Liquor Industry News/Links 12-03-18

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

12-03-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Top 10 Reasons Wine Lovers Can Be Thankful

 

What Buyers Need to Know About Gose

Bloody Marys Require Restraint

 

AND MORE!

 

INHALABLE ALCOHOLIC BALLOONS TO LAUNCH ON INDIEGOGO

Cloud Buzz is described as a “refreshing” way to enjoy shots of all spirits, served in specially designed balloons that are pressurized, and contain vaporized premixed spirits inside.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/inhalable-alcoholic-balloons-to-launch-on-indiegogo/

MEXICAN TEQUILA REGULATORS NOT A FAN OF ELON MUSK’S ‘TESLAQUILA’

As reported by Reuters, Mexico’s Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT) is worried the name will confuse consumers, as “‘Teslaquila’ evokes the word tequila … [and] tequila is a protected word.”

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/mexican-tequila-regulators-teslaquila/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5991a86be4-Nov_19_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5991a86be4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5991a86be4-38937345&mc_cid=5991a86be4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Bloody Marys Require Restraint

The Bloody Mary is the most inconsistently made cocktail

https://vinepair.com/articles/dos-donts-bloody-mary-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5991a86be4-Nov_19_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5991a86be4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5991a86be4-38937345&mc_cid=5991a86be4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

AB INBEV WANTS TO SELL YOU A KEURIG FOR PRE-MIXED COCKTAILS

Drinkworks, a joint venture between the single-serving coffee machine maker, and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), announced a new pod-based drinks maker.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/ab-inbev-pre-mixed-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5991a86be4-Nov_19_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5991a86be4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5991a86be4-38937345&mc_cid=5991a86be4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Is Less Really More for Wine Labels?

Wine labels have a habit of being dense and over-complicated.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/11/is-less-really-more-for-wine-labels

 

New Industry Podcast

Pernod Ricard has launched a new podcast highlighting happenings across its portfolio. The bi-weekly podcast will run every other Wednesday, hosted by Tavarus Hogans, Pernod’s manager of performance and learning, and will center on “Four Key Things To Know” each week, including timely, seasonal products in the portfolio alongside material on new-and-noteworthy launches.

 

 

Brands are clueless about what consumers think are important (And the consequences can be disastrous)

 

THE UNLAMENTED DISAPPEARANCE OF RAISIN BLANC

The chances are, of course, that at least 90% percent of Winemag’s readership have never heard of raisin blanc

https://winemag.co.za/tim-james-the-unlamented-disappearance-of-raisin-blanc/

 

Do You Know Verdicchio and Le Marche, Italy Are Quietly Famous?

Some might even say it’s a best kept secret, but I don’t mind letting this secret out of the bag…

https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2018/11/18/do-you-know-verdicchio/

 

Wine without grapes

For thousands of years, wine has been a product that has played a role in festivities, religious events and day to day life. While some of those wines have been made from other fruit sources, the majority have relied on the production of grapes. Could this be set to change?

https://www.ruralnewsgroup.co.nz/wine-grower/wg-general-news/wine-without-grapes

 

Wine Spectator Unveils The Top 100 Wines Of 2018

After revealing its Top 10 Wines of 2018 in a countdown last week, Wine Spectator has now published its full Top 100 Wines list for the year.

Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select the Top 100, based on quality, value, availability, and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions, and vintages around the world.

For detailed profiles of the 2018 picks, check out the complete Top 100 Wines of 2018 package in the upcoming December 31, 2018, issue of Wine Spectator, which hits newsstands on December 4.

 

New Wine

Cooper & Thief Cellarmasters, part of the Constellation portfolio, has launched a new Cooper & Thief Cabernet Sauvignon ($60) that has aged six months in rye whiskey barrels from Constellation’s High West Distillery in Utah. This is the third entry in Cooper & Thief’s line of wines aged in spirits barrels, joining the Red Blend (primarily Merlot and Syrah) aged in ex-Bourbon barrels and Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc aged in former Casa Noble Añejo Tequila barrels.

 

9 QUESTIONS ABOUT BEAUJOLAIS YOU’RE TOO EMBARRASSED TO ASK

Made from acidic and fruity Gamay, Beaujolais is lighter-bodied and lower-alcohol than most reds, and offers a (relatively) inexpensive alternative to similar styles from nearby Burgundy.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-beaujolais-nouveau-2018-wine-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=078c766b04-Nov_20_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-078c766b04-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-078c766b04-38937345&mc_cid=078c766b04&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TECATE

Tecate is more than a Mexican lager. The self-described “true champion of men” claims to provide legendary nights, lifelong memories, and an ideal grilling companion. It also, somehow, thinks it is the perfect light lager for ladies.

https://vinepair.com/articles/tecate-beer-mexico-review-meaning/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=078c766b04-Nov_20_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-078c766b04-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-078c766b04-38937345&mc_cid=078c766b04&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What Buyers Need to Know About Gose

A primer on the little-known sour beer style, which is seeing explosive growth in the American craft market

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-buyers-need-to-know-about-gose/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=67635657&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–5in0dX6FM–93P_xf8i-SzKy3YwcYXS3A175YvfZYAr1FnhZsSqjqoLbQLMnDjixAuPlnLcOjjsx6wbWggHOB4FYkq5yrrdqRk34AryirlKoS49M&_hsmi=67635802

Feds shut down controversial Elouan wine labels

Wineries are forbidden from referring to specific Oregon winegrowing regions on their labels and marketing materials if the grapes are trucked from Oregon to California for production. All such wines are limited to using the word “Oregon” to describe their point of origin.

https://www.oregonlive.com/wine/index.ssf/2018/11/feds_lower_boom_on_controversi.html

THE ENTHUSIAST 100 OF 2018

The Enthusiast 100 is the apex of our yearly round-ups, offering an impressive collection that represents some of the top wines reviewed this year

https://www.winemag.com/toplists/enthusiast-top-100-wines-2018/

PORTUGAL RECORDS ‘LOWEST WINE PRODUCTION OF THE LAST TWO DECADES’

Reduction in yields was blamed on a heatwave in August and heavy rains that interrupted harvesting in October, as well as flash floods and storms in the Douro.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/portugal-records-lowest-wine-production-of-the-last-two-decades/

 

CHINA LAUNCHES ITS OWN WINE RATING SYSTEM

The Chinese wine rating system will use a scoring scale of 10 points, different from the more popular 100 point system favoured by critics such as Robert Parker and James Suckling

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/china-launches-its-own-wine-rating-system/

 

TOP WINE TRENDS FOR 2019

While a trend for veganism looks set to dominate the hospitality industry, will 2019 be the year it makes a significant mark on the drinks industry?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/bibendum-top-wine-trends-for-2019/

 

How To Not Be A Boring Wine Person

How to not be boring, when it comes to all things wine for the holidays.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2018/11/20/how-to-not-be-a-boring-wine-person/#9c589cc7a6ef

 

 

Keep an eye out for unusual varietals

The U.S. wine culture, one of the world’s youngest, has relied on a few grapes for its table wines. Wine regions in many other areas make table wines from far more grape varieties than most Americans ever imagined.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8976220-181/berger-on-wine-keep-an

 

Top 10 Reasons Wine Lovers Can Be Thankful

Interesting read

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2018/11/top-10-reasons-wine-lovers-can-be-thankful/

 

 

The Best White Wines For Red Wine Drinkers

Wine drinkers often times pick a side: Team Red or Team White. Red enthusiasts, who make up 58% of the American population

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/best-white-wines-for-red-wine-drinkers

Holiday Wine Pairing Guide

Sharing good food enriched with even better drink, the holidays seem to make their own memories.

https://www.modernrestaurantmanagement.com/holiday-wine-pairing-guide-infographic/

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Costco’s Wine

Here are seven things I learned about Costco’s wine. Did you know these things?

https://www.thekitchn.com/costco-wine-secrets-shopping-tips-262993

The 18 wine regions of Oregon, from green valleys to the high desert

When we talk about Oregon wine country, we are typically speaking about one place: the Willamette Valley.

https://www.oregonlive.com/expo/life-and-culture/erry-2018/11/40a837e3663598/the-18-wine-regions-of-oregon.html

 

Top 100 Aromas in Wine – A to Z

This is, for a large part, why many wine lovers, winos and amateurs think wine is one of the finest and most-interesting foods out there! —

http://socialvignerons.com/2018/05/08/top-100-aromas-in-wine-a-to-z/#prettyPhoto

 

 

Is Your Wine Collection Insured? Probably Not!

On average, the value of the wine cellars of self-described wine connoisseurs is between $50,000 and $100,000. The total value of collectible wines and spirits in private hands has been estimated to be between $5 and $10 billion. Less than 10% of those collections are insured.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joemicallef/2018/11/24/is-your-wine-collection-insured-probably-not/#2793b4aa2010

 

Organic wine market set to grow dramatically over next five years

According to Reuters, sales of organic wine are forecast to top 1 billion bottles by 2022, up from 676 million last year and nearly three times the 349 million bottles sold in 2012.

https://europe.businesschief.com/leadership/2380/Organic-wine-market-set-to-grow-dramatically-over-next-five-years

 

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