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Liquor Industry News 08-03-20

August 3, 2020

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

08-03-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

When witches went after wine

Six Tips for Safe, Socially Distant Outdoor Entertaining

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

 

Think you like bitter beers? Science says think again

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

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

 

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

The threats are back on the table.

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

 

Heineken launches robotic bar for alcohol-free beer brand

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

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

 

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

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

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

Chocolate and red wine may help you avoid Alzheimer’s

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

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

The Disturbingly Long History of Lead Toxicity in Winemaking

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

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

Mixed Drink Take Home Law In MA

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


Putting A Pickle In Cheap Light Beer Makes It Taste Better

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

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

FOUNDERS BREWING COMPANY LAUNCHES HARD SELTZER

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

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

Is the Summer of Hard Tea Brewing?

What will be the next hard seltzer?

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

Our Seven Most Popular Orange Cocktail Recipes

Seeking inspiration for your next orange cocktail?

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SYMINGTON FAMILY ESTATES LAUNCHES ‘SCHOOL OF PORT’

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

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

11 Easy Martini Recipe Riffs

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

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

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

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

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

Scientists make wine and cheese using weeds

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

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

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

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

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

VINAERA PRO “Adjustable Aeration” Electric Wine Aerator

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

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

How to Pair Wine with Potato Chips

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

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

 

The Trick to Understanding Sparkling Wine Labels

Bubbly wines are made differently than still wines

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

ARE YOU SERVING WINE ALL WRONG?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why most Americans don’t care about wine tariffs.

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

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

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

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

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

Is the Champagne gift box on its way out?

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

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

These are the best wine podcasts to tune into

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

Please Listen To Our Podcast!

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

A very serious discussion about wine advertising

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

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

Death & Co creates Alienist-inspired cocktails

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

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

Why America is running out of aluminum cans

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

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

For The Beer Market, Seltzer Outshines Keggers And Solo Cups

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

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

15,770 US RESTAURANTS HAVE PERMANENTLY CLOSED

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

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

How To Make A Mouthwatering Charcuterie Board

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

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

Homebrew Your Own Hard Seltzer With These Essential Tips

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

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

 

 

What Does “Earthy” Mean in Wine?

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


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

Why Dolcetto is one of Italy’s most underrated variey

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

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

8 Ways Covid-19 Is Changing Drinking Habits

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

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

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

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

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

The era of grower Champagnes is over

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

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

Six Tips for Safe, Socially Distant Outdoor Entertaining

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

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

10 Best Boxed Wine Brands to Drink in 2020

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

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

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

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

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

When witches went after wine

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

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

 

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Liquor Industry News 07-27-20

July 27, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

07-27-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Tips For Properly Reading Wine Labels

The Ultimate Beer Burger

12 Most Popular Strawberry Cocktail Recipes

 

Is 80 Proof the Magic Number for Distilled Spirits?

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

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

Top five best-selling ready-to-drink brands

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

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

12 Most Popular Strawberry Cocktail Recipes

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

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

 

SUNTORY EXPLORES PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR FOR DRINKING

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

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

Cracking the code for beer freshness

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

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

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

The Divisive Impact of Brettanomyces in Wine

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

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

TOP 10 VINEYARDS FOR WINE TOURISM

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

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

TEENS DRESSING UP AS MASKED GRANNIES TO SCORE ALCOHOL DURING PANDEMIC

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

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

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

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

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

Busch unveils first-ever flavored beer, Busch Light Apple

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

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

How To Recycle Nitrogenated Beer Cans

But does the plastic widget make the can less recyclable?

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

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

‘Clean Wine’ is a Commercial Scam

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

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

This $16 Tool Instantly Upgrades Inexpensive Wine

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

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

The Ultimate Beer Burger

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

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

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

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

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

PROSECCO CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES REDUCED VINTAGE

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

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

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

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

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

Five Months In – What We Have Learned

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

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

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

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

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

Tips For Properly Reading Wine Labels

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

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

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Sounds pretty good these days.

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Liquor Industry News 07-20-20

July 20, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

07-20-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

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

5 Easy Garnishes to Elevate Your At-Home Cocktails

How Wine Gets Bubbly: Traditional Method vs. Charmat Method

 

Top 10 best-selling rum brands

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

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

Tequila-based seltzer range launches in US

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

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

CONSTELLATION SELLS MEGA PURPLE TO VIE-DEL

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

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

CELEBRITY DRINKS APP SEEKS CROWDFUNDING

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

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

TOP 10 BEST-SELLING WINE BRANDS

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

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

 

7 Unexpected Ways to Use Vermouth in Cocktails

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

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

 

A Five-Minute Guide to Modern Wine Terms

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Making wine in Pembroke MA

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Tariffs on European Wine Backfire on US Wine Industry

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

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

 

CALIFORNIA HOTEL USES WINE-DELIVERING ROOM SERVICE ROBOT

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

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

What Winemakers Don’t Tell You About Making Wine

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

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

5 Easy Garnishes to Elevate Your At-Home Cocktails

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

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

 

How We Taste Wine Today

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

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

 

CAMERON DIAZ LAUNCHES ‘CLEAN’ WINE BRAND

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

New Wine

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

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

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

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

 

WHAT’S WRONG WITH “WINE EDUCATION”

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

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

 

How Wine Gets Bubbly: Traditional Method vs. Charmat Method

Two most common sparkling winemaking techniques

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

 

 

Wine labeling controversy triggers class action lawsuit

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

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

New Wine Producing Region Recognized on Vancouver Island

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

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

 

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 07-13-20

July 13, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

07-13-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

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

How Hard Seltzer Won Over American Taste Buds

Top 10 best-selling Indian whisky brands

 

 

How to Make Clericó, Uruguay’s Signature Sangria

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

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

CALIFORNIAN GRAPE GROWERS COULD SUFFER $437M LOSSES

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

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

Nitro Beer Is Nudging Its Way Onto Store Shelves Near You

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

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

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

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

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

Prosecco Thinks Pink, But Not Everyone is Happy

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

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

This Much-Needed Product Can Now Be Made From Wine

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

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

Everything About Decanting Different Wines and the Time Behind Them

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

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

Unsold Guinness beer used to fertilize Christmas trees during the lockdown

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

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

The 10 best-selling world whisky brands

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

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

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

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

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

What’s holding up wine shipping in the US?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to spot a corked wine

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

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

What Are The Dangers of Drinking Cooking Wine?

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

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

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

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

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

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

How the U.S. and Canada Almost Destroyed Wine

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

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

 

Top nine best-selling Cognac and brandy brands

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

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

 

Hanover MA votes down Market Basket liquor license request

 

Great Example OF Town And Residents Supporting Small Business

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

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

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

The 25 Beers You Need to Try Before You Die

How many have you tried?

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

Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon Was Born in Japan

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

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

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

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

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

Huge Wine Frauds Uncovered in Europe

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

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

 

The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2020

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

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

 

Mary J. Blige Just Dropped a New Wine Label

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

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

 

The Wine Bath Bluetooth Speaker

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

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

Is The Wine Industry Racist?

Is the wine industry in America racist?

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

Pernod plans app to remove hate speech online

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

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

Top 10 best-selling Indian whisky brands

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

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

Pairing barbecue courses with beer

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

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

How Hard Seltzer Won Over American Taste Buds

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

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

6 Italian White Wines That Are Hugely Underrated

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

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

Why Americans are buying more boxed wine during COVID-19

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

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

A Five-Minute Guide to Popular Wine Varieties

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

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

A Quick Guide to German Riesling

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

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

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

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

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

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

PVC does seem to remove some of the TCA

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

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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

Sounds pretty good these days.

Shop Here

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

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Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

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

And

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Liquor Industry News 07-06-20

July 6, 2020

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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07-06-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to match wines with pasta

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

11 Most Popular Tropical Cocktail Recipes

 

 

The 3 Best Wine Making Kits

Picking out a wine making kit can be intimidating.

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

What is The Purpose of Stemless Wine Glasses?

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

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

5 Basic Tips for Pairing Wine with Food

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

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

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

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

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

Too soon for return of returnables? Some think so

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

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

Top 10 spirits brands on social media

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

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

The 8 Best Cocktail Mixer Brands, Tasted and Ranked

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

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

Five Easy Mojito Recipe Riffs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 Ways To Spice Up Your Interest In Wine

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

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

Part 2

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

Do Wine-Opening Hacks from the Internet Actually Work?

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

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

Prestigious Wine Organization Drops Use of Term ‘Master’

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

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

Expand Your Vino Knowledge With These Top Online Wine Courses

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

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

How Big Wine Producers Dominate the Marketplace

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

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

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

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

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

The Weirdest Wine Policy Ever

Wine was promoted as essentially French and essential to Frenchness.

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

Cabernet Sauvignon: The World’s Most Planted Grape Variety

Are wine consumers still infatuated by Cabernet Sauvignon?

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

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

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

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

The Great Grape Graft That Saved the Wine Industry

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

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

The world’s 10 best-selling vodka brands

The size of the category remains remarkably impressive.

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

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

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

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

 

The Best Virtual Wine Vacations to Enjoy Right Now

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

How high are Wine Taxes in Your State?

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

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

Barolo Gets the Website it deserves

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

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

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

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

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

Ultimate Guide To French Wine Regions (2020)

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

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

The (often) overlooked way to make money in wine

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

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

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

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

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

Is Wine Acidic? Wine Acid Answers and Low Acid Wines

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

Non-Alcoholic Beer Regulation 101

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

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

 

Let’s Talk Whole Cluster Fermentation!

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

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

 

 

11 Most Popular Tropical Cocktail Recipes

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

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

 

How to match wines with pasta

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

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

 

Cumberland Farms drops beer and wine ballot question in MA

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

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

 

New Wine Credit Card

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

Earn Points Shopping At Franklin Liquors!!

https://grandreserverewards.com/

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

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

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

Cookbook Review: Frasca’s Friuli Food and Wine

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

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

 

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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

Sounds pretty good these days.

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Liquor Industry News 06-29-20

June 29, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

06-29-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What is the difference between a whiskey decanter and a wine decanter?

Men should cut back on booze, federal panel says

Millions of gallons of stale beer cause trouble for industry

 

 

The Skeptic’s Guide to Biodynamic Wine

Why Rudolph Steiner lacks a lot of credibility on many subjects, and as a whole seems to have been more of a charlatan than a visionary.

https://www.vinography.com/2020/06/the-skeptics-guide-to-biodynamic-wine

 

 

A White-Wine-Infused Sausage Recipe

A spicy Gewürztraminer stands up nicely next to kimchi and red pepper.

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/wine-sausage-recipe/

 

 

New Wine

Riboli Family Wines is launching a range of canned wines, including Blueberry, Tropical Mango, Watermelon, Pineapple, and Ruby Rosé Grapefruit flavors. The cans come in 2-packs retailing at $7-$8, as well as in six-packs and eight-can variety packs. Stella Rosa has also launched a new dedicated app, with features like augmented reality screen filters, an in-app game, chances to win discounts and merch, cocktail recipes, and a store locator. It’s available for free in both the App Store and Google Play Store for iOS and Android devices. An Impact “Hot Brand,” Stella Rosa grew 20% to 2.5 million cases in the U.S. last year.

 

10 Ways to Reduce Wine Waste

You may need some creative suggestions on what to do with that half-full bottle.

https://www.wideopeneats.com/leftover-wine/

 

At Long Last: Prosecco Rosé DOC!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day 2021, the world will have the pleasure of Prosecco in pink!

http://winewitandwisdomswe.com/2020/06/15/at-long-last-prosecco-rose-doc/

 

 

New interactive map locates European GI spirits

Spirits Europe has created an interactive map that pinpoints all of Europe’s 240 spirits with recognised geographical indications (GI).

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/06/new-interactive-map-locates-european-gi-spirits/

 

Craft Brewers’ New Frontier: Hard Seltzer

Armed with fresh fruit and locally sourced ingredients, smaller breweries are creating an artisan niche in the fast-growing hard seltzer category

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/craft-brewers-new-frontier-hard-seltzer/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=89583049&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–TAByIT-fEtOWg9kx6w4bLmt7BkjZowwHbCvkkyUiJDoUbqrAPjoNivf2bk9Q1UeMaM2bZYuuX37veCMqKoZao0XruV0Y5t2WF3XUDt_4mmugc0l0&utm_content=89581288&utm_source=hs_email

How Will the Rise of Home Bartenders Impact the Drinks Business?

One of the clearest indicators is the increased sales of vermouth

https://vinepair.com/articles/home-bartenders-future-drinks-business/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d2372d7616-JUNE_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d2372d7616-38937345&mc_cid=d2372d7616&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Scheid Family Wines Launches Sunny With a Chance of Flowers, An Innovative Zero Sugar, Low Calorie, Low Alcohol Wine

An innovative low calorie, 9% low alcohol wine with zero residual sugar

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/scheid-family-wines-launches-sunny-104000472.html

 

What Questions Do You Ask At A Wine Tasting?

First, there’s no wrong question to ask at a wine tasting

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2020/06/wine-press-faq-about-wine-what-questions-do-you-ask-at-a-wine-tasting.html

 

Millions of gallons of stale beer cause trouble for industry

While some areas of the beverage industry saw increases during the coronavirus lockdowns, the beer industry was reportedly severely impacted by the closure of bars, restaurants and venues.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/millions-gallons-stale-beer-cause-troubles-for-industry

Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston Talk Mezcal, Beer, and Unexpected Guilty Pleasures

Last summer, the pair launched the aptly named Dos Hombres mezcal.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dos-hombres-mezcal/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c6a131454e-JUNE_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c6a131454e-38937345&mc_cid=c6a131454e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Wines

Treasury Wine Estates is introducing three new Central Coast wines under its St. Huberts The Stag brand. They include a Santa Barbara County Chardonnay ($17 a 750-ml.), Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon ($20), and Paso Robles Red Blend ($20). The new entries—featuring familiar varietals from up-and-coming regions—are meant to address “a gap in the offerings available for the older millennial-male target audience,” according to Treasury Wine Estates senior vice president of marketing Carl Evans.

Want To Taste Wine? Sign This Waiver

As Wine Country re-opens throughout California and visitors return to tasting rooms once again, beyond mask-wearing employees and lots of hand sanitizer, they may encounter something unusual before sipping and spitting: legal waivers to sign.

https://www.vinography.com/2020/06/want-to-taste-wine-sign-this-waiver

A word about wine — is it really good for you?

If you enjoy a glass of merlot, pinot noir or shiraz, you may be pleased to hear that red wine contains compounds that may also be beneficial to your health.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/16/21287312/wine-health-benefits-mediterranean-diet-moderation-dietary-guidelines

From Cabernet to Rosé: The 16 Best Wines

Restraint has finally re-emerged in California reds, and producers are rediscovering European traditions, such as fermentation in oak tanks—with native yeasts—and aging in a mix of new and older oak barrels.

https://robbreport.com/best-of-the-best/gallery/2020-best-wine-2927318/

The Best Moscato Wines to Buy Right Now

Of all the wines in the world, Moscato is easily among the most misunderstood.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/white-wine/moscato/best-moscato-wines

PAIRING WINE WITH YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER MOVIES

Wherever you prefer to enjoy a movie night – whether it’s at home, outdoors at the park, or at a drive-in movie theater – here are some Oscar-worthy wine pairings to take your cinematic experience to the next level.

https://blog.brightcellars.com/9-wine-summer-movies-pairings/

Wine without sulphites if you choose the right yeast

Normally, the yeast will produce between 20 and 40 mg of sulphur, which thus is an inevitable level of sulphur in many wines.

https://www.bkwine.com/news/wine-without-sulphites-choose-right-yeast/

 

Why Canned Wine?

As if you need an excuse to try canned wine this summer, we have six:

https://winefolly.com/tips/why-canned-wine-is-our-summer-go-to/?utm_campaign=canned-wine-corks-screwcaps-coutale&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

New Seltzer

San Francisco-based 21st Amendment Brewery has debuted Soma, a new hard seltzer brand. Rolling out now across 21st Amendment’s 30-state footprint, Soma is at 4.8% abv and comes in Watermelon, Guava & Passion Fruit, Mango, and Black Cherry flavors, containing 100 calories a 12-ounce can. Known for beers like Brew Free or Die IPA and Hell or High Watermelon, 21st Amendment is the 29th-largest craft brewer in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association.

 

The Italian Grapes Making Their Mark in California

Often described as having a Mediterranean climate, it’s no surprise that grapes with Italian origins have taken root in California.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/17/best-california-wine-italian-grapes/

 

 

What’s Valpolicella? Exploring One of Italy’s Most Famous Wine Regions

Valpolicella is one of Italy’s most famous winegrowing regions, but most of us stateside know very little about it.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/valpolicella-italian-wine-region/

 

15 Delicious Meals To Pair With a Bottle of Wine

What’s a home-cooked meal without an equally palate-pleasing bottle of wine to pair with it—or vice versa?

https://www.eatthis.com/meals-to-pair-with-wine/

 

IS SLOVENIAN SAUVIGNON BLANC THE NEXT BIG THING?

Over the last decade three cultural factors have nudged Slovenian Sauvignon culture along significantly.

https://cmsauvignon.com/en/is-slovenian-sauvignon-blanc-the-next-big-thing/?fbclid=IwAR3PrXx4cDrZRiXmc3xtU4bY6hGIS0-HOq6-SpglTgaxBiiR4dWuqRBN6rE

 

Wine color: What can it tell you?

Color is the first hint about a wine, offering you some initial clues about the style, age and taste of the liquid in your glass.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/how-to-analyse-wine-colour-2-63415/

How do wine critics review wines that aren’t ready to drink?

For instance, a traditional Barolo is very closed on release or from barrel. Doesn’t that make rewarding it a score speculative? Is this practiced extrapolation?

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-do-wine-critics-review-wines-that-aren-t-ready-to-drink

PERNOD RICARD OFFERS FREE SUSTAINABLE BARTENDING COURSE ONLINE

The company has partnered with online training providers UNITAR and EdApp to create free bartending online courses on green and responsible practices, available worldwide.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/06/pernod-ricard-offers-free-sustainable-bartending-course-online/

 

DB LAUNCHES SEVEN DAYS OF PROSECCO EDUCATIONAL VIDEO SERIES

Called Seven Days of Prosecco, the online course features a full week’s worth of short videos designed to heighten the consumer’s knowledge of this popular sparking wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/06/db-launches-seven-days-of-prosecco-educational-video-series/

 

New Wine

7 Deadly, part of The Wine Group portfolio, is launching a new Cabernet Sauvignon. The new entry retails at $16 and is sourced from the Lodi AVA. It joins 7 Deadly’s original Zinfandel and a red blend in the brand’s range, and is rolling out now to select markets. The Wine Group acquired the 7 Deadly franchise from Michael David Winery in 2018. The brand was at 260,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

Men should cut back on booze, federal panel says

Men should cut back their alcohol intake to one drink per day rather than two, according to an influential panel that is advising the government on new dietary guidelines due out this year.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/18/men-cut-back-alcohol-federal-recommendation-328893

 

Here’s how to buy the best wine for drinking at home

It’s important to stock your home with just the right wines for the current situation,

https://www.spearswms.com/wine-home-drinking/

Wine Should Say Goodbye to Blind Tasting

It’s the de facto way to asess wine, but is it time to dump the brown paper bags and blindfolds?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/06/wine-should-say-goodbye-to-blind-tasting

4 Wine Country Activities That Are Worth The Wait

The experience in any wine region won’t be the same — no surprise — and it’s worth identifying the details of your specific destination. In general, however, here are a few changes you’re likely to notice:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/06/18/4-wine-country-activities-that-are-worth-the-wait/#791281731945

3 Important Tips on How to Hold Your Own Wine Tasting

Whether you want to enjoy it with you and your partner or with a few friends in the backyard, here are some important tips on how to hold your own wine tasting.

https://www.bigeasymagazine.com/2020/06/18/3-important-tips-on-how-to-hold-your-own-wine-tasting/

Why the Hell Is There a Dimple on the Bottom of Wine Bottles?

The origin of the punt goes back to when bottles were made by hand. Glassblowers would use a pontil rod affixed to the bottom of the bottle so the opposite end could be fashioned.

https://gearpatrol.com/2020/06/19/further-details-wine-bottle-indent/

A Guide to White Wine

Here are seven white wines to know.

https://www.simplyrecipes.com/a_guide_to_white_wine/

What is the difference between a whiskey decanter and a wine decanter?

Decanting is a familiar process that you do with wine.

https://advancedmixology.com/blogs/art-of-mixology/difference-between-whiskey-and-wine-decanters

 

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Liquor Industry News 06-22-20

June 22, 2020

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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06-22-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Summer Cocktail Recipes

What Is Bottle Shock (and How Do You Fix It)?

The States That Drink the Most Beer in America

 

The science of flor: what’s that growing on my wine?

Two wine regions have become famous for flor.

https://wineanorak.com/2020/06/05/the-science-of-flor-whats-that-growing-on-my-wine/

Archaeologists might have identified Jezreel winery featured in Bible

In the biblical books of Kings I and II, the winery of Jezreel is the setting of some of the most gruesome episodes of greed, violence, sin and divine retribution.

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/archaeologists-might-have-identified-jezreel-winery-featured-in-bible-630642

An Easy Guide For Tasting Champagne

It is easy to get the technique down, it just takes time to be able to identify the aromas and flavors, the more you taste and smell, the more of an expert you will get at enjoying a Glass of Bubbly.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/an-easy-guide-for-tasting-champagne/

The 6000 Project

In this design competition for creatives, the winning label will grace our 2020 release.

https://www.the6000project.com/

Do Sweet Bourbons Have Sugar in Them?

You’re probably asking about sugar content because bourbon tastes sweet. That sweetness is from the mash, a step in the bourbon-making process. Let me explain…

https://vinepair.com/articles/sweet-bourbon-sugar-carbs/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=33e177e534-JUNE_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-33e177e534-38937345&mc_cid=33e177e534&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Our 8 Most Popular Blackberry Cocktail Recipes

While blackberries have a wild and thorny past (literally), today the fruit is making its way into cocktail glasses.

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-best-backberry-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=33e177e534-JUNE_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-33e177e534-38937345&mc_cid=33e177e534&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Mexican wine wins best Cabernet Sauvignon in the world

The 2013 Vintage from the Don Leo Wine House in Northern Mexico beat out varieties from more than 25 countries in an international competition this year.

https://www.wfla.com/news/international/mexican-wine-wins-best-cabernet-sauvignon-in-the-world/

 

The Ultimate Guide to French Rosé, Organized by Region

Read on for an abbreviated guide to its most prominent pink wine styles and the French regions that craft them.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/08/ultimate-french-rose-wine-guide/

 

Wine Investing? There’s An App For That

A new platform, Vinovest, is looking to woo greener drinkers by guiding users through investing in managed portfolios of investment-grade fine wines.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katedingwall/2020/06/08/wine-investing-theres-an-app-for-that/#7047641e2141

 

A Global Guide to Black-Owned Wine Labels

Here, a list of companies to seek out from the U.S., France, South Africa and beyond.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/08/black-owned-wine-guide/

The States That Drink the Most Beer in America

America reportedly drinks about 6.3 billion gallons of beer every year. But which states drink the most?

https://vinepair.com/articles/map-states-drink-beer-america-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dc8abbb3b8-JUNE_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dc8abbb3b8-38937345&mc_cid=dc8abbb3b8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How Wine Brands Can Successfully Utilize Virtual Tastings to Drive Consumer Sales

The virtual tasting model, which wineries embraced en masse to connect with consumers while their tasting rooms were closed, looks like it’s here to stay.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-wine-brands-can-successfully-utilize-virtual-tastings-to-drive-consumer-sales/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=89166604&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9yGWhgLXGvQ1DJygmLJFxDf6H8mFbwFmcvEDsBqIVeJElpxj01Q0DZteY27pCZPpAS-ZsVO3fUXku0qFPoHEm06JwtWl-XgThOfBYxcpWLLJ8QwvY&utm_content=89166192&utm_source=hs_email

5 Easy Garnishes to Elevate Your At-Home Cocktails

For those just dipping their toes into the home bartending game (we see you, two-ingredient cocktails), garnishes are a low-stakes investment with a quick and easy return.

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-easy-garnishes-home-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dc8abbb3b8-JUNE_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dc8abbb3b8-38937345&mc_cid=dc8abbb3b8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Celebrate your fitness achievements with ‘G.O.A.T. Wine’

It might not be the likeliest of combinations, but believe it or not, fitness and wine can go hand-in-hand.

https://news3lv.com/news/wake-up-with-the-cw/celebrate-the-greatest-with-goat-wine

 

A guide to picking the best rose for your palate

A unique guide in the hopes of helping folks find a rosé that pleases their personal palates.

Rose at Social Wines. Photo courtesy of Social Wines

https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/06/10/a-guide-to-picking-the-best-rose-for-your-palate-based-on-your-other-wine-preferences/

What are the best wines for pairing with asparagus?

Like artichokes, asparagus is disparaged in wine circles for turning pleasantly fruity white wines into something downright nasty.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-what-are-the-best-wines-for-pairing-with-asparagus/

 

 

You Can Make Jam with Leftover Wine

“Any sweet wine would do, but I find that Moscato has the sweetness you need while still being light, to hold up to a long cooking time,”

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/wine-jam-recipe/

 

 

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Rome

These are the incredible wines you should be sipping on your next visit to the Eternal City.

Elegant waiter serving red wine to a young happy couple in bar restaurant in front of colosseum in rome at sunset

https://www.departures.com/travel/wine-tour-of-rome-italy

 

What You Need to Know About the Secret Disney Family of Wines

The Disney Family of Wines. Available in its entirety only at the Al Fresco Tasting Terrace, a tiny lounge in Disney’s California Adventure Park, that wine list celebrates Disney in a different way.

https://vinepair.com/articles/disney-secret-family-of-wines/

 

Does alcohol have an undisclosed African heritage?

Where does the African continent fit into the story of alcohol?

https://theconversation.com/does-alcohol-have-an-undisclosed-african-heritage-134588

 

Pairing Wine and Wings

Much like pairing wine with BBQ, finding the perfect complementary wine and wings come down to the sauce.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/hot-wines-hot-wings-pairing-wine-and-wings/?utm_campaign=wine-wings-burgers-food-poster&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

12 Things You Should Know About Miller High Life

Turns out, there’s plenty more to know about the Champagne of beers. Here’s a dozen to get you started.

https://vinepair.com/articles/miller-high-life-abv-calories-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5c4a13a829-JUNE_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5c4a13a829-38937345&mc_cid=5c4a13a829&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Magnums vs Standard Sized Bottles

It was interesting to learn that a magnum and a standard bottle both have the same neck size and both contain the same air content, this means that a magnum matures slower and for longer, which results in a more elegant and complex tasting experience.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/magnums-vs-standard-sized-bottles-with-ferraritrento/

New Study Explores Motivations and Behaviors of U.S. Wine Consumers Before and During COVID-19 Lockdown

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic caught the world off-guard, creating intense panic in food and beverage hoarding in nations around the world

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=232120

The battle to get Pouilly-Fuissé Premier Cru recognition

Burgundy lacks a vineyard hierarchy in only one region – the Mâconnais. That may well change soon.

http://www.the-buyer.net/people/producer/pouilly-fuisse-premier-cru/

One more reason to be wary of alcohol health studies

Finnish researchers find – gasp – that people who abuse alcohol have higher health costs

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/one-more-reason-to-be-wary-of-alcohol-health-studies/

Can surliness enhance the wine tasting experience?

This behavior may not be to everyone’s taste, but a degree of surliness can be a good thing now and again.

https://timatkin.com/can-surliness-enhance-the-wine-tasting-experience/

 

Is Wine Tasting Intersubjective?

By “intersubjectivity” they are referring to the social nature of wine tasting practices.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/06/11/is-wine-tasting-intersubjective/

 

The 12 Best Irish Whiskey Brands for 2020

The Emerald Isle produces four types of whiskey in total: malt, grain, blended, and pot still.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/12-best-irish-whiskey-brands-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5dd88ee889-JUNE_12_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5dd88ee889-38937345&mc_cid=5dd88ee889&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

20 of the Best Big, Easy Batch Cocktails

It’s important to note that any batches that contain citrus, or juices, shouldn’t be kept for more than one to two days

https://vinepair.com/articles/20-best-big-batch-cocktails-easy/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5dd88ee889-JUNE_12_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5dd88ee889-38937345&mc_cid=5dd88ee889&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Champagne vs. Bread, Prosecco vs. ‘Nosecco,’ JaM vs. ‘Jammy’: Trademark Battles Erupt

What’s in a name? Well, for wine appellations, brands and consortiums around the world, quite a lot.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/champagne-vs-bread-prosecco-vs-nosecco-jam-vs-jammy-trademark-battles-erupt-unfiltered

 

What Is Bottle Shock (and How Do You Fix It)?

Bottle shock, sometimes called “bottle sickness,” describes a recently packaged or shipped wine that tastes temporarily “dumb,” or with aromas and flavors that have seemingly shut down.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/11/bottle-shock-taste-real/

 

New Wine Education Site

Wine4Food brings you the inside scoop from sommeliers, chefs, winemakers, and industry insiders.

http://www.wine4food.com/wine/

Top 3 Homemade Wine Cocktail Recipes for this Summer

All you need as a base is a great wine – bought or homemade.

https://www.wtso.com/blog/top-3-homemade-wine-cocktail-recipes-for-this-summer/

The Future Of Italian Wines In The U.S. After The Coronavirus

According to Nielsen, last year Italian wines totaled 1.2 billion in sales in the U.S. increasing its share by 2%.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathrinetodd/2020/06/12/the-future-of-italian-wines-in-the-us-after-the-coronavirus/#52a0fd472fc5

Summer Cocktail Recipes

These summer cocktail recipes are like a vacation in a glass.

https://www.wine.com/content/landing/summer-cocktails?iid=Homepage:Banner:California%20Spirits%20Launch:tile7-20-06-13-summercocktails

 

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 06-15-20

June 15, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

06-15-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How To Pair Beef Jerky With Beer And Wine

Five lessons wine teaches you about investing

14 of the Best-Canned Cocktails for Summer 2020

Eight online courses to educate spirits fans

Regardless of a pandemic-induced increase in online learning, distance learning remains a flexible and accessible way to gain further education and understanding. There are many organisations that offer distance and online learning, with courses aimed at complete beginners to professionals.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/06/eight-online-courses-to-educate-spirits-fans/

New JD

Jack Daniel’s has debuted a line of whiskey-based canned cocktails. The new lineup includes Jack & Seltzer, Jack & Cola, and Jack, Honey & Lemonade offerings, all of which are made with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey. While the Jack & Cola and Jack, Honey & Lemonade cocktails are each canned at 7% abv, the 97-calorie Jack & Seltzer is at a slightly lower 5% abv. The new Jack Daniel’s Canned Cocktails are available across the U.S. at a retail price of $13 a 4-pack of 12-ounce cans.

What Does ‘Structure’ Mean in Wine?

It’s a complex concept that requires a pretty nuanced understanding of wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/01/wine-structure-balance-tannins/

 

How do you tell the difference between tannins and acidity in wine?

Understandably, it can be tricky to sort out what’s behind the way a wine feels in your mouth.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-do-you-tell-the-difference-between-tannins-and-acidity-in-wine

 

Legacy Winery Ponzi Vineyards Announces New AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

The TTB has announced the approval of the Laurelwood District AVA, the latest American Viticultural Area within Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

https://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/business/legacy-winery-ponzi-vineyards-announces-new-ava-in-oregon-s-willamette-valley/article_bae94186-e279-53d9-a811-5a230c8559e3.html

 

IDENTIFICATION OF ANTS IN LODI VINEYARDS

In California there are approximately 300 described ant species and of those species around 33 have been accidentally introduced

https://www.lodigrowers.com/identification_of_ants_in_lodi_vineyards/

 

Path to ballot cleared for question on beer, wine sales in MA

Massachusetts voters will get their say on a ballot question that would expand the ability of convenience stores to sell beer and wine, thanks to a May 26 decision by the state’s Supreme Judicial Court.

https://newenglandinhouse.com/2020/06/02/path-to-ballot-cleared-for-question-on-beer-wine-sales/

 

US drinkers continue to buy RTDs and Tequila

For the 12-week period between the 7 March and 23 May, total alcohol sales in the US off-trade rose 26.8%. Spirits led the growth at 35.8%, followed by wine at 30.8% and beer, flavored malt beverage (FMB) and cider at 21.6%.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/06/us-drinkers-continue-to-buy-rtds-and-tequila/

Thoughts on Memorializing Your Appreciation of Fine Wine

A memory wine is a wine harvested in the year of the birth of someone special, typically purchased at, or soon after, release and then stored away by the bestower until that date in the future when the recipient attains a landmark.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/thoughts-on-memorializing-your-appreciation-of-fine-wine/

Which wine goes best with your barbecue food?

Wine expert Kathryn McWhirter has been writing about food and wine matching for decades.

https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/06/which-wine-goes-best-with-your-barbecue/

22 Defining Moments in the History of Craft Beer

As the craft beer “trend” turned into a stable, profitable, and growing industry over the past 20 years, there have been plenty of defining moments.

https://vinepair.com/articles/18-most-defining-moments-craft-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c2540b1525-JUNE_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c2540b1525-38937345&mc_cid=c2540b1525&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

50 of the Most Eye-Rolling Wine Snob Moments

Sometimes the worst wine snob is so full of themselves they can see what they had for breakfast two days ago. And sometimes it comes from them having zero idea what they’re talking about.

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/50-of-the-most-eye-rolling-wine-snob-moments/?utm_campaign=wine-snobs-old-world-new-world-shirts&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

5 Spanish Cured Meats and What to Drink With Them

Styles and seasonings for “charcutería” vary by region, but here are five Spanish cured meats you should know — and what to drink with them.

https://vinepair.com/articles/spanish-cured-meats-drink-pairings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6e816619db-JUNE_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6e816619db-38937345&mc_cid=6e816619db&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

14 of the Best-Canned Cocktails for Summer 2020

Also known in the drinks business as ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages, canned cocktails have evolved in recent years to become one of the most diverse subcategories of drinks that can be enjoyed from portable packaging.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/14-best-canned-cocktails-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6e816619db-JUNE_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6e816619db-38937345&mc_cid=6e816619db&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Lawson’s

Vermont-based Lawson’s Finest Liquids has introduced Little Sip IPA. Billed as a younger cousin to Lawson’s flagship Sip of Sunshine IPA, Little Sip is 6.2% abv brew with a similar hop-forward character to Sip of Sunshine, but with a slightly lower alcohol content. It’s rolling out in four-packs of 16-ounce cans in Vermont beginning June 29. The Lawson’s range also includes Knockout Blonde, Above the Clouds Golden Ale, Hopzilla Double IPA, and Scrag Mountain Pils, among others.

 

Considering the 375 ml Format: The Case for the Alternative Packaging Size

Here is a modest proposal: wineries making expensive wines should consider making more 375 ml bottles this year for sampling purposes.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=231724

 

Robots armed with UV light fight grape mildew

Robots fitted with ultraviolet light lamps that roam vineyards at night are proving effective at killing powdery mildew, a devastating pathogen for many crops, including grapes.

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2020/06/robots-armed-uv-light-fight-grape-mildew

 

Fighting fakes | A guide to buying wine in China

There are different kinds of products, which range in offense from petty crime to severely criminal and harmful to people’s health.

http://www.grapewallofchina.com/2020/06/03/fighting-fakes-a-guide-to-buying-wine-in-china/

 

Quintessential Introduces an American “Super Tuscan” Wine

With the bold declaration on the label that this is an “American Super Tuscan Blend,” family owned-and-operated fine wine importer, marketer and sales company Quintessential is bringing a new Italian-inspired Napa Valley red wine to the trade under the Fratelli name.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=231691

How to pair wine with your favorite takeaway meals

While takeaway meals may not excite fellow wine enthusiasts as much as dining out, you can still successfully experiment with food and wine pairings from the comfort of your dining table or sofa.

https://www.wsetglobal.com/knowledge-centre/blog/2020/june/02/how-to-pair-wine-with-your-favourite-takeaway-meals

Beaujolais nouveau 2020 to be released earlier than normal

Beaujolais Nouveau wines will be able to leave wineries as early as October 5, 2020, one week earlier than usual

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-91808-Beaujolais-nouveau-2020-to-be-released-earlier-than-normal.htm

The problem with biodynamics: myths, quacks and pseudoscience

To convince others as to why they should take a more active position against aspects of biodynamics.

https://wordonthegrapevine.co.uk/biodynamic-viticulture-pseudoscience/

Five lessons wine teaches you about investing

An aspect of wine directly related to an investing concept.

https://www.wealthprofessional.ca/news/industry-news/five-lessons-wine-teaches-you-about-investing/330223

The Climate Phenomenon that Produces Wines with ‘Electric Acidity’

While many wine lovers know that big swings generally translate into fresh, lively bottlings, few know how it happens, or where crisp, electric wines are most frequently produced.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/04/wine-diurnal-range/

 

France to transform surplus wine into hand sanitizer

Wine sales and exports, particularly to the US, plunged at the height of the coronavirus crisis, leaving winemakers with millions of litres of unsold wine.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-06-france-surplus-wine-sanitiser.html

 

BIODYMAMICS KEY TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION SAYS BAROLO PRODUCER

With biodynamics, we get more balanced grapes, they are not green and unprepared, which means we can have an early harvest, and have ripe grapes

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/06/biodymamics-key-to-climate-change-mitigation-says-barolo-producer/

 

Six things the wine business is doing to cut costs and drum up business during the duration

It hasn’t been easy for wine producers, marketers, and PR types during the pandemic

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/six-things-the-wine-business-is-doing-to-cut-costs-and-drum-up-business-during-the-duration/

 

9 Things You Should Know About La Marca Prosecco

La Marca produces the two major types of Prosecco.

https://vinepair.com/articles/la-marca-prosecco-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2ccd51e58d-JUNE_5_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2ccd51e58d-38937345&mc_cid=2ccd51e58d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Simple Carbon Dioxide Is the Hottest New Ingredient in Modern Winemaking

Carbonic maceration is without a doubt one of the cooler phrases in winemaking.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/what-is-carbonic-maceration-wine-fermentation/

 

Nosecco? Wine Makers Fight Over Trademark for Non-Alcoholic Fizz

A French wine group is challenging a decision that its non-alcoholic Nosecco brand unlawfully evoked the protected Italian category Prosecco.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-05/nosecco-wine-makers-fight-over-trademark-for-non-alcoholic-fizz

 

What corks can reveal about the wine in your bottle

The cork tells some important details about the wine

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/what-corks-can-reveal-about-the-wine-in-your-bottle/2020/06/05/629d84c4-a66a-11ea-b473-04905b1af82b_story.html

Black Winemaker Launches ‘Love-Infused’ Wine After Loss Of Wife

With the creation of Longevity Wines — what he likes to call, “a love infused brand.”

https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/food-drinks/black-winemaker-launches-longevity/

 

Is Riedel Crystal Or Glass? The truth of Riedel Wine Glasses

The more costly series of Riedel, such as the Sommelier, Vitis, Vinum, Vinum Extreme, and Vinum XL and the Wine series are made of crystal.

https://advancedmixology.com/blogs/art-of-mixology/is-riedel-crystal-or-glass

 

How To Pair Beef Jerky With Beer And Wine

Some light on how to pair the proteins alongside your favorite adult beverages, namely: beer and wine.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradjaphe/2020/06/07/how-to-pair-beef-jerky-with-beer-and-wine/#22757d13ef4c

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 06-08-20

June 8, 2020

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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06-08-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What Kind of Glass Do You Serve Rosé Wine In?

Scientists find genetic link to alcohol misuse

 Which IPAs Should Be Considered ‘Modern Classics?

 

 

Mead All About It

Mead, as you might well know, is a fermented beverage made with honey.

https://chapelboro.com/town-square/now-beer-this-mead-all-about-it

 

The Science of Terpenes and Isoprenoids

Of all the aroma compounds found in wine, terpenes seem to get the most attention and study.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-terpenes-and-isoprenoids/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=88380593&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8wumLDbEF5f-F_RJX8A6bc3fBq5huXsAuXPKuLO9CpHIu3oXRKPmVvAc5XXV0-ITJspjoN3c1exg4BP2NHf3U5tddS6YXnWd1mruVn-IHigDeS4AQ&_hsmi=88444178

 

The Many Faces of the ‘Wine Mom’

A wine mom, alone, is someone who likes a drink to take the edge off of parenting, and who’s willing to poke fun at that fact

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/05/wine-moms-explained/612001/

 

The Best European Wine Regions You’ve Never Heard Of

In the 19th century, Serbia was one of the most important wine-making areas of the Austro-Hungarian empire

https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/wine/serbian-wine-country

 

The Best Podcast for Your Wine Personality Type

But like choosing a bottle to have with dinner, the range of wine podcasts can be daunting if you don’t know what you’re looking for

https://outwines.blog/2020/05/26/the-best-podcast-for-your-wine-personality-type/amp/

 

Mass. SJC Allows Beer, Wine Sale Ballot Question to Move Forward

The question would let local authorities issue licenses allowing food stores to sell beer and wine and be in addition to existing licenses issued for the sale of alcoholic beverages

Supporters of a ballot question that would let convenience stores and other food stores sell beer and wine won a key legal battle in Massachusetts’s highest court

The new licenses could be issued as soon as December if the question is approved. There would also be no limits on the number of licenses any one company could control after a phase-in period.

https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/mass-sjc-allows-beer-wine-sale-ballot-question-to-move-forward/2131271/

If approved by voters in 2020, would “do great harm to public safety and the alcohol beverages industry of Massachusetts.”

It would also reform the age verification process for buying alcohol, and impose requirements on the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission to maintain a certain number of inspectors.

https://www-telegram-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.telegram.com/news/20190917/package-store-owners-challenge-liquor-license-ballot-question?template=ampart

https://www.masspack.org/resources/Documents/1.%20Ballot%20Question_Cumberland%20Farms.pdf

Mass Pack Explains The Proposed Bill in A Podcast

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The Latest Update As Of 5-29-20

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10 Things You Should Know About Aperol

As bar ingredients go, it’s both incredibly unique and fairly flexible

https://vinepair.com/articles/aperol-spritz-cocktail-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b55e627990-MAY_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b55e627990-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b55e627990-38937345&mc_cid=b55e627990&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Soviet Union Paid Pepsi With Vodka and Warships in Decades-Long Barter

Since rubles were not traded internationally, in exchange for Pepsi’s cola concentrate, the Soviet Union provided Stolichnaya vodka for exclusive distribution within the U.S.

https://vinepair.com/articles/soviet-union-pepsi-stoli-vodka/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b55e627990-MAY_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b55e627990-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b55e627990-38937345&mc_cid=b55e627990&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 OF THE WORLD’S LOWEST CALORIE WINES

While low-cal wines have no set industry standard, they are generally at least 15% lighter than the standard 120 to 130 calories found in a 150ml serving

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/10-of-the-worlds-lowest-calorie-wines/

The Science Behind the Main Wine Aromas, Explained

Some aromas in wine come from the grape itself and are the same compounds that occur elsewhere in nature.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/27/aromas-wine-describe-guide/

Natural Lambrusco Is Just the Beginning

But over the last two decades, not only has Lambrusco reclaimed its reputation as one of the world’s singular sparkling wines, but Emilia-Romagna has shown that its prowess with bubbly goes well beyond Lambrusco.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/natural-lambrusco-just-the-beginning-emilia-romagna-sparkling-wine/

Surprising Find Suggests Medieval Scotland Actually Land of Wine-Sipping Big-City Folk

A recent excavation has found a massive 6th-century settlement in Scotland—by far the largest of its kind—where urban inhabitants may have clinked glasses of imported Mediterranean vintages

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/new-finds-medieval-scotland-actually-land-of-wine-sipping-big-city-folk-archaeology-unfiltered

Schioppettino, the forgotten grape that sounds like it tastes: crackling!

Even though Schioppettino has a long history in Friuli-Venezia Giulia — the grape is mentioned in local documents as far back as the 13th century — by the 1960s, many thought it had gone extinct.

https://theitalianwinegirl.com/schioppettino-the-forgotten-grape-that-sounds-like-it-tastes-crackling/

 

Wine Tasting and Book Learning

There is little evidence that expert wine tasters have greater physiological capacities to taste than non-experts or novices. What they have is book learning and experience.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/05/27/wine-tasting-and-book-learning/

Scientists find genetic link to alcohol misuse

After analyzing the genes of more than 435,000 people, the team were able to identify 29 variants that were linked with alcohol misuse, 19 of which were previously unknown genetic risk factors.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/05/scientists-find-genetic-link-to-alcohol-misuse/

Wine And Chinese Food: 7 Delicious Pairings

Chinese cuisine is far from homogeneous. So it’s a challenge to find a wine that can manage the complexity of its flavors.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/wine-and-chinese-food-7-delicious-pairings/?utm_campaign=wine-and-chinese-food-food-pairing-wine-day-sale&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

We Asked 10 Brewers: Which IPAs Should Be Considered ‘Modern Classics?

With so many IPAs on the market, what constitutes a classic of the modern era? We asked brewers throughout the U.S. and U.K. what sticks out.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-modern-classic-ipas/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3bc3c00c9e-MAY_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3bc3c00c9e-38937345&mc_cid=3bc3c00c9e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

ROMAN MOSAIC UNEARTHED UNDER ITALIAN VINEYARD

There are not many vineyards in the world that can add Roman mosaic tiles to their soil composition list.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/roman-mosaic-unearthed-under-italian-vineyard/

Ingredient Labeling: A Winemaker Strikes Back

While the EU and foods in the United States have one set standard they must adhere to, wineries have potentially 50 different standards.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/05/ingredient-labeling-a-winemaker-strikes-back

Italian winemakers see trouble ahead

The Italian wine sector is under pressure on all fronts, with tourism and travel retail shuttered, exports falling and domestic consumption contracting due to the pandemic’s impact on the on trade.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/italian-winemakers-see-trouble-ahead

WHAT WINE GOES WITH LAMB?

Wine goes with lamb like the sun goes with springtime.

https://wine.net/what-wine-goes-with-lamb/

Wine scores rant: Top-notch cava gets 86 points, about the same as a crummy supermarket wine

Because wine scores are less than useless. They reflect the critic’s biases, and not the quality of the wine.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/wine-scores-rant-top-notch-cava-gets-86-points-about-the-same-as-a-crummy-supermarket-wine/

Peyton Manning Takes the Whiskey Field with Sweetens Cove

Sweetens Cove 13 year old Tennessee Straight bourbon, is the Handiwork of master distiller and blender Marianne Eaves, formerly of Woodford Reserve and Castle & Key.

https://www.whiskyadvocate.com/peyton-manning-sweetens-cove-bourbon-whiskey/

New Jim Beam App

Beam Suntory has updated the Jim Beam Augmented Reality App, now allowing users to share messages with friends and family that will play when a user scans the rosette on a bottle of Jim Beam White. For every custom message sent, Beam Suntory will donate $5 to the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation Relief Fund, up to $50,000.

A Doctor’s Tips On Choosing Healthier Wines

Wines can vary in terms of sugar content, calories, and alcohol content.

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/05/9839185/what-is-healthiest-wine-women

Boston based man ‘pours’ wine in the most unusual manner. Watch

Whether you are a wine connoisseur or not, we can guarantee that you probably haven’t seen anyone pour their drink like this before.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/it-s-viral/boston-based-man-pours-wine-in-the-most-unusual-manner-watch/story-zuefeZykUjfDcKfexRcNMO.html

13,000 bottles of ruined wine turned into sanitizer

Estelle Imports, a local distributor, ordered the wine and after five weeks in transit from Italy, it arrived ruined.

https://katu.com/news/coronavirus/13000-bottles-of-wine-frozen-in-transit-distributor-distillers-turn-it-into-sanitizer

What Kind of Glass Do You Serve Rosé Wine In?

Called “the people’s wine”, rosé is the easiest wine to drink without the nuances of drinking red wine.

https://advancedmixology.com/blogs/art-of-mixology/what-kind-of-glass-do-you-serve-rose-wine-in

Grab a Free Copy of the Wine Institute’s Wine Cocktail eBook

While deciding between a lovely glass of California wine and a fabulous cocktail may seem like a difficult choice, a new eBook shows that you can enjoy both—in the same glass.

http://www.visitcalifornia.com/now/grab-free-copy-wine-institute-wine-cocktail-ebook?utm_source=googlenews

AldiDiploma

If you’ve got a friend who loves talking wine, get them the Aldiploma. It’s been designed with our resident wine expert Sam Caporn to teach people all there is to know about their favourite drink, from the basics to the finer points. There are 6 FREE online modules to take.

https://www.aldi.co.uk/aldiploma

 

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Franklin Wine Club Wines

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