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Liquor Industry News/Links 10-01-18

October 1, 2018

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

10-01-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

The Right Wine To Pair With Your Most Dreaded Fall Chores

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

HOW TO SAY CHEERS AROUND THE WORLD

 

AND MORE!

 

Survey finds 21% of Americans pick guacamole over alcohol

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

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

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KETEL ONE VODKA

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

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

New Grey Goose

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

How Two Buck Chuck made wine less douchey

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

THE THREE TRAPS OF LABEL DESIGN

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

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

 

Understanding tension in wine

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


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

New app lets you rate and reserve wines as you sip

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

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

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

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

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

The Pyramid Of Influence

The wine world operates on a triangle of influence.

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

Pesticides In CA

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

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

 

The NHL now has an official liquor shot

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

6 rules for wine we love to break

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

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

 

How Wine Preferences Can Help Us Understand Tea

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

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

 

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

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

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

Four New Ways to Turn Your Wine into a Cocktail

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Wine labels a complex issue

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

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

 

National Center for Health Statistics.

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

Type in your address….then depression sets in!

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

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

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

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

The Definitive Craft Beer Urban Dictionary

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Pair These Wines With These Hotly-Anticipated Fall TV Shows

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

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

 

Five Wine Regions Producing America’s Finest Ciders

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

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

 

Should you microwave your wine in winter?

Use the microwave to return reds to drinking temperature,

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

 

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

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

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

 

How to Pair Beer with Italian Food, According to Italians

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

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

 

5 Facts to Know About Bordeaux Today

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

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

 

Your Oktoberfest Guide to 5 German Beer Styles

Prost to Pilsner: German Beers to Drink During Oktoberfest

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

 

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE THREE GREAT REDS OF ITALY

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

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

 

HOW TO SAY CHEERS AROUND THE WORLD

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

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

 

We Finally Have a White Wine Emoji

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

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

Bad Wine Is Just a Great Cocktail Waiting to Happen

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

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

Why Not All Oaks Are Alike For Wine

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

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

The Two Unsung Grapes Putting Virginia Wine on the Map

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Treasury Wine Estates introducing new Italian wine to the US market

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Right Wine To Pair With Your Most Dreaded Fall Chores

Why whine when you can wine?

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

PAIRING FALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WITH WINE

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

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

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 09-24-18

September 24, 2018

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

09-24-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

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

 

Wine that’s ‘anything but American’

 

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

 

AND MORE!

 

Dos Equis Mexican Pale Ale Drops This Month

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

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

How to find the most healthy wine for you

Watch this video from Houston TV

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

Why Aged Red Wines Taste Better

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

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

How to drink wine out of a spanish-style porrón

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

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

NFL Alums Are Making Wine and Crushing It

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

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

Eight Cheese Mistakes Everyone Makes

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

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

THE AUTUMN SANGRIA RECIPE

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

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

REVIEW: CORAVIN MODEL ELEVEN

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

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

Are you pairing food and wine all wrong?

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

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

Automated tractors a ‘game changer’ for wine industry

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

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

Keeping the family wine business is often hard

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

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

The Art of Winemaking on the Cheap

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

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

The Science Behind The Swirl

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

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

Wine Myths

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

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

PATRÓN LAUNCHES SMOKY $199 TEQUILA

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

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

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

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

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

THE ETIQUETTE OF NAVIGATING A CORKAGE FEE

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

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

 

 

What The Wine Industry Can Learn About Black Consumers

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

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

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

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

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

Looking for Underrated Cabernet? Try Washington State

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

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

How to Pair Wine With Peanut Butter and Jelly

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

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

U.S. Wine Sales: Five Surprising Facts

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

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

Understanding Disgorgment and Dosage

POPPING THE CORK ON CONFUSING SPARKLING WINEMAKING TERMINOLOGY

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

5 New Washington AVAs on the Horizon

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

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

YOUR DRUNK AUNT WAS RIGHT

THE HOT TODDY IS THE CURE TO THE COMMON COLD

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

October 19th Is Champagne Day!

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

To help here is the official spotify playlist

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

WHAT WINE TREND NEEDS TO DIE?

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

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

Why China Should Be Your Next Wine Destination

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

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

NATURAL WINE, EXPLAINED

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

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

What are Tannins, Really?

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

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

This Wine Shower Holder

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

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

Idaho’s Wine Scene has Endless Potential

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

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

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

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

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

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

How I quit whining and learned to like pumpkin beers

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

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

PROSECCO TO PRODUCE 600 MILLION BOTTLES FROM 2018 HARVEST

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

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

How to Pair Feta with Wine

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

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

Do gold wine bottles improve wine quality?

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

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

Resveratrol Basics

What You Need To Know About This Powerful Antioxidant

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

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

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

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

The wine maps making waves in Bordeaux

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

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

VIRGINIA VINEYARD VICTIM OF $50K GRAPE THEFT

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

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

Willamette Valley winemakers propose major labeling changes

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

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

Blind Taste Research Confirms Consumer Preference For Cork

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Essential Guide to Chardonnay

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

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

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

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

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

Wine that’s ‘anything but American’

For those inclined to make a political statement with their purchases

Canada’s view of American wine support

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

 

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 09-17-18

September 17, 2018

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

The independent wine retailer is your best friend

 

THE BEST LIMONCELLO RECIPE YOU’LL EVER MAKE

 

Can this tabletop Krups keg really deliver a perfect pour?

 

 

AND MORE!

 

Can this tabletop Krups keg really deliver a perfect pour?

KRUPS has partnered with HOPSY, a growler shop-turned-beer delivery service, to bring craft beer directly to your home. It’s unbelievably easy to use, and their website boasts that the device keeps your beer fresh for up to 14 days after you tap it.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/krups-sub-home-beer-dispenser-review/

Disneyland to open Star Wars cantina-style bar

he new drinking den will become part of Disneyland’s new themed section Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which is expected to open in summer 2019.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/09/disneyland-to-open-star-wars-cantina-style-bar/

How to understand tasting notes

Hints of Lemongrass?

Looks like grass but smells of citrus – lemongrass is a highly aromatic tropical plant that is widely used in Asian cooking as well as herbal remedies.


https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/understand-tasting-notes-decoded-344920/#XB2jK7lUo4jww6Hm.99

PROSECCO ROSÉ SHOULD BECOME A REALITY WITH 2018 HARVEST

it is believed that red grapes from this year’s vintage will finally be allowed to make Prosecco rosé (or rosato) – a major step for the region, considering the powerful pull of pink drinks, be they from Champagne, Provence, or the world of gin and mixers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/prosecco-rose-should-become-a-reality-with-2018-harvest/

Following news that DOC Prosecco may be authorising the production of pink versions of this highly successful Italian fizz, db has been told that this won’t happen within the smaller DOCG.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/pink-fizz-not-an-option-for-docg-prosecco-superiore/

BRIDE RENTS OUT WEDDING DRESS THAT HOLDS 50 GLASSES OF PROSECCO

A woman who commissioned a custom-made wedding dress with a metal frame that holds 50 glasses of Prosecco has decided to rent it out to would-be brides so that it doesn’t “go to waste”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/bride-rents-out-wedding-dress-that-holds-50-glasses-of-prosecco/

Can shipping containers be a vacation getaway?

This Paso winery wants to make it happen

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/living/food-drink/wine-beer/article217519165.html

Five tips for picking the perfect wine

There used to be limited choices for wine – white, red or rosé – but now we are awash with choice

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2018/09/five-tips-for-picking-the-perfect-wine.html

Award stickers can make you think the wine tastes better

t’s like a new entrants prize session where everyone wins. It’s like boxing where you can fill a room with world champions from the same weight class.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/food-news/106774482/award-stickers-can-make-you-think-the-wine-tastes-better

Trump tariffs could squeeze OR wineries

Increasing the cost to buy things like bottles and cardboard boxes as much as 25 percent — businesses are having to think about soaking up the cost themselves, or passing it on to the consumer.

https://katu.com/news/local/trump-tariffs-could-squeeze-local-wineries

Wine 101: How to Open a Bottle—The Screwcap

Sounds Simple Right? I bet After Watching This you Have Been Doing It Wrong

https://video.winespectator.com/play/id/5830634884001/name/Wine_101:__How_to_Open_a_Bottle+The_Screwcap?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Sips-Tips-090418&utm_campaign=SipsTips090418

A good reason to make wine fun

But for ordinary consumers, even the effort between distinguishing between one Pinot Grigio and another can produce angst.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/good-reason-make-wine-fun

California’s Edgiest, Riskiest Wine Region Is About to Get a New Name

It’s not clear yet if a West Sonoma Coast label will persuade wine lovers to pay more, but it’s not the first area to attempt to bring order and meaning to the Sonoma Coast.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-31/california-s-edgiest-riskiest-wine-region-is-about-to-get-a-new-name

Does Soil Affect Wines Flavor

The idea that a vineyard’s soil lends a wine its flavour is becoming increasingly popular – but is there any scientific basis?

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180628-why-wine-geology-may-be-a-myth

THE 20 MOST POPULAR WHISKEY BRANDS IN THE COUNTRY

These are the top 20 best-selling whiskey brands in America, according to IRI Worldwide, a market research firm that measures off-premise sales such as those in liquor, grocery, and convenience stores.

https://vinepair.com/articles/20-most-popular-whiskey-brands-america-2018/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2875b4285f-Sept_05_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2875b4285f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2875b4285f-38937345&mc_cid=2875b4285f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 genius ways to pair your favorite fast food with wine

Finding the perfect wine to pair with a dish doesn’t need to be limited to fancy and super-expensive tasting menus.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/fast-food-wine-pairings-2018-9#1-youll-want-to-pair-mcdonalds-fries-with-krug-champagne-1

 

How Wine Affects Your Whiskey

From Cabernet and Pinot to Port and Syrah, learn how different wine casks are changing your whiskey.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/04/how-wine-barrel-affects-whiskey/

 

Ex-Playboy Columnist Shares Secret to Becoming a Wine Expert

What you need to know about nose, taste, regions and swirling.

http://www.realclearlife.com/food-drink/ex-playboy-columnist-shares-secrets-to-mastering-wine/

 

Try some wine while watching football

As the heat of summer eases its grip, we begin to think of autumn and all the gifts it provides, like football.

https://www.scnow.com/living/columns/article_2e8efc9c-b0a0-11e8-b2c1-97df77bf2c67.html

 

19 Crimes Wine Is Based On The Dark History Of Actual Infamous Convicts

Founded in 2012, 19 Crimes is nestled under the massive wine company known as Treasury Wine Estates

https://www.bustle.com/p/19-crimes-wine-is-based-on-the-dark-history-of-actual-infamous-convicts-11489059

 

Become a Texas Wine Specialist:

Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist at Kiepersol Winery’s Salt Kitchen

https://eguidemagazine.com/love-wine-become-a-certified-texas-wine-specialist/

 

WHY THE TEQUILA IN YOUR MARGARITA MATTERS MORE THAN YOU THINK

If you put cheap ingredients in a cocktail, you’ll get a cheap cocktail, every time — seems obvious doesn’t it?

http://www.drinkmemag.com/why-the-tequila-in-your-margarita-matters-more-than-you-think/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=42ff05f908-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-42ff05f908-144602285&mc_cid=42ff05f908&mc_eid=db3f4d9053

 

WINE SPECTATOR’S PUBLISHER IS SUING WEED SPECTATOR OVER TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT

While producers from Heineken to boutique wineries are dipping their toes in the cannabis drinks market, recent legal action in the US suggests that companies are still at odds on the publishing side of things.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/wine-spectators-publisher-is-suing-weed-spectator-over-trademark-infringement/

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Prosecco Superiore DOCG

In order to fully understand what makes Prosecco Superiore so superior, we travel to Northern Italy and visit the heartland where the most prestigious Prosecco on the planet is produced: Conegliano Valdobbiadene.

https://wineoh.tv/how-to-easily-understand-prosecco-superiore-docg-video

33 of The Most Bizarre Flavors Found in Wine

See the most bizarre wine flavors and find out what wines have these flavors. If wine tasted only like flowers and fruit, it wouldn’t be as awesome as it is.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/33-bizarre-wine-flavors/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=5b2c757a5f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_06_12_43&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-5b2c757a5f-62472929&mc_cid=5b2c757a5f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

All the Ways Wood Affects Your Wine, Explained

Oak is winemakers’ salt. Used correctly, it can increase the intensity and complexity of wine, add attractive flavors, and elongate the finish.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wood-wine-aging-oak/

What’s Popping in Sparkling Wine Packaging

As more wineries add a sparkler to their portfolios, they also aim to have that bottling stand out

https://www.winesandvines.com/features/article/202684/What%27s%20Popping%20in%20Sparkling%20Wine%20Packaging

Hype over biodynamics reaching ludicrous levels, says viticulturist

The furore surrounding organic and biodynamic viticulture has reached “ludicrous levels,” according to leading consultant Dr Richard Smart.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/24027/Hype_over_biodynamics_reaching_ludicrous_levels,_says_viticulturist.html

Why Italy Is Trying to Ban Australian Nero d’Avola in U.K. Markets

First Prosecco, now Nero d’Avola—the continuing trademark battle over grape variety names

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-italy-is-trying-to-ban-australian-nero-davola-in-u-k-markets/

This $30 device turns my hot coffee cold in 50 seconds without diluting it

It can also chill wine and other spirits

https://www.businessinsider.com/hyperchiller-v2-iced-coffee-maker-review-2018-8

HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BLANCO, REPOSADO, AND ANEJO TEQUILA

There are five different classifications of tequila available today. All can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a variety of cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/tequila-aging-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2d779354a7-Sept_07_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2d779354a7-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2d779354a7-38937345&mc_cid=2d779354a7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE BEST LIMONCELLO RECIPE YOU’LL EVER MAKE

Unlike many DIY projects, homemade limoncello provides maximum reward for minimal effort

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-limoncello-recipe-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2d779354a7-Sept_07_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2d779354a7-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2d779354a7-38937345&mc_cid=2d779354a7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Wine Line

Constellation is rolling out a new Washington wine brand, Spoken Barrel. Sourced from the Columbia Valley, Spoken Barrel initially will include a Cabernet Sauvignon and Meritage Red Blend, both retailing at $20 a 750-ml. The brand is aimed at both wine consumers and craft beer drinkers, according to the company, with its bottle design highlighting its Washington provenance. Spoken Barrel is launching nationally.

 

The ties between wine and sports

It’s fall and that is the time for both sports and wine.

https://www.summitdaily.com/news/the-sporting-life-wine-and-sports/

 

Does the klutz who spilled red wine on my clothes owe me?

During dinner, a customer at the table next to us knocked his wine glass over and spilled red wine on half of my outfit

https://thetakeout.com/klutz-who-spilled-red-wine-on-my-clothes-owe-me-1828851313

 

Why the Tasting Room is Dead

California’s traditional tasting rooms are pivoting to more “maker” spaces, nature immersions and places for all-day casual hangs.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/06/tasting-room-dead/

 

These islands produce some of Europe’s best wine

Some of Europe’s most interesting wine regions are islands – environments and cultures preserved by a frame of sea. Whether planning a trip or a meal, get to know these five tempting island wine regions.

https://eatsiptrip.10best.com/2018/09/06/these-islands-produce-some-of-europes-best-wine/

 

Aged Wine

How to Evaluate Condition Without Opening It

http://www.fredswan.wine/2018/09/06/evaluating-aged-wine-condition/

 

The independent wine retailer is your best friend

The best independent wine retailers understand that customer service matters, which is why they don’t carry junk.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/one-more-time-the-independent-wine-retailer-is-your-best-friend/

 

Riedel Re-Post (and the Myth is Still Busted)

We’ve always been rather skeptical about their claim that their variety-specific glasses actually make a significant difference in the flavor of each different wine

https://oddballgrape.com/riedel-re-post-and-the-myth-is-still-busted/

 

Why Do we Have Bad Wine Days?

More about the Biodynamic Calendar

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/09/why-do-we-have-bad-wine-days

This Genius Figured Out How to Make Booze Stronger

We heard you liked alcohol so we put alcohol in your alcohol.

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/zmkjwx/this-genius-figured-out-how-to-make-booze-stronger

 

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 09-10-18

September 10, 2018

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Liquor Industry News/Links

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

09-10-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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How To Clean A Wine Decanter With Rice

Cleaning a wine decanter can be such a nightmare.

https://www.12×75.com/how-to-clean-a-wine-decanter-with-rice/

Canton OH eyes more control over liquor sales

Do you think this is a good idea in MA ?

https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/breaking-news-news/canton-eyes-more-control-over-liquor-sales

You May One Day Have to Live Without Wine, Say Some Experts. Here’s Why

The purveyors of a bonny doom paint a dark scenario.

https://www.inc.com/chris-matyszczyk/you-may-one-day-have-to-live-without-wine-say-some-experts-heres-why.html

Unusual wine pairings that actually work

I’ve heard it said there are two type of wine drinkers – those who imbibe with food and those who don’t.

https://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/food-drink/unusual-wine-pairings-that-actually-work-16757185

Feds shut down St. Helena winery for one day

Served a one-day suspension of its federal permit to sell wine as a result of a national investigation into consignment sales, an illegal practice in which a winery or wholesaler buys back bottles that retailers are unable to sell.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/8668318-181/viticulture-briefs-feds-shut-down

Wine’s Health Benefits Questioned

A study slamming alcohol as unhealthy doesn’t address the benefits of moderate drinking.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/08/wines-health-benefits-questioned?h=1

Estimates of cork taint from the Wine Spectator Napa office

The Wine Spectator magazine’s Napa office tracked the number of apparently cork-tainted bottles in their tastings of California wines from 2005 to 2016

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2018/08/estimates-of-cork-taint-from-wine.html

These are the top 25 brands that under-aged drinkers binge on. Wine ranks way toward the bottom.

5 Ways to Drink Your Cannabis

As cannabis becomes legal in more and more states, the weed industry is turning a new leaf.

https://modernfarmer.com/2018/08/5-ways-to-drink-your-cannabis/

LG LAUNCHES VOICE-ACTIVATED WINE CELLAR

Better known for its mobile phones, South Korean electronics giant LG has branched out into wine with a state of the art voice-activated wine cellar.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/lg-launches-voice-activated-wine-cellar/

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF YOUR SOMM IS A PRO?

How, then, can you tell if your sommelier is a pro?

https://vinepair.com/articles/we-asked-10-sommeliers-how-can-you-tell-if-your-somm-is-a-pro/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3fde256a6c-Aug_28_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3fde256a6c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3fde256a6c-38937345&mc_cid=3fde256a6c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A HARRY POTTER-INSPIRED COCKTAIL CLASS IS COMING TO NYC

The Cauldron, a wizard-themed, Harry Potter-inspired bar that had a successful run in London, is coming to New York in September.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/harry-potter-cocktail-class/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3fde256a6c-Aug_28_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3fde256a6c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3fde256a6c-38937345&mc_cid=3fde256a6c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A Guide to Finding Ageworthy Birth Year Wines

The children are our future. But now is the time to cellar a bottle or two of their birth year wine to help celebrate when they come of age.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/27/ageworthy-birth-year-wines/

Top 10 U.S. Wine Distributors

As ranked by importance to U.S. wineries, top wine distributors and executives

 https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/202599/Top-10-US-Wine-Distributors

The 10 Best Beer Gifts for Brew Snobs

If they know the difference between a session IPA and a double IPA, then they’ll love these gift ideas.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/g22854453/best-beer-gift-ideas/

Perfume or liquor? Does the package tell you?

Can you spot which is which? Take our fun quiz to see how well you score!

https://www.packagingdigest.com/packaging-design/perfume-or-liquor-does-the-package-tell-you-2018-08-28#

ZONIN DISCOVERS A NATIVE ITALIAN RED GRAPE THAT’S GREAT FOR FIZZ

What red grape other than Pinot Noir can be used to make great traditional method fizz and top-end still red wines? Francesco Zonin thinks he has found the answer.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/zonin-discovers-a-native-italian-red-grape-thats-great-for-fizz/

VIRTUAL BEER DRINKING AND RUNNING APP LAUNCHED

A man has launched an app which features virtual contestants running the Beer Mile with the description: “Chugging! Running! Barfing! All the fun of the beer mile without the public intoxication

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/virtual-beer-drinking-and-running-app-launched/

8 QUESTIONS ABOUT ORANGE WINE YOU’RE TOO EMBARRASSED TO ASK

Orange wines are trendy and a little mischievous

https://vinepair.com/articles/orange-wine-guide/

Your Cheat Sheet to Wine Bottle Sizes

From demis and magnums to bottles that can hold up to three cases, we break down the sizes and how many glasses they hold.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/28/wine-bottle-sizes/

How to Pair Wine with Classic Persian Dishes

Fragrant, fruity and herbaceous, Persian dishes provide the perfect the perfect canvas for pairing wines from red to sparkling.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/28/pair-persian-dishes-wine/

73% Of Americans look for locally grown foods.

How do you make wine part of that?

Couples who drink together tend to be happier together, study finds

The study found that: “Concordant drinking couples reported decreased negative marital quality over time, and these links were significantly greater among wives.”

https://www.indy100.com/article/couples-drinking-alcohol-together-happier-study-8511236

Metallica launches ‘sound-enhanced’ American whiskey

Members of heavy metal band Metallica have partnered with WhistlePig master distiller Dave Pickerell to launch ‘sonic-aged’ Blackened American Whiskey.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/08/metallica-launches-sound-enhanced-american-whiskey/

How to Pair Wine With White-Cheddar Popcorn

You and I both know that we love white-cheddar popcorn.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/08/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-popcorn.html

Amazon Alexa ups food and wine pairing skills

A recently launched app via Amazon Echo has sought to increase the wine and food pairing ability of Alexa, the company’s virtual personal assistant service.


https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/amazon-alexa-wine-pairing-400259/#667xruRB6yBqdRx5.99

How a penny can save your spoiled bottle of wine

Few things in life are as frustrating as uncorking a highly anticipated bottle of wine after a long day and pouring a glass only to discover that the bottle is spoiled.

https://eatsiptrip.10best.com/2018/08/29/how-a-penny-can-save-your-spoiled-bottle-of-wine/

Don’t Travel Without This Inflatable Wine Bottle Bag

No broken bottles of wine on our watch

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a22864385/vinnibag-wine-travel-bags/

A Clear-Cut Guide to the Right Type of Ice for Every Cocktail

There’s so much more to ice than filling a few trays and calling it a day.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-ice-for-cocktails-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=104beef3e3-Aug_30_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-104beef3e3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-104beef3e3-38937345&mc_cid=104beef3e3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine apps, displays & discounts rank at bottom of consumer purchase influences

How Much a Six-Pack of Beer Cost the Year You Were Born

We tracked down the prices of beer dating all the way back to the 1930s.

https://www.thedailymeal.com/drink/price-beer-through-history-gallery

Kahlúa debuts Espresso Martini in a can

Kahlúa is tapping into the trend for at-home drinking with the launch of a ready-to-drink (RTD) Espresso Martini, said to be the first product of its kind.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/08/kahlua-debuts-espresso-martini-in-a-can/

THE BEST-SELLING BEERS IN AMERICA (2018)

How big is Big Beer, exactly? It’s a $350 billion business in America, according to figures compiled by the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association.

https://vinepair.com/articles/infographic-20-best-selling-beers-america/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=efabe224ee-Aug_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-efabe224ee-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-efabe224ee-38937345&mc_cid=efabe224ee&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SOJU, SHOCHU, AND SAKE, EXPLAINED

It’s no secret that Asian spirits are on the rise.

https://vinepair.com/articles/soju-shochu-sake-difference/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=efabe224ee-Aug_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-efabe224ee-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-efabe224ee-38937345&mc_cid=efabe224ee&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New French Bus Runs on Wine Waste

Scania is showing off a new bus in the Bordeaux region of France. And appropriately, it runs on wine. Or at least some of the waste from winemaking.

http://www.autotrader.ca/newsfeatures/20180830/new-french-bus-runs-on-wine-waste/

Which state has the most wineries per capita?

Hint: It’s not California

What’s believed to be the most northerly vineyard in the world is up for sale

Lerkekasa Vineyard sits at a latitude of 59 degrees north, similar to Alaska. But it is a two-hour drive southwest of Oslo.

http://kwbe.com/abc_business/whats-believed-to-be-the-most-northerly-vineyard-in-the-world-is-up-for-sale-abcid36104956/

How Neuroscience Explains Our Obsession With Food Mashups

The concepts of anticipation and expectation can determine your level of enjoyment since certain combinations are more predictable than others.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/eustaciahuen/2018/08/30/neurosciencefood/#6e49a49531fd

Why brands should understand ‘supertasters’

Supertasters were more able to notice the similarities in the wines and less likely would experience a perceptual bias on flavor ratings, which shows that sensation can drive choice decisions even in the presence of extreme learning and experience,

https://www.warc.com/newsandopinion/news/why_brands_should_understand_supertasters/40971

Making wine is easy

90 percent of wine sold in the United States came from the 30 top producers, and more than half of the wine sold domestically came from E. & J. Gallo, The Wine Group and Constellation Brands (“the big three”).

https://napavalleyregister.com/tim-carl-local-tastes-making-wine-is-easy/article_594c8078-7aad-5ba9-b0a9-89015612db97.html

What information should be on wine labels?

Wine is a complicated beverage, and wineries should be using the limited space on labels to help educate the consumer.

https://montrealgazette.com/life/food/bill-zacharkiw-what-information-should-be-on-wine-labels

DIY Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

https://www.9and10news.com/2018/08/31/upcycle-your-space-diy-wine-bottle-tiki-torch/

 

 

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September 3, 2018

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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09-03-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Cashing In On the Vintage Liquor Craze

 

The Unfortunate Trend of Exploding Cans in Craft Beer

 

Wine allergen warnings: Good idea?

AND MORE!

 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLUB SODA, SELTZER, AND SPARKLING WATER? (AND TONIC, TOO)

Though each of these bubbly beverages appears identical, each contains different flavor profiles and is made using different processes.

https://vinepair.com/articles/difference-club-soda-vs-seltzer-sparkling-tonic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e12c7e79a8-Aug_21_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e12c7e79a8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e12c7e79a8-38937345&mc_cid=e12c7e79a8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Vinters are using music to make better wine

Winemakers are playing music to their fermented grapes in an attempt to coax more flavor from the bottles. It sounds odd, but they say the waves help improve the way the wine develops.

https://thenextweb.com/science/2018/08/20/vinters-are-using-music-to-make-better-wine/

PORTUGAL WANTS ALCOHOL WARNING LABELS TO ‘SHOW THE BENEFITS TOO’

Portuguese and Italian officials have hit out at Ireland’s plans to include health warnings on alcohol products which link drinking to a higher risk of developing cancer, with Portugal suggesting they should “show the benefits too.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/portugal-wants-alcohol-warning-labels-to-show-the-benefits-too/

VINEYARDS IN THE DORDOGNE INVEST IN BATS TO PROTECT CROPS

Following a study, published earlier this year, which concluded that certain species of bat hunt grapevine moths, wine producers in the Dordogne are installing bat boxes around their vineyards to encourage the flying mammals to act as a natural ‘pesticide’.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/vineyards-in-the-dordogne-invest-in-bats-to-protect-crops/

Horizontal and vertical

Wine lovers are used to thinking about horizontal and vertical, especially when it comes to tasting.  A horizontal tasting enables a range of wines from the same year to be compared: the emphasis is on the difference between wines.  A vertical tasting looks at just one wine through a range of different years, emphasizing the difference in vintages.  That’s a useful distinction.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/horizontal-wine-tasting-vertical-399487/

Why so many retailers suddenly want to sell you sangria

Notice more sangria displays in supermarkets and other retailers?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/why-so-many-retailers-suddenly-want-to-sell-you-sangria/

Is the Japanese drink beer or wine? Does it even matter?

Sake” in Japanese could refer to any alcoholic drink, so you have to specifically say “nihonshu” to get the rice brew, which many there believe is the drink of the Shinto gods.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/is-the-japanese-drink-beer-or-wine-does-it-even-matter/articleshow/65455425.cms

German Wine

While renowned for its Riesling, Germany boasts a bevy of other varietals that deserve our attention. From a sleeper white grape to Europe’s next great red, learn about six of the country’s most important wines.

http://partners.winemag.com/winesofgermany/?utm_campaign=2157998_Wines%20of%20Germany%20Dedicated%20Email%20%232&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Trade%2FBeverage%20Business%20Enthusiast&dm_i=28KR,1A94E,74ID5P,450M3,1#grapes

HEAVEN HILL SUES BOB DYLAN WHISKEY BRAND

Spirits producer Heaven Hill Distilleries has filed a lawsuit against the Bob Dylan-owned whiskey brand Heaven’s Door Spirits, claiming it infringes its trademark rights.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/heaven-hill-sues-bob-dylan-whisky-brand/

NEW ZEALAND BREWERY RELEASES ‘FIRST’ DEER BEER

With this year having already witnessed the launch of a whiskey flavoured with beaver secretions, New Zealand brewery Moa has now unveiled a wheat beer brewed with deer velvet for the Chinese market, which sold out in 48 hours.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/new-zealand-brewery-releases-first-deer-beer/

HEINEKEN HAS LAUNCHED A NON-ALCOHOLIC, ‘LAGUNITAS’ FLAVOURED SPARKLING WATER

Attractively-named “Hop Water”, the new beverage contains no alcohol, no calories, and zero carbohydrates, but is “made using everything we know about hops,” according to the Heineken-owned beer brand’s website.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/heineken-has-launched-a-non-alcoholic-lagunitas-flavoured-sparkling-water/

A hotel in Germany lets you sleep in a giant wine barrel — and it’s every wine lover’s dream come true

Oenophiles the world over will be happy to know that they can now book a wine barrel for the night.

https://www.businessinsider.com/wine-barrel-hotel-germany-2018-8

How to Pair Wine With Cheap Sushi

Some Ideas

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/08/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-cheap-sushi.html

How to Train Your Wine Palate

Training your wine palate isn’t difficult. We spoke with expert Filippo Bartolotta on simple ways to gain a better understanding of what’s in your glass.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/21/train-wine-palate/

CANNABIS APPELLATION SYSTEM IN CALIFORNIA CLOSE TO REALITY

An appellation system for the cultivation of marijuana in California, modelled on the French AOC or American AVA systems for wine, is already in the early planning stages and could become a reality by 2021.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/cannabis-appellation-system-in-california-close-reality/

AMERICA’S POT CAPITAL? IT’S MASSACHUSETTS, NOT COLORADO

Massachusetts is emerging as the nation’s pot capital, according to statistics compiled in a state legislative report released to the public last month.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/03/us-pot-capital-massachusetts/

THE AMOUNT OF WINE TEACHERS NEED TO DRINK TO SURVIVE EVERY SCHOOL YEAR SITUATION

Back to school season is upon us and with it comes a lot of stress.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/teachers-wine-school-year-survival-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b8e02c2cee-Aug_23_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b8e02c2cee-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b8e02c2cee-38937345&mc_cid=b8e02c2cee&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Do It for the ‘Gram: Four Ways to Take Better Wine Snaps

When it comes to wine, however, making your drink look Instagram-worthy can be tough

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-instagram-wine/

I Asked a Bunch of Dumb Questions About Wine So You Don’t Have To

Because drinking should never be stressful, and wine knowledge should be as accessible as the closest liquor store, I asked sommelier Victoria James, author of Drink Pink, A Celebration of Rosé and beverage director of New York City’s Cote, a bunch of dumb questions about wine (so you don’t have to!).

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/a22739519/types-of-wine/

Bigger wine glasses: Marketing ploy, health risk, or just coincidence?

A British study says we use bigger wine glasses than ever before – but do we know why we do?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/bigger-wine-glasses-marketing-ploy-health-risk-or-just-coincidence/

 

Right In The Feels: How Touch Might Influence How A Wine Tastes

Some more recent research has focused on the sensation of physical touch, and has found that the flavors and overall acceptability of various food and beverages can be influenced by the texture of the packaging itself.

http://www.academicwino.com/2018/08/touch-wine-tasting.html/

 

Zinfandel – The fascinating history of ‘California’s grape’

There were no grapes in Europe named Zinfandel.

https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/allison-levine/allison-levine-please-the-palate-zinfandel-the-fascinating-history-of/article_327583b0-ffc8-5139-858a-3224c8cd2532.html

 

The Unfortunate Trend of Exploding Cans in Craft Beer

Such is the awkward reality—and surprising conundrum—of who should be responsible for an exploding can of beer.

https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/sightlines/2018/8/22/exploding-cans

 

These are the ideal temperatures for beer, wine & other beverages

 

Cashing In On the Vintage Liquor Craze

Read our guide to evaluating, pricing, and selling the old bottles you find in the back of your liquor cabinet.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/cashing-in-on-the-vintage-liquor-craze

 

Pumpkin beers are ripe for picking, if perhaps a bit early in season for some

Pumpkin beers are back – for gourd or bad.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/08/24/pumpkin-beers-already-cropping-up-some-stores-august/1019791002/

 

‘Game of Thrones’ Announces Jon Snow Beer

King in the North will be available at Brewery Ommegang and certain retail stores on this year’s Black Friday, November 23rd

https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/2018/08/24/game-of-thrones-jon-snow-beer-ommegang-king-in-the-north/

 

In Italy Sets Rules On How To Make Natural Wine

Natural wine is not an easy concept to grasp

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2018/08/24/vinnatur-in-italy-sets-rules-on-how-to-make-natural-wine/#7cceb9841647

 

How to tell if that dusty bottle of wine in your basement is still any good

Don’t give up on those old bottles of wine.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/how-to-tell-if-that-dusty-bottle-of-wine-in-your-basement-is-still-any-good/2018/08/24/4666d11a-a645-11e8-a656-943eefab5daf_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.de07be8e8020

 

Wine allergen warnings: Good idea?

U.S. regulators took a serious look at requiring allergen warning labels on wine in the early 2000s, but the wine industry resisted, arguing that it would be unfair to require a warning for a substance that was used briefly but is no longer in the bottle

http://wineloverspage.com/2018/08/wine-allergen-warnings-good-idea/

 

Swirling your wine is not pretentious; it’s just good physics

Swirling a glass of wine produces a rotating wave; swirling beer foam reverses rotation.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/swirling-your-wine-is-not-pretentious-its-just-good-physics/

 

Finding the perfect wine match to paella

Fish routinely marries well with white wine, but there’s good reason for palate confusion when it comes to paella. That classic part fish, part pork melting pot is a subtle swirl of shrimp, clams, sausage, red peppers and peas.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8661507-181/pairings-finding-the-perfect-wine

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 08-27-18

August 27, 2018

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

08-27-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Your Social Media Booze Holiday Guide

 

13 things you probably didn’t know about ‘2-buck Chuck,’

 

THE 9 MISTAKES EVERYONE MAKES WHEN BUYING CRAFT BEER

 

AND MORE!

 

Top 10 Premium-Plus Table Wine Brands in the U.S. by Retail Value

Alcohol a factor in fight between Maine and New Hampshire over millions in revenue

New Hampshire wants to sell more booze to out-of-staters so it’s offering them discounts – something Maine’s liquor agency dismisses as a ‘gimmick.’

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/09/new-hampshire-offers-booze-discounts-for-out-of-state-shoppers/

Why Bordeaux Brings Out the Best in Cabernet Sauvignon

Exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon is produced around the world. But none quite compare to a bottle from Bordeaux, where it was first produced.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/10/bordeaux-cabernet-sauvignon/

Wine and money

The biggest wine contaminant (far worse than sulphur) is money.


https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/wine-money-price-rises-399092/#UCraM7fmBq5a6GoJ.99

SIX ITALIAN WINES MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW

Italy has authorized over 350 different varietals that can be used in winemaking; this fact alone is enough to make your head spin and cause you to realize there’s definitely more to Italy than just Chianti in a wicker basket.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/six-italian-wines-people-dont-know/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=db1a3b3e9e-Aug_14_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-db1a3b3e9e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-db1a3b3e9e-38937345&mc_cid=db1a3b3e9e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Oil Additive Could Aid in Wine Production

Argan oil helps to protect yeasts from harsh industrial processes

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/vintner-rsquo-s-dream-oil-additive-could-aid-in-wine-production/

Bribes, Backdoor Deals, and Pay to Play: How Bad Rosé Took Over

A sommelier opens up about the shady business practices that are behind the rise of watery, terrible rosé.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/rise-of-bad-rose

How to Pair Wine With Cheez-Its

They actually kind of taste like cheese, which makes them a natural candidate to wash down with some wine

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/08/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-cheez-it-crackers.html

In 2018, What Does A Butler Have To Do With Wine?

Turns out knowing other things can be useful to a butler

https://www.forbes.com/sites/susangordon/2018/08/14/in-2018-what-does-a-butler-have-to-do-with-wine/#2c089d232a7a

Mass. Craft Beverage App: Breweries, Cideries, Distilleries and Wineries

Great interactive map

https://mass-eoeea.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=f7038ef158914191b198764b1485c366

Which Country Imports the Most Wine in the World?

In general, wine imports continue to indicate a mild slump.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/08/14/country-imports-most-wine-world

 

Cupcake Vineyards Expands Portfolio with the Addition of Winemaker’s Blend, an Ultra-Premium Small Batch Chardonnay

A small-batch limited production offering sourced from two select vineyards in the esteemed appellation of Monterey.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/08/14/cupcake-winemakers-blend-ultra-premium-chardonnay

 

CANNED WINE SALES UP 43% IN AMERICA

Sales of canned wine are soaring in the US, with year-on-year sales currently up 43% as consumers become more open-minded to alternative packaging for wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/canned-wine-sales-up-43-in-america/

 

THE 9 MISTAKES EVERYONE MAKES WHEN BUYING CRAFT BEER

But craft beer can be confusing and even a bit snobby and intimidating depending on where you’re purchasing your brew.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-9-mistakes-everyone-makes-when-buying-craft-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3b551eb68e-Aug_15_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3b551eb68e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3b551eb68e-38937345&mc_cid=3b551eb68e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

THE BIRTHPLACES OF MORE THAN 30 FAMOUS COCKTAILS

When a cocktail attains classic status, it’s often hard to remember how and where it originated in the first place.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/map-birthplaces-famous-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3b551eb68e-Aug_15_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3b551eb68e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3b551eb68e-38937345&mc_cid=3b551eb68e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

CHAMPAGNE-FILLED CUPCAKES

These Sound Great!

https://www.thebacklabel.com/recipe/champagne-filled-cupcake-recipe-2/?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=bd-newsletter-8-15-18&mc_cid=5768a02dce&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.W3Sz763Mx8c

Choosing wines for a party

“It depends.” With so many variables to consider, there are no rules.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8624604-181/berger-on-wine-choosing-wines

8 Tips for Creating an Effective Wine Self-study Practice

A Master of Wine and a Master Sommelier offer advice on how to prepare for the big exams

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/8-tips-for-creating-an-effective-wine-self-study-practice/

MASSACHUSSETTS MAYOR BOYCOTTS SAM ADAMS BEER OVER TRUMP

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone made the declaration on Twitter, after learning that Jim Koch, chairman of Boston Beer, whose grandfather created the recipe for Samuel Adams Boston Lager, had joined other business leaders for a dinner with Trump on 7 August.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/massachussetts-mayor-boycots-sam-adams-beer-over-trump/

An introduction into German wine

Germany isn’t your typical wine country, but they make some of the best wine in the world

https://worldoffoodanddrink.worldtravelguide.net/drink/an-introduction-into-german-wine/?platform=hootsuite

SEVEN OF THE BEST BOOZY TRAIN RIDES IN AMERICA

Train rides in America where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy a region’s wines, beers, and breathtaking views, no checked baggage necessary.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wine-beer-booze-train-usa/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f49d34f53d-Aug_16_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f49d34f53d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f49d34f53d-38937345&mc_cid=f49d34f53d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

LeBron James had a $4,000 wine night and we asked a sommelier to rate his picks

LeBron’s shooting percentage on wine is pretty good, but his choices are a little predictable.

https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2018/8/14/17687754/lebron-james-wine-night-instagram-sommelier

Here’s why champagne and prosecco make you feel more drunk than normal wine

Carbon dioxide in sparkling drinks increases the permeability of your biomembranes, allowing more alcohol into your bloodstream.

https://www.businessinsider.com/heres-why-champagne-and-prosecco-make-you-feel-more-drunk-than-wine-2018-8

6 Secrets About Paso Robles, A Vibrant Wine Region Of California

One of Central California’s most charming towns is an easy drive from both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Paso Robles is a half an hour from the Pacific Ocean and is home to great local wineries and fun bars and restaurants.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2018/08/13/six-secrets-about-paso-robles/#fb18fbe61da2

13 things you probably didn’t know about ‘2-buck Chuck,’ Trader Joe’s notoriously cheap wine

Trader Joe’s “two-buck Chuck,” its famously cheap private-label wine, has a complicated backstory.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trader-joes-two-buck-chuck-wine-facts-2018-8

Aldi’s Wine Advent Calendar Is Finally Coming to the U.S.

While those calendars all do their part to make the season merry and bright, one advent calendar has eluded Americans.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/aldi-wine-cheese-advent-calendar

The Do’s and Don’ts of Chilling Wine

The temperature of your wine plays an important role in how it tastes. Here’s how cold your wine should be and a few tips to help it get there.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/13/chill-wine/

This App Gives You a Discount on Beer

Love visiting breweries? A new app will actually cover some of the cost of your next drink.

http://fortune.com/2018/08/17/pintpass-app/

How To Read a Wine Label – Wine 101 Videos

Stop trying to memorize labels. There’s a better way!

https://winefolly.com/episode/how-to-read-a-wine-label-wine-101-videos-ep-4/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=b332d4bea4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_08_10_34_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-b332d4bea4-62472929&mc_cid=b332d4bea4&mc_eid=d73340fcba

How To Translate Champagne Label Details

Since 1979, Champagne labels include nine mandatory factors (other optional indicators may also be present) which comply with European Union laws.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2018/08/15/how-to-translate-champagne-label-details/#358787326fd6

Five wine stories you never need to read again

You don’t need to read these five wine stories again, because they don’t say anything anyone needs to know to enjoy wine

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/five-wine-stories-you-never-need-to-read-again/

What Is Spontaneous Fermentation, and How Does It Affect the Taste of Wine, Beer, and Booze?

The hands-off fermentation method makes really interesting wine, beer, and even rum. Here’s why we’re so into it right now.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/spontaneous-fermentation

China now drinks more Budweiser than the US

Domestic beer consumption in the US has fallen over the last two decades while China’s interest in American beer has spiked. Budweiser sales finally flipped in China’s favor in the first half of 2018 and the trend is expected to continue.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/08/16/China-now-drinks-more-Budweiser-than-the-US

A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF CHILE

Chile is one of the most unique countries in the world for making wine thanks to the diversity of its geography

https://vinepair.com/articles/chile-infographic-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f5c1a42bd5-Aug_17_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f5c1a42bd5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f5c1a42bd5-38937345&mc_cid=f5c1a42bd5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

I Love You, Doc: A Brief, Boozy History of Alcohol as Medicine

Basically since fermentation was discovered, we’ve sought cure-by-ABV for everything from the common cold to dyspepsia

https://vinepair.com/articles/alcohol-medicinal-use-history/

5 Ways That Port And Champagne Are Alike

By understanding the parallels between Port and Champagne, wine lovers can better know and love both of these special wines.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2018/08/16/port-champagne-are-same/#1e1b884c7947

WINE TASTES BETTER WHEN YOU DITCH THE RULES FOR DRINKING IT

“A lot of wine rules are bullshit.”

https://qz.com/quartzy/1361654/wine-tastes-better-when-you-ditch-the-rules-for-drinking-it/

Your Social Media Booze Holiday Guide

From National Rosé Day to National Margarita Day, here’ s a list of reasons to imbibe your favorite beverage.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/17/social-media-alcohol-food-holiday-guide/

Is Prosecco Italy’s Sparkling Wine Juggernaut

Prosecco is an Italian white wine produced in 9 provinces across the Veneto

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joemicallef/2018/08/18/is-prosecco-italys-sparkling-wine-juggernaut/#155233333d89

The Life Cycle of Champagne

How do you make an older wine taste younger? Or a younger wine taste older?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/08/the-life-cycle-of-champagne

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 08-20-18

August 20, 2018

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

08-20-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Four Liquors Made With Wine

 

Why it’s worth making the effort to shop at independent wine shops

 

HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN VODKA?

 

AND MORE!

 

Do Pedialyte Hangover Truthers Have a Point? (Maybe)

It rather amazingly has become a popular source of hangover prevention and relief for adults.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pedialyte-hangover-cure-facts/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b1681a49d3-Aug_06_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b1681a49d3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b1681a49d3-38937345&mc_cid=b1681a49d3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE STORY BEHIND THE NEGRONI POPS

There’s still plenty of summer left to be enjoyed!

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/negroni-pops-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b1681a49d3-Aug_06_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b1681a49d3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b1681a49d3-38937345&mc_cid=b1681a49d3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How many wines are there in the world? How many wineries?

Interesting data from wine-searcher.com

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/08/wine-searcher-tackles-the-big-questions

 

Are US Wine Consumers Lazy?

Why are there so few bottles of Australian wines on the wine lists at my favorite local restaurants, and why don’t they reflect what’s actually happening in the Australian wine community right now?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2018/08/03/are-us-wine-consumers-lazy-a-hard-look-at-this-through-the-lens-of-australian-wine/#3ccb5a452e50

 

The search for purity in wine

The culture of the critical score set everyone chasing superlatives.  These three decades of exploration and experiment, of boundary-pushing, of ‘statements’ and of ‘icons’ gave us an exuberant cacophony of styles.


https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/purity-in-wine-398703-398703/#lBVa8r1Hg6WdPBR7.99

Could we smell better? Much better?

Do we have only very limited access to the sensory information that we are receiving all the time?

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/wine-science/could-we-smell-better-much-better

 

How to judge a bottle of wine by its label

Are there tell-tale signs that would nudge us in the right direction?

https://thetakeout.com/how-to-judge-a-bottle-of-wine-by-its-label-1828030852

 

10 ODD DRINKING BY-LAWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The world is full of odd, antiquated laws which, although rarely if ever enforced, have remained on the statute books.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/odd-drinking-by-laws/

 

TREND FOR WASHING HAIR IN CHAMPAGNE HITS INSTAGRAM

A beauty blogger is encouraging her followers to wash their hair in Champagne, claiming that it helps to “tame frizz” and gives “an extra little vamp of shine” to long locks.