Liquor Industry News/Links 08-06-18

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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08-06-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

The Mysterious Case of the Michelada Beer Cocktail

 

All 37 Celebrity Liquors and Spirits, Ranked

 

Why drinking wine engages more of your brain than math

 

AND MORE!

 

Your Guide to Cape Cod’s Emerging Craft Beer, Wine, and Distillery Scenes

Cape Cod is becoming one of the hottest places in New England to pop into a tasting room, grab some craft beverages to go (or stay for a taste), and hit the sand and surf.

https://vinepair.com/articles/cape-cod-drinking-guide/

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PABST BLUE RIBBON

You might think it’s all PBR and irony, but Pabst Brewing, based in Los Angeles, is the fifth-largest brewer in the U.S. Established in 1844 in Milwaukee and best known for its Pabst Blue Ribbon brand (the aforementioned “PBR”), the brewery currently claims 30 brands to its name.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pbr-pabst-blue-ribbon-beer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=364c0741f0-July_23_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-364c0741f0-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-364c0741f0-38937345&mc_cid=364c0741f0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

FIVE WAYS TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE WINE WE DRINK

From drones to machine learning, new technologies are helping winemakers improve both the quantity and quality of their wine

https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/five-ways-technology-is-changing-the-wine-we-drink

Tired of rosé? Here’s what else to drink this summer.

Three suggestions for jazzing up wine in summer

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/tired-of-rose-heres-what-else-to-drink-this-summer/2018/07/19/cacc029e-8b84-11e8-8aea-86e88ae760d8_story.html?utm_term=.b165cdaa8bc3

Koshu is the Japanese wine you need to know about right now

If Australian wine guru Phillip Moraghan has anything to do with it, Koshu may soon be as popular here as Pinot Grigio.

http://www.executivestyle.com.au/koshu-is-the-japanese-wine-you-need-to-know-about-right-now-h12v0g#ixzz5M6GD457i

The Most Important Step in Winemaking That Nobody Talks About

Why is bottling so important?

http://www.girlandthegrape.com/2018/important-step-winemaking-nobody-talks/

Hard Seltzer Regulatory Considerations

By now you’re likely aware of hard seltzer, but despite its growing popularity, consumers are still relatively limited to a few national brands and a handful of regional brands.

http://bevlog.bevlaw.com/malt-beverage/hard-seltzer-regulatory-considerations

Hard sparkling water is red-hot right now

Drinker’s tastes and priorities are shifting in a major way. Beer, wine and mixed drinks have traditionally dominated the adult beverage industry

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hard-sparkling-water-red-hot-right-now-192005074.html?guccounter=1&utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=40a30f993c-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-40a30f993c-36686829

This Cooler Is Changing My Life

When did coolers become so awesome?

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/07/this-cooler-is-changing-my-life.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=40a30f993c-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-40a30f993c-36686829

Survey Reveals That Cork Closures Seal 88% of the World’s Top Wines

According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of APCOR – The Portuguese Cork Association, 88 percent of the world’s top wines as selected by Wine Spectator in 2015, 2016 and 2017 are sealed with cork closures.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/07/23/survey-cork-seal-88-world-top-wines

How Does Wine Help Guard Your Heart?

Study shows that changes triggered by moderate alcohol consumption may help your body fight off future cardiovascular damage

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https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/How-Does-Wine-Help-Guard-Your-Heart

Why are Rosé Bottles Crazy with Shapes and Packaging?

Disappointed as I was in my fellow wine drinkers, this meant I had to face facts: these attention-seeking methods of marketing serve a purpose. Heavy bottles, particularly those with champagne-like shapes, deep punts and long thin necks, denote prestige – you’re splashing out and you’re not afraid to take rosé seriously.

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/on-a-pink-soap-box

Vermont’s Champlain Valley Is One Of America’s Most Interesting Wine Regions

What’s the story in Vermont’s Champlain Valley?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2018/07/23/vermonts-champlain-valley-is-one-of-americas-most-interesting-wine-regions/#6f70c3dc4e88

Cheap wine wonders: the best wines on the bottom shelf

Buying wine for a crowd can be tricky — hosts are trying to accommodate  different tastes and pair different wines with the food while staying on a budget.

https://www.theadvocate.com/gambit/new_orleans/lifestyle/party_planning_guide/article_01f25948-8460-11e8-ab74-e3f155411368.html

Georgia state officially has a new wine region

Wine lovers have another important stop to make on any trip to the southern USA now. There’s officially a newly recognised wine region to visit; the Dahlonega Plateau in Georgia.

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2018/07/23/georgia-dahlonega-plateau-wine-region/

 

FORGET WINE & PAINTING, THIS CLASS LETS YOU GET DRUNK & TATTOO A MELON

Use a real tattoo gun to practice tattooing on melons

http://www.whiskeyriff.com/2018/07/23/forget-wine-painting-this-class-lets-you-get-drunk-tattoo-a-melon/

 

Brace Yourselves: Game of Thrones Scotch Is Coming

It only took seven years, but Game of Thrones fans will finally be able to pair the perfect scotch with each action-packed episode of the hit series when its eighth and final season premieres in 2019.

http://whiskyadvocate.com/game-thrones-scotch/

 

Organic and biodynamic wine growers anxiously await EU decision on copper limits

Currently, the EU allows the use of up to 6 kg per hectare per year. The committee is considering limiting the amount to 4 kg per hectare per year.

https://dobianchi.com/2018/07/23/bordeaux-mixture-vineyards/

 

What’s in a Wine Name?

You put your trust in producers and retailers to deliver the products that they claim to be – but are they? Fraud in the food and beverage industry is becoming an all too common problem,

https://www.technologynetworks.com/applied-sciences/articles/whats-in-a-wine-name-306654

 

Why drinking wine engages more of your brain than math

You might want to take in more wine tastings, according to a neuroscientist.

https://aleteia.org/2018/07/24/why-drinking-wine-engages-more-of-your-brain-than-math/

 

 

10 ESSENTIAL BEER APPS YOUR PHONE IS THIRSTY FOR

There’s only one thing we love more than beer, and that’s ignoring all our important real-life responsibilities in order to stare at a smartphone app about beer

FIND US ON BEER MENUS

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/best-beer-apps

BEAT THE HEAT WITH THESE 7 ICE-COLD VEGAN BREWS

Enjoy breezy summer nights and sweltering pool parties with these tasty, refreshing vegan beers.

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https://vegnews.com/2018/7/beat-the-heat-with-these-7-ice-cold-vegan-brews?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=9419864b31-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-9419864b31-36686829

Boxed Beer: Niche Trend or Packaging of the Future?

Could boxed be the logical next step? It’s unlikely. Uncarbonated beer retains a very small market share in the United States, and technological advances would be necessary to both make the packaging viable for carbonated brews and create a scalable packaging model.

https://oct.co/essays/boxed-beer-niche-trend-or-beer-packaging-future?mbid=social_facebook

Resistant Grape Varieties – The Future of Viticulture?

Generally speaking, growing healthy grapes for producing quality wine can require a lot of spraying in the vineyards, and the use of important quantities of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, etc.

http://socialvignerons.com/2018/07/23/resistant-grape-varieties-the-future-of-viticulture/

Misunderstanding Old World and New World Wine

Old versus New World Regulations

https://wineeconomist.com/2018/07/24/translation/

 

The Benefits of Using Falcons for Pest Control in Your Vineyard

Falcons are helpful to farmers looking for pest control solutions to protect their vineyards from menacing birds.

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/falcon-crop-protection.html#whatsnew

 

INAO AUTHORISES USE OF ANTI-HAIL NETTING

The INAO has authorised the use of anti-hail netting in French vineyards following several years of tests in Burgundy.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/inao-authorises-use-of-anti-hail-netting/

 

WHAT TO DO WITH THE CORK WHEN YOUR SERVER PRESENTS IT

But before your server offers you the first sip, a well known ritual confirming that the wine will be enjoyable, something happens that derails the mood. You are presented with the cork. What do you do now?

https://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/what-to-do-with-cork-restaurant/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=88a2a2e3c3-July_25_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-88a2a2e3c3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-88a2a2e3c3-38937345&mc_cid=88a2a2e3c3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Supreme Court Has Chance to Decide if States Can Discriminate Against Wine Retailer Shipping?

While residency restrictions are important, it’s notable that if the Supreme Court takes this case it will almost certainly be required to answer the question, may state laws allow in-state retailers to ship wine directly to its residents while banning out of state retailers from shipping wine.

https://nawr.org/supreme-court-has-chance-to-decide-if-states-can-discriminate-against-wine-retailer-shipping/

Seagram’s Liquor Heiress Charged in Nxivm Sex-Trafficking Case

Arrest on conspiracy and racketeering charges in connection with her role at Nxivm, a self-help group that prosecutors call a pyramid scheme and former members say is a cult.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/24/nyregion/nxivm-arrest-seagram-heiress.html

A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF FRANCE: MAP & INFOGRAPHIC

Your complete introductory guide to France’s wines, including the major regions, the grapes that grow there, and their famous blends, along with general facts about French wine.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/intro-wines-of-france-map-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a4739db455-July_27_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a4739db455-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a4739db455-38937345&mc_cid=a4739db455&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

All 37 Celebrity Liquors and Spirits, Ranked

Part of being a celebrity now is having your own liquor. But are any of them any good?

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/g22118748/best-celebrity-liquors/

How to Pair Wine With Funfetti

There is a way to make the Funfetti party even more fun: by serving the cake with a chilled bottle of spumante rosé from the Prosecco area of Northern Italy.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/07/the-best-wine-to-serve-at-birthday-parties.html

5 Things You’ll Never Need To Know About Wine To Enjoy It

Forget about “undercurrents of bramble and sage” and what the weather was like in 2011. This is the opposite of every wine list you’ve ever read.

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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wine-facts-you-dont-need_us_5b51f21be4b0fd5c73c4b11c

EU Organic Wine Laws

In February 2012, new EU rules for “organic wine” have been agreed in the Standing Committee on Organic Farming (SCOF).

https://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/organic/eu-policy/eu-rules-on-production/wine_en

Here’s the Best Way to Chill Boxed Wine Before Serving It

Boxed wine is great for a few reasons: It’s portable, it’s affordable and it’s often quite tasty.

https://www.purewow.com/news/how-to-chill-boxed-wine

The Best Wines to Pair with Eggs

Ever wonder what wine pairs with eggs Benedict or Denny’s classic Moons Over My Hammy? Whether you’re at brunch or having a late breakfast, these pairings are for you.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/25/eggs-wine-pairing-breakfast/

Are Your Wine Preferences Static or in Flux?

Here’s a quick poll to determine your drinking patterns and preferences compared to the nation as a whole.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/are-your-wine-preferences-static-or-in-flux/

What is Wine? Video Series (Ep. 1)

Explore the fundamentals of wine in the first segment of the Learn Wine Video Series. What’s more, you’ll be surprised to discover a few details that most wine lovers don’t know!

https://winefolly.com/episode/what-is-wine-video-series-ep-1/

 

ITALY PROTESTS AUSTRALIAN ‘NERO D’AVOLA’ IN THE UK

Italy’s quality and anti-fraud agency under the Ministry of Agriculture has called for wine merchants in the UK to block the selling of Australian wines bearing the name of the variety Nero d’Avola on their wine labels, the latest protest from Italy against Australia following the contentious wrangling over the use of ‘Prosecco’ on Australian sparkling wines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/italy-protests-australian-wines-bearing-nero-davola-label-in-the-uk/

 

Does Beer Go Bad? (And How You Can Tell)

Does beer expire? In a word: yes.

https://oct.co/essays/does-beer-expire-101?utm_source=oct_nl_&mc_cid=fd999ac24b&mc_eid=00cc7421f2

 

 

Poll: Americans Reach Wine Awakening at Age 29

A new study of 2,000 wine drinkers showed that the average Americans will only start to fully appreciate a good bottle of vino toward the tail end of their 20s, but how they get into it, and what they prefer, varies greatly.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/poll-americans-reach-wine-awakening-153000265.html?_guc_consent_skip=1532621651&guccounter=2

 

 

There’s Now an Official Plea for a White Wine Emoji

Share this with all of your Pinot Grigio-loving friends.

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/a22548086/white-wine-emoji/

Four Ways to Drink More Wine With Indian Food (No, Really)

Indian food, with its intricate spicing; rich, integrated sauces, and occasional chile heat, has often posed a difficult riddle to wine lovers

https://vinepair.com/articles/indian-food-wine-pairing-guide/

Tito’s Vodka teamed up to launch first-ever bartender bot, which can help you make cocktails

Need ideas on what kinds of mixed drinks to serve at your next party? Help with a tricky cocktail recipe? A first-of-its-kind bartender bot, called Barkeep, has launched to provide the guidance you need.

https://www.austin360.com/entertainment/tito-vodka-teamed-launch-first-ever-bartender-bot-which-can-help-you-make-cocktails/5EFJQwXMgs15nfLJbzHCvM/

Natural Wine Faces Legal Definition

A right-wing French politician has filed a motion this month to launch an investigative committee that will seek to legally define the term “natural wine” in France.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/07/natural-wine-faces-legal-definition

How to Get the Most Out of Every Wine Tasting, According to Wine Country Pros

Whether you’re embarking on your first winery visit or are a weekend taster extraordinaire, rest assured there’s a method to the madness.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-tasting-advice-pro-tips/

MASSACHUSETTS CRAFT BREWERIES HOPING TO BOLSTER SALES AT FARMER’S MARKETS

Since the change in law has proven a success for local wineries and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the legislature is considering whether to expand the law to affect local craft breweries.

http://www.connelllawoffices.com/massachusetts-craft-breweries-hoping-to-bolster-sales-at-farmers-markets/

The Mysterious Case of the Michelada Beer Cocktail

The backstory of this refreshing drink runs through Austin and down to Mexico.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-mysterious-case-of-the-michelada-beer-cocktail

The Most Talked About Wines on Social Media

We’ve raked through comments, counted likes and compared shares to find social media’s favorite styles of wine and picked the bottles to match. Find out what made the cut.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/27/social-media-wine-recommendations/

 

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