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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 03-22-19

March 22, 2019

Exploring all things wine with you!

03-22-19

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 03-19-19

March 19, 2019

Exploring all things wine with you!

03-19-19

Liquor Industry News 03-18-19

March 18, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

03-18-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

What Kind Of “Wine Drinker” Are You?

The best accessories for beer drinkers

Americans’ drinking habits vary by faith

 

SCREAMING EAGLE RELEASES 2016, BUT 2017 UNLIKELY

Smoke taint from the California wildfires of 2017 has prompted the estate to consider not producing either Screaming Eagle or second wine ‘Second Flight’.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/screaming-eagle-releases-2016-but-2017-unlikely/

 

Tracing the Origin Story of Biodynamic Wine

How the holistic agricultural philosophy caught on with winemakers—and the pioneers who helped popularize it

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/tracing-the-origin-story-of-biodynamic-wine/

 

Does Organic Matter in Wine?

Will making a vineyard organic make my wine taste better?

https://jwilkeswine.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/2-28-2019-organic-sustainable-biodynamic-and-conventional-wine-growing-whats-in-your-glass/

 

NEW PHYLLOXERA OUTBREAK DETECTED IN VICTORIA

A new phylloxera outbreak has been detected within a commercial vineyard in Australia’s Yarra Valley, within a currently designated Phylloxera Risk Zone.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/new-phylloxera-outbreak-detected-in-victoria/

 

PESTICIDE LABELLING ON CONVENTIONAL WINES SHOULD BE ‘MANDATORY’

Pesticides and other artificial chemicals used in conventional winemaking should be listed as ingredients on the end product, according to a French MW leading the charge for a low intervention revolution.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/pesticide-labelling-on-non-organic-wines-should-be-mandatory/

What the Wine Industry Understands About Connecting with Consumers

To better understand how firms succeed by educating consumers, we studied the U.S. wine industry.

https://hbr.org/2019/03/what-the-u-s-wine-industry-understands-about-connecting-with-customers

 

What goes into your glass of wine? The answer isn’t as simple as you think

Federal law allows wineries to add up to 250 chemicals in the winemaking process:

https://wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/what-goes-into-your-glass-of-wine-the-answer-isnt-as-simple-as-you-think

 

The Only Wine You’ll Ever Have to Take on Your Adventures

They have resealable cans. That means that you can keep bugs, dirt, and other not fun things out of your wine while you’re staying active

http://vivaglammagazine.com/the-only-wine-youll-ever-have-to-take-on-your-adventures/

 

Is Wine Gluten-Free?

Beer is generally off-limits on a gluten-free diet—but what about wine?!

https://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-drinks/wine-gluten-free

 

Treasury Wine Estates Launches New 19 Crimes Beers

Treasury Wine Estates has extended its 19 Crimes brand into the beer category. The releases include a Pilsner, an American IPA, and a Lager and will initially launch in Ohio with more states to come by the end of the year. The beers will be packaged in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and will retail for $13. Like the 19 Crimes wine portfolio, the beers will feature Australian convicts on their labels and will use the Living Wine Labels augmented reality app to tell their stories. Last year, the 19 Crimes wine lineup surged 47% to 1.56 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

 

Why is your wine crying? Scientists say shock waves likely play a role

Alcohol content, the pour, and shape of the glass are also factors in wine tears.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/03/why-is-your-wine-crying-scientists-say-shock-waves-likely-play-a-role/

 

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Sherry Wine

Sherry has held certain esteem throughout, wearing its nutty, briny, dried fruit flavors on its shimmering gold sleeves.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/what-is-sherry-wine-beginners-guide/

 

The difference between sparkling wine, prosecco and Champagne

The next time someone asks you if Prosecco is just Champagne, you can school them with your knowledge.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2019/03/05/difference-between-champagne-prosecco-and-sparkling-wine/3005561002/

 

What’s The Gunk in My Wine?

It’s safe to swallow the sediment from the bottom of the bottle, but why would you?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/05/gunk-in-my-wine-sediment/

 

Why You Should Buy a Decanter, but Skip an Aerator

According to one wine expert and enthusiast, at least

https://www.eater.com/2019/3/5/18233201/wine-decanter-aerator-breather-accessories

 

Easy Guide To Calculating Bottles Needed For Your Wine Party

Buying BIG makes more sense if you are serving more than three people at your gathering.

https://www.dailyinfographic.com/easy-guide-calculating-bottles-neeed-wine-party

 

Ste Michelle News

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has partnered with Allrecipes.com to algorithmically pair its wines with recipes on the website. Allrecipes’ technology will classify their recipes to determine which of Ste. Michelle’s wines are best suited to accompany them. When consumers view a certain recipe, the site will display a link to the selected wine pairing to allow them to order the bottle from a store or delivery service. The companies will be able to see users’ locations and proximity to stores and will be able to target advertising and content to encourage further purchases. In a recent interview with SND, Ste. Michelle CEO Jim Mortensen said the multi-year partnership is part of the company’s “emphasis on consumer engagement, particularly in the digital space.”

 

The state of Chardonnay in 2019

Chardonnay continues to be the largest selling varietal by case value and volume on the market

https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/the-state-of-chardonnay-in/article_a569d16e-5902-575d-9dde-c6cdcfce9e6c.html

 

1000 Stories Launches Prospectors’ Proof Cabernet Sauvignon

California Winery Remains at the Forefront of Bourbon Barrel-Aging with Latest Offering

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/03/05/1000-stories-launches-prospectors-proof-cabernet-sauvignon

 

Margaritas rule the U.S. Cocktail Market, But These Major Markets Beg to Differ.

 

Measuring the body’s response to aromas in wine

Researchers are studying people’s physiological reactions to wine aromas

https://www.morningagclips.com/measuringwine/

 

Six Rare Red Wine Grapes You Deserve to Know About

Despite how rare these varietal wines are, they are within reach.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/6-rare-red-wine-grapes-you-deserve-to-know-about/?utm_campaign=03%2F07%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%206%20rare%20grapes%2C%20blends%2C%20digital%20guides%20soft%20launch%20%28KJmXLs%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Wine Blending – Why Certain Grapes Are Blended

We can learn more about modern blends by looking at several classic regions that specialize in wine blending.

https://winefolly.com/review/wine-blending-why-certain-grapes-are-blended/?utm_campaign=03%2F07%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%206%20rare%20grapes%2C%20blends%2C%20digital%20guides%20soft%20launch%20%28KJmXLs%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

The best beer bar in Massachusetts?

Here’s why Armsby Abbey keeps getting awards.

https://www.boston.com/culture/beer/2019/03/06/armsby-abbey-best-beer-bar-massachusetts

 

BEER AND FOOD PAIRING CHART

https://www.ciaprochef.com/beerandfood/pairingbeerandfood/

 

120,000 GALLONS OF MASH SPILLS FROM TANKS AT KENTUCKY DISTILLERY

Sazerac-owned distillery Barton 1792 has reported its second major equipment failure in a year after around 120,000 gallons of mash spilled from tanks this week, injuring two people.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/120000-gallons-of-mash-spills-from-tanks-at-kentucky-distillery/

TOP 10 BOOZE BILLIONAIRES

Every year Forbes publishes its list of the world’s wealthiest individuals – not those that have made millions, but billions – highlighting the movers and shakers of the business world and where they have made their money.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/top-10-booze-billionaires/

My favorite wine switched from corks to screwcaps. Will that impact the quality?

No, the wine is not compromised by a screwcap. In fact, it’s quite possible the producer made the switch to screwcaps to better ensure the quality of the wine. Even though screwcaps used to be associated with inexpensive wines, more and more wineries are switching to them, and not just for the affordable wines.

I understand there can be an emotional connection to wines bottled under cork. But cork brings with it the possibility of cork taint, when a wine becomes contaminated by TCA (the chemical compound 2,4,6-trichloroanisole), which mutes wine’s aromas and flavors and can cause it to smell musty or moldy—what’s referred to as a “corked” wine. To be fair, TCA can also come from barrels or other sources of wood, but eliminating corks is one way to battle the problem. Using screwcaps also eliminates the problems of crumbly or otherwise compromised corks, which can lead to oxidized wines.

I’ve been lucky enough to sit through multiple tastings of wines aged under screwcaps, and the results are great. Wines can age under twist-off tops. In fact, the wines can seem to stay fresher longer.

That’s not to say that corks are bad. The cork industry has invested millions of dollars in improving the quality and consistency of the product over the past decade, and in our own official Wine Spectator blind tastings, we have found that incidences of cork taint are generally on the decline.

Change is hard, and a new closure can feel like a strange adjustment, but I recommend thinking of your wine purchases based on the wine inside, not the way the wine is sealed.

 

Notable First Women in Wine History

These six trailblazers each became “the first” to achieve a high accomplishment in the wine industry.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/06/notable-first-women-in-wine-history/

 

This is the official time of ‘wine o’clock’

America named a glass of wine as their best little treat, with 65 percent voting it to the top of Americans’ top 20 little luxuries.

https://nypost.com/2019/03/06/this-is-the-official-time-of-wine-oclock-says-survey/

 

Understanding That Off-putting Aroma or Taste in Wine

We’ve all experienced some form of adulteration in a glass of wine. While at times off-putting and unsavory, often these anomalies in the expected purity and clarity of such a revered product are harmless.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/understanding-that-off-putting-aroma-or-taste-in-wine/

 

Pabst Blue Ribbon Whiskey Set To Debut This Summer

Pabst Blue Ribbon Whiskey will be an 80-proof (40 percent ABV) “white whiskey” that is “aged five seconds

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/pabst-blue-ribbon-whiskey-set-to-debut-this-summer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5a8559603e-MAR_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5a8559603e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5a8559603e-38937345&mc_cid=5a8559603e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Seven of the Most Popular Pinot Noir Clones, Compared

There are now approximately 1,000 clones of Pinot Noir, the famously fussy, world-renowned grape.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pinot-noir-clones-popular/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5a8559603e-MAR_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5a8559603e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5a8559603e-38937345&mc_cid=5a8559603e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Sensory tests suggest ‘liking’ wines made with native grapes a learned response

Consumer preference or aversion to wines made from native grapes — such as Concord, Niagara and Catawba, which are mostly grown in eastern North America — may depend on early exposure to the fruits’ sweet, ultra “grapey” taste and aroma, according to researchers who conducted sensory tests with wine drinkers in Pennsylvania and California.

https://news.psu.edu/story/561996/2019/03/06/research/sensory-tests-suggest-liking-wines-made-native-grapes-learned

Americans’ drinking habits vary by faith

Half of U.S. adults (51%) who say they attend religious services at least once a month report drinking alcohol in the past 30 days

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/03/06/americans-drinking-habits-vary-by-faith/

How to captivate a wine audience

Today, winemakers don’t just make wine. They must also attend winemaker dinners, where they are expected to deliver a memorable speech about the wine. It’s not easy.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/how-captivate-wine-audience

How globalisation made skin-contact great again

orange wine could almost be seen as a standard-bearer for globalisation.

https://www.themorningclaret.com/2019/planet-orange-globalisation-made-skin-contact-great-again/

Chianti Sale Saves a Piece of History

A looming financial crisis has had a happy ending for a historic Italian cooperative

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/03/chianti-sale-saves-a-piece-of-history

Scores aren’t everything – or are they?

Now, this idea that ‘scores aren’t everything’. Wine writers like to think that, but major retailers still rely on them.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/scores-arent-everything-or-are-they

The Sauvignon Blanc riddle

U.S. wine lovers have taken a definite shine to New Zealand’s major entrant into the world wine scene: cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc.

https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/dan-berger/dan-berger-on-wine-the-sauvignon-blanc-riddle/article_6ba69a81-7433-5d95-b960-e7f6b2833e65.html

Corona is tapping into the non-beer drink trend with 3 tropical lime malt beverages

Corona is branching out beyond beer with a trio of tropical-flavored refreshing booze-spiked beverages.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2019/03/07/corona-joining-sparkling-drink-trend-non-beer-lime-beverages/3029409002/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=bf84a404a8-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-bf84a404a8-36686829

The best accessories for beer drinkers

We’ve rounded up our favorite ways to drink, transport, and enjoy a delicious brew so that you or someone you love drinking with, can enjoy that beer just a little more.

https://www.businessinsider.com/best-beer-accessories

What Kind Of “Wine Drinker” Are You?

Four kinds of nectar-of-the-gods drinkers, each of which develops its passion for wine in a unique and personal way.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/matteoparisi/2019/03/08/what-kind-of-wine-drinker-are-you/#1ff54bc454a9

How long does it take to make a bottle of wine?

The process of turning grapes into wine doesn’t take too long at all—the fermentation process by which yeast turns the sugar in grape juice into alcohol can take as short as a week

https://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/How-Long-Does-It-Take-To-Make-a-Bottle-of-Wine-57676

U.S. Wine Business, Says Two Academic Researchers

For the low end, education doesn’t matter very much…At the high end, storytelling is clearly very important

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/03/09/it-takes-status-to-succeed-in-the-u-s-wine-business-says-two-academic-researchers/#449bf90b3569

Seven tips to buying the perfect wine glass

The world of wine glasses can seem intimidating,

https://newsok.com/article/5624841/marni-jameson-seven-tips-to-buying-the-perfect-wine-glass

 

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Liquor Industry News 03-11-19

March 11, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

03-11-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Can Scotch have terroir, like wine?

Is this a good time to douse people in wine?

The New ‘Game of Thrones’ Beer Arrives

 

New Ste Michelle

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has launched Prayers of Sinners & Saints, a new pair of wines. A blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Merlot, Prayers of Sinners is aged in new and once-used barrels for 10-12 months prior to bottling. Prayers of Saints, meanwhile, is a 100% Chardonnay offering that includes 7% “Black Chardonnay”—so-called because the juice is oxidized before fermentation, thus reducing bitterness—and is aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels. Both wines will be available starting in March, retailing at $13 a 750-ml.

Concerns over plans to ‘modernize’ alcohol labels

A trio of consumer groups has criticised the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) over its proposal to “modernise” alcohol labels without making nutritional information mandatory.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/02/concerns-over-plans-to-modernise-alcohol-labels/

SWISS MAN CHARGED $8,000 CORKAGE AT AUSTRALIAN RESTAURANT

A Swiss wine buyer visiting Australia was allegedly charged AUS$8,000 (£4,386) in corkage, having brought eight bottles of his own wine to a restaurant in Melbourne.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/swiss-man-charged-8000-corkage-at-australian-restaurant/

Bud’s Super Bowl Ad Threatens to Derail Beer Alliance

Industry wide campaign to revive beer sales is on the rocks after a fight broke out between brewers

https://www.wsj.com/articles/buds-super-bowl-ad-threatens-to-derail-beer-alliance-11551009600

Did you look forward to last night’s bottle of wine a bit too much?

Women’s relationship with alcohol has become a hot topic.

https://theconversation.com/did-you-look-forward-to-last-nights-bottle-of-wine-a-bit-too-much-ladies-youre-not-alone-109078

 

 

Inside Penfolds’ clinic for testing the health of your Grange

Unique in the wine world, Penfolds Red Wine Re-Corking Clinics allow owners of Penfolds’ hallowed drop to get their bottles of Grange assessed by experts.

https://www.adelaidereview.com.au/food-and-drink/wine/penfolds-grange-clinic/

Inside the Greek wine industry

While times have been tough, with the Greek economy still fragile and unpredictable, the Greek wine sector has been a bright exception.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/inside-greek-wine-industry

Glyphosate pesticide in beer and wine

Test results and future solutions

https://uspirg.org/sites/pirg/files/reports/WEB_USP_Glyphosate-pesticide-beer-and-wine_REPORT_022619.pdf

The Wines of Portugal (Organized by Region)

Here is a great overview of everything you need to get started with Portuguese wine.

https://winefolly.com/review/what-wines-to-drink-from-portugal-by-region/

Old Vines That Still Make Great Wine

A celebration of distinct old-vine vineyards from the New World and Old World, plus the magnificent wines they yield.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/02/25/old-vines-great-wine/

This Wine Straw Lets You Drink Directly From The Bottle

For all the wine lovers out there!

https://www.simplemost.com/this-wine-straw-lets-you-drink-directly-from-the-bottle/

Film Series Brings Wine Business Icons into the Classroom

Leadership Interview Series Examines Decision-making in Building Leading Global Brands

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/film-series-brings-wine-business-icons-into-the-classroom-300801396.html

The Best Hangover Relief, Preferred by Doctors and Celebrities, Is 99.9% Perfect

To stick a needle in your arm and pump yourself with fluid seems outrageous, but, honest to God, it works

https://vinepair.com/articles/iv-best-hangover-cure/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ba10eea6d6-FEB_26_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ba10eea6d6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ba10eea6d6-38937345&mc_cid=ba10eea6d6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

11 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GLENFIDDICH SCOTCH WHISKY

Glenfiddich is the world’s leading single malt whisky distiller and sold 1.22 million 9-liter cases in 2017 alone.

https://vinepair.com/articles/glenfiddich-scotch-whisky-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ba10eea6d6-FEB_26_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ba10eea6d6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ba10eea6d6-38937345&mc_cid=ba10eea6d6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Science of Bubbles in Wine

Examining the effervescence in sparkling wine and its influence on mouthfeel, flavor, and aroma

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-bubbles-in-wine/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=70237653&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-92O5Hkr0U-99rVdsscDattgwqkpq86Tw_Yx91lFHYEd3K3uPwit85oTXRDJ9s7XNHsBBWyAzKvtr75ap3M9GvmpYe2W4y_0r_Hm5Y85mg00NK0ShU&_hsmi=70237587

Finding the right wine expert to help you select your next bottle

To what extent do wine experts agree in their evaluation of wines? Does it matter where the expert lives and how they were trained?

https://theconversation.com/finding-the-right-wine-expert-to-help-you-select-your-next-bottle-112483

Handwritten Fonts on Menus Can Make Food Seem Healthier, Says Study

The way a restaurant’s menu can impact your dining experience might be more significant than you think.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/handwritten-menus-healthy-study

Mapping Italy’s Vineyards – The Groundbreaking Work of Alessandro Masnaghetti

If you’re a wine lover, I think that a love of maps in inherent in your discipline. No doubt then that you would find the maps of Alessandro Masnaghetti from Italy as truly stunning

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomhyland/2019/02/26/mapping-italys-vineyards-the-groundbreaking-work-of-alessandro-masnaghetti/#14e563c53b25

Natural Light Dropped A Strawberry Lemonade Beer That’s Made For People Who Don’t Actually Like Beer

It’s a light lager brewed with strawberry lemonade flavor

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a26516992/natural-light-strawberry-lemonade-naturdays-beer/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=d3f835d64d-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-d3f835d64d-36686829

New Bread And Butter Wine

WX Brands has expanded its Bread & Butter Wines brand with the addition of a rosé. The inaugural 2018 vintage is a Grenache-based blend from California that will retail for $16. It joins Bread & Butter’s existing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon offerings. Bread & Butter Rosé is now available in select markets and will roll out nationally later this year. Bread & Butter has enjoyed strong progress in the U.S. recently, with depletions leaping 60% to above 300,000 cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

There’s a beer that tastes just like Lucky Charms

Smartmouth Brewing Company has a limited supply of its Saturday Morning IPA brewed with cereal marshmallows at its Norfolk, Va., brewery

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/theres-a-beer-that-tastes-just-like-lucky-charms-2019-02-26

What’s Brewing? Will the craft beer bubble ever pop?

Some people are concerned the growth is reminiscent of the housing market that suddenly crashed in 2007. Is there such thing as a craft beer “bubble” and, if so, will it pop?

https://triblive.com/features/food-drink/too-much-of-a-good-thing-will-the-craft-beer-bubble-ever-pop/

3 European Wine Regions Producing High-Quality Pinot Noir

The benchmark for Pinot Noir, Burgundy reigns supreme. But viable alternatives exist in a few European wine regions.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellewilliams/2019/02/27/three-regions-producing-killer-pinot-noir/#520754ec25bb

Flat wine bottles could cut costs and emissions, says firm

Case big enough for four round glass bottles can hold 10 letterbox-sized plastic ones

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/feb/27/flat-wine-bottles-could-cut-costs-and-emissions-says-firm

A Beginner’s Guide to the Wines of Veneto

Italy’s Veneto diversity goes well beyond Prosecco and Pinot Grigio. Learn about the wines of Valpolicella, Soave and Bardolino.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/02/26/beginners-guide-wines-veneto/

Waxing philosophical on wax and wine

The capsule today is largely an advertising gimmick/opportunity

https://www.reporternews.com/story/life/2019/02/26/gus-clemens-waxing-philosophical-wax-and-wine/2905917002/

Sour IPAs Manage to Be Both Complicated and Crowd-Pleasing

The tart, hoppy brews are made with the softest malts, the trendiest hops, and the most luscious fruit purées.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sour-ipa-guide-hudson/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=19d8755a2b-FEB_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-19d8755a2b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-19d8755a2b-38937345&mc_cid=19d8755a2b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Ultimate Guide to Beer Glass Types

The number of potential options is far too many to list, but we’ll take you through a quick guide for some of the best glasses for beer.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/beer-glasses-types/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=bdc67ca5dc-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-bdc67ca5dc-36686829

 

Losing the Prosecco name would be ‘catastrophic’

The Australian Government is currently conducting free trade negotiations with the European Union (EU) and arguments are being had over whether Prosecco is a geographical indicator (GI), like Champagne, or a grape variety.

https://www.theshout.com.au/news/losing-the-prosecco-name-would-be-catastrophic/

Millennials are not killing the wine industry. We are.

Sometimes the wine industry can turn into its own worst enemy. Why do we care so much about how people hold their wine glass?

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/millennials-killing-wine-industry-we-leandro-cabrini/

 

Love the taste of whiskey? Thank an oak tree

Historically the wooden barrel has been the world’s most important shipping container, only comparable to today’s large iron shipping containers, the holding vessels of our globalized consumer society.

https://www.popsci.com/tree-barrel-whiskey-distillery

 

How to prune grapevines

Understanding growth, fruiting characteristics of grapevine helps simplify pruning process

https://www.morningagclips.com/how-to-prune-grapevines/

 

The New ‘Game of Thrones’ Beer Arrives Just in Time for the Final Season

For a long time now, Brewery Ommegang has been making official Game of Thrones beers. Often, they’re far more clever than you’d expect

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/game-of-thrones-beer-ommegang-season-8

 

Smirnoff: a brand history

The original vision behind the brand was to take the highest­-quality vodka the Czars had access to and bring it to the masses,

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/02/smirnoff-a-brand-history/

 

Is There Such Thing as Good Cabernet Under $20?

It’s the ultimate question.

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https://winefolly.com/episode/grocery-store-wine-showdown-cabernet-under-20/?utm_campaign=2%2F28%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Cabs%20Under%2020%2C%20WAwine%2C%20Wine%20Blends%20%28NuxAsJ%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Gigantic Floods Made Washington Wine Country

Washington wines are famous for bold fruit, zesty acidity and balanced tannins, but why?

https://winefolly.com/review/gigantic-floods-made-washingtons-wine/?utm_campaign=2%2F28%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Cabs%20Under%2020%2C%20WAwine%2C%20Wine%20Blends%20%28NuxAsJ%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Can Georgian wine win over global drinkers?

The former Soviet state of Georgia is considered to be the birthplace of winemaking. But as it aims to boost exports around the world, will its unique wines be too challenging for most drinkers?

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47363702

 

This Is Why Wine Is So Expensive in Restaurants

Wine prices double the moment you walk through a restaurant’s door. Here are the restaurants have the highest markups and how to find a decent value.

https://www.rd.com/food/fun/why-restaurant-wine-so-expensive/

 

ACTRESS SARAH JESSICA PARKER TO LAUNCH WINE RANGE

American actress Sarah Jessica Parker, famous for playing Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, is launching a wine range in collaboration with New Zealand winery Invivo.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/actress-sarah-jessica-parker-to-launch-wine-range/?fbclid=IwAR2WAt9YN3P4lFB7if4EHBnl2FUtNUdKu1oet18y-r3iO6mguOZGEnwzlfs

ORGANIC VS. NATURAL WINE: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

ORGANIC AND NATURAL WINES ARE ALL THE RAGE THESE DAYS—BUT WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM AND WHY SHOULD WE CARE?

https://www.newsweek.com/organic-vs-natural-wine-1346501

New Ready To Drink Item

Russian Standard vodka is launching its ready-to-drink Moscow Mule nationwide. Clocking in at 8% abv, the canned cocktail is made with natural flavors and packaged in a 12-ounce copper-colored can, in a nod to the traditional Moscow Mule mug. The Russian Standard Moscow Mule is retail priced at $15 a 4-pack of cans. Roust Americas, the U.S. subsidiary of Russian Standard producer Roust Group, handles the brand stateside.

 

THE 15 BEST VODKAS FOR EVERY BUDGET

As with any spirit, there is diversity within the category. Certain vodkas are light and crisp, others are round and viscous, and some smell alarmingly like nail polish remover.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-vodkas-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6b90ab2c41-MAR_1_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6b90ab2c41-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6b90ab2c41-38937345&mc_cid=6b90ab2c41&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Is this a good time to douse people in wine? A helpful guide

A guide as to when it might be appropriate to douse people in wine. Are you currently in any of the following situations?

https://thetakeout.com/oscars-rami-malek-champagne-party-academy-awards-1832934503

 

 

Can Scotch have terroir, like wine? Breaking down effects of grain, water, peat and barrels

The flavor of place, or terroir, comes up frequently in discussions of wine. But how to talk sensibly about terroir in whisky?

https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-drink-scotch-whisky-terroir-0301-story.html

 

Cariñena: Spain’s Home of Garnacha

D.O.P. Cariñena was named by Wine Enthusiast as a region to watch in 2016 – and for good reason. The food-friendly wines from this historic region feature great value and intense flavors.

https://www.winemag.com/carinena-spains-home-of-garnacha/?utm_campaign=2318725_Carinena%20Dedicated%20%28March%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Trade%2FBeverage%20Business%20Enthusiast&dm_i=28KR,1DP51,74ID5P,4JHZK,1

 

Pairing Snacks and Wine

Whether you prefer red or white—or even Champagne—there’s a bottle to uncork that will play just as nice with your snacks as it might with a steak.

http://www.minnesotamonthly.com/Blogs/Taste-Blog/Pairing-Snacks-and-Wine/

 

Did you know? What exactly goes into a bottle of French wine (apart from grapes)

Wine producers in France don’t have to label all the ingredients included in their product so we’ve looked at what your bottle of wine really contains (other than grapes). WARNING this article might put you off wine.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20190301/did-you-know-theres-more-than-just-grapes-in-that-bottle-of-french-wine

 

Tempranillo: workhouse wine or thoroughbred tipple?

Both the cheapest and most expensive wines in Spain are made from the same grape variety: tempranillo.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/tempranillo-workhouse-wine-or-thoroughbred-tipple-1.3801543

Grilled Steak and Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing

The flavors of this tender cut of steak covered in a homemade salsa verde are ideal for enjoying with a rich Cabernet.

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/grilled-steak-cabernet-sauvignon-pairing/

 

The Danger of Biased Drinking Studies

A recent report on the effects of drinking raises some questions – about the people behind it.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/03/the-danger-of-biased-drinking-studies

 

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9 Surprising Facts About Rosé

Not all rosés are created equal—some aren’t even created with the same grapes.

https://www.vogue.com/article/surprising-facts-about-rose

 

LEADING CANNABIS COMPANIES—Revenues and Updated Share Prices

6 Common Flower Aromas in Wine

See the six major flower aromas in wine and in what wines they are found. Learning the major flower aromas will help you discover all the awesome nuances in wine.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/common-flower-aromas-in-wine/

PSYCHOLOGISTS HIRED TO COACH FRENCH SOMMELIER TO VICTORY

The Union of French Sommeliers has hired a team of psychologists, drama teachers and sports coaches to help French sommelier David Biraud win the World’s Best Sommelier competition for the first time in 19 years.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/psychologists-hired-to-coach-french-sommelier-to-victory/

IS THERE A LINK BETWEEN BRAIN SIZE AND LIKING TONIC WATER?

A new study by the University of Queensland has uncovered a link between taste perception and brain size, revealing that bitterness is perceived as less intense by those with larger brains.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/is-there-a-link-between-brain-size-and-liking-tonic-water/

ONE U.S. PRESIDENT THREW THE RAGER OF THE CENTURY

Andrew Jackson is responsible for an inauguration party that pretty much destroyed the White House.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/when-a-president-throws-a-rager/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ec9242cae1-Feb_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ec9242cae1-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ec9242cae1-38937345&mc_cid=ec9242cae1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Do men and women assign different wine scores?

The study, by US financial analyst Jeff Bodington, in conjunction with the University of Lisbon, concludes that men and women assign much the same ratings to the same wines.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/do-men-and-women-assign-different-wine-scores

How Italy has beaten France to be No 1 on UK’s wine list for first time

For some time Italy has been threatening France’s dominant position as the UK’s favourite country when ordering wine in restaurants and bars.

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/italy-beats-france-for-first-time-as-uks-number-one-country-on-a-wine-list/

America’s Fraudulent Organics Industry: 40% of All Organic Food Tested Positive for Prohibited Pesticides

This is an outrage, but the USDA shows no signs of deviating from business as usual

http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/americas-fraudulent-organics-industry-40-of-all-organic-food-tested-positive-for-prohibited-pesticides/?fbclid=IwAR1Do6tS22JMz-YmkTY0V5XO3oVOF26Fn8A9R1l5k6uI55Gdh2t6nlQ14gM

What’s in a Name? AVA Overload

Winemakers in the US and elsewhere are lining up to get the region in which they grow their grapes officially recognized.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/02/whats-in-a-name-ava-overload

6 Reasons Why To Become A Wine Tourist

Wine tour have become so popular symposiums have developed

https://fwtmagazine.com/2019/02/15/6-reasons-to-be-a-wine-tourist/

How to Decode a Wordy Wine Label

What does ‘Hand Selected Lots’ mean, anyway?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-decode-a-wordy-wine-label-11550176401?redirect=amp

Will Rioja Wine Increase Its Market Share?

The Rioja wine region of northeast Spain unveiled its new geographic indications and buzzy new marketing campaign

https://www.forbes.com/sites/theworldwineguys/2019/02/15/will-riojas-new-marketing-campaign-and-geographic-indications-increase-market-share/#7c57c3623a5f

Vegetarian wine website launches

A new website has launched offering over 1,000 different types of wine for vegetarians, of which most are vegan friendly too.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/24813/Vegetarian_wine_website_launches.html

What You Need To Know About Natural Wine & Why You Should Try It

Flavoursome and exciting, natural wine is the artisanal alternative that is steadily becoming more mainstream

http://www.viva.co.nz/article/food-drink/natural-wine-need-to-know/?utm_source=nzherald.co.nz&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=nzh_box

The Rise of Low-Calorie, Low-Carb Craft Beer

Brewers discuss the increasing consumer demand for “light” beers in the craft segment

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-rise-of-low-calorie-low-carb-craft-beer/

PROSECCO LOLLIPOPS ARE THE BOOZY TREAT YOU NEED

While their products are currently only available in U.K. stores, Smith and Sinclair apparently delivers to “every corner of the world.” The Double Dipper retails for (roughly) $11.50 a pop, plus $15 postage and packaging.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/prosecco-lollipops-are-the-boozy-treat-you-need/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6a35561367-Feb_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6a35561367-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6a35561367-38937345&mc_cid=6a35561367&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The 30 Pinot Noirs to Drink If You Want to Be a Real Expert

From Burgundy and California to Oregon, Italy, Australia, and Germany, these are the bottles that will turn you from a fan into a pro.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/classic-pinot-noir-0

TIM HANNI MW: FOOD AND WINE PAIRING IS BULLSH*T

While food and wine matching is one of the most important roles of the sommelier, Master of Wine Tim Hanni has dismissed the concept as “bullsh*t”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/tim-hanni-mw-food-and-wine-pairing-is-bullsht/

This Winery In Germany Lets You Stay Overnight In A Wine Barrel

You can sleep in actual wine barrels that once produced wine for the region.

https://www.simplemost.com/german-winery-lets-you-sleep-in-wine-barrel/

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EIGHT PLACES WHERE YOU CAN SPEND THE NIGHT IN A WINE BARREL

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/eight-places-where-you-can-spend-the-night-in-a-wine-barrel/

First time going wine-tasting? 11 things to keep in mind

Wine-tasting in and of itself really is as basic as it sounds. But still, if you’ve never gone before, it’s understandable that you might have some questions.

https://www.clickorlando.com/news/first-time-going-wine-tasting-11-things-to-keep-in-mind

Was Burgundy the only wine region impacted by Napoleonic Code?

Let me start with a quick history lesson for those who aren’t familiar with the Napoleonic Code and how it shaped the wine regions of Europe. Most French land, including vineyards, was in the hands of the Catholic Church or the nobility prior to the French Revolution, which resulted in the confiscation of much of the land belonging to those institutions. Most of the vineyards were divided up and sold off. The Napoleonic Code of the early 1800s, which spread well beyond the modern-day boundaries of France under Napoleon’s French Empire, required landowners to divide their holdings equally among their heirs. So generation after generation, the land was further subdivided.

Why does this matter to wine? It’s one explanation for how complicated Burgundy has become. For example, the grand cru vineyard Clos de Vougeot, which was owned by the Cistercian monks until the late 18th century. It’s now broken up into more than 80 individually owned parcels, some comprising just a few rows of vines.

This practice happened all over, but not every region went the way of Burgundy. Some Bordeaux châteaus were owned by wealthy families, who decided to eliminate the issue of heirs by incorporating their estates. They developed a system of shareholders for their estates, and shareholders weren’t subject to the same succession laws. As a result, many Bordeaux châteaus remain large and have even grown over time.

The Napoleonic Code took its toll on other wine regions around France (and in Germany). But some properties were pieced together with trusts and other shareholder-type systems. There is a lot of emphasis on the Burgundy’s history vineyards, which is why the Napoleonic Code is most often cited in reference to Burgundy, but if you look carefully, you’ll find evidence of it’s influence elsewhere.

Are you red, white or rosé? Wine not take this quiz to find out?

. When it comes to wine, there are so many options, but when it comes to your personality, there’s only one match. In just six questions, this quiz will reveal that perfect pairing!

https://www.circa.com/story/2019/02/18/food-drink/alcohol/are-you-red-white-or-rose-wine-not-take-this-quiz-to-find-out

How to Pair Wine with Macarons

Both sweets and wine contain sugar but they are not enemies that must be separated, as long as one doesn’t overwhelm the taste of the other.

https://frenchly.us/how-to-pair-wine-with-macarons/

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How that “wine influencer” might very well be a fraud

The principle is based upon the fact that product ads don’t really work anymore and this “genuine authority” offhandedly mentioning your product will lead to their followers putting faith in the product.

https://www.hudin.com/how-that-wine-influencer-might-very-well-be-a-fraud/?mc_cid=0091cf63bf&mc_eid=c2112a6266&fbclid=IwAR2RbPYBBz2mqU8TTZMkQALUVxDzTZjhKpejVWji30mxDbYMokGnwIPaweA

Who Is King Of Sauvignon Blanc, France Or New Zealand?

We talked to one of the experts in the field to find out if this grape can make great wines and who, then, is the leader of the pack.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2019/02/18/who-is-king-of-sauvignon-blanc-france-or-new-zealand/#48bea445146a

Rules For Legal, Wine-Focused Social Media Posts Are Changing

The legal regulations for social media posts in the wine industry have long been quite rigid.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2019/02/19/rules-for-legal-wine-focused-social-media-posts-are-changing/#203663256c4e

RI lawmakers to consider allowing direct wine shipments

Shipments to eligible individuals would be limited to up to 24 nine-liter cases of wine each year, for personal use only.

https://www.wpri.com/politics/ri-lawmakers-to-consider-allowing-direct-wine-shipments/1793737767

Piedmont’s treasure of lesser-known native grape varieties

Piedmont has a wealth of little-known traditional varieties. Time to discover them!

https://www.bkwine.com/features/grape-varieties/piedmonts-treasure-unknown-native-grape-varieties/

CHAMPAGNE GUNS

The Bubbly Blaster attaches to any [C]hampagne bottle, turning it into a long-lasting champers cannon!

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/bubbly-blaster-champagne-gun/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=405442fc7c-Feb_20_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-405442fc7c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-405442fc7c-38937345&mc_cid=405442fc7c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

13 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT COORS LIGHT

Coors Light is the second-best-selling beer in the U.S., shipping 16.5 million barrels in 2017.

https://vinepair.com/articles/coors-light-lager-alcohol-beer/

US CANNABIS DRINKS SALES SET TO PASS $1 BILLION BY 2023

The cannabis drinks sales in the US are set to pass the $1billion mark within four years, a new report has claimed, as loosening regulation attracts greater innovation and investment.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/us-cannabis-drinks-category-set-to-pass-1-billion-by-2023/

CHAMPAGNE AGED IN GOLD SET FOR RELEASE IN 2021

In two years from now, Champagne Leclerc Briant will launch the world’s first ever fizz – or indeed any drink – that has been fermented and aged in a gold barrel.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/champagne-aged-in-gold-set-for-release-in-2021/

The little-known Mexican wine region taking on the world

The little-known Mexican wine region taking on the world

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/central-america/mexico/articles/the-little-known-mexican-wine-region-taking-on-the-world/

An entire California wine appellation is on the market for $3.3 million

In a remote canyon valley rimmed with oak-dotted rolling hills two hours north of San Francisco, Cole Ranch is the country’s smallest wine appellation

https://www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/Cole-Ranch-for-sale-smallest-appellation-Ukiah-13628444.php

TOTES AMAZE: DOUBLE POUR WINE HANDBAG LAUNCHED

A handbag made from ‘vegan’ Tuscan leather that can store and pour two different bottles of wine from an insulated pocket has gone on sale for US$89.95.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/totes-amaze-double-pour-wine-handbag-launched/

Wine Color – Complete Visual Guide

Your complete and detailed infographic guide and explanations to the color of wine.

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/12/08/wine-color-complete-visual-guide/

What Does the Future Hold for CBD Beer?

While some of the studies surrounding CBD are promising, the fact that research on cannabis has been restricted for decades means there oftentimes isn’t a lot of conclusive evidence to back these up.

https://oct.co/essays/future-of-cbd-beer?utm_source=oct_nl_dek&mc_cid=002d906fdc&mc_eid=00cc7421f2

5 REASONS TO GET TO KNOW CAVIT

Cavit is best known for its Pinot Grigio — celebrated as the No. 1 Italian wine in the U.S.

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-reasons-to-get-to-know-cavit/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b7a3d3ce13-Feb_21_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b7a3d3ce13-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b7a3d3ce13-38937345&mc_cid=b7a3d3ce13&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What Type of Wine Drinker Are You?

Let’s forget appellations, residual sugar levels, and the Prädikat system for a minute and talk about something super important: you. Who are you?

https://winefolly.com/update/what-type-of-wine-drinker-are-you/?_ke=eyjrbf9lbwfpbci6icjmcmfua2xpbmxpcxvvcnnadmvyaxpvbi5uzxqilcaia2xfy29tcgfuev9pzci6icjrze5znhkifq%3d%3d

Madeira

Oxidized, fortified dessert wines from the Island of Madeira ranging in style from off-dry to sweet. Wines are incredibly stable and are known to age over 100 years.

https://winefolly.com/madeira/?_ke=eyjrbf9lbwfpbci6icjmcmfua2xpbmxpcxvvcnnadmvyaxpvbi5uzxqilcaia2xfy29tcgfuev9pzci6icjrze5znhkifq%3d%3d

The final “nutrition and ingredient labels for wine are a good thing” post

One more study shows consumers use ingredient labels and that it influences what we buy

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/the-final-nutrition-and-ingredient-labels-for-wine-are-a-good-thing-post/

Wine Education Classes: In Person vs. Self-Study

Honestly, there’s no one size fits all for wine education.  It all depends on what you want to get out of the course – and how you, personally, study best.

https://outwines.blog/2019/02/04/wine-education-classes-in-person-vs-self-study/

WHY A GRAPE TURNS INTO A FIREBALL IN A MICROWAVE

THE INTERNET IS full of videos of thoughtful people setting things on fire. Here’s a perennial favorite

https://www.wired.com/story/why-a-grape-turns-into-a-fireball-in-a-microwave/

Are bourbon-barrel finished wines a trendy gimmick or legit category?

Bourbon-barrel wines particularly are aimed at the millennial male market with their bold, ripe wine flavors loaded with vanilla, caramel, candied fruit, extreme oak toast notes

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/columnists/gus-clemens/2019/02/21/bourbon-barrel-wines-trendy-gimmick-legit-gus-clemens/2721786002/

Is Wine by the Glass Dead?

As $18 pours become the new norm, drinkers are left wondering whether ordering by the glass makes sense anymore.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/is-wine-by-the-glass-dead-frenchette-nopa/

Which Wine Container Is Better — Bottle or Box?

Which is the better wine delivery method: in a bottle or in a box?

https://earth911.com/business-policy/which-wine-container-is-better-bottle-or-box/

‘Organic’ wine: is it worth the label it’s printed on?

Most of us automatically think that organic wine is more natural, and in some ways it is

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/organic-wine-is-it-worth-the-label-it-s-printed-on-1.3794086

 

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