Liquor Industry News/Links 11-26-18

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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11-26-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Going for a checkup? You may be screened for alcohol use

 

Is Wine Gluten-Free?

 

THE 10 MOST POPULAR BEER BRANDS IN THE WORLD (2018)

 

AND MORE!

 

HESTON REVEALS TRICK TO MAKE WINE TASTE BETTER

He told the Australian paper that the trick to making any wine taste better is to picture someone “you love dearly” while you’re sipping it. To test the theory, he said you should then take another sip while thinking of someone you actively dislike.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/heston-reveals-trick-to-make-wine-taste-better/

 

TUSSOCK JUMPER BRINGS ‘WINE TO LIFE’ WITH APP

Just scan the front label, and the animal will come to life to tell the consumer about the product in an accent reflecting the source country of the wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/tussock-jumper-brings-wine-to-life-with-app/

 

Beer and American Patriotism are Inseparable Thanks to WWII

As anyone who has ever watched any sports broadcast can attest, nothing is more American than beer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/world-war-two-beer-patriotism/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8bf9aaf70b-Nov_12_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8bf9aaf70b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8bf9aaf70b-38937345&mc_cid=8bf9aaf70b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Next Wave of Sustainability in Wine

Winemakers discuss three ways to take environmental efforts to new heights

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-next-wave-of-sustainability-in-wine/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=67440873&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9BNFhfdi21IYBnzFmdRcVG__hBN47gDuu0QAvOuDkiFPPDvwQxoge2AAbI1zlJNFycO44uxcY6b61tRO793wZ_IznoH7q0MGXQan1V76mhOwQyFDI&_hsmi=67441329

 

Pabst says MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business

Pabst needs 4 million to 4.5 million barrels brewed annually and claims MillerCoors is its only option

https://m.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Pabst-says-MillerCoors-is-trying-to-put-it-out-of-13381917.php

 

Diageo to sell 19 brands to focus on premium ones

The company has agreed to long-term supply contracts with Sazerac for five of the brands for 10 years.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/diageo-to-sell-19-brands-to-focus-on-premium-ones-2018-11-12

DOES GALLO PRODUCE 1% OF THE WORLD’S WINE?

By comparison, Coca-Cola owns about 50% of the global soft drinks market, while Anheuser-Busch have a 28% share of the global beer market.

https://www.richardhemmingmw.com/blog/does-gallo-produce-1-of-the-worlds-wine

You don’t drink the same wine at home

Wine is situational. Wine doesn’t exist outside of a drinking experience, and that experience is part of our perception of wine.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/you-dont-drink-the-same-wine-at-home

WINE VERSUS FOOD

For the last 8,000 years, wine’s closest companion has been food. Indeed, the two are so close that they are often thought of as inseparable.

https://winespeed.com/blog/2018/11/wine-versus-food-in-surprising-and-important-ways/

THE TOP 10 BEST WINERIES IN THE WORLD FOR TOURISTS

Best Of Wine Tourism awards, we bring you the top 10 best wineries in the world for tourists.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/the-top-10-best-wineries-in-the-world-for-tourists/

Nebbiolo – The King of Piedmont’s Wine Grapes

Let’s look at the major production zones for Nebbiolo in Piemonte.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomhyland/2018/11/12/nebbiolo-the-king-of-piedmonts-wine-grapes/#da8a1af34219

What Is the Difference Between Natural and Organic Wine?

If you’re struggling to understand the difference between the two, you’re not alone.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/211458/what-is-the-difference-between-natural-and-organic-wine/

MyOeno Scans Your Wine for a Simplified Selection

The average American consumes nearly 3 gallons of wine per year, and a new device from France is revamping how Americans choose its wine by delivering enology to the smartphone.

https://scopeweekly.com/2018/11/12/myoeno-scans-your-wine-for-a-simplified-selection/

Should You Smell the Cork When Opening Wine? Always.

Smelling the cork after opening a bottle can seem like a relic of the past. But you’re making a huge mistake if you skip this step in evaluating wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/11/12/smelling-wine-cork-when-open-wine/

Winery Websites Must Comply With The Americans With Disability Act, But How?

Under Title III of the federal ADA law, businesses open to the public are required to provide individuals with disabilities full and equal access to “goods, services, facilities and accommodations.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2018/11/12/winery-websites-must-comply-with-the-americans-with-disability-act-but-how/#33c4aaa82cd0

How Many Wine Grape Varieties Exist?

Complexity of wine grape prime names as well as synonyms is truly a result of history:

https://jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/how-many-wine-grape-varieties-exist-james-melendez/

THE 10 MOST POPULAR BEER BRANDS IN THE WORLD (2018)

This year’s list of top-ranking beers, based on 2017 sales, is similar to last year’sresults, with a few key changes.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-biggest-beer-brands-world-2018/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=a0670b8b50-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-a0670b8b50-36686829

SMIRNOFF MADE VODKA-FILLED ORNAMENTS SO YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE CAN GET LIT

The holiday season is fast-approaching and Smirnoff is helping you, and your Christmas tree, get lit this year with its newly-released vodka-filled ornaments.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/smirnoff-vodka-filled-ornaments/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4e90f90403-Nov_14_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4e90f90403-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4e90f90403-38937345&mc_cid=4e90f90403&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The U.S. buys almost 1/3 of all European wine exports — #1 in the world

 

You can’t copyright taste, EU court says in setback for food industry

Unlike a literary, pictorial, cinematographic or musical work, the taste of a food product cannot be identified with precision and objectivity, judges said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-copyright-netherlands-food-idUSKCN1NI1IN

 

Trump right and wrong on ‘French’ wine tariffs

Trump went after France on several fronts in tweets Tuesday, including blasting tariffs on its emblematic wine.

https://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/business/article221613485.html#storylink=cpy

Why You Should Reconsider Sekt

New designations from Austria and Germany are pushing forward the quality of this undervalued sparkling wine category

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-you-should-reconsider-sekt/

 

 

Is Wine Gluten-Free?

A handy guide for celiac sufferers, dieters and the gluten intolerant

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Is-Wine-Gluten-Free?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Health111418&utm_campaign=Health111418

Lamplighter brewed up a Harry Potter-themed beer

Professor Lupulin apparates to Cambridge MA

https://www.boston.com/culture/beer/2018/11/14/lamplighter-brewed-up-a-harry-potter-themed-beer

The new Tide box looks like boxed wine, and the internet is freaking out

Tide’s new Eco-Box detergent container looks like a box of Franzia.

https://www.today.com/home/new-tide-eco-box-looks-boxed-wine-franzia-t141999

GUINNESS RELEASES ITS FIRST-EVER BARREL-AGED STOUT

According to an announcement from Diageo, parent company of both Guinness and Bulleit, the beer is brewed at the Guinness brewery in Dublin, then aged for eight months in Bulleit bourbon barrels in Baltimore.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/guinness-releases-its-first-ever-barrel-aged-stout/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4900d210ce-Nov_15_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4900d210ce-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4900d210ce-38937345&mc_cid=4900d210ce&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Going for a checkup? You may be screened for alcohol use

Screening and counseling for unhealthy alcohol use could become part of a standard doctor’s visit, according to the United States Preventive Services Task Force.

http://www.latimes.com/newsletters/ny-news-screening-alcohol-use-20181113-story.html

Scientific study into Barbera d’Asti launched

A scientific study has been launched into the plant phytochemistry and the sensorial characteristics of Italian wine Barbera d’Asti.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/24359/Scientific_study_into_Barbera_d_92Asti_launched.html

High-Priced Red Blends Hot in DtC DtC shipments up 22%, U.S. wine sales rise 5% in latest Wine Industry Metrics report

https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/206144/High-Priced-Red-Blends-Hot-in-DtC

 

In the Red Zone: Drew Bledsoe Builds New Walla Walla Winery

The former NFL star and Doubleback vintner told us his plans for the snazzy new 14,000-square-foot facility.

IN STOCK

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Drew-Bledsoe-Doubleback-NFL-Walla-Walla-Winery-Unfiltered

Study: More people drink alcohol in darker, colder climates

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have confirmed, by studying global data, that it’s true around the world: Climate and drinking patterns are inversely related, meaning the warmer and sunnier the climate, the less people drink alcohol.

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/2018/11/15/Data-alcohol-drinking-Pitt-temperatures-sunlight-cold-cirrhosis-liver/stories/201811140176

Thinking outside the wine barrel: 1000 Stories creator Bob Blue talks bourbon barrel-aged Zinfandel

When I first started out as a winemaker, wine barrels were not widely available and American oak barrels were for whisky, not wine. So we ended up purchasing used bourbon barrels, which we then neutralized.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/24370/Thinking_outside_the_wine_barrel:_1000_Stories_creator_Bob_Blue_talks_bourbon_barrel-aged_Zinfandel.html

First lady of champagne: The extraordinary woman behind Veuve Clicquot

The French champagne house takes its name (which translates as “Widow Clicquot”) from an extraordinary, pioneering lady who overcame unimaginable hurdles to transform Veuve Clicquot into one of the world’s most sought-after fine wines.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/veuve-clicquot/index.html

Could the Finger Lakes be the next Napa Valley for whites?

The Finger Lakes were named the “Best Wine Region in the United States” by national daily USA Today. Around 130 wineries strive to turn the spotlight on a region where admittedly the climate can be harsh, but whose potential for growing top Rieslings is undeniable.

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-88537-Could-the-Finger-Lakes-be-the-next-Napa-Valley-for-whites.htm

Wine grape vineyards on the road to recovery after debilitating drought

The South African wine industry expects at this early stage that the 2019 wine grape crop will return to normal levels in most regions thanks to good rainfall hot on the heels of a three year-long drought. The Klein Karoo however, is still experiencing a serious water shortage.

https://news.wine.co.za/News.aspx?NEWSID=33861&CLIENTID=&SPOTLIGHTID=

Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri-Sassicaia Sassicaia 2015 Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year

The Top 10 list is now available on top100.winespectator.com, with the full Top 100 list to be revealed on Monday, November 19.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/11/16/tenuta-san-guido-bolgheri-sassicaia-sassicaia-2015-wine-spectators-wine-year

Wine Spectator Top 10 Does Not Represent the American Drinker

When I was a retailer this list made customers go crazy, they would scramble for the wines, and call every day from around America to see what we have in stock. As a retailer we did not like the list because:

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/11/16/top-10-does-not-represent-american-drinker

Crémant: the party fizz to replace prosecco

It’s the sparkling wine alternative that won’t break the bank

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2018/nov/16/prosecco-wine-cava-cremant-fiona-beckett

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PAIRING ALTO ADIGE WINE WITH SOUPS & STEWS

Surviving a long, cold winter is all about mastering the art of getting cozy, starting with a hot meal and glass of wine

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-complete-guide-to-pairing-alto-adige-wine-with-soups-stews/

Cheap wine is terrible and other wine myths debunked

Here are five fallacies you may have heard and why each one is dead wrong.

https://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/2018/11/16/cheap-wine-is-terrible-and-other-wine-myths-debunked.html

 

 

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