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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

06-11-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Why You Should Never Drink Light Beer

 

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DON JULIO TEQUILA

 

HOW MANY GRAPES ARE INSIDE YOUR BOTTLE OF WINE?

 

 

AND MORE!

 

 

The Wine Lover’s Guide to Summer Grilling

Summer is finally here, and that means it’s time to fire up the grill. We’ll walk you through how to make a glaze, a marinade and a spice rub that are excellent on a variety of meats and pair perfectly with many wines.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/wine-lovers-guide-to-summer-grilling/

Why You Should Be Drinking Weird Wines

In recent years, you may have noticed some unfamiliar names on wine lists alongside your usual chardonnays and pinot noirs — strange, hard-to-pronounce grapes from places where, until recently, many people didn’t even realize wine was made.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/26/opinion/sunday/drinking-obscure-weird-wines.html

 

SNOOP DOG BREAKS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR WORLD’S LARGEST GIN AND JUICE

Rapper Snoop Dog has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records by mixing the world’s largest glass of gin and juice at a music festival in Napa Valley.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/snoop-dog-breaks-guinness-world-record-for-worlds-largest-gin-and-juice/

 

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DON JULIO TEQUILA

At a time when tequila production meant quantity over quality, Don Julio dared to challenge the status quo: The company coddled its agave, bottled short when everyone else went tall, and even stripped its aged tequila down to crystal-clear agave bones.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-premium-tequila-don-julio/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d4bf4b43fb-May_29_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d4bf4b43fb-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d4bf4b43fb-38937345&mc_cid=d4bf4b43fb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

11 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT PROSECCO

So before any of us makes our next Bellini (with Prosecco, ahem), let’s take some time to get to know the bubbles in the bottle.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-prosecco/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d4bf4b43fb-May_29_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d4bf4b43fb-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d4bf4b43fb-38937345&mc_cid=d4bf4b43fb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How Wine and Spirits Professionals Can Better Protect Their Teeth

Dentists offer advice on problems from teeth staining to enamel erosion

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-wine-and-spirits-professionals-can-better-protect-their-teeth/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=63246487&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–vDoxWLpTeTlybkh2Cahy6E1tNWufV4bIeoATDp4yw4j_UagkV4MLeUinjmLQWNYZNIJSWrv9OdWUd1LoD6Mq3CUjdjKh-nTwaGdjA8f1VAf1sl08&_hsmi=63294404

 

‘Wine is growing – but in a more challenging environment’: California wine sales up 3% in the US

Interesting Stats

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/05/24/California-wine-sales-up-3-in-the-US?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

 

Woodford Reserve adds straight malt to range

Brown-Forman has added a new permanent expression to its Woodford Reserve range, a straight malt whiskey based on historical recipes.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/05/woodford-reserve-adds-straight-malt-to-range/

 

Wine buying in a vacuum: Winebuyers.com

I’ve seen many websites attempt this exact same premise of charging wineries for a listing to then sell directly to the consumer.

https://wineonsix.com/wine-buying-in-a-vacuum-winebuyers-com/

 

What have wine critics ever done for us?

Much like there is not one single wine market; there is not one type of wine critic.

http://www.timatkin.com/articles?1904

 

The scoring scene

Now that the 100-point scale approaches ubiquity, and now that we are fully into the post-Parker era in which a multiplicity of scores and scorers joust and jostle for the attention of drinkers, it’s time to review the scoring scene.


http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/wine-scores-394263/#os8klygdKIFkCoFU.99

Ugh, It’s National Wine Day

How is National Wine Day supposed to mean anything when there are more than 30 other national wine days a year? Hell, how do any of these wine days mean anything?

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/national-wine-day-ugh

 

THE SEX LIFE OF WINE GRAPES

Right now, there’s a lot of sex in the vineyards. Strictly between the grapes of course.

https://winespeed.com/blog/2018/05/the-sex-life-of-wine-grapes/

Wine an untapped market in Boston, Back Bay eatery says

Chief investigator at the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, who said the purpose of the law was to ensure educated consumers and so obviously it means the customer-facing taps should be labeled with the sort of beer they are serving up

https://www.universalhub.com/2018/wine-untapped-market-boston-back-bay-eatery-says?nocache=1

Why You Should Never Drink Light Beer

Everyone has different drinking taste buds, but here’s why light beer is objectively bad.

https://www.delish.com/food/a20917241/why-you-should-never-drink-light-beer/

The Ups-and Downs-of Funky Glassware

Before you commit to vintage crystal or ceramic tiki bowls, here are the issues to consider

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-ups-and-downs-of-funky-glassware/?utm_campaign=Regional%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=63332157&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9qv6m7dbJU2knJgcfLHnoaMfEu-MHfyZ0fat18v3FSuq46SG9EAgkMsFIpEoAmELY-x9HShvD2JWyxCqJPNP8gUEY0DI1APNJDw15T-hRzg-UaZ7I&_hsmi=63332406

YOUR NEXT GLASS OF WINE MIGHT BE A FAKE—AND YOU’LL LOVE IT

Replica Wine makes cheaper copies of your favorite wine at a discount by analyzing its chemistry. Often, even professional critics can’t tell the difference. Is this heresy or just good business?

https://www.wired.com/story/your-next-glass-of-wine-might-be-a-fake/

10 Essential Wine-Drinking Accessories So You Can Rosé All Summer

If you consider yourself a committed member of team “Yes Way Rosé,” then it’s time to stock up on essential sipping accessories for the upcoming season.

https://www.refinery29.com/rose-wine-accessories-gifts

Wines made for restaurants solve dilemma

On a fictitious wine list from a nonexistent restaurant you find 2014 Chateau Niedspondiavanci Chardonnay for $45.

You, a savvy, mobile phone-equipped diner, do an Internet search to find out about it: is it worth $45? Where is it from? But the only search-engine results for the brand has nothing about wine, only a reference to a terrible 1942 joke.

This tale illustrates one of the restaurant industry’s most difficult-to-solve problems: how to offer diners wines that don’t compete directly with discount wine shops, a list that could look (and may be) overpriced.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8366621-181/berger-on-wine-wines-made

How to Taste Wine With a Large Group Like Civilized Human Beings

Pro-tips: Eat lunch, don’t steal the glassware, and use common sense

https://sf.eater.com/2018/5/25/17196532/wine-tasting-groups-napa-valley-sonoma

The wine bots are coming

“By 2020, a whopping 85 percent of enterprise-customer relationships will be managed without human interactions,” according to Connecticut-based Gartner, a research company. “Surveys show that 89 percent of consumers opt to engage with businesses through text and 64 percent of consumers that communicate with businesses via text leave with a positive impression.”

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/wine-bots-are-coming-0

 

Italy’s DOCG Dilemma

DOCG should mean better quality than DOC wine but it ain’t necessarily so,

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/05/italys-docg-dilemma

 

HOW TO PAIR FOOD WITH PROSECCO

If you’re ever unsure what wine to pair with food, pull out the Prosecco. These high-acid wines containing just a touch of residual sugar are extremely versatile and go well with almost anything, but are especially great with every Asian dish in the book.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/how-to-pair-food-with-prosecco/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-5-29-18&mc_cid=1b048a43fe&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Ww8fMa2ZN8c

WHY WINE AND CHEESE DON’T ALWAYS GO TOGETHER, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS

The perfect pairing is harder to find than you think

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/wine-cheese-pairing-not-compatible-red-flavours-acidity-tannin-expert-opinion-a8375616.html

How to Pair Wine With Any Type of Ramen

All ramen is dominated by rich, savory flavors. With this kind of unbridled umami, you want a wine with both residual sweetness and a truckload of acidity to balance everything out.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/05/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-ramen.html

Can you MacGyver a wine bottle open with a shoe?

I’ve always heard about people being able to open wine bottles with shoes, but fortunately haven’t had to try out such a process on my own

https://thetakeout.com/can-you-macgyver-a-wine-bottle-open-with-a-shoe-1826412745

HAILSTORMS BATTER CHAMPAGNE WIPING OUT 3% OF CROP

Champagne has been hit by another bout of bad weather with hailstorms reported to have damaged nearly 2,000 hectares of vines – with 3% of vineyards in the Champagne AOC completely destroyed.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/hailstorms-batter-champagne-wiping-out-3-of-crop/

 

10 MAGICAL WINE REGIONS YOU NEED TO VISIT BEFORE YOU DIE

When it comes to wine-fueled vacations, Napa, Tuscany, and Burgundy can do no wrong. However, there’s an abundance of breathtaking wine regions around the globe just waiting to be explored.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-magical-wine-regions-to-visit/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f9ed4576c2-May_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f9ed4576c2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f9ed4576c2-38937345&mc_cid=f9ed4576c2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

PORTUGUESE WINE COUNTRY DEVASTATED BY TORRENTIAL STORMS

Violent storms have hit Portugal’s Douro Valley, severely damaging vineyards and infrastructure.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/portuguese-wine-country-devastated-by-torrential-storms/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f9ed4576c2-May_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f9ed4576c2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f9ed4576c2-38937345&mc_cid=f9ed4576c2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How much of New Zealand is planted in wine grapes?

Land area planted with wine grapes has dipped in the past five years, but is still more than a decade ago

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/104349466/how-much-of-new-zealand-is-planted-in-wine-grapes

 

CHEERS TO THAT: THE ORIGINS OF TOASTING

It’s difficult to pinpoint toasting’s true origins since most ancient cultures had adopted some version of the practice.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/the-origins-of-toasting/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-5-31-18&mc_cid=66c677674d&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WxKVOK2ZN8c

 

 

Is There Room for Wine in Your Skin-Care Regimen?


Wine’s effects on your complexion are more than skin-deep

Young woman drinking red wine looking at the beautiful sea

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Is-There-Room-for-Wine-in-Your-Skin-Care-Regimen

Cryptocurrency for wine launches

A wine producer in Argentina is selling their entire 2018 vintage as a wine-backed crypto asset and has said it will open its books to become an ‘open source’ winery.

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/argentina-winery-launches-2018-vintage-as-a-wine-crypto-asset-394597/

HOW MANY GRAPES ARE INSIDE YOUR BOTTLE OF WINE?

Generally speaking, every single bottle of wine is made up of 600-800 individual grapes.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-many-grapes-are-inside-your-bottle-of-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c1d795f963-June_01_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c1d795f963-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c1d795f963-38937345&mc_cid=c1d795f963&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE 5 BEST SINGLE BARREL BOURBONS AVAILABLE NOW

Single barrel bourbon, often referred to as single cask, is a higher grade of whiskey that comes from an individual aging barrel.

ALL IN STOCK!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/5-of-the-best-single-barrel-bourbons-right-now/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c1d795f963-June_01_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c1d795f963-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c1d795f963-38937345&mc_cid=c1d795f963&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Woodford

Brown-Forman has launched Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey, the brand’s fourth permanent extension. The 45.2%-abv offering is distilled from a mash that’s 51% malted barley (the mash bill includes an undisclosed proportion of corn and rye) and aged in new charred American oak. Woodford Reserve’s newest extension will retail nationwide at a suggested price of $35. In 2017, the Woodford Reserve portfolio crossed a half-million cases for the first time, according to Impact Databank.

Summer Edition Of Ecco Domani

Italy’s Ecco Domani, imported by E.&J. Gallo, has launched a limited-edition summer label for its 2017 Pinot Grigio, created in partnership with fashion designer Stacey Bendet. The new packaging features a series of bold black stripes, inspired by a striped pair of pants Bendet made for her luxury clothing brand, alice + olivia. Retail priced at $11 a 750-ml., the limited edition Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio is currently rolling out nationwide. Ecco Domani was down 4.5% to 750,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

Packie owner ticketed for moving beer in MA

A package store owner moving booze from one shop to another got a slap on the wrist after cops saw a picture of the burgeoning load of beer on Twitter, but lawmakers are looking at a proposal that would jack up fines more than 500 percent for similar infractions.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2018/06/packie_owner_ticketed_for_moving_beer?amp

Wine could rescue supermarkets if they could stop fumbling how they sell it: Billions at risk

 

US consumers are drinking less

Wine sales volumes in the USA rose 1% in 2017 on the previous year. The bump is being attributed to the success of sparkling and canned products, and it defies a broader decline in total alcohol consumption of 0.7%, and shrinking consumer numbers, with only 62% of adults saying they drank alcohol in 2017, compared to 65% in 2016.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/age-of-trump-us-consumers-are-drinking-less

 

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