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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 05-20-19

May 20, 2019

Exploring all things wine with you!

05-20-19

Liquor Industry News 05-20-19

May 20, 2019

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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05-20-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Sweet Rules for Pairing Wine with Dessert

 

What kind of craft beer are you?

 

Another Attempt to Let USPS Ship Alcohol

 

New AR

Concha y Toro has unveiled a new augmented reality experience for its Casillero del Diablo brand. Created in partnership with beverage app DrinkAR, the initiative allows consumers to use their smartphones to scan a Casillero del Diablo Reserva label and take a virtual, 360-degree tour of the brand’s wine cellar. The immersive experience allows visitors to explore multiple fire-lit caverns found in the 19th-century cellar and jump directly to the brand’s social media profiles. DrinkAR is available for download in the Apple Store and Google Play. Concha y Toro, part of the Fetzer Vineyards portfolio in the U.S., sells more than 1.8 million cases annually.

Organic Wine’s Deadly Carbon Footprint

It should be the more eco-friendly option, but is organic viticulture bad for the environment?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/organic-wines-deadly-carbon-footprint

 

When Pinot Noir isn’t Pinot Noir

The wine industry is facing a moment of existential crisis over what goes into the bottle.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/when-pinot-noir-isnt-pinot-noir

 

Is Australian Single Malt The Next Japanese Whisky?

Even passing fans of whisky have noticed the monumental rise of Japanese whisky in bottleshops and bars across the United States. The once-obscure liquid is now among the most prized possessions on any liquor shelf.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradjaphe/2019/05/06/is-australian-single-malt-the-next-japanese-whisky/#49bafef64020

8 Things You Should Know About Espolòn Tequila

From viral marketing campaigns to the inspiring rock music that gets its yeast swaying, here are eight things you should know about Espolòn.

https://vinepair.com/articles/espolon-tequila-mexico/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fc178b62b5-MAY_7_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fc178b62b5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-fc178b62b5-38937345&mc_cid=fc178b62b5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

7 Ways To Open A Bottle Of Wine Without A Corkscrew

They are all prone to screw up your bottle of wine if done incorrectly or without proper care

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-ways-to-open-a-bottle-of-wine-without-a-corkscrew/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fc178b62b5-MAY_7_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fc178b62b5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-fc178b62b5-38937345&mc_cid=fc178b62b5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

Bud Light will sell beer in rainbow bottles in June for Pride Month

Bud Light will sell rainbow-colored aluminum bottles in bars nationwide from May 27 to June 30 and donate to GLAAD $1 from each case sold.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/06/us/bud-light-pride-rainbow-beer-bottles-trnd/index.html

 

Film Review: Amy Poehler’s ‘Wine Country’ on Netflix

For her directorial debut, Amy Poehler serves up a safe, wine-and-a-movie Netflix night-in comedy featuring a handful of her ‘Saturday Night Live’ besties.

https://variety.com/2019/film/reviews/wine-county-review-amy-poehler-1203205526/

 

WWE’s Carmella Is Launching An Extremely On-Brand Wine

Because she’s on the road 300 days a year, she likes “a glass of wine at the end of the night.” It is very easy to empathize with this statement!

https://uproxx.com/prowrestling/wwe-superstar-carmella-launching-wine-brand-capo-cagna/2/

 

Upgrade Your Garden With Your Used Wine Bottles

Wine bottle edging around your flower bed is not only a good way to recycle the empty wine bottles, but a really cool idea for an aesthetically pleasing garden border.

https://www.wideopencountry.com/wine-bottle-edging-garden-diy/

 

 

Tips To Setting Up A Great Wine Event

A wine-tasting event can be an excellent way for you to bond with your friends.

https://southfloridareporter.com/tips-to-setting-up-a-great-wine-event/

 

Peter Yealands ordered to pay $18,000 after polluting Marlborough stream with grape marc

The founder of an environmentally-minded wine company who polluted a stream with his fledgling waste initiative has been fined.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/112438538/peter-yealands-ordered-to-pay-18000-after-polluting-marlborough-stream-with-grape-marc

 

Cheers everybody! Scientists cure alcoholism in rats with ‘flip of a switch’

Don’t try this at home: When scientists shot lasers into a specific cluster of nerves in the brains of alcoholic rats, the creatures lost all interest in drinking – and their physical symptoms of withdrawal were reduced.

https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/science/2019/05/06/alcoholism-cure-flip-of-a-switch/

 

POL ROGER TO USE ROBOT TO REACH CENTURY-OLD BURIED CHAMPAGNE

The Champagne became sealed off in an underground cellar in February 1900, when, after heavy rains, Pol Roger’s cellar on the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay caved in, bringing down both levels of its facility, and destroying as well as burying the equivalent of two million bottles of Champagne – barrels of wine were lost as well as bottles.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/pol-roger-to-use-robot-to-reach-century-old-buried-champagne/

 

Top five best value-for-money brandies

Looking across multiple categories, from fruit brandies and pot still releases to blended expressions, a wide range of brandies were awarded the top accolades of Master and Gold medals for their quality.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/05/top-five-best-value-for-money-brandies/

 

New JD Cocktail

A new flavor of Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails has hit the market. The new Southern Citrus is a blend of grapefruit and other citrus flavors, with a hint of the brand’s signature Tennessee Whiskey. There are seven other flavors in the RTD line-up, including Black Jack Cola, Cherry Limeade, Lynchburg Lemonade, and Downhome Punch. Six-packs of 10-ounce bottles are available nationwide for $8 each.

 

What are the Most Asked Questions in a Wine Shop?

A good wine store is defined by its staff as much as the inventory, and bottle-shop employees are among the most enthusiastic, valuable and underappreciated resources in wine. Feel free to introduce yourself, and don’t be shy—they’ve been asked everything in the book.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/07/wine-shop-questions/

 

Another Attempt to Let USPS Ship Alcohol

In 2016, California was America’s top destination for the direct shipment of wine, yet consumers and manufacturers are prohibited from using the U.S. Postal Service to ship or deliver these everyday products,

https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/05/07/another-attempt-let-usps-ship-alcohol/

 

Bota Box Introduces Premium Bag-In-Box Nighthawk Gold Buttery Chardonnay

Nighthawk Gold continues the momentum of buttery Chardonnays, which are currently trending in the 750ml category, up +48 percent1 and driving total growth for the varietal.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=213679

 

Alcohol use soaring worldwide: The average adult now consumes about 1.7 gallons of pure alcohol per year

Global alcohol use continues to rise, a new study reports, and is expected to keep growing in the years ahead.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/07/alcohol-use-rising-around-world/1128705001/

Why online systems for recommending wine seem not to work very well

Most wine is sold, not bought. This post looks at how this happens in the modern world.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2019/05/why-online-systems-for-recommending.html

 

Why Brown Spirits Is A White-Hot Market

Bottles from cult and “ghost” distilleries have crept into the public imagination, places like Japan produce highly coveted super-premium product, small-batch domestic distilleries are making news big time, and there’s a renewed interest in Cognac, the drink of kings.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkapon/2019/05/07/why-brown-spirits-is-a-white-hot-market/#3245680e54e9

 

For the first time since the 1950s, MLB players can endorse beer

Active ballplayers were prohibited from appearing in beer ads or, more important in the view of some, from sharing substantially in the pot of lager-colored gold that big-league teams were reaping.

https://www.mercedsunstar.com/sports/mlb/article230155539.html#storylink=cpy

What kind of craft beer are you?

Take the quiz!

https://www.wiscnews.com/portagedailyregister/entertainment/what-kind-of-craft-beer-are-you/article_19dc24ea-8fae-52bb-a2f4-2308bfa42c72.html

Archie Rose creates Vegemite-inspired spirit

Australian drinks producer Archie Rose Distilling has created a limited edition expression inspired by Vegemite, called ArchiMite Buttered Toast Spirit.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/05/archie-rose-creates-vegemite-inspired-spirit/

 

Decanting Times! A Handy Guide For Best Practices

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

https://winefolly.com/review/decanting-times-a-handy-guide-for-best-practices/?utm_campaign=5%2F9%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Decanting%2C%20Calories%2C%20Color%20Poster%20%28NZZtUP%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

 

Why some red wines taste ‘dry’

Scientists have long linked the “dryness” sensation in wine to tannins, but how these molecules create their characteristic mouthfeel over time is not fully understood.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-05/acs-wsr050819.php

 

Why you need to be cooking your pasta in red wine

Have you ever thought about cooking pasta with something other than plain old tap water? Maybe with something like red wine?

https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2019/05/08/why-you-need-to-be-cooking-your-pasta-in-red-wine/23723400/

 

Nailing the Myth of Minerality

Minerality is perhaps the wine industry’s most overused, underwhelming, and misunderstood descriptors of them all.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/nailing-the-myth-of-minerality

 

Why Spanish Producers Are Seeking Burgundy-Style Classifications

With terroir top of mind, producers are campaigning for new hierarchy designations in regions like Rioja and Bierzo

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-spanish-producers-are-seeking-burgundy-style-classifications/

 

What You Need to Know About Prosecco DOC

While Prosecco is Italy’s most famous sparkling wine, not just any Italian sparkling can call itself Prosecco DOC.

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-you-need-to-know-about-prosecco-doc/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7ee6ebf2f4-MAY_10_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7ee6ebf2f4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7ee6ebf2f4-38937345&mc_cid=7ee6ebf2f4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Differences Between Pot and Column Distilling

Learn the fundamentals of both styles here!

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-pot-stills-work-column-alcohol/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7ee6ebf2f4-MAY_10_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7ee6ebf2f4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7ee6ebf2f4-38937345&mc_cid=7ee6ebf2f4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

BOSTON BEER CO. AGREES TO MERGER WITH DOGFISH HEAD BREWING IN DEAL WORTH $300M

The acquisition, which is estimated to be worth $300 million, is the largest in Boston Beer’s history.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/boston-beer-co-agrees-to-merger-with-dogfish-head-brewing-in-deal-worth-300m/

 

FRENCHMAN COMPLETES ATLANTIC CROSSING IN ‘WINE’ BARREL

As reported by The Times, Savin said he had become very attached to his vessel, which was modelled on a large wine barrel, and in no particular rush to return to civilisation.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/frenchman-completes-atlantic-crossing-in-wine-barrel/

 

“Harvest Season”

A timely and moving portrait of the Meixcan-American influence and California’s multibillion-dollar wine industry debuts Monday, May 13 at 10pm on Independent Lens.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=213758

 

10 Tips for Champagne Service

There’s really only one way to do Champagne service correctly, and safety is the most important aspect.

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/tim-gaiser-ms-sommday-series-10-tips-for-champagne-service/

 

THE FASCINATION OF FIELD BLENDS

Field blends like this are rare, particularly in the New World, as control over picking according to optimal ripeness for each variety has become a mantra.

https://winemag.co.za/tim-james-the-fascination-of-field-blends/

 

Sweet Rules for Pairing Wine with Dessert

The combination has the ability to take dessert up a notch, bringing an air of sophistication as well as a fun tasting experience to the table.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/227417/wine-pairing-tips-for-dessert/

 

Aligoté is Making a Comeback

In its native Burgundy, this cross between Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc grapes was prevalent before phylloxera struck in the late 19th century.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/10/aligote-comeback/

 

How to Build a Charcuterie Board Like a Pro

The word “charcuterie” comes from the French words chair, which means “meat” or “flesh,” and cuite, meaning “cooked.”

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/11/charcuterie-guide/

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

05-13-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

How Important Is a Wine’s Integrity?

 

A Scientist Explains Dry-Hopped Beer’s Juicy Secret

 

TTB’s Take on Alcohol Beverages Infused with Cannabidiol

 

 The 5 best questions to ask on a brewery tour

What can you do to get the most out of a brewery tour?

https://thetakeout.com/5-best-questions-to-ask-on-beer-brewery-tour-1834335490

 

 

Wine drinkers don’t cheat much

A survey of Americans with different alcoholic beverage preferences to determine their cheating habits, academically and romantically.

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/04/29/wine-drinkers-dont-cheat-much/

Can people have a reaction to histamine in red wine?

Histamine is present in cheese, fish, meat, yeast products, vegetables and wine. It is known to be vasoactive, which means it constricts the blood vessels.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/lifestyle/the-full-bottle-can-people-have-a-reaction-to-histamine-in-red-wine-20190329-h1cyzb.html

100-year-old woman reveals that drinking loads of wine is the secret to living longer

Florence Bearse recently celebrated her 100th birthday in Maine, New York, and when asked what her secret was to reaching the century milestone was, her response was enough to put smiles on the face of merlot drinkers everywhere.

https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/drink/100-year-old-woman-reveals-that-drinking-loads-of-wine-is-the-secret-to-living-longer-c-83773

We Need More Truthful Advertising in the Wine Industry

I see far too many industrial brands calling themselves “artisanal”, “family-owned” or claiming their wines are “hand-crafted” when they are anything but.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2019/04/29/we-need-more-truthful-advertising-in-the-wine-industry/

Could you be a Sommelier?

Take the quiz

https://californiawineryadvisor.com/could-you-be-a-sommelier-v2/

BROWN LIQUOR 101

What’s the difference between bourbon, scotch, and rye?

https://giadzy.com/food/brown-liquor-101/

The Differences Between Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer, Explained

Though their names are almost identical, ginger beer and ginger ale are, in fact, two different drinks

https://vinepair.com/articles/ginger-beer-different-ale-soda/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=53b2acb9ce-APRIL_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-53b2acb9ce-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-53b2acb9ce-38937345&mc_cid=53b2acb9ce&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Is Conor McGregor’s Whiskey to Blame for Jameson Sales Slump?

Proper No. Twelve accounted for just 4 percent of Irish whiskey sales in the U.S.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/conor-mcgregor-whiskey-jameson-sales-slump/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=53b2acb9ce-APRIL_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-53b2acb9ce-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-53b2acb9ce-38937345&mc_cid=53b2acb9ce&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Corona

Constellation Brands is rolling out its Corona Refresca flavored malt beverage label nationally. The 4.5% abv range includes Passionfruit Lime, Guava Lime, and Coconut Lime flavors, which each have 199 calories a 12-ounce serving. Passionfruit Lime and Guava Lime are available in 6-packs of cans retailing at $10, while a 12-pack featuring all three flavors will retail at $17. The national launch is being backed by national TV spots, digital, out-of-home, and social media initiatives. Last year, the Refresca line reached 59,000 cases, according to Impact Databank. Corona continues to drive growth within Constellation’s beer business, with the brand family’s total volume crossing 150 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the company’s fiscal year through February.

 

How Does Your Love of Wine Contribute to Climate Change?

Do wine consumers have a role in encouraging producers to take stronger steps to combat climate change? Some in the wine industry think they do, particularly by throwing their economic support to companies that are already acting decisively.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/30/dining/drinks/wine-climate-change.html

 

These Luxe Wine Carafes Will Totally Change How You Drink Wine

These wine carafes will bring out every note of your pinot noir — and look good doing it. (And they start at just $22!)

https://www.bravotv.com/home-design/best-luxe-wine-carafes-decanters-shop

 

Why Drinking Red Wine May Save You From That Sore Throat

Could alcohol be a useful agent to treat tummy bugs and throat infections?

https://www.inverse.com/article/55367-alcohol-wine-kill-off-bacteria-throat-gut-infections

 

Amazon Ramps up Wine Sales

This year, US retailers have announced that 5994 stores will close. That number already exceeds last year’s total of 5864 closure announcements, according to a recent report from Coresight.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/04/amazon-ramps-up-wine-sales

 

Beginner Wine Mistakes & Myths, Debunked by Sommeliers

Even if you’ve been drinking wine for a while, chances are you’ve fallen for some of wine’s myths, or found yourself making some mistakes once or twice.

https://www.brit.co/wine-for-beginners/

 

Oregon discovering the value of Gamay

Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris certainly dominate Oregon production (with 59% and 15%, respectively, of the total harvest), yet industry attention is extending to other varieties.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=212958

 

US ALCOHOL SALES GROWING FASTER IN HOTELS THAN WIDER ON-TRADE

The new Nielsen CGA Hotel Report, which measures consumer drinking habits in around 5,000 hotels in the US, showed that although 46% of American adults would drink beer during a regular drinking occasion this figures rose to 52% when they were at a hotel, with wine also showing a marginal uplift of 35%, compared to 34%.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/us-booze-sales-seeing-faster-growth-in-hotels-than-wider-on-trade/

 

New Mexico’s Deep Winemaking History

Grapes here benefit from some of the highest elevations in the country, sometimes above 6,000 feet.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/29/new-mexicos-deep-winemaking-history/

 

Who Moved My Wine? The New Wine Buyers Who Play “Beat the Clock”

Which means that they play beat the clock when they come up again the wine wall.

https://wineeconomist.com/2019/04/30/supermarket/

 

Wine by the glass pitfalls

It is an issue with the way the wine is handled once the bottle is open.

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/04/30/wine-by-the-glass-pitfalls/

 

What’s the point of wine evangelism?

It’s one thing to try and engage people with wine, says Robert Joseph. But it’s quite another to think that everybody has an inner wine lover who just needs to be liberated.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/whats-point-wine-evangelism

 

WYAND NAMED ‘WINE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR’

Did you know this existed?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/wine-photograph-of-the-year-picked/

 

Organic beer hasn’t caught on — why?

Of the 7,000-plus breweries in the United States, just a handful — a dozen or so, near as I can tell — make only organic beer,

https://www.marinij.com/2019/04/30/organic-beer-hasnt-caught-on-why/

 

Beer Advocate Magazine Ends Print Run
The enthusiast publisher pulls the plug after 12 years in print.

https://www.foliomag.com/beer-advocate-ends-print-run/

 

What Did Steve Jobs Know About the Booze Business? A Lot!

Marketing a brand with the consumer first mentality will guarantee that you have an audience to sell to.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/04/30/what-steve-jobs-know-booze-business

 

What’s the point of wine evangelism?

It’s one thing to try and engage people with wine, says Robert Joseph. But it’s quite another to think that everybody has an inner wine lover who just needs to be liberated.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/whats-point-wine-evangelism

 

How Labels Sell Wines

Whether consumer or trade, when it comes to making a wine sale, aesthetics go a long way.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/how-labels-sell-wines

 

French Game of Thrones superfan develops his own Lannister wine

Rarely does an episode pass without one of the characters caught up in the savage struggle for the Iron Throne sipping a goblet or three, with Tyrion Lannister a particular fan of the vintage from the southern kingdom of Dorne.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20190430/french-game-of-thrones-superfan-develops

 

Proudly Vegan Launches Range of 100% Vegan Wines in the USA

600-percent increase in the number of vegans in the U.S.A in the last 3 years and that 39% of Americans are trying to eat more plant-based foods.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=213225

 

Champagne earns GI status in Cambodia

The protection on French products in Cambodia is an important matter for French businesses. Today, Champagne becomes the first foreign product to be listed as a GI product in Cambodia,”

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50599383/champagne-earns-gi-status-in-cambodia/

 

Olfactory age matter of taste

The way we perceive taste starts to change by the age of 60 – when the sensitivity of our sense of smell also starts to diminish – becoming severe from the age of 70.

https://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/food-wine/news-features/olfactory-age-matter-taste

 

Ripping the Label off Wine Labels

What Does Greater Transparency in Wine Labeling Mean for the Industry and Consumers? Wine Business Leaders From All Sides Weigh In.

https://devinparr.com/2019/04/30/ripping-the-label-off-wine-labels/

 

Five Reasons Why Cabernet Sauvignon Loves French Oak

So, who is the king’s favorite mate when it comes time for his essential 12-plus months of beauty rest?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/01/five-reasons-why-cabernet-sauvignon-loves-french-oak/

 

The Surprisingly Short History of Single-Malt Scotch

Up until the 1960s, “the fortunes of Scotland’s commercial whisky industry was based entirely on blended Scotch,”

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-single-malt-scotch-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0abaa55a15-MAY_2_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0abaa55a15-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0abaa55a15-38937345&mc_cid=0abaa55a15&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Monks launch legal fight to protect water purity of Trappist beer

Belgian brothers fear Lhoist lime quarrying will threaten production of brew

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/01/monks-launch-legal-fight-to-protect-water-purity-of-trappist-beer

 

Know A Wine Just By Looking At The Color

There are some fascinating insights you can gain just by looking at the color of red wine.

https://winefolly.com/review/know-a-wine-just-by-looking-at-the-color/?utm_campaign=5%2F2%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20White%20Color%2C%20Pinot%2C%20James%20Beard%20%28LkRsCQ%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

THE STORIES BEHIND ORIN SWIFT’S QUIRKIEST WINE LABELS

After working a harvest at Robert Mondavi and planting experimental blocks of Zinfandel in Arizona, in 1997 Phinney began developing his debut wine brand, The Prisoner, a blend of California Zinfandel, Cabernet and Petite Sirah that rocketed to success shortly after it launched.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/the-stories-behind-orin-swifts-quirkiest-wine-labels/

 

HOUSE OF SAKA LAUNCHES CANNABIS-INFUSED SPARKLING ‘WINE’

The sparkling brut and still rosé wines, from Napa Valley, California, are blended mixed with both THC (the psychoactive component of the plant) and cannabidiol (CBD), derived from “organic craft cannabis.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/house-of-saka-launches-cannabis-infused-alcohol-removed-sparkling-brut-still-rose-wines/

 

When Wine and Sauce Labels Were Glorious Works of Art

The wealthy once labeled their ketchup, soy sauce, and champagne with style.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/silver-wine-labels

 

France’s deliciously incestuous relationship between wine and medicine,

People from all over France came to the hospital to receive ‘wine treatments’, which were exactly what they sound like: up to two bottles a day of wine to treat various ailments.

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190501-frances-fascinating-wine-treatment

 

 

What’s a Super Tuscan and is the Term Still Relevant?

Super Tuscans arrived decades ago. It was a category born of frustration with Italy’s traditional wine production rules.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/01/what-is-super-tuscan-is-term-still-relevant/

 

 

TTB’s Take on Alcohol Beverages Infused with Cannabidiol

The hot topic of alcohol beverages (especially beer) infused with hemp-derived ingredients–with cannabidiol (CBD) as the clear focus of industry interest.

https://www.alcohollawadvisor.com/2019/04/ttbs-take-on-alcohol-beverages-infused-with-cannabidiol/

 

The Science Behind Your Cheap Wine

How advances in bottling, fermenting and taste-testing are democratizing a once-opaque liquid

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/science-behind-your-cheap-wine-180962783/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&fbclid=IwAR2PqIah6qQ3RInRoYt-D3HIjNxmfcuwRF9lzxjvzy9i7XOPeyCa1htTY3I

 

Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports

Saying he believes foreign wine imports could exceed the number of U.S. brands sold in America by 2050, Jackson Family Wines CEO Rick Tigner on Wednesday called for a reciprocal tax to ensure fair trade, not free trade.

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/industrynews/wineindustry/9556660-181/jackson-family-wines-ceo-calls

 

Cahors: A French wine region seeks to regain malbec crown

Malbec is so closely associated with Argentina that some wine drinkers may think the South American country is the grape’s historic home.

http://lauriedanielonwine.com/2019/05/01/cahors-a-french-wine-region-seeks-to-regain-malbec-crown/

 

Six-figures on booze? People actually spend a surprising amount on alcohol!

 

More proof that millennials are beer snobs

Americans spend $60 a month on craft beer, according to a new survey — more than the average cost of a cell phone bill

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/more-proof-that-millennials-are-beer-snobs-2019-05-02

 

A Scientist Explains Dry-Hopped Beer’s Juicy Secret

For those not currently arguing about its benefits on Reddit, “dry-hopping” is a term used to describe the practice of adding hops to a beer-in-progress during or after fermentation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dry-hopped-beer-science/

 

The Science of Enzymes in Winemaking

Understanding enzyme use in winemaking can shed light on the nature of grapes and wine development

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-enzymes-in-winemaking/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=72315941&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_24OlEbptmstW5OWS7Lvkl7G2GkrP4C9z8-HnObRTIlu-C0Occ7XHl9Bz4K48vsLhwVKNTB5l18f9V0Zyp_RZX3-rub90PNJJ-jTzbG9oIge-xIys&_hsmi=72316560

 

New Smirnoff

Diageo has expanded Smirnoff’s line of flavored vodkas with Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions. The 30% abv extension comes in three flavors—Cucumber & Lime, Watermelon & Mint, and Strawberry & Rose—each with 72 calories per 1.5-ounce serving. The release is supported by ads featuring Ted Danson and Cecily Strong, which are currently on YouTube and will air on national TV in June. Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions are now rolling out across the U.S. for a suggested price of $12 a 750-ml. Last year, Smirnoff slipped 1% to 9.1 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

High Noon

E.&J. Gallo Winery has launched High Noon, a new hard seltzer brand made with vodka and fruit juice. The 4.5% abv seltzers are available in watermelon, black cherry, grapefruit, and pineapple flavors and all contain 100 calories per 12-ounce can. To support the brand, Gallo has invested in TV, out-of-home, and digital activations. The gluten-free drinks are currently distributed in 32 states across the U.S. for $2.50 for a single can and $10 for a 4-pack of 12-ounce cans.

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WHICH FRENCH WINE REGION IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

DEPENDING UPON YOUR PREFERRED TYPE OF WINE EXPERIENCE, TRAVELERS CAN CHOOSE AMONG THE MOST ICONIC WINE REGIONS FRANCE HAS TO OFFER.

https://www.newsweek.com/french-wine-regions-1394983

 

How Important Is a Wine’s Integrity?

So why do wineries use additives?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/02/how-important-wine-integrity/

 

Private label emerges in the US

US retailers have yet to adopt private label in the high-quality way of their European peers. But, as Jeff Siegel reports, that may be about to change.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/power-lists/private-label-emerges-us

 

Meet Wine’s Worst Enemy, Phylloxera

Starting around 1860, a tiny yellow louse called phylloxera (pronounced fi-lok-SUH-ruh) decimated Europe’s vineyards, brought to the continent unknowingly by Victorian-era botanists through American native vines.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/02/wines-worst-enemy-phylloxera/

 

What happens to the fruit used in wine?

Typical wine is created by crushing and fermenting grapes, of course, but wine can be made from just about any fruit.

https://www.concordmonitor.com/Happy-hour-on-the-farm-25245826

 

Do you pour from a wine bottle for what’s in it — or what’s behind it?

How do you choose a wine? Whether it tastes good and how much it costs are the basic criteria of any wine purchase. Beyond that, how do you whittle down the choices to decide which wine to pluck from the shelf and place in your cart?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/do-you-pour-from-a-wine-bottle-for-whats-in-it–or-whats-behind-it/2019/05/03/d2c3b492-6cf7-11e9-be3a-33217240a539_story.html?utm_term=.bee375ac79a5

 

 

Wine Drinking Should Be Pointless: Why It’s Time to Stop Scoring Wine

A single number never defines the full story.

https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/its-time-to-stop-scoring-wines-2849286/

The Best Wine Aerators

If you’re on the hunt for a wine aerator, you know that these little gadgets can seriously improve the quality of your wine.

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/the-best-wine-aerators-17292751

Hibiscus Sangria (Sangria de Jamaica)

In Mexico and Central America, flor de jamaica refers to a species of hibiscus used to make a striking ruby-colored infusion with a rich citrus flavor.

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/hibiscus-sangria-de-jamaica/

 

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