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THE PRICE OF A BEER AT EVERY NFL FOOTBALL STADIUM IN 2018

Do you think towns should ban what sizes of liquor are sold?

The Best Wines for Cooking and How to Use Them

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South Africa Signs Wine Labeling Protocol

The protocol further defines aspects relating to alcohol tolerance, vintage, variety and wine regions.

https://allafrica.com/stories/201810210058.html

Reasons Why Non Wine Consumers Avoid Wine

States With Legal Marijuana Have a Higher Rate of Car Accidents, Study Says

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, said that car accidents reported to police in three states that had legalized marijuana sales—Colorado, Washington, and Oregon—saw 5.2% more accidents than did their neighboring states.

http://fortune.com/2018/10/18/legal-marijuana-car-accidents-study/

A New Wave of Umami Wines Blooms Under Flor

New World winemakers are utilizing the yeast layer to create savory, unfortified wines that reference Old World regions

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/a-new-wave-of-umami-wines-blooms-under-flor/

REAL PROSECCO CAN HAVE A LONGER SHELF LIFE THAN CHAMPAGNE

Prosecco can outlive Champagne was only true for high-quality Prosecco Superiore DOCG

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/real-prosecco-can-have-a-longer-shelf-life-than-champagne-says-sandro-bottega/

This Baja wine region is the Napa Valley of Mexico

Mexico’s wine capital is just an hour south of Tijuana in valleys around Ensenada, and it produces nearly 90 percent of the country’s wines.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/This-Baja-wine-region-is-the-Napa-Valley-of-Mexico-13320939.php

Here’s why you should never put vodka in the freezer, according to the creator of Grey Goose

If the vodka you’re drinking is cheap and low-quality then keeping it at such low temperatures will hide any “aggressive, burning notes,”

https://www.businessinsider.com/why-you-should-never-put-vodka-in-the-freezer-2018-10

The Best Beers to Pair With Snickers, Twix, & Other Halloween Candy

Who knew brown ale paired so well with Snickers?

https://www.fatherly.com/gear/best-beers-pair-halloween-candy/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=baa6c74c19-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-baa6c74c19-36686829

What a 6-pack of beer cost the year you were born

The average change in price paid by consumers over time for goods and services is measured by a figure called the Consumer Price Index. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has tracked the CPI for beer, ale, and other malt beverages since the 1950s.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/beer-cost-every-year-2018-10

CONSTELLATION BRANDS RUMOURED TO BE SELLING OFF US WINE BRANDS

US-based drinks giant Constellation Brands is reported to be considering the sale of some of its US wine brands, having announced a public offering of US$2.15 billion senior notes yesterday in order to help finance its $4 billion investment in cannabis company Canopy Growth.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/constellation-brands-rumoured-to-be-selling-off-us-wine-brands/

SEVEN THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN COMFORT

Born in the Big Easy, and a favorite of rock royalty like Janis Joplin, Southern Comfort is a spirit that wears many hats

https://vinepair.com/articles/southern-comfort-liqueur-whiskey-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d3741c3771-Oct_23_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d3741c3771-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d3741c3771-38937345&mc_cid=d3741c3771&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

White Blends, The Elegant, Great-Value Wines No One Talks About

According to Nielsen data, both domestic and international white blends accounted for just 1.7 percent of U.S. wine sales in 2017.

https://vinepair.com/articles/white-blends-best-wine-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d3741c3771-Oct_23_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d3741c3771-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d3741c3771-38937345&mc_cid=d3741c3771&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Women lack confidence in their knowledge of wine despite knowing as much as men, report finds

The report showed women were more likely than men to have an interest in buying ethical and sustainable wine and were more likely to purchase vintages made by female winemakers when this was brought to their attention.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/24254/Women_lack_confidence_in_their_knowledge_of_wine_despite_knowing_as_much_as_men,_report_finds.html

Wine’s origin might affect acceptable price more than taste study shows

 Taste might have less to do with what consumers are willing to pay for wine than you think.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/wsu-wom102218.php

The powerful allure of drinking wine that’s older than you: why is it so appealing?

There is no other agricultural product that we allow to age so long. Can you imagine slathering your sandwich with 30-year-old mayonnaise?

https://dobianchi.com/2018/10/22/oldest-wine-in-the-world/

West Cork And Castle Island Partner

Ireland’s West Cork Distillers has partnered with Massachusetts brewer Castle Island Brewing Co. on a new limited edition whiskey. Aged up to eight months in barrels that first held West Cork Bourbon Cask Irish Whiskey and later matured Castle Island Imperial Stout, Export Stout Cask Finish is a limited edition blend of 75% grain and 25% malt. 3,900 bottles of the new whiskey are available across the northeastern U.S., retail priced at $30 a 750-ml. Boston-based importer M.S. Walker handles West Cork in the U.S.

 

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PAIRING CHILEAN WINE AND BARBECUE

It’s been said that drinking wine goes best with a good meal. And in Chile, it’s been said that drinking wine goes best with a good meal from the grill.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chile-wine-barbecue-pairing-guide/

Why You Should Drink Great Wine With Bad Halloween Candy

Think Madeira

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/10/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-halloween-candy.html

10 Wine-Infused Treats to Sweeten Your Day

From Merlot-soaked cheese to Chianti salami, Prosecco ice cream and Chandon donuts, here are 10 ways you can have your wine and eat it too.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/23/treats-eat-wine-foods/

“Wine Hair” Is the Best Way for Brunettes to Rock Deep Purple This Fall

Wine hair is officially a thing, people, and it’s making us want to indulge in a glass, like, yesterday.

https://www.allure.com/story/wine-purple-hair-color-trend

Where do you get your beer education?

And there are now plenty of beer bloggers, websites and even apps where one can gather information on new beers, styles, and trends.

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/10/beer_nut_where_do_you_get_your.html

Data shows Boston beer drinkers have an affinity for craft brews

According to stats from alcohol delivery company Drizly, majority of beer sales in Boston come from craft. In fact, Boston has the second highest percentage of beer sales from craft brewers on Drizly’s platform, behind only Seattle.

https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2018/10/24/data-shows-boston-beer-drinkers-have-an-affinity.html

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE LAUNCHES EDIBLE PAINT FOR GIN AND TONIC

Bacardi-owned gin brand Bombay Sapphire has launched an edible blue paint which can be used both to colour glasses and also release flavour in gin and tonics.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/bombay-sapphire-launches-edible-paint-for-gin-and-tonic/

10 AMERICAN WINERIES WITH HAUNTED HISTORIES

Wine and storytelling are often entwined. Winemakers spin yarns about a noble relative who planted the family plot centuries earlier, while sommeliers rave about the magical quality of sea breezes.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-haunted-wineries-ghost-stories/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c202a9eb5f-Oct_25_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c202a9eb5f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c202a9eb5f-38937345&mc_cid=c202a9eb5f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How much a pint of beer costs around the world

If you’re looking to save money on beer while you’re traveling abroad, you might want to avoid some of these cities.

https://www.businessinsider.com/price-of-beer-around-the-world-2018-10

Nine MA Liquor Stores to Appeal License Commission’s ‘nip’ Ban

“The Board’s action in prohibiting the sale of containers of spirits of 100mL or less and imposing a voluntary ban on containers priced below $3 is a modification of the liquor license within state law,” read the complaint.

Do you think towns should ban what sizes of liquor are sold?

http://chelsearecord.com/2018/10/24/nine-liquor-stores-to-appeal-license-commissions-nip-ban/

 

26 new grape varieties identified in Bío Bío

A research project into old vines in southern Chile has identified 26 new varieties, previously unknown in the world, and over 60 ‘uncommon’ varieties growing in Bío Bío.
https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/26-new-grape-varieties-identified-in-bio-bio-403396/#xKtzg9cVoghivMcu.99

Three wine adulterations

This is about the addition of a substance to wine and has nothing to do with extra-marital affairs.

https://www.therealreview.com/2018/10/25/three-wine-adulterations/

Your Guide to Drinking Wine Through the Zombie Apocalypse

The undead are at the gates, but you’re safe inside your cellar. Here’s your guide on which bottles to drink and which to save for bartering.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/24/drinking-wine-zombie-apocalypse/

 

Colour Me Wine From Marks & Spencer Lets You Draw On The Bottle While You Drink It

In an increasingly chaotic world, it’s often the little things that can help you relax — things like coloring in a beautiful design, or spending time with friends, or sipping a nice glass of wine.

https://www.bustle.com/p/colour-me-wine-from-marks-spencer-lets-you-draw-on-the-bottle-while-you-drink-it-12980956

 

A Guide to Finding Affordable Wines for Entertaining

It’s hard to know what to bring to the season’s many gatherings. Here are the W.E. editors go-to affordable bottles that are sure crowd-pleasers.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/25/affordable-wines-for-entertaining/

 

The hidden figures behind the Judgment of Paris

Many retellings of California wine’s most popular myth omit the women who made the Judgment of Paris happen

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/The-hidden-figures-benind-the-Judgment-of-Paris-13333299.php

 

Sopexa’s world trends: which varieties and countries are most in demand

Which country’s wines feature most prominently on global wine lists, what varietals are most in demand, and what trends are likely to emerge in the next two years?

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/sopexa-report-on-what-wines-are-being-sold-in-restaurants-around-the-world/

 

THE RESULTS IN FULL FROM THE MALBEC MASTERS 2018

If you want to know who’s making delicious Malbec right across the price spectrum, then read on – our results will surprise you, especially this year’s top scorer…

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/the-results-in-full-from-the-malbec-masters-2018/

 

You CAN drink away your troubles, study says

Alcohol affects a gene making your brain forget the bad times and only remember the good ones

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6316275/Alcohol-helps-remember-good-times-not-bad-ones-study-says.html

 

A Guide to Southern Oregon Wine

What you need to know about the AVAs, wines, and producers that are propelling this up-and-coming wine region

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/a-guide-to-southern-oregon-wine/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=67007583&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9jqqttwW6rXII-mFw7YKw_mEGQ1mrdcpA0QsBZaxxKYXDmPPyPf5TgbT2OYJAd5bBgqWGF1pJ0A3q1c_Nq983R9W2ghyyPbAjBgdUWa9BAjcS0bBw&_hsmi=67007583

 

66% of wine drinkers find wine descriptions unhelpful in choosing wine. Only 9% rely on critics

 

How to Properly Design a Wine List

When we talk about the design of a wine list, what is it that we’re talking about?

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2018/10/how_to_properly_design_a_wine_.html

 

Just because I’m learning it doesn’t mean I’m stupid

Most introduction to wine books are deeply unsatisfying. Why?

It’s because when people try to take the role of educator, they forget that many of their readers are actually quite smart. In many cases, the educator is dealing with people who are significantly smarter than they are.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/just-because-im-learning-it-doesnt-mean-im-stupid

 

THE PRICE OF A BEER AT EVERY NFL FOOTBALL STADIUM IN 2018

Pats Fans Know it’s a 16oz beer not 20oz

https://vinepair.com/articles/ranked-price-beer-nfl-stadiums-2018/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=c2da38db7d-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-c2da38db7d-36686829

The key to making your wine last longer after it’s open: Just buy a good wine

A strong, healthy wine will not only survive a few days after opening, but might even improve.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/the-key-to-making-your-wine-last-longer-after-its-open-just-buy-a-good-wine/2018/10/25/81b6e4f6-d86a-11e8-a10f-b51546b10756_story.html?utm_term=.61f97092655c

The Best Wines for Cooking and How to Use Them

Never put in your dish what you wouldn’t put in your glass. Here’s your guide to the best styles of wine for cooking, and recipes to get you started.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/best-wines-cooking/

 

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