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By: Mark C Lenzi

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03-12-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

THE 7 MISTAKES EVERYONE MAKES AT A WINE SHOP

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HENNESSY COGNAC

What makes beer taste like beer?

 

 AND MORE!

 

Rosé wine, hard cider are in the pink for Millennials

While rosé only represents about 1.5% of the total table wine category, it’s growing at a massive rate, according to Nielson. Rosé sales climbed nearly 40% in the 12 months ended Dec. 2, according to the market researcher.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/02/25/rose-wine-hard-cider-pink-millennials/371411002/

New Zealand confirmed number 3 in USA wine market

Last year the total value of New Zealand wine imported to the US reached US$422 million, up 6% on 2016 and surpassed only by Italy (US$1.9 billion) and France (US$1.8 billion).

New Zealand sits ahead of Australia, Spain, Argentina and Chile.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1802/S00658/new-zealand-confirmed-number-3-in-usa-wine-market.htm

Affordable White Burgundy Exists — If You Know Where to Look

White Burgundy is unquestionably one of the greatest wines of the world. Almost exclusively made from Chardonnay on limestone soil, it can express both power and finesse. But as acclaim and demand rise, who can afford white Burgundy anymore?

https://vinepair.com/articles/affordable-white-burgundy/

Where To Spreadable Gin, Which, Yes, Is Literally What It Sounds Like It Is

If you just can’t be bothered with breakfast, this will probably change your mind: A new gin and tonic marmalade

https://www.bustle.com/p/where-to-spreadable-gin-which-yes-is-literally-what-it-sounds-like-it-is-8322077

KANGAROOS SOUR VINTAGE IN AUSTRALIA’S MARGARET RIVER

Wineries in Margaret River are trying to minimise the damage caused by a rising Kangaroo population invading the vineyards as harvest for the new vintage gets underway.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/02/kangaroos-sour-vintage-in-australias-margaret-river/

Super-Premium Bourbon Tops 5 Million Cases In The U.S.

Since 2010, U.S. volumes of super-premium Bourbon ($25 and above) have now grown by nearly 3.3 million cases.

Drew Bledsoe shares how making wine is a natural extension of football

The first overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft catches us up on his fruitful retirement endeavors.

BLEDOSE WINES IN STOCK!

https://www.boston.com/sports/new-england-patriots/2018/02/26/drew-bledsoe-doubleback-winery-vineyards

Private label wines: Like a seat on a no-frills airline, people may complain but they love them

Private label wines are everywhere but don’t announce their presence. There’s an ocean of bulk wine made cheaply in California’s San Joaquin Valley, Australia, Chile, and elsewhere. What a private label wine does is attempt to make it seem like this wine was handmade by a person from a single place.

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2018/02/private-label-wines-like-seat-on-no.html

Ten myths about the Chinese wine market

For the past decade, everybody’s been talking about China and its potential as a wine market. Which is as you’d expect, because it’s already an important market that’s only going to get stronger. But if you’re thinking about doing business in China, or you’d like to do more, you need to know what’s good market information and what’s just a myth.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/ten-myths-about-chinese-wine-market

MICH ULTRA GOES ORGANIC TO STAY ON TOP OF LOW-CAL BEER BOOM

Ultra Pure Gold. It has 85 calories, 10 less than regular Ultra, and will be marketed as containing “organic grains.”

IN STOCK

http://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/mich-ultra-organic-stay-top-low-cal-beer-boom/312513/

JOHNNIE WALKER BECOMES JANE WALKER FOR LIMITED EDITION

Diageo’s popular Scotch whisky brand Jonnie Walker has given its Black Label a makeover, turning its striding man logo into a woman for a ‘Jane Walker’ limited edition.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/02/johnnie-walker-becomes-jane-walker-for-limited-edition/

 

New Arnold Palmer

MillerCoors and AriZona Beverages have launched Arnold Palmer Spiked Half & Half. The 5%-abv flavored malt beverage is a non-carbonated blend of iced tea and lemonade based on the popular non-alcoholic AriZona product. To promote the new offering, MillerCoors has placed Arnold Palmer Spiked at events, like the TPC Scottsdale golf tournament, and music festivals across the U.S. Arnold Palmer Spiked is now available nationwide in 24-ounce cans and in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans.

ThE IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURES FOR EVERY TYPE OF BEER, EXPLAINED

Serving beer can have kind of a Goldilocks effect: too warm, it’s flat and possibly off-flavor; too cold, and its flavors will be masked. Just as there are optimal serving temperatures for wines, beer also benefits from being served the right way

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-temperature-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=00d6399bc8-Feb_28_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-00d6399bc8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-00d6399bc8-38937345&mc_cid=00d6399bc8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

A Better Way to Bottle in MA

M.S. Walker’s State of the Art New Facility Raises the Industry Bar

http://www.beveragejournalinc.com/new/easyblog/entry/a-better-way-to-bottle

Some Guy Figured Out How to Make Wine in His Instant Pot

If you want to try your hand at making your own wine, most homebrew shops will sell you the supplies to get things started. Or, if you’re David Murphy, you could just pull out your Instant Pot to the make the magic happen.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/02/some-guy-figured-out-how-to-make-wine-in-his-insta.html

Pour wine to savor and enjoy, not guzzle

Don’t limit yourself by over-pouring.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-wine-serving-size-0302-story.html

How to read a Spanish wine label

The label is your friend and guide — it’s not there to confuse you, it’s there to tell you what’s inside the bottle and where it’s from.

http://www.decanter.com/spanish-fine-wine/read-spanish-wine-label-384254/

The Best Wine to Pair with Lasagna

Who wants some lasagna? That’s a silly question. The answer, of course, is everyone. Everyone wants lasagna.

http://winefolly.com/food-wine/what-kind-of-wine-goes-with-lasagna/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=c89325bd71-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-c89325bd71-62472929&mc_cid=c89325bd71&mc_eid=d73340fcba

SWA secures GI for Scotch in New Zealand

New Zealand now joins more than 100 other countries, which have officially recognised Scotch whisky as a Scottish product, including Australia and Taiwan.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/swa-secures-gi-for-scotch-in-new-zealand/

Angels’ Share launches Bourbon-filled angel

The Bourbon-filled angels are available exclusively from A Taste of Kentucky for US$49.99

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/angels-share-launches-bourbon-filled-angel/

FOR MANY WINEMAKERS, CONCRETE IS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Over the past decade, more winemakers have started using concrete tanks, a fermentation and aging alternative that offers the best of both steel and oak.

https://vinepair.com/articles/concrete-tanks-winemaking/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0b73affe56-Mar_1_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0b73affe56-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0b73affe56-38937345&mc_cid=0b73affe56&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

5 Tips to Store Leftover Wine

Good practices to better preserve an opened bottle of wine, for longer…

http://socialvignerons.com/2018/03/01/5-tips-to-store-left-over-wine/

 

Bailey’s and Beyond: The Irish Cream PGI

In addition to meeting the EU standards for liqueurs, the PGI for Irish Cream requires the following:

40148369 – cold coffee drink with ice, beans and splash, close-up.

http://winewitandwisdomswe.com/2018/02/28/baileys-and-beyond-the-irish-cream-pgi/

 

YOUR FAVORITE TACO AND ITS PERFECT WINE PAIR

Pairing wine with tacos might seem a little unorthodox. However, they’re two of my favorite things, so why not enjoy them together?

https://www.thebacklabel.com/your-favorite-taco-and-its-wine-pair/?utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-3-1-18&mc_cid=44871f5f10&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WprQ1a2ZOSM

 

What Does Your Bottle Really Say About the Wine?

We spend a lot of time talking about the stuff inside wine bottles. But can the bottle itself, from its shape to color of the glass, tell you more about what you’re drinking? We go deeper than a punt into what’s behind your wine bottle.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/03/01/what-does-your-bottle-really-say-about-the-wine/

Phenolic compounds deserve superhero status

Antioxidants in wine credited with yet another health benefit.

https://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/blogs/superhero-phenolic-compounds-wine-foods

What you need in your Spanish wine cellar – a guide
Spanish wine expert Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW shares his advice on what to put in your cellar and when to drink…

http://www.decanter.com/spanish-fine-wine/what-you-need-in-your-spanish-wine-cellar-a-fguide-384116/

This Guy’s Dangerous Fail After Attempting A Popular YouTube Hack For Wine Is A Warning To Us All

DO NOT DO THIS. DO NOT DO WHAT LAWRENCE DID.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/tanyachen/just-dont-do-this?utm_term=.yc0EQMgo1p#.ucYLKQz837

US distillery creates ‘first’ coffee bean-rested Bourbon

The Stillhouse Spirits Company has created the ‘first’ Bourbon rested in roasted small-batch coffee beans, which will go on sale later this month.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/us-distillery-creates-first-coffee-bean-rested-bourbon/

New Irish Whiskey

Beam Suntory has released the Tyrconnell 15-year-old, an Irish whiskey finished in Madeira casks. The 46%-abv offering is a limited release that the company will roll out this month to select markets at a suggested retail price of $100 a 750-ml. The 15-year-old expression joins a Tyrconnell portfolio that already includes the core namesake brand, as well as a 10-year-old Madeira Cask Finish, 10-year-old Port Cask Finish, and 10-year-old Sherry Cask Finish.

Discovery shows wine grapes gasping for breath

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered how grapes “breathe,” and report that shortage of oxygen leads to cell death in the grape.

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-discovery-wine-grapes-gasping.html

Do Parker points matter any more?

Points, points, points. It’s such a complicated and polarized discussion.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/do-parker-points-matter-any-more

What makes beer taste like beer?

Beer is one of the most consumed beverages on the planet and for good reason. It’s delicious, refreshing and it has a huge variety of styles.

http://www.food24.com/Drinks/Beer/what-makes-beer-taste-like-beer-20180302

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HENNESSY COGNAC

The company — which reads “modern” but is in fact 253 years young — puts out a solid half of the world’s Cognac. It has Irish roots, and kept two families in business for eight and seven generations, respectively.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-hennessy-cognac/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e80cc6a51d-Mar_3_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e80cc6a51d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e80cc6a51d-38937345&mc_cid=e80cc6a51d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Choose the Right Wine: 7 Tips on How to Shop Smarter

Overwhelmed. Baffled. Bewildered. That’s how most people feel when shopping for wine.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/how-america-buys-wine

Do Wine Competition Medals Impact The Price Of Your Wine?

When you visit wineries, no doubt you’ve seen shiny medals on ribbons draped around bottles of wine. A new study by French economists examines whether wine competition awards have an impact on wine price and are indicators of quality.

http://www.vino-sphere.com/2018/02/do-wine-competition-medals-impact-price.html

Mood Swings For Wine Lovers

Personal taste is very, well, personal; it is also maddeningly dependent on context. It is the same as having a music playlist for working out, which you’d never play during a candlelight dinner. So, if you pick a wine for the mood you are trying to establish, everyone will be happy.

https://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/mood-swings-for-wine-lovers/Content?oid=11498317

 

The Bodyguard of Wine: Cork Is More Than a Closure

The Bodyguard of Wine: Cork Is More Than a Closure

https://www.thedailymeal.com/drink/bodyguard-wine-cork-more-closure

Love It or Hate It, Without Jameson You Wouldn’t Be Drinking Irish Whiskey

The brand’s hell-raising reputation moves units and inspires loyalty, but it doesn’t exactly secure Irish whiskey a spot in the craft canon.

https://vinepair.com/articles/jameson-irish-whiskey/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=036ec5a1ec-Jan_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-036ec5a1ec-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-036ec5a1ec-38937345&mc_cid=036ec5a1ec&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE 7 MISTAKES EVERYONE MAKES AT A WINE SHOP

For many people, heading to the local wine shop can be an intimidating and anxiety-inducing experience.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-7-most-common-mistakes-youre-making-at-the-wine-shop/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=036ec5a1ec-Jan_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-036ec5a1ec-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-036ec5a1ec-38937345&mc_cid=036ec5a1ec&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Cremant sparkling wine muscles in as new champagne as sales soar

French crémant sparkling wines have muscled in on the party circuit and are challenging the domination of those two old favorites.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/03/cremant-sparkling-wine-muscles-new-champagne-sales-soar/

New Zac Brown Wine

Delicato Family Vineyards is extending its Z. Alexander Brown brand with a new Uncaged Sauvignon Blanc retailing at $20 a 750-ml. The new entry is sourced from Napa Valley, warmer Lake County Vineyards in the North Coast, and cool southern Suisun Valley vineyards just south of Napa County. Z. Alexander Brown also includes an Uncaged Red Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir, as well as the recently released Uncaged Chardonnay.

THE UNITED STATES OF ALCOHOL

Here’s what a map of our country might look like if our drinking preferences were what divided us, instead of politics.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/united-states-of-alcohol-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a9a4c41b98-Mar_5_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a9a4c41b98-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a9a4c41b98-38937345&mc_cid=a9a4c41b98&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

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