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September 20, 2019

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Liquor Industry News 09-16-19

September 16, 2019

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

09-16-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Non-alcohol beer Coors Edge coming to U.S. in November

New study: We’ll happily pay a premium for wine when it comes to Drink Local

11 Things You Should Know About Pappy Van Winkle

 

Organic Wine 101

There is a significant difference between wines made with organic grapes and those that are USDA Organic Certified.

https://www.cleaneatingmag.com/clean-pantry/organic-wine-101

 

ONE THIRD OF DRINKERS DON’T KNOW YOU CAN CHILL RED WINE

Of those surveyed, more than a third (36%) said they believed it is ‘completely wrong’ to drink refrigerated red wine, while just 8% will pour a glass or two of red during the summer months – instead turning to white or rosé.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/one-third-of-drinkers-dont-know-you-can-chill-red-wine/

 

Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee, A New Coffee Liqueur Extension

Mast-Jägermeister US today unveils Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee, the company’s latest innovation, which is set to launch nationally in January. The liqueur is made with a base of Jägermeister blended with flavors of Arabica coffee and cacao. It targets the shot occasion, aiming to attract brand loyalists as well as coffee fans. The 33% abv release will retail in the U.S. at around $25 a 750-ml. and $33 a liter. Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee also will be available in the U.K., with select travel retail markets to follow.

“We wanted to recruit a new generation of drinkers, and knew we had to create a liqueur to be enjoyed across numerous occasions,” said Mast-Jägermeister US’s CMO Chris Peddy. Director of innovation Jack Carson called it a natural idea, as Jägermeister and coffee already are a common pairing among fans.

The new release will cap a period of innovation for the brand, with CEO Jeff Popkin pointing to recent releases Mini Meisters, Coolpack, and Manifest as areas of success. The Coolpacks have performed particularly well, especially in national retail accounts. “The take rate has been excellent,” says Popkin. “The 375-ml. business is doing very well.”

 

HEATWAVE SHRINKS CHAMPAGNE HARVEST BY ALMOST 20%

Although yields in the region are officially limited by the Comité Champagne, which governs all aspects of production in the appellation, this year’s vintage is being restricted by nature, not man.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/heatwave-shrinks-champagne-harvest-by-almost-20/

 

How AR Is Reinventing Drinks Marketing

Interactive augmented reality apps and multisensory experiences create new opportunities for engaging with consumers

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-ar-is-reinventing-drinks-marketing/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=76294436&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_a29ObbOFK4TqtRsCrE3kPZlVFDS6rBeynuZCBSRlVtD_XOSV2rRVujgKTQNazY3DOkwQ4glFHVZ1fWi56WskhQ4pKxsaY2rFfaWXiIN_jkVGnlcg&_hsmi=76349312

 

Coffee is more like wine than you think

A parallel can easily be drawn between the worlds of wine and coffee.

https://azbigmedia.com/lifestyle/restaurants/coffee-is-more-like-wine-than-you-think/

How much does temperature affect a wine’s taste?

Does the temperature really matter?

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2019/09/wine-press-how-much-does-temperature-affect-a-wines-taste.html

Tandon Startup Developed Method for Pesticide-Free Weed, Wine and Tea

The protein breaks down the pesticides known as organophosphates, or OPs, found in the products

https://nyunews.com/news/2019/09/03/tandon-startup-detoxifies-weed-wine/

Apothic Wines Stuns Once Again With Launch Of Limited-Edition Sparkling Red

Apothic Sparkling Red is the boundary busting challenger to the sleepy world of sparkling white wine

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/apothic-wines-stuns-once-again-with-launch-of-limited-edition-sparkling-red-300910015.html

JAY Z’S CHAMPAGNE BRAND IS ABOUT TO RELEASE ITS ‘RAREST, MOST EXPENSIVE CUVÉE TO DATE’

Champagne Armand de Brignac is adding to its Blanc de Noirs Assemblage line with a new, expensive limited edition Champagne made from three separate vintages.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/jay-zs-champagne-brand-is-about-to-release-its-rarest-most-expensive-cuvee-to-date/

MTV star left blind in one eye after accident with champagne cork

MTV star Theo Campbell experienced the very real danger popping a bottle of champagne can pose firsthand this week when he says an unfortunate accident with a champagne cork left him unable to see in one eye.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/MTV-star-left-blind-in-one-eye-after-accident-14394416.php#photo-18173956

The untold story behind the Master Sommelier exam scandal

Attica wine director Jane Lopes proved her mastery as a sommelier, only to have the recognition stripped away.

https://www.goodfood.com.au/drinks/wine/the-untold-story-behind-the-master-sommeliers-exam-scandal-20190829-h1hj91?sfns=mo

Legal Wine Additives; the list

Materials Authorized for Treatment of Wine and Juice

https://thefeiringline.com/legal-wine-additives-the-list/

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New Wine

Terlato Wines has debuted a new luxury Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State’s Red Mountain appellation, Klipsun Vineyard Cabernet. The wine is sourced from and named for the region’s Klipsun vineyard, which Terlato purchased in 2016. Only 1,000 6-packs of the inaugural 2016 vintage will be released, with each individually numbered bottle retailing for $150 a 750-ml. In the past, grapes from the Klipsun vineyard have sold to Col Solare and Quilceda Creek, among others.

 

Why Big Doesn’t Always Mean Bad

Companies don’t grow to that size by selling wine consumers find offensive. And they don’t stay in business by shipping products which get taken right back to the store. The wines are clean. If anything, they are clean to a fault.

http://www.fredswan.wine/2019/08/28/big-doesnt-always-mean-bad/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=3c897d3cfa-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_03_09_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-3c897d3cfa-64683881

 

Are organic grapes better for winemaking?

Here are the results from recent studies, which have focused on the consequences that alternative farming systems have on vine, grape and wine parameters.

https://blog.vintagereport.com/2019/01/21/organic-grapes-winemaking/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=3c897d3cfa-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_03_09_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-3c897d3cfa-64683881

 

The Right Knives to Use With Every Type of Cheese

Just as there are preferred knives for slicing bread, filleting fish, and dicing vegetables, certain cheese knives are designed for specific types of cheese.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-right-knives-to-use-with-every-type-of-cheese-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6ed379676c-SEPT_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&mc_cid=6ed379676c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Nine of the World’s Most Beautiful Wine and Spirits Bottles

Some wine and spirit bottles are bona fide works of art.

https://vinepair.com/articles/9-best-wine-spirits-bottles/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6ed379676c-SEPT_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&mc_cid=6ed379676c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

11 Things You Should Know About Pappy Van Winkle

The whiskey is one of the hardest-to-find bottles out there, and it’s cherished worldwide as the ultimate example of quality.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-things-should-know-pappy-van-winkle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6ed379676c-SEPT_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&mc_cid=6ed379676c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Phylloxera Strikes Walla Walla Vineyards

Walla Walla Valley is unusually vulnerable to phylloxera because many growers there chose to plant grapevines on their own roots, rather than graft them onto phylloxera-resistant roots, as is common in most wine-producing regions.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/09/phylloxera-strikes-walla-walla-vineyards

 

Extended Rotating Warnings On Beverage Alcohol Labels? Perhaps

If certain groups have their way today, the U.S. beverage alcohol warning label may soon be graced with this adjunct message: “Government Warning: According to the Surgeon General, consumption of alcoholic beverages can cause cancer, including breast and colon cancers.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/09/03/extended-rotating-warnings-on-beverage-alcohol-labels-perhaps/#274d39bb4f3a

 

“Location-Aware” Wine Labels to Drive New Sales

Consumers are able to scan the labels of hundreds of wines, viewing that winery’s content which is stunningly displayed in  augmented reality, right at the bottle face

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/location-aware-wine-labels-to-drive-new-sales-says-third-aurora-300911177.html

 

Perfect pours for cheering on the Pats

Doubleback — that will have your guests going gaga as the GOAT surgically strikes at the heart of the Steelers defense with precise play-calling and execution.

https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/09/04/perfect-pours-for-cheering-on-the-pats/

 

What’s the Right Temperature for Champagne? It Depends.

There’s more to it than pulling it out of the fridge and popping the cork.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/03/best-chamapgne-temperature/

Yes, Hangover-Free Wines Do Exist

Dry Farm Wines tests the wines they carry in a lab because wine does not have a contents label, and thus we consumers are blind to what is actually in our wine.

https://styleblueprint.com/everyday/hangover-free-wines-dry-farm-wines/

What is the difference between fortified and unfortified wine?

Fortified wine means any wine, of more than sixteen percent (16%) and no more than twenty-four percent (24%) alcohol by volume, made by fermentation from grapes, fruits, berries, rice, or honey; or by the addition of pure cane, beet, or dextrose sugar; or by the addition of pure brandy from the same type of grape, fruit, berry, rice, or honey that is contained in the base wine and produced in accordance with the regulations of the United States. Unfortified wine means any wine of sixteen percent (16%) or less alcohol by volume, made by fermentation from grapes, fruits, berries, rice, or honey; or by the addition of pure cane, beet, or dextrose sugar; or by the addition of pure brandy from the same type of grape, fruit, berry, rice, or honey that is contained in the base wine and produced in accordance with the regulations of the United States.

 

Understanding the Evolution of Cannabis Wine

Cannabis—stands on complicated legal ground, caught in the contradictory crosshairs of federal and state regulations, while on the brink of contributing to whole new categories of consumable products, including cannabis-infused wine.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/understanding-the-evolution-of-cannabis-wine/

Cava growers to take strike action

Grape growers in Catalonia have agreed to strike action in September, to protest a dramatic fall in prices for Cava grapes.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/news/cava-growers-take-strike-action

New Bourbon

Larceny Bourbon has released an augmented reality smartphone app called Unlock the Rickhouse. Now through the end of the year, consumers can use the app to explore virtual rickhouses for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize and other goodies. The concept was inspired by the brand’s historical mascot John E. Fitzgerald, a treasury agent who used his authority to help himself to the choicest products in the rickhouses under his purview. Part of Bardstown, Kentucky-based Heaven Hill’s portfolio, Larceny Bourbon is at 46% abv and retails for $25 a 750-ml. Last year, Larceny depleted 103,000 cases in the U.S., up 21%, according to Impact Databank.

How, When, and Why It’s Okay to Send Back a Bottle of Wine

A lot depends on why you’re refusing the wine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-why-send-back-wine-restaurant/

Cracking the Wine Code

Your local, passionate wine purveyor loves to help you have a great wine experience.

https://thetahoeweekly.com/2019/09/cracking-the-wine-code/

The High-Altitude Vineyards of Greece

As one of Europe’s most mountainous countries, Greece is a hotbed of excellent high-altitude wines.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/04/high-altitude-vineyards-of-greece/

Why a Wine’s Alcohol-by-Volume is Lying to You

One thing required to be on a label (sort of) is the percent of alcohol by volume, or abv. You might be surprised, however, to learn the alcohol percentage listed is often not entirely true.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/04/wine-abv-is-a-lie/

Judge orders Anheuser-Busch to halt ‘corn syrup’ labels

To stop using Bud Light packaging that implies rival brews made by MillerCoors contain corn syrup.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/judge-orders-anheuser-busch-halt-170942544.html

Online selling means building trust. Here are 5 ways to win that & 5 to lose it.

 

How to Tell if Wine Has Gone Bad

As a general rule, if a wine bottle is open for over a week it’s probably gone “bad.”

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/how-to-tell-if-wine-has-gone-bad/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

The 20 Best Bottled-in-Bond Whiskeys, Ryes, Bourbons, and Brandies at Every Price

You’ve probably heard the term “bottled in bond” before, but what exactly does it mean?

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/20-best-bottled-in-bond-whiskeys-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=be930555fe-SEPT_6_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-be930555fe-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-be930555fe-38937345&mc_cid=be930555fe&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Distiller uses beef bones to create video game vodka

The vodka is made from a wheat spirit base. Once the beef bones have been roasted and smoked, the marrow is extracted and macerated in neutral grain alcohol. The spirit is then distilled at a low temperature in a vacuum still.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/distiller-uses-beef-bones-to-create-video-game-vodka/

 

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Chapel Hill has grown steadily in both population and reputation on the national dining scene over the last two decades.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/05/a-wine-lovers-guide-to-chapel-hill-north-carolina/

Half-Bottles of Wine Offer Value and Variety. So Why Aren’t We Drinking Them?

Half-bottles hold 375 milliliters, or 12.6 ounces, of wine — the equivalent of two generous glasses

https://vinepair.com/articles/half-bottle-wine-advantages/

 

Millennials are drinking more because they’re having kids

In 2013, millennials consumed about 24 alcoholic drinks per month. By this year, that number has climbed to about 29 per month – with about 77% of all millennials in the U.S. consuming alcoho

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/05/constellations-brands-millennials-are-drinking-more-because-of-kids.html

Chianti producers to consider increasing sweetness to ‘appeal to women’ and younger drinkers

The Italian government has approved a request from the Chianti Wine Consortium that will allow wine producers to raise the level of residual sugars from the grapes they use to produce the famous wine in line with European regulations.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/05/chianti-producers-consider-increasing-sweetness-appeal-women/

 

New study: We’ll happily pay a premium for wine when it comes to Drink Local

Results hint that consumers are less likely to associate price with quality for national brands, and are more likely to buy cheaper products since they all seem the same regardless of price. But the reverse seems to be true for local wine; that is, consumers equate higher price with better quality.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/new-study-well-happily-pay-a-premium-for-wine-when-it-comes-to-drink-local/

 

https://phys.org/news/2019-09-consumers-price-quality-products.html

 

 

Non-alcohol beer Coors Edge coming to U.S. in November

With the launch of the Coors Edge, which contains 41 calories, 8 grams of carbohydrates and less than 0.5% alcohol-by-volume, the brewer is taking another step in modernizing its portfolio of lower-octane beverages.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/non-alcohol-beer-coors-edge-coming-us-november?sf218897512=1

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 09-12-19

September 12, 2019

Exploring all things wine with you!

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Liquor Industry News 09-09-19

September 9, 2019

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

09-09-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Eight Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask About Spiked Seltzer

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

Why I Let My Kids Drink Wine

 

The Ultimate Guide To Spanish Wine

The Spanish wine scene is going through exciting times

https://www.thewinesociety.com/guides-wine-regions-spain

Wine Freedom Expands Membership to Protect Wine Drinkers Rights
Wine Freedom is supported by consumers, the National Association of Wine Retailers, and others

https://www.winefreedom.org

 

NAPA PRODUCER INTRODUCES NEW ‘CULT CAB’

A boutique producer in the Napa Valley has launched a new limited edition Cabernet Sauvignon, of just 300 magnums priced at US$3,500 each, with the owner declaring it to be, “wild energy, a leopard”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/napa-producer-introduces-new-cult-cab/

The Most Iconic Food and White Wine Pairings — and Why They Work So Well

Ready to sample some gastronomical matches made in heaven? Here are five of the world’s most iconic food and white wine pairings, and why they work.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-food-white-wine-pairings-guide/

How to Order Wine Like a Boss (Without Paying Like One)

If you are the one handing over your credit card, how can you keep the wine bill under control?

https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2019/08/26/how-to-order-wine-like-a-boss-without-paying-like-one/?slreturn=20190728091710

Why I Let My Kids Drink Wine

My Italian wife grew up with her father offering her wine at the table. Not a bottle, just a sip here and there. We now do the same with our 10 and 8 year old. A sip here and there.

https://10daily.com.au/views/a190819efzgw/why-i-let-my-kids-drink-wine-20190826

Are Expensive Wines Better?

The question is broad, so a simple “yes or no” answer doesn’t work, but the short answer is “usually.”

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/are-expensive-wines-better-/1041

Impact Compounds

These compounds are derived from grape chemistry, vineyard environment, and winemaking techniques.

http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/impact-compounds

Ten top-quality Irish whiskeys for $50 or less

From a five-year-old whiskey created by the founders behind one of the world’s top bars to an Irish whiskey finished in Caribbean rum casks, there’s something to suit every palate in our pick of top bottlings from the Emerald Isle.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/ten-top-quality-irish-whiskeys-for-50-or-less/

‘MISLEADING’ LABELS ON IRISH WHISKEY COULD DAMAGE CATEGORY

Any statements on labels that “would appear to give the impression of distilling where distilling is not yet taking place, is not permitted,” according to the IWA

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/misleading-labels-on-irish-whiskey-could-damage-category-growth/

New Tanqueray

Tanqueray gin has unveiled a new flavored expression. Distilled four times with the essence of orange, Tanqueray Sevilla Orange is now rolling out across select Florida markets. While the launch will initially be limited to 1-liter bottles, 750-ml. packaging is set to debut in October. The orange-tinted expression first launched in Europe last September. Tanqueray is a part of Diageo’s gin portfolio, which also includes the Gordon’s, Jinzu, and Villa Ascenti labels.

Wait, ‘Hyperdecanting’ Wine Isn’t Just a Succession Joke?

Should hyperdecant because “it softens the tannins, ages the aromas.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2019/08/succession-connor-roy-hyperdecanting-wine.html

The Complete Guide to Cork Taint

This is a broad term which is applied to wine faults affecting the smell and taste of the wine.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/08/the-complete-guide-to-cork-taint

Drink These 50 Wines to Be a French Wine Expert

French wine is endlessly fascinating. If you try the 50 wines here, or even a fair percentage of them, you’ll never be daunted by the French wine section on a restaurant list ever again.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/best-french-wines

Organic and biodynamic wines quality and characteristics: the scientific point of view

The organic wines represent the 2.4% of the wine global market and their trend is increasing. Their production is regulated by law, but it has not the same meaning in different countries.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2019/08/25/organic-and-biodynamic-wines-quality-and-characteristics-the-scientific-point-of-view/

The world’s three largest wineries, all owned by the same company

In 2000, they claimed to take one-third of the total grape harvest in California (they have 90 000 acres under contract), and to make more wine than all of Australia.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/california/the-worlds-three-largest-wineries-all-owned-by-the-same-company

Inside Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico, one of the world’s most celebrated wine regions, lies between the renowned Tuscan cities of Florence and Siena.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/styles-regions/inside-chianti-classico?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=8e8ad1ab6a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_27_09_34&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-8e8ad1ab6a-64683881

HOW TO STOP YOUR TEEN FROM DRINKING AND DRIVING

While you may not be able to control every choice your teen makes, you can help steer him or her in the right direction. The following suggestions can help you keep your teen from getting an underage OUI conviction.

https://www.carneydefense.com/blog/2019/05/how-to-stop-your-teen-from-drinking-and-driving.shtml

Stoli Group Unveils New Upscale Tequila, Villa One

Stoli Group has partnered with musician and actor Nick Jonas and fashion designer John Varvatos on a new high-end Tequila brand called Villa One. The new entry will debut nationally next month, including 100%-blue agave Silver ($45 a 750-ml.), Reposado ($50), and Añejo ($60) expressions made at Stoli Group’s Fabrica de Tequilas Finos distillery by master distiller Arturo Fuentes. All are at 40% abv.

The Villa One brand was inspired by a trip that Jonas and Varvatos took to Mexico last year. The duo is responsible for Villa One’s bottle design, which includes jewelry-inspired metalwork that’s a signature of the John Varvatos brand, and will promote the label under the tagline “Life as it should be.” Stoli Group acting president and CEO Rudy Costello noted that the ultra-premium Tequila space is continuing its strong growth trend, and is projected to expand by about 8% this year.

“At launch, we’re focusing on high-quality distribution channels and ensuring that the brand is introduced the right way,” Stoli noted in a statement to SND. “We own our own distillery, so we can manage demand along the way, but we do have long-term aspirations to compete with the top five tequilas in the ultra-premium sector.” Villa One joins the existing Cenote Tequila in Stoli Group’s brand stable.

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Partners with Professional Football Teams

No. 3 Glass Wine Brand in U.S.* Becomes Official Wine Partner of Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears, and New York Giants and Celebrates Partnership by Introducing New Football Themed Canned Wine

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/08/28/1907788/0/en/Woodbridge-by-Robert-Mondavi-Partners-with-Professional-Football-Teams.html

The Science of Color in Wine

Wine professionals discuss pigmentation, extraction, and how color can affect everything from appearance to ageability

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-color-in-wine/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=10252b600d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_28_09_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-10252b600d-64683881

How to Create Pinot Noir Wine Flights

One tip to consider when tasting: rather than searching for fruit flavors, focus on texture.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/08/27/create-pinot-noir-wine-flights/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=10252b600d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_28_09_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-10252b600d-64683881

Nick Jonas and John Varvatos create Villa One Tequila

The pair were inspired to launch their Tequila brand after taking a trip to Mexico with friends and family in 2018.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/nick-jonas-and-john-varvatos-create-villa-one-tequila/

The Secret About Wine Vintages

The reality is, the moment you find a wine you truly love, you have to accept it will never be the same again. Why? Vintage variation.

https://winefolly.com/episode/the-secret-about-wine-vintages-video/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

It always has been there and it always will be. It’s time to accept the inevitability and choose the best of the worst.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-cheap-american-beers-ranked-from-awful-to-drinabkle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=22590d4554-AUG_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-22590d4554-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-22590d4554-38937345&mc_cid=22590d4554&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

U.S. Supermarket Wine Is Getting Better

Supermarket wine has a pretty bad rap here — deservedly so.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanneobriencoffey/2019/08/28/is-us-supermarket-wine-getting-better/#4315d47464e3

Patriots commemorative 6X champions wine collection

Manos Wine, a company specializing in deep-etched and hand-painted bottles, announced a partnership with the Patriots,

https://www.patriots.com/news/manos-makes-commemorative-6x-champions-wine-collection

Red Wines of Prosecco

When it comes to looking for red wines with moderate-level alcohol with finesse and restraint, the Prosecco wine area is probably the last place in Europe that one might consider.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathrinetodd/2019/08/28/red-wines-of-prosecco/#3e94d6537e9a

How to spot a good wine

How exactly do you differentiate a good wine from a bad one?

https://www.brusselstimes.com/opinion/65739/how-to-spot-a-good-wine/

Gen Z Wine Consumers: What Do They Want from the Wine Industry?

While many wine marketers have been focusing on selling wine to Millennials, more than 20 million Generation Z consumers have reached legal drinking age since 2016

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=218675

Why is fine wine easier to value than art and cars?

When it comes to investment, wine, art and cars have often been regarded as ‘pleasurable’ assets.

https://www.liv-ex.com/2019/08/fine-wine-easier-value-art-cars/

Australian Wine 101: The Lowdown on Wine Down Under

It’s home to many inventions and new technology that, quite literally, changed the world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/australian-wine-101/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=678a37c82d-AUG_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-678a37c82d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-678a37c82d-38937345&mc_cid=678a37c82d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Eight Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask About Spiked Seltzer, Hard Tea, and Other FMBs

Confused about the connection between hard seltzers and beer, not to mention the differences between hard tea and other spiked canned or bottled beverages?

https://vinepair.com/articles/spiked-seltzer-guide-definition-hard-tea/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=678a37c82d-AUG_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-678a37c82d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-678a37c82d-38937345&mc_cid=678a37c82d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

This Is What The ‘Summer Of Seltzer’ Has Done To Beer Sales

It seemed as if everywhere you turned during summer 2019, from barbecues to the beach, there was a spiked seltzer.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilycappiello/2019/08/29/this-is-what-the-summer-of-seltzer-has-done-to-beer-sales/#6ab2b1ea63a6

Ball Is Making Aluminum Beer Pong Cups That Are ‘Infinitely Recyclable’

The aluminum Solo-esque cups are “infinitely recyclable,” the brand said, much more so than the cheap plastic cups that litter backyards and parking lots after a long day of drinking

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a28842420/ball-aluminum-cups-sustainability-beer-pong/

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Montreal

Despite a dearth of independent wine shops due to Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ), Quebec’s liquor retail system, Montreal’s growing wine scene, which champions natural wine, only helps to establish the city’s distinctive culture.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/08/29/a-wine-lovers-guide-to-montreal/

Like Your Favorite Wines, French Absinthe Now Has Geographical Protection

Made from anise seed, fennel and wormwood, absinthe was introduced over the border of Switzerland to France in the early part of the 1800s

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2019/08/29/like-your-favorite-wines-french-absinthe-now-has-geographical-protection/#70778b981473

 

Wine’s Alcohol Levels Explained

During the harvesting and fermentation stages of winemaking, alcohol is created differentiating wine from the simple grape juice.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4094843.html

 

Is Rosé About To Trump Champagne?

At weddings, sparkling wine is on its way out and rosé is in,

https://www.forbes.com/sites/sylviebigar/2019/08/29/is-ros-about-to-trump-champagne/#43d983a14277

 

Wine Drinker? This Expert Says This Is How To Learn To Love Beer

How does one make the switch from a mainly wine palate to one that can appreciate the layers and flavors of the variety of beers out there?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilycappiello/2019/08/30/wine-drinker-this-expert-says-this-is-how-to-learn-to-love-beer/#62528a2c3d1e

 

What is Biodynamic Wine? A Quick and Easy Guide to the Buzzyworthy Trend

Most people associate biodynamics with cow horns filled with manure, tea treatments, and the stellar calendar — hippies parading through vineyard rows tossing dashes of chamomile here, honey there.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/what-is-biodynamic-wine-guide/

 

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Harpoon’s new beer celebrates the chaos that is Allston Christmas

The 7 Mistakes Everyone Makes At A Wine Shop

Why You Should Always Tap the Table Before Taking a Shot

 

Beam Suntory is the world’s third-largest spirits marketer, with global volume up 2.3% to nearly 62 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

US BREWERY RECEIVES DEATH THREATS OVER NUCLEAR TEST SITE BEER

The Dallas-based business received complaints after it named a beer after Bikini Atoll, a part of an island chain that witnessed 23 US nuclear tests between 1946 and 1958.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/us-brewery-receives-death-threats-over-nuclear-test-site-beer/

 

VAPORISED VODKA BALLOON TREND HITS UK NIGHTCLUBS

Inhaling the vaporized vodka means the alcohol enters the bloodstream more quickly that it would in its liquid form. According to The Sun, when inhaled the effects are almost instant and last for up to 20 minutes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/vaporised-vodka-balloon-trend-hits-uk-nightclubs/

THE COCA WINE FAD: A BRIEF HISTORY

History of coca wine, a Bordeaux and cocaine combination that was imbibed with gusto by presidents as well as popes

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/the-coca-wine-fad-a-brief-history/

Texas Gose Mad for Sour Pickle Beer

Called Sour Pickle Beer, the brew combines Martin House’s Salty Lady goseand Best Maid’s pickle juice for a 5.5-percent-ABV pour.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/texas-sour-pickle-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a3406691db-AUG_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a3406691db-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a3406691db-38937345&mc_cid=a3406691db&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

6 amazing things you didn’t know you can do with wine

Amazing things people do with wine that most of us probably do not know.

https://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/food-drink/drink/6-amazing-things-you-didnt-know-you-can-do-with-wine-30864228

Wine descriptions are related to perceived wine quality

One does not have to spend more than a few seconds reading wine writing to realize that this is not normal human discourse.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2019/08/wine-descriptions-are-related-to.html

 

DIAGEO ADDS MORE GAME OF THRONES WHISKIES TO JOHNNIE WALKER RANGE

The latest whiskies are inspired by two of the most important houses in the show – House Stark and House Targaryen

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/diageo-adds-two-more-game-of-thrones-whiskies-to-johnnie-walker-range/

 

 

The Petition for a White Wine Emoji Has Been Sadly Rejected

If you’ve ever scrolled through your phone looking for a white wine emoji, you’re not alone

https://people.com/food/white-wine-emoji-rejected-again/

CHECK YOUR WINE…NEW LIST OF WINES CITED FOR HIGH LEVELS OF ARSENIC

A new list of wines was announced as part of a lawsuit citing that several wines being sold have extremely high levels of inorganic arsenic which could be dangerous to the drinker.

http://viralserve.club/list-of-wines-cited-in-lawsuit-for-having-dangerously-high-arsenic-levels/

https://wyrk.com/check-your-wine-new-list-of-wines-cited-for-high-levels-of-arsenic/

 

Time to rethink the restaurant wine ritual

Wine is innately social. When a bottle is opened, its contents are usually shared.

But how social is the way wine is handled in a restaurant?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general/time-rethink-restaurant-wine-ritual

 

Beer dating — it’s a thing and you should know about it

When you shop for beer, do you check each can or bottle for a date indicating when a beer was made, or when it will be past it’s prime? If not, you probably should.

https://www.marinij.com/2019/08/20/beer-dating-its-a-thing-and-you-should-know-about-it/

 

Bordeaux winemakers forced to promote rose and white wines as young drinkers abandon red

For centuries Bordeaux has been renowned for its medium- and full-bodied reds, but young French people are joining the global trend of favouring rosé, white and sparkling wines.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/20/bordeaux-winemakers-forced-promote-rose-white-wines-young-drinkers/

 

Understanding Sherry’s New Regulations

The change will permit nonfortified wines in some subregions, allowing for greater diversity

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/understanding-sherrys-new-regulations/

 

THIS NEW PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE IS ALSO A HARD SELTZER, SO IT’S THE HOLY GRAIL OF FALL

Busch Beer recently posted a picture of their new “Pumpkin Spice Latte Super Hard Seltzer.” We know, we’re losing our minds too.

https://www.bestproducts.com/lifestyle/a28724123/busch-beer-pumpkin-spice-latte-hard-seltzer/

 

We blind-tasted 38 hard seltzers. These were the winners (and many losers)

The definitive hard seltzer tasting, from White Claw and Truly to Bon & Viv and Smirnoff

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/We-blind-tasted-38-hard-seltzers-These-were-the-14364159.php

 

 

Drew Bledsoe Marches Downfield, Launches Oregon Pinot Label

The former NFL QB and Washington Cabernet vintner is starting a project with his winemaker to make site-specific Willamette Pinot and Walla Walla Syrah

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/drew-bledsoe-marches-downfield-launches-oregon-pinot-walla-walla-syrah-label-unfiltered?sfns=mo

 

Wine’s biggest problem? Consumers don’t care about wine

If wine is truly going to connect with its target audience it needs to really understand what consumers do care about and that means getting deep, down and digital.

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/paul-mabray-wines-biggest-problem-consumers-dont-care-as-much-as-we-do/

 

Rosé Vodka Is the New Pink Wave — and It’s Actually Pretty Great

Rosé has become so imbedded in society, the trend no longer stops at wine.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/is-rose-vodka-good-best-rose-vodka-brands

 

Thinking in Smell

When it comes to olfaction, Americans are culturally underdeveloped.

https://deborahparkerwong.com/2019/08/20/thinking-in-smell/

 

Too Many Discounts Lessen the Worth of Your Wine

Regularly offering lower prices, free shipping and other incentives that focus on discounts is not likely to encourage customers to appreciate why your wine is worth what you usually charge for it.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/08/21/too-many-discounts-lessen-the-worth-of-your-wine

 

Jameson unveils new Caskmates whiskeys in US

The new Jameson Caskmates Bale Breaker Limited Edition and Jameson Caskmates Revolution Brewing Limited Edition Irish whiskeys form Jameson’s Caskmates Hyperlocal Editions.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/jameson-unveils-new-caskmates-whiskeys-in-us/

 

 

Why You Should Always Tap the Table Before Taking a Shot

“Clinking glasses is toasting one another. Touching the countertop is toasting the house,”

https://vinepair.com/articles/you-should-always-tap-the-table-before-taking-a-shot/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dfd10a6702-AUG_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dfd10a6702-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dfd10a6702-38937345&mc_cid=dfd10a6702&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 20 Best Rums for Every Budget

For as little as $35, drinkers can purchase a range of high-quality aged rums boasting more than a decade in barrel. (Good luck finding similarly aged bourbon or Scotch at that price.)

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/20-best-rums-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dfd10a6702-AUG_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dfd10a6702-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dfd10a6702-38937345&mc_cid=dfd10a6702&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to pair wine with burgers

If you’re going to have a great burger, don’t waste the experience with bad wine.
https://www.decanter.com/learn/food/how-to-pair-wine-with-burgers-423106/#Oxlk7LmUqbvxfPgV.99

Wine Enthusiast names two Massachusetts all-stars on its ’40 Under 40′ list

Wine Enthusiast is celebrating two people who are dominating Boston’s bar scene.

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2019/08/22/wine-enthusiast-names-two-massachusetts-all-stars-on-its-40-under-40-list

Get to Know Pineau d’Aunis

The versatile grape, which is also known as Chenin Noir—purportedly a favorite of King Henry III of England

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/get-to-know-pineau-daunis/

Five top-quality American whiskeys for $30 or less

It’s an exciting time for the American whiskey category as producers invest in new distilleries and take innovation up a notch. Here, we present five expressions that offer high quality at an affordable price.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/five-top-quality-american-whiskeys-for-30-or-less/

ANCIENT GRAPE EMERGES FROM OBSCURITY IN SICILY

Called Nocera, the variety is believed to have been the main grape of Roman ‘great estate’ Marmertinum in Sicily, as identified by Pliny the Elder in the second century BC.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/ancient-grape-emerges-from-obscurity-in-sicily/

 

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a French wine appellation known for its bold Grenache-based red blends.

https://winefolly.com/review/all-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-chateauneuf-du-pape-wine-and-more/?utm_campaign=8%2F22%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Pinot%20Noir%2C%20CdP%2C%20Magnum%20%28Ph4BV9%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

5 Facts on Pinot Noir that You Should See

Wines made with Pinot Noir have cultivated a gigantic following of hardcore wine enthusiasts.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/5-facts-about-pinot-noir/?utm_campaign=8%2F22%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Pinot%20Noir%2C%20CdP%2C%20Magnum%20%28Ph4BV9%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

The 7 Mistakes Everyone Makes At A Wine Shop

These are the 7 most common.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-7-most-common-mistakes-youre-making-at-the-wine-shop/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7841863f85-AUG_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7841863f85-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7841863f85-38937345&mc_cid=7841863f85&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Make These Italian Wine Cookies With Your Leftover Wine

Use the last of that baking spirit and a few ingredients already in the pantry to make these simple Italian wine cookies.

https://vinepair.com/articles/leftover-wine-make-italian-wine-cookies-course/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7841863f85-AUG_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7841863f85-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7841863f85-38937345&mc_cid=7841863f85&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Harpoon’s new beer celebrates the chaos that is Allston Christmas

Thousands of undergraduate and graduate students living off campus flood the city to settle in to new apartments on September 1 before the school year begins, resulting in a sidewalk free-for-all of couches, lamps, fans, desks, and miscellaneous items that can only be classified as stuff.

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2019/08/23/harpoon-brewery-allston-christmas

 

What to Expect When You Visit a Winery

No matter where in the world you are, set yourself up for a great winery experience by remembering a few simple tips:

https://www.wacotrib.com/sponsored/prestige/what-to-expect-when-you-visit-a-winery/article_3cb70a17-f4db-5e60-a9c9-33386a505322.html

 

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August 26, 2019

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

08-26-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Is Wine Gluten-Free? We Asked a Nutritionist

Yes, beer bottles can spontaneously explode

Peek Inside A Wine Lover’s Liquor Cabinet: 5 Essential Components

 

 

Top 10 award-winning Irish whiskeys

Global sales of Irish whiskey have soared by more than 300% in the past decade as quality and innovation draws in new drinkers. We present award-winning expressions from our recent blind-tasting competition.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/top-10-award-winning-irish-whiskey-brands/

 

How the ‘GrandMa’ Shot Became the Official Drink of Newport, R.I.

Grand Marnier, or “GrandMa,” often gathers dust on lower bar shelves across America. Not so in Newport

https://vinepair.com/articles/grand-marnier-shot-newport/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=68d764a9d9-AUG_12_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-68d764a9d9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-68d764a9d9-38937345&mc_cid=68d764a9d9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The World’s Seven Most Important Sweet Wines

The best sweet wines are born in the vineyard, where a number of different factors can provide a much higher concentration of sugar than found in grapes used for still wines.

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-best-sweet-wines-world/

 

Study to investigate uses for Marlborough wine harvest waste

The region produces up to 65,000 tones of grape marc each year, which can contain up to 60 percent liquid and requires careful management to minimize its impacts on the environment.

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/rural/2019/08/study-to-investigate-uses-for-marlborough-wine-harvest-waste.html

 

The Top 10 Growers in Sonoma County by Acreage

These 10 companies own the most acreage in Sonoma County.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=217908

 

Rosé Beer is the Hot New Brewing Trend — And These Are the Best Ones

That doesn’t mean breweries have begun making wine and are blending in a drop of beer to make rosé beer — grapes can only be 49% of the fermentables to still be classified as a brew,

https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/what-is-the-best-rose-beer

 

Moderate Wine Drinkers Live Longer, Study Shows

The debate over alcohol and health gets a positive boost from a detailed analysis of 8,000 older Americans

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/moderate-wine-drinkers-live-longer-study-shows?fbclid=IwAR3vAdzHWr7CHzpVOHJrg-Ifo2SjPTH_o-tSrjmyfpqrRSXPI5JlZWA6U64

 

5 Unexpected Commonalities Between Wine and Meditation

Let me tease out a few commonalities between these two seemingly incongruous things that both resonate with this ABG community.

https://abalancedglass.com/30-days-of-discovery/2019/8/8/5-unexpected-commonalities-between-wine-and-meditation

 

How Bottle Size Affects the Flavor of Wine during Aging

The easy thing of course would just be to make every bottle exactly the same shape and size, but in reality, there are some quite notable differences between them, and for good reason.

http://socialvignerons.com/2019/08/07/how-bottle-size-affects-the-flavor-of-wine-during-aging/

 

Top 10 award-winning American whiskeys

Looking across multiple categories, from single malt to Tennessee whiskey, Bourbon to rye, a wide range of whiskeys were awarded the top accolades of Master and Gold medals for their quality.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/top-10-award-winning-american-whiskeys/

 

9 Things You Should Know About Mount Gay Rum

Whether you’re familiar with Mount Gay or not, here’s everything you need to know about a brand that’s been distilling rum for more than three centuries.

https://vinepair.com/articles/mount-gay-rum-guide-barbados/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a2c92315c4-AUG_13_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a2c92315c4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a2c92315c4-38937345&mc_cid=a2c92315c4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Beer 101: What Are Hops?

Today, many beer varieties boast a “hop-forward” flavor profile, but for many people what that really means remains ambiguous.

https://www.hourdetroit.com/restaurants-food/hops-beer/

 

A Comparison Of Same Wines In Bottles And Cans Ended In Near Draw

Each type of wine was served (blind) in two separate cups—one for bottled, one for canned. Participants were asked which one they liked better

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/08/12/a-comparison-of-same-wines-in-bottles-and-cans-ended-in-near-draw/#408a2d3e2e0c

 

Keto-friendly wine is real: How to tell which kinds pass the test

Now, there’s a whole category of companies and websites devoted to selling what they say are keto-friendly vintages. Here’s some tips to know whether it’s okay to include a wine.

https://www.today.com/health/keto-friendly-wine-real-how-drink-wine-keto-diet-t160621

 

Low calorie wines and hard seltzers are big sellers, but are they healthy?

They’re following the lead of packaged foods that tout health benefits.

https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20190812/low-calorie-wines-and-hard-seltzers-are-big-sellers-but-are-they-healthy

 

Why Ultra-Aged Spirits are Ripping You Off

If you sip a 40-year-old Bourbon or 50-year-old Scotch, you’re basically sipping on oak tannins, bragging rights, a sense of history and little else.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/08/12/ultra-aged-spirits-ripping-you-off/

 

Why Your Next Cabernet Sauvignon Should Be from South Africa

South Africa has a long history with Cabernet Sauvignon, both as a varietal and blended wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/08/12/next-cabernet-sauvignon-should-be-south-africa/

Bledsoe Family Winery set to open tasting room in Oregon

It will be the first satellite tasting room in Oregon for the Bledsoes, and the second retail location for the Bledsoe Family Winery brand – a second label for their iconic Doubleback Winery.

https://greatnorthwestwine.com/2019/08/12/bledsoe-family-winery-set-to-open-tasting-room-in-oregon/

 

PBR has released a new hard seltzer with 8% alcohol — higher than most beers on the market

The new seltzer will be available in select stores in Arizona, California, Montana, and Texas.

https://www.insider.com/pbr-launched-new-hard-seltzer-with-8-percent-alcohol-2019-8

 

How Cannabis Will Impact the Wine Trade

Experts examined the impact of legal recreational cannabis on the wine industry at the Wine & Weed Symposium,

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-cannabis-will-impact-the-wine-trade/

 

What Costco Is Doing to the Liquor Business

Costco has multiple revenue streams, notably membership dues, that make light gross margin pick up on liquor, wine and beer not as critical and in fact, a core business principle.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/08/13/what-costco-is-doing-to-the-liquor-business

 

Is the wine customer always right?

The blogger made the point in his report that no information was given about the wine before he ordered it; there was a presumption that he would recognise the producer’s name and know what to expect. But what right has anyone in the service field to presume in this way?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/wine-customer-always-right

 

Natty Light Launches Cheap, Boozy Hard Seltzer

Natural Light Seltzer is available nationwide in two excessively yet vaguely described flavors

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/natural-light-seltzer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=60098448b5-AUG_14_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-60098448b5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-60098448b5-38937345&mc_cid=60098448b5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

COUPLE SUES DIAGEO FOR £40K OVER ‘ANGELS’ SHARE’ FUNGUS DAMAGE

homas and Gail Chalmers claim that the “nuisance” alcohol vapour contributed to the development of a fungus. This fungus caused damage to their house and outdoor furniture, and has meant that the value of their property has decreased.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/couple-sues-diageo-for-40k-over-angels-share-fungus-damage/

 

CHILE’S OSORNO HAS ‘TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL’ FOR HIGH QUALITY SPARKLING WINE

Osorno, located at a latitude of 40 degrees – roughly the same as the North Island of New Zealand – it is one of the emerging wine regions in the far south of Chile, giving its name to a city, province and volcano in the region.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/chiles-osorno-has-tremendous-potential-for-high-quality-sparkling-wine/

 

Just Get the Cheapest Bottle of Wine

Go ahead and get the cheapest bottle of wine with a clean conscience.

https://www.eater.com/2019/8/13/20799232/order-the-cheapest-bottle-of-wine

 

The Essential Guide to Pinot Noir

When done right, it produces lighter-bodied wines of elegance, complexity and longevity.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/08/13/the-essential-guide-to-pinot-noir/

 

How We Are Wired for Smell

Scientists explore the brain’s “olfactory map”

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-we-are-wired-for-smell/

 

How to Pair Oysters and Beer

This pairing is just a guideline to get you started.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevingray/2019/08/14/pair-oysters-beer/#59b15a44565d

 

Illustrated Grape Vine Training Methods

Let’s go over the basics and discuss several common vine training systems that you’re likely to see on your next journey through wine country.

https://winefolly.com/review/grape-vine-training-methods-illustration/?utm_campaign=8%2F15%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Vine%20Training%2C%20Aroma%20Kit%2C%20Basic%20Wine%20Poster%20%28Q2g2gU%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Put Down That Hard Seltzer. These Wines Are Best in Hot, Hot Weather

The requirements for a heatwave-ready wine are dead simple: high acidity and low alcohol, preferably well below 12.5%.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-15/best-wines-for-hot-summer-weather-have-high-acidity-low-alcohol

 

Peek Inside A Wine Lover’s Liquor Cabinet: 5 Essential Components

Even the most wine-enthusiastic among us appreciate having a special, dedicated space that houses everything we need to create mixed drinks for those occasions that call for them

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/08/14/peek-inside-a-wine-lovers-liquor-cabinet-5-essential-components/#2cf8430e326d

 

Here’s How to Get Creative With Summertime MioMosas

Some delicious fruity options to keep the MioMosas flowing.

https://vinepair.com/articles/heres-how-to-get-creative-with-summertime-mimosas/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e0b1d5f74b-AUG_16_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e0b1d5f74b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e0b1d5f74b-38937345&mc_cid=e0b1d5f74b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Eight of the Best Beers for Micheladas, Tasted and Ranked

simple Michelada recipethat calls for beer (preferably Mexican lager), Mexican hot sauce, a salt rim, and a squeeze of lime.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/8-best-beers-for-micheladas-ranked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e0b1d5f74b-AUG_16_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e0b1d5f74b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e0b1d5f74b-38937345&mc_cid=e0b1d5f74b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Four Loko Tweets About Hard Seltzer and People Have Feelings

14-percent ABV Sour Seltzer, with an accompanying caption declaring: “Hard Seltzers ran so we could fly.”

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/four-loko-hard-seltzer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e0b1d5f74b-AUG_16_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e0b1d5f74b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e0b1d5f74b-38937345&mc_cid=e0b1d5f74b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

This Calculator Tells You Exactly How Long to Chill Your Wine and Beer

t’s a simple question that never seems to have a solid answer: How long do you have to chill a drink before it’s reached the right temperature?

https://www.omnicalculator.com/food/chilled-drink

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Sardinia

Sardinia is home to Cannonau, the local name for Grenache, as well as Vermentinoand Carignano, also known as Carignan.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/08/15/a-wine-lovers-guide-to-sardinia/

NFL Star Charles Woodson To Kick-Off New Wine Brand “Charles Woodson’s Intercept”

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, a leading California producer of premium wine brands, announces the launch of the new wine brand, ‘Intercept’ in partnership with wine aficionado, television personality,…

https://www.ktvn.com/story/40914410/nfl-star-charles-woodson-to-kick-off-new-wine-brand-charles-woodsons-intercept

 

Is Electrolyte Beer Actually Better For You Than the Regular Stuff?

Booze and exercise don’t typically mix well. But is beer brewed with electrolytesthe exception to the rule?

https://www.bicycling.com/health-nutrition/a28677144/electrolyte-beer/

 

Yes, beer bottles can spontaneously explode

Keeping beers refrigerated generally also alleviates the explosion risk because it keeps the yeast dormant, and because refrigerating beer preserves its overall quality, that’s always the preferred storage method.

https://thetakeout.com/beer-bottles-cans-explode-yeast-fruit-recall-lakefront-1837305352

Is Wine Gluten-Free? We Asked a Nutritionist

There are ways that gluten can get into a bottle.

https://www.health.com/nutrition/is-wine-gluten-free

 

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