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Liquor Industry News 12-16-19

December 16, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

12-16-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Repeal Day For the Three Tier System is Coming

Wine Shops’ Biggest Mistake

Hard seltzer category to triple in US by 2023

 

AUSTRALIA UNVEILS ‘LABEL DIRECTORY’ TO PROTECT WINE BRANDS

Legislation introduced by the Australian parliament today will establish a wine export label directory to protect Australian wine brands from copycat and fake labeling.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/australia-unveils-label-directory-to-protect-wine-brands/

 

OPPOSITION INCREASED TO TOTAL WINES’ PROPOSED NEW YORK STORE

Opposition to US wine retailer Total Wines & More’s  proposed Queen’s store has cranked up a notch, after 36 state and federal officials, some of whom who had previously supported the project, allegedly withdrew their support.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/opposition-increased-to-total-wines-proposed-new-york-store/

 

NEW INVENTION IN SPAIN REMOVES ALCOHOL CONTENT FROM WINE

The Alacarte machine is very simple to use and makes use of an innovative medical technology, similar to that of dialysis

https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/12/01/new-invention-in-spain-removes-alcohol-content-from-wine/#.XeaJva2ZPos

 

A new, easier methodology for assessing copper in white wine

A new methodology that makes it easier for wineries to assess copper (Cu) in white wine has been developed through a collaboration between the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) and the Australian Wine Research institute (AWRI).

https://winetitles.com.au/a-new-easier-methodology-for-assessing-copper-in-white-wine/

This Is Your Body On A Hangover

Curious what’s actually happening internally the day after drinking?

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hangover-effects-symptoms_l_5ddd46c2e4b0d50f3297d0d3?guccounter=1

 

 

Fertility and Wine

it is probably best for pregnant women to desist from alcohol during the first trimester of pregnancy but the evidence that moderate wine consumption (1–2 glasses of wine per week) during the second and third trimester are harmful is difficult to elici

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2019/12/01/fertility-and-wine/

 

FedEx, why won’t you deliver my wine samples?

Wine complicates the situation, since it requires an adult signature. The driver just can’t leave the package and zip back to the truck, but has to wait for someone to come to the door to sign the handheld.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/fedex-why-wont-you-deliver-my-wine-samples/

 

The real reason consumers reject Riesling

It’s not just that consumers identify it as “too sweet”, says Roger Morris. It’s also that it’s not very food friendly.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/real-reason-consumers-reject-riesling

 

TRUMP THREATENS 100% TARIFFS ON FRENCH FIZZ AND CHEESE

The US government has proposed tariffs of up to 100% on French goods, including sparkling wine, cheese and handbags, valued at US$2.4 billion in retaliation to a French tax placed on American tech companies.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/trump-threatens-100-tariffs-on-french-fizz-and-cheese/

CRISTAL LAUNCHES FIRST ‘BIODYNAMIC’ CRISTAL

Louis Roederer has announced the release of the 2012 vintage of Cristal, the first to be made from 100% biodynamically farmed grapes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/cristal-launches-first-biodynamic-cristal/

The History of Sparkling Wine Includes Accidental Science and Exceptional Champagne

As you raise a glass of bubbly to toast the new year (or an average Tuesday), take a moment to drink in the centuries of culture and innovation in your glass.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/02/history-sparkling-wine/

Raventós Codorníu – the oldest winegrowing business in Spain

With nearly 500 years of history, Raventós Codorníu is the oldest winegrowing business in Spain, and one of the oldest in the world.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/02/raventos-codorniu-the-oldest-winegrowing-business-in-spain/

 

Walmart’s “Rosé Wine Drink Enhancer” Will Make Your Water Taste Like, Well, Rosé

The product is a pretty standard flavor additive, one you put a few drops of into a glass of water in order to transform the taste completely.

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a30079342/rose-wine-water-enhancer/

 

What the new DO Rueda classifications mean

This is the condensed version of all the changes that will soon be published and official in the pliego so you can see that there’s a lot to take in, some of it great, some of it odd, and some of it very, very interesting.

https://www.hudin.com/what-the-new-do-rueda-classifications-mean/

 

 

Wine Spectator Top 100 Wine Values Under $25

We Have Many In Stock!

https://top100.winespectator.com/values/?utm_campaign=SipsTips120319&utm_source=SipsTips120319&utm_medium=email&utm_content=91848befbbb49a6a959f1361e3e000aa

 

France to become leading consumer of organic wine

In 2019, the rankings showed Germany on top, followed by France, the UK, Italy, and the US.

https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/France-to-become-world-consumer-of-organic-wine-by-2021-overtaking-Germany-as-natural-wine-grows-too

 

When It Comes To The World Of Wine, The Future Is Flat

A new design, made from recycled plastic, could be the biggest advance in wine ‘packaging’ for 200 years, and help to reduce the sector’s environmental impact.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikescott/2019/12/03/when-it-comes-to-wine-the-future-may-be-flat/#2044836f1ac2

 

Is It Time to Change How We Describe Wine?

It’s far easier for us to convey emotion with wine than throw out subjective tasting notes

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/03/how-we-describe-wine/

 

New PD-Resistant Wine Grape Varieties Named and Released

Patents Filed for Walker-bred Cultivars Developed at UCD

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=223142

 

How to Upgrade Your Popcorn Nights With Bubbly

The brilliant thing about sparkling wine is that it’s at its best when teamed up with crispy, salty, or buttery snacks — the simpler the better.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-upgrade-your-popcorn-nights-with-bubbly-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6e1d4bfa86-DEC_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6e1d4bfa86-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6e1d4bfa86-38937345&mc_cid=6e1d4bfa86&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Drinks ordering app aims to improve ‘efficiency’

The newly launched Beam app encourages imbibers to order drinks from their tables using a smartphone. They will only be prompted to go the bar when their drinks are being created.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/12/drinks-ordering-app-aims-to-improve-efficiency/

 

CAVA REGULATOR ANNOUNCES NEW GEOGRAPHICAL ZONES FOR SPANISH FIZZ

Sparkling wine made in Spain will soon be labelled according to exactly where it was produced, according to the president of the Cava DO.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/cava-regulator-announces-new-geographical-zones-for-spanish-fizz/

 

Nomacorc announces the release of grape-based stoppers in 2020

Also announced a new innovation for its Green Line range of stoppers made from sugar cane.

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-90726-Nomacorc-announces-the-release-of-grape-based-stoppers-in-2020.htm

 

Jimmy Fallon Learns About Wine Tasting with Gary Vaynerchuk

Vaynerchuk, known for his enthusiastic and high-energy persona, taught Fallon about the color, nose and taste of red wine.

https://youtu.be/HCeB5SNfNe8

 

Certificate program develops understanding of beer selection

In response, the School of Hotel Administration has launched a Beer Essentials certificate program to help hospitality industry professionals develop the end-to-end understanding of beer production, tasting and selection necessary for establishing an effective beer program.

http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2019/12/certificate-program-develops-understanding-beer-selection

HOW TO MAKE AND SELL CANNED WINE, ACCORDING TO THE EXPERTS

Insights and advice for producers who want to cash in on the trend.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/how-to-make-and-sell-canned-wine-according-to-the-experts/

Religion, Royalty, and Bubbles: How Champagne Became the Go-To Drink for Celebrating

The tale of how Champagne became the belle of the ball, is one of religion, royalty, European aristocracy, and — like most things relating to the history of French wine — calculated marketing.

https://vinepair.com/articles/history-of-champagne-nye-parties/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5b1f4f98c7-DEC_5_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5b1f4f98c7-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5b1f4f98c7-38937345&mc_cid=5b1f4f98c7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

FitVine Wine Uncorks A New Bright And Bold Look

California-Based Winemaker Debuts a Vibrant Label and Approachable Logo Design Sharing the Brand’s Unique Winemaking Philosophy

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fitvine-wine-uncorks-a-new-bright-and-bold-look-300969058.html

4 New England breweries landed on Wine Enthusiast’s annual best beers list

Wine Enthusiast recently released its list of the Top 25 Beers of 2019,

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2019/12/04/wine-enthusiast-top-25-beers-2019-new-england

A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING WINE THROUGH NUMBERS

Turns out, there are a lot of numbers involved in the world of wine. So, to help you learn a few wine basics, we’re revealing some key numerical factoids worth noting,

https://www.winecountry.com/blog/wine-basics-by-the-numbers/

Korbel Goes Italian

Korbel & Bros. is launching a Prosecco, produced and bottled in the Prosecco DOC under the Charmat method and made of 100% Glera grapes. Some 10,000 cases of the new Korbel Prosecco will be released this year, retailing at $15 a 750-ml. and initially available in Colorado, Florida, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina. A national rollout is planned for next year.

Throwing fermented grape skins on icy roads could help cut down our salt use

That means less road salt entering our waterways and degrading our asphalt, bridges, and cars.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90438438/throwing-some-fermented-grape-skins-on-icy-roads-could-help-cut-down-our-salt-use

how to respond to the boom in organic wine sales

The background to the boom in organic wines and how to make the most out of listing them.

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/miles-macinnes-on-growth-in-organic-wines-and-opportunities-for-restaurants/

7 Things You Should Know About Bubbly

To start you on your journey of everyday sparkling, here are seven things you didn’t know about the wines

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-things-you-should-know-about-bubbly/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=729bcd66e8-DEC_6_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-729bcd66e8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-729bcd66e8-38937345&mc_cid=729bcd66e8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Hard seltzer category to triple in US by 2023

Led by brands White Claw and Truly, the category is already larger by volume than the leading spirits category in the US – vodka.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/12/hard-seltzer-category-to-triple-in-us-by-2023/

Who Suffers from Tariffs on Wine? You Do

How do tariffs work?

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/who-suffers-from-tariffs-on-wine-you-do

TOP 100 SPIRITS OF 2019

Whether you lean toward classic or creative, rest assured that all of these selections deserve a place on your bar.

https://www.winemag.com/toplists/top-100-spirits-2019/

7 Beer & Wine Subscriptions That Make Great Gifts

Is it just me, or does holiday gift shopping get harder every year?

https://www.sheknows.com/living/articles/2135237/beer-and-wine-subscription-gifts/

Total Wine Appeals To U.S. Supreme Court In Connecticut Minimum Pricing Case

In Connecticut, drinks wholesalers must post their prices in advance so that competing wholesalers can match them, hold those prices for a month, and may not offer volume discounts to retailers. This provision prevents larger businesses, like Total Wine & More, from using their size and scale to the advantage of the company and consumers, according to the retailer.

https://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2019/12/06/24394/total-wine-appeals-to-u-s-supreme-court-in-connecticut-minimum-pricing-case/

Is The Burgundy Comparison Good For Oregon Wine?

Is comparing Oregon wine to Burgundy a net positive association for Oregon wine?

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2019/12/is-the-burgundy-comparison-good-for-oregon-wine/

Wine Shops’ Biggest Mistake

The biggest mistake that wine shops make, regardless if they’re a boutique indy or big box retailer, is not hiring the right people.

https://spitbucket.net/2019/12/05/wine-shops-biggest-mistake/

The critical factor in terroir

With global warming, we’re learning that choosing the right grape is more important than ever.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/critical-factor-terroir

Repeal Day For the Three Tier System is Coming

Whether your services are required or not, whether your services are good or bad, your services must be used…so said the law in nearly every state.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2019/12/repeal-day-for-the-three-tier-system-is-coming/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=91afd32c50-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_06_07_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-91afd32c50-64683881

Should Massachusetts lift its ban on coupons for beer, wine, and liquor?

In an attempt to protect the small Massachusetts-owned package stores that operate across the Commonwealth, the Legislature has long prohibited the sellers from discounting the product below the invoice cost.

A bill I have introduced in the Legislature, House Bill 345, would not lift this restriction. What it would do is allow any retailer, large or small, to offer coupons to its consumers.

In Massachusetts, the alcohol regulatory system is built on control practices that balance consumer demand and commercial interests against public safety concerns. The primary public safety objective is preventing the return of predatory corporate conduct that encourages the reintroduction of cheap alcohol. A return of monopolies is another concern.

Do you feel allowing coupons will be good for consumers or bad for safety?

There is a poll on this link that when last checked was 90% in favor of lifting coupon ban.!

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/globelocal/2019/12/06/should-massachusetts-lift-its-ban-coupons-for-beer-wine-and-liquor/dp5P6NHHans7l2QOuVAdkI/story.html

Corvo: A Sicilian Classic

Corvo is a Sicilian legend, a storied brand with noble roots.

We stock the Pinot Noir. Great Value at $10!!

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/06/corvo-a-sicilian-classic/

Milford MA selectmen: Not having available liquor licenses ‘stifles’ economic development

Selectmen are seeking to get a handle on the town’s supply of liquor licenses, saying that not having any on hand to give to new businesses “stifles” economic development.

https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20191207/milford-selectmen-not-having-available-liquor-licenses-stifles-economic-development

Is Natural Wine Dead?

The movement, built on honesty and simplicity, is being corrupted by opportunists.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/07/opinion/sunday/natural-organic-wine.html

5 Genius Tricks to Transform Your Trader Joe’s Two-Buck Chuck Into “Finer” Wine

Here are five genius tips to salvage an inexpensive bottle of wine that’ll impress your guests (that is, of course, if they’re not a professional sommelier)!

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/beverages/trader-joes-wine-hacks

Buying boxed wine not necessarily a bad thing

A convenient way to stock up for a big holiday celebration

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/food/buying-boxed-not-necessarily-a-bad-thing-565885642.html

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Liquor Industry News 12-09-19

December 9, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

12-09-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine Industry Flourishing Thanks To Millennials

Tito’s bottles sport ‘ugly’ festive hoodies

Thank fungi for cheese, wine and beer this holiday season

 

What Makes French Wine So Great?

France is still considered the best winemaker in the world thanks to its status as a mecca of vins de terroir, affected by more than two thousand years of history.

https://frenchly.us/what-makes-french-wines-so-special/

These Are the Three New White Claw Flavors Coming in 2020

Adding to the six-strong original will be tangerine, lemon, and watermelon

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/new-white-claw-flavors-watermelon-lemon-tangerine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6accebec5d-NOV_25_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6accebec5d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6accebec5d-38937345&mc_cid=6accebec5d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Independent Liquor Stores Will Become Obsolete

Believe Nearly One Out Of Every Two Owners

https://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2019/11/22/independent-liquor-stores-will-become-obsolete-believe-nearly-one-out-of-two-owners/#75aee78a7b9b

The old matter of wine scores versus notes

The moral is obvious: a high score doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone will (let alone should!) like the wine.

https://winemag.co.za/tim-james-the-old-matter-of-wine-scores-versus-notes/

Why does wine need to be made from grapes?

Wine is and always has been made from grapes. It’s just a fact of life. But does that have to be the case for ever more?

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/alistair-morrell-why-does-wine-still-need-to-be-made-from-grapes/

What Is a Delicious Wine?

So what more is required for a wine to be “delicious”?

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2019/11/25/what-is-a-delicious-wine/

Cumberland Farms’s ballot question to expand alcohol sales faces legal fight — from the packies

At issue this time: a ballot question pushed by Cumberland Farms that would create a new kind of beer-and-wine license for food sellers, to be made available at local authorities’ discretion, with no limits on the amount any one company could control.

https://www-bostonglobe-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/11/25/cumberland-farms-ballot-question-expand-alcohol-sales-faces-legal-fight-from-packies/wVidU10C1NCPTsZxE9c8tI/story.html?outputType=amp

8 Questions About Hot Buttered Rum, Answered

Read on to learn more about the historically decadent libation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/hot-buttered-rum-guide-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d49f3fc03a-NOV_26_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d49f3fc03a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d49f3fc03a-38937345&mc_cid=d49f3fc03a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How learning about wine can improve the way one drinks

The world of wine can sometimes feel intimidating to the uninitiated, but a bit of knowledge about wine from experts can help anyone navigate everyday situations.

https://www.willcoxrangenews.com/free_access/article_817f8588-0fdc-11ea-bebf-b314cbce923f.html

Drink the Season: 10 Holiday Cookie and Dessert Wine Pairings

The list of traditional holiday cookies is long. But what should you sip alongside them?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/25/10-best-cookie-wine-pairings/

Why We Should Be Talking About Open-Air Winemaking

As winemakers return to traditional methods, they’re thinking outside the building

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-we-should-be-talking-about-open-air-winemaking/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=79898275&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8TS0_AS7aLBjMOKlbttfzB5m6UzmzFKHnB3-2ep5f0iDHYwYmg2pEHDVJXLpdAYrrIZ_nDiG-ZugkFhGm7azytnAM4P5W8HBZMK-_Mm7KgJelRS94&_hsmi=79899036

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Petaluma Gap AVA — What Everyone Should Know

The AVA overlaps the border between Sonoma and Marin counties.

http://www.fredswan.wine/2019/11/25/petaluma-gap-ava-what-everyone-should-know/

Thank fungi for cheese, wine and beer this holiday season

What are the genetic changes that led to their domestication? And how on Earth did our ancestors figure out how to domesticate them?

https://theconversation.com/thank-fungi-for-cheese-wine-and-beer-this-holiday-season-125793

‘First’ snack to cut alcohol absorption launches

Eating the Sobar before drinking is said to reduce peak blood alcohol concentration by 50% – compared to a 25% reduction after eating a regular snack mix.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/11/first-snack-to-cut-alcohol-absorption-launches/

This Man’s Whisky Collection Just Won a Guinness World Record

A collection of 535 old and rare Scotch whiskies valued to be worth $13.9 million

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/worlds-most-expensive-whisky-collection/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=702f8cb447-NOV_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-702f8cb447-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-702f8cb447-38937345&mc_cid=702f8cb447&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Complete Guide to Alpine Spirits, and How to Use Them

Highlighting the mountain range’s bounty of fruits, nuts, flowers, and herbs is a diverse selection of spirits and liqueurs produced in the region’s eight countries, from which the importer curates its selection.

https://vinepair.com/articles/alpine-spirts-liqueurs-cocktails-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=702f8cb447-NOV_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-702f8cb447-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-702f8cb447-38937345&mc_cid=702f8cb447&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Three Quick Tips to Chill Wine Fast

Let’s get this out of the way: There’s no magic way to chill your wine to proper serving temperature in a matter of minutes.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/26/three-tips-chill-wine-fast/

 

Researchers Recreated Wine from Leonardo da Vinci’s Vineyard

A limited run of 330 bottles is set to be auctioned off.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/leonardo-da-vinci-casa-degli-atellani-wine

 

What’s a perfume lover to do about wine?

When you start out wine tasting, one of the first things you’re told is to avoid wearing fragrance. It will distort the aromas and leave you unable to appreciate what you’re drinking.

https://www.ruralnewsgroup.co.nz/wine-grower/wg-opinion/what-s-a-perfume-lover-to-do-about-wine

 

Tito’s bottles sport ‘ugly’ festive hoodies

American vodka brand Tito’s has revamped last year’s Ugly Sweater Christmas gift pack with an Ugly Hoodie iteration for the festive season.

IN STOCK!

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/11/titos-bottles-sport-ugly-festive-hoodies-in-gtr/

 

15 Easy Wine Cocktails You Can Make With Boxed Wine for the Holidays

There are countless holiday cocktail recipes on the internet, and sometimes sorting through them can make it seem like it isn’t even worth it.

https://stylecaster.com/easy-wine-cocktails/

 

 

Direct-To-Consumer And Traditional Wine Retailing Are Not Rivals, Says An Expert

Only 14% of independent retailers stock their beverage alcohol shelves based not on trends but on in-store sales activity.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/11/29/direct-to-consumer-and-traditional-wine-retailing-are-not-rivals-says-an-expert/#738ebcb64788

How to Clean a Decanter, According to Five Wine Professionals

It all depends on the size, shape and overall preciousness of your decanter.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/29/how-clean-wine-decanter-tips/

How The “Sideways Effect” Helped Shaped The Wine Industry

Causing an increase in Pinot Noir consumption, while decreasing merlot consumption. Additionally, it helped create a tourist boom in the San Ynez Valley, where the story takes place.

https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/news/2019/11/29/how-the–sideways-effect–helped-shape-the-wine-industry

 

Why Chardonnay Is Not the Boring White Wine You Think It Is

Paradoxically, Chardonnay is both one of the most popular and most controversial wines in the world.

https://fortune.com/2019/11/30/what-chardonnay-white-wine-should-i-buy/

 

Classic Chicken Marsala

Despite the cooking wines labeled “marsala” in U.S. supermarkets, true Marsala is an appellation-designated wine from Western Sicily


https://www.winemag.com/recipe/classic-chicken-marsala/

 

 

HEALTHY SNACKS TO PAIR WITH YOUR WINE PARTY

Wine and cheese nights have been adapting over the years. With an interest in health-conscious eating on the rise, people want to indulge mindfully when they savor a glass of their favorite vintage

https://www.coldist.com/healthy-snacks-to-pair-with-your-wine-party/

 

Fumé Blanc Is Sauvignon Blanc. So How Did It Get A Different Name?

Back in the 1960s legendary winemaker Robert Mondavi wanted to make a high quality white wine from the sauvignon blanc grape

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ginapace/2019/11/30/fum-blanc-is-sauvignon-blanc-so-how-did-it-get-a-different-name/#77f856152069

 

Wine Industry Flourishing Thanks To Millennials

They are much more prone to spending on experiences, be it food or travel. Instead of hankering for possessions, millennials are choosing to chase a richer life of pleasure, which sometimes includes luxurious wines.

http://blogs.bu.edu/suechen/wine-industry-flourishing-thanks-to-millennials/

 

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Liquor Industry News 12-02-19

December 2, 2019

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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12-02-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Only idiots take wine to a dinner party, says TV etiquette expert

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

All the Anise Spirits That Aren’t Absinthe, Explained

 

Jack Daniel’s Finally Releases Its Advent Calendar In the U.S.

The sleek, black calendar features 18 mini bottles of the brand’s whiskeys

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/jack-daniels-advent-calendar/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=344655066f-NOV_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-344655066f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-344655066f-38937345&mc_cid=344655066f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Andre

E.&J. Gallo has extended its André sparkling wine brand with 375-ml. cans. Retailing at $4 a can, the new packaging is debuting for André’s Brut and Brut Rosé sparklers and is backed by a tie-in with holiday apparel company Tipsy Elves, which includes André branded sweaters and other offerings. The André brand was down 4% to 1.8 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

Popping a Champagne cork is rocket science, says study

It is already known that storing Champagne at higher temperatures increases the pressure in the bottle versus the air outside.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/champagne-cork-popping-study-426794/#s0s4F8ajAZvbDKvU.99

10 Things You Should Know About WhistlePig Whiskey

In a few short years, WhistlePig has become a well-known brand, offering the most-awarded rye whiskeyin the world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/whistlepig-whiskey-best-rye/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a7c2e1e528-NOV_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a7c2e1e528-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a7c2e1e528-38937345&mc_cid=a7c2e1e528&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The 25 Biggest Cheese Exporting Countries in the World

See which countries make the most dough for their dairy.

https://vinepair.com/articles/top-cheese-countries-world-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a7c2e1e528-NOV_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a7c2e1e528-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a7c2e1e528-38937345&mc_cid=a7c2e1e528&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Here’s Why Shiraz Is the Most Popular Red Wine in Australia

Shiraz was one of the first grape varieties brought to Australia by James Busby. Busby was one of the forefathers of the wine industry in the early 1800s

https://vinepair.com/articles/heres-why-shiraz-is-the-most-popular-red-wine-in-australia/

7 Tips To Improve Your Staff’s Wine Education

By teaching your employees the following seven things about wine, you can wow your guests and drive repeat visitors.

https://totalfood.com/wine-education-7-tips-to-improve-your-staff/

Washington closes in on six new AVAs as wineries pass 1,000 mark

The new AVAs, which should be formalised over “the next six to 12 months”, according to Washington State Wine’s Doug Marshall, follow a significant psychological landmark for the industry, which reached 1,000 wineries this autumn, having expanded from just 200 back in 2003.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/26245/Washington_closes_in_on_six_new_AVAs_as_wineries_pass_1,000_mark.html

Wine Opinions Launches Monthly Newsletter

Company publishes newsletter revealing buying habits of wine consumers and trade professionals

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=222473

What’s Up with Italian Wine in the U.S. Market?

Italian wine has a lot going for it in the U.S. market. Wines from Italy are by far the largest category of imported wines.

https://wineeconomist.com/2019/11/19/italian-wine/

Uncovering the pathway to wine’s acidity

University of Adelaide wine researchers say their latest discovery may one day lead to winemakers being able to manipulate the acidity of wines without the costly addition of tartaric acid.

https://www.newswise.com/articles/uncovering-the-pathway-to-wine-s-acidity

Should You Smell the Cork When Opening Wine? Always.

Tradition has held that you should inspect the cork. Indeed, there are two things you should look for.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/11/12/smelling-wine-cork-when-open-wine/

All the Anise Spirits That Aren’t Absinthe, Explained

A guide to the world’s most well-known anise spirits and liqueurs, including ouzo, sambuca, pastis, and the lesser-known-to-us raki, arak, and Chinchón.

https://vinepair.com/articles/anise-spirits-absinthe-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=012a206620-NOV_20_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-012a206620-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-012a206620-38937345&mc_cid=012a206620&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Venice’s Island Vineyard Venissa Tries to Save Rare Grapes After Floods

The flooding began on Sunday, Nov. 10. By Tuesday, waters had submerged nearly 80 percent of the city

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/venice-vineyard-flood-rare-grape/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=012a206620-NOV_20_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-012a206620-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-012a206620-38937345&mc_cid=012a206620&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Are the awards stickers on wine bottles even important?

Wander through your neighbourhood liquor store or the wine section of the local supermarket, and there’s a pretty good chance that your eye will be caught by the flash of stickers adorning bottles.

https://m.food24.com/Drinks/Wine/Features/are-the-awards-stickers-on-wine-bottles-even-important-20191023

PLANTINGS IN BAROLO TO BE HALTED FOR THREE YEARS

Vine plantings in Barolo will be put on hold for three years from January 2020 in order to regulate production of the revered Italian red, the region’s consorzio has revealed.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/plantings-in-barolo-to-be-halted-for-three-years/

Does It Make Any Difference If Wine Is Aged In Stainless Steel, Concrete, Wood Or Egg Tank?

The short answer is: Yes, it does make a difference what kind of container is used for ageing. The taste will be different.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2019/11/19/difference-wine-aged-in-stainless-steel-concrete-wood-egg-tank/#a67621f563ad

New System Stops Aroma Loss During Active Fermentation

A new machine is now available to help winemakers retain the aromas that normally escape, along with carbon dioxide, during the winemaking process.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=222676

Study finds worrying can make hangovers feel worse

After identifying two distinct types of hangover symptoms, those that were stress-related and those that were dehydration-related

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/11/study-finds-worrying-can-make-hangovers-feel-worse/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=2946953fe9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_20_10_43&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-2946953fe9-64683881

How to Set Up Your Home Bar, According to Bartenders

How you stock your bar is essential to entertaining at home.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-best-setup-home-bar-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5f08cecca3-NOV_21_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5f08cecca3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5f08cecca3-38937345&mc_cid=5f08cecca3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Coors Light brewed with Jonas Brothers hits retail

Available via an online retailer in five U.S. markets — Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Tampa, Fla., and Nashville, Tenn. — the beer has custom labels emblazoned with the faces of the Jonas Brothers. It is line-priced with Coors Light six-packs.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/news/coors-light-brewed-jonas-brothers-hits-retail

 

Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines 2019

This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world.

https://top100.winespectator.com/lists/

 

RUEDA REMODELS WINE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AND DO GUIDELINES

Spain’s largest white wine region, Rueda, has transformed its entire wine classification system with the adoption of new rules for premium wines and the authorisation of new grape varieties including the red variety, Syrah.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/rueda-remodels-wine-classification-system-and-do-guidelines/

 

Great novels for wine lovers

A novel where wine is weaved into the story so effortlessly and brilliantly that it puts professional wine writers to shame.
https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/news-blogs-anson/best-wine-novels-428013/#09t25H3QtP7r2kL7.99

Two Powerhouse Brands Partner on Custom Wine Glasses

The glass they created, with its distinct elongated bowl and narrow mouth, brings out the mineral and fruity flavors and aims them at the mid-palate where our taste buds are more complex.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/shivanivora/2019/11/20/riedel-and-terlato-two-powerhouse-brands-partner-on-custom-wine-glasses/#6c757ec65d6e

What can you tell from a wine label?

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but does the same apply to a wine label? Yes and no.

https://www.wineinvestment.com/wine-blog/2019/11/what-can-you-tell-from-a-wine-label/

Histamines in Wine: The Likely Cause of Your Nasty Wine Headache

Alas, wine also sometimes seems like your worst enemy. Wine can cause some wicked headaches and stomachaches the following day, even after a mere one to two drinks

https://manyeats.com/histamines-in-wine/

 

How do you write about quality cheap wine when the system is rigged against it?

Yes, there is still plenty of cheap wine on store shelves, but just because a wine is cheap doesn’t mean it’s worth drinking.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/how-do-you-write-about-quality-cheap-wine-when-the-system-is-rigged-against-it/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=836acdb924-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_21_10_45&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-836acdb924-64683881

 

Diageo and HBO launch Silicon Valley-inspired Tequila

Johnnie Walker owner Diageo has once again partnered with TV network HBO on the release of Tres Comas Tequila, which was “made” by Silicon Valley character Russ Hanneman.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/11/diageo-and-hbo-launch-silicon-valley-inspired-tequila/

 

The 5 Reasons Why Champagne Is Not Just for Special Occasions

Here are five reasons why:

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-reasons-why-champagne-is-not-just-for-special-occasions/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f420183e31-NOV_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f420183e31-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f420183e31-38937345&mc_cid=f420183e31&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

It’s time to accept the inevitability and choose the best of the worst.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-cheap-american-beers-ranked-from-awful-to-drinabkle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f420183e31-NOV_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f420183e31-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f420183e31-38937345&mc_cid=f420183e31&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

New Captain

Diageo has launched the latest seasonal Captain Morgan offshoot, Gingerbread Spiced. The holiday-themed, 30% abv spirit is now available nationwide for a limited time, retailing at $15 a 750-ml. The release is being promoted through a tie-in with Big Gay Ice Cream, which will serve a Merry Morgan Trucker, an ice cream sandwich made with Captain Morgan infused ice cream, at its Philadelphia and New York locations though December 26.Captain Morgan is the fourth-largest spirits brand in the U.S. by volume at more than 5.6 million cases, according to Impact Databank.

 

DIVERSITY OF SPANISH CUISINE A ‘KEY PROMOTIONAL TOOL’ FOR WINES

We want to showcase the modern Spain rather than the traditional side of the country

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/diversity-of-spanish-cuisine-a-key-promotional-tool-for-wines/

 

Prosecco and Asti spearhead new EU-backed promotion of GI-designated quality produce

The heartland DOCGs of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, Asti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano have joined with producers from Provolone Valdpadana PDO, Mozzarella TSG and Olio Extravergine d’Oliva Toscana PGI for the launch of Enjoy European Quality Foods (EEQF).

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/26269/Prosecco_and_Asti_spearhead_new_EU-backed_promotion_of_GI-designated_quality_produce.html

Can Cannabis and Wine Coexist?

As California’s cannabis industry matures, development in winegrowing areas sparks conflict and concerns

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/can-cannabis-and-wine-coexist

 

 

You’re Not Going to Believe I’m Saying This, But Merlot Is Back

Yes, you heard me right.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/merlot-comeback

How wine connoisseurs can’t actually tell one bottle from another:

Study finds they are mostly driven by color and can’t distinguish between grapes

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7716775/Wine-connoisseurs-tell-one-bottle-study-finds.html

 

5 Unknown Health Benefits of Drinking Wine

Wines, in general, are alcoholic beverages. However, unlike other liquors, they are made from natural ingredients.

https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/42696/20191123/5-unknown-health-benefits-of-drinking-wine.htm

Only idiots take wine to a dinner party, says TV etiquette expert

One thing you can guarantee is that they won’t open a bottle of wine that you’ve taken. Your wine is probably better than some of the wine you’ve been offered.’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7718925/Only-idiots-wine-dinner-party-says-TV-etiquette-expert.html

 

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Liquor Industry News 11-25-19

November 25, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

11-25-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

15 of the Best Craft Whiskeys Under $60, Tasted and Ranked

What’s Your Sign? Matching Wine To Your Zodiac

TTB bottle size plans would ‘harm consumers’

THIS US STARTUP IS MAKING VODKA FROM CO2

The spirit made from air contains “no impurities, no carbohydrates, no sugar,” and “no gluten,” and is carbon negative

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/this-us-startup-is-making-vodka-from-co2/

 

GEOGRAPHIC INDICATION APPROVED FOR HIGH ALTITUDE MENDOZA SUB-REGION

San Pablo is located on the alluvial fan of the Las Tunas River, on the right bank, consequently the soil has a high pebble content as well as other calcareous materials.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/geographic-indication-approved-for-high-altitude-mendoza-sub-region/

 

New Guinness

Diageo has unveiled Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels, the second barrel-aged release from the company’s Baltimore brewery. The 10% abv ale is blended from Guinness’ barrel-aged Barleywine and Imperial Stout and is meant to bring together two bold, rich beers into one new complex experience, according to the company. Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels will begin rolling out for a limited time on November 15 and will be available across the U.S. The beer will retail at $20 a 4-pack of 11.2-ounce bottles.

 

Orange Juice Is an All-American Cocktail Mixer With a Terrible Reputation

From the start of the singles bar scene in the 1960s until the late 1990s, orange juice dominated the mixed-drink game. It featured in popular classics and new cocktails created during this time.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-orange-juice-cocktails-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cf6b7ad310-NOV_12_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cf6b7ad310-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-cf6b7ad310-38937345&mc_cid=cf6b7ad310&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

TTB bottle size plans would ‘harm consumers’

The TTB has been seeking public comments for its proposals to eliminate certain standards of fill for wine and distilled spirits.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/11/ttb-bottle-size-plans-would-harm-consumers/

Who buys the wine? Research reveals how consumers make choices for groups

When tasked with making choices for a big group, like selecting wine for the table, independent people typically make choices that more strongly reflect their own preferences

https://phys.org/news/2019-11-wine-reveals-consumers-choices-groups.html

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Best Gifts for Wine Lovers

Need to pick up a present or two for the wine lovers in your life?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/11/holiday-gift-guide-2019-best-gifts-wine-lovers/

Lidl has launched the first ever wine tasting in the dark event in London

The chain believes wine lovers will find quality wine without choosing their bottle based on price or appearance

https://www.mylondon.news/whats-on/food-drink-news/lidl-launched-first-ever-wine-17235728

The ideal wine for Thanksgiving dinner? It’s complicated

Three things I do know about wine on this holiday:

https://wtop.com/holidays/2019/11/the-ideal-wine-for-thanksgiving-dinner-its-complicated/

9 Mexican wine brands you should try

Most people are familiar with French and California wines. Oenophiles will rave about Italian and Spanish wines. Chile is known for its cheap, but very delicious wines. And Mexico? Yes. Mexico makes great wines, too.

https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2019/11/9-mexican-wine-brands-you-should-try/

What’s Really in your Glass? Transparency, Accountability & Wine

It is interesting – and maybe a problem – that wine and other alcoholic beverages are for the most part exempt from nutritional reporting.

https://wineeconomist.com/2019/11/12/transparency/

The Dos and Don’ts of Wine Labels

Whether you scan a retail shelf, wine app or website, the design of a label jumps out at you and makes a quick impression, but not always a good one.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/12/wine-labels-good-bad/

What’s Your Sign? Matching Wine To Your Zodiac

This list of wine zodiac signs offers a new way to pair wines to complement the stars.

https://winefolly.com/update/wine-zodiac-matching/

Five Lesser-Known White Wines You Should Try

Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc dominate American white wine purchases. In 2018, these three grape varieties accounted for 102 million 9-liter cases of the total 147.6 million cases of white wine sold, according to IWSR Drinks Market Analysis data. That’s an astonishing 69 percent.

https://vinepair.com/articles/five-lesser-known-white-wines-you-should-try/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=38ba6d2326-NOV_13_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-38ba6d2326-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-38ba6d2326-38937345&mc_cid=38ba6d2326&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

HOW THE LOIRE’S SMALL PRODUCERS ARE CHAMPIONING SUSTAINABILITY

When you think of French wine, what springs to mind first?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/how-loires-smaller-producers-are-championing-sustainability/

All About Tempranillo Wine in Just About Two Minutes

Tempranillo is an experience to behold.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/tempranillo-wine-facts/

 

Four Loko High-ABV Hard(er) Seltzer Is Here

The “hardest hard seltzer in the universe” has arrived.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/four-loko-hard-seltzer-launches/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=09a9420525-NOV_14_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-09a9420525-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-09a9420525-38937345&mc_cid=09a9420525&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Kate Hudson Enters Spirits Market With New King St. Vodka Label

Hollywood star Kate Hudson has teamed with spirits entrepreneur David Kanbar to create King St., a new corn-based vodka. The brand will be marketed squarely toward women, who the founders believe remain under-targeted within the category despite comprising the majority of consumption. Kanbar previously co-created Skinnygirl with Bethenny Frankel (which was eventually sold to Beam Suntory), and co-founded Bulldog Gin (now part of Campari). He’s now CEO of Brand House Wines & Spirits, of which King St. will be a part.

King St. is named for Hudson’s old block in New York City. “I want to have the cleanest vodka out there,” Hudson told SND. “It’s seven times distilled and made from non-GMO corn. It’s everything I could think of to want as a consumer.” Hudson describes the brand as modern and accessible, and the floral label, with its art deco inspired typography, is based on her own ideas and sketches. The 43% abv liquid is produced by Cutler’s Artisan Spirits in Santa Barbara, California.

The initial launch is narrowly tailored, with Southern Glazer’s distributing King St. to BevMo stores throughout California, where it will retail at $25 a 750-ml. In the near future, the founders say, the brand will expand to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

What Are Grape Clones?

A grape clone is a cutting taken from an existing grape vine that’s grafted onto rootstock.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/13/what-are-grape-clones/

 

Enjoy getting to know the Spanish custom of aging its wines

Spain delays the sale of wine, allowing time to mature in vast cellars and arrive at your table with optimum flavor and texture just in time for dinner.

https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20191113/enjoy-getting-to-know-the-spanish-custom-of-aging-its-wines

 

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Announces Its First “UNESCO Vintage” and Promises High Quality

An exceptional qualitative harvest for Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. concluded in mid-October.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/11/14/conegliano-valdobbiadene-announces-first-unesco-vintage?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=d46a59a488-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_14_10_37&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-d46a59a488-64683881

 

15 of the Best Craft Whiskeys Under $60, Tasted and Ranked

Craft” is a contested term in the spirits world. For some, the word connotes quality; for others, quantity; and still, for others, it’s merely marketing.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/15-best-craft-whisky-distilleries/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8e46795eb0-NOV_15_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8e46795eb0-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8e46795eb0-38937345&mc_cid=8e46795eb0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How to Pair Wine with Fennel

You’ll find great pairings at the overlap of fennel and wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/14/how-to-pair-wine-with-fennel/

How to Become the Wise Grown-Up Who Buys a Whole Case of Wine

Most wine shops offer case discounts, and many will run promotions where you can sample a wine and you get the best price if you buy a solid case of that particular bottle.

We offer 20% off on 12 750mls!

https://www.thekitchn.com/buy-wine-case-tips-265821

The Best Wine for Thanksgiving Is Lambrusco

This oft-misunderstood Italian wine is having a moment. And that moment is on our 2019 Thanksgiving table.

https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/best-wine-for-thanksgiving-is-lambrusco-fizzy-red-wine-pairing-article

Behind the Rise of Native American Wines

Tribes in California, New Mexico, Utah and British Columbia have created small, successful and critically acclaimed brands.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/15/behind-the-rise-of-native-american-wines/

 

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Liquor Industry News 11-18-19

November 18, 2019

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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11-18-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Ultimate Food and Wine Pairing Guide for the Holidays

25 Gift Ideas for Beer Lovers

How the US-EU tariffs will affect spirits producers

 

How and When to Pay Attention to Wine Vintages

Growing conditions may be “nasty” or “challenging,” but that doesn’t mean the resulting wines are inherently poor.

a lot of wine bottles put in crates for classified to display in a wine retail shop

https://fortune.com/longform/wine-vintages-guide/

 

Holiday Tips

Pairing tips for the holiday season

https://www.raleys.com/be-inspired/holiday-tips-from-our-wine-legend/

 

The Six Cocktails You Need to Know to Understand All Cocktails Ever

To be an expert bartender you only need to know six classic cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-important-cocktails-recipe-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f19318fd7d-NOV_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f19318fd7d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f19318fd7d-38937345&mc_cid=f19318fd7d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Kentucky Now Has More Barrels of Bourbon Than People

Hard to believe, especially with Kentucky’s last census estimating there are 4.5 million people living in the state.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/kentucky-more-bourbon-than-people/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f19318fd7d-NOV_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f19318fd7d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f19318fd7d-38937345&mc_cid=f19318fd7d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

YELLOW TAIL LAUNCHES LOWER ABV WINE RANGE

The Yellow Tail Pure Bright range has launched in the UK with a Pinot Grigio,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/yellow-tail-launches-lower-abv-wine-range/

 

Is Wine Drunk Different From Beer Drunk Or Liquor Drunk?

The active ingredient, whether it’s beer, wine or spirits, is the same.

https://www.bustle.com/p/is-wine-drunk-different-from-beer-drunk-liquor-drunk-19271170

 

11 Snobby Myths About Wine

For those of you who still consider these sins unforgivable, it’s time to rethink the “rules” of wine consumption.

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/68828/11-snobby-myths-about-wine

 

These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them.

The devices, found in virtually every police station in the U.S., generate skewed results with alarming frequency, even though they are marketed as precise to the third decimal place.

https://m.sfgate.com/business/article/These-Machines-Can-Put-You-in-Jail-Don-t-Trust-14806232.php

 

A French space startup is launching wine into orbit

But what can we learn about wine in space?

https://qz.com/1656636/a-french-start-up-is-sending-wine-to-space/

56 Best Wine Books of All Time

As featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc – BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on public mentions, recommendations, ratings and sentiment.

https://bookauthority.org/books/best-wine-books

ASBESTOS IN WINE?

Asbestos was commonly used in the beverage industry from the early 1900’s until, at least, the late 1980’s to filter water, juice, soft drinks, beer, and WINE! (Emphasis on was).

https://winespeed.com/blog/2019/11/truly-hard-to-swallow-asbestos-in-wine/

 

The Business of Botanicals: How Your Favorite Gins Get Their Flavor

Without botanicals, gin would ostensibly be vodka

https://vinepair.com/articles/gin-botanicals-nolets-sipsmith/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fcbbd34120-NOV_5_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fcbbd34120-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-fcbbd34120-38937345&mc_cid=fcbbd34120&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How the US-EU tariffs will affect spirits producers

In response to the new measure relating to Airbus, 15 alcohol trade groups sent a letter to the US administration and European Commission calling for an urgent end to the 25% tariffs on EU goods.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/11/how-the-us-eu-tariffs-will-impact-spirits-producers/

 

California’s Top 10 Collectible Wines

Discover the state’s top 10 blue-chip bottles, ranked by the average rate of their six-year appreciation.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/04/californias-top-10-collectible-wines/

 

Wine In Moderation Launches Major Rebranding

Wine in Moderation will continue to support wine professionals to inspire a sustainable culture of wine. With sound scientific evidence and responsible service training professionals will be provided knowledge, skills and tools, to help them understand the benefits of moderate consumption and risks associated with alcohol abuse.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=221974

 

Tasting is a relationship

One thing that we must always remember about wine tasting is that we are not acting as measuring devices.

https://wineanorak.com/2019/11/05/tasting-is-a-relationship/

 

Craft Malt Is About To Change Craft Beer. Are You Ready?

Malt freshly out of the kiln has aroma and flavor that can’t be duplicated by malt that’s generally at least a year old by the time you get it

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kennygould/2019/11/05/craft-malt-is-about-to-change-craft-beer-are-you-ready/#3b1d18eb14c9

 

DIAGEO LAUNCHES FINAL GAME OF THRONES SINGLE MALT WHISKY

Diageo has released the last whisky in its series of spirits inspired by HBO series Game of Thrones.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/diageo-launches-final-game-of-thrones-single-malt-whisky/

MARLBOROUGH TRADEMARKS NEW APPELLATION INTERNATIONALLY

Marlborough winemakers have trademarked the new Appellation Marlborough Wine (AMW) certificate in key international markets in a bid to protect Marlborough’s reputation in global markets.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/marlborough-trademarks-new-appellation-internationally/

WHAT DOES “HANDMADE” OR “HANDCRAFTED” ON A LIQUOR BOTTLE MEAN?

Absolutely nothing. That’s right.

https://vinepair.com/articles/handmade-liquor-titos/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=370b87d4d6-NOV_6_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-370b87d4d6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-370b87d4d6-38937345&mc_cid=370b87d4d6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

5 Facts That May Surprise You About Cakebread Cellars

Cakebread Cellars has long been celebrated as a classic and pioneering Napa Valley producer, but there’s more to the winery than the renowned Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons that its reputation has been built on.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/5-facts-that-may-surprise-you-about-cakebread-cellars/?utm_campaign=Buyer%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=78985312&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8ASklaV0oQvj8R0VxIwqafQppINbqJQPvqJoni3pGNAHiPXhsJfB4FNhyJPLzz3SX8HWi-x7n9ixCorQg2-aP9yAZlfdXvgCfIVI36uHuiEyGNoMc&_hsmi=78991854

How Stalin and the Soviet Union Created a Champagne for the Working Class

In 1936, the Party suddenly switched from denouncing bubbly to mass producing it.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/champagne-in-soviet-union

This is the most popular wine in America

For most Americans, the varietal isn’t the most important thing when it comes to choosing wine.

https://today.yougov.com/topics/food/articles-reports/2019/11/05/most-popular-best-wine-poll-survey

 

How Anyone Can Become a Sommelier

Many of the same tricks and tips that pros use can help you on your journey, and not all involve expensive wine classes.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/05/sommelier-school-tips/

 

Wine corks vs. screw caps: Which one is better?

Natural corks cause noticeable flavor problems in 2% to 5% of the bottles they seal.

https://www.inquirer.com/food/drink/corks-vs-screw-caps-new-zealand-australia-20191105.html

Get to Know Gamay Beyond Beaujolais Nouveau

For generations, Gamay Noir was synonymous with Beaujolais, the French region north of Lyon that sits between the Rhône and Burgundy.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/05/gamay-beyond-beaujolais-nouveau/

What Does Wine Made From Some Of The World’s Oldest Grapevines Taste Like?

The winery crafts only three red wines, all from a local strand of Tempranillo called Tinta de Toro

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2019/11/05/what-does-wine-made-from-some-of-the-worlds-oldest-grapevines-taste-like/#5f3638503f73

25 Gift Ideas for Beer Lovers

Buying a gift for the beer lover in your life isn’t quiet as intimidating as you may think.

https://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/a19539268/22-gift-ideas-for-beer-lovers/

CAVA DO SHIFTS TO ORGANIC RULES

Reserva Cava wines will have to be organic under new production rules proposed by the Cava DO.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/cava-do-shifts-to-organic-rules/

WHAT CAN MCDONALD’S TEACH THE WINE INDUSTRY?

With its global reach, marketing might and proven track record of innovation could burger chain superpower McDonald’s have any lessons for the wine trade?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/what-can-mcdonalds-teach-the-wine-industry/

The Wine Grape Family Vine [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you love some varieties and abhor others you might be surprised to find out that nearly all of the wines we drink on a regular basis are closely related.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-grape-family-vine-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ee32ffc4bd-NOV_7_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ee32ffc4bd-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ee32ffc4bd-38937345&mc_cid=ee32ffc4bd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How the Wine Industry Is Reckoning With the Impending Effects of California Wildfires

For winemakers in California, a new reality is sinking in. It is the second October in three years in which fires have raged across Sonoma.

https://fortune.com/2019/11/06/california-wildfires-wine-industry-kincade-fire-sonoma/

 

 

We’ve gotten it all wrong about Lodi wine

There are excellent wines being made from Lodi grapes in Lodi by Lodi natives — and yet too often we exclude those wines from the conversation.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/We-ve-gotten-it-all-wrong-about-Lodi-wine-14815044.php

 

Nizza DOCG: The New Quality Region for Barbera Wine?

Piedmont is a large region in Northwest Italy that can be translated to “foot of the mountain.” This refers to the Alps.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2019/11/06/nizza-docg-the-new-quality-region-for-barbera-wine/#76963e921416

 

 

The Ultimate Food and Wine Pairing Guide for the Holidays

An easy to follow wine pairing guide broken down by wine type and which foods pair best with that wine! This is a must have for holiday entertaining!

https://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/ultimate-food-and-wine-pairing-guide-for-holidays/

 

 

New Bud Light

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced that it will launch Bud Light Hard Seltzer in the first quarter of next year, marking the brand’s entry into the burgeoning category. The 5% abv seltzers will come in at 100 calories, 2 grams of carbs, and less than 1 gram of sugar per 12-ounce serving. The initial launch will include four flavors—Black Cherry, Lemon Lime, Strawberry, and Mango—available in individual flavor 12-packs, a variety 12-pack, and in 25-ounce single cans. The company is debuting Bud Light Hard Seltzer amid a challenging period for macrobrews. For the first nine months of 2019, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s North America volume dropped by 2.4% to 82.6 million hectoliters, but revenues inched forward 0.7% to $11.9 billion.

 

New AVA Established in Connecticut

Eastern Connecticut Highlands AVA is Connecticut’s third approved wine region

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=221316

The Life of a Beer (Infographic)

The journey of a beer can be long and weary, and the quality depends on every step done right.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-life-of-a-beer-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fa8a162efe-NOV_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fa8a162efe-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-fa8a162efe-38937345&mc_cid=fa8a162efe&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Like It Or Not, There’s A Good Chance Hard Seltzer Will Show Up At Your Home For The Holidays

Proving that alcoholic seltzer has staying power through cold-weather months, flavored malt beverages enjoyed their highest sales growth ever in October, and a full one-third of Millennials say they plan to serve spiked seltzer over the holidays.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2019/11/07/like-it-or-not-hard-seltzer-will-likely-show-up-at-your-home-for-the-holidays/#4335052e4479

7 CONSUMER DRINKS TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2020

Waitrose has released its annual food and drinks trends report for 2019, revealing some seismic shifts in the way we buy alcohol today.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/7-consumer-drinks-trends-to-watch-in-2020/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=34f32ed713-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_08_10_00&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-34f32ed713-64683881

 

 

Willamette Valley Wine Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Often deemed the Burgundy of the New World, the Willamette Valley shares a number of traits with the famous French wine zone.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/willamette-valley-wine-guide/

 

 

Why You Should *Never* Store a Bottle of Wine on Your Kitchen Counter

The worst place is probably on a rack in your kitchen next to the oven.

https://www.thekitchn.com/never-store-wine-in-the-kitchen-22957966

 

 

Quini Debuts Next Generation Wine Tasting App

Quini, the leader in consumer sensory data and technology solutions for the wine industry, today announced Quini 2.0, its next generation wine tasting and rating application.

WE LOVE QUINI!!

https://www.winebusiness.com/vendornews/?go=getVendorNewsArticle&dataid=222130

 

 

Economic Impact of

Massachusetts’

Wine & Spirits Distributors

The three-tier system efficiently moves America’s favorite alcoholic beverage products from producer to

consumer, connecting all corners of the country

See the MA Stats

https://www.wswa.org/data-and-impact/economic-database

HOW TO DRINK GOOD WINE ON A BUDGET

You just need to know what to look for.

http://coveteur.com/2019/11/09/how-to-drink-good-wine-on-budget/

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Liquor Industry News 11-11-19

November 11, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

11-11-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Easiest (and Most Effective!) Ways to Clean Up Red Wine Stains

11 health benefits that have been linked to drinking alcohol in moderation

10 of the Best Celebrity Spirits, Tasted and Ranked

 

AMERICAN WHISKEYS LEAVE ‘UNIQUE’ FINGERPRINTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS

The unique reaction American whiskey undergoes when it is aged could help producers spot illegal fakes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/american-whiskeys-leave-unique-fingerprints-new-study-shows/

 

Wine Cookies

They’re like little round bites of heaven. You have to try making these wine cookies!

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/wine-cookies-vegan/

 

Where There’s A Wine, There’s A Way

A Florida company has found a loophole in the new French wine tariff that’s big enough to drive a truck through.

https://www.npr.org/2019/10/25/773380390/where-theres-a-wine-there-s-a-way

 

We Tried 16 Different Spiked Seltzer Brands And Here Is The Ultimate Winner

Is the Claw really the law?

https://www-buzzfeed-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/kristatorres/best-spiked-seltzer

 

100 years after Prohibition: The strangest drinking laws in all 50 states

Just in case you were thinking about serving a pint to a moose in Alaska.

https://www.sfgate.com/beer/article/prohibition-strangest-alcohol-laws-in-the-us-14560203.php

 

 

What Grows Together, Goes Together: The Food And Wine Of Tuscany

The food and wine culture of Tuscany spans a history that dates back more than 3,000 years, when the Etruscans took advantage of the ideal soil and growing climate in the hills and first planted grapes here

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jessicadupuy/2019/10/25/what-grows-together-goes-together-the-food-and-wine-of-tuscany/#5c1522123e04

 

How did champagne dodge the tariff bullet?

There were some head-scratchers in the wines affected by tariffs. Since not all of the $2.1 billion of wines that the US imported from France last year were included.

https://www.drvino.com/2019/10/25/champagne-wine-tariff/

 

 

Movies Come and Go, but the ‘Sideways’ Effect Seems to Last Forever

Even 15 years later, you can see traces of the movie everywhere.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sideways-effect-california-tourism/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=622c7079a5-OCT_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-622c7079a5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-622c7079a5-38937345&mc_cid=622c7079a5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Maker’s Mark and University of Kentucky to map American oak genome

Bourbon brand Maker’s Mark has partnered with the University of Kentucky to research the DNA of the American white oak tree.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/makers-mark-and-university-of-kentucky-to-map-american-oak-genome/

 

New Vegan Wine Line

Aventura, Florida-based importer Enovation Brands is launching Vegania, a line of vegan wines. The winemaking process for Vegania eschews the use of animal products, substituting vegan alternatives where necessary. Each bottle carries a seal certifying its vegan status. The new label initially offers a Pinot Grigio and a red blend of Frappato and Syrah, both from Sicily and retailing at $13 a bottle. The Enovation Brands portfolio also includes Impact “Hot Prospect” Gemma di Luna, which rose 22% to 85,000 cases last year.

 

This Genius Woman Hacked Her Fridge to Dispense Wine Instead of Water

The post dates back to 2016, but obviously still applies today because wine is timeless,

https://rare.us/rare-humor/wine-water-dispencer/

Why are wineries using wax seals when so many people hate them?

Some love them for their looks. Others hate them for the mess they create. What’s certain is wax seals are sticking around, as shown by the surprising diversity of styles on the market today.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general-marketing-wine-tourism/why-are-wineries-using-wax-seals-when-so-many-people-hate-them

Calvados Is Versatile, Food-Friendly, and Always in Season

In order for a brandy to be legally called Calvados, it must be made in Normandy, a region in northwest France famous for its apple orchards.

https://vinepair.com/articles/calvados-guide-france/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ce10d64e77-OCT_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&mc_cid=ce10d64e77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Exploring the Emerging, Community-Oriented Craft Beer Scene in New Hampshire

For some time, the bulk of its craft beer heritage has been in three states: Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Now, however, a New Hampshire beer scene is emerging.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-craft-beer-new-hampshire-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ce10d64e77-OCT_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&mc_cid=ce10d64e77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Right Knives to Use With Every Type of Cheese (Infographic)

Want to serve a picture-perfect grazing board at your next dinner party? Here’s a handy infographic illustrating all the different cheese knives

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-right-knives-to-use-with-every-type-of-cheese-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ce10d64e77-OCT_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&mc_cid=ce10d64e77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Drew Bledsoe and Josh McDaniels Introduce New Bledsoe-McDaniels Collaboration

Named Bledsoe-McDaniels. The collaboration will focus on Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley and site-specific Walla Walla Valley Syrah

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/10/29/drew-bledsoe-and-josh-mcdaniels-introduce-new-bledsoe-mcdaniels-collaboration?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=e84d8d325c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_29_09_35&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-e84d8d325c-64683881

New Dogfish

Dogfish Head is introducing American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA. Inspired by The Grateful Dead’s album of the same name, American Beauty Hazy Ripple is a 7% abv IPA brewed with spelt. It will be available year-round in six-packs of 12-ounce cans across Dogfish Head’s 45-state network starting in mid-November. Delaware-based Dogfish Head was acquired by Boston Beer earlier this year for $300 million.

3 PROSECCO TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2020

There have been a number of landmark changes in Prosecco’s regulations this year, which are set to shape the kinds of wines coming out of the region in the coming years…

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/3-prosecco-trends-to-look-out-for-in-2020/

At What Temperature Does Wine Spoil?

Let’s explore how temperature affects wine

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/29/temperature-wine-spoil/

Are the ‘Old Vines’ Touted on Your Wine Label Actually All That Old?

So many wine bottles are marketed with the term “old vines.” But what does that really mean? Our wine columnist investigates

https://www.wsj.com/articles/are-the-old-vines-touted-on-your-wine-label-actually-all-that-old-11572368926

The Champagne Myth

Bubbles may feel special, but sparkling wine shouldn’t only be for celebrations

https://www.eater.com/2019/10/29/20936713/champagne-sparkling-wine-bubbles-special-occasion-wine

The Best Low-Carb Wines You Can Drink On The Keto Diet, According To Nutritionists

You CAN definitely enjoy wine while watching your carbs,

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/g29475222/low-carb-wine/

Coors Light, Blue Moon Maker To Cut 500 Jobs, Rebrand Amid Declining Beer Sales

Total beer consumption has declined for five straight years as wine and liquor become more popular

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelsandler/2019/10/30/coors-light-blue-moon-maker-to-cut-500-jobs-rebrand-amid-declining-beer-sales/#20399a8033e9

Vermont, Rhode Island more: Plan a weekend exploring the northeast beer trail

Many great microbreweries have established themselves in vacation-worthy locations within driving distance of Long Island.

https://www.newsday.com/travel/beer-trail-northeast-rhode-island-vermont-1.38010292

Warming cocktails to try this autumn

As the seasons change, so do the world’s cocktail menus. With so many new drinks to try this autumn, SB has rounded up the latest serves worth warming your autumn evenings over.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/top-autumnal-cocktails-to-warm-your-evenings/

Limoncello: time to be taken seriously?

Long seen as a cheap sweet treat for after meals, limoncello is aiming to appeal to a new generation of imbibers and bartenders by highlighting artisanal production and natural ingredients.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/limoncello-time-to-be-taken-seriously/

Basil Hayden’s unveils Bourbon-infused cheese

The special offering, called Pour Me A Slice, is a semi-firm Jersey cow’s milk cheese infused with Basil Hayden’s Bourbon. It is described as being “sweet with a hint of spice”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/basil-haydens-unveils-bourbon-infused-cheese/

 

SPARFLEX LAUNCHES AUGMENTED REALITY SPARKLING WINE FOIL

The project, which was first unveiled last month, allows users to download the SnapPress app and scan the foil on a sparkling wine bottle, with animations appearing on the screen.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/sparflex-launches-augmented-reality-sparkling-wine-foil/

 

COULD MECHANICAL HARVESTERS SHAPE FUTURE OF THE DOURO?

The difficulty for growers in the Douro to find enough seasonal workers to bring in the harvest

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/could-mechanical-harvesters-shape-future-of-the-douro/

 

 

The Rock Has Tequila

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is prepping a Tequila launch for the new year. Johnson’s Teremana Tequila label, founded in partnership with drinks industry veteran Ken Austin, is slated to debut in early 2020. Johnson noted in an Instagram post that Teremana would be a “small-batch, hand-crafted Tequila.” A brand representative declined to provide further detail. Previously, Austin worked with the Productos Finos de Agave S.A. distillery to launch the Avión label, which Pernod Ricard eventually acquired in a two-part deal reportedly worth more than $100 million. Along with mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor, Austin is also a co-founder of the Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey brand, which is distributed by Proximo Spirits.

BABE Becomes Official Wine Sponsor Of The NFL

BABE, a sparkling wine-in-a-can recognized as the most photographed wine on Instagram, is coming to 12 NFL stadiums across the country.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristidosh/2019/10/30/babe-become-official-wine-sponsor-of-the-nfl/#7628d76a324c

8 Things You Should Know About German Wine

Now is the time to get well acquainted with Germany’s other wine regions, and to bring other German grapes,

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-facts-german-wine-guide/

A waiter spilled red wine on her $30K handbag. Now she wants the country club to pay for it.

Hermes bags often are sold for thousands of dollars with the most expensive one currently listed at $13,000 on the Paris-based company’s website.

https://www.nj.com/news/2019/10/a-waiter-spilled-red-wine-on-her-30k-handbag-now-she-wants-the-country-club-to-pay-for-it.html

 

Walmart says “Cheers!” to Adult Beverage now available through Grocery Pickup in 2,000 stores

Customers in 29 states now have a more convenient way to purchase alcoholic beverages through the convenience of Walmart’s Grocery Pickup service

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191030005849/en/%C2%A0Walmart-%20Cheers%21%20-Adult-Beverage-Grocery-Pickup-2000

Kincade Fire’s destructive toll on Sonoma wineries, vintners

The situation remains fluid for the 30-plus wineries and 82 growers in the Alexander Valley.

Map of wineries

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/10/29/kincade-fires-destructive-toll-on-sonoma-wineries-vintners/

15 Drool-Worthy Comfort Food and Wine Pairings

Here are 15 crave-worthy comfort food and wine pairings. Be warned, naps are not included (although, you’ll be tempted!).

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/15-drool-worthy-comfort-food-and-wine-pairings/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

 

Decanting Times! A Handy Guide For Best Practices

Here are some tips and tricks for decanting different types of wines.

https://winefolly.com/review/decanting-times-a-handy-guide-for-best-practices/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

 

10 of the Best Celebrity Spirits, Tasted and Ranked

Nowadays, news of celebrities launching spirits brands is as common as Marvel movies.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-celebrity-spirits-brands-ranked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=119f5b1cb2-NOV_1_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-119f5b1cb2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-119f5b1cb2-38937345&mc_cid=119f5b1cb2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Mezcal subscription service launches in US

Online agave spirits retailer Maguey Melate has launched a bi-monthly mezcal subscription service to give consumers the chance to sample rare expressions that are unavailable elsewhere in the US.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/11/maguey-melate-launches-mezcal-subscription-service/

 

 

Kim Crawford Set to Debut Slim Can Sauvignon Blanc

With the introduction of the 2019 vintage this fall, Kim Crawford will also debut America’s #1 selling Sauvignon Blanc in a slim can format.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=221793

 

 

GLOBAL WINE PRODUCTION DIPS BY 10%

This can be explained mainly by random weather conditions, notably a very cold and rainy spring followed by an extremely hot and dry summer

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/global-wine-production-dips-by-10/

11 health benefits that have been linked to drinking alcohol in moderation

Here are some of the most interesting ways drinking in moderation can benefit you, so long as you consume it safely and responsibly.

https://www.insider.com/drinking-health-benefits-heart-nutrition-2019-10

Deconstructing umami (in wine and food contexts)

You may have heard of it. If not, what is umami and why should you care?

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Deconstructing-umami–in-wine-and-food-contexts-

Champagne Can Be Influenced By Forests As Well As By Vines

Where oak trees grow also impacts the character of wine.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2019/11/01/champagne-can-be-influenced-by-forests-as-well-as-by-vines/#459ad6a67659

How a doctor’s wine hack freed a boy’s tongue stuck in a bottle

An old hack to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew served as inspiration for German doctors tasked with helping a 7-year-old boy whose tongue had become trapped in a glass bottle.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/under-pressure-how-doctor-s-wine-hack-freed-boy-s-n1074111

 

Who needs a cork? Winemaker bottles his bubbly with a cap

So much for popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly. Winemaker Charles Smith, long regarded as one of the industry’s renegades, thinks it’s time to embrace the bottle cap.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-a-sparkling-wine-thats-all-about-the-bottle-cap-2019-11-01

 

How to choose a wine that punches above its price point

Big names don’t always mean best value: some fashionable wines are over-rated, while similar wines at half the price fall under the radar

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/nov/01/how-to-choose-a-wine-that-punches-above-its-price-point

 

Cult wine-themed manga comic Drops of God gets English translation release

A Japanese manga comic which has become a cult phenomenon in Asia and helped to shift case upon case of premium wine has been released in an English translation version.
https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/cult-wine-themed-manga-comic-drops-of-god-gets-english-translation-release-426998/#C37HbCLlUYriYu8d.99

THE 2019 WINE ENTHUSIAST GUIDE TO THANKSGIVING

Wine pairing tips and tasty options for your main course.

Maple Glazed Turkey Dinner

https://www.winemag.com/2019-wine-enthusiast-thanksgiving-guide/

The Proper Way to Hold a Wine Glass

Here’s what you need to know the next time you pour yourself some wine.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/proper-way-hold-wine-glass-210453781.html

Macy’s Is Selling A Wine Advent Calendar Packed With 24 Quarter Bottles

Well, this certainly beats a tiny piece of chocolate every day!

https://www.simplemost.com/macys-has-a-wine-advent-calendar/

OR THIS ONE

Precept Wine Advent Calendar 24×375 ml Cans

https://www.finewineandgoodspirits.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&storeId=10051&productId=2530132&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=&top_category=&urlLangId=-1&variety=&categoryType=Wines&errorViewName=ProductDisplayErrorView

The Easiest (and Most Effective!) Ways to Clean Up Red Wine Stains

It behooves us all to have these stain-cleaning tricks tucked up our sleeves.

https://www.thekitchn.com/remove-red-wine-stains-22949969

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Liquor Industry News 11-04-19

November 4, 2019

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11-04-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A complete guide for wine lovers at Walt Disney World

Stella Artois Releasing Its First Limited-Edition Seasonal Beer

How to Choose a Liquor Store A good liquor store can offer much more than convenience

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE WINE SCHOLAR GUILD’S NEW COURSE ON SPAIN

The program, which took two years to develop, has been designed to become the reference in Spanish wine education for trade professionals and studious oenophiles alike.

GREAT PROGRAM!

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-wine-scholar-guilds-new-course-on-spain/

STRANGE TALES: HITLER AND THE ‘COINTREAU’ BOMB PLOT

Only, the box did not contain two bottles of triple sec but a large amount of plastic explosive and a captured British pencil detonator.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/strange-tales-hitler-and-the-cointreau-bomb-plot/

 

Where Does Altar Wine Come From?

To meet the necessary standards, producers of sacramental altar wines are a select group.

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/the-cup-of-salvation-where-does-altar-wine-come-from

 

 

WHY DO COMPANIES TRADEMARK COCKTAILS? THE TRUTH BEHIND THE COPYRIGHTS.

There are currently four drinks protected under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: the Dark ’n StormyPainkillerSazerac and Hand Grenade

https://www.liquor.com/articles/trademarked-cocktails/#gs.bm2506

 

Does it matter where a wine is bottled?

How would you feel if your Chilean Cabernet was bottled in the north of England or your Californian Chardonnay was poured into a bag-in-box in Copenhagen?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/does-it-matter-where-wine-bottled

The etiquette of wine giving

These guidelines will help you avoid an etiquette faux pas.

https://www.wineinvestment.com/wine-blog/2019/10/the-etiquette-of-wine-giving/

 

 

“Breaking Bad” star launches beer

In the show, actor Dean Norris, who played Hank Schrader, went all out to make this homebrew named, “Schraderbrau,” look like the real thing, and now that’s actually happening.

https://www.wilx.com/content/news/Breaking-Bad-star-launches-beer-563567591.html

 

Buffalo Trace: a brand history

The buffalo on the label represents the independence and spirit of those early Americans who wanted to find a new life for themselves, and who weren’t afraid to explore unchartered territory

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/buffalo-trace-a-brand-history/

 

Absolut and Paper Bottle Co to drive sustainability

The Absolut Company has joined Coca-Cola, Carlsberg and L’Oréal in partnering with Paboco, which was launched in 2015 to research the possibility of a commercially-available paper bottle.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/absolut-and-paper-bottle-company-to-drive-sustainability/

 

NEW BOOK ON ITALIAN WINE QUESTIONS THE IDEA OF ‘INDIGENOUS’ GRAPE VARIETIES

A new book has launched on Amazon charting the history of Italy’s most famous winemaking grapes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/new-book-on-italian-wine-questions-the-idea-of-indigenous-grape-varieties/

 

The Science of Salt in Cocktails

Now bartenders and beverage managers are using salt beyond its once utilitarian function and exploring its myriad varieties—from artisanal salts that exhibit terroir, to flavored salts made by traditional processes or by enterprising new bartenders.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-salt-in-cocktails/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=78337222&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9YgyC7ebOnvh3ImXBx9XRi8UGyjfbNIKpbQFNuMuz9GlMffdMa2ZvT1e8xzskPoQj_kS9FP_Qh_mubFJRHJn2BfJe7lE8GEd-sGKAZKahpEJBkPKo&_hsmi=78337482

 

How to Blind-taste Beer

If you don’t know how a beer tastes, how can you accurately tell your customers about the product?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-to-blind-taste-beer/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=78337222&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9YgyC7ebOnvh3ImXBx9XRi8UGyjfbNIKpbQFNuMuz9GlMffdMa2ZvT1e8xzskPoQj_kS9FP_Qh_mubFJRHJn2BfJe7lE8GEd-sGKAZKahpEJBkPKo&_hsmi=78337482

 

Once you’ve chilled a wine, does it need to stay chilled?

Do temperature fluctuations damage wine?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-once-youve-chilled-a-wine-does-it-need-to-stay-chilled/

 

Can There Be Terroir in Spirits?

Although terroir, a French term defined as representing a sense of place, is a widely accepted concept in the wine world, there’s contention about whether it applies to distilled spirits.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/21/can-there-be-terroir-in-spirits/

 

How to Be A Better Wine Taster, According to Scientists

Not everyone is born with the senses of a super-taster or has the time to gain the extensive wine knowledge of a sommelier

https://www.slsc.org/how-to-be-a-better-wine-taster-according-to-scientists/

 

How Organic Winemakers Are Turning Chianti’s Red Rooster Green

To qualify as organic, winemakers use no chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides on grapes. Vinification relies on the spontaneous fermentation provided by natural yeasts and bacteria, rather than commercial additives, while sulfites are kept to an absolute minimum.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tamarathiessen/2019/10/21/how-organic-winemakers-are-turning-chiantis-red-rooster-green/#2843469b1470

 

 

How to spot a corked wine

The signs of cork taint to look out for, and a brief guide to its origins

https://www.decanter.com/learn/corked-corky-44649/#L6hM1jzDx9LUe1vp.99

M.S. Walker News

Massachusetts-based M.S. Walker has been named the exclusive U.S. importer of Islay Mist. The first offering from the blended Scotch brand is Islay Mist 8-year-old, a blend of whisky from the Laphroaig distillery and Speyside malt aged in Bourbon casks. Featuring a new custom bottle and label, the 40% abv blend is currently rolling out nationally at $26 a 750-ml. Islay Mist also produces Original, Palo Cortado, 10-year-Old, and 12-year-old whiskies.

 

Kansas woman incorporates wine into her exercise routine

https://abc7news.com/society/woman-incorporates-wine-into-exercise-routine/5638006/

 

Martignetti Companies Announces New Digital Marketing Service

New England’s preeminent distributor of wines and spirits is announcing the launch of the industry’s first distributor hosted consumer-level Digital Marketing Service™ (DMS) for its retailer and supplier partners

https://www.winebusiness.com/suppliernews/?go=getSupplierNewsArticle&dataId=221367

 

Malbec Food Pairing Ideas

The pairing secret of Malbec is that it works well with pepper, sage, creamy mushroom sauces, melted cheese, and in particular, blue cheese. YUM!

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/malbec-food-pairing-ideas/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Learn the Trick to Clinking Wine Glasses

What’s the best technique for clinking wine glasses and why is there a wrong way?

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/clinking-wine-glasses/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

PATRÓN BECOMES FIRST BOOZE BRAND YOU CAN ORDER ON INSTAGRAM

The pioneering brand has partnered with social video commerce agency MikMak to allow adult Instagram users in 48 US states to buy bottles of Patrón by swiping up on an advert in Instagram Stories.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/patron-becomes-first-booze-brand-you-can-order-on-instagram/

 

JP CHENET TARGETS YOUNG, FEMALE MILLENIALS WITH NEW INTERNATIONAL VARIETIES

In the Spring the brand embarked on a nationwide marketing campaign featuring tie-ups with strategic fashion and beauty events, including sponsorship of LoneDesignCub.com’s concept store launch party at London Fashion Week and the VIP lounge at the National Wedding Show, while also boosting its Instagram presence to target younger women.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/jp-chenet-targets-young-female-millenials-with-new-international-varieties/

 

New Angels Envy

Bacardi-owned Angel’s Envy has announced the November rollout of its yearly cask strength release. This year’s expression comes in at 61.2% abv, and the bottling was chosen from select barrels of Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels. Just over 14,000 bottles will be available in 26 markets across the U.S. at a suggested price of $200 a 750-ml. bottle. Last year, Angel’s Envy was up 9.3% to 82,000 cases according to Impact Databank.

Meet Crémant, France’s Affordable Sparkling Wine

Crémant is the name used by many French wine regions for sparklers made the same way as Champagne, with the second fermentation in the bottle.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/23/cremant-france-affordable-sparkling-wine/

Cakebread News

Napa Valley winemaker Cakebread Cellars is opening a new visitors center this week at its property on Highway 29. The new facility includes a 10,000-square-foot renovation and 36,000-square-foot addition aimed at immersing guests in the winemaking process. Nine separate tasting rooms are included, all intended for smaller-format tastings, and are grouped into four segments: The Culinary Wing, created for wine and food seminars; Window to the Winery, offering educational tastings within the cellar itself; In the Lab, devoted to technical tastings and workshops; and The Tank Room, geared toward larger groups. Visits are by appointment only, with tastings ranging from $25-$85.

 

 

What is Carbonic Maceration, or Whole-Cluster Fermentation?

Few terms in the wine world will get you labeled a geek more swiftly than “carbonic maceration.” Just the sound of it conjures images of mad scientists and sci-fi superheroes.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/22/carbonic-maceration-whole-cluster-fermentation-101/

 

Why Red Wine May Be Great For Gut Health

You’ve probably heard how great red wine is for its anti-inflammatory properties, cardiovascular benefits and antioxidant properties, but did you know it may actually help your gut health as well?

https://www.askmen.com/food_booze/booze/why-red-wine-may-be-great-for-gut-health.html

A Quick Guide to Understanding Israeli Wine

The Middle-Eastern country of more than nine million people boasts a surprisingly robust wine scene thanks to geographical diversity and a plethora of producers.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/guide-to-israeli-wine/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=548a96c27b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_24_09_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-548a96c27b-64683881

 

 

How to Choose a Liquor Store A good liquor store can offer much more than convenience

Whether you’re stocking your bar for party or looking for the perfect ingredients for a custom cocktail, a quality liquor store can offer you advice and assistance.

https://www.the-messenger.com/news/local/article_c854ad51-4703-5c0e-a4ee-f003148c184b.html

How to Stay Healthy When You Drink for a Living

People who choose a career in wine are not typified by their restraint. The end goal for growers, vitners, vendors, sommeliers, and everyone in between is the sensual pleasure of person who finally tips it into their mouth, but it’s also quite easy for people in the profession to find themselves off-kilter in the pursuit.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/winemakers/rebecca-hopkins-balanced-glass-healthy-travel

The 5 Wines We Should Be Drinking More Of

Top 5 underrated bottles are overachievers when it comes to quality, quaffability and value for money

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-5-wines-we-should-be-drinking-more-of-11571924754

 

What Makes a White Wine Ageworthy?

How often do you seek out an aged white wine?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/24/what-makes-a-white-wine-ageworthy/

 

 

11 Excellent Unconventional Wines to Pair with Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is an ideal opportunity to dabble in unfamiliar terroir.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/unconventional-thanksgiving-wines

LOW CARB WINES

When it comes to a keto diet, not all wines are created equal. Not even close.

https://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/keto-french-onion-meatloaf-low-carb-wines/

Why Does Wine Make Me Sleepier Than Other Drinks?

We don’t have much solid evidence that it does

https://www.bustle.com/p/why-does-wine-make-me-sleepier-than-other-drinks-this-may-explain-it-19263410

Stella Artois Releasing Its First Limited-Edition Seasonal Beer

The beer contains subtle notes of dark chocolate and freshly brewed espresso, but is light-bodied with a crisp, dry finish. It is 5.4% alcohol by volume (ABV).

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilycappiello/2019/10/25/what-do-stella-artois-halloween-and-sleepy-hollow-have-in-common-this/#6e745a496339

What Is Slow Wine? Here’s What You Need to Know

It’s a state of mind, a framework for farming, a holistic perspective.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/slow-wine/

How to be fearless with your wine choices

It’s a thing. Wine fear.

https://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/advice/2019/10/25/how-to-be-fearless-with-your-wine-choices.html

15 Sommelier-Level Moves for Learning About Wine

While mastering it is a lifelong journey, the good news is that starting out can be really fun

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/15-sommelier-level-moves-learning-204651733.html

Wine Labels

Most wines need a Certificate of Label Approval (COLA) from TTB prior to being sold in the marketplace.

The official site

https://www.ttb.gov/labeling/wine-labels

 

A complete guide for wine lovers at Walt Disney World

If you are looking to kick back and relax with a nice glass of wine to unwind a bit, then check out some of these must try Disney wine spots.

https://insidethemagic.net/2019/10/wine-lovers-guide-walt-disney-world-kc1/

 

Early Celts believed wine should be for all

Residues from ceramics found at an archaeological site in Germany suggest that Early Celts from all social classes drank generous quantities of Mediterranean wine long before they started importing drinking vessels from the region.

https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/early-celts-believed-wine-should-be-for-all

Taking direct consumer wine distribution to a new level

Following a similar model to Netflix, HBO and others in the film industry, Wine Access, is now partnering with established winemakers to produce their own exclusive wines.

https://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/taking-direct-consumer-wine-distribution-to-a-new-level/

 

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Even in Napa, there is no ‘Whole Foods’ craze for organic wine. Why?

Michelob Was Really Early to This Whole Marketing ‘Beer as Wellness’ Trend

What You Need to Know About Cognac vs Armagnac

 

How A White Claw Hangover Is Different From A Beer Or Wine Hangover

It turns out there are actually a few reasons your spiked seltzer hangover might feel different than the morning-after malaise you’ve experienced with other drinks.

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-a-white-claw-hangover-is-different-from-a-beer-wine-hangover-19134448

 

Not just a Drink: 5 Reasons Why Wine is Good for a Healthy Lifestyle

Although most people know red wine as a luxury, it also has a ton of health benefits that work wonders for both the rich and the masses.

https://www.latinpost.com/articles/142456/20191013/not-just-a-drink-5-reasons-why-wine-is-good-for-a-healthy-lifestyle.htm

 

Truly Update

  • Boston Beer Co. is rolling out a reformulation of its entire Truly Hard Seltzer line. All 13 flavors have been updated to be more flavorful, with a more fruit-heavy aroma and a crisper finish, according to the company. The revamped flavors will include a note on their packaging reading “Now crisper fresh taste.” Additionally, Truly will launch a variety of lemonade seltzers on New Year’s Day, 2020. The 5% abv additions will be available in variety 12-packs of Original Lemonade, Black Cherry Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, and Mango Lemonade as well as 16- and 24-ounce individual cans of Original Lemonade.

 

Why Craft Brewers Are Turning to Large-Format Cans

Now many craft breweries are going big, packaging robustly flavored IPAs and hop-forward ales in 19.2-, 24-, and 25-ounce cans.

MANY IN STOCK!

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-craft-brewers-are-turning-to-large-format-cans/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=78055812&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–l7d2mvD4eQ6KOO8vXXWXt-J5wpzxGxSu6OqGPclJHNDW5u5XvN8tZGH2FoAEU2wWf4QMPFUZ8_bXueMJZokR060jk9p220NJT9xbG8QVkNku_Lto&_hsmi=78056162

 

Meet Your New Favorite Fall Wine, Lambrusco

Lambrusco is a delicious sparkling Italian wine made from the grapes that share its name.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/beverages/lambrusco

 

12 Wine-Themed Beauty Products That Won’t Give You a Hangover

The beauty world has its own version of glou-glou: easy-to-use wine-inspired products

https://www.marieclaire.com/beauty/g29244923/wine-themed-beauty-makeup-skincare/

 

10 Things You Should Know About Blue Moon

Here are 10 more things you should know about Blue Moon.

https://vinepair.com/articles/blue-moon-beer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=03852b0e7a-OCT_16_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-03852b0e7a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-03852b0e7a-38937345&mc_cid=03852b0e7a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

10 Mouthwatering Desserts To Make With Leftover Wine

Sneak a little leftover wine into one of these desserts to cap off a meal, or snack on one of these treats in the middle of the day.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/10-mouthwatering-desserts-to-make-with-leftover-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=03852b0e7a-OCT_16_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-03852b0e7a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-03852b0e7a-38937345&mc_cid=03852b0e7a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

WHY SOMMELIERS NEED TO LEARN ABOUT NON-ALCOHOLIC ALTERNATIVES TO WINE

Still wine sales have fallen by three million nine-litre cases within the last year. Meanwhile, sales of low ABV alternatives to wine, beer, and spirits have grown rapidly in recent years, although still make up less than 5% of the alcoholic drinks market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/sommeliers-need-to-be-educated-on-low-abv-alternatives-to-wine-and-spirits-say-new-drinks-brands/

 

Why Wine Country isn’t attracting Millennials

Napa Valley, capital of wine tourism in California, pinnacle of New World luxury hooch, has a Millennial problem

https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/Why-Wine-Country-isn-t-attracting-Millennials-14520897.php

 

Discovering the mountain wines of Valle d’Aosta

The Valle d’Aosta is about as extreme as Italian winemaking gets.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/really-high-in-italy-discovering-the-mountain-wines-of-valle-d-aosta

 

The Unknown Volcanic Wines of Pompeii

The city is home to innovative wineries and picturesque vineyards that thrive in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine-regions/italy/pompeii-volcanic-wines

 

What You Need to Know About Sulfites

Sulfites are found in most wines and have attracted much attention, resulting in several myths.

https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2019/10/15/three-myths-about-sulfites-in-wine

 

How to Pair Sweet Wines with Savory Foods

When it comes to enjoying a meal, all food and wine pairings are about balance. “A little bit of sweet makes salty food taste better.

https://guide.michelin.com/us/en/washington/washington-dc/article/features/sweet-wine-pairing-savory-food#

 

Stop, you can’t pop: prosecco Pringles seized in Italy

“identity theft” after hundreds of tubes of prosecco-flavoured Pringles were seized from a supermarket chain in the Veneto region.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/16/stop-you-cant-pop-prosecco-pringles-seized-in-italy

Charles Smith Debuts POPUP Sparkling Wine

Just in Time for the Holidays, Winemaker Charles Smith Debuts POPUP – a Modern, Spirited and Effortless New Sparkling Wine

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=221057

7 Regions Define New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Even though New Zealand (NZ) produces just 1% of the world’s wine, it still reigns as the “Sauvignon Blanc capital of the world.

https://winefolly.com/review/new-zealand-sauvignon-blanc/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

Baileys debuts Red Velvet

Baileys Red Velvet has been created in partnership with the founders of US bakery Georgetown Cupcake,

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/baileys-debuts-red-velvet-liqueur-in-us/

How Herbicides are Developed for Vineyards

Without spending some time in the vineyard, it is hard to understand the day to day challenges growers face when combating agricultural pests.

http://www.academicwino.com/2019/10/herbicide-developed-for-vineyards.html/

 

A Quick Guide to Amphora-Aged Wine

Amphorae have been experiencing a renaissance across the globe and can now be seen in places like the United States and Australia.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/16/a-quick-guide-to-amphora-aged-wine/

 

Why port wine is still made by stomping grapes

It is a very traditional and labor-intensive method, yet it is still the one producing the finest ports. Why is that?

https://www.insider.com/port-wine-made-by-stomping-grapes-douro-portugal-2019-10

 

 

Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About

It might just expose you to your new favorite bottle or producer.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/helpful-wine-terminology-guide/

 

 

All About Natural Wines

Natural wines aren’t like regular wines. Regular wines are made using industrial farming techniques on a massive scale.

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/what-you-need-to-know-about-natural-wine

 

Demeter joined with Salmon-Safe

New partnership to enhance water quality protection and wildlife habitat restoration on Biodynamic farms

https://salmonsafe.org/demeter/

 

Meet Germany’s Three Great Pinots

If you think you know Pinot from Burgundy in France or Pinot Grigio in Italy, prepare to have your eyes opened.

https://vinepair.com/articles/meet-germanys-three-great-pinots-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a8285785be-OCT_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a8285785be-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a8285785be-38937345&mc_cid=a8285785be&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How Championship Teams Get Their Championship Wines

A well-balanced wine in a commemorative bottle could be what you need to toast the championship win for your favorite sports team

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/17/sport-championship-wine-bottles/

 

Ever wondered why your wine is weeping?

For centuries, scientists have pondered the “tears” that form in wine glasses. Now they think they know how it happens.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614479/ever-wondered-why-your-wine-is-weeping-blame-shock-waves/

 

What’s a wine cave? The 5 best underground experiences on the Central Coast

By avoiding artificial cooling, you also avoid drying out the air, which dries out the barrels and leads to unwanted evaporation of wine.

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/living/food-drink/wine-beer/article233181121.html

 

Why It’s Worth Knowing Who Imported Your Wine

Looking to try an unfamiliar wine—with the reassurance that you’re getting a quality bottle? Check the back label for the name of the importer. Here are a few you can trust to offer wines of character

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-its-worth-knowing-who-imported-your-wine-11571329703

 

What You Need to Know About Cognac vs Armagnac

In Western France, the regions of Cognac and Armagnac produce some of the world’s most venerated grape brandies.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/17/cognac-armagnac-guide/

 

5 Wine Trends You Need To Know

Consider these your wine headline cliff notes

https://pasorobleswineries.net/5-wine-trends-you-need-to-know/

 

Sherry is Dying, Pass the Port

Despite rumors of a resurrection, Sherry’s slow but assured demise looks more certain than ever.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/10/sherry-is-dying-pass-the-port

 

Champagne vending machine appears – the start of a trend?

The Lexington Hotel in New York City has become the latest venue to install a Moët & Chandon vending machine.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/news/another-champagne-vending-machine-appears-start-trend

 

NH Employee Fired By Liquor Commission Over Role in Bootlegging Sting Gets $34,000 Settlement

The dispute stems from a transaction made in February 2018, when Boes rang up a series of cash sales for more than $24,000 worth of Hennessy cognac for a customer.

https://www.nhpr.org/post/employee-fired-liquor-commission-over-role-bootlegging-sting-gets-34000-settlement#stream/0

 

 

America’s Favorite Wine Grapes

What do Zinfandel, Riesling, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc all have in common? Well, for a start, none of them even make the top 10 of America’s favorite wine grapes.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/10/americas-favorite-wine-grapes?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=5eafc36a6c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_18_08_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-5eafc36a6c-64683881

 

Bud Light brewer Anheuser-Busch accuses MillerCoors of stealing its beer recipes

Bud Light brewer is accusing its rival of stealing secret recipes for its beers, including Michelob Ultra and Bud Light.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/18/bud-lights-parent-accuses-millercoors-of-stealing-its-beer-recipes.html

 

Why You Should Be Drinking Spanish Wine

Our Vote for the World’s Most Underrated Wine Country? Spain!

https://www.askmen.com/food_booze/booze/why-you-should-be-drinking-spanish-wine.html

 

9 Things You Should Know About Vega Sicilia

Bodegas Vega Sicilia is considered the crown jewel of Spanish wines. Since its founding in 1864, the winery has brought international acclaim to Ribera del Duero

https://vinepair.com/articles/vega-sicilia-spain-wine/

 

Michelob Was Really Early to This Whole Marketing ‘Beer as Wellness’ Trend

When Anheuser-Busch first rolled out Michelob Ultra across the U.S. in 2002, the pitch to the nation’s weight watchers was simple: Sip this beer if you want to ditch carbs.

https://fortune.com/2019/10/19/michelob-beer-wellness-marketing/

 

Dissecting the Double Standard of Wine Moms v. Beer Dads

“Women are often judged too harshly for engaging in certain activities or having certain emotions,”

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dissecting-double-standard-wine-moms-220044943.html

 

Decoding Vintage Champagne: When to Buy What

Purchasing a bottle of vintage Champagne (wine made from grapes harvested in the same year) and only in years deemed worthy by the winemakers can be wrought with confusion.

https://fortune.com/longform/buying-guide-vintage-champagne/

 

Even in Napa, there is no ‘Whole Foods’ craze for organic wine. Why?

Some of the most famous wineries in the world use organically grown grapes, he said, but don’t outwardly advertise that fact.

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/even-in-napa-there-is-no-whole-foods-craze-for/article_14689789-ba28-5726-abd9-3bd024f1e311.html

 

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Liquor Industry News 10-21-19

October 21, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

10-21-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

‘Weed moms’ are the new ‘wine moms’

What’s in Your Wine?

Sam Adams Is Releasing a $200 Beer That’s Illegal in Over a Dozen States

 

 

PUT ‘CHEMGRO’ ON WINES PRODUCED USING PESTICIDES

“Why is it that it is organic that has to be certified; it should be the other way round should, it should state that it is chemgro,”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/put-chemgro-on-wines-produced-using-pesticides/

Sutter Home Winery Inc. Sues New York company for allegedly misusing “Napa Cellars” trademark

Sutter Home Winery Inc. is suing a New York-based wine company for up to $2 million for alleged trademark infringement for misusing the Napa Valley company’s trademark “Napa Cellars,” according to the lawsuit.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=220569

Winery websites at the heart of lawsuits over ADA compliance online

ADA compliance online remains something of a gray area, though, because there are no established standards for how to make a website ADA compliant

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/winery-websites-at-the-heart-of-lawsuits-over-ada-compliance/article_7a4535e3-a8aa-5ac5-ad7e-4ff0c2dd8be3.html

Hey, White Claw fans. You’ve got alcohol all wrong.

Why does alcohol have to be healthy? Why can’t it just be recreational?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/10/04/hey-white-claw-fans-youve-got-alcohol-all-wrong/

‘Alcoholic Tide Pods’: Everyone is very confused about the newest way to drink whisky

That’s right: They’re alcoholic Tide Pods.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Alcoholic-Tide-Pods-Everyone-is-very-confused-14497570.php

5 Must-Have Bottles For A Memorable (And Successful) Wine Tasting Party

You could do a wine tasting party for friends pretty easily. Or you could give it some effort and do a wine tasting party for friends right.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/10/06/5-must-have-bottles-for-a-memorable-and-successful-wine-tasting-party/#2ca3caf72016

Is alcohol RUINING your looks? Expert reveals the tell-tale signs of ‘wine face’

alcohol is a ‘key offender’ into why your face could start to see signs of ageing.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7537771/Expert-reveals-tell-tale-signs-wine-face-including-fine-lines-dry-patches-dullness.html

Ireland’s favorite liquor revealed and it’s not Irish whiskey or gin

Sorry whiskey and gin lovers but it seems that Ireland has a strong penchant for a more unlikely spirit with vodka coming on top as Ireland’s favorite liquor.

https://www.irishcentral.com/news/irelands-favorite-liquor

11 Things You Should Know About Heaven Hill Distillery

The largest family-owned and operated distillery in the U.S. It’s also the second-largest holder of barrels in the world, and one of the country’s largest spirits suppliers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/heaven-hill-distillery/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=93eede6f8c-OCT_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-93eede6f8c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-93eede6f8c-38937345&mc_cid=93eede6f8c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A TV Series Chronicling Anheuser-Busch Family Story Is Coming

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 101 Studios, the studio behind hit cable TV show Yellowstone, is developing the series entitled Under the Influence.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/anheuser-busch-budweiser-series/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=93eede6f8c-OCT_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-93eede6f8c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-93eede6f8c-38937345&mc_cid=93eede6f8c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A Wine Guide to Hawaii, Island by Island

Hawaii also boasts a handful of homegrown wineries.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/07/hawaii-wine-guide-island-by-island/

The three inventions that created the modern wine world

Whenever anyone discusses the history of wine, three men generally go unmentioned

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/three-inventions-created-modern-wine-world

Are Wine Ambassadors Worth the Time and Money?

The role of the ambassador has been expanding in the last 10 years.

https://acevola.blogspot.com/2019/10/are-wine-ambassadors-worth-time-and.html

RIBERA DEL DUERO COUNCIL APPROVES DO STATUS FOR WHITE WINE

315 or so producers across the DO to produce and sell white wines using the DO label on the bottle. Previously, white wine production in Ribera del Duero was limited to one protected geographical indication, Castilla y Leon IGP, and accounted for less than 3% of the region’s wine production.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/ribera-del-duero-council-approves-do-status-for-white-wine/

THIS IS RIOJA’S ‘FIRST’ OFFICIAL SINGLE VINEYARD WINE

Called Canterabuey, it is the first Rioja wine to gain a Viñedo Singular certification.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/spanish-estate-launches-riojas-first-certified-single-vineyard-wine/

How Red Wine is Made

Red wine production requires no cooking or ingredients besides grapes, yeast and, usually, sulfur dioxide as a preservative.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/08/how-red-wine-is-made/

Whiskey Pods Are Tailor-Made for American Drinkers

The pods drew quick comparisons to everything from Jell-O shots to Gushers fruit snacks, in addition to the laundry-detergent capsules that became a meme in 2018 after several dozen teens ate them on YouTube.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/10/scotch-pods/599662/

Sam Adams Is Releasing a $200 Beer That’s Illegal in Over a Dozen States

The brewery describes it as having “a deep, rich, malty smoothness reminiscent of a vintage Port, Cognac, or fine Sherry.”

IN STOCK SOON!

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/sam-adams-utopias-2019

Tanqueray launches Citrus Heart cocktail bitters

La Pietra, of Sub Astor in São Paulo, collaborated with Diageo global cocktailian Lauren Mote to create the Tanqueray No. Ten Tropical Citrus Heart Bitters inspired by ingredients from the Amazon rainforest.