Liquor Industry News 02-25-19

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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02-25-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Is wine a good mouthwash?

THE 30 BEST TEQUILAS FOR EVERY BUDGET

Here’s What a Case of Beer Costs in Every U.S. State

 

THE STICKY TRUTH ABOUT BUD LIGHT, MILLER LITE, AND CORN SYRUP

The campaign has consumers confused, competitors pissed, and corn farmers sorely disappointed

https://vinepair.com/articles/hop-take-bud-light-miller-coors-corntroversy/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=358dd7ae3d-Feb_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-358dd7ae3d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-358dd7ae3d-38937345&mc_cid=358dd7ae3d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Kentucky distillery numbers triple in a decade

The number of distilleries in Kentucky has more than tripled in 10 years, with Bourbon production contributing US$8.6 billion to the state’s economy annually, according to a recent report.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/02/kentucky-distillery-numbers-triple-in-a-decade/

IF I WANT TO CHILL A BOTTLE OF WINE QUICKLY IN MY FREEZER, WILL IT DAMAGE THE WINE?

Many of us have been in this situation. You have a warm bottle and you want to cool it quickly so you can drink it.

While I am a much bigger proponent of making an ice bath with water, ice, and salt, if you’re in a pinch and need to use your freezer, the wine should be fine. Just don’t forget about it. I find 30 minutes in the freezer does the trick.

If you walk away and forget about the wine for a few hours, what’s inside a frozen bottle will indeed be damaged. Freezing wine causes its fruit notes to disappear, even after it has thawed. It will accentuate flavors that many would consider bitter, including that astringent, alcohol taste. And if you leave the wine in the freezer for an even longer time, you risk it also becoming oxidized or getting freezer burn.

Suffice it to say, if you use your freezer to quickly cool that bottle, do not forget about it!

Three Finger Jack

Delicato Family Wines has launched Three Finger Jack East Side Ridge, a new Cabernet Sauvignon. Retailing at $22 750-ml., Three Finger Jack is sourced from vineyards on the east side of Lodi, with its name referencing a legendary outlaw who roamed the Sierra Foothills of California during the Gold Rush. Three Finger Jack East Side Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon is rolling out nationally.

 

Mnt Difficulty Sold

Foley Family Wines has acquired New Zealand’s Mt. Difficulty wine estate for NZ$52 million ($35m). According to the Otago Daily Times, the purchase includes just under 200 hectares (494 acres) of land in New Zealand’s Central Otago region, where the winery produces Pinot Noir, Riesling, and other varietals. The initial price was NZ$55 million ($23.6m) though the price was dropped after Foley committed to NZ$3 million ($2m) in expansion and investment. The purchase was first proposed in late 2017, but did not receive Overseas Investment Office approval until recently.

Using Half Bottles to Drive Sales

How sommeliers are using the 375-milliliter format to enhance guests’ experience and increase revenue

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/using-half-bottles-to-drive-sales/

The Wines You Should Buy in 2019, According to Critic Robert Parker

We’re living in a Golden Age of wine. Let’s raise a glass to the good stuff.

https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/robert-parkers-wine-picks-for-2841012/

Madeira’s Role in the Declaration of Independence

Delving into the history of Madeira and its place in the founding of America.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/219358/madeira-wine-history/

Trouble could be brewing at the MA State House for beer gardens

The local beer biz is buzzing right now over a bill filed on behalf of the restaurant industry to crack down on beer gardens.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/02/11/trouble-could-brewing-state-house-for-beer-gardens/m5aBWCtnXg6Pvv8IJPOeuI/story.html

Here’s What a Case of Beer Costs in Every U.S. State

Beer distribution is a weird animal. Not only do the same beers cost different amounts in each state, there are tons of beers you’ll have to cross state lines to dig up.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/cost-of-case-of-beer-in-every-state-2019

‘Rage Yoga’ Uses Beer, Cursing To Release Stress

Its not the typical yoga workout that you would imagine. “We actually take beer breaks during the class,”

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/02/11/rage-yoga-beer-cursing-release-stress/

Does Formal Wine Training Matter?

In winemaking, many have succeeded by learning on the job, without an additional degree in enology and viticulture.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/02/11/does-formal-wine-training-matter/

 

Your Quick Guide to New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Learn where the majority of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc comes from and the bottles that express the country’s unique terroir.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/02/11/quick-guide-to-new-zealand-sauvignon-blanc/

 

This Is the Best Red Wine to Pair with Steak

When you think of steak, you probably think of red wine. It’s the most classic pairing for the meat, and for good reason — it’s bold enough to hold up to every rich bite. What kind of red wine, though?

https://www.thekitchn.com/the-best-wine-to-pair-with-steak-265969

 

Stoli Launches Gator Bite, A Line Of Rum-Based Liqueurs

Stoli Group USA is introducing a new brand of rum-based liqueurs called Gator Bite. Launching first in Florida ahead of a national rollout, Gator Bite will include Satsuma- and coffee-flavored liqueurs retailing at $17 a 750-ml. and $20 a 1-liter. The Satsuma offering was previously marketed under Stoli’s Bayou rum range, and has enjoyed solid progress both as a mixer and shot, according to Lauren Ryan, vice president of marketing at Stoli Group USA. Ryan added that Stoli opted to launch the new Gator Bite range as its own separate brand as Bayou rum rebrands to become “a more premium, craft offering focused on its Louisiana roots.”

 

 

The Legalities of Hosting a Drink Event

Lawyers and event planners share tips for reducing the risk of alcohol-related accidents and limiting liability

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-legalities-of-hosting-a-drink-event/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=69798549&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–EKtbSYgaL6k9lymFSRXsrDibY-QCqj1GMcwEuwc3Hay6soxvKHxWjvi4OGaBcV0LY1CK0o0UfuAhHVkwS3eNOXLbQ7L36BdOUrNxQ0T8xVBT2Yvg&_hsmi=69798653

France Maintains its Wine Crown

Despite all the challenges facing the French wine industry, producers there have one reason to be cheerful at least – their wines are still the most popular on the planet.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/02/france-maintains-its-wine-crown

AMERICA’S TOP BEER-DRINKING HOLIDAYS, RANKED

Do most Americans drink beer at home on certain occasions, like Super Bowl Sunday? What about long weekends? Are there certain days or nights of the year when most of us go out and drop cash in bars and restaurants?

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-beer-holidays-rank-chart/

AMERICA’S TOP IMPORTED WINES OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS

Want to see how your favorite wine brands stack up? We charted data from the American Association of Wine Economists to compare three decades of wine imports.

https://vinepair.com/articles/top-wine-import-riunite-yellow-tail/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=63a63e66b0-Feb_13_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-63a63e66b0-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-63a63e66b0-38937345&mc_cid=63a63e66b0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Here’s why cabs aren’t being aged

Aging wine placed faith in balanced winemaking. But cabernet has changed to a softer, less age-worthy wine. Also, today’s instant-gratification crowd has little patience.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/9272224-181/berger-on-wine-heres-why

Is Red Wine Triggering Your Migraines?

New research sheds light on the complicated relationship between migraine headaches and alcohol

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Is-Red-Wine-Triggering-Your-Migraines

A Beginner’s Guide to Wines from Italy’s Piedmont

Famous for being the home of Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and Moscato d’Asti, there are many other wines from Italy’s Piedmont that shouldnt be overlooked.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/02/12/beginners-guide-wines-from-italys-piedmont/

Champagne vs. Cava (How To Save Money & Drink Better)

For those who love sparkling wines, you’re not going to want to miss this.

https://winefolly.com/episode/champagne-vs-cava-save-money-drink-better/

New Crown Royal Flavor

Crown Royal will launch a new Peach flavored whisky next month. At 35% abv, the limited edition Crown Royal Peach is recommended for drinking on the rocks or mixed with iced tea and will roll out nationally at $25 a 750-ml. Crown Royal, owned by Diageo, has seen flavored whiskies like its Regal Apple and Salted Caramel expressions boost growth lately. Overall, the brand’s net sales grew 4% in the U.S. in the company’s fiscal first half ended in December.

Can Beer Be Sexy?

There’s a reason we don’t equate beer with romance in the way we do Champagne or red wine, and it basically amounts to capitalism.

https://oct.co/essays/can-beer-be-sexy?utm_source=oct_nl_dek&mc_cid=c6141067f9&mc_eid=00cc7421f2

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING IS ‘A WASTE OF TIME’ IN ASIA

The concept of food and wine pairing in Asia is “a waste of time” due to the banqueting culture there, according to Hong Kong based Master of Wine Sarah Heller.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/food-and-wine-pairing-is-a-waste-of-time-in-asia/

Does Soaking in a Tub of Wine Really Do Anything?

May I present to you the three stages of a red wine soak

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/February-2019/Does-Soaking-in-a-Tub-of-Wine-Really-Do-Anything/

Vinsent’s New App Uses Blockchain to Disrupt Old-School Wine Purchasing

Users can log onto Vinsent’s app and select their preferred wine color, attributes (vegan, organic, etc.), country of origin, and budget. The app then gives them a selection of curated wines and descriptions, which users can select to add to their “cellar.” After the wine is bottled, it’s shipped directly to the buyer’s doorstep.

https://thespoon.tech/vinsents-new-app-uses-blockchain-to-disrupt-old-school-wine-purchasing/

Why produce organic wine?

For a growing number of wine producers, organic is not just a expanding market to tap into: it’s a fundamental philosophy of their business and a necessity for the longevity of their enterprise and land.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/02/06/Why-producers-are-turning-to-organic-wine?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright

Exploring Dry Wines from Classically Sweet Regions

Wine professionals discuss the emergence of dry wines in the Douro Valley, Tokaj, Sauternes, and Pantelleria

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/exploring-dry-wines-from-classically-sweet-regions/

Does a Glass of Wine Before Bed Help You Sleep?

Here’s What Science Has to Say

https://www.purewow.com/news/wine-before-bed-bad-idea

Exploring the Perception vs. Reality of Sweet and Dry Wines

Oh, I hear you trying to convince me of a particular varietal or style you’re drinking, but I know what you’re buying – and enjoying.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/exploring-the-perception-vs-reality-of-sweet-and-dry-wines/

New bill may allow underage students taste wine outside of classroom

An important bill for viticulture and enology students now includes allowing underage students in the major to drink at wineries.

https://dailyevergreen.com/48645/news/new-bill-may-allow-underage-students-taste-wine-outside-of-classroom/

Very Good Dogs Sniff Out TCA Taint, Rescue Wine

Cork taint is going to the dogs—literally. Chile-based cooperage

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Good-Dogs-Sniff-TCA-Cork-Taint-Natinga-Unfiltered

CARBON PRODUCED BY WINEMAKING ‘FIVE TIMES MORE CONCENTRATED THAN PLANES’

The strength of the carbon emissions created during the wine fermentation process is ‘five times more concentrated than planes and cars’, according to UC Davis professor, Roger Boulton.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/carbon-produced-by-winemaking-five-times-more-concentrated-than-planes/

THE 30 BEST TEQUILAS FOR EVERY BUDGET

According to the Distilled Spirits Council, Americans purchased 17.2 million 9-liter cases of tequila in 2017, and exports from Mexico to the U.S. increased nearly 200 percent in the last 10 years

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-tequilas-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=459df80334-Feb_15_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-459df80334-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-459df80334-38937345&mc_cid=459df80334&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE 18TH CENTURY CHEMIST WHO DISCOVERED OXYGEN AND CHANGED CHAMPAGNE AND BEER FOREVER

Much of the world’s thirst for bubbles, is thanks to Joseph Priestley, an 18th-century genius-of-all-trades.

https://vinepair.com/articles/champagne-beer-history-chemistry/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=459df80334-Feb_15_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-459df80334-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-459df80334-38937345&mc_cid=459df80334&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

AMERICA VS. FRANCE: WHICH COUNTRY DRINKS MORE WINE?

The French are drinking less wine than they used to, and Americans are picking up the slack.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/america-france-who-drinks-more-wine/

Wine to go? You can take your unfinished bottle of wine home from restaurants

Many people don’t know this but you can take your unfinished bottle of wine home from restaurants.

https://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/hampden-county/wine-to-go-you-can-take-your-unfinished-bottle-of-wine-home-from-restaurants/1783330927

Why Does Wine Only Stain Some People’s Teeth?

Maybe getting red wine stains on your teeth would be less embarrassing if it was a universal experience.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/571064/why-does-wine-only-stain-some-peoples-teeth

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wine Isn’t ‘Real’ Wine, and That’s O.K.

Bob Blue, Fetzer Vineyards’ winemaker and the unofficial baron of bourbon barrel-aged wines, famously describes his creation as a product of thrifty necessity

https://vinepair.com/articles/barrel-aged-wine-good-debate/

Is wine a good mouthwash?

If wine is good for cardiovascular health, could it also be good for oral health?

http://www.dentalproductsreport.com/dental/article/wine-good-mouth-wash

A ‘BREAKING BAD’ BEER LINE IS COMING SOON

Drink some “Schraderbräu” with your meth-dealing brother-in-law today.

https://www.maxim.com/food-drink/sony-pictures-trademarked-breaking-bad-beer-2019-2?utm_source=Daily%20Brew&utm_campaign=a38ead80b6-The%20Daily%20Brew:%20January%2011,%202018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-a38ead80b6-36686829

MA CCC chief: alcohol, marijuana regulation not the same

it is simply not practical to try to apply the framework for alcoholic beverage regulation to the cannabis industry and defended the way the Cannabis Control Commission established rules for and then rolled out the legal pot sector.

https://www.recorder.com/cannabis-booze-23476121?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=a38ead80b6-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-a38ead80b6-36686829

Italian Authorities Uncover Counterfeit Tignanello Wine Scheme

Three people have been arrested, accused of trying to sell fake bottles of the super Tuscan in Italy, Germany and Belgium

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Italian-Authorities-Uncover-Counterfeit-Tignanello

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition winners

More than 6,800 wines from 37 states and wine regions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico were entered into the 2019 competition.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/San-Francisco-Chronicle-Wine-Competition-winners-13620896.php

What’s the difference between wine labeled as “private bin” and “cellar selection”?

There aren’t any legally defined requirements for wine label that include reference to specific bins or cellar selections. But both terms suggest a special wine—something that stood out in the cellar and was bottled separately because of that.

You can add these to the list of legally undefined terms that wine brands use to make their wines stand out—like “old vine,” “reserve” or “natural“—and which can range from pure marketing to indications of truly special wines.

5 things you need to know about cabernet sauvignon

Cabernet sauvignon, perhaps the world’s most popular red wine grape.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-cabernet-sauvignon/2019/02/15/6e23d0d8-3095-11e9-8ad3-9a5b113ecd3c_story.html?utm_term=.723f8253e431

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/

Emilia-Romagna: Exploring Iconic Italian Flavors

Best known by Americans for its iconic food products—namely prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Balsamic vinegar, and its effervescent Lambrusco wines—there’s far more to Emilia-Romagna than these familiar tastes.

https://deborahparkerwong.com/2019/02/15/emilia-romagna-exploring-iconic-italian-flavors-at-enologica/

More wine drinkers are opting to skip stores for direct shipping

A growing number of consumers are taking advantage of the convenience and easy access to fine wines through this process that eliminates the retail and shipping middleman

http://www.sfexaminer.com/wine-drinkers-opting-skip-stores-direct-shipping/

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