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October 17, 2018

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Liquor Industry News/Links 10-15-18

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

10-15-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

How to Serve Wine Like a Pro

 

BROWN LIQUOR 101

 

THE BOOZE TO PAIR WITH YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY

 

Does Pumpkin Beer Deserve a Bad Rap?

 

AND MORE!

 

It’s In Your Best Interests to Become a Wine Snob

Are you worried that you might be turning into a little bit of a wine snob? Do your friends worry, before they bring a bottle over to your place, that it won’t meet your standards?

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-snob-definition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b5ac158178-Oct_01_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b5ac158178-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b5ac158178-38937345&mc_cid=b5ac158178&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

THE FIERY CARAMEL APPLE HOT TODDY RECIPE

THE STORY BEHIND THE FIERY CARAMEL APPLE HOT TODDY

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/fiery-caramel-apple-hot-toddy-cocktail-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b5ac158178-Oct_01_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b5ac158178-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b5ac158178-38937345&mc_cid=b5ac158178&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Sommelier Develops Plastic Wine Glasses That Double As ‘Good’ Wine Glasses

It took almost two years of work and fundraising to get her prototype, and the result is HaloVino, a glass made of number 5 plastic that is stackable, recyclable and dishwasher-safe.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanettehurt/2018/09/30/sommelier-develops-plastic-wine-glasses-that-double-as-good-wine-glasses/#1925b37b15fe

 

These 5 Wines Pair Perfectly With Fall Produce

Of course, no season is complete without perfect wine pairings. These five wines will be the perfect accompaniments to the myriad of dishes created with fall’s favorite fruits and vegetables.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2018/09/30/fall-produce-wine-pairings/#3fcc53657de8

 

Titanic shipping firm’s letter apologizing for losing 69 cases of wine

A letter from Titanic’s shipping company apologizing for losing a wine delivery because the liner sank has been uncovered after lying uncovered in a wine merchant’s desk drawer for decades.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6223913/Titanic-shipping-firms-letter-apologising-losing-69-cases-wine-uncovered.html

 

Croatian Vintner Ages Wines in Amphoras on Adriatic Sea Floor

ine-filled amphoras are once again being found on the sea floor, not from sunken ships, but deliberately placed there by a special Eastern European winery. Faith Lapidus explains.

https://www.voanews.com/a/croatian-vintner-ages-wines-in-amphoras-on-adriatic-sea-floor/4593193.html

Four things to know about the rose boom

The rose boom isn’t about Instagram and memes; it’s about quality wine at a fair price

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/four-things-to-know-about-the-rose-boom-and-that-dont-have-anything-to-do-with-instagram-or-memes/

Is an imitation wine better than a fake?

In the wine world, imitations are nothing new. How many wineries around the globe are working furiously to reproduce New Zealand’s Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc style?

http://www.timatkin.com/articles?1925

4 New Willamette Valley Sub-AVAs on the Horizon

Oregon’s largest wine region is set to be divided into areas of distinctive microclimates and soil types

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/4-new-willamette-valley-sub-avas-on-the-horizon/

The Evolving Wine Buyer in a Subscription Economy

To prepare for the future, wine producers should monitor how the wine buyer is evolving.

https://www.vinespring.com/blog/evolving-wine-buyer-subscription-economy

Building Better Barrels

As modern American winemaking veers away from heavy oak influence, it’s become more important to understand the available options for aging wine

https://www.winesandvines.com/features/article/203854/Building-Better-Barrels

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Releases Buck Shack Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon

Grown in Lake County, the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was first aged in traditional French and American oak barrels for 15 months, followed by 3 months in freshly emptied, or ‘wet’ Kentucky Bourbon barrels.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/09/28/shannon-ridge-releases-cabernet

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS DECLARES WORLD’S HIGHEST VINEYARD

The Guinness Book of World Records has declared a vineyard in Tibet to be the highest in the world, beating even vines planted in the foothills of the Andes in Argentina.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/guinness-world-records-declares-worlds-highest-vineyard/

Other Wine Guinness Records

I remember every year getting the book, Now all online

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/search?term=wine

 

DIAGEO RELEASES GAME OF THRONES WHISKY COLLECTION

Diageo has released an extended range of whiskies based on HBO’s hit TV series Game of Thrones, comprising the limited edition White Walker by Johnnie Walker and The Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/diageo-releases-game-of-thrones-whisky-collection/

 

Johnnie Walker unveils White Walker Scotch whisky

Diageo has revealed details of its new limited edition Game of Thrones-inspired blended Scotch whisky, called White Walker by Johnnie Walker.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/10/johnnie-walker-unveils-white-walker-scotch-whisky/

WTF Is a Milkshake IPA?

Here’s what they are, why you may suddenly be seeing IPAs that look like tropical ice cream shakes, and five to try.

https://vinepair.com/articles/milkshake-ipa-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=24be4bd24e-Oct_02_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-24be4bd24e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-24be4bd24e-38937345&mc_cid=24be4bd24e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COINTREAU, GRAND MARNIER, AND TRIPLE SEC?

Here’s a breakdown of the different styles of orange liqueur, and commonly used popular brands.

https://vinepair.com/articles/differences-cointreau-triple-sec-grand-marnier/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=24be4bd24e-Oct_02_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-24be4bd24e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-24be4bd24e-38937345&mc_cid=24be4bd24e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Understanding the Popularity of Prosecco

This mid-tier price point is one of the most popular types of Prosecco in the U.S. So, why the heck is Prosecco so popular?

https://wineoh.tv/discover-why-americans-are-so-in-love-with-prosecco-video

 


Top Cognac Brands

 

The Science of Ice in Cocktails

Bartenders weigh in on shape, size, cut, and clarity—and how to choose the right ice

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-ice-in-cocktails/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=66345692&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–_YKopAhQdoWTUHLnWfZ03x4ZdQ4Ozp2YmCB3pys6x64WTWGfopY8Qat7E4xCoMdNWVGqJok1SV-CbemHGN5ApGa2A2IRtVPHRObrDJqCJwP7Pg6Q&_hsmi=66346489

 

How to Serve Wine Like a Pro

How much wine is appropriate to pour in a glass? How can you avoid drips? What does it mean to “prime” a glass?

https://video.winespectator.com/play/id/5839426030001/name/Wine_101:_How_to_Serve_Wine_Like_a_Pro?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Sips-Tips-100218&utm_campaign=SipsTips100218

 

Green Wine: Where Are We Now?

While the wine industry has been busy riding the pink wine wave, it is becoming clear that the “green wine” wave is worth catching as well. Millennials’ interest in organically grown wines is leading to double-digit growth in sales

https://www.beveragemedia.com/2018/09/27/green-wine-now/

 

All About German Sekt

: Germans have a fondness for sparkling wine they call Sekt. Typically made from Riesling and Pinots noir, blanc, and gris, German Sekt comes in different quality categories. Learn about Sekt and why bubbles aren’t just for special occasions.

 

PINK TO RELEASE HER FIRST WINES UNDER TWO WOLVES LABEL

Pop star turned winemaker Pink has revealed that she will be releasing her first commercial wines under the label Two Wolves, having bought an 10-hectare vineyard in Los Olivos, north of Santa Barbara, five years ago.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/pink-to-release-her-first-wines-under-two-wolves-label/

 

Vin de France News

The Vin de France category continues to see strong growth in the U.S., rising 45% to 850,000 cases in the six months through June, with value up 38% to $30 million, according to Anivin de France. Strong growth was seen in both single varietal wines and blends, the trade group noted. At 1.3 million cases in calendar 2017, the U.S. is the fifth-largest export market for Vin de France wines, which have a global volume of 21.8 million cases.

TOP 100 BEST BUYS OF 2018

Top 100 Best Buys list, a ranking of the most attainable, buzzworthy, well-priced and simply delicious pours available.

MANY IN STOCK INCLUDING #1 AND #2

https://www.winemag.com/toplists/bestbuys2018/

How Bugs and Other Critters are Saving Vineyards

Sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming practices are using insects and animals in innovative ways to shape their vineyards and care for the planet.

https://www.winemag.com/2017/04/17/how-bugs-and-other-critters-are-saving-vineyards/

Examining the Gender Gap in the Champagne and Sparkling Wine Business

“Consumers don’t know a tremendous amount about champagne,”

http://fortune.com/2018/10/02/new-york-champagne-week-women-winemakers/

EVERYTHING YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT CHIANTI

No classic Italian meal is complete without a glass of ruby red vino at your elbow.

https://vinepair.com/articles/everything-you-never-knew-about-chianti/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0b2afcb9c9-Oct_03_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0b2afcb9c9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0b2afcb9c9-38937345&mc_cid=0b2afcb9c9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

STUDY: YOU’RE NOT A MEAN DRUNK, YOU’RE JUST MEAN

Perhaps you think a couple drinks improves your mood. Perhaps you think you’re much funnier when you’re drunk, or perhaps you’re scared that you’re much meaner when you’re drunk. Turns out you’re not. You’re just you.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/drunk-personality-study/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0b2afcb9c9-Oct_03_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0b2afcb9c9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0b2afcb9c9-38937345&mc_cid=0b2afcb9c9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How to Pair Wine With Breakfast Sandwiches

But there is no reason that the foil-wrapped rolls can’t also be the thing you eat while enjoying something to drink — especially if that something is a bottle of Santorini.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/10/wine-breakfast-sandwiches-bec-bacon-egg-cheese.html

A Guide to Finding the Best Value Wine

What do phrases like “Barrel Select” on labels even mean? We’ll show you what to look for and avoid when searching for quality wines at good prices.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/02/guide-finding-best-value-wine/

Does a Glass of Wine Before Bed Help You Sleep Better?

We have been conditioned by the beautiful people of TV and film to associate a few drinks on the couch in the evening as the ultimate way to wind down and prepare for bed.

But what exactly is the truth?

http://socialvignerons.com/2018/04/17/does-a-glass-of-wine-before-bed-help-you-sleep-better/

Are Millennials drinking less beer because it “makes them fat?” This chart says “yes!”

 

Red wine blends problematic

Varietal wines, named after the primary grape in the bottle, usually are considered “better” than blended wines.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8799368-181/berger-on-wine-red-wine

 

What Do Winemakers Worry About?

In Napa It’s Not Wildfires.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2018/10/02/what-do-winemakers-worry-about-in-napa-its-not-wildfires/#2d6813f8bf7c

 

Certified Cider Professional Program Gains Big with Angry Orchard Graduating Class

USACM is an organization of cider and perry producers in the United States. Their mission is to grow a diverse and successful U.S. cider industry by providing valuable information, resources and services to our members and by advocating on their behalf.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/03/certified-cider-professional-gains-big

How about a gin-filled Christmas card?

As boozy advent calendars become all the rage, Daffy’s Gin has taken a different approach and created a gin-filled Christmas card for this year’s festive season.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/10/daffys-launches-gin-filled-christmas-card/

 

These Watches Are Made with Wine

Analog has created five strap color options, all of which are cork, but two of which are dyed with actual blueberry and red wines—and even smell like them.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/wine-watch-analog-kickstarter-somm-collection

 

What Wine Goes with Hot Dogs?

We asked S.K.Y.’s chef and its sommelier to tell us what to drink with a dog that’s been dragged through the garden.

http://www.chicagomag.com/dining-drinking/October-2018/What-Wine-Goes-with-Hot-Dogs/

 

Five Health Tips for the Wine Shop Employee

It’s important to take care of your body as well as your wine sales numbers during the busy shopping season ahead.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/03/health-tips-wine-shop-employee/

 

 

Consumers willing to pay more for sustainably brewed beer

More and more breweries are investing in practices to save energy and reduce greenhouse gases. Will it pay off? A new study suggests it may.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181005141905.htm

 

THE UNDERGROUND WINE SHOP THAT SAVED A HOTEL FROM TWO WORLD WARS

One of the best-preserved grand hotels of the 19th century, Grand Hotel Kronenhof was founded by Andreas Gredig in 1848 as the Rössli Guesthouse, a casual operation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/swiss-hotel-wine-cellar-war-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e994c9c2ed-Oct_04_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e994c9c2ed-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e994c9c2ed-38937345

 

ARE SAUVIGNON AROMAS INCOMPATIBLE WITH OAK?

While some white grape varieties, such as Chardonnay and Semillon, are particularly well suited to barrel maturation, others, with more fragile aromas, can experience a decline in typical characters due to maturation in casks that are not well suited.

http://cmsauvignon.com/en/are-sauvignon-aromas-incompatible-with-oak/

 

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Announces Launch of Rowen Wine Company

Rowen Wine Company is a study in terroir focused on the Cooley Ranch, a remote and historic property high atop undulating mountains around a glistering lake in the northern reaches of Sonoma County.

http://www.weny.com/story/39224534/rodney-strong-wine-estates-announces-launch-of-rowen-wine-company#

 

There’s More to Prosecco Than You Think

The best bottles from Italy’s northeast hillsides shatter the stereotype of generic bubbly

. https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/theres-more-prosecco-than-you-think-2820994/

Does Pumpkin Beer Deserve a Bad Rap?

Yes, the only thing more predictable than pumpkin beer seemingly arriving earlier and earlier each year is people complaining about it with incredibly trite jokes. How did we get to this point? Didn’t pumpkin beer used to be wildly popular?

https://oct.co/essays/pumpkin-beer-bad-rap?utm_source=oct_nl_&mc_cid=bf93c20a64&mc_eid=00cc7421f2

 

THE BOOZE TO PAIR WITH YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY

What other time of year can a bunch of adults get together, don incredible costumes, and throw booze and candy into the mix?

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-booze-to-pair-with-your-favorite-halloween-candy-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=30ec8ab041-Oct_05_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-30ec8ab041-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-30ec8ab041-38937345&mc_cid=30ec8ab041&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

HOW, WHEN, AND WHY TO RIM YOUR COCKTAIL GLASS

Presentation is important, but thoughtfully rimming your cocktail is about more than good looks.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-rim-cocktail-salt-margarita/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=30ec8ab041-Oct_05_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-30ec8ab041-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-30ec8ab041-38937345&mc_cid=30ec8ab041&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Five Things To Know About Home Wine Delivery

The 2018 Direct to Consumer Wine Shipping Report by Sovos and Wines & Vines documents that wineries shipped 5.78 million cases of wine in 2017, to the tune of $2.69 billion.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2018/10/04/five-things-to-know-about-home-wine-delivery/#7b0778527648

 

 

HEALTHY OR HARMFUL: HOW MUCH WINE SHOULD WE REALLY BE DRINKING?

Do the health benefits of drinking wine in moderation outweigh the detriments?

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/wine-drink-risk-health-benefits-cancer-heart-death-how-much-safe-drinking-units-a8569071.html

 

Identifying wine with fingerprint technology

Kiwi scientists are using a chemical fingerprinting technique to definitively and scientifically prove if a wine is really what it says on the bottle.

https://www.ruralnewsgroup.co.nz/wine-grower/wg-general-news/identifying-wine-with-fingerprint-technology

 

IS YOUR TAILGATE PARTY A BIT FLAT? SPRITZ IT UP

The new portable Drinkmate Spritzer infuses still drinks like juice, cocktails and wine with bubbly effervescence through a CO2 carbonation process.

http://www.drinkmemag.com/is-your-tailgate-party-a-bit-flat-spritz-it-up/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=604dc350a9-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-604dc350a9-144602285&mc_cid=604dc350a9&mc_eid=db3f4d9053

 

World Sulfur Limits In Wine

Market

Free SO2(ppm)

Total SO2(ppm)

Notes

Australia   250 Wines with < 35 g/L sugars
    300 Wines with > 35 g/L sugars
Argentina   130 Red wines with < 4 g/L sugars
    180 Red wines with > 4 g/L sugars
    180 White and pink wines with < 4 g/L sugars
    210 White and pink wines with > 4 g/L sugars
Brazil   300  
Cambodia   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Canada 70 350 Federal standard; Provincial Liquor Control Boards may set their own overriding limits
  70 420 Quebec (SAQ)
  30 100 For Quebec, organic products with < 50 g/L sugar
  35 150 For Quebec, organic products with > 50 but < 100 g/L sugar
  45 250 For Quebec, organic products with 100 g/L or more sugar
  50 300 For Ontario, wines with < 35 g/L sugar
  70 400 For Ontario, wines with >35g/L sugar
  30 100 For Ontario, organic wines with < 50 g/L sugar
  35 150 For Ontario, organic wines with 50–99 g/L sugar
  45 250 For Ontario, organic wines with > 99 g/L sugar
Chile 75 250 Red, rosé, white and sparkling wine
  100 400 Sweet wines with < 30 g/L total sugars
China   250 Wines with < 45 g/L sugars
    400 Wines with > 45 g/L sugars
European Union (EU)   150mg/L Red wine, liqueur wine
    200mg/L White wine, rosé wine
    235 mg/L Sparkling wine
    300 mg/L Botrytis/late harvest wine
    100 mg/L Organic red wine
    150 mg/L Organic white wine, organic rosé wine
    205 mg/L Organic sparkling wine
    120 mg/L Organic liqueur wine
    270 mg/L Organic botrytis/late harvest wine
    200 mg/L Red wine, liqueur wine (with at least 5 g/L sugar expressed as glucose + fructose)
    250 mg/L White wine, rose wine (with at least 5 g/L sugar expressed as glucose + fructose)
    130 mg/L Organic red wine (with at least 2 g/L sugar expressed as glucose + fructose)
    180 mg/L Organic white wine, organic rose wine (with at least   2 g/L sugar expressed as glucose + fructose)
Fiji     No specific wine standards – check with your importer
Hong Kong   350 ‘Grape wines’
    400 White wines
    70 ‘Aromatised wines’
India   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Indonesia   50  
Japan   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Kenya 70 350 Still table wine, expressed in mg/kg
  50 250 Sparkling wine, expressed in mg/kg
  30 250 Fortified wine, expressed in mg/kg
Korea   350  
Malaysia   450  
Mexico   350  
Myanmar   350 Expressed in mg/kg
New Caledonia     Refer to EU limits
New Zealand   250 Wines with < 35 g/L residual sugar, expressed in mg/kg
    400 Wines with > 35 g/L residual sugar, expressed in mg/kg
Nigeria   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Norway     Refer to EU limits
Papua New Guinea   200 Wines with < 35 g/L residual sugar, expressed in mg/kg
    400 Wines with > 35 g/L residual sugar, expressed in mg/kg
Peru   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Philippines   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Qatar   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Russia   200 Dry wines, grape wine drinks, sparkling wine, superior sparkling wine, liqueur wine, aromatised wine drinks
    300 Semi-dry, semi-sweet and sweet wines
Singapore   300  
South Africa   150 Red wine < 5 g/L sugar
    160 Dry wines < 5 g/L sugar
    200 ‘Natural wines’ > 5 g/L sugar. (Defined as wines with at least 4.5% ABV but less than 16.5% ABV)
    300 Noble late harvest
Sri Lanka   450 Expressed in mg/kg. This limit is set to be reduced to 250 in the draft Food (Preservatives) Regulations
Switzerland   150 Red wine and Liqueur wines < 5 g/L residual sugar
    200 White and rosé wines with < 5 g/L residual sugar
    200 Red wine and liqueur wines with > 5 g/L residual sugar
    250 White and rosé wines with < 5 g/L residual sugar
    235 Sparkling wines
Taiwan   400 Alcohol products containing more than 250 ppm of SO2 are required to be labelled ‘this product contains less than 400 ppm of sulphur dioxide’
Tanzania 50 350 Still table wine, expressed in mg/kg
  30 250 Fortified wine, expressed in mg/kg
  50 250 Sparkling wine, expressed in mg/kg
  50 200 Dry fruit wine, expressed in mg/L
  35 300 Sweet fruit wine, expressed in mg/L
Thailand   300 Expressed in mg/dm3
Turkey   200 Red wine > 5 g/L sugar
    150 Red wine < 5 g/L sugar
    235 Sparkling wine
    250 White and rosé > 5g/L sugar
    200 White and rosé < 5g/L sugar
    200 Liqueur wines with > 5 g/L residual sugar
    150 Liqueur wines with < 5 g/L residual sugar
United Arab Emirates     Check with your importer
United Kingdom     See EU limits
United States of America   350  
Uruguay   250  
Vietnam   150 Red wine
    200 Red wine with > 5 g/L sugar (glucose + fructose)
    200 White wine, rosé wine
    250 White wine, rosé wine with > 5 g/L sugar (glucose + fructose)
    150 Liqueur wine with > 5 g/L sugar
    200 Mixed wine with > 5 g/L sugar
    185 Quality sparkling wine
    235 Sparkling wine (other than ‘quality’)
    400 Other wine products

 

BROWN LIQUOR 101

What’s the difference between bourbon, scotch, and rye?

https://www.giadzy.com/posts/food/how-to/451239/brown-liquor-101

 

 

Which Comes First? The Wine Or The Cheese?

Having a good selection of cheeses is fairly standard in Europe, especially in France, but in the U.S. the idea has dimmed a good deal and the inevitable conversations about which wine would go best with which cheese died down too

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2018/10/05/which-comes-first-the-wine-or-the-cheese/#69b950c53914

 

 

Alcohol and wine: What’s in a number?

For many wine drinkers, the most important part of a wine label is not the producer name nor the grape variety, but the percentage alcohol.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/alcohol-and-wine-what-s-in-a-number-1.3639828

Is wine good for you? Yes AND no

A glass of wine to accompany dinner after a hard day at work is a well-deserved release enjoyed by many.

But scientific research has left thousands who enjoy a glass every night confused over whether it is damaging their health.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6243621/Is-wine-good-Graphic-reveals-scientists-conflicting-claims.html

 

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Franklin Wine Club Exploring Tre Monti Wines

October 15, 2018

Franklin Wine Club

Exploring Tre Monti Wines

An Education And Tasting 

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Thursday October 11th 2018






Exploring Tre Monti Wines

Host: Natalie D’Alessandro Volpe

From Emilia-Romagna Italy Tre Monti traces its origins back to the early 1960s with the inspiration of Sergio Navacchia and of his wife Thea, who for years was the real driving force behind the winery until her death in 1989.

The heart of the winery lies in the center of the farm estate in Imola, where only estate-grown grapes are vinified. All of the vineyards are managed according to the principles of sustainable viticulture, which mandate inter-row cover-cropping and the lowest possible use of unnatural products.

All of this so that the final wine is the perfect expression of everything around its environment. Tre Monti became certified organic in 2014.

About Natalie:

Natalie D’Alessandro Volpe is a Wine Broker  of fine Italian wines for NDV Wine Agents, LLC.

Natalie currently represents a portfolio of exceptional wine varietals from regions throughout Italy, including Emilia Romagna, Piedmont, Tuscany, Lombardy, Veneto and Puglia.  She works primarily with small family owned vineyards that practice sustainable and organic farming, and enjoys introducing her clients to grapes that are obscure and or indigenous to the region.  In addition to her wine brokerage, Natalie is certified as an Italian Wine Specialist through the North American Sommelier Association, and conducts staff training, wine dinners and educational talks and seminars.

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The Wines:

 

Wine #1

 

2017 Albana di Romagna

Regular Price: $16.99

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Wine #2:

2017 Poche Ore Rosé

Regular Price: $16.99

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Wine #3

2017 Campo di Mezzo Sangiovese




 

Regular Price: $16.99

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Wine #4:

2015 Petrignone Riserva Sangiovese




Regular Price $24.99

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Wine #5

2015 Thea Sangiovese Superiore Riserva

Regular Price $34.99

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