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Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

As wine industry booms, craft beer is struggling

Tequila brands pushing the boundaries of sustainability

5 Subtle Signs You’re Drinking Too Much Wine

 

 

Multiple choice test reveals the types best suited to your tastes based on your choice of fruit, dinner and dessert

The experts behind wine app Pingza have shared a test that will help reveal the type of wine you are most likely to enjoy based on your love of other food and drink.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8269283/Palate-test-app-reveals-wine-youre-likely-enjoy-based-favourite-food.html

How to Make Limoncello at Home

Limoncello, an Italian classic made with just a few easy-to-obtain ingredients (and a healthy dose of patience).

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/limoncello-recipe-diy-homemade/

Are Moldy Corks and Bottles Bad for Wine?

Have you ever looked in your wine refrigerator or cellar and noticed a bit of mold? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, and your wine collection is not in trouble.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/02/24/can-mold-affect-wine/

Stocking your liquor cabinet like stocking a pantry

Whatever your goal, the trick to drawing out your inner bartender while staying home is to improvise and innovate, and above all, keep it simple.

https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/may/09/stocking-your-liquor-cabinet-like-stock/

11 Things You Should Know About Cruzan Rum

Its history spans the worlds of colonialism, Hurricane Maria, absurdly strong family ties, and some spicy competition with the aforementioned Captain.

https://vinepair.com/articles/cruzan-rum-flavors-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d5c329b779-MAY_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d5c329b779-38937345&mc_cid=d5c329b779&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The New Way to Aperitivo At Home

Whether you’ve experienced it in real time or have only seen it in movies, you know the vibe of a Aperitivo

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-new-way-to-aperitivo-at-home/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d5c329b779-MAY_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d5c329b779-38937345&mc_cid=d5c329b779&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Seltzer

Anheuser-Busch InBev is introducing Social Club Seltzer, a new brand of hard seltzers in classic cocktail flavors. Social Club is being distributed nationally in variety 12-packs and single-flavor 6-packs, with variants including an Old Fashioned, Sidecar, and Gimlet, all at 7% abv and with 150 calories a 12-ounce can. According to the company, “The alcohol comes from a cold-fermentation of sugar combined with purified water and cold-pressed fruits.” AB-InBev also markets hard seltzers under the Bon & Viv, Bud Light, and Natural Light brands.

11 Greatest Wine Movies & Documentaries Ever Made

Nothing can hold a candle to “Sideways,” the greatest wine movie ever made. Here’s my list.

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2020/05/wine-press-greatest-wine-movies-documentaries-ever-made.html

Augmented Reality From Every Australian Wine

Consumers with the Winerytale app will be able to scan almost any Australian wine to see the story of the wine and the winery come to life with stunning augmented reality.

Winerytale – the leading augmented reality wine platform

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/augmented-reality-from-every-australian-wine-301056653.html

So You Think You Know Malo?

Malolactic fermentation is often explained by describing the buttery, creamy notes it contributes to many Chardonnays.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/so-you-think-you-know-malo/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=87753173&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_xUiUw9m7dwQAN8e0E9mMaA6Ypw56UPtTGgV5NwmOiAs8TP6TwyBeePdLCTsFWmNpsfyUL6RogR4bObDGtf_is4gDGUkkbKFVFNnWRb2J877h-400&_hsmi=87753317

Wine & Medicine: An Enduring Historical Association

The story of wine is rife with pioneering winemaking doctors, and physicians over the millennia have made important contributions to wine writing and promotion, as consumers, producers, and prescribers.

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/articles/b/geoffrey-crawford/posts/wine-and-medicine

Most Americans claim to drink responsibly in lockdown

The Covid-19 crisis has not increased alcohol consumption during working hours for 84% of respondents.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/05/most-americans-claim-to-drink-responsibly-in-lockdown/

Post Malone Debuts New Rosé Wine, Maison No. 9

Newest project, Maison No. 9, a crisp French rosé that goes on sale next month.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/elvaramirez/2020/05/13/post-malone-debuts-new-ros-wine-maison-no-9/#5bb56a2c6e17

5 Subtle Signs You’re Drinking Too Much Wine

So if you’re experiencing any of these subtle signs you’re drinking too much wine, consider cutting back on your vino habits.

https://www.eatthis.com/drinking-too-much-wine/

Why Innovative Winemakers Are Adding Hops to Wine

Vintners are experimenting with dry-hopping their wines, creating exciting new wines that can exhibit the trademark aromas of many craft beers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/winemakers-adding-hops-to-wine/

Some Nifty Science to Help You Identify Wine Aromas

Behind those countless flavors we sniff is a molecule. It enters your nose, impacts your olfactory receptors, and generates a signal to your brain which tells us things like, “I’m smelling strawberry!”

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/some-science-to-wine-aromas/?utm_campaign=weekly-science-of-aromas-4-steps-of-tasting-aroma-chart&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

The 30 Best Bourbon Whiskeys for Every Budget (2020)

There’s a compelling argument to be made that bourbon is America’s most important spirit.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-bourbon-whiskeys-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8b30804605-MAY_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8b30804605-38937345&mc_cid=8b30804605&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Anatomy of a Perfect Cheeseboard

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you cheese? It’s absolutely time for a cheeseboard.

https://vinepair.com/articles/infographic-how-to-build-perfect-cheeseboard/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8b30804605-MAY_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8b30804605-38937345&mc_cid=8b30804605&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

14 Things You Should Know About Stolichnaya Vodka

Stolichnaya (stow-LEECH-na-ya), better known simply as Stoli, is a familiar bottle on the liquor store shelf, and one of the top-selling spirits brands in the world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/stolichnaya-vodka-elit-stoli-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8b30804605-MAY_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8b30804605-38937345&mc_cid=8b30804605&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Millennials are Interested in Wine. Is Napa Interested in Them?

75% of millennials surveyed in 2019 said they would spend more money on wine if they had it

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/13/millennials-wine-drink-napa/

The Best Wines to Pair with Sourdough Bread

Other drinks, too: bourbon works with sourdough, rum works with sourdough, mezcal works with sourdough… you get the picture.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-editor-pair-wine-sourdough-bread

5 Sparkling Wine Cocktails to Make at Your Next Party

While sparkling wine can be enjoyed on its own in chilled champagne flutes, it’s also a great addition to a wide array of mixed cocktails.

https://www.masterclass.com/articles/sparkling-wine-cocktails-to-make-at-your-next-party

Ready-to-Drink Booze Is Winning the Stay-at-Home Drinking Game

While making a drink at a well-stocked home bar can be a joy for some, it turns out that others find happiness in popping open a single-serving can before the Zoom happy hour. And it’s cheaper, too.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-14/canned-wines-and-mixed-drinks-are-winning-stay-at-home-drinking

 

The World Is Thirsty For Sparkling Wines, But Which Are The Winners?

The world now produces 2.5 billion bottles or sparkling wine. This is just under 8% of the world’s total wine production of 32.5 billion bottles.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2020/05/08/the-world-is-thirsty-for-sparkling-wines-but-which-are-the-winners/#62609e0e69c0

 

3 Fun & Easy Prosecco Cocktails

Making a Cocktail is an enjoyable experience, especially when you have a professional Cocktail Kit and a load of ingredients to experiment with.

https://new.glassofbubbly.com/3-fun-easy-prosecco-cocktails/

 

Tequila brands pushing the boundaries of sustainability

This past year, a number of Tequila brands have upped the ante when it comes to creating a more sustainable sector – which could prove to be crucial to the category’s long‐term success.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/05/the-tequila-brands-championing-sustainability/

 

The 20 Best Free Online Games You Can Turn Into Drinking Games

There’s a huge spectrum of games available, from classic board games and card games, to online versions of tried-and-true drinking games we all (vaguely) remember from our college days.

https://vinepair.com/articles/20-best-online-drinking-games/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=019e8d3338-MAY_15_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-019e8d3338-38937345&mc_cid=019e8d3338&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New RTD

Martini & Rossi, part of the Bacardi portfolio, has launched two new frozen RTD cocktails, Frozé and Frosecco. The 6.5% abv wine cocktails come in 10-ounce packages and can be consumed right from the pouch or poured into glasses. Both are made from Italian wine with natural fruit flavors added and do not contain artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup. Martini & Rossi Frozé and Frosecco are now available across the U.S. for $4 a pouch.

 

Understanding Wind, an Underappreciated Part of Wine

Whatever happens, you often can taste “the wind” in your glass.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/14/wind-wine-vineyard/

What Wine Tasting Rooms Will Be Like For the Foreseeable Future

When it finally happens, visiting a tasting room in wine country will look a lot different than it does today

https://www.vinography.com/2020/05/what-wine-tasting-rooms-will-be-like-for-the-foreseeable-future

 

Is there such a thing as bad wine?

Some wines are just not very well made : as with chefs, winemakers can be good or bad at their jobs.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/may/15/bad-wine-good-wine-fiona-beckett

 

LET’S HEAR IT FOR OHIO: THE BUCKEYE STATE IS THE SIXTH LARGEST WINE PRODUCING STATE IN THE UNITED STATES.

The influx of German immigrants to the Ohio Valley guaranteed him success, as they liked his style of wines

http://www.spiritedbiz.com/lets-hear-it-for-ohio-the-buckeye-state-is-the-sixth-largest-wine-producing-state-in-the-united-states/

 

As wine industry booms, craft beer is struggling

Craft beer, particularly brews made by small, artisan producers, is often consumed in bars, restaurants, tap rooms and brew pubs — all of which have closed in many communities across the United States.

https://www.concordmonitor.com/Craft-brewers-upended-by-COVID-19-closure-of-tap-rooms-bars-34335645

 

Ten Myths About Wine That Waste Your Time And Maybe A Lot Of Your Money

Here are ten myths that will save you embarrassment and even some cash.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2020/05/15/ten-myths-about-wine-that-waste-your-time-and-maybe-a-lot-of-your-money/#2e94024c4465

14 Of The Best Wine Subscriptions For Every Type Of Drinker

Here’s a look at the best wine subscriptions for everyone from the casual wine drinker to the serious collector.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbes-personal-shopper/2020/05/15/best-wine-subscriptions-for-2020/#5a56017878bf

I think there’s broken glass inside my wine bottle. How did that happen?

I’m guessing that it was not broken glass that you saw, but actually a harmless and naturally occurring tartrate crystal

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/i-think-there-s-broken-glass-inside-my-wine-bottle-how-did-that-happen

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

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The 4 Best Wine Sulfite Removers

5 tips on how to store your craft beer for maximum flavor

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AB INBEV WINS LATEST LEGAL BATTLE AGAINST MOLSON COORS

Molson Coors launched a legal battle against its larger rival AB InBev in 2019, after the latter criticised the former for brewing with corn syrup.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/ab-inbev-wins-latest-legal-battle-against-molson-coors/

US LOCKDOWN ALCOHOL SALES: THE LATEST TRENDS

Overall, total alcohol sales in the US off-trade are up 16% during the overall lockdown period compared to 2019, although the figure for the latest week is slightly down, just 0.6%, on the previous week.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/usa-lockdown-alcohol-sales-the-latest-trends/

The 30 Best Tequilas for Every Budget

For those looking to stock up on booze now — or ever — tequila offers a broad range of options.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-tequilas-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4e9f0612e2-MAY_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4e9f0612e2-38937345&mc_cid=4e9f0612e2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Most Admired Wine Brands are very different this year

What is a “most admired” wine brand?

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2020/05/the-most-admired-wine-brands-are-very.html

Redemption centers for bottles, cans remain closed during COVID-19 emergency

With the COVID-19 pandemic already placing retail workers and customers at risk, stores have closed their bottle and can redemption centers until the crisis passes.

Although the store makes money when the containers are redeemed, changes should be made if redeeming them during a global health emergency puts people at risk.

https://www.telegram.com/news/20200503/redemption-centers-for-bottles-cans-remain-closed-during-covid-19-emergency

 

Jean-Charles Boisset—Biodynamic Wine Wizard Of Burgundy And California

Boisset Collection that includes dozens of international wineries associated with choice terroirs in Burgundy, the Rhone Valley and Beaujolais in France, as well as in Napa and Sonoma valleys in California.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2020/05/05/jean-charles-boisset-biodynamic-wine-wizard-of-burgundy-and-california/#79d795a32e30

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People drink less if presented with more no-ABV options

According to the results of an online experiment by the University of Bristol, in the UK, when the number of non-alcoholic drinks available was greater than alcoholic options, 49% of those surveyed chose a non-alcoholic drink.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/05/people-drink-less-if-presented-with-more-no-abv-options/

‘There’s absolutely nothing’: locked-down Mexico grapples with national beer shortage

Beer production in Mexico was halted more than a month ago as health officials declared brewing a “non-essential” activity.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/mexico-beer-shortage-coronavirus

 

Savvy Sauvignon Blanc Substitutes

When it comes to finding an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, you have to think about what people love about it in the first place.

https://winefolly.com/tips/savvy-sauvignon-blanc-substitutes/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter-substitutes-for-sauvignon-blanc-alternatives-to-syrah-what-wine-poster&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

MAN ARRESTED AFTER BIZARRE WINE TANKER HEIST

A Californian man has been arrested after he climbed underneath a moving wine tanker in his underwear, unscrewed a valve, and proceeded to drink from the vessel.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/man-arrested-after-bizarre-wine-tanker-heist/

 

TOP TIPS ON PAIRING BURGUNDY WITH CHINESE FOOD

In Chinese fine dining restaurants, wine pairings have already become an emerging practice. You may wonder if it also works with home-cooked Chinese food. BIVB (Bourgogne Wine Board) shares its insight to inspire your next meal plan.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/top-tips-on-pairing-burgundy-with-chinese-comfort-food/

 

What Is Cristalino Tequila?

Cristalino tequila is the newest and fastest growing category of tequila in the world

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-cristalino-tequila/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=954183c366-MAY_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-954183c366-38937345&mc_cid=954183c366&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 4 Best Wine Sulfite Removers

The best wine sulfite removers can filter or neutralize significant amounts of sulfites in a quick and convenient way

https://www.bustle.com/p/the-4-best-wine-sulfite-removers-22845171

 

5 tips on how to store your craft beer for maximum flavor

This seems the ideal time to revisit ways to keep your beer tasting its best with a few simple tips on what to do — and definitely not do — with your brews.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/05/07/5-tips-on-how-to-store-your-craft-beer-for-maximum-flavor/

 

An Insider’s Guide to a World-Famous German Wine Region

Of Germany’s 13 regions for quality winemaking, the Mosel may be the most renowned.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/07/best-german-wine-mosel-guide/

 

The Wine World is Prejudiced Against Higher Alcohols

If you list an alcohol level of 14% or lower, you have to be only accurate to within 1.5%

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2020/05/the_wine_world_is_prejudiced_a.html

Bad wine and bottle variation

It means that average wine consumers occasionally get stuck with bad wines. Most do not know it.

https://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/dan-berger-on-wine-bad-wine-and-bottle-variation/article_362094b3-163e-55ee-a779-95220a7b9093.html

Chianti Classico launches a regional portal

The Chianti Classico consortium has launched a digital platform on behalf of its members, creating a portal where consumers can find information about individual estates

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/chianti-classico-launches-regional-portal

Massachusetts’s breweries honor hospitality workers with ‘All Together’ beer

Twenty Massachusetts breweries have adopted an open beer recipe known as the “All Together” collaboration to show support for workers in the hospitality industry.

https://www.masslive.com/worcester/2020/05/massachusetts-breweries-honor-hospitality-workers-with-all-together-beer.html

Here’s how to decode those confusing labels

Pick up the nearest wine bottle and try to see what it’s telling you about the wine that is — or was — inside.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/wine-101-heres-how-to-decode-those-confusing-labels/2020/05/08/a631d86c-8f8f-11ea-a9c0-73b93422d691_story.html

Does it matter what material wine shelves are made out of?

Metal shelves are fine to use. They will, however, conduct cool or warm temperatures more rapidly than other surfaces.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/does-it-matter-what-material-wine-shelves-are-made-out-of

 

 

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

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05-11-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Experts say leaving a bottle of wine to breathe before drinking is ‘bunkum’

How to make White Claw slushies, TikTok’s new drink craze

How to pair that beer with the right food

 

Champagne Shipments To U.S. Hit A Milestone At 2 Million Cases

Champagne continues to do well in 2020, partially due to strong off-premise sales related to the Covid-19 virus

 

The 50 Most Popular Cocktails in the World in 2020

One of the big takeaways from this year’s list: The spirit of the Roaring ’20s is indeed making a comeback, with four of the six newcomers to the list boasting Prohibition-era pedigrees.

https://vinepair.com/articles/50-most-popular-cocktails-world-2017/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=165fdd6fef-APRIL_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-165fdd6fef-38937345&mc_cid=165fdd6fef&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

12 Things You Should Know About Laphroaig

No, the name doesn’t mean “The Phroaig.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/laphroaig-10-scotch-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=165fdd6fef-APRIL_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-165fdd6fef-38937345&mc_cid=165fdd6fef&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Future of wine labels is in reflecting the drinker

A shift from traditional appellation-based, heritage and winery-focused labels to those that are “more about the market” will be hastened in the wake of the pandemic if wine is to compete with rivals drinks categories.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/27024/Future_of_wine_labels_is_in_reflecting_the_drinker,_says_Cox.html

 

How well do you know the common European wine-making regions?

The EU is estimated to have about 43% of the world’s vineyard area.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2020/04/how-well-do-you-know-common-european.html

 

Size Matters: the World of Wine Bottles

Many bottle sizes out there whose names and/or capacities are even more esoteric

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/04/size-matters-the-world-of-wine-bottles

 

What Does “Freshness” Mean in Wine?

Sure, you know when a vegetable tastes fresh or has passed its prime, but what does freshness mean in wine?

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/24/fresh-wine-guide/

 

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING COULD PRECLUDE FOOT-TREADING FOR PORT

Concerns about how, with social distancing measures in place in Portugal, he could have workers lined-up treading grapes in lagares – the open, wide containers used for crushing the berries for Port.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/social-distancing-could-preclude-foot-treading-for-port/

 

THE TRUE COST

OF WINE

The cost of viticulture’s environmental impact when they make their wines.

https://lmarcher.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/WBI_120_p60_61_mimi_casteel.pdf

 

A Rare Trifecta for Vintage Port

If Vintage Port is known for one thing, it’s the stringent way in which its producers choose to declare a vintage. Port houses typically only produce Vintage Port two or three times a decade.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/a-rare-trifecta-for-vintage-port

 

During the Renaissance, Drinking Wine Was a Fight Against Physics

In Renaissance Italy, dining was serious business.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/unusual-wine-glasses

 

De Kuyper creates liqueur for Old Fashioneds

The Old Fashioned cocktail is typically made by stirring Bourbon, sugar and Angostura Bitters in a glass, before garnishing the drink with an orange peel.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/de-kuyper-creates-liqueur-for-old-fashioneds/

 

How to pair that beer with the right food

You could be enjoying a better meal by pairing the right beer with the right food. This is your guide to matching food with the perfect brew.

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/tech/problemsolved/2020/04/30/beer-pairing-what-eat-ipas-pilsners-stouts-and-pale-ales/3011080001/

 

We Asked 10 Drinks Pros: Which Tequila Offers the Best Bang for Your Buck?

As tequila’s popularity in the U.S. continues to grow, so too does the overwhelming selection and spectrum of styles available on the market. To help weed through the options

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-quality-tequila-brands-price/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1be4bb75b4-APRIL_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1be4bb75b4-38937345&mc_cid=1be4bb75b4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Concrete Egg Fermenters: Classic or Cracked Fad?

Let’s explore why some are so egg-cited about this ancient trend.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/concrete-egg-fermenters-classic-or-cracked-fad/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter-egg-fermenters-winemaking-glossary&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

How to make White Claw slushies, TikTok’s new drink craze

For TikTok’s latest recipe craze, aspiring mixologists are sharing their best fruit slushies with White Claw – and they’re super easy to make.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/how-to-make-white-claw-slushie-tik-tok

 

How to Choose the Best Cooking Wine for Pantry Dishes

It’s a myth that one should use only the lowest-quality bottle in the cellar when adding cooking wine to a dish.

https://www.invaluable.com/blog/cooking-wine/

A Guide to Wine Body: Light, Medium, and Heavy

One of the terms that you’ll hear if you head to a winery or look up the profile of a specific variety, is the body of the wine.

https://www.wtso.com/blog/a-guide-to-wine-body-light-medium-and-heavy/

Italian Wine Painter Reveals Which Reds Work Best

These days have been fruitful for wine-inclined artists

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/italian-wine-painter-reveals-which-reds-work-best-unfiltered

What Does “Texture” Mean in Wine?

When a professional calls a wine silky or textural, they refer to its mouthfeel. There are several reasons texture in wine matters.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/30/texture-wine-definitione/

US wine industry could lose $6 billion as a result of the coronavirus

The stay-at-home public health emergency orders that have been enacted across the country will hurt smaller wineries much more because they don’t have the leverage to get their vintages placed on supermarket shelves like the large wine companies.

https://www.petaluma360.com/entertainment/dining/10928434-181/us-wine-industry-could-lose

A Sommelier Answers 5 Things We’ve Always Wondered About Wine

From how to identify a dry wine, to how to taste wine at a restaurant, sommelier Victoria James answers our most pressing wine-related questions.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dry-wine-sommelier-answers-5-185029007.html

In pairing wine and food, experience is the best teacher

PAIRING wine with food has come to symbolize much of the intimidation, apprehension and pretension that, for many people, intrude on the elemental enjoyment of a good bottle

https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/lifestyle/food-drink/in-pairing-wine-and-food-experience-is-the-best-teacher

 

Does Aerating Wine Really Make A Difference?

You’ve seen decanters, you’ve seen people swirling their wines. It’s not just to be fancy

https://www.kosher.com/shows/video/707/does-aerating-wine-really-make-a-difference

 

Keystone Light plans to send birthday cakes and beer money to people who turn age 21 during quarantine

The brand this week kicked off a program to help those reaching legal drinking age while under stay-home-orders celebrate with a custom-made, home-delivered birthday cake in the shape of a Keystone can. It will be accompanied, naturally, by a $200 gift card to spend on Keystone Light.

https://www.molsoncoorsblog.com/keystone-light-plans-send-birthday-cakes-and-beer-money-people-who-turn-age-21-during-quarantine?sf233442562=1

 

Who first used corks in wine — and how did they get them out again before the invention of the corkscrew?

Having sealed the bottle with a cork, the next problem was how to remove it.

https://www-countrylife-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.countrylife.co.uk/food-drink/curious-questions-who-first-used-corks-in-wine-and-how-did-they-get-them-out-again-before-the-invention-of-the-corkscrew-214643/amp

 

Experts say leaving a bottle of wine to breathe before drinking is ‘bunkum’

The myth of letting it stand open for a period of time will have little or no effect on taste

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11530490/tasters-bottle-wine-breathe-drinking-bunkum/

 

 

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