Liquor Industry News/Links 10-08-18

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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10-08-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

THE FIVE BEST BLOODY MARY MIXES, TASTED AND RANKED

 

Beer lovers, listen up: New book has some life hacks for you

 

The science behind those painful wine headaches

AND MORE!

New MA Beer Distributor

Homegrown Distribution, a new distribution company spun off from Massachusetts Beverage Alliance, will begin operations on October 1. The spinoff will handle distribution for brands including Brewmaster Jack, Grimm, Captain Lawrence, Slumbrew, Lone Pine, Foley Brothers, King’s Highway Fine Cider, and Vermont Craft Mead in Massachusetts. Homegrown will also distribute beers from beyond the Northeast, like Almanac, Brauhaus Riegele, Coronado, DC Brau, and others, from time to time. The new distribution company is based out of Massachusetts Beverage Alliance’s 40,000-square-foot facility in Bellingham, Massachusetts.

The Key to Mastering Margaritas Is Attention to Detail

Here are six dos and don’ts for mastering Margaritas.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dos-donts-margarita-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dc1dd96f50-Sept_24_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dc1dd96f50-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dc1dd96f50-38937345&mc_cid=dc1dd96f50&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Tracing the Origin Story of Grower Champagne

Author David White defines the key players and developments that shaped the now-popular category

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/tracing-the-origin-story-of-grower-champagne/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=66157724&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_jclaks7aclOUg9AvqQM0vmUvFm__EQ8u7BkvKZcE3OHbzMOo4pbhawjsTsZnyfNqufWrN9OvIa2zDdUljOd7uutOYT8Jn3oIjGmxazcL5yQ9Zs7Q&_hsmi=66158229

 

A Clash Between Cotton and Cabernet?

Texas vintners say drifting pesticides are killing their vines

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/A-Clash-Between-Cotton-and-Cabernet

 

Creating an international language of wine

Which begs the question: how can Chinese translators accurately portray Western wine language?

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/creating-international-language-of-wine

 

Why I Grapple With Grappa

Grappa may be to parts of Europe what tequila is often to Americans—a fiery lozenge shotted down the gullet to wake the senses, steam the throat and catch a buzz. But good quality production can lead both drinks to being far more.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2018/09/21/why-i-grapple-with-grappa/#6861baea42d5

 

A Tech Sheet Manifesto

A tech sheet, if not familiar, is a single page document about a specific wine usually written by the winery or in some cases the importer or distributor. The sheet lists all the pertinent technical information about the wine including how and where the fruit was grown, how the wine made and aged, and potentially much more. Tech sheets are important

http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/a-tech-sheet-manifesto

 

 

THE PHYSICAL IMPACT OF SOIL AND SELECTION ON LODI ZINFANDELS

The Lodi Native project has endeavored to demonstrate the distinctions in terms of sensory qualities manifested in the wines. But each year, the differences are actually demonstrable in comparisons of clusters and berries from each vineyard.

https://www.lodigrowers.com/the-physical-impact-of-soil-and-selection-on-lodi-zinfandels/

The World’s Best Places for Growing Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is an international success story, planted in almost every wine region worldwide. Its widespread popularity is a result of the grape’s remarkable versatility.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-cabernet-types-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e7c7a1c16e-Sept_25_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e7c7a1c16e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e7c7a1c16e-38937345&mc_cid=e7c7a1c16e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

This Is What Makes A Port Wine Vintage-Worthy

The majority of Port is bottled and released as a non-vintage wine, a blend of multiple vintages that typically showcases a standard house style.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2018/09/24/what-is-vintage-port/#7a53fd8b78d4

How to Pair Red Wine with Fish

While white wine with seafood has long been traditional advice, try pairing the right red wine with fish to truly elevate your next meal.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/24/pair-red-wine-fish/

Three upcoming trends in the wine market

What are the possible evolutions that will mark the wine market over the next five years?

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-88208-Three-upcoming-trends-in-the-wine-market.htm

Wine Customers Need “Tough Love”

Interesting video advice on why vintage matters

https://larrythewineguy.net/2018/09/24/wine-customers-need-tough-love/

 

IHOP debuts pancake-infused beer called IHOPs, brews it with batter

Sick and tired of the beer industry’s lack of pancake-infused beer offerings? Not to worry, because IHOP has you covered.

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/09/25/ihop-debuts-pancake-infused-beer-called-ihops-brews-it-with-batter.html

 

The Science Behind Decanting Wine

Evaporation and oxidation are the main forces at play, but what’s really happening to the wine?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-behind-decanting-wine/

 

How to take advantage of phony wine pricing

These four suggestions can turn phony wine pricing into real savings

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/how-to-take-advantage-of-phony-wine-pricing/

 

8 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT KNOB CREEK BOURBON WHISKEY

When Knob Creek launched in 1992, it was an anomaly. At the time, small-batch bourbon with a steep price tag was not a common sight.

https://vinepair.com/articles/knob-creek-bourbon-kentucky/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=68fb80c777-Sept_26_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-68fb80c777-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-68fb80c777-38937345&mc_cid=68fb80c777&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

SIX URBAN LEGENDS IN BOOZE HISTORY

There are many legends associated with alcohol throughout history, from the mythical Stingy Jack, a drunkard who roamed the earth with a hollowed-out turnip filled with hellfire, to the very real Jack Daniel, who may or may not have died from trying to kick a safe open at his distillery.

https://vinepair.com/articles/booze-urban-legends/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=68fb80c777-Sept_26_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-68fb80c777-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-68fb80c777-38937345&mc_cid=68fb80c777&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

8 PEOPLE YOU SEE AT EVERY WINE SHOW

From the sartorially questionable to the quite sozzled, see if you recognise any of these characters.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/8-people-you-see-at-every-wine-show/

 

Don’t judge a wine by its label

This is the second of a two-part series on wine labels.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8764823-181/berger-on-wine-dont-judge

 

Watching Football? Grab One of These Unexpected Sparkling Wines

Beer, of course, is the classic football–viewing beverage, so it makes sense that classic football snacks — pretzels, nachos, wings, pigs in a blanket — go well with a bottle of Budweiser, which helps wash away the food’s salty, often-fried carbiness and fat. These are the exact same attributes that make the food great for sparkling wine.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/09/sparkling-wine-football-snack-foods.html

 

Don’t be overwhelmed by confusing world of wine

Here are a few key points that, hopefully, may nudge you, or help you nudge a wine-timid friend, into giving wine a whirl:

https://www.reporternews.com/story/life/2018/09/25/gus-clemens-dont-overwhelmed-confusing-world-wine/1340610002/

 

The Fourteen Best Wine Magazines To Read

Why are the best wine magazines still worth a subscription? If you’re invested in wine and anything related to it, it’s only natural that you want to learn more about the drink from various perspectives and sources.

https://californiawineryadvisor.com/best-wine-magazines/

 

The science behind those painful wine headaches

Has this ever happened to you? You’re enjoying a glass or wine – or two – and suddenly your head hurts like someone ripped a Band-Aid off your brain?

https://www.splendidtable.org/story/the-science-behind-wine-headaches

 

Are Champagne Sippers The Most Cost-Effective Wine Industry Promotional Product Of All Time?

You might’ve seen a champagne sipper in action before. It looks something like this:

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/wine-n-gear.html#whatsnew

 

THIS FIREBALL WHISKY-SPIKED PUMPKIN PIE WILL SPICE UP YOUR FALL

Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey Pumpkin Pie is the perfect dessert for that holiday barbecue you have going on

https://bbqpitboys.com/fireball-cinnamon-whiskey-pumpkin-pie/

 

Beer lovers, listen up: New book has some life hacks for you

Beer snobs, turn away, Ben Robinson has some hacks involving your favorite, foamy beverage.

The editor in chief of The Observer has written a handy little every guy’s illustrated guide of 100 tips, tricks and projects involving beer.

https://www.wibw.com/content/news/Beer-lovers-listen-up-New-book-has-some-life-hacks-for-you-494406461.html

 

New Craft Beer

Beam Suntory’s Knob Creek Bourbon brand has partnered with New Belgium Brewing on a new limited edition beer. Oakspire Bourbon Barrel Ale features a base of New Belgium high rye ale that’s aged with Knob Creek Bourbon-soaked oak spirals and barrel char in a proprietary steel, missile-shaped vessel created by New Belgium engineers. The 9% abv brew is currently available nationwide for a limited time, both in 12-ounce bottles and on draft. Knob Creek surpassed 400,000 cases in the U.S. last year on growth of 8%.

New regulations over wine wastewater

The state of Washington, the nation’s second-largest premium wine producer, has created new winery wastewater regulations that will take effect next year.

https://www.goodfruit.com/new-regulations-over-wastewater/

I tried alcohol-free ‘wine water’ and it was more depressing than it sounds

Napa Hills’ vineyard-enriched water boasts a key ingredient called VitaRes, a heart-healthy antioxidant blend with extracts of resveratrol and natural grape skin and red wine polyphenols.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sns-dailymeal-1946735-drink-i-tried-alcohol-free-wine-water-092618-20180926-story.html

Are all of the wines reviewed by Wine Spectator available in the U.S.?

Yes.

https://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/Are-All-Wines-Reviewed-by-Wine-Spectator-Available-in-United-States-56991

Pairing Italian Food And Wine

The world of Italian wine is a complex one for many consumers. While pairing Italian wine and food offers great pleasure, knowing what wine to pair with what food is still a mystery to many.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomhyland/2018/09/26/pairing-italian-food-and-wine-advice-from-rachael-lowe/#c81f9a552733

 

9 Must-Try Wines For Fall

Understandably, we’re in need of comfort. Comfort that goes beyond sweaters, binge-watching Netflix favorites, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. We need wine.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/9-must-try-wines-for-fall/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=a17d60f96e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_27_12_28_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-a17d60f96e-62472929&mc_cid=a17d60f96e&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

 

Making Sense Of Sherry Styles

Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso, Palo Cortado—is there an easy way to make sense of the different styles? Yes!

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/making-sense-of-sherry-styles/

Who’s Killing The Fine Wine Retailers?

Independent fine wine retailers are at risk of commercial irrelevancy by being permanently shut out of the lucrative wine shipping channel and the expanded markets they need for future survival.

https://nawr.org/whos-killing-the-fine-wine-retailers/

Ten Ways Wine Can Combat the Threat of Cannabis

Many people who are popping open that $15 Chardonnay, Riesling, Rosé, Merlot or Pinot Noir are going to switch to cannabis in order to get their daily “come down”.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2018/09/addressing-cannabis-impact-wine/

THE FIVE BEST BLOODY MARY MIXES, TASTED AND RANKED

Sweet, spiced, and umami-rich, Bloody Marys are an important fixture at any brunch.

We Have 2 In Stock!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-bloody-mary-mix-buy-2018/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b463b7aa66-Sept_28_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b463b7aa66-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b463b7aa66-38937345&mc_cid=b463b7aa66&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

IN 1815, AMERICA ALMOST EMBARKED UPON A PLAN TO BUILD A NATIONAL BREWERY

In 1815, when a man named Joseph Coppinger wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson begging him to create a brewery to unite the nation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/national-brewery-america-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b463b7aa66-Sept_28_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b463b7aa66-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b463b7aa66-38937345&mc_cid=b463b7aa66&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A New Cannabis Infusion Bubbles Its Way Into The Non-Alcohol Wine Category

“the sparkling beverage contains no alcohol, yet has a flavor profile similar to champagne and will be marketed in luxurious packaging suitable for bottle service at a nightclub.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2018/09/27/a-new-cannabis-infusion-bubbles-its-way-into-the-non-alcohol-wine-category/#7289912a63b1

How to Find and Buy Low-Carb Wine

What to Know About Carbs and Alcohol

https://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-drinks/how-to-buy-keto-friendly-low-carb-wines

The Messy Business of Additives in Wine

Why are some additives more acceptable than others?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/09/the-messy-business-of-additives-in-wine

Sulphites: urban legend

Sorry to break it to you, but sulphites don’t give you headaches, you, erm, possibly just drank a tad too much and are dehydrated because you forgot to drink enough water over the course of the evening.

https://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/wine/the-wine-buff-sulphites-urban-legend-37356373.html

How a Family-Owned Winery Ended Up Getting Namechecked in Mariah Carey’s New Song

The owners of Caymus Vineyards say sales and followers have gone up since their “Caymus bottle” was mentioned in Carey’s buzzy kiss-off anthem

https://variety.com/2018/music/news/mariah-carey-gtfo-caymus-bottle-winery-1202957500/

 

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