Liquor Industry News/Links 07-30-18

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

07-30-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

5 Descriptors Wine Professionals Avoid

 

The Best Cheap Beer Money Can Buy

 

MODERATE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION LINKED TO HIGHER FERTILITY

 

AND MORE!

 

Basil Hayden’s launches rye and Bourbon blend

Beam Suntory-owned Basil Hayden’s Bourbon has released a limited edition blend, called Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/07/basil-haydens-launches-rye-and-bourbon-blend/

 

TOP FRENCH ESTATES PROTEST NEW LABEL PLANS

More than 60 of France’s leading châteaux have written in protest to the government against proposals which could see cigarette-style warnings slapped on the front of their bottles.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/top-french-estates-protest-new-label-plans/

 

Percentage of organic vineyards in Napa County recovering after decline

 

 

An introduction to wine investment

Luxury investments (such as art, jewelry, classic cars and fine wine) have become a popular alternative for investors over the last 20 years

http://www.drinksretailingnews.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/17912/An_introduction_to_wine_investment.html

GERMAN WINERIES LAUNCH NEW CLASSIFICATION FOR SPARKLING WINE

A co-operative made up of Germany’s top wine estates has established a new classification for Sekt; the country’s sparkling wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/german-wineries-launch-new-classification-for-sparkling-wine/

 

BUZZ ALCOHOL BRACELET TRACKS ABILITY TO GIVE CONSENT

A Fitbit-style bracelet that monitors blood alcohol levels has been unveiled which can be used to indicate to potential partners whether the wearer is fit to give consent, and alert friends if they could be vulnerable.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/alcohol-bracelet-tracks-ability-to-give-consent/

 

THIS MASSIVE CHART SHOWS ALL THE CRAFT BREWERIES OWNED BY BIG BEER COMPANIES

Beer drinkers are left unsure of exactly where the beer they’re buying is actually coming from

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/craft-brewery-ownership-chart/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=45caf52dd5-July_17_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-45caf52dd5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-45caf52dd5-38937345&mc_cid=45caf52dd5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

Skunk Explained! Why Beer Gets That Inevitable Off-Flavor Under the Sun

Lightstruck, commonly described as “skunked,” is one of the most detectible and easily identified compounds, for both the novice and expert taster.

http://www.orangecoast.com/booze-blog/skunk-beers-inevitable-off-flavor-under-the-sun/

 

What Is Carbonic Maceration in Wine, and Why Does It Taste So Damn Fun?

This Fermentation technique makes zippy, juicy wines that we can’t stop drinking.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/what-is-carbonic-maceration-in-wine

 

The Language of Wine Lists

Wherever in the world you dine, ordering the wine should be the easy part

https://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/Language-of-Wine-Lists

DIY: ROSÉ WATER GUN

You are 100% guaranteed to be the life of every party

https://www.thebacklabel.com/diy-rose-water-gun/?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=bd-newsletter-tuesday-7-17-18&mc_cid=aec6b8b687&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.W05Rra2ZN8c

 

The Scientific Case for Drinking Beer Outdoors

Take it outside, psychologists and brewers agree.

https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/why-beer-tastes-better-outside/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=89d74a28c8-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-89d74a28c8-36686829

 

 

CHINA LOOKS NORTH TO SATE ITS ICE WINE DEMAND

Heilongjiang, the northernmost province along China’s rust belt, has been tipped to become China’s high altitude ice wine production base, the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has announced.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/china-looks-beyond-canada-to-sate-its-ice-wine-demand/

 

WE PUT IT TO THE TEST: IS WHITE WINE THE BEST FIX FOR RED WINE STAINS?

Claims that white wine, sold pretty much everyplace red wine appears, is an effective solution for treating red wine spills.

https://vinepair.com/articles/white-wine-remove-red-stain/

 

 

THE NEW ‘GAME OF THRONES’ BEER UNLEASHES A FAN FAVORITE FOR THE IRON THRONE

You have to endure 2018 without new episodes of Game of Thrones. However, you don’t have to go without giant bottles of Westeros-themed beer.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/ommegang-game-of-thrones-beer-2018#

 

AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO BEER CAN AND BOTTLE SIZES

From tallboys to bombers to nips, beers of all sizes are, for the most part, easy enough to say aloud without risk of embarrassment.

https://vinepair.com/articles/beer-bottle-can-sizes-guide-infographic/

 

Bacardi joins pink gin trend with Bosford Rose

As the pink gin trend gains momentum, Bacardi has become the latest producer to move into the category with the launch of Bosford Rose Premium Gin & Strawberry Liqueur in the US.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/07/bacardi-joins-pink-gin-trend-with-bosford-rose/

 

Bulleit reveals tattoo-inspired bottle design

Diageo has teamed up with four tattoo artists to create a limited edition series of Bulleit Bourbon bottles.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/07/bulleit-reveals-tattoo-inspired-bottle-design/

 

MODERATE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION LINKED TO HIGHER FERTILITY

A new study has made a positive link between moderate alcohol consumption and improved fertility in men, compared with those who drink nothing at all, and those who drink to excess.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/moderate-alcohol-consumption-linked-to-higher-fertility/

 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Hosting a Wine Dinner Party

It’s not always obvious what to do when a guest shows up with a bottle of wine or spills a red all over your white sofa. But we spoke with industry experts to explain the unwritten rules of hosting a dinner party.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/17/hosting-wine-dinner-party/

 

Why It Matters That Amazon Is Selling Wine In Texas

In the long run, the grocer’s move to include wine and spirits delivery is a smart and savvy one.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2018/07/17/how-amazon-got-licensed-to-sell-wine-in-texas/#3d04cf43567e

 

What Kind of Wine Drinker Are You?

Find out how much of a wino you are compared to everyone else.

Interesting Questions

https://www.delish.com/cooking/a22143677/what-kind-of-wine-drinker-are-you/

 

NO HOLIDAY FOR BEER INDUSTRY, WHICH POSTS TOUGH INDEPENDENCE DAY SALES

The Fourth of July holiday, the second-biggest holiday of the year for the beer industry, didn’t provide the boost brewers had hoped for.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/news/no-holiday-for-beer-industry-which-posts-tough-independence-day-sales/

 

Wine keeps the Portuguese cork industry afloat

 

 

An Unscientific Experiment to Get to the Truth of Minerality in Wine

Just like wine, the concept of terroir can be applied to water — its character simultaneously reflects the rocks and soil present in a certain location, as well as the amount of rainfall over a time period.

https://vinepair.com/articles/minerality-in-wine-fact-check/

 

Why Cotton Farms in West Texas Are Becoming Vineyards

Dry growing conditions and better revenue potential are among the reasons farmers are making the switch

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-cotton-farms-in-west-texas-are-becoming-vineyards/

 

From orange wine to pinot freezio, the best and worst drink trends of the summer

Less than a month into the season, and we have already been inundated with a deluge of new hot weather beverages.

https://nationalpost.com/life/food/from-orange-wine-to-pinot-freezio-the-best-and-worst-drink-trends-of-the-summer

 

Lower alcohol is better in beer, consumers say

The new report shows that the wine industry is struggling to capitalize on its low-calorie beverages despite growing demand for healthier products

https://www.fooddive.com/news/lite-bright-lower-alcohol-is-better-in-beer-consumers-say/527668/

 

What is fine wine and how do you get more people to enjoy it?

We are so used to talking about, promoting and selling fine wine, but how often do we actually stop and ask what a fine wine actually is?

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/cathy-huyghe-how-to-get-into-people-fine-wine/

 

TTB LABELING (A BRIEF HISTORY)

THE TTB HAS STRUGGLED OVER THE YEARS TO PROVIDE CONSUMERS WITH USEFUL INFORMATION WHILE BALANCING THE NEEDS OF BEVERAGE PRODUCERS.

http://www.spiritedbiz.com/ttb-labeling-a-brief-history-the-ttb-has-struggled-over-the-years-to-provide-consumers-with-useful-information-while-balancing-the-needs-of-beverage-producers/

 

Is Natural Wine a Style or a Method?

What puzzles me is why modestly higher alcohol disqualifies a wine from being natural.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2018/07/19/is-natural-wine-a-style-or-a-method/

 

Fukushima’s nuclear signature found in California wine

The Japanese nuclear disaster bathed north America in a radioactive cloud. Now pharmacologists have found the telltale signature in California wine made at the time.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611654/fukushimas-nuclear-signature-found-in-california-wine/

 

The Boundary-Pushing Wines and Regions of California

There are many wine regions outside of Napa Valley and Sonoma that don’t receive nearly enough attention, but are producing exceptional bottles with some unexpected grapes.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/18/california-wine-regions-bottles/

 

The U.S Open – wine tasting as a competitive sport

The U.S Open wine tasting offers wine drinkers a chance to see how good their palates really are

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/the-u-s-open-wine-tasting-as-a-competitive-sport/

 

The Best Cheap Beer Money Can Buy

Cheap beer is as necessary to drinking culture as any other potent potable. Some cultures may value spirits or wine or something else entirely, but at the end of the day, chances are you’re going to be able to find a cheap beer no matter where you go.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-cheap-beer/

6 WINE STORE HACKS EVERY WINE LOVER SHOULD KNOW

The bottom line is that investing in a wine merchant to be your go-to spot is as important as investing in a bottle itself

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-store-hacks-wine-lovers/

This is why your red wine tastes funny during a heatwave

And why you need to be keeping your red wine in the fridge over the summer months

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/foodanddrink/does-red-wine-go-off-in-heat-a3890671.html

9 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT IPA

IPA is by far the world’s most popular style of craft beer.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/9-things-you-dont-know-about-ipa/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c20faaba4e-Jul_20_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c20faaba4e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c20faaba4e-38937345&mc_cid=c20faaba4e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

5 Descriptors Wine Professionals Avoid

How sommeliers adapt the language of wine to better serve their customers

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/5-descriptors-wine-professionals-avoid/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Announcements&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=64585250&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–EOZd7SsjtTzZa9THW5YqZpffILXkeHFO5rYarxGZX8kn7LDKH2PcPNq7y1ZKWeZLQ4FFcenRg09cTaNejD1J-WtK8hUr2lU0h9LhKEDaiRKgb5ns&_hsmi=64584838

THIS IS AMERICA’S MOST VERSATILE WINE GRAPE

It’s Zinfandel

http://www.snooth.com/articles/this-is-america-ys-most-versatile-wine-grape/?viewall=1#ixzz5LtNhd9Gc

EVERY MAJOR WHITE WINE TYPE, EXPLAINED

Wine is an investment, and how can you be expected to invest wisely if you don’t know what hell you are talking about?

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/white-wine-types-explained

 

Fall Into A Glass Of Pumpkin Wine From These Wineries — Or Make Your Own

Is it fall yet?

https://www.simplemost.com/pumpkin-wine-makers-fall-recipe/

 

Everything you need to know about pairing Italian wines with food

For the best of two worlds, pair Italian wine with Italian food. Here’s how to!

https://www.smooth.com.au/life/everything-you-need-know-about-pairing-italian-wines-food

 

 

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