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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

05-28-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

What Does “California” on a Wine Label Really Mean?

 

11 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GIN

 

Alcohol-Free and Nutrient-Rich, This Beer Was Designed Specifically for Cancer Patients

 

AND MORE!

 

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ROSÉ

Despite rosé’s unfathomable popularity, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about it. But if you’re going to drink it like water, then we feel like it’s only right for you to get your facts straight about pink wine.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/behind-the-bottleeverything-you-need-to-know-about-rose/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-5-13-18&mc_cid=f59f2f1d96&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wvs7Ia2ZOSM

JIM BEAM AND BUDWEISER MADE BEER TOGETHER AND IT’S AMERICAN AF

Has something been missing from your life? Maybe something like barrel-aged beer? Well, a solution has arrived. Budweiser and Jim Beam recently announced a new release, resulting from a boozy team effort: Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/jim-beam-budweiser-made-beer-together-and-its-american-af/?utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-5-13-18&mc_cid=f59f2f1d96&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wvs7ja2ZOSM

Women should test wine at dinner as they have better palates, study shows

For any man who has ever lifted a glass of wine to taste, hoping to feign an appreciation of vintage and terroir, it is a sobering discovery: women make better wine tasters than men.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/13/women-should-test-wine-dinner-have-better-palates-study-shows/

Why The Vines And Wines Of The Canary Islands Will Twist Your Head With Surprise

Millions of liters of Canary Islands wine were shipped to London in the 15th century, and in the 16th century William Shakespeare mentioned Canary Islands wine in three of his plays.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2018/05/14/why-the-vines-and-wines-of-the-canary-islands-will-twist-your-head-with-surprise/#264ed80e76a2

A THAI ROSÉ NAMED AS ‘WORLD’S BEST ROSÉ’ BY JAMES SUCKLING

The best rosé in the world is a white Shiraz, not from France’s renowned Provence or Loire, but from the tropical country of Thailand in Southeast Asia, according to American wine critic James Suckling.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/a-thai-rose-named-as-worlds-best-rose-by-james-suckling/

 

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WHISPERING ANGEL ROSÉ

Rosé wine, once confined mostly to France, has become a lifestyle. According to WineAccess, one out of every 36 bottles of wine Americans drank in 2017 was a rosé – up from one in 510 in 2015.

https://vinepair.com/articles/whispering-angel/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=58d2ed08e4-May_14_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-58d2ed08e4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-58d2ed08e4-38937345&mc_cid=58d2ed08e4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

ALL THE WAYS WOOD AFFECTS YOUR WHISKEY, EXPLAINED

Dan Szor, CEO and founder of Cotswalds Distillers, estimates wood is responsible for 60 to 75 percent of the taste of a finished whiskey.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wood-whiskey/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=58d2ed08e4-May_14_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-58d2ed08e4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-58d2ed08e4-38937345&mc_cid=58d2ed08e4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Pair Wine With Cheetos

Cheetos are impossible to resist. We all know what it feels like to have our fingers coated in fluorescent cheese dust after downing an entire bag.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/05/cheetos-wine-pairing-sancerre.html

 

Resealable Wine Cans Are Here In Time For Summer

Someone created resealable cans of rosé, so you can save some for later.

https://nowthisnews.com/videos/food/resealable-wine-cans-are-here-in-time-for-summer

 

Drink Sustainably While Making the Most of Food Waste

Ever think you could ferment a bagel? Make vodka with expired Twinkies? Fertilize a vineyard with food scraps? These producers are making top-shelf bottlings by sourcing ingredients from the unlikeliest of places.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/14/sustainably-food-waste/

 

 

Top 12 Most Viral Wine Videos

We’ve all seen over the years a few wine videos that have gone viral, haven’t we?

http://socialvignerons.com/2018/05/14/top-12-most-viral-wine-videos-ever/

 

Consumers don’t really understand the difference between Organic and Biodynamic

Organics is, essentially, a list of things that you can’t do. Certification for organic status requires verification that you do not use the chemical herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers that together have come to define modern industrial farming.

http://tablascreek.typepad.com/tablas/2018/05/consumers-dont-really-understand-the-difference-between-organic-and-biodynamic.html

11 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GIN

To correct that, 11 facts about gin that might reintroduce you to a spirit worth knowing.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-gin/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2b58558a5a-May_15_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2b58558a5a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2b58558a5a-38937345&mc_cid=2b58558a5a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

HOW WINE BRICKS SAVED THE U.S. WINE INDUSTRY DURING PROHIBITION

When Prohibition finally went into effect on January 16, 1920, those who owned American vineyards for the sole purpose of turning those grapes into wine faced a dilemma: tear up the vines and plant something else, or try and find a way to still make a profit from the grapes with the hope that ban on booze didn’t last very long.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-wine-bricks-saved-the-u-s-wine-industry-during-prohibition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2b58558a5a-May_15_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2b58558a5a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2b58558a5a-38937345&mc_cid=2b58558a5a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Small Wineries Hoping for Tax Cuts Face Massive Tax Hikes Instead

Last year’s big tax bill included excise-tax cuts for American wineries, but an error means many now face a potential tax hike

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Small-Wineries-Hoping-for-Tax-Cuts-Face-Massive-Tax-Hikes-Instead

Syphon Kickstarts Its Argon-Injecting Wine Preserver

Sometimes at the end of a long day, you want a nice glass of red wine to relax. The trouble is, once you uncork that Cabernet, you’re suddenly in a race against time before it goes bad.

https://thespoon.tech/syphon-kickstarts-its-argon-injecting-wine-preserver/

The wooden barrel’s storied history with beer, wine and spirits

Wooden casks have been used for thousands of years and lend unique characteristics to beverages

http://www.nrn.com/beverage-trends/wooden-barrel-s-storied-history-beer-wine-and-spirits

To freeze or not to freeze?

Does freezing wine hurt wine? It depends.

http://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20180515/clemens-wine-to-freeze-or-not-to-freeze

Get to Know Austria’s Wine Regions

Austrian wines might be dominated by Niederösterreich’s vineyards of Grüner Veltliner, but for a small country, there’s a lot more to discover. Whether you’re looking to learn more about Vienna, Wachau or beyond, here’s the guide to better acquaint you with the regions of Austria.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/15/austrian-wine-regions/

The grape debate: Setting the record straight on natural wine

Why has there been such a significant rise the popularity of natural wine? And how does the conventional wine industry respond to this growing thirst?

https://www.goodfood.com.au/drinks/wine/setting-the-record-straight-on-natural-wine-20180511-h0zxig

Macedonian Wine Growing Regions

Producing of Macedonian wines we can split in three main wine regions

https://macedonia-timeless.com/eng/things_to_do/senses/taste/wine_andhistoryofwine/macedonian_winegrowingregions

HOW A WORLD WAR FOREVER CHANGED THE WAY FRANCE PAIRS WINE AND CHEESE

Yet the French, masters of all things cheese-related, tend to serve their cheese boards with red wines only. Comment dit-on, what gives?

https://vinepair.com/articles/red-wine-cheese-pairing-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e1fb6396a9-May_16_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e1fb6396a9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e1fb6396a9-38937345&mc_cid=e1fb6396a9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine doesn’t go with everything, and it shouldn’t have to

Contrary to what some experts claim, wine does not make everything better.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-when-wine-doesnt-go-0518-story.html

 

Want A Career In Wine? Here Are 6 Now-Hiring Jobs To Consider

Working with wine is a dream career for many—beautiful vineyards, happy customers, daily variety and, well…the wine. While it’s not easy work, it is rewarding and you may be surprised to discover the scope of potential career paths leading into the wine world

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2018/05/16/want-a-career-in-wine-here-are-6-now-hiring-jobs-to-consider/#49c5232d7431

Is wine the perfect snack food?

Wine a snack food – are you kidding? Maybe that’s stretching it a bit, but wine coupled with certain foods can indeed make for a desirable snack combination. In fact, here are some pairing ideas that can take your favorite snack to new levels of enjoyment.

http://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20180517/off-vine-is-wine-perfect-snack-food

TORRES LOSES ORGANIC CERTIFICATION IN CHINA

China has revoked the organic certification rights given to the organic certification agency Ceres’ Shanghai branch after its managing director was convicted of fraud for issuing doctored organic certification results, revoking in the process organic certifications given to seven companies including Spain’s leading wine producer Torres, in mainland China.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/china-revokes-a-shanghai-companys-organic-certification-rights/

 

 

Led By Patrón, Luxury Tequila Soars In The U.S.

The U.S. market’s luxury Tequila segment continues to surge to new heights

 

The next big trend in wine is popping up in restaurants all over the world even though it ‘smells like a barnyard,’ according to a master sommelier

Natural wine, which is made with little to no preservatives or chemicals, creates what master sommelier Alpana Singh calls a “sometimes fizzy” drink that smells “weird.” More specifically, “like a barn yard.”

http://www.businessinsider.com/natural-wine-trend-dividing-wine-community-2018-5

 

CHARCOAL WINE ‘THE FUTURE’ SAYS ARMIT FUTUROLOGIST

Charcoal-flavoured wine, edible glassware and wine bottles delivered by drone are just some of the predictions made by a futurologist on wine, as part of research commissioned by fine wine merchant Armit Wines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/charcoal-wine-the-future-says-armit-futurologist/

10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT CRISTAL

There are actually quite a lot of unknown facts behind this opulent bottle of bubbly; here are 10 of them.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-things-didnt-know-cristal-champagne/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f253c7c362-May_18_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f253c7c362-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f253c7c362-38937345&mc_cid=f253c7c362&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

SIX ITALIAN WINES MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW

Here are six other Italian wines with which most American wine drinkers are unfamiliar. Put these wines on your radar!

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/six-italian-wines-people-dont-know/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f253c7c362-May_18_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f253c7c362-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f253c7c362-38937345&mc_cid=f253c7c362&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A New Zealand winemaker introduces us to a female-focused brand

Rebecca Wiffin says this wine is all about ‘encouraging women’

https://groknation.com/home/wine-week-rebecca-wiffin-the-sisters-wine/

You’re not doing anything wrong when it comes to wine

Who needs that sort of criticism? We are judged on so many things in life. Wine should not be one of them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/youre-not-doing-anything-wrong-when-it-comes-to-wine/2018/05/18/751da808-5a14-11e8-8836-a4a123c359ab_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1fbf8c021e8d

Marijuana in the Wine Industry

Southern Glazer’s will distribute cannabis in Canada, and Constellation Brands is working on marijuana-based beverages.

Cannabis plants growing in greenhouse

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/18/marijuana-wine-industry/

‘Sweetbitter’ Author Stephanie Danler

The author, whose restaurant-world debut novel has been adapted for TV, on mentors, nicknames and how wine helped her grow up

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Wine-Talk-Stephanie-Danler-Sweetbitter

What Does “California” on a Wine Label Really Mean?

California can be used as a statewide AVA and in wines bottled under it, the grapes can be sourced from a few different vineyards that may be lower in quality. We’ll walk you through how to find excellent wines despite this confusing appellation.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/18/california-ava-wine-label/

Alcohol-Free and Nutrient-Rich, This Beer Was Designed Specifically for Cancer Patients

Mamma Beer was a very personal project for Y&R Prague’s CCO

https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/alcohol-free-and-nutrient-rich-this-beer-was-designed-specifically-for-cancer-survivors/

Spanish wine and tapas pairing guide

Planning a trip to Spain? Learn how to pair wine and tapas like a local with our expert guide, featuring advice from three of Spain’s top sommeliers…


http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/spanish-wine-tapas-pairing-guide-392802/#wDj5kSpp7EHBdtFO.99

Guide to Pairing Wine & Food

Properly pairing wine with food can truly transform a meal

http://socialvignerons.com/2015/06/22/infographic-guide-to-pairing-wine-food/

 

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