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October 22, 2019

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Liquor Industry News 10-21-19

October 21, 2019

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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10-21-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

‘Weed moms’ are the new ‘wine moms’

What’s in Your Wine?

Sam Adams Is Releasing a $200 Beer That’s Illegal in Over a Dozen States

 

 

PUT ‘CHEMGRO’ ON WINES PRODUCED USING PESTICIDES

“Why is it that it is organic that has to be certified; it should be the other way round should, it should state that it is chemgro,”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/put-chemgro-on-wines-produced-using-pesticides/

Sutter Home Winery Inc. Sues New York company for allegedly misusing “Napa Cellars” trademark

Sutter Home Winery Inc. is suing a New York-based wine company for up to $2 million for alleged trademark infringement for misusing the Napa Valley company’s trademark “Napa Cellars,” according to the lawsuit.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=220569

Winery websites at the heart of lawsuits over ADA compliance online

ADA compliance online remains something of a gray area, though, because there are no established standards for how to make a website ADA compliant

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/winery-websites-at-the-heart-of-lawsuits-over-ada-compliance/article_7a4535e3-a8aa-5ac5-ad7e-4ff0c2dd8be3.html

Hey, White Claw fans. You’ve got alcohol all wrong.

Why does alcohol have to be healthy? Why can’t it just be recreational?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/10/04/hey-white-claw-fans-youve-got-alcohol-all-wrong/

‘Alcoholic Tide Pods’: Everyone is very confused about the newest way to drink whisky

That’s right: They’re alcoholic Tide Pods.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Alcoholic-Tide-Pods-Everyone-is-very-confused-14497570.php

5 Must-Have Bottles For A Memorable (And Successful) Wine Tasting Party

You could do a wine tasting party for friends pretty easily. Or you could give it some effort and do a wine tasting party for friends right.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/10/06/5-must-have-bottles-for-a-memorable-and-successful-wine-tasting-party/#2ca3caf72016

Is alcohol RUINING your looks? Expert reveals the tell-tale signs of ‘wine face’

alcohol is a ‘key offender’ into why your face could start to see signs of ageing.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7537771/Expert-reveals-tell-tale-signs-wine-face-including-fine-lines-dry-patches-dullness.html

Ireland’s favorite liquor revealed and it’s not Irish whiskey or gin

Sorry whiskey and gin lovers but it seems that Ireland has a strong penchant for a more unlikely spirit with vodka coming on top as Ireland’s favorite liquor.

https://www.irishcentral.com/news/irelands-favorite-liquor

11 Things You Should Know About Heaven Hill Distillery

The largest family-owned and operated distillery in the U.S. It’s also the second-largest holder of barrels in the world, and one of the country’s largest spirits suppliers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/heaven-hill-distillery/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=93eede6f8c-OCT_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-93eede6f8c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-93eede6f8c-38937345&mc_cid=93eede6f8c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A TV Series Chronicling Anheuser-Busch Family Story Is Coming

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 101 Studios, the studio behind hit cable TV show Yellowstone, is developing the series entitled Under the Influence.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/anheuser-busch-budweiser-series/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=93eede6f8c-OCT_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-93eede6f8c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-93eede6f8c-38937345&mc_cid=93eede6f8c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A Wine Guide to Hawaii, Island by Island

Hawaii also boasts a handful of homegrown wineries.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/07/hawaii-wine-guide-island-by-island/

The three inventions that created the modern wine world

Whenever anyone discusses the history of wine, three men generally go unmentioned

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/three-inventions-created-modern-wine-world

Are Wine Ambassadors Worth the Time and Money?

The role of the ambassador has been expanding in the last 10 years.

https://acevola.blogspot.com/2019/10/are-wine-ambassadors-worth-time-and.html

RIBERA DEL DUERO COUNCIL APPROVES DO STATUS FOR WHITE WINE

315 or so producers across the DO to produce and sell white wines using the DO label on the bottle. Previously, white wine production in Ribera del Duero was limited to one protected geographical indication, Castilla y Leon IGP, and accounted for less than 3% of the region’s wine production.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/ribera-del-duero-council-approves-do-status-for-white-wine/

THIS IS RIOJA’S ‘FIRST’ OFFICIAL SINGLE VINEYARD WINE

Called Canterabuey, it is the first Rioja wine to gain a Viñedo Singular certification.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/spanish-estate-launches-riojas-first-certified-single-vineyard-wine/

How Red Wine is Made

Red wine production requires no cooking or ingredients besides grapes, yeast and, usually, sulfur dioxide as a preservative.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/08/how-red-wine-is-made/

Whiskey Pods Are Tailor-Made for American Drinkers

The pods drew quick comparisons to everything from Jell-O shots to Gushers fruit snacks, in addition to the laundry-detergent capsules that became a meme in 2018 after several dozen teens ate them on YouTube.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/10/scotch-pods/599662/

Sam Adams Is Releasing a $200 Beer That’s Illegal in Over a Dozen States

The brewery describes it as having “a deep, rich, malty smoothness reminiscent of a vintage Port, Cognac, or fine Sherry.”

IN STOCK SOON!

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/sam-adams-utopias-2019

Tanqueray launches Citrus Heart cocktail bitters

La Pietra, of Sub Astor in São Paulo, collaborated with Diageo global cocktailian Lauren Mote to create the Tanqueray No. Ten Tropical Citrus Heart Bitters inspired by ingredients from the Amazon rainforest.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/tanqueray-launches-citrus-heart-cocktail-bitters/

Catena Branches Into Natural Wine

Argentinian winery Bodega y Viñedos Catena is launching La Marchigiana, a trio of natural wines that pays homage to the Catena family’s winemaking roots in 19th-century Italy. The limited-production bottlings of Criolla Chica, Chardonnay, and Bonarda are fermented and aged in tinajas, traditional clay pots like those used by winery founder Nicola Catena when he arrived in Argentina from Le Marche, Italy, more than 100 years ago. Each of the three varieties is a 2017 vintage, now available in the U.S. through MundoVino, a division of Winebow, retailing at $35 a 750-ml. The Catena brand sells approximately 165,000 cases annually, according to Impact Databank.

Sonoma County wineries continue the grape harvest using backup power

The preemptive power shutdown to help curtail potential fires comes at a crucial time as wineries are taking in late red grape varieties into their crush pads along the North Coast

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/10152465-181/many-sonoma-county-wineries-have

Autolysis: When Yeast Die for the Wine Drinker’s Pleasure

When yeast have completed their primary task and fermentable sugars have turned to alcohol, the energetic yeast begin to rest and settle to the bottom of the fermentation vessel. Many styles of wine require winemakers to then rack, or move, the wine into another vessel and away from a majority of the yeast.

https://growlermag.com/autolysis-when-yeast-die-for-the-wine-drinkers-pleasure/

Everything You Need to Know About Hosting a Fall Wine Tasting Party

Here’s what you need to know for a successful sipping soiree.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/209195/wine-tasting-party-tips/

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Virginia Wine

Virginia ranks sixth in the nation’s top wine-producing states

https://vinepair.com/articles/heres-everything-you-need-to-know-about-virginia-wine-infographic/

Meet Bolé, Italy’s Newest Sparkling Wine Made In Romagna

Bolé is the first expression of Novebolle, Italy’s newest Spumante DOC, and is part of a larger cultural project designed to put Romagna on the map.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/liviahengel/2019/10/09/meet-bole-spumante-sparkling-wine-romagna/#1635f2d36769

Are Restaurant Wine Pairings Worth It?

In theory, it’s a fun and liberating way to experience drinks that you might otherwise not sample, thoughtfully paired with each dish.

https://vinepair.com/articles/are-restaurant-wine-pairings-worth-it/

How Wine Importers Are Reacting to Trump’s New Tariffs

A silver lining for consumers is that though the price of some wines will almost certainly increase, overall, wine drinkers shouldn’t see the full cost of these import duties.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/wine-importers-reacting-trumps-tariffs-162524278.html

Boston Needs to Reform Its Liquor Licensing Laws. Here’s How

The prohibitive cost of a liquor license creates an enormous barrier to entry and perverse incentives.

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/2019/10/10/liquor-license-reform/

Introducing The Oenobeer, A Cross Between Beer And Wine

Oenobeer, a new type of liquid that tastes something like a mix between beer, wine, and mead.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kennygould/2019/10/10/introducing-the-oenobeer-a-cross-between-beer-and-wine/#45c39ff71bb4

Baker’s Bourbon

Beam Suntory has revamped Baker’s Bourbon, keeping its seven-year age minimum and proof, but switching the whiskey to a single barrel bottling. The 53.5% abv Bourbon will also receive new packaging featuring the specific age of the barrel, the warehouse where it aged, and the barreling date. The new single barrel Baker’s will retail at $60. To commemorate the change, the company is also releasing the first limited-edition Baker’s bottling—a 13-year-old single barrel expression—positioned at $99 a 750-ml. Both the newly rebranded Baker’s and the brand’s limited-edition whiskey are now available across the U.S. Baker’s had U.S. volume of 7,000 cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

CARLSBERG UNVEILS ‘WORLD’S FIRST’ PAPER BEER BOTTLE

The bottle forms part of Carlsberg’s Together Towards Zero initiative, which includes a commitment to reach zero carbon emissions and a 30% reduction in its “full-value-chain carbon footprint” by 2030.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/carlsberg-unveils-worlds-first-paper-beer-bottle/

Pliny the Elder, the First Wine Critic and Why He Still Matters

He may have also been one of the first wine critics.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/10/pliny-the-elder-first-wine-critic/

Why you don’t put wine in a blender, and the other wine gaffes of ‘Succession’

Should we all be hyper-decanting?!

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/movies-tv/why-you-dont-put-wine-in-a-blender-and-the-other-wine-gaffes-of-succession

America’s Favorite Wine Grapes

What do Zinfandel, Riesling, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc all have in common? Well, for a start, none of them even make the top 10 of America’s favorite wine grapes.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/10/americas-favorite-wine-grapes

Blind Tasting Wine Is a Cool Party Trick That’s Professionally Invaluable

The ability to identify a wine “blind” might seem like little more than a party trick to those outside the wine trade, but many industry professionals believe it’s an invaluable skill.

https://vinepair.com/articles/blind-tasting-wine-professionals/

Guided Bug & Wine Pairing

Like a wine and cheese pairing, minus the cheese (and plus the bugs)!

https://www.atlasobscura.com/experiences/guided-bug-wine-pairing

What’s in Your Wine?

Wine has a reputation as a simple, one-ingredient drink. But that all-natural street cred can be misleading.

https://drfranklipman.com/2019/10/11/whats-in-your-wine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=whats-in-your-wine

‘Weed moms’ are the new ‘wine moms’

Parents.com told ABC News’ Good Morning Americathat more moms are opening up about their marijuana use than ever before.

https://wtop.com/health-fitness/2019/10/weed-moms-are-the-new-wine-moms/

 

How some white wine is actually made from red grapes

Grape juice in itself always comes white, as the skin is responsible for the color which ends up in your glass.

https://www.mylondon.news/news/uk-world-news/how-white-wine-actually-made-17058274

 

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Liquor Industry News 10-14-19

October 14, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

10-14-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How Meditation Can Make Your Champagne Taste Better

US to impose 25% tariff on single malt Scotch and MORE!

Hershey’s and Yuengling make chocolate beer

 

An Introduction to Five of Australia’s Cool-Climate Wine Regions

A look at five of Australia’s cool climate wine regions and the wines to get to know in them.

https://vinepair.com/articles/australias-cool-climate-wine-regions-infographic/

 

Sterling Vineyards 375 ml Aluminum Bottles

Sterling released these bottles for summer sipping, but they will be perfect all year long

https://www.augustachronicle.com/lifestyle/20190929/wine-time-sterling-vineyards-375-ml-aluminum-bottles

 

Hard Seltzer Is Killing The Market

The millennial-driven focus on drinking “healthy” and less frequently has driven interest in these beverages.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2019/09/27/hard-seltzer-is-killing-the-market/#7fc0e16957ef

 

14 Things You Should Know About Baileys

Baileys is now one of Ireland’s most successful exports.

https://vinepair.com/articles/baileys-cream-irish/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d9c0878ff-OCT_1_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d9c0878ff-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3d9c0878ff-38937345&mc_cid=3d9c0878ff&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What Are Those Holes On Top Or Cork Capsule

A friend told me that preservatives are injected into wine corks through the foil capsule or plastic sleeve, as indicated by the small holes in the seal. This seems unlikely to me. Is it true?

Those tiny holes in the capsule sure cause a lot of confusion! No, they are not a sign of something injected into the bottle, nor are they there to let the cork breathe.

Rather, those tiny perforations act as a vent to allow air to escape when the capsule is being put on the bottle. They allow for a tighter, wrinkle-free fit without any air trapped in the capsule.

 

 

An Interview On The Pros And Cons Of Alcohol Studies And Warnings

There is a movement to get the U.S. Federal Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to expand its mandated health warning on beverage alcohol to include rotating messages linking alcohol consumption to cancer.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/09/27/an-interview-on-the-pros-and-cons-of-alcohol-studies-and-warnings/#4bec7416b60a

 

The Dos and Don’ts of Partying at Wineries, According to People Who Work There

So let’s say you find a tasting room that does accept groups or host parties. How do you know what to do and avoid at your event?

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-dos-donts-wine-tasting-room-parties/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d9c0878ff-OCT_1_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d9c0878ff-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3d9c0878ff-38937345&mc_cid=3d9c0878ff&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Cîroc adds limited edition White Grape flavor to range

Released for the festive season, Cîroc White Grape is distilled five times before being infused with a blend of “ripe white grapes” and “other natural flavors”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/ciroc-adds-limited-edition-white-grape-flavour-to-range/

 

Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine

Records going back 700 years show that Burgundy’s wine grapes have been feeling the heat of the past three decades.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/09/wine-harvest-dates-earlier-climate-change/

 

What Part of Reality Are You Missing? Augmenting Smart Packaging

What are customers looking for in wine packaging that most wineries are ignoring or missing at this point?

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/09/30/what-part-of-reality-are-you-missing

 

The Price of State Control for Wine

How prices compared in Pennsylvania – a state where all alcohol is sold via state-owned stores – with the rest of the country.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/10/the-price-of-state-control-for-wine

 

Wine labels on the brain

A recent study rooted in neuromarketing shows that designers and consumers may have different ideas about ‘good’ design

https://packagingeurope.com/wine-labels-on-the-brain/

Is Beer Gluten-Free?

This article examines the gluten content of beer and how much gluten is in several main types, as well as whether any are safe for individuals with celiac disease.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/does-beer-have-gluten

ARE FARMHOUSE ALES ACTUALLY MADE ON FARMS?

Not anymore, but they used to be.

Farmhouse ales used to exist out of necessity. For centuries, drinking beer was safer than drinking water. European farmers needed a beverage that was low enough in alcohol so they could still accomplish their daily tasks, while also gaining a bit of sustenance; thus, the farmhouse ale was born. These beers are traditionally made with ingredients found on the farm and can be a bit funky and smell like straw or hay. Farmers would usually brew these beers in the winter and then drink them through the entire growing season up until the point of harvest.

Farmhouse ales were all but dead until the craft beer industry revived them. You’ll most often see them on brewers tap lists around harvest time. It’s unlikely now that your average farmhouse ale was actually made on a farm, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious.

New Jack

Jack Daniel’s is introducing Tennessee Apple, a blend of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and apple liqueur. Launched this month, Tennessee Apple is at 35% abv and is in national distribution in 50-ml., 375-ml., 750-ml., and 1-liter bottles, retailing for $27 a 750-ml. It joins Tennessee Honey and Tennessee Fire in the Jack Daniel’s flavor portfolio. Tennessee Honey and Fire combined for over 1.1 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

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Hershey’s and Yuengling make chocolate beer

The 4.5% ABV brew will be available on draft only

https://nypost.com/2019/10/02/hersheys-and-yuengling-make-chocolate-beer-where-to-find-it/

 

It’s Impossible to Define ‘Sessionable’ in Craft Beer

Definitions of “session beer” abound on the Internet, from stories of sustaining World War I shell factory workers, to low-proof beers that pair well with weed.

https://vinepair.com/articles/craft-beer-session-definition/

 

A beginners’ guide to pairing beer and food

Why not pair these fancy dishes with beer?

https://theknow.denverpost.com/2019/10/02/beginners-guide-pairing-beer-food-gabf/225227/

 

 

US to impose 25% tariff on single malt Scotch and MORE!

The US government revealed its intentions to impose a 25% import tariff on EU goods, including single malt Scotch whisky, single malt Irish whiskey, liqueurs, cordials and wine on 18 October 2019.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/us-slaps-25-tariff-on-scotch-whisky/

Trump’s proposed cheese and wine tariffs rile Europeans

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe-decries-proposed-us-tariffs-on-french-wine-italian-cheese-and-other-products/2019/10/03/2dab6dd9-89fb-403c-8f1d-77edd5cd29db_story.html

Do new U.S. wine tariffs mean the end of most $10 European wine?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/do-new-us-wine-tariffs-mean-the-end-of-most-10-european-wine/

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MASTER OF SCOTCH’ COURSE LAUNCHED

Claiming to be the first set of “specialized and rigorous” qualifications dedicated to Scotch

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/master-of-scotch-course-launched/

 

THE WINE AMBASSADORS ACADEMY – A NEW INITIATIVE IN EDUCATION

No stuffy classrooms and boring lectures, this is about interactive, business-orientated sessions given by MWs, MSs and wine experts at the top of their game, whose objective is to help you learn the most about a specific region or wine in a dynamic environment.

https://wineambassadorsacademy.com

 

Bartenders Are Giving Portugal’s Historic Rainwater Madeira a 21st-Century Reboot

Rainwater Madeira is usually made with Tinta Negra Mole grapes, and is fresh-tasting and medium dry.

https://vinepair.com/articles/rainwater-madeira-best-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dd19b22f1b-OCT_3_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dd19b22f1b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dd19b22f1b-38937345&mc_cid=dd19b22f1b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

For beer or sparkling wine, stop trying to pour away the foam

Foam acts as a slow-release valve for a beer’s delicate aromas. Not to mention the other excellent thing about foam: its texture.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/For-beer-or-sparkling-wine-stop-trying-to-pour-14486597.php

 

 

Which Wines Have the Least Sugar?

Love a glass of wine, but monitoring your sugar intake? Get ready to say “cheers” to these options!

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/packages/ultimate-wine-guide/wine-least-sugar

 

Measuring Wine’s Apathy Problem

Wine has an apathy problem in restaurants. Only 31 percent of diners order wine first when they sit down for a meal, while the rest choose beer or spirits to get things rolling

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=220477

 

Priorat Reds Raise the Question: Style or Identity?

From its modern inception, Priorat has generally been a burly wine, rich and alcoholic, as garnacha and cariñena, also known by their French names grenache and carignan, can often be. Yet over the last 20 years it has rarely stayed the same.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/dining/drinks/wine-review-priorat-reds.html

 

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione: Exploring The Controversial Category

Back in 2014, when the new category of Chianti Classico Gran Selezione was launched, the response was…complicated.

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/chianti-classico-gran-selezione-exploring-the-controversial-category/

 

How Meditation Can Make Your Champagne Taste Better

Meditation techniques for your next wine tasting

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/03/meditation-make-champagne-taste-better/

 

Boldly going where no palate has gone before: A Star Trek wine tasting

The inaugural collection of Star Trek wines includes a 2016 Chateau Picard Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux and a 2017 Special Reserve United Federation of Planets Old Vine Zinfandel.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/10/boldly-going-where-no-palette-has-gone-before-a-star-trek-wine-tasting/

 

5 Vineyard Experiences That Go Beyond Your Typical Tasting

In this age of experiential and photo-op-driven journeying, more and more travelers are looking to find the unexpected in their winery and wine region visits; many are not necessarily all about the grapes.

https://www.vogue.com/article/vineyard-experiences-that-go-beyond-your-typical-tasting

 

TOP 100 BEST BUYS OF 2019

Wine Enthusiast Top 100

We Have Many In Stock!

https://www.winemag.com/toplists/top-100-best-buys-2019/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 10-07-19

October 7, 2019

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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10-07-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Is Wine Really Healthier Than Beer?

Unraveling the Secrets of Cognac

A Surprising Connection Between Prohibition and the Early Bird Special

 

BUDWEISER TO SCRAP PLASTIC PACKAGING ON BEER

The UK arm of brewing giant AB InBev has announced plans to scrap plastic rings from its entire range

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/budweiser-to-scrap-plastic-packaging-on-beer/

The Six Cocktails You Need to Know to Understand All Cocktails Ever

They are the Old FashionedMartiniDaiquiriSidecar, Whiskey Highball, and Flip.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-important-cocktails-recipe-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=71a1ec08cc-SEPT_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-71a1ec08cc-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-71a1ec08cc-38937345&mc_cid=71a1ec08cc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Oregon Wine Continues Its Ascent, Driven By Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir remains Oregon’s calling card. The varietal made up nearly 60% of the state’s production last year. Longtime Oregon player King Estate sold its Acrobat label to Foley Family Wines last year, but recently reloaded with a new Willamette Valley Pinot Noir brand called Inscription, producing 10,000 cases for the first year. The King Estate brand itself was at about 111,000 cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

Wine & Milk in Decline Due to Changing Science

In much the same way as milk and red meat lost demand with the consumer, wine is losing today in the popular narrative because of negative studies that often start with an agenda to reduce consumption.

http://svbwine.blogspot.com/2019/09/wine-milk-in-decline-due-to-changing.html?m=0

Key terms to help you find the bottle of your dreams

Here are common wine tasting terms to describe the flavors and textures of wine, with brief explanations that can help you interpret tasting notes or those wine-geek conversations at dinner parties.

https://www.dailyrepublic.com/all-dr-news/wires/features/food/wine-101-key-terms-to-help-you-find-the-bottle-of-your-dreams/

App boosts bottle smarts for drinkers, makers alike

Through QR code and imaging recognition technology, they can also tell you the wine’s profile, tasting notes, awards and accolades, how it’s drinking and what to pair it with.

https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/business/app-boosts-bottle-smarts-for-drinkers-makers-alike/article_6fbe1d00-dcba-11e9-9e81-af6dc4aaa13b.html

HANGOVERS ARE AN ‘ILLNESS’ SAYS GERMAN COURT

“By an illness, one should understand even small or temporary disruptions to the normal state or normal activity of the body.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/hangovers-are-an-illness-says-german-court/

 

New Prisoner

The Prisoner Wine Co., part of the Constellation portfolio, has introduced its first Pinot Noir. Retailing at $55 a 750-ml., the new bottling is called Eternally Silenced and is debuting with 11,000 cases for the inaugural vintage. Rolling out nationally, Eternally Silenced is 95% Pinot Noir and 5% Syrah/Viognier, sourced 25% from Santa Barbara, 25% from Sonoma Coast, 20% from Napa Valley, 20% from Edna Valley, and 10% from Monterey. The Prisoner was up 14% to 200,000 cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

New Bud

Anheuser-Busch InBev has partnered with Jim Beam to debut Budweiser Reserve Black Lager. The second collaborative effort between the two companies—following Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager—the new entry is at 7.1% abv and is aged on six-year Jim Beam Bourbon barrel staves. Budweiser Reserve Black Lager will be available from October through December in stubby glass bottles, as well as in a 22-ounce bomber bottle gift box. Budweiser ranked fourth among all beer brands in the U.S. last year at 12.2 million barrels, down 6%, according to Impact Databank.

 

The Portland Trail Blazers Just Got Their Own Wine to Celebrate 50 Years of Basketball

Fans can now officially buy Portland Trail Blazers Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a29192122/portland-trail-blazers-wine-50-anniversary/

VINAER WINE AERATOR-Newly Designed for Wine Drinkers

With the Vinaer, the true flavors of the wine are brought out and the finish is improved. The Vinaer enables the wine to be experienced as the winemaker intended it to be.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwfood-wine/article/VINAER-WINE-AERATOR-Newly-Designed-for-Wine-Drinkers-20190923

Meet the Italian ‘drunk cheese’ that’s soaked in wine

A heavenly hybrid, drunk cheese, whatever you call ubriaco, the wine-soaked (yes, wine-soaked) cheese hailing from northern Italy’s Veneto region

https://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2019/09/24/meet-italian-drunk-cheese-thats-soaked-wine

This interactive machine makes art out of wine

Spilled wine may be a hassle to clean up, but you might also observe that it makes interesting patterns.

https://blog.arduino.cc/2019/09/23/this-interactive-machine-makes-art-out-of-wine/

Why organic wine could be better for you

We’ve all heard of organic wine, but what does it really mean? And how is it different to natural wine? And does it have health benefits that conventional wine doesn’t have?

https://www.bhg.com.au/is-organic-wine-better-for-you

Blue Moon Light Sky, Coors Peak among MillerCoors efforts to transform portfolio

MillerCoors plans to launch four new beers in 2020 as part of a continued effort to reach a rapidly transforming base of drinkers migrating toward more-flavorful, better-for-you options.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/blue-moon-light-sky-coors-peak-among-millercoors-efforts-transform-portfolio

Baileys launches alcohol-free RTD cans

The new Baileys Cold Brew cans come in Irish Cream and Salted Caramel flavours, with further line extensions due to launch in 2020.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/baileys-launches-alcohol-free-rtds/

Does Alcohol Expire? The Lowdown on Liquor, Beer, and Wine

This article explains tells you all you need to know about alcohol expiration, exploring various drinks and their safety.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/does-alcohol-expire

Did Humans Once Live by Beer Alone?

The proponents of the beer-before-bread idea noted that the earliest grains might have actually been more suitable for brewing than for baking.

https://daily.jstor.org/did-humans-once-live-by-beer-alone-an-oktoberfest-tale/

How White Wine is Made

In reality, the process takes twists and turns at each stage, even though grape juice and yeast are the only necessary ingredients.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/24/how-white-wine-is-made/

12 Nights Of Wine Advent Calendar

The wine delivery service launched its 12 Nights of Wine box four years ago, calling it the world’s first-ever wine advent calendar.

https://www.delish.com/entertaining/wine/a29210024/vinebox-12-nights-of-wine-advent-calendar-2019/

The Only Wine and Cheese Pairing Cheat Sheet You Need

Here’s an expert guide to pairing wine and cheese like a pro.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/popular-ingredients/wine-cheese-pairing

Bartles & Jaymes Disappeared After the ’80s. Now, It’s Making Wine Coolers…Cool Again.

The king of wine coolers is back with new cans and new flavors.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a29189567/bartles-and-jaymes-wine-coolers-return/

The mysterious and not fully understandable wine defect popping up in natural wines: mouse

You can’t smell it. At first, you can’t taste it. But once you do, you’ll wish you’d never opened the bottle.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/There-s-a-mouse-in-your-wine-14465005.php?psid=ozPg8

 

 

Following The Cocktail Trend, Salted Beer Is Happening

Now, it seems, that salt is making a return into the beer sector as well.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilycappiello/2019/09/25/following-the-cocktail-trend-salted-beer-is-happening/#21545cd820f9

 

Walking Dead Bourbon

In October, Diageo will release The Walking Dead Kentucky Straight Bourbon, a limited edition celebrating the Robert Kirkman comic book series. The 47% abv whiskey is bottled under the new Spirits of the Apocalypse brand, a partnership between Diageo and Skybound Entertainment, the company behind the Walking Dead comics.

The whiskey’s bottle features numerous references to the series, including the signature of protagonist Rick Grimes, and the symbols of four factions trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. This first release in the Spirits of the Apocalypse series will be available across the U.S. for a limited time for a suggested price of $35 a 750-ml. According to USA Today, only 30,000 cases will be produced.

The move represents another entertainment tie-in for Diageo, which has had success with its Game of Thrones-themed Scotch whiskies. Johnnie Walker White Walker, for example, sold nearly 80,000 cases in the U.S. in only a partial year on the market in 2018, earning Impact “Hot Prospect” honors.

Should White Wines Ever Be Decanted?

Most consumers shy away from decanting white wines

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/25/should-white-wines-ever-be-decanted/

 

 

Guide to Beer and Wine

Use this guide to beer and wine at home, on vacation, or during your next event, and remember to drink responsibly!

https://www.sunrvresorts.com/blog/beer-wine-guide/

 

The best iPhone apps for wine lovers

Discover new flavors, read about a wine’s history, or find the closest place to buy a bottle; these are the best iPhone apps for wine lovers.

https://www.idownloadblog.com/2019/09/25/best-iphone-apps-for-wine-lovers/

Maison Louis Jadot’s First Oregon Venture Resonates in Carlton

Sometimes a place just hits the right cord. For Maison Louis Jadot, that place is Résonance in Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA.

IN STOCK

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=220083

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KOSHU FROM JAPAN

The Koshu grape that’s become the primary focus for Japanese vignerons looking to stand out in the market at home and abroad.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/everything-you-need-to-know-about-koshu-from-japan/

Six Ways to Get More Out of Your Vodka

Here’s everything you need to know about how to get the most enjoyment out of this beloved spirit

https://vinepair.com/articles/six-ways-to-get-more-out-of-your-vodka/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c6275bdde-SEPT_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&mc_cid=7c6275bdde&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Seven of the Best Whiskeys for Irish Coffee, Ranked

Rather than mess with this tried and tested recipe, we wanted to explore which of Ireland’s whiskeys works best in this mix.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-whiskey-for-irish-coffee/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c6275bdde-SEPT_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&mc_cid=7c6275bdde&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Hard Seltzer Advent Calendars Are Here for a Truly Festive Christmas

Its promises to be a White Claw Christmas.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/hard-seltzer-advent-calendar/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c6275bdde-SEPT_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&mc_cid=7c6275bdde&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

A Surprising Connection Between Prohibition and the Early Bird Special

In a way, Prohibition and the early bird special set the stage for the wholesome lifestyles teetotalers had hoped for — affordable family meals and a safe return home before dark.

https://vinepair.com/articles/early-bird-prohibition-drinks-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c6275bdde-SEPT_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&mc_cid=7c6275bdde&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Knob Creek

Beam Suntory has launched Knob Creek Quarter Oak, the latest limited time offering for the brand. The 50% abv whiskey was blended from standard Knob Creek and a variant that matured for a minimum of four years in quarter cask American oak barrels before bottling. According to the company, the whiskey from the quarter casks adds deeper and richer oak notes compared to the standard bottling. Knob Creek Quarter Oak is now available across the U.S. for a suggested price of $50 a bottle.

 

New Guinness

Guinness has added a new stout to its portfolio, straight from the brand’s Open Gate Brewery in Maryland. Guinness Over the Moon Milk Stout is a 5.3% abv beer brewed with roasted barley and lactose for a rich, slightly bitter-sweet brew, according to owner Diageo Beer Co. The beer, a permanent addition to the family, is now available in Boston, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans for around $11. Beginning in November, it will be available nationwide for a limited time.

 

POLICE DISMANTLE GRAPE HARVEST HUMAN TRAFFICKING RING

Police in France and Bulgaria, supported by agencies Europol and Eurojust, have busted a human trafficking ring centring around workers used to harvest grapes in France.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/police-dismantle-grape-harvest-human-trafficking-ring/

Putting canned wine in perspective

No, canned wine is not the end of the universe. So why do we keep hearing that it is?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/putting-canned-wine-in-perspective/

These products make wine drinking more fun

The world of wine product creators has taken a more humorous approach to some of its latest offerings

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/fun-wine-gifts-and-accessories/

PureWine Wants to Take the Hangover Out of Wine Drinking

The product has proved life-changing for customers who can once again enjoy both the experience and health benefits of wine

https://www.americaninno.com/austin/inno-news/purewine-wants-to-take-the-hangover-out-of-wine-drinking/

Unraveling the Secrets of Cognac

Cognac generally does not have an age stated on the bottle

https://vinous.com/articles/unraveling-the-secrets-of-cognac-sep-2019

 

AVA Map Explorer

Use the American Viticultural Area (AVA) Map Explorer to view the boundaries of all established and proposed AVAs.

https://www.ttb.gov/wine/ava-map-explorer?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=db277f4c53-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_27_06_53&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-db277f4c53-64683881

 

Is Wine Really Healthier Than Beer?

Beer may have gotten a bad rap

https://time.com/5688130/wine-beer-health/

 

Sumac, Wine and Lemon Skillet Chicken

The wine-infused, garlicky pan sauce is made to drizzle over the crisped-up chicken skin

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/sumac-wine-lemon-skillet-chicken/

 

Should you sip or slurp your wine?

When sipping wine, you do so in a slow, deliberate manner.

https://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20190929/off-vine-should-you-sip-or-slurp-your-wine

 

 

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September 30, 2019

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

Bacardi turns used plastic straws into vinyl records

Which NFL Stadium Has the Biggest Beer and Wine Selection?

Basketball star Michael Jordan launches Tequila

 

MACALLAN PARTNERS WITH PANTONE FOR NEW RELEASE

The Macallan said in a release that it saw parallels between making whisky and blending colours to create new shades and as purple is one of the most complex colours of the rainbow, it was felt to be a suitable choice to represent this particular malt.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/macallan-partners-with-pantone-for-new-release/

MAIL ORDER WINE EDUCATION SERVICE LAUNCHED

Subscribers to The Wine List receive two bottles of wine and study guides through their door each month with the aim of helping them to better navigate a wine list or supermarket aisle by getting to grips with their wine preferences.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/mail-order-wine-education-service-launched/

 

Top spirits for TV and film fans

Whether it’s imbibers drinking like their favourite film stars, distillers immersing themselves in pop culture, there’s no denying the worlds of spirits and cinema have become intertwined.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/top-spirits-for-tv-and-film-fans/

 

You’ve Heard of Biodynamic Wine. Now, Try Biodynamic Chocolate.

Óbolo Chocolate sources biodynamic berries from a Patagonian farm to use in its craft chocolate bars.

https://vinepair.com/articles/biodynamic-wine-chocolate/

 

The Calories, Carbs, and Alcohol in America’s Best-Selling Hard Seltzers

While no alcoholic beverage is “healthy,” most of these brands celebrate their low calories and carbs

https://vinepair.com/articles/calories-carbs-alcohol-best-selling-hard-seltzers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=54de5b0383-SEPT_17_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-54de5b0383-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-54de5b0383-38937345&mc_cid=54de5b0383&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Unified Theory Of Cooking With Beer has just 1 simple rule

If the beer is brown or amber in color, not too hoppy, and tasty enough for you to drink, you can cook with it.

https://thetakeout.com/unified-theory-of-cooking-with-beer-rule-guide-1838149318

Basketball star Michael Jordan launches Tequila

Jordan partnered with Jeanie Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers, Wes Edens of the Milwaukee Bucks, and Emilia Fazzalari and Wyc Grousbeck of the Boston Celtics to develop the new brand.

IN STOCK!

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/basketball-star-michael-jordan-launches-tequila/

New Patron

Patrón Tequila has introduced its oldest release to date: Extra Añejo 10 Años. The 10-year-old spirit was aged in a mix of American oak and American/Limousin oak barrels and is bottled at 40% abv. The release is packaged in a hand-blown glass bottle modeled after the original Patrón bottle. Patrón Extra Añejo 10 Años is rolling out now across the U.S. for a limited time at a suggested price of $350 a 750-ml. Last year, Bacardi-owned Patrón was up 3% to 2.4 million cases in the U.S., according Impact Databank.

The Best Coffee Table Books for Wine Lovers

A bottle of wine makes a great gift, but a book about wine may end up lasting a bit longer.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicoletrilivas/2019/09/16/the-best-coffee-table-books-for-wine-lovers/#585015b456fb

 

Dallas Cowboys team up with Josh Cellars for a new signature wine

Cowboys Special Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, now available at AT&T Stadium and throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

https://www.dallasnews.com/food/drinks/2019/09/16/dallas-cowboys-team-up-with-josh-cellars-for-a-new-signature-wine/

 

The Best Wine Advent Calendars You Can Get in the U.S.

There are Advent calendar options featuring beer, gin, other spirits, and wine.

http://www.eatingwell.com/syndication/the-best-wine-advent-calendars-you-can-get-in-the-us/

 

Wine No Longer Mixes With Cocktails

Wine brands are low down the list of priorities for major drinks companies and must compete for resources with more prized liquor brands

https://www.wsj.com/articles/wine-no-longer-mixes-with-cocktails-11568367181

 

Barrel Toasting with Infrared Heat

“What is the difference between an infrared toast and toasting over a fire?

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/cooperages-1912.html?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=e637a0b9a9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_17_09_32&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-e637a0b9a9-64683881#whatsnew

 

What Are the Worst Trends in Wine Right Now?

VinePair polled leading wine pros from around the country and asked for their take on the worst trends in wine right now.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sommeliers-worst-wine-trends-2019/

 

Organic sparkling wine DO move sparks new Cava rift

Corpinnat and Classic Penedès producers in Catalonia have joined forces in a bid to create the world’s first certified organic sparkling wine Denominación de Origen (DO-PDO).

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/25910/Organic_sparkling_wine_DO_move_sparks_new_Cava_rift.html

IS DARK RUM THE SAME THING AS AGED RUM?

Not exactly. An aged rum is always a dark rum, but not all dark rums are aged rums. (Rum is a very confusing spirit because labeling regulations are not as strict as with other spirits.)

Barrel aging is what usually gives brown spirits such as rum or whiskey their warm, toasty colors. In the case of rum, however, distillers can use an array of different aging times — a clear spirit takes on the color of a charred barrel very quickly, even if the flavors take longer to develop — or skip the barrel entirely and use caramel coloring on their spirits. The result would be dark but not aged.

So if you’re in the market for an aged rum, don’t rely on it being dark alone. Look for a numerical age statement printed on the bottle.

Meet the Wines of Southwest France

Once overshadowed by its neighbor, Bordeaux, Southwest France is seeing a surge in popularity, thanks to its standout wines made from the 300 grape varieties grown in the region.

https://vinepair.com/articles/meet-the-wines-of-southwest-france-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2b706f52e9-SEPT_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2b706f52e9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2b706f52e9-38937345&mc_cid=2b706f52e9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Top 10 U.S. Wine Distributors

 

New Barefoot

Barefoot is extending its range with a new trio of Fruit Moscatos. The three flavors—Apple, Peach, and Strawberry—double the Gallo brand’s Moscato lineup, which includes Original, Pink, and Red expressions. All three flavors are available in 750-ml. bottles and are available nationwide. Barefoot, the U.S. market’s second-largest brand in volume terms, has averaged annual growth of 13.3% over the past decade, reaching 18.5 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

 

11 of the Best Celebrity Wines

From everyday rosés to dinner-party-worthy reds, here are 11 of our favorite celebrity wines, broken down by category.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/11-best-celebrity-wines-2019/

 

These Are the Wines That Pair Well With Everything, Says a Sommelier

The easiest way to pair wine with food is to think about the region that your food—or wine—comes from.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/beverages/these-are-the-wines-that-pair-well-with-everything-says-a-sommelier/ar-AAHu7T7

What to know about wine regulations

Terroir is the taste of the place that the wine originated, whether it is a small area or a relatively large region.

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/life/columnists/2019/09/18/robert-russell-what-one-should-know-wine-regulations/2357589001/

Which NFL Stadium Has the Biggest Beer and Wine Selection?

Some recent analysis suggests the Seattle Seahawks may feature more drinks diversity than anyone else.

https://www.foodandwine.com/beer/nfl-stadium-beer-wine-menus-variety

The Best Wine for You Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Here’s your perfect pairing based on your zodiac sign.

https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/wine-for-your-zodiac-sign/

 

 

Bogle Vineyards Debuts New Video Series

For the first-time ever, consumers can now hear directly from those who have witnessed the apparition known as The Phantom.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=219790

Bacardi turns used plastic straws into vinyl records

Once enough straws have been collected, the records will be pressed and will be available to purchase

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/bacardi-turns-used-plastic-straws-into-vinyl-records/

Essential Books for Wine Enthusiasts

The confounding joy of wine is the fact that you will never fully master everything there is to know about the topic, but you can sure try—particularly with a few essential books in your library

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2019/09/21/wine-101-essential-books-for-wine-enthusiasts/#6c0c26464091

 

How Climate Change Is Helping British Bubbly to Rival Champagne

While the English certainly know how to drink bubbly, I was shocked that they also know how to make it.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-climate-change-is-helping-british-bubbly-to-rival-champagne

Rosé Shouldn’t Go Away with Summer: 5 Reasons to Sip Rosé Wine This Fall

It’s just as good for sweater weather as it is for swimsuit season.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/207901/rose-fall-wine/

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Liquor Industry News 09-23-19

September 23, 2019

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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09-23-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

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The 25 Most Important IPAs Right Now, Ranked

12 CELEBRITIES WITH THEIR OWN TEQUILA BRANDS

 

A Law Used Against Mobsters May Prevent Cannabis From Hurting Wine

Cannabis crops compete with vineyards for water and they tend to increase the value of land. In addition, some believe cannabis crops have the potential to contaminate grape crops; a recent court case took up that issue, but with a twist.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/09/06/the-law-used-against-mobsters-may-prevent-cannabis-from-hurting-wine/#102f9ae21805

 

That Wine Simile That Everyone Uses

Fine wine is a vague term, that can change meaning depending on who you’re talking to.

https://www.thechoppingblock.com/blog/that-wine-simile-that-everyone-uses

Pumpkin beer in August. Summer Ale in March. Do brewers know what season it is?

You’re just as likely to see Christmas ales pop up before Thanksgiving. Seasonal Irish reds may show up in the depths of winter

https://www.newyorkupstate.com/drinks/2019/09/pumpkin-beer-in-august-summer-ale-in-march-do-brewers-know-what-season-it-is.html

The hard seltzer gamble

The summer is over, but beer companies are banking the hard seltzer trend is here to stay.

https://www.axios.com/hard-seltzer-summer-540ea3c3-3edd-40e3-bfe8-bb15c05060d1.html

Red Blends Are More Popular Than Ever With U.S. Wine Drinkers

Cabernet Sauvignon is the undisputed top-selling red wine varietal in the United States, but the second-most-popular choice is far less specific.

That would be red blends, now sitting at No. 2

https://fortune.com/2019/09/07/red-wine-blends-us-wine-sales/

Massachusetts wine sales post mixed results

It appears that wine sales in Massachusetts will probably end the year as a mixed bag, with solid sales growth for some sectors and little to none for others

https://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20190908/off-vine-massachusetts–wine-sales-post-mixed-results

12 CELEBRITIES WITH THEIR OWN TEQUILA BRANDS

Multiple celebrity-backed tequilas are gold medal winners. For many stars-turned-distillers, this is clearly something more than a vanity project.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/12-celebrities-with-their-own-tequila-brands/

 

 

Jose Cuervo creates Day of the Dead designs

Consumers can purchase the Dia de Muertos Jose Cuervo Silver and Reposado bottles from across the US ahead of the annual celebration, which will take place on 2 November.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/jose-cuervo-creates-day-of-the-dead-designs/

Dewar’s Unveils Caribbean Smooth, The First In A Series Of New Cask-Finished Expressions

Dewar’s Scotch whisky is launching Dewar’s Caribbean Smooth, an 8-year-old, double-aged Scotch finished in Caribbean rum casks. The new release, which carries a retail price of $22, combines up to 40 single malt and grain whiskies aged at least eight years and finished in ex-Caribbean rum casks for around six months. The casks were filled at the Dewar’s aging warehouses in Glasgow.

The Dewar’s plan is for Caribbean Smooth to be the first in a series of cask finishes at this entry-level pricing tier. “Cask finishes have hitherto mainly been confined to single malts or above-$30 blends,” says Brian Cox, vice president, Dewar’s Scotch whisky, North America. “With this series, we intend to bring these flavor profiles to a broader market. We see this as significant, as in the longer term it’s important to feed the entry level in order to have a premiumization ladder.”

Caribbean Smooth follows the Dewar’s “double-aging” process, whereby single grain and single malt whiskies, all matured at least eight years, are blended together and returned to oak casks for about six months. In the case of Caribbean Smooth, the blend is then finished in Caribbean rum casks.

What Are Sulfites in Wine? Everything You Need to Know

This article looks at the uses and side effects of sulfites in wine, plus some easy ways to limit your sulfite intake.

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

You can now enjoy a cup of tea and glass of wine in one drink

Its currently only available in Australian alcohol chain Dan Murphy’s.

https://news.yahoo.com/wine-tea-one-drink-132710149.html

Is wine by the glass a rip-off?

Like most things in life, the answer to whether wine by the glass is a rip-off is pretty much: Well, that depends.

https://thetakeout.com/is-wine-by-the-glass-a-rip-off-1837986444

What’s Amphora Wine?

To geek out just for a second, amphora is something of a misnomer.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/what-is-amphora-wine/

 

How much does a wine’s vintage really matter?

Since the weather changes from year to year or even day to day, it makes perfect sense to me that no two vintages ever taste exactly the same.

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2019/09/wine-press-how-much-does-a-wines-vintage-really-matter.html

 

Hot temperatures “damage” Spanish wine production

August 2019 was the fifth consecutive August with above average temperatures. Although rainfall during the month matched the yearly average of 23 liters a square meter, this rain didn’t fall evenly, but in damaging heavy storms, meaning some areas received the yearly average in as little as a single hour.

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/10/c_138378983.htm

 

5 Tips for Cooking with Wine

Here are five suggestions for cooking with wine:

https://www.wtso.com/blog/5-tips-for-cooking-with-wine/

 

Is There Actually Any Pumpkin in Pumpkin Beer?

The spice flavors are what drinkers associate with pumpkin beer, not the flavor of actual pumpkin.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-whats-in-pumpkin-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0305b313a6-SEPT_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0305b313a6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0305b313a6-38937345&mc_cid=0305b313a6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

It’s official: pink beer is a thing

Rosé beer has officially become a thing

https://www.marinij.com/2019/09/10/its-official-pink-beer-is-a-thing/

Can Marijuana Odor Taint Wine Grapes?

Instead of “smoke taint,” call it “smoking taint.”

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-grapes-marijuana-odor-lawsuit-oregon

Everything You Need To Know About ‘Smashable’ Reds, A Wine Category That Breaks All The Rules

Compared to the typical red, smashables are lighter in body but full in flavor

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/09/8360303/smashable-red-wine-australia

 

Welcome fall with pears baked in wine

Choose Anjou, Bartlett, Bosc or other not too ripe but not too mushy pears

https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/09/11/welcome-fall-with-pears-baked-in-wine/

 

 

How the Hell is White Claw Hard Seltzer Outselling Budweiser?

This is no joke. Millennials are drinking staggering amounts of hard seltzer instead of beer.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-the-hell-is-white-claw-hard-seltzer-outselling-budweiser

 

If You Don’t Like Our Wine Vocabulary, Suggest an Alternative

Finding a way to communicate about the flavors, aromas, and textures of a wine became essential to the health of the wine community.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2019/09/11/if-dont-like-our-wine-vocabulary-suggest-an-alternative/

 

Should Tasting Fees Be Waived with Purchase?

Before you decide whether you wish to waive the tasting fee for any guest who buys, you might want to do a cost analysis to discover how much a tasting actually costs.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/09/11/should-tasting-fees-be-waived-with-purchase?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=8291ad4e79-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_11_09_57&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-8291ad4e79-64683881

 

Wine Scores Are The Worst Marketing Technique – So Stop It!

Receiving a 100 point score was a game changer for wineries and instantly catapulted them from obscurity to fame and success. But, is that still the case today?

https://www.hwy29creative.com/blog/wine-scores-are-the-worst-marketing-technique-so-stop-it?utm_source=wine_industry_advisor&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=wine_scores&utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=8291ad4e79-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_11_09_57&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-8291ad4e79-64683881

 

 

Get Ready For Cancer Warnings on Wine Labels

Is the wine industry doing anything to combat this attack?

http://svbwine.blogspot.com/2019/09/get-ready-for-cancer-warnings-on-wine.html

Why Mexican Wine Is No Longer a Restaurant Novelty

Mexican winemaking is not new. It’s been practiced since Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés was said to have brought the Mission grape (now known to be Listán Prieto) to the Americas in the 16th century.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/11/mexican-wine-restaurants/

Maker’s Mark releases 2019 Wood Finishing Bourbon

The new expression joins permanent bottlings Maker’s Mark 46 and Maker’s Mark Private Select in the collection, with additional limited edition Bourbons to be released in the coming years.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/makers-mark-releases-2019-wood-finishing-bourbon/

OFFICIAL DOWNTON ABBEY COCKTAIL BOOK LAUNCHED

Among the recipes are classic cocktails from the 1920s, including The Clover Club and Mint Julep, alongside libations inspired by characters in the show, such as the Downton Heir, Turkish Attaché, The Valet and The Chauffeur.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/official-downton-abbey-cocktail-book-launched/

 

How Many Glasses in a Bottle and Other Wine Facts

What’s Inside a Bottle of Wine

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/how-many-glasses-bottle-wine/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Turn Your Old Corks Into Cash! (The Bottles, Too)

How To Sell On Ebay

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/turn-your-old-corks-into-cash-the-bottles-too/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=38fcab8e77-SEPT_12_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-38fcab8e77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-38fcab8e77-38937345&mc_cid=38fcab8e77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

12 Of The Most Impressive Wineries In The World

These are impressive facilities that have the sole purpose of connoting the gravitas of the wine within.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/12-impressive-wineries-world/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=38fcab8e77-SEPT_12_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-38fcab8e77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-38fcab8e77-38937345&mc_cid=38fcab8e77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Hard Cold Brew

MillerCoors is rolling out La Colombe Hard Cold Brew Coffee, a new offering created with La Colombe Coffee Roasters. Initially launching in Massachusetts, Florida, and Colorado, the newcomer is at 4.2% abv and is made from medium-roasted Colombian and Brazilian cold brew coffee, alcohol, cane sugar, and natural flavor. It’s debuting with two flavors, Black and Vanilla, and sells in 4-packs of 9-ounce cans and single-serve 9-ounce cans.

 

What ingredients are really in wine?

Wineries make it difficult to know every ingredient used in their wines

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/grateful/2019/09/11/wine-ingredients-labels-explained/1684913001/

 

How to Pair Wine with Pears

The many types of pears can be quite different, but most share certain qualities and complementary flavors that make wine pear-ing a breeze.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/11/how-to-pair-wine-with-pears/

 

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Announces Launch of Upshot White Blend

UPSHOT is defined as the final positive outcome of an action or series of events, in this case – the growing season and blending process

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/09/12/rodney-strong-wine-estates-announces-launch-upshot-white-blend?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=377b3ee02a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_12_09_38&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-377b3ee02a-64683881

 

Pinotage, South Africa’s Very Own National Grape

Some loved it, many were less enthusiastic

https://www.capetownmagazine.com/wine-and-dine/why-we-love-pinotage-south-africas-very-own-national-grape/117_22_19479

 

 

SAKÉ-FLAVOURED KITKAT GOES ON SALE IN JAPAN

Since the year 2000 Nestlé has launched over 200 different KitKat flavours, including matcha tea, soy sauce, cherry blossom, edamame and umeshu.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/sake-flavoured-kitkat-goes-on-sale-in-japan/

 

The 25 Most Important IPAs Right Now, Ranked

This includes the ones everyone’s already talking about, plus those we should be — and will be — drinking more in the months to come.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-important-ipas-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=807a34b425-SEPT_13_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-807a34b425-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-807a34b425-38937345&mc_cid=807a34b425&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Six of the Best Vodka Mixers

Vodka is supposed to be flavorless, says the TTB, the government bureau that regulates alcohol.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-best-vodka-mixers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=807a34b425-SEPT_13_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-807a34b425-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-807a34b425-38937345&mc_cid=807a34b425&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

99 percent of Sonoma County Vineyards Certified Sustainable

The record-breaking percentage of vineyards certified sustainable was announced five years after 1,800 said they were committed to pursuing best management practices and having their properties certified sustainable by a third party.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=219514

 

Your Definitive Guide to NFL Wines and Winemakers

14 teams have official wines, while retired Hall-of-Famers are making their own plays on the grape field

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/your-definitive-guide-to-nfl-football-wines-and-winemakers

 

Here Are The Major Types Of Red Wine

Never get embarrassed in a wine store again!

https://www.delish.com/entertaining/wine/g29023291/red-wine-types/

 

Are Online Wine Courses Worth Your Time?

Our wine columnist found copious information just a click away—but the pedagogy wasn’t always A+

https://www.wsj.com/articles/are-online-wine-courses-worth-your-time-11568321079

 

Want to Join a Wine Club? Here’s What You Need to Know

You’ll learn about wines and make friends.

https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2019/9/12/want-to-join-a-wine-club-here-s-what-you-need-to-know

 

Tips to Follow When Choosing Good Quality Wine

Your experience of choosing wine based on your knowledge is magical.

https://www.wtso.com/blog/tips-to-follow-when-choosing-good-quality-wine/

 

Rethinking the Classic Oak Barrel for Wine

Many people know wine is often aged in oak barrels. But there are a number of different ways to ferment and age a wine, from clay amphorae to concrete eggs.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/12/oak-barrel-wine-aging-alternatives/

 

The Complete Guide to Phylloxera

Phylloxera is famous as the pest that destroyed vast areas of European vineyard in the 19th Century, almost wiping out some of the world’s greatest wine regions.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/09/the-complete-guide-to-phylloxera?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=dfb40ebdc1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_13_08_56&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-dfb40ebdc1-64683881

 

Notice of Emergency Regulation

The MA Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has issued an emergency regulation, effective immediately, that amends 204 CMR 2.08, “Inducements,” to prohibit the receipt of inducements by any licensee.

https://www.mass.gov/news/notice-of-emergency-regulation

Key terms to help you find the bottle of your dreams

Here are common wine tasting terms with brief explanations that can help you interpret tasting notes or those wine-geek conversations at dinner parties.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/wine-101-key-terms-to-help-you-find-the-bottle-of-your-dreams/2019/09/13/ff842dea-d4c1-11e9-9610-fb56c5522e1c_story.html

In case you’ve ever wondered, these are the best wines to pair with tailgate foods

Dare we suggest wine as an alternative Sunday Funday drink of choice?

https://www.phillyvoice.com/pairing-wine-with-tailgate-foods-fall-football/

How to decode a wine label like a pro

Some tips on how to get the most important information off a wine bottle label,

https://www.theloop.ca/how-to-decode-a-wine-label-like-a-pro/

 

 

The World’s Best Value Pinot Noir

Value and Pinot Noir in the same sentence? Oh yes, indeed – let us show you how.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/09/the-worlds-best-value-pinot-noir

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 09-16-19

September 16, 2019

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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09-16-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Non-alcohol beer Coors Edge coming to U.S. in November

New study: We’ll happily pay a premium for wine when it comes to Drink Local

11 Things You Should Know About Pappy Van Winkle

 

Organic Wine 101

There is a significant difference between wines made with organic grapes and those that are USDA Organic Certified.

https://www.cleaneatingmag.com/clean-pantry/organic-wine-101

 

ONE THIRD OF DRINKERS DON’T KNOW YOU CAN CHILL RED WINE

Of those surveyed, more than a third (36%) said they believed it is ‘completely wrong’ to drink refrigerated red wine, while just 8% will pour a glass or two of red during the summer months – instead turning to white or rosé.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/one-third-of-drinkers-dont-know-you-can-chill-red-wine/

 

Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee, A New Coffee Liqueur Extension

Mast-Jägermeister US today unveils Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee, the company’s latest innovation, which is set to launch nationally in January. The liqueur is made with a base of Jägermeister blended with flavors of Arabica coffee and cacao. It targets the shot occasion, aiming to attract brand loyalists as well as coffee fans. The 33% abv release will retail in the U.S. at around $25 a 750-ml. and $33 a liter. Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee also will be available in the U.K., with select travel retail markets to follow.

“We wanted to recruit a new generation of drinkers, and knew we had to create a liqueur to be enjoyed across numerous occasions,” said Mast-Jägermeister US’s CMO Chris Peddy. Director of innovation Jack Carson called it a natural idea, as Jägermeister and coffee already are a common pairing among fans.

The new release will cap a period of innovation for the brand, with CEO Jeff Popkin pointing to recent releases Mini Meisters, Coolpack, and Manifest as areas of success. The Coolpacks have performed particularly well, especially in national retail accounts. “The take rate has been excellent,” says Popkin. “The 375-ml. business is doing very well.”

 

HEATWAVE SHRINKS CHAMPAGNE HARVEST BY ALMOST 20%

Although yields in the region are officially limited by the Comité Champagne, which governs all aspects of production in the appellation, this year’s vintage is being restricted by nature, not man.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/heatwave-shrinks-champagne-harvest-by-almost-20/

 

How AR Is Reinventing Drinks Marketing

Interactive augmented reality apps and multisensory experiences create new opportunities for engaging with consumers

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-ar-is-reinventing-drinks-marketing/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=76294436&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_a29ObbOFK4TqtRsCrE3kPZlVFDS6rBeynuZCBSRlVtD_XOSV2rRVujgKTQNazY3DOkwQ4glFHVZ1fWi56WskhQ4pKxsaY2rFfaWXiIN_jkVGnlcg&_hsmi=76349312

 

Coffee is more like wine than you think

A parallel can easily be drawn between the worlds of wine and coffee.

https://azbigmedia.com/lifestyle/restaurants/coffee-is-more-like-wine-than-you-think/

How much does temperature affect a wine’s taste?

Does the temperature really matter?

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2019/09/wine-press-how-much-does-temperature-affect-a-wines-taste.html

Tandon Startup Developed Method for Pesticide-Free Weed, Wine and Tea

The protein breaks down the pesticides known as organophosphates, or OPs, found in the products

https://nyunews.com/news/2019/09/03/tandon-startup-detoxifies-weed-wine/

Apothic Wines Stuns Once Again With Launch Of Limited-Edition Sparkling Red

Apothic Sparkling Red is the boundary busting challenger to the sleepy world of sparkling white wine

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/apothic-wines-stuns-once-again-with-launch-of-limited-edition-sparkling-red-300910015.html

JAY Z’S CHAMPAGNE BRAND IS ABOUT TO RELEASE ITS ‘RAREST, MOST EXPENSIVE CUVÉE TO DATE’

Champagne Armand de Brignac is adding to its Blanc de Noirs Assemblage line with a new, expensive limited edition Champagne made from three separate vintages.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/jay-zs-champagne-brand-is-about-to-release-its-rarest-most-expensive-cuvee-to-date/

MTV star left blind in one eye after accident with champagne cork

MTV star Theo Campbell experienced the very real danger popping a bottle of champagne can pose firsthand this week when he says an unfortunate accident with a champagne cork left him unable to see in one eye.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/MTV-star-left-blind-in-one-eye-after-accident-14394416.php#photo-18173956

The untold story behind the Master Sommelier exam scandal

Attica wine director Jane Lopes proved her mastery as a sommelier, only to have the recognition stripped away.

https://www.goodfood.com.au/drinks/wine/the-untold-story-behind-the-master-sommeliers-exam-scandal-20190829-h1hj91?sfns=mo

Legal Wine Additives; the list

Materials Authorized for Treatment of Wine and Juice

https://thefeiringline.com/legal-wine-additives-the-list/

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New Wine

Terlato Wines has debuted a new luxury Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State’s Red Mountain appellation, Klipsun Vineyard Cabernet. The wine is sourced from and named for the region’s Klipsun vineyard, which Terlato purchased in 2016. Only 1,000 6-packs of the inaugural 2016 vintage will be released, with each individually numbered bottle retailing for $150 a 750-ml. In the past, grapes from the Klipsun vineyard have sold to Col Solare and Quilceda Creek, among others.

 

Why Big Doesn’t Always Mean Bad

Companies don’t grow to that size by selling wine consumers find offensive. And they don’t stay in business by shipping products which get taken right back to the store. The wines are clean. If anything, they are clean to a fault.

http://www.fredswan.wine/2019/08/28/big-doesnt-always-mean-bad/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=3c897d3cfa-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_03_09_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-3c897d3cfa-64683881

 

Are organic grapes better for winemaking?

Here are the results from recent studies, which have focused on the consequences that alternative farming systems have on vine, grape and wine parameters.

https://blog.vintagereport.com/2019/01/21/organic-grapes-winemaking/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=3c897d3cfa-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_03_09_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-3c897d3cfa-64683881

 

The Right Knives to Use With Every Type of Cheese

Just as there are preferred knives for slicing bread, filleting fish, and dicing vegetables, certain cheese knives are designed for specific types of cheese.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-right-knives-to-use-with-every-type-of-cheese-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6ed379676c-SEPT_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&mc_cid=6ed379676c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Nine of the World’s Most Beautiful Wine and Spirits Bottles

Some wine and spirit bottles are bona fide works of art.

https://vinepair.com/articles/9-best-wine-spirits-bottles/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6ed379676c-SEPT_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&mc_cid=6ed379676c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

11 Things You Should Know About Pappy Van Winkle

The whiskey is one of the hardest-to-find bottles out there, and it’s cherished worldwide as the ultimate example of quality.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-things-should-know-pappy-van-winkle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6ed379676c-SEPT_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&mc_cid=6ed379676c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Phylloxera Strikes Walla Walla Vineyards

Walla Walla Valley is unusually vulnerable to phylloxera because many growers there chose to plant grapevines on their own roots, rather than graft them onto phylloxera-resistant roots, as is common in most wine-producing regions.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/09/phylloxera-strikes-walla-walla-vineyards

 

Extended Rotating Warnings On Beverage Alcohol Labels? Perhaps

If certain groups have their way today, the U.S. beverage alcohol warning label may soon be graced with this adjunct message: “Government Warning: According to the Surgeon General, consumption of alcoholic beverages can cause cancer, including breast and colon cancers.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/09/03/extended-rotating-warnings-on-beverage-alcohol-labels-perhaps/#274d39bb4f3a

 

“Location-Aware” Wine Labels to Drive New Sales

Consumers are able to scan the labels of hundreds of wines, viewing that winery’s content which is stunningly displayed in  augmented reality, right at the bottle face

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/location-aware-wine-labels-to-drive-new-sales-says-third-aurora-300911177.html

 

Perfect pours for cheering on the Pats

Doubleback — that will have your guests going gaga as the GOAT surgically strikes at the heart of the Steelers defense with precise play-calling and execution.

https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/09/04/perfect-pours-for-cheering-on-the-pats/

 

What’s the Right Temperature for Champagne? It Depends.

There’s more to it than pulling it out of the fridge and popping the cork.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/03/best-chamapgne-temperature/

Yes, Hangover-Free Wines Do Exist

Dry Farm Wines tests the wines they carry in a lab because wine does not have a contents label, and thus we consumers are blind to what is actually in our wine.

https://styleblueprint.com/everyday/hangover-free-wines-dry-farm-wines/

What is the difference between fortified and unfortified wine?

Fortified wine means any wine, of more than sixteen percent (16%) and no more than twenty-four percent (24%) alcohol by volume, made by fermentation from grapes, fruits, berries, rice, or honey; or by the addition of pure cane, beet, or dextrose sugar; or by the addition of pure brandy from the same type of grape, fruit, berry, rice, or honey that is contained in the base wine and produced in accordance with the regulations of the United States. Unfortified wine means any wine of sixteen percent (16%) or less alcohol by volume, made by fermentation from grapes, fruits, berries, rice, or honey; or by the addition of pure cane, beet, or dextrose sugar; or by the addition of pure brandy from the same type of grape, fruit, berry, rice, or honey that is contained in the base wine and produced in accordance with the regulations of the United States.

 

Understanding the Evolution of Cannabis Wine

Cannabis—stands on complicated legal ground, caught in the contradictory crosshairs of federal and state regulations, while on the brink of contributing to whole new categories of consumable products, including cannabis-infused wine.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/understanding-the-evolution-of-cannabis-wine/

Cava growers to take strike action

Grape growers in Catalonia have agreed to strike action in September, to protest a dramatic fall in prices for Cava grapes.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/news/cava-growers-take-strike-action

New Bourbon

Larceny Bourbon has released an augmented reality smartphone app called Unlock the Rickhouse. Now through the end of the year, consumers can use the app to explore virtual rickhouses for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize and other goodies. The concept was inspired by the brand’s historical mascot John E. Fitzgerald, a treasury agent who used his authority to help himself to the choicest products in the rickhouses under his purview. Part of Bardstown, Kentucky-based Heaven Hill’s portfolio, Larceny Bourbon is at 46% abv and retails for $25 a 750-ml. Last year, Larceny depleted 103,000 cases in the U.S., up 21%, according to Impact Databank.

How, When, and Why It’s Okay to Send Back a Bottle of Wine

A lot depends on why you’re refusing the wine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-why-send-back-wine-restaurant/

Cracking the Wine Code

Your local, passionate wine purveyor loves to help you have a great wine experience.

https://thetahoeweekly.com/2019/09/cracking-the-wine-code/

The High-Altitude Vineyards of Greece

As one of Europe’s most mountainous countries, Greece is a hotbed of excellent high-altitude wines.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/04/high-altitude-vineyards-of-greece/

Why a Wine’s Alcohol-by-Volume is Lying to You

One thing required to be on a label (sort of) is the percent of alcohol by volume, or abv. You might be surprised, however, to learn the alcohol percentage listed is often not entirely true.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/04/wine-abv-is-a-lie/

Judge orders Anheuser-Busch to halt ‘corn syrup’ labels

To stop using Bud Light packaging that implies rival brews made by MillerCoors contain corn syrup.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/judge-orders-anheuser-busch-halt-170942544.html

Online selling means building trust. Here are 5 ways to win that & 5 to lose it.

 

How to Tell if Wine Has Gone Bad

As a general rule, if a wine bottle is open for over a week it’s probably gone “bad.”

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/how-to-tell-if-wine-has-gone-bad/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

The 20 Best Bottled-in-Bond Whiskeys, Ryes, Bourbons, and Brandies at Every Price

You’ve probably heard the term “bottled in bond” before, but what exactly does it mean?

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/20-best-bottled-in-bond-whiskeys-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=be930555fe-SEPT_6_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-be930555fe-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-be930555fe-38937345&mc_cid=be930555fe&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Distiller uses beef bones to create video game vodka

The vodka is made from a wheat spirit base. Once the beef bones have been roasted and smoked, the marrow is extracted and macerated in neutral grain alcohol. The spirit is then distilled at a low temperature in a vacuum still.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/distiller-uses-beef-bones-to-create-video-game-vodka/

 

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Chapel Hill has grown steadily in both population and reputation on the national dining scene over the last two decades.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/05/a-wine-lovers-guide-to-chapel-hill-north-carolina/

Half-Bottles of Wine Offer Value and Variety. So Why Aren’t We Drinking Them?

Half-bottles hold 375 milliliters, or 12.6 ounces, of wine — the equivalent of two generous glasses

https://vinepair.com/articles/half-bottle-wine-advantages/

 

Millennials are drinking more because they’re having kids

In 2013, millennials consumed about 24 alcoholic drinks per month. By this year, that number has climbed to about 29 per month – with about 77% of all millennials in the U.S. consuming alcoho

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/05/constellations-brands-millennials-are-drinking-more-because-of-kids.html

Chianti producers to consider increasing sweetness to ‘appeal to women’ and younger drinkers

The Italian government has approved a request from the Chianti Wine Consortium that will allow wine producers to raise the level of residual sugars from the grapes they use to produce the famous wine in line with European regulations.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/05/chianti-producers-consider-increasing-sweetness-appeal-women/

 

New study: We’ll happily pay a premium for wine when it comes to Drink Local

Results hint that consumers are less likely to associate price with quality for national brands, and are more likely to buy cheaper products since they all seem the same regardless of price. But the reverse seems to be true for local wine; that is, consumers equate higher price with better quality.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/new-study-well-happily-pay-a-premium-for-wine-when-it-comes-to-drink-local/

 

https://phys.org/news/2019-09-consumers-price-quality-products.html

 

 

Non-alcohol beer Coors Edge coming to U.S. in November

With the launch of the Coors Edge, which contains 41 calories, 8 grams of carbohydrates and less than 0.5% alcohol-by-volume, the brewer is taking another step in modernizing its portfolio of lower-octane beverages.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/non-alcohol-beer-coors-edge-coming-us-november?sf218897512=1

 

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Eight Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask About Spiked Seltzer

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

Why I Let My Kids Drink Wine

 

The Ultimate Guide To Spanish Wine

The Spanish wine scene is going through exciting times

https://www.thewinesociety.com/guides-wine-regions-spain

Wine Freedom Expands Membership to Protect Wine Drinkers Rights
Wine Freedom is supported by consumers, the National Association of Wine Retailers, and others

https://www.winefreedom.org

 

NAPA PRODUCER INTRODUCES NEW ‘CULT CAB’

A boutique producer in the Napa Valley has launched a new limited edition Cabernet Sauvignon, of just 300 magnums priced at US$3,500 each, with the owner declaring it to be, “wild energy, a leopard”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/napa-producer-introduces-new-cult-cab/

The Most Iconic Food and White Wine Pairings — and Why They Work So Well

Ready to sample some gastronomical matches made in heaven? Here are five of the world’s most iconic food and white wine pairings, and why they work.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-food-white-wine-pairings-guide/

How to Order Wine Like a Boss (Without Paying Like One)

If you are the one handing over your credit card, how can you keep the wine bill under control?

https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2019/08/26/how-to-order-wine-like-a-boss-without-paying-like-one/?slreturn=20190728091710

Why I Let My Kids Drink Wine

My Italian wife grew up with her father offering her wine at the table. Not a bottle, just a sip here and there. We now do the same with our 10 and 8 year old. A sip here and there.

https://10daily.com.au/views/a190819efzgw/why-i-let-my-kids-drink-wine-20190826

Are Expensive Wines Better?

The question is broad, so a simple “yes or no” answer doesn’t work, but the short answer is “usually.”

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/are-expensive-wines-better-/1041

Impact Compounds

These compounds are derived from grape chemistry, vineyard environment, and winemaking techniques.

http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/impact-compounds

Ten top-quality Irish whiskeys for $50 or less

From a five-year-old whiskey created by the founders behind one of the world’s top bars to an Irish whiskey finished in Caribbean rum casks, there’s something to suit every palate in our pick of top bottlings from the Emerald Isle.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/ten-top-quality-irish-whiskeys-for-50-or-less/

‘MISLEADING’ LABELS ON IRISH WHISKEY COULD DAMAGE CATEGORY

Any statements on labels that “would appear to give the impression of distilling where distilling is not yet taking place, is not permitted,” according to the IWA

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/misleading-labels-on-irish-whiskey-could-damage-category-growth/

New Tanqueray

Tanqueray gin has unveiled a new flavored expression. Distilled four times with the essence of orange, Tanqueray Sevilla Orange is now rolling out across select Florida markets. While the launch will initially be limited to 1-liter bottles, 750-ml. packaging is set to debut in October. The orange-tinted expression first launched in Europe last September. Tanqueray is a part of Diageo’s gin portfolio, which also includes the Gordon’s, Jinzu, and Villa Ascenti labels.

Wait, ‘Hyperdecanting’ Wine Isn’t Just a Succession Joke?

Should hyperdecant because “it softens the tannins, ages the aromas.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2019/08/succession-connor-roy-hyperdecanting-wine.html

The Complete Guide to Cork Taint

This is a broad term which is applied to wine faults affecting the smell and taste of the wine.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/08/the-complete-guide-to-cork-taint

Drink These 50 Wines to Be a French Wine Expert

French wine is endlessly fascinating. If you try the 50 wines here, or even a fair percentage of them, you’ll never be daunted by the French wine section on a restaurant list ever again.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/best-french-wines

Organic and biodynamic wines quality and characteristics: the scientific point of view

The organic wines represent the 2.4% of the wine global market and their trend is increasing. Their production is regulated by law, but it has not the same meaning in different countries.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2019/08/25/organic-and-biodynamic-wines-quality-and-characteristics-the-scientific-point-of-view/

The world’s three largest wineries, all owned by the same company

In 2000, they claimed to take one-third of the total grape harvest in California (they have 90 000 acres under contract), and to make more wine than all of Australia.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/california/the-worlds-three-largest-wineries-all-owned-by-the-same-company

Inside Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico, one of the world’s most celebrated wine regions, lies between the renowned Tuscan cities of Florence and Siena.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/styles-regions/inside-chianti-classico?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=8e8ad1ab6a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_27_09_34&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-8e8ad1ab6a-64683881

HOW TO STOP YOUR TEEN FROM DRINKING AND DRIVING

While you may not be able to control every choice your teen makes, you can help steer him or her in the right direction. The following suggestions can help you keep your teen from getting an underage OUI conviction.

https://www.carneydefense.com/blog/2019/05/how-to-stop-your-teen-from-drinking-and-driving.shtml

Stoli Group Unveils New Upscale Tequila, Villa One

Stoli Group has partnered with musician and actor Nick Jonas and fashion designer John Varvatos on a new high-end Tequila brand called Villa One. The new entry will debut nationally next month, including 100%-blue agave Silver ($45 a 750-ml.), Reposado ($50), and Añejo ($60) expressions made at Stoli Group’s Fabrica de Tequilas Finos distillery by master distiller Arturo Fuentes. All are at 40% abv.

The Villa One brand was inspired by a trip that Jonas and Varvatos took to Mexico last year. The duo is responsible for Villa One’s bottle design, which includes jewelry-inspired metalwork that’s a signature of the John Varvatos brand, and will promote the label under the tagline “Life as it should be.” Stoli Group acting president and CEO Rudy Costello noted that the ultra-premium Tequila space is continuing its strong growth trend, and is projected to expand by about 8% this year.

“At launch, we’re focusing on high-quality distribution channels and ensuring that the brand is introduced the right way,” Stoli noted in a statement to SND. “We own our own distillery, so we can manage demand along the way, but we do have long-term aspirations to compete with the top five tequilas in the ultra-premium sector.” Villa One joins the existing Cenote Tequila in Stoli Group’s brand stable.

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Partners with Professional Football Teams

No. 3 Glass Wine Brand in U.S.* Becomes Official Wine Partner of Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears, and New York Giants and Celebrates Partnership by Introducing New Football Themed Canned Wine

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/08/28/1907788/0/en/Woodbridge-by-Robert-Mondavi-Partners-with-Professional-Football-Teams.html

The Science of Color in Wine

Wine professionals discuss pigmentation, extraction, and how color can affect everything from appearance to ageability

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-color-in-wine/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=10252b600d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_28_09_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-10252b600d-64683881

How to Create Pinot Noir Wine Flights

One tip to consider when tasting: rather than searching for fruit flavors, focus on texture.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/08/27/create-pinot-noir-wine-flights/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=10252b600d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_28_09_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-10252b600d-64683881

Nick Jonas and John Varvatos create Villa One Tequila

The pair were inspired to launch their Tequila brand after taking a trip to Mexico with friends and family in 2018.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/nick-jonas-and-john-varvatos-create-villa-one-tequila/

The Secret About Wine Vintages

The reality is, the moment you find a wine you truly love, you have to accept it will never be the same again. Why? Vintage variation.

https://winefolly.com/episode/the-secret-about-wine-vintages-video/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

It always has been there and it always will be. It’s time to accept the inevitability and choose the best of the worst.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-cheap-american-beers-ranked-from-awful-to-drinabkle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=22590d4554-AUG_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-22590d4554-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-22590d4554-38937345&mc_cid=22590d4554&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

U.S. Supermarket Wine Is Getting Better

Supermarket wine has a pretty bad rap here — deservedly so.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanneobriencoffey/2019/08/28/is-us-supermarket-wine-getting-better/#4315d47464e3

Patriots commemorative 6X champions wine collection

Manos Wine, a company specializing in deep-etched and hand-painted bottles, announced a partnership with the Patriots,

https://www.patriots.com/news/manos-makes-commemorative-6x-champions-wine-collection

Red Wines of Prosecco

When it comes to looking for red wines with moderate-level alcohol with finesse and restraint, the Prosecco wine area is probably the last place in Europe that one might consider.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathrinetodd/2019/08/28/red-wines-of-prosecco/#3e94d6537e9a

How to spot a good wine

How exactly do you differentiate a good wine from a bad one?

https://www.brusselstimes.com/opinion/65739/how-to-spot-a-good-wine/

Gen Z Wine Consumers: What Do They Want from the Wine Industry?

While many wine marketers have been focusing on selling wine to Millennials, more than 20 million Generation Z consumers have reached legal drinking age since 2016

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=218675

Why is fine wine easier to value than art and cars?

When it comes to investment, wine, art and cars have often been regarded as ‘pleasurable’ assets.

https://www.liv-ex.com/2019/08/fine-wine-easier-value-art-cars/

Australian Wine 101: The Lowdown on Wine Down Under

It’s home to many inventions and new technology that, quite literally, changed the world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/australian-wine-101/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=678a37c82d-AUG_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-678a37c82d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-678a37c82d-38937345&mc_cid=678a37c82d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Eight Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask About Spiked Seltzer, Hard Tea, and Other FMBs

Confused about the connection between hard seltzers and beer, not to mention the differences between hard tea and other spiked canned or bottled beverages?

https://vinepair.com/articles/spiked-seltzer-guide-definition-hard-tea/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=678a37c82d-AUG_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-678a37c82d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-678a37c82d-38937345&mc_cid=678a37c82d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

This Is What The ‘Summer Of Seltzer’ Has Done To Beer Sales

It seemed as if everywhere you turned during summer 2019, from barbecues to the beach, there was a spiked seltzer.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilycappiello/2019/08/29/this-is-what-the-summer-of-seltzer-has-done-to-beer-sales/#6ab2b1ea63a6

Ball Is Making Aluminum Beer Pong Cups That Are ‘Infinitely Recyclable’

The aluminum Solo-esque cups are “infinitely recyclable,” the brand said, much more so than the cheap plastic cups that litter backyards and parking lots after a long day of drinking

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a28842420/ball-aluminum-cups-sustainability-beer-pong/

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Montreal

Despite a dearth of independent wine shops due to Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ), Quebec’s liquor retail system, Montreal’s growing wine scene, which champions natural wine, only helps to establish the city’s distinctive culture.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/08/29/a-wine-lovers-guide-to-montreal/

Like Your Favorite Wines, French Absinthe Now Has Geographical Protection

Made from anise seed, fennel and wormwood, absinthe was introduced over the border of Switzerland to France in the early part of the 1800s

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2019/08/29/like-your-favorite-wines-french-absinthe-now-has-geographical-protection/#70778b981473

 

Wine’s Alcohol Levels Explained

During the harvesting and fermentation stages of winemaking, alcohol is created differentiating wine from the simple grape juice.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4094843.html

 

Is Rosé About To Trump Champagne?

At weddings, sparkling wine is on its way out and rosé is in,

https://www.forbes.com/sites/sylviebigar/2019/08/29/is-ros-about-to-trump-champagne/#43d983a14277

 

Wine Drinker? This Expert Says This Is How To Learn To Love Beer

How does one make the switch from a mainly wine palate to one that can appreciate the layers and flavors of the variety of beers out there?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilycappiello/2019/08/30/wine-drinker-this-expert-says-this-is-how-to-learn-to-love-beer/#62528a2c3d1e

 

What is Biodynamic Wine? A Quick and Easy Guide to the Buzzyworthy Trend

Most people associate biodynamics with cow horns filled with manure, tea treatments, and the stellar calendar — hippies parading through vineyard rows tossing dashes of chamomile here, honey there.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/what-is-biodynamic-wine-guide/

 

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