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January 18, 2020

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January 13, 2020

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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01-13-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Taste Test: 15 Non-Alcoholic Beers to Get You Through ‘Dry January’

How Dry January Affects Your Gut, According To Experts

9 Things You Should Know About Chambord

 

Are You a Sober Wine Lover? Find a Tea House

Tea may not have the flashiness of wine, but for lovers of the more romantic aspects of wine, it has an abundance to offer.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/are-you-a-sober-wine-lover-find-a-tea-house_3172935.html

 

The French Just Aren’t Quaffing Champagne the Way They Once Did

Even as overseas markets continued their growth, a decade-long slide in domestic demand worsened in 2018, with sales in France falling by 6.5 million bottles.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-29/the-french-just-aren-t-quaffing-champagne-the-way-they-once-did

 

What it means when a wine label says ‘reserve’

On wine labels, the word “reserve” is supposed to be a quality indicator, but whether it has actual significance depends on where the wine comes from.

https://www.inquirer.com/food/drink/understanding-wine-labels-reserve-spain-italy-argentina-20191230.html?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=e199e4181c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_30_10_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-e199e4181c-64683881

 

9 Things You Should Know About Chambord

From its complex production to its chic bottle design, here are nine more things you should know about Chambord.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chambord-raspberry-liqueur-france/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=12008c5d15-DEC_31_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-12008c5d15-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-12008c5d15-38937345&mc_cid=12008c5d15&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Experts Finally Reveal If Tapping a Beer Stops It From Exploding in Your Face

The researchers, in a routine similar to many a Saturday night in our 20s, opened shaken and unshaken beers to determine if tapping on a beer before it’s opened had any effect on the eventual outcome

https://www.mandatory.com/living/1537897-experts-finally-reveal-if-tapping-a-beer-stops-it-from-exploding-in-your-face

 

‘Antiques Roadshow’ Expert Drinks Urine Thinking It’s 150-Year-Old Wine

Inside were these brass pins. The liquid: urine, a tiny bit of alcohol, and one human hair.”

https://wflanews.iheart.com/content/2019-12-30-antiques-roadshow-expert-drinks-urine-thinking-its-150-year-old-wine/

 

10 Most Searched Wines of the Year, Ranked by Traffic

The most sought-after bottles on Winemag.com.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/31/10-top-wine-search/

 

What You Need to Know About Serbian Wine

About 65% of what’s planted are white grapes, the rest red

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

 

Get to Know Trollinger, the Gamay-Like Grape You Aren’t Drinking

The variety almost exclusively planted in Württemberg, Germany,

https://vinepair.com/articles/trollinger-wine-guide/

 

16 Wine Instagrammers To Follow In 2020

Not only do they take a great picture, these wine fanatics are terrific sources of education, tasting notes, and a whole heck of a lot more.

https://winefolly.com/update/16-wine-instagrams-to-follow-in-2020/

 

Diageo sells two billionth bottle of Baileys

First created in Ireland in 1974, Baileys reached the milestone in December 2019 when it sold its two billionth bottle.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/diageo-fills-two-billionth-bottle-of-baileys/

 

Wine in 2020: What to look out for

Predicting the future is a tough business, but here are some things to look out for in the wine world in 2020, from specific wine trends to bigger issues affecting the market.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/wine-2020-trends-429791/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20200102_XDC-D_NWL_NW_daily

 

SIX NEW WAYS TO BECOME A WINE, BEER OR SPIRITS EXPERT IN 2020

We’ve taken a look at some of the newer courses that have emerged over the past year, to help you on your journey to becoming a drinks connoisseur.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/6-ways-to-become-a-wine-beer-or-spirits-expert-in-2020/

 

The Toasted Marshmallow Old Fashioned Recipe

For s’more lovers stuck indoors, few cocktails beat a fireplace-ready smoky Old Fashioned flavored with toasted marshmallow.

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/marshmallow-old-fashioned-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7ac910f9f2-JAN_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7ac910f9f2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7ac910f9f2-38937345&mc_cid=7ac910f9f2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

‘Dry January’ Is Destroying Bars.

In the U.K., a new concept for making a positive change at the beginning of the year has emerged: Tryanuary, a month-long promotion challenging consumers not to cut out all alcohol completely, but instead to focus on trying out new bars, pubs, beers, and brewers, with the goals of promoting moderation, supporting small businesses, and raising funds for charity.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dry-january-drynuary-bad-business/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7ac910f9f2-JAN_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7ac910f9f2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7ac910f9f2-38937345&mc_cid=7ac910f9f2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Amazon driver refuses to deliver wine to 92-year-old grandmother without ID

Talk about taking your job seriously.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/amazon-wine-delivery-grandmother-without-id

 

5 Tips for Storing Opened Wine

Wine Enthusiast polled its editors and other wine pros on the best ways to preserve the last few glasses of your open bottle.

https://www.winemag.com/2015/05/15/5-tips-for-storing-opened-wine/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

What to do with that leftover bubbly? Some ideas

Whether you are quaffing French champagne, prosecco from Italy, cava from Spain, or something domestic and sparkly, you may end up with some left in a bottle.

https://www.news-journalonline.com/lifestyle/20200101/what-to-do-with-that-leftover-bubbly-some-ideas

 

TRUMP WINERY RETAINED UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS UNTIL END OF HARVEST DESPITE KNOWING ABOUT IMMIGRATION STATUS, LAWYER CLAIMS

The Trump Winery is a 1,300-acre estate in Virginia with a large 45-room hotel named Albemarle Estate with 10 guest rooms, and a 227-acre vineyard that produces 40,000 cases of wine a year.

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-winery-vineyard-undocumented-workers-virginia-1479970

 

Everything You Can Do with Flat Champagne

Beverage directors across the country are infusing, reducing or freezing flat bubbles.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/01/leftover-champagne-recipe/

 

How To Cook With Wine

The first and most important rule:  Use only wines in your cooking that you would drink.

https://whatscookingamerica.net/WineInCooking.htm

Research Uncovers The Link Between U.S. Demographics And Beverage Alcohol Consumption

In short, their finding is that socioeconomic and demographic variables each play a role in accounting for the differences in consumption patterns.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2020/01/01/research-uncovers-the-link-between-us-demographics-and-beverage-alcohol-consumption/#517466fd5935

 

How Dry January Affects Your Gut, According To Experts

For most people, one week without consuming alcohol may help improve your sleep, your mood, your sex life, and complexion,

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-dry-january-affects-your-gut-according-to-experts-19634288

 

The bitter truth

Like wine grapes, natural vanilla grows in different places—among them Madagascar; Mexico, where it originated; or Tahiti—and has different taste profiles and potency.

https://deborahparkerwong.com/2020/01/01/the-bitter-truth/

 

St. Helena AVA — What Everyone Should Know

The St. Helena AVA is in the northern half of the Napa Valley AVA, centered around the town of St. Helena.

http://www.fredswan.wine/2019/12/26/st-helena-ava-what-everyone-should-know/

 

Taste Test: 15 Non-Alcoholic Beers to Get You Through ‘Dry January’

Believe it or not, the tiny sliver of a market for non-alcoholic beer in the U.S. is growing

https://blog.cheapism.com/best-non-alcoholic-beers/

 

Invention takes edge off cheap liquor, creates new alcoholic drinks

Most people assume alcohol causes that unpleasant burn. But the real culprits are aldehydes, ketones and other nasty chemicals. Persedo has figured out how to remove them and enhance the liquor’s pleasant flavors.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/columnists/tomlinson/article/Invention-takes-edge-off-cheap-liquor-creates-14945516.php

 

 

A Closer Look at Two Big Wine Deals

The Gallo-Constellation deal was the talk of the summer among California grapegrowers, many of whom were left in a lurch when US regulators held up on approving it.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/01/a-closer-look-at-two-big-wine-deals

 

Does Red Wine Vinegar Go Bad?

Here’s what you need to know about the shelf life of red wine vinegar.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/does-red-wine-vinegar-go-bad

 

How Keg Wine Fits Into the Wine Landscape

Somewhere between the crazes of boxed wine and canned wine, keg wine happened.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/how-keg-wine-fits-into-the-wine-landscape/

 

Eight Ways Wine Will Change in 2020

What a decade this has been for wine—both good and bad.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-03/eight-ways-wine-will-change-in-2020

10 Top-Rated California Cabernet Sauvignons of 2019

From Napa power players to Central Coast gems, here are our top 10 California Cabernets of the year.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/03/best-napa-cabernet-california/

 

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 01-11-20

January 11, 2020

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 12-30-19

December 30, 2019

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Liquor Industry News 12-30-19

December 30, 2019

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

12-30-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The best way to wash wine glasses, according to the pros

Top winter cocktails from bars across the globe

10 Things You Should Know About Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer

 

Bacardi bottles coconut cream liqueur Coquito

Available in the US, Bacardi Coquito is made using the brand’s signature white rum mixed with toasted spices, coconut cream, vanilla, and cinnamon.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/12/bacardi-bottles-coconut-cream-liqueur/

DISPOSABLE’ MINOAN WINE CUPS REVEAL HUMAN HISTORY OF WASTE

The 3,500 year-old clay cups have been found in large quantities across Minoan sites on Crete and the other Cycladean islands they inhabited in the Bronze Age.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/disposable-minoan-wine-cups-reveal-human-history-of-waste/

CORK STOPPERS ARE ‘LONG-TERM CONTRIBUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION’, PRODUCER CLAIMS

A French closure company has claimed its production process now helps to cut the level of CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere instead of adding to it.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/cork-stoppers-are-long-term-contribution-to-climate-change-mitigation-producer-claims/

Chilling Out On Wine Delivery

According to Robert Parker, between 10 and 25 percent of wine delivered to the US alone, arrives damaged by heat.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/12/chilling-out-on-wine-delivery

Japan Is About to Become the Newest ‘It’ Region for Wine

Yamanashi is considered the epicenter of the Japanese wine industry.

https://fortune.com/longform/japan-wine-country/

 

Sherry and port offer the quickest route to hangover – and will give you a bigger headache than vodka, scientist warns

The safest thing to do, he says, is drink a large glass of water before you go to bed.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/15/sherry-port-offer-quickest-route-christmas-hangover-will-give/

 

Minnesota wineries challenge state law requiring use of homegrown grapes

The Minnesota winemaking industry has long required their beverages to consist mostly of homegrown grapes. But two wineries contended Tuesday that practice is no longer feasible or appealing to the bottom line or customer tastes.

https://stockdailydish.com/minnesota-wineries-challenge-state-law-requiring-use-of-homegrown-grapes/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=904ea67887-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_16_10_40&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-904ea67887-64683881

The Wines We Scored 100 Points in 2019

Tasters reviewed more than 25,000 wines. But only nine bottles from Champagne and Bordeaux in France, and Port’s 2017 vintage, were the epitome of perfection and deemed worthy of being scored 100 points.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/13/wines-scored-100-points-2019/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=904ea67887-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_16_10_40&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-904ea67887-64683881

10 Things You Should Know About Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer

From its Super Bowl debut, to its deep-anchored nautical roots, here are 10 more things you should know about Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bon-viv-spiked-seltzer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4abd927ca9-DEC_17_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4abd927ca9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4abd927ca9-38937345&mc_cid=4abd927ca9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Angry Orchard Just Launched a Limited-Edition Boozy Ice Cream

Hard cider maker Angry Orchard and the boozy ice cream company Tipsy Scoop have teamed up to create the seasonal blend of your dreams — a spiced cider ice cream.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/angry-orchard-ice-cream/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4abd927ca9-DEC_17_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4abd927ca9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4abd927ca9-38937345&mc_cid=4abd927ca9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

STAR WARS CREATOR GEORGE LUCAS AIMS TO SETTLE LEGAL ROW OVER NEW VINEYARD AT SKYWALKER RANCH

Skywalker Ranch is the movie ranch and workplace of film director, writer and producer Lucas located in Nicasio, California, in Marin County.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/star-wars-creator-george-lucas-aims-to-settle-legal-row-over-new-vineyard-at-skywalker-ranch/

Is Olive Oil the New Wine?

The EU exported more than $6 billion worth of olive oil in 2018 alone, but the demand hasn’t kept up with the increase in supply. Now, prices are tumbling

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2019-12-16/is-olive-oil-the-new-wine-video

Is there such a thing as umami?

Is there such a thing as umami – and can it be detected in wine?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general/there-such-thing-umami

 

The Growing Attraction of Private Wine Labels

All the indications are that private label wines are going to devour more market share over the next five years, leaving less retail space for branded wines.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/12/the-growing-attraction-of-private-wine-labels

The Biggest Food And Drink Trends For 2020

Since we’re heading into a new year, we thought it’d be fun to find out what foods and drinks will likely be on your shopping list in 2020.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/food-drink-trends-2020_l_5de973dbe4b00149f73dd323

 

New England’s Winemakers Don’t Care How They Do It in California

Funky, tart, and unlike anything made in Napa, New England’s new natural wines are changing the tastes of a generation. Don’t believe it? You must be over 40.

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/2019/12/17/new-england-winemakers/

 

Wine in Cans Will Represent 10% of Market in 2025

Year over year, wine in cans is on track to grow at least ten percent, and the most remarkable development is the variety of high-end wineries getting into this simple, cost-effective and environmentally responsible packaging; it is not unusual to see a single can selling for $20.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/12/18/wine-in-cans-will-represent-10-of-market?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=fa93aeffed-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_18_10_35&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-fa93aeffed-64683881

 

Drinking Only One Type of Wine is Bad for Your Palate (Sorry)

“Cellar palate” is a phrase used to describe a condition that can afflict winemakers when they become too accustomed to their own wines and the wines of their regions, rarely tasting bottling’s from outside their orbits.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/18/expand-your-palate-wine/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=fa93aeffed-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_18_10_35&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-fa93aeffed-64683881

 

Carboniste is a California sparkling wine that doesn’t want to be like Champagne

California sparkling wine lives in the shadow of Champagne.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Carboniste-is-a-California-sparkling-wine-that-14916019.php

How to Drink Your Way Around the New Proposed Wine Tariffs

What you might be facing at the wine shop this coming year, and how to find just-as-delicious bottles that won’t be affected by price changes.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-19/wine-tariffs-what-they-are-and-how-to-drink-around-them

The Most Important Wine Trends of the Decade (2010s)

A lot has changed since we said goodbye to the aughts and moved into the 2010s.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wine-trends-2010s/

Wine Pairings Made Simple By A Wine Expert

Balancing the abundance of different tastes, textures and flavours with the characteristics of a wine is understandably overwhelming- especially with the wide variety on the market

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4096221.html

 

Walmart wants you to buy more alcohol from its stores, so it’s adding more high-end options like Veuve Clicquot and Buffalo Trace

Walmart is overhauling its adult beverage aisles to bring in more hyper-local craft beers and high-end wines and spirits.

https://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-sells-upscale-wine-bourbon-and-craft-beer-2019-12

 

UC Davis Releases 5 New Wine Grape Varieties

Plants Are Resistant to Deadly Pierce’s Disease

https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/uc-davis-releases-five-new-wine-grape-varieties

 

A glut of hangover remedies crowd the Internet. Do any of them work?

In the absence of diligent watchdogging on the part of the Food and Drug Administration, the hangover remedy space is pervaded with a “buyer beware” skepticism. Which ones work, and which ones are snake oil?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/19/glut-hangover-remedies-crowd-internet-do-any-them-work/

 

The best performing wines of 2019

This year, only one wine from the Cote de Beaune made it into the top ten risers – Bonneau Martray Corton Charlemagne 2007, up 23% in value.

https://www.liv-ex.com/2019/12/best-performing-wines-2019/

Buying Wine In 2020? Experts Suggest Argentina, Italy, Oregon And Portugal For Value

Wine from every corner of the planet is available these days

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2019/12/18/buying-wine-in-2020-experts-suggest-argentina-italy-oregon-and-portugal-for-value/#10623143448a

What makes a winery Twitter account worth following?

The most common theme of many of these accounts is that they were boring as hell.

https://spitbucket.net/2019/12/18/what-makes-a-winery-twitter-account-worth-following/

Is There A “Correct” Temperature For Wines?

The idea that there is a “correct” temperature at which a wine should be served is largely bogus.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2019/12/18/is-there-a-correct-temperature-for-wines/#5948c62c11ef

 

NEW ASSOCIATION TO LAUNCH FOR ‘NAKED’ WINERIES OF CHILE

This would mean that member wineries must be either organic or biodynamic, and can’t add anything to the wine other than sulphur dioxide up to a maximum of 50ppm.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/new-association-to-launch-for-naked-wineries-of-chile/

 

Top winter cocktails from bars across the globe

Bartenders from top cocktail venues in Singapore, London and San Diego have taken inspiration from classic serves to produce cocktails perfect for the colder months.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/12/top-winter-cocktails-from-bars-across-the-globe/

 

How to Decant Wine in 7 Simple Steps

It actually serves a purpose.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/how-to-decant-wine/

 

Target Is Selling Glitter Wine Fizzers That Are Like Delicious Bath Bombs for Your Rosé

And they’re just $6 for six of them.

https://www.kctv5.com/target-is-selling-glitter-wine-fizzers-that-are-like-delicious/video_49592c15-072a-5f14-96a9-1bc0fccf5af7.html

 

The Complete Prosecco Guide

Prosecco is a sparkling wine that’s often taken for granted.


https://vinepair.com/explore/category-type/prosecco/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=26e9765e62-DEC_20_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-26e9765e62-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-26e9765e62-38937345&mc_cid=26e9765e62&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Organic wine moves out of a niche into the mainstream

Global consumption of organic wine is on track to hit almost one billion bottles a year by 2023, more than doubling over the space of a decade, driven by concerns about sustainability.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/news/organic-wine-moves-out-niche-mainstream

 

Developments In The Italian Wine Industry

Vineyard designates for Soave; A new wine from Masseto; the end of an era in Campania

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomhyland/2019/12/20/developments-in-the-italian-wine-industry/#5ed8c47d207d

 

Everything You Need to Know About Pecorino Wine

It’s the kind of grape that can be approachably youthful or age-worthy and complex.

https://vinepair.com/articles/everything-you-need-to-know-about-pecorino-wine/

 

Can You Really Pair Chocolate With Dry Wine?

For those looking to get adventurous with wine and chocolate, there are ways to make it work.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-chocolate-pairing-tips/

 

How to pair wine with tea

Interestingly enough, when tea folk describe tea, their vocabulary borrows heavily from wine-speak.

https://www.livemint.com/mint-lounge/features/how-to-pair-wine-with-tea-11576844832362.html

 

The best way to wash wine glasses, according to the pros

There’s nothing more frustrating than realizing mid-party that all your stemware (and even those glasses sans stems) have water spots on them — ultimately harmless, but definitely ruining the aesthetic appeal of a perfectly poured glass of vino

https://www.salon.com/2019/12/21/the-best-way-to-wash-wine-glasses-according-to-the-pros_partner/

 

 

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Why Wine Costs So Much More At Restaurants

Non-alcoholic drinks: how healthy are they?

Everything you need to know about buying wine for the holidays

 

This New Gadget Will Turn Your Beer Cans Into Glasses In Seconds

The world’s first can opener specifically designed for beverage cans.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/beer-can-draft-top-gadget/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e052ca6280-DEC_9_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e052ca6280-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e052ca6280-38937345&mc_cid=e052ca6280&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Jose Cuervo makes agave-based biodegradable straw

The material decomposes up to 200 times faster than regular plastic. Microorganisms can consume the straws, meaning they can completely biodegrade within one to five years in landfill conditions.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/12/jose-cuervo-makes-agave-based-biodegradable-straws/

 

US BREWERY FORCED TO PULL BEER WITH ‘HORNY REINDEER’ LABELS

North Carolina-based Sycamore Brewing has pulled the 2019 edition of its Christmas Cookie Winter Ale after the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission paid a visit to its taproom and discovered the beer cans featured cartoon reindeer in sexual positions.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/us-brewery-forced-to-pull-beer-with-horny-reindeer-labels/

Study Looks at Adding Nickel Deposit on Wine, Liquor in NY

A new study finds adding a nickel deposit on wine and liquor in New York would help keep them out of the trash but increase the cost to retailers.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-york/articles/2019-12-08/study-looks-at-adding-nickel-deposit-on-wine-liquor-in-ny

Wine Institute presents a free e-book of holiday cocktails

The Wine Institute in San Francisco wants to make sure your party has the perfect pairing.

https://www.ktvu.com/news/wine-institute-presents-a-free-e-book-of-holiday-cocktails

What makes wine dry? It’s easy to taste, but much harder to measure

Can we eventually come up with a way to automatically assess this dryness or astringency without relying on human tasters?

https://theconversation.com/what-makes-wine-dry-its-easy-to-taste-but-much-harder-to-measure-123506

10 Things You Should Know About Truly Hard Seltzer

Read on for 10 more things you should know about Truly Hard Seltzer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/truly-hard-seltzer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6b9b954248-DEC_10_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6b9b954248-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6b9b954248-38937345&mc_cid=6b9b954248&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Napoleon’s Prison Life Included Champagne, Roasted Pigs, and Butlers

Based on a collection of handwritten notes auctioned off in 2015, which detailed the copious allowance of wine and provisions granted to Napoleon and a group of his officers in 1820, the disgraced emperor may have actually enjoyed his exile to a certain extent.

https://vinepair.com/articles/napolean-prison-champagne-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6b9b954248-DEC_10_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6b9b954248-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6b9b954248-38937345&mc_cid=6b9b954248&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

AMORIM LAUNCHES NEW SCRATCH AND SNIFF CLOSURES

Amorim states that stoppers can be used to create “unusual ambient settings”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/amorim-launches-new-scratch-and-sniff-closures/

The One Thing Wine Lovers Don’t Know About Themselves

A lot of chemistry and physics are behind how you perceive a sip of wine.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/one-thing-wine-lovers-dont-know-about-themselves-103372

How Drinking Red Wine Affects Your Body Is Less Clear Than You Thought

There are many experts who believe the French Paradox can be explained by many other factors having nothing to do with red wine,

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-drinking-red-wine-affects-your-body-is-less-clear-than-you-thought-19370107

Understanding Jura, the French Wine Region You’ve (Probably) Never Heard of

Jura rests in the north of France, between the exalted vineyards of Burgundy and the Swiss border.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/jura-french-wine-region/

7 Merry Ways to Pair Christmas Cookies With Wine

Seven top recommendations for pairing vino with gingerbread, jam thumbprints, snickerdoodles, and everything else your tartan tin contains.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/desserts/christmas-cookie-wine-pairing

Looking for the Wine List? Check Instagram

How savvy somms are using social media to hype their wines.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-instagram-social-media-restaurants

Drinkers with college degrees prefer wine more than 2X as much as those less educated

The biggest threat to the wine industry in the next decade may be coming from regular wine drinkers substituting wine for other drinks at certain occasions, such as hard seltzer and cannabis wine

What’s becoming apparent from Wine Intelligence tracking data is that the wine category in the US is now being affected by trends relating to moderation and portfolio diversification.

https://www.wineintelligence.com/the-plural-drinker/

Are Wine Tastings A Farce?

After two or three courses can the palate be that discerning as to how well such beverages go with such involved recipes? Have you really learned anything about the wines worth using at your next dinner?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2019/12/10/are-wine-tastings-a-farce/#1f4281b72928

What Can We Learn from the Wine in Moderation Movement?

Wine in Moderation was founded in 2008 at a time when the European wine industry faced a growing threat. It wasn’t just that wine demand was falling — that had been going on for a couple of decades. And it wasn’t just the global financial crisis, either, although that didn’t help. It was rising anti-alcohol sentiments and policies that threatened wine both as an economic activity and also as an integral part of European culture.

https://wineeconomist.com/2019/12/10/wim/

MillerCoors plans to launch Vizzy, a hard seltzer with the antioxidant vitamin C, in 2020

Seeking to capture a bigger piece of the booming hard seltzer market

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/news/millercoors-plans-launch-vizzy-hard-seltzer-antioxidant-vitamin-c-2020?sf225724556=1

What Oak Trees Mean to the Health of Vineyards

There’s something iconic about driving through California’s Central Coast and seeing giant oak trees scattered across the landscape

https://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/what-oak-trees-mean-to-the-health-of-vineyards/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=c28f3a1018-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_10_10_42&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-c28f3a1018-64683881

The Top 10 Beers of 2019

Aaron Goldfarb picks the most memorable beers he tasted this year.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/top-10-beers-2019-bearded-iris-threes-brewing-sapwood-cellars-russian-river/

GLOBAL ORGANIC WINE CONSUMPTION TO HIT ONE BILLION BOTTLES BY 2023

Almost one billion bottles of organic wine are expected to be consumed around the world by 2023, new research has revealed, more than doubling from the 441 million bottles recorded in 2013.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/global-organic-wine-consumption-to-hit-one-billion-bottles-by-2023/

Everything you need to know about buying wine for the holidays

Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. It’s also the season when the most anticipated meals of the year warrant wines that will live up to the hype.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/dining/wine/2019/12/10/everything-know-buying-wine-gifts-holiday-season/4358208002/

10 Under-the-Radar Places Wine Lovers Need to Visit Now

These unsung gems have all the charm and none of the crowds.

https://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/a29797844/under-the-radar-places-wine-lovers/

3 Unexpectedly Insightful Non-Wine Books That Will Open Your Mind About Wine

Here were three books from this year’s list that helped to shift my thinking about some of the more salient topics in the wine world today.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/12/10/3-unexpectedly-insightful-non-wine-books-that-will-open-your-mind-about-wine/#42adf7a521cb

Empire Vines: A Quick Guide to New York Wine

What comes to mind when you hear New York wine? Most would say white table cloth restaurants with wine lists the length of the Brooklyn Bridge.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/new-york-state-wine-guide/

Napa Technology Announces New WineStation® Cellar: Dispenses and Stores Wine

WineStation® is the most effective temperature-controlled wine dispensing and preservation system in the marketplace today

Napa Technology’s WineStation Cellar in home.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/napa-technology-announces-new-winestation-cellar-dispenses-and-stores-wine-300972691.html

The Essential Guide to Port, a Global Powerhouse Born of a Happy Accident

What is Port, anyway?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/10/port-essential-guide/

5 reasons *not* to give wine this holiday season

Here are 5 reasons not to give the gift of alcohol to those you don’t know well:

https://blog.timesunion.com/kristi/2019/12/10/5-reasons-not-to-give-wine-this-holiday-season/

Why There’s a Bump in the Bottom of a Wine Bottle

There are many theories behind the indentation at the base of most wine bottles and no go-to when it comes to the most plausible reason (shocking, right?).

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/wine-bottle-punt-explanation/

Why are wine producers in Spain moving their vineyards uphill?

Spanish winemakers are having to adapt to the effects of global warming, and many are moving their vineyards further up the mountains

https://www.euronews.com/2019/12/11/why-are-wine-producers-in-spain-moving-their-vineyards-uphill

The Countries That Drink The Most Bourbon

Spain’s love for bourbon is top in the world.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/countries-drink-most-bourbon-top-25-2018/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=864588d821-DEC_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-864588d821-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-864588d821-38937345&mc_cid=864588d821&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Is Hard Seltzer A Fad? New Data Suggests Otherwise

Is hard seltzer here to stay or will sales of the fizzy alcoholic water eventually go flat?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisfurnari/2019/12/10/is-hard-seltzer-a-fad-new-data-suggests-otherwise/#680d01d64f5b

Five Important Wine Trends and Predictions for 2020

It’s not always easy to make predictions, but it is fun.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2019/12/five-important-wine-trends-and-predictions-for-2020/

 

The Art and Science of Aging Beer

A cold, fresh beer is tasty and all, but have you ever tried one that’s perfectly aged in a basement beer cellar?

https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-science/aging-beer.htm

 

 

Wine Lovers Can’t Get Enough of This Merlot-Scented Soap (and No, It Won’t Get You Drunk)

There are whiskey and beer versions, too

https://people.com/lifestyle/red-wine-soap-amazon/

What’s a Négociant?

Everything You Need to Know about Wine Buyers

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/what-is-negociant-wine-buyer/

Plenty to Go Around with these Wine-Buying Basics

This is the season to eat, drink and make merry. When planning a holiday menu, don’t forget to include the wine.

https://www.northeastohioboomer.com/blogs/plenty-to-go-around-with-these-wine-buying-basics/

Non-alcoholic drinks: how healthy are they?

Alcohol-free beer and wine are certainly healthier options. But does that mean they’re good for you?

https://theconversation.com/non-alcoholic-drinks-how-healthy-are-they-127943

Gallo-Constellation planned wine, spirits deal now $1.1B after trimming brands

They are trimming their $1.7 billion deal for lower-priced Constellation wines announced earlier this year, after regulator concerns about the transaction.

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/solanocounty/10455021-181/gallo-constellation-wine-business-acquisition?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=f8f428c121-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_12_10_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-f8f428c121-64683881

FOUR MAJOR LAWS SHAKING UP THE DRINKS WORLD

To make sense of it all and narrow the focus to what changes folks should really be concerned or excited about, we tapped legal minds all over the country

http://www.spiritedbiz.com/by-the-book-four-major-laws-shaking-up-the-drinks-world/

SUSSEX CLAIMS WORLD’S SMALLEST VINEYARD

Officially designated the Buckwell’s two grape vines in their Kitchen Garden as UK’s vineyard number 9321.

http://www.greatbritishwine.com/news/sussex-claims-worlds-smallest-vineyard/

The Best Limoncello Recipe You’ll Ever Make

Unlike many DIY projects, homemade limoncello provides maximum reward for minimal effort.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-limoncello-recipe-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8673a16b18-DEC_13_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8673a16b18-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8673a16b18-38937345&mc_cid=8673a16b18&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

7 Ways To Open A Bottle Of Wine Without A Corkscrew

Most of these methods aren’t 100% foolproof. In fact, they are all prone to screw up your bottle of wine if done incorrectly or without proper care

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-ways-to-open-a-bottle-of-wine-without-a-corkscrew/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8673a16b18-DEC_13_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8673a16b18-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8673a16b18-38937345&mc_cid=8673a16b18&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why Wine Costs So Much More At Restaurants

What goes into the pricing of a bottle of wine and why it’s so much more expensive table side.

https://cheddar.com/media/why-wine-costs-so-much-more-at-restaurants

500+ Wineries Add Augmented Reality to Labels

Augmented reality and artificial intelligence are propelling more than 500 wineries across the globe into futuristic marketing that cleverly connects wine-labels with millennial wine-lovers.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/12/12/500-wineries-add-augmented-reality-to-labels

The Best 50 Wines Under $50, 2019 Edition

After a year of sipping and swirling, a wine critic finds a whole constellation of new stars—ranging from cheap, fun fizz to exotic unfamiliar grapes.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-13/best-50-wines-under-50-2019-edition-red-white-orange-fizzy

 

10 Best Wines for Mulling, According to Sommeliers

There’s a widespread belief that wines used in flavored beverages like sangria and mulled wine don’t have to be high-quality

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-wine-for-mulled-wine/

 

Four Christmas recipes for alternatives to mulled wine

From a warming cava spritz to a port and cranberry sangria, festive party tipples that can be prepped in advance

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/dec/14/christmas-recipes-alternatives-mulled-wine-cinnamon-spritz-mulled-cider-sherry-cobbler-winter-sangria

 

How to choose wine for a Christmas party

Why not take along a bottle you actually want to drink? You can always tuck it behind the toaster once you’ve poured yourself a glass

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/dec/13/how-choose-wine-christmas-party-fiona-beckett

 

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