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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW) Podcast Episode 156

April 10, 2021

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Episode 156

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Liquor Industry News 04-05-21

April 5, 2021

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04-05-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

9 of the Best Cheap Bourbons Under $30

It’s time we judged Italian wine on its own terms

BEER BRAND MILLER LITE RELEASES CANDLE THAT SMELLS LIKE A BAR

What is Rosso di Montalcino?

Once called ‘Vermiglio’ (vermilion), Rosso di Montalcino is a dry, fruity red wine produced in the village of Montalcino in Tuscany.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/what-is-rosso-di-montalcino-ask-decanter-454786/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20200320_XDC-X_NWL_NW_weekly

 

 

Sippd Launches AI-Powered Wine App Changing How Consumers Buy Wine

Rather than relying on expert opinions that may not be available in the digital world, Sippd is a one-stop-shop for selecting wine with confidence, expanding your wine knowledge and enjoying your experiences.”

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/03/19/sippd-launches-ai-powered-wine-app

 

What Happens to Your Body When You Drink White Wine

What happens to your body when you drink white wine?

https://www.eatthis.com/news-what-happens-body-drink-white-wine/

 

Five Tips to Get Customers Comfortable with Natural Wines

As the popularity of natural wine rises, consumers across the country are more interested than ever in seeking out these bottles at their local retailers

https://www.thenaturalwineschool.com/members/posts/39861-retail-focus-five-tips-to-get-customers-comfortable-with-natural-wines

 

One Surprising Side Effect of Drinking Red Wine for Women, Says New Study

One new study, which was published in the journal Nature, suggests that resveratrol could even slow the progression of a common, painful disorder that afflicts women.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-surprising-side-effect-drinking-red-wine-women/

 

Is there an impact of Sound Vibration on Grape Wine?

In addition to their focus on biodiversity and sustainable management in the vineyard, they use music to enhance grape health and wine taste.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2021/03/21/is-there-an-impact-of-sound-vibration-on-grape-wine/

 

3 Reasons Why Cognac Is the Ultimate Espresso Martini Upgrade

While most wood-aged spirits lend themselves to varied styles of drinking, Cognac is one of the most versatile

https://vinepair.com/articles/cognac-ultimate-espresso-martini-upgrade/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bdda5e760c-MAR_23_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bdda5e760c-38937345&mc_cid=bdda5e760c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Do Column or Pot Stills Make Better Spirits?

Do they make different spirits, though? Yes, and that difference is what causes some producers to prefer column stills and others to prefer pot stills.

https://vinepair.com/articles/column-vs-pot-stills/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bdda5e760c-MAR_23_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bdda5e760c-38937345&mc_cid=bdda5e760c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

BEER BRAND MILLER LITE RELEASES CANDLE THAT SMELLS LIKE A BAR

The three scents – dive bar, beer garden and game day – are intended to conjure up memories of experiences that have been largely off the table over the past year.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/beer-brand-miller-lite-releases-candle-that-smells-like-a-bar/

Five of the Most Beautiful Chardonnay Regions Worldwide

One of the most planted varieties in the world, Chard takes root in vineyards with breathtaking vistas from Australia to Italy.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/24/chardonnay-wine-regions-world/

Drinking Wine is Risky and That’s One Reason We Drink It

The alcohol that is a natural byproduct of fermented grapes doesn’t get that much attention among those that work with wine.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2021/03/drinking-wine-risky/

Where to Find the Best Natural Wines North of Boston

Find out what makes natural wine so special, and where to grab a bottle locally.

https://www.nshoremag.com/eat-drink/where-to-find-the-best-natural-wines-north-of-boston/

What Does ‘Extraction’ Mean in Wine?

We asked industry professionals to shed some light on this oft-confusing term.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/23/extraction-mean-wine/

 

Edinburgh Whisky Academy unveils Irish whiskey course

The new course was developed with the help of Irish whiskey experts Fionnán O’Connor and Matt Healy, with an aim to provide comprehensive online education for whisky fans and industry professionals in the UK, Ireland, the US, Europe and beyond.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/03/edinburgh-whisky-academy-unveils-irish-whiskey-course/

 

The Wine Mom Phenomenon Speaks Volumes

Wine mom memes are everywhere.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/23/wine-mom-phenomenon-memes/

 

The secret to a successful wine pairing? Fats have an affinity for tannins

Wine aficionados know that a well-paired wine enhances the flavors of whatever foods one consumes, while a poorly paired wine does the opposite.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/03/study-examines-molecular-basis-for-why-wine-goes-so-well-with-fatty-foods/

 

How Basic Wine Characteristics Help You Find Favorites

By understanding the 5 basics characteristics below, you’ll have a better chance of choosing great wines.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/wine-characteristics/?utm_campaign=wine-characteristics-tasting-walla-tasting-course&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

 

QUINI DATA Integrates Net Promoter Score

Instant view of NPS within the QUINI DATA analytics interface is designed to help wine marketers to instantly identify and prioritize optimal target audiences and geographic markets for a wine product, based on consumer loyalty indications captured using Quini.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/03/24/quini-data-integrates-net-promoter-score

Yep, Cheap Wine Really Does Taste Better if You Increase The Price Tag

One of the first studies to explicitly manipulate the price of wine in a realistic tasting session has found a cheap glass becomes far more pleasant when participants are told it has a higher price.

https://www.sciencealert.com/psychologists-find-cheap-wine-tastes-better-when-it-s-sold-as-expensive

JUMILLA WINES GET NEW CERTIFYING BACK LABEL

The new certifying back label includes an illustration of Monastrell vine roots in a hat tip to the region’s flagship grape; the word ‘Jumilla’ in braille and Roman lettering; a pair of 4th century Iberian gold earrings in the shape of a grape cluster; a map of Spain pinpointing where the region resides; and a stamp from the DOP.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/jumilla-wines-get-new-certifying-back-label/

 

Hornitos Tequila moves into hard seltzers

Hornitos Tequila Seltzer is available in two 5% ABV flavours – lime and mango. The 12oz canned variants contains fewer than 115 calories and ‘natural’ ingredients.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/03/hornitos-tequila-moves-into-hard-seltzers/

 

It’s time we judged Italian wine on its own terms

For many years, the wine world has had an Italian problem

https://cluboenologique.com/story/sarah-heller-mw-its-time-we-judged-italian-wine-on-its-own-terms/

 

Clubhouse: what it is & why you should sign up

Clubhouse is an audio-based iPhone-only social app and a small group of wine lovers and communicators have embraced the idea to start even smaller conversations via what are known as ‘rooms’

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/what-is-clubhouse-and-how-does-it-work/

 

Toasty Levels in Sparkling Wines

Both in aromas and flavors a sparkling wine can express this character, from those slices of bread lightly toasted either side on the lowest setting of the toaster to those you’ve forgotten you’d put under the grill and your smoke alarm was needed to remind you.

https://glassofbubbly.com/toasty-levels-in-sparkling-wines/

 

9 of the Best Cheap Bourbons Under $30

Here are nine of the best bourbons under $30.

We have 5 in stock!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/9-best-cheap-bourbons-under-30-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=582d57d5b1-MAR_26_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-582d57d5b1-38937345&mc_cid=582d57d5b1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Ecosystems Behind Three Common Wine Descriptors

When it comes to tasting and describing wine, some regions’ combined environs have such a distinct impact on the final product that they are more commonly considered together, grouped under a single term that refers to their joint influence on aroma or flavor.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/26/most-common-wine-descriptors/

 

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

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW) Podcast Episode 155

April 3, 2021

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Episode 155

Francesca Negri Interview

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Liquor Industry News 03-29-21

March 29, 2021

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

03-29-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine Bloggers: An Endangered Species

6 of the Best Bourbon Cocktails for Spring

Is Guinness really ‘good for you’?

A cheese-lover’s guide to beer & cheese pairings

Some advice when it comes to pairing these complex and pungent flavors.

https://feastandfield.net/read/dairy-and-eggs/a-cheese-lover-s-guide-to-beer-cheese-pairings/article_d58daa86-8355-11eb-b042-07f09f6ff6a1.html

 

Free Bushmills

Proximo Spirits’ Bushmills has teamed up with NBA team the Boston Celtics for a new partnership that will last through the 2023 season and see the brand creating a series of activations and contests tailored to the team alongside custom TV spots. To celebrate the beginning of the partnership, Bushmills is offering to buy Massachusetts-based Celtics fans a whiskey. Through July 31, 2021, fans can purchase a Bushmills from a local bar or restaurant, upload their receipt to Bushmills’ website, and receive up to $6 back via Venmo, PayPal, or Amazon.

 

PBR Releases 4 Fruity Hard Tea Seltzers Just in Time for Spring

Hard Tea Seltzers that come in four flavors: Raspberry Black Tea, Peach Black Tea, Pineapple Passionfruit Black Tea, and Lemon Black Tea.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/pbr-releases-hard-tea-seltzers/

How To Fake Your Way Through A Wine Tasting So No One Knows You’re Just There For The Alcohol

It’s surprisingly simple to appear more knowledgeable than you actually are.

https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/how-to-fake-your-way-through-a-wine-tasting-so-no-one-knows-youre-just-there-for-the-alcohol/

Exploring Vernaccia di San Gimignano

It’s a bit of an oddity in the world of white wines. Whites are usually valued for their acidity and range of aromas, but Vernaccia di San Gimignano has relatively low acidity and is low in aromas.

https://www.decanter.com/premium/experts-choice-vernaccia-di-san-gimignano-386521/?utm_source=Linkedin&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Premium

The Cerasuolos

Two Italian wines use the term cerasuolo in their titles:

https://bubblyprofessor.com/2021/03/11/confusion-corner-the-cerasuolos/amp/

Have Italian Wine Laws Become A Counter-Productive Farce?

After years of seeing more and more Italian wines being granted official recognition as among the finest wines being produced, the claims have started to pale to the point where one wonders what there is to believe anymore.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2021/03/15/have-italian-wine-laws-become-a-counter-productive-farce/?sh=3ce386b3319a

What is the Sweet Spot for Low Alcohol Wines?

The good news is that the US wine industry is finally listening to consumer requests for lower alcohol/lower calorie wines. The bad news is there is not agreement on what this category really means in terms of alcohol level.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=242841

 

19 Crimes Drops New Rosé with Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg and 19 Crimes launch their newest wine: Snoop Cali Rosé.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/03/15/19-crimes-drops-new-rose-with-snoop-dogg

 

Georgian Wine Export to the US Increased by 30% in 2020

Recently the American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE) published statistics on wine imports from Georgia for the 1997-2020 period.

https://georgianjournal.ge/georgian-cuisine/36927-georgian-wine-export-to-the-us-increased-by-30-in-2020.html

 

Wine in an Alcohol-free Future

Are alcohol-free drinks just a fad? Not according to some industry professionals.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/03/wine-in-an-alcohol-free-future

 

How do people choose which wine to buy? An informal survey

This is a question that comes up for wine lovers all the time.

https://blog.wblakegray.com/2021/03/how-do-people-choose-which-wine-to-buy.html

 

What Does ‘Dry Red Wine’ Mean?

It’s definitely a tricky term

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/16/dry-red-wine-mean/

 

Cîroc launches Summer Citrus spirit drink

Cîroc Summer Citrus is described as a ‘full-bodied’ spirit made with vodka distilled from French grapes and infused with ‘natural’ orange and citrus flavors.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/03/ciroc-launches-summer-citrus-spirit-drink/

 

Is Guinness really ‘good for you’?

We researched the beer’s history and talked to brewing experts and break out the good, the not-so-great and the ingenuity of Guinness.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/17/health/guinness-beer-good-for-you-wellness/index.html

 

Duckhorn IPO: 5 things to know about Napa Valley wine’s first debut in decades

The St. Helena, Calif. company started out 45 years ago making Merlot wines in Napa Valley

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/5-things-to-know-about-napa-valleys-duckhorn-wine-ipo-11615946138

 

Wine’s alcohol by volume is important to know, but it can also be misleading

Here is information that can be relevant and informative. But there is no assurance the number is accurate. In fact, it is a good bet it is not.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/2021/03/16/wine-alcohol-volume-misleading-number/4721143001/

 

Wines Least Likely to Give You a Hangover

Few ailments that can ruin your night faster than a wine headache.

https://winefolly.com/tips/the-best-wines-to-avoid-a-wine-hangover/?utm_campaign=wine-hangovers-health&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

 

6 of the Best Bourbon Cocktails for Spring

Tired of that Toddy? Read on for the ultimate list of the best bourbon drinks to sip as you watch the flowers bloom.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-spring-bourbon-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2e9d794431-MAR_18_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2e9d794431-38937345&mc_cid=2e9d794431&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

FUNKY IS THE NEW SOUL

Because “funky” is often associated with wines that show bacteriological activity like brett or volatile acidity, people striving to promote “clean” wines

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2021/03/17/funky-is-the-new-soul/

 

 

Truly Lemonade Boozy Freeze Pops Are Coming and Summer Will Never Be the Same

Hard seltzer fans will soon be able to enjoy Truly Lemonade freeze pops, which will come in three flavors: Strawberry Lemonade, Mango Lemonade, and Original Lemonade.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/truly-lemonade-freeze-pops-summer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2e9d794431-MAR_18_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2e9d794431-38937345&mc_cid=2e9d794431&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New White Claw

White Claw has unveiled a new hard seltzer iced tea. Made with brewed tea, the newcomer is gluten-free, has 100 calories and is at 5% abv, in line with the rest of the White Claw portfolio. It’s rolling out nationally in a variety 12-pack featuring four flavors: lemon, raspberry, mango, and peach. Mark Anthony’s White Claw leads all seltzer brands by a wide margin, as it registered dollar sales of $1.85 billion (+142%) in IRI channels in the first 11 months of 2020.

 

Gallo Wants To Build Bottling Plant In South Carolina

E& J. Gallo plans to build a new bottling plant in South Carolina, a facility that would serve as Gallo’s main hub east of the Mississippi, according to various reports.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=242930

 

The Worst Reason To Drink Wine, Says Science

If you’re drinking wine for all of the health benefits it could have, you may want to put a cork in it, according to science.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-worst-reason-to-drink-wine/

 

 

KENDALL-JACKSON LAUNCHES LOW CAL CHARDONNAY

iI’s a ‘lower calorie’ Chardonnay that boasts “only 85 calories, no sugar and 3 grams of carbs per serving”, according to the producer, Jackson Family Wines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/kendall-jackson-launches-low-cal-chardonnay/

 

Why we need greater transparency on wine labeling

Where do you stand on providing more ingredient information on wine labeling?

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/ines-salpico-wine-labelling-transparency/

 

How Etsy Became the One-Stop Shop for ‘Mama Needs Wine’ Merch

“Mama Needs Wine” returns 18,400,000 Google Search results, and the first return, ahead of Amazon, Target, and even Facebook, is for Etsy.

https://vinepair.com/articles/etsy-mama-needs-wine-merch/

Wine Bloggers: An Endangered Species

Many of the links I visited were simply broken—the sites at which so many bloggers poured out their passion for wine—missing or deleted.

https://www.vinography.com/2021/03/wine-bloggers-an-endangered-species

 

 

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

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW) Podcast Episode 154

March 27, 2021

Exploring All Things Wine With You!

Episode 154

Easter Food And Wine Pairings

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Liquor Industry News 03-22-21

March 22, 2021

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03-22-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

What is rosé wine and how is it made?

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8 of the Best Tequila Cocktails for Winter

Wine Tariff Truce the First Step

Retailers and producers breathe a sigh of relief after a temporary halt to a transatlantic wine war.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/03/wine-tariff-truce-the-first-step

Six things to know about the suspension of the European wine tariff — and why they’re almost all good

The suspension of these ill-advised tariffs is going to be a very, very welcome relief for us and our industry,

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/six-things-to-know-about-the-suspension-of-the-european-wine-tariff-and-why-theyre-almost-all-good/

 

 

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Sleep?

For most people, a glass of wine before bed sounds like a luxurious nighttime ritual—it’s delicious and it gets you in the mindset for relaxation

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-does-alcohol-affect-your-sleep

 

TTB Addresses Calorie Labeling

If you’re in the wine business, we hope you’ll bookmark the wine labeling home page so you can access it whenever you have questions about wine labels and Certificates of Label Approval (COLAs).

https://www.ttb.gov/images/newsletters/archives/2021/ttb-newsletter03052021.html

 

Alcohol on labels – how accurate?

Consumers take comfort in the fact that alcohol levels have to be stated on wine labels, but how accurate are they?

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/alcohol-labels-how-accurate

 

The use of varietal as a term, its history and passing practicality

Naming wines after the grape species used in their making,” as opposed to the use of “generic titles

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/The-use-of-varietal-as-a-term–its-history-and-passing-practicality

 

LIPIDS FROM FOODS CAN HAVE AN INFLUENCE ON THE TASTE OF WINE.

FRENCH CHEMISTS DISCOVER THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE PERFECT RED WINE PAIRING

https://www.inverse.com/innovation/fatty-foods-can-make-bad-wine-taste-great

8 of the Best Tequila Cocktails for Winter

Tequila is often boxed in as a summer spirit, to be used in ice- cold Palomas and frozen Margaritas

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-best-tequila-cocktails-winter/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bfe8025a55-MAR_10_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bfe8025a55-38937345&mc_cid=bfe8025a55&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Logo Evolution of Guinness Over Time

In the 260-plus years since its inception, Guinness has certainly evolved as a brand. Its logo,

https://vinepair.com/articles/guinness-logo-evolution/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bfe8025a55-MAR_10_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bfe8025a55-38937345&mc_cid=bfe8025a55&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Let’s Talk Mythology: Who Are The Gods of Wine?

The gods of myth may be known for drink ambrosia, but I assure you a well-known Greek god by the name of Dionysus was very familiar with the ambrosia of the 21st century – wine.

https://www.goldmedalwineclub.com/blog/post/who-are-the-gods-of-wine

 

WORKING AS A WINE EDUCATOR

The term “Wine Educator” is a broad-based title and a bit difficult to define

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/wine-industry-career-series-working-as-a-wine-educator/

 

SIX OF THE BEST PODCASTS ABOUT BEER

From industry insights with expert guests and guided tastings to tips on home brewing and beyond, there’s something for everyone.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/six-of-the-best-podcasts-about-beer/

Ste. Michelle Launches Wine-Based Spritzers, Lower-Calorie Wines

Woodinville, Washington-based Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has debuted two new labels. Launching with Grapefruit and Passion Fruit flavors, the new Fruit & Flower Spritzers are wine-based spritzers that come packaged in 250-ml. cans and are retail priced at $11 a 2-pack. The spritzers accompany the wider Fruit & Flower brand, which was introduced earlier this year and features a variety of still and sparkling wines.

Elsewhere, Ste. Michelle’s new Evenly label is targeting the health-conscious consumer with a line of four wines—Chardonnay, red blend, Papaya & Honeysuckle white, and Dragon Fruit & Orange Blossom rosé—that all clock in at 100 calories or less, contain zero sugar, and are available in 750-ml. ($15) or 375-ml. ($8) bottlings.

Wineries Turn Their Backs on VinItaly

While the majority of the producers at the fair are Italian, vintners from other countries, including the United States, France and Chile are also present

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/03/wineries-turn-their-backs-on-vinitaly

Italy’s grape with the mysterious name

A wine called Lagrein (pronounced la-green, la-gran or even la-grain. There is no universally accepted pronunciation of Lagrein.)

https://www.crossville-chronicle.com/news/glade_sun/italy-s-grape-with-the-mysterious-name/article_2c5d25ce-81be-11eb-b627-6f46713d9814.html

What You Need to Know About Chianti Classico DOCG

You may be wondering what the difference between Chianti and Chianti Classico is. Truthfully, it’s pretty monumental.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chianti-classico-docg-wine-guide/

Cheap wine tastes better if we’re told it’s expensive, study finds

According to a team of experts at Basel University in Switzerland, cheap wine is perceived as more pleasant when we’re told it’s expensive.

https://dailyuknews.com/science/cheap-wine-tastes-better-if-were-told-its-expensive-study-finds/

Barolo in the 21st century: transcending the modern vs. traditional binary

Until the late 1900s, for the most part, awareness of Barolo’s wines stretched scarcely more than a dozen miles from La Morra.

https://wordonthegrapevine.co.uk/modern-traditional-barolo-piedmont/

What Your Chardonnay’s Hue Says About How It Was Made

The color in your glass may hold clues about how the wine was made and how it will taste.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/11/chardonnay-color-meaning-oak/

American Wine History has Deep Midwestern Roots

With 20 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) across six states, here’s your guide to some of the most notable wine regions of the Midwest.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/11/midwest-wine-michigan-illinois-guide/

Can Dogs Detect Wine-Tainting Molecules?

To train dogs to detect 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA), a molecule that imparts a musty odor and flavor to wine, rendering it undrinkable

https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/a-good-nose-can-dogs-detect-wine-tainting-molecules/

You know your DOC from your IGT. But what about your PAT?

PAT stands for prodotto agroalimentare tradizionale or traditional [food-]agricultural product. It was created by the Italian agricultural ministry in 2000 as a means to retain the designation status of traditional food products in Italy as the EU overhaul began to take shape

https://dobianchi.com/2021/03/10/what-is-doc-pdo-dop-igt-pgi-igp-italy/

For Some States, Prohibition Didn’t End When the 21st Amendment Passed

While most states adhered to the new federal regulations, several held onto the 18th Amendment’s teetotaling remnants.

https://vinepair.com/articles/21st-ammendment-didnt-end-prohibiton-in-us/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=60a0483cb6-MAR_12_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-60a0483cb6-38937345&mc_cid=60a0483cb6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Bombay

Bombay Sapphire gin has launched a line of canned cocktails. The new ready-to-drink offerings—Bombay Sapphire Gin & Tonic and Bombay Sapphire Gin & Tonic Light—mark the Bacardi brand’s entry into the canned cocktail space. The cocktails are packaged in 4-packs of 250-ml. cans, retail priced at $13. Bombay Sapphire canned cocktails are currently rolling out nationwide.

Why Do So Few Breweries Ship Their Beer Directly to Customers?

Getting beer shipped in the United States isn’t as easy as it could be.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/beer-direct-customer-shipping-state-laws-why-not

 

 

A Village-by-Village Guide to Chianti Classico

Of Italy’s flagship wines, none create more consumer confusion, and the trouble starts with its name

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/12/italy-chianti-classico-wine-guide/

 

The Reason Non-Alcoholic Wine Is Surging In Popularity

The major draw in the direction of alcohol-free spirits is health and wellness.

https://www.mashed.com/354664/the-reason-non-alcoholic-wine-is-surging-in-popularity/?utm_campaign=clip

 

What is rosé wine and how is it made?

Rosé wine is probably one of the least understood and overrated types of wine.

https://www.explica.co/what-is-rose-wine-and-how-is-it-made/

 

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March 20, 2021

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March 15, 2021

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New Products

The Most Extreme Wine Tastings Around the World

A beginner’s guide to nonalcoholic beer

Should Your Cocktail Carry a Cancer Warning?

Black Velvet Cocktail – Guinness and Champagne

Black Velvet’ was first made by a bartender of Brooks’s Club in London in 1861 to mourn the death of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s Prince Consort.

https://glassofbubbly.com/black-velvet-cocktail-guinness-and-champagne/

 

SEVEN REASONS TO DRINK AUSTRIAN WINE

Be it the country’s whites or reds, this nation’s vinous output is adored by sommeliers and other members of the hospitality sector.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/seven-reasons-to-drink-austrian-wine/

 

Bud Light Launches ‘Out of Office’ Hard Seltzer Cocktail Variety Pack

Four new tropical flavors as part of a new limited-edition variety pack.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/bud-light-out-of-office-variety-pack/

 

5 of the Biggest Absinthe Myths, Debunked

To set the record straight, here are five of the biggest myths surrounding absinthe, busted.

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-biggest-absinthe-myths/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4852095933-MAR_1_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4852095933-38937345&mc_cid=4852095933&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Bota Box Introduces “Bota Box Breeze,” Lower in Calories, Carbs and Alcohol

Brand crafted to be lower in calories, carbohydrates and alcohol, while offering the exceptional quality and deliciousness that consumers expect from Bota Box.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=242204

 

Fun, Unique & Amusing Facts About Wine

Here is a variety of fun, odd, and amusing facts about wine, grapes, vineyards and winemaking.

http://siponthisjuice.com/fun-odd-amusing-facts-about-wine/

In Valpolicella, Red Is Leaning Green

“Sustainability” has become a key word for winemakers in Valpolicella,

https://www.sommjournal.com/valpolicella-red-leaning-green/

What Are Aromatic Wines?

While all wines have aroma — that’s why we smell them, after all — the term “aromatic wine” is used when describing and labeling a group of white wines that are known for their dominant floral nose. These are called “aromatic whites.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-are-aromatic-wines/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1b911d0658-MAR_2_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1b911d0658-38937345&mc_cid=1b911d0658&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 Things You Should Know About Monkey Shoulder

Monkey Shoulder is a blended Scotch that’s a fan favorite.

https://vinepair.com/articles/monkey-shoulder-scotch-guide-27/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1b911d0658-MAR_2_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1b911d0658-38937345&mc_cid=1b911d0658&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

RAPPER TRAVIS SCOTT LAUNCHES AGAVE-BASED HARD SELTZER

Inspired by the rapper’s love of Tequila, the LA-made drink, housed in 12oz, 16oz and 25oz cans, comes in three flavor’s: lime, pineapple, and strawberry.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/rapper-travis-scott-launches-agave-based-hard-seltzer/

Dietary fats interact with grape tannins to influence wine taste

Researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have explored how lipids — fatty molecules abundant in cheese, meats, vegetable oils and other foods — interact with grape tannins, masking the undesirable flavors of the wine compounds.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-03/acs-dfi022621.php

STUDY OF 200,000 WINE SCORES SHOWS ORGANIC WINES ‘TASTE BETTER’

Wines produced from organic or biodynamically produced grapes do taste better, according to two separate studies analysing the scores of 200,000 wines given by independent critics in both California and France.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/study-of-200000-wine-scores-shows-organic-wines-taste-better/

A Chemist Explains Why Corks Matter When Storing Wine

The importance of bottle stoppers and aging wine.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/chemist-explains-corks-matter-storing-wine/?utm_campaign=corks-closures-RG-terroir&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

CONOR MCGREGOR’S FUTURE WITH PROPER NO. 12 IRISH WHISKEY REPORTEDLY IN QUESTION

A little-noticed line in drinks conglomerate Becle’s annual financial statement raised questions.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/conor-mcgregors-future-with-proper-no-12-irish-whiskey-reportedly-in-question/

Why wine tasting technique is important

What one tastes in a wine, depends on our knowledge base, vocabulary, perceptive tools, and personal biology.

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/life/columnists/2021/03/03/robert-russell-wine-tasting-technique-important/6885708002/

18 Campari Cocktails for All Seasons

You’ll find something to sip no matter what season it is.

https://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/best-campari-cocktails

How to Read a Wine Label

Admit it. You’ve probably bought a wine based on nothing more than a beautiful label.

https://www.nataliemaclean.com/blog/videos/how-to-read-wine-label/

The 30 Best Bourbons for Every Budget

Here are the 30 best bourbons for every budget to buy right now.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/30-best-bourbons-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=47d8eccde3-MAR_5_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-47d8eccde3-38937345&mc_cid=47d8eccde3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Decoy Wines Introduces Premium Varietal Wine Seltzers

The Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Rosé wines in the premium seltzers come from prime vineyard sources throughout California.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/decoy-wines-introduces-premium-varietal-wine-seltzers/

 

Should Your Cocktail Carry a Cancer Warning?

In recent years, a growing number of medical and public health groups have introduced public awareness campaigns warning people to drink with caution, noting that alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of cancer, behind tobacco and obesity.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/04/well/alcohol-cancer-risk.html

 

WHAT WINE – IF ANY – GOES WITH ICE CREAM?

It’s not impossible to pair wine with ice cream but it’s not easy.

https://www.matchingfoodandwine.com/news/pairings/-what-wine—if-any—goes-with-ice-cream/

 

A beginner’s guide to nonalcoholic beer

Many drinkers have sought out craft beer’s high-quality ingredients and flavors without its alcoholic effects and continue to do so.

https://www.insider.com/what-is-nonalcoholic-beer

 

The Most Extreme Wine Tastings Around the World

As rules on gatherings continue to shift, many tasting rooms have moved outdoors, but it’s not all wine patios and tasting igloos out there.

https://www.foodandwine.com/travel/most-extreme-wine-tastings-around-the-world

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March 13, 2021

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Liquor Industry News 03-08-21

March 8, 2021

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03-08-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What is Wine Mouthfeel?

10 Eating and Drinking Rules Italians Live By

8 Things You Should Know About the Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky

5 Wine Habits That Are Causing Your Hangovers

Five bad wine drinking habits you’ve likely been guilty of in the past that result in hangovers.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-wine-habits-that-are-causing-your-hangovers/

 

How to Get Red Wine Out of Clothes

What’s the first thing you should do if you spill a glass of red wine on your clothes?

https://www.rd.com/article/how-to-get-red-wine-out-of-clothes/

 

WINE LABELING OVERVIEW

TTB Guide to labels

https://www.ttb.gov/images/pdfs/presentations/2021-02-wine-labeling-overview.pdf

 

Organic Wine vs. Regular Wine – What Is the Difference?

This trend has been going on for groceries for a long time. And more and more wine lovers also demand organic wine.

https://winelovermagazine.com/blog/organic-wine-vs-regular-wine-what-is-the-difference/

 

How to Understand (Almost) Everything on a Wine Label

There are some basic formulas that can help you understand the rather confusing and sometimes smug words on wine labels.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/21/how-to-read-a-wine-label/

 

Can ‘Clean’ Wine Save Your Complexion?

If your skin has ever reacted to drinking wine, you’re not alone.

https://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/article/clean-wine

 

6 Decanting Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Whether you’re a lifelong wine drinker or newbie, decanting is easy to learn and can enhance the experience of the wine you drink.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-worst-decanting-mistakes/

 

#DrinkTok: How One App Is Influencing What We Sip

Not only has it changed the music industry and given us countless viral food hacks, but, whether you realize it or not, it’s also influencing what’s in your glass.

https://vinepair.com/articles/drinktok-influence-drinks-culture/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e482cd5997-FEB_22_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e482cd5997-38937345&mc_cid=e482cd5997&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Supermarket wine sales during the pandemic

Supermarket wine seems to be thriving during the pandemic, as we make fewer trips and buy more items – including wine – at one store instead of splitting the trip into two or three stops.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/supermarket-wine-sales-during-the-pandemic/

 

What’s new in Prosecco?

The Prosecco appellation is being revolutionised from the inside out, projecting it towards a series of major innovations

https://www.decanter.com/learn/whats-new-in-prosecco-452103/

 

Heineken to Release Dos Equis Ranch Water Hard Seltzer

Heineken set to join the growing number of producers offering a ready-to-drink (RTD) canned version of the cocktail via its Dos Equis brand.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/dos-equis-canned-ranch-water-release/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b34f9b530c-FEB_23_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b34f9b530c-38937345&mc_cid=b34f9b530c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

TANQUERAY LAUNCHES 0.0% ABV VERSION TO JOIN GROWING ALCOHOL-FREE SECTOR

Tanqueray described the alcohol-free ‘spirit’ as a “mindful drink option for those not willing to compromise on taste”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/tanqueray-launches-0-0-abv-version-to-join-growing-alcohol-free-sector/

 

Boxed Wine Is the Best Cooking Wine

Cooking wine should be good enough to drink, but not so good that you feel bad dumping it into a sauce or stew.

https://skillet.lifehacker.com/boxed-wine-is-the-best-cooking-wine-1846327039

 

Cheese and Wine Pairings

From the classic to the fun and funky, here are my favorite tips to make pairing wine with cheese a brie-s.

https://www.dcanterwines.com/blogs/wine-life/cheese-and-wine-pairings/

 

Surefire Ways To Spot Good Wine From Bad Wine

Not all cheap wine is low-quality wine, and not all expensive wine is excellent.

https://www.assaggioboston.com/news/2021/02/22/surefire-ways-to-spot-good-wine-from-bad-wine/

 

Does Wine Freeze?

To understand why and how wine freezes, we need to understand the different components that make up your wine.

https://www.goldmedalwineclub.com/blog/post/does-wine-freeze

 

New Tia Maria

Tia Maria, part of the Disaronno International portfolio, has unveiled a new ready-to-drink cocktail, the Iced Coffee Frappé. The 4% abv offering is available nationwide in 200-ml. 4-packs retailing at $10, with single 200-ml. cans positioned at $2.30. Meanwhile, the core Tia Maria coffee liqueur ($28 a 750-ml.) has received a new bottle design that emphasizes its cold brew method and ingredients of 100% Arabica coffee beans and Madagascar vanilla.

A New Class of ‘Performance’ Beers Is Taking a Page From Gatorade

The idea of alcohol coinciding with an athlete’s regimen might seem counterintuitive. And it certainly shouldn’t replace water.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-23/a-new-class-of-performance-beers-is-taking-a-page-from-gatorade

French Critics Rate Organic and Biodynamic Wines 6-12 Points Higher in Scores Compared to Conventional or Sustainable Wines

What was most surprising to me was that we found a significant difference between organic and biodynamic versus conventional, but no difference between conventional and sustainable

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=241973

Why the Promised Benefits of Red Wine on Your Body and Brain Are Not Aging Well

You’ve read the articles and you’ve discussed it with your friends — there really are some great benefits of red wine, right?

https://themapsinstitute.com/why-the-promised-benefits-of-red-wine-on-your-body-and-brain-are-not-aging-well/

 

The Biggest Cognac Trends of 2021, According to Spirits Educators

Given that trends are typically defined and driven by the on-premise, one begins to wonder what this all means for Cognac in 2021 — how the unprecedented events of the last 12 months will influence the year ahead of us.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-biggest-cognac-trends-of-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a1bc4a06c5-FEB_24_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a1bc4a06c5-38937345&mc_cid=a1bc4a06c5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Grey Goose

Grey Goose has unveiled Essences, a new range of vodkas infused with real fruit and cold-distilled botanicals. The lineup will initially include Strawberry & Lemongrass, White Peach & Rosemary, and Watermelon & Basil expressions. The new range is at 30% abv and has no gluten, artificial ingredients, sugar or carbs. It’s aimed at the fast-growing at-home cocktail segment. Grey Goose Essences are rolling out nationwide, retailing at $30 a 750-ml.

 

WHY DO WE ARGUE ABOUT WINE?

Why should I care whether someone else prefers a wine I don’t like?

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2021/02/24/why-do-we-argue-about-wine/

 

The alcohol indicator

Could average alcohol be an indication of vintage quality?

https://www.therealreview.com/2021/02/24/the-alcohol-indicator/

 

The Life and Times of “Pizza Wine”

In some ways, wine writers helped develop the trope of pizza wine that’s emerged today.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/the-life-and-times-natural-lambrusco-pizza-wine/

 

Italian Red Wines That Should Be Better Known

There are dozens of other reds from around the country that are underrated; wines that consistently deliver excellent quality and typicity, often at very reasonable prices.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomhyland/2021/02/20/italian-red-wines-that-should-be-better-known/?sh=57704e481f48&utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=abdbf77879-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_02_24_10_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-abdbf77879-64683881

 

A Guide to India’s Must-Try Spirits

India has a long history with alcohol. It’s been consumed for centuries, and there are references to alcoholic fermentation and distillation that date back to 200 B.C.

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/a-guide-to-indias-must-try-spirits

 

GÉRARD BERTRAND LAUNCHES FIRST ORANGE WINE

Called Orange Gold, the wine is made from a blend of Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne, Mauzac and Muscat.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/gerard-bertrand-launches-first-orange-wine/

Walla Walla Wine Country Guide

Let’s explore what’s great in Walla Walla Valley wine country.

https://wallawalla.guides.winefolly.com/?utm_campaign=25%2F2%2F21%20-%20Walla%20Walla%20Regional%20Guide%20Launch&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

Healthy Wines: What the Labels Really Mean

Next time you head to the store to grab your favorite bottle of red or white, you may notice a cornucopia of terms.

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

How Adding Wine to Your Coffee Makes You a True Italian

Caffè corretto is fundamentally an espresso shot with added alcohol – usually a liquor, such as brandy, grappa or sambuca.  However, some Italians, use a splash of wine instead.

https://lizthachmw.com/winestars/how-adding-wine-to-your-coffee-makes-you-a-true-italian/

Hard Kombucha

What is hard kombucha? Does it still have similar health benefits to regular kombucha? We answer all of your questions on this popular alcoholic drink here.

https://health-ade.com/blogs/blog/hard-kombucha

8 Things You Should Know About the Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky

Though The Famous Grouse has been making Scotch for centuries, there’s always more to learn about the classic brand.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-famous-grouse-scotch-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=de1232a820-FEB_26_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-de1232a820-38937345&mc_cid=de1232a820&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Essential Black-Owned Spirits and Wines You Need To Try Right Now

A common obstacle that many Black owners of spirits and wines face however is having their products accessible in physical and online stores.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/essential-black-owned-spirits-wines-you-need-to-try

 

New Bumbu

Bumbu Rum Company is introducing Bumbu Créme, a new line extension joining its existing Bumbu Original and Bumbu XO expressions. Retailing at $35 a 750-ml., Bumbu Créme is a 15% abv blend of rum, spices, and real dairy cream and is recommended to be served chilled straight, on the rocks, or in cocktails. Bumbu is part of the Sovereign Brands portfolio, which also includes Luc Belaire sparkling wine, McQueen and the Violet Fog gin, and Villon, a French spirit competing in the Cognac category.

 

Pairing Wine And Cheese? Science Says White May Be A Better Choice Than Red

Conventional wisdom would have you drink red wine with cheese. A new study, published in the Journal of Food Science, only partially supports that pairing,

https://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/nov/08/pairing-wine-and-cheese-science-says-white-may-be/

 

11 Reasons to Drink Prosecco

It’s long been the aperitivo of choice for Italians up and down the peninsula, and it’s now the most sold sparkler in the U.S.—and for good reason:

https://www.winemag.com/2015/09/30/11-reasons-you-should-be-drinking-prosecco/

 

 

Understanding an Italian Wine List

Learn the basics of how to read an Italian wine list to order wine with confidence.

https://winefolly.com/tips/understanding-italian-wine-list/

 

Protecting Italy’s food and wine

On Italian wine bottles found on shelves in the U.S., you can often see the IGT, DOC, and DOCG indications on labels, the primary three levels in the system.

https://www.thealpenanews.com/opinion/editorials-and-columns/2021/02/protecting-italys-food-and-wine/

 

The History of the Aperitivo — and How to Enjoy It Like an Italian

Aperitivo is a drink, usually wine or a light mixed cocktail, accompanied by a small meal at the end of the workday, intended to be a prelude to dinner.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/cocktails-spirits/history-of-aperitivo

 

One Major Side Effect of Drinking Red Wine, Says New Study

There’s yet another positive side effect to drinking wine—well, red wine, specifically—and consider it an added bonus that you can pair it with cheese and still reap the health benefits.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-effect-red-wine-study/

10 Eating and Drinking Rules Italians Live By

Whether it’s making pasta, fermenting wine, or just enjoying life, the Italians seem to have it pretty much figured out.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/eating-and-drinking-rules-italians-live-by

Tuscany: One of Italy’s Most Famous Wine Regions

Most of Tuscan’s top wine regions produce red wine, but that’s not to say that white wines aren’t produced. But more than 80% of Tuscan wines are red.

https://www.everwonderwine.com/blog/2021/2/27/tuscany-one-of-italys-most-famous-wine-regions

What is Wine Mouthfeel?

One particular concept that helps drinkers judge wine quality is ‘mouthfeel’.

https://www.goldmedalwineclub.com/blog/post/what-is-wine-mouthfeel

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