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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

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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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