Liquor Industry News/Links 12-17-18

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

12-17-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Everything You Need to Know About Prosecco

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CRÈME DE CASSIS, EXPLAINED

 

A new Grateful Dead beer is coming, and it’s brewed with granola

 

AND MORE!

 

Mimosas Deserve to Be Better Than ‘Bottomless’

Here are seven dos and don’ts for making excellent Mimosas.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dos-donts-mimosa-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9c8e6edd24-Dec_03_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9c8e6edd24-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-9c8e6edd24-38937345&mc_cid=9c8e6edd24&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

It is possible to start a wine collection on a budget. Here’s how

Wine collecting can be fiercely competitive, but the good news is you do not need to spend a fortune to start putting away quality bottles for later years.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/30/heres-how-to-start-a-wine-collection–on-a-budget.html

MyOeno Is A Scanner That Can Tell You About The Wine You’re Drinking

Dubbed MyOeno, this is a scanner that you can dip into the glass of wine that you’re drinking, and it will then be able to scan the contents of your wine to give you details about it, such as strengths, tannins, acidity, evolution, and so on

WE USE!!

https://www.ubergizmo.com/2018/12/myoeneo-wine-scanner/

Trinchero Expands Ménage à Trois Label

Lavish and Luscious are two new California-sourced red blends.

http://marketwatchmag.com/trinchero-expands-menage-a-trois-label/?utm_campaign=Retailer_Report&utm_source=JH_RR_120318&utm_medium=email

SPARKLER FROM COGNAC PERFUMED WITH SZECHUAN PEPPERCORNS

A sparkling French wine made with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and enhanced with an edible perfume made from Damask rose petals and Szechuan peppercorns has been launched, forging a new category in sparkling wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/12/sparkler-from-cognac-perfumed-with-szechuan-peppercorns/

Critics’ “swirl, sniff, sip, spit” regime can shortchange overall taste perception

http://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=96168

Two Beer Brands Are Booming While Rest of U.S. Industry Goes Flat

Modelo and Michelob Ultra post strong growth even as consumers trade brews for wine and booze.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-30/two-beer-brands-are-booming-while-rest-of-u-s-industry-goes-flat

Synthetic wine is on its way

Anyone who doubts the possibility of this happening might like to cast their minds back to the 1980s when Swatch quartz watch movements surprised traditionalists by supplanting mechanical ones.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/synthetic-wine-its-way

Tannat or Not Tannat

Where to find the rich, tannic, unusual grapes is the question

http://www.oregonwinepress.com/tannat-or-not-tannat

VALLE REALE: THE MOUNTAIN WINE OF ABRUZZO

Valle Reale practices organic viticulture and non-interventionist winemaking. Their wines have a rustic elegance to them that reflects the mountainous regions of Abruzzo where they originate.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/valle-reale-the-mountain-wine-of-abruzzo

Chronobiology in the vineyard

Chronobiology refers to the periodic rhythms of organisms in response to solar or lunar cycles.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2018/12/02/chronobiology-in-the-vineyard/

Can Brazil’s Wine Industry Capture an American Audience?

The South American nation’s wine industry has tripled in value over the past 10 years, and vintners see opportunity in the United States

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Can-Brazil-Wine-Industry-Capture-American-Audience

14 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MAKER’S MARK BOURBON WHISKY

The brand helped create and define bourbon culture and style, and, in one instance, even set the pricing. Here are 14 things about Maker’s Mark you need to know.

https://vinepair.com/articles/makers-mark-spelling-bourbon-cost/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e2f27e6e73-Dec_04_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e2f27e6e73-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e2f27e6e73-38937345&mc_cid=e2f27e6e73&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THERE IS BACTERIA IN YOUR ICE AND ONLY WHISKEY CAN KILL IT

You might prefer not to think about it, but there are lots of bacteria in your cocktail on the rocks. Well, there are bacteria in the ice

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/bacteria-ice-whiskey-can-kill/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e2f27e6e73-Dec_04_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e2f27e6e73-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e2f27e6e73-38937345&mc_cid=e2f27e6e73&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How Breweries Are Leveraging Popular Spirits Brands

Beer makers are collaborating with distillers in new ways to capture the attention of spirits enthusiasts

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-breweries-are-leveraging-popular-spirits-brands/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=68013408&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_dKGmaR41x7WmcIEE5lI7fNuZssleeWzS8R-V_pmgDVbU35fFLFPP6KaNvUMNY4FOf-tI5qI9HZYu_BMMXQC76ASf98-NyecqSMCTD3Fef7Td9UzY&_hsmi=68013533

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/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f165b4f588-Dec_05_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f165b4f588-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f165b4f588-38937345&mc_cid=f165b4f588&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE SIX BIGGEST BEER PRODUCING COUNTRIES IN EUROPE

The UK imports more beer from both within and outside the EU than any other country in Europe, according to new data from The Brewers of Europe’s annual market report.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/12/the-6-biggest-beer-producing-countries-in-europe/

 

Everything You Need to Know About Prosecco

One of world’s greatest sparkling wines, Prosecco is more than just a Champagne alternative. Here’s your one-stop guide to northern Italian bubbles.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/12/04/everything-about-prosecco/

 

YOUR EXPERT GUIDE ON HOW TO TASTE WINE LIKE A PRO

So how do you begin?

http://thepress.sfchronicle.com/review/expert-guide-taste-wine-like-pro/

 

 

Basil Hayden’s debuts oldest Bourbon to date

Beam Suntory has released a limited edition 10-year-old Basil Hayden’s Bourbon – the brand’s oldest bottling to date.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/12/basil-haydens-debuts-oldest-bourbon-to-date/

MOVE OVER BLUE WINE: GREEN CANNABIS WINE IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Winabis is infused with Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in cannabis believed to be non-psychoactive, unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/12/move-over-blue-wine-green-cannabis-wine-is-now-available-online/

KELLOGG’S LAUNCHES BEER MADE WITH REJECTED CORNFLAKES

The brewery used around 60kg of rejected cornflakes for the beer and 10p from each can purchased will be donated to food distribution charity FareShare.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/12/kelloggs-launches-beer-made-with-rejected-cornflakes/

ALTERNATIVE WINE CLOSURES A ‘GOOD FIT’ WITH HIGH END WINE, STUDY FINDS

The study, conducted at Mind Insights, a scientific marketing organization within the University of Louvain in Belgium, was designed to better understand consumer perception of its closures and gauge whether plant-based closures in high-end wine, specifically Vinvention’s bio-based Normacorc Reserva closure, which is partly made from renewable plant-based materials, is seen as inferior to cork.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/12/wine-closures-and-high-end-wine-a-good-fit/

A taste for terroir: the evolution of the Australian wine label

While we can tell the most about wine by drinking it, the door into this experience for bottled wine is the label.

https://theconversation.com/a-taste-for-terroir-the-evolution-of-the-australian-wine-label-102262

New wine app promises to revolutionise the wine industry

It said the My Wine Society app, which is free to download, is the first wine app where users can “interact, share, explore, and be rewarded” and will “revolutionise the wine industry using gamification”.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/24456/_New_wine_app_promises_to_revolutionise_the_wine_industry.html

5 South American Grape Varieties On the Rise

From Béquignol to Vischoqueña, winemakers are embracing the continent’s lesser-known varieties

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/five-south-american-grape-varieties-on-the-rise/

Ripeness

Of all the issues at the heart of fine wine, perhaps one represents the crucial battleground: ripeness. To make good wine, ripe grapes are a prerequisite. But what exactly is ripeness? How is it defined? And when is ripe too ripe?

http://www.worldoffinewine.com/news/ripeness-part-1-6876932?fbclid=IwAR1x-8N9ERZbrVy_xjVR2tdYCGp-jBCRySpixzkSnYGttpbNAXSIxmtLsLI

 

Air-oir on the Amalfi Coast

A life of heroic viticulture in southern Italy’s rugged paradise

https://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/Cantine-Marisa-Cuomo-Italy-Amalfi-Coast-Wine

 

10 Things That Might Surprise You About Prohibition

It’s the 85th anniversary of the 21st Amendment. Remember that?

https://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/10-Things-That-Might-Surprise-You-About-Prohibition

 

Enhancing Terroir with Biodynamics

Preserving Wine Identity Through Innovation

https://thenewgastronome.com/enhancing-terroir-with-biodynamics/

 

A new Grateful Dead beer is coming, and it’s brewed with granola

Dogfish Head, the acclaimed Delaware brewing operation, is partnering with iconic jam band the Grateful Dead. American Beauty, a pale ale brewed with granola and wildflower honey named after the band’s landmark 1970 LP.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2018/12/05/new-grateful-dead-beer-coming-dogfish-head-american-beauty/2212869002/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-lifetopstories

 

How to Pair Wine With Oreos

Let’s get this out of the way: The correct drink to “pair” with an Oreo cookie (or six) is a glass of milk.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/12/oreo-wine-pairing.html

 

Tips for pairing food and wine when you’re dining out

Going out to eat is one of the great joys of being a foodie. But it can be even more exciting as a wine lover.

https://qctimes.com/entertainment/dining/bottled-up-tips-for-pairing-food-and-wine-when-you/article_d3307ad6-f4de-564b-98a7-bb7708353fa6.html

 

British Columbia’s Budding Wine Scene

It may surprise you that grapes survive and thrive in British Columbia’s climate. And they produce exceptional wines you’ll want to look out for.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/12/05/british-columbias-budding-wine-scene/

 

You’re Drinking Wine Wrong — Here’s How To Fix It

Riedel gives us the inside scoop.

http://www.lonny.com/See+It+Now/articles/wzC2Qx5R1-7/Drinking+Wine+Wrong+How+Fix

 

YOUR DRUNK AUNT WAS RIGHT: THE HOT TODDY IS THE CURE TO THE COMMON COLD

Instead of wasting your money wandering the aisles of your local pharmacy, trying every over the counter remedy you can get your hands on, head to your liquor store, grab a nice bottle of whiskey and make a hot toddy instead.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/drunk-aunt-right-hot-toddy-cure-common-cold/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a19dae0740-Dec_06_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a19dae0740-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a19dae0740-38937345&mc_cid=a19dae0740&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Kevin Zraly

Kevin Zraly is a legendary New York-based author and beloved, longtime wine instructor.

http://www.oregonwinepress.com/kevin-zraly

Can grocery store private label wine save cheap wine from itself?

Are U.S. retailers ready to sell quality private label wine like their European counterparts?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/can-grocery-store-private-label-wine-save-cheap-wine-from-itself/

The Absolute Best Way to Minimize a Hangover, According to a Doctor

Roughly 23 percent of people may be resistant to hangovers. For the other 77 percent of us, well, at least there’s black coffee, next-day bagel sandwiches, and lots of aspirin.

https://food52.com/blog/23457-how-to-drink-alcohol-without-getting-hungover-hangover-cures-prevent

How Prohibition Shaped American Wine Country

If Prohibition never happened, could Missouri have been Napa? We take an in-depth look at how the 18th amendment changed wine in the U.S., who survived, and how.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/12/05/prohibition-american-wine-country/

Music affects wine perception — Even among experts

Several recent studies have demonstrated that music can significantly influence the eating/drinking experience

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/fsn3.554

 

How low can you go?

What makes a wine worth drinking?

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/24461/Tim_Atkin_MW:_How_low_can_you_go_.html

 

Do You Know About This Tuscan Fail Safe Practice?

Governo is a winemaking technique, which dates back to the fourteenth Century AD. Invented in the region of Tuscany, these selected grape aren’t only saved to help complete fermentation, but they may also help to stabilize the wine. Grapes are allowed to partially dry, not completely, though.

https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2018/12/05/do-you-know-about-this-tuscan-fail-safe-practice/

 

How one woman is turning Chinese wine into your next must-have drink

How Emma Gao is turning Chinese wine into your next must-have drink

https://www.vogue.com.au/culture/lifestyle/how-one-woman-is-turning-chinese-wine-into-your-next-musthave-drink/news-story/bb7c6a93db199554f959818db51da1fb

 

2018 TOP VALUES From Wine Spectator

Top 100 values are out what we have:

89 $17 RODNEY STRONG Sauvignon Blanc Northern Sonoma Charlotte’s Home 2017 California This distinctive version opens with a smoky, toasty note that melts into marmalade, yuzu and pomelo flavors, with vibrant acidity.

88 $13 LOUIS LATOUR Chardonnay Ardèche Grand 2016 France Pretty, offering ripe pear and apple fruit inlaid with light toasted hazelnut and brioche notes, balanced by good acidity. —James Molesworth

90 $20 MAISON L’ENVOYÉ Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Straight Shooter 2016 Oregon Generous and lively, with raspberry and baking spice flavors that dance along the vibrant finish. —Tim Fish

90 $16 BODEGAS CAMPO VIEJO Rioja Reserva 2013Spain Lean, firm and focused, with cherry, tea, leafy, licorice and spice flavors. —Thomas Matthews

88 $13 DOMAINE STE. MICHELLE Brut Columbia Valley NV Washington Plump and zesty, this sparkler features easygoing flavors of pear and spice. —Tim Fish

88 $18 MICHELE CHIARLO Moscato d’Asti Nivole 2017 Italy Tea rose and spice notes lace the ripe nectarine and candied pink grapefruit peel flavors in this bright and balanced Moscato. —Alison Napjus

https://top100.winespectator.com/values/?utm_campaign=Top100_2018&utm_source=LZ_Top100_Values_Eml2_120618&utm_medium=email

 

A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF CHILE

Chile is one of the most unique countries in the world for making wine thanks to the diversity of its geography.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chile-infographic-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9407f782e9-Dec_07_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9407f782e9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-9407f782e9-38937345&mc_cid=9407f782e9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CRÈME DE CASSIS, EXPLAINED

Though it sounds like the kind of spirit you find stashed away in a dusty cabinet, crème de cassis deserves your attention

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8 New California AVAs on the Horizon

What you need to know about the Golden State’s new appellations

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/8-new-california-avas-on-the-horizon/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=68130411&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9haC4lZ7Gr3d4ryz5q8y6IzFLhXMI26NJvQeYxjRb0OCwo37ccWQVcd40oGe7OWXu-Fup1dsHBtG5xQJ5iuG5tDWmUJfzCvua36tNrxmVy_54HzCc&_hsmi=68130607

 

Celebrate with Sparkling Wine Alternatives

Don’t get us wrong, we love bubbly, but sometimes you have to switch it up with alternatives like mead, cider, perry and brut beer.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/12/06/celebrate-sparkling-wine-alternatives/

 

How to Wrap a Wine Bottle Like a Pro

Never gift a naked bottle of bubbly again.

https://www.departures.com/lifestyle/how-to-wrap-wine-bottle-like-pro

 

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