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Liquor Industry News 06-17-19

June 17, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

06-17-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOUR WINE IS VEGAN

 

Inside Hennessy | How Cognac is Made?

 

The 10 Best Light Beers for Athletes

5 easy tricks to avoid looking stupid when ordering wine in public — while still getting exactly what you like

What makes wine exciting and sometimes intimidating is the phenomenal variety of it that exists.

https://www.businessinsider.co.za/tricks-to-avoid-looking-stupid-when-ordering-wine-in-public-2019-4

 

 

17 Amazon Wine Products So Wildly Creative, You’ll Forget How You Drank Without Them

If you love to sip vino on the regular, we have found some incredible products you will definitely enjoy.

https://www.popsugar.com/food/Best-Wine-Accessories-Amazon-46221048

 

Want to know how to taste like a pro?

Five basic stages of wine tasting

https://www.irishnews.com/lifestyle/2019/06/03/news/want-to-know-how-to-taste-like-a-pro-five-basic-stages-of-wine-tasting-1630536/

 

 

Consumers Clearly Prefer Smaller Sizes of Wine-in-a-Can.

Ask TTB to Allow 250ml Single-Size

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/06/03/consumers-prefer-smaller-sizes-wine-in-a-can

 

Millennials are spending less money on alcohol than previous generations.

Now, brands are marketing their booze as ‘wellness’ drinks in a desperate bid to capture the market.

https://www.businessinsider.com/brands-marketing-alcohol-wellness-drinks-appeal-to-millennials-2019-5

What is a Bottle Shot?

It is the standard picture ID of your product that gets reused over and over again on your website,

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/outshinery-creative-inc.html#whatsnew

What Beer Should You Drink Based on Your Wine Preference?

Get to know more about specific hop varieties and find your new favorite beer by using your wine preferences as a guide.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/03/beer-hops-wine-preference/

If you thought Kona beer was brewed in Hawaii, you’re probably eligible for a refund

Kona beer sold on tap in Hawaii is brewed in Hawaii, but bottled and draft Kona beer in the U.S. is brewed at CBA’s facilities in New Hampshire,

https://thetakeout.com/kona-beer-refund-lawsuit-brewed-hawaii-1835205171

9 Things You Should Know About Bouchard Père & Fils

Here are nine more things you should know about Bouchard Père & Fils.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bouchard-pere-fils-burgundy-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f59416cfea-JUNE_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f59416cfea-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f59416cfea-38937345&mc_cid=f59416cfea&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

These Are the Cocktails at Disney’s Star Wars Cantina

Inspired by the Mos Eisley Cantina from Episode IV – A New Hope

From left to right, alcoholic beverages: The Outer Rim, Bespin Fizz, Yub Nub, and Fuzzy Tauntaun can be found at Oga’s Cantina inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. (Photo by Kent Phillips, Disney Parks)

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/star-wars-disney-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f59416cfea-JUNE_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f59416cfea-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f59416cfea-38937345&mc_cid=f59416cfea&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

4 Lesser-Known Spanish Wine Regions You Need to Discover Right Now

When you think of Spanish wine, the Rioja region likely comes to mind

https://www.afar.com/magazine/4-lesser-known-spanish-wine-regions-you-need-to-discover-right-now

 

Is there a future for half-bottles?

Half-bottles should be well positioned to take advantage of the consumer’s growing interest in moderation,

https://tablascreek.typepad.com/tablas/2019/06/is-there-a-future-for-half-bottles.html

Want to find the perfect bottle of wine? Ask these questions first

White-wine drinkers tend to spend around $3 less per bottle than red-wine drinkers, who spend an average of $40 per bottle versus the $37 that white-wine drinkers spend,

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/people-who-prefer-white-wine-spend-money-differently-than-red-wine-drinkers-2019-05-30

What Is a Tomato Leaf and What’s It Doing in My Wine?

So why does this term crop up so often in wine descriptions?

https://vinepair.com/articles/tomato-leaf-wine-tasting/

PunchPops, boozy freeze pops created by two Worcester MA natives, hit liquor stores just in time for beach season

PunchPops currently come in a lemon flavor,

https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/06/punchpops-boozy-freeze-pops-created-by-two-worcester-natives-hit-liquor-stores-just-in-time-for-beach-season.html

Basil Hayden’s bottles rye whiskey and rum blend

Bottled at 40% abv, the expression is available throughout the US for a limited period, priced at RRP US$44.99 per 750ml.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/basil-haydens-bottles-rye-whiskey-and-rum-blend/

6 Questions About Natural Wine You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask

With little consensus and no official regulation, definitions are hard to come by. Besides, every wine is made from juiced fruits — aren’t they all natural?

https://vinepair.com/articles/natural-wine-faq/

Five Honeymoon Destinations for Wine Lovers

These five wine regions, from Europe to New Zealand, deliver.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/04/five-honeymoon-destinations-for-wine-lovers/

 

Why you should consider switching to sustainable wine

Natural, organic, biodynamic and vegan. What does it all mean when it comes to wine?

https://www.vogue.com.au/culture/lifestyle/why-you-should-consider-switching-to-sustainable-wine/news-story/369a4d642574cbfd60bdb9b4a2da8ab4

 

WILL PINOTAGE EVER BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY BY FINE WINE BUYERS?

There are few wine varieties that ignite more passionate debate and illicit more fiery, heart-wrenching commentary than the P-word. Yes, Pinotage.

https://winemag.co.za/greg-sherwood-mw-will-pinotage-ever-be-taken-seriously-by-fine-wine-buyers/

 

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Announces Total Ban on the Use of Glyphosate

Regardless of whether Italian and European regulations still define it as a legal substance.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/06/05/conegliano-valdobbiadene-announces-total-ban-glyphosate

 

New Stags’ Leap Wine

Stags’ Leap Winery, part of the Treasury Wine Estates portfolio, is extending with a new Sauvignon Blanc varietal. Retailing at $30 a 750-ml., the new entry is sourced from Napa Valley and is rolling out nationally. According to Impact Databank, Stags’ Leap sells approximately 110,000 cases in the U.S. annually.

 

 

Get your taste of the best beer fests in New England

Festivals celebrating not just one creative beer company but dozens and dozens of them take place at mountain bases, along beaches and in lakeside cities.

https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/06/05/travel-26/

 

 

Crémant; An expression of France

Cremant gives great diversity thanks to the variation of influencing factors such as terrior and climate.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/cremant-an-expression-of-france/

Prosecco

What you might not know is that Glera isn’t the only grape allowed in Prosecco wine!

https://winefolly.com/prosecco/?utm_campaign=6%2F6%2F2019%20-%20Prosecco%2C%20Corks%2C%20Cab%20v.%20Merlot%2C%20Coutale%20%28MjrDVk%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

A Chemist Explains Why Corks Matter When Storing Wine

The way a bottle is sealed will directly affect how much oxygen passes into the wine each year.

https://winefolly.com/review/chemist-explains-corks-matter-storing-wine/?utm_campaign=6%2F6%2F2019%20-%20Prosecco%2C%20Corks%2C%20Cab%20v.%20Merlot%2C%20Coutale%20%28MjrDVk%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

New Technology On Malibu Rum

Pernod Ricard is experimenting with adding interactive technology to bottles of Malibu rum. By scanning a QR code on the neck of Malibu’s new “Connected Bottle” or by tapping one’s smartphone against the Near Field Communication tag in the cap, consumers will gain access to a mobile game for a chance to win Malibu-branded merchandise. They will also be able to view cocktail recipes and other extras. The connected bottle has been tested in Germany and the U.K. and will debut in select U.S. markets and stores this month.

Trade War Is Hurting U.S. Wineries

As the Trump administration fights over trade with China, Mexico and the E.U., winemakers fight to overcome retaliatory tariffs

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/trade-war-is-hurting-u-s-wineries

Can the cat wine demographic save the wine business?

This is an untapped market, save for a few novelty products, and it’s huge – almost 40 million U.S. households have cats.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/can-the-cat-wine-demographic-save-the-wine-business/

New Angry Orchard

Angry Orchard has introduced its newest line extension, Spritz Rosé, in select markets across the U.S. The 4% abv cider is made with red-flesh apples and is light, crisp, and floral, according brand-owner Boston Beer Company. Angry Orchard Spritz Rosé is now available in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans in New Jersey; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Massachusetts; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Including beer, malt-based RTDs, and cider, Boston Beer’s volume in calendar 2018 was 4.29 million barrels, up 17% from the previous year.

Histamine and wine

Histamine is present in cheese, fish, meat, yeast products, vegetables and wine. It is known to be vasoactive. It can dilate the blood vessels, causing redness, or constrict them. Both can cause headaches.

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/06/06/histamine-and-wine/

Italy’s Prime Pinot Nero

In the 1850s, nobles brought Pinot Noir to this corner of the country. After boom and bust, will it find its stride again?

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/italy-s-prime-pinot-nero

The 10 Best Light Beers for Athletes

These craft-brewed IPAs, wheat beers, and lagers have half the calories of their full-strength counterparts, and nearly all the flavor.

https://www.runnersworld.com/nutrition-weight-loss/g27793622/the-10-best-light-beers-for-athletes/

Crown Royal debuts French oak cask-finished whisky

Crown Royal Noble Collection French Oak Cask Finished has been finished in French oak barrels sourced from the Vosges region in France.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/crown-royal-debuts-french-oak-cask-finished-whisky/

CHANGYU’S NINGXIA ESTATE TO BECOME 100% BIODYNAMIC

China’s oldest and largest wine producer, Changyu, is in the process of converting its 250-hectate Château Changyu Moser XV estate in Ningxia to biodynamic viticulture.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/06/changyus-ningxia-estate-to-become-100-biodynamic/

THE DOORS ARE OPEN FOR DIALOGUE WITH CORPINNAT

“We regret that these historic houses left the DO in January 2019. Their dissatisfaction was based on issues that have been on the table for a long time: zoning/origin, quality and a lack of clear segmentation according to regulatory requirements.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/06/pages-the-doors-are-open-for-dialogue-with-corpinnat/

New Fetzer Cans

Fetzer Vineyards has released three wines from Bonterra in 250-ml. cans for the first time. The company has canned its Sauvignon Blanc and rosé, and released a new blend called Bonterra Young Red. All three wines are made with organic grapes and are suggested to be served chilled. The three wines are available nationwide in 4-packs of 250-ml. cans for a suggested price of $20. Last year, Bonterra was at 419,000 cases, according to Impact Databank.

Teacher died after sharing bottle and a half of wine with friend in her garden, inquest told

She had had just under four times the amount of alcohol of the legal drink drive limit.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/teacher-death-cause-alcohol-consumption-bottle-wine-gill-howe-cleeve-primary-school-hull-a8946836.html

 

Your Everything Guide to Rosés from Provence

These wines are blends of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and, sometimes, Mourvèdre, and occasionally incorporate a small amount of white grapes before pressing to help keep the color pale.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/06/your-everything-guide-to-roses-from-provence/

 

Bonterra Organic Vineyards Introduces California’s First Organically Farmed Wine in Cans

Latest Bonterra Innovation Blends Two Skyrocketing Trends: Organics and Canned Wine

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bonterra-organic-vineyards-introduces-californias-141200362.html

 

The 10 Best Boxed Wines To Sip On All Year Long

Still frequently less expensive than bottled varieties, boxed wines are making a comeback for a reason: they’re increasingly delicious, easily portable (and usable), and environmentally friendly

WE HAVE MANY IN STOCK!

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/g27571641/best-boxed-wine/

 

Turn Crappy Rosé Into Surprisingly Good Cocktail Syrup

Gently heat it with an equal amount of table sugar to make a gorgeous cocktail syrup with an alcohol content all its own.

https://skillet.lifehacker.com/turn-crappy-rose-into-a-surprisingly-good-cocktail-syru-1835301955

A Wine Lover’s Guide to New Orleans

These neighborhoods all have special bars and, blended with the character, all of the original history

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/06/a-wine-lovers-guide-to-new-orleans/

Hey, Moms: Can We Please Stop Calling Alcohol “Mommy Juice”?

Mommy juice wine culture seems to be everywhere, from Instagram to Facebook, and even slapped onto party napkins and travel wine glasses.

https://www.thekitchn.com/mom-wine-culture-268335

CannaWine: a company leading the cannabis wine wave

With attitudes towards cannabis softening in many parts of the world in recent years, there are many new ideas about how to use the plant – including adding it to wine.

https://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/Article/2019/06/06/Is-cannabis-infused-wine-a-thing-of-the-future

 

Inside Hennessy | How Cognac is Made?

A unique visit of the Distillery at famous Cognac maker house Hennessy, witnessing and explaining how the fine French oak-aged spirit is made, distilled from grapes and wine.

https://youtu.be/KTKjf_yMP0c

 

 

Your Guide to South African Wine Country

The best places to eat, stay, and—of course—swirl and sip your way through the Winelands.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/south-african-wine-country-guide-where-to-eat-stay-and-drink

Here are 6 health and nutrition benefits of red wine vinegar.

Vinegars are made by fermenting a carbohydrate source into alcohol. Acetobacter bacteria then convert the alcohol into acetic acid, which gives vinegars their strong aromas

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

 

 

Mezzacorona Introduces Mezza di Mezzacorona Rosé

Mezzacorona, the leading Italian wine producer announces the launch of its sparkling rosé Mezza di Mezzacorona Rosé

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/06/07/mezzacorona-introduces-mezza-di-mezzacorona-rose

Are all scores from year to year weighted the same? Is a score of 93 in a bad vintage year the same as a 93 in an exceptional year?

Our wine ratings are not weighted by vintage. When our tasters sit down to a blind tasting, they are informed of the grape variety and/or region of the wine as well as the vintage. Even though we believe wines should reflect the vintage they hail from, the scores do not change in good vintages or bad ones. In the scenario you describe, a 93-point wine is a 93-point wine, regardless of the overall quality of the vintage.

In exceptional vintages, you should expect more 90+ wines than in weaker vintages. We take this data into account when we are assessing our vintage ratings.

5 Winemaking Terms All Wine Lovers Should Know

You have probably seen some wine terminology thrown around here and there – but do you know what they mean?

https://www.foleyfoodandwinesociety.com/Magazine/News-and-Articles/5-Winemaking-Terms-All-Wine-Lovers-Should-Know

HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOUR WINE IS VEGAN

According to the TTB, there are 62 ingredients that can be added to wine without needing disclosure on the label, ranging from animal-based fining agents

https://www.livekindly.com/find-out-if-your-wine-is-vegan/

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Liquor Industry News 06-10-19

June 10, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

06-10-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

5 ingenious ways to open a beer without a bottle opener

World wine production

Never Drink Bourbon With BBQ

 

The Best Wines For Dads Who Love Sports

The below list has not only examples of winery owners (and in some cases winemakers) who are living sports legends but also represents serious red wines that have gained respect and admiration from top wine critics.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathrinetodd/2019/05/26/fathers-day-gift-guide-the-best-wines-for-dads-who-love-sports/#688a229e6cd4

The Secret to Sampling Wines? Pair Them — with One Another

Tasting flights are passé. Instead, get to know a wine by putting two of them in dialogue with each other.

http://www.chicagomag.com/dining-drinking/May-2019/The-Secret-to-Wine-Tasting-Pair-Them–with-One-Another/

Five Traits of the World’s Most Expensive Wines

What do the most expensive wines have in common? It turns out, they’re more similar than you might think.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/5-traits-of-the-worlds-most-expensive-wines/

Malibu harnesses ‘power of pink’ with new RTDs

Pernod Ricard is capitalising on the ‘millennial pink’ trend with the launch of two new ready-to-drink Malibu products: Malibu Strawberry Spritz and Malibu Fizzy Pink Lemonade.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/05/malibu-harnesses-power-of-pink-with-new-rtds/

New Wine

Terlato Wines has unveiled Big Max, a new California wine brand. Launching with Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc expressions retailing at $30 and $25 a 750-ml., respectively, Big Max has a Central Coast appellation and is part of the portfolio of Maxville Wines, based in the Napa region’s Chiles Valley. Named for a brown bear formerly seen on the Maxville property, the new brand produced 8,300 cases in its first vintage. Terlato’s California portfolio also includes Chimney Rock, Jack Nicklaus Wines, Terlato Vineyards, The Federalist, Seven Daughters, Dueling Pistols, and Sanford, among other brands.

We taste-tested 5 of Trader Joe’s organic Shaw wines. Here’s how they ranked from worst to best.

Trader Joe’s is famous for its super cheap Charles Shaw wines, better known as “Two-Buck Chuck.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/trader-joes-organic-shaw-wines-tasting-2019-5

9 Non-Alcoholic Drinks For Rose Wine Lovers

Whether you are just trying to cut back or you don’t drink at all, you may want another way to get your rosé fix — without the alcohol.

https://www.bustle.com/p/9-non-alcoholic-drinks-for-rose-wine-lovers-17923199

Pairing Wine with Seafood

Seafood does not always have to be paired with white wine. Actually, some fish and shellfish dishes go quite well with varietals such as Pinot Noir and Merlot

https://www.gayot.com/wines/pairing-wine-with-seafood/

A Brief History of The Rogue Valley Wine Region

There a number of other American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) in Oregon that are making incredible, high quality wines.

https://thecraftycask.com/wine/rogue-valley-wine-region/

Top five global wine industry trends of 2019

From canned wines to cannabis infusions, FoodBev is raising a glass to this perennial alcoholic drink by looking at the top new global wine industry trends of 2019 so far.

https://www.foodbev.com/news/top-5-wine-trends-of-2019/

THE HISTORY OF SAUVIGNON BLANC

Sauvignon blanc is one of the few grape varieties that makes delicious wines all over the world

https://winespeed.com/blog/2019/05/the-history-of-sauvignon-blanc-plus-the-musque-muddle/

Italy’s booming Prosecco production is ‘unsustainable’, say researchers

The boom in prosecco production in recent years may be an environmental hazard, as it is contributing to the erosion of some 400 million kiograms of soil every year,

https://www.thelocal.it/20190528/italys-booming-prosecco-production-is-unsustainable-say-researchers

 

Biodynamics is Out, Phrenology is Wine’s New Trendy Pseudoscience!

Phrenology was the 100 Point Scale of its day. Yet another triumph of subjectivity over objectivity

https://hosemasterofwine.blogspot.com/2019/05/biodynamics-is-out-phrenology-is-wines.html

 

In lager, veritas: the physics of beer

Experimenting with beer in the name of science yields insights into volcanic eruptions, asteroid formation, and the perils of drinking in space.

https://cosmosmagazine.com/physics/in-lager-veritas-the-physics-of-beer

CONO SUR LAUNCHES CHILLED PINOT NOIR CAMPAIGN

Due to be launched in the UK next month, the campaign utilises the company’s temperature-sensitive, colour-changing label. Once sufficiently chilled, the image of the bike on the label turns from grey to blue.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/cono-sur-launches-chilled-pinot-noir-campaign/

Does a Lighter Work? Open Wine without Corkscrew

Is this wine hack process as easy as shown in many videos across YouTube?

https://youtu.be/xIadACeZfns

8 Things You Should Know About Sapporo Beer

Now world-famous, the Sapporo Beer Company is part of Sapporo Holdings, which also has real estate ventures, restaurants, and food and soft drinks brands.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sapporo-beer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=00e77a0c0d-MAY_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&mc_cid=00e77a0c0d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Anheuser-Busch Launches Low-Cal Mead, Is a High-Key Hypocrite

After condemning mead and those who drink it via its insufferable “Dilly, Dilly” Bud Light commercials, Anheuser-Busch is now producing its own “honey alcohol beverage,” a sparkling mead called “b.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/anheuser-busch-autumnal-mead/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=00e77a0c0d-MAY_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&mc_cid=00e77a0c0d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Ménage à Trois

Ménage à Trois is adding a Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon to its lineup. Retailing at $15 a 750-ml., the limited edition wine is 91% Cabernet, 7% Merlot, and 2% Petite Sirah, and spends three months in barrels that formerly held 6-year-old Kentucky Bourbon. Part of the Trinchero Family Estates portfolio, Ménage à Trois’ other recent innovations have included Decadence Cabernet Sauvignon, Luscious Pinot Noir, and Lavish Merlot.

Never Drink Bourbon With BBQ

Here are six tips on pairing cocktails and spirits with barbecue

https://vinepair.com/articles/bourbon-bbq-pass-on-pairing/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=00e77a0c0d-MAY_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&mc_cid=00e77a0c0d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Natural Wine, Explained

We’ve all heard of organic wine, and now there’s also biodynamic wine, but what the hell is natural wine?!

https://vinepair.com/articles/natural-wine-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=00e77a0c0d-MAY_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&mc_cid=00e77a0c0d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Constellation Unveils New Brand, To Kalon Vineyard Company

Constellation Brands is launching a new high-end Napa Valley wine label, To Kalon Vineyard Company. The new brand takes its name from the legendary To Kalon vineyard in Napa Valley’s Oakville AVA.

Partnering with winemaker Andy Erickson, Constellation’s first offering under the luxury brand will be a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon called Highest Beauty, a translation of the Greek phrase “To Kalon.” Retailing at $200 a 750-ml., Highest Beauty will debut in September through the brand’s mailing list. 500 cases were made for the inaugural 2016 vintage.

The launch comes amid ongoing legal wrangling over the To Kalon trademark. In March, The Vineyard House, a winery owned by Jeremy Nickel, son of the late Far Niente proprietor Gil Nickel, filed suit against Constellation, claiming that the company’s Robert Mondavi Corp. subsidiary fraudulently obtained the trademark of To Kalon and that Constellation has marketed it deceptively. Constellation says the allegations are without merit.

Remember The Wine Cooler? It’s Back

EJG reintroduces Bartles & Jaymes as a premium wine cooler “in portable, chillable and sleek new cans.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/05/28/something-old-and-fizzy-is-something-new-and-fizzy-in-the-wine-world-again/#5334bb9b1c1e

Horse Heaven Hills home to stellar wines

The Horse Heaven Hills is an acclaimed grape-growing region within Washington state that is not often visited by wine travelers because, despite its size, it offers few wineries.

https://www.tri-cityherald.com/living/food-drink/wine/article230925573.html

 

Pot in Wine Country? Napa group seeks ballot measure to grow marijuana

A group of Napa entrepreneurs from the wine and weed industries are seeking to make it legal to grow cannabis in the county for sale in stores.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Pot-in-Wine-Country-Napa-group-seeks-ballot-13901978.php?psid=37t8d

 

Wine hard to say, delightful to drink

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, this French wine appellation is the gateway to all that is beautiful in French wine and everyone deserves to be drinking this gem.

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/may/29/wine-hard-to-say-delightful-to-drink-20/?features-style

 

Yes, Colorado produces wine

There are actually more than 150 wineries, most of them growing their grapes between 4,000 and 7,000 feet in elevation.

https://www.vaildaily.com/entertainment/red-white-brew-yes-colorado-produces-wine/

 

What is Piquette? Meet Wine’s Easy-Drinking, Low-alcohol Style

A low-alcohol wine made from the second pressings of grape pomace, known to have been enjoyed by French farmhands and vineyard workers.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/28/piquette-easy-drinking-low-alcohol-wine/

Volcanic Wines Aren’t Just Trendy, They’re Timeless

Volcanos and wine are both pretty old, yet they continue to shape present-day landscapes both cultural and geographical.

https://growlermag.com/wine-time-volcanic-wines-arent-just-trendy-theyre-timeless/

World wine production

The world drinks a lot of wine — some 6.5 billion gallons in 2018, according to the Paris-based International Organisation of Vine and Wine.

https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190528/clemens-world-wine-production

How to Pair Sonoma’s Sparkling Wines with Seafood

The soils of Sonoma County can grow just about anything, which creates a natural playground for chefs who source from them.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/how-to-pair-sonomas-sparkling-wine-with-seafood/

Who’s Winning the US Search Wars?

Across all our wine categories, things seem to be pretty much the same: California has the most actual searches, while Virginia (and occasionally New York) manages to slip in ahead on the adjusted figure

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/whos-winning-the-us-search-wars

How Wineries Can Better Market to Millennials

66% of the wineries don’t have anybody looking at their data,

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/28/how-wineries-can-better-market-to-millennials/

Wine On Wheels: A Mobile Tasting Room Is Rolling Into Wine Country

Considering the ever-growing popularity of the food truck, it’s no surprise that some wineries are now taking the tasting room on the road

https://www.sonomamag.com/wine-on-wheels-a-mobile-tasting-room-is-rolling-into-wine-country/

Lodi 101

Families who have been farming in the region as far back as the 1860s

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Lodi-101–for-true-blue-Lodi-wine-lovers-

Remember Bud Ice?

Bud Ice was launched under the name Ice Draft by Anheuser-Busch in 1993 as a tactical response to an industry-wide ice beer trend.

We Still Stock It!!

https://punchdrink.com/articles/remember-budweiser-bud-ice-beer/?ref=PRH827F21D07C86&linkid=PRH827F21D07C86&cdi=2F9A5D72448C56FFE0534FD66B0ADC26&template_id=13062&aid=randohouseinc22030-20&utm_campaign=punchnewsletter&utm_source=Crown&utm_medium=Email&cid=94612&mid=1478208419

 

Rioja Alavesa: Going Its Own Way

Began to explore forming a new DO that would allow Alavesa producers to include information on the label that reflected terroir, lot, and winemaking process.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellewilliams/2019/05/29/rioja-alavesa-going-its-own-way/#c241b6f3745b

 

NORTH KOREA TO LAUNCH ‘FIRST WHISKY’ THIS YEAR

Reports claim that North Korea is to launch what it is thought to be its first whisky from Samilpo Distillery this year, with the bottle and label said to have been inspired by Diageo’s blended Scotch brand Johnnie Walker.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/north-korea-to-launch-first-whisky-this-year/

 

ANCIENT BUST OF BACCHUS DISCOVERED IN ROME

The discovery was made during excavations near the ancient Roman Forum.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/ancient-bust-of-bacchus-discovered-in-rome/

7 Questions About Vermouth You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask

The fortified wine flavored with botanicals, roots, and herbs gets its name from a 16th-century Bavarian wine, vermutwein, which was flavored with wormwood.

https://vinepair.com/articles/vermouth-wine-faq/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4c89d947fe-MAY_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4c89d947fe-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4c89d947fe-38937345&mc_cid=4c89d947fe&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Grey Goose launches ‘groundbreaking’ cocktail machine

The system has been designed for a variety of drinks to be served with ease and at speed, producing consistent serves at sub-zero temperatures. It can be charged with either nitrogen to create drinks with a creamy texture, or carbonation to produce sparkling drinks.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/05/grey-goose-launches-groundbreaking-cocktail-machine/

 

 

New Macallan

The Macallan is set to release a new “Estate” whisky, featuring barley grown at its 485-acre Easter Elchies property in Speyside. The Macallan Estate was distilled over the course of a single week, is bottled at 43% abv, and is rolling out in June to the U.S. and select global markets, retailing at $250 a 750-ml. The new bottling is packaged in a gift box containing an inlay of slate, along with photography of the estate’s barley fields on the banks of the River Spey.

 

Rosé’s Latest Trend Turns Almost Any Beverage Into A Frosé.

The non-alcoholic frosé mixer, which, when blended with ice, turns any drink into a fruity and sweet slushy sipper.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2019/05/30/hold-the-wine-roses-latest-trend-turns-almost-any-beverage-into-a-frose/#53d595a14749

 

Meet Lambrusco, the Bubbly Wine that Tastes like Grape Soda

The easy-sipping sparkling red wine that’s a step up from bland rosé and straddles the divide between red wine, fizzy lifting drinks, even beer. This is the porch-pounder you need to try this year.

https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/best-lambrusco-wines

 

The Other Cabernet You Should Care About

Cabernet Franc is one of the direct parents of Cabernet Sauvignon, conceived centuries ago during a fertile fling with Sauvignon Blanc in a French, or possibly Spanish, vineyard.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/30/the-other-cabernet-you-should-care-about/

 

The 15 Best Appetizers for Wine Tasting Party

Sure, a glass of wine is good on its own, but pair it with the right food and the flavors of each will really sing. Read on to learn the best appetizer for wine tasting party.

https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/best-appetizer-for-wine-tasting-party/

 

Learn Everything You Need to Know about Gavi

Italy has some local specialty whites that are very tasty and very well crafted that are worth learning about

https://youtu.be/zyA4GcPuEZU

 

Gluten Free Beer

The category can be tricky to navigate, though. Below, we break down the differences between gluten-free beer options.

https://vinepair.com/articles/gluten-free-beer-guide-how-made/

 

 

THERE’S SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT RUEDA

One of the world’s top white wine regions, D.O. Rueda, unveiled a new look for the 2018 vintage.


http://www.snooth.com/articles/there-ys-something-different-about-rueda-7141/

Is an Electric Wine Opener Better Than a Manual Corkscrew?

We tried the Oster electric wine opener to find out if it was truly an easier way to open wine—and if easy is even what you want.

https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/is-an-electric-wine-opener-better-than-a-manual-corkscrew-article

5 ingenious ways to open a beer without a bottle opener

Don’t have a bottle opener on hand? Don’t worry — there are multiple items lying around the house and car that you can use to pop the cap off your bottle.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/15-ingenious-ways-to-open-a-beer-without-a-bottle-opener/

What Is Wine Fining

Fining is about removing unwanted material from wine while still in the cellar.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/what-is-fining-51651/

 

 

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June 3, 2019

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What’s A Wine Diet & Is It Healthy?

The real reason you can’t handle alcohol anymore

Breaking down beer jargon

 

Bushmills In Expansion Mode

Bushmills is set to double its whiskey output with a second distillery, slated to open by 2022. Already the largest and oldest whiskey maker in Northern Ireland, Bushmills got the green light for the expansion as part of a $77 million investment plan by Mexico-based parent company Becle S.A.B. de C.V., also known as Cuervo. When it opens, Bushmills’ new single malt distillery will match the capacity of its current facility. Although the company won’t say what that capacity is, it’s estimated to be around 6 million liters of pure alcohol annually.

 Whisky Advocate has the full story.

 

New Josh Wine

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits has debuted a new limited edition wine under its Josh Cellars brand. Josh Cellars Military Salute Edition Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi Reserve will be available through September 5 in retailers across the U.S. The company will donate $1 from every bottle sold to Operation Gratitude, an organization set up to deliver care packages to U.S. service members stationed at home and abroad. Josh Cellars Military Salute Edition Cabernet Sauvignon is now available nationally, retailing at $20 a 750-ml. Josh Cellars, an Impact “Hot Brand,” surged 26% to 2.6 million cases in the

U.S. last year.

IN STOCK!

 

Wine Labels Are Confusing—We Asked an Expert to Clear Things Up

In the case of wine, you often have no choice but to judge a book by its cover. To make an informed decision, start by learning what all those terms on the bottle mean

. https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/beverages/wine-label-meaning

The 13 Best Alcohol Subscription Boxes for Trying New Liquor, Wine, and Beer

It’s time to build out your bar cart.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/g27504607/best-alcohol-subscription-boxes/

Barefoot’s New Boxed Wine Has 4 Bottles in Each, So Consider Your Weekend Rosé Needs Covered

Barefoot just launched a whole range of boxed wines with an easy-to-pour nozzle

IN STOCK!

https://www.popsugar.com/food/Barefoot-Tap-Boxed-Wine-2019-46158894

The Maker of Whispering Angel Is Releasing a New Luxury Wine

Whispering Angel is really the entry-level wine of the existing quartet, which still comes with a suggested retail price of only $19.99.

http://fortune.com/2019/05/19/whispering-angel-rose-wine/

“Parkerization” is not a myth or a lie

Bob Parker absolutely was “the father of modern wine criticism”; he did indeed “raise the bar” for all of us who followed.

http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2019/05/18/parkerization-is-not-a-myth-or-a-lie/

Can CBD Really Do All That?

We are bombarded by a dizzying variety of CBD-infused products: beers, gummies, chocolates and marshmallows

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/14/magazine/cbd-cannabis-cure.html

5 reasons to start drinking wine from a can

The newest way to drink your favorite vino.

https://www.bhg.com.au/5-reasons-to-start-drinking-wine-from-a-can

Defining “Classic Wines”

Classic Wines are used to learn about wine. So, if you’re looking to improve your knowledge quickly, this is a great place to start!

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/defining-classic-wines-and-the-trick-to-blind-tasting/

Craft Breweries In New England

Silver Bullet Cold Stream to pour sub-32 degree Coors Light at a festival near you

Coming soon to an outdoor event near you: the Silver Bullet Cold Stream, a custom Airstream trailer equipped with technology that pours Coors Light drafts below freezing temperatures.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/news/silver-bullet-cold-stream-to-pour-sub-32-degree-coors-light-at-a-festival-near-you/amp/

UNDERSTANDING BIODYNAMIC WINE: THE MONTY WALDIN INTERVIEW

Organic and biodynamic wines are currently a very hot topic in fashionable wine circles.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/understanding-biodynamic-wine-the-monty-waldin-interview

How the physics of fizz contributes to human happiness

Have you ever wondered why it’s so enjoyable to imbibe a glass of something that sets off a series of microexplosions in your mouth?

https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/champagne-physics

Should brands be marketing to ‘supertasters’?

Taste sensitivity could be an untapped sector for beverages like wine and coffee, according to new research from Cornell University. Supertasters and nontasters respond differently to sensory information, with potential for new marketing strategies

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2019/05/20/Should-brands-be-marketing-to-supertasters

Why Do Winery Instagram Feeds Suck So Much?

Simply put, a lot of your winery Instagrams aren’t worth a damn following.

https://spitbucket.net/2019/05/19/why-do-winery-instagram-feeds-suck-so-much/

New Gin

Diageo has unveiled a new super-premium gin label, Villa Ascenti. Made at the new Distilleria Santa Vittoria in Italy, Villa Ascenti is made from Moscato grapes infused with Tuscan juniper berries and also includes herbs like mint and thyme. Villa Ascenti is initially launching in Europe, where the super- and ultra-premium gin markets have been growing rapidly in recent years. The new brand joins Gordon’s, Tanqueray, Tanqueray No. Ten, and Jinzu in Diageo’s gin portfolio. Pernod Ricard also recently expanded in upscale gin, agreeing to acquire the Malfy brand from Biggar & Leith for an undisclosed sum.

New Zealand wine documentary a must see

A Seat at the Table comparing winemaking in France and New Zealand.

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/05/20/new-zealand-wine-documentary-a-must-see/

Spanish police arrest four in connection with major wine fraud

DO Bierzo wine board had detected irregularities on wine bottle labels. “Numbers on the back labels had been duplicated. Others were false numbers,

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/news/spanish-police-arrest-four-connection-major-wine-fraud

WE DON’T AGE WINES ENOUGH IN CALIFORNIA

California vintners are not ageing their top wines for long enough due to a desire for instant gratification in the US, according to Gallo winemaker Chris Munsell.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/munsell-we-dont-age-wines-enough-in-california/

8 Alternatives to Vodka in Your Bloody Mary

While vodka does a great job of doing this, the cocktail can be elevated even further by experimenting with different spirits

https://vinepair.com/articles/bloody-mary-vodka-alternatives/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dcae7a61a8-MAY_21_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dcae7a61a8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dcae7a61a8-38937345&mc_cid=dcae7a61a8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What’s the Difference Between a Brewer and Brewmaster? Brewhouse Titles, Explained

Roles vary greatly by brewery size and setup, but there is a basic hierarchy in relation to brewers’ experience.

https://vinepair.com/articles/brewery-jobs-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dcae7a61a8-MAY_21_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dcae7a61a8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dcae7a61a8-38937345&mc_cid=dcae7a61a8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 Things You Should Know About Martini & Rossi

Martini & Rossi accounted for more than 45 percent of the global vermouth market

https://vinepair.com/articles/martini-rossi-asti-vermouth-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dcae7a61a8-MAY_21_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dcae7a61a8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dcae7a61a8-38937345&mc_cid=dcae7a61a8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Difference Between Campari and Aperol, Explained

Aperol and Campari have been popular in their native Italy for well over a century.

https://vinepair.com/articles/difference-between-aperol-campari/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dcae7a61a8-MAY_21_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dcae7a61a8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dcae7a61a8-38937345&mc_cid=dcae7a61a8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Mon Frère Wines

Palm Bay International has introduced Mon Frère Winery, a new California-based project. Led by winemaker Tom Hinde, who also heads up Palm Bay’s Au Contraire brand, Mon Frère includes three wines—Chardonnay ($16 a 750-ml.), Pinot Noir ($17), and Cabernet Sauvignon ($17)—all of which are rolling out nationwide. Taub Family Cos., Palm Bay’s parent company, also counts Heritance, The Angry Bunch, and Ay Carumba sangria among its California brands. Last fall, Taub Family also acquired the Saracina ranch in Mendocino, which it will use as a base of expansion for its California operations.

Everything You Can Tell About A Rosé Based On Its Color

With a wine that is so defined by its color, the cheat codes for shopping rosé like a pro may be hidden in its many shades of pink.

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/rose-wine-color-dark-light

ALDI IS OFFERING FREE WINE TO CUSTOMERS WILLING TO WRITE HONEST REVIEWS

If you’re a budding wine connoisseur, then this is the opportunity for you

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/aldi-free-wine-customers-review-twitter-club-a8923296.html

America’s All-Time Favorite Wines

What a check on US searching patterns suggests is that, as a country, it is almost seamlessly homogenous, with very little variation in search patterns when viewed across the past 20 years.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/america-s-favorite-ever-wines

10 Recipes and Pairings for Every Type of Summer Grilling

Whether seafood, beef or a vegetable-based side, we promise you’ll have the right wine on hand for any meal.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/10-recipes-and-pairings-for-every-type-of-summer-grilling/

The Different Styles of Japanese Shochu

In Japan, shochu, the low-proof distilled spirit, outsells saké by far. While both derive their flavor from koji, a mold that converts starch into sugar, shochu can be made from a variety of base ingredients, which allows for a diverse range of flavors.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/20/the-different-styles-of-japanese-shochu/

Napa Valley winery sues over $1M in smoke-tainted grapes

A Napa Valley vintner has sued its insurer for failing to pay compensation for $1.14 million worth of wine grapes tainted by smoke during the 2017 wildfires in that region.

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/napacounty/9618785-181/napa-wine-grapes-lawsuit-insurance

New Trends In Champagne

Champagne, and all types of sparkling wine, have long been suffering in the aperitif ghetto. They have, traditionally, been seen as celebratory wines to have before a meal.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2019/05/20/new-trends-in-champagne/#708d78cb91da

ABC (Anyone Buying Chard?) – The Character Assassination of Chardonnay

At the end of 2017 there were over 96,000 acres of Chard planted in California and it’s planted in every wine region around the globe.

https://www.intowine.com/abc-anyone-buying-chard-character-assassination-chardonnay

Here’s How To Pour A Perfect Draught Craft Beer

Yeast and bacteria “routinely enter draught systems where they feed on beer and attach to draught line,

https://www.forbes.com/sites/garystoller/2019/05/21/heres-how-to-pour-a-perfect-draught-craft-beer/#6b037ff33b85

US Beer Industry Supports More than 2 Million Jobs

Beer Institute president and CEO Jim McGreevy added that the beer industry is “the crown jewel of American manufacturing today.”

https://www.brewbound.com/news/study-us-beer-industry-supports-more-than-2-million-jobs

Can I Age Fireball Whisky?

I’d suggest buying a new bottle instead of consuming an “aged” bottle. That way, you’re more likely to experience the flavors as they were intended.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-can-i-age-fireball-whisky/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5c5886e98f-MAY_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5c5886e98f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5c5886e98f-38937345&mc_cid=5c5886e98f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

6 Questions About Rosé You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask

If you have some lingering questions about rosé — where it comes from, how it’s made, and what makes it so popular — rest assured you’re not alone.

https://vinepair.com/articles/rose-wine-faq-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5c5886e98f-MAY_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5c5886e98f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5c5886e98f-38937345&mc_cid=5c5886e98f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Official PGA Wine

Constellation Brands has partnered with the PGA to make Meiomi the official wine of the PGA Tour. The multi-year marketing agreement will bring Meiomi to each stop on the PGA Tour, where guests will be able to learn about the brand, taste samples, and purchase bottles. Meiomi will launch digital ads to support the Tour and will host a retail sweepstakes to award a trip for four to play a round of golf at TPC Sawgrass. Last year, Meiomi was up 5.8% to 1.27 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

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Why My Bar Is Giving Away $25K Worth of Rosé to Support Women’s Reproductive Rights

Rebel Rebel owner Lauren Friel responds to the Alabama abortion ban.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/lauren-friel-alabama-abortion-ban

A Quick Guide to Rosé Wine

Rosé is the fastest-growing category in America, as consumption grew roughly 50% in 2017. Consequently, you’ll likely see more choices on shelves as summer nears.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/21/a-quick-guide-to-rose-wine/

The Dos and Don’ts of Storing Wine

Storing wine correctly is crucial to maintaining the good condition of a wine collection, particularly if that collection is expensive.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/the-dos-and-donts-of-storing-wine

A Guide to the Calories, Carbs, and ABV in America’s Best-Selling Beers

Whether you’re a Coors Light lover or a milkshake IPA devotee, the following table can help you out next time you’re peeking at your waistline.

https://vinepair.com/articles/20-best-lowest-carbs-calories-beers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a3230c8e49-MAY_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a3230c8e49-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a3230c8e49-38937345&mc_cid=a3230c8e49&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

If You Are A Fan Of IPA, Science Says You’re More Likely To Be A Psycho

What the researchers uncovered was that the more a person craved bitter flavors, the darker their personality.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/if-you-are-a-fan-of-ipa-science-says-youre-more-likely-to-by-psychotic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a3230c8e49-MAY_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a3230c8e49-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a3230c8e49-38937345&mc_cid=a3230c8e49&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Breaking down beer jargon

Choosing a beer, especially at a bar that features many craft beers, can be a time-consuming endeavor, and can also feel like you’re reading an alien language. IPA? IBU? ABV?

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/05/23/breaking-down-beer-jargon/

Sailor Jerry expands range for first time with Savage Apple

Sailor Jerry Savage Apple has an RRP of US$15.99 and will launch initially in New York and Florida, before rolling out across the US this autumn.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/05/sailor-jerry-expands-range-for-first-time-with-savage-apple/

JACKSON FAMILY WINES TO EXPAND TO TASMANIA

One of the world’s most powerful wine companies, Jackson Family Wines, is on the hunt for a place to make Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Tasmania.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/jackson-family-wines-to-expand-to-tasmania/

 

WHY CORK’S FASTEST GROWTH MARKET SHOULD SURPRISE

The fastest growth market for the past 18 months has been Australia, which he explained, is surprising because it is a wine-producing nation better known for using predominantly screwcaps to seal its bottles.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/why-corks-fastest-growth-market-should-surprise/

 

 

As US Wine Sales Are Expected To Decline, One Wine Brand Defies The Trend

Josh Cellars, continues to defy the trend and exhibit impressive gains year after year.

ALWAYS IN STOCK!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/theworldwineguys/2019/05/23/as-us-wine-sales-are-expected-to-decline-one-wine-brand-defies-the-trend/#6cb1a83975c1

 

IRISH DISTILLERS LAUNCHES WHISKEY PODCAST SERIES

The owner of Jameson, Irish Distillers, has launched a five-part podcast series telling the story of how three companies saved the country’s whiskey industry from extinction

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/irish-distillers-launches-whiskey-podcast-series/

 

 

Dealing with Wine in Restaurants

Being put on the spot with a wine list the size of the Gutenberg Bible can definitely cause personal anxiety.

http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/dealing-with-wine-in-restaurants?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TimGaiserMasterSommelier-Blog+%28The+Blog+of+Tim+Gaiser%2C+MS%29

 

Light, Bright, Definitely Not Sprite: 20 of the Best Spiked Seltzers to Try

Spiked seltzers are flooding the marketplace.

MANY IN STOCK!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/20-best-spiked-seltzers-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3bbff0c650-MAY_24_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3bbff0c650-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3bbff0c650-38937345&mc_cid=3bbff0c650&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Exploring Italy Through its Amaro

Amaro, Italy’s famously bitter liqueur steeped with herbs, roots and other flavorings, is favored as a digestivo, and figures on every dessert menu or wine/spirits list in Italy.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/23/exploring-italy-through-amaro/

 

Whether you drink red or white wine says a lot about your personality

According to new research, the type of wine you drink can say a lot about your personality.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/red-white-wine-personality-traits-121537502.html

 

 

Hands Down, the Best Wine to Use When Making Sangria

Here are the best reds, whites, and rosés that are perf for sangria making.

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/g27560071/best-red-white-wine-for-sangria/

 

 

The real reason you can’t handle alcohol anymore

Ever wonder why you can’t do red wine anymore (or is it bourbon)? Read on

https://considerable.com/the-real-reason-you-cant-handle-alcohol-anymore/

 

Restaurants That Dare To Serve 100 Wines By The Glass

By-the-glass wine lists are generally hard for restaurants to manage.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2019/05/23/restaurants-that-dare-to-serve-100-wines-by-the-glass/#6f2915481be3

 

Making Rosé Is A Lot Harder Than It Looks

Rosé is, technically, the hardest wine to make

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/05/23/the-craze-of-rose-easy-and-fun-but-actually-making-rose-a-lot-harder-than-it-looks-heres-why/#46b3090436e6

 

9 Strategies for Wine Theory Study

Knowing geography, grape varieties, wine laws, viticultural and winemaking terms, is mandatory to becoming an experienced professional.

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/tim-gaiser-ms-sommday-series-9-strategies-for-wine-theory-study/

 

What’s A Wine Diet & Is It Healthy?

Over the years, some shrewd innovators have developed “wine diets.” Some are risky and extreme, and others are more reasonable.

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/05/233666/what-is-wine-diet

 

WHY SCREW CAPS ON WINE BOTTLES CAN BE BETTER THAN CORKS

There is a stigma associated with wines carrying screw caps, or twist-off tops, probably because they were originally used to seal wines on the less expensive end of the spectrum.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/wine-screw-cap-cork-sommelier-red-white-taste-bottle-a8928031.html

 

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

What are Sulfites? A Look at Wine’s Most Misunderstood Compound

 

The 20 Most Popular Whiskey Brands in the Country

 

Just holding a beer makes women appear less human, study finds

 

Is there a polite way to tell a winemaker that I’m not enjoying their wines?

I’ve been in plenty of situations where a winemaker is asking me what I think of a wine and I’m uncomfortable answering. My most effective deflection is to tell them I’d rather hear them talk about their wines and hear their insight. What makes the wine special in their eyes? How do they see their winemaking decisions or vintage characteristics reflected in the glass?

If it’s more of a scenario where you feel like they’re asking you to buy their wines (and you don’t want to), I think a simple, “I really need to think about it/check my cellar space” is a fine response. If they keep pressing, avoid saying anything negative. Instead, tell them which wine in the lineup is most distinctive or most appealing. Or segue into a conversation about how these wines are different from the regions and grapes you are more familiar with or keen on.

 

Homemade wine jelly

How to Make wine Jelly

https://www.momtastic.com/food/758419-my-moms-wine-jelly-will-be-your-new-favorite-thing/

 

Why Some Wineries Are Becoming ‘Certified B Corp’ — And What That Means

While organic or biodynamic certifications are big buzzwords in winemaking today, B Corp calls for full transparency in the way a company conducts business — and not just in the vineyard.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/05/13/720665348/why-some-wineries-are-becoming-certified-b-corp-and-what-that-means

 

Tips On How To Pick A Luscious Bottle Of Wine

As a consumer, it is also important that when it comes to picking the right flavor of wine, you have to be keen on the details of each brand.

https://thefrisky.com/tips-on-how-to-pick-a-luscious-bottle-of-wine/

 

Applegate Valley AVA, Oregon In Depth

The Applegate Valley has a long history as a wine region.

http://www.fredswan.wine/2019/05/13/applegate-valley-ava-oregon-spotlight/

 

California’s Up-and-Coming Grapes

Here are seven other varieties that should be on your radar.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/13/californias-up-and-coming-grapes/

 

The Importance of a Wine’s Acidity

Acidity, focus and purity help us to see a wine for what it is and glimpse true vinous beauty in its most natural state.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/13/the-importance-of-a-wines-acidity/

 

12 Things You Should Know About Yuengling

It’s America’s oldest brewery, largest independent brewery, and probably the most boycotted beer from the state of Pennsylvania.

https://vinepair.com/articles/yuengling-lager-independent/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1022fd51b6-MAY_14_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1022fd51b6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-1022fd51b6-38937345&mc_cid=1022fd51b6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The World’s Best Places for Growing Chardonnay

Winemakers produce diverse iterations of the noble grape everywhere from chilly Champagne to sunny northern New Zealand.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-chardonnay-types-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1022fd51b6-MAY_14_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1022fd51b6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-1022fd51b6-38937345&mc_cid=1022fd51b6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What You Need to Know About Turkish Wine

Indigenous varieties and dynamic flavor profiles are among the factors helping them break ground in the U.S.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-turkish-wine/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=72630740&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8pXZrel9Mcb8GKW_W4TbuM9fDrAlc6qErxSaVN0dl7LbNaIMyJOiED835rCFohdnDanCYuEz6_xrOUmb7vq6PMZDUuXj5SzKK8_zvstsP0Ut_wCeo&_hsmi=72631913

Cutting Back on Sugar? Here’s What Wine Drinkers Need to Know

Excess sugar consumption has been linked with health problems, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up wine

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-healthy-wine-drinkers-need-to-know-about-sugar

Just How Big Is Natural Wine In America?

“Natural wine” is anything that uses little to no commercial additives and preservatives during the fermentation and bottling process

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chloesorvino/2019/05/14/just-how-big-is-natural-wine-in-america/#1b7cae005943

The World’s Most Wanted US Wines

We know Napa dominates searches for US wine, but we didn’t know how heavy that domination really is.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/the-worlds-most-wanted-us-wines

How to Save Leftover Wine

Have some leftover wine from your last dinner party? It would be a shame to let it go to waste—and you don’t have to! Learn the best ways to store leftover wine and the most important preservation factors to keep in mind in this quick tutorial.

https://www.winespectator.com/video/play/id/UJjrZ89e/Wine%20101%3A%20How%20to%20Save%20Leftover%20Wine

4 Good Red Wines For Beginners

Maybe you like wine for the implied health benefits (i.e. keto friendly, antioxidants, etc). Or, perhaps you just love rosé! Whatever the reason, one issue many newcomers struggle with is consistently choosing wines they love.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/4-good-red-wines-for-beginners-crowd-pleasers/

BOTTLE SIZE CHARTS

Wine Sizes

https://wineracksamerica.com/bottle-size-charts/

Gérard Bertrand bottles his new brand in a ceramic bottle

The launch of the ‘Art de vivre’ brand in ceramic bottles recalling materials used to make amphora will most certainly be the stand-out packaging of 2019

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-89540-Gerard-Bertrand-bottles-his-new-brand-in-a-ceramic-bottle.htm

Why Some Winemakers Still Use the Name Fumé Blanc

The moniker may be a throwback, but producers still rely on it to convey style—and to set the wine apart in the market

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-some-winemakers-still-use-the-name-fume-blanc/

Behind America’s Unexpected Cool-Climate Wine Region, Michigan

There are five appellations in Michigan, each with a slightly different vibe and environment.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/13/america-cool-climate-wine-region-michigan/

YQUEM TO CONVERT TO BIODYNAMICS

At the moment there are several prominent châteaux in Bordeaux being farmed organically or biodynamically.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/yquem-to-convert-to-biodynamics/

High-End Tequila Soars In The U.S.

Patrón remains the world’s highest-ranked Tequila brand by value, ringing up nearly $1.5 billion in retail value last year.

How Sparkling Wine is Made

Today, there’s an array of bubblies, from Champagne to Cava, all made with slightly different methods.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/14/how-sparkling-wine-made/

Businessman pleads guilty to stealing up to $1.5M in wine

Holder owned and operated Safe Harbour Wine Storage LLC. Private collectors and businesses paid him monthly fees and pick-up charges to store cases of wine in a climate-controlled warehouse

https://www.apnews.com/7ea5ecb5949d4b6aa052ee5d8eeaa2bf

3 tips for graduation party wine picks

And every fun party must offer tasty libations. With graduation party wines, following a few simple tips makes it easy.

https://triblive.com/lifestyles/dave-desimone-columns/the-wine-cellar-3-tips-for-graduation-party-wine-picks/

Meet Oregon’s Potential New Wine Appellations

There are currently four additional perfected candidates that may at any time become the newest additions to the Willamette Valley’s gang of sub-AVAs.

https://sipnorthwest.com/new-oregon-wine-appellations/

For the Love of Lodi: A Region All About Multi-Generational Farming, Winemaking and Families

Lodi is the self-proclaimed Zinfandel capital of the world, producing more than 32 percent of California’s premium Zinfandel.

https://www.dallaswinechick.com/for-the-love-of-lodi-a-region-all-about-multi-generational-farming-winemaking-and-families/

Please – No Wine Educators

To be called a Wine Educator is to be dangerously encouraged to presume ignorance as a first point of contact with our guests.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/please-wine-educators-colin-macphail/

Just holding a beer makes women appear less human, study finds

She doesn’t even need to appear drunk—to be perceived as more sexually available and less human than if she was drinking water, or if she was a man drinking beer.

https://thetakeout.com/alcohol-women-sexually-available-less-human-study-1834780911

12 of the Best Summer Beers to Throw in Your Beach Bag, Backpack, or Beer Fridge

Here are 12 of the best summer-friendly beers MANY IN STOCK!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/12-best-summer-beers-2019/

Disney Debuts Cocktail Popsicles at Epcot

The pops are made using locally sourced fruit, and wine from Florida’s Island Grove Wine Company,

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/disney-debuts-cocktail-popsicles-at-epcot/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1d9f0c5c24-MAY_16_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1d9f0c5c24-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-1d9f0c5c24-38937345&mc_cid=1d9f0c5c24&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The 20 Most Popular Whiskey Brands in the Country

These are the top 20 best-selling whiskey brands in America, according to IRI Worldwide

https://vinepair.com/articles/20-most-popular-whiskey-brands-america-2018/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1d9f0c5c24-MAY_16_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1d9f0c5c24-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-1d9f0c5c24-38937345&mc_cid=1d9f0c5c24&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

FitVine Wine Introduces A Low Sugar, Low Sulfite Albariño

FitVine’s Albariño is the second limited edition and online-exclusive wine released this year. In January, FitVine introduced their Syrah, a rich jammy dark fruit red wine, which quickly became an online fan favorite.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fitvine-wine-introduces-low-sugar-120000289.html

What are Sulfites? A Look at Wine’s Most Misunderstood Compound

The industry has relied for ages on the compound to preserve, control, and, to some extent, stabilize the end product. It can be argued that it’s a big reason why wine has become a viable commercial product with good shelf life and even age-ability.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/what-are-sulfites-in-wine-guide/

The Guy Who Broke Wine

Gary Vaynerchuk catapulted onto the scene in the mid-aughts as a brash, fast-talking antihero. The wine world hasn’t been the same since.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/guy-who-broke-wine-gary-vee-vaynerchuk/

‘Clean’ wine ill defined but taking root

Despite lack of definition, term gaining popularity

https://www.timesunion.com/living/article/Clean-wine-ill-defined-but-taking-root-13848389.php

Getting fizzy with it: the Italian wine route that sparkles

An Italian region and a sparkling wine, Franciacorta may not be well-known but it is great for vineyard visits and fine places to eat and stay

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/may/16/italy-sparkling-wine-route-franciacorta-vineyard-visits

Sommelier insights into Australian wine trends

Journalist Eleanor Danenberg got in touch with Sommeliers Australia seeking insights from some of its members on what’s hot in restaurants

https://winetitles.com.au/sommelier-insights-into-australian-wine-trends/

The regulatory role of ethical labeling

South African wine producers have come under pressure to reassure customers that it’s ethical and there’s been widespread growth in ethical certification labeling.

https://phys.org/news/2019-05-regulatory-role-ethical.html

 

Ah-So Wine Opener to Uncork Old Vintage Wine

How To Use an Ah-So Wine Bottle Opener aka a two prong cork puller to Pull out the cork of an old bottle of wine.

https://youtu.be/cpZW012Gvas

 

Study Reveals How Much More Americans Will Pay For Wines With Cork Closures

U.S. consumers are willing to pay eight percent more (approximately $1.00 per bottle) “for table wines that contain cork closures rather than screw cap closures.”

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/study-cork-screwcap-wine-consumer-value/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=931e8ab387-MAY_17_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-931e8ab387-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-931e8ab387-38937345&mc_cid=931e8ab387&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

GALLO’S PREMIUM BUSINESS NOW 30% OF TURNOVER

Gallo defines ‘premium’ wine as over US$10 a bottle, ‘super premium’ above US$15, ‘ultra-premium’ £20-30 pounds and ‘luxury’ wine as over £30 a bottle.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/gallos-premium-business-now-30-of-turnover/

 

Blue Moon Kegs

Blue Moon Brewing will release limited edition kegs inspired by the design of the Blue Origin lunar lander, also named Blue Moon. The kegs will hit the market in advance of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20. Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ space company, hopes to replicate this feat by 2024. Pricing and availability of the lunar lander kegs will be released closer to July 20. Blue Moon Brewing is part of MillerCoors.

How Sulfites Affect a Wine’s Chemistry

Wine professionals discuss sulfur’s impact on everything from oxidation to aromatic compounds and texture

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-sulfites-affect-a-wines-chemistry/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=72769421&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-97mawiIPDXZf58ik0xHQ23PeF2knQZbGHECq9ZImyUzn4xT0qBNLA_5Jl6Imy4Ex0EZwaDB9Ptc71gjZgBKhj4b4fsoxW0kh6x7gQAZf0QBEA9oUw&_hsmi=72769896

8 Tips for Creating an Effective Wine Self-study Practice

A Master of Wine and a Master Sommelier offer advice on how to prepare for the big exams

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/8-tips-for-creating-an-effective-wine-self-study-practice/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=72769421&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-97mawiIPDXZf58ik0xHQ23PeF2knQZbGHECq9ZImyUzn4xT0qBNLA_5Jl6Imy4Ex0EZwaDB9Ptc71gjZgBKhj4b4fsoxW0kh6x7gQAZf0QBEA9oUw&_hsmi=72769896

Comparing French vs Argentinian Malbec

It’s easy to forget that Malbec originated in France because more than 75% of the world’s Malbec vines are located in South America.

https://winefolly.com/episode/comparing-france-vs-argentina-malbec-video/

Paso Robles used to be the Almond Capital of the World. What happened?

The city, which today is better known for oak trees and fine wine, started out producing wheat in the late 19th century before transitioning to orchard crops in the early 1900s
https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/slo-weird/article230424694.html#storylink=cpy

How Much Alcohol Can You Drink Safely?

Last September, the prestigious peer-reviewed British medical journal The Lancet published a study that is thought to be the most comprehensive global analysis of the risks of alcohol consumption.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/magazine/how-much-alcohol-can-you-drink-safe-health.html

Fake Wine and Real Boobs

Any winery that has to resort to using sex to sell is raising the white flag.

https://spitbucket.net/2019/05/16/fake-wine-and-real-boobs/

Empowering the consumer

Wine buyers willingly accept being fed a diet of misinformation — or no information at all.

https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/dan-berger/dan-berger-on-wine-empowering-the-consumer/article_5f5b4142-db36-5b76-9da7-40ce01d124d8.html

What is Cannonau?

Sometimes spelt Cannonao, it is the Sardinian name for the widely planted red wine grape variety known in Spain as Garnacha and in France as Grenache.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/what-is-cannonau-413919/

When did GMO become a dirty word?

The medical, agricultural, and environmental fields all have GMO products

https://www.morningagclips.com/when-did-gmo-become-a-dirty-word/

 

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Liquor Industry News 05-20-19

May 20, 2019

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05-20-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Sweet Rules for Pairing Wine with Dessert

 

What kind of craft beer are you?

 

Another Attempt to Let USPS Ship Alcohol

 

New AR

Concha y Toro has unveiled a new augmented reality experience for its Casillero del Diablo brand. Created in partnership with beverage app DrinkAR, the initiative allows consumers to use their smartphones to scan a Casillero del Diablo Reserva label and take a virtual, 360-degree tour of the brand’s wine cellar. The immersive experience allows visitors to explore multiple fire-lit caverns found in the 19th-century cellar and jump directly to the brand’s social media profiles. DrinkAR is available for download in the Apple Store and Google Play. Concha y Toro, part of the Fetzer Vineyards portfolio in the U.S., sells more than 1.8 million cases annually.

Organic Wine’s Deadly Carbon Footprint

It should be the more eco-friendly option, but is organic viticulture bad for the environment?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/organic-wines-deadly-carbon-footprint

 

When Pinot Noir isn’t Pinot Noir

The wine industry is facing a moment of existential crisis over what goes into the bottle.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/when-pinot-noir-isnt-pinot-noir

 

Is Australian Single Malt The Next Japanese Whisky?

Even passing fans of whisky have noticed the monumental rise of Japanese whisky in bottleshops and bars across the United States. The once-obscure liquid is now among the most prized possessions on any liquor shelf.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradjaphe/2019/05/06/is-australian-single-malt-the-next-japanese-whisky/#49bafef64020

8 Things You Should Know About Espolòn Tequila

From viral marketing campaigns to the inspiring rock music that gets its yeast swaying, here are eight things you should know about Espolòn.

https://vinepair.com/articles/espolon-tequila-mexico/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fc178b62b5-MAY_7_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fc178b62b5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-fc178b62b5-38937345&mc_cid=fc178b62b5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

7 Ways To Open A Bottle Of Wine Without A Corkscrew

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=fc178b62b5-MAY_7_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fc178b62b5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-fc178b62b5-38937345&mc_cid=fc178b62b5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

Bud Light will sell beer in rainbow bottles in June for Pride Month

Bud Light will sell rainbow-colored aluminum bottles in bars nationwide from May 27 to June 30 and donate to GLAAD $1 from each case sold.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/06/us/bud-light-pride-rainbow-beer-bottles-trnd/index.html

 

Film Review: Amy Poehler’s ‘Wine Country’ on Netflix

For her directorial debut, Amy Poehler serves up a safe, wine-and-a-movie Netflix night-in comedy featuring a handful of her ‘Saturday Night Live’ besties.

https://variety.com/2019/film/reviews/wine-county-review-amy-poehler-1203205526/

 

WWE’s Carmella Is Launching An Extremely On-Brand Wine

Because she’s on the road 300 days a year, she likes “a glass of wine at the end of the night.” It is very easy to empathize with this statement!

https://uproxx.com/prowrestling/wwe-superstar-carmella-launching-wine-brand-capo-cagna/2/

 

Upgrade Your Garden With Your Used Wine Bottles

Wine bottle edging around your flower bed is not only a good way to recycle the empty wine bottles, but a really cool idea for an aesthetically pleasing garden border.

https://www.wideopencountry.com/wine-bottle-edging-garden-diy/

 

 

Tips To Setting Up A Great Wine Event

A wine-tasting event can be an excellent way for you to bond with your friends.

https://southfloridareporter.com/tips-to-setting-up-a-great-wine-event/

 

Peter Yealands ordered to pay $18,000 after polluting Marlborough stream with grape marc

The founder of an environmentally-minded wine company who polluted a stream with his fledgling waste initiative has been fined.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/112438538/peter-yealands-ordered-to-pay-18000-after-polluting-marlborough-stream-with-grape-marc

 

Cheers everybody! Scientists cure alcoholism in rats with ‘flip of a switch’

Don’t try this at home: When scientists shot lasers into a specific cluster of nerves in the brains of alcoholic rats, the creatures lost all interest in drinking – and their physical symptoms of withdrawal were reduced.

https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/science/2019/05/06/alcoholism-cure-flip-of-a-switch/

 

POL ROGER TO USE ROBOT TO REACH CENTURY-OLD BURIED CHAMPAGNE

The Champagne became sealed off in an underground cellar in February 1900, when, after heavy rains, Pol Roger’s cellar on the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay caved in, bringing down both levels of its facility, and destroying as well as burying the equivalent of two million bottles of Champagne – barrels of wine were lost as well as bottles.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/pol-roger-to-use-robot-to-reach-century-old-buried-champagne/

 

Top five best value-for-money brandies

Looking across multiple categories, from fruit brandies and pot still releases to blended expressions, a wide range of brandies were awarded the top accolades of Master and Gold medals for their quality.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/05/top-five-best-value-for-money-brandies/

 

New JD Cocktail

A new flavor of Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails has hit the market. The new Southern Citrus is a blend of grapefruit and other citrus flavors, with a hint of the brand’s signature Tennessee Whiskey. There are seven other flavors in the RTD line-up, including Black Jack Cola, Cherry Limeade, Lynchburg Lemonade, and Downhome Punch. Six-packs of 10-ounce bottles are available nationwide for $8 each.

 

What are the Most Asked Questions in a Wine Shop?

A good wine store is defined by its staff as much as the inventory, and bottle-shop employees are among the most enthusiastic, valuable and underappreciated resources in wine. Feel free to introduce yourself, and don’t be shy—they’ve been asked everything in the book.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/07/wine-shop-questions/

 

Another Attempt to Let USPS Ship Alcohol

In 2016, California was America’s top destination for the direct shipment of wine, yet consumers and manufacturers are prohibited from using the U.S. Postal Service to ship or deliver these everyday products,

https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/05/07/another-attempt-let-usps-ship-alcohol/

 

Bota Box Introduces Premium Bag-In-Box Nighthawk Gold Buttery Chardonnay

Nighthawk Gold continues the momentum of buttery Chardonnays, which are currently trending in the 750ml category, up +48 percent1 and driving total growth for the varietal.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=213679

 

Alcohol use soaring worldwide: The average adult now consumes about 1.7 gallons of pure alcohol per year

Global alcohol use continues to rise, a new study reports, and is expected to keep growing in the years ahead.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/07/alcohol-use-rising-around-world/1128705001/

Why online systems for recommending wine seem not to work very well

Most wine is sold, not bought. This post looks at how this happens in the modern world.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2019/05/why-online-systems-for-recommending.html

 

Why Brown Spirits Is A White-Hot Market

Bottles from cult and “ghost” distilleries have crept into the public imagination, places like Japan produce highly coveted super-premium product, small-batch domestic distilleries are making news big time, and there’s a renewed interest in Cognac, the drink of kings.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkapon/2019/05/07/why-brown-spirits-is-a-white-hot-market/#3245680e54e9

 

For the first time since the 1950s, MLB players can endorse beer

Active ballplayers were prohibited from appearing in beer ads or, more important in the view of some, from sharing substantially in the pot of lager-colored gold that big-league teams were reaping.

https://www.mercedsunstar.com/sports/mlb/article230155539.html#storylink=cpy

What kind of craft beer are you?

Take the quiz!

https://www.wiscnews.com/portagedailyregister/entertainment/what-kind-of-craft-beer-are-you/article_19dc24ea-8fae-52bb-a2f4-2308bfa42c72.html

Archie Rose creates Vegemite-inspired spirit

Australian drinks producer Archie Rose Distilling has created a limited edition expression inspired by Vegemite, called ArchiMite Buttered Toast Spirit.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/05/archie-rose-creates-vegemite-inspired-spirit/

 

Decanting Times! A Handy Guide For Best Practices

Here are some tips and tricks for decanting different types of wines.

https://winefolly.com/review/decanting-times-a-handy-guide-for-best-practices/?utm_campaign=5%2F9%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Decanting%2C%20Calories%2C%20Color%20Poster%20%28NZZtUP%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

 

Why some red wines taste ‘dry’

Scientists have long linked the “dryness” sensation in wine to tannins, but how these molecules create their characteristic mouthfeel over time is not fully understood.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-05/acs-wsr050819.php

 

Why you need to be cooking your pasta in red wine

Have you ever thought about cooking pasta with something other than plain old tap water? Maybe with something like red wine?

https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2019/05/08/why-you-need-to-be-cooking-your-pasta-in-red-wine/23723400/

 

Nailing the Myth of Minerality

Minerality is perhaps the wine industry’s most overused, underwhelming, and misunderstood descriptors of them all.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/nailing-the-myth-of-minerality

 

Why Spanish Producers Are Seeking Burgundy-Style Classifications

With terroir top of mind, producers are campaigning for new hierarchy designations in regions like Rioja and Bierzo

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-spanish-producers-are-seeking-burgundy-style-classifications/

 

What You Need to Know About Prosecco DOC

While Prosecco is Italy’s most famous sparkling wine, not just any Italian sparkling can call itself Prosecco DOC.

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-you-need-to-know-about-prosecco-doc/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7ee6ebf2f4-MAY_10_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7ee6ebf2f4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7ee6ebf2f4-38937345&mc_cid=7ee6ebf2f4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Differences Between Pot and Column Distilling

Learn the fundamentals of both styles here!

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-pot-stills-work-column-alcohol/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7ee6ebf2f4-MAY_10_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7ee6ebf2f4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7ee6ebf2f4-38937345&mc_cid=7ee6ebf2f4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

BOSTON BEER CO. AGREES TO MERGER WITH DOGFISH HEAD BREWING IN DEAL WORTH $300M

The acquisition, which is estimated to be worth $300 million, is the largest in Boston Beer’s history.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/boston-beer-co-agrees-to-merger-with-dogfish-head-brewing-in-deal-worth-300m/

 

FRENCHMAN COMPLETES ATLANTIC CROSSING IN ‘WINE’ BARREL

As reported by The Times, Savin said he had become very attached to his vessel, which was modelled on a large wine barrel, and in no particular rush to return to civilisation.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/frenchman-completes-atlantic-crossing-in-wine-barrel/

 

“Harvest Season”

A timely and moving portrait of the Meixcan-American influence and California’s multibillion-dollar wine industry debuts Monday, May 13 at 10pm on Independent Lens.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=213758

 

10 Tips for Champagne Service

There’s really only one way to do Champagne service correctly, and safety is the most important aspect.

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/tim-gaiser-ms-sommday-series-10-tips-for-champagne-service/

 

THE FASCINATION OF FIELD BLENDS

Field blends like this are rare, particularly in the New World, as control over picking according to optimal ripeness for each variety has become a mantra.

https://winemag.co.za/tim-james-the-fascination-of-field-blends/

 

Sweet Rules for Pairing Wine with Dessert

The combination has the ability to take dessert up a notch, bringing an air of sophistication as well as a fun tasting experience to the table.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/227417/wine-pairing-tips-for-dessert/

 

Aligoté is Making a Comeback

In its native Burgundy, this cross between Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc grapes was prevalent before phylloxera struck in the late 19th century.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/10/aligote-comeback/

 

How to Build a Charcuterie Board Like a Pro

The word “charcuterie” comes from the French words chair, which means “meat” or “flesh,” and cuite, meaning “cooked.”

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/11/charcuterie-guide/

 

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Liquor Industry News 05-13-19

May 13, 2019

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

05-13-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

How Important Is a Wine’s Integrity?

 

A Scientist Explains Dry-Hopped Beer’s Juicy Secret

 

TTB’s Take on Alcohol Beverages Infused with Cannabidiol

 

 The 5 best questions to ask on a brewery tour

What can you do to get the most out of a brewery tour?

https://thetakeout.com/5-best-questions-to-ask-on-beer-brewery-tour-1834335490

 

 

Wine drinkers don’t cheat much

A survey of Americans with different alcoholic beverage preferences to determine their cheating habits, academically and romantically.

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/04/29/wine-drinkers-dont-cheat-much/

Can people have a reaction to histamine in red wine?

Histamine is present in cheese, fish, meat, yeast products, vegetables and wine. It is known to be vasoactive, which means it constricts the blood vessels.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/lifestyle/the-full-bottle-can-people-have-a-reaction-to-histamine-in-red-wine-20190329-h1cyzb.html

100-year-old woman reveals that drinking loads of wine is the secret to living longer

Florence Bearse recently celebrated her 100th birthday in Maine, New York, and when asked what her secret was to reaching the century milestone was, her response was enough to put smiles on the face of merlot drinkers everywhere.

https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/drink/100-year-old-woman-reveals-that-drinking-loads-of-wine-is-the-secret-to-living-longer-c-83773

We Need More Truthful Advertising in the Wine Industry

I see far too many industrial brands calling themselves “artisanal”, “family-owned” or claiming their wines are “hand-crafted” when they are anything but.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2019/04/29/we-need-more-truthful-advertising-in-the-wine-industry/

Could you be a Sommelier?

Take the quiz

https://californiawineryadvisor.com/could-you-be-a-sommelier-v2/

BROWN LIQUOR 101

What’s the difference between bourbon, scotch, and rye?

https://giadzy.com/food/brown-liquor-101/

The Differences Between Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer, Explained

Though their names are almost identical, ginger beer and ginger ale are, in fact, two different drinks

https://vinepair.com/articles/ginger-beer-different-ale-soda/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=53b2acb9ce-APRIL_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-53b2acb9ce-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-53b2acb9ce-38937345&mc_cid=53b2acb9ce&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Is Conor McGregor’s Whiskey to Blame for Jameson Sales Slump?

Proper No. Twelve accounted for just 4 percent of Irish whiskey sales in the U.S.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/conor-mcgregor-whiskey-jameson-sales-slump/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=53b2acb9ce-APRIL_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-53b2acb9ce-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-53b2acb9ce-38937345&mc_cid=53b2acb9ce&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Corona

Constellation Brands is rolling out its Corona Refresca flavored malt beverage label nationally. The 4.5% abv range includes Passionfruit Lime, Guava Lime, and Coconut Lime flavors, which each have 199 calories a 12-ounce serving. Passionfruit Lime and Guava Lime are available in 6-packs of cans retailing at $10, while a 12-pack featuring all three flavors will retail at $17. The national launch is being backed by national TV spots, digital, out-of-home, and social media initiatives. Last year, the Refresca line reached 59,000 cases, according to Impact Databank. Corona continues to drive growth within Constellation’s beer business, with the brand family’s total volume crossing 150 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the company’s fiscal year through February.

 

How Does Your Love of Wine Contribute to Climate Change?

Do wine consumers have a role in encouraging producers to take stronger steps to combat climate change? Some in the wine industry think they do, particularly by throwing their economic support to companies that are already acting decisively.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/30/dining/drinks/wine-climate-change.html

 

These Luxe Wine Carafes Will Totally Change How You Drink Wine

These wine carafes will bring out every note of your pinot noir — and look good doing it. (And they start at just $22!)

https://www.bravotv.com/home-design/best-luxe-wine-carafes-decanters-shop

 

Why Drinking Red Wine May Save You From That Sore Throat

Could alcohol be a useful agent to treat tummy bugs and throat infections?

https://www.inverse.com/article/55367-alcohol-wine-kill-off-bacteria-throat-gut-infections

 

Amazon Ramps up Wine Sales

This year, US retailers have announced that 5994 stores will close. That number already exceeds last year’s total of 5864 closure announcements, according to a recent report from Coresight.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/04/amazon-ramps-up-wine-sales

 

Beginner Wine Mistakes & Myths, Debunked by Sommeliers

Even if you’ve been drinking wine for a while, chances are you’ve fallen for some of wine’s myths, or found yourself making some mistakes once or twice.

https://www.brit.co/wine-for-beginners/

 

Oregon discovering the value of Gamay

Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris certainly dominate Oregon production (with 59% and 15%, respectively, of the total harvest), yet industry attention is extending to other varieties.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=212958

 

US ALCOHOL SALES GROWING FASTER IN HOTELS THAN WIDER ON-TRADE

The new Nielsen CGA Hotel Report, which measures consumer drinking habits in around 5,000 hotels in the US, showed that although 46% of American adults would drink beer during a regular drinking occasion this figures rose to 52% when they were at a hotel, with wine also showing a marginal uplift of 35%, compared to 34%.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/us-booze-sales-seeing-faster-growth-in-hotels-than-wider-on-trade/

 

New Mexico’s Deep Winemaking History

Grapes here benefit from some of the highest elevations in the country, sometimes above 6,000 feet.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/29/new-mexicos-deep-winemaking-history/

 

Who Moved My Wine? The New Wine Buyers Who Play “Beat the Clock”

Which means that they play beat the clock when they come up again the wine wall.

https://wineeconomist.com/2019/04/30/supermarket/

 

Wine by the glass pitfalls

It is an issue with the way the wine is handled once the bottle is open.

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/04/30/wine-by-the-glass-pitfalls/

 

What’s the point of wine evangelism?

It’s one thing to try and engage people with wine, says Robert Joseph. But it’s quite another to think that everybody has an inner wine lover who just needs to be liberated.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/whats-point-wine-evangelism

 

WYAND NAMED ‘WINE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR’

Did you know this existed?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/wine-photograph-of-the-year-picked/

 

Organic beer hasn’t caught on — why?

Of the 7,000-plus breweries in the United States, just a handful — a dozen or so, near as I can tell — make only organic beer,

https://www.marinij.com/2019/04/30/organic-beer-hasnt-caught-on-why/

 

Beer Advocate Magazine Ends Print Run
The enthusiast publisher pulls the plug after 12 years in print.

https://www.foliomag.com/beer-advocate-ends-print-run/

 

What Did Steve Jobs Know About the Booze Business? A Lot!

Marketing a brand with the consumer first mentality will guarantee that you have an audience to sell to.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/04/30/what-steve-jobs-know-booze-business

 

What’s the point of wine evangelism?

It’s one thing to try and engage people with wine, says Robert Joseph. But it’s quite another to think that everybody has an inner wine lover who just needs to be liberated.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/whats-point-wine-evangelism

 

How Labels Sell Wines

Whether consumer or trade, when it comes to making a wine sale, aesthetics go a long way.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/how-labels-sell-wines

 

French Game of Thrones superfan develops his own Lannister wine

Rarely does an episode pass without one of the characters caught up in the savage struggle for the Iron Throne sipping a goblet or three, with Tyrion Lannister a particular fan of the vintage from the southern kingdom of Dorne.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20190430/french-game-of-thrones-superfan-develops

 

Proudly Vegan Launches Range of 100% Vegan Wines in the USA

600-percent increase in the number of vegans in the U.S.A in the last 3 years and that 39% of Americans are trying to eat more plant-based foods.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=213225

 

Champagne earns GI status in Cambodia

The protection on French products in Cambodia is an important matter for French businesses. Today, Champagne becomes the first foreign product to be listed as a GI product in Cambodia,”

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50599383/champagne-earns-gi-status-in-cambodia/

 

Olfactory age matter of taste

The way we perceive taste starts to change by the age of 60 – when the sensitivity of our sense of smell also starts to diminish – becoming severe from the age of 70.

https://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/food-wine/news-features/olfactory-age-matter-taste

 

Ripping the Label off Wine Labels

What Does Greater Transparency in Wine Labeling Mean for the Industry and Consumers? Wine Business Leaders From All Sides Weigh In.

https://devinparr.com/2019/04/30/ripping-the-label-off-wine-labels/

 

Five Reasons Why Cabernet Sauvignon Loves French Oak

So, who is the king’s favorite mate when it comes time for his essential 12-plus months of beauty rest?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/01/five-reasons-why-cabernet-sauvignon-loves-french-oak/

 

The Surprisingly Short History of Single-Malt Scotch

Up until the 1960s, “the fortunes of Scotland’s commercial whisky industry was based entirely on blended Scotch,”

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-single-malt-scotch-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0abaa55a15-MAY_2_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0abaa55a15-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0abaa55a15-38937345&mc_cid=0abaa55a15&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Monks launch legal fight to protect water purity of Trappist beer

Belgian brothers fear Lhoist lime quarrying will threaten production of brew

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/01/monks-launch-legal-fight-to-protect-water-purity-of-trappist-beer

 

Know A Wine Just By Looking At The Color

There are some fascinating insights you can gain just by looking at the color of red wine.

https://winefolly.com/review/know-a-wine-just-by-looking-at-the-color/?utm_campaign=5%2F2%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20White%20Color%2C%20Pinot%2C%20James%20Beard%20%28LkRsCQ%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

THE STORIES BEHIND ORIN SWIFT’S QUIRKIEST WINE LABELS

After working a harvest at Robert Mondavi and planting experimental blocks of Zinfandel in Arizona, in 1997 Phinney began developing his debut wine brand, The Prisoner, a blend of California Zinfandel, Cabernet and Petite Sirah that rocketed to success shortly after it launched.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/the-stories-behind-orin-swifts-quirkiest-wine-labels/

 

HOUSE OF SAKA LAUNCHES CANNABIS-INFUSED SPARKLING ‘WINE’

The sparkling brut and still rosé wines, from Napa Valley, California, are blended mixed with both THC (the psychoactive component of the plant) and cannabidiol (CBD), derived from “organic craft cannabis.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/house-of-saka-launches-cannabis-infused-alcohol-removed-sparkling-brut-still-rose-wines/

 

When Wine and Sauce Labels Were Glorious Works of Art

The wealthy once labeled their ketchup, soy sauce, and champagne with style.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/silver-wine-labels

 

France’s deliciously incestuous relationship between wine and medicine,

People from all over France came to the hospital to receive ‘wine treatments’, which were exactly what they sound like: up to two bottles a day of wine to treat various ailments.

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190501-frances-fascinating-wine-treatment

 

 

What’s a Super Tuscan and is the Term Still Relevant?

Super Tuscans arrived decades ago. It was a category born of frustration with Italy’s traditional wine production rules.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/01/what-is-super-tuscan-is-term-still-relevant/

 

 

TTB’s Take on Alcohol Beverages Infused with Cannabidiol

The hot topic of alcohol beverages (especially beer) infused with hemp-derived ingredients–with cannabidiol (CBD) as the clear focus of industry interest.

https://www.alcohollawadvisor.com/2019/04/ttbs-take-on-alcohol-beverages-infused-with-cannabidiol/

 

The Science Behind Your Cheap Wine

How advances in bottling, fermenting and taste-testing are democratizing a once-opaque liquid

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/science-behind-your-cheap-wine-180962783/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&fbclid=IwAR2PqIah6qQ3RInRoYt-D3HIjNxmfcuwRF9lzxjvzy9i7XOPeyCa1htTY3I

 

Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports

Saying he believes foreign wine imports could exceed the number of U.S. brands sold in America by 2050, Jackson Family Wines CEO Rick Tigner on Wednesday called for a reciprocal tax to ensure fair trade, not free trade.

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/industrynews/wineindustry/9556660-181/jackson-family-wines-ceo-calls

 

Cahors: A French wine region seeks to regain malbec crown

Malbec is so closely associated with Argentina that some wine drinkers may think the South American country is the grape’s historic home.

http://lauriedanielonwine.com/2019/05/01/cahors-a-french-wine-region-seeks-to-regain-malbec-crown/

 

Six-figures on booze? People actually spend a surprising amount on alcohol!

 

More proof that millennials are beer snobs

Americans spend $60 a month on craft beer, according to a new survey — more than the average cost of a cell phone bill

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/more-proof-that-millennials-are-beer-snobs-2019-05-02

 

A Scientist Explains Dry-Hopped Beer’s Juicy Secret

For those not currently arguing about its benefits on Reddit, “dry-hopping” is a term used to describe the practice of adding hops to a beer-in-progress during or after fermentation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dry-hopped-beer-science/

 

The Science of Enzymes in Winemaking

Understanding enzyme use in winemaking can shed light on the nature of grapes and wine development

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-enzymes-in-winemaking/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=72315941&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_24OlEbptmstW5OWS7Lvkl7G2GkrP4C9z8-HnObRTIlu-C0Occ7XHl9Bz4K48vsLhwVKNTB5l18f9V0Zyp_RZX3-rub90PNJJ-jTzbG9oIge-xIys&_hsmi=72316560

 

New Smirnoff

Diageo has expanded Smirnoff’s line of flavored vodkas with Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions. The 30% abv extension comes in three flavors—Cucumber & Lime, Watermelon & Mint, and Strawberry & Rose—each with 72 calories per 1.5-ounce serving. The release is supported by ads featuring Ted Danson and Cecily Strong, which are currently on YouTube and will air on national TV in June. Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions are now rolling out across the U.S. for a suggested price of $12 a 750-ml. Last year, Smirnoff slipped 1% to 9.1 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

High Noon

E.&J. Gallo Winery has launched High Noon, a new hard seltzer brand made with vodka and fruit juice. The 4.5% abv seltzers are available in watermelon, black cherry, grapefruit, and pineapple flavors and all contain 100 calories per 12-ounce can. To support the brand, Gallo has invested in TV, out-of-home, and digital activations. The gluten-free drinks are currently distributed in 32 states across the U.S. for $2.50 for a single can and $10 for a 4-pack of 12-ounce cans.

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WHICH FRENCH WINE REGION IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

DEPENDING UPON YOUR PREFERRED TYPE OF WINE EXPERIENCE, TRAVELERS CAN CHOOSE AMONG THE MOST ICONIC WINE REGIONS FRANCE HAS TO OFFER.

https://www.newsweek.com/french-wine-regions-1394983

 

How Important Is a Wine’s Integrity?

So why do wineries use additives?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/02/how-important-wine-integrity/

 

Private label emerges in the US

US retailers have yet to adopt private label in the high-quality way of their European peers. But, as Jeff Siegel reports, that may be about to change.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/power-lists/private-label-emerges-us

 

Meet Wine’s Worst Enemy, Phylloxera

Starting around 1860, a tiny yellow louse called phylloxera (pronounced fi-lok-SUH-ruh) decimated Europe’s vineyards, brought to the continent unknowingly by Victorian-era botanists through American native vines.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/02/wines-worst-enemy-phylloxera/

 

What happens to the fruit used in wine?

Typical wine is created by crushing and fermenting grapes, of course, but wine can be made from just about any fruit.

https://www.concordmonitor.com/Happy-hour-on-the-farm-25245826

 

Do you pour from a wine bottle for what’s in it — or what’s behind it?

How do you choose a wine? Whether it tastes good and how much it costs are the basic criteria of any wine purchase. Beyond that, how do you whittle down the choices to decide which wine to pluck from the shelf and place in your cart?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/do-you-pour-from-a-wine-bottle-for-whats-in-it–or-whats-behind-it/2019/05/03/d2c3b492-6cf7-11e9-be3a-33217240a539_story.html?utm_term=.bee375ac79a5

 

 

Wine Drinking Should Be Pointless: Why It’s Time to Stop Scoring Wine

A single number never defines the full story.

https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/its-time-to-stop-scoring-wines-2849286/

The Best Wine Aerators

If you’re on the hunt for a wine aerator, you know that these little gadgets can seriously improve the quality of your wine.

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/the-best-wine-aerators-17292751

Hibiscus Sangria (Sangria de Jamaica)

In Mexico and Central America, flor de jamaica refers to a species of hibiscus used to make a striking ruby-colored infusion with a rich citrus flavor.

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/hibiscus-sangria-de-jamaica/

 

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May 6, 2019

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Liquor Industry News

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05-06-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

How Does Oak Affect the Flavor of Wine?

 

Alcohol Sales Dropped 15% In States With Medical Marijuana Laws

 

6 Descriptors Beer Professionals Avoid

 

How The Prisoner Went From Outsider Wine to $285 Million National Phenomenon

Prisoner creator Dave Phinney was famously given a print of the creepy Francisco de Goya etching that appears on the bottle as a gift from his parents at age 12.

https://vinepair.com/articles/prisoner-wine-red-blend-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fd8bf3aafa-APRIL_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fd8bf3aafa-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-fd8bf3aafa-38937345&mc_cid=fd8bf3aafa&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Bud

A-B InBev has introduced its new Budweiser Discovery Reserve American Red Lager, a limited edition beer that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Brewed with Voyager barley malt, the beer was inspired by an archival recipe for Budweiser from the Apollo 11 era. The bottle features 11 stars to represent the historic Apollo 11 mission and two different bottle caps recalling the Moon and pointing toward Mars as a future destination. Discovery Reserve is part of Budweiser’s Reserve Collection, and follows Reserve Copper Lager and Freedom Reserve. It will be available through September.

 

Get your wine on with Carivino

Carivino is a portable, steel, insulated, full-sized 750ml wine bottle.

https://the-gadgeteer.com/2019/04/22/get-your-wine-on-with-carivino/

 

The One Accessory Red Wine Lovers Can’t Live Without

Equipped with a high sensitive air pressure and sensor detection system, it senses the air pressure inside the wine bottle, automatically removes the air and then creates a vacuum environment that keeps your wine tasting fresh and full of flavor.

http://www.thatsmags.com/shanghai/post/27637/griser-red-wine-vacuum-preserver

 

Organic Wine vs. Sustainable Wine

With the market trending so considerably, it’s time to take a closer look at sustainable and organic viticulture to see what’s similar and what’s different:

https://www.tastingpanelmag.com/organic-wine-vs-sustainable-wine/

 

 

Why blend? Exploring the art and science of blending

Whether your favourite drink is tea or coffee, champagne or Scotch whisky, you may be surprised to learn that what you’re drinking is probably a blend.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47980485

 

HOW DOES A CASK’S BACKGROUND IMPACT WHISKY?

Word on the street is that the second big player in whisky wood is the Sherry cask, made of Spanish oak and turned sweet and tasty on the inside by the official wine of tapas

https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/the-whisky-virgin/25321/how-does-a-cask-s-background-impact-whisky/

 

 

7 Things You Should Know About Four Roses Bourbon

At the end of the 1950s, in a perplexing move, Seagram’s discontinued Four Roses bourbon in the U.S. Though still available in European and Asian markets, the bourbon didn’t return to American liquor stores until 2002.

https://vinepair.com/articles/four-roses-kentucky-bourbon/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=126239defa-APRIL_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-126239defa-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-126239defa-38937345&mc_cid=126239defa&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Understanding All the Flavors and Aromas in Gin (Flavor Wheel)

Here to help you dissect all the nuanced notes in your glass

https://vinepair.com/articles/gin-flavors-aromas-flavor-wheel/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=126239defa-APRIL_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-126239defa-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-126239defa-38937345&mc_cid=126239defa&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The newest trend in athletic recovery? Drinking beer

These ‘wellness beer’ makers believe a pint can improve your physical fitness

https://www.sfchronicle.com/style/article/The-newest-trend-in-athletic-recovery-Drinking-13785551.php

 

Jim Beam launches educational programme for distillers

Bourbon brand Jim Beam has donated US$5 million to the University of Kentucky to create an educational programme for distillers, called the James B Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/jim-beam-launches-educational-programme-for-distillers/

 

LODI HAS BECOME ‘A HOTBED FOR EXPERIMENTATION’

While Napa and Sonoma steal most of the limelight, Lodi in California has become “a hotbed for experimentation”, according to one key player in the region.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/lodi-has-become-a-hotbed-for-experimentation/

 

The Benefits of Using a Wine Rack

A wine rack will help the enthusiast adhere to the best practices of wine storage.

https://www.fb101.com/2019/04/the-benefits-of-using-a-wine-rack/

 

Three Great Reasons To Drink Wines Made With Organic Grapes

They look and taste the same as conventional wines, but they’re better for the earth (and us)!

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/3-great-reasons-to-drink-wines-made-with-organic-grapes/

 

Survey: Tequila drinkers more likely to cheat

The survey, which polled whiskey, Tequila, wine and beer drinkers, found that 81% of Tequila imbibers admit to cheating in a relationship. The survey also found that 34% of whiskey drinkers say they have done the same.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/survey-us-tequila-drinkers-more-likely-to-cheat/

 

 

The Macallan: a brand history

The Macallan is almost a victim of its own success, with fans complaining about being unable to get their hands on the coveted whisky. But, as The Spirits Business reports, the company has invested in production capacity to keep up with demand.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/the-macallan-a-brand-history/

 

Prosecco classifications

The Prosecco DOC production area covers the northeast Italian territories of Treviso, Venice, Vicenza, Padua and Belluno in the Veneto; and Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste and Udine in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/five-stunning-proseccos-from-under-10-to-over-40/7/

 

The 10 Most Popular Moscato Wine Brands In the World

Made from the Muscat family of grapes, Moscato (known as Moscatel in Spain) has a flavor profile that ranges all over the spectrum, from bone dry to syrupy sweet.

https://vinepair.com/articles/top-10-moscato-wine-brands/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8cc1341f0b-APRIL_24_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8cc1341f0b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8cc1341f0b-38937345&mc_cid=8cc1341f0b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

U.S.―Top Ten Premium-Plus Imported Table Wine Brands

 

 

5 easy tricks to avoid looking stupid when ordering wine in public — while still getting exactly what you like

What makes wine exciting and sometimes intimidating is the phenomenal variety of it that exists.

https://www.businessinsider.com/tricks-to-avoid-looking-stupid-when-ordering-wine-in-public-2019-4

 

The Pros & Cons of Different Wine Closures

As the saying goes, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But should you judge a wine by its closure?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/23/wine-closures-pros-cons/

 

Everything You Need to Know About Syrah/Shiraz

Though the spiritual homeland of this red grape is France, Syrah has been planted throughout the world to great success.