Liquor Industry News/Links 08-20-18

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

08-20-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Four Liquors Made With Wine

 

Why it’s worth making the effort to shop at independent wine shops

 

HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN VODKA?

 

AND MORE!

 

Do Pedialyte Hangover Truthers Have a Point? (Maybe)

It rather amazingly has become a popular source of hangover prevention and relief for adults.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pedialyte-hangover-cure-facts/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b1681a49d3-Aug_06_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b1681a49d3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b1681a49d3-38937345&mc_cid=b1681a49d3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE STORY BEHIND THE NEGRONI POPS

There’s still plenty of summer left to be enjoyed!

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/negroni-pops-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b1681a49d3-Aug_06_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b1681a49d3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b1681a49d3-38937345&mc_cid=b1681a49d3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How many wines are there in the world? How many wineries?

Interesting data from wine-searcher.com

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/08/wine-searcher-tackles-the-big-questions

 

Are US Wine Consumers Lazy?

Why are there so few bottles of Australian wines on the wine lists at my favorite local restaurants, and why don’t they reflect what’s actually happening in the Australian wine community right now?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2018/08/03/are-us-wine-consumers-lazy-a-hard-look-at-this-through-the-lens-of-australian-wine/#3ccb5a452e50

 

The search for purity in wine

The culture of the critical score set everyone chasing superlatives.  These three decades of exploration and experiment, of boundary-pushing, of ‘statements’ and of ‘icons’ gave us an exuberant cacophony of styles.


https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/purity-in-wine-398703-398703/#lBVa8r1Hg6WdPBR7.99

Could we smell better? Much better?

Do we have only very limited access to the sensory information that we are receiving all the time?

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/wine-science/could-we-smell-better-much-better

 

How to judge a bottle of wine by its label

Are there tell-tale signs that would nudge us in the right direction?

https://thetakeout.com/how-to-judge-a-bottle-of-wine-by-its-label-1828030852

 

10 ODD DRINKING BY-LAWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The world is full of odd, antiquated laws which, although rarely if ever enforced, have remained on the statute books.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/odd-drinking-by-laws/

 

TREND FOR WASHING HAIR IN CHAMPAGNE HITS INSTAGRAM

A beauty blogger is encouraging her followers to wash their hair in Champagne, claiming that it helps to “tame frizz” and gives “an extra little vamp of shine” to long locks.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/trend-for-washing-hair-in-champagne-hits-instagram/

 

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CHAMPAGNE, PROSECCO & CAVA

For a long time Champagne was the only “good” sparkling wine that most Americans drank.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/champagne-vs-prosecco-vs-cava/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=62af6184f6-Aug_07_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-62af6184f6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-62af6184f6-38937345&mc_cid=62af6184f6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

THE SIX BEST REDS FOR WHITE WINE DRINKERS

For those white wine lovers looking to dip a toe in the other side of the pool what are the best reds to ease the transition?

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-six-best-reds-for-white-wine-drinkers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=62af6184f6-Aug_07_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-62af6184f6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-62af6184f6-38937345&mc_cid=62af6184f6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 3 most important things to look for on a wine label, according to an expert

With the infinite choices of varieties, vintages, terroirs, and tannins, buying wine can be a real minefield.

https://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/The-3-most-important-things-to-look-for-on-a-wine-13137380.php

 

How to Pair Wine With S’mores

You might think that chocolate and wine are a natural pair, but their clashing qualities make them surprisingly difficult to enjoy together.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/08/best-wine-to-drink-with-chocolate-smores.html

 

HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN VODKA?

There are just 64 calories in a 1.5-ounce shot of vodka, according to various sources on the internet.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-many-calories-vodka-shot/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=21e550f660-Aug_08_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-21e550f660-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-21e550f660-38937345&mc_cid=21e550f660&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What’s Next for Portuguese Wine?

New energy suffuses the country’s up-and-coming wine regions

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/whats-next-for-portuguese-wine/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=65097883&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9m5_odSoDTKHh2V258h0NQML0CFP1pBo_UfObh9WY_cAugxN67qBws8In_eX3E4s4_HipDtaTM04j9gKnX8ybcnognGQHZ23iYdUCkTgLpD9rrH-I&_hsmi=65098671

 

Your Guide to the Finger Lakes, the Most Exciting Wine Region on the East Coast of America

Located five hours outside New York City, in the Southern Tier region of New York State, sits the most exciting wine region on the East Coast, the Finger Lakes.

https://vinepair.com/articles/travel-guide-wine-finger-lakes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ddf49b2a4d-Aug_10_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ddf49b2a4d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ddf49b2a4d-38937345&mc_cid=ddf49b2a4d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

WASPS ARE GETTING DRUNK OFF FERMENTED FRUIT AND TERRORIZING BEER GARDENS

A brutal heatwave in Europe is having an unlikely effect on wasps, and the little insects are getting angrier and violent as a result.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/uk-wasps-drunk-beer-gardens-europe-heatwave

 

This clever bottle visualizes the terroir of the wine within

Most wine labels overlook this, focusing on a simple text logo accompanied by a short description about blackberry notes and counties in California

https://www.fastcompany.com/90214913/this-clever-bottle-visualizes-the-terroir-of-the-wine-within

 

Do Italian wines shipped to the U.S. contain more sulfides than the bottles sold in Italy?

I think you mean sulfites, not sulfides, but I thought I’d use this opportunity to remind you and others of the difference between the two. Sulfides are volatile sulfur compounds and, while harmless, are typically considered a flaw because of the stinky, skunky or rotten egg–like aromas they can contribute to wine. Sulfites are a naturally occurring byproduct of wine, and sometimes winemakers choose to add additional sulfites to prevent a wine from spoiling.

Wines sold in the United States have the “contains sulfites” note on wine labels, but wines sold in Italy do not, simply because labeling laws differ from country to country. So the same wine—with the same amount of sulfites—will or won’t carry that warning, depending on where it is sold. Italian wines imported to the U.S. have to have this “contains sulfites” wording on their labels before being sold here.

For most of us, sulfites aren’t a problem, and are part of many things we consume, like dried apricots, molasses and blue cheese. But for the approximately 1 percent of people that have sulfite allergies, wine can be a concern, and cause some scary reactions, from wheezing and asthma-like attacks to digestive issues and difficulty swallowing.

 

Why it’s worth making the effort to shop at independent wine shops

People are still confused or not clear on the benefits of going to your local wine shop, or on the kinds of wines you get there

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/foodanddrink/best-independent-wine-shops-in-london-a3905906.html

 

Organic, natural, biodynamic… What next for wine?

Wine has been popular for centuries: but as consumers becoming increasingly concerned about sustainability there’s huge potential for niche categories – such as organic, natural and biodynamic – to grow. BeverageDaily puts the spotlight on the trends the industry will be seeing more of in the coming years.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/08/08/Organic-natural-biodynamic-What-next-for-wine

 

How To Taste Wine

Learn wine tasting secrets used by sommeliers, wine buyers, and critics. Find out what you’ve been missing in every glass of wine you drink.

https://winefolly.com/episode/how-to-taste-wine-video-series-ep-3/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=1d1e708483-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_08_10_34&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-1d1e708483-62472929&mc_cid=1d1e708483&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

The Wine Awakening: Surveying American Wine Preferences

The most common way Americans get into wine is from a friend, with 30 percent reporting that’s how they originally tried it.

https://www.modernrestaurantmanagement.com/the-wine-awakening-surveying-american-wine-preferences-infographic/

 

There’s a threshold for how much you should spend on wine — and it’s lower than you might think

There’s nothing like the taste of a fine wine. But with certain wines selling in the thousands and even tens of thousands per bottle, it begs the question: Is it really worth it?

https://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/I-m-a-financial-planner-here-s-what-I-tell-12191567.php

 

 

Four Liquors Made With Wine

Wine and spirits meet in these bottles of vodka, whiskey and gin that are produced with a dash of everything from rosé to Sherry.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/09/four-liquors-made-wine/

 

THE FLAVORS IN THE 10 MOST POPULAR WINES, VISUALIZED

To help navigate this vast landscape, we visualized the flavors in 10 of the most widely planted wines.

https://vinepair.com/articles/flavors-popular-wines-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ddf49b2a4d-Aug_10_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ddf49b2a4d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ddf49b2a4d-38937345&mc_cid=ddf49b2a4d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

French see red over ‘blue’ wine from Spain, as experts challenge claims about how it is produced

Véronique Cheynier, director of research at the prestigious National Institute of Agricultural Research, cast doubt on the producer’s assertion that the wine is completely natural.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/10/french-see-red-blue-wine-spain-experts-challenge-claims-produced/

 

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