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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-12-18

November 12, 2018

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

11-12-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

GUIDE TO HOSTING THANKSGIVING

The Realist’s Guide to Keto Wines

14 things you didn’t know about the history of beer

 

AND MORE!

 

QUIZ: DO YOU DRINK LIKE A DEMOCRAT OR A REPUBLICAN?

Find out which political party your drinking preferences most closely align with, according to polling data.

https://vinepair.com/political-drinks-quiz/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=146fd752c3-Oct_29_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-146fd752c3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-146fd752c3-38937345&mc_cid=146fd752c3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why don’t all beer bottles have screw caps?

The main reason breweries don’t use twist-offs is because they’re not as reliable a seal.

https://thetakeout.com/why-don-t-all-beer-bottles-have-screw-caps-1830000744

Italy’s wine industry is being tested by the effects of climate change in its vineyards

In a region celebrated for the prosecco and pinot grigio it ships around the world, Italy’s particularly sensitive white wine grapes have become a telltale of even gradual temperature increases — a climate slipping from ideal to nearly ideal.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/how-climate-change-is-upending-the-patterns-and-predictability-of-italys-wine-industry/2018/10/28/3ae7a9a0-c71e-11e8-9c0f-2ffaf6d422aa_story.html?utm_term=.8b69ea5d29f6

Why Is Chardonnay Still America’s Best-selling Wine?

It’s the Mayonnaise of Wines: The Blockbuster Beverage You Won’t Admit You Love

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/why-is-chardonnay-still-americas-best-selling-wine.html

If it’s not organic, it’s not natural wine

Adding sulphur (Sulphur dioxide, SO2) to wine is standard practice in winemaking. Its main function is to inhibit or kill unwanted yeasts and bacteria, and to protect wine from oxidation.

https://citymag.indaily.com.au/habits/plate-and-cup/not-organic-not-natural-wine/

Carménère, the unexpected gift from Chile

This distinctive grape emerged on the scene almost by stealth

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2018/oct/28/wines-of-the-week-carmenere-the-unexpected-gift-from-chile

How the subscription economy will impact wine

So how does the wine industry fit into the subscription economy?

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/how-subscription-economy-will-impact-wine

How to source wine from my birth year

How would I go about sourcing wine from my birth year,

https://community.thewinesociety.com/t/how-to-source-wine-from-my-birth-year/4017

New York Wineries Sued over Website Accessibility for Visually Impaired

Lawsuits accuse wineries like Long Island’s Wölffer Estate of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/New-York-Wineries-Sued-over-Website-Accessibility

The Winery that Cried Wolf on Cork

A Napa producer started a lawsuit over corks but then went strangely quiet.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/10/the-winery-that-cried-wolf-on-cork

California brandy is better than ever.

Will consumers notice?

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/amp/California-brandy-is-better-than-ever-Will-13323976.php?utm_campaign

Why millennials prefer cannabis to booze:

‘Zero enjoyment out of drinking’ (and pot’s cheaper, too)

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/millennials-appear-to-like-cannabis-more-than-booze-2018-09-26

Budweiser and Bud Light’s downward spirals continues as millennials ditch beer

Budweiser and Bud Light’s battle to win over Americans continues.

https://www.businessinsider.com/budweiser-bud-lights-downward-spiral-continues-2018-10

Pepper your wine with rotundone: yes, but until when?

This oxygenated sesquiterpene still relatively little studied across the world, is responsible for pepper aroma in grapes and wine

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2018/10/28/pepper-your-wine-with-rotundone-yes-but-until-when/

Got a thing for spirits? What about geography?

Put your combined skills to the test by guessing the origins of each of these renowned spirits brands.

https://vinepair.com/spirits-country-quiz/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=224c5f57f1-October+30%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&mc_cid=224c5f57f1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Inevitable Rise of Cult Napa Wines

WHAT IS A “CULT” WINE?

https://vinepair.com/articles/napa-cult-wine-trend/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=224c5f57f1-October+30%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&mc_cid=224c5f57f1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

11 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CIGAR CITY BREWING

Cigar City Brewing launched in Tampa, Fla., in 2009 and swiftly became a cult favorite

https://vinepair.com/articles/cigar-city-jai-alai-brewing-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=224c5f57f1-October+30%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&mc_cid=224c5f57f1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

14 things you didn’t know about the history of beer

You probably don’t think about it every time you crack open a cold one, but beer is one of the oldest bedrocks of human civilization, brewed all over the world for longer than recorded history.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/facts-about-the-history-of-beer-2018-10?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=c112dcab16-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-c112dcab16-36686829

The Trouble with Cellaring Wine

Drinking a well-aged vintage is a great joy. But when you cellar away the perfect wine, does the right moment to open it ever really come?

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/29/trouble-with-cellaring-wine/

How to Find Cheap White Wine That Doesn’t Suck

Shopping at a smaller store means that the cheaper options are more curated—if a store has limited space, they want to make sure they offer quality options at a variety of prices.

https://skillet.lifehacker.com/how-to-find-cheap-white-wine-that-doesnt-suck-1830029232

13 Gifts Any Wine Lover Will Appreciate

We all have at least one friend or family member with a serious love of wine.

https://www.housebeautiful.com/shopping/g24415972/wine-lover-gifts/

TOP 100 CELLAR SELECTIONS OF 2018

Each year, of the roughly 23,000 wines reviewed, only a portion (close to 4%) are designated Cellar Selections

https://www.winemag.com/toplists/top-100-cellar-selections-2018/

Wineries Seek Exclusive Appellations

Certain wineries are taking the plunge to create their own appellations exclusive only to them

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/10/wineries-seek-exclusive-appellations

There’s a Wine Theme Park in France

This 80 million euro conglomerate attracts travelers from all over the world who want to sample 800 varieties of wine from 70 different countries

https://thepointsguy.com/news/theres-a-wine-theme-park-in-france-and-we-cant-wait-to-visit/?navtid=Latest-1

 

Napa Vineyard Worker Killed By Grape-Harvesting Machine

A Napa vineyard worker was killed in an accident involving a grape harvesting machine

https://youtu.be/Ru0rTEhTodQ

 

‘UNCRUSHABLE’ IS A MOVIE THAT SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN MADE

apturing the most intimate moments of despair and heroism during the 2017 wildfires, celebrity chef Tyler Florence’s ‘Uncrushable’ looks unflinchingly at a cross-section of Sonoma and Napa disaster survivors bonded by loss.

https://www.sonomamag.com/biteclub/uncrushable-is-a-movie-that-should-never-have-been-made/

Wineries to Watch 2018

Here are some of the new producers we discovered in our tastings in 2018, as well as a few established growers who surprised us with their latest releases. Watch for these 14 names in the year ahead.

https://www.wineandspiritsmagazine.com/news/entry/wineries-to-watch-2018

 

Making Big Data Work for Wine

The vast majority of wine consumers have low or minimal engagement, but that engagement grows as they become more enthusiastic about wine.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/30/making-big-data-work-for-wine

 

Uncovering Blind Spots to Differentiate Your Brand

How can business owners use balanced passion and confidence to capitalize on opportunities and address the needs their brand requires for success?

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/30/uncovering-blind-spots-differentiate-brand

 

Erasing Montepulciano confusion

If you want to argue that the world of fine wine is never confusing, you should probably avert your eyes from Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.

http://wineloverspage.com/2018/10/montepulciano-confusion/

BREWERS ASSOCIATION MAY CHANGE ITS DEFINITION OF CRAFT BEER

American trade group the Brewers Association has informed its members of proposed changes to its official definition of ‘craft beer’ as it considers dropping one of its three current requirements.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/brewers-association-may-change-its-definition-of-craft-beer/

Prosecco Pie Exists, Thanksgiving Is Saved

Have you ever found yourself eating dessert and thinking, “This is delicious, but it lacks sparkling wine?” Well, you are in luck.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/prosecco-pie-exists

 

The Beer Renaissance Gets A Documentary

A new documentary from director Douglas Triola, Brewmaster, attempts to capture this moment in American beer culture.

https://www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.forbes.com/sites/davidalm/2018/10/26/the-beer-renaissance-gets-a-documentary/amp/?amp_js_v=0.1&usqp=mq331AQGCAEoATgA#origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&prerenderSize=1&visibilityState=prerender&paddi

 

Do women and men have measurably different relationships with wine?

The answer: yes, but not as much as you might think

https://www.wineintelligence.com/equal-sometimes-different/

 

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEER CHEESE, INCLUDING HOW TO MAKE IT

Basically, beer cheese can be whatever you want it to be, is almost guaranteed to be delicious, and it only takes 10 to 15 minutes to make

https://vinepair.com/articles/beer-cheese-best-recipe/

100% ALUMINIUM RESEALABLE DRINKS CAN DEVELOPED

A Texas-based tech firm has launched a resealable drinks can called SipNShut in response to consumer demand, which it hopes will disrupt the canned drinks market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/resealable-drinks-can-developed/

The Realist’s Guide to Keto Wines

What makes a great keto wine?

https://winefolly.com/update/the-realists-guide-to-keto-wines/?utm_campaign=11%2F1%2F2018+-+Weekly%3A+Keto+Wines+%28Lhr7aY%29&utm_medium=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D&utm_source=Wine+Folly

A Wine And Food Lover’s Guide To Galicia, Spain

The northwest corner of Spain inundates the senses with splendor.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradjaphe/2018/10/31/a-wine-and-food-lovers-guide-to-galicia-spain/#17e1cde916ed

Imagine no more wine headaches

Can gadgets help?

https://drinkpurewine.com/

 

Francis Ford Coppola Launches Cannabis Product

The Grower’s Series by Francis Ford Coppola is a cannabis lifestyle brand

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=205390

 

Scientific research reveals why wine ratings and recommendations fail so often

Everyone has a different sense of smell. Taste is mostly determined by smell.

http://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=95497

 

Inventor Develops an Alcohol Bottle and Bong

“I drink and smoke and thought it would be a good idea to combine the two together,” said an inventor from Round Rock, Texas

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/inventhelp-inventor-develops-an-alcohol-bottle-and-bong-aup-975-300738924.html

 

What the people who do wine lists still don’t understand about restaurant wine pricing

Not enough people who put together wine lists understand that pricing is more important than anything else.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/what-the-people-who-do-wine-lists-still-dont-understand-about-restaurant-wine-pricing/

 

Who is spending the most on alcohol? Biggest drinkers appear to be in western US

People in the United States are drinking more, and some are spending a bigger share of their income on alcohol.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/economy/2018/10/31/cities-that-spend-the-most-on-alcohol/38255755/

 

Start-up to launch ‘world’s first’ cannabis-infused gin

Australian start-up The Cannabis Company is set to release what it claims is the world’s first gin distilled using cannabis oils.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/11/start-up-to-launch-worlds-first-cannabis-infused-gin/

 

BOOMING CHINESE WINE MARKET SPAWNS BULK SPECIALISTS

China’s bullish demand for wine has spawned a growing industry of bulk wine business that specialise in creating commercial wines specially tailored for the Chinese market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/booming-chinese-wine-market-spawns-bulk-specialists/

Wine Fest Drone Show Ends in Wine Fest Drones Crashing Out of Sky

Huge LED formations of fanciful wine bottles and Champagne flutes lighting up the sky in a drone show over Victoria Harbor at last week’s Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival. But the show, and 46 drones, came to an abrupt end when said drones unexpectedly made a plummet-out-of-the-sky formation into the water. Authorities are now investigating what went wrong.

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Wine-Fest-Drone-Show-Crash-Hong-Kong-Unfiltered

Farmer’s wine guide — the basics and beyond

Where does one start on their journey to becoming a wine pro?

https://www.agdaily.com/crops/farmers-wine-guide-basics-beyond/

 

GUIDE TO HOSTING THANKSGIVING

We’re here to help guide you from cocktail hour to dessert, including innovative side dishes, wine pairing tips and tasty options for your main course.

https://www.winemag.com/thanksgiving-hosting-guide/

 

How Moldova is fast putting itself on the world wine map

Moldova has more vines per capita than anywhere else in the world – over 7% of arable land and 4% of total land –  with wine accounting for anything up to one quarter of foreign currency earnings; historically, Russia has accounted for some 95% of wine exports.

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/moldova-world-wine-map/

 

62% of Americans spend $8 to $15 for a bottle of wine (Only 6% for $21+)

 

What do wine drinkers want?

Wine drinkers want mostly simple things. Why is that too much to ask?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/what-do-wine-drinkers-want/

 

Prosecco Ponderings — Paying More For Less

Now wait…wasn’t there a Prosecco shortage?

https://spitbucket.net/2018/11/01/prosecco-ponderings-paying-more-for-less/

 

Wine Appreciation: connoisseurship or snobbery?

We don’t have to venture far these days to realize that all is not well in the world of wine criticism.

http://www.worldoffinewine.com/news/wine-appreciation-connoisseurship-or-snobbery-6830173

 

Keys to success selling wine in the US -What’s IN and what’s OUT?

Wine knowledge is important but it’s nowhere near enough. Put down the wine glass, pick up a calculator. This is a BUSINESS!

http://salisburycreative.com/wordpress_d/keys-to-success-selling-wine-in-the-us-whats-in-and-whats-out/

 

NEW VIEW ON ROMAN TEXT REWRITES WINE-MAKING HISTORY

How exactly did agricultural innovations spread in the ancient world?

https://www.futurity.org/ancient-romans-food-wine-technology-1902032/

 

Napa County formulating new rules for winery rule-breakers

A winery might be entitled to make a maximum of 20,000 gallons annually of wine and be caught making 30,000 gallons. It would then have to stick with 20,000 gallons for a year before the county would consider a higher number.

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/napa-county-formulating-new-rules-for-winery-rule-breakers/article_11518f51-a7d3-5ea8-a10b-c518a78f7612.html

What Makes a Wine Expensive?

There’s more to what makes a wine expensive than just the materials that made the wine. Sure, a $100 wine is much more expensive to make than a $10 wine. But is there such a big gap between a $100 wine and a $100,000 wine? What makes the world’s most expensive wines so expensive?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/11/what-makes-a-wine-expensive

Jerry Bell Jr. on Making Films About Winemakers of Color

Filmmaker Jerry Bell Jr. discusses learning about wine and the inspiration behind his film “Red, White & Black: An Oregon Wine Story.”

https://www.winemag.com/2018/11/02/jerry-bell-jr-making-films-about-black-winemakers/

Why isn’t wine bottled in recycled glass?

While some wine bottles are indeed made from recycled glass, it’s true that many are not, and the production of a new glass bottle is responsible for a large part of a bottle of wine’s carbon footprint. The good news is that glass is recyclable, and in the Netherlands, more than 90 percent of glass containers end up being recycled. That’s far more than here in the U.S., where various agencies report that only about a quarter to a third of our glass containers are recycled. America needs to do a better job of going Dutch!

One of the reasons that wine bottles in particular are sometimes not recycled is because they’re often dyed green or brown, and they need to be sorted by color, if not by the consumer then by the recycling facility. Additionally, glass is heavy, and that makes transporting it to sometimes-far-away recycling facilities expensive if not cost-prohibitive.

After being collected, glass bottles are crushed and ground into what’s called “cullet,” and this ground glass is sold back to glass manufacturers to be melted into new products, including new bottles. “New” glass can contain as much as 70 percent cullet.

For more insight, I spoke to Sarah Bar, project manager at Gallo Glass Company (founded in 1958 by vintners Ernest and Julio Gallo). Gallo Glass is the largest consumer of recycled glass in California, purchasing more than 30 percent of all the glass recycled in the state, and Bar says that on average, the bottles for E.&J. Gallo’s wines are made from about 50 percent recycled glass. “Any time I can talk about recycling, I’m a happy camper,” she said.

She explained that glass manufacturers actually prefer to use recycled glass. Cullet not only requires less energy to melt, but melting it also generates fewer emissions. “Once you melt that recycled bottle for the first time, we no longer release the emissions from raw materials,” Bar explained. “So the more we use recycled bottles, the better the impact on the environment.”

—Dr. Vinny

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

11-05-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

THE PRICE OF A BEER AT EVERY NFL FOOTBALL STADIUM IN 2018

Do you think towns should ban what sizes of liquor are sold?

The Best Wines for Cooking and How to Use Them

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South Africa Signs Wine Labeling Protocol

The protocol further defines aspects relating to alcohol tolerance, vintage, variety and wine regions.

https://allafrica.com/stories/201810210058.html

Reasons Why Non Wine Consumers Avoid Wine

States With Legal Marijuana Have a Higher Rate of Car Accidents, Study Says

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, said that car accidents reported to police in three states that had legalized marijuana sales—Colorado, Washington, and Oregon—saw 5.2% more accidents than did their neighboring states.

http://fortune.com/2018/10/18/legal-marijuana-car-accidents-study/

A New Wave of Umami Wines Blooms Under Flor

New World winemakers are utilizing the yeast layer to create savory, unfortified wines that reference Old World regions

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/a-new-wave-of-umami-wines-blooms-under-flor/

REAL PROSECCO CAN HAVE A LONGER SHELF LIFE THAN CHAMPAGNE

Prosecco can outlive Champagne was only true for high-quality Prosecco Superiore DOCG

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/real-prosecco-can-have-a-longer-shelf-life-than-champagne-says-sandro-bottega/

This Baja wine region is the Napa Valley of Mexico

Mexico’s wine capital is just an hour south of Tijuana in valleys around Ensenada, and it produces nearly 90 percent of the country’s wines.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/This-Baja-wine-region-is-the-Napa-Valley-of-Mexico-13320939.php

Here’s why you should never put vodka in the freezer, according to the creator of Grey Goose

If the vodka you’re drinking is cheap and low-quality then keeping it at such low temperatures will hide any “aggressive, burning notes,”

https://www.businessinsider.com/why-you-should-never-put-vodka-in-the-freezer-2018-10

The Best Beers to Pair With Snickers, Twix, & Other Halloween Candy

Who knew brown ale paired so well with Snickers?

https://www.fatherly.com/gear/best-beers-pair-halloween-candy/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=baa6c74c19-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-baa6c74c19-36686829

What a 6-pack of beer cost the year you were born

The average change in price paid by consumers over time for goods and services is measured by a figure called the Consumer Price Index. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has tracked the CPI for beer, ale, and other malt beverages since the 1950s.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/beer-cost-every-year-2018-10

CONSTELLATION BRANDS RUMOURED TO BE SELLING OFF US WINE BRANDS

US-based drinks giant Constellation Brands is reported to be considering the sale of some of its US wine brands, having announced a public offering of US$2.15 billion senior notes yesterday in order to help finance its $4 billion investment in cannabis company Canopy Growth.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/constellation-brands-rumoured-to-be-selling-off-us-wine-brands/

SEVEN THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN COMFORT

Born in the Big Easy, and a favorite of rock royalty like Janis Joplin, Southern Comfort is a spirit that wears many hats

https://vinepair.com/articles/southern-comfort-liqueur-whiskey-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d3741c3771-Oct_23_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d3741c3771-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d3741c3771-38937345&mc_cid=d3741c3771&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

White Blends, The Elegant, Great-Value Wines No One Talks About

According to Nielsen data, both domestic and international white blends accounted for just 1.7 percent of U.S. wine sales in 2017.

https://vinepair.com/articles/white-blends-best-wine-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d3741c3771-Oct_23_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d3741c3771-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d3741c3771-38937345&mc_cid=d3741c3771&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Women lack confidence in their knowledge of wine despite knowing as much as men, report finds

The report showed women were more likely than men to have an interest in buying ethical and sustainable wine and were more likely to purchase vintages made by female winemakers when this was brought to their attention.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/24254/Women_lack_confidence_in_their_knowledge_of_wine_despite_knowing_as_much_as_men,_report_finds.html

Wine’s origin might affect acceptable price more than taste study shows

 Taste might have less to do with what consumers are willing to pay for wine than you think.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/wsu-wom102218.php

The powerful allure of drinking wine that’s older than you: why is it so appealing?

There is no other agricultural product that we allow to age so long. Can you imagine slathering your sandwich with 30-year-old mayonnaise?

https://dobianchi.com/2018/10/22/oldest-wine-in-the-world/

West Cork And Castle Island Partner

Ireland’s West Cork Distillers has partnered with Massachusetts brewer Castle Island Brewing Co. on a new limited edition whiskey. Aged up to eight months in barrels that first held West Cork Bourbon Cask Irish Whiskey and later matured Castle Island Imperial Stout, Export Stout Cask Finish is a limited edition blend of 75% grain and 25% malt. 3,900 bottles of the new whiskey are available across the northeastern U.S., retail priced at $30 a 750-ml. Boston-based importer M.S. Walker handles West Cork in the U.S.

 

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PAIRING CHILEAN WINE AND BARBECUE

It’s been said that drinking wine goes best with a good meal. And in Chile, it’s been said that drinking wine goes best with a good meal from the grill.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chile-wine-barbecue-pairing-guide/

Why You Should Drink Great Wine With Bad Halloween Candy

Think Madeira

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/10/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-halloween-candy.html

10 Wine-Infused Treats to Sweeten Your Day

From Merlot-soaked cheese to Chianti salami, Prosecco ice cream and Chandon donuts, here are 10 ways you can have your wine and eat it too.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/23/treats-eat-wine-foods/

“Wine Hair” Is the Best Way for Brunettes to Rock Deep Purple This Fall

Wine hair is officially a thing, people, and it’s making us want to indulge in a glass, like, yesterday.

https://www.allure.com/story/wine-purple-hair-color-trend

Where do you get your beer education?

And there are now plenty of beer bloggers, websites and even apps where one can gather information on new beers, styles, and trends.

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/10/beer_nut_where_do_you_get_your.html

Data shows Boston beer drinkers have an affinity for craft brews

According to stats from alcohol delivery company Drizly, majority of beer sales in Boston come from craft. In fact, Boston has the second highest percentage of beer sales from craft brewers on Drizly’s platform, behind only Seattle.

https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2018/10/24/data-shows-boston-beer-drinkers-have-an-affinity.html

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE LAUNCHES EDIBLE PAINT FOR GIN AND TONIC

Bacardi-owned gin brand Bombay Sapphire has launched an edible blue paint which can be used both to colour glasses and also release flavour in gin and tonics.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/bombay-sapphire-launches-edible-paint-for-gin-and-tonic/

10 AMERICAN WINERIES WITH HAUNTED HISTORIES

Wine and storytelling are often entwined. Winemakers spin yarns about a noble relative who planted the family plot centuries earlier, while sommeliers rave about the magical quality of sea breezes.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-haunted-wineries-ghost-stories/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c202a9eb5f-Oct_25_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c202a9eb5f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c202a9eb5f-38937345&mc_cid=c202a9eb5f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How much a pint of beer costs around the world

If you’re looking to save money on beer while you’re traveling abroad, you might want to avoid some of these cities.

https://www.businessinsider.com/price-of-beer-around-the-world-2018-10

Nine MA Liquor Stores to Appeal License Commission’s ‘nip’ Ban

“The Board’s action in prohibiting the sale of containers of spirits of 100mL or less and imposing a voluntary ban on containers priced below $3 is a modification of the liquor license within state law,” read the complaint.

Do you think towns should ban what sizes of liquor are sold?

http://chelsearecord.com/2018/10/24/nine-liquor-stores-to-appeal-license-commissions-nip-ban/

 

26 new grape varieties identified in Bío Bío

A research project into old vines in southern Chile has identified 26 new varieties, previously unknown in the world, and over 60 ‘uncommon’ varieties growing in Bío Bío.
https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/26-new-grape-varieties-identified-in-bio-bio-403396/#xKtzg9cVoghivMcu.99

Three wine adulterations

This is about the addition of a substance to wine and has nothing to do with extra-marital affairs.

https://www.therealreview.com/2018/10/25/three-wine-adulterations/

Your Guide to Drinking Wine Through the Zombie Apocalypse

The undead are at the gates, but you’re safe inside your cellar. Here’s your guide on which bottles to drink and which to save for bartering.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/24/drinking-wine-zombie-apocalypse/

 

Colour Me Wine From Marks & Spencer Lets You Draw On The Bottle While You Drink It

In an increasingly chaotic world, it’s often the little things that can help you relax — things like coloring in a beautiful design, or spending time with friends, or sipping a nice glass of wine.

https://www.bustle.com/p/colour-me-wine-from-marks-spencer-lets-you-draw-on-the-bottle-while-you-drink-it-12980956

 

A Guide to Finding Affordable Wines for Entertaining

It’s hard to know what to bring to the season’s many gatherings. Here are the W.E. editors go-to affordable bottles that are sure crowd-pleasers.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/25/affordable-wines-for-entertaining/

 

The hidden figures behind the Judgment of Paris

Many retellings of California wine’s most popular myth omit the women who made the Judgment of Paris happen

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/The-hidden-figures-benind-the-Judgment-of-Paris-13333299.php

 

Sopexa’s world trends: which varieties and countries are most in demand

Which country’s wines feature most prominently on global wine lists, what varietals are most in demand, and what trends are likely to emerge in the next two years?

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/sopexa-report-on-what-wines-are-being-sold-in-restaurants-around-the-world/

 

THE RESULTS IN FULL FROM THE MALBEC MASTERS 2018

If you want to know who’s making delicious Malbec right across the price spectrum, then read on – our results will surprise you, especially this year’s top scorer…

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/the-results-in-full-from-the-malbec-masters-2018/

 

You CAN drink away your troubles, study says

Alcohol affects a gene making your brain forget the bad times and only remember the good ones

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6316275/Alcohol-helps-remember-good-times-not-bad-ones-study-says.html

 

A Guide to Southern Oregon Wine

What you need to know about the AVAs, wines, and producers that are propelling this up-and-coming wine region

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/a-guide-to-southern-oregon-wine/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=67007583&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9jqqttwW6rXII-mFw7YKw_mEGQ1mrdcpA0QsBZaxxKYXDmPPyPf5TgbT2OYJAd5bBgqWGF1pJ0A3q1c_Nq983R9W2ghyyPbAjBgdUWa9BAjcS0bBw&_hsmi=67007583

 

66% of wine drinkers find wine descriptions unhelpful in choosing wine. Only 9% rely on critics

 

How to Properly Design a Wine List

When we talk about the design of a wine list, what is it that we’re talking about?

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2018/10/how_to_properly_design_a_wine_.html

 

Just because I’m learning it doesn’t mean I’m stupid

Most introduction to wine books are deeply unsatisfying. Why?

It’s because when people try to take the role of educator, they forget that many of their readers are actually quite smart. In many cases, the educator is dealing with people who are significantly smarter than they are.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/just-because-im-learning-it-doesnt-mean-im-stupid

 

THE PRICE OF A BEER AT EVERY NFL FOOTBALL STADIUM IN 2018

Pats Fans Know it’s a 16oz beer not 20oz

https://vinepair.com/articles/ranked-price-beer-nfl-stadiums-2018/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=c2da38db7d-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-c2da38db7d-36686829

The key to making your wine last longer after it’s open: Just buy a good wine

A strong, healthy wine will not only survive a few days after opening, but might even improve.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/the-key-to-making-your-wine-last-longer-after-its-open-just-buy-a-good-wine/2018/10/25/81b6e4f6-d86a-11e8-a10f-b51546b10756_story.html?utm_term=.61f97092655c

The Best Wines for Cooking and How to Use Them

Never put in your dish what you wouldn’t put in your glass. Here’s your guide to the best styles of wine for cooking, and recipes to get you started.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/best-wines-cooking/

 

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