Liquor Industry News/Links 09-10-18

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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09-10-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

THE BEST-SELLING BEERS IN AMERICA (2018)

 

A Clear-Cut Guide to the Right Type of Ice for Every Cocktail

 

What information should be on wine labels?

 

AND MORE!

 

How To Clean A Wine Decanter With Rice

Cleaning a wine decanter can be such a nightmare.

https://www.12×75.com/how-to-clean-a-wine-decanter-with-rice/

Canton OH eyes more control over liquor sales

Do you think this is a good idea in MA ?

https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/breaking-news-news/canton-eyes-more-control-over-liquor-sales

You May One Day Have to Live Without Wine, Say Some Experts. Here’s Why

The purveyors of a bonny doom paint a dark scenario.

https://www.inc.com/chris-matyszczyk/you-may-one-day-have-to-live-without-wine-say-some-experts-heres-why.html

Unusual wine pairings that actually work

I’ve heard it said there are two type of wine drinkers – those who imbibe with food and those who don’t.

https://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/food-drink/unusual-wine-pairings-that-actually-work-16757185

Feds shut down St. Helena winery for one day

Served a one-day suspension of its federal permit to sell wine as a result of a national investigation into consignment sales, an illegal practice in which a winery or wholesaler buys back bottles that retailers are unable to sell.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/8668318-181/viticulture-briefs-feds-shut-down

Wine’s Health Benefits Questioned

A study slamming alcohol as unhealthy doesn’t address the benefits of moderate drinking.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/08/wines-health-benefits-questioned?h=1

Estimates of cork taint from the Wine Spectator Napa office

The Wine Spectator magazine’s Napa office tracked the number of apparently cork-tainted bottles in their tastings of California wines from 2005 to 2016

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2018/08/estimates-of-cork-taint-from-wine.html

These are the top 25 brands that under-aged drinkers binge on. Wine ranks way toward the bottom.

5 Ways to Drink Your Cannabis

As cannabis becomes legal in more and more states, the weed industry is turning a new leaf.

https://modernfarmer.com/2018/08/5-ways-to-drink-your-cannabis/

LG LAUNCHES VOICE-ACTIVATED WINE CELLAR

Better known for its mobile phones, South Korean electronics giant LG has branched out into wine with a state of the art voice-activated wine cellar.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/lg-launches-voice-activated-wine-cellar/

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF YOUR SOMM IS A PRO?

How, then, can you tell if your sommelier is a pro?

https://vinepair.com/articles/we-asked-10-sommeliers-how-can-you-tell-if-your-somm-is-a-pro/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3fde256a6c-Aug_28_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3fde256a6c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3fde256a6c-38937345&mc_cid=3fde256a6c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A HARRY POTTER-INSPIRED COCKTAIL CLASS IS COMING TO NYC

The Cauldron, a wizard-themed, Harry Potter-inspired bar that had a successful run in London, is coming to New York in September.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/harry-potter-cocktail-class/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3fde256a6c-Aug_28_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3fde256a6c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3fde256a6c-38937345&mc_cid=3fde256a6c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A Guide to Finding Ageworthy Birth Year Wines

The children are our future. But now is the time to cellar a bottle or two of their birth year wine to help celebrate when they come of age.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/27/ageworthy-birth-year-wines/

Top 10 U.S. Wine Distributors

As ranked by importance to U.S. wineries, top wine distributors and executives

 https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/202599/Top-10-US-Wine-Distributors

The 10 Best Beer Gifts for Brew Snobs

If they know the difference between a session IPA and a double IPA, then they’ll love these gift ideas.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/g22854453/best-beer-gift-ideas/

Perfume or liquor? Does the package tell you?

Can you spot which is which? Take our fun quiz to see how well you score!

https://www.packagingdigest.com/packaging-design/perfume-or-liquor-does-the-package-tell-you-2018-08-28#

ZONIN DISCOVERS A NATIVE ITALIAN RED GRAPE THAT’S GREAT FOR FIZZ

What red grape other than Pinot Noir can be used to make great traditional method fizz and top-end still red wines? Francesco Zonin thinks he has found the answer.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/zonin-discovers-a-native-italian-red-grape-thats-great-for-fizz/

VIRTUAL BEER DRINKING AND RUNNING APP LAUNCHED

A man has launched an app which features virtual contestants running the Beer Mile with the description: “Chugging! Running! Barfing! All the fun of the beer mile without the public intoxication

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/virtual-beer-drinking-and-running-app-launched/

8 QUESTIONS ABOUT ORANGE WINE YOU’RE TOO EMBARRASSED TO ASK

Orange wines are trendy and a little mischievous

https://vinepair.com/articles/orange-wine-guide/

Your Cheat Sheet to Wine Bottle Sizes

From demis and magnums to bottles that can hold up to three cases, we break down the sizes and how many glasses they hold.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/28/wine-bottle-sizes/

How to Pair Wine with Classic Persian Dishes

Fragrant, fruity and herbaceous, Persian dishes provide the perfect the perfect canvas for pairing wines from red to sparkling.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/28/pair-persian-dishes-wine/

73% Of Americans look for locally grown foods.

How do you make wine part of that?

Couples who drink together tend to be happier together, study finds

The study found that: “Concordant drinking couples reported decreased negative marital quality over time, and these links were significantly greater among wives.”

https://www.indy100.com/article/couples-drinking-alcohol-together-happier-study-8511236

Metallica launches ‘sound-enhanced’ American whiskey

Members of heavy metal band Metallica have partnered with WhistlePig master distiller Dave Pickerell to launch ‘sonic-aged’ Blackened American Whiskey.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/08/metallica-launches-sound-enhanced-american-whiskey/

How to Pair Wine With White-Cheddar Popcorn

You and I both know that we love white-cheddar popcorn.

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

Amazon Alexa ups food and wine pairing skills

A recently launched app via Amazon Echo has sought to increase the wine and food pairing ability of Alexa, the company’s virtual personal assistant service.


https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/amazon-alexa-wine-pairing-400259/#667xruRB6yBqdRx5.99

How a penny can save your spoiled bottle of wine

Few things in life are as frustrating as uncorking a highly anticipated bottle of wine after a long day and pouring a glass only to discover that the bottle is spoiled.

https://eatsiptrip.10best.com/2018/08/29/how-a-penny-can-save-your-spoiled-bottle-of-wine/

Don’t Travel Without This Inflatable Wine Bottle Bag

No broken bottles of wine on our watch

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a22864385/vinnibag-wine-travel-bags/

A Clear-Cut Guide to the Right Type of Ice for Every Cocktail

There’s so much more to ice than filling a few trays and calling it a day.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-ice-for-cocktails-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=104beef3e3-Aug_30_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-104beef3e3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-104beef3e3-38937345&mc_cid=104beef3e3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine apps, displays & discounts rank at bottom of consumer purchase influences

How Much a Six-Pack of Beer Cost the Year You Were Born

We tracked down the prices of beer dating all the way back to the 1930s.

https://www.thedailymeal.com/drink/price-beer-through-history-gallery

Kahlúa debuts Espresso Martini in a can

Kahlúa is tapping into the trend for at-home drinking with the launch of a ready-to-drink (RTD) Espresso Martini, said to be the first product of its kind.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/08/kahlua-debuts-espresso-martini-in-a-can/

THE BEST-SELLING BEERS IN AMERICA (2018)

How big is Big Beer, exactly? It’s a $350 billion business in America, according to figures compiled by the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association.

https://vinepair.com/articles/infographic-20-best-selling-beers-america/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=efabe224ee-Aug_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-efabe224ee-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-efabe224ee-38937345&mc_cid=efabe224ee&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SOJU, SHOCHU, AND SAKE, EXPLAINED

It’s no secret that Asian spirits are on the rise.

https://vinepair.com/articles/soju-shochu-sake-difference/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=efabe224ee-Aug_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-efabe224ee-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-efabe224ee-38937345&mc_cid=efabe224ee&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New French Bus Runs on Wine Waste

Scania is showing off a new bus in the Bordeaux region of France. And appropriately, it runs on wine. Or at least some of the waste from winemaking.

http://www.autotrader.ca/newsfeatures/20180830/new-french-bus-runs-on-wine-waste/

Which state has the most wineries per capita?

Hint: It’s not California

What’s believed to be the most northerly vineyard in the world is up for sale

Lerkekasa Vineyard sits at a latitude of 59 degrees north, similar to Alaska. But it is a two-hour drive southwest of Oslo.

http://kwbe.com/abc_business/whats-believed-to-be-the-most-northerly-vineyard-in-the-world-is-up-for-sale-abcid36104956/

How Neuroscience Explains Our Obsession With Food Mashups

The concepts of anticipation and expectation can determine your level of enjoyment since certain combinations are more predictable than others.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/eustaciahuen/2018/08/30/neurosciencefood/#6e49a49531fd

Why brands should understand ‘supertasters’

Supertasters were more able to notice the similarities in the wines and less likely would experience a perceptual bias on flavor ratings, which shows that sensation can drive choice decisions even in the presence of extreme learning and experience,

https://www.warc.com/newsandopinion/news/why_brands_should_understand_supertasters/40971

Making wine is easy

90 percent of wine sold in the United States came from the 30 top producers, and more than half of the wine sold domestically came from E. & J. Gallo, The Wine Group and Constellation Brands (“the big three”).

https://napavalleyregister.com/tim-carl-local-tastes-making-wine-is-easy/article_594c8078-7aad-5ba9-b0a9-89015612db97.html

What information should be on wine labels?

Wine is a complicated beverage, and wineries should be using the limited space on labels to help educate the consumer.

https://montrealgazette.com/life/food/bill-zacharkiw-what-information-should-be-on-wine-labels

DIY Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

https://www.9and10news.com/2018/08/31/upcycle-your-space-diy-wine-bottle-tiki-torch/

 

 

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