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The Wonderful World of Wine 07-15-18

July 15, 2018

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 07-10-18

July 10, 2018

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 07-09-18

July 9, 2018

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-09-18

July 9, 2018

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

07-09-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

What’s killing Big American Beer?

 

Top 10 best-selling world whisk(e)y brands

 

Drinking Red Wine Might Help Make You a Better Athlete

AND MORE!

 

THE BEST AFFORDABLE WINE FOR EVERY OCCASION

An excellent wine choice that won’t bust your budget, for nearly every situation

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/best-types-of-wine-for-every-occasion

Wine’s Higher Education

An increasing number of universities are training future wine professionals as the $46-billion-a-year industry grows

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Wine-Higher-Education

WHAT DO WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY A WINE IS SALTY?

Salty? In a wine? What does that even mean?

https://quartzy.qz.com/1313189/what-do-we-mean-when-we-say-a-wine-is-salty/

 

WHY IS ENGLISH SPARKLING TRYING TO BE LIKE CHAMPAGNE?

Did you know that England is actually producing it’s own sparkling wine now?

https://www.thebacklabel.com/english-sparkling-champagne/?mc_cid=a43e9848e8&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wypg9hJKjBI?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-thursday-06-24-18

 

Polish wine rediscovered

Poland has a tradition of wine making dating back to the 11th century but only the past few decades have brought a revival of production

http://www.thenews.pl/1/6/Artykul/369270,Whats-Up-Polish-wine-rediscovered

Top Champagne Marketers Toast Bubbly’s U.S. Bounce

Champagne continues to surge in the U.S. market, propelled by a growing thirst for sparkling wines and a tilt toward higher-end offerings. Last year, U.S. volumes rose by 5% to pass the 1.5-million-case mark, according to Impact Databank. In terms of shipments by value, the U.S. overtook the U.K. to become Champagne’s largest export market in 2015, and it hasn’t looked back. Last year, shipments to the U.S. climbed 8.5% to €586 million ($684m), capping a four-year run in which they’ve expanded by 57%.

With vineyard labor scarce, Napa growers warm up to machines

The years-long labor shortage affecting the whole of California agriculture has left the statewide wine industry, Napa included, struggling to maintain high-quality farming practices without the support of an ample workforce.

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/with-vineyard-labor-scarce-napa-growers-warm-up-to-machines/article_19f7f5c5-995f-5f21-ba6c-66af1fe6ce11.html

The Weird and Wavy History of Wine Coolers

The bodacious bottled drinks once saw an explosion in popularity, then a backlash, and now, a surprise comeback.

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/qvn94q/the-weird-and-wavy-history-of-wine-coolers

BECK’S RELEASES BEER CAN SHAPED LIKE A CHAMPAGNE FLUTE

AB InBev-owned German beer brand Beck’s, in partnership with creative agency Serviceplan, has launched a new aluminium beer can which is shaped like a Champagne flute.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/becks-releases-beer-can-shaped-like-a-champagne-flute/

Porsche Creates Wine Named for the 356 and You’ll Have to Visit Germany to Get It

You can now properly raise a glass to Porsche’s 70th birthday with the ultimate celebratory drink.

http://www.thedrive.com/news/21758/porsche-creates-wine-named-for-the-356-and-youll-have-to-visit-germany-to-get-it

Wine appreciation is as much about feel as it is taste and aroma

Perhaps the most common misunderstanding about wine — and how to express one’s comprehension of it — is what I call the “the greengrocer’s shopping list syndrome”

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/wine-appreciation-is-as-much-about-feel-as-it-is-taste-and-aroma/news-story/967780ce3b0b2ccfc3c9c56501ef836d

8 Easy Steps to Blend Your Own Whiskey

Whiskey lovers are increasingly mixing their own custom blends at home, dubbed “infinity bottles.” One distiller gives us his eight tips on how to blend your own custom whiskey the right way.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/25/whiskey-blending-guide/

Having Your Wine and Drinking It

Move over, Coravin, there’s a new kid on the block

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/06/having-your-wine-and-drinking-it

Top 10 best-selling world whisk(e)y brands

As cross-category competition grows, whisk(e)y brands from Japan, Ireland and America are all vying for mindshare. These are the products that have come away from the fight victorious.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/06/top-10-best-selling-world-whiskey-brands/

TIRED OF GETTING SCREWED ON CORKAGE? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

An app that connects consumers with restaurants that allow corkage and the costs involved.

http://www.drinkmemag.com/tired-of-getting-screwed-on-corkage-theres-an-app-for-that/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=880655629d-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-880655629d-144602285&mc_cid=880655629d&mc_eid=db3f4d9053

Is This the Summer of Spiked Seltzer?

Move over, summer shandy. There’s a new libation in town in the form of spiked seltzer

https://www.thestreet.com/lifestyle/food-drink/is-2018-the-year-of-spiked-seltzer-14629200?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=14fab72384-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-14fab72384-36686829

Now wine lovers need to know about geology – or do they?

The idea that a vineyard’s ground is important for wine took hold in the Middle Ages

https://theconversation.com/now-wine-lovers-need-to-know-about-geology-or-do-they-98347

A Champagne flute that can hold an entire bottle of sparkling wine now exists — and people can’t wait to try it

If you are sick of constantly refilling your glasses of Champagne, then you’ll be excited to hear that the Present Finder is selling a gigantic Champagne flute that can hold an entire bottle of sparkling wine.

http://www.thisisinsider.com/giant-champagne-flute-2018-6

Three Biggest Challenges Facing Small Wineries Today?

How will small craft producers survive and thrive in the long run?

https://carlgiavanticonsulting.com/2018/06/25/three-biggest-challenges-facing-small-wineries-today/

Shaw Organic: Is This the Next Miracle from Bronco Wine & Trader Joe’s?

How is it possible to make a sell a wine made with organic grapes at such a low price?

https://wineeconomist.com/2018/06/26/shaw-organic/

Cannabis-Infused Beverages Emerge as Potential Beer Industry Disruptor

U.S. consumers looking to catch a buzz without the booze will soon be able to purchase an assortment of beer-centric products thanks to a pair of ventures aiming to disrupt the current alcohol market with cannabis-infused beverages.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/cannabis-infused-beverages-emerge-potential-beer-industry-disruptor

This Escape Room In A Winery Lets You Drink More Wine Every Time You Solve A Major Clue

So, hey, here’s something fun to try the next time you’re in Northern California: Sonoma winery Chateau St. Jean now includes an escape room among its many wine tasting options.

https://www.bustle.com/p/this-escape-room-in-a-winery-lets-you-drink-more-wine-every-time-you-solve-a-major-clue-9590506

The potential of Massachusetts’s wine

Massachusetts is no Bordeaux. It’s no Napa. Perhaps with global warming, someday it will rival the great wine regions of the world

http://valleyadvocate.com/2018/06/26/monte-belmonte-wines-the-potential-of-massachusetts-wine/

 

SHIPYARD BREWING LOSES TRADEMARK LAWSUIT

Portland’s Shipyard Brewing has lost a lawsuit against a Missouri-based brewer Logboat Brewing Co. over its Shiphead beer, having claimed that it had infringed upon its trademark.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/shipyard-brewing-loses-trademark-lawsuit/

 

Total Wine’s David Trone Wins Congressional Primary In Maryland

Total Wine co-owner David Trone has won the Democratic primary in Maryland’s 6th district, advancing to the general election for the state’s open seat in the House of Representatives. Trone bested seven other Democratic candidates and will now face defense contractor and GOP candidate Amie Hoeber in the general election. Trone’s self-financed campaign spent over $10 million to promote the candidate among voters and, according to the Washington Post, vastly out spent his competitors. As a candidate, Trone’s key issues are creating jobs and solving the opioid crisis. This year, Total Wine intends to open 20 new locations nationwide.

 

 

Merlot’s slow climb back

Industry observers scratch their heads and wonder if merlot will ever recover from the post-2004 slump. Some are asking, though, if merlot is still suffering a sales slump.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8450415-181/boyd-on-wine-merlots-slow

 

Why the World’s Most Popular Wine Grapes Are Vulnerable to a Pandemic

A single merciless pathogen could wipe out many grapes around the world in the same way that a single fungus, Phytophthora infestans, eradicated the variety of potato common across Ireland in the 1840s, causing the great famine.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/549082/why-worlds-most-popular-wine-grapes-are-vulnerable-pandemic

 

Supreme Court Confirms Online Wine Tax

A legal tax loophole on out-of-state wine purchases has been closed

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/06/supreme-court-confirms-online-wine-tax

 

Bruce Cohn debuts new wine label, 3 years after loss of namesake winery

Cohn, 71, has unveiled his Trestle Glen Vineyards label, which is sourced from grapes of his 21-acre Glen Ellen vineyard. Cohn was able to keep that land after previously racking up a mountain of debt — $25 million — for his B.R. Cohn Winery. the Bank of the West finally stepped in and engineered a sale of the winery to Vintage Wine Estates of Santa Rosa.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/8471195-181/bruce-cohn-debuts-new-wine

 

This Surprisingly Common Additive Makes Wine Way Worse For You — Is It In Your Bottle?

On a balmy night in the Arizona desert, we gathered outside, drinks in hand, to listen to three of the world’s best functional doctors have a casual conversation about alcohol, vices, and more.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/sugar-added-to-wine

 

Bookmark This No-Fail Summer Food And Wine Pairing Guide

Here’s how to do it with a few summer-ready suggestions.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lmowery/2018/06/27/bookmark-this-no-fail-summer-food-and-wine-pairing-primer/#643eaed62569

 

Drinking Red Wine Might Help Make You a Better Athlete

TO SAY YOU SHOULDskip the Gatorade and pass the cabernet might be an overstatement, but only slightly.

https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/drinking-red-wine-might-help-make-you-a-better-athlete/

 

Wine industry wants its products’ labeling in the next CAP

According to the proposal, alcohol makers will be free to decide whether to place information on the label, online or both.

https://www.euractiv.com/section/alcohol/news/wine-industry-wants-mandatory-labelling-in-the-next-cap/

 

‘MASTERCHEF’ WINE NOW A REALITY

Endemol Shine North America, the producers of the cooking competition series “MasterChef” and winemaker Lot18 are launching a collection of wine in the United States.

https://www.licenseglobal.com/television/masterchef-wine-now-reality

 

A Scientific Study Proves That Exercise Isn’t As important As Drinking Wine When It Comes To Living Past 90 Years Of Age!

It is really helpful to drink wine often, but you shouldn’t for example drink 1 whole bottle with your dinner. You have to drink it moderately.

http://globalhealthcorner.com/scientific-study-proves-exercise-isnt-important-drinking-wine-comes-living-past-90-years-age/

 

The Case for Chianti Classico
Can a growing chorus of believers make Chianti Classico cool again?

https://www.wineandspiritsmagazine.com/news/entry/the-case-for-chianti-classico

LOOKING TO COLLECT AND AGE WINE? START WITH ITALY

Age able bottles come from a (comparatively) short list of varieties, most being red, a few being white.

https://vinepair.com/articles/italian-wine-aging-guide/

All of the mistakes people make when buying, ordering, and drinking wine — and what to do instead

People often don’t spend enough on a bottle

http://www.businessinsider.com/mistakes-people-make-buying-ordering-and-drinking-wine-2018-6

How To Pair Wine With Chicken Nuggets

Though poultry transformed into finger food and booze do offer endless amounts of joy individually, the two are rarely paired together

https://www.forbes.com/sites/melissakravitz/2018/06/28/how-to-pair-wine-with-chicken-nuggets/#2dcb4df5531e

How to Pair Wine with Peaches

Whether thrown on the grill, mixed into a seasonal salad or used to brighten up a sandwich, peaches are a summer staple. Learn how to pair this delicious stone fruit with your favorite bottle of wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/28/peach-pairing/

Why Is Wine Tasting So Hard?

Professional tasters will tell you that despite providing an occasional source of joy, tasting wines is hard work.

http://www.worldoffinewine.com/news/why-is-wine-tasting-so-hard-6223894

 

How to pair wine with takeout

If you want your Friday night to consist of relaxing on your couch and eating piles of fried chicken from your lap, then go ahead — you do you.

https://nypost.com/2018/06/29/how-to-pair-wine-with-takeout/

 

What’s killing Big American Beer?

Beer shipments from US breweries are down 3.5% so far this year, according to The Beer Institute, an industry trade group.

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/29/news/companies/bud-light-miller-lite-budweiser-coors-light/index.html

French discover new pleasure: adult comics about wine

It is no secret that the French love wine. But they are also the world’s second-biggest consumers of graphic novels after the Japanese. Now a new wave of literature is putting the two passions together — comics for adults about wine.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180630/french-discover-new-pleasure-adult-comics-about-wine

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 07-08-18

July 8, 2018

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 07-07-18

July 7, 2018

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July 6, 2018

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July 4, 2018

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July 2, 2018

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-02-18

July 2, 2018

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

07-02-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PAIRING BEER WITH BBQ

Bourbon Producers Consider the Pros and Cons of Non-GMO Corn

FACT AND FICTION: SULFITES

 

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Charting the evolution of today’s wine consumer

Today’s food and beverage consumers are evolving at an increasingly rapid pace. They want multiple choices, interesting flavors, excellent customer service and, above all else, convenience. As it turns out, wine consumers are no exception.

http://smartbrief.com/original/2018/06/charting-evolution-today’s-wine-consumer

Gentlemen, it’s the year of the brosé

Versatile, unpretentious and – yes – gender-neutral, rosé has earned its moment in the sun, as these top-fight sommeliers attest

http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/this-is-the-year-of-rose-wine

Study Find That Drinking White Wine Makes You Happier! Cheers!

Apparently happiness pairs well with fish.

http://candy95.com/study-find-that-drinking-white-wine-makes-you-happier-cheers/

The Best Price Point for Wine, According to Someone Who Buys Wine for a Living

How much should you spend on wine to get a good bottle at a reasonable price point?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/beverages/the-best-price-point-for-wine-according-to-someone-who-buys-wine-for-a-living/ar-AAyJIf2

Why Is It So Hard to Be a Mom in the Wine Business?

The cards are stacked against us, but we can work toward change

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-is-it-so-hard-to-be-a-mom-in-the-wine-business/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=63843576&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8XbROf1XCmi_bBc3E5T4DqKzo2XZdE3cZYjuOlxYFGQ_NZ5B9OEZWCAIFDLN71NRcPAotECWdeCKZRPx_3vQxzGrgAt7FVXATItPBT_-yaCnj0Lbg&_hsmi=63844278

GOOSE ISLAND WINS LAWSUIT OVER BOURBON BARREL-AGED STOUT BEER

AB InBev-owned brewer Goose Island has won a lawsuit after two men sued the company for more compensation after purchasing bottles of its Bourbon County stout which had been contaminated with lactobacillus acetotolerans bacteria.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/goose-island-wins-lawsuit-over-bourbon-barrel-aged-stout-beer/

DRINKMOJIS: 11 ICONIC SPIRITS IN EMOJI FORM

Emojis. To know them is to love them.

https://vinepair.com/articles/liquor-emojis-brands/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a4c7154cf2-June_18_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a4c7154cf2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a4c7154cf2-38937345&mc_cid=a4c7154cf2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HOEGAARDEN

Enjoyed in 70 countries. Misunderstood in ours. Crafty before craft was such a big deal. Started by a milkman and now owned by the biggest brewing company in the world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/hoegaarden-beer-hefeweizen-witbier/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a4c7154cf2-June_18_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a4c7154cf2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a4c7154cf2-38937345&mc_cid=a4c7154cf2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Patrón extends Citrónge liqueur range

Bacardi-owned Tequila brand Patrón has expanded its Citrónge range of liqueurs with the launch of a pineapple-flavoured expression.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/06/patron-extends-citronge-liqueur-range/

7UP launches cocktail mixing app

Soft drink brand 7UP is encouraging consumers to experiment with cocktails at home with its new digital bartending app.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/06/7up-launches-cocktail-mixing-app/

Pouring A Beer The Wrong Way Can Lead To A Stomach Ache

Here’s how to get a perfect pour every time!

https://www.simplemost.com/pouring-a-beer-the-wrong-way-can-lead-to-a-stomach-ache/

Is Organic Wine Really Better for You (and Your Hangovers)?

It’s true that hangover-free mornings after wine-fueled nights are what originally caught my attention, but those aren’t the only reason people are opting for organic.

https://greatist.com/eat/is-organic-wine-really-better-for-you

Study Finds Drinkers Have Different Mouth Bacteria Than Nondrinkers

Research links drinking alcohol with disease-causing bacteria in the oral microbiome

Portrait of a beautiful young woman brushing teeth in the bathroom.

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Study-Finds-Drinkers-Have-Different-Mouth-Bacteria-Than-Nondrinkers

 

Most in U.S. say consuming AlcBevs & cannabis OK (19% still say alcohol is immoral)

 

Prosecco Producers Debate Making A Rosé Version

There have been rumors, for several years, that select Prosecco producers might be interested in creating a rosé version of the sparkling wine made from Pinot Noir

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2018/06/18/prosecco-producers-debate-making-a-rose-version/#664820567aef

 

RETAILER SPECIALISING IN MAGNUMS LAUNCHED

An online retailer that only sells magnums has been launched by two entrepreneurs who hope to capitalise on the current UK trend for upsizing wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/retalier-specialising-in-magnums-launched/

 

Can Italian wine succeed without strong brands

Italy Country Manager Pierpaolo Penco reflects on how the market success of many Italian wine brands seems to depend more on the ability to create categories that fill market gaps at every price point, rather than on developing corporate brands

http://www.wineintelligence.com/can-italian-wine-stand-without-strong-brands/

 

Four Ways to Drink More Wine With Your Tacos

Here’s the thing about drinking wine with tacos: you can’t be too serious about it. After all, when you’re hanging at your local taqueria or ordering Mexican takeout, you’re more likely to crack a beer or sip a Margarita.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-taco-wine-pairing/

 

How to Pair Wine With General Tso’s Chicken

Thank the food gods for Chinese takeout.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/06/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-general-tsos-chicken.html

 

12 Underground Wine Caves Open for Tastings

In Wine Country, a cave is more than a cave: It’s a magical place where wine quietly chills out to age gracefully.

http://www.7×7.com/12-wine-cave-tastings-northern-california-2578395484.html#

How much do restaurants mark up wine prices?

It’s no secret that restaurants mark up their wine, but the question is how much? And, if you knew, would it change your dining habits?

https://www.kare11.com/article/money/how-much-do-restaurants-mark-up-wine-prices/89-565703710

Barefoot Wine’s Personalized Rainbow Labels For Pride Month Let You Write Sweet Messages & Support The LGTBQ Community

you can personalize, online, FOR FREE, and get them mailed to your house.

STRANGE MA Not on state pick list when you go to site.

https://www.bustle.com/p/barefoot-wines-personalized-rainbow-labels-for-pride-month-let-you-write-sweet-messages-support-the-lgtbq-community-9489895

7 Tips to Understanding French Wine

French wine is delicious, but way too complicated. Here’s our seven tips for a base understanding of French wines.

https://frenchly.us/frenchlys-easy-guide-to-french-wine/

What’s the Ideal Temperature for Beer?

For years, many of the biggest beer brands simply said “cold” — or to put it another way, as cold as possible

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/best-beer-temperature?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=61d64ce688-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-61d64ce688-36686829

Everything You Need to Know about the Glera Grape & Prosecco Wine… and more.

Glera is the grape variety (the type of grapes) used to make the ultra-popular Prosecco sparkling wines.

Glera is essentially the synonym of Veneto’s Prosecco grape of northern Italy. The name by which it is now officially known.

http://socialvignerons.com/2018/06/21/the-glera-grape-behind-prosecco-wine-in-1000-words/

 

Is Originality Overpriced When it Comes to Wine?

Replica Wine, a Colorado company, is reverse-engineering famous wines to produce less expensive bottling’s.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/20/is-originality-overpriced-when-it-comes-to-wine/

 

10 OF THE MOST STUNNING WINE ESTATE LISTINGS ON AIRBNB

In the age of the internet no corner of the world is off limits, and it’s now easier than ever for a wine estate to offer up a slice of vinous paradise to the adventurous traveller

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/10-of-the-most-stunning-wine-estates-on-airbnb/

 

Wine-Infused Salt Set

Wine lovers around the world know the California wine brand Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi… Well now they’ve partnered with artisan salt purveyor Jacobsen Salt Co. to create a wine-infused salt set for summer entertaining

https://jacobsensalt.com/collections/summer-top-sellers/products/limited-edition-chardonnay-cabernet-sauvignon-salt-set

 

Red wine bathing is latest trend in detoxing – but does gallons of plonk make you feel younger?

Rachael Bletchly has tried out this ancient therapy of lying in a bath of booze but did it leave her feeling vine?

https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/red-wine-bathing-latest-trend-12752927

 

Tell It to Me Straight: Is Wine Ruining Me or Saving Me?

Why am I drinking something that slides down my throat like acid? And thus an investigation, born and bred on the internet and based on the moot information it delivers on the effects of wine consumption, ensues.

https://www.manrepeller.com/2018/06/is-wine-good-for-you.html

The Insider’s Guide to Chile’s Wine Renaissance

The essential producers, wines and methods behind the New Chile.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/new-chile-wines-insiders-guide-chilean-wine-renaissance-essential/

Is This New Wine Guessing Game the Most Elitist App Ever?

Not so, according to the creators of WineGame, which aims to bring the Master Somm experience—and joy of vino—to the masses.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-20/winegame-app-brings-the-master-somm-experience-to-the-masses

How Steven Spurrier enraged the French — and was never forgiven

Memories of the ‘Judgment of Paris’, his notorious blind wine tasting of 1976, still rankle in France to this day

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/06/how-steven-spurrier-enraged-the-french-and-was-never-forgiven/

LOW-TO-NO ABV: HOW TO SELL LOW ALCOHOL WINE, ACCORDING TO THESE PRODUCERS

With more low-and-no ABV drinks on the market than ever before, wine producers have told us what they’re doing to change the drink’s unpalatable reputation.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/low-to-no-abv-how-to-sell-non-alcoholic-wine-according-to-these-producers/

False Expertise and Humble Connoisseurs: The Dunning-Kruger Effect in Wine

Many studies related to consumer choice in wine rely on self-reported level of understanding

http://www.academicwino.com/2018/06/dunning-kruger-effect-wine.html/

27 celebrity wines ranked worst to best

The latest status symbol for many stars is launching (or buying) their own winery. But how do the wines actually stack up?

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/state-and-regional/celebrity-wines-ranked-worst-to-best-from-madonna-s-chardonnay/article_6e017ce4-2515-51b0-95d0-b8005bd7d150.html

FACT AND FICTION: SULFITES

You’re gonna need the facts in order to combat the fiction coming from your Sulfite Allergy Friend

https://www.thebacklabel.com/fact-and-fiction-sulfites/?mc_cid=666e36beda&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WyvI46kpBAa?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-thursday-06-21-18

FROZEN PROSECCO IS THE BEST PROSECCO

Vino versatility makes these special bubbles incredible for cocktails of all kinds.  But we’re going to take it up a notch a la Emeril Lagasse! We’re thinking frozen, boozy, and fruity!

https://www.thebacklabel.com/frozen-prosecco-is-the-best-prosecco/#.Wy5dlq2ZN8c

The 10 best beers chosen by beer enthusiasts across America

For the second year in a row, Bell’s Brewery in Comstock, Michigan, is home to the No. 1 beer in the United States, as chosen by beer enthusiasts

WE HAVE BELLS IN STOCK!

http://www.businessinsider.com/best-beers-in-america-chosen-by-enthusiasts-2018-6?utm_source=Daily%20Brew&utm_campaign=d34bb9fd78-The%20Daily%20Brew%3A%20January%2011%2C%202018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-d34bb9fd78-36686829

 

 

VERY MAJOR TYPE OF RED WINE, EXPLAINED

We’re here to give you a judgment-free, non-pretentious explainer on every major red wine varietal,

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/red-wine-types-explained

What Is Dark Rose Wine? Millennial Pink Isn’t The Only Hue This Wine Can Be

Why have we been hearing so little about dark rosés lately?

https://www.bustle.com/p/what-is-dark-rose-wine-millennial-pink-isnt-the-only-hue-this-wine-can-be-9544750

Spanish Wine 101

What to look for on a Spanish wine bottle, and which ones might be best for you.

https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/spanish-wine-101/

We Can Learn from Europe and Natural Wines

They also talk about natural wine and what separates wine from even organic and biodynamic wines.

https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/europe/

12 celebrity-owned liquor brands, ranked by the price of a bottle

What do George Clooney, David Beckham, Ryan Reynolds, and Angelina Jolie have in common — apart from being incredibly famous?

They’re all making money from your liquor cabinet.

http://www.businessinsider.com/celebrities-with-liquor-brands-ranked-by-price-2018-6

GISCOURS TO APPEAL GUILTY VERDICT ON CHAPTALISATION

Bordeaux third growth Château Giscours has said it will appeal a decision by a French court after its managing director was handed a suspended prison sentence for chaptalising a portion of its 2016 vintage due to an unfortunately mistimed communication.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/giscours-to-appeal-guilty-verdict-on-chaptalisation/

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WINE CORKSCREW

The corkscrew, like so many other inventions, was borne out of necessity.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/history-of-the-wine-corkscrew/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ef246448f7-June_22_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ef246448f7-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ef246448f7-38937345&mc_cid=ef246448f7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Bourbon Producers Consider the Pros and Cons of Non-GMO Corn

Why some whiskey brands are choosing to use non-genetically modified corn

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/bourbon-producers-consider-the-pros-and-cons-of-non-gmo-corn/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=63955326&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_yFN_WHcIUi89EDCNHjj6-tuxUPpoqPVCqyHtF_TiII6C3A2SSeRWxa9fMcqLShfH-30tVWdWrnOphuwPAPh-pl3FZyk5QJM5VwUhm3-JXZkf8j7w&_hsmi=63955392

France eases rules on wine stocks to temper weather threat

French vineyards will be allowed under new rules to hold back more of their production each year to protect them in case harvests are damaged by extreme weather including storms and drought.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180622/france-eases-rules-on-wine-stocks-to-temper-weather-risks

 

Making the Case for Age-Worthy Sauvignon Blanc. Yes, Sauvignon Blanc.

With machine harvesting and stainless-steel fermentation, the oft-imitated style is easy to make inexpensively. Aromatic and fruit-driven with crisp, mouthwatering acidity, these wines are designed to be consumed on release.

https://vinepair.com/articles/aging-sauvignon-blanc/

 

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PAIRING BEER WITH BBQ

Perfect beer pairings for 12 of the country’s top barbecue dishes.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-bbq-beer-pairing-guide-infographic/

 

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