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February 18, 2019

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

02-18-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

7 Great Beer and Music Collaborations

 

3 Types of Wine That Pair with Nearly Every Dish

Häagen-Dazs Launches Six Booze-Infused Ice Cream Flavors

 

HARRY POTTER’ BEER FESTIVAL TO LAUNCH IN THE US

A travelling beer festival aimed at wannabe wizards and witches is launching in the US, featuring an alcoholic version of the fictional butterbeer beverage, taking in 10 dates across the country from Portland to Las Vegas.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/harry-potter-beer-festival-to-launch-in-the-us/

 

It looks and tastes like wine and pregnant women are obsessed

An Aussie company has come up with a genius beverage that even mum-to-be’s can enjoy and it all lies in the look and taste.

https://www.kidspot.com.au/birth/pregnancy/pregnancy-health/it-looks-and-tastes-like-wine-and-pregnant-women-are-obsessed/news-story/807efb076e26adb2dde1c5df2ae00ea6

 

Everything You Need to Know to Start Homebrewing Today

Whichever method you choose, the result – your very own beer – is more attainable than you think. Here are all the basic ways to homebrew, explained.

https://vinepair.com/articles/first-beginners-homebrewing-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1893b28573-Feb_05_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1893b28573-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-1893b28573-38937345&mc_cid=1893b28573&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SKYY VODKA

Launched in San Francisco in 1992, Skyy sold to Gruppo Campari in 2006. It’s now a household name among vodka drinkers

https://vinepair.com/articles/skyy-best-american-vodka-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1893b28573-Feb_05_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1893b28573-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-1893b28573-38937345&mc_cid=1893b28573&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Brewers explain: The science of using corn syrup in beer

A lot of the reaction on social media has been that people were surprised that corn syrup would even be in beer.

http://www.fox13news.com/consumer/brewers-explain-the-science-of-using-corn-syrup-in-beer

 

CLIMATE CHANGE ‘MAY ALTER’ FLAVOUR OF NZ SAUVIGNON BLANC

Climate Change may alter the taste of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and pave they way for varieties such as Albarino to do well in Marlborough, experts have claimed.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/climate-change-may-alter-nz-sauvignon-blanc/

Supermarket Wines Are Poured, and Worlds Collide

Readers try three vastly popular, mass-produced bottles that are available in practically any supermarket or liquor store in the country, drew an emotional reaction like no other

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/04/dining/drinks/wine-school-grocery-store-wines.html

 

A lot of that Super Bowl beer flowed through this Taunton beverage distributor

Chances are, that case of Bud Light you picked up for a Super Bowl party Sunday most likely came from one longtime city beer distributor.

Read all about OUR Bud Distributor

https://www.tauntongazette.com/news/20190204/lot-of-that-super-bowl-beer-flowed-through-this-taunton-beverage-distributor?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=0bf44e1e35-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-0bf44e1e35-36686829

Organic Vineyard Consultant and Farm Advisor Amigo Bob Says Pesticide Residue Testing “Is a Fraud,”

n a rousing speech at Ecofarm, the organic farming conference, Amigo Bob Cantisano, one of the founders of CCOF, accused the state and federal government of fraud in testing food for pesticide residues, claiming that state officials test only 181 out of 1,048 active ingredients.

http://winecountrygeographic.blogspot.com/2019/02/organic-vineyard-consultant-and-farm.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WineCountryGeographicGreenGuidesToFineWines+%28Wine+Country+Geographic%3A+Green+Guides+to+Fine+Wines%29

 

 

Top 10 best value-for-money Tequilas and mezcals

These bottlings are not particularly cheap, but have been judged to offer excellent quality for consumers within their respective categories.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/02/the-top-10-best-value-for-money-tequilas-and-mezcals/

 

GENERIC MARKETING FOR CHAMPAGNE COURTS CONTROVERSY

The association of grower-winemakers in Champagne have been promoting the fine French fizz through a marketing campaign in Europe – but some believe it may be damaging the upmarket image of the product.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/generic-marketing-for-champagne-courts-controversy/

 

PLAYBOY WINE RELEASED TO MARK EMPIRE’S 65TH YEAR

Playboy has launched a branded red wine in partnership with US retailer Lot18 to mark its 65th year – a milestone that was reached in 2018.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/playboy-wine-released-to-mark-empires-65th-year/

 

A New Study Answers The Question: Does Blind Wine Tasting Work?

The study’s authors tell us of the existence of extensive literature on differences between wine novices and experts when it comes to perceptual sensitivity, the use of descriptions and wine preference, but what is relatively unidentified, they say, is how guesses and descriptions change after wine-taster training.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/02/05/a-new-study-asks-answers-the-question-does-blind-wine-tasting-work/#3632a082eab9

 

A Guide To Wine Certification Programs

Enrolling in a wine education course may seem confusing, but there’s an option for everyone. Here’s advice to consider

https://www.winemag.com/2019/02/05/guide-to-wine-certification-programs/

 

 

World’s most expensive wine barrel is made from crystal

The unique Bordeaux barrel made by the Lalique crystal works and costing hundreds of thousands of euros takes pride of place in the cellars of Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey in Sauternes

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-88956-Worlds-most-expensive-wine-barrel-is-made-from-crystal.htm

 

9 “Serious” Sweet Wines You Must Try

Historically speaking, though, sweet wines were once the most coveted style of wine in all the world. No really, it’s true!

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/9-serious-sweet-wines-you-must-try/?utm_campaign=2%2F7%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20CdR%20-%20Stickies%20-%20WAwine%20%20%28HPPLKB%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

IRISH WHISKEY GAINS LEGAL PROTECTION IN AUSTRALIA

Irish whiskey has gained protected status in Australia, giving the spirit legal protection for the first time in the country’s history to safeguard against fakes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/irish-whiskey-gains-legal-protection-in-australia/

THE BEST AND WORST SUPER BOWL BOOZE ADS, RANKED

Super Bowl LIII came and went, but the most interesting part, the advertisements, are here to stay. Particularly interesting are the ads from alcohol brands, which aired nationally or in various local markets to promote some of the world’s biggest booze campaigns.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/best-worst-super-bowl-booze-ads-ranked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=be4836087b-Feb_07_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-be4836087b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-be4836087b-38937345&mc_cid=be4836087b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE BEERS DRUNK MOST ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Although Nielsen predicted we’d be drinking a lot of Pinot Grigiohard seltzer, and hazy IPA, beer remains a top choice among Super Bowl audiences whether at home, at a bar, or at the game.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/report-the-beers-drunk-most-on-super-bowl-sunday/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=be4836087b-Feb_07_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-be4836087b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-be4836087b-38937345&mc_cid=be4836087b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What a Bottle of Wine Costs Around the World

For the fifth year in a row, The Economist determined Singapore to be the world’s most expensive city after evaluating the cost of living in 133 locations around the globe

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/wine-bottle-prices-around-world-2019

 

Got Bad Wine? Here’s How to Fix It Using Science

All it takes is a basic understanding of flavor and scent, along with some household items. Bad wine shouldn’t be exiled. It should be rehabilitated.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/how-to-make-cheap-wine-taste-good

These are the most-overrated, and underrated wine options

If you want the best value, the way to go is to find underrated grapes, producers, and regions


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9 Signs You May Be Intolerant To Red Wine

For some folks, this delightful beverage can leave them feeling a little worse for wear — and sometimes even in danger.

https://www.bustle.com/p/9-signs-you-may-be-intolerant-to-red-wine-15919176

 

Where to Find the Best South African Wine

South Africa is home to over 200,000 acres of vines. Here are the regions to look for that are producing some of the best bottles.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/02/06/where-find-best-south-african-wine/

 

New Beer

Portland, Maine’s Allagash Brewing Co. has launched Sun Drift, a blend of beer and tea. The 6.7% abv brew is made with locally sourced malts, Citra and Cascade hops, plus lemon zest, before it’s fermented with Brettanomyces yeast and blended with black tea from Little Red Cup. Sun Drift is rolling out now in 4-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft throughout Allagash’s 16-state and Washington, D.C. distribution footprint.

How Champagne got its bubbles

The Champagne region wasn’t always known for sparkling wine. Sophie Thorpe uncovers how the region discovered the bubbles that made its name

https://blog.bbr.com/2019/02/06/how-champagne-got-its-bubbles/

 

FIRST HEMP WINERY TO OPEN TASTING ROOM IN NEW YORK STATE

A company called Sovereign Wines plans on opening its first tasting room near in Skaneateles, according to NYupstate. What makes this wine so unique its that it’s the first of its kind to be fused with hemp.

http://wpdh.com/first-hemp-winery-to-open-tasting-room-in-new-york-state/

 

The mysterious case of the cork-tainted carrots

Why do we find some smells and tastes disgusting — and how malleable is our sense of disgust?

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/The-mysterious-case-of-the-cork-tainted-carrots-13595196.php

 

These Maps Reveal Which States Buy the Most Liquor, Wine, and Beer

In terms of overall sales, New Hampshire tops the list (it’s also number one in terms of beer and spirits sales, and number three for wine).

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/states-buy-most-liquor-wine-beer-mapped

 

DRINKING BEER BEFORE WINE WON’T PREVENT A HANGOVER

The old adage of “beer before wine and you’ll feel fine” is a myth, according to Cambridge researchers, who have ruled that it doesn’t matter what order you drink in, you’ll still get a hangover if you drink too much.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/drinking-beer-before-wine-wont-prevent-a-hangover/

 

‘A’-LIST STAR: CONSIDERING JAPAN’S NATIVE RED GRAPE

Koshu may be Japan’s leading native grape but the versatile Muscat Bailey A is hot on its heels, used in producing a wide range of the country’s wines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/a-list-star-considering-japans-native-red-grape/

 

Why I get all sniffy about wine snobs

Research found that 80 per cent of those leaving shops with wine were female.

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/17412554.column-why-i-get-all-sniffy-about-wine-snobs/

 

IS IT SNOBBY TO BRING YOUR OWN WINE ON PLANES?

Not many people realize this, but you actually can bring your own booze on airplanes. Provided you stick to 100ml bottles, you can even bring it from home. One thing you can’t do: serve it to yourself on board.

https://www.godsavethepoints.com/2019/02/07/is-it-snobby-to-bring-your-own-wine-on-planes/

 

THE 20 BEST BOURBONS FOR EVERY BUDGET

In 2017, Kentucky’s bourbon production reached 1.7 million barrels, the highest it’s been since 1972. There are currently more bourbon barrels residing in Kentucky than there are human inhabitants.

We Have MANY In Stock!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-bourbon-whiskeys-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7058fcdf4d-Feb_07_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7058fcdf4d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7058fcdf4d-38937345&mc_cid=7058fcdf4d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

5% raise for six-figure NH Liquor Commission executives rejected over failure to meet revenue targets

Total Wine & More, which started opening Massachusetts locations in 2017, has cost the NHLC an estimated $175 million a year in sales. In addition to six stores in eastern Massachusetts, Total Wine also has a robust mail order business for wine.

https://www.unionleader.com/news/business/raise-for-six-figure-nh-liquor-commission-executives-rejected-over/article_c6b042f7-0eef-556e-85ea-c593474b5f4e.html

 

Häagen-Dazs Launches Six Booze-Infused Ice Cream Flavors

Häagen-Dazs Spirits,” and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Booze. Infused. Ice. Cream.

https://amp.foodandwine.com/news/haagen-dazs-boozy-ice-cream

 

Paid posts: Welcome to the 21st-century world of wine blogging

Who cares about integrity or honesty or legitimate reviews? I’ll just run paid posts

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/paid-posts-welcome-to-the-21st-century-world-of-wine-blogging/

 

Healthy Wines: What the Labels Really Mean

Clean-crafted and Dry / Ketogenic defined

https://earth911.com/how-and-buy/healthy-wines-what-labels-mean/

Mr Grumpy: show me the vintage

Interesting view on vintage dates and wine buyong

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/02/07/mr-grumpy-show-me-the-vintage/

Before You Sip That Cocktail, a Few Safety Warnings

Today’s rule-breaking bartenders can unwittingly concoct a health hazard, but a website is here to help stave off trouble.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/08/dining/drinks/cocktail-safety-bartender.html

Myth Vs. Fact: Wine

The Onion debunks some of the common myths about wine.

https://www.theonion.com/myth-vs-fact-wine-1832461474

 

Get To Know The Reds Of Classic White Wine Regions

While wine regions all around the world offer delicious and intriguing options for white wine lovers, some regions in particular are known solely for their white wines.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2019/02/08/reds-from-white-wine-regions/#531b7cab1eb1

 

3 Types of Wine That Pair with Nearly Every Dish

No matter what you cook up, these reliable bottles have you covered

https://www.tastingtable.com/drinks/national/easy-wine-pairing-guide

Don’t Judge Wine By its Price Tag

Choosing the right wine in a shop with hundreds of bottles can be intimidating. How do you pick a bottle that leaves an impression?

https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/lifestyle/food/Dont-Judge-Wine-By-its-Price-Tag/4258338-4972858-x6k2xoz/index.html

Everything you need to know about oaked wine

The term oaked is often used relating to a wine but what exactly does that mean?

https://www.thevisitor.co.uk/news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-oaked-wine-1-9583629

7 Great Beer and Music Collaborations

Here are some of the most high-profile collaborations to hit shelves recently.

https://oct.co/essays/7-best-beer-band-collaborations?utm_source=oct_nl_dek&mc_cid=8e3a430688&mc_eid=00cc7421f2

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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Mezcal’s popularity puts pressure on producers

While Tequila has taken off, younger sibling mezcal is raring to go. But with its increasing popularity comes pressure on the raw materials that are used to make it, and the need to educate potential consumers about the spirit.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/01/mezcal-piggybacking-off-the-success-of-tequila/

Dry for 162 years, Massachusetts’s town now allows alcohol sales

The Rockport Board of Selectmen this week voted unanimously to give the coastal community’s only grocery store a license for take-home alcohol sales.

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2019/01/26/dry-for-162-years-massachusetts-town-now-allows-alcohol-sales

New Svedka Rosé Vodka

Svedka has unveiled a new Rosé extension, a 30%-abv vodka containing 5% rosé wine. Launching next month at $17 a 1-liter bottle, the new expression will have dedicated advertising through the brand’s recently introduced “Bring Your Own Spirit” campaign, and will receive the largest spend for any Svedka flavor launch to date. Constellation tells SND that the rosé vodka holds strategic value for the brand as it looks to expand in on-premise markets.

“Svedka was built in the off-premise, and we continue to dominate in that channel,” says Carl Evans, Constellation’s vice president for spirits marketing. “Based on the Rosé movement in the on-premise, we’re confident this SKU will flourish there as well. We’ve been laser-focused on programming for the on-premise and have seen tremendous potential for Svedka Rosé within the cocktail culture.” According to Impact Databank, Svedka grew 1% to 4.4 million cases in the U.S. last year.

The Lost Wine Consumer of 2019

The industry isn’t only at a cross-roads, we stand a chance of losing the wine consumer altogether.

https://svbwine.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-lost-wine-consumer-of-2019.html

 

Sicily rediscovers six indigenous grape varieties previously thought to be extinct

Rediscovered and added to the Italian National Register of Grape Varieties. The six grapes are the reds Inzolia Nera, Lucignola, Orisi, Usirioto and Vitrarolo, and the white Recunu.

http://imbibe.com/news-articles/wines/sicily-rediscovers-six-indigenous-grape-varieties-previously-thought-extinct/

 

Should you stop drinking prosecco for ethical reasons?

Demand for the Italian white wine has surged in recent years, and increased production has led to soil erosion. So should prosecco join beef and others on the naughty list?

https://www.theguardian.com/food/shortcuts/2019/jan/28/should-you-stop-drinking-prosecco-for-ethical-reasons

 

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/en/2019/01/21/organic-grapes-winemaking/

 

 

HOW TO REALLY USE MARSALA WINE

Famous British chef Delia Smith boosted sales of Marsala years ago when she poured the amber liquid into one of her famous recipes.
http://www.snooth.com/articles/how-to-really-use-marsala-wine/?viewall=1#ixzz5e1LQvypf

 

The World’s Best Places for Growing Chenin Blanc

To understand everything there is to know about the French variety, here’s a guide to the different styles and regions of Chenin Blanc production worldwide.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-chenin-blanc-types-guide/

 

The Rise of Australia’s Other Grapes

Grenache, Roussanne, and Nebbiolo are among the varieties helping to redefine Australian wine

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-rise-of-australias-other-grapes/

 

10% Of U.S. Wine Retail Sales Shipped Direct To Consumers In 2018

According to the 2019 Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) Wine Shipping Report, over 6 million cases of domestic U.S. wine were shipped DtC  in 2018 (up 9% over 2017

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/01/26/10-of-u-s-wine-retail-sales-shipped-direct-to-consumers-in-2018/#2491c13d2c44

 

CHAMPAGNE EXPORTS OVERTAKE DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION FOR FIRST TIME IN OVER 50 YEARS

Estimated figures for total shipments during the past year show that more Champagne was consumed in foreign markets than France for the first time in over 50 years.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/01/champagne-exports-overtake-domestic-consumption-for-first-time-in-over-50-years/

 

Shanken News Daily Launches Weekly Cannabis Edition

In response to the rapid emergence of cannabis as a consumer category in North America, Shanken News Daily is pleased to announce that it will launch a new weekly newsletter covering the cannabis market, with a special focus on the movements of major drinks industry companies.

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https://newsletters.shankennewsdaily.com/cannabisedition/

 Mondavi Targets Female Drinkers With New Flat Top Hills Brand

Mondavi & Family is introducing a new California wine brand, Flat Top Hills, aimed at female consumers in their 30s and 40s with household income in the $45,000-$80,000 range. The new brand includes five wines: a Sauvignon Blanc ($14), Rosé ($14), Chardonnay ($14), Red Blend ($16), and Cabernet Sauvignon ($16).

“We’re looking to strengthen our overall brand portfolio with the addition of Flat Top Hills in a growing price segment,” says Mark Koppen, C. Mondavi’s vice president of marketing. The new franchise will debut February 1 in select on- and off-premise accounts in Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, and North Carolina, with additional markets slated to launch this fall. Sourced from Yolo County, Dunnigan Hills, Monterey Coast, Lodi, Sonoma County, and the Central Coast, the brand is named for the flat-topped summits of the Mondavi family’s Dunnigan Hills vineyards, where consulting winemaker Angelina Mondavi and her siblings and cousins played as children.

Overall, C. Mondavi had volume of over 1.5 million cases last year. “We’re seeing strong trends in our core Charles Krug Napa Valley wines as well as our CK Mondavi and Family line of everyday wines,” Koppen notes, adding that Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet varietals are performing especially well, and that the company is seeing “some positive signs in Merlot.”

Drinking wine better than exercise if you want to live a long life, study finds

A recent study from the University of California found those who drank two glasses of beer or wine every day had a better chance of living longer

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/life/110247551/drinking-wine-better-than-exercise-if-you-want-to-live-a-long-life-study-finds

MARLBOROUGH, WHERE SAUVIGNON BLANC FLIES CLOSE TO THE SUN
At the northeastern tip of the South Island it is sheltered from all the major and most extreme climatic influences, and instead has a sunny but fresh maritime climate – ideal for Sauvignon Blanc.
https://aroundtheworldin80harvests.com/2018/12/14/marlborough-sauvignon-blanc-mecca/?fbclid=IwAR0x6HZSIYFaKm_2mwLkFg5jk8tleZv5rROIALMmNplDe4xwSYjRgU_2sO0

BRAD AND ANGELINA’S MIRAVAL TO LAUNCH NEW ROSÉ

Château Miraval, which is still co-owned by Hollywood actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, has announced the launch of a new rosé to join its established Miraval Rosé, launched in 2012, called ‘Studio by Miraval’.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/01/brad-and-angelinas-chateau-miraval-to-launch-new-rose/

THE MOST EXPENSIVE VINEYARDS IN BORDEAUX, MAPPED

Here are the most expensive vineyards in Bordeaux, by land prices per hectare, in 2017.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-expensive-bordeaux-vineyards-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0301a8029a-Jan_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0301a8029a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0301a8029a-38937345&mc_cid=0301a8029a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

8 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SCREAMING EAGLE WINERY

Founded in 1986 by former real estate agent Jean Phillips, Screaming Eagle epitomizes low-production, exclusive Napa winemaking.

https://vinepair.com/articles/screaming-eagle-best-napa-cabernet/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0301a8029a-Jan_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0301a8029a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0301a8029a-38937345&mc_cid=0301a8029a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Head of French Taittinger Champagne house says the ‘crazy’ English invented the fizzy wine

It was an English physician, Christopher Merret, who first described the process of adding sugar to a wine to carbonate it by creating a second fermentation.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/30/head-french-taittinger-champagne-house-says-crazy-english-invented/

 

WHAT AMERICA DRINKS EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR

Seasonal drinking is America’s most accessible pastime.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-drinks-holidays-year/

 

Learn to Taste by Taking Better Wine Tasting Notes

Why Taking Notes Makes You Smarter

https://winefolly.com/review/learn-to-taste-by-taking-better-wine-tasting-notes/

 

Does Clear Ice Really Matter?

Many top-tier bars still argue that clear ice offers little beyond aesthetics. But that’s not the only consideration.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/does-making-clear-ice-cubes-really-matter-cocktail-bars/

How Natural Wines Develop Reductive Notes

With little or no sulfites added, natural wines should be more at risk of oxidation. So why do some yield reductive notes?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-natural-wines-develop-reductive-notes/

Cannabis, wine still a murky mixture

Experts see crossover opportunities, but regulations and other obstacles loom.

https://www.farmprogress.com/grapes/cannabis-wine-still-murky-mixture

How Do You Prevent Wine Fraud? With Blockchain-Enabled Labels

Not that most of consider it on a regular basis, but fraud is a serious issue in the wine world.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/blockchain-traceable-wine

Pringles Wine Tumblers Exist, So Now You Can Channel Your Inner Walmart Woman

Have you been following the story of aTexas woman who won everyone’s hearts after getting banned from Walmart for drinking wine out of a Pringles can while operating an electric scooter?

https://www.myrecipes.com/news/pringles-wine-tumblers

NUTRITIONAL FACTS OF WINE

Let’s consider the nutritional facts behind your wines to, at least, knock one worry off your plate and help you plan accordingly for the goals you’re setting

https://ilikethisgrape.com/the-nutritional-considerations-for-wine

 

You Never Have To Choose Again: Wine Cocktails Are Here And Damn, They’re Delicious

Do I want to drink wine tonight? Or am I in the mood for an interesting cocktail? Turns out, there is a solution: A wine cocktail.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/217838/how-to-make-wine-cocktails/

 

NINE PRODUCERS BREAK WITH CAVA TO FORM ‘CORPINNAT’

Nine producers have formally broken ties with the Cava DO to form their own EU-recognised body known as Corpinnat with the first bottles bearing the name due to be released this spring.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/nine-producers-break-with-cava-to-form-corpinnat/

New Angels Envy

Louisville, Kentucky’s Angel’s Envy will launch a Sherry cask-finished Bourbon in limited quantities on February 15. The 50% abv whiskey ($200) is blended from Bourbon aged between four and nine years before spending an additional two to three years finishing in Oloroso Sherry casks. Only 3,600 bottles of Angel’s Envy Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks will be available at the brand’s distillery and in select retailers in Kentucky. Bacardi acquired Angel’s Envy in 2015.

 

NBA Kings and Bogle Vineyards Release “Proud Roots” 2016 Vintage Wine

Grapes Harvested in 2016 Celebrate Golden 1 Center’s Opening and Highlight Sacramento’s Agricultural Community — Wine will be available at Golden 1 Center on February 2

https://www.nba.com/kings/news/sacramento-kings-and-bogle-vineyards-release-proud-roots-2016-vintage-wine

 

 

VinePair Continues to Be Largest and Fastest Growing Drinks Media Brand 2019

Brings Wine & Beer Reviews & Print Magazine Launch
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4136722#ixzz5eO0do8Oa

Sting Operation Targets Cheap Grapes in Fancy Wines

More than 50 companies tied to Italian wine exports are under investigation for fraudulent practices.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/sting-operation-targets-cheap-grapes-in-fancy-wines

We all whine about the cold, but what about the wine?

Minnesota wine grapes are designed to survive the cold, but is this cold too much for them?

https://www.kare11.com/article/news/we-all-whine-about-the-cold-but-what-about-the-wine/89-4981dc90-bd22-4caf-8991-46f52cf0e2ad

Drink Up at the Booze History Museum of Staten Island

Tours are usually conducted in Russian, and they frequently turn into larger celebrations of Jewish and Russian culture, with musical performances and potluck buffets.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/nyregion/vodka-russia-museum-staten-island.html

 

 

Which foods or beverages should I avoid before a wine tasting? And is there anything that I should be eating or drinking before a tasting?

Good question—professional tasters have a variety of pregame rituals. This is also a good time to bring up that before (and while) tasting wine, it’s smart to avoid heavy scents, like perfume, smoke or even lotions and soaps. It’s also important to pay attention to certain supplements or drugs, prescription or otherwise, that might interfere with your taste buds (or be contra-indicated with alcohol, even if you are spitting). Some antibiotics can cause a bitter aftertaste, for example.

Every taster has their own list of foods that might personally clash with wines. For me, things like Brussels sprouts, raw garlic or onions and cauliflower tend to repeat on me, and that aftertaste can be very distracting. I also avoid the foods that are known to fight with wine: asparagus, artichokes, oily fishes (no tuna fish sandwiches!), vinegar and pickled items. Some tasters avoid coffee and tea, which both also have a lot of tannins, before a tasting. Bitter and spicy foods can also sensitize taste buds, causing tannins or acidity to seem harsher.

In general, professional tasters tend to make sure to stay hydrated (with water), and most stick to healthy, neutral meals on tasting days. I also like to taste when I’m a little bit hungry—I feel like it heightens my perceptions—but it’s a fine line, because I hate to taste when I’m starving, because I find a grumbling tummy distracting. Some tasters also like to eat plain crackers during a tasting, which can help alleviate tannin fatigue.

 

What Wine Marketers Should Know about Cannabis Consumers

Adult-use cannabis legalization has ushered in a new consumer of THC products—here’s a snapshot of the demographic

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-wine-marketers-should-know-about-cannabis-consumers/

 

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