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Liquor Industry News 11-04-19

November 4, 2019

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

11-04-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A complete guide for wine lovers at Walt Disney World

Stella Artois Releasing Its First Limited-Edition Seasonal Beer

How to Choose a Liquor Store A good liquor store can offer much more than convenience

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE WINE SCHOLAR GUILD’S NEW COURSE ON SPAIN

The program, which took two years to develop, has been designed to become the reference in Spanish wine education for trade professionals and studious oenophiles alike.

GREAT PROGRAM!

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-wine-scholar-guilds-new-course-on-spain/

STRANGE TALES: HITLER AND THE ‘COINTREAU’ BOMB PLOT

Only, the box did not contain two bottles of triple sec but a large amount of plastic explosive and a captured British pencil detonator.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/strange-tales-hitler-and-the-cointreau-bomb-plot/

 

Where Does Altar Wine Come From?

To meet the necessary standards, producers of sacramental altar wines are a select group.

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/the-cup-of-salvation-where-does-altar-wine-come-from

 

 

WHY DO COMPANIES TRADEMARK COCKTAILS? THE TRUTH BEHIND THE COPYRIGHTS.

There are currently four drinks protected under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: the Dark ’n StormyPainkillerSazerac and Hand Grenade

https://www.liquor.com/articles/trademarked-cocktails/#gs.bm2506

 

Does it matter where a wine is bottled?

How would you feel if your Chilean Cabernet was bottled in the north of England or your Californian Chardonnay was poured into a bag-in-box in Copenhagen?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/does-it-matter-where-wine-bottled

The etiquette of wine giving

These guidelines will help you avoid an etiquette faux pas.

https://www.wineinvestment.com/wine-blog/2019/10/the-etiquette-of-wine-giving/

 

 

“Breaking Bad” star launches beer

In the show, actor Dean Norris, who played Hank Schrader, went all out to make this homebrew named, “Schraderbrau,” look like the real thing, and now that’s actually happening.

https://www.wilx.com/content/news/Breaking-Bad-star-launches-beer-563567591.html

 

Buffalo Trace: a brand history

The buffalo on the label represents the independence and spirit of those early Americans who wanted to find a new life for themselves, and who weren’t afraid to explore unchartered territory

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/buffalo-trace-a-brand-history/

 

Absolut and Paper Bottle Co to drive sustainability

The Absolut Company has joined Coca-Cola, Carlsberg and L’Oréal in partnering with Paboco, which was launched in 2015 to research the possibility of a commercially-available paper bottle.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/absolut-and-paper-bottle-company-to-drive-sustainability/

 

NEW BOOK ON ITALIAN WINE QUESTIONS THE IDEA OF ‘INDIGENOUS’ GRAPE VARIETIES

A new book has launched on Amazon charting the history of Italy’s most famous winemaking grapes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/new-book-on-italian-wine-questions-the-idea-of-indigenous-grape-varieties/

 

The Science of Salt in Cocktails

Now bartenders and beverage managers are using salt beyond its once utilitarian function and exploring its myriad varieties—from artisanal salts that exhibit terroir, to flavored salts made by traditional processes or by enterprising new bartenders.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-salt-in-cocktails/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=78337222&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9YgyC7ebOnvh3ImXBx9XRi8UGyjfbNIKpbQFNuMuz9GlMffdMa2ZvT1e8xzskPoQj_kS9FP_Qh_mubFJRHJn2BfJe7lE8GEd-sGKAZKahpEJBkPKo&_hsmi=78337482

 

How to Blind-taste Beer

If you don’t know how a beer tastes, how can you accurately tell your customers about the product?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-to-blind-taste-beer/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=78337222&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9YgyC7ebOnvh3ImXBx9XRi8UGyjfbNIKpbQFNuMuz9GlMffdMa2ZvT1e8xzskPoQj_kS9FP_Qh_mubFJRHJn2BfJe7lE8GEd-sGKAZKahpEJBkPKo&_hsmi=78337482

 

Once you’ve chilled a wine, does it need to stay chilled?

Do temperature fluctuations damage wine?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-once-youve-chilled-a-wine-does-it-need-to-stay-chilled/

 

Can There Be Terroir in Spirits?

Although terroir, a French term defined as representing a sense of place, is a widely accepted concept in the wine world, there’s contention about whether it applies to distilled spirits.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/21/can-there-be-terroir-in-spirits/

 

How to Be A Better Wine Taster, According to Scientists

Not everyone is born with the senses of a super-taster or has the time to gain the extensive wine knowledge of a sommelier

https://www.slsc.org/how-to-be-a-better-wine-taster-according-to-scientists/

 

How Organic Winemakers Are Turning Chianti’s Red Rooster Green

To qualify as organic, winemakers use no chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides on grapes. Vinification relies on the spontaneous fermentation provided by natural yeasts and bacteria, rather than commercial additives, while sulfites are kept to an absolute minimum.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tamarathiessen/2019/10/21/how-organic-winemakers-are-turning-chiantis-red-rooster-green/#2843469b1470

 

 

How to spot a corked wine

The signs of cork taint to look out for, and a brief guide to its origins

https://www.decanter.com/learn/corked-corky-44649/#L6hM1jzDx9LUe1vp.99

M.S. Walker News

Massachusetts-based M.S. Walker has been named the exclusive U.S. importer of Islay Mist. The first offering from the blended Scotch brand is Islay Mist 8-year-old, a blend of whisky from the Laphroaig distillery and Speyside malt aged in Bourbon casks. Featuring a new custom bottle and label, the 40% abv blend is currently rolling out nationally at $26 a 750-ml. Islay Mist also produces Original, Palo Cortado, 10-year-Old, and 12-year-old whiskies.

 

Kansas woman incorporates wine into her exercise routine

https://abc7news.com/society/woman-incorporates-wine-into-exercise-routine/5638006/

 

Martignetti Companies Announces New Digital Marketing Service

New England’s preeminent distributor of wines and spirits is announcing the launch of the industry’s first distributor hosted consumer-level Digital Marketing Service™ (DMS) for its retailer and supplier partners

https://www.winebusiness.com/suppliernews/?go=getSupplierNewsArticle&dataId=221367

 

Malbec Food Pairing Ideas

The pairing secret of Malbec is that it works well with pepper, sage, creamy mushroom sauces, melted cheese, and in particular, blue cheese. YUM!

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/malbec-food-pairing-ideas/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Learn the Trick to Clinking Wine Glasses

What’s the best technique for clinking wine glasses and why is there a wrong way?

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/clinking-wine-glasses/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

PATRÓN BECOMES FIRST BOOZE BRAND YOU CAN ORDER ON INSTAGRAM

The pioneering brand has partnered with social video commerce agency MikMak to allow adult Instagram users in 48 US states to buy bottles of Patrón by swiping up on an advert in Instagram Stories.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/patron-becomes-first-booze-brand-you-can-order-on-instagram/

 

JP CHENET TARGETS YOUNG, FEMALE MILLENIALS WITH NEW INTERNATIONAL VARIETIES

In the Spring the brand embarked on a nationwide marketing campaign featuring tie-ups with strategic fashion and beauty events, including sponsorship of LoneDesignCub.com’s concept store launch party at London Fashion Week and the VIP lounge at the National Wedding Show, while also boosting its Instagram presence to target younger women.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/jp-chenet-targets-young-female-millenials-with-new-international-varieties/

 

New Angels Envy

Bacardi-owned Angel’s Envy has announced the November rollout of its yearly cask strength release. This year’s expression comes in at 61.2% abv, and the bottling was chosen from select barrels of Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels. Just over 14,000 bottles will be available in 26 markets across the U.S. at a suggested price of $200 a 750-ml. bottle. Last year, Angel’s Envy was up 9.3% to 82,000 cases according to Impact Databank.

Meet Crémant, France’s Affordable Sparkling Wine

Crémant is the name used by many French wine regions for sparklers made the same way as Champagne, with the second fermentation in the bottle.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/23/cremant-france-affordable-sparkling-wine/

Cakebread News

Napa Valley winemaker Cakebread Cellars is opening a new visitors center this week at its property on Highway 29. The new facility includes a 10,000-square-foot renovation and 36,000-square-foot addition aimed at immersing guests in the winemaking process. Nine separate tasting rooms are included, all intended for smaller-format tastings, and are grouped into four segments: The Culinary Wing, created for wine and food seminars; Window to the Winery, offering educational tastings within the cellar itself; In the Lab, devoted to technical tastings and workshops; and The Tank Room, geared toward larger groups. Visits are by appointment only, with tastings ranging from $25-$85.

 

 

What is Carbonic Maceration, or Whole-Cluster Fermentation?

Few terms in the wine world will get you labeled a geek more swiftly than “carbonic maceration.” Just the sound of it conjures images of mad scientists and sci-fi superheroes.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/22/carbonic-maceration-whole-cluster-fermentation-101/

 

Why Red Wine May Be Great For Gut Health

You’ve probably heard how great red wine is for its anti-inflammatory properties, cardiovascular benefits and antioxidant properties, but did you know it may actually help your gut health as well?

https://www.askmen.com/food_booze/booze/why-red-wine-may-be-great-for-gut-health.html

A Quick Guide to Understanding Israeli Wine

The Middle-Eastern country of more than nine million people boasts a surprisingly robust wine scene thanks to geographical diversity and a plethora of producers.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/guide-to-israeli-wine/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=548a96c27b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_24_09_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-548a96c27b-64683881

 

 

How to Choose a Liquor Store A good liquor store can offer much more than convenience

Whether you’re stocking your bar for party or looking for the perfect ingredients for a custom cocktail, a quality liquor store can offer you advice and assistance.

https://www.the-messenger.com/news/local/article_c854ad51-4703-5c0e-a4ee-f003148c184b.html

How to Stay Healthy When You Drink for a Living

People who choose a career in wine are not typified by their restraint. The end goal for growers, vitners, vendors, sommeliers, and everyone in between is the sensual pleasure of person who finally tips it into their mouth, but it’s also quite easy for people in the profession to find themselves off-kilter in the pursuit.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/winemakers/rebecca-hopkins-balanced-glass-healthy-travel

The 5 Wines We Should Be Drinking More Of

Top 5 underrated bottles are overachievers when it comes to quality, quaffability and value for money

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-5-wines-we-should-be-drinking-more-of-11571924754

 

What Makes a White Wine Ageworthy?

How often do you seek out an aged white wine?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/24/what-makes-a-white-wine-ageworthy/

 

 

11 Excellent Unconventional Wines to Pair with Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is an ideal opportunity to dabble in unfamiliar terroir.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/unconventional-thanksgiving-wines

LOW CARB WINES

When it comes to a keto diet, not all wines are created equal. Not even close.

https://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/keto-french-onion-meatloaf-low-carb-wines/

Why Does Wine Make Me Sleepier Than Other Drinks?

We don’t have much solid evidence that it does

https://www.bustle.com/p/why-does-wine-make-me-sleepier-than-other-drinks-this-may-explain-it-19263410

Stella Artois Releasing Its First Limited-Edition Seasonal Beer

The beer contains subtle notes of dark chocolate and freshly brewed espresso, but is light-bodied with a crisp, dry finish. It is 5.4% alcohol by volume (ABV).

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilycappiello/2019/10/25/what-do-stella-artois-halloween-and-sleepy-hollow-have-in-common-this/#6e745a496339

What Is Slow Wine? Here’s What You Need to Know

It’s a state of mind, a framework for farming, a holistic perspective.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/slow-wine/

How to be fearless with your wine choices

It’s a thing. Wine fear.

https://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/advice/2019/10/25/how-to-be-fearless-with-your-wine-choices.html

15 Sommelier-Level Moves for Learning About Wine

While mastering it is a lifelong journey, the good news is that starting out can be really fun

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/15-sommelier-level-moves-learning-204651733.html

Wine Labels

Most wines need a Certificate of Label Approval (COLA) from TTB prior to being sold in the marketplace.

The official site

https://www.ttb.gov/labeling/wine-labels

 

A complete guide for wine lovers at Walt Disney World

If you are looking to kick back and relax with a nice glass of wine to unwind a bit, then check out some of these must try Disney wine spots.

https://insidethemagic.net/2019/10/wine-lovers-guide-walt-disney-world-kc1/

 

Early Celts believed wine should be for all

Residues from ceramics found at an archaeological site in Germany suggest that Early Celts from all social classes drank generous quantities of Mediterranean wine long before they started importing drinking vessels from the region.

https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/early-celts-believed-wine-should-be-for-all

Taking direct consumer wine distribution to a new level

Following a similar model to Netflix, HBO and others in the film industry, Wine Access, is now partnering with established winemakers to produce their own exclusive wines.

https://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/taking-direct-consumer-wine-distribution-to-a-new-level/

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

10-28-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Even in Napa, there is no ‘Whole Foods’ craze for organic wine. Why?

Michelob Was Really Early to This Whole Marketing ‘Beer as Wellness’ Trend

What You Need to Know About Cognac vs Armagnac

 

How A White Claw Hangover Is Different From A Beer Or Wine Hangover

It turns out there are actually a few reasons your spiked seltzer hangover might feel different than the morning-after malaise you’ve experienced with other drinks.

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-a-white-claw-hangover-is-different-from-a-beer-wine-hangover-19134448

 

Not just a Drink: 5 Reasons Why Wine is Good for a Healthy Lifestyle

Although most people know red wine as a luxury, it also has a ton of health benefits that work wonders for both the rich and the masses.

https://www.latinpost.com/articles/142456/20191013/not-just-a-drink-5-reasons-why-wine-is-good-for-a-healthy-lifestyle.htm

 

Truly Update

  • Boston Beer Co. is rolling out a reformulation of its entire Truly Hard Seltzer line. All 13 flavors have been updated to be more flavorful, with a more fruit-heavy aroma and a crisper finish, according to the company. The revamped flavors will include a note on their packaging reading “Now crisper fresh taste.” Additionally, Truly will launch a variety of lemonade seltzers on New Year’s Day, 2020. The 5% abv additions will be available in variety 12-packs of Original Lemonade, Black Cherry Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, and Mango Lemonade as well as 16- and 24-ounce individual cans of Original Lemonade.

 

Why Craft Brewers Are Turning to Large-Format Cans

Now many craft breweries are going big, packaging robustly flavored IPAs and hop-forward ales in 19.2-, 24-, and 25-ounce cans.

MANY IN STOCK!

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-craft-brewers-are-turning-to-large-format-cans/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=78055812&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–l7d2mvD4eQ6KOO8vXXWXt-J5wpzxGxSu6OqGPclJHNDW5u5XvN8tZGH2FoAEU2wWf4QMPFUZ8_bXueMJZokR060jk9p220NJT9xbG8QVkNku_Lto&_hsmi=78056162

 

Meet Your New Favorite Fall Wine, Lambrusco

Lambrusco is a delicious sparkling Italian wine made from the grapes that share its name.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/beverages/lambrusco

 

12 Wine-Themed Beauty Products That Won’t Give You a Hangover

The beauty world has its own version of glou-glou: easy-to-use wine-inspired products

https://www.marieclaire.com/beauty/g29244923/wine-themed-beauty-makeup-skincare/

 

10 Things You Should Know About Blue Moon

Here are 10 more things you should know about Blue Moon.

https://vinepair.com/articles/blue-moon-beer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=03852b0e7a-OCT_16_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-03852b0e7a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-03852b0e7a-38937345&mc_cid=03852b0e7a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

10 Mouthwatering Desserts To Make With Leftover Wine

Sneak a little leftover wine into one of these desserts to cap off a meal, or snack on one of these treats in the middle of the day.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/10-mouthwatering-desserts-to-make-with-leftover-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=03852b0e7a-OCT_16_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-03852b0e7a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-03852b0e7a-38937345&mc_cid=03852b0e7a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

WHY SOMMELIERS NEED TO LEARN ABOUT NON-ALCOHOLIC ALTERNATIVES TO WINE

Still wine sales have fallen by three million nine-litre cases within the last year. Meanwhile, sales of low ABV alternatives to wine, beer, and spirits have grown rapidly in recent years, although still make up less than 5% of the alcoholic drinks market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/sommeliers-need-to-be-educated-on-low-abv-alternatives-to-wine-and-spirits-say-new-drinks-brands/

 

Why Wine Country isn’t attracting Millennials

Napa Valley, capital of wine tourism in California, pinnacle of New World luxury hooch, has a Millennial problem

https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/Why-Wine-Country-isn-t-attracting-Millennials-14520897.php

 

Discovering the mountain wines of Valle d’Aosta

The Valle d’Aosta is about as extreme as Italian winemaking gets.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/really-high-in-italy-discovering-the-mountain-wines-of-valle-d-aosta

 

The Unknown Volcanic Wines of Pompeii

The city is home to innovative wineries and picturesque vineyards that thrive in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine-regions/italy/pompeii-volcanic-wines

 

What You Need to Know About Sulfites

Sulfites are found in most wines and have attracted much attention, resulting in several myths.

https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2019/10/15/three-myths-about-sulfites-in-wine

 

How to Pair Sweet Wines with Savory Foods

When it comes to enjoying a meal, all food and wine pairings are about balance. “A little bit of sweet makes salty food taste better.

https://guide.michelin.com/us/en/washington/washington-dc/article/features/sweet-wine-pairing-savory-food#

 

Stop, you can’t pop: prosecco Pringles seized in Italy

“identity theft” after hundreds of tubes of prosecco-flavoured Pringles were seized from a supermarket chain in the Veneto region.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/16/stop-you-cant-pop-prosecco-pringles-seized-in-italy

Charles Smith Debuts POPUP Sparkling Wine

Just in Time for the Holidays, Winemaker Charles Smith Debuts POPUP – a Modern, Spirited and Effortless New Sparkling Wine

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=221057

7 Regions Define New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Even though New Zealand (NZ) produces just 1% of the world’s wine, it still reigns as the “Sauvignon Blanc capital of the world.

https://winefolly.com/review/new-zealand-sauvignon-blanc/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

Baileys debuts Red Velvet

Baileys Red Velvet has been created in partnership with the founders of US bakery Georgetown Cupcake,

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/baileys-debuts-red-velvet-liqueur-in-us/

How Herbicides are Developed for Vineyards

Without spending some time in the vineyard, it is hard to understand the day to day challenges growers face when combating agricultural pests.

http://www.academicwino.com/2019/10/herbicide-developed-for-vineyards.html/

 

A Quick Guide to Amphora-Aged Wine

Amphorae have been experiencing a renaissance across the globe and can now be seen in places like the United States and Australia.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/16/a-quick-guide-to-amphora-aged-wine/

 

Why port wine is still made by stomping grapes

It is a very traditional and labor-intensive method, yet it is still the one producing the finest ports. Why is that?

https://www.insider.com/port-wine-made-by-stomping-grapes-douro-portugal-2019-10

 

 

Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About

It might just expose you to your new favorite bottle or producer.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/helpful-wine-terminology-guide/

 

 

All About Natural Wines

Natural wines aren’t like regular wines. Regular wines are made using industrial farming techniques on a massive scale.

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/what-you-need-to-know-about-natural-wine

 

Demeter joined with Salmon-Safe

New partnership to enhance water quality protection and wildlife habitat restoration on Biodynamic farms

https://salmonsafe.org/demeter/

 

Meet Germany’s Three Great Pinots

If you think you know Pinot from Burgundy in France or Pinot Grigio in Italy, prepare to have your eyes opened.

https://vinepair.com/articles/meet-germanys-three-great-pinots-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a8285785be-OCT_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a8285785be-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a8285785be-38937345&mc_cid=a8285785be&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How Championship Teams Get Their Championship Wines

A well-balanced wine in a commemorative bottle could be what you need to toast the championship win for your favorite sports team

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/17/sport-championship-wine-bottles/

 

Ever wondered why your wine is weeping?

For centuries, scientists have pondered the “tears” that form in wine glasses. Now they think they know how it happens.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614479/ever-wondered-why-your-wine-is-weeping-blame-shock-waves/

 

What’s a wine cave? The 5 best underground experiences on the Central Coast

By avoiding artificial cooling, you also avoid drying out the air, which dries out the barrels and leads to unwanted evaporation of wine.

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/living/food-drink/wine-beer/article233181121.html

 

Why It’s Worth Knowing Who Imported Your Wine

Looking to try an unfamiliar wine—with the reassurance that you’re getting a quality bottle? Check the back label for the name of the importer. Here are a few you can trust to offer wines of character

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-its-worth-knowing-who-imported-your-wine-11571329703

 

What You Need to Know About Cognac vs Armagnac

In Western France, the regions of Cognac and Armagnac produce some of the world’s most venerated grape brandies.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/17/cognac-armagnac-guide/

 

5 Wine Trends You Need To Know

Consider these your wine headline cliff notes

https://pasorobleswineries.net/5-wine-trends-you-need-to-know/

 

Sherry is Dying, Pass the Port

Despite rumors of a resurrection, Sherry’s slow but assured demise looks more certain than ever.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/10/sherry-is-dying-pass-the-port

 

Champagne vending machine appears – the start of a trend?

The Lexington Hotel in New York City has become the latest venue to install a Moët & Chandon vending machine.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/news/another-champagne-vending-machine-appears-start-trend

 

NH Employee Fired By Liquor Commission Over Role in Bootlegging Sting Gets $34,000 Settlement

The dispute stems from a transaction made in February 2018, when Boes rang up a series of cash sales for more than $24,000 worth of Hennessy cognac for a customer.

https://www.nhpr.org/post/employee-fired-liquor-commission-over-role-bootlegging-sting-gets-34000-settlement#stream/0

 

 

America’s Favorite Wine Grapes

What do Zinfandel, Riesling, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc all have in common? Well, for a start, none of them even make the top 10 of America’s favorite wine grapes.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/10/americas-favorite-wine-grapes?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=5eafc36a6c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_18_08_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-5eafc36a6c-64683881

 

Bud Light brewer Anheuser-Busch accuses MillerCoors of stealing its beer recipes

Bud Light brewer is accusing its rival of stealing secret recipes for its beers, including Michelob Ultra and Bud Light.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/18/bud-lights-parent-accuses-millercoors-of-stealing-its-beer-recipes.html

 

Why You Should Be Drinking Spanish Wine

Our Vote for the World’s Most Underrated Wine Country? Spain!

https://www.askmen.com/food_booze/booze/why-you-should-be-drinking-spanish-wine.html

 

9 Things You Should Know About Vega Sicilia

Bodegas Vega Sicilia is considered the crown jewel of Spanish wines. Since its founding in 1864, the winery has brought international acclaim to Ribera del Duero

https://vinepair.com/articles/vega-sicilia-spain-wine/

 

Michelob Was Really Early to This Whole Marketing ‘Beer as Wellness’ Trend

When Anheuser-Busch first rolled out Michelob Ultra across the U.S. in 2002, the pitch to the nation’s weight watchers was simple: Sip this beer if you want to ditch carbs.

https://fortune.com/2019/10/19/michelob-beer-wellness-marketing/

 

Dissecting the Double Standard of Wine Moms v. Beer Dads

“Women are often judged too harshly for engaging in certain activities or having certain emotions,”

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dissecting-double-standard-wine-moms-220044943.html

 

Decoding Vintage Champagne: When to Buy What

Purchasing a bottle of vintage Champagne (wine made from grapes harvested in the same year) and only in years deemed worthy by the winemakers can be wrought with confusion.

https://fortune.com/longform/buying-guide-vintage-champagne/

 

Even in Napa, there is no ‘Whole Foods’ craze for organic wine. Why?

Some of the most famous wineries in the world use organically grown grapes, he said, but don’t outwardly advertise that fact.

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/even-in-napa-there-is-no-whole-foods-craze-for/article_14689789-ba28-5726-abd9-3bd024f1e311.html

 

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