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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

09-24-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

9 QUESTIONS ABOUT PUMPKIN BEERS YOU’RE TOO AFRAID TO ASK

 

Wine that’s ‘anything but American’

 

Wine tasting can work the brain more than math, according to neuroscience

 

AND MORE!

 

Dos Equis Mexican Pale Ale Drops This Month

Dos Equis has announced the release of a new draft-only beer called Mexican Pale Ale.

https://beerconnoisseur.com/news/dos-equis-mexican-pale-ale-drops-month?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=8014e3f8b3-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-8014e3f8b3-36686829

How to find the most healthy wine for you

Watch this video from Houston TV

https://www.click2houston.com/health/how-to-find-the-most-healthy-wine-for-you

Why Aged Red Wines Taste Better

The reasons are complex, but they all boil down to chemistry.

https://www.acsh.org/news/2018/09/07/chemistry-why-aged-red-wines-taste-better-13394

How to drink wine out of a spanish-style porrón

The popular Spanish wine vessel shaped like a watering can is a convivial way of imbibing wine with a group of friends.

https://leye.com/in-the-know/how-to/how-to-drink-wine-out-of-a-spanish-style-porron/

NFL Alums Are Making Wine and Crushing It

Players aren’t the only NFL alums getting into the wine business

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-football-player-wine-nfl/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b919259dfc-Sept_10_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b919259dfc-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b919259dfc-38937345&mc_cid=b919259dfc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Eight Cheese Mistakes Everyone Makes

Saying “cheese” around adults is kind of like saying “Santa Claus” around children — both represent a wonderful world of surprise and possibility.

https://vinepair.com/articles/cheese-mistakes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b919259dfc-Sept_10_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b919259dfc-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b919259dfc-38937345&mc_cid=b919259dfc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE AUTUMN SANGRIA RECIPE

Made with cinnamon-infused apple juice, a splash of pomegranate, citrus, and crisp white wine, it’s the perfect way to embrace autumn without totally kissing summer goodbye.

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/the-autumn-sangria-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b919259dfc-Sept_10_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b919259dfc-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b919259dfc-38937345&mc_cid=b919259dfc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

REVIEW: CORAVIN MODEL ELEVEN

Pour as much or as little wine as you like without spoiling the rest of the bottle, and pay handsomely for the privilege.

https://www.wired.com/review/coravin-model-eleven/

Are you pairing food and wine all wrong?

Instead of matching a wine to the dish, French experts say we should select the wine first and then decide what to eat.

https://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2018/09/10/are-you-pairing-food-and-wine-all-wrong

Automated tractors a ‘game changer’ for wine industry

Marlborough vineyards can now employ autonomous vehicles to trundle around their fields, following a GPS-mapped route, performing tasks and collecting data.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/106868201/automated-tractors-a-game-changer-for-wine-industry

Keeping the family wine business is often hard

The vineyard and winery business in Napa Valley has, over the past 50-some years, largely shifted from small, family-owned wineries, to multi-brand corporate ownership,

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2018/09/keeping-family-wine-business-is-often.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheWineGourd+%28The+Wine+Gourd%29

The Art of Winemaking on the Cheap

Young producers with little money and no vineyards face obstacles in building their businesses, but with maximum effort it can be done.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/06/dining/drinks/enfield-wine-company-john-lockwood.html

The Science Behind The Swirl

Looking like a wine snob is, if done with subtlety, justified.

https://www.theversatilegent.com/oenodynamics-the-science-behind-the-swirl/

Wine Myths

With plenty of old wives’ tales in wine, how do you know what’s true?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/09/wine-myths-fact-or-fiction

PATRÓN LAUNCHES SMOKY $199 TEQUILA

Tequila maker Patrón is pushing the boundaries again with the release of a smoky expression made from agave roasted with mesquite for a week in small stone pits.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/patron-launches-smoky-tequila/

THE 15 MOST POPULAR ‘CRAFT’ BEER BRANDS IN THE US

Consumer data analytics firm Nielsen recently released figures on the total sales of beer in the US based on a variety of factors, from brands, to parent companies, right down to styles.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/the-15-most-popular-craft-beer-brands-in-the-us/

THE ETIQUETTE OF NAVIGATING A CORKAGE FEE

Every once in a while when we dine out, instead of ordering a bottle from the restaurant’s wine list, we like to bring one of our own.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/etiquette-navigating-corkage-fee/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b5f60e532f-Sept_11_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b5f60e532f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b5f60e532f-38937345&mc_cid=b5f60e532f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

What The Wine Industry Can Learn About Black Consumers

Don’t think of the black community in terms of celebrity. Just think of the person walking into the wine store.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2018/09/10/its-like-mansplaining-but-for-race-what-the-wine-industry-can-learn-about-black-consumers/#18454d1814e2

45% Of U.S. Alcohol Consumers Regularly Buy Wine

The study found that 66% of adults in the U.S. consume beverage alcohol(

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2018/09/10/45-of-u-s-alcohol-consumers-regularly-buy-wine-says-tabs-analytics/#4739643348de

Looking for Underrated Cabernet? Try Washington State

Cabernet Sauvignon has firmly planted itself as the premiere grape of Washington. Here are the wines to know.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/10/washington-cabernet-sauvignon-value/

How to Pair Wine With Peanut Butter and Jelly

School is back, which means that if you have kids — possibly even if you don’t — peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich season is in full swing.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/09/best-wine-peanut-butter-and-jelly.html

U.S. Wine Sales: Five Surprising Facts

Americans focus on grape variety. So which varietal wine is #1: Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon?

https://wineeconomist.com/2018/09/11/5-facts/

Understanding Disgorgment and Dosage

POPPING THE CORK ON CONFUSING SPARKLING WINEMAKING TERMINOLOGY

https://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog-posts/2018/8/29/understanding-disgorgment-and-dosage

5 New Washington AVAs on the Horizon

What you need to know about the state’s prospective new appellations

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/5-new-washington-avas-on-the-horizon/

YOUR DRUNK AUNT WAS RIGHT

THE HOT TODDY IS THE CURE TO THE COMMON COLD

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/drunk-aunt-right-hot-toddy-cure-common-cold/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=70f5e8fdaa-Sept_12_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-70f5e8fdaa-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-70f5e8fdaa-38937345&mc_cid=70f5e8fdaa&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

October 19th Is Champagne Day!

Wine enthusiasts around the world will celebrate by hosting events and blogging, tweeting and commenting on all things Champagne

To help here is the official spotify playlist

https://open.spotify.com/user/champagnebureau/playlist/1fVpB8ZEzaiteRC9J4AJE8?si=xWS4PPpWTxSUUULr6MI_Dg

WHAT WINE TREND NEEDS TO DIE?

America is a large country, and so what’s popular in one geographic area might be unknown in another.

https://vinepair.com/articles/worst-wine-trends/

Why China Should Be Your Next Wine Destination

No, seriously. Chinese wine is booming, and there are three regions ready and waiting for visitors. Here’s a guide to navigating the next frontier of wine tourism.

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/why-china-should-be-your-next-wine-destination

NATURAL WINE, EXPLAINED

Unfiltered. Fresh. Raw. If Michelangelo’s swaying, tipsy Bacchus sculpture suddenly came to life, natural wine would fill his goblet.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/what-is-natural-wine-explained

What are Tannins, Really?

We talk about tannins in wine all the time, but how much do you really know about this versatile chemical compound?

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/11/tannins-wine-guide/

This Wine Shower Holder

Urban Outfitters Is Truly A Friday Night Vibe If There Ever Were One

https://www.bustle.com/p/this-wine-shower-holder-at-urban-outfitters-is-truly-a-friday-night-vibe-if-there-ever-were-one-11874030

Idaho’s Wine Scene has Endless Potential

Idaho’s unique climate make it an ideal home for a wide array of grapes, and ambitious producers are pushing it to become a booming wine region.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/11/idaho-wine-scene/

Wine wins for gifts & special events, but still losing overall preference share

Do moms need too much wine? Women’s drinking habits spark concern

September is National Recovery Month. Women are at greater risk for some of the negative effects of alcohol, but their drinking is catching up to men.

https://www.today.com/health/alcohol-use-among-women-growing-public-health-concern-t136934

How I quit whining and learned to like pumpkin beers

Beer drinkers will debate anything: whether beer flights are stupid, whether New England IPAs are an affront to the style, whether pint glasses are total trash. Yet it seems that pumpkin beers are universally, unequivocally reviled among people who proclaim themselves craft beer drinkers.

https://thetakeout.com/how-i-quit-whining-and-learned-to-like-pumpkin-beers-1828974186

PROSECCO TO PRODUCE 600 MILLION BOTTLES FROM 2018 HARVEST

According to the conzorzio for DOC Prosecco, this year’s vintage is expected to yield “3,700,000 hl of certifiable wine”, from the 23,000 hectares of vineyards in the region

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/prosecco-to-produce-600-million-bottles-from-2018-harvest/

How to Pair Feta with Wine

Sheep’s milk feta is one of the world’s most versatile cheeses, and can pair with wines ranging from sparkling rosés to Assyrtikos.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/12/pair-feta-wine/

Do gold wine bottles improve wine quality?

It is these disparities which make the world of extreme pricing so ghoulishly fascinating.

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/do-gold-wine-bottles-improve-quality

Resveratrol Basics

What You Need To Know About This Powerful Antioxidant

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/resveratrol-side-effects-what-you-need-to-know

In Their Own Words, This Is How Seven Professional Wine Writers and Critics Go About Rating a Bottle

Go behind the scenes as some of the wine industry’s leading voices pull back the curtain.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-critics

The wine maps making waves in Bordeaux

Today Infographie Pierre Le Hong has clients across Bordeaux as well as in Provence, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Montalcino, Montepulciano and Burgundy.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/news-blogs-anson/wine-maps-pierre-le-hong-401270/#vilLbAt7srEiCmjj.99

VIRGINIA VINEYARD VICTIM OF $50K GRAPE THEFT

Firefly Hill Vineyards in Elliston, Virginia has reported losses of US$50,000 after thieves stole two and a half tons of soon-to-be harvested grapes over night from the 37-acre family-owned estate.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/virginia-vineyard-victim-of-50k-grape-theft/

Willamette Valley winemakers propose major labeling changes

Large sections of the Willamette Valley Viticultural area, particularly the valley floor, aren’t suitable for growing premium wine grapes. It’s feared companies interested only in the bottom line will grow grapes there, make inferior wines and put the valuable “Willamette Valley” name on their labels.

https://www.oregonlive.com/wine/index.ssf/2018/09/willamette_valley_winemakers_p.html

Blind Taste Research Confirms Consumer Preference For Cork

A recent study published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management found that wine drinkers in a blind taste test rated the same wine 10 – 13 points higher for appearance, taste, aroma, and overall quality, when they were led to believe by visual cues that the wine was closed with a natural cork as opposed to a screw cap or a synthetic cork

https://www.winebusiness.com/suppliernews/?go=getSupplierNewsArticle&dataid=203290

9 QUESTIONS ABOUT PUMPKIN BEERS YOU’RE TOO AFRAID TO ASK

Love it or hate it, the seasonal beer style that’s inspired as many “best of” listiclesas it has angry think pieces is here to stay — at least for now.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pumpkin-beer-questions-answers-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=30ba79cb87-Sept_14_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-30ba79cb87-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-30ba79cb87-38937345&mc_cid=30ba79cb87&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine tasting can work the brain more than math, according to neuroscience

But you’ve got to slow down and savor what you’re drinking.

https://www.nbcnews.com/better/pop-culture/wine-tasting-can-work-brain-more-math-according-neuroscience-ncna907131

The Essential Guide to Chardonnay

Everything you need to know about America’s favorite white grape.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/13/the-essential-guide-to-chardonnay/

How to Tell if an Old Bottle of Wine Is Still Drinkable

The Washington Post recently ran a story explaining what else is worth looking for in those dusty bottles you’ve been keeping in the basement

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-tell-if-an-old-bottle-of-wine-is-still-drinkable-1829052522

Wine that’s ‘anything but American’

For those inclined to make a political statement with their purchases

Canada’s view of American wine support

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/food/wine-thats-anything-but-american-493237471.html

 

 

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