Liquor Industry News/Links 08-27-18

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

08-27-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Your Social Media Booze Holiday Guide

 

13 things you probably didn’t know about ‘2-buck Chuck,’

 

THE 9 MISTAKES EVERYONE MAKES WHEN BUYING CRAFT BEER

 

AND MORE!

 

Top 10 Premium-Plus Table Wine Brands in the U.S. by Retail Value

Alcohol a factor in fight between Maine and New Hampshire over millions in revenue

New Hampshire wants to sell more booze to out-of-staters so it’s offering them discounts – something Maine’s liquor agency dismisses as a ‘gimmick.’

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/09/new-hampshire-offers-booze-discounts-for-out-of-state-shoppers/

Why Bordeaux Brings Out the Best in Cabernet Sauvignon

Exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon is produced around the world. But none quite compare to a bottle from Bordeaux, where it was first produced.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/10/bordeaux-cabernet-sauvignon/

Wine and money

The biggest wine contaminant (far worse than sulphur) is money.


https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/wine-money-price-rises-399092/#UCraM7fmBq5a6GoJ.99

SIX ITALIAN WINES MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW

Italy has authorized over 350 different varietals that can be used in winemaking; this fact alone is enough to make your head spin and cause you to realize there’s definitely more to Italy than just Chianti in a wicker basket.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/six-italian-wines-people-dont-know/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=db1a3b3e9e-Aug_14_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-db1a3b3e9e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-db1a3b3e9e-38937345&mc_cid=db1a3b3e9e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Oil Additive Could Aid in Wine Production

Argan oil helps to protect yeasts from harsh industrial processes

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/vintner-rsquo-s-dream-oil-additive-could-aid-in-wine-production/

Bribes, Backdoor Deals, and Pay to Play: How Bad Rosé Took Over

A sommelier opens up about the shady business practices that are behind the rise of watery, terrible rosé.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/rise-of-bad-rose

How to Pair Wine With Cheez-Its

They actually kind of taste like cheese, which makes them a natural candidate to wash down with some wine

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/08/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-cheez-it-crackers.html

In 2018, What Does A Butler Have To Do With Wine?

Turns out knowing other things can be useful to a butler

https://www.forbes.com/sites/susangordon/2018/08/14/in-2018-what-does-a-butler-have-to-do-with-wine/#2c089d232a7a

Mass. Craft Beverage App: Breweries, Cideries, Distilleries and Wineries

Great interactive map

https://mass-eoeea.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=f7038ef158914191b198764b1485c366

Which Country Imports the Most Wine in the World?

In general, wine imports continue to indicate a mild slump.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/08/14/country-imports-most-wine-world

 

Cupcake Vineyards Expands Portfolio with the Addition of Winemaker’s Blend, an Ultra-Premium Small Batch Chardonnay

A small-batch limited production offering sourced from two select vineyards in the esteemed appellation of Monterey.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/08/14/cupcake-winemakers-blend-ultra-premium-chardonnay

 

CANNED WINE SALES UP 43% IN AMERICA

Sales of canned wine are soaring in the US, with year-on-year sales currently up 43% as consumers become more open-minded to alternative packaging for wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/canned-wine-sales-up-43-in-america/

 

THE 9 MISTAKES EVERYONE MAKES WHEN BUYING CRAFT BEER

But craft beer can be confusing and even a bit snobby and intimidating depending on where you’re purchasing your brew.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-9-mistakes-everyone-makes-when-buying-craft-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3b551eb68e-Aug_15_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3b551eb68e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3b551eb68e-38937345&mc_cid=3b551eb68e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

THE BIRTHPLACES OF MORE THAN 30 FAMOUS COCKTAILS

When a cocktail attains classic status, it’s often hard to remember how and where it originated in the first place.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/map-birthplaces-famous-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3b551eb68e-Aug_15_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3b551eb68e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3b551eb68e-38937345&mc_cid=3b551eb68e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

CHAMPAGNE-FILLED CUPCAKES

These Sound Great!

https://www.thebacklabel.com/recipe/champagne-filled-cupcake-recipe-2/?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=bd-newsletter-8-15-18&mc_cid=5768a02dce&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.W3Sz763Mx8c

Choosing wines for a party

“It depends.” With so many variables to consider, there are no rules.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8624604-181/berger-on-wine-choosing-wines

8 Tips for Creating an Effective Wine Self-study Practice

A Master of Wine and a Master Sommelier offer advice on how to prepare for the big exams

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/8-tips-for-creating-an-effective-wine-self-study-practice/

MASSACHUSSETTS MAYOR BOYCOTTS SAM ADAMS BEER OVER TRUMP

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone made the declaration on Twitter, after learning that Jim Koch, chairman of Boston Beer, whose grandfather created the recipe for Samuel Adams Boston Lager, had joined other business leaders for a dinner with Trump on 7 August.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/massachussetts-mayor-boycots-sam-adams-beer-over-trump/

An introduction into German wine

Germany isn’t your typical wine country, but they make some of the best wine in the world

https://worldoffoodanddrink.worldtravelguide.net/drink/an-introduction-into-german-wine/?platform=hootsuite

SEVEN OF THE BEST BOOZY TRAIN RIDES IN AMERICA

Train rides in America where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy a region’s wines, beers, and breathtaking views, no checked baggage necessary.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wine-beer-booze-train-usa/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f49d34f53d-Aug_16_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f49d34f53d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f49d34f53d-38937345&mc_cid=f49d34f53d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

LeBron James had a $4,000 wine night and we asked a sommelier to rate his picks

LeBron’s shooting percentage on wine is pretty good, but his choices are a little predictable.

https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2018/8/14/17687754/lebron-james-wine-night-instagram-sommelier

Here’s why champagne and prosecco make you feel more drunk than normal wine

Carbon dioxide in sparkling drinks increases the permeability of your biomembranes, allowing more alcohol into your bloodstream.

https://www.businessinsider.com/heres-why-champagne-and-prosecco-make-you-feel-more-drunk-than-wine-2018-8

6 Secrets About Paso Robles, A Vibrant Wine Region Of California

One of Central California’s most charming towns is an easy drive from both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Paso Robles is a half an hour from the Pacific Ocean and is home to great local wineries and fun bars and restaurants.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2018/08/13/six-secrets-about-paso-robles/#fb18fbe61da2

13 things you probably didn’t know about ‘2-buck Chuck,’ Trader Joe’s notoriously cheap wine

Trader Joe’s “two-buck Chuck,” its famously cheap private-label wine, has a complicated backstory.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trader-joes-two-buck-chuck-wine-facts-2018-8

Aldi’s Wine Advent Calendar Is Finally Coming to the U.S.

While those calendars all do their part to make the season merry and bright, one advent calendar has eluded Americans.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/aldi-wine-cheese-advent-calendar

The Do’s and Don’ts of Chilling Wine

The temperature of your wine plays an important role in how it tastes. Here’s how cold your wine should be and a few tips to help it get there.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/13/chill-wine/

This App Gives You a Discount on Beer

Love visiting breweries? A new app will actually cover some of the cost of your next drink.

http://fortune.com/2018/08/17/pintpass-app/

How To Read a Wine Label – Wine 101 Videos

Stop trying to memorize labels. There’s a better way!

https://winefolly.com/episode/how-to-read-a-wine-label-wine-101-videos-ep-4/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=b332d4bea4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_08_10_34_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-b332d4bea4-62472929&mc_cid=b332d4bea4&mc_eid=d73340fcba

How To Translate Champagne Label Details

Since 1979, Champagne labels include nine mandatory factors (other optional indicators may also be present) which comply with European Union laws.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2018/08/15/how-to-translate-champagne-label-details/#358787326fd6

Five wine stories you never need to read again

You don’t need to read these five wine stories again, because they don’t say anything anyone needs to know to enjoy wine

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/five-wine-stories-you-never-need-to-read-again/

What Is Spontaneous Fermentation, and How Does It Affect the Taste of Wine, Beer, and Booze?

The hands-off fermentation method makes really interesting wine, beer, and even rum. Here’s why we’re so into it right now.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/spontaneous-fermentation

China now drinks more Budweiser than the US

Domestic beer consumption in the US has fallen over the last two decades while China’s interest in American beer has spiked. Budweiser sales finally flipped in China’s favor in the first half of 2018 and the trend is expected to continue.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/08/16/China-now-drinks-more-Budweiser-than-the-US

A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF CHILE

Chile is one of the most unique countries in the world for making wine thanks to the diversity of its geography

https://vinepair.com/articles/chile-infographic-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f5c1a42bd5-Aug_17_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f5c1a42bd5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f5c1a42bd5-38937345&mc_cid=f5c1a42bd5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

I Love You, Doc: A Brief, Boozy History of Alcohol as Medicine

Basically since fermentation was discovered, we’ve sought cure-by-ABV for everything from the common cold to dyspepsia

https://vinepair.com/articles/alcohol-medicinal-use-history/

5 Ways That Port And Champagne Are Alike

By understanding the parallels between Port and Champagne, wine lovers can better know and love both of these special wines.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2018/08/16/port-champagne-are-same/#1e1b884c7947

WINE TASTES BETTER WHEN YOU DITCH THE RULES FOR DRINKING IT

“A lot of wine rules are bullshit.”

https://qz.com/quartzy/1361654/wine-tastes-better-when-you-ditch-the-rules-for-drinking-it/

Your Social Media Booze Holiday Guide

From National Rosé Day to National Margarita Day, here’ s a list of reasons to imbibe your favorite beverage.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/17/social-media-alcohol-food-holiday-guide/

Is Prosecco Italy’s Sparkling Wine Juggernaut

Prosecco is an Italian white wine produced in 9 provinces across the Veneto

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joemicallef/2018/08/18/is-prosecco-italys-sparkling-wine-juggernaut/#155233333d89

The Life Cycle of Champagne

How do you make an older wine taste younger? Or a younger wine taste older?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/08/the-life-cycle-of-champagne

 

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