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Franklin Wine Club Exploring Bourbon Barrel Aged Wines

April 20, 2018

Franklin Wine Club

Exploring Bourbon Barrel Aged Wines

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Thursday April 19th 2018

 

Exploring Bourbon Barrel Aged Wines

Hosts: Kim Simone And Mark Lenzi

Bourbon barrel-aged wines are trending!

We will explore wines that are aged in used Bourbon Barrels.

Did you know bourbon barrels by law need to be 100 percent new American oak, and heavily charred, there is an amazing amount of flavor remaining in the wood.

Lets talk, taste and explore!

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/249190849/

 

The Wines:

 

 

Wine #1

2016 Robert Mondavi Bourbon Barrel Chardonnay




750ml $12.99

 

Wine #2

2016 Beringer Bros Red Blend Bourbon Barrel


750ml $14.99

 

Wine #A

2014 Cooper And Thief Barrel Red Blend

750ml $25.99

 

Wine #3

2016 Robert Mondavi Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon

 

750ml $12.99

 

Wine #4

N/V Jacobs Creek Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon




750ml $17.99

 

Wine #5

2015 Fetzer 1000 Stories Zinfandel Barrel Aged



 

750ml $17.99

 

Wine #6

N/V Jacobs Creek Double Barrel Shiraz

 

750ml $17.99

 

Wine B

2016 Cooper & Thief Tequila Aged Sauvignon Blanc

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-16-18

April 16, 2018

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

04-16-2018

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

An intro to beer for non-beer drinkers

What Does it Mean When the Same Grape has Different Names?

Here’s How Enormous Pot Sales Could Get With Legalization

 AND MORE!

 

Nonprofit Finds Trace Amounts of Arsenic in Popular Beer, Wine Brands

The culprit? Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.

https://www.geek.com/culture/nonprofit-finds-trace-amounts-of-arsenic-in-popular-beer-wine-brands-1735555/

 

Searching for Chocolate in Wine

Why do some wines taste or smell of chocolate?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/03/searching-for-chocolate-in-wine

 

Anheuser-Busch Recalls Certain Stella Artois Bottles in US and Canada

In a press release, A-B, the world’s largest beer manufacturer, said a packaging flaw in some 11.2 oz. bottles manufactured by an unnamed European third-party vendor “may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the beer.”

https://www.brewbound.com/news/anheuser-busch-recalls-certain-stella-artois-bottles-us-canada?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=a71eabc236-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-a71eabc236-36686829

 

Bacardi Targets Cognac, Whisky Drinkers With Premium Portfolio Revamp

Bacardi is looking to bring more consumers into the high-end rum category with a major revamp of its upscale range. The rum giant has added two new premium offerings—Bacardi Añejo Cuatro and Gran Reserva Diez—to the portfolio of its flagship brand. According to Bacardi, the move is expected to tap nascent trading-up trends within the U.S. rum category, which, thus far, has premiumized at a far slower pace than other spirits segments like Tequila and whisk(e)y.

“It’s no secret that rum has been on the decline for the past 10 years. But where we’re seeing growth is within the premium side of the category,” says Bacardi vice president Ned Duggan. “There’s massive opportunity, as rum is the final spirits category whose volume remains predominantly within the standard segment. Only 15% of the value of the rum category is at the premium-plus level.”

The newly launched Bacardi Añejo Cuatro and Gran Reserva Diez retail at $20 and $40 a 750-ml., respectively. They join Bacardi’s existing Gran Reserva Limitada ($100) and Reserva Ocho ($30) labels, with the latter also receiving a packaging update as part of the portfolio refresh. Reserva Ocho has a current U.S. volume of roughly 30,000 cases, while Gran Reserva Limitada sells between 500 to 1,000 cases annually. The revamped portfolio will be targeted toward existing spirits consumers in the 25- to 34-year-old age range, with a focus on metropolitan areas and people who already consume Cognac and whiskies.

 

 

Meet the Beer Perfect for Wine Drinkers

American craft breweries are putting a tart twist on classic German-style ales, making fruit-forward, low-alcohol beers perfect for wine drinkers looking to try something different.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/02/fruited-german-style-ales-wine-drinkers-beer/

 

Women, especially millennials, are driving wine trends

“We do know from our research that 60 percent of wine consumers are women, so of course, women are very important to the wine industry and for reasons beyond those percentages,” said Jennifer Jo Wiseman, vice president of E&J Gallo Winery. “One reason is because women frequently connect to one another and gathering around food with family and friends.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-fam-women-who-wine-0410-story.html

 

What Is Natural Wine…and Why Should You Drink It?

Perhaps you heard the phrase “natural wine” ten years ago, and it referred to a wine bottled without sulfites. And then you tried said wine and experienced something so funky it was off-putting — or, worse yet, bad — because so-called sulfite-free wines, when made poorly, tend to turn quickly, since sulfur acts as a preservative. This is why, when sommeliers tell us they serve natural wines exclusively, they often feel compelled to immediately follow up with this defensive caveat: “But I’d never serve you bad wine.”

http://www.westword.com/restaurants/what-is-natural-wineand-why-should-you-drink-it-10148062

 

MARYSE CHEVRIERE ON ILLUSTRATING WINE TASTING NOTES

When wine is described as “hedonistic,” “funky” or “tightly wound,” what do you picture? How would you illustrate “freshly baked bread and sweaty latex gloves morphing to heavenly petrichor and black thick bosomy cherry laced in a spearmint bodice?”

https://www.winemag.com/maryse-chevriere-wine-notes/

 

FORGET BEER, IRELAND IS ALSO WINE COUNTRY

European wine aficionados traditionally think of France, Italy or Spain when it comes to quality vino.

However, Ireland has had a wine culture that dates back 16 centuries.

Like many countries, the Irish involvement with wine started with monks. Monasteries needed wine for mass and monks made it. So in the 5th century a Cistercian monastery in County Kilkenny started a vineyard.

Ireland is now home to five vineyards in counties including Dublin, Waterford and Cork.

 

Jim Beam And Bud Partner

Jim Beam and Budweiser have collaborated on a new cross-merchandising campaign and limited-edition beer. Inspired by the “beer and a Bourbon shot,” occasion, the joint marketing push pairs the two brands together at on- and off-premise venues across the U.S., effective immediately. Additionally, Budweiser brewmasters and Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe are set to debut Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager this September. The limited release brew—made with two-row barley and aged on Jim Beam Bourbon barrel staves—will honor the 85th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.

 

WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER POUR YOUR OWN SAKE

All drinking culture is rich with tradition. Unspoken codes and customs find us clinking glasses, buying rounds, and tapping the bar before taking a shot, regardless of our surroundings.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sake-serving-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=017ed329ca-April_03_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-017ed329ca-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-017ed329ca-38937345&mc_cid=017ed329ca&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Heineken to Release 18-Bottle CoolerPack This Summer

Heineken is bringing back the CoolerPack, an engineered 18-pack cardboard packaging innovation that allows consumers to chill their Heineken by simply removing the top to the case and adding ice, bringing convenience and occasion-based purchase choice to beer drinkers everywhere.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/heineken-release-18-bottle-coolerpack-summer?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=1395cf3b1a-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-1395cf3b1a-36686829

 

 

How Organic Wine Finally Caught On

Overall, less than 5% of the world’s vineyards are organic. In the United States, the world’s largest consumer of wine, only 1% of wine sold by volume was organic.

https://hbr.org/2018/04/how-organic-wine-finally-caught-on

 

Scratching the Surface of Wine in America

American Wine By the Numbers

https://wineeconomist.com/2018/04/03/us-wine-world/

 

Don’t judge a wine by its high tech label

Ah, the good old days. Remember when a wine label was pleasantly understated — a time when both the producer and the buyer were focused solely on what was inside the bottle?

http://www.capitalgazette.com/entertainment/ac-cn-wine-20180404-story.html

 

13 CRAZY WINE GLASSES FOR CRAZY WINE DRINKERS

Have a crazy wine drinker in your life for whom you need to get a gift?

https://tipsybartender.com/13-crazy-wine-glasses-for-crazy-wine-drinkers/

 

Now You Can Buy Alcohol Using A Hashtag – You’re Welcome

Now, for those over 21 years old in the US, Saucey has partnered with LA based start up, Boost Inc. to unlock purchasing via social hashtags and text. You can simply text the hashtag #DUSSE100 to 81000 to buy, or registered Boost users can comment with the hashtag on Twitter or Instagram to easily order a bottle of D’USSÉ V.S.O.P. cognac to be shipped to their door using Saucey’s delivery platform.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/now-you-can-buy-alcohol-using-a-hashtag—youre-welcome-300623605.html

 

Why buyers want super varietal wines 1st, country of origin 2nd

The world of wine is slowly being dominated by what could be referred to as the “Super Varietal”. Grape varieties that now sell the wine far more than the country, the region or even the producer where they are made. Driven by private label and exclusive wine ranges and a number of high profile wine brands that all make the grape variety the hero, it is changing the face of wine buying, particularly in a year when there is so less wine to buy.

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/richard-siddle-why-buyers-are-looking-at-varietal-first-country-of-origin-second/

 

Tech start-up bids to demystify ‘baffling’ supermarket wine aisles

The latest version of Corkscrew, an app set up in 2016 to demystify restaurant wine lists and act as a virtual sommelier, will sift through the thousands of supermarket wines to give recommendations based on personal preferences, food pairings and expert reviews.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/23313/Tech_start-up_bids_to_demystify__91baffling_92_supermarket_wine_aisles.html

 

 

Cavit Collection Wines Introduces Limited Edition Rosé and Cavit Prosecco

The latest additions to the popular collection. Imported by leading U.S. wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International, the new wines will be available nationally at specialty wine and liquor stores nationwide.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/04/03/cavit-collection-rose-cavit-prosecco

 

How to Pair Indian Food with Wine, Beer and Cocktails

Indian dishes are often well-balanced, and it may not seem like they need the added flavor of a drink, but we spoke with a few experts who all agreed that no matter your preferred beverage there’s always a perfect pairing.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/04/indian-food-wine-beer-cocktails/

 

Would you drink wine for breakfast?

There’s more to breakfast boozing than a Bloody Mary

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/would-you-drink-wine-for-breakfast-a3805851.html

 

Here’s How Enormous Pot Sales Could Get With Legalization

U.S. pot sales could reach $75 billion by 2030 if the nation fully legalized recreational use, an analyst said in a report Wednesday, potentially making the industry bigger than the U.S. wine market is today.

https://www.investors.com/news/marijuana-sales-after-legalization-compares-with-beer-wine-cigarette-sales/

 

Three Days Of Glory

Documentary

The hills of Burgundy are covered in legendary vineyards, pristinely manicured, tiny parcels rooted in the planet’s most exclusive soils. The wine growers are hardworking, humble vignerons who work in awe of the vines they farm.

But on April 27, 2016, a brutal frost devastated Burgundy. Some of the producers lost 90 percent or more of their crop before the year has even begun. Still, they press on with the stubborn courage forged by grit and generations of humility before the spiritual gift of the terroir, their soil and landscape, that produces the most stunning wines on the planet.

http://threedaysofglory.com

 

American project André: The Voice of Wine

American winemaker André Tchelistcheff, premiering at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater this coming Saturday, 7 April.

http://themaestrofilm.com/index.htm

 

What Will Wine Taste Like On Mars? A Virtual Reality Event.

Have you ever enjoyed a wine on vacation, only to be disappointed when you sip the same wine at home? Context plays a huge role in our enjoyment of food and drink – so it only makes sense that the flavors we enjoy on Earth will taste different on another plant.

https://bottlesfinewine.com/what-will-wine-taste-like-on-mars-a-virtual-reality-event/

 

Catena Appellation Wines Now Available Nationally

An extraordinary opportunity for wine lovers to taste the unique character of Argentina’s wine sub-regions.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/04/03/catena-appellation-wines-now-available

 

 

WHY ONLY TRASHY WINE BARS GIVE YOU GIANT POURS

When you fill a glass with wine, only the top part hits air, while the rest stays “raw.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wine-pour-sizes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8458590961-April_05_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8458590961-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8458590961-38937345&mc_cid=8458590961&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Is Wine Good for Your Heart?

Is it the alcohol, the resveratrol, or both? A new analysis seeks to better understand how wine benefits cardiovascular health

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Why-Is-Wine-Good-for-Your-Heart

 

Cover Crops in a Vineyard & How They Benefit the Wine Grapes

Do YOU know WHY vineyards plant a cover crop??

http://siponthisjuice.com/wine-facts-cover-crops-in-a-vineyard-how-they-benefit-the-wine-grapes/

 

India’s growing thirst for wine

In a country with a billion-plus population and 485 million people above the legal drinking age, India is a market with many opportunities

http://www.dynamicexport.com.au/export-market/articles-export-markets/India-s-growing-thirst-for-wine/

 

GMO Yeast Mimics Flavors Of Hops, But Will Craft Brewers Bite?

A team of beer-brewing chemists and geneticists in California has created a genetically modified yeast that produces hoppy aromas and flavors without any interaction with the fragrant blossoms themselves. In other words, they’ve developed a way to make beer hoppy without using hops.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/04/04/599147983/gmo-yeast-mimics-flavors-of-hops-but-will-craft-brewers-bite?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=9f26c26a5e-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-9f26c26a5e-36686829

 

GRAPE GUIDE: CHARDONNAY

Chardonnay is one of the most widely planted, versatile grapes in the entire viticultural world, creating cuvées with flavor profiles all over the spectrum.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/grape-guide-chardonnay/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-4-5-18&mc_cid=93f055632a&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wsi_d62ZN8c

 

 

Italian Prisoners Are Making One of Their Country’s Most Unusual Wines

The famous Tuscan producer Frescobaldi is helping rehabilitate men through vermentino and sangiovese

https://www.thedailymeal.com/drink/italian-prisoners-are-making-one-their-countrys-most-unusual-wines

Belgian wine production increases 12 %

Belgian viticulture had to deal with weak weather conditions for the second year in a row. Nevertheless, the industry has performed well, with a 12 % production increase and a growing number of growers.

https://www.retaildetail.eu/en/news/food/belgian-wine-production-increases-12

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN CHINESE WINE PRODUCTION

The county fared well in all wine categories. In 2017, it ranked 6th for the number of medals, following traditional wine producing countries like Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Chile, and ahead of South Africa and Greece.

http://www.concoursmondial.com/en/news/latest-developments-chinese-wine-production/

What Does it Mean When the Same Grape has Different Names?

What’s really the difference between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris? Syrah and Shiraz? Zinfandel and Primitivo? While these may be the same grape varieties with different names, local terroir can change their flavor more than you think. Learn how it works.

Close up of blue grapes

https://www.winemag.com/2018/03/27/same-grape-different-names/

Search for wine ‘smoke taint’ solutions intensifies after Northern California wildfires

The international pursuit of ways to predict how much smoke from a wildfire will end up in finished wine and what to do about it got a boost when the dark clouds of particles pumped out by the massive North Bay fires in October descended on the University of California, Davis, experimental vineyard in Napa Valley.

http://www.sonomanews.com/business/8188016-181/search-for-wine-smoke-taint

Myth-busting the taste of Arizona wine

If you think Arizona wine doesn’t compare to wine made in Sonoma or Napa Valley, you’re right.

Arizona wine doesn’t compare, but not for the reasons you may think.

http://arizonasonoranewsservice.com/myth-busting-the-taste-of-arizona-wine/

Why Smaller Distributors Are Banding Together in a Changing Market

A quick way to scale up is just one benefit of these mergers and acquisitions

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-smaller-distributors-are-banding-together-in-a-changing-market/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=61892731&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8btTG13117u3C3UI4jzzVNN_TdoQXFkEy–hY08qGGrCvyTc_4QMWlaUJP6PD3TvjQ6KZa3QUJfdFm6ap_1UKlv41Fcorhuf_i2zXmdj49LCZftuU&_hsmi=61892676

Chaptalization: new labeling norms could force European winemakers to list sugar as an ingredient

Europe’s drinks sector announced plans [in March] to inform consumers more about the energy content and ingredients in beer, wine and spirits in a self-policing move, but critics said much of this information would only be available online.”

https://dobianchi.com/2018/04/05/sugar-wine-alcohol/

Best Time of Year for Chardonnay? You’d Be Surprised.

December, unsurprisingly, is the month of the year when interest exceeds any other.

http://www.enolytics.com/enolytics101/2018/4/6/best-time-of-year-for-chardonnay-youd-be-surprised

 

One wine writer asks wine lovers to reflect on their standards

You might also realize that you have been too rigid about some other aspect of wine drinking. Letting go of that hang-up might increase your enjoyment.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-wine-rules-0406-story.html

What does wine made from Concord grapes taste like?

Concord grapes are native to the eastern United States, and most of the wines made from these grapes are made in an off-dry style (they taste pretty sweet).

http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/What-Does-Concord-Grape-Wine-Taste-Like-56292

New label aims to help drinkers find eco-friendly wines

The new “California Certified Sustainable” logo was just approved for use on 2017 vintage wines by the California Su4tainable Winegrowing Alliance

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/new-label-aims-to-help-drinkers-find-eco-friendly-wines/2018/04/06/d342a54c-390c-11e8-8fd2-49fe3c675a89_story.html?utm_term=.29365c629817

What Does Minerality Mean When it Comes to Wine?

Wine does not, of course, taste like rocks.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/mineral-wines

An intro to beer for non-beer drinkers

There are actually two “types” of beer – craft beer and big beer.

http://abc7.com/food/an-intro-to-beer-for-non-beer-drinkers/3313105/

Argentinian wine beyond Malbec

For many people, Agentinian wines are associated with just one grape – malbec.

But there are plenty of others to try

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/apr/08/argentinian-wine-beyond-malbec-grape-variety-david-williams

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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-09-18

April 9, 2018

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

04-09-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Attleboro MA man brews up idea for beer-making league

How obesity dulls the sense of taste

Buffalo Trace bottles fans’ ‘perfect’ Bourbon

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China’s Tariffs Are Sobering News for California’s Wine Country

China is one of California’s biggest importers of wine

China just announced plans to add a 15% tariff on U.S. wine

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-22/china-s-tariffs-are-sobering-news-for-california-s-wine-country

Why is it becoming harder to buy wine online?

Shipments to quite a few states have dropped, but the biggest loss is Illinois and Massachusetts, with tens of thousands of dollars

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/why-is-it-becoming-harder-to-buy-wine-online/2018/03/23/52372ed6-2e09-11e8-b0b0-f706877db618_story.html?utm_term=.8eb326955691

How to pair wine and cheese like you know everything about both

While it’s convenient and you know, delicious, there’s actually a scientific explanation behind it, with numerous studies finding the strong flavor of cheese accentuates the dominant flavors in wine.

https://nypost.com/2018/03/23/how-to-pair-wine-and-cheese-like-you-know-everything-about-both/

Wine-bottle pool floats will rule your summer Instagram feed

What beats giant unicorn and swan pool floats? Man-sized, buoyant wine-bottle floats, sure to dominate Instagram feeds all summer long.

https://nypost.com/2018/03/23/wine-bottle-pool-floats-will-rule-your-summer-instagram-feed/

Vegan and vegetarian wine: does it really matter to the wine consumer?

Vegans beware: there are two fairly common non-vegan methods of clarifying wine

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/vegan-and-vegetarian-wine-does-it-really-matter-to-the-wine-consumer-1.3428434

 

Wine Coolers Are Back And Here Are A Few Worth Trying

Wine coolers have come a long way since the 1980s. In those days, brands like Bartles & Jaymes and their cloyingly sweet “wines” reigned supreme. In the height of the John Hughes era, everyone drank these sugary drinks — which tasted more like soda than wine. They were cheaply made, low in alcohol, and high in sugar and extra additives. Not surprisingly, they usually led to a wicked hangover.

https://uproxx.com/life/wine-coolers-are-back/

 

MARSELAN: CHINA’S NEW FAVORITE GRAPE

The red grape, which has its roots in the French town Marseillan on the Mediterranean coast, first popped up in China in 2001 and when the debut vintage was introduced in 2003, responses were warm and receptive.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/marselan-china-favorite-grape/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-3-25-18&mc_cid=a2ce253364&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WrqFza2ZN8c

 

How obesity dulls the sense of taste

Obese mice had about 25 percent fewer taste buds than lean mice in study

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180320141339.htm

 

On Tasting Notes

There are few aspects of wine culture as reviled, ridiculed, and distrusted by the public as tasting notes. To many, they symbolize everything that is wrong about wine: the obscure and absurd nature of the language; the obsession with ludicrously trivial aspects; the sheer amount of fresh manure it seems to involve. Every single thing about it feels wrong.

https://medium.com/@peter.pharos/on-tasting-notes-8e5b0d5226ba

 

 

What Is The Role Of Native Yeast Versus Cultured Yeast In Winemaking? Ask The Expert!

This microscopic fungus is a big deal in the world of winemaking.

https://www.reversewinesnob.com/native-yeast-versus-cultured-yeast-in-winemaking

 

 

Why do most wines require preservatives when beers don’t?

There are two key differences between beer and wine. Firstly, beer is usually pasteurised, while wine is not. And secondly, beer is packaged while it still contains the carbon dioxide produced during fermentation. Wine has lost most of its CO² by the time it’s bottled and needs a preservative, usually sulphur dioxide.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/lifestyle/the-full-bottle-why-do-most-wines-require-preservatives-when-beers-dont-20180305-h0x0we.html

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Boston Beer Releases New Truly Spiked & Sparkling Wild Berry Flavor

Truly Wild Berry, a clean spiked sparkling water with only 100 calories, 1 gram of sugars, 5% Alc./Vol. and naturally gluten-free.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/boston-beer-releases-new-truly-spiked-sparkling-wild-berry-flavor?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=8b9d80b2d6-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-8b9d80b2d6-36686829

Getting to the Root of Terroir

Winemakers discuss how to best reveal site specificity

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/getting-to-the-root-of-terroir/

PAINT AND WINE PARTIES ARE ON THE RISE

Bust out the bottles and brushes, because the new craze for wine lovers involves canvas

https://www.winemag.com/find-paint-wine-parties/

Why doesn’t wine come in square bottles?

Wine bottles—and glass bottles in general—were initially round because they were made by glassblowers, and that was the easiest shape to make and replicate.

http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/Why-Are-Wine-Bottles-Round-Not-Square-56212

The must-know trend in Boston’s evolving wine scene, according to one of the city’s youngest sommeliers

Lauren Hayes of Pammy’s in Cambridge believes in small lists and small-production wines.

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https://www.boston.com/culture/food/2018/03/27/the-must-know-trend-in-bostons-evolving-wine-scene-according-to-one-of-the-citys-youngest-sommeliers

Learn How to Pair Asparagus with Wine

Spring is finally here, opening up a new wealth of pairing options for seasonable vegetables. We look at asparagus, from how it pairs with Muscat and Riesling to its hangover-fighting enzymes.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/03/26/pairing-asparagus-wine/

Bottoms Up: These Sandals Are Made From Recycled Wine Corks

Could drinking wine be good for your feet? Sort of, says one sandal brand focused on sustainability.

http://footwearnews.com/2018/business/retail/these-sandals-are-made-from-recycled-wine-corks-sole-1202541941/

Wine Legislation Roundup: A Consumer’s Guide to 2018 State Politics

Your state legislature is in session. What bills are your representatives debating that could impact your access to wine?

Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island legislators are considering making out-of-state retailer-direct shipping into their states legal. In New York, the proposed bill would allow reciprocal shipping, meaning only licensees in states where retailer-direct shipping is also legal may ship into New York.

United States Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Wine-Consumer-Guide-2018-State-Politics

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Can’t Find the Corkscrew?

Open a Bottle of Wine With Your House Keys

http://www.firstforwomen.com/posts/how-to-open-a-wine-bottle-with-a-key-156811

 

Attleboro MA man brews up idea for beer-making league

The Attleboro-based National Brewers League will pit teams of three to five brewers against each other, vying to brew the best lager beer. Results will be judged by fans who pay admission to tastings at American Legion and VFW halls.

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/attleboro-man-brews-up-idea-for-beer-making-league/article_1c0f1d2e-3325-57ae-8882-f0220d67991c.html

 

JEAN-CHARLES BOISSET LAUNCHES CAVIAR-INFUSED VODKA

Flamboyant Frenchman Jean-Charles Boisset has branched out from wine into the world of spirits with a new collection that includes a caviar-infused vodka.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/03/jean-charles-boisset-launches-caviar-infused-vodka/

 

Buffalo Trace bottles fans’ ‘perfect’ Bourbon

Buffalo Trace is set to release a small batch Bourbon made from a wheat recipe, aged for eight years on the top floors of the warehouses, and bottled at 47.5% abv. The Bourbon will be launched this summer at an RRP of US$39.99 per 750ml.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/buffalo-trace-bottles-fans-perfect-bourbon/

 

Exciting wine facts to remember

There are 9,654 wineries in the U.S., up 9 percent, and California has 4,392 of them. Oregon has 774, Washington 772, New York 395 and Texas 391.

http://www.modbee.com/living/article207049464.html

Backpack Wine to be Canned by Eastside for Source Code Beverages

Capitalizing on the fast-growing market for canned wine

https://backpack-wine.com

Macallen 50yo
The Macallan has introduced a new limited edition label, The Macallan 50 Years Old. The 44%-abv release was aged in a single Sherry butt for 50 years, and only 200 bottles are available worldwide. Thirty-five of those bottles—all retailing at $35,000 a 750-ml.—are allocated to the U.S. The whisky will be available starting in April.

 

Guide To The Various Types of Wine Corks

A wide variety of types of wine corks and bottle stoppers exist to preserve wine. Some winemakers — especially those who mass produce value wines — are using metal twist off caps instead of corks. While cork type (or lack there of) in some ways affects wine flavor over time, as well as our perception of taste, it’s also critical in protecting wines as they age. Some corks are more reliable than others.

https://www.winetraveler.com/wine-resources/types-of-wine-corks/

 

Don’t Be A Wine Novice, Let Comedian Ben Schwartz Be One For You In New Podcast

  1. & J. Gallo Winery Launches ‘The Wine Down’ Podcast to Teach You Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Wine

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dont-be-a-wine-novice-let-comedian-ben-schwartz-be-one-for-you-in-new-podcast-300620485.html

 

Belvedere unveils ginger-flavored vodka

The new expression is created by extracting fragrant oils from ginger, lemon and grapefruit that have been immersed in Belvedere Vodka.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/belvedere-unveils-ginger-flavoured-vodka/

 

16 Stylish Wines For Upscale Breakfasts

If you can drink a mimosa for breakfast, then wine for breakfast is fine too. In fact, one could make a pretty strong argument to ditch the OJ altogether and just drink wine.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-for-breakfast/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=adaabce6a3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-adaabce6a3-62472929&mc_cid=adaabce6a3&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

THE 8 BEST VODKAS FOR MOSCOW MULES, RANKED

Moscow Mules have just three ingredients: vodka, ginger beer, and lime. A rubric that simple asks a lot of each player. The ginger beer should be spicy-sweet but not cloying, and the vodka needs enough structure to stand up to citrus and soda without any boozy burn.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-vodka-moscow-mule/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6424cbccdd-Mar_28_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6424cbccdd-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6424cbccdd-38937345&mc_cid=6424cbccdd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Blue Moon Weed Beer

Blue Moon founder Keith Villa and his wife Jodi are launching Ceria, a new brand of cannabis-infused non-alcoholic craft beverages containing THC, a key psychoactive chemical from cannabis plants. The Villas say that Ceria’s products will be “designed to deliver a consistent user experience with the same onset time as alcohol.” Based in the Denver suburb of Arvada, Colorado, the plan is for Ceria to launch at least three variants of “cannabis beers”—light, regular and full-bodied—where legal by the end of 2018. Ceria is partnered with cannabinoid research firm Ebbu, also based in Colorado. Villa retired from MillerCoors in January after 32 years with the company.

 

France’s Wine Theme Park Is The Stuff Of Grown-Up Dreams

Admission includes a glass of wine.

t’s called La Cité du Vin — The City of Wine — and you’ll find it in Bordeaux, one of France’s most storied wine regions. The theme park-meets-museum cost 80 million euros to be made, but it was well worth it: It’s become a veritable mecca for oenophiles.

https://www.delish.com/food/a19622924/france-wine-theme-park/

André: The Voice of Wine’ documentary

In an homage to his grand uncle André Tchelistcheff, filmmaker Mark Tchelistcheff has crafted an intimate portrait of the legendary “Maestro” of Napa Valley in “André: The Voice of Wine.”

http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/andr-the-voice-of-wine-documentary-set-for-a-gala/article_59afb1e2-ffd1-5853-b3f4-505b355b3980.html

How green is your wine?

When you hear the phrase “green wine,” do you think of a herbaceous sauvignon blanc from New Zealand? Or does your mind conjure words like “sustainable,” “organic,” and “biodynamic,” which describe responsible growing practices?

https://www.summitdaily.com/explore-summit/events/how-green-is-your-wine/

WHERE IS BARBERA? THE ANSWER MIGHT SURPRISE YOU

f it weren’t for Prohibition and the disruption of the commercial wine trade in California, we’d probably be drinking Barbera today instead of “Napa Valley Cab”

https://www.mynameisbarbera.com/barbera-italian-swiss-colony-wine/


Charles Shaw Launches Shaw Made With Organic Grapes

Charles Shaw Winery, producer of Charles Shaw Wines, aka “Two Buck Chuck,” launched Charles Shaw Wines made with Organic Grapes.

HOW CAN IT BE $3.99???

https://www.winebusiness.com/blog/?go=getBlogEntry&dataid=197292

 

Smart Cellars: New CorkGuru Digital App Helps Restaurants Harness the Business Value of Their Wine Programs

Digital wine app delivers wine purchasing intel and cellar management to restaurant owners, makes ordering and tracking wine preferences easier for guests

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180328005885/en/Smart-Cellars-New-CorkGuru-Digital-App-Helps

 

A HANDS-ON GUIDE TO THE WINES OF IDAHO

The bulk of vintners in Idaho don’t own their vineyards or often even produce their own wines, which is an odd decision in most of the winemaking world.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/a-hands-on-guide-to-idaho-wine/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-3-29-18&mc_cid=14527b356b&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wr-AR62ZN8c

 

The Science of Pét-Nat Wines

How interrupting fermentation enables winemakers to create semi-sparkling wines

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-pet-nat-wines/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=61745211&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8NtJ8Chy1L2VUWa_bENhYw2Vsh39tXt6zQHZnqTadzPPJEgSatEH2tKrU1ptdFgvOJ_lfYuH2BRY2RO0qIuuMchgwR5vB551pa-JuctdXua_NaBNs&_hsmi=61744789

 

Bota Box Introduces Campaign For Bota Box Sippers

Alternative packaging trend continues with “one-sip-at-a-time” option

Delicato Family Vineyards has introduced the new Bota Sippers, a coffee pod-sized product for those who want wine ‘one sip at a time.’

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bota-box-introduces-campaign-for-bota-box-sippers-300622070.html

UFO Pink Lemonade Shandy

Sunny, citrusy, and fun, UFO Pink Lemonade Shandy is the perfect summertime beer. Find your beach chair, grab a 6-pack, add some friends and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a sensational summer day

 

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April 2, 2018

 

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Tito’s vodka lawsuit over ‘handmade’ settled

How to pair beer with food

What Does Wine Do to Your Teeth?

 

 AND MORE!

 

A more nuanced approach to upgrading your wine palette

Going to a wine shop should expose you to someone with expertise who can ask you questions about what you’re drinking and suggest the next logical step. Logic doesn’t dictate going from $15 to $100. If you’re sold that bill of goods, leave and don’t return to that wine retailer.

http://www.heraldbulletin.com/opinion/columns/howard-hewitt-column-a-more-nuanced-approach-to-upgrading-your/article_12a3cef3-0f5d-5ad6-98fc-2ef16a2dc54b.html

Take any discount deals on wine at grocery stores

A supermarket is not a true wine store, but it likely is a place where you buy wine. Who can pass up the convenience of buying toilet paper, green beans, and wine in a one-stop shop experience?

http://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20180318/gus-clemens—take-any-discount-deals-on-wine-at-grocery-stores

Two glasses of wine before bed can help you lose weight, according to actual science

Put down the dumbbells and back away from the treadmill, there’s a new weight loss regime in town

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/food/5841128/two-glasses-wine-bed-lose-weight-science/

THE MOST EXPENSIVE WINE FROM EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

There are more than 70 countries worldwide producing wine. Historically, 90 percent of the world’s wine came from 15 countries, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-expensive-wine-world/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=460deb747f-Mar_19_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-460deb747f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-460deb747f-38937345&mc_cid=460deb747f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NARRAGANSETT BEER

Narragansett Brewing is an American beer success story. The first ‘Gansett lager debuted in 1890, after which the Rhode Island-born brewery survived Prohibition, became the biggest lager maker in New England, and then, after complications following the 1965 sale of the brewery to Falstaff Brewing Corporation, shut down in the 1980s.

https://vinepair.com/articles/narragansett-beer-rhode-island/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=460deb747f-Mar_19_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-460deb747f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-460deb747f-38937345&mc_cid=460deb747f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Mich Ulta And Size

Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) has released Michelob Ultra in 7-ounce bottles in select markets in the U.S. At 55 calories per bottle, the smaller format is aimed at calorie-conscious drinkers looking for a lighter way to indulge. Michelob Ultra 7-ounce bottles are rolling out this month across Texas, Florida, Arizona, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, and California. Though the domestic mainstream beer category continues to soften in the U.S., ABI reported double-digit growth for Michelob Ultra last year. The company also recently extended the brand with Michelob Ultra Pure Gold, an expression made with organic grains.

7 science-backed reasons beer may be good for you

A pint of beer a day may come with a host of health benefits

https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/7-science-backed-ways-beer-good-your-health-ncna788986?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=153542a795-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-153542a795-36686829

New Bread And Butter

Bread & Butter Wines is adding a new Cabernet Sauvignon to its portfolio. Retailing at $15 a 750-ml., the new entry is California-appellated and will be in limited release this spring with expanded distribution slated for the fall. Bread & Butter, which also features a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, is part of the WX Brands portfolio, whose other labels include the Jamieson Ranch Vineyards range (Double Lariat, Reata, Whiplash, and Light Horse), Chronic Cellars, Jelly Jar, Our Daily Wines, Orleans Hill, and Echelon.

Organic Pinot Grigio New DOC

Pizzolato Organic Pinot Grigio Now DOC VENEZIA

https://naturalmerchants.com/organicwines/organic-pinot-grigio-new-doc/

 

How much should you care about wine?

There are, roughly, three categories of people who drink wine, based on how they view it. This is how much you should care about it in each.

https://medium.com/@peter.pharos/how-much-should-you-care-about-wine-f4ee3d2cfec

 

From landfill to lipstick: Grape waste as a cosmetic and food ingredient

The global wine industry produces about 14 million tons of pomace every year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and winemakers struggle with what to do with it

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/acs-flt021418.php

 

How to make any wine taste better

Pour off a glass, re-cork the bottle and shake it up. That’s all there is to it!

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/03/19/how-to-make-any-wine-taste-better.html

 

THE WINE ENTHUSIAST GUIDE TO ART & WINE

RALPH STEADMAN ON WINE AND LABEL DESIGN

https://www.winemag.com/ralph-steadman-interview/

 

DISTILLED SPIRITS (GRAIN ALCOHOLS) AND VINEGAR: ARE THEY GLUTEN-FREE?

Distilled alcohol (ethanol) does not contain any gluten.

https://www.celiac.com/articles.html/safe-gluten-free-food-list-unsafe-foods-amp-ingredients/distilled-spirits-grain-alcohols-and-vinegar-are-they-gluten-free-r1494/

Jim Beam: a brand history

America’s powerhouse Bourbon brand has been around for a long time and, as The Spirits Business discovers, it shows little sign of slowing down.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/jim-beam-a-brand-history/

NOW YOU CAN PAINT THE TOWN ‘ENGLISH SPARKLING’

UK wine merchant Laithwaites has teamed up with colour institute Pantone to create a bespoke shade called ‘English sparkling’ to mark the growing success of the category.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/03/now-you-can-paint-the-town-english-sparkling/

NZ’s largest wine region to add size of second largest wine region

Marlborough, New Zealand’s largest wine region, is planning to add the size of the Hawke’s Bay wine region, and some, over the next two years.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/102400350/nzs-largest-wine-region-to-add-size-of-second-largest-wine-region

Yuengling’s first new year-round beer in 17 years is coming to select markets in April

The new beer is getting a limited release in the first week of April, with central Pennsylvania, Orlando and Tampa markets in Florida, parts of Georgia, Cleveland, Ohio, Rhode Island and Virginia Beach as the six test markets. Wide release in all Yuengling markets are expected by the end of 2018.

http://www.pennlive.com/life/2018/03/yuengling_new_beer.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=933c0bed8d-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-933c0bed8d-36686829

Diageo Launches ‘Happy Hour’ Skill For Amazon Alexa Celebrating One Of The Most Spirited Hours In The Day

New Skill for Alexa Brings Bar Environment into the Home

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/diageo-launches-happy-hour-skill-for-amazon-alexa-celebrating-one-of-the-most-spirited-hours-in-the-day-300615831.html

Organic wine boom continues

Organic vineyards have almost tripled in the last seven years / trend towards biodynamics

https://www.prowein.com/cgi-bin/md_prowein/lib/pub/tt.cgi/Organic_wine_boom_continues.html?oid=29664&lang=2&ticket=g_u_e_s_t

LIQUOR STORE DENSITY BY STATE

Interesting data from 2014 curious numbers now

http://thecapitolist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Liquor-Stores-in-Non-Quota-Non-Control-States.pdf

Pabst Sued for Saying Some of Its Beer Is Fancier Than It Really Is

He discovered it’s not from an artesian spring in Tumwater, Washington, as the company suggests, but rather from one of America’s most polluted industrial areas outside of Los Angeles. The Sacramento Bee says that last week, he filed a lawsuit accusing the brewery of false advertising.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/03/pabst-blue-ribbon-sued-for-water-used-in-olympia-beer.html

THE RIGHT WAY TO DRINK A CORONA IN FIVE EASY STEPS

Acolytes would likely argue there is no wrong way to enjoy Corona, while detractors turn their noses up at the stuff. There is, however, an art to consuming la cerveza mas fina— lime flip and all

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-drink-corona/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e3471b499a-Mar_21_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e3471b499a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e3471b499a-38937345&mc_cid=e3471b499a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

NEW NETFLIX FILM TO BE SET IN NAPA

American actress-turned-producer Amy Poehler is to step into the director’s seat with a new Netflix film called Wine Country set in California’s Napa Valley.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/03/new-netflix-film-to-be-set-in-napa/

SCIENTISTS ENGINEER ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HOPLESS BEER

Scientists in California have developed a method enabling them to produce a beer without the use of hops, or the vast amounts of water it takes to grow them, raising questions on the environmentally-friendly future of beer production.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/03/scientists-engineer-environmentally-friendly-hopless-beer/

NIH will examine ethics of its study on the health effects of a daily glass of wine

The director of the National Institutes of Health said Tuesday that he has assigned a group of advisers to examine whether any improprieties were committed in a recently begun study of the health effects of moderate alcohol use — research that is being funded largely by the liquor industry.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/nih-will-examine-ethics-of-its-study-on-the-health-effects-of-a-daily-glass-of-wine/2018/03/20/db8f2806-2c78-11e8-b0b0-f706877db618_story.html?utm_term=.a04af0b98737

Declining Beer Sales Lead To Anti-Wine Ads

According to Nielsen data reported last month, between 2006 and 2016, beer lost 10% of market share to wine and spirits.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2018/03/21/declining-beer-sales-leads-to-new-ads-and-possibly-to-a-lawsuit/#1d67697d255b

We Shouldn’t Sacrifice Creativity for Ideology

The production process as much as the climate and geology of the vineyard determines what ends up in the bottle. This is crucial information for the consumer to know and is sometimes more useful than knowing the AVA in which the grapes were grown, which may have so much diversity as to be meaningless.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2018/03/21/we-shouldnt-sacrifice-creativity-for-ideology/

What Does Wine Do to Your Teeth?

You don’t need to fear a wine-stained smile, if you follow a few simple rules, and wine can even fight cavity-inducing bacteria

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/What-Does-Wine-Do-to-Your-Teeth

The Music of Wine

Pairing wine and sound can be rewarding, and instructive

Romance on the piano!

http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/Pairing-Wine-and-Music-with-Harvey-Steiman

BON JOVI ROSÉ SELLS OUT ON ALLOCATION

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi’s Diving into Hampton Water rosé, made in collaboration with Gerard Bertrand, has proved so popular that the entire 2017 vintage has been sold on allocation.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/03/bon-jovi-rose-sells-out-on-allocation/

 

Everything You Need to Know About Orange Wine

Though the amber-hued drink has been around for some time, the term “orange wine” was allegedly coined in the early 2000s by a U.K.-based wine importer. It also has nothing to do with citrus.

https://www.dmagazine.com/food-drink/2018/03/orange-wine-dallas-bar-and-garden/

 

WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TAP THE TABLE BEFORE TAKING A SHOT

Many drinkers believe this demonstrates respect for the establishment and those who work there. Tapping the bar is a way to celebrate the often-unseen folks who made the moment possible, such as barbacks, kitchen porters, delivery truck drivers, locksmiths, and so on.

https://vinepair.com/articles/you-should-always-tap-the-table-before-taking-a-shot/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f418f40236-Mar_22_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f418f40236-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f418f40236-38937345&mc_cid=f418f40236&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

The Magic of Moscato d’Asti

It’s hard not to fall in love with Moscato d’Asti. This perfumed, sweet Italian white wine is well-loved by wine drinkers of all kinds. Why? Simple: it’s so easy to drink! Of course, if you go beyond the blue bottle bling, you’ll find Moscato d’Asti is much more sophisticated than you might think.

http://winefolly.com/review/the-magic-of-moscato-dasti/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=a35f4b6840-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-a35f4b6840-62472929&mc_cid=a35f4b6840&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Total Wine & More Sharpens Focus on Winery Direct

“As the wholesalers become consolidated, their ability to handle new projects, new wineries, and new brands, is going to become more and more focused on the big wineries,” he said, “Less focused on family-owned individual wineries. That’s just common sense.”

Trone said his business is about getting more customers in the door and making more money through higher sales or higher margins.

This leaves us as a small business to focus on the 10% of wineries that are not MAJOR COPRERATIONS and not overpriced private labels

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=197021

Drink Better Wine!

U.S. restaurants are among the best in the world, specialty food shops are proliferating, and we have farmer’s markets in every town large enough to feature a traffic light.

But wander down the wine aisle of most supermarkets and you find nothing but the same old same old differing only in the flash of the marketing or the cuteness of the name on the label. It’s really depressing. Hundreds of Chardonnays and Cabs all tasting alike but nary a Austrian Gruner Veltliner or Blaufrankisch.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2018/03/22/drink-better-wine/

 

Wine Labels Are Little White Lies With Enormous Implications

If you think that wine labels don’t matter, that they don’t affect the way a wine tastes, think again. What you think about a wine absolutely makes a difference to how much you enjoy it. And labels play a very important role in how you think about what you’re drinking.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-labels/

 

Bubbly Blaster Makes Spraying Champagne Even More Fun

The Bubbly Blaster is an exciting new product that aims to make spraying champagne easier, more efficient and more fun than ever before. The device attaches to a bottle of champagne, allowing the user to control a thin stream of champagne using a trigger mechanism.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1758911923/the-bubbly-blaster-champagne-sprayer

 

How to pair beer with food

Enjoy a glass of stout with your steak or an IPA with your Indian

https://life.spectator.co.uk/2018/03/how-to-pair-beer-with-food/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=3caa9c3eec-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-3caa9c3eec-36686829

How your palate (and more) affects tasting wine

You’re baffled.

You’re at a tasting and hear a description of a wine you’re drinking, and think, “What are they talking about? I can’t taste that.”There’s a simple reason.

http://www.richmond.com/food-drink/jack-berninger/wines-spirits-how-your-palate-and-more-affects-tasting-wine/article_fc61b286-aee6-5195-96d4-1eee0341e39a.html

Internet-connected wine bottle startup Kuvée is shutting down

Though there was significant initial interest in Kuvée — the early bird preorders on Indiegogo sold out in three hours — it wasn’t enough to keep the company going

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/3/22/17153048/internet-connected-wine-bottle-startup-kuvee-shutting-down

Are Single-Site Wines Better than Regional Blends?

Wines are known for communicating the terroir of the regions in which they are grown. But in world that’s striving for authenticity, is there still a place for regional blends?

https://www.winemag.com/2018/03/22/single-site-regional-blends/

Tito’s vodka lawsuit over ‘handmade’ settled

A US consumer is to settle a lawsuit against Tito’s Handmade Vodka, after arguing that the brand “deceived” drinkers into believing it is handmade.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/titos-vodka-lawsuit-over-handmade-settled/

New Prisoner Wine

Constellation’s The Prisoner Wine Company is extending its lineup with the launch of The Snitch, a new limited offering. Rolling out nationwide, The Snitch is a Napa Valley Chardonnay retailing at $35 a 750-ml. The wine joins The Prisoner Wine Company’s existing range, which is led by its namesake red blend, and also includes the Derange, Blindfold, Saldo, Cuttings, and Thorn labels. Constellation acquired The Prisoner Wine Company from Huneeus Vintners for $285 million in 2016. Impact Databank estimates that the flagship red blend ($47) was up 17.5%, to 165,000 cases in the U.S. last year.

10 UNDERAPPRECIATED ITALIAN VARIETIES

With thousands of years of wine producing culture dating (possibly) more than 6,000 years, Italy is one of the world’s biggest wine producers and few countries have more indigenous grape varieties than the Mediterranean peninsula.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/03/10-underappreciated-italian-varieties/

How to Avoid Pay-to-Play Violations

The TTB has increased its enforcement budget—here’s what you need to know to stay in the clear

Possibly setting the tone for the $5 million trade enforcement budget was the 2016 Massachusetts Craft Beer Guild settlement with the TTB for $750,000. The settlement resulted from alleged violations that Craft Beer Guild paid “slotting fees” to retailers in exchange for favorable product placement and shelf space.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-to-avoid-pay-to-play-violations/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=61575468&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8F3prLsN78c19DHHuxMc52fasJQ2Ru4myl1aY2wHWxDSNyCzm5-NklntObv_CfjySu0le-eqBhOxIrTGIdMJ4CS3vtm97nwKvQs2AQ8OEKvbGRumc&_hsmi=61575685

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEARLY A DECADE, RICH PEOPLE INVESTED MORE IN ART THAN WINE

For the first time since 2010, wealthy folks have spent more money on art than “investment grade wine”,

https://quartzy.qz.com/1235444/for-the-first-time-in-nearly-a-decade-rich-people-invested-more-in-art-than-wine/

6 Reasons You Don’t Sell all the Wine You Make

The wine business is the most competitive consumer product group in the world. I defy you to come up with a category with more choices and more complexity. Oh, and guess what- every vintage is different!

Wine knowledge is great- in fact its compulsory. But if you own a winery and you think “more education” is going to help you sell more wine, get used to disappointment

http://salisburycreative.com/wordpress_d/6-reasons-you-dont-sell-all-the-wine-you-make/

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Losing the booze: five ways to drink less without missing out

10 best wine and kids food pairings

My Favorite New Gadget Is This Machine That Puts Pictures on Beer

 AND MORE!

 

Biodynamic Wine Production Illustrated

The video makes a difficult concept come to life with fun illustrations and easy-to-understand messages, keeping the magic of Biodynamic wine production alive, while eliminating some of the mystery!

https://youtu.be/iwbPS6eF5eo

40 Wines 
That Changed 
the Way We Drink

Some wines are good, some are bad, and some are significant. Here are 40 that made a difference.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/40-wines

AMERICA’S DRUNKEST STATES, RANKED

In its report, “America’s Drunkest States,” 24/7 Wall St. has mapped out the rate of adults’ excessive drinking, alcohol-related driving deaths, and general health outcomes in all 50 states—and where some states land may surprise you.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/drunkest-states-ranked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d803cedc04-Mar_13_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d803cedc04-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d803cedc04-38937345&mc_cid=d803cedc04&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

NEW SERVICE OPENS UP JAPANESE WINES TO THE WORLD

A website that specializes in the sale of Japanese spirits has added a new service offering to deliver Japanese wines to anywhere in the world.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/03/new-service-opens-up-japanese-wines-to-the-world/

2017 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Trends for the United States

Wine Tasting Engages Your Brain More Than Any Other Behavior, Says Neuroscientist

It’s all about how we create the flavors.

Glasses lined-up and filled with wine for wine tasting at winery, Maipu, Mendoza, Argentina.

https://www.coastalliving.com/syndication/wine-tasting-engages-your-brain-more-any-other-behavior

How to order wine: a blagger’s guide to restaurant etiquette

There’s something very assuring about walking into a bar and knowing exactly what you’re going to order.

https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/restaurants/how-to-order-wine-a-blaggers-guide-to-restaurant-etiquette-a3788366.html

Forget taste and smell. Sound is the new way to sell wine to millennials

Podcasts are hot. Around 70 million Americans listen regularly to them

http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/wine/dunne-on-wine/article204365204.html

A to Z Wineworks keeps spot among nation’s hottest wine brands

A to Z volume reached an estimated 285,000 cases in 2017, up 12.8 percent from 2016. That followed on double-digit increases the previous two years.

https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2018/03/12/a-to-z-wineworks-keeps-spot-among-nations-hottest.html

New Roscato Wines

Palm Bay International has introduced two new red blend offerings under its Roscato brand. Both new entries—Roscato Dark and Roscato Smooth—are a blend of native Trentino red varieties and retail at $13 a 750-ml. Roscato’s new expressions mark the first still wines in the brand portfolio, and will be in national distribution by April 1. An Impact “Hot Brand,” Roscato has more than doubled in size in the U.S. since 2014, reaching 750,000 cases last year.

New Fetzer

Fetzer Vineyards is launching Flatbed Red—a new red blend—to commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary. The 13.9%-abv wine features a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, and Teroldego and is aged for eight months in both French and American oak. Flatbed Red is available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $13 a 750-ml.

 

U.S. is 4th WORST in organic vineyards among major global wine grape growers

 

Why the liquor industry wants to get self-driving cars on the road

Automakers and tech firms have long been the ones hustling to get self-driving cars on the street. But they’ve lately been joined by a surprise ally: America’s alcohol industry.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/03/13/why-the-liquor-industry-wants-to-get-self-driving-cars-on-the-road/?utm_term=.bf92e9857fb5

10 best wine and kids food pairings

Grab a glass and get ready to raid your kid’s snack stash!

http://www.wcvb.com/article/wine-and-kids-food-pairings/19435257

Malfy Gin launches orange-flavored expression

Italian gin brand Malfy has added a new expression to its range – Malfy Gin Con Arancia, which is distilled with Sicilian blood oranges.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/malfy-gin-launches-orange-flavoured-expression/

More Winemakers Turn to Aluminium Closures

New research shows the global wine market shifting towards aluminium closures Aluminium closures now account for just under 30% of the total global bottled still wine market, according to research recently conducted by Euromonitor.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/03/14/winemakers-turn-aluminium-closures

What’s your favorite wine? It depends on the season

Working as a wine professional, I’ve been asked many interesting questions, but by far the most difficult is, “What is YOUR favorite wine?”

http://www.themonitor.com/life/vidafood/article_61a79970-2628-11e8-b9dd-eb43f7cf68f1.html

Is it detrimental to a wine to filter sediment through a coffee filter into a carafe?

With the exception of some unfiltered wines, sediment typically doesn’t appear until a wine is about 10 years old

http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/Is-It-OK-to-Filter-Wine-Sediment-with-Coffee-Filter-56177

7 Deadly Sins of Wine and Food Pairing

The 7 Worst Wine and Food Pairings

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/7-worst-wine-and-food-pairings/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=d78bed33c6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-d78bed33c6-62472929&mc_cid=d78bed33c6&mc_eid=d73340fcba

What is a Teinturier Grape?

A teinturier grape is a red wine grape with dark skins and flesh. In contrast, regular red wine grapes have dark skins, but clear flesh. Fittingly, the word “teinturier” comes from the French “to dye or stain.”

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/teinturier-grapes/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=d78bed33c6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-d78bed33c6-62472929&mc_cid=d78bed33c6&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Can Science Make Alcohol Safer?

The scion of an Indian pharmaceutical giant spent $35 million to make your martini more liver-friendly. But regulators aren’t raising their glasses just yet.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-science-make-alcohol-safer-1508762361

Apothic Wine Launches New Red Wine Infused With Cold Brew Coffee

A wine brand known for challenging convention through its innovative blends, Apothic has created a one-of-a-kind wine infused with cold brew coffee labeled Apothic Brew that will hit shelves nationwide on April 1st.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newReleases/?go=getArticle&dataid=196792

Top bottled water brands contaminated with plastic particles

The world’s leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process, according to a major study across nine countries published Wednesday.

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-bottled-brands-contaminated-plastic-particles.html

IS THE WINE TRADE SPEAKING THE SAME LANGUAGE AS CONSUMERS?

The conversation around wine education has focused on different types of consumer for a long time – how best to market those who don’t give a fig about where the wine comes from and only about how it tastes as opposed to wine geeks who want to know everything possible about terroir and winemaking.

http://winemag.co.za/marthelize-tredoux-is-the-wine-trade-speaking-the-same-language-as-consumers/


Self-serve dispensing technology encourages exploration in alcoholic drinks – but could also challenge brand loyalty

With self-serve dispensing technology gaining momentum in the market, it is becoming easier for consumers to explore new types of drinks. This presents drinks manufacturers with new opportunities – but could also challenge brand loyalty, says GlobalData.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/03/14/Self-serve-dispensing-technology-encourages-exploration-in-alcoholic-drinks-but-could-also-challenge-brand-loyalty

 

Robust Sales for Premium, Small-Production Wines Latest Wine Industry Metrics

Report finds smaller wineries enjoying strong sales

https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/196809/Robust-Sales-for-Premium-Small-Production-Wines

Should wine be savored or guzzled? For true pleasure, mindset matters

Wine is at its best and most powerful when it is paired with food in an extended dining experience.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-how-to-savor-and-enjoy-wine-20180314-story.html

How a soak in a tub of wine remedied my crushing stress and anxiety

’m probably not the only one who has said they could dive headfirst into vat of wine after a long day of meetings, looming deadlines, and tube delays.

http://metro.co.uk/2018/03/15/soak-bath-wine-helped-battle-overwhelming-stress-anxiety-7388606/

Excellent Hospitality Shows Direct Impact on Wine Sales

“Staff Training: Your Best Investment”

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/03/14/excellent-hospitality-wine-sales

Why Some Champagne Producers are Going Organic and Biodynamic

Farming biodynamically and organically in Champagne has traditionally been seen as risky business, but a growing movement is challenging that assumption

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-some-champagne-producers-are-going-organic-and-biodynamic/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=61407547&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–sdcXx6wH7pY5D6mhwiZ01FZQ8C0VL6RLchSHABtnCaN3vDnutBIFls_48IBbJ0fsDGOKcGs7gSM9V8OH7bqFMw7Q5f8DKcg2L1ht-_dQPcNRO_2Q&_hsmi=61407424

A Backstreet Boys Tequila Business Is In The Works

Apparently, “The Boys” performed at Moon Palace, a luxury resort in Cancun, and spoke with Tasting Table about their interest in tequila (but honestly, who isn’t interested in tequila?

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/a-backstreet-boys-tequila-business-is-in-the-works-now-my-life-is-complete-8522339

Massive Côte du Rhône fine-wine fraud uncovered by French police

Some 66.5 million bottles of wine, the equivalent of 13 Olympic sized swimming pools full of plonk, was falsely sold as high quality Côtes-du-Rhône wine, French officials have revealed.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180316/massive-cte-du-rhne-fine-wine-fraud-smashed-by-french-police

Losing the booze: five ways to drink less without missing out

Cutting down doesn’t have to be a chore. Try these simple tricks to cut alcohol consumption while maximizing your pleasure

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/mar/16/losing-the-booze-five-ways-to-drink-less-without-missing-out

Second Labels and parallel brands

Now enter a new category of “second” wine: the Parallel brand, supported by Ramey and other top-rate wineries. This is a relatively new phenomenon that allows wineries that specialize in some wines to delve into other things without competing with themselves.

http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/dan-berger/dan-berger-s-on-wine-second-labels-and-parallel-brands/article_751b141b-47bc-5050-8cea-e591b46390a8.html

Embracing Old Oak Barrels

Some winemakers are using 100-year-old barrels, disproving the premise that they must be discarded after five years

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/embracing-old-oak-barrels/

Understanding Barbera d’Asti vineyards

The Barbera d’Asti production zone stretches from the town of Asti, to Alessandria and Cuneo. It is produced in 167 towns in the south of Piedmont, and mainly in the Asti area (116 small towns in the Asti zone and 51 in the Alessandria one).

http://www.decanter.com/sponsored/barbera-asti-wines/understanding-barbera-dasti-vineyards-385511/#Yz8OWhOBeb7rxKbJ.99

What to do if your wine cork breaks or crumbles
We’ve all been there – a cork has started to crumble away in your bottle of wine. But what should you do next, and can you drink the wine?

http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/what-to-do-if-your-wine-cork-breaks-or-crumbles-ask-decanter-385980/#kfLUmvxzIoUAV9od.99

My Favorite New Gadget Is This Machine That Puts Pictures on Beer

Beer Ripples, “a hospitality device that can produce any image or message”

http://nymag.com/selectall/2018/03/my-favorite-gadget-is-the-machine-that-puts-pictures-on-beer.html

2017’S TOP 50 CRAFT BREWERIES, ACCORDING TO THE BREWERS ASSOCIATION

The 2017 Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies list is led by D.G. Yuengling & Son, Boston Beer Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, and Duvel Moortgat (which owns Ommegang, Firestone Walker, and Boulevard Brewing).

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/2017-top-50-craft-breweries/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=df476783ba-Mar_17_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-df476783ba-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-df476783ba-38937345&mc_cid=df476783ba&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PAIRING BURGERS WITH WINE

Pairing burgers with wine surpasses high-low gimmickry. The humble patty is currently in its prime (pun absolutely intended), as chefs elevate black-bean burgers, bacon-topped behemoths, and everything in between with carefully chosen ingredients and housemade condiments.

https://vinepair.com/articles/burger-wine-pairing-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=df476783ba-Mar_17_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-df476783ba-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-df476783ba-38937345&mc_cid=df476783ba&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE RETURN OF PULQUE: MEET THE ANCESTOR OF TEQUILA

Pulque is produced from the sap of the maguey plant, or agave, which makes it a relative (a very, very ancient relative) of mezcal and tequila. However, pulque is created through fermentation, rather than distillation, a process that begins as soon as the plant is cut into and one which will continue even as you drink it.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/pulque-ancestor-of-tequila/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-3-18-18&mc_cid=fcb19d20d9&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wq6zca2ZOSM

To drink better wine, raise your price level

If you want to improve your wine picks, then get into a wine shop or a liquor store, big box store that has a big selection. And yes, you’re going to pay more for better wine.

http://www.tribstar.com/features/valley_life/to-drink-better-wine-raise-your-price-level/article_acf97c95-9e93-56b4-ad3d-8c30efdea25d.html

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 03-24-18

March 24, 2018

Exploring all things wine with you!

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Franklin Wine Club Exploring New Zealand Event

March 23, 2018

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Exploring New Zealand Wines

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Thursday March 22nd 2018

 

March 22nd 2018

7PM

Exploring New Zealand Wines

Guest Host: Jillian Smith

 

Located in the South Pacific, with the southernmost vineyards in the world, 1,000 miles east of Australia, New Zealand is a sea of thirst-quenching Sauvignon Blanc. Top 20 in both wine consumption and wine production,

We will of coarse explore Sauvignon Blanc comparing two styles. Did you also know they make a sparkling version? We will have it along with Pinot Gris, Rosé, Pinot Noir AND a Malbec blend yes Malbec from New Zealand!

Jillian will share photos from her trips and tell us all about 7 wines.

These will be great food wines for your Easter meal and gifts!

 

Jillian Smith Bio

Jillian is the Brand Ambassador for Villa Maria Wine Estates. She has been working with the company since 2014 and has covered the MA, CT, and RI markets. The Boston native has had the opportunity to visit Villa Maria’s properties in New Zealand 3 times to familiarize herself with the vineyards, the winemaking, and the team of individuals who craft the wines. She graduated from UMass Amherst in 2012 with a degree in Economics and French and has completed her WSET Level 3 in wine certifications.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/248228627/

 

The Wines:

 

 

Wine A

2016 Villa Maria Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc



750ml $14.99

 

Wine #1

2017 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc


750ml $14.99

 

Wine #2

2016 Esk Valley Sauvignon Blanc

750ml $16.99

 

Wine #3

2015 Villa Maria Pinot Gris

 

750ml $14.99

 

Wine #4

2017 Villa Maria Rosé






750ml $14.99

 

Wine #5

2016 Villa Maria Pinot Noir




 

750ml $17.99

 

Wine #6

2015 Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Red Blend

 

750ml $21.99

 

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Introducing Physical Web Technology

The Physical Web uses beacon technology to communicate to your phone.

Two ways your can explore this with us:

1.     Walk into the store and get current specials, our custom tasting notes and drink recommendations.

2.     Attend a education/tasting in our wine room and get product information, pricing and food pairings

Stop in and try and be rewarded with a special gift for using.

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 03-21-18

March 21, 2018

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