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Liquor Industry News/Links 10-15-18

October 15, 2018

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

10-15-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

How to Serve Wine Like a Pro

 

BROWN LIQUOR 101

 

THE BOOZE TO PAIR WITH YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY

 

Does Pumpkin Beer Deserve a Bad Rap?

 

AND MORE!

 

It’s In Your Best Interests to Become a Wine Snob

Are you worried that you might be turning into a little bit of a wine snob? Do your friends worry, before they bring a bottle over to your place, that it won’t meet your standards?

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-snob-definition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b5ac158178-Oct_01_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b5ac158178-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b5ac158178-38937345&mc_cid=b5ac158178&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

THE FIERY CARAMEL APPLE HOT TODDY RECIPE

THE STORY BEHIND THE FIERY CARAMEL APPLE HOT TODDY

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/fiery-caramel-apple-hot-toddy-cocktail-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b5ac158178-Oct_01_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b5ac158178-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b5ac158178-38937345&mc_cid=b5ac158178&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Sommelier Develops Plastic Wine Glasses That Double As ‘Good’ Wine Glasses

It took almost two years of work and fundraising to get her prototype, and the result is HaloVino, a glass made of number 5 plastic that is stackable, recyclable and dishwasher-safe.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanettehurt/2018/09/30/sommelier-develops-plastic-wine-glasses-that-double-as-good-wine-glasses/#1925b37b15fe

 

These 5 Wines Pair Perfectly With Fall Produce

Of course, no season is complete without perfect wine pairings. These five wines will be the perfect accompaniments to the myriad of dishes created with fall’s favorite fruits and vegetables.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2018/09/30/fall-produce-wine-pairings/#3fcc53657de8

 

Titanic shipping firm’s letter apologizing for losing 69 cases of wine

A letter from Titanic’s shipping company apologizing for losing a wine delivery because the liner sank has been uncovered after lying uncovered in a wine merchant’s desk drawer for decades.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6223913/Titanic-shipping-firms-letter-apologising-losing-69-cases-wine-uncovered.html

 

Croatian Vintner Ages Wines in Amphoras on Adriatic Sea Floor

ine-filled amphoras are once again being found on the sea floor, not from sunken ships, but deliberately placed there by a special Eastern European winery. Faith Lapidus explains.

https://www.voanews.com/a/croatian-vintner-ages-wines-in-amphoras-on-adriatic-sea-floor/4593193.html

Four things to know about the rose boom

The rose boom isn’t about Instagram and memes; it’s about quality wine at a fair price

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/four-things-to-know-about-the-rose-boom-and-that-dont-have-anything-to-do-with-instagram-or-memes/

Is an imitation wine better than a fake?

In the wine world, imitations are nothing new. How many wineries around the globe are working furiously to reproduce New Zealand’s Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc style?

http://www.timatkin.com/articles?1925

4 New Willamette Valley Sub-AVAs on the Horizon

Oregon’s largest wine region is set to be divided into areas of distinctive microclimates and soil types

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/4-new-willamette-valley-sub-avas-on-the-horizon/

The Evolving Wine Buyer in a Subscription Economy

To prepare for the future, wine producers should monitor how the wine buyer is evolving.

https://www.vinespring.com/blog/evolving-wine-buyer-subscription-economy

Building Better Barrels

As modern American winemaking veers away from heavy oak influence, it’s become more important to understand the available options for aging wine

https://www.winesandvines.com/features/article/203854/Building-Better-Barrels

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Releases Buck Shack Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon

Grown in Lake County, the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was first aged in traditional French and American oak barrels for 15 months, followed by 3 months in freshly emptied, or ‘wet’ Kentucky Bourbon barrels.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/09/28/shannon-ridge-releases-cabernet

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS DECLARES WORLD’S HIGHEST VINEYARD

The Guinness Book of World Records has declared a vineyard in Tibet to be the highest in the world, beating even vines planted in the foothills of the Andes in Argentina.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/guinness-world-records-declares-worlds-highest-vineyard/

Other Wine Guinness Records

I remember every year getting the book, Now all online

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/search?term=wine

 

DIAGEO RELEASES GAME OF THRONES WHISKY COLLECTION

Diageo has released an extended range of whiskies based on HBO’s hit TV series Game of Thrones, comprising the limited edition White Walker by Johnnie Walker and The Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/diageo-releases-game-of-thrones-whisky-collection/

 

Johnnie Walker unveils White Walker Scotch whisky

Diageo has revealed details of its new limited edition Game of Thrones-inspired blended Scotch whisky, called White Walker by Johnnie Walker.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/10/johnnie-walker-unveils-white-walker-scotch-whisky/

WTF Is a Milkshake IPA?

Here’s what they are, why you may suddenly be seeing IPAs that look like tropical ice cream shakes, and five to try.

https://vinepair.com/articles/milkshake-ipa-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=24be4bd24e-Oct_02_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-24be4bd24e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-24be4bd24e-38937345&mc_cid=24be4bd24e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COINTREAU, GRAND MARNIER, AND TRIPLE SEC?

Here’s a breakdown of the different styles of orange liqueur, and commonly used popular brands.

https://vinepair.com/articles/differences-cointreau-triple-sec-grand-marnier/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=24be4bd24e-Oct_02_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-24be4bd24e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-24be4bd24e-38937345&mc_cid=24be4bd24e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Understanding the Popularity of Prosecco

This mid-tier price point is one of the most popular types of Prosecco in the U.S. So, why the heck is Prosecco so popular?

https://wineoh.tv/discover-why-americans-are-so-in-love-with-prosecco-video

 


Top Cognac Brands

 

The Science of Ice in Cocktails

Bartenders weigh in on shape, size, cut, and clarity—and how to choose the right ice

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-ice-in-cocktails/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=66345692&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–_YKopAhQdoWTUHLnWfZ03x4ZdQ4Ozp2YmCB3pys6x64WTWGfopY8Qat7E4xCoMdNWVGqJok1SV-CbemHGN5ApGa2A2IRtVPHRObrDJqCJwP7Pg6Q&_hsmi=66346489

 

How to Serve Wine Like a Pro

How much wine is appropriate to pour in a glass? How can you avoid drips? What does it mean to “prime” a glass?

https://video.winespectator.com/play/id/5839426030001/name/Wine_101:_How_to_Serve_Wine_Like_a_Pro?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Sips-Tips-100218&utm_campaign=SipsTips100218

 

Green Wine: Where Are We Now?

While the wine industry has been busy riding the pink wine wave, it is becoming clear that the “green wine” wave is worth catching as well. Millennials’ interest in organically grown wines is leading to double-digit growth in sales

https://www.beveragemedia.com/2018/09/27/green-wine-now/

 

All About German Sekt

: Germans have a fondness for sparkling wine they call Sekt. Typically made from Riesling and Pinots noir, blanc, and gris, German Sekt comes in different quality categories. Learn about Sekt and why bubbles aren’t just for special occasions.

 

PINK TO RELEASE HER FIRST WINES UNDER TWO WOLVES LABEL

Pop star turned winemaker Pink has revealed that she will be releasing her first commercial wines under the label Two Wolves, having bought an 10-hectare vineyard in Los Olivos, north of Santa Barbara, five years ago.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/pink-to-release-her-first-wines-under-two-wolves-label/

 

Vin de France News

The Vin de France category continues to see strong growth in the U.S., rising 45% to 850,000 cases in the six months through June, with value up 38% to $30 million, according to Anivin de France. Strong growth was seen in both single varietal wines and blends, the trade group noted. At 1.3 million cases in calendar 2017, the U.S. is the fifth-largest export market for Vin de France wines, which have a global volume of 21.8 million cases.

TOP 100 BEST BUYS OF 2018

Top 100 Best Buys list, a ranking of the most attainable, buzzworthy, well-priced and simply delicious pours available.

MANY IN STOCK INCLUDING #1 AND #2

https://www.winemag.com/toplists/bestbuys2018/

How Bugs and Other Critters are Saving Vineyards

Sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming practices are using insects and animals in innovative ways to shape their vineyards and care for the planet.

https://www.winemag.com/2017/04/17/how-bugs-and-other-critters-are-saving-vineyards/

Examining the Gender Gap in the Champagne and Sparkling Wine Business

“Consumers don’t know a tremendous amount about champagne,”

http://fortune.com/2018/10/02/new-york-champagne-week-women-winemakers/

EVERYTHING YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT CHIANTI

No classic Italian meal is complete without a glass of ruby red vino at your elbow.

https://vinepair.com/articles/everything-you-never-knew-about-chianti/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0b2afcb9c9-Oct_03_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0b2afcb9c9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0b2afcb9c9-38937345&mc_cid=0b2afcb9c9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

STUDY: YOU’RE NOT A MEAN DRUNK, YOU’RE JUST MEAN

Perhaps you think a couple drinks improves your mood. Perhaps you think you’re much funnier when you’re drunk, or perhaps you’re scared that you’re much meaner when you’re drunk. Turns out you’re not. You’re just you.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/drunk-personality-study/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0b2afcb9c9-Oct_03_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0b2afcb9c9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0b2afcb9c9-38937345&mc_cid=0b2afcb9c9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How to Pair Wine With Breakfast Sandwiches

But there is no reason that the foil-wrapped rolls can’t also be the thing you eat while enjoying something to drink — especially if that something is a bottle of Santorini.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/10/wine-breakfast-sandwiches-bec-bacon-egg-cheese.html

A Guide to Finding the Best Value Wine

What do phrases like “Barrel Select” on labels even mean? We’ll show you what to look for and avoid when searching for quality wines at good prices.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/02/guide-finding-best-value-wine/

Does a Glass of Wine Before Bed Help You Sleep Better?

We have been conditioned by the beautiful people of TV and film to associate a few drinks on the couch in the evening as the ultimate way to wind down and prepare for bed.

But what exactly is the truth?

http://socialvignerons.com/2018/04/17/does-a-glass-of-wine-before-bed-help-you-sleep-better/

Are Millennials drinking less beer because it “makes them fat?” This chart says “yes!”

 

Red wine blends problematic

Varietal wines, named after the primary grape in the bottle, usually are considered “better” than blended wines.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8799368-181/berger-on-wine-red-wine

 

What Do Winemakers Worry About?

In Napa It’s Not Wildfires.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2018/10/02/what-do-winemakers-worry-about-in-napa-its-not-wildfires/#2d6813f8bf7c

 

Certified Cider Professional Program Gains Big with Angry Orchard Graduating Class

USACM is an organization of cider and perry producers in the United States. Their mission is to grow a diverse and successful U.S. cider industry by providing valuable information, resources and services to our members and by advocating on their behalf.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/03/certified-cider-professional-gains-big

How about a gin-filled Christmas card?

As boozy advent calendars become all the rage, Daffy’s Gin has taken a different approach and created a gin-filled Christmas card for this year’s festive season.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/10/daffys-launches-gin-filled-christmas-card/

 

These Watches Are Made with Wine

Analog has created five strap color options, all of which are cork, but two of which are dyed with actual blueberry and red wines—and even smell like them.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/wine-watch-analog-kickstarter-somm-collection

 

What Wine Goes with Hot Dogs?

We asked S.K.Y.’s chef and its sommelier to tell us what to drink with a dog that’s been dragged through the garden.

http://www.chicagomag.com/dining-drinking/October-2018/What-Wine-Goes-with-Hot-Dogs/

 

Five Health Tips for the Wine Shop Employee

It’s important to take care of your body as well as your wine sales numbers during the busy shopping season ahead.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/03/health-tips-wine-shop-employee/

 

 

Consumers willing to pay more for sustainably brewed beer

More and more breweries are investing in practices to save energy and reduce greenhouse gases. Will it pay off? A new study suggests it may.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181005141905.htm

 

THE UNDERGROUND WINE SHOP THAT SAVED A HOTEL FROM TWO WORLD WARS

One of the best-preserved grand hotels of the 19th century, Grand Hotel Kronenhof was founded by Andreas Gredig in 1848 as the Rössli Guesthouse, a casual operation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/swiss-hotel-wine-cellar-war-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e994c9c2ed-Oct_04_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e994c9c2ed-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e994c9c2ed-38937345

 

ARE SAUVIGNON AROMAS INCOMPATIBLE WITH OAK?

While some white grape varieties, such as Chardonnay and Semillon, are particularly well suited to barrel maturation, others, with more fragile aromas, can experience a decline in typical characters due to maturation in casks that are not well suited.

http://cmsauvignon.com/en/are-sauvignon-aromas-incompatible-with-oak/

 

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Announces Launch of Rowen Wine Company

Rowen Wine Company is a study in terroir focused on the Cooley Ranch, a remote and historic property high atop undulating mountains around a glistering lake in the northern reaches of Sonoma County.

http://www.weny.com/story/39224534/rodney-strong-wine-estates-announces-launch-of-rowen-wine-company#

 

There’s More to Prosecco Than You Think

The best bottles from Italy’s northeast hillsides shatter the stereotype of generic bubbly

. https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/theres-more-prosecco-than-you-think-2820994/

Does Pumpkin Beer Deserve a Bad Rap?

Yes, the only thing more predictable than pumpkin beer seemingly arriving earlier and earlier each year is people complaining about it with incredibly trite jokes. How did we get to this point? Didn’t pumpkin beer used to be wildly popular?

https://oct.co/essays/pumpkin-beer-bad-rap?utm_source=oct_nl_&mc_cid=bf93c20a64&mc_eid=00cc7421f2

 

THE BOOZE TO PAIR WITH YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY

What other time of year can a bunch of adults get together, don incredible costumes, and throw booze and candy into the mix?

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-booze-to-pair-with-your-favorite-halloween-candy-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=30ec8ab041-Oct_05_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-30ec8ab041-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-30ec8ab041-38937345&mc_cid=30ec8ab041&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

HOW, WHEN, AND WHY TO RIM YOUR COCKTAIL GLASS

Presentation is important, but thoughtfully rimming your cocktail is about more than good looks.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-rim-cocktail-salt-margarita/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=30ec8ab041-Oct_05_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-30ec8ab041-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-30ec8ab041-38937345&mc_cid=30ec8ab041&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Five Things To Know About Home Wine Delivery

The 2018 Direct to Consumer Wine Shipping Report by Sovos and Wines & Vines documents that wineries shipped 5.78 million cases of wine in 2017, to the tune of $2.69 billion.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2018/10/04/five-things-to-know-about-home-wine-delivery/#7b0778527648

 

 

HEALTHY OR HARMFUL: HOW MUCH WINE SHOULD WE REALLY BE DRINKING?

Do the health benefits of drinking wine in moderation outweigh the detriments?

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/wine-drink-risk-health-benefits-cancer-heart-death-how-much-safe-drinking-units-a8569071.html

 

Identifying wine with fingerprint technology

Kiwi scientists are using a chemical fingerprinting technique to definitively and scientifically prove if a wine is really what it says on the bottle.

https://www.ruralnewsgroup.co.nz/wine-grower/wg-general-news/identifying-wine-with-fingerprint-technology

 

IS YOUR TAILGATE PARTY A BIT FLAT? SPRITZ IT UP

The new portable Drinkmate Spritzer infuses still drinks like juice, cocktails and wine with bubbly effervescence through a CO2 carbonation process.

http://www.drinkmemag.com/is-your-tailgate-party-a-bit-flat-spritz-it-up/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=604dc350a9-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-604dc350a9-144602285&mc_cid=604dc350a9&mc_eid=db3f4d9053

 

World Sulfur Limits In Wine

Market

Free SO2(ppm)

Total SO2(ppm)

Notes

Australia   250 Wines with < 35 g/L sugars
    300 Wines with > 35 g/L sugars
Argentina   130 Red wines with < 4 g/L sugars
    180 Red wines with > 4 g/L sugars
    180 White and pink wines with < 4 g/L sugars
    210 White and pink wines with > 4 g/L sugars
Brazil   300  
Cambodia   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Canada 70 350 Federal standard; Provincial Liquor Control Boards may set their own overriding limits
  70 420 Quebec (SAQ)
  30 100 For Quebec, organic products with < 50 g/L sugar
  35 150 For Quebec, organic products with > 50 but < 100 g/L sugar
  45 250 For Quebec, organic products with 100 g/L or more sugar
  50 300 For Ontario, wines with < 35 g/L sugar
  70 400 For Ontario, wines with >35g/L sugar
  30 100 For Ontario, organic wines with < 50 g/L sugar
  35 150 For Ontario, organic wines with 50–99 g/L sugar
  45 250 For Ontario, organic wines with > 99 g/L sugar
Chile 75 250 Red, rosé, white and sparkling wine
  100 400 Sweet wines with < 30 g/L total sugars
China   250 Wines with < 45 g/L sugars
    400 Wines with > 45 g/L sugars
European Union (EU)   150mg/L Red wine, liqueur wine
    200mg/L White wine, rosé wine
    235 mg/L Sparkling wine
    300 mg/L Botrytis/late harvest wine
    100 mg/L Organic red wine
    150 mg/L Organic white wine, organic rosé wine
    205 mg/L Organic sparkling wine
    120 mg/L Organic liqueur wine
    270 mg/L Organic botrytis/late harvest wine
    200 mg/L Red wine, liqueur wine (with at least 5 g/L sugar expressed as glucose + fructose)
    250 mg/L White wine, rose wine (with at least 5 g/L sugar expressed as glucose + fructose)
    130 mg/L Organic red wine (with at least 2 g/L sugar expressed as glucose + fructose)
    180 mg/L Organic white wine, organic rose wine (with at least   2 g/L sugar expressed as glucose + fructose)
Fiji     No specific wine standards – check with your importer
Hong Kong   350 ‘Grape wines’
    400 White wines
    70 ‘Aromatised wines’
India   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Indonesia   50  
Japan   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Kenya 70 350 Still table wine, expressed in mg/kg
  50 250 Sparkling wine, expressed in mg/kg
  30 250 Fortified wine, expressed in mg/kg
Korea   350  
Malaysia   450  
Mexico   350  
Myanmar   350 Expressed in mg/kg
New Caledonia     Refer to EU limits
New Zealand   250 Wines with < 35 g/L residual sugar, expressed in mg/kg
    400 Wines with > 35 g/L residual sugar, expressed in mg/kg
Nigeria   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Norway     Refer to EU limits
Papua New Guinea   200 Wines with < 35 g/L residual sugar, expressed in mg/kg
    400 Wines with > 35 g/L residual sugar, expressed in mg/kg
Peru   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Philippines   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Qatar   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Russia   200 Dry wines, grape wine drinks, sparkling wine, superior sparkling wine, liqueur wine, aromatised wine drinks
    300 Semi-dry, semi-sweet and sweet wines
Singapore   300  
South Africa   150 Red wine < 5 g/L sugar
    160 Dry wines < 5 g/L sugar
    200 ‘Natural wines’ > 5 g/L sugar. (Defined as wines with at least 4.5% ABV but less than 16.5% ABV)
    300 Noble late harvest
Sri Lanka   450 Expressed in mg/kg. This limit is set to be reduced to 250 in the draft Food (Preservatives) Regulations
Switzerland   150 Red wine and Liqueur wines < 5 g/L residual sugar
    200 White and rosé wines with < 5 g/L residual sugar
    200 Red wine and liqueur wines with > 5 g/L residual sugar
    250 White and rosé wines with < 5 g/L residual sugar
    235 Sparkling wines
Taiwan   400 Alcohol products containing more than 250 ppm of SO2 are required to be labelled ‘this product contains less than 400 ppm of sulphur dioxide’
Tanzania 50 350 Still table wine, expressed in mg/kg
  30 250 Fortified wine, expressed in mg/kg
  50 250 Sparkling wine, expressed in mg/kg
  50 200 Dry fruit wine, expressed in mg/L
  35 300 Sweet fruit wine, expressed in mg/L
Thailand   300 Expressed in mg/dm3
Turkey   200 Red wine > 5 g/L sugar
    150 Red wine < 5 g/L sugar
    235 Sparkling wine
    250 White and rosé > 5g/L sugar
    200 White and rosé < 5g/L sugar
    200 Liqueur wines with > 5 g/L residual sugar
    150 Liqueur wines with < 5 g/L residual sugar
United Arab Emirates     Check with your importer
United Kingdom     See EU limits
United States of America   350  
Uruguay   250  
Vietnam   150 Red wine
    200 Red wine with > 5 g/L sugar (glucose + fructose)
    200 White wine, rosé wine
    250 White wine, rosé wine with > 5 g/L sugar (glucose + fructose)
    150 Liqueur wine with > 5 g/L sugar
    200 Mixed wine with > 5 g/L sugar
    185 Quality sparkling wine
    235 Sparkling wine (other than ‘quality’)
    400 Other wine products

 

BROWN LIQUOR 101

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

https://www.giadzy.com/posts/food/how-to/451239/brown-liquor-101

 

 

Which Comes First? The Wine Or The Cheese?

Having a good selection of cheeses is fairly standard in Europe, especially in France, but in the U.S. the idea has dimmed a good deal and the inevitable conversations about which wine would go best with which cheese died down too

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2018/10/05/which-comes-first-the-wine-or-the-cheese/#69b950c53914

 

 

Alcohol and wine: What’s in a number?

For many wine drinkers, the most important part of a wine label is not the producer name nor the grape variety, but the percentage alcohol.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/alcohol-and-wine-what-s-in-a-number-1.3639828

Is wine good for you? Yes AND no

A glass of wine to accompany dinner after a hard day at work is a well-deserved release enjoyed by many.

But scientific research has left thousands who enjoy a glass every night confused over whether it is damaging their health.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6243621/Is-wine-good-Graphic-reveals-scientists-conflicting-claims.html

 

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Franklin Wine Club Exploring Tre Monti Wines

October 15, 2018

Franklin Wine Club

Exploring Tre Monti Wines

An Education And Tasting 

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Exploring Tre Monti Wines

Host: Natalie D’Alessandro Volpe

From Emilia-Romagna Italy Tre Monti traces its origins back to the early 1960s with the inspiration of Sergio Navacchia and of his wife Thea, who for years was the real driving force behind the winery until her death in 1989.

The heart of the winery lies in the center of the farm estate in Imola, where only estate-grown grapes are vinified. All of the vineyards are managed according to the principles of sustainable viticulture, which mandate inter-row cover-cropping and the lowest possible use of unnatural products.

All of this so that the final wine is the perfect expression of everything around its environment. Tre Monti became certified organic in 2014.

About Natalie:

Natalie D’Alessandro Volpe is a Wine Broker  of fine Italian wines for NDV Wine Agents, LLC.

Natalie currently represents a portfolio of exceptional wine varietals from regions throughout Italy, including Emilia Romagna, Piedmont, Tuscany, Lombardy, Veneto and Puglia.  She works primarily with small family owned vineyards that practice sustainable and organic farming, and enjoys introducing her clients to grapes that are obscure and or indigenous to the region.  In addition to her wine brokerage, Natalie is certified as an Italian Wine Specialist through the North American Sommelier Association, and conducts staff training, wine dinners and educational talks and seminars.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/254910764/

The Wines:

 

Wine #1

 

2017 Albana di Romagna

Regular Price: $16.99

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Wine #2:

2017 Poche Ore Rosé

Regular Price: $16.99

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Wine #3

2017 Campo di Mezzo Sangiovese




 

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Wine #4:

2015 Petrignone Riserva Sangiovese




Regular Price $24.99

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Wine #5

2015 Thea Sangiovese Superiore Riserva

Regular Price $34.99

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The Wonderful World of Wine 10-10-18

October 10, 2018

Exploring all things wine with you!

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October 8, 2018

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10-08-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

THE FIVE BEST BLOODY MARY MIXES, TASTED AND RANKED

 

Beer lovers, listen up: New book has some life hacks for you

 

The science behind those painful wine headaches

AND MORE!

New MA Beer Distributor

Homegrown Distribution, a new distribution company spun off from Massachusetts Beverage Alliance, will begin operations on October 1. The spinoff will handle distribution for brands including Brewmaster Jack, Grimm, Captain Lawrence, Slumbrew, Lone Pine, Foley Brothers, King’s Highway Fine Cider, and Vermont Craft Mead in Massachusetts. Homegrown will also distribute beers from beyond the Northeast, like Almanac, Brauhaus Riegele, Coronado, DC Brau, and others, from time to time. The new distribution company is based out of Massachusetts Beverage Alliance’s 40,000-square-foot facility in Bellingham, Massachusetts.

The Key to Mastering Margaritas Is Attention to Detail

Here are six dos and don’ts for mastering Margaritas.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dos-donts-margarita-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dc1dd96f50-Sept_24_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dc1dd96f50-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dc1dd96f50-38937345&mc_cid=dc1dd96f50&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Tracing the Origin Story of Grower Champagne

Author David White defines the key players and developments that shaped the now-popular category

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/tracing-the-origin-story-of-grower-champagne/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=66157724&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_jclaks7aclOUg9AvqQM0vmUvFm__EQ8u7BkvKZcE3OHbzMOo4pbhawjsTsZnyfNqufWrN9OvIa2zDdUljOd7uutOYT8Jn3oIjGmxazcL5yQ9Zs7Q&_hsmi=66158229

 

A Clash Between Cotton and Cabernet?

Texas vintners say drifting pesticides are killing their vines

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/A-Clash-Between-Cotton-and-Cabernet

 

Creating an international language of wine

Which begs the question: how can Chinese translators accurately portray Western wine language?

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/creating-international-language-of-wine

 

Why I Grapple With Grappa

Grappa may be to parts of Europe what tequila is often to Americans—a fiery lozenge shotted down the gullet to wake the senses, steam the throat and catch a buzz. But good quality production can lead both drinks to being far more.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2018/09/21/why-i-grapple-with-grappa/#6861baea42d5

 

A Tech Sheet Manifesto

A tech sheet, if not familiar, is a single page document about a specific wine usually written by the winery or in some cases the importer or distributor. The sheet lists all the pertinent technical information about the wine including how and where the fruit was grown, how the wine made and aged, and potentially much more. Tech sheets are important

http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/a-tech-sheet-manifesto

 

 

THE PHYSICAL IMPACT OF SOIL AND SELECTION ON LODI ZINFANDELS

The Lodi Native project has endeavored to demonstrate the distinctions in terms of sensory qualities manifested in the wines. But each year, the differences are actually demonstrable in comparisons of clusters and berries from each vineyard.

https://www.lodigrowers.com/the-physical-impact-of-soil-and-selection-on-lodi-zinfandels/

The World’s Best Places for Growing Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is an international success story, planted in almost every wine region worldwide. Its widespread popularity is a result of the grape’s remarkable versatility.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-cabernet-types-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e7c7a1c16e-Sept_25_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e7c7a1c16e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e7c7a1c16e-38937345&mc_cid=e7c7a1c16e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

This Is What Makes A Port Wine Vintage-Worthy

The majority of Port is bottled and released as a non-vintage wine, a blend of multiple vintages that typically showcases a standard house style.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2018/09/24/what-is-vintage-port/#7a53fd8b78d4

How to Pair Red Wine with Fish

While white wine with seafood has long been traditional advice, try pairing the right red wine with fish to truly elevate your next meal.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/24/pair-red-wine-fish/

Three upcoming trends in the wine market

What are the possible evolutions that will mark the wine market over the next five years?

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-88208-Three-upcoming-trends-in-the-wine-market.htm

Wine Customers Need “Tough Love”

Interesting video advice on why vintage matters

https://larrythewineguy.net/2018/09/24/wine-customers-need-tough-love/

 

IHOP debuts pancake-infused beer called IHOPs, brews it with batter

Sick and tired of the beer industry’s lack of pancake-infused beer offerings? Not to worry, because IHOP has you covered.

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/09/25/ihop-debuts-pancake-infused-beer-called-ihops-brews-it-with-batter.html

 

The Science Behind Decanting Wine

Evaporation and oxidation are the main forces at play, but what’s really happening to the wine?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-behind-decanting-wine/

 

How to take advantage of phony wine pricing

These four suggestions can turn phony wine pricing into real savings

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/how-to-take-advantage-of-phony-wine-pricing/

 

8 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT KNOB CREEK BOURBON WHISKEY

When Knob Creek launched in 1992, it was an anomaly. At the time, small-batch bourbon with a steep price tag was not a common sight.

https://vinepair.com/articles/knob-creek-bourbon-kentucky/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=68fb80c777-Sept_26_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-68fb80c777-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-68fb80c777-38937345&mc_cid=68fb80c777&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

SIX URBAN LEGENDS IN BOOZE HISTORY

There are many legends associated with alcohol throughout history, from the mythical Stingy Jack, a drunkard who roamed the earth with a hollowed-out turnip filled with hellfire, to the very real Jack Daniel, who may or may not have died from trying to kick a safe open at his distillery.

https://vinepair.com/articles/booze-urban-legends/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=68fb80c777-Sept_26_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-68fb80c777-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-68fb80c777-38937345&mc_cid=68fb80c777&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

8 PEOPLE YOU SEE AT EVERY WINE SHOW

From the sartorially questionable to the quite sozzled, see if you recognise any of these characters.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/8-people-you-see-at-every-wine-show/

 

Don’t judge a wine by its label

This is the second of a two-part series on wine labels.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8764823-181/berger-on-wine-dont-judge

 

Watching Football? Grab One of These Unexpected Sparkling Wines

Beer, of course, is the classic football–viewing beverage, so it makes sense that classic football snacks — pretzels, nachos, wings, pigs in a blanket — go well with a bottle of Budweiser, which helps wash away the food’s salty, often-fried carbiness and fat. These are the exact same attributes that make the food great for sparkling wine.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/09/sparkling-wine-football-snack-foods.html

 

Don’t be overwhelmed by confusing world of wine

Here are a few key points that, hopefully, may nudge you, or help you nudge a wine-timid friend, into giving wine a whirl:

https://www.reporternews.com/story/life/2018/09/25/gus-clemens-dont-overwhelmed-confusing-world-wine/1340610002/

 

The Fourteen Best Wine Magazines To Read

Why are the best wine magazines still worth a subscription? If you’re invested in wine and anything related to it, it’s only natural that you want to learn more about the drink from various perspectives and sources.

https://californiawineryadvisor.com/best-wine-magazines/

 

The science behind those painful wine headaches

Has this ever happened to you? You’re enjoying a glass or wine – or two – and suddenly your head hurts like someone ripped a Band-Aid off your brain?

https://www.splendidtable.org/story/the-science-behind-wine-headaches

 

Are Champagne Sippers The Most Cost-Effective Wine Industry Promotional Product Of All Time?

You might’ve seen a champagne sipper in action before. It looks something like this:

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/wine-n-gear.html#whatsnew

 

THIS FIREBALL WHISKY-SPIKED PUMPKIN PIE WILL SPICE UP YOUR FALL

Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey Pumpkin Pie is the perfect dessert for that holiday barbecue you have going on

https://bbqpitboys.com/fireball-cinnamon-whiskey-pumpkin-pie/

 

Beer lovers, listen up: New book has some life hacks for you

Beer snobs, turn away, Ben Robinson has some hacks involving your favorite, foamy beverage.

The editor in chief of The Observer has written a handy little every guy’s illustrated guide of 100 tips, tricks and projects involving beer.

https://www.wibw.com/content/news/Beer-lovers-listen-up-New-book-has-some-life-hacks-for-you-494406461.html

 

New Craft Beer

Beam Suntory’s Knob Creek Bourbon brand has partnered with New Belgium Brewing on a new limited edition beer. Oakspire Bourbon Barrel Ale features a base of New Belgium high rye ale that’s aged with Knob Creek Bourbon-soaked oak spirals and barrel char in a proprietary steel, missile-shaped vessel created by New Belgium engineers. The 9% abv brew is currently available nationwide for a limited time, both in 12-ounce bottles and on draft. Knob Creek surpassed 400,000 cases in the U.S. last year on growth of 8%.

New regulations over wine wastewater

The state of Washington, the nation’s second-largest premium wine producer, has created new winery wastewater regulations that will take effect next year.

https://www.goodfruit.com/new-regulations-over-wastewater/

I tried alcohol-free ‘wine water’ and it was more depressing than it sounds

Napa Hills’ vineyard-enriched water boasts a key ingredient called VitaRes, a heart-healthy antioxidant blend with extracts of resveratrol and natural grape skin and red wine polyphenols.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sns-dailymeal-1946735-drink-i-tried-alcohol-free-wine-water-092618-20180926-story.html

Are all of the wines reviewed by Wine Spectator available in the U.S.?

Yes.

https://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/Are-All-Wines-Reviewed-by-Wine-Spectator-Available-in-United-States-56991

Pairing Italian Food And Wine

The world of Italian wine is a complex one for many consumers. While pairing Italian wine and food offers great pleasure, knowing what wine to pair with what food is still a mystery to many.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomhyland/2018/09/26/pairing-italian-food-and-wine-advice-from-rachael-lowe/#c81f9a552733

 

9 Must-Try Wines For Fall

Understandably, we’re in need of comfort. Comfort that goes beyond sweaters, binge-watching Netflix favorites, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. We need wine.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/9-must-try-wines-for-fall/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=a17d60f96e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_27_12_28_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-a17d60f96e-62472929&mc_cid=a17d60f96e&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

 

Making Sense Of Sherry Styles

Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso, Palo Cortado—is there an easy way to make sense of the different styles? Yes!

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/making-sense-of-sherry-styles/

Who’s Killing The Fine Wine Retailers?

Independent fine wine retailers are at risk of commercial irrelevancy by being permanently shut out of the lucrative wine shipping channel and the expanded markets they need for future survival.

https://nawr.org/whos-killing-the-fine-wine-retailers/

Ten Ways Wine Can Combat the Threat of Cannabis

Many people who are popping open that $15 Chardonnay, Riesling, Rosé, Merlot or Pinot Noir are going to switch to cannabis in order to get their daily “come down”.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2018/09/addressing-cannabis-impact-wine/

THE FIVE BEST BLOODY MARY MIXES, TASTED AND RANKED

Sweet, spiced, and umami-rich, Bloody Marys are an important fixture at any brunch.

We Have 2 In Stock!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-bloody-mary-mix-buy-2018/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b463b7aa66-Sept_28_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b463b7aa66-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b463b7aa66-38937345&mc_cid=b463b7aa66&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

IN 1815, AMERICA ALMOST EMBARKED UPON A PLAN TO BUILD A NATIONAL BREWERY

In 1815, when a man named Joseph Coppinger wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson begging him to create a brewery to unite the nation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/national-brewery-america-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b463b7aa66-Sept_28_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b463b7aa66-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b463b7aa66-38937345&mc_cid=b463b7aa66&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A New Cannabis Infusion Bubbles Its Way Into The Non-Alcohol Wine Category

“the sparkling beverage contains no alcohol, yet has a flavor profile similar to champagne and will be marketed in luxurious packaging suitable for bottle service at a nightclub.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2018/09/27/a-new-cannabis-infusion-bubbles-its-way-into-the-non-alcohol-wine-category/#7289912a63b1

How to Find and Buy Low-Carb Wine

What to Know About Carbs and Alcohol

https://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-drinks/how-to-buy-keto-friendly-low-carb-wines

The Messy Business of Additives in Wine

Why are some additives more acceptable than others?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/09/the-messy-business-of-additives-in-wine

Sulphites: urban legend

Sorry to break it to you, but sulphites don’t give you headaches, you, erm, possibly just drank a tad too much and are dehydrated because you forgot to drink enough water over the course of the evening.

https://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/wine/the-wine-buff-sulphites-urban-legend-37356373.html

How a Family-Owned Winery Ended Up Getting Namechecked in Mariah Carey’s New Song

The owners of Caymus Vineyards say sales and followers have gone up since their “Caymus bottle” was mentioned in Carey’s buzzy kiss-off anthem

https://variety.com/2018/music/news/mariah-carey-gtfo-caymus-bottle-winery-1202957500/

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 10-01-18

October 1, 2018

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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10-01-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

The Right Wine To Pair With Your Most Dreaded Fall Chores

HERE’S WHY YOU NEVER SEE NFL PLAYERS IN BEER ADS

HOW TO SAY CHEERS AROUND THE WORLD

 

AND MORE!

 

Survey finds 21% of Americans pick guacamole over alcohol

The survey, which was carried out to mark national guacamole day (16 September) in the US, asked 2,000 Americans what luxury items they would be prepared to give up for a year in order to maintain their cravings for the avocado-based dip.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/09/survey-finds-21-of-americans-pick-guacamole-over-alcohol/

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KETEL ONE VODKA

Cocktail-friendly Ketel One Vodka is a proudly Dutch operation. Made in the Netherlands for 11 generations, the distillery even has its own windmill

https://vinepair.com/articles/ketel-one-vodka-bottle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7bb4a84f08-Sept_17_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7bb4a84f08-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7bb4a84f08-38937345&mc_cid=7bb4a84f08&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Grey Goose

Bacardi is relaunching Grey Goose La Vanille in the U.S. for the first time in 15 years. The 40%-abv spirit is made with flavor derived from vanilla from Madagascar and has no added sugar. Grey Goose La Vanille will begin rolling out this month and will be available through the holiday season across the U.S., retailing for $30 a 750-ml. Last year, Grey Goose depleted 2.2 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

How Two Buck Chuck made wine less douchey

The tale of two men, one wine brand, and the economic revolution of an entire industry.

https://thehustle.co/how-two-buck-chuck-changed-the-wine-industry

 

U.S. now has 12,573 wineries and wine facilities – one for every 30,000 persons in the country!

There’s a threshold for how much you should spend on wine — and it’s lower than you might think

There’s nothing like the taste of a fine wine. But with certain winesselling in the thousands and even tens of thousands per bottle, it begs the question: Is it really worth it?

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-much-should-you-spend-on-wine-2018-8

THE THREE TRAPS OF LABEL DESIGN

The wine label has a central role in wine marketing, but – some notable exceptions aside – is often the last thing a producer thinks about before they finish a product.

https://www.wineintelligence.com/the-three-traps-of-label-design/

 

Understanding tension in wine

‘Tension’ and ‘energy’ are modish words to use about wine, as are ‘precision’ and ‘focus’.


https://www.decanter.com/magazine/andrew-jefford-tension-in-wine-400209/#3H1KCWvDhtSYpyIH.99

New app lets you rate and reserve wines as you sip

The wine tasting experience just got easier. A new app developed in Huntsville allows attendees at wine tastings and festivals to easily locate, rate and reserve wines as they sip.

https://whnt.com/2018/09/17/new-app-lets-you-rate-and-reserve-wines-as-you-sip/

The World’s First Flat Wine Bottle Won an Award for Packaging Innovation

And it soon could be used for selling spirits as well.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/garcon-flat-wine-bottle-dow-design-award

The Pyramid Of Influence

The wine world operates on a triangle of influence.

https://emetry.io/2018/09/17/the-pyramid-of-influence/

Pesticides In CA

This site is interesting. Check out pesticide use on CA grape crops

http://cehtp.org/page/pesticides/agricultural_pesticide_use_in_california

 

The NHL now has an official liquor shot

The league office announced on Tuesday that it has entered an official agreement with liquor brand Jagermeister to bring fans “the official shot of the NHL.”

https://sports.yahoo.com/nhl-now-official-liquor-shot-194342955.html

 

CAN YOU COOK WITH A WINE EVEN IF IT’S OLD OR CORKED?

There’s an age-old adage about cooking with wine: “If you wouldn’t drink it, don’t cook with it.” It’s a nice idea in theory, but one that doesn’t always make practical or financial sense.

https://vinepair.com/articles/corked-wine-cooking/

 

6 rules for wine we love to break

Look at any wine book and you’re likely to find more rules there than you did in grade school

http://www.capitalgazette.com/entertainment/ac-cn-wine-20180919-story.html

 

How Wine Preferences Can Help Us Understand Tea

Even the process of brewing and tasting tea shares some similarities to pouring and tasting wine.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2018/09/18/wine-tea-pairing/#1b98c9ef1579

 

Antioxidant in red wine ‘may relieve pain for millions of arthritis sufferers’

Now, a study has found that a compound named resveratrol – found in red grapes – could potentially bring significant pain relief to osteoarthritis patients.

https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/19/antioxidant-in-red-wine-may-relieve-pain-for-millions-of-arthritis-sufferers-7958492/?ito=cbshare

Four New Ways to Turn Your Wine into a Cocktail

Skip the spritz and try one of these bartender-approved alternatives.

https://www.gq.com/story/best-wine-cocktails

 

Port wine? Feta? Brexit may spell trouble for famed EU names

London conspicuously isn’t saying whether after leaving the EU next year it will keep the bloc’s name protection rules

http://www.startribune.com/port-wine-feta-brexit-may-spell-trouble-for-famed-eu-names/493689971/

 

Wine labels a complex issue

In this era of allegations of widespread fibbing, I began to muse about all of the “facts” we see on wine labels, some of which are conscious mistruths.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8740722-181/berger-on-wine-wine-labels

 

National Center for Health Statistics.

The government partnered with the nonprofit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information in a three-year effort to calculate life expectancy for 65,662 Census tracts nationwide.

Type in your address….then depression sets in!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/09/14/wrong-neighborhood-can-take-plus-years-off-your-life-average/?utm_term=.c6534640f867

Wine Is Full of Healthy Polyphenols. But What’s a Polyphenol?

These antioxidants set wine apart from other alcoholic beverages. Here’s what they mean for your health

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Understanding-Wine-Polyphenols-Health-Benefits?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Health091918&utm_campaign=Health091918

The Definitive Craft Beer Urban Dictionary

The boom in beer culture in the 2000s, however, has finally spawned a society where craft beer has become ubiquitous, and now most of us can speak somewhat intelligently about it.

https://vinepair.com/articles/beer-geek-dictionary/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=78235b08b5-Sept_20_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-78235b08b5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-78235b08b5-38937345&mc_cid=78235b08b5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

To learn about wine, drink it — but there are other ways, too

We have other sources of information at our service, pretty much around the clock, to help put what we have drunk into context, and all of it contributes to the joy of the lifelong wine journey.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-wine-education-learning-about-wine-0921-story.html

 

Pair These Wines With These Hotly-Anticipated Fall TV Shows

With over a dozen popular shows set to return during the crisp nights ahead, we’re ready to swaddle ourselves in cozy throws and tune in with a fat glass of wine.

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/09/209613/best-fall-2018-tv-shows-wine-pairings

 

Five Wine Regions Producing America’s Finest Ciders

It might be surprising to learn that many of America’s best winegrowing regions, such as Sonoma and Columbia Valley, are also home to exceptional cideries.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/19/five-wine-regions-producing-americas-finest-ciders/

 

Should you microwave your wine in winter?

Use the microwave to return reds to drinking temperature,

https://thespinoff.co.nz/food/beverage/20-09-2018/should-you-microwave-your-wine-in-winter-a-spinoff-investigation/

 

The 30 Pinot Noirs to Drink If You Want to Be a Real Expert

From Burgundy and California to Oregon, Italy, Australia, and Germany, these are the bottles that will turn you from a fan into a pro.

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https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/classic-pinot-noir-0?utm_campaign=foodandwine_foodandwine&xid=soc_socialflow_facebook_fw&utm_content=link&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=134BD548-BB6F-11E8-AC48-EE2D3A982C1E&utm_medium=social

 

How to Pair Beer with Italian Food, According to Italians

Pizza and beer. Beer and pizza. They’re the peanut butter and jelly of Italian-American food. But beer and pasta? Beer and a nice rare Fiorentina steak?

https://oct.co/essays/how-pair-beer-italian-food?utm_source=oct_nl_&mc_cid=beb6cff530&mc_eid=00cc7421f2

 

5 Facts to Know About Bordeaux Today

From affordable blends and single-varietal wines to sustainability efforts and education initiatives, here’s what you need to know

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/5-facts-to-know-about-bordeaux-today/

 

Your Oktoberfest Guide to 5 German Beer Styles

Prost to Pilsner: German Beers to Drink During Oktoberfest

http://www.btrtoday.com/read/featured/your-oktoberfest-guide-to-5-german-beer-styles/

 

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE THREE GREAT REDS OF ITALY

Italy has more than 1,300 estimated grape varieties, but three red grapes are more noble than all others: NebbioloSangiovese, and Aglianico, as they are generally believed to be the three best native red grapes in the entire country

https://vinepair.com/articles/great-reds-of-italy-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4fd88eef97-Sept_21_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4fd88eef97-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4fd88eef97-38937345&mc_cid=4fd88eef97&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

HOW TO SAY CHEERS AROUND THE WORLD

Those of us whose travel itineraries center around eating and drinking should make it our business to master another key term: “Cheers!”

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-say-cheers-travel-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4fd88eef97-Sept_21_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4fd88eef97-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4fd88eef97-38937345&mc_cid=4fd88eef97&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

We Finally Have a White Wine Emoji

The Napa-based winery Flora Springs Winery has been one of the emoji’s biggest supporters. “Flora Springs’ campaign for a white wine emoji began in December 2017

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2018/09/20/we-finally-have-a-white-wine-emoji/#636f215674bb

Bad Wine Is Just a Great Cocktail Waiting to Happen

So I am here to tell you that yes, you can still drink that bad wine. Maybe not straight from the bottle—I would absolutely not recommend that. But, when poured over ice, topped with a little seltzer (or trendy sparkling beverage of your choosing) and a healthy squeeze of fresh citrus, it can be better than good—it can be great.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/party-tricks-alison-roman-wine-spritzer

Why Not All Oaks Are Alike For Wine

Oak used to age wine can also be broken down into constituent species.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2018/09/21/why-not-all-oaks-are-alike-for-wine/#6809f1667ad8

The Two Unsung Grapes Putting Virginia Wine on the Map

Petit Manseng and Petit Verdot may not be household names yet, but a group of Virginia winemakers are looking to change that.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/20/virginia-wine-petit-verdot-petit-manseng/

A wine expert has revealed the worst wine pairings you can possibly make

THIS guide to which wines you shouldn’t have with certain meals can help you cheat the latest foodie trend of wine knowledge.

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/drink/a-wine-expert-has-revealed-the-worst-wine-pairings-you-can-possibly-make/news-story/2cb5ce3b89c45ada55351df94fe48e03

Did winemaker Joe Wagner misrepresent where his Oregon Pinot Noirs came from?

The wine’s back label reads “Sourced from: Territory of Oregon.” But “Territory of Oregon” is not an AVA — nor is Oregon, which was granted statehood in 1859, a territory.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Did-winemaker-Joe-Wagner-misrepresent-where-his-13245903.php?utm_campaign=facebook-premium&utm_source=CMS+Sharing+Button&utm_medium=social

Treasury Wine Estates introducing new Italian wine to the US market

The new brand was introduced this week at Castello di Gabbiano, a historic winery Treasury Wine Estates owns in the Chianti Classico appellation in Tuscany. Castello di Gabbiano was built in the 12th century south of Florence; it has been producing wine since 1124, according to Treasury.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=203629

The Wine Industry Doesn’t Have An Education Problem, We Have An Engagement Problem

it’s just that the journey of a wine consumer doesn’t always start with being more informed, it often starts by being more engaged.

https://emetry.io/2018/09/20/the-wine-industry-doesnt-have-an-education-problem-we-have-an-engagement-problem/?utm_source=WIN&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=we-have-an-engagement-problem

HERE’S WHY YOU NEVER SEE NFL PLAYERS IN BEER ADS

The NFL prohibits players from promoting alcohol while they are active players.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/heres-why-you-never-see-nfl-players-in-beer-ads/

From local bottles to screw caps, a decade of wine trends

In 2008, there were about 6,000 wineries in the United States. Today, there are nearly 13,000.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/from-local-bottles-to-screw-caps-a-decade-of-wine-trends/2018/09/21/3cd02176-bd0e-11e8-8792-78719177250f_story.html?utm_term=.e3ed643ef739

The Right Wine To Pair With Your Most Dreaded Fall Chores

Why whine when you can wine?

https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/g23363363/fall-chores-wine-pairings/

PAIRING FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WITH WINE

Whether the tree leaves around you have begun to change colors and drop or you still are wishing that they soon would, it’s a good time to start thinking about pairing fall fruits and vegetables with wine.

https://www.kj.com/blog/pairing-fall-fruits-and-vegetables-wine

 

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Franklin Wine Club Exploring Portugal

September 28, 2018

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Exploring Portugal

Host: Augusto Gabriel

At this sit down event we will taste and talk about the Portuguese wine regions.

Exploring its history as well as the indigenous grape varieties and the rules and laws of Portuguese wine .

About Augusto

Assistant Sales Manager, MS Walker imports, Wines of Portugal

Augusto was born in Portugal and has resided in the United States for over 30 years.

Working with wines of Portugal for over 16 years. Gabriel has traveled throughout all the Portuguese wine regions. He has met, discussed, and studied this wine sector, in detail with leading wine personalities across the country.

He is recognized in the wine industry circles as one of the leading Portuguese wine personalities.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/254384026/

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Wine #1

 

2014 Beyra Bruto ( Beira )

Regular Price: $18.99

 

Wine #2:

2017 Ruelas Vinho Verde ( Vinho Verde )

Regular Price: $9.99

 

Wine #3

2016 Fonte do Ouro Red ( Dao )



 

Regular Price: $12.99

 

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2015 Quinta Do Gradil Red ( Lisboa )




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Wine #5

2013 Vale D. Maria Rufo ( Douro )

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2015 Dona Maria “Amantis” Reserva ( Alentejo )

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Dos Equis Mexican Pale Ale Drops This Month

Dos Equis has announced the release of a new draft-only beer called Mexican Pale Ale.

https://beerconnoisseur.com/news/dos-equis-mexican-pale-ale-drops-month?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=8014e3f8b3-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-8014e3f8b3-36686829

How to find the most healthy wine for you

Watch this video from Houston TV

https://www.click2houston.com/health/how-to-find-the-most-healthy-wine-for-you

Why Aged Red Wines Taste Better

The reasons are complex, but they all boil down to chemistry.

https://www.acsh.org/news/2018/09/07/chemistry-why-aged-red-wines-taste-better-13394

How to drink wine out of a spanish-style porrón

The popular Spanish wine vessel shaped like a watering can is a convivial way of imbibing wine with a group of friends.

https://leye.com/in-the-know/how-to/how-to-drink-wine-out-of-a-spanish-style-porron/

NFL Alums Are Making Wine and Crushing It

Players aren’t the only NFL alums getting into the wine business

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-football-player-wine-nfl/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b919259dfc-Sept_10_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b919259dfc-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b919259dfc-38937345&mc_cid=b919259dfc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Eight Cheese Mistakes Everyone Makes

Saying “cheese” around adults is kind of like saying “Santa Claus” around children — both represent a wonderful world of surprise and possibility.

https://vinepair.com/articles/cheese-mistakes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b919259dfc-Sept_10_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b919259dfc-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b919259dfc-38937345&mc_cid=b919259dfc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE AUTUMN SANGRIA RECIPE

Made with cinnamon-infused apple juice, a splash of pomegranate, citrus, and crisp white wine, it’s the perfect way to embrace autumn without totally kissing summer goodbye.

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/the-autumn-sangria-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b919259dfc-Sept_10_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b919259dfc-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b919259dfc-38937345&mc_cid=b919259dfc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

REVIEW: CORAVIN MODEL ELEVEN

Pour as much or as little wine as you like without spoiling the rest of the bottle, and pay handsomely for the privilege.

https://www.wired.com/review/coravin-model-eleven/

Are you pairing food and wine all wrong?

Instead of matching a wine to the dish, French experts say we should select the wine first and then decide what to eat.

https://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2018/09/10/are-you-pairing-food-and-wine-all-wrong

Automated tractors a ‘game changer’ for wine industry

Marlborough vineyards can now employ autonomous vehicles to trundle around their fields, following a GPS-mapped route, performing tasks and collecting data.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/106868201/automated-tractors-a-game-changer-for-wine-industry

Keeping the family wine business is often hard

The vineyard and winery business in Napa Valley has, over the past 50-some years, largely shifted from small, family-owned wineries, to multi-brand corporate ownership,

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2018/09/keeping-family-wine-business-is-often.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheWineGourd+%28The+Wine+Gourd%29

The Art of Winemaking on the Cheap

Young producers with little money and no vineyards face obstacles in building their businesses, but with maximum effort it can be done.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/06/dining/drinks/enfield-wine-company-john-lockwood.html

The Science Behind The Swirl

Looking like a wine snob is, if done with subtlety, justified.

https://www.theversatilegent.com/oenodynamics-the-science-behind-the-swirl/

Wine Myths

With plenty of old wives’ tales in wine, how do you know what’s true?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/09/wine-myths-fact-or-fiction

PATRÓN LAUNCHES SMOKY $199 TEQUILA

Tequila maker Patrón is pushing the boundaries again with the release of a smoky expression made from agave roasted with mesquite for a week in small stone pits.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/patron-launches-smoky-tequila/

THE 15 MOST POPULAR ‘CRAFT’ BEER BRANDS IN THE US

Consumer data analytics firm Nielsen recently released figures on the total sales of beer in the US based on a variety of factors, from brands, to parent companies, right down to styles.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/the-15-most-popular-craft-beer-brands-in-the-us/

THE ETIQUETTE OF NAVIGATING A CORKAGE FEE

Every once in a while when we dine out, instead of ordering a bottle from the restaurant’s wine list, we like to bring one of our own.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/etiquette-navigating-corkage-fee/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b5f60e532f-Sept_11_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b5f60e532f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b5f60e532f-38937345&mc_cid=b5f60e532f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

What The Wine Industry Can Learn About Black Consumers

Don’t think of the black community in terms of celebrity. Just think of the person walking into the wine store.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2018/09/10/its-like-mansplaining-but-for-race-what-the-wine-industry-can-learn-about-black-consumers/#18454d1814e2

45% Of U.S. Alcohol Consumers Regularly Buy Wine

The study found that 66% of adults in the U.S. consume beverage alcohol(

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2018/09/10/45-of-u-s-alcohol-consumers-regularly-buy-wine-says-tabs-analytics/#4739643348de

Looking for Underrated Cabernet? Try Washington State

Cabernet Sauvignon has firmly planted itself as the premiere grape of Washington. Here are the wines to know.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/10/washington-cabernet-sauvignon-value/

How to Pair Wine With Peanut Butter and Jelly

School is back, which means that if you have kids — possibly even if you don’t — peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich season is in full swing.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/09/best-wine-peanut-butter-and-jelly.html

U.S. Wine Sales: Five Surprising Facts

Americans focus on grape variety. So which varietal wine is #1: Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon?

https://wineeconomist.com/2018/09/11/5-facts/

Understanding Disgorgment and Dosage

POPPING THE CORK ON CONFUSING SPARKLING WINEMAKING TERMINOLOGY

https://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog-posts/2018/8/29/understanding-disgorgment-and-dosage

5 New Washington AVAs on the Horizon

What you need to know about the state’s prospective new appellations

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/5-new-washington-avas-on-the-horizon/

YOUR DRUNK AUNT WAS RIGHT

THE HOT TODDY IS THE CURE TO THE COMMON COLD

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/drunk-aunt-right-hot-toddy-cure-common-cold/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=70f5e8fdaa-Sept_12_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-70f5e8fdaa-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-70f5e8fdaa-38937345&mc_cid=70f5e8fdaa&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

October 19th Is Champagne Day!

Wine enthusiasts around the world will celebrate by hosting events and blogging, tweeting and commenting on all things Champagne

To help here is the official spotify playlist

https://open.spotify.com/user/champagnebureau/playlist/1fVpB8ZEzaiteRC9J4AJE8?si=xWS4PPpWTxSUUULr6MI_Dg

WHAT WINE TREND NEEDS TO DIE?

America is a large country, and so what’s popular in one geographic area might be unknown in another.

https://vinepair.com/articles/worst-wine-trends/

Why China Should Be Your Next Wine Destination

No, seriously. Chinese wine is booming, and there are three regions ready and waiting for visitors. Here’s a guide to navigating the next frontier of wine tourism.

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/why-china-should-be-your-next-wine-destination

NATURAL WINE, EXPLAINED

Unfiltered. Fresh. Raw. If Michelangelo’s swaying, tipsy Bacchus sculpture suddenly came to life, natural wine would fill his goblet.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/what-is-natural-wine-explained

What are Tannins, Really?

We talk about tannins in wine all the time, but how much do you really know about this versatile chemical compound?

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/11/tannins-wine-guide/

This Wine Shower Holder

Urban Outfitters Is Truly A Friday Night Vibe If There Ever Were One

https://www.bustle.com/p/this-wine-shower-holder-at-urban-outfitters-is-truly-a-friday-night-vibe-if-there-ever-were-one-11874030

Idaho’s Wine Scene has Endless Potential

Idaho’s unique climate make it an ideal home for a wide array of grapes, and ambitious producers are pushing it to become a booming wine region.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/11/idaho-wine-scene/

Wine wins for gifts & special events, but still losing overall preference share

Do moms need too much wine? Women’s drinking habits spark concern

September is National Recovery Month. Women are at greater risk for some of the negative effects of alcohol, but their drinking is catching up to men.

https://www.today.com/health/alcohol-use-among-women-growing-public-health-concern-t136934

How I quit whining and learned to like pumpkin beers

Beer drinkers will debate anything: whether beer flights are stupid, whether New England IPAs are an affront to the style, whether pint glasses are total trash. Yet it seems that pumpkin beers are universally, unequivocally reviled among people who proclaim themselves craft beer drinkers.

https://thetakeout.com/how-i-quit-whining-and-learned-to-like-pumpkin-beers-1828974186

PROSECCO TO PRODUCE 600 MILLION BOTTLES FROM 2018 HARVEST

According to the conzorzio for DOC Prosecco, this year’s vintage is expected to yield “3,700,000 hl of certifiable wine”, from the 23,000 hectares of vineyards in the region

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/prosecco-to-produce-600-million-bottles-from-2018-harvest/

How to Pair Feta with Wine

Sheep’s milk feta is one of the world’s most versatile cheeses, and can pair with wines ranging from sparkling rosés to Assyrtikos.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/12/pair-feta-wine/

Do gold wine bottles improve wine quality?

It is these disparities which make the world of extreme pricing so ghoulishly fascinating.

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/do-gold-wine-bottles-improve-quality

Resveratrol Basics

What You Need To Know About This Powerful Antioxidant

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/resveratrol-side-effects-what-you-need-to-know

In Their Own Words, This Is How Seven Professional Wine Writers and Critics Go About Rating a Bottle

Go behind the scenes as some of the wine industry’s leading voices pull back the curtain.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-critics

The wine maps making waves in Bordeaux

Today Infographie Pierre Le Hong has clients across Bordeaux as well as in Provence, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Montalcino, Montepulciano and Burgundy.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/news-blogs-anson/wine-maps-pierre-le-hong-401270/#vilLbAt7srEiCmjj.99

VIRGINIA VINEYARD VICTIM OF $50K GRAPE THEFT

Firefly Hill Vineyards in Elliston, Virginia has reported losses of US$50,000 after thieves stole two and a half tons of soon-to-be harvested grapes over night from the 37-acre family-owned estate.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/virginia-vineyard-victim-of-50k-grape-theft/

Willamette Valley winemakers propose major labeling changes

Large sections of the Willamette Valley Viticultural area, particularly the valley floor, aren’t suitable for growing premium wine grapes. It’s feared companies interested only in the bottom line will grow grapes there, make inferior wines and put the valuable “Willamette Valley” name on their labels.

https://www.oregonlive.com/wine/index.ssf/2018/09/willamette_valley_winemakers_p.html

Blind Taste Research Confirms Consumer Preference For Cork

A recent study published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management found that wine drinkers in a blind taste test rated the same wine 10 – 13 points higher for appearance, taste, aroma, and overall quality, when they were led to believe by visual cues that the wine was closed with a natural cork as opposed to a screw cap or a synthetic cork

https://www.winebusiness.com/suppliernews/?go=getSupplierNewsArticle&dataid=203290

9 QUESTIONS ABOUT PUMPKIN BEERS YOU’RE TOO AFRAID TO ASK

Love it or hate it, the seasonal beer style that’s inspired as many “best of” listiclesas it has angry think pieces is here to stay — at least for now.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pumpkin-beer-questions-answers-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=30ba79cb87-Sept_14_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-30ba79cb87-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-30ba79cb87-38937345&mc_cid=30ba79cb87&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine tasting can work the brain more than math, according to neuroscience

But you’ve got to slow down and savor what you’re drinking.

https://www.nbcnews.com/better/pop-culture/wine-tasting-can-work-brain-more-math-according-neuroscience-ncna907131

The Essential Guide to Chardonnay

Everything you need to know about America’s favorite white grape.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/13/the-essential-guide-to-chardonnay/

How to Tell if an Old Bottle of Wine Is Still Drinkable

The Washington Post recently ran a story explaining what else is worth looking for in those dusty bottles you’ve been keeping in the basement

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-tell-if-an-old-bottle-of-wine-is-still-drinkable-1829052522

Wine that’s ‘anything but American’

For those inclined to make a political statement with their purchases

Canada’s view of American wine support

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/food/wine-thats-anything-but-american-493237471.html

 

 

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