a wine store. how do you choose which one to take home for dinner? A catchy name or pretty label stands out. A heavy bottle looks and feels important. But you wouldn’t be wrong to wonder whether the money you shell out for that wine might be paying for that designer label or studly bottle, rather than the juice inside.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/these-12-wines-are-the-best-bargains-of-2017-theyre-cheap-without-tasting-like-it/2017/12/27/2c42fee0-eb1e-11e7-9f92-10a2203f6c8d_story.html?utm_term=.59b532576807

FIVE WINTER CHEESES (AND THE WINE TO PAIR THEM WITH)

Winter is the perfect time to enjoy cheese that is rich and buttery, fruity, hard and well-aged, rather than the light, airy varieties better matched to warmer days.

https://www.mrporter.com/daily/five-winter-cheeses-and-the-wine-to-pair-them-with/2927

Uber-style app offers designated driver for your own car

One app called DRYVER targets people who don’t want to leave their car in a parking lot overnight and have to find a ride to pick it up the next morning.

http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/uber-style-app-offers-designated-driver-for-your-own-car/503118251?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ff880a09e2-The+Daily+Brew%3A+December+29%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ff880a09e2-36686829

CRAFT BREWERS PREDICT THE BIGGEST BEER TRENDS FOR 2018

With 83 percent of drinking-age Americans now living within 10 miles of a brewery—another statistic per the Brewer Association’s annual Craft Beer in Review report—the most important question stateside beer lovers will have to face in 2018 might be: Uber or Lyft?

https://vinepair.com/articles/craft-beer-trends-2018/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ff880a09e2-The+Daily+Brew%3A+December+29%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ff880a09e2-36686829

A Toast to the Wine Producers of the Tennessee River Valley- Growing a New Economy for Appalachia

The Tennessee River Valley is home to multiple award winning wineries that are primarily small family owned start-ups investing in the wine and cider industry. The Tennessee River Valley Council toasts the impact of the vintners who are providing measurable benefits in revitalizing the economies of rural Appalachian communities and are conserving the cultural heritage of the region

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/12/prweb15044853.htm

Assessing the Impact of Wine List Awards

Guildsomm’s Kelli White weighs the benefits, from recognition to improved bottom lines

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/assessing-the-impact-of-wine-list-awards/

Bubbles beyond Champagne: 10 sparkling wine regions

Pop, sigh, fizz. The stats are in: Americans love bubbles, having embraced them not only for celebrations but as a year-round drink. Last year, for example, sparkling wine sales in the U.S. grew by 25%

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/food-and-wine/2017/12/29/sparkling-wine-regions-beyond-champagne/983958001/

How To Read A German Wine Label

Although sommeliers are well-versed in nearly every wine style imaginable, some still struggle with one wine in particular: German Riesling.

http://blog.vinfolio.com/2017/12/29/read-german-wine-label/

ZINFANDEL VINEYARDS

Zinfandel has prospered in California for over 150 years. Zinfandel vines are hearty and thrive in warm, mild climates, as the grapes will shrivel in hot weather

http://www.zinfandelic.com/california-zinfandel-vineyards.php

Boxed vs. bottled wine: What’s the difference

Just as you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, maybe you shouldn’t judge a wine by its packaging.

Boxed wine carries a stigma that it is inferior to its bottled counterparts.

https://www.click2houston.com/consumer/boxed-vs-bottled-wine-whats-the-difference

 

Oak Island… and wine?

A tale of mystery, buried treasure and, of course, very good wine!

https://www.timminstoday.com/local-news/oak-island-and-wine-801105

Everything You Love About Red Wine Is Now Available In Hair Products

beauty brand HASK is releasing a full line of wine-inspired hair products

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/12/185753/beauty-wine-lover-products

HERE’S THE BEST WAY TO OPEN CHAMPAGNE

Stay calm and read this article. It’s actually pretty easy.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/how-to-open-champagne

New way to identify wine will protect Australian growers from overseas fraud, scientists say

Scientists from the CSIRO and the Australian Wine Research Institute have been developing new techniques to pinpoint exactly where a wine is from.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-02/scientists-developing-new-techniques-to-detect-wine-fraud/9298186

‘Skinny’ wines cut calories, but not by much

If you’re a calorie-conscious wine lover, you’ve probably stumbled upon “skinny” wines. They claim to provide the same delicious beverage without all those pesky calories. But are the calorie savings worth the compromise?

http://abc13.com/food/are-low-calorie-wines-worth-it-when-it-comes-to-dieting/2847767/

Foods flavored with hops

We know the flavoring power that h. Lupulus has when added to beer, but these potent cones can also kick up non-brewed food and beverages.

http://draftmag.com/trending-foods-flavored-with-hops/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=2cb8fcd4ba-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+2%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-2cb8fcd4ba-36686829

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