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Liquor Industry News 08-03-20

August 3, 2020

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

08-03-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

When witches went after wine

Six Tips for Safe, Socially Distant Outdoor Entertaining

What’s the Best Frozen Cocktail to Make at Home?

 

Think you like bitter beers? Science says think again

A first-of-its-kind study of the emotional reactions conjured by beer found that people liked sweeter beers better than bitter brews, based their involuntary facial expressions.

https://theprovince.com/news/think-you-like-bitter-beers-science-says-think-again/wcm/057a2452-8f9e-4813-ab55-d0b9a3a543d0

 

Wine Tariffs Have Proven One Thing: They Don’t Work

The threats are back on the table.

https://openingabottle.com/wine-tariffs-have-proven-one-thing-they-dont-work/

 

Heineken launches robotic bar for alcohol-free beer brand

As the need for physical distancing continues across Australia and around the world, international premium beer brand, Heineken, has developed a new concept designed to give drinkers complete peace of mind when ordering a beer while providing a novel drinking experience in the process.

https://www.adnews.com.au/campaigns/heineken-launches-robotic-bar-for-alcohol-free-beer-brand

 

U.S. Wine Industry Dodges One Tariff Bullet, Still Faces Another

The Trump administration has decided not to place tariffs on French sparkling wine in retaliation for France’s taxes on large tech firms. That’s good news for American wine consumers. The bad news is that the government will be debating over the next few weeks whether to maintain 25 percent tariffs on many other European wines and could possibly raise them.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/us-wine-industry-dodges-one-tariff-bullet-still-faces-another?utm_campaign=Retailer_Report_07022020&utm_source=JH_RR_070220&utm_medium=email&utm_content=91848befbbb49a6a959f1361e3e000aa

Chocolate and red wine may help you avoid Alzheimer’s

Those with the highest intake of so-called flavonoid foods were the least likely to end up with dementia.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/cheers-chocolate-and-red-wine-may-help-you-avoid-alzheimers-2020-07-15

The Disturbingly Long History of Lead Toxicity in Winemaking

One common wine ingredient drove unwitting imbibers into a slow decline, that sometimes even resulted in death: lead.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/07/20/lead-toxicity-wine-history/

Mixed Drink Take Home Law In MA

Mixed Drinks to Go signed into law by Governor Baker effective immediately.  The Massachusetts Restaurant Association posted the below regulations:


Putting A Pickle In Cheap Light Beer Makes It Taste Better

A trend that involves simply putting a pickle in your light (i.e. cheap) beer to make it taste better

https://www.kgun9.com/putting-pickle-cheap-light-beer-taste-better/

FOUNDERS BREWING COMPANY LAUNCHES HARD SELTZER

Called Mas Agave, the seltzer is made with blue agave nectar, cane sugar, fruit juice and sea salt

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/founders-brewing-company-launches-hard-seltzer/

Is the Summer of Hard Tea Brewing?

What will be the next hard seltzer?

https://vinepair.com/articles/hard-tea-trend-summer-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9594504695-JULY_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9594504695-38937345&mc_cid=9594504695&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Our Seven Most Popular Orange Cocktail Recipes

Seeking inspiration for your next orange cocktail?

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-best-orange-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9594504695-JULY_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9594504695-38937345&mc_cid=9594504695&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

No Electricity, No Problem: This Oregon Grower Is Resurrecting Ancient Roman Winemaking Techniques

Even transporting the wine to Illahe’s Portland-based distributor is typically done without the aid of electricity.

https://vinepair.com/articles/oregon-grower-ancient-roman-winemaking/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9594504695-JULY_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9594504695-38937345&mc_cid=9594504695&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Could Timorasso Be Italy’s Most Exciting, Age-Worthy White Wine?

But now it appears that consensus is forming around the future of Piemontese white wine, and that future is Timorasso.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/could-timorasso-be-italys-most-complex-age-worthy-white-wine/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=91686031&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_AAuI-d9FOgewzQGZrhWzHwDQsvdHAe2Tg0jvT_fw4_VK_JaDHDgPNksk2WbFfdOJ8B6N_LPYEfiKqS3eZK-pBSxxHjXwjvb4CwkFPtBQIQjq4dpE&utm_content=91686131&utm_source=hs_email

 

The 6 Must-Have Wine Tools an Award-Winning Winemaker Swears By

But no matter the occasion, there are certain tools that make our sips a little more special.

https://www.foodandwine.com/lifestyle/kitchen/master-winemaker-favorite-tools

When I taste a dry, non-sparkling white wine, I sometimes get a fizzy sensation. What is that?

You might be describing acidity, which is something you feel rather than taste.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/do-dry-non-sparkling-wines-ever-taste-fizzy

Why it’s everyone’s duty to tell customers about lightstrike

It is a great irony that sunshine can be so beneficial to grapes and yet so detrimental to wine.

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/brad-greatrix-lightstrike/

Two Truths and a Lie: This 17th-Century Pirate Invented the Pirates’ Code, Was Captured by Spaniards, and Used Wine Jugs to Save His Life

A 17th-century pirate, Bartholomeus de Portugees, is believed to be behind the code’s origins. He also may have been the first pirate to be captured by a Spaniard ship, and escape using jugs of wine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pirates-code-wine-jugs-floaties/

Massachusetts Craft Brewers, Wholesalers Reach Franchise Law Compromise; Boston Beer Excluded

The legislation would benefit around 200 craft breweries in the state, with Boston Beer Company and Craft Brew Alliance-owned Cisco Brewers being the notable exceptions.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/massachusetts-craft-brewers-wholesalers-reach-franchise-law-compromise-boston-beer-company-excluded

SYMINGTON FAMILY ESTATES LAUNCHES ‘SCHOOL OF PORT’

The website hosts digital workshops and online video courses, designed for people working with port in both the on- and off-trade.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/symington-family-estates-launches-school-of-port/

11 Easy Martini Recipe Riffs

With practice, home bartenders can master the two-ingredient cocktail recipe, and even create their own riffs on the classic drink.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-best-martini-recipe-riffs/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d5dcfd6bbd-JULY_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d5dcfd6bbd-38937345&mc_cid=d5dcfd6bbd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Miller Lite is Giving Away Two Stadium Seats to Baseball Fans Stuck Watching at Home

The competition will award six selected winners with a custom-labeled set of two stadium seats to enjoy the baseball from home.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/miller-lite-giving-away-two-stadium-seats/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d5dcfd6bbd-JULY_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d5dcfd6bbd-38937345&mc_cid=d5dcfd6bbd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Scientists make wine and cheese using weeds

Bidens pilosa is widespread in the world as a weed imported from America.

https://phys.org/news/2020-07-scientists-wine-cheese-weeds.html

AN INSIDE LOOK INTO HOW NAPA’S WINE INDUSTRY IS CHANGING

How California’s wineries are fairing and how the industry has been forced to change.

https://www.laweekly.com/an-inside-look-into-how-napas-wine-industry-is-changing/

VINAERA PRO “Adjustable Aeration” Electric Wine Aerator

A new innovation to create the first-ever Adjustable Electric Wine Aerator

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vinaera-pro-adjustable-aeration-electric-wine-aerator—winner-of-7-international-awards-301097601.html

How to Pair Wine with Potato Chips

Learn How to Pair Wine with Potato Chips by our Food & Wine Expert, Ray Isle.

https://www.kctv5.com/wine-expert-teaches-wine-idiot-how-to-pair-wine-with-potato-chips/video_9c1f637f-46a8-57dd-820c-9d4f9717817c.html

 

The Trick to Understanding Sparkling Wine Labels

Bubbly wines are made differently than still wines

https://beveragedynamics.com/2020/07/21/sparking-wine-labels/

ARE YOU SERVING WINE ALL WRONG?

If you buy a nice bottle of wine then serve it wrong, you’re wasting your time as well as money.

https://susieandpeter.com/podcast-episodes/series-one/are-you-serving-wine-all-wrong/

Putting the Freeze on Wine, But You Really Have to be Open-minded!

A sure fire way to make a wine lover cringe is to drop a few ice cubes in your glass of vino.  But there are a couple of reasons why this frowned-upon practice could prove pleasant.

http://grapeencounters.com/putting-the-freeze-on-wine-in-a-good-way/

Don’t judge a pinot by its color, experts say

The color of your pinot noir might not be as important as you might think, new research suggests.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/122184775/dont-judge-a-pinot-by-its-colour-experts-say

Why most Americans don’t care about wine tariffs.

Wine culture has grown enormously in the U.S. over the last 20 years or so. But for most Americans, it doesn’t really matter where that Pinot Grigio comes from

https://dobianchi.com/2020/07/21/most-popular-wine-in-america/

Celebrities Could Be Making Good Wine. Instead, They’re Making Bad Wine for Good Money.

In 2020, there are now dozens of wines made by your fellow actors, athletes, musicians, reality television personalities, and even former porn stars.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a33383069/celebrity-wine-sommelier-advice/

Is the Champagne gift box on its way out?

A pioneering, 100%-recyclable ‘second skin’ case has been launched by Maison Ruinart in the UK to replace its use of gift boxes for the Rosé and Blanc de Blancs Champagnes.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/sustainable-champagne-packaging-gift-box-on-its-way-out-441379/

These are the best wine podcasts to tune into

Podcasts often deliver content in a more dynamic manner. They’re easier to absorb than video or text, as you can plug in, play, and multitask as you tune in.

Please Listen To Our Podcast!

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https://www.prestigeonline.com/sg/wine-dine/drinks/best-wine-podcasts-to-tune-into-guide/

A very serious discussion about wine advertising

People buy from people they like. And most of us like being given excuses to laugh, especially at times like this.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/marketing-wine-tourism/very-serious-discussion-about-wine-advertising

Death & Co creates Alienist-inspired cocktails

To mark the return of the hit show, which stars Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl and Luke Evans, Death & Co has created 10 exclusive cocktails inspired by the drama, its characters, and the 19th century.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/07/death-co-creates-alienist-inspired-cocktails/

Why America is running out of aluminum cans

Beer that would have ended up in kegs at restaurants and bars has shifted, along with other kinds of alcohol, to being sold in retail stores and through online channels and consumed at home — often in cans.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/22/business/beer-shortage-aluminum-can/index.html

For The Beer Market, Seltzer Outshines Keggers And Solo Cups

The recent success of hard seltzers, and low- and no-alcohol beer, is a reflection of the secular trend towards healthy living that has created some potentially exciting opportunities for the beer industry.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/charlesnorton/2020/07/23/for-the-beer-market-seltzer-outshines-keggers-and-solo-cups/#738a6189779d

15,770 US RESTAURANTS HAVE PERMANENTLY CLOSED

As reported by Business Insider, 15,770 of the 26,160 US restaurants on Yelp’s platform that have been closed since March are now permanent closures.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/15770-us-restaurants-have-permanently-closed/

How To Make A Mouthwatering Charcuterie Board

A well-curated charcuterie board is a work of art. When paired with the right wines, that artwork becomes a masterpiece.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/how-to-make-a-mouthwatering-charcuterie-board/?utm_campaign=charcuterie-tasting-party-spain-cali&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

Homebrew Your Own Hard Seltzer With These Essential Tips

Whether you love ‘em or you hate ‘em, one thing is true: When the weather creeps above 90 degrees, a hard seltzer is more refreshing than even the most sessionable IPA.

https://vinepair.com/articles/hard-seltzer-homebrew-tips/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f73b5325e4-JULY_23_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f73b5325e4-38937345&mc_cid=f73b5325e4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

What Does “Earthy” Mean in Wine?

A useful term, earthy encompasses many different aroma and taste experiences.


https://www.winemag.com/2020/07/23/earthy-wine-term-definition/

Why Dolcetto is one of Italy’s most underrated variey

Dolcetto is an early ripening grape, it ripens two to three weeks before its counterparts Nebbiolo and Barbera.

http://www.the-buyer.net/people/one-of-italys-most-underrated-varieties/

8 Ways Covid-19 Is Changing Drinking Habits

Are consumers spending more or less on wine? Will ecommerce increase in popularity – or do wine drinkers still prefer traditional channels? Wine Intelligence looks at eight ways the coronavirus pandemic has changed – or is changing – the habits of regular wine consumers.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2020/07/23/8-ways-COVID-19-is-changing-US-wine-drinking-habits

What’s the Best Frozen Cocktail to Make at Home?

There’s nothing quite like a frosty beverage to help cure your cabin fever.

https://vinepair.com/articles/12-best-frozen-cocktails-bartenders/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ac13186b66-JULY_24_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ac13186b66-38937345&mc_cid=ac13186b66&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The era of grower Champagnes is over

Recent years have seen the little guy step forward to demonstrate that top Champagne is no longer the exclusive realm of the big players.

https://cluboenologique.com/story/tyson-stelzer-the-era-of-grower-champagnes-is-over/

Six Tips for Safe, Socially Distant Outdoor Entertaining

Here, six tips for a safe socially-distant soirée, according to an epidemiology professor and entertaining expert.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/07/23/home-entertaining-tips-safe/

10 Best Boxed Wine Brands to Drink in 2020

Boxed wine used to suffer from a bad rap, but today’s versions offer a winning combination of great taste and value.

https://www.prevention.com/food-nutrition/g33368952/best-boxed-wine/

How do organics and biodynamics affect a vineyard’s carbon footprint?

Some people claim that to run vineyards organically, you have to significantly increase the use of tractors to spray and manage weeds, and therefore there’s more negative impact on your carbon footprint from the increase in fuel use

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/vineyard-carbon-footprint-organic-biodynamic-438356/

When witches went after wine

Witchcraft has been in the news in the past year, thanks to recent archaeological discoveries in both the US and Britain, where witch bottles have been unearthed from historic homes and sites.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/when-witches-went-after-wine

 

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

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Sounds pretty good these days.

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

07-27-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

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Is 80 Proof the Magic Number for Distilled Spirits?

Many popular spirits, including vodkatequila, and white rum are almost exclusively bottled at this strength.

https://vinepair.com/articles/80-proof-liquor-spirits-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7febe9d4c8-JULY_13_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7febe9d4c8-38937345&mc_cid=7febe9d4c8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Top five best-selling ready-to-drink brands

There were only five million-case-selling RTD brands, one of which was a hard seltzer. Three of the RTD brands reported huge growth last year.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/07/top-five-best-selling-ready-to-drink-brands-2/

12 Most Popular Strawberry Cocktail Recipes

If you’re feeling berry thirsty, take a look at our most popular strawberry cocktail recipes that will be your new go-tos for summer sipping.

https://vinepair.com/articles/12-best-strawberry-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7cc4bb254e-JULY_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7cc4bb254e-38937345&mc_cid=7cc4bb254e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

SUNTORY EXPLORES PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR FOR DRINKING

Prototypes for a face covering which will not detract from the experience of a night out.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/suntory-explores-protective-headgear-designed-for-drinking/

Cracking the code for beer freshness

But how does one know when a beer was made and when it will go over the hill?

https://www.marinij.com/2020/07/14/cracking-the-code-for-beer-freshness/

Rhode Island Brewery Trolls Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski With ‘Traitorade’ Beer
Are you mad at Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski for leaving the New England Patriots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
https://nesn.com/2020/06/rhode-island-brewery-trolls-tom-brady-rob-gronkowski-with-traitorade-beer/

The Divisive Impact of Brettanomyces in Wine

Winemakers will tell you that Brettanomyces is either the root of all evil, or amazing yeasts with something beautiful to share with the world.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/07/14/the-divisive-impact-of-brettanomyces-in-wine/

TOP 10 VINEYARDS FOR WINE TOURISM

This year’s list showcases producers from five continents and 18 different countries, with 17 new wineries making the top 50.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/top-10-vineyards-for-wine-tourism/

TEENS DRESSING UP AS MASKED GRANNIES TO SCORE ALCOHOL DURING PANDEMIC

One TikTok video with over 1.5m views depicts a girl with drawn on wrinkles and a Zimmer frame clutching a booze-filled plastic bag in California.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/teens-dressing-up-as-masked-grannies-to-score-alcohol-during-pandemic/

In 1936, Joseph Stalin Created the Proletariat’s Very Own ‘Champagne’

The world’s largest country may not be the first — nor second, third, or even fourth — place that comes to mind when speaking of notable sparkling wines.

https://vinepair.com/articles/stalin-soviet-champagne/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1aee39bf4c-JULY_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1aee39bf4c-38937345&mc_cid=1aee39bf4c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Busch unveils first-ever flavored beer, Busch Light Apple

You won’t want to give this apple to the teacher, but you may want to keep it for yourself.

https://www.mlive.com/news/2020/07/busch-unveils-first-ever-flavored-beer-busch-light-apple.html

How To Recycle Nitrogenated Beer Cans

But does the plastic widget make the can less recyclable?

Two closed and opened golden beer cans isolated on white background, top view

https://earth911.com/how-to-recycle/how-to-recycle-nitrogenated-beer-cans/

‘Clean Wine’ is a Commercial Scam

I see two problems with the claim that these are “clean wines.”

https://www.vinography.com/2020/07/clean-wine-is-a-commercial-scam

This $16 Tool Instantly Upgrades Inexpensive Wine

Most full-bodied reds benefit from aeration, where volatile compounds evaporate and oxidize and leave behind aromatic and smooth sips.

https://www.foodandwine.com/lifestyle/kitchen/vintorio-wine-aerator-pourer

The Ultimate Beer Burger

Lager, brings out a depth of flavor that will take your burger to the next level.

https://www.porchdrinking.com/articles/2020/07/16/what-were-cooking-the-ultimate-beer-burger/

Molson Coors Pulls Plug on Michelob Ultra Copycat, St. Archer Gold

In an exciting stand-off, the original release of low-calorie, light beer Saint Archer Gold was positioned as a notable competitor to Michelob Ultra Pure Gold.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/molson-coors-pulls-st-archer-gold/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7f3a1ff4fb-JULY_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7f3a1ff4fb-38937345&mc_cid=7f3a1ff4fb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

PROSECCO CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES REDUCED VINTAGE

The Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG has approved a decision by its members to reduce the yields for the 2020 harvest this week.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/prosecco-consortium-announces-reduced-vintage/

PREGNANCY WARNING LABELS ON ALCOHOL MANDATORY WITHIN THREE YEARS IN AUSTRALIA AND NZ

The labels will be printed in red, black and white, and read “Pregnancy Warning”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/pregnancy-warning-labels-on-alcohol-mandatory-within-three-years-in-australia-and-nz/

Five Months In – What We Have Learned

The COVID-19 pandemics effect on the market is essentially five months old now and we have some clearer data and patterns to use to make better decisions.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/07/17/five-months-in-what-we-have-learned-2

Can a wine be called Cabernet Sauvignon if it contains other grapes?

In the United States, a wine labeled as Cabernet Sauvignon must be made from at least 75 percent Cabernet Sauvignon grapes

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/can-a-wine-be-called-cabernet-sauvignon-if-it-contains-other-grapes

Tips For Properly Reading Wine Labels

Reading the labels on wine bottles is an intricate and detailed process, but understanding some basics can make all the difference

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jordilippemcgraw/2020/07/17/leading-paris-sommelier-shares-5-tips-for-properly-reading-wine-labels/#1ab6b8733c57

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Sounds pretty good these days.

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Liquor Industry News 07-20-20

July 20, 2020

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

07-20-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Beer … who are the big guys? And who are the largest small guys?

5 Easy Garnishes to Elevate Your At-Home Cocktails

How Wine Gets Bubbly: Traditional Method vs. Charmat Method

 

Top 10 best-selling rum brands

Looking across our best-selling list, five of the 10 brands witnessed declines,

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/07/top-10-best-selling-rum-brands-3/

Tequila-based seltzer range launches in US

Described as “shaking up” the ready-to-drink market, Volley is a new Tequila-based seltzer made with 100% Blue Weber agave Tequila, sparkling water and organic fruit juice.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/07/tequila-based-seltzer-range-launches-in-us/

CONSTELLATION SELLS MEGA PURPLE TO VIE-DEL

This acquisition positions Vie-Del as a leader in the high-colour concentrate business.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/constellation-sells-mega-purple-to-vie-del/

CELEBRITY DRINKS APP SEEKS CROWDFUNDING

GrapeStars is an online marketplace where celebrities can promote their drinks directly to their followers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/celebrity-drinks-app-seeks-crowdfunding/

TOP 10 BEST-SELLING WINE BRANDS

The following pages show the wine brands that dominate the global market for now.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/top-10-best-selling-wine-brands/

 

7 Unexpected Ways to Use Vermouth in Cocktails

As a low-ABV option, vermouth is even delicious on its own — or with a splash of sparkling water.

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-unexpected-vermouth-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c7e07fe75a-JULY_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c7e07fe75a-38937345&mc_cid=c7e07fe75a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

A Five-Minute Guide to Modern Wine Terms

Like so many fields and interests, the world of wine is booby-trapped with jargon.

https://www.broadsheet.com.au/national/food-and-drink/article/five-minute-guide-modern-wine-terms

 

In what ways do old and new wines smell and taste differently?

That depends greatly on the character of the wine, how young or old it is, and how it has been stored

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/in-what-ways-do-old-and-new-wines-smell-and-taste-differently

 

Making wine in Pembroke MA

Artis Winery in Pembroke makes half a dozen wines per year using grapes sourced from New York and California.

https://www.wickedlocal.com/photogallery/WL/20200706/NEWS/706009999/PH/1

Why don’t all wines have a vintage date on their label?

The year on the label lets us know when the majority of the grapes were grown and, consequently, the age of the wine in the bottle.

https://www-theglobeandmail-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/life/food-and-wine/article-why-dont-all-wines-have-a-vintage-date-on-their-label/

 

Never Serve Red Wine With Cheese And Other Nonsensical Wine And Food Pairings

Wine geeks firmly believe that there is a wine that matches up with absolutely everything, with the possible exception of Cheerios.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2020/07/07/never-serve-red-wine-with-cheese-and-other-nonsensical-wine-and-food-pairings/#2a01aa48dfb7

 

Tariffs on European Wine Backfire on US Wine Industry

The tariffs are now coming up for review by the US Trade Representative (USTR), who will decide whether to continue with the wine tariffs or cycle off wine and place the WTO awarded tariffs on other European products with the goal of pressuring the EU into ending the Airbus subsidies

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/07/08/tariffs-european-wine-backfire-us-wine-industry

 

CALIFORNIA HOTEL USES WINE-DELIVERING ROOM SERVICE ROBOT

Rosé, a three-foot robot which uses sensors to travel in the hotel’s lifts and corridors, can deliver groceries, towels and even pet treats to guests.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/california-hotel-uses-wine-delivering-room-service-robot/

What Winemakers Don’t Tell You About Making Wine

Let’s talk about what don’t winemakers tell you about making wine!

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/what-winemakers-dont-tell-you-about-making-wine/?utm_campaign=winemakers-dont-tell-you-started-at-moscato-color-of-wine&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

5 Easy Garnishes to Elevate Your At-Home Cocktails

Garnishes are a low-stakes investment with a quick and easy return.

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-easy-garnishes-home-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5628486ede-JULY_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5628486ede-38937345&mc_cid=5628486ede&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How We Taste Wine Today

The tasting note, which is widely used to communicate about wine, is a promise of a distinct form of aesthetic pleasure.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/07/09/how-we-taste-wine-today/

 

CAMERON DIAZ LAUNCHES ‘CLEAN’ WINE BRAND

Called Avaline, the range comprises of two organic wines – a Spanish white and a French rosé, which went on sale across the US this week.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/cameron-diaz-launches-clean-wine-brand/

 

Beer … who are the big guys? And who are the largest small guys?

So we have two lists for you. The first shows the top 10 worldwide brands. The second, which I find more interesting, shows the top domestic brands – and there are craft firms in the top 10.

https://democratherald.com/blogs/jim-day/beer-who-are-the-big-guys-and-who-are-the-largest-small-guys/article_65f8b37e-54e4-50fe-922f-8d987af40745.html

 

New Wine

Sonoma County-based Benovia winery has introduced Courageous Care Pinot Noir, a new bottling that honors those fighting Covid-19 and will raise funds for groups like Feeding America and Direct Relief. Retailing at $40, Courageous Care is a blend of fruit from two of Benovia’s Russian River Valley vineyards. A percentage of proceeds from every purchase will go to Feeding America, a national network of food banks, and Direct Relief, which provides personal protective equipment to medical teams.

Anheuser-Busch to Pay Record $5 Million Offer In Compromise for Trade Practice Violations Tied to Sports and Entertainment Sponsorships

Additionally, A-B’s importer and wholesaler permits were suspended for two days in Littleton, Colorado, and four days in Denver.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/anheuser-busch-to-pay-record-5-million-offer-in-compromise-for-trade-practice-violations-tied-to-sports-and-entertainment-sponsorships

 

WHAT’S WRONG WITH “WINE EDUCATION”

The question of how we teach people about wine intersects with a preoccupation of mine, which is the task of using language in service of something to which it doesn’t seem intended

https://www.terrytheise.com/post/what-s-wrong-with-wine-education

 

How Wine Gets Bubbly: Traditional Method vs. Charmat Method

Two most common sparkling winemaking techniques

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-101-sparkling-wine/

 

 

Wine labeling controversy triggers class action lawsuit

Copper Cane LLC, based in Rutherford, Calif., purchases winegrapes from more than 40 Oregon vineyards to make Pinot noir and rosé under the brand name Elouan

https://www.capitalpress.com/ag_sectors/orchards_nuts_vines/wine-labeling-controversy-triggers-class-action-lawsuit/article_07e66cc4-c200-11ea-ab2c-e73175c6f8ff.html

New Wine Producing Region Recognized on Vancouver Island

A new area recognized for their grape-growing and winemaking on the label – the Cowichan Valley.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/07/10/new-wine-producing-region-recognized-on-vancouver-island

 

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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

Sounds pretty good these days.

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July 13, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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07-13-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

You Won’t Believe These 15 Weird and Unusual Uses for Wine

How Hard Seltzer Won Over American Taste Buds

Top 10 best-selling Indian whisky brands

 

 

How to Make Clericó, Uruguay’s Signature Sangria

The fruity wine spritz is enjoyed at weddings, holiday parties or just to commemorate a picture-perfect day by the sea.

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/clerico-uruguay-sangria-recipe/

CALIFORNIAN GRAPE GROWERS COULD SUFFER $437M LOSSES

Off-premise retail and winery cellar door and online sales will not be able to make up for on-premise losses.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/06/californian-grape-growers-could-suffer-437m-losses/

Nitro Beer Is Nudging Its Way Onto Store Shelves Near You

Nitrogen has been known to play well with amber alesIPAs, and even fruit beers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/nitro-beer-near-you/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8b3d0939f5-JUNE_29_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8b3d0939f5-38937345&mc_cid=8b3d0939f5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Do you savor high-end tequila? Gallo Winery of Modesto is importing another brand

Don Fulano chose Gallo to be the exclusive U.S. importer of its products from Jalisco, Mexico. Suggested retail prices for the five versions range from $50 to $190.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/article243834837.html

Prosecco Thinks Pink, But Not Everyone is Happy

The Prosecco DOC Consortium recently announced that Italy’s most popular sparkler will now come in pink.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/29/is-rose-prosecco-good/

This Much-Needed Product Can Now Be Made From Wine

These wine businesses have turned to the currently lucrative and in-demand market of sanitisers.

https://www.unreservedmedia.com/now-your-wine-can-be-turned-into-sanitiser/

Everything About Decanting Different Wines and the Time Behind Them

Basically, decanting is the process of transferring the wine from its bottle to another vessel called a decanter to introduce air to the wine and to separate it from its sediments.

https://advancedmixology.com/blogs/art-of-mixology/decanting-wines-and-time-behind-them

Unsold Guinness beer used to fertilize Christmas trees during the lockdown

As more and more kegs of unused beer started to pile up, these companies were forced to find safe ways to get rid of the stale drink.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/unsold-guinness-beer-feed-christmas-trees-during-the-lockdown

The 10 best-selling world whisky brands

Innovation was apparent across the world whisky board in 2019, with new flavours, cask maturation methods and creative bottle designs coming from a wide assortment of brands

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/06/the-10-best-selling-world-whisky-brands/

Why Vermouth Is the Under-Heralded Hero of the Home Bar

For far too long, the fortified wine sat on home bar shelves, collecting dust.

https://vinepair.com/articles/vermouth-hero-home-bar/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4a9de6a956-JUNE_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4a9de6a956-38937345&mc_cid=4a9de6a956&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What’s holding up wine shipping in the US?

Liquor regulation is still governed by the 100-year-old political compromise that ended Prohibition.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/whats-holding-wine-shipping-us

The Wine Group Unveils Cupcake LightHearted, An Alternative Concept That Aims To Create A New Category

The Wine Group has entered the low-calorie, low-alcohol drinks market with Cupcake LightHearted. The new line is packaged in 750-ml. bottles and retails at $10. It comes in at around 80 calories per 5-ounce serving, with 8% abv and less than one gram of sugar. LightHearted is aimed at health-conscious consumers looking for an alternative to hard seltzers and other lower-alcohol drinks.

Cupcake LightHearted includes California-sourced Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Rosé, and Pinot Grigio. The company notes that, per serving, LightHearted has 20% fewer calories than the typical hard seltzer, which clocks in at around 100 calories. “We see this not as a replacement to wine, but as an opportunity to expand usage occasions,” Wine Group CMO Jeff Dubiel told SND.

The wines are made from grapes harvested at a variety of brix levels, plus wines that have had their alcohol reduced through a filtration process that Dubiel said allows them to retain much of their character. For the final product, the reduced alcohol wines are blended back into the lots harvested at specific brix levels.

The Wine Group will focus on distributor education and marketing for this year, before making a big move toward consumers in early 2021. “July through December is all distribution and trial. It’s a lot of hyper-targeted pre-shop and post-shop digital, plus in store activations, point of sale merchandising, and so on,” said Dubiel. “Phase two, after we’ve built distribution, is a national consumer communications launch. We’ve got a multi-million dollar advertising campaign lined up.”

The company sees LightHearted as an opportunity to develop a new category, not just an extension of the Cupcake brand. “If you can truly get to something that starts to look like what the beer guys did in the seventies and what the soda folks did much earlier than that, then I think it’s going to unlock a lot of potential growth,” he said. Including both still and sparkling wines, Cupcake has U.S. volume of approximately 2.7 million cases, according to Impact Databank.

How to spot a corked wine

This is a real problem for consumer and producer alike and lots of you will surely have come across it in your wine exploits over the years.

https://www.stanlakepark.com/blogs/news/how-to-spot-a-corked-wine

What Are The Dangers of Drinking Cooking Wine?

Most people believe that since alcohol has a lower boiling point than that of water, most dishes prepared with cooking wine won’t even be slightly intoxicating.

https://www.sunshinebehavioralhealth.com/dangers-of-drinking-cooking-wine/

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

DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER SPIRIT SALES: WHY SO HARD?

Online purchasing of almost everything has been growing for years, including wine. But, spirits have only just begun to enter the direct shipment world with lots of obstacles and constraints. How come?

http://www.boozebusiness.com/direct-to-consumer-spirit-sales-why-so-hard

How the U.S. and Canada Almost Destroyed Wine

How, in very different ways, the U.S. and Canadian governments almost destroyed their respective wine industries.

https://wineeconomist.com/2020/06/30/independence-day/

 

Top nine best-selling Cognac and brandy brands

The world’s best-selling Cognacs and brandies on the market today.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/07/top-nine-best-selling-cognac-and-brandy-brands/

 

Hanover MA votes down Market Basket liquor license request

 

Great Example OF Town And Residents Supporting Small Business

Residents said the liquor store would destroy local businesses and that the town already blocked a proposal years ago from Total Wine and More to open a liquor store.

“allowing Market Basket to compete with the three liquor stores in Hanover would be “pushing out people with established roots.”

https://www.patriotledger.com/news/20200630/hanover-votes-down-market-basket-liquor-license-request-approves-64-million-budget

The 25 Beers You Need to Try Before You Die

How many have you tried?

https://gearpatrol.com/2020/06/30/beers-to-try-before-you-die/

Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon Was Born in Japan

It was a product of savvy American marketing efforts to save a sinking bourbon business, and Japanese receptive good taste.

https://vinepair.com/articles/blantons-single-barrel-bourbon-japan/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3259ed0613-JULY_1_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3259ed0613-38937345&mc_cid=3259ed0613&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Need a Substitute for White Wine? We have 7 Stand-ins That Will Do The Trick

To find a suitable substitute for white wine, it helps to have a sense of what role it plays in the recipe you’re using.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/substitute-white-wine-7-stand-000000116.html

Huge Wine Frauds Uncovered in Europe

The inquiry centers on the involvement of two of Spain‘s biggest wine companies in the fraudulent labelling of young wine as aged Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva Valdepeñas DO wines.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/07/huge-wine-frauds-uncovered-in-europe

 

The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2020

The brands on the list were chosen by Drinks International’s academy of global drinks buyers and wine experts, including professionals from 48 different countries.

https://drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/8937/The_World_s_Most_Admired_Wine_Brands_2020:_Catena_Zapata_named_best_winery.html

 

Mary J. Blige Just Dropped a New Wine Label

Goddess Wines is billed as “an exclusive collection of limited-edition wines” created in partnership between the singer and Italy’s Fantinel Winery.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/mary-j-blige-wine-sun-goddess-rose

 

The Wine Bath Bluetooth Speaker

If you are one of the many people who like to have a glass of wine while in the bath or shower this product is perfect for you! You can now listen to your favorite tunes while relaxing with a glass of vino and taking a bath!

http://gabbagoods.com/the-wine-bath-bluetooth-speaker/

Is The Wine Industry Racist?

Is the wine industry in America racist?

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/06/is-the-wine-industry-racist/

Pernod plans app to remove hate speech online

The app will allow people affected by hate speech on social media to identify and report content they find offensive directly to brands and companies.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/07/pernod-plans-app-to-remove-hate-speech-online/

Top 10 best-selling Indian whisky brands

In recent years, Indian whisky’s top players have performed strongly after recovering from a period of uncertainty.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/07/top-10-best-selling-indian-whisky-brands-2/

Pairing barbecue courses with beer

Craft beer pairs remarkably well with food of all kinds, from hot dogs and potato chips to filet mignon and truffle frites.

https://www.bendbulletin.com/lifestyle/pairing-barbecue-courses-with-beer/article_40aad1a2-ba63-11ea-b0a1-d342cf7f4bf7.html

How Hard Seltzer Won Over American Taste Buds

Last year’s growth in the category exploded, with retail sales reaching nearly $1.3 billion. Analysts believe it will be worth $2.5 billion by 2021.

https://www.palmbeachillustrated.com/hardseltzer/

6 Italian White Wines That Are Hugely Underrated

Let’s take a look at some great Italian white wines that deserve their day in the sun.

https://winefolly.com/tips/6-italian-white-wines-that-are-underrated/?utm_campaign=7%2F2%2F2020%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Italian%20White%2C%20Choose%20Light%20White%20Wines%2C%20Tasting%20Glass&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

Why Americans are buying more boxed wine during COVID-19

Some stores temporarily have sold out. Some consumers are even daring to admit they buy it.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/07/02/boxed-wine-rises-occasion-big-sales-growth-during-pandemic/5353975002/

A Five-Minute Guide to Popular Wine Varieties

Grape varieties are as good a place as any to start.

https://www.broadsheet.com.au/national/food-and-drink/article/five-minute-guide-popular-wine-varieties

A Quick Guide to German Riesling

Cultivated throughout the country’s 13 wine regions, it mirrors the fascinating diversity of local terroir.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/07/02/quick-german-riesling-guide/

You Won’t Believe These 15 Weird and Unusual Uses for Wine

Here are 15 interesting things you can do with leftover wine!

https://www.cookist.com/you-wont-believe-these-15-weird-and-unusual-uses-for-wine/

Is it possible to “fix” cork-tainted wine with plastic wrap?

PVC does seem to remove some of the TCA

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/is-it-possible-to-fix-cork-tainted-wine-with-plastic-wrap-how-does-that-work

 

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Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 07-06-20

July 6, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

07-06-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to match wines with pasta

Why Beer, Like Red Wine, Can Be Good for Your Health

11 Most Popular Tropical Cocktail Recipes

 

 

The 3 Best Wine Making Kits

Picking out a wine making kit can be intimidating.

https://www.bustle.com/p/the-3-best-wine-making-kits-22868418

What is The Purpose of Stemless Wine Glasses?

The stemless wine glass is basically the same as the stemmed wine glass, just without the stem and the foot.

https://advancedmixology.com/blogs/art-of-mixology/purpose-of-stemless-wine-glasses

5 Basic Tips for Pairing Wine with Food

These basic tips should serve you when you need to choose a good wine to pair with your dishes.

https://www.lacucinaitaliana.com/italian-food/hacks/how-to-choose-right-wine

Want to try wine facial? Here are the steps to follow

Well, we’ve got for you a new one to try at the comfort of your home. We’re talking about red wine facial.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/beauty/want-to-try-wine-facial-here-are-the-steps-to-follow/photostory/76464171.cms?picid=76464236

Too soon for return of returnables? Some think so

Fears of infection are just one problem on a list of issues with the state-mandated program. Environmentalists, on the other hand, continue the push for legislation that includes more types of containers.

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/too-soon-for-return-of-returnables-some-think-so,607563

Top 10 spirits brands on social media

Many brands rely on social media platforms as their major communication channel to reach their target audiences.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/06/top-10-spirits-brands-on-social-media-5/

The 8 Best Cocktail Mixer Brands, Tasted and Ranked

Enjoying a high-quality cocktail at home no longer requires a costly investment in bittersliqueurs, and obscure base spirits.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-cocktail-mixers-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4f593a71eb-JUNE_23_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4f593a71eb-38937345&mc_cid=4f593a71eb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Five Easy Mojito Recipe Riffs

So close your eyes, imagine a Cuban beach on a balmy afternoon, and try out these five fruity Mojito variations

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-best-mojito-recipe-riffs/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4f593a71eb-JUNE_23_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4f593a71eb-38937345&mc_cid=4f593a71eb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Study Finds Sivanto Insecticide – Used on 20% of California Wine Grape Acreage – Toxic to Bees

In California, wine grape growers applied 123,928 pounds of flupyradifurone (Sivanto) in 2017 (most recent data available) on 114,704 acres of wine grape vineyards. That is 20 percent of all vineyards in the state.

http://winecountrygeographic.blogspot.com/2020/06/bees.html

Where in the US are the biggest wine drinkers? Not California apparently, data shows

Idahoans were drinking far more wine per capita than any other state. Washington, D.C., earned the No. 2 spot with about 1.02 gallons of ethanol.

https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/northwest/idaho/article243716022.html

10 Ways To Spice Up Your Interest In Wine

It’s about finding new ways to engage and exploring new pathways. It’s about welcome distractions, and turning them into something less transitory.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/06/23/10-ways-to-spice-up-your-interest-in-wine-part-one/#1171225a5995

Part 2

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/06/24/10-ways-to-spice-up-your-interest-in-wine-part-two/#576a337d2cf3

Do Wine-Opening Hacks from the Internet Actually Work?

There are different hacks out there for opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew, like using a shoe

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-school-wine-opening-hacks

Prestigious Wine Organization Drops Use of Term ‘Master’

The organization, the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, wants to be more inclusive. Some black wine experts say the recent changes aren’t enough.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/22/us/wine-master.html

Expand Your Vino Knowledge With These Top Online Wine Courses

Public interest in learning more about the world of wine is rapidly growing

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-online-wine-courses/

How Big Wine Producers Dominate the Marketplace

In spite of all the talk these days about farm-to-table and farmers markets, the vast majority of products we purchase and consume are controlled by mega companies.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/how-big-wine-producers-dominate-the-marketplace/

This Is the Best Wine for Your Zodiac Sign, According to an Astrologer

Best wine to drink for your zodiac sign. Give these grapes a try—you might just find your new favorite wine!

http://www.eatingwell.com/article/7825850/best-wine-for-your-zodiac-sign-according-to-an-astrologer/

The Weirdest Wine Policy Ever

Wine was promoted as essentially French and essential to Frenchness.

https://nuvomagazine.com/daily-edit/the-weirdest-wine-policy-ever

Cabernet Sauvignon: The World’s Most Planted Grape Variety

Are wine consumers still infatuated by Cabernet Sauvignon?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2020/06/22/cabernet-sauvignon-the-worlds-most-planted-grape-variety/#205212375dfc

9 Reasons the Dark ‘n Stormy® Will Stand the Test of Time

The drink celebrates this year’s special 40th anniversary, four decades after Goslings first registered a trademark on the cocktail’s name.

https://vinepair.com/articles/9-reasons-the-dark-n-stormy-will-stand-the-test-of-time/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4d78726a98-JUNE_24_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4d78726a98-38937345&mc_cid=4d78726a98&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Great Grape Graft That Saved the Wine Industry

If American culture has spread across the surface of the globe, it’s also found under the earth: in the great grape stocks that endangered, then saved the European wine industry in the nineteenth century.

https://daily.jstor.org/the-great-grape-graft-that-saved-the-wine-industry/

The world’s 10 best-selling vodka brands

The size of the category remains remarkably impressive.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/06/the-worlds-10-best-selling-vodka-brands/

Consumers Can Distinguish Between Bitter Tastes In Beer — Doesn’t Alter Liking

It seems they just like beer, regardless of the source of the bitterness.

https://scienmag.com/consumers-can-distinguish-between-bitter-tastes-in-beer-doesnt-alter-liking/

 

The Best Virtual Wine Vacations to Enjoy Right Now

We asked these California estates how to recreate the tasting-room experience.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/a32894388/how-to-host-an-at-home-wine-tasting/

 

FRENCH COMPANY STOPPED FROM SELLING ‘NOSECCO’ NON-ALCOHOLIC FIZZ

The Prosecco DOC Consortium objected to the trademark in October 2018, leading to the UK’s Intellectual Property Office to reject an application to register the trademark ‘Nosecco’ on the grounds it is misleading and too closely associated with the Italian sparkler.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/06/prosecco-bosses-block-nosecco-trademark-for-non-alcoholic-fizz/

 

How high are Wine Taxes in Your State?

States tend to tax wine at a higher rate than beer but at a lower rate than distilled spirits due to wine’s mid-range alcohol content

https://taxfoundation.org/state-wine-tax-rates-2020/

Barolo Gets the Website it deserves

A new website offers an expert insight into one of Italy’s most prestigious wine regions.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/06/barolo-gets-the-website-it-deserves

Ultimate Guide To French Wine (Top 21 Wines, Regions, Terms)

French winemaking started in the 6th century BC after the Greek settlers colonized Southern Gaul. However, it was the Romans who planted vines in all the major wine regions in the 300s.

https://www.vinovest.co/blog/french-wine

Ultimate Guide To French Wine Regions (2020)

Each of the renowned French wine making regions are known for different grape varieties, unique indigenous terroir (environmental conditions), and their own special wines.

https://www.vinovest.co/blog/french-wine-regions

The (often) overlooked way to make money in wine

Almost every corner of the wine industry desperately needs highly skilled sales staff, particularly right now.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/marketing-wine-tourism/often-overlooked-way-make-money-wine

What (actually) makes Old World and New World wines different?

What’s that all about? What makes wines from these two “worlds” different? Are there any best wines for investment when comparing both?

https://www.altiwineexchange.com/news/old-new-world

Is Wine Acidic? Wine Acid Answers and Low Acid Wines

Yes, every wine is acidic. Though a wine’s acidity level depends on numerous factors.

https://home.binwise.com/blog/is-wine-acidic

 

 

Why Beer, Like Red Wine, Can Be Good for Your Health

Beer, better known for its symbol of empty-calorie indulgence — the Beer Belly — surprisingly offers some of the same health benefits as red wine.

https://hartfordhealthcare.org/about-us/news-press/news-detail?articleId=26724&publicid=395

 

It’s not local wine when you’re buying grapes from another state

So what happens when a craft beer producer moves into wine?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/you-cant-have-local-wine-when-youre-buying-grapes-from-another-state/

 

 

Non-Alcoholic Beer Regulation 101

The below summarizes the overall treatment of NA beer under US federal law, as well as examples of restrictions on direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipments imposed by certain states.

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c5a038c9-0300-4a6e-b160-a56f48c21bf1

 

Let’s Talk Whole Cluster Fermentation!

So, why is whole cluster so popular and how does it affect the quality of wine?

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/stemmy-wines-lets-talk-whole-cluster-fermentation/

 

 

11 Most Popular Tropical Cocktail Recipes

With flavors of pineapple, coconut, hibiscus, and more, these 11 recipes will surely transport you to temporary paradise.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-best-tropical-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=171888db28-JUNE_26_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-171888db28-38937345&mc_cid=171888db28&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to match wines with pasta

Italians tend not to go for wines that are ultra-ripe or high in alcohol, and especially not with pasta

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/jun/26/how-to-match-wines-with-pasta-fiona-beckett

 

Cumberland Farms drops beer and wine ballot question in MA

The proposed ballot question to allow more stores to sell beer and wine will not appear on the ballot this fall and its backers will instead work to put the question before voters in 2022.

https://www.wwlp.com/news/state-politics/cumberland-farms-drops-beer-and-wine-ballot-question/

 

New Wine Credit Card

Wine lovers who purchase their favorite variety or vintage – regardless of brand – can earn their way to a treasure trove of wine-related rewards – from decanters and wine coolers to a Napa Valley wine tasting trip.

Earn Points Shopping At Franklin Liquors!!

https://grandreserverewards.com/

Dos Equis debuts 6-foot coolers built for socially-distanced beer drinking

If you’ve been yearning to crack open a cold one with a friend from a safe social distance, this might be just the device you’re looking for.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/dos-equis-6-foot-coolers-socially-distanced-beer-drinking

Cookbook Review: Frasca’s Friuli Food and Wine

70-some recipes are divided into three sections—Land, Sea, and Mountains—and focus largely on meat or pasta. Vegetables, fruit, and, frequently, mushrooms play supporting roles.

https://www.5280.com/2020/06/cookbook-review-frascas-friuli-food-and-wine/

 

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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

Sounds pretty good these days.

Shop Here

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 10:00am, 01:00PM and 7:00PM

And

Saturday at 01:00PM

Listen On i Tunes

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http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

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Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School (First In MA)

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

Spanish Wine Scholar SWS-Wine Scholar Guild

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