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Liquor Industry News 11-18-19

November 18, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

11-18-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Ultimate Food and Wine Pairing Guide for the Holidays

25 Gift Ideas for Beer Lovers

How the US-EU tariffs will affect spirits producers

 

How and When to Pay Attention to Wine Vintages

Growing conditions may be “nasty” or “challenging,” but that doesn’t mean the resulting wines are inherently poor.

a lot of wine bottles put in crates for classified to display in a wine retail shop

https://fortune.com/longform/wine-vintages-guide/

 

Holiday Tips

Pairing tips for the holiday season

https://www.raleys.com/be-inspired/holiday-tips-from-our-wine-legend/

 

The Six Cocktails You Need to Know to Understand All Cocktails Ever

To be an expert bartender you only need to know six classic cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-important-cocktails-recipe-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f19318fd7d-NOV_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f19318fd7d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f19318fd7d-38937345&mc_cid=f19318fd7d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Kentucky Now Has More Barrels of Bourbon Than People

Hard to believe, especially with Kentucky’s last census estimating there are 4.5 million people living in the state.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/kentucky-more-bourbon-than-people/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f19318fd7d-NOV_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f19318fd7d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f19318fd7d-38937345&mc_cid=f19318fd7d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

YELLOW TAIL LAUNCHES LOWER ABV WINE RANGE

The Yellow Tail Pure Bright range has launched in the UK with a Pinot Grigio,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/yellow-tail-launches-lower-abv-wine-range/

 

Is Wine Drunk Different From Beer Drunk Or Liquor Drunk?

The active ingredient, whether it’s beer, wine or spirits, is the same.

https://www.bustle.com/p/is-wine-drunk-different-from-beer-drunk-liquor-drunk-19271170

 

11 Snobby Myths About Wine

For those of you who still consider these sins unforgivable, it’s time to rethink the “rules” of wine consumption.

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/68828/11-snobby-myths-about-wine

 

These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them.

The devices, found in virtually every police station in the U.S., generate skewed results with alarming frequency, even though they are marketed as precise to the third decimal place.

https://m.sfgate.com/business/article/These-Machines-Can-Put-You-in-Jail-Don-t-Trust-14806232.php

 

A French space startup is launching wine into orbit

But what can we learn about wine in space?

https://qz.com/1656636/a-french-start-up-is-sending-wine-to-space/

56 Best Wine Books of All Time

As featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc – BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on public mentions, recommendations, ratings and sentiment.

https://bookauthority.org/books/best-wine-books

ASBESTOS IN WINE?

Asbestos was commonly used in the beverage industry from the early 1900’s until, at least, the late 1980’s to filter water, juice, soft drinks, beer, and WINE! (Emphasis on was).

https://winespeed.com/blog/2019/11/truly-hard-to-swallow-asbestos-in-wine/

 

The Business of Botanicals: How Your Favorite Gins Get Their Flavor

Without botanicals, gin would ostensibly be vodka

https://vinepair.com/articles/gin-botanicals-nolets-sipsmith/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fcbbd34120-NOV_5_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fcbbd34120-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-fcbbd34120-38937345&mc_cid=fcbbd34120&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How the US-EU tariffs will affect spirits producers

In response to the new measure relating to Airbus, 15 alcohol trade groups sent a letter to the US administration and European Commission calling for an urgent end to the 25% tariffs on EU goods.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/11/how-the-us-eu-tariffs-will-impact-spirits-producers/

 

California’s Top 10 Collectible Wines

Discover the state’s top 10 blue-chip bottles, ranked by the average rate of their six-year appreciation.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/04/californias-top-10-collectible-wines/

 

Wine In Moderation Launches Major Rebranding

Wine in Moderation will continue to support wine professionals to inspire a sustainable culture of wine. With sound scientific evidence and responsible service training professionals will be provided knowledge, skills and tools, to help them understand the benefits of moderate consumption and risks associated with alcohol abuse.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=221974

 

Tasting is a relationship

One thing that we must always remember about wine tasting is that we are not acting as measuring devices.

https://wineanorak.com/2019/11/05/tasting-is-a-relationship/

 

Craft Malt Is About To Change Craft Beer. Are You Ready?

Malt freshly out of the kiln has aroma and flavor that can’t be duplicated by malt that’s generally at least a year old by the time you get it

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kennygould/2019/11/05/craft-malt-is-about-to-change-craft-beer-are-you-ready/#3b1d18eb14c9

 

DIAGEO LAUNCHES FINAL GAME OF THRONES SINGLE MALT WHISKY

Diageo has released the last whisky in its series of spirits inspired by HBO series Game of Thrones.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/diageo-launches-final-game-of-thrones-single-malt-whisky/

MARLBOROUGH TRADEMARKS NEW APPELLATION INTERNATIONALLY

Marlborough winemakers have trademarked the new Appellation Marlborough Wine (AMW) certificate in key international markets in a bid to protect Marlborough’s reputation in global markets.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/marlborough-trademarks-new-appellation-internationally/

WHAT DOES “HANDMADE” OR “HANDCRAFTED” ON A LIQUOR BOTTLE MEAN?

Absolutely nothing. That’s right.

https://vinepair.com/articles/handmade-liquor-titos/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=370b87d4d6-NOV_6_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-370b87d4d6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-370b87d4d6-38937345&mc_cid=370b87d4d6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

5 Facts That May Surprise You About Cakebread Cellars

Cakebread Cellars has long been celebrated as a classic and pioneering Napa Valley producer, but there’s more to the winery than the renowned Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons that its reputation has been built on.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/5-facts-that-may-surprise-you-about-cakebread-cellars/?utm_campaign=Buyer%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=78985312&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8ASklaV0oQvj8R0VxIwqafQppINbqJQPvqJoni3pGNAHiPXhsJfB4FNhyJPLzz3SX8HWi-x7n9ixCorQg2-aP9yAZlfdXvgCfIVI36uHuiEyGNoMc&_hsmi=78991854

How Stalin and the Soviet Union Created a Champagne for the Working Class

In 1936, the Party suddenly switched from denouncing bubbly to mass producing it.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/champagne-in-soviet-union

This is the most popular wine in America

For most Americans, the varietal isn’t the most important thing when it comes to choosing wine.

https://today.yougov.com/topics/food/articles-reports/2019/11/05/most-popular-best-wine-poll-survey

 

How Anyone Can Become a Sommelier

Many of the same tricks and tips that pros use can help you on your journey, and not all involve expensive wine classes.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/05/sommelier-school-tips/

 

Wine corks vs. screw caps: Which one is better?

Natural corks cause noticeable flavor problems in 2% to 5% of the bottles they seal.

https://www.inquirer.com/food/drink/corks-vs-screw-caps-new-zealand-australia-20191105.html

Get to Know Gamay Beyond Beaujolais Nouveau

For generations, Gamay Noir was synonymous with Beaujolais, the French region north of Lyon that sits between the Rhône and Burgundy.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/05/gamay-beyond-beaujolais-nouveau/

What Does Wine Made From Some Of The World’s Oldest Grapevines Taste Like?

The winery crafts only three red wines, all from a local strand of Tempranillo called Tinta de Toro

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2019/11/05/what-does-wine-made-from-some-of-the-worlds-oldest-grapevines-taste-like/#5f3638503f73

25 Gift Ideas for Beer Lovers

Buying a gift for the beer lover in your life isn’t quiet as intimidating as you may think.

https://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/a19539268/22-gift-ideas-for-beer-lovers/

CAVA DO SHIFTS TO ORGANIC RULES

Reserva Cava wines will have to be organic under new production rules proposed by the Cava DO.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/cava-do-shifts-to-organic-rules/

WHAT CAN MCDONALD’S TEACH THE WINE INDUSTRY?

With its global reach, marketing might and proven track record of innovation could burger chain superpower McDonald’s have any lessons for the wine trade?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/what-can-mcdonalds-teach-the-wine-industry/

The Wine Grape Family Vine [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you love some varieties and abhor others you might be surprised to find out that nearly all of the wines we drink on a regular basis are closely related.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-grape-family-vine-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ee32ffc4bd-NOV_7_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ee32ffc4bd-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ee32ffc4bd-38937345&mc_cid=ee32ffc4bd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How the Wine Industry Is Reckoning With the Impending Effects of California Wildfires

For winemakers in California, a new reality is sinking in. It is the second October in three years in which fires have raged across Sonoma.

https://fortune.com/2019/11/06/california-wildfires-wine-industry-kincade-fire-sonoma/

 

 

We’ve gotten it all wrong about Lodi wine

There are excellent wines being made from Lodi grapes in Lodi by Lodi natives — and yet too often we exclude those wines from the conversation.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/We-ve-gotten-it-all-wrong-about-Lodi-wine-14815044.php

 

Nizza DOCG: The New Quality Region for Barbera Wine?

Piedmont is a large region in Northwest Italy that can be translated to “foot of the mountain.” This refers to the Alps.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2019/11/06/nizza-docg-the-new-quality-region-for-barbera-wine/#76963e921416

 

 

The Ultimate Food and Wine Pairing Guide for the Holidays

An easy to follow wine pairing guide broken down by wine type and which foods pair best with that wine! This is a must have for holiday entertaining!

https://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/ultimate-food-and-wine-pairing-guide-for-holidays/

 

 

New Bud Light

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced that it will launch Bud Light Hard Seltzer in the first quarter of next year, marking the brand’s entry into the burgeoning category. The 5% abv seltzers will come in at 100 calories, 2 grams of carbs, and less than 1 gram of sugar per 12-ounce serving. The initial launch will include four flavors—Black Cherry, Lemon Lime, Strawberry, and Mango—available in individual flavor 12-packs, a variety 12-pack, and in 25-ounce single cans. The company is debuting Bud Light Hard Seltzer amid a challenging period for macrobrews. For the first nine months of 2019, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s North America volume dropped by 2.4% to 82.6 million hectoliters, but revenues inched forward 0.7% to $11.9 billion.

 

New AVA Established in Connecticut

Eastern Connecticut Highlands AVA is Connecticut’s third approved wine region

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=221316

The Life of a Beer (Infographic)

The journey of a beer can be long and weary, and the quality depends on every step done right.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-life-of-a-beer-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fa8a162efe-NOV_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fa8a162efe-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-fa8a162efe-38937345&mc_cid=fa8a162efe&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Like It Or Not, There’s A Good Chance Hard Seltzer Will Show Up At Your Home For The Holidays

Proving that alcoholic seltzer has staying power through cold-weather months, flavored malt beverages enjoyed their highest sales growth ever in October, and a full one-third of Millennials say they plan to serve spiked seltzer over the holidays.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2019/11/07/like-it-or-not-hard-seltzer-will-likely-show-up-at-your-home-for-the-holidays/#4335052e4479

7 CONSUMER DRINKS TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2020

Waitrose has released its annual food and drinks trends report for 2019, revealing some seismic shifts in the way we buy alcohol today.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/7-consumer-drinks-trends-to-watch-in-2020/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=34f32ed713-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_08_10_00&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-34f32ed713-64683881

 

 

Willamette Valley Wine Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Often deemed the Burgundy of the New World, the Willamette Valley shares a number of traits with the famous French wine zone.

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

 

 

Why You Should *Never* Store a Bottle of Wine on Your Kitchen Counter

The worst place is probably on a rack in your kitchen next to the oven.

https://www.thekitchn.com/never-store-wine-in-the-kitchen-22957966

 

 

Quini Debuts Next Generation Wine Tasting App

Quini, the leader in consumer sensory data and technology solutions for the wine industry, today announced Quini 2.0, its next generation wine tasting and rating application.

WE LOVE QUINI!!

https://www.winebusiness.com/vendornews/?go=getVendorNewsArticle&dataid=222130

 

 

Economic Impact of

Massachusetts’

Wine & Spirits Distributors

The three-tier system efficiently moves America’s favorite alcoholic beverage products from producer to

consumer, connecting all corners of the country

See the MA Stats

https://www.wswa.org/data-and-impact/economic-database

HOW TO DRINK GOOD WINE ON A BUDGET

You just need to know what to look for.

http://coveteur.com/2019/11/09/how-to-drink-good-wine-on-budget/

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Liquor Industry News 11-11-19

November 11, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

11-11-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Easiest (and Most Effective!) Ways to Clean Up Red Wine Stains

11 health benefits that have been linked to drinking alcohol in moderation

10 of the Best Celebrity Spirits, Tasted and Ranked

 

AMERICAN WHISKEYS LEAVE ‘UNIQUE’ FINGERPRINTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS

The unique reaction American whiskey undergoes when it is aged could help producers spot illegal fakes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/american-whiskeys-leave-unique-fingerprints-new-study-shows/

 

Wine Cookies

They’re like little round bites of heaven. You have to try making these wine cookies!

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/wine-cookies-vegan/

 

Where There’s A Wine, There’s A Way

A Florida company has found a loophole in the new French wine tariff that’s big enough to drive a truck through.

https://www.npr.org/2019/10/25/773380390/where-theres-a-wine-there-s-a-way

 

We Tried 16 Different Spiked Seltzer Brands And Here Is The Ultimate Winner

Is the Claw really the law?

https://www-buzzfeed-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/kristatorres/best-spiked-seltzer

 

100 years after Prohibition: The strangest drinking laws in all 50 states

Just in case you were thinking about serving a pint to a moose in Alaska.

https://www.sfgate.com/beer/article/prohibition-strangest-alcohol-laws-in-the-us-14560203.php

 

 

What Grows Together, Goes Together: The Food And Wine Of Tuscany

The food and wine culture of Tuscany spans a history that dates back more than 3,000 years, when the Etruscans took advantage of the ideal soil and growing climate in the hills and first planted grapes here

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jessicadupuy/2019/10/25/what-grows-together-goes-together-the-food-and-wine-of-tuscany/#5c1522123e04

 

How did champagne dodge the tariff bullet?

There were some head-scratchers in the wines affected by tariffs. Since not all of the $2.1 billion of wines that the US imported from France last year were included.

https://www.drvino.com/2019/10/25/champagne-wine-tariff/

 

 

Movies Come and Go, but the ‘Sideways’ Effect Seems to Last Forever

Even 15 years later, you can see traces of the movie everywhere.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sideways-effect-california-tourism/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=622c7079a5-OCT_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-622c7079a5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-622c7079a5-38937345&mc_cid=622c7079a5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Maker’s Mark and University of Kentucky to map American oak genome

Bourbon brand Maker’s Mark has partnered with the University of Kentucky to research the DNA of the American white oak tree.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/makers-mark-and-university-of-kentucky-to-map-american-oak-genome/

 

New Vegan Wine Line

Aventura, Florida-based importer Enovation Brands is launching Vegania, a line of vegan wines. The winemaking process for Vegania eschews the use of animal products, substituting vegan alternatives where necessary. Each bottle carries a seal certifying its vegan status. The new label initially offers a Pinot Grigio and a red blend of Frappato and Syrah, both from Sicily and retailing at $13 a bottle. The Enovation Brands portfolio also includes Impact “Hot Prospect” Gemma di Luna, which rose 22% to 85,000 cases last year.

 

This Genius Woman Hacked Her Fridge to Dispense Wine Instead of Water

The post dates back to 2016, but obviously still applies today because wine is timeless,

https://rare.us/rare-humor/wine-water-dispencer/

Why are wineries using wax seals when so many people hate them?

Some love them for their looks. Others hate them for the mess they create. What’s certain is wax seals are sticking around, as shown by the surprising diversity of styles on the market today.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general-marketing-wine-tourism/why-are-wineries-using-wax-seals-when-so-many-people-hate-them

Calvados Is Versatile, Food-Friendly, and Always in Season

In order for a brandy to be legally called Calvados, it must be made in Normandy, a region in northwest France famous for its apple orchards.

https://vinepair.com/articles/calvados-guide-france/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ce10d64e77-OCT_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&mc_cid=ce10d64e77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Exploring the Emerging, Community-Oriented Craft Beer Scene in New Hampshire

For some time, the bulk of its craft beer heritage has been in three states: Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Now, however, a New Hampshire beer scene is emerging.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-craft-beer-new-hampshire-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ce10d64e77-OCT_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&mc_cid=ce10d64e77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Right Knives to Use With Every Type of Cheese (Infographic)

Want to serve a picture-perfect grazing board at your next dinner party? Here’s a handy infographic illustrating all the different cheese knives

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-right-knives-to-use-with-every-type-of-cheese-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ce10d64e77-OCT_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ce10d64e77-38937345&mc_cid=ce10d64e77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Drew Bledsoe and Josh McDaniels Introduce New Bledsoe-McDaniels Collaboration

Named Bledsoe-McDaniels. The collaboration will focus on Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley and site-specific Walla Walla Valley Syrah

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/10/29/drew-bledsoe-and-josh-mcdaniels-introduce-new-bledsoe-mcdaniels-collaboration?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=e84d8d325c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_29_09_35&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-e84d8d325c-64683881

New Dogfish

Dogfish Head is introducing American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA. Inspired by The Grateful Dead’s album of the same name, American Beauty Hazy Ripple is a 7% abv IPA brewed with spelt. It will be available year-round in six-packs of 12-ounce cans across Dogfish Head’s 45-state network starting in mid-November. Delaware-based Dogfish Head was acquired by Boston Beer earlier this year for $300 million.

3 PROSECCO TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2020

There have been a number of landmark changes in Prosecco’s regulations this year, which are set to shape the kinds of wines coming out of the region in the coming years…

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/3-prosecco-trends-to-look-out-for-in-2020/

At What Temperature Does Wine Spoil?

Let’s explore how temperature affects wine

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/29/temperature-wine-spoil/

Are the ‘Old Vines’ Touted on Your Wine Label Actually All That Old?

So many wine bottles are marketed with the term “old vines.” But what does that really mean? Our wine columnist investigates

https://www.wsj.com/articles/are-the-old-vines-touted-on-your-wine-label-actually-all-that-old-11572368926

The Champagne Myth

Bubbles may feel special, but sparkling wine shouldn’t only be for celebrations

https://www.eater.com/2019/10/29/20936713/champagne-sparkling-wine-bubbles-special-occasion-wine

The Best Low-Carb Wines You Can Drink On The Keto Diet, According To Nutritionists

You CAN definitely enjoy wine while watching your carbs,

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/g29475222/low-carb-wine/

Coors Light, Blue Moon Maker To Cut 500 Jobs, Rebrand Amid Declining Beer Sales

Total beer consumption has declined for five straight years as wine and liquor become more popular

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelsandler/2019/10/30/coors-light-blue-moon-maker-to-cut-500-jobs-rebrand-amid-declining-beer-sales/#20399a8033e9

Vermont, Rhode Island more: Plan a weekend exploring the northeast beer trail

Many great microbreweries have established themselves in vacation-worthy locations within driving distance of Long Island.

https://www.newsday.com/travel/beer-trail-northeast-rhode-island-vermont-1.38010292

Warming cocktails to try this autumn

As the seasons change, so do the world’s cocktail menus. With so many new drinks to try this autumn, SB has rounded up the latest serves worth warming your autumn evenings over.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/top-autumnal-cocktails-to-warm-your-evenings/

Limoncello: time to be taken seriously?

Long seen as a cheap sweet treat for after meals, limoncello is aiming to appeal to a new generation of imbibers and bartenders by highlighting artisanal production and natural ingredients.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/limoncello-time-to-be-taken-seriously/

Basil Hayden’s unveils Bourbon-infused cheese

The special offering, called Pour Me A Slice, is a semi-firm Jersey cow’s milk cheese infused with Basil Hayden’s Bourbon. It is described as being “sweet with a hint of spice”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/basil-haydens-unveils-bourbon-infused-cheese/

 

SPARFLEX LAUNCHES AUGMENTED REALITY SPARKLING WINE FOIL

The project, which was first unveiled last month, allows users to download the SnapPress app and scan the foil on a sparkling wine bottle, with animations appearing on the screen.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/sparflex-launches-augmented-reality-sparkling-wine-foil/

 

COULD MECHANICAL HARVESTERS SHAPE FUTURE OF THE DOURO?

The difficulty for growers in the Douro to find enough seasonal workers to bring in the harvest

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/could-mechanical-harvesters-shape-future-of-the-douro/

 

 

The Rock Has Tequila

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is prepping a Tequila launch for the new year. Johnson’s Teremana Tequila label, founded in partnership with drinks industry veteran Ken Austin, is slated to debut in early 2020. Johnson noted in an Instagram post that Teremana would be a “small-batch, hand-crafted Tequila.” A brand representative declined to provide further detail. Previously, Austin worked with the Productos Finos de Agave S.A. distillery to launch the Avión label, which Pernod Ricard eventually acquired in a two-part deal reportedly worth more than $100 million. Along with mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor, Austin is also a co-founder of the Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey brand, which is distributed by Proximo Spirits.

BABE Becomes Official Wine Sponsor Of The NFL

BABE, a sparkling wine-in-a-can recognized as the most photographed wine on Instagram, is coming to 12 NFL stadiums across the country.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristidosh/2019/10/30/babe-become-official-wine-sponsor-of-the-nfl/#7628d76a324c

8 Things You Should Know About German Wine

Now is the time to get well acquainted with Germany’s other wine regions, and to bring other German grapes,

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-facts-german-wine-guide/

A waiter spilled red wine on her $30K handbag. Now she wants the country club to pay for it.

Hermes bags often are sold for thousands of dollars with the most expensive one currently listed at $13,000 on the Paris-based company’s website.

https://www.nj.com/news/2019/10/a-waiter-spilled-red-wine-on-her-30k-handbag-now-she-wants-the-country-club-to-pay-for-it.html

 

Walmart says “Cheers!” to Adult Beverage now available through Grocery Pickup in 2,000 stores

Customers in 29 states now have a more convenient way to purchase alcoholic beverages through the convenience of Walmart’s Grocery Pickup service

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191030005849/en/%C2%A0Walmart-%20Cheers%21%20-Adult-Beverage-Grocery-Pickup-2000

Kincade Fire’s destructive toll on Sonoma wineries, vintners

The situation remains fluid for the 30-plus wineries and 82 growers in the Alexander Valley.

Map of wineries

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/10/29/kincade-fires-destructive-toll-on-sonoma-wineries-vintners/

15 Drool-Worthy Comfort Food and Wine Pairings

Here are 15 crave-worthy comfort food and wine pairings. Be warned, naps are not included (although, you’ll be tempted!).

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/15-drool-worthy-comfort-food-and-wine-pairings/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

 

Decanting Times! A Handy Guide For Best Practices

Here are some tips and tricks for decanting different types of wines.

https://winefolly.com/review/decanting-times-a-handy-guide-for-best-practices/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

 

10 of the Best Celebrity Spirits, Tasted and Ranked

Nowadays, news of celebrities launching spirits brands is as common as Marvel movies.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-celebrity-spirits-brands-ranked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=119f5b1cb2-NOV_1_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-119f5b1cb2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-119f5b1cb2-38937345&mc_cid=119f5b1cb2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Mezcal subscription service launches in US

Online agave spirits retailer Maguey Melate has launched a bi-monthly mezcal subscription service to give consumers the chance to sample rare expressions that are unavailable elsewhere in the US.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/11/maguey-melate-launches-mezcal-subscription-service/

 

 

Kim Crawford Set to Debut Slim Can Sauvignon Blanc

With the introduction of the 2019 vintage this fall, Kim Crawford will also debut America’s #1 selling Sauvignon Blanc in a slim can format.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=221793

 

 

GLOBAL WINE PRODUCTION DIPS BY 10%

This can be explained mainly by random weather conditions, notably a very cold and rainy spring followed by an extremely hot and dry summer

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/global-wine-production-dips-by-10/

11 health benefits that have been linked to drinking alcohol in moderation

Here are some of the most interesting ways drinking in moderation can benefit you, so long as you consume it safely and responsibly.

https://www.insider.com/drinking-health-benefits-heart-nutrition-2019-10

Deconstructing umami (in wine and food contexts)

You may have heard of it. If not, what is umami and why should you care?

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Deconstructing-umami–in-wine-and-food-contexts-

Champagne Can Be Influenced By Forests As Well As By Vines

Where oak trees grow also impacts the character of wine.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2019/11/01/champagne-can-be-influenced-by-forests-as-well-as-by-vines/#459ad6a67659

How a doctor’s wine hack freed a boy’s tongue stuck in a bottle

An old hack to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew served as inspiration for German doctors tasked with helping a 7-year-old boy whose tongue had become trapped in a glass bottle.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/under-pressure-how-doctor-s-wine-hack-freed-boy-s-n1074111

 

Who needs a cork? Winemaker bottles his bubbly with a cap

So much for popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly. Winemaker Charles Smith, long regarded as one of the industry’s renegades, thinks it’s time to embrace the bottle cap.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-a-sparkling-wine-thats-all-about-the-bottle-cap-2019-11-01

 

How to choose a wine that punches above its price point

Big names don’t always mean best value: some fashionable wines are over-rated, while similar wines at half the price fall under the radar

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/nov/01/how-to-choose-a-wine-that-punches-above-its-price-point

 

Cult wine-themed manga comic Drops of God gets English translation release

A Japanese manga comic which has become a cult phenomenon in Asia and helped to shift case upon case of premium wine has been released in an English translation version.
https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/cult-wine-themed-manga-comic-drops-of-god-gets-english-translation-release-426998/#C37HbCLlUYriYu8d.99

THE 2019 WINE ENTHUSIAST GUIDE TO THANKSGIVING

Wine pairing tips and tasty options for your main course.

Maple Glazed Turkey Dinner

https://www.winemag.com/2019-wine-enthusiast-thanksgiving-guide/

The Proper Way to Hold a Wine Glass

Here’s what you need to know the next time you pour yourself some wine.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/proper-way-hold-wine-glass-210453781.html

Macy’s Is Selling A Wine Advent Calendar Packed With 24 Quarter Bottles

Well, this certainly beats a tiny piece of chocolate every day!

https://www.simplemost.com/macys-has-a-wine-advent-calendar/

OR THIS ONE

Precept Wine Advent Calendar 24×375 ml Cans

https://www.finewineandgoodspirits.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&storeId=10051&productId=2530132&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=&top_category=&urlLangId=-1&variety=&categoryType=Wines&errorViewName=ProductDisplayErrorView

The Easiest (and Most Effective!) Ways to Clean Up Red Wine Stains

It behooves us all to have these stain-cleaning tricks tucked up our sleeves.

https://www.thekitchn.com/remove-red-wine-stains-22949969

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Liquor Industry News 11-04-19

November 4, 2019

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11-04-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A complete guide for wine lovers at Walt Disney World

Stella Artois Releasing Its First Limited-Edition Seasonal Beer

How to Choose a Liquor Store A good liquor store can offer much more than convenience

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE WINE SCHOLAR GUILD’S NEW COURSE ON SPAIN

The program, which took two years to develop, has been designed to become the reference in Spanish wine education for trade professionals and studious oenophiles alike.

GREAT PROGRAM!

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-wine-scholar-guilds-new-course-on-spain/

STRANGE TALES: HITLER AND THE ‘COINTREAU’ BOMB PLOT

Only, the box did not contain two bottles of triple sec but a large amount of plastic explosive and a captured British pencil detonator.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/strange-tales-hitler-and-the-cointreau-bomb-plot/

 

Where Does Altar Wine Come From?

To meet the necessary standards, producers of sacramental altar wines are a select group.

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/the-cup-of-salvation-where-does-altar-wine-come-from

 

 

WHY DO COMPANIES TRADEMARK COCKTAILS? THE TRUTH BEHIND THE COPYRIGHTS.

There are currently four drinks protected under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: the Dark ’n StormyPainkillerSazerac and Hand Grenade

https://www.liquor.com/articles/trademarked-cocktails/#gs.bm2506

 

Does it matter where a wine is bottled?

How would you feel if your Chilean Cabernet was bottled in the north of England or your Californian Chardonnay was poured into a bag-in-box in Copenhagen?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/does-it-matter-where-wine-bottled

The etiquette of wine giving

These guidelines will help you avoid an etiquette faux pas.

https://www.wineinvestment.com/wine-blog/2019/10/the-etiquette-of-wine-giving/

 

 

“Breaking Bad” star launches beer

In the show, actor Dean Norris, who played Hank Schrader, went all out to make this homebrew named, “Schraderbrau,” look like the real thing, and now that’s actually happening.

https://www.wilx.com/content/news/Breaking-Bad-star-launches-beer-563567591.html

 

Buffalo Trace: a brand history

The buffalo on the label represents the independence and spirit of those early Americans who wanted to find a new life for themselves, and who weren’t afraid to explore unchartered territory

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/buffalo-trace-a-brand-history/

 

Absolut and Paper Bottle Co to drive sustainability

The Absolut Company has joined Coca-Cola, Carlsberg and L’Oréal in partnering with Paboco, which was launched in 2015 to research the possibility of a commercially-available paper bottle.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/absolut-and-paper-bottle-company-to-drive-sustainability/

 

NEW BOOK ON ITALIAN WINE QUESTIONS THE IDEA OF ‘INDIGENOUS’ GRAPE VARIETIES

A new book has launched on Amazon charting the history of Italy’s most famous winemaking grapes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/new-book-on-italian-wine-questions-the-idea-of-indigenous-grape-varieties/

 

The Science of Salt in Cocktails

Now bartenders and beverage managers are using salt beyond its once utilitarian function and exploring its myriad varieties—from artisanal salts that exhibit terroir, to flavored salts made by traditional processes or by enterprising new bartenders.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-salt-in-cocktails/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=78337222&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9YgyC7ebOnvh3ImXBx9XRi8UGyjfbNIKpbQFNuMuz9GlMffdMa2ZvT1e8xzskPoQj_kS9FP_Qh_mubFJRHJn2BfJe7lE8GEd-sGKAZKahpEJBkPKo&_hsmi=78337482

 

How to Blind-taste Beer

If you don’t know how a beer tastes, how can you accurately tell your customers about the product?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-to-blind-taste-beer/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=78337222&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9YgyC7ebOnvh3ImXBx9XRi8UGyjfbNIKpbQFNuMuz9GlMffdMa2ZvT1e8xzskPoQj_kS9FP_Qh_mubFJRHJn2BfJe7lE8GEd-sGKAZKahpEJBkPKo&_hsmi=78337482

 

Once you’ve chilled a wine, does it need to stay chilled?

Do temperature fluctuations damage wine?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-once-youve-chilled-a-wine-does-it-need-to-stay-chilled/

 

Can There Be Terroir in Spirits?

Although terroir, a French term defined as representing a sense of place, is a widely accepted concept in the wine world, there’s contention about whether it applies to distilled spirits.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/21/can-there-be-terroir-in-spirits/

 

How to Be A Better Wine Taster, According to Scientists

Not everyone is born with the senses of a super-taster or has the time to gain the extensive wine knowledge of a sommelier

https://www.slsc.org/how-to-be-a-better-wine-taster-according-to-scientists/

 

How Organic Winemakers Are Turning Chianti’s Red Rooster Green

To qualify as organic, winemakers use no chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides on grapes. Vinification relies on the spontaneous fermentation provided by natural yeasts and bacteria, rather than commercial additives, while sulfites are kept to an absolute minimum.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tamarathiessen/2019/10/21/how-organic-winemakers-are-turning-chiantis-red-rooster-green/#2843469b1470

 

 

How to spot a corked wine

The signs of cork taint to look out for, and a brief guide to its origins

https://www.decanter.com/learn/corked-corky-44649/#L6hM1jzDx9LUe1vp.99

M.S. Walker News

Massachusetts-based M.S. Walker has been named the exclusive U.S. importer of Islay Mist. The first offering from the blended Scotch brand is Islay Mist 8-year-old, a blend of whisky from the Laphroaig distillery and Speyside malt aged in Bourbon casks. Featuring a new custom bottle and label, the 40% abv blend is currently rolling out nationally at $26 a 750-ml. Islay Mist also produces Original, Palo Cortado, 10-year-Old, and 12-year-old whiskies.

 

Kansas woman incorporates wine into her exercise routine

https://abc7news.com/society/woman-incorporates-wine-into-exercise-routine/5638006/

 

Martignetti Companies Announces New Digital Marketing Service

New England’s preeminent distributor of wines and spirits is announcing the launch of the industry’s first distributor hosted consumer-level Digital Marketing Service™ (DMS) for its retailer and supplier partners

https://www.winebusiness.com/suppliernews/?go=getSupplierNewsArticle&dataId=221367

 

Malbec Food Pairing Ideas

The pairing secret of Malbec is that it works well with pepper, sage, creamy mushroom sauces, melted cheese, and in particular, blue cheese. YUM!

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/malbec-food-pairing-ideas/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Learn the Trick to Clinking Wine Glasses

What’s the best technique for clinking wine glasses and why is there a wrong way?

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/clinking-wine-glasses/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

PATRÓN BECOMES FIRST BOOZE BRAND YOU CAN ORDER ON INSTAGRAM

The pioneering brand has partnered with social video commerce agency MikMak to allow adult Instagram users in 48 US states to buy bottles of Patrón by swiping up on an advert in Instagram Stories.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/patron-becomes-first-booze-brand-you-can-order-on-instagram/

 

JP CHENET TARGETS YOUNG, FEMALE MILLENIALS WITH NEW INTERNATIONAL VARIETIES

In the Spring the brand embarked on a nationwide marketing campaign featuring tie-ups with strategic fashion and beauty events, including sponsorship of LoneDesignCub.com’s concept store launch party at London Fashion Week and the VIP lounge at the National Wedding Show, while also boosting its Instagram presence to target younger women.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/jp-chenet-targets-young-female-millenials-with-new-international-varieties/

 

New Angels Envy

Bacardi-owned Angel’s Envy has announced the November rollout of its yearly cask strength release. This year’s expression comes in at 61.2% abv, and the bottling was chosen from select barrels of Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels. Just over 14,000 bottles will be available in 26 markets across the U.S. at a suggested price of $200 a 750-ml. bottle. Last year, Angel’s Envy was up 9.3% to 82,000 cases according to Impact Databank.

Meet Crémant, France’s Affordable Sparkling Wine

Crémant is the name used by many French wine regions for sparklers made the same way as Champagne, with the second fermentation in the bottle.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/23/cremant-france-affordable-sparkling-wine/

Cakebread News

Napa Valley winemaker Cakebread Cellars is opening a new visitors center this week at its property on Highway 29. The new facility includes a 10,000-square-foot renovation and 36,000-square-foot addition aimed at immersing guests in the winemaking process. Nine separate tasting rooms are included, all intended for smaller-format tastings, and are grouped into four segments: The Culinary Wing, created for wine and food seminars; Window to the Winery, offering educational tastings within the cellar itself; In the Lab, devoted to technical tastings and workshops; and The Tank Room, geared toward larger groups. Visits are by appointment only, with tastings ranging from $25-$85.

 

 

What is Carbonic Maceration, or Whole-Cluster Fermentation?

Few terms in the wine world will get you labeled a geek more swiftly than “carbonic maceration.” Just the sound of it conjures images of mad scientists and sci-fi superheroes.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/22/carbonic-maceration-whole-cluster-fermentation-101/

 

Why Red Wine May Be Great For Gut Health

You’ve probably heard how great red wine is for its anti-inflammatory properties, cardiovascular benefits and antioxidant properties, but did you know it may actually help your gut health as well?

https://www.askmen.com/food_booze/booze/why-red-wine-may-be-great-for-gut-health.html

A Quick Guide to Understanding Israeli Wine

The Middle-Eastern country of more than nine million people boasts a surprisingly robust wine scene thanks to geographical diversity and a plethora of producers.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/guide-to-israeli-wine/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=548a96c27b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_24_09_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-548a96c27b-64683881

 

 

How to Choose a Liquor Store A good liquor store can offer much more than convenience

Whether you’re stocking your bar for party or looking for the perfect ingredients for a custom cocktail, a quality liquor store can offer you advice and assistance.

https://www.the-messenger.com/news/local/article_c854ad51-4703-5c0e-a4ee-f003148c184b.html

How to Stay Healthy When You Drink for a Living

People who choose a career in wine are not typified by their restraint. The end goal for growers, vitners, vendors, sommeliers, and everyone in between is the sensual pleasure of person who finally tips it into their mouth, but it’s also quite easy for people in the profession to find themselves off-kilter in the pursuit.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/winemakers/rebecca-hopkins-balanced-glass-healthy-travel

The 5 Wines We Should Be Drinking More Of

Top 5 underrated bottles are overachievers when it comes to quality, quaffability and value for money

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-5-wines-we-should-be-drinking-more-of-11571924754

 

What Makes a White Wine Ageworthy?

How often do you seek out an aged white wine?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/24/what-makes-a-white-wine-ageworthy/

 

 

11 Excellent Unconventional Wines to Pair with Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is an ideal opportunity to dabble in unfamiliar terroir.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/unconventional-thanksgiving-wines

LOW CARB WINES

When it comes to a keto diet, not all wines are created equal. Not even close.

https://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/keto-french-onion-meatloaf-low-carb-wines/

Why Does Wine Make Me Sleepier Than Other Drinks?

We don’t have much solid evidence that it does

https://www.bustle.com/p/why-does-wine-make-me-sleepier-than-other-drinks-this-may-explain-it-19263410

Stella Artois Releasing Its First Limited-Edition Seasonal Beer

The beer contains subtle notes of dark chocolate and freshly brewed espresso, but is light-bodied with a crisp, dry finish. It is 5.4% alcohol by volume (ABV).

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilycappiello/2019/10/25/what-do-stella-artois-halloween-and-sleepy-hollow-have-in-common-this/#6e745a496339

What Is Slow Wine? Here’s What You Need to Know

It’s a state of mind, a framework for farming, a holistic perspective.

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

How to be fearless with your wine choices

It’s a thing. Wine fear.

https://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/advice/2019/10/25/how-to-be-fearless-with-your-wine-choices.html

15 Sommelier-Level Moves for Learning About Wine

While mastering it is a lifelong journey, the good news is that starting out can be really fun

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/15-sommelier-level-moves-learning-204651733.html

Wine Labels

Most wines need a Certificate of Label Approval (COLA) from TTB prior to being sold in the marketplace.

The official site

https://www.ttb.gov/labeling/wine-labels

 

A complete guide for wine lovers at Walt Disney World

If you are looking to kick back and relax with a nice glass of wine to unwind a bit, then check out some of these must try Disney wine spots.

https://insidethemagic.net/2019/10/wine-lovers-guide-walt-disney-world-kc1/

 

Early Celts believed wine should be for all

Residues from ceramics found at an archaeological site in Germany suggest that Early Celts from all social classes drank generous quantities of Mediterranean wine long before they started importing drinking vessels from the region.

https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/early-celts-believed-wine-should-be-for-all

Taking direct consumer wine distribution to a new level

Following a similar model to Netflix, HBO and others in the film industry, Wine Access, is now partnering with established winemakers to produce their own exclusive wines.

https://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/taking-direct-consumer-wine-distribution-to-a-new-level/

 

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Liquor Industry News 10-28-19

October 28, 2019

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10-28-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Even in Napa, there is no ‘Whole Foods’ craze for organic wine. Why?

Michelob Was Really Early to This Whole Marketing ‘Beer as Wellness’ Trend

What You Need to Know About Cognac vs Armagnac

 

How A White Claw Hangover Is Different From A Beer Or Wine Hangover

It turns out there are actually a few reasons your spiked seltzer hangover might feel different than the morning-after malaise you’ve experienced with other drinks.

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-a-white-claw-hangover-is-different-from-a-beer-wine-hangover-19134448

 

Not just a Drink: 5 Reasons Why Wine is Good for a Healthy Lifestyle

Although most people know red wine as a luxury, it also has a ton of health benefits that work wonders for both the rich and the masses.

https://www.latinpost.com/articles/142456/20191013/not-just-a-drink-5-reasons-why-wine-is-good-for-a-healthy-lifestyle.htm

 

Truly Update

  • Boston Beer Co. is rolling out a reformulation of its entire Truly Hard Seltzer line. All 13 flavors have been updated to be more flavorful, with a more fruit-heavy aroma and a crisper finish, according to the company. The revamped flavors will include a note on their packaging reading “Now crisper fresh taste.” Additionally, Truly will launch a variety of lemonade seltzers on New Year’s Day, 2020. The 5% abv additions will be available in variety 12-packs of Original Lemonade, Black Cherry Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, and Mango Lemonade as well as 16- and 24-ounce individual cans of Original Lemonade.

 

Why Craft Brewers Are Turning to Large-Format Cans

Now many craft breweries are going big, packaging robustly flavored IPAs and hop-forward ales in 19.2-, 24-, and 25-ounce cans.

MANY IN STOCK!

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-craft-brewers-are-turning-to-large-format-cans/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=78055812&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–l7d2mvD4eQ6KOO8vXXWXt-J5wpzxGxSu6OqGPclJHNDW5u5XvN8tZGH2FoAEU2wWf4QMPFUZ8_bXueMJZokR060jk9p220NJT9xbG8QVkNku_Lto&_hsmi=78056162

 

Meet Your New Favorite Fall Wine, Lambrusco

Lambrusco is a delicious sparkling Italian wine made from the grapes that share its name.

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

 

12 Wine-Themed Beauty Products That Won’t Give You a Hangover

The beauty world has its own version of glou-glou: easy-to-use wine-inspired products

https://www.marieclaire.com/beauty/g29244923/wine-themed-beauty-makeup-skincare/

 

10 Things You Should Know About Blue Moon

Here are 10 more things you should know about Blue Moon.

https://vinepair.com/articles/blue-moon-beer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=03852b0e7a-OCT_16_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-03852b0e7a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-03852b0e7a-38937345&mc_cid=03852b0e7a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

10 Mouthwatering Desserts To Make With Leftover Wine

Sneak a little leftover wine into one of these desserts to cap off a meal, or snack on one of these treats in the middle of the day.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/10-mouthwatering-desserts-to-make-with-leftover-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=03852b0e7a-OCT_16_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-03852b0e7a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-03852b0e7a-38937345&mc_cid=03852b0e7a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

WHY SOMMELIERS NEED TO LEARN ABOUT NON-ALCOHOLIC ALTERNATIVES TO WINE

Still wine sales have fallen by three million nine-litre cases within the last year. Meanwhile, sales of low ABV alternatives to wine, beer, and spirits have grown rapidly in recent years, although still make up less than 5% of the alcoholic drinks market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/sommeliers-need-to-be-educated-on-low-abv-alternatives-to-wine-and-spirits-say-new-drinks-brands/

 

Why Wine Country isn’t attracting Millennials

Napa Valley, capital of wine tourism in California, pinnacle of New World luxury hooch, has a Millennial problem

https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/Why-Wine-Country-isn-t-attracting-Millennials-14520897.php

 

Discovering the mountain wines of Valle d’Aosta

The Valle d’Aosta is about as extreme as Italian winemaking gets.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/really-high-in-italy-discovering-the-mountain-wines-of-valle-d-aosta

 

The Unknown Volcanic Wines of Pompeii

The city is home to innovative wineries and picturesque vineyards that thrive in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine-regions/italy/pompeii-volcanic-wines

 

What You Need to Know About Sulfites

Sulfites are found in most wines and have attracted much attention, resulting in several myths.

https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2019/10/15/three-myths-about-sulfites-in-wine

 

How to Pair Sweet Wines with Savory Foods

When it comes to enjoying a meal, all food and wine pairings are about balance. “A little bit of sweet makes salty food taste better.

https://guide.michelin.com/us/en/washington/washington-dc/article/features/sweet-wine-pairing-savory-food#

 

Stop, you can’t pop: prosecco Pringles seized in Italy

“identity theft” after hundreds of tubes of prosecco-flavoured Pringles were seized from a supermarket chain in the Veneto region.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/16/stop-you-cant-pop-prosecco-pringles-seized-in-italy

Charles Smith Debuts POPUP Sparkling Wine

Just in Time for the Holidays, Winemaker Charles Smith Debuts POPUP – a Modern, Spirited and Effortless New Sparkling Wine

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=221057

7 Regions Define New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Even though New Zealand (NZ) produces just 1% of the world’s wine, it still reigns as the “Sauvignon Blanc capital of the world.

https://winefolly.com/review/new-zealand-sauvignon-blanc/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

Baileys debuts Red Velvet

Baileys Red Velvet has been created in partnership with the founders of US bakery Georgetown Cupcake,

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/baileys-debuts-red-velvet-liqueur-in-us/

How Herbicides are Developed for Vineyards

Without spending some time in the vineyard, it is hard to understand the day to day challenges growers face when combating agricultural pests.

http://www.academicwino.com/2019/10/herbicide-developed-for-vineyards.html/

 

A Quick Guide to Amphora-Aged Wine

Amphorae have been experiencing a renaissance across the globe and can now be seen in places like the United States and Australia.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/16/a-quick-guide-to-amphora-aged-wine/

 

Why port wine is still made by stomping grapes

It is a very traditional and labor-intensive method, yet it is still the one producing the finest ports. Why is that?

https://www.insider.com/port-wine-made-by-stomping-grapes-douro-portugal-2019-10

 

 

Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About

It might just expose you to your new favorite bottle or producer.

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

 

 

All About Natural Wines

Natural wines aren’t like regular wines. Regular wines are made using industrial farming techniques on a massive scale.

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/what-you-need-to-know-about-natural-wine

 

Demeter joined with Salmon-Safe

New partnership to enhance water quality protection and wildlife habitat restoration on Biodynamic farms

https://salmonsafe.org/demeter/

 

Meet Germany’s Three Great Pinots

If you think you know Pinot from Burgundy in France or Pinot Grigio in Italy, prepare to have your eyes opened.

https://vinepair.com/articles/meet-germanys-three-great-pinots-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a8285785be-OCT_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a8285785be-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a8285785be-38937345&mc_cid=a8285785be&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How Championship Teams Get Their Championship Wines

A well-balanced wine in a commemorative bottle could be what you need to toast the championship win for your favorite sports team

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/17/sport-championship-wine-bottles/

 

Ever wondered why your wine is weeping?

For centuries, scientists have pondered the “tears” that form in wine glasses. Now they think they know how it happens.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614479/ever-wondered-why-your-wine-is-weeping-blame-shock-waves/

 

What’s a wine cave? The 5 best underground experiences on the Central Coast

By avoiding artificial cooling, you also avoid drying out the air, which dries out the barrels and leads to unwanted evaporation of wine.

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/living/food-drink/wine-beer/article233181121.html

 

Why It’s Worth Knowing Who Imported Your Wine

Looking to try an unfamiliar wine—with the reassurance that you’re getting a quality bottle? Check the back label for the name of the importer. Here are a few you can trust to offer wines of character

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-its-worth-knowing-who-imported-your-wine-11571329703

 

What You Need to Know About Cognac vs Armagnac

In Western France, the regions of Cognac and Armagnac produce some of the world’s most venerated grape brandies.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/17/cognac-armagnac-guide/

 

5 Wine Trends You Need To Know

Consider these your wine headline cliff notes

https://pasorobleswineries.net/5-wine-trends-you-need-to-know/

 

Sherry is Dying, Pass the Port

Despite rumors of a resurrection, Sherry’s slow but assured demise looks more certain than ever.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/10/sherry-is-dying-pass-the-port

 

Champagne vending machine appears – the start of a trend?

The Lexington Hotel in New York City has become the latest venue to install a Moët & Chandon vending machine.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/news/another-champagne-vending-machine-appears-start-trend

 

NH Employee Fired By Liquor Commission Over Role in Bootlegging Sting Gets $34,000 Settlement

The dispute stems from a transaction made in February 2018, when Boes rang up a series of cash sales for more than $24,000 worth of Hennessy cognac for a customer.

https://www.nhpr.org/post/employee-fired-liquor-commission-over-role-bootlegging-sting-gets-34000-settlement#stream/0

 

 

America’s Favorite Wine Grapes

What do Zinfandel, Riesling, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc all have in common? Well, for a start, none of them even make the top 10 of America’s favorite wine grapes.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/10/americas-favorite-wine-grapes?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=5eafc36a6c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_18_08_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-5eafc36a6c-64683881

 

Bud Light brewer Anheuser-Busch accuses MillerCoors of stealing its beer recipes

Bud Light brewer is accusing its rival of stealing secret recipes for its beers, including Michelob Ultra and Bud Light.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/18/bud-lights-parent-accuses-millercoors-of-stealing-its-beer-recipes.html

 

Why You Should Be Drinking Spanish Wine

Our Vote for the World’s Most Underrated Wine Country? Spain!

https://www.askmen.com/food_booze/booze/why-you-should-be-drinking-spanish-wine.html

 

9 Things You Should Know About Vega Sicilia

Bodegas Vega Sicilia is considered the crown jewel of Spanish wines. Since its founding in 1864, the winery has brought international acclaim to Ribera del Duero

https://vinepair.com/articles/vega-sicilia-spain-wine/

 

Michelob Was Really Early to This Whole Marketing ‘Beer as Wellness’ Trend

When Anheuser-Busch first rolled out Michelob Ultra across the U.S. in 2002, the pitch to the nation’s weight watchers was simple: Sip this beer if you want to ditch carbs.

https://fortune.com/2019/10/19/michelob-beer-wellness-marketing/

 

Dissecting the Double Standard of Wine Moms v. Beer Dads

“Women are often judged too harshly for engaging in certain activities or having certain emotions,”

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dissecting-double-standard-wine-moms-220044943.html

 

Decoding Vintage Champagne: When to Buy What

Purchasing a bottle of vintage Champagne (wine made from grapes harvested in the same year) and only in years deemed worthy by the winemakers can be wrought with confusion.

https://fortune.com/longform/buying-guide-vintage-champagne/

 

Even in Napa, there is no ‘Whole Foods’ craze for organic wine. Why?

Some of the most famous wineries in the world use organically grown grapes, he said, but don’t outwardly advertise that fact.

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/even-in-napa-there-is-no-whole-foods-craze-for/article_14689789-ba28-5726-abd9-3bd024f1e311.html

 

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Liquor Industry News 10-21-19

October 21, 2019

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

‘Weed moms’ are the new ‘wine moms’

What’s in Your Wine?

Sam Adams Is Releasing a $200 Beer That’s Illegal in Over a Dozen States

 

 

PUT ‘CHEMGRO’ ON WINES PRODUCED USING PESTICIDES

“Why is it that it is organic that has to be certified; it should be the other way round should, it should state that it is chemgro,”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/put-chemgro-on-wines-produced-using-pesticides/

Sutter Home Winery Inc. Sues New York company for allegedly misusing “Napa Cellars” trademark

Sutter Home Winery Inc. is suing a New York-based wine company for up to $2 million for alleged trademark infringement for misusing the Napa Valley company’s trademark “Napa Cellars,” according to the lawsuit.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=220569

Winery websites at the heart of lawsuits over ADA compliance online

ADA compliance online remains something of a gray area, though, because there are no established standards for how to make a website ADA compliant

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/winery-websites-at-the-heart-of-lawsuits-over-ada-compliance/article_7a4535e3-a8aa-5ac5-ad7e-4ff0c2dd8be3.html

Hey, White Claw fans. You’ve got alcohol all wrong.

Why does alcohol have to be healthy? Why can’t it just be recreational?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/10/04/hey-white-claw-fans-youve-got-alcohol-all-wrong/

‘Alcoholic Tide Pods’: Everyone is very confused about the newest way to drink whisky

That’s right: They’re alcoholic Tide Pods.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Alcoholic-Tide-Pods-Everyone-is-very-confused-14497570.php

5 Must-Have Bottles For A Memorable (And Successful) Wine Tasting Party

You could do a wine tasting party for friends pretty easily. Or you could give it some effort and do a wine tasting party for friends right.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/10/06/5-must-have-bottles-for-a-memorable-and-successful-wine-tasting-party/#2ca3caf72016

Is alcohol RUINING your looks? Expert reveals the tell-tale signs of ‘wine face’

alcohol is a ‘key offender’ into why your face could start to see signs of ageing.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7537771/Expert-reveals-tell-tale-signs-wine-face-including-fine-lines-dry-patches-dullness.html

Ireland’s favorite liquor revealed and it’s not Irish whiskey or gin

Sorry whiskey and gin lovers but it seems that Ireland has a strong penchant for a more unlikely spirit with vodka coming on top as Ireland’s favorite liquor.

https://www.irishcentral.com/news/irelands-favorite-liquor

11 Things You Should Know About Heaven Hill Distillery

The largest family-owned and operated distillery in the U.S. It’s also the second-largest holder of barrels in the world, and one of the country’s largest spirits suppliers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/heaven-hill-distillery/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=93eede6f8c-OCT_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-93eede6f8c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-93eede6f8c-38937345&mc_cid=93eede6f8c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A TV Series Chronicling Anheuser-Busch Family Story Is Coming

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 101 Studios, the studio behind hit cable TV show Yellowstone, is developing the series entitled Under the Influence.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/anheuser-busch-budweiser-series/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=93eede6f8c-OCT_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-93eede6f8c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-93eede6f8c-38937345&mc_cid=93eede6f8c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A Wine Guide to Hawaii, Island by Island

Hawaii also boasts a handful of homegrown wineries.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/07/hawaii-wine-guide-island-by-island/

The three inventions that created the modern wine world

Whenever anyone discusses the history of wine, three men generally go unmentioned

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/three-inventions-created-modern-wine-world

Are Wine Ambassadors Worth the Time and Money?

The role of the ambassador has been expanding in the last 10 years.

https://acevola.blogspot.com/2019/10/are-wine-ambassadors-worth-time-and.html

RIBERA DEL DUERO COUNCIL APPROVES DO STATUS FOR WHITE WINE

315 or so producers across the DO to produce and sell white wines using the DO label on the bottle. Previously, white wine production in Ribera del Duero was limited to one protected geographical indication, Castilla y Leon IGP, and accounted for less than 3% of the region’s wine production.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/ribera-del-duero-council-approves-do-status-for-white-wine/

THIS IS RIOJA’S ‘FIRST’ OFFICIAL SINGLE VINEYARD WINE

Called Canterabuey, it is the first Rioja wine to gain a Viñedo Singular certification.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/spanish-estate-launches-riojas-first-certified-single-vineyard-wine/

How Red Wine is Made

Red wine production requires no cooking or ingredients besides grapes, yeast and, usually, sulfur dioxide as a preservative.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/08/how-red-wine-is-made/

Whiskey Pods Are Tailor-Made for American Drinkers

The pods drew quick comparisons to everything from Jell-O shots to Gushers fruit snacks, in addition to the laundry-detergent capsules that became a meme in 2018 after several dozen teens ate them on YouTube.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/10/scotch-pods/599662/

Sam Adams Is Releasing a $200 Beer That’s Illegal in Over a Dozen States

The brewery describes it as having “a deep, rich, malty smoothness reminiscent of a vintage Port, Cognac, or fine Sherry.”

IN STOCK SOON!

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/sam-adams-utopias-2019

Tanqueray launches Citrus Heart cocktail bitters

La Pietra, of Sub Astor in São Paulo, collaborated with Diageo global cocktailian Lauren Mote to create the Tanqueray No. Ten Tropical Citrus Heart Bitters inspired by ingredients from the Amazon rainforest.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/tanqueray-launches-citrus-heart-cocktail-bitters/

Catena Branches Into Natural Wine

Argentinian winery Bodega y Viñedos Catena is launching La Marchigiana, a trio of natural wines that pays homage to the Catena family’s winemaking roots in 19th-century Italy. The limited-production bottlings of Criolla Chica, Chardonnay, and Bonarda are fermented and aged in tinajas, traditional clay pots like those used by winery founder Nicola Catena when he arrived in Argentina from Le Marche, Italy, more than 100 years ago. Each of the three varieties is a 2017 vintage, now available in the U.S. through MundoVino, a division of Winebow, retailing at $35 a 750-ml. The Catena brand sells approximately 165,000 cases annually, according to Impact Databank.

Sonoma County wineries continue the grape harvest using backup power

The preemptive power shutdown to help curtail potential fires comes at a crucial time as wineries are taking in late red grape varieties into their crush pads along the North Coast

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/10152465-181/many-sonoma-county-wineries-have

Autolysis: When Yeast Die for the Wine Drinker’s Pleasure

When yeast have completed their primary task and fermentable sugars have turned to alcohol, the energetic yeast begin to rest and settle to the bottom of the fermentation vessel. Many styles of wine require winemakers to then rack, or move, the wine into another vessel and away from a majority of the yeast.

https://growlermag.com/autolysis-when-yeast-die-for-the-wine-drinkers-pleasure/

Everything You Need to Know About Hosting a Fall Wine Tasting Party

Here’s what you need to know for a successful sipping soiree.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/209195/wine-tasting-party-tips/

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Virginia Wine

Virginia ranks sixth in the nation’s top wine-producing states

https://vinepair.com/articles/heres-everything-you-need-to-know-about-virginia-wine-infographic/

Meet Bolé, Italy’s Newest Sparkling Wine Made In Romagna

Bolé is the first expression of Novebolle, Italy’s newest Spumante DOC, and is part of a larger cultural project designed to put Romagna on the map.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/liviahengel/2019/10/09/meet-bole-spumante-sparkling-wine-romagna/#1635f2d36769

Are Restaurant Wine Pairings Worth It?

In theory, it’s a fun and liberating way to experience drinks that you might otherwise not sample, thoughtfully paired with each dish.

https://vinepair.com/articles/are-restaurant-wine-pairings-worth-it/

How Wine Importers Are Reacting to Trump’s New Tariffs

A silver lining for consumers is that though the price of some wines will almost certainly increase, overall, wine drinkers shouldn’t see the full cost of these import duties.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/wine-importers-reacting-trumps-tariffs-162524278.html

Boston Needs to Reform Its Liquor Licensing Laws. Here’s How

The prohibitive cost of a liquor license creates an enormous barrier to entry and perverse incentives.

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/2019/10/10/liquor-license-reform/

Introducing The Oenobeer, A Cross Between Beer And Wine

Oenobeer, a new type of liquid that tastes something like a mix between beer, wine, and mead.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kennygould/2019/10/10/introducing-the-oenobeer-a-cross-between-beer-and-wine/#45c39ff71bb4

Baker’s Bourbon

Beam Suntory has revamped Baker’s Bourbon, keeping its seven-year age minimum and proof, but switching the whiskey to a single barrel bottling. The 53.5% abv Bourbon will also receive new packaging featuring the specific age of the barrel, the warehouse where it aged, and the barreling date. The new single barrel Baker’s will retail at $60. To commemorate the change, the company is also releasing the first limited-edition Baker’s bottling—a 13-year-old single barrel expression—positioned at $99 a 750-ml. Both the newly rebranded Baker’s and the brand’s limited-edition whiskey are now available across the U.S. Baker’s had U.S. volume of 7,000 cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

CARLSBERG UNVEILS ‘WORLD’S FIRST’ PAPER BEER BOTTLE

The bottle forms part of Carlsberg’s Together Towards Zero initiative, which includes a commitment to reach zero carbon emissions and a 30% reduction in its “full-value-chain carbon footprint” by 2030.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/carlsberg-unveils-worlds-first-paper-beer-bottle/

Pliny the Elder, the First Wine Critic and Why He Still Matters

He may have also been one of the first wine critics.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/10/pliny-the-elder-first-wine-critic/

Why you don’t put wine in a blender, and the other wine gaffes of ‘Succession’

Should we all be hyper-decanting?!

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/movies-tv/why-you-dont-put-wine-in-a-blender-and-the-other-wine-gaffes-of-succession

America’s Favorite Wine Grapes

What do Zinfandel, Riesling, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc all have in common? Well, for a start, none of them even make the top 10 of America’s favorite wine grapes.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/10/americas-favorite-wine-grapes

Blind Tasting Wine Is a Cool Party Trick That’s Professionally Invaluable

The ability to identify a wine “blind” might seem like little more than a party trick to those outside the wine trade, but many industry professionals believe it’s an invaluable skill.

https://vinepair.com/articles/blind-tasting-wine-professionals/

Guided Bug & Wine Pairing

Like a wine and cheese pairing, minus the cheese (and plus the bugs)!

https://www.atlasobscura.com/experiences/guided-bug-wine-pairing

What’s in Your Wine?

Wine has a reputation as a simple, one-ingredient drink. But that all-natural street cred can be misleading.

https://drfranklipman.com/2019/10/11/whats-in-your-wine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=whats-in-your-wine

‘Weed moms’ are the new ‘wine moms’

Parents.com told ABC News’ Good Morning Americathat more moms are opening up about their marijuana use than ever before.

https://wtop.com/health-fitness/2019/10/weed-moms-are-the-new-wine-moms/

 

How some white wine is actually made from red grapes

Grape juice in itself always comes white, as the skin is responsible for the color which ends up in your glass.

https://www.mylondon.news/news/uk-world-news/how-white-wine-actually-made-17058274

 

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Liquor Industry News 10-14-19

October 14, 2019

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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10-14-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How Meditation Can Make Your Champagne Taste Better

US to impose 25% tariff on single malt Scotch and MORE!

Hershey’s and Yuengling make chocolate beer

 

An Introduction to Five of Australia’s Cool-Climate Wine Regions

A look at five of Australia’s cool climate wine regions and the wines to get to know in them.

https://vinepair.com/articles/australias-cool-climate-wine-regions-infographic/

 

Sterling Vineyards 375 ml Aluminum Bottles

Sterling released these bottles for summer sipping, but they will be perfect all year long

https://www.augustachronicle.com/lifestyle/20190929/wine-time-sterling-vineyards-375-ml-aluminum-bottles

 

Hard Seltzer Is Killing The Market

The millennial-driven focus on drinking “healthy” and less frequently has driven interest in these beverages.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2019/09/27/hard-seltzer-is-killing-the-market/#7fc0e16957ef

 

14 Things You Should Know About Baileys

Baileys is now one of Ireland’s most successful exports.

https://vinepair.com/articles/baileys-cream-irish/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d9c0878ff-OCT_1_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d9c0878ff-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3d9c0878ff-38937345&mc_cid=3d9c0878ff&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What Are Those Holes On Top Or Cork Capsule

A friend told me that preservatives are injected into wine corks through the foil capsule or plastic sleeve, as indicated by the small holes in the seal. This seems unlikely to me. Is it true?

Those tiny holes in the capsule sure cause a lot of confusion! No, they are not a sign of something injected into the bottle, nor are they there to let the cork breathe.

Rather, those tiny perforations act as a vent to allow air to escape when the capsule is being put on the bottle. They allow for a tighter, wrinkle-free fit without any air trapped in the capsule.

 

 

An Interview On The Pros And Cons Of Alcohol Studies And Warnings

There is a movement to get the U.S. Federal Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to expand its mandated health warning on beverage alcohol to include rotating messages linking alcohol consumption to cancer.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/09/27/an-interview-on-the-pros-and-cons-of-alcohol-studies-and-warnings/#4bec7416b60a

 

The Dos and Don’ts of Partying at Wineries, According to People Who Work There

So let’s say you find a tasting room that does accept groups or host parties. How do you know what to do and avoid at your event?

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-dos-donts-wine-tasting-room-parties/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d9c0878ff-OCT_1_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d9c0878ff-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3d9c0878ff-38937345&mc_cid=3d9c0878ff&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Cîroc adds limited edition White Grape flavor to range

Released for the festive season, Cîroc White Grape is distilled five times before being infused with a blend of “ripe white grapes” and “other natural flavors”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/ciroc-adds-limited-edition-white-grape-flavour-to-range/

 

Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine

Records going back 700 years show that Burgundy’s wine grapes have been feeling the heat of the past three decades.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/09/wine-harvest-dates-earlier-climate-change/

 

What Part of Reality Are You Missing? Augmenting Smart Packaging

What are customers looking for in wine packaging that most wineries are ignoring or missing at this point?

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/09/30/what-part-of-reality-are-you-missing

 

The Price of State Control for Wine

How prices compared in Pennsylvania – a state where all alcohol is sold via state-owned stores – with the rest of the country.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/10/the-price-of-state-control-for-wine

 

Wine labels on the brain

A recent study rooted in neuromarketing shows that designers and consumers may have different ideas about ‘good’ design

https://packagingeurope.com/wine-labels-on-the-brain/

Is Beer Gluten-Free?

This article examines the gluten content of beer and how much gluten is in several main types, as well as whether any are safe for individuals with celiac disease.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/does-beer-have-gluten

ARE FARMHOUSE ALES ACTUALLY MADE ON FARMS?

Not anymore, but they used to be.

Farmhouse ales used to exist out of necessity. For centuries, drinking beer was safer than drinking water. European farmers needed a beverage that was low enough in alcohol so they could still accomplish their daily tasks, while also gaining a bit of sustenance; thus, the farmhouse ale was born. These beers are traditionally made with ingredients found on the farm and can be a bit funky and smell like straw or hay. Farmers would usually brew these beers in the winter and then drink them through the entire growing season up until the point of harvest.

Farmhouse ales were all but dead until the craft beer industry revived them. You’ll most often see them on brewers tap lists around harvest time. It’s unlikely now that your average farmhouse ale was actually made on a farm, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious.

New Jack

Jack Daniel’s is introducing Tennessee Apple, a blend of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and apple liqueur. Launched this month, Tennessee Apple is at 35% abv and is in national distribution in 50-ml., 375-ml., 750-ml., and 1-liter bottles, retailing for $27 a 750-ml. It joins Tennessee Honey and Tennessee Fire in the Jack Daniel’s flavor portfolio. Tennessee Honey and Fire combined for over 1.1 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

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Hershey’s and Yuengling make chocolate beer

The 4.5% ABV brew will be available on draft only

https://nypost.com/2019/10/02/hersheys-and-yuengling-make-chocolate-beer-where-to-find-it/

 

It’s Impossible to Define ‘Sessionable’ in Craft Beer

Definitions of “session beer” abound on the Internet, from stories of sustaining World War I shell factory workers, to low-proof beers that pair well with weed.

https://vinepair.com/articles/craft-beer-session-definition/

 

A beginners’ guide to pairing beer and food

Why not pair these fancy dishes with beer?

https://theknow.denverpost.com/2019/10/02/beginners-guide-pairing-beer-food-gabf/225227/

 

 

US to impose 25% tariff on single malt Scotch and MORE!

The US government revealed its intentions to impose a 25% import tariff on EU goods, including single malt Scotch whisky, single malt Irish whiskey, liqueurs, cordials and wine on 18 October 2019.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/us-slaps-25-tariff-on-scotch-whisky/

Trump’s proposed cheese and wine tariffs rile Europeans

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe-decries-proposed-us-tariffs-on-french-wine-italian-cheese-and-other-products/2019/10/03/2dab6dd9-89fb-403c-8f1d-77edd5cd29db_story.html

Do new U.S. wine tariffs mean the end of most $10 European wine?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/do-new-us-wine-tariffs-mean-the-end-of-most-10-european-wine/

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https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/EU_Large_Civil_Aircraft_Final_Product_List.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1oWcK_JnQOCHUrPKVz3mQ6p9ce-RJwJHMq2smLcKgpsdlVtcD13lqbf7c

 

MASTER OF SCOTCH’ COURSE LAUNCHED

Claiming to be the first set of “specialized and rigorous” qualifications dedicated to Scotch

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/master-of-scotch-course-launched/

 

THE WINE AMBASSADORS ACADEMY – A NEW INITIATIVE IN EDUCATION

No stuffy classrooms and boring lectures, this is about interactive, business-orientated sessions given by MWs, MSs and wine experts at the top of their game, whose objective is to help you learn the most about a specific region or wine in a dynamic environment.

https://wineambassadorsacademy.com

 

Bartenders Are Giving Portugal’s Historic Rainwater Madeira a 21st-Century Reboot

Rainwater Madeira is usually made with Tinta Negra Mole grapes, and is fresh-tasting and medium dry.

https://vinepair.com/articles/rainwater-madeira-best-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dd19b22f1b-OCT_3_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dd19b22f1b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dd19b22f1b-38937345&mc_cid=dd19b22f1b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

For beer or sparkling wine, stop trying to pour away the foam

Foam acts as a slow-release valve for a beer’s delicate aromas. Not to mention the other excellent thing about foam: its texture.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/For-beer-or-sparkling-wine-stop-trying-to-pour-14486597.php

 

 

Which Wines Have the Least Sugar?

Love a glass of wine, but monitoring your sugar intake? Get ready to say “cheers” to these options!

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/packages/ultimate-wine-guide/wine-least-sugar

 

Measuring Wine’s Apathy Problem

Wine has an apathy problem in restaurants. Only 31 percent of diners order wine first when they sit down for a meal, while the rest choose beer or spirits to get things rolling

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=220477

 

Priorat Reds Raise the Question: Style or Identity?

From its modern inception, Priorat has generally been a burly wine, rich and alcoholic, as garnacha and cariñena, also known by their French names grenache and carignan, can often be. Yet over the last 20 years it has rarely stayed the same.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/dining/drinks/wine-review-priorat-reds.html

 

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione: Exploring The Controversial Category

Back in 2014, when the new category of Chianti Classico Gran Selezione was launched, the response was…complicated.

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/chianti-classico-gran-selezione-exploring-the-controversial-category/

 

How Meditation Can Make Your Champagne Taste Better

Meditation techniques for your next wine tasting

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/03/meditation-make-champagne-taste-better/

 

Boldly going where no palate has gone before: A Star Trek wine tasting

The inaugural collection of Star Trek wines includes a 2016 Chateau Picard Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux and a 2017 Special Reserve United Federation of Planets Old Vine Zinfandel.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/10/boldly-going-where-no-palette-has-gone-before-a-star-trek-wine-tasting/

 

5 Vineyard Experiences That Go Beyond Your Typical Tasting

In this age of experiential and photo-op-driven journeying, more and more travelers are looking to find the unexpected in their winery and wine region visits; many are not necessarily all about the grapes.

https://www.vogue.com/article/vineyard-experiences-that-go-beyond-your-typical-tasting

 

TOP 100 BEST BUYS OF 2019

Wine Enthusiast Top 100

We Have Many In Stock!

https://www.winemag.com/toplists/top-100-best-buys-2019/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 10-07-19

October 7, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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10-07-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Is Wine Really Healthier Than Beer?

Unraveling the Secrets of Cognac

A Surprising Connection Between Prohibition and the Early Bird Special

 

BUDWEISER TO SCRAP PLASTIC PACKAGING ON BEER

The UK arm of brewing giant AB InBev has announced plans to scrap plastic rings from its entire range

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/budweiser-to-scrap-plastic-packaging-on-beer/

The Six Cocktails You Need to Know to Understand All Cocktails Ever

They are the Old FashionedMartiniDaiquiriSidecar, Whiskey Highball, and Flip.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-important-cocktails-recipe-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=71a1ec08cc-SEPT_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-71a1ec08cc-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-71a1ec08cc-38937345&mc_cid=71a1ec08cc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Oregon Wine Continues Its Ascent, Driven By Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir remains Oregon’s calling card. The varietal made up nearly 60% of the state’s production last year. Longtime Oregon player King Estate sold its Acrobat label to Foley Family Wines last year, but recently reloaded with a new Willamette Valley Pinot Noir brand called Inscription, producing 10,000 cases for the first year. The King Estate brand itself was at about 111,000 cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

Wine & Milk in Decline Due to Changing Science

In much the same way as milk and red meat lost demand with the consumer, wine is losing today in the popular narrative because of negative studies that often start with an agenda to reduce consumption.

http://svbwine.blogspot.com/2019/09/wine-milk-in-decline-due-to-changing.html?m=0

Key terms to help you find the bottle of your dreams

Here are common wine tasting terms to describe the flavors and textures of wine, with brief explanations that can help you interpret tasting notes or those wine-geek conversations at dinner parties.

https://www.dailyrepublic.com/all-dr-news/wires/features/food/wine-101-key-terms-to-help-you-find-the-bottle-of-your-dreams/

App boosts bottle smarts for drinkers, makers alike

Through QR code and imaging recognition technology, they can also tell you the wine’s profile, tasting notes, awards and accolades, how it’s drinking and what to pair it with.

https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/business/app-boosts-bottle-smarts-for-drinkers-makers-alike/article_6fbe1d00-dcba-11e9-9e81-af6dc4aaa13b.html

HANGOVERS ARE AN ‘ILLNESS’ SAYS GERMAN COURT

“By an illness, one should understand even small or temporary disruptions to the normal state or normal activity of the body.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/hangovers-are-an-illness-says-german-court/

 

New Prisoner

The Prisoner Wine Co., part of the Constellation portfolio, has introduced its first Pinot Noir. Retailing at $55 a 750-ml., the new bottling is called Eternally Silenced and is debuting with 11,000 cases for the inaugural vintage. Rolling out nationally, Eternally Silenced is 95% Pinot Noir and 5% Syrah/Viognier, sourced 25% from Santa Barbara, 25% from Sonoma Coast, 20% from Napa Valley, 20% from Edna Valley, and 10% from Monterey. The Prisoner was up 14% to 200,000 cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

New Bud

Anheuser-Busch InBev has partnered with Jim Beam to debut Budweiser Reserve Black Lager. The second collaborative effort between the two companies—following Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager—the new entry is at 7.1% abv and is aged on six-year Jim Beam Bourbon barrel staves. Budweiser Reserve Black Lager will be available from October through December in stubby glass bottles, as well as in a 22-ounce bomber bottle gift box. Budweiser ranked fourth among all beer brands in the U.S. last year at 12.2 million barrels, down 6%, according to Impact Databank.

 

The Portland Trail Blazers Just Got Their Own Wine to Celebrate 50 Years of Basketball

Fans can now officially buy Portland Trail Blazers Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a29192122/portland-trail-blazers-wine-50-anniversary/

VINAER WINE AERATOR-Newly Designed for Wine Drinkers

With the Vinaer, the true flavors of the wine are brought out and the finish is improved. The Vinaer enables the wine to be experienced as the winemaker intended it to be.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwfood-wine/article/VINAER-WINE-AERATOR-Newly-Designed-for-Wine-Drinkers-20190923

Meet the Italian ‘drunk cheese’ that’s soaked in wine

A heavenly hybrid, drunk cheese, whatever you call ubriaco, the wine-soaked (yes, wine-soaked) cheese hailing from northern Italy’s Veneto region

https://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2019/09/24/meet-italian-drunk-cheese-thats-soaked-wine

This interactive machine makes art out of wine

Spilled wine may be a hassle to clean up, but you might also observe that it makes interesting patterns.

https://blog.arduino.cc/2019/09/23/this-interactive-machine-makes-art-out-of-wine/

Why organic wine could be better for you

We’ve all heard of organic wine, but what does it really mean? And how is it different to natural wine? And does it have health benefits that conventional wine doesn’t have?

https://www.bhg.com.au/is-organic-wine-better-for-you

Blue Moon Light Sky, Coors Peak among MillerCoors efforts to transform portfolio

MillerCoors plans to launch four new beers in 2020 as part of a continued effort to reach a rapidly transforming base of drinkers migrating toward more-flavorful, better-for-you options.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/blue-moon-light-sky-coors-peak-among-millercoors-efforts-transform-portfolio

Baileys launches alcohol-free RTD cans

The new Baileys Cold Brew cans come in Irish Cream and Salted Caramel flavours, with further line extensions due to launch in 2020.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/baileys-launches-alcohol-free-rtds/

Does Alcohol Expire? The Lowdown on Liquor, Beer, and Wine

This article explains tells you all you need to know about alcohol expiration, exploring various drinks and their safety.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/does-alcohol-expire

Did Humans Once Live by Beer Alone?

The proponents of the beer-before-bread idea noted that the earliest grains might have actually been more suitable for brewing than for baking.

https://daily.jstor.org/did-humans-once-live-by-beer-alone-an-oktoberfest-tale/

How White Wine is Made

In reality, the process takes twists and turns at each stage, even though grape juice and yeast are the only necessary ingredients.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/24/how-white-wine-is-made/

12 Nights Of Wine Advent Calendar

The wine delivery service launched its 12 Nights of Wine box four years ago, calling it the world’s first-ever wine advent calendar.

https://www.delish.com/entertaining/wine/a29210024/vinebox-12-nights-of-wine-advent-calendar-2019/

The Only Wine and Cheese Pairing Cheat Sheet You Need

Here’s an expert guide to pairing wine and cheese like a pro.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/popular-ingredients/wine-cheese-pairing

Bartles & Jaymes Disappeared After the ’80s. Now, It’s Making Wine Coolers…Cool Again.

The king of wine coolers is back with new cans and new flavors.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a29189567/bartles-and-jaymes-wine-coolers-return/

The mysterious and not fully understandable wine defect popping up in natural wines: mouse

You can’t smell it. At first, you can’t taste it. But once you do, you’ll wish you’d never opened the bottle.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/There-s-a-mouse-in-your-wine-14465005.php?psid=ozPg8

 

 

Following The Cocktail Trend, Salted Beer Is Happening

Now, it seems, that salt is making a return into the beer sector as well.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilycappiello/2019/09/25/following-the-cocktail-trend-salted-beer-is-happening/#21545cd820f9

 

Walking Dead Bourbon

In October, Diageo will release The Walking Dead Kentucky Straight Bourbon, a limited edition celebrating the Robert Kirkman comic book series. The 47% abv whiskey is bottled under the new Spirits of the Apocalypse brand, a partnership between Diageo and Skybound Entertainment, the company behind the Walking Dead comics.

The whiskey’s bottle features numerous references to the series, including the signature of protagonist Rick Grimes, and the symbols of four factions trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. This first release in the Spirits of the Apocalypse series will be available across the U.S. for a limited time for a suggested price of $35 a 750-ml. According to USA Today, only 30,000 cases will be produced.

The move represents another entertainment tie-in for Diageo, which has had success with its Game of Thrones-themed Scotch whiskies. Johnnie Walker White Walker, for example, sold nearly 80,000 cases in the U.S. in only a partial year on the market in 2018, earning Impact “Hot Prospect” honors.

Should White Wines Ever Be Decanted?

Most consumers shy away from decanting white wines

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/25/should-white-wines-ever-be-decanted/

 

 

Guide to Beer and Wine

Use this guide to beer and wine at home, on vacation, or during your next event, and remember to drink responsibly!

https://www.sunrvresorts.com/blog/beer-wine-guide/

 

The best iPhone apps for wine lovers

Discover new flavors, read about a wine’s history, or find the closest place to buy a bottle; these are the best iPhone apps for wine lovers.

https://www.idownloadblog.com/2019/09/25/best-iphone-apps-for-wine-lovers/

Maison Louis Jadot’s First Oregon Venture Resonates in Carlton

Sometimes a place just hits the right cord. For Maison Louis Jadot, that place is Résonance in Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA.

IN STOCK

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=220083

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KOSHU FROM JAPAN

The Koshu grape that’s become the primary focus for Japanese vignerons looking to stand out in the market at home and abroad.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/everything-you-need-to-know-about-koshu-from-japan/

Six Ways to Get More Out of Your Vodka

Here’s everything you need to know about how to get the most enjoyment out of this beloved spirit

https://vinepair.com/articles/six-ways-to-get-more-out-of-your-vodka/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c6275bdde-SEPT_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&mc_cid=7c6275bdde&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Seven of the Best Whiskeys for Irish Coffee, Ranked

Rather than mess with this tried and tested recipe, we wanted to explore which of Ireland’s whiskeys works best in this mix.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-whiskey-for-irish-coffee/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c6275bdde-SEPT_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&mc_cid=7c6275bdde&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Hard Seltzer Advent Calendars Are Here for a Truly Festive Christmas

Its promises to be a White Claw Christmas.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/hard-seltzer-advent-calendar/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c6275bdde-SEPT_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&mc_cid=7c6275bdde&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

A Surprising Connection Between Prohibition and the Early Bird Special

In a way, Prohibition and the early bird special set the stage for the wholesome lifestyles teetotalers had hoped for — affordable family meals and a safe return home before dark.

https://vinepair.com/articles/early-bird-prohibition-drinks-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c6275bdde-SEPT_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&mc_cid=7c6275bdde&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Knob Creek

Beam Suntory has launched Knob Creek Quarter Oak, the latest limited time offering for the brand. The 50% abv whiskey was blended from standard Knob Creek and a variant that matured for a minimum of four years in quarter cask American oak barrels before bottling. According to the company, the whiskey from the quarter casks adds deeper and richer oak notes compared to the standard bottling. Knob Creek Quarter Oak is now available across the U.S. for a suggested price of $50 a bottle.

 

New Guinness

Guinness has added a new stout to its portfolio, straight from the brand’s Open Gate Brewery in Maryland. Guinness Over the Moon Milk Stout is a 5.3% abv beer brewed with roasted barley and lactose for a rich, slightly bitter-sweet brew, according to owner Diageo Beer Co. The beer, a permanent addition to the family, is now available in Boston, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans for around $11. Beginning in November, it will be available nationwide for a limited time.

 

POLICE DISMANTLE GRAPE HARVEST HUMAN TRAFFICKING RING

Police in France and Bulgaria, supported by agencies Europol and Eurojust, have busted a human trafficking ring centring around workers used to harvest grapes in France.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/police-dismantle-grape-harvest-human-trafficking-ring/

Putting canned wine in perspective

No, canned wine is not the end of the universe. So why do we keep hearing that it is?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/putting-canned-wine-in-perspective/

These products make wine drinking more fun

The world of wine product creators has taken a more humorous approach to some of its latest offerings

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/fun-wine-gifts-and-accessories/

PureWine Wants to Take the Hangover Out of Wine Drinking

The product has proved life-changing for customers who can once again enjoy both the experience and health benefits of wine

https://www.americaninno.com/austin/inno-news/purewine-wants-to-take-the-hangover-out-of-wine-drinking/

Unraveling the Secrets of Cognac

Cognac generally does not have an age stated on the bottle

https://vinous.com/articles/unraveling-the-secrets-of-cognac-sep-2019

 

AVA Map Explorer

Use the American Viticultural Area (AVA) Map Explorer to view the boundaries of all established and proposed AVAs.

https://www.ttb.gov/wine/ava-map-explorer?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=db277f4c53-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_27_06_53&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-db277f4c53-64683881

 

Is Wine Really Healthier Than Beer?

Beer may have gotten a bad rap

https://time.com/5688130/wine-beer-health/

 

Sumac, Wine and Lemon Skillet Chicken

The wine-infused, garlicky pan sauce is made to drizzle over the crisped-up chicken skin

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/sumac-wine-lemon-skillet-chicken/

 

Should you sip or slurp your wine?

When sipping wine, you do so in a slow, deliberate manner.

https://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20190929/off-vine-should-you-sip-or-slurp-your-wine

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 09-30-19

September 30, 2019

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09-30-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Bacardi turns used plastic straws into vinyl records

Which NFL Stadium Has the Biggest Beer and Wine Selection?

Basketball star Michael Jordan launches Tequila

 

MACALLAN PARTNERS WITH PANTONE FOR NEW RELEASE

The Macallan said in a release that it saw parallels between making whisky and blending colours to create new shades and as purple is one of the most complex colours of the rainbow, it was felt to be a suitable choice to represent this particular malt.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/macallan-partners-with-pantone-for-new-release/

MAIL ORDER WINE EDUCATION SERVICE LAUNCHED

Subscribers to The Wine List receive two bottles of wine and study guides through their door each month with the aim of helping them to better navigate a wine list or supermarket aisle by getting to grips with their wine preferences.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/mail-order-wine-education-service-launched/

 

Top spirits for TV and film fans

Whether it’s imbibers drinking like their favourite film stars, distillers immersing themselves in pop culture, there’s no denying the worlds of spirits and cinema have become intertwined.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/top-spirits-for-tv-and-film-fans/

 

You’ve Heard of Biodynamic Wine. Now, Try Biodynamic Chocolate.

Óbolo Chocolate sources biodynamic berries from a Patagonian farm to use in its craft chocolate bars.

https://vinepair.com/articles/biodynamic-wine-chocolate/

 

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

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

https://vinepair.com/articles/calories-carbs-alcohol-best-selling-hard-seltzers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=54de5b0383-SEPT_17_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-54de5b0383-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-54de5b0383-38937345&mc_cid=54de5b0383&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Unified Theory Of Cooking With Beer has just 1 simple rule

If the beer is brown or amber in color, not too hoppy, and tasty enough for you to drink, you can cook with it.

https://thetakeout.com/unified-theory-of-cooking-with-beer-rule-guide-1838149318

Basketball star Michael Jordan launches Tequila

Jordan partnered with Jeanie Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers, Wes Edens of the Milwaukee Bucks, and Emilia Fazzalari and Wyc Grousbeck of the Boston Celtics to develop the new brand.

IN STOCK!

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/basketball-star-michael-jordan-launches-tequila/

New Patron

Patrón Tequila has introduced its oldest release to date: Extra Añejo 10 Años. The 10-year-old spirit was aged in a mix of American oak and American/Limousin oak barrels and is bottled at 40% abv. The release is packaged in a hand-blown glass bottle modeled after the original Patrón bottle. Patrón Extra Añejo 10 Años is rolling out now across the U.S. for a limited time at a suggested price of $350 a 750-ml. Last year, Bacardi-owned Patrón was up 3% to 2.4 million cases in the U.S., according Impact Databank.

The Best Coffee Table Books for Wine Lovers

A bottle of wine makes a great gift, but a book about wine may end up lasting a bit longer.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicoletrilivas/2019/09/16/the-best-coffee-table-books-for-wine-lovers/#585015b456fb

 

Dallas Cowboys team up with Josh Cellars for a new signature wine

Cowboys Special Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, now available at AT&T Stadium and throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

https://www.dallasnews.com/food/drinks/2019/09/16/dallas-cowboys-team-up-with-josh-cellars-for-a-new-signature-wine/

 

The Best Wine Advent Calendars You Can Get in the U.S.

There are Advent calendar options featuring beer, gin, other spirits, and wine.

http://www.eatingwell.com/syndication/the-best-wine-advent-calendars-you-can-get-in-the-us/

 

Wine No Longer Mixes With Cocktails

Wine brands are low down the list of priorities for major drinks companies and must compete for resources with more prized liquor brands

https://www.wsj.com/articles/wine-no-longer-mixes-with-cocktails-11568367181

 

Barrel Toasting with Infrared Heat

“What is the difference between an infrared toast and toasting over a fire?

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/cooperages-1912.html?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=e637a0b9a9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_17_09_32&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-e637a0b9a9-64683881#whatsnew

 

What Are the Worst Trends in Wine Right Now?

VinePair polled leading wine pros from around the country and asked for their take on the worst trends in wine right now.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sommeliers-worst-wine-trends-2019/

 

Organic sparkling wine DO move sparks new Cava rift

Corpinnat and Classic Penedès producers in Catalonia have joined forces in a bid to create the world’s first certified organic sparkling wine Denominación de Origen (DO-PDO).

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/25910/Organic_sparkling_wine_DO_move_sparks_new_Cava_rift.html

IS DARK RUM THE SAME THING AS AGED RUM?

Not exactly. An aged rum is always a dark rum, but not all dark rums are aged rums. (Rum is a very confusing spirit because labeling regulations are not as strict as with other spirits.)

Barrel aging is what usually gives brown spirits such as rum or whiskey their warm, toasty colors. In the case of rum, however, distillers can use an array of different aging times — a clear spirit takes on the color of a charred barrel very quickly, even if the flavors take longer to develop — or skip the barrel entirely and use caramel coloring on their spirits. The result would be dark but not aged.

So if you’re in the market for an aged rum, don’t rely on it being dark alone. Look for a numerical age statement printed on the bottle.

Meet the Wines of Southwest France

Once overshadowed by its neighbor, Bordeaux, Southwest France is seeing a surge in popularity, thanks to its standout wines made from the 300 grape varieties grown in the region.

https://vinepair.com/articles/meet-the-wines-of-southwest-france-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2b706f52e9-SEPT_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2b706f52e9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2b706f52e9-38937345&mc_cid=2b706f52e9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

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New Barefoot

Barefoot is extending its range with a new trio of Fruit Moscatos. The three flavors—Apple, Peach, and Strawberry—double the Gallo brand’s Moscato lineup, which includes Original, Pink, and Red expressions. All three flavors are available in 750-ml. bottles and are available nationwide. Barefoot, the U.S. market’s second-largest brand in volume terms, has averaged annual growth of 13.3% over the past decade, reaching 18.5 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

 

11 of the Best Celebrity Wines

From everyday rosés to dinner-party-worthy reds, here are 11 of our favorite celebrity wines, broken down by category.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/11-best-celebrity-wines-2019/

 

These Are the Wines That Pair Well With Everything, Says a Sommelier

The easiest way to pair wine with food is to think about the region that your food—or wine—comes from.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/beverages/these-are-the-wines-that-pair-well-with-everything-says-a-sommelier/ar-AAHu7T7

What to know about wine regulations

Terroir is the taste of the place that the wine originated, whether it is a small area or a relatively large region.

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/life/columnists/2019/09/18/robert-russell-what-one-should-know-wine-regulations/2357589001/

Which NFL Stadium Has the Biggest Beer and Wine Selection?

Some recent analysis suggests the Seattle Seahawks may feature more drinks diversity than anyone else.

https://www.foodandwine.com/beer/nfl-stadium-beer-wine-menus-variety

The Best Wine for You Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Here’s your perfect pairing based on your zodiac sign.

https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/wine-for-your-zodiac-sign/

 

 

Bogle Vineyards Debuts New Video Series

For the first-time ever, consumers can now hear directly from those who have witnessed the apparition known as The Phantom.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=219790

Bacardi turns used plastic straws into vinyl records

Once enough straws have been collected, the records will be pressed and will be available to purchase

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/bacardi-turns-used-plastic-straws-into-vinyl-records/

Essential Books for Wine Enthusiasts

The confounding joy of wine is the fact that you will never fully master everything there is to know about the topic, but you can sure try—particularly with a few essential books in your library

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2019/09/21/wine-101-essential-books-for-wine-enthusiasts/#6c0c26464091

 

How Climate Change Is Helping British Bubbly to Rival Champagne

While the English certainly know how to drink bubbly, I was shocked that they also know how to make it.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-climate-change-is-helping-british-bubbly-to-rival-champagne

Rosé Shouldn’t Go Away with Summer: 5 Reasons to Sip Rosé Wine This Fall

It’s just as good for sweater weather as it is for swimsuit season.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/207901/rose-fall-wine/

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Liquor Industry News 09-23-19

September 23, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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09-23-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to decode a wine label like a pro

The 25 Most Important IPAs Right Now, Ranked

12 CELEBRITIES WITH THEIR OWN TEQUILA BRANDS

 

A Law Used Against Mobsters May Prevent Cannabis From Hurting Wine

Cannabis crops compete with vineyards for water and they tend to increase the value of land. In addition, some believe cannabis crops have the potential to contaminate grape crops; a recent court case took up that issue, but with a twist.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/09/06/the-law-used-against-mobsters-may-prevent-cannabis-from-hurting-wine/#102f9ae21805

 

That Wine Simile That Everyone Uses

Fine wine is a vague term, that can change meaning depending on who you’re talking to.

https://www.thechoppingblock.com/blog/that-wine-simile-that-everyone-uses

Pumpkin beer in August. Summer Ale in March. Do brewers know what season it is?

You’re just as likely to see Christmas ales pop up before Thanksgiving. Seasonal Irish reds may show up in the depths of winter

https://www.newyorkupstate.com/drinks/2019/09/pumpkin-beer-in-august-summer-ale-in-march-do-brewers-know-what-season-it-is.html

The hard seltzer gamble

The summer is over, but beer companies are banking the hard seltzer trend is here to stay.

https://www.axios.com/hard-seltzer-summer-540ea3c3-3edd-40e3-bfe8-bb15c05060d1.html

Red Blends Are More Popular Than Ever With U.S. Wine Drinkers

Cabernet Sauvignon is the undisputed top-selling red wine varietal in the United States, but the second-most-popular choice is far less specific.

That would be red blends, now sitting at No. 2

https://fortune.com/2019/09/07/red-wine-blends-us-wine-sales/

Massachusetts wine sales post mixed results

It appears that wine sales in Massachusetts will probably end the year as a mixed bag, with solid sales growth for some sectors and little to none for others

https://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20190908/off-vine-massachusetts–wine-sales-post-mixed-results

12 CELEBRITIES WITH THEIR OWN TEQUILA BRANDS

Multiple celebrity-backed tequilas are gold medal winners. For many stars-turned-distillers, this is clearly something more than a vanity project.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/12-celebrities-with-their-own-tequila-brands/

 

 

Jose Cuervo creates Day of the Dead designs

Consumers can purchase the Dia de Muertos Jose Cuervo Silver and Reposado bottles from across the US ahead of the annual celebration, which will take place on 2 November.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/jose-cuervo-creates-day-of-the-dead-designs/

Dewar’s Unveils Caribbean Smooth, The First In A Series Of New Cask-Finished Expressions

Dewar’s Scotch whisky is launching Dewar’s Caribbean Smooth, an 8-year-old, double-aged Scotch finished in Caribbean rum casks. The new release, which carries a retail price of $22, combines up to 40 single malt and grain whiskies aged at least eight years and finished in ex-Caribbean rum casks for around six months. The casks were filled at the Dewar’s aging warehouses in Glasgow.

The Dewar’s plan is for Caribbean Smooth to be the first in a series of cask finishes at this entry-level pricing tier. “Cask finishes have hitherto mainly been confined to single malts or above-$30 blends,” says Brian Cox, vice president, Dewar’s Scotch whisky, North America. “With this series, we intend to bring these flavor profiles to a broader market. We see this as significant, as in the longer term it’s important to feed the entry level in order to have a premiumization ladder.”

Caribbean Smooth follows the Dewar’s “double-aging” process, whereby single grain and single malt whiskies, all matured at least eight years, are blended together and returned to oak casks for about six months. In the case of Caribbean Smooth, the blend is then finished in Caribbean rum casks.

What Are Sulfites in Wine? Everything You Need to Know

This article looks at the uses and side effects of sulfites in wine, plus some easy ways to limit your sulfite intake.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/sulfites-in-wine

You can now enjoy a cup of tea and glass of wine in one drink

Its currently only available in Australian alcohol chain Dan Murphy’s.

https://news.yahoo.com/wine-tea-one-drink-132710149.html

Is wine by the glass a rip-off?

Like most things in life, the answer to whether wine by the glass is a rip-off is pretty much: Well, that depends.

https://thetakeout.com/is-wine-by-the-glass-a-rip-off-1837986444

What’s Amphora Wine?

To geek out just for a second, amphora is something of a misnomer.