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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

01-23-2023

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

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Does Alcohol Really Work Like Truth Serum?

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

What Will Consumers Be Drinking in 2023?

Sake producers branch out into vodka

Japanese breweries are turning their hands to making craft vodka, amidst fears for global sake sales.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/sake-producers-branch-out-into-vodka/

The 22 Best Non-Alcoholic Beers (2023)

Low- and no-alcohol beers may be drops in the proverbial bucket of total U.S. beer sales, but the market continues to explode with options as the category continues to expand.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-non-alcoholic-beers/

Stressed Out Vines Could Make for Happier Drinkers, According to Science

The topic of wine and health has always been a tumultuous one, with claims circulating in both directions causing a mess of confusion

https://vinepair.com/articles/vine-stress-happier-drinkers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=526277b8a2-January_03_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-526277b8a2-38937345&mc_cid=526277b8a2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What Percentage of Americans Drink Alcohol?

 The percentage of U.S. adults aged 18 and older who say they drink alcohol averaged 63% over the past two years, whereas 36% described themselves as “total abstainers.”

https://news.gallup.com/poll/467507/percentage-americans-drink-alcohol.aspx

The Difference Between Cheap Wines And Value Wines

When we say cheap wine, we mean cheap. That $4 bottle might seem like a steal, but it’s usually not a risk worth taking. There’s a reason those wines run only a few bucks.

https://www.thedailymeal.com/1154225/the-difference-between-cheap-wines-and-value-wines/

Mexican Beer Must-Haves, According to Suds Experts

But there’s a lot more to Mexican beer and brewing history than those simplifications.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/01/02/best-mexican-beer/

How To Find The Perfect Wine According To Your Taste?

Selecting the perfect wine for your taste can be a daunting task. With so many varietals, it’s often difficult to know where to begin.

https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/how-to-find-the-perfect-wine-according-to-your-taste/

What Does ‘Reserve’ Mean On A Wine Label?

The first thing consumers need to understand is that “reserve” isn’t a regulated term on U.S. wine labels

https://www.tastingtable.com/1153816/what-does-reserve-mean-on-a-wine-label/

Wine Labels and their Discontents

They say that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but people do exactly that all the time.

https://wineeconomist.com/2023/01/04/transparency-2/

The Origin Of Florence, Italy’s Wine Windows

Wine windows are, at their heart, exactly what they sound like: windows for wine, and they have been around for a very long time.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1140313/the-origin-of-florence-italys-wine-windows/

Worried about your drinking? Here’s how to check it

There are lots of great reasons to decide to go “dry” in January and give up alcohol.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/02/health/dry-january-tips-wellness/index.html

Biodynamic, Organic, Natural Wines “Explained”

If you don’t farm, these concepts are hard to explain.

https://craigcamp.com/journal/2022/12/28/biodynamic-organic-natural-wines-explained

Get to Know Grappa, the Fragrant Italian Liquor

This poor man’s drink has drifted from its modest origins.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/01/03/grappa-guide/

Tequila exports hit new record in 2022

It was a knockout year for Tequila as exports jumped to record-breaking highs in 2022.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/tequila-exports-hit-new-record-in-2022/

A Guide To The Central Italy Wine Regions

If you have always wanted to know more about the most famous Central Italy wine regions, keep reading.

https://glassofbubbly.com/a-guide-to-the-central-italy-wine-regions/

Why You Should Only Buy Half-Bottles of Vermouth

Just as wine’s flavor begins to change after the cork is popped, vermouth starts to oxidize as soon as the bottle is opened.

https://vinepair.com/articles/half-bottle-vermouth-hack/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4edab72136-January_04_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4edab72136-38937345&mc_cid=4edab72136&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Supermarkets launching all-out push for wine sales in CT

Buying wine in a supermarket counts as one of those activities we do in other states, which causes us to wonder, why can’t we have that in Connecticut?]

https://www.ctinsider.com/politics/article/supermarket-wine-sales-beer-17691431.php

Study finds sugary drinks could be connected to male hair loss

Links between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and the onset of baldness in men have been unveiled in a Nutrients journal study in China.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/study-finds-sugary-drinks-could-be-connected-to-male-hair-loss/

Scientists create new category of non-alcoholic ‘spirit’

Neuroscientists have created a new category of non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ designed to mimic the feel-good effects of alcohol.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2023/01/scientists-create-new-category-of-non-alcoholic-spirit/

What can we expect from wine in 2023? Climate chaos will decide

For wine writers, it’s typical to start the year with a column suggesting trends and making predictions about what the hot regions and bottles will be.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-what-can-we-expect-from-wine-in-2023-climate-chaos-will-decide/

New Year, New Marketing Claim: Why ‘Low-Sugar’ Wine Labels Are Misleading

So, while it’s not untrue to label a bottle of wine as a “low-sugar” product, it’s a misnomer at best and misleading at worst.

https://vinepair.com/articles/no-sugar-wines-marketing-claim/

Don’t Trust ‘Sugar-Free’ Wine

Focus primarily on flavor when picking out a bottle.

https://thetakeout.com/dont-trust-sugar-free-wine-low-sugar-wine-labels-1849959364

Prosecco beats champagne in EU exports

Eurostat 2021 data: +43% share for Italian wine, 273M liters exported

https://www.efanews.eu/item/28259-prosecco-beats-champagne-in-eu-exports.html

Neurosurgeon reveals how long it really takes for alcohol to leave your system

An Ohio-based doctor has issued a warning to make people aware of how long it really takes for one’s liver to metabolize one drink.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/neurosurgeon-reveals-how-long-it-really-takes-for-alcohol-to-leave-your-system/

Everything You Need to Know About Burgundy Wines and Which Bottles to Pour Now

Less than 5% of French wine comes from Burgundy, but don’t let this region’s size fool you.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/01/04/best-burgundy-wine/

Chianti 101: galestro and alberese soils.

Note how the galestro is almost yellow in color while the alberese is nearly white.

https://dobianchi.com/2023/01/05/difference-schist-shale-wine/

8 Bucket-List Drinks Spots Around the World

With all the distilleries around the world, how do you decide which ones to explore?

https://www.winemag.com/2023/01/05/coolest-bars-around-world/

Why prosecco sales are booming

Prosecco sales are booming, helped by people celebrating the new year with the affordable bubbly, according to Liz Paquette, head of insights for online alcohol retailer Drizly.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/lifestyle/prosecco-sales-are-booming/

SHOULD WINE REVIEWS COMMENT ON THE PACKAGING?

How does that package attract or repel them? How much useful information does it convey? And in the case of a decision to cover the cork in plastic, how much trouble does it cause when opening the wine?

https://carlgiavanticonsulting.com/should-wine-reviews-comment-on-the-packaging/

What Will Consumers Be Drinking in 2023?

Champagne and white Burgundy put in notable performances in 2022, but with their prices remaining strong, I expect lesser known wine regions, such as Sicily and the Maremma, will gain more attention in 2023.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2023/01/06/expert-editorial-what-will-consumers-be-drinking-in-2023

QR Codes are as good as gold. You just have to commit to mining it.

QR codes – like the digital “silver bullets” known as eCommerce and SMS messaging that came before – often fail to live up to the hype for wine brands.

https://www.wineindustrynetwork.com/c/somm-says?fid=gbQwPlNWm2v1iwi3&utm_source=wineindustrynetwork.com&utm_medium=website

How to Drink Your Way Through Disney World

Whether you fancy a rum-spiked, Star Wars-themed concoction or a perfectly poured pint of craft beer, Disney’s drink scene is not to be missed.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/01/06/disney-drinking-guide/

The Process To Look For When Buying Non-Alcoholic Wines

Wine without alcohol isn’t just grape juice.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1159182/the-process-to-look-for-when-buying-non-alcoholic-wines/

How To Pair Bourbon With Your Kentucky Fried Chicken Order

Pairings, it seems, aren’t just for food and wine anymore.

https://www.mashed.com/1158151/how-to-pair-bourbon-with-your-kentucky-fried-chicken-order/

The Thai Region Wine Lovers Should Keep An Eye On

There’s one Thai region in particular that wine enthusiasts should definitely add to their bucket list. Can you guess where it is?

https://www.tastingtable.com/1154800/the-thai-region-wine-lovers-should-keep-an-eye-on/

Does Prosecco Really Cause The Worst Hangovers?

But there is one little thing that gives credence to the hangover reputation – in fact, it’s a whole lot of little things sparkling, dancing, and singing in your pretty chilled tulip glass.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1160321/does-prosecco-really-cause-the-worst-hangovers/

Everything You Need To Know About Vermouth

Vermouth is fortified wine infused with the flavors of various herbs, plants, and spices, depending on the producer.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1157374/everything-you-need-to-know-about-vermouth/

14 Tips On How To Cook With Alcohol

Alcohol intensifies flavors and elevates ingredients while adding a distinct taste and even texture to a dish

https://www.mashed.com/1158066/tips-on-how-to-cook-with-alcohol/

Non-alcoholic drinks ‘can increase cravings’, says expert

Drinking low or no alcohol alternatives this Dry January can induce cravings for the real thing, an addiction specialist has claimed.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/non-alcoholic-drinks-can-increase-cravings-says-expert/

Experts warn against pouring Baileys down the sink

Quite apart from the fact that it’s incredibly wasteful, there is another very good reason why you should avoid pouring Baileys down the sink.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/experts-warn-against-pouring-baileys-down-the-sink-after-christmas/

Five times Hollywood films have influenced beer sales

Can TV and film influence what we’re drinking? There is compelling evidence to suggest that’s the case. After all, everyone and their uncle hated Merlot after Sideways hit theatres, and cult classic Lost in Translation put Suntory whisky back on the map. It’s no wonder companies are investing in product placement more than ever before.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/five-times-hollywood-films-have-influenced-beer-sales/

10 gardening hacks using leftover beer

Beer is, quite often, the solution, but not just to drink but also to use in your garden too. Here, db shares 10 inventive green-fingered hacks, gathered from horticultural sources, on how to use leftover Christmas beer in January to help your garden thrive in time for spring.

Close-up of hand holding beer bottle against sky. Cropped image of mid adult man is enjoying alcohol in yard. Focus is on limb during sunny day. Man has tattoo in his forearm.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/10-gardening-hacks-using-leftover-beer/

Can corks make wine more astringent?

Suberic acid appears to be the compound in micro-agglomerate corks that is associated with astringency.

https://www.therealreview.com/2023/01/09/can-corks-make-wine-more-astringent/

GREEK WINES (VARIETIES AND APPELLATIONS) 10 Most Popular

There are many delicious Greek wines to choose from! Greece is home to a number of indigenous grape varieties that are used to produce a wide range of wine styles. Some popular Greek wines include:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/01/09/greek-wines-varieties-and-appellations-10-most-popular/

Long-term negative trends for wine in the USA

The USA puts alcohol under the control of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), instead. So, it is this latter department that we must consult about data concerning trends in U.S. wine production.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2023/01/long-term-negative-trends-for-wine-in.html

New 90+ NA

Boston’s Latitude Beverage has entered the non-alcoholic wine market with Délure Zero, a new offering from the French low-alcohol brand. Déluré Zero is a sparkling rosé made with Grenache grapes sourced from the South of France with the alcohol removed from the fully vinted wine. Each 8-ounce serving has 35 calories and the wine is now available in select markets for a suggested price of $15 a bottle.

In the Shadow of Rome, 3 Ancient Grape Varieties Stage a Comeback

Along with returning to tradition and taking advantage of the excellent land and climate, Lazio winemakers wish to capitalize on Rome’s enormous wine tourism potential, long left untapped

https://www.winemag.com/2023/01/09/rome-ancient-grapes/

Ca’ del Bosco: a winery with traditional values and vivacious design

Italian brand is adding extra sparkle to the international wine scene

https://www.theweek.co.uk/arts-life/food-drink/959179/ca-del-bosco-winery-franciacorta-italy

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

Here are 11 of the cheapest full-calorie American macro beers, ranked from worst (never drink again) to best (fine, I’ll have one more).

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-cheap-american-beers-ranked-from-awful-to-drinabkle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1f0058c7da-January_11_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1f0058c7da-38937345&mc_cid=1f0058c7da&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine Hits the Language Barrier

Does the language of wine create a barrier to entry for consumers?

https://wineeconomist.com/2023/01/10/lingo/

Does Being an Industry Pro Blow Out Your Palate?

The good news: Drinking like an industry professional will not necessarily dull a palate over time. However, it does change how tastes are perceived.

https://vinepair.com/articles/industry-pro-palate-blowout/

Is wine good for your skin?

Skincare fanatics, raise your glasses. New developments in the cosmetics industry indicate red wine could be good for your skin, as both an active ingredient and a drink.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/is-wine-good-for-your-skin/

Is Wine Good For You? Sorting Facts from Fiction

Is wine good for you or not?

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/is-wine-good-for-you-facts-vs-fiction/

Natural Wine, Hangovers, and the Science of Post-Drinking Misery

Is there any research to support the idea that natural wine results in no hangover?

https://thetakeout.com/natural-wine-hangovers-science-of-post-drinking-misery-1849968227

Does Alcohol Really Work Like Truth Serum?

As the saying goes, “in vino veritas”. But are you actually more likely to speak your mind when you’re drunk?

https://www.iflscience.com/does-alcohol-really-work-like-truth-serum-67018

Italian wine producers slam Ireland’s ‘alarmist’ health warning labels

Italian wine producers have objected strongly to Ireland’s plan to require health warning labels on wine bottles, outlining the links between alcohol and fatal cancers, after the move was approved by the EU Commission.

https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/italy-wine-producers-oppose-ireland-health-warning-labels.html

The Great Grapes of Sicily

 Sicily’s wines are produced about 80% from native grapes and white wines lead the charts at 60% of the island’s production, mostly found on the western side.  The eastern side of Sicily is more red wine based.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2023/01/Sicilys-red-and-white-grapes.html

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

01-09-2023

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

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Prosecco DOCG launches Green Academy and Wine Tourism lab

The Academy will study the most urgent environmental topics, and apply them to the region specifically.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/30983/Prosecco_DOCG_launches_Green_Academy_and_Wine_Tourism_lab.html

What Martha Stewart Says To Do When A Dinner Guest Brings Wine

It’s common practice to bring a host a small token of gratitude when you are invited to a dinner or holiday party.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1136846/what-martha-stewart-says-to-do-when-a-dinner-guest-brings-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

Diet Coke Can Make You Drunk Faster Than Regular Coke — Here’s the Science Behind It

Turns out that the theory is indeed supported by science. Here’s why, according to a recent article by The Mirror.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/diet-coke-drunk-faster/

Liquid Insights: Latest Trends in Mixology and Wine

Let’s look at what trend-forward locations were doing in 2022 that can highlight opportunities heading into 2023.

https://modernrestaurantmanagement.com/liquid-insights-latest-trends-in-mixology-and-wine/

New Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand winery Yealands Wines is launching Lighter Sauvignon Blanc, the newest addition to its list of sustainable wines. Its inaugural 2022 vintage was made using grapes from select parcels of Sauvignon Blanc at the winery’s Awatere and Wairau Valley vineyards. The vines in question are managed to maintain a low sugar level, resulting in low-alcohol wine—in this case 9% abv. It’s available now nationwide for a suggested $16 a bottle, imported by Palm Bay International.

University of Minnesota releases new white wine grape varietal: Clarion

Grape growers and wine lovers take note: The University of Minnesota is releasing its sixth cold-hardy wine grape, Clarion.

https://www.minnesotauncorked.com/university-of-minnesota-white-wine-grape-varietal-clarion/

New Whiskey

Writers’ Tears Irish whiskey, part of Walsh Whiskey, has launched Red Head, the latest limited release from the brand. The single malt Irish whiskey is bottled at 46% abv and is matured in Oloroso-seasoned Sherry casks, lending the whiskey a reddish hue and representing the source of its name. Red Head carries a suggested price of $70 a 750-ml. and is available in 22 states across the U.S. in limited quantities. Writers’ Tears is imported by San Francisco-based Hotaling & Co.

Spumante: Your Guide To The Italian Sparkling Wine

To put Spumante into your bottle of Italian sparkling wine, you don’t need to have grown it in a specific region, with a specific grape variety, or even use a specific fermentation technique. As long as it was grown and produced in Italy, you can put Spumante on your label.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/spumante-your-guide-to-the-italian-sparkling-wine-1671643688467

9 Drinks Trends to Leave in 2022

With bars and restaurants across the country open at full capacity and without mask mandates for the first time since April 2020, this year bore witness to multiple bar innovations that have been almost two years in the making.

https://vinepair.com/articles/worst-drinks-trends-2022/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=87bd4a1e79-December_23_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-87bd4a1e79-38937345&mc_cid=87bd4a1e79&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

These Three Shots Were Ordered the Most in 2022 — And One Might Surprise You

While it’s been years since LMFAO recorded “Shots” with Lil Wayne, we won’t judge if you’re still knocking back tequila to that familiar tune.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/top-ordered-shots-2022/

Four in five people have purchased wine based on what the label looks like

Some 85% of people said that they had purchased a bottle of wine in the past primarily based on the appearance of the label, data from online wine marketplace Vivino has revealed.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/12/four-in-five-people-have-purchased-wine-based-on-what-the-label-looks-like/

Wine Is Getting Pricier Thanks to a Logistical Nightmare

Supply chain issues, drought, and war are conspiring to make it way more expensive to produce the drink around the world.

https://www.wired.com/story/wine-is-getting-pricier-thanks-to-a-logistical-nightmare/

Decanter bookmarks: Things to read, watch and listen to for wine lovers

Every month the Decanter team selects the best books, podcasts, films and shows for wine lovers.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/the-editors-blog/decanter-bookmarks-what-to-read-watch-and-listen-to-this-month-459552/

This New Coffee Table Book Tells the True History of Champagne Through 100 Iconic Bottles

The bubbly wine’s origins are less romantic than you think.

https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/impossible-collection-champagne-assouline-1234788450/

What Makes Gewürztraminer Wine Unique?

Gewürztraminer is a wine grape grown all over the world, but is originally found in the Trentino-Alto Adige region in Northern Italy and is now widely grown in the Alsace region in France, as well as in Germany

https://www.tastingtable.com/1147492/what-makes-gewurztraminer-wine-unique/

Petit Verdot Explained: Why This Red Wine Should Be on Your Radar

Petit Verdot doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

https://www.foodandwine.com/petit-verdot-wine-guide-6944830

Susumaniello Is The Italian Wine Variety You’re Likely Missing Out On

Susmaniello grapes hail from Italy’s southern Salice Salento province and are one of the world’s rarest varieties used to make wine, according to Wine Searcher.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1142475/susumaniello-is-the-italian-wine-variety-youre-likely-missing-out-on/

Everything You Need To Know About Merlot Wine

In blind-tasting testing, merlot and cabernet sauvignon can occasionally be confused, and they are frequently combined in red wine mixes. Despite coming from different varietals, the two wines do have the same ancestor: Cabernet Franc.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/everything-you-need-to-know-about-merlot-wine-1671814686746

More sweet wines and fewer pinot noirs? What climate change could mean for wine lovers

Sweeter wines, with higher alcohol content? For some this might sounds like the makings of a great night out, albeit with a much less pleasant morning after.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/130733239/more-sweet-wines-and-fewer-pinot-noirs-what-climate-change-could-mean-for-wine-lovers

You Shouldn’t Turn Your Nose Up At Boxed Wine. Here’s Why

Just because boxed wine is cheap doesn’t mean it is of lesser quality. The reputation boxed wines have accumulated could very well be unfair, according to Wine Cooler Direct, as some great wines are packaged in boxes — with plenty of benefits to pouring wine out of boxes instead of bottles.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1143788/you-shouldnt-turn-your-nose-up-at-boxed-wine-heres-why/

This Is The World’s Oldest Non-Alcoholic Beer Brand

Humans have been making beer for a long time.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1148064/this-is-the-worlds-oldest-non-alcoholic-beer-brand/

Does Storing Wine Bottles Horizontally Actually Make A Difference?

But should you store your wine standing straight up or on its side? The answer might surprise you.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1144006/does-storing-wine-bottles-horizontally-actually-make-a-difference/

The Most Viral Booze Stories of 2022, Ranked

Between reality TV squabbles, soda-infused pepperoni pizza, and a beer-drinking horse promoted to village mayor, there was no shortage of interesting and wacky news to fill the past 12 months.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-viral-alcohol-stories-2022/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4b912968d6-December_28_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4b912968d6-38937345&mc_cid=4b912968d6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What Can You Expect from Wine in 2023?

Wines sales are slowing; the big question is how long the dip will last

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-can-you-expect-from-wine-in-2023

6 Wine Industry Trends to Watch in 2023

In the coming year, the wine world will respond to climate change and generational shifts

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/6-wine-industry-trends-to-watch-in-2023/

The Changing Demographics and Preferences of Wine Consumers

What are you drinking these days?

https://www.theexaminernews.com/the-changing-demographics-and-preferences-of-wine-consumers/

Alexa, Google, or Siri — Which Digital Assistant Provides the Best Wine Advice? Somms Decide.

If you’re in a restaurant and have a question about wine when ordering your food, all you have to do is ask your server or the sommelier. But what if you’re having people over for the evening or chatting with friends and need a quick answer to a wine question?

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-virtual-sommelier/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4b912968d6-December_28_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4b912968d6-38937345&mc_cid=4b912968d6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A Visual Guide to Whiskey Maturation

It’s no secret that whiskey improves and evolves with time in-barrel.

https://vinepair.com/articles/whiskey-aging-evolution-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4b912968d6-December_28_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4b912968d6-38937345&mc_cid=4b912968d6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What Does ‘Angel’s Share’ Mean in Spirits?

The phrase has been used by distillers for centuries but became more popular in the 1970s.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/12/27/angels-share-meaning/

Dangerous dinner: Chemicals in our food

FDA tested more than 300 foods and found levels of heavy metals in foods like leafy greens to potato chips

https://www.wmar2news.com/news/local-news/dangerous-dinner-chemicals-in-our-food

Producers getting better at making alcohol-free beer and wine: Here’s how it’s done

What’s behind the big boom in this side of the industry? And where might it go from here?

https://phys.org/news/2022-12-alcohol-free-beer-wine.html

The Science Behind Why Your Wine Smells Like Farts

If you happen upon a bottle that reeks of overcooked cabbage, you don’t need to pretend that it’s some special nuanced aroma that your nose is too unsophisticated to appreciate.

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9 Things You Should Know About Harvey’s Bristol Cream

Harvey’s Bristol Cream forged a lane of its own within the category, becoming a staple among the royals and a notable holiday beverage.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-harveys-bristol-cream/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8bacee05d2-December_29_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8bacee05d2-38937345&mc_cid=8bacee05d2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Worst Type Of Wine To Order With Spicy Food

Learning to pair food with wine can make your dining experience nicer, especially if you are going out to eat for a celebration or on a date.

https://www.thedailymeal.com/1149900/the-worst-type-of-wine-to-order-with-spicy-food/

How A Bourbon’s Proof Will Change The Type Of Food It Pairs Best With

Food and wine pairing is an established practice, one that dates back more than 6,000 years, according to Science of Cooking.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1150439/how-a-bourbons-proof-will-change-the-type-of-food-it-pairs-best-with/

The 10 Best Vermouth Brands, Ranked

Quality vermouth is a must-have for your home bar. The fortified wine is used to make classic cocktails like the Martini, Negroni, Manhattan, and countless others.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1149929/the-best-vermouth-brands-ranked/

As my wine glass gently weeps

Beyond the physical glass, aficionados are often tempted to swirl their wine, and comment on its “legs” as an indicator of quality. Also dubbed “tears”, “fingers” and even “church windows”, this is the ring of drops that forms near the top of your glass, and it is rooted in physics.

https://physicsworld.com/a/as-my-wine-glass-gently-weeps/

Dramatic Readings of Wine Labels Turn Every Bottle Into a Party

Every time you open a bottle of wine, someone at the table or at the picnic table or at the beach towel or wherever you happen to be should, in the most entertaining way they can muster, read the label aloud.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dramatic-readings-wine-labels/

The Fermentation Method That Makes Crémant Different From Prosecco

For a sparkling wine to be classed as a crémant, it must be made in one of nine regions — eight in France and one in Luxembourg.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1149208/the-fermentation-method-that-makes-cremant-different-from-prosecco/

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Sensational Sicily

Understanding the region’s signature grapes and wines

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/sensational-sicily-a-guide-to-its-grapes-and-wines111522

Study: Young cannabis users drinking less alcohol

A new industry study found that 60 percent of cannabis users have cut back on alcohol consumption in the last 20 years.

https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/3762452-study-young-cannabis-users-drinking-less-alcohol/

Where? What? Why? Interrogating Lugana DOC

The Lugana DOC zone is anchored by beautiful Lake Garda in north-central Italy — a very good thing since grape vines are known to like to look at water and the lake influence is beneficial in many ways.

https://wineeconomist.com/2022/12/06/lugana/

The Fascinating History Of Italy’s Super Tuscan Wine

Super Tuscan’ refers to red Tuscan wines made from non-indigenous grapes – most notably Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/the-fascinating-history-of-italys-super-tuscan-wine-1670524291476

The 50 Best Spirits of 2022

This year brought us craft takes on classic styles, as well as limited-edition releases from legacy distillers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-50-best-spirits-of-2022/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0732b3374d-December_9_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0732b3374d-38937345&mc_cid=0732b3374d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why Champagne Pairs So Well With Steak

Champagne’s acidity complements the rich steak

https://www.tastingtable.com/1129961/why-champagne-pairs-so-well-with-steak/

Illegal Alcohol Shipping Has Become a Serious Problem

96% of the digital platforms accepted order and payment from a 15-year-old consumer.

https://beveragedynamics.com/2022/12/07/illegal-alcohol-shipping-dtc-direct-to-consumer/

Why are winemakers protesting in Bordeaux?

The largest winemaking protests for decades took place in Bordeaux this week, with over 1,000 winemakers from around the region driving their tractors into the city centre, and marching along the quays of the Garonne riverfront.

https://janeanson.com/why-are-winemakers-protesting-in-bordeaux

The 10 Best Aperitifs to Sip Before a Big Meal, According to Pros

Whether you’re enjoying a special-occasion feast at your favorite restaurant or a quiet dinner at home, tucking into a pre-dinner drink is a fun way to kick off a meal.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/12/06/best-aperitifs/

What Is Cooking Wine?

Choosing the right cooking wine can be tricky.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/12/05/cooking-wine/

What To Expect From Beaujolais Wine

A southern extension of Burgundy, Beaujolais came to be after Gamay was banished by Burgundy’s Duke in the late 14th century over suspicions of its incredible yields and short ripening season,

https://www.tastingtable.com/1127928/what-to-expect-from-beaujolais-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

Born in the U.S.A.: The Best American Whiskeys for Your Bar Cart

Although there is no internationally accepted definition for it, whiskey is generally defined as a “cereal-grain-based, non-neutral spirit which is usually aged in wood

https://www.winemag.com/2022/12/09/american-whiskey/

What is that egg shaped thing I am seeing in some wine cellars?

Concrete wine tanks are showing up in famous and not so famous cellars everywhere wine is being produced, including in well know French, California and even our local, northeast Ohio wineries.

https://www.starbeacon.com/opinion/columns/what-is-that-egg-shaped-thing-i-am-seeing-in-some-wine-cellars/article_73b32e30-7746-11ed-8234-43ed722ec626.html

7 Things You Should Know About Oban Whisky

Along the shore of the Firth of Lorn, one will find Oban, a small Scottish town now most notable for its namesake distillery.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-oban-whisky/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0c25aed4df-December_12_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0c25aed4df-38937345&mc_cid=0c25aed4df&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What gives you a wine hangover? It’s probably not the sulfites

No matter what type of reaction we’re talking about, other contributing factors make the anatomy of a hangover a complicated topic.

https://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/advice/2022/12/12/what-gives-you-a-wine-hangover-its-probably-not-the-sulfites.html

5 Brewing Innovations That Are Changing Craft Beer

The craft behind cryo hops, thiolized yeast and something called “Phantasm”

https://www.insidehook.com/article/booze/craft-beer-brewing-innovations

Wine Labeling Could be a Blessing in Disguise

The EU is introducing ingredient labeling for wine next year, and the rest of the world might not be far behind.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/12/wine-labeling-could-be-a-blessing-in-disguise

Winners and Losers in New Consumer Study on Nutritional and Ingredient Wine Labeling

When it comes to what consumers want to see on a wine label, new market research from the Wine Market Council collected in an online survey of 1,000 consumers shows there are winners and losers in nutritional or ingredient information and how it is presented.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/article/265250

Why you might soon be drinking more Swedish wine

Wine growers are eyeing up the Arctic provinces of Sweden, Norway and Finland for new plantings as possibilities open up due to climate change.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/12/why-you-might-soon-be-drinking-more-swedish-wine/

Is Los Angeles the True Birthplace of American Wine?

In a new documentary special, SOMM TV explores the roots of California’s wine culture.

https://www.foodandwine.com/los-angeles-wine-6890259

What Is Barley Wine? Origin, Uses And Types

Barley Wine (also known as barleywine) is actually a beer. The full-bodied strong brew has a rich copper to dark red-brown hue and a medium hoppiness. A considerable amount of malt contributes to the beer’s nutty, toasted, caramel flavours, while hops and yeast offer background flavour and body.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/what-is-barley-wine-origin-uses-and-types-1670954260569

“Round” Wine Has Lost Its Edge

“Round” once sparked a raft of sensuous terms to describe wine. Now that rough edges are de rigueur, is the term a relic of the past?

https://punchdrink.com/articles/round-wine-etymology/

Our Spiritual Drink: A History of Wine and the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, over and over and over again throughout history, has made critical contributions to winemaking and wine drinking

https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2022/12/14/catholic-church-wine-history-244305

Ice Wine: A Popular Drink Dubbed As “Liquid Gold”

Ice wine, most famously produced in Canada, is about as sweet as wine gets. This is because it is made from grapes that were naturally frozen while still on the grapevine. Allowing grapes to freeze while still on the vine will only freeze the water condensed within the grape.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/ice-wine-a-popular-drink-dubbed-as-liquid-gold-1671031608473

Your Guide to Pairing Non-Alcoholic Wine with Everything from Cheese to Oysters

But, before we get to the pairings, here’s a brief look at NA wine basics.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/12/15/non-alcoholic-wine-pairing-tips/

TTB Releases Updated Social Media Advertising Guidelines

The new guidance also clarifies that the same rules apply to all forms of social media advertising, including social media “likes” and third-party content that is reposted or “liked” by an industry member.

https://www.alcohol.law/index.php?/digest/ttb-releases-updated-social-media-advertising-guidelines

Can You Ship Alcohol? We Explain

The question “can you ship alcohol?” may sound straightforward, but, in the United States, it encompasses Talmudic complexities.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/12/16/ship-alcohol/

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TTB SPEAKS UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA

TTB’s previous social media industry circular went through the various categories of social media, citing such sites as Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Friendster and Flickr, and explained exactly what mandatory information was required and where it must appear.

https://www.beveragelaw.com/booze-rules/ttb-speaks-up-on-social-media

Chianti Region Debuts New Way to Classify Wine

For years they have been tossing around the idea of redistricting the Classico region in order to provide consumers with more information about its many subzones.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2022/11/18/chianti-region-debuts-new-way-to-classify-wine/?sh=3f59f2d2186f

Etna announces nine new contrade with map update

Consorzio Tutela Vini Etna DOC has announced the addition of nine new contrade following a project to update its map of the volcano.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/etna-announces-nine-new-contrade-with-map-update-492184/

New Smirnoff Ice

Diageo has launched Red, White, and Merry, a new seasonal variety pack for Smirnoff Ice. The new 12-pack includes three cans each of Smirnoff Ice’s Holiday Punch, Berry Punch, Citrus Punch, and Orchard Punch. All four flavors come in at 4.5% abv and the 12-pack retails for around $18, with individual 6-packs selling for around $9. Smirnoff Ice’s Red, White, and Merry pack is now available across the U.S. for a limited time.

Yes, You Can Pair Candy Canes with Wine

There are competing tales as to why peppermint-flavored striped sugar sticks were bent into a cane shape starting in the 1800s.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/21/candy-canes-wine-pairings/

Barbera d’Asti and Monferrato: A Welcoming Place for Wine

The area of Monferrato, which lies between the cities of Alessandria and Asti in the Piedmont region of Italy, captures the imagination with its castles and lush landscapes.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/22/barbera-dasti-and-monferrato-a-welcoming-place-for-wine/

How to Store Wine Properly, and Why It Matters

Okay, so you bought a bottle of wine. Now what? Unless you plan to pop it open ASAP, wine needs to be stored properly.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/22/how-to-store-wine/

The Green Heart of Italy: Umbria

Dubbed ‘the green heart of Italy” for its breathtaking biodiversity, the Umbria wine region stretches across rolling hills, wild forests, and pristine lakes bookended between the Apennine mountains.

https://lmarcher.com/2022/11/22/the-green-heart-of-italy-umbria/

Is Sparkling Wine Too Complicated?

The world of Sparkling Wine is one that is constantly growing and to stay on top of everything that is happening in the industry is a full-time job, but for the average consumer who just wants to enjoy some Sparkling Wine, is it made too complicated?

https://glassofbubbly.com/is-sparkling-wine-too-complicated/

Your Ultimate Guide To Fortified Wines And Their Uses

There are various sorts of fortified wines, each with its own laws. These restrictions cover the type of base wine, the type of base spirit, the range of alcohol by volume (ABV), the amount of sugar, and the time of age.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/your-ultimate-guide-to-fortified-wines-and-their-uses-1669317245777?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook

Does Wine Go Bad? An Explainer

There are so many ways we examine wine to determine how good it is and how much better it could be with aging

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/25/can-wine-go-bad/

The Complete History Of Franzia Wines

For nearly a century, the Franzia family has been delivering affordable, quality wine at a fraction of their competitors price, all while battling buy-outs, growing their clan, and overcoming family obstacles.

https://www.mashed.com/1111473/the-complete-history-of-franzia-wines/?utm_campaign=clip

The story behind an Italian retail icon: Eataly, London

Since landing in London, international Italian retailer Eataly has become one of the city’s gastronomic icons. Here, Olivia Vachon, marketing manager at Eataly London, talks us through what made it such a destination for lovers of Italian food

https://www.specialityfoodmagazine.com/food-and-drink/the-story-behind-eataly-london

12 Types Of Brandy, Explained

Brandy is a favorite spirit of many and is a chameleon that can have a multitude of flavor notes as myriad as the fermented fruits it can be made from

https://www.tastingtable.com/1113241/types-of-brandy-explained/?utm_campaign=clip

9 Things You Should Know About Glenmorangie

Among the many distilleries in Scotland, few are more historic than Glenmorangie.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-glenmorangie/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=136e6dfa7c-November_28_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-136e6dfa7c-38937345&mc_cid=136e6dfa7c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

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Beer For Dogs, Wine For Cats: How Drinks for Pets Became a Global Phenomenon

This year, the world’s largest beer company is offering Busch Turkey Broth Dog Brew, its second mass-market beer for dogs since its original pork-flavored dog beer hit the market in 2020.

https://vinepair.com/articles/drinks-for-pets-trend/

Behold the Michelada, the Beer Cocktail That Rules Brunch

Hailing from Mexico, the michelada has become a staple in bars across North America. And for good reason.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/28/best-michelada-recipe/

Here’s What Happened To The Wine Balloon After Shark Tank

The Wine Balloon works by lowering the deflated balloon into the wine bottle until it touches the wine.

https://www.mashed.com/1120987/heres-what-happened-to-the-wine-balloon-after-shark-tank/?utm_campaign=clip

A Guide to All Things Cognac

Whether you’re looking to enjoy Cognac as a digestif or mix it into a cocktail, it never hurts to have a bottle on your bar cart.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/29/best-cognac/

Have the original Super-Tuscans stood the test of time?

Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Tignanello… For lovers of Italian fine wine, the names trip off the tongue. But do these Super-Tuscan wines still live up to their billing? Susan Hulme MW tastes back through the decades

https://cluboenologique.com/story/super-tuscan-wine-report/

Top picks for Italian Wine Books

Here are some Italian wine book selections that are the perfect gifts to consider.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2016/12/Italian-wine-book-suggestions.html

How to Avoid the Worst Wines at the Grocery Store

Skip the hot and fuzzy flavors of spoiled wine with these shopping tips.

https://thetakeout.com/worst-wines-at-grocery-store-tips-to-select-best-bottle-1849835324

What Did Rudolf Steiner Actually Say?

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) is the Austrian who invented biodynamics.

https://www.thechalkreport.com/post/what-did-rudolf-steiner-actually-say

What Drink Trends Will Reign Supreme in 2023? Our Predictions

Can anyone ever know the future? Nope

https://www.winemag.com/2022/12/01/2023-drink-trends/

The 28 Best Gifts for Wine Lovers That Don’t Need to be Popped or Poured

Card decks, champagne sabers, and more — starting at just $10

https://people.com/best-gifts-for-wine-lovers-6832473

Which Cheap Wines Are Actually Good? Here’s How to Tell

You don’t have to break the bank to buy quality wine: We have an expert break down the difference between cheap and value beverages.

https://www.cnet.com/home/kitchen-and-household/which-cheap-wines-are-actually-good-heres-how-to-tell/

10 Great Movies That Perfectly Capture Our Love for Wine

Wine pairs so well with these movies

https://collider.com/movies-that-perfectly-capture-our-love-for-wine/

Cheese Has Its Own Cutthroat Version of the Court of Master Sommeliers

Different people can have different opinions on how delicious a cheese is, of course, but evaluation needs to be critical in order to advance the cheese industry as a whole within the specialty foods market.

https://vinepair.com/articles/cheese-expert-certification/

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Voters reject Question 3 and opt to keep rules for alcohol sellers the same

7 of the Biggest Gin Myths, Debunked

Five Ways to Gift Wrap a Wine Bottle

The Scientific Discovery That Changed The Art Of Wine Pairing Forever

Now, a “fifth sense” known as umami has become accepted by scientists, chefs, sommeliers, wine experts, and foodies across the board.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1083624/the-scientific-discovery-that-changed-the-art-of-wine-pairing-forever/?utm_campaign=clip

A Guide To The Northern Italy Wine Regions

If you have always wanted to know more about the most famous Northern Italy wine regions, keep reading.

https://glassofbubbly.com/a-guide-to-the-northern-italy-wine-regions/

6 Things You Should Know About Midori

With its vibrant, neon green hue, it’s no wonder Midori dominated in bars and nightclubs in the 1980s, when brilliantly colored cocktails were all the rage

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-midori-melon-liqueur-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7f47990874-November_7_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7f47990874-38937345&mc_cid=7f47990874&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The New Old Wine Bottle Technology

Conservative estimates say that glass bottles account for about 29 percent of a wine’s carbon pollution, but other estimates posit that the bottle is responsible for up to 70 percent of a wine’s impact.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/11/the-new-old-wine-bottle-technology

White Trumps Red for Wine Drinkers

The year might be heading towards winter, but people looking for wine on Wine-Searcher still have summer firmly on their minds.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/11/white-trumps-red-for-wine-drinkers

Tannins can make red wine undrinkable or delicious – what are they?

They can make your face pucker or add rich complexity – winemaker Jonathan Hesford explains their importance

https://www.connexionfrance.com/article/Mag/Food-and-Drink/Tannins-can-make-red-wine-undrinkable-or-delicious-what-are-they

Map of Etna DOC redrawn to include nine new territories

The map of the Etna DOC wine region has been updated to make it easier to identify the myriad contrade (districts or crus) on the slopes of the volcano, with nine new contrade identified as part of the process, taking the total to 142.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/11/map-of-etna-doc-redrawn-including-nine-new-territories/

The Urban Legend of Wade Boggs’ 107-Beer Flight

When Wade Boggs first took to the field at Fenway Park in 1982, he launched one of the most successful careers in baseball history.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wade-boggs-beer-flight/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=da157cc140-November_8_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-da157cc140-38937345&mc_cid=da157cc140&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Does Biodynamic Farming Improve Wine? Experts Weigh In

For decades, many wine lovers and producers discounted biodynamic farming as nothing more than pseudoscience.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/08/biodynamic-wine/

Prosecco Isn’t “Just Cheap Champagne” — Here’s the Difference

It can be confusing, given the ways these wines are talked about and marketed.

https://www.thekitchn.com/prosecco-vs-champagne-23458938

Question 3 fails, signaling a win for chain liquor retailers and a loss for package stores

Question 3 was a desperate measure by package stores to try to stop chain liquor retailers from edging them out of the market.

https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2022/11/09/question-3-massachusetts-liquor-retailers-package-stores/

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Voters reject Question 3 and opt to keep rules for alcohol sellers the same

The measure would have gradually doubled the total number of alcohol licenses a company can hold by 2031. It also would have tightened the cap on how many so-called “full” liquor licenses a business can own.

https://www.wbur.org/news/2022/11/09/massachusetts-ballot-question-3-alcohol-rules

What You Need to Know About the Santo di Montepulciano DOC

The DOC comes in several compositions, each of which leads to the creation of a sweet wine.

https://blog.xtrawine.com/en/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-santo-di-montepulciano-doc/

The 5 Red Wines You Absolutely Must Drink on Your Next Trip to Rome

Let’s explore all the wines you must try on your next trip to Rome, along with restaurants and wine bars to visit, ensuring you have the best Roman food and wine experience.

https://www.bighammerwines.com/blogs/news/the-5-red-wines-you-absolutely-must-drink-on-your-next-trip-to-rome

The 5 Enemies of Wine

These are the five enemies of wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/10/enemies-of-wine/

Coming of Age: Who was the real ‘Champagne Charlie’?

GENTLEMAN-ADVENTURER, US CIVIL WAR SPY (MAYBE), RIDER OF WHITE STALLIONS AND INSPIRER OF JAZZ STANDARDS – AS CHARLES HEIDSIECK MARKS 200 YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF ITS FOUNDER, WHO WAS THE ORIGINAL ‘CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE’?

https://luxurylondon.co.uk/taste/drink/champagne-charlie-charles-heidsieck/

7 of the Biggest Gin Myths, Debunked

To set the record straight, we debunked seven of the most common gin myths.

https://vinepair.com/articles/gin-myths-debunked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=54fc76a2cd-November_11_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-54fc76a2cd-38937345&mc_cid=54fc76a2cd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Best Irish Whiskey for Every Type of Drinker

Although Irish whiskey had nearly been wiped from existence in the 1970s, when only a mere three distilleries remained, Ireland’s signature whiskey has recently been on the upswing.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/11/best-irish-whiskey/

Everything You Need To Know About Marsala Wine

Marsala has a nutty, brown sugar flavor with dried fruit flavors and can range from gently sweet (dry) to highly sweet.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/everything-you-need-to-know-about-marsala-wine-1668187359809

How does music affect wine?

It’s not so much a matter of music affecting the taste of wine as influencing our perception of it.

https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/how-does-music-affect-the-taste-of-wine-20220922-p5bkaj.html

Five Ways to Gift Wrap a Wine Bottle

The following five gift wrap ideas give a wine bottle a festive and personalized touch.

https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-wrap-a-wine-bottle-6825913

A definition of wine aromas

The term “aroma” is pretty much self-evident: It is the smell of wine derived from grapes.

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/A-definition-of-wine-aromas

Meet Victoria James—the Sunshine State’s Sommelier

Once the world’s youngest sommelier, Victoria James is now changing the culture of restaurants.

https://flamingomag.com/2022/11/16/meet-victoria-james-the-sunshine-states-sommelier/

QR Code Regulations in the Beverage Alcohol Industry

QR codes are a solid line of communication with consumers and even if consumers decide they do not like the product or agree with the information, at least they had the good intention of seeking it out and evaluating it. In Dr. Frankl’s view, the QR code is a stimulus that consumers, in turn, respond to in making their decisions. It expands their freedom of choice.

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/qr-code-regulations-in-the-beverage-alcohol-industry/

All the Different Styles of Rye, Explained

Rye has been produced in the United States since the 1800s, when Scottish and Irish immigrants settled on the land now known as Pennsylvania and Maryland.

https://vinepair.com/articles/styles-of-rye-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3acd5dba2b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2022_11_17_01_59&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3acd5dba2b-38937345&mc_cid=3acd5dba2b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What’s in a vière?

Every now and then, you come across an invention that makes you wonder: why did no one think of this before?

https://traveltomorrow.com/this-mix-between-wine-and-beer-is-the-new-it-drink/

Champagne: the significance of disgorgement

In the last of her reflections following the publication of her 2022 Champagne Report, Essi Avellan MW considers the importance of a complex but integral topic: disgorgement

https://cluboenologique.com/story/champagne-disgorgement-date-importance-explained/

Yuengling Launches New Bongo Fizz Premium Beer with Hint of Mango Flavor

Bongo Fizz embodies tropical relaxation, making it the ideal beer for adults of legal drinking-age looking for a flavorful and refreshing beer that is perfect for many of life’s occasions.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/yuengling-launches-new-bongo-fizz-premium-beer-with-hint-of-mango-flavor/

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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

Sounds pretty good these days.

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Spanish Wine Scholar SWS-Wine Scholar Guild

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