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April 1, 2020

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Liquor Industry News 03-30-20

March 30, 2020

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03-30-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Great wines to drink with pasta dishes

Is Boston Beer in Danger of Losing Its Craft Beer Status?

14 Things You Should Know About Herradura

Leinenkugel Brewing Co. Debuts Spritzen Beer-Seltzer Hybrid

Molson Coors announced the debut of Leinenkugel’s Spritzen, a beer-seltzer hybrid that takes a cue from the brand’s successful beer-with-a-splash-of-lemonade shandies, and marries fruit flavors with crisp beer.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/leinenkugel-beer-seltzer-spritzen/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e8152e509c-MAR_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e8152e509c-38937345&mc_cid=e8152e509c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Is Champagne Keto-Friendly?

This article determines whether you can continue to enjoy an occasional glass of champagne while following the keto diet.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/champagne-keto

14 Things You Should Know About Herradura

Here are a dozen things you need to know about Herradura tequila

https://vinepair.com/articles/herradura-tequila-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=94e95d4154-MAR_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-94e95d4154-38937345&mc_cid=94e95d4154&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

To Properly Drink Wines: Guidelines in Wine Serving, Selecting and Other Tips

There are rules and guidelines to bring out the right kind of wine according to the type of party and the right way of preparing it.

https://www.clnsmedia.com/properly-drink-wines-guidelines-wine-serving-selecting-tips/

The Best Wine Subscription Boxes And Clubs That Are Worth Every Penny

It is 2020, which means everything has gone digital, and there are no less than hundreds of super cool wine subscription services available online.

https://www.delish.com/entertaining/wine/g31669054/wine-subscription/

5 different types of sweet wines that go beyond your grandma’s sherry

The winemaker community has started to take a more artisanal approach to sweet wines, seeking to provide complex flavor profiles with fantastic thirst-quenching acidity.

https://www.lifestyleasia.com/hk/food-drink/drinks/5-different-types-of-sweet-wines-that-go-beyond-your-grandmas-sherry/

How to make a red wine spritz mocktail

The Red Wine Spritz is a fresh take on two of our favourites, adding a fruity touch to a winter staple.

https://www.bhg.com.au/red-wine-spritz-mocktail

Turkish Wine And Food Pairing

The Turks have long been experts about both preparing delicious foods and judiciously using spices

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2020/03/16/turkish-wine-and-food-pairing/#229e01702897

Ultrasound gives more aromas in the wine

Ultrasound can be used on both white and red grapes in order to quickly extract aromas and other components from the grape skins.

https://www.bkwine.com/news/ultrasound-gives-more-aromas-in-the-wine/

Do IPAs Cost More Than Other Beers Because Hops Are Expensive?

IPAs are consistently ranked as the most popular craft beer style among American consumers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/why-ipas-so-expensive-hops/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=28f00c7957-MAR_18_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-28f00c7957-38937345&mc_cid=28f00c7957&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

CLIMATE CHANGE DRIVING COGNAC MAKERS TO EXPERIMENT WITH NEW GRAPES

As reported by The Guardian, Ugni Blanc, which accounts for 98% of the vines planted in the Cognac region, is ripening more quickly and losing acidity as summers get hotter and drier.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/climate-change-driving-cognac-makers-to-experiment-with-new-grapes/

 

What does a wine’s vintage date mean for its quality?

I noticed restaurant wine lists and some wine reviews that catalogue wines without a vintage date. Is that information no longer important to know?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-does-vintage-still-matter-for-wine/

 

22 Things Only Girls Who Drink Red Wine Know to Be True

There’s nothing in this world quite so beautiful as a glass of red wine.

https://www.puckermob.com/relationships/22-things-only-girls-who-drink-red-wine-know-to-be-true/

 

What is Whole-Bunch Fermentation and Why Does It Matter?

“Whole bunch,” “whole cluster,” “stems” and “stemmy” are all terms that pop up in wine conversation. But what do they actually mean?

https://www-winemag-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.winemag.com/2020/03/18/whole-bunch-fermentation-wine-guide/amp/

 

Red Wine Spaghetti

If this is sounding like “eating red wine” to you, don’t worry

https://www-bonappetit-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bonappetit.com/recipe/red-wine-spaghetti/amp

 

FOURTEEN ELEPHANTS GET DRUNK ON CORN WINE AND PASS OUT IN TEA PLANTATION

In search of corn and other foods, the tusked mammals instead stumbled upon 30 liters of corn wine, and proceeded to consume every drop.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/fourteen-elephants-get-drunk-on-corn-wine-and-pass-out-in-tea-plantation/

 

22 Wine Movies You Don’t Want To Miss

This is the perfect list for those of us who might, let’s say, have a lot of time on their hands now or in the near future.

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/22-wine-movies-you-dont-want-to-miss/

 

An Introduction To Commonly Used Wine Terminology

Why do you need to understand these terms, and how do you know what these terms actually mean.

https://rileysofedenvalley.com.au/2020/03/19/an-introduction-to-commonly-used-wine-terminology/

 

IN-STORE TECH MAY BOOST THE BRICK-AND-MORTAR RETAIL RESURGENCE

The experiences offered by tomorrow’s physical retail stores won’t feel like the ones Baby Boomers experienced as kids.

https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/article/2020/in-store-tech-may-boost-the-brick-and-mortar-retail-resurgence/

 

Is Boston Beer in Danger of Losing Its Craft Beer Status?

When sales of its flagship Samuel Adams beer were hot, Boston Beer risked exceeding the Brewers Association’s “small” criterion, so the trade group raised the limit from four to six million barrels.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/03/19/is-boston-beer-in-danger-of-losing-craft-status.aspx

 

Technology Connects Wineries And Consumers Through Virtual Wine Tastings

Virtual wine tastings aren’t exactly new, but they are expanding.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2020/03/19/technology-connects-wineries-and-consumers-through-virtual-wine-tastings/#394918a9594a

 

Great wines to drink with pasta dishes

There are loads of options when it comes to pairing wine with pasta dishes, and experimenting with new styles is a fun part of the process.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/drink-wine-with-pasta-guide-435038/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20200321_XDC-X_NWL_NW_weekly

Best box sets and wine pairings

In need of some viewing inspiration? Film journalist James Mottram recommends must-watch box sets – from The Crown to The Morning Show – while Decanter’s Julie Sheppard suggests perfect wines to match

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/the-editors-blog/best-box-sets-wine-pairings-429290/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20200321_XDC-X_NWL_NW_weekly

5 Things to Know About Natural Wines

Those of us curious about natural wines have options, too

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/natural-wine-delivery

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 03-24-20

March 24, 2020

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03-24-20

Liquor Industry News 03-23-20

March 23, 2020

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

03-23-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Much ado about sulphur in wine

Whisky and Special Cask Finishes

Get To Know Barleywine, the Wine That’s Really a Beer

 

Woodbridge Strikes Multi-Million Dollar Partnership With Major League Baseball

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi has inked a new multi-year deal with Major League Baseball, under which it will become the league’s official wine brand. Woodbridge plans to leverage the partnership nationally and through individual club deals with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and Cincinnati Reds.

The initiative will see Woodbridge run TV ads during MLB games, introduce packaging featuring MLB marks on select wines, and have a presence at events like All Star Week and the World Series. Digital, out-of-home, radio, and point-of-sale will also be included in the marketing mix. Part of the Constellation portfolio, Woodbridge was down 1% to 9.6 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

The 12 Israeli Wines You Need to Drink to Be an Expert

Israeli wine has, until recently, been more or less synonymous with the kind of ripe, occasionally over-oaked reds that so many emerging wine-producing countries pump out in the beginning.

https://www-foodandwine-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.foodandwine.com/wine/the-12-israeli-wines-you-need-to-drink-to-be-an-expert?amp=true

THE 10 MOST POWERFUL WINE BRANDS IN THE WORLD 2020

Click through to see the most powerful wines in the world, why they did well, and what they’ve been up to this year.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/the-10-most-powerful-wine-brands-in-the-world-2020/

New Netflix Drama ‘Uncorked’ Follows One Man’s Sommelier Dreams

The streaming platform released the official trailer for Uncorked, an upcoming drama

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/netflix-uncorked-trailer-releasea

DO WOMEN HAVE BETTER WINE TASTING ABILITY?

We’ve all heard it said a hundred times—women are better at tasting wine than men. But can that possibly be true?

https://winespeed.com/blog/2020/03/do-women-have-better-wine-tasting-ability/

Wine waste to palatable paste

A South Okanagan company is turning a byproduct of the local wine industry into a flavor enhancer for foods.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/okanagan-wine-winecrush-winemaking-flavour-enhancer-1.5487752

13 Things You Need to Know About Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon

Number one for us is ITS IMPOSSIBLE T GET LATLEY!

The most called for products we have no luck getting stock of.

https://vinepair.com/articles/blantons-bourbon-whiskey-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bf42aec5fc-MAR_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bf42aec5fc-38937345&mc_cid=bf42aec5fc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Disaronno

Disaronno is introducing a new Velvet offshoot in the U.S. market. Billed as a gluten-free cream liqueur having notes of apricot with touches of almond and vanilla, Disaronno Velvet is at 17% abv and is rolling out nationally at $30 a 750-ml. Disaronno International is backing the launch with a $4 million campaign including television and digital video initiatives.

13 Ways to Tell If a Wine Is Actually Really Good

There are some basic guidelines that will help anyone judge the quality of a wine without necessarily considering scores and reviews

https://247wallst.com/special-report/2020/03/10/13-ways-to-tell-if-a-wine-is-actually-really-good/

The Chemistry of Canned Wines

Producers are concerned that canned wines occasionally develop hydrogen sulfide (H2S, “rotten egg” off-aroma”) off-aromas during storage

https://grapesandwine.cals.cornell.edu/sites/grapesandwine.cals.cornell.edu/files/shared/images/Research%20Focus2020-1%20FinalA.pdf

Consumers find reviewer descriptions unhelpful for wine selection

What the 10 Most Popular Rosés Tell Us About the State of Rosé in 2020

Provence rosés are still considered the traditional style, and many producers around the world emulate Provence’s pale salmon-colored wines.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-most-popular-rose-wines-2020/

The question of wine spitting

Spitting is critical to wine tasting, yet it’s something we don’t teach consumers. It’s also disgusting. How do we reconcile these things in the age of coronavirus?

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/question-wine-spitting

Ten Ways to Sell More Wine Tonight

For any restaurant owner, there is plenty of incentive to sell more wine on a nightly basis.

https://sommelierschoiceawards.com/en/blog/insights-1/ten-ways-to-sell-more-wine-tonight-98.htm

This U.S. Wine production chart shows just how dominant California is

The Perfect Pairings for Wine with Salad

When it comes to wine and salad, confusion can sometimes rear its ugly head.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/wine-with-salad/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

The Secret Ingredient in Tabasco? Used Bourbon Barrels

Tabasco sources the former bourbon barrels from “different distilleries around the country,”

https://vinepair.com/articles/tabasco-bourbon-barrels/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=13d19cfe52-MAR_12_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-13d19cfe52-38937345&mc_cid=13d19cfe52&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why Uruguay could be the world’s next great wine destination

Uruguay has a 150-year-long history of winemaking, but it’s always struggled to get the kind of attention that its neighbors have received for decades.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/uruguay-winery-bodega-garzn/index.html

13 ways to judge the quality of a wine

How, then, can the ordinary consumer begin to know which of the many, many wines out there are actually worth buying?

https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/life/2020/03/11/13-ways-to-tell-if-a-wine-is-actually-good/111412612/

 

In the Era of Climate Change, is Old and New World Wine Obsolete?

Some say that traditional distinctions between Old World and New World wines will soon be obsolete.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/11/old-world-meaning-wine/

 

More Than Just Devils: A Guide to Tasmanian Wine

The rest of the wine world is waking up to the opportunity Tasmania is providing. French Champagne houses have been eying the area lately and an increasing number of Australian producers source fruit from here.

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

 

WITHOUT SNOW THIS WINTER, ARGENTINE WINE PRODUCTION WILL SUFFER

There is less water coming from melting from the snow, and the glaciers are reducing, because they are not being fed by the snow

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/without-snow-this-winter-argentine-wine-production-will-suffer/

 

Wine hand sanitizer

Doctor Mark Karasz, owner of Rock Stream Vineyards came up with the idea to make hand sanitizer from wine.

https://www.mytwintiers.com/news-cat/corning-bureau/wine-hand-sanitizer-sold-locally/

 

Undercompressive shocks proposed to explain ‘tears of wine’ phenomenon

A small team of researchers at the University of California has developed a theory to explain the shape of tears of wine.

https://phys.org/news/2020-03-undercompressive-wine-phenomenon.html

 

Letter from Italy: “Not prayers but bottles”

Buy wine made with an identity that belongs only to this small and strange country.
A country that now needs help.

https://dobianchi.com/2020/03/11/letter-from-italy-not-prayers-but-bottles-by-raffaella-guidi-federzoni/

 

How your saliva makes your wine tasting experience personally unique

 

 

Historic Erath Winery is closing its Dundee tasting room

The closing of the tasting room doesn’t mean an end of Erath wines, which consumers will still find in stores. The tasting room’s closure won’t affect production, since Erath wines are produced in several locations.

https://www.oregonlive.com/wine/2020/03/historic-erath-winery-is-closing-its-dundee-tasting-room-knudsen-vineyards-taking-over.html

5 things to know when ordering wine, even if you’re a seasoned drinker

Picking a wine at a restaurant can be a rather intimidating experience, even for seasoned drinkers.

https://cnaluxury.channelnewsasia.com/experiences/things-to-know-when-ordering-wine-12530186

What’s with the strategy of always ordering the second-cheapest bottle of wine at a restaurant?

The “insider tip” to order the second-cheapest bottle is a “life hack” proposed for people who enjoy wine yet somehow don’t feel they appreciate it enough to splurge on something expensive.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-whats-with-the-strategy-of-always-ordering-the-second-cheapest-bottle/

Pepperoni is an Italian-American Invention with Wine Pairing Potential

Its powerful flavors go well with many wines, too. Here are pairing ideas to highlight the primary flavors of pepperoni.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/12/pepperoni-is-an-italian-american-invention-with-wine-pairing-potential/

Get To Know Barleywine, the Wine That’s Really a Beer

Contrary to its name, barleywine is actually a style of beer. Like so many, its legend begins in the Old World, specifically 18th-century England.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/12/barleywine-beer-guide/

The Tiny But Fascinating Realm of Irish Wine

To be fair, it’s practically nonexistent, but the Irish wine scene may one day fetch at least a sliver of the limelight

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

How To Pack Wine Glasses For Moving

No matter how you approach it, moving is an exhausting undertaking. It can also be nerve wracking, especially when you’re moving valuable and highly breakable items such as crystal glassware

https://www.knowwines.com/blog/tag/how+to+wrap+wine+glasses

 

There’s more to New Zealand white wine than sauvignon blanc

Few people would deny that the most successful white wine of the past decade has been New Zealand sauvignon blanc, least of all the Kiwis themselves.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/mar/13/theres-more-to-new-zealand-white-wine-than-sauvignon-blanc

 

All you need to know about Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is the king of red wine in Italy (everywhere, really)

http://thegrapegrind.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-nebbiolo-a-quick-guide/

 

Whisky and Special Cask Finishes

To fully understand how barrel finishing comes into play, it becomes necessary to review the process for making Scotch Malt Whisk

https://blog.musingsonthevine.com/2020/03/14/whisky-and-special-cask-finishes/

 

Much ado about sulphur in wine

Why, when and how does sulphur get into wine; how much is in it compared to other things we eat and drink

https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/lifestyle/much-ado-about-sulphur-in-a-wine-193468/

  

Wine…How Healthy Can it Be?

One key qualification, however: moderation.

https://www.sootoday.com/columns/wine-all-the-time/winehow-healthy-can-it-be-2160377

The Three Italian Sparkling Wines You Need to Know

Not only on Prosecco, but also on Trento DOC and Franciacorta, both styles that are made in the traditional method, also known as method Champenois.

https://www.facebook.com/Vinepair/videos/1252054448315289/

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 03-21-20

March 21, 2020

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 03-19-20

March 19, 2020

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 03-16-20

March 16, 2020

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Liquor Industry News 03-16-20

March 16, 2020

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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03-16-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Perfect Wine Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Tito’s tells customers to not use their vodka for hand sanitizer

How Much Sugar Is in Beer?

 

Blanton’s Gold Edition Bourbon Will Finally Be Available in the U.S.

Blanton’s Gold will be available starting this summer, at the suggested price of $120.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/blantons-gold-bourbon-usa/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6a5dbaa14a-MAR_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6a5dbaa14a-38937345&mc_cid=6a5dbaa14a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

All you need to know about Torrontés: A quick guide

If you are a fan of extreme citrus and floral flavors, this is a wine you need to get your hands on

http://thegrapegrind.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-torrontes-a-quick-guide/

 

QUIZ: How well do you know your beer history?

So how well do you know your beer history? Take our quiz and find out.

https://thebrag.com/quiz-how-well-do-you-know-your-beer-history/

 

Martini enters non-alcoholic space with new aperitivos

The zero-ABV expressions are made using the same wines as Martini’s vermouths, with the alcohol removed and the leftover liquid infused with “sustainably sourced” botanicals.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/03/martini-enters-non-alcoholic-space-with-new-aperitivos/

Chemical Weed Killer Is Compatible With Sustainability Certification In California’s Wine Industry

An adult would have to drink more than 140 glasses of wine a day over 70 years containing the highest glyphosate level measured to reach the level that California’s…OEHHA has identified as ‘No Significant Risk Level (NSRL)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2020/03/01/chemical-weed-killer-is-compatible-with-sustainability-certification-in-californias-wine-industry/#7d30575e7dd2

9 genius wine hacks worth trying at home

Whether you rarely drink wine, or you adore it, we can guarantee you’ll find something useful in this list of hacks.

https://www.bhg.com.au/9-genius-wine-hacks-worth-trying-at-home

New Wine

Mendocino County, California-based Fetzer Vineyards has released a Bourbon barrel-aged Chardonnay within its 1000 Stories portfolio. The new wine is sourced from a variety of California AVAs, among them Monterey County, and was aged in French and American oak prior to being finished in charred Bourbon barrels. Joining a portfolio that also includes Bourbon barrel-aged Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a red blend, the new Chardonnay is now available nationwide, retail priced at $19 a 750-ml. Fetzer is owned by Chilean winery Concha y Toro.

 

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How reliable are wine judges?

Do judges of different ages, sexes and nationalities score wines the same way, or is consistent judging an impossibility? One competition organiser has some preliminary evidence.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/general/how-reliable-are-wine-judges?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=c9149a6d8c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_02_10_41&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-c9149a6d8c-64683881

 

Why Is There Condensation in My Spirits Bottle?

If you do see condensation, it’s not a bad thing, or a sign that somehow the spirit inside has gone bad. So if you’re concerned, don’t be.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-why-is-there-condensation-in-my-spirits-bottle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a5b5200056-MAR_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a5b5200056-38937345&mc_cid=a5b5200056&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

BUD INTRODUCES A NITRO BEER

Bud Nitro does not include a widget. Instead the brand will instruct drinkers to flip the can three times to infuse the nitro bubbles

https://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/bud-introduces-nitro-beer-style-linked-guinness-grows-popularity/2241506

 

What Goes Into Wine Cost of Goods $25 Red Blend

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https://youtu.be/XK03K4R9zLo

 

Diageo debuts new Jane Walker bottling

The new blend was created by Emma Walker and is made with liquid from Speyside distillery Cardhu. Diageo said Elizabeth Cumming, who owned the Cardhu distillery during the late 19th century, “played a significant role in the brand’s history”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/03/diageo-debuts-new-jane-walker-bottling/

 

How Good (or Bad) Is $3 Wine?

Can a wine drinker live on really cheap wine? Or are the ultra-cheap wines just cheap, without any other reason for being?

https://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/what-that-super-cheap-wine-is-really-like-11882499

What are tannins, and how do they get into wine?

Tannins aren’t something you taste, but rather something you feel.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-are-tannins-and-how-do-they-get-into-wine

13 Common Georgian Wine Varieties, from Inky Reds to Crisp Sparklers

13 of the most common varieties to get you started.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/02/13-georgia-wine-varieties/

Tre Bicchieri – Identifying Italy’s Best Wines

The best known Italian wine guide is the one published by Gambero Rosso, the country’s leading publication for Italian wine and food.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomhyland/2020/03/02/tre-bicchieriidentifying-italys-best-wines/#73a9c807359d

8 Cheap Wines That Absolutely Do Not Suck!

The Brits came up with a great economics-driven acronym for “good cheap wines,” they call ’em QPRs as in Quality-Price Ratio.

https://winefolly.com/tips/8-cheap-wines-that-absolutely-do-not-suck/

4 Facts About Rosé Wines

Read about this popular wine style

https://insidethecask.com/2020/03/01/4-facts-about-rose-wine/

The Truth about Barley’s Role in Whiskey

What does barley contribute to the flavor profile of whiskey?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-truth-about-barleys-role-in-whiskey/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=84157286&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–XS_ZQpWaA6MwuAk0s5u-STZNZFfg5GeqLtlsWYOkykCRc4INXG2bmmMI_Uffz8JeNE5teJjEFmPHlQoxxvbUSTT1iRe2a5OFR7Qivdans7ZZHUec&_hsmi=84158251

What Is Umami in Wine? A Closer Look at the Fifth Type of Taste

In Japanese, the word translates to “pleasant savory taste,” which really couldn’t describe the flavor better.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/what-is-umami-in-wine/

Derby Whisky

  • Woodford Reserve has released a commemorative 2020 Kentucky Derby bottle as part of its role as presenting sponsor of the event. The special packaging features art by Richard Sullivan, a local artist and former player for the Atlanta Braves. The watercolor label illustration depicts horses racing toward the finish line of Churchill Downs. At 45.2% abv, 1-liter bottles of the Derby edition are now retailing for $50 across the U.S. and on e-commerce site Reserve Bar.

 

Why is wine still so confusing?

Many people still find wine cryptic and intimidating.

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/3/4/21152752/understanding-wine-complicated-learning-education

 

Chianti Classico – What You Need To Know

Do you know the difference between Chianti Classico and Chianti Classico Riserva? Did you know there is an actual recipe for Chianti Classico and the man who developed it?

https://hudsonvalleywinegoddess.com/chianti-classico-what-you-need-to-know/

 

Wasps becoming more worrisome for grape growers

So-called “social wasps” — including yellow jackets, paper wasps and hornets — seem to be causing more problems in vineyards in Wisconsin

https://www.goodfruit.com/wasps-becoming-more-worrisome-for-grape-growers/

 

How Much Sugar Is in Beer?

This article reviews the sugar content of beer.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-much-sugar-in-beer#gravity

 

New Bacardi

Bacardi has launched Dewar’s Ilegal Smooth, a new blended Scotch whisky finished in mezcal barrels. The 8-year-old whisky is blended from up to 40 malt and grain whiskies before finishing for an undisclosed amount of time in ex-Ilegal mezcal barrels before bottling at 40% abv. This new whisky follows last year’s Dewar’s Caribbean Smooth, a rum barrel finished expression. Last year Dewar’s was up 6.5% globally to 3 million cases.

 

Un-study Techniques: Trade Tastings with a Purpose

Here are some ideas to ensure purpose-driven tastings:

https://bubblyprofessor.com/2019/07/25/un-study-techniques-trade-tastings-with-a-purpose/amp/

 

How Napa Valley Became the Country’s Second (Not First) AVA

When Augusta, Mo., was named the first American Viticultural Area in June 1980, it surprised many that it beat Napa Valley to the designation by just eight months.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-napa-valley-became-the-countrys-second-not-first-ava/

 

How winemakers are adapting to reach young consumers

Winemakers say the industry needs to adapt to younger consumers.

https://www.capitalpress.com/ag_sectors/orchards_nuts_vines/how-winemakers-are-adapting-to-reach-young-consumers/article_4fb6d96e-5e44-11ea-add6-cf4290c3f7df.html

 

Is it safe to put silica gel in boxes containing wine or whisky to prevent mold?

Silica gel can adsorb about 40 percent of its weight in moisture, so it would take a whole lot of it to be effective in a cellar.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/is-it-safe-to-put-silica-gel-in-boxes-containing-wine-or-whisky-to-prevent-mold

 

What Are Sulfites—And Are Their Side Effects Causing My Wine Hangover?

Here’s everything you need to know about sulfites—including just how much they contribute to that post-Bachelor head throb. (Hint: Probably not as much as you think.)

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/a31102330/what-are-sulfites/

 

Jamie Evans Wants Us to Think About Weed Like Wine

The Herb Somm blogger dishes on elevated eating and her new book focused on CBD.

https://www.sfweekly.com/news/chemtales/jamie-evans-wants-us-to-think-about-weed-like-wine/

How to Make Sense of Sustainable Wine Certifications

VinePair assembled a quick and dirty explainer of the most common labels to know, with testimonials from winemakers about their experiences.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sustainable-organic-natural-wine-certifications-guide/

Are Wine Reviews about Entertainment?

Wine writing is really about creating a discourse about wine.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/03/05/are-wine-reviews-about-entertainment/

 

Why Pinot Noir Fans Should Consider Valpolicella’s Crushable Classicos

While production trends are not encouraging for “regular” Valpolicella, there is a heartening global kinship with the wines.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pinot-noir-fans-valpolicella-crushable-classico/

 

Wine Pairings For Popular Chocolates

Of all the food and wine pairings out there, chocolate with wine is undeniably the most decadent.

https://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog-posts/wine-pairings-for-popular-chocolates

 

Another 60 breweries on tap to open or in planning for 2020 IN MA

According to Brewers Association data, there were 155 breweries in the state in 2018, the 17th highest in the country

https://www-bizjournals-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2020/03/05/another-60-breweries-on-tap-to-open-or-in-planning.amp.html

 

FAULT AT WINERY CAUSES LAMBRUSCO TO FLOW FROM TAPS IN ITALIAN VILLAGE

The local winery said it had suffered a technical fault in its bottling line, which resulted in wine flowing through taps in houses in the immediate vicinity of the site. The contamination was reportedly caused by the higher pressure of the wine, compared to that of the water, leading to the former to displace the latter.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/fault-at-winery-causes-lambrusco-to-flow-from-taps-in-italian-village/

 

Wine (or Liquor) Store Archaeology

The next time you find yourself wandering the aisles of your favorite wine or liquor store, use that time to do a bit of digging.

https://bubblyprofessor.com/2020/03/05/un-study-techniques-wine-or-liquor-store-archaeology/amp/

Food & Wine Pairing – A Lesson How Wine and Food Interact

How certain aspects of food (saltiness, sweetness and acid) interact with the wine

http://uncorkyourmind.libsyn.com/food-wine-pairing-a-lesson-how-wine-and-food-interact?tdest_id=856106

 

Sparkling Wines with Méthode Champenoise

Méthode Champenoise can be difficult to understand, but it’s fun because it involves some French words.

https://www.independentnews.com/community/sparkling-wines-with-m-thode-champenoise/article_ad8a18c4-5de7-11ea-aa5d-1f9d797cf7e8.html

 

From Tree to Bottle, This Is How Wine Corks Are Made

Cork harvest in Portugal’s Alentejo wine region

https://islandist.ca/2020/03/05/from-tree-to-bottle-this-is-how-wine-corks-are-made/

Sangiovese’s Daddy Makes a Comeback

Ciliegiolo, Sangiovese’s parent, was the wrong grape for the Parker era of wine. The word means “little cherry”, and that’s the principal flavor.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/03/sangioveses-daddy-makes-a-comeback

 

HOW MUCH IS AN AVA WORTH?

HOW ABOUT A 25% PRICE INCREASE ON EVERY BOTTLE OF WINE

https://www.thechalkreport.com/post/how-much-is-an-ava-worth-how-about-a-25-price-increase-on-every-bottle-of-wine

 

What is a Bordeaux blend?

What does it mean when a wine is called a ‘Bordeaux blend’?

https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/what-is-in-a-bordeaux-blend-51789/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20200307_XDC-X_NWL_NW_weekly

 

Wine Retailer Shipping Will Kill Americans

This is what leads me to believe that wine retailer shipping is coming to wine consumers across the country sometime soon.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/03/report-wine-retailer-shipping-will-kill-americans/

Tito’s tells customers to not use their vodka for hand sanitizer

Per the CDC, hand sanitizer needs to contain at least 60% alcohol “Tito’s Handmade Vodka is 40% alcohol, and therefore does not meet the current recommendation of the CDC.”

https://whdh.com/news/titos-tells-customers-to-not-use-their-vodka-for-hand-sanitizer/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

Is wine o’clock really that bad? A dietitian’s take

How much wine is safe to drink?

https://coach.nine.com.au/diet/is-a-wine-a-day-that-bad-dietitian-reveals/f5cf49d7-fb2e-44c6-a98b-5c1b5c4341fc

 

How to Shop for Cheese and Wine in Paris

in Paris. Moreover, “all of France is represented in wine shops,” whereas you mostly only find regional bottles in other French cities

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/06/best-cheese-paris-travel-guide/

 

How to buy wine: five questions to ask to ensure you like what you get

The act of buying wine can rank high among life’s unpleasant tasks. It’s not a physical or mental issue so much as a psychological one

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/how-to-buy-wine-five-questions-to-ask-to-ensure-you-like-what-you-get-1.4194001

 

The Perfect Wine Based on Your Zodiac Sign

The perfect wines based on our zodiac signs.

https://www.thelisttv.com/the-list/wine-zodiac-3-6-20/

 

 

How to drink without drinking, according to a wine expert

Only you will know whether you’ll find it easier to cut alcohol out completely – even if for a limited period – or just drink on fewer occasions, but it pays to make a plan.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/alcohol-free-drinking-wine-dry-january-a9375756.html

 

 

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