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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW) Podcast Episode 138

November 23, 2020

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Episode 138

Thanksgiving Food And Wine Pairings 2020

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Liquor Industry News 11-23-20

November 23, 2020

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

11-23-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Here’s Which Type of Wine Packaging We Think Is the Most Sustainable

Boston Beer Reformulates Samuel Adams Winter Lager

Whiskey fans can win Jameson Christmas trees

13 Ways to Tell If a Wine Is Actually Really Good

How, then, can the ordinary consumer begin to know which of the many, many wines out there are actually worth buying — and which ones, once they’re bought and tasted, are really worth the money?

https://247wallst.com/special-report/2020/11/08/13-ways-to-tell-if-a-wine-is-actually-really-good-2/

A cardiologist revealed the truth behind red wine’s health benefits

For decades, red wine has been the “healthy” alcohol, set on a pedestal against its contemporaries. But, is red wine actually good for you?

https://news.yahoo.com/cardiologist-revealed-truth-behind-red-204500947.html

Everything You Need to Know About Anise-Flavored Spirits

What is anise? Also called aniseed, it comes from the Pimpinella anisum plant, whose long, stalky stems produce white flowers where the seeds form.

https://www.liquor.com/anise-spirits-5085280

Varietal Vinegars Are on the Rise — Here’s What You Need to Know

A few American producers want consumers to elevate their dishes with varietal vinegars.

https://vinepair.com/articles/rise-of-varietal-vinegars/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5a60ca1c61-NOV_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5a60ca1c61-38937345&mc_cid=5a60ca1c61&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

EU IMPOSES 25% TARIFFS ON US RUM AND VODKA

The EU was granted permission to impose the tariffs by the World Trade Organization (WTO) last month. However it said it was ready to work with the US to settle the dispute once and for all.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/11/eu-imposes-25-tariffs-on-us-rum-and-vodka/

 

TESLA’S $250 TEQUILA SELLS OUT IN HOURS

The project first started out as an April Fool’s Day prank.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/11/teslas-250-tequila-sells-out-in-hours/

 

What’s the Difference Between a Wine Variety and Varietal?

The easiest way to think about these two words is that one, variety, is a noun; and the other, varietal, is an adjective.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-difference-between-a-wine-variety-and-varietal/

 

Beautiful Wine Inspired Gifts!

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Shop early while supplies last! Check out all our gorgeous wine inspired gifts. Each gift ships for just $10.

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GLOBAL ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION TO FALL 8% THIS YEAR

Out of all markets reviewed, only the US and Canada are expected to show volume growth this year, both at over 2%

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/11/global-alcohol-consumption-to-fall-8-this-year/

 

The Countries That Drank the Most American Wine in 2019

It’s clear that the international market, in general, loves California wine, as 95 percent of the bottles exported from the U.S. come from the Golden State.

https://vinepair.com/articles/countries-drank-most-american-wine-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1e5f5c6217-NOV_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1e5f5c6217-38937345&mc_cid=1e5f5c6217&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Will a Biden presidency cut US tariffs on EU wine?

Biden himself is known to be teetotal, yet some in the trade believe a Biden administration could give wine drinkers another reason to cheer, by ending the 25% US import tariff on several European wines imposed in October 2019.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/biden-presidency-us-tariffs-eu-wine-447038/

 

TTB AVA Notices

Wine – Notices of Proposed Rulemaking

https://www.ttb.gov/wine/notices-of-proposed-rulemaking

 

Boston Beer Reformulates Samuel Adams Winter Lager

Samuel Adams celebrates the return of the #1 winter seasonal beer1, Samuel Adams Winter Lager, with a crisper and brighter remixed recipe and new ways to enjoy holiday favorites from home.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/boston-beer-reformulates-samuel-adams-winter-lager

White Claw owner to open $400m plant in 2021

The new facility will provide ‘much-needed’ capacity to keep up with consumer demand in the southern US. Warehousing and distribution operations will also be located on the same site.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/11/white-claw-owner-to-open-400m-plant-in-2021/

Whiskey fans can win Jameson Christmas trees

To win one of seven Jameson whiskey trees, Irish whiskey lovers must explain why they deserve to bring a tree home to share with their friends and family this year in no more than 200 words.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/11/whiskey-fans-can-win-jameson-christmas-trees/

 

Author of one of wine’s most popular books decries wine-scoring system

Although the 100-point scale is used by most major wine publications and myriad critics, Hugh Johnson staunchly believes these numerical ratings are meaningless.

https://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/author-of-one-of-wines-most-popular-books-decries-wine-scoring-system/article_876e381d-8da8-5924-982f-77e0d2b015f3.html

 

Here’s Which Type of Wine Packaging We Think Is the Most Sustainable

Green Matters has analyzed how sustainable each one is, and which is most likely best for the environment.

https://www.greenmatters.com/p/sustainable-wine-packaging

 

Should I be concerned about wine freezing in my car if it’s below freezing outside?

The freezing point of a bottle of wine is about 15° to 20° F, depending on the alcohol content.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-temperature-does-wine-freeze-at

 

HOW MAJOR SOCIAL CAUSES INFLUENCE AMERICAN WINE DRINKERS: BY AGE COHORT

https://www.wineintelligence.com/how-major-social-causes-influence-american-wine-drinkers-by-age-cohort/

 

New Prosecco

1821 Fine Wine and Spirits, the U.S. subsidiary of Italy’s Zonin, is introducing a Prosecco Rosé. Retailing at $16 a 750-ml., in line with Zonin Prosecco DOC Cuveé 1821, the newcomer is made according to the recently released regulations for Prosecco Rosé DOC, which stipulate that at least 85% of the blend be composed of Glera grapes, along with 10%-15% Pinot Noir fermented on the skins. The wine is a Charmat method vintage sparkler rested on the lees for at least 60 days.

 

What to expect when tasting old vine wines

Many vineyard-designate old vine bottlings are, in fact, phenomenal, but not in ways you might expect

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/What-to-look-for-when-tasting-old-vine-wines

 

The Most Comprehensive Wine Lover’s Digital Toolkit

You will have all the essential wine wisdom you need, without the dregs, so you will know how to pick wines and understand exactly what you’re buying.

https://levelupyourwineiq.com/sales-page1589926392789

What to Drink After Your House Burns Down

If ever there were a time I wished I had a fully stocked wine cellar under my feet, this was it.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/a34654274/wines-pandemic-new/

GIFT SETS FOR EVERY OCCASION

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Its that time of year and here are some gift ideas!

All of our gift sets arrive in our luxurious packaging
for the ultimate unboxing experience.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/products/catalog/gift-sets-879

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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

Sounds pretty good these days.

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW) Podcast Episode 137

November 18, 2020

Exploring All Things Wine With You!

Episode 137

Wines History Of Flavor

Wine Traditions

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Liquor Industry News 11-16-20

November 16, 2020

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

11-16-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How One Glass Of Wine Affects Your Body The Next Day

Guinness Releases Its First Holiday Beer Nationwide

The Marshmallow Mule Recipe

How Everclear Became the King of Grain Alcohol

This one brand manages to transcend all others, accounting for over 80 percent of all grain alcohol sales in America, according to data obtained from the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association.

https://vinepair.com/articles/everclear-alcohol-proof-percentage/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bd76de978e-NOV_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bd76de978e-38937345&mc_cid=bd76de978e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Uncorking The Basics Of Wine Insurance

Unfortunately, going without wine insurance could be a costly misstep.

https://www.forbes.com/advisor/homeowners-insurance/wine-insurance/

 

 

DISTILLERY LAUNCHES SMOKED VENISON-FLAVOURED WHISKEY

The distiller sourced the meat from a local farm and smoked it over wood from New Hampshire’s boreal forests. It was used to flavour a three-year-old white wheat whiskey

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/11/distillery-launches-smoked-venison-flavoured-whiskey/

 

Is it possible to visualize wine in terms of shapes, rather than words?

Many wine lovers describe wines in terms of shape, using words like “round,” “angular,” etc.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/is-it-possible-to-visualize-wine-in-terms-of-shapes-rather-than-words

 

Arsenic in Wine: Should You Be Concerned?

Unfortunately, some types of wine may contain unsafe levels of this element.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/arsenic-in-wine

 

White House or Wine House? The U.S. presidents’ favorite wines

From George Washington’s love of Madeira, to Thomas Jefferson’s French adorations, to JFK and Nixon’s respective appreciation of Champagne and Bordeaux, to the later promotion of American wines for state dinners, there’s much to discover on what the most powerful men in the world enjoyed having.

https://www.altiwineexchange.com/news/us-presidents

 

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO MOSCATO WINE

Many people don’t realize that ‘moscato wine’ can be a little misleading, as this generic term can actually mean a lot of different things.

https://www.winecountry.com/blog/moscato-wine/

 

Thanksgiving Wine Sale

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To get heaping helpings of savings for the holiday, shop within our sommelier-selected Thanksgiving Favorites! You’ll receive an extra 10% OFF any bottles (mix & match), or Buy 6+ bottles to receive FREE Ground Shipping too! Use code: SEASONS.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/products/catalog/thanksgiving-favorites-943

 

LOOKING FOR WINE IDEAS FOR MORE SEASONAL OCCASIONS?
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Check out our Holiday Pairing Packs, each featuring three selections that are perfect partners for your upcoming wine-worthy celebrations.
Use code: SEASONS.

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Study links Van Gogh’s delirium to alcohol withdrawal

A pioneering study into Vincent van Gogh’s psychiatric health in the years immediately before his suicide has found that the artist had delirium, in part due to alcohol withdrawal after cutting off his ear and being admitted to hospital.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/nov/03/study-links-van-goghs-bouts-of-delirium-to-alcohol-withdrawal

 

Bacardi taps into at-home cocktails with Twistails pods

While the pods can be purchased separately in packs of six, the Twistails shaker and strainer is needed as the pods are designed to fit on the strainer, which has spikes to pierce the film on the pod.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/11/bacardi-taps-into-at-home-cocktails-with-twistails-pods/

 

The Logo Evolution of American Beer Brands Over Time

While some major brands have stood by their original logos, others have evolved through the years.

https://vinepair.com/articles/american-beer-logo-evolution/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=70dfd7a636-NOV_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-70dfd7a636-38937345&mc_cid=70dfd7a636&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

PINK PROSECCO APPROVED FOR EXPORT

Pink Prosecco was approved for export by the European Union last week, with the Italian government having already backed the sparkler in May.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/11/pink-prosecco-approved-for-export/

6 American Sparkling Wines You Need to Try

Overall, sparkling wine consumption grew more than 56 percent over the past decade in the United States.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-best-american-sparkling-wines/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=70dfd7a636-NOV_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-70dfd7a636-38937345&mc_cid=70dfd7a636&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wine Mix-Ups: More Common Than You Might Think

Local restaurateurs share stories of serving the wrong wines and other expensive mistakes.

https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/eat-and-drink/2020/11/wine-mix-ups

 

What Do ‘Legs’ Mean in Wine?

If you swirl wine in a glass and then set it down for a few seconds, you’ll see a weird thing happen.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/11/03/wine-legs-mean-good/

 

King of Wine Fraud Facing Freedom

He’s back! Rudy Kurniawan gets out of prison this week, so lock up your wine cellars.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/11/king-of-wine-fraud-facing-freedom

 

The Aveine Smart Wine Aerator

A gadget from a French startup that offers variable, instant aeration and a connected app platform for determining just the right amount of aeration that any particular wine you happen to be drinking requires.

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/04/aveines-smart-wine-aerator-is-a-huge-upgrade-for-wine-lovers-and-could-create-some-new-ones-too/

 

Online Occitanie wine school launches

Brush up on your knowledge of wine regions like Picpoul de Pinet, Cahors and more with a new online training program.

https://imbibe.com/news/online-occitanie-wine-school-launches/

http://suddefrance.co.uk/

A BOX CLUB FOR BEER FANS

Each month, we team up with a local brewery, collaborate on a sweet custom shirt design, and then send it to our members with coupons, stickers, a brewery bio, and more!

https://shirtsontap.com/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Ads&utm_campaign=General&fbclid=PAAabts9mO1CQDySsArY46zjR–o-Tbp860DyB8uCofSy4c-ZPARYA5pLbbRU

HOW WILL US ELECTION IMPACT FINE WINE?

Last year the current incumbent of the Oval Office, President Trump, embarked on a trade war with the European Union over subsidies given to Airbus, part of his ‘America First policy’, while the EU hit back pointing to beneficial subsidies the US had given to Boeing.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/11/how-will-us-election-impact-fine-wine/

Wine People vs. Beer People

In the interest of not taking either of these libations too seriously, let’s take a look at 7 differences between wine people and beer people.

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/wine-people-vs-beer-people/?utm_campaign=napa-fires-winemaking-magnum-sale&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

The Marshmallow Mule Recipe

The Marshmallow Mule, a drink that mixes vodka and soda with a rich toasted marshmallow and ginger syrup,

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/the-marshmallow-mule-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=41354167f5-NOV_5_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-41354167f5-38937345&mc_cid=41354167f5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Red Wine Pot Roast Recipe

This is a no-frills dish that’s ideal for any occasion.

https://sweetandsavorymeals.com/red-wine-pot-roast-recipe/

 

How a simple brain training program could help you stay away from alcohol

A new form of brain training can have positive results for people going through detox.

https://theconversation.com/how-a-simple-brain-training-program-could-help-you-stay-away-from-alcohol-148431

 

Do Emerging Wine Regions Need a Signature Variety to Break Out?

Is the key to success really just honing in on a certain grape, or are there other more complex factors at play?

https://vinepair.com/articles/emerging-wine-regions-signature-variety/

 

Guinness Releases Its First Holiday Beer Nationwide

The brewery’s U.S. headquarters is releasing the brand’s first holiday beer this year as the third in what we can expect will become a long line of national offerings

https://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2020/11/05/guinness-releases-its-first-holiday-beer-nationwide/?sh=2f79888a5dc1

 

How One Glass Of Wine Affects Your Body The Next Day

Having a glass of Pinot Noir with dinner can seem like no biggie, but sometimes a hangover is your reward for your moderation anyway.

https://www.bustle.com/wellness/how-one-glass-of-wine-affects-your-body-doctors

 

Delicato files trademark lawsuit against a backpack manufacturer over the name “BOTA”

Delicato alleges that the South San Francisco company, BOTA Backpack, is using a name that is confusingly similar to Delicato’s “BOTA” wine, according to the complaint filed Oct. 30 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=238225

FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS: ART OR SCIENCE?

Is it subjective to a diner’s specific tastes, or are there hard and fast, science-backed rules to be followed?

https://grapecollective.com/articles/food-and-wine-pairings-art-or-science

 

Organic Vs. Biodynamic Wine

While the following is a very simplified overview, we encourage you to dig deeper with our more in-depth discussions of Organic and Biodynamic wine.

https://naturalmerchants.com/organicwines/organic-vs-biodynamic/

12 Things You Should Know About Kim Crawford Wines

The U.S. saw its first bottles of Kim Crawford Wines in 1998, two years after the company’s founding. Since then, it has gained a cult-like following here in the States.

https://vinepair.com/articles/kim-crawford-wine-guide-sauvignon-blanc/

From the Gridiron to the Vineyard

Last year, Woodson launched his new $20 label at his alma mater University of Michigan.

WE HAVE IN STOCK!

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/from-the-gridiron-to-the-vineyard

GIFT SETS FOR EVERY OCCASION

Franklin Wine Club

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Its that time of year and here are some gift ideas!

All of our gift sets arrive in our luxurious packaging
for the ultimate unboxing experience.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/products/catalog/gift-sets-879

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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

Sounds pretty good these days.

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW) Podcast Episode 136

November 11, 2020

Exploring All Things Wine With You!

Episode 136

The Wines To Find Podcast Interview

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Liquor Industry News 11-09-20

November 9, 2020

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

11-09-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

11 Best Wines for Thanksgiving 2020, According to a Sommelier

10 of the Best Seasonal Cocktail Recipes for Fall

How to Make Your Own Spiced Rum at Home

The 25 Most Important American Beers of All Time

Without question, no other type of alcohol has seen more change over the past 150 years than beer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/25-best-american-beers-all-time-important/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=09c06be1e5-OCT_26_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-09c06be1e5-38937345&mc_cid=09c06be1e5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Constellation Adds Napa Valley Cabernet And Carneros Chardonnay To The Prisoner Range

Upscale California wine brand The Prisoner is launching two new wines, a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Carneros Chardonnay. The Cabernet includes small amounts of Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, Petite Sirah, and Charbono and retails at $55 a 750-ml. The Chardonnay is positioned at $40, and includes some Roussanne and Gewürztraminer in its blend.

In addition to the 750-ml. format, the new entries will join the flagship Prisoner red blend in a three-bottle gift pack of 375-mls., which will hit the market in time for the holidays. Constellation acquired The Prisoner from Huneeus Vintners in 2016 for $285 million. The brand sells approximately 200,000 cases in the U.S. annually, according to Impact Databank.

Wine, Covid-19 and the loss of smell

Loss of smell (anosmia) and taste (ageusia) are now officially recognised as symptoms of SARS-CoV-2, the dangerous strain of virus from the coronavirus family that is the cause of Covid-19, the disease.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/general/wine-covid-19-and-loss-smell

The end of the sommelier?

Within a few days of the first reported virus cases, restaurants were shut nationwide, and owners had no idea when, or even if, they would start up again or whether they could afford a full-time sommelier to work the floor when they did

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/end-sommelier

How You Can Spot Fake Wines

Fraudulent activity seems to follow any genre that involves collecting.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/how-to-spot-fake-wines/

Estaan, a natural alternative to sulphite in wine

Wine is the first product in which estaan is used.

https://www.biobasedpress.eu/2020/10/estaan-a-natural-alternative-to-sulphite-in-wine/

As People Drink Less But Better, Low-Alcohol Wines are on the Rise

Having a more balanced glass of wine with food is more palatable than having just that glass on its own,

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/26/low-alcohol-wines-popular/

Korbel Launches New National Advertising Campaign

The Korbel Make It Gold campaign offers an inspirational message that encourages elevating what otherwise might be ordinary moments.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/10/26/korbel-launches-new-national-advertising-campaign

NH Liquor & Wine Outlets Named One Of Top 10 U.S. Retailers

Beating out large, private and national competitors, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) has been named one of the top 10 retailers in the country by Beverage Dynamics,

https://patch.com/new-hampshire/concord-nh/nh-liquor-wine-outlets-named-one-top-10-u-s-retailers

 

Top 25 Brands in Nielsen Channels

The rankings appeared in the Wine Industry Metrics section of the October edition of the Wine Analytics Report.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=237816

5 Myths Surrounding Retailer Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping

Here are five myths about retailer DtC shipping, debunked.

https://www.sovos.com/shipcompliant/blog/2020/10/26/5-myths-surrounding-retailer-direct-to-consumer-wine-shipping/

 

The man who visited every winery in Italy

He is 93 years old, and from the age of 18, his sole goal and activity has been to visit every winery in Italy

https://acevola.blogspot.com/2020/10/the-man-who-visited-every-winery-in.html

 

Best Wine Podcasts 2020

Our Podcast The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Listed On Player.FM Site

https://player.fm/featured/wine

 

The New Bud Light Ugly Sweater Seltzer Flavors, Tasted and Ranked

New line of “Ugly Sweater Seltzers” to help you cozy up as the weather changes. The line includes the brand’s classic Cranberry flavor as well as newcomers: Apple Crisp, Peppermint Pattie, and Gingersnap.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/bud-light-ugly-sweater-seltzers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d27bdfeead-OCT_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d27bdfeead-38937345&mc_cid=d27bdfeead&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

Pairing walnuts and wine? That’s fine

Pairing walnuts and wine is popular in Europe and Southeast Asia.

https://www.recordnet.com/story/lifestyle/food/2020/10/27/walnuts-stockton-lodi-wine-cheese-make-any-culinary-creation-special/6009753002/

 

How to Make Your Own Spiced Rum at Home

Spiced rums provide a connection to the various cultures across the islands, which is one of the most beautiful parts of drinking spirits.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/27/make-best-spiced-rum-home/

 

Is Somebody Stealing Your Wine?

Why do winemakers use a tool to extract wine from a barrel?

https://winehistoryproject.org/wine-thief/

 

Clean Wines: The Truth About Biogenic Amines and Wine

Let’s explore some of the fears around wine additives and sulfites and find out what’s actually giving you a headache.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/clean-wines-the-truth-about-biogenic-amines-and-wine/?utm_campaign=clean-wine-wine-terms&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Kim Crawford Unveils “Illuminate” Range Of Low-Calorie Wines

Constellation Brands is looking to expand the consumption occasions for its New Zealand-based Kim Crawford wine brand with a new lower-calorie line of wines called Illuminate. The new range initially will include Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé offerings retailing at $18 a 750-ml. The Illuminate wines, which are at 7% abv and have 70 calories a glass, use “spinning cone” technology to reduce the alcohol from a portion of the base wine without impacting its aromas or flavor profile, according to the company.

Kim Crawford Illuminate is getting a soft launch this fall, ahead of a wider rollout next March. Winemaker Anthony Walkenhorst tells SND the new products are geared toward “health and wellness-oriented consumers” and “sessionable” daytime drinking occasions like brunch or back yard parties in which light beer and seltzer have held sway.

According to Impact Databank, Kim Crawford is the sixth-largest imported table wine brand in the U.S., having averaged 15% annual growth over the past decade to reach 1.37 million cases and a retail value of $275 million. With Illuminate, the Kiwi import is looking to fend off the emergent challenge from hard seltzer and raise its profile in the so-called “better for you” drinks category.

 

How do I know if a sparkling wine is fruit-forward vs. yeasty?

Yeasty notes in sparkling wine are either the result of a bubbly that has undergone malolactic conversion (aka “malo” or “ML”) and/or autolysis (the breaking down of dead yeast cells) and lees aging.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-do-i-know-if-a-sparkling-wine-is-fruit-forward-vs-yeasty

 

What’s The Deal With Carbonic Maceration In Wine?

What is carbonic maceration and how can it make a grape such as Tannat, for example, quaffable?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellewilliams/2020/10/29/whats-the-deal-with-carbonic-maceration-in-wine/?sh=1e6e7f277a83

 

Champagne’s Rule-Breaking Winemakers Have a Sweet Secret

The issue has come to a head in the Champagne region recently, when the AOC discovered through an Instagram post that organically farmed, biodynamic eighth-generation producer Lelarge-Pugeot was using honey in the dosage of one of its Champagnes, the Bises.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/29/champagne-honey-dosage/

 

The Natural Wine School

At the Natural Wine School, we have courses that prepare you to meet these new challenges. In fact, our Wine & Wellness Certification is the only training of its type in the industry.

https://www.thewinebuzz.com/the-future-of-wine-is-wellness/

 

Icewine Uncorked: Canada’s frozen gem

Eiswein made its way to Canada in the hands of Germanic immigrants as recently as the early 1970s and, upon realising the local climate’s suitability – warm summers to ripen the grapes and cold winters to freeze the grapes – Icewine had found a new home.

https://winetitles.com.au/icewine-uncorked-canadas-frozen-gem/

 

Does Celebrity Booze Need Its Own App?

Undoubtedly, the genre of celebrity booze is booming

https://punchdrink.com/articles/does-celebrity-booze-need-its-own-app-grapestar/

 

The Wine World Has A Sexual Harassment Problem

One master sommelier, according to these accounts, propositioned at least 15 candidates, sometimes promising professional favors in return for sex.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/29/dining/drinks/court-of-master-sommeliers-sexual-harassment-wine.html

 

 

10 of the Best Seasonal Cocktail Recipes for Fall

Throw on a sweater, grab a blanket, and cozy up with these 10 cocktails from VinePair’s recipe library to get in the spirit of fall.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-fall-cocktail-recipes-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=08f6f7439d-OCT_30_2020_FixedResend&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-08f6f7439d-38937345&mc_cid=08f6f7439d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

12 Things You Should Know About Genesee Brewery

Now part of FIFCO USA, the eighth-largest beer company in the United States, Genesee is keeping things fresh with trendy collaborations and dry-hopped variations of its classic beers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/genesee-brewery-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=08f6f7439d-OCT_30_2020_FixedResend&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-08f6f7439d-38937345&mc_cid=08f6f7439d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Best Beers in America, According to Homebrewers (2020)

For the fourth year in a row, Bell’s Brewery’s Two Hearted Ale secured the top slot.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/the-best-beers-america-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=08f6f7439d-OCT_30_2020_FixedResend&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-08f6f7439d-38937345&mc_cid=08f6f7439d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

11 Best Wines for Thanksgiving 2020, According to a Sommelier

No matter what form your dinner takes, after spending all afternoon in the kitchen to cook up the perfect Thanksgiving feast, you’ll want to highlight all your hard work with fantastic wine pairings,

https://www.prevention.com/food-nutrition/g34520774/best-thanksgiving-wine/

 

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Texas Wine

Unlike many wine regions, where the vineyards are usually located in the same place as the wineries, the majority of Texas wine grapes are grown in the Panhandle.

https://www.texasmonthly.com/food/five-things-you-didnt-know-about-texas-wine/

 

Here are the rules for pairing wine with chocolate

Chocolate and wine can be toe-curlingly good or downright horrendous. But you can nail it every time if you follow the rules. They’re not hard. But they matter.

First: Pair white chocolate with light wine.

Second: Pair dark chocolate with reds with a touch of bitterness.

Third: Pair milk chocolate with saturated, fruit-forward reds.

Fourth: Pair nutty chocolate with wooded wine.

Is It a Good Idea to Serve Canned Wine at Your Wedding?

Canned wines can certainly have a place at your wedding, especially now, in the age of social distancing, when single-serve beverage options are essential in terms of keeping everyone safe.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/good-idea-serve-canned-wine-154151122.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAHGgEpL-98r2q9ENXahr9614FYLoWUYxP4QTY3FnUZtzjXS2bjAqffwSsHt8lKF25eUBNsU6wTj2TC82UxjvYjVmQR2WKeRZfoWIYn-ygZVjFDS3NrSGAM2V8rDqYwLZ_z7Ud91dqFvI9HOzJnXt2hMmA1_kJzRFA-lh5choYDix

 

 

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes and Wine Pairings

Side dishes always present an opportunity for a bit of freestyle fun.

https://www.crateandbarrel.com/the-frame/side-dish-wine-pairings

 

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Pairing Pumpkin with Wine

Seven of the Best Cognac Cocktail Recipes for Fall

Five Tips for Making Holiday Meals More Wine-Friendly

Everything You Need to Know About Scotch Highball Variations

Even though the highball recipe is nothing more than spirit (traditionally, whisky) combined with soda water, garnished with a lemon peel, there’s an art to achieving the proper balance.

https://vinepair.com/articles/everything-you-need-to-know-about-scotch-highball-variations/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=38a7c8548d-OCT_20_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-38a7c8548d-38937345&mc_cid=38a7c8548d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

California’s fabled wine region is having ‘the most horrible, devastating and catastrophic year’

Napa’s wine region consists of 46,000 acres under cultivation, but with its hotels, restaurants and other tourism-related businesses, it provides an estimated $9.5 billion annually to the local economy and $34 billion nationally, even though its crop production accounts for only about 4% of California’s wine grapes.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/californias-fabled-wine-region-is-having-the-most-horrible-devastating-and-catastrophic-year-11603156838

80% OF NAPA WINERIES ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE 2020 VINTAGE

According to recent figures from Napa Valley Vintners, less than 20 of Napa Valley’s winemaking facilities suffered major damage from the Glass Fire. Keen to move forward, at least 80% of the wineries in the Napa Valley are pushing on the with the production of the 2020 vintage.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/80-of-napa-wineries-are-moving-forward-with-the-2020-vintage/

Two-thirds of US seltzer switching gains come from beer

IRI’s data showed that alcoholic seltzer is now worth $1.8 billion in the United States, seeing growth of 233 per cent in 2018 and 350 per cent last year.

https://www.brewsnews.com.au/2020/10/16/two-thirds-of-us-seltzer-growth-switching-from-beer/

 

STAR TREK COCKTAIL BOOK LAUNCHES

Called Star Trek Cocktails: A Stellar Compendium, the cocktails are divided into themes,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/star-trek-cocktail-book-launches/

 

11 Apple Brandy Cocktail Recipes to Make This Fall

An easy way to get that quintessential fall feeling is mixing up a drink using apple brandy.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-best-apple-brandy-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b6f956e037-OCT_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b6f956e037-38937345&mc_cid=b6f956e037&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Seltzer

Brewing giant Heineken USA has teamed with Arizona Beverages to create Arizona SunRise hard seltzer. The 4.6% abv seltzers will come in four Arizona juice flavors—Lemon, Grapefruit, Mucho Mango, and Cherry Punch—and have 100 calories per 11.5-ounce serving. Arizona SunRise will launch nationally in Q1 2021 in variety 12-packs of 11.5-ounce cans and single serving 19.2-ounce cans.

21 gift ideas for the wine lover in your life

From $8 accessories to items to indulge with, there’s something here for everyone.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/tech/reviewedcom/2020/10/20/21-best-wine-gifts-2020-gift-ideas-wine-lover-your-life/5981886002/

 

 

DIAGEO LAUNCHES ALCOHOL-FREE GUINNESS

It will be available in pubs across Ireland and Great Britain from Spring 2021 and available in more markets throughout the world later in 2021.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/diageo-launches-alcohol-free-guinness/

VILLA MARIA LAUNCHES NZ’S FIRST WINE-BASED SELTZER

he range will be on sale in NZ liquor outlets and select on-premise sites from 26 October, with plans to roll it out internationally from early 2021.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/villa-maria-launches-nzs-first-wine-based-seltzer/

 

Decoding French Wine Classifications

France, there is a governing body called the INAO: the Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité. This branch of the French Ministry of Agriculture ensures quality for wine, cheese, and other food products.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/what-is-aoc-wine/?utm_campaign=aoc-wines-wine-quality-email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

The Ultimate Guide to New Zealand Wine

Vines were planted here in earnest in the mid-1800s, but winemaking only truly took off in the 1970s.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-ultimate-guide-to-new-zealand-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=35df9239c1-OCT_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-35df9239c1-38937345&mc_cid=35df9239c1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Yes, Wine Scores Still Matter

I can’t see how anyone who values knowledge can argue that any form of legitimate information should be stopped.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/21/wine-scores-matter/

 

The Unwritten Rules of Tasting Room Etiquette

We asked wine professionals from around the country to weigh in on the pet peeves they encounter in tasting rooms, and how visitors can sidestep them.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/08/rules-tasting-room-etiquette/

 

Five Tips for Making Holiday Meals More Wine-Friendly

Wine Pairing Tips & Recipes to help bring a taste of Sonoma wine country to your table

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/21/five-tips-for-making-holiday-meals-more-wine-friendly/

 

Quini Expands Wine Sensory Data Market Coverage to Australia

Quini’s market coverage starts with the country’s three largest cities by population, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/10/21/quini-expands-coverage-australia

 

Do dessert wines lose their sweetness with age?

The amount of sugar in a wine doesn’t change as it ages. But the way a wine tastes changes a great deal.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/do-dessert-wines-lose-their-sweetness-with-age

 

A New Wine Map?

Those traditional maps are to a degree misleading if their aim is to capture the geography of wine.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/10/22/a-new-wine-map/

 

Seven of the Best Cognac Cocktail Recipes for Fall

Cognac is the perfect drink to cozy up with at the end of a long day.

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-best-cognac-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0d9bcb4285-OCT_23_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0d9bcb4285-38937345&mc_cid=0d9bcb4285&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Oregon vineyards lose lawsuit against marijuana operation

Two Oregon wine grape growers have failed to convince a state judge their grapes would be harmed by odors from a neighboring marijuana operation.

https://www.capitalpress.com/state/oregon/oregon-vineyards-lose-lawsuit-against-marijuana-operation/article_f6a0f460-13ea-11eb-9105-dbd769ba4767.html

Wine Helps with Cannabis Classification

An AVA-style system is proposed for weed and wine organizations are keen to help – up to a point.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/10/wine-helps-with-cannabis-classification

 

Franklin MA brothers’ new wine import business focuses on down-to-earth wines

What started as a hobby has turned into a life’s passion,

https://franklin.wickedlocal.com/news/20201023/taste-for-wine-franklin-brothers-new-wine-import-business-focuses-on-down-to-earth-wines

 

Snapchat can now scan food and wine labels

Snapchat is adding food and wine labels to its visual search lineup

https://www.engadget.com/snapchat-scan-food-and-wine-labels-130019011.html

How to Scan a Barcode With Snapchat for Wine and Nutrition Info

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-scan-a-barcode-with-snapchat-for-wine-and-nutrit-1845455235

 

You Can Now Get F*ck Covid-19 Wine

Winemaker making a very special F**k Covid-19 wine that we must try

https://www.tyla.com/tasty/news-food-and-drink-you-can-now-get-fck-covid-19-wine-20201022

 

Here’s How to Buy the Best Cheap Wine (That Also Tastes Good)

So how do you choose an inexpensive wine that tastes delicious?

https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/business/pennyhoarder/here-s-how-to-buy-the-best-cheap-wine-that-also-tastes-good/article_c8a5fea8-8f85-528e-b2f4-429a07af163e.html

 

What Makes Great Wine… Great?

Sure, the concepts of the wine’s complexity and depth are elusive. But what if we can characterize what makes wine so enjoyable exactly — with numbers?

https://towardsdatascience.com/what-makes-a-wine-good-ea370601a8e4

 

Do boxed wines contain more preservatives than bottled wines?

Actually, wines in a box age faster than bottled wines.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/do-boxed-wines-contain-more-preservatives-than-bottled-wines

 

Pairing Pumpkin with Wine

Check out these food and wine pairings to get your pumpkin fix!

https://www.dcanterwines.com/blogs/wine-life/oh-my-gourd-pairing-pumpkin-with-wine/

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How to Pair (Great) Wine With McDonald’s

America’s Favorite Drinks Over Time

Five Tips on How to Pair Beer and Food

HERE ARE 12 COVID-ERA WINE CONSUMER TRENDSThe Wine Intelligence report, called Wine Consumer Trends in the Covid-19 Era, was published last week, and highlights a mini-boom for wine since the pandemic struck, although it also warns of dark economic clouds on the horizon.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/here-are-12-covid-era-wine-consumer-trends/

 

8 Essential Bottles to Stock Your Home Bar for Fall

Here are eight essential bottles to build your home bar

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-best-bottles-home-bar-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c144c6c623-OCT_12_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c144c6c623-38937345&mc_cid=c144c6c623&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Pair Wine With Fish and Seafood

Wine can play a key role here, enhancing the flavors of things like fresh blue crab or dishes like cioppino.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/how-to-pair-wine-seafood/

 

A Wine Dispenser for Your Counter

The Boxxle provides a more elegant option than a cardboard box for dispensing wine in bulk, much like decanting that grocery store container of milk into a pitcher.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/12/dining/drinks/boxxle-wine-dispenser.html

 

Why You Should Be Drinking Piedmont’s Barbera d’Asti DOCG Wine

Barbera d’Asti has grown in recognition over the last two decades and it is now a DOCG of its own, giving international renown to its producers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/piedmonts-barbera-dasti-docg-wine-infographic/

 

Why You Should Be Using Fresh Herbs in Your Cocktails

A few basil leaves or sprinkle of thyme can change a dull drink into a delicious one, adding depth of flavor that liqueurs and mixers just can’t compete with.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-herbs-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a30ba3e820-OCT_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a30ba3e820-38937345&mc_cid=a30ba3e820&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Pair (Great) Wine With Food From Trader Joe’s

There’s a reason Trader Joe’s is everyone’s favorite grocery store. Quirky, confusingly cheap, and consistently delicious is a combination that’s hard to beat.

https://www.grubstreet.com/2020/10/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-food-from-trader-joes.html

 

Is It Wine or Something Like Wine?

Chances are what you’re drinking is less like wine, more like a wine beverage

https://shepherdexpress.com/food/eat-drink/is-it-wine-or-something-like-wine/

 

“Fruit Bombs” are Misnamed

So why do we call riper, higher alcohol wines fruit bombs and why do consumers seem to gravitate toward them?

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/10/14/fruit-bombs-are-misnamed/

 

Five Tips on How to Pair Beer and Food

Here are some tips on how to pair the best beer with the right flavor profiles

https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/eat-and-drink/2020/10/beer-food-pairings

 

 

Wine consumption in context – any cancer risk?

What does the scientific evidence say?

https://www.wineinformationcouncil.eu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3340:wine-consumption-in-context-any-cancer-risk&Itemid=640

 

Pennsylvanians Spent Over $50 Million on Barefoot Wine in 2020

Since the beginning of 2020, state-run stores, which stock liquor and wine but not beer, sold over $50 million in Barefoot wine, that super-affordable brand with the foot-shaped logo.

https://philly.eater.com/2020/10/14/21503269/pennsylvania-drinking-habits-barefoot-wine-vodka-whiskey

 

TTB revises labeling rule on gluten-free spirits

As the rule applied to distilled foods, spirits could only use the gluten-free labeling if they were made from ingredients that do not contain gluten, such as grapes, corn or potatoes.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/10/ttb-revises-labelling-rule-on-gluten-free-spirits/

 

2020 Wine Buying Guide

Learn what varieties and regions are known for excellent quality along with a few added examples to get you started.

https://winefolly.com/tips/2020-wine-buying-guide-red-white-and-rose/?utm_campaign=wine-buyers-guide-newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

The History of the Rob Roy Cocktail

If a cocktail is named after someone, that someone probably had very little to do with the actual cocktail’s creation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-history-of-the-rob-roy-cocktail/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b1ec56e920-OCT_15_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b1ec56e920-38937345&mc_cid=b1ec56e920&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

America’s Favorite Drinks Over Time

U.S. drinkers consistently chose beer as their favorite alcoholic beverage

https://vinepair.com/articles/americas-favorite-drinks-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b1ec56e920-OCT_15_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b1ec56e920-38937345&mc_cid=b1ec56e920&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

WINES OF FRANCE

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Certificate Program

The Wines of France certificate leads you on a virtual tour, from grape to glass, of eight important French wine regions.

https://www.ecornell.com/certificates/hospitality-and-foodservice-management/wines-of-france/

Svedka Targets Canned Cocktail Segment With Vodka Sodas

Constellation Brands has extended Svedka with a new range of canned Vodka Soda cocktails. The new offerings, made with real fruit juice and natural flavors, are at 8% abv and come in Strawberry Lemonade, Black Cherry Lime, and Mango Pineapple flavors. They’re rolling out now, retailing at $13 a 4-pack of 12-ounce cans, and $3 an individual can.

The canned cocktail space has been growing rapidly this year, with other key vodka players including Ketel One (Botanical Vodka Spritzes) and Absolut (Vodka Sodas and other cocktails) also launching new entries in the segment.

Svedka’s Vodka Soda launch follows the brand’s spring introduction of Pure Infusions, a line of naturally flavored vodkas made without sugar. The Swedish vodka brand reached 4.55 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank, and has averaged just over 5% annual growth over the last decade.

What’s hitting the shelves? New beverage launches: October

From flavored vodka to French sake, we take a look at some of the new products hitting the shelves around the globe this month.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2020/10/13/New-beverage-launches-October-2020?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=15-Oct-2020

Italian police break up counterfeit wine ring

Italian police have broken up a ring producing counterfeit Sassicaia wine, a variety considered among the finest in the world that sells for hundreds of euros a bottle,

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/15/europe/italy-wine-fakes-intl-scli/index.html

Diving into the Shark Tank Wine Case

The producer of Copa di Vino, the wine product that got him sent away, has not been implicated in any way; it was just the bait for Falcone’s scheme.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/10/diving-into-the-shark-tank-wine-case

Can a wine’s score improve as it favorably ages?

When our reviewers are scoring new releases, they take their experience with how wines age from these retrospective tastings and other research to not only score the wine, but also give their best recommendation for a drink window.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/can-a-wine-s-score-improve-as-it-favorably-ages

Have you ever wanted a wine made in the dark? Now you can…

A 100% Chardonnay, traditional method sparkling wine from Slovenia has been ‘harvested and matured in pitch darkness’.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews-tastings/have-you-ever-wanted-a-wine-made-in-the-dark-now-you-can-445612/

 

Bad taste is killing good wine

The diversity of the wine industry is being crushed by one man’s palate

https://unherd.com/2020/10/is-wine-starting-to-taste-the-same/

The Ultimate Guide To German Wine Regions

Most people don’t often think about German wine, but that’s a mistake that won’t happen again after learning more about German wines and all their distinct flavors.

https://www.wtso.com/blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-german-wine-regions/

 

How to Hack Bubbles Into Any Cocktail

It’s called the Drinkmate, and it’s sure to change your home bartending game forever.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bubbly-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=abfcbefb5b-OCT_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-abfcbefb5b-38937345&mc_cid=abfcbefb5b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The New Vocabulary of Wine

The words we use to talk about wine often say more about us than what’s in the glass. Here, a non-exhaustive guide to determining what kind of wine talker you are—or want to be.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/new-vocabulary-wine-sommelier-tasting-terms/

 

Is wine funny?

When you think about it, wine should be the funniest thing out there. Especially since wine is a social drink, and it has alcohol.

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Is-wine-funny-

Behind The Scenes And Underneath The Screwcaps: Tumultuous Times In The Wine Aisle (Part One)

Topics, as we consider some of the forces influencing the selection and availability of wines in our shops and on our tables at home

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/10/15/behind-the-scenes-and-underneath-the-screwcaps-tumultuous-times-in-the-wine-aisle-part-one/#2532637b544f

Turbulent Conditions Shift The Global Flow, And The Price, Of Wine (Part Two)

How will Shelter In Place practices continue impact the wines we choose on a regular basis?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/10/16/turbulent-conditions-shift-the-global-flow-and-the-price-of-wine-part-two/#4f6ad461fa0e

How to Pair (Great) Wine With McDonald’s

Wine goes with all!

https://www.grubstreet.com/2020/10/book-excerpt-how-to-pair-wine-with-mcdonalds.html

Wine Pairings to Go with Your Favorite TV Shows

Just as there’s a wine for every food, there’s always a perfect bottle for whatever you’re binging on-screen.

https://www.lamag.com/digestblog/wine-pairings-tv-big-macs-burgundy/

 

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