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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Is THIS the secret to getting rid of red wine stains?

A Foolproof Guide to Beer and Cheese Pairing

MACALLAN RELEASES $500 MEN’S LOAFERS

 

AND MORE!

 

How does champagne produce its fizz – without breaking the bottle?

Some fiendishly clever fermenting techniques and a big dose of chemistry, it turns out.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20181217-the-chemistry-that-gives-champagne-its-famous-fizz

 

Study argues that the Bible book of Revelation condemns the use of wine for the Eucharist

A recent study from a United Kingdom-based publication has argued that the last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation, condemns the usage of wine for the Eucharist.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/study-argues-that-the-bible-book-of-revelation-condemns-the-use-of-wine-for-the-eucharist.html

 

The year in beer: US celebrates 2018 craft brewing highlights

With the number of US breweries breaking the 7,000 milestone in October this year, it’s been a big year for small beer. The Brewers Association, the trade association for small and independent US craft brewers, looks back on the 2018 highlights for the industry.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/12/17/The-year-in-beer-US-celebrates-2018-craft-brewing-highlights

Collectors Clamor for Napa’s Cult Wines

What the cult wines have in common is rarity—because they are produced in small quantities—and exclusivity, as these bottles don’t show up in local wine shops. They are sold directly to consumers through mailing lists that often have waits of two years or more.

https://www.barrons.com/articles/collectors-clamor-for-napas-cult-wines-51544882400

Van Duzer Corridor AVA now official

The Van Duzer Corridor AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley has been officially approved by the TTB, the US regulatory body.

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/van-duzer-corridor-ava-now-official?fbclid=IwAR0gVMDjhwc2ZUhg04AY0yFyXdFygq3GQ8c0CGun5wkdbUnfeohH4lSVo7s

 

Prosecco surpasses champagne as No. 1 bubbly

The demand for Italian bubbles is soaring, with record sales of fizz in both the U.S. and UK.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/prosecco-surpasses-champagne-as-no-1-bubbly

 

11 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NEW BELGIUM BREWING

trip to New Belgium in Fort Collins, Col0., is unforgettable for many beer lovers. Founded in 1991, the destination includes a mosaic-clad brewhouse, numerous bars, and a maze-like foeder-filled taproom.

https://vinepair.com/articles/new-belgium-guide-fat-tire/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3018486c67-Dec_18_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3018486c67-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3018486c67-38937345&mc_cid=3018486c67&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

MACALLAN RELEASES $500 MEN’S LOAFERS

The Macallan has partnered with shoe brand Rob McAllan to release a limited edition series of men’s loafers in the US, “inspired” by its ‘Rare Cask’ expression.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/12/macallan-releases-mens-loafers/

 

AUSTRIAN GROUP CALLS FOR RED WINE GRAPE TO LOSE ‘NAZI’ NAME

A group of artists in Austria have launched a campaign for the Zweigelt grape variety to have its name changed from that of the Nazi party member who created it.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/12/austrian-group-calls-for-red-wine-grape-to-lose-nazi-name/

 

How knowing what wines you hate can lead to wines you love

“Drink what you like” is a popular axiom in the wine biz, but what if customers don’t actually know what they like?

https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/wine/sc-food-wine-how-to-find-wines-you-love-20181130-story.html

 

When buying wine online, is it safer to have the wine shipped via ground or air?

Your biggest concern when picking a shipping method is temperature.

https://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/Better-to-Ship-Wine-via-Ground-or-Air-57351

Behind wine brand Kendall-Jackson’s growing direct-to-consumer strategy

Thirty-six-year-old family winery Kendall-Jackson has been selling select wines online at KJ.com since 2004. But with new attribution tools available, it has only recently begun to see a return-on-investment from selling direct-to-consumer.

https://digiday.com/marketing/behind-wine-brand-kendall-jacksons-growing-direct-consumer-strategy/

 

How does the Wine Industry Influence Economic Landscape?

Wine production has been an important part of Western culture for more than 8000 years. And historically, it had significantly impacted both social and economic status of several nations.

https://oracletimes.com/how-does-the-wine-industry-influence-economic-landscape/

 

The Best Wine Bottle Openers for Every Kind of Wine Lover

Because everyone needs a way to open that new bottle of red.

https://www.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/news/2018/12/wine-bottle-openers-gifts

 

The Complete Guide to Vin Santo

We explore the wonderful world of Vin Santo in detail.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/12/the-complete-guide-to-vin-santo-e-part-i

 

BREWER’S ASSOCIATION REMOVES ‘TRADITIONAL’ FROM CRAFT BEER DEFINITION

Since the launch of the BA’s original craft brewer definition in 2006, the craft brewing industry has more than tripled in size and market share, with 7,000 breweries now operating in the US.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/12/brewers-association-removes-traditional-from-craft-beer-definition/

 

Bogle wins 2018 cheap wine poll

It was Bogle’s fourth title in five years, and it took almost half the votes.

We Always Have Bogle In Stock!

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/bogle-wins-2018-cheap-wine-poll/

 

DAOU a beacon of fine wine in Paso Robles

Wines In Stock!

https://www.thecoastnews.com/daou-a-beacon-of-fine-wine-in-paso-robles/

When Wines Witness History:

South Africa’s Old Vines, And What They’ve Seen

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2018/12/19/when-vines-witness-history-south-africas-old-vines-and-what-theyve-seen/#3e9f26a7300d

Portugal’s most planted grape varieties, the top-ten list

Portugal is a wonderful wine country in many ways. Not least because it is unrelentingly focusing on Iberian grape varieties. The only French grape that is included in the top-10 list is Syrah, and it is in the 10th place.

https://www.bkwine.com/news/portugals-planted-grape-varieties-top-ten-list/

Ho w Many States Allow Beer, Wine And Spirits In Grocery Stores

The scourge of “wine teeth,” explained

Here is why you look like a vampire.

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/12/18/18144794/what-causes-wine-teeth-explained

YUENGLING ROLLS OUT 1800S-ERA CANS, BOURBON BARREL-AGED BEER TO MARK 190TH ANNIVERSARY

Beginning this month and continuing through April, Yuengling will release five limited-edition cans of Yuengling Lager, one per month, showcasing how the label design has evolved over time.

Additionally, on January 11, the brewery will release a limited-edition Bourbon Barrel Reserve beer at its Pottsville, Pa. location

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/yuengling-new-cans-bourbon-barrel-aged-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6b7649d6d4-Dec_19_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6b7649d6d4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6b7649d6d4-38937345&mc_cid=6b7649d6d4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

ALL THE TYPES OF TEQUILA, EXPLAINED

Want to learn how to use blanco versus reposado tequila? Or curious about the differences between añejo and extra añejo? Check out our illustrated guide to the styles of tequila.

https://vinepair.com/articles/types-of-tequila-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bcffb75091-Dec_20_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bcffb75091-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-bcffb75091-38937345&mc_cid=bcffb75091&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What You Should Know About Italy’s Cooperative Wines

Today Italy is home to 484 cantine cooperative — an older term is cantine sociali — with 140,700 winegrower members.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/susangordon/2018/12/19/what-you-should-know-about-italys-cooperative-wines/#59500dc4d38a

Your Guilt-Free Guide to Wine

Pour a glass out for yourself and enjoy.

https://www.doctoroz.com/article/your-guilt-free-guide-wine

AB INBEV AND TILRAY TO INVEST $100M IN NON-ALCOHOLIC CANNABIS DRINKS

The world’s largest brewer, AB InBev, and Canadian cannabis company, Tilray, are to invest US$50 million each in a new research partnership to develop a “deeper understanding” of non-alcoholic beverages containing THC and CBD in order to “guide future decisions”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/12/ab-inbev-and-tilray-to-invest-100m-in-non-alcoholic-cannabis-drinks/

Americans like sweet wines, but nobody talks about it. Missed opportunity for wineries, and media?

Americans like sweet wines. Big wine companies know it. East Coast wineries know it.

https://blog.wblakegray.com/2018/12/americans-like-sweet-wines-but-nobody.html

Americans spend about 1/5 of 1% of their annual gifting budgets on wine. Plenty of room to improve.

Zoll Vineyards Opens Winery in Dutton, Virginia

Formally in MA

http://www.areadevelopment.com/newsItems/12-20-2018/zoll-vineyards-gloucester-county-virginia.shtml

A Foolproof Guide to Beer and Cheese Pairing

Foolproof pairings to make sure every cheese plate you serve works harmoniously with the beer you’re pouring and drinking.

https://oct.co/essays/beer-and-cheese-pairing-guide

Your Definitive Guide to Sweet Wines

Popular tastes may skew dry, but sweet wines are some of the most complex bottlings around, representing terroir and tradition as fiercely as any.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/12/20/sweet-wine-basics/

Four New Ways to Make Mulled Wine

Think when you’ve had one mulled wine you’ve had ’em all? Let the wine experts show you how it’s done with upgrades using red, white, rosé and Port wines.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/mulled-wine-red-white-rose-port/

What Did Jesus Drink? A Bethlehem Winery is Embracing Ancient, Indigenous Grapes

Founded by Salesian monks in 1885, Cremisan makes wine using indigenous grapes. Some scholars say these are the wines that it’s most likely Jesus drank.

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-did-jesus-drink-a-bethlehem-winery-is-embracing-ancient-indigenous-grapes/

The Maine Winemakers Utilizing Hybrid Grapes

It’s tough to grow grapes in unpredictable weather, but winemakers in Maine tackle the cold climate with hybrid grapes, co-ferments and gumption.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/12/26/maine-winemakers-hybrid-grapes/

The Wines We Scored 100 Points in 2018

We tasted, reviewed and rated 24,753 wines in 2018. Of those, only 15 achieved our coveted 100-point score. Find out who made the cut

https://www.winemag.com/2018/12/21/100-point-wines-2018/

World’s first smart wine bottle

New flexible computer chip technology from Idaho company American Semiconductor is making it’s way into a place you would not expect it to be, like a wine shop

https://www.ktvb.com/video/news/keeping-it-local-worlds-first-smart-wine-bottle/277-959d28a9-8b7f-411e-851c-aee637a42791

Organic vs. Biodynamic vs. Natural Wine—What’s the Difference?

Interest in organic, biodynamic, and natural wines is at an all-time peak. But what do those terms really mean?

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/natural-wine-explained

The best wines from South Africa

The much maligned South African Pinotage grape is due a renaissance

https://life.spectator.co.uk/2018/12/the-best-wines-from-south-africa/

Toast the new year with a wine for your sign

Match the personality of each sun sign to a wine of similar character.

https://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/advice/2018/12/26/toast-the-new-year-with-a-wine-for-your-sign.html

4 REASONS WHY ABRUZZO IS A REGION TO LOVE

American wine drinkers have a lot to learn about the region.

https://vinepair.com/articles/montepulciano-vini-abruzzo-wine-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ddb431474c-Dec_27_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ddb431474c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ddb431474c-38937345&mc_cid=ddb431474c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DOS EQUIS

What makes Dos Equis so attractive? It’s all about embellishment, a handsome man, and, for those willing to experiment, a dash of citrus salt.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dos-equis-best-mexican-lager/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ddb431474c-Dec_27_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ddb431474c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ddb431474c-38937345&mc_cid=ddb431474c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The story of California Chardonnay

A four-part account of California’s most-planted vine variety.

Part 1

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/the-story-of-california-chardonnay-part-1?fbclid=IwAR2vyHfMLdc8RiqAeb4M00aVJW7_pKpu_DO9c-XAewhfOnSKhSu4A0_CPOg

Part 2

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/the-story-of-california-chardonnay-part-2?fbclid=IwAR0BC2qZlqNm9XYaxbzbrDYnMQ20zRNKJVHpt4Jh5BFCbL47G_PbsfAD1tI

Part 3

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/the-story-of-california-chardonnay-part-3

Part 4

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/the-story-of-california-chardonnay-part-4

Red Wine Tops the List of Alcohols Most Reported as Migraine Trigger

Alcoholic beverages, especially red wine, are recognized by patients with migraine as a trigger, which has a significant impact on alcohol consumption behaviors, according to a new study.

https://www.ajmc.com/newsroom/red-wine-tops-the-list-of-alcohols-most-reported-as-migraine-trigger

 

Reduced Copper Spells Trouble for Champagne

Organic winemakers in Europe have been left aghast at new rules aimed at reducing the use of copper sulfate in the EU, saying it will devastate some producers.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/12/reduced-copper-rules-trouble-champagne

 

Which Wine Varietals Do Americans Prefer in 2018?

Study by Sonoma State University reveals purchasing and drinking habits of the American Wine Consumer

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=207060

 

Four Tips for Finding Wine You’ll Actually Enjoy

How much does good wine cost? Can you judge a wine by its label? How do you become a wine expert yourself?

https://skillet.lifehacker.com/four-tips-for-finding-wine-youll-actually-enjoy-1831237653

 

Are you a label drinker?

Is social media turning us all into ‘label drinkers’?
https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/andrew-jefford-the-label-drinker-is-someone-with-more-money-than-experience-406384/#QIDy7H6CGa5X88IF.99

Seven deadly sins of restaurant wine service

Even a good wine-list can be let down by bad service.

https://www.therealreview.com/2018/12/27/seven-deadly-sins-of-restaurant-wine-service/

Is it Ever OK to Ask For Your Wine Back At the End of a Party?

What would your mother think?

https://www.southernliving.com/culture/should-you-take-wine-back-after-party

How to make your own vermouth from leftover wine

Open bottles of wine left over from Christmas and New Year can be turned into aromatic sweet vermouth

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2018/dec/29/homemade-sweet-vermouth-from-leftover-wine-waste-not

Is THIS the secret to getting rid of red wine stains?

A new hack to banish red wine stains has been revealed – and it’s hiding in your FRIDGE

https://www.heart.co.uk/lifestyle/milk-red-wine-stains/

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