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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 11-18-19

November 18, 2019

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Liquor Industry News 11-18-19

November 18, 2019

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

11-18-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Ultimate Food and Wine Pairing Guide for the Holidays

25 Gift Ideas for Beer Lovers

How the US-EU tariffs will affect spirits producers

 

How and When to Pay Attention to Wine Vintages

Growing conditions may be “nasty” or “challenging,” but that doesn’t mean the resulting wines are inherently poor.

a lot of wine bottles put in crates for classified to display in a wine retail shop

https://fortune.com/longform/wine-vintages-guide/

 

Holiday Tips

Pairing tips for the holiday season

https://www.raleys.com/be-inspired/holiday-tips-from-our-wine-legend/

 

The Six Cocktails You Need to Know to Understand All Cocktails Ever

To be an expert bartender you only need to know six classic cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-important-cocktails-recipe-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f19318fd7d-NOV_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f19318fd7d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f19318fd7d-38937345&mc_cid=f19318fd7d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Kentucky Now Has More Barrels of Bourbon Than People

Hard to believe, especially with Kentucky’s last census estimating there are 4.5 million people living in the state.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/kentucky-more-bourbon-than-people/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f19318fd7d-NOV_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f19318fd7d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f19318fd7d-38937345&mc_cid=f19318fd7d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

YELLOW TAIL LAUNCHES LOWER ABV WINE RANGE

The Yellow Tail Pure Bright range has launched in the UK with a Pinot Grigio,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/yellow-tail-launches-lower-abv-wine-range/

 

Is Wine Drunk Different From Beer Drunk Or Liquor Drunk?

The active ingredient, whether it’s beer, wine or spirits, is the same.

https://www.bustle.com/p/is-wine-drunk-different-from-beer-drunk-liquor-drunk-19271170

 

11 Snobby Myths About Wine

For those of you who still consider these sins unforgivable, it’s time to rethink the “rules” of wine consumption.

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/68828/11-snobby-myths-about-wine

 

These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them.

The devices, found in virtually every police station in the U.S., generate skewed results with alarming frequency, even though they are marketed as precise to the third decimal place.

https://m.sfgate.com/business/article/These-Machines-Can-Put-You-in-Jail-Don-t-Trust-14806232.php

 

A French space startup is launching wine into orbit

But what can we learn about wine in space?

https://qz.com/1656636/a-french-start-up-is-sending-wine-to-space/

56 Best Wine Books of All Time

As featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc – BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on public mentions, recommendations, ratings and sentiment.

https://bookauthority.org/books/best-wine-books

ASBESTOS IN WINE?

Asbestos was commonly used in the beverage industry from the early 1900’s until, at least, the late 1980’s to filter water, juice, soft drinks, beer, and WINE! (Emphasis on was).

https://winespeed.com/blog/2019/11/truly-hard-to-swallow-asbestos-in-wine/

 

The Business of Botanicals: How Your Favorite Gins Get Their Flavor

Without botanicals, gin would ostensibly be vodka

https://vinepair.com/articles/gin-botanicals-nolets-sipsmith/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fcbbd34120-NOV_5_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fcbbd34120-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-fcbbd34120-38937345&mc_cid=fcbbd34120&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How the US-EU tariffs will affect spirits producers

In response to the new measure relating to Airbus, 15 alcohol trade groups sent a letter to the US administration and European Commission calling for an urgent end to the 25% tariffs on EU goods.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/11/how-the-us-eu-tariffs-will-impact-spirits-producers/

 

California’s Top 10 Collectible Wines

Discover the state’s top 10 blue-chip bottles, ranked by the average rate of their six-year appreciation.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/04/californias-top-10-collectible-wines/

 

Wine In Moderation Launches Major Rebranding

Wine in Moderation will continue to support wine professionals to inspire a sustainable culture of wine. With sound scientific evidence and responsible service training professionals will be provided knowledge, skills and tools, to help them understand the benefits of moderate consumption and risks associated with alcohol abuse.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=221974

 

Tasting is a relationship

One thing that we must always remember about wine tasting is that we are not acting as measuring devices.

https://wineanorak.com/2019/11/05/tasting-is-a-relationship/

 

Craft Malt Is About To Change Craft Beer. Are You Ready?

Malt freshly out of the kiln has aroma and flavor that can’t be duplicated by malt that’s generally at least a year old by the time you get it

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kennygould/2019/11/05/craft-malt-is-about-to-change-craft-beer-are-you-ready/#3b1d18eb14c9

 

DIAGEO LAUNCHES FINAL GAME OF THRONES SINGLE MALT WHISKY

Diageo has released the last whisky in its series of spirits inspired by HBO series Game of Thrones.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/diageo-launches-final-game-of-thrones-single-malt-whisky/

MARLBOROUGH TRADEMARKS NEW APPELLATION INTERNATIONALLY

Marlborough winemakers have trademarked the new Appellation Marlborough Wine (AMW) certificate in key international markets in a bid to protect Marlborough’s reputation in global markets.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/marlborough-trademarks-new-appellation-internationally/

WHAT DOES “HANDMADE” OR “HANDCRAFTED” ON A LIQUOR BOTTLE MEAN?

Absolutely nothing. That’s right.

https://vinepair.com/articles/handmade-liquor-titos/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=370b87d4d6-NOV_6_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-370b87d4d6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-370b87d4d6-38937345&mc_cid=370b87d4d6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

5 Facts That May Surprise You About Cakebread Cellars

Cakebread Cellars has long been celebrated as a classic and pioneering Napa Valley producer, but there’s more to the winery than the renowned Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons that its reputation has been built on.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/5-facts-that-may-surprise-you-about-cakebread-cellars/?utm_campaign=Buyer%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=78985312&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8ASklaV0oQvj8R0VxIwqafQppINbqJQPvqJoni3pGNAHiPXhsJfB4FNhyJPLzz3SX8HWi-x7n9ixCorQg2-aP9yAZlfdXvgCfIVI36uHuiEyGNoMc&_hsmi=78991854

How Stalin and the Soviet Union Created a Champagne for the Working Class

In 1936, the Party suddenly switched from denouncing bubbly to mass producing it.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/champagne-in-soviet-union

This is the most popular wine in America

For most Americans, the varietal isn’t the most important thing when it comes to choosing wine.

https://today.yougov.com/topics/food/articles-reports/2019/11/05/most-popular-best-wine-poll-survey

 

How Anyone Can Become a Sommelier

Many of the same tricks and tips that pros use can help you on your journey, and not all involve expensive wine classes.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/05/sommelier-school-tips/

 

Wine corks vs. screw caps: Which one is better?

Natural corks cause noticeable flavor problems in 2% to 5% of the bottles they seal.

https://www.inquirer.com/food/drink/corks-vs-screw-caps-new-zealand-australia-20191105.html

Get to Know Gamay Beyond Beaujolais Nouveau

For generations, Gamay Noir was synonymous with Beaujolais, the French region north of Lyon that sits between the Rhône and Burgundy.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/05/gamay-beyond-beaujolais-nouveau/

What Does Wine Made From Some Of The World’s Oldest Grapevines Taste Like?

The winery crafts only three red wines, all from a local strand of Tempranillo called Tinta de Toro

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2019/11/05/what-does-wine-made-from-some-of-the-worlds-oldest-grapevines-taste-like/#5f3638503f73

25 Gift Ideas for Beer Lovers

Buying a gift for the beer lover in your life isn’t quiet as intimidating as you may think.

https://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/a19539268/22-gift-ideas-for-beer-lovers/

CAVA DO SHIFTS TO ORGANIC RULES

Reserva Cava wines will have to be organic under new production rules proposed by the Cava DO.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/cava-do-shifts-to-organic-rules/

WHAT CAN MCDONALD’S TEACH THE WINE INDUSTRY?

With its global reach, marketing might and proven track record of innovation could burger chain superpower McDonald’s have any lessons for the wine trade?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/what-can-mcdonalds-teach-the-wine-industry/

The Wine Grape Family Vine [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you love some varieties and abhor others you might be surprised to find out that nearly all of the wines we drink on a regular basis are closely related.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-grape-family-vine-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ee32ffc4bd-NOV_7_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ee32ffc4bd-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ee32ffc4bd-38937345&mc_cid=ee32ffc4bd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How the Wine Industry Is Reckoning With the Impending Effects of California Wildfires

For winemakers in California, a new reality is sinking in. It is the second October in three years in which fires have raged across Sonoma.

https://fortune.com/2019/11/06/california-wildfires-wine-industry-kincade-fire-sonoma/

 

 

We’ve gotten it all wrong about Lodi wine

There are excellent wines being made from Lodi grapes in Lodi by Lodi natives — and yet too often we exclude those wines from the conversation.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/We-ve-gotten-it-all-wrong-about-Lodi-wine-14815044.php

 

Nizza DOCG: The New Quality Region for Barbera Wine?

Piedmont is a large region in Northwest Italy that can be translated to “foot of the mountain.” This refers to the Alps.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2019/11/06/nizza-docg-the-new-quality-region-for-barbera-wine/#76963e921416

 

 

The Ultimate Food and Wine Pairing Guide for the Holidays

An easy to follow wine pairing guide broken down by wine type and which foods pair best with that wine! This is a must have for holiday entertaining!

https://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/ultimate-food-and-wine-pairing-guide-for-holidays/

 

 

New Bud Light

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced that it will launch Bud Light Hard Seltzer in the first quarter of next year, marking the brand’s entry into the burgeoning category. The 5% abv seltzers will come in at 100 calories, 2 grams of carbs, and less than 1 gram of sugar per 12-ounce serving. The initial launch will include four flavors—Black Cherry, Lemon Lime, Strawberry, and Mango—available in individual flavor 12-packs, a variety 12-pack, and in 25-ounce single cans. The company is debuting Bud Light Hard Seltzer amid a challenging period for macrobrews. For the first nine months of 2019, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s North America volume dropped by 2.4% to 82.6 million hectoliters, but revenues inched forward 0.7% to $11.9 billion.

 

New AVA Established in Connecticut

Eastern Connecticut Highlands AVA is Connecticut’s third approved wine region

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=221316

The Life of a Beer (Infographic)

The journey of a beer can be long and weary, and the quality depends on every step done right.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-life-of-a-beer-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fa8a162efe-NOV_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fa8a162efe-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-fa8a162efe-38937345&mc_cid=fa8a162efe&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Like It Or Not, There’s A Good Chance Hard Seltzer Will Show Up At Your Home For The Holidays

Proving that alcoholic seltzer has staying power through cold-weather months, flavored malt beverages enjoyed their highest sales growth ever in October, and a full one-third of Millennials say they plan to serve spiked seltzer over the holidays.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2019/11/07/like-it-or-not-hard-seltzer-will-likely-show-up-at-your-home-for-the-holidays/#4335052e4479

7 CONSUMER DRINKS TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2020

Waitrose has released its annual food and drinks trends report for 2019, revealing some seismic shifts in the way we buy alcohol today.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/7-consumer-drinks-trends-to-watch-in-2020/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=34f32ed713-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_08_10_00&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-34f32ed713-64683881

 

 

Willamette Valley Wine Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Often deemed the Burgundy of the New World, the Willamette Valley shares a number of traits with the famous French wine zone.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/willamette-valley-wine-guide/

 

 

Why You Should *Never* Store a Bottle of Wine on Your Kitchen Counter

The worst place is probably on a rack in your kitchen next to the oven.

https://www.thekitchn.com/never-store-wine-in-the-kitchen-22957966

 

 

Quini Debuts Next Generation Wine Tasting App

Quini, the leader in consumer sensory data and technology solutions for the wine industry, today announced Quini 2.0, its next generation wine tasting and rating application.

WE LOVE QUINI!!

https://www.winebusiness.com/vendornews/?go=getVendorNewsArticle&dataid=222130

 

 

Economic Impact of

Massachusetts’

Wine & Spirits Distributors

The three-tier system efficiently moves America’s favorite alcoholic beverage products from producer to

consumer, connecting all corners of the country

See the MA Stats

https://www.wswa.org/data-and-impact/economic-database

HOW TO DRINK GOOD WINE ON A BUDGET

You just need to know what to look for.

http://coveteur.com/2019/11/09/how-to-drink-good-wine-on-budget/

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

11-11-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

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AMERICAN WHISKEYS LEAVE ‘UNIQUE’ FINGERPRINTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS

The unique reaction American whiskey undergoes when it is aged could help producers spot illegal fakes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/american-whiskeys-leave-unique-fingerprints-new-study-shows/

 

Wine Cookies

They’re like little round bites of heaven. You have to try making these wine cookies!

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/wine-cookies-vegan/

 

Where There’s A Wine, There’s A Way

A Florida company has found a loophole in the new French wine tariff that’s big enough to drive a truck through.

https://www.npr.org/2019/10/25/773380390/where-theres-a-wine-there-s-a-way

 

We Tried 16 Different Spiked Seltzer Brands And Here Is The Ultimate Winner

Is the Claw really the law?

https://www-buzzfeed-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/kristatorres/best-spiked-seltzer

 

100 years after Prohibition: The strangest drinking laws in all 50 states

Just in case you were thinking about serving a pint to a moose in Alaska.

https://www.sfgate.com/beer/article/prohibition-strangest-alcohol-laws-in-the-us-14560203.php

 

 

What Grows Together, Goes Together: The Food And Wine Of Tuscany

The food and wine culture of Tuscany spans a history that dates back more than 3,000 years, when the Etruscans took advantage of the ideal soil and growing climate in the hills and first planted grapes here

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jessicadupuy/2019/10/25/what-grows-together-goes-together-the-food-and-wine-of-tuscany/#5c1522123e04

 

How did champagne dodge the tariff bullet?

There were some head-scratchers in the wines affected by tariffs. Since not all of the $2.1 billion of wines that the US imported from France last year were included.

https://www.drvino.com/2019/10/25/champagne-wine-tariff/

 

 

Movies Come and Go, but the ‘Sideways’ Effect Seems to Last Forever

Even 15 years later, you can see traces of the movie everywhere.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sideways-effect-california-tourism/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=622c7079a5-OCT_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-622c7079a5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-622c7079a5-38937345&mc_cid=622c7079a5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Maker’s Mark and University of Kentucky to map American oak genome

Bourbon brand Maker’s Mark has partnered with the University of Kentucky to research the DNA of the American white oak tree.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/makers-mark-and-university-of-kentucky-to-map-american-oak-genome/

 

New Vegan Wine Line

Aventura, Florida-based importer Enovation Brands is launching Vegania, a line of vegan wines. The winemaking process for Vegania eschews the use of animal products, substituting vegan alternatives where necessary. Each bottle carries a seal certifying its vegan status. The new label initially offers a Pinot Grigio and a red blend of Frappato and Syrah, both from Sicily and retailing at $13 a bottle. The Enovation Brands portfolio also includes Impact “Hot Prospect” Gemma di Luna, which rose 22% to 85,000 cases last year.

 

This Genius Woman Hacked Her Fridge to Dispense Wine Instead of Water

The post dates back to 2016, but obviously still applies today because wine is timeless,

https://rare.us/rare-humor/wine-water-dispencer/

Why are wineries using wax seals when so many people hate them?

Some love them for their looks. Others hate them for the mess they create. What’s certain is wax seals are sticking around, as shown by the surprising diversity of styles on the market today.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general-marketing-wine-tourism/why-are-wineries-using-wax-seals-when-so-many-people-hate-them

Calvados Is Versatile, Food-Friendly, and Always in Season

In order for a brandy to be legally called Calvados, it must be made in Normandy, a region in northwest France famous for its apple orchards.

https://vinepair.com/articles/calvados-guide-france/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ce10d64e77-OCT_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&mc_cid=ce10d64e77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Exploring the Emerging, Community-Oriented Craft Beer Scene in New Hampshire

For some time, the bulk of its craft beer heritage has been in three states: Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Now, however, a New Hampshire beer scene is emerging.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-craft-beer-new-hampshire-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ce10d64e77-OCT_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&mc_cid=ce10d64e77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Right Knives to Use With Every Type of Cheese (Infographic)

Want to serve a picture-perfect grazing board at your next dinner party? Here’s a handy infographic illustrating all the different cheese knives

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-right-knives-to-use-with-every-type-of-cheese-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ce10d64e77-OCT_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&mc_cid=ce10d64e77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Drew Bledsoe and Josh McDaniels Introduce New Bledsoe-McDaniels Collaboration

Named Bledsoe-McDaniels. The collaboration will focus on Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley and site-specific Walla Walla Valley Syrah

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/10/29/drew-bledsoe-and-josh-mcdaniels-introduce-new-bledsoe-mcdaniels-collaboration?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=e84d8d325c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_29_09_35&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-e84d8d325c-64683881

New Dogfish

Dogfish Head is introducing American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA. Inspired by The Grateful Dead’s album of the same name, American Beauty Hazy Ripple is a 7% abv IPA brewed with spelt. It will be available year-round in six-packs of 12-ounce cans across Dogfish Head’s 45-state network starting in mid-November. Delaware-based Dogfish Head was acquired by Boston Beer earlier this year for $300 million.

3 PROSECCO TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2020

There have been a number of landmark changes in Prosecco’s regulations this year, which are set to shape the kinds of wines coming out of the region in the coming years…

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/3-prosecco-trends-to-look-out-for-in-2020/

At What Temperature Does Wine Spoil?

Let’s explore how temperature affects wine

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/29/temperature-wine-spoil/

Are the ‘Old Vines’ Touted on Your Wine Label Actually All That Old?

So many wine bottles are marketed with the term “old vines.” But what does that really mean? Our wine columnist investigates

https://www.wsj.com/articles/are-the-old-vines-touted-on-your-wine-label-actually-all-that-old-11572368926

The Champagne Myth

Bubbles may feel special, but sparkling wine shouldn’t only be for celebrations

https://www.eater.com/2019/10/29/20936713/champagne-sparkling-wine-bubbles-special-occasion-wine

The Best Low-Carb Wines You Can Drink On The Keto Diet, According To Nutritionists

You CAN definitely enjoy wine while watching your carbs,

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/g29475222/low-carb-wine/

Coors Light, Blue Moon Maker To Cut 500 Jobs, Rebrand Amid Declining Beer Sales

Total beer consumption has declined for five straight years as wine and liquor become more popular

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelsandler/2019/10/30/coors-light-blue-moon-maker-to-cut-500-jobs-rebrand-amid-declining-beer-sales/#20399a8033e9

Vermont, Rhode Island more: Plan a weekend exploring the northeast beer trail

Many great microbreweries have established themselves in vacation-worthy locations within driving distance of Long Island.

https://www.newsday.com/travel/beer-trail-northeast-rhode-island-vermont-1.38010292

Warming cocktails to try this autumn

As the seasons change, so do the world’s cocktail menus. With so many new drinks to try this autumn, SB has rounded up the latest serves worth warming your autumn evenings over.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/top-autumnal-cocktails-to-warm-your-evenings/

Limoncello: time to be taken seriously?

Long seen as a cheap sweet treat for after meals, limoncello is aiming to appeal to a new generation of imbibers and bartenders by highlighting artisanal production and natural ingredients.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/limoncello-time-to-be-taken-seriously/

Basil Hayden’s unveils Bourbon-infused cheese

The special offering, called Pour Me A Slice, is a semi-firm Jersey cow’s milk cheese infused with Basil Hayden’s Bourbon. It is described as being “sweet with a hint of spice”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/basil-haydens-unveils-bourbon-infused-cheese/

 

SPARFLEX LAUNCHES AUGMENTED REALITY SPARKLING WINE FOIL

The project, which was first unveiled last month, allows users to download the SnapPress app and scan the foil on a sparkling wine bottle, with animations appearing on the screen.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/sparflex-launches-augmented-reality-sparkling-wine-foil/

 

COULD MECHANICAL HARVESTERS SHAPE FUTURE OF THE DOURO?

The difficulty for growers in the Douro to find enough seasonal workers to bring in the harvest

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/could-mechanical-harvesters-shape-future-of-the-douro/

 

 

The Rock Has Tequila

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is prepping a Tequila launch for the new year. Johnson’s Teremana Tequila label, founded in partnership with drinks industry veteran Ken Austin, is slated to debut in early 2020. Johnson noted in an Instagram post that Teremana would be a “small-batch, hand-crafted Tequila.” A brand representative declined to provide further detail. Previously, Austin worked with the Productos Finos de Agave S.A. distillery to launch the Avión label, which Pernod Ricard eventually acquired in a two-part deal reportedly worth more than $100 million. Along with mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor, Austin is also a co-founder of the Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey brand, which is distributed by Proximo Spirits.

BABE Becomes Official Wine Sponsor Of The NFL

BABE, a sparkling wine-in-a-can recognized as the most photographed wine on Instagram, is coming to 12 NFL stadiums across the country.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristidosh/2019/10/30/babe-become-official-wine-sponsor-of-the-nfl/#7628d76a324c

8 Things You Should Know About German Wine

Now is the time to get well acquainted with Germany’s other wine regions, and to bring other German grapes,

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-facts-german-wine-guide/

A waiter spilled red wine on her $30K handbag. Now she wants the country club to pay for it.

Hermes bags often are sold for thousands of dollars with the most expensive one currently listed at $13,000 on the Paris-based company’s website.

https://www.nj.com/news/2019/10/a-waiter-spilled-red-wine-on-her-30k-handbag-now-she-wants-the-country-club-to-pay-for-it.html

 

Walmart says “Cheers!” to Adult Beverage now available through Grocery Pickup in 2,000 stores

Customers in 29 states now have a more convenient way to purchase alcoholic beverages through the convenience of Walmart’s Grocery Pickup service

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191030005849/en/%C2%A0Walmart-%20Cheers%21%20-Adult-Beverage-Grocery-Pickup-2000

Kincade Fire’s destructive toll on Sonoma wineries, vintners

The situation remains fluid for the 30-plus wineries and 82 growers in the Alexander Valley.

Map of wineries

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/10/29/kincade-fires-destructive-toll-on-sonoma-wineries-vintners/

15 Drool-Worthy Comfort Food and Wine Pairings

Here are 15 crave-worthy comfort food and wine pairings. Be warned, naps are not included (although, you’ll be tempted!).

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/15-drool-worthy-comfort-food-and-wine-pairings/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

 

Decanting Times! A Handy Guide For Best Practices

Here are some tips and tricks for decanting different types of wines.

https://winefolly.com/review/decanting-times-a-handy-guide-for-best-practices/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

 

10 of the Best Celebrity Spirits, Tasted and Ranked

Nowadays, news of celebrities launching spirits brands is as common as Marvel movies.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-celebrity-spirits-brands-ranked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=119f5b1cb2-NOV_1_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-119f5b1cb2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-119f5b1cb2-38937345&mc_cid=119f5b1cb2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Mezcal subscription service launches in US

Online agave spirits retailer Maguey Melate has launched a bi-monthly mezcal subscription service to give consumers the chance to sample rare expressions that are unavailable elsewhere in the US.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/11/maguey-melate-launches-mezcal-subscription-service/

 

 

Kim Crawford Set to Debut Slim Can Sauvignon Blanc

With the introduction of the 2019 vintage this fall, Kim Crawford will also debut America’s #1 selling Sauvignon Blanc in a slim can format.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=221793

 

 

GLOBAL WINE PRODUCTION DIPS BY 10%

This can be explained mainly by random weather conditions, notably a very cold and rainy spring followed by an extremely hot and dry summer

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/global-wine-production-dips-by-10/

11 health benefits that have been linked to drinking alcohol in moderation

Here are some of the most interesting ways drinking in moderation can benefit you, so long as you consume it safely and responsibly.

https://www.insider.com/drinking-health-benefits-heart-nutrition-2019-10

Deconstructing umami (in wine and food contexts)

You may have heard of it. If not, what is umami and why should you care?

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Deconstructing-umami–in-wine-and-food-contexts-

Champagne Can Be Influenced By Forests As Well As By Vines

Where oak trees grow also impacts the character of wine.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2019/11/01/champagne-can-be-influenced-by-forests-as-well-as-by-vines/#459ad6a67659

How a doctor’s wine hack freed a boy’s tongue stuck in a bottle

An old hack to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew served as inspiration for German doctors tasked with helping a 7-year-old boy whose tongue had become trapped in a glass bottle.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/under-pressure-how-doctor-s-wine-hack-freed-boy-s-n1074111

 

Who needs a cork? Winemaker bottles his bubbly with a cap

So much for popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly. Winemaker Charles Smith, long regarded as one of the industry’s renegades, thinks it’s time to embrace the bottle cap.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-a-sparkling-wine-thats-all-about-the-bottle-cap-2019-11-01

 

How to choose a wine that punches above its price point

Big names don’t always mean best value: some fashionable wines are over-rated, while similar wines at half the price fall under the radar

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/nov/01/how-to-choose-a-wine-that-punches-above-its-price-point

 

Cult wine-themed manga comic Drops of God gets English translation release

A Japanese manga comic which has become a cult phenomenon in Asia and helped to shift case upon case of premium wine has been released in an English translation version.
https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/cult-wine-themed-manga-comic-drops-of-god-gets-english-translation-release-426998/#C37HbCLlUYriYu8d.99

THE 2019 WINE ENTHUSIAST GUIDE TO THANKSGIVING

Wine pairing tips and tasty options for your main course.

Maple Glazed Turkey Dinner

https://www.winemag.com/2019-wine-enthusiast-thanksgiving-guide/

The Proper Way to Hold a Wine Glass

Here’s what you need to know the next time you pour yourself some wine.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/proper-way-hold-wine-glass-210453781.html

Macy’s Is Selling A Wine Advent Calendar Packed With 24 Quarter Bottles

Well, this certainly beats a tiny piece of chocolate every day!

https://www.simplemost.com/macys-has-a-wine-advent-calendar/

OR THIS ONE

Precept Wine Advent Calendar 24×375 ml Cans

https://www.finewineandgoodspirits.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&storeId=10051&productId=2530132&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=&top_category=&urlLangId=-1&variety=&categoryType=Wines&errorViewName=ProductDisplayErrorView

The Easiest (and Most Effective!) Ways to Clean Up Red Wine Stains

It behooves us all to have these stain-cleaning tricks tucked up our sleeves.

https://www.thekitchn.com/remove-red-wine-stains-22949969

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