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Liquor Industry News 02-01-21

February 1, 2021

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

02-01-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How long does wine last unopened?

Can You Drink Beer While Breastfeeding?

The 3 Healthiest Types of Wine, According to Registered Dietitians

Is Wine Gluten-Free?

This article explains how wine is made and factors that may affect its gluten-free status.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-wine-gluten-free

 

The seven subzones of the Chianti DOCG

Here is some of what I learned about the subzones of Chianti

https://bubblyprofessor.com/2021/01/17/make-it-meaningful-to-make-it-memorable-ft-the-chianti-seven/

Can wine ever be good for you?

The idea that wine is not a vice but a kind of hedonistic medicine has been hardwired in the culture since the emergence of the French paradox in the 1980s, which was widely presented in the press as a doctor’s free pass for gourmandising.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2021/jan/17/can-wine-ever-be-good-for-you-risks-pleasures

How soon is wine consumed after purchase?

We have repeatedly been told over the past few decades something like this: “95% of wine is drunk within 24 hours of purchase

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2021/01/how-soon-is-wine-consumed-after-purchase.html

How Herbicides are developed for Vineyards

In the United States, both conventional and sustainable practices allow for the use of herbicides for controlling weeds.

http://www.academicwino.com/2019/10/herbicide-developed-for-vineyards.html/?utm_source=ReviveOldPost&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ReviveOldPost

HOW TO TALK ABOUT THE BODY OF A WINE

The body of a wine has four dimensions that can vary independently of each other.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2021/01/18/how-to-talk-about-the-body-of-a-wine/

Are All Spirits Gluten-Free?

Yes, they are. All spirits, even those distilled from grains such as wheat, rye, and barley are gluten-free.

https://vinepair.com/articles/are-all-spirits-gluten-free/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c66ffd0dc7-JAN_19_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c66ffd0dc7-38937345&mc_cid=c66ffd0dc7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 Things You Should Know About Yellow Tail

Founded in 2001, Yellow Tail’s mission is to make easy-drinking, approachable wines that can be enjoyed by all. It has succeeded in some respects

https://vinepair.com/articles/yellow-tail-wine-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c66ffd0dc7-JAN_19_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c66ffd0dc7-38937345&mc_cid=c66ffd0dc7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine Made from Flowers?

handcraft small batches of wine using flowers instead of grape

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/california-live/wine-made-from-flowers/2508486/

 

Wine Pairing in a Meat-free World

With more people opting for a meat-free diet, where does that leave the art of wine matching?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/01/wine-pairing-in-a-meat-free-world

 

Could Coconut Water Be the Cocktail Ingredient You’re Sleeping On?

Coconut water is such an underrated ingredient in cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/coconut-water-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2a3e8f952a-JAN_20_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2a3e8f952a-38937345&mc_cid=2a3e8f952a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Sweden is turning into a wine hotspot because of climate change

There are some 90 commercial vineyards in Denmark, 40 in Sweden, and a dozen in Norway, with more popping up each year.

https://www.businessinsider.com/sweden-wine-industry-climate-change-2021-1

 

Dry White Wine for Cooking

A poor-quality wine can ruin a great dish.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/dry-white-wine-for-cooking/?utm_campaign=white-wine-adv-tasting-poster&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

The Logo Evolution of Heineken Over Time

Heineken has made sure to keep things fresh in the brewhouse and on the bottle, often changing its logo to keep up with the times.

https://vinepair.com/articles/logo-evolution-heineken/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c6587f50c8-JAN_21_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c6587f50c8-38937345&mc_cid=c6587f50c8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 3 Healthiest Types of Wine, According to Registered Dietitians

The best and worst options in the wine aisle.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/beverages/healthiest-wines

 

 

Gallo, Constellation and the Impact of Corporatization in Wine

“They exist in their own world with their own distributors that sell to the grocery stores and the chain restaurants.”

https://www.winemag.com/2021/01/15/gallo-wine-corporatization/

A Beginner’s Guide to Wines from Italy’s Piedmont

This unique geographical spot lends two key features that influence the region’s climate: the cool Alps and the balmy Mediterranean.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/02/12/beginners-guide-wines-from-italys-piedmont/

Can You Drink Beer While Breastfeeding?

Once your baby is born, you’re probably excited to return to eating lots of things you’ve been avoiding during pregnancy

https://www.healthline.com/health/breastfeeding/beer-and-breastfeeding#best-option

An Archeologist’s Guide to Beer Cans

A troubling shortage of foolproof guides for dating beer cans.

https://daily.jstor.org/an-archeologists-guide-to-beer-cans/

 

How long does wine last unopened?

While some high-end wines improve after years in storage, most wines are intended to be enjoyed a lot sooner.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/consumer-reviews/sns-bestreviews-unopened-wine-expiration-20210122-edxmrtcq3rd37cpobexrwwkasa-story.html

 

American Airlines opens at-home wine delivery service

American Airlines is hoping to sell and ship some of its excess wine directly to peoples’ homes.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/american-airlines-opens-at-home-wine-delivery-service/ar-BB1cYv3f

 

How to Describe a Wine

There are five areas to consider when describing a wine

https://www.grapegripe.org/wine-guide

 

A wine perspective from the US

The United States is Italy’s largest wine export market and probably also the top consumer for most luxury wines.

https://www.foodinfo.it/beverage/a-wine-perspective-from-the-us/

 

7 Red Wine Substitutes For When You Don’t Have a Bottle on Hand

Here are 7 red wine substitutes that will yield a delicious result.

https://www.wideopeneats.com/red-wine-substitute/

 

What’s in a name: Decoding Italian Wine

The nomenclature of the wine world can be confusing. Many times the words on a wine list are hard to pronounce and totally foreign – leaving prospective drinkers grasping at any word on the page that jumps out as familiar.

https://forgetburgundy.com/2011/03/11/whats-in-a-name-decoding-italian-wine/

 

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Liquor Industry News 01-25-21

January 25, 2021

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

01-25-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Non-alcoholic wine is mostly terrible, but here’s why

The Differences Between Bitters, Tinctures, and Shrubs

New Corona Hard Seltzer Variety Packs Will Hit Shelves in 2021

What America Was Drinking On New Year’s Eve, According To Drizly

In one of the most unprecedented New Year’s Eve in memory, what was the nation sipping on?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katedingwall/2021/01/08/what-america-was-drinking-on-new-years-eve-according-to-drizly/?sh=3bc94f794611

 

You’ll Never Buy Wine The Same Way Again, Government Says

New regulations from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) have been announced, changing the required wine sizes and allowing for smaller bottles.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-more-wine-sizes/

 

DOC Maremma Toscana Will Be the First Among Tuscan PDOs to Use a Bivarietal Label Claim

We will be the first PDO wine in Tuscany to use the bivarietal label (wines that blend two grape varietals), very popular in markets like the USA, UK and Northern Europe.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/01/08/doc-maremma-toscana-first-varietal-label-claim

 

TOP 10 BEST WINE CUP FOR BATHTUBS 2020

YES..For Your Bathroom!

https://bestgamingpro.com/wine-cup-for-bathtubs/

 

Less Is More: Why Small-Format Wine Bottles Are Trending

When you think about it, it makes perfect sense.

https://vinepair.com/articles/small-format-bottles-rise/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9f88da1bcb-JAN_11_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9f88da1bcb-38937345&mc_cid=9f88da1bcb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

10 Things You Should Know About Cîroc Vodka

Between its music industry affiliations and pop culture relevance, you may think you know everything about Cîroc

https://vinepair.com/articles/ciroc-vodka-flavors-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9f88da1bcb-JAN_11_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9f88da1bcb-38937345&mc_cid=9f88da1bcb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The History Of California’s Zinfandel Wines

There’s probably no other grape variety as American as zinfandel

https://southfloridareporter.com/the-history-of-californias-zinfandel-wines/

 

Side Effects of Drinking Alcohol Before and After Getting the COVID Vaccine

Research has shown that binge drinking—defined by the CDC as 4+ drinks for women and 5+ drinks for men during one occasion—can negatively impact your immune system

https://www.eatthis.com/news-side-effects-drinking-alcohol-before-after-covid-vaccine/

 

The truth that you did not know about box wine

Boxed wine has several advantages and few disadvantages.

https://www.explica.co/the-truth-that-you-did-not-know-about-box-wine-cvbj/

 

All About Low-Alcohol Wine

With alcohol percentages ranging from as low as 5% alcohol by volume (ABV) to sometimes even 20% ABV, what makes a wine low-alcohol?

https://www.thespruceeats.com/all-about-low-alcohol-wine-4770022

 

Make a Wine Cork Trivet

Extra Cork Project

https://guides.brit.co/guides/make-a-wine-cork-trivet/particle-2

 

Why Is the Trump Administration Punishing U.S. Wine Companies with Final Move in European Trade War?

Who suffers while this trade war continues?

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/trump-administrations-final-move-in-european-trade-war-punishes-us-wine-businesses

The fine wine private label

Cameron Hughes may be reinventing how consumers buy wine

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/general/fine-wine-private-label

 

Samsung is making a robot that can pour wine and bring you a drink

The bot is meant to be “an extension of you in the kitchen, living room, and anywhere else you may need an extra hand in your home

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/11/22224649/samsung-bot-handy-care-robots-ces-2021

 

The Cleanwashing of Wine

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, one might expect natural winemakers to feel flush with admiration

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/cleanwashing-wine

 

New Franklin Wine Club Wines

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NEW RELEASE – Wattle Creek 2019 Red Blend, California $18  – Our favorite value red is back in a new vintage but sporting the same blend driven by Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel that we know and love, aged in neutral oak barrels to preserve its fresh fruity character.

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https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/wine/california-5

NEW RELEASE – Wattle Creek 2019 Grenache, Sonoma County $49 – We’re thrilled to have our only American Grenache back in stock! Made with influences of both the earthy French style of the Rhône and the jammy Australian style, it features dense red-fruit flavors and savory aromatics of white pepper and cured ham.

BUY HERE

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/wine/sonoma-county-4

NEW RELEASE – Buena Vista 2019 Roussanne, Bennett Valley $42 – Roussanne is one of the quirkiest of white wine grapes, in part because this green grape turns russet-gold as it ripens. Opulent in texture, this voluptuous white is fermented in stainless steel but then aged in oak, yielding a style that has Chardonnay-like texture and Viognier-like floral flavors.

BUY HERE

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/wine/bennett-valley-sonoma-county

No sulphites added wine: the great debate

There was a time, not so long ago, when making quality wines without adding sulphur dioxide (SO2) was widely considered close to impossible,

https://www.decanter.com/learn/no-sulphites-added-wine-the-great-debate-451195/

WHAT NEXT FOR CONSTELLATION AFTER GALLO DEAL?

Constellation has unloaded its wine brands in the sub $11 a bottle category, which were long the workhorse of its wine division.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/what-next-for-constellation-after-gallo-deal/

CORAVIN INTRODUCES NEW PIVOT SYSTEM

The Coravin system is best known as a way for drinkers to access and pour wine from a bottle without pulling the while simultaneously ensuring the way can continue to keep for years.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/coravin-introduces-new-pivot-system/

The Differences Between Bitters, Tinctures, and Shrubs

Bitters, tinctures, and shrubs are a bartender’s version of these coups de grâce. The right number of drops, drips, or dashes from these power-packed elixirs elevates a libation from mundane to magic,

https://vinepair.com/articles/guide-bitters-tinctures-shrubs-differences/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1a3affceb6-JAN_12_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1a3affceb6-38937345&mc_cid=1a3affceb6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Corona Hard Seltzer Variety Packs Will Hit Shelves in 2021

After a huge year for its hard seltzer line, Corona will release new flavors and an “exciting new hard seltzer initiative” in 2021.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/new-corona-hard-seltzer-flavors-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1a3affceb6-JAN_12_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1a3affceb6-38937345&mc_cid=1a3affceb6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Best Sandwich in Every State

We want a lot of things right now, but most days we’d settle for some peace, quiet, and absolutely a sandwich.

https://www.foodandwine.com/travel/restaurants/best-sandwich-america-every-state

The demographic history of the U.S. alcohol consumer

Know all that foolishness about booze drinking in the U.S.?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/the-demographic-history-of-the-u-s-alcohol-consumer/

FRENCH WINE RETURNS FROM SPACE

The wines and canes have spent between 10 and 14 months in space, during which they were exposed to microgravity and higher radiation than on Earth.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/french-wine-returns-from-space/

DISTILL VENTURES LAUNCHES NEW WORLD WHISKY SERIES

It explores the wider potential of this exciting category, which is being fuelled by curious, digitally-savvy consumers and a new generation of blenders, founders and disruptive distilleries.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/distill-ventures-launches-new-world-whisky-series/

SANDRO BOTTEGA RELEASES PROSECCO COOKBOOK

The book takes readers on a journey through the Prosecco hills, and includes recipes for all dining occasions, from apéritifs to desserts, alongside Sandro’s food stories from the northern Italian region.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/sandro-bottega-releases-prosecco-cookbook/

When Each State Went Sober: Mapping Prohibition Ratification by State

Shockingly, we didn’t all jump on the wagon at once.

https://vinepair.com/articles/prohibition-ratification-state-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0f95cb38a8-JAN_13_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0f95cb38a8-38937345&mc_cid=0f95cb38a8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 Things You Should Know About Cointreau

The triple sec brand has been around since the mid-1800s and has made a name for itself as a versatile cocktail ingredient, used in some of the world’s oldest and best-known libations.

https://vinepair.com/articles/cointreau-triple-sec-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0f95cb38a8-JAN_13_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0f95cb38a8-38937345&mc_cid=0f95cb38a8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine and Exercise: What Happens When They Mix?

Wine and exercise are both known to have health benefits.

https://www.thenaturalwineschool.com/members/posts/31964-wine-and-exercise-what-happens-when-they-mix

MA Gov. Baker Just Signed a Beer Distribution Reform Bill. Here’s What It Will Do

The bill finalized a compromise that has taken brewers and distributors nearly a decade to agree on, allowing any brewer producing fewer than 250,000 barrels of beer annually — which effectively means every Massachusetts brewery except Boston Beer, the maker of Sam Adams — to leave lifelong contracts with distributors in exchange for fair market value of the portfolio.

https://www.nbcboston.com/massachusetts/gov-baker-just-signed-a-beer-distribution-reform-bill-heres-what-it-will-do/2279944/

Can You Drink Wine on a Diet?

Let’s find out which wines work for a healthy diet and some other important facts about wine versus your health.

https://winefolly.com/episode/can-you-drink-wine-on-a-diet/?utm_campaign=weekly-wine-and-health&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

10 Things You Should Know About Martell Cognac

The famous Cognac house uses its storied path to forge new ways of connecting with consumers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/martell-xo-cognac-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0ea447942f-JAN_14_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0ea447942f-38937345&mc_cid=0ea447942f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A Visual Guide to Crafting a Low-Calorie Wine

With today’s ever-growing focus on health and wellness, you’ve probably re-evaluated your drinking choices and have maybe even opted for lighter, lower-alcohol beverages.

https://vinepair.com/articles/a-visual-guide-to-crafting-a-low-calorie-wine/

6 of the Best Wines to Pair With Soup

So what do you sip with soup? Wine, of course!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/6-wines-to-pair-with-soup-2021/

Trentodoc, Franciacorta & Prosecco – 3 Northern Italian Giants

Unlike the Prosecco region which produces most of its sparkling wine by a faster tank method, the Trentodoc and Franciacorta use the traditional method meaning that more time, effort and qualities goes into the final wine produced.

https://glassofbubbly.com/trentodoc-franciacorta-prosecco-3-northern-italian-giants/

Is Riesling a Wine or a Grape? Why the Petrol Aromas?

Some will see Riesling as simply meaning a German wine or a place in Germany,

https://glassofbubbly.com/is-riesling-a-wine-or-a-grape-why-the-petrol-aromas/

New Wine

Trinchero Napa Valley is launching a new Heritage Collection. It includes Mary’s Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc ($35), named for the matriarch of the Trinchero family; Mario’s Cabernet Sauvignon ($60), named for the patriarch; and BRV Cabernet Sauvignon ($80), named for their children Bob, Roger and Vera. Trinchero Napa Valley has a collection of estate vineyards spanning 200 acres across the St. Helena, Mt. Veeder, Atlas Peak, and Rutherford sub-appellations.

WSTA unveils low-and-no labeling guide

The guide aims to provide clarity and certainty for producers when it comes to labeling and marketing their products correctly.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/01/wsta-debuts-low-and-no-labelling-guide/

Is red wine gluten-free?

Most red wines are classified as gluten-free because they meet the FDA’s gluten-free labeling standards. However, it doesn’t mean that red wines are entirely gluten-free.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/consumer-reviews/sns-bestreviews-is-red-wine-gluten-free-20210114-bxh6sdern5dzlibs3twv2ix7ai-story.html

How To Put Mindful Drinking On Your 2021 List

Who’s ready for a “new habits” plan for the year ahead?

https://abalancedglass.com/30-days-of-discovery/2021/1/14/how-to-put-mindful-drinking-on-your-2021-list

Kicking off 2021 with Prosecco DOC

The Prosecco DOC while highlighting some of the differences between Prosecco from the DOC and the DOCG.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2021/01/samplings-of-Prosecco-DOC.html?utm_source=Vino+Travels+Email+Members&utm_campaign=2efc08f507-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_670bd5443a-2efc08f507-294676161

Non-alcoholic wine is mostly terrible, but here’s why

Right now, according to a study by Forbes Magazine, more than 6.5 million people are off the sauce, at least until February 1

https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/non-alcoholic-wine

 

Wine Pairings for Butternut Squash, a Winter Workhorse

Butternut squash is the quintessential produce of fall and winter

https://www.winemag.com/2021/01/15/wine-pairings-butternut-squash/

 

Matching Wine with Social Media

Try to pair wine with anything other than your immediate surroundings and you are asking for, at best, a misunderstanding.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/01/matching-wine-with-social-media

 

Pairing Cheesy Popcorn and Wine

One of the simple joys in life is to pour a glass of wine, settle in to watch a movie or favorite show, and enjoy some crunchy popcorn

https://www.minnesotamonthly.com/food-drink/pairing-cheesy-popcorn-and-wine/

 

 

It’s 53% alcohol and tastes like fire. Here’s how this liquor brand took over China

Globally, its market cap has not only surpassed all other alcohol distillers like Diageo and Constellation Brands, but also Coca-Cola,

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/business/kweichow-moutai-chinese-liquor-intl-hnk/index.html

 

Slow Cooker Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Made with red wine, garlic, herbs and mushrooms, it’s super fancy, but also real easy

https://diethood.com/slow-cooker-short-ribs/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=slow-cooker-short-ribs

 

 

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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

Sounds pretty good these days.

Shop Here

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Liquor Industry News 01-18-21

January 18, 2021

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

01-18-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How is Wine Made? The Step-by-Step Behind your Favorite Bottles

The Ultimate Guide to Aging Cocktails at Home

Truly Announces 4 Iced Tea Hard Seltzers

Why Boba Cocktails Are Trending

It’s no secret that flavors hailing from Thailand, Indonesia, and China have been shaking up the U.S. cocktail game.

https://vinepair.com/articles/boba-cocktail-recipe-trend/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3e8d4f704f-JAN_4_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3e8d4f704f-38937345&mc_cid=3e8d4f704f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

SIX OF THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD WINE TERMS

Understanding the basics can make wine commentary all the more valuable, and are a powerful tool in navigating the world of wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/six-of-the-most-misunderstood-wine-terms/

 

 

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans Ignore Recommendations on Sugar, Alcohol

The committee of 20 doctors and nutritionists from major U.S. academic centers also recommended that men’s daily alcohol intake be reduced from two drinks to one.

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-12-29/new-dietary-guidelines-for-americans-ignore-recommendations-on-sugar-alcohol

 

Does The Cost Of The Wine Make It Taste Better?

Price isn’t always a reliable barometer to determine what you’ll like.

https://southfloridareporter.com/does-the-cost-of-the-wine-make-it-taste-better/

 

Sugar-Free Champagne Just Got Serious

As climate change aids ripening in Champagne, sugar-free styles may finally come into their own.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/01/sugar-free-champagne-just-got-serious

 

PRESERVED ROMAN WINE BARRELS REVEAL ANCIENT COOPERS’ ART

The three barrels were discovered in 2008, along the right bank of the river Vesle which runs through Reims, as part of an archaeological excavation.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/preserved-roman-wine-barrels-reveal-ancient-coopers-art/

 

6 recipes to use up the bottle of wine you opened last night

Wine is as wonderful to cook with as it is to drink — and we have great recipes using both white and red kinds.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2021/01/04/wine-recipes/

 

How to Break Out of Your Wine Rut and Become a More Adventurous Drinker

And when it comes to finding exciting alternatives to our most popular wines—varieties likely appealing based on what you already like—we have a few ideas.

https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/new-wine-varietals-drinking-guide-1234589656/

 

7 Cheers for Spanish Sparkling Wine You’ll Love

Recaredo is a small Spanish sparkling wine producer in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. It is located in the Penedès region of northeastern Spain.

https://awinestory.com/spanish-sparkling-wine/

 

Mind & Body Wines Bring Balance With Fewer Calories And Less Alcohol

A new wine brand crafted with wellness in mind

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mind–body-wines-bring-balance-with-fewer-calories-and-less-alcohol-301200723.html

 

Busch beer offers $1 off for each inch of snowfall per state

Here’s something to cheer your spirits the next time you’re shoveling away a heavy snowfall.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/busch-beer-offers-1-off-for-each-inch-of-snowfall-per-state

 

Pandemic Binge Drinking Is a Myth, Wine Analyst Says

There was no real evidence of widespread binge drinking

https://sf.eater.com/2021/1/5/22215332/binge-drinking-albertsons-gamsaan

 

FLORIDA COMPANY TO INVEST $100M IN 700-ACRE MISSOURI WINE PROJECT

The plan is to consolidate the wineries over an area covering 700-acres and also build a hotel, nine-hole par three golf course, five-star restaurant and other attractions.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/florida-company-to-invest-100m-in-700-acre-missouri-wine-project/

 

Discover the Best Wines for Spaghetti

So what are some wine and spaghetti pairings that will leave everyone happy enough to sing Puccini around the dinner table?

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/discover-spaghetti-wine-pairings/?utm_campaign=weekly-spaghetti-pasta-pizza&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

 

10 RIDICULOUS WAYS TO OPEN A WINE BOTTLE WITHOUT A CORKSCREW

Whatever the reason you don’t have a corkscrew, don’t put the wine away just yet

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/10-ridiculous-ways-to-open-a-wine-bottle-without-a-corkscrew/

 

Terrell Owens launches new wine label Eighty-One

Pro Football Hall of Famer has launched his own wine label called Eighty-One.

https://www.phillyvoice.com/terrell-owens-wine-label-eighty-one-cabernet-sauvignon/

 

Gallo finalizes blockbuster $810 million wine deal with Constellation Brands

Gallo is the country’s largest wine company, and with this sale Constellation Brands drops two spots to No. 5 nationwide.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/business/gallo-finalizes-blockbuster-wine-deal-with-constellation-brands/

Gallo Set to Dominate the Bargain Basement

That is the fear for the Gallo-Constellation deal,

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/01/gallo-set-to-dominate-the-bargain-basement

 

The Ultimate New Year’s Resolution Guide: Wine Edition

With the rise of a new generation of premium low-calorie, low-alcohol brands and elevated no-alcohol choices, it’s never been more enjoyable to toast the new year while still reaching your wellness goals.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-ultimate-new-year-resolution-guide-wine-edition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6750d29a8e-JAN_7_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6750d29a8e-38937345&mc_cid=6750d29a8e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Truly Announces 4 Iced Tea Hard Seltzers

The brand is launching its iced tea series nationwide in “eye-catching golden cans,”

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/truly-iced-tea-hard-seltzer-guide-details/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6750d29a8e-JAN_7_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6750d29a8e-38937345&mc_cid=6750d29a8e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Will the Sommelier Profession Ever Be the Same After Covid-19?

Even those who have managed to keep their jobs have seen things change dramatically

https://vinepair.com/articles/sommelier-profession-covid-19/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6750d29a8e-JAN_7_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6750d29a8e-38937345&mc_cid=6750d29a8e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The 6 big consumer trends to target in 2021

What are the big, overarching trends that have shaped 2020 – and which will continue to make their presence felt in 2021 and beyond?

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2020/12/21/Six-consumer-trends-for-beverage-brands-to-target-in-2021?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=07-Jan-2021

Homegrown Startup Smells Sweet Success…Without The Sugar

Prosecco Zero, a new line of low-sugar rosé and brut wines,

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/homegrown-startup-smells-sweet-successwithout-the-sugar-301202142.html

Customize Your Cocktails With DIY Ginger Beer

Not all ginger beer is made equally.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/elizabethkarmel/2021/01/07/customize-your-cocktails-with-diy-ginger-beer/?sh=1ba13b9f5cef

 

MOËT SUFFERS SHEEP THEFT IN CHAMPAGNE

The sheep were used by Moët to keep down grass and weeds in place of herbicides or mechanical mowers and ploughs in the vineyard,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/baaad-start-to-year-for-moet-with-sheep-theft-in-champagne/

 

 

The Ultimate Guide to Aging Cocktails at Home

Aged cocktails serve added levels of depth and nuance, and allow all of the components of a mixed drink to harmonize as one wonderful entity.

https://vinepair.com/articles/aging-cocktails-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=176d98bff0-JAN_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-176d98bff0-38937345&mc_cid=176d98bff0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How To Start Your Own Wine Shop

A passion for wine doesn’t necessarily translate into a successful career selling it.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/01/07/how-to-start-own-wine-shop/

5 Genius, Waste-Free Ways to Use Leftover Wine

You won’t have to stress about wasting even one drop. From cooking to tie-dying, there are many ways to make the most your favorite Côtes du Rhône or Pinot Gris.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/leftover-wine-recipes

 

How is Wine Made? The Step-by-Step Behind your Favorite Bottles

The process of winemaking is simple.

https://growensemble.com/how-is-wine-made/

 

Wine and Your Microbiome

The gut microbiome (GM) plays a large role in the digestion and absorption of food and also educates our immune system

https://www.thenaturalwineschool.com/members/posts/27492-wine-and-your-microbiome

 

5 Major Wine Trends You’ll See in 2021

Raise a glass, it’s 2021 and we’re all in the mood for new beginnings and fresh takes on old favorites—and that includes our wine, too.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-major-wine-trends-youll-see-in-2021/

 

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 01-11-21

January 11, 2021

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

01-11-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

8 Alternatives to Vodka in Your Bloody Mary

The Science of Making Alcohol-Free Beer

The surprising link between wine corks and climate change

7 Fantastic Chocolate And Wine Pairings To Try At Home

The trick is finding the right combination.

https://www.travelawaits.com/2559954/fantastic-chocolate-and-wine-pairings/

Doctor Explains Why People Feel Grim After Just One Glass Of Wine

A doctor has explained why some people can feel absolutely dreadful after just one glass of wine, while others can sip their way through several glasses with no bother – and it’s absolutely nothing to do with being a lightweight.

https://www.ladbible.com/news/interesting-doctor-explains-why-people-feel-grim-after-just-one-glass-of-wine-20201227

Whiskey Makers Explore the Weird World of Alt Oak Species

In recent years, a number of distillers have started using unusual, often local, species of oak to age their whiskeys, in a quest to give their spirits a more specific sense of place.

https://vinepair.com/articles/whiskey-makers-alt-oak-species/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=07e0f3b24e-DEC_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-07e0f3b24e-38937345&mc_cid=07e0f3b24e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why What’s in Your Tequila Matters

The specific place where the blue agave for tequila is grown has a huge impact on the final product.

https://vinepair.com/articles/why-whats-in-your-tequila-matters/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=07e0f3b24e-DEC_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-07e0f3b24e-38937345&mc_cid=07e0f3b24e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Not all alcohol gets better with age

Most distilled spirits, such as whiskey, rum, brandy, gin, vodka and tequila, have a nearly indefinite shelf life if they are unopened.

https://qctimes.com/not-all-alcohol-gets-better-with-age/article_bd043921-5f59-5f7a-a6a2-fb7ef03ddbe6.html

Eight ways to use red wine for facial skin care

When used correctly, it has other benefits your skin will thank you for. Here are some of the ways you can use red wine for facial skin care routines.

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/evewoman/article/2001398505/eight-ways-to-use-red-wine-for-facial-skin-care

Product Shortages Worsen. What’s Causing Them?

The shortages began at the start of the pandemic last spring, improved somewhat over the summer, but have accelerated this fall, and now increasingly impact major Champagne brands as well.

https://www.beveragemedia.com/2020/12/28/product-shortages-worsen-whats-causing/

How the Future of Age Verification Tech will Impact Retailers

Age verification has long been an essential practice for alcohol beverage retailers, but it has become more complicated with the rise of alcohol delivery across the U.S.

https://bevalcinsights.com/how-the-future-of-age-verification-tech-will-impact-retailers/

 

The 25 Most Important IPAs Right Now, Ranked

These are the 25 Most Important IPAs right now, ranked by the VinePair staff.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-important-ipas-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d94e35bab-DEC_29_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d94e35bab-38937345&mc_cid=3d94e35bab&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Top 10 Beers in 2020 According to Untappd

At the very least, 2020 warranted one final list of 10 great beers.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/top-10-beers-untappd-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d94e35bab-DEC_29_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d94e35bab-38937345&mc_cid=3d94e35bab&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Do So Many American Whiskey Brands Have ‘Old’ in Their Names?

The answer here isn’t clear, but it could be based on how bourbon supposedly got its name in the first place.

https://vinepair.com/articles/whiskey-brands-old-in-their-names/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d94e35bab-DEC_29_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d94e35bab-38937345&mc_cid=3d94e35bab&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 30 Best Whiskeys of 2020

While there are plenty of Bourbons to choose from, don’t worry, we also have 2020’s best ryes and Scotches featured on this list as well.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/12/28/best-whiskeys-2020/

 

Sparkling Wine Taxes in Europe

If you have ever wondered about the tax consequences of opening that bottle of sparkling wine—yes, there is a tax angle to everything—today’s map will provide you with some insights.

https://taxfoundation.org/new-years-eve-taxes-sparkling-wine-taxes-in-europe/

 

The Ten Words That Defined Wine in 2020

In no particular order…The top 10 words that defined wine in 2020 were:

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/12/the-ten-words-that-defined-wine-in-2020/

 

TTB Approves New Sizes

TTB’s regulations that govern wine and distilled spirits containers by adding seven new standards of fill for wine and distilled spirits.

https://www.ttb.gov/images/newsletters/archives/2020/ttb-newsletter12282020.html

 

 

The Wines To Know From Lazio

The region has been abuzz with the investments and passions of a few individuals to improve production quality.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/the-wines-to-know-from-lazio/

 

A Timeline of Irish Whiskey

Make no mistake about it, Irish whiskey is now back and bigger than ever.

https://vinepair.com/articles/a-timeline-of-irish-whiskey-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9c9ffe56bc-DEC_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9c9ffe56bc-38937345&mc_cid=9c9ffe56bc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

An Introduction to Loire Valley Grape Varieties

Home to 61 appellations, four major regions, and 70,000-plus hectares of rolling vineyards as far as the eye can see, it goes without saying that the region holds something for every palate — though knowing the region’s grapes is key to understanding what’s behind a label.

https://vinepair.com/articles/an-introduction-to-loire-valley-grape-varieties/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9c9ffe56bc-DEC_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9c9ffe56bc-38937345&mc_cid=9c9ffe56bc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Most read wine news stories of 2020

In a year when headlines have, understandably, been dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic, we look back at some of the other Decanter.com stories of 2020.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/most-read-wine-news-2020-450672/

 

Biodynamic Wine Aligns You With the Energy of the Cosmos…Or So Its Makers Say

The label “biodynamic” is often attached to this intensive practice of winemaking, but it’s a type of farming in general—part practice, part philosophy.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a34980493/biodynamic-wine-green-practices/

 

The Strangest Food Crimes of 2020

Here is a year’s worth of true food crime stories you may have missed.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/food-crimes-2020

 

Oregon Finally Has a White Wine to Call Its Own

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is synonymous with pinot noir, but a signature white wine has always remained elusive for the region.

https://www.departures.com/lifestyle/wine-spirits/willamette-valley-oregon-vineyards-chardonnay-wine

 

Five Ways to Drink Single Malt Whiskey

With its depth of flavor and unique character, single malt offers a stunning new take on classic whiskey cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/five-ways-to-drink-single-malt-whiskey-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e61e899b72-DEC_31_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e61e899b72-38937345&mc_cid=e61e899b72&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Lugana DOC: Italy’s Sleeper Hit White Wines

The region’s signature white grape, Turbiana, is what makes the wines so unique.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/lugana-white-wine-guide-doc/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e61e899b72-DEC_31_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e61e899b72-38937345&mc_cid=e61e899b72&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Science of Making Alcohol-Free Beer

Nonalcoholic beer dates back to Prohibition, but it’s having a resurgence, fueled by changing consumer habits and brewers’ successful tinkering with the complex processes required to make it.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/food-drink/a34887982/non-alcoholic-beer/

8 Alternatives to Vodka in Your Bloody Mary

While some of these garnishes go too far, the beauty of the Bloody Mary is that it allows you to be as adventurous or inventive as you like

https://vinepair.com/articles/bloody-mary-vodka-alternatives/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=795ea0e02d-JAN_1_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-795ea0e02d-38937345&mc_cid=795ea0e02d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The surprising link between wine corks and climate change

In recent years, plastic stoppers and screw tops have come on the market as alternatives to natural cork, but cork can be better for the climate.

https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/12/the-surprising-link-between-wine-corks-and-climate-change/

 

 

The Truth About Natural Wine and Hangovers

The term natural wine means different things to different people, but the throughlines are organic farming and minimal manipulation in the winery—meaning as few additives, fining agents, and stabilizers as possible chucked into the fermentation vat.

https://www.saveur.com/story/drink/truth-about-natural-wine-and-hangovers/

 

Real progress on ingredient listing for wine

It has long seemed strange that, while labels tell us every little detail of what goes into processed food, we are told nothing about what goes into wine.

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/real-progress-ingredient-listing-wine

In Search of Sustainable Wine

Wine lovers celebrate the diversity of the wine, but they may also have to embrace sustainability.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/01/in-search-of-sustainable-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 01-04-21

January 4, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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01-04-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

15 Of the Best Hot Cocktail Recipes to Make This Winter

The Many Styles of Tawny Port Wine

These Are The 30 Most Popular Wine Brands in America

ILLEGAL WINERY FOUND IN WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT

As reported by News 19, officers from DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office discovered the winery after an anonymous tip-off last week.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/12/illegal-winery-found-in-waste-water-treatment-plant/

 

PICKLED HERRING WHISKY AND OTHER CURIOSITIES

We’ve rounded up a selection of unusual spirits that reflect 2020’s unpredictable nature, from pickled herring whisky to banana peel rum.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/12/pickled-herring-whisky-and-other-curiosities/

 

These Are The 30 Most Popular Wine Brands in America

This information was based on each brand’s market share by volume,

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/30-most-popular-wine-brands-in-america/

 

Tequila and mezcal brands to watch in 2021

Despite the challenges of Covid‐19, the Tequila category has been one of the shining stars of the drinks sector, particularly in the US, where off‐trade sales have grown immensely.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/12/tequila-and-mezcal-brands-to-watch-in-2021/

 

The Story of Taylor California Cellars, Coca-Cola’s Forgotten Foray Into the Wine Industry

With the rising tides of corporate takeovers in the 1970s, Coca-Coca looked to expand beyond soft drinks.

https://vinepair.com/articles/taylor-california-cellars-coca-cola/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=960a7854c9-DEC_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-960a7854c9-38937345&mc_cid=960a7854c9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Labeling Survey Finds Consumers More Interested in Ingredients Than Nutrition

In total, 69% of survey respondents answered that they would be interested in ingredient information on the label and 54% expressed interest in nutritional information, suggesting a connection between ‘wellness’ and wine consumption.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/12/21/labeling-survey-finds-consumers-interested-ingredients

 

SIX OF THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE WHISKIES

While it will be some years before that prediction is proven true, 2020 has certainly been tumultuous, which could well see it remembered as a “significant time for the history of the whisky industry”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/12/six-of-the-worlds-most-expensive-whiskies/

How to Keep an Opened Bottle of Wine Fresh for as Long as Possible

While the term “leftover wine” may sound like an oxymoron, there are occasions when we can’t finish a bottle.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/beverages/leftover-wine-guide

How to Plan the Perfect Vacation without Leaving Home

As overseas jaunts remain uncertain, many seek ways to escape their living room without buying a plane ticket.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/12/21/wine-travel-vacation-home/

The Many Styles of Tawny Port Wine

People love Tawny for it’s mahogany hue and flavors of caramel, chocolate, dried fruit, and nuts.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/styles-tawny-port-wine/

‘Better For You’ means more than just ‘Low Sugar’

There has been a lot of talk about “Better for You” in wine. Frankly maybe a little too much talk.

https://sustainablesomm.org/better-for-you/

 

15 Of the Best Hot Cocktail Recipes to Make This Winter

This list will keep you busy until it’s time to switch back to frozen cocktails.

https://vinepair.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=640ffece003f483b35ab45207&id=219803e1b4&e=d42ed911dc

 

Scientists Explore the Unexpected Potential Benefit of Excess Tannins

Tannins are an essential part of the mouthfeel and ageability of some wines. But scientists believe they could also be used to create plastics that could keep food fresh longer.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/12/22/tannins-waste-wine-science/

 

Manischewitz Doesn’t Have to Be Good

How did Manischewitz become perhaps America’s most iconically Jewish brand?

https://slate.com/business/2020/12/manischewitz-wine-taste-judaism-black-americans.html

 

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY THE “BODY” OF A WINE

Of course “body” refers to the wine’s mouthfeel and thus is an evaluation of tactile sensations in the mouth.  But what, specifically, are the elements of body.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/12/23/what-do-we-mean-by-the-body-of-a-wine/

 

Do you love wine? Does it love you?

A glass of wine is viewed by many to be the perfect accompaniment to a special meal. However, many people have experienced unwelcome symptoms from the histamines found in many wines.

https://www.villagenews.com/story/2020/12/24/lifestyles/do-you-love-wine-does-it-love-you/64594.html

 

6 Drinks Trends to Leave Behind in 2021

While the pandemic has forced drinks pros to think on their feet, leading to new and exciting trends that will surely expand in 2021, others feel so “last year.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-drinks-trends-leave-behind-in-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5e5b8a7def-DEC_25_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5e5b8a7def-38937345&mc_cid=5e5b8a7def&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

10 Recipes to Make the Most of Your Wine, Beer and Spirits

The flavors and aromas in wine, beer and spirits can be used in a variety of culinary creations

https://www.winemag.com/folio/boozy-food-recipes-wine-cooking/

 

It’s Official: Poached Pears in Red Wine Are the Best Winter Dessert

You start with red wine—filled with antioxidants and good flavor—and infuse it with warming spices, then poach your pears in the spiced wine mixture.

https://www.wellandgood.com/poached-pears-red-wine/

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Liquor Industry News 12-28-20

December 28, 2020

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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12-28-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Prosecco vs. Champagne: The Differences

Does Craft Beer Snobbery Start and End with Lagers?

10 Hot Toddy Recipes That Don’t Use Whiskey

FRENCH POLICE SWOOP NETS STOLEN GRANDS CRUS WORTH MILLIONS

Police recovered cases of some of France’s most prestigious wines, including Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Cheval Blanc, Petrus and Yquem among others, after what has been a year-long inquiry.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/12/french-police-swoop-nets-stolen-grands-crus-worth-millions/

 

25-YEAR STUDY LINKS DAILY GLASS OF WINE TO LOWER DIABETES RISK

A glass of wine earned participants one point, while higher consumption was considered disadvantageous. “Moderate alcohol consumption, between 5 to 15 grams per day, along with a healthy diet, might be beneficial for future cardiometabolic health

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/12/25-year-study-links-daily-glass-of-wine-to-lower-diabetes-risk/

 

Making Sure of Your Wine Insurance

If you think your home insurance policy covers your wine collection, you better take a closer look.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/12/making-sure-of-your-wine-insurance

This Is How Long an Open Bottle of Wine Lasts, and How to Make It Last Longer

There are a few things you can do to preserve the shelf life of your wine

https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2020/12/store-preserve-wine-maximum-flavour/

You don’t have to quit drinking after getting COVID vaccine

The vaccine’s developer, who said moderate drinking, would not impair the body’s ability to develop immunity

https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/local/2020/12/11/ok-drink-alcohol-after-covid-vaccine/3896100001/

Self-Driving Farm Tractor Rolls Into Service at California Vineyard

The developer says the company’s medium size tractor is one of only two in the world.

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/12/10/tractor-autonomous-northern-california-electric-self-driving-winery-farm/

As the Wine Industry Grapples with Change, Its Educational Institutions Evolve

As the Court of Master Sommeliers-Americas (CMS-A) reels from scandals, some members of the wine world question the significance and longevity of wine education institutions. But not all certification programs are created equal.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/12/14/court-sommeliers-scandals/

 

Wine Spectators Top 100 2020

Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select our Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement.

https://top100.winespectator.com/lists/?utm_campaign=Top100_12142020_1&utm_source=Top100_Eml1_121420&utm_medium=email&utm_content=91848befbbb49a6a959f1361e3e000aa

 

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https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/products/catalog/sparkling-922?utm_source=web&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Sparkling

 

12 Things You Should Know About Schramsberg Vineyards

With four different vineyards and over 30 varieties of wine, Schramsberg is a force in the Napa Valley wine world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/schramsberg-wine-guide/?mc_cid=1635ceb86c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

10 Hot Toddy Recipes That Don’t Use Whiskey

The traditional hot toddy, a steamy mixed drink made with whiskey, hot water, and honey and clove,

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-hot-toddy-recipes-without-whiskey/?mc_cid=5146bc57a9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Countries That Drank the Most French Wine in 2019

Countries that imported the most French wine in 2019.

https://vinepair.com/articles/countries-drink-most-french-wine-2019/?mc_cid=5146bc57a9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Five great wine games

Try out one of these great games for wine lovers…

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/the-editors-blog/five-great-wine-games-for-christmas-450198/

 

Does Craft Beer Snobbery Start and End with Lagers?

Instead of transforming from one species to another, the beer snob evolves from drinking lager, to IPA, “big stouts,” sours, and then, finally, back to lager.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/12/15/beer-snob-palate-lager/

 

Slow Cooker Red Wine Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Red Wine Pot Roast is simple, rustic food at its finest.

https://sweetandsavorymeals.com/slow-cooker-red-wine-pot-roast/

 

BEEF TENDERLOIN WITH RED WINE-ROSEMARY BUTTER

It always feels very celebratory, and the best part is that it’s actually so easy to make.

https://giadzy.com/recipes/beef-tenderloin-with-red-wine-rosemary-butter/

 

SEKT: THE CHEQUERED HISTORY

Nobody drinks as much fizz as the Germans. Clearly, the affordability and availability of mass-produced, high-volume, tank-fermented Sekt drive this market.

https://trinkmag.com/articles/sekt-the-chequered-history

 

Prosecco vs. Champagne: The Differences

From origins and grapes, to production methods and prices, Champagne and Prosecco have their own stories to tell.

https://vinepair.com/articles/prosecco-vs-champagne/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7e3b3e5943-DROP_DEC17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7e3b3e5943-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7e3b3e5943-38937345&mc_cid=7e3b3e5943&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Non Alcoholic Wine

Cava producer Freixenet has added alcohol-removed white and rosé sparklers to its portfolio. Capitalizing on the trend toward low- and no-alcohol beverages, the new sparkling wines are produced in Spain’s Penedès DO and contain less than 0.05% alcohol. Both wines are rolling out nationwide from Freixenet Mionetto USA, retail priced at $12 a 750-ml. Freixenet Mionetto USA is the U.S. subsidiary of European sparkling wine giant Henkell Freixenet.

 

Wine in the U.S. in 2020 — The Top Takeaways

The most important takeaways for wine in the U.S. in 2020 that can guide us in looking forward.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/12/wine-in-the-u-s-in-2020-the-top-takeaways/

 

Quarterback-Turned-Winery Owner Drew Bledsoe’s Favorite Things

Celebrity wine and spirit brands are now so ubiquitous they seem to be almost a rite of passage. For some, though, the stereotype of a vanity project doesn’t quite fit.

https://www.barrons.com/articles/worldwise-quarterback-turned-winery-owner-drew-bledsoes-favorite-things-01608136539

 

10 Drinks Trends for 2021, According to Bar Pros

Here are 10 trends to keep an eye on in 2021.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/12/17/drink-trends-bars-2021/

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Liquor Industry News 12-21-20

December 21, 2020

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

12-21-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What’s On Your Holiday Table?

American whiskey brands to watch in 2021

White Mulled Wine Cocktail Recipe

White Claw Announces New Flavors and Variety Packs

A slew of new products for White Claw fans, including the long-awaited release of White Claw Surge. The higher ABV (8 percent) version of the classic seltzer will finally hit shelves in April in Blood Orange and Cranberry flavors.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/white-claw-new-flavors-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c96cc792b4-DEC_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c96cc792b4-38937345&mc_cid=c96cc792b4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Prosecco

E.&J. Gallo-owned La Marca Prosecco is launching a rosé expression this month. Rolling out to select markets at a suggested retail price of $17 a 750-ml., the new entry is a 2019 vintage-dated blend of 89% Glera and 11% Pinot Noir, produced via the Charmat method. It spends a minimum of 60 days undergoing secondary fermentation. A 2020 vintage of La Marca Prosecco Rosé will follow next spring. La Marca is projected to become the largest sparkling wine brand by volume in the U.S. by year-end, according to Impact Databank. Gallo marketing director Joyce Chen told SND, “We know there are a lot of still rosé consumers who are looking to add to their wine repertoire, and as America’s favorite Prosecco, La Marca is the perfect option to offer a sparkling perspective on Rosé that elevates consumer experiences.”

HOW THE INTERNET IS CHANGING THE WAY WE BUY WINE

The pandemic has accelerated a trend towards online shopping, transforming consumer habits and shaping new business models in a matter of weeks.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/12/how-the-internet-is-changing-the-way-we-buy-wine/

New Drinking Guidelines For Men Ignore Science

Every five years, an independent committee of experts reviews the current body of research and submits an advisory report to help the federal government determine the latest “Dietary Guidelines for Americans.”

https://www.ibtimes.com/new-drinking-guidelines-men-ignore-science-3095696

Improving E-mail Ethics in the Wine Industry

Let’s talk about how the wine industry routinely breaks the law when it comes to e-mail, and how it’s time to clean up that act.

https://www.vinography.com/2020/12/improving-e-mail-ethics-in-the-wine-industry

Booze has a long history on the space station – even though NASA has banned drinking in space for almost 50 years

Known as the WISE mission, these experiments will cover all aspects of the wine production process.

https://www.businessinsider.com/drinking-space-fairly-common-though-nasa-banned-it-2020-12

The current state of Italian wine in the world

Yes, you cannot go to your favorite trattoria in Rome and drink that amazing bottle of wine with your pasta alla Amatriciana. For now. Not forever.

https://acevola.blogspot.com/2020/12/the-current-state-of-italian-wine-in.html

MW PROVES ‘HALO EFFECT’ BETWEEN WINE AND SPIRITS EDUCATION

Lowe’s MW research paper investigated the value of wine education on spirits appreciation, and ultimately found that despite a student not being taught anything about spirits, even a small amount of formal wine education improved their ability to taste spirits.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/12/mw-proves-halo-effect-between-wine-and-spirits-education/

Do Impeller Pumps “Beat Up” Wine?

How exactly do you beat up wine, and what are the perceptible effects of beating it up, if any?

https://www.wineindustrynetwork.com/c/tcw-equipment?fid=M2gduJR9nFw1LEJy#feed_post_M2gduJR9nFw1LEJy

NEW WHISKY-BARREL AGED KITKAT TO BE RELEASED IN JAPAN

The chocolate bar is made using Ghanaian cacao nibs aged in barrels that have been used to aged Scotch whisky on the island of Islay.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/12/new-whisky-barrel-aged-kitkat-to-be-released-in-japan/

Who Was Pappy Van Winkle and Why Does His Whiskey Cost So Much?

With a small production run and a lengthy 15- to 23-year aging process that creates a limited-supply/high-demand situation

https://files.constantcontact.com/cb479599001/43cc7fa2-a810-47ee-9d89-d54fb84d9362.pdf

 

Gift Cards Spark New York Wine Spat

The New York State Liquor Authority is on the march again, taking aim at one of the largest liquor chains in the US – Total Wine & More.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/12/gift-cards-spark-new-york-wine-spat

John Elway Wine

Former NFL star John Elway has launched a new line under his California-based 7Cellars wine brand. The Farm Collection consists of three wines: a Paso Robles-sourced Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay from the Arroyo Seco AVA, and Santa Lucia-based Pinot Noir. Each wine is retail priced at $30 a 750-ml. The Farm Collection joins the Elway Reserve range in the 7Cellars lineup, all of which are made by winemaker Robert Mondavi Jr.

 

What Is Clean Wine? The Truth On This Buzzy Beverage Trend

The answer (much like some clean wines) is actually a bit cloudier than you might expect.

https://www.thezoereport.com/p/what-is-clean-wine-the-truth-on-this-buzzy-beverage-trend-47819997

 

Wineries Strive for Carbon Neutrality. Is It Enough?

Carbon neutrality has become the environmental badge for wineries wanting to combat climate change. But is it enough?

https://www.winemag.com/2020/12/07/carbon-neutral-wine-enough/

 

The Problem with Wine Terminology in the Virtual World

As we find ourselves entering another season in this brave new world of virtual tasting, sidling up to our computer screens instead of a barstool for a cocktail, it’s time to revisit our vocabulary and reconsider the words we use when we interact with our customers.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-problem-with-wine-terminology-in-the-virtual-world/

 

 

Gordon Ramsay Announces New Line of Hard Seltzers: Hell’s Seltzers

Unlike other brands, each of the flavors in Hell’s Seltzers is made up of at least three key tasting notes and inspired by popular menu items from Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurants.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/gordon-ramsay-new-hard-seltzer-brand/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d49a7ffa5b-DEC_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d49a7ffa5b-38937345&mc_cid=d49a7ffa5b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

PINOT GRIGIO SALES RISE NEARLY 20% IN THE US

The growth of Pinot Grigio, which rose 19% in the US, increasing in sales both through large scale distribution and on e-commerce platforms, contrasted to other white varieties such as Chardonnay, Moscato and Riesling, which recorded a slight drop.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/12/pinot-grigio-sales-rise-nearly-20-in-the-us/

MUMM TRIALS NEW SENSORY TASTING EXPERIENCE

Two new glasses that would influence the taster’s perception of the Champagne they held.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/12/mumm-trials-new-sensory-tasting-experience/

What do you do with an open bottle of ice wine?

The opening of a bottle of ice wine is cause for celebration.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-what-do-you-do-with-an-open-bottle-of-ice-wine/

 

Beyond Sustainable Wine:
Tablas Creek’s Regenerative Agriculture Sets a Higher Standard

https://growensemble.com/sustainable-wine/

 

10 common mistakes when buying wine as a gift

Choosing a bottle is not always as easy as it seems.

https://www.wsetglobal.com/knowledge-centre/blog/2020/december/08/10-common-mistakes-when-buying-wine-as-a-gift

 

Screw Caps Or Corks?

Do wine enclosures really matter?

https://winelala.com/articles/screw-caps-or-corks

 

Another New Rosé Prosseco

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits has added a new Rosé Prosecco to its Josh Cellars family of wines. The release is rolling out now in New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Connecticut, with a national launch following in March 2021. The release of the 11.5% abv wine comes hot on the heels of Rosé Prosecco becoming an officially sanctioned category within Italian sparkling wine and will be supported by Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram ads.

 

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON GLOBAL WINE TOURISM

The main objective of the survey was to evaluate the impact of the covid-19 worldwide pandemic on the supply side of wine tourism (impact on wineries).

https://www.winetourism.com/impact-covid-19-wine-tourism/

 

Scotch whisky brands to watch in 2021

US tariffs, Brexit uncertainty and Covid‐19 have pummeled the Scotch whisky industry this year. After a record export year in 2019, there is no sugar‐coating the grave impact this year’s geopolitical storm has had on the sector.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/12/scotch-whisky-brands-to-watch-in-2021/

Europe’s globally important wine industry threatened by pesticide, biotech phobias

To understand these impacts in greater detail, let’s survey one of Europe’s most important agricultural industries: wine grapes

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/12/10/viewpoint-europes-pesticide-biotech-phobia-threaten-its-globally-important-wine-industry/

All the Ways to Say ‘Sparkling Wine’ Around the World

Whether the name is rooted in an ancient language or playing on a new trend, you’ll need to know how to say it properly before you can say glou-glou.

https://vinepair.com/articles/international-sparkling-wine-pronunciation/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fdf0c4992a-DEC_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fdf0c4992a-38937345&mc_cid=fdf0c4992a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Cake-cutting ‘hack’ using wine glass goes viral: ‘This is a game changer’

The “hack,” as it’s being touted online, involves using the rim of a wine glass to both cut into the cake and then scoop out a tiny slice

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/cake-cutting-hack-wine-glass-viral

What’s American-blood wine, and why was it banned by the French government?

He soon discovered that the type of wine Jules and Paul had been making for decades was illegal, and had been since the 1930s, when the French government and European Union outlawed the use of hybrid grapes, like the Franco-American ones grown on the brothers’ vineyard.

https://www.americastestkitchen.com/articles/2872-american-blood-wine-is-banned-by-the-french-government-meet-the-man-who-s-fighting-to-have-the-law-changed?preview=true

RUSSIAN RIVER ROULETTE
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This elegant 3-bottle gift set includes 1 bottle each of DeLoach Russian River Valley Series: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Zinfandel.

BUY HERE
https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/basicproduct/russian-river-roulette-1&utm_source=web&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gifting

A DOG’S LIFE

Franklin Wine Club

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This elegant 2-bottle gift set includes 1 bottle each of Frenchie North Coast Blends: “Celebration” White Blend & “Collage” Red Blend. A $5 donation to support Guide Dogs for the Blind will be made for every gift set purchased

BUY HERE

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/basicproduct/dogs-life&utm_source=web&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gifting

OAKVILLE GROCERY PANTRY

ONLINE ONLY
This elegant gift set includes Oakville Grocery Wildflower Honey, Peach & Ginger Preserves, Balsamic Vinegar, Tuscan Olive Oil, Tomato Marinara & Black Truffle Mustard in a gift box.

BUY HERE

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/basicproduct/oakville-grocery-pantry&utm_source=web&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gifting

GREEN VALLEY MAGIC

Franklin Wine Club

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This elegant 2-bottle gift set includes 1 bottle each of  DeLoach Green Valley Series: “Le Royal” Sparkling Blanc de Noir & “Heintz Vineyard” Chardonnay

Buy Here

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/basicproduct/green-valley-magic-0&utm_source=web&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gifting

THE GREAT WHITES

Franklin Wine Club

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This elegant 3-bottle gift set includes 1 bottle each of  JCB Chardonnays: No 76 Napa Valley, JCB No 49 Russian River Valley & JCB No 81 Sonoma Coast.

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https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/basicproduct/great-whites&utm_source=web&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gifting

American whiskey brands to watch in 2021

From August 2019 to July 2020, exports of American whiskey to the EU – the US spirits industry’s biggest market – plummeted by 41% from US$757m to US$449m, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the US (Discus).

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/12/american-whiskey-brands-to-watch-in-2021/

The Anatomy of a Champagne Bottle

Learn how to read a Champagne label and more with this infographic.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/12/10/how-to-read-champagne-label/

10 Things You Should Know About Francis Ford Coppola Winery

These mass-market wines have gained a fan base almost as large as Coppola’s films.

https://vinepair.com/articles/francis-ford-coppola-wine-guide/

Why You Should Pay Attention to Côtes de Bordeaux

There’s a movement happening in the hillsides of Bordeaux.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/12/11/why-you-should-pay-attention-to-cotes-de-bordeaux/

White Mulled Wine Cocktail Recipe

Who said mulled wine was exclusive to just bottles of red?

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/white-mulled-wine-cocktail-recipe-231327196.html

What’s On Your Holiday Table?

Treat yourself this year by checking out this wine guide to make the most out of your food and wine pairings throughout this festive season.

https://www.dcanterwines.com/blogs/wine-life/holiday-food-and-wine-pairings/

Robert Parker Wine Advocate’s Top 100 Wine Discoveries

The selection discovers a number of wines produced from lesser-known grape varieties and/or in non-traditional growing regions.

https://guide.michelin.com/us/en/washington/washington-dc/article/features/robert-parker-wine-advocate-top-100-wine-discoveries-2020

GIFT SETS FOR EVERY OCCASION

Franklin Wine Club

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Its that time of year and here are some gift ideas!

All of our gift sets arrive in our luxurious packaging
for the ultimate unboxing experience.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/products/catalog/gift-sets-879

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 12-14-20

December 14, 2020

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

12-14-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Which Wine You Should Drink, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Top whisky subscription services

How to Master the Art and Etiquette of Giving Wine as a Gift

10 Things You Should Know About The Prisoner Wine Company

Following the sale of the brand to Constellation, what used to be The Prisoner — the aforementioned red blend — has become The Prisoner Wine Company, a winery brand that now offers its flagship label, plus 13 other varieties.

https://vinepair.com/articles/prisoner-wine-guide/

 

The Nine Best Sweet Vermouths for Your Manhattan

Made with red grapes, and infused with an array of spices. Beyond that, it’s a case of diving into the details.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/9-best-vermouth-manhattan/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2a20d1148e-NOV_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2a20d1148e-38937345&mc_cid=2a20d1148e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Is America Ready for a Brandy ‘Renaissance’?

Like much of American drinking culture, the nation’s brandy industry eventually suffered huge setbacks during Prohibition. After repeal in 1933, brandy failed to bounce back.

https://vinepair.com/articles/american-brandy-renaissance/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2a20d1148e-NOV_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2a20d1148e-38937345&mc_cid=2a20d1148e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Mystery Of Charles Shaw. Better Known As Two Buck Chuck.

Perhaps you’ve heard some of the tales. You might even think you know the truth…but it’s no simple story.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-mystery-of-charles-shaw-better-known-as-2-buck-chuck/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=site

 

A Guide to Sustainable Labeling

New Sustainability Brochure
for Wine, Spirits and Craft Beverages

https://www.wineindustrynetwork.com/c/upm-raflatac-inc?fid=82c61_JI0nw0tXKo#feed_post_82c61_JI0nw0tXKo

 

The European Age of Exploration Was the Unlikely Impetus for the Birth of the Champagne Bottle

Perhaps the most famous creation myth is attributed to Dom Pérignon, the 17th-century Benedictine monk,

https://vinepair.com/articles/champagne-europe-origin-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f021bf6fe7-DEC_1_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f021bf6fe7-38937345&mc_cid=f021bf6fe7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Bledsoe Wine

Bledsoe Wine Estates is acquiring an unplanted 40 acres in the Walla Walla Valley’s SeVein Vineyard for an undisclosed sum, bringing its holdings to a total of 194 acres, of which 60 are currently planted. The new estate vineyard property is situated at 1,200-1,400 feet of elevation. Bledsoe Wine Estates, founded by former NFL star Drew Bledsoe, owns the Doubleback, Bledsoe Family Winery, and Bledsoe-McDaniels wineries in the Walla Walla Valley.

 

Small wineries are not always better

There is an implicit assumption that smallholders are more ethical, more craft-oriented and better for the environment than their big counterparts.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/small-wineries-are-not-always-better

 

The Shortcomings of Technically Perfect Wine

Flaws in wine are nothing new, however, the discussion around them has certainly changed.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/11/the-shortcomings-of-technically-perfect-wine?rss=Y

 

DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON UNVEILS TEQUILA-SPIKED ICE CREAM

Called Dwanta’s Teremana Spiked Eggnog, the ice cream is produced by Salt & Straw, a company in which Johnson invested last year.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/12/dwayne-the-rock-johnson-unveils-tequila-spiked-ice-cream/

 

 

Five Hacks for Making Cocktails With Lambrusco

Lambrusco can create real magic in mixed drinks.

https://vinepair.com/articles/five-hacks-for-making-cocktails-with-lambrusco/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3be32ef8eb-DEC_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3be32ef8eb-38937345&mc_cid=3be32ef8eb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The States That Love Champagne the Most

Find out how much each U.S. region is ordering Champagne on VinePair’s color-coded map

https://vinepair.com/articles/states-champagne-most-popular-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3be32ef8eb-DEC_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3be32ef8eb-38937345&mc_cid=3be32ef8eb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How to Master the Art and Etiquette of Giving Wine as a Gift

The nuances of settling on great gift wines for the right candidates, including the etiquette involved.

https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/how-to-give-wine-gift-1234583128/

Storytelling Wine Labels set to Capture Millennials Market

Winerytale, a new-generation smartphone App, let’s consumers scan wine labels with their phones to discover the stories of the people behind the wine.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/storytelling-wine-labels-set-to-capture-millennials-market-301183808.html

Three Lessons Learned After 7 Months of Virtual Wine Events

The three biggest insights that have emerged about virtual wine events.

https://spitbucket.net/2020/12/01/three-lessons-learned-after-7-months-of-virtual-wine-events/

THE WINES OF ITALY PROGRAM

THE ITALIAN WINE SCHOLAR PREP COURSE

The Italian Wine Scholar Prep program is the perfect foundation for the world of Italian Wine. Designed by Wine Scholar Guild for wine enthusiasts and aspiring professionals, this three-session course provides an introduction to Italy, explores its key wine regions and delivers core information on 39 of the country’s need-to-know wines.

We are pleased to partner with Commonwealth Wine School to offer our loyal

customers a 10% Discount on all Wine Scholar Guild Classes.

Use Coupon Code: FRANKLINLIQUORS

https://www.commonwealthwineschool.com/shop/p/italian-wine-scholar-prep-jan-28-feb-25

5 WAYS TO EXPERIENCE WINE COUNTRY FROM HOME

Napa Valley can come to you. Here’s how to bring a little luxury to your life and experience wine country without ever leaving your home.

https://www.pasadenanow.com/weekendr/5-ways-to-experience-wine-country-from-home/

Tell the wine lover in your life to ‘zip it’ this holiday season

Their new zippered mask is easily the most 2020 holiday wine gift idea out there.

https://www.oregonlive.com/wine/2020/12/tell-the-wine-lover-in-your-life-to-zip-it-this-holiday-season.html

AN INVISIBLE REVOLUTION: THE NEW DRY WHITES OF BORDEAUX

A new revolution, of a kind, in Bordeaux and Bordeaux winemaking.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/12/an-invisible-revolution-the-new-dry-whites-of-bordeaux/

Top whisky subscription services

For those who would like to get more experimental with their choices, there are subscription services offering whisky samples from across the world and in a variety of styles.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/12/top-whisky-subscription-services/

Six of the Best Mimosa Recipe Upgrades

With the explosion of DIY at-home cocktails, combined with the affordability of sparkling wines like Prosecco and Cava, VinePair’s Bubbly Week is the perfect time to experiment with Mimosa-inspired cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-best-mimosa-recipes-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=44e2921aba-DEC_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-44e2921aba-38937345&mc_cid=44e2921aba&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Secret to Spain’s Signature Style of Wine? Centuries-Old Architecture

Windows and doors carefully align to take advantage of, or buffer against, the cool, humid Poniente wind from the west, as well as the hot and dry Levante wind from the east.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/12/02/spain-sherry-centuries-old-architecture/

 

Piedmont gets new DOCG area ‘Terre Alfieri’

Lying mostly in the province of Asti, the new Terre Alfieri DOCG in Piedmont is focused on two grape varieties, Arneis for white wines and Nebbiolo for reds.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/terre-alfieri-piedmont-new-docg-449610/

 

 

Which Wine You Should Drink, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Here, the type of wine to drink based on your zodiac sign.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/wine-drink-based-zodiac-sign-140300550.html

How to Make Beef Tartare at Home

This one is served raw and has raw eggs, so be sure to buy fresh, high-quality ingredients.

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/make-beef-tartare-home-recipe/

 

 

Beginners Guide: The Perfect Holiday Cheese Board + Wine Pairings

Here’s the secret: it’s all about the wine + cheese pairings.

https://www.mcbridesisters.com/blog/Beginners-Guide–The-Perfect-Holiday-Cheese-Board—Wine-Pairings

GIFT SETS FOR EVERY OCCASION

Franklin Wine Club

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Its that time of year and here are some gift ideas!

All of our gift sets arrive in our luxurious packaging
for the ultimate unboxing experience.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/products/catalog/gift-sets-879

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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

Sounds pretty good these days.

Shop Here

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Liquor Industry News 12-07-20

December 7, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

12-07-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Four in Ten Americans Admit to Drunk Online Holiday Shopping

Supreme Court Opens Another Case of Wine

When It’s OK to Add Ice to Your Wine, According to Experts

The Riesling crossword

Test your knowledge of this popular grape…

https://www.decanter.com/learn/crosswords/the-riesling-crossword-447882/

 

James Suckling: “I definitely think that online tastings can replace physical ones”

The key to managing a video tasting conference is to plan in advance and make sure everything is thought of just like a physical tasting.

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-92882-James-Suckling-I-definitely-think-that-online-tastings-can-replace-physical-ones.htm

 

Walmart wants to sell liquor in Texas. The U.S. Supreme Court said no.

Walmart Inc. argued that the 1995 state law banning liquor sales by publicly owned companies is discriminatory to out-of-state retailers,

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/walmart-texas-liquor-laws-supreme-court-15748361.php

 

The Wonderfully Weird History of Kalimotxo — and Why Bartenders Love It

Kalimotxo (pronounced and sometimes styled calimocho), is a two-ingredient “cocktail” consisting of a one-to-one ratio of red wine and Coke over ice.

https://vinepair.com/articles/kalimotxo-cocktail-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a7050fcca5-NOV_24_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a7050fcca5-38937345&mc_cid=a7050fcca5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Time to Ruchè

A comeback for one of Piedmont’s oddest grapes

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/time-to-ruche-a-comeback-for-one-of-piedmonts-oddest-wine-grapes

 

Did Jesus Drink Wine, and Should We?

The Bible has much to say regarding alcohol and wine.

https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/topical-studies/did-jesus-drink-wine-and-should-we.html

Prank-O Releases New Prank Wine Labels for the Holiday Season and New Year’s Celebrations

Prank-O helps you deliver even more laughs this holiday season during a time when everybody could use a few extra laughs.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/11/23/prank-o-new-prank-wine-labels

 

All The Secrets To Wine Shopping Like A Certifiable “Wine Person”

But, know this: In reality, the staff at your local wine shop (probably) doesn’t think you’re a sham. They love wine — a lot — and they want to talk to you about it, whether or not you identify as a self-proclaimed grape scholar. So do yourself a favor and allow them to guide you.

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/wine-buying-tips-advice

 

Supreme Court Opens Another Case of Wine

Whether a state can allow its own retail stores to ship to its residents, but forbid stores in other states from doing so.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/11/supreme-court-opens-another-case-of-wine

 

HOW MUCH TO SPEND ON A BOTTLE OF WINE

77.9% of respondents said they usually spend $10-20.

https://blog.brightcellars.com/how-much-money-do-you-usually-spend-on-a-bottle-of-wine/

 

When It’s OK to Add Ice to Your Wine, According to Experts

We have to ask: Is it really such a sin? Or is this outdated, misinterpreted advice from some wine-snob rule book that needs to be tossed out?

https://vinepair.com/articles/ice-in-wine-guide-experts/

STUDY SHOWS CLINGFILM CAN REMOVE CORK TAINT

Unfortunately, the type of plastic used has to be very specific,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/11/study-shows-clingfilm-can-remove-cork-taint/

Four in Ten Americans Admit to Drunk Online Holiday Shopping

41 percent admitted to having shopped online under the influence in the past.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/drunk-online-holiday-shopping/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8f43897815-NOV_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8f43897815-38937345&mc_cid=8f43897815&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine industry falling behind other sectors on creating a global sustainable standard

At a global level, we need some degree of consistency

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/28124/Wine_industry_falling_behind_other_sectors_on_creating_a_global_sustainable_standard.html

 

GIFT SETS FOR EVERY OCCASION

Franklin Wine Club

ONLINE ONLY

Its that time of year and here are some gift ideas!

All of our gift sets arrive in our luxurious packaging
for the ultimate unboxing experience.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/products/catalog/gift-sets-879

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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

Sounds pretty good these days.

Shop Here

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Liquor Industry News 11-30-20

November 30, 2020

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

11-30-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

10 Things You Should Know About Yellow Tail

The 10 Best Whiskies to Start Your Collection

What It Means to Be Allergic to Alcohol, And What You Can Do About It

‘ENGLISH NOUVEAU’ WINES GET THE GO-AHEAD

But while in Beaujolais winemakers make their nouveau with Gamay, Sixteen Ridges has opted for Pinot Noir Précoce, a mutation that ripens two to three weeks earlier than standard Pinot Noir.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/11/english-nouveau-wines-get-the-go-ahead/

 

Six American Wines to Pair With Classic American Food

American wines I would sip with American dishes

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/6-wines-classic-american-food-pairings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=042f90f13e-NOV_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-042f90f13e-38937345&mc_cid=042f90f13e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

11 Things You Should Know About Korbel California Champagne

Bursting with excitement to learn more about the bubbly brand?

https://vinepair.com/articles/korbel-california-champagne-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=042f90f13e-NOV_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-042f90f13e-38937345&mc_cid=042f90f13e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How To Master The Skill Of Pouring Wine

We all know how to pour a glass of wine, right? Wrong.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4101641.html

 

New Box Wine

Chilean winery Frontera, part of the Concha y Toro portfolio, is launching a 3-liter boxed format including Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a red blend next month. To promote the launch, Frontera hosted a virtual acoustic concert with Grammy nominee Raquel Sofía on Facebook Live, and showcased Sofía’s music in conjunction with Frontera wines. Earlier this year, Frontera collaborated with music streaming service Spotify on genre-specific playlists that pair with four different styles of Frontera wine. Frontera, which has U.S. volume of approximately 1.7 million cases, according to Impact Databank, saw U.S. sales climb 9% in the three months through September, Concha y Toro recently reported.

 

New President Won’t End Wine Tariffs

If anything, it’s possible that the US will put tariffs on even more European wines while the Trump administration is still in charge.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/11/new-president-wont-end-wine-tariffs

 

THE WINE PRICE DILEMMA

Despite the occasional bargain wine that provides good value, we should not expect cheap wine going forward if we care about the environment and economic justice.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/11/16/the-wine-price-dilemma/

 

Vine rootstocks: Getting to the root of the matter

Wine writings are full of discussions about different grapevine varieties, often with mentions of the soils they are growing in. But usually ignored is the thing that links the two together – the vine rootstock.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/vine-rootstocks-getting-to-the-root-of-the-matter-445696/

 

Why Virginia Wines Are Trending

Known as the birthplace of wine in America, the state has a significant place in American wine history.

https://vinepair.com/articles/virginia-wine-trending/

 

BAG-IN-BOX CAN EASE WHEELIE BIN WALK OF SHAME

Lockdown has created a recycling shame badge and bag-in-box is a discreet way of dealing with it,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/11/bag-in-box-can-ease-wheelie-bin-walk-of-shame/

 

What Are ‘Bin Numbers’ on Wines?

A long time ago, before bottles had labels, a bin number literally represented the bin that a certain wine could be found stored in a cellar before it was sold.

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-are-bin-numbers-on-wines/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4be63a6bae-NOV_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4be63a6bae-38937345&mc_cid=4be63a6bae&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What Does ‘Baking Spice’ Mean in Wine?

Curiously, baking spice has become a common descriptor for red wines and some whites. What do wine professionals mean when they use it?

https://www.winemag.com/2020/11/16/baking-spice-wine-cinnamon/

 

What is Wine Body and How To Taste It

If you’re trying to find new favorites, wine body is a great way to differentiate grape varieties to find your style preference.

https://winefolly.com/tips/what-is-wine-body-and-how-to-taste-it/

 

Jancis Robinson on Why Americans Lead on Sustainability

Wine farmers generally are ahead of the sustainability curve—and American farmers seem to be even further ahead.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/jancis-robinson-on-why-americans-lead-on-sustainability/

 

Ten Holiday Buying Trends to Watch in 2020

Holiday season 2020 will play out very differently.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/ten-holiday-buying-trends-to-watch-in-2020/

 

Down to the Roots: The Appeal of Biochar

Biochar is an ancient tool used to increase the fertility of the soil that has started to make a comeback in today’s regenerative farming world.

https://tablascreek.typepad.com/tablas/2020/11/down-to-the-roots-the-appeal-of-biochar.html

 

Explaining reduction, and dispelling some myths

One of the problems is that of overlapping terminology: the same word is used to refer to different things, and similar sounding words add to the confusion.

https://wineanorak.com/2020/11/17/explaining-reduction-and-dispelling-some-myths/

 

Why isn’t Rioja considered a fine wine?

The region’s success at the “cheap-and-cheerful” level tends to detract from its ability to produce profound, ageworthy wines.

https://cluboenologique.com/story/why-isnt-rioja-considered-a-fine-wine/

 

Royally sweet additions to Washington AVAs

Two Washington wine grape growing regions became official American Viticultural Areas in September.

https://www.goodfruit.com/royally-sweet-additions-to-washington-avas/

 

Mionetto, the World’s Favorite Prosecco, Launches Prosecco Rosé DOC

Will be available in the United States this December.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/11/17/mionetto-launches-rose

 

Idaho Is the Next American Wine Region That Deserves Your Attention

Idaho is proving why the state should be famous for more than potatoes.

https://vinepair.com/articles/idaho-american-wine-region/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=af794a0200-NOV_18_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-af794a0200-38937345&mc_cid=af794a0200&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Bonded Wine Producers in the U.S. by State 2019 vs. 1999

In the past, every winery was required to have bond coverage, but in 2015, the Obama Administration signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act so small wineries could operate without it.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bonded-wine-producers-map-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=af794a0200-NOV_18_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-af794a0200-38937345&mc_cid=af794a0200&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

LeBron James And Partners Unveil Lobos 1707 Agave Spirits

LeBron James never faced Michael Jordan on an NBA court, with Jordan retiring the year before James entered the league. But now the two superstars will go head to head in one of the hottest areas of the drinks market: upscale Tequila.

James is among the partners launching Lobos 1707, a range of Tequilas and mezcal aimed firmly at the high end of the market. Lobos 1707’s CEO is Combs Enterprises veteran Dia Simms, and the founder and chief creative officer is actor and entrepreneur Diego Osorio. Each of Lobos 1707’s Tequilas—including Joven ($45 a 750-ml.), Reposado ($55), and Extra Anejo ($150) expressions—is finished in Pedro Ximenez Sherry barrels. The lineup also includes a 100% Espadin agave mezcal retailing at $55.

The brand is rolling out initially to select retailers and restaurants in New York, Florida, and California, where it will take on Jordan’s Cincoro brand among many others in the exploding ultra-premium Tequila segment. A national launch is slated for early next year. “When I first tried Lobos 1707, I told Diego it was the best Tequila I’ve ever had in my life,” James said. “People are going to fall in love with the story, but when they taste this unbelievable product they are going to want to dive in and be a part of our journey.”

 

How to Buy Wine at the Supermarket, According to Sommeliers

As Americans make fewer trips to the grocery store and eat more meals at home, it’s hard to beat a chance to stock up on olive oil, tortilla chips and $13 Albariño all in one place.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/11/17/best-grocery-store-wine/

New Wine Gadget a Breath of Fresh Air

Here is that idea: rather than oxygenate wine using air, which is only 21 percent oxygen, the WinePrO2 zaps it with a short blast of 100-percent oxygen. There’s some elegance to the engineering but the concept is simple.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/11/new-wine-gadget-a-breath-of-fresh-air

Differentiating the Price of One Wine Over Another

Is the ultimate price of a bottle of wine commensurate with the underlying cost to bring the bottle to the retail shelf?

https://www.theexaminernews.com/differentiating-the-price-of-one-wine-over-another/

BUD LIGHT LAUNCHES GAMES CONSOLE THAT CAN CHILL BEER

Billed as “the world’s first ever self-cooling six pack that also plays video games,” the BL6 also boasts a built-in projector so that games can be played on the go. It includes two controllers which can be stored in the device.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/11/bud-light-launches-game-console-that-can-chill-beer/

Yes Way Gamay: The Many Ways of Beaujolais

Gamay pairs wonderfully with a wide range of food options thanks to its high natural acidity. Check out these food and wine pairings to make the most out of Beaujolais.

https://www.dcanterwines.com/blogs/wine-life/yes-way-gamay-the-many-ways-of-beaujolais/

What It Means to Be Allergic to Alcohol, And What You Can Do About It

Yes, there is such a thing as an alcohol allergy, and science says it can develop at any point in a person’s life.

https://theswaddle.com/what-it-means-to-be-allergic-to-alcohol-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/

The chemicals that make skunks and some marijuana smell the same

Here’s why some people smell like Pepé Le Pew.

https://www.zmescience.com/medicine/skunk-marijuana-smell-043222/

 

Is Wine Fattening? Why Vino Can Still Pack on the Pounds

Here’s the lowdown on how fattening wine really is.

https://greatist.com/health/is-wine-fattening

 

The 10 Best Whiskies to Start Your Collection

Here are ten bottles—mostly affordable, as single malts go, but with a couple of splurges—to get you started.

https://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/whisky/best-whiskies-to-start-your-collection

 

If You Like to Drink Wine, There’s a Good Chance You Live in One of These Five Cities

Over 20 percent of regular wine drinkers in the U.S. live in one of five metropolitan areas.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/top-cities-wine-consumption-america/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c616814383-NOV_20_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c616814383-38937345&mc_cid=c616814383&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Zonin Wine

Italy’s Zonin family has debuted 100 Nails Ranch, a new range of California wines. The new label consists of three varietals sourced from three distinct areas: Sonoma County Chardonnay, Central Coast Pinot Noir, and Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon. Each wine is retail priced at $19 a 750-ml., and all will begin rolling out in January. This marks Zonin’s entry into California winemaking; the company is known for its broad portfolio of Italian wines, including Impact “Hot Brands” Zonin Prosecco and Castello del Poggio.

10 Things You Should Know About Yellow Tail

The brand is sold at practically every wine and liquor store in America,

but it also catches a lot of flack for lacking complexity, and for containing additives.

https://vinepair.com/articles/yellow-tail-wine-guide/

“Catastrophic” — The State of Restaurant Wine Sales

The situation in the on-premise is nothing short of catastrophic and continues to get worse every day

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/11/catastrophic-the-state-of-restaurant-wine-sales/

Transparency, in wine certification

What does this tale of academic growth have to do with wine? Well, it relates indirectly to the sordid, sad affair of the Court of Master Sommeliers America Abuse Scandal as this is the third time a massive controversy has rocked this association in the last two years and their intial response was a lesson in how NOT to address a problem.

https://www.hudin.com/transparency-in-wine/

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https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/products/catalog/gift-sets-879

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

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

Sounds pretty good these days.

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