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Liquor Industry News/Links 06-04-18

June 4, 2018

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

06-04-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Scientists find way to make alcohol from wood

 

Scientists find way to make alcohol from wood

 

Should Wine Labels List Ingredients?

 

AND MORE!

 

 

This Wine Keg Serves 130 Glasses Of Rose & It’s Here Just In Time For Summer

Summer means one thing: rosé season. There are few things in life more enjoyable than sipping a glass while enjoying beach views. Luckily for us, this wine keg serves 130 glasses of rosé, and it’s perfect for that upcoming beach party. Cheers!

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/this-wine-keg-serves-130-glasses-of-rose-its-here-just-in-time-for-summer-9149241

The Tasting Note Dilemma: What Do Those Wine Words Mean?

Don’t we just want to know if the wine tastes good before we buy it? Of course! The problem is found in the words: what do they actually mean?

http://www.grape-experiences.com/2018/05/guide-to-wine-words-tasting-note/

11 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GIN

There’s a lot more a lot of us should know about gin in general. Which means there’s definitely plenty we should know about a gin like Bombay Sapphire.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bombay-sapphire-gin-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1802c8ff25-May_21_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1802c8ff25-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-1802c8ff25-38937345&mc_cid=1802c8ff25&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A CONTROVERSIAL DAMIEN HIRST SHARK IS THE STAR OF LAS VEGAS PALMS’ NEW BAR

The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas welcomed the latest controversy from English artist, Damien Hirst: his first bar, starring a petrified shark, sliced into pieces.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/a-controversial-damien-hirst-shark-is-the-star-of-las-vegas-palms-new-bar/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1802c8ff25-May_21_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1802c8ff25-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-1802c8ff25-38937345&mc_cid=1802c8ff25&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Premium-Plus Imported Wines Continue Fast Rise, Led By Italy, New Zealand

Though the U.S. market’s total imported wine segment was roughly flat at 67 million 9-liter case depletions last year, according to Impact Databank, the category is seeing significant gains at the premium level. The top 10 imported brands retailing at above $10 a 750-ml. shot ahead by an aggregate 16% last year to more than 9 million cases. Progress was primarily driven by premium-plus offerings from Italy—the leading import segment by value, whose shipments were worth $1.35 billion last year—as well as New Zealand.

Riboli Family Wine Estates’ Stella Rosa remains the largest player in the premium-plus segment, nearing 1.7 million cases on 28% growth last year. The brand, whose core portfolio includes Rosso, Moscato D’Asti, Peach, Pink, and Berry wines ($11-$12 a 750-ml.), now ranks among the U.S. market’s top five imported wine brands overall, and is the only top-five brand priced above $10.

 

How to sell more wine using Alice in Wonderland world of psychology

Why do some wines sell better than others? Why are people willing to pay more for one wine over another? The answer may lie not in the quality of the wine or how much a person even knows about it, it will most certainly rest in how well you are selling it.

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/joe-fattorini-on-how-wine-psychology-can-help-sell-more-wine/

 

Fungicides used most on wine grapes are one less thing to worry about, despite the numbers

Vineyards account for 80% of the total fungicide use in France, despite the low overall percentage of acreage of vineyards in total agricultural land use.

https://firstvine.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/fungicides-are-one-less-thing-to-worry-about-despite-the-numbers/

 

Expensive wines don’t just taste better, they’re also better value for money — here’s why

In terms of getting value for money, unfortunately, you get what you pay for, which sounds really obvious, but there’s a lot of things which go into the price of a wine once it hits the store shelves.

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-expensive-wine-is-better-value-for-money-than-cheap-wine-bargains-2018-5?r=UK&IR=T

Raise a Glass to Your Health

According to the latest scientific studies, enjoying a glass or two of wine each day can offer health benefits for both your body and mind.


https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/21/health-benefits-wine/

 

 

What’s the maximum amount of alcohol a “table wine” can have?

The first thing to note is that wine sold in the U.S. has an alcohol percentage by volume listed. Look carefully—it’s usually in tiny print, or on the edge of the label, but it should be there. If it’s not, and the label reads “red table wine” or “white table wine,” that means the wine is between 7 and 13.9 percent alcohol by volume.

http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/Maximum-Alcohol-for-Table-Wine-56481

 

Winery aims to save lives with new designated-driving initiative

Effective immediately, tasting fees will be waived for each person or group with a sober, designated driver present

http://www.union-bulletin.com/news/business/winery-aims-to-save-lives-with-new-designated-driving-initiative/article_436d3262-5d19-11e8-8897-276402b5f5f7.html

 

Why Israel Needs A New Map — For Wine

Israel’s current wine map — the one that’s being revised — designates five regions: Galilee, Samaria, Samson, Judean Hills, and Negev. These regional names, printed on the labels of Israeli wine imported to the United States, indicate geographic area — but they hardly describe regionality as it pertains to the characteristics of the wines being grown there. Drawn in the 1970s, the map reflects the traditional regions of Israel. Today, many of the country’s top wines come from single vineyards, and terroir — the properties in the soil that contribute to the wine’s unique character — Matters.

 https://forward.com/culture/401586/why-israel-needs-a-new-map-for-wine/

AUGMENTED REALITY BEER LABELS IN DEVELOPMENT

Creative design agency Freytag Anderson is partnering with 3D visualisation specialist Render Studio to develop technology that will enable users to view animated can designs in real-time using a mobile application.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/augmented-reality-beer-labels-in-development/

Should Wine Labels List Ingredients?

Wine industry experts weigh in on whether wine labels should be more transparent, revealing when common additives are used

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/should-wine-labels-list-ingredients/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=63098050&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9nmLdOTvpE1VajjsI0Cb4K611aiNDLw3U_XLPD04cVhlIsYIqEe2gZvQhbORlllxvinj7N4tXFGdYFmL8ZzMNDc3tZPcRk4ahfG0sbLTWd9bPqRks&_hsmi=63098025

People will spend more than twice as much per person at your winery than your urban tasting room

THE (MOSTLY) UNTOLD STORY OF JACK DANIEL’S BEER

Here’s a tidbit that’s been under our noses for decades: Jack Daniel’s, famed Tennessee whiskey maker, was also, briefly, a Tennessee brewer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/jack-daniels-whiskey-beer-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f6d5301215-May_22_2018_Ed&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f6d5301215-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f6d5301215-38937345&mc_cid=f6d5301215&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

WHAT YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF WINE SAYS ABOUT YOUR PERSONALITY

The close link between key personality traits and our drink of choice.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/what-your-favourite-type-of-wine-says-about-your-personality/

This IPA Nut Butter Is the Beer-Flavored Spread You’ve Been Waiting For

This IPA nut butter is made not only with stone-ground blanched almonds and dry roasted peanuts, but also golden light dry malt, brewer’s yeast, and tangerine and pineapple, two fruits included in Stone Tangerine Express IPA.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/beer-nut-butter-stone-tangerine-ipa

You’ll Never Guess What State Has 2018’s Top Wine Destination

Here are the top 10 destinations for wine, along with the top rated winery in the region

http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/top-wine-destinations-2018-rewardexpert

How to Pair Wine With Mac and Cheese So They’re Both Even Better

The entire reason mac and cheese exists in the first place is because it’s a big bowl of creamy comfort.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/05/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-mac-and-cheese.html

Sonoma Coast’s New Style of High-Acid Chardonnays

Sonoma Coast producers are embracing a new style of Chardonnay driven by complexity and acidity. Even if you’ve avoided California Chardonnay in the past, you will want to look for bottles from these three coastal regions.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/22/high-acid-chardonnay-sonoma-coast/

The Millennial Wine Smell Test: Do Grapes Matter?

Young wine drinkers may not care what varieties are in their beverage

http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/Millennial-Wine-Smell-Test-Do-Grapes-Matter

Busting the Myths Surrounding Spirits

“Beer before liquor” isn’t the only myth that needs to be debunked. Here are five more commonly held misbeliefs about both clear and dark liquors.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/22/myths-liquors/

Crown Royal unveils mesquite-smoked whisky

Diageo-owned Canadian whisky brand Crown Royal has launched a “smoky and spicy” expression, which has been infused with Texas mesquite wood.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/05/crown-royal-unveils-mesquite-smoked-whisky/

New UFO Beer

The Massachusetts Bay Brewing Company’s UFO Beer has partnered with Polar Seltzer to launch UFO Blueberry Lemonade. The new, unfiltered wheat beer is brewed with the essence of Polar Seltzer’ade Blueberry Lemonade and clocks in at a sessionable 4.8%-abv. Available throughout the summer in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft, Blueberry Lemonade joins White, Pineapple, Raspberry, and Hefeweizen expressions in the current UFO lineup.

California Wine Sales in U.S. Market Hit $35.2 Billion in 2017

California wine sales to all markets, including shipments to the U.S. and exports worldwide, were 278 million cases in 2017.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=199252

5 Descriptors Wine Professionals Avoid

How sommeliers adapt the language of wine to better serve their customers

Part of the problem is that guests often don’t understand the vocabulary of wine.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/5-descriptors-wine-professionals-avoid/

What Internet Users Want VS What Received

How To Navigate Big Wine Events

These events are enthralling at best and overwhelming at worst, particularly when attendees face enormous halls filled with wines, winemakers and virtually unlimited access to samples. Approached with a strategy, though, big wine tastings are prime learning opportunities for novices and a chance for seasoned wine drinkers to expand their knowledge and find new favorites.

https://houstonfoodfinder.com/2018/05/23/how-to-navigate-big-wine-events-a-master-sommeliers-advice/

Zimbabwe To Re-Launch Bubbly Production Next Year

Africa has always been the continent of the brave and one brave producer is looking to bring back the golden era of Zimbabwe wines, after years of the country being in a depression.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/zimbabwe-re-launch-bubbly-production-next-year/

 

Champagne, Fried Food’s Best Friend

Champagne: a celebratory drink for every victory and a companion to most food types. Not to be mistaken for sparkling wine, which is basically its own category, Champagne is granted its name by the place it is made in — Champagne, France.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/champagne-fried-foods-best-friend/

The trick to finding your favorite wine: Know your importer

Importers have palates, too, after all. Find one you trust, and then search for their other wines by looking not at the front label—but near the barcode on the back.

http://www.atlantamagazine.com/drinks/trick-finding-favorite-wine-know-importer/

It’s Official: Wine Slushies Are My Summer Drink Obsession

A bottle of wine and a bag of frozen fruit are all you need to get a the party started this summer.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/how-to-make-wine-slushies

How High Are Beer Taxes in Your State?

According to the Beer Institute, “Taxes are the single Scientists find way to make alcohol from wood

most expensive ingredient in beer, costing more than the labor and raw materials combined.”

https://taxfoundation.org/state-beer-taxes-2018/

How long does it take for alcohol to go bad? 

“All spirits have a shelf life. Even if they’re stored absolutely impeccably and climate-controlled beautifully, they’re all going to expire at some point and that’s simply due to oxidation.”

https://thetakeout.com/how-long-does-it-take-for-alcohol-to-go-bad-1826302507

3 Things Insurance Professionals Should Know in Honor of Wine Day

Wine Day also offers some interesting things to keep in mind for those with an interest in wine insurance.

https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2018/05/25/490289.htm

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TIGNANELLO, MEGHAN MARKLE’S FAVORITE WINE

Meghan Markle doesn’t just have a favorite wine. She had a lifestyle blog named after it.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-tignanello-meghan-markles-favorite-wine/

Why Ohio is The Midwest’s Next Wine Destination

Right in the global “Pinot Belt,” Ohio has the potential to produce some serious attention-grabbing wines. While many of its bottles often stay within the state, here are the regions and wineries you’ll want to keep an eye out for.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/24/ohio-wine/

Scientists find way to make alcohol from wood

Scientists in Japan found ways to ferment wood to make alcohol.

The process takes about 10 days and doesn’t use chemicals or heat.

http://www.wivb.com/news/national/scientists-find-way-to-make-alcohol-from-wood/1196365775

A brief history of American winemaking

The American love affair with wine dates back to the earlier European settlers in the 16th century, when they began making wine with a native grape known as muscadine.

https://theconversation.com/a-brief-history-of-american-winemaking-97150

How to Pick the Perfect Anniversary Wine

Every milestone you and a partner reach is a cause for celebration. Whether you’re looking for a traditional bottle or something a bit off-beat, we’ll help you find a wine that’s as rich and complex as the time you’ve spent together.

Gay couple toasting with wine at counter

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/25/wedding-anniversary-wine/

Prosecco rosé wine moves closer to reality
Prosecco DOC producers are on the brink of allowing sparkling rosé within their appellation, marrying two of the biggest trends in the wine world.


http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/prosecco-rose-wine-moves-closer-reality-394253/#TFrdcAfRgmDVI4TT.99

French chemists have an ingenious new use for rotten, discarded wine grapes

You can trust the French, masters of wine that they are, to find amazing innovations involving grapes. That is what a team of researchers at the University of Clermont Auvergne have done with research which seeks ways to transform the waste grape skins, stems, and seeds left behind during wine production into more durable plastics.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/french-chemists-wine-grapes-plastic/

 

Did You Know These Celebs Had Their Own Wine?

Keep an eye out for these celebrity labels the next time you need a glass — or bottle!

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https://theblast.com/national-wine-day-celebrity/

 

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May 28, 2018

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Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

05-28-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

What Does “California” on a Wine Label Really Mean?

 

11 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GIN

 

Alcohol-Free and Nutrient-Rich, This Beer Was Designed Specifically for Cancer Patients

 

AND MORE!

 

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ROSÉ

Despite rosé’s unfathomable popularity, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about it. But if you’re going to drink it like water, then we feel like it’s only right for you to get your facts straight about pink wine.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/behind-the-bottleeverything-you-need-to-know-about-rose/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-5-13-18&mc_cid=f59f2f1d96&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wvs7Ia2ZOSM

JIM BEAM AND BUDWEISER MADE BEER TOGETHER AND IT’S AMERICAN AF

Has something been missing from your life? Maybe something like barrel-aged beer? Well, a solution has arrived. Budweiser and Jim Beam recently announced a new release, resulting from a boozy team effort: Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/jim-beam-budweiser-made-beer-together-and-its-american-af/?utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-5-13-18&mc_cid=f59f2f1d96&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wvs7ja2ZOSM

Women should test wine at dinner as they have better palates, study shows

For any man who has ever lifted a glass of wine to taste, hoping to feign an appreciation of vintage and terroir, it is a sobering discovery: women make better wine tasters than men.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/13/women-should-test-wine-dinner-have-better-palates-study-shows/

Why The Vines And Wines Of The Canary Islands Will Twist Your Head With Surprise

Millions of liters of Canary Islands wine were shipped to London in the 15th century, and in the 16th century William Shakespeare mentioned Canary Islands wine in three of his plays.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2018/05/14/why-the-vines-and-wines-of-the-canary-islands-will-twist-your-head-with-surprise/#264ed80e76a2

A THAI ROSÉ NAMED AS ‘WORLD’S BEST ROSÉ’ BY JAMES SUCKLING

The best rosé in the world is a white Shiraz, not from France’s renowned Provence or Loire, but from the tropical country of Thailand in Southeast Asia, according to American wine critic James Suckling.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/a-thai-rose-named-as-worlds-best-rose-by-james-suckling/

 

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WHISPERING ANGEL ROSÉ

Rosé wine, once confined mostly to France, has become a lifestyle. According to WineAccess, one out of every 36 bottles of wine Americans drank in 2017 was a rosé – up from one in 510 in 2015.

https://vinepair.com/articles/whispering-angel/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=58d2ed08e4-May_14_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-58d2ed08e4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-58d2ed08e4-38937345&mc_cid=58d2ed08e4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

ALL THE WAYS WOOD AFFECTS YOUR WHISKEY, EXPLAINED

Dan Szor, CEO and founder of Cotswalds Distillers, estimates wood is responsible for 60 to 75 percent of the taste of a finished whiskey.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wood-whiskey/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=58d2ed08e4-May_14_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-58d2ed08e4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-58d2ed08e4-38937345&mc_cid=58d2ed08e4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Pair Wine With Cheetos

Cheetos are impossible to resist. We all know what it feels like to have our fingers coated in fluorescent cheese dust after downing an entire bag.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/05/cheetos-wine-pairing-sancerre.html

 

Resealable Wine Cans Are Here In Time For Summer

Someone created resealable cans of rosé, so you can save some for later.

https://nowthisnews.com/videos/food/resealable-wine-cans-are-here-in-time-for-summer

 

Drink Sustainably While Making the Most of Food Waste

Ever think you could ferment a bagel? Make vodka with expired Twinkies? Fertilize a vineyard with food scraps? These producers are making top-shelf bottlings by sourcing ingredients from the unlikeliest of places.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/14/sustainably-food-waste/

 

 

Top 12 Most Viral Wine Videos

We’ve all seen over the years a few wine videos that have gone viral, haven’t we?

http://socialvignerons.com/2018/05/14/top-12-most-viral-wine-videos-ever/

 

Consumers don’t really understand the difference between Organic and Biodynamic

Organics is, essentially, a list of things that you can’t do. Certification for organic status requires verification that you do not use the chemical herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers that together have come to define modern industrial farming.

http://tablascreek.typepad.com/tablas/2018/05/consumers-dont-really-understand-the-difference-between-organic-and-biodynamic.html

11 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GIN

To correct that, 11 facts about gin that might reintroduce you to a spirit worth knowing.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-gin/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2b58558a5a-May_15_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2b58558a5a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2b58558a5a-38937345&mc_cid=2b58558a5a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

HOW WINE BRICKS SAVED THE U.S. WINE INDUSTRY DURING PROHIBITION

When Prohibition finally went into effect on January 16, 1920, those who owned American vineyards for the sole purpose of turning those grapes into wine faced a dilemma: tear up the vines and plant something else, or try and find a way to still make a profit from the grapes with the hope that ban on booze didn’t last very long.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-wine-bricks-saved-the-u-s-wine-industry-during-prohibition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2b58558a5a-May_15_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2b58558a5a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2b58558a5a-38937345&mc_cid=2b58558a5a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Small Wineries Hoping for Tax Cuts Face Massive Tax Hikes Instead

Last year’s big tax bill included excise-tax cuts for American wineries, but an error means many now face a potential tax hike

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Small-Wineries-Hoping-for-Tax-Cuts-Face-Massive-Tax-Hikes-Instead

Syphon Kickstarts Its Argon-Injecting Wine Preserver

Sometimes at the end of a long day, you want a nice glass of red wine to relax. The trouble is, once you uncork that Cabernet, you’re suddenly in a race against time before it goes bad.

https://thespoon.tech/syphon-kickstarts-its-argon-injecting-wine-preserver/

The wooden barrel’s storied history with beer, wine and spirits

Wooden casks have been used for thousands of years and lend unique characteristics to beverages

http://www.nrn.com/beverage-trends/wooden-barrel-s-storied-history-beer-wine-and-spirits

To freeze or not to freeze?

Does freezing wine hurt wine? It depends.

http://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20180515/clemens-wine-to-freeze-or-not-to-freeze

Get to Know Austria’s Wine Regions

Austrian wines might be dominated by Niederösterreich’s vineyards of Grüner Veltliner, but for a small country, there’s a lot more to discover. Whether you’re looking to learn more about Vienna, Wachau or beyond, here’s the guide to better acquaint you with the regions of Austria.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/15/austrian-wine-regions/

The grape debate: Setting the record straight on natural wine

Why has there been such a significant rise the popularity of natural wine? And how does the conventional wine industry respond to this growing thirst?

https://www.goodfood.com.au/drinks/wine/setting-the-record-straight-on-natural-wine-20180511-h0zxig

Macedonian Wine Growing Regions

Producing of Macedonian wines we can split in three main wine regions

https://macedonia-timeless.com/eng/things_to_do/senses/taste/wine_andhistoryofwine/macedonian_winegrowingregions

HOW A WORLD WAR FOREVER CHANGED THE WAY FRANCE PAIRS WINE AND CHEESE

Yet the French, masters of all things cheese-related, tend to serve their cheese boards with red wines only. Comment dit-on, what gives?

https://vinepair.com/articles/red-wine-cheese-pairing-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e1fb6396a9-May_16_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e1fb6396a9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e1fb6396a9-38937345&mc_cid=e1fb6396a9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine doesn’t go with everything, and it shouldn’t have to

Contrary to what some experts claim, wine does not make everything better.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-when-wine-doesnt-go-0518-story.html

 

Want A Career In Wine? Here Are 6 Now-Hiring Jobs To Consider

Working with wine is a dream career for many—beautiful vineyards, happy customers, daily variety and, well…the wine. While it’s not easy work, it is rewarding and you may be surprised to discover the scope of potential career paths leading into the wine world

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2018/05/16/want-a-career-in-wine-here-are-6-now-hiring-jobs-to-consider/#49c5232d7431

Is wine the perfect snack food?

Wine a snack food – are you kidding? Maybe that’s stretching it a bit, but wine coupled with certain foods can indeed make for a desirable snack combination. In fact, here are some pairing ideas that can take your favorite snack to new levels of enjoyment.

http://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20180517/off-vine-is-wine-perfect-snack-food

TORRES LOSES ORGANIC CERTIFICATION IN CHINA

China has revoked the organic certification rights given to the organic certification agency Ceres’ Shanghai branch after its managing director was convicted of fraud for issuing doctored organic certification results, revoking in the process organic certifications given to seven companies including Spain’s leading wine producer Torres, in mainland China.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/china-revokes-a-shanghai-companys-organic-certification-rights/

 

 

Led By Patrón, Luxury Tequila Soars In The U.S.

The U.S. market’s luxury Tequila segment continues to surge to new heights

 

The next big trend in wine is popping up in restaurants all over the world even though it ‘smells like a barnyard,’ according to a master sommelier

Natural wine, which is made with little to no preservatives or chemicals, creates what master sommelier Alpana Singh calls a “sometimes fizzy” drink that smells “weird.” More specifically, “like a barn yard.”

http://www.businessinsider.com/natural-wine-trend-dividing-wine-community-2018-5

 

CHARCOAL WINE ‘THE FUTURE’ SAYS ARMIT FUTUROLOGIST

Charcoal-flavoured wine, edible glassware and wine bottles delivered by drone are just some of the predictions made by a futurologist on wine, as part of research commissioned by fine wine merchant Armit Wines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/charcoal-wine-the-future-says-armit-futurologist/

10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT CRISTAL

There are actually quite a lot of unknown facts behind this opulent bottle of bubbly; here are 10 of them.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-things-didnt-know-cristal-champagne/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f253c7c362-May_18_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f253c7c362-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f253c7c362-38937345&mc_cid=f253c7c362&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

SIX ITALIAN WINES MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW

Here are six other Italian wines with which most American wine drinkers are unfamiliar. Put these wines on your radar!

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/six-italian-wines-people-dont-know/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f253c7c362-May_18_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f253c7c362-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f253c7c362-38937345&mc_cid=f253c7c362&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A New Zealand winemaker introduces us to a female-focused brand

Rebecca Wiffin says this wine is all about ‘encouraging women’

https://groknation.com/home/wine-week-rebecca-wiffin-the-sisters-wine/

You’re not doing anything wrong when it comes to wine

Who needs that sort of criticism? We are judged on so many things in life. Wine should not be one of them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/youre-not-doing-anything-wrong-when-it-comes-to-wine/2018/05/18/751da808-5a14-11e8-8836-a4a123c359ab_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1fbf8c021e8d

Marijuana in the Wine Industry

Southern Glazer’s will distribute cannabis in Canada, and Constellation Brands is working on marijuana-based beverages.

Cannabis plants growing in greenhouse

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/18/marijuana-wine-industry/

‘Sweetbitter’ Author Stephanie Danler

The author, whose restaurant-world debut novel has been adapted for TV, on mentors, nicknames and how wine helped her grow up

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Wine-Talk-Stephanie-Danler-Sweetbitter

What Does “California” on a Wine Label Really Mean?

California can be used as a statewide AVA and in wines bottled under it, the grapes can be sourced from a few different vineyards that may be lower in quality. We’ll walk you through how to find excellent wines despite this confusing appellation.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/18/california-ava-wine-label/

Alcohol-Free and Nutrient-Rich, This Beer Was Designed Specifically for Cancer Patients

Mamma Beer was a very personal project for Y&R Prague’s CCO

https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/alcohol-free-and-nutrient-rich-this-beer-was-designed-specifically-for-cancer-survivors/

Spanish wine and tapas pairing guide

Planning a trip to Spain? Learn how to pair wine and tapas like a local with our expert guide, featuring advice from three of Spain’s top sommeliers…


http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/spanish-wine-tapas-pairing-guide-392802/#wDj5kSpp7EHBdtFO.99

Guide to Pairing Wine & Food

Properly pairing wine with food can truly transform a meal

http://socialvignerons.com/2015/06/22/infographic-guide-to-pairing-wine-food/

 

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New Products

 

How to Judge a Wine Without Tasting It

 

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CROWN ROYAL

 

Overall alcohol e-commerce % sales and $ growth sluggish

 

AND MORE!

 

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CROWN ROYAL

Here are 10 things you should know about Crown Royal and its small kingdom of Canadian whiskies.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-facts-crown-royal-whisky-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=66ede0090a-May_07_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-66ede0090a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-66ede0090a-38937345&mc_cid=66ede0090a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Johnnie Walker

Diageo’s Johnnie Walker will team with HBO’s Game of Thrones to debut a “White Walker” Scotch whisky this fall. While details on the upcoming product are scant, Johnnie Walker teased the launch in a short video on social media in recent days. Game of Thrones is already present in the drinks space with a series of limited edition beers produced by Duvel Moortgat’s Brewery Ommegang.

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Wine Fraud

Potential buyers must therefore look closely at pictures and online information to make an assessment of wines.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/05/a-beginner-s-guide-to-wine-fraud

 

What Does a Wine Score Tell You?

So keep on reading if you have always wondered about these scores and I will try and flush it out for you.

http://strongcoffeetoredwine.com/wine-score/

 

Art of winemaking at risk

Our warm temperatures mean that by nature we grow grapes with a lot of sugar. In winemaking, the more sugar there is in a grape – the higher the alcohol content in the wine.

https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/5382531/protecting-a-gift-of-nature-from-climate-change-issues/

 

Concern Over Accurate Labeling Grows

US trade agencies and marketers says consumer education depends on more precise labels.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/05/concern-over-accurate-labeling-grows

 

Wine And Science Blend At This Rosé Research Center In Provence

The Center for Rosé Research (Centre de Recherche et d’Expérimentation sur le Vin Rosé) is located in the small commune of Vidauban, situated in Provence in southeast France. Originated in 1999 as the first and only rosé research center in the world, it serves as a resource for rosé producers in Provence and around the globe.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2018/05/07/wine-and-science-blend-at-this-rose-research-center-in-provence/#83f15bb1c448

 

Why Moscato is Misunderstood

In recent years, Moscato has often become synonymous with cheap, sweet wine. But the Muscat grape forms a storied history behind one of Italy’s most celebrated wines, Moscato d’Asti. Here’s why you should give it another chance.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/07/moscato-misunderstood/

 

Baskin-Robbins Raises a Glass to Summer with its First-Ever Wine and Ice Cream Pairings

New pairings and Floral Stripe Cake give new ways to celebrate

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https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/baskin-robbins-raises-a-glass-to-summer-with-its-first-ever-wine-and-ice-cream-pairings-300643103.html

WHAT IS THE WINE AROMA WHEEL?

The Wine Aroma Wheel is an incredible tool to learn about wines and enhance one’s ability to describe the complexity of flavor in red and white wines.

https://www.winearomawheel.com

Pernod Ricard launches limited-edition Absolut America

US-inspired Absolut bottle design and will donate part of its profits to the Keep America Beautiful organisation.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/05/pernod-ricard-launches-limited-edition-absolut-america/

THE ICONIC CHEESES OF ITALY

Report: JAPANESE WHISKY MIGHT SOON BE EXTINCT

Empty shelves have become the norm at Japanese liquor stores that stock Hibiki, Yamazaki and other premium Japanese whiskies.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/japanese-whisky-shortage/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cc02f85306-May_08_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cc02f85306-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-cc02f85306-38937345&mc_cid=cc02f85306&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Understanding the Legal Issues Around Cannabis-Infused Alcoholic Drinks

An industry lawyer discusses what brands need to know about using cannabis, CBD, THC, and hemp derivatives

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-legal-issues-facing-cannabis-infused-alcoholic-drinks/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=62739343&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9syrQf97DJzb98nxfhJR8xQYhJUzOGKxyhHkVBx3axD2Gx44rWqDP0G4wvVKXEEHF0sR-26_zoMrFJxHkz9tm2jambmBZhRl7v4pCiokMvEZlpDoA&_hsmi=62739496

World’s First Open-Source Winery Launches in Argentina

Featuring live data and a wine-backed cryptocurrency asset, the project is a new model for transparency and traceability

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/worlds-first-open-source-winery-launches-in-argentina/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=62739343&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9syrQf97DJzb98nxfhJR8xQYhJUzOGKxyhHkVBx3axD2Gx44rWqDP0G4wvVKXEEHF0sR-26_zoMrFJxHkz9tm2jambmBZhRl7v4pCiokMvEZlpDoA&_hsmi=62739496

Strategies For Clearing The Shelves Of Slow Movers

Dealing with the slow-movers, those wines that should be selling well but aren’t, is a challenge that every retailer faces. And it’s a challenge that is even more daunting if you still have cases in back.

https://www.beveragemedia.com/2018/05/04/light-a-fire-under-it/

 

The Pale and Uninteresting Problem with Rosé

Rosé is still incredibly popular, but wineries need to be careful not to turn consumers off with substandard wines.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/05/the-pale-and-uninteresting-problem-with-rose?h=1

 

Today’s wine consumer wants more direct engagement

Here are three things consumers are seeking from wine producers:

#1 Entertaining, Educational and Experiential Experiences with Wine Brands

#2 Wine Brands that are Committed to Sustainability

#3 Wine Brands that offer Personalisation and Customisation

http://winetitles.com.au/todays-wine-consumer-wants-more-direct-engagement/

We don’t want our wines to taste nicer, but truer

Often these consumers are presented with a range of wines and asked to state a preference. Which tastes nicest?

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/longer-articles/we-dont-want-our-wines-to-taste-nicer-but-truer

These 5 Wineries Prove That Asia’s Wine Scene Is Worth Exploring

Asia may not exactly be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of wine. However, there are in fact plenty of wineries in the region that produce delicious vino capable of competing at the highest level

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tarandipkaur/2018/05/09/love-vino-here-are-5-wineries-you-could-visit-in-asia/#18bc7a57352b

How to Pair Wine With Breakfast

Please do not drink a mimosa with a lumberjack breakfast — that’s just not the way things are done

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/05/best-wine-pairing-breakfast-brunch.html

Barefoot Wine’s New Canned Wine Spritzers Are Perfect For All Your Summer Parties On The Go

The wine spritzers come in five varieties, four of which were previously available in bottles.

IN STOCK!

https://www.bustle.com/p/barefoot-wines-new-canned-wine-spritzers-are-perfect-for-all-your-summer-parties-on-the-go-9021103

 

SIX ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR BUYING CHEESE FOR A PARTY LIKE A PRO

So, you’re the lucky devil who gets to bring cheese to the party. Congratulations! You officially have the most fun assignment.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-tips-how-much-shop-cheese-party/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9b906c2d55-May_09_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9b906c2d55-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-9b906c2d55-38937345&mc_cid=9b906c2d55&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Whistle Pig

Vermont’s WhistlePig Rye Whiskey has launched FarmStock Rye Crop No. 002, the company’s annual limited edition blend. This year’s iteration ups the amount of “Triple Terroir” whiskey—juice distilled from Vermont rye, proofed with estate well water, and aged in Vermont oak—to 32%, and balances the 2-year-old rye with 6-year-old MGP rye (45%), and 10-year-old rye from Alberta Distillers (23%). WhistlePig FarmStock Rye Crop No. 002 is available now in limited quantities across the U.S. at a suggested price of $73.

 

 

Why alcohol health warning labels are a good idea: findings from the latest Global Drug Survey

Drink-driving and drinking while pregnant are socially unacceptable in many countries, yet when it comes to other alcohol-related health risks, public awareness is low.

https://theconversation.com/why-alcohol-health-warning-labels-are-a-good-idea-findings-from-the-latest-global-drug-survey-95475

 

What’s the best way of choosing and serving rosé wine?

As soon as the hot weather hits us we all check to see how much rosé is in the fridge. Or head to the nearest bar to while away the evening in front of an ice bucket or two. But have you ever noticed how poor the rosé selection is on most wine lists?

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/best-choosing-serving-rose-wine/

Wine in a keg? There’s more to it than meets the eye

Ecofass-Vin is wine on tap, thanks to a keg. The keg preserves the taste and quality of the wine while also providing a more ecological approach. One barrel of 20 liters replaces 30 glass bottles of wine, requires less space to store, and saves on recycling of corks, labels and wine boxes – which translates to a lower carbon footprint overall.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4088322.html

The Unwritten Rules of Tasting Room Etiquette

Showing up in a party bus, making faces after sampling a wine or bragging about your 4,000-bottle cellar will not put you in the good graces of any winery. Here are tips on how to avoid the most irksome tasting room behavior.

Male vintner pouring red wine in winery barrel room

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/08/rules-tasting-room-etiquette/

Is Wine Vegetarian, Vegan or Neither?

A beverage made from pressed grapes must be vegetarian, right? Well, some winemaking techniques can make certain bottles a no-go for the animal-friendly crowd. Learn how animal derivatives end up in your wine, and how to spot vegetarian- and vegan-friendly wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/09/vegetarian-vegan-wine/

 

How to Drink Natural Wine Like Someone Who Knows What They’re Doing

Seriously talking about wine without sounding like the worst person ever is a very delicate dance; the risk heightens even further when you delve into the world of natural wine

https://www.gq.com/story/natural-wine-advice-eric-wareheim

 

 

Eagles unveil commemorative Super Bowl wines

The team has partnered with Mano’s Wine, a Kansas City, Mo.-based winery, to make “Championship Red” and “Championship Bubbly,” which are available to purchase online now.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/eagles-wine-manos-super-bowl-championship-red-20180509.html

 

What drives people to make wine?

In Europe, religion has played a direct role in the growth of vineyards – from the first communities of monks in the 6th century through to the famous settlements of Cluny and Cîteaux in the 10th and 12th centuries and beyond.


http://www.decanter.com/magazine/anson-why-make-wine-392180/#ZpQ4kxzzBfQ15fzw.99

Tips for saving money on wine

Americans spend more than $60 billion a year on wine, and if you’re one of the millions who enjoy a little vino – you’ll want these tips for saving serious money on it.

http://www.fox19.com/story/38151441/tips-for-saving-money-on-wine

 

How to train your nose for wine – the kit that helps you become an expert taster

A good sense of smell is essential for wine tasters, and Frenchman Jean Lenoir’s aroma quiz can help beginners develop it

http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/2145455/how-train-your-nose-wine-kit-helps-you-become

 

Treat yourself to the charms of a half-bottle of wine

This is for all the single people, all those who sometimes find themselves alone during mealtime. It could be that you live alone or that you’re traveling alone, miles into a solo journey and holed up in a could-be-anywhere hotel — and you’re fine with that. These are your opportunities to acquaint yourself with the charms of the half-bottle of wine.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-half-bottles-wine-0511-story.html

 

Ex-Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe says he’ll develop a Terry Rozier-inspired wine

Bledsoe and Rozier have become friends during the playoffs

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-playoffs-ex-patriots-quarterback-drew-bledsoe-says-hell-develop-a-terry-rozier-inspired-wine/

10 Cheap Wines That Taste Expensive

Or at least they’ll fool your friends who think they know what expensive wine tastes like.

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/g19734826/best-cheap-wines/

Overall alcohol e-commerce % sales and $ growth sluggish – Nielsen

New Hampshire Lowers the Boom on Wine Shipping

If shipped directly to consumers, are still taxed but the state is nonetheless still losing money on them. He estimates that there are approximately 80 retailers shipping in product that is already on the shelves, which adds up to a loss of $3-4 million in lost annual revenue. He estimates the total value of product shipped into the state costs the state $11-12m a year.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/05/new-hampshire-lowers-the-boom-on-wine-shipping

Can You Judge a Wine By the Shape of Its Bottle?

A curiously shaped bottle can be more than a gimmick—it can offer clues to the flavor and quality of the wine inside. Lettie Teague tried buying wines based on shape and found a few as interesting as the bottles they came in

https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-you-judge-a-wine-by-the-shape-of-its-bottle-1525970180

How to Judge a Wine Without Tasting It

An economist’s method predicts a vintage’s quality using only statistics. Why hasn’t it caught on?

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-05-10/how-to-judge-wine-without-tasting-it

SUNTORY LAUNCHES CLEAR NON-ALCOHOLIC ‘BEER’ FOR OFFICE DRINKING

Japanese drinks giant Suntory is launching a clear, non-alcoholic ‘beer’ packaged in a plastic bottle which it hopes will be particularly popular with office workers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/suntory-launches-clear-non-alcoholic-beer-for-office-drinking/

How Wineries Take Advantage of Big Data (or Any Data)
“Data analysis is what the ‘big guys’ do, but not here. We’re just farmers.”
https://www.winesandvines.com/features/article/198279/How%20Wineries%20Take%20Advantage%20of%20Big%20Data%20%28or%20Any%20Data%29

 

Canned wine: explosive growth from tiny revenue base. Other alt-packaging also growing strongly

 

French Wine & Cheese Pairing

In a fruitful collaboration with Andrew at HisandHerwine.com, Social Vignerons is giving you examples of how the incredible variety of French cheese can marry and sublime some of the most popular regional French grape varieties and blends.

http://socialvignerons.com/2015/01/15/infographic-french-wine-cheese-pairing/

 

Italian Wine & Cheese Pairings

The variety in Italian wine is famously enormous. So many different grape varieties made in different areas and villages.

But the variety in cheese is just as astonishing.

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