Liquor Industry News 01-03-22

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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01-03-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Ten Wine Tips for Beginners
10 of the Best Baileys Cocktail Recipes

The 10 most popular beers in the world in 2021

 

Covid Clobbers South African Wine Again

The country’s wineries face another shutdown as Covid – and the government response – threaten to cripple the industry.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/12/covid-clobbers-south-african-wine-again

Why we are never going to know whether wine is good for us, or not

There has been ongoing debate about whether consumption of wine has any health benefits,

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2021/12/why-we-are-never-going-to-know-whether.html

What Does ‘Cuvée’ Mean in Wine?

Cuvée is a term that appears on many wine labels but can have multiple meanings.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/11/02/cuvee-wine-definition/

The Legendary Study That Embarrassed Wine Experts Across the Globe

Nobody remembers the 2001 winner of Amorim Academy’s annual competition to crown the greatest contribution to the science of wine

https://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2014/08/the_most_infamous_study_on_wine_tasting.html

The History of Sangria

But traditional sangria goes back — way back — as wine mixed with whatever is nearby.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-history-of-sangria/

Liechtenstein Wine

Liechtenstein is a small, landlocked country in central Europe, wedged between eastern Switzerland and western Austria.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/regions-liechtenstein

Is That Dill in Your Wine?

Wine can taste and smell like other foods and herbs. Here’s why

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/wine-aromas-explained/

Do I Need to Tip on Wine at a Restaurant if the Bottle Was Very Expensive?

If you can afford to order a bottle of wine when you’re out, you can afford to tip 20 percent on the bottle, just as you do the food.

https://vinepair.com/articles/tipping-with-expensive-bottle-advice/

Are Mini Kegs the Next Trendlet in Craft Beer?

Mini kegs have never exactly been a thing in America, certainly not a craft beer thing.

https://vinepair.com/articles/mini-kegs-trend-craft-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4419abd6b2-DEC_21_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4419abd6b2-38937345&mc_cid=4419abd6b2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The 10 most popular beers in the world in 2021, according to Untappd

Though big names dominate the list, there are some surprising new entries on the list of the 10 most popular beers in the world in 2021, according to data from Untappd.

Pattaya, Thailand – September 18, 2016: Thailand, Pattaya : Pint of beer served at Guinness Brewery on September 18, 2016 in Pattaya.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/12/the-10-most-popular-beers-in-the-world-in-2021-according-to-untappd/

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

Most wine lovers associate Piedmont with the famous reds of Barolo, but as anyone who has visited the region knows, it’s large, complex and full of surprises. A thousand books could be written on Piedmont.

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

How to Taste Wine

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

https://www.winemag.com/2015/08/25/how-to-taste-wine/

6 Dos and Don’ts for Every Hot Toddy

A double whammy of booze and warmth, it serves the perfect antidote to winter chills and common colds, even if the latter may be solely by means of placebo.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dos-donts-hot-toddy/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2d4d7a576a-DEC_22_2021_&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2d4d7a576a-38937345&mc_cid=2d4d7a576a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Today’s Abundance of Wine Grape Varieties Descended from Fruit Bred in Western Asia

As grapes moved throughout Europe, people interbred domesticated vines with wild fruit.

https://www.insidescience.org/news/todays-abundance-wine-grape-varieties-descended-fruit-bred-western-asia

The History of Champagne

Wine has been made for over 7,000 years, and effervescent wine for just as long since sealing wine before the fermentation is complete will naturally produce it.

https://www.worldhistory.org/article/1913/the-history-of-champagne/

Are Natural Wines Healthier or a Marketing Gimmick?

But what is natural wine, exactly, and is it really healthier than conventional wine?

https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/are-natural-wines-healthier-or-a-marketing-gimmick/

Timorasso, The Forgotten Piedmont Grape That Made A Comeback: Interpreted By Carlo Lorenzo Bottazzi

One of the great Italian grape varieties has been brought back to life

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2021/12/21/timorasso-the-forgotten-piedmont-grape-that-made-a-comeback-interpreted-by-carlo-lorenzo-bottazzi/?sh=60877f1d6206

How to read wine tasting notes

Wine tasting notes do not have to be as mysterious as they sometimes seem.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/how-to/how-to-read-tasting-notes-51254/

Can Added Sulfites in Wine Actually Prevent Headaches?

New research finds that even small additions of the compound can eliminate molecules believed to cause adverse reactions to certain wines

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/can-added-sulfites-in-wine-actually-prevent-headaches

On Top of the World: The Crisp White Wines of Italy’s Alto Adige

Wedged between Austria and Switzerland in the Dolomite mountains, Alto Adige is Italy’s northernmost wine producing area and turns out some of the country’s most lauded white wines.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/12/22/alto-adige-white-wine-guide/

Shortage of key ingredient puts Australia’s 2022 wine vintage at risk

With the bulk of DAP fertiliser imported from China, small-to-medium producers may not secure enough in time for harvest

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/dec/24/shortage-of-key-ingredient-puts-australias-2022-wine-vintage-at-risk

European Wine Law is Instrumental to Success of Barolo, Chianti, and Sicily

The concept of the Protected Denomination of Origin (PDO) was established by the European Union to codify quality expectations and to protect labeling names by origin for food, agricultural products, and wine.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/european-wine-law-instrumental-success-180000121.html

All About Chianti: The Lifestyle, the Region, and the Wine
Few wines embody a location the way Chianti embodies Tuscany.

https://vinepair.com/articles/all-about-chianti/

10 of the Best Baileys Cocktail Recipes

 Baileys often plays a starring role in such cocktails, imparting a chocolaty, creamy flavor with the enticing bite of Irish whiskey.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-baileys-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2b240efad9-DEC_24_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2b240efad9-38937345&mc_cid=2b240efad9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A New Type of Gimmick Wine Has Hit the Market

Wine companies are matching fast food with fear of missing out

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/food-wine-pairing-gimmicks/

Chinese Laborers Built Sonoma’s Wineries. Racist Neighbors Drove Them Out

In Sonoma Valley about an hour north of San Francisco, there are many reminders of the immigrants who built California’s wine industry: tasting rooms that look like Italian villas or signs bearing French names

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/07/13/536822541/the-forgotten-chinese-who-built-sonoma-s-wineries

‘Leave it until the morning after’: how to properly wash wine glasses

Whether you’re chucking them in the dishwasher or rinsing them by hand, cleaning your best glasses requires care – and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/dec/25/leave-it-until-the-morning-after-how-to-properly-wash-wine-glasses

Ten Wine Tips for Beginners

Tips

https://www.winemag.com/2017/04/27/ten-wine-tips-for-beginners/

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

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