Liquor Industry News/Links 02-04-19

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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02-04-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

The Best Wine Regions for Ski Vacations

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MILAGRO TEQUILA

JAPAN’S BEER SHIPMENTS HIT RECORD LOW IN 2018

AND MORE!

 

Smore Beer

The Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas—known for its Shiner Bock label—is releasing a new beer, Shiner S’more, inspired by and containing the flavor profile of the classic campfire food. The 5.0%-abv ale retails at $11 a 6-pack and is rolling out nationwide in conjunction with the brewer’s 110th anniversary. Shiner’s parent company Gambrinus, which also owns Trumer Brewery in Berkeley and BridgePort Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon, is among the top 10 largest craft brewers in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association.

IN STOCK

Many migraine sufferers wary of alcohol as a headache trigger

Among more than 2,000 migraine patients in the Netherlands, more than a third said alcohol was a migraine trigger for them.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-migraine-alcohol/many-migraine-sufferers-wary-of-alcohol-as-a-headache-trigger-idUSKCN1PF1OQ

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TURN TEQUILA WASTE INTO FLOUR

They’re combating the massive amount of pollution caused by the tequila industry.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/01/university-students-turn-tequila-waste-into-flour/

A Glass Of Wine Before Bed Helps You Lose Weight, According To New Reports

If you’re worried about your love for wine preventing you from weight loss (or impacting your metabolism), science is here to tell you it might actually do your body some good.

https://www.elle.com.au/health-fitness/wine-before-bed-helps-lose-weight-19709

The Future of Wine: No Corks, No Vintages, and Maybe No Grapes

Winemakers are working on unusual solutions to the problem of climate change

https://medium.com/s/2069/the-future-of-wine-no-corks-no-vintages-and-maybe-no-grapes-996588b20fa0

Tito’s targets dog lovers with new distribution deal

Texas-made vodka Tito’s has agreed a new distribution deal in Germany, which it hopes will highlight its position as the ‘vodka for dog people’.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/01/titos-targets-dog-lovers-with-new-distribution-deal/

CLIMATE CHANGE: TAYLOR’S PORT CALLS ON WINE INDUSTRY TO TAKE ACTION

Climate change is the biggest challenge facing modern agriculture, with viticulture seemingly on the front line, according not only to a number of scientific bodies, but Port producer Taylor’s, which has issued one of the loudest rallying cries for the wine industry to take action.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/01/climate-change-fladgate-calls-on-wine-industry-to-take-action/

INTER RHÔNE WELCOMES NEW AOC

The appellations of Château Grillet and Clairette de Die are among seven wine and spirit AOCs/GIs to fall under the umbrella of trade body Inter Rhône.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/01/inter-rhone-welcomes-new-aoc/

Which wines have the most tannins? How can you tell?

All wines have tannins, which are naturally occurring polyphenols. There are a lot of foods that have tannins, including berries, beans, chocolate and berries. The tannins in wine are absorbed from grape skins, stems and seeds (and a small amount can be absorbed from oak barrels).

Tannins aren’t something you taste, but they are something you feel, and are an important part of a wine’s structure (that said, a wine with a lot of tannins can taste bitter). Tannins create that sensation of tugging on your cheeks, and can make a wine seem chewy or drying. For those not familiar, it’s similar to the mouth-puckering sensation of drinking strong black tea (which also has tannins). But tannins can also be velvety and supple.

You won’t know by looking at a wine how tannic it is. But red wines tend to have more tannins than white wines. That’s because red wines go through maceration, a process of steeping the grape skins in the wine to extract color and tannins—like a strong cup of tea—while white wines have limited tannins because the juice is typically separated from the grape skins and seeds soon after the grapes are crushed.

Lots of winemaking decisions can impact how tannic a wine is, starting with the grape variety (some varieties have more tannins than others). Harvest conditions, the temperature and duration of fermentations and macerations and other winemaking choices will also affect how tannic a wine is. Winemakers can even add powdered tannins if they feel a wine lacks structure.

The wines that tend to be most tannic are big, dense reds like Nebbiolo, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Cabernet.

JAPAN’S BEER SHIPMENTS HIT RECORD LOW IN 2018

Japan’s beer shipments have been dropping for 14 consecutive years, and hit a new record low in 2018 with another 2.5% dip, according to figures published by five major breweries last week.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/01/japans-beer-shipments-hit-record-low-in-2018/

HUGE’ POTENTIAL OF ENGLISH PINOT NOIR REMAINS ‘UNTAPPED’

Pinot Noir has “huge” untapped potential to become one of UK’s leading still wines, a prominent English winemaker has claimed.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/01/potential-of-english-pinot-noir-remains-untapped/

NEW ‘INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY’ ONLINE COURSE LAUNCHED

The course is aimed at beginners and will cover the basics of whisky.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/01/new-introduction-to-whisky-online-course-launched/

Answering some of those ‘is-it-true’ questions about wine

It seems like the internet is loaded with crazy ideas of how to make something better.

https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/lifestyle/food/ac-cn-wine-20190123-story.html

Interesting wine facts

What is the difference between pinot noir and Burgundy? And More!

https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190122/clemens-interesting-wine-facts

Red Wine hot chocolate and other winter wine cocktails

What better way to embrace the cold weather than by enjoying a relaxing night in with delicious cocktails and indulgent treats?

https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/living/food-and-drink/red-wine-hot-chocolate-and-other-winter-wine-cocktails-277965/

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MILAGRO TEQUILA

Borne of the late-1990s Mexico City club scene, Milagro sought to encapsulate its roots in a bottle. It was acquired by William Grant & Sons in 2006 and is now distributed nationwide in the U.S., as well as in several markets around the world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/milagro-tequila-guide-review-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=02ed6925ce-Jan_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-02ed6925ce-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-02ed6925ce-38937345&mc_cid=02ed6925ce&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Hop Water, a Non-Alcoholic Favorite of Brewers, Goes Mainstream

After a long day on the canning line, sometimes the last thing a brewer wants is a beer. Enter hop water

https://oct.co/essays/hop-water-non-alcoholic-beer?utm_source=oct_nl_&mc_cid=70943ab08b&mc_eid=00cc7421f2

Wine Retail Rant (Why Grocery Store Wines Are Rigged)

If you’re looking to improve the quality of wine you drink, stop buying wine from *most* grocery stores.

https://winefolly.com/update/wine-retail-rant-why-grocery-store-wines-are-rigged/?utm_campaign=1/24/2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Wine%20Retail%2C%20Multi-label%20Brands%2C%20Digital%20Maps%21%20%28HSPBP2%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

Big Wine Brands vs. Independent Wineries

Let’s take a closer look at the differences between big brands and independent wineries to uncover how where you shop really affects the wines you see and the bottles you bring home.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-brands-vs-independent-producers/?utm_campaign=1/24/2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Wine%20Retail%2C%20Multi-label%20Brands%2C%20Digital%20Maps%21%20%28HSPBP2%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

9 Good Things That Happen From Drinking A Daily Glass Of Wine

We’ve all heard that a glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away but just how factual is it?

https://www.longevitylive.com/anti-aging-beauty/benefits-glass-wine-daily/

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Is a Global Success Story, Whether Wine Critics Like It or Not

New Zealand’s wine output counts for little over 1 percent of the world’s total, and yet it turned a scarcely known, little-loved grape into a global powerhouse.

https://vinepair.com/articles/new-zealand-sauvignon-blanc-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1cc39fc65e-Jan_24_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1cc39fc65e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-1cc39fc65e-38937345&mc_cid=1cc39fc65e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

REP. DAVID TRONE’S WINE COMPANY SEEKS TO OVERTURN A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

David Trone was elected in 2018 to fill the seat of John Delaney, who seems to think that he’s running for president. Trone won a spirited primary with the assistance of $14.2 million in self-funded contributions and another $3.25 million in personal loans. This available fortune was generated from Trone’s personal alcoholic beverage empire. Total Wine, which Trone co-founded with his brother, is America’s largest privately owned retailer of beer, wine, and liquor, with 193 stores in 23 states.

https://theintercept.com/2019/01/23/total-wine-david-trone-congress/

Buffalo Trace Distillery offers virtual tours

Sazerac-owned Bourbon brand Buffalo Trace hopes to bring fans closer to its Kentucky distillery through a new virtual tour.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/01/buffalo-trace-distillery-offers-virtual-tours/

CHINA’S WINE PRODUCTION DROPS BY NEARLY 40% IN 2018

China’s wine production has plunged 37.16% to 6.29 million hectolitres in 2018, down from 2017’s 10.01 million hectolitres, the sharpest drop ever recorded.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/01/chinas-wine-production-drops-by-nearly-40-in-2018/

The 10 Cheeses You Need to Know to Understand All Cheese Ever

Cheesemonger Liz Thorpe, formerly of NYC’s legendary Murray’s Cheese, devised a system to demystify cheese, helping mere mortals explore the category.

https://vinepair.com/articles/cheese-basics-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=faaa5880f4-Jan_25_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-faaa5880f4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-faaa5880f4-38937345&mc_cid=faaa5880f4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What Do You Sell When You Sell Wine?

When you sell wine you are selling the image of wine as well.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2019/01/24/what-do-you-sell-when-you-sell-wine/

AUSTRALIAN WINE BY REGION AND STYLE

Few corners of the wine world defy its stereotype more than Australia.

https://www.winemag.com/australia-wine-basics/

5 Tips For Discovering New Wines You’ll Love

Wine shops tailor their inventory to their customers rather than a corporate footprint—owners will often make special orders, conduct classes or tastings and spend dedicated time curating their offering because they care what you think.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2019/01/25/5-tips-for-discovering-new-wines-youll-love/#1c54e54c292c

The Best Wine Regions for Ski Vacations

The vineyards may be covered in snow, but you can still drink the wine. Here are eight regions that are also home to some of the world’s best skiing.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/01/25/best-wine-regions-for-ski-vacations/

Corsica wines reflect history of conflict and conquest

Of course, the island culture has been heavily influenced by Italy and France as well, due to proximity. But all things considered, the locals who were born there consider themselves Corsican, not French

https://edmontonjournal.com/life/food/wine-column-corsica-wines-reflect-history-of-conflict-and-conquest

How to cool your wine quickly without watering it down

There is nothing better than a cool glass of wine on a hot day, but adding ice cubes to your drink can change the taste.

https://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/food-drink/how-to-cool-your-wine-quickly-without-watering-it-down-18965280

 

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