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Liquor Industry News 05-25-20

May 25, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

05-25-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

As wine industry booms, craft beer is struggling

Tequila brands pushing the boundaries of sustainability

5 Subtle Signs You’re Drinking Too Much Wine

 

 

Multiple choice test reveals the types best suited to your tastes based on your choice of fruit, dinner and dessert

The experts behind wine app Pingza have shared a test that will help reveal the type of wine you are most likely to enjoy based on your love of other food and drink.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8269283/Palate-test-app-reveals-wine-youre-likely-enjoy-based-favourite-food.html

How to Make Limoncello at Home

Limoncello, an Italian classic made with just a few easy-to-obtain ingredients (and a healthy dose of patience).

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/limoncello-recipe-diy-homemade/

Are Moldy Corks and Bottles Bad for Wine?

Have you ever looked in your wine refrigerator or cellar and noticed a bit of mold? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, and your wine collection is not in trouble.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/02/24/can-mold-affect-wine/

Stocking your liquor cabinet like stocking a pantry

Whatever your goal, the trick to drawing out your inner bartender while staying home is to improvise and innovate, and above all, keep it simple.

https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/may/09/stocking-your-liquor-cabinet-like-stock/

11 Things You Should Know About Cruzan Rum

Its history spans the worlds of colonialism, Hurricane Maria, absurdly strong family ties, and some spicy competition with the aforementioned Captain.

https://vinepair.com/articles/cruzan-rum-flavors-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d5c329b779-MAY_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d5c329b779-38937345&mc_cid=d5c329b779&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The New Way to Aperitivo At Home

Whether you’ve experienced it in real time or have only seen it in movies, you know the vibe of a Aperitivo

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-new-way-to-aperitivo-at-home/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d5c329b779-MAY_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d5c329b779-38937345&mc_cid=d5c329b779&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Seltzer

Anheuser-Busch InBev is introducing Social Club Seltzer, a new brand of hard seltzers in classic cocktail flavors. Social Club is being distributed nationally in variety 12-packs and single-flavor 6-packs, with variants including an Old Fashioned, Sidecar, and Gimlet, all at 7% abv and with 150 calories a 12-ounce can. According to the company, “The alcohol comes from a cold-fermentation of sugar combined with purified water and cold-pressed fruits.” AB-InBev also markets hard seltzers under the Bon & Viv, Bud Light, and Natural Light brands.

11 Greatest Wine Movies & Documentaries Ever Made

Nothing can hold a candle to “Sideways,” the greatest wine movie ever made. Here’s my list.

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2020/05/wine-press-greatest-wine-movies-documentaries-ever-made.html

Augmented Reality From Every Australian Wine

Consumers with the Winerytale app will be able to scan almost any Australian wine to see the story of the wine and the winery come to life with stunning augmented reality.

Winerytale – the leading augmented reality wine platform

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/augmented-reality-from-every-australian-wine-301056653.html

So You Think You Know Malo?

Malolactic fermentation is often explained by describing the buttery, creamy notes it contributes to many Chardonnays.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/so-you-think-you-know-malo/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=87753173&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_xUiUw9m7dwQAN8e0E9mMaA6Ypw56UPtTGgV5NwmOiAs8TP6TwyBeePdLCTsFWmNpsfyUL6RogR4bObDGtf_is4gDGUkkbKFVFNnWRb2J877h-400&_hsmi=87753317

Wine & Medicine: An Enduring Historical Association

The story of wine is rife with pioneering winemaking doctors, and physicians over the millennia have made important contributions to wine writing and promotion, as consumers, producers, and prescribers.

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/articles/b/geoffrey-crawford/posts/wine-and-medicine

Most Americans claim to drink responsibly in lockdown

The Covid-19 crisis has not increased alcohol consumption during working hours for 84% of respondents.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/05/most-americans-claim-to-drink-responsibly-in-lockdown/

Post Malone Debuts New Rosé Wine, Maison No. 9

Newest project, Maison No. 9, a crisp French rosé that goes on sale next month.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/elvaramirez/2020/05/13/post-malone-debuts-new-ros-wine-maison-no-9/#5bb56a2c6e17

5 Subtle Signs You’re Drinking Too Much Wine

So if you’re experiencing any of these subtle signs you’re drinking too much wine, consider cutting back on your vino habits.

https://www.eatthis.com/drinking-too-much-wine/

Why Innovative Winemakers Are Adding Hops to Wine

Vintners are experimenting with dry-hopping their wines, creating exciting new wines that can exhibit the trademark aromas of many craft beers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/winemakers-adding-hops-to-wine/

Some Nifty Science to Help You Identify Wine Aromas

Behind those countless flavors we sniff is a molecule. It enters your nose, impacts your olfactory receptors, and generates a signal to your brain which tells us things like, “I’m smelling strawberry!”

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/some-science-to-wine-aromas/?utm_campaign=weekly-science-of-aromas-4-steps-of-tasting-aroma-chart&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

The 30 Best Bourbon Whiskeys for Every Budget (2020)

There’s a compelling argument to be made that bourbon is America’s most important spirit.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-bourbon-whiskeys-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8b30804605-MAY_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8b30804605-38937345&mc_cid=8b30804605&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Anatomy of a Perfect Cheeseboard

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you cheese? It’s absolutely time for a cheeseboard.

https://vinepair.com/articles/infographic-how-to-build-perfect-cheeseboard/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8b30804605-MAY_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8b30804605-38937345&mc_cid=8b30804605&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

14 Things You Should Know About Stolichnaya Vodka

Stolichnaya (stow-LEECH-na-ya), better known simply as Stoli, is a familiar bottle on the liquor store shelf, and one of the top-selling spirits brands in the world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/stolichnaya-vodka-elit-stoli-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8b30804605-MAY_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8b30804605-38937345&mc_cid=8b30804605&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Millennials are Interested in Wine. Is Napa Interested in Them?

75% of millennials surveyed in 2019 said they would spend more money on wine if they had it

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/13/millennials-wine-drink-napa/

The Best Wines to Pair with Sourdough Bread

Other drinks, too: bourbon works with sourdough, rum works with sourdough, mezcal works with sourdough… you get the picture.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-editor-pair-wine-sourdough-bread

5 Sparkling Wine Cocktails to Make at Your Next Party

While sparkling wine can be enjoyed on its own in chilled champagne flutes, it’s also a great addition to a wide array of mixed cocktails.

https://www.masterclass.com/articles/sparkling-wine-cocktails-to-make-at-your-next-party

Ready-to-Drink Booze Is Winning the Stay-at-Home Drinking Game

While making a drink at a well-stocked home bar can be a joy for some, it turns out that others find happiness in popping open a single-serving can before the Zoom happy hour. And it’s cheaper, too.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-14/canned-wines-and-mixed-drinks-are-winning-stay-at-home-drinking

 

The World Is Thirsty For Sparkling Wines, But Which Are The Winners?

The world now produces 2.5 billion bottles or sparkling wine. This is just under 8% of the world’s total wine production of 32.5 billion bottles.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2020/05/08/the-world-is-thirsty-for-sparkling-wines-but-which-are-the-winners/#62609e0e69c0

 

3 Fun & Easy Prosecco Cocktails

Making a Cocktail is an enjoyable experience, especially when you have a professional Cocktail Kit and a load of ingredients to experiment with.

https://new.glassofbubbly.com/3-fun-easy-prosecco-cocktails/

 

Tequila brands pushing the boundaries of sustainability

This past year, a number of Tequila brands have upped the ante when it comes to creating a more sustainable sector – which could prove to be crucial to the category’s long‐term success.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/05/the-tequila-brands-championing-sustainability/

 

The 20 Best Free Online Games You Can Turn Into Drinking Games

There’s a huge spectrum of games available, from classic board games and card games, to online versions of tried-and-true drinking games we all (vaguely) remember from our college days.

https://vinepair.com/articles/20-best-online-drinking-games/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=019e8d3338-MAY_15_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-019e8d3338-38937345&mc_cid=019e8d3338&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New RTD

Martini & Rossi, part of the Bacardi portfolio, has launched two new frozen RTD cocktails, Frozé and Frosecco. The 6.5% abv wine cocktails come in 10-ounce packages and can be consumed right from the pouch or poured into glasses. Both are made from Italian wine with natural fruit flavors added and do not contain artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup. Martini & Rossi Frozé and Frosecco are now available across the U.S. for $4 a pouch.

 

Understanding Wind, an Underappreciated Part of Wine

Whatever happens, you often can taste “the wind” in your glass.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/14/wind-wine-vineyard/

What Wine Tasting Rooms Will Be Like For the Foreseeable Future

When it finally happens, visiting a tasting room in wine country will look a lot different than it does today

https://www.vinography.com/2020/05/what-wine-tasting-rooms-will-be-like-for-the-foreseeable-future

 

Is there such a thing as bad wine?

Some wines are just not very well made : as with chefs, winemakers can be good or bad at their jobs.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/may/15/bad-wine-good-wine-fiona-beckett

 

LET’S HEAR IT FOR OHIO: THE BUCKEYE STATE IS THE SIXTH LARGEST WINE PRODUCING STATE IN THE UNITED STATES.

The influx of German immigrants to the Ohio Valley guaranteed him success, as they liked his style of wines

http://www.spiritedbiz.com/lets-hear-it-for-ohio-the-buckeye-state-is-the-sixth-largest-wine-producing-state-in-the-united-states/

 

As wine industry booms, craft beer is struggling

Craft beer, particularly brews made by small, artisan producers, is often consumed in bars, restaurants, tap rooms and brew pubs — all of which have closed in many communities across the United States.

https://www.concordmonitor.com/Craft-brewers-upended-by-COVID-19-closure-of-tap-rooms-bars-34335645

 

Ten Myths About Wine That Waste Your Time And Maybe A Lot Of Your Money

Here are ten myths that will save you embarrassment and even some cash.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2020/05/15/ten-myths-about-wine-that-waste-your-time-and-maybe-a-lot-of-your-money/#2e94024c4465

14 Of The Best Wine Subscriptions For Every Type Of Drinker

Here’s a look at the best wine subscriptions for everyone from the casual wine drinker to the serious collector.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbes-personal-shopper/2020/05/15/best-wine-subscriptions-for-2020/#5a56017878bf

I think there’s broken glass inside my wine bottle. How did that happen?

I’m guessing that it was not broken glass that you saw, but actually a harmless and naturally occurring tartrate crystal

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/i-think-there-s-broken-glass-inside-my-wine-bottle-how-did-that-happen

 

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

 

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Liquor Industry News 05-18-20

May 18, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

05-18-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The 4 Best Wine Sulfite Removers

5 tips on how to store your craft beer for maximum flavor

What Is Cristalino Tequila?

 

 

AB INBEV WINS LATEST LEGAL BATTLE AGAINST MOLSON COORS

Molson Coors launched a legal battle against its larger rival AB InBev in 2019, after the latter criticised the former for brewing with corn syrup.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/ab-inbev-wins-latest-legal-battle-against-molson-coors/

US LOCKDOWN ALCOHOL SALES: THE LATEST TRENDS

Overall, total alcohol sales in the US off-trade are up 16% during the overall lockdown period compared to 2019, although the figure for the latest week is slightly down, just 0.6%, on the previous week.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/usa-lockdown-alcohol-sales-the-latest-trends/

The 30 Best Tequilas for Every Budget

For those looking to stock up on booze now — or ever — tequila offers a broad range of options.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-tequilas-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4e9f0612e2-MAY_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4e9f0612e2-38937345&mc_cid=4e9f0612e2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Most Admired Wine Brands are very different this year

What is a “most admired” wine brand?

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2020/05/the-most-admired-wine-brands-are-very.html

Redemption centers for bottles, cans remain closed during COVID-19 emergency

With the COVID-19 pandemic already placing retail workers and customers at risk, stores have closed their bottle and can redemption centers until the crisis passes.

Although the store makes money when the containers are redeemed, changes should be made if redeeming them during a global health emergency puts people at risk.

https://www.telegram.com/news/20200503/redemption-centers-for-bottles-cans-remain-closed-during-covid-19-emergency

 

Jean-Charles Boisset—Biodynamic Wine Wizard Of Burgundy And California

Boisset Collection that includes dozens of international wineries associated with choice terroirs in Burgundy, the Rhone Valley and Beaujolais in France, as well as in Napa and Sonoma valleys in California.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2020/05/05/jean-charles-boisset-biodynamic-wine-wizard-of-burgundy-and-california/#79d795a32e30

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https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/shop

 

 

People drink less if presented with more no-ABV options

According to the results of an online experiment by the University of Bristol, in the UK, when the number of non-alcoholic drinks available was greater than alcoholic options, 49% of those surveyed chose a non-alcoholic drink.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/05/people-drink-less-if-presented-with-more-no-abv-options/

‘There’s absolutely nothing’: locked-down Mexico grapples with national beer shortage

Beer production in Mexico was halted more than a month ago as health officials declared brewing a “non-essential” activity.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/mexico-beer-shortage-coronavirus

 

Savvy Sauvignon Blanc Substitutes

When it comes to finding an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, you have to think about what people love about it in the first place.

https://winefolly.com/tips/savvy-sauvignon-blanc-substitutes/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter-substitutes-for-sauvignon-blanc-alternatives-to-syrah-what-wine-poster&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

MAN ARRESTED AFTER BIZARRE WINE TANKER HEIST

A Californian man has been arrested after he climbed underneath a moving wine tanker in his underwear, unscrewed a valve, and proceeded to drink from the vessel.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/man-arrested-after-bizarre-wine-tanker-heist/

 

TOP TIPS ON PAIRING BURGUNDY WITH CHINESE FOOD

In Chinese fine dining restaurants, wine pairings have already become an emerging practice. You may wonder if it also works with home-cooked Chinese food. BIVB (Bourgogne Wine Board) shares its insight to inspire your next meal plan.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/top-tips-on-pairing-burgundy-with-chinese-comfort-food/

 

What Is Cristalino Tequila?

Cristalino tequila is the newest and fastest growing category of tequila in the world

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-cristalino-tequila/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=954183c366-MAY_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-954183c366-38937345&mc_cid=954183c366&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 4 Best Wine Sulfite Removers

The best wine sulfite removers can filter or neutralize significant amounts of sulfites in a quick and convenient way

https://www.bustle.com/p/the-4-best-wine-sulfite-removers-22845171

 

5 tips on how to store your craft beer for maximum flavor

This seems the ideal time to revisit ways to keep your beer tasting its best with a few simple tips on what to do — and definitely not do — with your brews.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/05/07/5-tips-on-how-to-store-your-craft-beer-for-maximum-flavor/

 

An Insider’s Guide to a World-Famous German Wine Region

Of Germany’s 13 regions for quality winemaking, the Mosel may be the most renowned.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/07/best-german-wine-mosel-guide/

 

The Wine World is Prejudiced Against Higher Alcohols

If you list an alcohol level of 14% or lower, you have to be only accurate to within 1.5%

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2020/05/the_wine_world_is_prejudiced_a.html

Bad wine and bottle variation

It means that average wine consumers occasionally get stuck with bad wines. Most do not know it.

https://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/dan-berger-on-wine-bad-wine-and-bottle-variation/article_362094b3-163e-55ee-a779-95220a7b9093.html

Chianti Classico launches a regional portal

The Chianti Classico consortium has launched a digital platform on behalf of its members, creating a portal where consumers can find information about individual estates

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/chianti-classico-launches-regional-portal

Massachusetts’s breweries honor hospitality workers with ‘All Together’ beer

Twenty Massachusetts breweries have adopted an open beer recipe known as the “All Together” collaboration to show support for workers in the hospitality industry.

https://www.masslive.com/worcester/2020/05/massachusetts-breweries-honor-hospitality-workers-with-all-together-beer.html

Here’s how to decode those confusing labels

Pick up the nearest wine bottle and try to see what it’s telling you about the wine that is — or was — inside.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/wine-101-heres-how-to-decode-those-confusing-labels/2020/05/08/a631d86c-8f8f-11ea-a9c0-73b93422d691_story.html

Does it matter what material wine shelves are made out of?

Metal shelves are fine to use. They will, however, conduct cool or warm temperatures more rapidly than other surfaces.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/does-it-matter-what-material-wine-shelves-are-made-out-of

 

 

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)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

 

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Liquor Industry News 05-11-20

May 11, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

05-11-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Experts say leaving a bottle of wine to breathe before drinking is ‘bunkum’

How to make White Claw slushies, TikTok’s new drink craze

How to pair that beer with the right food

 

Champagne Shipments To U.S. Hit A Milestone At 2 Million Cases

Champagne continues to do well in 2020, partially due to strong off-premise sales related to the Covid-19 virus

 

The 50 Most Popular Cocktails in the World in 2020

One of the big takeaways from this year’s list: The spirit of the Roaring ’20s is indeed making a comeback, with four of the six newcomers to the list boasting Prohibition-era pedigrees.

https://vinepair.com/articles/50-most-popular-cocktails-world-2017/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=165fdd6fef-APRIL_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-165fdd6fef-38937345&mc_cid=165fdd6fef&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

12 Things You Should Know About Laphroaig

No, the name doesn’t mean “The Phroaig.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/laphroaig-10-scotch-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=165fdd6fef-APRIL_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-165fdd6fef-38937345&mc_cid=165fdd6fef&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Future of wine labels is in reflecting the drinker

A shift from traditional appellation-based, heritage and winery-focused labels to those that are “more about the market” will be hastened in the wake of the pandemic if wine is to compete with rivals drinks categories.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/27024/Future_of_wine_labels_is_in_reflecting_the_drinker,_says_Cox.html

 

How well do you know the common European wine-making regions?

The EU is estimated to have about 43% of the world’s vineyard area.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2020/04/how-well-do-you-know-common-european.html

 

Size Matters: the World of Wine Bottles

Many bottle sizes out there whose names and/or capacities are even more esoteric

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/04/size-matters-the-world-of-wine-bottles

 

What Does “Freshness” Mean in Wine?

Sure, you know when a vegetable tastes fresh or has passed its prime, but what does freshness mean in wine?

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/24/fresh-wine-guide/

 

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING COULD PRECLUDE FOOT-TREADING FOR PORT

Concerns about how, with social distancing measures in place in Portugal, he could have workers lined-up treading grapes in lagares – the open, wide containers used for crushing the berries for Port.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/social-distancing-could-preclude-foot-treading-for-port/

 

THE TRUE COST

OF WINE

The cost of viticulture’s environmental impact when they make their wines.

https://lmarcher.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/WBI_120_p60_61_mimi_casteel.pdf

 

A Rare Trifecta for Vintage Port

If Vintage Port is known for one thing, it’s the stringent way in which its producers choose to declare a vintage. Port houses typically only produce Vintage Port two or three times a decade.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/a-rare-trifecta-for-vintage-port

 

During the Renaissance, Drinking Wine Was a Fight Against Physics

In Renaissance Italy, dining was serious business.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/unusual-wine-glasses

 

De Kuyper creates liqueur for Old Fashioneds

The Old Fashioned cocktail is typically made by stirring Bourbon, sugar and Angostura Bitters in a glass, before garnishing the drink with an orange peel.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/de-kuyper-creates-liqueur-for-old-fashioneds/

 

How to pair that beer with the right food

You could be enjoying a better meal by pairing the right beer with the right food. This is your guide to matching food with the perfect brew.

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/tech/problemsolved/2020/04/30/beer-pairing-what-eat-ipas-pilsners-stouts-and-pale-ales/3011080001/

 

We Asked 10 Drinks Pros: Which Tequila Offers the Best Bang for Your Buck?

As tequila’s popularity in the U.S. continues to grow, so too does the overwhelming selection and spectrum of styles available on the market. To help weed through the options

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-quality-tequila-brands-price/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1be4bb75b4-APRIL_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1be4bb75b4-38937345&mc_cid=1be4bb75b4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Concrete Egg Fermenters: Classic or Cracked Fad?

Let’s explore why some are so egg-cited about this ancient trend.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/concrete-egg-fermenters-classic-or-cracked-fad/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter-egg-fermenters-winemaking-glossary&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

How to make White Claw slushies, TikTok’s new drink craze

For TikTok’s latest recipe craze, aspiring mixologists are sharing their best fruit slushies with White Claw – and they’re super easy to make.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/how-to-make-white-claw-slushie-tik-tok

 

How to Choose the Best Cooking Wine for Pantry Dishes

It’s a myth that one should use only the lowest-quality bottle in the cellar when adding cooking wine to a dish.

https://www.invaluable.com/blog/cooking-wine/

A Guide to Wine Body: Light, Medium, and Heavy

One of the terms that you’ll hear if you head to a winery or look up the profile of a specific variety, is the body of the wine.

https://www.wtso.com/blog/a-guide-to-wine-body-light-medium-and-heavy/

Italian Wine Painter Reveals Which Reds Work Best

These days have been fruitful for wine-inclined artists

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/italian-wine-painter-reveals-which-reds-work-best-unfiltered

What Does “Texture” Mean in Wine?

When a professional calls a wine silky or textural, they refer to its mouthfeel. There are several reasons texture in wine matters.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/30/texture-wine-definitione/

US wine industry could lose $6 billion as a result of the coronavirus

The stay-at-home public health emergency orders that have been enacted across the country will hurt smaller wineries much more because they don’t have the leverage to get their vintages placed on supermarket shelves like the large wine companies.

https://www.petaluma360.com/entertainment/dining/10928434-181/us-wine-industry-could-lose

A Sommelier Answers 5 Things We’ve Always Wondered About Wine

From how to identify a dry wine, to how to taste wine at a restaurant, sommelier Victoria James answers our most pressing wine-related questions.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dry-wine-sommelier-answers-5-185029007.html

In pairing wine and food, experience is the best teacher

PAIRING wine with food has come to symbolize much of the intimidation, apprehension and pretension that, for many people, intrude on the elemental enjoyment of a good bottle

https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/lifestyle/food-drink/in-pairing-wine-and-food-experience-is-the-best-teacher

 

Does Aerating Wine Really Make A Difference?

You’ve seen decanters, you’ve seen people swirling their wines. It’s not just to be fancy

https://www.kosher.com/shows/video/707/does-aerating-wine-really-make-a-difference

 

Keystone Light plans to send birthday cakes and beer money to people who turn age 21 during quarantine

The brand this week kicked off a program to help those reaching legal drinking age while under stay-home-orders celebrate with a custom-made, home-delivered birthday cake in the shape of a Keystone can. It will be accompanied, naturally, by a $200 gift card to spend on Keystone Light.

https://www.molsoncoorsblog.com/keystone-light-plans-send-birthday-cakes-and-beer-money-people-who-turn-age-21-during-quarantine?sf233442562=1

 

Who first used corks in wine — and how did they get them out again before the invention of the corkscrew?

Having sealed the bottle with a cork, the next problem was how to remove it.

https://www-countrylife-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.countrylife.co.uk/food-drink/curious-questions-who-first-used-corks-in-wine-and-how-did-they-get-them-out-again-before-the-invention-of-the-corkscrew-214643/amp

 

Experts say leaving a bottle of wine to breathe before drinking is ‘bunkum’

The myth of letting it stand open for a period of time will have little or no effect on taste

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11530490/tasters-bottle-wine-breathe-drinking-bunkum/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 05-04-20

May 4, 2020

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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05-04-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

3 Ways To Learn More About Italian Wine

Disaronno creates Velvet cream liqueur

The 30 Best Hard Seltzers of 2020

 

POPE FRANCIS CENSORED FOR CALLING SCOTCH WHISKY ‘THE REAL HOLY WATER’

Footage of Pope Francis hailing Scotch as “the real water of life” emerged when the religious leader paid a visit to students at Rome’s Scots College last year.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/pope-francis-censored-for-calling-scotch-whisky-the-real-holy-water/

 

Wine Condoms

Wine condoms definitely get a few chuckles and smirks, but you’ll be surprised by how well they work. Crafted from food-grade latex, each one has an air-tight grip to keep your wine fresh.

https://robbreport-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/robbreport.com/lifestyle/product-recommendations/best-wine-stoppers-amazon-2914285/amp/

 

All the Different Types of Mezcal, Explained

Mezcal’s rich diversity makes it attractive to spirits aficionados, but this very same factor sets a high barrier of entry for those exploring the category, and who may be hesitant to invest in that first bottle.

https://vinepair.com/articles/different-types-mezcal-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e510eaa763-APRIL_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e510eaa763-38937345&mc_cid=e510eaa763&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The New and Complex Reality for Independent Fine Wine Retailers Mid-Pandemic

The National Association of Wine Retailers’ executive director shares key takeaways from a recent industry survey

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/tom-wark-on-the-new-and-complex-reality-for-independent-fine-wine-retailers-mid-pandemic/

Terroir in Wine — Somewhereness

Terroir has from the beginning been a concern of producers, critics and academics more than of consumers

https://medium.com/@brookslarry21/terroir-in-wine-somewhereness-1ddaf84a285

TTB Approved 182.8K Products Over Last Twelve Months through March 2020, An Increase of 9.5K

Wine: 123.4K products approved over the L12M

https://www.bw166.com/2020/04/20/ttb-approved-182-8k-products-over-last-twelve-months-through-march-2020-an-increase-of-9-5k-5-5/

The dark reason liquor stores are considered essential businesses

Closing liquor stores could be catastrophic for people with alcohol use disorder, or AUD. Withdrawal can be dangerous, especially at a time when hospitals and healthcare workers are stretched thin because of COVID-19.

https://www.businessinsider.com/liquor-stores-essential-businesses-heres-why-2020-4

Why wine movies keep falling flat

Robert Joseph considers Uncorked, Netflix’s new movie, and wonders if film-makers have missed something fundamental about wine.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/why-wine-movies-keep-falling-flat

The 30 Best Hard Seltzers of 2020

Here are the 30 best hard seltzers you can buy right now, tasted and ranked.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/30-best-hard-seltzers-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=09fa27c500-APRIL_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-09fa27c500-38937345&mc_cid=09fa27c500&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Calories, Carbs, and Alcohol in America’s Best-Selling Hard Seltzers

While no alcoholic beverage is “healthy,” most of these brands celebrate their low calories and carbs

https://vinepair.com/articles/calories-carbs-alcohol-best-selling-hard-seltzers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=09fa27c500-APRIL_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-09fa27c500-38937345&mc_cid=09fa27c500&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine With Mexican Food: Starting With The Basics

Here’s a guide that’ll take the guesswork out of pairing your favorite wine with Mexican food.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/wine-with-mexican-food-starting-with-the-basics/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter-mexican-wine-pairings-rose-styles-digital-maps-rerelease&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

Silver Oak Becomes First Winery to Earn Living Building Challenge Sustainability Certification

It has been certified a Living Building by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI)—the first winery and only the 25th project of any kind in the world to earn the designation.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/silver-oak-becomes-first-winery-to-earn-living-building-challenge-certification

Eight Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask About Spiked Seltzer, Hard Tea, and Other FMBs

Confused about the connection between hard seltzers and beer, not to mention the differences between hard tea and other spiked canned or bottled beverages?

https://vinepair.com/articles/spiked-seltzer-guide-definition-hard-tea/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=09fa27c500-APRIL_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-09fa27c500-38937345&mc_cid=09fa27c500&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What is a Beautiful Wine?

Does the wine world need the idea of beauty to explain what makes a great wine great?

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/04/22/what-is-a-beautiful-wine-1/

 

Jose Cuervo finishes Tequila in Irish whiskey barrels

The Tequila was matured for more than 12 months in new American oak barrels before spending four months in Irish single malt whiskey barrels from the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/jose-cuervo-finishes-tequila-in-irish-whiskey-barrels/

 

South African wine industry facing devastation

The South African government has banned domestic wine sales and shut down wine exports, leaving the industry haemorrhaging money.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/south-african-wine-industry-facing-devastation

 

Reasons To Choose Organic Wine

Even with “natural” wine so trendy these days, organic still isn’t something consumers seek out in droves.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanneobriencoffey/2020/04/22/for-earth-day-reasons-to-choose-organic-wine/#4a54ce7f1647

 

 

Disaronno creates Velvet cream liqueur

Described as having a “smooth texture”, the new Disaronno Velvet is bottled at 17% ABV – lower than the brand’s flagship variant, which has an alcohol strength of 28% ABV. Disaronno Velvet is recommended served over ice.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/disaronno-creates-velvet-cream-liqueur/

BUDWEISER REVIVES ‘WHASSUP’ AD FOR LOCKDOWN ERA

The original “whassup” ran from 1999 to 2002, and first aired on December 20, 1999.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/budweiser-revives-whassup-ad-for-lockdown-era/

Kegs are going bad as coronavirus keeps restaurants closed.

Beer sales rose 11.6% in the week ended April 11, according to Nielsen data, as consumers drink more at home. But the spike doesn’t benefit craft brewers as much because they rely on sales in restaurants and bars.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/24/coronavirus-kegs-are-going-bad-boston-beer-has-a-solution.html

3 Ways To Learn More About Italian Wine

Italy represents one of the more popular European countries for wine imports in the United States.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2020/04/21/3-ways-to-learn-more-about-italian-wine/#270084928a02

 

When You’re Done with Stress-Baking, Wine Sundaes Are Here for You

Two scoops of chocolate ice cream, whipped cream, and a cherry on top, but instead of any of the usual sundae toppings like hot fudge or caramel, her dad uses an ounce of red wine

https://www.thekitchn.com/wine-sundaes-quarantine-23029655

 

PERFECTLY PAIRING VEGAN WINE AND CHOCOLATE

If you’ve got chocolate on your mind, avoid some reds altogether; both red wine and chocolate have a bitter element that can clash.

https://vegnews.com/2020/4/a-wine-educator-s-secrets-for-perfectly-pairing-vegan-wine-and-chocolate

 

Wine’s Biggest Health Benefit Might Be Drinking with Friends

A new study suggests that drinking wine with friends offers more health benefits than drinking alone.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/wine-s-biggest-health-benefit-might-be-drinking-with-friends

 

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 04-27-20

April 27, 2020

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

04-27-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

Everything You Need to Know About Shaking Cocktails

A Quick Guide to Iranian Wine

Live our 360°, virtual reality Champagne experience

A thrilling virtual reality tour of Hillsides, Houses, and Cellars of the Champagne region recently listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the champagne region using our 360° Champagne application.

https://360.champagne.fr

 

TUSCAN WINERY EXPERIMENTS WITH GEORGIAN GRAPES TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

One variety in particular, which stands out, is Saperavi

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/tuscan-winery-experiments-with-georgian-grape-to-fight-climate-change/

 

Do different panellists (experienced, trained, consumers and experts) evaluate white wine in different ways?

The results of the sensory task completed by the different groups of panellists indicated that experience with a sensory method affected the results.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2020/04/12/do-different-panellists-experienced-trained-consumers-and-experts-evaluate-white-wine-in-different-ways/

 

Wine and Health: A Bio-Psycho-Social Perspective

If well-being is the sum of its parts, understanding the health benefits of wine calls for a holistic perspective.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/wine-and-health-a-bio-psycho-social-perspective/

 

Oak in winemaking; dissecting the origin, selection and science of barrels

For over 2000 years oak has been a fundamental component in the production, maturation and transport of wine.

https://wordonthegrapevine.co.uk/2020/04/15/lets-talk-about-oak/

 

What Are the Top Ten Free Online Wine Education Options?

One of the most fascinating aspects of wine, according to many wine aficionados, is that there is always something new to learn.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/04/14/what-are-the-top-ten-free-online-wine-education-options

 

How Pennsylvania became one of America’s most fascinating wine regions

Here’s the lowdown on the Keystone State

https://sommelierbusiness.com/en/articles/menu-intel-1/from-penns-vineyard-to-pinot-noir-how-pennsylvania-became-one-of-americas-most-fascinating-wine-regions-96.htm

 

Builder transforms his staircase into a WINE CELLAR

Wine enthusiasts are marvelling over a builder’s unique wine cellar design that incorporates drawers into the steps of a staircase.

https://www-dailymail-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8215693/amp/Builder-transforms-staircase-WINE-CELLAR.html

Essential apps for drinks enthusiasts

There are now plenty of apps available for the at-home bartender or on-the-go consumer who wants to find their next spirits purchase.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/essential-apps-for-drinks-enthusiasts/

Jameson creates digital platform for bartenders

The new Jameson Hosts trade engagement platform provides a space for members of the global bar industry to receive wellbeing support, enhance their technical knowledge and collaborate from their own homes through video content.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/jameson-creates-digital-platform-for-bartenders/

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Turns to Eco-Friendly Bottles

The new bottles will be lighter, reducing energy usage when shipping the wines across the nation.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/04/16/shannon-ridge-family-wines-turns-eco-friendly

The rules for cooking with wine, and how to make wine-braised beef short ribs

Cooking with wine with a low-and-slow cooked red wine-braised short rib recipe.

https://www.expressnews.com/food/recipes-cooking/article/The-rules-for-cooking-with-wine-and-how-to-make-15197275.php

How Might Resveratrol and Red Wine’s Antiaging Properties Work? Study Reveals New Possibilities

A regular glass of table wine contains about 0.5 to 1 milligram of resveratrol

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-might-resveratrol-and-red-wine-s-antiaging-properties-work

 

Franzia’s Boxed Wine Packaging Redesign “Jammed” Up in Trademark Dispute

JaM Cellars is the owner of trademarks relating to the word JAM used in wine products

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/franzia-s-boxed-wine-packaging-redesign-58728/

 

19 Crimes Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Entertainment Icon Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg kicks off the partnership with 19 Crimes first California wine, appropriately named ‘Snoop Cali Red’

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/04/15/19-crimes-announces-partnership-with-snoop-dogg

 

Buffalo Trace creates kosher-certified whiskeys

The new bottling’s, described as the “first authentic kosher whiskeys”, comprise of: Kosher Rye Recipe Bourbon, Kosher Wheat Recipe Bourbon and Kosher Straight Rye Whiskey.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/buffalo-trace-creates-kosher-certified-whiskeys/

 

Party Store, Package Store, or Liquor Store? The ABCs of America’s Alcohol Retailers

As Americans and U.S. residents, the myriad state laws dictating where and when we can buy our booze are complicated.

https://vinepair.com/articles/liquor-store-package-party-guide-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5dbdaf40b7-APRIL_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5dbdaf40b7-38937345&mc_cid=5dbdaf40b7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Boxed Wine and Vodka Made From CO2: The Green Future of Booze

A green movement is sweeping the wine and spirits world.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boxed-wine-vodka-made-co2-180931064.html

Helpful Podcasts for Wine Lovers

In the last few years podcasts have become one of the best sources for both education and entertainment on the Internet.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2020/04/15/helpful-podcasts-for-wine-lovers/#16c48a6533f1

 

Can I use a Coravin wine-preservation device to open a bottle of Champagne?

Definitely not. The folks at Coravin say their product should only be used on still wines. Please follow their advice!

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/can-i-use-a-coravin-wine-preservation-device-to-open-a-bottle-of-champagne

 

Nine Ways to Gear Up and Support Your Favorite Winery

During this time when you can’t go to your favorite wineries, you can still buy something to show your support, both physically and financially

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/16/best-winery-gear-shopping-guide/

 

Italian Sparkling Wines Abound In Impact’s “Hot Brands” List

Eight Italian wine brands earned Hot Brand honors this year, from a total of 16 imports.

https://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2020/04/16/25287/italian-sparkling-wines-abound-in-impacts-hot-brands-list/

 

WILL WINE IN TUBES BE THE NEXT BIG THING?

In collaboration with forward thinking Italian producer, Orion Wines, the ‘bag in tube’ wines are 100% recyclable and contain the equivalent of three 75cl bottles

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/will-wine-in-tubes-be-the-next-big-thing/

 

Everything You Need to Know About Shaking Cocktails

Here is everything you need to know to master the technique and improve your shaken cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-shake-cocktails-correctly-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ccdd8234b0-APRIL_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ccdd8234b0-38937345&mc_cid=ccdd8234b0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

AriZona Is Making a Hard Tea Spiked With Vodka

AriZona Hard Green Tea, a vodka-based, 5-percent ABV beverage, in Canada.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/arizona-spiked-vodka-hard-tea/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ccdd8234b0-APRIL_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ccdd8234b0-38937345&mc_cid=ccdd8234b0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

A Quick Guide to Iranian Wine

So while the wine scene has been very limited in Iran for the last 41 years, the region as a whole over the course of civilization has largely embraced the stuff.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/iranian-wine-in-us/

 

Is the coronavirus pandemic the beginning of changes to the three-tier system?

Will the success of Internet sales and restaurant delivery during the pandemic lead to changes that will make it easier for us to buy wine, beer, and spirits?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/is-the-coronavirus-pandemic-the-beginning-of-changes-to-the-three-tier-system/

 

You can use your Instant Pot to whip up batches of sour beer.

This method uses the Instant Pot’s yogurt function to promote bacteria growth (the good kind) to create refreshingly tart flavors in unfermented beer (wort).

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-brew-beer-in-your-instant-pot/

 

Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

Dwindling supplies of carbon dioxide from ethanol plants are sparking concern about shortages of beer, soda and seltzer water – essentials for many quarantined Americans.

https://mobile-reuters-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN2200G3

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 04-20-20

April 20, 2020

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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04-20-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Will Covid-19 Change Online Wine Forever?

7 of the Best Tequila Mixers

10 OF THE WORLD’S LOWEST CALORIE BEERS 2020

 

Pairing wine and hockey movies

Hockey seems to be no closer to coming back, but at least the liquor stores are deemed essential businesses in most places.

https://www.theicegarden.com/2020/4/4/21201245/pairing-wine-and-hockey-movies

Does drinking wine cause headaches?

Research has indicated that some wines, especially those on the sweet side, may play a role in the controversy due to higher sugar content.

https://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20200405/off-vine-does-drinking-wine-cause-headaches

Is Wine Fattening?

This article reviews the calories in wine, how it compares with other alcoholic drinks, and whether drinking too much of it can lead to weight gain.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-wine-fattening

The end of corked wine?

But the family-owned cork-making behemoth Amorim in Portugal says it has now developed a secret procedure to expel all TCA, thus saving the wine.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8191003/No-corked-wine-Secret-method-guarantees-bottles-NOT-spoil.html

Five reasons for trending Vegan Wine

Here are the five reasons why vegan wine is trending in 2020 and how beneficial it is to us

https://sflcn.com/the-trending-wine-story-5-reasons-why-vegan-wine-is-trending-in-2020/

5 things you never knew about wine

How much do you really know about wine?

https://www.bhg.com.au/5-things-you-never-knew-about-wine?category=food

10 OF THE WORLD’S LOWEST CALORIE BEERS 2020

There’s never been a better time to dive into the lower calorie/light beer market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/10-of-the-worlds-lowest-calorie-beers-2020/

 

6 of the Best Whiskey Mixers

As always, some experimentation may be in order to find what suits your taste best.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-best-whiskey-mixers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=22a24d5317-APRIL_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-22a24d5317-38937345&mc_cid=22a24d5317&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Keep an Opened Bottle of Wine Good for Days

Tips on how on keep that bottle good for more than a day

https://www.eater.com/2020/4/6/21206860/how-to-store-open-bottle-wine-tips-tools-kismet-kae-whalen

 

Does Beer Go Bad?

Everything you need to know to make sure your beer haul stays fresh.

https://gearpatrol.com/2020/04/08/how-long-does-beer-stay-fresh/

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Fortified Wines And How To Drink ‘Em

These hefty wines are created by adding a neutral grape spirit to a base wine to boost the booze content and give it a longer shelf life.

https://www.delish.com/entertaining/wine/a32054169/what-is-a-fortified-wine/

 

Can Virtual Wine Tastings Ever Really Substitute for Real-Life Interaction?

While virtual tastings don’t carry the logistical considerations like allowing for enough elbow room at the tasting bar, they also don’t replace the nuances of an in-person interaction.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/07/virtual-wine-tasting-guide/

 

Podcasts for Every Wine Lover, From Beginners to Experts

51% of the U.S. population listened to a podcast last year, and more than 30% listened monthly.

Don’t forget The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast!

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/07/wine-podcasts/

Why being a wine hipster is possibly not such a bad thing

The dictionary definition of a hipster is “a person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream” and given that a hipster is supposed to be fascinated by “style, authenticity and uniqueness”, it doesn’t seem the worst subculture you could be part of.

https://winemag.co.za/wine/opinion/why-being-a-wine-hipster-is-possibly-not-such-a-bad-thing/

Why Your Happy Hour FaceTimes With Friends Might Be Saving The Wine Business

By drinking a bottle you purchased from your local restaurant or wine shop, you are helping these places stay afloat during the lockdown.

https://www-refinery29-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.refinery29.com/amp/en-us/buying-wine-from-local-business-during-pandemic

7 of the Best Tequila Mixers

As a tequila ages, it also picks up notes of baking spice, vanilla, and caramel. As a result, there is a broad range of mixers that can complement and enhance its multifaceted personality.

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-best-tequila-mixers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=29d608738a-APRIL_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-29d608738a-38937345&mc_cid=29d608738a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine Certification Courses

Whether you’re a wine trade professional, a sommelier in a restaurant, or a wine lover eager to learn more, you are probably interested in wine certification courses.

https://awinestory.com/wine-certification-courses/

New Seagram’s Escapes Italian Ice Variety Pack is Here, Just in Time for Spring

All three flavors — lemon, cherry, and blue raspberry — were previously sold separately as limited-edition products.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/seagrams-escapes-italian-ice/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=29d608738a-APRIL_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-29d608738a-38937345&mc_cid=29d608738a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Best Wine Quotes in Movies and Music, According to Industry Pros

Winemakers, somms and more share their favorite wine-in-pop-culture moments.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/08/best-wine-quotes-movies/

Which wine should I pair with deviled eggs?

Eggs are a tough match for wine. They’re savory, and their yolks can coat your mouth, dulling the flavor of some wines. Plus, the sulfur in eggs can make some wines seem bitter or metallic.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/which-wine-should-i-pair-with-deviled-eggs

The Five Virtues of a Wine Lover

Here then, are five essential characteristics of a wine lover that, if embraced, can forever change your relationship to wine.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2020/04/the_five_virtues_of_a_wine_lov.html

Will Covid-19 Change Online Wine Forever?

Even as the “stock-up” boom starts to subside, many e-commerce channels continue to grow at unprecedented rates.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/04/will-covid-19-change-online-wine-forever

 

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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Liquor Industry News 04-13-20

April 13, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

04-13-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

10 WINE FILMS TO WATCH DURING QUARANTINE

How to Maintain Healthy Drinking Habits During Quarantine

Just How Natural Are ‘Natural’ Flavorings?

 

AUSTRALIAN COURT RULES ON AU$1M ‘WILL’ WRITTEN ON BEER CARTON

His latest ‘will’ was written on scraps of paper, including a coaster and part of an old beer carton.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/australian-court-rules-on-au1m-will-written-on-beer-carton/

How to make wine in your Instant Pot

All you need is supermarket grape juice, proper yeast and sugar, and you’re all set. That’s the theory anyway. And now the time has come to put this crazy idea to the test.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-make-wine-in-your-instant-pot-a-step-by-step-guide-to-brewing-at-home/

4 Global Wine Trends To Take Note of in 2020

A wide-sweeping report on global wine trends reveals how wellness, Millennials and gender preferences are reshaping consumption patterns around the world.

https://ph.asiatatler.com/dining/4-global-wine-trends-in-2020

A Guide to Wine Phenolics

Polyphenols (phenols, phenolics) describes a diverse group of compounds that share a phenol ring incorporated into their chemical structure.

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/articles/b/jennifer-angelosante/posts/phenolics

How Franco’s 40-Year Rule Changed the Course of Spanish Wine and Cheese

His destruction of vineyards, particularly those producing white wine grapes; push for bulk red wine and quantity over quality; and outlawing artisanal cheese are all effects that can still be felt today.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-francos-40-year-rule-changed-the-course-of-spanish-wine-and-cheese/

What to Drink with a Majorly Misunderstood Cheese

Gouda is a misunderstood cheese here are wines for it

https://www-winemag-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.winemag.com/2019/12/19/gouda-wine-cheese-pairing-tips/amp/

6 Ways to Explore New Beers at Home During Self-Isolation

Simply put, if you drink beer, you’re probably drinking a lot more beer at home right now due to the coronavirus pandemic

https://www.foodandwine.com/beer/how-drink-craft-beer-collection-during-coronavirus-isolation

Dry Your Eyes: ‘Wine Tears’ Finally Explained by Science

Surely you’ve noticed the slow-dripping streaks encircling the inside of your wineglass after swirling a Port or a hearty Cab

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/dry-your-eyes-wine-tears-finally-explained-by-science-unfiltered

 

 

The Right Glass Could Make Your Wine Taste Better

All the parts of a wineglass — including its shape, material, stem and base — play a role in the wine-tasting process.

https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/wineglass-shapes.htm

Chianti’s Top Tier Grows Up

Chianti Classico still has an envy problem, but it no longer has a classification problem: Gran Selezione has grown up.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/03/chiantis-top-tier-grows-up

Which grapes are used in the sparkling wine Blanquette de Limoux?

Blanquette de Limoux is a sparkling wine from the Languedoc region in southern France.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/which-grapes-are-used-in-the-sparkling-wine-blanquette-de-limoux

9 Food and Wine Pairings for Quarantine

This is quarantine time, which increasingly translates to less in the way of fresh goods and more in the way of non-perishable grub.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/quarantine-food-and-wine-pairings/

You’ve Heard Of Tannins In Red Wine—But Do You Know What They Are?

Here’s a quick rundown so you can taste-to-impress the next time you throw back a bottle or two.

https://www.delish.com/entertaining/wine/a31958487/tannins-in-wine/

Here’s How the Wine Industry Is Answering Seltzer Mania

Wine sales in the United States fell last year for the first time in 25 years.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/03/31/heres-how-the-wine-industry-is-answering-seltzer-m.aspx

30 Easy Cocktail Recipes Everyone Should Know

A well-stocked home bar is worthless if you don’t know your way around a jigger, shaker, and bar spoon and can’t remember the difference between a Manhattan and a Martini.

https://vinepair.com/articles/30-best-easy-cocktail-recipes/

BEST DRINKS-BASED APRIL FOOLS OF 2020

April fools in the beverage industry

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/best-drinks-based-april-fools-of-2020/

MA News

On-premise outlets in Massachusetts will be permitted to sell beer and wine to go under a new law that’s set be signed by Governor Charlie Baker. Similar rules have been instituted across many states that, like Massachusetts, have shut down their on-premise markets during the COVID-19 crisis. The Massachusetts measure allows on-premise operators to sell up to 1.5 liters of wine to go in its original sealed container per transaction, and up to 192 ounces of malt beverage in a sealed container. All orders must also include food.

An Introduction to Morellino di Scansano

Read on for our guide to Tuscan beauty Morellino di Scansano.

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/an-introduction-to-morellino-di-scansano/1078

 

12 Celebrity Wines—and How We Scored Them

So, how successful are these celebrity wine ventures? Here are 12 bottles from well-known stars, and how we rated them.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/01/12-best-celebrity-wines-ratings/

 

Just How Natural Are ‘Natural’ Flavorings?

Head to the liquor store, too, and you’ll find natural flavors listed on the labels of many distilled spirits, including flavored vodkarumginbrandy, and even whiskey.

https://vinepair.com/articles/natural-flavor-meaning-ingredients/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a43c1f41c3-APRIL_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a43c1f41c3-38937345&mc_cid=a43c1f41c3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

5 things you might not know about Prosecco

Last year, 560 million bottles of Prosecco were exported from Italy, making Britain their number one market.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/5-things-you-might-not-know-about-prosecco/

 

Health warning labels on alcohol and snacks may reduce consumption

Image-and-text health warning labels, similar to those on cigarette boxes, show potential for reducing the consumption of alcoholic drinks and energy-dense snacks, such as chocolate bars, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/bc-hwl033020.php

The Story Behind Champagne’s Most Exclusive Label, ‘Special Club’

The Club Trésors de Champagne is one of the wine world’s most prestigious organizations.

https://vinepair.com/articles/special-club-champagne-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d613034459-APRIL_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d613034459-38937345&mc_cid=d613034459&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How to Maintain Healthy Drinking Habits During Quarantine

General anxiety about, well, everything, is pervasive in this new normal, and drinking has become an accepted method of stress relief. After all, it’s something many can do at home to take the edge off during a very difficult time.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/02/drinking-coronavirus-quarantine-guide/

Introducing Virtual Labels for Wine Bottles

The “labels” could be projected onto a bottle from a table top or a bar top on another display. The labels could appear on any shaped bottle or size,

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=228668

The Many Flavors of Sauvignon Blanc

While Sauvignon Blanc has some of the most undeniable notes across the board, it is impressive how different it can taste depending on where it comes from and the method of production that it undergoes

https://www.winetraveler.com/grape-varieties/sauvignon-blanc/

 

10 WINE FILMS TO WATCH DURING QUARANTINE

List of wine theme movies

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/10-wine-films-to-watch-during-quarantine/

10 Wines from a Tuscan Region Ripe for Experimentation

Few American wine lovers realize that located south of Bolgheri is the area’s third-largest Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC), Maremma Toscana DOC.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/03/maremma-tuscan-red-wines/

 

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Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 04-06-20

April 6, 2020

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

04-06-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

BEST WINE-RELATED EXERCISES AND CRAFTS TO GET THROUGH LOCKDOWN

Is Beer Good for You?

‘Whiskey webs’ could spot fake spirits

 

What’s Trending? An Update on Today’s Wine Consumer and Product Trends

For both 2017 and 2019, 35% of wine consumers were “high frequency” drinkers as they consumed wine more than once a week

https://psuwineandgrapes.wordpress.com/2020/03/20/whats-trending-an-update-on-todays-wine-consumer-and-product-trends-part-1/

Virtual reality on wine tasting

In general, wines and their tasting environments are interrelated to constitute the overall sensory experience.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2020/03/22/virtual-reality-on-wine-tasting/

 

The Surprisingly Short History of French Wine Classification

There were basically two reasons France created the system of controlled appellations: phylloxera and fraud,

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/23/difference-aoc-aop-france-history/

 

SPARKLING WINE HAS ‘MORE FLAVOURS’ WHEN TIRAGE PERFORMED UNDER CORK, SAYS SCIENTIST

The findings of a five-year project to see whether there are benefits to sparkling wine from tirage performed under cork stoppers, as opposed to the much more widely used crown caps

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/sparkling-wine-has-more-flavours-when-tirage-performed-under-cork-says-scientist/

 

Why Is it Safe to Drink Egg Whites in Cocktails?

While it’s never 100 percent safe to drink or consume any egg that’s raw, the risks of consuming egg whites in cocktails are extremely minimal.

https://vinepair.com/articles/safe-to-drink-egg-whites-in-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b831b54d14-MAR_24_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b831b54d14-38937345&mc_cid=b831b54d14&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Beeralytics — A Guide to Analyzing Beer Prices from Web Data

Using Bokeh to find the best priced Beers on Delivery Sites

https://towardsdatascience.com/beeralytics-a-guide-to-analyzing-beer-prices-from-web-data-37d4ba206071

 

A New Way To Buy Wine: The ‘Digital Shelf Is Different’

Wine pairing from Jackson Family Wines and other alcohol brands including AB InBev, Bacardi, Constellation Wines and Francis Ford Coppola Winery.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2020/03/23/a-new-way-to-buy-wine-the-digital-shelf-is-different/#61a7a1374081

 

Why are grapes so much more popular for making wine than other fruits?

“Fruit wine” can be made from all kinds of fruits, from plums to cherries to peaches and more, but wine grapes are particularly well-suited to wine production.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/why-are-grapes-so-much-more-popular-for-making-wine-than-other-fruits

 

What Is Custom Crush Winemaking?

Custom crush might be an unfamiliar term you’ve come across during your research.

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/gravity-wine-house.html#whatsnew

 

The Perfect Wine to Pair With Your Favorite Pizza Toppings

The fun comes when taking into consideration the toppings, which can steer pairings in a slew of different red/white/bubbly directions.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-perfect-wine-to-pair-with-your-favorite-pizza-toppings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cd6564c1b5-MAR_25_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cd6564c1b5-38937345&mc_cid=cd6564c1b5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Trinchero Enters Hard Seltzer Category

Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) is the latest winery to enter the hard seltzer category with the launch of Del Mar wine seltzer, which is shipping next week. Packaged in 4-packs of 355-ml. cans ($9), in four different flavors at less than 100 calories a can, Del Mar is targeted at active, wellness-minded wine consumers.

TFE is “conservatively looking to reach 100,000-plus cases in our first year,” said senior vice president of marketing Dave Derby, who added that Del Mar will be available in on- and off-premise accounts nationally. “While hard seltzer has taken share from the broader alcohol beverage category, we’re not concerned that Del Mar will impact other Trinchero Family Estates brands,” Derby said. Following the launch, TFE plans to introduce a variety pack, a popular option for malt-based seltzers.

Del Mar will be supported by outdoor, national, and regional print, digital, and POS advertising. Its introduction follows TFE’s launch of Fre alcohol-removed wine in cans in January, and last month’s launch of Barefoot hard seltzer by rival E.&J. Gallo Winery.

 

A Crash Course in a Misunderstood Italian Grape

Montepulciano is one of the most planted grapes in Italy, yet a surprising amount of confusion surrounds the variety.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/24/best-montepulciano-wine-guide/

 

The Historic Italian Hillsides Producing Silky, Superior Prosecco

As Prosecco has become almost synonymous with cheap, cheerful bubbles, you’d be forgiven if you didn’t realize that they are not all the same.

https://www-winemag-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.winemag.com/2020/03/10/best-prosecco-guide/amp/

 

France officially recognizes natural wine designation

The new denomination is defined by a quality production charter and marketed under the term, vin méthode nature.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=228237

Study shows wine’s effects on sex drive

The Italian researchers noted alcohol tends to arouse women more than men.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/columnists/gus-clemens/2020/03/25/study-shows-wines-effects-sex-drive/4868330002/

Is Beer Good for You?

This article explores the nutrition of beer, as well as its potential benefits and downsides.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-beer-good-for-you

Veuve Clicquot and Champagne’s Leading Lady, Barbe-Nicole

We can thank many for the Champagne we have today, but a woman stands out.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/veuve-clicquot-champagne-lady-barbe-nicole/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter-madame-cliquot-pyrazines-intro-to-wine-bundle&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

‘Whiskey webs’ could spot fake spirits

Scientists from the University of Louisville and North Carolina State University discovered that when whiskey dries on a surface it leaves behind a distinctive mark, which has been likened to the ring that forms from a spilled coffee.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/03/whiskey-webs-could-spot-fake-spirits/

The Differences Between Wine and Whiskey Barrels, Explained

Meant to impart flavor and complexity, wine and whiskey barrels generally serve the same function. However, producers employ markedly different techniques throughout their processes.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/25/wine-vs-whiskey-barrels-explained/

BEST WINE-RELATED EXERCISES AND CRAFTS TO GET THROUGH LOCKDOWN

So, for those wishing social distancing also applied in the family home, here’s how a wine bottle can save you from going stir crazy.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/best-wine-related-exercises-and-crafts-to-get-through-lockdown/

 

Ending the Aesthetic Fallacy of Heavy Bottles

Thanks to their weight, these bottles (and their transportation around the world) represent the single largest portion of the wine industry’s carbon footprint and contribution to global warming.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2020/03/ending_the_aesthetic_fallacy_o.html

5 Notable Women in American Wine

“The wine industry continues to be male-dominated and we hope to level the playing field and set an example for other hopeful future female leaders of wine.”

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/notable-women-in-american-wine/

Sustainable Wine Is Less Damaging to the Environment, But How Can You Spot It?

Sustainability isn’t an absolute, meaning that wine and its agricultural counterparts can be sustainable in some ways, and not so much in other facets.

https://www.ecowatch.com/sustainable-wine-2645582799.html?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2

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Liquor Industry News 03-30-20

March 30, 2020

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

03-30-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Great wines to drink with pasta dishes

Is Boston Beer in Danger of Losing Its Craft Beer Status?

14 Things You Should Know About Herradura

Leinenkugel Brewing Co. Debuts Spritzen Beer-Seltzer Hybrid

Molson Coors announced the debut of Leinenkugel’s Spritzen, a beer-seltzer hybrid that takes a cue from the brand’s successful beer-with-a-splash-of-lemonade shandies, and marries fruit flavors with crisp beer.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/leinenkugel-beer-seltzer-spritzen/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e8152e509c-MAR_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e8152e509c-38937345&mc_cid=e8152e509c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Is Champagne Keto-Friendly?

This article determines whether you can continue to enjoy an occasional glass of champagne while following the keto diet.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/champagne-keto

14 Things You Should Know About Herradura

Here are a dozen things you need to know about Herradura tequila

https://vinepair.com/articles/herradura-tequila-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=94e95d4154-MAR_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-94e95d4154-38937345&mc_cid=94e95d4154&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

To Properly Drink Wines: Guidelines in Wine Serving, Selecting and Other Tips

There are rules and guidelines to bring out the right kind of wine according to the type of party and the right way of preparing it.

https://www.clnsmedia.com/properly-drink-wines-guidelines-wine-serving-selecting-tips/

The Best Wine Subscription Boxes And Clubs That Are Worth Every Penny

It is 2020, which means everything has gone digital, and there are no less than hundreds of super cool wine subscription services available online.

https://www.delish.com/entertaining/wine/g31669054/wine-subscription/

5 different types of sweet wines that go beyond your grandma’s sherry

The winemaker community has started to take a more artisanal approach to sweet wines, seeking to provide complex flavor profiles with fantastic thirst-quenching acidity.

https://www.lifestyleasia.com/hk/food-drink/drinks/5-different-types-of-sweet-wines-that-go-beyond-your-grandmas-sherry/

How to make a red wine spritz mocktail

The Red Wine Spritz is a fresh take on two of our favourites, adding a fruity touch to a winter staple.

https://www.bhg.com.au/red-wine-spritz-mocktail

Turkish Wine And Food Pairing

The Turks have long been experts about both preparing delicious foods and judiciously using spices

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2020/03/16/turkish-wine-and-food-pairing/#229e01702897

Ultrasound gives more aromas in the wine

Ultrasound can be used on both white and red grapes in order to quickly extract aromas and other components from the grape skins.

https://www.bkwine.com/news/ultrasound-gives-more-aromas-in-the-wine/

Do IPAs Cost More Than Other Beers Because Hops Are Expensive?

IPAs are consistently ranked as the most popular craft beer style among American consumers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/why-ipas-so-expensive-hops/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=28f00c7957-MAR_18_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-28f00c7957-38937345&mc_cid=28f00c7957&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

CLIMATE CHANGE DRIVING COGNAC MAKERS TO EXPERIMENT WITH NEW GRAPES

As reported by The Guardian, Ugni Blanc, which accounts for 98% of the vines planted in the Cognac region, is ripening more quickly and losing acidity as summers get hotter and drier.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/climate-change-driving-cognac-makers-to-experiment-with-new-grapes/

 

What does a wine’s vintage date mean for its quality?

I noticed restaurant wine lists and some wine reviews that catalogue wines without a vintage date. Is that information no longer important to know?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-does-vintage-still-matter-for-wine/

 

22 Things Only Girls Who Drink Red Wine Know to Be True

There’s nothing in this world quite so beautiful as a glass of red wine.

https://www.puckermob.com/relationships/22-things-only-girls-who-drink-red-wine-know-to-be-true/

 

What is Whole-Bunch Fermentation and Why Does It Matter?

“Whole bunch,” “whole cluster,” “stems” and “stemmy” are all terms that pop up in wine conversation. But what do they actually mean?

https://www-winemag-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.winemag.com/2020/03/18/whole-bunch-fermentation-wine-guide/amp/

 

Red Wine Spaghetti

If this is sounding like “eating red wine” to you, don’t worry

https://www-bonappetit-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bonappetit.com/recipe/red-wine-spaghetti/amp

 

FOURTEEN ELEPHANTS GET DRUNK ON CORN WINE AND PASS OUT IN TEA PLANTATION

In search of corn and other foods, the tusked mammals instead stumbled upon 30 liters of corn wine, and proceeded to consume every drop.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/fourteen-elephants-get-drunk-on-corn-wine-and-pass-out-in-tea-plantation/

 

22 Wine Movies You Don’t Want To Miss

This is the perfect list for those of us who might, let’s say, have a lot of time on their hands now or in the near future.

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/22-wine-movies-you-dont-want-to-miss/

 

An Introduction To Commonly Used Wine Terminology

Why do you need to understand these terms, and how do you know what these terms actually mean.

https://rileysofedenvalley.com.au/2020/03/19/an-introduction-to-commonly-used-wine-terminology/

 

IN-STORE TECH MAY BOOST THE BRICK-AND-MORTAR RETAIL RESURGENCE

The experiences offered by tomorrow’s physical retail stores won’t feel like the ones Baby Boomers experienced as kids.

https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/article/2020/in-store-tech-may-boost-the-brick-and-mortar-retail-resurgence/

 

Is Boston Beer in Danger of Losing Its Craft Beer Status?

When sales of its flagship Samuel Adams beer were hot, Boston Beer risked exceeding the Brewers Association’s “small” criterion, so the trade group raised the limit from four to six million barrels.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/03/19/is-boston-beer-in-danger-of-losing-craft-status.aspx

 

Technology Connects Wineries And Consumers Through Virtual Wine Tastings

Virtual wine tastings aren’t exactly new, but they are expanding.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2020/03/19/technology-connects-wineries-and-consumers-through-virtual-wine-tastings/#394918a9594a

 

Great wines to drink with pasta dishes

There are loads of options when it comes to pairing wine with pasta dishes, and experimenting with new styles is a fun part of the process.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/drink-wine-with-pasta-guide-435038/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20200321_XDC-X_NWL_NW_weekly

Best box sets and wine pairings

In need of some viewing inspiration? Film journalist James Mottram recommends must-watch box sets – from The Crown to The Morning Show – while Decanter’s Julie Sheppard suggests perfect wines to match

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/the-editors-blog/best-box-sets-wine-pairings-429290/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20200321_XDC-X_NWL_NW_weekly

5 Things to Know About Natural Wines

Those of us curious about natural wines have options, too

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/natural-wine-delivery

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Liquor Industry News 03-23-20

March 23, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

03-23-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Much ado about sulphur in wine

Whisky and Special Cask Finishes

Get To Know Barleywine, the Wine That’s Really a Beer

 

Woodbridge Strikes Multi-Million Dollar Partnership With Major League Baseball

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi has inked a new multi-year deal with Major League Baseball, under which it will become the league’s official wine brand. Woodbridge plans to leverage the partnership nationally and through individual club deals with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and Cincinnati Reds.

The initiative will see Woodbridge run TV ads during MLB games, introduce packaging featuring MLB marks on select wines, and have a presence at events like All Star Week and the World Series. Digital, out-of-home, radio, and point-of-sale will also be included in the marketing mix. Part of the Constellation portfolio, Woodbridge was down 1% to 9.6 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

The 12 Israeli Wines You Need to Drink to Be an Expert

Israeli wine has, until recently, been more or less synonymous with the kind of ripe, occasionally over-oaked reds that so many emerging wine-producing countries pump out in the beginning.

https://www-foodandwine-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.foodandwine.com/wine/the-12-israeli-wines-you-need-to-drink-to-be-an-expert?amp=true

THE 10 MOST POWERFUL WINE BRANDS IN THE WORLD 2020

Click through to see the most powerful wines in the world, why they did well, and what they’ve been up to this year.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/the-10-most-powerful-wine-brands-in-the-world-2020/

New Netflix Drama ‘Uncorked’ Follows One Man’s Sommelier Dreams

The streaming platform released the official trailer for Uncorked, an upcoming drama

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/netflix-uncorked-trailer-releasea

DO WOMEN HAVE BETTER WINE TASTING ABILITY?

We’ve all heard it said a hundred times—women are better at tasting wine than men. But can that possibly be true?

https://winespeed.com/blog/2020/03/do-women-have-better-wine-tasting-ability/

Wine waste to palatable paste

A South Okanagan company is turning a byproduct of the local wine industry into a flavor enhancer for foods.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/okanagan-wine-winecrush-winemaking-flavour-enhancer-1.5487752

13 Things You Need to Know About Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon

Number one for us is ITS IMPOSSIBLE T GET LATLEY!

The most called for products we have no luck getting stock of.

https://vinepair.com/articles/blantons-bourbon-whiskey-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bf42aec5fc-MAR_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bf42aec5fc-38937345&mc_cid=bf42aec5fc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Disaronno

Disaronno is introducing a new Velvet offshoot in the U.S. market. Billed as a gluten-free cream liqueur having notes of apricot with touches of almond and vanilla, Disaronno Velvet is at 17% abv and is rolling out nationally at $30 a 750-ml. Disaronno International is backing the launch with a $4 million campaign including television and digital video initiatives.

13 Ways to Tell If a Wine Is Actually Really Good

There are some basic guidelines that will help anyone judge the quality of a wine without necessarily considering scores and reviews

https://247wallst.com/special-report/2020/03/10/13-ways-to-tell-if-a-wine-is-actually-really-good/

The Chemistry of Canned Wines

Producers are concerned that canned wines occasionally develop hydrogen sulfide (H2S, “rotten egg” off-aroma”) off-aromas during storage

https://grapesandwine.cals.cornell.edu/sites/grapesandwine.cals.cornell.edu/files/shared/images/Research%20Focus2020-1%20FinalA.pdf

Consumers find reviewer descriptions unhelpful for wine selection

What the 10 Most Popular Rosés Tell Us About the State of Rosé in 2020

Provence rosés are still considered the traditional style, and many producers around the world emulate Provence’s pale salmon-colored wines.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-most-popular-rose-wines-2020/

The question of wine spitting

Spitting is critical to wine tasting, yet it’s something we don’t teach consumers. It’s also disgusting. How do we reconcile these things in the age of coronavirus?

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/question-wine-spitting

Ten Ways to Sell More Wine Tonight

For any restaurant owner, there is plenty of incentive to sell more wine on a nightly basis.

https://sommelierschoiceawards.com/en/blog/insights-1/ten-ways-to-sell-more-wine-tonight-98.htm

This U.S. Wine production chart shows just how dominant California is

The Perfect Pairings for Wine with Salad

When it comes to wine and salad, confusion can sometimes rear its ugly head.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/wine-with-salad/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

The Secret Ingredient in Tabasco? Used Bourbon Barrels

Tabasco sources the former bourbon barrels from “different distilleries around the country,”

https://vinepair.com/articles/tabasco-bourbon-barrels/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=13d19cfe52-MAR_12_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-13d19cfe52-38937345&mc_cid=13d19cfe52&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why Uruguay could be the world’s next great wine destination

Uruguay has a 150-year-long history of winemaking, but it’s always struggled to get the kind of attention that its neighbors have received for decades.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/uruguay-winery-bodega-garzn/index.html

13 ways to judge the quality of a wine

How, then, can the ordinary consumer begin to know which of the many, many wines out there are actually worth buying?

https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/life/2020/03/11/13-ways-to-tell-if-a-wine-is-actually-good/111412612/

 

In the Era of Climate Change, is Old and New World Wine Obsolete?

Some say that traditional distinctions between Old World and New World wines will soon be obsolete.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/11/old-world-meaning-wine/

 

More Than Just Devils: A Guide to Tasmanian Wine

The rest of the wine world is waking up to the opportunity Tasmania is providing. French Champagne houses have been eying the area lately and an increasing number of Australian producers source fruit from here.

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

 

WITHOUT SNOW THIS WINTER, ARGENTINE WINE PRODUCTION WILL SUFFER

There is less water coming from melting from the snow, and the glaciers are reducing, because they are not being fed by the snow

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/without-snow-this-winter-argentine-wine-production-will-suffer/

 

Wine hand sanitizer

Doctor Mark Karasz, owner of Rock Stream Vineyards came up with the idea to make hand sanitizer from wine.

https://www.mytwintiers.com/news-cat/corning-bureau/wine-hand-sanitizer-sold-locally/

 

Undercompressive shocks proposed to explain ‘tears of wine’ phenomenon

A small team of researchers at the University of California has developed a theory to explain the shape of tears of wine.

https://phys.org/news/2020-03-undercompressive-wine-phenomenon.html

 

Letter from Italy: “Not prayers but bottles”

Buy wine made with an identity that belongs only to this small and strange country.
A country that now needs help.

https://dobianchi.com/2020/03/11/letter-from-italy-not-prayers-but-bottles-by-raffaella-guidi-federzoni/

 

How your saliva makes your wine tasting experience personally unique

 

 

Historic Erath Winery is closing its Dundee tasting room

The closing of the tasting room doesn’t mean an end of Erath wines, which consumers will still find in stores. The tasting room’s closure won’t affect production, since Erath wines are produced in several locations.

https://www.oregonlive.com/wine/2020/03/historic-erath-winery-is-closing-its-dundee-tasting-room-knudsen-vineyards-taking-over.html

5 things to know when ordering wine, even if you’re a seasoned drinker

Picking a wine at a restaurant can be a rather intimidating experience, even for seasoned drinkers.

https://cnaluxury.channelnewsasia.com/experiences/things-to-know-when-ordering-wine-12530186

What’s with the strategy of always ordering the second-cheapest bottle of wine at a restaurant?

The “insider tip” to order the second-cheapest bottle is a “life hack” proposed for people who enjoy wine yet somehow don’t feel they appreciate it enough to splurge on something expensive.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-whats-with-the-strategy-of-always-ordering-the-second-cheapest-bottle/

Pepperoni is an Italian-American Invention with Wine Pairing Potential

Its powerful flavors go well with many wines, too. Here are pairing ideas to highlight the primary flavors of pepperoni.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/12/pepperoni-is-an-italian-american-invention-with-wine-pairing-potential/

Get To Know Barleywine, the Wine That’s Really a Beer

Contrary to its name, barleywine is actually a style of beer. Like so many, its legend begins in the Old World, specifically 18th-century England.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/12/barleywine-beer-guide/

The Tiny But Fascinating Realm of Irish Wine

To be fair, it’s practically nonexistent, but the Irish wine scene may one day fetch at least a sliver of the limelight

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

How To Pack Wine Glasses For Moving

No matter how you approach it, moving is an exhausting undertaking. It can also be nerve wracking, especially when you’re moving valuable and highly breakable items such as crystal glassware

https://www.knowwines.com/blog/tag/how+to+wrap+wine+glasses

 

There’s more to New Zealand white wine than sauvignon blanc

Few people would deny that the most successful white wine of the past decade has been New Zealand sauvignon blanc, least of all the Kiwis themselves.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/mar/13/theres-more-to-new-zealand-white-wine-than-sauvignon-blanc

 

All you need to know about Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is the king of red wine in Italy (everywhere, really)

http://thegrapegrind.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-nebbiolo-a-quick-guide/

 

Whisky and Special Cask Finishes

To fully understand how barrel finishing comes into play, it becomes necessary to review the process for making Scotch Malt Whisk

https://blog.musingsonthevine.com/2020/03/14/whisky-and-special-cask-finishes/

 

Much ado about sulphur in wine

Why, when and how does sulphur get into wine; how much is in it compared to other things we eat and drink

https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/lifestyle/much-ado-about-sulphur-in-a-wine-193468/

  

Wine…How Healthy Can it Be?

One key qualification, however: moderation.

https://www.sootoday.com/columns/wine-all-the-time/winehow-healthy-can-it-be-2160377

The Three Italian Sparkling Wines You Need to Know

Not only on Prosecco, but also on Trento DOC and Franciacorta, both styles that are made in the traditional method, also known as method Champenois.

https://www.facebook.com/Vinepair/videos/1252054448315289/

 

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