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Liquor Industry News/Links 05-14-18

May 14, 2018

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

05-14-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Why Are Alcoholic Drinks Called ‘Booze’?

Here Are America’s Most Popular Beer Brands

Busting Common Myths About Rosé Wine

 

AND MORE!

 

New UFO Beer

The Massachusetts Bay Brewing Company has launched UFO Pink Lemonade Shandy, the brewery’s newest summer seasonal. The 4.4%-abv wheat ale is brewed with citrus flavor and will be available though August. UFO Pink Lemonade has launched nationally in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and bottles, as well as on draft. This is the third release of 2018 for UFO, which has taken advantage of the growing popularity of fruit beers by releasing UFO Apricadabra and UFO Pineapple in January and February, respectively.

IN STOCK!

 

Budweiser Debuts a New Patriotic Beer Based on George Washington’s Handwritten Recipe

Budweiser‘s new summer brew would most likely have George Washington’s stamp of approval.

http://people.com/food/budweiser-george-washington-handwritten-beer-recipe/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=fbfcd5eef4-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-fbfcd5eef4-36686829

 

The Next Big Thing in Beaujolais

A small revolution is taking place in an area called Les Pierres Dorées, and it might not be long before you start seeing Pinot Noir from southern Beaujolais on shelves

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/wine-regions/france/pinot-noir-beajolais

 

How to open a bottle of wine with just a humble lighter

Simply grab a lighter and ease the cork out of the bottle with minimal fuss, mess or time wasted.

http://metro.co.uk/2018/04/29/open-bottle-wine-just-humble-lighter-7506334/

BOB DYLAN UNVEILS HEAVEN’S DOOR WHISKEY BRAND

Legendary singer songwriter Bob Dylan has launched his own brand of Tennessee whiskey called Heaven’s Door, named after his 1973 hit that was later famously covered by Guns n’ Roses in 1987.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/bob-dylan-unveils-heavens-door-whiskey-brand/

How much wine is sold in grocery stores?

Grocery store wine probably accounts for more than one-half of the U.S. total, but no one is quite sure – even though the number has long-term implications about how and where we buy wine

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/how-much-wine-is-sold-in-grocery-stores/

The world’s biggest wine producers in 2018

Here are the 15 biggest wine producers in the world – and how their yields have changed

https://businesstech.co.za/news/business/240307/the-worlds-biggest-wine-producers-in-2018-including-south-africa/

Prosecco: What it is and what it isn’t

Prosecco isn’t Champagne. Or Cava. Or Cremant. Or some new world traditional method sparkler.

https://acevola.blogspot.com/2018/04/prosecco-what-it-is-and-what-it-isnt.html

 

Württemberg: The Insider Hotspot for German Red Wines

Württemberg is the place to discover distinctive, delicious red wines that span the range from earthy and spicy to lively and floral. This in-depth guide to the wines of Württemberg will let you in on all the secrets.

http://winefolly.com/review/wurttemberg-german-red-wines/

 

If You Get 100% On This Quiz, You Know Too Much About Wine

If you clicked on this quiz, you probably drink plenty of wine (no judgment, so do we), but how much do you know about it? We pulled together a random sampling of fun wine facts that only the most knowledgeable amateur wine taster would know!

https://vocally.com/quizzes/take-this-super-hard-wine-quiz

 

Some of the best pours in wine country happen in industrial parks

The words “wine country” conjure images of beautiful vistas and vine rows marching (or sprawling, depending on viticultural philosophies) into the sunset. But as you plan your wine country vacations this year, don’t ignore the industrial parks, the winery co-ops or the “custom crush” facilities where several winemakers pool their resources. Warehouses may not be as sexy as sunsets, but some of the best wines are being made in the most unscenic places.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/some-of-the-best-pours-in-wine-country-happen-in-industrial-parks/2018/04/27/dc7fd5dc-4995-11e8-827e-190efaf1f1ee_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5141dcc1a4ab

 

The Secret Brazilian Wine Region You’ve Never Heard of but Will Want to Visit

Here are the ins and outs of visiting Serra Gaúcha in southern Brazil.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/wine/serra-gaucha-wine-region-brazil

 

A Wine-Drinking Marathon In France, “Le Marathon Des Chateaux Du Medoc,” Has Over 20 Wine Stops On The Course

The world’s longest boozy race: the 26.2 mile Marathon du Médoc, a wine-drinking marathon in France

https://www.bustle.com/p/a-wine-drinking-marathon-in-france-le-marathon-des-chateaux-du-medoc-has-over-20-wine-stops-on-the-course-8937796

 

The Real Difference Between Cool-Climate and Warm-Climate Wine

A lot goes into making the wines you love, but one of the most important aspects is out of the winemaker’s control: climate. It’s knowing whether you prefer warm-climate or cool-climate wines that can help you pick your next bottle.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/01/cool-vs-warm-climate-wine/

 

Decanter launches wine learning app

Decanter has launched a micro-learning app called Know Your Wine, designed to help you increase your knowledge from grape to glass, as well as understand more about some of the world’s best-known wine regions.


http://www.decanter.com/learn/decanter-launches-wine-learning-app-389078/#I8hMc3DeVZJm5e0b.99

Delicious, Simple Homemade Dandelion Wine Recipe

I’ve tasted some different wines over the years, but one of the best and most unique wines I have ever tasted is this dandelion wine recipe, that you can easily make yourself!

https://www.diynatural.com/dandelion-wine-recipe/

Jack Daniel’s launches Around the Barrel podcast

American whiskey brand Jack Daniel’s has launched its first official podcast, called Around the Barrel with Jack Daniel’s.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/05/jack-daniels-launches-around-the-barrel-podcast/

Formula One Has Trademarked ‘Shoey’ — Drinking Champagne From Sweaty Shoes

Looking to capitalize on its pop culture rise, Formula One has trademarked the phrase

http://footwearnews.com/2018/focus/news/formula-1-trademarks-shoey-daniel-ricciardo-1202556869/

Researchers are creating an antidote for alcohol poisoning

A team of researchers from universities in California and China is developing a pair of pills that break down alcohol in a person’s bloodstream

https://thenextweb.com/science/2018/05/01/researchers-are-creating-an-antidote-for-alcohol-poisoning/

Why Change?

Because if you don’t, you’ll miss the real joy of modern wine

A recent study by the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University confirms what pretty much everyone who loves wine already knows: Most people’s taste in wine changes over time.

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Modern-Wine-Enjoyment-Demands-Change-Kramer

Wine with meal kits? Lots of buyers would like the option

New Study Refutes The ‘Wine Will Kill You’ Nonsense

A few weeks ago, the media ran wild with an outlandish claim that an extra glass of wine will take 30 minutes off of your life.

https://www.acsh.org/news/2018/05/03/new-study-refutes-wine-will-kill-you-nonsense-12915

Guy Learns The Hard Way That There’s A Reason People Don’t Open Wine Bottles With Blow Torches

Seriously, what did this man think was going to happen here?

http://digg.com/video/guy-wine-bottle-torch

 

Millennials rank wine last among AlcBevs. And the younger they are, the less they like it.

 

Five ways Framingham MA’s liquor license regulations could change

With a new city government in place, changes could be in store for local restaurants and package stores.

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20180502/five-ways-framinghams-liquor-license-regulations-could-change

 

Here Are America’s Most Popular Beer Brands

Smaller brewers make some major gains in production, while big beer continues to struggle.

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/most-popular-beer-brands-2018

 

US BREWERY PLANS 105-ROOM BEER HOTEL AS PART OF $65M REDEVELOPMENT

Shipyard Brewing has submitted plans for a 105-room ‘Brewtel’ where guests can order a beer keg via room service as part of a $65 million redevelopment proposal submitted to authorities in Portland.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/us-brewery-plans-105-room-beer-hotel-as-part-of-65m-redevelopment/

 

Wine consumption down the Old World, up in the New. U.S. remains #1

 

Busting Common Myths About Rosé Wine

These six lesser-known rosé facts will have wine lovers drinking rosé in a whole new way this season.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2018/05/03/rose-wine-myths/#3fa38e8528bd

TURNS OUT, WINE IS GOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN

According to a new study in Scientific Reports, low levels of alcohol help decrease inflammation in the brain and facilitate in removing waste. Some of the toxins it flushes out? Those linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/turns-out-wine-is-good-for-your-brain/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-5-3-18&mc_cid=e2cd857125&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wu861K2ZM9c

 

Online Wine Sales Skyrocket in US

Convenience, pricing and demographic change continue to drive the internet wine market in the US.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/05/online-wine-sales-skyrocket-in-us

 

Wealthier People Are Replacing Wine With Cannabis

Healthy consumers are putting down the bottle for bud.

https://cannabisnow.com/wealthier-people-are-replacing-wine-with-cannabis/

 

PREPARING WINE FOR BOTTLING

Winemaking may be an ancient art, but modern innovations have vastly improved methods and outcomes. Here are a few scientific and technological developments that can drastically enhance a finished wine.

http://www.spiritedbiz.com/guest-column-preparing-wine-for-bottling/

 

Why Swiss Wines Continue To Impress

In this Alpine country one sixteenth the size of Texas, or about twice the size of Wales, 250 grape varieties grow on one fifth of one percent of the planet’s vineyards, which cover about 37,000 acres (15,000 hectares).

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2018/05/03/why-swiss-wines-continue-to-impress/#787c557d25d5

 

How to Saber a Bottle of Sparkling Wine

Watch this brief, how-to video and learn how to open a bottle of Sparkling Wine with a saber to impress and amaze your friends.

https://www.flemingssteakhouse.com/experience/how-to-saber-a-bottle-of-sparkling-wine

 

THE ICONIC CHEESES OF FRANCE

So here’s your official guide to the cheeses of France. Get to know them, dig in, and then go grab a bottle of vino.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/map-the-iconic-cheeses-of-france/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=156b596df4-May_04_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-156b596df4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-156b596df4-38937345&mc_cid=156b596df4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Are Alcoholic Drinks Called ‘Booze’?

The term has a few origin stories.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-are-alcoholic-drinks-called-booze_us_5aeb2414e4b0c4f1931fb0cf

 

The oldest members of America’s largest demographic are now 21

 

NZ VITICULTURAL TECHNIQUE COULD COMBAT EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING

The method, which involves the removal of selected leaves to reduce the photosynthetic ability of the vine and thus the sugar accumulation, can be used by wineries that are struggling to control the alcohol levels in their wines due to global warming.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/nz-viticultural-technique-for-lowering-alcohol-can-also-combat-effects-of-global-warming/

IT’S NEVER BEEN SO EASY TO AVOID A WINE HEADACHE!

No expensive aerators, no costly filters, no need to wash parts or devices, no excess packaging

https://dropitwine.com

Top Trends Of The American Wine Consumer

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 05-07-18

May 7, 2018

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

05-07-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Do you know how much sugar is in your wine?

New Amazon series to make Scotch ‘less stuffy’

Dogfish rolling out Mixed Media beer-wine combo

 

AND MORE!

 

Italian Wine Aims to Up Its Game in the United States

At Vinitaly, the country’s trade agency announces plans for a $25 million marketing push

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show?id=56337

10 ICONIC BEER BRANDS IN EMOJI FORM

Beer is so much more than the mug emoji.

https://vinepair.com/articles/beer-emojis-brands/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=93ededd7f5-Aprl_24_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-93ededd7f5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-93ededd7f5-38937345&mc_cid=93ededd7f5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

SLEEP IN A TEQUILA BARREL IN A FIELD OF AGAVE AT THIS MEXICAN HOTEL

Guests can elect to stay overnight in giant wooden barrels akin to those used to age tequila.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/tequila-barrel-hotel-mexico/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=93ededd7f5-Aprl_24_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-93ededd7f5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-93ededd7f5-38937345&mc_cid=93ededd7f5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

Jack Daniel’s sues ‘inferior’ Lonehand Whiskey maker

Brown-Forman has taken legal action against the producers of Lonehand Whiskey, accusing the company of causing “irreparable harm” to the Jack Daniel’s trademark.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/04/jack-daniels-sues-inferior-lonehand-whiskey-maker/

FIVE THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT CHINESE WINE

Did you know how exciting wine in China is right now?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/5-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-chinese-wine/

TEN CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE LAUNCHED TEQUILA BRANDS

Everyone from The Rock to the Backstreet Boys is jumping on the Tequila bandwagon.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/ten-celebrities-who-have-launched-tequila-brands/

What QR Code – It’s All About Snapping Photos

Why did this QR revolution not happen?

https://jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com/2018/04/21/what-qr-code-its-all-about-snapping-photos-james-melendez/

It’s Time to Let Go of the Idea that Wine Makes Itself

The ideology that a winemaker is nothing but a custodian was useful in drawing a contrast with mass-produced, industrial wines or wines made according to a recipe intended to get big scores.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2018/04/23/its-time-to-let-go-of-the-idea-that-wine-makes-itself/

How Do Volcanic Soils Influence Wine?

Exploring how volcanoes and wine can be an explosively good

https://www.reversewinesnob.com/how-do-volcanic-soils-influence-wine

AMERICANS LOVE JAMMY WINES. JUST DON’T TELL THEM HOW THEY WERE MADE.

These wines have been trending for several years, but their common use of such additives as sugar, water, and copious quantities of crystalline acid, is rarely discussed

https://vinepair.com/articles/jammy-wine-zinfandel-additives/

Corona and Lime Gummies Are Here Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo

Cerveza is a Corona Light-flavored gummy in the shape of a beer bottle

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/sugarfina-corona-flavored-gummies-cinco-de-mayo

For Maximum Health Benefits, Have Your Wine with a Meal

Why is wine better for you when consumed with food? Here’s what we know

Shot of a group of friends making a toast over dinner

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/For-Maximum-Health-Benefits-Have-Your-Wine-with-a-Meal

Dogfish rolling out Mixed Media beer-wine combo

Brewed with a Belgian yeast strain, Mixed Media is a vino-esque ale with a spicy white wine body, and notes of sweet melon and white grape.

https://delawarebusinessnow.com/2018/04/dogfish-rolling-out-mixed-media-beer-wine-combo/

BRAZIL: THE NEXT SPARKLING WINE DESTINATION

Sparkling wines are generally associated with the Old World wine regions, like France, Spain, and Italy, which is fair because they’ve been around for absolutely ever. The cool thing about the modern wine industry is that there are countries all over the world that are gearing up their own production and putting their name in the hat for the New World best wines.

https://newyorkwineevents.com/brazil-the-next-sparkling-wine-destination/

5 Strategies for Selling Dessert Wines

Wine directors and retailers weigh in on increasing revenue and enhancing guest experiences with after-dinner sips

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/5-strategies-for-selling-dessert-wines/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=62320183&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9JTol0YuXk5Pb_r7QEUnMMm93dFxh5ZajnNj-2K0_gor_IvnSkK8JfXeRJ0IzOVofeGHL-iEEJBETrB8SQPdXMVJcavy8dPUUBDcwn2f8gZ_ntwVY&_hsmi=62320306

Embracing Old Oak Barrels

Some winemakers are using 100-year-old barrels, disproving the premise that they must be discarded after five years

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/embracing-old-oak-barrels/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=62320183&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9JTol0YuXk5Pb_r7QEUnMMm93dFxh5ZajnNj-2K0_gor_IvnSkK8JfXeRJ0IzOVofeGHL-iEEJBETrB8SQPdXMVJcavy8dPUUBDcwn2f8gZ_ntwVY&_hsmi=62320306

World wine output falls to 60-year low

Global wine output fell to its lowest level in 60 years in 2017 due to poor weather conditions in the European Union that slashed production in the bloc, international wine organization OIV said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-wine-oiv/world-wine-output-falls-to-60-year-low-idUSKBN1HV12G

Wine’s share of world alcohol consumption by volume has been dropping since the 1960s

Pairing Cannabis With Food like Wine With Food is a Ploy

Everyone’s body chemistry and everyone’s tolerance for alcohol is different. For myself, I can probably enjoy upwards of 30 or 40 sips of wine with a meal before questioning my reason for being at the table and before the ability to appreciate the pairing of wine and food goes by the wayside.

Now, ask yourself this same question, but replace “wines” with cannabis strains, “wine” with cannabis and replace “sips” with “hits off a vape pen”. In other words, How many different strains of cannabis can you enjoy with a meal and how many hits of cannabis can you combine with a meal before you are uselessly stoned?

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2018/04/pairing-cannabis-with-food-like-wine-with-food-is-a-ploy/

This Company Helps Consumers Discover Which Winery Is Right For Them

A day touring wineries sounds like a good time, but what constitutes a good time varies from person to person. Is there a better way?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2018/04/23/an-online-company-helps-consumers-discover-which-winery-is-right-for-them/#599ffe5065c7

The other ‘4Ps’ of Italian wine

While the textbook definition of the 4Ps Product, Place, Price & Promotion might be used to explain the success of Italian wine in export markets, the truth is that the category benefits more from another set of 4Ps: Pizza, Pasta, Prosecco and Pinot Grigio, as seen at this year’s Vinitaly

http://www.wineintelligence.com/the-other-4ps-of-the-italian-wine/

5 CLASSIC CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS THAT ARE PERFECT FOR SPRING

While Champagne (or sparkling wine if you’re on a budget) cocktails are terrific aperitifs year round, they’re unequivocally appropriate for spring.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/5-classic-champagne-cocktails-that-are-perfect-for-spring/?utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-4-24-18&mc_cid=b5650c4caf&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wt99662ZN8c

New Stoli Flavor

Stoli Group USA has extended its namesake vodka brand with a new Cucumber offshoot. The expression marks the first flavor to join the core Stoli range in more than five years. Infused with notes of savory cucumber, the 37.5%-abv entry is designed to be served on the rocks or in cocktails, and will be available nationwide starting this month, retail priced at $20 a 750-ml. A package featuring Stoli Cucumber with Tajín chile seasoning affixed to the bottle will also be available at select retail outlets, providing consumers a built-in garnish. The Stoli brand was up 0.8% to 1.73 million 9-liter cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

Rosé: Wave hits Wall?

Pardon the pun, but the outlook for rosé is still rosy, right? The category’s double-digit growth just begins to hint at the pink success story. Over the past four years, rosé has almost quadrupled in volume and jumped in varietal wine rank from #17 to #9, according to Nielsen. Rosé’s largest segment is $11-$15, so premiumization is already at play. Plus, consumption is still accelerating. Americans drank 67% more rosé in 2017 than they did in 2016, and that year was up by 44% over 2015.

https://www.beveragemedia.com/2018/04/24/rose-wave-hits-wall/

Why your Wine Brand Needs a Digital Marketing Strategy

In 2014, Constellation Brands, a leading premium wine company, invested 25 percent of its wine and spirits marketing budget on digital, with a particular focus on mobile, given that wine drinkers tend to be heavy users of these devices. A 200 percent increase has been observed in digital engagement, and while in the past, the company leveraged third-party apps such as Hello Vino and Shopkick, the focus today is digital engagement.

https://dtcwineworkshops.com/2018/04/24/wine-brand-needs-digital-marketing-strategy/

Minorities vs majorities

What this means is that consumer behavior and shopping habits are far from ‘normal’ in a statistical sense. A few examples:

http://www.wineintelligence.com/minorities-vs-majorities/

Bird Repellent Alternatives to Gas Cannons and Netting

Over recent years, the emergence of falcon replica kites has issued a challenge to more established opinions on how to scare birds away from vineyards. One fact that has not changed is that bird damage to grapes incurs a significant cost that justifies reducing to the economic minimum. With grapes at $4000 a ton and losses in the range of 10-80%, the cost of bird damage is very significant indeed.

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/falcon-crop-protection.html#whatsnew

Sazerac launches educational agave website

The new website – www.GreatAgave.com – includes information on the history of agave, its terroir and how it is used to make spirits such as Tequila and mezcal.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/04/sazerac-launches-educational-agave-website/

BLACK BOX IS MAKING BOXED WHISKEY, TEQUILA, AND VODKA

Black Box Whiskey, Black Box Vodka, and Black Box Tequila are currently available in Colorado, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/black-box-whiskey-tequila-vodka/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cb77eaf396-Aprl_25_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cb77eaf396-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-cb77eaf396-38937345&mc_cid=cb77eaf396&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE WINE GLASSES TO USE FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF WINE, EXPLAINED

Why do wine glasses come in so many styles? How do you know which kind to use? Does it really make a difference?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/the-wine-glasses-to-use-for-different-types-of-wine-explained/

Not everyone’s a fan of wine scores, but there’s a way to use them

For some folks, those at-a-glance scores are a welcome bit of information, a tool that helps people get in and out of a wine shop quickly as they hustle to a dinner party.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-wine-ratings-numbers-defended-0427-story.html

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH SULFITES?

The term sulfite technically refers to sulfur dioxide (SO2) and is a preservative found in plenty of food.

https://newyorkwineevents.com/whats-the-deal-with-sulfites/

The PUNCH Insider’s Guide to Alt-California

The essential producers, wines and methods that define the “alt” branch of New California

https://punchdrink.com/articles/punch-insiders-guide-alt-california-wine/

The Bugs that Give Wine Its Flavor

Can sequencing a vineyard’s microbiome make it possible to reverse engineer a fine wine?

https://medium.com/neodotlife/wine-soil-microbiome-61d6dad04cba

The New Sparkling Wines of the Northeast

La Crescent, Cayuga, Brianna and Marquette might be lesser-known varieties, but many producers in the Northeast are embracing these hardy grapes to make exceptional sparklers.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/24/sparkling-wines-northeast-grapes/

WE ASKED 9 SOMMS: WHAT’S THE MOST OVERRATED WINE?

We took to the professionals and asked nine sommeliers across the nation which wines they viewed as the most overrated bottles. Here are their answers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-most-overrated-wine-according-to-nine-sommeliers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8939d29800-Aprl_26_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8939d29800-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8939d29800-38937345&mc_cid=8939d29800&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Prosecco Still On A Strong Rise, But Growth Appears To Be Decelerating

Global growth of Prosecco slowed somewhat in 2017, as export shipments increased just 4.6% in volume terms to 28.8 million 9-liter cases, compared to 19% growth the year prior. Shipment volume to the United States also decelerated last year, rising 5% to 5.5 million cases. That marked the first time in five years that Prosecco failed to grow by double-digits in the American market. In IRI channels, Prosecco was up 30% in the U.S. in 2016, but slowed to 17% in 2017, and in the 24 weeks through March 24, volume growth decelerated to 11%.

The leading Prosecco brands in the U.S.

The points system for wine is a crutch
Here’s the problem: there’s lots of good wine out there that’s not going to score above 90 points, and it can be unjustly ignored. As wine lovers also know, the vast majority of wines on this planet are bought and consumed within four to eight hours of purchase — in other words, everyday drinking wines, not the high-end stuff like the Bordeaux first growths that are meant, and often need, to be laid down for number of years before they reach maturity.

http://www.newhampshire.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20180425/NEWHAMPSHIRE0705/180429607&source=RSS

Wine store ‘shelf talkers’ have a message to convey

These so-called “shelf talkers” are typically placed there by wholesale wine reps who want you to buy their wine and that’s perfectly acceptable. But how much trust are you as a consumer willing to have in a sign that reads “Plummy, nutty, fruity, velvety smooth, plush, aromatically appealing and full of flavor”?

http://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20180426/off-vine-wine-store-shelf-talkers-have-message-to-convey

Do We Really Want Stories Instead of Quality?

We are often told by people in the wine industry, especially PR professionals, that new generations of wine drinkers no longer care about scores or critical commentary. They want a good story

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2018/04/26/do-we-really-want-stories-instead-of-quality/

No vineyard? No winery? No problem for Sean Minor

If not for the vineyard photo covering one wall, visitors to Sean Minor’s Sacramento office would have no clue they just had walked into the world headquarters of one of the California wine trade’s more offbeat success stories.

http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/wine/dunne-on-wine/article209444459.html#storylink=cpy

5 ways to save money on wine when prices are up

With wine production on the decrease, the average price for a bottle of wine is going up.

But there are at least five ways you can save money on wine if you’re willing to change your wine-buying habits.

https://www.journal-news.com/business/personal-finance/ways-save-money-wine-when-prices-are/PiBNlHJ3uIRw2mGrUN6sXJ/

The best wine racks you can buy

Wine racks are a great way to save on counter space, show off your collection, and ensure that your bottles are stored properly

http://www.businessinsider.com/best-wine-rack

How many calories are there in a bottle of wine

Does red, white or rose have the most?

http://metro.co.uk/2018/04/25/many-calories-bottle-wine-red-white-rose-7497570/

New Amazon series to make Scotch ‘less stuffy’

Drinks experts Colin Hampden-White, Helena Nicklin and Adrian Smith are set to host a new educational series on Scotch whisky, which will air on Amazon Prime later this year.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/04/new-amazon-series-to-make-scotch-less-stuffy/

ARMAGNAC XO AGE REQUIREMENT INCREASED TO 10 YEARS

Effective from 1 April 2018, it means that 10 years is now the minimum age of the youngest eau-de-vie in an armagnac blend marked XO.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/armagnac-xo-age-requirement-increased-to-10-years/

Constellation Brands Enters Fast-Growing Hard Seltzer Segment

Constellation Brands’ beer division is launching Svedka Spiked premium seltzer in 10 northeastern states early next month. Packaged in 6-packs of 12-ounce slim cans retailing at $10, the malt-based hard seltzers will be available in Strawberry Elderflower and Tangerine Hibiscus flavors, with a third expression, Cucumber Basil, offered in a 12-pack variety pack. Svedka Spiked seltzers are targeted to female consumers, contain 100 calories a serving, and have an ABV of 4.5%. Launch markets include New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, and Delaware.

“The hard seltzer category grew five-fold last year and shows no signs of slowing down,” Matt Escalante, senior director of brand marketing, tells Shanken News Daily. Sales of Svedka, the fourth-largest vodka overall in the U.S., rose by 1.9% to 4.4 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

U.S. wine & spirits sales growth decline, beer posts slight gain: Nielsen

When It Comes To Wine, Don’t Sell American

There is one wine term I absolutely loathe on a wine label in the United States, it’s the moniker American.

http://thecorkreport.us/2018/04/when-it-comes-to-wine-dont-sell-american/

 

Forget taste and smell. Sound is the new way to sell wine to millennials

Wine podcasters as the new wine bloggers.

http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/wine/dunne-on-wine/article204365204.html

What’s the Big Deal About Barbaresco?

This sadly ignored wine is slowly moving out from under Barolo’s imposing shadow.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/04/whats-the-big-deal-about-barbaresco

The real reason Trader Joe’s sells $2 wine

Exactly how the store can maintain such low prices doesn’t have a simple, painless answer. In fact, the whole ordeal was quite painful for Charles Shaw, the founder of the wine label

https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2018/04/27/the-real-reason-trader-joes-sells-dollar2-wine/23422204/

Do you know how much sugar is in your wine?

It’s not always obvious which wines contain the most

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/do-you-know-how-much-sugar-is-in-your-wine-shlm9schr

Stephanie Danler on Why Television Needs ‘Sweetbitter’ Right Now

On May 6, Starz will premiere a six-episode run of Sweetbitter, which Danler helped adapt for the screen. The show effortlessly captures the frenetic, and what Danler calls “sensual,” energy of a restaurant kitchen, but what makes it especially urgent right now is that it puts complex women at the center of the restaurant world.

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/stephanie-danler-sweetbitter-interview

Is your glass of wine poisoning wildlife?

An increase in the number of barn owls coming in with symptoms of poisoning.

http://www.wisconsingazette.com/blogs/is-your-glass-of-wine-poisoning-wildlife/article_84c31657-d730-5c8e-9f18-3715ad515892.html

 

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

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New Products

 

The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Case of Wine

THC-INFUSED BEER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

WHAT IS STREGA?

 

AND MORE!

 

Using CRISPR on Grapes

New technologies like gene editing hold promise for improving the fruit’s resistance to disease

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/using-crispr-on-grapes/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=62141596&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_y9OgaJrV-XcGXR5NdsDPyDcMlWPd5pNWO-c3BnWY0VMAGzrM-uJ86ID8XT4nTucLHMzgFB9qs596veP2eL1K6nvlptNhTJVA5J8kM_Mcg22heJW8&_hsmi=62141271

 

 

THE INTERNET SALES TAX SUPREME COURT CASE IS HUGE, BUT WON’T IMPACT WINERIES MUCH

The requirement to remit sales tax typically comes as a prerequisite to obtaining a license from the state Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agency for the purpose of shipping wine directly to consumers

http://www.compli-beverage.com/blog/the-internet-sales-tax-case-is-huge-but-wont-impact-wineries-much/

 

Why Are Wine Bottles Different Shapes? Ask The Expert!

Have you ever wondered why some wines, like Pinot Noir, come in different shaped bottles?

https://www.reversewinesnob.com/why-are-wine-bottles-different-shapes

 

Researching using dairy by-products to make beer

Cornell researchers are looking into ways to make beer out of a dairy by-product.

http://cnycentral.com/news/local/researching-using-dairy-by-products-to-make-beer

 

French court rejects plea from luxury wine label to stop cheap blends being sold under ‘Petrus’ name

After a seven-year legal battle, the Bordeaux appeals court has ruled that the makers of a cheap, blended wine that sells for less than £10 a bottle can continue to use the name ‘Petrus’.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/14/french-court-rejects-plea-luxury-wine-label-stop-cheap-blends/

 

Wine from French oak or American oak – what a difference a barrel can make

More than just containers for fermenting or ageing, the right barrel can add depth and character to a wine

http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/2141604/wine-french-oak-or-american-oak-what-difference

 

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ABSOLUT VODKA

Even if you do drink Absolut, there are probably more than a few things you don’t know about the product, or the company itself.

https://vinepair.com/articles/absolut-vodka-sweden/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ddea6bf9bf-April_16_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ddea6bf9bf-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ddea6bf9bf-38937345&mc_cid=ddea6bf9bf&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

Pay-to-Play Schemes Keep TTB Busy

These infractions, he adds, can “include on-premise and off-premise retailers. The preferred shelf space at an off-premise retailer may be the space near the check-out counter or the eye-level on the aisle shelves …. For an on-premise retailer, it could be the draft beer taphead, the well product or, again, some shelf or display space that traditionally captures the eye of the consumer who may then order that brand.”

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/04/pay-to-play-schemes-keep-ttb-busy

 

Why comparing wine-quality scores might make no sense

There is no mathematical meaning to comparing wine-quality scores between different critics.

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2018/04/why-comparing-wine-quality-scores-might.html

 

How wine became former UW star Damon Huard’s latest touchdown

Huard’s venture is known as Passing Time. The winery’s name came from South Florida resident Claire Marino. Her husband is one of Huard’s business partners. You might know him as Dan Marino.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/sports/college/pac-12/university-of-washington/article208859029.html

One wine writer asks wine lovers to reflect on their standards

Let’s assume that you are dedicated to drinking wine. It’s your go-to, your default, your everlasting love. Wine is part of your life, and you wouldn’t have it any other way.

With that assumption in mind, let’s consider a handful of questions to find out not how much you love drinking wine, but how “good” you are at it. And if simple concepts like “good” and “bad” are too aggressive, replace “How good are you?” with “How much do you care?”

http://www.sacbee.com/news/news-services/article208982179.html

 

 

Back label wine descriptions: What the jumble and winespeak on the back label really means

In fact, back label wine descriptions may be more annoying, since their job is to help sell the wine. Who wants to buy a wine where the back label promises something that isn’t there?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/back-label-wine-descriptions-what-the-jumble-and-winespeak-on-the-back-label-really-means/

Aussie wine exports to China up 51%,
top $1 billion

Do You Order the Second-Cheapest Wine?

Help us investigate a popular ordering strategy.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/second-cheapest-wine-investigation

French Wine Study Finds Wine Lovers Can Taste Pesticides in Wine

Can you taste pesticides in wine? That’s the topic French scientist and researcher Seralini set out to explore in a country wide study of wines from popular French wine regions (and one Italian wine region).

http://winecountrygeographic.blogspot.com/2018/04/french-wine-study-finds-wine-lovers-can.html

THESE CHEESES ARE MADE WITH ALCOHOL

You know that old saying, “have your champagne and eat it, too?” No? Well, get familiar with it, because we have a groundbreaking round up of cheeses that are made with booze, inspired by a certain pink Prosecco cheese that you’ve probably seen all over the Internet.


https://www.thebacklabel.com/these-cheeses-are-made-with-alcohol-and-you-need-to-try-them-right-now/?utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-4-17-18&mc_cid=cc17980a1c&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WtZ1Kq2ZM9c

Sony Sues Brewer Over “Breaking Bud” Beer

The studio claims Knee Deep Brewing is infringing on its ‘Breaking Bad’ trademarks.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/sony-sues-brewer-breaking-bud-beer-1103620

 

The Beginner’s Guide to Natural Wine

The natural wine movement gains in popularity by the day, but what really makes a wine natural? With shifting definitions and no official standards, confusion can abound. We take a deep look at all things “natty wine” for your complete guide to this exciting category.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/17/natural-wine-guide/

 

Survey at 2018 Vinitaly shows booming trends in organic wine consumption

Italian consumers were developing a strong taste for organic wine, a research unveiled at the Vinitaly wine fair here in Verona showed.

In the first two months of 2018, sales of organic wine reached 21.6 million euros (26.6 million U.S. dollars) in terms of value in the country’s large retails chain only, according to the research.

The figure marked an 88 percent increase compared to the same period of 2017 (while non-organic wine sales overall grew by 3 percent in value).

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/18/c_137118435.htm

 

Why Did Jesus Make So Much Wine?

Jesus was at a wedding, and the hosts ran out of wine. After some discussion with his mother, Mary, Jesus astonishes everyone by turning the purification water into wine.

The question I want to consider is, Why did Jesus make so much wine?

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/erik-raymond/jesus-make-much-wine/

 

Wine trends through the years: The trendiest styles from the past six decades

Tasting glasses at the ready, here’s a look back at some of the biggest wine trends from the swinging Sixties to present day…

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifestyle/wine-trends-through-the-years-the-trendiest-styles-from-the-past-six-decades-837903.html

 

The Problems With Wine Scores

Scores between wine critics cannot be compared except in the rare case in which two critics use the same objective scoring scheme

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2018/04/18/the-problems-with-wine-scores-episode-489/

 

Champagne Shipments to U.S. Increase for Fifth Consecutive Year

In 2017, 23,096,645 bottles of Champagne were shipped to the United States in 2017, an increase of 5.9 percent from 2016.

https://www.champagne.fr/en/comite-champagne/bureaus/bureaus/united-states/news-detail?actu=97

 

Discover the new educational film presenting terroir, vine-training, wine-making, tasting of Champagne

https://youtu.be/uS0wx6Dl838

 

 

7 Beer Pool Floats You Need In Your Life For A Pitcher-Perfect Summer

Ditch the lounge chair and float into the weekend on a beer-inspired pool floaty.

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/7-beer-pool-floats-you-need-in-your-life-for-a-pitcher-perfect-summer-8848635

 

How to Plan Wine for Your Wedding

Wedding planning is hard work. Drinking wine shouldn’t be. We talk to an expert on how to best navigate wine for your wedding, from selections to budget and day-of logistics. Here’s your guide to creating the perfect day.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/18/wedding-wine-planning/

 

 

Have High Acid Wines Finally Burned Out?

There was a time when the single most popular phrase among a certain subset of wine drinkers was “high-acid.” Exhausted from the uber-ripe, fruity, and boozy juice of the previous era, many sommeliers and wine professionals began extolling the virtues of high acidity in the mid-2000s.

https://vinepair.com/articles/high-acid-wine-trend/

 

Decanting a bottle of house wine serves no purpose and other dining tips

There are some things every server, bartender or restaurant manager want the public to know.

http://www.themonitor.com/life/vidafood/article_346a1bdc-430a-11e8-9178-5771570d367b.html

 

Dive into the World of Organic and Biodynamic Wines

Whether you enjoy white, red, sparkling, rosé or all of the above, here are some organic and biodynamic bottles to introduce you to this booming wine category.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/18/organic-biodynamic-wines/

 

Why you should ignore the stigma around ordering the cheapest red or white and enjoy a glass of house wine

Snobby wait staff can make it easy to forget that buying fermented grape juice is supposed to be a business transaction, one no different from dropping your shirts off at the dry cleaners or having your teeth cleaned at the dentist

 

http://nationalpost.com/life/food/why-you-should-ignore-the-stigma-around-ordering-the-cheapest-red-or-white-on-the-menu-and-enjoy-a-glass-of-house-wine

 

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to launch Tequila

If Johnson joins the Tequila bandwagon, he will follow in the footsteps of George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s Casamigos brand – which was sold to Diageo for US$1bn last year – and Justin Timberlake’s Sauza 901 brand – which Beam Suntory has had a minority stake in since 2014.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/04/dwayne-the-rock-johnson-to-launch-tequila/

 

MOËT & CHANDON: CHAMPAGNE PAIRS BEST WITH FRENCH FRIES

Adding to a growing list of ‘low-brow’ food such as popcorn and fish and chips, French fries are yet another pairing perfect for Champagne according to Moët & Chandon, in line with the principle that Champagne’s zesty acidity cuts through the saltiness and fat of junk food.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/moet-chandon-champagne-pairs-best-with-french-fries/

 

Wines Listed from Dry to Sweet

Here are a couple of simplified charts of popular wines listed from dry to sweet.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wines-listed-dry-sweet/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=964e7cffc8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-964e7cffc8-62472929&mc_cid=964e7cffc8&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Best Wine For Sushi? Try One of These

In this article, the aim is to simplify some of that “what if,” discerned through tireless (and totally selfless) tasting of wines alongside some of the more interesting styles of sushi.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/best-wine-sushi-try-one/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=964e7cffc8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-964e7cffc8-62472929&mc_cid=964e7cffc8&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Budweiser parent absolved of pay-to-play charge in Mass.

In a case closely watched by the US beer industry, Massachusetts alcohol officials have determined that a local beer wholesaler owned by Anheuser-Busch is not liable under state anti-pay-to-play rules for giving away nearly $1 million in equipment to beer retailers.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2018/04/18/budweiser-parent-absolved-pay-play-charge-mass/3IScLwfDG5wOXUlX2r9OJL/story.html

 

Tasting note dilemmas

Jane Anson considers the mechanics of putting together a tasting note, and what factors she believes are worth considering.


http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/news-blogs-anson/anson-tasting-note-dilemmas-388684/#VVMw6DrB025isrZ3.99

THC-INFUSED BEER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

What if we told you that it’s possible to enjoy the taste of a cold beer and the pleasant feel of solid buzz without the hangover? It sounds like an impossible dream, right? Well, that dream will soon be a reality for the people of Colorado.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/thc-infused-beer/?utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-4-19-18&mc_cid=f6c1f96478&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wts0xa2ZN8c

AUSTRALIAN WINERY HALTS KANGAROO CULL AFTER BACKLASH

An Australian winery has cancelled its planned kangaroo cull after facing heavy criticism from animal rights advocates on social media.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/australian-winery-halts-kangaroo-cull-after-backlash/

 

Exploring Rosé Winemaking Techniques

Wine professionals from Provence to Chile discuss the varying production methods for pink wines

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/exploring-rose-winemaking-techniques/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=62245058&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9on9wzmA7RwXHnGOgQb4W1-SBP8TP_4g4zW8aaMRu8PMlUeABzLCTXAixpqHSjXlL27E9V7DOQLd9drMtPXik0DZKtRoxBccLlleaUlCGNHFdoc50&_hsmi=62244964

 

Anheuser-Busch Hopes Multi-Packs Will Stoke Growth of High End Brands

Felipe Szpigel, president of A-B’s High End, told Brewbound that more of his division’s craft breweries will be releasing 15- and 18-packs in the next couple of months.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/anheuser-busch-hopes-multi-packs-will-stoke-growth-high-end-brands?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=b5becec34e-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-b5becec34e-36686829

 

How The Prisoner Went From Outsider Wine to $285 Million National Phenomenon

The Prisoner, the ridiculously popular California red blend with the shackled inmate on the bottle.

https://vinepair.com/articles/prisoner-wine-red-blend-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bfc2cf63a2-Aprl_21_2018BOS&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bfc2cf63a2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-bfc2cf63a2-38937345&mc_cid=bfc2cf63a2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Do Wine Consumer Preferences Change Over Time?

New Research Study Provides Some Answers

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=198045

 

Wine Enthusiast Podcast: Red, White and Green

Raise a glass to Mother Earth on this episode of the Wine Enthusiast podcast, when we dive into environmentally-friendly winemaking techniques, the farm-to-table movement and an in-depth look at the natural wine trend.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/18/s3e8/

 

What’s wrong with rosé wines, and why you should never pay more than $25 for a bottle

As we enter pink wine season, we find ourselves in a category run amok. Demand is as riotous as a Black Friday toy sale at Walmart, and a towering tsunami of pink mediocrity has flooded the market to meet it. Rosé has not just jumped the shark, it’s jumped the whale next to the shark and the cruise ship bearing down on the whale.

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-fo-dr-away-with-rose-wine-20180421-story.html

 

Making Sense of Mendocino

Mendocino is a county with two faces. One face, the softer side, is well known. This is the coastal half that contains Anderson Valley, where delicate Pinot Noir and exceptional sparkling wines are enjoying increasing, and deserving, renown. The other face of Mendocino resides further east, in the cache of old vines that sprawl across the Redwood Valley appellation and surround the towns of Ukiah, Talmage, and Hopland.

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/articles/b/kelli-white/posts/mendocino-county

 

Rules for Trade Tasting Events

Such an occasion is not the best at which to make a serious evaluation of a wine; the portions are tiny, the crush of people can be terrific, and sometimes the sheer number of wines to be tried is overwhelming.

http://biggerthanyourhead.net/2018/04/19/rules-for-trade-tasting-events/

 

Red Champagne, France’s Best Kept Secret

Coteaux Champenois rouge is an intriguing wine that history almost left behind. But this red from the Champagne region of France is staging a comeback. Here’s what you should know.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/19/red-champagne/

 

What Is A Wine Hostel? These Low-Budget Accommodations Will Make Your Next Trip Posh As Heck

If you’re planning your next vacation on the cheap, you might choose to stay in a hostel to save your money for more important things, like wine. Well, someone had the genius idea of combining these two things.

https://www.bustle.com/p/what-is-a-wine-hostel-these-low-budget-accommodations-will-make-your-next-trip-posh-as-heck-8853269

 

Winemakers cashing in on vegan-friendly ‘revolution’

Australian winemakers who once hid the fact their wines were vegan-friendly are now proudly displaying their credentials on bottle labels because in today’s market, being a more naturally made product is something to advertise.

But wine is just grapes, right? Not exactly.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-21/vegan-wine-exports-china-surge-with-demand-for-natural-products/9653362

 

The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Case of Wine

Wine lovers buy bottles of wine. Wine fanatics buy cases.

Learn how much is in a case of wine, what it should cost, and how to put together a great mixed case.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/case-of-wine-guide/

 

WHAT IS STREGA?

An Italian liqueur that’s a veritable witches’ brew of herbs and spices which speak to the complexity of this gently sweet elixir: Strega.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/what-is-strega/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-4-22-18&mc_cid=4ccb7e0a0b&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WtzhCa2ZOSM

 

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This Weeks Highlights:

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Why don’t Americans drink wine with lunch?

IF YOU DRINK TEQUILA WITH SALT AND LIME, YOU DON’T LIKE TEQUILA

Anheuser-Busch debuts summery new Bud Light Orange

 

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Wine & PB&J

Wine. Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Could two things be more at odds?

https://www.traderjoes.com/digin/post/wine-pbj

  

MillerCoors Releases Henry’s Hard Sparkling in Slim Cans

Just in time for spring, Henry’s Hard Sparkling Water is now available in new 12-ounce slim cans at retailers nationwide. With only 88 calories and no sugar per 12-ounces, Henry’s Hard Sparkling Water has the lowest calories and sugar amongst the largest players in the category.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/millercoors-releases-henrys-hard-sparkling-slim-cans?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ffe1eeb256-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ffe1eeb256-36686829

 

Winemakers Love April Showers…. but Only Before May Flowers

The real danger for Northern California vineyards, however, lies not with flooding (so far) but with the frost that comes when the warm storm front moves through and is replaced by clear, cold nights.

http://www.girlandthegrape.com/uncategorized/winemakers-love-april-showers-may-flowers/

 

Who judges the wine judges? And how can we increase judge diversity?

What makes a good judge?

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/who-judges-the-wine-judges-and-how-can-we-increase-judge-diversity

 

Emerging American Wine Regions

Ask someone 20 years ago about American wine, and your answer likely would have highlighted California wines. Ask the same question 10 years ago, and you may have seen a few nods to Washington and Oregon as well. But today, American wine has started to take on a different shape.

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/articles/b/jessica-dupuy/posts/emerging-american-wine-regions

 

Anheuser-Busch debuts summery new Bud Light Orange

The orangey creation will be joining Bud Light Lime as a citrusy riff off Bud Light, America’s best-selling beer.

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/04/08/anheuser-busch-debuts-summery-new-bud-light-orange.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=70180c6d31-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-70180c6d31-36686829

 

Red wine is the number one alcoholic drink that is bad for your skin

This is not what we wanted to hear…

https://www.rsvplive.ie/life/food/red-wine-bad-skin-alcohol-12325758

 

Three-tier system failure: A tale of three wines

Three quality cheap wines readers aren’t able to buy, thanks to three-tier system failure

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/three-tier-system-failure-a-tale-of-three-wines/

 

Top 3 Ways to Make Your Wine Labels Stand Out From the Crowd

As wine label producers for over 18 years, we are asked daily by our clients what they should do to improve their labels – to help their brand stand out from the crowd and ultimately sell more wine. Many of the wineries for whom we produce labels have realized that attractive labels have maximized their impact and are well worth the time and investment.

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/vintage-99-label.html#whatsnew

 

Spain beats Italy, France as world’s biggest wine exporter

This puts the country ahead of its main competitors Italy (21 million hectolitres) and France (15 million hectolitres).

http://www.euronews.com/2018/04/09/spain-2017-s-biggest-wine-exporter-beating-both-italy-and-france

 

How the wine biz breaks a social taboo with the art of spitting

IT’S one of the most anti-social acts of all. Spitting.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/thesourcesa/how-the-wine-biz-breaks-a-social-taboo-with-the-art-of-spitting/news-story/d44bc3f98e029e54e793270a4aa23dd5

 

The craft beer industry’s buzz is wearing off

Has craft beer peaked? In one sign that the industry has grown less frothy, more craft breweries closed in 2017 than any time in the past decade.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2018/04/10/the-craft-beer-industrys-buzz-is-wearing-off/?utm_term=.fd83e0d568ad

 

Science Gives Sake a Modern Upgrade

Centrifuge physics are being used to update traditional sake brewing methods. But is this technological twist just a gimmick, or could it be the future of this classic Japanese drink?

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/09/centrifuge-sake-science/

WHY IS CHUCK ONLY TWO BUCKS?

To really get to the bottom of this mystery, it’s important to take a look at how this brand of juice is made.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/why-is-chuck-only-two-bucks/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-4-10-18&mc_cid=0fae1e402f&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Ws0MGq2ZOSM

Danica Patrick Readies for Next Chapter as a Wine Entrepreneur

Somnium, her vineyard on Howell Mountain

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/04/10/danica-patrick-next-wine-entrepreneur

Benzinger Family Winery Releases New Tier of Organically Farmed Reserve Wines

Benziger Organic Reserve Wine tier, a selection of wines made with grapes from organically farmed vineyards in premiere California appellations.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/04/10/benzinger-new-organically-farmed-wines

Move over Bordeaux: Could Brittany soon rule France’s wine map?

Brittany, the region of northwestern France, is renowned for its beaches, seagulls and delicious seafood – but one of the last things you’d associate with the area is local wine.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180410/move-over-bordeaux-climate-change-brings-back-brittany-wine

How to Make Weed Wine

Weed wine, however, is easy to make—while remaining delicious and potent.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/199311/how-to-make-weed-wine/

 

Three Olives debuts rosé-flavored vodka

Proximo Spirits has extended its Three Olives Vodka range with the launch of a rosé-flavored expression.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/04/three-olives-debuts-rose-flavoured-vodka/

INJECTABLE BIO CHIP CREATED TO MONITOR ALCOHOL USE

The chip has been developed by engineers at the San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, and can be implanted just under the surface of the skin and is powered wirelessly by a wearable device, such as a smartwatch or patch.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/injectable-bio-chip-created-to-monitor-alcohol-use/

Prosecco DOC Announces the First Ever “National Prosecco Week”

The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the entity that oversees the production of the hugely popular Italian sparkling wine, is pleased to announce the launch of the first ever National Prosecco Week, beginning Monday, June 11th.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=197733

 

50 Fastest Growing U.S. Craft Brewers

Milford, Massachusetts’s CraftRoots Brewing, LLC topped the inaugural list of fastest growing brewers between 2016 and 2017. The taproom and brewery, located about an hour southwest of Boston, has a deep focus on community and locally-sourced ingredients.

https://www.craftbeer.com/editors-picks/50-fastest-growing-u-s-craft-brewers?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=66436f1cd8-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-66436f1cd8-36686829

 

Port 2016 vintage ‘likely’ to be widely declared
‘2016 is likely to be only the fourth fully declared vintage since 2000 and the first since the well received 2011s,
http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/port-2016-vintage-likely-widely-declared-388433/

Prosecco Wars: should the Aussies be able to use the name?

But the story is more nuanced than that, and the Australians have a strong case. When the grape came to Australia, its name was Prosecco

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/australia/prosecco-wars-should-the-aussies-be-able-to-use-the-name

Alcoholic beverage machines bill clears Connecticut House

A bill allowing consumers to purchase glasses of wine, beer and hard cider from a machine has again cleared the Connecticut House of Representatives.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article208474569.html

The vocabulary of scent

Uniquely, our scent perception is filtered through the emotional centre of our brains, bypassing rational interpretation for the instinctual hub: the hypothalamus. That’s why we have such an emotional response to a stranger wearing our mother’s perfume; and why smells are so hard to separate from these innate emotional responses.

https://www.celiadrinks.com/home/the-vocabulary-of-scent

With Cognac, it’s all about terroir

The environment, including the chalky soil, is everything when it comes to producing the right grapes

https://troymedia.com/2018/04/10/cognac-terroir-grande-champagne/

 

How Self-Driving Cars Will Change The Wine Industry

Making roads safer is only part of the picture of what can be done with AI for the wine business. The marketing support they will able to provide wineries with, eventually, is going to be mind blowing

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2018/04/11/self-driving-cars-are-coming/#7a2622ad31a2

 

 

Woodford Reserve unveils silver and gold Julep cups

Kentucky Bourbon brand Woodford Reserve has unveiled two limited-edition Mint Julep cups, one made from sterling silver and another plated with 24 karat gold.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/04/woodford-reserve-unveils-silver-and-gold-julep-cups/

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY UNVEILS WILD TURKEY BOURBON

Actor Matthew McConaughey has taken his role as creative director of Wild Turkey a step further, announcing the launch of his own signature bourbon made under the guidance of master distiller Eddie Russell.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/matthew-mcconaughey-unveils-wild-turkey-bourbon/

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RIOJA’S NEW RULES

Rioja has launched a new global marketing campaign to highlight a series of changes to the region’s quality tiers and regulations – but what’s different, and why?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/everything-you-need-to-know-about-riojas-new-rules/

Cold Brew & Wine Had A Beverage Baby & Here’s What It Tastes Like

Last month, Apothic Wine announced it was getting in on the coolest trend in coffee — yes, you read that correctly. Just in time for summer, the wine brand introduced a limited release red wine which is infused with cold brew. The wine, which is called Apothic Brew, is now beginning to show up on store shelves and we got to try it.

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https://www.refinery29.com/2018/04/196076/apothic-cold-brew-coffee-red-wine-review?bucketed=true&bucketing_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

 

IF YOU DRINK TEQUILA WITH SALT AND LIME, YOU DON’T LIKE TEQUILA

Tequila, despite being one of the most popular spirits in the world, is also among the most misunderstood.

https://vinepair.com/articles/never-salt-lime-tequila/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d4d4d20681-April_12_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d4d4d20681-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d4d4d20681-38937345&mc_cid=d4d4d20681&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Superstar Somm Shares Five Expert Tips for Pairing Wine With Chinese Food

Most Americans are under the misconception that Chinese fare is not especially wine-friendly.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-chinese-food-wine-pairing/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d4d4d20681-April_12_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d4d4d20681-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d4d4d20681-38937345&mc_cid=d4d4d20681&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Introduction to Soil Types and Wine

Here are two very common questions when it comes to soil types and wine:

http://winefolly.com/review/introduction-soil-types-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=2d3320d039-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-2d3320d039-62472929&mc_cid=2d3320d039&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

The Pagan Origins of Toasting (Really?)

You mean to tell me that toasting (a highlight of wedding celebrations) is pagan?

Pre-Christian yes, but calling it pagan seems a bit heathen.

Here’s a brief history of the tradition of toasting.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/pagan-origins-of-toasting/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=2d3320d039-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-2d3320d039-62472929&mc_cid=2d3320d039&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Beaujolais exports boom boosted by entry-level

In 2017, overall exports of wine from the region rose 21% in value on volumes up 24% compared to the previous year, second only to Provence and SW France, according to the latest data released by BusinessFrance.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/23362/Beaujolais_exports_boom_boosted_by_entry-level__.html

How to identify common wine taints and Amorim trying to help

One source of the contamination can be the cork, TCA deriving from a natural mould that thrives in the cork tree’s bark. But most TCA taint comes from other sources pre-bottling and a cork can actually prevent airborne contamination, or so it is claimed.

http://www.the-buyer.net/people/producer/most-common-wine-taints-amorim/

 

KALE VODKA IS HERE TO MAKE YOU FEEL HEALTHY

Calling anyone who religiously follows Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP or only eats non-GMO, organic, gluten-free, no-sugar-added food: superfood inspired vodka has arrived.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/kale-vodka-is-here-to-make-you-feel-healthy-af/?utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-4-12-18&mc_cid=020f6889d0&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WtH16a2ZN8c

ARE YOU A SUPERTASTER?

Supertasters live in a world where food and drink are felt more intensely than their average taster and non-taster counterparts

https://www.thebacklabel.com/are-you-a-supertaster/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-4-12-18&mc_cid=020f6889d0&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WtH2Yq2ZN8c

California Cabernet Too Hot to Handle

It’s slowly dawning on winemakers that certain popular grape varieties are not best suited to the Californian climate.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/04/california-cabernet-too-hot-to-handle

 

Three Reasons Wine Could Be Hurt by Marijuana Legalization

Adult-use marijuana is now legal in nine states, and Canada looks to legalize by the end of the summer. Should the alcoholic beverages sector be worried, and if so, which category is most vulnerable to the rise in marijuana use that comes with legalization?

https://research.rabobank.com/far/en/sectors/beverages/Three-Reasons-Wine-Could-Be-Hurt-by-Marijuana-Legalization.html?utm_source=%20%20&utm_medium=Email&utm_region=&utm_sector=beverages

 

NEW STUDY SAYS DRINKING EVERY DAY CAN TAKE YEARS OFF YOUR LIFE, AND THE DRINKS INDUSTRY IS FURIOUS

Industry leaders have hit out at new research which claims that drinking an extra glass of wine every day can take years off your life.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/new-study-says-drinking-every-day-can-take-years-off-your-life-and-the-drinks-industry-is-furious/

WINE AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS TAKES USA BY STORM

The product hails from Fetzer Vineyards ­– a business owned since 2011 by Chile’s Concha y Toro – and has enjoyed phenomenal growth from 5,000 cases in 2014 to 120,000 cases of annual sales in the past 12 months, according to Fetzer winemaking director, Bob Blue.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/wine-aged-in-bourbon-barrels-takes-usa-by-storm/

WINERY RELEASES SAUVIGNON BLANC AGED IN EX-TEQUILA BARRELS

A Napa winery has released a Sauvignon Blanc aged in ex-Tequila barrels, in an effort to “challenge the norm of traditional winemaking” while drawing on the increasing popularity of the agave-based spirit.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/winery-releases-sauvignon-blanc-aged-in-ex-tequila-barrels/

E&J GALLO SIGNS NEW DISTRIBUTION DEAL IN MAINLAND CHINA

Californian wine giant E&J Gallo has signed a new regional distribution deal with Chinese company Eternal Asia, following its break with Nanpuearlier last year, ambitious to turn its entry-level Carlo Rossi brand into the No. 1 imported wine in the mainland market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/ej-gallo-signs-new-distribution-deal-in-mainland-china/

In Drought-Stricken Central California, Harvard Hopes to Turn Water Into Wine

Harvard owns 7,500 acres of vineyards in Cuyama Valley, California. Water scarcity threatens the future of agriculture in the region.

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/4/13/water-harvard-vineyards/

Why don’t Americans drink wine with lunch?

Even when we dine in restaurants with kitchens that turn out carefully prepared, sophisticated food that begs for wine accompaniment, we don’t drink wine at lunch, for the most part. We say, “I’m fine with just water,” or we upgrade to sparkling water or some other nonalcoholic beverage. We do this partly because returning to the office with boozy breath is taboo in our work-worshipping culture.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-drinking-wine-at-lunch-0413-story.html

 

 

Flax bottle seeks to offer eco-friendly alternative for wine, beer and spirits

A bottle made from flax fibres could provide a lightweight, biodegradable alternative to traditional glass wine spirit and beer bottles: according to the French company that will put the first flax-based bottle on the market this year.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/04/13/Flax-bottle-seeks-to-offer-eco-friendly-alternative-for-wine-beer-and-spirits

 

Why old vines?

We often hear the expression “Old Vine” and see it printed primarily on Zinfandel labels, but has anyone defined what that means?

http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/allen-balik/allen-balik-the-wine-exchange-why-old-vines/article_d02b22ec-7f39-57aa-be43-981f1e872d7c.html

 

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April 16, 2018

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New Products

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What Does it Mean When the Same Grape has Different Names?

Here’s How Enormous Pot Sales Could Get With Legalization

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Nonprofit Finds Trace Amounts of Arsenic in Popular Beer, Wine Brands

The culprit? Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.

https://www.geek.com/culture/nonprofit-finds-trace-amounts-of-arsenic-in-popular-beer-wine-brands-1735555/

 

Searching for Chocolate in Wine

Why do some wines taste or smell of chocolate?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/03/searching-for-chocolate-in-wine

 

Anheuser-Busch Recalls Certain Stella Artois Bottles in US and Canada

In a press release, A-B, the world’s largest beer manufacturer, said a packaging flaw in some 11.2 oz. bottles manufactured by an unnamed European third-party vendor “may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the beer.”

https://www.brewbound.com/news/anheuser-busch-recalls-certain-stella-artois-bottles-us-canada?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=a71eabc236-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-a71eabc236-36686829

 

Bacardi Targets Cognac, Whisky Drinkers With Premium Portfolio Revamp

Bacardi is looking to bring more consumers into the high-end rum category with a major revamp of its upscale range. The rum giant has added two new premium offerings—Bacardi Añejo Cuatro and Gran Reserva Diez—to the portfolio of its flagship brand. According to Bacardi, the move is expected to tap nascent trading-up trends within the U.S. rum category, which, thus far, has premiumized at a far slower pace than other spirits segments like Tequila and whisk(e)y.

“It’s no secret that rum has been on the decline for the past 10 years. But where we’re seeing growth is within the premium side of the category,” says Bacardi vice president Ned Duggan. “There’s massive opportunity, as rum is the final spirits category whose volume remains predominantly within the standard segment. Only 15% of the value of the rum category is at the premium-plus level.”

The newly launched Bacardi Añejo Cuatro and Gran Reserva Diez retail at $20 and $40 a 750-ml., respectively. They join Bacardi’s existing Gran Reserva Limitada ($100) and Reserva Ocho ($30) labels, with the latter also receiving a packaging update as part of the portfolio refresh. Reserva Ocho has a current U.S. volume of roughly 30,000 cases, while Gran Reserva Limitada sells between 500 to 1,000 cases annually. The revamped portfolio will be targeted toward existing spirits consumers in the 25- to 34-year-old age range, with a focus on metropolitan areas and people who already consume Cognac and whiskies.

 

 

Meet the Beer Perfect for Wine Drinkers

American craft breweries are putting a tart twist on classic German-style ales, making fruit-forward, low-alcohol beers perfect for wine drinkers looking to try something different.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/02/fruited-german-style-ales-wine-drinkers-beer/

 

Women, especially millennials, are driving wine trends

“We do know from our research that 60 percent of wine consumers are women, so of course, women are very important to the wine industry and for reasons beyond those percentages,” said Jennifer Jo Wiseman, vice president of E&J Gallo Winery. “One reason is because women frequently connect to one another and gathering around food with family and friends.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-fam-women-who-wine-0410-story.html

 

What Is Natural Wine…and Why Should You Drink It?

Perhaps you heard the phrase “natural wine” ten years ago, and it referred to a wine bottled without sulfites. And then you tried said wine and experienced something so funky it was off-putting — or, worse yet, bad — because so-called sulfite-free wines, when made poorly, tend to turn quickly, since sulfur acts as a preservative. This is why, when sommeliers tell us they serve natural wines exclusively, they often feel compelled to immediately follow up with this defensive caveat: “But I’d never serve you bad wine.”

http://www.westword.com/restaurants/what-is-natural-wineand-why-should-you-drink-it-10148062

 

MARYSE CHEVRIERE ON ILLUSTRATING WINE TASTING NOTES

When wine is described as “hedonistic,” “funky” or “tightly wound,” what do you picture? How would you illustrate “freshly baked bread and sweaty latex gloves morphing to heavenly petrichor and black thick bosomy cherry laced in a spearmint bodice?”

https://www.winemag.com/maryse-chevriere-wine-notes/

 

FORGET BEER, IRELAND IS ALSO WINE COUNTRY

European wine aficionados traditionally think of France, Italy or Spain when it comes to quality vino.

However, Ireland has had a wine culture that dates back 16 centuries.

Like many countries, the Irish involvement with wine started with monks. Monasteries needed wine for mass and monks made it. So in the 5th century a Cistercian monastery in County Kilkenny started a vineyard.

Ireland is now home to five vineyards in counties including Dublin, Waterford and Cork.

 

Jim Beam And Bud Partner

Jim Beam and Budweiser have collaborated on a new cross-merchandising campaign and limited-edition beer. Inspired by the “beer and a Bourbon shot,” occasion, the joint marketing push pairs the two brands together at on- and off-premise venues across the U.S., effective immediately. Additionally, Budweiser brewmasters and Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe are set to debut Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager this September. The limited release brew—made with two-row barley and aged on Jim Beam Bourbon barrel staves—will honor the 85th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.

 

WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER POUR YOUR OWN SAKE

All drinking culture is rich with tradition. Unspoken codes and customs find us clinking glasses, buying rounds, and tapping the bar before taking a shot, regardless of our surroundings.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sake-serving-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=017ed329ca-April_03_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-017ed329ca-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-017ed329ca-38937345&mc_cid=017ed329ca&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Heineken to Release 18-Bottle CoolerPack This Summer

Heineken is bringing back the CoolerPack, an engineered 18-pack cardboard packaging innovation that allows consumers to chill their Heineken by simply removing the top to the case and adding ice, bringing convenience and occasion-based purchase choice to beer drinkers everywhere.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/heineken-release-18-bottle-coolerpack-summer?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=1395cf3b1a-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-1395cf3b1a-36686829

 

 

How Organic Wine Finally Caught On

Overall, less than 5% of the world’s vineyards are organic. In the United States, the world’s largest consumer of wine, only 1% of wine sold by volume was organic.

https://hbr.org/2018/04/how-organic-wine-finally-caught-on

 

Scratching the Surface of Wine in America

American Wine By the Numbers

https://wineeconomist.com/2018/04/03/us-wine-world/

 

Don’t judge a wine by its high tech label

Ah, the good old days. Remember when a wine label was pleasantly understated — a time when both the producer and the buyer were focused solely on what was inside the bottle?

http://www.capitalgazette.com/entertainment/ac-cn-wine-20180404-story.html

 

13 CRAZY WINE GLASSES FOR CRAZY WINE DRINKERS

Have a crazy wine drinker in your life for whom you need to get a gift?

https://tipsybartender.com/13-crazy-wine-glasses-for-crazy-wine-drinkers/

 

Now You Can Buy Alcohol Using A Hashtag – You’re Welcome

Now, for those over 21 years old in the US, Saucey has partnered with LA based start up, Boost Inc. to unlock purchasing via social hashtags and text. You can simply text the hashtag #DUSSE100 to 81000 to buy, or registered Boost users can comment with the hashtag on Twitter or Instagram to easily order a bottle of D’USSÉ V.S.O.P. cognac to be shipped to their door using Saucey’s delivery platform.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/now-you-can-buy-alcohol-using-a-hashtag—youre-welcome-300623605.html

 

Why buyers want super varietal wines 1st, country of origin 2nd

The world of wine is slowly being dominated by what could be referred to as the “Super Varietal”. Grape varieties that now sell the wine far more than the country, the region or even the producer where they are made. Driven by private label and exclusive wine ranges and a number of high profile wine brands that all make the grape variety the hero, it is changing the face of wine buying, particularly in a year when there is so less wine to buy.

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/richard-siddle-why-buyers-are-looking-at-varietal-first-country-of-origin-second/

 

Tech start-up bids to demystify ‘baffling’ supermarket wine aisles

The latest version of Corkscrew, an app set up in 2016 to demystify restaurant wine lists and act as a virtual sommelier, will sift through the thousands of supermarket wines to give recommendations based on personal preferences, food pairings and expert reviews.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/23313/Tech_start-up_bids_to_demystify__91baffling_92_supermarket_wine_aisles.html

 

 

Cavit Collection Wines Introduces Limited Edition Rosé and Cavit Prosecco

The latest additions to the popular collection. Imported by leading U.S. wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International, the new wines will be available nationally at specialty wine and liquor stores nationwide.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/04/03/cavit-collection-rose-cavit-prosecco

 

How to Pair Indian Food with Wine, Beer and Cocktails

Indian dishes are often well-balanced, and it may not seem like they need the added flavor of a drink, but we spoke with a few experts who all agreed that no matter your preferred beverage there’s always a perfect pairing.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/04/indian-food-wine-beer-cocktails/

 

Would you drink wine for breakfast?

There’s more to breakfast boozing than a Bloody Mary

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/would-you-drink-wine-for-breakfast-a3805851.html

 

Here’s How Enormous Pot Sales Could Get With Legalization

U.S. pot sales could reach $75 billion by 2030 if the nation fully legalized recreational use, an analyst said in a report Wednesday, potentially making the industry bigger than the U.S. wine market is today.

https://www.investors.com/news/marijuana-sales-after-legalization-compares-with-beer-wine-cigarette-sales/

 

Three Days Of Glory

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The hills of Burgundy are covered in legendary vineyards, pristinely manicured, tiny parcels rooted in the planet’s most exclusive soils. The wine growers are hardworking, humble vignerons who work in awe of the vines they farm.

But on April 27, 2016, a brutal frost devastated Burgundy. Some of the producers lost 90 percent or more of their crop before the year has even begun. Still, they press on with the stubborn courage forged by grit and generations of humility before the spiritual gift of the terroir, their soil and landscape, that produces the most stunning wines on the planet.

http://threedaysofglory.com

 

American project André: The Voice of Wine

American winemaker André Tchelistcheff, premiering at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater this coming Saturday, 7 April.

http://themaestrofilm.com/index.htm

 

What Will Wine Taste Like On Mars? A Virtual Reality Event.

Have you ever enjoyed a wine on vacation, only to be disappointed when you sip the same wine at home? Context plays a huge role in our enjoyment of food and drink – so it only makes sense that the flavors we enjoy on Earth will taste different on another plant.

https://bottlesfinewine.com/what-will-wine-taste-like-on-mars-a-virtual-reality-event/

 

Catena Appellation Wines Now Available Nationally

An extraordinary opportunity for wine lovers to taste the unique character of Argentina’s wine sub-regions.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/04/03/catena-appellation-wines-now-available

 

 

WHY ONLY TRASHY WINE BARS GIVE YOU GIANT POURS

When you fill a glass with wine, only the top part hits air, while the rest stays “raw.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wine-pour-sizes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8458590961-April_05_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8458590961-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8458590961-38937345&mc_cid=8458590961&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Is Wine Good for Your Heart?

Is it the alcohol, the resveratrol, or both? A new analysis seeks to better understand how wine benefits cardiovascular health

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Why-Is-Wine-Good-for-Your-Heart

 

Cover Crops in a Vineyard & How They Benefit the Wine Grapes

Do YOU know WHY vineyards plant a cover crop??

http://siponthisjuice.com/wine-facts-cover-crops-in-a-vineyard-how-they-benefit-the-wine-grapes/

 

India’s growing thirst for wine

In a country with a billion-plus population and 485 million people above the legal drinking age, India is a market with many opportunities

http://www.dynamicexport.com.au/export-market/articles-export-markets/India-s-growing-thirst-for-wine/

 

GMO Yeast Mimics Flavors Of Hops, But Will Craft Brewers Bite?

A team of beer-brewing chemists and geneticists in California has created a genetically modified yeast that produces hoppy aromas and flavors without any interaction with the fragrant blossoms themselves. In other words, they’ve developed a way to make beer hoppy without using hops.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/04/04/599147983/gmo-yeast-mimics-flavors-of-hops-but-will-craft-brewers-bite?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=9f26c26a5e-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-9f26c26a5e-36686829

 

GRAPE GUIDE: CHARDONNAY

Chardonnay is one of the most widely planted, versatile grapes in the entire viticultural world, creating cuvées with flavor profiles all over the spectrum.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/grape-guide-chardonnay/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-4-5-18&mc_cid=93f055632a&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wsi_d62ZN8c

 

 

Italian Prisoners Are Making One of Their Country’s Most Unusual Wines

The famous Tuscan producer Frescobaldi is helping rehabilitate men through vermentino and sangiovese

https://www.thedailymeal.com/drink/italian-prisoners-are-making-one-their-countrys-most-unusual-wines

Belgian wine production increases 12 %

Belgian viticulture had to deal with weak weather conditions for the second year in a row. Nevertheless, the industry has performed well, with a 12 % production increase and a growing number of growers.

https://www.retaildetail.eu/en/news/food/belgian-wine-production-increases-12

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN CHINESE WINE PRODUCTION

The county fared well in all wine categories. In 2017, it ranked 6th for the number of medals, following traditional wine producing countries like Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Chile, and ahead of South Africa and Greece.

http://www.concoursmondial.com/en/news/latest-developments-chinese-wine-production/

What Does it Mean When the Same Grape has Different Names?

What’s really the difference between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris? Syrah and Shiraz? Zinfandel and Primitivo? While these may be the same grape varieties with different names, local terroir can change their flavor more than you think. Learn how it works.

Close up of blue grapes

https://www.winemag.com/2018/03/27/same-grape-different-names/

Search for wine ‘smoke taint’ solutions intensifies after Northern California wildfires

The international pursuit of ways to predict how much smoke from a wildfire will end up in finished wine and what to do about it got a boost when the dark clouds of particles pumped out by the massive North Bay fires in October descended on the University of California, Davis, experimental vineyard in Napa Valley.

http://www.sonomanews.com/business/8188016-181/search-for-wine-smoke-taint

Myth-busting the taste of Arizona wine

If you think Arizona wine doesn’t compare to wine made in Sonoma or Napa Valley, you’re right.

Arizona wine doesn’t compare, but not for the reasons you may think.

http://arizonasonoranewsservice.com/myth-busting-the-taste-of-arizona-wine/

Why Smaller Distributors Are Banding Together in a Changing Market

A quick way to scale up is just one benefit of these mergers and acquisitions

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-smaller-distributors-are-banding-together-in-a-changing-market/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=61892731&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8btTG13117u3C3UI4jzzVNN_TdoQXFkEy–hY08qGGrCvyTc_4QMWlaUJP6PD3TvjQ6KZa3QUJfdFm6ap_1UKlv41Fcorhuf_i2zXmdj49LCZftuU&_hsmi=61892676

Chaptalization: new labeling norms could force European winemakers to list sugar as an ingredient

Europe’s drinks sector announced plans [in March] to inform consumers more about the energy content and ingredients in beer, wine and spirits in a self-policing move, but critics said much of this information would only be available online.”

https://dobianchi.com/2018/04/05/sugar-wine-alcohol/

Best Time of Year for Chardonnay? You’d Be Surprised.

December, unsurprisingly, is the month of the year when interest exceeds any other.

http://www.enolytics.com/enolytics101/2018/4/6/best-time-of-year-for-chardonnay-youd-be-surprised

 

One wine writer asks wine lovers to reflect on their standards

You might also realize that you have been too rigid about some other aspect of wine drinking. Letting go of that hang-up might increase your enjoyment.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-wine-rules-0406-story.html

What does wine made from Concord grapes taste like?

Concord grapes are native to the eastern United States, and most of the wines made from these grapes are made in an off-dry style (they taste pretty sweet).

http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/What-Does-Concord-Grape-Wine-Taste-Like-56292

New label aims to help drinkers find eco-friendly wines

The new “California Certified Sustainable” logo was just approved for use on 2017 vintage wines by the California Su4tainable Winegrowing Alliance

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/new-label-aims-to-help-drinkers-find-eco-friendly-wines/2018/04/06/d342a54c-390c-11e8-8fd2-49fe3c675a89_story.html?utm_term=.29365c629817

What Does Minerality Mean When it Comes to Wine?

Wine does not, of course, taste like rocks.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/mineral-wines

An intro to beer for non-beer drinkers

There are actually two “types” of beer – craft beer and big beer.

http://abc7.com/food/an-intro-to-beer-for-non-beer-drinkers/3313105/

Argentinian wine beyond Malbec

For many people, Agentinian wines are associated with just one grape – malbec.

But there are plenty of others to try

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/apr/08/argentinian-wine-beyond-malbec-grape-variety-david-williams

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China’s Tariffs Are Sobering News for California’s Wine Country

China is one of California’s biggest importers of wine

China just announced plans to add a 15% tariff on U.S. wine

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-22/china-s-tariffs-are-sobering-news-for-california-s-wine-country

Why is it becoming harder to buy wine online?

Shipments to quite a few states have dropped, but the biggest loss is Illinois and Massachusetts, with tens of thousands of dollars

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/why-is-it-becoming-harder-to-buy-wine-online/2018/03/23/52372ed6-2e09-11e8-b0b0-f706877db618_story.html?utm_term=.8eb326955691

How to pair wine and cheese like you know everything about both

While it’s convenient and you know, delicious, there’s actually a scientific explanation behind it, with numerous studies finding the strong flavor of cheese accentuates the dominant flavors in wine.

https://nypost.com/2018/03/23/how-to-pair-wine-and-cheese-like-you-know-everything-about-both/

Wine-bottle pool floats will rule your summer Instagram feed

What beats giant unicorn and swan pool floats? Man-sized, buoyant wine-bottle floats, sure to dominate Instagram feeds all summer long.

https://nypost.com/2018/03/23/wine-bottle-pool-floats-will-rule-your-summer-instagram-feed/

Vegan and vegetarian wine: does it really matter to the wine consumer?

Vegans beware: there are two fairly common non-vegan methods of clarifying wine

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/vegan-and-vegetarian-wine-does-it-really-matter-to-the-wine-consumer-1.3428434

 

Wine Coolers Are Back And Here Are A Few Worth Trying

Wine coolers have come a long way since the 1980s. In those days, brands like Bartles & Jaymes and their cloyingly sweet “wines” reigned supreme. In the height of the John Hughes era, everyone drank these sugary drinks — which tasted more like soda than wine. They were cheaply made, low in alcohol, and high in sugar and extra additives. Not surprisingly, they usually led to a wicked hangover.

https://uproxx.com/life/wine-coolers-are-back/

 

MARSELAN: CHINA’S NEW FAVORITE GRAPE

The red grape, which has its roots in the French town Marseillan on the Mediterranean coast, first popped up in China in 2001 and when the debut vintage was introduced in 2003, responses were warm and receptive.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/marselan-china-favorite-grape/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-3-25-18&mc_cid=a2ce253364&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WrqFza2ZN8c

 

How obesity dulls the sense of taste

Obese mice had about 25 percent fewer taste buds than lean mice in study

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180320141339.htm

 

On Tasting Notes

There are few aspects of wine culture as reviled, ridiculed, and distrusted by the public as tasting notes. To many, they symbolize everything that is wrong about wine: the obscure and absurd nature of the language; the obsession with ludicrously trivial aspects; the sheer amount of fresh manure it seems to involve. Every single thing about it feels wrong.

https://medium.com/@peter.pharos/on-tasting-notes-8e5b0d5226ba

 

 

What Is The Role Of Native Yeast Versus Cultured Yeast In Winemaking? Ask The Expert!

This microscopic fungus is a big deal in the world of winemaking.

https://www.reversewinesnob.com/native-yeast-versus-cultured-yeast-in-winemaking

 

 

Why do most wines require preservatives when beers don’t?

There are two key differences between beer and wine. Firstly, beer is usually pasteurised, while wine is not. And secondly, beer is packaged while it still contains the carbon dioxide produced during fermentation. Wine has lost most of its CO² by the time it’s bottled and needs a preservative, usually sulphur dioxide.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/lifestyle/the-full-bottle-why-do-most-wines-require-preservatives-when-beers-dont-20180305-h0x0we.html

Biggest Job Gains

Boston Beer Releases New Truly Spiked & Sparkling Wild Berry Flavor

Truly Wild Berry, a clean spiked sparkling water with only 100 calories, 1 gram of sugars, 5% Alc./Vol. and naturally gluten-free.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/boston-beer-releases-new-truly-spiked-sparkling-wild-berry-flavor?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=8b9d80b2d6-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-8b9d80b2d6-36686829

Getting to the Root of Terroir

Winemakers discuss how to best reveal site specificity

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/getting-to-the-root-of-terroir/

PAINT AND WINE PARTIES ARE ON THE RISE

Bust out the bottles and brushes, because the new craze for wine lovers involves canvas

https://www.winemag.com/find-paint-wine-parties/

Why doesn’t wine come in square bottles?

Wine bottles—and glass bottles in general—were initially round because they were made by glassblowers, and that was the easiest shape to make and replicate.

http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/Why-Are-Wine-Bottles-Round-Not-Square-56212

The must-know trend in Boston’s evolving wine scene, according to one of the city’s youngest sommeliers

Lauren Hayes of Pammy’s in Cambridge believes in small lists and small-production wines.

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https://www.boston.com/culture/food/2018/03/27/the-must-know-trend-in-bostons-evolving-wine-scene-according-to-one-of-the-citys-youngest-sommeliers

Learn How to Pair Asparagus with Wine

Spring is finally here, opening up a new wealth of pairing options for seasonable vegetables. We look at asparagus, from how it pairs with Muscat and Riesling to its hangover-fighting enzymes.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/03/26/pairing-asparagus-wine/

Bottoms Up: These Sandals Are Made From Recycled Wine Corks

Could drinking wine be good for your feet? Sort of, says one sandal brand focused on sustainability.

http://footwearnews.com/2018/business/retail/these-sandals-are-made-from-recycled-wine-corks-sole-1202541941/

Wine Legislation Roundup: A Consumer’s Guide to 2018 State Politics

Your state legislature is in session. What bills are your representatives debating that could impact your access to wine?

Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island legislators are considering making out-of-state retailer-direct shipping into their states legal. In New York, the proposed bill would allow reciprocal shipping, meaning only licensees in states where retailer-direct shipping is also legal may ship into New York.

United States Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Wine-Consumer-Guide-2018-State-Politics

Calories in Apothic Red Wine

 

Can’t Find the Corkscrew?

Open a Bottle of Wine With Your House Keys

http://www.firstforwomen.com/posts/how-to-open-a-wine-bottle-with-a-key-156811

 

Attleboro MA man brews up idea for beer-making league

The Attleboro-based National Brewers League will pit teams of three to five brewers against each other, vying to brew the best lager beer. Results will be judged by fans who pay admission to tastings at American Legion and VFW halls.

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/attleboro-man-brews-up-idea-for-beer-making-league/article_1c0f1d2e-3325-57ae-8882-f0220d67991c.html

 

JEAN-CHARLES BOISSET LAUNCHES CAVIAR-INFUSED VODKA

Flamboyant Frenchman Jean-Charles Boisset has branched out from wine into the world of spirits with a new collection that includes a caviar-infused vodka.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/03/jean-charles-boisset-launches-caviar-infused-vodka/

 

Buffalo Trace bottles fans’ ‘perfect’ Bourbon

Buffalo Trace is set to release a small batch Bourbon made from a wheat recipe, aged for eight years on the top floors of the warehouses, and bottled at 47.5% abv. The Bourbon will be launched this summer at an RRP of US$39.99 per 750ml.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/buffalo-trace-bottles-fans-perfect-bourbon/

 

Exciting wine facts to remember

There are 9,654 wineries in the U.S., up 9 percent, and California has 4,392 of them. Oregon has 774, Washington 772, New York 395 and Texas 391.

http://www.modbee.com/living/article207049464.html

Backpack Wine to be Canned by Eastside for Source Code Beverages

Capitalizing on the fast-growing market for canned wine

https://backpack-wine.com

Macallen 50yo
The Macallan has introduced a new limited edition label, The Macallan 50 Years Old. The 44%-abv release was aged in a single Sherry butt for 50 years, and only 200 bottles are available worldwide. Thirty-five of those bottles—all retailing at $35,000 a 750-ml.—are allocated to the U.S. The whisky will be available starting in April.

 

Guide To The Various Types of Wine Corks

A wide variety of types of wine corks and bottle stoppers exist to preserve wine. Some winemakers — especially those who mass produce value wines — are using metal twist off caps instead of corks. While cork type (or lack there of) in some ways affects wine flavor over time, as well as our perception of taste, it’s also critical in protecting wines as they age. Some corks are more reliable than others.

https://www.winetraveler.com/wine-resources/types-of-wine-corks/

 

Don’t Be A Wine Novice, Let Comedian Ben Schwartz Be One For You In New Podcast

  1. & J. Gallo Winery Launches ‘The Wine Down’ Podcast to Teach You Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Wine

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dont-be-a-wine-novice-let-comedian-ben-schwartz-be-one-for-you-in-new-podcast-300620485.html

 

Belvedere unveils ginger-flavored vodka

The new expression is created by extracting fragrant oils from ginger, lemon and grapefruit that have been immersed in Belvedere Vodka.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/belvedere-unveils-ginger-flavoured-vodka/

 

16 Stylish Wines For Upscale Breakfasts

If you can drink a mimosa for breakfast, then wine for breakfast is fine too. In fact, one could make a pretty strong argument to ditch the OJ altogether and just drink wine.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-for-breakfast/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=adaabce6a3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-adaabce6a3-62472929&mc_cid=adaabce6a3&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

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