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Liquor Industry News 01-27-20

January 27, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

01-27-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2020

On 17 January 1920. America was officially “dry”

Does it cost more to be organic?

 

How I taste wines for review at Wine Enthusiast

Unlike some publications or reviewers, there is no screening process for wines prior to being submitted or reviewed at Wine Enthusiast.

https://www.wawinereport.com/2020/01/how-i-taste-wines-for-review-at-wine.html

 

PLAY IT BY TIER: BOURGOGNE’S NEW CLASSIFICATIONS

Changes are afoot in Bourgogne, with a new geographical denomination added to the AOC Bourgogne: Bourgogne Côte d’Or. We examine what this move means for producers and consumers alike.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/play-it-by-tier-bourgognes-new-classifications/

 

The Meaning of Wine Scores

Despite their alleged usefulness as a marketing tool, he finds them fundamentally misleading because they falsely imply the score serves some precise mathematical purpose.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/01/13/the-meaning-of-wine-scores/

 

Heat is a killer

The only way to know if the wine has suffered permanent damage would be to compare it with a bottle of the same wine that hadn’t been affected by heat.

https://www.therealreview.com/2020/01/13/heat-is-a-killer/

 

2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Winners

There were over sixty-five judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluating nearly 6,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries for the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

https://www.sfgate.com/chroniclewinecompetition/article/2020-San-Francisco-Chronicle-Wine-Competition-14965711.php?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=54e19898d4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_13_10_51&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-54e19898d4-64683881

 

Why Americans are drinking less wine for the first time in 25 years

Americans consumed less wine in 2019, ending the consistent rise in consumption since 1994.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/americans-drinking-less-wine-us

 

Tito’s overtakes Smirnoff as top-selling spirit in US

Tito’s grew by more than 20% in volume in 2019. Vodka remains the largest spirit category by volume in the country.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/titos-overtakes-smirnoff-as-top-selling-spirit-in-us/

White Claw Hard Seltzer to open $250m plant

The new “state-of-the-art” White Claw site will be located in Glendale, Arizona, in the US, with construction expected to be completed in “record time”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/white-claw-hard-seltzer-to-open-250m-plant/

ITALY DISMISSES AU$100,000 PLAN TO DEFEND AUSTRALIAN ‘PROSECCO’

The legal specialists have been tasked with investigating “the criteria, evidence and procedure that should be required to establish a geographical indication of wine, as used in trade agreements and legal disputes.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/australian-government-funds-research-into-the-intellectual-property-rights-of-prosecco/

How Long Does Wine Last?

This article covers how long wine lasts, as well as how to tell if your wine has gone bad.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-long-does-wine-last

How to Taste at a Consumer Event

Today more than ever before, producers from the most important wine regions visit different cities in the USA to showcase their wine.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2020/01/13/wine-tasting-101-how-to-taste-at-a-consumer-event/#17d484554c35

 

 

Why Winemaking Is About More Than Making Wine

If you think winemaking is simply about turning juice into booze once a year, you’re dreaming.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/thetravelingwinemaker/

 

WHY WOULD YOU ADD ANTIFREEZE TO WINE?

So whose monumentally stupid idea was this and why did they do it?

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2020/01/why-would-you-add-antifreeze-to-wine/

 

Tips for Identifying Flavors in Wine

The three main ways to identify flavors in wine.

https://www.wtso.com/blog/tips-for-identifying-flavors-in-wine/

 

Six curious facts about smell

It evokes strong emotional reactions, influences sexual attraction and can be used as a sensitive analytical instrument.

https://theconversation.com/six-curious-facts-about-smell-128533

 

How Prohibition changed the way Americans drink, 100 years ago

Moreover, are we drinking any more today than we did before prohibition?

https://theconversation.com/how-prohibition-changed-the-way-americans-drink-100-years-ago-129854

 

 

Did Lead Poisoning Cause Beethoven’s Hearing Loss?

This could be linked to a lead gauntlet he regularly drank from, or to years of drinking cheap wine.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/evaamsen/2020/01/12/did-lead-poisoning-cause-beethovens-hearing-loss/#550240a9272e

 

‘World’s first’ jackfruit-flavored vodka launches

Distilled six times from a mashbill comprising 100% corn, Slapjack is filtered three times before being flavored with natural jackfruit.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/worlds-first-jackfruit-flavoured-vodka-launches/

 

WINE BECOMES ‘MORE INFREQUENT BEVERAGE’

Following news that overall wine consumption has fallen in the US and warnings of an oversupply, market analyst Wine Intelligence reveals this is due to wine becoming a “more infrequent beverage”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/wine-becomes-more-infrequent-beverage/

 

AMERICAN WINE REPORT WARNS OF OVER-SUPPLY AND UNDER-CONSUMPTION

While European winegrowers are still worrying about the real possibility of 100% tariffs on wines shipped to the U.S., American winegrowers have their own domestic concerns about over-production paired with under-consumption.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/american-wine-report-warns-of-over-supply-and-under-consumption/

 

6 Types of Cured Meats, and What to Drink With Them

Six of the most popular types of salumi, plus what to drink with each.

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-to-drink-with-cured-meats/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c9f46a6ecb-JAN_15_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c9f46a6ecb-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c9f46a6ecb-38937345&mc_cid=c9f46a6ecb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New “Which Grape Varietal Are You?” Instagram Filter Release

Head over to Curate & Co.’s Instagram (@CurateandCompany) on your mobile device

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=224675

 

 

Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition became the law of the land

Drinking among teenagers is down. And there are signs that some people are taking alcohol seriously — such as the “Dry January” movement making the rounds on social media.

https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-01-14/americans-drinking-more-prohibition

 

Limiting pesticides in wine

So how can zero pesticide residue wines be made?

https://firstvine.wordpress.com/2020/01/14/limiting-pesticides-in-wine-and-a-little-of-my-skepticism-too/

 

What should the next wine trend be? This expert offers a surprising answer. Sherry.

Sherry offers an extraordinary variety of styles in an unlimited range of flavors

https://www.seattletimes.com/life/food-drink/what-should-the-next-wine-trend-be-this-expert-offers-a-surprising-answer-sherry/

 

How are alchohol-free wine and beer made?

The most common methods of doing this are vacuum distillation and reverse osmosis.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/how-are-alchohol-free-wine-and-beer-made-1.4113339

 

Bottoms up! You can now buy 10 litres of red wine for just $30 – and it has enough to fill 70 GLASSES

Australian liquor retailer BWS is selling 10 litres of red wine for just $30

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-7887531/BWS-selling-10-litres-red-wine-just-30-drop-70-GLASSES.html

Filtered vs Unfiltered Wine: Which is Better?

One big thing happening in the wine industry right now is the trend of unfiltered wine.

https://winefolly.com/review/fining-and-filtered-vs-unfiltered-wine/

BORDEAUX’S ‘FIRST’ WINE WITH AUGMENTED REALITY LABEL UNVEILED

Château Laffitte Carcasset’s new wine, called The Corsair, has been released with a label which, when viewed through an app on a smart phone, appears in augmented reality

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/bordeauxs-first-wine-with-augmented-reality-label-unveiled/

How Private-Label Goods Are Taking Over Retail

It’s not just lower costs and wider margins that are fueling the private-label movement. Retailers are also able to leverage private-label brands to fill voids left behind by third-party suppliers.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/01/15/how-private-label-goods-are-taking-over-retail.aspx

Battle brews once again over alcohol sales in convenience, grocery stores

A battle is once again brewing in Massachusetts over which stores can sell booze

https://turnto10.com/news/local/battle-brews-once-again-over-alcohol-sales-in-convenience-grocery-stores

AFTER PARKER: WINE IN THE ‘AGE OF RE-DISCOVERY’

With Robert Parker officially hanging up his quill last year, Roger Morris asks if predictions about the critical landscape in his absence have come to pass – or if something else has instead.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/wine-in-the-age-of-re-discovery/

Truth in Package Labeling: On a Wine Bottle?

The reality is that many wines contain additives introduced during the winemaking process, including several that remain present in the final product.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/truth-in-package-labeling-on-a-wine-bottle/

Five ways to discover new wines in the new year

Instead of playing it safe this new year, step out of your comfort zone

https://www.news-press.com/story/life/food/2020/01/15/five-ways-discover-new-wines-new-year/4434689002/

 

Here’s What Experts Actually Think About the New Chilled Red Wine Trend

Anything with a lighter body, higher acidity and no oak is nice chilled — varietals like Pinot Noir and Gamay.

Pouring wine; Shutterstock ID 647742124; Purchase Order: N/A

https://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/2149709/chilled-red-wines/

 

The Year Bourbon Went Ballistic

The last year might have been known as the Year of the Pig, but it was whiskey that really brought home the bacon.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/01/the-year-bourbon-went-ballistic

 

Does it cost more to be organic?

It is sometimes said that “certification is expensive so the producer X works organically but does not certify”. That’s not correct.

https://www.bkwine.com/news/does-it-cost-more-to-be-organic/

How to reduce phthalate levels in wine

Tanks and hoses coated with epoxy resin are the two main sources of contamination identified.

https://www.infowine.com/en/news/how_to_reduce_phthalate_levels_in_wine_sc_18359.htm#

 

Conor McGregor’s Proper No. Twelve whiskey joins US delivery platform

The platform will allow Proper No. Twelve to be able to sell and interact with consumers through its website – a first for the brand’s US customers.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/conor-mcgregors-irish-whiskey-joins-us-delivery-platform/

 

On 17 January 1920. America was officially “dry”

Driven by fervent religious beliefs they may have been and somewhat comical even ridiculous as it may appear now, there were also very real problems of abuse and domestic violence being suffered by women as a result of alcohol.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/on-this-day-1920prohibition-begins/

 

7 Health Benefits Of Drinking Prosecco

Researchers have found that the drink has some surprising health benefits.

https://www.proseccolovers.com/2019/04/7-health-benefits-of-drinking-prosecco.html

 

Pabst Brewing Launches New Craft Beer Brand With ‘Seabird IPA’

Captain Pabst’s flagship offering, Seabird IPA, is a 4.5 percent ABV session beer, brewed with Magnum, Citra, Cascade, and Mosaic hops. It will be sold exclusively in Illinois and Wisconsin.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/pabst-craft-beer-brand-ipa/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2a5cd4ad59-JAN_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2a5cd4ad59-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2a5cd4ad59-38937345&mc_cid=2a5cd4ad59&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

Who downs the most red wine? Hint: Not France

Chinese consumers downed 1.865 billion bottles of red wine last year, contributing to a 136 percent rise in consumption over the past five years,

https://www.cnbctv18.com/uncategorized/who-downsmost-red-wine-hint-not-france-21655.htm

Wine People, Meet Your Gut. Gut, Meet Your Wine People

Excessive alcohol consumption is considered by the CDC to be 8+ drinks per week for women and 15+ for men. This excess causes dysbiotic changes in the microbiome and decreases the absorption of zinc, B vitamins and protein – elements that are critical to gut health.

https://abalancedglass.com/30-days-of-discovery/2020/1/16/wine-people-meet-your-gut-gut-meet-your-wine-people

 

 

Who is the wine list for?

How much should diners be expected to know about wine? What happens if a diner doesn’t want to engage with a sommelier

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general/who-wine-list

 

Wine Kaleidoscope

The vast majority of wines on the shelves at larger stores are produced by gigantic producers whose only goal is to produce a standardized product that market research tells them the largest percentage of consumers will like.

https://winecampblog.com/journal/2020/1/16/af9259ol9qfuck9u1hyi20qtjv8qpb

 

Aging Wine: Facts & Feelings

Why does one wine age better than another? How does a given wine evolve over time? And what are the processes governing this transformation?

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/articles/b/kelli-white/posts/aging-wine

 

Why your next bottle of sparkling wine should be from Brazil

Not the first thing that comes to mind. The country is better known for its cachaca — the sugarcane-based alcohol used in caipirinhas — and for its big industrial breweries.

https://www.prestigeonline.com/my/wine-dine/drinks/why-your-next-bottle-of-sparkling-wine-should-be-from-brazil/

Save money and try something new when you explore lesser-known wine regions and labels

Are you looking to up your wine game without draining your bank account?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/save-money-and-try-something-new-when-you-explore-lesser-known-wine-regions-and-labels/2020/01/16/12baee24-37bb-11ea-bf30-ad313e4ec754_story.html

The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2020

Whether you’re able to visit just one or all 10, here are the wine travel destinations that should be on your radar this year.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wine-travel-destinations-2020/

America’s Best-Selling Premium Wines

When it comes to best-selling wines, not surprisingly, cheaper wines head the list.

https://247wallst.com/special-report/2020/01/18/americas-best-selling-premium-wines/

 

The Northern Wine Regions of Spain

Northern Spain has many great wine regions just waiting to be explored and today we’re featuring the regions of Rias Baixas, Navarra and Carinena.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2020/01/northern-wine-regions-of-spain.html?m=1

 

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Liquor Industry News 01-20-20

January 20, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

01-20-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Love Beer? Then You’re Gonna Love These Wines

Is There Beer In Bud Light Seltzer? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

A New Bourbon Finished In The Prisoner Red Wine Barrels

 

JUDGEMENT OF PARIS TO BE RECREATED IN NAPA WITH STEVEN SPURRIER

The event will include a welcome dinner featuring Spurrier’s sparkling wine from England, called Bride Valley Brut Reserve.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/judgement-of-paris-to-be-recreated-in-napa-with-steven-spurrier/

How to effectively communicate winemaker credentials: organic, sustainable, and biodynamic

These terms are often misinterpreted or conflated. In fact, they are all very distinct: both in terms of the processes involved and the objectives producers are seeking to achieve, writes Emilie Steckenborn in this guest article.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2020/01/06/Organic-sustainable-biodynamic-How-to-communicate-wine-credentials-to-consumers

Alcohol Consumers’ Interest In Health And Wellness Will Continue To Increase, Says Nielsen

Nielsen predicts spirit sales will grow the most at liquor stores and other outlets in 2020

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2020/01/05/alcohol-consumers-interest-in-health-and-wellness-will-continue-to-increase-says-nielsen/#7ae97fc67d00

A Primer to Chinese Wine

Wine culture is relatively new in China but in a short period of time it grew to be the 5th largest wine consumer in the world.

https://winefolly.com/review/a-primer-to-chinese-wine-regional-guide-with-maps/

If Our Wine Expert Couldn’t Drink Wine, Here’s What She’d Reach For

Here are a few of my favorite non-alcoholic drinks and how I use them as a sort of “wine substitute.”

https://www.thekitchn.com/non-alcoholic-wine-alternatives-22982247

33 of the Funniest, Craziest, Most Absurd Viral Drinks Stories of the Year (2019)

The headlines were also dominated by weird and wonderful product releases, and, inevitably, one particular brand of hard seltzer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/33-times-you-wont-believe-what-happened-next-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=51c5011e29-JAN_6_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-51c5011e29-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-51c5011e29-38937345&mc_cid=51c5011e29&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Sustainable Wine? Or Just Greenwashing?

So-called sustainable wine regions often allow synthetic pesticides, so just how green are they?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/01/sustainable-wine-or-just-greenwashing

Gen Z – New Wine Consumers?

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

https://lizthachmw.com/2020/01/03/gen-z-new-wine-consumers/

 

8 Myths about the Sherry Solera System

And boy did I have a lot of things wrong about the solera system used in Sherry!

https://spitbucket.net/2020/01/05/8-myths-about-the-sherry-solera-system-that-even-wine-geeks-believe/

 

How White Wine Affects Your Body, According To Experts

White wine is going to offer some benefits as well, including higher levels of protection for lung tissue

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-white-wine-affects-your-body-according-to-experts-19737966

 

What’s all this talk about ‘yields’?

The yield of a vineyard is usually given in tons per hectare (or acre), or hectolitres per hectare.

https://wineanorak.com/2020/01/03/whats-all-this-talk-about-yields/

 

Green tea instead of Sulphur

A Marlborough winery is attempting to replace sulphur dioxide (SO2) from their organic Sauvignon Blanc with green tea.

https://www.ruralnewsgroup.co.nz/wine-grower/wg-industry/green-tea-instead-of-sulphur-2019

 

11 Things You Should Know About Michelob Ultra

Launched in 2002, it now accounts for 10 percent of Anheuser-Busch’s U.S. business.

https://vinepair.com/articles/michelob-ultra-carbs-calories-abv-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5e0f8d0f98-JAN_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5e0f8d0f98-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5e0f8d0f98-38937345&mc_cid=5e0f8d0f98&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Insanity of Trump’s Wine Tariffs

You might think, “Who cares if the price of European wine goes up? People can just buy domestic wines instead.” And they will. But in the process, the vast industry responsible for importing and selling billions of dollars in wine, whisky and other products from Europe will suffer — especially small businesses with narrow profit margins.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/opinion/wine-tariff-trump.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

 

DIAGEO LOOKS TO US FOR NEXT NON-ALCOHOLIC ‘SPIRIT’ BRAND

Distill Ventures, an incubator for small drinks companies funded by Diageo, has acquired a minority stake in Ritual Zero Proof, founded in Chicago by three best friends Marcus Sakey, GG Sakey and David Crooch in 2019.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/diageo-looks-to-us-for-next-non-alcoholic-spirit-brand/

 

How Hungary produced the ‘world’s most expensive wine’

There’s no denying that good wine comes with a price, but $40,000 seems rather steep.

However, Hungarian winemakers Royal Tokaji say their limited edition Essencia 2008 decanter is worth every cent.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/expensive-wine-hungary/index.html

5 Recipes (with Wine Pairings) to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Some delicious dinner options and great wine pairings to seriously impress your date.

https://www.dallasnews.com/sponsored/2020/01/06/5-recipes-with-wine-pairings-to-celebrate-valentines-day/

The Best Low-Sugar Wines That Are Also Keto-Diet Friendly, According To Nutritionists

Thanks to the keto diet (and the rise of low-carb everything), you might be taking a closer look at the carbs and sugar in that nightly glass of wine you used to consider healthy.

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/a30369326/low-sugar-wine/

4 WINERY SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS I WANT TO SEE IN 2020

How will marketing and social media in the wine industry evolve in 2020?

https://meaghanwebster.com/2020/01/06/4-winery-social-media-trends-i-want-to-see-in-2020/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=1b9b9e2e89-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_07_10_40&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-1b9b9e2e89-64683881

Powers Irish whiskey unveils new bottle design

Irish Distillers has unveiled an updated packaging design for its Powers Irish whiskey range as it seeks to “attract a new generation of drinkers”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/powers-irish-whiskey-unveils-new-bottle-design/

 

What Would 100 Percent Tariffs Mean for You?

The sparkling wine tariff is just one of the trade fights involving European wine and American consumers making news this week. Jan. 13 is the deadline for the public to submit comments to the USTR on the other battle.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-would-100-percent-wine-tariffs-mean-for-you

 

1 in 4 Adults Unaware That Wine Contains Animal Ingredients

Although vegan beers and wine are on the increase, traditional methods to filter beverages often used egg whites, milk protein, and in some cases a form of collagen called isinglass which is obtained from the dried bladders of fish.

https://vegconomist.com/food-and-beverage/1-in-4-adults-unaware-that-wine-contains-animal-ingredients/

 

The U.S. Is the Biggest Importer of Wine From the EU

The United States is by far the largest market for European wine outside the EU.

https://www.statista.com/chart/20412/top-5-non-eu-countries-by-wine-exports-from-the-eu/

 

 

The Beginnings to Understanding Italian Wine

To tackle Italian wine as a whole is a huge undertaking considering Italy has almost 2,000 native varieties

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2020/01/learning-about-italian-wine.html?m=1

 

The Valtellina: Home of Chiavennasca

The Valtellina is a lesser explored wine region tucked into the mountainous landscapes of northern Lombardy near Lake Como with the Alps and Switzerland bordering to the north.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2018/02/valtellina-home-of-chiavennasca.html?m=1

 

The Rock names Mast-Jägermeister Teremana Tequila distributor

Hollywood actor and former wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has signed a global distribution deal with Mast-Jägermeister to launch Teremana Tequila in March.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/the-rock-names-mast-jagermeister-teremana-tequila-distributor/

 

The Secret Meaning Behind Maker’s Mark’s Iconic Label

The true calling card of the iconic whiskey is a very small symbol on the label, one that’s often ignored, but actually carries a lot of significance.

https://vinepair.com/articles/makers-mark-logo-meaning/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ac6ff7a563-JAN_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ac6ff7a563-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ac6ff7a563-38937345&mc_cid=ac6ff7a563&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

SPAIN 2019 HARVEST REPORT REGION BY REGION

It was a warm, dry year for Spain in 2019, with lower than average rainfall, an early summer heatwave for some regions, and very low levels of disease in the vineyards.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/spain-2019-harvest-report-region-by-region/

CAVA DO REACHES ‘HISTORIC’ AGREEMENT OVER PRESTIGE WINES

The Cava DO has unanimously approved a “momentous and unprecedented” plan to strengthen the position of the Spanish sparkling wine in its export markets.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/cava-do-reaches-historic-agreement-over-prestige-wines/

Constellation Brands to spend $40 million to launch Corona hard seltzer in the spring

Corona hard seltzer will come in four flavors: tropical lime, mango, cherry and blackberry lime.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/constellation-brands-to-spend-40-million-to-launch-corona-hard-seltzer-in-the-spring-2020-01-08

Fires Damage Australian Grapes

All face an uncertain 2020 vintage, as the effects of smoke taintand heat on this year’s crop remain unknown.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/08/australia-fires-wine-damages/

Southern Wine & Spirits Files In Support of Total Wine Supreme Court Petition

The nation’s largest alcohol wholesaler joined with the nation’s largest independent alcohol retailer asking the Supreme Court to use the federal antitrust laws to throw out the Connecticut alcohol pricing laws that, among other goals,  protect competition.

https://www.alcohollawreview.com/new-antitrust-lawsuit-filed-in-connecticut/

Researchers Surprised by High Levels of Alcohol Consumption among Cancer Survivors

First-ever large study on drinking habits of cancer survivors–published in JNCCN–finds more than a third exceed moderate drinking levels, one in five engage in binge drinking

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/researchers-surprised-by-high-levels-of-alcohol-consumption-among-cancer-survivors-300983127.html

Is There Really a Cork Crisis?

There’s actually an abundance of the totally sustainable, eco-friendly material. In fact, if you’ve ever traveled to the rural areas of Southern Portugal — where most of the world’s cork oak trees are grown — you’ve seen firsthand that the supposed shortage of the cork supply is indeed a myth.

https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/botany/cork-shortage.htm

Will A ‘Dry January’ Make You Healthier?

While “Dry January” may be simply a model for any lifestyle change, the concept remains interesting.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ninashapiro/2020/01/08/will-a-dry-january-make-you-healthier/#58480ff522de

The untold story of how booze soaked the battlefields of World War II

In some countries, such as France, drinking had been celebrated and encouraged during the interwar years, and consumption surged.

https://taskandpurpose.com/killer-high-war-drugs-excerpt

 

 

NEW BOOK TO EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF WINE AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Called Wine and the White House: A History, the book is divided into three sections. Part one focuses on the evolution of wine in the White House, starting with Thomas Jefferson, who created the first White House cellar, and 19th century social customs.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/new-book-to-explore-the-history-of-wine-at-the-white-house/?unapproved=19416&moderation-hash=a1538df69f80ea5e56f97490c2955d3f#comment-19416

NEW ‘REVERSE MICROWAVE’ GADGET COOLS WINE IN THREE MINUTES

The products was developed in order to rapidly chill white and red wine to “sommelier-recommended temperatures” using “reverse microwave technology”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/new-reverse-microwave-gadget-cools-wine-in-three-minutes/

THE OFFICIAL 2020 WINE VINTAGE CHART

Vintage chart lets you easily check ratings over the past 24 years from every region around the globe.

https://www.winemag.com/2020-wine-vintage-chart/

A Guide to Austrian Wine Varietals

Why should you take notice? Many, many reasons.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/austrian-wine-varietal-guide/

What’s the Most Underrated Whisk(e)y?

To help broaden your whiskey horizons in 2020, VinePair asked bartenders around the U.S. what they consider the most underrated whisk(e)y. Here’s what they recommend picking up.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-most-underrated-whiskey-brands/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=92d3d86028-JAN_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-92d3d86028-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-92d3d86028-38937345&mc_cid=92d3d86028&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Common Vine-Training Systems

While it may not be the most glamorous subject matter, vine-training is an essential topic to understand for students of wine.

https://www.winescholarguild.org/blog/vine-school-part-1-common-vine-training-systems.html?utm_source=newsletter_2778&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blog-vine-school-part-1-common-vine-training-systems

The glyphosate dilemma

It is the herbicide glyphosate, widely known by one of its trade names, Roundup.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/glyphosate-dilemma

Pinot Grigio: From Lady Gaga to a new consorzie delle Venezie

Not all grape varieties are so famous that Lady Gaga writes a song about them, but pinot grigio is

https://www.bkwine.com/features/wine-regions/pinot-grigio-from-lady-gaga-to-a-new-consorzie-delle-venezie/

Smart wine pourer ‘Albicchiere’ gets CES 2020 tech award

A device that claims to pour the perfect glass of wine at the right temperature has received an innovation award at the CES 2020 tech show in Las Vegas.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/albicchiere-wine-pourer-ces-2020-430191/

A defence of industrial wines

By their definition, industrial wines are made in huge volumes by people who never drove a tractor or pruned vines in the dead of winter and who also put bad stuff in their wines

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/defence-industrial-wines

8 Things You Should Know About Gruet Winery

Gruet is credited with putting New Mexico, where its headquarters and vineyards are located, on the wine map.

https://vinepair.com/articles/gruet-winery-brut-guide/

Natty Light is giving free beer to anyone turning 21 in 2020

All you must do is register online to prove you’ve turned 21 this year and your next Natty is on them.

https://www.mlive.com/news/2020/01/natty-light-is-giving-free-beer-to-anyone-turning-21-in-2020.html

A New Bourbon Finished In The Prisoner Red Wine Barrels

New collaboration between the Bardstown Bourbon Company and the Prisoner Wine Company.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevingray/2020/01/10/new-bourbon-finished-prisoner-red-wine-barrels/#791345587382

 

California vintner releases Warhol-inspired bottles

California vintner Dave Phinney, who was behind the top-selling Prisoner wine, has created a new label exploring that connection. Dubbed L’usine — French for “the factory’’ — it pays homage to Warhol’s The Factory, his New York City studio that became a hangout for artists and other creative types.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-andy-warhol-inspired-wine-comes-from-californias-most-coveted-vineyards-2020-01-10

 

Drown Your Patriots Postseason Sorrows at This New Winery Near Gillette Stadium

A unique new business in the town of Walpole. Debevino Winery

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/2020/01/10/debevino-winery-open-gillette-walpole/

 

What Is Weed Wine, How It’s Made, And Which Ones Are Worth Trying

No beverage has escaped an infusion of cannabis — even wine

https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/01/15102326/what-is-weed-wine-how-its-made-and-which-ones-are-worth-trying

 

What Sommeliers Look For While Buying Wines

The sommeliers look for some specific characteristics in the wine brands that they wish to stock up their shelves and restaurants with. K

https://sommelierschoiceawards.com/en/blog/insights-1/what-sommeliers-look-for-while-buying-wines-260.htm

 

 

White Port: A Blend of Varieties Unknown to Many

White port is a blend of several grape varieties authorized and grown in the Douro Valley in Portugal

http://www.grape-experiences.com/2020/01/white-port-blend-varieties-unknown/

 

Is There Beer In Bud Light Seltzer? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Now, Bud Light is getting into the game. And no — there is no beer in Bud Light Seltzer.

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/is-there-beer-in-bud-light-seltzer-heres-everything-you-need-to-know-19784799

 

 

The Most Popular Wines This Christmas

Which wines were the most popular on Wine-Searcher over the holidays? You might be surprised.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/01/the-most-popular-wines-this-christmas

 

Love Beer? Then You’re Gonna Love These Wines

If you’re a beer drinker looking to make the jump from the taproom to the tasting room—or a wine drinker looking to do vice versa—this is the read for you.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/best-wines-for-beer-lovers/

 

Nutritional Facts About Concord Grapes

One of the few fruits native to North America, Concord grapes provide a rich flavor and color to grape juice, jellies and wines, and research shows that the antioxidants in these tiny fruits help to prevent chronic diseases.

https://www.livestrong.com/article/113196-nutritional-concord-grapes/

 

Blown Away By Michigan Wines

Grapes have been growing in Michigan since 1679

https://hudsonvalleywinegoddess.com/blown-away-by-michigan-wines/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 01-13-20

January 13, 2020

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01-13-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Taste Test: 15 Non-Alcoholic Beers to Get You Through ‘Dry January’

How Dry January Affects Your Gut, According To Experts

9 Things You Should Know About Chambord

 

Are You a Sober Wine Lover? Find a Tea House

Tea may not have the flashiness of wine, but for lovers of the more romantic aspects of wine, it has an abundance to offer.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/are-you-a-sober-wine-lover-find-a-tea-house_3172935.html

 

The French Just Aren’t Quaffing Champagne the Way They Once Did

Even as overseas markets continued their growth, a decade-long slide in domestic demand worsened in 2018, with sales in France falling by 6.5 million bottles.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-29/the-french-just-aren-t-quaffing-champagne-the-way-they-once-did

 

What it means when a wine label says ‘reserve’

On wine labels, the word “reserve” is supposed to be a quality indicator, but whether it has actual significance depends on where the wine comes from.

https://www.inquirer.com/food/drink/understanding-wine-labels-reserve-spain-italy-argentina-20191230.html?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=e199e4181c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_30_10_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-e199e4181c-64683881

 

9 Things You Should Know About Chambord

From its complex production to its chic bottle design, here are nine more things you should know about Chambord.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chambord-raspberry-liqueur-france/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=12008c5d15-DEC_31_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-12008c5d15-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-12008c5d15-38937345&mc_cid=12008c5d15&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Experts Finally Reveal If Tapping a Beer Stops It From Exploding in Your Face

The researchers, in a routine similar to many a Saturday night in our 20s, opened shaken and unshaken beers to determine if tapping on a beer before it’s opened had any effect on the eventual outcome

https://www.mandatory.com/living/1537897-experts-finally-reveal-if-tapping-a-beer-stops-it-from-exploding-in-your-face

 

‘Antiques Roadshow’ Expert Drinks Urine Thinking It’s 150-Year-Old Wine

Inside were these brass pins. The liquid: urine, a tiny bit of alcohol, and one human hair.”

https://wflanews.iheart.com/content/2019-12-30-antiques-roadshow-expert-drinks-urine-thinking-its-150-year-old-wine/

 

10 Most Searched Wines of the Year, Ranked by Traffic

The most sought-after bottles on Winemag.com.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/31/10-top-wine-search/

 

What You Need to Know About Serbian Wine

About 65% of what’s planted are white grapes, the rest red

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/serbian-wine-guide/

 

Get to Know Trollinger, the Gamay-Like Grape You Aren’t Drinking

The variety almost exclusively planted in Württemberg, Germany,

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

 

16 Wine Instagrammers To Follow In 2020

Not only do they take a great picture, these wine fanatics are terrific sources of education, tasting notes, and a whole heck of a lot more.

https://winefolly.com/update/16-wine-instagrams-to-follow-in-2020/

 

Diageo sells two billionth bottle of Baileys

First created in Ireland in 1974, Baileys reached the milestone in December 2019 when it sold its two billionth bottle.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/diageo-fills-two-billionth-bottle-of-baileys/

 

Wine in 2020: What to look out for

Predicting the future is a tough business, but here are some things to look out for in the wine world in 2020, from specific wine trends to bigger issues affecting the market.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/wine-2020-trends-429791/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20200102_XDC-D_NWL_NW_daily

 

SIX NEW WAYS TO BECOME A WINE, BEER OR SPIRITS EXPERT IN 2020

We’ve taken a look at some of the newer courses that have emerged over the past year, to help you on your journey to becoming a drinks connoisseur.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/6-ways-to-become-a-wine-beer-or-spirits-expert-in-2020/

 

The Toasted Marshmallow Old Fashioned Recipe

For s’more lovers stuck indoors, few cocktails beat a fireplace-ready smoky Old Fashioned flavored with toasted marshmallow.

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/marshmallow-old-fashioned-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7ac910f9f2-JAN_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7ac910f9f2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7ac910f9f2-38937345&mc_cid=7ac910f9f2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

‘Dry January’ Is Destroying Bars.

In the U.K., a new concept for making a positive change at the beginning of the year has emerged: Tryanuary, a month-long promotion challenging consumers not to cut out all alcohol completely, but instead to focus on trying out new bars, pubs, beers, and brewers, with the goals of promoting moderation, supporting small businesses, and raising funds for charity.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dry-january-drynuary-bad-business/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7ac910f9f2-JAN_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7ac910f9f2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7ac910f9f2-38937345&mc_cid=7ac910f9f2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Amazon driver refuses to deliver wine to 92-year-old grandmother without ID

Talk about taking your job seriously.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/amazon-wine-delivery-grandmother-without-id

 

5 Tips for Storing Opened Wine

Wine Enthusiast polled its editors and other wine pros on the best ways to preserve the last few glasses of your open bottle.

https://www.winemag.com/2015/05/15/5-tips-for-storing-opened-wine/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

What to do with that leftover bubbly? Some ideas

Whether you are quaffing French champagne, prosecco from Italy, cava from Spain, or something domestic and sparkly, you may end up with some left in a bottle.

https://www.news-journalonline.com/lifestyle/20200101/what-to-do-with-that-leftover-bubbly-some-ideas

 

TRUMP WINERY RETAINED UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS UNTIL END OF HARVEST DESPITE KNOWING ABOUT IMMIGRATION STATUS, LAWYER CLAIMS

The Trump Winery is a 1,300-acre estate in Virginia with a large 45-room hotel named Albemarle Estate with 10 guest rooms, and a 227-acre vineyard that produces 40,000 cases of wine a year.

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-winery-vineyard-undocumented-workers-virginia-1479970

 

Everything You Can Do with Flat Champagne

Beverage directors across the country are infusing, reducing or freezing flat bubbles.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/01/leftover-champagne-recipe/

 

How To Cook With Wine

The first and most important rule:  Use only wines in your cooking that you would drink.

https://whatscookingamerica.net/WineInCooking.htm

Research Uncovers The Link Between U.S. Demographics And Beverage Alcohol Consumption

In short, their finding is that socioeconomic and demographic variables each play a role in accounting for the differences in consumption patterns.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2020/01/01/research-uncovers-the-link-between-us-demographics-and-beverage-alcohol-consumption/#517466fd5935

 

How Dry January Affects Your Gut, According To Experts

For most people, one week without consuming alcohol may help improve your sleep, your mood, your sex life, and complexion,

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-dry-january-affects-your-gut-according-to-experts-19634288

 

The bitter truth

Like wine grapes, natural vanilla grows in different places—among them Madagascar; Mexico, where it originated; or Tahiti—and has different taste profiles and potency.

https://deborahparkerwong.com/2020/01/01/the-bitter-truth/

 

St. Helena AVA — What Everyone Should Know

The St. Helena AVA is in the northern half of the Napa Valley AVA, centered around the town of St. Helena.

http://www.fredswan.wine/2019/12/26/st-helena-ava-what-everyone-should-know/

 

Taste Test: 15 Non-Alcoholic Beers to Get You Through ‘Dry January’

Believe it or not, the tiny sliver of a market for non-alcoholic beer in the U.S. is growing

https://blog.cheapism.com/best-non-alcoholic-beers/

 

Invention takes edge off cheap liquor, creates new alcoholic drinks

Most people assume alcohol causes that unpleasant burn. But the real culprits are aldehydes, ketones and other nasty chemicals. Persedo has figured out how to remove them and enhance the liquor’s pleasant flavors.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/columnists/tomlinson/article/Invention-takes-edge-off-cheap-liquor-creates-14945516.php

 

 

A Closer Look at Two Big Wine Deals

The Gallo-Constellation deal was the talk of the summer among California grapegrowers, many of whom were left in a lurch when US regulators held up on approving it.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/01/a-closer-look-at-two-big-wine-deals

 

Does Red Wine Vinegar Go Bad?

Here’s what you need to know about the shelf life of red wine vinegar.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/does-red-wine-vinegar-go-bad

 

How Keg Wine Fits Into the Wine Landscape

Somewhere between the crazes of boxed wine and canned wine, keg wine happened.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/how-keg-wine-fits-into-the-wine-landscape/

 

Eight Ways Wine Will Change in 2020

What a decade this has been for wine—both good and bad.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-03/eight-ways-wine-will-change-in-2020

10 Top-Rated California Cabernet Sauvignons of 2019

From Napa power players to Central Coast gems, here are our top 10 California Cabernets of the year.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/03/best-napa-cabernet-california/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 12-30-19

December 30, 2019

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

12-30-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The best way to wash wine glasses, according to the pros

Top winter cocktails from bars across the globe

10 Things You Should Know About Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer

 

Bacardi bottles coconut cream liqueur Coquito

Available in the US, Bacardi Coquito is made using the brand’s signature white rum mixed with toasted spices, coconut cream, vanilla, and cinnamon.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/12/bacardi-bottles-coconut-cream-liqueur/

DISPOSABLE’ MINOAN WINE CUPS REVEAL HUMAN HISTORY OF WASTE

The 3,500 year-old clay cups have been found in large quantities across Minoan sites on Crete and the other Cycladean islands they inhabited in the Bronze Age.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/disposable-minoan-wine-cups-reveal-human-history-of-waste/

CORK STOPPERS ARE ‘LONG-TERM CONTRIBUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION’, PRODUCER CLAIMS

A French closure company has claimed its production process now helps to cut the level of CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere instead of adding to it.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/cork-stoppers-are-long-term-contribution-to-climate-change-mitigation-producer-claims/

Chilling Out On Wine Delivery

According to Robert Parker, between 10 and 25 percent of wine delivered to the US alone, arrives damaged by heat.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/12/chilling-out-on-wine-delivery

Japan Is About to Become the Newest ‘It’ Region for Wine

Yamanashi is considered the epicenter of the Japanese wine industry.

https://fortune.com/longform/japan-wine-country/

 

Sherry and port offer the quickest route to hangover – and will give you a bigger headache than vodka, scientist warns

The safest thing to do, he says, is drink a large glass of water before you go to bed.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/15/sherry-port-offer-quickest-route-christmas-hangover-will-give/

 

Minnesota wineries challenge state law requiring use of homegrown grapes

The Minnesota winemaking industry has long required their beverages to consist mostly of homegrown grapes. But two wineries contended Tuesday that practice is no longer feasible or appealing to the bottom line or customer tastes.

https://stockdailydish.com/minnesota-wineries-challenge-state-law-requiring-use-of-homegrown-grapes/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=904ea67887-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_16_10_40&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-904ea67887-64683881

The Wines We Scored 100 Points in 2019

Tasters reviewed more than 25,000 wines. But only nine bottles from Champagne and Bordeaux in France, and Port’s 2017 vintage, were the epitome of perfection and deemed worthy of being scored 100 points.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/13/wines-scored-100-points-2019/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=904ea67887-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_16_10_40&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-904ea67887-64683881

10 Things You Should Know About Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer

From its Super Bowl debut, to its deep-anchored nautical roots, here are 10 more things you should know about Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bon-viv-spiked-seltzer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4abd927ca9-DEC_17_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4abd927ca9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4abd927ca9-38937345&mc_cid=4abd927ca9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Angry Orchard Just Launched a Limited-Edition Boozy Ice Cream

Hard cider maker Angry Orchard and the boozy ice cream company Tipsy Scoop have teamed up to create the seasonal blend of your dreams — a spiced cider ice cream.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/angry-orchard-ice-cream/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4abd927ca9-DEC_17_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4abd927ca9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4abd927ca9-38937345&mc_cid=4abd927ca9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

STAR WARS CREATOR GEORGE LUCAS AIMS TO SETTLE LEGAL ROW OVER NEW VINEYARD AT SKYWALKER RANCH

Skywalker Ranch is the movie ranch and workplace of film director, writer and producer Lucas located in Nicasio, California, in Marin County.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/star-wars-creator-george-lucas-aims-to-settle-legal-row-over-new-vineyard-at-skywalker-ranch/

Is Olive Oil the New Wine?

The EU exported more than $6 billion worth of olive oil in 2018 alone, but the demand hasn’t kept up with the increase in supply. Now, prices are tumbling

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2019-12-16/is-olive-oil-the-new-wine-video

Is there such a thing as umami?

Is there such a thing as umami – and can it be detected in wine?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general/there-such-thing-umami

 

The Growing Attraction of Private Wine Labels

All the indications are that private label wines are going to devour more market share over the next five years, leaving less retail space for branded wines.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/12/the-growing-attraction-of-private-wine-labels

The Biggest Food And Drink Trends For 2020

Since we’re heading into a new year, we thought it’d be fun to find out what foods and drinks will likely be on your shopping list in 2020.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/food-drink-trends-2020_l_5de973dbe4b00149f73dd323

 

New England’s Winemakers Don’t Care How They Do It in California

Funky, tart, and unlike anything made in Napa, New England’s new natural wines are changing the tastes of a generation. Don’t believe it? You must be over 40.

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/2019/12/17/new-england-winemakers/

 

Wine in Cans Will Represent 10% of Market in 2025

Year over year, wine in cans is on track to grow at least ten percent, and the most remarkable development is the variety of high-end wineries getting into this simple, cost-effective and environmentally responsible packaging; it is not unusual to see a single can selling for $20.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/12/18/wine-in-cans-will-represent-10-of-market?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=fa93aeffed-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_18_10_35&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-fa93aeffed-64683881

 

Drinking Only One Type of Wine is Bad for Your Palate (Sorry)

“Cellar palate” is a phrase used to describe a condition that can afflict winemakers when they become too accustomed to their own wines and the wines of their regions, rarely tasting bottling’s from outside their orbits.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/18/expand-your-palate-wine/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=fa93aeffed-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_18_10_35&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-fa93aeffed-64683881

 

Carboniste is a California sparkling wine that doesn’t want to be like Champagne

California sparkling wine lives in the shadow of Champagne.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Carboniste-is-a-California-sparkling-wine-that-14916019.php

How to Drink Your Way Around the New Proposed Wine Tariffs

What you might be facing at the wine shop this coming year, and how to find just-as-delicious bottles that won’t be affected by price changes.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-19/wine-tariffs-what-they-are-and-how-to-drink-around-them

The Most Important Wine Trends of the Decade (2010s)

A lot has changed since we said goodbye to the aughts and moved into the 2010s.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wine-trends-2010s/

Wine Pairings Made Simple By A Wine Expert

Balancing the abundance of different tastes, textures and flavours with the characteristics of a wine is understandably overwhelming- especially with the wide variety on the market

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4096221.html

 

Walmart wants you to buy more alcohol from its stores, so it’s adding more high-end options like Veuve Clicquot and Buffalo Trace

Walmart is overhauling its adult beverage aisles to bring in more hyper-local craft beers and high-end wines and spirits.

https://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-sells-upscale-wine-bourbon-and-craft-beer-2019-12

 

UC Davis Releases 5 New Wine Grape Varieties

Plants Are Resistant to Deadly Pierce’s Disease

https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/uc-davis-releases-five-new-wine-grape-varieties

 

A glut of hangover remedies crowd the Internet. Do any of them work?

In the absence of diligent watchdogging on the part of the Food and Drug Administration, the hangover remedy space is pervaded with a “buyer beware” skepticism. Which ones work, and which ones are snake oil?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/19/glut-hangover-remedies-crowd-internet-do-any-them-work/

 

The best performing wines of 2019

This year, only one wine from the Cote de Beaune made it into the top ten risers – Bonneau Martray Corton Charlemagne 2007, up 23% in value.

https://www.liv-ex.com/2019/12/best-performing-wines-2019/

Buying Wine In 2020? Experts Suggest Argentina, Italy, Oregon And Portugal For Value

Wine from every corner of the planet is available these days

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2019/12/18/buying-wine-in-2020-experts-suggest-argentina-italy-oregon-and-portugal-for-value/#10623143448a

What makes a winery Twitter account worth following?

The most common theme of many of these accounts is that they were boring as hell.

https://spitbucket.net/2019/12/18/what-makes-a-winery-twitter-account-worth-following/

Is There A “Correct” Temperature For Wines?

The idea that there is a “correct” temperature at which a wine should be served is largely bogus.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2019/12/18/is-there-a-correct-temperature-for-wines/#5948c62c11ef

 

NEW ASSOCIATION TO LAUNCH FOR ‘NAKED’ WINERIES OF CHILE

This would mean that member wineries must be either organic or biodynamic, and can’t add anything to the wine other than sulphur dioxide up to a maximum of 50ppm.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/new-association-to-launch-for-naked-wineries-of-chile/

 

Top winter cocktails from bars across the globe

Bartenders from top cocktail venues in Singapore, London and San Diego have taken inspiration from classic serves to produce cocktails perfect for the colder months.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/12/top-winter-cocktails-from-bars-across-the-globe/

 

How to Decant Wine in 7 Simple Steps

It actually serves a purpose.

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

 

Target Is Selling Glitter Wine Fizzers That Are Like Delicious Bath Bombs for Your Rosé

And they’re just $6 for six of them.

https://www.kctv5.com/target-is-selling-glitter-wine-fizzers-that-are-like-delicious/video_49592c15-072a-5f14-96a9-1bc0fccf5af7.html

 

The Complete Prosecco Guide

Prosecco is a sparkling wine that’s often taken for granted.


https://vinepair.com/explore/category-type/prosecco/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=26e9765e62-DEC_20_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-26e9765e62-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-26e9765e62-38937345&mc_cid=26e9765e62&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Organic wine moves out of a niche into the mainstream

Global consumption of organic wine is on track to hit almost one billion bottles a year by 2023, more than doubling over the space of a decade, driven by concerns about sustainability.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/news/organic-wine-moves-out-niche-mainstream

 

Developments In The Italian Wine Industry

Vineyard designates for Soave; A new wine from Masseto; the end of an era in Campania

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomhyland/2019/12/20/developments-in-the-italian-wine-industry/#5ed8c47d207d

 

Everything You Need to Know About Pecorino Wine

It’s the kind of grape that can be approachably youthful or age-worthy and complex.

https://vinepair.com/articles/everything-you-need-to-know-about-pecorino-wine/

 

Can You Really Pair Chocolate With Dry Wine?

For those looking to get adventurous with wine and chocolate, there are ways to make it work.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-chocolate-pairing-tips/

 

How to pair wine with tea

Interestingly enough, when tea folk describe tea, their vocabulary borrows heavily from wine-speak.

https://www.livemint.com/mint-lounge/features/how-to-pair-wine-with-tea-11576844832362.html

 

The best way to wash wine glasses, according to the pros

There’s nothing more frustrating than realizing mid-party that all your stemware (and even those glasses sans stems) have water spots on them — ultimately harmless, but definitely ruining the aesthetic appeal of a perfectly poured glass of vino

https://www.salon.com/2019/12/21/the-best-way-to-wash-wine-glasses-according-to-the-pros_partner/

 

 

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December 23, 2019

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Why Wine Costs So Much More At Restaurants

Non-alcoholic drinks: how healthy are they?

Everything you need to know about buying wine for the holidays

 

This New Gadget Will Turn Your Beer Cans Into Glasses In Seconds

The world’s first can opener specifically designed for beverage cans.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/beer-can-draft-top-gadget/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e052ca6280-DEC_9_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e052ca6280-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e052ca6280-38937345&mc_cid=e052ca6280&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Jose Cuervo makes agave-based biodegradable straw

The material decomposes up to 200 times faster than regular plastic. Microorganisms can consume the straws, meaning they can completely biodegrade within one to five years in landfill conditions.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/12/jose-cuervo-makes-agave-based-biodegradable-straws/

 

US BREWERY FORCED TO PULL BEER WITH ‘HORNY REINDEER’ LABELS

North Carolina-based Sycamore Brewing has pulled the 2019 edition of its Christmas Cookie Winter Ale after the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission paid a visit to its taproom and discovered the beer cans featured cartoon reindeer in sexual positions.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/us-brewery-forced-to-pull-beer-with-horny-reindeer-labels/

Study Looks at Adding Nickel Deposit on Wine, Liquor in NY

A new study finds adding a nickel deposit on wine and liquor in New York would help keep them out of the trash but increase the cost to retailers.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-york/articles/2019-12-08/study-looks-at-adding-nickel-deposit-on-wine-liquor-in-ny

Wine Institute presents a free e-book of holiday cocktails

The Wine Institute in San Francisco wants to make sure your party has the perfect pairing.

https://www.ktvu.com/news/wine-institute-presents-a-free-e-book-of-holiday-cocktails

What makes wine dry? It’s easy to taste, but much harder to measure

Can we eventually come up with a way to automatically assess this dryness or astringency without relying on human tasters?

https://theconversation.com/what-makes-wine-dry-its-easy-to-taste-but-much-harder-to-measure-123506

10 Things You Should Know About Truly Hard Seltzer

Read on for 10 more things you should know about Truly Hard Seltzer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/truly-hard-seltzer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6b9b954248-DEC_10_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6b9b954248-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6b9b954248-38937345&mc_cid=6b9b954248&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Napoleon’s Prison Life Included Champagne, Roasted Pigs, and Butlers

Based on a collection of handwritten notes auctioned off in 2015, which detailed the copious allowance of wine and provisions granted to Napoleon and a group of his officers in 1820, the disgraced emperor may have actually enjoyed his exile to a certain extent.

https://vinepair.com/articles/napolean-prison-champagne-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6b9b954248-DEC_10_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6b9b954248-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6b9b954248-38937345&mc_cid=6b9b954248&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

AMORIM LAUNCHES NEW SCRATCH AND SNIFF CLOSURES

Amorim states that stoppers can be used to create “unusual ambient settings”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/amorim-launches-new-scratch-and-sniff-closures/

The One Thing Wine Lovers Don’t Know About Themselves

A lot of chemistry and physics are behind how you perceive a sip of wine.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/one-thing-wine-lovers-dont-know-about-themselves-103372

How Drinking Red Wine Affects Your Body Is Less Clear Than You Thought

There are many experts who believe the French Paradox can be explained by many other factors having nothing to do with red wine,

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-drinking-red-wine-affects-your-body-is-less-clear-than-you-thought-19370107

Understanding Jura, the French Wine Region You’ve (Probably) Never Heard of

Jura rests in the north of France, between the exalted vineyards of Burgundy and the Swiss border.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/jura-french-wine-region/

7 Merry Ways to Pair Christmas Cookies With Wine

Seven top recommendations for pairing vino with gingerbread, jam thumbprints, snickerdoodles, and everything else your tartan tin contains.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/desserts/christmas-cookie-wine-pairing

Looking for the Wine List? Check Instagram

How savvy somms are using social media to hype their wines.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-instagram-social-media-restaurants

Drinkers with college degrees prefer wine more than 2X as much as those less educated

The biggest threat to the wine industry in the next decade may be coming from regular wine drinkers substituting wine for other drinks at certain occasions, such as hard seltzer and cannabis wine

What’s becoming apparent from Wine Intelligence tracking data is that the wine category in the US is now being affected by trends relating to moderation and portfolio diversification.

https://www.wineintelligence.com/the-plural-drinker/

Are Wine Tastings A Farce?

After two or three courses can the palate be that discerning as to how well such beverages go with such involved recipes? Have you really learned anything about the wines worth using at your next dinner?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2019/12/10/are-wine-tastings-a-farce/#1f4281b72928

What Can We Learn from the Wine in Moderation Movement?

Wine in Moderation was founded in 2008 at a time when the European wine industry faced a growing threat. It wasn’t just that wine demand was falling — that had been going on for a couple of decades. And it wasn’t just the global financial crisis, either, although that didn’t help. It was rising anti-alcohol sentiments and policies that threatened wine both as an economic activity and also as an integral part of European culture.

https://wineeconomist.com/2019/12/10/wim/

MillerCoors plans to launch Vizzy, a hard seltzer with the antioxidant vitamin C, in 2020

Seeking to capture a bigger piece of the booming hard seltzer market

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/news/millercoors-plans-launch-vizzy-hard-seltzer-antioxidant-vitamin-c-2020?sf225724556=1

What Oak Trees Mean to the Health of Vineyards

There’s something iconic about driving through California’s Central Coast and seeing giant oak trees scattered across the landscape

https://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/what-oak-trees-mean-to-the-health-of-vineyards/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=c28f3a1018-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_10_10_42&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-c28f3a1018-64683881

The Top 10 Beers of 2019

Aaron Goldfarb picks the most memorable beers he tasted this year.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/top-10-beers-2019-bearded-iris-threes-brewing-sapwood-cellars-russian-river/

GLOBAL ORGANIC WINE CONSUMPTION TO HIT ONE BILLION BOTTLES BY 2023

Almost one billion bottles of organic wine are expected to be consumed around the world by 2023, new research has revealed, more than doubling from the 441 million bottles recorded in 2013.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/global-organic-wine-consumption-to-hit-one-billion-bottles-by-2023/

Everything you need to know about buying wine for the holidays

Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. It’s also the season when the most anticipated meals of the year warrant wines that will live up to the hype.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/dining/wine/2019/12/10/everything-know-buying-wine-gifts-holiday-season/4358208002/

10 Under-the-Radar Places Wine Lovers Need to Visit Now

These unsung gems have all the charm and none of the crowds.

https://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/a29797844/under-the-radar-places-wine-lovers/

3 Unexpectedly Insightful Non-Wine Books That Will Open Your Mind About Wine

Here were three books from this year’s list that helped to shift my thinking about some of the more salient topics in the wine world today.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/12/10/3-unexpectedly-insightful-non-wine-books-that-will-open-your-mind-about-wine/#42adf7a521cb

Empire Vines: A Quick Guide to New York Wine

What comes to mind when you hear New York wine? Most would say white table cloth restaurants with wine lists the length of the Brooklyn Bridge.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/new-york-state-wine-guide/

Napa Technology Announces New WineStation® Cellar: Dispenses and Stores Wine

WineStation® is the most effective temperature-controlled wine dispensing and preservation system in the marketplace today

Napa Technology’s WineStation Cellar in home.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/napa-technology-announces-new-winestation-cellar-dispenses-and-stores-wine-300972691.html

The Essential Guide to Port, a Global Powerhouse Born of a Happy Accident

What is Port, anyway?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/10/port-essential-guide/

5 reasons *not* to give wine this holiday season

Here are 5 reasons not to give the gift of alcohol to those you don’t know well:

https://blog.timesunion.com/kristi/2019/12/10/5-reasons-not-to-give-wine-this-holiday-season/

Why There’s a Bump in the Bottom of a Wine Bottle

There are many theories behind the indentation at the base of most wine bottles and no go-to when it comes to the most plausible reason (shocking, right?).

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/wine-bottle-punt-explanation/

Why are wine producers in Spain moving their vineyards uphill?

Spanish winemakers are having to adapt to the effects of global warming, and many are moving their vineyards further up the mountains

https://www.euronews.com/2019/12/11/why-are-wine-producers-in-spain-moving-their-vineyards-uphill

The Countries That Drink The Most Bourbon

Spain’s love for bourbon is top in the world.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/countries-drink-most-bourbon-top-25-2018/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=864588d821-DEC_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-864588d821-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-864588d821-38937345&mc_cid=864588d821&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Is Hard Seltzer A Fad? New Data Suggests Otherwise

Is hard seltzer here to stay or will sales of the fizzy alcoholic water eventually go flat?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisfurnari/2019/12/10/is-hard-seltzer-a-fad-new-data-suggests-otherwise/#680d01d64f5b

Five Important Wine Trends and Predictions for 2020

It’s not always easy to make predictions, but it is fun.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2019/12/five-important-wine-trends-and-predictions-for-2020/

 

The Art and Science of Aging Beer

A cold, fresh beer is tasty and all, but have you ever tried one that’s perfectly aged in a basement beer cellar?

https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-science/aging-beer.htm

 

 

Wine Lovers Can’t Get Enough of This Merlot-Scented Soap (and No, It Won’t Get You Drunk)

There are whiskey and beer versions, too

https://people.com/lifestyle/red-wine-soap-amazon/

What’s a Négociant?

Everything You Need to Know about Wine Buyers

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

Plenty to Go Around with these Wine-Buying Basics

This is the season to eat, drink and make merry. When planning a holiday menu, don’t forget to include the wine.

https://www.northeastohioboomer.com/blogs/plenty-to-go-around-with-these-wine-buying-basics/

Non-alcoholic drinks: how healthy are they?

Alcohol-free beer and wine are certainly healthier options. But does that mean they’re good for you?

https://theconversation.com/non-alcoholic-drinks-how-healthy-are-they-127943

Gallo-Constellation planned wine, spirits deal now $1.1B after trimming brands

They are trimming their $1.7 billion deal for lower-priced Constellation wines announced earlier this year, after regulator concerns about the transaction.

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/solanocounty/10455021-181/gallo-constellation-wine-business-acquisition?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=f8f428c121-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_12_10_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-f8f428c121-64683881

FOUR MAJOR LAWS SHAKING UP THE DRINKS WORLD

To make sense of it all and narrow the focus to what changes folks should really be concerned or excited about, we tapped legal minds all over the country

http://www.spiritedbiz.com/by-the-book-four-major-laws-shaking-up-the-drinks-world/

SUSSEX CLAIMS WORLD’S SMALLEST VINEYARD

Officially designated the Buckwell’s two grape vines in their Kitchen Garden as UK’s vineyard number 9321.

http://www.greatbritishwine.com/news/sussex-claims-worlds-smallest-vineyard/

The Best Limoncello Recipe You’ll Ever Make

Unlike many DIY projects, homemade limoncello provides maximum reward for minimal effort.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-limoncello-recipe-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8673a16b18-DEC_13_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8673a16b18-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8673a16b18-38937345&mc_cid=8673a16b18&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

7 Ways To Open A Bottle Of Wine Without A Corkscrew

Most of these methods aren’t 100% foolproof. In fact, they are all prone to screw up your bottle of wine if done incorrectly or without proper care

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-ways-to-open-a-bottle-of-wine-without-a-corkscrew/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8673a16b18-DEC_13_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8673a16b18-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8673a16b18-38937345&mc_cid=8673a16b18&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why Wine Costs So Much More At Restaurants

What goes into the pricing of a bottle of wine and why it’s so much more expensive table side.

https://cheddar.com/media/why-wine-costs-so-much-more-at-restaurants

500+ Wineries Add Augmented Reality to Labels

Augmented reality and artificial intelligence are propelling more than 500 wineries across the globe into futuristic marketing that cleverly connects wine-labels with millennial wine-lovers.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/12/12/500-wineries-add-augmented-reality-to-labels

The Best 50 Wines Under $50, 2019 Edition

After a year of sipping and swirling, a wine critic finds a whole constellation of new stars—ranging from cheap, fun fizz to exotic unfamiliar grapes.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-13/best-50-wines-under-50-2019-edition-red-white-orange-fizzy

 

10 Best Wines for Mulling, According to Sommeliers

There’s a widespread belief that wines used in flavored beverages like sangria and mulled wine don’t have to be high-quality

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-wine-for-mulled-wine/

 

Four Christmas recipes for alternatives to mulled wine

From a warming cava spritz to a port and cranberry sangria, festive party tipples that can be prepped in advance

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/dec/14/christmas-recipes-alternatives-mulled-wine-cinnamon-spritz-mulled-cider-sherry-cobbler-winter-sangria

 

How to choose wine for a Christmas party

Why not take along a bottle you actually want to drink? You can always tuck it behind the toaster once you’ve poured yourself a glass

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/dec/13/how-choose-wine-christmas-party-fiona-beckett

 

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Liquor Industry News 12-16-19

December 16, 2019

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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12-16-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Repeal Day For the Three Tier System is Coming

Wine Shops’ Biggest Mistake

Hard seltzer category to triple in US by 2023

 

AUSTRALIA UNVEILS ‘LABEL DIRECTORY’ TO PROTECT WINE BRANDS

Legislation introduced by the Australian parliament today will establish a wine export label directory to protect Australian wine brands from copycat and fake labeling.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/australia-unveils-label-directory-to-protect-wine-brands/

 

OPPOSITION INCREASED TO TOTAL WINES’ PROPOSED NEW YORK STORE

Opposition to US wine retailer Total Wines & More’s  proposed Queen’s store has cranked up a notch, after 36 state and federal officials, some of whom who had previously supported the project, allegedly withdrew their support.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/opposition-increased-to-total-wines-proposed-new-york-store/

 

NEW INVENTION IN SPAIN REMOVES ALCOHOL CONTENT FROM WINE

The Alacarte machine is very simple to use and makes use of an innovative medical technology, similar to that of dialysis

https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/12/01/new-invention-in-spain-removes-alcohol-content-from-wine/#.XeaJva2ZPos

 

A new, easier methodology for assessing copper in white wine

A new methodology that makes it easier for wineries to assess copper (Cu) in white wine has been developed through a collaboration between the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) and the Australian Wine Research institute (AWRI).

https://winetitles.com.au/a-new-easier-methodology-for-assessing-copper-in-white-wine/

This Is Your Body On A Hangover

Curious what’s actually happening internally the day after drinking?

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hangover-effects-symptoms_l_5ddd46c2e4b0d50f3297d0d3?guccounter=1

 

 

Fertility and Wine

it is probably best for pregnant women to desist from alcohol during the first trimester of pregnancy but the evidence that moderate wine consumption (1–2 glasses of wine per week) during the second and third trimester are harmful is difficult to elici

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2019/12/01/fertility-and-wine/

 

FedEx, why won’t you deliver my wine samples?

Wine complicates the situation, since it requires an adult signature. The driver just can’t leave the package and zip back to the truck, but has to wait for someone to come to the door to sign the handheld.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/fedex-why-wont-you-deliver-my-wine-samples/

 

The real reason consumers reject Riesling

It’s not just that consumers identify it as “too sweet”, says Roger Morris. It’s also that it’s not very food friendly.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/real-reason-consumers-reject-riesling

 

TRUMP THREATENS 100% TARIFFS ON FRENCH FIZZ AND CHEESE

The US government has proposed tariffs of up to 100% on French goods, including sparkling wine, cheese and handbags, valued at US$2.4 billion in retaliation to a French tax placed on American tech companies.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/trump-threatens-100-tariffs-on-french-fizz-and-cheese/

CRISTAL LAUNCHES FIRST ‘BIODYNAMIC’ CRISTAL

Louis Roederer has announced the release of the 2012 vintage of Cristal, the first to be made from 100% biodynamically farmed grapes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/cristal-launches-first-biodynamic-cristal/

The History of Sparkling Wine Includes Accidental Science and Exceptional Champagne

As you raise a glass of bubbly to toast the new year (or an average Tuesday), take a moment to drink in the centuries of culture and innovation in your glass.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/02/history-sparkling-wine/

Raventós Codorníu – the oldest winegrowing business in Spain

With nearly 500 years of history, Raventós Codorníu is the oldest winegrowing business in Spain, and one of the oldest in the world.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/02/raventos-codorniu-the-oldest-winegrowing-business-in-spain/

 

Walmart’s “Rosé Wine Drink Enhancer” Will Make Your Water Taste Like, Well, Rosé

The product is a pretty standard flavor additive, one you put a few drops of into a glass of water in order to transform the taste completely.

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a30079342/rose-wine-water-enhancer/

 

What the new DO Rueda classifications mean

This is the condensed version of all the changes that will soon be published and official in the pliego so you can see that there’s a lot to take in, some of it great, some of it odd, and some of it very, very interesting.

https://www.hudin.com/what-the-new-do-rueda-classifications-mean/

 

 

Wine Spectator Top 100 Wine Values Under $25

We Have Many In Stock!

https://top100.winespectator.com/values/?utm_campaign=SipsTips120319&utm_source=SipsTips120319&utm_medium=email&utm_content=91848befbbb49a6a959f1361e3e000aa

 

France to become leading consumer of organic wine

In 2019, the rankings showed Germany on top, followed by France, the UK, Italy, and the US.

https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/France-to-become-world-consumer-of-organic-wine-by-2021-overtaking-Germany-as-natural-wine-grows-too

 

When It Comes To The World Of Wine, The Future Is Flat

A new design, made from recycled plastic, could be the biggest advance in wine ‘packaging’ for 200 years, and help to reduce the sector’s environmental impact.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikescott/2019/12/03/when-it-comes-to-wine-the-future-may-be-flat/#2044836f1ac2

 

Is It Time to Change How We Describe Wine?

It’s far easier for us to convey emotion with wine than throw out subjective tasting notes

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/03/how-we-describe-wine/

 

New PD-Resistant Wine Grape Varieties Named and Released

Patents Filed for Walker-bred Cultivars Developed at UCD

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=223142

 

How to Upgrade Your Popcorn Nights With Bubbly

The brilliant thing about sparkling wine is that it’s at its best when teamed up with crispy, salty, or buttery snacks — the simpler the better.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-upgrade-your-popcorn-nights-with-bubbly-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6e1d4bfa86-DEC_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6e1d4bfa86-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6e1d4bfa86-38937345&mc_cid=6e1d4bfa86&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Drinks ordering app aims to improve ‘efficiency’

The newly launched Beam app encourages imbibers to order drinks from their tables using a smartphone. They will only be prompted to go the bar when their drinks are being created.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/12/drinks-ordering-app-aims-to-improve-efficiency/

 

CAVA REGULATOR ANNOUNCES NEW GEOGRAPHICAL ZONES FOR SPANISH FIZZ

Sparkling wine made in Spain will soon be labelled according to exactly where it was produced, according to the president of the Cava DO.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/cava-regulator-announces-new-geographical-zones-for-spanish-fizz/

 

Nomacorc announces the release of grape-based stoppers in 2020

Also announced a new innovation for its Green Line range of stoppers made from sugar cane.

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-90726-Nomacorc-announces-the-release-of-grape-based-stoppers-in-2020.htm

 

Jimmy Fallon Learns About Wine Tasting with Gary Vaynerchuk

Vaynerchuk, known for his enthusiastic and high-energy persona, taught Fallon about the color, nose and taste of red wine.

https://youtu.be/HCeB5SNfNe8

 

Certificate program develops understanding of beer selection

In response, the School of Hotel Administration has launched a Beer Essentials certificate program to help hospitality industry professionals develop the end-to-end understanding of beer production, tasting and selection necessary for establishing an effective beer program.

http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2019/12/certificate-program-develops-understanding-beer-selection

HOW TO MAKE AND SELL CANNED WINE, ACCORDING TO THE EXPERTS

Insights and advice for producers who want to cash in on the trend.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/how-to-make-and-sell-canned-wine-according-to-the-experts/

Religion, Royalty, and Bubbles: How Champagne Became the Go-To Drink for Celebrating

The tale of how Champagne became the belle of the ball, is one of religion, royalty, European aristocracy, and — like most things relating to the history of French wine — calculated marketing.

https://vinepair.com/articles/history-of-champagne-nye-parties/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5b1f4f98c7-DEC_5_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5b1f4f98c7-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5b1f4f98c7-38937345&mc_cid=5b1f4f98c7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

FitVine Wine Uncorks A New Bright And Bold Look

California-Based Winemaker Debuts a Vibrant Label and Approachable Logo Design Sharing the Brand’s Unique Winemaking Philosophy

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fitvine-wine-uncorks-a-new-bright-and-bold-look-300969058.html

4 New England breweries landed on Wine Enthusiast’s annual best beers list

Wine Enthusiast recently released its list of the Top 25 Beers of 2019,

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2019/12/04/wine-enthusiast-top-25-beers-2019-new-england

A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING WINE THROUGH NUMBERS

Turns out, there are a lot of numbers involved in the world of wine. So, to help you learn a few wine basics, we’re revealing some key numerical factoids worth noting,

https://www.winecountry.com/blog/wine-basics-by-the-numbers/

Korbel Goes Italian

Korbel & Bros. is launching a Prosecco, produced and bottled in the Prosecco DOC under the Charmat method and made of 100% Glera grapes. Some 10,000 cases of the new Korbel Prosecco will be released this year, retailing at $15 a 750-ml. and initially available in Colorado, Florida, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina. A national rollout is planned for next year.

Throwing fermented grape skins on icy roads could help cut down our salt use

That means less road salt entering our waterways and degrading our asphalt, bridges, and cars.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90438438/throwing-some-fermented-grape-skins-on-icy-roads-could-help-cut-down-our-salt-use

how to respond to the boom in organic wine sales

The background to the boom in organic wines and how to make the most out of listing them.

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/miles-macinnes-on-growth-in-organic-wines-and-opportunities-for-restaurants/

7 Things You Should Know About Bubbly

To start you on your journey of everyday sparkling, here are seven things you didn’t know about the wines

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-things-you-should-know-about-bubbly/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=729bcd66e8-DEC_6_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-729bcd66e8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-729bcd66e8-38937345&mc_cid=729bcd66e8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Hard seltzer category to triple in US by 2023

Led by brands White Claw and Truly, the category is already larger by volume than the leading spirits category in the US – vodka.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/12/hard-seltzer-category-to-triple-in-us-by-2023/

Who Suffers from Tariffs on Wine? You Do

How do tariffs work?

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/who-suffers-from-tariffs-on-wine-you-do

TOP 100 SPIRITS OF 2019

Whether you lean toward classic or creative, rest assured that all of these selections deserve a place on your bar.

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

7 Beer & Wine Subscriptions That Make Great Gifts

Is it just me, or does holiday gift shopping get harder every year?

https://www.sheknows.com/living/articles/2135237/beer-and-wine-subscription-gifts/

Total Wine Appeals To U.S. Supreme Court In Connecticut Minimum Pricing Case

In Connecticut, drinks wholesalers must post their prices in advance so that competing wholesalers can match them, hold those prices for a month, and may not offer volume discounts to retailers. This provision prevents larger businesses, like Total Wine & More, from using their size and scale to the advantage of the company and consumers, according to the retailer.

https://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2019/12/06/24394/total-wine-appeals-to-u-s-supreme-court-in-connecticut-minimum-pricing-case/

Is The Burgundy Comparison Good For Oregon Wine?

Is comparing Oregon wine to Burgundy a net positive association for Oregon wine?

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2019/12/is-the-burgundy-comparison-good-for-oregon-wine/

Wine Shops’ Biggest Mistake

The biggest mistake that wine shops make, regardless if they’re a boutique indy or big box retailer, is not hiring the right people.

https://spitbucket.net/2019/12/05/wine-shops-biggest-mistake/

The critical factor in terroir

With global warming, we’re learning that choosing the right grape is more important than ever.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/critical-factor-terroir

Repeal Day For the Three Tier System is Coming

Whether your services are required or not, whether your services are good or bad, your services must be used…so said the law in nearly every state.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2019/12/repeal-day-for-the-three-tier-system-is-coming/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=91afd32c50-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_06_07_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-91afd32c50-64683881

Should Massachusetts lift its ban on coupons for beer, wine, and liquor?

In an attempt to protect the small Massachusetts-owned package stores that operate across the Commonwealth, the Legislature has long prohibited the sellers from discounting the product below the invoice cost.

A bill I have introduced in the Legislature, House Bill 345, would not lift this restriction. What it would do is allow any retailer, large or small, to offer coupons to its consumers.

In Massachusetts, the alcohol regulatory system is built on control practices that balance consumer demand and commercial interests against public safety concerns. The primary public safety objective is preventing the return of predatory corporate conduct that encourages the reintroduction of cheap alcohol. A return of monopolies is another concern.

Do you feel allowing coupons will be good for consumers or bad for safety?

There is a poll on this link that when last checked was 90% in favor of lifting coupon ban.!

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/globelocal/2019/12/06/should-massachusetts-lift-its-ban-coupons-for-beer-wine-and-liquor/dp5P6NHHans7l2QOuVAdkI/story.html

Corvo: A Sicilian Classic

Corvo is a Sicilian legend, a storied brand with noble roots.

We stock the Pinot Noir. Great Value at $10!!

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/06/corvo-a-sicilian-classic/

Milford MA selectmen: Not having available liquor licenses ‘stifles’ economic development

Selectmen are seeking to get a handle on the town’s supply of liquor licenses, saying that not having any on hand to give to new businesses “stifles” economic development.

https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20191207/milford-selectmen-not-having-available-liquor-licenses-stifles-economic-development

Is Natural Wine Dead?

The movement, built on honesty and simplicity, is being corrupted by opportunists.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/07/opinion/sunday/natural-organic-wine.html

5 Genius Tricks to Transform Your Trader Joe’s Two-Buck Chuck Into “Finer” Wine

Here are five genius tips to salvage an inexpensive bottle of wine that’ll impress your guests (that is, of course, if they’re not a professional sommelier)!

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/beverages/trader-joes-wine-hacks

Buying boxed wine not necessarily a bad thing

A convenient way to stock up for a big holiday celebration

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/food/buying-boxed-not-necessarily-a-bad-thing-565885642.html

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Liquor Industry News 12-09-19

December 9, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

12-09-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine Industry Flourishing Thanks To Millennials

Tito’s bottles sport ‘ugly’ festive hoodies

Thank fungi for cheese, wine and beer this holiday season

 

What Makes French Wine So Great?

France is still considered the best winemaker in the world thanks to its status as a mecca of vins de terroir, affected by more than two thousand years of history.

https://frenchly.us/what-makes-french-wines-so-special/

These Are the Three New White Claw Flavors Coming in 2020

Adding to the six-strong original will be tangerine, lemon, and watermelon

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/new-white-claw-flavors-watermelon-lemon-tangerine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6accebec5d-NOV_25_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6accebec5d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6accebec5d-38937345&mc_cid=6accebec5d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Independent Liquor Stores Will Become Obsolete

Believe Nearly One Out Of Every Two Owners

https://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2019/11/22/independent-liquor-stores-will-become-obsolete-believe-nearly-one-out-of-two-owners/#75aee78a7b9b

The old matter of wine scores versus notes

The moral is obvious: a high score doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone will (let alone should!) like the wine.

https://winemag.co.za/tim-james-the-old-matter-of-wine-scores-versus-notes/

Why does wine need to be made from grapes?

Wine is and always has been made from grapes. It’s just a fact of life. But does that have to be the case for ever more?

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/alistair-morrell-why-does-wine-still-need-to-be-made-from-grapes/

What Is a Delicious Wine?

So what more is required for a wine to be “delicious”?

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2019/11/25/what-is-a-delicious-wine/

Cumberland Farms’s ballot question to expand alcohol sales faces legal fight — from the packies

At issue this time: a ballot question pushed by Cumberland Farms that would create a new kind of beer-and-wine license for food sellers, to be made available at local authorities’ discretion, with no limits on the amount any one company could control.

https://www-bostonglobe-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/11/25/cumberland-farms-ballot-question-expand-alcohol-sales-faces-legal-fight-from-packies/wVidU10C1NCPTsZxE9c8tI/story.html?outputType=amp

8 Questions About Hot Buttered Rum, Answered

Read on to learn more about the historically decadent libation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/hot-buttered-rum-guide-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d49f3fc03a-NOV_26_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d49f3fc03a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d49f3fc03a-38937345&mc_cid=d49f3fc03a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How learning about wine can improve the way one drinks

The world of wine can sometimes feel intimidating to the uninitiated, but a bit of knowledge about wine from experts can help anyone navigate everyday situations.

https://www.willcoxrangenews.com/free_access/article_817f8588-0fdc-11ea-bebf-b314cbce923f.html

Drink the Season: 10 Holiday Cookie and Dessert Wine Pairings

The list of traditional holiday cookies is long. But what should you sip alongside them?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/25/10-best-cookie-wine-pairings/

Why We Should Be Talking About Open-Air Winemaking

As winemakers return to traditional methods, they’re thinking outside the building

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-we-should-be-talking-about-open-air-winemaking/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=79898275&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8TS0_AS7aLBjMOKlbttfzB5m6UzmzFKHnB3-2ep5f0iDHYwYmg2pEHDVJXLpdAYrrIZ_nDiG-ZugkFhGm7azytnAM4P5W8HBZMK-_Mm7KgJelRS94&_hsmi=79899036

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Petaluma Gap AVA — What Everyone Should Know

The AVA overlaps the border between Sonoma and Marin counties.

http://www.fredswan.wine/2019/11/25/petaluma-gap-ava-what-everyone-should-know/

Thank fungi for cheese, wine and beer this holiday season

What are the genetic changes that led to their domestication? And how on Earth did our ancestors figure out how to domesticate them?

https://theconversation.com/thank-fungi-for-cheese-wine-and-beer-this-holiday-season-125793

‘First’ snack to cut alcohol absorption launches

Eating the Sobar before drinking is said to reduce peak blood alcohol concentration by 50% – compared to a 25% reduction after eating a regular snack mix.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/11/first-snack-to-cut-alcohol-absorption-launches/

This Man’s Whisky Collection Just Won a Guinness World Record

A collection of 535 old and rare Scotch whiskies valued to be worth $13.9 million

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/worlds-most-expensive-whisky-collection/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=702f8cb447-NOV_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-702f8cb447-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-702f8cb447-38937345&mc_cid=702f8cb447&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Complete Guide to Alpine Spirits, and How to Use Them

Highlighting the mountain range’s bounty of fruits, nuts, flowers, and herbs is a diverse selection of spirits and liqueurs produced in the region’s eight countries, from which the importer curates its selection.

https://vinepair.com/articles/alpine-spirts-liqueurs-cocktails-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=702f8cb447-NOV_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-702f8cb447-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-702f8cb447-38937345&mc_cid=702f8cb447&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Three Quick Tips to Chill Wine Fast

Let’s get this out of the way: There’s no magic way to chill your wine to proper serving temperature in a matter of minutes.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/26/three-tips-chill-wine-fast/

 

Researchers Recreated Wine from Leonardo da Vinci’s Vineyard

A limited run of 330 bottles is set to be auctioned off.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/leonardo-da-vinci-casa-degli-atellani-wine

 

What’s a perfume lover to do about wine?

When you start out wine tasting, one of the first things you’re told is to avoid wearing fragrance. It will distort the aromas and leave you unable to appreciate what you’re drinking.

https://www.ruralnewsgroup.co.nz/wine-grower/wg-opinion/what-s-a-perfume-lover-to-do-about-wine

 

Tito’s bottles sport ‘ugly’ festive hoodies

American vodka brand Tito’s has revamped last year’s Ugly Sweater Christmas gift pack with an Ugly Hoodie iteration for the festive season.

IN STOCK!

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/11/titos-bottles-sport-ugly-festive-hoodies-in-gtr/

 

15 Easy Wine Cocktails You Can Make With Boxed Wine for the Holidays

There are countless holiday cocktail recipes on the internet, and sometimes sorting through them can make it seem like it isn’t even worth it.

https://stylecaster.com/easy-wine-cocktails/

 

 

Direct-To-Consumer And Traditional Wine Retailing Are Not Rivals, Says An Expert

Only 14% of independent retailers stock their beverage alcohol shelves based not on trends but on in-store sales activity.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/11/29/direct-to-consumer-and-traditional-wine-retailing-are-not-rivals-says-an-expert/#738ebcb64788

How to Clean a Decanter, According to Five Wine Professionals

It all depends on the size, shape and overall preciousness of your decanter.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/29/how-clean-wine-decanter-tips/

How The “Sideways Effect” Helped Shaped The Wine Industry

Causing an increase in Pinot Noir consumption, while decreasing merlot consumption. Additionally, it helped create a tourist boom in the San Ynez Valley, where the story takes place.

https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/news/2019/11/29/how-the–sideways-effect–helped-shape-the-wine-industry

 

Why Chardonnay Is Not the Boring White Wine You Think It Is

Paradoxically, Chardonnay is both one of the most popular and most controversial wines in the world.

https://fortune.com/2019/11/30/what-chardonnay-white-wine-should-i-buy/

 

Classic Chicken Marsala

Despite the cooking wines labeled “marsala” in U.S. supermarkets, true Marsala is an appellation-designated wine from Western Sicily


https://www.winemag.com/recipe/classic-chicken-marsala/

 

 

HEALTHY SNACKS TO PAIR WITH YOUR WINE PARTY

Wine and cheese nights have been adapting over the years. With an interest in health-conscious eating on the rise, people want to indulge mindfully when they savor a glass of their favorite vintage

https://www.coldist.com/healthy-snacks-to-pair-with-your-wine-party/

 

Fumé Blanc Is Sauvignon Blanc. So How Did It Get A Different Name?

Back in the 1960s legendary winemaker Robert Mondavi wanted to make a high quality white wine from the sauvignon blanc grape

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ginapace/2019/11/30/fum-blanc-is-sauvignon-blanc-so-how-did-it-get-a-different-name/#77f856152069

 

Wine Industry Flourishing Thanks To Millennials

They are much more prone to spending on experiences, be it food or travel. Instead of hankering for possessions, millennials are choosing to chase a richer life of pleasure, which sometimes includes luxurious wines.

http://blogs.bu.edu/suechen/wine-industry-flourishing-thanks-to-millennials/

 

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December 2, 2019

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Only idiots take wine to a dinner party, says TV etiquette expert

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

All the Anise Spirits That Aren’t Absinthe, Explained

 

Jack Daniel’s Finally Releases Its Advent Calendar In the U.S.

The sleek, black calendar features 18 mini bottles of the brand’s whiskeys

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/jack-daniels-advent-calendar/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=344655066f-NOV_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-344655066f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-344655066f-38937345&mc_cid=344655066f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Andre

E.&J. Gallo has extended its André sparkling wine brand with 375-ml. cans. Retailing at $4 a can, the new packaging is debuting for André’s Brut and Brut Rosé sparklers and is backed by a tie-in with holiday apparel company Tipsy Elves, which includes André branded sweaters and other offerings. The André brand was down 4% to 1.8 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

Popping a Champagne cork is rocket science, says study

It is already known that storing Champagne at higher temperatures increases the pressure in the bottle versus the air outside.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/champagne-cork-popping-study-426794/#s0s4F8ajAZvbDKvU.99

10 Things You Should Know About WhistlePig Whiskey

In a few short years, WhistlePig has become a well-known brand, offering the most-awarded rye whiskeyin the world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/whistlepig-whiskey-best-rye/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a7c2e1e528-NOV_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a7c2e1e528-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a7c2e1e528-38937345&mc_cid=a7c2e1e528&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The 25 Biggest Cheese Exporting Countries in the World

See which countries make the most dough for their dairy.

https://vinepair.com/articles/top-cheese-countries-world-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a7c2e1e528-NOV_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a7c2e1e528-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a7c2e1e528-38937345&mc_cid=a7c2e1e528&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Here’s Why Shiraz Is the Most Popular Red Wine in Australia

Shiraz was one of the first grape varieties brought to Australia by James Busby. Busby was one of the forefathers of the wine industry in the early 1800s

https://vinepair.com/articles/heres-why-shiraz-is-the-most-popular-red-wine-in-australia/

7 Tips To Improve Your Staff’s Wine Education

By teaching your employees the following seven things about wine, you can wow your guests and drive repeat visitors.

https://totalfood.com/wine-education-7-tips-to-improve-your-staff/

Washington closes in on six new AVAs as wineries pass 1,000 mark

The new AVAs, which should be formalised over “the next six to 12 months”, according to Washington State Wine’s Doug Marshall, follow a significant psychological landmark for the industry, which reached 1,000 wineries this autumn, having expanded from just 200 back in 2003.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/26245/Washington_closes_in_on_six_new_AVAs_as_wineries_pass_1,000_mark.html

Wine Opinions Launches Monthly Newsletter

Company publishes newsletter revealing buying habits of wine consumers and trade professionals

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=222473

What’s Up with Italian Wine in the U.S. Market?

Italian wine has a lot going for it in the U.S. market. Wines from Italy are by far the largest category of imported wines.

https://wineeconomist.com/2019/11/19/italian-wine/

Uncovering the pathway to wine’s acidity

University of Adelaide wine researchers say their latest discovery may one day lead to winemakers being able to manipulate the acidity of wines without the costly addition of tartaric acid.

https://www.newswise.com/articles/uncovering-the-pathway-to-wine-s-acidity

Should You Smell the Cork When Opening Wine? Always.

Tradition has held that you should inspect the cork. Indeed, there are two things you should look for.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/11/12/smelling-wine-cork-when-open-wine/

All the Anise Spirits That Aren’t Absinthe, Explained

A guide to the world’s most well-known anise spirits and liqueurs, including ouzo, sambuca, pastis, and the lesser-known-to-us raki, arak, and Chinchón.

https://vinepair.com/articles/anise-spirits-absinthe-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=012a206620-NOV_20_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-012a206620-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-012a206620-38937345&mc_cid=012a206620&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Venice’s Island Vineyard Venissa Tries to Save Rare Grapes After Floods

The flooding began on Sunday, Nov. 10. By Tuesday, waters had submerged nearly 80 percent of the city

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/venice-vineyard-flood-rare-grape/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=012a206620-NOV_20_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-012a206620-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-012a206620-38937345&mc_cid=012a206620&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Are the awards stickers on wine bottles even important?

Wander through your neighbourhood liquor store or the wine section of the local supermarket, and there’s a pretty good chance that your eye will be caught by the flash of stickers adorning bottles.

https://m.food24.com/Drinks/Wine/Features/are-the-awards-stickers-on-wine-bottles-even-important-20191023

PLANTINGS IN BAROLO TO BE HALTED FOR THREE YEARS

Vine plantings in Barolo will be put on hold for three years from January 2020 in order to regulate production of the revered Italian red, the region’s consorzio has revealed.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/plantings-in-barolo-to-be-halted-for-three-years/

Does It Make Any Difference If Wine Is Aged In Stainless Steel, Concrete, Wood Or Egg Tank?

The short answer is: Yes, it does make a difference what kind of container is used for ageing. The taste will be different.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2019/11/19/difference-wine-aged-in-stainless-steel-concrete-wood-egg-tank/#a67621f563ad

New System Stops Aroma Loss During Active Fermentation

A new machine is now available to help winemakers retain the aromas that normally escape, along with carbon dioxide, during the winemaking process.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=222676

Study finds worrying can make hangovers feel worse

After identifying two distinct types of hangover symptoms, those that were stress-related and those that were dehydration-related

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/11/study-finds-worrying-can-make-hangovers-feel-worse/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=2946953fe9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_20_10_43&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-2946953fe9-64683881

How to Set Up Your Home Bar, According to Bartenders

How you stock your bar is essential to entertaining at home.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-best-setup-home-bar-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5f08cecca3-NOV_21_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5f08cecca3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5f08cecca3-38937345&mc_cid=5f08cecca3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Coors Light brewed with Jonas Brothers hits retail

Available via an online retailer in five U.S. markets — Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Tampa, Fla., and Nashville, Tenn. — the beer has custom labels emblazoned with the faces of the Jonas Brothers. It is line-priced with Coors Light six-packs.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/news/coors-light-brewed-jonas-brothers-hits-retail

 

Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines 2019

This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world.

https://top100.winespectator.com/lists/

 

RUEDA REMODELS WINE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AND DO GUIDELINES

Spain’s largest white wine region, Rueda, has transformed its entire wine classification system with the adoption of new rules for premium wines and the authorisation of new grape varieties including the red variety, Syrah.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/rueda-remodels-wine-classification-system-and-do-guidelines/

 

Great novels for wine lovers

A novel where wine is weaved into the story so effortlessly and brilliantly that it puts professional wine writers to shame.
https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/news-blogs-anson/best-wine-novels-428013/#09t25H3QtP7r2kL7.99

Two Powerhouse Brands Partner on Custom Wine Glasses

The glass they created, with its distinct elongated bowl and narrow mouth, brings out the mineral and fruity flavors and aims them at the mid-palate where our taste buds are more complex.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/shivanivora/2019/11/20/riedel-and-terlato-two-powerhouse-brands-partner-on-custom-wine-glasses/#6c757ec65d6e

What can you tell from a wine label?

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but does the same apply to a wine label? Yes and no.

https://www.wineinvestment.com/wine-blog/2019/11/what-can-you-tell-from-a-wine-label/

Histamines in Wine: The Likely Cause of Your Nasty Wine Headache

Alas, wine also sometimes seems like your worst enemy. Wine can cause some wicked headaches and stomachaches the following day, even after a mere one to two drinks

https://manyeats.com/histamines-in-wine/

 

How do you write about quality cheap wine when the system is rigged against it?

Yes, there is still plenty of cheap wine on store shelves, but just because a wine is cheap doesn’t mean it’s worth drinking.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/how-do-you-write-about-quality-cheap-wine-when-the-system-is-rigged-against-it/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=836acdb924-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_21_10_45&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-836acdb924-64683881

 

Diageo and HBO launch Silicon Valley-inspired Tequila

Johnnie Walker owner Diageo has once again partnered with TV network HBO on the release of Tres Comas Tequila, which was “made” by Silicon Valley character Russ Hanneman.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/11/diageo-and-hbo-launch-silicon-valley-inspired-tequila/

 

The 5 Reasons Why Champagne Is Not Just for Special Occasions

Here are five reasons why:

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-reasons-why-champagne-is-not-just-for-special-occasions/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f420183e31-NOV_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f420183e31-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f420183e31-38937345&mc_cid=f420183e31&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

It’s time to accept the inevitability and choose the best of the worst.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-cheap-american-beers-ranked-from-awful-to-drinabkle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f420183e31-NOV_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f420183e31-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f420183e31-38937345&mc_cid=f420183e31&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

New Captain

Diageo has launched the latest seasonal Captain Morgan offshoot, Gingerbread Spiced. The holiday-themed, 30% abv spirit is now available nationwide for a limited time, retailing at $15 a 750-ml. The release is being promoted through a tie-in with Big Gay Ice Cream, which will serve a Merry Morgan Trucker, an ice cream sandwich made with Captain Morgan infused ice cream, at its Philadelphia and New York locations though December 26.Captain Morgan is the fourth-largest spirits brand in the U.S. by volume at more than 5.6 million cases, according to Impact Databank.

 

DIVERSITY OF SPANISH CUISINE A ‘KEY PROMOTIONAL TOOL’ FOR WINES

We want to showcase the modern Spain rather than the traditional side of the country

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/diversity-of-spanish-cuisine-a-key-promotional-tool-for-wines/

 

Prosecco and Asti spearhead new EU-backed promotion of GI-designated quality produce

The heartland DOCGs of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, Asti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano have joined with producers from Provolone Valdpadana PDO, Mozzarella TSG and Olio Extravergine d’Oliva Toscana PGI for the launch of Enjoy European Quality Foods (EEQF).

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/26269/Prosecco_and_Asti_spearhead_new_EU-backed_promotion_of_GI-designated_quality_produce.html

Can Cannabis and Wine Coexist?

As California’s cannabis industry matures, development in winegrowing areas sparks conflict and concerns

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/can-cannabis-and-wine-coexist

 

 

You’re Not Going to Believe I’m Saying This, But Merlot Is Back

Yes, you heard me right.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/merlot-comeback

How wine connoisseurs can’t actually tell one bottle from another:

Study finds they are mostly driven by color and can’t distinguish between grapes

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7716775/Wine-connoisseurs-tell-one-bottle-study-finds.html

 

5 Unknown Health Benefits of Drinking Wine

Wines, in general, are alcoholic beverages. However, unlike other liquors, they are made from natural ingredients.

https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/42696/20191123/5-unknown-health-benefits-of-drinking-wine.htm

Only idiots take wine to a dinner party, says TV etiquette expert

One thing you can guarantee is that they won’t open a bottle of wine that you’ve taken. Your wine is probably better than some of the wine you’ve been offered.’

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Liquor Industry News 11-25-19

November 25, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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11-25-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

15 of the Best Craft Whiskeys Under $60, Tasted and Ranked

What’s Your Sign? Matching Wine To Your Zodiac

TTB bottle size plans would ‘harm consumers’

THIS US STARTUP IS MAKING VODKA FROM CO2

The spirit made from air contains “no impurities, no carbohydrates, no sugar,” and “no gluten,” and is carbon negative

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/this-us-startup-is-making-vodka-from-co2/

 

GEOGRAPHIC INDICATION APPROVED FOR HIGH ALTITUDE MENDOZA SUB-REGION

San Pablo is located on the alluvial fan of the Las Tunas River, on the right bank, consequently the soil has a high pebble content as well as other calcareous materials.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/geographic-indication-approved-for-high-altitude-mendoza-sub-region/

 

New Guinness

Diageo has unveiled Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels, the second barrel-aged release from the company’s Baltimore brewery. The 10% abv ale is blended from Guinness’ barrel-aged Barleywine and Imperial Stout and is meant to bring together two bold, rich beers into one new complex experience, according to the company. Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels will begin rolling out for a limited time on November 15 and will be available across the U.S. The beer will retail at $20 a 4-pack of 11.2-ounce bottles.

 

Orange Juice Is an All-American Cocktail Mixer With a Terrible Reputation

From the start of the singles bar scene in the 1960s until the late 1990s, orange juice dominated the mixed-drink game. It featured in popular classics and new cocktails created during this time.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-orange-juice-cocktails-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cf6b7ad310-NOV_12_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cf6b7ad310-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-cf6b7ad310-38937345&mc_cid=cf6b7ad310&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

TTB bottle size plans would ‘harm consumers’

The TTB has been seeking public comments for its proposals to eliminate certain standards of fill for wine and distilled spirits.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/11/ttb-bottle-size-plans-would-harm-consumers/

Who buys the wine? Research reveals how consumers make choices for groups

When tasked with making choices for a big group, like selecting wine for the table, independent people typically make choices that more strongly reflect their own preferences