Liquor Industry News 11-16-20

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS, OWE*

11-16-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How One Glass Of Wine Affects Your Body The Next Day

Guinness Releases Its First Holiday Beer Nationwide

The Marshmallow Mule Recipe

How Everclear Became the King of Grain Alcohol

This one brand manages to transcend all others, accounting for over 80 percent of all grain alcohol sales in America, according to data obtained from the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association.

https://vinepair.com/articles/everclear-alcohol-proof-percentage/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bd76de978e-NOV_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bd76de978e-38937345&mc_cid=bd76de978e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Uncorking The Basics Of Wine Insurance

Unfortunately, going without wine insurance could be a costly misstep.

https://www.forbes.com/advisor/homeowners-insurance/wine-insurance/

 

 

DISTILLERY LAUNCHES SMOKED VENISON-FLAVOURED WHISKEY

The distiller sourced the meat from a local farm and smoked it over wood from New Hampshire’s boreal forests. It was used to flavour a three-year-old white wheat whiskey

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/11/distillery-launches-smoked-venison-flavoured-whiskey/

 

Is it possible to visualize wine in terms of shapes, rather than words?

Many wine lovers describe wines in terms of shape, using words like “round,” “angular,” etc.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/is-it-possible-to-visualize-wine-in-terms-of-shapes-rather-than-words

 

Arsenic in Wine: Should You Be Concerned?

Unfortunately, some types of wine may contain unsafe levels of this element.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/arsenic-in-wine

 

White House or Wine House? The U.S. presidents’ favorite wines

From George Washington’s love of Madeira, to Thomas Jefferson’s French adorations, to JFK and Nixon’s respective appreciation of Champagne and Bordeaux, to the later promotion of American wines for state dinners, there’s much to discover on what the most powerful men in the world enjoyed having.

https://www.altiwineexchange.com/news/us-presidents

 

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO MOSCATO WINE

Many people don’t realize that ‘moscato wine’ can be a little misleading, as this generic term can actually mean a lot of different things.

https://www.winecountry.com/blog/moscato-wine/

 

Thanksgiving Wine Sale

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To get heaping helpings of savings for the holiday, shop within our sommelier-selected Thanksgiving Favorites! You’ll receive an extra 10% OFF any bottles (mix & match), or Buy 6+ bottles to receive FREE Ground Shipping too! Use code: SEASONS.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/products/catalog/thanksgiving-favorites-943

 

LOOKING FOR WINE IDEAS FOR MORE SEASONAL OCCASIONS?
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Check out our Holiday Pairing Packs, each featuring three selections that are perfect partners for your upcoming wine-worthy celebrations.
Use code: SEASONS.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/products/catalog/tasting-experiences-1049

 

Study links Van Gogh’s delirium to alcohol withdrawal

A pioneering study into Vincent van Gogh’s psychiatric health in the years immediately before his suicide has found that the artist had delirium, in part due to alcohol withdrawal after cutting off his ear and being admitted to hospital.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/nov/03/study-links-van-goghs-bouts-of-delirium-to-alcohol-withdrawal

 

Bacardi taps into at-home cocktails with Twistails pods

While the pods can be purchased separately in packs of six, the Twistails shaker and strainer is needed as the pods are designed to fit on the strainer, which has spikes to pierce the film on the pod.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/11/bacardi-taps-into-at-home-cocktails-with-twistails-pods/

 

The Logo Evolution of American Beer Brands Over Time

While some major brands have stood by their original logos, others have evolved through the years.

https://vinepair.com/articles/american-beer-logo-evolution/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=70dfd7a636-NOV_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-70dfd7a636-38937345&mc_cid=70dfd7a636&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

PINK PROSECCO APPROVED FOR EXPORT

Pink Prosecco was approved for export by the European Union last week, with the Italian government having already backed the sparkler in May.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/11/pink-prosecco-approved-for-export/

6 American Sparkling Wines You Need to Try

Overall, sparkling wine consumption grew more than 56 percent over the past decade in the United States.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-best-american-sparkling-wines/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=70dfd7a636-NOV_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-70dfd7a636-38937345&mc_cid=70dfd7a636&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wine Mix-Ups: More Common Than You Might Think

Local restaurateurs share stories of serving the wrong wines and other expensive mistakes.

https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/eat-and-drink/2020/11/wine-mix-ups

 

What Do ‘Legs’ Mean in Wine?

If you swirl wine in a glass and then set it down for a few seconds, you’ll see a weird thing happen.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/11/03/wine-legs-mean-good/

 

King of Wine Fraud Facing Freedom

He’s back! Rudy Kurniawan gets out of prison this week, so lock up your wine cellars.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/11/king-of-wine-fraud-facing-freedom

 

The Aveine Smart Wine Aerator

A gadget from a French startup that offers variable, instant aeration and a connected app platform for determining just the right amount of aeration that any particular wine you happen to be drinking requires.

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/04/aveines-smart-wine-aerator-is-a-huge-upgrade-for-wine-lovers-and-could-create-some-new-ones-too/

 

Online Occitanie wine school launches

Brush up on your knowledge of wine regions like Picpoul de Pinet, Cahors and more with a new online training program.

https://imbibe.com/news/online-occitanie-wine-school-launches/

http://suddefrance.co.uk/

A BOX CLUB FOR BEER FANS

Each month, we team up with a local brewery, collaborate on a sweet custom shirt design, and then send it to our members with coupons, stickers, a brewery bio, and more!

https://shirtsontap.com/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Ads&utm_campaign=General&fbclid=PAAabts9mO1CQDySsArY46zjR–o-Tbp860DyB8uCofSy4c-ZPARYA5pLbbRU

HOW WILL US ELECTION IMPACT FINE WINE?

Last year the current incumbent of the Oval Office, President Trump, embarked on a trade war with the European Union over subsidies given to Airbus, part of his ‘America First policy’, while the EU hit back pointing to beneficial subsidies the US had given to Boeing.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/11/how-will-us-election-impact-fine-wine/

Wine People vs. Beer People

In the interest of not taking either of these libations too seriously, let’s take a look at 7 differences between wine people and beer people.

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/wine-people-vs-beer-people/?utm_campaign=napa-fires-winemaking-magnum-sale&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

The Marshmallow Mule Recipe

The Marshmallow Mule, a drink that mixes vodka and soda with a rich toasted marshmallow and ginger syrup,

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/the-marshmallow-mule-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=41354167f5-NOV_5_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-41354167f5-38937345&mc_cid=41354167f5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Red Wine Pot Roast Recipe

This is a no-frills dish that’s ideal for any occasion.

https://sweetandsavorymeals.com/red-wine-pot-roast-recipe/

 

How a simple brain training program could help you stay away from alcohol

A new form of brain training can have positive results for people going through detox.

https://theconversation.com/how-a-simple-brain-training-program-could-help-you-stay-away-from-alcohol-148431

 

Do Emerging Wine Regions Need a Signature Variety to Break Out?

Is the key to success really just honing in on a certain grape, or are there other more complex factors at play?

https://vinepair.com/articles/emerging-wine-regions-signature-variety/

 

Guinness Releases Its First Holiday Beer Nationwide

The brewery’s U.S. headquarters is releasing the brand’s first holiday beer this year as the third in what we can expect will become a long line of national offerings

https://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2020/11/05/guinness-releases-its-first-holiday-beer-nationwide/?sh=2f79888a5dc1

 

How One Glass Of Wine Affects Your Body The Next Day

Having a glass of Pinot Noir with dinner can seem like no biggie, but sometimes a hangover is your reward for your moderation anyway.

https://www.bustle.com/wellness/how-one-glass-of-wine-affects-your-body-doctors

 

Delicato files trademark lawsuit against a backpack manufacturer over the name “BOTA”

Delicato alleges that the South San Francisco company, BOTA Backpack, is using a name that is confusingly similar to Delicato’s “BOTA” wine, according to the complaint filed Oct. 30 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=238225

FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS: ART OR SCIENCE?

Is it subjective to a diner’s specific tastes, or are there hard and fast, science-backed rules to be followed?

https://grapecollective.com/articles/food-and-wine-pairings-art-or-science

 

Organic Vs. Biodynamic Wine

While the following is a very simplified overview, we encourage you to dig deeper with our more in-depth discussions of Organic and Biodynamic wine.

https://naturalmerchants.com/organicwines/organic-vs-biodynamic/

12 Things You Should Know About Kim Crawford Wines

The U.S. saw its first bottles of Kim Crawford Wines in 1998, two years after the company’s founding. Since then, it has gained a cult-like following here in the States.

https://vinepair.com/articles/kim-crawford-wine-guide-sauvignon-blanc/

From the Gridiron to the Vineyard

Last year, Woodson launched his new $20 label at his alma mater University of Michigan.

WE HAVE IN STOCK!

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/from-the-gridiron-to-the-vineyard

GIFT SETS FOR EVERY OCCASION

Franklin Wine Club

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Its that time of year and here are some gift ideas!

All of our gift sets arrive in our luxurious packaging
for the ultimate unboxing experience.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/products/catalog/gift-sets-879

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

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Sounds pretty good these days.

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