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Liquor Industry News 01-23-23

January 23, 2023

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

01-23-2023

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Does Alcohol Really Work Like Truth Serum?

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

What Will Consumers Be Drinking in 2023?

Sake producers branch out into vodka

Japanese breweries are turning their hands to making craft vodka, amidst fears for global sake sales.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/sake-producers-branch-out-into-vodka/

The 22 Best Non-Alcoholic Beers (2023)

Low- and no-alcohol beers may be drops in the proverbial bucket of total U.S. beer sales, but the market continues to explode with options as the category continues to expand.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-non-alcoholic-beers/

Stressed Out Vines Could Make for Happier Drinkers, According to Science

The topic of wine and health has always been a tumultuous one, with claims circulating in both directions causing a mess of confusion

https://vinepair.com/articles/vine-stress-happier-drinkers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=526277b8a2-January_03_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-526277b8a2-38937345&mc_cid=526277b8a2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What Percentage of Americans Drink Alcohol?

 The percentage of U.S. adults aged 18 and older who say they drink alcohol averaged 63% over the past two years, whereas 36% described themselves as “total abstainers.”

https://news.gallup.com/poll/467507/percentage-americans-drink-alcohol.aspx

The Difference Between Cheap Wines And Value Wines

When we say cheap wine, we mean cheap. That $4 bottle might seem like a steal, but it’s usually not a risk worth taking. There’s a reason those wines run only a few bucks.

https://www.thedailymeal.com/1154225/the-difference-between-cheap-wines-and-value-wines/

Mexican Beer Must-Haves, According to Suds Experts

But there’s a lot more to Mexican beer and brewing history than those simplifications.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/01/02/best-mexican-beer/

How To Find The Perfect Wine According To Your Taste?

Selecting the perfect wine for your taste can be a daunting task. With so many varietals, it’s often difficult to know where to begin.

https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/how-to-find-the-perfect-wine-according-to-your-taste/

What Does ‘Reserve’ Mean On A Wine Label?

The first thing consumers need to understand is that “reserve” isn’t a regulated term on U.S. wine labels

https://www.tastingtable.com/1153816/what-does-reserve-mean-on-a-wine-label/

Wine Labels and their Discontents

They say that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but people do exactly that all the time.

https://wineeconomist.com/2023/01/04/transparency-2/

The Origin Of Florence, Italy’s Wine Windows

Wine windows are, at their heart, exactly what they sound like: windows for wine, and they have been around for a very long time.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1140313/the-origin-of-florence-italys-wine-windows/

Worried about your drinking? Here’s how to check it

There are lots of great reasons to decide to go “dry” in January and give up alcohol.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/02/health/dry-january-tips-wellness/index.html

Biodynamic, Organic, Natural Wines “Explained”

If you don’t farm, these concepts are hard to explain.

https://craigcamp.com/journal/2022/12/28/biodynamic-organic-natural-wines-explained

Get to Know Grappa, the Fragrant Italian Liquor

This poor man’s drink has drifted from its modest origins.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/01/03/grappa-guide/

Tequila exports hit new record in 2022

It was a knockout year for Tequila as exports jumped to record-breaking highs in 2022.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/tequila-exports-hit-new-record-in-2022/

A Guide To The Central Italy Wine Regions

If you have always wanted to know more about the most famous Central Italy wine regions, keep reading.

https://glassofbubbly.com/a-guide-to-the-central-italy-wine-regions/

Why You Should Only Buy Half-Bottles of Vermouth

Just as wine’s flavor begins to change after the cork is popped, vermouth starts to oxidize as soon as the bottle is opened.

https://vinepair.com/articles/half-bottle-vermouth-hack/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4edab72136-January_04_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4edab72136-38937345&mc_cid=4edab72136&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Supermarkets launching all-out push for wine sales in CT

Buying wine in a supermarket counts as one of those activities we do in other states, which causes us to wonder, why can’t we have that in Connecticut?]

https://www.ctinsider.com/politics/article/supermarket-wine-sales-beer-17691431.php

Study finds sugary drinks could be connected to male hair loss

Links between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and the onset of baldness in men have been unveiled in a Nutrients journal study in China.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/study-finds-sugary-drinks-could-be-connected-to-male-hair-loss/

Scientists create new category of non-alcoholic ‘spirit’

Neuroscientists have created a new category of non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ designed to mimic the feel-good effects of alcohol.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2023/01/scientists-create-new-category-of-non-alcoholic-spirit/

What can we expect from wine in 2023? Climate chaos will decide

For wine writers, it’s typical to start the year with a column suggesting trends and making predictions about what the hot regions and bottles will be.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-what-can-we-expect-from-wine-in-2023-climate-chaos-will-decide/

New Year, New Marketing Claim: Why ‘Low-Sugar’ Wine Labels Are Misleading

So, while it’s not untrue to label a bottle of wine as a “low-sugar” product, it’s a misnomer at best and misleading at worst.

https://vinepair.com/articles/no-sugar-wines-marketing-claim/

Don’t Trust ‘Sugar-Free’ Wine

Focus primarily on flavor when picking out a bottle.

https://thetakeout.com/dont-trust-sugar-free-wine-low-sugar-wine-labels-1849959364

Prosecco beats champagne in EU exports

Eurostat 2021 data: +43% share for Italian wine, 273M liters exported

https://www.efanews.eu/item/28259-prosecco-beats-champagne-in-eu-exports.html

Neurosurgeon reveals how long it really takes for alcohol to leave your system

An Ohio-based doctor has issued a warning to make people aware of how long it really takes for one’s liver to metabolize one drink.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/neurosurgeon-reveals-how-long-it-really-takes-for-alcohol-to-leave-your-system/

Everything You Need to Know About Burgundy Wines and Which Bottles to Pour Now

Less than 5% of French wine comes from Burgundy, but don’t let this region’s size fool you.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/01/04/best-burgundy-wine/

Chianti 101: galestro and alberese soils.

Note how the galestro is almost yellow in color while the alberese is nearly white.

https://dobianchi.com/2023/01/05/difference-schist-shale-wine/

8 Bucket-List Drinks Spots Around the World

With all the distilleries around the world, how do you decide which ones to explore?

https://www.winemag.com/2023/01/05/coolest-bars-around-world/

Why prosecco sales are booming

Prosecco sales are booming, helped by people celebrating the new year with the affordable bubbly, according to Liz Paquette, head of insights for online alcohol retailer Drizly.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/lifestyle/prosecco-sales-are-booming/

SHOULD WINE REVIEWS COMMENT ON THE PACKAGING?

How does that package attract or repel them? How much useful information does it convey? And in the case of a decision to cover the cork in plastic, how much trouble does it cause when opening the wine?

https://carlgiavanticonsulting.com/should-wine-reviews-comment-on-the-packaging/

What Will Consumers Be Drinking in 2023?

Champagne and white Burgundy put in notable performances in 2022, but with their prices remaining strong, I expect lesser known wine regions, such as Sicily and the Maremma, will gain more attention in 2023.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2023/01/06/expert-editorial-what-will-consumers-be-drinking-in-2023

QR Codes are as good as gold. You just have to commit to mining it.

QR codes – like the digital “silver bullets” known as eCommerce and SMS messaging that came before – often fail to live up to the hype for wine brands.

https://www.wineindustrynetwork.com/c/somm-says?fid=gbQwPlNWm2v1iwi3&utm_source=wineindustrynetwork.com&utm_medium=website

How to Drink Your Way Through Disney World

Whether you fancy a rum-spiked, Star Wars-themed concoction or a perfectly poured pint of craft beer, Disney’s drink scene is not to be missed.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/01/06/disney-drinking-guide/

The Process To Look For When Buying Non-Alcoholic Wines

Wine without alcohol isn’t just grape juice.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1159182/the-process-to-look-for-when-buying-non-alcoholic-wines/

How To Pair Bourbon With Your Kentucky Fried Chicken Order

Pairings, it seems, aren’t just for food and wine anymore.

https://www.mashed.com/1158151/how-to-pair-bourbon-with-your-kentucky-fried-chicken-order/

The Thai Region Wine Lovers Should Keep An Eye On

There’s one Thai region in particular that wine enthusiasts should definitely add to their bucket list. Can you guess where it is?

https://www.tastingtable.com/1154800/the-thai-region-wine-lovers-should-keep-an-eye-on/

Does Prosecco Really Cause The Worst Hangovers?

But there is one little thing that gives credence to the hangover reputation – in fact, it’s a whole lot of little things sparkling, dancing, and singing in your pretty chilled tulip glass.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1160321/does-prosecco-really-cause-the-worst-hangovers/

Everything You Need To Know About Vermouth

Vermouth is fortified wine infused with the flavors of various herbs, plants, and spices, depending on the producer.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1157374/everything-you-need-to-know-about-vermouth/

14 Tips On How To Cook With Alcohol

Alcohol intensifies flavors and elevates ingredients while adding a distinct taste and even texture to a dish

https://www.mashed.com/1158066/tips-on-how-to-cook-with-alcohol/

Non-alcoholic drinks ‘can increase cravings’, says expert

Drinking low or no alcohol alternatives this Dry January can induce cravings for the real thing, an addiction specialist has claimed.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/non-alcoholic-drinks-can-increase-cravings-says-expert/

Experts warn against pouring Baileys down the sink

Quite apart from the fact that it’s incredibly wasteful, there is another very good reason why you should avoid pouring Baileys down the sink.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/experts-warn-against-pouring-baileys-down-the-sink-after-christmas/

Five times Hollywood films have influenced beer sales

Can TV and film influence what we’re drinking? There is compelling evidence to suggest that’s the case. After all, everyone and their uncle hated Merlot after Sideways hit theatres, and cult classic Lost in Translation put Suntory whisky back on the map. It’s no wonder companies are investing in product placement more than ever before.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/five-times-hollywood-films-have-influenced-beer-sales/

10 gardening hacks using leftover beer

Beer is, quite often, the solution, but not just to drink but also to use in your garden too. Here, db shares 10 inventive green-fingered hacks, gathered from horticultural sources, on how to use leftover Christmas beer in January to help your garden thrive in time for spring.

Close-up of hand holding beer bottle against sky. Cropped image of mid adult man is enjoying alcohol in yard. Focus is on limb during sunny day. Man has tattoo in his forearm.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/10-gardening-hacks-using-leftover-beer/

Can corks make wine more astringent?

Suberic acid appears to be the compound in micro-agglomerate corks that is associated with astringency.

https://www.therealreview.com/2023/01/09/can-corks-make-wine-more-astringent/

GREEK WINES (VARIETIES AND APPELLATIONS) 10 Most Popular

There are many delicious Greek wines to choose from! Greece is home to a number of indigenous grape varieties that are used to produce a wide range of wine styles. Some popular Greek wines include:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/01/09/greek-wines-varieties-and-appellations-10-most-popular/

Long-term negative trends for wine in the USA

The USA puts alcohol under the control of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), instead. So, it is this latter department that we must consult about data concerning trends in U.S. wine production.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2023/01/long-term-negative-trends-for-wine-in.html

New 90+ NA

Boston’s Latitude Beverage has entered the non-alcoholic wine market with Délure Zero, a new offering from the French low-alcohol brand. Déluré Zero is a sparkling rosé made with Grenache grapes sourced from the South of France with the alcohol removed from the fully vinted wine. Each 8-ounce serving has 35 calories and the wine is now available in select markets for a suggested price of $15 a bottle.

In the Shadow of Rome, 3 Ancient Grape Varieties Stage a Comeback

Along with returning to tradition and taking advantage of the excellent land and climate, Lazio winemakers wish to capitalize on Rome’s enormous wine tourism potential, long left untapped

https://www.winemag.com/2023/01/09/rome-ancient-grapes/

Ca’ del Bosco: a winery with traditional values and vivacious design

Italian brand is adding extra sparkle to the international wine scene

https://www.theweek.co.uk/arts-life/food-drink/959179/ca-del-bosco-winery-franciacorta-italy

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

Here are 11 of the cheapest full-calorie American macro beers, ranked from worst (never drink again) to best (fine, I’ll have one more).

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-cheap-american-beers-ranked-from-awful-to-drinabkle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1f0058c7da-January_11_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1f0058c7da-38937345&mc_cid=1f0058c7da&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine Hits the Language Barrier

Does the language of wine create a barrier to entry for consumers?

https://wineeconomist.com/2023/01/10/lingo/

Does Being an Industry Pro Blow Out Your Palate?

The good news: Drinking like an industry professional will not necessarily dull a palate over time. However, it does change how tastes are perceived.

https://vinepair.com/articles/industry-pro-palate-blowout/

Is wine good for your skin?

Skincare fanatics, raise your glasses. New developments in the cosmetics industry indicate red wine could be good for your skin, as both an active ingredient and a drink.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/is-wine-good-for-your-skin/

Is Wine Good For You? Sorting Facts from Fiction

Is wine good for you or not?

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/is-wine-good-for-you-facts-vs-fiction/

Natural Wine, Hangovers, and the Science of Post-Drinking Misery

Is there any research to support the idea that natural wine results in no hangover?

https://thetakeout.com/natural-wine-hangovers-science-of-post-drinking-misery-1849968227

Does Alcohol Really Work Like Truth Serum?

As the saying goes, “in vino veritas”. But are you actually more likely to speak your mind when you’re drunk?

https://www.iflscience.com/does-alcohol-really-work-like-truth-serum-67018

Italian wine producers slam Ireland’s ‘alarmist’ health warning labels

Italian wine producers have objected strongly to Ireland’s plan to require health warning labels on wine bottles, outlining the links between alcohol and fatal cancers, after the move was approved by the EU Commission.

https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/italy-wine-producers-oppose-ireland-health-warning-labels.html

The Great Grapes of Sicily

 Sicily’s wines are produced about 80% from native grapes and white wines lead the charts at 60% of the island’s production, mostly found on the western side.  The eastern side of Sicily is more red wine based.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2023/01/Sicilys-red-and-white-grapes.html

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Liquor Industry News 01-09-23

January 9, 2023

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

01-09-2023

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What Can You Expect from Wine in 2023?

The 10 Best Vermouth Brands, Ranked

What Does ‘Angel’s Share’ Mean in Spirits?

Prosecco DOCG launches Green Academy and Wine Tourism lab

The Academy will study the most urgent environmental topics, and apply them to the region specifically.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/30983/Prosecco_DOCG_launches_Green_Academy_and_Wine_Tourism_lab.html

What Martha Stewart Says To Do When A Dinner Guest Brings Wine

It’s common practice to bring a host a small token of gratitude when you are invited to a dinner or holiday party.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1136846/what-martha-stewart-says-to-do-when-a-dinner-guest-brings-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

Diet Coke Can Make You Drunk Faster Than Regular Coke — Here’s the Science Behind It

Turns out that the theory is indeed supported by science. Here’s why, according to a recent article by The Mirror.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/diet-coke-drunk-faster/

Liquid Insights: Latest Trends in Mixology and Wine

Let’s look at what trend-forward locations were doing in 2022 that can highlight opportunities heading into 2023.

https://modernrestaurantmanagement.com/liquid-insights-latest-trends-in-mixology-and-wine/

New Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand winery Yealands Wines is launching Lighter Sauvignon Blanc, the newest addition to its list of sustainable wines. Its inaugural 2022 vintage was made using grapes from select parcels of Sauvignon Blanc at the winery’s Awatere and Wairau Valley vineyards. The vines in question are managed to maintain a low sugar level, resulting in low-alcohol wine—in this case 9% abv. It’s available now nationwide for a suggested $16 a bottle, imported by Palm Bay International.

University of Minnesota releases new white wine grape varietal: Clarion

Grape growers and wine lovers take note: The University of Minnesota is releasing its sixth cold-hardy wine grape, Clarion.

https://www.minnesotauncorked.com/university-of-minnesota-white-wine-grape-varietal-clarion/

New Whiskey

Writers’ Tears Irish whiskey, part of Walsh Whiskey, has launched Red Head, the latest limited release from the brand. The single malt Irish whiskey is bottled at 46% abv and is matured in Oloroso-seasoned Sherry casks, lending the whiskey a reddish hue and representing the source of its name. Red Head carries a suggested price of $70 a 750-ml. and is available in 22 states across the U.S. in limited quantities. Writers’ Tears is imported by San Francisco-based Hotaling & Co.

Spumante: Your Guide To The Italian Sparkling Wine

To put Spumante into your bottle of Italian sparkling wine, you don’t need to have grown it in a specific region, with a specific grape variety, or even use a specific fermentation technique. As long as it was grown and produced in Italy, you can put Spumante on your label.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/spumante-your-guide-to-the-italian-sparkling-wine-1671643688467

9 Drinks Trends to Leave in 2022

With bars and restaurants across the country open at full capacity and without mask mandates for the first time since April 2020, this year bore witness to multiple bar innovations that have been almost two years in the making.

https://vinepair.com/articles/worst-drinks-trends-2022/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=87bd4a1e79-December_23_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-87bd4a1e79-38937345&mc_cid=87bd4a1e79&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

These Three Shots Were Ordered the Most in 2022 — And One Might Surprise You

While it’s been years since LMFAO recorded “Shots” with Lil Wayne, we won’t judge if you’re still knocking back tequila to that familiar tune.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/top-ordered-shots-2022/

Four in five people have purchased wine based on what the label looks like

Some 85% of people said that they had purchased a bottle of wine in the past primarily based on the appearance of the label, data from online wine marketplace Vivino has revealed.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/12/four-in-five-people-have-purchased-wine-based-on-what-the-label-looks-like/

Wine Is Getting Pricier Thanks to a Logistical Nightmare

Supply chain issues, drought, and war are conspiring to make it way more expensive to produce the drink around the world.

https://www.wired.com/story/wine-is-getting-pricier-thanks-to-a-logistical-nightmare/

Decanter bookmarks: Things to read, watch and listen to for wine lovers

Every month the Decanter team selects the best books, podcasts, films and shows for wine lovers.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/the-editors-blog/decanter-bookmarks-what-to-read-watch-and-listen-to-this-month-459552/

This New Coffee Table Book Tells the True History of Champagne Through 100 Iconic Bottles

The bubbly wine’s origins are less romantic than you think.

https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/impossible-collection-champagne-assouline-1234788450/

What Makes Gewürztraminer Wine Unique?

Gewürztraminer is a wine grape grown all over the world, but is originally found in the Trentino-Alto Adige region in Northern Italy and is now widely grown in the Alsace region in France, as well as in Germany

https://www.tastingtable.com/1147492/what-makes-gewurztraminer-wine-unique/

Petit Verdot Explained: Why This Red Wine Should Be on Your Radar

Petit Verdot doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

https://www.foodandwine.com/petit-verdot-wine-guide-6944830

Susumaniello Is The Italian Wine Variety You’re Likely Missing Out On

Susmaniello grapes hail from Italy’s southern Salice Salento province and are one of the world’s rarest varieties used to make wine, according to Wine Searcher.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1142475/susumaniello-is-the-italian-wine-variety-youre-likely-missing-out-on/

Everything You Need To Know About Merlot Wine

In blind-tasting testing, merlot and cabernet sauvignon can occasionally be confused, and they are frequently combined in red wine mixes. Despite coming from different varietals, the two wines do have the same ancestor: Cabernet Franc.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/everything-you-need-to-know-about-merlot-wine-1671814686746

More sweet wines and fewer pinot noirs? What climate change could mean for wine lovers

Sweeter wines, with higher alcohol content? For some this might sounds like the makings of a great night out, albeit with a much less pleasant morning after.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/130733239/more-sweet-wines-and-fewer-pinot-noirs-what-climate-change-could-mean-for-wine-lovers

You Shouldn’t Turn Your Nose Up At Boxed Wine. Here’s Why

Just because boxed wine is cheap doesn’t mean it is of lesser quality. The reputation boxed wines have accumulated could very well be unfair, according to Wine Cooler Direct, as some great wines are packaged in boxes — with plenty of benefits to pouring wine out of boxes instead of bottles.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1143788/you-shouldnt-turn-your-nose-up-at-boxed-wine-heres-why/

This Is The World’s Oldest Non-Alcoholic Beer Brand

Humans have been making beer for a long time.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1148064/this-is-the-worlds-oldest-non-alcoholic-beer-brand/

Does Storing Wine Bottles Horizontally Actually Make A Difference?

But should you store your wine standing straight up or on its side? The answer might surprise you.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1144006/does-storing-wine-bottles-horizontally-actually-make-a-difference/

The Most Viral Booze Stories of 2022, Ranked

Between reality TV squabbles, soda-infused pepperoni pizza, and a beer-drinking horse promoted to village mayor, there was no shortage of interesting and wacky news to fill the past 12 months.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-viral-alcohol-stories-2022/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4b912968d6-December_28_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4b912968d6-38937345&mc_cid=4b912968d6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What Can You Expect from Wine in 2023?

Wines sales are slowing; the big question is how long the dip will last

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-can-you-expect-from-wine-in-2023

6 Wine Industry Trends to Watch in 2023

In the coming year, the wine world will respond to climate change and generational shifts

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/6-wine-industry-trends-to-watch-in-2023/

The Changing Demographics and Preferences of Wine Consumers

What are you drinking these days?

https://www.theexaminernews.com/the-changing-demographics-and-preferences-of-wine-consumers/

Alexa, Google, or Siri — Which Digital Assistant Provides the Best Wine Advice? Somms Decide.

If you’re in a restaurant and have a question about wine when ordering your food, all you have to do is ask your server or the sommelier. But what if you’re having people over for the evening or chatting with friends and need a quick answer to a wine question?

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-virtual-sommelier/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4b912968d6-December_28_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4b912968d6-38937345&mc_cid=4b912968d6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A Visual Guide to Whiskey Maturation

It’s no secret that whiskey improves and evolves with time in-barrel.

https://vinepair.com/articles/whiskey-aging-evolution-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4b912968d6-December_28_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4b912968d6-38937345&mc_cid=4b912968d6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What Does ‘Angel’s Share’ Mean in Spirits?

The phrase has been used by distillers for centuries but became more popular in the 1970s.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/12/27/angels-share-meaning/

Dangerous dinner: Chemicals in our food

FDA tested more than 300 foods and found levels of heavy metals in foods like leafy greens to potato chips

https://www.wmar2news.com/news/local-news/dangerous-dinner-chemicals-in-our-food

Producers getting better at making alcohol-free beer and wine: Here’s how it’s done

What’s behind the big boom in this side of the industry? And where might it go from here?

https://phys.org/news/2022-12-alcohol-free-beer-wine.html

The Science Behind Why Your Wine Smells Like Farts

If you happen upon a bottle that reeks of overcooked cabbage, you don’t need to pretend that it’s some special nuanced aroma that your nose is too unsophisticated to appreciate.

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9 Things You Should Know About Harvey’s Bristol Cream

Harvey’s Bristol Cream forged a lane of its own within the category, becoming a staple among the royals and a notable holiday beverage.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-harveys-bristol-cream/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8bacee05d2-December_29_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8bacee05d2-38937345&mc_cid=8bacee05d2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Worst Type Of Wine To Order With Spicy Food

Learning to pair food with wine can make your dining experience nicer, especially if you are going out to eat for a celebration or on a date.

https://www.thedailymeal.com/1149900/the-worst-type-of-wine-to-order-with-spicy-food/

How A Bourbon’s Proof Will Change The Type Of Food It Pairs Best With

Food and wine pairing is an established practice, one that dates back more than 6,000 years, according to Science of Cooking.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1150439/how-a-bourbons-proof-will-change-the-type-of-food-it-pairs-best-with/

The 10 Best Vermouth Brands, Ranked

Quality vermouth is a must-have for your home bar. The fortified wine is used to make classic cocktails like the Martini, Negroni, Manhattan, and countless others.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1149929/the-best-vermouth-brands-ranked/

As my wine glass gently weeps

Beyond the physical glass, aficionados are often tempted to swirl their wine, and comment on its “legs” as an indicator of quality. Also dubbed “tears”, “fingers” and even “church windows”, this is the ring of drops that forms near the top of your glass, and it is rooted in physics.

https://physicsworld.com/a/as-my-wine-glass-gently-weeps/

Dramatic Readings of Wine Labels Turn Every Bottle Into a Party

Every time you open a bottle of wine, someone at the table or at the picnic table or at the beach towel or wherever you happen to be should, in the most entertaining way they can muster, read the label aloud.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dramatic-readings-wine-labels/

The Fermentation Method That Makes Crémant Different From Prosecco

For a sparkling wine to be classed as a crémant, it must be made in one of nine regions — eight in France and one in Luxembourg.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1149208/the-fermentation-method-that-makes-cremant-different-from-prosecco/

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Liquor Industry News 12-26-22

December 26, 2022

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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12-26-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Illegal Alcohol Shipping Has Become a Serious Problem

What Is Cooking Wine?

Can You Ship Alcohol?

Sensational Sicily

Understanding the region’s signature grapes and wines

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/sensational-sicily-a-guide-to-its-grapes-and-wines111522

Study: Young cannabis users drinking less alcohol

A new industry study found that 60 percent of cannabis users have cut back on alcohol consumption in the last 20 years.

https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/3762452-study-young-cannabis-users-drinking-less-alcohol/

Where? What? Why? Interrogating Lugana DOC

The Lugana DOC zone is anchored by beautiful Lake Garda in north-central Italy — a very good thing since grape vines are known to like to look at water and the lake influence is beneficial in many ways.

https://wineeconomist.com/2022/12/06/lugana/

The Fascinating History Of Italy’s Super Tuscan Wine

Super Tuscan’ refers to red Tuscan wines made from non-indigenous grapes – most notably Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/the-fascinating-history-of-italys-super-tuscan-wine-1670524291476

The 50 Best Spirits of 2022

This year brought us craft takes on classic styles, as well as limited-edition releases from legacy distillers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-50-best-spirits-of-2022/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0732b3374d-December_9_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0732b3374d-38937345&mc_cid=0732b3374d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why Champagne Pairs So Well With Steak

Champagne’s acidity complements the rich steak

https://www.tastingtable.com/1129961/why-champagne-pairs-so-well-with-steak/

Illegal Alcohol Shipping Has Become a Serious Problem

96% of the digital platforms accepted order and payment from a 15-year-old consumer.

https://beveragedynamics.com/2022/12/07/illegal-alcohol-shipping-dtc-direct-to-consumer/

Why are winemakers protesting in Bordeaux?

The largest winemaking protests for decades took place in Bordeaux this week, with over 1,000 winemakers from around the region driving their tractors into the city centre, and marching along the quays of the Garonne riverfront.

https://janeanson.com/why-are-winemakers-protesting-in-bordeaux

The 10 Best Aperitifs to Sip Before a Big Meal, According to Pros

Whether you’re enjoying a special-occasion feast at your favorite restaurant or a quiet dinner at home, tucking into a pre-dinner drink is a fun way to kick off a meal.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/12/06/best-aperitifs/

What Is Cooking Wine?

Choosing the right cooking wine can be tricky.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/12/05/cooking-wine/

What To Expect From Beaujolais Wine

A southern extension of Burgundy, Beaujolais came to be after Gamay was banished by Burgundy’s Duke in the late 14th century over suspicions of its incredible yields and short ripening season,

https://www.tastingtable.com/1127928/what-to-expect-from-beaujolais-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

Born in the U.S.A.: The Best American Whiskeys for Your Bar Cart

Although there is no internationally accepted definition for it, whiskey is generally defined as a “cereal-grain-based, non-neutral spirit which is usually aged in wood

https://www.winemag.com/2022/12/09/american-whiskey/

What is that egg shaped thing I am seeing in some wine cellars?

Concrete wine tanks are showing up in famous and not so famous cellars everywhere wine is being produced, including in well know French, California and even our local, northeast Ohio wineries.

https://www.starbeacon.com/opinion/columns/what-is-that-egg-shaped-thing-i-am-seeing-in-some-wine-cellars/article_73b32e30-7746-11ed-8234-43ed722ec626.html

7 Things You Should Know About Oban Whisky

Along the shore of the Firth of Lorn, one will find Oban, a small Scottish town now most notable for its namesake distillery.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-oban-whisky/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0c25aed4df-December_12_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0c25aed4df-38937345&mc_cid=0c25aed4df&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What gives you a wine hangover? It’s probably not the sulfites

No matter what type of reaction we’re talking about, other contributing factors make the anatomy of a hangover a complicated topic.

https://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/advice/2022/12/12/what-gives-you-a-wine-hangover-its-probably-not-the-sulfites.html

5 Brewing Innovations That Are Changing Craft Beer

The craft behind cryo hops, thiolized yeast and something called “Phantasm”

https://www.insidehook.com/article/booze/craft-beer-brewing-innovations

Wine Labeling Could be a Blessing in Disguise

The EU is introducing ingredient labeling for wine next year, and the rest of the world might not be far behind.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/12/wine-labeling-could-be-a-blessing-in-disguise

Winners and Losers in New Consumer Study on Nutritional and Ingredient Wine Labeling

When it comes to what consumers want to see on a wine label, new market research from the Wine Market Council collected in an online survey of 1,000 consumers shows there are winners and losers in nutritional or ingredient information and how it is presented.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/article/265250

Why you might soon be drinking more Swedish wine

Wine growers are eyeing up the Arctic provinces of Sweden, Norway and Finland for new plantings as possibilities open up due to climate change.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/12/why-you-might-soon-be-drinking-more-swedish-wine/

Is Los Angeles the True Birthplace of American Wine?

In a new documentary special, SOMM TV explores the roots of California’s wine culture.

https://www.foodandwine.com/los-angeles-wine-6890259

What Is Barley Wine? Origin, Uses And Types

Barley Wine (also known as barleywine) is actually a beer. The full-bodied strong brew has a rich copper to dark red-brown hue and a medium hoppiness. A considerable amount of malt contributes to the beer’s nutty, toasted, caramel flavours, while hops and yeast offer background flavour and body.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/what-is-barley-wine-origin-uses-and-types-1670954260569

“Round” Wine Has Lost Its Edge

“Round” once sparked a raft of sensuous terms to describe wine. Now that rough edges are de rigueur, is the term a relic of the past?

https://punchdrink.com/articles/round-wine-etymology/

Our Spiritual Drink: A History of Wine and the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, over and over and over again throughout history, has made critical contributions to winemaking and wine drinking

https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2022/12/14/catholic-church-wine-history-244305

Ice Wine: A Popular Drink Dubbed As “Liquid Gold”

Ice wine, most famously produced in Canada, is about as sweet as wine gets. This is because it is made from grapes that were naturally frozen while still on the grapevine. Allowing grapes to freeze while still on the vine will only freeze the water condensed within the grape.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/ice-wine-a-popular-drink-dubbed-as-liquid-gold-1671031608473

Your Guide to Pairing Non-Alcoholic Wine with Everything from Cheese to Oysters

But, before we get to the pairings, here’s a brief look at NA wine basics.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/12/15/non-alcoholic-wine-pairing-tips/

TTB Releases Updated Social Media Advertising Guidelines

The new guidance also clarifies that the same rules apply to all forms of social media advertising, including social media “likes” and third-party content that is reposted or “liked” by an industry member.

https://www.alcohol.law/index.php?/digest/ttb-releases-updated-social-media-advertising-guidelines

Can You Ship Alcohol? We Explain

The question “can you ship alcohol?” may sound straightforward, but, in the United States, it encompasses Talmudic complexities.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/12/16/ship-alcohol/

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Liquor Industry News 12-12-22

December 12, 2022

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

12-12-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Which Cheap Wines Are Actually Good? Here’s How to Tell

A Guide to All Things Cognac

The Theory and Rules of Wine Gifting

TTB SPEAKS UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA

TTB’s previous social media industry circular went through the various categories of social media, citing such sites as Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Friendster and Flickr, and explained exactly what mandatory information was required and where it must appear.

https://www.beveragelaw.com/booze-rules/ttb-speaks-up-on-social-media

Chianti Region Debuts New Way to Classify Wine

For years they have been tossing around the idea of redistricting the Classico region in order to provide consumers with more information about its many subzones.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2022/11/18/chianti-region-debuts-new-way-to-classify-wine/?sh=3f59f2d2186f

Etna announces nine new contrade with map update

Consorzio Tutela Vini Etna DOC has announced the addition of nine new contrade following a project to update its map of the volcano.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/etna-announces-nine-new-contrade-with-map-update-492184/

New Smirnoff Ice

Diageo has launched Red, White, and Merry, a new seasonal variety pack for Smirnoff Ice. The new 12-pack includes three cans each of Smirnoff Ice’s Holiday Punch, Berry Punch, Citrus Punch, and Orchard Punch. All four flavors come in at 4.5% abv and the 12-pack retails for around $18, with individual 6-packs selling for around $9. Smirnoff Ice’s Red, White, and Merry pack is now available across the U.S. for a limited time.

Yes, You Can Pair Candy Canes with Wine

There are competing tales as to why peppermint-flavored striped sugar sticks were bent into a cane shape starting in the 1800s.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/21/candy-canes-wine-pairings/

Barbera d’Asti and Monferrato: A Welcoming Place for Wine

The area of Monferrato, which lies between the cities of Alessandria and Asti in the Piedmont region of Italy, captures the imagination with its castles and lush landscapes.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/22/barbera-dasti-and-monferrato-a-welcoming-place-for-wine/

How to Store Wine Properly, and Why It Matters

Okay, so you bought a bottle of wine. Now what? Unless you plan to pop it open ASAP, wine needs to be stored properly.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/22/how-to-store-wine/

The Green Heart of Italy: Umbria

Dubbed ‘the green heart of Italy” for its breathtaking biodiversity, the Umbria wine region stretches across rolling hills, wild forests, and pristine lakes bookended between the Apennine mountains.

https://lmarcher.com/2022/11/22/the-green-heart-of-italy-umbria/

Is Sparkling Wine Too Complicated?

The world of Sparkling Wine is one that is constantly growing and to stay on top of everything that is happening in the industry is a full-time job, but for the average consumer who just wants to enjoy some Sparkling Wine, is it made too complicated?

https://glassofbubbly.com/is-sparkling-wine-too-complicated/

Your Ultimate Guide To Fortified Wines And Their Uses

There are various sorts of fortified wines, each with its own laws. These restrictions cover the type of base wine, the type of base spirit, the range of alcohol by volume (ABV), the amount of sugar, and the time of age.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/your-ultimate-guide-to-fortified-wines-and-their-uses-1669317245777?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook

Does Wine Go Bad? An Explainer

There are so many ways we examine wine to determine how good it is and how much better it could be with aging

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/25/can-wine-go-bad/

The Complete History Of Franzia Wines

For nearly a century, the Franzia family has been delivering affordable, quality wine at a fraction of their competitors price, all while battling buy-outs, growing their clan, and overcoming family obstacles.

https://www.mashed.com/1111473/the-complete-history-of-franzia-wines/?utm_campaign=clip

The story behind an Italian retail icon: Eataly, London

Since landing in London, international Italian retailer Eataly has become one of the city’s gastronomic icons. Here, Olivia Vachon, marketing manager at Eataly London, talks us through what made it such a destination for lovers of Italian food

https://www.specialityfoodmagazine.com/food-and-drink/the-story-behind-eataly-london

12 Types Of Brandy, Explained

Brandy is a favorite spirit of many and is a chameleon that can have a multitude of flavor notes as myriad as the fermented fruits it can be made from

https://www.tastingtable.com/1113241/types-of-brandy-explained/?utm_campaign=clip

9 Things You Should Know About Glenmorangie

Among the many distilleries in Scotland, few are more historic than Glenmorangie.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-glenmorangie/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=136e6dfa7c-November_28_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-136e6dfa7c-38937345&mc_cid=136e6dfa7c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Theory and Rules of Wine Gifting

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https://tomwark.substack.com/p/gift-of-wine

Beer For Dogs, Wine For Cats: How Drinks for Pets Became a Global Phenomenon

This year, the world’s largest beer company is offering Busch Turkey Broth Dog Brew, its second mass-market beer for dogs since its original pork-flavored dog beer hit the market in 2020.

https://vinepair.com/articles/drinks-for-pets-trend/

Behold the Michelada, the Beer Cocktail That Rules Brunch

Hailing from Mexico, the michelada has become a staple in bars across North America. And for good reason.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/28/best-michelada-recipe/

Here’s What Happened To The Wine Balloon After Shark Tank

The Wine Balloon works by lowering the deflated balloon into the wine bottle until it touches the wine.

https://www.mashed.com/1120987/heres-what-happened-to-the-wine-balloon-after-shark-tank/?utm_campaign=clip

A Guide to All Things Cognac

Whether you’re looking to enjoy Cognac as a digestif or mix it into a cocktail, it never hurts to have a bottle on your bar cart.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/29/best-cognac/

Have the original Super-Tuscans stood the test of time?

Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Tignanello… For lovers of Italian fine wine, the names trip off the tongue. But do these Super-Tuscan wines still live up to their billing? Susan Hulme MW tastes back through the decades

https://cluboenologique.com/story/super-tuscan-wine-report/

Top picks for Italian Wine Books

Here are some Italian wine book selections that are the perfect gifts to consider.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2016/12/Italian-wine-book-suggestions.html

How to Avoid the Worst Wines at the Grocery Store

Skip the hot and fuzzy flavors of spoiled wine with these shopping tips.

https://thetakeout.com/worst-wines-at-grocery-store-tips-to-select-best-bottle-1849835324

What Did Rudolf Steiner Actually Say?

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) is the Austrian who invented biodynamics.

https://www.thechalkreport.com/post/what-did-rudolf-steiner-actually-say

What Drink Trends Will Reign Supreme in 2023? Our Predictions

Can anyone ever know the future? Nope

https://www.winemag.com/2022/12/01/2023-drink-trends/

The 28 Best Gifts for Wine Lovers That Don’t Need to be Popped or Poured

Card decks, champagne sabers, and more — starting at just $10

https://people.com/best-gifts-for-wine-lovers-6832473

Which Cheap Wines Are Actually Good? Here’s How to Tell

You don’t have to break the bank to buy quality wine: We have an expert break down the difference between cheap and value beverages.

https://www.cnet.com/home/kitchen-and-household/which-cheap-wines-are-actually-good-heres-how-to-tell/

10 Great Movies That Perfectly Capture Our Love for Wine

Wine pairs so well with these movies

https://collider.com/movies-that-perfectly-capture-our-love-for-wine/

Cheese Has Its Own Cutthroat Version of the Court of Master Sommeliers

Different people can have different opinions on how delicious a cheese is, of course, but evaluation needs to be critical in order to advance the cheese industry as a whole within the specialty foods market.

https://vinepair.com/articles/cheese-expert-certification/

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Liquor Industry News 11-28-22

November 28, 2022

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

11-28-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Voters reject Question 3 and opt to keep rules for alcohol sellers the same

7 of the Biggest Gin Myths, Debunked

Five Ways to Gift Wrap a Wine Bottle

The Scientific Discovery That Changed The Art Of Wine Pairing Forever

Now, a “fifth sense” known as umami has become accepted by scientists, chefs, sommeliers, wine experts, and foodies across the board.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1083624/the-scientific-discovery-that-changed-the-art-of-wine-pairing-forever/?utm_campaign=clip

A Guide To The Northern Italy Wine Regions

If you have always wanted to know more about the most famous Northern Italy wine regions, keep reading.

https://glassofbubbly.com/a-guide-to-the-northern-italy-wine-regions/

6 Things You Should Know About Midori

With its vibrant, neon green hue, it’s no wonder Midori dominated in bars and nightclubs in the 1980s, when brilliantly colored cocktails were all the rage

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-midori-melon-liqueur-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7f47990874-November_7_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7f47990874-38937345&mc_cid=7f47990874&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The New Old Wine Bottle Technology

Conservative estimates say that glass bottles account for about 29 percent of a wine’s carbon pollution, but other estimates posit that the bottle is responsible for up to 70 percent of a wine’s impact.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/11/the-new-old-wine-bottle-technology

White Trumps Red for Wine Drinkers

The year might be heading towards winter, but people looking for wine on Wine-Searcher still have summer firmly on their minds.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/11/white-trumps-red-for-wine-drinkers

Tannins can make red wine undrinkable or delicious – what are they?

They can make your face pucker or add rich complexity – winemaker Jonathan Hesford explains their importance

https://www.connexionfrance.com/article/Mag/Food-and-Drink/Tannins-can-make-red-wine-undrinkable-or-delicious-what-are-they

Map of Etna DOC redrawn to include nine new territories

The map of the Etna DOC wine region has been updated to make it easier to identify the myriad contrade (districts or crus) on the slopes of the volcano, with nine new contrade identified as part of the process, taking the total to 142.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/11/map-of-etna-doc-redrawn-including-nine-new-territories/

The Urban Legend of Wade Boggs’ 107-Beer Flight

When Wade Boggs first took to the field at Fenway Park in 1982, he launched one of the most successful careers in baseball history.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wade-boggs-beer-flight/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=da157cc140-November_8_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-da157cc140-38937345&mc_cid=da157cc140&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Does Biodynamic Farming Improve Wine? Experts Weigh In

For decades, many wine lovers and producers discounted biodynamic farming as nothing more than pseudoscience.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/08/biodynamic-wine/

Prosecco Isn’t “Just Cheap Champagne” — Here’s the Difference

It can be confusing, given the ways these wines are talked about and marketed.

https://www.thekitchn.com/prosecco-vs-champagne-23458938

Question 3 fails, signaling a win for chain liquor retailers and a loss for package stores

Question 3 was a desperate measure by package stores to try to stop chain liquor retailers from edging them out of the market.

https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2022/11/09/question-3-massachusetts-liquor-retailers-package-stores/

AND

Voters reject Question 3 and opt to keep rules for alcohol sellers the same

The measure would have gradually doubled the total number of alcohol licenses a company can hold by 2031. It also would have tightened the cap on how many so-called “full” liquor licenses a business can own.

https://www.wbur.org/news/2022/11/09/massachusetts-ballot-question-3-alcohol-rules

What You Need to Know About the Santo di Montepulciano DOC

The DOC comes in several compositions, each of which leads to the creation of a sweet wine.

https://blog.xtrawine.com/en/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-santo-di-montepulciano-doc/

The 5 Red Wines You Absolutely Must Drink on Your Next Trip to Rome

Let’s explore all the wines you must try on your next trip to Rome, along with restaurants and wine bars to visit, ensuring you have the best Roman food and wine experience.

https://www.bighammerwines.com/blogs/news/the-5-red-wines-you-absolutely-must-drink-on-your-next-trip-to-rome

The 5 Enemies of Wine

These are the five enemies of wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/10/enemies-of-wine/

Coming of Age: Who was the real ‘Champagne Charlie’?

GENTLEMAN-ADVENTURER, US CIVIL WAR SPY (MAYBE), RIDER OF WHITE STALLIONS AND INSPIRER OF JAZZ STANDARDS – AS CHARLES HEIDSIECK MARKS 200 YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF ITS FOUNDER, WHO WAS THE ORIGINAL ‘CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE’?

https://luxurylondon.co.uk/taste/drink/champagne-charlie-charles-heidsieck/

7 of the Biggest Gin Myths, Debunked

To set the record straight, we debunked seven of the most common gin myths.

https://vinepair.com/articles/gin-myths-debunked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=54fc76a2cd-November_11_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-54fc76a2cd-38937345&mc_cid=54fc76a2cd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Best Irish Whiskey for Every Type of Drinker

Although Irish whiskey had nearly been wiped from existence in the 1970s, when only a mere three distilleries remained, Ireland’s signature whiskey has recently been on the upswing.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/11/best-irish-whiskey/

Everything You Need To Know About Marsala Wine

Marsala has a nutty, brown sugar flavor with dried fruit flavors and can range from gently sweet (dry) to highly sweet.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/everything-you-need-to-know-about-marsala-wine-1668187359809

How does music affect wine?

It’s not so much a matter of music affecting the taste of wine as influencing our perception of it.

https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/how-does-music-affect-the-taste-of-wine-20220922-p5bkaj.html

Five Ways to Gift Wrap a Wine Bottle

The following five gift wrap ideas give a wine bottle a festive and personalized touch.

https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-wrap-a-wine-bottle-6825913

A definition of wine aromas

The term “aroma” is pretty much self-evident: It is the smell of wine derived from grapes.

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/A-definition-of-wine-aromas

Meet Victoria James—the Sunshine State’s Sommelier

Once the world’s youngest sommelier, Victoria James is now changing the culture of restaurants.

https://flamingomag.com/2022/11/16/meet-victoria-james-the-sunshine-states-sommelier/

QR Code Regulations in the Beverage Alcohol Industry

QR codes are a solid line of communication with consumers and even if consumers decide they do not like the product or agree with the information, at least they had the good intention of seeking it out and evaluating it. In Dr. Frankl’s view, the QR code is a stimulus that consumers, in turn, respond to in making their decisions. It expands their freedom of choice.

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/qr-code-regulations-in-the-beverage-alcohol-industry/

All the Different Styles of Rye, Explained

Rye has been produced in the United States since the 1800s, when Scottish and Irish immigrants settled on the land now known as Pennsylvania and Maryland.

https://vinepair.com/articles/styles-of-rye-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3acd5dba2b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2022_11_17_01_59&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3acd5dba2b-38937345&mc_cid=3acd5dba2b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What’s in a vière?

Every now and then, you come across an invention that makes you wonder: why did no one think of this before?

https://traveltomorrow.com/this-mix-between-wine-and-beer-is-the-new-it-drink/

Champagne: the significance of disgorgement

In the last of her reflections following the publication of her 2022 Champagne Report, Essi Avellan MW considers the importance of a complex but integral topic: disgorgement

https://cluboenologique.com/story/champagne-disgorgement-date-importance-explained/

Yuengling Launches New Bongo Fizz Premium Beer with Hint of Mango Flavor

Bongo Fizz embodies tropical relaxation, making it the ideal beer for adults of legal drinking-age looking for a flavorful and refreshing beer that is perfect for many of life’s occasions.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/yuengling-launches-new-bongo-fizz-premium-beer-with-hint-of-mango-flavor/

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Liquor Industry News 11-14-22

November 14, 2022

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

11-14-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A Big NO for Big Y

The Complete History Of E. & J. Gallo Winery

5 of the Biggest Vodka Myths, Debunked

Why I let my kids drink wine

My Italian wife grew up with her father allowing her a sip of wine at the table.

https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/why-i-let-my-kids-drink-wine-20221019-p5br43.html

Should You Decant Champagne? It Depends

One thing all parties can agree on, however, is that decanting is situational:

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/21/how-to-decant-champagne/

12 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Drinking Red Wine

When it comes to red wine, a survey conducted by National Today shows that it is the preferred choice for almost half of U.S. consumers.

https://www.mashed.com/1066715/mistakes-everyone-makes-when-drinking-red-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

The Winery Behind Trader Joe’s Wine

Two-Buck Chuck is just a nickname. The label is officially called Charles Shaw, made under the California vintner Bronco Wine Company.

https://www.thedailymeal.com/1064398/the-winery-behind-trader-joes-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

The Complete History Of E. & J. Gallo Winery

The history behind the family-owned E. & J. Gallo Winery can be likened to the depth and complexity of some of its many products.

https://www.mashed.com/1066819/the-complete-history-of-e-j-gallo-winery/?utm_campaign=clip

Commentary: Post-pandemic, we need strong liquor laws

Underage drinking is a serious problem.

https://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Commentary-Post-pandemic-we-need-strong-liquor-17523748.php

FTC penalises Drizly for data breach

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken action against alcohol e-commerce platform Drizly and its CEO for alleged security failures that resulted in the leak of the personal information of 2.5 million users.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/10/ftc-penalises-drizly-for-data-breach/

Sherry gets its newness made official

One of the biggest changes is that the “Sherry Triangle” is for all purposes, no more.

https://www.hudin.com/sherry-gets-its-newness-official/

“Mineral”, “fruity”, “feminine”… the language of wine sometimes doesn’t mean much anymore

The consumer, instead of finding help in these speeches, is more likely to plunge into some confusion.

https://lookcharms.com/mineral-fruity-feminine-the-language-of-wine-sometimes-doesnt-mean-much-anymore/

What are the health benefits and food industry applications of wine industry by-products?

The wine industry generates 20 million tons of by-products annually, corresponding to about 30% of the total quantity of vinified grapes.

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20221024/What-are-the-health-benefits-and-food-industry-applications-of-wine-industry-by-products.aspx

What Is Mead? A Guide to the World’s Oldest Alcoholic Beverage

Although mead may seem like a newcomer to the alcohol scene, it has ancient roots and even predates wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/24/what-is-mead/

The Highest-Rated Beer in Every State (2022)

It’s no secret that Americans love beer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/highest-rated-beer-states-map/

This is why wine was a warrior’s drink for most of history

The history of wine is mainly connected to warriors during the medieval days.

https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-history/wine-military-history/

New Tequila Sodas

The Boston Beer Company has entered the Tequila-based RTD market with Loma Vista, a new line of flavored Tequila sodas. The 5.5% abv drinks are made with Blanco Tequila, lime juice, soda water, and other flavors. The initial lineup comes in two flavors—Lime and Mango—both available in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans. Loma Vista is now available in select markets across the U.S. with expanded availability planned for near future.

5 of the Biggest Vodka Myths, Debunked

To separate fact from folklore, we debunked five of the most widely held vodka myths and even broke down the rationale behind a popular yet futile TikTok trend.

https://vinepair.com/articles/vodka-myths-debunked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e7b79c208a-October_25_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e7b79c208a-38937345&mc_cid=e7b79c208a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Nebbiolo — A Guide to the Basics

Without it, there would be no Barolo or Barbaresco.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/red-wine/nebbiolo-wine-guide

The Top Beer Trends in 2022-23

Has the turmoil of the past few years led to more nostalgic beer styles, a harkening back to simpler times?

https://beveragedynamics.com/2022/10/24/the-top-beer-trends-for-2022-23/

The Best Tequilas for Every Kind of Drinker

Here’s everything you need to know about tequila.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/24/best-tequilas/

The Beginner’s Guide To California’s Paso Robles Wine

Napa and Sonoma might get the bulk of the attention when it comes to California wines, but that doesn’t mean they’re the only regions in the state with something to offer.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1074010/the-beginners-guide-to-californias-paso-robles-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

Beer Label Fundamentals

We’ve compiled the basic information required by both the federal and state levels to help maintain compliance as you begin the label design process.

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/beer-label-fundamentals/

Buttafuoco may be an obscure wine, but it is a wonderful red blend worth the search

The Fiamberti winery has been making wine in the Oltrepò Pavese for more than two centuries

https://thehub.ca/2022-10-28/malcolm-jolley-buttafuoco-may-be-an-obscure-wine-but-it-is-a-wonderful-red-blend-worth-the-price/

New Book Details How Climate Change Will Alter How Wines Are Made Worldwide. . . Sooner Than Later

More than most industries, the global wine community has recognized how climate change will radically affect their vineyards, grape growing and flavor of their wines.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2022/10/28/new-book-details-how-climate-change-will-alter-how-wines-are-made-worldwide—sooner-than-later/?sh=340372b71469

Should alcohol ads face tighter rules?

The drinks industry is fighting its corner in the face of World Health Organization calls for tighter regulations on alcohol advertising.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/10/should-alcohol-ads-face-tighter-rules/

5m bottles of Spanish wine disguised as French in Bordeaux fraud scheme

Bordeaux investigators have discovered a fraud scheme which saw up to five million bottles of cheap Spanish wine disguised as French.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/10/5m-bottles-of-spanish-wine-disguised-as-french-in-bordeaux-fraud-scheme/

American Rye Whiskey Is Having a Moment

While rye itself—defined as a whiskey made with at least 51% rye grain—has been around for centuries,

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/28/american-rye-whiskey-is-having-a-moment/

A Beginner’s Guide to the Loire Valley and Its Iconic Wines

Located along France’s longest river of the same name, the Loire Valley—aka Centre-Loire—is a picturesque region known for its chateaus, royal abbeys and a rich winemaking history that stretches over 2,000 years.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/27/a-beginners-guide-to-the-loire-valley-and-its-iconic-wines/

This Small Missouri Town Will Change the Way You Think About Midwest Wines

Augusta, Missouri, has a surprising wine scene you should know about.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/augusta-missouri-wine-destination-6822193

Sulphur, so good? What it really means when wine ‘contains sulphites’

The debate around sulphur dioxide in wine is full of half-truths, hotly held opinions, and often tedious technicalities.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-drink/130301207/sulphur-so-good-what-it-really-means-when-wine-contains-sulphites

New Cutwater

Cutwater Spirits has announced a new line of bottled RTD cocktails, Cutwater Heaters. The line comes in three varieties—Vodka Apple Pie, Whiskey Hot Toddy, and Hot Buttered Rum—all packaged in 375-ml. bottles at 40% abv. The line is meant to be mixed with hot water to create warm cold-weather sippers. Cutwater Heaters is now available in California, Colorado, and Massachusetts, as well as online via SipWhiskey.com and ReupLiquor.com for a suggested price of $14 a 375-ml. Cutwater Spirits, part of AB InBev, was at just under two million cases in 2021, according to Impact Databank.

Recent trends in wine drinking in the USA

So, it seems to be inflation that is the current issue — wine prices are going up, but our incomes are not.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2022/10/recent-trends-in-wine-drinking-in-usa.html

Why is blending such a key part of making wines in Bordeaux?

Bordeaux used to be a marginal grape-growing region – hence blending was key to achieving consistency in style

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/bordeaux-blend-showcases-art-blending/

The 12 Best Chiantis for 2022

Chianti wines can be juicy and bright, or broody and dark, and they always have wonderful natural acidity.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/6-best-chiantis-2021/

Are corks about to make a comeback?

Cork oaks are harvested for their cork bark about once every nine years.

https://www.therealreview.com/2022/11/02/are-corks-about-to-make-a-comeback/

Holiday Wine-Buying Habits Uncorked: Online Ordering Continues to Grow

For many Americans, wine is an important part of holiday celebrations. It not only pairs well with holiday spreads, but it also makes guests merry and bright.

https://civicscience.com/holiday-wine-buying-habits-uncorked-online-ordering-continues-to-grow/

AND

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF GIVING GIFTS.

HOW TO TWEAK YOUR MESSAGING FOR MORE SALES THIS HOLIDAY.

https://www.wineglassmarketing.com/the-psychology-behind-gift-buying/

Sippd Debuts Wine Quiz to Enhance the Personalization of Consumer’s Wine Recommendations

The introduction of this seven-question quiz comes as an addition to the mobile app’s existing AI-based algorithm, assisting consumers in building and refining their unique wine taste preferences.

https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/598933103/sippd-debuts-wine-quiz-to-enhance-the-personalization-of-consumer-s-wine-recommendations

6 New American Liqueurs To Try Now

These delicious, US-made liqueurs are designed not just for sipping, but for enhancing cocktails as well.

https://www.foodandwine.com/american-made-liqueurs-6754565

The 7 Best Amaretto Liqueurs

Amaretto, which translates to “a little bitter,” is an Italian liqueur with a distinct almond flavor.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/01/best-amaretto-liqueurs/

A Big NO for Big Y

When the roll call vote came, it was No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No. A resounding nine no votes and not a single yes.

https://franklinobserver.town.news/g/franklin-town-ma/n/129523/big-no-big-y

AND

License transfer from Franklin Village Liquors to Big Y

Town of Franklin MA says NO listen why

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/11/town-council-quarterbacking-with-tom.html

How To Successfully Store, Pour And Drink Champagne, According To An Expert

Mary Claire Boyd, fair director of the Spirit of Christmas Fair, is here to give her advice on how best to enjoy a glass of bubbly.

https://www.luxurylifestylemag.co.uk/food-and-drink/how-to-successfully-store-pour-and-drink-champagne-according-to-an-expert/

Wineries Embrace Worms in the Fight to Conserve Water

Feeding on the grape skins, seeds, sugars and other organic compounds in winery gray water, the worms generate nutrient-dense worm castings, a rich source of fertilizer.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/31/wineries-worms/

The Best Bottle Picks for a Delicious Mulled Wine

From the first bit of chill in the evening air, those of us who love the cozy season pull out all the stops to make home a bit more hygge.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/04/best-mulled-wine/

How neuroscience can make your wine taste better

Neuroscience and wine may not seem like immediate bedfellows, but some producers are putting the time in to find out how drinkers are affected by things like our surroundings and assumptions. This in turn offers some insights into how to make the wine you serve taste better.

https://www.cityam.com/how-neuroscience-can-make-your-wine-taste-better/

A practical definition of terroir

Let’s start with the premise that there is such a thing as terroir, and then afterwards, touch a little upon the perspectives of naysayers.

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/A-practical-definition-of-terroir

The Beginner’s Guide To Italy’s South Tyrol Wine Region

South Tyrol (Alto Adige in Italian and Südtirol in German) boasts the northernmost location in the country, bordering Austria. For over 500 years

https://www.tastingtable.com/1084350/the-beginners-guide-to-italys-south-tyrol-wine-region/?utm_campaign=clip

Is Malt Beer The Same Thing As Malt Liquor?

Before we get into the differences between malt beer and malt liquor, it will be helpful to know what malt is

https://www.tastingtable.com/1079617/is-malt-beer-the-same-thing-as-malt-liquor/?utm_campaign=clip

Why You Should Reconsider Buying Cooking Wine At The Grocery Store

The rule of thumb for choosing a wine to cook with has always been to not cook with a wine that you wouldn’t drink.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1080599/why-you-should-reconsider-buying-cooking-wine-at-the-grocery-store/?utm_campaign=clip

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

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Liquor Industry News 10-31-22

October 31, 2022

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10-31-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What Does ‘Complexity’ Mean in Wine?

A Guide to Apple Brandy, America’s Oldest Spirit

8 of the Biggest Tequila Myths, Debunked

Scientists Just Figured Out a Way to Make Beer Taste Even Better

Today’s tall cylindrical fermentation tanks that have replaced the shorter vats of breweries in the past have tended to negatively impact the taste of the resulting beer – but now scientists have stepped in to improve the taste of our booze.

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-just-figured-out-a-way-to-make-beer-taste-even-better

Everything You Need to Know About Bock Beer

Whether your go-to brew is a classic lager or a full-bodied stout, it doesn’t hurt to switch things up and try a new beer style occasionally.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/07/what-is-bock-beer/

How to Hold a Wine Glass Properly, and Why It Matters

Perhaps the small screen isn’t the best resource for learning the ropes. Because yes, there is a proper way to hold a wine glass—and it matters.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/07/how-to-hold-a-wine-glass/

The Complete Guide to Marsala Wine

The enduring ubiquity of the Italian-American dish chicken Marsala ensures that, for many Americans, Marsala is a household name.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-complete-guide-to-marsala-wine/

How to Drink Better: Why does drinking some wines give me a sore head?

John Wilson: Sulphites are often blamed, but they are unlikely to be the true culprit

https://www.irishtimes.com/food/drink/2022/10/09/john-wilson-why-does-drinking-wine-give-me-a-sore-head/

How to Draw a Wine Bottle

Learn how to draw a great looking Wine Bottle with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Wine Bottle drawing.

https://easydrawingguides.com/how-to-draw-a-wine-bottle/

8 Things You Should Know About St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

Launched in 2007 by third-generation distiller Robert J. Cooper, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur kickstarted an elderflower craze that would span the next decade and a half and revived a sleepy liqueur industry.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-st-germain/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8c48b7d047-October_10_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8c48b7d047-38937345&mc_cid=8c48b7d047&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Six Reasons Why You Should Only Buy Wine at Independent Shops

Following are six benefits you’ll get from visiting your neighborhood, locally owned wine spot.

https://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/six-reasons-why-you-should-only-buy-wine-at-independent-shops-12114022

ARE SMALLER BUBBLES REALLY BETTER?

Larger bubbles may be more efficient than small ones to help release aromas.

https://winespeed.com/blog/2022/10/are-smaller-bubbles-really-better/

Mumm to launch Tasmanian sparkling wine

The escalating prestige of Tasmanian sparkling wine has prompted Maison Mumm to issue a Tasmanian non-vintage brut cuvée, the latest of its Mumm Terroir range sourced from regions outside of Champagne.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/mumm-to-launch-tasmanian-sparkling-wine-489130/

Constellation Brands sheds more of its winery portfolio

Constellation Brands Inc. has sold more of its portfolio as the nation’s fifth-largest wine company downsizes to focus on the premium market.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/business/constellation-brands-sheds-more-of-its-winery-portfolio/

How to Pair Wine With Spicy Food (Beyond Riesling)

Acidity is also key. “High acid wines are what you want with food

https://mag.sommtv.com/2022/09/how-to-pair-wine-with-spicy-food/

From Eponymous to Anonymous: What Happens When Winemakers Sell Their Names?

Not only does this mean they no longer use their name commercially; the new owner might employ their birthright in embarrassing ways.

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-happens-when-winemakers-sell-their-names/?utm_source=AfternoonBrief&utm_medium=newsletter

The oenophile’s guide to visiting Argentina

Visiting a selection of wineries while touring Argentina has become a crucial part of understanding the country’s symbiosis with its unique environment as well as its heritage.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/10/the-oenophiles-guide-to-visiting-argentina/

The Weird Alcohol Emoji You Never Knew Existed

Added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015, the alembic emoji — a bulbous flask with a neck angled down sitting perched on a small stand — is designed to represent an ancient distilling tool that dates back to the 6th century.

https://vinepair.com/articles/weird-alcohol-emoji/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=43ea09db27-October_11_2022_&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-43ea09db27-38937345&mc_cid=43ea09db27&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

There’s an Italian Town Where Witches Waged War Over Wine

The hidden history of an Italian village where witches battled to determine if wine would spoil that season.e

https://www.fodors.com/world/europe/italy/experiences/news/inside-the-italian-town-where-witches-waged-war-over-wine

Mass. voters to decide who can sell beer and wine

Massachusetts voters will be asked a simple question on this year’s ballot: whether to expand the number of locations where retail, grocery and convenience store chains are allowed to sell alcohol.

https://www.axios.com/local/boston/2022/10/11/massachusetts-voters-decide-sell-beer-wine

The Real Difference Between Bubbly Faves Prosecco And Champagne

Watching the gold-colored liquid foam over a flute glass is one of the most luxurious sights, whether it’s Champagne or Prosecco. But do you know the difference between the two? Because not all sparkling wine is created equal.

https://www.glam.com/1046415/the-real-difference-between-bubbly-faves-prosecco-and-champagne/?utm_campaign=clip

Decanter bookmarks: Things to read, watch and listen to for wine lovers

Every month the Decanter team selects the best books, podcasts, films and shows for wine lovers.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/the-editors-blog/decanter-bookmarks-what-to-read-watch-and-listen-to-this-month-459552/

NEW LABEL TO ENCOURAGE RECYCLING

This is a major step for consumers who love our brands and will now have even more information about how to best recycle wine containers.

https://wbmonline.com.au/new-label-to-encourage-recycling/

Who Cares About Wine Ratings

Are ratings the be all end all? No.

https://www.northwestwinereport.com/2022/10/who-cares-about-wine-ratings.html

9 Women Who Changed the Wine World

In an industry long dominated by men, women are making meaningful inroads, but their journey is far from over. Here are nine women who’ve changed the world of wine—and are boosting the female leaders to come.

https://www.worth.com/9-women-changed-wine-world/

Prosecco’s Identity

Is it an Italian thing? For most of the world, yes. Australia begs to differ

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/prosecco-s-identity

8 of the Biggest Tequila Myths, Debunked

Tequila is undeniably one of the world’s most popular spirits, with last year’s annual revenue amounting to over $5.2 billion.

https://vinepair.com/articles/tequila-myths-debunked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8abe99fc1d-October_13_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8abe99fc1d-38937345&mc_cid=8abe99fc1d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

‘Olfactometer’ brings smells to VR worlds for wine-sniffing game

Smells could be introduced to virtual-reality (VR) worlds through the development of an odour machine or ‘olfactometer’.

https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2022/10/olfactometer-brings-smells-to-vr-worlds-for-wine-sniffing-game/

VOTE YES ON 3 In MA

2022 Massachusetts State Election- Yes on Question 3, Expanded Availability of Alcohol Licenses

https://youtu.be/pxwWnCdsbME

Alcoholic Fermentation: What Is It, and Why Is It Important?

Alcoholic fermentation is the chemical process that creates alcohol.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/14/alcoholic-fermentation/

Fruit Wines: What Is Elderberry Wine And Its Flavor Profile

Elderberries are the fruit of the bushy shrub Sambucus, of which there are numerous species.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/fruit-wines-what-is-elderberry-wine-and-its-flavour-profile-1665769199202

The Italian town with a boozy secret

It’s super strong, fennel-flavored, as transparent as water — and in many households across Sardinia it’s still produced illegally.

https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/47486816/the-italian-town-with-a-boozy-secret

Is There Actually Any Truth to ‘Beer Before Liquor, Never Been Sicker’?

You’ve probably heard this phrase dozens of times.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/20/beer-before-liquor-myth-debunked/

Do Agglomerate Corks Make Wines Astringent?

A ‘potentially flavour-active contaminant’ called suberic acid may be creating an astringent effect in wines sealed with micro-agglomerate corks.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/academic-papers/do-agglomerate-corks-make-wines-astringent

Kings of Leon creates whiskey line

American rock band Kings of Leon has partnered with Kentucky-based Willett Distillery to launch a limited edition Bourbon and rye whiskey collection.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/10/kings-of-leon-creates-whiskey-line/

How much wine is in… wine

It may seem funny, but the definition of wine is once again beginning to elude all interpretation.

https://weekly.tvp.pl/63923173/how-much-wine-is-in-wine

Snoop Dogg Launches Exclusive Limited-Edition Death Row Records Red Wine

Entertainment Icon, Snoop Dogg continues to take the wine industry by storm,

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2022/10/20/snoop-dogg-launches-exclusive-limited-edition-death-row-records-red-wine

Does Sound Affect Our Perception of Taste? These Wine Experts Think So

The brain is constantly influenced by any number of stimuli. For the last two decades, researchers have studied the cognitive and perceptual factors that affect how we perceive wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/19/sound-and-wine/

You can now buy a Napa Valley-themed version of Monopoly

If you’ve always fancied yourself as something of a wine tycoon, you can now pass ‘Go’ and embark on a journey through some of Napa Valley’s most iconic wineries.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/10/you-can-now-buy-a-napa-valley-themed-version-of-monopoly/

Crumbled Cork Wine Bottle

Does this mean the wine is bad? Or worse, can the cork pieces make you sick?

https://winevore.com/crumbled-cork-wine-bottle/

A Guide to Apple Brandy, America’s Oldest Spirit

Whether you call it applejack, Calvados or bätzi, at its core, apple brandy is any liquor made from fermented and distilled apples.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/18/apple-brandy-applejack-calvados-guide/

Wine pairing for zombies: Which wines go best with human flesh?

But what wines would go best with a dinner of human meat?

https://gizmodo.com/wine-pairing-for-zombies-which-wines-go-best-with-huma-5918888

“Blind Ambition” Is the Wine Movie the World Needs Right Now

A couple of years ago, the wine world was treated to its own version of such an underdog story, as a group of Zimbabwean sommeliers competed in the World Wine Tasting Championships in Burgundy.

https://www.vinography.com/2022/10/blind-ambition-is-the-wine-movie-the-world-needs-right-now

Italian agri-food exports are breaking historical records: wine is the most exported product

A record pace with wine acting as the locomotive. It is held by Italian agri-food exports, which, if current growth rates continue, will exceed 60 billion in 2022

https://winenews.it/en/italian-agri-food-exports-are-breaking-historical-records-wine-is-the-most-exported-product_480662/

Boston Globe: “Liquor store giant Total Wine enters fray on Question 3”

“The mom-and-pop package stores in Massachusetts now can identify an enemy in their Question 3 ballot campaign: retail giant Total Wine & More.

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/10/boston-globe-liquor-store-giant-total.html

A long overlooked Italian grape—Nebbiolo—has found its place in Lodi hillsides

Among the many wine grapes commercially grown in Lodi—over 125 of them, at last count—there is one that has remained an obscurity in the region and throughout California, despite its supremacy in its native Italy.

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/A-long-overlooked-Italian-grape-Nebbiolo-has-found-its-place-in-Lodi-hillsides

What’s the Difference Between an Apéritif and a Digestif?

As two cornerstones of European drinking culture, apéritifs and digestifs have long enhanced the dining experience.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/difference-aperitif-digestif/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7bd1cb028c-October_19_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7bd1cb028c-38937345&mc_cid=7bd1cb028c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How Prosecco Became The World’s Most Popular Sparkling Wine: With A Name Change

Prosecco used to be the name of a grape mainly grown in north-eastern Italy, in the Veneto region, but not only

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2022/10/18/how-prosecco-became-the-worlds-most-popular-sparkling-wine-with-a-name-change/?sh=1fa18b382315

The New Wine Game GRAPES Is Available on Amazon Now

GRAPES is the first wine card game that doesn’t need you to taste wine while playing, but is intended to expand its audience beyond just wine connoisseurs via the playing process.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2022/10/17/the-new-wine-game-grapes-is-available-on-amazon-now

Top 5 Reasons Glass Bottles Are Best For Wine

Before you head to the wine aisle next, here are some the reasons glass bottles have endured the test of time.

https://www.o-i.com/news/glass-optimal-packaging-material-for-wine/

What Does ‘Complexity’ Mean in Wine?

What makes wine complex?

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/17/what-does-complexity-mean-in-wine/

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Liquor Industry News 10-17-22

October 17, 2022

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9 Things You Should Know About RumChata

8 Things to Know About Oktoberfest

6 mistakes you’re making on a wine tasting

As tempted as you are to chug, don’t!

https://www.cntraveller.in/story/6-mistakes-youre-making-on-a-wine-tasting/

A Wine Pro Explains Why You Should Never Rinse Your Wine Glass With Water at a Tasting

When it comes to wine tasting, there are a lot of unspoken rules:

https://vinepair.com/articles/never-rinse-glass-with-water-at-wine-tasting/

9 Things You Should Know About RumChata

Created in 2009 by formerly retired distiller Tom Maas, RumChata is one of the most popular cream liqueurs in the world and was recently named one of the fastest-growing brands in the U.S.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-rumchata-liqueur-alcohol-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=53bd8fd151-September_24_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-53bd8fd151-38937345&mc_cid=53bd8fd151&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Complete Guide to Orange Wine

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt felt the orange wine crush.

https://vinepair.com/articles/orange-wine-guide/

Essential Numbers You Need to Know as a Wine Profession

How many cases of wine are in a barrel? How many bottles of wine will an acre of grapes produce? These are some of the questions from consumers visiting tasting rooms, touring vineyards, or attending wine events.

http://winedataresearcher.com/?p=541

Has Your Palate Changed? We Take the Amarone Test

The conventional wisdom is that people tend to start with sweeter wines, then move to drier wines and then move to more elegant, softer wines

https://grapecollective.com/articles/has-your-palate-changed-we-take-the-amarone-test

Is There A Nutritional Difference Between Red Wine And White?

Just because there are no nutrition labels on wine bottles doesn’t mean they are void of nutrients.

 https://www.tastingtable.com/1020741/is-there-a-nutritional-difference-between-red-wine-and-white/?utm_campaign=clip

What You Need to Know About the New West Coast AVAs

There are seven exciting new winegrowing regions across Washington, Oregon, and California

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-west-coast-avas/

The Untold Truth Of Oliver Winery

Whether you’re a new fan of wine or a longtime connoisseur, there are several chapters in the story of Oliver Winery that you might not be familiar with

https://www.mashed.com/1023549/the-untold-truth-of-oliver-winery/

8 Things to Know About Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest returned triumphantly this year on September 17 and will last through October 3.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/26/things-to-know-about-oktoberfest/

7 of the Biggest Bourbon Myths, Debunked

The bourbon industry has been skyrocketing since the turn of the 21st century

https://vinepair.com/articles/biggest-bourbon-myths-debunked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fd84e60847-September_28_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fd84e60847-38937345&mc_cid=fd84e60847&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Enters Fast-Growing Prosecco Category

New Prosecco DOC and Prosecco Rosé DOC Launch Under Coppola’s “Diamond Collection” Tier as Part of Multi-Phase Investment in Coppola Brands

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/article/263132

If ‘Children Of The Vine’ Sounds Like a Horror Flick, That’s Because It Is, Filmmaker Says

When Brian Lilla discovered how toxic Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller had made California’s Napa Valley, he wrote and produced an investigative documentary that he hopes will inspire communities to open a dialogue about the dangers of glyphosate.

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/children-of-the-vine-movie-napa-valley-glyphosate-monsanto/

Mass. Restaurant Association says push for return of happy hour comes from patrons, not bars

The return of happy hour may not be the taste of town anytime soon

https://www.cbsnews.com/boston/news/massachusetts-restaurant-association-happy-hour-comes-patrons-not-bars/

Lambrusco — A Guide to the Basics

Today, Lambrusco shines in an array of styles, and all of them are more interesting than the bulk-produced examples that once dominated the market.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/champagne-sparkling-wine/lambrusco-wine-guide

School of Port launches The Masters video course

School of Port, the educational platform from port producer Symington Family Estates, is launching a new video course called The Masters.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/09/school-of-port-launches-the-masters-video-course/

Lambrusco’s new wave of vibrant, crunchy and saline fine wine

A new wave of Lambrusco has started to emerge from the shadows. From its ancient Etruscan and Roman origins to the red-cola wines of the 1980s, Italy’s famous red frizzante has evolved into a vibrant, crunchy and saline fine wine, according to Filippo Bartolotta.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/09/lambruscos-new-wave/

What’s in a Label?

Future regulations may require wine labels to list ingredients and nutritional information, a move welcomed by some winemakers and resisted by others

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/whats-in-a-label

Advance Your Beer and Cider Knowledge with These Certifications

Curious if these programs might be a fit for you? Here are three beer and hard cider certifications you should know about.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/28/best-cider-and-beer-certifications/

What Are Americans Drinking?

If wines are being tweaked for the American palate, are they still good examples of that location’s winemaking craft and terroir?

https://timatkin.com/the-human-tongue/

A New Documentary Will Put Missouri Wine In Front Of A National Audience

When you think about wine, do you picture Missouri? If not, a new documentary by TasteMAKERS hopes to change your mind.

https://kansascitymag.com/things-to-do/arts-entertainment/a-new-documentary-will-put-missouri-wine-in-front-of-a-national-audience/

How the Manischewitz gets made — a behind-the-scenes taste of America’s most iconic kosher wine

For the syrupy Concord grape wine to be kosher, it all has to be made over the course of one, single week, known as ‘Kosher Crush’

https://forward.com/culture/519721/how-the-manischewitz-gets-made-a-behind-the-scenes-taste-of-americas-most-iconic-kosher-wine/

Prosecco’s Identity

Is it an Italian thing? For most of the world, yes. Australia begs to differ

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/prosecco-s-identity

3 Things To Consider Before Trying A Nonalcoholic Drink If You’re Sober

For those who are in recovery or even sober-curious, here are a few important questions to think over before drinking a CBD or low-ABV beverage.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-to-consider-nonalcoholic-drink_l_62ba03ace4b07b8f344104a9

The Science Behind Beer Flavors

Here’s a breakdown of the science behind coaxing hundreds of different flavors and aromas out of a simple combination of malt, hops and yeast.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/29/beer-flavor-science/

More Mass. liquor licenses? How Ballot Question 3 could impact your community

Massachusetts chain stores may be allowed to have 18 beer and wine licenses by 2031, which would double the current threshold should a ballot referendum succeed at the polls this November.

https://www.masslive.com/politics/2022/09/more-mass-liquor-licenses-how-ballot-question-3-could-impact-your-community.html

A Guide to Austria’s Underrated Red Grapes

Austria is becoming known for its red grapes, despite its reputation as a white wine country.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/30/best-austrias-red-wine/

TOP 100 BEST BUYS OF 2022

This list summarizes the top quality-to-price ratio bottles that our reviewers identified in blind tastings, with everything from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to French rosé to Washington State Syrah.

https://www.winemag.com/toplists/top-100-best-buys-of-2022/

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Low-Intervention’ Wine — So Why Does the Industry Champion the Term?

There’s also a more fundamental reason why winemakers should perhaps reconsider using a term that downplays their own importance: job security.

https://vinepair.com/articles/low-intervention-wine-term/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2349ca9d9d-October_03_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2349ca9d9d-38937345&mc_cid=2349ca9d9d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How to Drink Better: Can I give a screw-cap wine as a gift?
John Wilson: There is no reason for complaint if given a quality bottle of screw-cap wine

Storage of quality wine bottles with screw caps in a wine rack

https://www.irishtimes.com/world/uk/2022/10/04/wagatha-christie-trial-vardy-ordered-to-pay-rooney-15m-in-legal-fees/

How To Read A Prosecco Label

Step by Step Guide on how to easily examine and understand the wording on a Prosecco Label,

https://glassofbubbly.com/how-to-read-a-prosecco-label/

The value of “produced by fermentation” for US wineries

Produced and Production. Two words often used by the media when they are referencing a winery’s activities.

https://winecompliancealliance.com/the-value-of-produced-by-fermentation-for-us-wineries/

Wines of Georgia Announces Wine Certification Program in Partnership with the Napa Valley Wine Academy

A first-of-its-kind for the US, the Napa Valley Wine Academy Georgian wine certification will deliver a free online learning tool for trade, educators and press wishing to learn more about the exciting history of the country that is considered the ‘cradle of wine’ and nexus of ancient winemaking.

https://www.prweb.com/releases/wines_of_georgia_announces_wine_certification_program_in_partnership_with_the_napa_valley_wine_academy_launching_in_november/prweb18936134.htm

How Family Wineries Handle Succession

Each family approaches such transitions differently.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/03/generation-wine-how-family-wineries-handle-succession/

What Food Pairs Well With Prosecco?

The wonderful world of food pairings is vast, with countless combinations, from the various different dishes with thousands of different bottles of Prosecco

https://glassofbubbly.com/what-food-pairs-well-with-prosecco/

Your Food Probably Has More Sulfites Than Your Wine

It’s time to address the sulfite situation once and for all. Sulfites are the naturally occurring byproduct of fermentation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/food-probably-sulfites-wine/

The Complete Guide to Peated Whisky

Peated whisky hasn’t always been part of the popular crowd.

https://vinepair.com/articles/peated-whisky-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=29d3100ef1-October_05_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-29d3100ef1-38937345&mc_cid=29d3100ef1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Boston Beer Unveils Truly Vodka Seltzer

Boston Beer Co. is launching new vodka-based seltzers under its Truly brand. Made with six-times-distilled vodka and real fruit juice, Truly Vodka Seltzer will be available nationally in four flavors including Blackberry & Lemon, Cherry & Lime, Pineapple & Cranberry, and Peach & Tangerine starting October 11.

The new seltzers are at 5% abv, have 110 calories and two grams of sugar, and are gluten free. Backed by a 360-degree integrated campaign, “There’s Vodka in This!,” they’re available in 12-ounce slim cans, variety 8-packs, and single-style 8-packs and 4-packs starting this fall at $10 a 4-pack and $18 an 8-pack. Also this year, the brand introduced a new flavor pack, Truly Margarita-Style, and Truly Flavored Vodka in collaboration with Beam Suntory.

Everything You Need to Know About Truly’s New Spirit-Based Vodka Hard Seltzer

Each variation in the initial rollout is a mashup of two fruit flavors:

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/truly-spirit-based-vodka-hard-seltzer/

THE IMPORTANCE OF REVIEW SITES

We all have a love/hate relationship with online reviews. We get angry when someone points out our flaws on Yelp, but we look for multiple reviews when considering something on Amazon.

https://www.wineglassmarketing.com/the-importance-of-review-sites/

How to Pair Wine with Cheesy Snacks, According to the Pros

We’ve enlisted a snob-free handful of cracker-loving wine and beverage pros to confess to their favorite wine and cheesy snack pairings.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/04/how-to-pair-wine-with-cheesy-snacks/

Amarone — A Guide to the Basics

Amarone is a wholly unique expression of red wine in Italy, based on a complex winemaking technique, and is an unexpectedly versatile pairing partner for food.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/red-wine/amarone-wine-guide

Cartizze Prosecco: A Unique Expression Of Terroir

Many people don’t know about Cartizze Prosecco simply because the production of this remarkable Italian sparkling wine is so limited.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/irenelevine/2022/10/05/cartizze-prosecco-a-unique-expression-of-terroir/?sh=2396876e16ec

Buffalo Trace’s 2022 Van Winkle Collection: Details, Tasting Notes, and More

It’s that time of year again: Buffalo Trace Distillery’s annual Van Winkle collection is dropping later this month.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/buffalo-trace-van-winkle-release-2022/

What Happened To Blendtique Wine Company After Shark Tank?

Blendtique Wine Company allows wine drinkers to blend their own custom wines from various base varietals.

https://www.mashed.com/1041149/what-happened-to-blendtique-wine-company-after-shark-tank/?utm_campaign=clip

Every bottle tells a story

A wine’s story can be informed by the place where the wines are made, but also (and perhaps most importantly), by the people whose hands guide the grapes from vine to the bottle

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/every-bottle-tells-story-juan-mu%C3%B1oz-oca/

Going ‘rogue’: Researchers discover viral trend in global marketing

According to the researchers, rogue marketing occurs when an unaffiliated individual creates and posts an informal message about a brand on social media that becomes viral.

https://phys.org/news/2022-10-rogue-viral-trend-global.html

Consumer Groups Sue Treasury Department to Force Alcohol Nutrition Labeling

In the future, manufacturers could be required to list calorie counts on alcohol labels.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/coalition-sued-treasury-department-over-alcohol-labeling/

A Guide To The Glera Grape

Have you ever heard about the Glera grape?

https://glassofbubbly.com/a-guide-to-the-glera-grape/

Cocktail Salts Are the Next-Level Ingredients Missing from Your Drink

A pinch of salt might make your cocktail even better, whether dissolved into a drink, used to rim a glass, or sprinkled on top to add a distinctive finishing touch.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/06/cocktail-salts-are-the-next-level-ingredients-missing-from-your-drink/

A NO-BULLSH•T GUIDE TO CHOOSING WINE

For the uninitiated, the wine world can seem a bit pretentious. But it doesn’t need to be.

https://concreteplayground.com/sydney/feature/how-to-choose-wine-without-bs

American Wine Is Awash With New AVAs. Who Do They Serve?

Every few months, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) formally approves one or more new American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), and the wine world largely scratches its head and wonders where in the heck these appellations lie

https://vinepair.com/articles/american-wine-avas/?utm_source=AfternoonBrief&utm_medium=newsletter

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

MA Question 3 Details

Mixed rebound for Massachusetts craft beer in 2021

The Differences Between Straight Bourbon and Bonded Bourbon

Champagne, Explained: A Snobbery-Free Guide to the Best of Bubbly

The signature drink of celebrations everywhere doesn’t have to be intimidating.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/champagne-sparkling-wine/champagne-basics-explainer

Can You Drink Wine If You Have Diabetes?

Even though red and white wines are low in added sugar, wine still has an impact on your blood sugar, although you might be surprised to hear how.

https://www.eatingwell.com/article/7998457/can-you-drink-wine-if-you-have-diabetes/

Chile’s winemakers exit Casablanca

A mass exit of one of Chile’s most prominent wine regions is underway due to overplanting, a lack of water, and a pervasive rabbit problem, learns db.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/09/chiles-winemakers-exit-casablanca/

10 best types of Croatian wine

Garnering more and more major awards today, Croatian wine relies on centuries of tradition and expertise

https://www.timeout.com/croatia/news/10-best-types-of-croatian-wine-091222

Gigondas AOC extended to white wines from 2023 vintage

Gigondas AOC, in the north of Vaucluse, is set to be extended to white wines from the 2023 vintage, after an unanimous vote in favour of the request.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/09/gigondas-aoc-extended-to-white-wines-from-2023-vintage/

Top Things to Know About Alcohol Advertising Rules and the Internet

Both federal and various state regulators have signaled their intent to ramp up policing of this area of alcohol regulation, particularly when it comes to advertising on the internet.

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/top-things-to-know-about-alcohol-advertising-rules-and-the-internet/

Why Most Wine Production Could Be Lost In The Next 50 Years

Climate change is impacting our food and wine. 

https://www.tastingtable.com/1005366/why-most-wine-production-could-be-lost-in-the-next-50-years/?utm_campaign=clip

Fewer places to recycle highlight flawed program

California lawmakers on Aug. 31 passed legislation that could breathe life back into the state’s withering recycling industry which even those who run the program admit is stumbling.

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/article/article/can-the-recycling-system-be-fixed/

Does anyone even read back labels?

When it comes to reading back labels of wine bottles, consumers are varied.

https://news.wine.co.za/news.aspx?NEWSID=39925

Top 10 wine producing states in the US

The US remains the largest wine consuming country in the world, but it also produces its fair share. From Napa Valley to Willamette Valley, the east coast may dominate when it comes to reputation, but you might be surprised to hear which other wine producing states make it into the top 10.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/09/top-10-wine-producing-states-in-the-us/

Why Does Bourbon Have to Be Aged in New Oak Barrels?

Spirits are aged for a plethora of reasons, the primary one being that it can remove harsh flavors from unaged alcohol, instead replacing it with slightly sweeter, more palatable notes.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bourbon-barrel-aging-explainer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c6b59051ec-September_14_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c6b59051ec-38937345&mc_cid=c6b59051ec&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Jeffersons

Pernod Ricard has launched the latest limited edition Bourbon in the Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea series, this one proofed with water from New York. The 49% abv whiskey matured while sailing through the North Sea, other European waters, along the Atlantic seaboard, and through the Panama Canal before landing in New York for blending with water from the Hudson Valley and Catskills mountains. Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea New York Limited Edition will be available in New York City beginning in November for a suggested price of $99. Last year, Jefferson’s was up 31% to 158,000 cases, according to Impact Databank, and was named a Hot Prospect.

6 Wine Companies That Got Their Start on Shark Tank

The show has pushed several niche companies to success, and the wine industry is no exception.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/14/6-wine-companies-that-got-their-start-on-shark-tank/

BODY Vodka is Disrupting the Liquor Industry

The female-founded “better for you” low-proof spirit is based around drinking in moderation.

https://hypebeast.com/2022/9/body-better-for-you-low-proof-light-vodka-release-info

Everything You Need to Know About Amaretto

Amaretto is complicated. It’s an almond-flavored liqueur, but that doesn’t always mean it contains almonds.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/12/amaretto-guide/

US drinkers favor spirit-based RTDs

A new report has found that 86% of US consumers believe spirit-based RTDs should be more widely available, including in bars, convenience stores, and entertainment venues.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/09/us-drinkers-favour-spirit-based-rtds/

Kevin Hart adds to Tequila line

American comedian Kevin Hart and Jose Cuervo have introduced an añejo Tequila to their Gran Coramino range.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/09/kevin-hart-adds-to-tequila-line/

Pix’s Troubles Are Yet Another Warning to the U.S. Wine Industry

It’s been big news within the (admittedly internecine) world of the U.S. wine business that Napa Valley startup Pix recently had to lay off most of its staff.

https://www.1winedude.com/pixs-troubles-are-yet-another-warning-to-the-u-s-wine-industry/

AND

Pix Lays-off Staff

The wine recommendation platform’s foray into journalism appears to be over, with writers and editors let go.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/08/wine-site-pix-lays-off-editorial-staff

AND

Pix—The Inside Story

Roughly two years ago, wine-technology evangelist and thought leader Paul Mabray launched a start-up named Pix, aimed at providing consumers easier ways of buying wine while giving the wine industry better tools for selling it. For the first time since the nineteenth century, the Brunello harvest in Montalcino began in August

https://www.vinography.com/2022/09/pix-the-inside-story

AND

Pix Wasn’t the Only Wine Tech Failure I’ve Seen Up-Close

Let’s be clear, when a start-up fails to get funding, it’s 100% the fault of the executive team.

https://www.vinography.com/2022/09/pix-wasnt-the-only-wine-tech-failure-ive-seen-up-close

Word of Biondi-Santi, 

The winery where one of the most famous wines in the world was born over a century ago

https://winenews.it/en/for-the-first-time-since-the-nineteenth-century-the-brunello-harvest-in-montalcino-began-in-august_477911/

The Three Tier System: What It Is And What It Is Not

Part 1 of a 10-part series examining the Three Tier System of alcohol distribution

https://tomwark.substack.com/p/tts-part-one-what-it-is-what-it-is-not

Gigondas to produce white wines

Until now, the winemakers of the southern Rhône cru have only been permitted to bottle reds and rosés under the appellation, but they will be able to produce white wines from the 2023 vintage following a decision by the French appellation authorities.

https://www.decanter.com/wine/gigondas-to-produce-white-wines-487576/

How One Man Changed the Way We Drink Wine

The wine mogul’s legacy will live on through Two Buck (or Three Buck) Chuck.

https://thetakeout.com/how-fred-franzia-changed-wine-2-buck-chuck-trader-joes-1849535219

AND

The Complicated Legacy of Fred Franzia

Wine industry icon Fred Franzia died earlier this month at the age of 79.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/16/the-complicated-legacy-of-fred-franzia/

What Does ‘Veraison’ Mean in Wine?

Veraison is a stage in the growing process when the grape begins to soften and change color on the vine, indicating the onset of ripening.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/14/what-does-veraison-mean-in-wine/

Does Vintage Matter? 

If you’ve ever wondered about vintage, whether it matters, or when to pay attention to it, you’re not alone. 

https://dedaluswine.com/blogs/news/does-vintage-matter-weather-time-geography-and-when-to-care

Price Hikes Turn Off Wine Country Visitors

Visitors are increasingly unwilling to fork out lavish fees for tasting room visits.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/09/price-hikes-turn-off-wine-country-visitors

These 23 Italian Vineyards Are the Most Beautifully Designed Wineries in the Country

From Brescia to PisaThe architecture housing the wine rivals the beauty surrounding it

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/beautiful-italian-vineyards

Just add water – or Coke Zero: why it’s OK to dilute strong red wine

With alcohol levels often hitting more than 14%, some red wine is a headache for fans of lighter varieties

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2022/sep/16/just-add-ice-water-or-coke-zero-why-its-ok-to-dilute-strong-red-wine

All About Wine Scores

A wine score is the quickest, simplest way for a wine critic to communicate their opinion about the quality of a wine.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/wine-scores

AND

We all know that there is Pay-for-Play in wine reviews

The president of a major public relations agency, one with a client list that includes wine regions, big brands, and importers, told me that his firm pays “about $25,000 a year” to a certain influential wine publication.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2022/09/we-all-know-that-there-is-pay-for-play.html

9 Things You Should Know About Sazerac Rye

While widely recognized as the name of a classic American cocktail, the Sazerac brand’s history dates back much further than the cocktail’s 1901 trademark.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-sazerac-rye/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b21af9a879-September_19_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b21af9a879-38937345&mc_cid=b21af9a879&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

With physical IDs failing us, States must act to legalize digital ids before it is too late

The physical id process has its serious flaws and we must examine its usefulness.

https://irishliquorlawyer.com/liquor-case-discussion/with-physical-ids-failing-us-states-must-act-to-legalize-digital-ids-before-it-is-too-late/

The Differences Between Straight Bourbon and Bonded Bourbon

A few factors determine whether a bourbon qualifies for bottled-in-bond status, but it’s important to remember that whether straight or bonded, both of these styles must adhere to general guidelines in place for bourbon.

https://vinepair.com/articles/straight-bonded-bourbon-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ee8ec40170-September_20_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ee8ec40170-38937345&mc_cid=ee8ec40170&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What MA Question 3 Will Do

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The ballot question modernizes MA laws to allow for the safe expansion of alcohol licenses.  It calls for the state to progressively double the number of allowed beer and wine licenses a company or individual is allowed to hold, going from nine to 18. Most states allow three to five full liquor licenses per merchant and MA’s number would be set at seven. Question 3 significantly expands consumer convenience.

The ballot question also will allow valid out of state IDs to be relied upon by a retailer of alcohol beverages, as they are allowed in every other state in the country and already are permitted in Massachusetts for the sale of cannabis.

The ballot question also provides a few best practice fixes to the current system that prevent and deter alcohol sales to minors: it prohibits self-checkout of alcohol that never should be permitted and changes the basis for fines for selling to a minor so that they have an increased deterrence value for preventing illegal sales.

On the Ballot

Question 3 will appear on the ballot with the title “Changes to Alcohol Retail Licensing Initiative.” Legally named the 21st Century Alcohol Retail Reform Committee, the Committee will refer to itself as Yes on 3 now that ballot question numbers have been assigned.  Its members include many members of the Massachusetts Package Stores Association, MassPack, as well as others involved in responsible retail alcohol sales throughout Massachusetts.

Here’s Why You’re Seeing More Spirits in Different Bottle Sizes

But in December 2020, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) expanded “standard of fill” regulations for wine and distilled spirits available in the U.S., including 700ml bottles for spirits.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/19/heres-why-youre-seeing-more-spirits-in-different-bottle-sizes/

Vernaccia — A Guide to the Basics

The quintessential white grape from Tuscany is capable of greatness.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/vernaccia-wine-guide

The Untold Truth Of Robert Mondavi Wines

The epic tale of Robert Mondavi Wines is one that has continued for nearly a century.

https://www.mashed.com/1016609/the-untold-truth-of-robert-mondavi-wines/

New spacing rules for vines approved in Champagne despite vocal opposition

A year after Champagne growers voted to change the necessary distance between vines, the Champagne initiative ‘vignes semi-larges’ has been approved by the Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité, but considerable opposition remains.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/09/new-spacing-rules-for-vines-approved-in-champagne-despite-vocal-opposition/

The NTSB wants all new vehicles to check drivers for alcohol use

The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all new vehicles in the U.S. be required to have blood alcohol monitoring systems that can stop an intoxicated person from driving.

https://www.npr.org/2022/09/20/1124171320/autos-drunk-driving-blood-alcohol-system-ntsb

The Science Behind Nonalcoholic Wine

Drinking habits are changing, and vintners are exceeding tasters’ expectations with new options stripped of their alcohol

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/the-science-behind-nonalcoholic-wine-180980805/

The Scientific Reason Aged Wines Often Taste Better

Here’s the hard truth: Wine is complicated. 

https://www.tastingtable.com/1016989/the-scientific-reason-aged-wines-often-taste-better/

Mixed rebound for Massachusetts craft beer in 2021

Some of Massachuertts’ largest craft breweries rebounded while others lost ground in 2021, a year after the pandemic crippled the industry.

https://www.axios.com/local/boston/2022/09/20/massachusetts-craft-beer-rebound-pandemic

Woodbridge Debuts New Fruitful Blends Range

Constellation Brands is extending Woodbridge with a new line called Fruitful Blends, billed as sweet, fruity, lightly effervescent wines recommended to be served chilled. According to Serena Shrivastava, brand vice president of Woodbridge, they’re aimed at the many drinkers who “want something other than traditional varietal wines.”

Fruitful Blends are made with Woodbridge’s California red, white and rosé wines and natural fruit flavors, with a hint of fizz added. The 8% abv range includes Peach Raspberry, Mango Pineapple, and Blueberry Blackberry flavors. Woodbridge Fruitful Blends are launching at a suggested retail price of $10-$11 per 750-ml. bottle starting this month on Drizly, InstaCart, and at local retailers nationwide. According to Impact Databank, Woodbridge ranks as the fifth-largest wine brand in the U.S. market at 8.4 million cases.

Pesticide Fact Sheet

What’s in Your Wine?

http://organicvineyardalliance.com/pesticide-fact-sheet/

Sniffing Out the Science of Smelling

From the lab to the art gallery, the latest efforts to understand the fragrant, musky, stinky and utterly baffling world of your nose

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/scientific-mysteries-smelling-180980756/

Why The Franzia Family Stepped Away From Their Wine Company

The story behind Franzia wine is one of a tough immigrant family who made it through challenges like Prohibition and the Great Depression to be one of the top sellers of wine in the United States, only to sell the company decades later.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1020749/why-the-franzia-family-stepped-away-from-their-wine-company/?utm_campaign=clip

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September 19, 2022

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

For most Americans, wine is not a big deal

How to Make Red Wine Caramel Apples

Could California Be the Next Agave Spirit Capital?

Go Here, Not There: 3 Alternative Destinations to Popular Wine Regions

Pent-up demand for post-pandemic vacations has sent the travel industry roiling.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/08/23/go-here-not-there-three-alternative-destinations-to-popular-wine-regions/

New Casa Azul

Casa Azul, a new line of canned Tequila soda cocktails, has launched in select markets across the U.S., through a partnership with RNDC. The 5% abv cocktails come in four flavors—Lime Margarita, Strawberry Margarita, Peach Mango, and Watermelon—with each serving containing 100 calories and less than one gram of carbohydrates. Casa Azul Tequila Soda is rolling out in California, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, and Florida in both 4-packs of individual flavors ($13) and a variety 8-pack with two of each flavor.

Timorasso: origin, viticulture, winemaking, and more

Historical records intimate that during ancient times the communes and valleys surrounding Tortona—including Val Curone, Val Grue, Valle Ossona, and Val Borbera—were most celebrated for white wine production.

https://wordonthegrapevine.co.uk/timorasso-derthona/

Anheuser-Busch’s ‘Ritas’ Don’t Contain Actual Tequila, So Anyone Who Drank Them May Be Eligible for Compensation

The beer giant agreed to settle a class action lawsuit which argued it wasn’t clear that “Ritas” don’t include any spirits.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/ritas-canned-margarita-class-action-settlement-no-tequila

This Aromatised Italian Wine Is The Perfect Way To End Dinner

Aromatised wine is probably not a term you are closely familiar with unless you grew up around it

https://www.tastingtable.com/982775/this-aromatised-italian-wine-is-the-perfect-way-to-end-dinner/?utm_campaign=clip

The Reason You Should Finish Up That Bottle Of Sweet Vermouth

Whether you like to sip your vermouth or have it served inside a cocktail, there’s one thing you need to know about the bittersweet booze.

https://www.tastingtable.com/976415/the-reason-you-should-finish-up-that-bottle-of-sweet-vermouth/?utm_campaign=clip

Pinot Grigio: Everything You Need to Know

Pinot Grigio, which also goes by the name Pinot Gris, is capable of producing far more complex wines than it often gets credit for.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/white-wine/pinot-grigio-wine-guide

Maine’s Most Beloved Spirit Is a Coffee Liqueur You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

It isn’t hard to find Allen’s Coffee Brandy in Maine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/allens-coffee-brandy-maine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=932ed97910-August_29_2022__&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-932ed97910-38937345&mc_cid=932ed97910&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New High Noon

Spirit of Gallo has launched a new variety pack for High Noon Sun Sips, including two new flavors. The limited edition Tailgate Pack contains eight cans of the vodka-based seltzer split between four flavors—Black Cherry, Grapefruit, and the two new offerings, Cranberry and Pear—and carries a suggested price of $20. Last year, High Noon reached over 8.8 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank, and the brand more than doubled in control states in the six months through this June.

The Beginner’s Guide To Hungarian Wine

Hungary is home to various native Old World grapes produced by diverse wine regions that are once again gaining traction on a global scale.

https://www.tastingtable.com/984055/the-beginners-guide-to-hungarian-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

TTB Approves New Winemaking Products and Processes for Export Use

Adding products to ‘list 246’ Evens Playing Field in Export Markets

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/article/262169

The Barolo vineyards are the most expensive in Italy, then Brunello, Bolgheri and Conegliano Valdobbiadene

The most expensive vineyards in Italy are still that of Nebbiolo of Langa,

https://winenews.it/en/the-barolo-vineyards-are-the-most-expensive-in-italy-then-brunello-bolgheri-and-conegliano_476768/

Here’s Why You Should Put Wine in a Blender

Putting your wine in a blender can make it taste better, and while that sounds strange, it’s actually a thing.

https://www.lifesavvy.com/142492/heres-why-you-should-put-wine-in-a-blender/

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No, You Shouldn’t Decant Wine in the Blender

The simple answer: If you care at all about your drinking experience, don’t stick a bottle of high-end vino in the blender.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/dont-decant-wine-in-the-blender/

What wine are you based on your zodiac sign?

In wine there is truth and in the zodiac there is wisdom.

https://nypost.com/article/wine-based-on-your-zodiac-sign/

Why Rosé needs to be taken more seriously

Wine buyers and critics who are great at tasting red and white are reduced to clichés when it comes to rosé.

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/liz-gabay-rose-wine-seriously/

This Is Your State’s Favorite Wine

If we all scream for ice cream, then do we all whine for wine? 

https://www.mashed.com/987214/this-is-your-states-favorite-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

BUD LIGHT ‘CRACKS OPEN’ NFL SEASON BY CELEBRATING FANS’ FIRST BEER

The official beer sponsor of the NFL is bringing fans closer to the game they love with “Kickoff Beers,” refreshed limited-edition team packaging, and a new NFT project

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bud-light-cracks-open-nfl-season-by-celebrating-fans-first-beer-301614241.html

New Mondavi

Constellation Brands’ Robert Mondavi Private Selection has added a new wine, Naturally Sweet Pinot Noir. The wine is lower in alcohol than a typical Pinot Noir, at 9% abv, and is made by stopping fermentation early and without any added sugars. Naturally Sweet Pinot Noir is rolling out across the U.S. now for a suggested price of $16 a 750-ml. Last year, Robert Mondavi Private Selection reached 2.06 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

Riesling is Far More Wide-Ranging That You Probably Realize

From dry to sweet and at all points in between, Riesling produces some of the most food-friendly and age-worthy white wines in the world.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/white-wine/riesling-wine-guide

How to Make Red Wine Caramel Apples

The quantity of apples will vary due to size, but this recipe should cover 8 large apples or 12 small apples.

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/red-wine-caramel-apples-recipes/

6 Unique Tips for Pairing Cigars With Food at a Dinner Party

Hosting a dinner party is the perfect opportunity to show off your culinary skills. But it can also be a chance to showcase your knowledge of cigar and food pairings.

https://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00247633-6-unique-tips-for-pairing-cigars-with-food-at-a-dinner-party.html

Italy’s Trasimeno Rosato Enjoys New Attention

This village is on the shore of Lake Trasimeno (Lago di Trasimeno in Italian), which is at the heart of the wine producing denomination, Trasimeno DOC.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2022/08/30/italys-trasimeno-rosato-enjoys-new-attention/?sh=44a78c8f1c5b

New Truly

Truly Hard Seltzer has reformulated to include real fruit juice across its 30-flavor portfolio. Billed as now having a cleaner taste profile, Truly mix packs including Citrus, Berry, and Tropical made with real fruit juice are rolling out now. The brand has also added two new flavors, Watermelon Breeze and Strawberry Lime. The portfolio now includes 12 original flavors, plus five flavors of Truly Lemonade, four flavors of Truly Iced Tea, four flavors of Truly Punch, two flavors of Truly Extra, and four flavors of Truly Margarita.

Gallo Sues Freixenet Over Choice Of Bottle

E. & J. Gallo is in federal court this summer against Freixenet over the overall look of a Prosecco bottle, according to court records.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/article/262359

This Drinking Habit Can Help You Consume Less Wine, New Study Suggests

In the study, which was published in the journal Addiction, 260 households in the United Kingdom that each typically consumed two 750-milliliter bottles of wine every week (the equivalent of 10 five-ounce glasses of wine) were asked to adopt a new drinking habit for 14 days.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/drinking-habit-help-consume-less-161459252.html

Acid in Wine: What It Means and How to Notice It

It keeps wine feeling fresh, provides structure for whites, and cuts through richness in food.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/what-is-acid-in-wine

California may add wine, liquor bottles to recycling program

$300 million would go to glass container makers including E&J Gallo Winery’s Gallo Glass Company, the nation’s largest glass container plant,

https://www.kcra.com/article/california-wine-liquor-bottles-recycling-program/41049212#

The Latest Trends in Sparkling Wine

Perhaps no other beverage can generate attention like sparkling wine.

https://beveragedynamics.com/2022/09/01/the-latest-trends-in-sparkling-wine/

Sangiovese May Be the Real King of Italian Grapes

Without it, there would be no Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, or Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/red-wine/sangiovese-wine-guide

Could California Be the Next Agave Spirit Capital?

Researchers at UC Davis are researching agave’s commercial viability.

https://modernfarmer.com/2022/08/california-agave-spirit/

The True Story Behind Spicy Rosé, According to Its Creator

Spicy is the name of the game when it comes to Margaritas, but spicy rosé? That’s a new one for even the most extreme rosé lover.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-story-behind-spicy-rose/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=071bd51ae6-September_05_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-071bd51ae6-38937345&mc_cid=071bd51ae6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 Things You Should Know About Eagle Rare Bourbon

Created in the 1970s when the U.S. bourbon industry was questionable at best,

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-eagle-rare-bourbon/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=071bd51ae6-September_05_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-071bd51ae6-38937345&mc_cid=071bd51ae6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Low Alcohol, Sweet Pinot Noir: the Shape of Things to Come?

Constellation Brands has launched a seriously sweet Pinot Noir under the Robert Mondavi label. Will other brands follow?

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/low-alcohol-sweet-pinot-noir-shape-things-come

Is the future of American wine… Vermont?

Why you should pay attention to Vermont wine

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/vermont-wineries-guide/

‘Organic Was Too Easy’: Why Alsace Is Leading the Biodynamic Charge

In AlsaceFrance, where vineyard land is often passed down for generations, a sense of stewardship is palpable.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/05/biodynamic-alsace-wine/

Nebbiolo: The Fragrant Italian Wine Aficionados Hold In High Regard

While the wines that come from Nebbiolo may not be as ubiquitous, make no mistake: The following is mighty.

Read More: https://www.tastingtable.com/992442/nebbiolo-the-fragrant-italian-wine-aficionados-hold-in-high-regard/?utm_campaign=clip

For most Americans, wine is not a big deal

Apparently, about 45% of Americans have had an alcoholic drink within the past week, while another 23% say they use it occasionally (the remainder are “total abstainers”).

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2022/09/for-most-americans-wine-is-not-big-deal.html

Ginger Fox Games makes wine and spirits map jigsaws a must-buy

Ginger Fox Games has licensed drinks jigsaw business Puzzle CRU to bring its hand-drawn wine and spirit map jigsaws to a wider audience.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/09/ginger-fox-games-makes-wine-and-spirits-map-jigsaws-a-must-buy/

LODI AVA EDUCATIONAL TOOL

We recently created a comprehensive overview of the Lodi AVA and are excited to share it with you!

https://www.lodigrowers.com/lodi-overview-educational-tool/

Devil’s Advocate – Yes, People Do Need Help When Choosing Wine

In the wake of the financial difficulties facing the US wine-tech startup, Pix, there is some argument over whether apps and artificial intelligence can ever effectively help people choose bottles of wine. Robert Joseph has a few thoughts on the subject.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/general/devils-advocate-yes-people-do-need-help-when-choosing-wine

Sauvignon Blanc Has A Bigger Footprint Than You Might Think

Fantastic ones are produced in France and New Zealand, but Sauvignon Blanc also thrives in Italy, California, Chile, and beyond.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/white-wine/sauvignon-blanc-wine-guide

The Grateful Dead Releases Pair of Official Wines with Gnarly Head

Featuring classic Grateful Dead imagery, the bottles will be available at major retai