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Liquor Industry News 09-28-20

September 28, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

09-28-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

24 Defining Moments in the History of Bourbon

A Beginner’s Guide To Taking Wine Tasting Notes

Does This Glass of Beer Make Me Look Fat?

 

How are Italy’s wine producers coping with the coronavirus crisis?

As harvest season begins, how are they faring?

https://www.thelocal.it/20200911/how-are-italys-wine-producers-coping-with-the-coronavirus-crisis-financial-aid

Poop wine? Vile alcohol on show at Swedish Disgusting Food Museum

A large jug of a yellowish semi-translucent liquid is the centre piece of the new exhibit: wine made from human excrement.

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world/poop-wine-vile-alcohol-on-show-at-swedish-disgusting-food-museum-5830671.html

Franzia Has a Backpack That Holds an Entire Box of Wine

If you’re on drinks duty for the next socially distanced gathering, consider getting a little creative with your delivery system.

https://www.popsugar.com/food/franzia-box-wine-backpack-47786369

Why Age Statements Only Tell Half the Story

More often than not, there’s a positive correlation between a bottle’s price and its age statement.

https://vinepair.com/articles/do-whiskey-age-statements-matter/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=752b7cf156-SEPT_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-752b7cf156-38937345&mc_cid=752b7cf156&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The World’s Most Popular Grapes and the Regions That Made Them Famous

Red, white, or bubbly is only the beginning when selecting what wine to drink.

https://vinepair.com/articles/famous-grapes-regions-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=752b7cf156-SEPT_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-752b7cf156-38937345&mc_cid=752b7cf156&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

CHAMPAGNE HARVEST SMASHED ALL RECORDS

Although the first day of picking grapes in the sparkling wine region was authorised as Monday 17 August by the Comité Champagne, the harvest in fact began on 13 Augus

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/champagne-harvest-smashes-records/

Worldwide patterns of wine consumption

Many countries do not encourage the consumption of alcohol

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2020/09/worldwide-patterns-of-wine-consumption.html

Need a Substitute for Red Wine Vinegar? Here Are 4 Great Ideas

Here’s how to substitute for red wine vinegar using stuff you probably already have lying around the kitchen.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/need-a-substitute-for-red-wine-vinegar-here-are-4-great-ideas/ar-BB18ZJuY?li=BBnb7Kw

Aldi unveils Advent calendar collection coming in November with wine, beer, hard seltzer, cheese, pet treats and more

Aldi is bringing back its popular wine, beer and cheese Advent calendars along with some new additions.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2020/09/14/aldi-wine-advent-calendar-2020-beer-hard-seltzer-coming-november/5792339002/

TACO BELL LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION WINE

Only available for a limited time the wine is a Pinot Noir from a vineyard in the St David’s Bench VQA in Ontario and will only be served in Canadian outlets

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/taco-bell-launches-limited-edition-wine/

 

Rinse Your Marinara Jars With a Little Wine

There is always going to be a little bit of jammy, red residue in the bottom an on the sides of the container, whether that container be plastic, glass, or aluminum.

https://skillet.lifehacker.com/rinse-your-marinara-jars-with-a-little-wine-1845044211

 

An Insider’s Guide to California’s Wine Harvest

Eight Facts on How Wines Go from Grape to Glass

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/09/14/an-insiders-guide-to-californias-wine-harvest

 

What Makes a Good Wine Cellar? Some Organizational Tips

Whether you’re buying wine to hold onto for a handful of years, just starting a wine collection, or already have a well-curated wine cellar with 100’s of bottles, good wine storage is key.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/what-makes-a-good-wine-cellar/

 

Around the World, the 2020 Wine Harvest May Be Most Troubled Ever

But that doesn’t mean great wines won’t emerge.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-15/2020-global-wine-harvest-report-california-france-italy-oregon-and-more

 

 

Sam Adams Teamed up with Auntie Anne’s to Bring Oktoberfest to You

With this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Sam Adams and Auntie Anne’s have teamed up to help drinkers celebrate with their “Oktoberfest at Home Kit.”

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/sam-adams-auntie-annes-oktoberfest/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=489f78ca37-SEPT_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-489f78ca37-38937345&mc_cid=489f78ca37&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Truth About Pairing Wine with Red Meat

We’ve all heard the adage that you should pair red wine with red meat. But there is some evidence that it’s less about the meat itself and more about one crucial seasoning—salt.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/red-wine/pairing-red-wine-with-red-meat

 

What makes a wine suitable for fall?

When we talk about “fall wines” we think of the weather turning colder and cuisine becoming richer.

https://atlanticcityweekly.com/food_and_drink/what-makes-a-wine-suitable-for-fall/article_682a05d1-50f0-5b67-9bd9-67468d6f01c1.html

 

How to Taste Booze for a Living

There’s no one approach to a tasting career.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/15/professional-alcohol-taster-job-tips/

 

A Guide to Pairing Wine with Mexican Chilies

Does wine really pair with Mexican chilies?

https://enobytes.com/2020/09/15/guide-to-pairing-wine-with-mexican-chilies/

 

Case of Wine: Everything You Should Know

There are so many different options for purchasing wine that it can quickly become overwhelming to determine what you should order.

https://home.binwise.com/blog/case-of-wine

 

Pine Ridge Vineyards Announces Release of Inaugural Sparkling Wine

The release marks Pine Ridge Vineyards’ first new label in 25 years and begins an exciting new chapter for the popular blend.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/09/16/pine-ridge-vineyards-sparkling-wine

 

Falmouth MA passes ban on nip bottles

Falmouth is the first town on the Cape to ban the sale of nips

Liquor store owners and managers expressed their opposition to the ban Monday. They recommended education programs and better enforcement of litter regulations instead.

https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20200915/falmouth-town-meeting-passes-ban-on-nip-bottles?template=ampart&__twitter_impression=true

 

MOLSON COORS AND YUENGLING FORM US JOINT VENTURE

Brewers Molson Coors and Yuengling have formed a joint venture to expand distribution of Yuengling’s portfolio in the US.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/molson-coors-and-yuengling-form-us-joint-venture/

HEINEKEN IS TRIALLING HARD SELTZERS

Called Pure Piraña, it will be available in nine flavours, made will “all-natural” flavourings and containing fewer than 100 calories per 330ml can. It will launch with Grapefruit, Peach and Red Fruit flavours in Mexico, and in Raspberry and Lime in New Zealand

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/heineken-is-trialling-hard-seltzers/

OLDEST WINERY YET FOUND IN LEBANON UNEARTHED

Dating to at least the 7th century BC, the wine press was discovered at Tell el-Burak, five miles south of the city of Sidon on the coast.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/oldest-winery-yet-found-in-lebanon-unearthed/

FLORIDA PROPERTY WALLPAPERED WITH BUDWEISER CANS ON SALE FOR $100K

The two-bedroom property, which also houses a collection of sports memorabilia, is plastered with beer cans in every room, with the exception of the two bathrooms.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/florida-property-wallpapered-with-budweiser-cans-on-sale-for-100k/

How Will Weeks of Wildfire Smoke on the West Coast Impact the 2020 Vintage?

What will weeks of smoke do to the 2020 vintage?

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-will-weeks-of-wildfire-smoke-on-the-west-coast-impact-the-2020-vintage

Wine Sales Up, Winery Profits Down

How is this possible? Big wineries are taking more market share at the expense of small wineries

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/09/wine-sales-up-winery-profits-down

 

Does This Glass of Beer Make Me Look Fat?

A new study finds wine drinkers had lower body mass indexes than those who avoid alcohol, as well as beer and liquor drinkers

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/does-this-glass-of-beer-make-me-look-fat

 

The Birth of ‘Wine Country’ Is a Story of Bugs, Taxes and War

Visitors come from all over to sip wine at bucolic wineries overlooking thousands of acres of grapes. But how did this region become famous for wine?

https://www.kqed.org/news/11838178/the-birth-of-wine-country-is-a-story-of-bugs-taxes-and-war

 

Gonzaga launching courses designed around wine industry

The university’s schools of Business Administration and Leadership Studies to offer a certificate program focused on the business, management and legal aspects of the wine industry.

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/sep/16/gonzaga-launching-courses-designed-around-wine-ind/

 

What is in Wine?

Vast majority of wine is water (85%) and ethanol (between 8 and 16% for non-fortified wines). This leaves about 3% for everything else and this is what makes the differences between all wines. Those 3% are made of organic acids, residual sugars, phenolics, glycerol, other alcohols, amino acids, minerals, aromatics and sulfites. Most of what is in the wine comes from the grapes or from the transformation of grape juice into wine by wine yeasts. The only exception are a few additives that are hopefully added in minute quantities so not to alter the delicate balance of the precious 3%.

Ethanol comes from the transformation of grape sugar into alcohol by yeasts. It takes about 16 g/L of sugar to make 1% of ethanol. The sugars in grapes that are predominant are glucose and fructose. Yeasts prefer glucose often leaving residual fructose at the end of fermentation; importantly fructose is 2.4 times sweeter than glucose which makes wine sensory evaluation of low sugar concentration very hazardous. There are many other sugars in wines that play minor roles in the sensory appreciation of wine.

 

 

10 Bourbon-Spiked Dessert Recipes and What to Drink With Them

These tasty recipes combine our two favorite fall pastimes

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-bourbon-dessert-recipes-pairings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d08e5c7d94-SEPT_18_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d08e5c7d94-38937345&mc_cid=d08e5c7d94&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

BLACK EYED PEAS CREATE AR MUSIC CAMPAIGN WITH BAREFOOT WINE

The wine label has created an app that allows drinkers to see a virtual mini-performance courtesy of the band.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/black-eyed-peas-collaborate-on-marketing-stunt-with-barefoot-wine/

 

What is Straw Wine, Exactly?

Another category to consider is straw wine, or wines made with grapes dried on straw mats.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/17/straw-wine-raisin-south-africa/

 

 

How to Make Mulled Wine

Warm, cozy, and spicy, mulled wine has been a mainstay at holiday markets across Europe for centuries and is a wintertime favorite across many different cultures.

https://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-drinks/how-to-make-mulled-wine

 

BITTERNESS IS THE NEW TREND IN CHAMPAGNE

Good bitterness management can complement lower acidity levels – if you play with bitterness it can give a second life to the Champagne and can keep the freshness longer in medium acidity wines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/brun-bitterness-is-the-new-trend-in-champagne/

 

 

How do you order a glass of red wine?

Ordering a glass of wine doesn’t have to be complicated.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-do-you-order-a-glass-of-red-wine-i-m-not-sure-how-to-say-what-i-want

 

A Beginner’s Guide To Taking Wine Tasting Notes

For both casual and avid wine drinkers alike, tasting notes are an important barometer in gauging how likely one is to enjoy that particular wine.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4100696.html

 

24 Defining Moments in the History of Bourbon

Bourbon used to be so simple

https://vinepair.com/articles/complete-history-of-bourbon/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b40d8cc749-BOURBON_SEPT_19_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b40d8cc749-38937345&mc_cid=b40d8cc749&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

Franklin Wine Club Wines

A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

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Liquor Industry News 09-21-20

September 21, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

09-21-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Here’s what to look for when choosing a ‘food-friendly’ wine

The Boozy History of ‘There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch’

25 Italian Wine Terms You Need To Know

 

How to Judge a Wine by the Label…According to the TTB

Analyzing a wine can be much more complicated with the minimal text that is currently provided on the label.

https://www.sonomanews.com/article/columns-scg/how-to-judge-a-wine-by-the-labelaccording-to-the-ttb/

 

I want to put some wine aside for my grandkids. What do you suggest?

This is something dyed-in-the-wool wine lovers do, but how do we know the child won’t grow into an adult who doesn’t particularly like the wine you selected?

https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/i-want-to-put-some-wine-aside-for-my-grandkids-what-do-you-suggest-20200806-p55j8p.html

 

Pairing Wine With Flounder

The challenge is to select a wine that does not overpower the delicate fish.

https://www.knowwines.com/blog/wine-to-pair-with-flounder

 

17 Whiskey Experts You Should Be Following on Social Media

In these times, the best way to stay up to date with the latest whiskey releases and cultural tips is online.

https://vinepair.com/articles/17-whiskey-influencers-social-media/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e190620cd4-SEPT_8_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e190620cd4-38937345&mc_cid=e190620cd4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

THE 10 MOST VALUABLE BEER BRAND FAMILIES IN THE US 2020

Perhaps unsurprisingly, global brewer AB InBev has the most influence across the top 10, owning four brand families with a total sales of close to US$13 billion and taking up close to a third of the global beer market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/the-10-most-valuable-beer-brand-families-in-the-us-2020/

 

Introducing Master-the-World™ Learn to Taste Like a Pro

A new and innovative wine education platform for industry professionals and consumers seeking to hone their palate.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=236094

 

25 Italian Wine Terms You Need To Know

The Italian wine world is full of wine-related terminology that many consumers struggle to understand.

https://www.winescholarguild.org/25-italian-wine-terms-you-need-to-know

 

NEW WINE RELEASE – JCB “ALCHEMY OF DREAMS”

JCB Alchemy of Dreams “The Eye” Chardonnay 2018 Russian River Valley Retail $42 Member $33.60

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The Eye symbolizes the visible and the invisible, the paths taken and untaken, and the view of the possible. It is the vision of our journey and the connection from the past to the present and to the future. The magnetic attraction of the eye reminds us of life lived in a very different way. At the first sip of this voluptuous barrel-fermented Russian River Valley Chardonnay, time stops.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/wine/alchemy-dreams-eye

 

NEW WINE RELEASE – JCB “ALCHEMY OF DREAMS”

JCB Alchemy of Dreams “Five Senses” Pinot Noir 2018 Sonoma Coast  Retail $60 Member $48

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From dreams to the realm of experience, this elegant Burgundian Pinot Noir dares to see a vision of the five senses in a very different way.  The vessels of our experience, the five senses translate the physical world to our mind, where it is transformed by alchemy into our dreams…  The sensual experience, from the eyes to the smell, taste, touch and sound, enlightens our dreams beyond our imagination!

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/wine/alchemy-dreams-five-senses

NEW WINE RELEASE – JCB “ALCHEMY OF DREAMS”

JCB Alchemy of Dreams “Femininity” Red Blend 2018 Napa Valley Retail $48 Member $38.40

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This sensuous Napa Valley red wine is the perfect symbol of the power of femininity, which exudes power and elegance simultaneously. The opulent and rich table of life anchors us within time, while the pillar of femininity gives birth to life and the power of endless imagination! In dreams, we are possessed of an alternative vision of reality, and through alchemy, we transform.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/wine/alchemy-dreams-femininity

NEW WINE RELEASE – JCB “ALCHEMY OF DREAMS”

JCB Alchemy of Dreams “Ascension” Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Knights Valley Retail $60 Member $48

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This powerful Cabernet Sauvignon from Knights Valley portrays the power of dreams. Frenchie arrives from the old world on cloud nine, rising above his own limitations to create a new reality in the land of his dreams… He rises thanks to the inspiration of the new world and the spirit of wine.  Whichever way you arrive, you can transcend to become more than yourself!

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/wine/alchemy-dreams-ascension

THE GRAPE VARIETIES THAT HAVE INCREASED AND DECLINED THE MOST SINCE 2000

n terms of grape variety origin, they found that vineyards in the New World on average comprise 68% French origin varieties (data from 2016), compared to 59% in 2000

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/the-grape-varieties-that-have-increased-and-declined-the-most-since-2000/

Can Bourbon Be Aged in Barrels Other Than American Oak?

One might assume that to make bourbon, only newly charred American oak barrels will do, but this is a common misconception.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bourbon-barrels-not-american-oak/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=92ef63bbe9-SEPT_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-92ef63bbe9-38937345&mc_cid=92ef63bbe9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Periodic Table of Cocktails

When it comes to making cocktails, there are many important elements to consider.

https://vinepair.com/articles/cocktails-periodic-table/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=92ef63bbe9-SEPT_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-92ef63bbe9-38937345&mc_cid=92ef63bbe9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Stella Rosa

Stella Rosa has launched a new higher-alcohol Royale expression. Stella Rosa Royale is billed as a darker, richer version of the brand’s existing Rosso, and carries an abv of 8% compared with 5% for the core offering. Royale’s fuller profile makes it especially amenable to food pairing, according to parent company Riboli Family Wines, which is aiming to take the Stella Rosa brand past the 3-million-case mark this year.

 

What does it mean to be a Master of Wine?

Targeted at those working in the international wine trade, the credential was launched more than 65 years ago as an exam for the U.K. wine trade.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-master-of-wine/

 

Have You Become a More Informed Pandemic Wine Buyer?

What thought process do you go through in your pandemic-induced wine buying experiences?

https://www.theexaminernews.com/have-you-become-a-more-informed-pandemic-wine-buyer/

 

The Difference Between Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Long story, short: If you’re referring to all “sparkling wines” as “Champagnes,” you’re doing it wrong.

https://www.southernliving.com/drinks/sparkling-wine-vs-champagne

 

How to Know if a Virtual Wine Tasting is Right For You

You’re probably wondering: how does a virtual wine tasting work, and is a virtual wine tasting with a sommelier right for my group?

https://www.thelushlife.xyz/blog/virtual-wine-tastings

 

The Coming Fight Over Ingredient Labeling On Wine

It’s important to know that ingredient labeling is not required on wine since wine is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, but rather by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. The law is not being skirted.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/09/the-coming-fight-over-ingredient-labeling-on-wine/

 

Miller High Life is giving away a backyard dive bar complete with free beer through the end of the year

The bar, which is actually a glorified shed designed to look like a “dive bar,”

https://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/beer/2020/09/09/miller-high-life-giving-away-backyard-dive-bar-free-beer/5757300002/

 

15 Best Wine Books: Learn About Wine

Whether you’re a wine newbie or a world-class sommelier, there’s a book for you!

https://home.binwise.com/blog/best-wine-books

 

What is a “Super Tuscan” and where did the term come from? The answer might surprise you.

The more closely you look at a word, wrote the early 20th-century aphorist and poet Karl Kraus, the more distantly it looks back at you.

https://dobianchi.com/2020/09/08/bolgheri-maremma-wine-tuscany/

 

The Boozy History of ‘There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch’

We’ve all heard the phrase “there’s no such thing as a free lunch,” a snarky reminder that nothing in life is free.

https://vinepair.com/articles/history-no-free-lunch/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3b36f46f5c-SEPT_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3b36f46f5c-38937345&mc_cid=3b36f46f5c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

6 Tricks to Keep Champagne and Sparkling Wine From Going Flat

So what to do when you just want to drink some bubbles by yourself, have a couple bottles in rotation, or have a casual glass to sip?

https://vinepair.com/articles/tricks-keep-champagne-going-flat/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3b36f46f5c-SEPT_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3b36f46f5c-38937345&mc_cid=3b36f46f5c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Captain Morgan

Diageo has released Captain Morgan Sliced Apple, the latest flavored offshoot for the spiced rum brand. The 35% abv rum is made from the original spiced rum with added ginger and apple flavoring. Captain Morgan Sliced Apple is now available across the U.S. for around $16 a 750-ml. Captain Morgan was at 5.5 million cases in the U.S. in 2019, according to Impact Databank.

 

Who’s Drinking The Champagne? U.S. Sales Up 73%

Data shows that some Americans are ‘trading up’ on weekly household items

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexledsom/2020/09/10/which-americans-are-drinking-the-champagne-sales-up-73/#9d7af9b72e1b

 

Oregon’s New Premium Box Wine Has Impressive B Corp Cred

Sokol Blosser stepped up its efforts to get more of its Evolution Wine into consumer’s glasses during the global pandemic with a radical shift to alternative packaging.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lesliekelly/2020/09/09/oregons-new-premium-box-wine-has-impressive-b-corps-cred/#7b4b44162c2c

 

WINE AND CHOCOLATE PARINGS: FOUR MISTAKES TO AVOID

Here are four things to avoid when planning your duos:

https://mrbchocolates.com/blogs/posts/wine-and-chocolate-parings-4-mistakes-to-avoid

 

Here’s what to look for when choosing a ‘food-friendly’ wine

Food-friendly” is a common description that should seem obvious, but what does it really mean?

https://www.goodfood.com.au/drinks/wine/heres-what-to-look-for-when-choosing-a-foodfriendly-wine-20200823-h1q7pb

 

A Very Unofficial Guide to Boxed Wine, According to Drinks Professionals

The appeal of boxed wine has expanded as selections have grown, which includes entries from serious winemakers.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/11/best-boxed-wine-guide/

 

Understanding How the Very Existence of Wine Was Threatened in the 19th Century

If you’ve never heard of the Great French Wine Blight, let The History Guy loop you in on the close call and how disaster was ultimately averted to allow for the wine world we know today.

https://youtu.be/SowSuC0jNoI

 

The Untold Story of Military Special, the U.S. Armed Forces’ Own Bourbon

If whiskey geeks crave the obscure and tough-to-acquire, Military Special would fit the bill,

https://vinepair.com/articles/military-bourbon-story/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c9be1cc484-BOURBON_SEPT_12_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c9be1cc484-38937345&mc_cid=c9be1cc484&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

Franklin Wine Club Wines

A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

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Liquor Industry News 09-14-20

September 14, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

09-14-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What Does “Craft Beer” Actually Mean?

Can You Drink Cooking Wine?

Eight Things You Should Know About the Old Fashioned

 

8 Boozy Recipes To Spike Your Favorite Starbucks Order

In each recipe below, we’ve spiked 12-ounce (“Tall”) Starbucks iced teas, coffees, and Frappuccinos with liqueurs, wines, hard seltzers, and spirits.

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-spiked-starbucks-drink-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=114df48b8a-AUG_31_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-114df48b8a-38937345&mc_cid=114df48b8a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

A wine lover’s guide to the Tour de France

Fittingly though, alcohol was the original performance enhancing substance in this epic race,

https://life.spectator.co.uk/articles/a-wine-lovers-tour-de-france/

A Disruptive Transparency Initiative Is Shining Light on Tequila Additives

Additives can actually be used [in 100 percent agave tequila] and there is no requirement to notify the end consumer, as long as the amount added does not exceed 1 percent of total volume

https://vinepair.com/articles/transparency-initiative-tequila-additives/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ab70ff3542-SEPT_1_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ab70ff3542-38937345&mc_cid=ab70ff3542&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Prestige Beverage Partners With Snoop Dogg On Upscale Gin

Snoop Dogg, Prestige Beverage Group, and Trusted Spirits have teamed up to create Indoggo, a new strawberry-flavored gin. Indoggo will launch in California in September through Gallo Sales Company. The plan is to gradually launch the gin through the fall and winter and reach national distribution by early 2021 via Prestige’s distribution network, which also includes RNDC, Johnson Brothers, Breakthru, Empire, Heidelberg, and Martignetti Companies. Indoggo will retail for around $30 a 750-ml.

“The idea began when Keenan Towns (of Trusted Spirits) hired Snoop as a brand ambassador for Tanqueray gin,’ said Scott Schilling, CMO at Prestige. “When Keenan left Diageo in 2018 he went to Snoop and the two agreed to bring Snoop’s idea to life.”

The 40% abv flavored gin is made with a blend of seven botanicals, including juniper, orange, coriander, cassia, and strawberry, and is certified gluten-free. Indoggo elevates fruit flavors like citrus and strawberry over the juniper that leads in traditional London Dry gins. Snoop plans to integrate the brand into his live tours in the future. “I am an equity partner, this is my baby, my passion, my creation. This is not a spokesperson or license deal, this is mine,” Snoop told SND.

Attractions Of Willamette Valley Wines Of Oregon

Oregon and the Willamette Valley are in a cold climate region that can create wines of elegance: acid driven wines

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2020/08/31/an-international-viewpoint-on-the-willamette-valley-wines-of-oregon/#18658b685c71

Spanish wine grape takes well to Idaho’s Snake River Valley

Williamson Vineyards’ 2019 Albariño takes Best of Show out of 160 entries at the 2020 Idaho Wine Competition.

https://www.heraldnet.com/life/spanish-wine-grape-takes-well-to-idahos-snake-river-valley/

US wineries cannot sue for bad reviews

A recent court case may have extended the country’s robust free speech protections to the Internet.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/us-wineries-cannot-sue-bad-reviews

The History of Wine’s Changing Flavors

The earliest current evidence of wine production dates back to 7000 BCE; although wine was surely made and consumed before that, this means humans have been drinking wine for at least 9000 years.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/09/the-history-of-wines-changing-flavors

 

 

NEW NORMAL IS WINE WITHOUT FOOD

What does wine drinking look like in the coronavirus era?

https://www.wineintelligence.com/new-normal-is-wine-without-food/

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Launches New Brand, Knotty Vines

Renowned family-owned Sonoma County winery Rodney Strong Wine Estates announced the launch of Knotty Vines,

IN STOCK

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/09/01/rodney-strong-launches-knotty-vines

 

11 OF THE WORLD’S BEST-SELLING VODKA BRANDS

Of the 11 brands featured here, six achieved a marked increase in global sales volumes in 2019 over the the previous year

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/11-of-the-worlds-best-selling-vodka-brands/

Wine Traditions are Not What We Think They Are

In the imaginations of most people in the wine world, wine is deeply embedded in tradition.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/09/02/wine-traditions-are-not-what-we-think-they-are/

The Ultimate Guide to ImprovingYour Palate for Fine Wine

Wine is a complex business, and knowing what to look for when tasting is an art.

https://www.swaay.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-improving-your-palate-for-fine-wine

 

6 Easy Wine Dinners From Basic Kitchen Staples

Let’s take a look at 6 wine dinners we can all make with easy-to-find recipes.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/6-easy-wine-dinners/?utm_campaign=wine-and-pantry-staples-pairings&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Six Shandy Recipes from Beer and Cocktail Pros

Below are six of our favorite shandy recipes, provided by brewers, bartenders, and beverage professionals across the U.S.

https://vinepair.com/articles/six-shandy-recipes-from-pros/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5b078a3f56-SEPT_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5b078a3f56-38937345&mc_cid=5b078a3f56&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The History of the Highball Soda Cocktail

The Highball is all about elegant effervescence.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-history-of-the-highball-soda-cocktail/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5b078a3f56-SEPT_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5b078a3f56-38937345&mc_cid=5b078a3f56&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Eight Things You Should Know About the Old Fashioned

When it comes to cocktails, there are few more traditional than the Old Fashioned.

https://vinepair.com/articles/old-fashioned-drink-guide-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5b078a3f56-SEPT_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5b078a3f56-38937345&mc_cid=5b078a3f56&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Announce Fleur de Miraval Rosé Champagne

Brad Pitt and Angelia Jolie are releasing a new rosé Champagne via their popular rosé brand Miraval, which they own with the French Perrin family.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-rose-champagne/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5b078a3f56-SEPT_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5b078a3f56-38937345&mc_cid=5b078a3f56&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Survey Finds Scant Interest in Wine Ingredients, Grape Growing

Wine shoppers are looking for variety and flavor information when deciding on purchasing a bottle and most have little interest in learning more about how the wine was made, how the grapes were grown and ingredient labeling.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=235923

 

Sparkling surprise: Brazil’s wine industry builds its brand on the global stage

Brazil may not be inherently associated with wine: but the country’s wine industry believes it can become a major player on the world stage thanks to its sparkling wine, the quality of its products, and a carefully planned export strategy.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2020/09/02/Sparkling-surprise-Brazil-s-wine-industry-builds-reputation-on-global-stage?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

 

HOT TOPICS FOR ALCOHOL DELIVERY 2020

Consumers have changed how they purchase alcohol in 2020, skyrocketing home delivery demand.

https://www.beveragelaw.com/booze-rules/hot-topics-for-alcohol-delivery-2020

 

Tom Seaver, Hall of Fame Pitcher and Napa Vintner, Dies at 75

Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, who found a second career growing highly coveted Napa Cabernet, has died at 75. Seaver passed away in his sleep Monday night, from complications of Lewy body dementia and Covid-19, according to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He had suffered from both dementia and Lyme disease for several years

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/tom-seaver-hall-of-fame-pitcher-and-napa-vintner-dies

 

New Nitro Drink

Disaronno International is launching a nitro cold brew coffee cocktail under its Tia Maria brand. Officially dubbed Iced Coffee Frappé, it will be the first ready-to-drink offshoot for the coffee liqueur. It is at 4% abv and is made with Arabica coffee and cream, using nitro technology that deploys upon opening to create frappé foam. The company brought in Dutch street artist Karski to collaborate on the packaging. Tia Maria Iced Coffee Frappé will be available nationwide beginning in mid-September, retailing for $11 a 4-pack of 12-ounce cans.

 

How to Make (Pretty Decent!) Wine at Home

You’ll need approximately $400 for grapes and basic supplies found on many websites or at local brewing/winemaking stores.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/02/how-to-make-wine-homemade/

 

What does it mean to say a wine has “legs”?

A wine’s “legs,” also known as “tears,” are the slowly trickling drops of wine clinging to the side of a wineglass after it’s been swirled.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-does-it-mean-to-say-a-wine-has-legs

 

Blending watermelon and wine with Chef Paul Kostandin

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad with Wine Poached Shrimp

https://www.wtvr.com/on-air/virginia-this-morning/blending-watermelon-and-wine-with-chef-paul-kostandin

4 KEY QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE BUYING A NEW BOTTLE OF WINE

Buying wine is a lot less fun than drinking it, yet if you do not take your time to do so carefully, you always end up regretting it.

https://ritzherald.com/4-key-questions-you-need-to-ask-yourself-before-buying-a-new-bottle-of-wine/

Can You Drink Cooking Wine?

Drinking wine and cooking wine are intended for two different purposes, so they’re made differently.

https://home.binwise.com/blog/what-is-cooking-wine

What Is Wine Oxidation?

Air mixing with wine can have a detrimental effect on a wine’s chemical makeup.

https://home.binwise.com/blog/what-is-wine-oxidation

Violent hailstorms hit Valpolicella vineyards

Recent hailstorms have decimated some vineyards near to Verona, particularly those in the lower-lying, non-Classico area of Valpolicella, while others survived unscathed.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/verona-hailstorms-443401/

What Does “Craft Beer” Actually Mean?

The majority of beer sections in American grocery stores and neighborhood bodegas aren’t exactly artisan creations.

https://www.dictionary.com/e/what-does-craft-beer-actually-mean/

 

 

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

Franklin Wine Club Wines

A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

Shop Here

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Liquor Industry News 09-07-20

September 7, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

09-07-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

5 Reasons Not To Age Wines You Just Bought At The Store

Does Drinking a Beer After Working Out Have Any Benefits?

How to Make 11 Classic Cocktails Using Hard Seltzer

 

 

What does it mean for a wine to be ‘food-friendly’? Here’s what to look for.

“Food-friendly” is a common description that should seem obvious, but what does it really mean?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/what-does-it-mean-for-a-wine-to-be-food-friendly-heres-what-to-look-for/2020/08/21/1ea0068c-e249-11ea-b69b-64f7b0477ed4_story.html

 

How Conor McGregor Built a $200M Irish Whiskey Brand in Just Two Years

As start-ups go — even those backed by a celebrity — it’s an incredible, perhaps unlikely, rise.

https://vinepair.com/articles/conor-mcgregor-irish-whiskey/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ac4d83f802-AUG_24_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ac4d83f802-38937345&mc_cid=ac4d83f802&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wine Antioxidants: A Greater Perspective

Antioxidants are molecules produced inside and outside of our bodies that prevent or slow damage to our cells.

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/wine-antioxidants-a-greater-perspective/

 

DID SCIENTISTS DISCOVER A HANGOVER CURE?

It found that 1,200 milligrams of amino acid L-cysteine could reduce alcohol-related nausea and headaches, while a dose of 600 milligrams helped alleviate stress and anxiety.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/08/did-scientists-discover-a-hangover-cure/

How Poison-Detecting Servants Became Respected Wine Connoisseurs

Working with wine has a long history. In the 14th century, the French word “sommelier” referred to a servant in charge of transporting his lords’ baggage, choosing table wine, and testing such libations for poison

https://mymodernmet.com/wine-sommelier/

The Biggest Bourbon Brands and Companies That Own Them

Despite the fact the lion’s share of production takes place in Kentucky, many of the companies that own the leading bourbon brands are based out of state.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bourbon-brands-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=00011aebc8-AUG_25_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-00011aebc8-38937345&mc_cid=00011aebc8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Ketel One Targets Spritzer Segment With New Canned RTDs

Ketel One vodka, part of the Diageo portfolio, has entered the premixed cocktail market with a new line of Botanical Vodka Spritzes. The new low-abv drinks come in the same three flavors as the brand’s original Botanicals offshoot—Peach & Orange Blossom, Cucumber & Mint, and Grapefruit & Rose—and all are at 3.6% abv per serving. They have 73 calories per can and contain no carbs, sweeteners, nor added sugars.

The Ketel One Botanical Vodka Spritzes are launching in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, Washington, and Illinois on September 1, retailing at $15 a 4-pack and $4 per individual can. Ketel One was up 4% to 2.4 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/08/ketel-one-creates-botanical-spritz-rtds/

The Truth about Barley’s Role in Whiskey

What does barley contribute to the flavor profile of whiskey?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-truth-about-barleys-role-in-whiskey/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=93842493&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–syNo3Dh6f9lV1JyFR9syrXaxL1vxEz04AVZBlhHiUv1lTJnvaMa9cy-Yg1Q-gxH-nZRZ1YmjQcj9Jkp3ydZ4GDgxDR-2SYeHtIwEaqjsluaDV5L4&utm_content=93842271&utm_source=hs_email

A Guide to Italian Certifications

WHAT DO THEY MEAN?

https://www.eataly.com/us_en/magazine/how-to/italian-certifications/?mnuid=32dg47127g2ee85b83b04cca4064a30cb6760bff23d0923b7f&mnref=s7cd%2Co597c&utm_term=22908+-+Eataly+Magazine&ref=email&utm_campaign=us_nl_2020_33_1_What+is+DOP&utm_medium=Eataly+Online&utm_source=mgn&utm_content=1997+-+1253+%282020-08-25%29

Harpoon Brewery and Dunkin’ teamed up to brew doughnut-infused beers

In early September, Harpoon and Dunkin’ will release their latest collection for fall

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2020/08/25/harpoon-brewery-dunkin-doughnut-beers

BLUE SAKE LAUNCHED IN JAPAN

The product is a Ginjo sake with a rice polishing rate of 60%. The sake is then infused with butterfly pea flowers to give it the highly sought-after indigo hue.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/08/blue-sake-launched-in-japan/

A Deep Dive Into the Many, Verifiably False Claims of ‘Clean Wine’ Companies

Clean wine” marketers compete to create memes about how terrifying wine is;

https://vinepair.com/articles/clean-wine-false-claims/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a3de672f00-AUG_26_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a3de672f00-38937345&mc_cid=a3de672f00&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Nine Spicy Cocktail Recipes

It’s time to add spice to your summer bar repertoire.

https://vinepair.com/articles/spicy-cocktail-recipes-summer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a3de672f00-AUG_26_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a3de672f00-38937345&mc_cid=a3de672f00&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New AVA Approved for Santa Barbara Wine Country

The TTB has formally recognized Alisos Canyon as the region’s newest American Viticultural Area (AVA).

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=235614

How to Pick a Wine You’ll Actually Like

The good news is that in the course of ordinary-life wine drinking, with just a few easy steps, you can gain insight into your palate.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/wines/how-to-pick-a-wine-youll-actually-like/ar-BB18mrhS

There’s an Italian Rosato for Every Rosé Fan

If you fancy yourself a rosé aficionado, then rosato should be on your radar.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/26/best-rose-wine-italy-rosato-guide/

A Wine Geek’s Guide to Pinot Noir Clones Around the World

No other grape variety attracts as much clone talk as Pinot Noir, for all the right and wrong reasons

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/26/pinot-noir-clones-matter/

Busch unveils new beer, for your dog

Have a good four-legged boy or girl in your life? Now you can reward them with a cold one thanks to Busch Beer.

https://www.mlive.com/news/2020/08/busch-unveils-new-beer-for-your-dog.html

 

What is a field blend?

Field blends can be found all over the world, but they are increasingly rare.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-is-a-field-blend

 

How many Champagne labels are there?

That’s quite a question and one that may very well bring up varied results, depending on how you take the question, and answers may very well surprise many.

https://glassofbubbly.com/how-many-champagne-labels-are-there/

 

Sugar High: A Quick Guide to Sweet Red Wine

A wine’s sweetness is determined by its residual sugar (RS) level, or the amount of sugar that remains in a wine after fermentation is complete.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/27/good-sweet-red-wine-beginners/

 

 

Serious About Champagne? Here’s How To Taste It

Madeline walks us through how to taste Champagne

https://winefolly.com/episode/serious-about-champagne-heres-how-to-taste-it/

These wines are far too sexual

The labels themselves are soft-core porno, usually featuring excited imagery like a woman whispering into a man’s ear or a bunch of cupids planning an orgy.

https://thetakeout.com/these-wines-are-far-too-sexual-1844718540

Time to introduce new wine categories

The binary terms used to describe wine, as either ‘commercial’ or ‘terroir-driven’, aren’t sufficient, says Robert Joseph. He has some suggestions.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/time-introduce-new-wine-categories

 

How to Make 11 Classic Cocktails Using Hard Seltzer

Surely there’s a better way to experiment with hard seltzer than blending with fruit and ice or spiking with our favorite spirits. After all, we’re all home bartenders these days.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-hard-selzer-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7d075fb4c0-AUG_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7d075fb4c0-38937345&mc_cid=7d075fb4c0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Bloody Mary Is So Much More Than a Brunch Cocktail

Consider the Bloody Mary’s most popular use, as a late morning or afternoon hangover cure.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bloody-mary-nighttime-cocktail/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7d075fb4c0-AUG_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7d075fb4c0-38937345&mc_cid=7d075fb4c0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Does Drinking a Beer After Working Out Have Any Benefits?

This article details the effects of drinking beer after working out.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/beer-after-workout

 

Bud Light fan uses beer to save home from wildfire

A California man whose home was threatened by one of the state’s largest wildfires managed to salvage it with the only liquid he could find: a case of Bud Light, his beer of choice.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/ca-fire-extinguished-bud-light

 

5 ALL-TIME FAVORITE SNACKS TO PAIR WITH WINE

Here are some famous snacks and wine pairings you can try the next time you’re planning to binge-watch your favorite series or just chill inside your home.

https://marylandreporter.com/2020/08/28/5-all-time-favorite-snacks-to-pair-with-wine/

5 Reasons Not To Age Wines You Just Bought At The Store

The assumption is that the wine producers, some of whose estates may date back hundreds of years, have a pretty good idea of how their wines age and that therefore their advice should be taken seriously

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2020/08/28/5-reasons-not-to-age-wines-you-just-bought-at-the-store/#244b87c8641b

U.S. Becomes Top Market for New Zealand Wines

The U.S. had been the second-largest market (behind the U.K.) for New Zealand wines until this year,

https://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2020/08/28/26916/u-s-becomes-top-market-for-new-zealand-wines/

What You Should Know about the Oakville AVA in Napa Valley

The region has a very long viticultural history and is home to some of Napa Valley’s most respected vineyards and producers.

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/what-you-should-know-about-the-oakville-ava-in-napa-valley/1111

  

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Liquor Industry News 08-31-20

August 31, 2020

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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08-31-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Demystifying additives in winemaking and viticulture

Is Vodka Healthier For You Than Wine?

Dunkaroos beer has everyone talking

 

 

The New Wall of Wine & Why Some Wineries Aren’t Even Making it to the Shelf

Even before COVID, a new Wall of Wine was being built that wineries needed to adapt for.

https://spitbucket-net.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/spitbucket.net/2020/08/16/the-new-wall-of-wine-why-some-wineries-arent-even-making-it-to-the-shelf/amp/

 

 

Four Ways to Pair Wine with Truffles

When you pair with wine, focus on their many more attractive attributes.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/16/best-wine-pairing-truffle/

New tariffs on imported wine could be final straw

For U.S. businesses mitigating the tariffs is a challenge because of a cumbersome set of rules and regulations that can leave few options on how to respond.

https://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20200816/off-vine-new-tariffs-on-imported-wine-could-be-final-straw

How to utilize virtual wine experiences to boost sales

The 75-minute webinar with the objective of helping wineries elevate their brands and boost wine sales through meaningful and engaging virtual wine experiences

https://www.morningagclips.com/how-to-utilize-virtual-wine-experiences-to-boost-sales/

TTB WARNS OF ‘INCREASING NUMBER’ OF HEALTH CLAIMS IN ALCOHOL ADS

Such regulations do not apply to wine-type products with an ABV of less than 7%.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/08/ttb-warns-of-increasing-number-of-health-claims-in-alcohol-ads/

Do I Really Need to Measure Out My Gin & Tonic?

For most people, making a Gin & Tonic means adding ice to a glass, free-pouring some gin, and adding some tonic to taste (bonus for stirring).

https://vinepair.com/articles/measure-out-gin-tonic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9768c8a3fc-AUG_18_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9768c8a3fc-38937345&mc_cid=9768c8a3fc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

With Distinctive Terroir and Varied Microclimates, Mexico’s Baja California Aims to Preserve its Character

A 90-minute drive from the U.S. border, Mexico’s premier wine region lies in the state of Baja California. It produces approximately 75% of all of Mexico’s wine,

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/17/baja-california-mexico-wine-guide/

Tracking down Stalin’s wine cellar

It was the stuff of myth and legend. During World War II, Joseph Stalin, fearing a German advance on Russia, arranged for valuable art and riches – including a magnificent cellar of wines

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/tracking-down-stalins-wine-cellar

Why Oregon Is Home to the Coolest, Grooviest Sparkling Wines in America

sparkling wine production is expanding throughout Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

https://www.departures.com/lifestyle/wine-spirits/oregon-sparkling-wines

Oregon Wine Competition Unveils 2020 Best of Show Winners

Three Oregon wines won Best of Show honors from this year’s Oregon Wine Competition®, the platform of Oregon Wine Experience®, on Friday, Aug. 14

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/08/17/oregon-wine-competition-best-show

What Is Madeira Wine and How Is It Used In Cooking?

Madeira is a Portuguese fortified wine. It’s made on the Madeira Islands, off the coast of Africa.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/what-is-madeira-wine-and-how-is-it-used-in-cooking/ar-BB1845S3?li=BBnb7Kw

Should wine shipments be deferred during the hot summer months?

Please express any shipping concerns about the weather to the winery or retailer from which you’ve purchased the wine before they ship it, and ask if they have taken appropriate measures to ensure that wines are not subject to extreme temperatures during transit.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/should-wine-shipments-be-deferred-during-the-hot-summer-months

What To Know About Freezing Wine

Can you freeze wine? And if so, why would you want to?

https://www.knowwines.com/blog/freezing-wine

7 Perfect Wine Pairings for Takeout

Here, we’ve rounded up seven perfect wine pairings for takeout.

https://thedigestonline.com/new-jersey-restaurants/7-perfect-wine-pairings-for-takeout/

Geographic Branding – Is Weed the New Wine?

Just as you might find a dry Chardonnay from Sonoma or a sweet Moscato from Italy, will a global market open the door for regional branding?

https://www.cannabistech.com/articles/geographic-branding-is-weed-the-new-wine/

Climate Change Will Make Beer Taste Different

Beer is almost certainly going to taste different in the future, because the ingredients themselves are changing.

https://news.ncsu.edu/2020/08/climate-change-is-changing-beer/

8 OF THE BEST SPIRITS PODCASTS

Each offers a different slant on spirits, helping listeners to keep up with current trade issues, brush up on their cocktail knowledge or delve into the world of bartending.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/08/8-of-the-best-spirits-podcasts/

Patrón Tequila unveils cocktail-making smart coasters

The Patrón Margarita Smart Coaster will teach users to create Patrón Margaritas and other Tequila-based cocktails, allowing drinkers to “easily perfect their at-home bartending skills”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/08/patron-tequila-unveils-cocktail-making-smart-coasters/

12 Things You Should Know About Perrier-Jouët

Influential in the world of bubbly for more than two centuries, Perrier-Jouët was among the first Champagne houses to regularly stamp its cork with the date of a blend, also known as its vintage

https://vinepair.com/articles/perrier-jouet-champagne-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=df13462df0-AUG_19_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-df13462df0-38937345&mc_cid=df13462df0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

U.S. Wine Industry Remains ‘Pawns’ in Airbus Dispute

The tariffs were imposed in retaliation for E.U. subsidies to Airbus, an aerospace and defense corporation.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/18/wine-tariffs-airbus-dispute/

The 9 Best Celebrity-Owned Wines That Are Actually Worth the Hype

The art of winemaking is a new business venture that every major celebrity seems to want a stake in

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/travel-dining/g33503091/best-celebrity-owned-wine-brands/

5 Things You Need to Know About Walmart’s New $5 Wine

Watch out Trader Joe’s and Target, Walmart just launched its own line of $5 wine.

https://www.eatthis.com/things-to-know-about-walmarts-wines/

 

YOUNGER RED WINE ‘MORE BENEFICIAL’ THAN AGED WINES, STUDY FINDS

Younger red wines are likely to be more beneficial than aged wines, a new study from Australia has found, due to the significant decrease in healthy antioxidants in wine over time.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/08/younger-red-wine-more-beneficial-than-aged-wines-study-finds/

 

Crop Protection Device Saves 95-100% of Grape Damage in Vineyards

Every year in California alone, vintners and farmers lose millions of dollars to birds feeding on their grapes, seeds, and crops.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/08/14/crop-protection-device-saves-95-100-of-grape-damage-in-vineyards-2

SMARTPHONES CAN TELL IF YOU’RE DRUNK BY CHANGES IN WALKING

The study, conducted by American researchers and published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugsfound that smartphones could detect intoxication in 90% of those tested.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/08/smartphones-can-tell-if-youre-drunk-by-changes-in-walking/

CHANGES MADE TO CHILE’S VINEYARDS ‘WILL TAKE 50 YEARS TO SHOW RESULTS’

Many projects, including replanting schemes, are medium- to long-term ventures which will likely not be completed in people’s lifetimes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/08/changes-made-to-chiles-vineyards-will-take-50-years-to-show-results/

Dunkaroos beer has everyone talking

Likely inspired by the return of the nostalgia-inducing treat, the Fort Worth, Texas-based brewery Martin House Brewing Company released a limited-time beer this week, hilariously named DunkAbroos.

https://www.mashed.com/238128/dunkaroos-beer-has-everyone-talking/?utm_campaign=clip

Johnnie Walker unveils trio of limited edition bottles

Each bottle was named after the colour of its slanted label, but this has now been upgraded to an opaque wrap for the limited edition designs.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/08/johnnie-walker-unveils-trio-of-limited-edition-bottles/

The Wine Adventure Guide: 8 Unforgettable Wine Trips

Fortunately, many of the world’s vineyards are located in areas of great natural beauty.

https://winefolly.com/tips/8-regions-for-an-outdoor-wine-trip/?utm_campaign=wine-adventures-trip-courses&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

10 of the Best Summer Gin Highball Recipes

The Highball is making a comeback.

https://vinepair.com/articles/9-best-gin-highball-recipe-riffs/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=239489346e-AUG_20_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-239489346e-38937345&mc_cid=239489346e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A Country That You’ve Probably Never Heard of Is About to Launch Its First Whisky Distillery

The Faroe Islands—which, despite their proximity to Scotland, are a self-governing territory within the Kingdom of Denmark—will soon welcome Faer Isles Distillery, which has just begun crowdfunding efforts.

https://www.whiskyadvocate.com/a-country-that-youve-probably-never-heard-of-is-about-to-launch-its-first-whisky/

What does “méthode ancienne” mean on a bottle of wine?

“Méthode ancienne” is French for “ancient method,” and it refers to winemaking techniques and philosophies established centuries ago in France’s Burgundy region.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-does-methode-ancienne-mean-on-a-bottle-of-wine

3 Tips On How to Read a Wine Label

Beyond winery, region, and vintage, what else should you look for on a wine label?

https://winefolly.com/episode/3-tips-on-how-to-read-a-wine-label/

The Dos and Don’ts of Low-Calorie Cocktails, According to Dietitians

America loves a good drinking trend. And of our latest collective obsessions, one that’s sunk its teeth deep into the drinks world is wellness culture.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dos-donts-low-calorie-cocktails-dietitians/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=88db4f4370-AUG_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-88db4f4370-38937345&mc_cid=88db4f4370&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Tanqueray News

Tanqueray is entering the booming canned cocktail segment. The Diageo-owned brand’s new Crafted Gin Cocktails include a Gin & Tonic, Rangpur Lime Gin & Soda, and Sevilla Orange Gin & Soda, all at 6% abv and retailing at $15 a 4-pack of 12-ounce cans. The new range is debuting next month in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, and Washington. Tanqueray, the largest gin brand in the U.S. in the $20 and over tier, was roughly flat at just under 1.4 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

A primer on shelf-talkers

They’re commonplace in wine stores, especially in supermarkets, ostensibly to draw consumers’ attention to this Chardonnay and away from that one.

https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/dan-berger-on-wine-a-primer-on-shelf-talkers/article_a13da422-3293-5325-8817-c5e90a0ed4d1.html

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cork Taint

Cork taint is a contaminant in wine caused by musty aroma compounds.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/20/cork-taint-wine-fault-guide/

Is Vodka Healthier For You Than Wine?

On the other hand, studies have shown that wine drinkers are known to take better care of their health than beer or liquor drinkers.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/vodka-healthier-wine-113000788.html

Demystifying additives in winemaking and viticulture

An unfortunate byproduct of growing public concern has been that unscrupulous charlatans are more able to sensationalise harmless additives and capitalise upon unsuspecting consumers.

https://wordonthegrapevine.co.uk/additives-in-winemaking-viticulture/

 

  

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Liquor Industry News 08-24-20

August 24, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Real Threat to Wine Sales is Being Ignored

Eight of the Best Whiskey Cocktails to Make at Home This Summer

US WINE SALES SHIFT TOWARDS BIG BRANDS AND BOXED WINES

 

 

Top 10 award-winning Irish whiskeys

Looking across multiple categories, from blends to single pot still, a wide range of whiskeys were awarded the top accolades of Master and Gold medals for their quality and complexity.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/08/top-10-award-winning-irish-whiskeys/

 

Can a Wine Ever Really be ‘Clean’?

While that may be true for a pile of laundry, it’s not as clear what clean means when used to describe wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/10/clean-wine-natural-marketing/

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for cherries in wine

You could also turn this recipe for something to eat into one for something to drink.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/aug/10/rachel-roddy-recipe-cherries-in-wine

Digging into the Wines of Lugana

The wine region of Lugana sits on both the Lombardy and Veneto regions of Italy right around the southern portion of Lake Garda.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2020/08/the-wines-of-Lugana.html

7 Wine Podcasts Worth Listening To

We guarantee you’ll find something that suits your needs!

Don’t forget our podcast The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

https://winefolly.com/tips/7-wine-podcasts-worth-listening-to/

What Is Lumassina and Should I Drink It?

Confined to the Riviera di Ponente of Liguria, Lumassina serves its place of origin well with lightness, delicate fruit and low alcoho

https://openingabottle.com/what-is-lumassina-and-should-i-drink-it/

We Are There Few Negative Wine Reviews?

The first category are responses that try to explain why wine reviews differ from film, book, or restaurant reviews:

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/08/10/we-are-there-few-negative-wine-reviews/

15 Cocktail Influencers You Should Be Following on Instagram

These bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts have made names for themselves by sharing photos of whimsical drinks and helpful tips with their followers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/15-cocktail-influencers-instagram/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d8dd797c3-AUG_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d8dd797c3-38937345&mc_cid=3d8dd797c3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Walla Walla Confronts Phylloxera

There are few words in the wine industry that inspire more dread than phylloxera.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/walla-walla-confronts-phylloxera/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=92971243&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8qVXWmKX20BuHWA-NNYDuG-Tg83mJmtOcqpjKRXD6yh1dpOPnaTxKZ4YGfyrhCs6yanDZWJtwDxp32Rwz7YOFLrqwyHOE0jFwYnt20GEzzVytAUaY&utm_content=92970537&utm_source=hs_email

How to repel fruit flies using wine corks

There’s an age-old hack to repel those little pests — and it will also give you an excuse to stock up on more wine.

https://www.today.com/food/how-repel-fruit-flies-using-wine-corks-t188962

Introducing Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC): Farming Like the World Depends on It

Regenerative farming is a style of farming in which soil health and building that soil is the main focus

https://tablascreek.typepad.com/tablas/2020/08/introducing-regenerative-organic-roc-farming-like-the-world-depends-on-it.html

Why are wine bottles round in shape?

One very good reason for this is that it requires around eight percent less aluminum, plastic or glass to produce each container.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/why-are-wine-bottles-round-shape

Buffalo Trace to meet Bourbon demand in several years

Buffalo Trace said allocations of brands like Eagle Rare, Weller, Blanton’s and EH Taylor were “increasing faster” every year.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/08/buffalo-trace-to-meet-bourbon-demand-in-several-years/

Woodbridge MLB News

Constellation-owned Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi has struck a multi-year partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers to become the official wine of the Major League Baseball franchise. The deal includes in-market activations, digital partnership extensions, and branding elements at Dodger Stadium. Earlier this year, Woodbridge became the official wine of Major League Baseball under a separate multi-year partnership. It also has individual club deals with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and Cincinnati Reds. Woodbridge’s U.S. volume was down 1% to 9.6 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

How to Drink Your Way Through Each of California’s Wine Regions

Here’s how to taste your way through all of California’s top wine-producing regions. Get ready for a delicious ride.

The vineyard at the end of winter with grapevines standing dormant on the hillside.

https://www.departures.com/lifestyle/wine-spirits/drink-through-california-wine-regions

Tuscany’s Wine Harvest At Risk As Seasonal Workers Blocked By Italy’s Black List

Each year, around five thousand workers arrive in Italy from foreign countries, most commonly from Eastern Europe.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccahughes/2020/08/12/tuscanys-wine-harvest-at-risk-as-seasonal-workers-blocked-by-italys-black-list/#5363b18304c2

Boston Licensing Board to Reprimand Beer Gardens for Non-Compliance With Social Distance Regulations

This is not the first time that the Licensing Board, in conjunction with ISD, has called an emergency hearing to address reported violations of the state’s new COVID-19 outdoor dining regulations, which include rules about distancing, party size, and more.

https://boston.eater.com/2020/8/12/21365036/licensing-board-beer-gardens-allston-brighton-restaurants-non-compliance-social-distance-regulations

Pumking beer creates whiskey: ‘Pumpkin pie in a shot glass’

The 35% alcohol, or 70 proof, Pummking Pumpkin Whiskey was created by Pumking’s distillery, Southern Tier Distilling.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/pumking-beer-whiskey-version-pumpkin-pie-shot-glass

 

Jose Cuervo launches Tequila-based hard seltzers

Playamar offers a “light Tequila taste” and each 12oz (340ml) can has an ABV of 4.5% and contains 90 calories. The brand was created for health-conscious consumers.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/08/jose-cuervo-launches-tequila-based-hard-seltzers/

 

Top cocktail recipes using Black-owned spirits brands

Whether you’re a Tequila lover or have a particular penchant for gin, we’ve got all bases covered with this list of cocktail recipes showcasing some of the best Black-owned spirits brands available.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/08/top-cocktail-recipes-using-black-owned-spirits-brands/

 

Four Pillars creates Olive Leaf Gin

Bottled at 43.8% ABV, the new gin is made with cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and olive leaf from three olive varieties, which have been combined with seven Australian botanicals.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/08/four-pillars-creates-olive-leaf-gin/

 

How to Make Bartender-Quality Frozen Margaritas Using a Kitchen Blender

There’s no escaping the fact that frozen Margaritas are essentially grown-up slushies. But that doesn’t mean their preparation should be taken less seriously than any other cocktail.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dos-donts-frozen-margarita-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=099329bc11-AUG_13_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-099329bc11-38937345&mc_cid=099329bc11&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

US WINE SALES SHIFT TOWARDS BIG BRANDS AND BOXED WINES

It also showed that larger formats and boxed wine grew, and there was a shift away from private label, as consumers bought into larger brands.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/08/us-wine-sales-shift-towards-big-brands-and-boxed-wines-nielsen-says/

 

THE 10 BEST PROSECCOS OF 2020

The top performers from across a range of price points and styles, including the extremely dry to the richly sweet, or the low-priced to luxury level cuvée.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/08/the-10-best-proseccos-of-2020/

 

How to start exploring the exciting new world of Czech wine

Czech wines may only account for 0.22% of the global total, with most of this drunk at home, but make no mistake, there are interesting things happening here.

http://www.the-buyer.net/tasting/wine/exciting-new-czech-wine/

 

Why do some wine reviewers disagree on drink windows?

Just like people have different tastes in styles of wine, they also have different opinions about at what age a wine tastes best.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/why-do-some-wine-reviewers-disagree-on-drinking-windows

 

11 tips for wine tasting during COVID-19

Here are our 11 pro tips for making the most of your trip to wine country!

https://pasoroblesdailynews.com/11-tips-for-wine-tasting-during-covid-19/112935/

 

No Relief for U.S. Wine Consumers—Trump Administration Keeps Tariffs on European Wines in Place

Wine, as well as Irish and Scotch whisky as well as other Europeans foods, continues to be collateral damage in a fight over subsidies to plane manufacturers.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/trump-administration-keeps-tariffs-on-european-wines-in-place

Why Winery Website Accessibility Matters Now More Than Ever

One-fifth of the US population living with some form of disability.

https://www.hwy29creative.com/blog/why-winery-website-accessibility-matters?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=accessibility

The trends shaping the vodka category

Once upon a time, vodka was all about smoothness and neutrality, dressed in a gorgeous bottle. Then came the wacky flavours, swiftly followed by their widespread withdrawal. And while gin took the limelight, vodka innovation felt muted.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/08/the-trends-shaping-the-vodka-category/

 

Eight of the Best Whiskey Cocktails to Make at Home This Summer

Try out these eight recipes that prove whiskey is the spirit of any season.

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-best-whiskey-cocktails-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0f05deab49-AUG_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0f05deab49-38937345&mc_cid=0f05deab49&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Historic Geographical Classifications for Cava

The Cava D.O. has also created three quality terms which define the geographic zones and the various sub-zones within these zones.

https://glassofbubbly.com/historic-geographical-classifications-for-cava/

 

A Guide to Italy’s Organic Wine Boom

Organic wine is booming in Italy. In fact, the country is the world leader in terms of the percentage of surface area dedicated to organic wine grapes.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/13/italy-organic-wine/

 

The Real Threat to Wine Sales is Being Ignored

While we’ve been fighting the Pandemic, another public policy battle surrounding health has been quietly fought in the shadows, the goal of which is to reduce or eliminate wine consumption by painting it as cancerous and unhealthy.

http://svbwine.blogspot.com/2020/08/the-real-threat-to-wine-sales-is-being.html

 

How to Pair Southeast Asian Food With Wine

It’s always been historically difficult to pair for most people.

https://www.dmagazine.com/food-drink/2020/08/how-to-pair-southeast-asian-food-with-wine/?ref=feat-sect

 

Wine labels can be vague, and drinkers are thirsty for clarity

We’re told that wine is food, to be enjoyed at the table. Yet, while we’re accustomed to checking ingredients on food labels, and maybe avoiding those with higher sodium, fat or carbohydrates, we find no such labels on wine.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/wine-labels-can-be-vague-and-drinkers-are-thirsty-for-clarity/2020/08/14/b4bfa4d8-dcb8-11ea-8051-d5f887d73381_story.html

 

What wines should you drink if you don’t drink wine?

Millennials, I get that you may not drink wine. You like White Claw, that hard seltzer that’s all over Instagram. But wine can be likeable, affordable and ready to drink, too.

https://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/advice/2020/08/15/what-wines-should-you-drink-if-you-dont-drink-wine.html

 

To Attract More Drinkers, Wine Needs Clearer Labels

Most wineries are still ignoring the most obvious, simple way to attract engaged consumers: clearer education and transparency through labeling.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/14/clear-wine-labels/

 

  

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Liquor Industry News 08-17-20

August 17, 2020

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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08-17-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

10 Sneaky Reasons You’re Always Overpaying For Wine

12 Aperol Spritz Recipe Riffs To Drink Year-Round

How America’s Brewery Scene Boomed Over The Last Decade

 

 

Five New Ways to Drink Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon has long been called the “King of Grapes.” And, like many rulers throughout the course of time, Cab has certainly had its share of partners.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/03/cabernet-sauvignon-best-blends/

 

The OG Hard Seltzer? Lambrusco

In the late ’70s and early ’80s, Lambrusco’s popularity was unmatched.

https://vinepair.com/articles/og-hard-seltzer-lambrusco/

 

What’s inside my bottle of Champagne?

There will be a selection of other ingredients that you are likely to be drinking when you are enjoying a glass of bubbly from this famous wine region.

https://glassofbubbly.com/whats-inside-my-bottle-of-champagne/

Our Seven Most Popular Watermelon Cocktail Recipes

With its satiating sweetness and freshness, watermelon is a welcome addition to spicy Margs, boozy lemonade, and everything in between.

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-best-watermelon-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9631e1aae0-AUG_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9631e1aae0-38937345&mc_cid=9631e1aae0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Vertical Finance Introduces Signature Grand Reserve Rewards Credit Card Designed for Wine Enthusiasts

Cardholders earn 5x points per dollar at more than 350 Grand Reserve Partners, including boutique wineries across the country, wine clubs and more; 3x points per dollar at more than 17,000 wineries, wine clubs and wine shops; and 2x points per dollar at all other merchants.

Vertical Finance

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vertical-finance-introduces-signature-grand-reserve-rewards-credit-card-designed-for-wine-enthusiasts-301105368.html

 

Sake Brewers Are Turning to Wine for Inspiration

Though often mistakenly referred to as rice wine, sake is produced more like beer, fermented from grain, not fruit.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/sake-brewers-are-turning-to-wine-for-inspiration/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=92563069&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9Ie2pYsLT2VcJKVnz5LRvehABw_ZjXvwPLhiG9-hvvr-BorAr_rL8B76LjfXnGLMBQhduHI17PLJyuCKS_969s79jmNVX7IFypT45mQXDuzQbFKVI&utm_content=92562186&utm_source=hs_email

 

As Champagne Sales Plummet, Producers May Throw Away Tons of Unused Grapes

2020 will be one of the French winegrowing region’s worst years in modern history.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/champagne-sales-coronavirus-grape-surplus

 

What is Natural Wine?

The virtues of natural wine are much debated, with strong feelings on both sides.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-is-natural-wine/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=92563069&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_dmFcFj1ymvQlRZFXGJnCC2aJiGYPlocoLbfHWIWUvnS8SgKf0TMULwUfkrzmjuNF0BwhPR_OFOijZveB6zhmVQSBf63YPUp89gGqQDEBGi6tzgvw&utm_content=92562186&utm_source=hs_email

 

The Benefits and Detriments of a Wine Consumption Lifestyle

Well, here it is: the negative argument for imbibing wine (or any other alcoholic beverage). Especially in these coronavirus times, when many consumers have increased their sheltered-in-place alcoholic intake.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/the-benefits-and-detriments-of-a-wine-consumption-lifestyle/

 

Plum In-Room Hotel Wine Dispenser

When you think of the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World, you think the height of luxury, and what’s more lavish than having a temperature-controlled wine dispenser in your suite?

https://wdwnt.com/2020/08/photos-video-in-room-hotel-wine-machine-at-four-seasons-resort-orlando-at-walt-disney-world-resort/

 

How Retailers Can Optimize a “$15 and Under” Wine Selection

For retailers, these wines give you an opportunity to “wow” your customers.

https://bevalcinsights.com/how-retailers-can-optimize-a-15-and-under-wine-selection/

 

Unlike most states, Pennsylvania residents don’t pay any wine excise taxes

Most states levy wine taxes based on volume, but other states impose other types of taxation.

https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/unlike-most-states-pennsylvania-residents-dont-pay-any-wine-excise-taxes/article_09030cfe-f8d8-5551-b38a-611e8f938dd8.html

 

Rediscovering Tuscany’s Forgotten Classic

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is forever in the shadow of Brunello and Chianti, but it is worth exploring.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/08/rediscovering-tuscanys-forgotten-classic

 

10 Things You Should Know About Sauza Tequila

Named after its founder, Don Cenobio Sauza, Sauza Tequila was established in 1873 and introduced tequila to the American market.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sauza-tequila-gold-silver-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=88be28b3f8-AUG_5_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-88be28b3f8-38937345&mc_cid=88be28b3f8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

One-of-a-Kind Vineyard in Japan Offers Alternative Interpretation of Vine-Training

At the train station in Shiojiri, as passengers rush to catch their connections, the Shiojiri Station Platform Vineyard hangs serenely overhead, its vines doing the slower work of budding, ripening and awaiting harvest.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/one-of-a-kind-vineyard-in-japan-offers-alternative-interpretation-of-vine-training-unfiltered

 

Shipping Crates, Historic Cottages, Tiny Houses Transformed into Winery Hotels

”Recycle, repurpose, relax” is the new mantra in wine tourism:

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/shipping-crates-historic-cottages-tiny-houses-transformed-into-winery-hotels-unfiltered

 

The Top Ten Important Wine Questions

There are a variety of interesting and even significant questions staring the wine industry in the face right this minutes

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/08/the-top-ten-important-wine-questions/

 

Kendall-Jackson Commits to Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing

Will add the CCSW logo to the Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, the #1-selling wine in America.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/08/04/kendall-jackson-commits-sustainable-winegrowing

Don’t Call It Rosato

A new movement, dubbed Rosautoctono, aims to assert Italy’s historic rosa wines as more than just an afterthought.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/dont-call-it-rosato-rose-wine-italy/

Viticulturist bought this entire wine appellation in Northern California for $2.7 million

The owner of Rootdown Wine Cellars recently bought the 150-acre Cole Ranch Appellation for $2.7 million.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/business/real-estate-news/article244740187.html

10 Wine and Grill Food Pairings Made For The Porch

With its various textures and smoky aromas, grill food’s variety of flavors can be every bit as complex as wine: so why not put them together?

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/10-wine-and-grill-food-pairings-made-for-the-porch/?utm_campaign=wines-for-grill-bbq-wine-food-poster&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

The States That Love Hard Seltzer the Most

Ready to see which states love hard seltzer the most?

https://vinepair.com/articles/states-hard-seltzer-most-popular-map-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=290f1ba0d1-AUG_6_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-290f1ba0d1-38937345&mc_cid=290f1ba0d1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The British Toast That’s the Equivalent of Saying, ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’

A common assumption is that this phrase was inspired by American 9-to-5 workers’ clock-out time, marking the end of the traditional workday, and the beginning of another American invention — “happy hour.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/british-equivalent-five-oclock-somewhere/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=290f1ba0d1-AUG_6_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-290f1ba0d1-38937345&mc_cid=290f1ba0d1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

10 Things You Might Not Know About Sekt

Sekt is the name used for German and Austrian sparkling wines.

https://glassofbubbly.com/10-things-you-might-not-know-about-sekt/

 

The original Chianti “formula” translated.

It’s true that the formula does include Malvasia as one of the grapes the Baron used to produce his “ideal” of Chianti.

https://dobianchi.com/2020/08/05/white-grapes-tuscan-wine/

 

U.S. Dietary Guidelines Panel Takes Aim at Moderate Wine Drinkers

Now a panel of health experts is saying that may be too much, recommending the guidelines be cut in half for men

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/u-s-dietary-guidelines-panel-takes-aim-at-moderate-wine-drinkers

Four reasons why some people become ‘super smellers’ – from pregnancy to genetic differences

Medically known as hyperosmia, super smellers are people who have a heightened sense of smell compared to the average person.

https://theconversation.com/four-reasons-why-some-people-become-super-smellers-from-pregnancy-to-genetic-differences-141404

Medieval ‘wine windows’ are reopening, reviving Italian plague tradition

They are just as they sound: pint-size hatches, carved into the concrete walls of urban wineries and shops, where beverage merchants would serve sips at a safe social distance.

https://nypost.com/2020/08/06/medieval-wine-windows-are-reopening-reviving-italian-plague-tradition/?utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=SocialFlow

 

Tannins – What are they and what do they do?

Your quick reference guide to understanding tannins, their role in wine and how to identify and describe them.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/tannins-45814/

How America’s Brewery Scene Boomed Over The Last Decade

Even though beer drinkers are still enjoying a whole manner of lagers, ales and the like at home, business has been hit hard by shuttered restaurants and pubs, an end to on-site taproom sales and the cessation of mass events that halted the distribution of kegs

https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2020/08/07/international-beer-day-how-americas-brewery-scene-boomed-over-the-last-decade-infographic/#211fd8397ed4

12 Aperol Spritz Recipe Riffs To Drink Year-Round

Looking to update your beloved spritz? You’re in luck.

https://vinepair.com/articles/12-aperol-spritz-recipe-riffs/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7d37bbedd3-AUG_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7d37bbedd3-38937345&mc_cid=7d37bbedd3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What You Need To Know About Canned Wine

Canned wines have an opportunity to appeal to a wider audience. But will they?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jilliandara/2020/08/06/what-you-need-to-know-about-canned-wine-plus-9-to-try/#272368951a6a

Should the capsule on top of a wine bottle spin or not?

The truth is that some capsules spin and some do not, and neither scenario indicates anything certain about the quality of the wine in the bottle.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/should-the-capsule-on-top-of-a-wine-bottle-spin-or-not

 

10 Sneaky Reasons You’re Always Overpaying For Wine

When it comes to being able to spot a great bottle of wine, studies show most of us simply don’t have that skill.

https://www.eatthis.com/reasons-overpaying-for-wine/

 

 

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Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 08-10-20

August 10, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

08-10-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

8 Uses for Beer Other Than Drinking

Drinking While Eating is Not Food and Wine Pairing

Eight Great Old Fashioned Recipe Riffs

 

 

Ocean State Job Lot plans to sell wine at Springfield MA store

The store’s license application comes before the Springfield Board of License Commissioners Aug. 12.

https://www.masslive.com/news/2020/07/ocean-state-job-lot-plans-to-sell-wine-at-springfield-store.html

How to Pair Wine with Whitewater Rafting

Wine goes with many things, but not usually being catapulted from a rubber raft into a boulder.

https://www.foodandwine.com/travel/snake-river-wine-excursion

Inside the NBA’s secret wine society

This story, which explores the love NBA players such as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Jimmy Butler have for wine

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29517070/inside-nba-secret-wine-society

 

Our 9 Most Popular Frozen Cocktail Recipes

There are a few things that define an ideal summer: sandy toes, hot weather, and, of course, frozen cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/9-most-popular-frozen-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fb797ea218-JULY_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fb797ea218-38937345&mc_cid=fb797ea218&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Is Your Wine Causing You Headaches?

There are some interesting reasons as to why these wine headaches occur.

https://www.moms.com/wine-causing-headaches/

 

Why you might want to make the switch to organic wine

Vineyards around the world are now embracing organic farming methods of grapes and avoiding the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in their wine production

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2020/07/why-you-might-want-to-make-the-switch-to-organic-wine.html

 

How to have a wine facial at home

In a few minutes you can hack this after going through the steps.

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/evewoman/article/2001380268/how-to-have-a-wine-facial-at-home

 

How to get consumers to pay more for their wines

Shouldn’t wine be fairly priced and affordable? Particularly in categories like rosé?

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/marketing-wine-tourism/how-get-consumers-pay-more-their-wines

 

Eight Things You Should Know About New Amsterdam Vodka (and Gin)

Considering the fair price point — you can get the vodka or gin for roughly $15 or $20 — and the reliably powerful name behind the brand,

https://vinepair.com/articles/new-amsterdam-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=683bbbb901-JULY_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-683bbbb901-38937345&mc_cid=683bbbb901&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Understand the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Aromas in Wine

Wine has three levels of flavors and aromas that evolve over the course of its life: primary, secondary and tertiary.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/07/27/primary-wine-aromas-guide/

 

5 Wine Flaws That Can Actually Be Very Good

Of course, sometimes a flaw really is a flaw, so we’ll also teach you how to spot the difference.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/5-wine-flaws-that-can-actually-be-very-good/

 

 

What Are The Best-Selling Wines Of The Pandemic?

As we all take to fueling our pandemic fugue state with alcohol, what wine has been commanding consumer interest?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katedingwall/2020/07/27/what-are-the-best-selling-wines-of-the-pandemic/#2b1eb4756c58

 

 

TOP 10 SPARKLING WINE TIPS FOR 2020

So read on and find out not just what’s happening in the world of bubbles, but where to go for the best value drops, and what you can expect stylistically when you get there.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/top-10-sparkling-wine-tips-for-2020/

 

 

Every Celebrity Wants to Make a Tequila — Here’s Why

We will never truly know whether George Clooney did indeed launch his Casamigos tequila brand “by accident,” as is often described when the brand’s genesis is recounted.

https://vinepair.com/articles/why-celebrities-launch-tequila-brands/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d5476b5bb3-JULY_29_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d5476b5bb3-38937345&mc_cid=d5476b5bb3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Drizly Issue

Drizly has suffered a data breach, with hackers obtaining data for up to 2.5 million users of the alcohol delivery platform, according to the company’s customer service team. While Drizly acknowledges that information like email addresses, dates of birth, encrypted passwords, and delivery addresses have been stolen, it is adamant that credit card information was not exposed by the hack. In an email to users, Drizly did not say when or how the information was accessed and encouraged users to change their passwords.

 

 

Budweiser’s new beer is missing a key ingredient: Alcohol

Anheuser-Busch InBev is using the recognizable Budweiser brand to launch Budweiser Zero, an alcohol-free lager that tastes similar to the best-selling alcoholic beverage.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/business/budweiser-zero-launch/index.html

 

 

What’s a Sommelier?

The most basic definition of a sommelier is that it’s essentially a server, usually in a restaurant, who specializes heavily in wines but also beers, spirits, mixed drinks, tea, coffee, and historically, cigars.

https://www.hudin.com/whats-a-sommelier/

 

 

This Shower Speaker Can Play Music While Holding Your Wine Glass

A wine glass holder that doubles as a water-proof speaker exists,

https://www.housebeautiful.com/shopping/home-gadgets/a33445884/shower-speaker-wine-holder/

 

 

France’s 8-Year-Olds Head Off to Wine School

Teaching them about wine and alcohol is a little abstract at eight years old.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/france-s-8-year-olds-head-off-to-wine-school-unfiltered

 

Sugar-free Smirnoff Ice launches in US

Smirnoff Ice Zero Sugar is made with Smirnoff vodka combined with natural flavors.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/07/sugar-free-smirnoff-ice-launches-in-us/

 

Mustard beer? Starting next month, it’s a thing

“French’s Mustard Beer is infused with key lime, lemon, tangerine, and passion fruit to create a tart, refreshing match for the bright and bold zip of classic yellow mustard.”

https://wtop.com/business-finance/2020/07/mustard-beer-its-a-thing/

 

The True Story of the ‘Barrel-Shirt,’ Also Known as the ‘Drunkard’s Cloak’

A number of statutes “aimed at preventing or punishing drunkenness” were established to make examples of those who broke the law.

https://vinepair.com/articles/barrel-shirt-drunkards-cloak-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=edfc093015-JULY_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-edfc093015-38937345&mc_cid=edfc093015&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Sutter Home Size

Sutter Home Family Vineyards has expanded its lineup to include a 3-liter boxed format. Moving forward, Sutter Home Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Grigio wines will now be available in 3-liter boxes, each priced at $18. The Sutter Home portfolio—which includes some 21 different varietals—is also available in 187-ml., 500-ml., 750-ml., and 1.5-liter formats. The brand depleted 10.2 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

Does what’s on the label matter? One obstinate consumer (me) goes to great lengths to find out

Does it matter what a wine or spirit actually is, rather than what it’s called?

https://blog.wblakegray.com/2020/07/does-whats-on-label-matter-one.html?fbclid=IwAR2Q9EzltI8t8q0x02w_mbwjGeP4xw2uRNf4muRc79ljjFFGG_RPG3RNeW8

 

 

It’s Easy Being Green: Italy’s Best Winery Gardens

Italians have a long and lush history of grooming their already alluring surrounds into verdant, floral landscapes.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/07/29/best-italy-winery-gardens/

 

A Cheese Guru Reveals 5 Secrets To Hosting A Perfect Cheese And Wine Tasting

Maybe this will become a weekly ritual in your household.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jordilippemcgraw/2020/07/30/best-wine-and-cheese-pairing/#2712ffce4883

 

Why do Champagne bubbles come from the bottom of my glass?

The bubbles in Champagne and other sparkling wines are made of carbon dioxide gas.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/why-do-champagne-bubbles-come-from-the-bottom-of-my-glass

 

What Does “Meaty” Mean in Wine?

It can refer to the aroma and taste of meat and related cooking techniques, from bacon to bloody steak. Or it can simply mean a full-bodied wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/07/30/wine-term-guide-meaty/

 

 

These Brands Want You To Tie-Dye Your Clothes At Home Using Red Wine

All you’ll need for this fun DIY project is a bottle of red wine, rubber bands, white clothing or accessories, and a pot to use on the stove.

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a33460403/how-to-tie-dye-with-wine/

 

 

Kraken Rum

Proximo Spirits’ Kraken rum brand has signed on as the official rum brand of the new NHL franchise the Seattle Kraken, which will debut next year. The sponsorship will include digital activations, giveaways, cocktail samplings, and fan experiences, among other initiatives, which will take place in and around the Kraken’s new Climate Pledge Arena when it opens in 2021.

 

 

Eight Great Old Fashioned Recipe Riffs

The Old Fashioned is one of the world’s oldest and most beloved whiskey cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-great-old-fashioned-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=82d26b548b-JULY_31_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-82d26b548b-38937345&mc_cid=82d26b548b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

French Researchers Unlock a Secret to Wine Bitterness: Oak Barrels

In a recently published study, however, researchers from the University of Bordeaux focused on a different phenolic compound they believed to be the main culprit for barrel bitterness: coumarins.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/french-researchers-unlock-a-secret-to-wine-bitterness-oak-barrels-unfiltered

 

 

The sham and hypocrisy behind the three-tier system

Each state doesn’t always enforce the interstate retail ban, according to a prominent liquor law attorney.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/the-sham-and-hypocrisy-behind-the-three-tier-system/

 

 

“WINE GIRL” AUTHOR VICTORIA JAMES: 10 QUESTIONS ON WHERE WE’RE HEADED

We need a lot of government intervention and support

https://grapecollective.com/articles/wine-girl-author-victoria-james-10-questions-on-where-were-headed

 

 

Cleveland Browns-themed wine bottles released

Kansas City, Missouri-based Mano’s Wine, which specializes in manufacturing and distributing etched and hand-painted bottles of wine, has teamed with the Browns for the wine.

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2020/07/cleveland-browns-themed-wine-bottles-released.html

 

Yes, You Can Pair Wine with Salads. Here’s the Secret.

What’s the best wine for that height-of-summer, straight-from-the-farmers-market, pile-of-glorious-leafy-greens salad you just made?

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-salad-pairings

 

Can Hip Hop Help Solve Wine’s Millennial Problem?

In 2017, hip hop became the most popular music genre in the U.S. with eight of the top 10 most popular artists being rappers,

https://vinepair.com/articles/hip-hop-wine-millennials/

 

 

Drinking While Eating is Not Food and Wine Pairing

But deciding what you want to drink with your meal is not the same thing as carefully matching a specific wine to an individual prepared dish of food with the idea that the wine plus the food will result in a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

https://www.vinography.com/2020/07/drinking-while-eating-is-not-food-and-wine-pairing

 

8 Uses for Beer Other Than Drinking

Maybe don’t tell the brew snob in your family, but surprisingly, there are a lot of alternative uses for beer other than you know, drinking

https://www.greenmatters.com/p/uses-for-beer-not-drinking

 

 

 

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August 3, 2020

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

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When witches went after wine

Six Tips for Safe, Socially Distant Outdoor Entertaining

What’s the Best Frozen Cocktail to Make at Home?

 

Think you like bitter beers? Science says think again

A first-of-its-kind study of the emotional reactions conjured by beer found that people liked sweeter beers better than bitter brews, based their involuntary facial expressions.

https://theprovince.com/news/think-you-like-bitter-beers-science-says-think-again/wcm/057a2452-8f9e-4813-ab55-d0b9a3a543d0

 

Wine Tariffs Have Proven One Thing: They Don’t Work

The threats are back on the table.

https://openingabottle.com/wine-tariffs-have-proven-one-thing-they-dont-work/

 

Heineken launches robotic bar for alcohol-free beer brand

As the need for physical distancing continues across Australia and around the world, international premium beer brand, Heineken, has developed a new concept designed to give drinkers complete peace of mind when ordering a beer while providing a novel drinking experience in the process.

https://www.adnews.com.au/campaigns/heineken-launches-robotic-bar-for-alcohol-free-beer-brand

 

U.S. Wine Industry Dodges One Tariff Bullet, Still Faces Another

The Trump administration has decided not to place tariffs on French sparkling wine in retaliation for France’s taxes on large tech firms. That’s good news for American wine consumers. The bad news is that the government will be debating over the next few weeks whether to maintain 25 percent tariffs on many other European wines and could possibly raise them.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/us-wine-industry-dodges-one-tariff-bullet-still-faces-another?utm_campaign=Retailer_Report_07022020&utm_source=JH_RR_070220&utm_medium=email&utm_content=91848befbbb49a6a959f1361e3e000aa

Chocolate and red wine may help you avoid Alzheimer’s

Those with the highest intake of so-called flavonoid foods were the least likely to end up with dementia.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/cheers-chocolate-and-red-wine-may-help-you-avoid-alzheimers-2020-07-15

The Disturbingly Long History of Lead Toxicity in Winemaking

One common wine ingredient drove unwitting imbibers into a slow decline, that sometimes even resulted in death: lead.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/07/20/lead-toxicity-wine-history/

Mixed Drink Take Home Law In MA

Mixed Drinks to Go signed into law by Governor Baker effective immediately.  The Massachusetts Restaurant Association posted the below regulations:


Putting A Pickle In Cheap Light Beer Makes It Taste Better

A trend that involves simply putting a pickle in your light (i.e. cheap) beer to make it taste better

https://www.kgun9.com/putting-pickle-cheap-light-beer-taste-better/

FOUNDERS BREWING COMPANY LAUNCHES HARD SELTZER

Called Mas Agave, the seltzer is made with blue agave nectar, cane sugar, fruit juice and sea salt

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/founders-brewing-company-launches-hard-seltzer/

Is the Summer of Hard Tea Brewing?

What will be the next hard seltzer?

https://vinepair.com/articles/hard-tea-trend-summer-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9594504695-JULY_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9594504695-38937345&mc_cid=9594504695&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Our Seven Most Popular Orange Cocktail Recipes

Seeking inspiration for your next orange cocktail?

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-best-orange-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9594504695-JULY_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9594504695-38937345&mc_cid=9594504695&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

No Electricity, No Problem: This Oregon Grower Is Resurrecting Ancient Roman Winemaking Techniques

Even transporting the wine to Illahe’s Portland-based distributor is typically done without the aid of electricity.

https://vinepair.com/articles/oregon-grower-ancient-roman-winemaking/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9594504695-JULY_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9594504695-38937345&mc_cid=9594504695&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Could Timorasso Be Italy’s Most Exciting, Age-Worthy White Wine?

But now it appears that consensus is forming around the future of Piemontese white wine, and that future is Timorasso.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/could-timorasso-be-italys-most-complex-age-worthy-white-wine/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=91686031&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_AAuI-d9FOgewzQGZrhWzHwDQsvdHAe2Tg0jvT_fw4_VK_JaDHDgPNksk2WbFfdOJ8B6N_LPYEfiKqS3eZK-pBSxxHjXwjvb4CwkFPtBQIQjq4dpE&utm_content=91686131&utm_source=hs_email

 

The 6 Must-Have Wine Tools an Award-Winning Winemaker Swears By

But no matter the occasion, there are certain tools that make our sips a little more special.

https://www.foodandwine.com/lifestyle/kitchen/master-winemaker-favorite-tools

When I taste a dry, non-sparkling white wine, I sometimes get a fizzy sensation. What is that?

You might be describing acidity, which is something you feel rather than taste.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/do-dry-non-sparkling-wines-ever-taste-fizzy

Why it’s everyone’s duty to tell customers about lightstrike

It is a great irony that sunshine can be so beneficial to grapes and yet so detrimental to wine.

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/brad-greatrix-lightstrike/

Two Truths and a Lie: This 17th-Century Pirate Invented the Pirates’ Code, Was Captured by Spaniards, and Used Wine Jugs to Save His Life

A 17th-century pirate, Bartholomeus de Portugees, is believed to be behind the code’s origins. He also may have been the first pirate to be captured by a Spaniard ship, and escape using jugs of wine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pirates-code-wine-jugs-floaties/

Massachusetts Craft Brewers, Wholesalers Reach Franchise Law Compromise; Boston Beer Excluded

The legislation would benefit around 200 craft breweries in the state, with Boston Beer Company and Craft Brew Alliance-owned Cisco Brewers being the notable exceptions.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/massachusetts-craft-brewers-wholesalers-reach-franchise-law-compromise-boston-beer-company-excluded

SYMINGTON FAMILY ESTATES LAUNCHES ‘SCHOOL OF PORT’

The website hosts digital workshops and online video courses, designed for people working with port in both the on- and off-trade.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/symington-family-estates-launches-school-of-port/

11 Easy Martini Recipe Riffs

With practice, home bartenders can master the two-ingredient cocktail recipe, and even create their own riffs on the classic drink.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-best-martini-recipe-riffs/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d5dcfd6bbd-JULY_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d5dcfd6bbd-38937345&mc_cid=d5dcfd6bbd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Miller Lite is Giving Away Two Stadium Seats to Baseball Fans Stuck Watching at Home

The competition will award six selected winners with a custom-labeled set of two stadium seats to enjoy the baseball from home.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/miller-lite-giving-away-two-stadium-seats/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d5dcfd6bbd-JULY_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d5dcfd6bbd-38937345&mc_cid=d5dcfd6bbd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Scientists make wine and cheese using weeds

Bidens pilosa is widespread in the world as a weed imported from America.

https://phys.org/news/2020-07-scientists-wine-cheese-weeds.html

AN INSIDE LOOK INTO HOW NAPA’S WINE INDUSTRY IS CHANGING

How California’s wineries are fairing and how the industry has been forced to change.

https://www.laweekly.com/an-inside-look-into-how-napas-wine-industry-is-changing/

VINAERA PRO “Adjustable Aeration” Electric Wine Aerator

A new innovation to create the first-ever Adjustable Electric Wine Aerator

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vinaera-pro-adjustable-aeration-electric-wine-aerator—winner-of-7-international-awards-301097601.html

How to Pair Wine with Potato Chips

Learn How to Pair Wine with Potato Chips by our Food & Wine Expert, Ray Isle.

https://www.kctv5.com/wine-expert-teaches-wine-idiot-how-to-pair-wine-with-potato-chips/video_9c1f637f-46a8-57dd-820c-9d4f9717817c.html

 

The Trick to Understanding Sparkling Wine Labels

Bubbly wines are made differently than still wines

https://beveragedynamics.com/2020/07/21/sparking-wine-labels/

ARE YOU SERVING WINE ALL WRONG?

If you buy a nice bottle of wine then serve it wrong, you’re wasting your time as well as money.

https://susieandpeter.com/podcast-episodes/series-one/are-you-serving-wine-all-wrong/

Putting the Freeze on Wine, But You Really Have to be Open-minded!

A sure fire way to make a wine lover cringe is to drop a few ice cubes in your glass of vino.  But there are a couple of reasons why this frowned-upon practice could prove pleasant.

http://grapeencounters.com/putting-the-freeze-on-wine-in-a-good-way/

Don’t judge a pinot by its color, experts say

The color of your pinot noir might not be as important as you might think, new research suggests.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/122184775/dont-judge-a-pinot-by-its-colour-experts-say

Why most Americans don’t care about wine tariffs.

Wine culture has grown enormously in the U.S. over the last 20 years or so. But for most Americans, it doesn’t really matter where that Pinot Grigio comes from

https://dobianchi.com/2020/07/21/most-popular-wine-in-america/

Celebrities Could Be Making Good Wine. Instead, They’re Making Bad Wine for Good Money.

In 2020, there are now dozens of wines made by your fellow actors, athletes, musicians, reality television personalities, and even former porn stars.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a33383069/celebrity-wine-sommelier-advice/

Is the Champagne gift box on its way out?

A pioneering, 100%-recyclable ‘second skin’ case has been launched by Maison Ruinart in the UK to replace its use of gift boxes for the Rosé and Blanc de Blancs Champagnes.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/sustainable-champagne-packaging-gift-box-on-its-way-out-441379/

These are the best wine podcasts to tune into

Podcasts often deliver content in a more dynamic manner. They’re easier to absorb than video or text, as you can plug in, play, and multitask as you tune in.

Please Listen To Our Podcast!

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

https://www.prestigeonline.com/sg/wine-dine/drinks/best-wine-podcasts-to-tune-into-guide/

A very serious discussion about wine advertising

People buy from people they like. And most of us like being given excuses to laugh, especially at times like this.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/marketing-wine-tourism/very-serious-discussion-about-wine-advertising

Death & Co creates Alienist-inspired cocktails

To mark the return of the hit show, which stars Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl and Luke Evans, Death & Co has created 10 exclusive cocktails inspired by the drama, its characters, and the 19th century.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/07/death-co-creates-alienist-inspired-cocktails/

Why America is running out of aluminum cans

Beer that would have ended up in kegs at restaurants and bars has shifted, along with other kinds of alcohol, to being sold in retail stores and through online channels and consumed at home — often in cans.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/22/business/beer-shortage-aluminum-can/index.html

For The Beer Market, Seltzer Outshines Keggers And Solo Cups

The recent success of hard seltzers, and low- and no-alcohol beer, is a reflection of the secular trend towards healthy living that has created some potentially exciting opportunities for the beer industry.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/charlesnorton/2020/07/23/for-the-beer-market-seltzer-outshines-keggers-and-solo-cups/#738a6189779d

15,770 US RESTAURANTS HAVE PERMANENTLY CLOSED

As reported by Business Insider, 15,770 of the 26,160 US restaurants on Yelp’s platform that have been closed since March are now permanent closures.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/15770-us-restaurants-have-permanently-closed/

How To Make A Mouthwatering Charcuterie Board

A well-curated charcuterie board is a work of art. When paired with the right wines, that artwork becomes a masterpiece.