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Liquor Industry News 08-05-19

August 5, 2019

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

08-05-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The secret to picking the perfect bottle of wine might be on the back label

Diageo to debut Walking Dead whiskey

American Breweries Survived Prohibition by Making Near-Beer, Baby Formula, and Ice Cream

 

PRINTER INK COSTS 10 TIMES MORE THAN VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE

The ink was also found to be more expensive than both Brent Crude Oil and Chanel No.5 perfume.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/printer-ink-costs-10-times-more-than-vintage-champagne/

 

IS ALL NATURAL WINE ORGANIC?

The short answer to your question is no, but let me explain. Natural wine as a term is not regulated, and several definitions exist. According to Raw Wine, the premier festival devoted to wine we might call natural, “no legal definitions of natural wine currently exist, but various official-ish ones do, set by groups of growers in various countries, including France, Italy and Spain.” These official-ish definitions state that growers should practice organic or biodynamic farming, but, due to geographic diversity and other factors, a winery is not required to be certified organic in order to produce what it calls natural wine. Because of this, one cannot guarantee that every bottle of natural wine is indeed organic.

The moral of the story is that if your goal is to drink organic wine, either make sure the wine is certified as such, or do your research. Many producers say the reason they can’t officially label their wines “organic” is because certification is so expensive. That means it’s on you to make sure you’re buying wine and supporting farmers you believe in.

 

Woman transforms wine-stained outfit into ‘genius’ tie-dye look

With the help of her friends, Walton ordered more wine from the bar and soaked her jumpsuit in the sink to create an impressive tie-dye pattern – another SS19 trend to tick from the list.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/woman-wine-race-day-outfit-tie-dye-120107557.html

 

How to travel the world according to your taste in wine

The particular fusion of grapes, climate and wine-making processes all come together to anchor the memory of that particular destination for years to come.

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/best-wine-countries-a4194041.html

 

The Best Wine Cocktail Recipes for Your Wedding Bar Menu

Between red wine spritzers and champagne punch, these wine cocktail recipes can be the exact answer you were looking for when it comes to finalizing your bar plans.

https://www.brides.com/gallery/best-wine-cocktail-recipes

Rosé Prosecco Doesn’t Actually Exist—But It Will Soon

Nearly 200 producers of Prosecco in Italy make a rosé sparkling wine. But there’s a catch: They cannot legally call it Prosecco.

https://fortune.com/2019/07/21/rose-prosecco/

 

PINA COLADA WINE PUNCH

It has all of those classic pineapple and coconut flavors mixed with sweet moscato wine for one heck of a refreshing party punch.

https://www.missinthekitchen.com/pina-colada-wine-punch/

 

Hot brand Josh Cellars propels Napa Valley’s Joseph Carr Wines from near bankruptcy to success

Napa Valley-based Joseph Carr Wines has rocketed to production of nearly 3 million cases this year, and plans call for that to grow to 5 million in coming years.

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/napacounty/9801848-181/joseph-carr-josh-cellars-wine-business

 

From Apollo 11 engineer to winemaker

He’s been at the helm of Henry Estate Winery ever since, producing award-winning wine in the heart of the Umpqua Valley.

https://www.khou.com/article/tech/science/aerospace/apollo-11/from-apollo-11-engineer-to-winemaker/285-110b7c0f-0e6e-4d76-99bb-533eb76c8647

What is the point of replica wines?

The bargains on offer from Replica Wines, a young company based in Colorado, are quite similar. Buyers of its $20.00 Retrofit can get four bottles for the price of one bottle of Far Niente, the Napa wine on which it is based.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/what-point-replica-wines

 

9 Things You Should Know About White Claw Hard Seltzer

Wondering what the hype is about?

https://vinepair.com/articles/white-claw-alcohol-hard-seltzer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6549403ac5-JUL_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6549403ac5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6549403ac5-38937345&mc_cid=6549403ac5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

6 expert tips for reading a beer label

I surveyed several local experts for tips on how to select the perfect craft beer.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2019/07/22/expert-tips-for-reading-beer-label/ECmSwyo4uq3F6BfKiR3l1K/story.html

 

Campari: a brand history

Campari’s global sales are around 3.5 million cases, but that could grow exponentially if you think of the success of Aperol that has boomed thanks to the popularity of Prosecco

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/campari-a-brand-history/

 

WORLD’S FIRST SPARKLING WINE MADE IN COMPLETE DARKNESS LAUNCHED

Called Untouched by Light, the fizz is made from Chardonnay grapes grown in Slovenia’s Gornja Radgona region picked on “moonless nights”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/worlds-first-sparkling-wine-made-in-complete-darkness-launched/

 

THE ART OF WINE

Fine art and fine wine are enjoying a golden age at auction.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/in-focus-the-art-of-wine/

GIN MADE FROM PEAS COULD LIMIT SPIRIT’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Unlike wheat, peas do not need nitrogen fertiliser, which can result in air and water pollution.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/gin-made-from-peas-could-limit-spirits-environmental-impact/

Vodka’s Super-Premium Leaders

Cheez-It and a boxed wine company are teaming up.

House Wine and Kellog are partnering to sell a wine-and-Cheez-It box — that’s a box of red wine and box of Cheez-Its, not Cheez-it flavored wine — for a limited time.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/23/business/cheez-it-wine/index.html

How To Find Great Wine At A Grocery Store For Under $20

Whether at a local package shop or a warehouse-sized superstore, superior wines are waiting to be hauled in at the $10-$20 range. In fact, survey after survey shows that even those with so-called ‘sophisticated’ palates, fail to reliably recognize the difference between a $50 bottle and a $15 when tasted blind.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradjaphe/2019/07/22/how-to-find-great-wine-at-a-grocery-store-for-under-20/#1996e63b5d81

What The White Wine Emoji Says About How We Communicate In 2019

This week the The Unicode Technical Committee (UTC) will meet at the Microsoft Campus in Washington State, and before it rests the proposal for a white wine emoji.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2019/07/22/what-the-white-wine-emoji-says-about-how-we-communicate-in-2019/#6079db7d4394

What the Supreme Court Said—and Didn’t Say—About Wine

Direct shipping advocates, who believe the laws in 37 states forbidding out-of-state retailers from shipping wine are unconstitutional, have said the decision effectively renders those laws dead. The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America issued a statement saying, basically, that nothing has changed.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-the-supreme-court-said-and-didn-t-say-about-wine

 

This Is the Easiest (and Most Fun!) Way to Make Wine Slushies

Rabbit Freezeable Cocktail Maker

https://www.thekitchn.com/wine-slushies-rabbit-review-22935351?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Category%2FChannel%3A+main

 

Yao Ming’s post-NBA retirement plan in the Napa Valley’s wine business falls victim to China’s tit-for-tat tariffs on US products

Yao Family Wines’ export business dropped by half over the past year

https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3019719/yao-mings-post-nba-retirement-plan-napa-valleys-wine

 

Should the FTC allow the Gallo/Constellation deal?

Gallo is already the largest wine producer in the world. In April, it agreed to buy 30 wine brands from Constellation for $1.7 billion. But the Federal Trade Commission is holding up the sale, presumably to see if it would make the wine industry less competitive.

https://blog.wblakegray.com/2019/07/should-ftc-allow-galloconstellation-deal.html?fbclid=IwAR2KDxdZubzpmdpaUV4jgD0GcwwTGK4siBsaO2up0JXRqp-xWmdMef8GsGg

 

Woodford Reserve adds wheat whiskey to line-up

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey is available globally. The expression is based on “historical recipes” but is influenced by the core Woodford Reserve Bourbon.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/woodford-reserve-adds-wheat-whiskey-to-line-up/

 

You’ve Probably Never Tried the World’s Most Popular Liquor

Baijiu has been around for thousands of years.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/chinese-baijiu-liquor

 

TEQUILA AND MEZCAL TRENDS

The appetite for agave shows no sign of diminishing. With the likes of Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney, pop star Justin Timberlake, singer Rita Ora and Sex and the City’s Chris Noth putting their names behind Tequila and mezcal, the influence of celebrities in the category is marked.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/in-focus-tequila-and-mezcal-trends/

 

TECH STARTUP DEVELOPS APP THAT CAN TRANSLATE WINE LABELS

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

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/tech-startup-develops-app-that-can-translate-wine-labels/

 

The Most Popular Beer Brands in America (Map)

Bud Light is the most searched-for beer in 22 of the 35 states with data available

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-beers-every-state-usa-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6c64c1cf6d-SET_TO_DATE_COPY_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6c64c1cf6d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6c64c1cf6d-38937345&mc_cid=6c64c1cf6d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Pinot Noir

Treasury Wine Estates has launched a new Pinot Noir label. Fighting Chance Pinot Noir ($26) is a blend of 90% Pinot Noir, 8% Petite Sirah, and 2% other red varietals, all sourced from such Santa Barbara County vineyards as North Canyon, Cat Canyon, and Fiddlestix. The new brand, which is now available nationwide, is made by winemaker Adam Poirier, who’s been with Treasury since 2016. Treasury’s California portfolio also includes the Sterling Vineyards, Stags’ Leap, and Beringer brands.

American Breweries Survived Prohibition by Making Near-Beer, Baby Formula, and Ice Cream

A handful of breweries found clever ways to stick it out, shifting gears (sometimes literally) to produce other products

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-american-breweries-survived-prohibition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f288476714-JUL_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f288476714-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f288476714-38937345&mc_cid=f288476714&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

8 Things to Do With Leftover Rosé Wine

Assuming you don’t feel like drinking your leftover rosé, there are a number of good uses for it.

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-things-to-do-with-leftover-rose-wine/

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Champagne

Champagne can feel confusing at times, and for good reason. It involves a complicated winemaking process and a dictionary of French terminology.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/23/a-beginners-guide-to-champagne/

 

When it comes to cheese and wine pairings, this expert has Gouda advice

How to pair wines — from sparkling to dessert — with the best cheeses from California to Italy.

https://www.pacificsandiego.com/eat-drink/story/2019-07-23/cheese-wine-pairings-venissimo-robert-graff-san-diego

 

How good is canned wine?

Eduardo Dingler explores the growth in canned wine sales in the USA, and now the UK – and at $25 dollars a can in some cases, it’s not just the house wines…


https://www.decanter.com/decanter-best/canned-wine-405876/#9U7yYEC4ic6MZLvK.99

How Winemakers Analyze pH and Its Impact on Wine

Measuring a wine’s pH provides clues to acidity and character, but it doesn’t tell you everything

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-winemakers-analyze-ph-and-its-impact-on-wine/

Wine Snobs Don’t Want to Share

At the event, people we don’t know hold out a glass and say, “I’ll have a glass of that.”

https://www.uexpress.com/miss-manners/2019/7/24/wine-snobs-dont-want-to-share

Pros and Cons of Private Labeling

The private label market is now at 8 to 10 percent of market penetration,

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=217164

Protecting vineyards with drones

Aerial drones could eventually help Washington farmers recoup some of the $80 million a year in crop damages caused by birds.

https://news.wsu.edu/2019/07/22/protecting-vineyards-drones/

Gum Drops and Candy Hearts are … grape varieties?

The story of flavored grapes started improbably in 1964

https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2019-07-22/gum-drop-grapes-candy-hearts-murray-family-farms

 

“Skin Flick,” a skin-fermented white wine blend, celebrates Golden Age of Porn

Tank Garage Winery is excited to release “Skin Flick,” a skin-fermented white wine blend, to celebrate the Golden Age of Porn, an era of decadent glamour and sexual revolution back in the late-’70s through early-’80s.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=217115

 

Diageo to debut Walking Dead whiskey

The Walking Dead Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has been launched under Spirits of the Apocalypse – a “strategic alliance” between Diageo and Skybound Entertainment, the firm behind The Walking Dead comic series.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/diageo-to-debut-walking-dead-whiskey/

Jack Daniel’s and Shoe Surgeon unveil bespoke trainers

The collaboration saw the Shoe Surgeon team create sneakers inspired by elements of Jack Daniel’s branding.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/jack-daniels-and-shoe-surgeon-unveil-bespoke-trainers/

FACEBOOK TO ENFORCE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR ALCOHOL POSTS

Any businesses that post content related to the sale or transfer of these protest must restrict their content to those aged over 18. Facebook also told CNN that this also referred to any Facebook groups set up for the sale of alcohol and tobacco products.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/facebook-to-enforce-age-restrictions-for-alcohol-posts/

NANOTECHNOLOGY ‘KEY TO REMOVING WINE FAULTS’, RESEARCHERS FIND

The use of tiny magnetic nanoparticles may be key to removing faults such as smoke and cork taint from wine easily and safely, researchers in Australia have said, after success in removing proteins and unwanted aromas.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/nanotechnology-key-to-removing-wine-faults-researchers-find/

Home renovation unearthed hidden beer cans worth thousands of dollars

When the family discovered that one of the columns on his front porch was full of empty beer cans and whiskey bottles, it was actually great news

https://www.foxnews.com/real-estate/valuable-beer-cans-home-renovation-kansas-city

4 Good Red Wines For Beginners

Here are four good red wines that aim to please

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/4-good-red-wines-for-beginners-crowd-pleasers/?utm_campaign=7%2F25%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Wine%20for%20beginners%2C%20Corked%20Wine%2C%20Cheese%20poster%20%28NA2Ti5%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

How to Tell if Wine is Corked

Pair Cheese With Sparkling Wine

A growing trend and a very rewarding one too if you can get the perfect match

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/pair-cheese-with-sparkling-wine/

WINES FROM SPAIN ENDORSES SPANISH WINE SCHOLAR PROGRAM

Joining its sister programs, French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Scholar, the Spanish Wine Scholar will provide an advanced and comprehensive specialisation study and certification program

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/wines-from-spain-endorses-spanish-wine-scholar-program/

This Bar Built A White Claw Claw Game Machine

Forget pool tables and trivia, at this Arizona bar, drinkers entertain themselves playing a unique game machine.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/white-claw-claw-game-machine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1aef371115-JUL_26_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1aef371115-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-1aef371115-38937345&mc_cid=1aef371115&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

5 Reasons To Love The Wine Industry Right Now

Why choose wine with its unique and sometimes enervating lineup of challenges?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/07/24/5-reasons-to-love-the-wine-industry-right-now/#379545bf443c

 

A fantastic wine from each state in the U.S. to try this summer

All 50 states in the union produce wine from grapes, fruit or honey, and this summer is the perfect time to try a bottle from each one.

https://www.10best.com/interests/drinks/the-best-summer-wines-to-try-from-all-50-states/

 

Inside Asolo: The ‘Other’ Prosecco DOCG Sparkling Wine Region

The Asolo DOCG region is located an hour north of Venice.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2019/07/24/asolo-the-other-prosecco-docg-sparkling-wine-region/#295dfb9657bc

 

Intermittent Fasting and Alcohol: Can You Combine Them?

This article examines how alcohol affects intermittent fasting and reviews whether certain drinks are better than others.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/intermittent-fasting-and-alcohol

 

 

The 500 Milestone

For whatever reason, the cow horns are the only known container that transforms raw manure to the rich humus that is BD 500.

https://winecampblog.com/journal/2019/7/24/the-500-milestone

New DOCG

DOCG #75 is in for 🇮🇹 now we can sleep in tightly…🙄 Wine Scholar Guild news #boston #italianwine #winelover 🍷

“At the beginning of July the DOC Tullum/Terre Tollesi in Abruzzo was elevated to DOCG. The DOC was originally created in 2008.

Although this area has long-standing winemaking tradition, this DOC is rather obscure and considerably small. The area under vine accounts for less than 25 ha (60 ac). There are currently only two producers using the Tullum DOC designation and the total production accounts for about less than 100,000 bottles. According to the consorzio, the DOCG will soon attract more producers to invest in this area.

The DOC allowed for a wide range of grapes and styles. Following the introduction of the DOCG however, the grapes and wine styles allowed have been restricted to Montepulciano (labeled as Rosso) and varietal Pecorino and Passerina. A spumante (Chardonnay based) is still allowed under the DOCG.”

 

 

New 90+

Latitude Beverage has expanded its portfolio of California wines, adding two new releases to its 90+ Cellars brand and one to its Magic Door brand. To 90+ Cellars, the company has added Lot 179 Pinot Noir ($12) and Lot 173 Cabernet Sauvignon ($27). The latter is a St. Helena, Napa Valley-sourced wine that will be released as part of the brand’s Collector Series. Latitude’s third new California wine is a Rutherford, Napa Valley-sourced Cabernet Sauvignon for the Magic Door brand ($27).

 

The secret to picking the perfect bottle of wine might be on the back label

Shopping by the importer whose label is on the back of the bottle has been a savvy wine hack for decades, a decoder ring for consumers to suss out quality amid the ever-expanding and always changing world of international wine options

https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2019-07-24/how-to-pick-wine-label-secret-tips

 

How to Wine, Dine and Stay Fit

You’re a wine professional. You’re surrounded by wine, and chances are you have a chance to consume quite a bit over the course of a day.

https://abalancedglass.com/30-days-of-discovery/2019/guestposttimliuwineanddine

 

Free Flow Wines Celebrates Milestone 10 Year Anniversary

Free Flow Wines is now the leader in sustainable alternative packaging solutions for the wine industry, providing kegging and canning services for over 180 winery partners out of a new state-of-the-art production facility in Sonoma, CA

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/07/26/free-flow-wines-10-year-leadership-changes?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=eb323e1822-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_07_26_09_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-eb323e1822-64683881

 

10 Things You Should Know About Sassicaia

How did one wine make such large waves?

https://vinepair.com/articles/sassicaia-italy-wine-guide/

 

Wine-infused pasta is cooked in giant cheese wheel

The pink fettuccine is prepared tableside in a flaming cheese wheel and served with parmesan and truffles.

https://www.businessinsider.com/wine-pasta-in-nyc-2018-9

 

5 Ways to Become a Better Wine Taster

It takes years to become a real wine expert.  It takes years of preparation and commitment.  Nevertheless, here are five ways to help make anyone a better wine taster.

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/5-ways-to-become-a-better-wine-taster/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 07-29-19

July 29, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

07-29-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

10 Easy Vodka Cocktails Because Summer

Non-Alcoholic Beer Is for Everyone Now—Yes, Even You

The Bottom Line on Sulfites in Wine

 

 

Mac And Cheese With Beer!

It’s summer—and yes, everything this time of year is a little bit better when you have a can of beer by your side.

https://tasteofcountry.com/beer-macaroni-cheese/

 

 

Jack Daniel’s adds beer barrel-finished whiskey to Tasters’ line

Jack Daniel’s has extended its Tennessee Tasters’ Selection experimental whiskey range with the launch of two expressions: Barrel Proof Rye and Reunion Barrel #2.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/jack-daniels-adds-beer-barrel-finished-whiskey-to-tasters-line/

 

Top seven best-selling speciality spirits

The burgeoning low-alcohol movement and growing popularity of the apéritif occasion have helped take speciality spirits global. We look at the brands taking the category by storm.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/top-seven-best-selling-speciality-spirits-2/

BREAKING BAD STARS LAUNCH MEZCAL

Joining a host of celebrities associated with tequila brands, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are the latest to move into the drinks industry with agave spirits.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/breaking-bad-stars-launch-mezcal/

BARREL-FERMENTED ALBARINO TO BECOME URUGUAY’S PRICIEST WHITE WINE

Pioneer in top-end wine production from Uruguay, Bodega Garzón is to make a flagship white wine from Albariño fermented in a cigar-shaped oak barrel, potentially from this year’s vintage.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/barrel-fermented-albarino-to-become-uruguays-priciest-white-wine/

 

Hennessy Sangria Recipe

If you’re looking to kick your sangria up a notch, check out this simple Henny Sangria recipe that your friends and family will certainly love at the next cookout.

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/hennessy-sangria-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e4123c5c94-JULY_15_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e4123c5c94-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e4123c5c94-38937345&mc_cid=e4123c5c94&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Hashing Out A New Language For Wine: Show, Don’t Tell

The wine times, they are a-changin’. Here are three ways we can see it clearly

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/07/12/hashing-out-a-new-language-for-wine-show-dont-tell/#da55a3d45087

 

Bronco, Gallo & other large wineries dominate Napa County with 70% of permitted production

While the name “Napa” has come to represent pinnacle of American ultra-fine wine ,in reality, 45% of the permitted production is vested in two companies with budget wine reputations — Gallo and Bronco.


http://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=101240

 

Germany Might Be Producing the Best Pinot Noirs Available Today

Today Germany has 29,000 acres of Pinot Noir, the third most plantings in the world after France and the United States—and now American wine drinkers are taking notice.

https://fortune.com/longform/germany-pinot-noir/

 

 

Winemaker Demands To Know What’s In The Wine

No-one was tackling the alcohol-free wine sector to cater to the next generation of wine drinkers who don’t want to consume alcohol.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/margiegoldsmith/2019/07/15/winemaker-demands-to-know-whats-in-the-wine/#503f7c2539f5

 

Wine Science Cafés are great

Anyone can meet to discuss the latest ideas of science that are impacting wine sector.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2019/07/14/wine-science-cafes-are-great-at-least-i-think-so/

 

 

Popping prosecco’s bubble

ustralian farmers want to export more to Europe’s half a billion people. But they risk losing the right to market their products as prosecco, feta and parmesan.

After changing the grape name to glera in 2009, the European Commission wanted to register Prosecco as a GI in Australia in 2013, but the bid failed after Australia argued it had adopted the name because it was a generic variety name like chardonnay.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-13/popping-prosecco-bubble-europe-geographic-indicators-trade/11185078

Top five best-selling ready-to-drink brands

As consumers seek convenience, the ready-to-drink sector has been quick to meet this demand with a torrent of new, innovative offerings. We look at the brands dominating the category.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/top-five-best-selling-ready-to-drink-brands/

White Claw Rips Into Craft Beer Sales

On their own, hard seltzer sales increased nearly 211 percent

ALWAYS IN STOCK!

https://vinepair.com/articles/hop-take-white-claw-craft-beer-sales/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=60736da9e6-JUL_15_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-60736da9e6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-60736da9e6-38937345&mc_cid=60736da9e6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Love Red Wine But Hate the Stains It Leaves on Your Teeth? Wine Wipes Can Help

People with strong enamel and not a lot of plaque can emerge from a wine bar with a relatively clean smile, but for those of us without those markers of exceptional dental health, red wine usually leaves dark, unsightly stains.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/588237/red-wine-stains-wine-wipes-clean-teeth

Chiaretto: The Italian Rosé Wine

Chiaretto rosé wines are made from a majority of the Corvina grape, with some Rondinella and Molinara.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2019/07/15/chiaretto-the-italian-ros-wine/#239897734f64

15 Helpful Words for Talking About Wine

Many wine authorities believe that a wine should be described as specifically as possible, breaking it down into a group of flavor and aroma components that, when all put together, describe the totality in the glass.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/15/dining/drinks/wine-terms.html

Top 10 Cannabis Infused Drinks Producers

Here is the list of top 10 cannabis-infused drinks producers and their products, every cannabis lover must try.

https://cannabisdrinksexpo.com/en/blog/insights-68/top-10-cannabis-infused-drinks-producers-111.htm

Wasps may save California vineyards from ‘invasion’ by Chinese fly

Tests to see if tiny wasps can fight off an expected ‘invasion’ of California vineyards by the spotted lanternfly, which is indigenous to China, are underway at the University of California Riverside.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/spotted-lanternfly-wine-california-420744/#SSV5bi7oL8hiUAJp.99

New Streaming Service Could Modernize The Spirits Industry By Getting Viewers To Shop While They Sip

Spirits Network will run as on-demand video programming for paid subscribers with content ranging from original historical documentaries and reviews and how-to’s — presented by hosts like Minnick — to rebroadcasted interviews with celebrities dishing on their favorite drinks.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2019/07/15/new-streaming-service-could-modernize-the-spirits-industry-by-getting-viewers-to-shop-while-they-sip/#257355666587

Can Champagne help to beat Wrinkles?

Champagne contains antioxidants and cellular activators such as organic acids, minerals and vitamins, which are said to help to slow down the ageing process and repair the skin.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/can-champagne-help-to-beat-wrinkles/

New Wine Video Game

Hundred Days promises to follow the “entire winemaking process.” With the keys to a new winery, you’ll need to make decisions about vines, soil, yeast, harvesting, bottling, sales, and even marketing.

https://www.destructoid.com/hundred-days-is-a-video-game-about-making-wine-560817.phtml

Amorim combats counterfeiting with NFC-enabled corks

Leading cork producer Amorim has released a new range of bartop stoppers, which incorporate near field communication (NFC) technology to tackle counterfeiting.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/amorim-combats-counterfeiting-with-nfc-enabled-corks/

ITALY NAMED THE WORLD’S BEST WINE COUNTRY

The survey compared 30 different wine producing nations to see how they stacked up when it comes to the quality of its wine output, wine tastings, vineyard visits, and the cost of travel and accommodation.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/italy-named-worlds-best-wine-country/

 

 

LOUD NOISE SUPPRESSES OUR ABILITY TO TASTE

A professor of experimental psychology at the University of Oxford, said venues that play their music too loud are at risk of dulling diners’ taste buds.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/spence-loud-noise-suppresses-our-ability-to-taste/

 

ORCHARD PIG CIDER LAUNCHES “THE ULTIMATE STY-CATION”

Painted pink, “the world’s first portable piggy home” can accommodate 12 people and sleep two, equipped with “all the necessities for a night under the stars”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/orchard-pig-cider-launches-the-ultimate-sty-cation/

 

 

Will the Supreme Court’s Tennessee Decision Dramatically Change the U.S. Wine Market?

While the issue at hand was narrow in scope, the decision may have larger consequences for the wine market, including opening the door to challenges to laws that ban wine retailers from shipping to customers in other states.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/will-the-supreme-court-wine-decision-reshape-the-u-s-wine-market

What’s next for three-tier after the Supreme Court’s Tennessee retailer decision?

Don’t make too many bets three-tier will open up after the Tennessee retailer decision; we’ve been down that road before

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/whats-next-for-three-tier-after-the-supreme-courts-tennessee-retailer-decision/

 

 

Special La crema

Jackson Family Wines will introduce a special bottling of La Crema this fall. Created as part of La Crema’s 40th anniversary celebration, the special edition Russian River Valley Pinot Noir was made by current winemaker Craig McAllister in collaboration with La Crema’s founding winemaker Rod Berglund, now co-owner and winemaker of Joseph Swan Vineyards. It will roll out in limited quantities this autumn. La Crema will also host an anniversary celebration at the winery’s estate at Saralee’s Vineyard in the Russian River Valley on August 17.

Where was Wine Invented?

Many will think that the Romans invented wine – This is not the case though they added a great deal of advancing some of the viticulture practices and of course broadening its fan base as they expanding their empire.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/where-was-wine-invented/

Does Alcohol Evaporate from Cooking Wine?

Just about everyone, including many professional chefs and backyard grillers, believes that all the alcohol added to a meal during the cooking process evaporates (or dissipates), leaving behind only a faint aroma and subtle taste.

https://www.foodnetwork.com/how-to/packages/food-network-essentials/cooking-wine-does-alcohol-burn-off

I Tried Tomato Wine and Lost

Could wine taste like this and be made out of tomatoes and still be wine?

https://prohbtd.com/read/i-tried-tomato-wine-and-lost/

 

Zonin USA, Inc. Announces Name Change and a Growing Portfolio

Italy’s largest privately-owned wine company, is pleased to announce that as of July 15, 2019 the name will formally be changed to 1821 Fine Wines & Spirits, A Zonin Family Company.

https://www.winebusiness.com/suppliernews/?go=getSupplierNewsArticle&dataId=216826

 

 

Wine Influencers and Thinking Like a Consumer

When it comes to wine marketing where we rarely stop and think like a consumer.

https://spitbucket.net/2019/07/16/wine-influencers-and-thinking-like-a-consumer/

 

 

Information about organic wines and production practices could be counterproductive.

Consumers are more willing to pay for wine that comes with an organic or organic grape label, but providing information about certification standards and organic production practices reduces consumer willingness to pay for all wines.

https://www.farmprogress.com/equipment/wine-industry-may-have-trouble-oversharing

Gallo Deal Uncertainty Delaying Grape Purchases

It’s tough for them to make decisions on buying grapes and investing in supply when they don’t know if the sale will be authorized,

http://agnetwest.com/gallo-deal-uncertainty-delaying-grape-purchases/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=117890f8c1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_07_17_09_46&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-117890f8c1-64683881

 

Time to declare sweetness levels in wine

How much information do consumers need to know about their wines? Robert Joseph argues that sugar levels, at the very least, should be declared.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/time-declare-sweetness-levels-wine

 

 

Taste & Terroir: A Recipe for a New Kind of Vodka

The terroir (geography, climate, weather) of the fields in Poland where its premium-grade Polska Rye is grown — and its impact on the taste of vodka.

https://vinepair.com/articles/taste-terroir-new-vodka/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=47448cac8b-JUL_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-47448cac8b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-47448cac8b-38937345&mc_cid=47448cac8b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

GLOBAL WINE PRODUCTION REACHED HISTORIC HIGH IN 2018

Global wine production in 2018 reached one of its highest levels since 2000 with a total volume of 292mhl, an increase of 17% compared to the volume recorded in 2017.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/global-wine-production-reached-historic-high-in-2018/

 

FOUR LAWSUITS FILED OVER US ALCOHOL SHIPPING LAWS

Branding the law “unconstitutional”, it ruled that states must treat in-state and out-of-state alcohol businesses in the same way. It also called the residency rules for corporations based outside the state who wished to get a retail license “extraordinarily restrictive”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/four-lawsuits-filed-challenging-us-interstate-alcohol-shipping-laws/

The Bottom Line on Sulfites in Wine

How much sulfites are in wine and how do they affect you? Let’s get to the bottom of sulfites in wine.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/sulfites-in-wine/?utm_campaign=7%2F18%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Cabernet%20Franc%2C%20Sulfites%2C%20Shirts%20%28M6yzwi%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

What Is Fortified Wine? Types, Benefits, and Downsides

In addition to its higher alcohol content, fortified wine boasts a unique flavor and aroma that sets it apart from regular varieties.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/fortified-wine

When will California become too hot to grow wine grapes?

Without major intervention, Napa County can expect to see 15 days a year with a heat index (also known as the “feels like” temperature) exceeding 100 degrees by the middle of this century.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/When-will-California-become-too-hot-to-grow-wine-14102743.php?psid=37t8d

 

 

Substitutes for wine in your fine cooking

Need to know what to substitute

https://www.dailypress.net/life/features/2019/07/substitutes-for-wine-in-your-fine-cooking/

 

 

Bonterra Organic Vineyards Launches New Brand: The Elysian Collection

The Elysian Collection offers elevated wines from certified organic grapes, and Bonterra’s legacy of conscientious farming practices ensures that consumers discover articulated flavors and a consistently high level of quality in the bottle.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/07/17/bonterra-organic-vineyards-launches-new-brand

 

 

Why we need ethical fine wine

Jane proposes a new approach for how we categorise fine wine, with the emphasis on environmental sustainability and social responsibility…

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/news-blogs-anson/ethical-wine-sustainability-420945/#Is7wCkKvVcdBccOG.99

 

The history behind the great Australian red blend

Who was the originator of the “great Australian red” blend, the cabernet shiraz? I recently read a claim that Yalumba was the originator – and another that the cabernet shiraz blend is unique to Australia.

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/07/17/the-history-behind-the-great-australian-red-blend/

 

Zinfandel Deserves More Respect

IT’S OFT-MISUNDERSTOOD, BUT IT’S REALLY A VERSATILE RED WINE FOR ALL SEASONS.

https://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog-posts/zinfandel-deserves-more-respect

 

A Concise History of Champagne and its Bubbles. How? When? Who?

Historically referred to as the wine of kings and the king of wines, Champagne has a storied and checkered past, often as much by happenstance as by astute winemaking.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/a-concise-history-of-champagne-and-its-bubbles-how-when-who/

 

Swiss specialities: chocolate, cheese and … wine?

The global reputation of Switzerland’s winemakers may be set for a boost, backed by a new export promotion strategy that aims to see Swiss labels on menus at the world’s top restaurants.

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-swiss-specialities-chocolate-cheese-wine.html

Why Swiss wine is one of the country’s best kept secrets

https://www.thelocal.ch/20190718/why-swiss-wine-is-one-of-the-countrys-best-kept-secrets

 

 

Consumers Are Drinking Less Wine. That’s Good For Wine Business, In Unexpected Ways.

The sense of drinking responsibly rather than excessively, which commiserates with the consumer base that’s leaning toward a healthier lifestyle.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/07/18/consumers-are-drinking-less-wine-thats-good-for-wine-business-in-unexpected-ways/#70383cdf15f0

 

 

Organic Wine and Fine Dining – is the Trend Becoming a Reality?

An important symbolic change occurred early in the current decade in the social perception of organic wine, due to changing habits among consumers on combining luxury and sustainability.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4094255.html

 

Non-Alcoholic Beer Is for Everyone Now—Yes, Even You

NA beer is blowing up as more and more people edge towards sobriety. And a lot of it tastes good.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a28353499/non-alcoholic-beer-drinkers/

18 of the Best Low-Calorie, Low-Alcohol Beers, Tasted and Ranked

The beers had to have 150 calories or less per 12-ounce serving, and less than 5 percent ABV

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/18-best-low-calorie-beers-ranked-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d7f4a9c42e-Jul_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d7f4a9c42e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d7f4a9c42e-38937345&mc_cid=d7f4a9c42e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

This Shark Week Inspired Beer Is Blood-Red and Salty

Breckenridge Brewery of Littleton, CO is releasing a shark-inspired beer you can sip while watching your shark-related programming. Called “Cherry JAW-some,”

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/shark-week-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d7f4a9c42e-Jul_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d7f4a9c42e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d7f4a9c42e-38937345&mc_cid=d7f4a9c42e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What Are ‘Oenobeers’ And Which Ones Should You Try?

They’re fermented with both grains and grapes before being hopped — offering both beer and wine nerds the chance to geek out.

https://uproxx.com/life/beer-wine-hybrid-beers/

Is it Time to Drop the Traditional Pairing Rules?

Food and beverage pairings, especially involving wine, have been historically encumbered by rules.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/18/is-it-time-to-drop-traditional-pairing-rules/

 

 

Bagged Wine Is Making a Comeback—But Not for the Reason You Think

How many sommeliers have you seen pour from a pouch in a restaurant?

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/beverages/bagged-wine-trend

 

 

How to get around wine country without drinking and driving

Safer ways to explore Napa and Sonoma

While wine country lacks the same widely used public transit system found to the south, there are other ways to get around without driving.

https://sf.curbed.com/2019/7/18/20686340/how-to-get-around-napa-sonoma-wine-country

 

 

CBD Status In MA

Interesting look and recap of CBD,, Hemp And Cannabis Sales in MA

Listen to The Beer, Wine And Spirits show on WSAR

Can CBD be legally sold in liquor stores?

Are you ready for cannabis cafes??

https://wsar.com/assets/podcaster/1569/2019_07_19_1569_82165_4659.mp3

 

Here’s What’s Missing from the Sober-Curious Movement

You’ve seen, I’m sure, all of the consumer media attention being paid right now to abstinence, and sober-curious, and the valorization of non-alcoholic beverages to the point, arguably, of demonizing the enjoyment of wine.

https://abalancedglass.com/30-days-of-discovery/2019/7/17/heres-whats-missing-from-the-sober-curious-movement

 

Non-Vintage Champagnes Provide Affordable Insight Into the World’s Most Prestigious Bubbles

Non-vintage Champagnes are made by blending the current vintage with reserve wines from previous years, a

https://vinepair.com/articles/non-vintage-champagne-guide/

 

8 Beer and Book Pairings

Books that, in my opinion, share affinities with a particular beer or beer style.

https://electricliterature.com/8-beer-and-book-pairings/

Judging a wine by its label? It’s not as straightforward — or silly — as you might think.

The label sells the first bottle, the wine sells the second, according to a wine industry maxim.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/judging-a-wine-by-its-label-its-not-as-straightforward–or-silly–as-you-might-think/2019/07/18/a4efd00c-a80a-11e9-9214-246e594de5d5_story.html?utm_term=.c4238c5d527d

 

 

Perfect Low-ABV Cocktails for Wine Lovers

Often made with aromatized, fortified or still wine, these drinks favor nuance and flavor over a brisk alcohol burn, which makes them ultra food-friendly.


https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/19/the-perfect-low-abv-cocktails-for-wine-lovers/

 

 

Peach Wine Slushies

Fruity drinks are such a great way to cool off during the summer months

https://spicysouthernkitchen.com/peach-wine-slushies/

 

 

French wine production hit by heatwave

Wine production in France this year will be down by between six and 13 percent over 2018, notably because of the ongoing heatwave

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-french-wine-production-heatwave.html

 

10 Easy Vodka Cocktails Because Summer

Sometimes nothing says summer like refreshing vodka cocktails

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/10-summer-vodka-cocktails/

 

 

Spitting is essential to tasting good wine, and here’s why

For professionals — winegrowers, oenologists, sommeliers, wine merchants — tasting wine means assessing its appearance, or robe, its interaction with air, its aromas and finally its taste, as well as its “structure” in the mouth.

https://www.lifestyleasia.com/hk/food-drink/drinks/spitting-is-essential-to-tasting-good-wine-and-heres-why/

 

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

 

Do not become a victim of ‘wine familiarity fatigue’

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

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

Current federal regulations make producing canned wine expensive and cumbersome

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

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

Museum toasts history of California wine making

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

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

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

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

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

How Does a Beer Get Skunky?

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

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

Top 10 best-selling rum brands

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

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

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

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

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

Self-Translating Wine Labels Becoming the New Standard

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

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

Guinness brewery masters working on non-alcoholic black stuff

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

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

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

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

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

Why UNESCO’s New Wine World Heritage Site Is Controversial

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

Top six best-selling Tequila brands

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

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

MARIAH CAREY OPENS WINE BOTTLE WITH JUST HER VOICE

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

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

Do Wine Drinkers Really Trade Up?

It’s a more complicated question than you might think

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

Top seven best-selling gin brands

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

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

Cognac producers combat climate change

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

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

NAPA VALLEY COMMITS TO LOWERING CARBON FOOTPRINT

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

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

MLS Rum

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

New Rum

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

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

Spitting the wine out is intrinsic to a tasting.

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

Terroir matters as much for wood as it does for wine

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

WE STOCK PIZZOLATO WINES!

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

Why You Shouldn’t Care Much About Wine

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

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

 

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

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

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

Don Julio unveils Lagavulin cask-finished Tequila

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

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

Top nine best-selling liqueur brands

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

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

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

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

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

White Wine Aging Chart

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

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

Moonshine’s XXX Labels Denote Precision, Not Poison

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

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

New Boston Beer Product

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

Why don’t we drink dessert wine?

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

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

Why are French producers seeing red over blue wine experiment?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

RED WINE MAY BE KEY TO NEXT-GEN WEARABLE TECH

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

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

NON-DETECTABLE TCA GUARANTEE EXTENDED TO SPARKLING WINE STOPPERS

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

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

Sparkling Blue Nun

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

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

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

The Science of Sweetness in Cocktails

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

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

 

How to Pair Tomatoes with Wine

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

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

 

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Newport, Rhode Island

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

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

 

Are There Benefits to American Oak Over French?

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

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