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Liquor Industry News 05-20-19

May 20, 2019

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

05-20-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Sweet Rules for Pairing Wine with Dessert

 

What kind of craft beer are you?

 

Another Attempt to Let USPS Ship Alcohol

 

New AR

Concha y Toro has unveiled a new augmented reality experience for its Casillero del Diablo brand. Created in partnership with beverage app DrinkAR, the initiative allows consumers to use their smartphones to scan a Casillero del Diablo Reserva label and take a virtual, 360-degree tour of the brand’s wine cellar. The immersive experience allows visitors to explore multiple fire-lit caverns found in the 19th-century cellar and jump directly to the brand’s social media profiles. DrinkAR is available for download in the Apple Store and Google Play. Concha y Toro, part of the Fetzer Vineyards portfolio in the U.S., sells more than 1.8 million cases annually.

Organic Wine’s Deadly Carbon Footprint

It should be the more eco-friendly option, but is organic viticulture bad for the environment?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/organic-wines-deadly-carbon-footprint

 

When Pinot Noir isn’t Pinot Noir

The wine industry is facing a moment of existential crisis over what goes into the bottle.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/when-pinot-noir-isnt-pinot-noir

 

Is Australian Single Malt The Next Japanese Whisky?

Even passing fans of whisky have noticed the monumental rise of Japanese whisky in bottleshops and bars across the United States. The once-obscure liquid is now among the most prized possessions on any liquor shelf.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradjaphe/2019/05/06/is-australian-single-malt-the-next-japanese-whisky/#49bafef64020

8 Things You Should Know About Espolòn Tequila

From viral marketing campaigns to the inspiring rock music that gets its yeast swaying, here are eight things you should know about Espolòn.

https://vinepair.com/articles/espolon-tequila-mexico/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fc178b62b5-MAY_7_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fc178b62b5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-fc178b62b5-38937345&mc_cid=fc178b62b5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

7 Ways To Open A Bottle Of Wine Without A Corkscrew

They are all prone to screw up your bottle of wine if done incorrectly or without proper care

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-ways-to-open-a-bottle-of-wine-without-a-corkscrew/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fc178b62b5-MAY_7_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fc178b62b5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-fc178b62b5-38937345&mc_cid=fc178b62b5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

Bud Light will sell beer in rainbow bottles in June for Pride Month

Bud Light will sell rainbow-colored aluminum bottles in bars nationwide from May 27 to June 30 and donate to GLAAD $1 from each case sold.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/06/us/bud-light-pride-rainbow-beer-bottles-trnd/index.html

 

Film Review: Amy Poehler’s ‘Wine Country’ on Netflix

For her directorial debut, Amy Poehler serves up a safe, wine-and-a-movie Netflix night-in comedy featuring a handful of her ‘Saturday Night Live’ besties.

https://variety.com/2019/film/reviews/wine-county-review-amy-poehler-1203205526/

 

WWE’s Carmella Is Launching An Extremely On-Brand Wine

Because she’s on the road 300 days a year, she likes “a glass of wine at the end of the night.” It is very easy to empathize with this statement!

https://uproxx.com/prowrestling/wwe-superstar-carmella-launching-wine-brand-capo-cagna/2/

 

Upgrade Your Garden With Your Used Wine Bottles

Wine bottle edging around your flower bed is not only a good way to recycle the empty wine bottles, but a really cool idea for an aesthetically pleasing garden border.

https://www.wideopencountry.com/wine-bottle-edging-garden-diy/

 

 

Tips To Setting Up A Great Wine Event

A wine-tasting event can be an excellent way for you to bond with your friends.

https://southfloridareporter.com/tips-to-setting-up-a-great-wine-event/

 

Peter Yealands ordered to pay $18,000 after polluting Marlborough stream with grape marc

The founder of an environmentally-minded wine company who polluted a stream with his fledgling waste initiative has been fined.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/112438538/peter-yealands-ordered-to-pay-18000-after-polluting-marlborough-stream-with-grape-marc

 

Cheers everybody! Scientists cure alcoholism in rats with ‘flip of a switch’

Don’t try this at home: When scientists shot lasers into a specific cluster of nerves in the brains of alcoholic rats, the creatures lost all interest in drinking – and their physical symptoms of withdrawal were reduced.

https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/science/2019/05/06/alcoholism-cure-flip-of-a-switch/

 

POL ROGER TO USE ROBOT TO REACH CENTURY-OLD BURIED CHAMPAGNE

The Champagne became sealed off in an underground cellar in February 1900, when, after heavy rains, Pol Roger’s cellar on the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay caved in, bringing down both levels of its facility, and destroying as well as burying the equivalent of two million bottles of Champagne – barrels of wine were lost as well as bottles.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/pol-roger-to-use-robot-to-reach-century-old-buried-champagne/

 

Top five best value-for-money brandies

Looking across multiple categories, from fruit brandies and pot still releases to blended expressions, a wide range of brandies were awarded the top accolades of Master and Gold medals for their quality.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/05/top-five-best-value-for-money-brandies/

 

New JD Cocktail

A new flavor of Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails has hit the market. The new Southern Citrus is a blend of grapefruit and other citrus flavors, with a hint of the brand’s signature Tennessee Whiskey. There are seven other flavors in the RTD line-up, including Black Jack Cola, Cherry Limeade, Lynchburg Lemonade, and Downhome Punch. Six-packs of 10-ounce bottles are available nationwide for $8 each.

 

What are the Most Asked Questions in a Wine Shop?

A good wine store is defined by its staff as much as the inventory, and bottle-shop employees are among the most enthusiastic, valuable and underappreciated resources in wine. Feel free to introduce yourself, and don’t be shy—they’ve been asked everything in the book.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/07/wine-shop-questions/

 

Another Attempt to Let USPS Ship Alcohol

In 2016, California was America’s top destination for the direct shipment of wine, yet consumers and manufacturers are prohibited from using the U.S. Postal Service to ship or deliver these everyday products,

https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/05/07/another-attempt-let-usps-ship-alcohol/

 

Bota Box Introduces Premium Bag-In-Box Nighthawk Gold Buttery Chardonnay

Nighthawk Gold continues the momentum of buttery Chardonnays, which are currently trending in the 750ml category, up +48 percent1 and driving total growth for the varietal.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=213679

 

Alcohol use soaring worldwide: The average adult now consumes about 1.7 gallons of pure alcohol per year

Global alcohol use continues to rise, a new study reports, and is expected to keep growing in the years ahead.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/07/alcohol-use-rising-around-world/1128705001/

Why online systems for recommending wine seem not to work very well

Most wine is sold, not bought. This post looks at how this happens in the modern world.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2019/05/why-online-systems-for-recommending.html

 

Why Brown Spirits Is A White-Hot Market

Bottles from cult and “ghost” distilleries have crept into the public imagination, places like Japan produce highly coveted super-premium product, small-batch domestic distilleries are making news big time, and there’s a renewed interest in Cognac, the drink of kings.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkapon/2019/05/07/why-brown-spirits-is-a-white-hot-market/#3245680e54e9

 

For the first time since the 1950s, MLB players can endorse beer

Active ballplayers were prohibited from appearing in beer ads or, more important in the view of some, from sharing substantially in the pot of lager-colored gold that big-league teams were reaping.

https://www.mercedsunstar.com/sports/mlb/article230155539.html#storylink=cpy

What kind of craft beer are you?

Take the quiz!

https://www.wiscnews.com/portagedailyregister/entertainment/what-kind-of-craft-beer-are-you/article_19dc24ea-8fae-52bb-a2f4-2308bfa42c72.html

Archie Rose creates Vegemite-inspired spirit

Australian drinks producer Archie Rose Distilling has created a limited edition expression inspired by Vegemite, called ArchiMite Buttered Toast Spirit.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/05/archie-rose-creates-vegemite-inspired-spirit/

 

Decanting Times! A Handy Guide For Best Practices

Here are some tips and tricks for decanting different types of wines.

https://winefolly.com/review/decanting-times-a-handy-guide-for-best-practices/?utm_campaign=5%2F9%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Decanting%2C%20Calories%2C%20Color%20Poster%20%28NZZtUP%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

 

Why some red wines taste ‘dry’

Scientists have long linked the “dryness” sensation in wine to tannins, but how these molecules create their characteristic mouthfeel over time is not fully understood.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-05/acs-wsr050819.php

 

Why you need to be cooking your pasta in red wine

Have you ever thought about cooking pasta with something other than plain old tap water? Maybe with something like red wine?

https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2019/05/08/why-you-need-to-be-cooking-your-pasta-in-red-wine/23723400/

 

Nailing the Myth of Minerality

Minerality is perhaps the wine industry’s most overused, underwhelming, and misunderstood descriptors of them all.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/nailing-the-myth-of-minerality

 

Why Spanish Producers Are Seeking Burgundy-Style Classifications

With terroir top of mind, producers are campaigning for new hierarchy designations in regions like Rioja and Bierzo

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-spanish-producers-are-seeking-burgundy-style-classifications/

 

What You Need to Know About Prosecco DOC

While Prosecco is Italy’s most famous sparkling wine, not just any Italian sparkling can call itself Prosecco DOC.

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-you-need-to-know-about-prosecco-doc/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7ee6ebf2f4-MAY_10_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7ee6ebf2f4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7ee6ebf2f4-38937345&mc_cid=7ee6ebf2f4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Differences Between Pot and Column Distilling

Learn the fundamentals of both styles here!

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-pot-stills-work-column-alcohol/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7ee6ebf2f4-MAY_10_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7ee6ebf2f4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7ee6ebf2f4-38937345&mc_cid=7ee6ebf2f4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

BOSTON BEER CO. AGREES TO MERGER WITH DOGFISH HEAD BREWING IN DEAL WORTH $300M

The acquisition, which is estimated to be worth $300 million, is the largest in Boston Beer’s history.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/boston-beer-co-agrees-to-merger-with-dogfish-head-brewing-in-deal-worth-300m/

 

FRENCHMAN COMPLETES ATLANTIC CROSSING IN ‘WINE’ BARREL

As reported by The Times, Savin said he had become very attached to his vessel, which was modelled on a large wine barrel, and in no particular rush to return to civilisation.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/frenchman-completes-atlantic-crossing-in-wine-barrel/

 

“Harvest Season”

A timely and moving portrait of the Meixcan-American influence and California’s multibillion-dollar wine industry debuts Monday, May 13 at 10pm on Independent Lens.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=213758

 

10 Tips for Champagne Service

There’s really only one way to do Champagne service correctly, and safety is the most important aspect.

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/tim-gaiser-ms-sommday-series-10-tips-for-champagne-service/

 

THE FASCINATION OF FIELD BLENDS

Field blends like this are rare, particularly in the New World, as control over picking according to optimal ripeness for each variety has become a mantra.

https://winemag.co.za/tim-james-the-fascination-of-field-blends/

 

Sweet Rules for Pairing Wine with Dessert

The combination has the ability to take dessert up a notch, bringing an air of sophistication as well as a fun tasting experience to the table.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/227417/wine-pairing-tips-for-dessert/

 

Aligoté is Making a Comeback

In its native Burgundy, this cross between Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc grapes was prevalent before phylloxera struck in the late 19th century.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/10/aligote-comeback/

 

How to Build a Charcuterie Board Like a Pro

The word “charcuterie” comes from the French words chair, which means “meat” or “flesh,” and cuite, meaning “cooked.”

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/11/charcuterie-guide/

 

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Liquor Industry News 05-13-19

May 13, 2019

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

05-13-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

How Important Is a Wine’s Integrity?

 

A Scientist Explains Dry-Hopped Beer’s Juicy Secret

 

TTB’s Take on Alcohol Beverages Infused with Cannabidiol

 

 The 5 best questions to ask on a brewery tour

What can you do to get the most out of a brewery tour?

https://thetakeout.com/5-best-questions-to-ask-on-beer-brewery-tour-1834335490

 

 

Wine drinkers don’t cheat much

A survey of Americans with different alcoholic beverage preferences to determine their cheating habits, academically and romantically.

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/04/29/wine-drinkers-dont-cheat-much/

Can people have a reaction to histamine in red wine?

Histamine is present in cheese, fish, meat, yeast products, vegetables and wine. It is known to be vasoactive, which means it constricts the blood vessels.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/lifestyle/the-full-bottle-can-people-have-a-reaction-to-histamine-in-red-wine-20190329-h1cyzb.html

100-year-old woman reveals that drinking loads of wine is the secret to living longer

Florence Bearse recently celebrated her 100th birthday in Maine, New York, and when asked what her secret was to reaching the century milestone was, her response was enough to put smiles on the face of merlot drinkers everywhere.

https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/drink/100-year-old-woman-reveals-that-drinking-loads-of-wine-is-the-secret-to-living-longer-c-83773

We Need More Truthful Advertising in the Wine Industry

I see far too many industrial brands calling themselves “artisanal”, “family-owned” or claiming their wines are “hand-crafted” when they are anything but.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2019/04/29/we-need-more-truthful-advertising-in-the-wine-industry/

Could you be a Sommelier?

Take the quiz

https://californiawineryadvisor.com/could-you-be-a-sommelier-v2/

BROWN LIQUOR 101

What’s the difference between bourbon, scotch, and rye?

https://giadzy.com/food/brown-liquor-101/

The Differences Between Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer, Explained

Though their names are almost identical, ginger beer and ginger ale are, in fact, two different drinks

https://vinepair.com/articles/ginger-beer-different-ale-soda/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=53b2acb9ce-APRIL_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-53b2acb9ce-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-53b2acb9ce-38937345&mc_cid=53b2acb9ce&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Is Conor McGregor’s Whiskey to Blame for Jameson Sales Slump?

Proper No. Twelve accounted for just 4 percent of Irish whiskey sales in the U.S.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/conor-mcgregor-whiskey-jameson-sales-slump/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=53b2acb9ce-APRIL_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-53b2acb9ce-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-53b2acb9ce-38937345&mc_cid=53b2acb9ce&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Corona

Constellation Brands is rolling out its Corona Refresca flavored malt beverage label nationally. The 4.5% abv range includes Passionfruit Lime, Guava Lime, and Coconut Lime flavors, which each have 199 calories a 12-ounce serving. Passionfruit Lime and Guava Lime are available in 6-packs of cans retailing at $10, while a 12-pack featuring all three flavors will retail at $17. The national launch is being backed by national TV spots, digital, out-of-home, and social media initiatives. Last year, the Refresca line reached 59,000 cases, according to Impact Databank. Corona continues to drive growth within Constellation’s beer business, with the brand family’s total volume crossing 150 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the company’s fiscal year through February.

 

How Does Your Love of Wine Contribute to Climate Change?

Do wine consumers have a role in encouraging producers to take stronger steps to combat climate change? Some in the wine industry think they do, particularly by throwing their economic support to companies that are already acting decisively.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/30/dining/drinks/wine-climate-change.html

 

These Luxe Wine Carafes Will Totally Change How You Drink Wine

These wine carafes will bring out every note of your pinot noir — and look good doing it. (And they start at just $22!)

https://www.bravotv.com/home-design/best-luxe-wine-carafes-decanters-shop

 

Why Drinking Red Wine May Save You From That Sore Throat

Could alcohol be a useful agent to treat tummy bugs and throat infections?

https://www.inverse.com/article/55367-alcohol-wine-kill-off-bacteria-throat-gut-infections

 

Amazon Ramps up Wine Sales

This year, US retailers have announced that 5994 stores will close. That number already exceeds last year’s total of 5864 closure announcements, according to a recent report from Coresight.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/04/amazon-ramps-up-wine-sales

 

Beginner Wine Mistakes & Myths, Debunked by Sommeliers

Even if you’ve been drinking wine for a while, chances are you’ve fallen for some of wine’s myths, or found yourself making some mistakes once or twice.

https://www.brit.co/wine-for-beginners/

 

Oregon discovering the value of Gamay

Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris certainly dominate Oregon production (with 59% and 15%, respectively, of the total harvest), yet industry attention is extending to other varieties.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=212958

 

US ALCOHOL SALES GROWING FASTER IN HOTELS THAN WIDER ON-TRADE

The new Nielsen CGA Hotel Report, which measures consumer drinking habits in around 5,000 hotels in the US, showed that although 46% of American adults would drink beer during a regular drinking occasion this figures rose to 52% when they were at a hotel, with wine also showing a marginal uplift of 35%, compared to 34%.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/us-booze-sales-seeing-faster-growth-in-hotels-than-wider-on-trade/

 

New Mexico’s Deep Winemaking History

Grapes here benefit from some of the highest elevations in the country, sometimes above 6,000 feet.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/29/new-mexicos-deep-winemaking-history/

 

Who Moved My Wine? The New Wine Buyers Who Play “Beat the Clock”

Which means that they play beat the clock when they come up again the wine wall.

https://wineeconomist.com/2019/04/30/supermarket/

 

Wine by the glass pitfalls

It is an issue with the way the wine is handled once the bottle is open.

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/04/30/wine-by-the-glass-pitfalls/

 

What’s the point of wine evangelism?

It’s one thing to try and engage people with wine, says Robert Joseph. But it’s quite another to think that everybody has an inner wine lover who just needs to be liberated.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/whats-point-wine-evangelism

 

WYAND NAMED ‘WINE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR’

Did you know this existed?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/wine-photograph-of-the-year-picked/

 

Organic beer hasn’t caught on — why?

Of the 7,000-plus breweries in the United States, just a handful — a dozen or so, near as I can tell — make only organic beer,

https://www.marinij.com/2019/04/30/organic-beer-hasnt-caught-on-why/

 

Beer Advocate Magazine Ends Print Run
The enthusiast publisher pulls the plug after 12 years in print.

https://www.foliomag.com/beer-advocate-ends-print-run/

 

What Did Steve Jobs Know About the Booze Business? A Lot!

Marketing a brand with the consumer first mentality will guarantee that you have an audience to sell to.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/04/30/what-steve-jobs-know-booze-business

 

What’s the point of wine evangelism?

It’s one thing to try and engage people with wine, says Robert Joseph. But it’s quite another to think that everybody has an inner wine lover who just needs to be liberated.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/whats-point-wine-evangelism

 

How Labels Sell Wines

Whether consumer or trade, when it comes to making a wine sale, aesthetics go a long way.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/how-labels-sell-wines

 

French Game of Thrones superfan develops his own Lannister wine

Rarely does an episode pass without one of the characters caught up in the savage struggle for the Iron Throne sipping a goblet or three, with Tyrion Lannister a particular fan of the vintage from the southern kingdom of Dorne.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20190430/french-game-of-thrones-superfan-develops

 

Proudly Vegan Launches Range of 100% Vegan Wines in the USA

600-percent increase in the number of vegans in the U.S.A in the last 3 years and that 39% of Americans are trying to eat more plant-based foods.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=213225

 

Champagne earns GI status in Cambodia

The protection on French products in Cambodia is an important matter for French businesses. Today, Champagne becomes the first foreign product to be listed as a GI product in Cambodia,”

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50599383/champagne-earns-gi-status-in-cambodia/

 

Olfactory age matter of taste

The way we perceive taste starts to change by the age of 60 – when the sensitivity of our sense of smell also starts to diminish – becoming severe from the age of 70.

https://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/food-wine/news-features/olfactory-age-matter-taste

 

Ripping the Label off Wine Labels

What Does Greater Transparency in Wine Labeling Mean for the Industry and Consumers? Wine Business Leaders From All Sides Weigh In.

https://devinparr.com/2019/04/30/ripping-the-label-off-wine-labels/

 

Five Reasons Why Cabernet Sauvignon Loves French Oak

So, who is the king’s favorite mate when it comes time for his essential 12-plus months of beauty rest?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/01/five-reasons-why-cabernet-sauvignon-loves-french-oak/

 

The Surprisingly Short History of Single-Malt Scotch

Up until the 1960s, “the fortunes of Scotland’s commercial whisky industry was based entirely on blended Scotch,”

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-single-malt-scotch-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0abaa55a15-MAY_2_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0abaa55a15-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0abaa55a15-38937345&mc_cid=0abaa55a15&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Monks launch legal fight to protect water purity of Trappist beer

Belgian brothers fear Lhoist lime quarrying will threaten production of brew

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/01/monks-launch-legal-fight-to-protect-water-purity-of-trappist-beer

 

Know A Wine Just By Looking At The Color

There are some fascinating insights you can gain just by looking at the color of red wine.

https://winefolly.com/review/know-a-wine-just-by-looking-at-the-color/?utm_campaign=5%2F2%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20White%20Color%2C%20Pinot%2C%20James%20Beard%20%28LkRsCQ%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

THE STORIES BEHIND ORIN SWIFT’S QUIRKIEST WINE LABELS

After working a harvest at Robert Mondavi and planting experimental blocks of Zinfandel in Arizona, in 1997 Phinney began developing his debut wine brand, The Prisoner, a blend of California Zinfandel, Cabernet and Petite Sirah that rocketed to success shortly after it launched.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/the-stories-behind-orin-swifts-quirkiest-wine-labels/

 

HOUSE OF SAKA LAUNCHES CANNABIS-INFUSED SPARKLING ‘WINE’

The sparkling brut and still rosé wines, from Napa Valley, California, are blended mixed with both THC (the psychoactive component of the plant) and cannabidiol (CBD), derived from “organic craft cannabis.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/house-of-saka-launches-cannabis-infused-alcohol-removed-sparkling-brut-still-rose-wines/

 

When Wine and Sauce Labels Were Glorious Works of Art

The wealthy once labeled their ketchup, soy sauce, and champagne with style.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/silver-wine-labels

 

France’s deliciously incestuous relationship between wine and medicine,

People from all over France came to the hospital to receive ‘wine treatments’, which were exactly what they sound like: up to two bottles a day of wine to treat various ailments.

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190501-frances-fascinating-wine-treatment

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

TTB’s Take on Alcohol Beverages Infused with Cannabidiol

The hot topic of alcohol beverages (especially beer) infused with hemp-derived ingredients–with cannabidiol (CBD) as the clear focus of industry interest.

https://www.alcohollawadvisor.com/2019/04/ttbs-take-on-alcohol-beverages-infused-with-cannabidiol/

 

The Science Behind Your Cheap Wine

How advances in bottling, fermenting and taste-testing are democratizing a once-opaque liquid

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/science-behind-your-cheap-wine-180962783/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&fbclid=IwAR2PqIah6qQ3RInRoYt-D3HIjNxmfcuwRF9lzxjvzy9i7XOPeyCa1htTY3I

 

Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports

Saying he believes foreign wine imports could exceed the number of U.S. brands sold in America by 2050, Jackson Family Wines CEO Rick Tigner on Wednesday called for a reciprocal tax to ensure fair trade, not free trade.

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/industrynews/wineindustry/9556660-181/jackson-family-wines-ceo-calls

 

Cahors: A French wine region seeks to regain malbec crown

Malbec is so closely associated with Argentina that some wine drinkers may think the South American country is the grape’s historic home.

http://lauriedanielonwine.com/2019/05/01/cahors-a-french-wine-region-seeks-to-regain-malbec-crown/

 

Six-figures on booze? People actually spend a surprising amount on alcohol!

 

More proof that millennials are beer snobs

Americans spend $60 a month on craft beer, according to a new survey — more than the average cost of a cell phone bill

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/more-proof-that-millennials-are-beer-snobs-2019-05-02

 

A Scientist Explains Dry-Hopped Beer’s Juicy Secret

For those not currently arguing about its benefits on Reddit, “dry-hopping” is a term used to describe the practice of adding hops to a beer-in-progress during or after fermentation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dry-hopped-beer-science/

 

The Science of Enzymes in Winemaking

Understanding enzyme use in winemaking can shed light on the nature of grapes and wine development

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-enzymes-in-winemaking/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=72315941&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_24OlEbptmstW5OWS7Lvkl7G2GkrP4C9z8-HnObRTIlu-C0Occ7XHl9Bz4K48vsLhwVKNTB5l18f9V0Zyp_RZX3-rub90PNJJ-jTzbG9oIge-xIys&_hsmi=72316560

 

New Smirnoff

Diageo has expanded Smirnoff’s line of flavored vodkas with Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions. The 30% abv extension comes in three flavors—Cucumber & Lime, Watermelon & Mint, and Strawberry & Rose—each with 72 calories per 1.5-ounce serving. The release is supported by ads featuring Ted Danson and Cecily Strong, which are currently on YouTube and will air on national TV in June. Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions are now rolling out across the U.S. for a suggested price of $12 a 750-ml. Last year, Smirnoff slipped 1% to 9.1 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

High Noon

E.&J. Gallo Winery has launched High Noon, a new hard seltzer brand made with vodka and fruit juice. The 4.5% abv seltzers are available in watermelon, black cherry, grapefruit, and pineapple flavors and all contain 100 calories per 12-ounce can. To support the brand, Gallo has invested in TV, out-of-home, and digital activations. The gluten-free drinks are currently distributed in 32 states across the U.S. for $2.50 for a single can and $10 for a 4-pack of 12-ounce cans.

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WHICH FRENCH WINE REGION IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

DEPENDING UPON YOUR PREFERRED TYPE OF WINE EXPERIENCE, TRAVELERS CAN CHOOSE AMONG THE MOST ICONIC WINE REGIONS FRANCE HAS TO OFFER.

https://www.newsweek.com/french-wine-regions-1394983

 

How Important Is a Wine’s Integrity?

So why do wineries use additives?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/02/how-important-wine-integrity/

 

Private label emerges in the US

US retailers have yet to adopt private label in the high-quality way of their European peers. But, as Jeff Siegel reports, that may be about to change.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/power-lists/private-label-emerges-us

 

Meet Wine’s Worst Enemy, Phylloxera

Starting around 1860, a tiny yellow louse called phylloxera (pronounced fi-lok-SUH-ruh) decimated Europe’s vineyards, brought to the continent unknowingly by Victorian-era botanists through American native vines.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/02/wines-worst-enemy-phylloxera/

 

What happens to the fruit used in wine?

Typical wine is created by crushing and fermenting grapes, of course, but wine can be made from just about any fruit.

https://www.concordmonitor.com/Happy-hour-on-the-farm-25245826

 

Do you pour from a wine bottle for what’s in it — or what’s behind it?

How do you choose a wine? Whether it tastes good and how much it costs are the basic criteria of any wine purchase. Beyond that, how do you whittle down the choices to decide which wine to pluck from the shelf and place in your cart?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/do-you-pour-from-a-wine-bottle-for-whats-in-it–or-whats-behind-it/2019/05/03/d2c3b492-6cf7-11e9-be3a-33217240a539_story.html?utm_term=.bee375ac79a5

 

 

Wine Drinking Should Be Pointless: Why It’s Time to Stop Scoring Wine

A single number never defines the full story.

https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/its-time-to-stop-scoring-wines-2849286/

The Best Wine Aerators

If you’re on the hunt for a wine aerator, you know that these little gadgets can seriously improve the quality of your wine.

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/the-best-wine-aerators-17292751

Hibiscus Sangria (Sangria de Jamaica)

In Mexico and Central America, flor de jamaica refers to a species of hibiscus used to make a striking ruby-colored infusion with a rich citrus flavor.

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/hibiscus-sangria-de-jamaica/

 

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Liquor Industry News 05-06-19

May 6, 2019

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Liquor Industry News

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05-06-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

How Does Oak Affect the Flavor of Wine?

 

Alcohol Sales Dropped 15% In States With Medical Marijuana Laws

 

6 Descriptors Beer Professionals Avoid

 

How The Prisoner Went From Outsider Wine to $285 Million National Phenomenon

Prisoner creator Dave Phinney was famously given a print of the creepy Francisco de Goya etching that appears on the bottle as a gift from his parents at age 12.

https://vinepair.com/articles/prisoner-wine-red-blend-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fd8bf3aafa-APRIL_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fd8bf3aafa-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-fd8bf3aafa-38937345&mc_cid=fd8bf3aafa&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Bud

A-B InBev has introduced its new Budweiser Discovery Reserve American Red Lager, a limited edition beer that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Brewed with Voyager barley malt, the beer was inspired by an archival recipe for Budweiser from the Apollo 11 era. The bottle features 11 stars to represent the historic Apollo 11 mission and two different bottle caps recalling the Moon and pointing toward Mars as a future destination. Discovery Reserve is part of Budweiser’s Reserve Collection, and follows Reserve Copper Lager and Freedom Reserve. It will be available through September.

 

Get your wine on with Carivino

Carivino is a portable, steel, insulated, full-sized 750ml wine bottle.

https://the-gadgeteer.com/2019/04/22/get-your-wine-on-with-carivino/

 

The One Accessory Red Wine Lovers Can’t Live Without

Equipped with a high sensitive air pressure and sensor detection system, it senses the air pressure inside the wine bottle, automatically removes the air and then creates a vacuum environment that keeps your wine tasting fresh and full of flavor.

http://www.thatsmags.com/shanghai/post/27637/griser-red-wine-vacuum-preserver

 

Organic Wine vs. Sustainable Wine

With the market trending so considerably, it’s time to take a closer look at sustainable and organic viticulture to see what’s similar and what’s different:

https://www.tastingpanelmag.com/organic-wine-vs-sustainable-wine/

 

 

Why blend? Exploring the art and science of blending

Whether your favourite drink is tea or coffee, champagne or Scotch whisky, you may be surprised to learn that what you’re drinking is probably a blend.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47980485

 

HOW DOES A CASK’S BACKGROUND IMPACT WHISKY?

Word on the street is that the second big player in whisky wood is the Sherry cask, made of Spanish oak and turned sweet and tasty on the inside by the official wine of tapas

https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/the-whisky-virgin/25321/how-does-a-cask-s-background-impact-whisky/

 

 

7 Things You Should Know About Four Roses Bourbon

At the end of the 1950s, in a perplexing move, Seagram’s discontinued Four Roses bourbon in the U.S. Though still available in European and Asian markets, the bourbon didn’t return to American liquor stores until 2002.

https://vinepair.com/articles/four-roses-kentucky-bourbon/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=126239defa-APRIL_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-126239defa-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-126239defa-38937345&mc_cid=126239defa&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Understanding All the Flavors and Aromas in Gin (Flavor Wheel)

Here to help you dissect all the nuanced notes in your glass

https://vinepair.com/articles/gin-flavors-aromas-flavor-wheel/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=126239defa-APRIL_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-126239defa-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-126239defa-38937345&mc_cid=126239defa&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The newest trend in athletic recovery? Drinking beer

These ‘wellness beer’ makers believe a pint can improve your physical fitness

https://www.sfchronicle.com/style/article/The-newest-trend-in-athletic-recovery-Drinking-13785551.php

 

Jim Beam launches educational programme for distillers

Bourbon brand Jim Beam has donated US$5 million to the University of Kentucky to create an educational programme for distillers, called the James B Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/jim-beam-launches-educational-programme-for-distillers/

 

LODI HAS BECOME ‘A HOTBED FOR EXPERIMENTATION’

While Napa and Sonoma steal most of the limelight, Lodi in California has become “a hotbed for experimentation”, according to one key player in the region.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/lodi-has-become-a-hotbed-for-experimentation/

 

The Benefits of Using a Wine Rack

A wine rack will help the enthusiast adhere to the best practices of wine storage.

https://www.fb101.com/2019/04/the-benefits-of-using-a-wine-rack/

 

Three Great Reasons To Drink Wines Made With Organic Grapes

They look and taste the same as conventional wines, but they’re better for the earth (and us)!

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/3-great-reasons-to-drink-wines-made-with-organic-grapes/

 

Survey: Tequila drinkers more likely to cheat

The survey, which polled whiskey, Tequila, wine and beer drinkers, found that 81% of Tequila imbibers admit to cheating in a relationship. The survey also found that 34% of whiskey drinkers say they have done the same.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/survey-us-tequila-drinkers-more-likely-to-cheat/

 

 

The Macallan: a brand history

The Macallan is almost a victim of its own success, with fans complaining about being unable to get their hands on the coveted whisky. But, as The Spirits Business reports, the company has invested in production capacity to keep up with demand.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/the-macallan-a-brand-history/

 

Prosecco classifications

The Prosecco DOC production area covers the northeast Italian territories of Treviso, Venice, Vicenza, Padua and Belluno in the Veneto; and Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste and Udine in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/five-stunning-proseccos-from-under-10-to-over-40/7/

 

The 10 Most Popular Moscato Wine Brands In the World

Made from the Muscat family of grapes, Moscato (known as Moscatel in Spain) has a flavor profile that ranges all over the spectrum, from bone dry to syrupy sweet.

https://vinepair.com/articles/top-10-moscato-wine-brands/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8cc1341f0b-APRIL_24_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8cc1341f0b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8cc1341f0b-38937345&mc_cid=8cc1341f0b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

U.S.―Top Ten Premium-Plus Imported Table Wine Brands

 

 

5 easy tricks to avoid looking stupid when ordering wine in public — while still getting exactly what you like

What makes wine exciting and sometimes intimidating is the phenomenal variety of it that exists.

https://www.businessinsider.com/tricks-to-avoid-looking-stupid-when-ordering-wine-in-public-2019-4

 

The Pros & Cons of Different Wine Closures

As the saying goes, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But should you judge a wine by its closure?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/23/wine-closures-pros-cons/

 

Everything You Need to Know About Syrah/Shiraz

Though the spiritual homeland of this red grape is France, Syrah has been planted throughout the world to great success.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/23/everything-you-need-to-know-about-syrah-shiraz/

 

10 DIY Wine Racks to Store Your Bottles in Style

A little know-how and good taste make for wine storage that ages well.

https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/g27149672/diy-wine-rack-ideas/

 

What’s in a wine label?

Often our first impressions of a bottle, here’s how they are fashioned

http://www.theflorentine.net/art-culture/2019/04/whats-wine-label/

 

5 WINE GADGETS ACTUALLY WORTH INVESTING IN, ACCORDING TO A SOMMELIER

As one of the most universally consumed beverages, there are a lot of gadgets on the market promising to make wine-drinking a more pleasurable experience.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/wine-gadgets-best-accessories-sommelier-glasses-corkscrew-coravin-a8881801.html

 

The Case for Marsala

Cook with it, drink it — just don’t disregard the fortified Sicilian wine, whose name has been sullied by supermarket knockoffs.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/dining/marsala-wine.html

 

 

What You Need to Know About Chile’s New DOs

These four new appellations reflect the country’s growing focus on defined terroirs

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-chiles-new-dos/

 

Why scientists are studying sommeliers’ brains

Fresh research has looked at how young sommeliers develop sensory skills as part of ongoing efforts to understand potential links between an acute sense of smell and brain health.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/sommelier-brain-science-study-412803/

 

How Aroma Bit Can Help You Visualize Smell

This new technology is based on the Odor Imaging Sensor that works the same way your nose functions.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/akikokatayama/2019/04/23/what-if-you-can-visualize-smell-aroma-bit-does-it-for-you/#ae70db71be08

 

Extended Maceration

THIS CENTURIES’ OLD TECHNIQUE ADDS DEEP COLORS, FLAVORS AND TEXTURE FROM THE GRAPES THEMSELVES

https://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog-posts/wine-school-extended-maceration

 

Only 27% of consumers have purchased wine online,

But here’s some ways to increase that number

https://www.starkinsider.com/2019/04/trendspotting-only-27-of-consumers-have-purchased-wine-online-but-heres-some-ways-to-increase-that-number-report.html

 

Beam Suntory relaunches website with nutritional info

The corporate website, beamsuntory.com, now offers nutritional information on brands such as Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Yamazaki Japanese whisky and Courvoisier Cognac. The information is linked to drinksmart.com, the firm’s global platform for responsible drinking.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/beam-suntory-relaunches-website-with-nutritional-info/

 

 

What to Watch for in the World of Wine

Takeaways from North America’s top international wine and spirits exhibition

https://www.theepochtimes.com/what-to-watch-for-in-the-world-of-wine_2881569.html

 

Collecting Wine and Spirits Is Pointless

There’s a common belief that if you consider yourself a wine lover, you are under some sort of moral imperative to start a wine collection.

https://vinepair.com/articles/collecting-wine-and-spirits-is-pointless/

 

Wine is flowing at furniture stores, book clubs — even at work. But is it good for you?

Wine is a popular alcohol choice with American consumers, particularly women who make up about 60 percent of wine sales, according to the Wine Market Council.

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/health/fl-ne-wine-health-20190424-story.html

 

Is High-End Rosé Really Worth the Money?

Does any rosé merit more than $50?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/24/high-end-rose-worth-the-money/

Spanish Wine’s Identity Crisis

The fractious politics in the Spanish wine industry is causing confusion for producers and consumers.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/04/spanish-wines-identity-crisis

Move Over Easter Bunny: There’s A Cork Hunt At Belden Barns Winery In Sonoma

Of course, this is only compelling for parents if two criteria are met: the kids have something to do, and the wines are excellent (not necessarily in the order, though maybe).

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kimwesterman/2019/04/24/move-over-easter-bunny-theres-a-cork-hunt-at-belden-barns-winery-in-sonoma/#658e6df44f98

Understanding the Premium Proseccos of Cartizze

What you need to know about the grapes, terroir, and winemaking techniques that create the area’s top-tier sparklers

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/understanding-the-premium-proseccos-of-cartizze/

How Much Do People Spend On Alcohol? An Analysis Shows How Much People In U.S. Cities Spend Over A Lifetime

Recently, Alcohol.org, an alcohol use disorder resource, looked at how much people spend on alcohol over the course of a year — and over the course of a lifetime. The results might just make your bank balance wince.

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-much-do-people-spend-on-alcohol-analysis-shows-how-much-people-in-us-cities-spend-over-a-lifetime-17136956

How the modern Champagne bottle was created

There was a time when cellarmasters wore iron masks, to save their faces from exploding glass bottles. And then, an enterprising German changed everything.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general/how-modern-champagne-bottle-was-created

Skyy taps into coffee trend with new flavored vodka

Available in the US, Skyy Infusions Cold Brew Coffee has been infused with Arabica coffee beans, giving the vodka a “mild, sweet and less bitter coffee taste”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/skyy-taps-into-coffee-trend-with-new-flavoured-vodka/

Narragansett Beer Releases Del’s Watermelon Shandy

Summertime is around the corner and the living is shandy! Narragansett Beer and Del’s Frozen Lemonade are teaming up once again to release the new Del’s Watermelon Shandy,

https://www.brewbound.com/news/narragansett-beer-releases-dels-watermelon-shandy

Beer or wine? Magic Hat hopes that millennials say both

The most influential generation of drinkers is shaking up old drink categories, pressuring brewers to come up with new flavors and tastes, such as DuVine, a beer/wine hybrid.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90339453/beer-or-wine-magic-hat-hopes-that-millennials-say-both

TOTAL WINES FIGHTS TO EXPAND INTO NEW YORK

US retailer Total Wines & More will fight to expand its footprint in New York through the state’s Supreme Court next month, after the New York State Liquor Authority refused to allow it to open a second site, in Westchester.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/total-wines-fights-to-expand-into-new-york/

New Bud Light

Bud Light will add a new Lemon Tea line extension for the summer, launching on Monday. Brewed with lemon peels and aged over black tea leaves, the 4.2% abv ale joins Bud Light Lime and Orange in AB InBev’s seasonal portfolio. Billed as a light and sessionable brew, the beer is debuting in 12-packs of slim cans, in addition to 6- and 12-packs of bottles. The cans and bottles will be labeled with ingredients and serving facts, as well as icons advertising that it was made without corn syrup—in a nod to Bud Light parent company AB InBev’s ongoing feud with MillerCoors

 

 

The Best Gifts for Beer Lovers

They deserve something more creative than your standard six-pack.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/g27244263/gifts-for-beer-lovers/

The science behind why chocolate and beer make such a good combo – for real

Beer and chocolate? Together? Are you serious? Absolutely. Why? Well, I’m glad you asked.

https://www.food24.com/Drinks/Beer/why-beer-and-chocolate-work-so-well-together-20190426

What You Need to Know About Armenian Wines

High-profile winemakers aren’t the only ones who’ve discovered the country’s wines—here’s what to try

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-armenian-wines/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=72098411&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9jypqIG5tWS4Kv5-SlYRuySIqbBWmb40TSaNE60UJnbc7riWz614fO7EMhflWDiaI9tehqjnE33vAQ7usOxhtLMTjDt2xcg2COuY5PgUAkrPh5W8U&_hsmi=72098767

6 Descriptors Beer Professionals Avoid

Hoppy, light, and funky are among the vague terms beer purveyors swap out to help customers find desired flavors and styles

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/6-descriptors-beer-professionals-avoid/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=72098411&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9jypqIG5tWS4Kv5-SlYRuySIqbBWmb40TSaNE60UJnbc7riWz614fO7EMhflWDiaI9tehqjnE33vAQ7usOxhtLMTjDt2xcg2COuY5PgUAkrPh5W8U&_hsmi=72098767

The best affordable liquor, according to experts

Whether you’re trying to set up a bar in your home, make your favorite cocktail more affordable, or find a cheap but nice gift for a friend or family member, knowing which bottles of liquor you can buy without breaking the bank is good information to have.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/affordable-liquor-according-to-experts-2019-4

Officials warn public of exploding wine bottles from Eldon winery

Some bottles of wine from an Eldon winery are at risk of exploding, Missouri safety officials say.

https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2019/04/25/officials-warn-public-exploding-wine-bottles-eldon-winery/3578922002/

Wine-infused buttercream cupcakes

This sweet treat will be sure to impress at your next party!

https://wtvr.com/2019/04/25/wine-infused-buttercream-cupcakes/

Is “pay to play” wrecking wine criticism?

Pay to play journalism,” where wine, beer, and spirits and writers take samples, free trips, free meals, and who knows what else – and then write exactly what will make the producer happy.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/is-pay-to-play-wrecking-wine-criticism/

‘End of an era’: Sonoma’s Ravenswood tasting room to close

Constellation retained Ravenswood’s 12-acre eastside property and its tasting room. And earlier this month, employees of the tasting room say they were informed that they are being let go as of May 15.

https://www.sonomanews.com/business/9535497-181/end-of-an-era-sonomas

 

Alcohol Sales Dropped 15% In States With Medical Marijuana Laws

A joint study by researchers at two U.S. universities and one in South America claims a reduction in the U.S.’s overall alcohol consumption appears directly related to the rise of medical marijuana laws

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2018/01/22/alcohol-sales-dropped-15-percent-in-states-with-medical-marijuana-laws/?fbclid=IwAR2Is1JeEqTPE7pmjP_reeaZFl1HftxW_VCwGXjbHcdGvDGGFQjc3OQaWwA#7d60b37b5f22

 

The ‘What’s this?’ scenario

These are episodes where some smart-alecky self-proclaimed wine “expert” hands me a glass of a wine and, trying not to sound arrogant (as if!), asks me to identify it.

https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/dan-berger/dan-berger-on-wine-the-what-s-this-scenario/article_017f18bc-0c26-5f8e-a072-49e3549b1c2e.html

 

Cellar Palate Fatigue

what happens when a wine producer becomes too acclimatised to their own wines or those of their neighbors

https://spitbucket.net/2019/04/25/cellar-palate-fatigue/

What is an AVA and how does it affect the wine you drink?

California, which had its first American Viticultural Area designated by the federal government in 1981, now has 107 of them.

https://www.ocregister.com/2019/04/26/what-is-an-ava-and-how-does-it-affect-the-wine-you-drink/

 

Hot trends in wine: Understanding Rose’

There are so many different trends in wine, and types to choose from on the liquor store shelves the trusty Rose’ can get lost in the shuffle

https://www.kare11.com/video/news/local/kare11-saturday/hot-trends-in-wine-understanding-rose/89-30cf19c1-4906-4252-b025-180758d34881

All the Styles of Port Wine, Explained

Whether or not a trip to Portugal is your future, you’ve probably heard of port, the country’s signature fortified wine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/port-wine-guide-red-white/

These features could boost your home’s sale price by over 30%

Real-estate experts reveal the premium amenities that appeal most to home buyers

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https://www.marketwatch.com/story/steam-ovens-and-wine-cellars-heres-what-a-chefs-kitchen-is-really-worth-when-you-sell-your-home-2019-04-04

How Does Oak Affect the Flavor of Wine?

Since the Roman times, the use of oak in winemaking has been exercised. Originally thought of as storage vessels, winemakers discovered that the porous properties of the wood allowed an amount of oxygenation and evaporation of the wine to occur

http://www.grape-experiences.com/2019/04/how-does-oak-affect-flavor-wine/

 

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April 29, 2019

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04-29-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Why Weed and Wine Have More in Common Than You Think

Are Crazy State Liquor Laws Constitutional?

A guide to all of the Boston area’s beer and wine gardens in 2019

 

 

GUINNESS SCRAPS PLASTIC RINGS ON BEER PACKS TO CUT WASTE

Diageo will also be removing plastic packaging from multipacks of beer products including Harp and Smithwick’s.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/guinness-scraps-plastic-rings-on-beer-packs-to-cut-waste/

AUSTRALIA LAUNCHES A WINE DIRECTORY TO COMBAT COPYCATS

The Australian Ministry of Agriculture has announced the development of a ‘Wine Label Intellectual Property Directory’ to prevent “dodgy copies” of wines from being exported, especially to its most lucrative market – China.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/australia-launches-a-wine-directory-to-combat-copycats/

New JD

Brown-Forman is rolling out a new high-end Jack Daniel’s extension in the U.S. Formerly a travel retail exclusive, Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey is aged in new charred American white oak barrels, then transitioned to maple wood barrels. The upscale expression also sees an additional charcoal filtration after aging. No. 27 Gold (40% abv) is suggested to be served neat or on the rocks and retails at $100 a bottle. According to Impact Databank, the core Jack Daniel’s brand was up 0.3% to 5.25 million cases in the U.S. last year.

The Truth About Big Box Whiskies

These bottles are created specifically and exclusively for large retailers and go by either a fictitious brand name (like Shieldaig) or a store brand, like Costco’s Kirkland.

http://whiskyadvocate.com/big-box-whiskies-feature/

The 5 new types of wine you need to know about

Looking for something new, different and unusual? 

https://www.bhg.com.au/5-new-types-of-wine-you-need-to-know-about

The Best AVA Not on the Label

The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA hasn’t been seen much on front labels

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/04/the-best-ava-not-on-the-label

 

Cîroc debuts Summer Watermelon vodka

Diageo has extended its Cîroc vodka line with a limited edition Summer Watermelon variant in the US.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/ciroc-debuts-summer-watermelon-vodka/

Evan Williams launches apple-flavored Bourbon

Heaven Hill Brands has added an apple-flavoured Bourbon to its Evan Williams range.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/evan-williams-launches-apple-flavoured-bourbon/

 

Why American Winemakers Are Embracing Melon de Bourgogne

The Loire variety is gaining traction. Is it ripe for a renaissance in the New World?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-american-winemakers-are-embracing-melon-de-bourgogne/

 

Fake Smiling At Work Makes You More Likely To Drink Heavily, Study Says

A study conducted by the Pennsylvania State University analyzed the drinking habits of 1,592 service workers including nurses, teachers, and individuals who work in the food industry.

https://www.marieclaire.com.au/fake-smiling-leads-to-heavy-drinking

 

10 celebrities you didn’t realize had alcohol brands

It seems that celebrities rarely reach a certain level of prominence without having at least one branded product in their name, be it a fragrance, clothing line, or a collection of wellness items. In some cases, stars even choose to tie their name to different types of alcohol.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/celebrities-with-liquor-labels-2019-4

 

Beyond Bubble Wrap: How Six Industry Insiders Travel With Wine

What’s the best way to travel with wine bottles?

https://vinepair.com/articles/six-industry-tips-travel-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6fce201435-APRIL_16_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6fce201435-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6fce201435-38937345&mc_cid=6fce201435&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

A sommelier explains what it means when a wine has a ‘personality’

In order for a wine to just be more than just itself, it has to have a personality.

https://www.businessinsider.com/wine-personality-means-sommelier-wine-tasting-terms-2019-4

 

Learn the Five S’s of Wine Tasting

To evaluate wine, it all comes down to the “five S’s.”

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/15/five-s-wine-tasting/

 

Little-Known Italian Grapes on the Rise

From Rossese Bianco to Schioppettino, these emerging varieties should be on your radar

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/little-known-italian-grapes-on-the-rise/

 

Which Wine? Navigating the Retail Wine Wall’s Fluid Map

What’s the best way to organize supermarket products to facilitate consumer purchases?

https://wineeconomist.com/2019/04/16/wine-wall/

 

Why are most wine lists so bad? Can anything be done?

Look, I’m a wine professional. I know a bit. But in most restaurants, faced with their list I’m just guessing when I choose a wine. So imagine how it is for normal people?

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/restaurants/why-are-most-wine-lists-so-bad-can-anything-be-done

 

CHAMPAGNE TO BE A FULLY SUSTAINABLE REGION BY 2030

The movement towards sustainable practices in Champagne continues to gather momentum, as the Comité Champagne signals its desire to have 100% of producers certified by 2030.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/champagne-to-be-a-fully-sustainable-region-by-2030/

 

Tannin timing

Tannin accumulation is the enemy of anyone who tastes many wines in a short period.

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/04/16/tannin-timing/

 

Beer Battle Over Keg Technology

As U.S. beer drinkers seek quality over quantity, Heineken and Anheuser-Busch are locked in a legal battle over serving the freshest brew

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2019-04-16/beer-battle-over-keg-technology-video

 

  

Spirits with shocking ingredients

Beaver secretion, scorpions and elephant dung are just some of the outlandish ingredients used in spirits. We take a look at the brands that have taken bold moves when it comes to selecting weird substances for production.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/spirits-to-avoid-for-squeamish-drinkers/

 

RIOJA CONFIRMS 2018 VINTAGE CLASSIFICATION

The 2018 harvest has been officially classified as a ‘Good’ vintage by the Regulatory Board of Rioja DOCa.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/rioja-confirms-2018-vintage-classification/

9 Things You Should Know About Collective Arts Brewing

Collective Arts Brewing is all about bringing craft beer and art together.

https://vinepair.com/articles/collective-arts-canada/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d4a145e5c4-APRIL_17_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d4a145e5c4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d4a145e5c4-38937345&mc_cid=d4a145e5c4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A Beginner’s Guide to the Wines of Sicily

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, served as a crossroads for ancient civilizations.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/16/beginners-guide-to-the-wines-of-sicily/

Prosecco Leads The Italian Wine Market, But At What Cost?

The taking over of the vineyards is not only threatening diversity in the environment but it is also damaging the surrounding flora and the health of the people living in the area.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/annalisagirardi/2019/04/16/prosecco-leads-the-italian-wine-market-at-high-environmental-costs/#7c6bdf3ec581

A cardiologist revealed the truth behind red wine’s health benefits

In the video above, we looked into the history of red wine and asked Dr. Harkin how the beverage can affect our health.

https://www.businessinsider.com/red-wine-good-heart-health-benefits-healthy-cardiologist-2019-4

Study Reveals Bartenders’ 13 Most-Recommended Spirits Brands

Patrón took the top spot for overall spirit for the second year in a row, also claiming the top spot for tequila.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/13-most-popular-spirits-bartenders-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=69ae656dc2-APRIL_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-69ae656dc2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-69ae656dc2-38937345&mc_cid=69ae656dc2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

US mezcal consumption climbs 32% in 2018

Consumption of mezcal in the US grew by 32.4% in 2018 – the largest gain across all spirit categories, according to new data.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/us-mezcal-consumption-climbs-32-in-2018/

Sammy Hagar and Guy Fieri to launch Tequila

Launching in May, Santo Fino Blanco Tequila is described as an “old world-style” Tequila and is made with 100% blue weber agave.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/sammy-hagar-and-guy-fieri-to-launch-tequila/

Beer That Tastes Like Beer But Doesn’t Get You Buzzed Is Booming

Alcohol-free brews let nondrinkers feel like part of the bar scene.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-18/beer-that-tastes-like-beer-but-doesn-t-get-you-buzzed-is-booming

Budweiser launches commemorative Apollo 11 Moon landing beer

The Budweiser Discovery Reserve American Red Lager salutes the “pioneering American spirit” that propelled the historic event, while recognizing the next great space frontier, Mars.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/budweiser-launches-commemorative-apollo-11-moon-landing-beer

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine (And More)

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a French wine appellation known for its bold Grenache-based red blends.

https://winefolly.com/review/all-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-chateauneuf-du-pape-wine-and-more/?utm_campaign=4%2F18%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20CdP%2C%20Earth%20Day%20Tease%2C%20France%20Map%20%28Je983x%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

New Whisky

Irving, Texas-based Silver Screen Bottling Co. will release The Fixer, a blended whiskey based on the Showtime series Ray Donovan. Named for the titular character’s underworld profession, The Fixer is now in pre-sales for $40 a 750-ml. before shipping begins in June. The 45% abv blend is 40% four-year-old Bourbon and 60% two-year-old whiskey. Ray Donovan, which has aired six seasons, stars Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight. Silver Screen Bottling has previously produced tie-in spirits for Star Trek and the movie Predator.

A guide to all of the Boston area’s beer and wine gardens in 2019

Sunshine and beer are a perfect pair.

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2019/04/19/boston-beer-gardens-2019

AMERICAN-MADE SPARKLING WINE AS RICH IN HISTORY AS IT IS IN TASTE—MEET SCHRAMSBERG VINEYARDS

For more than 50 years, the Davies family have operated the California vineyards, producing world-class sparkling wine modeled after the vintage Champagne method practiced France,

https://www.newsweek.com/schramsburg-sparkling-wine-american-chardonnay-1375622

A Guide to Chillable Red Wine

While Gamayand Pinot Noir are well-known contenders, the varieties listed here are also ripe for the refrigerator. Whatever you select, serve it at 50–60˚F.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/17/guide-to-chillable-red-wine/

Round 2 on Legislation for Labeling Texas Appellation Wines

Two years ago, a small group of Texas wineries found a legislator who was willing to introduce a bill in the Texas House of Representatives that would require all wines with a Texas appellation to contain 100 percent Texas-grown grapes. The bill never moved out of committee.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=212655

9 Rieslings for People Who Think They Hate Riesling

Ready to rethink Riesling?

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/9-best-dry-riesling-wines/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a1ec7a9af6-APRIL_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a1ec7a9af6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a1ec7a9af6-38937345&mc_cid=a1ec7a9af6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New JD App

Jack Daniel’s is releasing a smartphone app that uses augmented reality to illustrate the history of the brand. The app uses a phone’s camera to recognize a bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey. On-screen, the bottle’s label will fold out like a pop-up book in a series of informative dioramas on the Cave Spring water used and the distilling process, among others. This brand activation follows a virtual reality experience in 2016 and the launch of the official Jack Daniel’s podcast, “Around the Barrel,” last year. The app is available now as a free download on the Apple and Google Play stores.

Trentodoc: Italy’s Answer To Champagne Could Be Your Next Bubbly Obsession

Trentodoc, the name for the style of Italian sparkling wine from the Trentino region, is made by metodo classico, which is to say, in the French style of making Champagne

https://www.forbes.com/sites/elvaramirez/2019/04/18/trentodoc-italys-answer-to-champagne-could-be-your-next-bubbly-obsession/#c13cff366cc5

Are Crazy State Liquor Laws Constitutional?

Today, the labyrinth-like legal apparatus constructed in Prohibition’s wake is just as likely to provide protection for entrenched alcohol interests as it is to encourage the responsible distribution and sale of beer, wine, and spirits.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/state-liquor-laws-21st-amendment-supreme-court-case/

A changing climate means an evolving Long Island wine industry

While discussions about climate change often evoke images of melting ice caps and dying coral reefs, winemakers, who are intrinsically in tune with changes in weather patterns, are concerned about the industry’s viability in the face of a changing climate.

https://northforker.com/2019/04/a-changing-climate-means-an-evolving-long-island-wine-industry/

 

What does it mean if a wine has a “bolt of iron”?

Sometimes wines have a metallic note to them. It’s neither a positive nor negative attribute (unless you don’t care for that type of flavor).

How did the taster come to the conclusion it reminded them of iron and not another type of metal? We don’t typically go around sucking on pieces of iron. But if you’ve ever tasted blood, blood tastes like iron. Other irony things you may have come across include raw steak, the smell of a butcher shop, or water that comes from old iron pipes. Sometimes athletes can have a metallic, bloody taste in their mouth after a workout, and some vitamins and medicines leave a similar aftertaste. A related descriptor is “sanguine,” which is a nice way to say “bloody.” I’ve also seen wines described as “steely” and “tinny” (“tinny” usually carries a negative connotation). Metallic notes sometimes overlap with minerallity.

As far as the “bolt” in this descriptor, I don’t think the taster was referring to “a metal fastener made of iron.” Rather, they meant it as a metaphorical flash of lightning of this iron flavor. When tasting a wine, sometimes elements crescendo, or fade away, creep up or sing in harmony with other elements. Here I’m imagining that iron note was “striking. “

Why Choosing the Second Cheapest Wine on the Menu Isn’t Such a Good Idea

Restaurants are well aware of this customer habit and might even use it to their advantage by taking a bottle they’re looking to get rid of and placing it in the second-cheapest slot.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/580852/why-choosing-second-cheapest-wine-isnt-good-idea

50 People Try to Open a Bottle of Wine

Watch as 50 people try to open a wine bottle using corkscrews, screwdriver, hammers and knives!

https://youtu.be/Zo6xe-Cu9tI

Why Weed and Wine Have More in Common Than You Think

Cannabis and Cabernet have a lot in common

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/20/weed-wine-aroma-pairings/

Making Game of Thrones Booze Is a Game of ‘Cat-and-Mouse’

A brewery, a winemaker, and a whisky master took us inside their fast-selling collaborations with the notoriously tight-lipped series.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a27167723/game-of-thrones-official-wine-beer-whisky/

 

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 04-27-19

April 27, 2019

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THE SEAGRAM VO AND VO GOLD STORY

Does Red Wine Help You Live Longer? Here’s What the Science Says

Study: Drinkers value a beer less if they think it’s brewed by a woman

 

Corn Syrup, Spice, and Everything Nice: What Adjunct Beers Are Made Of

 

WHAT ARE ADJUNCT BEERS MADE OF?

https://vinepair.com/articles/adjunct-beer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c1b271bd77-APRIL_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c1b271bd77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c1b271bd77-38937345&mc_cid=c1b271bd77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Pabst Blue Ribbon Extra ‘Boozy PBR’ Is Launching This Spring

PBR Extra weighs in at 6.5 percent ABV, compared to PBR’s 4.7 percent.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/pabst-blue-ribbon-extra-boozy-pbr/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c1b271bd77-APRIL_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c1b271bd77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c1b271bd77-38937345&mc_cid=c1b271bd77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Dunkins Beer

Boston-based Harpoon Brewery has partnered with Dunkin’ Donuts to bring a coffee-influenced beer to market. Following last October’s collaborative porter, Dunkin’ and Harpoon are rolling out Summer Coffee Pale Ale in select locations across the Eastern U.S. The 5% abv ale is brewed with Dunkin’s cold brew coffee and, according to the brewery, combines a light roastiness with hop-derived fruit flavors. Harpoon Brewery is the 18th-largest craft brewer in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association.

Why Port Wine Cocktails Are Worth Your Attention

Port sometimes suffers from a popular misconception. A fortified Portuguese wine long seen as an after-dinner drink, it’s often seen as an outdated libation. Some consider it as more the territory of grandpas playing checkers than hip, vibrant cocktail lounges.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/port-wine-cocktails-worth-attention/

Weighing Up the Value of Biodynamic Wine

Biodynamics is a growing segment of the wine industry, but is it worth the trouble and cost of conversion?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/04/weighing-up-the-value-of-biodynamic-wine

The latest chapter in the Napa Valley’s Franciscan wine saga: Sale to E. & J. Gallo

For Franciscan, the handoff brings an end to the winery’s chapter under Constellation, during which it enjoyed a significant presence in Napa that in time was considerably scaled back.

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/the-latest-chapter-in-the-napa-valley-s-franciscan-wine/article_5f9b303e-0cba-5de4-b9b7-2af5653ec95e.html

Is Gallo Saving the Wine Industry?

As a family business, they can take a longer, generational outlook focused on passing a flourishing business to future generations.

http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/04/08/is-gallo-saving-the-wine-industry

Wine Industry Floods The TTB With Its Opinions On Wine Nutritional Labeling
This initiative “is a major undertaking and not a small ruling,” so the extension is more than merited.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2019/04/08/the-ttb-extends-its-deadline-for-opinions-on-wine-nutritional-labeling/#53cfcbbd49c3

How to reach the ever-changing beer shopper

The beer shopper of old waited until they were at the store to make their decision on what to buy.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/news/how-to-reach-the-ever-changing-beer-shopper/amp/

BAD WEATHER HAMMERS BAROSSA HARVEST

Bad weather has pushed down yields in Barossa Valley, Australia’s best-known wine region, with harvests said to be the lowest in 10 years.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/bad-weather-hammers-barossa-harvest/

THIS NEW HOME BAR LETS YOU MAKE ‘IRISH WHISKEY’ IN YOUR KITCHEN

Tech company Smart Spirits has launched a drink dispenser that allows you to create unique beverages that supposedly replicate the flavour of spirits such as whiskey, gin or rum at home.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/this-new-home-bar-lets-you-make-irish-whiskey-in-your-kitchen/

THREE FACTS ABOUT THE GLOBAL ORGANIC WINE MARKET

While still wine consumption is set to stay fairly flat for the next few years, organic styles are rapidly entering the mainstream.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/three-facts-about-the-global-organic-wine-market/

11 Things You Should Know About Cantillon

Its beer was once near extinction, but today is among the rarest and most revered liquids in the world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-things-you-should-know-about-cantillon/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2407874fca-APRIL_9_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2407874fca-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2407874fca-38937345&mc_cid=2407874fca&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Beyond G&T: The Best Cocktails to Make With Tonic Water

When sipped straight, the bitter complexity of tonic water can be divisive; but those same flavors make tonic a wonderful match for a range of spirits.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-best-tonic-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2407874fca-APRIL_9_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2407874fca-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2407874fca-38937345&mc_cid=2407874fca&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A sommelier explains how ‘barnyard’ can be an attractive aroma in wine

When you smell barnyard, it’s almost like it’s an earthiness that’s as if you were to walk into, say, a horse barn

https://www.businessinsider.com/wine-sommelier-explains-barnyard-hay-aroma-taste-2019-4

The Game of Thrones Guide to Wine

As it turns out, there is a huge overlap in the Venn diagram of people obsessed with wine and people obsessed with “Game of Thrones.”

https://www.latimes.com/food/la-fo-game-of-thrones-wine-20190409-story.html

Analytical Wine Tasting, Consumer Focus Group And Survey Available At One Social Media Site

Quini’s name is from the ancient Latin to depict the concept of “five at a time.” Therefore, Quini integrates consumer-generated data using five levels or modules:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/04/08/analytical-wine-tasting-consumer-focus-group-and-survey-available-at-one-social-media-site/#5913a1163a1e

The Scary Mommy Guide To Wine-ing

crash coursein what makes wine so fine.

https://www.scarymommy.com/scary-mommy-guide-to-wine-ing/

Understanding Clean Wine Designations

For those of us who go to great lengthsto  make sure our food is safe, why not do the same for wine?

https://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/understanding-clean-wine-designations-zbcz1904

The Changing Perceptions on Drinking While Pregnant

I know that consuming wine and spirits while pregnant is the fault line of American dining-out culture.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/08/on-drinking-and-not-drinking-while-pregnant/

25 Lesser-Known Wine Regions of the World

Have You Heard of These Wine Regions?

https://www.travelpulse.com/gallery/destinations/25-lesser-known-wine-regions-of-the-world.html

 

 

New Sparkling Drink

MillerCoors is launching Cape Line, a collection of three canned sparkling cocktails. Available in the flavors Strawberry Lemonade, Blackberry Mojito, and Margarita, the RTD slim can beverages are at 4.5% abv and contain six ingredients—carbonated water, alcohol from a cane sugar base, sugar, and fruit juice flavorings. Cape Line will be available in variety 6- and 12-packs and dedicated Strawberry Lemonade 6-packs. MillerCoors plans to push the brand with a marketing campaign that includes commercials on 20 different television networks and sampling events at festivals like Austin City Limits in the fall.

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New Mobile Disgorging Line is Open for Business

Wineries that want to produce sparkling wine have more options these days.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=212230

Anatomy of the Rising Import Threat to U.S. Wine

Imports account for about a quarter to a third of US wine sales, a proportion that been relatively steady for the last few years but is higher now than it was 25 years ago

https://wineeconomist.com/2019/04/09/imports/

Understanding tension in wine

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

https://www.decanterchina.com/en/columns/jefford-on-monday/understanding-tension-in-wine

 

Worst Wine Marketing Slogans

Our wines are as sustainable as an erection at a slaugherhouse.”

http://hosemasterofwine.blogspot.com/2019/04/worst-wine-marketing-slogans.html

 

Study: Drinkers value a beer less if they think it’s brewed by a woman

“Our research suggests that customers don’t value and are less inclined to buy traditionally male products if they think they’ve been manufactured by women,”

https://thetakeout.com/study-beer-brewed-men-women-brewers-gender-bias-1833911171

 

ALSACE ‘CLOSER THAN EVER’ TO IMPOSING LEGAL SWEETNESS GUIDES ON LABELS

“We are closer than we have ever been,” said Séverine Schlumberger of Domaines Schlumberger in reference to Alsace imposing legal guides to sweetness levels in wine on labels.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/alsace-closer-than-ever-to-imposing-legal-sweetness-guides/

 

GIUSTI LAUNCHES EXTRA BRUT PROSECCO

Asolo, is the only appellation in Prosecco that permits this drier style of fizz.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/giusti-launches-extra-brut-prosecco/

 

What is Oxidation Doing to My Wine?

Oxidation isn’t always bad. In fact, it’s a key part of most winemaking.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/09/wine-oxidation/

 

 

How To Make Small Wine Barrel Bluetooth Speaker

Cool project

https://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Wine-Barrel-Bluetooth-Speaker/

 

The Future of Weed Is High-End Wine Pairings

Care for some kush with that Merlot?

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/restaurants/a26454549/weed-wine-food-pairings/

 

Homogeneity And Difference In The Wine World

If the thousands of bottles on wine shop shelves all taste the same, there is no justification for the vast number of brands and their price differentials.

https://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2019/04/homogeneity-and-difference-in-the-wine-world.html

 

Grasshopper secretion-infused Bourbon launches in US

US spirits producer Tamworth Distilling has created a Bourbon infused with the foul-smelling foam excreted as a defence mechanism by the eastern lubber grasshopper.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/grasshopper-secretion-infused-bourbon-launches-in-us/

 

All About Riesling

An aromatic white variety that can produce white wines ranging in style from bone-dry to very sweet. Germany is the world’s most important producer of Riesling.

https://winefolly.com/riesling/?_ke=eyjrbf9lbwfpbci6icjmcmfua2xpbmxpcxvvcnnadmvyaxpvbi5uzxqilcaia2xfy29tcgfuev9pzci6icjrze5znhkifq%3d%3d

 

New Effen

Effen vodka has added two new flavors. Effen Rosé, is a pink-colored, 37.5% abv expression that aims to capitalize on the ongoing rosé wine trend. Effen Yuzu Citrus is distilled with yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit, and also is at 37.5% abv. Both vodkas are made with wheat sourced from Northern France, and have no added sugar or artificial flavors. Effen Rosé and Effen Yuzu Citrus are currently rolling out nationwide, retail priced at $22 a 750-ml.

 

Official ‘Game of Thrones’ wine collection was inspired by climates, cuisines of Westeros

As Tyrion Lannister matter-of-factly tells Jon Snow, “Everything is better with wine in the belly.” And as it turns out, the folks behind HBO’s “Game of Thrones” believe that principle extends to the show itself, too.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/official-game-of-thrones-wine-collection-was-inspired-by-climates-cuisines-of-westeros

 

Five things you can learn from the color of your wine

The shade of the wine in your glass can hint at how it was made, which grape variety was used and where it is from

https://www.channel3000.com/content/five-things-you-can-learn-from-the-color-of-your-wine/1067807195

 

US wine exports: Who is buying the most?

A trade dispute damaged US wine exports to China in 2018, while one African country came from a long way back to become a top-10 destination, show new figures.
https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/us-wine-exports-figures-412012/#FI7u5A4Ovqh0Qgjz.99

HOW TO BUILD A WINE COLLECTION AT HOME WITHOUT THE STRESS

Despite what many people think, building a solid wine collection at home is an attainable—and affordable—goal.

http://imbibemagazine.com/how-to-build-a-wine-collection/

2018 California Final Grape Crush Report; Total crush 4.5 Million tons, up 6.2% from 2017

The 2018 crush totaled 4,506,583 tons, up 6.2 percent from the 2017 crush of 4,241,945 tons.

http://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=99321

 

Does Red Wine Help You Live Longer? Here’s What the Science Says

Almost 30 years have passed since those early “red wine is good for you” studies came to light.

http://time.com/5552041/does-red-wine-help-you-live-longer/

 

Croatian Premium Wine Imports, Inc. Ready to Take Orders in USA

Based in Boston, Mass., CPWI imports, distributes and promotes boutique Croatian wines in the US. Currently representing wineries from the Dubrovnik county in Dalmatia, including all seven wineries in the Komarna region

https://www.apnews.com/Business%20Wire/1064cca6b7ec41399c0c254c1c649179

 

Idaho: The Next Grapegrowing Frontier

In the last ten years the number of wineries in Idaho has doubled, but I don’t think we can measure how much the quality has improved in that time

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=212368

 

Biodynamics – new approach needed?

We have frequently found ourselves looking to the scientific research of academia for help with issues that have arisen in the vineyard and winery

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/biodynamics-new-approach-needed?sfns=mo

 

Eight takeaways on closure choice and cork taint in Washington wine

Here are eight takeaways.

https://www.wawinereport.com/2019/04/eight-takeaways-on-closure-choice-and.html

 

7 times you should never drink alcohol

Here are some situations that don’t mix well with alcohol.

https://www.businessinsider.com/when-to-avoid-alcohol-2019-4

 

5 Reasons to Know the Wines of Spain’s Montsant DO

In 2002, Montsant, the Falset subzone of Tarragona DO in the Catalonian region of northeastern Spain, was approved as its own DO level.

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/5-reasons-to-know-the-wines-of-spains-montsant-do/

 

THE SEAGRAM VO AND VO GOLD STORY

Most interesting to the VO story is the packaging, notably the ribbon on the bottle.

http://www.boozebusiness.com/the-seagram-vo-and-vo-gold-story

 

Kosher Wine Explained

What makes these wines different? We asked winemakers about the misperceptions and requirements

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Kosher-Wine-Explained

 

Can I ferment table grapes into wine? How?

First, it’s important to note that table grapes and wine grapes are not bred or grown for the same purposes. Table grapes are sturdier, bigger and crunchier, with thinner skins and often without seeds. Wine grapes are more fragile, with thicker skins, bigger seeds and more juice. Most important, wine grapes have more sugar than table grapes.

Sugar is the fuel for fermentation, the process by which yeast consumes sugar and converts it to alcohol and carbon dioxide. If you crushed a bunch of table grapes, I doubt that a fermentation would spontaneously commence; you would probably need to add sugar, as well as yeast. Even then, the resulting wine wouldn’t have the flavor or structure of wine made from wine grapes.

The wine producing nation you may not be familiar with

When it comes to producing wine, few countries have such a rich and captivating history like Hungary does.

https://www.euronews.com/2019/04/13/the-wine-producing-nation-you-may-not-be-familiar-with

Can vegans drink wine?

How many vegetarians and vegans know animal products are often used to make wine.

https://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/advice/2019/04/12/can-vegans-drink-wine.html

Can you pair wine with asparagus?

Asparagus frightens the bejeezus out of wine.

http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/blogs/food_blog/burning-question-can-you-pair-wine-with-asparagus/article_c4fb60ce-5d68-11e9-9839-e750b1e93390.html

 

Corked, heat damage and other flaws in your wine to watch out for

Admit it, you experience a flutter of dread when you open a bottle of wine, especially one not familiar to you or one you’ve held for extended time. Could this wine be, uh, flawed—even spoiled? We investigate this the next three weeks.

https://amp.gosanangelo.com/amp/3232398002

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Liquor Industry News 04-15-19

April 15, 2019

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Irish whiskey gains GI status from European Commission

 

 

Hangover-Free Synthetic Alcohol Could Be Ready in Five Years

For the past decade, David Nutt, a London-based scientist, has been working on a safe form of synthetic alcohol that provides all the positives of drinking, without the health issues, hangovers, and risk of overindulging.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/hangover-free-synthetic-alcohol/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3afba0a606-APRIL_1_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3afba0a606-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3afba0a606-38937345&mc_cid=3afba0a606&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How Design Can Sell More Wine

Architects and designers offer tips for wineries on how to maximize the visitor experience.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/04/how-design-can-sell-more-wine

 

Which Red Wine Is the Most Likely to Stain My Teeth?

WHICH RED WINES ARE WORSE THAN OTHERS WHEN IT COMES TO STAINING MY TEETH?

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-which-red-wine-is-the-most-likely-to-stain-my-teeth/

 

I Found the Bag I’ll Be Wearing All Summer — It’s Only $5 and Holds a Bottle of Wine

Perfect for BBQs, picnics, and “BYO wine” festivals, this cute bag is a total win-win in our books.

https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Urban-Outfitters-Wine-Tote-Bag-45954618

 

Do we need more varieties

Are we heading toward the Coca-Cola-isation of wine?

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/04/01/do-we-need-more-varieties/

Champagne’s terroir problem

This is an ongoing issue for Champagne as their northern latitudes make them verysusceptible to rot and fungal issues so it’s difficult to work organically or even biodynamically

https://www.hudin.com/champagnes-terroir-problem/

Prosecco’s 21st Century Challenge

Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine that is produced in the rolling hills of northwest Italy. It is also the world’s best-selling sparkling wine

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joemicallef/2019/03/27/proseccos-21st-century-challenge/amp/

TOP 10 APPS FOR WINE LOVERS

Apps have become a staple tool in modern life, helping to manage every aspect of one’s personal and professional life.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/top-10-apps-for-wine-lovers/

11 Things You Should Know About Stella Artois

Find out what the brand is up to, and why it’s ridding itself of an extremely offensive nickname

https://vinepair.com/articles/stella-artois/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ccad8aba43-APRIL_2_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ccad8aba43-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ccad8aba43-38937345&mc_cid=ccad8aba43&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

8 Up-and-Coming Varieties to Know from Portugal

From Encruzado to Baga, these grapes are gaining traction in the U.S. market

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/8-up-and-coming-varieties-to-know-from-portugal/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=71340333&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_ms0OA5w6eQjdS-cEoN-511hI5uIMBsj-AhtACeWOiSYlarlQCM9CkaOi3QuzDhRCjSNNCcSgrLX7RNNffri-OqCodjxopHUnJIh8l853YZYoQJL0&_hsmi=71340949

Texas Lawmaker Introduces A Bill To Change The State’s Wine Appellation Rule

Let’s face it, a U.S. wine label isn’t always 100% clear

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/04/01/texas-lawmaker-introduces-a-bill-to-change-the-states-wine-appellation-rule/#1d7bd1f372e9

Wine Windows Were the Original Speakeasies

These clever little wine holes (can you spot one below?) let the people of Florence buy their wine right from the source.

https://www.housebeautiful.com/about/a26991587/wine-windows-florence/

Here’s what food you should pair with Trader Joe’s $4 wines, according to a sommelier

We asked a sommelier who also specializes in wine education and food pairing to taste three of these Charles Shaw organic wines — a cabernet sauvignon, a pinot grigio, and a rosé — and give her recommendations of food to pair with them.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trader-joes-wine-pairings-sommelier-2019-4

Cupcake Vineyards Celebrates the National Launch of Its Wine Cans at Coachella

Cupcake Returns as Official Wine Sponsor Offering New Ways to Choose Joy This Festival Season

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190402005217/en/Cupcake-Vineyards-Celebrates-National-Launch-Wine-Cans

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Bacardi Lime debuts in US

Bacardi Lime is made from a base of Bacardi white rum that is then infused with natural lime flavours, offering a lime zest aroma and citrus notes.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/bacardi-lime-debuts-in-us/

 

Love trivia? Here are wine facts to impress your friends with

Some winsome wine facts to amuse and entertain you over your morning cup of coffee or evening sips of wine:

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/entertainment/2019/04/03/trivia-wine-facts-impress-friends-san-angelo/3232378002/

 

Michael David Winery Launches “Freakshow Maskerade” Face Filter App

Interactive face filter app now available for download – Become your favorite freak and win a spot on the label!

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/michael-david-winery-launches-freakshow-maskerade-face-filter-app-300823545.html

 

Constellation to offload 30 brands in $1.7 billion Gallo deal

US drinks firm Constellation Brands has agreed to sell approximately 30 wine and spirits brands to E&J Gallo Winery for US$1.7 billion.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/constellation-to-offload-30-brands-in-1-7-billion-gallo-deal/

What Gallo’s $1.7 billion buyout of Constellation’s bargain-priced wines really means

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/What-Gallo-s-1-7-billion-buyout-of-13739680.php

 

 

Irish whiskey gains GI status from European Commission

The geographic indication provides the strongest possible protection against these infringements and gives us the basis for enforcement action against misleading products.”

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/irish-whiskey-gains-gi-status-from-european-commission/

Peeps and beer: What brews pair best with Easter candy?

There’s no surer sign of spring than store aisles brimming with jelly beans, Peeps and chocolate rabbits.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/04/03/peeps-and-beer-what-brews-pair-best-with-easter-candy/

What craft beer’s continued growth means for beer drinkers

Either craft beer is going to completely take over the beer market, or, it’s an unsustainably growing bubble that’s going to burst any minute.

https://thetakeout.com/craft-beer-growth-2018-statistics-explained-analysis-1833778219

 

Dewar’s Unveils The Double Double Series, A New Release Of Ultra-Aged Scotch Whiskies

Dewar’s Scotch whisky has unveiled a new line of bottlings called the Double Double Series. The range includes a 21-year-old ($50 a 375-ml.), a 27-year-old ($100 a 375-ml.), and a 32-year-old ($150 a 375-ml.), the latter marking Dewar’s oldest expression to date.

All of the above are finished in Sherry casks—the 21-year-old in Oloroso, the 27-year-old in Palo Cortado, and the 32-year-old in Pedro Ximenez. The launch is being backed by a four-part short film created by actress Tuppence Middleton.

Dewar’s recently unveiled a new, $15 million ad campaign for the entire franchise, highlighting its maturation process. The campaign, which will run through the end of 2019, features television spots as well as print ads in sports, food and travel publications. Dewar’s also has been ratcheting up the focus on its single malt portfolio, which includes Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Deveron, Craigellachie, and Royal Brackla.

Top Wine Innovations in Bars & Restaurants

Read crowd-sourced reviews, make online reservations, explore electronic wine lists, pay at the table and email yourself the receipt. Just don’t forget to thank the restaurant on social media as you grab your rideshare home.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/03/how-wine-in-the-restaurant-industry-is-evolving/

 

Top Tools for Wine at Home

Looking for something wine-related to go with your smart home assistant, streaming device and video doorbell with facial recognition software?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/03/how-technology-is-improving-wine-at-home/

 

 

Franzia’s New “Little Franz” Mini Boxed Wines Make For The Most Adorable Summer Sip

The new “Little Franz” mini boxes of wine come in the following four flavors. Here’s what you can expect each one to taste like, per Franzia:

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/franzias-new-little-franz-mini-boxed-wines-make-for-the-most-adorable-summer-sip-17007129

 

How to keep your wine cool in warm weather

Some suggestions for combating ‘warm wine syndrome’

https://www.ft.com/content/47529b90-559f-11e9-91f9-b6515a54c5b1

Guide To Franciacorta, Italy’s Best Sparkling Wine Region

Franciacorta is a region infused with cultural significance and a thriving enological tradition.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/liviahengel/2019/04/04/a-weekend-guide-to-franciacorta-italys-best-sparkling-wine-region/#b085ec37cfc8

How to Pick Great Wine Without Relying Solely on Wine Scores

There are ways to choose great wine without relying on wine scores

https://www.familyfreshmarket.com/blog/how-pick-great-wine-without-relying-solely-wine-scores

 

The Wine Enthusiast Amazon Alexa Skill

The Wine Enthusiast skill will also provide step-by-step recipes pulled right from pages of the magazine and sent directly to your Alexa app.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/04/the-wine-enthusiast-amazon-alexa-skill/

Millennials are drinking less beer. So beer is becoming more like juice.

Explaining the rise of Naturdays, Corona Refrescas, and the “flavored malt beverage.”

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/4/4/18295599/naturdays-corona-refresca-limearita-ritas-spritz

This Bright, Bracing Italian Sparkler Could Be a ‘Prosecco Killer’ — if Given the Chance

A frizzante wine from Emilia-Romagna, Pignoletto is light and fruity, with herbal aromas, citrus notes, and crisp apple flavors.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pignoletto-italian-sparkling-wine-guide/

Menthol Is Not Mint: Decoding Freshness in Wine

We identify flavors based on our stored memories of having encountered them before.

http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/04/05/menthol-is-not-mint-decoding-freshness-wine

Five Ways Smartphones are Changing How We Drink Wine

Smartphones have made it easier than ever to learn about wine

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/05/smartphones-wine/

You’ve Been Serving Champagne All Wrong — Here’s How To Do It Right

Flutes may look pretty, but they diminish the aroma of your (probably pricey) bubbly. Good thing there’s a super simple solution.

https://www.coastalliving.com/syndication/how-to-serve-champagne

Take this quiz to find out what type of beer you should try

To simplify the process of picking a beer, take this quick and easy quiz which gives you a beer recommendation based on your flavor preferences.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/quiz-to-find-out-what-type-of-beer-to-drink-2019-4

TOP 9 WORST THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR WINE

Or a things that a dedicated wine lover will not do.

https://www.winepicker.co.uk/blog/top-9-worst-things-you-can-do-with-your-wine/

MEET THE HEALTHY RED WINE THAT COULD HELP YOU LIVE LONGER

Red wine has long been touted for its many alleged benefits, but there may be one particular type of red wine that supersedes them all.

https://www.harpersbazaar.com.au/health-fitness/cannonau-red-wine-18397

Is this the best wine in the world? 40 million reviews say so.

What’s the best wine in the world? Every winemaker would love to produce it. Every wine lover would love to drink it and hoard a few bottles in the cellar. Every wine writer would love to anoint it and tell you to buy it.

https://www.nhregister.com/food/article/Is-this-the-best-wine-in-the-world-40-million-13744695.php

Top Gadgets for Cooling Your Wine

Your days of plunging a bottle into an ice and salt bath in order to keep it cold are over—you’ve got more stylish and effective options.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/05/top-gadgets-for-cooling-your-wine/

This Exceptional $300 Wine is Produced in the Foothills of the Himalayas

Ao Yun is a vino easy to sip, almost impossible to produce.

http://www.realclearlife.com/food-drink/exceptional-300-wine-produced-foothills-himalayas/

Napa’s Problem is Cars, Not Drought

US editor W. Blake Gray looks at the options following the passing of Napa’s development bill.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/04/napas-problem-is-cars-not-drought

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April 8, 2019

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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All the Game of Thrones Booze You Can Drink for the Final Season

Corkage Uncorked: How + When to Bring Wine into a Restaurant

How Americans Consume Rosé

 

New Beringer Bros.Wine

Treasury Wine Estates has extended its Beringer Bros. range with the launch of a Sauvignon Blanc aged in Tequila barrels. Retailing at $17 in line with the rest of the Beringer Bros. portfolio, the newcomer is aged for 60 days in barrels once used to age premium Tequila. The new Tequila barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc joins a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Red Blend—all aged in Bourbon barrels—in the Beringer Bros. portfolio.

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Study Reveals America’s Favorite Drunk Snacks

Whether your poison is pizza, chips, or chicken wings, there’s simply no better way to round off a drinking session than with a late-night (or early morning) drunken snack.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/americas-favorite-drunk-snacks/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b8b18cda48-MAR_25_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b8b18cda48-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b8b18cda48-38937345&mc_cid=b8b18cda48&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Bulleit

Diageo-owned Bulleit has added a new 12-year-old rye whiskey to its lineup. A blend of 95% rye and 5% malted barley, Bulleit Rye 12-year-old straight American whiskey is aged in new charred oak barrels for a minimum of 12 years prior to bottling. The new, 92-proof release is the first permanent addition to the Bulleit Rye portfolio—which originally launched in 2011—and will be available for a retail price of $50 a 750-ml. across Colorado, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Oregon, California, Kentucky, Texas, Georgia, New Jersey, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

10 Things You Should Know About Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Arguably the world’s most important wine producer, in one of the most prestigious wine regions on the planet, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s bottles fetch unfathomable sums at auction.

https://vinepair.com/articles/domaine-romanee-conti-facts/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=590b3a7b7b-MAR_26_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-590b3a7b7b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-590b3a7b7b-38937345&mc_cid=590b3a7b7b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

EU approves Tequila GI

Tequila has been registered as a geographical indication (GI) product in the European Union.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/03/eu-approves-tequila-gi/

 

 

New Challenges On The Radar For The Wine Business

Economic bumps in the road and demographic shifts are shaking up the U.S. wine market

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2019/03/25/new-challenges-on-the-radar-for-the-wine-business/#16a380a1775c

 

Tipsy Lit Launches Perfect Pairings Of Wine And Books

Women have been combining book clubs and wine drinking as long as book clubs have been around, but one wine company and one publishing company have decided to make this an official pairing.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanettehurt/2019/03/25/tipsy-lit-launches-perfect-pairings-of-wine-and-books/#31d60b143cec

 

PERFECT WINE PAIRINGS FOR AMERICA’S FAVORITE FOODS

WE’VE PAIRED THE PERFECT WINES TO AMERICA’S 18 FAVORITE DISHES.

https://www.newsweek.com/wine-food-pairing-1374123

 

Carignan is Working its Way into the Spotlight

These days, thanks to better vineyard management and lower-yielding old vines, varietal Carignan wines from all over the world tempt with tart red-fruit notes, baking spices and savory smokiness.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/25/carignan-spotlight/

 

Stop Trying To Make “Healthy Cocktails” Happen

Although I believe that cocktails, consumed in moderation, can be part of a healthy lifestyle, under no circumstances should alcoholic beverages be promoted as “healthy.”

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/25/healthy-cocktails-arent-real/

 

Constellation Brands Sued Over To Kalon Vineyard

The Vineyard House, a boutique Napa winery, has sued Constellation Brands in federal court, claiming that the late Robert Mondavi knowingly misled the U.S. Patent Office into granting him a trademark for the To Kalon vineyards in the Oakville AVA.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/25/constellation-brands-sued-over-to-kalon-vineyard/

UNESCO world heritage wine regions to visit: Updated

How many UNESCO sites have you ticked off? Get inspired with our guide to top UNESCO wine regions and cities for wine lovers,

https://www.decanter.com/wine-travel/decanter-travel-guide-world-heritage-regions-25003/#c6C8H7zLiDflPrp0.99