Liquor Industry News/Links 10-01-18

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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10-01-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

The Right Wine To Pair With Your Most Dreaded Fall Chores

HERE’S WHY YOU NEVER SEE NFL PLAYERS IN BEER ADS

HOW TO SAY CHEERS AROUND THE WORLD

 

AND MORE!

 

Survey finds 21% of Americans pick guacamole over alcohol

The survey, which was carried out to mark national guacamole day (16 September) in the US, asked 2,000 Americans what luxury items they would be prepared to give up for a year in order to maintain their cravings for the avocado-based dip.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/09/survey-finds-21-of-americans-pick-guacamole-over-alcohol/

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KETEL ONE VODKA

Cocktail-friendly Ketel One Vodka is a proudly Dutch operation. Made in the Netherlands for 11 generations, the distillery even has its own windmill

https://vinepair.com/articles/ketel-one-vodka-bottle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7bb4a84f08-Sept_17_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7bb4a84f08-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7bb4a84f08-38937345&mc_cid=7bb4a84f08&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Grey Goose

Bacardi is relaunching Grey Goose La Vanille in the U.S. for the first time in 15 years. The 40%-abv spirit is made with flavor derived from vanilla from Madagascar and has no added sugar. Grey Goose La Vanille will begin rolling out this month and will be available through the holiday season across the U.S., retailing for $30 a 750-ml. Last year, Grey Goose depleted 2.2 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

How Two Buck Chuck made wine less douchey

The tale of two men, one wine brand, and the economic revolution of an entire industry.

https://thehustle.co/how-two-buck-chuck-changed-the-wine-industry

 

U.S. now has 12,573 wineries and wine facilities – one for every 30,000 persons in the country!

There’s a threshold for how much you should spend on wine — and it’s lower than you might think

There’s nothing like the taste of a fine wine. But with certain winesselling in the thousands and even tens of thousands per bottle, it begs the question: Is it really worth it?

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-much-should-you-spend-on-wine-2018-8

THE THREE TRAPS OF LABEL DESIGN

The wine label has a central role in wine marketing, but – some notable exceptions aside – is often the last thing a producer thinks about before they finish a product.

https://www.wineintelligence.com/the-three-traps-of-label-design/

 

Understanding tension in wine

‘Tension’ and ‘energy’ are modish words to use about wine, as are ‘precision’ and ‘focus’.


https://www.decanter.com/magazine/andrew-jefford-tension-in-wine-400209/#3H1KCWvDhtSYpyIH.99

New app lets you rate and reserve wines as you sip

The wine tasting experience just got easier. A new app developed in Huntsville allows attendees at wine tastings and festivals to easily locate, rate and reserve wines as they sip.

https://whnt.com/2018/09/17/new-app-lets-you-rate-and-reserve-wines-as-you-sip/

The World’s First Flat Wine Bottle Won an Award for Packaging Innovation

And it soon could be used for selling spirits as well.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/garcon-flat-wine-bottle-dow-design-award

The Pyramid Of Influence

The wine world operates on a triangle of influence.

https://emetry.io/2018/09/17/the-pyramid-of-influence/

Pesticides In CA

This site is interesting. Check out pesticide use on CA grape crops

http://cehtp.org/page/pesticides/agricultural_pesticide_use_in_california

 

The NHL now has an official liquor shot

The league office announced on Tuesday that it has entered an official agreement with liquor brand Jagermeister to bring fans “the official shot of the NHL.”

https://sports.yahoo.com/nhl-now-official-liquor-shot-194342955.html

 

CAN YOU COOK WITH A WINE EVEN IF IT’S OLD OR CORKED?

There’s an age-old adage about cooking with wine: “If you wouldn’t drink it, don’t cook with it.” It’s a nice idea in theory, but one that doesn’t always make practical or financial sense.

https://vinepair.com/articles/corked-wine-cooking/

 

6 rules for wine we love to break

Look at any wine book and you’re likely to find more rules there than you did in grade school

http://www.capitalgazette.com/entertainment/ac-cn-wine-20180919-story.html

 

How Wine Preferences Can Help Us Understand Tea

Even the process of brewing and tasting tea shares some similarities to pouring and tasting wine.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2018/09/18/wine-tea-pairing/#1b98c9ef1579

 

Antioxidant in red wine ‘may relieve pain for millions of arthritis sufferers’

Now, a study has found that a compound named resveratrol – found in red grapes – could potentially bring significant pain relief to osteoarthritis patients.

https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/19/antioxidant-in-red-wine-may-relieve-pain-for-millions-of-arthritis-sufferers-7958492/?ito=cbshare

Four New Ways to Turn Your Wine into a Cocktail

Skip the spritz and try one of these bartender-approved alternatives.

https://www.gq.com/story/best-wine-cocktails

 

Port wine? Feta? Brexit may spell trouble for famed EU names

London conspicuously isn’t saying whether after leaving the EU next year it will keep the bloc’s name protection rules

http://www.startribune.com/port-wine-feta-brexit-may-spell-trouble-for-famed-eu-names/493689971/

 

Wine labels a complex issue

In this era of allegations of widespread fibbing, I began to muse about all of the “facts” we see on wine labels, some of which are conscious mistruths.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8740722-181/berger-on-wine-wine-labels

 

National Center for Health Statistics.

The government partnered with the nonprofit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information in a three-year effort to calculate life expectancy for 65,662 Census tracts nationwide.

Type in your address….then depression sets in!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/09/14/wrong-neighborhood-can-take-plus-years-off-your-life-average/?utm_term=.c6534640f867

Wine Is Full of Healthy Polyphenols. But What’s a Polyphenol?

These antioxidants set wine apart from other alcoholic beverages. Here’s what they mean for your health

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Understanding-Wine-Polyphenols-Health-Benefits?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Health091918&utm_campaign=Health091918

The Definitive Craft Beer Urban Dictionary

The boom in beer culture in the 2000s, however, has finally spawned a society where craft beer has become ubiquitous, and now most of us can speak somewhat intelligently about it.

https://vinepair.com/articles/beer-geek-dictionary/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=78235b08b5-Sept_20_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-78235b08b5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-78235b08b5-38937345&mc_cid=78235b08b5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

To learn about wine, drink it — but there are other ways, too

We have other sources of information at our service, pretty much around the clock, to help put what we have drunk into context, and all of it contributes to the joy of the lifelong wine journey.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-wine-education-learning-about-wine-0921-story.html

 

Pair These Wines With These Hotly-Anticipated Fall TV Shows

With over a dozen popular shows set to return during the crisp nights ahead, we’re ready to swaddle ourselves in cozy throws and tune in with a fat glass of wine.

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/09/209613/best-fall-2018-tv-shows-wine-pairings

 

Five Wine Regions Producing America’s Finest Ciders

It might be surprising to learn that many of America’s best winegrowing regions, such as Sonoma and Columbia Valley, are also home to exceptional cideries.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/19/five-wine-regions-producing-americas-finest-ciders/

 

Should you microwave your wine in winter?

Use the microwave to return reds to drinking temperature,

https://thespinoff.co.nz/food/beverage/20-09-2018/should-you-microwave-your-wine-in-winter-a-spinoff-investigation/

 

The 30 Pinot Noirs to Drink If You Want to Be a Real Expert

From Burgundy and California to Oregon, Italy, Australia, and Germany, these are the bottles that will turn you from a fan into a pro.

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https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/classic-pinot-noir-0?utm_campaign=foodandwine_foodandwine&xid=soc_socialflow_facebook_fw&utm_content=link&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=134BD548-BB6F-11E8-AC48-EE2D3A982C1E&utm_medium=social

 

How to Pair Beer with Italian Food, According to Italians

Pizza and beer. Beer and pizza. They’re the peanut butter and jelly of Italian-American food. But beer and pasta? Beer and a nice rare Fiorentina steak?

https://oct.co/essays/how-pair-beer-italian-food?utm_source=oct_nl_&mc_cid=beb6cff530&mc_eid=00cc7421f2

 

5 Facts to Know About Bordeaux Today

From affordable blends and single-varietal wines to sustainability efforts and education initiatives, here’s what you need to know

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/5-facts-to-know-about-bordeaux-today/

 

Your Oktoberfest Guide to 5 German Beer Styles

Prost to Pilsner: German Beers to Drink During Oktoberfest

http://www.btrtoday.com/read/featured/your-oktoberfest-guide-to-5-german-beer-styles/

 

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE THREE GREAT REDS OF ITALY

Italy has more than 1,300 estimated grape varieties, but three red grapes are more noble than all others: NebbioloSangiovese, and Aglianico, as they are generally believed to be the three best native red grapes in the entire country

https://vinepair.com/articles/great-reds-of-italy-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4fd88eef97-Sept_21_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4fd88eef97-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4fd88eef97-38937345&mc_cid=4fd88eef97&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

HOW TO SAY CHEERS AROUND THE WORLD

Those of us whose travel itineraries center around eating and drinking should make it our business to master another key term: “Cheers!”

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-say-cheers-travel-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4fd88eef97-Sept_21_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4fd88eef97-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4fd88eef97-38937345&mc_cid=4fd88eef97&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

We Finally Have a White Wine Emoji

The Napa-based winery Flora Springs Winery has been one of the emoji’s biggest supporters. “Flora Springs’ campaign for a white wine emoji began in December 2017

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2018/09/20/we-finally-have-a-white-wine-emoji/#636f215674bb

Bad Wine Is Just a Great Cocktail Waiting to Happen

So I am here to tell you that yes, you can still drink that bad wine. Maybe not straight from the bottle—I would absolutely not recommend that. But, when poured over ice, topped with a little seltzer (or trendy sparkling beverage of your choosing) and a healthy squeeze of fresh citrus, it can be better than good—it can be great.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/party-tricks-alison-roman-wine-spritzer

Why Not All Oaks Are Alike For Wine

Oak used to age wine can also be broken down into constituent species.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2018/09/21/why-not-all-oaks-are-alike-for-wine/#6809f1667ad8

The Two Unsung Grapes Putting Virginia Wine on the Map

Petit Manseng and Petit Verdot may not be household names yet, but a group of Virginia winemakers are looking to change that.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/20/virginia-wine-petit-verdot-petit-manseng/

A wine expert has revealed the worst wine pairings you can possibly make

THIS guide to which wines you shouldn’t have with certain meals can help you cheat the latest foodie trend of wine knowledge.

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/drink/a-wine-expert-has-revealed-the-worst-wine-pairings-you-can-possibly-make/news-story/2cb5ce3b89c45ada55351df94fe48e03

Did winemaker Joe Wagner misrepresent where his Oregon Pinot Noirs came from?

The wine’s back label reads “Sourced from: Territory of Oregon.” But “Territory of Oregon” is not an AVA — nor is Oregon, which was granted statehood in 1859, a territory.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Did-winemaker-Joe-Wagner-misrepresent-where-his-13245903.php?utm_campaign=facebook-premium&utm_source=CMS+Sharing+Button&utm_medium=social

Treasury Wine Estates introducing new Italian wine to the US market

The new brand was introduced this week at Castello di Gabbiano, a historic winery Treasury Wine Estates owns in the Chianti Classico appellation in Tuscany. Castello di Gabbiano was built in the 12th century south of Florence; it has been producing wine since 1124, according to Treasury.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=203629

The Wine Industry Doesn’t Have An Education Problem, We Have An Engagement Problem

it’s just that the journey of a wine consumer doesn’t always start with being more informed, it often starts by being more engaged.

https://emetry.io/2018/09/20/the-wine-industry-doesnt-have-an-education-problem-we-have-an-engagement-problem/?utm_source=WIN&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=we-have-an-engagement-problem

HERE’S WHY YOU NEVER SEE NFL PLAYERS IN BEER ADS

The NFL prohibits players from promoting alcohol while they are active players.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/heres-why-you-never-see-nfl-players-in-beer-ads/

From local bottles to screw caps, a decade of wine trends

In 2008, there were about 6,000 wineries in the United States. Today, there are nearly 13,000.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/from-local-bottles-to-screw-caps-a-decade-of-wine-trends/2018/09/21/3cd02176-bd0e-11e8-8792-78719177250f_story.html?utm_term=.e3ed643ef739

The Right Wine To Pair With Your Most Dreaded Fall Chores

Why whine when you can wine?

https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/g23363363/fall-chores-wine-pairings/

PAIRING FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WITH WINE

Whether the tree leaves around you have begun to change colors and drop or you still are wishing that they soon would, it’s a good time to start thinking about pairing fall fruits and vegetables with wine.

https://www.kj.com/blog/pairing-fall-fruits-and-vegetables-wine

 

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