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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-19-18

February 19, 2018

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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02-19-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Considering Wine & Weed Events… Not So Fast

Who’s Influencing Your Wine Choices?

The Three Tier System Sucks And Needs To Go Away

 

 AND MORE!

Can You Spot The Awesome New Feature On These Weight Watchers Wine Glasses?

It’s so on brand.

http://www.delish.com/food-news/news/a57977/weight-watchers-portion-control-wine-glasses/

 

Senate Committee Set to Ban Wine Shipments to New Hampshire

National Association of Wine Retailers Warns That Hundreds of Thousands of Wines Could Be Off Limits to Granite State Consumers —

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/senate-committee-set-to-ban-wine-shipments-to-new-hampshire-300592979.html

 

2018 statistics on American wine consumption

  • The average retail bottle sale in the U.S. is about $10;
  • What might be more telling is that sales of bottles in the $15-$19.99 range have increased over the past year by “double digits,” and
  • Sales of $8-and-under bottles have decreased.

That is to say, Americans are slowly but surely trading up. Nonetheless, Thach reminds us, $8-and-under bottles of wine (not including boxed wines) still make up 55% of all wines sold in the U.S. It may be a while before the average American attains an actual Napa Valley taste.

 

What is ullage in wine and should you worry?

Ullage is generally used to describe the amount headspace between the closure and the liquid inside a wine bottle, but how important is this and what does it mean for the wine?

http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/ullage-in-wine-ask-decanter-383430/

German Beer Sales Are Falling

Consumption in the land of Oktoberfest is showing no cheers

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-02/german-beer-sales-are-falling

Axe-Throwing Bars: Why Mixing Weapons And Beer Is Surprisingly Good Business

At an experiential bar in Brooklyn, alcohol is served with a dash of excitement. The owner of Kick Axe explains why patrons are lining up to hurl hatchets.

https://www.fastcompany.com/40524369/axe-throwing-bars-why-mixing-weapons-and-beer-is-surprisingly-good-business

History Of Johnnie Walker Man

Johnnie Walker’s Striding Man logo is perhaps as iconic as the Scotch itself.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/a-visual-history-of-johnnie-walkers-striding-man-logo/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=site

PERFECT PAIRINGS: WHAT GROWS TOGETHER GOES TOGETHER

When pairing food and wine, if your goal is to create a regional experience, this is the only guide you need.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/perfect-pairings-what-grows-together-goes-together/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-2-4-18&mc_cid=1373f49729&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WnpVd62ZM9c

How Vermont Beer Created a National Craze

The rise and craze of Heady Topper met its moment in America’s craft beer circles.

https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/vermont/articles/vermont-beer-created-national-craze/

 

CANADIAN BREWER FILES TECHNOLOGY PATENT FOR CANNABIS BEER

A Canadian company has filed a technology patent for the production of beer brewed from cannabis, using a method that sees the grains traditionally used to make beer completely replaced with marijuana.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/02/canadian-brewer-files-technology-patent-for-cannabis-beer/

 

THIS CALCULATOR TRANSLATES YOUR WEEKLY ALCOHOL INTAKE INTO BURGERS AND DONUTS

Three pints of beer contain roughly 510 calories, the equivalent of two burgers, while three large glasses of wine (630) calories translates to eating three donuts per week.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/02/this-calculator-translates-your-weekly-alcohol-intake-into-burgers-and-donuts/

 

Crunching the Numbers on ‘Diet’ Wine, The Innovation No One Needs

These products bill themselves as guilt-free (or low-guilt) options for anyone hoping to cut corners on the sort of cold-turkey cleanses that can seem to last an eternity.

https://vinepair.com/articles/diet-wine-low-calorie-brands/

All about Indian food and wine combos

Try these Indian food and wine combos to savor some real flavors

https://telanganatoday.com/all-about-indian-food-and-wine-combos

Jameson unveils 2018 St Patrick’s Day bottle design

Irish Distillers has unveiled its seventh annual limited-edition bottle design for Jameson Irish whiskey in celebration of St Patrick’s Day.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/02/jameson-unveils-2018-st-patricks-day-bottle-design/

The best-selling spirits in the US market

The US is the most highly prized market for ambitious spirits producers – but which are the best-selling categories in America, and how fast are they growing?

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/02/the-best-selling-spirits-in-the-us-market/

Treasury Wine Estates ramps up consumer engagement with augmented reality app portfolio

CEO says AR platform allows the ASX-listed wine maker to target millennials, tech enthusiasts and the trade

https://www.cmo.com.au/article/632790/treasury-wine-estates-pushes-consumer-engagement-augmented-reality-app-portfolio/

The Three Tier System Sucks And Needs To Go Away

Did you know there are over 125,000 different wines produced each year? Yet your average wine store only has a few thousand of them and over half of the wines on their shelves come from only three companies.

https://www.reversewinesnob.com/tenet-6-the-three-tier-system-sucks-and-needs-to-go-away

How to Be an Objective Wine Critic

In the debate about whether winetasting is subjective or objective we need more nuance.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2018/02/05/how-to-be-an-objective-wine-critic/

Prosecco’s Epic Fail in the New Italian Hotspots in America

What has happened to Prosecco in America? Has it become but a mere commodity,

https://acevola.blogspot.com/2018/02/proseccos-epic-fail-in-new-italian.html

You’ve been drinking wine wrong: Expert reveals the 20:20 rule
White wine is served chilled, while red is best at room temperature – or so the mantra goes.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-5353525/Expert-reveals-youve-serving-wine-wrong.html

Scientist develops heart disease treatment from red wine

Two antioxidant compounds found in red wine – resveratrol and quercetin – could be used with heart stents in new treatment being developed by a Louisiana State University professor.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/02/05/Scientist-develops-heart-disease-treatment-from-red-wine#

Absolut launches film featuring naked employees

The new film, called The Vodka With Nothing To Hide, invites viewers on a “revealing” journey, using nudity as a metaphor for Absolut’s production process in Åhus, Sweden.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/02/absolut-transparency-film-features-naked-employees/

Clone Wars: Selecting the Right Pinot

Which clones are best for different regions—and how winemakers choose them

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/clone-wars-selecting-the-right-pinot/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=60459023&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-97OjOULR3m109Kf1sMpR7EsMfEa-JBQozmqDjGUZpaKqyDDUH8UtLoUVEZ7fMVxT-Hh0CGSJyUw7B07DyymIGE1luhWREnrokgE-ZrE8a8lUhTMkY&_hsmi=60459408

The Quest for Artisan-Made Cinnamon Whiskey

After the success of Fireball, craft whiskey brands enter the fiery fray

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-quest-for-artisan-made-cinnamon-whiskey/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=60459023&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-97OjOULR3m109Kf1sMpR7EsMfEa-JBQozmqDjGUZpaKqyDDUH8UtLoUVEZ7fMVxT-Hh0CGSJyUw7B07DyymIGE1luhWREnrokgE-ZrE8a8lUhTMkY&_hsmi=60459408

4 Reasons Why Long Island Wine Has Never Been Better

By most measures, Long Island wine has never been better. I’m not saying that it’s all good — because it’s not. I’m also not saying that the worst stuff today is even half as good as the best wines from years past  — because it’s not.

http://thecorkreport.us/2018/02/4-reasons-long-island-wine-has-never-been-better/

Cremant: France’s forgotten sparkling wine?

There probably isn’t anyone who hasn’t at least heard of Champagne, the motherland of all sparkling wine, home to glamour, prestige and such iconic names as Dom Perignon. But Cremant, an often excellent quality (and value) sparkling wine that can be found across many of France’s most prestigious regions?

https://www.cellartours.com/blog/france/cremant-frances-forgotten-sparkling-wine

 

Barrel of Possibilities

Oak programs a matter of personal taste

http://www.oregonwinepress.com/barrel-of-possibilities

 

Are Your Wine Bottles Safe by FDA Standards?

Concerned about the quality of your bottles? You should be, because not all wine bottles are created equal, as not all manufacturers adhere to the same standards for material quality and safety.

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/glopak-wine-spirits.html#whatsnew

 

The way to instantly tell if your beer glass is dirty 

Once your draft beer is served to you, check whether the carbonated bubbles stick to the sides of the glass. If they do, they’re catching onto soap residue or leftover crud on the walls of the glass. It’s that simple.

https://thetakeout.com/how-to-instantly-tell-if-your-beer-glass-is-dirty-1822781703

 

Chaos reigns in wine names

What’s in a name? In the wine world, often confusion, occasionally chaos.

http://www.reporternews.com/story/life/2018/02/06/gus-clemens-chaos-reigns-wine-names/309644002/

I tried a subscription service that acts as your personal sommelier for only $30 a month — and I loved it

Trying by the glass makes it possible to taste test high-end wines without having to buy the full bottle.

http://www.businessinsider.com/vinebox-wine-club-review-2018-2

 

Why produce organic wine? ‘If we want to have longevity in the brand, we need to look after the soil and vineyards right now’

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

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/02/06/Why-producers-are-turning-to-organic-wine

 

STOP YOUR WINE-ING’ SAYS MILLERCOORS IN CAMPAIGN FOR NEW BREW

Big brewers have been lamenting losing drinkers to wine and spirits for years. But it doesn’t get more direct than this pitch for a new MillerCoors brand: “Stop Your Wine-ing.”

http://adage.com/article/special-report-super-bowl/stop-wine-ing-millercoors-campaign-brew/312285/

 

Craft beer ‘healthier than red wine’, new study finds

We all know that a glass of red wine is good for you, but it turns outs a pint of craft beer is better, it has got more good things in it

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11989794

 

This is why hangovers get worse with age

The trouble is, although there’s lot of evidence that hangovers really do worsen with age, there is very little concrete science as to why this is.

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-hangovers-get-worse-with-age-2018-2

 

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Is Wine Only Healthy for the Wealthy?

New research reveals more nuances in alcohol’s protective effects on cardiovascular disease

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Is-Wine-Only-Healthy-for-the-Wealthy

 

The way that low strength beer and wine is marketed could be increasing overall alcohol consumption

The marketing strategies behind these drinks are leading people to consume them in addition to rather than as a substitute to stronger tipples, which could be very damaging to their overall health in the long run.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/low-strength-alcohol-beer-wine-increase-consumption-drinking-experts-public-health-a8200221.html

 

Can a Wine Truly Be Great if it Can’t Age?

High-quality Old World wines are renowned for their ability to withstand decades of aging. But if a wine is best young, does that immediately make it inferior?

https://www.winemag.com/2018/02/07/is-a-wine-great-if-it-cant-be-aged/

 

Guarachi Wine Partners Launches New Wine Brand: BACON

Love is in the air … Oh wait, that’s BACON

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180207005563/en/Guarachi-Wine-Partners-Launches-New-Wine-Brand

 

HERE ARE SEVEN CONSUMER WINE TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2018

Market researcher Euromonitor plunged into the spending habits of consumers around the world, revealing seismic shifts in the way we drink wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/02/here-are-seven-consumer-wine-trends-to-watch-in-2018/

 

Who’s Influencing Your Wine Choices?

But now that the “influencer” industry has started inserting itself into our social media feeds, things have become a bit murkier.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/02/whos-influencing-your-wine-choices

 

A Swirling Controversy is Bubbling Up in Champagne Circles

What is the proper shape of the glass to be lifted when enjoying Champagne?

https://www.theexaminernews.com/a-swirling-controversy-is-bubbling-up-in-champagne-circles/

 

Food and wine pairing in China: ‘Technicalities ruin the fun’

They still only have very basic knowledge about wine and pairing. The concept of wine pairing helps, but won’t make a huge difference in sales

Is this the same in USA??

https://www.decanterchina.com/en/news/food-and-wine-pairing-in-china-technicalities-ruin-the-fun-exclusive-interview

 

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Will canned wine solve all of the wine business’ problems?

Probably not, but canned wine could find acceptance and a profitable niche — just like 3-liter boxes like Black and Bota

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/will-canned-wine-solve-wine-business-problems/

 

MAKE YOUR OWN SOLO-INSPIRED STAR WARS SPACE WINE GLASSES

The space wine glasses have shiny silver stems, and you can replicate them at home with any ol’ wine glass.

https://nerdist.com/solo-space-wine-how-to-star-wars/

 

Forget craft beer. The next craze is non-alcoholic brews

Global consumption of traditional beer dropped in 2015 and 2016. But the market for non-alcoholic beer grew 5% in 2016, according to research firm Euromonitor International.

http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/09/news/beer-non-alcoholic/index.html

 

What Is Ginger Beer? What to Know About This Drink

Hint: it’s not beer.

https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/what-is-ginger-beer

 

GREEN ISSUES DRIVE INNOVATION IN WINE CLOSURES

The environmental impact of stopper production and disposal is rising in prominence – but how green is your closure?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/02/green-issues-drive-innovation-in-wine-closures/

 

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How New Alcohol Tax Laws May Affect Your Business

The new laws expand the definition of “table wine” by raising the alcohol by volume (ABV) requirement from a maximum of 14% to 16%—a reflection, Kaiser says, of the way American wines, particularly in California, are made. The change represents a 50-cents-per-gallon savings for wines between 14% and 16% ABV. Now, says Kaiser, “you won’t see people manipulating their wine to get lower alcohol content just so they can pay less tax.”

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-new-alcohol-tax-laws-may-affect-your-business/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=60563239&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9Olm0gk_3uVwk3C-CY7huSzri7iCqyZIoPVkI5s_2sHSMM0vtxP_W5nnMme-FU_PR3Z2QmY7YJ7P-1Lq1ZBDAd_nuAJJnjkOxa9kXlpFJ1Pd4JGNs&_hsmi=60563176

 

Some thoughts on wine quality: an intrinsic or extrinsic property of a wine?

How do we define quality in a wine? Is it an intrinsic or extrinsic property of the wine? That is, is quality something that a wine possesses independent of the occasion of drinking, or the drinker, or not?

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/longer-articles/some-thoughts-on-wine-quality-an-intrinsic-or-extrinsic-property-of-a-wine

 

4 Reasons Why You Should Drink More White Wine

I have a confession. I’ve been drinking more white wine over the last couple years. Here’s why you should too.

http://www.vineration.com/blog/4-reasons-why-you-should-drink-more-white-wine

 

What’s the Deal with Soju?

Discovering the traditional South Korean spirit in honor of the Olympics

http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/Soju-South-Korea-Olympics

 

California Grape Crush Report

 

Considering Wine & Weed Events… Not So Fast

In California, elegant wine and weed dinners are becoming a popular trend and you might think that winery owners would be in an ideal position to host such events. But could these decadent pairings of cannabis and fine wine be ending just as they are beginning to take off?  In an ironic twist, the same regulations that now allow for legal recreational cannabis also restrict this recreational pairing

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/02/01/new-regulations-restrict-weed-wine-events

Twisted, Degrading Beer Labels And Names Spoils Industry Success

Some beer companies need to decide whether their product is about developing a taste for the finer things in life or an aid to preying on women.

http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/09/twisted-degrading-branding-detracts-beer-industry-success/

How to spike your cooking game with hard liquor

It’s no secret that the proper libation can elevate an elegant meal. But have you ever considered incorporating liquor into something other than a cocktail glass?

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-fo-co-hard-alcohol-cooking-recipes-20180210-story.html

The Best Wine Stoppers, According to Sommeliers and Beverage Directors

Just because wineglasses are bigger than ever before, doesn’t mean that you have to (or even want to) finish an entire bottle of wine in one sitting.

http://nymag.com/strategist/article/best-wine-stoppers-wine-savers-reviews-sommeliers.html

The top 10 countries exporting wine to China

Now You Know Why Wine Snobs Are Faking It

They might tell you after their ‘extensive’ years of wine-tasting and their expensive vocabulary that one wine is better than another, but here’s a tip: feel free to ignore them.

https://www.tvovermind.com/tv-news/now-know-wine-snobs-faking

Who writes the stuff on wine bottles?

Glossy flummery can only come after a generous sip

https://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/2.1174/who-writes-the-stuff-on-wine-bottles-1.16661735

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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-12-18

February 12, 2018

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

02-12-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PALE ALE AND AN IPA

Overview of the US Wine Industry in 2018:

Top Selling Wine And Beer Holidays in US

  AND MORE!

 

WHAT IS CINSAUT?

Some grapes are more finicky, requiring a light touch, a keen eye and the patience to not tear them out by the roots when they call it quits after a slight change in weather. Others, like the dark-skinned Cinsaut (or Cinsault), are workhorses, extremely tolerant to varying conditions and productive.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/what-is-cinsaut/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-1-30-18&mc_cid=4477ad8652&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WnDea62ZPos

Need A Substitute For Vanilla Extract? Check Your Liquor Cabinet

You’re in the middle of whipping up some delectable cookies, or some other baked treat, when you realize there’s not a drop of vanilla extract to be found in your kitchen … we’ve all been there before. Short of skipping the ingredient altogether, what can you do to save you recipe?

http://magicvalley.com/lifestyles/simplemost/need-a-substitute-for-vanilla-extract-check-your-liquor-cabinet/article_6e1a8d18-96b7-556a-8af7-cc71dd806e22.html

What to Look for When Shopping for a Wine Cooler

With just a little bit of time and research, you will quickly discover there are a slew of wine fridge manufacturers available, and each has something truly unique to offer.

https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/look-shopping-wine-cooler-spnsr/

WHAT IS MOURVÈDRE?

Back when the most I knew about wine was the difference between white and red, I was both awed and baffled by the labels applied to it: fresh-cut grass. Garden hose. Banana. Barnyard floor. And here I was, thinking it was just supposed to taste like old grapes.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/what-is-mourvedre/?rs_oid_rd=154309586317206&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-1-28-18#.WnDoqa2ZPos

Top Selling Wine And Beer Holidays in US

What do wine glasses and hamburgers have in common?

People have now realized that there are two ways that increased portions have been happening, the first of which is related to hamburgers and the second of which is related to wine glasses

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2018/01/what-do-wine-glasses-and-hamburgers.html

We may be drinking less wine, but it’s better wine

Boomers are buying less wine. Millennials aren’t picking up the slack. As a result, the growth of wine sales is slowing, while buying patterns are shifting in ways that are sending chills down the collective spine of the U.S. wine industry.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/we-may-be-drinking-less-wine-but-its-better-wine/2018/01/26/db78be64-0224-11e8-9d31-d72cf78dbeee_story.html?utm_term=.955174af3112

Kevin Durant punches ball into crowd, strikes Bronco Wine’s Franzia in the face

Durant realized his mistake and quickly reacted, running into the crowd to check on Franzia, a member of the Franzia wine family and owner of the Bronco Wine Company, the fourth-largest wine company in the United States.

http://www.modbee.com/sports/nba/article197197294.html

Elvis Presley’s estate loses trademark battle over beer brand

The King looks to be back in the building for beer company Brewdog, which has won the right to use the name “Elvis Juice” for one of its products.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/29/elvis-presleys-estate-loses-trademark-battle-over-brewdog-beer-brand.html

 

 

Why Beer Brands Should Start Marketing to More Than Just Young Men

Origin’s survey of 2,000 beer drinkers analyzed preferences and habits across gender and generational lines

http://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/infographic-why-beer-brands-should-start-marketing-to-more-than-just-young-men/

The Science of Orange Wines

Understanding the processes that yield copper and amber hues in wines

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-orange-wines/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=60293692&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8oK3l5B5s3Ion5l4rpxtsm6LICrSC6Nq8CvUHAZIHXrQNKBVgwqPjqPK68zEbOAD9ADRkZR6GEI502vvObP92uw7AX-JkQ1cLF8E0WUigSJXJ6Kuw&_hsmi=60294277

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits Announces New Partnership With Dan Cohn and Bellacosa Wine

The company is purchasing a 50% stake in the Bellacosa brand, a North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon. The deal is expected to close in February

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=194996

92% of Grapes Grown for Bogle Vineyards Are Now Sustainably Certified

Number of growers following California Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing expands

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=194987

Wine Country Channel launches

The Wine Country Channel is a new TV broadcast network providing wine enthusiasts around the world with numerous channels showcasing the best of where to eat, stay and play when wine country guests visit Napa and Sonoma.

http://www.wineindustryinsight.com/yourturn.php?id=1684

How to Pair Wine With Nachos

You must eat nachos because they are among the best food ever invented by man.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/01/wine-chardonnay-nachos-super-bowl.html

TOP TIPS FOR DECODING A WINE LIST

Wine lists can be an unfathomable minefield of names, numbers and regions to the uninitiated, even to the seasoned pro, so any tips that might help one navigate their way through a lengthy list and to a winning wine are welcome.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/top-tips-for-decoding-a-wine-list/

 

 

Measuring Phylloxera’s Impact on the World of Wine

GuildSomm’s Kelli White examines how the aphid-like insect has transformed viticulture

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/measuring-phylloxeras-impact-on-the-world-of-wine/

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Can Amazon’s Alexa hack it as a wine sommelier? We put her to the test

I had heard that wine-pairing apps were being developed for Alexa’s big brain.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/can-amazons-alexa-hack-it-as-wine-sommelier-we-put-her-to-the-test/article37801589/

‘Moonwalker’ Wine Is a Drinkable Tribute to the Apollo Moon Missions

The limited release comes in a range of bottle sizes with labels featuring signatures of three living U.S. astronauts who walked on the Moon.

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/moonwalker-wine-us-moon-exploration

Why nebbiolo wines from the Adelaide Hills make drinkers misty-eyed with emotion
Nebbiolo has attracted some seriously obsessive Australian growers and makers over the years, and they have produced some very good examples of the grape.

http://www.afr.com/lifestyle/food-and-wine/wine-and-spirits/why-nebbiolo-wines-from-the-adelaide-hills-make-drinkers-mistyeyed-with-emotion-20180125-h0o5gz

Vegan wine’s growing popularity raises questions about ingredient labeling

The increasing number of people choosing a vegan lifestyle is presenting a new challenge for wine producers.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-01/the-growth-of-vegan-wine-has-exposed-a-problem-in-the-industry/9377544


20-Point to 100-Point Conversion

Great chart to convert

https://www.texaswinejournal.org/20-point-to-100-point-conversion/

Self-Guided Wine Tour of the Willamette Valley

Considering a trip to Oregon wine country? Get tips on where to taste, stay, as well as what you need to know before your visit.

http://winefolly.com/review/self-guided-wine-tour-willamette-valley/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=ff3dadca65-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-ff3dadca65-62472929&mc_cid=ff3dadca65&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Sales Slip 6% For 2017

Washington state-based Ste. Michelle Wine Estates reported a 6.4% net revenue decline to $698 million for the year ended December 31. The winemaker’s shipment volumes were similarly soft, falling 8.6% to around 8.5 million cases, with parent company Altria citing negative impact from “competitive activity, continued trade inventory reductions and slower premium wine category growth.” The company’s full-year results were also hampered by a challenging fourth quarter, during which Ste. Michelle’s net revenues fell 8.5%, to $227 million, and shipments slipped 9.7% to around 2.8 million cases. According to Impact Databank, Ste. Michelle’s 14 Hands and Columbia Crest brands slowed from double-digit growth in 2016 to growth of 2.5% and 1% respectively last year.

Overview of the US Wine Industry in 2018: Stable Growth Forecasted – Based on 2017 Stats

Many of the statistics for 2017 US wine sales are in and the results show steady growth, but with increasing competition from imports and other beverages. The outlook is still positive because it is expected that 2018 will continue to see steady growth pattern of previous years, at around a 2% increase in US wine sales value

https://lizthachmw.com/2018/01/31/overview-of-the-us-wine-industry-in-2018-stable-growth-forecasted-based-on-2017-stats/

Bill that would allow dogs in vineyards passes Virginia House

According to a spokeswoman for VDACS, dogs were never allowed inside Virginia tasting rooms (except service animals) and were only allowed outside at vineyards as of July 2016, under certain guidelines like being on a leash and not being able to sit on the tables and chairs.

http://www.whsv.com/content/news/Bill-that-would-allow-dogs-in-vineyards-passes-Virginia-House-471975023.html

Why Are There Falcons In The Vineyards?

The falcons are by no means cutting-edge winemaking tools: The business has been around for decades in Sacramento. The birds are pest control, chasing out the starlings that often nibble through grapes.

https://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/techie-wine/content?oid=25772178

What could the ‘Supermoon’ do to wine?

The Supermoon could affect the taste of wines and development of vines around the world, but it’s coming at a good time for vineyards, according to proponents of biodynamics.

https://www.decanterchina.com/en/knowledge/trivia/what-could-the-supermoon-do-to-wine

 

 

Millennials and Gen X drive new ‘golden age’ for wine

Today’s wine consumers are leaving their comfort zone and embracing a wider range of wines, according to research from Wine Access.

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https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/02/01/Millennials-and-Gen-X-drive-new-golden-age-for-wine

Wine Lovers Face Increasing Hurdles Ordering Online

Can’t find a bottle at your local wine shop? States and shipping companies are clamping down on shipping by wine retailers, leaving consumers with fewer choices

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Wine-Lovers-Face-Increasing-Hurdles-Ordering-Online

CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE HAD ONE TOO MANY – THE FREE TRANSPORTATION DILEMMA

Welcome to the insanely complicated world of alcohol regulation!

http://www.beveragelaw.com/booze-rules/2018/1/31/customers-who-have-had-one-too-many-the-free-transportation-dilemma-1

Dogfish Head’s New Beer Contains the Active Ingredients in Mace Pepper Spray

The beer was brewed for Beer Advocate’s “Extreme Beer Fest.” The event is being held this weekend in Boston, and is described as “the ultimate throw down of craft beer creativity.”

http://fortune.com/2018/02/01/dogfish-heads-new-beer-contains-the-active-ingredients-in-mace-pepper-spray/

FAMOUS NZ WINERY FACES BACKLASH FOR USING AUSTRALIAN GRAPES

The wines in question are only being sold in New Zealand and all Brancott Estate labelled wines being sold in export markets continue to use New Zealand-grown fruit

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/02/famous-nz-winery-faces-backlash-for-using-australian-grapes/

 

Spirits Sales Rose 4% to $26.2 Billion In U.S. Market In 2017, According To Distilled Spirits Council

Supplier sales of distilled spirits in the U.S market rose by 4%, or $1 billion, last year, to hit $26.2 billion, according to the Distilled Spirits Council. Volumes rose by 2.6% to 226 million cases, a rise of 5.8 million cases from the prior year.

Spirits also continued to gain market share against beer, rising 0.7% to 36.6% of the total beverage alcohol market. The increase marks the eighth straight year of market share gains, where each point of market share is worth $720 million in supplier sales revenue.

On the international front, the trade association also projected a new export record of $1.63 billion of U.S. spirits sold around the globe in 2017, up 14.3% over 2016. Consumer tastes for premium American spirits and favorable exchange rates drove global sales, especially to markets where U.S. spirits enjoy duty-free access. Volumes were up 5%.

The top five growth markets by dollar value included the United Kingdom, up $55.7 million to $177.9 million (+45.6%); Germany, up $22.6 million to $123.5 million (+22.4%); Brazil, up $18.9 million to $29.1 million (+186.5%); France, up $15.7 million to $114.1 million (+16%); and Spain, up $14.5 million to $117.1 million (+14.1).

 

New Hess

Hess Family Wine Estates has extended its Hess Select portfolio with the launch of a new Pinot Gris. Retailing at $13 a 750-ml., the Pinot Gris joins Hess Select’s existing Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Treo Red Blend. Concurrently, Hess Family Wine Estates is unveiling an updated package across the full Hess Select lineup. The new package, which features a larger label, the Hess Family’s lion crest and the addition of a “Family Owned c. 1978” tagline, will be supported by a new digital and social media campaign, encouraging consumers to “Look for the Lion.” The Hess Select range ($13-$20) accounts for more than 500,000 cases of Hess Family Wine Estates’ roughly 800,000-case volume in the U.S.

Don’t Judge a Wine by the Grape on Its Label

The word “varietal” is among the most misused in wine.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/01/dining/drinks/wine-school-california-grenache.html

 

The Girl Scout cookie and wine pairings you see online are almost always awful. Try these instead

When Girl Scout cookie season rolls around each year, wine professionals watch in horror as their social-media feeds fill with charts and memes that show recommendations from sommeliers of which types of wines to drink with which of these sweet treats

http://www.philly.com/philly/food/girl-scout-cookie-and-wine-pairings-20180201.html

 

Napa wine industry fights to protect Napa Valley name on labels

The loophole, as opponents refer to it, allows wineries that hold a certificate exempting a wine of theirs from label approval (called a Certificate of Labeling Approval, or COLA, exemption) to buy out-of-state grapes, make the wine in their state and label it with the origin of the grapes, as long as the wine is then sold only in the state where it was made.

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/napa-wine-industry-fights-to-protect-napa-valley-name-on/article_d431ac57-a997-5287-afba-073a43ab75ae.html

 

The Analog Genius of the Leave-a-Drink Board

How one bar is using a simple blackboard to engage customers and drive sales

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-analog-genius-of-the-leave-a-drink-board/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=60397243&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8DzUK2jAk4pm6mBjSkRVgWQ-hcFRjU_9aMxEVklRg1gq71bFGHscOoeALx_nymmyfNg-jhPhfS7k6qzXpJRrqq6_yXIUsy3effm0Gs5r8XgzZlnJs&_hsmi=60397894

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PALE ALE AND AN IPA

There are no two more prominent styles of beers that beer geeks and brewers – both home and professional – obsess over more than Pale Ale and India Pale Ale – better known as IPA – but what’s the actual difference between these two hoppy beers, and how did both become so popular in the craft community?

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/difference-pale-ale-ipa/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c160197ce9-Jan_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c160197ce9-46701953&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c160197ce9-46701953&mc_cid=c160197ce9&mc_eid=9746b34400&utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=368a416739-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-368a416739-36686829

 

Four Ways to Increase Your Knowledge About the Napa Valley Wine Region

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit association has expanded its Napa Valley Rocks appellation education suite, now offering four different ways for professionals and enthusiasts to learn about America’s leading wine region.

https://napavintners.com/press/press_release_detail.asp?ID_News=3622553

Wine May Help To Clean The Mind, Study Says

In a study published Friday to Scientific Reports, researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center aimed to discover the overall benefits of alcohol consumption. For the first time ever, this study proved that alcohol at low levels does possess benefits to the brain’s health.

http://www.ibtimes.com/wine-may-help-clean-mind-study-says-2649007

 

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Beer-themed hotel idea is doing viral as donations pour in

This is one way to get a head in business: Start a crowd-funding campaign for a beer-themed hotel.

A Scottish brewer, BrewDog, is planning the hotel, called The DogHouse, in Columbus, Ohio.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/food-drink/article136223303.html

 

History & Tradition Of Wine

Wine has evolved as part of life, culture and diet since time immemorial.

https://www.wineinmoderation.eu/en/content/History-Tradition-of-Wine.4/

 

How Much Wine Is Too Much?

Based on available scientific evidence and different references provided by a variety of public health authorities, it is accepted that low-risk moderate consumption has a range set out in the guidelines below:

https://www.wineinmoderation.eu/en/content/How-much-wine-is-too-much.66/

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Italian Wine

When you’re looking at a bottle of Italian wine, you might see the name of the place without a hint of what grape is in the bottle.

http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2014/03/italy-wine-basics-essential-grapes-what-is-docg-barolo-chianti-sangiovese-super-tuscan.html

 

Latest wine consumption trends: US still rising

The US remains top of the world wine consumption league and is expected to grow further in the next four years, but the industry still isn’t sure about the best way to handle so-called millennials

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/latest-wine-consumption-trends-356443-356443/

Drinking This Type Of Red Wine Makes You More Attractive, According To Science

Research in the United States has proven pinot noir gives off a smell that’s similar to pheromones given off by men

http://elitedaily.com/news/drinking-red-wine-more-attractive/1811126/

Harnessing 3½ Tier Wine Distribution

Small and mid-size distributors offer level playing field but require higher margins

https://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=181268

BIBLICAL BOTTLES: JEROBOAM TO SALMANAZAR

Just who were the Biblical kings and prophets of ancient Israel, Judah, Assyria and Babylon whose names grace the large format bottles of wine that dominate tables and collections today?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/03/biblical-bottles-jeroboam-to-salmanazar/

 

Love cocktails? Here are five bottles your liquor cabinet can’t do without

These ingredients aren’t usually seen at home – but their presence opens up a realm of cocktail possibilities

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/mar/03/love-cocktails-here-are-five-bottles-your-liquor-cabinet-cant-do-without

 

Roman Food and Wine Pairings

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/roman-food-and-wine-pairings/

 

An Introduction to Red Wine Blending

This blog post will explore some of the common introductory reasons for using wine blending to craft red wines.

https://psuwineandgrapes.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/an-introduction-to-red-wine-blending/

 

PROSECCO ‘TAKES OVER FROM DISCOUNTED CHAMPAGNE’

Sales of Prosecco will surpass 412 million bottles by 2020, as the Italian sparkling “takes over from discounted Champagne”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/03/prosecco-takes-over-from-discounted-champagne/

 

CHINA TO BECOME SECOND LARGEST WINE CONSUMER BY 2020

New figures from Vinexpo predict that wine sales in China will grow by 39.8% in the next three years, leading the country to become the world’s second largest wine market after the US.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/03/china-to-become-second-largest-wine-consumer-by-2020/

 

How to photograph beer

There’s no way to put this gently: Your beer pictures suck. Yeah, you, with the beer blog, and the Facebook albums loaded with dimly lit, weird-angle bottle shots that all have that same, bright-white flash reflection. For your sake, we coerced our eagle-eyed art director, Kevin Robie, to spill the beans on how to take beer photos like the pros.

http://draftmag.com/how-to-photograph-beer/

Slovenia and Croatia clash over Teran red wine name

The red thick wine produced from Refosco vine grapes in Istria near the Adriatic coast is known for its distinctive aroma which resembles the scent of wild berries.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/slovenia-croatia-clash-teran-red-wine-45827208

 

A new approach to an old problem

Although Weight Watchers has been making wines for dieters for 15 years, there has been a slew of releases in the past five years

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/new-approach-old-problem

 

In Wine Bottle Stoppers Cork Still Reigns Over Synthetic, Metal And Glass

First, despite its reputation regarding TCA taint, cork remains king.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2017/03/01/in-wine-bottle-stoppers-cork-still-reigns-over-synthetic-metal-and-glass/#721186586d16

Airlines aim to trick your taste buds at 30,000 feet

Our sensitivity to sweet and salty foods drops by about 30 per cent in the air, compared to when we’re on the ground

http://www.goodfood.com.au/eat-out/news/airlines-aim-to-trick-your-taste-buds-at-30000-feet-20170301-guoqsn

 

Why sustainability labeling is hard to find

TTB, the agency that regulates wine labeling, doesn’t have a definition for sustainability as it applies to wine

https://firstvine.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/why-sustainability-labeling-is-hard-to-find/

The Edgy Side of Valpolicella

For the price, Americans would rather pull the trigger on other rich, robust wines, such as Napa Cabernet or Châteauneuf-du-Pape, before buying an Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/edgy-side-valpolicella-cathrine-todd-dipwset

 

Diam launches Corsican corks

Corsican wine growers are now able to cork their wines with cork sourced from their own forests following a multi-year contract between Diam and Sylvacoop, a co-operative of 40 woodland owners.

http://www.vitisphere.com/news-84684-Diam-launches-Corsican-corks.html

 

Importing Italian Wines with Mariposa Fine Wines

Mariposa Fine Wine &Spirits that is based out of Boston and is owned and operated by female wine wholesaler, Judith Fabre McDonough.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2017/02/italian-wine-importer-mariposa-fine-wines.html?utm_source=Vino+Travels+Email+Members&utm_campaign=a07ac0964a-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_670bd5443a-a07ac0964a-294676161

Amstel introduces Amstel Xlight

With 90 calories, 2 grams of carbs, 4.2 percent alcohol by volume and 4 international bittering units, Amstel Xlight is a sessionable, premium quality light beer with a full beer flavor not expected from a light beer, the company says.

http://www.bevindustry.com/articles/90035-amstel-introduces-amstel-xlight?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=7d70ca31ee-The+Daily+Brew%3A+March+2%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-7d70ca31ee-36686829

 

The Wines To Know From Lazio

The region has been abuzz with the investments and passions of a few individuals to improve production quality.

http://winefolly.com/review/the-wines-to-know-from-lazio/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=27755175d0-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-27755175d0-62472929&mc_cid=27755175d0&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Sulphites (SO2) in Wine: Top 7 Facts

More seriously, Sulphur is found in rocks and everywhere underground, and is also a fundamental element of life, found in every cell of every living organism.

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/03/02/sulphites-so2-in-wine-top-7-facts/

 

AMERICAN WHISKEY MAKES UP 45% OF US MARKET

Spirits volume sales in the “strong” US market are slated to grow by 4.1% to 224 million nine litre cases by 2020, bolstered by American whiskey which holds 45% of the market.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/03/american-whiskey-us-market/

 

SKYY VODKA ADDS APRICOT-INFUSED VARIANT

Gruppo Campari has extended its Skyy Vodka range with the addition of a premium apricot-infused expression, called Skyy Infusions California Apricot.

IN STOCK!

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/03/skyy-vodka-adds-apricot-infused-flavour/

 

America’s Favorite Beer May Surprise You

Hint: It’s not the self-proclaimed “King of Beers.” And it’s not named for an American patriot.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/03/04/americas-favorite-beer-may-surprise-you.aspx

Neon-Blue Wine Gives Spanish Start-Up a Regulatory Headache

There is no disputing the wine’s color, a neon blue that comes from adding two natural ingredients, indigo dye and anthocyanin, a pigment found in grape skin.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/05/world/europe/spain-basque-blue-wine-gik.html?_r=0

 

How to find a good wine retailer

The best retailers do more than sell wine. They help you find wine that you didn’t know you liked. It’s easy to sell someone something they already know about. What’s more difficult, and a mark of the best retailers, is to find something new that fits the parameters of wine you already drink

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/find-good-wine-retailer/

 

The New French Paradox

Connection between Oregon and Burgundy grows stronger

https://www.oregonwinepress.com/the-new-french-paradox

Languedoc to Bid Adieu to Appellations?

It’s vital to remember that the Languedoc has fewer traditions to respect than, say, Burgundy, and so winemakers in the region are far more willing to experiment and innovate than in other parts of France

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/03/languedoc-to-bid-adieu-to-appellations

 

From Waste to Wine Glasses

Researchers are turning leftover grape skins from winemaking into novel, 3-D-printed objects.

https://www.insidescience.org/news/brief-waste-wine-glasses

 

An Illustrated History of Craft Beer in America

From risk-taking trailblazers to the rise of beer geeks, we look at how America evolved from a laughing stock to a suds powerhouse.

http://firstwefeast.com/features/illustrated-history-of-craft-beer-in-america

 

Want to Pick Better Bottles? Repeat After Me: Wine Is Food

Most people don’t care about the intricacies of what they consume, as long as it tastes good to them. They have other priorities.

Knowing that you are in a good wine shop can sharpen your decision-making down to issues of taste and occasion rather than quality.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/dining/wine-is-food.html?_r=0

 

Wine tourism in France in numbers

France now has 10 million wine tourists, a real vote of confidence in the sector.

https://www.visitfrenchwine.com/en/product/wine-tourism-france-numbers

 

How to Drink Wine

With so many different wines available and with bottle labels sometimes in different languages and filled with jargon, selecting a wine can seem intimidating. That’s why the single best way to improve your wine-drinking life is to find a good wine shop.

https://cooking.nytimes.com/guides/41-how-to-drink-wine

 

STARBUCKS ROLLS OUT WHISKEY BARREL-AGED COFFEE

Starbucks fans can now enjoy a taste of whiskey in their brew with the launch of the chain’s new whiskey barrel-aged coffee.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/03/starbucks-rolls-out-whiskey-barrel-aged-coffee/

 

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Thursday March 16th

 

Guest: Vincent Mareel

Wines of Bordeaux have long been a French icon.

In the wine world there is no better stories than this regions history, wines and agriculture.

Did you know there is more Merlot and Cabernet grown here than anywhere else in the world?

Vincent will be speaking about the different aspects of Bordeaux regions tasting wines from the various areas.

About Vincent

Vincent Mareel, French born, living in Lille and south of France. He began his US career in Washington, DC with twelve years in the food and wine scene in DC catering to residence and patrons on Capitol Hill. He continued in DC representing both French and prestigious American wines in the DC Metropolitan area, working with elite country clubs and restaurants. Today he has worked for Luneau USA representing the Group Castel as leader in French wines, for 15 years, as well as wineries all over Europe (Italy, Spain, Portugal).

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/237914865/

Wednesday March 29th

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Italian Wines Of Masi Agricola

The history of Masi is the history of a family and its vineyards in the Venetian regions. The name itself derives from “Vaio dei Masi”, the small valley in Valpolicella acquired by the Boscaini family, who are still its owners now, at the end of the XVIII century.

Today, Sandro Boscaini, company President and Managing Director, runs Masi with the help of his daughter Alessandra, in charge of sales and administration; his son Raffaele, Marketing Manager and Co-ordinator of the Masi Technical Group and his brother Bruno, Production and Plant Manager. His brother Mario has his own business, but is still part of Masi and an adviser to the management.

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Thursday, May 18th

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Do you know 5 corporations own 80-90% of wines for sale?  Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?  This wine tasting/education will explain what is on a wine label and how it can help you find the best for your dollar.  After this event buying wine will never be the same!

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  Easter Garden Bulb Basket and Spring Wines

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      The Language of Wine Labels

May 10

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Ever found yourself staring at a wine label and been confused about what it’s telling you? You’re not alone! Join Mark and Kim as they decode the language on that bottle of wine. You’ll learn how to tell if a wine is dry or sweet, what might be in a blend, and so much more!

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French Wine Scholar Programs

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

Now you don’t have to go to Boston for this world-class French wine course! Set yourself apart from your peers and specialize in the wines of France. Gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. Pass the exam and earn the title French Wine Scholar and FWS post-nominal.

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

Tuition: $999

http://www.tri-county.tc/wine-scholar-program

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Saving The Planet, One Substantial Wine Producer At A Time

The business of wine, of course, doesn’t just happen in the vineyard. From the winery to the tasting room, opportunities exist for larger (and, of course, smaller) producers to positively impact the environment.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianfreedman/2017/02/24/saving-the-planet-one-substantial-wine-producer-at-a-time/#6ea3134b6bb9

 

Weird Wine Flavors and the Science Behind Them

Next time you have a glass of wine in front of your nose, see if you can pick out one of these more bizarre flavors.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/weird-wine-flavors-and-the-science-behind-them/

 

How a vitamin found in BEER could be used to treat the painful side effects of chemotherapy

A vitamin found in beer and milk could be used to treat the lasting pain of chemotherapy, new research suggests.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4256936/Vitamin-BEER-treat-chemotherapy-pain.html

DOES YOUR WINE HAVE A GENDER?

Masculine wines are commonly associated with structure and power, while feminine wines can be perceived as delicate and thin.

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http://www.snooth.com/articles/does-your-wine-have-a-gender/

Napa Valley partnership is first to develop wine-infused coffee

Molinari Private Reserve, which is made in the heart of the famous wine-making region, started initially as a unique experiment between founder Rick Molinari and coffee roaster John Weaver – a one-time master roaster for Peete’s Coffee.

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http://www.foodbev.com/news/napa-valley-partnership-is-first-to-infuse-coffee-beans-with-wine/

 

Connecting with wine consumers and tasting room visitors via mobile devices

In 2015, 68% of U.S. adults owned a smartphone, and, as might be expected, younger consumers were more likely to own one than more mature consumers.

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https://psuwineandgrapes.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/connecting-with-wine-consumers-and-tasting-room-visitors-via-mobile-devices/

The Art Of Wine: 9 Lessons From World Champion Sommelier Enrico Bernardo

Enrico Bernardo became the youngest world champion sommelier when he achieved the title in 2004 at the age of 27

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/auctionforecast/2017/02/23/the-art-of-wine-9-things-learned-from-a-conversation-with-world-champion-sommelier-enrico-bernardo/#627c56af2e43

 

Redd’s Apple Ale Introduces New Flavors

Redd’s Blueberry Ale returns by popular demand to the Redd’s family, joining the new Redd’s Raspberry Ale.

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https://www.brewbound.com/news/redds-apple-ale-introduces-new-flavors?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ff65b0889f-The+Daily+Brew%3A+February+23%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ff65b0889f-36686829

 

Horizontal versus Vertical Lees Aging: A Case Study in Franciacorta

One of the most interesting vinification methods used by Mosnel for some of their Franciacortas is the use of horizontal stainless steel tanks during the post-fermentation period, as opposed to using the vertical tanks that are much more common in winemaking.

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http://www.academicwino.com/2017/02/horizontal-vertical-lees-aging-franciacorta.html/

 

A Tale of Two (Very Different) Chardonnays

Chardonnay: it’s the most planted white grape in the world, as well as the most planted wine grape in the United States. And yet, Chardonnay seems to be the world’s most polarizing wine: you either love it or hate it.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/a-tale-of-two-very-different-chardonnays/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=2534d92615-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-2534d92615-62472929&mc_cid=2534d92615&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Beer Is Still The Undisputed Champ Of Alcoholic Beverages

Who doesn’t love a cold beer? According to AYTM, 46.4 percent of Americans regularly buy beer, higher than every other alcoholic beverage.

Statista noted the percentage of U.S. consumers who regularly buy the following alcoholic beverages:

Wine – 36.1 percent.

Liquor – 30.2 percent.

Cocktails/mixed drinks – 19.5 percent.

None – 18.7 percent.

Hard soda – 10.9 percent.

Other – 2.4 percent.

WINE CLOSURES: THE FACTS

Whether it be cork, plastic or aluminium, winemakers are spoilt for choice when it comes to stoppers. Patrick Schmitt MW considers the performance of each closure type.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/02/wine-closures-the-facts/

 

Asti Secco, AstiSecco, Astisecco, Prosecco: Italian wine heading toward an identity crisis

The creation of Asti Secco (Dry Asti), a dry wine made from Moscato grapes grown in Asti province in Piedmont.

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https://dobianchi.com/2017/02/24/italian-sounding-government-italy-food-wine/

 

Massachusetts Announces Alcohol Beverage Task Force

The Task Force will establish working groups that will comprise of industry stakeholders and will focus on specific areas and topics. A preliminary report will be provided to the Treasurer within six months of convening.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com/2017/02/28/massachusetts-announces-alcohol-beverage-task-force/?utm_source=On+Reserve%3A+A+Wine+Law+Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=66a691d265-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_26d2f0b59f-66a691d265-121923797

 

http://www.mass.gov/treasury/about/media-pubs/treas-press-rel/2017/treasurer-goldberg-announces-alcohol-task-force.html

 

What is ‘wild’ yeast, and why is it all the rage in wine, beer and cider?

A single grapevine teems with life. There’s the fruit, of course, but I’m mainly talking about the tens of millions of microscopic bits of yeast, fungi and bacteria clinging to the ripe grape skins.

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/what-is-wild-yeast-the-ingredient-thats-all-the-rage-in-wine-beer-and-cider/article34148939/

 

Constellation humiliates its competition in retail sales growth.

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10 Reasons to fall in Love with Argentine Wines

Argentina is the fifth largest wine-producing country in the world.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2017/02/28/10-reasons-to-fall-in-love-with-argentine-wines/

 

Italian Wines: Strong Growth Potential for Wines Beloved by U.S. Consumers

Italy maintained its position as the number one international supplier of wines to this country both in terms of value and volume, with a total import of 323.8 million liters

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/italian-wines-strong-growth-potential-130000775.html

 

10 Party Facts about the Roman God of Wine

Bacchus was primarily known as the god of agriculture and wine, but was also associated with fertility, drama, and revelry.

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http://winefolly.com/update/10-party-facts-about-the-roman-god-of-wine/

 

CHINA’S WINE REGIONS: XINJIANG

Bordering Mongolia, India and Kazakhstan, Xinjiang is home to the world’s second largest shifting sand desert – the Takla Makan – which accounts for two thirds of China’s desert area. Winemaking or even growing profitable crops seems highly unlikely, and yet this outpost in northwestern China has grown to be China’s biggest winemaking region.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/03/chinas-wine-regions-xinjiang/

 

How Pinot Noir From Around The World Is Changing Wine-Drinking Perceptions

What’s more interesting is the sheer range of Pinot Noir available right now, and the stunning number of places in which this most finicky grape variety is being successfully grown and vinified.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianfreedman/2017/02/28/how-pinot-noir-from-around-the-world-is-changing-wine-drinking-perceptions/#1be57361bc8f

 

Going Organic with Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico now has 50 producers making wine from organic grapes, and fully one-third of the vineyards in the region are certified organic.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/03/going-organic-with-chianti-classico

 

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Thursday March 16th

 

Guest: Vincent Mareel

Wines of Bordeaux have long been a French icon.

In the wine world there is no better stories than this regions history, wines and agriculture.

Did you know there is more Merlot and Cabernet grown here than anywhere else in the world?

Vincent will be speaking about the different aspects of Bordeaux regions tasting wines from the various areas.

About Vincent

Vincent Mareel, French born, living in Lille and south of France. He began his US career in Washington, DC with twelve years in the food and wine scene in DC catering to residence and patrons on Capitol Hill. He continued in DC representing both French and prestigious American wines in the DC Metropolitan area, working with elite country clubs and restaurants. Today he has worked for Luneau USA representing the Group Castel as leader in French wines, for 15 years, as well as wineries all over Europe (Italy, Spain, Portugal).

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Franklins own Walsh Family, an Irish Whiskey Importer

This evening is designed to promote the sensible enjoyment of Irish whiskey, Ireland’s indigenous spirit. We believe there is something extra-special about Irish whiskey in its many varieties.

So whether you’re a discerning aficionado or whiskey, or simply partial to the occasional sup, plan to join local Irish whiskey importer of Flaming Leprechaun for this interesting, informative and fun evening in a friendly, casual environment at Franklin Liquors. This is and Irish Whiskey Tasting experience you are sure to enjoy, savor and remember.

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Do you know 5 corporations own 80-90% of wines for sale?  Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?  This wine tasting/education will explain what is on a wine label and how it can help you find the best for your dollar.  After this event buying wine will never be the same!

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      The Language of Wine Labels

May 10

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Ever found yourself staring at a wine label and been confused about what it’s telling you? You’re not alone! Join Mark and Kim as they decode the language on that bottle of wine. You’ll learn how to tell if a wine is dry or sweet, what might be in a blend, and so much more!

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

Now you don’t have to go to Boston for this world-class French wine course! Set yourself apart from your peers and specialize in the wines of France. Gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. Pass the exam and earn the title French Wine Scholar and FWS post-nominal.

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

Tuition: $999

http://www.tri-county.tc/wine-scholar-program

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Lets take a tasting tour around France.

We will discuss regions, laws and explore unique wines from Champagne to the Southwest. Don’t let wines from France confuse you, learn what grapes grow best where and become an expert!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2098

 

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1.5L Specials

Bella Sera $12.99

Cavit $12.99

Woodbridge $11.99 ( Case of 6 @$10.99 Each)

BV Coastal $9.99

Barefoot $11.99

Ed Hardy Sangria $9.99

 

Blends

Clos Du Bois Marlstone $34.99

Episode Red Blend $179.99

Clancys $12.99

Ironside Napa Red Blend $29.99

Bledsoe Family Wine 1L $58.99

Apothic Red $9.99

Rufo Duro Red $12.99

 

Bordeaux

Chateau La Louviere White $49.99

Clos L’Eglise $84.99

Many Vintage 2015’s In Stock Under $20!

 

Cabernet Sauvignon

Sivas-Sonoma $17.99

Robert Mondavi Oakville $45.99

Gott 11 $49.99

Murphy Goode Alexander Valley $22.99

Red Sox $19.99

Drew Bledsoe Flying B $62.99

Borne Of Fire $19.99

Intrinsic $19.99

 

Chardonnay

Hess Napa $19.99

Simple Life $12.99

Custard $17.99

The Arsonist $19.99

 

Italian

Crociani Vino Nobile $26.99

Castellani Rosso $9.99

Castellani Chianti $10.99

Cerro Chianti $12.99

 

Pinot Grigio

Santa Margherita $19.99

Gemma di Luna $12.99

Villa Maria $12.99

 

Lemberger

Kiona $11.99

 

Malbec

Proemio $9.99

 

Merlot

Ste Michelle Canoe Ridge $25.99

 

Petite Sirah

Lucky Star $9.99

Handcraft $9.99

 

Pinot Noir

Summerland Fiddlestix $49.99

Domaine Rudel $9.99

Sokol Blosser $37.99

J Lohr Fogs Reach $27.99

Foris $17.99

Villa Maria $17.99

 

Sauvignon Blanc

Cultivar $12.99

Bell $16.99

J Lohr Napa $16.99

Cense (Weight Watchers Approved! ) $12.99

Beach House $9.99

Esk Valley $14.99

 

Shiraz

Chocolate Box $17.99

Long Shadows Sequel $49.99

Woop Woop $11.99

 

Sparkling

Banfi Rosa Regale $17.99

Codorniu Cava $10.99

Amore DI Amanti Prosecco $9.99

Merotto Prosecco $15.99

 

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Raspberry  750mls’s $10.99

 

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