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Liquor Industry News 03-25-19

March 25, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

03-25-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

TOP 10 DRINKING MYTHS, LEGENDS AND ANCIENT RITUALS

These Are 2018’s Official Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies

9 Things You Should Know About Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

 

 

How Having Just 2 Alcoholic Drinks Affects Your Sleep, According To Science

Around 20 percent of adult Americans use alcohol to help them fall asleep

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-having-just-2-alcoholic-drinks-affects-your-sleep-according-to-science-16814809

This One Thing Makes Buying Wine WAY Less Overwhelming

I used to be an anxious, freaked-out wine shopper. And then everything changed.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/pick-wine-store-become-regular

Why is wine getting more complicated in an age of simplicity?

Is wine’s love of place reaching a level where it ceases to be a benefit, and actually starts to become a problem?

https://www.just-drinks.com/comment/why-is-wine-getting-more-complicated-in-an-age-of-simplicity-comment_id127924.aspx?utm_source=weekly-html&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11-03-2019&utm_term=107157&utm_content=508916

The Differences Between Parmesan, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Grana Padano, Explained

While we often use the name “parmesan” to refer to all of Italy’s grateable hard cheeses, there are a number of different styles within the category. Parmesan is one of them, though that particular cheese isn’t necessarily as closely linked to Italy as you might imagine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/parmesan-vs-parmigiano-reggiano-vs-grana-padano/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5e6db04ce7-MAR_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5e6db04ce7-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5e6db04ce7-38937345&mc_cid=5e6db04ce7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Unlucky Man Shows How Not to Pour a Champagne Tower

Sadly for that guy, things don’t quite go to plan.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/champagne-tower-pour-fail/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5e6db04ce7-MAR_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5e6db04ce7-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5e6db04ce7-38937345&mc_cid=5e6db04ce7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Could vermentino be the next big thing in Australian wine?

A wine grape steeped in old Mediterranean tradition is finding its way into the glasses of a fresh new generation of Australians, as they continue to swelter in the heat.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-03-11/vermentino-wine-popularity-increases/10889060

 

Secrets of George Washington’s Hidden Beer Recipe

It’s not as delicious as you might expect.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/george-washington-hidden-beer-recipe

 

Spirits Europe launches website with nutrition info

Trade association Spirits Europe has launched a new website to give consumers access to nutrition and ingredients information on all spirit drinks legally sold in the EU.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/03/spirits-europe-launches-website-with-nutrition-info/

SARAH JESSICA PARKER TO MAKE PROVENCE ROSÉ

Having announced the launch of her wine brand last month, American actress Sarah Jessica Parker will follow in Brangelina’s footsteps by making a Provence rosé.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/sarah-jessica-parker-to-make-provence-rose/

How Producers Dial In the Right Shade of Pink for Rosé

The timing of harvest and winemaking adjustments are among the factors producers consider to achieve desired color intensity

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-producers-dial-in-the-right-shade-of-pink-for-rose/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=70670093&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8jL_8hmZ0mYfvyGeMJ43QSK2R1brWeuenjwGHpDzrE-yhlq0LEOLWZMClkz1_gR0SwtuO1H4Ne3a62H6lOAYG5kJf0NR51frELwYf5ojV0d6mGJZo&_hsmi=70671604

A Guide to Finding Value Burgundy Wine

If you want a bargain from Burgundy, look for wines from Rully, Mercurey, Givry and Montagny as many of the bottles range from $20–30.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/11/guide-finding-value-burgundy-wine/

A beginner’s guide to ordering French wine like a Francophile

A wine from Burgundy, Bordeaux, or the Loire Valley is a great place to start.

https://www.boston.com/culture/lifestyle/2019/03/11/french-wine-tips-from-boston-sommelier

Which States Have the Most Underrated Wine Regions?

Try visiting one of these underrated U.S. wine regions to get a taste.

https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/which-states-have-the-most-underrated-wine-regions.html/

How Wineries Can Support Their Restaurant Customers: Tools of the Trade

Wineries, boost your sales by building a strong restaurant connection & by improving your customer service. Here’s how you do it.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/03/12/wineries-support-restaurant-customers-tools

THREE HIGH-POWERED DRINKS EXECS CHARGED IN UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS SCANDAL

A Napa vintner, a Bourbon distiller and a founder of a food and drink distributor are among those that have been arrested for paying large sums of money as bribes to get their children into top US universities.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/three-high-powered-drinks-execs-charged-in-university-admissions-scandal/

 

How to Talk About the Way Wine Tastes Without Sounding Like a Jerk

You can talk about wine without annoying yourself and the people around you. We’ll show you the way.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/how-to-talk-about-the-way-wine-tastes

 

Syrah: The Versatile Wine that Goes with Burgers and Fries

Syrah is versatile. A dark-skinned grape from France, it is planted around the world in coastal climates like Santa Barbara, moderate ones like Walla Walla, and hot zones like Australia’s Barossa Valley.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/03/syrah-the-versatile-wine-that-goes-with-burgers-an.html

A brief guide to organic wine

Organic wine can be confusing. Here is a quick guide to a few of the important categories.

https://www.theunion.com/news/local-news/rod-byers-a-brief-guide-to-organic-wine/

How Natalie MacLean changes the world of wine

The biggest change in wine in the past 20 years did not happen in vineyards or wineries. It happened on the Internet

https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190312/clemens-how-natalie-maclean-changes-world-of-wine

TTB Slated Over Wine Labeling

Consumer advocates demand both calorie and nutritional information should be on wine labels.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/03/ttb-slated-over-wine-labeling

Why Your Red Wine Tastes Green

A new generation of wine lovers are trading big, fruity wines for lighter wines with more herbaceous and savory flavors.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/12/why-your-red-wine-tastes-green/

An Ohio man is consuming only beer for Lent. He’s lost 15 pounds.

Just like the monks used to do it back in the 1600s,

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/03/13/man-drinking-only-beer-lent-ohio-has-already-lost-15-pounds-fifty-west-brewing-cincinnati/3149323002/

Coors Will Give You Free Beer Every Time It Gets Trolled by Bud Light

It works like this: Coors is installing light-up tap handles in bars.

When Bud Light trolls, the bewitched tap handles will light up with the fury of eight, maybe nine, candles.  This happens in every bar in which they have been installed. Then, Coors says, the next round is on them.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/coors-light-free-beer-bud-light-trolls

Anheuser-Busch Backs Snack Made from Recycled Beer Protein

When you’re drinking your favorite beer, you might not think too much about what happens to the leftovers from the brewing process—namely, the beer protein, which lives in the leftover grains

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/beer-protein-snacks

 

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Trentino, Northern Italy’s Wine Mecca

Trentino, the southern half of the famous Trentino-Alto Adige wine region.

https://vinepair.com/articles/beginners-guide-trentino-italy/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=820935d1a2-MAR_14_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-820935d1a2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-820935d1a2-38937345&mc_cid=820935d1a2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Pops launches Gordon’s Gin-infused popsicles

Adult ice lolly manufacturer Pops has partnered with Diageo to release Gordon’s Gin-infused popsicles.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/03/pops-launches-gordons-gin-infused-popsicles/

Why is Wine So Expensive?

If you’ve ever found yourself standing in the wine aisle gawking at the prices, you may have also found yourself wondering,

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/why-is-wine-so-expensive/?utm_campaign=3%2F14%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Cheap%20v%20Expensive%20Wine%20%28MXjUzq%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

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Cheap vs Expensive Wine Taste Test

https://winefolly.com/episode/cheap-vs-expensive-wine-taste-test/?utm_campaign=3%2F14%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Cheap%20v%20Expensive%20Wine%20%28MXjUzq%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

How to Pair Wine with Prosciutto

When you’re selecting a wine to drink with this silky cured meat, the options can feel as complex as the ham itself.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/13/how-to-pair-wine-prosciutto/

By the glass pours — and what does “dry” really mean?

Dry” is a term on many white wine labels. It is supposed to indicate a lack of sweetness in a wine. But the term is rarely accurate.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/9377733-181/berger-on-wine-by-the

Everything you need to know about corked wine in 2 minutes

Corked wine, also referred to as flawed or tainted wine, is caused by the presence of 2, 4, 6-trichloroanisole, or TCA, a contaminant sometimes found in food and beverages

https://thetakeout.com/what-is-corked-wine-explainer-1833262279

Goodbye to tired old wine customs

Wine lovers often adhere to certain unwritten rules of wine appreciation that are, frankly, idiotic.

https://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20190314/off-vine-goodbye-to-tired-old-wine-customs

The Effects of Mandatory Wine Label Nutritional and Ingredient Information on Purchase Behavior

The wine industry, on the other hand, has been generally opposed to the ideal of mandatory labeling of nutrition and ingredient information on wine.

http://www.academicwino.com/2019/03/nutritional-wine-label-information.html/

These Are 2018’s Official Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies

The Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies, and the Top 50 Overall Brewing Companies.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/official-2018-top-craft-breweries/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=42451ffbbe-MAR_15_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-42451ffbbe-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-42451ffbbe-38937345&mc_cid=42451ffbbe&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Cider App

Angry Orchard Cider, part of the Boston Beer portfolio, is launching an augmented reality (AR) smartphone app called Cider & Food. AR technology typically uses a phone’s camera and screen to superimpose something onto the real world. In this case, looking at a specific Angry Orchard expression will prompt food pairings and recipe suggestions for how best to enjoy the cider—for example, by drinking Angry Orchard Pear to accompany a cheese plate. Users will also be able to take a virtual tour of the brand’s orchard in Walden, New York. Cider & Food is now available as a free download in the Apple Store.

TOP 10 DRINKING MYTHS, LEGENDS AND ANCIENT RITUALS

The world of drinks is full of tall tales, myths and legends. While some are more credible than others, all are intriguing, and offer an insight into the rich history of booze culture, customs and rituals.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/top-10-drinking-myths-legends-and-ancient-rituals/

7 Spectacular Sparkling Wines From One of Italy’s Youngest Growing Regions

Franciacorta has become one of Italy’s leading producers of premium, traditional-method sparkling in the short period since its inception.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/sparkling-wines-franciacorta-italy

Top Israeli Wine Misconceptions Debunked

Although the Middle East is the historic birthplace of wine, there’s still much confusion about offerings from Israel.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/14/top-israel-wine-questions/

The Right Red Wine Temperature Is Cooler Than You Think

If you think the proper red wine temperature is “whatever your thermostat says”…well, it just isn’t

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/red-wine-temperature-cooler-than-you-think

How to Do a Wine Tasting the Right Way

Just like how non-gamers wouldn’t know the first thing about what goes on in a Fortnite game, the majority of us are not privy to wine tasting room etiquette.

https://wogl.radio.com/blogs/how-do-wine-tasting-right-way

Why France is Still the Home of Fine Wine
Despite the competition from wine producers all over the world, France continues to be adored and respected by oenophiles everywhere, producing around 8 billion bottles each year. Here, we’ll look at why France is still the home of fine wine.

https://finewineconcierge.com/why-france-is-still-the-home-of-fine-wine#jDxPIk44uvodhxxo.99

9 Things You Should Know About Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Chateau Ste. Michelle is more than just the largest winery in America’s second-largest wine-producing state.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chateau-ste-michelle-winery-washington-riesling/

4 BLACK-OWNED WINERIES EVERY WINE LOVER SHOULD KNOW

As the weather warms up and the day parties with tastings begin to pour in, here is a list of four Black-owned wineries that every wine lover should add to their collection.

https://aurn.com/4-black-owned-wineries-every-wine-lover-should-know/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 03-18-19

March 18, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

03-18-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

What Kind Of “Wine Drinker” Are You?

The best accessories for beer drinkers

Americans’ drinking habits vary by faith

 

SCREAMING EAGLE RELEASES 2016, BUT 2017 UNLIKELY

Smoke taint from the California wildfires of 2017 has prompted the estate to consider not producing either Screaming Eagle or second wine ‘Second Flight’.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/screaming-eagle-releases-2016-but-2017-unlikely/

 

Tracing the Origin Story of Biodynamic Wine

How the holistic agricultural philosophy caught on with winemakers—and the pioneers who helped popularize it

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/tracing-the-origin-story-of-biodynamic-wine/

 

Does Organic Matter in Wine?

Will making a vineyard organic make my wine taste better?

https://jwilkeswine.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/2-28-2019-organic-sustainable-biodynamic-and-conventional-wine-growing-whats-in-your-glass/

 

NEW PHYLLOXERA OUTBREAK DETECTED IN VICTORIA

A new phylloxera outbreak has been detected within a commercial vineyard in Australia’s Yarra Valley, within a currently designated Phylloxera Risk Zone.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/new-phylloxera-outbreak-detected-in-victoria/

 

PESTICIDE LABELLING ON CONVENTIONAL WINES SHOULD BE ‘MANDATORY’

Pesticides and other artificial chemicals used in conventional winemaking should be listed as ingredients on the end product, according to a French MW leading the charge for a low intervention revolution.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/pesticide-labelling-on-non-organic-wines-should-be-mandatory/

What the Wine Industry Understands About Connecting with Consumers

To better understand how firms succeed by educating consumers, we studied the U.S. wine industry.

https://hbr.org/2019/03/what-the-u-s-wine-industry-understands-about-connecting-with-customers

 

What goes into your glass of wine? The answer isn’t as simple as you think

Federal law allows wineries to add up to 250 chemicals in the winemaking process:

https://wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/what-goes-into-your-glass-of-wine-the-answer-isnt-as-simple-as-you-think

 

The Only Wine You’ll Ever Have to Take on Your Adventures

They have resealable cans. That means that you can keep bugs, dirt, and other not fun things out of your wine while you’re staying active

http://vivaglammagazine.com/the-only-wine-youll-ever-have-to-take-on-your-adventures/

 

Is Wine Gluten-Free?

Beer is generally off-limits on a gluten-free diet—but what about wine?!

https://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-drinks/wine-gluten-free

 

Treasury Wine Estates Launches New 19 Crimes Beers

Treasury Wine Estates has extended its 19 Crimes brand into the beer category. The releases include a Pilsner, an American IPA, and a Lager and will initially launch in Ohio with more states to come by the end of the year. The beers will be packaged in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and will retail for $13. Like the 19 Crimes wine portfolio, the beers will feature Australian convicts on their labels and will use the Living Wine Labels augmented reality app to tell their stories. Last year, the 19 Crimes wine lineup surged 47% to 1.56 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

 

Why is your wine crying? Scientists say shock waves likely play a role

Alcohol content, the pour, and shape of the glass are also factors in wine tears.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/03/why-is-your-wine-crying-scientists-say-shock-waves-likely-play-a-role/

 

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Sherry Wine

Sherry has held certain esteem throughout, wearing its nutty, briny, dried fruit flavors on its shimmering gold sleeves.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/what-is-sherry-wine-beginners-guide/

 

The difference between sparkling wine, prosecco and Champagne

The next time someone asks you if Prosecco is just Champagne, you can school them with your knowledge.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2019/03/05/difference-between-champagne-prosecco-and-sparkling-wine/3005561002/

 

What’s The Gunk in My Wine?

It’s safe to swallow the sediment from the bottom of the bottle, but why would you?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/05/gunk-in-my-wine-sediment/

 

Why You Should Buy a Decanter, but Skip an Aerator

According to one wine expert and enthusiast, at least

https://www.eater.com/2019/3/5/18233201/wine-decanter-aerator-breather-accessories

 

Easy Guide To Calculating Bottles Needed For Your Wine Party

Buying BIG makes more sense if you are serving more than three people at your gathering.

https://www.dailyinfographic.com/easy-guide-calculating-bottles-neeed-wine-party

 

Ste Michelle News

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has partnered with Allrecipes.com to algorithmically pair its wines with recipes on the website. Allrecipes’ technology will classify their recipes to determine which of Ste. Michelle’s wines are best suited to accompany them. When consumers view a certain recipe, the site will display a link to the selected wine pairing to allow them to order the bottle from a store or delivery service. The companies will be able to see users’ locations and proximity to stores and will be able to target advertising and content to encourage further purchases. In a recent interview with SND, Ste. Michelle CEO Jim Mortensen said the multi-year partnership is part of the company’s “emphasis on consumer engagement, particularly in the digital space.”

 

The state of Chardonnay in 2019

Chardonnay continues to be the largest selling varietal by case value and volume on the market

https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/the-state-of-chardonnay-in/article_a569d16e-5902-575d-9dde-c6cdcfce9e6c.html

 

1000 Stories Launches Prospectors’ Proof Cabernet Sauvignon

California Winery Remains at the Forefront of Bourbon Barrel-Aging with Latest Offering

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/03/05/1000-stories-launches-prospectors-proof-cabernet-sauvignon

 

Margaritas rule the U.S. Cocktail Market, But These Major Markets Beg to Differ.

 

Measuring the body’s response to aromas in wine

Researchers are studying people’s physiological reactions to wine aromas

https://www.morningagclips.com/measuringwine/

 

Six Rare Red Wine Grapes You Deserve to Know About

Despite how rare these varietal wines are, they are within reach.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/6-rare-red-wine-grapes-you-deserve-to-know-about/?utm_campaign=03%2F07%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%206%20rare%20grapes%2C%20blends%2C%20digital%20guides%20soft%20launch%20%28KJmXLs%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Wine Blending – Why Certain Grapes Are Blended

We can learn more about modern blends by looking at several classic regions that specialize in wine blending.

https://winefolly.com/review/wine-blending-why-certain-grapes-are-blended/?utm_campaign=03%2F07%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%206%20rare%20grapes%2C%20blends%2C%20digital%20guides%20soft%20launch%20%28KJmXLs%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

The best beer bar in Massachusetts?

Here’s why Armsby Abbey keeps getting awards.

https://www.boston.com/culture/beer/2019/03/06/armsby-abbey-best-beer-bar-massachusetts

 

BEER AND FOOD PAIRING CHART

https://www.ciaprochef.com/beerandfood/pairingbeerandfood/

 

120,000 GALLONS OF MASH SPILLS FROM TANKS AT KENTUCKY DISTILLERY

Sazerac-owned distillery Barton 1792 has reported its second major equipment failure in a year after around 120,000 gallons of mash spilled from tanks this week, injuring two people.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/120000-gallons-of-mash-spills-from-tanks-at-kentucky-distillery/

TOP 10 BOOZE BILLIONAIRES

Every year Forbes publishes its list of the world’s wealthiest individuals – not those that have made millions, but billions – highlighting the movers and shakers of the business world and where they have made their money.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/top-10-booze-billionaires/

My favorite wine switched from corks to screwcaps. Will that impact the quality?

No, the wine is not compromised by a screwcap. In fact, it’s quite possible the producer made the switch to screwcaps to better ensure the quality of the wine. Even though screwcaps used to be associated with inexpensive wines, more and more wineries are switching to them, and not just for the affordable wines.

I understand there can be an emotional connection to wines bottled under cork. But cork brings with it the possibility of cork taint, when a wine becomes contaminated by TCA (the chemical compound 2,4,6-trichloroanisole), which mutes wine’s aromas and flavors and can cause it to smell musty or moldy—what’s referred to as a “corked” wine. To be fair, TCA can also come from barrels or other sources of wood, but eliminating corks is one way to battle the problem. Using screwcaps also eliminates the problems of crumbly or otherwise compromised corks, which can lead to oxidized wines.

I’ve been lucky enough to sit through multiple tastings of wines aged under screwcaps, and the results are great. Wines can age under twist-off tops. In fact, the wines can seem to stay fresher longer.

That’s not to say that corks are bad. The cork industry has invested millions of dollars in improving the quality and consistency of the product over the past decade, and in our own official Wine Spectator blind tastings, we have found that incidences of cork taint are generally on the decline.

Change is hard, and a new closure can feel like a strange adjustment, but I recommend thinking of your wine purchases based on the wine inside, not the way the wine is sealed.

 

Notable First Women in Wine History

These six trailblazers each became “the first” to achieve a high accomplishment in the wine industry.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/06/notable-first-women-in-wine-history/

 

This is the official time of ‘wine o’clock’

America named a glass of wine as their best little treat, with 65 percent voting it to the top of Americans’ top 20 little luxuries.

https://nypost.com/2019/03/06/this-is-the-official-time-of-wine-oclock-says-survey/

 

Understanding That Off-putting Aroma or Taste in Wine

We’ve all experienced some form of adulteration in a glass of wine. While at times off-putting and unsavory, often these anomalies in the expected purity and clarity of such a revered product are harmless.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/understanding-that-off-putting-aroma-or-taste-in-wine/

 

Pabst Blue Ribbon Whiskey Set To Debut This Summer

Pabst Blue Ribbon Whiskey will be an 80-proof (40 percent ABV) “white whiskey” that is “aged five seconds

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/pabst-blue-ribbon-whiskey-set-to-debut-this-summer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5a8559603e-MAR_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5a8559603e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5a8559603e-38937345&mc_cid=5a8559603e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Seven of the Most Popular Pinot Noir Clones, Compared

There are now approximately 1,000 clones of Pinot Noir, the famously fussy, world-renowned grape.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pinot-noir-clones-popular/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5a8559603e-MAR_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5a8559603e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5a8559603e-38937345&mc_cid=5a8559603e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Sensory tests suggest ‘liking’ wines made with native grapes a learned response

Consumer preference or aversion to wines made from native grapes — such as Concord, Niagara and Catawba, which are mostly grown in eastern North America — may depend on early exposure to the fruits’ sweet, ultra “grapey” taste and aroma, according to researchers who conducted sensory tests with wine drinkers in Pennsylvania and California.

https://news.psu.edu/story/561996/2019/03/06/research/sensory-tests-suggest-liking-wines-made-native-grapes-learned

Americans’ drinking habits vary by faith

Half of U.S. adults (51%) who say they attend religious services at least once a month report drinking alcohol in the past 30 days

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/03/06/americans-drinking-habits-vary-by-faith/

How to captivate a wine audience

Today, winemakers don’t just make wine. They must also attend winemaker dinners, where they are expected to deliver a memorable speech about the wine. It’s not easy.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/how-captivate-wine-audience

How globalisation made skin-contact great again

orange wine could almost be seen as a standard-bearer for globalisation.

https://www.themorningclaret.com/2019/planet-orange-globalisation-made-skin-contact-great-again/

Chianti Sale Saves a Piece of History

A looming financial crisis has had a happy ending for a historic Italian cooperative

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/03/chianti-sale-saves-a-piece-of-history

Scores aren’t everything – or are they?

Now, this idea that ‘scores aren’t everything’. Wine writers like to think that, but major retailers still rely on them.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/scores-arent-everything-or-are-they

The Sauvignon Blanc riddle

U.S. wine lovers have taken a definite shine to New Zealand’s major entrant into the world wine scene: cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc.

https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/dan-berger/dan-berger-on-wine-the-sauvignon-blanc-riddle/article_6ba69a81-7433-5d95-b960-e7f6b2833e65.html

Corona is tapping into the non-beer drink trend with 3 tropical lime malt beverages

Corona is branching out beyond beer with a trio of tropical-flavored refreshing booze-spiked beverages.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2019/03/07/corona-joining-sparkling-drink-trend-non-beer-lime-beverages/3029409002/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=bf84a404a8-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-bf84a404a8-36686829

The best accessories for beer drinkers

We’ve rounded up our favorite ways to drink, transport, and enjoy a delicious brew so that you or someone you love drinking with, can enjoy that beer just a little more.

https://www.businessinsider.com/best-beer-accessories

What Kind Of “Wine Drinker” Are You?

Four kinds of nectar-of-the-gods drinkers, each of which develops its passion for wine in a unique and personal way.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/matteoparisi/2019/03/08/what-kind-of-wine-drinker-are-you/#1ff54bc454a9

How long does it take to make a bottle of wine?

The process of turning grapes into wine doesn’t take too long at all—the fermentation process by which yeast turns the sugar in grape juice into alcohol can take as short as a week

https://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/How-Long-Does-It-Take-To-Make-a-Bottle-of-Wine-57676

U.S. Wine Business, Says Two Academic Researchers

For the low end, education doesn’t matter very much…At the high end, storytelling is clearly very important

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/03/09/it-takes-status-to-succeed-in-the-u-s-wine-business-says-two-academic-researchers/#449bf90b3569

Seven tips to buying the perfect wine glass

The world of wine glasses can seem intimidating,

https://newsok.com/article/5624841/marni-jameson-seven-tips-to-buying-the-perfect-wine-glass

 

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Liquor Industry News 03-11-19

March 11, 2019

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Liquor Industry News

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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03-11-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Can Scotch have terroir, like wine?

Is this a good time to douse people in wine?

The New ‘Game of Thrones’ Beer Arrives

 

New Ste Michelle

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has launched Prayers of Sinners & Saints, a new pair of wines. A blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Merlot, Prayers of Sinners is aged in new and once-used barrels for 10-12 months prior to bottling. Prayers of Saints, meanwhile, is a 100% Chardonnay offering that includes 7% “Black Chardonnay”—so-called because the juice is oxidized before fermentation, thus reducing bitterness—and is aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels. Both wines will be available starting in March, retailing at $13 a 750-ml.

Concerns over plans to ‘modernize’ alcohol labels

A trio of consumer groups has criticised the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) over its proposal to “modernise” alcohol labels without making nutritional information mandatory.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/02/concerns-over-plans-to-modernise-alcohol-labels/

SWISS MAN CHARGED $8,000 CORKAGE AT AUSTRALIAN RESTAURANT

A Swiss wine buyer visiting Australia was allegedly charged AUS$8,000 (£4,386) in corkage, having brought eight bottles of his own wine to a restaurant in Melbourne.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/swiss-man-charged-8000-corkage-at-australian-restaurant/

Bud’s Super Bowl Ad Threatens to Derail Beer Alliance

Industry wide campaign to revive beer sales is on the rocks after a fight broke out between brewers

https://www.wsj.com/articles/buds-super-bowl-ad-threatens-to-derail-beer-alliance-11551009600

Did you look forward to last night’s bottle of wine a bit too much?

Women’s relationship with alcohol has become a hot topic.

https://theconversation.com/did-you-look-forward-to-last-nights-bottle-of-wine-a-bit-too-much-ladies-youre-not-alone-109078

 

 

Inside Penfolds’ clinic for testing the health of your Grange

Unique in the wine world, Penfolds Red Wine Re-Corking Clinics allow owners of Penfolds’ hallowed drop to get their bottles of Grange assessed by experts.

https://www.adelaidereview.com.au/food-and-drink/wine/penfolds-grange-clinic/

Inside the Greek wine industry

While times have been tough, with the Greek economy still fragile and unpredictable, the Greek wine sector has been a bright exception.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/inside-greek-wine-industry

Glyphosate pesticide in beer and wine

Test results and future solutions

https://uspirg.org/sites/pirg/files/reports/WEB_USP_Glyphosate-pesticide-beer-and-wine_REPORT_022619.pdf

The Wines of Portugal (Organized by Region)

Here is a great overview of everything you need to get started with Portuguese wine.

https://winefolly.com/review/what-wines-to-drink-from-portugal-by-region/

Old Vines That Still Make Great Wine

A celebration of distinct old-vine vineyards from the New World and Old World, plus the magnificent wines they yield.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/02/25/old-vines-great-wine/

This Wine Straw Lets You Drink Directly From The Bottle

For all the wine lovers out there!

https://www.simplemost.com/this-wine-straw-lets-you-drink-directly-from-the-bottle/

Film Series Brings Wine Business Icons into the Classroom

Leadership Interview Series Examines Decision-making in Building Leading Global Brands

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/film-series-brings-wine-business-icons-into-the-classroom-300801396.html

The Best Hangover Relief, Preferred by Doctors and Celebrities, Is 99.9% Perfect

To stick a needle in your arm and pump yourself with fluid seems outrageous, but, honest to God, it works

https://vinepair.com/articles/iv-best-hangover-cure/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ba10eea6d6-FEB_26_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ba10eea6d6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ba10eea6d6-38937345&mc_cid=ba10eea6d6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

11 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GLENFIDDICH SCOTCH WHISKY

Glenfiddich is the world’s leading single malt whisky distiller and sold 1.22 million 9-liter cases in 2017 alone.

https://vinepair.com/articles/glenfiddich-scotch-whisky-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ba10eea6d6-FEB_26_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ba10eea6d6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ba10eea6d6-38937345&mc_cid=ba10eea6d6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Science of Bubbles in Wine

Examining the effervescence in sparkling wine and its influence on mouthfeel, flavor, and aroma

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-bubbles-in-wine/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=70237653&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-92O5Hkr0U-99rVdsscDattgwqkpq86Tw_Yx91lFHYEd3K3uPwit85oTXRDJ9s7XNHsBBWyAzKvtr75ap3M9GvmpYe2W4y_0r_Hm5Y85mg00NK0ShU&_hsmi=70237587

Finding the right wine expert to help you select your next bottle

To what extent do wine experts agree in their evaluation of wines? Does it matter where the expert lives and how they were trained?

https://theconversation.com/finding-the-right-wine-expert-to-help-you-select-your-next-bottle-112483

Handwritten Fonts on Menus Can Make Food Seem Healthier, Says Study

The way a restaurant’s menu can impact your dining experience might be more significant than you think.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/handwritten-menus-healthy-study

Mapping Italy’s Vineyards – The Groundbreaking Work of Alessandro Masnaghetti

If you’re a wine lover, I think that a love of maps in inherent in your discipline. No doubt then that you would find the maps of Alessandro Masnaghetti from Italy as truly stunning

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomhyland/2019/02/26/mapping-italys-vineyards-the-groundbreaking-work-of-alessandro-masnaghetti/#14e563c53b25

Natural Light Dropped A Strawberry Lemonade Beer That’s Made For People Who Don’t Actually Like Beer

It’s a light lager brewed with strawberry lemonade flavor

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a26516992/natural-light-strawberry-lemonade-naturdays-beer/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=d3f835d64d-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-d3f835d64d-36686829

New Bread And Butter Wine

WX Brands has expanded its Bread & Butter Wines brand with the addition of a rosé. The inaugural 2018 vintage is a Grenache-based blend from California that will retail for $16. It joins Bread & Butter’s existing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon offerings. Bread & Butter Rosé is now available in select markets and will roll out nationally later this year. Bread & Butter has enjoyed strong progress in the U.S. recently, with depletions leaping 60% to above 300,000 cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

There’s a beer that tastes just like Lucky Charms

Smartmouth Brewing Company has a limited supply of its Saturday Morning IPA brewed with cereal marshmallows at its Norfolk, Va., brewery

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/theres-a-beer-that-tastes-just-like-lucky-charms-2019-02-26

What’s Brewing? Will the craft beer bubble ever pop?

Some people are concerned the growth is reminiscent of the housing market that suddenly crashed in 2007. Is there such thing as a craft beer “bubble” and, if so, will it pop?

https://triblive.com/features/food-drink/too-much-of-a-good-thing-will-the-craft-beer-bubble-ever-pop/

3 European Wine Regions Producing High-Quality Pinot Noir

The benchmark for Pinot Noir, Burgundy reigns supreme. But viable alternatives exist in a few European wine regions.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellewilliams/2019/02/27/three-regions-producing-killer-pinot-noir/#520754ec25bb

Flat wine bottles could cut costs and emissions, says firm

Case big enough for four round glass bottles can hold 10 letterbox-sized plastic ones

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/feb/27/flat-wine-bottles-could-cut-costs-and-emissions-says-firm

A Beginner’s Guide to the Wines of Veneto

Italy’s Veneto diversity goes well beyond Prosecco and Pinot Grigio. Learn about the wines of Valpolicella, Soave and Bardolino.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/02/26/beginners-guide-wines-veneto/

Waxing philosophical on wax and wine

The capsule today is largely an advertising gimmick/opportunity

https://www.reporternews.com/story/life/2019/02/26/gus-clemens-waxing-philosophical-wax-and-wine/2905917002/

Sour IPAs Manage to Be Both Complicated and Crowd-Pleasing

The tart, hoppy brews are made with the softest malts, the trendiest hops, and the most luscious fruit purées.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sour-ipa-guide-hudson/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=19d8755a2b-FEB_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-19d8755a2b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-19d8755a2b-38937345&mc_cid=19d8755a2b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Ultimate Guide to Beer Glass Types

The number of potential options is far too many to list, but we’ll take you through a quick guide for some of the best glasses for beer.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/beer-glasses-types/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=bdc67ca5dc-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-bdc67ca5dc-36686829

 

Losing the Prosecco name would be ‘catastrophic’

The Australian Government is currently conducting free trade negotiations with the European Union (EU) and arguments are being had over whether Prosecco is a geographical indicator (GI), like Champagne, or a grape variety.

https://www.theshout.com.au/news/losing-the-prosecco-name-would-be-catastrophic/

Millennials are not killing the wine industry. We are.

Sometimes the wine industry can turn into its own worst enemy. Why do we care so much about how people hold their wine glass?

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/millennials-killing-wine-industry-we-leandro-cabrini/

 

Love the taste of whiskey? Thank an oak tree

Historically the wooden barrel has been the world’s most important shipping container, only comparable to today’s large iron shipping containers, the holding vessels of our globalized consumer society.

https://www.popsci.com/tree-barrel-whiskey-distillery

 

How to prune grapevines

Understanding growth, fruiting characteristics of grapevine helps simplify pruning process

https://www.morningagclips.com/how-to-prune-grapevines/

 

The New ‘Game of Thrones’ Beer Arrives Just in Time for the Final Season

For a long time now, Brewery Ommegang has been making official Game of Thrones beers. Often, they’re far more clever than you’d expect

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/game-of-thrones-beer-ommegang-season-8

 

Smirnoff: a brand history

The original vision behind the brand was to take the highest­-quality vodka the Czars had access to and bring it to the masses,

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/02/smirnoff-a-brand-history/

 

Is There Such Thing as Good Cabernet Under $20?

It’s the ultimate question.

We Have All Three In Stock!

https://winefolly.com/episode/grocery-store-wine-showdown-cabernet-under-20/?utm_campaign=2%2F28%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Cabs%20Under%2020%2C%20WAwine%2C%20Wine%20Blends%20%28NuxAsJ%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Gigantic Floods Made Washington Wine Country

Washington wines are famous for bold fruit, zesty acidity and balanced tannins, but why?

https://winefolly.com/review/gigantic-floods-made-washingtons-wine/?utm_campaign=2%2F28%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Cabs%20Under%2020%2C%20WAwine%2C%20Wine%20Blends%20%28NuxAsJ%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Can Georgian wine win over global drinkers?

The former Soviet state of Georgia is considered to be the birthplace of winemaking. But as it aims to boost exports around the world, will its unique wines be too challenging for most drinkers?

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47363702

 

This Is Why Wine Is So Expensive in Restaurants

Wine prices double the moment you walk through a restaurant’s door. Here are the restaurants have the highest markups and how to find a decent value.

https://www.rd.com/food/fun/why-restaurant-wine-so-expensive/

 

ACTRESS SARAH JESSICA PARKER TO LAUNCH WINE RANGE

American actress Sarah Jessica Parker, famous for playing Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, is launching a wine range in collaboration with New Zealand winery Invivo.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/actress-sarah-jessica-parker-to-launch-wine-range/?fbclid=IwAR2WAt9YN3P4lFB7if4EHBnl2FUtNUdKu1oet18y-r3iO6mguOZGEnwzlfs

ORGANIC VS. NATURAL WINE: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

ORGANIC AND NATURAL WINES ARE ALL THE RAGE THESE DAYS—BUT WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM AND WHY SHOULD WE CARE?

https://www.newsweek.com/organic-vs-natural-wine-1346501

New Ready To Drink Item

Russian Standard vodka is launching its ready-to-drink Moscow Mule nationwide. Clocking in at 8% abv, the canned cocktail is made with natural flavors and packaged in a 12-ounce copper-colored can, in a nod to the traditional Moscow Mule mug. The Russian Standard Moscow Mule is retail priced at $15 a 4-pack of cans. Roust Americas, the U.S. subsidiary of Russian Standard producer Roust Group, handles the brand stateside.

 

THE 15 BEST VODKAS FOR EVERY BUDGET

As with any spirit, there is diversity within the category. Certain vodkas are light and crisp, others are round and viscous, and some smell alarmingly like nail polish remover.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-vodkas-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6b90ab2c41-MAR_1_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6b90ab2c41-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6b90ab2c41-38937345&mc_cid=6b90ab2c41&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Is this a good time to douse people in wine? A helpful guide

A guide as to when it might be appropriate to douse people in wine. Are you currently in any of the following situations?

https://thetakeout.com/oscars-rami-malek-champagne-party-academy-awards-1832934503

 

 

Can Scotch have terroir, like wine? Breaking down effects of grain, water, peat and barrels

The flavor of place, or terroir, comes up frequently in discussions of wine. But how to talk sensibly about terroir in whisky?

https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-drink-scotch-whisky-terroir-0301-story.html

 

Cariñena: Spain’s Home of Garnacha

D.O.P. Cariñena was named by Wine Enthusiast as a region to watch in 2016 – and for good reason. The food-friendly wines from this historic region feature great value and intense flavors.

https://www.winemag.com/carinena-spains-home-of-garnacha/?utm_campaign=2318725_Carinena%20Dedicated%20%28March%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Trade%2FBeverage%20Business%20Enthusiast&dm_i=28KR,1DP51,74ID5P,4JHZK,1

 

Pairing Snacks and Wine

Whether you prefer red or white—or even Champagne—there’s a bottle to uncork that will play just as nice with your snacks as it might with a steak.

http://www.minnesotamonthly.com/Blogs/Taste-Blog/Pairing-Snacks-and-Wine/

 

Did you know? What exactly goes into a bottle of French wine (apart from grapes)

Wine producers in France don’t have to label all the ingredients included in their product so we’ve looked at what your bottle of wine really contains (other than grapes). WARNING this article might put you off wine.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20190301/did-you-know-theres-more-than-just-grapes-in-that-bottle-of-french-wine

 

Tempranillo: workhouse wine or thoroughbred tipple?

Both the cheapest and most expensive wines in Spain are made from the same grape variety: tempranillo.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/tempranillo-workhouse-wine-or-thoroughbred-tipple-1.3801543

Grilled Steak and Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing

The flavors of this tender cut of steak covered in a homemade salsa verde are ideal for enjoying with a rich Cabernet.

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/grilled-steak-cabernet-sauvignon-pairing/

 

The Danger of Biased Drinking Studies

A recent report on the effects of drinking raises some questions – about the people behind it.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/03/the-danger-of-biased-drinking-studies

 

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Liquor Industry News 03-04-19

March 4, 2019

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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03-04-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

What Does the Future Hold for CBD Beer?

What Type of Wine Drinker Are You?

U.S. – Top 10 Super-Premium Bourbon Brands

 

9 Surprising Facts About Rosé

Not all rosés are created equal—some aren’t even created with the same grapes.

https://www.vogue.com/article/surprising-facts-about-rose

 

LEADING CANNABIS COMPANIES—Revenues and Updated Share Prices

6 Common Flower Aromas in Wine

See the six major flower aromas in wine and in what wines they are found. Learning the major flower aromas will help you discover all the awesome nuances in wine.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/common-flower-aromas-in-wine/

PSYCHOLOGISTS HIRED TO COACH FRENCH SOMMELIER TO VICTORY

The Union of French Sommeliers has hired a team of psychologists, drama teachers and sports coaches to help French sommelier David Biraud win the World’s Best Sommelier competition for the first time in 19 years.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/psychologists-hired-to-coach-french-sommelier-to-victory/

IS THERE A LINK BETWEEN BRAIN SIZE AND LIKING TONIC WATER?

A new study by the University of Queensland has uncovered a link between taste perception and brain size, revealing that bitterness is perceived as less intense by those with larger brains.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/is-there-a-link-between-brain-size-and-liking-tonic-water/

ONE U.S. PRESIDENT THREW THE RAGER OF THE CENTURY

Andrew Jackson is responsible for an inauguration party that pretty much destroyed the White House.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/when-a-president-throws-a-rager/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ec9242cae1-Feb_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ec9242cae1-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ec9242cae1-38937345&mc_cid=ec9242cae1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Do men and women assign different wine scores?

The study, by US financial analyst Jeff Bodington, in conjunction with the University of Lisbon, concludes that men and women assign much the same ratings to the same wines.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/do-men-and-women-assign-different-wine-scores

How Italy has beaten France to be No 1 on UK’s wine list for first time

For some time Italy has been threatening France’s dominant position as the UK’s favourite country when ordering wine in restaurants and bars.

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/italy-beats-france-for-first-time-as-uks-number-one-country-on-a-wine-list/

America’s Fraudulent Organics Industry: 40% of All Organic Food Tested Positive for Prohibited Pesticides

This is an outrage, but the USDA shows no signs of deviating from business as usual

http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/americas-fraudulent-organics-industry-40-of-all-organic-food-tested-positive-for-prohibited-pesticides/?fbclid=IwAR1Do6tS22JMz-YmkTY0V5XO3oVOF26Fn8A9R1l5k6uI55Gdh2t6nlQ14gM

What’s in a Name? AVA Overload

Winemakers in the US and elsewhere are lining up to get the region in which they grow their grapes officially recognized.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/02/whats-in-a-name-ava-overload

6 Reasons Why To Become A Wine Tourist

Wine tour have become so popular symposiums have developed

https://fwtmagazine.com/2019/02/15/6-reasons-to-be-a-wine-tourist/

How to Decode a Wordy Wine Label

What does ‘Hand Selected Lots’ mean, anyway?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-decode-a-wordy-wine-label-11550176401?redirect=amp

Will Rioja Wine Increase Its Market Share?

The Rioja wine region of northeast Spain unveiled its new geographic indications and buzzy new marketing campaign

https://www.forbes.com/sites/theworldwineguys/2019/02/15/will-riojas-new-marketing-campaign-and-geographic-indications-increase-market-share/#7c57c3623a5f

Vegetarian wine website launches

A new website has launched offering over 1,000 different types of wine for vegetarians, of which most are vegan friendly too.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/24813/Vegetarian_wine_website_launches.html

What You Need To Know About Natural Wine & Why You Should Try It

Flavoursome and exciting, natural wine is the artisanal alternative that is steadily becoming more mainstream

http://www.viva.co.nz/article/food-drink/natural-wine-need-to-know/?utm_source=nzherald.co.nz&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=nzh_box

The Rise of Low-Calorie, Low-Carb Craft Beer

Brewers discuss the increasing consumer demand for “light” beers in the craft segment

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-rise-of-low-calorie-low-carb-craft-beer/

PROSECCO LOLLIPOPS ARE THE BOOZY TREAT YOU NEED

While their products are currently only available in U.K. stores, Smith and Sinclair apparently delivers to “every corner of the world.” The Double Dipper retails for (roughly) $11.50 a pop, plus $15 postage and packaging.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/prosecco-lollipops-are-the-boozy-treat-you-need/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6a35561367-Feb_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6a35561367-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6a35561367-38937345&mc_cid=6a35561367&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

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

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

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/classic-pinot-noir-0

TIM HANNI MW: FOOD AND WINE PAIRING IS BULLSH*T

While food and wine matching is one of the most important roles of the sommelier, Master of Wine Tim Hanni has dismissed the concept as “bullsh*t”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/tim-hanni-mw-food-and-wine-pairing-is-bullsht/

This Winery In Germany Lets You Stay Overnight In A Wine Barrel

You can sleep in actual wine barrels that once produced wine for the region.

https://www.simplemost.com/german-winery-lets-you-sleep-in-wine-barrel/

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EIGHT PLACES WHERE YOU CAN SPEND THE NIGHT IN A WINE BARREL

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/eight-places-where-you-can-spend-the-night-in-a-wine-barrel/

First time going wine-tasting? 11 things to keep in mind

Wine-tasting in and of itself really is as basic as it sounds. But still, if you’ve never gone before, it’s understandable that you might have some questions.

https://www.clickorlando.com/news/first-time-going-wine-tasting-11-things-to-keep-in-mind

Was Burgundy the only wine region impacted by Napoleonic Code?

Let me start with a quick history lesson for those who aren’t familiar with the Napoleonic Code and how it shaped the wine regions of Europe. Most French land, including vineyards, was in the hands of the Catholic Church or the nobility prior to the French Revolution, which resulted in the confiscation of much of the land belonging to those institutions. Most of the vineyards were divided up and sold off. The Napoleonic Code of the early 1800s, which spread well beyond the modern-day boundaries of France under Napoleon’s French Empire, required landowners to divide their holdings equally among their heirs. So generation after generation, the land was further subdivided.

Why does this matter to wine? It’s one explanation for how complicated Burgundy has become. For example, the grand cru vineyard Clos de Vougeot, which was owned by the Cistercian monks until the late 18th century. It’s now broken up into more than 80 individually owned parcels, some comprising just a few rows of vines.

This practice happened all over, but not every region went the way of Burgundy. Some Bordeaux châteaus were owned by wealthy families, who decided to eliminate the issue of heirs by incorporating their estates. They developed a system of shareholders for their estates, and shareholders weren’t subject to the same succession laws. As a result, many Bordeaux châteaus remain large and have even grown over time.

The Napoleonic Code took its toll on other wine regions around France (and in Germany). But some properties were pieced together with trusts and other shareholder-type systems. There is a lot of emphasis on the Burgundy’s history vineyards, which is why the Napoleonic Code is most often cited in reference to Burgundy, but if you look carefully, you’ll find evidence of it’s influence elsewhere.

Are you red, white or rosé? Wine not take this quiz to find out?

. When it comes to wine, there are so many options, but when it comes to your personality, there’s only one match. In just six questions, this quiz will reveal that perfect pairing!

https://www.circa.com/story/2019/02/18/food-drink/alcohol/are-you-red-white-or-rose-wine-not-take-this-quiz-to-find-out

How to Pair Wine with Macarons

Both sweets and wine contain sugar but they are not enemies that must be separated, as long as one doesn’t overwhelm the taste of the other.

https://frenchly.us/how-to-pair-wine-with-macarons/

U.S. – Top 10 Super-Premium Bourbon Brands

How that “wine influencer” might very well be a fraud

The principle is based upon the fact that product ads don’t really work anymore and this “genuine authority” offhandedly mentioning your product will lead to their followers putting faith in the product.

https://www.hudin.com/how-that-wine-influencer-might-very-well-be-a-fraud/?mc_cid=0091cf63bf&mc_eid=c2112a6266&fbclid=IwAR2RbPYBBz2mqU8TTZMkQALUVxDzTZjhKpejVWji30mxDbYMokGnwIPaweA

Who Is King Of Sauvignon Blanc, France Or New Zealand?

We talked to one of the experts in the field to find out if this grape can make great wines and who, then, is the leader of the pack.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2019/02/18/who-is-king-of-sauvignon-blanc-france-or-new-zealand/#48bea445146a

Rules For Legal, Wine-Focused Social Media Posts Are Changing

The legal regulations for social media posts in the wine industry have long been quite rigid.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2019/02/19/rules-for-legal-wine-focused-social-media-posts-are-changing/#203663256c4e

RI lawmakers to consider allowing direct wine shipments

Shipments to eligible individuals would be limited to up to 24 nine-liter cases of wine each year, for personal use only.

https://www.wpri.com/politics/ri-lawmakers-to-consider-allowing-direct-wine-shipments/1793737767

Piedmont’s treasure of lesser-known native grape varieties

Piedmont has a wealth of little-known traditional varieties. Time to discover them!

https://www.bkwine.com/features/grape-varieties/piedmonts-treasure-unknown-native-grape-varieties/

CHAMPAGNE GUNS

The Bubbly Blaster attaches to any [C]hampagne bottle, turning it into a long-lasting champers cannon!

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/bubbly-blaster-champagne-gun/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=405442fc7c-Feb_20_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-405442fc7c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-405442fc7c-38937345&mc_cid=405442fc7c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

13 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT COORS LIGHT

Coors Light is the second-best-selling beer in the U.S., shipping 16.5 million barrels in 2017.

https://vinepair.com/articles/coors-light-lager-alcohol-beer/

US CANNABIS DRINKS SALES SET TO PASS $1 BILLION BY 2023

The cannabis drinks sales in the US are set to pass the $1billion mark within four years, a new report has claimed, as loosening regulation attracts greater innovation and investment.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/us-cannabis-drinks-category-set-to-pass-1-billion-by-2023/

CHAMPAGNE AGED IN GOLD SET FOR RELEASE IN 2021

In two years from now, Champagne Leclerc Briant will launch the world’s first ever fizz – or indeed any drink – that has been fermented and aged in a gold barrel.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/champagne-aged-in-gold-set-for-release-in-2021/

The little-known Mexican wine region taking on the world

The little-known Mexican wine region taking on the world

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/central-america/mexico/articles/the-little-known-mexican-wine-region-taking-on-the-world/

An entire California wine appellation is on the market for $3.3 million

In a remote canyon valley rimmed with oak-dotted rolling hills two hours north of San Francisco, Cole Ranch is the country’s smallest wine appellation

https://www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/Cole-Ranch-for-sale-smallest-appellation-Ukiah-13628444.php

TOTES AMAZE: DOUBLE POUR WINE HANDBAG LAUNCHED

A handbag made from ‘vegan’ Tuscan leather that can store and pour two different bottles of wine from an insulated pocket has gone on sale for US$89.95.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/totes-amaze-double-pour-wine-handbag-launched/

Wine Color – Complete Visual Guide

Your complete and detailed infographic guide and explanations to the color of wine.

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/12/08/wine-color-complete-visual-guide/

What Does the Future Hold for CBD Beer?

While some of the studies surrounding CBD are promising, the fact that research on cannabis has been restricted for decades means there oftentimes isn’t a lot of conclusive evidence to back these up.

https://oct.co/essays/future-of-cbd-beer?utm_source=oct_nl_dek&mc_cid=002d906fdc&mc_eid=00cc7421f2

5 REASONS TO GET TO KNOW CAVIT

Cavit is best known for its Pinot Grigio — celebrated as the No. 1 Italian wine in the U.S.

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-reasons-to-get-to-know-cavit/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b7a3d3ce13-Feb_21_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b7a3d3ce13-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b7a3d3ce13-38937345&mc_cid=b7a3d3ce13&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What Type of Wine Drinker Are You?

Let’s forget appellations, residual sugar levels, and the Prädikat system for a minute and talk about something super important: you. Who are you?

https://winefolly.com/update/what-type-of-wine-drinker-are-you/?_ke=eyjrbf9lbwfpbci6icjmcmfua2xpbmxpcxvvcnnadmvyaxpvbi5uzxqilcaia2xfy29tcgfuev9pzci6icjrze5znhkifq%3d%3d

Madeira

Oxidized, fortified dessert wines from the Island of Madeira ranging in style from off-dry to sweet. Wines are incredibly stable and are known to age over 100 years.

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

The final “nutrition and ingredient labels for wine are a good thing” post

One more study shows consumers use ingredient labels and that it influences what we buy

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/the-final-nutrition-and-ingredient-labels-for-wine-are-a-good-thing-post/

Wine Education Classes: In Person vs. Self-Study

Honestly, there’s no one size fits all for wine education.  It all depends on what you want to get out of the course – and how you, personally, study best.

https://outwines.blog/2019/02/04/wine-education-classes-in-person-vs-self-study/

WHY A GRAPE TURNS INTO A FIREBALL IN A MICROWAVE

THE INTERNET IS full of videos of thoughtful people setting things on fire. Here’s a perennial favorite

https://www.wired.com/story/why-a-grape-turns-into-a-fireball-in-a-microwave/

Are bourbon-barrel finished wines a trendy gimmick or legit category?

Bourbon-barrel wines particularly are aimed at the millennial male market with their bold, ripe wine flavors loaded with vanilla, caramel, candied fruit, extreme oak toast notes

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/columnists/gus-clemens/2019/02/21/bourbon-barrel-wines-trendy-gimmick-legit-gus-clemens/2721786002/

Is Wine by the Glass Dead?

As $18 pours become the new norm, drinkers are left wondering whether ordering by the glass makes sense anymore.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/is-wine-by-the-glass-dead-frenchette-nopa/

Which Wine Container Is Better — Bottle or Box?

Which is the better wine delivery method: in a bottle or in a box?

https://earth911.com/business-policy/which-wine-container-is-better-bottle-or-box/

‘Organic’ wine: is it worth the label it’s printed on?

Most of us automatically think that organic wine is more natural, and in some ways it is

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/organic-wine-is-it-worth-the-label-it-s-printed-on-1.3794086

 

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Liquor Industry News 02-25-19

February 25, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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02-25-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Is wine a good mouthwash?

THE 30 BEST TEQUILAS FOR EVERY BUDGET

Here’s What a Case of Beer Costs in Every U.S. State

 

THE STICKY TRUTH ABOUT BUD LIGHT, MILLER LITE, AND CORN SYRUP

The campaign has consumers confused, competitors pissed, and corn farmers sorely disappointed

https://vinepair.com/articles/hop-take-bud-light-miller-coors-corntroversy/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=358dd7ae3d-Feb_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-358dd7ae3d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-358dd7ae3d-38937345&mc_cid=358dd7ae3d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Kentucky distillery numbers triple in a decade

The number of distilleries in Kentucky has more than tripled in 10 years, with Bourbon production contributing US$8.6 billion to the state’s economy annually, according to a recent report.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/02/kentucky-distillery-numbers-triple-in-a-decade/

IF I WANT TO CHILL A BOTTLE OF WINE QUICKLY IN MY FREEZER, WILL IT DAMAGE THE WINE?

Many of us have been in this situation. You have a warm bottle and you want to cool it quickly so you can drink it.

While I am a much bigger proponent of making an ice bath with water, ice, and salt, if you’re in a pinch and need to use your freezer, the wine should be fine. Just don’t forget about it. I find 30 minutes in the freezer does the trick.

If you walk away and forget about the wine for a few hours, what’s inside a frozen bottle will indeed be damaged. Freezing wine causes its fruit notes to disappear, even after it has thawed. It will accentuate flavors that many would consider bitter, including that astringent, alcohol taste. And if you leave the wine in the freezer for an even longer time, you risk it also becoming oxidized or getting freezer burn.

Suffice it to say, if you use your freezer to quickly cool that bottle, do not forget about it!

Three Finger Jack

Delicato Family Wines has launched Three Finger Jack East Side Ridge, a new Cabernet Sauvignon. Retailing at $22 750-ml., Three Finger Jack is sourced from vineyards on the east side of Lodi, with its name referencing a legendary outlaw who roamed the Sierra Foothills of California during the Gold Rush. Three Finger Jack East Side Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon is rolling out nationally.

 

Mnt Difficulty Sold

Foley Family Wines has acquired New Zealand’s Mt. Difficulty wine estate for NZ$52 million ($35m). According to the Otago Daily Times, the purchase includes just under 200 hectares (494 acres) of land in New Zealand’s Central Otago region, where the winery produces Pinot Noir, Riesling, and other varietals. The initial price was NZ$55 million ($23.6m) though the price was dropped after Foley committed to NZ$3 million ($2m) in expansion and investment. The purchase was first proposed in late 2017, but did not receive Overseas Investment Office approval until recently.

Using Half Bottles to Drive Sales

How sommeliers are using the 375-milliliter format to enhance guests’ experience and increase revenue

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/using-half-bottles-to-drive-sales/

The Wines You Should Buy in 2019, According to Critic Robert Parker

We’re living in a Golden Age of wine. Let’s raise a glass to the good stuff.

https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/robert-parkers-wine-picks-for-2841012/

Madeira’s Role in the Declaration of Independence

Delving into the history of Madeira and its place in the founding of America.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/219358/madeira-wine-history/

Trouble could be brewing at the MA State House for beer gardens

The local beer biz is buzzing right now over a bill filed on behalf of the restaurant industry to crack down on beer gardens.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/02/11/trouble-could-brewing-state-house-for-beer-gardens/m5aBWCtnXg6Pvv8IJPOeuI/story.html

Here’s What a Case of Beer Costs in Every U.S. State

Beer distribution is a weird animal. Not only do the same beers cost different amounts in each state, there are tons of beers you’ll have to cross state lines to dig up.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/cost-of-case-of-beer-in-every-state-2019

‘Rage Yoga’ Uses Beer, Cursing To Release Stress

Its not the typical yoga workout that you would imagine. “We actually take beer breaks during the class,”

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/02/11/rage-yoga-beer-cursing-release-stress/

Does Formal Wine Training Matter?

In winemaking, many have succeeded by learning on the job, without an additional degree in enology and viticulture.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/02/11/does-formal-wine-training-matter/

 

Your Quick Guide to New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Learn where the majority of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc comes from and the bottles that express the country’s unique terroir.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/02/11/quick-guide-to-new-zealand-sauvignon-blanc/

 

This Is the Best Red Wine to Pair with Steak

When you think of steak, you probably think of red wine. It’s the most classic pairing for the meat, and for good reason — it’s bold enough to hold up to every rich bite. What kind of red wine, though?

https://www.thekitchn.com/the-best-wine-to-pair-with-steak-265969

 

Stoli Launches Gator Bite, A Line Of Rum-Based Liqueurs

Stoli Group USA is introducing a new brand of rum-based liqueurs called Gator Bite. Launching first in Florida ahead of a national rollout, Gator Bite will include Satsuma- and coffee-flavored liqueurs retailing at $17 a 750-ml. and $20 a 1-liter. The Satsuma offering was previously marketed under Stoli’s Bayou rum range, and has enjoyed solid progress both as a mixer and shot, according to Lauren Ryan, vice president of marketing at Stoli Group USA. Ryan added that Stoli opted to launch the new Gator Bite range as its own separate brand as Bayou rum rebrands to become “a more premium, craft offering focused on its Louisiana roots.”

 

 

The Legalities of Hosting a Drink Event

Lawyers and event planners share tips for reducing the risk of alcohol-related accidents and limiting liability

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-legalities-of-hosting-a-drink-event/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=69798549&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–EKtbSYgaL6k9lymFSRXsrDibY-QCqj1GMcwEuwc3Hay6soxvKHxWjvi4OGaBcV0LY1CK0o0UfuAhHVkwS3eNOXLbQ7L36BdOUrNxQ0T8xVBT2Yvg&_hsmi=69798653

France Maintains its Wine Crown

Despite all the challenges facing the French wine industry, producers there have one reason to be cheerful at least – their wines are still the most popular on the planet.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/02/france-maintains-its-wine-crown

AMERICA’S TOP BEER-DRINKING HOLIDAYS, RANKED

Do most Americans drink beer at home on certain occasions, like Super Bowl Sunday? What about long weekends? Are there certain days or nights of the year when most of us go out and drop cash in bars and restaurants?

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-beer-holidays-rank-chart/

AMERICA’S TOP IMPORTED WINES OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS

Want to see how your favorite wine brands stack up? We charted data from the American Association of Wine Economists to compare three decades of wine imports.

https://vinepair.com/articles/top-wine-import-riunite-yellow-tail/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=63a63e66b0-Feb_13_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-63a63e66b0-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-63a63e66b0-38937345&mc_cid=63a63e66b0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Here’s why cabs aren’t being aged

Aging wine placed faith in balanced winemaking. But cabernet has changed to a softer, less age-worthy wine. Also, today’s instant-gratification crowd has little patience.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/9272224-181/berger-on-wine-heres-why

Is Red Wine Triggering Your Migraines?

New research sheds light on the complicated relationship between migraine headaches and alcohol

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Is-Red-Wine-Triggering-Your-Migraines

A Beginner’s Guide to Wines from Italy’s Piedmont

Famous for being the home of Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and Moscato d’Asti, there are many other wines from Italy’s Piedmont that shouldnt be overlooked.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/02/12/beginners-guide-wines-from-italys-piedmont/

Champagne vs. Cava (How To Save Money & Drink Better)

For those who love sparkling wines, you’re not going to want to miss this.

https://winefolly.com/episode/champagne-vs-cava-save-money-drink-better/

New Crown Royal Flavor

Crown Royal will launch a new Peach flavored whisky next month. At 35% abv, the limited edition Crown Royal Peach is recommended for drinking on the rocks or mixed with iced tea and will roll out nationally at $25 a 750-ml. Crown Royal, owned by Diageo, has seen flavored whiskies like its Regal Apple and Salted Caramel expressions boost growth lately. Overall, the brand’s net sales grew 4% in the U.S. in the company’s fiscal first half ended in December.

Can Beer Be Sexy?

There’s a reason we don’t equate beer with romance in the way we do Champagne or red wine, and it basically amounts to capitalism.

https://oct.co/essays/can-beer-be-sexy?utm_source=oct_nl_dek&mc_cid=c6141067f9&mc_eid=00cc7421f2

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING IS ‘A WASTE OF TIME’ IN ASIA

The concept of food and wine pairing in Asia is “a waste of time” due to the banqueting culture there, according to Hong Kong based Master of Wine Sarah Heller.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/food-and-wine-pairing-is-a-waste-of-time-in-asia/

Does Soaking in a Tub of Wine Really Do Anything?

May I present to you the three stages of a red wine soak

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/February-2019/Does-Soaking-in-a-Tub-of-Wine-Really-Do-Anything/

Vinsent’s New App Uses Blockchain to Disrupt Old-School Wine Purchasing

Users can log onto Vinsent’s app and select their preferred wine color, attributes (vegan, organic, etc.), country of origin, and budget. The app then gives them a selection of curated wines and descriptions, which users can select to add to their “cellar.” After the wine is bottled, it’s shipped directly to the buyer’s doorstep.

https://thespoon.tech/vinsents-new-app-uses-blockchain-to-disrupt-old-school-wine-purchasing/

Why produce organic wine?

For a growing number of wine producers, organic is not just a expanding market to tap into: it’s a fundamental philosophy of their business and a necessity for the longevity of their enterprise and land.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/02/06/Why-producers-are-turning-to-organic-wine?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright

Exploring Dry Wines from Classically Sweet Regions

Wine professionals discuss the emergence of dry wines in the Douro Valley, Tokaj, Sauternes, and Pantelleria

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/exploring-dry-wines-from-classically-sweet-regions/

Does a Glass of Wine Before Bed Help You Sleep?

Here’s What Science Has to Say

https://www.purewow.com/news/wine-before-bed-bad-idea

Exploring the Perception vs. Reality of Sweet and Dry Wines

Oh, I hear you trying to convince me of a particular varietal or style you’re drinking, but I know what you’re buying – and enjoying.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/exploring-the-perception-vs-reality-of-sweet-and-dry-wines/

New bill may allow underage students taste wine outside of classroom

An important bill for viticulture and enology students now includes allowing underage students in the major to drink at wineries.

https://dailyevergreen.com/48645/news/new-bill-may-allow-underage-students-taste-wine-outside-of-classroom/

Very Good Dogs Sniff Out TCA Taint, Rescue Wine

Cork taint is going to the dogs—literally. Chile-based cooperage

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Good-Dogs-Sniff-TCA-Cork-Taint-Natinga-Unfiltered

CARBON PRODUCED BY WINEMAKING ‘FIVE TIMES MORE CONCENTRATED THAN PLANES’

The strength of the carbon emissions created during the wine fermentation process is ‘five times more concentrated than planes and cars’, according to UC Davis professor, Roger Boulton.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/carbon-produced-by-winemaking-five-times-more-concentrated-than-planes/

THE 30 BEST TEQUILAS FOR EVERY BUDGET

According to the Distilled Spirits Council, Americans purchased 17.2 million 9-liter cases of tequila in 2017, and exports from Mexico to the U.S. increased nearly 200 percent in the last 10 years

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-tequilas-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=459df80334-Feb_15_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-459df80334-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-459df80334-38937345&mc_cid=459df80334&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE 18TH CENTURY CHEMIST WHO DISCOVERED OXYGEN AND CHANGED CHAMPAGNE AND BEER FOREVER

Much of the world’s thirst for bubbles, is thanks to Joseph Priestley, an 18th-century genius-of-all-trades.

https://vinepair.com/articles/champagne-beer-history-chemistry/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=459df80334-Feb_15_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-459df80334-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-459df80334-38937345&mc_cid=459df80334&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

AMERICA VS. FRANCE: WHICH COUNTRY DRINKS MORE WINE?

The French are drinking less wine than they used to, and Americans are picking up the slack.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/america-france-who-drinks-more-wine/

Wine to go? You can take your unfinished bottle of wine home from restaurants

Many people don’t know this but you can take your unfinished bottle of wine home from restaurants.

https://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/hampden-county/wine-to-go-you-can-take-your-unfinished-bottle-of-wine-home-from-restaurants/1783330927

Why Does Wine Only Stain Some People’s Teeth?

Maybe getting red wine stains on your teeth would be less embarrassing if it was a universal experience.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/571064/why-does-wine-only-stain-some-peoples-teeth

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wine Isn’t ‘Real’ Wine, and That’s O.K.

Bob Blue, Fetzer Vineyards’ winemaker and the unofficial baron of bourbon barrel-aged wines, famously describes his creation as a product of thrifty necessity

https://vinepair.com/articles/barrel-aged-wine-good-debate/

Is wine a good mouthwash?

If wine is good for cardiovascular health, could it also be good for oral health?

http://www.dentalproductsreport.com/dental/article/wine-good-mouth-wash

A ‘BREAKING BAD’ BEER LINE IS COMING SOON

Drink some “Schraderbräu” with your meth-dealing brother-in-law today.

https://www.maxim.com/food-drink/sony-pictures-trademarked-breaking-bad-beer-2019-2?utm_source=Daily%20Brew&utm_campaign=a38ead80b6-The%20Daily%20Brew:%20January%2011,%202018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-a38ead80b6-36686829

MA CCC chief: alcohol, marijuana regulation not the same

it is simply not practical to try to apply the framework for alcoholic beverage regulation to the cannabis industry and defended the way the Cannabis Control Commission established rules for and then rolled out the legal pot sector.

https://www.recorder.com/cannabis-booze-23476121?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=a38ead80b6-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-a38ead80b6-36686829

Italian Authorities Uncover Counterfeit Tignanello Wine Scheme

Three people have been arrested, accused of trying to sell fake bottles of the super Tuscan in Italy, Germany and Belgium

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Italian-Authorities-Uncover-Counterfeit-Tignanello

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition winners

More than 6,800 wines from 37 states and wine regions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico were entered into the 2019 competition.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/San-Francisco-Chronicle-Wine-Competition-winners-13620896.php

What’s the difference between wine labeled as “private bin” and “cellar selection”?

There aren’t any legally defined requirements for wine label that include reference to specific bins or cellar selections. But both terms suggest a special wine—something that stood out in the cellar and was bottled separately because of that.

You can add these to the list of legally undefined terms that wine brands use to make their wines stand out—like “old vine,” “reserve” or “natural“—and which can range from pure marketing to indications of truly special wines.

5 things you need to know about cabernet sauvignon

Cabernet sauvignon, perhaps the world’s most popular red wine grape.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-cabernet-sauvignon/2019/02/15/6e23d0d8-3095-11e9-8ad3-9a5b113ecd3c_story.html?utm_term=.723f8253e431

Top 100 Aromas in Wine – A to Z

This is, for a large part, why many wine lovers, winos and amateurs think wine is one of the finest and most-interesting foods out there!

http://socialvignerons.com/2018/05/08/top-100-aromas-in-wine-a-to-z/

Emilia-Romagna: Exploring Iconic Italian Flavors

Best known by Americans for its iconic food products—namely prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Balsamic vinegar, and its effervescent Lambrusco wines—there’s far more to Emilia-Romagna than these familiar tastes.

https://deborahparkerwong.com/2019/02/15/emilia-romagna-exploring-iconic-italian-flavors-at-enologica/

More wine drinkers are opting to skip stores for direct shipping

A growing number of consumers are taking advantage of the convenience and easy access to fine wines through this process that eliminates the retail and shipping middleman

http://www.sfexaminer.com/wine-drinkers-opting-skip-stores-direct-shipping/

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February 18, 2019

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

7 Great Beer and Music Collaborations

 

3 Types of Wine That Pair with Nearly Every Dish

Häagen-Dazs Launches Six Booze-Infused Ice Cream Flavors

 

HARRY POTTER’ BEER FESTIVAL TO LAUNCH IN THE US

A travelling beer festival aimed at wannabe wizards and witches is launching in the US, featuring an alcoholic version of the fictional butterbeer beverage, taking in 10 dates across the country from Portland to Las Vegas.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/harry-potter-beer-festival-to-launch-in-the-us/

 

It looks and tastes like wine and pregnant women are obsessed

An Aussie company has come up with a genius beverage that even mum-to-be’s can enjoy and it all lies in the look and taste.

https://www.kidspot.com.au/birth/pregnancy/pregnancy-health/it-looks-and-tastes-like-wine-and-pregnant-women-are-obsessed/news-story/807efb076e26adb2dde1c5df2ae00ea6

 

Everything You Need to Know to Start Homebrewing Today

Whichever method you choose, the result – your very own beer – is more attainable than you think. Here are all the basic ways to homebrew, explained.

https://vinepair.com/articles/first-beginners-homebrewing-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1893b28573-Feb_05_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1893b28573-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-1893b28573-38937345&mc_cid=1893b28573&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SKYY VODKA

Launched in San Francisco in 1992, Skyy sold to Gruppo Campari in 2006. It’s now a household name among vodka drinkers

https://vinepair.com/articles/skyy-best-american-vodka-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1893b28573-Feb_05_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1893b28573-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-1893b28573-38937345&mc_cid=1893b28573&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Brewers explain: The science of using corn syrup in beer

A lot of the reaction on social media has been that people were surprised that corn syrup would even be in beer.

http://www.fox13news.com/consumer/brewers-explain-the-science-of-using-corn-syrup-in-beer

 

CLIMATE CHANGE ‘MAY ALTER’ FLAVOUR OF NZ SAUVIGNON BLANC

Climate Change may alter the taste of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and pave they way for varieties such as Albarino to do well in Marlborough, experts have claimed.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/climate-change-may-alter-nz-sauvignon-blanc/

Supermarket Wines Are Poured, and Worlds Collide

Readers try three vastly popular, mass-produced bottles that are available in practically any supermarket or liquor store in the country, drew an emotional reaction like no other

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/04/dining/drinks/wine-school-grocery-store-wines.html

 

A lot of that Super Bowl beer flowed through this Taunton beverage distributor

Chances are, that case of Bud Light you picked up for a Super Bowl party Sunday most likely came from one longtime city beer distributor.

Read all about OUR Bud Distributor

https://www.tauntongazette.com/news/20190204/lot-of-that-super-bowl-beer-flowed-through-this-taunton-beverage-distributor?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=0bf44e1e35-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-0bf44e1e35-36686829

Organic Vineyard Consultant and Farm Advisor Amigo Bob Says Pesticide Residue Testing “Is a Fraud,”

n a rousing speech at Ecofarm, the organic farming conference, Amigo Bob Cantisano, one of the founders of CCOF, accused the state and federal government of fraud in testing food for pesticide residues, claiming that state officials test only 181 out of 1,048 active ingredients.

http://winecountrygeographic.blogspot.com/2019/02/organic-vineyard-consultant-and-farm.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WineCountryGeographicGreenGuidesToFineWines+%28Wine+Country+Geographic%3A+Green+Guides+to+Fine+Wines%29

 

 

Top 10 best value-for-money Tequilas and mezcals

These bottlings are not particularly cheap, but have been judged to offer excellent quality for consumers within their respective categories.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/02/the-top-10-best-value-for-money-tequilas-and-mezcals/

 

GENERIC MARKETING FOR CHAMPAGNE COURTS CONTROVERSY

The association of grower-winemakers in Champagne have been promoting the fine French fizz through a marketing campaign in Europe – but some believe it may be damaging the upmarket image of the product.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/generic-marketing-for-champagne-courts-controversy/

 

PLAYBOY WINE RELEASED TO MARK EMPIRE’S 65TH YEAR

Playboy has launched a branded red wine in partnership with US retailer Lot18 to mark its 65th year – a milestone that was reached in 2018.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/playboy-wine-released-to-mark-empires-65th-year/

 

A New Study Answers The Question: Does Blind Wine Tasting Work?

The study’s authors tell us of the existence of extensive literature on differences between wine novices and experts when it comes to perceptual sensitivity, the use of descriptions and wine preference, but what is relatively unidentified, they say, is how guesses and descriptions change after wine-taster training.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/02/05/a-new-study-asks-answers-the-question-does-blind-wine-tasting-work/#3632a082eab9

 

A Guide To Wine Certification Programs

Enrolling in a wine education course may seem confusing, but there’s an option for everyone. Here’s advice to consider

https://www.winemag.com/2019/02/05/guide-to-wine-certification-programs/

 

 

World’s most expensive wine barrel is made from crystal

The unique Bordeaux barrel made by the Lalique crystal works and costing hundreds of thousands of euros takes pride of place in the cellars of Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey in Sauternes

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-88956-Worlds-most-expensive-wine-barrel-is-made-from-crystal.htm

 

9 “Serious” Sweet Wines You Must Try

Historically speaking, though, sweet wines were once the most coveted style of wine in all the world. No really, it’s true!

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/9-serious-sweet-wines-you-must-try/?utm_campaign=2%2F7%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20CdR%20-%20Stickies%20-%20WAwine%20%20%28HPPLKB%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

IRISH WHISKEY GAINS LEGAL PROTECTION IN AUSTRALIA

Irish whiskey has gained protected status in Australia, giving the spirit legal protection for the first time in the country’s history to safeguard against fakes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/irish-whiskey-gains-legal-protection-in-australia/

THE BEST AND WORST SUPER BOWL BOOZE ADS, RANKED

Super Bowl LIII came and went, but the most interesting part, the advertisements, are here to stay. Particularly interesting are the ads from alcohol brands, which aired nationally or in various local markets to promote some of the world’s biggest booze campaigns.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/best-worst-super-bowl-booze-ads-ranked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=be4836087b-Feb_07_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-be4836087b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-be4836087b-38937345&mc_cid=be4836087b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE BEERS DRUNK MOST ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Although Nielsen predicted we’d be drinking a lot of Pinot Grigiohard seltzer, and hazy IPA, beer remains a top choice among Super Bowl audiences whether at home, at a bar, or at the game.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/report-the-beers-drunk-most-on-super-bowl-sunday/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=be4836087b-Feb_07_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-be4836087b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-be4836087b-38937345&mc_cid=be4836087b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What a Bottle of Wine Costs Around the World

For the fifth year in a row, The Economist determined Singapore to be the world’s most expensive city after evaluating the cost of living in 133 locations around the globe

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/wine-bottle-prices-around-world-2019

 

Got Bad Wine? Here’s How to Fix It Using Science

All it takes is a basic understanding of flavor and scent, along with some household items. Bad wine shouldn’t be exiled. It should be rehabilitated.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/how-to-make-cheap-wine-taste-good

These are the most-overrated, and underrated wine options

If you want the best value, the way to go is to find underrated grapes, producers, and regions


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9 Signs You May Be Intolerant To Red Wine

For some folks, this delightful beverage can leave them feeling a little worse for wear — and sometimes even in danger.

https://www.bustle.com/p/9-signs-you-may-be-intolerant-to-red-wine-15919176

 

Where to Find the Best South African Wine

South Africa is home to over 200,000 acres of vines. Here are the regions to look for that are producing some of the best bottles.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/02/06/where-find-best-south-african-wine/

 

New Beer

Portland, Maine’s Allagash Brewing Co. has launched Sun Drift, a blend of beer and tea. The 6.7% abv brew is made with locally sourced malts, Citra and Cascade hops, plus lemon zest, before it’s fermented with Brettanomyces yeast and blended with black tea from Little Red Cup. Sun Drift is rolling out now in 4-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft throughout Allagash’s 16-state and Washington, D.C. distribution footprint.

How Champagne got its bubbles

The Champagne region wasn’t always known for sparkling wine. Sophie Thorpe uncovers how the region discovered the bubbles that made its name

https://blog.bbr.com/2019/02/06/how-champagne-got-its-bubbles/

 

FIRST HEMP WINERY TO OPEN TASTING ROOM IN NEW YORK STATE

A company called Sovereign Wines plans on opening its first tasting room near in Skaneateles, according to NYupstate. What makes this wine so unique its that it’s the first of its kind to be fused with hemp.

http://wpdh.com/first-hemp-winery-to-open-tasting-room-in-new-york-state/

 

The mysterious case of the cork-tainted carrots

Why do we find some smells and tastes disgusting — and how malleable is our sense of disgust?

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/The-mysterious-case-of-the-cork-tainted-carrots-13595196.php

 

These Maps Reveal Which States Buy the Most Liquor, Wine, and Beer

In terms of overall sales, New Hampshire tops the list (it’s also number one in terms of beer and spirits sales, and number three for wine).

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/states-buy-most-liquor-wine-beer-mapped

 

DRINKING BEER BEFORE WINE WON’T PREVENT A HANGOVER

The old adage of “beer before wine and you’ll feel fine” is a myth, according to Cambridge researchers, who have ruled that it doesn’t matter what order you drink in, you’ll still get a hangover if you drink too much.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/drinking-beer-before-wine-wont-prevent-a-hangover/

 

‘A’-LIST STAR: CONSIDERING JAPAN’S NATIVE RED GRAPE

Koshu may be Japan’s leading native grape but the versatile Muscat Bailey A is hot on its heels, used in producing a wide range of the country’s wines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/a-list-star-considering-japans-native-red-grape/

 

Why I get all sniffy about wine snobs

Research found that 80 per cent of those leaving shops with wine were female.

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/17412554.column-why-i-get-all-sniffy-about-wine-snobs/

 

IS IT SNOBBY TO BRING YOUR OWN WINE ON PLANES?

Not many people realize this, but you actually can bring your own booze on airplanes. Provided you stick to 100ml bottles, you can even bring it from home. One thing you can’t do: serve it to yourself on board.

https://www.godsavethepoints.com/2019/02/07/is-it-snobby-to-bring-your-own-wine-on-planes/

 

THE 20 BEST BOURBONS FOR EVERY BUDGET

In 2017, Kentucky’s bourbon production reached 1.7 million barrels, the highest it’s been since 1972. There are currently more bourbon barrels residing in Kentucky than there are human inhabitants.

We Have MANY In Stock!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-bourbon-whiskeys-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7058fcdf4d-Feb_07_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7058fcdf4d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7058fcdf4d-38937345&mc_cid=7058fcdf4d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

5% raise for six-figure NH Liquor Commission executives rejected over failure to meet revenue targets

Total Wine & More, which started opening Massachusetts locations in 2017, has cost the NHLC an estimated $175 million a year in sales. In addition to six stores in eastern Massachusetts, Total Wine also has a robust mail order business for wine.

https://www.unionleader.com/news/business/raise-for-six-figure-nh-liquor-commission-executives-rejected-over/article_c6b042f7-0eef-556e-85ea-c593474b5f4e.html

 

Häagen-Dazs Launches Six Booze-Infused Ice Cream Flavors

Häagen-Dazs Spirits,” and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Booze. Infused. Ice. Cream.

https://amp.foodandwine.com/news/haagen-dazs-boozy-ice-cream

 

Paid posts: Welcome to the 21st-century world of wine blogging

Who cares about integrity or honesty or legitimate reviews? I’ll just run paid posts

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/paid-posts-welcome-to-the-21st-century-world-of-wine-blogging/

 

Healthy Wines: What the Labels Really Mean

Clean-crafted and Dry / Ketogenic defined

https://earth911.com/how-and-buy/healthy-wines-what-labels-mean/

Mr Grumpy: show me the vintage

Interesting view on vintage dates and wine buyong

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/02/07/mr-grumpy-show-me-the-vintage/

Before You Sip That Cocktail, a Few Safety Warnings

Today’s rule-breaking bartenders can unwittingly concoct a health hazard, but a website is here to help stave off trouble.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/08/dining/drinks/cocktail-safety-bartender.html

Myth Vs. Fact: Wine

The Onion debunks some of the common myths about wine.

https://www.theonion.com/myth-vs-fact-wine-1832461474

 

Get To Know The Reds Of Classic White Wine Regions

While wine regions all around the world offer delicious and intriguing options for white wine lovers, some regions in particular are known solely for their white wines.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2019/02/08/reds-from-white-wine-regions/#531b7cab1eb1

 

3 Types of Wine That Pair with Nearly Every Dish

No matter what you cook up, these reliable bottles have you covered

https://www.tastingtable.com/drinks/national/easy-wine-pairing-guide

Don’t Judge Wine By its Price Tag

Choosing the right wine in a shop with hundreds of bottles can be intimidating. How do you pick a bottle that leaves an impression?

https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/lifestyle/food/Dont-Judge-Wine-By-its-Price-Tag/4258338-4972858-x6k2xoz/index.html

Everything you need to know about oaked wine

The term oaked is often used relating to a wine but what exactly does that mean?

https://www.thevisitor.co.uk/news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-oaked-wine-1-9583629

7 Great Beer and Music Collaborations

Here are some of the most high-profile collaborations to hit shelves recently.

https://oct.co/essays/7-best-beer-band-collaborations?utm_source=oct_nl_dek&mc_cid=8e3a430688&mc_eid=00cc7421f2

 

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February 11, 2019

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

NUTRITIONAL FACTS OF WINE

 Does Clear Ice Really Matter?

 WHAT AMERICA DRINKS EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR

AND MORE!

 

Mezcal’s popularity puts pressure on producers

While Tequila has taken off, younger sibling mezcal is raring to go. But with its increasing popularity comes pressure on the raw materials that are used to make it, and the need to educate potential consumers about the spirit.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/01/mezcal-piggybacking-off-the-success-of-tequila/

Dry for 162 years, Massachusetts’s town now allows alcohol sales

The Rockport Board of Selectmen this week voted unanimously to give the coastal community’s only grocery store a license for take-home alcohol sales.

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2019/01/26/dry-for-162-years-massachusetts-town-now-allows-alcohol-sales

New Svedka Rosé Vodka

Svedka has unveiled a new Rosé extension, a 30%-abv vodka containing 5% rosé wine. Launching next month at $17 a 1-liter bottle, the new expression will have dedicated advertising through the brand’s recently introduced “Bring Your Own Spirit” campaign, and will receive the largest spend for any Svedka flavor launch to date. Constellation tells SND that the rosé vodka holds strategic value for the brand as it looks to expand in on-premise markets.

“Svedka was built in the off-premise, and we continue to dominate in that channel,” says Carl Evans, Constellation’s vice president for spirits marketing. “Based on the Rosé movement in the on-premise, we’re confident this SKU will flourish there as well. We’ve been laser-focused on programming for the on-premise and have seen tremendous potential for Svedka Rosé within the cocktail culture.” According to Impact Databank, Svedka grew 1% to 4.4 million cases in the U.S. last year.

The Lost Wine Consumer of 2019

The industry isn’t only at a cross-roads, we stand a chance of losing the wine consumer altogether.

https://svbwine.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-lost-wine-consumer-of-2019.html

 

Sicily rediscovers six indigenous grape varieties previously thought to be extinct

Rediscovered and added to the Italian National Register of Grape Varieties. The six grapes are the reds Inzolia Nera, Lucignola, Orisi, Usirioto and Vitrarolo, and the white Recunu.

http://imbibe.com/news-articles/wines/sicily-rediscovers-six-indigenous-grape-varieties-previously-thought-extinct/

 

Should you stop drinking prosecco for ethical reasons?

Demand for the Italian white wine has surged in recent years, and increased production has led to soil erosion. So should prosecco join beef and others on the naughty list?

https://www.theguardian.com/food/shortcuts/2019/jan/28/should-you-stop-drinking-prosecco-for-ethical-reasons

 

Are organic grapes better for winemaking?

Here are the results from recent studies, which have focused on the consequences that alternative farming systems have on vine, grape and wine parameters.

https://blog.vintagereport.com/en/2019/01/21/organic-grapes-winemaking/

 

 

HOW TO REALLY USE MARSALA WINE

Famous British chef Delia Smith boosted sales of Marsala years ago when she poured the amber liquid into one of her famous recipes.
http://www.snooth.com/articles/how-to-really-use-marsala-wine/?viewall=1#ixzz5e1LQvypf

 

The World’s Best Places for Growing Chenin Blanc

To understand everything there is to know about the French variety, here’s a guide to the different styles and regions of Chenin Blanc production worldwide.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-chenin-blanc-types-guide/

 

The Rise of Australia’s Other Grapes

Grenache, Roussanne, and Nebbiolo are among the varieties helping to redefine Australian wine

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-rise-of-australias-other-grapes/

 

10% Of U.S. Wine Retail Sales Shipped Direct To Consumers In 2018

According to the 2019 Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) Wine Shipping Report, over 6 million cases of domestic U.S. wine were shipped DtC  in 2018 (up 9% over 2017

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/01/26/10-of-u-s-wine-retail-sales-shipped-direct-to-consumers-in-2018/#2491c13d2c44

 

CHAMPAGNE EXPORTS OVERTAKE DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION FOR FIRST TIME IN OVER 50 YEARS

Estimated figures for total shipments during the past year show that more Champagne was consumed in foreign markets than France for the first time in over 50 years.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/01/champagne-exports-overtake-domestic-consumption-for-first-time-in-over-50-years/

 

Shanken News Daily Launches Weekly Cannabis Edition

In response to the rapid emergence of cannabis as a consumer category in North America, Shanken News Daily is pleased to announce that it will launch a new weekly newsletter covering the cannabis market, with a special focus on the movements of major drinks industry companies.

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https://newsletters.shankennewsdaily.com/cannabisedition/

 Mondavi Targets Female Drinkers With New Flat Top Hills Brand

Mondavi & Family is introducing a new California wine brand, Flat Top Hills, aimed at female consumers in their 30s and 40s with household income in the $45,000-$80,000 range. The new brand includes five wines: a Sauvignon Blanc ($14), Rosé ($14), Chardonnay ($14), Red Blend ($16), and Cabernet Sauvignon ($16).

“We’re looking to strengthen our overall brand portfolio with the addition of Flat Top Hills in a growing price segment,” says Mark Koppen, C. Mondavi’s vice president of marketing. The new franchise will debut February 1 in select on- and off-premise accounts in Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, and North Carolina, with additional markets slated to launch this fall. Sourced from Yolo County, Dunnigan Hills, Monterey Coast, Lodi, Sonoma County, and the Central Coast, the brand is named for the flat-topped summits of the Mondavi family’s Dunnigan Hills vineyards, where consulting winemaker Angelina Mondavi and her siblings and cousins played as children.

Overall, C. Mondavi had volume of over 1.5 million cases last year. “We’re seeing strong trends in our core Charles Krug Napa Valley wines as well as our CK Mondavi and Family line of everyday wines,” Koppen notes, adding that Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet varietals are performing especially well, and that the company is seeing “some positive signs in Merlot.”

Drinking wine better than exercise if you want to live a long life, study finds

A recent study from the University of California found those who drank two glasses of beer or wine every day had a better chance of living longer

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/life/110247551/drinking-wine-better-than-exercise-if-you-want-to-live-a-long-life-study-finds

MARLBOROUGH, WHERE SAUVIGNON BLANC FLIES CLOSE TO THE SUN
At the northeastern tip of the South Island it is sheltered from all the major and most extreme climatic influences, and instead has a sunny but fresh maritime climate – ideal for Sauvignon Blanc.
https://aroundtheworldin80harvests.com/2018/12/14/marlborough-sauvignon-blanc-mecca/?fbclid=IwAR0x6HZSIYFaKm_2mwLkFg5jk8tleZv5rROIALMmNplDe4xwSYjRgU_2sO0

BRAD AND ANGELINA’S MIRAVAL TO LAUNCH NEW ROSÉ

Château Miraval, which is still co-owned by Hollywood actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, has announced the launch of a new rosé to join its established Miraval Rosé, launched in 2012, called ‘Studio by Miraval’.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/01/brad-and-angelinas-chateau-miraval-to-launch-new-rose/

THE MOST EXPENSIVE VINEYARDS IN BORDEAUX, MAPPED

Here are the most expensive vineyards in Bordeaux, by land prices per hectare, in 2017.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-expensive-bordeaux-vineyards-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0301a8029a-Jan_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0301a8029a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0301a8029a-38937345&mc_cid=0301a8029a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

8 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SCREAMING EAGLE WINERY

Founded in 1986 by former real estate agent Jean Phillips, Screaming Eagle epitomizes low-production, exclusive Napa winemaking.

https://vinepair.com/articles/screaming-eagle-best-napa-cabernet/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0301a8029a-Jan_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0301a8029a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0301a8029a-38937345&mc_cid=0301a8029a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Head of French Taittinger Champagne house says the ‘crazy’ English invented the fizzy wine

It was an English physician, Christopher Merret, who first described the process of adding sugar to a wine to carbonate it by creating a second fermentation.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/30/head-french-taittinger-champagne-house-says-crazy-english-invented/

 

WHAT AMERICA DRINKS EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR

Seasonal drinking is America’s most accessible pastime.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-drinks-holidays-year/

 

Learn to Taste by Taking Better Wine Tasting Notes

Why Taking Notes Makes You Smarter

https://winefolly.com/review/learn-to-taste-by-taking-better-wine-tasting-notes/

 

Does Clear Ice Really Matter?

Many top-tier bars still argue that clear ice offers little beyond aesthetics. But that’s not the only consideration.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/does-making-clear-ice-cubes-really-matter-cocktail-bars/

How Natural Wines Develop Reductive Notes

With little or no sulfites added, natural wines should be more at risk of oxidation. So why do some yield reductive notes?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-natural-wines-develop-reductive-notes/

Cannabis, wine still a murky mixture

Experts see crossover opportunities, but regulations and other obstacles loom.

https://www.farmprogress.com/grapes/cannabis-wine-still-murky-mixture

How Do You Prevent Wine Fraud? With Blockchain-Enabled Labels

Not that most of consider it on a regular basis, but fraud is a serious issue in the wine world.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/blockchain-traceable-wine

Pringles Wine Tumblers Exist, So Now You Can Channel Your Inner Walmart Woman

Have you been following the story of aTexas woman who won everyone’s hearts after getting banned from Walmart for drinking wine out of a Pringles can while operating an electric scooter?

https://www.myrecipes.com/news/pringles-wine-tumblers

NUTRITIONAL FACTS OF WINE

Let’s consider the nutritional facts behind your wines to, at least, knock one worry off your plate and help you plan accordingly for the goals you’re setting

https://ilikethisgrape.com/the-nutritional-considerations-for-wine

 

You Never Have To Choose Again: Wine Cocktails Are Here And Damn, They’re Delicious

Do I want to drink wine tonight? Or am I in the mood for an interesting cocktail? Turns out, there is a solution: A wine cocktail.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/217838/how-to-make-wine-cocktails/

 

NINE PRODUCERS BREAK WITH CAVA TO FORM ‘CORPINNAT’

Nine producers have formally broken ties with the Cava DO to form their own EU-recognised body known as Corpinnat with the first bottles bearing the name due to be released this spring.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/nine-producers-break-with-cava-to-form-corpinnat/

New Angels Envy

Louisville, Kentucky’s Angel’s Envy will launch a Sherry cask-finished Bourbon in limited quantities on February 15. The 50% abv whiskey ($200) is blended from Bourbon aged between four and nine years before spending an additional two to three years finishing in Oloroso Sherry casks. Only 3,600 bottles of Angel’s Envy Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks will be available at the brand’s distillery and in select retailers in Kentucky. Bacardi acquired Angel’s Envy in 2015.

 

NBA Kings and Bogle Vineyards Release “Proud Roots” 2016 Vintage Wine

Grapes Harvested in 2016 Celebrate Golden 1 Center’s Opening and Highlight Sacramento’s Agricultural Community — Wine will be available at Golden 1 Center on February 2