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Liquor Industry News 07-22-19

July 22, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

07-22-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Newport, Rhode Island

The Science of Sweetness in Cocktails

‘Game of Thrones’: A final beer to toast the series

 

Do not become a victim of ‘wine familiarity fatigue’

If you have been drinking the same variety of wine by the same producer for some time you are probably the victim of wine familiarity fatigue.

http://www.dailystarjournal.com/at_home/do-not-become-a-victim-of-wine-familiarity-fatigue/article_7b65732e-9f3e-11e9-bb93-2ff91e1fdbf4.html

Current federal regulations make producing canned wine expensive and cumbersome

The biggest challenge: different can sizes between those currently approved for wine and those used for virtually every other beverage.

https://www.mpnnow.com/news/20190706/schumer-wineries-end-restrictions-on-wine-in-cans

Museum toasts history of California wine making

1881 Napa, a wine history museum and tasting salon, opened this month in Oakville, about 60 miles north of San Francisco.

https://www.theitem.com/stories/museum-toasts-history-of-california-wine-making,329870

Miss Manners: Any way to fend off unwanted wine gifts?

But does Miss Manners have any suggestions for ways I can prevent this gift-mismatch?

https://www.theledger.com/news/20190707/miss-manners-any-way-to-fend-off-unwanted-wine-gifts

How Does a Beer Get Skunky?

It’s commonly thought that subjecting beer to variations in temperature will skunk it. However, skunkiness in beer is caused not by heat, but by light.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/53966/skunked-beer-what-causes-skunky-beer-and-how-to-prevent-it/

Top 10 best-selling rum brands

Producers are tapping into the premiumisation trend with exciting line extensions and investing in bold marketing campaigns to boost growth. We take a look at the performance of the world’s biggest rum brands.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/top-10-best-selling-rum-brands-2/

‘It’s Complicated’: Understanding Volatile Acidity and Its Role in Wine

It’s a combination of compounds — primarily ethyl acetate and acetic acid — that are present in small amounts in pretty much every wine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/volatile-acidity-wine/

Self-Translating Wine Labels Becoming the New Standard

Artificial intelligence reads and interprets the content and augmented reality projects the new text back onto the label, right in front of you.”

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/self-translating-wine-labels-becoming-120500125.html

Guinness brewery masters working on non-alcoholic black stuff

A non-alcoholic version of Guinness is in the works but don’t expect to see it in pubs or shops anytime soon.

https://www.irishcentral.com/culture/food-drink/guinness-brewery-non-alcoholic

Italy’s Prosecco hills were added to the UNESCO World Heritage list

Italy’s northeastern Conegliano and Valdobbiadene hills, home to the world-famous sparkling wine prosecco, have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.

https://www.businessinsider.com/prosecco-hills-unesco-world-heritage-list-2019-7?r=US&IR=T

Why UNESCO’s New Wine World Heritage Site Is Controversial

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexledsom/2019/07/13/why-unescos-new-wine-world-heritage-site-is-controversial/#5c148fe9150b

Top six best-selling Tequila brands

It’s an exciting time for the Tequila category as key investments take effect and celebrity endorsements create a buzz. We present the brands at the top of the volume ladder.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/top-six-best-selling-tequila-brands-2/

MARIAH CAREY OPENS WINE BOTTLE WITH JUST HER VOICE

Singing to a bottle of Drouhin white Burgundy fastened with a screwcap, which flew off when she hit the high note.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/watch-mariah-carey-opens-wine-bottle-with-just-her-voice-in-bottletopchallenge/

Do Wine Drinkers Really Trade Up?

It’s a more complicated question than you might think

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/voices/do-wine-drinkers-really-trade-up/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=74437717&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_xVmkvHeVCMrneq3YJZsNA7Zo26oy8bQDDqOwlfKjKM8CLlr28qNEOhIL6OYrLFzcStcVG6dQslKkZS8rQ1Dyb6zCnGXY1hHUXXXwFLg6_mi4YbjQ&_hsmi=74438087

Top seven best-selling gin brands

There seems to be little standing in the way of gin’s booming popularity – and it’s certainly not just ‘craft’ players bringing excitement to the category, as our list of the top-selling gin brands proves.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/top-seven-best-selling-gin-brands-2/

Cognac producers combat climate change

Climate change is having a noticeable effect on Cognac as untimely frosts and freak hailstorms batter the region

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/cognac-producers-combat-climate-change/

NAPA VALLEY COMMITS TO LOWERING CARBON FOOTPRINT

The Napa Valley Vintners has become the first American wine trade association to sign up to the Porto Protocols and commit to lowering the region’s carbon footprint.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/napa-valley-commits-to-lowering-carbon-footprint/

MLS Rum

Captain Morgan has partnered with Major League Soccer (MLS) to become the league’s official spiced rum and exclusive spirits partner through 2022. The rum will also become an official sponsor of the Chicago Fire, D.C. United, New York City FC, Philadelphia Union, and Seattle Sounders teams. Custom labeled bottles of Captain Morgan featuring team colors and crests will be hitting the market soon. The partnership also includes national television ads that will be launching this month. Captain Morgan was down 2.7% to 5.6 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

New Rum

Beam Suntory-owned Cruzan Rum is launching a new watermelon-flavored addition to its lineup. Available nationally, the limited-edition release is 21% abv and retails for a suggested price of $12 a 750-ml. Cruzan Watermelon was distilled on St. Croix using cane molasses in a five-column distillation process. As part of Cruzan’s Island Spirit Fund, one dollar from every case of Cruzan Watermelon sold will go toward hurricane recovery efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands and on the mainland.

A waste of good wine? Non! Spitting is essential to tasting

Spitting the wine out is intrinsic to a tasting.

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-good-wine-essential.html

Terroir matters as much for wood as it does for wine

A new organic winery for Pizzolato, designed by MADE, is built almost entirely out of local, sustainably harvested wood.

WE STOCK PIZZOLATO WINES!

https://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/terroir-matters-much-wood-it-does-wine.html

Why You Shouldn’t Care Much About Wine

Because, you see, the gist of it is that you shouldn’t really care much about wine.

https://timatkin.com/why-you-shouldnt-care-much-about-wine/

 

Lohr Vineyards & Wines Unveils New J. Lohr Pure Paso™ Proprietary Red Wine

Showcasing the winery’s most popular varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon, in a blend with Petite Sirah.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/07/10/j-lohr-vineyards-wines-unveils-new-pure-paso-proprietary-red-wine

Don Julio unveils Lagavulin cask-finished Tequila

Diageo-owned Don Julio has released its second Scotch-influenced expression ­– a reposado Tequila finished in casks that previously held Lagavulin single malt.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/don-julio-unveils-lagavulin-cask-finished-tequila/

Top nine best-selling liqueur brands

In the face of calls for low-sugar drinks, the liqueurs category has had to work overtime in order to retain its audience. Despite these challenges, seven out of the nine best-selling liqueur brands posted marginal growth over the last 12 months.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/top-nine-best-selling-liqueur-brands/

What You’re like on Coffee, Wine, and Cannabis

A funny, but realistic, look at the mental effects of 3 of the world’s most talked about substances.

https://winefolly.com/update/coffee-vs-wine-vs-cannabis/?utm_campaign=7%2F11%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Wine%2FCoffee%2FWeed%2C%20White%20Wine%20aging%2C%20T-Shirts%20%28JyqYD9%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

White Wine Aging Chart

Some white wines have been noted to age well for 30 years or more.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/white-wine-aging-chart-best-practices/?utm_campaign=7%2F11%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Wine%2FCoffee%2FWeed%2C%20White%20Wine%20aging%2C%20T-Shirts%20%28JyqYD9%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

Moonshine’s XXX Labels Denote Precision, Not Poison

Misconceptions around moonshine, a once-illicit liquor that’s still made legally and illegally today, proliferate on the internet

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-moonshine-xxx-label-mean/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=51ef73c2f2-JULY_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-51ef73c2f2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-51ef73c2f2-38937345&mc_cid=51ef73c2f2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Boston Beer Product

The Boston Beer Company has introduced Wild Leaf Craft Hard Tea, including a new pair of 4.5% abv iced teas with fruit flavors. Available now nationwide, Wild Leaf comes in two expressions—Black Tea with Lemon & Honeysuckle and Green Tea with Apple & Honey—both of which contain 11 grams of sugar and 130 calories per serving. They can be purchased as a 6-pack ($10) or as a single 16-ounce can ($2), with the Black Tea also available in 12-packs of slim cans ($17). Boston Beer is already active in hard tea with its Twisted Tea label, an Impact “Hot Brand” that rose 8% to 13.1 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the U.S. last year.

Why don’t we drink dessert wine?

Dessert wine is one of those things that wine aficionados love in theory but not in practice.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Why-don-t-we-drink-dessert-wine-14085971.php

Why are French producers seeing red over blue wine experiment?

It’s made in the same way as any other wine, but gets its blue colour as a result of being filtered through red grape skins which contain anthocyanins.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20190711/why-are-french-producers-seeing-red-over-blue-wine-experiment

 

What’s the Difference Between Cooking Wine and Regular Wine?

The main difference between cooking wine and wine that you drink is quality

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/packages/ultimate-wine-guide/difference-between-cooking-wine-regular-wine

 

No need to worry about U.S. wine sales – convenience store wine will save us

About one percent more convenience stores sold wine in 2018. That total is almost half of the 153,000 U.S. locations.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/no-need-to-worry-about-u-s-wine-sales-convenience-store-wine-will-save-us/

‘Game of Thrones’: A final beer to toast the series

‘My Watch Has Ended’ the last of a 15-beer collection pegged to the HBO show

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/07/11/game-of-thrones-a-final-beer-to-toast-the-series/

 

RED WINE MAY BE KEY TO NEXT-GEN WEARABLE TECH

According to the research, the addition of tannins improved mechanical properties of materials such as cotton to develop wearable sensors for rehabilitation monitoring, significantly increasing the longevity of a device.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/red-wine-may-be-key-to-next-gen-wearable-tech/

NON-DETECTABLE TCA GUARANTEE EXTENDED TO SPARKLING WINE STOPPERS

The world’s largest cork producer, Amorim has extended its non-detectable TCA guarantee to sparkling wine stoppers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/non-detectable-tca-guarantee-extended-to-sparkling-wine-stoppers/

Sparkling Blue Nun

Once a million-case brand in the U.S., Germany’s Blue Nun now sells about 180,000 cases stateside, according to Impact Databank, imported by Shaw-Ross International. While the brand has faced challenges over the years as younger consumers have been slow to embrace the Riesling category, Blue Nun has seen improved momentum lately, boosted by its 24K Gold Sparkling extension. Retailing at $15 a 750-ml., the sparkling offering contains real 24K gold flakes and is present in 38 states.

“The launch of 24K has helped introduce the Blue Nun brand to many first-time consumers,” says Mark Tramont, who oversees the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for Blue Nun parent F.W. Langguth Erben. Tramont adds that the sparkling extension skews toward female drinkers and has had particular success with multicultural consumers in markets like Texas, Georgia, California, New Jersey, Florida, and Illinois—most of which are not traditional strongholds for Blue Nun overall.

Regarding the outlook for German wine (a 2-million-case category in the U.S.) and for Riesling in particular, Tramont says consumer education is the key. “Our challenge is that many people overlook the category without exploring it. But there’s no other grape as versatile as Riesling, which can go from sparkling to still and bone-dry to sweet,” he notes. Blue Nun Riesling has a “substantially drier” profile than most of its competitors, he adds, which the company sees as a positive differentiator in the current market.

The Science of Sweetness in Cocktails

How bartenders use sugar in mixed drinks—and what researchers say about our perception of sweetness

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-sweetness-in-cocktails/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=74570223&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–tmQgTda4KXoimR_qeVGwFNACwInENBx0W8mRcD7KSVoMkew7wwGA8lRcslpnovjVRMBkp6CerKWUrPlesQtWdcgNE24Mxqo_XOPV0SnjzttjoSFA&_hsmi=74570079

 

How to Pair Tomatoes with Wine

There are more than 10,000 types of tomato, which range in color from white to black and are used around the globe in everything from drinks to dessert

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/12/how-to-pair-tomatoes-with-wine/

 

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Newport, Rhode Island

Newport may not necessarily make you think of wine, despite the existence of regional wineries here since 1975.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/12/wine-lovers-guide-newport-rhode-island/

 

Are There Benefits to American Oak Over French?

If a tree falls in the forest, does it matter the forest from which it came? Winemakers seem to think so.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/11/are-there-benefits-to-american-oak-over-french/

 

Budweiser, Bud Light release beer-themed swimwear and ‘pajameralls’

Now you can’t only bring your Bud Light into the pool – you can wear it, too.

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/budweiser-bud-light-beer-swimwear-pajameralls

Top six drivers for the growing wine-in-a-can market

New study looks at the drivers and motivations of wine-in-a-can consumers, identifying those areas winemakers should focus on to build their canned wine sales.

https://www.packworld.com/article/top-six-drivers-growing-wine-can-market

 

Resveratrol Is in Your Wine and Your Skincare—What’s So Great About It?

Resveratrol is a natural antioxidant that can be found in grape skin, peanuts, berries, and even dark chocolate. In skincare, however, it works on a cellular level to fight aging.

https://www.elle.com/beauty/makeup-skin-care/a28378301/resveratrol-skin-benefits/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 07-15-19

July 15, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

07-15-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Breaking Down the Differences Between Gin and Genever

Allergic or Intolerant to Wine? There’s a Ray of Hope for You

Pabst Debuts Hard Coffee And Everyone Says it Tastes Like Yoo-hoo

 

Alcoholic beverages should carry cancer warnings, health groups say

Some in the beverage industry are pushing back against what they call an “unwarranted” move, and even dispute the link between alcohol and cancer.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cancer-warning-labels-proposed-for-alcohol/

These countries drink wine but don’t import it

Which countries consume mostly their own domestic product and which countries import their wine?

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2019/07/these-countries-drink-wine-but-dont.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheWineGourd+%28The+Wine+Gourd%29

 

Seven new grapes approved in historic Bordeaux AOC vote

The new varieties approved at the syndicate’s annual general meeting were four reds, Arinarnoa, Touriga Nacional, Marselan and Castets, and three whites, Alvarinho, Petit Manseng and Liliorila.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/news/seven-new-grapes-approved-historic-bordeaux-aoc-vote

 

How Can Wineries Use Instagram Better?

The vast majority of responses to my original post has been agreement that, yes, winery Instagram feeds do tend to suck.

https://spitbucket.net/2019/06/28/how-can-wineries-use-instagram-better/

 

Wine should never be cheap

Look at the wine aisles, and I can tell you that there are lots of wines retailing in the UK at £5 or below, and with duty, tax and retailer margin, no producer is making any money from these bottles.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/business-of-wine/wine-should-never-be-cheap

 

Two Words That Matter To Wine Lovers,

But The Wine Industry Largely Avoids

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/06/30/two-words-that-the-wine-industry-largely-avoids-that-matter-to-wine-lovers-its-time-for-a-change/#71817cac4a43

 

FIVE WAYS TO SELL SUSTAINABILITY

As numerous psychological studies have shown, human beings are an extremely lazy species, especially when it comes to decision making.

https://www.wineintelligence.com/five-ways-to-sell-sustainability/

 

Cleaning and Sanitizing Winery Equipment: Stainless Steel, Barrels, Bottling Lines

How its done

https://psuwineandgrapes.wordpress.com/2019/06/28/cleaning-and-sanitizing-winery-equipment-stainless-steel-barrels-bottling-lines/

 

How A Rumor About The Devil Saved This Chilean Wine

Casillero del Diablo, or The Devil’s Cellar, wouldn’t exist today if it weren’t for the fear of the devil

https://www.forbes.com/sites/aliwunderman/2019/07/01/how-satan-saved-this-chilean-wine/#78eddf583b62

 

 

10 Things You Should Know About Heineken

Today, Heineken is the world’s second-largest brewer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/zero-heineken-beer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3784f1e96e-JULY_2_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3784f1e96e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3784f1e96e-38937345&mc_cid=3784f1e96e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

6 Beers that Don’t Taste Like Beer for People Who Don’t Like Beer

For plenty of people, beer does mean the watery industrial lagers so many of us guzzled down in college.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-beer-for-people-who-dont-like-beer/

Hard Seltzers Make Their Mark On Impact’s “Hot Brands” List

While the U.S. market’s major brewers have faced their share of challenges lately—among them the decline of mainstream beers and ongoing market share losses to wine and spirits—they’re seeing rapid growth from a relatively new category: hard seltzers. A number of hard seltzer brands are making inroads with consumers—especially those mindful of their intake of calories, sugar, and carbohydrates—led by five labels that were recently named as Impact “Hot Brands.”

Boston Beer Co. has been among the leaders in the hard seltzer category with its Truly Spiked & Sparkling brand. Launched in 2016, Truly Spiked & Sparkling reached nearly 6 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the U.S. last year, across a portfolio that includes 13 flavors of 5% abv sparklers. Dave Burwick, president and CEO of Boston Beer, recently said, “Truly continues to grow beyond our expectations. We’re expanding distribution across all channels and improving our position as a leader in hard seltzer as more competitors enter the category.”

White Claw, from Mark Anthony Brands, is right on Truly’s heels at 5.8 million cases, up from 1.7 million cases in 2017. White Claw includes Black Cherry, Ruby Grapefruit, Raspberry, and Mango flavors, and recently added a limited edition “Pure” Hard Seltzer (5% abv/100 calories a serving) that’s billed as a take on the vodka soda. Twelve-packs of the new entry retail at around $16.

In addition to the top two seltzer brands, entries from A-B (Bon & Viv) and MillerCoors (Henry’s Hard sparkling water) were recognized as Hot Brands. Chelsea Phillips, vice president of Beyond Beer Brands at A-B, attributes Bon & Viv’s performance last year to its “Follow Your Siren” ad campaign and the steady introduction of new flavors.

Diageo Beer Co. USA is also seeing gains in the category with its Smirnoff Spiked sparkling seltzer range. According to Krista Kiisk, brand director for flavored malt beverages at Diageo, Smirnoff Spiked is benefiting from rising consumer demand for products with no sugar. “The fact that Smirnoff Spiked has zero sugar is a point of difference from other options in the category,” Kiisk says.

Impact has a full report on the Hot Brand award winners for the beer, cider, RTD, and hard seltzer categories in its July 1 issue.

Chenin Blanc’s New Chapter

Now it’s starting a new chapter in the New World: Not only can Chenin Blanc acclimate to a variety of conditions, it can also deftly express its terroir.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/01/chenin-blanc-new-chapter/

Thirsty For Diversification? Consider Wine

Many of us enjoy a good glass of wine, and some of us go to great lengths to collect a fine, vintage bottle. For others, an interest in wine may evolve into an investment strategy.

https://www.fa-mag.com/news/thirsty-for-diversification–consider-wine-45530.html

Red Wine Aging Chart

Some red wines age better than others.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/red-wine-aging-chart-best-practices/

Understanding Vineyard Pests and Diseases

Grape growers and winemakers on how to identify and treat pests, fungal and bacterial infections, and viral diseases

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/understanding-vineyard-pests-and-diseases/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=74239914&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_K_p8x3G_kVSmLGikxw8WMny8qW-1w7oXoOQbIKeVfScfrLCKbbhbdQGUbsVKk5R9TtcU7BKX0sV0lxMcA8AI5htuSrw4PMnF2NL53367yyAaycwg&_hsmi=74240211

Wine, Widgets & Website Accessibility

Like most businesses today, wineries are grappling with making their websites accessible to users with disabilities

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/07/02/wine-widgets-website-accessibility

Pabst Debuts Hard Coffee And Everyone Says it Tastes Like Yoo-hoo

The 5-percent-ABV alcoholic coffee has garnered a general consensus of being a Frappuccino-like coffee chocolate milkshake, akin to childhood chocolate drink Yoo-hoo.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/pabst-hard-coffee/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c3745d956b-JULY_3_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c3745d956b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c3745d956b-38937345&mc_cid=c3745d956b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Aerator vs Decanter: Which is Better?

While the premise behind aerating and decanting wine is quite similar, there are some notable differences between the two.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/02/aerator-vs-decanter/

Defining Sugar Free Wine

The low down on residual sugar in wine

https://naturalmerchants.com/organicwines/sugar-free-wines/

Wine Grape Pruning Expenses Slashed with Mechanization

Mechanical pruning not only reduced labor costs by 90%, it resulted in increased grape yields and had no impact on the grape berry’s anthocyanin content.

https://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/wine-grape-pruning-expenses-slashed-with-mechanization/

Three workers die in Spain after being poisoned by fumes in wine vat

Everything indicates that poisonous gas was produced in one of the vats

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-07/03/c_138195852.htm

How the Supreme Court decision could upend the US wine market

Most wholesalers, and their lobbying association the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), on the other hand, have long opposed retailers’ rights to ship product into different states.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/how-supreme-court-decision-could-upend-us-wine-market

When is wine judgement more than just opinion?

When faced with an unfamiliar or new style of wine, what is the fairest way for a wine professional to respond?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/when-wine-judgement-more-just-opinion

Wine Appreciation As An Aesthetic Experience

The most important factor to keep in mind is that wine is an everyday affair. It is consumed by people in the course of their daily lives

https://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2019/07/wine-appreciation-as-an-aesthetic-experience.html

Insights into the world’s most widely planted variety – Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s most widely planted grape variety. Australia is home to what are believed to be among the oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the world, located in the northern Barossa Valley (planted in 1886).

https://www.wineaustralia.com/news/market-bulletin/issue-163?utm_source=Wine+Australia+weekly+market+bulletins&utm_campaign=b82e68996c-Weekly_market_bulletin_2_July_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a9be1dd865-b82e68996c-211893529

Milk-based liquor gets shot at lucrative vodka market

Distillers whose main ingredient is dairy, fruit or honey can now label their product vodka

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/canada-new-vodka-standard-milk-fruit-honey-1.5198642

LIBER PATER TO RELEASE THE MOST EXPENSIVE IN THE WORLD

Boutique Bordeaux producer Liber Pater is to release its next vintage at €30,000 a bottle, making it the most expensive wine in the world.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/liber-pater-to-release-the-most-expensive-in-the-world/

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE RESULTING IN THE USE OF MORE PESTICIDES IN VINEYARDS

Researchers have said that climate change could have a significant impact on the amount of pesticides used in vineyards as rainfall and humidity levels rise.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/climate-change-resulting-in-more-pesticides-in-wine/

 

Canned vs. Bottled: Which Type of Wine Is More Sustainable?

Is single-serve canned wine really a more sustainable product than a traditional 750-milliliter bottle of wine, which pours approximately five glasses?

https://fortune.com/longform/canned-wine-sustainability-environment/

 

Hottest Wine App, My Wine Society, Introduced by Wine Lover Website, Wine Enthusiast

Our Podcast Is On IT!!

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/07/03/wine-app-my-wine-society-introduced-by-wine-enthusiast

 

Wine’s Magic Ingredient

The magic ingredient can be free and you can get it anywhere.

https://thetahoeweekly.com/2019/07/wines-magic-ingredient/

 

Allergic or Intolerant to Wine? There’s a Ray of Hope for You

Now researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered a compound in natural yeast that may be the baseline culprit accountable for many wine allergies or intolerances.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/allergic-or-intolerant-to-wine-theres-a-ray-of-hope-for-you/

 

Next climate challenge: Getting the smoky taste out of wine

Wine is big business in California. It’s the source of 3 of every 5 bottles sold in the United States, with an estimated $35.2 billion in U.S. sales in 2017

https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060663569

 

The Five Best Italian Red Wines Beginners Must Try

Because they absolutely encapsulate what Italian wine is all about!

https://winefolly.com/episode/best-italian-red-wines-that-beginners-must-to-try/

 

6 Sparkling Wines That Are Chicer (& Cheaper) Than Prosecco

Read on for our pick of surprisingly affordable summer sparkles

https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/prosecco-alternatives-sparkling-wine

 

A Quick Guide to Wine Dryness: Why It Tastes Sweet When It Isn’t (and More)

What exactly is sweet, and what is dry in a wine?

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

 

By-The-Glass Wine Lists Are Really Bad. Here’s Why Restaurants Should Make Them Better.

Not only are by-the-glass lists routinely bad but, as consumers, we’ve come to expect it—and pay a premium for it besides.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/glass-wine-lists-really-bad-130512640.html

 

At this Plymouth wine bar, you do the pouring

At Uva, located in Plymouth’s increasingly lively downtown, a customer can get 1.5 ounces, 3 ounces, or 6 ounces of wine by swiping a card in one of the machines the bar uses, with an automatic cap of 18 ounces per hour.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/07/05/this-wine-bar-customers-pouring/msIFgL45kLtIsXAklRb48K/story.html

 

Is your wine bottle lighter? That’s one way wineries are cutting their energy use.

Some wineries are taking substantial measures to reduce the environmental impact of all that energy use.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/is-your-wine-bottle-lighter-thats-one-way-wineries-are-cutting-their-energy-use/2019/07/03/4d91bc4a-9ddc-11e9-9ed4-c9089972ad5a_story.html?utm_term=.f06511bf662c

 

YOUR GUIDE TO BECOMING A ROSÉ EXPERT

Rosé isn’t just red and white wine mixed together.

https://qz.com/quartzy/1625750/the-complete-summer-guide-to-rose-wine/

 

 

Crushing Some Myths of Wine Tasting

To swirl or not to swirl?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/07/crushing-some-myths-of-wine-tasting

 

Breaking Down the Differences Between Gin and Genever

If you’re not familiar with genever, you’re certainly not alone.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/05/breaking-down-the-differences-between-gin-and-genever/

 

The myths behind the wine mum hidden drinking culture in New Zealand

There’s a common acceptance that parenting is hard, so it’s little wonder so many women turn to alcohol and cling to the wine mum culture that exists as a form of acceptance and belonging

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/113911596/the-myths-behind-the-wine-mum-hidden-drinking-culture-in-new-zealand

 

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Liquor Industry News 07-08-19

July 8, 2019

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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07-08-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Massachusetts Lawmakers Want To Crack Down on Beer Gardens

The Perfect Wine Pairings For All Your Favorite BBQ and Grilled Foods

The Hottest Cocktails of Summer 2019

 

 

New Seltzer

Stratford, Connecticut-based Two Roads Brewing Company is preparing to enter the hard seltzer market with H2Roads Craft Hard Seltzer. The 4.5% abv seltzer is flavored using real fruit instead of extracts or flavorings and made with cane sugar. The brand will launch with three flavors: Raspberry, Grapefruit, and Cranberry Lime. The releases, depending on flavor, will range from 95-115 calories and contain 2-3 grams of sugar and 2-4 grams of carbs. H2Roads will debut on draft and in 6-packs of 12-ounces cans in August throughout Two Roads’ distribution footprint.

Are Wineries Getting Inspected by the FDA?

Please note that breweries, [hard] cideries, and distilleries are also subject to the FSMA regulation and FDA inspections,

https://www.dgwinemaking.com/are-wineries-getting-inspected-by-the-fda/

The top 10 best-selling Scotch brands

Looking across our top 10, only two brands were in decline, with double-digit growth for Diageo’s Black & White blend

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/the-top-10-best-selling-scotch-whisky-brands-2/

Trinchero Family Estates moves into vermouth

Winery Trinchero Family Estates has created a line of dry and sweet vermouths that were inspired by a 120-year-old family recipe.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/trinchero-family-estates-moves-into-vermouth/

BOISSET OPENS NAPA’S FIRST WINE HISTORY MUSEUM

Flamboyant Frenchman Jean-Charles Boisset has opened the Napa Valley’s first wine history museum at Oakville Grocery, which dates back to 1881.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/06/boisset-opens-napas-first-wine-history-museum/

Line 39 Wines Launches Augmented Reality App

Line 39 has launched a mobile app for summer featuring an adventurous ‘Find Your Summer’ AR experience activated by the bottle labels

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=215756

Why having too many choices makes us miserable

Having a lot of choices at our fingertips creates the feeling of FOMO, and that makes us miserable.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90366816/why-having-too-many-choices-is-a-bad-thing

Hard seltzer sales have exploded.

Here’s a look at which kinds are actually worth buying

https://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/hard-seltzer-sales-have-exploded-here-s-a-look-at/article_d008f350-1fec-5802-82c5-195dbd3dada3.html

Napa County creating special blend of regulations for small wineries

That exemption doesn’t allow direct-to-consumer activities like tasting and sales, according to the report

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/napacounty/9723145-181/napa-county-small-winery-regulation

THE FOUR THINGS WINE CONSUMERS CARE ABOUT

What is driving consumers to purchase the wines they do and how are they making these decisions?

https://www.wineintelligence.com/the-four-things-wine-consumers-care-about/

 

America’s Best Beers, According To Homebrewers (2019)

Of the 25 that made the list, 20 beers come from small and independent craft brewers

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/best-beers-america-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=295b6ccb85-JUNE_25_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-295b6ccb85-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-295b6ccb85-38937345&mc_cid=295b6ccb85&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Unlikely Tale of How Scotch Survived (and Thrived) During Prohibition

The British government did not jump on the wagon, and Scotch exports declined less than 3 percent between 1920 and 1932.

https://vinepair.com/articles/scotch-whisky-history-prohibition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=295b6ccb85-JUNE_25_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-295b6ccb85-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-295b6ccb85-38937345&mc_cid=295b6ccb85&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Negroni Pops Recipe

These Negroni Pops combine the classic negroni cocktail’s signature ingredients – gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth – with a sweet-and-sour strawberry and grapefruit juice in a frosty adult popsicle.

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/negroni-pops-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=295b6ccb85-JUNE_25_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-295b6ccb85-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-295b6ccb85-38937345&mc_cid=295b6ccb85&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Seven Things You Should Know About Chateau Montelena

There’s far more to learn about this American icon

https://vinepair.com/articles/chateau-montelena-judgment-paris/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=295b6ccb85-JUNE_25_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-295b6ccb85-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-295b6ccb85-38937345&mc_cid=295b6ccb85&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Top 10 best-selling world whisk(e)y brands

As Irish whiskey maintains its rising popularity, Japanese whisky and American whiskey strain to keep up with demand

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/the-top-10-best-selling-world-whiskey-brands/

 

The Benefits of Learning with a Wine Aroma Kit

My new aroma kit helped fill that gap in my education, introducing me to common wine aromas I didn’t encounter on a regular basis like lychee, truffle, lees and red currant.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/24/the-benefits-of-learning-with-a-wine-aroma-kit/

 

Hello, is this Cabernet Alexa?

Will technology replace wine educators?

http://www.vinfabula.com/wine-stories/2019/6/17/hello-is-this-cabernet-alexa

Reductive vs. Oxidative Winemaking, Explained

Both terms refer to the relative presence or absence of oxygen during winemaking.

https://vinepair.com/articles/reductive-oxidative-winemaking-differences/

 

You May Not Be Drinking The Famous Stag’s Leap Wine You Think You’re Drinking

The winery whose name has an apostrophe before the S – is the famous Napa winery known for producing the Cabernet that bested the top Bordeaux at the 1976 Judgement of Paris.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/you-may-not-be-drinking-the-famous-stags-leap-wine-you-think-youre-drinking/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=773d0e2036-JUNE_26_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-773d0e2036-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-773d0e2036-38937345&mc_cid=773d0e2036&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Barefoot

E& J. Gallo’s Barefoot Cellars has introduced Barefoot Wine-To-Go, the latest new packaging format for the brand. The 500-ml. carton features a screwcap and is available nationwide for Barefoot’s Moscato, Rosé, Pinot Grigio, and Chardonnay wines. In support of the launch, Barefoot has partnered with actress Mindy Kaling on a series of short videos that promote Wine-To-Go’s portability. Barefoot is the second-largest wine brand in the U.S., with more than 20 million cases depleted in 2018, according to Impact Databank.

 

How does one shop for wine?

The biggest 10 producers make up about just under 20% of the world market. In most

grocery stores, the wines represented may come from as few as five producers, though

the display, known as the “wine wall” appears to have scores of producers competing for

your wine dollars.

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/life/columnists/2019/06/25/robert-russell-how-does-one-shop-wine/1551463001/

 

Busted: 5 Health Myths About Wine

Learn the truth behind commonly held beliefs about alcohol and wellness

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/busted-5-health-myths-about-wine

 

What Does Price Say About Your Wine?

Price itself isn’t a litmus test for quality or taste.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/25/what-does-price-say-about-your-wine/

 

Decoding Tennessee Whiskey

Sometimes it seems like Bourbon and rye get all the attention, but Tennessee whiskey deserves a share of the spotlight, too.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/25/decoding-tennessee-whiskey/

 

How To Make White Wine Sangria

White Wine Sangria! Sangria is really simple, it’s fruit soaked in wine. Good for a party of two or a crowd and pairs well with just about anything.

https://pasowine.com/white-wine-sangria/

 

Top 10 best-selling brandy and Cognac brands

Global exports of Cognac rose for a fourth consecutive year from 2017­-2018, according to Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) figures

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/top-10-best-selling-brandy-and-cognac-brands/

 

 

THE 10 MOST VALUABLE BEER BRANDS IN THE WORLD 2019

Each year, accountancy firm Brand Finance compares the revenues the world’s largest drinks companies make from their brands to determine which have the most influence and exposure.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/06/the-10-most-valuable-beer-brands-in-the-world-2019/

 

 

Survey Of Wine Consumers Says Sustainability Takes Precedence Over Organic

High consumer interest in sustainably produced wine, and consumers harbor a favorable perception of sustainable certification programs as well.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/06/26/survey-of-wine-consumers-says-sustainability-takes-precedence-over-organic/#386068a07bd8

 

 

Given more information about how wine is made, consumers less likely to pay for organic

The study provides insight on consumer perception of organic and organic grape labeling, and how labels that highlight the absence of ingredients are perceived by consumers who aren’t familiar with standard production practices,

https://phys.org/news/2019-06-wine-consumers.html

 

Time to change perception of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand’s much-loved Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc needs to change its ‘drink now’ image to help boost consumer understanding of its more complex, premium and age-worthy styles.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/25493/Time_to_change_perception_of_Marlborough_Sauvignon_Blanc.html

The Hottest Cocktails of Summer 2019

Yelp just released its list of the summer’s top drinks, and the Aperol Spritz takes the top spot.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/most-popular-cocktails-summer-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=92ecab2d86-JUNE_28_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-92ecab2d86-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-92ecab2d86-38937345&mc_cid=92ecab2d86&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

5 of the Best Coffee-Infused Spirits and How to Use Them

As Americans have become more particular about our morning cup or afternoon cold brew, the coffee liqueur category is thriving.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/coffee-infused-spirits-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=92ecab2d86-JUNE_28_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-92ecab2d86-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-92ecab2d86-38937345&mc_cid=92ecab2d86&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE MAJOR WILDFIRE IN SPAIN

Authorities are battling a wildfire in Catalonia in northeastern Spain, deemed to be the region’s “worst in 20 years”, with the blaze having spread over 16,000 acres of land threatening vineyards in the area.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/06/firefighters-battle-major-wildfire-in-spain/

 

The Science of Rapid Liquor Infusion

Bartenders are playing with pressure, temperature, and time to get flavor faster

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-rapid-liquor-infusion/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=74146934&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_EX6RA6T8fwzsu1usYX9OP2Ez3SqbM1wQXReve_hRwVwyRHJKfI1VjL2acCeVFJnmsmIrtVUvqJKh5ZEuzHQp0h5PdVq3fOcFnsBIZ0TpAAe-mL_g&_hsmi=74147531

 

How to Identify Off-flavors in Beer

At times, bar and restaurant patrons send back a beer not because they don’t like the style but because they claim it contains an “off-flavor”—an unpleasant taste or smell that in most cases shouldn’t be present.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-to-identify-off-flavors-in-beer/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=74146934&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_EX6RA6T8fwzsu1usYX9OP2Ez3SqbM1wQXReve_hRwVwyRHJKfI1VjL2acCeVFJnmsmIrtVUvqJKh5ZEuzHQp0h5PdVq3fOcFnsBIZ0TpAAe-mL_g&_hsmi=74147531

 

 

What the SCOTUS Decision Means for Wine

Momentous Supreme Court decision on wine and liquor law, here are a few thoughts.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/06/what-the-scotus-decision-means-for-wine

 

 

Drink up with limited edition Blues Stanley Cup Championship wine

This is BY FAR The Worst Tasting Wine Ever To Any Bruins Fan!

https://www.kmov.com/news/drink-up-with-limited-edition-blues-stanley-cup-championship-wine/article_39fb462c-98f2-11e9-839c-67e13a1f4fc1.html

A beginners guide to wine tasting in Spain (plus all the lingo you’ll need)

Spain has a wide variety of wineries that produce some of the best wines in the world and it’s a huge part of the culture.

https://www.thelocal.es/20190628/a-beginners-guide-to-wine-tasting-in-spain-plus-all-the-lingo-youll-need

How do winemakers combat heatwaves?

What does an unexpected heatwave mean for vineyards – and how do winemakers tackle it…?

https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/how-do-winemakers-combat-heatwaves-vineyards-ask-decanter-374372/#g2SdQKtGYIuEfGG6.99

Toxic substances found in the glass and decoration of alcoholic beverage bottles

Bottles of beer, wine and spirits contain potentially harmful levels of toxic elements, such as lead and cadmium, in their enamelled decorations, a new study shows.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uop-tsf062719.php

Swirl, sniff, sip & spit tastings miss important taste elements

http://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=95989

How drawing pictures can help us understand wine

Constellation Brands research finds about a third of consumers state that they are confused about wine.

https://blog.oup.com/2019/06/drawing-pictures-help-understand-wine/

The Best Wine For Celebrating Your 21st Birthday, Or Any Milestone

Finding a wine that improves with 20 or more years of age is not impossible, but why not purchase one that defined winemaking history as well?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2019/06/28/the-best-wine-for-celebrating-your-21st-birthday-or-any-milestone/#7eddbaae3174

Everything You Need To Know About The Natural Wine Trend

A backlash to modern winemaking processes that have become common practice

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/what-is-natural-wine

A New Style of Winemaking Could Take Sherry Mainstream

This lower-intervention style of winemaking is appealing to drinkers who believe less manipulation results in a more expressive wine.

http://fortune.com/longform/what-is-sherry-winemaking/

The Perfect Wine Pairings For All Your Favorite BBQ and Grilled Foods

Picking wines that complement all of the tangy, salty, and sweet flavors of our favorite grilled foods can be a challenge.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/beverages/wine-and-grill-pairings

Wait, Is Kylie Jenner Making Kylie-Brand Wine Now?

Jenner filed trademarksfor various alcohol-related products, such as spirits, liquor, wine, alcoholic cocktail mixes, prepared alcoholic cocktails, and prepared wine cocktails, which opens a world of possibilities

https://www.thecut.com/2019/06/kylie-jenner-files-trademark-for-alcohol.html

A Field Guide to South Africa’s Best Sparkling Wines

These wines are among the South African wine industry’s best, least-promoted bottles.

https://vinepair.com/articles/methode-cap-classique-mcc-wine-guide/

Massachusetts Lawmakers Want To Crack Down on Beer Gardens

Boston’s beloved beer gardens are in jeopardy thanks to a bill introduced by Massachusetts lawmakers earlier this year.

https://reason.com/2019/06/29/massachusetts-lawmakers-want-to-crack-down-on-beer-gardens/

The Complete Guide to Egg Fermentation

Eggs, particularly of the concrete variety, seem to be all the rage in winemaking.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/06/the-complete-guide-to-egg-fermentation

 

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Liquor Industry News 07-01-19

July 1, 2019

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07-01-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Why Scientists Think a Glass of Wine During Pregnancy Isn’t So Bad

Why so many beers have retro-looking cans

New Products Fuel Growth For Flavored Whiskies

 

 

Vintage Wine Estates to launch range of wine-based cocktails

Called Gaze Wine Cocktails, the 4.5% ABV range consists of two beverages: coconut water-chardonnay-moscato and blueberry-pomegranate moscato.



https://www.foodbev.com/news/vintage-wine-estates-to-launch-range-of-wine-based-cocktails/

 

Can You Recycle Wine Corks? Here’s How You Can Best Dispose Of Them

Did you know we want your corks?

We collect and recycle!

https://www.bustle.com/p/can-you-recycle-wine-corks-heres-how-you-can-best-dispose-of-them-18010016

 

Top 10 spirits brands on social media

While social media has the ability to boost brands’ success around the world, opaque posts by ‘influencers’ have fallen foul of regulators. Here, SB recognises the best-performing brands on social media and names the Social Media Hero from our Brand Champions 2019 report.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/top-10-spirits-brands-on-social-media-4/

Americans Are Drinking Less Beer, But Craft Is King

Small craft-beer facilities are responsible for much of the growth in the number of U.S. producers.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-17/americans-are-drinking-less-beer-but-craft-is-king

 

10 Things You Should Know About Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve was launched by the Brown-Forman Corporation less than a quarter-century ago, in 1996.

https://vinepair.com/articles/woodford-reserve-kentucky-bourbon/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3baffc8502-JUNE_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3baffc8502-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3baffc8502-38937345&mc_cid=3baffc8502&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Disney’s New Marvel Park Is Planning a Brewery

The city of Anaheim, CA approved permit requests for Disney to build a Marvel-inspired theme park. The approved permits include bathroom construction, a meet-and-greet area, and (drumroll, please) a “microbrewery,” the Los Angeles Times reports.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/disney-new-marvel-brewery/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3baffc8502-JUNE_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3baffc8502-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3baffc8502-38937345&mc_cid=3baffc8502&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Amazon Liquor Stores In MA Future?

Amazon has applied for a liquor license to open a small retail shop in San Francisco, aiming to deliver beer, wine, and spirits in the area through its Prime Now service. With the filing, reported by the San Francisco Business Times, Amazon is seeking to operate a 200-square-foot shop from 8am to 4pm daily, while making deliveries from 8am to midnight. Amazon is already making alcohol deliveries through its Whole Foods subsidiary in a number of key U.S. markets.

  

How Wine Companies Build Their Brands With Little Advertising

From labels to sponsorships, there are several techniques

https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/how-wine-companies-build-their-brands-with-little-advertising/

 

Bulleit to open US$10m visitor center

Diageo will open Bulleit Distilling Co’s US$10 million visitor centre in Kentucky next week, which “leverages modern technology” and highlights the brand’s commitment to sustainability.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/bulleit-to-open-us10m-visitor-centre/

 

The Differences Between Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Aromas, Explained

When analyzing wines, professionals split flavors and aromas into three different categories: primary, secondary, and tertiary. Each originates from different sources, and not all wines express all three categories.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-aromas-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=81ec296569-JUNE_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-81ec296569-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-81ec296569-38937345&mc_cid=81ec296569&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Products Fuel Growth For Flavored Whiskies

Last year, the total flavored whiskey category grew by 5.5% to 12.28 million 9-liter cases in the U.S. market—representing more than a sixfold rise from 2010

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Italian Wine

Whether you’ve just begun to explore wine or are an expert who seeks to brush up on the basics, bookmark this page as a quick reference guide.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/18/a-beginners-guide-to-italian-wine/

 

 

7 Expert Tips for Ordering Wine at a Restaurant

Ordering wine at a restaurant doesn’t have to be so daunting. Ray Isle goes undercover as a sommelier and shares seven tips for a better wine experience during your next night on the town.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/expert-tips-ordering-wine-restaurant

Think You Know Portugal’s Vinho Verde? Think Again

Young producers have bucked the traditional production of inexpensive wines in favor of more concentrated, serious offerings. And, in turn, large producers are challenged to show that they can also produce dry wines of great quality.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/18/think-you-know-vinho-verde/

Wine lover cures agonising hangovers without giving up booze with one ingredient

A blood test has uncovered the true cause — she’s intolerant to chardonnay grapes, the fruit used in her favorite wine.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/wine-lover-cures-agonising-hangovers-16539898

What You Need to Know About Hungarian Wine

With a focus on dry wines from native varieties, a younger generation of winemakers is redefining the country’s offerings

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-hungarian-wine/

Are wines really seasonal or reasonable, while an equator separates all of it

All wines have a reason, more than a season

https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2019/06/19/are-wines-really-seasonal-or-reasonable-while-an-equator-separates-all-of-it/

Prosecco

Prosecco is reclaiming its identity as one of Italy’s most versatile and enjoyable wines.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/regions/prosecco/?utm_campaign=Buyer%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=73832963&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–TFo0BqSy8QTwjdA6UYbwypCW-Nv8YOVWa79gEo_1e_dOQNR7PHWz2v1-Ahopal0zapg8iikXJ66nG9SUcc81f27troeMoRmlFl2-erVS9gHGKvEE&_hsmi=73833464

Technique to Reduce Wine Glass Breakage

The technique that has helped me to reduce wine glass breakage by a significant percentage is for me to clean by holding the bowl and never the stem.

https://jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com/2019/06/17/technique-to-reduce-wine-glass-breakage/

Can You Taste a Champagne House Style?

Most people are not aware that each of the major Champagne houses have a unique “house style.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2019/06/18/can-you-taste-a-champagne-house-style/#315332341dec

Probe into Bordeaux wine labels causes concern

An investigation into whether certain Bordeaux wine labels mislead consumers has caused uncertainty among châteaux and merchants in the region.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/bordeaux-wine-labels-probe-concern-418152/#mUto442TvpUZ2mGG.99

Drink Up! These Are The 7 Most Sought After Black-Owned Wines In The World

THESE WORLD-CLASS VINEYARDS AND WINERIES MIGHT ENTICE YOU TO DIVERSIFY YOUR PALATE FOR WINE.

https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/food-drinks/black-owned-wines/

Some countries’ wine is not as green as you think

New Zealand has built its wine export business in the US on two things: a potent, tropical style of Sauvignon Blanc, and a green image.

At least one of those is true.

https://blog.wblakegray.com/2019/06/some-countries-wine-is-not-as-green-as.html

The 25 Best Cities to Open a Brewery

Opening a brewery is difficult for a multitude of reasons. For many buddying beer brands, finding a location is near the top of that list. A recent study aims to eliminate some of that guesswork.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/best-us-cities-open-brewery/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a498aa0a7f-JUNE_20_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a498aa0a7f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a498aa0a7f-38937345&mc_cid=a498aa0a7f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Beyond Budweiser: Understanding the Clydesdales’ Connection to American Beer History

Despite being famously tied to Budweiser, these animals and other draft horses like them were used by almost all American breweries in the mid-1800s to early 1900s.

https://vinepair.com/articles/budweiser-clydesdales-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a498aa0a7f-JUNE_20_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a498aa0a7f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a498aa0a7f-38937345&mc_cid=a498aa0a7f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What are the biggest beer brands in America? Here’s the top 31

And while craft beer sales are growing – they were up 4.7% last year over 2017, according to IWSR Drinks Market Analysis report – the market for big commercial brands (the kinds of beer that appear on this list) actually declined 1.5% over the same period.

FYI WE STOCK 27 OF THE 31!

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/06/19/beer-brands-americas-31-most-popular-beers/39490347/

Heineken 0.0: Beer Icon Targets New Generation With Less Calories, Carbs, Alcohol – And Great Taste

Heineken has put into crafting what it – and many consumers around the world – consider the best available alcohol-free lager

IN STOCK!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2019/06/20/heineken-0-0-beer-icon-targets-new-generation-with-less-calories-carbs-alcohol-and-great-taste/#66c88e037ade

U.S. Market Wine and Spirits Industry Glossary

A big part of finding success in the American market is understanding the lingo used in the U.S. trade, meaning importers, wholesalers, retailers, on-premise, brokers, et al.

https://blog.libdib.com/market-wine-spirits-industry-glossary?utm_campaign=Colorado%20Launch%20June%202019&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=73886059&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8h5YttJ1Mh0LxhPr3Zs6wyXsHlO5X6hYz46vif7F_1SyN6yQtkp10bWIokTUKZ6dG_9_R6jG7ALQThJhvgdPlC5g4uTKMz7kEmMBmEWz_4YM5vtL4&_hsmi=73886059

What is Acidity in Wine?

These acidic components can be complex, but they’re fundamental to determine how a wine looks, tastes and is made.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/19/what-is-acidity-in-wine/

Ancient Celts were partial to beer, mead and imported Greek wines

The finds come from a study of organic residues within cups, jars and jugs found at a hill fort site at Vix-Mont Lassois in Burgundy.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2206989-ancient-celts-were-partial-to-beer-mead-and-imported-greek-wines/

 

The Spheres of Influence That Impact Our Perception of Wine

Each glass of wine that we enjoy is the end-product of numerous components that come together in a unique manner to satisfy our ethereal sense of pleasure.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/the-spheres-of-influence-that-impact-our-perception-of-wine/

 

How Hybrid Barrels are Changing Your Wine, Beer and Spirits

The hybrid barrel used American oak staves, which are the long, concave pieces of wood that make up the body of the barrel. They were joined by French oak heads, the circular pieces of wood that enclose each end.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/20/how-hybrid-barrels-are-changing-your-wine-beer-and-spirits/

 

Why so many beers have retro-looking cans

Tecate, Miller High Life, and Narragansett are some of the companies hoping throwback labels will lure nostalgic drinkers.

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/6/21/18693073/retro-beer-can-design-tecate-miller-high-life-narragansett

 

AUSTRALIA SATELLITE MAPS ALL ITS VINEYARDS

Australia’s entire vineyard area has been comprehensively mapped in the country’s first ‘National Vineyard Scan’ and was found to be 8% bigger than previously thought.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/06/australia-satellite-maps-all-its-vineyards/

 

Why Scientists Think a Glass of Wine During Pregnancy Isn’t So Bad

The question of wine during pregnancy remains a matter of much scientific debate.

https://news.yahoo.com/why-scientists-think-glass-wine-202538219.html

Three Salad Recipes that Pair Perfectly with Wine

With all that complexity, including notoriously wine-averse ingredients like beets and chiles, finding the right wine for a salad can be a daunting task.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/three-salad-recipes-that-pair-perfect-with-wine/

Your Cheat Sheet to the Upcoming Supreme Court Decision on Wine

A decision is expected soon; here are possible outcomes and repercussions from the biggest case concerning alcohol in 14 years

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/your-cheat-sheet-to-the-upcoming-supreme-court-decision-on-wine

The Power of a Well Crafted Label

Here’s the truth, when making a purchase decision at the retail level the customer typically doesn’t have a lot of information to go off of…and as such they will make their purchase decisions based upon your label – about 80% (or more) of that decision is based on your visual appeal. The remaining 20% is ancillary, like what they know about your specific brand or the type of product.

https://blog.merchant23.com/the-power-of-a-well-crafted-label

 

An X-rated wine? This California label goes the risqué route

Sure, sex sells. But could it also move a bottle of vino?

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-wine-is-using-sex-to-sell-itself-2019-06-21?reflink=MW_GoogleNews

 

Aldi wine, that’s ‘better than Moet’, selling 3,400 bottles a day

t’s the Aldi champagne that’s already been voted ‘better than Moet’ by top experts around the world

https://7news.com.au/travel/food-wine/aldi-wine-thats-better-than-moet-selling-3400-bottles-a-day-c-167938

 

How to Host a Wine Tasting Party Like a Pro

Advice on home wine parties.

OR Let us help with wine and be your host!

https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/wine-tasting-party/

 

Jean-Charles Boisset’s interactive wine book revamps wine tasting experience

Interactive experiences in the book include material samples to touch that illustrate the various textures of wine; a spread with scent strips to convey key aromas in wine; and a heat sensitive illustration of a decanter

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/9716236-181/jean-charles-boissets-interactive-wine-book?sba=AAS

 

5 Underrated Rosé Regions You Should Get to Know

Pink wine’s provenance goes much further than Provence

https://www.tastingtable.com/drinks/national/best-rose-regions-wine-vineyards

 

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Liquor Industry News 06-24-19

June 24, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

06-24-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to Pair Wine with Watermelon

There’s a scientific reason men get beer bellies and women don’t

The 15 Best Vodkas for Every Budget

 

RUEDA TO CREATE ‘SUPERIOR’ CLASSIFICATION FOR OLD-VINE VERDEJO

Spain’s leading white wine region, Rueda, is to allow international grapes and create a new classification for higher quality expressions from old vines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/06/rueda-to-create-superior-classification-for-old-vine-verdejo/

The Basque Wine That’s Bright, Spritzy, and Perfect for Summer

Txakoli can be made with two grapes, Hondarrabi Zuri, a white grape; and Hondarrabi Beltza, a red grape.

https://vinepair.com/articles/txakoli-basque-country-wine-summer/

5 Benefits of Purchasing Wine Online

Even though you can buy wine online at the comfort of your room, it isn’t a simple task as many people think.

https://ventsmagazine.com/2019/06/10/5-benefits-of-purchasing-wine-online/

Champagne Charges Ahead In U.S., Crossing 1.5 Million Cases

While a number of Champagne brands are in growth mode, Moët Hennessy USA’s portfolio continues to play an outsized role, with its three top brands—Veuve Clicquot, Moët & Chandon, and Dom Pérignon

http://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2019/06/10/23207/champagne-charges-ahead-in-u-s-crossing-1-5-million-cases/

 

Why Mondeuse Is Gaining Popularity Among U.S. Somms

Everything you need to know about this under-the-radar red wine variety, including why wine professionals love it

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-mondeuse-is-gaining-popularity-among-u-s-somms/

 

Soave’s top sites upgraded to crus

The newly recognised crus cover just under 40% of the Soave vineyard area, and are all located on “historic hillside terroirs”.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/25396/Soave_92s_top_sites_upgraded_to_crus.html

 

The Wine Country Tasting Room Is Dead. But Long Live Wine Country

People are no longer willing to just come into a tasting room, pay their tasting fees, try five wines, and move on

http://fortune.com/2019/06/09/wine-country-tasting-rooms/

 

A Field Guide to Olives, From Tree to Table to Toothpick

Humans have been cultivating the fruit (yes, fruit!) for millennia, and they are prominent in cuisines from Spain to Syria.

https://vinepair.com/articles/olive-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=20a0be3680-JUNE_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-20a0be3680-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-20a0be3680-38937345&mc_cid=20a0be3680&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

GOLD BRACELET FLASK

This bracelet does a lot more than just look good on your wrist, it also holds your favorite spirit,

https://store.vinepair.com/products/gold-bracelet-flask?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=20a0be3680-JUNE_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-20a0be3680-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-20a0be3680-38937345&mc_cid=20a0be3680&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

9 Things You Should Know About Stone Brewing

It’s now the ninth-largest craft brewing company in the U.S. by sales volume, distributing beer to all 50 states.

https://vinepair.com/articles/stone-brewing-san-diego/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=20a0be3680-JUNE_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-20a0be3680-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-20a0be3680-38937345&mc_cid=20a0be3680&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Trump says U.S. will ‘do something’ about French wine tariffs

The U.S. charges a tariff of 5 cents per 750-milliliter bottle of imported still wine and 14 cents for sparkling wine, according to the Wine Institute

https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-french-wine-tariffs-trump-20190610-story.html

A Complete Guide to the Finger Lakes Wine Country

An expansive yet accessible gem, more than 140 wineries are spread throughout the American Viticultural Area (AVA), though the majority are clustered around the stunning scenery of the Cayuga, Keuka and Seneca Lakes.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/10/travel-guide-the-finger-lakes/

The Science of Ice in Cocktails

Bartenders weigh in on shape, size, cut, and clarity—and how to choose the right ice

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-ice-in-cocktails/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=73537306&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_No_WQeN1p1D3xY_n9mVC_WUMpW5nmVMADyFuKlP8l0SXeM2WjgNzsaNHfOvMINdb2P4Zy7UM2yOf6Vj0VDk1dRmg2dDltKVEQ8ymHh7sn3NXmArQ&_hsmi=73537596

Ralph Lauren launches ‘Sonoma Valley’ home furnishings line

In describing the new line, the RL website states that “the rustic romanticism of California’s landscape inspires a warm, casual elegance defined by an earthen palette, natural textures and refined craftsmanship.”

https://www.sonomanews.com/business/9644339-181/ralph-lauren-launches-sonoma-valley

 

CA State Fair announces wine competition winners

2,811 California wines representing 11 wine regions were judged over three days

https://www.morningagclips.com/ca-state-fair-announces-wine-competition-winners/

Why I Support “Save The Family Farms”

The law now requires, small growers like myself would have to invest upwards of $2,000,000 to build a wine production facility; existing Napa County laws do not allow small producers to have tastings without a production facility. This is not realistic for a small producer, nor does it make any economic business sense.

https://www.savethefamilyfarms.com/post/why-i-support-save-the-family-farms

Why ‘like what you like’ is generally bad advice when it comes to wine

Some questionable comments made about wine tasting, including the oft-proffered advice, ‘like what you like.’

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/why-like-what-you-like-is-generally-bad-advice-when-it-comes-to-wine

US craft beer slows while craft spirits take off

We Drink Basically The Same Wine As Ancient Romans — And That’s Not So Great

Many of the most popular wine varieties sold today are extremely genetically similar to the wines that ancient Romans drank — and may have existed for thousands of years longer.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/06/10/731272004/we-drink-basically-the-same-wine-as-ancient-romans-and-thats-not-so-great

Wine distributor admits fraud-involving product featured on ‘Shark Tank’

Sources identified the company as Copa da Vino.

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/crime/joseph-falcone-shark-1.32228590

APOTHIC SINGLE SERVE

The aluminum bottles give customers a lightweight, portable way to enjoy its ever-popular red blend wherever they go – from bonfires on the beach to parties in the park. Sold in two-packs,

http://www.spiritedbiz.com/apothic-single-serve/

Jose Cuervo: a brand history

The world’s largest Tequila brand certainly has pedigree.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/jose-cuervo-a-brand-history/

In Wine Law…Be Careful What You DO NOT Ask For

There was also in place an assumption that the Court order barring enforcement of the state’s anti-shipping laws only applied to wineries, and not to retailers.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2019/06/in-wine-law-be-careful-what-you-do-not-ask-for/

 

Don’t believe the hype — experts say wellness beers, wine are BS

Regardless of “herbs or sodium or other ingredients.” US dietary guidelines recommend that alcohol be consumed “in moderation,” meaning up to one drink a day for women and two for men.

https://nypost.com/2019/06/11/dont-believe-the-hype-experts-say-wellness-beers-wine-are-bs/

 

 

Is Oak Over?

Nowadays, trend-setting somms hate those oaky, ripe wines, and the hippest winemakers avoid new oak barrels studiously.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-oak-affects-wine-trends/

 

 

Rioja rule rewrite aims at greater traceability and transparency

Rioja’s wine board has adopted a sea of far-reaching measures including rules on new legally binding bottle label references aimed at providing greater transparency and guarantees for consumers over wine production.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/25414/Rioja_rule_re-write_aim_at_greater_traceability_and_transparency_.html

 

The 15 Best Vodkas for Every Budget

You might notice some top-selling vodkas absent from this list.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-vodkas-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b9c26774fd-JUNE_13_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b9c26774fd-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b9c26774fd-38937345&mc_cid=b9c26774fd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

MillerCoors balks at an industry wide beer campaign as it fights with AB InBev

The effort to boost the sagging category will begin this summer.

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/consumer-products/millercoors-balks-industrywide-beer-campaign-it-fights-ab-inbev

Johnnie Walker to debut Ice and Fire whiskies

Diageo’s blended Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker is set to launch two limited edition Game of Thrones-themed expressions, called A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/johnnie-walker-to-debut-ice-and-fire-whiskies/

 

MILLER LITE UNVEILS BEER CAN THAT DOUBLES AS A GAMES CONSOLE

Called the Cantroller, the novelty but fully-functioning item is a 10-button games console that has been incorporated into a 12-ounce can of Miller Lite.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/06/miller-lite-unveils-beer-can-that-doubles-as-a-games-console/

There’s a scientific reason men get beer bellies and women don’t

While women tend to store fat in their thighs, arms, and backside, men tend to do so in their bellies.

https://www.businessinsider.com/beer-belly-scientific-reason-men-get-beer-bellies-women-dont-2019-6

Monster Energy Is Expanding With Alcohol And Cannabis Drinks

Company execs told shareholders earlier this week an expansion into alcohol and cannabis beverages could be around the corner.

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a27955972/monster-energy-alcohol-and-cannabis-drinks/

Is it Time For a New Natural Wine?

The lack of official regulation or certification for using the phrase “natural wine” has created an existential crisis.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/12/its-time-for-a-new-natural-wine/

Three things to know about wine writing

Why does everybody hate wine writers?

https://medium.com/@Felicity_Carter/three-things-to-know-about-wine-writing-c3ebb0801fd5

New Wine Spritzer

Treasury Wine Estates has launched three new wine spritzers under the Main & Vine brand. The 5.5% abv drinks contain 95 calories per 250-ml. can and are available in Blood Orange Mango, Pomegranate, and Pink Grapefruit. The company is marketing the spritzes as standalone drinks as well as for use in cocktails. The gluten-free spritzers are now available in individual cans and 4-packs, with the 4-packs retailing for a suggested price of $8.

 

 

The definitive guide to wine bottle shapes and sizes

In short, different bottle sizes don’t mean better wine quality, although smaller bottles are believed to hasten the ageing process.

https://www.wsetglobal.com/knowledge-centre/blog/2019/june/13/the-definitive-guide-to-wine-bottle-shapes-and-sizes/

 

Sub-appellation confusion

The Napa Valley may be a classic case of the complete loss of sub-regional identity, which appears to have been, at first, accidental and then willful.

https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/dan-berger/dan-berger-on-wine-sub-appellation-confusion/article_0568c8ae-ca29-572f-94e2-539ef2ee1794.html

A natural wine glossary: from organic to ‘minimal intervention’

Because the term has no legal definition, you can put that question to two different people — a clerk in a wine shop, for instance, and a sommelier — and get two different answers.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/a-natural-wine-glossary-from-organic-to-minimal-intervention/2019/06/13/5ade77c4-84b6-11e9-933d-7501070ee669_story.html?utm_term=.81770dd99326

How to Pair Wine with Watermelon

Stick to something light-bodied, chill it well and read on to initiate your own watermelon-pairing experimentation.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/14/how-to-pair-wine-with-watermelon/

 

Why wine is being rebranded as the hot new health drink

Can wine be rebranded as a health drink? In a bid to win over millennials, some wine industry creatives are giving it a shot.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/9692278-181/why-wine-is-being-rebranded

 

How to pair wine with Japanese food

Yes, there are rules, though they’re intricate — and sometimes sake is the only option

https://www.ft.com/content/9f3f9bf6-8c9e-11e9-a24d-b42f641eca37

 

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Liquor Industry News 06-17-19

June 17, 2019

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOUR WINE IS VEGAN

 

Inside Hennessy | How Cognac is Made?

 

The 10 Best Light Beers for Athletes

5 easy tricks to avoid looking stupid when ordering wine in public — while still getting exactly what you like

What makes wine exciting and sometimes intimidating is the phenomenal variety of it that exists.

https://www.businessinsider.co.za/tricks-to-avoid-looking-stupid-when-ordering-wine-in-public-2019-4

 

 

17 Amazon Wine Products So Wildly Creative, You’ll Forget How You Drank Without Them

If you love to sip vino on the regular, we have found some incredible products you will definitely enjoy.

https://www.popsugar.com/food/Best-Wine-Accessories-Amazon-46221048

 

Want to know how to taste like a pro?

Five basic stages of wine tasting

https://www.irishnews.com/lifestyle/2019/06/03/news/want-to-know-how-to-taste-like-a-pro-five-basic-stages-of-wine-tasting-1630536/

 

 

Consumers Clearly Prefer Smaller Sizes of Wine-in-a-Can.

Ask TTB to Allow 250ml Single-Size

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/06/03/consumers-prefer-smaller-sizes-wine-in-a-can

 

Millennials are spending less money on alcohol than previous generations.

Now, brands are marketing their booze as ‘wellness’ drinks in a desperate bid to capture the market.

https://www.businessinsider.com/brands-marketing-alcohol-wellness-drinks-appeal-to-millennials-2019-5

What is a Bottle Shot?

It is the standard picture ID of your product that gets reused over and over again on your website,

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/outshinery-creative-inc.html#whatsnew

What Beer Should You Drink Based on Your Wine Preference?

Get to know more about specific hop varieties and find your new favorite beer by using your wine preferences as a guide.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/03/beer-hops-wine-preference/

If you thought Kona beer was brewed in Hawaii, you’re probably eligible for a refund

Kona beer sold on tap in Hawaii is brewed in Hawaii, but bottled and draft Kona beer in the U.S. is brewed at CBA’s facilities in New Hampshire,

https://thetakeout.com/kona-beer-refund-lawsuit-brewed-hawaii-1835205171

9 Things You Should Know About Bouchard Père & Fils

Here are nine more things you should know about Bouchard Père & Fils.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bouchard-pere-fils-burgundy-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f59416cfea-JUNE_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f59416cfea-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f59416cfea-38937345&mc_cid=f59416cfea&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

These Are the Cocktails at Disney’s Star Wars Cantina

Inspired by the Mos Eisley Cantina from Episode IV – A New Hope

From left to right, alcoholic beverages: The Outer Rim, Bespin Fizz, Yub Nub, and Fuzzy Tauntaun can be found at Oga’s Cantina inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. (Photo by Kent Phillips, Disney Parks)

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/star-wars-disney-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f59416cfea-JUNE_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f59416cfea-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f59416cfea-38937345&mc_cid=f59416cfea&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

4 Lesser-Known Spanish Wine Regions You Need to Discover Right Now

When you think of Spanish wine, the Rioja region likely comes to mind

https://www.afar.com/magazine/4-lesser-known-spanish-wine-regions-you-need-to-discover-right-now

 

Is there a future for half-bottles?

Half-bottles should be well positioned to take advantage of the consumer’s growing interest in moderation,

https://tablascreek.typepad.com/tablas/2019/06/is-there-a-future-for-half-bottles.html

Want to find the perfect bottle of wine? Ask these questions first

White-wine drinkers tend to spend around $3 less per bottle than red-wine drinkers, who spend an average of $40 per bottle versus the $37 that white-wine drinkers spend,

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/people-who-prefer-white-wine-spend-money-differently-than-red-wine-drinkers-2019-05-30

What Is a Tomato Leaf and What’s It Doing in My Wine?

So why does this term crop up so often in wine descriptions?

https://vinepair.com/articles/tomato-leaf-wine-tasting/

PunchPops, boozy freeze pops created by two Worcester MA natives, hit liquor stores just in time for beach season

PunchPops currently come in a lemon flavor,

https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/06/punchpops-boozy-freeze-pops-created-by-two-worcester-natives-hit-liquor-stores-just-in-time-for-beach-season.html

Basil Hayden’s bottles rye whiskey and rum blend

Bottled at 40% abv, the expression is available throughout the US for a limited period, priced at RRP US$44.99 per 750ml.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/basil-haydens-bottles-rye-whiskey-and-rum-blend/

6 Questions About Natural Wine You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask

With little consensus and no official regulation, definitions are hard to come by. Besides, every wine is made from juiced fruits — aren’t they all natural?

https://vinepair.com/articles/natural-wine-faq/

Five Honeymoon Destinations for Wine Lovers

These five wine regions, from Europe to New Zealand, deliver.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/04/five-honeymoon-destinations-for-wine-lovers/

 

Why you should consider switching to sustainable wine

Natural, organic, biodynamic and vegan. What does it all mean when it comes to wine?

https://www.vogue.com.au/culture/lifestyle/why-you-should-consider-switching-to-sustainable-wine/news-story/369a4d642574cbfd60bdb9b4a2da8ab4

 

WILL PINOTAGE EVER BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY BY FINE WINE BUYERS?

There are few wine varieties that ignite more passionate debate and illicit more fiery, heart-wrenching commentary than the P-word. Yes, Pinotage.

https://winemag.co.za/greg-sherwood-mw-will-pinotage-ever-be-taken-seriously-by-fine-wine-buyers/

 

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Announces Total Ban on the Use of Glyphosate

Regardless of whether Italian and European regulations still define it as a legal substance.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/06/05/conegliano-valdobbiadene-announces-total-ban-glyphosate

 

New Stags’ Leap Wine

Stags’ Leap Winery, part of the Treasury Wine Estates portfolio, is extending with a new Sauvignon Blanc varietal. Retailing at $30 a 750-ml., the new entry is sourced from Napa Valley and is rolling out nationally. According to Impact Databank, Stags’ Leap sells approximately 110,000 cases in the U.S. annually.

 

 

Get your taste of the best beer fests in New England

Festivals celebrating not just one creative beer company but dozens and dozens of them take place at mountain bases, along beaches and in lakeside cities.

https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/06/05/travel-26/

 

 

Crémant; An expression of France

Cremant gives great diversity thanks to the variation of influencing factors such as terrior and climate.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/cremant-an-expression-of-france/

Prosecco

What you might not know is that Glera isn’t the only grape allowed in Prosecco wine!

https://winefolly.com/prosecco/?utm_campaign=6%2F6%2F2019%20-%20Prosecco%2C%20Corks%2C%20Cab%20v.%20Merlot%2C%20Coutale%20%28MjrDVk%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

A Chemist Explains Why Corks Matter When Storing Wine

The way a bottle is sealed will directly affect how much oxygen passes into the wine each year.

https://winefolly.com/review/chemist-explains-corks-matter-storing-wine/?utm_campaign=6%2F6%2F2019%20-%20Prosecco%2C%20Corks%2C%20Cab%20v.%20Merlot%2C%20Coutale%20%28MjrDVk%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

New Technology On Malibu Rum

Pernod Ricard is experimenting with adding interactive technology to bottles of Malibu rum. By scanning a QR code on the neck of Malibu’s new “Connected Bottle” or by tapping one’s smartphone against the Near Field Communication tag in the cap, consumers will gain access to a mobile game for a chance to win Malibu-branded merchandise. They will also be able to view cocktail recipes and other extras. The connected bottle has been tested in Germany and the U.K. and will debut in select U.S. markets and stores this month.

Trade War Is Hurting U.S. Wineries

As the Trump administration fights over trade with China, Mexico and the E.U., winemakers fight to overcome retaliatory tariffs

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/trade-war-is-hurting-u-s-wineries

Can the cat wine demographic save the wine business?

This is an untapped market, save for a few novelty products, and it’s huge – almost 40 million U.S. households have cats.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/can-the-cat-wine-demographic-save-the-wine-business/

New Angry Orchard

Angry Orchard has introduced its newest line extension, Spritz Rosé, in select markets across the U.S. The 4% abv cider is made with red-flesh apples and is light, crisp, and floral, according brand-owner Boston Beer Company. Angry Orchard Spritz Rosé is now available in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans in New Jersey; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Massachusetts; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Including beer, malt-based RTDs, and cider, Boston Beer’s volume in calendar 2018 was 4.29 million barrels, up 17% from the previous year.

Histamine and wine

Histamine is present in cheese, fish, meat, yeast products, vegetables and wine. It is known to be vasoactive. It can dilate the blood vessels, causing redness, or constrict them. Both can cause headaches.

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/06/06/histamine-and-wine/

Italy’s Prime Pinot Nero

In the 1850s, nobles brought Pinot Noir to this corner of the country. After boom and bust, will it find its stride again?

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/italy-s-prime-pinot-nero

The 10 Best Light Beers for Athletes

These craft-brewed IPAs, wheat beers, and lagers have half the calories of their full-strength counterparts, and nearly all the flavor.

https://www.runnersworld.com/nutrition-weight-loss/g27793622/the-10-best-light-beers-for-athletes/

Crown Royal debuts French oak cask-finished whisky

Crown Royal Noble Collection French Oak Cask Finished has been finished in French oak barrels sourced from the Vosges region in France.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/crown-royal-debuts-french-oak-cask-finished-whisky/

CHANGYU’S NINGXIA ESTATE TO BECOME 100% BIODYNAMIC

China’s oldest and largest wine producer, Changyu, is in the process of converting its 250-hectate Château Changyu Moser XV estate in Ningxia to biodynamic viticulture.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/06/changyus-ningxia-estate-to-become-100-biodynamic/

THE DOORS ARE OPEN FOR DIALOGUE WITH CORPINNAT

“We regret that these historic houses left the DO in January 2019. Their dissatisfaction was based on issues that have been on the table for a long time: zoning/origin, quality and a lack of clear segmentation according to regulatory requirements.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/06/pages-the-doors-are-open-for-dialogue-with-corpinnat/

New Fetzer Cans

Fetzer Vineyards has released three wines from Bonterra in 250-ml. cans for the first time. The company has canned its Sauvignon Blanc and rosé, and released a new blend called Bonterra Young Red. All three wines are made with organic grapes and are suggested to be served chilled. The three wines are available nationwide in 4-packs of 250-ml. cans for a suggested price of $20. Last year, Bonterra was at 419,000 cases, according to Impact Databank.

Teacher died after sharing bottle and a half of wine with friend in her garden, inquest told

She had had just under four times the amount of alcohol of the legal drink drive limit.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/teacher-death-cause-alcohol-consumption-bottle-wine-gill-howe-cleeve-primary-school-hull-a8946836.html

 

Your Everything Guide to Rosés from Provence

These wines are blends of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and, sometimes, Mourvèdre, and occasionally incorporate a small amount of white grapes before pressing to help keep the color pale.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/06/your-everything-guide-to-roses-from-provence/

 

Bonterra Organic Vineyards Introduces California’s First Organically Farmed Wine in Cans

Latest Bonterra Innovation Blends Two Skyrocketing Trends: Organics and Canned Wine

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bonterra-organic-vineyards-introduces-californias-141200362.html

 

The 10 Best Boxed Wines To Sip On All Year Long

Still frequently less expensive than bottled varieties, boxed wines are making a comeback for a reason: they’re increasingly delicious, easily portable (and usable), and environmentally friendly

WE HAVE MANY IN STOCK!

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/g27571641/best-boxed-wine/

 

Turn Crappy Rosé Into Surprisingly Good Cocktail Syrup

Gently heat it with an equal amount of table sugar to make a gorgeous cocktail syrup with an alcohol content all its own.

https://skillet.lifehacker.com/turn-crappy-rose-into-a-surprisingly-good-cocktail-syru-1835301955

A Wine Lover’s Guide to New Orleans

These neighborhoods all have special bars and, blended with the character, all of the original history

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/06/a-wine-lovers-guide-to-new-orleans/

Hey, Moms: Can We Please Stop Calling Alcohol “Mommy Juice”?

Mommy juice wine culture seems to be everywhere, from Instagram to Facebook, and even slapped onto party napkins and travel wine glasses.

https://www.thekitchn.com/mom-wine-culture-268335

CannaWine: a company leading the cannabis wine wave

With attitudes towards cannabis softening in many parts of the world in recent years, there are many new ideas about how to use the plant – including adding it to wine.

https://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/Article/2019/06/06/Is-cannabis-infused-wine-a-thing-of-the-future

 

Inside Hennessy | How Cognac is Made?

A unique visit of the Distillery at famous Cognac maker house Hennessy, witnessing and explaining how the fine French oak-aged spirit is made, distilled from grapes and wine.

https://youtu.be/KTKjf_yMP0c

 

 

Your Guide to South African Wine Country

The best places to eat, stay, and—of course—swirl and sip your way through the Winelands.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/south-african-wine-country-guide-where-to-eat-stay-and-drink

Here are 6 health and nutrition benefits of red wine vinegar.

Vinegars are made by fermenting a carbohydrate source into alcohol. Acetobacter bacteria then convert the alcohol into acetic acid, which gives vinegars their strong aromas

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

 

 

Mezzacorona Introduces Mezza di Mezzacorona Rosé

Mezzacorona, the leading Italian wine producer announces the launch of its sparkling rosé Mezza di Mezzacorona Rosé

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/06/07/mezzacorona-introduces-mezza-di-mezzacorona-rose

Are all scores from year to year weighted the same? Is a score of 93 in a bad vintage year the same as a 93 in an exceptional year?

Our wine ratings are not weighted by vintage. When our tasters sit down to a blind tasting, they are informed of the grape variety and/or region of the wine as well as the vintage. Even though we believe wines should reflect the vintage they hail from, the scores do not change in good vintages or bad ones. In the scenario you describe, a 93-point wine is a 93-point wine, regardless of the overall quality of the vintage.

In exceptional vintages, you should expect more 90+ wines than in weaker vintages. We take this data into account when we are assessing our vintage ratings.

5 Winemaking Terms All Wine Lovers Should Know

You have probably seen some wine terminology thrown around here and there – but do you know what they mean?

https://www.foleyfoodandwinesociety.com/Magazine/News-and-Articles/5-Winemaking-Terms-All-Wine-Lovers-Should-Know

HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOUR WINE IS VEGAN

According to the TTB, there are 62 ingredients that can be added to wine without needing disclosure on the label, ranging from animal-based fining agents

https://www.livekindly.com/find-out-if-your-wine-is-vegan/

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Liquor Industry News 06-10-19

June 10, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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06-10-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

5 ingenious ways to open a beer without a bottle opener

World wine production

Never Drink Bourbon With BBQ

 

The Best Wines For Dads Who Love Sports

The below list has not only examples of winery owners (and in some cases winemakers) who are living sports legends but also represents serious red wines that have gained respect and admiration from top wine critics.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathrinetodd/2019/05/26/fathers-day-gift-guide-the-best-wines-for-dads-who-love-sports/#688a229e6cd4

The Secret to Sampling Wines? Pair Them — with One Another

Tasting flights are passé. Instead, get to know a wine by putting two of them in dialogue with each other.

http://www.chicagomag.com/dining-drinking/May-2019/The-Secret-to-Wine-Tasting-Pair-Them–with-One-Another/

Five Traits of the World’s Most Expensive Wines

What do the most expensive wines have in common? It turns out, they’re more similar than you might think.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/5-traits-of-the-worlds-most-expensive-wines/

Malibu harnesses ‘power of pink’ with new RTDs

Pernod Ricard is capitalising on the ‘millennial pink’ trend with the launch of two new ready-to-drink Malibu products: Malibu Strawberry Spritz and Malibu Fizzy Pink Lemonade.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/05/malibu-harnesses-power-of-pink-with-new-rtds/

New Wine

Terlato Wines has unveiled Big Max, a new California wine brand. Launching with Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc expressions retailing at $30 and $25 a 750-ml., respectively, Big Max has a Central Coast appellation and is part of the portfolio of Maxville Wines, based in the Napa region’s Chiles Valley. Named for a brown bear formerly seen on the Maxville property, the new brand produced 8,300 cases in its first vintage. Terlato’s California portfolio also includes Chimney Rock, Jack Nicklaus Wines, Terlato Vineyards, The Federalist, Seven Daughters, Dueling Pistols, and Sanford, among other brands.

We taste-tested 5 of Trader Joe’s organic Shaw wines. Here’s how they ranked from worst to best.

Trader Joe’s is famous for its super cheap Charles Shaw wines, better known as “Two-Buck Chuck.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/trader-joes-organic-shaw-wines-tasting-2019-5

9 Non-Alcoholic Drinks For Rose Wine Lovers

Whether you are just trying to cut back or you don’t drink at all, you may want another way to get your rosé fix — without the alcohol.

https://www.bustle.com/p/9-non-alcoholic-drinks-for-rose-wine-lovers-17923199

Pairing Wine with Seafood

Seafood does not always have to be paired with white wine. Actually, some fish and shellfish dishes go quite well with varietals such as Pinot Noir and Merlot

https://www.gayot.com/wines/pairing-wine-with-seafood/

A Brief History of The Rogue Valley Wine Region

There a number of other American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) in Oregon that are making incredible, high quality wines.

https://thecraftycask.com/wine/rogue-valley-wine-region/

Top five global wine industry trends of 2019

From canned wines to cannabis infusions, FoodBev is raising a glass to this perennial alcoholic drink by looking at the top new global wine industry trends of 2019 so far.

https://www.foodbev.com/news/top-5-wine-trends-of-2019/

THE HISTORY OF SAUVIGNON BLANC

Sauvignon blanc is one of the few grape varieties that makes delicious wines all over the world

https://winespeed.com/blog/2019/05/the-history-of-sauvignon-blanc-plus-the-musque-muddle/

Italy’s booming Prosecco production is ‘unsustainable’, say researchers

The boom in prosecco production in recent years may be an environmental hazard, as it is contributing to the erosion of some 400 million kiograms of soil every year,

https://www.thelocal.it/20190528/italys-booming-prosecco-production-is-unsustainable-say-researchers

 

Biodynamics is Out, Phrenology is Wine’s New Trendy Pseudoscience!

Phrenology was the 100 Point Scale of its day. Yet another triumph of subjectivity over objectivity

https://hosemasterofwine.blogspot.com/2019/05/biodynamics-is-out-phrenology-is-wines.html

 

In lager, veritas: the physics of beer

Experimenting with beer in the name of science yields insights into volcanic eruptions, asteroid formation, and the perils of drinking in space.

https://cosmosmagazine.com/physics/in-lager-veritas-the-physics-of-beer

CONO SUR LAUNCHES CHILLED PINOT NOIR CAMPAIGN

Due to be launched in the UK next month, the campaign utilises the company’s temperature-sensitive, colour-changing label. Once sufficiently chilled, the image of the bike on the label turns from grey to blue.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/cono-sur-launches-chilled-pinot-noir-campaign/

Does a Lighter Work? Open Wine without Corkscrew

Is this wine hack process as easy as shown in many videos across YouTube?

https://youtu.be/xIadACeZfns

8 Things You Should Know About Sapporo Beer

Now world-famous, the Sapporo Beer Company is part of Sapporo Holdings, which also has real estate ventures, restaurants, and food and soft drinks brands.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sapporo-beer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=00e77a0c0d-MAY_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&mc_cid=00e77a0c0d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Anheuser-Busch Launches Low-Cal Mead, Is a High-Key Hypocrite

After condemning mead and those who drink it via its insufferable “Dilly, Dilly” Bud Light commercials, Anheuser-Busch is now producing its own “honey alcohol beverage,” a sparkling mead called “b.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/anheuser-busch-autumnal-mead/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=00e77a0c0d-MAY_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&mc_cid=00e77a0c0d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Ménage à Trois

Ménage à Trois is adding a Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon to its lineup. Retailing at $15 a 750-ml., the limited edition wine is 91% Cabernet, 7% Merlot, and 2% Petite Sirah, and spends three months in barrels that formerly held 6-year-old Kentucky Bourbon. Part of the Trinchero Family Estates portfolio, Ménage à Trois’ other recent innovations have included Decadence Cabernet Sauvignon, Luscious Pinot Noir, and Lavish Merlot.

Never Drink Bourbon With BBQ

Here are six tips on pairing cocktails and spirits with barbecue

https://vinepair.com/articles/bourbon-bbq-pass-on-pairing/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=00e77a0c0d-MAY_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&mc_cid=00e77a0c0d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Natural Wine, Explained

We’ve all heard of organic wine, and now there’s also biodynamic wine, but what the hell is natural wine?!

https://vinepair.com/articles/natural-wine-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=00e77a0c0d-MAY_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&mc_cid=00e77a0c0d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Constellation Unveils New Brand, To Kalon Vineyard Company

Constellation Brands is launching a new high-end Napa Valley wine label, To Kalon Vineyard Company. The new brand takes its name from the legendary To Kalon vineyard in Napa Valley’s Oakville AVA.

Partnering with winemaker Andy Erickson, Constellation’s first offering under the luxury brand will be a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon called Highest Beauty, a translation of the Greek phrase “To Kalon.” Retailing at $200 a 750-ml., Highest Beauty will debut in September through the brand’s mailing list. 500 cases were made for the inaugural 2016 vintage.

The launch comes amid ongoing legal wrangling over the To Kalon trademark. In March, The Vineyard House, a winery owned by Jeremy Nickel, son of the late Far Niente proprietor Gil Nickel, filed suit against Constellation, claiming that the company’s Robert Mondavi Corp. subsidiary fraudulently obtained the trademark of To Kalon and that Constellation has marketed it deceptively. Constellation says the allegations are without merit.

Remember The Wine Cooler? It’s Back

EJG reintroduces Bartles & Jaymes as a premium wine cooler “in portable, chillable and sleek new cans.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/05/28/something-old-and-fizzy-is-something-new-and-fizzy-in-the-wine-world-again/#5334bb9b1c1e

Horse Heaven Hills home to stellar wines

The Horse Heaven Hills is an acclaimed grape-growing region within Washington state that is not often visited by wine travelers because, despite its size, it offers few wineries.

https://www.tri-cityherald.com/living/food-drink/wine/article230925573.html

 

Pot in Wine Country? Napa group seeks ballot measure to grow marijuana

A group of Napa entrepreneurs from the wine and weed industries are seeking to make it legal to grow cannabis in the county for sale in stores.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Pot-in-Wine-Country-Napa-group-seeks-ballot-13901978.php?psid=37t8d

 

Wine hard to say, delightful to drink

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, this French wine appellation is the gateway to all that is beautiful in French wine and everyone deserves to be drinking this gem.

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/may/29/wine-hard-to-say-delightful-to-drink-20/?features-style

 

Yes, Colorado produces wine

There are actually more than 150 wineries, most of them growing their grapes between 4,000 and 7,000 feet in elevation.

https://www.vaildaily.com/entertainment/red-white-brew-yes-colorado-produces-wine/

 

What is Piquette? Meet Wine’s Easy-Drinking, Low-alcohol Style

A low-alcohol wine made from the second pressings of grape pomace, known to have been enjoyed by French farmhands and vineyard workers.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/28/piquette-easy-drinking-low-alcohol-wine/

Volcanic Wines Aren’t Just Trendy, They’re Timeless

Volcanos and wine are both pretty old, yet they continue to shape present-day landscapes both cultural and geographical.

https://growlermag.com/wine-time-volcanic-wines-arent-just-trendy-theyre-timeless/

World wine production

The world drinks a lot of wine — some 6.5 billion gallons in 2018, according to the Paris-based International Organisation of Vine and Wine.

https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190528/clemens-world-wine-production

How to Pair Sonoma’s Sparkling Wines with Seafood

The soils of Sonoma County can grow just about anything, which creates a natural playground for chefs who source from them.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/how-to-pair-sonomas-sparkling-wine-with-seafood/

Who’s Winning the US Search Wars?

Across all our wine categories, things seem to be pretty much the same: California has the most actual searches, while Virginia (and occasionally New York) manages to slip in ahead on the adjusted figure

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/whos-winning-the-us-search-wars

How Wineries Can Better Market to Millennials

66% of the wineries don’t have anybody looking at their data,

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/28/how-wineries-can-better-market-to-millennials/

Wine On Wheels: A Mobile Tasting Room Is Rolling Into Wine Country

Considering the ever-growing popularity of the food truck, it’s no surprise that some wineries are now taking the tasting room on the road

https://www.sonomamag.com/wine-on-wheels-a-mobile-tasting-room-is-rolling-into-wine-country/

Lodi 101

Families who have been farming in the region as far back as the 1860s

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Lodi-101–for-true-blue-Lodi-wine-lovers-

Remember Bud Ice?

Bud Ice was launched under the name Ice Draft by Anheuser-Busch in 1993 as a tactical response to an industry-wide ice beer trend.

We Still Stock It!!

https://punchdrink.com/articles/remember-budweiser-bud-ice-beer/?ref=PRH827F21D07C86&linkid=PRH827F21D07C86&cdi=2F9A5D72448C56FFE0534FD66B0ADC26&template_id=13062&aid=randohouseinc22030-20&utm_campaign=punchnewsletter&utm_source=Crown&utm_medium=Email&cid=94612&mid=1478208419

 

Rioja Alavesa: Going Its Own Way

Began to explore forming a new DO that would allow Alavesa producers to include information on the label that reflected terroir, lot, and winemaking process.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellewilliams/2019/05/29/rioja-alavesa-going-its-own-way/#c241b6f3745b

 

NORTH KOREA TO LAUNCH ‘FIRST WHISKY’ THIS YEAR

Reports claim that North Korea is to launch what it is thought to be its first whisky from Samilpo Distillery this year, with the bottle and label said to have been inspired by Diageo’s blended Scotch brand Johnnie Walker.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/north-korea-to-launch-first-whisky-this-year/

 

ANCIENT BUST OF BACCHUS DISCOVERED IN ROME

The discovery was made during excavations near the ancient Roman Forum.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/ancient-bust-of-bacchus-discovered-in-rome/

7 Questions About Vermouth You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask

The fortified wine flavored with botanicals, roots, and herbs gets its name from a 16th-century Bavarian wine, vermutwein, which was flavored with wormwood.

https://vinepair.com/articles/vermouth-wine-faq/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4c89d947fe-MAY_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4c89d947fe-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4c89d947fe-38937345&mc_cid=4c89d947fe&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Grey Goose launches ‘groundbreaking’ cocktail machine

The system has been designed for a variety of drinks to be served with ease and at speed, producing consistent serves at sub-zero temperatures. It can be charged with either nitrogen to create drinks with a creamy texture, or carbonation to produce sparkling drinks.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/05/grey-goose-launches-groundbreaking-cocktail-machine/

 

 

New Macallan

The Macallan is set to release a new “Estate” whisky, featuring barley grown at its 485-acre Easter Elchies property in Speyside. The Macallan Estate was distilled over the course of a single week, is bottled at 43% abv, and is rolling out in June to the U.S. and select global markets, retailing at $250 a 750-ml. The new bottling is packaged in a gift box containing an inlay of slate, along with photography of the estate’s barley fields on the banks of the River Spey.

 

Rosé’s Latest Trend Turns Almost Any Beverage Into A Frosé.

The non-alcoholic frosé mixer, which, when blended with ice, turns any drink into a fruity and sweet slushy sipper.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2019/05/30/hold-the-wine-roses-latest-trend-turns-almost-any-beverage-into-a-frose/#53d595a14749

 

Meet Lambrusco, the Bubbly Wine that Tastes like Grape Soda

The easy-sipping sparkling red wine that’s a step up from bland rosé and straddles the divide between red wine, fizzy lifting drinks, even beer. This is the porch-pounder you need to try this year.

https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/best-lambrusco-wines

 

The Other Cabernet You Should Care About

Cabernet Franc is one of the direct parents of Cabernet Sauvignon, conceived centuries ago during a fertile fling with Sauvignon Blanc in a French, or possibly Spanish, vineyard.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/30/the-other-cabernet-you-should-care-about/

 

The 15 Best Appetizers for Wine Tasting Party

Sure, a glass of wine is good on its own, but pair it with the right food and the flavors of each will really sing. Read on to learn the best appetizer for wine tasting party.

https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/best-appetizer-for-wine-tasting-party/

 

Learn Everything You Need to Know about Gavi

Italy has some local specialty whites that are very tasty and very well crafted that are worth learning about

https://youtu.be/zyA4GcPuEZU

 

Gluten Free Beer

The category can be tricky to navigate, though. Below, we break down the differences between gluten-free beer options.

https://vinepair.com/articles/gluten-free-beer-guide-how-made/

 

 

THERE’S SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT RUEDA

One of the world’s top white wine regions, D.O. Rueda, unveiled a new look for the 2018 vintage.


http://www.snooth.com/articles/there-ys-something-different-about-rueda-7141/

Is an Electric Wine Opener Better Than a Manual Corkscrew?

We tried the Oster electric wine opener to find out if it was truly an easier way to open wine—and if easy is even what you want.

https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/is-an-electric-wine-opener-better-than-a-manual-corkscrew-article

5 ingenious ways to open a beer without a bottle opener

Don’t have a bottle opener on hand? Don’t worry — there are multiple items lying around the house and car that you can use to pop the cap off your bottle.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/15-ingenious-ways-to-open-a-beer-without-a-bottle-opener/

What Is Wine Fining

Fining is about removing unwanted material from wine while still in the cellar.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/what-is-fining-51651/

 

 

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