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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 01-28-20

January 28, 2020

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01-28-20

Liquor Industry News 01-27-20

January 27, 2020

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

01-27-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2020

On 17 January 1920. America was officially “dry”

Does it cost more to be organic?

 

How I taste wines for review at Wine Enthusiast

Unlike some publications or reviewers, there is no screening process for wines prior to being submitted or reviewed at Wine Enthusiast.

https://www.wawinereport.com/2020/01/how-i-taste-wines-for-review-at-wine.html

 

PLAY IT BY TIER: BOURGOGNE’S NEW CLASSIFICATIONS

Changes are afoot in Bourgogne, with a new geographical denomination added to the AOC Bourgogne: Bourgogne Côte d’Or. We examine what this move means for producers and consumers alike.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/play-it-by-tier-bourgognes-new-classifications/

 

The Meaning of Wine Scores

Despite their alleged usefulness as a marketing tool, he finds them fundamentally misleading because they falsely imply the score serves some precise mathematical purpose.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/01/13/the-meaning-of-wine-scores/

 

Heat is a killer

The only way to know if the wine has suffered permanent damage would be to compare it with a bottle of the same wine that hadn’t been affected by heat.

https://www.therealreview.com/2020/01/13/heat-is-a-killer/

 

2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Winners

There were over sixty-five judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluating nearly 6,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries for the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

https://www.sfgate.com/chroniclewinecompetition/article/2020-San-Francisco-Chronicle-Wine-Competition-14965711.php?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=54e19898d4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_13_10_51&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-54e19898d4-64683881

 

Why Americans are drinking less wine for the first time in 25 years

Americans consumed less wine in 2019, ending the consistent rise in consumption since 1994.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/americans-drinking-less-wine-us

 

Tito’s overtakes Smirnoff as top-selling spirit in US

Tito’s grew by more than 20% in volume in 2019. Vodka remains the largest spirit category by volume in the country.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/titos-overtakes-smirnoff-as-top-selling-spirit-in-us/

White Claw Hard Seltzer to open $250m plant

The new “state-of-the-art” White Claw site will be located in Glendale, Arizona, in the US, with construction expected to be completed in “record time”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/white-claw-hard-seltzer-to-open-250m-plant/

ITALY DISMISSES AU$100,000 PLAN TO DEFEND AUSTRALIAN ‘PROSECCO’

The legal specialists have been tasked with investigating “the criteria, evidence and procedure that should be required to establish a geographical indication of wine, as used in trade agreements and legal disputes.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/australian-government-funds-research-into-the-intellectual-property-rights-of-prosecco/

How Long Does Wine Last?

This article covers how long wine lasts, as well as how to tell if your wine has gone bad.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-long-does-wine-last

How to Taste at a Consumer Event

Today more than ever before, producers from the most important wine regions visit different cities in the USA to showcase their wine.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2020/01/13/wine-tasting-101-how-to-taste-at-a-consumer-event/#17d484554c35

 

 

Why Winemaking Is About More Than Making Wine

If you think winemaking is simply about turning juice into booze once a year, you’re dreaming.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/thetravelingwinemaker/

 

WHY WOULD YOU ADD ANTIFREEZE TO WINE?

So whose monumentally stupid idea was this and why did they do it?

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2020/01/why-would-you-add-antifreeze-to-wine/

 

Tips for Identifying Flavors in Wine

The three main ways to identify flavors in wine.

https://www.wtso.com/blog/tips-for-identifying-flavors-in-wine/

 

Six curious facts about smell

It evokes strong emotional reactions, influences sexual attraction and can be used as a sensitive analytical instrument.

https://theconversation.com/six-curious-facts-about-smell-128533

 

How Prohibition changed the way Americans drink, 100 years ago

Moreover, are we drinking any more today than we did before prohibition?

https://theconversation.com/how-prohibition-changed-the-way-americans-drink-100-years-ago-129854

 

 

Did Lead Poisoning Cause Beethoven’s Hearing Loss?

This could be linked to a lead gauntlet he regularly drank from, or to years of drinking cheap wine.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/evaamsen/2020/01/12/did-lead-poisoning-cause-beethovens-hearing-loss/#550240a9272e

 

‘World’s first’ jackfruit-flavored vodka launches

Distilled six times from a mashbill comprising 100% corn, Slapjack is filtered three times before being flavored with natural jackfruit.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/worlds-first-jackfruit-flavoured-vodka-launches/

 

WINE BECOMES ‘MORE INFREQUENT BEVERAGE’

Following news that overall wine consumption has fallen in the US and warnings of an oversupply, market analyst Wine Intelligence reveals this is due to wine becoming a “more infrequent beverage”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/wine-becomes-more-infrequent-beverage/

 

AMERICAN WINE REPORT WARNS OF OVER-SUPPLY AND UNDER-CONSUMPTION

While European winegrowers are still worrying about the real possibility of 100% tariffs on wines shipped to the U.S., American winegrowers have their own domestic concerns about over-production paired with under-consumption.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/american-wine-report-warns-of-over-supply-and-under-consumption/

 

6 Types of Cured Meats, and What to Drink With Them

Six of the most popular types of salumi, plus what to drink with each.

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-to-drink-with-cured-meats/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c9f46a6ecb-JAN_15_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c9f46a6ecb-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c9f46a6ecb-38937345&mc_cid=c9f46a6ecb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New “Which Grape Varietal Are You?” Instagram Filter Release

Head over to Curate & Co.’s Instagram (@CurateandCompany) on your mobile device

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=224675

 

 

Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition became the law of the land

Drinking among teenagers is down. And there are signs that some people are taking alcohol seriously — such as the “Dry January” movement making the rounds on social media.

https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-01-14/americans-drinking-more-prohibition

 

Limiting pesticides in wine

So how can zero pesticide residue wines be made?

https://firstvine.wordpress.com/2020/01/14/limiting-pesticides-in-wine-and-a-little-of-my-skepticism-too/

 

What should the next wine trend be? This expert offers a surprising answer. Sherry.

Sherry offers an extraordinary variety of styles in an unlimited range of flavors

https://www.seattletimes.com/life/food-drink/what-should-the-next-wine-trend-be-this-expert-offers-a-surprising-answer-sherry/

 

How are alchohol-free wine and beer made?

The most common methods of doing this are vacuum distillation and reverse osmosis.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/how-are-alchohol-free-wine-and-beer-made-1.4113339

 

Bottoms up! You can now buy 10 litres of red wine for just $30 – and it has enough to fill 70 GLASSES

Australian liquor retailer BWS is selling 10 litres of red wine for just $30

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-7887531/BWS-selling-10-litres-red-wine-just-30-drop-70-GLASSES.html

Filtered vs Unfiltered Wine: Which is Better?

One big thing happening in the wine industry right now is the trend of unfiltered wine.

https://winefolly.com/review/fining-and-filtered-vs-unfiltered-wine/

BORDEAUX’S ‘FIRST’ WINE WITH AUGMENTED REALITY LABEL UNVEILED

Château Laffitte Carcasset’s new wine, called The Corsair, has been released with a label which, when viewed through an app on a smart phone, appears in augmented reality

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/bordeauxs-first-wine-with-augmented-reality-label-unveiled/

How Private-Label Goods Are Taking Over Retail

It’s not just lower costs and wider margins that are fueling the private-label movement. Retailers are also able to leverage private-label brands to fill voids left behind by third-party suppliers.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/01/15/how-private-label-goods-are-taking-over-retail.aspx

Battle brews once again over alcohol sales in convenience, grocery stores

A battle is once again brewing in Massachusetts over which stores can sell booze

https://turnto10.com/news/local/battle-brews-once-again-over-alcohol-sales-in-convenience-grocery-stores

AFTER PARKER: WINE IN THE ‘AGE OF RE-DISCOVERY’

With Robert Parker officially hanging up his quill last year, Roger Morris asks if predictions about the critical landscape in his absence have come to pass – or if something else has instead.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/wine-in-the-age-of-re-discovery/

Truth in Package Labeling: On a Wine Bottle?

The reality is that many wines contain additives introduced during the winemaking process, including several that remain present in the final product.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/truth-in-package-labeling-on-a-wine-bottle/

Five ways to discover new wines in the new year

Instead of playing it safe this new year, step out of your comfort zone

https://www.news-press.com/story/life/food/2020/01/15/five-ways-discover-new-wines-new-year/4434689002/

 

Here’s What Experts Actually Think About the New Chilled Red Wine Trend

Anything with a lighter body, higher acidity and no oak is nice chilled — varietals like Pinot Noir and Gamay.

Pouring wine; Shutterstock ID 647742124; Purchase Order: N/A

https://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/2149709/chilled-red-wines/

 

The Year Bourbon Went Ballistic

The last year might have been known as the Year of the Pig, but it was whiskey that really brought home the bacon.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/01/the-year-bourbon-went-ballistic

 

Does it cost more to be organic?

It is sometimes said that “certification is expensive so the producer X works organically but does not certify”. That’s not correct.

https://www.bkwine.com/news/does-it-cost-more-to-be-organic/

How to reduce phthalate levels in wine

Tanks and hoses coated with epoxy resin are the two main sources of contamination identified.

https://www.infowine.com/en/news/how_to_reduce_phthalate_levels_in_wine_sc_18359.htm#

 

Conor McGregor’s Proper No. Twelve whiskey joins US delivery platform

The platform will allow Proper No. Twelve to be able to sell and interact with consumers through its website – a first for the brand’s US customers.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/conor-mcgregors-irish-whiskey-joins-us-delivery-platform/

 

On 17 January 1920. America was officially “dry”

Driven by fervent religious beliefs they may have been and somewhat comical even ridiculous as it may appear now, there were also very real problems of abuse and domestic violence being suffered by women as a result of alcohol.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/on-this-day-1920prohibition-begins/

 

7 Health Benefits Of Drinking Prosecco

Researchers have found that the drink has some surprising health benefits.

https://www.proseccolovers.com/2019/04/7-health-benefits-of-drinking-prosecco.html

 

Pabst Brewing Launches New Craft Beer Brand With ‘Seabird IPA’

Captain Pabst’s flagship offering, Seabird IPA, is a 4.5 percent ABV session beer, brewed with Magnum, Citra, Cascade, and Mosaic hops. It will be sold exclusively in Illinois and Wisconsin.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/pabst-craft-beer-brand-ipa/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2a5cd4ad59-JAN_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2a5cd4ad59-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2a5cd4ad59-38937345&mc_cid=2a5cd4ad59&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

Who downs the most red wine? Hint: Not France

Chinese consumers downed 1.865 billion bottles of red wine last year, contributing to a 136 percent rise in consumption over the past five years,

https://www.cnbctv18.com/uncategorized/who-downsmost-red-wine-hint-not-france-21655.htm

Wine People, Meet Your Gut. Gut, Meet Your Wine People

Excessive alcohol consumption is considered by the CDC to be 8+ drinks per week for women and 15+ for men. This excess causes dysbiotic changes in the microbiome and decreases the absorption of zinc, B vitamins and protein – elements that are critical to gut health.

https://abalancedglass.com/30-days-of-discovery/2020/1/16/wine-people-meet-your-gut-gut-meet-your-wine-people

 

 

Who is the wine list for?

How much should diners be expected to know about wine? What happens if a diner doesn’t want to engage with a sommelier

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general/who-wine-list

 

Wine Kaleidoscope

The vast majority of wines on the shelves at larger stores are produced by gigantic producers whose only goal is to produce a standardized product that market research tells them the largest percentage of consumers will like.

https://winecampblog.com/journal/2020/1/16/af9259ol9qfuck9u1hyi20qtjv8qpb

 

Aging Wine: Facts & Feelings

Why does one wine age better than another? How does a given wine evolve over time? And what are the processes governing this transformation?

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/articles/b/kelli-white/posts/aging-wine

 

Why your next bottle of sparkling wine should be from Brazil

Not the first thing that comes to mind. The country is better known for its cachaca — the sugarcane-based alcohol used in caipirinhas — and for its big industrial breweries.

https://www.prestigeonline.com/my/wine-dine/drinks/why-your-next-bottle-of-sparkling-wine-should-be-from-brazil/

Save money and try something new when you explore lesser-known wine regions and labels

Are you looking to up your wine game without draining your bank account?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/save-money-and-try-something-new-when-you-explore-lesser-known-wine-regions-and-labels/2020/01/16/12baee24-37bb-11ea-bf30-ad313e4ec754_story.html

The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2020

Whether you’re able to visit just one or all 10, here are the wine travel destinations that should be on your radar this year.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wine-travel-destinations-2020/

America’s Best-Selling Premium Wines

When it comes to best-selling wines, not surprisingly, cheaper wines head the list.

https://247wallst.com/special-report/2020/01/18/americas-best-selling-premium-wines/

 

The Northern Wine Regions of Spain

Northern Spain has many great wine regions just waiting to be explored and today we’re featuring the regions of Rias Baixas, Navarra and Carinena.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2020/01/northern-wine-regions-of-spain.html?m=1

 

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Liquor Industry News 01-20-20

January 20, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

01-20-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Love Beer? Then You’re Gonna Love These Wines

Is There Beer In Bud Light Seltzer? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

A New Bourbon Finished In The Prisoner Red Wine Barrels

 

JUDGEMENT OF PARIS TO BE RECREATED IN NAPA WITH STEVEN SPURRIER

The event will include a welcome dinner featuring Spurrier’s sparkling wine from England, called Bride Valley Brut Reserve.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/judgement-of-paris-to-be-recreated-in-napa-with-steven-spurrier/

How to effectively communicate winemaker credentials: organic, sustainable, and biodynamic

These terms are often misinterpreted or conflated. In fact, they are all very distinct: both in terms of the processes involved and the objectives producers are seeking to achieve, writes Emilie Steckenborn in this guest article.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2020/01/06/Organic-sustainable-biodynamic-How-to-communicate-wine-credentials-to-consumers

Alcohol Consumers’ Interest In Health And Wellness Will Continue To Increase, Says Nielsen

Nielsen predicts spirit sales will grow the most at liquor stores and other outlets in 2020

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2020/01/05/alcohol-consumers-interest-in-health-and-wellness-will-continue-to-increase-says-nielsen/#7ae97fc67d00

A Primer to Chinese Wine

Wine culture is relatively new in China but in a short period of time it grew to be the 5th largest wine consumer in the world.

https://winefolly.com/review/a-primer-to-chinese-wine-regional-guide-with-maps/

If Our Wine Expert Couldn’t Drink Wine, Here’s What She’d Reach For

Here are a few of my favorite non-alcoholic drinks and how I use them as a sort of “wine substitute.”

https://www.thekitchn.com/non-alcoholic-wine-alternatives-22982247

33 of the Funniest, Craziest, Most Absurd Viral Drinks Stories of the Year (2019)

The headlines were also dominated by weird and wonderful product releases, and, inevitably, one particular brand of hard seltzer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/33-times-you-wont-believe-what-happened-next-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=51c5011e29-JAN_6_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-51c5011e29-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-51c5011e29-38937345&mc_cid=51c5011e29&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Sustainable Wine? Or Just Greenwashing?

So-called sustainable wine regions often allow synthetic pesticides, so just how green are they?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/01/sustainable-wine-or-just-greenwashing

Gen Z – New Wine Consumers?

While many wine marketers have been focusing on selling wine to Millennials, more than 20 million Generation Z consumers have reached legal drinking age since 2016, according to US Census figures.

https://lizthachmw.com/2020/01/03/gen-z-new-wine-consumers/

 

8 Myths about the Sherry Solera System

And boy did I have a lot of things wrong about the solera system used in Sherry!

https://spitbucket.net/2020/01/05/8-myths-about-the-sherry-solera-system-that-even-wine-geeks-believe/

 

How White Wine Affects Your Body, According To Experts

White wine is going to offer some benefits as well, including higher levels of protection for lung tissue

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-white-wine-affects-your-body-according-to-experts-19737966

 

What’s all this talk about ‘yields’?

The yield of a vineyard is usually given in tons per hectare (or acre), or hectolitres per hectare.

https://wineanorak.com/2020/01/03/whats-all-this-talk-about-yields/

 

Green tea instead of Sulphur

A Marlborough winery is attempting to replace sulphur dioxide (SO2) from their organic Sauvignon Blanc with green tea.

https://www.ruralnewsgroup.co.nz/wine-grower/wg-industry/green-tea-instead-of-sulphur-2019

 

11 Things You Should Know About Michelob Ultra

Launched in 2002, it now accounts for 10 percent of Anheuser-Busch’s U.S. business.

https://vinepair.com/articles/michelob-ultra-carbs-calories-abv-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5e0f8d0f98-JAN_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5e0f8d0f98-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5e0f8d0f98-38937345&mc_cid=5e0f8d0f98&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Insanity of Trump’s Wine Tariffs

You might think, “Who cares if the price of European wine goes up? People can just buy domestic wines instead.” And they will. But in the process, the vast industry responsible for importing and selling billions of dollars in wine, whisky and other products from Europe will suffer — especially small businesses with narrow profit margins.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/opinion/wine-tariff-trump.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

 

DIAGEO LOOKS TO US FOR NEXT NON-ALCOHOLIC ‘SPIRIT’ BRAND

Distill Ventures, an incubator for small drinks companies funded by Diageo, has acquired a minority stake in Ritual Zero Proof, founded in Chicago by three best friends Marcus Sakey, GG Sakey and David Crooch in 2019.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/diageo-looks-to-us-for-next-non-alcoholic-spirit-brand/

 

How Hungary produced the ‘world’s most expensive wine’

There’s no denying that good wine comes with a price, but $40,000 seems rather steep.

However, Hungarian winemakers Royal Tokaji say their limited edition Essencia 2008 decanter is worth every cent.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/expensive-wine-hungary/index.html

5 Recipes (with Wine Pairings) to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Some delicious dinner options and great wine pairings to seriously impress your date.

https://www.dallasnews.com/sponsored/2020/01/06/5-recipes-with-wine-pairings-to-celebrate-valentines-day/

The Best Low-Sugar Wines That Are Also Keto-Diet Friendly, According To Nutritionists

Thanks to the keto diet (and the rise of low-carb everything), you might be taking a closer look at the carbs and sugar in that nightly glass of wine you used to consider healthy.

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/a30369326/low-sugar-wine/

4 WINERY SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS I WANT TO SEE IN 2020

How will marketing and social media in the wine industry evolve in 2020?

https://meaghanwebster.com/2020/01/06/4-winery-social-media-trends-i-want-to-see-in-2020/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=1b9b9e2e89-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_07_10_40&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-1b9b9e2e89-64683881

Powers Irish whiskey unveils new bottle design

Irish Distillers has unveiled an updated packaging design for its Powers Irish whiskey range as it seeks to “attract a new generation of drinkers”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/powers-irish-whiskey-unveils-new-bottle-design/

 

What Would 100 Percent Tariffs Mean for You?

The sparkling wine tariff is just one of the trade fights involving European wine and American consumers making news this week. Jan. 13 is the deadline for the public to submit comments to the USTR on the other battle.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-would-100-percent-wine-tariffs-mean-for-you

 

1 in 4 Adults Unaware That Wine Contains Animal Ingredients

Although vegan beers and wine are on the increase, traditional methods to filter beverages often used egg whites, milk protein, and in some cases a form of collagen called isinglass which is obtained from the dried bladders of fish.

https://vegconomist.com/food-and-beverage/1-in-4-adults-unaware-that-wine-contains-animal-ingredients/

 

The U.S. Is the Biggest Importer of Wine From the EU

The United States is by far the largest market for European wine outside the EU.

https://www.statista.com/chart/20412/top-5-non-eu-countries-by-wine-exports-from-the-eu/

 

 

The Beginnings to Understanding Italian Wine

To tackle Italian wine as a whole is a huge undertaking considering Italy has almost 2,000 native varieties

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2020/01/learning-about-italian-wine.html?m=1

 

The Valtellina: Home of Chiavennasca

The Valtellina is a lesser explored wine region tucked into the mountainous landscapes of northern Lombardy near Lake Como with the Alps and Switzerland bordering to the north.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2018/02/valtellina-home-of-chiavennasca.html?m=1

 

The Rock names Mast-Jägermeister Teremana Tequila distributor

Hollywood actor and former wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has signed a global distribution deal with Mast-Jägermeister to launch Teremana Tequila in March.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/the-rock-names-mast-jagermeister-teremana-tequila-distributor/

 

The Secret Meaning Behind Maker’s Mark’s Iconic Label

The true calling card of the iconic whiskey is a very small symbol on the label, one that’s often ignored, but actually carries a lot of significance.

https://vinepair.com/articles/makers-mark-logo-meaning/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ac6ff7a563-JAN_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ac6ff7a563-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ac6ff7a563-38937345&mc_cid=ac6ff7a563&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

SPAIN 2019 HARVEST REPORT REGION BY REGION

It was a warm, dry year for Spain in 2019, with lower than average rainfall, an early summer heatwave for some regions, and very low levels of disease in the vineyards.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/spain-2019-harvest-report-region-by-region/

CAVA DO REACHES ‘HISTORIC’ AGREEMENT OVER PRESTIGE WINES

The Cava DO has unanimously approved a “momentous and unprecedented” plan to strengthen the position of the Spanish sparkling wine in its export markets.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/cava-do-reaches-historic-agreement-over-prestige-wines/

Constellation Brands to spend $40 million to launch Corona hard seltzer in the spring

Corona hard seltzer will come in four flavors: tropical lime, mango, cherry and blackberry lime.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/constellation-brands-to-spend-40-million-to-launch-corona-hard-seltzer-in-the-spring-2020-01-08

Fires Damage Australian Grapes

All face an uncertain 2020 vintage, as the effects of smoke taintand heat on this year’s crop remain unknown.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/08/australia-fires-wine-damages/

Southern Wine & Spirits Files In Support of Total Wine Supreme Court Petition

The nation’s largest alcohol wholesaler joined with the nation’s largest independent alcohol retailer asking the Supreme Court to use the federal antitrust laws to throw out the Connecticut alcohol pricing laws that, among other goals,  protect competition.

https://www.alcohollawreview.com/new-antitrust-lawsuit-filed-in-connecticut/

Researchers Surprised by High Levels of Alcohol Consumption among Cancer Survivors

First-ever large study on drinking habits of cancer survivors–published in JNCCN–finds more than a third exceed moderate drinking levels, one in five engage in binge drinking

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/researchers-surprised-by-high-levels-of-alcohol-consumption-among-cancer-survivors-300983127.html

Is There Really a Cork Crisis?

There’s actually an abundance of the totally sustainable, eco-friendly material. In fact, if you’ve ever traveled to the rural areas of Southern Portugal — where most of the world’s cork oak trees are grown — you’ve seen firsthand that the supposed shortage of the cork supply is indeed a myth.

https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/botany/cork-shortage.htm

Will A ‘Dry January’ Make You Healthier?

While “Dry January” may be simply a model for any lifestyle change, the concept remains interesting.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ninashapiro/2020/01/08/will-a-dry-january-make-you-healthier/#58480ff522de

The untold story of how booze soaked the battlefields of World War II

In some countries, such as France, drinking had been celebrated and encouraged during the interwar years, and consumption surged.

https://taskandpurpose.com/killer-high-war-drugs-excerpt

 

 

NEW BOOK TO EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF WINE AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Called Wine and the White House: A History, the book is divided into three sections. Part one focuses on the evolution of wine in the White House, starting with Thomas Jefferson, who created the first White House cellar, and 19th century social customs.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/new-book-to-explore-the-history-of-wine-at-the-white-house/?unapproved=19416&moderation-hash=a1538df69f80ea5e56f97490c2955d3f#comment-19416

NEW ‘REVERSE MICROWAVE’ GADGET COOLS WINE IN THREE MINUTES

The products was developed in order to rapidly chill white and red wine to “sommelier-recommended temperatures” using “reverse microwave technology”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/new-reverse-microwave-gadget-cools-wine-in-three-minutes/

THE OFFICIAL 2020 WINE VINTAGE CHART

Vintage chart lets you easily check ratings over the past 24 years from every region around the globe.

https://www.winemag.com/2020-wine-vintage-chart/

A Guide to Austrian Wine Varietals

Why should you take notice? Many, many reasons.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/austrian-wine-varietal-guide/

What’s the Most Underrated Whisk(e)y?

To help broaden your whiskey horizons in 2020, VinePair asked bartenders around the U.S. what they consider the most underrated whisk(e)y. Here’s what they recommend picking up.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-most-underrated-whiskey-brands/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=92d3d86028-JAN_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-92d3d86028-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-92d3d86028-38937345&mc_cid=92d3d86028&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Common Vine-Training Systems

While it may not be the most glamorous subject matter, vine-training is an essential topic to understand for students of wine.

https://www.winescholarguild.org/blog/vine-school-part-1-common-vine-training-systems.html?utm_source=newsletter_2778&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blog-vine-school-part-1-common-vine-training-systems

The glyphosate dilemma

It is the herbicide glyphosate, widely known by one of its trade names, Roundup.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/glyphosate-dilemma

Pinot Grigio: From Lady Gaga to a new consorzie delle Venezie

Not all grape varieties are so famous that Lady Gaga writes a song about them, but pinot grigio is

https://www.bkwine.com/features/wine-regions/pinot-grigio-from-lady-gaga-to-a-new-consorzie-delle-venezie/

Smart wine pourer ‘Albicchiere’ gets CES 2020 tech award

A device that claims to pour the perfect glass of wine at the right temperature has received an innovation award at the CES 2020 tech show in Las Vegas.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/albicchiere-wine-pourer-ces-2020-430191/

A defence of industrial wines

By their definition, industrial wines are made in huge volumes by people who never drove a tractor or pruned vines in the dead of winter and who also put bad stuff in their wines

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/defence-industrial-wines

8 Things You Should Know About Gruet Winery

Gruet is credited with putting New Mexico, where its headquarters and vineyards are located, on the wine map.

https://vinepair.com/articles/gruet-winery-brut-guide/

Natty Light is giving free beer to anyone turning 21 in 2020

All you must do is register online to prove you’ve turned 21 this year and your next Natty is on them.

https://www.mlive.com/news/2020/01/natty-light-is-giving-free-beer-to-anyone-turning-21-in-2020.html

A New Bourbon Finished In The Prisoner Red Wine Barrels

New collaboration between the Bardstown Bourbon Company and the Prisoner Wine Company.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevingray/2020/01/10/new-bourbon-finished-prisoner-red-wine-barrels/#791345587382

 

California vintner releases Warhol-inspired bottles

California vintner Dave Phinney, who was behind the top-selling Prisoner wine, has created a new label exploring that connection. Dubbed L’usine — French for “the factory’’ — it pays homage to Warhol’s The Factory, his New York City studio that became a hangout for artists and other creative types.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-andy-warhol-inspired-wine-comes-from-californias-most-coveted-vineyards-2020-01-10

 

Drown Your Patriots Postseason Sorrows at This New Winery Near Gillette Stadium

A unique new business in the town of Walpole. Debevino Winery

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/2020/01/10/debevino-winery-open-gillette-walpole/

 

What Is Weed Wine, How It’s Made, And Which Ones Are Worth Trying

No beverage has escaped an infusion of cannabis — even wine

https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/01/15102326/what-is-weed-wine-how-its-made-and-which-ones-are-worth-trying

 

What Sommeliers Look For While Buying Wines

The sommeliers look for some specific characteristics in the wine brands that they wish to stock up their shelves and restaurants with. K

https://sommelierschoiceawards.com/en/blog/insights-1/what-sommeliers-look-for-while-buying-wines-260.htm

 

 

White Port: A Blend of Varieties Unknown to Many

White port is a blend of several grape varieties authorized and grown in the Douro Valley in Portugal

http://www.grape-experiences.com/2020/01/white-port-blend-varieties-unknown/

 

Is There Beer In Bud Light Seltzer? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Now, Bud Light is getting into the game. And no — there is no beer in Bud Light Seltzer.

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/is-there-beer-in-bud-light-seltzer-heres-everything-you-need-to-know-19784799

 

 

The Most Popular Wines This Christmas

Which wines were the most popular on Wine-Searcher over the holidays? You might be surprised.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/01/the-most-popular-wines-this-christmas

 

Love Beer? Then You’re Gonna Love These Wines

If you’re a beer drinker looking to make the jump from the taproom to the tasting room—or a wine drinker looking to do vice versa—this is the read for you.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/best-wines-for-beer-lovers/

 

Nutritional Facts About Concord Grapes

One of the few fruits native to North America, Concord grapes provide a rich flavor and color to grape juice, jellies and wines, and research shows that the antioxidants in these tiny fruits help to prevent chronic diseases.

https://www.livestrong.com/article/113196-nutritional-concord-grapes/

 

Blown Away By Michigan Wines

Grapes have been growing in Michigan since 1679

https://hudsonvalleywinegoddess.com/blown-away-by-michigan-wines/

 

 

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Are You a Sober Wine Lover? Find a Tea House

Tea may not have the flashiness of wine, but for lovers of the more romantic aspects of wine, it has an abundance to offer.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/are-you-a-sober-wine-lover-find-a-tea-house_3172935.html

 

The French Just Aren’t Quaffing Champagne the Way They Once Did

Even as overseas markets continued their growth, a decade-long slide in domestic demand worsened in 2018, with sales in France falling by 6.5 million bottles.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-29/the-french-just-aren-t-quaffing-champagne-the-way-they-once-did

 

What it means when a wine label says ‘reserve’

On wine labels, the word “reserve” is supposed to be a quality indicator, but whether it has actual significance depends on where the wine comes from.

https://www.inquirer.com/food/drink/understanding-wine-labels-reserve-spain-italy-argentina-20191230.html?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=e199e4181c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_30_10_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-e199e4181c-64683881

 

9 Things You Should Know About Chambord

From its complex production to its chic bottle design, here are nine more things you should know about Chambord.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chambord-raspberry-liqueur-france/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=12008c5d15-DEC_31_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-12008c5d15-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-12008c5d15-38937345&mc_cid=12008c5d15&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Experts Finally Reveal If Tapping a Beer Stops It From Exploding in Your Face

The researchers, in a routine similar to many a Saturday night in our 20s, opened shaken and unshaken beers to determine if tapping on a beer before it’s opened had any effect on the eventual outcome

https://www.mandatory.com/living/1537897-experts-finally-reveal-if-tapping-a-beer-stops-it-from-exploding-in-your-face

 

‘Antiques Roadshow’ Expert Drinks Urine Thinking It’s 150-Year-Old Wine

Inside were these brass pins. The liquid: urine, a tiny bit of alcohol, and one human hair.”

https://wflanews.iheart.com/content/2019-12-30-antiques-roadshow-expert-drinks-urine-thinking-its-150-year-old-wine/

 

10 Most Searched Wines of the Year, Ranked by Traffic

The most sought-after bottles on Winemag.com.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/31/10-top-wine-search/

 

What You Need to Know About Serbian Wine

About 65% of what’s planted are white grapes, the rest red

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

 

Get to Know Trollinger, the Gamay-Like Grape You Aren’t Drinking

The variety almost exclusively planted in Württemberg, Germany,

https://vinepair.com/articles/trollinger-wine-guide/

 

16 Wine Instagrammers To Follow In 2020

Not only do they take a great picture, these wine fanatics are terrific sources of education, tasting notes, and a whole heck of a lot more.

https://winefolly.com/update/16-wine-instagrams-to-follow-in-2020/

 

Diageo sells two billionth bottle of Baileys

First created in Ireland in 1974, Baileys reached the milestone in December 2019 when it sold its two billionth bottle.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/diageo-fills-two-billionth-bottle-of-baileys/

 

Wine in 2020: What to look out for

Predicting the future is a tough business, but here are some things to look out for in the wine world in 2020, from specific wine trends to bigger issues affecting the market.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/wine-2020-trends-429791/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20200102_XDC-D_NWL_NW_daily

 

SIX NEW WAYS TO BECOME A WINE, BEER OR SPIRITS EXPERT IN 2020

We’ve taken a look at some of the newer courses that have emerged over the past year, to help you on your journey to becoming a drinks connoisseur.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/6-ways-to-become-a-wine-beer-or-spirits-expert-in-2020/

 

The Toasted Marshmallow Old Fashioned Recipe

For s’more lovers stuck indoors, few cocktails beat a fireplace-ready smoky Old Fashioned flavored with toasted marshmallow.

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/marshmallow-old-fashioned-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7ac910f9f2-JAN_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7ac910f9f2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7ac910f9f2-38937345&mc_cid=7ac910f9f2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

‘Dry January’ Is Destroying Bars.

In the U.K., a new concept for making a positive change at the beginning of the year has emerged: Tryanuary, a month-long promotion challenging consumers not to cut out all alcohol completely, but instead to focus on trying out new bars, pubs, beers, and brewers, with the goals of promoting moderation, supporting small businesses, and raising funds for charity.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dry-january-drynuary-bad-business/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7ac910f9f2-JAN_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7ac910f9f2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7ac910f9f2-38937345&mc_cid=7ac910f9f2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Amazon driver refuses to deliver wine to 92-year-old grandmother without ID

Talk about taking your job seriously.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/amazon-wine-delivery-grandmother-without-id

 

5 Tips for Storing Opened Wine

Wine Enthusiast polled its editors and other wine pros on the best ways to preserve the last few glasses of your open bottle.

https://www.winemag.com/2015/05/15/5-tips-for-storing-opened-wine/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

What to do with that leftover bubbly? Some ideas

Whether you are quaffing French champagne, prosecco from Italy, cava from Spain, or something domestic and sparkly, you may end up with some left in a bottle.

https://www.news-journalonline.com/lifestyle/20200101/what-to-do-with-that-leftover-bubbly-some-ideas

 

TRUMP WINERY RETAINED UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS UNTIL END OF HARVEST DESPITE KNOWING ABOUT IMMIGRATION STATUS, LAWYER CLAIMS

The Trump Winery is a 1,300-acre estate in Virginia with a large 45-room hotel named Albemarle Estate with 10 guest rooms, and a 227-acre vineyard that produces 40,000 cases of wine a year.

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-winery-vineyard-undocumented-workers-virginia-1479970

 

Everything You Can Do with Flat Champagne

Beverage directors across the country are infusing, reducing or freezing flat bubbles.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/01/leftover-champagne-recipe/

 

How To Cook With Wine

The first and most important rule:  Use only wines in your cooking that you would drink.

https://whatscookingamerica.net/WineInCooking.htm

Research Uncovers The Link Between U.S. Demographics And Beverage Alcohol Consumption

In short, their finding is that socioeconomic and demographic variables each play a role in accounting for the differences in consumption patterns.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2020/01/01/research-uncovers-the-link-between-us-demographics-and-beverage-alcohol-consumption/#517466fd5935

 

How Dry January Affects Your Gut, According To Experts

For most people, one week without consuming alcohol may help improve your sleep, your mood, your sex life, and complexion,

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-dry-january-affects-your-gut-according-to-experts-19634288

 

The bitter truth

Like wine grapes, natural vanilla grows in different places—among them Madagascar; Mexico, where it originated; or Tahiti—and has different taste profiles and potency.

https://deborahparkerwong.com/2020/01/01/the-bitter-truth/

 

St. Helena AVA — What Everyone Should Know

The St. Helena AVA is in the northern half of the Napa Valley AVA, centered around the town of St. Helena.

http://www.fredswan.wine/2019/12/26/st-helena-ava-what-everyone-should-know/

 

Taste Test: 15 Non-Alcoholic Beers to Get You Through ‘Dry January’

Believe it or not, the tiny sliver of a market for non-alcoholic beer in the U.S. is growing

https://blog.cheapism.com/best-non-alcoholic-beers/

 

Invention takes edge off cheap liquor, creates new alcoholic drinks

Most people assume alcohol causes that unpleasant burn. But the real culprits are aldehydes, ketones and other nasty chemicals. Persedo has figured out how to remove them and enhance the liquor’s pleasant flavors.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/columnists/tomlinson/article/Invention-takes-edge-off-cheap-liquor-creates-14945516.php

 

 

A Closer Look at Two Big Wine Deals

The Gallo-Constellation deal was the talk of the summer among California grapegrowers, many of whom were left in a lurch when US regulators held up on approving it.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/01/a-closer-look-at-two-big-wine-deals

 

Does Red Wine Vinegar Go Bad?

Here’s what you need to know about the shelf life of red wine vinegar.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/does-red-wine-vinegar-go-bad

 

How Keg Wine Fits Into the Wine Landscape

Somewhere between the crazes of boxed wine and canned wine, keg wine happened.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/how-keg-wine-fits-into-the-wine-landscape/

 

Eight Ways Wine Will Change in 2020

What a decade this has been for wine—both good and bad.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-03/eight-ways-wine-will-change-in-2020

10 Top-Rated California Cabernet Sauvignons of 2019

From Napa power players to Central Coast gems, here are our top 10 California Cabernets of the year.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/03/best-napa-cabernet-california/

 

 

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