Liquor Industry News 03-02-20

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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03-02-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to Taste Wine

Scientists Link Moderate Wine Consumption to a Lower Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease

The Secret History of Presidents and Beer

 

 

Wine, corks and ecosystems

Closing a bottle with cork significantly reduces the carbon footprint of wine packaging and helps sustain vital ecosystems

https://theecologist.org/2020/feb/17/wine-corks-co2-sink

 

How To Avoid Red Wine Stains On Your Teeth?

Here’s the scoop on dental discoloration so you can take the right steps to maintain your pearly whites.

https://www.caribbeannationalweekly.com/lifestyle/health-fitness/how-to-avoid-red-wine-stains-on-your-teeth/

 

The Secret History of Presidents and Beer

It all started with George Washington.

https://vinepair.com/articles/president-beer-tradition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=edb26d4f69-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_14_10_42&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-edb26d4f69-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-edb26d4f69-38937345&mc_cid=edb26d4f69&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The curious case of the OLCC’s labeling battle with California’s Copper Cane Wines

Fourteen months later, Rutherford-based Copper Cane Wines & Provisions is still selling their wines in Oregon. The question is: why?

https://www.oregonlive.com/wine/2020/02/the-curious-case-of-the-olccs-labeling-battle-with-californias-copper-cane-wines.html

 

Dry January Is B.S. How About Moderation March?

So rather than swearing off alcohol for January, here’s my suggestion: Try moderation.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/dry-january-is-b-s-how-about-moderation-march

 

Upstate NY hemp winery, first in U.S., closes due to federal regulations

Sovereign Vines, based in Johnson City near Binghamton, may reopen if and when federal regulations make selling across state lines possible,

https://www.newyorkupstate.com/business/2020/02/upstate-ny-hemp-winery-first-in-us-closes-due-to-federal-regulations.html

 

4 Tips for Navigating the Menu When You’ve Already Had Enough

Here are a few tips to guide you through restaurant menus when client dinners are a must, but you can’t think about another big entree.

https://abalancedglass.com/30-days-of-discovery/2020/2/12/when-food-is-too-much-4-tips-for-navigating-the-menu-when-youve-already-had-enough

 

Where is the Curated Consumer Wine News?

Wouldn’t it be nice for a person with an editor’s mindset to begin delivering consumers something of a nightly newscast for wine.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/02/where-is-the-curated-consumer-wine-news/#comment-825633

 

MAREMMA TOSCANA DOC NOW THIRD LARGEST IN TUSCANY

The Maremma Toscana DOC consortium has reported an increase in its membership last year with numbers now totalling 314. It is now the third largest DOC in Tuscany, in terms of surface area.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/maremma-toscana-doc-now-third-largest-in-tuscany/

Wine vs. weed in Napa Valley

Some of the region’s storied vintners are sounding the alarm that California’s newest legal crop could damage the flavor — and brand — of their prized wines.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/18/wine-vs-weed-in-napa-valley-115322

 

4 Specific Challenges Of Pregnancy And New Motherhood While Working In Wine

Gender Imbalance Around Professional Progression

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/02/18/4-specific-challenges-of-pregnancy-and-new-motherhood-while-working-in-wine/#2dc2b97b1a96

 

There’s what in my wine? The gross ingredients in wine no one talks about

Most people aren’t even aware of what non-vegan ingredients are in wine.

https://vegansbaby.com/theres-what-in-my-wine-the-gross-ingredients-in-wine-no-one-talks-about/

 

Why Old Vine Wines Are So Special

Let’s figure out why these elderly grapevines are the real deal.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/why-old-vine-wines-are-so-special/

 

 

Your No-Fear Guide to Pâté, and What to Drink With It

While pâté typically includes liver, it does not need to.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chicken-liver-pate-foie-gras-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f32f4efef1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_14_11_51&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f32f4efef1-38937345&ct=t()&mc_cid=f32f4efef1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Americans trust food & beverage companies 2X more than corporations as a whole

 

Wine’s biggest challenge: Most AlcBev consumers don’t drink wine

 

50 of the Best Low Calorie Beers

Here are 50 of the best low calorie beers.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/lowest-calorie-beer

 

Is There Such Thing as Barrel Aging in Bamboo?

It is extremely uncommon, and for good reasons.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-bamboo-aging/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2c8e0a29a7-FEB_19_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2c8e0a29a7-38937345&mc_cid=2c8e0a29a7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Americans Prefer Red And Other Wine Facts

The survey, which was just released, revealed some interesting habits and findings.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanettehurt/2020/02/18/americans-prefer-red-and-other-wine-facts-to-toast-national-wine-day/#3f5233ba1057

 

 

Are we really saying that wine can’t compete with hard seltzer on… authenticity?

After years of strong growth, sales flattened in 2019. And younger drinkers (mostly the Millennial generation) have been slower to adopt wine as their beverage of choice than previous generations. So, what’s the outlook?

https://tablascreek.typepad.com/tablas/2020/02/are-we-really-saying-that-wine-cant-compete-with-hard-seltzer-on-authenticity.html

 

What Wine Twitter Taught Me About Wine

The seemingly innocuous tweet became a micro-phenomenon the way many viral tweets do

https://punchdrink.com/articles/what-wine-twitter-taught-me-about-wine-culture-james-suckling-jancis-robinson/

 

6 Winter Whites and What to Pair With Them

Read on for six winter whites and what to eat with them.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-winter-white-wine-pairing-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cfeec455f8-FEB_20_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cfeec455f8-38937345&mc_cid=cfeec455f8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Portugal looms large on wine map

The tiny, coastal Mediterranean country is about the size of Indiana, but it’s punching above its weight when it comes to producing better wines each year.

https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/02/19/portugal-looms-large-on-wine-map/

Scientists Link Moderate Wine Consumption to a Lower Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease

A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has found a link between moderate consumption of alcohol and a reduced chance of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD)

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/scientists-link-moderate-wine-consumption-to-lower-risk-of-kidney-disease

 

 

What’s a wine cave really for?

The vast majority of wine caves are not an amenity, but rather a tool for the production of an agricultural product

https://www.summitdaily.com/news/wine-ink-whats-a-wine-cave-really-for/

 

 

Why would a bottle of red wine bubble over like a bottle of Champagne?

Some bacteria could have been introduced, or some residual sugar was left and started a second fermentation.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/why-would-a-bottle-of-red-wine-bubble-over-like-a-bottle-of-champagne

 

Grand Cru Champagne – More than meets the eye

Grand Cru is certainly a useful indicator of quality especially if you’re completely stumped and have nothing else to go on, but these words are not the be-all-and-end all.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/grand-cru-champagne-more-than-meets-the-eye/

New Beer

Constellation Brands has partnered with country music star Luke Bryanto launch Two Lane American Golden Lager. Two Lane is at 4.2% abv and touts its use of only U.S.-sourced ingredients. The Two Lane brand also includes a line of 4.5% abv hard seltzers in Cherry Limeade, Blueberry Lemonade, Watermelon Punch, and Peach Tea flavors. The lager will first be available throughout the South on March 2 in 6- and 12-packs, as well as single pounders, with a 12-pack carrying a suggested price of $16. Two Lane will tour with Bryan during his upcoming summer tour, which begins May 28.

Thinking about Objectivity and Wine Tasting

Everyone from consumers to wine shop owners, to wine critics, to winemakers are in the business of distinguishing good wine from bad wine and communicating those distinctions to others

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/02/20/thinking-about-objectivity-and-wine-tasting/

Augmented reality from every USA wine label

Content for more than 10,000 American wine brands will be displayed on the Winerytale App in stunning augmented reality from July this year in a massive boost for the local industry.

https://winerytale.com/augmented-reality-from-every-usa-wine-label/

Villa Maria to launch film on Amazon Prime

The hour-long film provides an insight into the highs and lows of making wine and is set to launch on Amazon on 27 February.

https://drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/8714/Villa_Maria_to_launch_film_on_Amazon_Prime.html

 

 

CRUS BOURGEOIS UNVEILS NEW CLASSIFICATION

The classification covers 249 châteaux and ranks them as either Cru Bourgeois, Cru Bourgeois Supérieur or Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/crus-bourgeois-unveils-new-classification/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=ede5847825-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_20_10_35&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-ede5847825-64683881

 

 

SWEDISH ALCOHOL MONOPOLY SUES WINE APP VIVINO

In a complaint filed at Sweden’s patent and market court, Systembolaget stated: “Vivino’s sale of alcoholic drinks is in violation of the Alcohol Act and is illegal.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/swedish-alcohol-monopoly-sues-wine-app-vivino/

How to pair wine with Girl Scout cookies

Girl Scout cookie season is upon us – and what better way to celebrate than by combining them with wine

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/wine-pairings-for-girl-scout-cookies

Why Quality Photography Is Crucial To Your Winery’s Marketing Success

There are different types of photos and each has its rightful place and purpose. It’s important to include a variety of images including lifestyle, commercial, and product.

https://www.hwy29creative.com/blog/why-quality-photography-is-crucial-to-your-winerys-marketing-success

Making wine for cans: what you need to know

Research from the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) shows that the ‘wine in a can’ format has been a fast growing product category internationally, with segments of the US market leading the way.

https://winetitles.com.au/winemaking-for-cans-what-you-need-to-know/

Liquor, Wine or Beer? What to Drink if You’re Environmentally Conscious

How to reduce your environmental impact when consuming adult beverages.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/liquor-wine-or-beer-what-to-drink-if-youre-environmentally-conscious/2221749/

The Ultimate Guide to the Wide World of Fortified Wine

Fortification, the addition of grape spirit to wine either during or after fermentation, is a technique used to increase alcohol content and stop fermentation.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/02/21/guide-to-fortified-wine/

PAIRINGS FOR EACH STYLE OF CHAMPAGNE

Here’s some suggestions for you to keep in mind the next time you pop a bottle of bubbles.

https://www.finevintageltd.com/food-and-wine-pairing/understanding-champagne/

How to Taste Wine

So, want to learn how to taste and evaluate a glass of wine like an expert?

https://www-winemag-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.winemag.com/2015/08/25/how-to-taste-wine/amp/

 

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