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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-15-18

January 15, 2018

 

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

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

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

More On Tap Newsletter Updates

Get Notified As Son As Specials And Events Are Added

Sign Up Here

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 9:30am, 12:30PM and 6:30PM

And

Saturdays Starting at 8am

 

Listen On Soundcloud

 

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Introducing Physical Web Technology

The Physical Web uses beacon technology to communicate to your phone.

Two ways your can explore this with us:

1.     Walk into the store and get current specials, our custom tasting notes and drink recommendations.

2.     Attend a education/tasting in our wine room and get product information, pricing and food pairings

Stop in and try and be rewarded with a special gift for using.

 

Take a Look

 

We Are On Pointy

Browse Our Product List

 

More Technology

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

 

Upcoming Events

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Our Education Schedule

 

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 600 Club Members!

How To attend and join

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 

Watch For Our Upcoming TV Show!

Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School (First In MA)

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

New Card Back 2016

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Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-08-18

January 8, 2018

 

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

01-08-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Oak Island… and wine?

How to Use Your Favorite Wine to Find the Perfect Tea

You Should Be Aging Your White Wine

 

  AND MORE!

Mass. alcohol laws need massive rewrite, task force concludes

The price of beer, wine, and liquor in Massachusetts would increase, but unpopular restrictions on the sale of alcohol would go away, under a radical proposed overhaul of the state’s byzantine booze laws that’s expected to be unveiled by a government-appointed task force .

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/12/27/mass-alcohol-laws-need-massive-rewrite-task-force-concludes/0bsGyUegwXjF991pu7UVpK/amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

 

The Mystery of the Missing Wine Faults

Wine faults exist in the real world, but how come they never make it into reviews?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/12/the-mystery-of-the-missing-wine-faults

 

How to Make the Most of a Trip to Wine Country

Wine producing regions such as Tuscany and Napa Valley already make for enjoyable vacation destinations, but with a little planning you can get even more from your trip.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/travel/how-to-make-the-most-of-a-trip-to-wine-country.html

 

For Those Who Experience Adverse Reactions to a Glass of Wine

Let’s analyze what can cause these reactions and how you may prevent them, or at least make them more tolerable.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/for-those-who-experience-adverse-reactions-to-a-glass-of-wine/

 

You Should Be Aging Your White Wine

There are a lot of us missing out on the exquisite experience of opening a structured white that’s been hanging around for a while.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/12/you-should-be-aging-your-white-wine.html

 

How to Use Your Favorite Wine to Find the Perfect Tea

Like wine, tea has varying levels of tannins and fruitiness. Whether a fan of bold Shiraz or more delicate white wines, the perfect leaves are out there.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/12/27/favorite-wine-perfect-tea/

 

Why Are Liquor Laws In New Hampshire So Weird?

Whether you buy, drink, or do business in the Granite State, liquor plays a significant role in the culture and the economy.

http://nhpr.org/post/why-are-liquor-laws-new-hampshire-so-weird#stream/0

 

Vermont Wants To Crack Down On Bootleggers Bringing Cheaper Liquor From New Hampshire

Prohibition might have been repealed in 1933, but modern-day bootleggers are still sidestepping state liquor laws. Now Vermont officials want heavier penalties for people trafficking booze from neighboring New Hampshire.

Whiskey with natural ice on a oak table.

http://digital.vpr.net/post/vermont-wants-crack-down-bootleggers-bringing-cheaper-liquor-new-hampshire#stream/0

 

Stop Saying These 12 Things About Wine

Sooner or later in your wine journey, you’re going to come across, shall we say, certain people: certain people who say certain things.

http://winefolly.com/update/stop-saying-12-things-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=1843086c99-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-1843086c99-62472929&mc_cid=1843086c99&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

GUIDE TO LEMBERGER

Believed to have been around since the Middle Ages, the grape also doesn’t have a typical style. It can broadly be cast into two categories: that redolent of a Pinot Noir, or that similar to a bold Zinfandel.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/guide-to-lemberger/?rs_oid_rd=128458178162582&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thurday-12-28-17#.WkeVwK2ZN8c

 

Size (And Sound) Matters When It Comes To Bubbles In Your Sparkling Wine

Oenophiles have debated the most desirable characteristics of bubbles in champagne and sparkling wines for centuries, with most purists swearing that the smaller the bubble, the better the wine. But up until recently, few thought to listen to the bubbles themselves for answers.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/12/28/573855931/size-and-sound-matters-when-it-comes-to-bubbles-in-your-sparkling-wine

 

 

How To Break A Wine Glass With Just Your Voice

If you ever feel the need to break a wine glass but don’t really want to go through with actually smashing it to the ground

http://mashable.com/2017/12/28/break-a-wine-glass-with-your-voice/#ehtzFbsPCaq4

Pairing Wine with Pomegranates

The red and juicy, tart seeds of pomegranates can be used as a surprising substitute for lemon juice. They also pair with a wide variety of wines.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/12/28/pomegranates-wine-pairing/

The 12 best wine bargains of 2017 are cheap without tasting like it

With all the wines on the shelves vying for your attention when you walk into a wine store. how do you choose which one to take home for dinner? A catchy name or pretty label stands out. A heavy bottle looks and feels important. But you wouldn’t be wrong to wonder whether the money you shell out for that wine might be paying for that designer label or studly bottle, rather than the juice inside.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/these-12-wines-are-the-best-bargains-of-2017-theyre-cheap-without-tasting-like-it/2017/12/27/2c42fee0-eb1e-11e7-9f92-10a2203f6c8d_story.html?utm_term=.59b532576807

FIVE WINTER CHEESES (AND THE WINE TO PAIR THEM WITH)

Winter is the perfect time to enjoy cheese that is rich and buttery, fruity, hard and well-aged, rather than the light, airy varieties better matched to warmer days.

https://www.mrporter.com/daily/five-winter-cheeses-and-the-wine-to-pair-them-with/2927

Uber-style app offers designated driver for your own car

One app called DRYVER targets people who don’t want to leave their car in a parking lot overnight and have to find a ride to pick it up the next morning.

http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/uber-style-app-offers-designated-driver-for-your-own-car/503118251?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ff880a09e2-The+Daily+Brew%3A+December+29%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ff880a09e2-36686829

CRAFT BREWERS PREDICT THE BIGGEST BEER TRENDS FOR 2018

With 83 percent of drinking-age Americans now living within 10 miles of a brewery—another statistic per the Brewer Association’s annual Craft Beer in Review report—the most important question stateside beer lovers will have to face in 2018 might be: Uber or Lyft?

https://vinepair.com/articles/craft-beer-trends-2018/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ff880a09e2-The+Daily+Brew%3A+December+29%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ff880a09e2-36686829

A Toast to the Wine Producers of the Tennessee River Valley- Growing a New Economy for Appalachia

The Tennessee River Valley is home to multiple award winning wineries that are primarily small family owned start-ups investing in the wine and cider industry. The Tennessee River Valley Council toasts the impact of the vintners who are providing measurable benefits in revitalizing the economies of rural Appalachian communities and are conserving the cultural heritage of the region

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/12/prweb15044853.htm

Assessing the Impact of Wine List Awards

Guildsomm’s Kelli White weighs the benefits, from recognition to improved bottom lines

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/assessing-the-impact-of-wine-list-awards/

Bubbles beyond Champagne: 10 sparkling wine regions

Pop, sigh, fizz. The stats are in: Americans love bubbles, having embraced them not only for celebrations but as a year-round drink. Last year, for example, sparkling wine sales in the U.S. grew by 25%

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/food-and-wine/2017/12/29/sparkling-wine-regions-beyond-champagne/983958001/

How To Read A German Wine Label

Although sommeliers are well-versed in nearly every wine style imaginable, some still struggle with one wine in particular: German Riesling.

http://blog.vinfolio.com/2017/12/29/read-german-wine-label/

ZINFANDEL VINEYARDS

Zinfandel has prospered in California for over 150 years. Zinfandel vines are hearty and thrive in warm, mild climates, as the grapes will shrivel in hot weather

http://www.zinfandelic.com/california-zinfandel-vineyards.php

Boxed vs. bottled wine: What’s the difference

Just as you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, maybe you shouldn’t judge a wine by its packaging.

Boxed wine carries a stigma that it is inferior to its bottled counterparts.

https://www.click2houston.com/consumer/boxed-vs-bottled-wine-whats-the-difference

 

Oak Island… and wine?

A tale of mystery, buried treasure and, of course, very good wine!

https://www.timminstoday.com/local-news/oak-island-and-wine-801105

Everything You Love About Red Wine Is Now Available In Hair Products

beauty brand HASK is releasing a full line of wine-inspired hair products

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/12/185753/beauty-wine-lover-products

HERE’S THE BEST WAY TO OPEN CHAMPAGNE

Stay calm and read this article. It’s actually pretty easy.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/how-to-open-champagne

New way to identify wine will protect Australian growers from overseas fraud, scientists say

Scientists from the CSIRO and the Australian Wine Research Institute have been developing new techniques to pinpoint exactly where a wine is from.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-02/scientists-developing-new-techniques-to-detect-wine-fraud/9298186

‘Skinny’ wines cut calories, but not by much

If you’re a calorie-conscious wine lover, you’ve probably stumbled upon “skinny” wines. They claim to provide the same delicious beverage without all those pesky calories. But are the calorie savings worth the compromise?

http://abc13.com/food/are-low-calorie-wines-worth-it-when-it-comes-to-dieting/2847767/

Foods flavored with hops

We know the flavoring power that h. Lupulus has when added to beer, but these potent cones can also kick up non-brewed food and beverages.

http://draftmag.com/trending-foods-flavored-with-hops/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=2cb8fcd4ba-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+2%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-2cb8fcd4ba-36686829

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

More On Tap Newsletter Updates

Get Notified As Son As Specials And Events Are Added

Sign Up Here

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 9:30am, 12:30PM and 6:30PM

And

Saturdays Starting at 8am

 

Listen On Soundcloud

 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

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Get updated On Liquor Industry News, Events, Sales And More!

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Liquor Special

Liquor Sale Items

 

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Wine Special

Wine Sale Items

 

Beer

Beer Special

Beer Sale Items

 

Beer Keg Information Page

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Introducing Physical Web Technology

The Physical Web uses beacon technology to communicate to your phone.

Two ways your can explore this with us:

1.     Walk into the store and get current specials, our custom tasting notes and drink recommendations.

2.     Attend a education/tasting in our wine room and get product information, pricing and food pairings

Stop in and try and be rewarded with a special gift for using.

 

Take a Look

 

We Are On Pointy

Browse Our Product List

 

More Technology

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

 

Our Education Schedule

 

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 590 Club Members!

How To attend and join

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 

Watch For Our Upcoming TV Show!

Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School (First In MA)

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

New Card Back 2016

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Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

Liquor Industry News/Links 01-01-18

January 1, 2018

 

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

01-01-2018

Happy New Year!

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

How to Pair Beer With Chinese Food

 

Champagne vs. sparkling wine: Everything you need to know

 

The top 25 beers of 2017

 

  AND MORE!

 

Wine Labels: What They Tell Us & What They Don’t

If you’ve taken a stroll through the wine aisle of your local store recently, you know just how daunting it can feel to pick a good bottle.

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/12/19/wine-labels-what-they-tell-us-what-they-dont/

Why Do We Toast With Champagne On New Year’s Eve? Here’s How The Tradition Started

A tradition that technically dates back over 1,500 years, although it really started to become popular only a few centuries ago.

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/why-do-we-toast-with-champagne-on-new-years-eve-heres-how-the-tradition-started-7628689

 

Are reduced-calorie wines worth it?

Depending on the variety, reduced-calorie wines have about 15% to 30% fewer calories than regular wine.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/21/health/reduced-calorie-wine-food-drayer/index.html

 

It’s a hard rock life for wine in granite tanks

A Marlborough wine company believes it is the first in New Zealand to use granite wine tanks, a fitting tribute to the stonemason heritage of its founding family.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/99884808/its-a-hard-rock-life-for-wine-in-granite-tanks

Sample sizes, and the supposed wine differences between women and men

We have seen a number of web discussions this year about the ostensible differences between males and females when it comes to sensory perception, particularly the tasting of wine

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2017/12/sample-sizes-and-supposed-wine.html

BOURBON BARREL-AGED WINE IS A GIMMICK BORN OUT OF NECESSITY

Bourbon barrel-aged wine has boomed since its introduction in 2014. Recently, California-based wineries such as Robert Mondavi, Fetzer Vineyards, and Apothic Wines have joined the trend.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/bourbon-barrel-wine/

Why Slovenian wines — which rival the ones from Italy and France — have long been overlooked

You’re heading to a dinner party and stop at the liquor store to pick up some wine. There’s a bottle from Italy and a bottle from Slovenia on the shelf — which one do you choose?

https://mic.com/articles/186823/why-slovenian-wines-which-rival-the-ones-from-italy-and-france-have-long-been-overlooked#.qBGq0NO5k

 

The Busy Wine Lover’s Guide to Louis Jadot

Maison Louis Jadot was founded in 1859 as a negociant house; acquisitions of famed Burgundy vineyards such as Corton Charlemagne and Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles took place under the direction of Louis Jean Baptiste Jadot after 1900

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/12/the-busy-wine-lover-s-guide-to-louis-jadot

 

2018 CRAFT BEER PREDICTIONS

2018 will be another year of huge beer news, that some will find shocking

https://thefullpint.com/dans-blog/2018-craft-beer-predictions/

Canadians Consume Almost as Much Weed as Wine, Report Shows

Canadians consumed as much as C$6.2 billion ($4.8 billion) of marijuana in 2015, almost as much as they spent on wine,

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-18/marijuana-use-may-have-hit-c-6-2-bln-before-canada-legalization

How to handle a faulty cage on a bottle of sparkling wine?

As any wine pro should be able to tell you, it takes six turns to remove the cage from a bottle of sparkling wine. But occasionally (rarely though it does happen), the wire will break before the cage can be removed.

https://dobianchi.com/2017/12/18/champagne-cork-danger-risk/

“Welch’s Grape Jelly with Alcohol”: How Trump’s Horrific Wine Became the Ultimate Metaphor for His Presidency

After the deadly Charlottesville riots, Donald Trump responded by . . . plugging his family winery in Virginia. Aided by an expert oenophile, the author takes the bait—and tastes the pain.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12/donald-trump-wines/amp?__twitter_impression=true

HOW TO IMPRESS YOUR WINE NERD IN-LAWS OVER THE HOLIDAYS

Now, on to a common holiday headache: Your sister’s new husband (or insert any family member here) is quite the wine connoisseur and he’ll be in attendance

https://www.thebacklabel.com/how-to-impress-your-wine-nerd-in-laws-over-the-holidays/?rs_oid_rd=117454471950230&utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-12-19-17#.WkKZoa2ZOT8

We’re not buying enough Washington wine

For the record, Washington has less than 25 percent market share. That means that for every case of wine purchased in the state, nine bottles are from California, France, Italy and Australia.

http://www.winepressnw.com/2017/12/18/4156350_were-not-buying-enough-washington.html?rh=1

ALPHABET SOUP: DECODING APPELLATION ACRONYMS FROM 10 MAJOR WINE COUNTRIES

Ever look at a few wine labels and find your eyes swimming in what looks like code? You’re not the only one.

https://vinepair.com/articles/appellations-wine-labels/

What is “Authentic” Wine?

For a time, “authentic” wine meant there was a human being that I knew who owned the winery; wines that were made in relatively small quantities

http://damewine.com/2017/12/what-is-authentic-wine/

How New Hampshire’s Liquor Stores Became Must-Visit Travel Destinations

In addition to the stores’ tax-free status and mammoth inventories, New Hampshire has invested in an advertising pilot program, public relations, and education outreach efforts. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) even hosts an annual Distillery Showcase spirits tasting, along with ancillary events like a splashy dinner featuring a flight of Pappy Van Winkle bourbons and (new this year) a Bourbon & Chocolate pairing experience.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-new-hampshires-liquor-stores-became-must-visit-travel-destinations/

 

The Pop Culture “Wine Mom” Is Hilarious, Relatable — and a Giant Red Flag

Although the ritual of a nightly glass of wine isn’t in itself automatically detrimental, it does speak to a broader issue: Drinking among moms is increasing, and joking about it undermines the problem.

https://www.brit.co/wine-mom-culture/

 

Danica Patrick on Racing Cars and Making Wine

NASCAR superstar and winery owner Danica Patrick talks about how producing an exceptional bottle of wine and succeeding at racing cars are not so different.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/12/19/danica-patrick/

 

An Olympic Swimmer Dives Into Her Own Wine Business

Natalie Coughlin talks with Food & Wine about her new wine label and the inspiration behind her upcoming cookbook.

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/natalie-coughlin-wine-gaderian

 

Digital Wine Aerator Connects Restaurants with Wines of the World

Aveine’s Patent Technology Instantly Decants Any Wine for an Optimal Tasting Experience

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/12/19/digital-wine-aerator-restaurants

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US distillery ordered to close over name change

A distillery in the US state of Vermont has been reportedly forced to close due to an issue with its name change.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/us-distillery-ordered-to-close-over-name-change/

TOP 10 CELEBRITY DRINKS LAUNCHES OF 2017

The success of their wine and spirits ventures don’t always reach the same lofty heights as their all-star careers, but that hasn’t stopped another slew of famous faces from launching a drinks brand in 2017.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/top-10-celebrity-drinks-launches-of-2017/

Can You Cure a Hangover with Exercise?

Here’s What I Learned got drunk and went to the gym hungover — in the name of science.

https://www.inverse.com/article/39594-hangover-cure-exercises-science

Will Consumers Pay More for Sustainably Certified Wine?

A 2017 survey conducted at Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute with 301 wine consumers illustrates a willingness to pay several dollars more per bottle for “green” certified wines.

https://lizthachmw.com/2017/12/20/will-consumers-pay-more-for-sustainably-certified-wine/

What You’re like on Coffee, Wine, and Cannabis

A funny, but realistic, look at the mental effects of 3 of the world’s most talked about substances.

http://winefolly.com/update/coffee-vs-wine-vs-cannabis/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=671e9b728f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-671e9b728f-62472929&mc_cid=671e9b728f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Cognac industry creates food pairing app

The Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) has partnered with chefs and sommeliers to develop a first-of-its-kind Cognac and food pairing app.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/cognac-industry-creates-food-pairing-app/

Diageo launches cocktail-making skill for Amazon’s Alexa

Diageo is hoping to inspire a new wave of at-home bartenders with the launch of its Amazon Alexa voice-activated cocktail-making skill.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/diageo-launches-cocktail-making-skill-for-amazons-alexa/

 

EU COURT SAYS ALDI CAN KEEP ITS ‘CHAMPAGNE SORBET’

A five-year battle over a Champagne sorbet has finally been settled, with the European Court of Justice ruling in favour of Aldi after the Comité Champagne tried to ban the supermarket from using the term ‘Champagner’ on its label.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/eu-court-says-aldi-can-keep-its-champagne-sorbet/

 

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Sleep?

From increased drowsiness to disrupted REM cycles, here’s what happens when you booze before you snooze

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/How-Does-Alcohol-Affect-Your-Sleep

Wine tasting visitors choose location, experience first

The largest percentage of survey respondents, 41 percent, ranked social media as the place where they first learn about a new winery tasting experience. Additionally, 56 percent said that when they see information about an unfamiliar wine tasting experience in their social media newsfeed, they are “likely” or “very likely” to click on the post to get more information.

http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/industrynews/wineindustry/7789206-181/wine-tasting-visitors-choose-location?artslide=0

 

Guess Which Beer Is No Longer a Top 3 Brand in the U.S.

Changing consumer preferences dethrone this megabrewer’s beer.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/12/21/guess-which-beer-is-no-longer-a-top-3-brand-in-the.aspx

 

The top 25 beers of 2017

Looking back on the new or newly-packaged beers of the year, we found these 25 to stand out as the most interesting, innovative and well-executed of the field.

http://draftmag.com/the-top-25-beers-of-2017/

 

Serve Wine And Cheese Like A Pro With This Expert Cheat Sheet

From prosecco to pinot noir, Gouda to goat’s cheese — there’s nothing better than a host or hostess who can deliver next-level entertaining with a great array of choices for every palate, occasion, and budget. All it takes is a little planning (and our expert cheat sheet, below) to curate your platters like a true sophisticate.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/12/21/wine-and-cheese_a_23313441/

 

How Wine is Closed Shouldn’t Be A Guessing Game

Presently, about 70 percent of the wine bottles consumed by drinkers in the United States are closed with a natural cork. If consumers knew the environmental impact of the cork forests and understood that over the past few years North America has recycled over 70 million corks each year which are then used to make flooring, insulation, yoga blocks, and even shoes, they may be more insistent on buying wine closed with natural cork.

https://foodtank.com/news/2017/12/sustainable-wine-natural-cork/

 

Millennials consume almost half of all wine in the U.S.

According to the study, millennials “drink 32 percent of spirits,” “35 percent of the beer,” and “42 percent of the wine” in the U.S., even though millennials comprise only one-quarter of adults over 21 in the U.S.

https://www.dailydot.com/irl/millennials-study-wine-us/

 

7 Reasons Why Wine on Tap is the Future of Drinking

How wine on tap can make your business more efficient while boosting the bottom line

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/7-reasons-why-wine-on-tap-is-the-future-of-drinking/

Read this before you drink wine from a can

As Americans, we are used to drinking soda, beer, sparkling water, even hard cider from cans. In emergencies, when you need to slake your thirst, fine. But please, if you want to enjoy your wine, pour it into a glass. Or at least a plastic cup when you’ve hiked up a mountain and want to have a celebratory toast before staggering back down.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/read-this-before-you-drink-wine-from-a-can/2017/12/21/12bc4070-e5d4-11e7-833f-155031558ff4_story.html?utm_term=.312796c6f5fe

Champagne vs. sparkling wine: Everything you need to know

Champagne and sparkling wines (there is a difference) are no longer relegated to holidays, anniversaries and weddings; Americans are increasing their consumption of bubbles year-round. That said, 20 percent of all sales of sparkling wine and champagne occur in the last four weeks of the year

http://abcnews.go.com/US/champagne-sparkling-wine/story?id=51882636

China’s Wine Glass is Half-Empty

Chinese businesses have been keen to take a sip of this success, producing a total of 11.37 million hectoliters (a hectoliter is 100 liters) of wine in 2016, according to data cited by wineinfo.com, a Chinese wine industry news portal. This makes China one of the world’s top 10 wine-producing countries by volume.

https://www.caixinglobal.com/2017-12-22/chinas-wine-glass-is-half-empty-101188542.html

 

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10 things you didn’t know about Prosecco

Apart from the fact it hails from northern Italy, we had to be honest in saying that we knew not that much.

http://www.vogue.com.au/vogue+living/entertaining/10+prosecco+facts+what+is+proseccor+,45281

 

One thing you didn’t know your Amazon Echo could do

Order dinner and pair a great wine

Alexa also orders dinner for your human family from skills like GrubHub, Amazon Restaurants, Domino’s, and Pizza Hut. Add in the MySomm skill and it turns Alexa into Wine Gal, your personal wine sommelier that can give you wine recommendations for your meals. Enable the skill through the app or online and then say, “Alexa, ask Wine Gal to recommend a wine for pumpkin pie

Getting to Know Cava’s New Category

Spain’s budget-friendly designation gets a luxury upgrade with super-premium sparklers

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/getting-to-know-cavas-new-category/

It’s What’s in the Bottle That Counts … Or Is It?

The Role of Texture in Wine Packaging

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/05/24/texture-wine-packaging

 

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You Can Now Drink Krispy Kreme Donut Beer

There are glazed and cream-filled versions.

http://www.delish.com/food-news/news/a57086/krispy-kreme-donut-beer/

Masi are masters at making wine

The Boscaini family, that owns Masi and has done so since 1772, can now say that they export their sumptuous and robust wines to 120 countries

http://www.royalgazette.com/lifestyle/article/20171207/masi-are-masters-at-making-wine

Apps are the way to go to sell South African wine

Independent wine stores, which were more likely to stock our wines, are also in trouble. The landscape is changing. Wine is being sold direct to the consumer via a screen, no longer being hand sold.

https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/apps-are-the-way-to-go-to-sell-sa-wine-12312783

The ‘World Wine Guys’ give tips on holiday wine pairings

The holidays are here and for some, that means lots of wine. But how do you know which wine goes with what?

http://abc7news.com/food/the-world-wine-guys-give-tips-on-holiday-wine-pairings-/2754024/

SPARKLING WINE FOOD PAIRINGS

t’s time to chill some bottles and get your flutes ready. Whether you’re entertaining guests, celebrating special occasions, or simply relaxing at home with loved ones, sparkling wine is always a good idea.

https://www.thelittleepicurean.com/2017/12/sparkling-wine-food-pairing.html

Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails

simple 5-ingredient beverage made in less than 5 minutes. It requires only red wine, cran-apple juice, orange juice, ginger beer (or strong ginger ale) and vanilla extract.

https://www.aspicyperspective.com/holiday-wine-punch-cocktails/

Move over bottles, wine in cans capturing the millennial demand

Wine in cans on an annual basis increased to $14.5 million in 2016 from $6.4 million in 2015.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/7707118-181/move-over-bottles-wine-in?artslide=0

Calling time on the Champagne flute

All good things come to an end. In the 1980s, the Champenois called time on the saucer-shaped coupe erroneously said to have been modeled on Marie Antoinette’s breast. Now they have decreed that the Champagne flute has to go. They want to reduce the world’s most famous wine’s association with celebration and move it into the all-kinds-of-occasions category. And since the flute signals ‘special occasion’ like nothing else, it needs to be replaced.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/calling-time-champagne-flute

SAMUEL ADAMS NAMED OFFICIAL BEER OF BOSTON RED SOX

Visitors to Boston’s storied Fenway Park will start to see the multi-year partnership come to life as soon as January 2018.

https://thefullpint.com/beer-news/samuel-adams-named-official-beer-boston-red-sox/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=b32aeb1473-The+Daily+Brew%3A+December+12%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-b32aeb1473-36686829

Here’s Every State’s Most-Sought After Beer

Washington, D.C. is into some predictably fancy stuff. What about the rest of the country?

https://www.menshealth.com/guy-wisdom/beer-maps-according-to-google-searches-favorite-beer-every-state?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=b32aeb1473-The+Daily+Brew%3A+December+12%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-b32aeb1473-36686829

This startup figured out how to make wine that’s naturally blue — here’s how they do it

Spanish startup Gik Live! make wine that’s naturally neon blue. They extract a pigment from the skin of the red grape (called anthocyanin) which gives the neon blue hue.

http://www.businessinsider.com/spanish-startup-gik-live-make-naturally-neon-blue-wine-2017-12

Here’s what you need to know about champagne (and other sparkling wines) before you buy

All that sparkles is not champagne. You may be forgiven for passing off a cheaper fizz as champagne at your holiday party — I, for one, will not reject your hospitality. And there are some sparkling wines from around the world that reach champagne levels in quality.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-champagne-and-other-sparkling-wines-before-you-buy/2017/12/07/2add1ca0-db71-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html?utm_term=.5bb3d1389516

John Legend’s Wine Is All About Love

Legend created the brand with Napa-based Raymond Vineyards, which belongs to the Boisset Collection.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/john-legend-wine-lve

How to order wine like a pro at an Italian restaurant

If you are used to drinking American West Coast wines, Italian wine varietals might be a new game for you. With so many varietals offered, it can also be overwhelming.

http://www.mlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2017/12/everything_you_need_to_know_ab.html

Wine Color – Complete Visual Guide

Your complete and detailed infographic guide and explanations to the color of wine.

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/12/08/wine-color-complete-visual-guide/#prettyPhoto

THESE CHEESES ARE MADE WITH ALCOHOL AND YOU NEED TO TRY THEM RIGHT NOW

You know that old saying, “have your champagne and eat it, too?” No? Well, get familiar with it, because we have a groundbreaking round up of cheeses that are made with booze, inspired by a certain pink Prosecco cheese that you’ve probably seen all over the Internet.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/these-cheeses-are-made-with-alcohol-and-you-need-to-try-them-right-now/?rs_oid_rd=106141528092566&utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-12-10-17#.WjBBAK2ZOSM

Lady Gaga Getting Ready to Uncork Some New Wines Inspired By Family Eatery

Reps for Gaga filed documents to lock up the rights for “Joanne Trattoria Vino Blanco” and “Joanne Trattoria Vino Rossa,” which is Italian for white/red wine.

https://theblast.com/lady-gaga-joanne-trattoria-wine-red-white/

Beware Of This “Secret Wine Bottle Exchange” Scam

Beware an online gift exchange scheme called the secret wine bottle exchange where users are met with a claim that if you buy a $15 bottle of wine and send it to a “secret wine lover” you can get anywhere from six to 36 bottles of wine in exchange. Sound too good to be true? It is

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/12/184575/secret-wine-bottle-exchange-scam

How To Fix Wine Stained Lips After A Glass Of Red Wine

It’s a situation that can be as unsightly as it is embarrassing: You’ve enjoyed a few glasses of a good Merlot and it shows all over your lips and teeth.

https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/life-stages/adult-oral-care/how-to-fix-wine-stained-lips-1116

Cannabis-Infused Wine Is On The Market

This is real… now there’s a new ‘Green Wine’ called Canna Vine that is infused with cannabis.

https://zenpype.com/cannabis-infused-wine-is-on-the-market/

 

BEYONCÉ SHUTS DOWN ‘BIERYONCE’ BEER

A New York brewery has halted production of its Beyoncé-inspired German pilsner ‘Bieryonce’ after receiving a cease and desist letter from the superstar’s lawyers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/beyonce-shuts-down-bieryonce-beer/

 

Whisky proven to kill ice bacteria

A new scientific study has found that whisky kills more bacteria in restaurant ice than vodka, tonic water or cola.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/whisky-proven-to-kill-ice-bacteria/

 

Getting to Know Chasselas

Widely grown but little known, Switzerland’s champion white grape is starting to attract the attention of wine enthusiasts outside its homeland

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/getting-to-know-chasselas/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=59286180&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8ivSwbzFViJilt6QxcWGFIJ39YcM-5f6lvXP_q9QGTex-EtBsg2l6hq430BwIoCEbauD5mxyBCBpBb-jPZM2e06Gi6W49VCay47etdEodkynh5j5o&_hsmi=59286425

 

Chocolate Dipped Bottles of Wine!

Looking for the ultimate and unique gift this year?

How about a Chocolate Dipped Bottle of Wine?

http://www.myfavoritesweetshoppe.com/chocolate-dipped-bottles-of-wine.php

 

Major alleged fake Bordeaux investigation causes stir in Bordeaux

According to French publication Vitisphere, however, 700 hl of Languedoc wine was transformed into Pomerol; 600 hl into Margaux; 350 hl into Pauillac and a further 100 hl into Saint-Julien wine, between 2012 and 2014.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/22806/Major_alleged_fake_Bordeaux_investigation_causes_stir_in_Bordeaux.html

 

HOW WINEMAKERS ARE CONQUERING THE VINTAGE CHART

Do you like to feel mystified, intimidated, inadequate? Then walk this way! I have a vintage chart to show you.

https://vinepair.com/articles/86-the-83/

 

How Technology Is Affecting What And How You Drink.

Some of the interesting new technologies that affect the drinks many of us start and occasionally and responsibility end our days with: coffee, wine and water.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/capitalone/2017/12/12/fancy-a-cup-how-technology-is-affecting-what-and-how-you-drink/#1c8ce96f787e

 

5 great reasons to explore Armenian wines

There is a great energy in Armenia, with new wineries, wine bars, and wine shops popping up everywhere, many of them owned by Armenians who, returning from abroad, are investing heavily in the renaissance,

http://www.panarmenian.net/eng/news/249877/

 

Calif craft beer sets new record, grows 14% to 900 breweries

 

Amarone Wine Turns Raisins Into Gold

Amarone wine or as it’s officially named, Amarone della Valpolicella, is one of those wines that you buy and sit on and pray your marriage stays together long enough so that you can drink it on your 20th anniversary

http://winefolly.com/review/amarone-wine-turns-raisins-into-gold/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=e0434948f8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-e0434948f8-62472929&mc_cid=e0434948f8&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Winemakers Worry Wildfires Will Leave Whiff Of Ashtray In Their Wine

While California’s 2017 grapes have been safely harvested already, winemakers around the world are wary about a threat that is growing along with the frequency of wildfires: smoke taint.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/12/13/570188980/winemakers-worry-wildfires-will-leave-whiff-of-ashtray-in-their-wine

 

It’s not just your imagination — wine glasses are bigger than ever

Next time you drink wine, take note of the size of the glass — you may inadvertently drink more than you planned.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/wine-glasses-are-seven-times-bigger-than-they-were-in-the-1700s-heres-why-2017-12-13

 

How a Thirst for Portuguese Wine Fueled the American Revolution

Madeira taxes stoked tensions, then paid for the war.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/madeira-wine-american-revolution-taxes-george-washington

 

ENGLISH WINE BODY BECOMES WINEGB

The national body for the English and Welsh wine industry has announced its new official name today: Wines of Great Britain, although it will use the shortened ‘WineGB’ in all its communications.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/breaking-english-wine-body-becomes-winegb/

 

ALCOHOL WILL ‘DISAPPEAR’ WITHIN A GENERATION, CLAIMS SCIENTIST

A neuropsycho pharmacologist, and the UK’s former chief drugs officer, believes traditional alcohol will disappear from Western societies “within a generation” and replaced with healthier alternatives, with a younger generation increasingly shunning booze.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/alcohol-will-disappear-within-a-generation-claims-scientist/

2017 ‘WATERSHED YEAR’ FOR CRAFT BEER

Today, 83% of the population lives within 10 miles of a local brewery, meaning that the positive impact of breweries is being felt in communities all over the country

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/brewers-association-2017-watershed-year-for-craft-beer/

 

A PLASTIC CORK WHICH MAKES PRODUCING FIZZ AT HOME ‘EASY’ IS LAUNCHING ON KICKSTARTER — HERE’S HOW IT WORKS

A tech-savvy oenophile has invented a cork which he claims reduces the level of skill required to make fizz — paving the way for a boom in bottle-fermented wine production at home.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/a-plastic-cork-which-makes-producing-sparkling-wine-at-home-easy-is-launching-on-kickstarter-heres-how-it-works/

 

New Study Suggests Letting Your Child Sip Alcohol Does Not Predict But Increases Risk of Alcohol-Related Problems As A Young Adult

A new study has been published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, aimed to examine the associations between early sipping with the frequency and quantity of alcohol use in late adolescence/early adulthood, as well as associations with alcohol-related problems, behavior, attitudes, and family/peer practices/behaviors.

http://www.academicwino.com/2017/12/child-alcohol-related-problems.html/

 

These are the most attention-getting bottle designs from Nielsen’s Wine Design Audit

 

Beer pairing for the holidays

How do you get the most of your experience by pairing the beer you have with the food you’re going to serve (or eat)?

https://onmilwaukee.com/dining/articles/holiday-beer-pairings-megan-mares.html

 

Education helps keep US underage drinking levels low

Greater parental education has helped maintain lower levels of underage alcohol consumption in the US following “dramatic declines” over the last two decades, a government study shows.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/education-helps-keep-us-underage-drinking-levels-low/

 

HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT BOTTLE OF WINE FOR EVERY HOLIDAY PARTY

Whatever the party situation, we’ve got you covered with our foolproof holiday party wine-buying guide.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-party-infographic/

 

U.S. WINE SALES BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S EVE GENERATE MORE THAN $1 BILLION IN SALES

As consumers deck the halls and fill their pantries with items for their holiday feasts, they’re also filling their liquor cabinets, wine racks and beer fridges with their favorite adult libations

http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2017/americans-jump-start-the-holidays-with-their-favorite-bottle-of-vino.html

 

Poland’s wine regions emerge

Polish wines have come a long way, and they are not only palatable, but good

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/polands-wine-regions-emerge

 

Biodynamic vs Organic vs Conventional farming

In this blog we discuss an overview of the different comparative studies involving biodynamic vs organic vs. conventional  farming.

https://blog-en.fruitionsciences.com/2017/12/14/biodynamic-organic-conventional-farming/

 

The World’s Biggest Wine Drinkers 2017 (it’s not where you think)

It turns out that Norfolk Island (where?!) has the highest wine expenditure. At only 14 square miles, this tiny island isn’t even visible on Google Maps unless you zoom in a lot. It sits to the east of Australia and a little bit north of New Zealand.

https://www.movehub.com/blog/wine-consumption-spend-worldwide

 

Kim Crawford Looks To Expand Beyond Sauvignon Blanc

Constellation’s Kim Crawford—the third-largest above-$14 wine brand in the U.S.—has recorded another year of torrid growth, with total production rising to about 1.6 million cases for 2017. In the U.S. market, the brand is on pace to rise 13% to 1.3 million cases this year, according to Impact Databank. The strong growth is being driven largely by Kim Crawford’s core Sauvignon Blanc ($18 a 750-ml.), whose production is currently at about 1.2 million cases.

 

 Lohr Reaches 1.5 Million Cases And Keeps ClimbingJ. Lohr Vineyards & Wines continues to carve out steady growth in the premium California wine segment, bolstered by an array of offerings from Paso Robles, Monterey and Napa Valley. With volume now at around 1.53 million cases—up about 3% this year—the company is looking to increase its on-premise profile and premiumize by growing its higher-priced Vineyard Series of wines.

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 12-18-17

December 18, 2017

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Research Could Strip Wine of Sulfites – and Health Worries – for Pennies per Bottle

How Many Bottles of Wine Does Your Dinner Party Need? Do the (Easy!) Math

First Evidence We Should Worry About Marijuana Legalization

 

  AND MORE!

 

Drink These 25 Bottles and Become a Wine Master

Want to take your wine smarts to the next level? Easy peasy. Just follow this simple, can’t-miss tasting tutorial

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/25-bottle-guide-wine-mastery?xid=NL_WINELIST120517&utm_source=foodandwine.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wine-list&utm_content=2017120512PM#napa-valley-cabernet

Spirits to benefit from Trump’s tax reform bill

Under the bill is a two-year version of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, which trade body the Distilled Spirits Council said “creates a more fair and equitable tax structure for brewers, winemakers, distillers and importers of all beverage alcohol”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/spirits-to-benefit-from-trumps-tax-reform-bill/

 

Campaign aims to protect Irish cream liqueur GI

Irish cream liqueurs are recovering from a “lost decade” of stagnant sales, the Irish Spirits Association (ISA) has said as it launches a new campaign to promote and protect the category.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/campaign-aims-to-protect-irish-cream-gi/

Jack Daniel’s debuts cask-strength whiskey

Bottled at 129 proof by Jack Daniel’s master distiller, Jeff Arnett,the expression is said to reflect the flavour created by handmade, toasted and charred, American white oak barrels.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/jack-daniels-debuts-cask-strength-whiskey/

 

Vodka ‘made from clouds’ launches

South Carolina-based Hilton Head Distillery has launched a vodka made using water sourced directly from clouds, called Aermoor.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/worlds-first-vodka-made-from-clouds-launches/

 

Drinking red wine is good for you — or maybe not

How does the average drinker know what to believe? And how much wine is safe? As medical researchers, we recently published an in-depth analysis of the anatomy of wine. This included analysis of the risks and benefits of consumption, comparisons with other alcoholic beverages and a discussion about wine’s much-publicized health benefits.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/drinking-red-wine-is-good-for-you–or-maybe-not/2017/12/01/49f55e7a-cbd3-11e7-aa96-54417592cf72_story.html?utm_term=.aa9f90e706c5

 

Alcohol labeling – taste first, then look
Consumers should be informed about what’s in the bottle of wine they are about to drink.  The alcohol level is obviously a useful piece of information, and vital for assessing personal intake accurately


http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/alcohol-labelling-wine-taste-380850/

Establishing a volcanic wine category

Volcanic wine regions have the opportunity to come together and create a distinct volcanic wine category: highlighting such wines as premium, high quality and with a true sense of place, according to a Master Sommelier.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2017/12/04/Establishing-a-volcanic-wine-movement

The Complete Guide to Ice Wine

At this time of year winemaking is usually finished, but for ice wine producers, things are just getting started.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/12/the-complete-guide-to-ice-wine

UP YOUR DRINK GAME WITH THESE UNDERRATED BEER COCKTAILS

It’s strange to me that America is such a beer-drinking country, yet I never see beer cocktails on menus, other than the occasional Michelada or Coronarita. Here, I’m listing some severely underrated beer drinks that deserve way more hype.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/up-your-drink-game-with-these-underrated-beer-cocktails/?rs_oid_rd=102258877656982&utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-12-05-17#.Wib3fK2ZPos

First Evidence We Should Worry About Marijuana Legalization

According to the researchers, medical marijuana legalization reduces consumption by 15%.

https://www.vineyardfinancialassociates.com/single-post/2017/12/04/First-Evidence-We-Should-Worry-About-Marijuana-Legalization

Tasting guide to Washington state sparkling wines

Washington state is producing sparkling wines that rival those from Napa and the Champagne region of France.

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https://www.seattletimes.com/sponsored/tasting-guide-to-washington-state-sparkling-wines/

How to Become a Master of Wine

A master of wine is the highest wine designation any person can earn, and to some, the designation is even more distinguished than that of a master sommelier.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/how-master-wine-exam-test

More Hello Kitty Wine Is Here in Time for the Holidays

Sanrio’s beloved pink-bowed character is gracing five different bottles of wine for the U.S. market this year.

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/hello-kitty-holiday-wines

NEW JERSEY MOVES TO MAKE DRINK DRONING ILLEGAL

Lawmakers in New Jersey have proposed a bill that would make it illegal to operate a done while under the influence of alcohol in a bid to reduce irresponsible use of the remote-controlled devices.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/new-jersey-moves-to-make-drink-droning-illegal/

CAN CHAMPAGNE ‘BUBBLE ACOUSTICS’ BE USED TO MEASURE WINE QUALITY?

According to a release published in Science Daily, scientists are examining whether the sound of Champagne bubbles forming can be a measurement of a wine’s quality. Both the number and size of the bubbles in a fizz are already established quality indicators, with oenophiles regularly extolling the virtues of a fine mousse. In contrast, large, infrequent bubbles are considered undesirable.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/can-champagne-bubble-acoustics-be-used-to-measure-wine-quality/

12 THINGS YOU WILL ONLY KNOW IF YOU’VE WORKED IN A WINE SHOP

Ever wondered what it’s really like working with the public when you’re a budding oenophile?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/11-things-you-will-only-know-if-youve-worked-in-a-wine-shop/

How much wine does a vine produce?
Grape varieties vary in vigour and soils in fertility, plus grape growers differ in how they cultivate their vines.

You also need to consider how much irrigation the vines receive and whether they are healthy.

So for wines of comparable quality the answer could be two bottles, while in others it could be eight.

Let’s look at extremes. At the lower end, each vine at the Sauternes premier cru supérieur Château d’Yquem yields just one glass of wine.

At the upper end, in the more industrialised, heavily irrigated vineyards around the world, 24 bottles of wine per vine is not unheard of.

That’s 150 times more wine per vine than at Yquem!


http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/much-wine-vine-produce-ask-decanter-380985/#JJgH75yto48JsToL.99

How Many Bottles of Wine Does Your Dinner Party Need? Do the (Easy!) Math

We have an official chart and everything.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/how-many-bottles-of-wine-dinner-party

Does Wine Region Conjunctive Labeling Really Work?

Conjunctive wine labeling, or the practice of labeling a wine to show both region and sub-regions of origin, is gaining more attention and traction in the U.S. wine industry. This growth in interest is driven by a variety of factors, including an increased desire from consumers to know a product’s place of origin, as well as the growing number of AVAs (American Viticulture Areas), which can create some confusion in the mind of consumers if not linked to a recognized region or state. The big question is: does conjunctive labeling really work?

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=192980

What You Need to Know About Shipping Alcohol

A drinks lawyer demystifies the recent buzz around legal changes affecting alcohol shipping in the U.S.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-shipping-alcohol/

Research Could Strip Wine of Sulfites – and Health Worries – for Pennies per Bottle

You’d stick it on the top of the bottle — and as you pour a glass through the device, it removes the sulfites. And it would be inexpensive. When you’re at the cash register you’d have these devices for sale. They’d be a dollar or less.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/12/05/research-strip-wine-sulfites

Distributor Consolidation: Why There’s Still Hope For The Little Guys

Distributors have begun rapidly consolidating in the last decade. Today there are about 500 major alcohol wholesalers in the US market, down from 7,000 at the turn of the century.

http://blog.merchant23.com/distributor-consolidation-why-theres-still-hope-for-the-little-guys-

 

How to treat young vs. older wines

Some people believe wine is fragile.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/7703369-181/berger-on-wine-how-to

 

Burgundy (France) Just the Facts

Burgundy is complicated, you can’t possibly understand it.  Many different whole books have been written to try to unravel the mystery. Damn the experts! Burgundy isn’t complicated. It’s perfectly logical:

https://foodwineclick.com/2017/12/03/french-wine-201-burgundy-is-not-complicated/

14 DRINKS PODCASTS TO ENJOY OVER CHRISTMAS

If you need an excuse to escape the in-laws or screaming children this Christmas, we’ve got you covered.

DON’T FORGET OUR WONDERFUL WORLD OF WINE (WWW) Podcasts!

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/14-drinks-podcasts-to-enjoy-over-christmas/

 

Europeans spend more on alcohol than education

The European Union has found that households spent 1.6% of their total consumption expenditure on alcohol in 2016 – higher than their spend on education.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/europeans-spend-more-on-alcohol-than-education/

 

14 Winter Wines You’ll Love

Break out your ugly sweaters, digital Yule logs, and low-hanging Game of Thrones references… winter is coming. Here’s what we’re hot for when the temperature drops.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/14-winter-wines-youll-love/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=229f2f942f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-229f2f942f-62472929&mc_cid=229f2f942f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

 

Petaluma Gap wine region gains official recognition

At long last, wine growers in the Petaluma Gap area will be able to put “Petaluma Gap” on their wine labels, as the Petaluma Gap officially becomes California’s newest American Viticultural Area (AVA) on Friday, Dec. 8.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/A-year-overdue-Petaluma-Gap-wine-region-gains-12411460.php

 

TOP 100 ITALIAN WINES OF 2017

This year’s Top 100 Italian Wines of 2017 focuses on pure quality. We tasted so many great bottles of Italian wine in 2017 and rated more than 3,500 in total; so it was difficult to narrow it down to just 100 wines.

https://www.jamessuckling.com/wine-tasting-reports/top-100-italian-wines-2017/

 

Barbera d’Asti DOCG: The Rare Red Wine of Piedmont

At the foothills of the snow-capped Alps lies Piedmont, a region whose rolling hills are dotted with medieval churches, castles, borgoes, and the wineries that produce some of Italy’s most popular and unique wines.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/12/06/the-rare-red-wine-of-piedmont/

 

Four new appellations proposed for Washington

in order submitted, Candy Mountain, Royal Slope, The Burn of Columbia Valley, and White Bluffs.

http://www.wawinereport.com/2017/12/four-new-appellations-proposed-for.html

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 12-11-17

December 11, 2017

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

How to drink smart during holidays without worrying about calories

Your Wine Scanner For Christmas!

Holiday wine trends 2017

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How High Elevation Wines are Taking Spain to New Heights

One of the most important components in an elegant wine is the region’s terroir. Learn how elevation is being used to create a unique Spanish style.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/11/25/elevation-spanish-wine/

 

Could This Biological Control Help Save the Wine Industry?

Pierce’s Disease has also limited the production of European grapes in Mexico, Central America, and the Southwestern U.S. California vineyards are at a greater risk due to the introduction of a pest — the glassy-winged sharpshooter

http://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/grapes/biological-control-help-save-wine-industry/

 

Switzerland: Your Unexpected Next Wine Destination

Switzerland’s best-hidden treasure is arguably its wine, which I’m willing to bet you’ve never tasted—unless, of course, you’ve visited the country, in which case you’ve been let in on a delicious secret.

https://www.vogue.com/article/switzerland-wine-regions-where-to-stay-eat-drink

 

ALL THE WAYS TO MAKE CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLING WINE, EXPLAINED

There are a few different options, and each one can create a remarkably different style of beverage.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sparkling-wine-champagne-methods/

 

Expand Your White Wine Palate with Unfiltered Chardonnay

One category that you may not have heard of before, though, is unfiltered wine.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/newton-unfiltered-chardonnay/

 

NEW CLASSIFICATION CRUCIAL FOR CAVA SINCE CATALONIA DECLARED INDEPENDENCE

Launched internationally in London last month was Cava de Paraje Calificado, which, as db reported last week, is the strictest sparkling wine classification in the world, and so tough that only nine cellars have reached the standards required to use the new quality seal.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/new-classification-crucial-for-cava-since-catalonia-declared-independence/

Holiday wine trends 2017

We’re willing to spend more money for holiday wine in 2017, but don’t try fobbing us off with overpriced crap

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/holiday-wine-trends-2017/

 

3 Approaches for Organizing a Wine List

Wine directors from around the country discuss how they structure their wine lists

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/3-approaches-for-organizing-a-wine-list/

 

Is Wine Different from Other Consumer Products?

Things that are not different about wine: It’s bought and consumed by the same consumers who buy other products, and the basic laws of economics are the same for wine as for other consumer products
https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/192592/Is-Wine-Different-from-Other-Consumer-Products

 

SIX NEW GRAPE VARIETIES TTB APPROVED FOR DESIGNATING AMERICAN WINE

The TTB recently granted administrative approval for the use of six new grape variety names on American wine labels.

Sauvignon Kretos

Merlot Kanthus

Fleurtai

Sauvignon Rytos

Cabernet Volos

Soreli

 

 

Turn water into wine, literally, with SodaStream’s new Sparkling Gold

The machine known for turning water into soda is now taking things a step further, and turning water into wine.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/sodastream-sparkling-gold/

 

France’s Gaillac wine region filled with great bargains

So what makes the wines from Gaillac so good?

http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/11/wine_press_frances_gaillac_win.html

 

Giving the Champagne Flute Some Well-Deserved Love and Support

The much-maligned Champagne flute needs a hero. One editor stands up for them as the ideal sparkling wine vessel, with help from a scientist and psychologist.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/11/27/champagne-flute/

 

EGRI BIKAVÉR, THE BULL’S BLOOD OF HUNGARY

“Bull’s Blood,” Egri Bikavér is a blend based on Hungary’s wealth of indigenous grape varieties, seasoned with the odd international grape.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/egri-bikaver-the-bulls-blood-of-hungary/?rs_oid_rd=97259535724438&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-11-28-17#.Wh3KwK2ZOT8

 

Singapore researchers make healthy wine out of tofu

It’s the world’s first of its kind, bears sweet, fruity notes and is good for your health.

https://www.cnet.com/news/singapore-researchers-make-healthy-wine-out-of-tofu/

 

LeBron James’ incredible taste in wine, explained by 4 experts

Is there anything James isn’t great at?!

https://www.sbnation.com/2017/11/28/16710156/lebron-james-wine-incredible-taste-experts-agree

 

 

Your Wine Scanner For Christmas!

MyŒno team has developed a wine scanner that objectively characterizes the style of the wine you are savouring.

VERY INTERESTING!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/76411480/your-wine-scanner-for-christmas

Another Read:

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/myoeno-wine-scanner/

 

Wine Pairing With Thai Food

What goes into your favorite Pad Thai or curry isn’t a random assembly of ingredients. It’s a complex blend of the sour, sweet, salty, and spicy, as well as the bitter and aromatic.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-pairing-thai-food/

 

CHAMPAGNE TOE-STS: THE STRANGE HISTORY OF DRINKING BUBBLY FROM WOMEN’S SHOES

When exactly were you supposed to do such a thing? And how?! Practically speaking, using a shoe as a drinking vessel seems difficult to execute (heel or toe?).

https://vinepair.com/articles/champagne-womens-shoes/

 

Color of Wine App Launches

FREE mobile coloring app for lovers of the wine lifestyle – called Color of Wine – now in the Apple Store.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/11/29/color-wine-app-launch

 

Saturday Night Live Is Releasing Four Limited Edition Wines

Winemaker Lot18, in collaboration with SNL, has created a new wine collection in honor of the classic sketch show (currently in its 43rd season), which also pays tribute to some of the show’s more memorable characters from recent years.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/11/saturday-night-live-is-releasing-four-limited-time.html

 

I intended to slightly chill a red wine in the fridge but forgot it for a week. Is it kaput?

Red wine is just as sturdy as, and in some ways more sturdy than, white. Cold merely slows down reactions responsible for aging, so consider your wine better preserved.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/i-intended-to-slightly-chill-a-red-wine-in-the-fridge-but-forgot-it-for-a-week-is-it-kaput/article37122742/

 

The Magic of Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Elegant Chardonnay-based Champagnes, blanc de blancs come from chalk-rich soils in the Côte de Blancs. Discover bottles showcasing the best of this style.

https://www.winemag.com/2017/11/28/blanc-de-blancs-champagne/

 

Why wine never tastes the same once you’ve flown it

WE LOVE bringing home souvenir bottles of wine from our holidays but wine hates flying. An expert explains why it never tastes the same once it’s left the ground.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/flights/why-wine-never-tastes-the-same-once-youve-flown-it/news-story/690865f82ba0b9d9f54822cf9092ba32

 

What goes into a bottle of wine?

So what exactly goes into making a bottle of wine?

http://cayugawinetrail.com/about-us/news/190/what-goes-into-a-bottle-of-wine

 

100 Best Wines of Sonoma

This chart is best viewed in landscape mode when on a small mobile device.

http://www.sonomamag.com/best-wines-of-sonoma-county-2017/

8 Awkward Truths About Being a Wine Connoisseur

Being a wine connoisseur in this day and age is better than it’s ever been before: wine is higher quality and there are more choices than ever. Despite this, there are some painfully true facts about being a wine connoisseur that can’t help but make us laugh.

http://winefolly.com/update/being-a-wine-connoisseur/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=35b8851719-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-35b8851719-62472929&mc_cid=35b8851719&mc_eid=d73340fcba

When should I open my NV Champagne?
Saving a bottle of NV Champagne for a special occasion, but not sure how long you can keep it? Read the opinion of Decanter


http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/open-nv-champagne-ask-decanter-372720/#T95sYH8Zm9wJgITA.99

JIM BEAM HAS CREATED A VOICE-CONTROLLED SMART DECANTER THAT POURS ON COMMAND

The handy gadget is a send-up of new smart-home devices like Amazon Echo, which act more or less as personal assistants to those who can afford them

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/video-jim-beam-has-created-a-voice-controlled-smart-decanter-that-pours-on-command/

 

New Burgundy ‘appellation’

A new level of Burgundy wines is coming, sitting roughly between the regional and village levels of the region’s hierarchy.


http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/new-burgundy-cote-dor-appellation-380473/#zGASW9SLWswqXvXs.99

How to drink smart during holidays without worrying about calories

For everyone else, at holiday get-together time, vigilant calorie-counting is the death of fun. A general awareness, though — that’s just smart partying.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-weight-smart-wine-drinking-1201-story.html

 

Jameson unveils IPA-finished Irish whiskey

Following a “successful” trial run in Ireland, Irish Distillers has launched Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition, an Irish whiskey finished in IPA beer barrels.

IN STOCK!

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/jameson-unveils-ipa-finished-irish-whiskey/

 

RAMON BILBAO TURNS A WINE BARREL INTO A VIOLIN

Head winemaker Rodolfo Bastida partnered with Spanish classical musician Ara Malikian and third-generation violin maker Fernando Solar on the project.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/ramon-bilbao-turns-a-wine-barrel-into-a-violin/

 

Would You Pay $5,000 For Wine And Beer Glasses Made Of Cheese?

It’s a product that could steal the heart of any cheesehead: wine and beer glasses made out of cheese.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/finlandia-wine-beer-cheese-glasses_us_5a21d7cde4b03c44072da4d2

 

 

The Canadian Sparkling Wine Region You Need to Know About

Nova Scotia’s wines, which some say rival Champagne, didn’t always hold such an esteemed reputation in the wine community

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/canadian-sparkling-wine-region

 

Shelf Chilling Wine Glasses

Cool gadget!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FLZGTAE/ref=as_at/?creativeASIN=B00FLZGTAE&linkCode=w61&imprToken=9LqJL858AQNFsmpCBk7UTw&slotNum=0&tag=mashable0c-20

 

 

Survey show people spending more on wine

How much do you spend on a bottle of wine, and how do you compare with your fellow wine buyers? Here are statistics from a recent survey of 340,000 U.S. wine individual buyers:

http://www.reporternews.com/story/life/2017/11/28/gus-clemens-survey-show-people-spending-more-wine/900811001/

 

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Now you don’t have to go to Boston for this world-class French wine course! Set yourself apart from your peers and specialize in the wines of France. Gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. Pass the exam and earn the title French Wine Scholar and FWS post-nominal.

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

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Do you like wine? Do you like books? Join us for a special Wine Tasting & Book Club Meeting at Franklin Liquors. Kim Shipala, Assistant Library Director at the Franklin Public Library, will lead a discussion of the novel, while Kim Simone of Vinitas Wineworks and Mark of Franklin Liquors will do a tasting of the wines mentioned in the book.

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That unsold bottle of Merlot is probably winding up in your gas tank

Should Wine Labels List Ingredients?

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Why a female fly will ruin your drink, but a male is fine

A single fly falling into your glass of wine may be enough to ruin it.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2153660-why-a-female-fly-will-ruin-your-drink-but-a-male-is-fine/#link_time=1510847181

What is Certified Craft Wine?

A Certified Craft Wine is a small production wine made in runs of less than 5,000 cases made by an identifiable winemaker.

https://craftwine.org/what-is-certified-craft-wine/

 

WORLD’S FIRST EDIBLE COCKTAIL MENU LAUNCHED

The ever-innovative Tippling Club restaurant in Singapore has launched what it claims to be the world’s first edible cocktail menu based around dreams and desires.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/worlds-first-edible-cocktail-menu-launched/

 

Colle Asolani – Prosecco and More

The problem was that Prosecco could be produced outside of its spiritual home, the province of Treviso; indeed it was (and still is) made in the region of Friuli, and believe it or not, can even be produced today in Brazil!

https://learnitalianwines.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/colle-asolani-prosecco-and-more/

 

Drink Up, And Stop Worrying About These Wine Myths

I’m amazed how much people worry about something as simple and pleasurable as wine. It’s not that I don’t understand: Wine can seem confusing in its complexity. And it attracts snobs, who make themselves feel bigger by belittling anyone who knows less.

http://www.signature-reads.com/2017/11/new-wine-rules-jon-bonne/

 

12 Fascinating Facts About Red Wine

Here are 12 facts that will completely change the way you think about red wine.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/facts-about-red-wine/

A Guide to Italy’s Wine Regions

We get it. With more than 350 official wine varieties and 20 different wine-producing regions, the world of Italian wine can be confusing and overwhelming.

https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/a-guide-to-italys-wine-regions

HARRY POTTER’S THEME SONG SOUNDS EVEN MORE MAGICAL PERFORMED WITH WINE GLASSES

The iconic song everyone thinks of as the Harry Potter theme is actually titled “Hedwig’s Theme.” While not every movie fan might know that bit of trivia, all Potter enthusiasts can recognize the tune from the first few notes alone.

https://nerdist.com/harry-potters-theme-song-wine-glasses/

9 surprising health benefits of mulled wine

The traditional Christmas tipple mulled wine contains a host of hidden health boosters.

http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/health/healthy-eating/9-surprising-health-benefits-of-mulled-wine-11364229012051

The Most Important Step When Cleaning Wine Glasses

There’s just one extra step I’ve learned to take that makes a big difference in whether my clean wine glasses look just kinda clean or extra clean.

http://www.thekitchn.com/the-most-important-step-when-cleaning-wine-glasses-251206

An easy guide to pairing beer with barbecue

The golden rule of matching a beer with a dish is to consider the relative intensity of flavor between pint and plate.

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-beer-barbecue-20171120-story.html?barc=0

 

French wine country unveils its answer to kobe beef

Beaune’s new offering: beef reared on the byproducts of the wine-making process.

The cows are fed in their last months with the mulchy residue left after the world-famous local vintages are fermented and distilled, as well as on crushed blackcurrants.

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/lifestyle/food/633627/french-wine-country-unveils-its-answer-to-kobe-beef/story/

 

What Else Is Wine Aged In Besides Oak Barrels? Ask The Expert!

Explore what lies beyond oak in answer to the question of what else is wine aged in besides oak barrels!

https://www.reversewinesnob.com/what-else-is-wine-aged-in-ask-the-expert

 

Myths and Facts About Kosher Wine

What is Kosher wine and does it taste different from regular wine?

http://winefolly.com/review/myths-facts-kosher-wine/

 

Apple’s War on Harmless Vice…Is Wine Next?

At what point does Apple ban all alcohol/wine-related apps?

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2017/11/apples-war-harmless-vice-wine-next/

I Tried a Bottle of the New Synthetic Wine

It doesn’t taste half bad.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/11/ava_winery_s_new_synthetic_wine_doesn_t_taste_half_bad.html

‘Santé!’ Wine May Improve Foreign Language Skills

A recent study finds that a small amount of alcohol could give new meaning to the phrase “Dutch courage”

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Alcohol-May-Improve-Foreign-Language-Skills

How to Make Candy Out of Wine

While you can certainly buy booze-filled candy come holiday time, there’s something special about making your own treats.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/11/booze-in-the-kitchen-how-to-make-candy-out-of-wine.html

Study Finds People Born Without Tongues Able to Differentiate Wine Tastes

A new study from Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) has found a person’s ability to recognize different tastes and flavors is not completely dependent on the tongue alone.

https://lbpost.com/life/health/2000011774-study-finds-people-born-without-tongues-able-to-differentiate-wine-tastes

 

CATENA UNVEILS NEW LABEL DESIGN INSPIRED BY THE HISTORY OF MALBEC

Argentina’s Bodega Catena Zapata has unveiled a new label design for its Malbec Argentino 2015 inspired by the history of its flagship variety and told through four symbolic women.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/catena-unveils-new-label-design-inspired-by-the-history-of-malbec/

 

Prosecco DOC gears up for approval of new ‘Brutnature’ description

The Prosecco DOC Consortium has revealed it is hoping to get approval for the use of a new Prosecco description – Brutnature, on labels in 2018.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/22668/Prosecco_DOC_gears_up_for_approval_of_new__91Brutnature_92_description.html

 

IF A WINE TASTES LIKE APPLES, DOES IT HAVE APPLES IN IT?

When someone says that a wine tastes like apples or grass, does this mean that it actually has apples or grass in it?

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-wine-tastes-like-apples/

 

5 Mistakes People Make When Drinking Champagne

To start, you’re probably serving your bubbles too cold

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/common-champagne-drinking-mistakes

 

FRENCH WINE APPELLATIONS

Info on the wine regions in France