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Liquor Industry News 11-23-20

November 23, 2020

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

11-23-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Here’s Which Type of Wine Packaging We Think Is the Most Sustainable

Boston Beer Reformulates Samuel Adams Winter Lager

Whiskey fans can win Jameson Christmas trees

13 Ways to Tell If a Wine Is Actually Really Good

How, then, can the ordinary consumer begin to know which of the many, many wines out there are actually worth buying — and which ones, once they’re bought and tasted, are really worth the money?

https://247wallst.com/special-report/2020/11/08/13-ways-to-tell-if-a-wine-is-actually-really-good-2/

A cardiologist revealed the truth behind red wine’s health benefits

For decades, red wine has been the “healthy” alcohol, set on a pedestal against its contemporaries. But, is red wine actually good for you?

https://news.yahoo.com/cardiologist-revealed-truth-behind-red-204500947.html

Everything You Need to Know About Anise-Flavored Spirits

What is anise? Also called aniseed, it comes from the Pimpinella anisum plant, whose long, stalky stems produce white flowers where the seeds form.

https://www.liquor.com/anise-spirits-5085280

Varietal Vinegars Are on the Rise — Here’s What You Need to Know

A few American producers want consumers to elevate their dishes with varietal vinegars.

https://vinepair.com/articles/rise-of-varietal-vinegars/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5a60ca1c61-NOV_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5a60ca1c61-38937345&mc_cid=5a60ca1c61&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

EU IMPOSES 25% TARIFFS ON US RUM AND VODKA

The EU was granted permission to impose the tariffs by the World Trade Organization (WTO) last month. However it said it was ready to work with the US to settle the dispute once and for all.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/11/eu-imposes-25-tariffs-on-us-rum-and-vodka/

 

TESLA’S $250 TEQUILA SELLS OUT IN HOURS

The project first started out as an April Fool’s Day prank.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/11/teslas-250-tequila-sells-out-in-hours/

 

What’s the Difference Between a Wine Variety and Varietal?

The easiest way to think about these two words is that one, variety, is a noun; and the other, varietal, is an adjective.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-difference-between-a-wine-variety-and-varietal/

 

Beautiful Wine Inspired Gifts!

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Shop early while supplies last! Check out all our gorgeous wine inspired gifts. Each gift ships for just $10.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/products/catalog/wine-gifts-995

 

GLOBAL ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION TO FALL 8% THIS YEAR

Out of all markets reviewed, only the US and Canada are expected to show volume growth this year, both at over 2%

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/11/global-alcohol-consumption-to-fall-8-this-year/

 

The Countries That Drank the Most American Wine in 2019

It’s clear that the international market, in general, loves California wine, as 95 percent of the bottles exported from the U.S. come from the Golden State.

https://vinepair.com/articles/countries-drank-most-american-wine-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1e5f5c6217-NOV_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1e5f5c6217-38937345&mc_cid=1e5f5c6217&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Will a Biden presidency cut US tariffs on EU wine?

Biden himself is known to be teetotal, yet some in the trade believe a Biden administration could give wine drinkers another reason to cheer, by ending the 25% US import tariff on several European wines imposed in October 2019.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/biden-presidency-us-tariffs-eu-wine-447038/

 

TTB AVA Notices

Wine – Notices of Proposed Rulemaking

https://www.ttb.gov/wine/notices-of-proposed-rulemaking

 

Boston Beer Reformulates Samuel Adams Winter Lager

Samuel Adams celebrates the return of the #1 winter seasonal beer1, Samuel Adams Winter Lager, with a crisper and brighter remixed recipe and new ways to enjoy holiday favorites from home.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/boston-beer-reformulates-samuel-adams-winter-lager

White Claw owner to open $400m plant in 2021

The new facility will provide ‘much-needed’ capacity to keep up with consumer demand in the southern US. Warehousing and distribution operations will also be located on the same site.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/11/white-claw-owner-to-open-400m-plant-in-2021/

Whiskey fans can win Jameson Christmas trees

To win one of seven Jameson whiskey trees, Irish whiskey lovers must explain why they deserve to bring a tree home to share with their friends and family this year in no more than 200 words.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/11/whiskey-fans-can-win-jameson-christmas-trees/

 

Author of one of wine’s most popular books decries wine-scoring system

Although the 100-point scale is used by most major wine publications and myriad critics, Hugh Johnson staunchly believes these numerical ratings are meaningless.

https://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/author-of-one-of-wines-most-popular-books-decries-wine-scoring-system/article_876e381d-8da8-5924-982f-77e0d2b015f3.html

 

Here’s Which Type of Wine Packaging We Think Is the Most Sustainable

Green Matters has analyzed how sustainable each one is, and which is most likely best for the environment.

https://www.greenmatters.com/p/sustainable-wine-packaging

 

Should I be concerned about wine freezing in my car if it’s below freezing outside?

The freezing point of a bottle of wine is about 15° to 20° F, depending on the alcohol content.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-temperature-does-wine-freeze-at

 

HOW MAJOR SOCIAL CAUSES INFLUENCE AMERICAN WINE DRINKERS: BY AGE COHORT

https://www.wineintelligence.com/how-major-social-causes-influence-american-wine-drinkers-by-age-cohort/

 

New Prosecco

1821 Fine Wine and Spirits, the U.S. subsidiary of Italy’s Zonin, is introducing a Prosecco Rosé. Retailing at $16 a 750-ml., in line with Zonin Prosecco DOC Cuveé 1821, the newcomer is made according to the recently released regulations for Prosecco Rosé DOC, which stipulate that at least 85% of the blend be composed of Glera grapes, along with 10%-15% Pinot Noir fermented on the skins. The wine is a Charmat method vintage sparkler rested on the lees for at least 60 days.

 

What to expect when tasting old vine wines

Many vineyard-designate old vine bottlings are, in fact, phenomenal, but not in ways you might expect

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/What-to-look-for-when-tasting-old-vine-wines

 

The Most Comprehensive Wine Lover’s Digital Toolkit

You will have all the essential wine wisdom you need, without the dregs, so you will know how to pick wines and understand exactly what you’re buying.

https://levelupyourwineiq.com/sales-page1589926392789

What to Drink After Your House Burns Down

If ever there were a time I wished I had a fully stocked wine cellar under my feet, this was it.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/a34654274/wines-pandemic-new/

GIFT SETS FOR EVERY OCCASION

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ONLINE ONLY

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

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

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

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

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Liquor Industry News 11-16-20

November 16, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

11-16-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How One Glass Of Wine Affects Your Body The Next Day

Guinness Releases Its First Holiday Beer Nationwide

The Marshmallow Mule Recipe

How Everclear Became the King of Grain Alcohol

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

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

Uncorking The Basics Of Wine Insurance

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

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

 

 

DISTILLERY LAUNCHES SMOKED VENISON-FLAVOURED WHISKEY

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Arsenic in Wine: Should You Be Concerned?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO MOSCATO WINE

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

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

 

Thanksgiving Wine Sale

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

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

 

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

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

 

Study links Van Gogh’s delirium to alcohol withdrawal

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

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

 

Bacardi taps into at-home cocktails with Twistails pods

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

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

 

The Logo Evolution of American Beer Brands Over Time

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

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

 

PINK PROSECCO APPROVED FOR EXPORT

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

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

6 American Sparkling Wines You Need to Try

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

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

 

Wine Mix-Ups: More Common Than You Might Think

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

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

 

What Do ‘Legs’ Mean in Wine?

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

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

 

King of Wine Fraud Facing Freedom

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

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

 

The Aveine Smart Wine Aerator

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

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

 

Online Occitanie wine school launches

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

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

http://suddefrance.co.uk/

A BOX CLUB FOR BEER FANS

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

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

HOW WILL US ELECTION IMPACT FINE WINE?

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

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

Wine People vs. Beer People

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

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

The Marshmallow Mule Recipe

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

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

 

Red Wine Pot Roast Recipe

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Guinness Releases Its First Holiday Beer Nationwide

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

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

 

How One Glass Of Wine Affects Your Body The Next Day

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

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

 

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

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

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

FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS: ART OR SCIENCE?

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

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

 

Organic Vs. Biodynamic Wine

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

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

12 Things You Should Know About Kim Crawford Wines

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

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

From the Gridiron to the Vineyard

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

WE HAVE IN STOCK!

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

GIFT SETS FOR EVERY OCCASION

Franklin Wine Club

ONLINE ONLY

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

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

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

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

Shop Here

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

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Liquor Industry News 11-09-20

November 9, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

11-09-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

11 Best Wines for Thanksgiving 2020, According to a Sommelier

10 of the Best Seasonal Cocktail Recipes for Fall

How to Make Your Own Spiced Rum at Home

The 25 Most Important American Beers of All Time

Without question, no other type of alcohol has seen more change over the past 150 years than beer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/25-best-american-beers-all-time-important/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=09c06be1e5-OCT_26_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-09c06be1e5-38937345&mc_cid=09c06be1e5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Constellation Adds Napa Valley Cabernet And Carneros Chardonnay To The Prisoner Range

Upscale California wine brand The Prisoner is launching two new wines, a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Carneros Chardonnay. The Cabernet includes small amounts of Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, Petite Sirah, and Charbono and retails at $55 a 750-ml. The Chardonnay is positioned at $40, and includes some Roussanne and Gewürztraminer in its blend.

In addition to the 750-ml. format, the new entries will join the flagship Prisoner red blend in a three-bottle gift pack of 375-mls., which will hit the market in time for the holidays. Constellation acquired The Prisoner from Huneeus Vintners in 2016 for $285 million. The brand sells approximately 200,000 cases in the U.S. annually, according to Impact Databank.

Wine, Covid-19 and the loss of smell

Loss of smell (anosmia) and taste (ageusia) are now officially recognised as symptoms of SARS-CoV-2, the dangerous strain of virus from the coronavirus family that is the cause of Covid-19, the disease.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/general/wine-covid-19-and-loss-smell

The end of the sommelier?

Within a few days of the first reported virus cases, restaurants were shut nationwide, and owners had no idea when, or even if, they would start up again or whether they could afford a full-time sommelier to work the floor when they did

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/end-sommelier

How You Can Spot Fake Wines

Fraudulent activity seems to follow any genre that involves collecting.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/how-to-spot-fake-wines/

Estaan, a natural alternative to sulphite in wine

Wine is the first product in which estaan is used.

https://www.biobasedpress.eu/2020/10/estaan-a-natural-alternative-to-sulphite-in-wine/

As People Drink Less But Better, Low-Alcohol Wines are on the Rise

Having a more balanced glass of wine with food is more palatable than having just that glass on its own,

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/26/low-alcohol-wines-popular/

Korbel Launches New National Advertising Campaign

The Korbel Make It Gold campaign offers an inspirational message that encourages elevating what otherwise might be ordinary moments.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/10/26/korbel-launches-new-national-advertising-campaign

NH Liquor & Wine Outlets Named One Of Top 10 U.S. Retailers

Beating out large, private and national competitors, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) has been named one of the top 10 retailers in the country by Beverage Dynamics,

https://patch.com/new-hampshire/concord-nh/nh-liquor-wine-outlets-named-one-top-10-u-s-retailers

 

Top 25 Brands in Nielsen Channels

The rankings appeared in the Wine Industry Metrics section of the October edition of the Wine Analytics Report.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=237816

5 Myths Surrounding Retailer Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping

Here are five myths about retailer DtC shipping, debunked.

https://www.sovos.com/shipcompliant/blog/2020/10/26/5-myths-surrounding-retailer-direct-to-consumer-wine-shipping/

 

The man who visited every winery in Italy

He is 93 years old, and from the age of 18, his sole goal and activity has been to visit every winery in Italy

https://acevola.blogspot.com/2020/10/the-man-who-visited-every-winery-in.html

 

Best Wine Podcasts 2020

Our Podcast The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Listed On Player.FM Site

https://player.fm/featured/wine

 

The New Bud Light Ugly Sweater Seltzer Flavors, Tasted and Ranked

New line of “Ugly Sweater Seltzers” to help you cozy up as the weather changes. The line includes the brand’s classic Cranberry flavor as well as newcomers: Apple Crisp, Peppermint Pattie, and Gingersnap.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/bud-light-ugly-sweater-seltzers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d27bdfeead-OCT_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d27bdfeead-38937345&mc_cid=d27bdfeead&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

Pairing walnuts and wine? That’s fine

Pairing walnuts and wine is popular in Europe and Southeast Asia.

https://www.recordnet.com/story/lifestyle/food/2020/10/27/walnuts-stockton-lodi-wine-cheese-make-any-culinary-creation-special/6009753002/

 

How to Make Your Own Spiced Rum at Home

Spiced rums provide a connection to the various cultures across the islands, which is one of the most beautiful parts of drinking spirits.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/27/make-best-spiced-rum-home/

 

Is Somebody Stealing Your Wine?

Why do winemakers use a tool to extract wine from a barrel?

https://winehistoryproject.org/wine-thief/

 

Clean Wines: The Truth About Biogenic Amines and Wine

Let’s explore some of the fears around wine additives and sulfites and find out what’s actually giving you a headache.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/clean-wines-the-truth-about-biogenic-amines-and-wine/?utm_campaign=clean-wine-wine-terms&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Kim Crawford Unveils “Illuminate” Range Of Low-Calorie Wines

Constellation Brands is looking to expand the consumption occasions for its New Zealand-based Kim Crawford wine brand with a new lower-calorie line of wines called Illuminate. The new range initially will include Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé offerings retailing at $18 a 750-ml. The Illuminate wines, which are at 7% abv and have 70 calories a glass, use “spinning cone” technology to reduce the alcohol from a portion of the base wine without impacting its aromas or flavor profile, according to the company.

Kim Crawford Illuminate is getting a soft launch this fall, ahead of a wider rollout next March. Winemaker Anthony Walkenhorst tells SND the new products are geared toward “health and wellness-oriented consumers” and “sessionable” daytime drinking occasions like brunch or back yard parties in which light beer and seltzer have held sway.

According to Impact Databank, Kim Crawford is the sixth-largest imported table wine brand in the U.S., having averaged 15% annual growth over the past decade to reach 1.37 million cases and a retail value of $275 million. With Illuminate, the Kiwi import is looking to fend off the emergent challenge from hard seltzer and raise its profile in the so-called “better for you” drinks category.

 

How do I know if a sparkling wine is fruit-forward vs. yeasty?

Yeasty notes in sparkling wine are either the result of a bubbly that has undergone malolactic conversion (aka “malo” or “ML”) and/or autolysis (the breaking down of dead yeast cells) and lees aging.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-do-i-know-if-a-sparkling-wine-is-fruit-forward-vs-yeasty

 

What’s The Deal With Carbonic Maceration In Wine?

What is carbonic maceration and how can it make a grape such as Tannat, for example, quaffable?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellewilliams/2020/10/29/whats-the-deal-with-carbonic-maceration-in-wine/?sh=1e6e7f277a83

 

Champagne’s Rule-Breaking Winemakers Have a Sweet Secret

The issue has come to a head in the Champagne region recently, when the AOC discovered through an Instagram post that organically farmed, biodynamic eighth-generation producer Lelarge-Pugeot was using honey in the dosage of one of its Champagnes, the Bises.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/29/champagne-honey-dosage/

 

The Natural Wine School

At the Natural Wine School, we have courses that prepare you to meet these new challenges. In fact, our Wine & Wellness Certification is the only training of its type in the industry.

https://www.thewinebuzz.com/the-future-of-wine-is-wellness/

 

Icewine Uncorked: Canada’s frozen gem

Eiswein made its way to Canada in the hands of Germanic immigrants as recently as the early 1970s and, upon realising the local climate’s suitability – warm summers to ripen the grapes and cold winters to freeze the grapes – Icewine had found a new home.

https://winetitles.com.au/icewine-uncorked-canadas-frozen-gem/

 

Does Celebrity Booze Need Its Own App?

Undoubtedly, the genre of celebrity booze is booming

https://punchdrink.com/articles/does-celebrity-booze-need-its-own-app-grapestar/

 

The Wine World Has A Sexual Harassment Problem

One master sommelier, according to these accounts, propositioned at least 15 candidates, sometimes promising professional favors in return for sex.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/29/dining/drinks/court-of-master-sommeliers-sexual-harassment-wine.html

 

 

10 of the Best Seasonal Cocktail Recipes for Fall

Throw on a sweater, grab a blanket, and cozy up with these 10 cocktails from VinePair’s recipe library to get in the spirit of fall.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-fall-cocktail-recipes-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=08f6f7439d-OCT_30_2020_FixedResend&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-08f6f7439d-38937345&mc_cid=08f6f7439d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

12 Things You Should Know About Genesee Brewery

Now part of FIFCO USA, the eighth-largest beer company in the United States, Genesee is keeping things fresh with trendy collaborations and dry-hopped variations of its classic beers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/genesee-brewery-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=08f6f7439d-OCT_30_2020_FixedResend&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-08f6f7439d-38937345&mc_cid=08f6f7439d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Best Beers in America, According to Homebrewers (2020)

For the fourth year in a row, Bell’s Brewery’s Two Hearted Ale secured the top slot.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/the-best-beers-america-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=08f6f7439d-OCT_30_2020_FixedResend&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-08f6f7439d-38937345&mc_cid=08f6f7439d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

11 Best Wines for Thanksgiving 2020, According to a Sommelier

No matter what form your dinner takes, after spending all afternoon in the kitchen to cook up the perfect Thanksgiving feast, you’ll want to highlight all your hard work with fantastic wine pairings,

https://www.prevention.com/food-nutrition/g34520774/best-thanksgiving-wine/

 

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Texas Wine

Unlike many wine regions, where the vineyards are usually located in the same place as the wineries, the majority of Texas wine grapes are grown in the Panhandle.

https://www.texasmonthly.com/food/five-things-you-didnt-know-about-texas-wine/

 

Here are the rules for pairing wine with chocolate

Chocolate and wine can be toe-curlingly good or downright horrendous. But you can nail it every time if you follow the rules. They’re not hard. But they matter.

First: Pair white chocolate with light wine.

Second: Pair dark chocolate with reds with a touch of bitterness.

Third: Pair milk chocolate with saturated, fruit-forward reds.

Fourth: Pair nutty chocolate with wooded wine.

Is It a Good Idea to Serve Canned Wine at Your Wedding?

Canned wines can certainly have a place at your wedding, especially now, in the age of social distancing, when single-serve beverage options are essential in terms of keeping everyone safe.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/good-idea-serve-canned-wine-154151122.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAHGgEpL-98r2q9ENXahr9614FYLoWUYxP4QTY3FnUZtzjXS2bjAqffwSsHt8lKF25eUBNsU6wTj2TC82UxjvYjVmQR2WKeRZfoWIYn-ygZVjFDS3NrSGAM2V8rDqYwLZ_z7Ud91dqFvI9HOzJnXt2hMmA1_kJzRFA-lh5choYDix

 

 

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes and Wine Pairings

Side dishes always present an opportunity for a bit of freestyle fun.

https://www.crateandbarrel.com/the-frame/side-dish-wine-pairings

 

GIFT SETS FOR EVERY OCCASION

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Liquor Industry News 11-02-20

November 2, 2020

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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11-02-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Pairing Pumpkin with Wine

Seven of the Best Cognac Cocktail Recipes for Fall

Five Tips for Making Holiday Meals More Wine-Friendly

Everything You Need to Know About Scotch Highball Variations

Even though the highball recipe is nothing more than spirit (traditionally, whisky) combined with soda water, garnished with a lemon peel, there’s an art to achieving the proper balance.

https://vinepair.com/articles/everything-you-need-to-know-about-scotch-highball-variations/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=38a7c8548d-OCT_20_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-38a7c8548d-38937345&mc_cid=38a7c8548d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

California’s fabled wine region is having ‘the most horrible, devastating and catastrophic year’

Napa’s wine region consists of 46,000 acres under cultivation, but with its hotels, restaurants and other tourism-related businesses, it provides an estimated $9.5 billion annually to the local economy and $34 billion nationally, even though its crop production accounts for only about 4% of California’s wine grapes.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/californias-fabled-wine-region-is-having-the-most-horrible-devastating-and-catastrophic-year-11603156838

80% OF NAPA WINERIES ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE 2020 VINTAGE

According to recent figures from Napa Valley Vintners, less than 20 of Napa Valley’s winemaking facilities suffered major damage from the Glass Fire. Keen to move forward, at least 80% of the wineries in the Napa Valley are pushing on the with the production of the 2020 vintage.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/80-of-napa-wineries-are-moving-forward-with-the-2020-vintage/

Two-thirds of US seltzer switching gains come from beer

IRI’s data showed that alcoholic seltzer is now worth $1.8 billion in the United States, seeing growth of 233 per cent in 2018 and 350 per cent last year.

https://www.brewsnews.com.au/2020/10/16/two-thirds-of-us-seltzer-growth-switching-from-beer/

 

STAR TREK COCKTAIL BOOK LAUNCHES

Called Star Trek Cocktails: A Stellar Compendium, the cocktails are divided into themes,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/star-trek-cocktail-book-launches/

 

11 Apple Brandy Cocktail Recipes to Make This Fall

An easy way to get that quintessential fall feeling is mixing up a drink using apple brandy.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-best-apple-brandy-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b6f956e037-OCT_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b6f956e037-38937345&mc_cid=b6f956e037&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Seltzer

Brewing giant Heineken USA has teamed with Arizona Beverages to create Arizona SunRise hard seltzer. The 4.6% abv seltzers will come in four Arizona juice flavors—Lemon, Grapefruit, Mucho Mango, and Cherry Punch—and have 100 calories per 11.5-ounce serving. Arizona SunRise will launch nationally in Q1 2021 in variety 12-packs of 11.5-ounce cans and single serving 19.2-ounce cans.

21 gift ideas for the wine lover in your life

From $8 accessories to items to indulge with, there’s something here for everyone.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/tech/reviewedcom/2020/10/20/21-best-wine-gifts-2020-gift-ideas-wine-lover-your-life/5981886002/

 

 

DIAGEO LAUNCHES ALCOHOL-FREE GUINNESS

It will be available in pubs across Ireland and Great Britain from Spring 2021 and available in more markets throughout the world later in 2021.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/diageo-launches-alcohol-free-guinness/

VILLA MARIA LAUNCHES NZ’S FIRST WINE-BASED SELTZER

he range will be on sale in NZ liquor outlets and select on-premise sites from 26 October, with plans to roll it out internationally from early 2021.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/villa-maria-launches-nzs-first-wine-based-seltzer/

 

Decoding French Wine Classifications

France, there is a governing body called the INAO: the Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité. This branch of the French Ministry of Agriculture ensures quality for wine, cheese, and other food products.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/what-is-aoc-wine/?utm_campaign=aoc-wines-wine-quality-email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

The Ultimate Guide to New Zealand Wine

Vines were planted here in earnest in the mid-1800s, but winemaking only truly took off in the 1970s.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-ultimate-guide-to-new-zealand-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=35df9239c1-OCT_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-35df9239c1-38937345&mc_cid=35df9239c1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Yes, Wine Scores Still Matter

I can’t see how anyone who values knowledge can argue that any form of legitimate information should be stopped.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/21/wine-scores-matter/

 

The Unwritten Rules of Tasting Room Etiquette

We asked wine professionals from around the country to weigh in on the pet peeves they encounter in tasting rooms, and how visitors can sidestep them.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/08/rules-tasting-room-etiquette/

 

Five Tips for Making Holiday Meals More Wine-Friendly

Wine Pairing Tips & Recipes to help bring a taste of Sonoma wine country to your table

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/21/five-tips-for-making-holiday-meals-more-wine-friendly/

 

Quini Expands Wine Sensory Data Market Coverage to Australia

Quini’s market coverage starts with the country’s three largest cities by population, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/10/21/quini-expands-coverage-australia

 

Do dessert wines lose their sweetness with age?

The amount of sugar in a wine doesn’t change as it ages. But the way a wine tastes changes a great deal.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/do-dessert-wines-lose-their-sweetness-with-age

 

A New Wine Map?

Those traditional maps are to a degree misleading if their aim is to capture the geography of wine.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/10/22/a-new-wine-map/

 

Seven of the Best Cognac Cocktail Recipes for Fall

Cognac is the perfect drink to cozy up with at the end of a long day.

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-best-cognac-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0d9bcb4285-OCT_23_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0d9bcb4285-38937345&mc_cid=0d9bcb4285&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Oregon vineyards lose lawsuit against marijuana operation

Two Oregon wine grape growers have failed to convince a state judge their grapes would be harmed by odors from a neighboring marijuana operation.

https://www.capitalpress.com/state/oregon/oregon-vineyards-lose-lawsuit-against-marijuana-operation/article_f6a0f460-13ea-11eb-9105-dbd769ba4767.html

Wine Helps with Cannabis Classification

An AVA-style system is proposed for weed and wine organizations are keen to help – up to a point.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/10/wine-helps-with-cannabis-classification

 

Franklin MA brothers’ new wine import business focuses on down-to-earth wines

What started as a hobby has turned into a life’s passion,

https://franklin.wickedlocal.com/news/20201023/taste-for-wine-franklin-brothers-new-wine-import-business-focuses-on-down-to-earth-wines

 

Snapchat can now scan food and wine labels

Snapchat is adding food and wine labels to its visual search lineup

https://www.engadget.com/snapchat-scan-food-and-wine-labels-130019011.html

How to Scan a Barcode With Snapchat for Wine and Nutrition Info

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-scan-a-barcode-with-snapchat-for-wine-and-nutrit-1845455235

 

You Can Now Get F*ck Covid-19 Wine

Winemaker making a very special F**k Covid-19 wine that we must try

https://www.tyla.com/tasty/news-food-and-drink-you-can-now-get-fck-covid-19-wine-20201022

 

Here’s How to Buy the Best Cheap Wine (That Also Tastes Good)

So how do you choose an inexpensive wine that tastes delicious?

https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/business/pennyhoarder/here-s-how-to-buy-the-best-cheap-wine-that-also-tastes-good/article_c8a5fea8-8f85-528e-b2f4-429a07af163e.html

 

What Makes Great Wine… Great?

Sure, the concepts of the wine’s complexity and depth are elusive. But what if we can characterize what makes wine so enjoyable exactly — with numbers?

https://towardsdatascience.com/what-makes-a-wine-good-ea370601a8e4

 

Do boxed wines contain more preservatives than bottled wines?

Actually, wines in a box age faster than bottled wines.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/do-boxed-wines-contain-more-preservatives-than-bottled-wines

 

Pairing Pumpkin with Wine

Check out these food and wine pairings to get your pumpkin fix!

https://www.dcanterwines.com/blogs/wine-life/oh-my-gourd-pairing-pumpkin-with-wine/

GIFT SETS FOR EVERY OCCASION

Franklin Wine Club

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

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

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

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 10-26-20

October 26, 2020

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

10-26-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to Pair (Great) Wine With McDonald’s

America’s Favorite Drinks Over Time

Five Tips on How to Pair Beer and Food

HERE ARE 12 COVID-ERA WINE CONSUMER TRENDSThe Wine Intelligence report, called Wine Consumer Trends in the Covid-19 Era, was published last week, and highlights a mini-boom for wine since the pandemic struck, although it also warns of dark economic clouds on the horizon.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/here-are-12-covid-era-wine-consumer-trends/

 

8 Essential Bottles to Stock Your Home Bar for Fall

Here are eight essential bottles to build your home bar

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-best-bottles-home-bar-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c144c6c623-OCT_12_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c144c6c623-38937345&mc_cid=c144c6c623&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Pair Wine With Fish and Seafood

Wine can play a key role here, enhancing the flavors of things like fresh blue crab or dishes like cioppino.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/how-to-pair-wine-seafood/

 

A Wine Dispenser for Your Counter

The Boxxle provides a more elegant option than a cardboard box for dispensing wine in bulk, much like decanting that grocery store container of milk into a pitcher.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/12/dining/drinks/boxxle-wine-dispenser.html

 

Why You Should Be Drinking Piedmont’s Barbera d’Asti DOCG Wine

Barbera d’Asti has grown in recognition over the last two decades and it is now a DOCG of its own, giving international renown to its producers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/piedmonts-barbera-dasti-docg-wine-infographic/

 

Why You Should Be Using Fresh Herbs in Your Cocktails

A few basil leaves or sprinkle of thyme can change a dull drink into a delicious one, adding depth of flavor that liqueurs and mixers just can’t compete with.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-herbs-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a30ba3e820-OCT_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a30ba3e820-38937345&mc_cid=a30ba3e820&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Pair (Great) Wine With Food From Trader Joe’s

There’s a reason Trader Joe’s is everyone’s favorite grocery store. Quirky, confusingly cheap, and consistently delicious is a combination that’s hard to beat.

https://www.grubstreet.com/2020/10/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-food-from-trader-joes.html

 

Is It Wine or Something Like Wine?

Chances are what you’re drinking is less like wine, more like a wine beverage

https://shepherdexpress.com/food/eat-drink/is-it-wine-or-something-like-wine/

 

“Fruit Bombs” are Misnamed

So why do we call riper, higher alcohol wines fruit bombs and why do consumers seem to gravitate toward them?

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/10/14/fruit-bombs-are-misnamed/

 

Five Tips on How to Pair Beer and Food

Here are some tips on how to pair the best beer with the right flavor profiles

https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/eat-and-drink/2020/10/beer-food-pairings

 

 

Wine consumption in context – any cancer risk?

What does the scientific evidence say?

https://www.wineinformationcouncil.eu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3340:wine-consumption-in-context-any-cancer-risk&Itemid=640

 

Pennsylvanians Spent Over $50 Million on Barefoot Wine in 2020

Since the beginning of 2020, state-run stores, which stock liquor and wine but not beer, sold over $50 million in Barefoot wine, that super-affordable brand with the foot-shaped logo.

https://philly.eater.com/2020/10/14/21503269/pennsylvania-drinking-habits-barefoot-wine-vodka-whiskey

 

TTB revises labeling rule on gluten-free spirits

As the rule applied to distilled foods, spirits could only use the gluten-free labeling if they were made from ingredients that do not contain gluten, such as grapes, corn or potatoes.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/10/ttb-revises-labelling-rule-on-gluten-free-spirits/

 

2020 Wine Buying Guide

Learn what varieties and regions are known for excellent quality along with a few added examples to get you started.

https://winefolly.com/tips/2020-wine-buying-guide-red-white-and-rose/?utm_campaign=wine-buyers-guide-newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

The History of the Rob Roy Cocktail

If a cocktail is named after someone, that someone probably had very little to do with the actual cocktail’s creation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-history-of-the-rob-roy-cocktail/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b1ec56e920-OCT_15_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b1ec56e920-38937345&mc_cid=b1ec56e920&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

America’s Favorite Drinks Over Time

U.S. drinkers consistently chose beer as their favorite alcoholic beverage

https://vinepair.com/articles/americas-favorite-drinks-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b1ec56e920-OCT_15_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b1ec56e920-38937345&mc_cid=b1ec56e920&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

WINES OF FRANCE

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Certificate Program

The Wines of France certificate leads you on a virtual tour, from grape to glass, of eight important French wine regions.

https://www.ecornell.com/certificates/hospitality-and-foodservice-management/wines-of-france/

Svedka Targets Canned Cocktail Segment With Vodka Sodas

Constellation Brands has extended Svedka with a new range of canned Vodka Soda cocktails. The new offerings, made with real fruit juice and natural flavors, are at 8% abv and come in Strawberry Lemonade, Black Cherry Lime, and Mango Pineapple flavors. They’re rolling out now, retailing at $13 a 4-pack of 12-ounce cans, and $3 an individual can.

The canned cocktail space has been growing rapidly this year, with other key vodka players including Ketel One (Botanical Vodka Spritzes) and Absolut (Vodka Sodas and other cocktails) also launching new entries in the segment.

Svedka’s Vodka Soda launch follows the brand’s spring introduction of Pure Infusions, a line of naturally flavored vodkas made without sugar. The Swedish vodka brand reached 4.55 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank, and has averaged just over 5% annual growth over the last decade.

What’s hitting the shelves? New beverage launches: October

From flavored vodka to French sake, we take a look at some of the new products hitting the shelves around the globe this month.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2020/10/13/New-beverage-launches-October-2020?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=15-Oct-2020

Italian police break up counterfeit wine ring

Italian police have broken up a ring producing counterfeit Sassicaia wine, a variety considered among the finest in the world that sells for hundreds of euros a bottle,

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/15/europe/italy-wine-fakes-intl-scli/index.html

Diving into the Shark Tank Wine Case

The producer of Copa di Vino, the wine product that got him sent away, has not been implicated in any way; it was just the bait for Falcone’s scheme.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/10/diving-into-the-shark-tank-wine-case

Can a wine’s score improve as it favorably ages?

When our reviewers are scoring new releases, they take their experience with how wines age from these retrospective tastings and other research to not only score the wine, but also give their best recommendation for a drink window.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/can-a-wine-s-score-improve-as-it-favorably-ages

Have you ever wanted a wine made in the dark? Now you can…

A 100% Chardonnay, traditional method sparkling wine from Slovenia has been ‘harvested and matured in pitch darkness’.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews-tastings/have-you-ever-wanted-a-wine-made-in-the-dark-now-you-can-445612/

 

Bad taste is killing good wine

The diversity of the wine industry is being crushed by one man’s palate

https://unherd.com/2020/10/is-wine-starting-to-taste-the-same/

The Ultimate Guide To German Wine Regions

Most people don’t often think about German wine, but that’s a mistake that won’t happen again after learning more about German wines and all their distinct flavors.

https://www.wtso.com/blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-german-wine-regions/

 

How to Hack Bubbles Into Any Cocktail

It’s called the Drinkmate, and it’s sure to change your home bartending game forever.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bubbly-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=abfcbefb5b-OCT_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-abfcbefb5b-38937345&mc_cid=abfcbefb5b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The New Vocabulary of Wine

The words we use to talk about wine often say more about us than what’s in the glass. Here, a non-exhaustive guide to determining what kind of wine talker you are—or want to be.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/new-vocabulary-wine-sommelier-tasting-terms/

 

Is wine funny?

When you think about it, wine should be the funniest thing out there. Especially since wine is a social drink, and it has alcohol.

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Is-wine-funny-

Behind The Scenes And Underneath The Screwcaps: Tumultuous Times In The Wine Aisle (Part One)

Topics, as we consider some of the forces influencing the selection and availability of wines in our shops and on our tables at home

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/10/15/behind-the-scenes-and-underneath-the-screwcaps-tumultuous-times-in-the-wine-aisle-part-one/#2532637b544f

Turbulent Conditions Shift The Global Flow, And The Price, Of Wine (Part Two)

How will Shelter In Place practices continue impact the wines we choose on a regular basis?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/10/16/turbulent-conditions-shift-the-global-flow-and-the-price-of-wine-part-two/#4f6ad461fa0e

How to Pair (Great) Wine With McDonald’s

Wine goes with all!

https://www.grubstreet.com/2020/10/book-excerpt-how-to-pair-wine-with-mcdonalds.html

Wine Pairings to Go with Your Favorite TV Shows

Just as there’s a wine for every food, there’s always a perfect bottle for whatever you’re binging on-screen.

https://www.lamag.com/digestblog/wine-pairings-tv-big-macs-burgundy/

 

GIFT SETS FOR EVERY OCCASION

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Liquor Industry News 10-19-20

October 19, 2020

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine’s Covid Winners and Losers

9 WINES FOR PUMPKIN SPICE LOVERS

Hacking Vodka: Why It Tastes The Way It Does

 

Rock band Kiss to release spirits range

The American band currently has two products in the pipeline with Brands for Fans, with more information about the collaborative releases due to be “revealed shortly”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/10/rock-band-kiss-to-release-spirits-range/

 

16 Beer Experts You Should Be Following on Instagram

There is an ever-expanding network of beer lovers and educators online who are keeping their followers in the know.

https://vinepair.com/articles/16-beer-experts-instagram/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=18ecc662b8-OCT_5_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-18ecc662b8-38937345&mc_cid=18ecc662b8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What’s the Best Red Wine for Cooking? These 4 Varieties Are Basically Foolproof

There’s no shortage of bottles that could work for a recipe, but there are a few specific styles to stick to when you’re on the hunt for the best red wine for cooking

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/best-red-wine-cooking-4-200000917.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAANAKuNfD0MIODigTR5ulByVl5t_g8L6KTKpOMi5LjPiBOJzSuI9YizupREBAij4Ob0zJ2d-DjX0JHyqpvk0Xdo9YnSaFVmcBUcbTGVYDzgSoCNgvALFqEJOo9GDMvltcvWFQlESoBaDLxBOuApi8a24iL8S1eHxG-K8BbYANp8zw

 

Constellation Brands reports dim quarter; deal with Gallo now set for Nov. 30 closing

The $1.1 billion deal will include the Clos du Bois winery in Geyserville and the Ravenswood and Mark West brands.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/business/constellation-brands-reports-dim-quarter-deal-with-gallo-now-set-for-nov/

 

What You Need to Know About Vin de France

Vin de France has definitely come into its own since France established the category a decade ago.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-vin-de-france/

 

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Create your custom wine label in these simple steps:
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American Beer Mascots Time Forgot

The mascots that endeared themselves to the beer-drinking public were equally intended to gain men’s attention

https://vinepair.com/articles/famous-american-beer-brand-mascots/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4d9ece09c8-OCT_6_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4d9ece09c8-38937345&mc_cid=4d9ece09c8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

10 Things You Should Know About Angel’s Envy

Since its launch in 2011, Angel’s Envy’s unique take on Kentucky bourbon has turned the brand into a household name

https://vinepair.com/articles/angels-envy-bourbon-rye-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4d9ece09c8-OCT_6_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4d9ece09c8-38937345&mc_cid=4d9ece09c8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

QUINI Upgrades Top Rated Wine API

New configurations enable online wine DTC (Direct To Consumer) site operators to automate wine data and tasting note publishing, saving valuable time and cost.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/10/05/quini-upgrades-top-rated-wine-api

 

How to Start Collecting Wine at Any Budget

Here are tips and strategies for all types of aspiring collectors and connoisseurs, organized by budget.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/06/start-collecting-wine-any-budget/

 

An Estimated 80% of Napa Cabernet May Be Lost to Fire and Smoke

Napa has been through devastation before, but this fire season has been the worst ever, with more wineries lost this year than in 2017.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-06/napa-fire-update-estimated-80-of-cabernet-lost-to-fire-smoke

 

Beer Wine And Spirits Show

Talking trash problem in MA (NIPS)

Don’t ban nip instead MA has a solution called “Pick Up MA”

Partnering with the Keep America Beautiful group

37:15 Why Bans Don’t Work And The Pick Up MA Movement

 

Champagne Day October 23rd

Music For Day

No Liquor License For BJ’s In Framingham MA, Board Decides

Great To See “Public Need” Enforced

A battle over a liquor license transfer to the Framingham BJ’s store appears to be over for now.

The board had denied a license transfer last year because it would be within 800 feet of another licensee

The board denied the application based primarily upon the proximity of the proposed license to another liquor license, the existing density of liquor licenses in the immediate area (given the character and layout of the neighborhood), lack of variety/uniqueness in the proposed offerings, and duplicative of other licenses in the area

The board determined that the elements of ‘public need’ pursuant to state law were not met.

https://patch.com/massachusetts/framingham/framingham-denies-bjs-liquor-license-transfer

 

Turkish Wine 101

Turkish wine remains a well-kept secret; but one well worth discovering.

https://vintnerproject.com/discover/wine/turkish-wine-101/

 

Hacking Vodka: Why It Tastes The Way It Does

Historically, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) defined vodka as a spirit “without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joemicallef/2020/10/06/hacking-vodka-why-it-tastes-the-way-it-does/#147f1ce429a9

 

Four Virtual Wine Education Programs for Every Budget

A new wave of low-cost or free virtual offerings is making wine education more accessible.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/07/best-budget-virtual-wine-education-programs/

 

New guide helps to identify and prevent common wine faults

“Wine Faults Series” provides a basic overview of 12 common wine faults, including volatile acidity, cork taint, oxidation, excessive sulfur dioxide, refermentation and many more.

https://www.aberdeennews.com/farm_forum/new-guide-helps-to-identify-and-prevent-common-wine-faults/article_7bc3c9a8-035e-11eb-8ebc-570264ae41de.html

 

9 WINES FOR PUMPKIN SPICE LOVERS

Thankfully, coffee isn’t the only beverage that can give you that pumpkin spice fix. Certain wines actually have a “pumpkin spice” flavor profile.

https://blog.brightcellars.com/9-wines-for-pumpkin-spice-lovers/

 

The Calories in the Most Popular Hard Teas, Coffees, Kombuchas, and Lemonades

Just how many calories are in some of the country’s most popular RTDs.

https://vinepair.com/articles/calories-hard-tea-coffee-lemonade-kombucha/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a39416d5eb-OCT_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a39416d5eb-38937345&mc_cid=a39416d5eb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

A Vintage Lost?

The Glass fire only further jeopardized the vintage, and very few wines will be made this year as a result.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/a-vintage-lost-napa-and-sonoma-vintners-say-2020s-fire-and-smoke-has-ruined-much-of-their-harvest

New Wine

Oakville, California-based Far Niente Family of Wineries and Vineyards has launched Post & Beam Winery. The new label debuts with two wines, a 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon priced at $50 a 750-ml., and a 2019 Napa Valley Chardonnay priced at $35. The wines will be available at retail and at limited restaurant locations throughout California, as well as direct-to-consumer via the winery’s website. Post & Beam joins the Far Niente, Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, EnRoute, and Bella Union brands in the Far Niente portfolio.

 

28 Wineries Join the Grand Reserve™ World Mastercard® Rewards Program for Wine Enthusiasts

Cardmembers enjoy significant bonus points on direct purchases from the newly added partner wineries, and enjoy other benefits such as exclusive offers and exclusive event access.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/28-wineries-join-the-grand-reserve-world-mastercard-rewards-program-for-wine-enthusiasts-301149002.html

 

Wine’s Covid Winners and Losers

Smaller brands formerly reliant on the restaurant industry are rushing to develop direct-to-consumer networks.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/10/wines-covid-winners-and-losers

 

Two Gripping New Wine Documentaries Debut

Wine and War and Wine Crush (Vas-y Coupe!), out this week, feature a harrowing journey into Lebanon’s winemaking amid civil war, and the travails of a cult Champagne grower

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/war-torn-wine-worst-champagne-harvest-two-gripping-new-wine-documentaries-debut-unfiltered

 

Exploring Pinotage

I think it would be fair to say that Pinotage is not everyone’s cup of tea.

https://www.winesofsa.co.uk/news-features/exploring-pinotage/#article

 

Sangiovese crossword

Find yourself a glass of red and test your knowledge on this grape with our Sangiovese crossword…

https://www.decanter.com/learn/crosswords/sangiovese-crossword-445499/

Wormtown Brewery releases Table Talk Pumpkin Pie beer

A fall collaboration between Wormtown Brewery and Table Talk Pies is becoming as synonymous as the leaves changing and the temperatures dipping.

https://www.masslive.com/worcester/2020/10/wormtown-brewery-releases-table-talk-pumpkin-pie-beer-on-friday-available-in-16-ounce-cans-for-first-time.html

8 best wine advent calendars to toast Christmas this year

Boozy Christmas countdowns are one of the most popular gifts at this time of year

UK Site

BUT good ideas

https://www.hellomagazine.com/cuisine/2020100798630/best-wine-advent-calendars-for-christmas/

 

These under-the-radar grapes are gaining attention with Arizona winemakers. Here’s why

More than 100 Arizona wineries rely on fruit from the three designated American Viticultural Areas of the Verde Valley, Sonoita and Willcox.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/dining/2020/10/10/arizona-wine-under-radar-grapes-gaining-attention-winemakers/3596047001/

 

Curried Pumpkin Soup

Chenin Blanc is a wonderful pairing for fruits and vegetables in general, and pumpkin and butternut squash in particular

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/curried-pumpkin-soup/

 

Perfect Pasta Pairings

Whether you like your sauce red, creamy, or green, here are some delicious pairings to help you make the most out of your meal.

https://www.dcanterwines.com/blogs/wine-life/perfect-pasta-pairings/

 

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

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Liquor Industry News 10-12-20

October 12, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

10-12-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Is It Time to Redefine ‘Sommelier’?

Who Needs Candy When You Can Have Halloween Cocktails?

8 Non-Alcoholic Breweries and Beers That Don’t Suck

 

8 of the Best Whiskey Highball Recipes for Fall

The beauty of the Highball is in its simplicity

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-best-whiskey-highball-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c445a37c51-SEPT_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c445a37c51-38937345&mc_cid=c445a37c51&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why beer companies should never buy wine companies

The issue here is very simple. Beer companies do not usually produce any of their ingredients themselves,

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2020/09/why-beer-companies-should-never-buy.html

 

EXCITING NEW WINE – JCB TIGER RED BLEND

Franklin Wine Club ONLINE SALE ONLY

Our favorite Leopard Red Blend has a dazzling new playmate that is FEROCIOUS, EXOTIC and COMMANDEERING! Say “hello Tiger” to JCB “Tiger” Red Blend! Tiger works from a similar spicy red base as “Leopard – Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah – but with intense dark-fruited Malbec and Petite Sirah accents that make this cat the king of the jungle.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/wine/tiger

 

Cameron Hughes is At It Again

Cameron Hughes was once on top of the wine world.

https://www.vinography.com/2020/09/cameron-hughes-is-at-it-again

 

WINE SCHOLAR GUILD LAUNCHES ITALIAN FOUNDATION COURSE

Called the Italian Wine Scholar Prep programme, the course will launch of 2 November and provide an overview of the country’s viticultural history for consumers and aspiring professionals.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/wine-scholar-guild-launches-italian-foundation-course/

Coca-Cola Partners With Molson Coors For Hard Seltzer Rollout

Coca-Cola has aligned with Molson Coors to bring its Topo Chico hard seltzer label to the U.S. Under the agreement, Molson Coors will manufacture, market, and distribute Topo Chico hard seltzer in the U.S. The brand is slated to launch next year.

Molson Coors CEO Gavin Hattersley said the move builds upon Molson Coors’s “successful launches of Vizzy and Coors Seltzer earlier this year,” calling it a “significant step in growing our above-premium portfolio and becoming a major competitor in the rapidly-growing hard seltzer segment.”

Topo Chico hard seltzer will debut in four flavors: Tangy Lemon Lime, Exotic Pineapple, Strawberry Guava, and Tropical Mango, distributed in variety 12-packs of slim cans. The upcoming entry blends purified sparkling water, a gluten-free alcohol base and natural flavors, with minerals added for taste, and is inspired by Topo Chico sparkling mineral water, a 125-year-old brand popular in Latin America and Texas that Coca-Cola acquired in 2017 for $250 million.

How to Read a Wine Label, in 12 Easy Lessons

Those bottles have labels, of course, often with loads of information about the character and nature of the wine within.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/28/dining/drinks/read-wine-label.html

 

Wine and Hummus

Middle Eastern food provides a variety of dishes containing many fresh ingredients that work for an array of wine pairings.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/wine-and-hummus-9-delicious-wine-and-middle-eastern-pairings/

New TTB Ruling on Nutrition Labeling and Advertising

Previous nutrition labeling guidelines established by TTB in 2004 were onerous and costly for wineries because they involved expensive testing of multiple batches of wine close to the time of bottling.

https://wineinstitute.org/press-releases/new-ttb-ruling-on-nutrition-labeling-and-advertising/

The many faces of the wine consumer

For far too many producers, the question of who is and isn’t buying their wine is only really considered when not enough people are doing so.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/many-faces-wine-consumer

Slow Wine, Explained

The publication was first available in Italy in 2010. It began to feature Slovenian wineries a few years later and added California in 2017.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/29/slow-wine-explained/

SOAVE APPROVES 33 NEW ‘CRUS’

It has taken more than 15 years of painstaking research to pinpoint the new ‘Unità Geografica Aggiuntiva’ or ‘Additional Geographical Units’ (UGA), taking into account their terroir, history and wine quality.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/soave-approves-33-new-crus/

MASTERING CHAMPAGNE STYLES

A Napa Valley Wine Academy Video

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/champagne-webinar-registration/

 

New Meiomi

Constellation is extending Meiomi with a Cabernet Sauvignon. Sourced from Meiomi’s signature tri-appellation regions of Sonoma, Monterey and Santa Barbara, the new Cab is launching nationwide in October, retailing at $25 a 750-ml. Meiomi was up 4% to 1.3 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank. In addition to the new Cabernet, its lineup includes Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and a Rosé.

Alcohol’s Three-Tier System Is Losing Its Power to Impress Judges

it indicates what may be a significant change in the way the “three-tier” system is understood by members of the judicial branch.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/09/alcohols-three-tier-system-is-losing-its-power-to-impress-judges/

9 Books to Build Your Best Wine Library

These nine reads will make you unimpeachably wine-savvy.

https://www.foodandwine.com/lifestyle/books/wine-books

 

The Single Person’s Guide To Wine and Dating

Here are some things to ask the sommelier to make sure you get what you want to drink, for the clams you’ve got, and maybe you’ll impress your dinner mates in one fell swoop.

https://www.monsterchildren.com/the-single-persons-guide-to-wine-dating/

 

8 Non-Alcoholic Breweries and Beers That Don’t Suck

If there is one thing that almost all non-alcoholic beers have in common, it is the fact that, to use the lexicon of the professional food and beverage critic, they suck.

Athletic Brewing Co. IN STOCK!

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-non-alcoholic-beers/

 

COULD US WINE, RUM AND VODKA FACE EU TARIFFS?

The reports that the EU is poised to impose more tariffs on US imports in connection with the WTO Boeing dispute is extremely concerning.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/could-us-wine-rum-and-vodka-face-eu-tariffs/

 

NEW TTB RULING GIVES GREATER FLEXIBILITY FOR CALORIE LABELLING

Drinks producers can now use databases and typical values or ranges when stating the calorie count on labels.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/new-ttb-ruling-gives-greater-flexibility-for-calorie-labelling/

 

RESEARCHERS TO CREATE UNIFIED DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE FOR US CIDER

The aim is to create a unified descriptive language for American cider that will allow producers to communicate more effectively with consumers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/researchers-to-create-unified-descriptive-language-for-us-cider/

The Best Wine Pairings for Your Favorite Game Day Food

From bubbly to sip with all things fried and spicy; to dark, medium reds for meat lovers, these wines are the perfect pairings for all your favorite game-day cravings.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-pairings-game-day-food/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=73edf556ce-OCT_1_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-73edf556ce-38937345&mc_cid=73edf556ce&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How a Bourbon Street Jazz Bar Helped Launch Jägermeister in the U.S.

How did this German digestif become a fraternity basement staple? The story starts on Bourbon Street.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bourbon-street-bar-jagermeister/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=73edf556ce-OCT_1_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-73edf556ce-38937345&mc_cid=73edf556ce&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Some twenty-first century wine tasting terms, (nose)

99% of what you taste in a given wine is exactly what they want you to taste.

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Some-twenty-first-century-wine-tasting-terms–part-1–nose-

 

Practical Tips to Grow Your Palate, Experience and Enjoyment

No matter where you start, the most important thing to remember is that the journey is yours.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/30/beginner-drink-wine-education/

 

Month Of October Breast Cancer Donation

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This October, gather together with friends for a guided tasting of three amazing American Rosé wines in support of breast cancer awareness. Each wine features the Pinot Noir grape in a different percentage and in a different style.

For each 3-pack purchased, Boisset Collection will make a donation of $6 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to support their worthy efforts.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/products/catalog/rose-921

 

Crystal Head unveils agave-based vodka Onyx

Crystal Head Onyx is the third vodka in the brand’s portfolio and is made from Blue Weber agave, sourced from a single farm in Mexico.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/10/crystal-head-unveils-agave-based-vodka-onyx/

WHY IS ONE OF CHAMPAGNE’S BIGGEST GROUPS BREAKING UP?

The leaving-party represents 800 growers spread across 810 planted hectares, including some prized premier and grand cru plots, with vineyards and facilities capable of producing around six million bottles.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/why-is-one-of-champagnes-biggest-groups-breaking-up/

Wine Additives Explained

Let’s take a look at what additives are commonly used in winemaking.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/wine-additives-explained/?fbclid=IwAR22xXOj9aNpFZOX4eJnrhj4rHblOMs3rIYH9Eq-0O7GnpwTtIzl7WLkwQU

FILM REVIEW: WINE CRUSH

Wine Crush is the story of a small group of ageing men from an unnamed French village who every harvest drive to the Champagne vineyards of Domain Jacques Selosse to pick grapes,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/film-review-wine-crush/

 

The History of the Hot Toddy Cocktail

The Hot Toddy is a cocktail so self-evident in construction it seems impossible to credit any one person with its recipe creation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-history-of-the-hot-toddy-cocktail/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d92bc5229-OCT_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d92bc5229-38937345&mc_cid=3d92bc5229&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Five Black-Owned Spirits Producers Share Cocktail Recipes to Make at Home

The stories behind these brands stretch from Trinidad to Tennessee, and their products just might be the base to your next great cocktail.

https://vinepair.com/articles/black-owned-spirits-brands-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d92bc5229-OCT_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d92bc5229-38937345&mc_cid=3d92bc5229&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Michelob Ultra Is Releasing an Organic Hard Seltzer in 3 Flavors

The ever-growing hard seltzer category is getting another addition, and this time it’s organi

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/michelob-ultra-organic-hard-seltzer-release/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d92bc5229-OCT_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d92bc5229-38937345&mc_cid=3d92bc5229&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Who Needs Candy When You Can Have Halloween Cocktails?

Whether your Halloween entertaining style is kitschy, spooky, or downright eerie, this holiday requires some killer Halloween cocktails!

https://www.thelushlife.xyz/blog/halloween-cocktails

 

New Kahlua

Kahlúa is extending with a new Blonde Roast Style liqueur. Made with medium roast coffee and hints of caramel, toffee and citrus flavors, Kahlúa Blonde Roast Style is at 20% abv and suggested to be served with tonic or coconut water. Pernod Ricard-owned Kahlúa posted 6% growth in NABCA channels in the 12 months through June. According to Impact Databank, the brand was up 1% to 800,000 cases in the U.S. in calendar 2019.

 

Is It Time to Redefine ‘Sommelier’?

If they’re not on the floor of a restaurant, are they still sommeliers?

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/01/wine-shop-sommelier/

 

Wine Consumer Trends in the COVID-19 Era

Wine drinkers across key consumption markets have been turning more often to wine as a beverage  during the Covid-19 pandemic

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/10/02/wine-consumer-trends-in-the-covid-19-era

 

Tequila and Riesling? This Cocktail Combines Unlikely Companions

Stash them in the freezer until there’s enough to make a cordial that can later be used to sweeten cocktails.

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/tequila-and-riesling-this-cocktail-combines-unlikely-companions/

 

ESPN announcers hilariously trash Sutter Home wine during broadcast

Spurrier paid up in the best way possible, gifting Mullen a tiny bottle of Sutter Home wine.

https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/florida-football/espn-announcers-hilariously-trash-sutter-home-wine-during-broadcast/

 

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

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Liquor Industry News 10-05-20

October 5, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

10-05-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Does wine make you fat?

An ale sale tale: Who can, and can’t, deliver alcohol

Kitchen Tools You Can Use in Place of Bar Tools

 

Four Ways to Pair Mushrooms with Wine

Mushrooms have several distinct flavor components that make them a natural partner for wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/19/best-mushrooms-wine-pairing/

 

 

Extraordinary things you never knew about the history of wine

Here are a few things you never knew about wine’s history, from a museum in the Rhineland to the speakeasies or Prohibition…

https://www.breakingnews.ie/discover/extraordinary-things-you-never-knew-about-the-history-of-wine-1018412.html

 

Shake This, Stir That: A Definitive Guide to Shaken vs. Stirred Cocktails

So what’s the hard-and-fast rule when it comes to giving a cocktail a shake or a stir? Basically, it comes down to this simple distinction.

https://vinepair.com/articles/shaken-vs-stirred-cocktails-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0d1ec41ae3-SEPT_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0d1ec41ae3-38937345&mc_cid=0d1ec41ae3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

10 Things You Should Know About W.L. Weller

Where many other bourbons use rye, W.L. Weller uses wheat.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wl-weller-bourbon-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0d1ec41ae3-SEPT_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0d1ec41ae3-38937345&mc_cid=0d1ec41ae3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

8 Things Every Drinks Lover Needs to Know About Cognac

Unlike, vodka or bourbon, say, a bottle of Cognac might seem excessively complicated to the uninitiated.

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-things-every-drinks-lover-needs-to-know-about-cognac/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=10a77060c2-SEPT_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-10a77060c2-38937345&mc_cid=10a77060c2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Franklin Wine Club Latest Wine – Unity
100% of the proceeds go to charitable causes

100% of the proceeds of this wine are donated to organizations focused on helping Black and under-served communities to thrive in the world of wine through the work of selected charity organizations, including the Association of African American Vintners Scholarship Fund and Wine Unify. This is a limited production wine and only 112 cases were produced. Due to the 100% donation, sales of Unity will not qualify for commissionable volume. However, to recognize your efforts supporting the worthy cause, we will triple the personal volume credited to the Ambassador. (0% CV / 300% PV).

What Unity Signifies: Love, Hope, Unity, Diversity, Equality… These are the guiding principles of our JCB & Boisset Collection of wines, where we believe the world of wine exists to unite us –across the table and across the world. We are committed to creating the most inclusive, passionate and inspiring community in the world of wine. This wine, harmonious and balanced on the palate, represents this vision and hope.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/wine/unity

 

Brands reject Whisky Bible following ‘vulgar’ reviews

The language was initially highlighted by Forbes writer Felipe Schrieberg and spirits writer and Our Whisky co-founder Becky Paskin

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/09/brands-reject-whisky-bible-following-vulgar-reviews/

JACK DANIEL’S TAKES DOG TOY TO COURT OVER TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT

The toy, which is made by VIP Products, is a rubber bottle designed to look similar to the classic Jack Daniel’s bottle,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/jack-daniels-takes-dog-toy-to-court-over-trademark-infringement/

Decanter World Wine Awards 2020: Results announced

Discover this year’s award-winning wines from the world’s largest wine competition…

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/decanter-world-wine-awards-2020-results-announced-444058/

I’ve Supported the Wine Industry for Years. Why Won’t it Support Me?

The pool is significantly smaller for Black biracial POC influencers.

https://www.kqed.org/arts/13886632/ive-supported-the-wine-industry-for-years-why-wont-it-support-me

Attempts to grade wine miss the point

Wine scores are ridiculous. They also are the reason for the increase in wine consumption the past 40 years. They are wine’s deal with the devil.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/columnists/gus-clemens/2020/09/23/attempts-grade-wine-miss-point/5763824002/

Kitchen Tools You Can Use in Place of Bar Tools

While these tools are helpful and make home bartending an easier feat, cocktail enthusiasts don’t need to break the bank in order to make their favorite drinks.

https://vinepair.com/articles/kitchen-bar-tools-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0f06ae6f53-SEPT_23_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0f06ae6f53-38937345&mc_cid=0f06ae6f53&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

An ale sale tale: Who can, and can’t, deliver alcohol

To say it is confusing about who can and can’t deliver alcohol to your door is an understatement

https://files.constantcontact.com/cb479599001/4a692ee7-cc3c-4ca0-9fdb-1ea2425aadf3.pdf

Light Strike: Why Wine and Sunlight Don’t Mix

Did you know that direct sunlight exposure can change a wonderful bottle of wine to nasty swill? This unfortunate phenomenon is light strike.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/light-strike-why-wine-and-sunlight-dont-mix/?utm_campaign=wine-light-serving-decanter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

Does a magnum have a longer drinking window than a standard wine bottle?

“Drink windows”—our recommendations for when a wine will taste its best—are intended for wine in a standard-size bottle.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/does-a-magnum-have-a-longer-drinking-window-than-a-standard-wine-bottle

DOCG Candidate Terre Alfieri

If you are familiar with Roero DOCG, Terre Alfieri is a doppelgänger right next-door.

https://italianwinecentral.com/docg-for-terre-alfieri/

Playing Favorites with Wine Allocations

Small-production, in-demand wines often end up on allocation, but what does that mean for consumers?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/09/playing-favorites-with-wine-allocations

 

The gentle art of spitting

Spitting is an essential part of professional wine tasting.

https://www.therealreview.com/2020/09/24/the-gentle-art-of-spitting/

 

Winemakers Face Up to Smoke Taint Reality

The current wildfires scorching wine country out west have burned 3.7 million acres and fire season is just getting going.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/09/winemakers-face-up-to-smoke-taint-reality

 

How a process using ‘fluid’ carbon dioxide could stop your wine from spoiling

in France, a firm called Diam Bouchage has been developing a process that looks to tackle the issue head on through the use of carbon dioxide (CO2).

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/25/how-a-process-using-carbon-dioxide-could-stop-your-wine-from-spoiling-.html

 

Wine Scholar Guild Launches New Foundation-Level Programming on the Wines of Italy

IWS Prep is a foundation-level course created for the passionate consumer and aspiring wine professional. It takes students on a virtual journey through Italy,

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/09/24/wine-scholar-guild-new-foundation-level-programming

 

Does wine make you fat?

Well, we won’t keep the suspense going for too long because as you can imagine: the answer is rather yes, wine makes you fat. But then, why?

https://www.aveine.paris/blog/en/does-wine-make-you-fat/

 

 

The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Cheese and Wine Pairings

The vegan cheese market is valued at $2.1 billion,

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/25/best-vegan-cheese-wine-guide/

 

 

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

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Liquor Industry News 09-28-20

September 28, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

09-28-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

24 Defining Moments in the History of Bourbon

A Beginner’s Guide To Taking Wine Tasting Notes

Does This Glass of Beer Make Me Look Fat?

 

How are Italy’s wine producers coping with the coronavirus crisis?

As harvest season begins, how are they faring?

https://www.thelocal.it/20200911/how-are-italys-wine-producers-coping-with-the-coronavirus-crisis-financial-aid

Poop wine? Vile alcohol on show at Swedish Disgusting Food Museum

A large jug of a yellowish semi-translucent liquid is the centre piece of the new exhibit: wine made from human excrement.

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world/poop-wine-vile-alcohol-on-show-at-swedish-disgusting-food-museum-5830671.html

Franzia Has a Backpack That Holds an Entire Box of Wine

If you’re on drinks duty for the next socially distanced gathering, consider getting a little creative with your delivery system.

https://www.popsugar.com/food/franzia-box-wine-backpack-47786369

Why Age Statements Only Tell Half the Story

More often than not, there’s a positive correlation between a bottle’s price and its age statement.

https://vinepair.com/articles/do-whiskey-age-statements-matter/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=752b7cf156-SEPT_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-752b7cf156-38937345&mc_cid=752b7cf156&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The World’s Most Popular Grapes and the Regions That Made Them Famous

Red, white, or bubbly is only the beginning when selecting what wine to drink.

https://vinepair.com/articles/famous-grapes-regions-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=752b7cf156-SEPT_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-752b7cf156-38937345&mc_cid=752b7cf156&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

CHAMPAGNE HARVEST SMASHED ALL RECORDS

Although the first day of picking grapes in the sparkling wine region was authorised as Monday 17 August by the Comité Champagne, the harvest in fact began on 13 Augus

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/champagne-harvest-smashes-records/

Worldwide patterns of wine consumption

Many countries do not encourage the consumption of alcohol

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2020/09/worldwide-patterns-of-wine-consumption.html

Need a Substitute for Red Wine Vinegar? Here Are 4 Great Ideas

Here’s how to substitute for red wine vinegar using stuff you probably already have lying around the kitchen.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/need-a-substitute-for-red-wine-vinegar-here-are-4-great-ideas/ar-BB18ZJuY?li=BBnb7Kw

Aldi unveils Advent calendar collection coming in November with wine, beer, hard seltzer, cheese, pet treats and more

Aldi is bringing back its popular wine, beer and cheese Advent calendars along with some new additions.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2020/09/14/aldi-wine-advent-calendar-2020-beer-hard-seltzer-coming-november/5792339002/

TACO BELL LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION WINE

Only available for a limited time the wine is a Pinot Noir from a vineyard in the St David’s Bench VQA in Ontario and will only be served in Canadian outlets

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/taco-bell-launches-limited-edition-wine/

 

Rinse Your Marinara Jars With a Little Wine

There is always going to be a little bit of jammy, red residue in the bottom an on the sides of the container, whether that container be plastic, glass, or aluminum.

https://skillet.lifehacker.com/rinse-your-marinara-jars-with-a-little-wine-1845044211

 

An Insider’s Guide to California’s Wine Harvest

Eight Facts on How Wines Go from Grape to Glass

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/09/14/an-insiders-guide-to-californias-wine-harvest

 

What Makes a Good Wine Cellar? Some Organizational Tips

Whether you’re buying wine to hold onto for a handful of years, just starting a wine collection, or already have a well-curated wine cellar with 100’s of bottles, good wine storage is key.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/what-makes-a-good-wine-cellar/

 

Around the World, the 2020 Wine Harvest May Be Most Troubled Ever

But that doesn’t mean great wines won’t emerge.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-15/2020-global-wine-harvest-report-california-france-italy-oregon-and-more

 

 

Sam Adams Teamed up with Auntie Anne’s to Bring Oktoberfest to You

With this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Sam Adams and Auntie Anne’s have teamed up to help drinkers celebrate with their “Oktoberfest at Home Kit.”

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/sam-adams-auntie-annes-oktoberfest/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=489f78ca37-SEPT_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-489f78ca37-38937345&mc_cid=489f78ca37&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Truth About Pairing Wine with Red Meat

We’ve all heard the adage that you should pair red wine with red meat. But there is some evidence that it’s less about the meat itself and more about one crucial seasoning—salt.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/red-wine/pairing-red-wine-with-red-meat

 

What makes a wine suitable for fall?

When we talk about “fall wines” we think of the weather turning colder and cuisine becoming richer.

https://atlanticcityweekly.com/food_and_drink/what-makes-a-wine-suitable-for-fall/article_682a05d1-50f0-5b67-9bd9-67468d6f01c1.html

 

How to Taste Booze for a Living

There’s no one approach to a tasting career.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/15/professional-alcohol-taster-job-tips/

 

A Guide to Pairing Wine with Mexican Chilies

Does wine really pair with Mexican chilies?

https://enobytes.com/2020/09/15/guide-to-pairing-wine-with-mexican-chilies/

 

Case of Wine: Everything You Should Know

There are so many different options for purchasing wine that it can quickly become overwhelming to determine what you should order.

https://home.binwise.com/blog/case-of-wine

 

Pine Ridge Vineyards Announces Release of Inaugural Sparkling Wine

The release marks Pine Ridge Vineyards’ first new label in 25 years and begins an exciting new chapter for the popular blend.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/09/16/pine-ridge-vineyards-sparkling-wine

 

Falmouth MA passes ban on nip bottles

Falmouth is the first town on the Cape to ban the sale of nips

Liquor store owners and managers expressed their opposition to the ban Monday. They recommended education programs and better enforcement of litter regulations instead.

https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20200915/falmouth-town-meeting-passes-ban-on-nip-bottles?template=ampart&__twitter_impression=true

 

MOLSON COORS AND YUENGLING FORM US JOINT VENTURE

Brewers Molson Coors and Yuengling have formed a joint venture to expand distribution of Yuengling’s portfolio in the US.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/molson-coors-and-yuengling-form-us-joint-venture/

HEINEKEN IS TRIALLING HARD SELTZERS

Called Pure Piraña, it will be available in nine flavours, made will “all-natural” flavourings and containing fewer than 100 calories per 330ml can. It will launch with Grapefruit, Peach and Red Fruit flavours in Mexico, and in Raspberry and Lime in New Zealand

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/heineken-is-trialling-hard-seltzers/

OLDEST WINERY YET FOUND IN LEBANON UNEARTHED

Dating to at least the 7th century BC, the wine press was discovered at Tell el-Burak, five miles south of the city of Sidon on the coast.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/oldest-winery-yet-found-in-lebanon-unearthed/

FLORIDA PROPERTY WALLPAPERED WITH BUDWEISER CANS ON SALE FOR $100K

The two-bedroom property, which also houses a collection of sports memorabilia, is plastered with beer cans in every room, with the exception of the two bathrooms.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/florida-property-wallpapered-with-budweiser-cans-on-sale-for-100k/

How Will Weeks of Wildfire Smoke on the West Coast Impact the 2020 Vintage?

What will weeks of smoke do to the 2020 vintage?

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-will-weeks-of-wildfire-smoke-on-the-west-coast-impact-the-2020-vintage

Wine Sales Up, Winery Profits Down

How is this possible? Big wineries are taking more market share at the expense of small wineries

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/09/wine-sales-up-winery-profits-down

 

Does This Glass of Beer Make Me Look Fat?

A new study finds wine drinkers had lower body mass indexes than those who avoid alcohol, as well as beer and liquor drinkers

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/does-this-glass-of-beer-make-me-look-fat

 

The Birth of ‘Wine Country’ Is a Story of Bugs, Taxes and War

Visitors come from all over to sip wine at bucolic wineries overlooking thousands of acres of grapes. But how did this region become famous for wine?

https://www.kqed.org/news/11838178/the-birth-of-wine-country-is-a-story-of-bugs-taxes-and-war

 

Gonzaga launching courses designed around wine industry

The university’s schools of Business Administration and Leadership Studies to offer a certificate program focused on the business, management and legal aspects of the wine industry.

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/sep/16/gonzaga-launching-courses-designed-around-wine-ind/

 

What is in Wine?

Vast majority of wine is water (85%) and ethanol (between 8 and 16% for non-fortified wines). This leaves about 3% for everything else and this is what makes the differences between all wines. Those 3% are made of organic acids, residual sugars, phenolics, glycerol, other alcohols, amino acids, minerals, aromatics and sulfites. Most of what is in the wine comes from the grapes or from the transformation of grape juice into wine by wine yeasts. The only exception are a few additives that are hopefully added in minute quantities so not to alter the delicate balance of the precious 3%.

Ethanol comes from the transformation of grape sugar into alcohol by yeasts. It takes about 16 g/L of sugar to make 1% of ethanol. The sugars in grapes that are predominant are glucose and fructose. Yeasts prefer glucose often leaving residual fructose at the end of fermentation; importantly fructose is 2.4 times sweeter than glucose which makes wine sensory evaluation of low sugar concentration very hazardous. There are many other sugars in wines that play minor roles in the sensory appreciation of wine.

 

 

10 Bourbon-Spiked Dessert Recipes and What to Drink With Them

These tasty recipes combine our two favorite fall pastimes

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-bourbon-dessert-recipes-pairings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d08e5c7d94-SEPT_18_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d08e5c7d94-38937345&mc_cid=d08e5c7d94&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

BLACK EYED PEAS CREATE AR MUSIC CAMPAIGN WITH BAREFOOT WINE

The wine label has created an app that allows drinkers to see a virtual mini-performance courtesy of the band.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/black-eyed-peas-collaborate-on-marketing-stunt-with-barefoot-wine/

 

What is Straw Wine, Exactly?

Another category to consider is straw wine, or wines made with grapes dried on straw mats.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/17/straw-wine-raisin-south-africa/

 

 

How to Make Mulled Wine

Warm, cozy, and spicy, mulled wine has been a mainstay at holiday markets across Europe for centuries and is a wintertime favorite across many different cultures.

https://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-drinks/how-to-make-mulled-wine

 

BITTERNESS IS THE NEW TREND IN CHAMPAGNE

Good bitterness management can complement lower acidity levels – if you play with bitterness it can give a second life to the Champagne and can keep the freshness longer in medium acidity wines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/brun-bitterness-is-the-new-trend-in-champagne/

 

 

How do you order a glass of red wine?

Ordering a glass of wine doesn’t have to be complicated.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-do-you-order-a-glass-of-red-wine-i-m-not-sure-how-to-say-what-i-want

 

A Beginner’s Guide To Taking Wine Tasting Notes

For both casual and avid wine drinkers alike, tasting notes are an important barometer in gauging how likely one is to enjoy that particular wine.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4100696.html

 

24 Defining Moments in the History of Bourbon

Bourbon used to be so simple

https://vinepair.com/articles/complete-history-of-bourbon/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b40d8cc749-BOURBON_SEPT_19_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b40d8cc749-38937345&mc_cid=b40d8cc749&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

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

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