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By: Mark C Lenzi

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04-02-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Tito’s vodka lawsuit over ‘handmade’ settled

How to pair beer with food

What Does Wine Do to Your Teeth?

 

 AND MORE!

 

A more nuanced approach to upgrading your wine palette

Going to a wine shop should expose you to someone with expertise who can ask you questions about what you’re drinking and suggest the next logical step. Logic doesn’t dictate going from $15 to $100. If you’re sold that bill of goods, leave and don’t return to that wine retailer.

http://www.heraldbulletin.com/opinion/columns/howard-hewitt-column-a-more-nuanced-approach-to-upgrading-your/article_12a3cef3-0f5d-5ad6-98fc-2ef16a2dc54b.html

Take any discount deals on wine at grocery stores

A supermarket is not a true wine store, but it likely is a place where you buy wine. Who can pass up the convenience of buying toilet paper, green beans, and wine in a one-stop shop experience?

http://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20180318/gus-clemens—take-any-discount-deals-on-wine-at-grocery-stores

Two glasses of wine before bed can help you lose weight, according to actual science

Put down the dumbbells and back away from the treadmill, there’s a new weight loss regime in town

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/food/5841128/two-glasses-wine-bed-lose-weight-science/

THE MOST EXPENSIVE WINE FROM EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

There are more than 70 countries worldwide producing wine. Historically, 90 percent of the world’s wine came from 15 countries, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-expensive-wine-world/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=460deb747f-Mar_19_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-460deb747f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-460deb747f-38937345&mc_cid=460deb747f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NARRAGANSETT BEER

Narragansett Brewing is an American beer success story. The first ‘Gansett lager debuted in 1890, after which the Rhode Island-born brewery survived Prohibition, became the biggest lager maker in New England, and then, after complications following the 1965 sale of the brewery to Falstaff Brewing Corporation, shut down in the 1980s.

https://vinepair.com/articles/narragansett-beer-rhode-island/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=460deb747f-Mar_19_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-460deb747f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-460deb747f-38937345&mc_cid=460deb747f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Mich Ulta And Size

Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) has released Michelob Ultra in 7-ounce bottles in select markets in the U.S. At 55 calories per bottle, the smaller format is aimed at calorie-conscious drinkers looking for a lighter way to indulge. Michelob Ultra 7-ounce bottles are rolling out this month across Texas, Florida, Arizona, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, and California. Though the domestic mainstream beer category continues to soften in the U.S., ABI reported double-digit growth for Michelob Ultra last year. The company also recently extended the brand with Michelob Ultra Pure Gold, an expression made with organic grains.

7 science-backed reasons beer may be good for you

A pint of beer a day may come with a host of health benefits

https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/7-science-backed-ways-beer-good-your-health-ncna788986?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=153542a795-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-153542a795-36686829

New Bread And Butter

Bread & Butter Wines is adding a new Cabernet Sauvignon to its portfolio. Retailing at $15 a 750-ml., the new entry is California-appellated and will be in limited release this spring with expanded distribution slated for the fall. Bread & Butter, which also features a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, is part of the WX Brands portfolio, whose other labels include the Jamieson Ranch Vineyards range (Double Lariat, Reata, Whiplash, and Light Horse), Chronic Cellars, Jelly Jar, Our Daily Wines, Orleans Hill, and Echelon.

Organic Pinot Grigio New DOC

Pizzolato Organic Pinot Grigio Now DOC VENEZIA

https://naturalmerchants.com/organicwines/organic-pinot-grigio-new-doc/

 

How much should you care about wine?

There are, roughly, three categories of people who drink wine, based on how they view it. This is how much you should care about it in each.

https://medium.com/@peter.pharos/how-much-should-you-care-about-wine-f4ee3d2cfec

 

From landfill to lipstick: Grape waste as a cosmetic and food ingredient

The global wine industry produces about 14 million tons of pomace every year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and winemakers struggle with what to do with it

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/acs-flt021418.php

 

How to make any wine taste better

Pour off a glass, re-cork the bottle and shake it up. That’s all there is to it!

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/03/19/how-to-make-any-wine-taste-better.html

 

THE WINE ENTHUSIAST GUIDE TO ART & WINE

RALPH STEADMAN ON WINE AND LABEL DESIGN

https://www.winemag.com/ralph-steadman-interview/

 

DISTILLED SPIRITS (GRAIN ALCOHOLS) AND VINEGAR: ARE THEY GLUTEN-FREE?

Distilled alcohol (ethanol) does not contain any gluten.

https://www.celiac.com/articles.html/safe-gluten-free-food-list-unsafe-foods-amp-ingredients/distilled-spirits-grain-alcohols-and-vinegar-are-they-gluten-free-r1494/

Jim Beam: a brand history

America’s powerhouse Bourbon brand has been around for a long time and, as The Spirits Business discovers, it shows little sign of slowing down.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/jim-beam-a-brand-history/

NOW YOU CAN PAINT THE TOWN ‘ENGLISH SPARKLING’

UK wine merchant Laithwaites has teamed up with colour institute Pantone to create a bespoke shade called ‘English sparkling’ to mark the growing success of the category.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/03/now-you-can-paint-the-town-english-sparkling/

NZ’s largest wine region to add size of second largest wine region

Marlborough, New Zealand’s largest wine region, is planning to add the size of the Hawke’s Bay wine region, and some, over the next two years.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/102400350/nzs-largest-wine-region-to-add-size-of-second-largest-wine-region

Yuengling’s first new year-round beer in 17 years is coming to select markets in April

The new beer is getting a limited release in the first week of April, with central Pennsylvania, Orlando and Tampa markets in Florida, parts of Georgia, Cleveland, Ohio, Rhode Island and Virginia Beach as the six test markets. Wide release in all Yuengling markets are expected by the end of 2018.

http://www.pennlive.com/life/2018/03/yuengling_new_beer.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=933c0bed8d-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-933c0bed8d-36686829

Diageo Launches ‘Happy Hour’ Skill For Amazon Alexa Celebrating One Of The Most Spirited Hours In The Day

New Skill for Alexa Brings Bar Environment into the Home

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/diageo-launches-happy-hour-skill-for-amazon-alexa-celebrating-one-of-the-most-spirited-hours-in-the-day-300615831.html

Organic wine boom continues

Organic vineyards have almost tripled in the last seven years / trend towards biodynamics

https://www.prowein.com/cgi-bin/md_prowein/lib/pub/tt.cgi/Organic_wine_boom_continues.html?oid=29664&lang=2&ticket=g_u_e_s_t

LIQUOR STORE DENSITY BY STATE

Interesting data from 2014 curious numbers now

http://thecapitolist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Liquor-Stores-in-Non-Quota-Non-Control-States.pdf

Pabst Sued for Saying Some of Its Beer Is Fancier Than It Really Is

He discovered it’s not from an artesian spring in Tumwater, Washington, as the company suggests, but rather from one of America’s most polluted industrial areas outside of Los Angeles. The Sacramento Bee says that last week, he filed a lawsuit accusing the brewery of false advertising.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/03/pabst-blue-ribbon-sued-for-water-used-in-olympia-beer.html

THE RIGHT WAY TO DRINK A CORONA IN FIVE EASY STEPS

Acolytes would likely argue there is no wrong way to enjoy Corona, while detractors turn their noses up at the stuff. There is, however, an art to consuming la cerveza mas fina— lime flip and all

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-drink-corona/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e3471b499a-Mar_21_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e3471b499a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e3471b499a-38937345&mc_cid=e3471b499a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

NEW NETFLIX FILM TO BE SET IN NAPA

American actress-turned-producer Amy Poehler is to step into the director’s seat with a new Netflix film called Wine Country set in California’s Napa Valley.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/03/new-netflix-film-to-be-set-in-napa/

SCIENTISTS ENGINEER ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HOPLESS BEER

Scientists in California have developed a method enabling them to produce a beer without the use of hops, or the vast amounts of water it takes to grow them, raising questions on the environmentally-friendly future of beer production.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/03/scientists-engineer-environmentally-friendly-hopless-beer/

NIH will examine ethics of its study on the health effects of a daily glass of wine

The director of the National Institutes of Health said Tuesday that he has assigned a group of advisers to examine whether any improprieties were committed in a recently begun study of the health effects of moderate alcohol use — research that is being funded largely by the liquor industry.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/nih-will-examine-ethics-of-its-study-on-the-health-effects-of-a-daily-glass-of-wine/2018/03/20/db8f2806-2c78-11e8-b0b0-f706877db618_story.html?utm_term=.a04af0b98737

Declining Beer Sales Lead To Anti-Wine Ads

According to Nielsen data reported last month, between 2006 and 2016, beer lost 10% of market share to wine and spirits.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2018/03/21/declining-beer-sales-leads-to-new-ads-and-possibly-to-a-lawsuit/#1d67697d255b

We Shouldn’t Sacrifice Creativity for Ideology

The production process as much as the climate and geology of the vineyard determines what ends up in the bottle. This is crucial information for the consumer to know and is sometimes more useful than knowing the AVA in which the grapes were grown, which may have so much diversity as to be meaningless.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2018/03/21/we-shouldnt-sacrifice-creativity-for-ideology/

What Does Wine Do to Your Teeth?

You don’t need to fear a wine-stained smile, if you follow a few simple rules, and wine can even fight cavity-inducing bacteria

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/What-Does-Wine-Do-to-Your-Teeth

The Music of Wine

Pairing wine and sound can be rewarding, and instructive

Romance on the piano!

http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/Pairing-Wine-and-Music-with-Harvey-Steiman

BON JOVI ROSÉ SELLS OUT ON ALLOCATION

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi’s Diving into Hampton Water rosé, made in collaboration with Gerard Bertrand, has proved so popular that the entire 2017 vintage has been sold on allocation.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/03/bon-jovi-rose-sells-out-on-allocation/

 

Everything You Need to Know About Orange Wine

Though the amber-hued drink has been around for some time, the term “orange wine” was allegedly coined in the early 2000s by a U.K.-based wine importer. It also has nothing to do with citrus.

https://www.dmagazine.com/food-drink/2018/03/orange-wine-dallas-bar-and-garden/

 

WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TAP THE TABLE BEFORE TAKING A SHOT

Many drinkers believe this demonstrates respect for the establishment and those who work there. Tapping the bar is a way to celebrate the often-unseen folks who made the moment possible, such as barbacks, kitchen porters, delivery truck drivers, locksmiths, and so on.

https://vinepair.com/articles/you-should-always-tap-the-table-before-taking-a-shot/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f418f40236-Mar_22_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f418f40236-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f418f40236-38937345&mc_cid=f418f40236&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

The Magic of Moscato d’Asti

It’s hard not to fall in love with Moscato d’Asti. This perfumed, sweet Italian white wine is well-loved by wine drinkers of all kinds. Why? Simple: it’s so easy to drink! Of course, if you go beyond the blue bottle bling, you’ll find Moscato d’Asti is much more sophisticated than you might think.

http://winefolly.com/review/the-magic-of-moscato-dasti/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=a35f4b6840-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-a35f4b6840-62472929&mc_cid=a35f4b6840&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Total Wine & More Sharpens Focus on Winery Direct

“As the wholesalers become consolidated, their ability to handle new projects, new wineries, and new brands, is going to become more and more focused on the big wineries,” he said, “Less focused on family-owned individual wineries. That’s just common sense.”

Trone said his business is about getting more customers in the door and making more money through higher sales or higher margins.

This leaves us as a small business to focus on the 10% of wineries that are not MAJOR COPRERATIONS and not overpriced private labels

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=197021

Drink Better Wine!

U.S. restaurants are among the best in the world, specialty food shops are proliferating, and we have farmer’s markets in every town large enough to feature a traffic light.

But wander down the wine aisle of most supermarkets and you find nothing but the same old same old differing only in the flash of the marketing or the cuteness of the name on the label. It’s really depressing. Hundreds of Chardonnays and Cabs all tasting alike but nary a Austrian Gruner Veltliner or Blaufrankisch.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2018/03/22/drink-better-wine/

 

Wine Labels Are Little White Lies With Enormous Implications

If you think that wine labels don’t matter, that they don’t affect the way a wine tastes, think again. What you think about a wine absolutely makes a difference to how much you enjoy it. And labels play a very important role in how you think about what you’re drinking.

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

 

Bubbly Blaster Makes Spraying Champagne Even More Fun

The Bubbly Blaster is an exciting new product that aims to make spraying champagne easier, more efficient and more fun than ever before. The device attaches to a bottle of champagne, allowing the user to control a thin stream of champagne using a trigger mechanism.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1758911923/the-bubbly-blaster-champagne-sprayer

 

How to pair beer with food

Enjoy a glass of stout with your steak or an IPA with your Indian

https://life.spectator.co.uk/2018/03/how-to-pair-beer-with-food/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=3caa9c3eec-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-3caa9c3eec-36686829

How your palate (and more) affects tasting wine

You’re baffled.

You’re at a tasting and hear a description of a wine you’re drinking, and think, “What are they talking about? I can’t taste that.”There’s a simple reason.

http://www.richmond.com/food-drink/jack-berninger/wines-spirits-how-your-palate-and-more-affects-tasting-wine/article_fc61b286-aee6-5195-96d4-1eee0341e39a.html

Internet-connected wine bottle startup Kuvée is shutting down

Though there was significant initial interest in Kuvée — the early bird preorders on Indiegogo sold out in three hours — it wasn’t enough to keep the company going

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/3/22/17153048/internet-connected-wine-bottle-startup-kuvee-shutting-down

Are Single-Site Wines Better than Regional Blends?

Wines are known for communicating the terroir of the regions in which they are grown. But in world that’s striving for authenticity, is there still a place for regional blends?

https://www.winemag.com/2018/03/22/single-site-regional-blends/

Tito’s vodka lawsuit over ‘handmade’ settled

A US consumer is to settle a lawsuit against Tito’s Handmade Vodka, after arguing that the brand “deceived” drinkers into believing it is handmade.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/titos-vodka-lawsuit-over-handmade-settled/

New Prisoner Wine

Constellation’s The Prisoner Wine Company is extending its lineup with the launch of The Snitch, a new limited offering. Rolling out nationwide, The Snitch is a Napa Valley Chardonnay retailing at $35 a 750-ml. The wine joins The Prisoner Wine Company’s existing range, which is led by its namesake red blend, and also includes the Derange, Blindfold, Saldo, Cuttings, and Thorn labels. Constellation acquired The Prisoner Wine Company from Huneeus Vintners for $285 million in 2016. Impact Databank estimates that the flagship red blend ($47) was up 17.5%, to 165,000 cases in the U.S. last year.

10 UNDERAPPRECIATED ITALIAN VARIETIES

With thousands of years of wine producing culture dating (possibly) more than 6,000 years, Italy is one of the world’s biggest wine producers and few countries have more indigenous grape varieties than the Mediterranean peninsula.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/03/10-underappreciated-italian-varieties/

How to Avoid Pay-to-Play Violations

The TTB has increased its enforcement budget—here’s what you need to know to stay in the clear

Possibly setting the tone for the $5 million trade enforcement budget was the 2016 Massachusetts Craft Beer Guild settlement with the TTB for $750,000. The settlement resulted from alleged violations that Craft Beer Guild paid “slotting fees” to retailers in exchange for favorable product placement and shelf space.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-to-avoid-pay-to-play-violations/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=61575468&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8F3prLsN78c19DHHuxMc52fasJQ2Ru4myl1aY2wHWxDSNyCzm5-NklntObv_CfjySu0le-eqBhOxIrTGIdMJ4CS3vtm97nwKvQs2AQ8OEKvbGRumc&_hsmi=61575685

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEARLY A DECADE, RICH PEOPLE INVESTED MORE IN ART THAN WINE

For the first time since 2010, wealthy folks have spent more money on art than “investment grade wine”,

https://quartzy.qz.com/1235444/for-the-first-time-in-nearly-a-decade-rich-people-invested-more-in-art-than-wine/

6 Reasons You Don’t Sell all the Wine You Make

The wine business is the most competitive consumer product group in the world. I defy you to come up with a category with more choices and more complexity. Oh, and guess what- every vintage is different!

Wine knowledge is great- in fact its compulsory. But if you own a winery and you think “more education” is going to help you sell more wine, get used to disappointment

http://salisburycreative.com/wordpress_d/6-reasons-you-dont-sell-all-the-wine-you-make/

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