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Liquor Industry News 04-27-20

April 27, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

04-27-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

Everything You Need to Know About Shaking Cocktails

A Quick Guide to Iranian Wine

Live our 360°, virtual reality Champagne experience

A thrilling virtual reality tour of Hillsides, Houses, and Cellars of the Champagne region recently listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the champagne region using our 360° Champagne application.

https://360.champagne.fr

 

TUSCAN WINERY EXPERIMENTS WITH GEORGIAN GRAPES TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

One variety in particular, which stands out, is Saperavi

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/tuscan-winery-experiments-with-georgian-grape-to-fight-climate-change/

 

Do different panellists (experienced, trained, consumers and experts) evaluate white wine in different ways?

The results of the sensory task completed by the different groups of panellists indicated that experience with a sensory method affected the results.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2020/04/12/do-different-panellists-experienced-trained-consumers-and-experts-evaluate-white-wine-in-different-ways/

 

Wine and Health: A Bio-Psycho-Social Perspective

If well-being is the sum of its parts, understanding the health benefits of wine calls for a holistic perspective.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/wine-and-health-a-bio-psycho-social-perspective/

 

Oak in winemaking; dissecting the origin, selection and science of barrels

For over 2000 years oak has been a fundamental component in the production, maturation and transport of wine.

https://wordonthegrapevine.co.uk/2020/04/15/lets-talk-about-oak/

 

What Are the Top Ten Free Online Wine Education Options?

One of the most fascinating aspects of wine, according to many wine aficionados, is that there is always something new to learn.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/04/14/what-are-the-top-ten-free-online-wine-education-options

 

How Pennsylvania became one of America’s most fascinating wine regions

Here’s the lowdown on the Keystone State

https://sommelierbusiness.com/en/articles/menu-intel-1/from-penns-vineyard-to-pinot-noir-how-pennsylvania-became-one-of-americas-most-fascinating-wine-regions-96.htm

 

Builder transforms his staircase into a WINE CELLAR

Wine enthusiasts are marvelling over a builder’s unique wine cellar design that incorporates drawers into the steps of a staircase.

https://www-dailymail-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8215693/amp/Builder-transforms-staircase-WINE-CELLAR.html

Essential apps for drinks enthusiasts

There are now plenty of apps available for the at-home bartender or on-the-go consumer who wants to find their next spirits purchase.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/essential-apps-for-drinks-enthusiasts/

Jameson creates digital platform for bartenders

The new Jameson Hosts trade engagement platform provides a space for members of the global bar industry to receive wellbeing support, enhance their technical knowledge and collaborate from their own homes through video content.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/jameson-creates-digital-platform-for-bartenders/

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Turns to Eco-Friendly Bottles

The new bottles will be lighter, reducing energy usage when shipping the wines across the nation.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/04/16/shannon-ridge-family-wines-turns-eco-friendly

The rules for cooking with wine, and how to make wine-braised beef short ribs

Cooking with wine with a low-and-slow cooked red wine-braised short rib recipe.

https://www.expressnews.com/food/recipes-cooking/article/The-rules-for-cooking-with-wine-and-how-to-make-15197275.php

How Might Resveratrol and Red Wine’s Antiaging Properties Work? Study Reveals New Possibilities

A regular glass of table wine contains about 0.5 to 1 milligram of resveratrol

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-might-resveratrol-and-red-wine-s-antiaging-properties-work

 

Franzia’s Boxed Wine Packaging Redesign “Jammed” Up in Trademark Dispute

JaM Cellars is the owner of trademarks relating to the word JAM used in wine products

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/franzia-s-boxed-wine-packaging-redesign-58728/

 

19 Crimes Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Entertainment Icon Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg kicks off the partnership with 19 Crimes first California wine, appropriately named ‘Snoop Cali Red’

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/04/15/19-crimes-announces-partnership-with-snoop-dogg

 

Buffalo Trace creates kosher-certified whiskeys

The new bottling’s, described as the “first authentic kosher whiskeys”, comprise of: Kosher Rye Recipe Bourbon, Kosher Wheat Recipe Bourbon and Kosher Straight Rye Whiskey.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/buffalo-trace-creates-kosher-certified-whiskeys/

 

Party Store, Package Store, or Liquor Store? The ABCs of America’s Alcohol Retailers

As Americans and U.S. residents, the myriad state laws dictating where and when we can buy our booze are complicated.

https://vinepair.com/articles/liquor-store-package-party-guide-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5dbdaf40b7-APRIL_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5dbdaf40b7-38937345&mc_cid=5dbdaf40b7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Boxed Wine and Vodka Made From CO2: The Green Future of Booze

A green movement is sweeping the wine and spirits world.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boxed-wine-vodka-made-co2-180931064.html

Helpful Podcasts for Wine Lovers

In the last few years podcasts have become one of the best sources for both education and entertainment on the Internet.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2020/04/15/helpful-podcasts-for-wine-lovers/#16c48a6533f1

 

Can I use a Coravin wine-preservation device to open a bottle of Champagne?

Definitely not. The folks at Coravin say their product should only be used on still wines. Please follow their advice!

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/can-i-use-a-coravin-wine-preservation-device-to-open-a-bottle-of-champagne

 

Nine Ways to Gear Up and Support Your Favorite Winery

During this time when you can’t go to your favorite wineries, you can still buy something to show your support, both physically and financially

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/16/best-winery-gear-shopping-guide/

 

Italian Sparkling Wines Abound In Impact’s “Hot Brands” List

Eight Italian wine brands earned Hot Brand honors this year, from a total of 16 imports.

https://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2020/04/16/25287/italian-sparkling-wines-abound-in-impacts-hot-brands-list/

 

WILL WINE IN TUBES BE THE NEXT BIG THING?

In collaboration with forward thinking Italian producer, Orion Wines, the ‘bag in tube’ wines are 100% recyclable and contain the equivalent of three 75cl bottles

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/will-wine-in-tubes-be-the-next-big-thing/

 

Everything You Need to Know About Shaking Cocktails

Here is everything you need to know to master the technique and improve your shaken cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-shake-cocktails-correctly-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ccdd8234b0-APRIL_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ccdd8234b0-38937345&mc_cid=ccdd8234b0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

AriZona Is Making a Hard Tea Spiked With Vodka

AriZona Hard Green Tea, a vodka-based, 5-percent ABV beverage, in Canada.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/arizona-spiked-vodka-hard-tea/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ccdd8234b0-APRIL_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ccdd8234b0-38937345&mc_cid=ccdd8234b0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

A Quick Guide to Iranian Wine

So while the wine scene has been very limited in Iran for the last 41 years, the region as a whole over the course of civilization has largely embraced the stuff.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/iranian-wine-in-us/

 

Is the coronavirus pandemic the beginning of changes to the three-tier system?

Will the success of Internet sales and restaurant delivery during the pandemic lead to changes that will make it easier for us to buy wine, beer, and spirits?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/is-the-coronavirus-pandemic-the-beginning-of-changes-to-the-three-tier-system/

 

You can use your Instant Pot to whip up batches of sour beer.

This method uses the Instant Pot’s yogurt function to promote bacteria growth (the good kind) to create refreshingly tart flavors in unfermented beer (wort).

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-brew-beer-in-your-instant-pot/

 

Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

Dwindling supplies of carbon dioxide from ethanol plants are sparking concern about shortages of beer, soda and seltzer water – essentials for many quarantined Americans.

https://mobile-reuters-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN2200G3

 

 

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

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Liquor Industry News 04-20-20

April 20, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

04-20-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Will Covid-19 Change Online Wine Forever?

7 of the Best Tequila Mixers

10 OF THE WORLD’S LOWEST CALORIE BEERS 2020

 

Pairing wine and hockey movies

Hockey seems to be no closer to coming back, but at least the liquor stores are deemed essential businesses in most places.

https://www.theicegarden.com/2020/4/4/21201245/pairing-wine-and-hockey-movies

Does drinking wine cause headaches?

Research has indicated that some wines, especially those on the sweet side, may play a role in the controversy due to higher sugar content.

https://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20200405/off-vine-does-drinking-wine-cause-headaches

Is Wine Fattening?

This article reviews the calories in wine, how it compares with other alcoholic drinks, and whether drinking too much of it can lead to weight gain.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-wine-fattening

The end of corked wine?

But the family-owned cork-making behemoth Amorim in Portugal says it has now developed a secret procedure to expel all TCA, thus saving the wine.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8191003/No-corked-wine-Secret-method-guarantees-bottles-NOT-spoil.html

Five reasons for trending Vegan Wine

Here are the five reasons why vegan wine is trending in 2020 and how beneficial it is to us

https://sflcn.com/the-trending-wine-story-5-reasons-why-vegan-wine-is-trending-in-2020/

5 things you never knew about wine

How much do you really know about wine?

https://www.bhg.com.au/5-things-you-never-knew-about-wine?category=food

10 OF THE WORLD’S LOWEST CALORIE BEERS 2020

There’s never been a better time to dive into the lower calorie/light beer market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/10-of-the-worlds-lowest-calorie-beers-2020/

 

6 of the Best Whiskey Mixers

As always, some experimentation may be in order to find what suits your taste best.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-best-whiskey-mixers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=22a24d5317-APRIL_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-22a24d5317-38937345&mc_cid=22a24d5317&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Keep an Opened Bottle of Wine Good for Days

Tips on how on keep that bottle good for more than a day

https://www.eater.com/2020/4/6/21206860/how-to-store-open-bottle-wine-tips-tools-kismet-kae-whalen

 

Does Beer Go Bad?

Everything you need to know to make sure your beer haul stays fresh.

https://gearpatrol.com/2020/04/08/how-long-does-beer-stay-fresh/

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Fortified Wines And How To Drink ‘Em

These hefty wines are created by adding a neutral grape spirit to a base wine to boost the booze content and give it a longer shelf life.

https://www.delish.com/entertaining/wine/a32054169/what-is-a-fortified-wine/

 

Can Virtual Wine Tastings Ever Really Substitute for Real-Life Interaction?

While virtual tastings don’t carry the logistical considerations like allowing for enough elbow room at the tasting bar, they also don’t replace the nuances of an in-person interaction.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/07/virtual-wine-tasting-guide/

 

Podcasts for Every Wine Lover, From Beginners to Experts

51% of the U.S. population listened to a podcast last year, and more than 30% listened monthly.

Don’t forget The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast!

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/07/wine-podcasts/

Why being a wine hipster is possibly not such a bad thing

The dictionary definition of a hipster is “a person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream” and given that a hipster is supposed to be fascinated by “style, authenticity and uniqueness”, it doesn’t seem the worst subculture you could be part of.

https://winemag.co.za/wine/opinion/why-being-a-wine-hipster-is-possibly-not-such-a-bad-thing/

Why Your Happy Hour FaceTimes With Friends Might Be Saving The Wine Business

By drinking a bottle you purchased from your local restaurant or wine shop, you are helping these places stay afloat during the lockdown.

https://www-refinery29-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.refinery29.com/amp/en-us/buying-wine-from-local-business-during-pandemic

7 of the Best Tequila Mixers

As a tequila ages, it also picks up notes of baking spice, vanilla, and caramel. As a result, there is a broad range of mixers that can complement and enhance its multifaceted personality.

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-best-tequila-mixers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=29d608738a-APRIL_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-29d608738a-38937345&mc_cid=29d608738a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine Certification Courses

Whether you’re a wine trade professional, a sommelier in a restaurant, or a wine lover eager to learn more, you are probably interested in wine certification courses.

https://awinestory.com/wine-certification-courses/

New Seagram’s Escapes Italian Ice Variety Pack is Here, Just in Time for Spring

All three flavors — lemon, cherry, and blue raspberry — were previously sold separately as limited-edition products.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/seagrams-escapes-italian-ice/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=29d608738a-APRIL_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-29d608738a-38937345&mc_cid=29d608738a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Best Wine Quotes in Movies and Music, According to Industry Pros

Winemakers, somms and more share their favorite wine-in-pop-culture moments.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/08/best-wine-quotes-movies/

Which wine should I pair with deviled eggs?

Eggs are a tough match for wine. They’re savory, and their yolks can coat your mouth, dulling the flavor of some wines. Plus, the sulfur in eggs can make some wines seem bitter or metallic.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/which-wine-should-i-pair-with-deviled-eggs

The Five Virtues of a Wine Lover

Here then, are five essential characteristics of a wine lover that, if embraced, can forever change your relationship to wine.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2020/04/the_five_virtues_of_a_wine_lov.html

Will Covid-19 Change Online Wine Forever?

Even as the “stock-up” boom starts to subside, many e-commerce channels continue to grow at unprecedented rates.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/04/will-covid-19-change-online-wine-forever

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

Shop Here

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 10:00am, 01:00PM and 7:00PM

And

Saturday at 01:00PM

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

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We Are On Pointy

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More Technology

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Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

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And More!

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Upcoming Events

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Our Education Schedule

 

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 750 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 Our TV Show And Facebook Page

Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

Spanish Wine Scholar SWS-Wine Scholar Guild

New Card Back 2016

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Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 04-17-20

April 17, 2020

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Liquor Industry News 04-13-20

April 13, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

04-13-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

10 WINE FILMS TO WATCH DURING QUARANTINE

How to Maintain Healthy Drinking Habits During Quarantine

Just How Natural Are ‘Natural’ Flavorings?

 

AUSTRALIAN COURT RULES ON AU$1M ‘WILL’ WRITTEN ON BEER CARTON

His latest ‘will’ was written on scraps of paper, including a coaster and part of an old beer carton.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/australian-court-rules-on-au1m-will-written-on-beer-carton/

How to make wine in your Instant Pot

All you need is supermarket grape juice, proper yeast and sugar, and you’re all set. That’s the theory anyway. And now the time has come to put this crazy idea to the test.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-make-wine-in-your-instant-pot-a-step-by-step-guide-to-brewing-at-home/

4 Global Wine Trends To Take Note of in 2020

A wide-sweeping report on global wine trends reveals how wellness, Millennials and gender preferences are reshaping consumption patterns around the world.

https://ph.asiatatler.com/dining/4-global-wine-trends-in-2020

A Guide to Wine Phenolics

Polyphenols (phenols, phenolics) describes a diverse group of compounds that share a phenol ring incorporated into their chemical structure.

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/articles/b/jennifer-angelosante/posts/phenolics

How Franco’s 40-Year Rule Changed the Course of Spanish Wine and Cheese

His destruction of vineyards, particularly those producing white wine grapes; push for bulk red wine and quantity over quality; and outlawing artisanal cheese are all effects that can still be felt today.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-francos-40-year-rule-changed-the-course-of-spanish-wine-and-cheese/

What to Drink with a Majorly Misunderstood Cheese

Gouda is a misunderstood cheese here are wines for it

https://www-winemag-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.winemag.com/2019/12/19/gouda-wine-cheese-pairing-tips/amp/

6 Ways to Explore New Beers at Home During Self-Isolation

Simply put, if you drink beer, you’re probably drinking a lot more beer at home right now due to the coronavirus pandemic

https://www.foodandwine.com/beer/how-drink-craft-beer-collection-during-coronavirus-isolation

Dry Your Eyes: ‘Wine Tears’ Finally Explained by Science

Surely you’ve noticed the slow-dripping streaks encircling the inside of your wineglass after swirling a Port or a hearty Cab

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/dry-your-eyes-wine-tears-finally-explained-by-science-unfiltered

 

 

The Right Glass Could Make Your Wine Taste Better

All the parts of a wineglass — including its shape, material, stem and base — play a role in the wine-tasting process.

https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/wineglass-shapes.htm

Chianti’s Top Tier Grows Up

Chianti Classico still has an envy problem, but it no longer has a classification problem: Gran Selezione has grown up.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/03/chiantis-top-tier-grows-up

Which grapes are used in the sparkling wine Blanquette de Limoux?

Blanquette de Limoux is a sparkling wine from the Languedoc region in southern France.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/which-grapes-are-used-in-the-sparkling-wine-blanquette-de-limoux

9 Food and Wine Pairings for Quarantine

This is quarantine time, which increasingly translates to less in the way of fresh goods and more in the way of non-perishable grub.

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

You’ve Heard Of Tannins In Red Wine—But Do You Know What They Are?

Here’s a quick rundown so you can taste-to-impress the next time you throw back a bottle or two.

https://www.delish.com/entertaining/wine/a31958487/tannins-in-wine/

Here’s How the Wine Industry Is Answering Seltzer Mania

Wine sales in the United States fell last year for the first time in 25 years.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/03/31/heres-how-the-wine-industry-is-answering-seltzer-m.aspx

30 Easy Cocktail Recipes Everyone Should Know

A well-stocked home bar is worthless if you don’t know your way around a jigger, shaker, and bar spoon and can’t remember the difference between a Manhattan and a Martini.

https://vinepair.com/articles/30-best-easy-cocktail-recipes/

BEST DRINKS-BASED APRIL FOOLS OF 2020

April fools in the beverage industry

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/best-drinks-based-april-fools-of-2020/

MA News

On-premise outlets in Massachusetts will be permitted to sell beer and wine to go under a new law that’s set be signed by Governor Charlie Baker. Similar rules have been instituted across many states that, like Massachusetts, have shut down their on-premise markets during the COVID-19 crisis. The Massachusetts measure allows on-premise operators to sell up to 1.5 liters of wine to go in its original sealed container per transaction, and up to 192 ounces of malt beverage in a sealed container. All orders must also include food.

An Introduction to Morellino di Scansano

Read on for our guide to Tuscan beauty Morellino di Scansano.

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/an-introduction-to-morellino-di-scansano/1078

 

12 Celebrity Wines—and How We Scored Them

So, how successful are these celebrity wine ventures? Here are 12 bottles from well-known stars, and how we rated them.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/01/12-best-celebrity-wines-ratings/

 

Just How Natural Are ‘Natural’ Flavorings?

Head to the liquor store, too, and you’ll find natural flavors listed on the labels of many distilled spirits, including flavored vodkarumginbrandy, and even whiskey.

https://vinepair.com/articles/natural-flavor-meaning-ingredients/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a43c1f41c3-APRIL_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a43c1f41c3-38937345&mc_cid=a43c1f41c3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

5 things you might not know about Prosecco

Last year, 560 million bottles of Prosecco were exported from Italy, making Britain their number one market.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/5-things-you-might-not-know-about-prosecco/

 

Health warning labels on alcohol and snacks may reduce consumption

Image-and-text health warning labels, similar to those on cigarette boxes, show potential for reducing the consumption of alcoholic drinks and energy-dense snacks, such as chocolate bars, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/bc-hwl033020.php

The Story Behind Champagne’s Most Exclusive Label, ‘Special Club’

The Club Trésors de Champagne is one of the wine world’s most prestigious organizations.

https://vinepair.com/articles/special-club-champagne-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d613034459-APRIL_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d613034459-38937345&mc_cid=d613034459&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How to Maintain Healthy Drinking Habits During Quarantine

General anxiety about, well, everything, is pervasive in this new normal, and drinking has become an accepted method of stress relief. After all, it’s something many can do at home to take the edge off during a very difficult time.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/02/drinking-coronavirus-quarantine-guide/

Introducing Virtual Labels for Wine Bottles

The “labels” could be projected onto a bottle from a table top or a bar top on another display. The labels could appear on any shaped bottle or size,

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=228668

The Many Flavors of Sauvignon Blanc

While Sauvignon Blanc has some of the most undeniable notes across the board, it is impressive how different it can taste depending on where it comes from and the method of production that it undergoes

https://www.winetraveler.com/grape-varieties/sauvignon-blanc/

 

10 WINE FILMS TO WATCH DURING QUARANTINE

List of wine theme movies

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/10-wine-films-to-watch-during-quarantine/

10 Wines from a Tuscan Region Ripe for Experimentation

Few American wine lovers realize that located south of Bolgheri is the area’s third-largest Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC), Maremma Toscana DOC.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/03/maremma-tuscan-red-wines/

 

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Sounds pretty good these days.

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Liquor Industry News 04-06-20

April 6, 2020

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04-06-2020

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

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New Products

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Is Beer Good for You?

‘Whiskey webs’ could spot fake spirits

 

What’s Trending? An Update on Today’s Wine Consumer and Product Trends

For both 2017 and 2019, 35% of wine consumers were “high frequency” drinkers as they consumed wine more than once a week

https://psuwineandgrapes.wordpress.com/2020/03/20/whats-trending-an-update-on-todays-wine-consumer-and-product-trends-part-1/

Virtual reality on wine tasting

In general, wines and their tasting environments are interrelated to constitute the overall sensory experience.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2020/03/22/virtual-reality-on-wine-tasting/

 

The Surprisingly Short History of French Wine Classification

There were basically two reasons France created the system of controlled appellations: phylloxera and fraud,

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/23/difference-aoc-aop-france-history/

 

SPARKLING WINE HAS ‘MORE FLAVOURS’ WHEN TIRAGE PERFORMED UNDER CORK, SAYS SCIENTIST

The findings of a five-year project to see whether there are benefits to sparkling wine from tirage performed under cork stoppers, as opposed to the much more widely used crown caps

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/sparkling-wine-has-more-flavours-when-tirage-performed-under-cork-says-scientist/

 

Why Is it Safe to Drink Egg Whites in Cocktails?

While it’s never 100 percent safe to drink or consume any egg that’s raw, the risks of consuming egg whites in cocktails are extremely minimal.

https://vinepair.com/articles/safe-to-drink-egg-whites-in-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b831b54d14-MAR_24_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b831b54d14-38937345&mc_cid=b831b54d14&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Beeralytics — A Guide to Analyzing Beer Prices from Web Data

Using Bokeh to find the best priced Beers on Delivery Sites

https://towardsdatascience.com/beeralytics-a-guide-to-analyzing-beer-prices-from-web-data-37d4ba206071

 

A New Way To Buy Wine: The ‘Digital Shelf Is Different’

Wine pairing from Jackson Family Wines and other alcohol brands including AB InBev, Bacardi, Constellation Wines and Francis Ford Coppola Winery.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2020/03/23/a-new-way-to-buy-wine-the-digital-shelf-is-different/#61a7a1374081

 

Why are grapes so much more popular for making wine than other fruits?

“Fruit wine” can be made from all kinds of fruits, from plums to cherries to peaches and more, but wine grapes are particularly well-suited to wine production.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/why-are-grapes-so-much-more-popular-for-making-wine-than-other-fruits

 

What Is Custom Crush Winemaking?

Custom crush might be an unfamiliar term you’ve come across during your research.

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/gravity-wine-house.html#whatsnew

 

The Perfect Wine to Pair With Your Favorite Pizza Toppings

The fun comes when taking into consideration the toppings, which can steer pairings in a slew of different red/white/bubbly directions.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-perfect-wine-to-pair-with-your-favorite-pizza-toppings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cd6564c1b5-MAR_25_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cd6564c1b5-38937345&mc_cid=cd6564c1b5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Trinchero Enters Hard Seltzer Category

Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) is the latest winery to enter the hard seltzer category with the launch of Del Mar wine seltzer, which is shipping next week. Packaged in 4-packs of 355-ml. cans ($9), in four different flavors at less than 100 calories a can, Del Mar is targeted at active, wellness-minded wine consumers.

TFE is “conservatively looking to reach 100,000-plus cases in our first year,” said senior vice president of marketing Dave Derby, who added that Del Mar will be available in on- and off-premise accounts nationally. “While hard seltzer has taken share from the broader alcohol beverage category, we’re not concerned that Del Mar will impact other Trinchero Family Estates brands,” Derby said. Following the launch, TFE plans to introduce a variety pack, a popular option for malt-based seltzers.

Del Mar will be supported by outdoor, national, and regional print, digital, and POS advertising. Its introduction follows TFE’s launch of Fre alcohol-removed wine in cans in January, and last month’s launch of Barefoot hard seltzer by rival E.&J. Gallo Winery.

 

A Crash Course in a Misunderstood Italian Grape

Montepulciano is one of the most planted grapes in Italy, yet a surprising amount of confusion surrounds the variety.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/24/best-montepulciano-wine-guide/

 

The Historic Italian Hillsides Producing Silky, Superior Prosecco

As Prosecco has become almost synonymous with cheap, cheerful bubbles, you’d be forgiven if you didn’t realize that they are not all the same.

https://www-winemag-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.winemag.com/2020/03/10/best-prosecco-guide/amp/

 

France officially recognizes natural wine designation

The new denomination is defined by a quality production charter and marketed under the term, vin méthode nature.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=228237

Study shows wine’s effects on sex drive

The Italian researchers noted alcohol tends to arouse women more than men.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/columnists/gus-clemens/2020/03/25/study-shows-wines-effects-sex-drive/4868330002/

Is Beer Good for You?

This article explores the nutrition of beer, as well as its potential benefits and downsides.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-beer-good-for-you

Veuve Clicquot and Champagne’s Leading Lady, Barbe-Nicole

We can thank many for the Champagne we have today, but a woman stands out.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/veuve-clicquot-champagne-lady-barbe-nicole/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter-madame-cliquot-pyrazines-intro-to-wine-bundle&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

‘Whiskey webs’ could spot fake spirits

Scientists from the University of Louisville and North Carolina State University discovered that when whiskey dries on a surface it leaves behind a distinctive mark, which has been likened to the ring that forms from a spilled coffee.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/03/whiskey-webs-could-spot-fake-spirits/

The Differences Between Wine and Whiskey Barrels, Explained

Meant to impart flavor and complexity, wine and whiskey barrels generally serve the same function. However, producers employ markedly different techniques throughout their processes.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/25/wine-vs-whiskey-barrels-explained/

BEST WINE-RELATED EXERCISES AND CRAFTS TO GET THROUGH LOCKDOWN

So, for those wishing social distancing also applied in the family home, here’s how a wine bottle can save you from going stir crazy.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/best-wine-related-exercises-and-crafts-to-get-through-lockdown/

 

Ending the Aesthetic Fallacy of Heavy Bottles

Thanks to their weight, these bottles (and their transportation around the world) represent the single largest portion of the wine industry’s carbon footprint and contribution to global warming.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2020/03/ending_the_aesthetic_fallacy_o.html

5 Notable Women in American Wine

“The wine industry continues to be male-dominated and we hope to level the playing field and set an example for other hopeful future female leaders of wine.”

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/notable-women-in-american-wine/

Sustainable Wine Is Less Damaging to the Environment, But How Can You Spot It?

Sustainability isn’t an absolute, meaning that wine and its agricultural counterparts can be sustainable in some ways, and not so much in other facets.

https://www.ecowatch.com/sustainable-wine-2645582799.html?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2

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Liquor Industry News 03-30-20

March 30, 2020

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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03-30-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

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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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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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