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Liquor Industry News 06-03-19

June 3, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

06-03-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

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.

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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 News 05-27-19

May 27, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

05-27-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

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

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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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 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.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/23/everything-you-need-to-know-about-syrah-shiraz/

 

10 DIY Wine Racks to Store Your Bottles in Style

A little know-how and good taste make for wine storage that ages well.

https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/g27149672/diy-wine-rack-ideas/

 

What’s in a wine label?

Often our first impressions of a bottle, here’s how they are fashioned

http://www.theflorentine.net/art-culture/2019/04/whats-wine-label/

 

5 WINE GADGETS ACTUALLY WORTH INVESTING IN, ACCORDING TO A SOMMELIER

As one of the most universally consumed beverages, there are a lot of gadgets on the market promising to make wine-drinking a more pleasurable experience.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/wine-gadgets-best-accessories-sommelier-glasses-corkscrew-coravin-a8881801.html

 

The Case for Marsala

Cook with it, drink it — just don’t disregard the fortified Sicilian wine, whose name has been sullied by supermarket knockoffs.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/dining/marsala-wine.html

 

 

What You Need to Know About Chile’s New DOs

These four new appellations reflect the country’s growing focus on defined terroirs

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-chiles-new-dos/

 

Why scientists are studying sommeliers’ brains

Fresh research has looked at how young sommeliers develop sensory skills as part of ongoing efforts to understand potential links between an acute sense of smell and brain health.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/sommelier-brain-science-study-412803/

 

How Aroma Bit Can Help You Visualize Smell

This new technology is based on the Odor Imaging Sensor that works the same way your nose functions.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/akikokatayama/2019/04/23/what-if-you-can-visualize-smell-aroma-bit-does-it-for-you/#ae70db71be08

 

Extended Maceration

THIS CENTURIES’ OLD TECHNIQUE ADDS DEEP COLORS, FLAVORS AND TEXTURE FROM THE GRAPES THEMSELVES

https://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog-posts/wine-school-extended-maceration

 

Only 27% of consumers have purchased wine online,

But here’s some ways to increase that number

https://www.starkinsider.com/2019/04/trendspotting-only-27-of-consumers-have-purchased-wine-online-but-heres-some-ways-to-increase-that-number-report.html

 

Beam Suntory relaunches website with nutritional info

The corporate website, beamsuntory.com, now offers nutritional information on brands such as Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Yamazaki Japanese whisky and Courvoisier Cognac. The information is linked to drinksmart.com, the firm’s global platform for responsible drinking.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/beam-suntory-relaunches-website-with-nutritional-info/

 

 

What to Watch for in the World of Wine

Takeaways from North America’s top international wine and spirits exhibition

https://www.theepochtimes.com/what-to-watch-for-in-the-world-of-wine_2881569.html

 

Collecting Wine and Spirits Is Pointless

There’s a common belief that if you consider yourself a wine lover, you are under some sort of moral imperative to start a wine collection.

https://vinepair.com/articles/collecting-wine-and-spirits-is-pointless/

 

Wine is flowing at furniture stores, book clubs — even at work. But is it good for you?

Wine is a popular alcohol choice with American consumers, particularly women who make up about 60 percent of wine sales, according to the Wine Market Council.

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/health/fl-ne-wine-health-20190424-story.html

 

Is High-End Rosé Really Worth the Money?

Does any rosé merit more than $50?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/24/high-end-rose-worth-the-money/

Spanish Wine’s Identity Crisis

The fractious politics in the Spanish wine industry is causing confusion for producers and consumers.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/04/spanish-wines-identity-crisis

Move Over Easter Bunny: There’s A Cork Hunt At Belden Barns Winery In Sonoma

Of course, this is only compelling for parents if two criteria are met: the kids have something to do, and the wines are excellent (not necessarily in the order, though maybe).

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kimwesterman/2019/04/24/move-over-easter-bunny-theres-a-cork-hunt-at-belden-barns-winery-in-sonoma/#658e6df44f98

Understanding the Premium Proseccos of Cartizze

What you need to know about the grapes, terroir, and winemaking techniques that create the area’s top-tier sparklers

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/understanding-the-premium-proseccos-of-cartizze/

How Much Do People Spend On Alcohol? An Analysis Shows How Much People In U.S. Cities Spend Over A Lifetime

Recently, Alcohol.org, an alcohol use disorder resource, looked at how much people spend on alcohol over the course of a year — and over the course of a lifetime. The results might just make your bank balance wince.

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-much-do-people-spend-on-alcohol-analysis-shows-how-much-people-in-us-cities-spend-over-a-lifetime-17136956

How the modern Champagne bottle was created

There was a time when cellarmasters wore iron masks, to save their faces from exploding glass bottles. And then, an enterprising German changed everything.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general/how-modern-champagne-bottle-was-created

Skyy taps into coffee trend with new flavored vodka

Available in the US, Skyy Infusions Cold Brew Coffee has been infused with Arabica coffee beans, giving the vodka a “mild, sweet and less bitter coffee taste”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/skyy-taps-into-coffee-trend-with-new-flavoured-vodka/

Narragansett Beer Releases Del’s Watermelon Shandy

Summertime is around the corner and the living is shandy! Narragansett Beer and Del’s Frozen Lemonade are teaming up once again to release the new Del’s Watermelon Shandy,

https://www.brewbound.com/news/narragansett-beer-releases-dels-watermelon-shandy

Beer or wine? Magic Hat hopes that millennials say both

The most influential generation of drinkers is shaking up old drink categories, pressuring brewers to come up with new flavors and tastes, such as DuVine, a beer/wine hybrid.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90339453/beer-or-wine-magic-hat-hopes-that-millennials-say-both

TOTAL WINES FIGHTS TO EXPAND INTO NEW YORK

US retailer Total Wines & More will fight to expand its footprint in New York through the state’s Supreme Court next month, after the New York State Liquor Authority refused to allow it to open a second site, in Westchester.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/total-wines-fights-to-expand-into-new-york/

New Bud Light

Bud Light will add a new Lemon Tea line extension for the summer, launching on Monday. Brewed with lemon peels and aged over black tea leaves, the 4.2% abv ale joins Bud Light Lime and Orange in AB InBev’s seasonal portfolio. Billed as a light and sessionable brew, the beer is debuting in 12-packs of slim cans, in addition to 6- and 12-packs of bottles. The cans and bottles will be labeled with ingredients and serving facts, as well as icons advertising that it was made without corn syrup—in a nod to Bud Light parent company AB InBev’s ongoing feud with MillerCoors

 

 

The Best Gifts for Beer Lovers

They deserve something more creative than your standard six-pack.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/g27244263/gifts-for-beer-lovers/

The science behind why chocolate and beer make such a good combo – for real

Beer and chocolate? Together? Are you serious? Absolutely. Why? Well, I’m glad you asked.

https://www.food24.com/Drinks/Beer/why-beer-and-chocolate-work-so-well-together-20190426

What You Need to Know About Armenian Wines

High-profile winemakers aren’t the only ones who’ve discovered the country’s wines—here’s what to try

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-armenian-wines/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=72098411&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9jypqIG5tWS4Kv5-SlYRuySIqbBWmb40TSaNE60UJnbc7riWz614fO7EMhflWDiaI9tehqjnE33vAQ7usOxhtLMTjDt2xcg2COuY5PgUAkrPh5W8U&_hsmi=72098767

6 Descriptors Beer Professionals Avoid

Hoppy, light, and funky are among the vague terms beer purveyors swap out to help customers find desired flavors and styles

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/6-descriptors-beer-professionals-avoid/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=72098411&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9jypqIG5tWS4Kv5-SlYRuySIqbBWmb40TSaNE60UJnbc7riWz614fO7EMhflWDiaI9tehqjnE33vAQ7usOxhtLMTjDt2xcg2COuY5PgUAkrPh5W8U&_hsmi=72098767

The best affordable liquor, according to experts

Whether you’re trying to set up a bar in your home, make your favorite cocktail more affordable, or find a cheap but nice gift for a friend or family member, knowing which bottles of liquor you can buy without breaking the bank is good information to have.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/affordable-liquor-according-to-experts-2019-4

Officials warn public of exploding wine bottles from Eldon winery

Some bottles of wine from an Eldon winery are at risk of exploding, Missouri safety officials say.

https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2019/04/25/officials-warn-public-exploding-wine-bottles-eldon-winery/3578922002/

Wine-infused buttercream cupcakes

This sweet treat will be sure to impress at your next party!

https://wtvr.com/2019/04/25/wine-infused-buttercream-cupcakes/

Is “pay to play” wrecking wine criticism?

Pay to play journalism,” where wine, beer, and spirits and writers take samples, free trips, free meals, and who knows what else – and then write exactly what will make the producer happy.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/is-pay-to-play-wrecking-wine-criticism/

‘End of an era’: Sonoma’s Ravenswood tasting room to close

Constellation retained Ravenswood’s 12-acre eastside property and its tasting room. And earlier this month, employees of the tasting room say they were informed that they are being let go as of May 15.

https://www.sonomanews.com/business/9535497-181/end-of-an-era-sonomas

 

Alcohol Sales Dropped 15% In States With Medical Marijuana Laws

A joint study by researchers at two U.S. universities and one in South America claims a reduction in the U.S.’s overall alcohol consumption appears directly related to the rise of medical marijuana laws

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2018/01/22/alcohol-sales-dropped-15-percent-in-states-with-medical-marijuana-laws/?fbclid=IwAR2Is1JeEqTPE7pmjP_reeaZFl1HftxW_VCwGXjbHcdGvDGGFQjc3OQaWwA#7d60b37b5f22

 

The ‘What’s this?’ scenario

These are episodes where some smart-alecky self-proclaimed wine “expert” hands me a glass of a wine and, trying not to sound arrogant (as if!), asks me to identify it.

https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/dan-berger/dan-berger-on-wine-the-what-s-this-scenario/article_017f18bc-0c26-5f8e-a072-49e3549b1c2e.html

 

Cellar Palate Fatigue

what happens when a wine producer becomes too acclimatised to their own wines or those of their neighbors

https://spitbucket.net/2019/04/25/cellar-palate-fatigue/

What is an AVA and how does it affect the wine you drink?

California, which had its first American Viticultural Area designated by the federal government in 1981, now has 107 of them.

https://www.ocregister.com/2019/04/26/what-is-an-ava-and-how-does-it-affect-the-wine-you-drink/

 

Hot trends in wine: Understanding Rose’

There are so many different trends in wine, and types to choose from on the liquor store shelves the trusty Rose’ can get lost in the shuffle

https://www.kare11.com/video/news/local/kare11-saturday/hot-trends-in-wine-understanding-rose/89-30cf19c1-4906-4252-b025-180758d34881

All the Styles of Port Wine, Explained

Whether or not a trip to Portugal is your future, you’ve probably heard of port, the country’s signature fortified wine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/port-wine-guide-red-white/

These features could boost your home’s sale price by over 30%

Real-estate experts reveal the premium amenities that appeal most to home buyers

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https://www.marketwatch.com/story/steam-ovens-and-wine-cellars-heres-what-a-chefs-kitchen-is-really-worth-when-you-sell-your-home-2019-04-04

How Does Oak Affect the Flavor of Wine?

Since the Roman times, the use of oak in winemaking has been exercised. Originally thought of as storage vessels, winemakers discovered that the porous properties of the wood allowed an amount of oxygenation and evaporation of the wine to occur

http://www.grape-experiences.com/2019/04/how-does-oak-affect-flavor-wine/

 

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Liquor Industry News 04-29-19

April 29, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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04-29-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

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New Products

 

Why Weed and Wine Have More in Common Than You Think

Are Crazy State Liquor Laws Constitutional?

A guide to all of the Boston area’s beer and wine gardens in 2019

 

 

GUINNESS SCRAPS PLASTIC RINGS ON BEER PACKS TO CUT WASTE

Diageo will also be removing plastic packaging from multipacks of beer products including Harp and Smithwick’s.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/guinness-scraps-plastic-rings-on-beer-packs-to-cut-waste/

AUSTRALIA LAUNCHES A WINE DIRECTORY TO COMBAT COPYCATS

The Australian Ministry of Agriculture has announced the development of a ‘Wine Label Intellectual Property Directory’ to prevent “dodgy copies” of wines from being exported, especially to its most lucrative market – China.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/australia-launches-a-wine-directory-to-combat-copycats/

New JD

Brown-Forman is rolling out a new high-end Jack Daniel’s extension in the U.S. Formerly a travel retail exclusive, Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey is aged in new charred American white oak barrels, then transitioned to maple wood barrels. The upscale expression also sees an additional charcoal filtration after aging. No. 27 Gold (40% abv) is suggested to be served neat or on the rocks and retails at $100 a bottle. According to Impact Databank, the core Jack Daniel’s brand was up 0.3% to 5.25 million cases in the U.S. last year.

The Truth About Big Box Whiskies

These bottles are created specifically and exclusively for large retailers and go by either a fictitious brand name (like Shieldaig) or a store brand, like Costco’s Kirkland.

http://whiskyadvocate.com/big-box-whiskies-feature/

The 5 new types of wine you need to know about

Looking for something new, different and unusual? 

https://www.bhg.com.au/5-new-types-of-wine-you-need-to-know-about

The Best AVA Not on the Label

The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA hasn’t been seen much on front labels

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/04/the-best-ava-not-on-the-label

 

Cîroc debuts Summer Watermelon vodka

Diageo has extended its Cîroc vodka line with a limited edition Summer Watermelon variant in the US.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/ciroc-debuts-summer-watermelon-vodka/

Evan Williams launches apple-flavored Bourbon

Heaven Hill Brands has added an apple-flavoured Bourbon to its Evan Williams range.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/evan-williams-launches-apple-flavoured-bourbon/

 

Why American Winemakers Are Embracing Melon de Bourgogne

The Loire variety is gaining traction. Is it ripe for a renaissance in the New World?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-american-winemakers-are-embracing-melon-de-bourgogne/

 

Fake Smiling At Work Makes You More Likely To Drink Heavily, Study Says

A study conducted by the Pennsylvania State University analyzed the drinking habits of 1,592 service workers including nurses, teachers, and individuals who work in the food industry.

https://www.marieclaire.com.au/fake-smiling-leads-to-heavy-drinking

 

10 celebrities you didn’t realize had alcohol brands

It seems that celebrities rarely reach a certain level of prominence without having at least one branded product in their name, be it a fragrance, clothing line, or a collection of wellness items. In some cases, stars even choose to tie their name to different types of alcohol.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/celebrities-with-liquor-labels-2019-4

 

Beyond Bubble Wrap: How Six Industry Insiders Travel With Wine

What’s the best way to travel with wine bottles?

https://vinepair.com/articles/six-industry-tips-travel-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6fce201435-APRIL_16_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6fce201435-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6fce201435-38937345&mc_cid=6fce201435&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

A sommelier explains what it means when a wine has a ‘personality’

In order for a wine to just be more than just itself, it has to have a personality.

https://www.businessinsider.com/wine-personality-means-sommelier-wine-tasting-terms-2019-4

 

Learn the Five S’s of Wine Tasting

To evaluate wine, it all comes down to the “five S’s.”

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/15/five-s-wine-tasting/

 

Little-Known Italian Grapes on the Rise

From Rossese Bianco to Schioppettino, these emerging varieties should be on your radar

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/little-known-italian-grapes-on-the-rise/

 

Which Wine? Navigating the Retail Wine Wall’s Fluid Map

What’s the best way to organize supermarket products to facilitate consumer purchases?

https://wineeconomist.com/2019/04/16/wine-wall/

 

Why are most wine lists so bad? Can anything be done?

Look, I’m a wine professional. I know a bit. But in most restaurants, faced with their list I’m just guessing when I choose a wine. So imagine how it is for normal people?

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/restaurants/why-are-most-wine-lists-so-bad-can-anything-be-done

 

CHAMPAGNE TO BE A FULLY SUSTAINABLE REGION BY 2030

The movement towards sustainable practices in Champagne continues to gather momentum, as the Comité Champagne signals its desire to have 100% of producers certified by 2030.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/champagne-to-be-a-fully-sustainable-region-by-2030/

 

Tannin timing

Tannin accumulation is the enemy of anyone who tastes many wines in a short period.

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/04/16/tannin-timing/

 

Beer Battle Over Keg Technology

As U.S. beer drinkers seek quality over quantity, Heineken and Anheuser-Busch are locked in a legal battle over serving the freshest brew

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2019-04-16/beer-battle-over-keg-technology-video

 

  

Spirits with shocking ingredients

Beaver secretion, scorpions and elephant dung are just some of the outlandish ingredients used in spirits. We take a look at the brands that have taken bold moves when it comes to selecting weird substances for production.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/spirits-to-avoid-for-squeamish-drinkers/

 

RIOJA CONFIRMS 2018 VINTAGE CLASSIFICATION

The 2018 harvest has been officially classified as a ‘Good’ vintage by the Regulatory Board of Rioja DOCa.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/rioja-confirms-2018-vintage-classification/

9 Things You Should Know About Collective Arts Brewing

Collective Arts Brewing is all about bringing craft beer and art together.

https://vinepair.com/articles/collective-arts-canada/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d4a145e5c4-APRIL_17_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d4a145e5c4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d4a145e5c4-38937345&mc_cid=d4a145e5c4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A Beginner’s Guide to the Wines of Sicily

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, served as a crossroads for ancient civilizations.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/16/beginners-guide-to-the-wines-of-sicily/

Prosecco Leads The Italian Wine Market, But At What Cost?

The taking over of the vineyards is not only threatening diversity in the environment but it is also damaging the surrounding flora and the health of the people living in the area.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/annalisagirardi/2019/04/16/prosecco-leads-the-italian-wine-market-at-high-environmental-costs/#7c6bdf3ec581

A cardiologist revealed the truth behind red wine’s health benefits

In the video above, we looked into the history of red wine and asked Dr. Harkin how the beverage can affect our health.

https://www.businessinsider.com/red-wine-good-heart-health-benefits-healthy-cardiologist-2019-4

Study Reveals Bartenders’ 13 Most-Recommended Spirits Brands

Patrón took the top spot for overall spirit for the second year in a row, also claiming the top spot for tequila.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/13-most-popular-spirits-bartenders-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=69ae656dc2-APRIL_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-69ae656dc2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-69ae656dc2-38937345&mc_cid=69ae656dc2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

US mezcal consumption climbs 32% in 2018

Consumption of mezcal in the US grew by 32.4% in 2018 – the largest gain across all spirit categories, according to new data.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/us-mezcal-consumption-climbs-32-in-2018/

Sammy Hagar and Guy Fieri to launch Tequila

Launching in May, Santo Fino Blanco Tequila is described as an “old world-style” Tequila and is made with 100% blue weber agave.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/sammy-hagar-and-guy-fieri-to-launch-tequila/

Beer That Tastes Like Beer But Doesn’t Get You Buzzed Is Booming

Alcohol-free brews let nondrinkers feel like part of the bar scene.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-18/beer-that-tastes-like-beer-but-doesn-t-get-you-buzzed-is-booming

Budweiser launches commemorative Apollo 11 Moon landing beer

The Budweiser Discovery Reserve American Red Lager salutes the “pioneering American spirit” that propelled the historic event, while recognizing the next great space frontier, Mars.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/budweiser-launches-commemorative-apollo-11-moon-landing-beer

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine (And More)

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a French wine appellation known for its bold Grenache-based red blends.

https://winefolly.com/review/all-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-chateauneuf-du-pape-wine-and-more/?utm_campaign=4%2F18%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20CdP%2C%20Earth%20Day%20Tease%2C%20France%20Map%20%28Je983x%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

New Whisky

Irving, Texas-based Silver Screen Bottling Co. will release The Fixer, a blended whiskey based on the Showtime series Ray Donovan. Named for the titular character’s underworld profession, The Fixer is now in pre-sales for $40 a 750-ml. before shipping begins in June. The 45% abv blend is 40% four-year-old Bourbon and 60% two-year-old whiskey. Ray Donovan, which has aired six seasons, stars Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight. Silver Screen Bottling has previously produced tie-in spirits for Star Trek and the movie Predator.

A guide to all of the Boston area’s beer and wine gardens in 2019

Sunshine and beer are a perfect pair.

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2019/04/19/boston-beer-gardens-2019

AMERICAN-MADE SPARKLING WINE AS RICH IN HISTORY AS IT IS IN TASTE—MEET SCHRAMSBERG VINEYARDS

For more than 50 years, the Davies family have operated the California vineyards, producing world-class sparkling wine modeled after the vintage Champagne method practiced France,

https://www.newsweek.com/schramsburg-sparkling-wine-american-chardonnay-1375622

A Guide to Chillable Red Wine

While Gamayand Pinot Noir are well-known contenders, the varieties listed here are also ripe for the refrigerator. Whatever you select, serve it at 50–60˚F.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/17/guide-to-chillable-red-wine/

Round 2 on Legislation for Labeling Texas Appellation Wines

Two years ago, a small group of Texas wineries found a legislator who was willing to introduce a bill in the Texas House of Representatives that would require all wines with a Texas appellation to contain 100 percent Texas-grown grapes. The bill never moved out of committee.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=212655

9 Rieslings for People Who Think They Hate Riesling

Ready to rethink Riesling?

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/9-best-dry-riesling-wines/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a1ec7a9af6-APRIL_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a1ec7a9af6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a1ec7a9af6-38937345&mc_cid=a1ec7a9af6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New JD App

Jack Daniel’s is releasing a smartphone app that uses augmented reality to illustrate the history of the brand. The app uses a phone’s camera to recognize a bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey. On-screen, the bottle’s label will fold out like a pop-up book in a series of informative dioramas on the Cave Spring water used and the distilling process, among others. This brand activation follows a virtual reality experience in 2016 and the launch of the official Jack Daniel’s podcast, “Around the Barrel,” last year. The app is available now as a free download on the Apple and Google Play stores.

Trentodoc: Italy’s Answer To Champagne Could Be Your Next Bubbly Obsession

Trentodoc, the name for the style of Italian sparkling wine from the Trentino region, is made by metodo classico, which is to say, in the French style of making Champagne

https://www.forbes.com/sites/elvaramirez/2019/04/18/trentodoc-italys-answer-to-champagne-could-be-your-next-bubbly-obsession/#c13cff366cc5

Are Crazy State Liquor Laws Constitutional?

Today, the labyrinth-like legal apparatus constructed in Prohibition’s wake is just as likely to provide protection for entrenched alcohol interests as it is to encourage the responsible distribution and sale of beer, wine, and spirits.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/state-liquor-laws-21st-amendment-supreme-court-case/

A changing climate means an evolving Long Island wine industry

While discussions about climate change often evoke images of melting ice caps and dying coral reefs, winemakers, who are intrinsically in tune with changes in weather patterns, are concerned about the industry’s viability in the face of a changing climate.

https://northforker.com/2019/04/a-changing-climate-means-an-evolving-long-island-wine-industry/

 

What does it mean if a wine has a “bolt of iron”?

Sometimes wines have a metallic note to them. It’s neither a positive nor negative attribute (unless you don’t care for that type of flavor).

How did the taster come to the conclusion it reminded them of iron and not another type of metal? We don’t typically go around sucking on pieces of iron. But if you’ve ever tasted blood, blood tastes like iron. Other irony things you may have come across include raw steak, the smell of a butcher shop, or water that comes from old iron pipes. Sometimes athletes can have a metallic, bloody taste in their mouth after a workout, and some vitamins and medicines leave a similar aftertaste. A related descriptor is “sanguine,” which is a nice way to say “bloody.” I’ve also seen wines described as “steely” and “tinny” (“tinny” usually carries a negative connotation). Metallic notes sometimes overlap with minerallity.

As far as the “bolt” in this descriptor, I don’t think the taster was referring to “a metal fastener made of iron.” Rather, they meant it as a metaphorical flash of lightning of this iron flavor. When tasting a wine, sometimes elements crescendo, or fade away, creep up or sing in harmony with other elements. Here I’m imagining that iron note was “striking. “

Why Choosing the Second Cheapest Wine on the Menu Isn’t Such a Good Idea

Restaurants are well aware of this customer habit and might even use it to their advantage by taking a bottle they’re looking to get rid of and placing it in the second-cheapest slot.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/580852/why-choosing-second-cheapest-wine-isnt-good-idea

50 People Try to Open a Bottle of Wine

Watch as 50 people try to open a wine bottle using corkscrews, screwdriver, hammers and knives!

https://youtu.be/Zo6xe-Cu9tI

Why Weed and Wine Have More in Common Than You Think

Cannabis and Cabernet have a lot in common

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/20/weed-wine-aroma-pairings/

Making Game of Thrones Booze Is a Game of ‘Cat-and-Mouse’

A brewery, a winemaker, and a whisky master took us inside their fast-selling collaborations with the notoriously tight-lipped series.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a27167723/game-of-thrones-official-wine-beer-whisky/

 

 

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Does Red Wine Help You Live Longer? Here’s What the Science Says

Study: Drinkers value a beer less if they think it’s brewed by a woman

 

Corn Syrup, Spice, and Everything Nice: What Adjunct Beers Are Made Of

 

WHAT ARE ADJUNCT BEERS MADE OF?

https://vinepair.com/articles/adjunct-beer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c1b271bd77-APRIL_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c1b271bd77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c1b271bd77-38937345&mc_cid=c1b271bd77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Pabst Blue Ribbon Extra ‘Boozy PBR’ Is Launching This Spring

PBR Extra weighs in at 6.5 percent ABV, compared to PBR’s 4.7 percent.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/pabst-blue-ribbon-extra-boozy-pbr/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c1b271bd77-APRIL_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c1b271bd77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c1b271bd77-38937345&mc_cid=c1b271bd77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Dunkins Beer

Boston-based Harpoon Brewery has partnered with Dunkin’ Donuts to bring a coffee-influenced beer to market. Following last October’s collaborative porter, Dunkin’ and Harpoon are rolling out Summer Coffee Pale Ale in select locations across the Eastern U.S. The 5% abv ale is brewed with Dunkin’s cold brew coffee and, according to the brewery, combines a light roastiness with hop-derived fruit flavors. Harpoon Brewery is the 18th-largest craft brewer in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association.

Why Port Wine Cocktails Are Worth Your Attention

Port sometimes suffers from a popular misconception. A fortified Portuguese wine long seen as an after-dinner drink, it’s often seen as an outdated libation. Some consider it as more the territory of grandpas playing checkers than hip, vibrant cocktail lounges.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/port-wine-cocktails-worth-attention/

Weighing Up the Value of Biodynamic Wine

Biodynamics is a growing segment of the wine industry, but is it worth the trouble and cost of conversion?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/04/weighing-up-the-value-of-biodynamic-wine

The latest chapter in the Napa Valley’s Franciscan wine saga: Sale to E. & J. Gallo

For Franciscan, the handoff brings an end to the winery’s chapter under Constellation, during which it enjoyed a significant presence in Napa that in time was considerably scaled back.

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/the-latest-chapter-in-the-napa-valley-s-franciscan-wine/article_5f9b303e-0cba-5de4-b9b7-2af5653ec95e.html

Is Gallo Saving the Wine Industry?

As a family business, they can take a longer, generational outlook focused on passing a flourishing business to future generations.

http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/04/08/is-gallo-saving-the-wine-industry

Wine Industry Floods The TTB With Its Opinions On Wine Nutritional Labeling
This initiative “is a major undertaking and not a small ruling,” so the extension is more than merited.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2019/04/08/the-ttb-extends-its-deadline-for-opinions-on-wine-nutritional-labeling/#53cfcbbd49c3

How to reach the ever-changing beer shopper

The beer shopper of old waited until they were at the store to make their decision on what to buy.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/news/how-to-reach-the-ever-changing-beer-shopper/amp/

BAD WEATHER HAMMERS BAROSSA HARVEST

Bad weather has pushed down yields in Barossa Valley, Australia’s best-known wine region, with harvests said to be the lowest in 10 years.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/bad-weather-hammers-barossa-harvest/

THIS NEW HOME BAR LETS YOU MAKE ‘IRISH WHISKEY’ IN YOUR KITCHEN

Tech company Smart Spirits has launched a drink dispenser that allows you to create unique beverages that supposedly replicate the flavour of spirits such as whiskey, gin or rum at home.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/this-new-home-bar-lets-you-make-irish-whiskey-in-your-kitchen/

THREE FACTS ABOUT THE GLOBAL ORGANIC WINE MARKET

While still wine consumption is set to stay fairly flat for the next few years, organic styles are rapidly entering the mainstream.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/three-facts-about-the-global-organic-wine-market/

11 Things You Should Know About Cantillon

Its beer was once near extinction, but today is among the rarest and most revered liquids in the world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-things-you-should-know-about-cantillon/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2407874fca-APRIL_9_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2407874fca-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2407874fca-38937345&mc_cid=2407874fca&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

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