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Liquor Industry News/Links 12-10-18

December 10, 2018

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Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

12-10-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

What Exactly Is Kosher Beer Anyway?

FIREBALL-SPIKED CUPCAKES ARE HERE TO LIGHT UP YOUR HOLIDAY SPREAD

How to Gift Wrap a Bottle of Wine 

 

AND MORE!

How Big Is Italy

https://www.wanderingitaly.com/blog/article/1063/how-big-is-italy

 

How to name a wine: a look at different approaches

Apart from their brand identities, whether these be large or small in scale, and any collective appellations that designate a place of origin for a wine, be that on the scale of a country, a region, a county or a smaller geographical entity, wine producers still have to decide what to call each of the wines that they produce.

https://les5duvin.wordpress.com/2018/11/26/how-to-name-a-wine-a-look-at-different-approaches/

 

US wine drinkers defined in six segments

US drinkers are changing their behavior towards the wine category, the US Portraits 2018 from Wine Intelligence has revealed.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/24407/US_wine_drinkers_defined_in_six_segments.html

 

Wines $20 and under make up 51.1% of the market by value and all are growing.

 

Coffee’s bitterness is a natural warning system

It turns out that the more sensitive people are to the bitter taste of caffeine, the more coffee they drink

https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/11/25/coffees-bitterness-is-a-natural-warning-system/

 

A new association for Chianti Classico

Twenty-five local estates have joined to establish the San Casciano Classico Association, whose aim is the promotion and protection of winegrowing estates in the municipal area of San Casciano in Val di Pesa, in the Chianti Classico production zone.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/news/new-association-chianti-classico

 

Don’t Overlook Wines from the Abruzzo Region

Wine cooperatives dominate the Abruzzo region. This gives small growers more of a voice in policy decisions being made and allows them to focus on new opportunities and export.

https://hudsonvalleywinegoddess.com/dont-overlook-wines-from-the-abruzzo-region/

 

A New Era for U.S. Wine-Labeling Laws

Recent disputes find winemakers and legislators reconsidering America’s laissez-faire attitude toward veracity in wine labeling

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/a-new-era-for-u-s-wine-labeling-laws/

 

 

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SIERRA NEVADA BREWING

Now a household name among beer drinkers, Sierra Nevada Brewing was once a one-man show.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-things-you-should-know-about-sierra-nevada-brewing/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b59945d24d-Nov_27_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b59945d24d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b59945d24d-38937345&mc_cid=b59945d24d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Big Wine Brands vs. Independent Wineries

Did you know that much of the wine we see at supermarket chains actually stem from just a handful of major brands? It’s true – and slightly shocking. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between big brands and independent wineries to uncover how where you shop really affects the wines you see and the bottles you bring home.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-brands-vs-independent-producers/

 

Everything You Need to Know About Merlot

Here are answers to all your burning questions about one of America’s favorite red wines.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/11/26/everything-you-need-to-know-about-merlot/

 

5 Questions You’re Too Scared to Ask a Wine Expert

Ah wine. Wine, wine, wine. What would we do without you and your grapey goodness?

https://tendaily.com.au/lifestyle/life/a181126cqk/5-questions-youre-too-scared-to-ask-a-wine-expert-20181126

 

The Hottest Trends in Italian Wine

The Tre Bicchieri tasting hosted by Gambero Rosso offer a snapshot of Italy and its wines.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/11/the-hottest-trends-in-italian-wine

 

Delicato Adds To Import Stable, Taking On Schmitt Söhne

California’s Delicato Family Vineyards is expanding its imported wine portfolio, adding Germany’s Schmitt Söhne to its range effective in January. Schmitt Söhne, which previously handled its own U.S. importing, is known for Riesling and includes its namesake flagship brand, as well as Relax Wines, Fünf Wines, and the Thomas Schmitt Private Collection. Delicato will also import luxury estate wines Bischöfliche Weinguter Trier, Schloss Vollrads, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium, and Franz Keller, which are distributed but not owned by Schmitt Söhne. Overall, the Schmitt Söhne range totals about 700,000 cases in the U.S. Delicato’s import lineup also includes Chile’s Santa Rita, which joined the portfolio in April.

 

The Evolution of Three-Tier is Here:

Liberation Distribution (LibDib) and Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) Form a New Partnership

https://libdib.com/blog/the-evolution-of-three-tier-is-here-liberation-distribution-libdib-and-republic-national-distributing-company-rndc-form-a-new-partnership/

100 Best Sonoma Wines 2018

Sonoma Magazine’s annual selection of the “Top 100 Wines of Sonoma” has been announced.

https://www.sonomamag.com/100-best-sonoma-wines-2018/

This Hidden Wine Region Is Putting the Midwest on the Wine Map

A little region best known for cherries, sprawling sand dunes, massive blue lakes, and bucolic scenery may just be America’s next great wine touring region.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/wine/michigan-traverse-city-old-mission-leelanau-peninsula-wine-region-vineyards

ON THE ORIGINS OF CONSTANTIA

It’s time to introduce Constantia, the vast farm awarded to Cape commander Simon van der Stel on 13 July 1685, the sub-divisions of which go on to produce (historically) the southern hemisphere’s most famous wine, legendary sweet Constantia,

https://winemag.co.za/joanne-gibson-on-the-origins-of-constantia/comment-page-1/

11 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT PROSECCO

So before any of us makes our next Bellini (with Prosecco, ahem), let’s take some time to get to know the bubbles in the bottle.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-prosecco/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6ecccfe538-Nov_28_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6ecccfe538-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6ecccfe538-38937345&mc_cid=6ecccfe538&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

This invention keeps bottled beer cold, did $1M in sales in 10 days and scored a million-dollar deal on ‘Shark Tank’

Bottlekeeper is a stainless steel bottle insulated with neoprene and padded so that it can hold a glass bottle, keep it cold and protect it from breaking if dropped.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/27/bottlekeeper-keeps-beer-cold-won-million-dollar-deal-on-shark-tank.html

This man was teased for his ‘beer belly.’ It turned out to be a 77-pound cancerous tumor.

At 300 pounds, he said, strangers had started to stare, and friends were cracking jokes about his “beer belly,” even though he said he rarely drank the beverage.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2018/11/27/this-man-was-teased-his-beer-belly-it-turned-out-be-pound-cancerous-tumor/?utm_term=.61e635acded9

Diageo unveils Baileys-flavored baking ingredients

The baking chips, which are non-alcoholic, are available from Amazon and through select retailers, and will be rolled out across the US by Easter 2019.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/11/diageo-unveils-baileys-flavoured-baking-ingredients/

What is natural wine and does ‘natural’ mean that it’s healthier?

Isn’t all wine technically natural? Here’s the answer to that question, and a few more questions you might have about the newest trend for wine enthusiasts:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2018/11/27/natural-wines-what-they-and-they-healthier-than-wine/2090708002/

How wine corks are made – and why scientists are raising the alarm

In this 360 report, join us to see how wine corks are made and why scientists are worried about the future.

https://www.euronews.com/2018/11/26/how-wine-corks-are-made-and-why-scientists-are-raising-the-alarm

How to buy the right wine for someone special, according to 3 expert winemakers

We’ve all been there. A family member announces they can make it to Christmas lunch after all, or you realize a treasured friend’s big birthday is tomorrow and you haven’t yet got them a gift.

https://www.afr.com/lifestyle/food-and-wine/how-to-buy-the-right-wine-for-someone-special-20181122-h1875w

Surviving the Festive Season When It’s “Your Job” To Drink

Navigating wellness through the holiday season can trigger anxiety and stress responses in even the biggest tinsel-lover.

https://abalancedglass.com/30-days-of-discovery/2018/11/23/moderating-in-the-festive-season

How to name a wine: a look at different approaches

Apart from their brand identities, whether these be large or small in scale, and any collective appellations that designate a place of origin for a wine, be that on the scale of a country, a region, a county or a smaller geographical entity, wine producers still have to decide what to call each of the wines that they produce.

https://les5duvin.wordpress.com/2018/11/26/how-to-name-a-wine-a-look-at-different-approaches/

Let’s Talk About Sekt, Baby

Not many know Germany consumes more sparkling wine than any country on earth. Even less known are the exceptional bottles they make. Here’s your Sekt 101.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/11/27/lets-talk-about-sekt/

Finding its roots: Syrah’s success in New Zealand

While the country might be associated with Marlborough Sauvignon, New Zealand has much more to offer. Recently returned from the country, Amanda Barnes explains why Syrah is emerging as one of its most prized varieties, producing complex and cellar-worthy styles

https://blog.bbr.com/2018/11/24/finding-its-roots-syrahs-success-in-new-zealand/

The Growing Wine World: Everyone Wants In

Wine-drinkers live in all parts of the globe and the wine world needs to adapt.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/11/the-growing-wine-world-everyone-wants-in

 

The Ugly Truth About Wine Retailers

It’s common knowledge that wine wholesalers everywhere are genetically opposed to free trade and real consumer access to products.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2018/11/the-ugly-truth-about-wine-retailers/

 

Select Board denies liquor license requests

The Needham Select Board found itself in a precarious situation back in October when two separate retailers- Volante Farms and Gordon’s Fine Wines and Liquors- requested a liquor license from the board when there was only one left to spare.

Following a month of deliberation, during which time members reviewed both applications and written input from the public, the Select Board voted on Tuesday to deny both of the applications in favor of reserving the license for future use.

http://needham.wickedlocal.com/news/20181128/select-board-denies-liquor-license-requests

 

Sip from a nip? Not in Chelsea MA

Chelsea MA this year became the first municipality in Massachusetts to ban the sale of the ubiquitous little liquor bottles, blaming them for contributing to public drunkenness in the downtown area it has worked hard to revive.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/11/29/sip-from-nip-not-chelsea/IMOLjTjTSgJrO26ghqoY1K/story.html

 

PUB BUILDS GIANT 20FT SNOWMAN OUT OF 2,000 WINE BOTTLES

The giant snowman stands alongside the pub’s gingerbread house display, first installed last year, which sees the 19th century inn covered in oversized sweets and treats made by two local artists.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/pub-builds-giant-20ft-snowman-out-of-2000-wine-bottles/

 

WHAT’S THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT SPARKLING WINE?

From where to turn for bubbly bargains, to food pairing tips, we spoke with some of the country’s leading wine professionals about the biggest misconceptions surrounding sparkling wine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/we-asked-11-somms-whats-the-biggest-misconception-about-sparkling-wine/

 

Why Valpolicella Ripasso Is The Best Wine To Please A Crowd

Valpolicella Ripasso is often referred to as Baby Amarone

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2018/11/28/why-valpolicella-ripasso-is-the-best-wine-to-please-a-crowd/#69e1bed76a30

 

5 uses for all that leftover holiday party wine — both red and white

Whatever you do, don’t dump that sweet elixir! Here are five quick and easy uses for all that vino.

https://www.expressnews.com/food/recipes-cooking/article/5-uses-for-all-that-leftover-holiday-party-wine-13429077.php

 

China’s Changing Taste in Wine

All told, red wine has over 80 percent of the market. Add that red is a lucky color and it essentially means all other wines are afterthoughts, right? Not necessarily.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/11/chinas-changing-taste-in-wine

 

 

Pairing Wine with Holiday Movies

Why are there so many holiday movies? Everyone rolls their eyes at most of them, there really aren’t that many good ones, and yet we continue to devour them.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/11/pairing-wine-with-holiday-movies.html

 

THIS IS WHY PROSECCO IS THE PERFECT BUBBLY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

When planning the drinks menu for your holiday gathering, the question arises: Should one serve Champagne? Sparkling cider? Seltzer-spiked cocktails? The best option, however, is something else entirely: Prosecco,!

We Have Many Types AND Levels In Stock!

https://vinepair.com/articles/this-is-why-prosecco-is-the-perfect-bubbly-for-the-holidays/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b86afa879c-Nov_29_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b86afa879c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b86afa879c-38937345&mc_cid=b86afa879c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

The Differences Between Prosecco, Franciacorta, And Other Italian Bubbles, Explained

Here are the differences between Prosecco, Lambrusco, Franciacorta, Trentodoc, and Asti Spumante.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-differences-between-prosecco-franciacorta-and-other-italian-bubbles-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b86afa879c-Nov_29_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b86afa879c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b86afa879c-38937345&mc_cid=b86afa879c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

WHY WE ‘CHRISTEN’ SHIPS BY SMASHING BOTTLES OF CHAMPAGNE AGAINST THEIR HULLS

For as long as mankind has sailed the oceans, there’s been some form of ceremony to mark the launch of a new ship

https://vinepair.com/articles/champagne-christening-new-ships/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b86afa879c-Nov_29_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b86afa879c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b86afa879c-38937345&mc_cid=b86afa879c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

Champagne Toe-sts: The Strange History of Drinking Bubbly From Women’s Shoes

The strange, once-popular practice is said to be of Russian origin, dating back to the late 19th century.

https://vinepair.com/articles/champagne-womens-shoes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b86afa879c-Nov_29_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b86afa879c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b86afa879c-38937345&mc_cid=b86afa879c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

Oregon Cabernet on the rise

Internationally renowned for Pinot Noir, the quality of Oregon’s Cabernet Sauvignon has now reached “unprecedented levels,” according to several producers in the state.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/24431/Oregon_Cabernet_on_the_rise.html

Argentina’s top grape varieties: More Malbec and Syrah

The most important grape in Argentina is Malbec and it has doubled its acreage in the last 15 years. It has now 18% of the vine surface in the country. Syrah has also increased its acreage substantially.

https://www.bkwine.com/news/argentinas-top-grape-varieties-malbec-syrah/

The wine expert and liquor store owner has been selling for 47 years, sober for 33.

I know my wines. This is my specialty – the nose knows. If I have to, I swirl and spit. And I always spit.

http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/food_wine/the-wine-expert-and-liquor-store-owner-has-been-selling/article_513806f0-f36f-11e8-9daf-ab4e0a00144a.html

One man spent a decade studying hangovers. He may have found a cure.

Forget death and taxes: Hangovers may be society’s most brutal equalizer.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/one-man-spent-a-decade-studying-hangovers-he-may-have-found-a-cure/2018/11/28/d3a56f56-f185-11e8-80d0-f7e1948d55f4_story.html?utm_term=.15e6b1e392b9

Wine By Numbers: How Cathy Huyghe Created Big Data for the Wine Industry

The ability to crunch and analyze trillions of points of data has transformed so many consumer-facing industries: retail, fitness, even groceries. So why, Cathy Huyghe wondered, had it not impacted an industry she (and many of us) loved dearly: wine?

https://hypepotamus.com/people/cathy-huyghe/

How to Gift Wrap a Bottle of Wine 

Stumped on how to wrap a bottle of wine you’re gifting for the holidays? We’ve got you covered with 3 creative ways to give your gift a personal touch.

https://video.winespectator.com/play/id/5852516410001/name/How_to_Gift_Wrap_a_Bottle_of_Wine

Is Copper Safe for Wine?

The European Union is considering severely limiting the use of copper sulfate to fight mildew in vineyards; organic farmers argue fungus will run rampant without it

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Is-Copper-Safe-for-Wine

Syrah or Shiraz, what does it mean for price?

Syrah and Shiraz are made from the same variety of grapes but what you call the wine on the label has a big impact on the price, according to research by Charles Sturt University (CSU).

https://www.miragenews.com/syrah-or-shiraz-what-does-it-mean-for-price/

WU-TANG CLAN’S RAEKWON LAUNCHES LAMBRUSCO

As reported by Wine Spectator, the Wu-Tang Clan rapper has released Licataa Lambrusco in the US, which comes in a pale blue chrome bottle with an archer logo.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/wu-tang-clans-raekwon-launches-lambrusco/

CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE EXPLODES AS MAN TRIES TO SHOW-OFF SABERING SKILLS

A man was left red-faced after his attempt at sabrage didn’t exactly go to plan, with the bottle exploding all over him as he tried to remove the cork with a knife.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/watch-champagne-bottle-explodes-as-man-tries-to-show-off-sabering-skills/

How to Pretend to Know Something About Wine This Holiday Season

And Other Wine-Related Tips from American Wine Expert and Former Playboy Columnist, Dan Dunn

https://www.urbandaddy.com/articles/42948/how-to-pretend-to-know-something-about-wine-this-holiday-season

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=67930057&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8LFoMLcli_8NF0QBucJPcXcYY7NK6QtX_mhkirznVYGUpcjUW_-z9t0d1NwcxrNmvVrdGqlLl9JJup78tQl7B9LMnDlRRHOGdYcLaEmLeDEmsKVX8&_hsmi=67930603

Do Wine Drinkers Really Trade Up?

It’s a more complicated question than you might think

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/voices/do-wine-drinkers-really-trade-up/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=67930057&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8LFoMLcli_8NF0QBucJPcXcYY7NK6QtX_mhkirznVYGUpcjUW_-z9t0d1NwcxrNmvVrdGqlLl9JJup78tQl7B9LMnDlRRHOGdYcLaEmLeDEmsKVX8&_hsmi=67930603

FIREBALL-SPIKED CUPCAKES ARE HERE TO LIGHT UP YOUR HOLIDAY SPREAD

Fireball Cinnamon Whisky-dosed cupcakes are here, and all you have to do to make the dream come true is add Fireball to your cake batter.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/fireball-spiked-cupcakes-are-lit/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=18f7fc6201-NOV_30_2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-18f7fc6201-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-18f7fc6201-38937345&mc_cid=18f7fc6201&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

What makes a wine vintage?

Knowing the differences between various vintages is of paramount importance to wine collectors

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/wine/expert-guide/what-makes-a-vintage-wine/

What Exactly Is Kosher Beer Anyway?

When it comes to beer, though, the rules start to get a bit fuzzier.

https://oct.co/essays/kosher-beer-hanukkah-101

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 12-03-18

December 3, 2018

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Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

12-03-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Top 10 Reasons Wine Lovers Can Be Thankful

 

What Buyers Need to Know About Gose

Bloody Marys Require Restraint

 

AND MORE!

 

INHALABLE ALCOHOLIC BALLOONS TO LAUNCH ON INDIEGOGO

Cloud Buzz is described as a “refreshing” way to enjoy shots of all spirits, served in specially designed balloons that are pressurized, and contain vaporized premixed spirits inside.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/inhalable-alcoholic-balloons-to-launch-on-indiegogo/

MEXICAN TEQUILA REGULATORS NOT A FAN OF ELON MUSK’S ‘TESLAQUILA’

As reported by Reuters, Mexico’s Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT) is worried the name will confuse consumers, as “‘Teslaquila’ evokes the word tequila … [and] tequila is a protected word.”

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/mexican-tequila-regulators-teslaquila/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5991a86be4-Nov_19_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5991a86be4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5991a86be4-38937345&mc_cid=5991a86be4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Bloody Marys Require Restraint

The Bloody Mary is the most inconsistently made cocktail

https://vinepair.com/articles/dos-donts-bloody-mary-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5991a86be4-Nov_19_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5991a86be4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5991a86be4-38937345&mc_cid=5991a86be4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

AB INBEV WANTS TO SELL YOU A KEURIG FOR PRE-MIXED COCKTAILS

Drinkworks, a joint venture between the single-serving coffee machine maker, and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), announced a new pod-based drinks maker.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/ab-inbev-pre-mixed-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5991a86be4-Nov_19_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5991a86be4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5991a86be4-38937345&mc_cid=5991a86be4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Is Less Really More for Wine Labels?

Wine labels have a habit of being dense and over-complicated.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/11/is-less-really-more-for-wine-labels

 

New Industry Podcast

Pernod Ricard has launched a new podcast highlighting happenings across its portfolio. The bi-weekly podcast will run every other Wednesday, hosted by Tavarus Hogans, Pernod’s manager of performance and learning, and will center on “Four Key Things To Know” each week, including timely, seasonal products in the portfolio alongside material on new-and-noteworthy launches.

 

 

Brands are clueless about what consumers think are important (And the consequences can be disastrous)

 

THE UNLAMENTED DISAPPEARANCE OF RAISIN BLANC

The chances are, of course, that at least 90% percent of Winemag’s readership have never heard of raisin blanc

https://winemag.co.za/tim-james-the-unlamented-disappearance-of-raisin-blanc/

 

Do You Know Verdicchio and Le Marche, Italy Are Quietly Famous?

Some might even say it’s a best kept secret, but I don’t mind letting this secret out of the bag…

https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2018/11/18/do-you-know-verdicchio/

 

Wine without grapes

For thousands of years, wine has been a product that has played a role in festivities, religious events and day to day life. While some of those wines have been made from other fruit sources, the majority have relied on the production of grapes. Could this be set to change?

https://www.ruralnewsgroup.co.nz/wine-grower/wg-general-news/wine-without-grapes

 

Wine Spectator Unveils The Top 100 Wines Of 2018

After revealing its Top 10 Wines of 2018 in a countdown last week, Wine Spectator has now published its full Top 100 Wines list for the year.

Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select the Top 100, based on quality, value, availability, and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions, and vintages around the world.

For detailed profiles of the 2018 picks, check out the complete Top 100 Wines of 2018 package in the upcoming December 31, 2018, issue of Wine Spectator, which hits newsstands on December 4.

 

New Wine

Cooper & Thief Cellarmasters, part of the Constellation portfolio, has launched a new Cooper & Thief Cabernet Sauvignon ($60) that has aged six months in rye whiskey barrels from Constellation’s High West Distillery in Utah. This is the third entry in Cooper & Thief’s line of wines aged in spirits barrels, joining the Red Blend (primarily Merlot and Syrah) aged in ex-Bourbon barrels and Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc aged in former Casa Noble Añejo Tequila barrels.

 

9 QUESTIONS ABOUT BEAUJOLAIS YOU’RE TOO EMBARRASSED TO ASK

Made from acidic and fruity Gamay, Beaujolais is lighter-bodied and lower-alcohol than most reds, and offers a (relatively) inexpensive alternative to similar styles from nearby Burgundy.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-beaujolais-nouveau-2018-wine-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=078c766b04-Nov_20_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-078c766b04-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-078c766b04-38937345&mc_cid=078c766b04&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TECATE

Tecate is more than a Mexican lager. The self-described “true champion of men” claims to provide legendary nights, lifelong memories, and an ideal grilling companion. It also, somehow, thinks it is the perfect light lager for ladies.

https://vinepair.com/articles/tecate-beer-mexico-review-meaning/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=078c766b04-Nov_20_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-078c766b04-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-078c766b04-38937345&mc_cid=078c766b04&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What Buyers Need to Know About Gose

A primer on the little-known sour beer style, which is seeing explosive growth in the American craft market

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-buyers-need-to-know-about-gose/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=67635657&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–5in0dX6FM–93P_xf8i-SzKy3YwcYXS3A175YvfZYAr1FnhZsSqjqoLbQLMnDjixAuPlnLcOjjsx6wbWggHOB4FYkq5yrrdqRk34AryirlKoS49M&_hsmi=67635802

Feds shut down controversial Elouan wine labels

Wineries are forbidden from referring to specific Oregon winegrowing regions on their labels and marketing materials if the grapes are trucked from Oregon to California for production. All such wines are limited to using the word “Oregon” to describe their point of origin.

https://www.oregonlive.com/wine/index.ssf/2018/11/feds_lower_boom_on_controversi.html

THE ENTHUSIAST 100 OF 2018

The Enthusiast 100 is the apex of our yearly round-ups, offering an impressive collection that represents some of the top wines reviewed this year

https://www.winemag.com/toplists/enthusiast-top-100-wines-2018/

PORTUGAL RECORDS ‘LOWEST WINE PRODUCTION OF THE LAST TWO DECADES’

Reduction in yields was blamed on a heatwave in August and heavy rains that interrupted harvesting in October, as well as flash floods and storms in the Douro.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/portugal-records-lowest-wine-production-of-the-last-two-decades/

 

CHINA LAUNCHES ITS OWN WINE RATING SYSTEM

The Chinese wine rating system will use a scoring scale of 10 points, different from the more popular 100 point system favoured by critics such as Robert Parker and James Suckling

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/china-launches-its-own-wine-rating-system/

 

TOP WINE TRENDS FOR 2019

While a trend for veganism looks set to dominate the hospitality industry, will 2019 be the year it makes a significant mark on the drinks industry?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/bibendum-top-wine-trends-for-2019/

 

How To Not Be A Boring Wine Person

How to not be boring, when it comes to all things wine for the holidays.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2018/11/20/how-to-not-be-a-boring-wine-person/#9c589cc7a6ef

 

 

Keep an eye out for unusual varietals

The U.S. wine culture, one of the world’s youngest, has relied on a few grapes for its table wines. Wine regions in many other areas make table wines from far more grape varieties than most Americans ever imagined.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8976220-181/berger-on-wine-keep-an

 

Top 10 Reasons Wine Lovers Can Be Thankful

Interesting read

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2018/11/top-10-reasons-wine-lovers-can-be-thankful/

 

 

The Best White Wines For Red Wine Drinkers

Wine drinkers often times pick a side: Team Red or Team White. Red enthusiasts, who make up 58% of the American population

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/best-white-wines-for-red-wine-drinkers

Holiday Wine Pairing Guide

Sharing good food enriched with even better drink, the holidays seem to make their own memories.

https://www.modernrestaurantmanagement.com/holiday-wine-pairing-guide-infographic/

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Costco’s Wine

Here are seven things I learned about Costco’s wine. Did you know these things?

https://www.thekitchn.com/costco-wine-secrets-shopping-tips-262993

The 18 wine regions of Oregon, from green valleys to the high desert

When we talk about Oregon wine country, we are typically speaking about one place: the Willamette Valley.

https://www.oregonlive.com/expo/life-and-culture/erry-2018/11/40a837e3663598/the-18-wine-regions-of-oregon.html

 

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/#prettyPhoto

 

 

Is Your Wine Collection Insured? Probably Not!

On average, the value of the wine cellars of self-described wine connoisseurs is between $50,000 and $100,000. The total value of collectible wines and spirits in private hands has been estimated to be between $5 and $10 billion. Less than 10% of those collections are insured.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joemicallef/2018/11/24/is-your-wine-collection-insured-probably-not/#2793b4aa2010

 

Organic wine market set to grow dramatically over next five years

According to Reuters, sales of organic wine are forecast to top 1 billion bottles by 2022, up from 676 million last year and nearly three times the 349 million bottles sold in 2012.

https://europe.businesschief.com/leadership/2380/Organic-wine-market-set-to-grow-dramatically-over-next-five-years

 

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November 26, 2018

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Going for a checkup? You may be screened for alcohol use

 

Is Wine Gluten-Free?

 

THE 10 MOST POPULAR BEER BRANDS IN THE WORLD (2018)

 

AND MORE!

 

HESTON REVEALS TRICK TO MAKE WINE TASTE BETTER

He told the Australian paper that the trick to making any wine taste better is to picture someone “you love dearly” while you’re sipping it. To test the theory, he said you should then take another sip while thinking of someone you actively dislike.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/heston-reveals-trick-to-make-wine-taste-better/

 

TUSSOCK JUMPER BRINGS ‘WINE TO LIFE’ WITH APP

Just scan the front label, and the animal will come to life to tell the consumer about the product in an accent reflecting the source country of the wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/tussock-jumper-brings-wine-to-life-with-app/

 

Beer and American Patriotism are Inseparable Thanks to WWII

As anyone who has ever watched any sports broadcast can attest, nothing is more American than beer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/world-war-two-beer-patriotism/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8bf9aaf70b-Nov_12_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8bf9aaf70b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8bf9aaf70b-38937345&mc_cid=8bf9aaf70b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Next Wave of Sustainability in Wine

Winemakers discuss three ways to take environmental efforts to new heights

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-next-wave-of-sustainability-in-wine/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=67440873&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9BNFhfdi21IYBnzFmdRcVG__hBN47gDuu0QAvOuDkiFPPDvwQxoge2AAbI1zlJNFycO44uxcY6b61tRO793wZ_IznoH7q0MGXQan1V76mhOwQyFDI&_hsmi=67441329

 

Pabst says MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business

Pabst needs 4 million to 4.5 million barrels brewed annually and claims MillerCoors is its only option

https://m.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Pabst-says-MillerCoors-is-trying-to-put-it-out-of-13381917.php

 

Diageo to sell 19 brands to focus on premium ones

The company has agreed to long-term supply contracts with Sazerac for five of the brands for 10 years.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/diageo-to-sell-19-brands-to-focus-on-premium-ones-2018-11-12

DOES GALLO PRODUCE 1% OF THE WORLD’S WINE?

By comparison, Coca-Cola owns about 50% of the global soft drinks market, while Anheuser-Busch have a 28% share of the global beer market.

https://www.richardhemmingmw.com/blog/does-gallo-produce-1-of-the-worlds-wine

You don’t drink the same wine at home

Wine is situational. Wine doesn’t exist outside of a drinking experience, and that experience is part of our perception of wine.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/you-dont-drink-the-same-wine-at-home

WINE VERSUS FOOD

For the last 8,000 years, wine’s closest companion has been food. Indeed, the two are so close that they are often thought of as inseparable.

https://winespeed.com/blog/2018/11/wine-versus-food-in-surprising-and-important-ways/

THE TOP 10 BEST WINERIES IN THE WORLD FOR TOURISTS

Best Of Wine Tourism awards, we bring you the top 10 best wineries in the world for tourists.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/the-top-10-best-wineries-in-the-world-for-tourists/

Nebbiolo – The King of Piedmont’s Wine Grapes

Let’s look at the major production zones for Nebbiolo in Piemonte.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomhyland/2018/11/12/nebbiolo-the-king-of-piedmonts-wine-grapes/#da8a1af34219

What Is the Difference Between Natural and Organic Wine?

If you’re struggling to understand the difference between the two, you’re not alone.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/211458/what-is-the-difference-between-natural-and-organic-wine/

MyOeno Scans Your Wine for a Simplified Selection

The average American consumes nearly 3 gallons of wine per year, and a new device from France is revamping how Americans choose its wine by delivering enology to the smartphone.

https://scopeweekly.com/2018/11/12/myoeno-scans-your-wine-for-a-simplified-selection/

Should You Smell the Cork When Opening Wine? Always.

Smelling the cork after opening a bottle can seem like a relic of the past. But you’re making a huge mistake if you skip this step in evaluating wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/11/12/smelling-wine-cork-when-open-wine/

Winery Websites Must Comply With The Americans With Disability Act, But How?

Under Title III of the federal ADA law, businesses open to the public are required to provide individuals with disabilities full and equal access to “goods, services, facilities and accommodations.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2018/11/12/winery-websites-must-comply-with-the-americans-with-disability-act-but-how/#33c4aaa82cd0

How Many Wine Grape Varieties Exist?

Complexity of wine grape prime names as well as synonyms is truly a result of history:

https://jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/how-many-wine-grape-varieties-exist-james-melendez/

THE 10 MOST POPULAR BEER BRANDS IN THE WORLD (2018)

This year’s list of top-ranking beers, based on 2017 sales, is similar to last year’sresults, with a few key changes.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-biggest-beer-brands-world-2018/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=a0670b8b50-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-a0670b8b50-36686829

SMIRNOFF MADE VODKA-FILLED ORNAMENTS SO YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE CAN GET LIT

The holiday season is fast-approaching and Smirnoff is helping you, and your Christmas tree, get lit this year with its newly-released vodka-filled ornaments.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/smirnoff-vodka-filled-ornaments/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4e90f90403-Nov_14_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4e90f90403-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4e90f90403-38937345&mc_cid=4e90f90403&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The U.S. buys almost 1/3 of all European wine exports — #1 in the world

 

You can’t copyright taste, EU court says in setback for food industry

Unlike a literary, pictorial, cinematographic or musical work, the taste of a food product cannot be identified with precision and objectivity, judges said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-copyright-netherlands-food-idUSKCN1NI1IN

 

Trump right and wrong on ‘French’ wine tariffs

Trump went after France on several fronts in tweets Tuesday, including blasting tariffs on its emblematic wine.

https://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/business/article221613485.html#storylink=cpy

Why You Should Reconsider Sekt

New designations from Austria and Germany are pushing forward the quality of this undervalued sparkling wine category

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-you-should-reconsider-sekt/

 

 

Is Wine Gluten-Free?

A handy guide for celiac sufferers, dieters and the gluten intolerant

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Is-Wine-Gluten-Free?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Health111418&utm_campaign=Health111418

Lamplighter brewed up a Harry Potter-themed beer

Professor Lupulin apparates to Cambridge MA

https://www.boston.com/culture/beer/2018/11/14/lamplighter-brewed-up-a-harry-potter-themed-beer

The new Tide box looks like boxed wine, and the internet is freaking out

Tide’s new Eco-Box detergent container looks like a box of Franzia.

https://www.today.com/home/new-tide-eco-box-looks-boxed-wine-franzia-t141999

GUINNESS RELEASES ITS FIRST-EVER BARREL-AGED STOUT

According to an announcement from Diageo, parent company of both Guinness and Bulleit, the beer is brewed at the Guinness brewery in Dublin, then aged for eight months in Bulleit bourbon barrels in Baltimore.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/guinness-releases-its-first-ever-barrel-aged-stout/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4900d210ce-Nov_15_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4900d210ce-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4900d210ce-38937345&mc_cid=4900d210ce&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Going for a checkup? You may be screened for alcohol use

Screening and counseling for unhealthy alcohol use could become part of a standard doctor’s visit, according to the United States Preventive Services Task Force.

http://www.latimes.com/newsletters/ny-news-screening-alcohol-use-20181113-story.html

Scientific study into Barbera d’Asti launched

A scientific study has been launched into the plant phytochemistry and the sensorial characteristics of Italian wine Barbera d’Asti.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/24359/Scientific_study_into_Barbera_d_92Asti_launched.html

High-Priced Red Blends Hot in DtC DtC shipments up 22%, U.S. wine sales rise 5% in latest Wine Industry Metrics report

https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/206144/High-Priced-Red-Blends-Hot-in-DtC

 

In the Red Zone: Drew Bledsoe Builds New Walla Walla Winery

The former NFL star and Doubleback vintner told us his plans for the snazzy new 14,000-square-foot facility.

IN STOCK

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Drew-Bledsoe-Doubleback-NFL-Walla-Walla-Winery-Unfiltered

Study: More people drink alcohol in darker, colder climates

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have confirmed, by studying global data, that it’s true around the world: Climate and drinking patterns are inversely related, meaning the warmer and sunnier the climate, the less people drink alcohol.

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/2018/11/15/Data-alcohol-drinking-Pitt-temperatures-sunlight-cold-cirrhosis-liver/stories/201811140176

Thinking outside the wine barrel: 1000 Stories creator Bob Blue talks bourbon barrel-aged Zinfandel

When I first started out as a winemaker, wine barrels were not widely available and American oak barrels were for whisky, not wine. So we ended up purchasing used bourbon barrels, which we then neutralized.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/24370/Thinking_outside_the_wine_barrel:_1000_Stories_creator_Bob_Blue_talks_bourbon_barrel-aged_Zinfandel.html

First lady of champagne: The extraordinary woman behind Veuve Clicquot

The French champagne house takes its name (which translates as “Widow Clicquot”) from an extraordinary, pioneering lady who overcame unimaginable hurdles to transform Veuve Clicquot into one of the world’s most sought-after fine wines.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/veuve-clicquot/index.html

Could the Finger Lakes be the next Napa Valley for whites?

The Finger Lakes were named the “Best Wine Region in the United States” by national daily USA Today. Around 130 wineries strive to turn the spotlight on a region where admittedly the climate can be harsh, but whose potential for growing top Rieslings is undeniable.

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-88537-Could-the-Finger-Lakes-be-the-next-Napa-Valley-for-whites.htm

Wine grape vineyards on the road to recovery after debilitating drought

The South African wine industry expects at this early stage that the 2019 wine grape crop will return to normal levels in most regions thanks to good rainfall hot on the heels of a three year-long drought. The Klein Karoo however, is still experiencing a serious water shortage.

https://news.wine.co.za/News.aspx?NEWSID=33861&CLIENTID=&SPOTLIGHTID=

Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri-Sassicaia Sassicaia 2015 Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year

The Top 10 list is now available on top100.winespectator.com, with the full Top 100 list to be revealed on Monday, November 19.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/11/16/tenuta-san-guido-bolgheri-sassicaia-sassicaia-2015-wine-spectators-wine-year

Wine Spectator Top 10 Does Not Represent the American Drinker

When I was a retailer this list made customers go crazy, they would scramble for the wines, and call every day from around America to see what we have in stock. As a retailer we did not like the list because:

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/11/16/top-10-does-not-represent-american-drinker

Crémant: the party fizz to replace prosecco

It’s the sparkling wine alternative that won’t break the bank

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2018/nov/16/prosecco-wine-cava-cremant-fiona-beckett

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PAIRING ALTO ADIGE WINE WITH SOUPS & STEWS

Surviving a long, cold winter is all about mastering the art of getting cozy, starting with a hot meal and glass of wine

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-complete-guide-to-pairing-alto-adige-wine-with-soups-stews/

Cheap wine is terrible and other wine myths debunked

Here are five fallacies you may have heard and why each one is dead wrong.

https://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/2018/11/16/cheap-wine-is-terrible-and-other-wine-myths-debunked.html

 

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-19-18

November 19, 2018

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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11-19-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

The 16-oz. Beer Can: A Cold One That’s a Hot One

 

It’s Time to Pay Attention to New Hampshire Wine

 

Calvados: The Apple Of A Brandy Drinker’s Eye

 

AND MORE!

 

Go ahead and laugh at the wine and egg diet

A real thing, the diet has been exhumed from the pages of Vogue, circa 1977, and is making the viral rounds.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/teach-me/108357173/the-wine-and-eggs-diet-is-only-one-of-many-crazy-weightloss-fads

 

JAMESSUCKLING.COM’S WINE OF THE YEAR AND TOP 100 WINES OF 2018

We hope you enjoy this year’s Top 100

https://www.jamessuckling.com/wine-tasting-reports/top-100-2018/

Holiday Patron

Patrón Tequila has debuted a new large-size, limited release bottle for its Silver Tequila ahead of the holiday season. Decorated with a white and green ribbon design, the new one-liter bottling features a metal label and a metallic stopper, both engraved with the signature Patrón bee. The 2018 Limited Edition 1-Liter Patrón Silver Tequila is available nationwide, retail priced at $70 a 750-ml. Bacardi fully acquired Patrón Spirits back in May, in a transaction that valued the company at around $5.1 billion.

 

Handle Old Fashioneds With Care

Tips and tricks for making excellent Old Fashioneds. Here is everything you need to know.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dos-donts-old-fashioned-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b2220b0345-Nov_06_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b2220b0345-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b2220b0345-38937345&mc_cid=b2220b0345&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wine, Consumers and the Court

There is no other category of consumer whose day to day commercial habits are more impacted by politics than wine consumers

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2018/11/wine-consumers-and-the-court/

 

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OPUS ONE WINERY

Launched in 1979, when interest in Napa winemaking was still nascent, Opus One is an ambitious joint venture between two of the world’s most esteemed winemaking figures.

https://vinepair.com/articles/opus-one-best-napa-winery/

 

How many grape clones are there per variety?

The number of clones is often related to the genetic mutation rate of the variety.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2018/11/how-many-grape-clones-are-there-per.html

 

More Prestigious California Vineyards Get SIP Certified in 2018

Jackson Family Wines and Scheid Family Wines Certify Additional Acreage the Wine Industry’s Premier Sustainability Organization

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/11/05/california-vineyards-sip-certified-2018

 

How to Pair Wine With Barbecue

There are bottles that can amplify the smoky, fatty greatness of perfect brisket or a rack of tender ribs. It’s true: Barbecue is great, but wine — specifically Côte-Rôtie from the Rhône Valley of France — can make it even better.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/11/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-bbq.html

 

WHAT IS BRIX IN WINE (AND BEER)?

The ability to calculate sugar levels in a liquid, such as grape must or a wort, allows winemakers and brewers to calculate what its alcohol content will be after fermentation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-brix-wine-beer-sugar/

 

This Lexus concept car is a wine tasting room on wheels

Lexus’ ES 350 concept car is a luxury wine tasting room and 3.5-litre engine sports car rolled into one.


https://www.wineland.co.za/this-lexus-concept-car-is-a-wine-tasting-room-on-wheels/

 

New Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola Winery has introduced Apocalypse Now Red Blend in celebration of the namesake film’s 40th anniversary. A blend of Sonoma County-sourced Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Malbec, the new wine features a label that, when scanned by a smartphone, reveals rare videos related to the production of Apocalypse Now, including commentary from director Francis Ford Coppola. The 2015 Apocalypse Now Red Blend ($30 a 750-ml.) is a limited edition offering that will be available online and at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery tasting room in Geyserville, California starting November 10.

Exploring Ancient Alchemy and Remote Terrain to Find France’s Best-Kept Wine Secret

Four hundred years before Portugal began producing Port, an alchemist in France discovered the method, known as mutage, of creating fortified wines.

https://vinepair.com/articles/french-secret-wine-port-banyuls/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fcc971c80b-Nov_06_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fcc971c80b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-fcc971c80b-38937345&mc_cid=fcc971c80b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Reinventing the Humble Beer Keg

The biggest change in storing lagers since the 1950s means tap beers taste fresher than ever.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-11-06/carlsberg-dumps-steel-beer-barrels-for-new-plastic-alternative

Why You Should Get to Know Chinese Wine

China isn’t the first place you probably think of when searching for quality wine, but Moët Hennessy and Maxence Dulou are trying to change that.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/ao-yun-luxury-chinese-wine/

The Science of Esters in Wine

Wine experts discuss what differentiates esters from other aroma compounds

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-esters-in-wine/

Domestic Sparkling Wine Finds Its Identity

Winemakers on both coasts of the U.S. describe their processes in producing méthode champenoise wine
https://www.winesandvines.com/features/article/205385/Domestic-Sparkling-Wine-Finds-Its-Identity

Bubbles! The physics of champagne

Popping a cork at a big celebration sets off a gloriously complex train of events. Phil Dooley explains.

https://cosmosmagazine.com/physics/bubbles-the-physics-of-champagne

Wine Appreciation: connoisseurship or snobbery?

We don’t have to venture far these days to realize that all is not well in the world of wine criticism.

http://www.worldoffinewine.com/news/wine-appreciation-connoisseurship-or-snobbery-6830173

Courts Take a Closer Look at Wine Shipping

A wave of surprising legal judgments has been unfolding over the past couple of months relating to the US three-tier wine sales system

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/11/courts-take-a-closer-look-at-wine-shipping

New Zealand now 16th largest global wine producer

Italy has been the largest wine producer since 2015 when it overtook France, now in second place. Spain is in third place, while Australia maintains its fifth position.

https://www.therealreview.com/2018/11/07/new-zealand-now-16th-largest-global-wine-producer/

 

Saka Wines Launches World’s First Cannabis-Infused Alcohol-Removed Sparkling Brut and Still Rose’ Wines From Napa Valley

Wines are blended with a proprietary formulation of tasteless, odorless water-soluble ratio of THC and CBD derived from organic craft cannabis and powered by cutting edge technology. The first infused beverages of their kind, Saka promises to deliver a truly elevated infused experience.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/saka-wines-launches-worlds-first-cannabis-infused-alcohol-removed-sparkling-brut-and-still-rose-wines-from-napa-valley-300744732.html

 

How good company can make any wine taste good

The main objective of almost any wine is giving pleasure. And we can’t assist a wine’s manifest destiny unless we give it a chance to prove its worth by providing it a proper setting.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8916189-181/berger-on-wine-enjoying-wine?sba=AAS

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TREAT MAKING TEQUILA LIKE CHAMPAGNE

The answer is a surprising blend of technical innovation and centuries-old craft

https://www.saveur.com/volcan-tequila-distillery

Calvados: The Apple Of A Brandy Drinker’s Eye

There are no wine appellations in Normandy. Grapes, revered elsewhere in France, are an afterthought in this region that stretches out into the English Channel on France’s northwest coast, about a two hour drive from Paris.

https://vinous.com/articles/calvados-the-apple-of-a-brandy-drinker-s-eye-nov-2018

CORONA BOTTLE EXPLODES ‘LIKE HAND GRENADE,’ INJURES CALIFORNIA MAN

This happens because of too much sugar, bottling too early, or excess carbonation.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/corona-bottle-explodes-like-hand-grenade/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2bd952e74f-Nov_08_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2bd952e74f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2bd952e74f-38937345&mc_cid=2bd952e74f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

If You Buy Organic Wine, You May Be Funding Far More Soil Damage

Interesting look at copper sulfate, a fungicide certified by organic marketing groups.

https://www.acsh.org/news/2018/11/07/if-you-buy-organic-wine-you-may-be-funding-far-more-soil-damage-13578

What Does “Natural” Mean for German Wine?

Among the world’s most environmentally conscious nations, Germany boasts a long history of organic farming.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/german-natural-wine-riesling-pet-nat/

 

Local Cider News

Massachusetts’ Artifact Cider Project has partnered with the Massachusetts Beverage Alliance to expand distribution across the state. The cidery, which produces a range of dry ciders sourced from Northeastern orchards, has grown from 500 cases in 2014 to a projected 40,000 cases from the 2018 harvest. In addition, the company will be moving to a new location in the Pioneer Valley and plans to open a new production facility with a taproom in 2019. Artifact’s ciders are available in 16-ounce cans and on draft in six states.

 

Mastering the Mis-interpreted Merlot

Experts gather to discuss the growing Merlot market
https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/205698/Mastering-the-Mis-interpreted-Merlot

Why Younger Consumers Are Cause for Concern in Alcoholic Beverages Category

Now, as Generation Z comes of age and millennials continue to wield extraordinary spending power, convenience store retailers need to begin looking at their impact on the beer cave.

https://csnews.com/why-younger-consumers-are-cause-concern-alcoholic-beverages-category

60% of Millennials are likely to buy private-label beverages

The Champagne of Beers’ Will Come in Champagne Bottles for the Holiday Season

The suggested retail price is just $3.49—or significantly cheaper than most champagnes.

https://www.foodandwine.com/beer/miller-high-life-champagne-bottles

 

Saving America’s Indigenous Wine Grapes

The U.S. is home to a preponderance of the world’s indigenous grapes species and yet, only a few producers vinify choice heritage vines into quality wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/11/07/americas-indigenous-wine-grapes/

 

Who Are Wine Tourists

There are, of course, studies and surveys of the visitors and why they come. I think you can break them down like this.

http://wineinsonoma.blogspot.com/2018/11/who-are-wine-tourists.html

 

WHERE DO RESTAURANT INSIDERS TURN FOR INSPIRATION?

ITALIAN WINES. HERE’S WHY.

https://vinepair.com/articles/where-do-restaurant-insiders-turn-for-inspiration/

 

It’s Time to Pay Attention to New Hampshire Wine

Don’t think of New Hampshire as wine country? A number of pioneering producers have turned to local grapes, fruits and honey to craft unique offerings.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/11/08/new-hampshire-wine/

 

Why Is It So Hard to Be a Mom in the Wine Business?

The cards are stacked against us, but we can work toward change

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-is-it-so-hard-to-be-a-mom-in-the-wine-business/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=67361158&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–6eb8B7zPNpg6ey9SPrqZvLQS1HsUY7WfRnXxeWMYx0tSwTuFxFY8T66BSVWAL4xOwQMOzw6iQfX3FgfPffRq4XPuUfMjTII-OUByNVTPugwZqj_c&_hsmi=67361357

The Science Behind Why “Low Alcohol” Wine Matters for Your Health

Alcohol is one of the most controversial topics health and wellness practitioners must navigate. Frequently, readers of this blog ask if alcohol consumption can be a part of a healthy lifestyle — my answer is, it depends.

https://www.drperlmutter.com/low-alcohol-wine/

 

New Mondavi Plan Upsets Some Locals

Despite the passing of its two iconic founding brothers – Robert and Peter – and the sale of the Robert Mondavi Winery in 2004, the current and third generation of Mondavi family members continues to show a keen interest in the wine business.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/11/new-mondavi-plan-upsets-some-locals

The 16-oz. Beer Can: A Cold One That’s a Hot One

Something nebulous about the slightly larger size signals high quality and high taste — with high sales to match.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/08/business/wendy-macnaughton-16-oz-beer-can.html

 

 

Prince Charles drives a car that (sorta) runs on white wine

The Aston Martin in question was in fact modified to run on a fuel called E85, which is a mixture of bioethanol and petrol. Bioethanol, a biofuel and fuel additive, can be derived from a huge number of sources – including, but not limited to, waste biomass such as surplus wine…

https://thetakeout.com/prince-charles-aston-martin-sorta-runs-on-white-wine-1830340937

The Rise of Private Wine Labels

Top restaurateurs turn to their own bottlings for a unique selling point.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/11/the-rise-of-private-wine-labels

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-12-18

November 12, 2018

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

11-12-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

GUIDE TO HOSTING THANKSGIVING

The Realist’s Guide to Keto Wines

14 things you didn’t know about the history of beer

 

AND MORE!

 

QUIZ: DO YOU DRINK LIKE A DEMOCRAT OR A REPUBLICAN?

Find out which political party your drinking preferences most closely align with, according to polling data.

https://vinepair.com/political-drinks-quiz/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=146fd752c3-Oct_29_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-146fd752c3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-146fd752c3-38937345&mc_cid=146fd752c3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why don’t all beer bottles have screw caps?

The main reason breweries don’t use twist-offs is because they’re not as reliable a seal.

https://thetakeout.com/why-don-t-all-beer-bottles-have-screw-caps-1830000744

Italy’s wine industry is being tested by the effects of climate change in its vineyards

In a region celebrated for the prosecco and pinot grigio it ships around the world, Italy’s particularly sensitive white wine grapes have become a telltale of even gradual temperature increases — a climate slipping from ideal to nearly ideal.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/how-climate-change-is-upending-the-patterns-and-predictability-of-italys-wine-industry/2018/10/28/3ae7a9a0-c71e-11e8-9c0f-2ffaf6d422aa_story.html?utm_term=.8b69ea5d29f6

Why Is Chardonnay Still America’s Best-selling Wine?

It’s the Mayonnaise of Wines: The Blockbuster Beverage You Won’t Admit You Love

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/why-is-chardonnay-still-americas-best-selling-wine.html

If it’s not organic, it’s not natural wine

Adding sulphur (Sulphur dioxide, SO2) to wine is standard practice in winemaking. Its main function is to inhibit or kill unwanted yeasts and bacteria, and to protect wine from oxidation.

https://citymag.indaily.com.au/habits/plate-and-cup/not-organic-not-natural-wine/

Carménère, the unexpected gift from Chile

This distinctive grape emerged on the scene almost by stealth

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2018/oct/28/wines-of-the-week-carmenere-the-unexpected-gift-from-chile

How the subscription economy will impact wine

So how does the wine industry fit into the subscription economy?

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/how-subscription-economy-will-impact-wine

How to source wine from my birth year

How would I go about sourcing wine from my birth year,

https://community.thewinesociety.com/t/how-to-source-wine-from-my-birth-year/4017

New York Wineries Sued over Website Accessibility for Visually Impaired

Lawsuits accuse wineries like Long Island’s Wölffer Estate of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/New-York-Wineries-Sued-over-Website-Accessibility

The Winery that Cried Wolf on Cork

A Napa producer started a lawsuit over corks but then went strangely quiet.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/10/the-winery-that-cried-wolf-on-cork

California brandy is better than ever.

Will consumers notice?

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/amp/California-brandy-is-better-than-ever-Will-13323976.php?utm_campaign

Why millennials prefer cannabis to booze:

‘Zero enjoyment out of drinking’ (and pot’s cheaper, too)

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/millennials-appear-to-like-cannabis-more-than-booze-2018-09-26

Budweiser and Bud Light’s downward spirals continues as millennials ditch beer

Budweiser and Bud Light’s battle to win over Americans continues.

https://www.businessinsider.com/budweiser-bud-lights-downward-spiral-continues-2018-10

Pepper your wine with rotundone: yes, but until when?

This oxygenated sesquiterpene still relatively little studied across the world, is responsible for pepper aroma in grapes and wine

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2018/10/28/pepper-your-wine-with-rotundone-yes-but-until-when/

Got a thing for spirits? What about geography?

Put your combined skills to the test by guessing the origins of each of these renowned spirits brands.

https://vinepair.com/spirits-country-quiz/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=224c5f57f1-October+30%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&mc_cid=224c5f57f1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Inevitable Rise of Cult Napa Wines

WHAT IS A “CULT” WINE?

https://vinepair.com/articles/napa-cult-wine-trend/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=224c5f57f1-October+30%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&mc_cid=224c5f57f1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

11 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CIGAR CITY BREWING

Cigar City Brewing launched in Tampa, Fla., in 2009 and swiftly became a cult favorite

https://vinepair.com/articles/cigar-city-jai-alai-brewing-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=224c5f57f1-October+30%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&mc_cid=224c5f57f1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

14 things you didn’t know about the history of beer

You probably don’t think about it every time you crack open a cold one, but beer is one of the oldest bedrocks of human civilization, brewed all over the world for longer than recorded history.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/facts-about-the-history-of-beer-2018-10?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=c112dcab16-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-c112dcab16-36686829

The Trouble with Cellaring Wine

Drinking a well-aged vintage is a great joy. But when you cellar away the perfect wine, does the right moment to open it ever really come?

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/29/trouble-with-cellaring-wine/

How to Find Cheap White Wine That Doesn’t Suck

Shopping at a smaller store means that the cheaper options are more curated—if a store has limited space, they want to make sure they offer quality options at a variety of prices.

https://skillet.lifehacker.com/how-to-find-cheap-white-wine-that-doesnt-suck-1830029232

13 Gifts Any Wine Lover Will Appreciate

We all have at least one friend or family member with a serious love of wine.

https://www.housebeautiful.com/shopping/g24415972/wine-lover-gifts/

TOP 100 CELLAR SELECTIONS OF 2018

Each year, of the roughly 23,000 wines reviewed, only a portion (close to 4%) are designated Cellar Selections

https://www.winemag.com/toplists/top-100-cellar-selections-2018/

Wineries Seek Exclusive Appellations

Certain wineries are taking the plunge to create their own appellations exclusive only to them

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/10/wineries-seek-exclusive-appellations

There’s a Wine Theme Park in France

This 80 million euro conglomerate attracts travelers from all over the world who want to sample 800 varieties of wine from 70 different countries

https://thepointsguy.com/news/theres-a-wine-theme-park-in-france-and-we-cant-wait-to-visit/?navtid=Latest-1

 

Napa Vineyard Worker Killed By Grape-Harvesting Machine

A Napa vineyard worker was killed in an accident involving a grape harvesting machine

https://youtu.be/Ru0rTEhTodQ

 

‘UNCRUSHABLE’ IS A MOVIE THAT SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN MADE

apturing the most intimate moments of despair and heroism during the 2017 wildfires, celebrity chef Tyler Florence’s ‘Uncrushable’ looks unflinchingly at a cross-section of Sonoma and Napa disaster survivors bonded by loss.

https://www.sonomamag.com/biteclub/uncrushable-is-a-movie-that-should-never-have-been-made/

Wineries to Watch 2018

Here are some of the new producers we discovered in our tastings in 2018, as well as a few established growers who surprised us with their latest releases. Watch for these 14 names in the year ahead.

https://www.wineandspiritsmagazine.com/news/entry/wineries-to-watch-2018

 

Making Big Data Work for Wine

The vast majority of wine consumers have low or minimal engagement, but that engagement grows as they become more enthusiastic about wine.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/30/making-big-data-work-for-wine

 

Uncovering Blind Spots to Differentiate Your Brand

How can business owners use balanced passion and confidence to capitalize on opportunities and address the needs their brand requires for success?

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/30/uncovering-blind-spots-differentiate-brand

 

Erasing Montepulciano confusion

If you want to argue that the world of fine wine is never confusing, you should probably avert your eyes from Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.

http://wineloverspage.com/2018/10/montepulciano-confusion/

BREWERS ASSOCIATION MAY CHANGE ITS DEFINITION OF CRAFT BEER

American trade group the Brewers Association has informed its members of proposed changes to its official definition of ‘craft beer’ as it considers dropping one of its three current requirements.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/brewers-association-may-change-its-definition-of-craft-beer/

Prosecco Pie Exists, Thanksgiving Is Saved

Have you ever found yourself eating dessert and thinking, “This is delicious, but it lacks sparkling wine?” Well, you are in luck.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/prosecco-pie-exists

 

The Beer Renaissance Gets A Documentary

A new documentary from director Douglas Triola, Brewmaster, attempts to capture this moment in American beer culture.

https://www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.forbes.com/sites/davidalm/2018/10/26/the-beer-renaissance-gets-a-documentary/amp/?amp_js_v=0.1&usqp=mq331AQGCAEoATgA#origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&prerenderSize=1&visibilityState=prerender&paddi

 

Do women and men have measurably different relationships with wine?

The answer: yes, but not as much as you might think

https://www.wineintelligence.com/equal-sometimes-different/

 

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEER CHEESE, INCLUDING HOW TO MAKE IT

Basically, beer cheese can be whatever you want it to be, is almost guaranteed to be delicious, and it only takes 10 to 15 minutes to make

https://vinepair.com/articles/beer-cheese-best-recipe/

100% ALUMINIUM RESEALABLE DRINKS CAN DEVELOPED

A Texas-based tech firm has launched a resealable drinks can called SipNShut in response to consumer demand, which it hopes will disrupt the canned drinks market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/resealable-drinks-can-developed/

The Realist’s Guide to Keto Wines

What makes a great keto wine?

https://winefolly.com/update/the-realists-guide-to-keto-wines/?utm_campaign=11%2F1%2F2018+-+Weekly%3A+Keto+Wines+%28Lhr7aY%29&utm_medium=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D&utm_source=Wine+Folly

A Wine And Food Lover’s Guide To Galicia, Spain

The northwest corner of Spain inundates the senses with splendor.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradjaphe/2018/10/31/a-wine-and-food-lovers-guide-to-galicia-spain/#17e1cde916ed

Imagine no more wine headaches

Can gadgets help?

https://drinkpurewine.com/

 

Francis Ford Coppola Launches Cannabis Product

The Grower’s Series by Francis Ford Coppola is a cannabis lifestyle brand

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=205390

 

Scientific research reveals why wine ratings and recommendations fail so often

Everyone has a different sense of smell. Taste is mostly determined by smell.

http://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=95497

 

Inventor Develops an Alcohol Bottle and Bong

“I drink and smoke and thought it would be a good idea to combine the two together,” said an inventor from Round Rock, Texas

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/inventhelp-inventor-develops-an-alcohol-bottle-and-bong-aup-975-300738924.html

 

What the people who do wine lists still don’t understand about restaurant wine pricing

Not enough people who put together wine lists understand that pricing is more important than anything else.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/what-the-people-who-do-wine-lists-still-dont-understand-about-restaurant-wine-pricing/

 

Who is spending the most on alcohol? Biggest drinkers appear to be in western US

People in the United States are drinking more, and some are spending a bigger share of their income on alcohol.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/economy/2018/10/31/cities-that-spend-the-most-on-alcohol/38255755/

 

Start-up to launch ‘world’s first’ cannabis-infused gin

Australian start-up The Cannabis Company is set to release what it claims is the world’s first gin distilled using cannabis oils.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/11/start-up-to-launch-worlds-first-cannabis-infused-gin/

 

BOOMING CHINESE WINE MARKET SPAWNS BULK SPECIALISTS

China’s bullish demand for wine has spawned a growing industry of bulk wine business that specialise in creating commercial wines specially tailored for the Chinese market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/booming-chinese-wine-market-spawns-bulk-specialists/

Wine Fest Drone Show Ends in Wine Fest Drones Crashing Out of Sky

Huge LED formations of fanciful wine bottles and Champagne flutes lighting up the sky in a drone show over Victoria Harbor at last week’s Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival. But the show, and 46 drones, came to an abrupt end when said drones unexpectedly made a plummet-out-of-the-sky formation into the water. Authorities are now investigating what went wrong.

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Wine-Fest-Drone-Show-Crash-Hong-Kong-Unfiltered

Farmer’s wine guide — the basics and beyond

Where does one start on their journey to becoming a wine pro?

https://www.agdaily.com/crops/farmers-wine-guide-basics-beyond/

 

GUIDE TO HOSTING THANKSGIVING

We’re here to help guide you from cocktail hour to dessert, including innovative side dishes, wine pairing tips and tasty options for your main course.

https://www.winemag.com/thanksgiving-hosting-guide/

 

How Moldova is fast putting itself on the world wine map

Moldova has more vines per capita than anywhere else in the world – over 7% of arable land and 4% of total land –  with wine accounting for anything up to one quarter of foreign currency earnings; historically, Russia has accounted for some 95% of wine exports.

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/moldova-world-wine-map/

 

62% of Americans spend $8 to $15 for a bottle of wine (Only 6% for $21+)

 

What do wine drinkers want?

Wine drinkers want mostly simple things. Why is that too much to ask?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/what-do-wine-drinkers-want/

 

Prosecco Ponderings — Paying More For Less

Now wait…wasn’t there a Prosecco shortage?

https://spitbucket.net/2018/11/01/prosecco-ponderings-paying-more-for-less/

 

Wine Appreciation: connoisseurship or snobbery?

We don’t have to venture far these days to realize that all is not well in the world of wine criticism.

http://www.worldoffinewine.com/news/wine-appreciation-connoisseurship-or-snobbery-6830173

 

Keys to success selling wine in the US -What’s IN and what’s OUT?

Wine knowledge is important but it’s nowhere near enough. Put down the wine glass, pick up a calculator. This is a BUSINESS!

http://salisburycreative.com/wordpress_d/keys-to-success-selling-wine-in-the-us-whats-in-and-whats-out/

 

NEW VIEW ON ROMAN TEXT REWRITES WINE-MAKING HISTORY

How exactly did agricultural innovations spread in the ancient world?

https://www.futurity.org/ancient-romans-food-wine-technology-1902032/

 

Napa County formulating new rules for winery rule-breakers

A winery might be entitled to make a maximum of 20,000 gallons annually of wine and be caught making 30,000 gallons. It would then have to stick with 20,000 gallons for a year before the county would consider a higher number.

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/napa-county-formulating-new-rules-for-winery-rule-breakers/article_11518f51-a7d3-5ea8-a10b-c518a78f7612.html

What Makes a Wine Expensive?

There’s more to what makes a wine expensive than just the materials that made the wine. Sure, a $100 wine is much more expensive to make than a $10 wine. But is there such a big gap between a $100 wine and a $100,000 wine? What makes the world’s most expensive wines so expensive?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/11/what-makes-a-wine-expensive

Jerry Bell Jr. on Making Films About Winemakers of Color

Filmmaker Jerry Bell Jr. discusses learning about wine and the inspiration behind his film “Red, White & Black: An Oregon Wine Story.”

https://www.winemag.com/2018/11/02/jerry-bell-jr-making-films-about-black-winemakers/

Why isn’t wine bottled in recycled glass?

While some wine bottles are indeed made from recycled glass, it’s true that many are not, and the production of a new glass bottle is responsible for a large part of a bottle of wine’s carbon footprint. The good news is that glass is recyclable, and in the Netherlands, more than 90 percent of glass containers end up being recycled. That’s far more than here in the U.S., where various agencies report that only about a quarter to a third of our glass containers are recycled. America needs to do a better job of going Dutch!

One of the reasons that wine bottles in particular are sometimes not recycled is because they’re often dyed green or brown, and they need to be sorted by color, if not by the consumer then by the recycling facility. Additionally, glass is heavy, and that makes transporting it to sometimes-far-away recycling facilities expensive if not cost-prohibitive.

After being collected, glass bottles are crushed and ground into what’s called “cullet,” and this ground glass is sold back to glass manufacturers to be melted into new products, including new bottles. “New” glass can contain as much as 70 percent cullet.

For more insight, I spoke to Sarah Bar, project manager at Gallo Glass Company (founded in 1958 by vintners Ernest and Julio Gallo). Gallo Glass is the largest consumer of recycled glass in California, purchasing more than 30 percent of all the glass recycled in the state, and Bar says that on average, the bottles for E.&J. Gallo’s wines are made from about 50 percent recycled glass. “Any time I can talk about recycling, I’m a happy camper,” she said.

She explained that glass manufacturers actually prefer to use recycled glass. Cullet not only requires less energy to melt, but melting it also generates fewer emissions. “Once you melt that recycled bottle for the first time, we no longer release the emissions from raw materials,” Bar explained. “So the more we use recycled bottles, the better the impact on the environment.”

—Dr. Vinny

 

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THE PRICE OF A BEER AT EVERY NFL FOOTBALL STADIUM IN 2018

Do you think towns should ban what sizes of liquor are sold?

The Best Wines for Cooking and How to Use Them

AND MORE!

 

South Africa Signs Wine Labeling Protocol

The protocol further defines aspects relating to alcohol tolerance, vintage, variety and wine regions.

https://allafrica.com/stories/201810210058.html

Reasons Why Non Wine Consumers Avoid Wine

States With Legal Marijuana Have a Higher Rate of Car Accidents, Study Says

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, said that car accidents reported to police in three states that had legalized marijuana sales—Colorado, Washington, and Oregon—saw 5.2% more accidents than did their neighboring states.

http://fortune.com/2018/10/18/legal-marijuana-car-accidents-study/

A New Wave of Umami Wines Blooms Under Flor

New World winemakers are utilizing the yeast layer to create savory, unfortified wines that reference Old World regions

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/a-new-wave-of-umami-wines-blooms-under-flor/

REAL PROSECCO CAN HAVE A LONGER SHELF LIFE THAN CHAMPAGNE

Prosecco can outlive Champagne was only true for high-quality Prosecco Superiore DOCG

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/real-prosecco-can-have-a-longer-shelf-life-than-champagne-says-sandro-bottega/

This Baja wine region is the Napa Valley of Mexico

Mexico’s wine capital is just an hour south of Tijuana in valleys around Ensenada, and it produces nearly 90 percent of the country’s wines.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/This-Baja-wine-region-is-the-Napa-Valley-of-Mexico-13320939.php

Here’s why you should never put vodka in the freezer, according to the creator of Grey Goose

If the vodka you’re drinking is cheap and low-quality then keeping it at such low temperatures will hide any “aggressive, burning notes,”

https://www.businessinsider.com/why-you-should-never-put-vodka-in-the-freezer-2018-10

The Best Beers to Pair With Snickers, Twix, & Other Halloween Candy

Who knew brown ale paired so well with Snickers?

https://www.fatherly.com/gear/best-beers-pair-halloween-candy/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=baa6c74c19-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-baa6c74c19-36686829

What a 6-pack of beer cost the year you were born

The average change in price paid by consumers over time for goods and services is measured by a figure called the Consumer Price Index. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has tracked the CPI for beer, ale, and other malt beverages since the 1950s.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/beer-cost-every-year-2018-10

CONSTELLATION BRANDS RUMOURED TO BE SELLING OFF US WINE BRANDS

US-based drinks giant Constellation Brands is reported to be considering the sale of some of its US wine brands, having announced a public offering of US$2.15 billion senior notes yesterday in order to help finance its $4 billion investment in cannabis company Canopy Growth.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/constellation-brands-rumoured-to-be-selling-off-us-wine-brands/

SEVEN THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN COMFORT

Born in the Big Easy, and a favorite of rock royalty like Janis Joplin, Southern Comfort is a spirit that wears many hats

https://vinepair.com/articles/southern-comfort-liqueur-whiskey-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d3741c3771-Oct_23_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d3741c3771-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d3741c3771-38937345&mc_cid=d3741c3771&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

White Blends, The Elegant, Great-Value Wines No One Talks About

According to Nielsen data, both domestic and international white blends accounted for just 1.7 percent of U.S. wine sales in 2017.

https://vinepair.com/articles/white-blends-best-wine-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d3741c3771-Oct_23_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d3741c3771-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d3741c3771-38937345&mc_cid=d3741c3771&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Women lack confidence in their knowledge of wine despite knowing as much as men, report finds

The report showed women were more likely than men to have an interest in buying ethical and sustainable wine and were more likely to purchase vintages made by female winemakers when this was brought to their attention.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/24254/Women_lack_confidence_in_their_knowledge_of_wine_despite_knowing_as_much_as_men,_report_finds.html

Wine’s origin might affect acceptable price more than taste study shows

 Taste might have less to do with what consumers are willing to pay for wine than you think.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/wsu-wom102218.php

The powerful allure of drinking wine that’s older than you: why is it so appealing?

There is no other agricultural product that we allow to age so long. Can you imagine slathering your sandwich with 30-year-old mayonnaise?

https://dobianchi.com/2018/10/22/oldest-wine-in-the-world/

West Cork And Castle Island Partner

Ireland’s West Cork Distillers has partnered with Massachusetts brewer Castle Island Brewing Co. on a new limited edition whiskey. Aged up to eight months in barrels that first held West Cork Bourbon Cask Irish Whiskey and later matured Castle Island Imperial Stout, Export Stout Cask Finish is a limited edition blend of 75% grain and 25% malt. 3,900 bottles of the new whiskey are available across the northeastern U.S., retail priced at $30 a 750-ml. Boston-based importer M.S. Walker handles West Cork in the U.S.

 

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PAIRING CHILEAN WINE AND BARBECUE

It’s been said that drinking wine goes best with a good meal. And in Chile, it’s been said that drinking wine goes best with a good meal from the grill.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chile-wine-barbecue-pairing-guide/

Why You Should Drink Great Wine With Bad Halloween Candy

Think Madeira

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/10/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-halloween-candy.html

10 Wine-Infused Treats to Sweeten Your Day

From Merlot-soaked cheese to Chianti salami, Prosecco ice cream and Chandon donuts, here are 10 ways you can have your wine and eat it too.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/23/treats-eat-wine-foods/

“Wine Hair” Is the Best Way for Brunettes to Rock Deep Purple This Fall

Wine hair is officially a thing, people, and it’s making us want to indulge in a glass, like, yesterday.

https://www.allure.com/story/wine-purple-hair-color-trend

Where do you get your beer education?

And there are now plenty of beer bloggers, websites and even apps where one can gather information on new beers, styles, and trends.

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/10/beer_nut_where_do_you_get_your.html

Data shows Boston beer drinkers have an affinity for craft brews

According to stats from alcohol delivery company Drizly, majority of beer sales in Boston come from craft. In fact, Boston has the second highest percentage of beer sales from craft brewers on Drizly’s platform, behind only Seattle.

https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2018/10/24/data-shows-boston-beer-drinkers-have-an-affinity.html

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE LAUNCHES EDIBLE PAINT FOR GIN AND TONIC

Bacardi-owned gin brand Bombay Sapphire has launched an edible blue paint which can be used both to colour glasses and also release flavour in gin and tonics.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/bombay-sapphire-launches-edible-paint-for-gin-and-tonic/

10 AMERICAN WINERIES WITH HAUNTED HISTORIES

Wine and storytelling are often entwined. Winemakers spin yarns about a noble relative who planted the family plot centuries earlier, while sommeliers rave about the magical quality of sea breezes.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-haunted-wineries-ghost-stories/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c202a9eb5f-Oct_25_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c202a9eb5f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c202a9eb5f-38937345&mc_cid=c202a9eb5f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How much a pint of beer costs around the world

If you’re looking to save money on beer while you’re traveling abroad, you might want to avoid some of these cities.

https://www.businessinsider.com/price-of-beer-around-the-world-2018-10

Nine MA Liquor Stores to Appeal License Commission’s ‘nip’ Ban

“The Board’s action in prohibiting the sale of containers of spirits of 100mL or less and imposing a voluntary ban on containers priced below $3 is a modification of the liquor license within state law,” read the complaint.

Do you think towns should ban what sizes of liquor are sold?

http://chelsearecord.com/2018/10/24/nine-liquor-stores-to-appeal-license-commissions-nip-ban/

 

26 new grape varieties identified in Bío Bío

A research project into old vines in southern Chile has identified 26 new varieties, previously unknown in the world, and over 60 ‘uncommon’ varieties growing in Bío Bío.
https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/26-new-grape-varieties-identified-in-bio-bio-403396/#xKtzg9cVoghivMcu.99

Three wine adulterations

This is about the addition of a substance to wine and has nothing to do with extra-marital affairs.

https://www.therealreview.com/2018/10/25/three-wine-adulterations/

Your Guide to Drinking Wine Through the Zombie Apocalypse

The undead are at the gates, but you’re safe inside your cellar. Here’s your guide on which bottles to drink and which to save for bartering.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/24/drinking-wine-zombie-apocalypse/

 

Colour Me Wine From Marks & Spencer Lets You Draw On The Bottle While You Drink It

In an increasingly chaotic world, it’s often the little things that can help you relax — things like coloring in a beautiful design, or spending time with friends, or sipping a nice glass of wine.

https://www.bustle.com/p/colour-me-wine-from-marks-spencer-lets-you-draw-on-the-bottle-while-you-drink-it-12980956

 

A Guide to Finding Affordable Wines for Entertaining

It’s hard to know what to bring to the season’s many gatherings. Here are the W.E. editors go-to affordable bottles that are sure crowd-pleasers.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/25/affordable-wines-for-entertaining/

 

The hidden figures behind the Judgment of Paris

Many retellings of California wine’s most popular myth omit the women who made the Judgment of Paris happen

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/The-hidden-figures-benind-the-Judgment-of-Paris-13333299.php

 

Sopexa’s world trends: which varieties and countries are most in demand

Which country’s wines feature most prominently on global wine lists, what varietals are most in demand, and what trends are likely to emerge in the next two years?

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/sopexa-report-on-what-wines-are-being-sold-in-restaurants-around-the-world/

 

THE RESULTS IN FULL FROM THE MALBEC MASTERS 2018

If you want to know who’s making delicious Malbec right across the price spectrum, then read on – our results will surprise you, especially this year’s top scorer…

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/the-results-in-full-from-the-malbec-masters-2018/

 

You CAN drink away your troubles, study says

Alcohol affects a gene making your brain forget the bad times and only remember the good ones

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6316275/Alcohol-helps-remember-good-times-not-bad-ones-study-says.html

 

A Guide to Southern Oregon Wine

What you need to know about the AVAs, wines, and producers that are propelling this up-and-coming wine region

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/a-guide-to-southern-oregon-wine/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=67007583&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9jqqttwW6rXII-mFw7YKw_mEGQ1mrdcpA0QsBZaxxKYXDmPPyPf5TgbT2OYJAd5bBgqWGF1pJ0A3q1c_Nq983R9W2ghyyPbAjBgdUWa9BAjcS0bBw&_hsmi=67007583

 

66% of wine drinkers find wine descriptions unhelpful in choosing wine. Only 9% rely on critics

 

How to Properly Design a Wine List

When we talk about the design of a wine list, what is it that we’re talking about?

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2018/10/how_to_properly_design_a_wine_.html

 

Just because I’m learning it doesn’t mean I’m stupid

Most introduction to wine books are deeply unsatisfying. Why?

It’s because when people try to take the role of educator, they forget that many of their readers are actually quite smart. In many cases, the educator is dealing with people who are significantly smarter than they are.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/just-because-im-learning-it-doesnt-mean-im-stupid

 

THE PRICE OF A BEER AT EVERY NFL FOOTBALL STADIUM IN 2018

Pats Fans Know it’s a 16oz beer not 20oz

https://vinepair.com/articles/ranked-price-beer-nfl-stadiums-2018/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=c2da38db7d-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-c2da38db7d-36686829

The key to making your wine last longer after it’s open: Just buy a good wine

A strong, healthy wine will not only survive a few days after opening, but might even improve.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/the-key-to-making-your-wine-last-longer-after-its-open-just-buy-a-good-wine/2018/10/25/81b6e4f6-d86a-11e8-a10f-b51546b10756_story.html?utm_term=.61f97092655c

The Best Wines for Cooking and How to Use Them

Never put in your dish what you wouldn’t put in your glass. Here’s your guide to the best styles of wine for cooking, and recipes to get you started.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/best-wines-cooking/

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 10-29-18

October 29, 2018

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10-29-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

The Ultimate Guide To Pairing Halloween Candy With Wine

BEER PAIRINGS FOR AMERICA’S 10 FAVORITE PIZZAS

Top five drinking dos and don’ts

 

AND MORE!

ELON MUSK ANNOUNCES BID TO PRODUCE TESLA-BRANDED TEQUILA

Entrepreneur and CEO of electric car and solar power company Tesla, Elon Musk, has revealed his company has filed an application to trademark ‘Teslaquila’, meaning that what was originally an April Fool’s prank could become a reality.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/elon-musk-announces-bid-to-produce-tesla-branded-tequila/

 

PROSECCO DRINKERS ‘DON’T CARE’ IF IT’S DOC OR DOCG

During a masterclass in London last month, Stefano Ferrante, head winemaker at leading Italian sparkling wine producer Zonin1821, told attendees that most Prosecco drinkers ‘don’t care’ if the fizz is DOC or DOCG.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/prosecco-drinkers-dont-care-if-its-doc-or-docg/

 

FRENCH-CHINESE WINE LAB CREATED TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

A new research lab has been set up by China and France that will enable 30 researchers and scientists to look into the creation of new grape varieties that are better adapted to climate change.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/french-chinese-wine-lab-created-to-tackle-climate-change/

 

 

Faust or Faustini: who gets to be Napa Valley wine?

Huneeus Vintners, owners of the Napa brand Faust, wants to take her name away from her.

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/faust-or-faustini-who-gets-to-be-napa-valley-wine/article_6e23fa90-dce4-5b80-b3c6-25b2f902cd76.html

 

West Coast Wineries Are Refusing Grape Orders and Farmers Are Unhappy

Three wine companies have refused fruit from their grapegrowers, citing wildfire smoke; but the growers question whether that’s hot air

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/West-Coast-Wineries-Are-Refusing-Grape-Orders

 

The world’s largest wine companies look tiny compared with the overall global market

 

How aware are wine drinkers of wine regions?

How can we expect the average wine drinker to know where their wines come from? It turns out that we can’t. Even awareness of the names of wine regions is very poor amongst the average wine drinker.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2018/10/how-aware-are-wine-drinkers-of-wine.html

 

 

The Wine Workers We Don’t See

German scholars write about the exploitation of migrants to Italy in the Arab spring.

https://www.thestreet.com/lifestyle/food-drink/the-wine-workers-we-don-t-see-14743573

 

UPGRADE YOUR OREOS WITH BOOZY FILLINGS

By swapping the one-note vodka for some legitimately amazing alcohol and pairing each spirit with more appropriate filling flavors and cookie varieties, you can have a treat that satisfies your sweet tooth and your liquor-loving palate, too.

https://www.liquor.com/articles/upgrade-your-oreos-with-boozy-fillings/

 

Chianti 101

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CHIANTI, CHIANTI CLASSICO, CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA AND CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAN SELEZIONE

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-differences-between-chianti-chianti-classico-chianti-classico-riserva-and-chianti-classico-gran-selezione/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=510dba4f47-Oct_16_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-510dba4f47-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-510dba4f47-38937345&mc_cid=510dba4f47&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Are New England IPAs So Expensive?

The same factors that make New England IPAs (NEIPAs) popular also contribute to their higher price points.

https://vinepair.com/articles/neipa-cost-beer-brewing/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=510dba4f47-Oct_16_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-510dba4f47-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-510dba4f47-38937345&mc_cid=510dba4f47&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Wine Lovers Need to Give Mead Another Look

Learn why grape purists should take a chance on the original honey wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/15/mead-honey-wine/

 

Selecting A Wine Merchant – 5 Core Principles

If there is one main requirement for wine bliss as a consumer, it is finding a wine shop you can trust.

https://vintnerproject.com/learn/selecting-a-wine-merchant-5-core-principles/

 

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Wine Publicity

Good publicists know the writer, but more importantly, know who their audience is and what appeals to them. They pitch what’s relevant, and that’s the way it’s always worked,

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/16/navigating-changing-landscape-wine-publicity

 

How to Chill Beer: 5 Ways to Frost Your Ale and Lager

Get a frosty brew in as little as 30 seconds!

https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/how-to-chill-beer-5-ways-to-frost-your-ale-and-lager-article

 

Big-box liquor store gets Braintree MA board’s OK despite opposition

The transfer was opposed by a citizens’ group calling itself No to Big Box Liquors Braintree and other liquor retailers who said Total would be the size of all the town’s other retailers combined and would be a threat to local small businesses.

The “threat to local stores” fight NEVER works

http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20181016/big-box-liquor-store-gets-braintree-boards-ok-despite-opposition

Johnnie Walker launches first 50-year-old whisky

Diageo has unveiled the 50-year-old John Walker Masters’ Edition, made using whiskies from distilleries that existed during the lifetime of the Johnnie Walker brand founder.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/10/johnnie-walker-launches-first-50-year-old-whisky/

Top five drinking dos and don’ts

The rules of drinking etiquette vary from place to place, with some countries maintaining superstitions around eye contact and crossing your arms. Here’s a list of the drinking dos and don’ts from around the globe.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/10/top-five-drinking-dos-and-donts/

Do prestigious wine ‘Master Sommeliers’ really matter?

A “master” title is like an Oscar: The recipient makes twice as much money, has his or her choice of jobs, and enjoys lavish travel paid for by vineyards.

https://nypost.com/2018/10/16/do-prestigious-wine-master-sommeliers-really-matter/

The only two master sommeliers in Massachusetts respond to a wine world scandal

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2018/10/16/massachusetts-master-sommeliers-respond-to-wine-world-scandal

 

 

Follow these guidelines when searching for a $10 bottle of wine

Most in this category tend to be over-oaked, too sweet, or simply something out of a wine factory with no soul or distinction, but, if you follow some guidelines, you will find quality bargains, and the suggestions apply to wines in the $10-15 range, too.

https://www.reporternews.com/story/life/2018/10/16/gus-clemens-how-find-10-wine-youll-love/1619446002/

 

Raise A Glass To Salmon Safe Wine

SALMON-SAFE HAS CERTIFIED OVER 350 VINEYARDS ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS

https://salmonsafe.org/salmon-safe-wine/

 

U.S. Wine Sales Led by Value Increases
Direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipments posted the strongest growth in September, driven by the arrival of the cooler weather that invites shipping.


https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/204651/US-Wine-Sales-Led-by-Value-Increases

 

World wine output falls to 60-year low

Production remained nearly stable in the United States, the world’s fourth largest producer, and China, which has become the world’s seventh largest wine producer behind Australia and Argentina.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-wine-oiv/world-wine-output-falls-to-60-year-low-idUSKBN1HV12G

 

Big Wine Brands’ Bizarre Beginnings

The greatest wines seem to come from an inordinate amount of blood, sweat and tears.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/10/big-wine-brands-bizarre-beginnings

 

Vermont leads nation in per capita craft breweries

 

Wine has room to grow in small formats

More millennials are drinking wine, looking for high-end options with low price tags. And on demand online grocery shopping is causing brands to rethink their brick-and-mortar strategy.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/10/17/Wine-has-room-to-grow-in-small-formats

 

The Truth Behind Your Favorite Wines

Even the savviest drinker may not know how many wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon, are actually made from grape crosses and hybrids. Here’s your guide.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/16/truth-behind-wine-grape-crosses-hybrids/

 

Does wildlife = great wine?

Everything in our existence is marketed, right?

http://www.swigpr.com/does-wildlife-great-wine/

 

THERE’S MILLER LITE, MGD, AND MILLER HIGH LIFE. WHY IS THERE NO MILLER BEER?

Referred to by some as Miller Red Label, the beer was introduced in 1996.

https://vinepair.com/articles/miller-beer-lite/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=65cdfb77d0-Oct_18_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-65cdfb77d0-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-65cdfb77d0-38937345&mc_cid=65cdfb77d0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The 10 Commandments of Wine

If there were 10 commandments of wine what would they be? Do you already follow the most important principles to know about wine? Find out.

https://winefolly.com/update/10-commandments-of-wine/?utm_campaign=10%2F18%2F2018+-+Weekly%3A+10+Commandments+of+Wine+%28HSZfFj%29&utm_medium=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D&utm_source=Wine+Folly

5 Secret Wine Regions You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Many of the world’s best wine regions are popular vacation spots in their own right: California, France, South Africa, and New Zealand. But there are still some undiscovered, award-winning wine regions with hidden treasures like “floating” vineyards and castle wineries—and fewer tipsy tourists.

https://www.smartertravel.com/secret-wine-regions/

The Winery That Fits in a Closet

What if you could make wine by putting grapes in a bag and pushing a button? Meet the GOfermentor, an automated, spill-proof, kitchen-size vino machine.

http://www.gofermentor.com

SO LONG, BEER GOGGLES. HELLO, VR WINE GOGGLES

Users donned headsets in specially designed rooms, equipped with wind machines and scented sprays, which activated based on their headset activity.

https://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/so-long-beer-goggles-hello-vr-wine-goggles/89484

Brut IPA: The Best New Thing in Beer or Passing Fad?

The latest phenomenon in American craft brewing’s seemingly never-ending love affair with the India Pale Ale.

https://oct.co/essays/what-is-brut-ipa?utm_source=oct_nl_

Cutting through the wine store clutter

Picking a wine in a well-stocked store can be overwhelming.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Cutting-through-the-wine-store-clutter-13315626.php

WHAT IF YOU COULD PAIR YOUR FAVOURITE SONG WITH WINE?

A study has paired the sound of music with the taste of wine, to further enhance the wine’s flavor.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/australia/what-if-you-could-pair-your-favorite-song-with-wine.aspx

Cava: More than just Spanish Champagne

The champagne phenomenon was the inspiration behind Spanish cava.

https://www.bworldonline.com/cava-more-than-just-spanish-champagne/

Why You Shouldn’t Call Sparkling Wine ‘Champagne’

Americans have a habit of attributing brand names to generic products.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2018/10/18/champagne-sparkling-wine-difference/amp/

Wine Nots; A Gift to Red Wine Drinkers

A sweet tart, fizzing away the red wine stains on your teeth

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/18/wine-nots-gift-red-wine-drinkers

New Package for Matchbook Estate Wines

The new label is recognizably Matchbook, with a modern twist.