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What Are ‘Lees’ in Wine?

Nebbiolo Finds its Footing Worldwide

Though greatly associated with its home region, astute winemakers elsewhere have also begun to identify ideal terroir for Nebbiolo.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/17/nebbiolo-australia-italy-guide/

 

Sunshine in a jar: Home-brewing my own dandelion wine

I’m ready to start concocting my first batch of bootlegged wine as I was following stay-at-home orders.

https://yorkblog.com/wandering/dandelion-wine-forage-home-brew/

 

19 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SWISS WINE

Swiss wine is one of Switzerland’s best-kept secrets, since it’s not widely known internationally as a wine-producing country.

https://swisswine.ch/en/news/19-interesting-facts-about-swiss-wine

 

Village can’t get name on wine

The tiny Swiss village of Champagne has lost another fight to get its name on the wine it produces,

https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/04/19/business/foreign-business/village-cant-get-name-on-wine/865490/

 

5 Tips to Become a Wine Connoisseur

Here are the five basic tips to becoming a wine connoisseur.

https://www.tasteterminal.com/2021/04/18/5-tips-to-become-a-wine-connoisseur/

 

Tuscany: One of Italy’s Most Famous Wine Regions

While Tuscany is comprised of more than 40 sub-regions, it’s best known for the regions of Chianti (Italy’s first official wine region created in 1716), Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. And, the grape of Tuscan is Sangiovese.

https://www.everwonderwine.com/blog/2021/2/27/tuscany-one-of-italys-most-famous-wine-regions

 

INSTEAD OF LOWER ALCOHOL, DRINK BETTER WINE

Buy better wine, drink it more slowly, pay more attention to what you’re drinking, and savor each glass.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2021/04/19/instead-of-lower-alcohol-drink-better-wine/

 

Trying to drink less? There’s an app for that

A nationwide survey commissioned by the American Psychological Association in February found that 1 in 4 adults reported drinking more in 2020 to manage their stress. That rate more than doubled among those who had children between the ages of 5 and 7.

https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2021/apr/19/cutting-alcohol-intake-theres-an-app-for-that/

 

Do we really understand what experts tell us about wine?

How much do standard wine drinkers really understand when experts speak about the sensory properties of wine?

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2021/04/18/do-we-really-understand-what-experts-tell-us-about-wine/

 

THE S WORD: COMPLETE GUIDE TO SULFUR IN WINE

The sulfite debate is one of the most heated, confused, and often misplaced topics in wine today.

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/the-s-word-complete-guide-to-sulfur-in-wine/

 

The World’s 50 Most Iconic Wines of the Year, According to Pros (2021)

The list features 50 iconic producers from across the globe, spanning North and South America to Australasia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/worlds-most-iconic-wines-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=06b204bc83-APRIL_20_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-06b204bc83-38937345&mc_cid=06b204bc83&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What Are ‘Lees’ in Wine?

So, what are lees? Where do lees come from?

https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/20/lees-wine-meaning/

 

 

Your Guide to Five of the World’s Most Popular Grapes

Get to know five of the world’s most popular wine grapes.

https://www.winemag.com/2017/03/28/your-guide-to-five-of-the-worlds-most-popular-grapes/

 

The 100-Year-Old Loophole That Makes California Champagne Legal

For a bottle of sparkling wine to be labeled Champagne, it has to be made in Champagne,

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/loophole-california-champagne-legal/?fbclid=IwAR0S-HIBw5L2__MLy5-63vEYLGXTvoXDFnOrVbP9QNsRc_XTEoBiRw4giuo

 

Banning alcohol from being sold in supermarkets and making it available only in off-licences could clamp down on Britain’s booze crisis, experts say

Making customers go to extra lengths to buy alcohol would remove the temptation to include booze on their weekly shopping lists,

People who pop into the supermarket with a budget are attracted to cheap food offers and therefore spend more on alcohol.

https://www-dailymail-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9486685/amp/Nannying-scientists-call-alcohol-BANNED-supermarkets.html

 

Germany Introduces A New Wine Hierarchy Based On Geography

On January 27, 2021 the new German wine law came into force. It introduces a new kind of hierarchy for German wines based on its geographic origin.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2021/04/20/germany-introduces-a-new-wine-hierarchy-based-on-geography/?sh=2f38ce0033d8

 

ARE ELEMENTS OF WINE LABEL DESIGN CHANGING WITH THE PANDEMIC?

What are the central aspects of a good wine label and why?

https://www.wineintelligence.com/are-elements-of-wine-label-design-changing-with-the-pandemic/

14 Essential and Popular Gin Cocktails for 2021

Here are 14 of the most essential and popular gin cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-popular-gin-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=02ee4a408e-APRIL_22_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-02ee4a408e-38937345&mc_cid=02ee4a408e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

An 11-Step Guide To Responsible Wine Buying

The guide below may verge on the side of wine geekism; however, if you’re truly ready to translate your sustainability efforts into what you drink, brushing up on these terms and discovering what wines around the world are making a concerted effort to preserve our ecosystem is well worth your time.

https://coveteur.com/responsible-wine-buying

Red wine may hold the key to next-gen wearable technology

A team of scientists are seeking to kick-start a wearable technology revolution by creating flexible fibres and adding acids from red wine.

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-red-wine-key-next-gen-wearable.html

 

It’s official – Science says hangovers actually get easier as you get older

A recent study published in a journal called Alcohol and Alcoholism, has proved that the effects of alcohol from the night before gets easier with age.

https://www.rsvplive.ie/life/its-official-science-says-hangovers-23954900

 

Every Flavor of White Claw Hard Seltzer, Tasted and Ranked

It’s hard to think of any other booze brand in recent memory that’s changed the way Americans drink quite like White Claw.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-white-claw-hard-seltzer-flavors-ranked-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f0a26d30e6-APRIL_23_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f0a26d30e6-38937345&mc_cid=f0a26d30e6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Can the Wine Industry Benefit From Clubhouse?

The platform hosts thousands of clubs, many of which are dedicated to beverages. Search wine, and you’ll find over 75 clubs. Search beer and spirits, and you’ll discover over 100 additional clubs.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-industry-clubhouse-app/

 

6 beer and shot combos worth a shot

Call it a boilermaker, a two-step or simply a shot and a beer – whatever name you assign this classic dive bar combo, it will spark joy.

https://www.saucemagazine.com/a/59228/6-beer-and-shot-combos-worth-a-shot

 

Natty Light releases 8% ABV ice pops

Anheuser-Busch-owned Natural Light is releasing two enticing 8% ABV boozy ice pops in summer inspired flavours Strawberry Lemonade and Pineapple Lemonade.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/04/natty-light-releases-8-abv-ice-pops/

 

 

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

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

04-26-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The science behind why wine goes bad

11 Essential and Popular Whiskey Cocktails for 2021

Animated chart reveals which countries drank the most beer over the last 50 years

The Three White Wine Grapes in Some of Croatia’s Best Bottles

Here are three grapes to keep an eye out for.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/10/croatia-white-wine-grape-varieties/

 

Is your wine really sustainable? Here’s how to tell.

As an environmentally conscious buyer, that bottle of booze could be labeled as organic, natural, or sustainable, but knowing what exactly those words mean for the planet can be tricky.

https://www.popsci.com/story/environment/sustainable-wine/

 

What Can You Tell From A Wine Label? An Expert Explains

Wine labels have a lot of information on them. Some of it is critical to understanding what is in the bottle, and some of it is nothing more than a swirling font and prestigious-looking logo.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4103829.html

 

 

How to Make Vinegar From Expired Wine

Even if there’s already plenty of cooking wine in the fridge, don’t dump that bottle down the kitchen sink. Make vinegar instead.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/10/diy-homemade-vinegar-leftover-wine/

 

7 Things You Should Know About Basil Hayden’s

There’s no doubt you’ve heard of Jim Beam, but have you heard of its lesser-known family member Basil Hayden’s?

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-basil-haydens-bourbon-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=103bed37cc-APRIL_12_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-103bed37cc-38937345&mc_cid=103bed37cc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What’s a Super Tuscan and is the Term Still Relevant?

Super Tuscans arrived decades ago. It was a category born of frustration with Italy’s traditional wine production rules.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/01/what-is-super-tuscan-is-term-still-relevant/

 

Animated chart reveals which countries drank the most beer over the last 50 years

This animated chart reveals the data, tracking the countries that drank the most beer per capita every year from 1961 to 2018.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/04/animated-chart-reveals-which-countries-drank-the-most-beer-over-the-last-50-years/

 

How to Clean Wine Glasses, According to Six Wine Professionals

Stains and residue from soap or previous pours can alter the appearance and aromas of your wine, which will affect how you perceive its color, scent and taste.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/13/how-to-clean-wine-glasses/

 

White Claw is releasing higher ABV versions of popular hard seltzer

And talking of packing a considerable punch, that’s exactly what it’s newly-announced seltzers will be packing – as they contain a higher ABV than previous incarnations.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/04/white-claw-is-releasing-higher-abv-versions-of-popular-hard-seltzer-flavours/

 

11 Essential and Popular Whiskey Cocktails for 2021

Here are 11 of the best and most essential whiskey cocktails that are both timeless and seasonless.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-popular-whiskey-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e21ab1e8b1-APRIL_14_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e21ab1e8b1-38937345&mc_cid=e21ab1e8b1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

THE 10 TRICKIEST FOODS TO PAIR WITH WINE

Look up any guide to food and wine matching and you’ll find a list of foods that are regarded as anathema to wine.

https://www.matchingfoodandwine.com/news/recent/the-10-trickiest-foods-to-match-with-wine/

 

Do’s and Don’ts of Drinking Champagne

Bubbly Etiquette

https://onthesauceagain.com/2019/02/20/dos-and-donts-of-drinking-champagne/

 

How native grapes are putting Marche back on the map

Marche has 15 DOCs and five DOCGs, the most famous of which is Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva, a citrus-fresh, faintly herbal wine once sold in amphora-shaped bottles that are now firmly out of fashion.

https://cluboenologique.com/story/how-native-grapes-are-putting-marche-back-on-the-map/

 

Decoy Is One of the First Wineries to Unveil a Voice Assistant Experience

Decoy is one of the first wineries to unveil a Voice Assistant experience to enhance and encourage consumer engagement

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/04/14/decoy-unveil-voice-assistant-experience

 

Diageo buys RTD brand Loyal 9

Founded in 2019 in Rhode Island, US, Loyal 9 Cocktails is made with vodka, 100% ‘real’ fruit and ‘high-quality’ ingredients.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/04/diageo-buys-rtd-brand-loyal-9-cocktails/

 

Vino Nobile & Carmignano: Italy’s Forgotten Noble Reds

Vino Nobile and Carmignano are two wines with long, rich histories, deep connections to the land and much for the curious wine-lover to explore.

https://www.vinous.com/articles/vino-nobile-carmignano-italy-s-forgotten-noble-reds-apr-2021

 

Introducing Roscato Gold

Made from a blend of native and international red grapes grown in beautiful northern Italy for centuries

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/04/14/introducing-roscato-gold

 

North Carolina offers a great climate for wine pro­duction

Five distinct federally recognized American Viticultural Areas

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/weather/2019/04/29/north-carolina-offers-a-great-climate-for-wine-production

 

A winemaker’s guide to choosing a good wine

The most important details are usually left off the label.

https://www.sfgate.com/shopping/article/wine-expert-guide-to-choosing-a-good-wine-16098375.php

 

Real-Time Wine Talk: How Clubhouse Changes Industry Conversations

Clubhouse is an audio-based social media app where invited users can sign up for clubs that spark their interest.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/15/clubhouse-wine-rooms/

 

Yeast Is Vital For Wine, But Does It Matter Where It Comes From?

Choosing which type of yeast to use for the fermentation, when making wine, is a crucial decision for winemakers.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2021/04/15/yeast-is-vital-for-wine-but-does-it-matter-where-it-comes-from/?sh=4b77a07c11d3

 

Controversy as Gallo Seeks East Coast Foothold

E & J Gallo is offering South Carolina legislators a $400 million investment slated to create at least 300 new jobs and give the wine giant a retail outpost on the East Coast.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/04/controversy-as-gallo-seeks-east-coast-foothold

 

Seeing the light: how drinking outdoors affects wine

White wines and sparkling wines are especially susceptible, much more so if they’re actually in a wine glass or a clear-glass bottle

https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/seeing-the-light-how-drinking-outdoors-affects-wine-20210304-p577uq.html

 

Frosts and freezing: a look at the science

Frost is an increasing problem in the wine world, with vineyards across many regions experiencing worse frosts as a result of climate chaos.

https://wineanorak.com/2021/04/16/frosts-and-freezing-a-look-at-the-science/

The science behind why wine goes bad

Although wine is known to age well there are things that can go wrong, just like with other food products.

https://www.connexionfrance.com/Mag/Food-and-Drink/Notes-from-a-French-vineyard-The-science-behind-why-wine-goes-bad-and-why-some-faults-are-a-good-thing

 

 

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

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