Liquor Industry News/Links 12-24-18

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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12-24-2018

From Our Family To You And Yours

Merry Christmas!

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Should cities and towns ban the small liquor bottles commonly referred to as ‘nips?’

Looking for a low-gluten beer? Here’s what you need to know

Total Wine and More Means Total Disruptor

 

AND MORE!

 

New Test May Prevent Exploding Beer Bottles

The invention detects diastaticus contamination, which has led to millions of dollars in product recalls in recent years

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/new-test-may-prevent-exploding-beer-bottles/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=68205431&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8Nvn64wcoYTrQJv1Cp8uQtIz9lm9qjC37_nEUqEGFS2uPqgpqyC7XnfaBdIgzMbhgJBClb5mHMh6bhSr2bhAlEY92YAtKTEDuSNILs-d3g-qVN5U0&_hsmi=68205860

 

WINE MOST POPULAR CHRISTMAS GIFT BUT A THIRD WILL REGIFT

Wine remains the most popular alcoholic beverage to take to a Christmas party, with 59% citing it as their first choice, but a third of those that receive a bottle admit to “regifting” it to another, a survey by Bordeaux Wines has found.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/12/wine-most-popular-christmas-gift-but-a-third-will-regift/

A Field Guide to Sherry, the Most Versatile Wine You Aren’t Drinking

Sherry has a PR problem. Much to the chagrin of its enthusiasts and producers, sherry has a reputation for being sweet, dessert-like, and out of style. On many American wine lists, it’s an afterthought at best.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-sherry-guide/

Why Georgian Wines Are Among The Most Unique On The Planet

When archaeologists last year found traces of winemaking on 8,000-year-old pottery shards in Georgia, the tiny former Soviet republic claimed the crown as the world’s oldest wine producer.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lanabortolot/2018/12/09/why-georgian-wines-are-among-the-most-unique-on-the-planet/#3b9ad303cb09

Here’s how you can save a spoiled bottle of wine using a single penny

There’s nothing worse than finding out your vino has gone bad when you’re in the mood for a glass

https://www.thesun.ie/fabulous/3494735/heres-how-you-can-save-a-spoiled-bottle-of-wine-using-a-single-penny/

8 tips for serving wine like a professional

It’s all well and good finding the perfect wine, but how about serving it like a pro? We asked the experts at Wotwine, who include top restaurant sommeliers, for some advice…

https://uk.style.yahoo.com/8-tips-serving-wine-professional-115400355.html

Does Wine Fend off Certain Bacteria? Experts Think So

We know that wine is good for your cardiovascular health when enjoyed in moderation, but do the benefits end there? New research suggests that drinking wine could have benefits for your digestive and oral health as well.

https://axcessnews.com/national/breaking-national/does-wine-fend-off-certain-bacteria-experts-think-so_8085/

NH Police searching for alleged wine thief

State Police released a number of surveillance photos of their “person of interest.” The woman is described as wearing black Nike sneakers, grey sweatpants, a black jacket, and had a large dark purse.

https://wgme.com/news/local/nh-police-searching-for-alleged-wine-thief

The importance of the wine label

In both opera and wine, there is an aesthetic concern

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/importance-of-wine-label

This New Mobile Tap Truck is Bringing Wine & Champagne to the Streets of Pittsburgh

A mobile wine and Champagne tap system is now on the streets of Pittsburgh!

Do you think Franklin would allow this?

https://www.goodfoodpittsburgh.com/this-new-mobile-tap-truck-is-bringing-wine-champagne-to-the-streets-of-pittsburgh/

TTB Approves Upper Hudson AVA in New York State

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has approved a new American viticultural area in upstate New York.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=207076

How to choose sparkling wines by flavor

The vast majority of champagne and other sparkling wines sold in the United States are purchased and consumed in December

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/how-to-choose-sparkling-wines-by-flavor/2018/12/06/4d30e9ee-f704-11e8-8c9a-860ce2a8148f_story.html?utm_term=.6ceed839cc0c

THE END OF EISWEIN?

Is eiswein doomed thanks to global warming? The answer is a qualified yes.

https://winespeed.com/blog/2018/12/the-end-of-eiswein/

Trump Winery petitions to hire more foreign workers

The winery, officially called Trump Vineyard Estates LLC, is officially owned by President Trump’s son Eric Trump.

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/420302-trump-winery-petitions-to-hire-more-foreign-workers

Do You Really Want a Wine that Smells like Blood or Asparagus?

If we prefer authentic wines we must develop a sensibility that welcomes these less highly regarded flavor notes. Because sometimes and in some places, these less favored flavors are the more authentic—they are what the vintage or region is giving you.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2018/12/10/do-you-really-want-a-wine-that-smells-like-blood-or-asparagus/

Sugar levels in champagne and other sparkling wines: brut etc

Can we once and for all establish what is true and correct about brut, sec-dry, demi-sec etc?

https://www.bkwine.com/features/winemaking-viticulture/sugar-levels-champagne-sparkling-wines-brut-etc/

Your favorite beer says a lot more about you than you think

A new study of 1,000 beer drinkers found that the type of beer you prefer may actually reveal a lot more than you think about your personality.

https://nypost.com/2018/12/10/your-favorite-beer-says-a-lot-more-about-you-than-you-think/

6 holiday beer cocktails (yes, beer!)

Looking for another way to include beer in your holiday festivities? Consider a beer cocktail.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/12/10/6-holiday-beer-cocktails-yes-beer/

Fears for NZ’s reputation after winemakers found adding sugar to wine destined for EU

Yealands Estate Wines, its high profile former owner and two top staff have been handed large fines after pleading guilty to the first charges ever laid under the Wine Act.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/109248443/fears-for-nzs-reputation-after-winemakers-found-adding-sugar-to-wine-destined-for-eu

LG ENTERS BEER INDUSTRY WITH HOME-BREWING DEVICE

The machine is fully automated, controlling the fermentation, carbonation, ageing, serving and cleaning processes. It is released alongside an app, available on Android and iOS devices, which allows users to check the status of the brew.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/12/lg-enters-beer-industry-with-home-brewing-device/

NOT ALL PINOT GRIGIOS TASTE THE SAME. HERE’S WHY.

As with other wines, the quality of Pinot Grigio varies depending on geography of the vineyards, location in Italy, winemaking styles, and terroir.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pinot-grigio-flavor-profile-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f125efe709-Dec_11_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f125efe709-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f125efe709-38937345&mc_cid=f125efe709&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CHAMPAGNE TAITTINGER

Here are 10 more things you should know about Champagne Taittinger.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-champagne-taittinger-france-aging/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f125efe709-Dec_11_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f125efe709-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f125efe709-38937345&mc_cid=f125efe709&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Thunderbird wine is back and ready to rock and roll

The new Thunderbird comes in sleek black bottles with the brand’s original bird logo. But instead of its citrusy flavor of yore, the wine now comes in three varietals: chardonnay, red blend and cabernet sauvignon.
https://www.modbee.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/biz-beat/article222911840.html#storylink=cpy

THE FLAVORS & AROMAS IN CRAFT BEER’S POPULAR HOPS

These are the hops you are most likely to encounter in craft beer, so you can sip and savor your next brew with newfound expertise.

https://vinepair.com/articles/flavors-aromas-craft-beer-hops-ipa/

Champagne’s Dom Pérignon: The Gold Beneath the Glitz

Some might think the wine behind the iconic label is an afterthought, but ultimately the product delivers the goods

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Wine-Tip-Dom-Perignon-Champagne?utm_campaign=SipsTipsTRADE121118&utm_source=Sips-Tips-121118-TRADE&utm_medium=email

Boston councilors consider whether marijuana, liquor stores should be banned near addiction treatment centers

As communities across the state grapple with the deadly grip of the opioid epidemic, Boston city leaders are weighing whether restrictions should be placed on marijuana dispensaries and liquor stores to prevent them from opening their doors near substance abuse treatment centers.

https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2018/12/11/boston-city-council-marijuana-liquor-stores-addiction-treatment

 

State turns down license application for giant ‘Total Wine’ warehouse store in Hartsdale

The decision came after a three-hour special meeting in New York, with all three SLA commissioners voting against the license application. The board cited the number of wine purveyors already doing business in the area as a major reason for the denial.

https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/greenburgh/2018/12/11/state-liquor-authority-no-total-wine-warehouse-store-hartsdale/2275172002/

Woodford Reserve unveils Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup

Brown-Forman has launched Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup to help bartenders deliver faster service.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/12/woodford-reserve-unveils-old-fashioned-cocktail-syrup/

The Field Guide To Italian Sparkling Wine

The world’s sparkling wine drinkers may be, essentially, divided into two camps: those that inadvertently call all sparkling wines Champagne and those that abhor that erroneous practice.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2018/12/10/the-field-guide-to-italian-sparkling-wine/#6880d7c4ff89

Drink the World’s Best Dessert Wine With a Twinkie

But there is one thing that perhaps even the French don’t realize can improve this wine further: drinking it with a Twinkie.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/12/sauternes-best-wine-with-twinkies.html

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO PAIRING ITALIAN WINE, CHEESE, AND CHARCUTERIE

Separately, both the wine and cheese are delicious. Together, their flavors marry to resemble the lightest cheesecake you’ve ever had — ripe, glistening fruit, decadent creaminess, and a bit of sweetness. Serve it with a few slices of Prosciutto di San Daniele to balance the sweetness, and you’ve officially elevated your evening.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-definitive-guide-to-pairing-italian-wine-cheese-and-charcuterie/

Your Guide to Sustainable Wine Certifications

From organic and biodynamic to LEED-certifed, a variety of different programs certify eco-friendly wine. Here’s how to understand the logo on your bottle.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/12/11/sustainable-wine-certification-guide/

Hitting the Wrong (Tasting) Note?

ARE WINE TASTING NOTES INTERESTING?

How do we, as wine producers, communicate with our clientele—both direct-to-consumer and in the three-tier system—that our products are worthy of attention?

https://www.kionawine.com/news/2018-hitting-the-wrong-tasting-note?fbclid=IwAR2wfouWvetp49SrAtuvDII06bAh18rVVGYo5iKoVcUVrbvi8RxZX6AkOLs

 

New dawn for Sulphur Free Wines?

Adding ‘RDNT Genesis’ – the product produced by Red Dawn  – in very small amounts, around 2 grams for white wine per 100 litres, meant that because of its antioxidative properties no sulphites need to be added during the wine making process.

https://news.wine.co.za/News.aspx?NEWSID=33998&CLIENTID=&SPOTLIGHTID=

 

 

Why Gruet Partnered with a Native American Tribe to Grow Grapes

The collaboration between the sparkling wine producer and the Santa Ana Pueblo is bearing fruit beyond the business venture

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-gruet-partnered-with-a-native-american-tribe-to-grow-grapes/

How To Pair Wine And Chocolate

Chocolate and wine are two of life’s greatest pleasures, but pairing them elicits a challenge.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellewilliams/2018/12/13/how-to-pair-wine-and-chocolate/#366d838f586d

 

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TYPE OF WINE FOR EVERY ENTERTAINING OCCASION

Different occasions call for different guest lists and bottles, of course.

https://vinepair.com/articles/choose-right-type-wine-every-entertaining-occasion-flowchart/

 

What are synthetic wine corks made of?

The two main types of synthetic corks are made from either petrochemical-based plastics or plant-based plastics.

https://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/What-Are-Synthetic-Wine-Corks-Made-Of-57334

 

Cooking with Wine

Can You Use the Really Cheap Stuff, or Nah?

It’s always tempting to reach for the Two Buck Chuck. Does quality really make a difference when you’re cooking with wine?

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/cooking-with-wine-can-you-use-cheap-stuff

 

TOM AND JERRY, AMERICA’S FORGOTTEN CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL

It’s also a cocktail, a warm, eggnog-y drink that used to basically be liquid Christmas.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/tom-and-jerry-forgotten-christmas-cocktail/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=36e30d845a-Dec_13_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-36e30d845a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-36e30d845a-38937345&mc_cid=36e30d845a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Rioja Wine Gets a New Classification System

The new system moves Rioja wines away from oak-aging as the primary indication of quality. Instead, wineries are encouraged to champion regional microclimates and singular vineyard sites.

https://winefolly.com/review/rioja-wine-gets-a-new-classification-system/?utm_campaign=12%2F13%2F2018+-+Weekly%3A+Rioja+Wines++%28MbMdWG%29&utm_medium=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D&utm_source=Wine+Folly+Newsletter

 

Opus One Sues Supplier Alleging Barrels Were Contaminated with TCA

A Napa Valley winery has filed a lawsuit for more than $470,000 over the sale of barrels allegedly contaminated with 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA), according to court records.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=207240

 

Total Wine and More Means Total Disruptor

But what really sets Total Wine apart from anyone else in the liquor industry, is its role as disruptor to the liquor legal landscape across the country.

http://irishliquorlawyer.com/total-wine-and-more-means-total-disruptor/

 

Label Lingo: Premier Cru vs. Grand Cru Champagne

What does it mean when you see premier cru or grand cru on a Champagne label?

https://video.winespectator.com/play/id/4651112516001/name/Label_Lingo:_Premier_Cru_vs+_Grand_Cru_Champagne_with_Duval+Leroy?utm_campaign=VTN121318&utm_source=Video-Theater-12-13-18&utm_medium=email

 

THE CURIOUS, WAX-COATED SAGA OF MAKER’S MARK’S ‘SLAM DUNK’ BOTTLES

Maker’s Mark’s iconic red wax seal makes it one of the most recognizable bottles on the brown liquor shelf. And it’s something Makers Mark takes very seriously.

https://vinepair.com/articles/makers-mark-slam-dunk-wax/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=87f7ab9ac3-Dec_14_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-87f7ab9ac3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-87f7ab9ac3-38937345&mc_cid=87f7ab9ac3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

POLICE IN ITALY SEIZE 750,000 LITRES OF PROSECCO

Italian police have seized 750,000 litres of Prosecco from two producers after they were found to have both added extra sugar to the wine during fermentation to increase the alcohol content, and to have exceeded their production quota.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/12/police-in-italy-seize-750000-litres-of-prosecco/

Am I Supposed to Serve the Wine My Guest Brings to Dinner?

So do we have to serve the wine friends bring or should we tuck it away and serve the wine we’ve chosen for the meal?

https://www.thekitchn.com/do-you-serve-the-wine-guest-brings-to-dinner-265321

Shedding Light on Wine Fraud with NMR Fingerprinting

Wine forgery takes place on a global scale, but is on the rise in central Europe.

https://www.technologynetworks.com/tn/articles/shedding-light-on-wine-fraud-with-nmr-fingerprinting-313144

Looking for a low-gluten beer? Here’s what you need to know

But is it really possible to avoid gluten if you drink beer? Do different types of beers have different levels of gluten?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-12-15/looking-for-a-low-gluten-beer-heres-what-you-need-to-know/10562248

 

Should cities and towns ban the small liquor bottles commonly referred to as ‘nips?’

A “nip” of an alcoholic beverage is a miniature 50 ml bottle that contains one measured shot of hard liquor. They are relatively inexpensive, running from $1 to $2 depending on the selection

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/globelocal/2018/12/13/should-cities-and-towns-ban-small-liquor-bottles-commonly-referred-nips/encCPo3IEjCAt9WNGKe9tJ/story.html

 

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