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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 04-21-18

April 21, 2018

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 04-20-18

April 20, 2018

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Franklin Wine Club Exploring Bourbon Barrel Aged Wines

April 20, 2018

Franklin Wine Club

Exploring Bourbon Barrel Aged Wines

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Thursday April 19th 2018

 

Exploring Bourbon Barrel Aged Wines

Hosts: Kim Simone And Mark Lenzi

Bourbon barrel-aged wines are trending!

We will explore wines that are aged in used Bourbon Barrels.

Did you know bourbon barrels by law need to be 100 percent new American oak, and heavily charred, there is an amazing amount of flavor remaining in the wood.

Lets talk, taste and explore!

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/249190849/

 

The Wines:

 

 

Wine #1

2016 Robert Mondavi Bourbon Barrel Chardonnay




750ml $12.99

 

Wine #2

2016 Beringer Bros Red Blend Bourbon Barrel


750ml $14.99

 

Wine #A

2014 Cooper And Thief Barrel Red Blend

750ml $25.99

 

Wine #3

2016 Robert Mondavi Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon

 

750ml $12.99

 

Wine #4

N/V Jacobs Creek Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon




750ml $17.99

 

Wine #5

2015 Fetzer 1000 Stories Zinfandel Barrel Aged



 

750ml $17.99

 

Wine #6

N/V Jacobs Creek Double Barrel Shiraz

 

750ml $17.99

 

Wine B

2016 Cooper & Thief Tequila Aged Sauvignon Blanc

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-16-18

April 16, 2018

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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04-16-2018

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

An intro to beer for non-beer drinkers

What Does it Mean When the Same Grape has Different Names?

Here’s How Enormous Pot Sales Could Get With Legalization

 AND MORE!

 

Nonprofit Finds Trace Amounts of Arsenic in Popular Beer, Wine Brands

The culprit? Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.

https://www.geek.com/culture/nonprofit-finds-trace-amounts-of-arsenic-in-popular-beer-wine-brands-1735555/

 

Searching for Chocolate in Wine

Why do some wines taste or smell of chocolate?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/03/searching-for-chocolate-in-wine

 

Anheuser-Busch Recalls Certain Stella Artois Bottles in US and Canada

In a press release, A-B, the world’s largest beer manufacturer, said a packaging flaw in some 11.2 oz. bottles manufactured by an unnamed European third-party vendor “may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the beer.”

https://www.brewbound.com/news/anheuser-busch-recalls-certain-stella-artois-bottles-us-canada?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=a71eabc236-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-a71eabc236-36686829

 

Bacardi Targets Cognac, Whisky Drinkers With Premium Portfolio Revamp

Bacardi is looking to bring more consumers into the high-end rum category with a major revamp of its upscale range. The rum giant has added two new premium offerings—Bacardi Añejo Cuatro and Gran Reserva Diez—to the portfolio of its flagship brand. According to Bacardi, the move is expected to tap nascent trading-up trends within the U.S. rum category, which, thus far, has premiumized at a far slower pace than other spirits segments like Tequila and whisk(e)y.

“It’s no secret that rum has been on the decline for the past 10 years. But where we’re seeing growth is within the premium side of the category,” says Bacardi vice president Ned Duggan. “There’s massive opportunity, as rum is the final spirits category whose volume remains predominantly within the standard segment. Only 15% of the value of the rum category is at the premium-plus level.”

The newly launched Bacardi Añejo Cuatro and Gran Reserva Diez retail at $20 and $40 a 750-ml., respectively. They join Bacardi’s existing Gran Reserva Limitada ($100) and Reserva Ocho ($30) labels, with the latter also receiving a packaging update as part of the portfolio refresh. Reserva Ocho has a current U.S. volume of roughly 30,000 cases, while Gran Reserva Limitada sells between 500 to 1,000 cases annually. The revamped portfolio will be targeted toward existing spirits consumers in the 25- to 34-year-old age range, with a focus on metropolitan areas and people who already consume Cognac and whiskies.

 

 

Meet the Beer Perfect for Wine Drinkers

American craft breweries are putting a tart twist on classic German-style ales, making fruit-forward, low-alcohol beers perfect for wine drinkers looking to try something different.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/02/fruited-german-style-ales-wine-drinkers-beer/

 

Women, especially millennials, are driving wine trends

“We do know from our research that 60 percent of wine consumers are women, so of course, women are very important to the wine industry and for reasons beyond those percentages,” said Jennifer Jo Wiseman, vice president of E&J Gallo Winery. “One reason is because women frequently connect to one another and gathering around food with family and friends.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-fam-women-who-wine-0410-story.html

 

What Is Natural Wine…and Why Should You Drink It?

Perhaps you heard the phrase “natural wine” ten years ago, and it referred to a wine bottled without sulfites. And then you tried said wine and experienced something so funky it was off-putting — or, worse yet, bad — because so-called sulfite-free wines, when made poorly, tend to turn quickly, since sulfur acts as a preservative. This is why, when sommeliers tell us they serve natural wines exclusively, they often feel compelled to immediately follow up with this defensive caveat: “But I’d never serve you bad wine.”

http://www.westword.com/restaurants/what-is-natural-wineand-why-should-you-drink-it-10148062

 

MARYSE CHEVRIERE ON ILLUSTRATING WINE TASTING NOTES

When wine is described as “hedonistic,” “funky” or “tightly wound,” what do you picture? How would you illustrate “freshly baked bread and sweaty latex gloves morphing to heavenly petrichor and black thick bosomy cherry laced in a spearmint bodice?”

https://www.winemag.com/maryse-chevriere-wine-notes/

 

FORGET BEER, IRELAND IS ALSO WINE COUNTRY

European wine aficionados traditionally think of France, Italy or Spain when it comes to quality vino.

However, Ireland has had a wine culture that dates back 16 centuries.

Like many countries, the Irish involvement with wine started with monks. Monasteries needed wine for mass and monks made it. So in the 5th century a Cistercian monastery in County Kilkenny started a vineyard.

Ireland is now home to five vineyards in counties including Dublin, Waterford and Cork.

 

Jim Beam And Bud Partner

Jim Beam and Budweiser have collaborated on a new cross-merchandising campaign and limited-edition beer. Inspired by the “beer and a Bourbon shot,” occasion, the joint marketing push pairs the two brands together at on- and off-premise venues across the U.S., effective immediately. Additionally, Budweiser brewmasters and Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe are set to debut Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager this September. The limited release brew—made with two-row barley and aged on Jim Beam Bourbon barrel staves—will honor the 85th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.

 

WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER POUR YOUR OWN SAKE

All drinking culture is rich with tradition. Unspoken codes and customs find us clinking glasses, buying rounds, and tapping the bar before taking a shot, regardless of our surroundings.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sake-serving-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=017ed329ca-April_03_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-017ed329ca-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-017ed329ca-38937345&mc_cid=017ed329ca&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Heineken to Release 18-Bottle CoolerPack This Summer

Heineken is bringing back the CoolerPack, an engineered 18-pack cardboard packaging innovation that allows consumers to chill their Heineken by simply removing the top to the case and adding ice, bringing convenience and occasion-based purchase choice to beer drinkers everywhere.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/heineken-release-18-bottle-coolerpack-summer?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=1395cf3b1a-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-1395cf3b1a-36686829

 

 

How Organic Wine Finally Caught On

Overall, less than 5% of the world’s vineyards are organic. In the United States, the world’s largest consumer of wine, only 1% of wine sold by volume was organic.

https://hbr.org/2018/04/how-organic-wine-finally-caught-on

 

Scratching the Surface of Wine in America

American Wine By the Numbers

https://wineeconomist.com/2018/04/03/us-wine-world/

 

Don’t judge a wine by its high tech label

Ah, the good old days. Remember when a wine label was pleasantly understated — a time when both the producer and the buyer were focused solely on what was inside the bottle?

http://www.capitalgazette.com/entertainment/ac-cn-wine-20180404-story.html

 

13 CRAZY WINE GLASSES FOR CRAZY WINE DRINKERS

Have a crazy wine drinker in your life for whom you need to get a gift?

https://tipsybartender.com/13-crazy-wine-glasses-for-crazy-wine-drinkers/

 

Now You Can Buy Alcohol Using A Hashtag – You’re Welcome

Now, for those over 21 years old in the US, Saucey has partnered with LA based start up, Boost Inc. to unlock purchasing via social hashtags and text. You can simply text the hashtag #DUSSE100 to 81000 to buy, or registered Boost users can comment with the hashtag on Twitter or Instagram to easily order a bottle of D’USSÉ V.S.O.P. cognac to be shipped to their door using Saucey’s delivery platform.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/now-you-can-buy-alcohol-using-a-hashtag—youre-welcome-300623605.html

 

Why buyers want super varietal wines 1st, country of origin 2nd

The world of wine is slowly being dominated by what could be referred to as the “Super Varietal”. Grape varieties that now sell the wine far more than the country, the region or even the producer where they are made. Driven by private label and exclusive wine ranges and a number of high profile wine brands that all make the grape variety the hero, it is changing the face of wine buying, particularly in a year when there is so less wine to buy.

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/richard-siddle-why-buyers-are-looking-at-varietal-first-country-of-origin-second/

 

Tech start-up bids to demystify ‘baffling’ supermarket wine aisles

The latest version of Corkscrew, an app set up in 2016 to demystify restaurant wine lists and act as a virtual sommelier, will sift through the thousands of supermarket wines to give recommendations based on personal preferences, food pairings and expert reviews.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/23313/Tech_start-up_bids_to_demystify__91baffling_92_supermarket_wine_aisles.html

 

 

Cavit Collection Wines Introduces Limited Edition Rosé and Cavit Prosecco

The latest additions to the popular collection. Imported by leading U.S. wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International, the new wines will be available nationally at specialty wine and liquor stores nationwide.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/04/03/cavit-collection-rose-cavit-prosecco

 

How to Pair Indian Food with Wine, Beer and Cocktails

Indian dishes are often well-balanced, and it may not seem like they need the added flavor of a drink, but we spoke with a few experts who all agreed that no matter your preferred beverage there’s always a perfect pairing.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/04/indian-food-wine-beer-cocktails/

 

Would you drink wine for breakfast?

There’s more to breakfast boozing than a Bloody Mary

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/would-you-drink-wine-for-breakfast-a3805851.html

 

Here’s How Enormous Pot Sales Could Get With Legalization

U.S. pot sales could reach $75 billion by 2030 if the nation fully legalized recreational use, an analyst said in a report Wednesday, potentially making the industry bigger than the U.S. wine market is today.

https://www.investors.com/news/marijuana-sales-after-legalization-compares-with-beer-wine-cigarette-sales/

 

Three Days Of Glory

Documentary

The hills of Burgundy are covered in legendary vineyards, pristinely manicured, tiny parcels rooted in the planet’s most exclusive soils. The wine growers are hardworking, humble vignerons who work in awe of the vines they farm.

But on April 27, 2016, a brutal frost devastated Burgundy. Some of the producers lost 90 percent or more of their crop before the year has even begun. Still, they press on with the stubborn courage forged by grit and generations of humility before the spiritual gift of the terroir, their soil and landscape, that produces the most stunning wines on the planet.

http://threedaysofglory.com

 

American project André: The Voice of Wine

American winemaker André Tchelistcheff, premiering at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater this coming Saturday, 7 April.

http://themaestrofilm.com/index.htm

 

What Will Wine Taste Like On Mars? A Virtual Reality Event.

Have you ever enjoyed a wine on vacation, only to be disappointed when you sip the same wine at home? Context plays a huge role in our enjoyment of food and drink – so it only makes sense that the flavors we enjoy on Earth will taste different on another plant.

https://bottlesfinewine.com/what-will-wine-taste-like-on-mars-a-virtual-reality-event/

 

Catena Appellation Wines Now Available Nationally

An extraordinary opportunity for wine lovers to taste the unique character of Argentina’s wine sub-regions.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/04/03/catena-appellation-wines-now-available

 

 

WHY ONLY TRASHY WINE BARS GIVE YOU GIANT POURS

When you fill a glass with wine, only the top part hits air, while the rest stays “raw.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wine-pour-sizes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8458590961-April_05_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8458590961-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8458590961-38937345&mc_cid=8458590961&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Is Wine Good for Your Heart?

Is it the alcohol, the resveratrol, or both? A new analysis seeks to better understand how wine benefits cardiovascular health

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Why-Is-Wine-Good-for-Your-Heart

 

Cover Crops in a Vineyard & How They Benefit the Wine Grapes

Do YOU know WHY vineyards plant a cover crop??

http://siponthisjuice.com/wine-facts-cover-crops-in-a-vineyard-how-they-benefit-the-wine-grapes/

 

India’s growing thirst for wine

In a country with a billion-plus population and 485 million people above the legal drinking age, India is a market with many opportunities

http://www.dynamicexport.com.au/export-market/articles-export-markets/India-s-growing-thirst-for-wine/

 

GMO Yeast Mimics Flavors Of Hops, But Will Craft Brewers Bite?

A team of beer-brewing chemists and geneticists in California has created a genetically modified yeast that produces hoppy aromas and flavors without any interaction with the fragrant blossoms themselves. In other words, they’ve developed a way to make beer hoppy without using hops.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/04/04/599147983/gmo-yeast-mimics-flavors-of-hops-but-will-craft-brewers-bite?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=9f26c26a5e-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-9f26c26a5e-36686829

 

GRAPE GUIDE: CHARDONNAY

Chardonnay is one of the most widely planted, versatile grapes in the entire viticultural world, creating cuvées with flavor profiles all over the spectrum.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/grape-guide-chardonnay/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-4-5-18&mc_cid=93f055632a&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wsi_d62ZN8c

 

 

Italian Prisoners Are Making One of Their Country’s Most Unusual Wines

The famous Tuscan producer Frescobaldi is helping rehabilitate men through vermentino and sangiovese

https://www.thedailymeal.com/drink/italian-prisoners-are-making-one-their-countrys-most-unusual-wines

Belgian wine production increases 12 %

Belgian viticulture had to deal with weak weather conditions for the second year in a row. Nevertheless, the industry has performed well, with a 12 % production increase and a growing number of growers.

https://www.retaildetail.eu/en/news/food/belgian-wine-production-increases-12

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN CHINESE WINE PRODUCTION

The county fared well in all wine categories. In 2017, it ranked 6th for the number of medals, following traditional wine producing countries like Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Chile, and ahead of South Africa and Greece.

http://www.concoursmondial.com/en/news/latest-developments-chinese-wine-production/

What Does it Mean When the Same Grape has Different Names?

What’s really the difference between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris? Syrah and Shiraz? Zinfandel and Primitivo? While these may be the same grape varieties with different names, local terroir can change their flavor more than you think. Learn how it works.

Close up of blue grapes

https://www.winemag.com/2018/03/27/same-grape-different-names/

Search for wine ‘smoke taint’ solutions intensifies after Northern California wildfires

The international pursuit of ways to predict how much smoke from a wildfire will end up in finished wine and what to do about it got a boost when the dark clouds of particles pumped out by the massive North Bay fires in October descended on the University of California, Davis, experimental vineyard in Napa Valley.

http://www.sonomanews.com/business/8188016-181/search-for-wine-smoke-taint

Myth-busting the taste of Arizona wine

If you think Arizona wine doesn’t compare to wine made in Sonoma or Napa Valley, you’re right.

Arizona wine doesn’t compare, but not for the reasons you may think.

http://arizonasonoranewsservice.com/myth-busting-the-taste-of-arizona-wine/

Why Smaller Distributors Are Banding Together in a Changing Market

A quick way to scale up is just one benefit of these mergers and acquisitions

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-smaller-distributors-are-banding-together-in-a-changing-market/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=61892731&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8btTG13117u3C3UI4jzzVNN_TdoQXFkEy–hY08qGGrCvyTc_4QMWlaUJP6PD3TvjQ6KZa3QUJfdFm6ap_1UKlv41Fcorhuf_i2zXmdj49LCZftuU&_hsmi=61892676

Chaptalization: new labeling norms could force European winemakers to list sugar as an ingredient

Europe’s drinks sector announced plans [in March] to inform consumers more about the energy content and ingredients in beer, wine and spirits in a self-policing move, but critics said much of this information would only be available online.”

https://dobianchi.com/2018/04/05/sugar-wine-alcohol/

Best Time of Year for Chardonnay? You’d Be Surprised.

December, unsurprisingly, is the month of the year when interest exceeds any other.

http://www.enolytics.com/enolytics101/2018/4/6/best-time-of-year-for-chardonnay-youd-be-surprised

 

One wine writer asks wine lovers to reflect on their standards

You might also realize that you have been too rigid about some other aspect of wine drinking. Letting go of that hang-up might increase your enjoyment.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-wine-rules-0406-story.html

What does wine made from Concord grapes taste like?

Concord grapes are native to the eastern United States, and most of the wines made from these grapes are made in an off-dry style (they taste pretty sweet).

http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/What-Does-Concord-Grape-Wine-Taste-Like-56292

New label aims to help drinkers find eco-friendly wines

The new “California Certified Sustainable” logo was just approved for use on 2017 vintage wines by the California Su4tainable Winegrowing Alliance

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/new-label-aims-to-help-drinkers-find-eco-friendly-wines/2018/04/06/d342a54c-390c-11e8-8fd2-49fe3c675a89_story.html?utm_term=.29365c629817

What Does Minerality Mean When it Comes to Wine?

Wine does not, of course, taste like rocks.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/mineral-wines

An intro to beer for non-beer drinkers

There are actually two “types” of beer – craft beer and big beer.

http://abc7.com/food/an-intro-to-beer-for-non-beer-drinkers/3313105/

Argentinian wine beyond Malbec

For many people, Agentinian wines are associated with just one grape – malbec.

But there are plenty of others to try

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/apr/08/argentinian-wine-beyond-malbec-grape-variety-david-williams

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 04-14-18

April 14, 2018

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 04-11-18

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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-09-18

April 9, 2018

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

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New Products

 

Attleboro MA man brews up idea for beer-making league

How obesity dulls the sense of taste

Buffalo Trace bottles fans’ ‘perfect’ Bourbon

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China’s Tariffs Are Sobering News for California’s Wine Country

China is one of California’s biggest importers of wine

China just announced plans to add a 15% tariff on U.S. wine

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-22/china-s-tariffs-are-sobering-news-for-california-s-wine-country

Why is it becoming harder to buy wine online?

Shipments to quite a few states have dropped, but the biggest loss is Illinois and Massachusetts, with tens of thousands of dollars

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/why-is-it-becoming-harder-to-buy-wine-online/2018/03/23/52372ed6-2e09-11e8-b0b0-f706877db618_story.html?utm_term=.8eb326955691

How to pair wine and cheese like you know everything about both

While it’s convenient and you know, delicious, there’s actually a scientific explanation behind it, with numerous studies finding the strong flavor of cheese accentuates the dominant flavors in wine.

https://nypost.com/2018/03/23/how-to-pair-wine-and-cheese-like-you-know-everything-about-both/

Wine-bottle pool floats will rule your summer Instagram feed

What beats giant unicorn and swan pool floats? Man-sized, buoyant wine-bottle floats, sure to dominate Instagram feeds all summer long.

https://nypost.com/2018/03/23/wine-bottle-pool-floats-will-rule-your-summer-instagram-feed/

Vegan and vegetarian wine: does it really matter to the wine consumer?

Vegans beware: there are two fairly common non-vegan methods of clarifying wine

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/vegan-and-vegetarian-wine-does-it-really-matter-to-the-wine-consumer-1.3428434

 

Wine Coolers Are Back And Here Are A Few Worth Trying

Wine coolers have come a long way since the 1980s. In those days, brands like Bartles & Jaymes and their cloyingly sweet “wines” reigned supreme. In the height of the John Hughes era, everyone drank these sugary drinks — which tasted more like soda than wine. They were cheaply made, low in alcohol, and high in sugar and extra additives. Not surprisingly, they usually led to a wicked hangover.

https://uproxx.com/life/wine-coolers-are-back/

 

MARSELAN: CHINA’S NEW FAVORITE GRAPE

The red grape, which has its roots in the French town Marseillan on the Mediterranean coast, first popped up in China in 2001 and when the debut vintage was introduced in 2003, responses were warm and receptive.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/marselan-china-favorite-grape/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-3-25-18&mc_cid=a2ce253364&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WrqFza2ZN8c

 

How obesity dulls the sense of taste

Obese mice had about 25 percent fewer taste buds than lean mice in study

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180320141339.htm

 

On Tasting Notes

There are few aspects of wine culture as reviled, ridiculed, and distrusted by the public as tasting notes. To many, they symbolize everything that is wrong about wine: the obscure and absurd nature of the language; the obsession with ludicrously trivial aspects; the sheer amount of fresh manure it seems to involve. Every single thing about it feels wrong.

https://medium.com/@peter.pharos/on-tasting-notes-8e5b0d5226ba

 

 

What Is The Role Of Native Yeast Versus Cultured Yeast In Winemaking? Ask The Expert!

This microscopic fungus is a big deal in the world of winemaking.

https://www.reversewinesnob.com/native-yeast-versus-cultured-yeast-in-winemaking

 

 

Why do most wines require preservatives when beers don’t?

There are two key differences between beer and wine. Firstly, beer is usually pasteurised, while wine is not. And secondly, beer is packaged while it still contains the carbon dioxide produced during fermentation. Wine has lost most of its CO² by the time it’s bottled and needs a preservative, usually sulphur dioxide.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/lifestyle/the-full-bottle-why-do-most-wines-require-preservatives-when-beers-dont-20180305-h0x0we.html

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Boston Beer Releases New Truly Spiked & Sparkling Wild Berry Flavor

Truly Wild Berry, a clean spiked sparkling water with only 100 calories, 1 gram of sugars, 5% Alc./Vol. and naturally gluten-free.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/boston-beer-releases-new-truly-spiked-sparkling-wild-berry-flavor?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=8b9d80b2d6-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-8b9d80b2d6-36686829

Getting to the Root of Terroir

Winemakers discuss how to best reveal site specificity

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/getting-to-the-root-of-terroir/

PAINT AND WINE PARTIES ARE ON THE RISE

Bust out the bottles and brushes, because the new craze for wine lovers involves canvas

https://www.winemag.com/find-paint-wine-parties/

Why doesn’t wine come in square bottles?

Wine bottles—and glass bottles in general—were initially round because they were made by glassblowers, and that was the easiest shape to make and replicate.

http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/Why-Are-Wine-Bottles-Round-Not-Square-56212

The must-know trend in Boston’s evolving wine scene, according to one of the city’s youngest sommeliers

Lauren Hayes of Pammy’s in Cambridge believes in small lists and small-production wines.

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https://www.boston.com/culture/food/2018/03/27/the-must-know-trend-in-bostons-evolving-wine-scene-according-to-one-of-the-citys-youngest-sommeliers

Learn How to Pair Asparagus with Wine

Spring is finally here, opening up a new wealth of pairing options for seasonable vegetables. We look at asparagus, from how it pairs with Muscat and Riesling to its hangover-fighting enzymes.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/03/26/pairing-asparagus-wine/

Bottoms Up: These Sandals Are Made From Recycled Wine Corks

Could drinking wine be good for your feet? Sort of, says one sandal brand focused on sustainability.

http://footwearnews.com/2018/business/retail/these-sandals-are-made-from-recycled-wine-corks-sole-1202541941/

Wine Legislation Roundup: A Consumer’s Guide to 2018 State Politics

Your state legislature is in session. What bills are your representatives debating that could impact your access to wine?

Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island legislators are considering making out-of-state retailer-direct shipping into their states legal. In New York, the proposed bill would allow reciprocal shipping, meaning only licensees in states where retailer-direct shipping is also legal may ship into New York.

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http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Wine-Consumer-Guide-2018-State-Politics

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Can’t Find the Corkscrew?

Open a Bottle of Wine With Your House Keys

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Attleboro MA man brews up idea for beer-making league

The Attleboro-based National Brewers League will pit teams of three to five brewers against each other, vying to brew the best lager beer. Results will be judged by fans who pay admission to tastings at American Legion and VFW halls.

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/attleboro-man-brews-up-idea-for-beer-making-league/article_1c0f1d2e-3325-57ae-8882-f0220d67991c.html

 

JEAN-CHARLES BOISSET LAUNCHES CAVIAR-INFUSED VODKA

Flamboyant Frenchman Jean-Charles Boisset has branched out from wine into the world of spirits with a new collection that includes a caviar-infused vodka.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/03/jean-charles-boisset-launches-caviar-infused-vodka/

 

Buffalo Trace bottles fans’ ‘perfect’ Bourbon

Buffalo Trace is set to release a small batch Bourbon made from a wheat recipe, aged for eight years on the top floors of the warehouses, and bottled at 47.5% abv. The Bourbon will be launched this summer at an RRP of US$39.99 per 750ml.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/buffalo-trace-bottles-fans-perfect-bourbon/

 

Exciting wine facts to remember

There are 9,654 wineries in the U.S., up 9 percent, and California has 4,392 of them. Oregon has 774, Washington 772, New York 395 and Texas 391.

http://www.modbee.com/living/article207049464.html

Backpack Wine to be Canned by Eastside for Source Code Beverages

Capitalizing on the fast-growing market for canned wine

https://backpack-wine.com

Macallen 50yo
The Macallan has introduced a new limited edition label, The Macallan 50 Years Old. The 44%-abv release was aged in a single Sherry butt for 50 years, and only 200 bottles are available worldwide. Thirty-five of those bottles—all retailing at $35,000 a 750-ml.—are allocated to the U.S. The whisky will be available starting in April.

 

Guide To The Various Types of Wine Corks

A wide variety of types of wine corks and bottle stoppers exist to preserve wine. Some winemakers — especially those who mass produce value wines — are using metal twist off caps instead of corks. While cork type (or lack there of) in some ways affects wine flavor over time, as well as our perception of taste, it’s also critical in protecting wines as they age. Some corks are more reliable than others.

https://www.winetraveler.com/wine-resources/types-of-wine-corks/

 

Don’t Be A Wine Novice, Let Comedian Ben Schwartz Be One For You In New Podcast

  1. & J. Gallo Winery Launches ‘The Wine Down’ Podcast to Teach You Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Wine

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dont-be-a-wine-novice-let-comedian-ben-schwartz-be-one-for-you-in-new-podcast-300620485.html

 

Belvedere unveils ginger-flavored vodka

The new expression is created by extracting fragrant oils from ginger, lemon and grapefruit that have been immersed in Belvedere Vodka.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/belvedere-unveils-ginger-flavoured-vodka/

 

16 Stylish Wines For Upscale Breakfasts

If you can drink a mimosa for breakfast, then wine for breakfast is fine too. In fact, one could make a pretty strong argument to ditch the OJ altogether and just drink wine.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-for-breakfast/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=adaabce6a3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-adaabce6a3-62472929&mc_cid=adaabce6a3&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

THE 8 BEST VODKAS FOR MOSCOW MULES, RANKED

Moscow Mules have just three ingredients: vodka, ginger beer, and lime. A rubric that simple asks a lot of each player. The ginger beer should be spicy-sweet but not cloying, and the vodka needs enough structure to stand up to citrus and soda without any boozy burn.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-vodka-moscow-mule/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6424cbccdd-Mar_28_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6424cbccdd-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6424cbccdd-38937345&mc_cid=6424cbccdd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Blue Moon Weed Beer

Blue Moon founder Keith Villa and his wife Jodi are launching Ceria, a new brand of cannabis-infused non-alcoholic craft beverages containing THC, a key psychoactive chemical from cannabis plants. The Villas say that Ceria’s products will be “designed to deliver a consistent user experience with the same onset time as alcohol.” Based in the Denver suburb of Arvada, Colorado, the plan is for Ceria to launch at least three variants of “cannabis beers”—light, regular and full-bodied—where legal by the end of 2018. Ceria is partnered with cannabinoid research firm Ebbu, also based in Colorado. Villa retired from MillerCoors in January after 32 years with the company.

 

France’s Wine Theme Park Is The Stuff Of Grown-Up Dreams

Admission includes a glass of wine.

t’s called La Cité du Vin — The City of Wine — and you’ll find it in Bordeaux, one of France’s most storied wine regions. The theme park-meets-museum cost 80 million euros to be made, but it was well worth it: It’s become a veritable mecca for oenophiles.

https://www.delish.com/food/a19622924/france-wine-theme-park/

André: The Voice of Wine’ documentary

In an homage to his grand uncle André Tchelistcheff, filmmaker Mark Tchelistcheff has crafted an intimate portrait of the legendary “Maestro” of Napa Valley in “André: The Voice of Wine.”

http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/andr-the-voice-of-wine-documentary-set-for-a-gala/article_59afb1e2-ffd1-5853-b3f4-505b355b3980.html

How green is your wine?

When you hear the phrase “green wine,” do you think of a herbaceous sauvignon blanc from New Zealand? Or does your mind conjure words like “sustainable,” “organic,” and “biodynamic,” which describe responsible growing practices?

https://www.summitdaily.com/explore-summit/events/how-green-is-your-wine/

WHERE IS BARBERA? THE ANSWER MIGHT SURPRISE YOU

f it weren’t for Prohibition and the disruption of the commercial wine trade in California, we’d probably be drinking Barbera today instead of “Napa Valley Cab”

https://www.mynameisbarbera.com/barbera-italian-swiss-colony-wine/


Charles Shaw Launches Shaw Made With Organic Grapes

Charles Shaw Winery, producer of Charles Shaw Wines, aka “Two Buck Chuck,” launched Charles Shaw Wines made with Organic Grapes.

HOW CAN IT BE $3.99???

https://www.winebusiness.com/blog/?go=getBlogEntry&dataid=197292

 

Smart Cellars: New CorkGuru Digital App Helps Restaurants Harness the Business Value of Their Wine Programs

Digital wine app delivers wine purchasing intel and cellar management to restaurant owners, makes ordering and tracking wine preferences easier for guests

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180328005885/en/Smart-Cellars-New-CorkGuru-Digital-App-Helps

 

A HANDS-ON GUIDE TO THE WINES OF IDAHO

The bulk of vintners in Idaho don’t own their vineyards or often even produce their own wines, which is an odd decision in most of the winemaking world.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/a-hands-on-guide-to-idaho-wine/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-3-29-18&mc_cid=14527b356b&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wr-AR62ZN8c

 

The Science of Pét-Nat Wines

How interrupting fermentation enables winemakers to create semi-sparkling wines

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-pet-nat-wines/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=61745211&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8NtJ8Chy1L2VUWa_bENhYw2Vsh39tXt6zQHZnqTadzPPJEgSatEH2tKrU1ptdFgvOJ_lfYuH2BRY2RO0qIuuMchgwR5vB551pa-JuctdXua_NaBNs&_hsmi=61744789

 

Bota Box Introduces Campaign For Bota Box Sippers

Alternative packaging trend continues with “one-sip-at-a-time” option

Delicato Family Vineyards has introduced the new Bota Sippers, a coffee pod-sized product for those who want wine ‘one sip at a time.’

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bota-box-introduces-campaign-for-bota-box-sippers-300622070.html

UFO Pink Lemonade Shandy

Sunny, citrusy, and fun, UFO Pink Lemonade Shandy is the perfect summertime beer. Find your beach chair, grab a 6-pack, add some friends and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a sensational summer day

 

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