Liquor Industry News/Links 10-29-18

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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10-29-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

The Ultimate Guide To Pairing Halloween Candy With Wine

BEER PAIRINGS FOR AMERICA’S 10 FAVORITE PIZZAS

Top five drinking dos and don’ts

 

AND MORE!

ELON MUSK ANNOUNCES BID TO PRODUCE TESLA-BRANDED TEQUILA

Entrepreneur and CEO of electric car and solar power company Tesla, Elon Musk, has revealed his company has filed an application to trademark ‘Teslaquila’, meaning that what was originally an April Fool’s prank could become a reality.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/elon-musk-announces-bid-to-produce-tesla-branded-tequila/

 

PROSECCO DRINKERS ‘DON’T CARE’ IF IT’S DOC OR DOCG

During a masterclass in London last month, Stefano Ferrante, head winemaker at leading Italian sparkling wine producer Zonin1821, told attendees that most Prosecco drinkers ‘don’t care’ if the fizz is DOC or DOCG.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/prosecco-drinkers-dont-care-if-its-doc-or-docg/

 

FRENCH-CHINESE WINE LAB CREATED TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

A new research lab has been set up by China and France that will enable 30 researchers and scientists to look into the creation of new grape varieties that are better adapted to climate change.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/french-chinese-wine-lab-created-to-tackle-climate-change/

 

 

Faust or Faustini: who gets to be Napa Valley wine?

Huneeus Vintners, owners of the Napa brand Faust, wants to take her name away from her.

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/faust-or-faustini-who-gets-to-be-napa-valley-wine/article_6e23fa90-dce4-5b80-b3c6-25b2f902cd76.html

 

West Coast Wineries Are Refusing Grape Orders and Farmers Are Unhappy

Three wine companies have refused fruit from their grapegrowers, citing wildfire smoke; but the growers question whether that’s hot air

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/West-Coast-Wineries-Are-Refusing-Grape-Orders

 

The world’s largest wine companies look tiny compared with the overall global market

 

How aware are wine drinkers of wine regions?

How can we expect the average wine drinker to know where their wines come from? It turns out that we can’t. Even awareness of the names of wine regions is very poor amongst the average wine drinker.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2018/10/how-aware-are-wine-drinkers-of-wine.html

 

 

The Wine Workers We Don’t See

German scholars write about the exploitation of migrants to Italy in the Arab spring.

https://www.thestreet.com/lifestyle/food-drink/the-wine-workers-we-don-t-see-14743573

 

UPGRADE YOUR OREOS WITH BOOZY FILLINGS

By swapping the one-note vodka for some legitimately amazing alcohol and pairing each spirit with more appropriate filling flavors and cookie varieties, you can have a treat that satisfies your sweet tooth and your liquor-loving palate, too.

https://www.liquor.com/articles/upgrade-your-oreos-with-boozy-fillings/

 

Chianti 101

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CHIANTI, CHIANTI CLASSICO, CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA AND CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAN SELEZIONE

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-differences-between-chianti-chianti-classico-chianti-classico-riserva-and-chianti-classico-gran-selezione/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=510dba4f47-Oct_16_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-510dba4f47-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-510dba4f47-38937345&mc_cid=510dba4f47&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Are New England IPAs So Expensive?

The same factors that make New England IPAs (NEIPAs) popular also contribute to their higher price points.

https://vinepair.com/articles/neipa-cost-beer-brewing/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=510dba4f47-Oct_16_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-510dba4f47-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-510dba4f47-38937345&mc_cid=510dba4f47&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Wine Lovers Need to Give Mead Another Look

Learn why grape purists should take a chance on the original honey wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/15/mead-honey-wine/

 

Selecting A Wine Merchant – 5 Core Principles

If there is one main requirement for wine bliss as a consumer, it is finding a wine shop you can trust.

https://vintnerproject.com/learn/selecting-a-wine-merchant-5-core-principles/

 

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Wine Publicity

Good publicists know the writer, but more importantly, know who their audience is and what appeals to them. They pitch what’s relevant, and that’s the way it’s always worked,

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/16/navigating-changing-landscape-wine-publicity

 

How to Chill Beer: 5 Ways to Frost Your Ale and Lager

Get a frosty brew in as little as 30 seconds!

https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/how-to-chill-beer-5-ways-to-frost-your-ale-and-lager-article

 

Big-box liquor store gets Braintree MA board’s OK despite opposition

The transfer was opposed by a citizens’ group calling itself No to Big Box Liquors Braintree and other liquor retailers who said Total would be the size of all the town’s other retailers combined and would be a threat to local small businesses.

The “threat to local stores” fight NEVER works

http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20181016/big-box-liquor-store-gets-braintree-boards-ok-despite-opposition

Johnnie Walker launches first 50-year-old whisky

Diageo has unveiled the 50-year-old John Walker Masters’ Edition, made using whiskies from distilleries that existed during the lifetime of the Johnnie Walker brand founder.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/10/johnnie-walker-launches-first-50-year-old-whisky/

Top five drinking dos and don’ts

The rules of drinking etiquette vary from place to place, with some countries maintaining superstitions around eye contact and crossing your arms. Here’s a list of the drinking dos and don’ts from around the globe.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/10/top-five-drinking-dos-and-donts/

Do prestigious wine ‘Master Sommeliers’ really matter?

A “master” title is like an Oscar: The recipient makes twice as much money, has his or her choice of jobs, and enjoys lavish travel paid for by vineyards.

https://nypost.com/2018/10/16/do-prestigious-wine-master-sommeliers-really-matter/

The only two master sommeliers in Massachusetts respond to a wine world scandal

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2018/10/16/massachusetts-master-sommeliers-respond-to-wine-world-scandal

 

 

Follow these guidelines when searching for a $10 bottle of wine

Most in this category tend to be over-oaked, too sweet, or simply something out of a wine factory with no soul or distinction, but, if you follow some guidelines, you will find quality bargains, and the suggestions apply to wines in the $10-15 range, too.

https://www.reporternews.com/story/life/2018/10/16/gus-clemens-how-find-10-wine-youll-love/1619446002/

 

Raise A Glass To Salmon Safe Wine

SALMON-SAFE HAS CERTIFIED OVER 350 VINEYARDS ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS

https://salmonsafe.org/salmon-safe-wine/

 

U.S. Wine Sales Led by Value Increases
Direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipments posted the strongest growth in September, driven by the arrival of the cooler weather that invites shipping.


https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/204651/US-Wine-Sales-Led-by-Value-Increases

 

World wine output falls to 60-year low

Production remained nearly stable in the United States, the world’s fourth largest producer, and China, which has become the world’s seventh largest wine producer behind Australia and Argentina.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-wine-oiv/world-wine-output-falls-to-60-year-low-idUSKBN1HV12G

 

Big Wine Brands’ Bizarre Beginnings

The greatest wines seem to come from an inordinate amount of blood, sweat and tears.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/10/big-wine-brands-bizarre-beginnings

 

Vermont leads nation in per capita craft breweries

 

Wine has room to grow in small formats

More millennials are drinking wine, looking for high-end options with low price tags. And on demand online grocery shopping is causing brands to rethink their brick-and-mortar strategy.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/10/17/Wine-has-room-to-grow-in-small-formats

 

The Truth Behind Your Favorite Wines

Even the savviest drinker may not know how many wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon, are actually made from grape crosses and hybrids. Here’s your guide.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/16/truth-behind-wine-grape-crosses-hybrids/

 

Does wildlife = great wine?

Everything in our existence is marketed, right?

http://www.swigpr.com/does-wildlife-great-wine/

 

THERE’S MILLER LITE, MGD, AND MILLER HIGH LIFE. WHY IS THERE NO MILLER BEER?

Referred to by some as Miller Red Label, the beer was introduced in 1996.

https://vinepair.com/articles/miller-beer-lite/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=65cdfb77d0-Oct_18_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-65cdfb77d0-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-65cdfb77d0-38937345&mc_cid=65cdfb77d0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The 10 Commandments of Wine

If there were 10 commandments of wine what would they be? Do you already follow the most important principles to know about wine? Find out.

https://winefolly.com/update/10-commandments-of-wine/?utm_campaign=10%2F18%2F2018+-+Weekly%3A+10+Commandments+of+Wine+%28HSZfFj%29&utm_medium=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D&utm_source=Wine+Folly

5 Secret Wine Regions You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Many of the world’s best wine regions are popular vacation spots in their own right: California, France, South Africa, and New Zealand. But there are still some undiscovered, award-winning wine regions with hidden treasures like “floating” vineyards and castle wineries—and fewer tipsy tourists.

https://www.smartertravel.com/secret-wine-regions/

The Winery That Fits in a Closet

What if you could make wine by putting grapes in a bag and pushing a button? Meet the GOfermentor, an automated, spill-proof, kitchen-size vino machine.

http://www.gofermentor.com

SO LONG, BEER GOGGLES. HELLO, VR WINE GOGGLES

Users donned headsets in specially designed rooms, equipped with wind machines and scented sprays, which activated based on their headset activity.

https://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/so-long-beer-goggles-hello-vr-wine-goggles/89484

Brut IPA: The Best New Thing in Beer or Passing Fad?

The latest phenomenon in American craft brewing’s seemingly never-ending love affair with the India Pale Ale.

https://oct.co/essays/what-is-brut-ipa?utm_source=oct_nl_

Cutting through the wine store clutter

Picking a wine in a well-stocked store can be overwhelming.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Cutting-through-the-wine-store-clutter-13315626.php

WHAT IF YOU COULD PAIR YOUR FAVOURITE SONG WITH WINE?

A study has paired the sound of music with the taste of wine, to further enhance the wine’s flavor.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/australia/what-if-you-could-pair-your-favorite-song-with-wine.aspx

Cava: More than just Spanish Champagne

The champagne phenomenon was the inspiration behind Spanish cava.

https://www.bworldonline.com/cava-more-than-just-spanish-champagne/

Why You Shouldn’t Call Sparkling Wine ‘Champagne’

Americans have a habit of attributing brand names to generic products.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2018/10/18/champagne-sparkling-wine-difference/amp/

Wine Nots; A Gift to Red Wine Drinkers

A sweet tart, fizzing away the red wine stains on your teeth

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/18/wine-nots-gift-red-wine-drinkers

New Package for Matchbook Estate Wines

The new label is recognizably Matchbook, with a modern twist.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/17/new-package-matchbook-estate-wines

10 CHAMPAGNE FACTS TO IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS WITH

Did you know it has been scientifically proven that Champagne bubbles have a distinctive sound?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/10-champagne-facts-to-impress-your-friends-with/

BEER PAIRINGS FOR AMERICA’S 10 FAVORITE PIZZAS

There’s something extra satisfying about cracking open the perfect brew with your favorite pizza.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-beer-pizza-pairings-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ab02c2095f-Oct_19_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ab02c2095f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ab02c2095f-38937345&mc_cid=ab02c2095f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The most dangerous wine closure in the world

Watch this video, and you’ll understand how dangerous corks are

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/corks-the-most-dangerous-wine-closure-in-the-world/

The Ultimate Guide To Pairing Halloween Candy With Wine

Too old for trick or treating? Don’t despair — one of the best parts of being an adult in October is putting a 21+ spin on Halloween traditions.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joannafantozzi/2018/10/19/the-ultimate-guide-to-pairing-halloween-candy-with-wine/#4cbb192975fb

Ways to make cheaper wines taste more expensive

There are a few ways that wine consumers can improve the flavor and character of less expensive wines without sacrificing affordability.

http://www.nydailynews.com/consumer-reviews/sns-bestreviews-kitchen-ways-to-make-cheaper-wines-taste-more-expensive-bestreviews-20181019-story.html

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