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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 05-06-20

May 6, 2020

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May 5, 2020

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May 4, 2020

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Liquor Industry News 05-04-20

May 4, 2020

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05-04-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

3 Ways To Learn More About Italian Wine

Disaronno creates Velvet cream liqueur

The 30 Best Hard Seltzers of 2020

 

POPE FRANCIS CENSORED FOR CALLING SCOTCH WHISKY ‘THE REAL HOLY WATER’

Footage of Pope Francis hailing Scotch as “the real water of life” emerged when the religious leader paid a visit to students at Rome’s Scots College last year.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/pope-francis-censored-for-calling-scotch-whisky-the-real-holy-water/

 

Wine Condoms

Wine condoms definitely get a few chuckles and smirks, but you’ll be surprised by how well they work. Crafted from food-grade latex, each one has an air-tight grip to keep your wine fresh.

https://robbreport-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/robbreport.com/lifestyle/product-recommendations/best-wine-stoppers-amazon-2914285/amp/

 

All the Different Types of Mezcal, Explained

Mezcal’s rich diversity makes it attractive to spirits aficionados, but this very same factor sets a high barrier of entry for those exploring the category, and who may be hesitant to invest in that first bottle.

https://vinepair.com/articles/different-types-mezcal-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e510eaa763-APRIL_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e510eaa763-38937345&mc_cid=e510eaa763&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The New and Complex Reality for Independent Fine Wine Retailers Mid-Pandemic

The National Association of Wine Retailers’ executive director shares key takeaways from a recent industry survey

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/tom-wark-on-the-new-and-complex-reality-for-independent-fine-wine-retailers-mid-pandemic/

Terroir in Wine — Somewhereness

Terroir has from the beginning been a concern of producers, critics and academics more than of consumers

https://medium.com/@brookslarry21/terroir-in-wine-somewhereness-1ddaf84a285

TTB Approved 182.8K Products Over Last Twelve Months through March 2020, An Increase of 9.5K

Wine: 123.4K products approved over the L12M

https://www.bw166.com/2020/04/20/ttb-approved-182-8k-products-over-last-twelve-months-through-march-2020-an-increase-of-9-5k-5-5/

The dark reason liquor stores are considered essential businesses

Closing liquor stores could be catastrophic for people with alcohol use disorder, or AUD. Withdrawal can be dangerous, especially at a time when hospitals and healthcare workers are stretched thin because of COVID-19.

https://www.businessinsider.com/liquor-stores-essential-businesses-heres-why-2020-4

Why wine movies keep falling flat

Robert Joseph considers Uncorked, Netflix’s new movie, and wonders if film-makers have missed something fundamental about wine.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/why-wine-movies-keep-falling-flat

The 30 Best Hard Seltzers of 2020

Here are the 30 best hard seltzers you can buy right now, tasted and ranked.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/30-best-hard-seltzers-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=09fa27c500-APRIL_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-09fa27c500-38937345&mc_cid=09fa27c500&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Calories, Carbs, and Alcohol in America’s Best-Selling Hard Seltzers

While no alcoholic beverage is “healthy,” most of these brands celebrate their low calories and carbs

https://vinepair.com/articles/calories-carbs-alcohol-best-selling-hard-seltzers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=09fa27c500-APRIL_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-09fa27c500-38937345&mc_cid=09fa27c500&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine With Mexican Food: Starting With The Basics

Here’s a guide that’ll take the guesswork out of pairing your favorite wine with Mexican food.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/wine-with-mexican-food-starting-with-the-basics/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter-mexican-wine-pairings-rose-styles-digital-maps-rerelease&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

Silver Oak Becomes First Winery to Earn Living Building Challenge Sustainability Certification

It has been certified a Living Building by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI)—the first winery and only the 25th project of any kind in the world to earn the designation.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/silver-oak-becomes-first-winery-to-earn-living-building-challenge-certification

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

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

https://vinepair.com/articles/spiked-seltzer-guide-definition-hard-tea/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=09fa27c500-APRIL_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-09fa27c500-38937345&mc_cid=09fa27c500&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What is a Beautiful Wine?

Does the wine world need the idea of beauty to explain what makes a great wine great?

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/04/22/what-is-a-beautiful-wine-1/

 

Jose Cuervo finishes Tequila in Irish whiskey barrels

The Tequila was matured for more than 12 months in new American oak barrels before spending four months in Irish single malt whiskey barrels from the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/jose-cuervo-finishes-tequila-in-irish-whiskey-barrels/

 

South African wine industry facing devastation

The South African government has banned domestic wine sales and shut down wine exports, leaving the industry haemorrhaging money.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/south-african-wine-industry-facing-devastation

 

Reasons To Choose Organic Wine

Even with “natural” wine so trendy these days, organic still isn’t something consumers seek out in droves.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanneobriencoffey/2020/04/22/for-earth-day-reasons-to-choose-organic-wine/#4a54ce7f1647

 

 

Disaronno creates Velvet cream liqueur

Described as having a “smooth texture”, the new Disaronno Velvet is bottled at 17% ABV – lower than the brand’s flagship variant, which has an alcohol strength of 28% ABV. Disaronno Velvet is recommended served over ice.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/disaronno-creates-velvet-cream-liqueur/

BUDWEISER REVIVES ‘WHASSUP’ AD FOR LOCKDOWN ERA

The original “whassup” ran from 1999 to 2002, and first aired on December 20, 1999.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/budweiser-revives-whassup-ad-for-lockdown-era/

Kegs are going bad as coronavirus keeps restaurants closed.

Beer sales rose 11.6% in the week ended April 11, according to Nielsen data, as consumers drink more at home. But the spike doesn’t benefit craft brewers as much because they rely on sales in restaurants and bars.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/24/coronavirus-kegs-are-going-bad-boston-beer-has-a-solution.html

3 Ways To Learn More About Italian Wine

Italy represents one of the more popular European countries for wine imports in the United States.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2020/04/21/3-ways-to-learn-more-about-italian-wine/#270084928a02

 

When You’re Done with Stress-Baking, Wine Sundaes Are Here for You

Two scoops of chocolate ice cream, whipped cream, and a cherry on top, but instead of any of the usual sundae toppings like hot fudge or caramel, her dad uses an ounce of red wine

https://www.thekitchn.com/wine-sundaes-quarantine-23029655

 

PERFECTLY PAIRING VEGAN WINE AND CHOCOLATE

If you’ve got chocolate on your mind, avoid some reds altogether; both red wine and chocolate have a bitter element that can clash.

https://vegnews.com/2020/4/a-wine-educator-s-secrets-for-perfectly-pairing-vegan-wine-and-chocolate

 

Wine’s Biggest Health Benefit Might Be Drinking with Friends

A new study suggests that drinking wine with friends offers more health benefits than drinking alone.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/wine-s-biggest-health-benefit-might-be-drinking-with-friends

 

 

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

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 05-02-20

May 2, 2020

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05-02-20

Liquor Industry News 04-27-20

April 27, 2020

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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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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

Sounds pretty good these days.

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Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

Spanish Wine Scholar SWS-Wine Scholar Guild

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 04-26-20

April 26, 2020

Exploring all things wine with you!

04-26-20

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

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Sounds pretty good these days.

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