Liquor Industry News/Links 09-17-18

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

09-17-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

The independent wine retailer is your best friend

 

THE BEST LIMONCELLO RECIPE YOU’LL EVER MAKE

 

Can this tabletop Krups keg really deliver a perfect pour?

 

 

AND MORE!

 

Can this tabletop Krups keg really deliver a perfect pour?

KRUPS has partnered with HOPSY, a growler shop-turned-beer delivery service, to bring craft beer directly to your home. It’s unbelievably easy to use, and their website boasts that the device keeps your beer fresh for up to 14 days after you tap it.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/krups-sub-home-beer-dispenser-review/

Disneyland to open Star Wars cantina-style bar

he new drinking den will become part of Disneyland’s new themed section Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which is expected to open in summer 2019.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/09/disneyland-to-open-star-wars-cantina-style-bar/

How to understand tasting notes

Hints of Lemongrass?

Looks like grass but smells of citrus – lemongrass is a highly aromatic tropical plant that is widely used in Asian cooking as well as herbal remedies.


https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/understand-tasting-notes-decoded-344920/#XB2jK7lUo4jww6Hm.99

PROSECCO ROSÉ SHOULD BECOME A REALITY WITH 2018 HARVEST

it is believed that red grapes from this year’s vintage will finally be allowed to make Prosecco rosé (or rosato) – a major step for the region, considering the powerful pull of pink drinks, be they from Champagne, Provence, or the world of gin and mixers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/prosecco-rose-should-become-a-reality-with-2018-harvest/

Following news that DOC Prosecco may be authorising the production of pink versions of this highly successful Italian fizz, db has been told that this won’t happen within the smaller DOCG.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/pink-fizz-not-an-option-for-docg-prosecco-superiore/

BRIDE RENTS OUT WEDDING DRESS THAT HOLDS 50 GLASSES OF PROSECCO

A woman who commissioned a custom-made wedding dress with a metal frame that holds 50 glasses of Prosecco has decided to rent it out to would-be brides so that it doesn’t “go to waste”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/bride-rents-out-wedding-dress-that-holds-50-glasses-of-prosecco/

Can shipping containers be a vacation getaway?

This Paso winery wants to make it happen

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/living/food-drink/wine-beer/article217519165.html

Five tips for picking the perfect wine

There used to be limited choices for wine – white, red or rosé – but now we are awash with choice

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2018/09/five-tips-for-picking-the-perfect-wine.html

Award stickers can make you think the wine tastes better

t’s like a new entrants prize session where everyone wins. It’s like boxing where you can fill a room with world champions from the same weight class.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/food-news/106774482/award-stickers-can-make-you-think-the-wine-tastes-better

Trump tariffs could squeeze OR wineries

Increasing the cost to buy things like bottles and cardboard boxes as much as 25 percent — businesses are having to think about soaking up the cost themselves, or passing it on to the consumer.

https://katu.com/news/local/trump-tariffs-could-squeeze-local-wineries

Wine 101: How to Open a Bottle—The Screwcap

Sounds Simple Right? I bet After Watching This you Have Been Doing It Wrong

https://video.winespectator.com/play/id/5830634884001/name/Wine_101:__How_to_Open_a_Bottle+The_Screwcap?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Sips-Tips-090418&utm_campaign=SipsTips090418

A good reason to make wine fun

But for ordinary consumers, even the effort between distinguishing between one Pinot Grigio and another can produce angst.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/good-reason-make-wine-fun

California’s Edgiest, Riskiest Wine Region Is About to Get a New Name

It’s not clear yet if a West Sonoma Coast label will persuade wine lovers to pay more, but it’s not the first area to attempt to bring order and meaning to the Sonoma Coast.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-31/california-s-edgiest-riskiest-wine-region-is-about-to-get-a-new-name

Does Soil Affect Wines Flavor

The idea that a vineyard’s soil lends a wine its flavour is becoming increasingly popular – but is there any scientific basis?

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180628-why-wine-geology-may-be-a-myth

THE 20 MOST POPULAR WHISKEY BRANDS IN THE COUNTRY

These are the top 20 best-selling whiskey brands in America, according to IRI Worldwide, a market research firm that measures off-premise sales such as those in liquor, grocery, and convenience stores.

https://vinepair.com/articles/20-most-popular-whiskey-brands-america-2018/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2875b4285f-Sept_05_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2875b4285f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2875b4285f-38937345&mc_cid=2875b4285f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 genius ways to pair your favorite fast food with wine

Finding the perfect wine to pair with a dish doesn’t need to be limited to fancy and super-expensive tasting menus.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/fast-food-wine-pairings-2018-9#1-youll-want-to-pair-mcdonalds-fries-with-krug-champagne-1

 

How Wine Affects Your Whiskey

From Cabernet and Pinot to Port and Syrah, learn how different wine casks are changing your whiskey.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/04/how-wine-barrel-affects-whiskey/

 

Ex-Playboy Columnist Shares Secret to Becoming a Wine Expert

What you need to know about nose, taste, regions and swirling.

http://www.realclearlife.com/food-drink/ex-playboy-columnist-shares-secrets-to-mastering-wine/

 

Try some wine while watching football

As the heat of summer eases its grip, we begin to think of autumn and all the gifts it provides, like football.

https://www.scnow.com/living/columns/article_2e8efc9c-b0a0-11e8-b2c1-97df77bf2c67.html

 

19 Crimes Wine Is Based On The Dark History Of Actual Infamous Convicts

Founded in 2012, 19 Crimes is nestled under the massive wine company known as Treasury Wine Estates

https://www.bustle.com/p/19-crimes-wine-is-based-on-the-dark-history-of-actual-infamous-convicts-11489059

 

Become a Texas Wine Specialist:

Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist at Kiepersol Winery’s Salt Kitchen

https://eguidemagazine.com/love-wine-become-a-certified-texas-wine-specialist/

 

WHY THE TEQUILA IN YOUR MARGARITA MATTERS MORE THAN YOU THINK

If you put cheap ingredients in a cocktail, you’ll get a cheap cocktail, every time — seems obvious doesn’t it?

http://www.drinkmemag.com/why-the-tequila-in-your-margarita-matters-more-than-you-think/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=42ff05f908-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-42ff05f908-144602285&mc_cid=42ff05f908&mc_eid=db3f4d9053

 

WINE SPECTATOR’S PUBLISHER IS SUING WEED SPECTATOR OVER TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT

While producers from Heineken to boutique wineries are dipping their toes in the cannabis drinks market, recent legal action in the US suggests that companies are still at odds on the publishing side of things.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/wine-spectators-publisher-is-suing-weed-spectator-over-trademark-infringement/

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Prosecco Superiore DOCG

In order to fully understand what makes Prosecco Superiore so superior, we travel to Northern Italy and visit the heartland where the most prestigious Prosecco on the planet is produced: Conegliano Valdobbiadene.

https://wineoh.tv/how-to-easily-understand-prosecco-superiore-docg-video

33 of The Most Bizarre Flavors Found in Wine

See the most bizarre wine flavors and find out what wines have these flavors. If wine tasted only like flowers and fruit, it wouldn’t be as awesome as it is.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/33-bizarre-wine-flavors/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=5b2c757a5f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_06_12_43&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-5b2c757a5f-62472929&mc_cid=5b2c757a5f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

All the Ways Wood Affects Your Wine, Explained

Oak is winemakers’ salt. Used correctly, it can increase the intensity and complexity of wine, add attractive flavors, and elongate the finish.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wood-wine-aging-oak/

What’s Popping in Sparkling Wine Packaging

As more wineries add a sparkler to their portfolios, they also aim to have that bottling stand out

https://www.winesandvines.com/features/article/202684/What%27s%20Popping%20in%20Sparkling%20Wine%20Packaging

Hype over biodynamics reaching ludicrous levels, says viticulturist

The furore surrounding organic and biodynamic viticulture has reached “ludicrous levels,” according to leading consultant Dr Richard Smart.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/24027/Hype_over_biodynamics_reaching_ludicrous_levels,_says_viticulturist.html

Why Italy Is Trying to Ban Australian Nero d’Avola in U.K. Markets

First Prosecco, now Nero d’Avola—the continuing trademark battle over grape variety names

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-italy-is-trying-to-ban-australian-nero-davola-in-u-k-markets/

This $30 device turns my hot coffee cold in 50 seconds without diluting it

It can also chill wine and other spirits

https://www.businessinsider.com/hyperchiller-v2-iced-coffee-maker-review-2018-8

HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BLANCO, REPOSADO, AND ANEJO TEQUILA

There are five different classifications of tequila available today. All can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a variety of cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/tequila-aging-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2d779354a7-Sept_07_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2d779354a7-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2d779354a7-38937345&mc_cid=2d779354a7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE BEST LIMONCELLO RECIPE YOU’LL EVER MAKE

Unlike many DIY projects, homemade limoncello provides maximum reward for minimal effort

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-limoncello-recipe-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2d779354a7-Sept_07_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2d779354a7-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2d779354a7-38937345&mc_cid=2d779354a7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Wine Line

Constellation is rolling out a new Washington wine brand, Spoken Barrel. Sourced from the Columbia Valley, Spoken Barrel initially will include a Cabernet Sauvignon and Meritage Red Blend, both retailing at $20 a 750-ml. The brand is aimed at both wine consumers and craft beer drinkers, according to the company, with its bottle design highlighting its Washington provenance. Spoken Barrel is launching nationally.

 

The ties between wine and sports

It’s fall and that is the time for both sports and wine.

https://www.summitdaily.com/news/the-sporting-life-wine-and-sports/

 

Does the klutz who spilled red wine on my clothes owe me?

During dinner, a customer at the table next to us knocked his wine glass over and spilled red wine on half of my outfit

https://thetakeout.com/klutz-who-spilled-red-wine-on-my-clothes-owe-me-1828851313

 

Why the Tasting Room is Dead

California’s traditional tasting rooms are pivoting to more “maker” spaces, nature immersions and places for all-day casual hangs.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/06/tasting-room-dead/

 

These islands produce some of Europe’s best wine

Some of Europe’s most interesting wine regions are islands – environments and cultures preserved by a frame of sea. Whether planning a trip or a meal, get to know these five tempting island wine regions.

https://eatsiptrip.10best.com/2018/09/06/these-islands-produce-some-of-europes-best-wine/

 

Aged Wine

How to Evaluate Condition Without Opening It

http://www.fredswan.wine/2018/09/06/evaluating-aged-wine-condition/

 

The independent wine retailer is your best friend

The best independent wine retailers understand that customer service matters, which is why they don’t carry junk.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/one-more-time-the-independent-wine-retailer-is-your-best-friend/

 

Riedel Re-Post (and the Myth is Still Busted)

We’ve always been rather skeptical about their claim that their variety-specific glasses actually make a significant difference in the flavor of each different wine

https://oddballgrape.com/riedel-re-post-and-the-myth-is-still-busted/

 

Why Do we Have Bad Wine Days?

More about the Biodynamic Calendar

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/09/why-do-we-have-bad-wine-days

This Genius Figured Out How to Make Booze Stronger

We heard you liked alcohol so we put alcohol in your alcohol.

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/zmkjwx/this-genius-figured-out-how-to-make-booze-stronger

 

 

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