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Liquor Industry News 04-22-19

April 22, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

04-22-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

THE SEAGRAM VO AND VO GOLD STORY

Does Red Wine Help You Live Longer? Here’s What the Science Says

Study: Drinkers value a beer less if they think it’s brewed by a woman

 

Corn Syrup, Spice, and Everything Nice: What Adjunct Beers Are Made Of

 

WHAT ARE ADJUNCT BEERS MADE OF?

https://vinepair.com/articles/adjunct-beer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c1b271bd77-APRIL_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c1b271bd77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c1b271bd77-38937345&mc_cid=c1b271bd77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Pabst Blue Ribbon Extra ‘Boozy PBR’ Is Launching This Spring

PBR Extra weighs in at 6.5 percent ABV, compared to PBR’s 4.7 percent.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/pabst-blue-ribbon-extra-boozy-pbr/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c1b271bd77-APRIL_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c1b271bd77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c1b271bd77-38937345&mc_cid=c1b271bd77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Dunkins Beer

Boston-based Harpoon Brewery has partnered with Dunkin’ Donuts to bring a coffee-influenced beer to market. Following last October’s collaborative porter, Dunkin’ and Harpoon are rolling out Summer Coffee Pale Ale in select locations across the Eastern U.S. The 5% abv ale is brewed with Dunkin’s cold brew coffee and, according to the brewery, combines a light roastiness with hop-derived fruit flavors. Harpoon Brewery is the 18th-largest craft brewer in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association.

Why Port Wine Cocktails Are Worth Your Attention

Port sometimes suffers from a popular misconception. A fortified Portuguese wine long seen as an after-dinner drink, it’s often seen as an outdated libation. Some consider it as more the territory of grandpas playing checkers than hip, vibrant cocktail lounges.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/port-wine-cocktails-worth-attention/

Weighing Up the Value of Biodynamic Wine

Biodynamics is a growing segment of the wine industry, but is it worth the trouble and cost of conversion?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/04/weighing-up-the-value-of-biodynamic-wine

The latest chapter in the Napa Valley’s Franciscan wine saga: Sale to E. & J. Gallo

For Franciscan, the handoff brings an end to the winery’s chapter under Constellation, during which it enjoyed a significant presence in Napa that in time was considerably scaled back.

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/the-latest-chapter-in-the-napa-valley-s-franciscan-wine/article_5f9b303e-0cba-5de4-b9b7-2af5653ec95e.html

Is Gallo Saving the Wine Industry?

As a family business, they can take a longer, generational outlook focused on passing a flourishing business to future generations.

http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/04/08/is-gallo-saving-the-wine-industry

Wine Industry Floods The TTB With Its Opinions On Wine Nutritional Labeling
This initiative “is a major undertaking and not a small ruling,” so the extension is more than merited.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2019/04/08/the-ttb-extends-its-deadline-for-opinions-on-wine-nutritional-labeling/#53cfcbbd49c3

How to reach the ever-changing beer shopper

The beer shopper of old waited until they were at the store to make their decision on what to buy.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/news/how-to-reach-the-ever-changing-beer-shopper/amp/

BAD WEATHER HAMMERS BAROSSA HARVEST

Bad weather has pushed down yields in Barossa Valley, Australia’s best-known wine region, with harvests said to be the lowest in 10 years.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/bad-weather-hammers-barossa-harvest/

THIS NEW HOME BAR LETS YOU MAKE ‘IRISH WHISKEY’ IN YOUR KITCHEN

Tech company Smart Spirits has launched a drink dispenser that allows you to create unique beverages that supposedly replicate the flavour of spirits such as whiskey, gin or rum at home.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/this-new-home-bar-lets-you-make-irish-whiskey-in-your-kitchen/

THREE FACTS ABOUT THE GLOBAL ORGANIC WINE MARKET

While still wine consumption is set to stay fairly flat for the next few years, organic styles are rapidly entering the mainstream.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/three-facts-about-the-global-organic-wine-market/

11 Things You Should Know About Cantillon

Its beer was once near extinction, but today is among the rarest and most revered liquids in the world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-things-you-should-know-about-cantillon/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2407874fca-APRIL_9_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2407874fca-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2407874fca-38937345&mc_cid=2407874fca&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Beyond G&T: The Best Cocktails to Make With Tonic Water

When sipped straight, the bitter complexity of tonic water can be divisive; but those same flavors make tonic a wonderful match for a range of spirits.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-best-tonic-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2407874fca-APRIL_9_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2407874fca-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2407874fca-38937345&mc_cid=2407874fca&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A sommelier explains how ‘barnyard’ can be an attractive aroma in wine

When you smell barnyard, it’s almost like it’s an earthiness that’s as if you were to walk into, say, a horse barn

https://www.businessinsider.com/wine-sommelier-explains-barnyard-hay-aroma-taste-2019-4

The Game of Thrones Guide to Wine

As it turns out, there is a huge overlap in the Venn diagram of people obsessed with wine and people obsessed with “Game of Thrones.”

https://www.latimes.com/food/la-fo-game-of-thrones-wine-20190409-story.html

Analytical Wine Tasting, Consumer Focus Group And Survey Available At One Social Media Site

Quini’s name is from the ancient Latin to depict the concept of “five at a time.” Therefore, Quini integrates consumer-generated data using five levels or modules:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/04/08/analytical-wine-tasting-consumer-focus-group-and-survey-available-at-one-social-media-site/#5913a1163a1e

The Scary Mommy Guide To Wine-ing

crash coursein what makes wine so fine.

https://www.scarymommy.com/scary-mommy-guide-to-wine-ing/

Understanding Clean Wine Designations

For those of us who go to great lengthsto  make sure our food is safe, why not do the same for wine?

https://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/understanding-clean-wine-designations-zbcz1904

The Changing Perceptions on Drinking While Pregnant

I know that consuming wine and spirits while pregnant is the fault line of American dining-out culture.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/08/on-drinking-and-not-drinking-while-pregnant/

25 Lesser-Known Wine Regions of the World

Have You Heard of These Wine Regions?

https://www.travelpulse.com/gallery/destinations/25-lesser-known-wine-regions-of-the-world.html

 

 

New Sparkling Drink

MillerCoors is launching Cape Line, a collection of three canned sparkling cocktails. Available in the flavors Strawberry Lemonade, Blackberry Mojito, and Margarita, the RTD slim can beverages are at 4.5% abv and contain six ingredients—carbonated water, alcohol from a cane sugar base, sugar, and fruit juice flavorings. Cape Line will be available in variety 6- and 12-packs and dedicated Strawberry Lemonade 6-packs. MillerCoors plans to push the brand with a marketing campaign that includes commercials on 20 different television networks and sampling events at festivals like Austin City Limits in the fall.

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New Mobile Disgorging Line is Open for Business

Wineries that want to produce sparkling wine have more options these days.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=212230

Anatomy of the Rising Import Threat to U.S. Wine

Imports account for about a quarter to a third of US wine sales, a proportion that been relatively steady for the last few years but is higher now than it was 25 years ago

https://wineeconomist.com/2019/04/09/imports/

Understanding tension in wine

Tension’ and ‘energy’ are modish words to use about wine, as are ‘precision’ and ‘focus’.

https://www.decanterchina.com/en/columns/jefford-on-monday/understanding-tension-in-wine

 

Worst Wine Marketing Slogans

Our wines are as sustainable as an erection at a slaugherhouse.”

http://hosemasterofwine.blogspot.com/2019/04/worst-wine-marketing-slogans.html

 

Study: Drinkers value a beer less if they think it’s brewed by a woman

“Our research suggests that customers don’t value and are less inclined to buy traditionally male products if they think they’ve been manufactured by women,”

https://thetakeout.com/study-beer-brewed-men-women-brewers-gender-bias-1833911171

 

ALSACE ‘CLOSER THAN EVER’ TO IMPOSING LEGAL SWEETNESS GUIDES ON LABELS

“We are closer than we have ever been,” said Séverine Schlumberger of Domaines Schlumberger in reference to Alsace imposing legal guides to sweetness levels in wine on labels.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/alsace-closer-than-ever-to-imposing-legal-sweetness-guides/

 

GIUSTI LAUNCHES EXTRA BRUT PROSECCO

Asolo, is the only appellation in Prosecco that permits this drier style of fizz.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/giusti-launches-extra-brut-prosecco/

 

What is Oxidation Doing to My Wine?

Oxidation isn’t always bad. In fact, it’s a key part of most winemaking.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/09/wine-oxidation/

 

 

How To Make Small Wine Barrel Bluetooth Speaker

Cool project

https://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Wine-Barrel-Bluetooth-Speaker/

 

The Future of Weed Is High-End Wine Pairings

Care for some kush with that Merlot?

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/restaurants/a26454549/weed-wine-food-pairings/

 

Homogeneity And Difference In The Wine World

If the thousands of bottles on wine shop shelves all taste the same, there is no justification for the vast number of brands and their price differentials.

https://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2019/04/homogeneity-and-difference-in-the-wine-world.html

 

Grasshopper secretion-infused Bourbon launches in US

US spirits producer Tamworth Distilling has created a Bourbon infused with the foul-smelling foam excreted as a defence mechanism by the eastern lubber grasshopper.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/grasshopper-secretion-infused-bourbon-launches-in-us/

 

All About Riesling

An aromatic white variety that can produce white wines ranging in style from bone-dry to very sweet. Germany is the world’s most important producer of Riesling.

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

 

New Effen

Effen vodka has added two new flavors. Effen Rosé, is a pink-colored, 37.5% abv expression that aims to capitalize on the ongoing rosé wine trend. Effen Yuzu Citrus is distilled with yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit, and also is at 37.5% abv. Both vodkas are made with wheat sourced from Northern France, and have no added sugar or artificial flavors. Effen Rosé and Effen Yuzu Citrus are currently rolling out nationwide, retail priced at $22 a 750-ml.

 

Official ‘Game of Thrones’ wine collection was inspired by climates, cuisines of Westeros

As Tyrion Lannister matter-of-factly tells Jon Snow, “Everything is better with wine in the belly.” And as it turns out, the folks behind HBO’s “Game of Thrones” believe that principle extends to the show itself, too.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/official-game-of-thrones-wine-collection-was-inspired-by-climates-cuisines-of-westeros

 

Five things you can learn from the color of your wine

The shade of the wine in your glass can hint at how it was made, which grape variety was used and where it is from

https://www.channel3000.com/content/five-things-you-can-learn-from-the-color-of-your-wine/1067807195

 

US wine exports: Who is buying the most?

A trade dispute damaged US wine exports to China in 2018, while one African country came from a long way back to become a top-10 destination, show new figures.
https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/us-wine-exports-figures-412012/#FI7u5A4Ovqh0Qgjz.99

HOW TO BUILD A WINE COLLECTION AT HOME WITHOUT THE STRESS

Despite what many people think, building a solid wine collection at home is an attainable—and affordable—goal.

http://imbibemagazine.com/how-to-build-a-wine-collection/

2018 California Final Grape Crush Report; Total crush 4.5 Million tons, up 6.2% from 2017

The 2018 crush totaled 4,506,583 tons, up 6.2 percent from the 2017 crush of 4,241,945 tons.

http://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=99321

 

Does Red Wine Help You Live Longer? Here’s What the Science Says

Almost 30 years have passed since those early “red wine is good for you” studies came to light.

http://time.com/5552041/does-red-wine-help-you-live-longer/

 

Croatian Premium Wine Imports, Inc. Ready to Take Orders in USA

Based in Boston, Mass., CPWI imports, distributes and promotes boutique Croatian wines in the US. Currently representing wineries from the Dubrovnik county in Dalmatia, including all seven wineries in the Komarna region

https://www.apnews.com/Business%20Wire/1064cca6b7ec41399c0c254c1c649179

 

Idaho: The Next Grapegrowing Frontier

In the last ten years the number of wineries in Idaho has doubled, but I don’t think we can measure how much the quality has improved in that time

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=212368

 

Biodynamics – new approach needed?

We have frequently found ourselves looking to the scientific research of academia for help with issues that have arisen in the vineyard and winery

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/biodynamics-new-approach-needed?sfns=mo

 

Eight takeaways on closure choice and cork taint in Washington wine

Here are eight takeaways.

https://www.wawinereport.com/2019/04/eight-takeaways-on-closure-choice-and.html

 

7 times you should never drink alcohol

Here are some situations that don’t mix well with alcohol.

https://www.businessinsider.com/when-to-avoid-alcohol-2019-4

 

5 Reasons to Know the Wines of Spain’s Montsant DO

In 2002, Montsant, the Falset subzone of Tarragona DO in the Catalonian region of northeastern Spain, was approved as its own DO level.

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/5-reasons-to-know-the-wines-of-spains-montsant-do/

 

THE SEAGRAM VO AND VO GOLD STORY

Most interesting to the VO story is the packaging, notably the ribbon on the bottle.

http://www.boozebusiness.com/the-seagram-vo-and-vo-gold-story

 

Kosher Wine Explained

What makes these wines different? We asked winemakers about the misperceptions and requirements

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Kosher-Wine-Explained

 

Can I ferment table grapes into wine? How?

First, it’s important to note that table grapes and wine grapes are not bred or grown for the same purposes. Table grapes are sturdier, bigger and crunchier, with thinner skins and often without seeds. Wine grapes are more fragile, with thicker skins, bigger seeds and more juice. Most important, wine grapes have more sugar than table grapes.

Sugar is the fuel for fermentation, the process by which yeast consumes sugar and converts it to alcohol and carbon dioxide. If you crushed a bunch of table grapes, I doubt that a fermentation would spontaneously commence; you would probably need to add sugar, as well as yeast. Even then, the resulting wine wouldn’t have the flavor or structure of wine made from wine grapes.

The wine producing nation you may not be familiar with

When it comes to producing wine, few countries have such a rich and captivating history like Hungary does.

https://www.euronews.com/2019/04/13/the-wine-producing-nation-you-may-not-be-familiar-with

Can vegans drink wine?

How many vegetarians and vegans know animal products are often used to make wine.

https://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/advice/2019/04/12/can-vegans-drink-wine.html

Can you pair wine with asparagus?

Asparagus frightens the bejeezus out of wine.

http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/blogs/food_blog/burning-question-can-you-pair-wine-with-asparagus/article_c4fb60ce-5d68-11e9-9839-e750b1e93390.html

 

Corked, heat damage and other flaws in your wine to watch out for

Admit it, you experience a flutter of dread when you open a bottle of wine, especially one not familiar to you or one you’ve held for extended time. Could this wine be, uh, flawed—even spoiled? We investigate this the next three weeks.

https://amp.gosanangelo.com/amp/3232398002

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Liquor Industry News 04-15-19

April 15, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

04-15-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Top Gadgets for Cooling Your Wine

 

Take this quiz to find out what type of beer you should try

 

Irish whiskey gains GI status from European Commission

 

 

Hangover-Free Synthetic Alcohol Could Be Ready in Five Years

For the past decade, David Nutt, a London-based scientist, has been working on a safe form of synthetic alcohol that provides all the positives of drinking, without the health issues, hangovers, and risk of overindulging.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/hangover-free-synthetic-alcohol/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3afba0a606-APRIL_1_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3afba0a606-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3afba0a606-38937345&mc_cid=3afba0a606&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How Design Can Sell More Wine

Architects and designers offer tips for wineries on how to maximize the visitor experience.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/04/how-design-can-sell-more-wine

 

Which Red Wine Is the Most Likely to Stain My Teeth?

WHICH RED WINES ARE WORSE THAN OTHERS WHEN IT COMES TO STAINING MY TEETH?

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-which-red-wine-is-the-most-likely-to-stain-my-teeth/

 

I Found the Bag I’ll Be Wearing All Summer — It’s Only $5 and Holds a Bottle of Wine

Perfect for BBQs, picnics, and “BYO wine” festivals, this cute bag is a total win-win in our books.

https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Urban-Outfitters-Wine-Tote-Bag-45954618

 

Do we need more varieties

Are we heading toward the Coca-Cola-isation of wine?

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/04/01/do-we-need-more-varieties/

Champagne’s terroir problem

This is an ongoing issue for Champagne as their northern latitudes make them verysusceptible to rot and fungal issues so it’s difficult to work organically or even biodynamically

https://www.hudin.com/champagnes-terroir-problem/

Prosecco’s 21st Century Challenge

Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine that is produced in the rolling hills of northwest Italy. It is also the world’s best-selling sparkling wine

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joemicallef/2019/03/27/proseccos-21st-century-challenge/amp/

TOP 10 APPS FOR WINE LOVERS

Apps have become a staple tool in modern life, helping to manage every aspect of one’s personal and professional life.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/04/top-10-apps-for-wine-lovers/

11 Things You Should Know About Stella Artois

Find out what the brand is up to, and why it’s ridding itself of an extremely offensive nickname

https://vinepair.com/articles/stella-artois/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ccad8aba43-APRIL_2_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ccad8aba43-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ccad8aba43-38937345&mc_cid=ccad8aba43&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

8 Up-and-Coming Varieties to Know from Portugal

From Encruzado to Baga, these grapes are gaining traction in the U.S. market

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/8-up-and-coming-varieties-to-know-from-portugal/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=71340333&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_ms0OA5w6eQjdS-cEoN-511hI5uIMBsj-AhtACeWOiSYlarlQCM9CkaOi3QuzDhRCjSNNCcSgrLX7RNNffri-OqCodjxopHUnJIh8l853YZYoQJL0&_hsmi=71340949

Texas Lawmaker Introduces A Bill To Change The State’s Wine Appellation Rule

Let’s face it, a U.S. wine label isn’t always 100% clear

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/04/01/texas-lawmaker-introduces-a-bill-to-change-the-states-wine-appellation-rule/#1d7bd1f372e9

Wine Windows Were the Original Speakeasies

These clever little wine holes (can you spot one below?) let the people of Florence buy their wine right from the source.

https://www.housebeautiful.com/about/a26991587/wine-windows-florence/

Here’s what food you should pair with Trader Joe’s $4 wines, according to a sommelier

We asked a sommelier who also specializes in wine education and food pairing to taste three of these Charles Shaw organic wines — a cabernet sauvignon, a pinot grigio, and a rosé — and give her recommendations of food to pair with them.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trader-joes-wine-pairings-sommelier-2019-4

Cupcake Vineyards Celebrates the National Launch of Its Wine Cans at Coachella

Cupcake Returns as Official Wine Sponsor Offering New Ways to Choose Joy This Festival Season

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190402005217/en/Cupcake-Vineyards-Celebrates-National-Launch-Wine-Cans

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Bacardi Lime debuts in US

Bacardi Lime is made from a base of Bacardi white rum that is then infused with natural lime flavours, offering a lime zest aroma and citrus notes.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/bacardi-lime-debuts-in-us/

 

Love trivia? Here are wine facts to impress your friends with

Some winsome wine facts to amuse and entertain you over your morning cup of coffee or evening sips of wine:

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/entertainment/2019/04/03/trivia-wine-facts-impress-friends-san-angelo/3232378002/

 

Michael David Winery Launches “Freakshow Maskerade” Face Filter App

Interactive face filter app now available for download – Become your favorite freak and win a spot on the label!

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/michael-david-winery-launches-freakshow-maskerade-face-filter-app-300823545.html

 

Constellation to offload 30 brands in $1.7 billion Gallo deal

US drinks firm Constellation Brands has agreed to sell approximately 30 wine and spirits brands to E&J Gallo Winery for US$1.7 billion.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/constellation-to-offload-30-brands-in-1-7-billion-gallo-deal/

What Gallo’s $1.7 billion buyout of Constellation’s bargain-priced wines really means

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/What-Gallo-s-1-7-billion-buyout-of-13739680.php

 

 

Irish whiskey gains GI status from European Commission

The geographic indication provides the strongest possible protection against these infringements and gives us the basis for enforcement action against misleading products.”

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/04/irish-whiskey-gains-gi-status-from-european-commission/

Peeps and beer: What brews pair best with Easter candy?

There’s no surer sign of spring than store aisles brimming with jelly beans, Peeps and chocolate rabbits.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/04/03/peeps-and-beer-what-brews-pair-best-with-easter-candy/

What craft beer’s continued growth means for beer drinkers

Either craft beer is going to completely take over the beer market, or, it’s an unsustainably growing bubble that’s going to burst any minute.

https://thetakeout.com/craft-beer-growth-2018-statistics-explained-analysis-1833778219

 

Dewar’s Unveils The Double Double Series, A New Release Of Ultra-Aged Scotch Whiskies

Dewar’s Scotch whisky has unveiled a new line of bottlings called the Double Double Series. The range includes a 21-year-old ($50 a 375-ml.), a 27-year-old ($100 a 375-ml.), and a 32-year-old ($150 a 375-ml.), the latter marking Dewar’s oldest expression to date.

All of the above are finished in Sherry casks—the 21-year-old in Oloroso, the 27-year-old in Palo Cortado, and the 32-year-old in Pedro Ximenez. The launch is being backed by a four-part short film created by actress Tuppence Middleton.

Dewar’s recently unveiled a new, $15 million ad campaign for the entire franchise, highlighting its maturation process. The campaign, which will run through the end of 2019, features television spots as well as print ads in sports, food and travel publications. Dewar’s also has been ratcheting up the focus on its single malt portfolio, which includes Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Deveron, Craigellachie, and Royal Brackla.

Top Wine Innovations in Bars & Restaurants

Read crowd-sourced reviews, make online reservations, explore electronic wine lists, pay at the table and email yourself the receipt. Just don’t forget to thank the restaurant on social media as you grab your rideshare home.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/03/how-wine-in-the-restaurant-industry-is-evolving/

 

Top Tools for Wine at Home

Looking for something wine-related to go with your smart home assistant, streaming device and video doorbell with facial recognition software?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/03/how-technology-is-improving-wine-at-home/

 

 

Franzia’s New “Little Franz” Mini Boxed Wines Make For The Most Adorable Summer Sip

The new “Little Franz” mini boxes of wine come in the following four flavors. Here’s what you can expect each one to taste like, per Franzia:

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/franzias-new-little-franz-mini-boxed-wines-make-for-the-most-adorable-summer-sip-17007129

 

How to keep your wine cool in warm weather

Some suggestions for combating ‘warm wine syndrome’

https://www.ft.com/content/47529b90-559f-11e9-91f9-b6515a54c5b1

Guide To Franciacorta, Italy’s Best Sparkling Wine Region

Franciacorta is a region infused with cultural significance and a thriving enological tradition.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/liviahengel/2019/04/04/a-weekend-guide-to-franciacorta-italys-best-sparkling-wine-region/#b085ec37cfc8

How to Pick Great Wine Without Relying Solely on Wine Scores

There are ways to choose great wine without relying on wine scores

https://www.familyfreshmarket.com/blog/how-pick-great-wine-without-relying-solely-wine-scores

 

The Wine Enthusiast Amazon Alexa Skill

The Wine Enthusiast skill will also provide step-by-step recipes pulled right from pages of the magazine and sent directly to your Alexa app.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/04/the-wine-enthusiast-amazon-alexa-skill/

Millennials are drinking less beer. So beer is becoming more like juice.

Explaining the rise of Naturdays, Corona Refrescas, and the “flavored malt beverage.”

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/4/4/18295599/naturdays-corona-refresca-limearita-ritas-spritz

This Bright, Bracing Italian Sparkler Could Be a ‘Prosecco Killer’ — if Given the Chance

A frizzante wine from Emilia-Romagna, Pignoletto is light and fruity, with herbal aromas, citrus notes, and crisp apple flavors.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pignoletto-italian-sparkling-wine-guide/

Menthol Is Not Mint: Decoding Freshness in Wine

We identify flavors based on our stored memories of having encountered them before.

http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/04/05/menthol-is-not-mint-decoding-freshness-wine

Five Ways Smartphones are Changing How We Drink Wine

Smartphones have made it easier than ever to learn about wine

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/05/smartphones-wine/

You’ve Been Serving Champagne All Wrong — Here’s How To Do It Right

Flutes may look pretty, but they diminish the aroma of your (probably pricey) bubbly. Good thing there’s a super simple solution.

https://www.coastalliving.com/syndication/how-to-serve-champagne

Take this quiz to find out what type of beer you should try

To simplify the process of picking a beer, take this quick and easy quiz which gives you a beer recommendation based on your flavor preferences.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/quiz-to-find-out-what-type-of-beer-to-drink-2019-4

TOP 9 WORST THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR WINE

Or a things that a dedicated wine lover will not do.

https://www.winepicker.co.uk/blog/top-9-worst-things-you-can-do-with-your-wine/

MEET THE HEALTHY RED WINE THAT COULD HELP YOU LIVE LONGER

Red wine has long been touted for its many alleged benefits, but there may be one particular type of red wine that supersedes them all.

https://www.harpersbazaar.com.au/health-fitness/cannonau-red-wine-18397

Is this the best wine in the world? 40 million reviews say so.

What’s the best wine in the world? Every winemaker would love to produce it. Every wine lover would love to drink it and hoard a few bottles in the cellar. Every wine writer would love to anoint it and tell you to buy it.

https://www.nhregister.com/food/article/Is-this-the-best-wine-in-the-world-40-million-13744695.php

Top Gadgets for Cooling Your Wine

Your days of plunging a bottle into an ice and salt bath in order to keep it cold are over—you’ve got more stylish and effective options.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/04/05/top-gadgets-for-cooling-your-wine/

This Exceptional $300 Wine is Produced in the Foothills of the Himalayas

Ao Yun is a vino easy to sip, almost impossible to produce.

http://www.realclearlife.com/food-drink/exceptional-300-wine-produced-foothills-himalayas/

Napa’s Problem is Cars, Not Drought

US editor W. Blake Gray looks at the options following the passing of Napa’s development bill.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/04/napas-problem-is-cars-not-drought

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April 8, 2019

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04-08-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

All the Game of Thrones Booze You Can Drink for the Final Season

Corkage Uncorked: How + When to Bring Wine into a Restaurant

How Americans Consume Rosé

 

New Beringer Bros.Wine

Treasury Wine Estates has extended its Beringer Bros. range with the launch of a Sauvignon Blanc aged in Tequila barrels. Retailing at $17 in line with the rest of the Beringer Bros. portfolio, the newcomer is aged for 60 days in barrels once used to age premium Tequila. The new Tequila barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc joins a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Red Blend—all aged in Bourbon barrels—in the Beringer Bros. portfolio.

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Study Reveals America’s Favorite Drunk Snacks

Whether your poison is pizza, chips, or chicken wings, there’s simply no better way to round off a drinking session than with a late-night (or early morning) drunken snack.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/americas-favorite-drunk-snacks/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b8b18cda48-MAR_25_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b8b18cda48-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b8b18cda48-38937345&mc_cid=b8b18cda48&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Bulleit

Diageo-owned Bulleit has added a new 12-year-old rye whiskey to its lineup. A blend of 95% rye and 5% malted barley, Bulleit Rye 12-year-old straight American whiskey is aged in new charred oak barrels for a minimum of 12 years prior to bottling. The new, 92-proof release is the first permanent addition to the Bulleit Rye portfolio—which originally launched in 2011—and will be available for a retail price of $50 a 750-ml. across Colorado, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Oregon, California, Kentucky, Texas, Georgia, New Jersey, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

10 Things You Should Know About Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Arguably the world’s most important wine producer, in one of the most prestigious wine regions on the planet, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s bottles fetch unfathomable sums at auction.

https://vinepair.com/articles/domaine-romanee-conti-facts/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=590b3a7b7b-MAR_26_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-590b3a7b7b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-590b3a7b7b-38937345&mc_cid=590b3a7b7b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

EU approves Tequila GI

Tequila has been registered as a geographical indication (GI) product in the European Union.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/03/eu-approves-tequila-gi/

 

 

New Challenges On The Radar For The Wine Business

Economic bumps in the road and demographic shifts are shaking up the U.S. wine market

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2019/03/25/new-challenges-on-the-radar-for-the-wine-business/#16a380a1775c

 

Tipsy Lit Launches Perfect Pairings Of Wine And Books

Women have been combining book clubs and wine drinking as long as book clubs have been around, but one wine company and one publishing company have decided to make this an official pairing.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanettehurt/2019/03/25/tipsy-lit-launches-perfect-pairings-of-wine-and-books/#31d60b143cec

 

PERFECT WINE PAIRINGS FOR AMERICA’S FAVORITE FOODS

WE’VE PAIRED THE PERFECT WINES TO AMERICA’S 18 FAVORITE DISHES.

https://www.newsweek.com/wine-food-pairing-1374123

 

Carignan is Working its Way into the Spotlight

These days, thanks to better vineyard management and lower-yielding old vines, varietal Carignan wines from all over the world tempt with tart red-fruit notes, baking spices and savory smokiness.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/25/carignan-spotlight/

 

Stop Trying To Make “Healthy Cocktails” Happen

Although I believe that cocktails, consumed in moderation, can be part of a healthy lifestyle, under no circumstances should alcoholic beverages be promoted as “healthy.”

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/25/healthy-cocktails-arent-real/

 

Constellation Brands Sued Over To Kalon Vineyard

The Vineyard House, a boutique Napa winery, has sued Constellation Brands in federal court, claiming that the late Robert Mondavi knowingly misled the U.S. Patent Office into granting him a trademark for the To Kalon vineyards in the Oakville AVA.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/25/constellation-brands-sued-over-to-kalon-vineyard/

UNESCO world heritage wine regions to visit: Updated

How many UNESCO sites have you ticked off? Get inspired with our guide to top UNESCO wine regions and cities for wine lovers,

https://www.decanter.com/wine-travel/decanter-travel-guide-world-heritage-regions-25003/#c6C8H7zLiDflPrp0.99

 

Cavit Rosé

Palm Bay International has launched a new packaging format for its Cavit Rosé. Made from a blend of Trentino-sourced red varietals, the new entry is now rolling out nationwide in 4-packs of 187-ml. bottles ($10). A 750-ml. bottle format of the 2018 Cavit Rosé debuted earlier this month. Cavit is the top-selling Italian wine by volume in the U.S. market at nearly 3.5 million cases, led by its Pinot Grigio varietal.

 

M.S. Walker to Acquire Winebow’s Wholesale Operations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

M.S. Walker has been a major force in the industry and a leading distributor in New England for decades

http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/03/28/ms-walker-acquire-winebows-wholesale-operations

How Americans Consume Rosé

As the thermometer begins to climb, one thing is certain—pink is spreading, as rosé, the fastest growing wine category in the United States, takes over retailer’s shelves.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellewilliams/2019/03/27/how-americans-consume-rose/#51a845601b50

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.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-for-breakfast/?utm_campaign=3%2F28%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Oregon%20v.%20Burgundy%2C%20Breakfast%2C%20Journal%20%28MNkrgZ%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

For Cancer Risk, a Bottle of Wine Equals This Many Cigarettes

Drinking a bottle of wine per week may be like smoking five to 10 cigarettes in the same time period, in terms of cancer risk, according to a new study from the United Kingdom.

https://www.livescience.com/65092-alcohol-cigarettes-cancer-risk.html

 

Why The Cloudy Bay Shed Must Be On Your Wine Travel Bucket List

The Cloudy Bay team has been hunting wine gold in Central Otago since before 2010, cultivating vineyards and fine-tuning everything from pruning to site selection

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2019/03/27/why-the-cloudy-bay-shed-must-be-on-your-wine-travel-bucket-list/#7adf278130cc

 

 

The basics of building your own wine cellar

What do I need to know to properly prepare the space?

https://www.seattletimes.com/explore/nwhomes/the-basics-of-building-your-own-wine-cellar/

SIX COMMON WINE MYTHS, BUSTED

Six wine myths and do a little fact-checking.

https://www.shopdanssupermarket.com/blog/six-common-wine-myths-busted

Getting Funky with Reductive Wines

When it comes to wine jargon, buzzwords come and go. However, the term reduction, particularly “positive reduction”, has seemingly stayed, making a home for itself in the daily vocabulary of industry folk worldwide.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/03/getting-funky-with-reductive-wines

Obscure wine statistics

Wine Australia recently released an online tool to assist wine exporters.

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/03/28/obscure-wine-statistics/

THESE ARE THE FASTEST-GROWING CRAFT BREWERIES IN THE US, ACCORDING TO THE BREWERS ASSOCIATION

US trade body the Brewers Association has published a list of the country’s craft breweries that are becoming popular, fast.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/these-are-the-fastest-growing-craft-breweries-in-the-us-according-to-the-brewers-association/

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY OFFERS NEW COURSE ON ALCOHOL SCIENCE

Oxfordshire brewery Hook Norton and the Cotswolds Distillery have teamed up with The Open University on a new online course focusing on the science of alcohol.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/the-open-university-offers-new-course-on-alcohol-science/

 

How to Pair Brie with Wine

Brie is a soft ripened cheese that’s classified as a bloomy rind, from the historic Brie district of France

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/28/pair-brie-with-wine/

 

 

Demystifying Italian Amaro

Amaro, Italy’s signature bitter liqueur, is prized for all the barks and herbs that famously aid digestion after a big meal. But the spirit offers much more than its bitter reputation.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/28/demystifying-italian-amaro/

CATENA DEBUTS WINE AND FOOD DOCUSERIES ON AMAZON

Argentina’s Catena Zapata has launched a new wine documentary series called It Starts With Wine on Amazon Prime Video, hosted by Dr Laura Catena and featuring a selection of celebrated winemakers, producers and chefs from around the world.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/catena-debuts-wine-and-food-docuseries-on-amazon/

This Wine-Scented Candle For “Okay Moms” Is A Major Mood

The description for the product posted on the Whiskey River site explained that they celebrate okay moms because they offer the reality of motherhood: “sippy cup wine, the five-second rule, and loads and loads of naps.” It’s a mood to say the least.

https://www.romper.com/p/this-wine-scented-candle-for-okay-moms-is-a-major-mood-16993170

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cooking with Wine

Cooking with wine can be a bit intimidating

https://www.kosher.com/shows/video/476/the-dos-and-donts-of-cooking-with-wine

Corkage Uncorked: How + When to Bring Wine into a Restaurant

If you thought the Millennials were hard to please, wait until you see what’s coming after them.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/03/saving-wine-from-the-sober-generation

More consumers are staying at home to drink

Zero waste winery serves straight from the barrel

A new winery in the Bird Rock area of La Jolla is based on a new concept that skips the bottling process.

https://fox5sandiego.com/2019/03/26/zero-waste-winery-serves-straight-from-the-barrel/

Greek Wine Is Trending, Depending on Whom You Ask

Those who follow drinks trends have heard these claims before.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-greek-wine-now/

Vin jaune from eastern France is ‘the durian of the wine world’, beloved and hated in equal measure

The distinctive wine is made from the quirky savagnin grape grown in Jura, the smallest of France’s AOS regions

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/3003666/vin-jaune-eastern-france-durian-wine-world

Budweiser Is Selling Jackie Robinson Beer For His 100th Birthday This MLB Season

Sold as part of a campaign honoring Robinson’s heroic achievements both on and off the field, baseball fans can now “raise a bud” to the icon who changed the game.

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a26973496/budweiser-mlb-jackie-robinson-100th-birthday-beer/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=6e5a72eff7-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-6e5a72eff7-36686829

The Best Tasting Liquors, According To The Masses

What is the best-tasting alcohol on the market? That’s almost impossible to answer. The best tasting liquor is very, very subjective.

https://uproxx.com/life/best-tasting-liquor-ranked/

Netflix And Sip: Best Wines To Pair With Your Favorite TV Shows

While many of you may have a go-to snack, but how about the perfect drink?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/eustaciahuen/2019/03/30/netflix/#273968f61964

 

A sommelier compared 11 wines from Costco, Target, Trader Joe’s, and BJ’s — and the winner was clear

11 different low-cost wines to try from big-box stores like CostcoTargetBJ’s, and Trader Joe’s.

Watch the video above to see how she ranked bottles of cabernet sauvignon, pinot grigio, and rosé, all under $10.

https://www.thehour.com/technology/businessinsider/article/A-sommelier-compared-11-wines-from-Costco-13727944.php

Does Your Wine Smell Like A Wet Dog? Polluted Corks And Microbiology Are To Blame

Two chemical reactions must (sequentially) take place to form TCA, but they are very different

https://www.acsh.org/news/2019/03/29/does-your-wine-smell-wet-dog-polluted-corks-and-microbiology-are-blame-13912

How to Pair Wine with Classic French Cuisine

What to drink with boeuf Bourguignon, vichyssoise and poulet rôti.

https://guide.michelin.com/us/chicago/dining-in/wine-pairings-classic-french-food/news

Corkage Uncorked: How + When to Bring Wine into a Restaurant

Many restaurants invite diners to BYO, with corkage fees that typically hover around $40. There are also restaurants that don’t have a liquor license to sell wine, so they welcome diners to bring in their own and the bottle will be opened with a more modest corkage fee.

https://blog.opentable.com/2019/corkage-uncorked-how-when-to-bring-wine-into-a-restaurant-hackdining/

 

How Provençal Winemakers Are Responding to Climate Change

Exploring the research and strategies helping to keep the region’s rosés crisp and fresh

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-provencal-winemakers-are-responding-to-climate-change/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=71256299&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9no4BWRbKv5ls6ip1OXjVbx1T8jldzcyoz5F4-VKYLFlaU_BvsxFbqZv2AhRUZo_3UzPFW1GJD3Nos_y1y_8kUuyI-FaAQtry2Mde-eFbTtNH1pVY&_hsmi=71255941

 

Peanut Butter Jelly & Wine Pop-Up Lounge opening at The Chanler at Cliff Walk

The Chanler will offer uniquely designed PB&J combinations with suggested wine pairings

http://whatsupnewp.com/2019/03/peanut-butter-jelly-wine-pop-up-lounge-opening-at-the-chanler-at-cliff-walk/

 

All the Game of Thrones Booze You Can Drink for the Final Season

Game of Thrones is a show made for drinking. The characters swig red wine and barley beer as they go about their scheming and conquering.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/g26985475/best-game-of-thrones-drinks-collaborations/

 

A French region calculates the true cost of its wine

A project conducted by the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins AOC du Languedoc & IGP Sud de France (Languedoc Wines Council) has demonstrated why winegrowers literally cannot afford to be in this segment.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/news/french-region-calculates-true-cost-of-its-wine

 

The Wine & Sorbet Slushies I’ll Be Sipping All Spring

All you need to do is stir.

https://food52.com/blog/23812-easy-wine-slushies-sorbet-slushie-recipes

 

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Liquor Industry News 04-01-19

April 1, 2019

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

04-01-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Sudbury MA Whole Foods hoping to serve beer, wine to customers

 

How Women Shaped Whiskey History

 

5 Popular Diets that Allow Wine

CT Package stores offer dime-recycling fee in lieu of liquor bottle deposits

The state’s recycling program does not extend to all glass containers used to hold food or beverages and “singling out wine and liquor bottles instead of all glass containers used in the home is inappropriate,”

https://ctmirror.org/2019/03/18/package-stores-offer-dime-recycling-fee-in-lieu-of-liquor-bottle-deposits/

Budweiser and Coleman Target Millennials With ‘Natural’ Beer-Infused Meats

The AB InBev-owned brand has teamed up with Coleman Natural Foods to deliver a variety of Budweiser-infused pork products, including St. Louis-style ribs, pulled pork, and a range of spiced sausages.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/budweiser-beer-infused-meat/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2426389cd6-MAR_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2426389cd6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2426389cd6-38937345&mc_cid=2426389cd6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

BJ’s Private Label Wines

Westborough, Massachusetts-based BJ’s, which operates membership warehouse clubs on the East Coast, has released five wines from its private label brand, Wellsley Farms. The new releases include Argentinian Malbec Gran Seleccion, Italian Prosecco DOC Treviso Extra Dry, Italian Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie, Californian Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles, and a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. The label starts at $7 a 750-ml. and is only available from BJ’s outlets, which are located in 16 states from Maine to Florida.

Booker’s Bourbon ‘Teresa’s Batch’ launches in US

Beam Suntory-owned Booker’s Bourbon has released the first limited edition whiskey from its 2019 Batch Collection, bottled to celebrate long-time  distillery employee Teresa Wittemar.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/03/bookers-bourbon-teresas-batch-launches-in-us/

What Do People Mean When They Say a Wine Is ‘Creamy’?

Creamy can mean one of two things when it comes to describing wine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-creamy-wine-oats-ipa/

The Biggest “Rip-Off” In Wine History

Thanks to its iconic logo that makes it immediately recognizable, the Armand de Brignac Champagne is known worldwide also under the name Ace of Spades.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/matteoparisi/2019/03/15/the-biggest-scam-in-wine-history/#129929c0c030

 

  1. PATRICK’S DAY IS THE HIGHEST GROSSING DAY OF THE YEAR FOR U.S. BARS AND RESTAURANTS

While St. Patrick’s Day is known for an array of things ranging from four-leaf clovers to leprechauns and all things green, it’s also a holiday that’s most frequently associated with alcohol consumption among the 21+ crowd in the U.S. And when we look at the data, we see that St. Patrick’s Day is the equivalent of a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for U.S. bars and restaurants.

https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2019/st-patricks-day-is-the-highest-grossing-day-of-the-year-for-bars-restaurants.html

 

Like the label? You’ll probably like the wine

New research suggests that the branding and design on a wine label can affect how people taste what’s in the bottle.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/wine-labels-taste-1.5057355

 

The Best Way to Chill Wine, According to Science

We asked two physicists—what’s the best method for chilling wine?

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/how-to-chill-wine-science

 

 

Taub Family Companies

he Taub family, known for building leading Italian label Cavit and a host of other imported wine brands in the U.S. over the years, has transformed its business since acquiring the former Pasternak Wine Imports in late 2016. Today, Taub Family Cos. has volume of approximately 5.7 million cases

Examining the Science Behind Wineglass Shapes

Glassmakers and wine experts weigh in on glassware design and the sensory perception of wine

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/examining-the-science-of-wineglass-shapes/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=70894573&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_M7SpjkUulg_77xkuqRCfmd3xpvE29wnBl-dCsAXHYQ243sn5xczzM6pQSMFvTmaWuVVViAfeOBNCEDNhmDBWbcv7a6mFcVNaV2fXSyk3izvAhAe0&_hsmi=70895011

How sustainable is your wine?

The environmental impact of wine production is larger than you might think, and is a global cause for concern. Rupert Joy investigates the problem and looks at the measures being taken to find a lasting solution

https://www.decanter.com/learn/wine-sustainable-option-410262/#KfzSKqCOMwxi54c1.99

Two winemakers fight on in appellate court against Minnesota-grape law

Minnesota is one of a dozen states where small, homegrown-wines must use a majority of local grapes.

http://www.startribune.com/two-winemakers-fight-on-in-appellate-court-against-minnesota-grape-law/507217182/

Every Factor That Affects the Quality of Your Guinness, Explained

When it comes to Guinness and quality, most drinkers have one, penultimate question. Does the beer taste better in Ireland?

https://vinepair.com/articles/guinness-perfect-pint-explainer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d35b811a1-MAR_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d35b811a1-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3d35b811a1-38937345&mc_cid=3d35b811a1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What is Residual Sugar in Wine?

What is Residual Sugar in Wine and Where Does it Come From?

https://winefolly.com/review/what-is-residual-sugar-in-wine/

How Did Wine Change the Course of History?

In a new book, Atlantic County oenophile John Mahoney posits that fermented grapes led to the birth of Western civilization.

https://njmonthly.com/articles/eat-drink/beverages/wine-history-book-john-mahoney/

Clemson grad jumps into ‘Shark Tank’ to pitch product he calls ‘kooler than a cooler’

It does for packs of beer from 12 to 30 cans what a traditional koozie does for an individual bottle


https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article228149054.html#storylink=cpy

MA Legal News

Of the more than 6000 bills filed this session, about 1% directly affect the alcohol beverages industry in Massachusetts. More importantly is that over 80 of the bills modify the state’s alcohol beverages laws. In contrast, last year there were 12 bills impacting the industry.

https://files.constantcontact.com/cb479599001/b22ce6bd-cbad-46d8-89a3-15bfb2e109ef.pdf

Raising a Glass to Beef Bourguignon, ‘One of the Most Delicious Beef Dishes Concocted by Man’

Every cook agrees that, when it comes to beef bourguignon, there is no alternative to Burgundy wine — typically Pinot Noir or Gamay.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-beef-bourguignon-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6556cb2c6e-MAR_21_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6556cb2c6e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6556cb2c6e-38937345&mc_cid=6556cb2c6e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Drunk Americans Spent $39 Billion Online Last Year

According to a survey by personal finance website Finder.com, Americans spent more than ever last year on “spontaneous drunk purchases.”

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/drunk-americans-spending-online/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6556cb2c6e-MAR_21_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6556cb2c6e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6556cb2c6e-38937345&mc_cid=6556cb2c6e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Cavit

Palm Bay International’s Italian brand Cavit has added a new wine to its lineup. Made with a blend of red grapes sourced from northeastern Italy, Cavit Sweet Red is now available nationwide for a retail price of $10 a 750-ml. or $15 a 1.5-liter. Cavit is the No.-1 Italian brand by volume in the U.S., according to Impact Databank, depleting nearly 3.5 million cases in 2018.

 

KODAK AND DOGFISH HEAD BREWERY CREATE BEER THAT DEVELOPS FILM

Delaware-based craft brewer Dogfish Head has collaborated with photography company Kodak on a beer, flavoured with eight different ingredients, which is capable of developing Kodak’s Super 8 film.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/kodak-and-dogfish-head-brewery-create-beer-that-develops-film/

Maker’s Mark: a brand history

Beneath its distinctive layer of glossy red wax, Maker’s Mark was the original American craft whiskey. It may now be one of the category’s big brands, but it was no overnight success.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/03/makers-mark-a-brand-history/

What’s Up With Wild Fermentation in Wine?

One of the most surprising topics in wine right now (that has everyone talking) is wild fermentation. A wild-fermented wine uses native yeasts that are found on the fruit and in the vineyard.

https://winefolly.com/review/whats-up-with-wild-fermentation-wine/?utm_campaign=03%2F21%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Wild%20Fermentation%20-%20RS%20-%20stoppers%20%28NVhxtn%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Ah-So Wine Opener to Uncork Old Vintage Wine | How To Use a Butler’s Thief Corkscrew Video

https://youtu.be/cpZW012Gvas

 

Michelob Ultra Just Launched a Fruity, Keto Beer And We Are Here For It

Hands in the air for low carb, high flavor.

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/a26870062/michelob-ultra-low-carb-beer/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=5781944f2d-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-5781944f2d-36686829

 

 

How to Save on Your Wedding Wine

The process of picking wedding wines, though, can be challenging.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/19/fashion/weddings/how-to-save-on-your-wedding-wine.html

 

How the Flooding Affected Sonoma’s 2019 Vintage

Northern California wineries and vineyards continue to clean up and dry out from the unusually heavy rainfall that hit in late February and caused some of the areas’ worst floods in 20 years.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/19/how-the-flooding-affected-sonoma-2019-vintage/

 

5 Popular Diets that Allow Wine

Here’s how to stick to an eating strategy without giving up your favorite alcoholic beverage

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Popular-Diets-that-Allow-Wine

 

Where to Put $1 Million in Wine?

Looking to invest in wine? These are the best places for it, according to Asia’s youngest Master of Wine

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2019-03-20/where-to-put-1-million-in-wine-video-jtgvtg45

 

How Wine Glassware Affects Taste

Here’s the deal, you can drink wine out of a plastic cup. It will carry the wine into your mouth and you will drink the wine. But you know what? Why? Why if you have good wine would you do that to yourself.

https://www.foodandwine.com/video/how-wine-glassware-affects-taste

 

How Women Shaped Whiskey History

Women have always been involved in the production of beer, wine and spirits.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/19/whiskey-history-women/

 

Demystifying Mevushal Wines

Mevushal wine is often a topic of much debate. Find out more about the process, and why it’s not quite what you thought

https://www.kosher.com/shows/video/470/demystifying-mevushal-wines

 

 

How to cook with wine: Tips and tricks for every occasion

Add dimension to your dishes with the addition of wine at various stages of preparation.

http://www.startribune.com/how-to-cook-with-wine/507415202/

 

Biodynamic Production Offers a Look at the Future of Fine Wine

Today, 45 wineries across the U.S. produce around 183,000 cases of biodynamic wine annually

https://www.barrons.com/articles/biodynamic-production-offers-a-look-at-the-future-of-fine-wine-01553109520

 

Wine That Doesn’t Unwind Your Health

Smartvine Wine is the only certified glyphosate-residue free wine in the world!

https://foodintegritynow.org/2019/03/20/wine-that-doesnt-unwind-your-health/

https://smartvinewine.com/?sscid=31k3_i828w

 

MillerCoors unveils three flavors of wine spritzers

Named Movo Wine Spritzers, the 100-calorie drink is made with real wine, natural ingredients and no added sugar, according to MillerCoors.

http://www.wtol.com/2019/03/22/millercoors-unveils-three-flavors-wine-spritzers/

 

Four Simple Italian Wine Cocktails

Yes, you can mix your favorite wines into cocktails

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/simple-italian-wine-cocktails/

Lambrusco Sangria

This drink is a mash-up between a sangria and the Blood and Sand, a classic cocktail

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/lambrusco-sangria/

Sudbury MA Whole Foods hoping to serve beer, wine to customers

The proposal to sell alcohol to people while they peruse the aisles is already making waves in town.

https://whdh.com/news/sudbury-whole-foods-hoping-to-serve-beer-wine-to-customers/

Goose Island Beer Co.

Long before most Americans knew what an IPA was, John Hall established Goose Island Beer Co. in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/brands/goose-island-beer-co/?utm_campaign=Buyer%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=70958508&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_iwMXA9qXH716GmBm1j9xV8njfaH0UwV7dgipGsX2jrKdNQrWhWe2vKbwu_1vGyQuqP2xRIs4Q0lpfuaOnmVxmf1UA6AbYkF8uWvl-BifjbmOAk0c&_hsmi=70958508

Italy preparing for another fight over name use

Italy appears to be setting itself for a fight with countries like Australia over the use of the name nero d’avola – much as it’s currently doing with prosecco.

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/03/20/italy-preparing-for-another-fight-over-name-use/

Five Wheated and Worthy Alternatives to Pappy Van Winkle

Pappy Van Winkle shot to fame in 1996 after the Beverage Testing Institute scored its 20-year release 99 out of 100. It was the highest rating the institute ever awarded a whiskey.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-pappy-van-alternatives-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d2a4b0a3ed-MAR_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d2a4b0a3ed-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d2a4b0a3ed-38937345&mc_cid=d2a4b0a3ed&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

NEW VOLVOS TO AUTOMATICALLY PULL OVER DRINK DRIVERS

Volvo is living up to its reputation for manufacturing some of the most reliable and safety-conscious cars on the market with the unveiling of a new on-board gadget that can detect if its driver has had too much to drink and automatically slow or pull over.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/new-volvos-to-automatically-pull-over-drink-drivers/

Oregon winemakers push bills to clamp down on out-of-state competition

New legislation would make it harder for a wine bottle to claim origin from an Oregon wine region, and give the state greater power to punish wineries for mislabeling. The proposals stem from a spat with a Napa Valley winery, but some businesses in southern Oregon also have concerns.

https://www.salemreporter.com/posts/610/oregon-winemakers-push-bills-to-clamp-down-on-out-of-state-competition

The fear of sweet white wines is greatly exaggerated

But it can be tricky when exploring, because higher sugar content doesn’t always mean sweet taste.

https://montrealgazette.com/life/zacharkiw-the-fear-of-sweet-white-wines-is-greatly-exaggerated

Behind Portugal’s Traditional Amphorae Wines

Named for the talha, or clay vessels, in which the wine ferments and ages, these wines were once widespread in Alentejo.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/21/portugal-traditional-amphorae-wines/

6 Descriptors Beer Professionals Avoid

Hoppy, light, and funky are among the vague terms beer purveyors swap out to help customers find desired flavors and styles

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/6-descriptors-beer-professionals-avoid/

 

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Liquor Industry News 03-25-19

March 25, 2019

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

TOP 10 DRINKING MYTHS, LEGENDS AND ANCIENT RITUALS

These Are 2018’s Official Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies

9 Things You Should Know About Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

 

 

How Having Just 2 Alcoholic Drinks Affects Your Sleep, According To Science

Around 20 percent of adult Americans use alcohol to help them fall asleep

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-having-just-2-alcoholic-drinks-affects-your-sleep-according-to-science-16814809

This One Thing Makes Buying Wine WAY Less Overwhelming

I used to be an anxious, freaked-out wine shopper. And then everything changed.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/pick-wine-store-become-regular

Why is wine getting more complicated in an age of simplicity?

Is wine’s love of place reaching a level where it ceases to be a benefit, and actually starts to become a problem?

https://www.just-drinks.com/comment/why-is-wine-getting-more-complicated-in-an-age-of-simplicity-comment_id127924.aspx?utm_source=weekly-html&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11-03-2019&utm_term=107157&utm_content=508916

The Differences Between Parmesan, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Grana Padano, Explained

While we often use the name “parmesan” to refer to all of Italy’s grateable hard cheeses, there are a number of different styles within the category. Parmesan is one of them, though that particular cheese isn’t necessarily as closely linked to Italy as you might imagine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/parmesan-vs-parmigiano-reggiano-vs-grana-padano/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5e6db04ce7-MAR_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5e6db04ce7-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5e6db04ce7-38937345&mc_cid=5e6db04ce7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Unlucky Man Shows How Not to Pour a Champagne Tower

Sadly for that guy, things don’t quite go to plan.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/champagne-tower-pour-fail/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5e6db04ce7-MAR_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5e6db04ce7-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5e6db04ce7-38937345&mc_cid=5e6db04ce7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Could vermentino be the next big thing in Australian wine?

A wine grape steeped in old Mediterranean tradition is finding its way into the glasses of a fresh new generation of Australians, as they continue to swelter in the heat.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-03-11/vermentino-wine-popularity-increases/10889060

 

Secrets of George Washington’s Hidden Beer Recipe

It’s not as delicious as you might expect.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/george-washington-hidden-beer-recipe

 

Spirits Europe launches website with nutrition info

Trade association Spirits Europe has launched a new website to give consumers access to nutrition and ingredients information on all spirit drinks legally sold in the EU.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/03/spirits-europe-launches-website-with-nutrition-info/

SARAH JESSICA PARKER TO MAKE PROVENCE ROSÉ

Having announced the launch of her wine brand last month, American actress Sarah Jessica Parker will follow in Brangelina’s footsteps by making a Provence rosé.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/sarah-jessica-parker-to-make-provence-rose/

How Producers Dial In the Right Shade of Pink for Rosé

The timing of harvest and winemaking adjustments are among the factors producers consider to achieve desired color intensity

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-producers-dial-in-the-right-shade-of-pink-for-rose/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=70670093&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8jL_8hmZ0mYfvyGeMJ43QSK2R1brWeuenjwGHpDzrE-yhlq0LEOLWZMClkz1_gR0SwtuO1H4Ne3a62H6lOAYG5kJf0NR51frELwYf5ojV0d6mGJZo&_hsmi=70671604

A Guide to Finding Value Burgundy Wine

If you want a bargain from Burgundy, look for wines from Rully, Mercurey, Givry and Montagny as many of the bottles range from $20–30.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/11/guide-finding-value-burgundy-wine/

A beginner’s guide to ordering French wine like a Francophile

A wine from Burgundy, Bordeaux, or the Loire Valley is a great place to start.

https://www.boston.com/culture/lifestyle/2019/03/11/french-wine-tips-from-boston-sommelier

Which States Have the Most Underrated Wine Regions?

Try visiting one of these underrated U.S. wine regions to get a taste.

https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/which-states-have-the-most-underrated-wine-regions.html/

How Wineries Can Support Their Restaurant Customers: Tools of the Trade

Wineries, boost your sales by building a strong restaurant connection & by improving your customer service. Here’s how you do it.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/03/12/wineries-support-restaurant-customers-tools

THREE HIGH-POWERED DRINKS EXECS CHARGED IN UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS SCANDAL

A Napa vintner, a Bourbon distiller and a founder of a food and drink distributor are among those that have been arrested for paying large sums of money as bribes to get their children into top US universities.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/three-high-powered-drinks-execs-charged-in-university-admissions-scandal/

 

How to Talk About the Way Wine Tastes Without Sounding Like a Jerk

You can talk about wine without annoying yourself and the people around you. We’ll show you the way.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/how-to-talk-about-the-way-wine-tastes

 

Syrah: The Versatile Wine that Goes with Burgers and Fries

Syrah is versatile. A dark-skinned grape from France, it is planted around the world in coastal climates like Santa Barbara, moderate ones like Walla Walla, and hot zones like Australia’s Barossa Valley.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/03/syrah-the-versatile-wine-that-goes-with-burgers-an.html

A brief guide to organic wine

Organic wine can be confusing. Here is a quick guide to a few of the important categories.

https://www.theunion.com/news/local-news/rod-byers-a-brief-guide-to-organic-wine/

How Natalie MacLean changes the world of wine

The biggest change in wine in the past 20 years did not happen in vineyards or wineries. It happened on the Internet

https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190312/clemens-how-natalie-maclean-changes-world-of-wine

TTB Slated Over Wine Labeling

Consumer advocates demand both calorie and nutritional information should be on wine labels.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/03/ttb-slated-over-wine-labeling

Why Your Red Wine Tastes Green

A new generation of wine lovers are trading big, fruity wines for lighter wines with more herbaceous and savory flavors.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/12/why-your-red-wine-tastes-green/

An Ohio man is consuming only beer for Lent. He’s lost 15 pounds.

Just like the monks used to do it back in the 1600s,

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/03/13/man-drinking-only-beer-lent-ohio-has-already-lost-15-pounds-fifty-west-brewing-cincinnati/3149323002/

Coors Will Give You Free Beer Every Time It Gets Trolled by Bud Light

It works like this: Coors is installing light-up tap handles in bars.

When Bud Light trolls, the bewitched tap handles will light up with the fury of eight, maybe nine, candles.  This happens in every bar in which they have been installed. Then, Coors says, the next round is on them.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/coors-light-free-beer-bud-light-trolls

Anheuser-Busch Backs Snack Made from Recycled Beer Protein

When you’re drinking your favorite beer, you might not think too much about what happens to the leftovers from the brewing process—namely, the beer protein, which lives in the leftover grains

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/beer-protein-snacks

 

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Trentino, Northern Italy’s Wine Mecca

Trentino, the southern half of the famous Trentino-Alto Adige wine region.

https://vinepair.com/articles/beginners-guide-trentino-italy/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=820935d1a2-MAR_14_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-820935d1a2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-820935d1a2-38937345&mc_cid=820935d1a2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Pops launches Gordon’s Gin-infused popsicles

Adult ice lolly manufacturer Pops has partnered with Diageo to release Gordon’s Gin-infused popsicles.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/03/pops-launches-gordons-gin-infused-popsicles/

Why is Wine So Expensive?

If you’ve ever found yourself standing in the wine aisle gawking at the prices, you may have also found yourself wondering,

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/why-is-wine-so-expensive/?utm_campaign=3%2F14%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Cheap%20v%20Expensive%20Wine%20%28MXjUzq%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

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Cheap vs Expensive Wine Taste Test

https://winefolly.com/episode/cheap-vs-expensive-wine-taste-test/?utm_campaign=3%2F14%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Cheap%20v%20Expensive%20Wine%20%28MXjUzq%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

How to Pair Wine with Prosciutto

When you’re selecting a wine to drink with this silky cured meat, the options can feel as complex as the ham itself.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/13/how-to-pair-wine-prosciutto/

By the glass pours — and what does “dry” really mean?

Dry” is a term on many white wine labels. It is supposed to indicate a lack of sweetness in a wine. But the term is rarely accurate.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/9377733-181/berger-on-wine-by-the

Everything you need to know about corked wine in 2 minutes

Corked wine, also referred to as flawed or tainted wine, is caused by the presence of 2, 4, 6-trichloroanisole, or TCA, a contaminant sometimes found in food and beverages

https://thetakeout.com/what-is-corked-wine-explainer-1833262279

Goodbye to tired old wine customs

Wine lovers often adhere to certain unwritten rules of wine appreciation that are, frankly, idiotic.

https://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20190314/off-vine-goodbye-to-tired-old-wine-customs

The Effects of Mandatory Wine Label Nutritional and Ingredient Information on Purchase Behavior

The wine industry, on the other hand, has been generally opposed to the ideal of mandatory labeling of nutrition and ingredient information on wine.

http://www.academicwino.com/2019/03/nutritional-wine-label-information.html/

These Are 2018’s Official Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies

The Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies, and the Top 50 Overall Brewing Companies.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/official-2018-top-craft-breweries/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=42451ffbbe-MAR_15_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-42451ffbbe-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-42451ffbbe-38937345&mc_cid=42451ffbbe&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Cider App

Angry Orchard Cider, part of the Boston Beer portfolio, is launching an augmented reality (AR) smartphone app called Cider & Food. AR technology typically uses a phone’s camera and screen to superimpose something onto the real world. In this case, looking at a specific Angry Orchard expression will prompt food pairings and recipe suggestions for how best to enjoy the cider—for example, by drinking Angry Orchard Pear to accompany a cheese plate. Users will also be able to take a virtual tour of the brand’s orchard in Walden, New York. Cider & Food is now available as a free download in the Apple Store.

TOP 10 DRINKING MYTHS, LEGENDS AND ANCIENT RITUALS

The world of drinks is full of tall tales, myths and legends. While some are more credible than others, all are intriguing, and offer an insight into the rich history of booze culture, customs and rituals.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/top-10-drinking-myths-legends-and-ancient-rituals/

7 Spectacular Sparkling Wines From One of Italy’s Youngest Growing Regions

Franciacorta has become one of Italy’s leading producers of premium, traditional-method sparkling in the short period since its inception.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/sparkling-wines-franciacorta-italy

Top Israeli Wine Misconceptions Debunked

Although the Middle East is the historic birthplace of wine, there’s still much confusion about offerings from Israel.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/14/top-israel-wine-questions/

The Right Red Wine Temperature Is Cooler Than You Think

If you think the proper red wine temperature is “whatever your thermostat says”…well, it just isn’t

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/red-wine-temperature-cooler-than-you-think

How to Do a Wine Tasting the Right Way

Just like how non-gamers wouldn’t know the first thing about what goes on in a Fortnite game, the majority of us are not privy to wine tasting room etiquette.

https://wogl.radio.com/blogs/how-do-wine-tasting-right-way

Why France is Still the Home of Fine Wine
Despite the competition from wine producers all over the world, France continues to be adored and respected by oenophiles everywhere, producing around 8 billion bottles each year. Here, we’ll look at why France is still the home of fine wine.

https://finewineconcierge.com/why-france-is-still-the-home-of-fine-wine#jDxPIk44uvodhxxo.99

9 Things You Should Know About Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Chateau Ste. Michelle is more than just the largest winery in America’s second-largest wine-producing state.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chateau-ste-michelle-winery-washington-riesling/

4 BLACK-OWNED WINERIES EVERY WINE LOVER SHOULD KNOW

As the weather warms up and the day parties with tastings begin to pour in, here is a list of four Black-owned wineries that every wine lover should add to their collection.

https://aurn.com/4-black-owned-wineries-every-wine-lover-should-know/

 

 

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March 18, 2019

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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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

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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03-11-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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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.

We Have All Three In Stock!

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. su