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March 19, 2018

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Liquor Industry News/Links 03-19-18

March 19, 2018

 

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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03-19-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

How are Eucharistic bread and wine made?

Why Are New Hampshire’s Tax-Free Liquor Stores Selling So Much Hennessy?

New Poll Shows Broad Support For Laws To Protect Against Misleading Wine Labels

 

 AND MORE!

 

Hopedale MA man crafts guide to wool and wine

Things always seems to come in pairs – yarn and needles, wine and cheese. One Hopedale resident posed the question – what about yarn and wine?

http://orleans.wickedlocal.com/news/20180304/hopedale-man-crafts-guide-to-wool-and-wine

Wine’s Generations Game

Sales growth is slowing in the U.S. wine market, as Boomers retire and Millennials continue to crash on Mom’s couch

http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/Boomer-Gen-X-Millennial-Wine-Trends

Zinfandel is working through its identity crisis

Zinfandel tends to be high in alcohol. If it’s not made carefully, the burn from the alcohol can overwhelm the fruit. Tradition-minded producers strive to make a restrained “claret-style” zin.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/02/26/zingfangddwel.html

U.S. not really a wine drinking country? Poor showing in per-capita spending indicates huge room for improvement.

WHAT IS CARBONIC MACERATION AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

There’s a lot of jargon associated with wine, particularly with winemaking. Do most wine drinkers really need to be able to tell if a wine undergoes a punch-down versus a pump-over?

https://vinepair.com/articles/carbonic-maceration-care/

The Ultimate Wine Guide For Beer Lovers

Are you a beer drinker?  Maybe wine has never appealed to you, or you have found all the types of wine overwhelming. Who knows the difference between white and red, anyway?

http://www.dailyinfographic.com/wines-for-beer-lovers

Who Is The American Wine Buyer?

The Airlines with the Best Craft Beer, Ranked

Good news for beer lovers: Airlines are catching onto the craft brewing boom. Here’s how 8 major domestic carriers stack up.

http://www.foodandwine.com/beer/which-airlines-have-best-craft-beer?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ef3a4bc634-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ef3a4bc634-36686829

Puglia Flourishes with Wines Made from Indigenous Grapes

Once known more for dazzling Adriatic beaches and medieval castles, the Italian region of Puglia is looking to its indigenous grapes (like Negroamaro and Primitivo) to put a spotlight on the region’s wine scene.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/03/05/puglia-wine-italy/

New Poll Shows Broad Support For Laws To Protect Against Misleading Wine Labels

Global wine alliance calls on U.S. lawmakers to heed consumers’ demand for accurate and clear wine labels

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-poll-shows-broad-support-for-laws-to-protect-against-misleading-wine-labels-300607800.html

Zero Oxygen Solutions To Release Wine Saver Kit

To use the wine saver, a consumer can insert the ZOS stopper with the attached, oxygen-absorbing cartridge into an open bottle of wine. Then, the wine saver is said to remove the oxygen that causes wine to go bad.

https://www.homeworldbusiness.com/zos-wine-saver-kit-to-debut-at-ihhs/

EVERYTHING YOU THINK ABOUT TANNINS IS PROBABLY WRONG

Tannins are complicated little bastards, and the wine world has turned them into one of the least-understood aspects of wine drinking.

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-are-tannins-wine/

Please just admire this guy in his ball pit of beer cans

Apparently 30,000 of them, as per a YouTube video

https://mashable.com/2018/03/07/beer-can-ball-pit/#IJTwaj7AGmql

Get out of your comfort zone with these 10 wines

Out of an estimated 1,200 grape varietals in the world, 65 percent of the wine sold in the United States is limited to seven categories — chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pinot grigio, moscato, pinot noir and white zinfandel. Chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon account for 35 percent of total consumption, according to the Wine Institute.

http://www.capitalgazette.com/entertainment/ac-cn-wine-20180307-story.html

18 Things Only Wine Lovers Will Appreciate

For some, wine is an acquired taste. For others, it is the nectar of the Gods. These super-fun accessories were made for the latter.

https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/wine-gifts/view-all/

Tullamore Dew Red Sox Edition

William Grant & Sons’ Tullamore Dew has released a limited edition Boston Red Sox bottle to celebrate the brand’s partnership with the MLB team. The Red Sox Collector’s Edition Bottle will be available exclusively throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont for a limited time, retail priced at $25-$29 a 750-ml. Tullamore Dew rose 11.5% to 240,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

Weed or wine?

By far, the biggest game changer to come down the pike in years, the elephant just entering the room, is how will legal marijuana affect wine consumption?

https://www.theunion.com/entertainment/rod-byers-weed-or-wine/

 

Pabst Brewing Company Launches National Bohemian Crab Shack Shandy

Crab Shack Shandy will be available in 16 oz. can six packs (MSRP: $8.99) and 12 oz. can twelve packs (MSRP: $14.99) in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Crab Shack Shandy has an ABV of 4.2 percent, IBU of 15 and SRM of 5.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/pabst-brewing-company-launches-national-bohemian-crab-shack-shandy?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=b6f5db685f-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-b6f5db685f-36686829

 

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc: too much of a good thing?

Ask consumers which nation makes the best Sauvignon Blanc on the planet, and most of them will say New Zealand. Very few countries have cornered the market in a single, popular variety like the Kiwis.

http://www.timatkin.com/articles?1859

 

How to bluff as a wine buff

Masquerade as a connoisseur with these tips from The Wine Show’s Amelia Singer

https://life.spectator.co.uk/2018/03/how-to-bluff-as-a-wine-buff/

 

The Ultimate Guide to Toasting With Sparkling Wine

Champagne isn’t the only bubbly you can use.

https://www.brides.com/story/the-ultimate-guide-to-toasting-with-sparkling-wine

 

Kevin O’Leary: 3 tips to pick a great bottle of wine for under $20

Kevin O’Leary is famous for his role as an investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank,”

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/07/kevin-oleary-3-tips-to-pick-a-great-cheap-wine.html

Wine Term: Cool Climate

The climate greatly affects what wines grow and how they taste. The term “cool climate” refers to wine regions which specialize in varieties like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/cool-climate-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=c269d3209d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-c269d3209d-62472929&mc_cid=c269d3209d&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Captain Morgan targets shot market with Watermelon Smash

Spiced rum brand Captain Morgan has expanded its portfolio of shot-inspired spirits with a new limited-edition flavour: Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/captain-morgan-targets-shot-market-with-watermelon-smash/

Booker’s Bourbon unveils Kathleen’s Batch

Beam Suntory-owned Booker’s Bourbon has unveiled its first bottling of 2018, which honours Kathleen DiBenedetto ­– the woman who helped launch Beam’s Small Batch Bourbon Collection in the 1990s.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/bookers-bourbon-unveils-kathleens-batch/

The Retailers Changing How We Buy Wine

Today’s wine store is no longer just a place to buy wine.

Retailers in many markets are able to expand offerings to include more corners of the wine world.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/new-wine-retail-best-wine-store-new-york-la/

The Barolo Style Guide

Few wine regions have such clearly defined stylistic differences as the Barolo communes of La Morra and Serralunga d’Alba.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/03/the-barolo-style-guide

Why Are New Hampshire’s Tax-Free Liquor Stores Selling So Much Hennessy?

So much Hennessy is being sold, in fact, that one New Hampshire official is asking state Attorney General Gordon MacDonald to investigate whether the Liquor Commission is turning a blind eye to bootlegging and money-laundering activities.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/03/08/591568943/hennessy-hauls-raise-concerns-about-new-hampshire-s-tax-free-liquor-business

New Cavit Wines

Palm Bay International is launching two new limited edition wines under its Cavit label. Cavit Rosé, which is rolling out nationally now, is made from a proprietary blend of native Trentino red grapes and retails at $9 a 750-ml. Cavit Prosecco, retailing at $15, is comprised of 100% Glera grapes and will hit national distribution on April 1. Cavit, based in northeastern Italy’s Trentino region, is the top-selling Italian wine in the U.S. by volume, led by its Pinot Grigio varietal.

 

 

The TTB Gets a Master of Wine

Caroline Hermann is the bureau’s first-ever MW

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-ttb-gets-a-master-of-wine/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=61230158&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–V30g_ekIRfbdMvKdZB51N84MuD9L2K8DylVvxmW7w7nv5RRkAyb0WIr2PsoCwFYfFxkilEg3krfRc1ABaiCC6s5vz4ATkkFo6mOcryP11wcMGv2k&_hsmi=61230124

 

 

Making the Case for Wine on Tap

Though the history of kegged wines is a young one, it’s a growing force. Find out how wine on tap offers benefits to the environment, winemakers and adventurous drinkers.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/03/07/wine-on-tap/

WE ASKED 10 WINEMAKERS: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WINE-AND-CHEESE PAIRING?

While most wine and cheese pairings are going to be pretty darn O.K., there’s a special kind of magic when the flavors and textures of your wine and cheeseare well matched. And who better to match them than someone who made one of them? So, we asked 10 winemakers their favorite cheese pairings for their wine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wine-cheese-pairing/

Says the Internet: Corks are the greatest wine closure ever; why use anything else?

Almost all of the wine the world drinks – most estimates are more than 90 percent – isn’t made to age. Most wine is made to drink for dinner that night.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/says-the-internet-corks-are-the-greatest-wine-closure-ever-why-use-anything-else/

Which wines are most likely to have tobacco aromas?

Tobacco notes are thought to both be a characteristic of certain grapes and the wines made from them, but can also be from the influence of oak barrels, which can add that spicy, tobacco complexity.

http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/Which-Wines-Have-Tobacco-Aromas-56167

World Wide Wine Consumption

Why You Should Never Add Ice Cubes To Red Wine

It is a conundrum that never seems to go away – should you put ice cubes in your red wine if you desire a cool drink?

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/05/22/why-you-should-never-add-ice-cubes-to-red-wine/

How are Eucharistic bread and wine made?

The Roman Rite has very specific guidelines about the process.

https://aleteia.org/2018/03/11/how-are-eucharistic-bread-and-wine-made/

People Can Now Drink Wine Inside A Giant Butthole
Folks in Belgium are being given quite the opportunity to drink wine inside of a hotel that has been designed to look like an anus. The hotel is called CasAnus Hotel. And  not only is there an anus placed in the middle of a field, but there’s also some lower intestine, with a bar called BarRectum. And yes, I’m a college graduate that just wrote that sentence.


http://www.craveonline.com/mandatory/1378673-people-can-now-drink-wine-inside-giant-butthole#BE8dxjTjesJOFBvw.99

Kim Crawford Looks To Premiumize With New Upscale Range

Constellation’s Kim Crawford is extending at the high end with a new Signature Reserve line of wines. The first entry in the range is a Sauvignon Blanc retailing at $25 a 750-ml., compared with the core brand’s $18 price point. Constellation says the new offering—sourced from the lower Wairau sub-region of Marlborough, New Zealand—is in response to consumer demand for richer, more complex expressions of Sauvignon Blanc, and has big aromatics and a ripe tropical character. Each vineyard parcel is fermented separately in small lots. A total of 20,000 9-liter cases of Kim Crawford’s Signature Reserve Sauvignon Blanc were produced, with 6,800 cases coming to the U.S; the new wine will be available nationwide by the end of this month. Kim Crawford depleted 1.3 million cases in the U.S. in 2017 on growth of 13%, according to Impact Databank.

Craft wine: Does it exist? Can it exist?

Craft wine shouldn’t be about the size of the winery, but about the quality of its products. Otherwise, what’s the point?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/craft-wine-does-it-exist-can-it-exist/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 03-12-18

March 12, 2018

 

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

03-12-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

THE 7 MISTAKES EVERYONE MAKES AT A WINE SHOP

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HENNESSY COGNAC

What makes beer taste like beer?

 

 AND MORE!

 

Rosé wine, hard cider are in the pink for Millennials

While rosé only represents about 1.5% of the total table wine category, it’s growing at a massive rate, according to Nielson. Rosé sales climbed nearly 40% in the 12 months ended Dec. 2, according to the market researcher.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/02/25/rose-wine-hard-cider-pink-millennials/371411002/

New Zealand confirmed number 3 in USA wine market

Last year the total value of New Zealand wine imported to the US reached US$422 million, up 6% on 2016 and surpassed only by Italy (US$1.9 billion) and France (US$1.8 billion).

New Zealand sits ahead of Australia, Spain, Argentina and Chile.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1802/S00658/new-zealand-confirmed-number-3-in-usa-wine-market.htm

Affordable White Burgundy Exists — If You Know Where to Look

White Burgundy is unquestionably one of the greatest wines of the world. Almost exclusively made from Chardonnay on limestone soil, it can express both power and finesse. But as acclaim and demand rise, who can afford white Burgundy anymore?

https://vinepair.com/articles/affordable-white-burgundy/

Where To Spreadable Gin, Which, Yes, Is Literally What It Sounds Like It Is

If you just can’t be bothered with breakfast, this will probably change your mind: A new gin and tonic marmalade

https://www.bustle.com/p/where-to-spreadable-gin-which-yes-is-literally-what-it-sounds-like-it-is-8322077

KANGAROOS SOUR VINTAGE IN AUSTRALIA’S MARGARET RIVER

Wineries in Margaret River are trying to minimise the damage caused by a rising Kangaroo population invading the vineyards as harvest for the new vintage gets underway.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/02/kangaroos-sour-vintage-in-australias-margaret-river/

Super-Premium Bourbon Tops 5 Million Cases In The U.S.

Since 2010, U.S. volumes of super-premium Bourbon ($25 and above) have now grown by nearly 3.3 million cases.

Drew Bledsoe shares how making wine is a natural extension of football

The first overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft catches us up on his fruitful retirement endeavors.

BLEDOSE WINES IN STOCK!

https://www.boston.com/sports/new-england-patriots/2018/02/26/drew-bledsoe-doubleback-winery-vineyards

Private label wines: Like a seat on a no-frills airline, people may complain but they love them

Private label wines are everywhere but don’t announce their presence. There’s an ocean of bulk wine made cheaply in California’s San Joaquin Valley, Australia, Chile, and elsewhere. What a private label wine does is attempt to make it seem like this wine was handmade by a person from a single place.

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2018/02/private-label-wines-like-seat-on-no.html

Ten myths about the Chinese wine market

For the past decade, everybody’s been talking about China and its potential as a wine market. Which is as you’d expect, because it’s already an important market that’s only going to get stronger. But if you’re thinking about doing business in China, or you’d like to do more, you need to know what’s good market information and what’s just a myth.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/ten-myths-about-chinese-wine-market

MICH ULTRA GOES ORGANIC TO STAY ON TOP OF LOW-CAL BEER BOOM

Ultra Pure Gold. It has 85 calories, 10 less than regular Ultra, and will be marketed as containing “organic grains.”

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http://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/mich-ultra-organic-stay-top-low-cal-beer-boom/312513/

JOHNNIE WALKER BECOMES JANE WALKER FOR LIMITED EDITION

Diageo’s popular Scotch whisky brand Jonnie Walker has given its Black Label a makeover, turning its striding man logo into a woman for a ‘Jane Walker’ limited edition.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/02/johnnie-walker-becomes-jane-walker-for-limited-edition/

 

New Arnold Palmer

MillerCoors and AriZona Beverages have launched Arnold Palmer Spiked Half & Half. The 5%-abv flavored malt beverage is a non-carbonated blend of iced tea and lemonade based on the popular non-alcoholic AriZona product. To promote the new offering, MillerCoors has placed Arnold Palmer Spiked at events, like the TPC Scottsdale golf tournament, and music festivals across the U.S. Arnold Palmer Spiked is now available nationwide in 24-ounce cans and in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans.

ThE IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURES FOR EVERY TYPE OF BEER, EXPLAINED

Serving beer can have kind of a Goldilocks effect: too warm, it’s flat and possibly off-flavor; too cold, and its flavors will be masked. Just as there are optimal serving temperatures for wines, beer also benefits from being served the right way

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-temperature-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=00d6399bc8-Feb_28_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-00d6399bc8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-00d6399bc8-38937345&mc_cid=00d6399bc8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

A Better Way to Bottle in MA

M.S. Walker’s State of the Art New Facility Raises the Industry Bar

http://www.beveragejournalinc.com/new/easyblog/entry/a-better-way-to-bottle

Some Guy Figured Out How to Make Wine in His Instant Pot

If you want to try your hand at making your own wine, most homebrew shops will sell you the supplies to get things started. Or, if you’re David Murphy, you could just pull out your Instant Pot to the make the magic happen.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/02/some-guy-figured-out-how-to-make-wine-in-his-insta.html

Pour wine to savor and enjoy, not guzzle

Don’t limit yourself by over-pouring.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-wine-serving-size-0302-story.html

How to read a Spanish wine label

The label is your friend and guide — it’s not there to confuse you, it’s there to tell you what’s inside the bottle and where it’s from.

http://www.decanter.com/spanish-fine-wine/read-spanish-wine-label-384254/

The Best Wine to Pair with Lasagna

Who wants some lasagna? That’s a silly question. The answer, of course, is everyone. Everyone wants lasagna.

http://winefolly.com/food-wine/what-kind-of-wine-goes-with-lasagna/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=c89325bd71-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-c89325bd71-62472929&mc_cid=c89325bd71&mc_eid=d73340fcba

SWA secures GI for Scotch in New Zealand

New Zealand now joins more than 100 other countries, which have officially recognised Scotch whisky as a Scottish product, including Australia and Taiwan.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/swa-secures-gi-for-scotch-in-new-zealand/

Angels’ Share launches Bourbon-filled angel

The Bourbon-filled angels are available exclusively from A Taste of Kentucky for US$49.99

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/angels-share-launches-bourbon-filled-angel/

FOR MANY WINEMAKERS, CONCRETE IS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Over the past decade, more winemakers have started using concrete tanks, a fermentation and aging alternative that offers the best of both steel and oak.

https://vinepair.com/articles/concrete-tanks-winemaking/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0b73affe56-Mar_1_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0b73affe56-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0b73affe56-38937345&mc_cid=0b73affe56&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

5 Tips to Store Leftover Wine

Good practices to better preserve an opened bottle of wine, for longer…

http://socialvignerons.com/2018/03/01/5-tips-to-store-left-over-wine/

 

Bailey’s and Beyond: The Irish Cream PGI

In addition to meeting the EU standards for liqueurs, the PGI for Irish Cream requires the following:

40148369 – cold coffee drink with ice, beans and splash, close-up.

http://winewitandwisdomswe.com/2018/02/28/baileys-and-beyond-the-irish-cream-pgi/

 

YOUR FAVORITE TACO AND ITS PERFECT WINE PAIR

Pairing wine with tacos might seem a little unorthodox. However, they’re two of my favorite things, so why not enjoy them together?

https://www.thebacklabel.com/your-favorite-taco-and-its-wine-pair/?utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-3-1-18&mc_cid=44871f5f10&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WprQ1a2ZOSM

 

What Does Your Bottle Really Say About the Wine?

We spend a lot of time talking about the stuff inside wine bottles. But can the bottle itself, from its shape to color of the glass, tell you more about what you’re drinking? We go deeper than a punt into what’s behind your wine bottle.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/03/01/what-does-your-bottle-really-say-about-the-wine/

Phenolic compounds deserve superhero status

Antioxidants in wine credited with yet another health benefit.

https://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/blogs/superhero-phenolic-compounds-wine-foods

What you need in your Spanish wine cellar – a guide
Spanish wine expert Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW shares his advice on what to put in your cellar and when to drink…

http://www.decanter.com/spanish-fine-wine/what-you-need-in-your-spanish-wine-cellar-a-fguide-384116/

This Guy’s Dangerous Fail After Attempting A Popular YouTube Hack For Wine Is A Warning To Us All

DO NOT DO THIS. DO NOT DO WHAT LAWRENCE DID.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/tanyachen/just-dont-do-this?utm_term=.yc0EQMgo1p#.ucYLKQz837

US distillery creates ‘first’ coffee bean-rested Bourbon

The Stillhouse Spirits Company has created the ‘first’ Bourbon rested in roasted small-batch coffee beans, which will go on sale later this month.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/us-distillery-creates-first-coffee-bean-rested-bourbon/

New Irish Whiskey

Beam Suntory has released the Tyrconnell 15-year-old, an Irish whiskey finished in Madeira casks. The 46%-abv offering is a limited release that the company will roll out this month to select markets at a suggested retail price of $100 a 750-ml. The 15-year-old expression joins a Tyrconnell portfolio that already includes the core namesake brand, as well as a 10-year-old Madeira Cask Finish, 10-year-old Port Cask Finish, and 10-year-old Sherry Cask Finish.

Discovery shows wine grapes gasping for breath

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered how grapes “breathe,” and report that shortage of oxygen leads to cell death in the grape.

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-discovery-wine-grapes-gasping.html

Do Parker points matter any more?

Points, points, points. It’s such a complicated and polarized discussion.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/do-parker-points-matter-any-more

What makes beer taste like beer?

Beer is one of the most consumed beverages on the planet and for good reason. It’s delicious, refreshing and it has a huge variety of styles.

http://www.food24.com/Drinks/Beer/what-makes-beer-taste-like-beer-20180302

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HENNESSY COGNAC

The company — which reads “modern” but is in fact 253 years young — puts out a solid half of the world’s Cognac. It has Irish roots, and kept two families in business for eight and seven generations, respectively.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-hennessy-cognac/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e80cc6a51d-Mar_3_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e80cc6a51d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e80cc6a51d-38937345&mc_cid=e80cc6a51d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Choose the Right Wine: 7 Tips on How to Shop Smarter

Overwhelmed. Baffled. Bewildered. That’s how most people feel when shopping for wine.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/how-america-buys-wine

Do Wine Competition Medals Impact The Price Of Your Wine?

When you visit wineries, no doubt you’ve seen shiny medals on ribbons draped around bottles of wine. A new study by French economists examines whether wine competition awards have an impact on wine price and are indicators of quality.

http://www.vino-sphere.com/2018/02/do-wine-competition-medals-impact-price.html

Mood Swings For Wine Lovers

Personal taste is very, well, personal; it is also maddeningly dependent on context. It is the same as having a music playlist for working out, which you’d never play during a candlelight dinner. So, if you pick a wine for the mood you are trying to establish, everyone will be happy.

https://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/mood-swings-for-wine-lovers/Content?oid=11498317

 

The Bodyguard of Wine: Cork Is More Than a Closure

The Bodyguard of Wine: Cork Is More Than a Closure

https://www.thedailymeal.com/drink/bodyguard-wine-cork-more-closure

Love It or Hate It, Without Jameson You Wouldn’t Be Drinking Irish Whiskey

The brand’s hell-raising reputation moves units and inspires loyalty, but it doesn’t exactly secure Irish whiskey a spot in the craft canon.

https://vinepair.com/articles/jameson-irish-whiskey/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=036ec5a1ec-Jan_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-036ec5a1ec-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-036ec5a1ec-38937345&mc_cid=036ec5a1ec&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE 7 MISTAKES EVERYONE MAKES AT A WINE SHOP

For many people, heading to the local wine shop can be an intimidating and anxiety-inducing experience.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-7-most-common-mistakes-youre-making-at-the-wine-shop/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=036ec5a1ec-Jan_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-036ec5a1ec-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-036ec5a1ec-38937345&mc_cid=036ec5a1ec&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Cremant sparkling wine muscles in as new champagne as sales soar

French crémant sparkling wines have muscled in on the party circuit and are challenging the domination of those two old favorites.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/03/cremant-sparkling-wine-muscles-new-champagne-sales-soar/

New Zac Brown Wine

Delicato Family Vineyards is extending its Z. Alexander Brown brand with a new Uncaged Sauvignon Blanc retailing at $20 a 750-ml. The new entry is sourced from Napa Valley, warmer Lake County Vineyards in the North Coast, and cool southern Suisun Valley vineyards just south of Napa County. Z. Alexander Brown also includes an Uncaged Red Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir, as well as the recently released Uncaged Chardonnay.

THE UNITED STATES OF ALCOHOL

Here’s what a map of our country might look like if our drinking preferences were what divided us, instead of politics.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/united-states-of-alcohol-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a9a4c41b98-Mar_5_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a9a4c41b98-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a9a4c41b98-38937345&mc_cid=a9a4c41b98&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

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