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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-09-18

July 9, 2018

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

07-09-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

What’s killing Big American Beer?

 

Top 10 best-selling world whisk(e)y brands

 

Drinking Red Wine Might Help Make You a Better Athlete

AND MORE!

 

THE BEST AFFORDABLE WINE FOR EVERY OCCASION

An excellent wine choice that won’t bust your budget, for nearly every situation

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/best-types-of-wine-for-every-occasion

Wine’s Higher Education

An increasing number of universities are training future wine professionals as the $46-billion-a-year industry grows

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Wine-Higher-Education

WHAT DO WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY A WINE IS SALTY?

Salty? In a wine? What does that even mean?

https://quartzy.qz.com/1313189/what-do-we-mean-when-we-say-a-wine-is-salty/

 

WHY IS ENGLISH SPARKLING TRYING TO BE LIKE CHAMPAGNE?

Did you know that England is actually producing it’s own sparkling wine now?

https://www.thebacklabel.com/english-sparkling-champagne/?mc_cid=a43e9848e8&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wypg9hJKjBI?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-thursday-06-24-18

 

Polish wine rediscovered

Poland has a tradition of wine making dating back to the 11th century but only the past few decades have brought a revival of production

http://www.thenews.pl/1/6/Artykul/369270,Whats-Up-Polish-wine-rediscovered

Top Champagne Marketers Toast Bubbly’s U.S. Bounce

Champagne continues to surge in the U.S. market, propelled by a growing thirst for sparkling wines and a tilt toward higher-end offerings. Last year, U.S. volumes rose by 5% to pass the 1.5-million-case mark, according to Impact Databank. In terms of shipments by value, the U.S. overtook the U.K. to become Champagne’s largest export market in 2015, and it hasn’t looked back. Last year, shipments to the U.S. climbed 8.5% to €586 million ($684m), capping a four-year run in which they’ve expanded by 57%.

With vineyard labor scarce, Napa growers warm up to machines

The years-long labor shortage affecting the whole of California agriculture has left the statewide wine industry, Napa included, struggling to maintain high-quality farming practices without the support of an ample workforce.

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/with-vineyard-labor-scarce-napa-growers-warm-up-to-machines/article_19f7f5c5-995f-5f21-ba6c-66af1fe6ce11.html

The Weird and Wavy History of Wine Coolers

The bodacious bottled drinks once saw an explosion in popularity, then a backlash, and now, a surprise comeback.

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/qvn94q/the-weird-and-wavy-history-of-wine-coolers

BECK’S RELEASES BEER CAN SHAPED LIKE A CHAMPAGNE FLUTE

AB InBev-owned German beer brand Beck’s, in partnership with creative agency Serviceplan, has launched a new aluminium beer can which is shaped like a Champagne flute.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/becks-releases-beer-can-shaped-like-a-champagne-flute/

Porsche Creates Wine Named for the 356 and You’ll Have to Visit Germany to Get It

You can now properly raise a glass to Porsche’s 70th birthday with the ultimate celebratory drink.

http://www.thedrive.com/news/21758/porsche-creates-wine-named-for-the-356-and-youll-have-to-visit-germany-to-get-it

Wine appreciation is as much about feel as it is taste and aroma

Perhaps the most common misunderstanding about wine — and how to express one’s comprehension of it — is what I call the “the greengrocer’s shopping list syndrome”

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/wine-appreciation-is-as-much-about-feel-as-it-is-taste-and-aroma/news-story/967780ce3b0b2ccfc3c9c56501ef836d

8 Easy Steps to Blend Your Own Whiskey

Whiskey lovers are increasingly mixing their own custom blends at home, dubbed “infinity bottles.” One distiller gives us his eight tips on how to blend your own custom whiskey the right way.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/25/whiskey-blending-guide/

Having Your Wine and Drinking It

Move over, Coravin, there’s a new kid on the block

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/06/having-your-wine-and-drinking-it

Top 10 best-selling world whisk(e)y brands

As cross-category competition grows, whisk(e)y brands from Japan, Ireland and America are all vying for mindshare. These are the products that have come away from the fight victorious.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/06/top-10-best-selling-world-whiskey-brands/

TIRED OF GETTING SCREWED ON CORKAGE? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

An app that connects consumers with restaurants that allow corkage and the costs involved.

http://www.drinkmemag.com/tired-of-getting-screwed-on-corkage-theres-an-app-for-that/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=880655629d-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-880655629d-144602285&mc_cid=880655629d&mc_eid=db3f4d9053

Is This the Summer of Spiked Seltzer?

Move over, summer shandy. There’s a new libation in town in the form of spiked seltzer

https://www.thestreet.com/lifestyle/food-drink/is-2018-the-year-of-spiked-seltzer-14629200?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=14fab72384-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-14fab72384-36686829

Now wine lovers need to know about geology – or do they?

The idea that a vineyard’s ground is important for wine took hold in the Middle Ages

https://theconversation.com/now-wine-lovers-need-to-know-about-geology-or-do-they-98347

A Champagne flute that can hold an entire bottle of sparkling wine now exists — and people can’t wait to try it

If you are sick of constantly refilling your glasses of Champagne, then you’ll be excited to hear that the Present Finder is selling a gigantic Champagne flute that can hold an entire bottle of sparkling wine.

http://www.thisisinsider.com/giant-champagne-flute-2018-6

Three Biggest Challenges Facing Small Wineries Today?

How will small craft producers survive and thrive in the long run?

https://carlgiavanticonsulting.com/2018/06/25/three-biggest-challenges-facing-small-wineries-today/

Shaw Organic: Is This the Next Miracle from Bronco Wine & Trader Joe’s?

How is it possible to make a sell a wine made with organic grapes at such a low price?

https://wineeconomist.com/2018/06/26/shaw-organic/

Cannabis-Infused Beverages Emerge as Potential Beer Industry Disruptor

U.S. consumers looking to catch a buzz without the booze will soon be able to purchase an assortment of beer-centric products thanks to a pair of ventures aiming to disrupt the current alcohol market with cannabis-infused beverages.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/cannabis-infused-beverages-emerge-potential-beer-industry-disruptor

This Escape Room In A Winery Lets You Drink More Wine Every Time You Solve A Major Clue

So, hey, here’s something fun to try the next time you’re in Northern California: Sonoma winery Chateau St. Jean now includes an escape room among its many wine tasting options.

https://www.bustle.com/p/this-escape-room-in-a-winery-lets-you-drink-more-wine-every-time-you-solve-a-major-clue-9590506

The potential of Massachusetts’s wine

Massachusetts is no Bordeaux. It’s no Napa. Perhaps with global warming, someday it will rival the great wine regions of the world

http://valleyadvocate.com/2018/06/26/monte-belmonte-wines-the-potential-of-massachusetts-wine/

 

SHIPYARD BREWING LOSES TRADEMARK LAWSUIT

Portland’s Shipyard Brewing has lost a lawsuit against a Missouri-based brewer Logboat Brewing Co. over its Shiphead beer, having claimed that it had infringed upon its trademark.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/shipyard-brewing-loses-trademark-lawsuit/

 

Total Wine’s David Trone Wins Congressional Primary In Maryland

Total Wine co-owner David Trone has won the Democratic primary in Maryland’s 6th district, advancing to the general election for the state’s open seat in the House of Representatives. Trone bested seven other Democratic candidates and will now face defense contractor and GOP candidate Amie Hoeber in the general election. Trone’s self-financed campaign spent over $10 million to promote the candidate among voters and, according to the Washington Post, vastly out spent his competitors. As a candidate, Trone’s key issues are creating jobs and solving the opioid crisis. This year, Total Wine intends to open 20 new locations nationwide.

 

 

Merlot’s slow climb back

Industry observers scratch their heads and wonder if merlot will ever recover from the post-2004 slump. Some are asking, though, if merlot is still suffering a sales slump.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8450415-181/boyd-on-wine-merlots-slow

 

Why the World’s Most Popular Wine Grapes Are Vulnerable to a Pandemic

A single merciless pathogen could wipe out many grapes around the world in the same way that a single fungus, Phytophthora infestans, eradicated the variety of potato common across Ireland in the 1840s, causing the great famine.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/549082/why-worlds-most-popular-wine-grapes-are-vulnerable-pandemic

 

Supreme Court Confirms Online Wine Tax

A legal tax loophole on out-of-state wine purchases has been closed

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/06/supreme-court-confirms-online-wine-tax

 

Bruce Cohn debuts new wine label, 3 years after loss of namesake winery

Cohn, 71, has unveiled his Trestle Glen Vineyards label, which is sourced from grapes of his 21-acre Glen Ellen vineyard. Cohn was able to keep that land after previously racking up a mountain of debt — $25 million — for his B.R. Cohn Winery. the Bank of the West finally stepped in and engineered a sale of the winery to Vintage Wine Estates of Santa Rosa.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/8471195-181/bruce-cohn-debuts-new-wine

 

This Surprisingly Common Additive Makes Wine Way Worse For You — Is It In Your Bottle?

On a balmy night in the Arizona desert, we gathered outside, drinks in hand, to listen to three of the world’s best functional doctors have a casual conversation about alcohol, vices, and more.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/sugar-added-to-wine

 

Bookmark This No-Fail Summer Food And Wine Pairing Guide

Here’s how to do it with a few summer-ready suggestions.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lmowery/2018/06/27/bookmark-this-no-fail-summer-food-and-wine-pairing-primer/#643eaed62569

 

Drinking Red Wine Might Help Make You a Better Athlete

TO SAY YOU SHOULDskip the Gatorade and pass the cabernet might be an overstatement, but only slightly.

https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/drinking-red-wine-might-help-make-you-a-better-athlete/

 

Wine industry wants its products’ labeling in the next CAP

According to the proposal, alcohol makers will be free to decide whether to place information on the label, online or both.

https://www.euractiv.com/section/alcohol/news/wine-industry-wants-mandatory-labelling-in-the-next-cap/

 

‘MASTERCHEF’ WINE NOW A REALITY

Endemol Shine North America, the producers of the cooking competition series “MasterChef” and winemaker Lot18 are launching a collection of wine in the United States.

https://www.licenseglobal.com/television/masterchef-wine-now-reality

 

A Scientific Study Proves That Exercise Isn’t As important As Drinking Wine When It Comes To Living Past 90 Years Of Age!

It is really helpful to drink wine often, but you shouldn’t for example drink 1 whole bottle with your dinner. You have to drink it moderately.

http://globalhealthcorner.com/scientific-study-proves-exercise-isnt-important-drinking-wine-comes-living-past-90-years-age/

 

The Case for Chianti Classico
Can a growing chorus of believers make Chianti Classico cool again?

https://www.wineandspiritsmagazine.com/news/entry/the-case-for-chianti-classico

LOOKING TO COLLECT AND AGE WINE? START WITH ITALY

Age able bottles come from a (comparatively) short list of varieties, most being red, a few being white.

https://vinepair.com/articles/italian-wine-aging-guide/

All of the mistakes people make when buying, ordering, and drinking wine — and what to do instead

People often don’t spend enough on a bottle

http://www.businessinsider.com/mistakes-people-make-buying-ordering-and-drinking-wine-2018-6

How To Pair Wine With Chicken Nuggets

Though poultry transformed into finger food and booze do offer endless amounts of joy individually, the two are rarely paired together

https://www.forbes.com/sites/melissakravitz/2018/06/28/how-to-pair-wine-with-chicken-nuggets/#2dcb4df5531e

How to Pair Wine with Peaches

Whether thrown on the grill, mixed into a seasonal salad or used to brighten up a sandwich, peaches are a summer staple. Learn how to pair this delicious stone fruit with your favorite bottle of wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/28/peach-pairing/

Why Is Wine Tasting So Hard?

Professional tasters will tell you that despite providing an occasional source of joy, tasting wines is hard work.

http://www.worldoffinewine.com/news/why-is-wine-tasting-so-hard-6223894

 

How to pair wine with takeout

If you want your Friday night to consist of relaxing on your couch and eating piles of fried chicken from your lap, then go ahead — you do you.

https://nypost.com/2018/06/29/how-to-pair-wine-with-takeout/

 

What’s killing Big American Beer?

Beer shipments from US breweries are down 3.5% so far this year, according to The Beer Institute, an industry trade group.

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/29/news/companies/bud-light-miller-lite-budweiser-coors-light/index.html

French discover new pleasure: adult comics about wine

It is no secret that the French love wine. But they are also the world’s second-biggest consumers of graphic novels after the Japanese. Now a new wave of literature is putting the two passions together — comics for adults about wine.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180630/french-discover-new-pleasure-adult-comics-about-wine

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-02-18

July 2, 2018

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

07-02-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PAIRING BEER WITH BBQ

Bourbon Producers Consider the Pros and Cons of Non-GMO Corn

FACT AND FICTION: SULFITES

 

AND MORE!

 

Charting the evolution of today’s wine consumer

Today’s food and beverage consumers are evolving at an increasingly rapid pace. They want multiple choices, interesting flavors, excellent customer service and, above all else, convenience. As it turns out, wine consumers are no exception.

http://smartbrief.com/original/2018/06/charting-evolution-today’s-wine-consumer

Gentlemen, it’s the year of the brosé

Versatile, unpretentious and – yes – gender-neutral, rosé has earned its moment in the sun, as these top-fight sommeliers attest

http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/this-is-the-year-of-rose-wine

Study Find That Drinking White Wine Makes You Happier! Cheers!

Apparently happiness pairs well with fish.

http://candy95.com/study-find-that-drinking-white-wine-makes-you-happier-cheers/

The Best Price Point for Wine, According to Someone Who Buys Wine for a Living

How much should you spend on wine to get a good bottle at a reasonable price point?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/beverages/the-best-price-point-for-wine-according-to-someone-who-buys-wine-for-a-living/ar-AAyJIf2

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

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

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-is-it-so-hard-to-be-a-mom-in-the-wine-business/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=63843576&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8XbROf1XCmi_bBc3E5T4DqKzo2XZdE3cZYjuOlxYFGQ_NZ5B9OEZWCAIFDLN71NRcPAotECWdeCKZRPx_3vQxzGrgAt7FVXATItPBT_-yaCnj0Lbg&_hsmi=63844278

GOOSE ISLAND WINS LAWSUIT OVER BOURBON BARREL-AGED STOUT BEER

AB InBev-owned brewer Goose Island has won a lawsuit after two men sued the company for more compensation after purchasing bottles of its Bourbon County stout which had been contaminated with lactobacillus acetotolerans bacteria.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/goose-island-wins-lawsuit-over-bourbon-barrel-aged-stout-beer/

DRINKMOJIS: 11 ICONIC SPIRITS IN EMOJI FORM

Emojis. To know them is to love them.

https://vinepair.com/articles/liquor-emojis-brands/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a4c7154cf2-June_18_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a4c7154cf2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a4c7154cf2-38937345&mc_cid=a4c7154cf2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HOEGAARDEN

Enjoyed in 70 countries. Misunderstood in ours. Crafty before craft was such a big deal. Started by a milkman and now owned by the biggest brewing company in the world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/hoegaarden-beer-hefeweizen-witbier/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a4c7154cf2-June_18_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a4c7154cf2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a4c7154cf2-38937345&mc_cid=a4c7154cf2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Patrón extends Citrónge liqueur range

Bacardi-owned Tequila brand Patrón has expanded its Citrónge range of liqueurs with the launch of a pineapple-flavoured expression.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/06/patron-extends-citronge-liqueur-range/

7UP launches cocktail mixing app

Soft drink brand 7UP is encouraging consumers to experiment with cocktails at home with its new digital bartending app.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/06/7up-launches-cocktail-mixing-app/

Pouring A Beer The Wrong Way Can Lead To A Stomach Ache

Here’s how to get a perfect pour every time!

https://www.simplemost.com/pouring-a-beer-the-wrong-way-can-lead-to-a-stomach-ache/

Is Organic Wine Really Better for You (and Your Hangovers)?

It’s true that hangover-free mornings after wine-fueled nights are what originally caught my attention, but those aren’t the only reason people are opting for organic.

https://greatist.com/eat/is-organic-wine-really-better-for-you

Study Finds Drinkers Have Different Mouth Bacteria Than Nondrinkers

Research links drinking alcohol with disease-causing bacteria in the oral microbiome

Portrait of a beautiful young woman brushing teeth in the bathroom.

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Study-Finds-Drinkers-Have-Different-Mouth-Bacteria-Than-Nondrinkers

 

Most in U.S. say consuming AlcBevs & cannabis OK (19% still say alcohol is immoral)

 

Prosecco Producers Debate Making A Rosé Version

There have been rumors, for several years, that select Prosecco producers might be interested in creating a rosé version of the sparkling wine made from Pinot Noir

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2018/06/18/prosecco-producers-debate-making-a-rose-version/#664820567aef

 

RETAILER SPECIALISING IN MAGNUMS LAUNCHED

An online retailer that only sells magnums has been launched by two entrepreneurs who hope to capitalise on the current UK trend for upsizing wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/retalier-specialising-in-magnums-launched/

 

Can Italian wine succeed without strong brands

Italy Country Manager Pierpaolo Penco reflects on how the market success of many Italian wine brands seems to depend more on the ability to create categories that fill market gaps at every price point, rather than on developing corporate brands

http://www.wineintelligence.com/can-italian-wine-stand-without-strong-brands/

 

Four Ways to Drink More Wine With Your Tacos

Here’s the thing about drinking wine with tacos: you can’t be too serious about it. After all, when you’re hanging at your local taqueria or ordering Mexican takeout, you’re more likely to crack a beer or sip a Margarita.

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

 

How to Pair Wine With General Tso’s Chicken

Thank the food gods for Chinese takeout.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/06/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-general-tsos-chicken.html

 

12 Underground Wine Caves Open for Tastings

In Wine Country, a cave is more than a cave: It’s a magical place where wine quietly chills out to age gracefully.

http://www.7×7.com/12-wine-cave-tastings-northern-california-2578395484.html#

How much do restaurants mark up wine prices?

It’s no secret that restaurants mark up their wine, but the question is how much? And, if you knew, would it change your dining habits?

https://www.kare11.com/article/money/how-much-do-restaurants-mark-up-wine-prices/89-565703710

Barefoot Wine’s Personalized Rainbow Labels For Pride Month Let You Write Sweet Messages & Support The LGTBQ Community

you can personalize, online, FOR FREE, and get them mailed to your house.

STRANGE MA Not on state pick list when you go to site.

https://www.bustle.com/p/barefoot-wines-personalized-rainbow-labels-for-pride-month-let-you-write-sweet-messages-support-the-lgtbq-community-9489895

7 Tips to Understanding French Wine

French wine is delicious, but way too complicated. Here’s our seven tips for a base understanding of French wines.

https://frenchly.us/frenchlys-easy-guide-to-french-wine/

What’s the Ideal Temperature for Beer?

For years, many of the biggest beer brands simply said “cold” — or to put it another way, as cold as possible

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/best-beer-temperature?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=61d64ce688-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-61d64ce688-36686829

Everything You Need to Know about the Glera Grape & Prosecco Wine… and more.

Glera is the grape variety (the type of grapes) used to make the ultra-popular Prosecco sparkling wines.

Glera is essentially the synonym of Veneto’s Prosecco grape of northern Italy. The name by which it is now officially known.

http://socialvignerons.com/2018/06/21/the-glera-grape-behind-prosecco-wine-in-1000-words/

 

Is Originality Overpriced When it Comes to Wine?

Replica Wine, a Colorado company, is reverse-engineering famous wines to produce less expensive bottling’s.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/20/is-originality-overpriced-when-it-comes-to-wine/

 

10 OF THE MOST STUNNING WINE ESTATE LISTINGS ON AIRBNB

In the age of the internet no corner of the world is off limits, and it’s now easier than ever for a wine estate to offer up a slice of vinous paradise to the adventurous traveller

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/10-of-the-most-stunning-wine-estates-on-airbnb/

 

Wine-Infused Salt Set

Wine lovers around the world know the California wine brand Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi… Well now they’ve partnered with artisan salt purveyor Jacobsen Salt Co. to create a wine-infused salt set for summer entertaining

https://jacobsensalt.com/collections/summer-top-sellers/products/limited-edition-chardonnay-cabernet-sauvignon-salt-set

 

Red wine bathing is latest trend in detoxing – but does gallons of plonk make you feel younger?

Rachael Bletchly has tried out this ancient therapy of lying in a bath of booze but did it leave her feeling vine?

https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/red-wine-bathing-latest-trend-12752927

 

Tell It to Me Straight: Is Wine Ruining Me or Saving Me?

Why am I drinking something that slides down my throat like acid? And thus an investigation, born and bred on the internet and based on the moot information it delivers on the effects of wine consumption, ensues.

https://www.manrepeller.com/2018/06/is-wine-good-for-you.html

The Insider’s Guide to Chile’s Wine Renaissance

The essential producers, wines and methods behind the New Chile.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/new-chile-wines-insiders-guide-chilean-wine-renaissance-essential/

Is This New Wine Guessing Game the Most Elitist App Ever?

Not so, according to the creators of WineGame, which aims to bring the Master Somm experience—and joy of vino—to the masses.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-20/winegame-app-brings-the-master-somm-experience-to-the-masses

How Steven Spurrier enraged the French — and was never forgiven

Memories of the ‘Judgment of Paris’, his notorious blind wine tasting of 1976, still rankle in France to this day

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/06/how-steven-spurrier-enraged-the-french-and-was-never-forgiven/

LOW-TO-NO ABV: HOW TO SELL LOW ALCOHOL WINE, ACCORDING TO THESE PRODUCERS

With more low-and-no ABV drinks on the market than ever before, wine producers have told us what they’re doing to change the drink’s unpalatable reputation.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/low-to-no-abv-how-to-sell-non-alcoholic-wine-according-to-these-producers/

False Expertise and Humble Connoisseurs: The Dunning-Kruger Effect in Wine

Many studies related to consumer choice in wine rely on self-reported level of understanding

http://www.academicwino.com/2018/06/dunning-kruger-effect-wine.html/

27 celebrity wines ranked worst to best

The latest status symbol for many stars is launching (or buying) their own winery. But how do the wines actually stack up?

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/state-and-regional/celebrity-wines-ranked-worst-to-best-from-madonna-s-chardonnay/article_6e017ce4-2515-51b0-95d0-b8005bd7d150.html

FACT AND FICTION: SULFITES

You’re gonna need the facts in order to combat the fiction coming from your Sulfite Allergy Friend

https://www.thebacklabel.com/fact-and-fiction-sulfites/?mc_cid=666e36beda&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WyvI46kpBAa?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-thursday-06-21-18

FROZEN PROSECCO IS THE BEST PROSECCO

Vino versatility makes these special bubbles incredible for cocktails of all kinds.  But we’re going to take it up a notch a la Emeril Lagasse! We’re thinking frozen, boozy, and fruity!

https://www.thebacklabel.com/frozen-prosecco-is-the-best-prosecco/#.Wy5dlq2ZN8c

The 10 best beers chosen by beer enthusiasts across America

For the second year in a row, Bell’s Brewery in Comstock, Michigan, is home to the No. 1 beer in the United States, as chosen by beer enthusiasts

WE HAVE BELLS IN STOCK!

http://www.businessinsider.com/best-beers-in-america-chosen-by-enthusiasts-2018-6?utm_source=Daily%20Brew&utm_campaign=d34bb9fd78-The%20Daily%20Brew%3A%20January%2011%2C%202018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-d34bb9fd78-36686829

 

 

VERY MAJOR TYPE OF RED WINE, EXPLAINED

We’re here to give you a judgment-free, non-pretentious explainer on every major red wine varietal,

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/red-wine-types-explained

What Is Dark Rose Wine? Millennial Pink Isn’t The Only Hue This Wine Can Be

Why have we been hearing so little about dark rosés lately?

https://www.bustle.com/p/what-is-dark-rose-wine-millennial-pink-isnt-the-only-hue-this-wine-can-be-9544750

Spanish Wine 101

What to look for on a Spanish wine bottle, and which ones might be best for you.

https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/spanish-wine-101/

We Can Learn from Europe and Natural Wines

They also talk about natural wine and what separates wine from even organic and biodynamic wines.

https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/europe/

12 celebrity-owned liquor brands, ranked by the price of a bottle

What do George Clooney, David Beckham, Ryan Reynolds, and Angelina Jolie have in common — apart from being incredibly famous?

They’re all making money from your liquor cabinet.

http://www.businessinsider.com/celebrities-with-liquor-brands-ranked-by-price-2018-6

GISCOURS TO APPEAL GUILTY VERDICT ON CHAPTALISATION

Bordeaux third growth Château Giscours has said it will appeal a decision by a French court after its managing director was handed a suspended prison sentence for chaptalising a portion of its 2016 vintage due to an unfortunately mistimed communication.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/giscours-to-appeal-guilty-verdict-on-chaptalisation/

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WINE CORKSCREW

The corkscrew, like so many other inventions, was borne out of necessity.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/history-of-the-wine-corkscrew/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ef246448f7-June_22_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ef246448f7-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ef246448f7-38937345&mc_cid=ef246448f7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Bourbon Producers Consider the Pros and Cons of Non-GMO Corn

Why some whiskey brands are choosing to use non-genetically modified corn

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/bourbon-producers-consider-the-pros-and-cons-of-non-gmo-corn/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=63955326&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_yFN_WHcIUi89EDCNHjj6-tuxUPpoqPVCqyHtF_TiII6C3A2SSeRWxa9fMcqLShfH-30tVWdWrnOphuwPAPh-pl3FZyk5QJM5VwUhm3-JXZkf8j7w&_hsmi=63955392

France eases rules on wine stocks to temper weather threat

French vineyards will be allowed under new rules to hold back more of their production each year to protect them in case harvests are damaged by extreme weather including storms and drought.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180622/france-eases-rules-on-wine-stocks-to-temper-weather-risks

 

Making the Case for Age-Worthy Sauvignon Blanc. Yes, Sauvignon Blanc.

With machine harvesting and stainless-steel fermentation, the oft-imitated style is easy to make inexpensively. Aromatic and fruit-driven with crisp, mouthwatering acidity, these wines are designed to be consumed on release.

https://vinepair.com/articles/aging-sauvignon-blanc/

 

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PAIRING BEER WITH BBQ

Perfect beer pairings for 12 of the country’s top barbecue dishes.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-bbq-beer-pairing-guide-infographic/

 

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June 25, 2018

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06-25-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Bourbons That Are Perfect for Wine Lovers

 

‘It’s hip to love hops!’ Five consumer trends in craft beer

 

How to Choose a Wine You’ll Love—Every Time

 

AND MORE!

 

STORING WINE ON ITS SIDE IS NONSENSE, SAYS SCIENTIST

Storing wine on its side won’t prevent corks drying out, and may even accelerate their degeneration, according to Amorim’s director of R&D, Dr. Miguel Cabral.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/storing-wine-on-its-side-is-bullsht-says-scientist/

 

 

How to buy great wine on a budget

The Aussie wine regions delivering great value, and other insider tips.

https://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2018/06/11/how-buy-great-wine-budget

 

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT GEORGE DICKEL TENNESSEE WHISKY

It sometimes gets confused for bourbon or overshadowed by its top rival, Jack Daniel’s, but George Dickel ranks as the second-largest manufacturer of Tennessee whiskey.

https://vinepair.com/articles/george-dickel-tennessee-whisky-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=df4296fea6-June_11_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-df4296fea6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-df4296fea6-38937345&mc_cid=df4296fea6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Flavored Whiskies Poised To Cross 11 Million Cases In The U.S.

Last year, Sazerac-owned Fireball grew by 6.5% to 4.9 million cases, and will almost certainly cross the 5-million-case threshold this year. Only six other spirits brands currently outsell Fireball by volume in the U.S. market.

 

Diageo’s Cîroc Enters Brandy Category

Diageo’s Cîroc brand is branching out beyond vodka to enter the brandy category. Diageo and Cîroc partner Sean “Diddy” Combs are unveiling Cîroc VS Fine French Brandy. Retailing at $36 a bottle, the new entry will be available at select retailers in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Detroit, and Las Vegas. The rollout will be backed by a U.S. promotional tour called the VS Lounge, which will visit each of the launch markets. Cîroc partnered with master distiller Jean-Sébastien Robicquet to produce the brandy in the South of France. Cîroc’s entry into the brandy category comes as Cognac continues to soar in the U.S. and American brandies are enjoying a rise in interest.

 

Anheuser-Busch pulls millions from controversial NIH alcohol study

Questions about the study could “undermine its lasting credibility,” company said.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/06/anheuser-busch-pulls-millions-from-controversial-nih-alcohol-study/

Actual wine consumption versus the recommended maximum

Many, if not most, countries have an “official” recommended maximum level of wine consumption per week for adults. However, the recommended value differs rather a lot between the countries.

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2018/06/actual-wine-consumption-versus.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheWineGourd+%28The+Wine+Gourd%29

 

Boston Beer Company to Launches New Fuzzy Traveler Peach Shandy in July

Traveler Beer Company is expanding their all-star line-up of refreshing wheat ales – announcing the launch of brand-new Fuzzy Traveler® Peach Shandy.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/boston-beer-company-launches-new-fuzzy-traveler-peach-shandy-july?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=3d53e04dce-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-3d53e04dce-36686829

 

WHAT DO NUMBERS HAVE TO DO WITH IT?

Basically the article talked about the 100 point wine scoring system, how it influences wine prices and purchases, and the difference in scores at the high end of the range and their impact.

http://www.undergroundwineletter.com/2018/06/what-do-numbers-have-to-do-with-it/

 

Sangria Knocks Mouton Off Top Spot

How did that happen? A drink comes out of nowhere to top our list of most searched-for wines.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/06/sangria-knocks-mouton-off-top-spot

 

Does somewhereness matter in wine?

Sourcing wines from cheaper alternatives is nothing new

http://www.timatkin.com/articles?1907

 

SAUVIGNON BLANC ‘BECOMING LIKE PLASTIC SURGERY’

Sauvignon Blanc is “becoming like plastic surgery”, as producers seek to make identical intensely aromatic styles, according to Matt Day of Klein Constantia.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/day-sauvignon-blanc-becoming-like-plastic-surgery/

 

Why Aging Wine in Neutral Vessels is on the Rise in Argentina and Chile

A new generation of winemakers in Argentina and Chile are phasing out new oak and using concrete tanks, plastic bins and other neutral vessels to produce wine that’s pure in flavor.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/08/neutral-vessels-argentina-chile/

 

Technology Advances Farming and Winemaking Practices at Rombauer

If you’ve never seen a NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) map, they look pretty much like a topography map, which shows a green color in areas denoting healthy vegetation and yellow to red colors in more difficult areas.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/06/08/technology-advances-winemaking-practices-rombauer

 

All The Questions From The Master of Wine Test

What does it take to be an Master of Wine?

http://neatpour.com/2018/06/all-the-questions-from-the-master-of-wine-test/

 

French Winemakers Are Flocking to South Africa–Here’s Why

More affordable vineyard land and the appeal of a new terroir are just two of the factors

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/french-winemakers-are-flocking-to-south-africa-heres-why/

Licor 43 targets coffee trend with new liqueur

Spanish liqueur Licor 43 has launched a new line extension that contains coffee from the Canary Islands.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/06/licor-43-targets-coffee-trend-with-new-liqueur/

Please Don’t Drink Wine When You’re Sad

Way too many people ask me what wine to drink when they’re feeling sad. Don’t ever, ever do this.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/dont-drink-wine-when-sad

 

How To Speak Wine Like You’re Wise Beyond Your Years

The thing about wine, aside from being a miracle, is that it is subjective.

https://www.refinery29.com/wine-terms-tasting-words-dictionary

 

Origins of Wine and Why You Might Want to Try Less-Popular Grapes

Walk into a wine shop today and you’ll likely find hundreds of brands and vintages, but most of them will be made from a handful of grape varieties grown in a handful of wine-making hotspots, like France, Italy, California, and Australia.

http://capeandislands.org/post/origins-wine-and-why-you-might-want-try-less-popular-grapes#stream/0

 

Is *This* Type of Wine the Next Rosé?

Good news for those who roll their eyes whenever their friends ask, “Is this a Wölffer?” because we’re calling it: Blueberry wine should be your new summer go-to.

https://www.purewow.com/news/blueberry-wine-the-next-rose

 

 

Memorize These 3 Phrases & You’ll Never Order A Wine You Don’t Like

When it comes to wine, our decision-making abilities look something like this: We’re either gambling with a hastily-grabbed bottle from the wine shop’s suggested section, or we’re playing it safe with the first recognizable glass on the wine list.

https://www.refinery29.com/buying-ordering-wine-questions-to-ask

 

THE FIVE US STATES THAT LIKE TO DRINK THE MOST

New research has revealed where to find the biggest drinkers in the USA. Is MA Top 5 YES!!

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/the-5-us-states-that-like-to-drink-the-most/

 

CREEPY NEW UBER ALGORITHM KNOWS WHEN YOU’RE DRUNK

Uber has filed a patent for technology that can detect if its users are drunk while using the app.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/uber-algorithm-drunk/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=85bd059541-June_12_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-85bd059541-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-85bd059541-38937345&mc_cid=85bd059541&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Jack Daniel’s tells French wine maker it cannot use its own chateau’s name on drink

The Kentucky-based Brown-Forman Corporation is challenging the right of the 16th century Loire Valley château to call its wine ‘Chambord’ on the grounds that the US firm has produced a liqueur of the same name for more than a decade.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/11/chateau-de-chambord-fights-use-french-heritage-name-wine-row/

 

Why Rosé Is the Best Wine to Drink on a Flight

JetBlue’s wine expert Jon Bonné explains why your drink might taste different in the air, and why your favorite pink wine is the best choice of all.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/best-wine-on-flight-rose

 

How to Pair Wine With Shack Burgers

The ideal wine to drink with a Shack Burger is similarly in need of some image rehab: Australian Shiraz.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/06/shake-shack-burgers-best-wine.html

 

The Why, When and How of Wine Blending

The majority of the wines you drink are blends, but why do winemakers blend and what does each variety bring to the final wine? Washington State winemakers tell us their tricks.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/12/wine-blending/

 

The latest beers are inspired by booze

Ballast Point’s decision to go national with its Moscow Mule Ale came about after some good old-fashioned experimentation

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/food-and-wine/2018/06/12/beer-trend-craft-beers-made-like-wine-spirits/690261002/

 

This Whiskey Is Flavored with Beaver

The use of beaver secretions, called castoreum, is not as bizarre as it may sound

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/beaver-musk-whiskey-tamworth-distilling

 

Seaweed is everywhere but in beer; why?

Some New England breweries have created seaweed beers.

http://www.marinij.com/article/NO/20180612/FEATURES/180619942

 

YOU CAN NOW BUY NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE-FLAVOURED WATER

An Israeli drinks company has created flavored water infused with “the spirit of wine” as demand for low and no ABV products rises

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/you-can-now-buy-non-alcoholic-wine-flavoured-water/

 

The Big Parkerization Lie

Parkerization is the perceived phenomenon of a global wine production trend that sought to achieve an “international style” of wines that would garner high scores from Parker, mainly during the peak of his tasting career between 1990 and 2015.

https://winejournal.robertparker.com/the-truth-about-parkerization

 

Not everything is rosy in the world of rosé wines

How could this have happened? As I write this I’m halfway through a six-week trip to Mediterranean France and Spain, and I’m falling out of love with rosé wines.

https://pilotonline.com/life/flavor/alcohol/humble-steward/article_2b433414-6504-11e8-8e16-ab29f5caa009.html

 

Milky wine glasses explained

It’s very annoying when your wine glasses turn milky-white after being in a dishwasher.

https://www.therealreview.com/2018/06/13/milky-wine-glasses-explained/

 

Is Cava About To Hit The Fast Lane?

Many people urging others to try Cava again, to forget Prosecco and admire its superior quality and the fact it is traditional method over Charmat, holding deeper rich flavours, finer bubbles and much more

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/cava-hit-fast-lane/

 

‘Zero gravity’ champagne bottle lets you celebrate in outer space

Without the assistance of gravity, the unusual-looking bottle uses the champagne’s gas to expel the liquid from the bottle into a ring-shaped frame.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/space-champagne-zero-gravity/

 

US distillery creates pouches for home cocktail machine

The tabletop cocktail machine uses flavour and spirit pouches to mix drinks including the Rum Punch, Appletini and Margarita

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/06/us-distillery-creates-pouches-for-home-cocktail-machine/

 

What to pair with unusual wines? Some tips…

Here are some challenges and suggestions when selecting a meal with an unusual wine.

http://www.westernfarmpress.com/grapes/what-pair-unusual-wines-some-tips

SOTHEBY’S INTRODUCES ‘INSTANT’ FINE WINE CELLARS

Sotheby’s Retail has introduced a new ‘Instant Cellars’ concept, giving customers in the US and Hong Kong the chance to buy wine collections for drinking, cellaring and investment.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/sothebys-introduces-instant-fine-wine-cellars/

More than grapes: Wine can be sourced from many different fruits

When discussing wine, the conversation often centers around the grapes from which it is made. Very few of us consider wine made from other fruits being of any significance in tasting status, which, of course, is incorrect.

https://www.inforum.com/lifestyle/food/4458865-more-grapes-wine-can-be-sourced-many-different-fruits

Magnetic nanoparticles could salvage yucky wine

Wines such as cabernet sauvignon contain high amounts of chemical compounds known as alkylmethoxypyrazines (MPs), their fruity/floral bouquet can be overwhelmed, resulting in an off-putting flavor and aroma.

https://newatlas.com/magnetic-nanoparticles-wine/55026/

 

Stephen Curry and the Warriors sprayed $500K worth of sparkling wine at championship parade

The NBA champions know a thing or two about poppin’ bottles

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/stephen-curry-and-the-warriors-sprayed-500k-worth-of-sparkling-wine-at-championship-parade/

 

A lesson on wine terms that will go down easy

If you have ever had trouble keeping certain public figures straight — actors, writers, movie directors — perhaps you have had the same confounding experiences with some wine words.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-wine-vocabulary-lesson-0615-story.html

 

6 QUESTIONS ABOUT SANGRIA YOU ARE TOO EMBARRASSED TO ASK

From backyard picnics to tapas bars to your local Outback Steakhouse, sangria is a summertime staple.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sangria-questions-answers-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=11677779fa-June_14_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-11677779fa-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-11677779fa-38937345&mc_cid=11677779fa&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

Women are happier drinking white rather than red wine, study reveals

Experts found emotions such as joy and happiness were enhanced by fruity and floral white wines while red led to feeling aggressive

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6524928/white-wine-makes-women-happier/

 

 

Wine’s great unanswered questions

So what are the great unanswered questions of wine? And what would it mean if they were finally solved?

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/wines-great-unanswered-questions

 

Three oak alternatives

Oak barrels can add flavour and also allow a small amount of air into the vessel, which allows the wine to mature or develop. Both benefits may be successfully mimicked with the use of oak chips, barrel inserts or inner staves together with micro-oxygenation. Purists might argue that barrels do it better but they cannot argue with the economics.

https://www.therealreview.com/2018/06/14/three-oak-alternatives/

 

This barber will wash your hair with Prosecco

Life has become luxurious to the point where you can now get a sparkling wine shampoo.

https://www.jacarandafm.com/shows/scenic-drive-rian/barber-will-wash-your-hair-prosecco/

 

‘It’s hip to love hops!’ Five consumer trends in craft beer

Craft beer is here to stay: but what are consumers looking for? And what does this mean for the craft brewing industry? The good news is that craft beer consumption continues to rise; but a new report warns that building brand loyalty will be an uphill task for many craft brewers.

A table full of a variety of craft beers in their respective glassware.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/06/14/It-s-hip-to-love-hops!-Five-consumer-trends-in-craft-beer?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright

 

Bourbons That are Perfect for Wine Lovers

America is in the midst of a Bourbon boom. Producers are finishing this spirit in wine casks, using hyper-local ingredients and other innovative techniques to create whiskeys you are going to want to try.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/14/bourbons-wine/

 

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO PAIRING ITALIAN WINE WITH CLASSIC ITALIAN FARE

Pairing food with wine can be daunting. On the one hand, there’s science. Those who take that route will pore over acid matches and all that.

https://vinepair.com/articles/italy-wine-food-guide/

 

How to Choose a Wine You’ll Love—Every Time

The Mondavi sisters, born and raised in the Napa Valley wine industry, share their tips for finding your go-to bottle once and for all.

https://www.marieclaire.com/food-cocktails/a21270726/wine-buying-tips-guide/

 

Introducing the ‘wine wall’ – The bizarre wedding trend that sees guests being handed a glass of vino through a hedge

Wedding trends are officially getting ‘out of hand’

https://www.thevow.ie/the-final-say/wedding-talk/introducing-the-wine-wall-the-bizarre-wedding-trend-that-sees-guests-being-handed-a-glass-of-vino-through-a-hedge-37009575.html

 

Forget Your Phone? New Machine Prints Tweets In Your Beer

A Swedish beer brand is encouraging World Cup fans to ditch their phones in favor of a new machine that prints soccer tweets on their drinks.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/06/14/world-cup-tweets-in-beer/

 

SO LONG, CITRON: 5 OF THE BEST FLAVORED VODKAS, RANKED

Flavored vodkas, once a punchline, are getting a post-millennial makeover.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/5-best-flavored-vodka-brands/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=01e510f813-June_15_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-01e510f813-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-01e510f813-38937345&mc_cid=01e510f813&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Seven Deadly Sins of Wine Sales

A drinks attorney dishes the dirt on less-than-obvious legal infractions wineries face on the internet.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/06/the-seven-deadly-sins-of-wine-sales

 

 

Going Beyond Austria’s Grüner Veltliner

While Grüner Veltliner will always be an Austrian wine scene staple, the country also produces delicious Gelber Muskatellers, Sauvignon Blancs and white wine blends you are going to want on your shelf.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/15/austria-gruner-veltliner/

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 06-18-18

June 18, 2018

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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06-18-2018

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Know your price point, taste when selecting wine

Bargain hunting: how consumer frugality effects the drinks industry

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CAMPARI AND APEROL, EXPLAINED

AND MORE!

 

6 TIPS FOR PAIRING WINES WITH VEGAN AND PLANT-BASED DISHES

Pairings work when the food makes the wine taste better, and the wine makes the food taste better. If one or the other is more dominant, it is an uneven match.

https://www.livekindly.co/6-tips-for-pairing-wines-with-vegan-and-plant-based-dishes/

Most in U.S. Say Consuming Alcohol, Marijuana Morally OK

Large majorities of Americans believe that using substances like alcohol and marijuana are morally permissible. Specifically, 78% say drinking alcohol is morally acceptable and 65% say smoking marijuana is.

http://news.gallup.com/poll/235250/say-consuming-alcohol-marijuana-morally.aspx?g_source=link_NEWSV9&g_medium=NEWSFEED&g_campaign=item_&g_content=Most%2520in%2520U.S.%2520Say%2520Consuming%2520Alcohol%2c%2520Marijuana%2520Morally%2520OK

What is a “most admired” wine brand?

Each year, the April edition of Drinks International magazine contains a supplement with a survey called The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands. A group of people are asked to vote for the wine brands they “most admire” based on the criteria that each brand should:

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2018/06/what-is-most-admired-wine-brand.html

HOW TO TELL IF YOUR PROSECCO IS FAKE, ACCORDING TO AN EXPERT

Is your prosecco bona fide or a sham?

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/prosecco-fake-how-to-tell-sparking-wine-counterfeit-fsa-warning-italy-label-a8382536.html

The best wine advice: Three things everyone should know

This wine advice isn’t about varietal, appellations or even price. It’s about appreciating wine, which is what matters

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https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/the-best-wine-advice-three-things-everyone-should-know/

TTB Levies Largest Fine Ever

The US enforcement agency has collected almost $1 million from a beer company.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/06/ttb-levies-largest-fine-ever

The Private Label Wine Market in the USA

The demand of private label wine market in the USA has been increased approximately 8-10% of all domestic wine sales and 17% of total wine sales for the big retail chains.

http://ibwsshow.com/blog/private-label-wine-market-usa/

 

10 Facts To Make You Sound Like A Wine Snob This Summer, Courtesy of Martha Stewart

If your own personal wine knowledge falls more into the newbie category than it does the expert one, Martha also sent over a handful of wine facts that you can use to dazzle your friends.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/05/10-facts-to-make-you-sound-like-a-wine-snob-this-s.html

 

 

What Is Volcanic Wine and What the Heck Does It Taste Like?

Long story short, volcanic wine is made from grapes grown in soil that contains remnants of past volcanic explosions, i.e., basalt rock and pumice. (FYI, volcanic ash is super hospitable to plants.) And because the growing land is so rugged, the grapes are almost always harvested entirely by hand. That’s all to say: Expect some funky, fascinating bottles of wine.

https://www.purewow.com/news/what-is-volcanic-wine

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CAMPARI AND APEROL, EXPLAINED

Traditionally consumed to stimulate the palate before eating, apéritifs — or aperitivos in local parlance — such as Aperol and Campari have been popular in their native Italy for well over a century.

https://vinepair.com/articles/difference-between-aperol-campari/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8d8e1fcf3a-June_5_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8d8e1fcf3a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8d8e1fcf3a-38937345&mc_cid=8d8e1fcf3a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Cannabis ‘the big green elephant in the room’ for drinks sector claims report

The global alcoholic drinks industry is facing a moment of reckoning as cannabis laws across the world continue to be relaxed.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/23617/Cannabis__91the_big_green_elephant_in_the_room_92_for_drinks_sector_claims_report.html

 

What Your Social Media Posts Say About Your Drinking Habits

The alcohol-related things you share, post, and like on social media could be contributing to unhealthy drinking behaviors in yourself… and others.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/social-media-posts-drinking-habits#6

 

11 Non-Alcoholic Substitutes for Wine (Both Red and White)

If you don’t have wine on hand, or if you choose not to consume alcohol, there are many non-alcoholic substitutes you can use in cooking that will make your food just as delicious.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/wine-substitutes#section2

What Do We Mean When We Say Rhône-style Wine?

Rhône-style wines are everywhere, from restaurant wine lists to your local bottle shop, but do you really know what this oft-used designation means? From the grape varieties to flavor profiles, here’s your cheat sheet to what makes a Rhône wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/05/rhone-style-wine/

Why Old Vines Really Matter

The reasons may not be what you might imagine

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/3-Truths-About-Old-Vines

How to Pair Wine With 99-Cent Pizza

Even a cheap slice typically involves a fair amount of red sauce, full of tomato and acidity. That means you want a wine that also has a good amount of acid, so it won’t taste flat or strangely sweet in comparison to the pizza.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/06/the-best-wine-pairing-for-pizza.html

You Don’t Really Know What’s in Your Wine. These Winemakers Want to Change That.

Most of us have a pretty good idea of how we’re supposed to be eating — less sugar, more fiber, more good fats. Shop local, pay attention to labels, blah blah blah. We know the drill.

If you try to hold your wine to a similar standard of transparency, however, you’ll end up frustrated. There’s no requirement for winemakers to list their ingredients. Anywhere.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-ingredients-label/

Putting Wine Faults into Perspective

Is brett or volatile acidity really a problem if nobody points it out loudly around the table?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/06/putting-wine-faults-into-perspective

Defining what makes a wine dry

This subject isn’t easy to explain. There are many parameters here, and only those who make a study of the issues can truly understand them and how they connect to wine. The best way to understand this is to taste wine often.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8385996-181/berger-on-wine-defining-what

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Is U.S. wine barred from Canadian supermarkets?

British Columbia wine may be sold on grocery store shelves. The only way supermarkets can sell imported wine is in a physically separated area with its own cash registers.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/jun/06/kevin-mccarthy/us-wine-barred-canadian-supermarkets/

 

10 leading private label wines from some of the nation’s top retailers.

As the private label wine trend continues to gain momentum, an increasing number of retailers are expanding their wine selections.

http://ibwsshow.com/blog/10-leading-private-label-wine-brands-nations-top-retailers/

A French wine mystery: Where’s the Bergerac?

The wine is Bergerac, an appellation in the Périgord region of southwest France, just east of Bordeaux.

http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article212527119.html#storylink=cpy

How to Order Wine at a Restaurant Without Feeling Awkward About It

When you’re staring at a restaurant list, how can you tell what’s good? Two winemakers share the secret to ordering right every time.

https://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/entertaining/food-drink/ordering-wine-in-restaurants

How to Pair Peanuts with Wine

Peanuts can be used in many dishes and enjoyed just as they are. Learn how to pair this popular legume with a wide array of wines.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/06/pair-peanuts-wine/

Smelling the wine

Learning to describe a vino’s scent takes practice

https://taosnews.com/stories/smelling-the-wine,48779

What does it mean when a wine is jammy? That depends on the wine

“Jammy” is two-edged wine term. On the one hand, high praise when wine comes from expertly managed vineyards and adroit winemakers. On the other hand, when referencing factory wine, it is unsubtle insult.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/columnists/gus-clemens/2018/06/06/wine-terms-what-does-jammy-mean/670132002/

Pick a Wine That Drinks Like Your Dad

Your dad is out there doing his thing —being himself— and that’s what you love about him most. A wine that will be meaningful should personify him in some way. Otherwise, it would just be another bottle of wine.

https://winefolly.com/update/fathers-day-wine/

What Kind of Wine Drinker Are You?

Everyone has their own particular style. Below are the ten most common types of wine drinkers. Which one are you?

https://winefolly.com/update/what-kind-of-wine-drinker-are-you/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=e477b1a4ce-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_06_09_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-e477b1a4ce-62472929&mc_cid=e477b1a4ce&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Beer More Popular Than Wine In 48 States, New Study Of Instagram Posts Shows

3.5 million public Instagram posts from Jan. 1, 2017, though March 31, 2018, shows that beer-related posts outnumbered wine-related posts in 48 states. That was also true in California where about 85% of U.S. wine is made.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/garystoller/2018/06/07/beer-more-popular-than-wine-in-48-states-new-study-of-instagram-posts-shows/#132b778b760b

Bargain hunting: how consumer frugality effects the drinks industry

The pursuit of bargains – and ultimately value-for-money – is a key motivator for consumers purchasing alcoholic beverages.

https://www.drinks-insight-network.com/features/bargain-hunting-consumer-frugality-effects-drinks-industry/

Making more expensive wine doesn’t necessarily mean higher profits

Italian study finds that cheap wine producers are more likely to do better than those investing in premiumization

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/making-more-expensive-wine-doesnt-necessarily-mean-higher-profits/

COMPOUNDS CALLED CORKLINS FOUND IN CORK-STOPPERED WINES

The interaction of wine and phenolics from cork stoppers produces a newly-identified set of compounds that affect a wine’s colour and bitterness – and these are called Corklins.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/compounds-called-corklins-found-in-cork-stoppered-wines/

Top 4 Wine branding ideas for your tasting room

Your tasting room is the silent ambassador of your brand. How is your tasting room telling your story?

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/bauerhaus-design.html#whatsnew

Have the Italian Wine Regulations Become a Sham?

Up until 1963, when it came to Italian wines it was hard to tell your Asti from your Elba. Before then, there were few rules or regulations even overseeing which wines were made where, much less what grapes were actually in any given bottle.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2018/06/07/have-the-italian-wine-regulations-become-a-sham/#6388560827f4

 

What Is the Alcohol Content of Each Type of Wine?

What we’re focusing on in this piece is alcohol content and, thus, calorie-based.

http://www.wideopeneats.com/wine-alcohol-content/

 

The 10 Most Popular Wine Grapes in the U.S.

Reading statistics can be tricky. Total acreage of vines planted does not always correspond to the volume of wine produced.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2018/06/08/the-most-popular-wine-grapes-in-the-us-chardonnay-and-cabernet-the-full-top-10-list/#3088da5fbfbd

 

What Do We Mean When We Say Rhône-style Wine?

Rhône-style wines are everywhere, from restaurant wine lists to your local bottle shop, but do you really know what this oft-used designation means? From the grape varieties to flavor profiles, here’s your cheat sheet to what makes a Rhône wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/05/rhone-style-wine/

THE PINOT FREEZ-IO RECIPE

Move over, Frosé! Pinot Freez-io is this summer’s yummiest frozen treat.

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/white-wine-slushie-recipe-pinot-freez-io/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3ddc0685b4-June_08_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3ddc0685b4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3ddc0685b4-38937345&mc_cid=3ddc0685b4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

This Bag Is Hiding A Secret Beer Spout, So You Can Drink On The Go

The messenger bag comes from the brains behind PortoVino, the company that dreamed up the wine purse.

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a21206246/wine-bag-video/

Is There Any Point in Letting Red Wine Breathe?

Why? Well, let’s start with the assorted historical reasons.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/91176/should-you-let-red-wine-breathe

The secret trigger that makes you reach for your favorite bottle of wine

There are so many factors to consider: price, terroir, vintage, reputation, varietal. It’s enough to give even the most serious oenophile pause. All too often, the choice ultimately comes down to the label.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/the-secret-trigger-that-makes-you-reach-for-your-favorite-bottle-of-wine/ar-AAyo5eH

6 ways to save money on wine when prices are up

That decreased supply is driving the cost of wine up, particularly if you favor imported wine.

https://www.fox30jax.com/consumer/clark-howard/6-ways-to-save-money-on-wine-when-prices-are-up/765731340

This $7 coconut-flavored Chardonnay is aimed at millennial women

The brand’s CEO says wine is too snobby and needs to be more ‘fun’

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-7-coconut-flavored-chardonnay-is-aimed-at-millennial-women-2018-06-08

Know your price point, taste when selecting wine

Be prepared to work with retail wine sales people and you’re much more likely to walk away with a bottle you’ll enjoy. There are things you can do to help that retail sales person find you a great bottle of wine at all price points.

http://www.journalreview.com/news/life/article_61689c1a-6b2a-11e8-92f9-273a51ef44ab.html

Dessert Wine

A Sweet Wine Exploration with Gerhard Kracher

http://morrellwinebar.com/dare-we-indulge-in-dessert-wine/

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Liquor Industry News/Links 06-11-18

June 11, 2018

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

06-11-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Why You Should Never Drink Light Beer

 

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DON JULIO TEQUILA

 

HOW MANY GRAPES ARE INSIDE YOUR BOTTLE OF WINE?

 

 

AND MORE!

 

 

The Wine Lover’s Guide to Summer Grilling

Summer is finally here, and that means it’s time to fire up the grill. We’ll walk you through how to make a glaze, a marinade and a spice rub that are excellent on a variety of meats and pair perfectly with many wines.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/wine-lovers-guide-to-summer-grilling/

Why You Should Be Drinking Weird Wines

In recent years, you may have noticed some unfamiliar names on wine lists alongside your usual chardonnays and pinot noirs — strange, hard-to-pronounce grapes from places where, until recently, many people didn’t even realize wine was made.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/26/opinion/sunday/drinking-obscure-weird-wines.html

 

SNOOP DOG BREAKS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR WORLD’S LARGEST GIN AND JUICE

Rapper Snoop Dog has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records by mixing the world’s largest glass of gin and juice at a music festival in Napa Valley.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/snoop-dog-breaks-guinness-world-record-for-worlds-largest-gin-and-juice/

 

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DON JULIO TEQUILA

At a time when tequila production meant quantity over quality, Don Julio dared to challenge the status quo: The company coddled its agave, bottled short when everyone else went tall, and even stripped its aged tequila down to crystal-clear agave bones.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-premium-tequila-don-julio/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d4bf4b43fb-May_29_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d4bf4b43fb-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d4bf4b43fb-38937345&mc_cid=d4bf4b43fb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

11 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT PROSECCO

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

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-prosecco/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d4bf4b43fb-May_29_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d4bf4b43fb-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d4bf4b43fb-38937345&mc_cid=d4bf4b43fb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How Wine and Spirits Professionals Can Better Protect Their Teeth

Dentists offer advice on problems from teeth staining to enamel erosion

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-wine-and-spirits-professionals-can-better-protect-their-teeth/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=63246487&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–vDoxWLpTeTlybkh2Cahy6E1tNWufV4bIeoATDp4yw4j_UagkV4MLeUinjmLQWNYZNIJSWrv9OdWUd1LoD6Mq3CUjdjKh-nTwaGdjA8f1VAf1sl08&_hsmi=63294404

 

‘Wine is growing – but in a more challenging environment’: California wine sales up 3% in the US

Interesting Stats

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/05/24/California-wine-sales-up-3-in-the-US?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

 

Woodford Reserve adds straight malt to range

Brown-Forman has added a new permanent expression to its Woodford Reserve range, a straight malt whiskey based on historical recipes.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/05/woodford-reserve-adds-straight-malt-to-range/

 

Wine buying in a vacuum: Winebuyers.com

I’ve seen many websites attempt this exact same premise of charging wineries for a listing to then sell directly to the consumer.

https://wineonsix.com/wine-buying-in-a-vacuum-winebuyers-com/

 

What have wine critics ever done for us?

Much like there is not one single wine market; there is not one type of wine critic.

http://www.timatkin.com/articles?1904

 

The scoring scene

Now that the 100-point scale approaches ubiquity, and now that we are fully into the post-Parker era in which a multiplicity of scores and scorers joust and jostle for the attention of drinkers, it’s time to review the scoring scene.


http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/wine-scores-394263/#os8klygdKIFkCoFU.99

Ugh, It’s National Wine Day

How is National Wine Day supposed to mean anything when there are more than 30 other national wine days a year? Hell, how do any of these wine days mean anything?

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/national-wine-day-ugh

 

THE SEX LIFE OF WINE GRAPES

Right now, there’s a lot of sex in the vineyards. Strictly between the grapes of course.

https://winespeed.com/blog/2018/05/the-sex-life-of-wine-grapes/

Wine an untapped market in Boston, Back Bay eatery says

Chief investigator at the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, who said the purpose of the law was to ensure educated consumers and so obviously it means the customer-facing taps should be labeled with the sort of beer they are serving up

https://www.universalhub.com/2018/wine-untapped-market-boston-back-bay-eatery-says?nocache=1

Why You Should Never Drink Light Beer

Everyone has different drinking taste buds, but here’s why light beer is objectively bad.

https://www.delish.com/food/a20917241/why-you-should-never-drink-light-beer/

The Ups-and Downs-of Funky Glassware

Before you commit to vintage crystal or ceramic tiki bowls, here are the issues to consider

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-ups-and-downs-of-funky-glassware/?utm_campaign=Regional%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=63332157&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9qv6m7dbJU2knJgcfLHnoaMfEu-MHfyZ0fat18v3FSuq46SG9EAgkMsFIpEoAmELY-x9HShvD2JWyxCqJPNP8gUEY0DI1APNJDw15T-hRzg-UaZ7I&_hsmi=63332406

YOUR NEXT GLASS OF WINE MIGHT BE A FAKE—AND YOU’LL LOVE IT

Replica Wine makes cheaper copies of your favorite wine at a discount by analyzing its chemistry. Often, even professional critics can’t tell the difference. Is this heresy or just good business?

https://www.wired.com/story/your-next-glass-of-wine-might-be-a-fake/

10 Essential Wine-Drinking Accessories So You Can Rosé All Summer

If you consider yourself a committed member of team “Yes Way Rosé,” then it’s time to stock up on essential sipping accessories for the upcoming season.

https://www.refinery29.com/rose-wine-accessories-gifts

Wines made for restaurants solve dilemma

On a fictitious wine list from a nonexistent restaurant you find 2014 Chateau Niedspondiavanci Chardonnay for $45.

You, a savvy, mobile phone-equipped diner, do an Internet search to find out about it: is it worth $45? Where is it from? But the only search-engine results for the brand has nothing about wine, only a reference to a terrible 1942 joke.

This tale illustrates one of the restaurant industry’s most difficult-to-solve problems: how to offer diners wines that don’t compete directly with discount wine shops, a list that could look (and may be) overpriced.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8366621-181/berger-on-wine-wines-made

How to Taste Wine With a Large Group Like Civilized Human Beings

Pro-tips: Eat lunch, don’t steal the glassware, and use common sense

https://sf.eater.com/2018/5/25/17196532/wine-tasting-groups-napa-valley-sonoma

The wine bots are coming

“By 2020, a whopping 85 percent of enterprise-customer relationships will be managed without human interactions,” according to Connecticut-based Gartner, a research company. “Surveys show that 89 percent of consumers opt to engage with businesses through text and 64 percent of consumers that communicate with businesses via text leave with a positive impression.”

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/wine-bots-are-coming-0

 

Italy’s DOCG Dilemma

DOCG should mean better quality than DOC wine but it ain’t necessarily so,

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/05/italys-docg-dilemma

 

HOW TO PAIR FOOD WITH PROSECCO

If you’re ever unsure what wine to pair with food, pull out the Prosecco. These high-acid wines containing just a touch of residual sugar are extremely versatile and go well with almost anything, but are especially great with every Asian dish in the book.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/how-to-pair-food-with-prosecco/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-5-29-18&mc_cid=1b048a43fe&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Ww8fMa2ZN8c

WHY WINE AND CHEESE DON’T ALWAYS GO TOGETHER, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS

The perfect pairing is harder to find than you think

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/wine-cheese-pairing-not-compatible-red-flavours-acidity-tannin-expert-opinion-a8375616.html

How to Pair Wine With Any Type of Ramen

All ramen is dominated by rich, savory flavors. With this kind of unbridled umami, you want a wine with both residual sweetness and a truckload of acidity to balance everything out.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/05/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-ramen.html

Can you MacGyver a wine bottle open with a shoe?

I’ve always heard about people being able to open wine bottles with shoes, but fortunately haven’t had to try out such a process on my own

https://thetakeout.com/can-you-macgyver-a-wine-bottle-open-with-a-shoe-1826412745

HAILSTORMS BATTER CHAMPAGNE WIPING OUT 3% OF CROP

Champagne has been hit by another bout of bad weather with hailstorms reported to have damaged nearly 2,000 hectares of vines – with 3% of vineyards in the Champagne AOC completely destroyed.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/hailstorms-batter-champagne-wiping-out-3-of-crop/

 

10 MAGICAL WINE REGIONS YOU NEED TO VISIT BEFORE YOU DIE

When it comes to wine-fueled vacations, Napa, Tuscany, and Burgundy can do no wrong. However, there’s an abundance of breathtaking wine regions around the globe just waiting to be explored.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-magical-wine-regions-to-visit/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f9ed4576c2-May_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f9ed4576c2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f9ed4576c2-38937345&mc_cid=f9ed4576c2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

PORTUGUESE WINE COUNTRY DEVASTATED BY TORRENTIAL STORMS

Violent storms have hit Portugal’s Douro Valley, severely damaging vineyards and infrastructure.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/portuguese-wine-country-devastated-by-torrential-storms/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f9ed4576c2-May_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f9ed4576c2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f9ed4576c2-38937345&mc_cid=f9ed4576c2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How much of New Zealand is planted in wine grapes?

Land area planted with wine grapes has dipped in the past five years, but is still more than a decade ago

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/104349466/how-much-of-new-zealand-is-planted-in-wine-grapes

 

CHEERS TO THAT: THE ORIGINS OF TOASTING

It’s difficult to pinpoint toasting’s true origins since most ancient cultures had adopted some version of the practice.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/the-origins-of-toasting/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-5-31-18&mc_cid=66c677674d&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WxKVOK2ZN8c

 

 

Is There Room for Wine in Your Skin-Care Regimen?


Wine’s effects on your complexion are more than skin-deep

Young woman drinking red wine looking at the beautiful sea

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Is-There-Room-for-Wine-in-Your-Skin-Care-Regimen

Cryptocurrency for wine launches

A wine producer in Argentina is selling their entire 2018 vintage as a wine-backed crypto asset and has said it will open its books to become an ‘open source’ winery.

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/argentina-winery-launches-2018-vintage-as-a-wine-crypto-asset-394597/

HOW MANY GRAPES ARE INSIDE YOUR BOTTLE OF WINE?

Generally speaking, every single bottle of wine is made up of 600-800 individual grapes.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-many-grapes-are-inside-your-bottle-of-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c1d795f963-June_01_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c1d795f963-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c1d795f963-38937345&mc_cid=c1d795f963&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE 5 BEST SINGLE BARREL BOURBONS AVAILABLE NOW

Single barrel bourbon, often referred to as single cask, is a higher grade of whiskey that comes from an individual aging barrel.

ALL IN STOCK!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/5-of-the-best-single-barrel-bourbons-right-now/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c1d795f963-June_01_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c1d795f963-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c1d795f963-38937345&mc_cid=c1d795f963&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Woodford

Brown-Forman has launched Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey, the brand’s fourth permanent extension. The 45.2%-abv offering is distilled from a mash that’s 51% malted barley (the mash bill includes an undisclosed proportion of corn and rye) and aged in new charred American oak. Woodford Reserve’s newest extension will retail nationwide at a suggested price of $35. In 2017, the Woodford Reserve portfolio crossed a half-million cases for the first time, according to Impact Databank.

Summer Edition Of Ecco Domani

Italy’s Ecco Domani, imported by E.&J. Gallo, has launched a limited-edition summer label for its 2017 Pinot Grigio, created in partnership with fashion designer Stacey Bendet. The new packaging features a series of bold black stripes, inspired by a striped pair of pants Bendet made for her luxury clothing brand, alice + olivia. Retail priced at $11 a 750-ml., the limited edition Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio is currently rolling out nationwide. Ecco Domani was down 4.5% to 750,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

Packie owner ticketed for moving beer in MA

A package store owner moving booze from one shop to another got a slap on the wrist after cops saw a picture of the burgeoning load of beer on Twitter, but lawmakers are looking at a proposal that would jack up fines more than 500 percent for similar infractions.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2018/06/packie_owner_ticketed_for_moving_beer?amp

Wine could rescue supermarkets if they could stop fumbling how they sell it: Billions at risk

 

US consumers are drinking less

Wine sales volumes in the USA rose 1% in 2017 on the previous year. The bump is being attributed to the success of sparkling and canned products, and it defies a broader decline in total alcohol consumption of 0.7%, and shrinking consumer numbers, with only 62% of adults saying they drank alcohol in 2017, compared to 65% in 2016.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/age-of-trump-us-consumers-are-drinking-less

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

 

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Scientists find way to make alcohol from wood

 

Scientists find way to make alcohol from wood

 

Should Wine Labels List Ingredients?

 

AND MORE!

 

 

This Wine Keg Serves 130 Glasses Of Rose & It’s Here Just In Time For Summer

Summer means one thing: rosé season. There are few things in life more enjoyable than sipping a glass while enjoying beach views. Luckily for us, this wine keg serves 130 glasses of rosé, and it’s perfect for that upcoming beach party. Cheers!

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/this-wine-keg-serves-130-glasses-of-rose-its-here-just-in-time-for-summer-9149241

The Tasting Note Dilemma: What Do Those Wine Words Mean?

Don’t we just want to know if the wine tastes good before we buy it? Of course! The problem is found in the words: what do they actually mean?

http://www.grape-experiences.com/2018/05/guide-to-wine-words-tasting-note/

11 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GIN

There’s a lot more a lot of us should know about gin in general. Which means there’s definitely plenty we should know about a gin like Bombay Sapphire.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bombay-sapphire-gin-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1802c8ff25-May_21_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1802c8ff25-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-1802c8ff25-38937345&mc_cid=1802c8ff25&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A CONTROVERSIAL DAMIEN HIRST SHARK IS THE STAR OF LAS VEGAS PALMS’ NEW BAR

The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas welcomed the latest controversy from English artist, Damien Hirst: his first bar, starring a petrified shark, sliced into pieces.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/a-controversial-damien-hirst-shark-is-the-star-of-las-vegas-palms-new-bar/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1802c8ff25-May_21_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1802c8ff25-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-1802c8ff25-38937345&mc_cid=1802c8ff25&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Premium-Plus Imported Wines Continue Fast Rise, Led By Italy, New Zealand

Though the U.S. market’s total imported wine segment was roughly flat at 67 million 9-liter case depletions last year, according to Impact Databank, the category is seeing significant gains at the premium level. The top 10 imported brands retailing at above $10 a 750-ml. shot ahead by an aggregate 16% last year to more than 9 million cases. Progress was primarily driven by premium-plus offerings from Italy—the leading import segment by value, whose shipments were worth $1.35 billion last year—as well as New Zealand.

Riboli Family Wine Estates’ Stella Rosa remains the largest player in the premium-plus segment, nearing 1.7 million cases on 28% growth last year. The brand, whose core portfolio includes Rosso, Moscato D’Asti, Peach, Pink, and Berry wines ($11-$12 a 750-ml.), now ranks among the U.S. market’s top five imported wine brands overall, and is the only top-five brand priced above $10.

 

How to sell more wine using Alice in Wonderland world of psychology

Why do some wines sell better than others? Why are people willing to pay more for one wine over another? The answer may lie not in the quality of the wine or how much a person even knows about it, it will most certainly rest in how well you are selling it.

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/joe-fattorini-on-how-wine-psychology-can-help-sell-more-wine/

 

Fungicides used most on wine grapes are one less thing to worry about, despite the numbers

Vineyards account for 80% of the total fungicide use in France, despite the low overall percentage of acreage of vineyards in total agricultural land use.

https://firstvine.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/fungicides-are-one-less-thing-to-worry-about-despite-the-numbers/

 

Expensive wines don’t just taste better, they’re also better value for money — here’s why

In terms of getting value for money, unfortunately, you get what you pay for, which sounds really obvious, but there’s a lot of things which go into the price of a wine once it hits the store shelves.

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-expensive-wine-is-better-value-for-money-than-cheap-wine-bargains-2018-5?r=UK&IR=T

Raise a Glass to Your Health

According to the latest scientific studies, enjoying a glass or two of wine each day can offer health benefits for both your body and mind.


https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/21/health-benefits-wine/

 

 

What’s the maximum amount of alcohol a “table wine” can have?

The first thing to note is that wine sold in the U.S. has an alcohol percentage by volume listed. Look carefully—it’s usually in tiny print, or on the edge of the label, but it should be there. If it’s not, and the label reads “red table wine” or “white table wine,” that means the wine is between 7 and 13.9 percent alcohol by volume.

http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/Maximum-Alcohol-for-Table-Wine-56481

 

Winery aims to save lives with new designated-driving initiative

Effective immediately, tasting fees will be waived for each person or group with a sober, designated driver present

http://www.union-bulletin.com/news/business/winery-aims-to-save-lives-with-new-designated-driving-initiative/article_436d3262-5d19-11e8-8897-276402b5f5f7.html

 

Why Israel Needs A New Map — For Wine

Israel’s current wine map — the one that’s being revised — designates five regions: Galilee, Samaria, Samson, Judean Hills, and Negev. These regional names, printed on the labels of Israeli wine imported to the United States, indicate geographic area — but they hardly describe regionality as it pertains to the characteristics of the wines being grown there. Drawn in the 1970s, the map reflects the traditional regions of Israel. Today, many of the country’s top wines come from single vineyards, and terroir — the properties in the soil that contribute to the wine’s unique character — Matters.

 https://forward.com/culture/401586/why-israel-needs-a-new-map-for-wine/

AUGMENTED REALITY BEER LABELS IN DEVELOPMENT

Creative design agency Freytag Anderson is partnering with 3D visualisation specialist Render Studio to develop technology that will enable users to view animated can designs in real-time using a mobile application.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/augmented-reality-beer-labels-in-development/

Should Wine Labels List Ingredients?

Wine industry experts weigh in on whether wine labels should be more transparent, revealing when common additives are used

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/should-wine-labels-list-ingredients/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=63098050&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9nmLdOTvpE1VajjsI0Cb4K611aiNDLw3U_XLPD04cVhlIsYIqEe2gZvQhbORlllxvinj7N4tXFGdYFmL8ZzMNDc3tZPcRk4ahfG0sbLTWd9bPqRks&_hsmi=63098025

People will spend more than twice as much per person at your winery than your urban tasting room

THE (MOSTLY) UNTOLD STORY OF JACK DANIEL’S BEER

Here’s a tidbit that’s been under our noses for decades: Jack Daniel’s, famed Tennessee whiskey maker, was also, briefly, a Tennessee brewer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/jack-daniels-whiskey-beer-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f6d5301215-May_22_2018_Ed&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f6d5301215-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f6d5301215-38937345&mc_cid=f6d5301215&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

WHAT YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF WINE SAYS ABOUT YOUR PERSONALITY

The close link between key personality traits and our drink of choice.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/what-your-favourite-type-of-wine-says-about-your-personality/

This IPA Nut Butter Is the Beer-Flavored Spread You’ve Been Waiting For

This IPA nut butter is made not only with stone-ground blanched almonds and dry roasted peanuts, but also golden light dry malt, brewer’s yeast, and tangerine and pineapple, two fruits included in Stone Tangerine Express IPA.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/beer-nut-butter-stone-tangerine-ipa

You’ll Never Guess What State Has 2018’s Top Wine Destination

Here are the top 10 destinations for wine, along with the top rated winery in the region

http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/top-wine-destinations-2018-rewardexpert

How to Pair Wine With Mac and Cheese So They’re Both Even Better

The entire reason mac and cheese exists in the first place is because it’s a big bowl of creamy comfort.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/05/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-mac-and-cheese.html

Sonoma Coast’s New Style of High-Acid Chardonnays

Sonoma Coast producers are embracing a new style of Chardonnay driven by complexity and acidity. Even if you’ve avoided California Chardonnay in the past, you will want to look for bottles from these three coastal regions.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/22/high-acid-chardonnay-sonoma-coast/

The Millennial Wine Smell Test: Do Grapes Matter?

Young wine drinkers may not care what varieties are in their beverage

http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/Millennial-Wine-Smell-Test-Do-Grapes-Matter

Busting the Myths Surrounding Spirits

“Beer before liquor” isn’t the only myth that needs to be debunked. Here are five more commonly held misbeliefs about both clear and dark liquors.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/22/myths-liquors/

Crown Royal unveils mesquite-smoked whisky

Diageo-owned Canadian whisky brand Crown Royal has launched a “smoky and spicy” expression, which has been infused with Texas mesquite wood.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/05/crown-royal-unveils-mesquite-smoked-whisky/

New UFO Beer

The Massachusetts Bay Brewing Company’s UFO Beer has partnered with Polar Seltzer to launch UFO Blueberry Lemonade. The new, unfiltered wheat beer is brewed with the essence of Polar Seltzer’ade Blueberry Lemonade and clocks in at a sessionable 4.8%-abv. Available throughout the summer in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft, Blueberry Lemonade joins White, Pineapple, Raspberry, and Hefeweizen expressions in the current UFO lineup.

California Wine Sales in U.S. Market Hit $35.2 Billion in 2017

California wine sales to all markets, including shipments to the U.S. and exports worldwide, were 278 million cases in 2017.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=199252

5 Descriptors Wine Professionals Avoid

How sommeliers adapt the language of wine to better serve their customers

Part of the problem is that guests often don’t understand the vocabulary of wine.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/5-descriptors-wine-professionals-avoid/

What Internet Users Want VS What Received

How To Navigate Big Wine Events

These events are enthralling at best and overwhelming at worst, particularly when attendees face enormous halls filled with wines, winemakers and virtually unlimited access to samples. Approached with a strategy, though, big wine tastings are prime learning opportunities for novices and a chance for seasoned wine drinkers to expand their knowledge and find new favorites.

https://houstonfoodfinder.com/2018/05/23/how-to-navigate-big-wine-events-a-master-sommeliers-advice/

Zimbabwe To Re-Launch Bubbly Production Next Year

Africa has always been the continent of the brave and one brave producer is looking to bring back the golden era of Zimbabwe wines, after years of the country being in a depression.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/zimbabwe-re-launch-bubbly-production-next-year/

 

Champagne, Fried Food’s Best Friend

Champagne: a celebratory drink for every victory and a companion to most food types. Not to be mistaken for sparkling wine, which is basically its own category, Champagne is granted its name by the place it is made in — Champagne, France.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/champagne-fried-foods-best-friend/

The trick to finding your favorite wine: Know your importer

Importers have palates, too, after all. Find one you trust, and then search for their other wines by looking not at the front label—but near the barcode on the back.

http://www.atlantamagazine.com/drinks/trick-finding-favorite-wine-know-importer/

It’s Official: Wine Slushies Are My Summer Drink Obsession

A bottle of wine and a bag of frozen fruit are all you need to get a the party started this summer.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/how-to-make-wine-slushies

How High Are Beer Taxes in Your State?

According to the Beer Institute, “Taxes are the single Scientists find way to make alcohol from wood

most expensive ingredient in beer, costing more than the labor and raw materials combined.”

https://taxfoundation.org/state-beer-taxes-2018/

How long does it take for alcohol to go bad? 

“All spirits have a shelf life. Even if they’re stored absolutely impeccably and climate-controlled beautifully, they’re all going to expire at some point and that’s simply due to oxidation.”

https://thetakeout.com/how-long-does-it-take-for-alcohol-to-go-bad-1826302507

3 Things Insurance Professionals Should Know in Honor of Wine Day

Wine Day also offers some interesting things to keep in mind for those with an interest in wine insurance.

https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2018/05/25/490289.htm

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TIGNANELLO, MEGHAN MARKLE’S FAVORITE WINE

Meghan Markle doesn’t just have a favorite wine. She had a lifestyle blog named after it.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-tignanello-meghan-markles-favorite-wine/

Why Ohio is The Midwest’s Next Wine Destination

Right in the global “Pinot Belt,” Ohio has the potential to produce some serious attention-grabbing wines. While many of its bottles often stay within the state, here are the regions and wineries you’ll want to keep an eye out for.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/24/ohio-wine/

Scientists find way to make alcohol from wood

Scientists in Japan found ways to ferment wood to make alcohol.

The process takes about 10 days and doesn’t use chemicals or heat.

http://www.wivb.com/news/national/scientists-find-way-to-make-alcohol-from-wood/1196365775

A brief history of American winemaking

The American love affair with wine dates back to the earlier European settlers in the 16th century, when they began making wine with a native grape known as muscadine.

https://theconversation.com/a-brief-history-of-american-winemaking-97150

How to Pick the Perfect Anniversary Wine

Every milestone you and a partner reach is a cause for celebration. Whether you’re looking for a traditional bottle or something a bit off-beat, we’ll help you find a wine that’s as rich and complex as the time you’ve spent together.

Gay couple toasting with wine at counter

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/25/wedding-anniversary-wine/

Prosecco rosé wine moves closer to reality
Prosecco DOC producers are on the brink of allowing sparkling rosé within their appellation, marrying two of the biggest trends in the wine world.


http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/prosecco-rose-wine-moves-closer-reality-394253/#TFrdcAfRgmDVI4TT.99

French chemists have an ingenious new use for rotten, discarded wine grapes

You can trust the French, masters of wine that they are, to find amazing innovations involving grapes. That is what a team of researchers at the University of Clermont Auvergne have done with research which seeks ways to transform the waste grape skins, stems, and seeds left behind during wine production into more durable plastics.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/french-chemists-wine-grapes-plastic/

 

Did You Know These Celebs Had Their Own Wine?

Keep an eye out for these celebrity labels the next time you need a glass — or bottle!

Wine

https://theblast.com/national-wine-day-celebrity/

 

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