Liquor Industry News/Links 09-03-18

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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09-03-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Cashing In On the Vintage Liquor Craze

 

The Unfortunate Trend of Exploding Cans in Craft Beer

 

Wine allergen warnings: Good idea?

AND MORE!

 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLUB SODA, SELTZER, AND SPARKLING WATER? (AND TONIC, TOO)

Though each of these bubbly beverages appears identical, each contains different flavor profiles and is made using different processes.

https://vinepair.com/articles/difference-club-soda-vs-seltzer-sparkling-tonic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e12c7e79a8-Aug_21_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e12c7e79a8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e12c7e79a8-38937345&mc_cid=e12c7e79a8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Vinters are using music to make better wine

Winemakers are playing music to their fermented grapes in an attempt to coax more flavor from the bottles. It sounds odd, but they say the waves help improve the way the wine develops.

https://thenextweb.com/science/2018/08/20/vinters-are-using-music-to-make-better-wine/

PORTUGAL WANTS ALCOHOL WARNING LABELS TO ‘SHOW THE BENEFITS TOO’

Portuguese and Italian officials have hit out at Ireland’s plans to include health warnings on alcohol products which link drinking to a higher risk of developing cancer, with Portugal suggesting they should “show the benefits too.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/portugal-wants-alcohol-warning-labels-to-show-the-benefits-too/

VINEYARDS IN THE DORDOGNE INVEST IN BATS TO PROTECT CROPS

Following a study, published earlier this year, which concluded that certain species of bat hunt grapevine moths, wine producers in the Dordogne are installing bat boxes around their vineyards to encourage the flying mammals to act as a natural ‘pesticide’.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/vineyards-in-the-dordogne-invest-in-bats-to-protect-crops/

Horizontal and vertical

Wine lovers are used to thinking about horizontal and vertical, especially when it comes to tasting.  A horizontal tasting enables a range of wines from the same year to be compared: the emphasis is on the difference between wines.  A vertical tasting looks at just one wine through a range of different years, emphasizing the difference in vintages.  That’s a useful distinction.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/horizontal-wine-tasting-vertical-399487/

Why so many retailers suddenly want to sell you sangria

Notice more sangria displays in supermarkets and other retailers?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/why-so-many-retailers-suddenly-want-to-sell-you-sangria/

Is the Japanese drink beer or wine? Does it even matter?

Sake” in Japanese could refer to any alcoholic drink, so you have to specifically say “nihonshu” to get the rice brew, which many there believe is the drink of the Shinto gods.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/is-the-japanese-drink-beer-or-wine-does-it-even-matter/articleshow/65455425.cms

German Wine

While renowned for its Riesling, Germany boasts a bevy of other varietals that deserve our attention. From a sleeper white grape to Europe’s next great red, learn about six of the country’s most important wines.

http://partners.winemag.com/winesofgermany/?utm_campaign=2157998_Wines%20of%20Germany%20Dedicated%20Email%20%232&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Trade%2FBeverage%20Business%20Enthusiast&dm_i=28KR,1A94E,74ID5P,450M3,1#grapes

HEAVEN HILL SUES BOB DYLAN WHISKEY BRAND

Spirits producer Heaven Hill Distilleries has filed a lawsuit against the Bob Dylan-owned whiskey brand Heaven’s Door Spirits, claiming it infringes its trademark rights.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/heaven-hill-sues-bob-dylan-whisky-brand/

NEW ZEALAND BREWERY RELEASES ‘FIRST’ DEER BEER

With this year having already witnessed the launch of a whiskey flavoured with beaver secretions, New Zealand brewery Moa has now unveiled a wheat beer brewed with deer velvet for the Chinese market, which sold out in 48 hours.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/new-zealand-brewery-releases-first-deer-beer/

HEINEKEN HAS LAUNCHED A NON-ALCOHOLIC, ‘LAGUNITAS’ FLAVOURED SPARKLING WATER

Attractively-named “Hop Water”, the new beverage contains no alcohol, no calories, and zero carbohydrates, but is “made using everything we know about hops,” according to the Heineken-owned beer brand’s website.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/heineken-has-launched-a-non-alcoholic-lagunitas-flavoured-sparkling-water/

A hotel in Germany lets you sleep in a giant wine barrel — and it’s every wine lover’s dream come true

Oenophiles the world over will be happy to know that they can now book a wine barrel for the night.

https://www.businessinsider.com/wine-barrel-hotel-germany-2018-8

How to Pair Wine With Cheap Sushi

Some Ideas

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/08/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-cheap-sushi.html

How to Train Your Wine Palate

Training your wine palate isn’t difficult. We spoke with expert Filippo Bartolotta on simple ways to gain a better understanding of what’s in your glass.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/21/train-wine-palate/

CANNABIS APPELLATION SYSTEM IN CALIFORNIA CLOSE TO REALITY

An appellation system for the cultivation of marijuana in California, modelled on the French AOC or American AVA systems for wine, is already in the early planning stages and could become a reality by 2021.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/cannabis-appellation-system-in-california-close-reality/

AMERICA’S POT CAPITAL? IT’S MASSACHUSETTS, NOT COLORADO

Massachusetts is emerging as the nation’s pot capital, according to statistics compiled in a state legislative report released to the public last month.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/03/us-pot-capital-massachusetts/

THE AMOUNT OF WINE TEACHERS NEED TO DRINK TO SURVIVE EVERY SCHOOL YEAR SITUATION

Back to school season is upon us and with it comes a lot of stress.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/teachers-wine-school-year-survival-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b8e02c2cee-Aug_23_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b8e02c2cee-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b8e02c2cee-38937345&mc_cid=b8e02c2cee&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Do It for the ‘Gram: Four Ways to Take Better Wine Snaps

When it comes to wine, however, making your drink look Instagram-worthy can be tough

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-instagram-wine/

I Asked a Bunch of Dumb Questions About Wine So You Don’t Have To

Because drinking should never be stressful, and wine knowledge should be as accessible as the closest liquor store, I asked sommelier Victoria James, author of Drink Pink, A Celebration of Rosé and beverage director of New York City’s Cote, a bunch of dumb questions about wine (so you don’t have to!).

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/a22739519/types-of-wine/

Bigger wine glasses: Marketing ploy, health risk, or just coincidence?

A British study says we use bigger wine glasses than ever before – but do we know why we do?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/bigger-wine-glasses-marketing-ploy-health-risk-or-just-coincidence/

 

Right In The Feels: How Touch Might Influence How A Wine Tastes

Some more recent research has focused on the sensation of physical touch, and has found that the flavors and overall acceptability of various food and beverages can be influenced by the texture of the packaging itself.

http://www.academicwino.com/2018/08/touch-wine-tasting.html/

 

Zinfandel – The fascinating history of ‘California’s grape’

There were no grapes in Europe named Zinfandel.

https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/allison-levine/allison-levine-please-the-palate-zinfandel-the-fascinating-history-of/article_327583b0-ffc8-5139-858a-3224c8cd2532.html

 

The Unfortunate Trend of Exploding Cans in Craft Beer

Such is the awkward reality—and surprising conundrum—of who should be responsible for an exploding can of beer.

https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/sightlines/2018/8/22/exploding-cans

 

These are the ideal temperatures for beer, wine & other beverages

 

Cashing In On the Vintage Liquor Craze

Read our guide to evaluating, pricing, and selling the old bottles you find in the back of your liquor cabinet.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/cashing-in-on-the-vintage-liquor-craze

 

Pumpkin beers are ripe for picking, if perhaps a bit early in season for some

Pumpkin beers are back – for gourd or bad.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/08/24/pumpkin-beers-already-cropping-up-some-stores-august/1019791002/

 

‘Game of Thrones’ Announces Jon Snow Beer

King in the North will be available at Brewery Ommegang and certain retail stores on this year’s Black Friday, November 23rd

https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/2018/08/24/game-of-thrones-jon-snow-beer-ommegang-king-in-the-north/

 

In Italy Sets Rules On How To Make Natural Wine

Natural wine is not an easy concept to grasp

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2018/08/24/vinnatur-in-italy-sets-rules-on-how-to-make-natural-wine/#7cceb9841647

 

How to tell if that dusty bottle of wine in your basement is still any good

Don’t give up on those old bottles of wine.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/how-to-tell-if-that-dusty-bottle-of-wine-in-your-basement-is-still-any-good/2018/08/24/4666d11a-a645-11e8-a656-943eefab5daf_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.de07be8e8020

 

Wine allergen warnings: Good idea?

U.S. regulators took a serious look at requiring allergen warning labels on wine in the early 2000s, but the wine industry resisted, arguing that it would be unfair to require a warning for a substance that was used briefly but is no longer in the bottle

http://wineloverspage.com/2018/08/wine-allergen-warnings-good-idea/

 

Swirling your wine is not pretentious; it’s just good physics

Swirling a glass of wine produces a rotating wave; swirling beer foam reverses rotation.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/swirling-your-wine-is-not-pretentious-its-just-good-physics/

 

Finding the perfect wine match to paella

Fish routinely marries well with white wine, but there’s good reason for palate confusion when it comes to paella. That classic part fish, part pork melting pot is a subtle swirl of shrimp, clams, sausage, red peppers and peas.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8661507-181/pairings-finding-the-perfect-wine

 

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