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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 02-20-18

February 20, 2018

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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-19-18

February 19, 2018

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

02-19-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Considering Wine & Weed Events… Not So Fast

Who’s Influencing Your Wine Choices?

The Three Tier System Sucks And Needs To Go Away

 

 AND MORE!

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

It’s so on brand.

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

 

Senate Committee Set to Ban Wine Shipments to New Hampshire

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

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

 

2018 statistics on American wine consumption

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

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

 

What is ullage in wine and should you worry?

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

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

German Beer Sales Are Falling

Consumption in the land of Oktoberfest is showing no cheers

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

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

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

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

History Of Johnnie Walker Man

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

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

PERFECT PAIRINGS: WHAT GROWS TOGETHER GOES TOGETHER

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

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

How Vermont Beer Created a National Craze

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

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

 

CANADIAN BREWER FILES TECHNOLOGY PATENT FOR CANNABIS BEER

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

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

 

THIS CALCULATOR TRANSLATES YOUR WEEKLY ALCOHOL INTAKE INTO BURGERS AND DONUTS

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

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

 

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

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

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

All about Indian food and wine combos

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

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

Jameson unveils 2018 St Patrick’s Day bottle design

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

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

The best-selling spirits in the US market

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

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

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

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

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

The Three Tier System Sucks And Needs To Go Away

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

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

How to Be an Objective Wine Critic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scientist develops heart disease treatment from red wine

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

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

Absolut launches film featuring naked employees

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

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

Clone Wars: Selecting the Right Pinot

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

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

The Quest for Artisan-Made Cinnamon Whiskey

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

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

4 Reasons Why Long Island Wine Has Never Been Better

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

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

Cremant: France’s forgotten sparkling wine?

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

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

 

Barrel of Possibilities

Oak programs a matter of personal taste

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

 

Are Your Wine Bottles Safe by FDA Standards?

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

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

 

The way to instantly tell if your beer glass is dirty 

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

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

 

Chaos reigns in wine names

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

This is why hangovers get worse with age

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

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

 

Interesting Alcohol Market Share Report

 

Is Wine Only Healthy for the Wealthy?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Guarachi Wine Partners Launches New Wine Brand: BACON

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

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

 

HERE ARE SEVEN CONSUMER WINE TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2018

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

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

 

Who’s Influencing Your Wine Choices?

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

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

 

A Swirling Controversy is Bubbling Up in Champagne Circles

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

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

 

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

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

Is this the same in USA??

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

 

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

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

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

 

MAKE YOUR OWN SOLO-INSPIRED STAR WARS SPACE WINE GLASSES

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

What Is Ginger Beer? What to Know About This Drink

Hint: it’s not beer.

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

 

GREEN ISSUES DRIVE INNOVATION IN WINE CLOSURES

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

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

 

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How New Alcohol Tax Laws May Affect Your Business

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

4 Reasons Why You Should Drink More White Wine

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

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

 

What’s the Deal with Soju?

Discovering the traditional South Korean spirit in honor of the Olympics

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

 

California Grape Crush Report

 

Considering Wine & Weed Events… Not So Fast

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

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

Twisted, Degrading Beer Labels And Names Spoils Industry Success

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

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

How to spike your cooking game with hard liquor

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

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

The Best Wine Stoppers, According to Sommeliers and Beverage Directors

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

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

The top 10 countries exporting wine to China

Now You Know Why Wine Snobs Are Faking It

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

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

Who writes the stuff on wine bottles?

Glossy flummery can only come after a generous sip

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

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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-12-18

February 12, 2018

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

02-12-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PALE ALE AND AN IPA

Overview of the US Wine Industry in 2018:

Top Selling Wine And Beer Holidays in US

  AND MORE!

 

WHAT IS CINSAUT?

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

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

Need A Substitute For Vanilla Extract? Check Your Liquor Cabinet

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

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

What to Look for When Shopping for a Wine Cooler

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

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

WHAT IS MOURVÈDRE?

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

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

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What do wine glasses and hamburgers have in common?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elvis Presley’s estate loses trademark battle over beer brand

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

The Science of Orange Wines

Understanding the processes that yield copper and amber hues in wines

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

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

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

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

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

Number of growers following California Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing expands

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

Wine Country Channel launches

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

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

How to Pair Wine With Nachos

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

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

TOP TIPS FOR DECODING A WINE LIST

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

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

 

 

Measuring Phylloxera’s Impact on the World of Wine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vegan wine’s growing popularity raises questions about ingredient labeling

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

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


20-Point to 100-Point Conversion

Great chart to convert

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

Self-Guided Wine Tour of the Willamette Valley

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

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

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Sales Slip 6% For 2017

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

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

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

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

Bill that would allow dogs in vineyards passes Virginia House

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

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

Why Are There Falcons In The Vineyards?

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

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

What could the ‘Supermoon’ do to wine?

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Wine Lovers Face Increasing Hurdles Ordering Online

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

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

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

Welcome to the insanely complicated world of alcohol regulation!

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

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

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

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

FAMOUS NZ WINERY FACES BACKLASH FOR USING AUSTRALIAN GRAPES

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

New Hess

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Napa wine industry fights to protect Napa Valley name on labels

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

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

 

The Analog Genius of the Leave-a-Drink Board

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

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

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PALE ALE AND AN IPA

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

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

 

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

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

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

Wine May Help To Clean The Mind, Study Says

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

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

 

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Stoner Metal Band Red Fang Toasts New Year With Their Own Brand of Red Wine

Band’s custom blend joins hard-rock-related offerings like Dave Mustaine’s She-Wolf.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8094993/red-fang-red-wine-interview

What you need to know about how oak barrels affect wine

Barrels (most often made of oak from France or the United States) can contribute a lot of different things to wine, and not all of them are automatically good.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-oak-barrels-aging-wine-0119-story.html

Foo Fighters Are Getting Their Very Own Beer

The beer will debut at a pair of Foo Fighters-themed pop-up bars in Sydney and Melbourne.

http://www.foodandwine.com/beer/foo-fighters-beer-australia-tour

Direct shipping of wine to consumers surged double-digits in 2017

Wineries continue to receive good news, for the most part, when it comes to shipping their wares straight to hopeful drinkers.

For one, the channel for direct to consumer shipping has grown yet again over the past year, this time by more than 15 percent in both the volume and value of directly shipped wine.

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/direct-shipping-of-wine-to-consumers-surged-double-digits-in/article_15934ec1-fd22-57b9-b3b9-23fa783636b2.html

How to find a wine you like at a restaurant: First, know what to say

How do you describe the flavor of a wine? Gobs of fruit, including some you perhaps have never tasted? Forest floor, flint, stones or other things you would never put in your mouth?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/how-to-find-a-wine-you-like-at-a-restaurant-first-know-what-to-say/2018/01/18/17f1bf00-fc79-11e7-8f66-2df0b94bb98a_story.html?utm_term=.9b66147bb033

Double decanting: When should you do it?
Double decanting is the process of decanting a wine twice; often the first into a decanter, and then back into the original – but now clean – bottle. But why do it?

http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/what-is-double-decanting-ask-decanter-382938/

Why You Should Be Enjoying Champagne With Food

A bottle of champagne may pop every two seconds somewhere in the world, but if enduring assumptions about how and when it should be consumed are any indication, they are likely celebratory pours.

http://fortune.com/2018/01/21/champagne-sparkling-wine-food/

 

Consumers turning to private label wine more often, thanks to supermarkets

Private label wine is building momentum in the US, thanks to national supermarket chains such as Aldi, Trader Joe’s, Costco, and Whole Foods taking on the identity as trusted wine vendors, says Brian Sharoff, president of Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA).

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/01/22/Consumers-turning-to-private-label-wine-more-often-thanks-to-supermarkets?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright

 

Should Out-of-State AVA Use Be Legal?

When the TTB published proposed regulation 160B, which would close a loophole that allows wineries to use AVA names on wines made using grapes from other states, the bureau was inundated with comments on both sides of the issue

https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/194698/Should-Out-of-State-AVA-Use-Be-Legal

Washington Malbec growth continues

Malbec not only is a fast-rising star in Washington wine country, but it also is becoming a global phenomenon.

http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2018/01/22/64554/

Does Wine Really Taste Better With Age?

The shameless use of the notion that the wine gets better with age as a metaphor to describe artists or sportspersons who have become more adept with age has rendered it a bit stale and tasteless.

https://www.scienceabc.com/eyeopeners/wine-really-age-better-age.html

What is a Vertical Wine Tasting?

A wine tasting provides an excellent opportunity to sample and compare the differences between wines. While a traditional tasting typically includes a variety of types and styles, a vertical wine tasting includes different vintages of the same type of wine from the same winery.

https://www.breauxvineyards.com/what-is-a-vertical-wine-tasting/

Tito’s creates vodka-infused chocolates

Texas-based Tito’s Handmade Vodka has teamed up with luxury candy maker Sugarfina to create a range of vodka-infused sweets.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/01/titos-creates-vodka-infused-chocolates/

BACARDI BUYS PATRÓN TEQUILA IN $5.1 BILLION DEAL

Spirits giant Bacardi is buying ultra-premium Tequila brand Patrón in a deal that values Patrón at $5.1 billion, eclipsing the Diageo / Casamigos deal by $4.1bn.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/bacardi-buys-patron-tequila-in-5-1-billion-deal/

 

SOUTH AFRICA FACING SMALLEST CROP SINCE 2005 DUE TO DROUGHT

South Africa could be facing its smallest crop in over a decade, a grimmer prediction by the local wine industry body than earlier assessments last November, mainly due to the persistent drought that has been ravaging the Western Cape area for months.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/south-africa-facing-smallest-crop-since-2005-due-to-drought/

The Science of Wine Oxidation

Oxidized, oxidative, oxidated—when it comes to winemaking, what does it all mean?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-wine-oxidation/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=60137752&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–AT-Xr06oAwC8Y_Vaq0STfKVKAcHvHE9DfTFopJqNB5Eht15iFYUjxLWPVDbspCWkJGErJUWIw-oq5gy5V3zNaIbtDWmD-acrUFRauaiAj9iaKd9k&_hsmi=60137668

18 Beers For Wine Lovers

Thanks to the craft beer movement and the proliferation of new breweries and beer styles, many fascinating beers of all styles are available to drinkers locally, whereas before, wine was the choice of discerning drinkers nationwide.

https://beerconnoisseur.com/articles/18-beers-wine-lovers?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=7512417b09-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-7512417b09-36686829

A REPORT ON ALCOHOL WHOLESALER STATE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

In the past five election cycles alcohol wholesalers have contributed $107 million to state political campaigns.

https://nawr.korndev-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Wholesale-Contribution-Report.pdf

Alcohol Sales Dropped 15% In States With Medical Marijuana Laws

A joint study by researchers at two U.S. universities and one in South America claims a reduction in the U.S.’s overall alcohol consumption appears directly related to the rise of medical marijuana laws recently enacted in a number of states.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2018/01/22/alcohol-sales-dropped-15-percent-in-states-with-medical-marijuana-laws/#74f9c9015f22

New Hampshire considers lowering drinking age to 20

As much as New Hampshire wants to attract more young people, lowering the drinking age is no way to do it, a public safety official said Tuesday.

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article196085229.html#storylink=cpy

The Tale Behind Italy’s Hot New White

A rustic Umbrian grape is reborn—and it could be Montefalco’s next wine hope

A quirky heirloom white grape variety called Trebbiano Spoletino has been rediscovered in recent years by winemakers who have brought it out of local family farms and into international distribution.

http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/Do-Wine-Grapes-Grow-on-Trees-Trebbiano-Spoletino-Camuto

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Getting to Know Mexico’s New Wine Scene

Propelled by Bichi’s popularity, Baja wines are on the radar of U.S. buyers

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/getting-to-know-mexicos-new-wine-scene/

SPAIN’S 2017 HARVEST DOWN 20%

Spain’s 2017 grape harvest is expected to be down by nearly 20% on 2016, according to provisional estimates by the Ministry of Agriculture, surpassing previous estimates of a 15% decline in the wake of spring frosts, heatwaves and drought.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/spains-2017-vintage-down-20/

Cariñena

It may be one of Spain’s lesser-known wine regions, but interest in Cariñena is on the rise.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/regions/carinena/?utm_campaign=Partnership%20Blasts&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=60040699&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8CJqxqsVZYEoSFTjj55wIc_HnM1W5rcQxMmqJJFy8spTB1u4qhKAg0XhOradZBoCWDNQwf0vZwzgkiLAgvcUOPfZsq4Ja_jtAYkqcAlDRyGJ3SsRA&_hsmi=60164343

This is how you can legally bring — and drink — your own booze on a flight

There are ways of legally bringing — and drinking — your own booze on a flight

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-bring-and-drink-your-own-booze-on-a-flight-2018-1

Economic impact of wildfires ‘overblown,’ says wine industry

The wildfires that tore through Northern California wine country caused tourism to temporarily plummet but spared the vast majority of vineyard acres and had little impact on already harvested grape, said a panel of experts

http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article196469229.html#storylink=cpy

You’re Ordering Wine Wrong

Wine lists can be confusing, even daunting territory for diners, plus alcohol invariably represents a good percentage of a restaurant check.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-25/you-re-ordering-wine-wrong

Wine shipments increase 1.3 percent in the United States

Imports into the U.S. wine market rose 3.5 percent last year, posing an increasing threat to American producers. Sales of rosé wines from France soared 43 percent, while sales of foreign sparkling wines jumped 11 percent from 2016.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/7908189-181/wine-shipments-increase-13-percent

The 131 Best Organic Wines for 2018 (Plus: Sipping Tips from Wine Experts)

It’s been a banner year for organic, biodynamic, and wines made with organic grapes. Bottles are winning awards, topping lists, and taking the spotlight.

MANY IN STOCK

http://www.organicauthority.com/131-best-organic-wines-2018

Wine Faults and How to Recognize Them

Is your wine corked? Oxidized? Plain over-the-hill? Learn the signs of common wine faults (and the characteristics mistaken for them) and find out whether to dump or drink.

http://www.winemag.com/2018/01/24/wine-faults/

Let’s Clear Up Some Myths About Sulfites, Wine, and Headaches

If you’re a regular wine drinker, then you’ve probably heard some accusatory remarks about the dangers of sulfite and why you should drink certain wines to avoid a headache. While some of these accusations may have some truth to them, there is much more to the sulfite myth than meets the eye.

Listen to a podcast that explains well.

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/lets-clear-myths-sulfites-wine-headaches/

The geography of wine

In wine, as in real estate, location is paramount. The places where grapes grow best and the variety of the grapes grown are the two most significant factors in what makes a given wine.

https://www.summitdaily.com/explore-summit/events/wine-ink-the-geography-of-wine-column/

Here’s why more craft brewers are canning beer

More and more craft brewers are switching part of their production from bottled beer to canned. But why?

http://www.wzzm13.com/life/food/beer/heres-why-more-craft-brewers-are-canning-beer/511107311

This Zelda-themed IPA takes beer geekery to a whole new level

Few things on this earth pair better than beer and video games. Now, to commemorate this all-time classic combo, one US brewery has forged a new Link, so to speak.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/zelda-ipa-beer-nintendo-3382279

Top 21 Craziest and Weirdest Beers Ever Made

Have you ever wondered what a breakfast oatmeal stout tastes like? Or how someone came up with the idea to use pig brain as an ingredient?

https://www.minibrew.io/blog/top-21-craziest-and-weirdest-beers-ever-made-minibrew/

VODKA MADE FROM CLOUDS GOES ON SALE

Taking quirky distilling methods to new heights, Hilton Head Distillery in South Carolina has released a vodka made from cloud vapour onto the market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/vodka-made-from-clouds-goes-on-sale/

It’s really not about being small anymore. It’s really about the fast beating the slow.

Interesting state of wine story

The top 10 wine companies had nearly 79 percent of all industry sales.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=194872

Treasury Wine Estates moves 70 jobs from Napa to Oakland

Great quote from the big guys!

“As we move from an agriculture business to a brand-led business,”

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/treasury-wine-estates-moves-jobs-from-napa-to-oakland/article_94a0f343-e83d-52de-8c48-4aaa6d2a2802.html

How Not To Market Wine

Wine industry is mostly unsuccessful in branding and marketing communications.

Do you know why?

http://dionysianimpulse.net/how-not-to-market-wine/

Canned wine is here, but can it avoid the down-market trap?

Once written off as a passing fad, canned wine now looks poised to become a permanent fixture of the wine shelf. By mid-2016 its meteoric popularity was apparent, with annual sales reaching $14.5 million according to analytics firm Nielsen — a 125 percent year-over-year increase. This fall canned wine sales were up another 60 percent.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Wine-s-brewski-moment-Can-canned-wine-go-12522244.php

Genome Sequencing and Analysis in the Vineyard and on Your Palate

Now that science has broken the code to examine and explore our DNA, and the DNA of multiple, diverse organisms, there has been a surge of commercial products coming to market that enable exploration of the DNA of the components of grapes.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/grapevine-genome-sequencing-and-analysis-in-the-vineyard-and-on-your-palate/

GRAPE GUIDEBOOK: SAUVIGNON BLANC

Unofficially known as the green goddess of viticulture, Sauvignon Blanc is the backbone to some of the wine world’s greatest regions

https://www.thebacklabel.com/grape-guidebook-sauvignon-blanc/?rs_oid_rd=153343218675606&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-1-25-18#.WmovVa2ZN8c

WHAT WEST COAST CONSUMERS THINK OF PROSECCO

Prosecco is a big trend right now. The most popular type of sparkling wine originating from Italy. This favourite has been written up and touted by wine experts, critics and self-proclaimed wine buffs alike

http://blog.quiniwine.com/wine-tasting/what-west-coast-consumers-think-of-prosecco-according-to-quini-wine-data/

New software helps prevent underage alcohol sales online

A new online age verification tool has been launched to make it harder for children to purchase age-restricted products such as alcohol.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/01/new-software-helps-prevent-underage-alcohol-sales-online/

How wines change

What wine lovers must be cognizant of, in reaching conclusions about revered wine names, is that as times change, so do wines. That can make for a radical shift in how wines of the same name are seen many years after various changes are imposed on earlier regimes.

http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/dan-berger/dan-berger-s-on-wine-how-wines-change/article_f16957e8-6640-53e4-aafd-86fd3e461e04.html

Hand-held device for detecting fake or watered down liquor by the fumes

Researchers in the US have created a nose that can sniff out adulteration and watering down in spirits, fighting one of the most deadly varieties of fraud.

https://www.newfoodmagazine.com/news/64210/hand-held-device-detecting-fake-watered-liquor/

Jon Bon Jovi creates a wine inspired by the Hamptons

When Jon Bon Jovi is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April, he can celebrate with his own French rose wine: the vintage 2017 “Diving Into Hampton Water.”

https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/restaurants/feed-me/bon-jovi-hamptons-rose-wine-1.16368567

Is it safe to pour wine through copper scrub pads to eliminate hydrogen sulfide?

Sulfur compounds like mercaptans can sometimes trouble a wine, giving off skunky, rotten egg notes. They are harmless, but distracting. The good news is that those aromas can often “blow off” after the wine sits in your glass or you swirl it around for a while.

http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/Can-Copper-Fix-Skunky-Wine-Sulfur-Compounds-55989

 

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Science panel backs lowering drunken driving threshold from 0.08 to 0.05

New wine tax law is more tolerant of alcohol error, apparently

How have devastating hurricanes affected rum?

 

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Did You Know That A ‘butt’ Is An Actual Unit Of Measurement?

This is interesting.

https://www.simplemost.com/butt-unit-measurement-wine-whiskey/

How do you make non-alcoholic beer and wine?

So how do you get the tasty flavor chemicals without the alcohol?

https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/explainer-non-alcoholic-beer-and-wine/3008514.article

 

Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta has turned Jack Winery into label of love

The basement cellar of his home outside of his native Providence, R.I., is stocked with about 600 bottles; the wines of choice being well-aged and complex Cabernet Sauvignons. Within his collection are bottles from Jack Winery

Former major league outfielder Vernon Wells, left, and Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta cofounded Jack Winery. (Photo provided by Jack Winery)

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/01/13/rockies-catcher-chris-iannetta-jack-winery/

 

Announcing the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Sweepstake Winners

The largest competition of American wines in the world names best American wines of 2018

http://winejudging.com/2018/01/12/announcing-the-2018-san-francisco-chronicle-wine-competition-sweepstake-winners/

 

Wine Inspired Candles

We have three passions: wine, upcycling, and candles. We decided to combine our three passions and create Wicks & Spirits.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/222948947/wine-inspired-candles

 

Pic Saint Loup Wine Region, Map, Wineries, Best Wines

Pic Saint Loup is a mountain and a wine-producing appellation area surrounding it in the southern France’s Languedoc wine region.

http://socialvignerons.com/wine-knowledge/wine-regions/pic-saint-loup-wine-region-map-wineries-best-wines/

 

Lady Gaga ‘Joanne’ Inspired Wine Turns Sour After Official Suspension

Officials from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have suspended Gaga’s application for “Joanne Trattoria Vino Rosso” because they claim it would cause confusion in the marketplace with a company who has already locked up rights to the term “Trattoria.”

https://theblast.com/lady-gaga-joanne-trattoria-wine-trademark-suspension/

 

Are anti-cork sentiments softening in New Zealand and Australia?

But things have changed. Now, the quality control in cork production is much better. Screwcaps were arguably the best thing to happen to the cork industry: they caused them to up their game. Cork quality is now a lot better, I think, and this seems to be backed up by evidence from large competitions.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/wine-science/are-anti-cork-sentiments-softening-in-new-zealand-and-australia

 

What Are MGAs? Why Barolo Lovers Need to Know About Menzione Geografica Aggiuntiva

Let’s be honest: Most wine classification terminology confuses consumers.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/menzione-geografica-aggiuntiva-barolo-wine

 

Managing Customer Misconceptions About Wine and Spirits

Somms and retailers share strategies for counteracting confusion and fielding odd requests

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/managing-customer-misconceptions-about-wine-and-spirits/

 

How have devastating hurricanes affected rum?

After one of the most destructive hurricane seasons on record, Caribbean rum producers may have to prepare for worse to come. The Spirits Business speaks to some of the biggest players in the region.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/01/the-impact-of-hurricanes-on-the-spirits-industry/

 

KFC offers recipes for gravy-based cocktails

Fast-food chain KFC has created three new gravy-based alcoholic cocktail recipes, which it is encouraging consumers to make at home.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/01/kfc-offers-recipes-for-gravy-based-cocktails/

 

Getting to Know the Tintore di Tramonti Grape

Sommelier Shelley Lindgren explores Campania’s long-forgotten variety

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/getting-to-know-the-tintore-di-tramonti-grape/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=59957595&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_JmiuHOYFAsSN5MGyemL52qdhA1HFMrAc1qdVdNhtI3LR_p3zH4zA9whg4w65ayEs_2MOM4pORR8gZRZAUmNwwt8iyTEjzjZoii44QmKgFdRDn8UA&_hsmi=59982174

 

WATER AND WINE: HOW BODIES OF WATER HELP VINES MAKE PHENOMENAL WINES

Many of the top appellations share a common theme: a proximity to water. Why does water matter? The answers begin to unfold when we consider climate.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/water-and-wine-how-bodies-of-water-help-vines-make-phenomenal-wines/?rs_oid_rd=148477020729238&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-1-16-18#.Wl5ura2ZOSM

 

Is red wine good for your heart?

Red wine contains compounds thought to lower heart disease risk. But the evidence that wine protects the heart is muddled.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/grape-expectations-is-red-wine-good-for-your-heart

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Wine Faults and Flaws

Some flaws are a good thing. Here’s how to know.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/guide-to-wine-faults-and-flaws

 

7 Wine Tasting Bachelorette Party Ideas For The “Rosé All Day” Kind Of Bride

The most brilliant part about wine tasting is that it doesn’t have to be done one way and it’s acceptable for many occasions.

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/7-wine-tasting-bachelorette-party-ideas-for-the-rose-all-day-kind-of-bride-7914989

 

Wine Sales Gain 2% on Slow and Steady Growth

Dollars outpace case sales, reflecting consumer willingness to spend more

https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/194449/Wine-Sales-Gain-2-on-Slow-and-Steady-Growth

 

Ste. Michelle Unveils Borne Of Fire, First Release From Proposed New Washington AVA

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has released Borne Of Fire, a new wine brand sourced from a proposed Washington AVA called The Burn, SND has learned. The new label is a Cabernet Sauvignon, and will hit the retail shelves nationwide by March.

Borne of Fire ($23) is being given a good runway for growth. Some 35,000 cases were produced from the inaugural 2016 vintage, and a further 60,000 cases are planned for the 2017 release.

The Burn is an agricultural area located in south central Washington by the Columbia River, between the AVAs of Columbia Gorge and Horse Heaven Hills. Its name is inspired by the region’s early settlers, who burned their fields every autumn to regenerate the soil. The land was planted to vines in 2002, initially with just a few acres of Cabernet Sauvignon. Plantings were expanded significantly in 2015, and while the varietal mix is mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, it also includes Malbec, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sangiovese. In fact, Malbec comprises 10% of Borne of Fire, with Cabernet Sauvignon accounting for the remaining 90%.

For the moment, Ste. Michelle isn’t planning additional varietal expressions for Borne of Fire, as it seeks to showcase Cabernet Sauvignon as the top expression from the region.

Borne of Fire will have a Columbia Valley designation for now, but if the newly proposed AVA is approved, the wine will carry The Burn appellation. Ste. Michelle submitted the AVA proposal September of 2017. There’s no specific timetable for a decision.

Ste. Michelle has a long-term contract to develop The Burn’s vineyards with Washington’s Mercer family, their partners of many years. The Mercers farm 2,000 acres of vines in the Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley and Yakima Valley AVAs, contracted to Ste. Michelle. The Mercers also make their own wines through their Mercer Estates division.

“We have a planting program for The Burn that will take us to about 2,100 acres within the next couple years,” says Juan Muñoz-Oca, director of winemaking, Paterson Group of Wineries, at Ste. Michelle. The Burn’s scale would then be on a par with some very established Washington AVAs such as Red Mountain (nearly 2,000 planted acres) and Walla Walla (about 1,650 planted acres).

The Burn’s microclimate is warmer than most other Washington growing areas, but it also gets more precipitation and greater moisture-retention in its soils—factors that allow for longer hang time for the grapes, says Muñoz-Oca. Borne of Fire is aged in large-format, 120-gallon puncheons made of Hungarian oak. “Using larger oak is about respecting the things that make this area’s Cabernet unique,” says Muñoz Oca. “Borne of Fire’s taste profile bridges the ripeness, richness and intensity of New World Cabernets with the elegance and brightness of the Old World.”

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War over planting rights erupts in Champagne

A war over planting rights is being waged in France, where Champagne growers want to severely limit new plantings of vines by rival growers in areas surrounding Champagne’s production zone.

http://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/22944/War_over_planting_rights_erupts_in_Champagne.html

 

 

New wine tax law is more tolerant of alcohol error, apparently

Thee amount a winery can legally misstate the actual alcohol percentage — was not addressed in the tax reform.

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2018/01/new-wine-tax-law-is-more-tolerant-of.html

 

The growth of wine in cans and other alt-packaging is outpacing glass.

 

Canned Wine Sales In US

 

 

Nebbiolo in a Nutshell

If you like your wines big, bold, and red, Nebbiolo needs to be on your radar.

http://winefolly.com/review/nebbiolo-in-a-nutshell/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=23d0cb70f0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-23d0cb70f0-62472929&mc_cid=23d0cb70f0&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

US DRIVING GLOBAL GROWTH OF STILL AND SPARKLING WINES

Vinexpo reports that the US spent nearly $34 billion on wine in 2016 and remains the firm leader in value sales of wine around the world.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/us-driving-global-growth-of-still-and-sparkling-wines/

 

FBI TAKES OVER INVESTIGATION INTO US BREWING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER

SysTech Stainless Works and its founders Jason and Amanda Spurrell have been accused of defrauding clients who had paid deposits for new brewing systems which they never received.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/fbi-takes-over-investigation-into-us-brewing-equipment-manufacturer/

 

Josh Update

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits’ Josh Cellars brand continues to soar, topping the 2-million-case mark on 51% growth in 2017, the company tells SND. Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon is leading the way for the franchise, with its volume surpassing 1 million cases on a 38% jump last year. By value, Josh Cellars leapt 46% to $179 million in Nielsen channels for the 52 weeks ending December 30. With that performance, it added more new dollars to the total table wine category than any other brand for the second year in a row, Deutsch notes. Over the past two years, Josh’s Nielsen dollar sales have risen by more than $100 million.

 

It’s Time For Massachusetts to Embrace The 21st Century and Authorize Retailer Wine Shipments

Massachusetts still bars its citizens from receiving wine shipments from out-of-state wine stores and wine retailers.

https://nawr.org/press-releases/its-time-for-massachusetts-to-embrace-the-21st-century-and-authorize-retailer-wine-shipments/

 

Science panel backs lowering drunken driving threshold from 0.08 to 0.05

Most women would need to draw the line at two drinks, and men at two or three if states follow a blueprint by a prestigious scientific panel for eliminating the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year.

https://www.cbs58.com/news/science-panel-backs-lowering-drunken-driving-threshold-from-008-to-005

WE’RE SPENDING MORE ON BEER, BUT DRINKING LESS OF IT

Total U.S. beer sales exceeded $34 billion, essentially falling flat, with volume sales decreasing 0.4 percent and dollar sales increasing 1.2 percent.

https://vinepair.com/articles/hop-take-beer-sales-trends-2017/

SOUTH AFRICAN WINE REGIONS 101

What used to be the go-to region for jug wine and subpar juice has become a mecca for unique, terroir-driven vino.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/south-african-wine-regions-101/?rs_oid_rd=149778395819926&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-1-18-18#.WmY2p62ZN8c

Skip The Syrupy Stuff: All About the Best Ciders

Imagine holding an unmarked amber bottle – your only clues as to what’s inside are that this beverage is one of America’s oldest, boasts an alcohol by volume between four and six percent, and is not as manly as a pint of beer or a glass of whiskey.

Which clue is the dead giveaway that inside is an artisanal, farm-to-glass cider?

https://oct.co/essays/skip-syrup-all-about-best-ciders?utm_source=oct_nl_

What makes a wine successful?

The wine world’s new products generally come in two forms. On the one hand, there are branded wines, such as Gallo’s Apothic and Jay Z’s Armand de Brignac, and the short-lived, wannabe ‘critter’ brands that piled into the US market in the hope of catching the slipstream of hits like Yellowtail and Rex Goliath. On the other, there are the officially designated appellations that are being created almost weekly in almost every region with a vineyard.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/what-makes-wine-successful

CORK MAKERS ARE ‘SUFFERING FROM KODAK SYNDROME’

Cork producers are suffering from ‘Kodak syndrome’ and are struggling to accept that the market has moved beyond natural cork, according to one leading closures producer.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/cork-makers-are-suffering-from-kodak-syndrome/

WINE SPECTACULAR’ BANNED FROM NEW JERSEY PRISONS

US wine magazine Wine Spectator is on a list of publications banned from New Jersey state prisons, along with the likes of HustlerBooty and 50 Shades of Grey, despite being offhandedly referred to as ‘Wine Spectacular‘ – much to the surprise of its editorial team.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/wine-spectacular-banned-from-new-jersey-prisons/

Can You Measure a Wine’s Worth in ‘Likes’?

Social media can offer oenophiles tasting notes, industry news and a bit of fun—as well as egregious displays of trophy bottles and interminable video tutorials. Lettie Teague finds the feeds worth following

https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-you-measure-a-wines-worth-in-likes-1516299552

Untappd releases the Top 10 most checked in beers of 2017. Guess which style dominated…

It comes as no surprise that the India pale ale continues to dominate the craft side of the beer industry, claiming 7 out of 10 of top 10 check-ins last year.

http://beerstreetjournal.com/untappd-top-10-check-ins-for-2017/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=794bb32c1d-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-794bb32c1d-36686829

 

Sulfites or sulfur dioxide is a fruit preservative widely used in dried fruits as well as wine.

There are many erroneous ideas about sulfites, so to put the record straight:

http://waterhouse.ucdavis.edu/whats-in-wine/sulfites-in-wine

 

Craft Beer Is the Strangest, Happiest Economic Story in America

Corporate goliaths are taking over the U.S. economy. Yet small breweries are thriving. Why?

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/01/craft-beer-industry/550850/

 

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Vinitas Winework

Liquor Industry News/Links 01-22-18

January 22, 2018

 

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

01-22-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Tax Changes Hit Wine’s Alcohol Levels

Beaujolais reviews done purely in emoji

Why beer suddenly foams up when you tap the top of a bottle

 

 

  AND MORE!

 

THE BEST WINE TO PAIR WITH EVERY KIND OF PIZZA

Up your take-out game with these highly recommended pairings.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/the-best-wine-to-pair-with-every-kind-of-pizza/?rs_oid_rd=139182711500694&utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-1-7-18#.WlT17q3MySM

 

WHAT IS XINOMAVRO?

Greek wine is especially fantastic because of its great value, quality and accessibility. Though over half of Greek wine production is white, the Greeks also make some beautiful, tannic and luxurious red wines. Xinomavro and its literal translation of “acid-black,” may sound cringe-worthy at first, but these grapes produce some of the most aromatic and age-worthy wines around.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/what-is-xinomavro/?rs_oid_rd=139182711500694&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-1-7-18#.WlT3Z63MySM

 

The company behind the device that lets you pour wine without removing the cork has a new product

“The Model Eleven, it’s fully automatic, so, for somebody who already has a Coravin, it no longer has a clamp that you interact with. You simply push it down on the bottle and it automatically guides the needle through the cork,” said Lambrecht. The new model also has no trigger, pouring automatically and stopping once tipped back up.

The app will let drinkers monitor gas usage, cleaning and battery life through the new Bluetooth-enabled Coravin. The company’s other models range from $199 to $500 depending on accessories and model. The Coravin Model Eleven will retail for $999

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/07/coravins-latest-product-reseals-the-wine-without-popping-the-cork.html

 

 

This Colorful Book Matches Intriguing Portuguese Recipes With Wines

A newly released English language book titled Wines & Snacks—from Caminho das Palavras publishers in Lisbon—matches dozens of Portuguese recipes with specific wines.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2018/01/07/this-colorful-book-matches-intriguing-portuguese-recipes-with-wines/#45d7c0dd4fa8

 

 

PicoBrew unveiled new automated home vacuum still for countertop distilling
Said to be the first automated home vacuum still, the Pico Still aims make the distilling process faster and safer, to produce spirts in just a matter of hours

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5245605/Gadgets-home-brewers-wine-collectors-debut-CES.html

 

Aveine takes the wait out of aerating wine

The gadget attaches to a wine bottle and features a touch panel on the front for adjusting the aeration level and displaying the wine’s temperature. There’s a companion app that allows you to scan the label of your bottle so the software can provide a suggested aeration time

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/aveine-takes-wait-aerating-wine-032700332.html

 

So, You Want to be an Italian Wine Expert?

So, you want to be an Italian wine expert?
Here are a few tips:

https://acevola.blogspot.com/2018/01/so-you-want-to-be-italian-wine-expert.html

 

Why is wine not vegan?

While we all think we know what goes into our wine (surely just grapes, right?) there are actually plenty of other things being added. Some of those things are animal products, which is bad news for vegatarians, vegans or anyone doing veganuary.

http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/08/wine-not-vegan-7213820/

 

Why beer suddenly foams up when you tap the top of a bottle

If you tap the top of someone’s beer bottle with the bottom of yours, it instantly creates a beer foam volcano. So what’s causing this?

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-beer-foams-tap-the-bottle-2018-1

 

Are consumers growing weary of the traditional 750ml glass wine bottle?

While the traditional 750ml glass bottle is still the dominant wine packaging format, its limitations have led consumers to seek alternative formats, according to a Rabobank analyst.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/01/09/Are-consumers-growing-weary-of-the-traditional-750ml-glass-wine-bottle

 

WHAT IS ZIVANIA?

Zivania is a pomace brandy made in Cyprus from a combination of grape pomace (the solid remains of grapes after they’ve been pressed for juice) and locally-sourced dry wines. It’s believed to have been around since the Republic of Venice ruled Cyprus, and production continued through the Ottoman and British rule of the island.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/recipe/what-is-zivania/?rs_oid_rd=141381734756246&utm_campaign=recipes&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-1-9-18#.WlUhSK3Mw9c

 

Boston Beer Company Releases Samuel Adams Sam ’76

No stranger to revolutions, Samuel Adams has once again mirrored the rebellious traits of its namesake and crafted Sam ’76, a refreshing and flavorful union of lager and ale.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/boston-beer-company-releases-samuel-adams-sam-76?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=2a94c20876-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+9%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-2a94c20876-36686829

IS THERE A NEW HAMPSHIRE BEER TO HELP WITH MENOPAUSE?

Portsmouth Brewery, noticed that there weren’t any beers that targeted her demographic. So, with the help of others, set out to create a beer designed to help ease the burden of menopause.

http://949whom.com/a-beer-to-help-with-menopause/

 

 

What Do Beer and Bridal Dresses Have in Common? Retail Job Seekers Need to Know

Here are 10 types of traditional retail stores that actually added jobs last year:

https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/make-money/best-retail-jobs-2018/

 

 

Does Beer Go Bad? Here’s How You Can Tell

Bad Brews, Bad Brews, Whatcha Gonna Do?

https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/does-beer-go-bad

 

 

The Caveasy One wants to take the headache out of managing your wine collection

Looking for a pairing suggestion? Seeking a specific bottle? Worried about wine temperature? This system can help.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3245285/connected-home/caveasy-one-wine-manager-ces.html

 

Love Beer? Then You’re Gonna Love These Wines

32 wines for beer lovers. 32 beers for wine lovers. Everybody wins with this comprehensive guide.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/best-wines-for-beer-lovers/

 

 

10 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT RED WINE

Red wine is not just a beverage; it is a symbol of taste and sophistication.

http://ucpizza.com/10-amazing-facts-red-wine/

 

 

CORK SUPPLY LAUNCHES NEW TCA-FREE LINE WITH BUY BACK GUARANTEE

Closures manufacturer Cork Supply has launched a new line of TCA-free products, VINC taint-free, which comes with a buy back guarantee should a buyer receive a tainted cork.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/cork-supply-launches-tca-free-line-with-buy-back-guarantee/

 

 

New Zealand Wine: Map, Regions, Grape Varieties, History and more

Everything you need to know about New Zealand wine.

http://socialvignerons.com/wine-knowledge/wine-regions/new-zealand-wine-map-regions-grape-varieties-history-and-more/

 

US alcohol consumption declines for second year

With recent talk in MA about expansion of liquor licenses this is interesting.

Alcohol consumption levels were down 0.2% in 2017 compared to the previous year, dropping to 17.6 million gallons, or 7.4m nine-litre cases. This is more than double the decline seen in 2016.

Spirits consumption rose 2.3% in 2017, and wine sales were also on the up with a 1.3% growth in volume sales.

However, these positive performances were unable to offset the -0.5% decline of beer, which controls 79% of total beverage alcohol in the US.

There is also a lot of data that show marijuana will also impact sales.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/01/us-alcohol-consumption-declines-for-second-year/

 

UNESCO world heritage wine regions to visit
How many wine regions on the UNESCO list have you ticked off? Here is some inspiration for 2018, with links to full travel guides compiled by our contributors and in-house editorial team…


http://www.decanter.com/wine-travel/decanter-travel-guide-world-heritage-regions-25003/#3afCcmYErCKBeASH.99

Beaujolais reviews done purely in emoji

So here we are: the first wine reviews written solely in emoji.

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2018/01/beaujolais-reviews-done-purely-in-emoji.html

 

THIS WEBSITE TELLS YOU IF YOU HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM

Working in drinks-focused industries can put you at risk of alcoholism, but a new website launched by US health officials claims to be able to tell users if they have a drinking problem, and how to get help.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/this-website-tells-you-if-you-have-a-drinking-problem/

Tax Changes Hit Wine’s Alcohol Levels

Now, the dividing line for tax purposes is moving. Wines under 16 percent alcohol will all be taxed at the same 21-cents-per-bottle rate (except for sparkling wines, which are still taxed at 67 cents per bottle.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/01/tax-changes-hit-wines-alcohol-levels

 

New Study Finds Incentives For Wine Producers To Vie For Competition Medals

The two French researchers matched wine contract dates, prices and quantities of influential Bordeaux-based brokers with the records of eleven important wine competitions to answer these questions:

What is, if any, the impact of medals on wine prices?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2018/01/10/new-study-finds-incentives-for-wine-producers-to-vie-for-competition-medals/#602d9831b109

 

DIY Ginger Beer

Ginger beer is surprisingly simple to DIY; you just need a bit of time.

http://www.extracrispy.com/drinks/4705/diy-ginger-beer

 

TOP 5 MULTI-SENSORY DRINKS EXPERIMENTS

The drinks industry is quickly realising that the enjoyment of alcohol is in no way limited to the tongue.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/top-5-multi-sensory-drinks-experiences/

 

Champagne for the New Year – Trademark or Geographic Indicator?

Did you celebrate with a sip of Champagne on New Year’s Eve?

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/champagne-for-the-new-year-trademark-or-21621/

 

 

SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH WITH THESE CANDY-INSPIRED BEERS

Does it get any better than candy and beer? Apparently, yes – it’s candy inbeer

https://www.thebacklabel.com/satisfy-your-sweet-tooth-with-these-candy-inspired-beers/?rs_oid_rd=143507743567766&utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-1-11-18#.WljVxK2ZOSM

 

 

GUIDE TO PIQUEPOUL

While the dark (Piquepoul Noir) and light-skinned varieties (Piquepoul Blanc and the less-common Piqueoul Gris) aren’t exclusive to Arizona — you can also find it in France’s Rhone Valley, the Languedoc region, Spain’s Catalonia region, California, Australia, and Texas — Piquepoul has taken residence in the state’s rugged terrain.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/guide-to-piquepoul/?rs_oid_rd=143507743567766&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-1-11-18#.WljWTa2ZOSM

 

 

Why does the Guinness Beer Company Track World Records?

How on earth did a brewer become the repository of all this strange knowledge?

https://www.ridiculoushistoryshow.com/podcasts/rhs-guinness.htm

 

 

SEVEN HOTELS AND SPAS OFFERING VINOTHERAPY TREATMENTS

Vinotherapy — also written “Vinotherapie” — describes a beauty therapy process where the residue of wine making (the pips and pulp) are rubbed into the skin. The pulp is said to have excellent exfoliating qualities and help reduce the problems associated with ageing.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/7-hotels-and-spas-offering-vinotherapy-treatments/

 

XO Cognac classification increases to 10 years

All XO Cognac must be aged for a minimum of 10 years, as opposed to six, under new industry regulations, which will come into force in April.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/01/xo-cognac-classification-increases-to-10-years/

 

Campari America unveils ‘world’s first’ smart fridge magnet

The drinks giant has partnered with the Norwegian electronics firm to produce a fridge magnet that allows consumers to order Campari America products straight to their doors.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/01/campari-america-unveils-worlds-first-smart-fridge-magnet/

 

 

Titos Is HUGE!

Tito’s vodka has become the largest-selling spirits brand in dollar terms on an annual basis for the first time ever in IRI channels, surpassing Jack Daniel’s Black Label whiskey and Smirnoff Red Label vodka. For the 52 weeks ending December 31st, Tito’s was up 38% to $207.6 million in IRI channels on a volume of 1.1 million nine-liter cases. Smirnoff Red Label vodka remains the largest-selling spirits label in volume terms in IRI channels, followed by Tito’s and Captain Morgan Original Spiced rum. Total spirits sales generated $8.1 billion last year in IRI channels, on modest 2.7% growth. In volume terms (including all flavors and line extensions), Tito’s ranked sixth among all spirits brands in the U.S. last year at 5.8 million cases on a 40% increase, according to Impact Databank.

 

 

New UFO Beer

Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Brewing Company has launched UFO Apricadabra, an apricot-infused Hefeweizen. The 4.8%-abv wheat ale is unfiltered and brewed with apricot puree for a lightly sweet and sessionable beer. Apricadabra is the brand’s newest seasonal release and will be available through March. The beer is out now on draft, in six-packs of 12-ounce cans and bottles, and in UFO’s Jet Pack spring sampler 12-pack. The Massachusetts Bay Brewing Company—known for its Harpoon brand—is the 19th largest craft brewery in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association.

 

Craft beer is becoming the wine of New England by redefining ‘terroir’

After analyzing in-depth interviews with 18 New England craft brewers, we have found that they are creating a regional industry here with the kind of local roots that many people associate more readily with wine than beer

https://theconversation.com/craft-beer-is-becoming-the-wine-of-new-england-by-redefining-terroir-82232

 

 

Former baseball player Kevin Youkilis has another hit with beer

Kevin Youkilis, an infielder who won two World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox during a 10-year Major League Baseball career, wants to become known as much for his IPA as his OBP (on-base percentage).

https://www.sfchronicle.com/giants/article/Former-baseball-player-Kevin-Youkilis-has-another-12495003.php

 

 

6 Ways Top Winemakers and Merchants Are Utilizing Virtual Reality

VR has long been viewed as a powerful marketing and engagement tool. The wine industry is also awakening to this fact

https://veer.tv/blog/6-ways-top-winemakers-and-merchants-are-utilizing-virtual-reality/

 

Scoring systems for wine are a matter of taste but you should know your ratings to avoid getting duped

There are two systems for scoring wine and both can be quite misleading for the uninitiated

https://www.thesun.ie/fabulous/2040624/scoring-systems-for-wine-are-a-matter-of-taste-but-you-should-know-your-ratings-to-avoid-getting-duped/

 

HERE’S WHY PORT WINE IS EXPERIENCING A FULL-FLEDGED REVIVAL

These delicious fortified wines aren’t just for after steak house dinners anymore.

https://www.maxim.com/food-drink/port-wine-revival-2018-1

 

Sonoma Unveils Wine Sustainability Logo

Moving forward after wildfires, winegrowers nearly at goal of 100% certified sustainable

https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/194331/Sonoma-Unveils-Wine-Sustainability-Logo

 

What Affects Wine Quality? Your Guide To The Growing Techniques That Matter

Great review of climates in wine regions!

http://blog.vinfolio.com/2018/01/12/what-affects-wine-quality-your-guide-to-the-growing-techniques-that-matter/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-15-18

January 15, 2018

 

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

01-15-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Tell Me Your New Year’s Resolution; I’ll Give You a Wine to Try

THE WAY A MAN SMELLS CAN MAKE WOMEN DRINK MORE, ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH

Wines for a broken heart

 

  AND MORE!

Do Celebrity Wines Sell?

Industry professionals discuss how fame affects the retail sales of wines associated with actors, musicians, and sports stars

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/do-celebrity-wines-sell/

Merlot makes a comeback

Attitudes toward merlot suffered after Miles Raymond proclaimed, “I’m not drinking any f—ing merlot!” in the film, “Sideways.” Need we be reminded that merlot is a major grape in the famed Bordeaux blends, adding flavor and texture that is pleasing to most palates.

http://www.sfexaminer.com/merlot-makes-comeback/

What Exactly Is Cooking Wine… and Is it OK to Use It?

A sommelier and a wine expert reveal the truth.

http://www.bravotv.com/the-feast/what-is-cooking-wine

Basic breakdown of wine quality by price

While hard-edge rules about wine have not applied for 6,000 years, the following breaks down what wine price segments vaguely mean.

http://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/columnists/gus-clemens/2018/01/03/basic-breakdown-wine-quality-price/990662001/

Scientists Warn Winemakers to Rethink Everything They Know About Grapes

The days of your favorite varietals are numbered.

https://www.inverse.com/article/39862-climate-change-wine-grapes-varietals

Wines for a broken heart

Let’s begin 2018 with renewed hope and a discussion of what wines pair best with broken hearts.

http://www.sonomawest.com/the_healdsburg_tribune/opinion/columns/wine-words-wines-for-a-broken-heart/article_ffad2f5c-f00b-11e7-ba32-1b8efde4a987.html

What your favorite cravings are REALLY doing to your skin

We may love a glass of an evening, but wine can cause lines and redness, droopy eyelids, enlarge pores, deep folds around the nose and dehydrated skin.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/5254801/wine-sugar-what-your-favourite-cravings-are-really-doing-to-your-skin/

MAN IN COMA AFTER CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE EXPLODES BETWEEN LEGS

A Danish man has been left in a coma after a bottle of Champagne exploded between his legs as he tried to open it.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/man-in-coma-after-champagne-bottle-explodes-between-legs/

NFL TEAM TO OFFER FANS ‘TEAL-COLORED’ BEER

The Jacksonville Jaguars are to offer fans beer that has been dyed teal during their playoff game against the Buffalo Bills

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/nfl-team-to-offer-fans-teal-coloured-beer/

How Sound Affects Taste—and How to Design Around It

New research is causing restaurant and bar owners to rethink noise control in their venues

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-sound-affects-taste-and-how-to-design-around-it/

Wines Share Of Alcohol Consumption In The World

Pruning Grapes in The Vineyard: Just The Basics

To produce healthy wine grape clusters… pruning is a critical component in the growing process.

http://siponthisjuice.com/pruning-grapes-in-the-vineyard-just-the-basics/

Great choices for pairing beer and snacks for the Super Bowl

Not just any old beer will do when it comes to Super Bowl parties. You’ll need super beer choices — and here they are.

http://www.startribune.com/great-choices-for-pairing-beer-and-snacks-for-the-super-bowl/467888673/

How to get the most out of your wine-drinking experiences in 2018

Below are some reminders on how to get the most out of your wine-drinking experiences — from serving at the proper temperatures and partnering with a simpatico acquisition adviser, to calibrating your mind for optimal bliss and BYO-ing like a certified PRO.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-drink-better-guide-wine-0105-story.html

How to Conquer a Wine Shop (and Tips for Finding the Best Deals)

Curious about how to find hidden gems and get best bargains the next time you’re shopping for wine or spirits? Let an insider be your guide to retail therapy.

http://www.winemag.com/2018/01/03/wine-shopping-tips/

Rock n’ Roll Wine Updates

Rock n’ Roll Timeline of wines

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2018/01/02/rock-n-roll-wine-updates/

THE WAY A MAN SMELLS CAN MAKE WOMEN DRINK MORE, ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH

Women drink more around sweaty men, according to new research.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/the-way-a-man-smells-can-make-women-drink-more-according-to-new-research/

HOW MANY WINE WRITING SUBSCRIPTION WEBSITES ARE THERE?

A LIST OF WINE WRITING SUBSCRIPTION WEBSITES

https://www.richardhemmingmw.com/blog/how-many-wine-writing-subscription-sites-are-there

 

TUNISIAN WINE: THE DOCUMENTARY

Wine writer Amanda Barnes has produced a documentary film about the wine harvest in Tunisia which tells the story of the culture through the prism of wine.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/tunisian-wine-the-documentary

 

Most U.S. Wineries are small or even Tiny. Number of U.S. Wineries by Production Size

 

This is why tilting a beer glass to avoid foam actually makes you bloated

Beer bloat is actually the result of pouring a beer incorrectly – or pouring a beer with minimal foam.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/beer-foam-tilt-bloated-explanation-a8142506.html

Creating the Market for Organic Wine: Sulfites, Certification, and Green Values

Certified organic wine remains a tiny percentage of the global wine market. This paper provides a case study of failed new category creation, analyzing the challenges for the organic wine market over time, including overcoming an initial reputation for quality, wines being labeled with multiple names (“organic,” “biodynamic,” “natural”), and competing certification schemes.

https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/creating-the-market-for-organic-wine-sulfites-certification-and-green-values

Cinnamon Red Wine Punch

Repurposing leftover food and drink is a great way to save money – and discover something new and delicious.


http://www.cheaprecipeblog.com/2018/01/cinnamon-red-wine-punch-3/#X5vBJs7WxUHPeJqV.99

FRENCH COUNT SUES CHAMPAGNE BRAND OVER HIRING OF EX-PORN STAR

A descendent of the Charles de Cazanove Champagne dynasty is preparing to take the owner of his family’s former Champagne house to court over its decision to hire an ex-porn star as its newest ambassador.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/french-count-sues-champagne-brand-over-hiring-of-ex-porn-star/

GHOSTHUNTERS TO INVESTIGATE SPIRITS AT JIM BEAM

The Jim Beam American Stillhouse will be the subject of a paranormal investigation by ghosthunters in an episode of Paranormal Lockdown, set to air on Destination America later this year.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/ghosthunters-to-investigate-spirits-at-jim-beam/

New Henrys Hard Soda

MillerCoors is extending its Henry’s Hard Soda brand with a new Lemon Lime flavor. Launching nationally next week in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles, Henry’s Hard Lemon Lime is a new year-round offering in the brand portfolio alongside the existing Orange and Grape flavors. The 4.2%-abv extension joins the lineup as Henry’s Ginger Ale and Cherry Cola expressions are set to depart. The launch of Lemon Lime will be backed by a national ad campaign including TV, digital and out-of-home components.

 

Bogle Requires Certification

Winery says grapegrowers must abide by Lodi Rules

Bogle Vineyards produces 2.5 million cases of wine annually, sourcing many of its grapes from independent growers.

https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/194002/Bogle-Requires-Certification

Contrasting the New and Old Worlds

The terminology or the stylistic inferences when referring to the New and Old Worlds.

http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/allen-balik/allen-balik-s-the-wine-exchange-contrasting-the-new-and/article_945bddf8-d3a1-5dc2-b04b-d54a43a9599e.html

Why we should put red wines in the fridge and take white wines out

We should drink white wines cold from the fridge and reds at room temperature, right?

Not so fast …

http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-01-06/white-red-wine-temperature-fridge/9268526

 

Tell Me Your New Year’s Resolution; I’ll Give You a Wine to Try

An easy guide to discovering new wines while bettering your 2018 self

Your resolution: Do more for your community. No matter where you are, drink local. You’ll be supporting the small businesses and farms in your area while also discovering a product you might not have gravitated toward otherwise. This goes for wine, but also beer, cider, spirits and much more.

http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/2018-New-Year-Resolutions-Wine-Recommendations

Nutritional Value of Red Table Wine. More Details at USDA

 

Why Beer Professionals Are Becoming Cicerones

Beer experts discuss the certification process and their motivations for pursuing the title

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-beer-professionals-are-becoming-cicerones/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=59853180&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9xoooxkAaKi0Ux3rL8Rv3AGImokcjPaFQzqPWsVlkk6XjFz-CT3fos-tqpsg20YuOXCslnE48-bjiDQpfyOSpOMOqFGgq8LDVct4UHY4mTtUNhyWg&_hsmi=59853764

 

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