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Liquor Industry News 06-15-20

June 15, 2020

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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06-15-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How To Pair Beef Jerky With Beer And Wine

Five lessons wine teaches you about investing

14 of the Best-Canned Cocktails for Summer 2020

Eight online courses to educate spirits fans

Regardless of a pandemic-induced increase in online learning, distance learning remains a flexible and accessible way to gain further education and understanding. There are many organisations that offer distance and online learning, with courses aimed at complete beginners to professionals.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/06/eight-online-courses-to-educate-spirits-fans/

New JD

Jack Daniel’s has debuted a line of whiskey-based canned cocktails. The new lineup includes Jack & Seltzer, Jack & Cola, and Jack, Honey & Lemonade offerings, all of which are made with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey. While the Jack & Cola and Jack, Honey & Lemonade cocktails are each canned at 7% abv, the 97-calorie Jack & Seltzer is at a slightly lower 5% abv. The new Jack Daniel’s Canned Cocktails are available across the U.S. at a retail price of $13 a 4-pack of 12-ounce cans.

What Does ‘Structure’ Mean in Wine?

It’s a complex concept that requires a pretty nuanced understanding of wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/01/wine-structure-balance-tannins/

 

How do you tell the difference between tannins and acidity in wine?

Understandably, it can be tricky to sort out what’s behind the way a wine feels in your mouth.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-do-you-tell-the-difference-between-tannins-and-acidity-in-wine

 

Legacy Winery Ponzi Vineyards Announces New AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

The TTB has announced the approval of the Laurelwood District AVA, the latest American Viticultural Area within Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

https://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/business/legacy-winery-ponzi-vineyards-announces-new-ava-in-oregon-s-willamette-valley/article_bae94186-e279-53d9-a811-5a230c8559e3.html

 

IDENTIFICATION OF ANTS IN LODI VINEYARDS

In California there are approximately 300 described ant species and of those species around 33 have been accidentally introduced

https://www.lodigrowers.com/identification_of_ants_in_lodi_vineyards/

 

Path to ballot cleared for question on beer, wine sales in MA

Massachusetts voters will get their say on a ballot question that would expand the ability of convenience stores to sell beer and wine, thanks to a May 26 decision by the state’s Supreme Judicial Court.

https://newenglandinhouse.com/2020/06/02/path-to-ballot-cleared-for-question-on-beer-wine-sales/

 

US drinkers continue to buy RTDs and Tequila

For the 12-week period between the 7 March and 23 May, total alcohol sales in the US off-trade rose 26.8%. Spirits led the growth at 35.8%, followed by wine at 30.8% and beer, flavored malt beverage (FMB) and cider at 21.6%.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/06/us-drinkers-continue-to-buy-rtds-and-tequila/

Thoughts on Memorializing Your Appreciation of Fine Wine

A memory wine is a wine harvested in the year of the birth of someone special, typically purchased at, or soon after, release and then stored away by the bestower until that date in the future when the recipient attains a landmark.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/thoughts-on-memorializing-your-appreciation-of-fine-wine/

Which wine goes best with your barbecue food?

Wine expert Kathryn McWhirter has been writing about food and wine matching for decades.

https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/06/which-wine-goes-best-with-your-barbecue/

22 Defining Moments in the History of Craft Beer

As the craft beer “trend” turned into a stable, profitable, and growing industry over the past 20 years, there have been plenty of defining moments.

https://vinepair.com/articles/18-most-defining-moments-craft-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c2540b1525-JUNE_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c2540b1525-38937345&mc_cid=c2540b1525&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

50 of the Most Eye-Rolling Wine Snob Moments

Sometimes the worst wine snob is so full of themselves they can see what they had for breakfast two days ago. And sometimes it comes from them having zero idea what they’re talking about.

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/50-of-the-most-eye-rolling-wine-snob-moments/?utm_campaign=wine-snobs-old-world-new-world-shirts&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

5 Spanish Cured Meats and What to Drink With Them

Styles and seasonings for “charcutería” vary by region, but here are five Spanish cured meats you should know — and what to drink with them.

https://vinepair.com/articles/spanish-cured-meats-drink-pairings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6e816619db-JUNE_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6e816619db-38937345&mc_cid=6e816619db&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

14 of the Best-Canned Cocktails for Summer 2020

Also known in the drinks business as ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages, canned cocktails have evolved in recent years to become one of the most diverse subcategories of drinks that can be enjoyed from portable packaging.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/14-best-canned-cocktails-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6e816619db-JUNE_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6e816619db-38937345&mc_cid=6e816619db&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Lawson’s

Vermont-based Lawson’s Finest Liquids has introduced Little Sip IPA. Billed as a younger cousin to Lawson’s flagship Sip of Sunshine IPA, Little Sip is 6.2% abv brew with a similar hop-forward character to Sip of Sunshine, but with a slightly lower alcohol content. It’s rolling out in four-packs of 16-ounce cans in Vermont beginning June 29. The Lawson’s range also includes Knockout Blonde, Above the Clouds Golden Ale, Hopzilla Double IPA, and Scrag Mountain Pils, among others.

 

Considering the 375 ml Format: The Case for the Alternative Packaging Size

Here is a modest proposal: wineries making expensive wines should consider making more 375 ml bottles this year for sampling purposes.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=231724

 

Robots armed with UV light fight grape mildew

Robots fitted with ultraviolet light lamps that roam vineyards at night are proving effective at killing powdery mildew, a devastating pathogen for many crops, including grapes.

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2020/06/robots-armed-uv-light-fight-grape-mildew

 

Fighting fakes | A guide to buying wine in China

There are different kinds of products, which range in offense from petty crime to severely criminal and harmful to people’s health.

http://www.grapewallofchina.com/2020/06/03/fighting-fakes-a-guide-to-buying-wine-in-china/

 

Quintessential Introduces an American “Super Tuscan” Wine

With the bold declaration on the label that this is an “American Super Tuscan Blend,” family owned-and-operated fine wine importer, marketer and sales company Quintessential is bringing a new Italian-inspired Napa Valley red wine to the trade under the Fratelli name.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=231691

How to pair wine with your favorite takeaway meals

While takeaway meals may not excite fellow wine enthusiasts as much as dining out, you can still successfully experiment with food and wine pairings from the comfort of your dining table or sofa.

https://www.wsetglobal.com/knowledge-centre/blog/2020/june/02/how-to-pair-wine-with-your-favourite-takeaway-meals

Beaujolais nouveau 2020 to be released earlier than normal

Beaujolais Nouveau wines will be able to leave wineries as early as October 5, 2020, one week earlier than usual

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-91808-Beaujolais-nouveau-2020-to-be-released-earlier-than-normal.htm

The problem with biodynamics: myths, quacks and pseudoscience

To convince others as to why they should take a more active position against aspects of biodynamics.

https://wordonthegrapevine.co.uk/biodynamic-viticulture-pseudoscience/

Five lessons wine teaches you about investing

An aspect of wine directly related to an investing concept.

https://www.wealthprofessional.ca/news/industry-news/five-lessons-wine-teaches-you-about-investing/330223

The Climate Phenomenon that Produces Wines with ‘Electric Acidity’

While many wine lovers know that big swings generally translate into fresh, lively bottlings, few know how it happens, or where crisp, electric wines are most frequently produced.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/04/wine-diurnal-range/

 

France to transform surplus wine into hand sanitizer

Wine sales and exports, particularly to the US, plunged at the height of the coronavirus crisis, leaving winemakers with millions of litres of unsold wine.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-06-france-surplus-wine-sanitiser.html

 

BIODYMAMICS KEY TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION SAYS BAROLO PRODUCER

With biodynamics, we get more balanced grapes, they are not green and unprepared, which means we can have an early harvest, and have ripe grapes

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/06/biodymamics-key-to-climate-change-mitigation-says-barolo-producer/

 

Six things the wine business is doing to cut costs and drum up business during the duration

It hasn’t been easy for wine producers, marketers, and PR types during the pandemic

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/six-things-the-wine-business-is-doing-to-cut-costs-and-drum-up-business-during-the-duration/

 

9 Things You Should Know About La Marca Prosecco

La Marca produces the two major types of Prosecco.

https://vinepair.com/articles/la-marca-prosecco-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2ccd51e58d-JUNE_5_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2ccd51e58d-38937345&mc_cid=2ccd51e58d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Simple Carbon Dioxide Is the Hottest New Ingredient in Modern Winemaking

Carbonic maceration is without a doubt one of the cooler phrases in winemaking.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/what-is-carbonic-maceration-wine-fermentation/

 

Nosecco? Wine Makers Fight Over Trademark for Non-Alcoholic Fizz

A French wine group is challenging a decision that its non-alcoholic Nosecco brand unlawfully evoked the protected Italian category Prosecco.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-05/nosecco-wine-makers-fight-over-trademark-for-non-alcoholic-fizz

 

What corks can reveal about the wine in your bottle

The cork tells some important details about the wine

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/what-corks-can-reveal-about-the-wine-in-your-bottle/2020/06/05/629d84c4-a66a-11ea-b473-04905b1af82b_story.html

Black Winemaker Launches ‘Love-Infused’ Wine After Loss Of Wife

With the creation of Longevity Wines — what he likes to call, “a love infused brand.”

https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/food-drinks/black-winemaker-launches-longevity/

 

Is Riedel Crystal Or Glass? The truth of Riedel Wine Glasses

The more costly series of Riedel, such as the Sommelier, Vitis, Vinum, Vinum Extreme, and Vinum XL and the Wine series are made of crystal.

https://advancedmixology.com/blogs/art-of-mixology/is-riedel-crystal-or-glass

 

How To Pair Beef Jerky With Beer And Wine

Some light on how to pair the proteins alongside your favorite adult beverages, namely: beer and wine.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradjaphe/2020/06/07/how-to-pair-beef-jerky-with-beer-and-wine/#22757d13ef4c

 

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS*

 

06-08-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What Kind of Glass Do You Serve Rosé Wine In?

Scientists find genetic link to alcohol misuse

 Which IPAs Should Be Considered ‘Modern Classics?

 

 

Mead All About It

Mead, as you might well know, is a fermented beverage made with honey.

https://chapelboro.com/town-square/now-beer-this-mead-all-about-it

 

The Science of Terpenes and Isoprenoids

Of all the aroma compounds found in wine, terpenes seem to get the most attention and study.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-terpenes-and-isoprenoids/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=88380593&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8wumLDbEF5f-F_RJX8A6bc3fBq5huXsAuXPKuLO9CpHIu3oXRKPmVvAc5XXV0-ITJspjoN3c1exg4BP2NHf3U5tddS6YXnWd1mruVn-IHigDeS4AQ&_hsmi=88444178

 

The Many Faces of the ‘Wine Mom’

A wine mom, alone, is someone who likes a drink to take the edge off of parenting, and who’s willing to poke fun at that fact

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/05/wine-moms-explained/612001/

 

The Best European Wine Regions You’ve Never Heard Of

In the 19th century, Serbia was one of the most important wine-making areas of the Austro-Hungarian empire

https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/wine/serbian-wine-country

 

The Best Podcast for Your Wine Personality Type

But like choosing a bottle to have with dinner, the range of wine podcasts can be daunting if you don’t know what you’re looking for

https://outwines.blog/2020/05/26/the-best-podcast-for-your-wine-personality-type/amp/

 

Mass. SJC Allows Beer, Wine Sale Ballot Question to Move Forward

The question would let local authorities issue licenses allowing food stores to sell beer and wine and be in addition to existing licenses issued for the sale of alcoholic beverages

Supporters of a ballot question that would let convenience stores and other food stores sell beer and wine won a key legal battle in Massachusetts’s highest court

The new licenses could be issued as soon as December if the question is approved. There would also be no limits on the number of licenses any one company could control after a phase-in period.

https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/mass-sjc-allows-beer-wine-sale-ballot-question-to-move-forward/2131271/

If approved by voters in 2020, would “do great harm to public safety and the alcohol beverages industry of Massachusetts.”

It would also reform the age verification process for buying alcohol, and impose requirements on the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission to maintain a certain number of inspectors.

https://www-telegram-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.telegram.com/news/20190917/package-store-owners-challenge-liquor-license-ballot-question?template=ampart

https://www.masspack.org/resources/Documents/1.%20Ballot%20Question_Cumberland%20Farms.pdf

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10 Things You Should Know About Aperol

As bar ingredients go, it’s both incredibly unique and fairly flexible

https://vinepair.com/articles/aperol-spritz-cocktail-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b55e627990-MAY_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b55e627990-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b55e627990-38937345&mc_cid=b55e627990&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Soviet Union Paid Pepsi With Vodka and Warships in Decades-Long Barter

Since rubles were not traded internationally, in exchange for Pepsi’s cola concentrate, the Soviet Union provided Stolichnaya vodka for exclusive distribution within the U.S.

https://vinepair.com/articles/soviet-union-pepsi-stoli-vodka/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b55e627990-MAY_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b55e627990-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b55e627990-38937345&mc_cid=b55e627990&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 OF THE WORLD’S LOWEST CALORIE WINES

While low-cal wines have no set industry standard, they are generally at least 15% lighter than the standard 120 to 130 calories found in a 150ml serving

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/10-of-the-worlds-lowest-calorie-wines/

The Science Behind the Main Wine Aromas, Explained

Some aromas in wine come from the grape itself and are the same compounds that occur elsewhere in nature.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/27/aromas-wine-describe-guide/

Natural Lambrusco Is Just the Beginning

But over the last two decades, not only has Lambrusco reclaimed its reputation as one of the world’s singular sparkling wines, but Emilia-Romagna has shown that its prowess with bubbly goes well beyond Lambrusco.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/natural-lambrusco-just-the-beginning-emilia-romagna-sparkling-wine/

Surprising Find Suggests Medieval Scotland Actually Land of Wine-Sipping Big-City Folk

A recent excavation has found a massive 6th-century settlement in Scotland—by far the largest of its kind—where urban inhabitants may have clinked glasses of imported Mediterranean vintages

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/new-finds-medieval-scotland-actually-land-of-wine-sipping-big-city-folk-archaeology-unfiltered

Schioppettino, the forgotten grape that sounds like it tastes: crackling!

Even though Schioppettino has a long history in Friuli-Venezia Giulia — the grape is mentioned in local documents as far back as the 13th century — by the 1960s, many thought it had gone extinct.

https://theitalianwinegirl.com/schioppettino-the-forgotten-grape-that-sounds-like-it-tastes-crackling/

 

Wine Tasting and Book Learning

There is little evidence that expert wine tasters have greater physiological capacities to taste than non-experts or novices. What they have is book learning and experience.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/05/27/wine-tasting-and-book-learning/

Scientists find genetic link to alcohol misuse

After analyzing the genes of more than 435,000 people, the team were able to identify 29 variants that were linked with alcohol misuse, 19 of which were previously unknown genetic risk factors.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/05/scientists-find-genetic-link-to-alcohol-misuse/

Wine And Chinese Food: 7 Delicious Pairings

Chinese cuisine is far from homogeneous. So it’s a challenge to find a wine that can manage the complexity of its flavors.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/wine-and-chinese-food-7-delicious-pairings/?utm_campaign=wine-and-chinese-food-food-pairing-wine-day-sale&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

We Asked 10 Brewers: Which IPAs Should Be Considered ‘Modern Classics?

With so many IPAs on the market, what constitutes a classic of the modern era? We asked brewers throughout the U.S. and U.K. what sticks out.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-modern-classic-ipas/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3bc3c00c9e-MAY_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3bc3c00c9e-38937345&mc_cid=3bc3c00c9e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

ROMAN MOSAIC UNEARTHED UNDER ITALIAN VINEYARD

There are not many vineyards in the world that can add Roman mosaic tiles to their soil composition list.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/roman-mosaic-unearthed-under-italian-vineyard/

Ingredient Labeling: A Winemaker Strikes Back

While the EU and foods in the United States have one set standard they must adhere to, wineries have potentially 50 different standards.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/05/ingredient-labeling-a-winemaker-strikes-back

Italian winemakers see trouble ahead

The Italian wine sector is under pressure on all fronts, with tourism and travel retail shuttered, exports falling and domestic consumption contracting due to the pandemic’s impact on the on trade.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/italian-winemakers-see-trouble-ahead

WHAT WINE GOES WITH LAMB?

Wine goes with lamb like the sun goes with springtime.

https://wine.net/what-wine-goes-with-lamb/

Wine scores rant: Top-notch cava gets 86 points, about the same as a crummy supermarket wine

Because wine scores are less than useless. They reflect the critic’s biases, and not the quality of the wine.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/wine-scores-rant-top-notch-cava-gets-86-points-about-the-same-as-a-crummy-supermarket-wine/

Peyton Manning Takes the Whiskey Field with Sweetens Cove

Sweetens Cove 13 year old Tennessee Straight bourbon, is the Handiwork of master distiller and blender Marianne Eaves, formerly of Woodford Reserve and Castle & Key.

https://www.whiskyadvocate.com/peyton-manning-sweetens-cove-bourbon-whiskey/

New Jim Beam App

Beam Suntory has updated the Jim Beam Augmented Reality App, now allowing users to share messages with friends and family that will play when a user scans the rosette on a bottle of Jim Beam White. For every custom message sent, Beam Suntory will donate $5 to the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation Relief Fund, up to $50,000.

A Doctor’s Tips On Choosing Healthier Wines

Wines can vary in terms of sugar content, calories, and alcohol content.

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/05/9839185/what-is-healthiest-wine-women

Boston based man ‘pours’ wine in the most unusual manner. Watch

Whether you are a wine connoisseur or not, we can guarantee that you probably haven’t seen anyone pour their drink like this before.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/it-s-viral/boston-based-man-pours-wine-in-the-most-unusual-manner-watch/story-zuefeZykUjfDcKfexRcNMO.html

13,000 bottles of ruined wine turned into sanitizer

Estelle Imports, a local distributor, ordered the wine and after five weeks in transit from Italy, it arrived ruined.

https://katu.com/news/coronavirus/13000-bottles-of-wine-frozen-in-transit-distributor-distillers-turn-it-into-sanitizer

What Kind of Glass Do You Serve Rosé Wine In?

Called “the people’s wine”, rosé is the easiest wine to drink without the nuances of drinking red wine.

https://advancedmixology.com/blogs/art-of-mixology/what-kind-of-glass-do-you-serve-rose-wine-in

Grab a Free Copy of the Wine Institute’s Wine Cocktail eBook

While deciding between a lovely glass of California wine and a fabulous cocktail may seem like a difficult choice, a new eBook shows that you can enjoy both—in the same glass.

http://www.visitcalifornia.com/now/grab-free-copy-wine-institute-wine-cocktail-ebook?utm_source=googlenews

AldiDiploma

If you’ve got a friend who loves talking wine, get them the Aldiploma. It’s been designed with our resident wine expert Sam Caporn to teach people all there is to know about their favourite drink, from the basics to the finer points. There are 6 FREE online modules to take.

https://www.aldi.co.uk/aldiploma

 

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What Our Wine Choices Say About Our State Of Mind During COVID-19

8 Things You Should Know About Deep Eddy Vodka

The 10 Best Drinks Movies of All Time (and What to Sip While Watching)

 

 

Europe Moves on Wine Ingredient Labeling

European wine producer trade groups have to list wine ingredients, however, industry divisions have emerged over which substances used to make wine should be defined as ingredients, and whether they should be listed on labels, or off-label via QR bar codes.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/05/europe-moves-on-wine-ingredient-labeling

 

10 WRONG THINGS YOU PROBABLY ASSUMED ABOUT NATURAL WINE

An unpretentious look at what makes natural wine so special.

https://www.maxim.com/food-drink/10-natural-wine-facts-wine-unfiltered-book

 

The Sense of Smelling

Wine professionals are always sniffing and sampling and perhaps that might also be the reason why they are more alert to their loss of smell during Covid-19.

https://www.heinonwine.com/blog/the-sense-of-smelling/

 

How Bourbon Saved Rebecca Ruth, a 100-Year-Old Candy Store and Kentucky Treasure

Other than a few brands going strong, bourbon’s best domestic story of the late 1980s was Rebecca Ruth candy maker, who was making bourbon candies and appealing to the American sweet tooth.

https://vinepair.com/articles/rebecca-ruth-bourbon-balls/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7028e5fcde-MAY_19_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7028e5fcde-38937345&mc_cid=7028e5fcde&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Return of Mateus Rosé

This column’s title is a bit misleading. Mateus Rosé never really went away, so how can it return?

https://wineeconomist.com/2020/05/19/mateus/

 

Move Over Malbec, There’s A New Grape In Town

Although Malbec and Argentina are intertwined in the minds of many wine lovers, it is not the only grape grown in this South American country.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/theworldwineguys/2020/05/18/move-over-malbec-theres-a-new-grape-in-town/#2cece80fcf04

 

The 20 Best Vodka Brands of 2020

The TTB officially defined vodka as “neutral spirits distilled or treated after distillation with charcoal or other materials so as to be without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color.”

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/20-best-vodka-brands-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=41751c3eef-MAY_20_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-41751c3eef-38937345&mc_cid=41751c3eef&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

‘Camp Cocktails’ Offers Approachable Yet Sophisticated Sips for Outdoor Enthusiasts

It totally makes sense that you might not want to compromise that when you’re out in the woods.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/camp-cocktails-emily-vikre-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=41751c3eef-MAY_20_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-41751c3eef-38937345&mc_cid=41751c3eef&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

US MILITARY OFFICIALS TRACKED WITH BEER RATINGS ON UNTAPPD

Untappd users log hundreds, often thousands of time-stamped location data points,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/us-military-officials-tracked-with-beer-ratings-on-untappd/

 

France Launches Official Natural Wine Certification. Does Anyone Really Want It?
There remains one problem. The term “natural” has no widely accepted definition in wine and, until this year, had no legal certification.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/19/natural-wine-definition-france/

 

The Booming Popularity of Instagram Live Wine Events

Of course, it’s not just wineries who are rushing to this platform. Pretty much everyone is hopping on the IG LIVE train from celebrities to chefs and musicians to regular folks just wanting to chat.

https://spitbucket.net/2020/05/19/the-booming-popularity-of-instagram-live-wine-events/

 

Rosé Water

Rosé Water, a canned beverage billed as a hybrid of rosé wine and sparkling water, has expanded to 15 states, including North Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts, South Carolina, California, and Illinois, among others. The 4.9%-abv entry is made from Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Cabernet Franc sourced from France’s Loire Valley, blended with sparkling water from the Austrian Alps. It retails at $13-$17 a six-pack of 8.5-ounce cans, which are also sold individually at about $3 a can. Each can has 69 calories. The Wilmington, North Carolina-based company is aiming to be present in 48 states by the end of the year.

 

Why are bees important in the vineyard?

There is a lot of existing research showing how bees help cover crops (and vice versa)

https://www.decanter.com/learn/why-are-bees-important-in-the-vineyard-438381/

Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Wines To Pair With BBQ And Grilled Foods

Father’s Day is often associated with distilled spirits, such as bourbon or cognac. But if your father really loves BBQ and grilled or smoked foods, there’s some wines perfect for everything from steaks to ribs.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alywalansky/2020/05/20/fathers-day-gift-guide-the-best-wines-to-pair-with-bbq-and-grilled-foods/#4c53f76ce21c

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO THE COMPLICATED WORLD OF NATURAL WINE

Whether you are enjoying a natural wine from an ancient Georgian vessel or a rather newer iteration of the fermented grape juice from Chile, you may be wondering what exactly constitutes wine being deemed as natural?

https://coveteur.com/2020/05/20/natural-wine-guide/

Take a Virtual Trip to California Wine Country with Zoom Backgrounds

Wine Institute is offering background photos for the Zoom video conference service that depict stunning vineyard and winery scenes across the Golden State.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/05/20/virtual-trip-california-wine-country-with-zoom-backgrounds

Would You Drink Wine from A Can? Here’s Why You Should Consider It

Not only are canned wines more convenient to transport, but they are also eco-friendly and recyclable.

https://www.cookist.com/would-you-drink-wine-from-a-can-heres-why-you-should-consider-it/

The 10 Best Drinks Movies of All Time (and What to Sip While Watching)

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that many of the best movies of all time include a heavy focus on imbibing, from ongoing thematic references to entire booze-soaked plots

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-drinks-movies/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=42e62d9d0a-MAY_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-42e62d9d0a-38937345&mc_cid=42e62d9d0a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

8 Things You Should Know About Deep Eddy Vodka

Like another super-chill Texan export we know, the Austin-based vodka brand seems to straddle the divide between craft/indie culture (local-ish ingredients, brand cohesion) and a more relaxed, everyday drinking vibe.

https://vinepair.com/articles/deep-eddy-vodka-lemon-grapefruit-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=42e62d9d0a-MAY_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-42e62d9d0a-38937345&mc_cid=42e62d9d0a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Can you Cook with Red Sparkling Wine?

Sparkling Wines for cooking can take a varied presence from using some during marination to splashing some in during the last phase of cooking.

https://glassofbubbly.com/can-you-cook-with-red-sparkling-wine/

Which is the best Sparkling Wine to go with Creamy Cheese?

It is very true that not all wines pair with all cheeses, there will be clashes as well as those which are match made in heaven pairings.

https://glassofbubbly.com/which-is-the-best-sparkling-wine-to-go-with-creamy-cheese/

All systems go for pink Prosecco

Prosecco DOC Rosé has now been enshrined in Italian law, meaning the trade can expect to see the first official ‘pink Proseccos’ hitting shelves in 2021.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/27163/All_systems_go_for_pink_Prosecco.html

 

New Stella

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced Stella Artois Solstice Lager, a new summer seasonal from the Belgian brand. The 4.5% abv lager has 105 calories per serving and is brewed with citrus essences for a crisp, summer-friendly beer. Initially launching in Phoenix next week, Stella Artois Solstice Lager will roll out nationally beginning June 8 in 6- and 12-packs of 12-ounce bottles through Labor Day.

 

 

How to taste wine when you’ve lost your senses

But now, loss of smell – and taste – are not only officially recognized by the World Health Organization as symptoms of the disease, but researchers also think that up to two-thirds of people who are infected by the coronavirus present with these symptoms.

https://www.afr.com/life-and-luxury/food-and-wine/how-to-taste-wine-when-you-ve-lost-your-senses-20200513-p54snu

 

How to Build Your Own Virtual Wine Tour on Google Earth

Stuck at home but armed with a Wi-Fi connection, we are still able to do a lot of virtual tours, even if it involves a lot more clicking than actual walking.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-online-wine-tours-google-earth/

 

What Our Wine Choices Say About Our State Of Mind During COVID-19

What do your wine selections say about your state of mind?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/05/22/what-our-wine-choices-say-about-our-state-of-mind-during-covid-19/#630201621d7b

 

Yes, you should stick your nose in the wine glass before you taste it. Here’s why.

Smelling your wine, or “nosing” it as some wine lovers say, is an important part of the tasting ritual.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/yes-you-should-stick-your-nose-in-the-wine-glass-before-you-taste-it-heres-why/2020/05/22/f211607e-99bf-11ea-a282-386f56d579e6_story.html

 

Ingredient Labeling May Soon Show Up On Your Favorite Wine

The only ingredient TTB now mandates to appear on a domestic or imported wine is added sulfites

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2020/05/22/ingredient-labeling-may-soon-show-up-on-your-favorite-wine/#175ed5cf654c

 

Wine: supermarket special offers aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be

You need also to be cautious about “special offers”, which may not be quite as good as they look

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/may/22/wine-supermarket-special-offers-dont-always-mean-savings-fiona-beckett

 

What are wine tasters trying to communicate when they describe “texture”?

Describing wine’s flavors can be difficult. Describing its texture might be even more challenging

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-are-wine-tasters-trying-to-communicate-when-they-describe-texture

 

6 Women-Led Wine Startups You Need to Know

Here are six women-led wine startups that you need to know (and are sommelier-approved!).

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/women-entrepreneurs-wine-startup-companies

 

 

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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May 31, 2020

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