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Liquor Industry News/Links 09-17-18

September 17, 2018

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

09-17-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

The independent wine retailer is your best friend

 

THE BEST LIMONCELLO RECIPE YOU’LL EVER MAKE

 

Can this tabletop Krups keg really deliver a perfect pour?

 

 

AND MORE!

 

Can this tabletop Krups keg really deliver a perfect pour?

KRUPS has partnered with HOPSY, a growler shop-turned-beer delivery service, to bring craft beer directly to your home. It’s unbelievably easy to use, and their website boasts that the device keeps your beer fresh for up to 14 days after you tap it.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/krups-sub-home-beer-dispenser-review/

Disneyland to open Star Wars cantina-style bar

he new drinking den will become part of Disneyland’s new themed section Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which is expected to open in summer 2019.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/09/disneyland-to-open-star-wars-cantina-style-bar/

How to understand tasting notes

Hints of Lemongrass?

Looks like grass but smells of citrus – lemongrass is a highly aromatic tropical plant that is widely used in Asian cooking as well as herbal remedies.


https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/understand-tasting-notes-decoded-344920/#XB2jK7lUo4jww6Hm.99

PROSECCO ROSÉ SHOULD BECOME A REALITY WITH 2018 HARVEST

it is believed that red grapes from this year’s vintage will finally be allowed to make Prosecco rosé (or rosato) – a major step for the region, considering the powerful pull of pink drinks, be they from Champagne, Provence, or the world of gin and mixers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/prosecco-rose-should-become-a-reality-with-2018-harvest/

Following news that DOC Prosecco may be authorising the production of pink versions of this highly successful Italian fizz, db has been told that this won’t happen within the smaller DOCG.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/pink-fizz-not-an-option-for-docg-prosecco-superiore/

BRIDE RENTS OUT WEDDING DRESS THAT HOLDS 50 GLASSES OF PROSECCO

A woman who commissioned a custom-made wedding dress with a metal frame that holds 50 glasses of Prosecco has decided to rent it out to would-be brides so that it doesn’t “go to waste”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/bride-rents-out-wedding-dress-that-holds-50-glasses-of-prosecco/

Can shipping containers be a vacation getaway?

This Paso winery wants to make it happen

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/living/food-drink/wine-beer/article217519165.html

Five tips for picking the perfect wine

There used to be limited choices for wine – white, red or rosé – but now we are awash with choice

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2018/09/five-tips-for-picking-the-perfect-wine.html

Award stickers can make you think the wine tastes better

t’s like a new entrants prize session where everyone wins. It’s like boxing where you can fill a room with world champions from the same weight class.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/food-news/106774482/award-stickers-can-make-you-think-the-wine-tastes-better

Trump tariffs could squeeze OR wineries

Increasing the cost to buy things like bottles and cardboard boxes as much as 25 percent — businesses are having to think about soaking up the cost themselves, or passing it on to the consumer.

https://katu.com/news/local/trump-tariffs-could-squeeze-local-wineries

Wine 101: How to Open a Bottle—The Screwcap

Sounds Simple Right? I bet After Watching This you Have Been Doing It Wrong

https://video.winespectator.com/play/id/5830634884001/name/Wine_101:__How_to_Open_a_Bottle+The_Screwcap?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Sips-Tips-090418&utm_campaign=SipsTips090418

A good reason to make wine fun

But for ordinary consumers, even the effort between distinguishing between one Pinot Grigio and another can produce angst.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/good-reason-make-wine-fun

California’s Edgiest, Riskiest Wine Region Is About to Get a New Name

It’s not clear yet if a West Sonoma Coast label will persuade wine lovers to pay more, but it’s not the first area to attempt to bring order and meaning to the Sonoma Coast.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-31/california-s-edgiest-riskiest-wine-region-is-about-to-get-a-new-name

Does Soil Affect Wines Flavor

The idea that a vineyard’s soil lends a wine its flavour is becoming increasingly popular – but is there any scientific basis?

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180628-why-wine-geology-may-be-a-myth

THE 20 MOST POPULAR WHISKEY BRANDS IN THE COUNTRY

These are the top 20 best-selling whiskey brands in America, according to IRI Worldwide, a market research firm that measures off-premise sales such as those in liquor, grocery, and convenience stores.

https://vinepair.com/articles/20-most-popular-whiskey-brands-america-2018/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2875b4285f-Sept_05_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2875b4285f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2875b4285f-38937345&mc_cid=2875b4285f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 genius ways to pair your favorite fast food with wine

Finding the perfect wine to pair with a dish doesn’t need to be limited to fancy and super-expensive tasting menus.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/fast-food-wine-pairings-2018-9#1-youll-want-to-pair-mcdonalds-fries-with-krug-champagne-1

 

How Wine Affects Your Whiskey

From Cabernet and Pinot to Port and Syrah, learn how different wine casks are changing your whiskey.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/04/how-wine-barrel-affects-whiskey/

 

Ex-Playboy Columnist Shares Secret to Becoming a Wine Expert

What you need to know about nose, taste, regions and swirling.

http://www.realclearlife.com/food-drink/ex-playboy-columnist-shares-secrets-to-mastering-wine/

 

Try some wine while watching football

As the heat of summer eases its grip, we begin to think of autumn and all the gifts it provides, like football.

https://www.scnow.com/living/columns/article_2e8efc9c-b0a0-11e8-b2c1-97df77bf2c67.html

 

19 Crimes Wine Is Based On The Dark History Of Actual Infamous Convicts

Founded in 2012, 19 Crimes is nestled under the massive wine company known as Treasury Wine Estates

https://www.bustle.com/p/19-crimes-wine-is-based-on-the-dark-history-of-actual-infamous-convicts-11489059

 

Become a Texas Wine Specialist:

Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist at Kiepersol Winery’s Salt Kitchen

https://eguidemagazine.com/love-wine-become-a-certified-texas-wine-specialist/

 

WHY THE TEQUILA IN YOUR MARGARITA MATTERS MORE THAN YOU THINK

If you put cheap ingredients in a cocktail, you’ll get a cheap cocktail, every time — seems obvious doesn’t it?

http://www.drinkmemag.com/why-the-tequila-in-your-margarita-matters-more-than-you-think/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=42ff05f908-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-42ff05f908-144602285&mc_cid=42ff05f908&mc_eid=db3f4d9053

 

WINE SPECTATOR’S PUBLISHER IS SUING WEED SPECTATOR OVER TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT

While producers from Heineken to boutique wineries are dipping their toes in the cannabis drinks market, recent legal action in the US suggests that companies are still at odds on the publishing side of things.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/wine-spectators-publisher-is-suing-weed-spectator-over-trademark-infringement/

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Prosecco Superiore DOCG

In order to fully understand what makes Prosecco Superiore so superior, we travel to Northern Italy and visit the heartland where the most prestigious Prosecco on the planet is produced: Conegliano Valdobbiadene.

https://wineoh.tv/how-to-easily-understand-prosecco-superiore-docg-video

33 of The Most Bizarre Flavors Found in Wine

See the most bizarre wine flavors and find out what wines have these flavors. If wine tasted only like flowers and fruit, it wouldn’t be as awesome as it is.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/33-bizarre-wine-flavors/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=5b2c757a5f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_06_12_43&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-5b2c757a5f-62472929&mc_cid=5b2c757a5f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

All the Ways Wood Affects Your Wine, Explained

Oak is winemakers’ salt. Used correctly, it can increase the intensity and complexity of wine, add attractive flavors, and elongate the finish.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wood-wine-aging-oak/

What’s Popping in Sparkling Wine Packaging

As more wineries add a sparkler to their portfolios, they also aim to have that bottling stand out

https://www.winesandvines.com/features/article/202684/What%27s%20Popping%20in%20Sparkling%20Wine%20Packaging

Hype over biodynamics reaching ludicrous levels, says viticulturist

The furore surrounding organic and biodynamic viticulture has reached “ludicrous levels,” according to leading consultant Dr Richard Smart.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/24027/Hype_over_biodynamics_reaching_ludicrous_levels,_says_viticulturist.html

Why Italy Is Trying to Ban Australian Nero d’Avola in U.K. Markets

First Prosecco, now Nero d’Avola—the continuing trademark battle over grape variety names

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-italy-is-trying-to-ban-australian-nero-davola-in-u-k-markets/

This $30 device turns my hot coffee cold in 50 seconds without diluting it

It can also chill wine and other spirits

https://www.businessinsider.com/hyperchiller-v2-iced-coffee-maker-review-2018-8

HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BLANCO, REPOSADO, AND ANEJO TEQUILA

There are five different classifications of tequila available today. All can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a variety of cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/tequila-aging-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2d779354a7-Sept_07_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2d779354a7-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2d779354a7-38937345&mc_cid=2d779354a7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE BEST LIMONCELLO RECIPE YOU’LL EVER MAKE

Unlike many DIY projects, homemade limoncello provides maximum reward for minimal effort

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-limoncello-recipe-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2d779354a7-Sept_07_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2d779354a7-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2d779354a7-38937345&mc_cid=2d779354a7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Wine Line

Constellation is rolling out a new Washington wine brand, Spoken Barrel. Sourced from the Columbia Valley, Spoken Barrel initially will include a Cabernet Sauvignon and Meritage Red Blend, both retailing at $20 a 750-ml. The brand is aimed at both wine consumers and craft beer drinkers, according to the company, with its bottle design highlighting its Washington provenance. Spoken Barrel is launching nationally.

 

The ties between wine and sports

It’s fall and that is the time for both sports and wine.

https://www.summitdaily.com/news/the-sporting-life-wine-and-sports/

 

Does the klutz who spilled red wine on my clothes owe me?

During dinner, a customer at the table next to us knocked his wine glass over and spilled red wine on half of my outfit

https://thetakeout.com/klutz-who-spilled-red-wine-on-my-clothes-owe-me-1828851313

 

Why the Tasting Room is Dead

California’s traditional tasting rooms are pivoting to more “maker” spaces, nature immersions and places for all-day casual hangs.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/06/tasting-room-dead/

 

These islands produce some of Europe’s best wine

Some of Europe’s most interesting wine regions are islands – environments and cultures preserved by a frame of sea. Whether planning a trip or a meal, get to know these five tempting island wine regions.

https://eatsiptrip.10best.com/2018/09/06/these-islands-produce-some-of-europes-best-wine/

 

Aged Wine

How to Evaluate Condition Without Opening It

http://www.fredswan.wine/2018/09/06/evaluating-aged-wine-condition/

 

The independent wine retailer is your best friend

The best independent wine retailers understand that customer service matters, which is why they don’t carry junk.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/one-more-time-the-independent-wine-retailer-is-your-best-friend/

 

Riedel Re-Post (and the Myth is Still Busted)

We’ve always been rather skeptical about their claim that their variety-specific glasses actually make a significant difference in the flavor of each different wine

https://oddballgrape.com/riedel-re-post-and-the-myth-is-still-busted/

 

Why Do we Have Bad Wine Days?

More about the Biodynamic Calendar

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/09/why-do-we-have-bad-wine-days

This Genius Figured Out How to Make Booze Stronger

We heard you liked alcohol so we put alcohol in your alcohol.

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/zmkjwx/this-genius-figured-out-how-to-make-booze-stronger

 

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 09-12-18

September 12, 2018

Exploring all things wine with you!

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Liquor Industry News/Links 09-10-18

September 10, 2018

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

09-10-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

THE BEST-SELLING BEERS IN AMERICA (2018)

 

A Clear-Cut Guide to the Right Type of Ice for Every Cocktail

 

What information should be on wine labels?

 

AND MORE!

 

How To Clean A Wine Decanter With Rice

Cleaning a wine decanter can be such a nightmare.

https://www.12×75.com/how-to-clean-a-wine-decanter-with-rice/

Canton OH eyes more control over liquor sales

Do you think this is a good idea in MA ?

https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/breaking-news-news/canton-eyes-more-control-over-liquor-sales

You May One Day Have to Live Without Wine, Say Some Experts. Here’s Why

The purveyors of a bonny doom paint a dark scenario.

https://www.inc.com/chris-matyszczyk/you-may-one-day-have-to-live-without-wine-say-some-experts-heres-why.html

Unusual wine pairings that actually work

I’ve heard it said there are two type of wine drinkers – those who imbibe with food and those who don’t.

https://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/food-drink/unusual-wine-pairings-that-actually-work-16757185

Feds shut down St. Helena winery for one day

Served a one-day suspension of its federal permit to sell wine as a result of a national investigation into consignment sales, an illegal practice in which a winery or wholesaler buys back bottles that retailers are unable to sell.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/8668318-181/viticulture-briefs-feds-shut-down

Wine’s Health Benefits Questioned

A study slamming alcohol as unhealthy doesn’t address the benefits of moderate drinking.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/08/wines-health-benefits-questioned?h=1

Estimates of cork taint from the Wine Spectator Napa office

The Wine Spectator magazine’s Napa office tracked the number of apparently cork-tainted bottles in their tastings of California wines from 2005 to 2016

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2018/08/estimates-of-cork-taint-from-wine.html

These are the top 25 brands that under-aged drinkers binge on. Wine ranks way toward the bottom.

5 Ways to Drink Your Cannabis

As cannabis becomes legal in more and more states, the weed industry is turning a new leaf.

https://modernfarmer.com/2018/08/5-ways-to-drink-your-cannabis/

LG LAUNCHES VOICE-ACTIVATED WINE CELLAR

Better known for its mobile phones, South Korean electronics giant LG has branched out into wine with a state of the art voice-activated wine cellar.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/lg-launches-voice-activated-wine-cellar/

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF YOUR SOMM IS A PRO?

How, then, can you tell if your sommelier is a pro?

https://vinepair.com/articles/we-asked-10-sommeliers-how-can-you-tell-if-your-somm-is-a-pro/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3fde256a6c-Aug_28_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3fde256a6c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3fde256a6c-38937345&mc_cid=3fde256a6c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A HARRY POTTER-INSPIRED COCKTAIL CLASS IS COMING TO NYC

The Cauldron, a wizard-themed, Harry Potter-inspired bar that had a successful run in London, is coming to New York in September.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/harry-potter-cocktail-class/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3fde256a6c-Aug_28_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3fde256a6c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3fde256a6c-38937345&mc_cid=3fde256a6c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A Guide to Finding Ageworthy Birth Year Wines

The children are our future. But now is the time to cellar a bottle or two of their birth year wine to help celebrate when they come of age.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/27/ageworthy-birth-year-wines/

Top 10 U.S. Wine Distributors

As ranked by importance to U.S. wineries, top wine distributors and executives

 https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/202599/Top-10-US-Wine-Distributors

The 10 Best Beer Gifts for Brew Snobs

If they know the difference between a session IPA and a double IPA, then they’ll love these gift ideas.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/g22854453/best-beer-gift-ideas/

Perfume or liquor? Does the package tell you?

Can you spot which is which? Take our fun quiz to see how well you score!

https://www.packagingdigest.com/packaging-design/perfume-or-liquor-does-the-package-tell-you-2018-08-28#

ZONIN DISCOVERS A NATIVE ITALIAN RED GRAPE THAT’S GREAT FOR FIZZ

What red grape other than Pinot Noir can be used to make great traditional method fizz and top-end still red wines? Francesco Zonin thinks he has found the answer.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/zonin-discovers-a-native-italian-red-grape-thats-great-for-fizz/

VIRTUAL BEER DRINKING AND RUNNING APP LAUNCHED

A man has launched an app which features virtual contestants running the Beer Mile with the description: “Chugging! Running! Barfing! All the fun of the beer mile without the public intoxication

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/virtual-beer-drinking-and-running-app-launched/

8 QUESTIONS ABOUT ORANGE WINE YOU’RE TOO EMBARRASSED TO ASK

Orange wines are trendy and a little mischievous

https://vinepair.com/articles/orange-wine-guide/

Your Cheat Sheet to Wine Bottle Sizes

From demis and magnums to bottles that can hold up to three cases, we break down the sizes and how many glasses they hold.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/28/wine-bottle-sizes/

How to Pair Wine with Classic Persian Dishes

Fragrant, fruity and herbaceous, Persian dishes provide the perfect the perfect canvas for pairing wines from red to sparkling.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/28/pair-persian-dishes-wine/

73% Of Americans look for locally grown foods.

How do you make wine part of that?

Couples who drink together tend to be happier together, study finds

The study found that: “Concordant drinking couples reported decreased negative marital quality over time, and these links were significantly greater among wives.”

https://www.indy100.com/article/couples-drinking-alcohol-together-happier-study-8511236

Metallica launches ‘sound-enhanced’ American whiskey

Members of heavy metal band Metallica have partnered with WhistlePig master distiller Dave Pickerell to launch ‘sonic-aged’ Blackened American Whiskey.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/08/metallica-launches-sound-enhanced-american-whiskey/

How to Pair Wine With White-Cheddar Popcorn

You and I both know that we love white-cheddar popcorn.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/08/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-popcorn.html

Amazon Alexa ups food and wine pairing skills

A recently launched app via Amazon Echo has sought to increase the wine and food pairing ability of Alexa, the company’s virtual personal assistant service.


https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/amazon-alexa-wine-pairing-400259/#667xruRB6yBqdRx5.99

How a penny can save your spoiled bottle of wine

Few things in life are as frustrating as uncorking a highly anticipated bottle of wine after a long day and pouring a glass only to discover that the bottle is spoiled.

https://eatsiptrip.10best.com/2018/08/29/how-a-penny-can-save-your-spoiled-bottle-of-wine/

Don’t Travel Without This Inflatable Wine Bottle Bag

No broken bottles of wine on our watch

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a22864385/vinnibag-wine-travel-bags/

A Clear-Cut Guide to the Right Type of Ice for Every Cocktail

There’s so much more to ice than filling a few trays and calling it a day.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-ice-for-cocktails-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=104beef3e3-Aug_30_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-104beef3e3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-104beef3e3-38937345&mc_cid=104beef3e3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine apps, displays & discounts rank at bottom of consumer purchase influences

How Much a Six-Pack of Beer Cost the Year You Were Born

We tracked down the prices of beer dating all the way back to the 1930s.

https://www.thedailymeal.com/drink/price-beer-through-history-gallery

Kahlúa debuts Espresso Martini in a can

Kahlúa is tapping into the trend for at-home drinking with the launch of a ready-to-drink (RTD) Espresso Martini, said to be the first product of its kind.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/08/kahlua-debuts-espresso-martini-in-a-can/

THE BEST-SELLING BEERS IN AMERICA (2018)

How big is Big Beer, exactly? It’s a $350 billion business in America, according to figures compiled by the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association.

https://vinepair.com/articles/infographic-20-best-selling-beers-america/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=efabe224ee-Aug_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-efabe224ee-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-efabe224ee-38937345&mc_cid=efabe224ee&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SOJU, SHOCHU, AND SAKE, EXPLAINED

It’s no secret that Asian spirits are on the rise.

https://vinepair.com/articles/soju-shochu-sake-difference/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=efabe224ee-Aug_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-efabe224ee-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-efabe224ee-38937345&mc_cid=efabe224ee&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New French Bus Runs on Wine Waste

Scania is showing off a new bus in the Bordeaux region of France. And appropriately, it runs on wine. Or at least some of the waste from winemaking.

http://www.autotrader.ca/newsfeatures/20180830/new-french-bus-runs-on-wine-waste/

Which state has the most wineries per capita?

Hint: It’s not California

What’s believed to be the most northerly vineyard in the world is up for sale

Lerkekasa Vineyard sits at a latitude of 59 degrees north, similar to Alaska. But it is a two-hour drive southwest of Oslo.

http://kwbe.com/abc_business/whats-believed-to-be-the-most-northerly-vineyard-in-the-world-is-up-for-sale-abcid36104956/

How Neuroscience Explains Our Obsession With Food Mashups

The concepts of anticipation and expectation can determine your level of enjoyment since certain combinations are more predictable than others.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/eustaciahuen/2018/08/30/neurosciencefood/#6e49a49531fd

Why brands should understand ‘supertasters’

Supertasters were more able to notice the similarities in the wines and less likely would experience a perceptual bias on flavor ratings, which shows that sensation can drive choice decisions even in the presence of extreme learning and experience,

https://www.warc.com/newsandopinion/news/why_brands_should_understand_supertasters/40971

Making wine is easy

90 percent of wine sold in the United States came from the 30 top producers, and more than half of the wine sold domestically came from E. & J. Gallo, The Wine Group and Constellation Brands (“the big three”).

https://napavalleyregister.com/tim-carl-local-tastes-making-wine-is-easy/article_594c8078-7aad-5ba9-b0a9-89015612db97.html

What information should be on wine labels?

Wine is a complicated beverage, and wineries should be using the limited space on labels to help educate the consumer.

https://montrealgazette.com/life/food/bill-zacharkiw-what-information-should-be-on-wine-labels

DIY Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

https://www.9and10news.com/2018/08/31/upcycle-your-space-diy-wine-bottle-tiki-torch/

 

 

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September 3, 2018

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09-03-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Cashing In On the Vintage Liquor Craze

 

The Unfortunate Trend of Exploding Cans in Craft Beer

 

Wine allergen warnings: Good idea?

AND MORE!

 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLUB SODA, SELTZER, AND SPARKLING WATER? (AND TONIC, TOO)

Though each of these bubbly beverages appears identical, each contains different flavor profiles and is made using different processes.

https://vinepair.com/articles/difference-club-soda-vs-seltzer-sparkling-tonic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e12c7e79a8-Aug_21_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e12c7e79a8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e12c7e79a8-38937345&mc_cid=e12c7e79a8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Vinters are using music to make better wine

Winemakers are playing music to their fermented grapes in an attempt to coax more flavor from the bottles. It sounds odd, but they say the waves help improve the way the wine develops.

https://thenextweb.com/science/2018/08/20/vinters-are-using-music-to-make-better-wine/

PORTUGAL WANTS ALCOHOL WARNING LABELS TO ‘SHOW THE BENEFITS TOO’

Portuguese and Italian officials have hit out at Ireland’s plans to include health warnings on alcohol products which link drinking to a higher risk of developing cancer, with Portugal suggesting they should “show the benefits too.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/portugal-wants-alcohol-warning-labels-to-show-the-benefits-too/

VINEYARDS IN THE DORDOGNE INVEST IN BATS TO PROTECT CROPS

Following a study, published earlier this year, which concluded that certain species of bat hunt grapevine moths, wine producers in the Dordogne are installing bat boxes around their vineyards to encourage the flying mammals to act as a natural ‘pesticide’.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/vineyards-in-the-dordogne-invest-in-bats-to-protect-crops/

Horizontal and vertical

Wine lovers are used to thinking about horizontal and vertical, especially when it comes to tasting.  A horizontal tasting enables a range of wines from the same year to be compared: the emphasis is on the difference between wines.  A vertical tasting looks at just one wine through a range of different years, emphasizing the difference in vintages.  That’s a useful distinction.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/horizontal-wine-tasting-vertical-399487/

Why so many retailers suddenly want to sell you sangria

Notice more sangria displays in supermarkets and other retailers?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/why-so-many-retailers-suddenly-want-to-sell-you-sangria/

Is the Japanese drink beer or wine? Does it even matter?

Sake” in Japanese could refer to any alcoholic drink, so you have to specifically say “nihonshu” to get the rice brew, which many there believe is the drink of the Shinto gods.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/is-the-japanese-drink-beer-or-wine-does-it-even-matter/articleshow/65455425.cms

German Wine

While renowned for its Riesling, Germany boasts a bevy of other varietals that deserve our attention. From a sleeper white grape to Europe’s next great red, learn about six of the country’s most important wines.

http://partners.winemag.com/winesofgermany/?utm_campaign=2157998_Wines%20of%20Germany%20Dedicated%20Email%20%232&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Trade%2FBeverage%20Business%20Enthusiast&dm_i=28KR,1A94E,74ID5P,450M3,1#grapes

HEAVEN HILL SUES BOB DYLAN WHISKEY BRAND

Spirits producer Heaven Hill Distilleries has filed a lawsuit against the Bob Dylan-owned whiskey brand Heaven’s Door Spirits, claiming it infringes its trademark rights.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/heaven-hill-sues-bob-dylan-whisky-brand/

NEW ZEALAND BREWERY RELEASES ‘FIRST’ DEER BEER

With this year having already witnessed the launch of a whiskey flavoured with beaver secretions, New Zealand brewery Moa has now unveiled a wheat beer brewed with deer velvet for the Chinese market, which sold out in 48 hours.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/new-zealand-brewery-releases-first-deer-beer/

HEINEKEN HAS LAUNCHED A NON-ALCOHOLIC, ‘LAGUNITAS’ FLAVOURED SPARKLING WATER

Attractively-named “Hop Water”, the new beverage contains no alcohol, no calories, and zero carbohydrates, but is “made using everything we know about hops,” according to the Heineken-owned beer brand’s website.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/heineken-has-launched-a-non-alcoholic-lagunitas-flavoured-sparkling-water/

A hotel in Germany lets you sleep in a giant wine barrel — and it’s every wine lover’s dream come true

Oenophiles the world over will be happy to know that they can now book a wine barrel for the night.

https://www.businessinsider.com/wine-barrel-hotel-germany-2018-8

How to Pair Wine With Cheap Sushi

Some Ideas

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/08/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-cheap-sushi.html

How to Train Your Wine Palate

Training your wine palate isn’t difficult. We spoke with expert Filippo Bartolotta on simple ways to gain a better understanding of what’s in your glass.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/21/train-wine-palate/

CANNABIS APPELLATION SYSTEM IN CALIFORNIA CLOSE TO REALITY

An appellation system for the cultivation of marijuana in California, modelled on the French AOC or American AVA systems for wine, is already in the early planning stages and could become a reality by 2021.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/cannabis-appellation-system-in-california-close-reality/

AMERICA’S POT CAPITAL? IT’S MASSACHUSETTS, NOT COLORADO

Massachusetts is emerging as the nation’s pot capital, according to statistics compiled in a state legislative report released to the public last month.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/03/us-pot-capital-massachusetts/

THE AMOUNT OF WINE TEACHERS NEED TO DRINK TO SURVIVE EVERY SCHOOL YEAR SITUATION

Back to school season is upon us and with it comes a lot of stress.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/teachers-wine-school-year-survival-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b8e02c2cee-Aug_23_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b8e02c2cee-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b8e02c2cee-38937345&mc_cid=b8e02c2cee&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Do It for the ‘Gram: Four Ways to Take Better Wine Snaps

When it comes to wine, however, making your drink look Instagram-worthy can be tough

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-instagram-wine/

I Asked a Bunch of Dumb Questions About Wine So You Don’t Have To

Because drinking should never be stressful, and wine knowledge should be as accessible as the closest liquor store, I asked sommelier Victoria James, author of Drink Pink, A Celebration of Rosé and beverage director of New York City’s Cote, a bunch of dumb questions about wine (so you don’t have to!).

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/a22739519/types-of-wine/

Bigger wine glasses: Marketing ploy, health risk, or just coincidence?

A British study says we use bigger wine glasses than ever before – but do we know why we do?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/bigger-wine-glasses-marketing-ploy-health-risk-or-just-coincidence/

 

Right In The Feels: How Touch Might Influence How A Wine Tastes

Some more recent research has focused on the sensation of physical touch, and has found that the flavors and overall acceptability of various food and beverages can be influenced by the texture of the packaging itself.

http://www.academicwino.com/2018/08/touch-wine-tasting.html/

 

Zinfandel – The fascinating history of ‘California’s grape’

There were no grapes in Europe named Zinfandel.

https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/allison-levine/allison-levine-please-the-palate-zinfandel-the-fascinating-history-of/article_327583b0-ffc8-5139-858a-3224c8cd2532.html

 

The Unfortunate Trend of Exploding Cans in Craft Beer

Such is the awkward reality—and surprising conundrum—of who should be responsible for an exploding can of beer.

https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/sightlines/2018/8/22/exploding-cans

 

These are the ideal temperatures for beer, wine & other beverages

 

Cashing In On the Vintage Liquor Craze

Read our guide to evaluating, pricing, and selling the old bottles you find in the back of your liquor cabinet.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/cashing-in-on-the-vintage-liquor-craze

 

Pumpkin beers are ripe for picking, if perhaps a bit early in season for some

Pumpkin beers are back – for gourd or bad.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/08/24/pumpkin-beers-already-cropping-up-some-stores-august/1019791002/

 

‘Game of Thrones’ Announces Jon Snow Beer

King in the North will be available at Brewery Ommegang and certain retail stores on this year’s Black Friday, November 23rd

https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/2018/08/24/game-of-thrones-jon-snow-beer-ommegang-king-in-the-north/

 

In Italy Sets Rules On How To Make Natural Wine

Natural wine is not an easy concept to grasp

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2018/08/24/vinnatur-in-italy-sets-rules-on-how-to-make-natural-wine/#7cceb9841647

 

How to tell if that dusty bottle of wine in your basement is still any good

Don’t give up on those old bottles of wine.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/how-to-tell-if-that-dusty-bottle-of-wine-in-your-basement-is-still-any-good/2018/08/24/4666d11a-a645-11e8-a656-943eefab5daf_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.de07be8e8020

 

Wine allergen warnings: Good idea?

U.S. regulators took a serious look at requiring allergen warning labels on wine in the early 2000s, but the wine industry resisted, arguing that it would be unfair to require a warning for a substance that was used briefly but is no longer in the bottle

http://wineloverspage.com/2018/08/wine-allergen-warnings-good-idea/

 

Swirling your wine is not pretentious; it’s just good physics

Swirling a glass of wine produces a rotating wave; swirling beer foam reverses rotation.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/swirling-your-wine-is-not-pretentious-its-just-good-physics/

 

Finding the perfect wine match to paella

Fish routinely marries well with white wine, but there’s good reason for palate confusion when it comes to paella. That classic part fish, part pork melting pot is a subtle swirl of shrimp, clams, sausage, red peppers and peas.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8661507-181/pairings-finding-the-perfect-wine

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 08-29-18

August 29, 2018

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Liquor Industry News/Links 08-27-18

August 27, 2018

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08-27-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Your Social Media Booze Holiday Guide

 

13 things you probably didn’t know about ‘2-buck Chuck,’

 

THE 9 MISTAKES EVERYONE MAKES WHEN BUYING CRAFT BEER

 

AND MORE!

 

Top 10 Premium-Plus Table Wine Brands in the U.S. by Retail Value

Alcohol a factor in fight between Maine and New Hampshire over millions in revenue

New Hampshire wants to sell more booze to out-of-staters so it’s offering them discounts – something Maine’s liquor agency dismisses as a ‘gimmick.’

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/09/new-hampshire-offers-booze-discounts-for-out-of-state-shoppers/

Why Bordeaux Brings Out the Best in Cabernet Sauvignon

Exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon is produced around the world. But none quite compare to a bottle from Bordeaux, where it was first produced.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/10/bordeaux-cabernet-sauvignon/

Wine and money

The biggest wine contaminant (far worse than sulphur) is money.


https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/wine-money-price-rises-399092/#UCraM7fmBq5a6GoJ.99

SIX ITALIAN WINES MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW

Italy has authorized over 350 different varietals that can be used in winemaking; this fact alone is enough to make your head spin and cause you to realize there’s definitely more to Italy than just Chianti in a wicker basket.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/six-italian-wines-people-dont-know/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=db1a3b3e9e-Aug_14_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-db1a3b3e9e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-db1a3b3e9e-38937345&mc_cid=db1a3b3e9e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Oil Additive Could Aid in Wine Production

Argan oil helps to protect yeasts from harsh industrial processes

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/vintner-rsquo-s-dream-oil-additive-could-aid-in-wine-production/

Bribes, Backdoor Deals, and Pay to Play: How Bad Rosé Took Over

A sommelier opens up about the shady business practices that are behind the rise of watery, terrible rosé.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/rise-of-bad-rose

How to Pair Wine With Cheez-Its

They actually kind of taste like cheese, which makes them a natural candidate to wash down with some wine

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/08/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-cheez-it-crackers.html

In 2018, What Does A Butler Have To Do With Wine?

Turns out knowing other things can be useful to a butler

https://www.forbes.com/sites/susangordon/2018/08/14/in-2018-what-does-a-butler-have-to-do-with-wine/#2c089d232a7a

Mass. Craft Beverage App: Breweries, Cideries, Distilleries and Wineries

Great interactive map

https://mass-eoeea.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=f7038ef158914191b198764b1485c366

Which Country Imports the Most Wine in the World?

In general, wine imports continue to indicate a mild slump.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/08/14/country-imports-most-wine-world

 

Cupcake Vineyards Expands Portfolio with the Addition of Winemaker’s Blend, an Ultra-Premium Small Batch Chardonnay

A small-batch limited production offering sourced from two select vineyards in the esteemed appellation of Monterey.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/08/14/cupcake-winemakers-blend-ultra-premium-chardonnay

 

CANNED WINE SALES UP 43% IN AMERICA

Sales of canned wine are soaring in the US, with year-on-year sales currently up 43% as consumers become more open-minded to alternative packaging for wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/canned-wine-sales-up-43-in-america/

 

THE 9 MISTAKES EVERYONE MAKES WHEN BUYING CRAFT BEER

But craft beer can be confusing and even a bit snobby and intimidating depending on where you’re purchasing your brew.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-9-mistakes-everyone-makes-when-buying-craft-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3b551eb68e-Aug_15_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3b551eb68e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3b551eb68e-38937345&mc_cid=3b551eb68e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

THE BIRTHPLACES OF MORE THAN 30 FAMOUS COCKTAILS

When a cocktail attains classic status, it’s often hard to remember how and where it originated in the first place.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/map-birthplaces-famous-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3b551eb68e-Aug_15_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3b551eb68e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3b551eb68e-38937345&mc_cid=3b551eb68e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

CHAMPAGNE-FILLED CUPCAKES

These Sound Great!

https://www.thebacklabel.com/recipe/champagne-filled-cupcake-recipe-2/?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=bd-newsletter-8-15-18&mc_cid=5768a02dce&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.W3Sz763Mx8c

Choosing wines for a party

“It depends.” With so many variables to consider, there are no rules.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8624604-181/berger-on-wine-choosing-wines

8 Tips for Creating an Effective Wine Self-study Practice

A Master of Wine and a Master Sommelier offer advice on how to prepare for the big exams

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/8-tips-for-creating-an-effective-wine-self-study-practice/

MASSACHUSSETTS MAYOR BOYCOTTS SAM ADAMS BEER OVER TRUMP

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone made the declaration on Twitter, after learning that Jim Koch, chairman of Boston Beer, whose grandfather created the recipe for Samuel Adams Boston Lager, had joined other business leaders for a dinner with Trump on 7 August.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/massachussetts-mayor-boycots-sam-adams-beer-over-trump/

An introduction into German wine

Germany isn’t your typical wine country, but they make some of the best wine in the world

https://worldoffoodanddrink.worldtravelguide.net/drink/an-introduction-into-german-wine/?platform=hootsuite

SEVEN OF THE BEST BOOZY TRAIN RIDES IN AMERICA

Train rides in America where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy a region’s wines, beers, and breathtaking views, no checked baggage necessary.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wine-beer-booze-train-usa/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f49d34f53d-Aug_16_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f49d34f53d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f49d34f53d-38937345&mc_cid=f49d34f53d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

LeBron James had a $4,000 wine night and we asked a sommelier to rate his picks

LeBron’s shooting percentage on wine is pretty good, but his choices are a little predictable.

https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2018/8/14/17687754/lebron-james-wine-night-instagram-sommelier

Here’s why champagne and prosecco make you feel more drunk than normal wine

Carbon dioxide in sparkling drinks increases the permeability of your biomembranes, allowing more alcohol into your bloodstream.

https://www.businessinsider.com/heres-why-champagne-and-prosecco-make-you-feel-more-drunk-than-wine-2018-8

6 Secrets About Paso Robles, A Vibrant Wine Region Of California

One of Central California’s most charming towns is an easy drive from both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Paso Robles is a half an hour from the Pacific Ocean and is home to great local wineries and fun bars and restaurants.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2018/08/13/six-secrets-about-paso-robles/#fb18fbe61da2

13 things you probably didn’t know about ‘2-buck Chuck,’ Trader Joe’s notoriously cheap wine

Trader Joe’s “two-buck Chuck,” its famously cheap private-label wine, has a complicated backstory.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trader-joes-two-buck-chuck-wine-facts-2018-8

Aldi’s Wine Advent Calendar Is Finally Coming to the U.S.

While those calendars all do their part to make the season merry and bright, one advent calendar has eluded Americans.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/aldi-wine-cheese-advent-calendar

The Do’s and Don’ts of Chilling Wine

The temperature of your wine plays an important role in how it tastes. Here’s how cold your wine should be and a few tips to help it get there.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/13/chill-wine/

This App Gives You a Discount on Beer

Love visiting breweries? A new app will actually cover some of the cost of your next drink.

http://fortune.com/2018/08/17/pintpass-app/

How To Read a Wine Label – Wine 101 Videos

Stop trying to memorize labels. There’s a better way!

https://winefolly.com/episode/how-to-read-a-wine-label-wine-101-videos-ep-4/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=b332d4bea4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_08_10_34_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-b332d4bea4-62472929&mc_cid=b332d4bea4&mc_eid=d73340fcba

How To Translate Champagne Label Details

Since 1979, Champagne labels include nine mandatory factors (other optional indicators may also be present) which comply with European Union laws.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2018/08/15/how-to-translate-champagne-label-details/#358787326fd6

Five wine stories you never need to read again

You don’t need to read these five wine stories again, because they don’t say anything anyone needs to know to enjoy wine

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/five-wine-stories-you-never-need-to-read-again/

What Is Spontaneous Fermentation, and How Does It Affect the Taste of Wine, Beer, and Booze?

The hands-off fermentation method makes really interesting wine, beer, and even rum. Here’s why we’re so into it right now.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/spontaneous-fermentation

China now drinks more Budweiser than the US

Domestic beer consumption in the US has fallen over the last two decades while China’s interest in American beer has spiked. Budweiser sales finally flipped in China’s favor in the first half of 2018 and the trend is expected to continue.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/08/16/China-now-drinks-more-Budweiser-than-the-US

A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF CHILE

Chile is one of the most unique countries in the world for making wine thanks to the diversity of its geography

https://vinepair.com/articles/chile-infographic-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f5c1a42bd5-Aug_17_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f5c1a42bd5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f5c1a42bd5-38937345&mc_cid=f5c1a42bd5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

I Love You, Doc: A Brief, Boozy History of Alcohol as Medicine

Basically since fermentation was discovered, we’ve sought cure-by-ABV for everything from the common cold to dyspepsia

https://vinepair.com/articles/alcohol-medicinal-use-history/

5 Ways That Port And Champagne Are Alike

By understanding the parallels between Port and Champagne, wine lovers can better know and love both of these special wines.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2018/08/16/port-champagne-are-same/#1e1b884c7947

WINE TASTES BETTER WHEN YOU DITCH THE RULES FOR DRINKING IT

“A lot of wine rules are bullshit.”

https://qz.com/quartzy/1361654/wine-tastes-better-when-you-ditch-the-rules-for-drinking-it/

Your Social Media Booze Holiday Guide

From National Rosé Day to National Margarita Day, here’ s a list of reasons to imbibe your favorite beverage.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/17/social-media-alcohol-food-holiday-guide/

Is Prosecco Italy’s Sparkling Wine Juggernaut

Prosecco is an Italian white wine produced in 9 provinces across the Veneto

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joemicallef/2018/08/18/is-prosecco-italys-sparkling-wine-juggernaut/#155233333d89

The Life Cycle of Champagne

How do you make an older wine taste younger? Or a younger wine taste older?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/08/the-life-cycle-of-champagne

 

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HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN VODKA?

 

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Do Pedialyte Hangover Truthers Have a Point? (Maybe)

It rather amazingly has become a popular source of hangover prevention and relief for adults.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pedialyte-hangover-cure-facts/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b1681a49d3-Aug_06_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b1681a49d3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b1681a49d3-38937345&mc_cid=b1681a49d3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE STORY BEHIND THE NEGRONI POPS

There’s still plenty of summer left to be enjoyed!

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/negroni-pops-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b1681a49d3-Aug_06_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b1681a49d3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b1681a49d3-38937345&mc_cid=b1681a49d3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How many wines are there in the world? How many wineries?

Interesting data from wine-searcher.com

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/08/wine-searcher-tackles-the-big-questions

 

Are US Wine Consumers Lazy?

Why are there so few bottles of Australian wines on the wine lists at my favorite local restaurants, and why don’t they reflect what’s actually happening in the Australian wine community right now?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2018/08/03/are-us-wine-consumers-lazy-a-hard-look-at-this-through-the-lens-of-australian-wine/#3ccb5a452e50

 

The search for purity in wine

The culture of the critical score set everyone chasing superlatives.  These three decades of exploration and experiment, of boundary-pushing, of ‘statements’ and of ‘icons’ gave us an exuberant cacophony of styles.


https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/purity-in-wine-398703-398703/#lBVa8r1Hg6WdPBR7.99

Could we smell better? Much better?

Do we have only very limited access to the sensory information that we are receiving all the time?

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/wine-science/could-we-smell-better-much-better

 

How to judge a bottle of wine by its label

Are there tell-tale signs that would nudge us in the right direction?

https://thetakeout.com/how-to-judge-a-bottle-of-wine-by-its-label-1828030852

 

10 ODD DRINKING BY-LAWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The world is full of odd, antiquated laws which, although rarely if ever enforced, have remained on the statute books.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/odd-drinking-by-laws/

 

TREND FOR WASHING HAIR IN CHAMPAGNE HITS INSTAGRAM

A beauty blogger is encouraging her followers to wash their hair in Champagne, claiming that it helps to “tame frizz” and gives “an extra little vamp of shine” to long locks.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/trend-for-washing-hair-in-champagne-hits-instagram/

 

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CHAMPAGNE, PROSECCO & CAVA

For a long time Champagne was the only “good” sparkling wine that most Americans drank.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/champagne-vs-prosecco-vs-cava/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=62af6184f6-Aug_07_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-62af6184f6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-62af6184f6-38937345&mc_cid=62af6184f6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

THE SIX BEST REDS FOR WHITE WINE DRINKERS

For those white wine lovers looking to dip a toe in the other side of the pool what are the best reds to ease the transition?

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-six-best-reds-for-white-wine-drinkers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=62af6184f6-Aug_07_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-62af6184f6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-62af6184f6-38937345&mc_cid=62af6184f6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 3 most important things to look for on a wine label, according to an expert

With the infinite choices of varieties, vintages, terroirs, and tannins, buying wine can be a real minefield.

https://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/The-3-most-important-things-to-look-for-on-a-wine-13137380.php

 

How to Pair Wine With S’mores

You might think that chocolate and wine are a natural pair, but their clashing qualities make them surprisingly difficult to enjoy together.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/08/best-wine-to-drink-with-chocolate-smores.html

 

HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN VODKA?

There are just 64 calories in a 1.5-ounce shot of vodka, according to various sources on the internet.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-many-calories-vodka-shot/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=21e550f660-Aug_08_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-21e550f660-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-21e550f660-38937345&mc_cid=21e550f660&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What’s Next for Portuguese Wine?

New energy suffuses the country’s up-and-coming wine regions

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/whats-next-for-portuguese-wine/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=65097883&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9m5_odSoDTKHh2V258h0NQML0CFP1pBo_UfObh9WY_cAugxN67qBws8In_eX3E4s4_HipDtaTM04j9gKnX8ybcnognGQHZ23iYdUCkTgLpD9rrH-I&_hsmi=65098671

 

Your Guide to the Finger Lakes, the Most Exciting Wine Region on the East Coast of America

Located five hours outside New York City, in the Southern Tier region of New York State, sits the most exciting wine region on the East Coast, the Finger Lakes.

https://vinepair.com/articles/travel-guide-wine-finger-lakes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ddf49b2a4d-Aug_10_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ddf49b2a4d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ddf49b2a4d-38937345&mc_cid=ddf49b2a4d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

WASPS ARE GETTING DRUNK OFF FERMENTED FRUIT AND TERRORIZING BEER GARDENS

A brutal heatwave in Europe is having an unlikely effect on wasps, and the little insects are getting angrier and violent as a result.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/uk-wasps-drunk-beer-gardens-europe-heatwave

 

This clever bottle visualizes the terroir of the wine within

Most wine labels overlook this, focusing on a simple text logo accompanied by a short description about blackberry notes and counties in California

https://www.fastcompany.com/90214913/this-clever-bottle-visualizes-the-terroir-of-the-wine-within

 

Do Italian wines shipped to the U.S. contain more sulfides than the bottles sold in Italy?

I think you mean sulfites, not sulfides, but I thought I’d use this opportunity to remind you and others of the difference between the two. Sulfides are volatile sulfur compounds and, while harmless, are typically considered a flaw because of the stinky, skunky or rotten egg–like aromas they can contribute to wine. Sulfites are a naturally occurring byproduct of wine, and sometimes winemakers choose to add additional sulfites to prevent a wine from spoiling.

Wines sold in the United States have the “contains sulfites” note on wine labels, but wines sold in Italy do not, simply because labeling laws differ from country to country. So the same wine—with the same amount of sulfites—will or won’t carry that warning, depending on where it is sold. Italian wines imported to the U.S. have to have this “contains sulfites” wording on their labels before being sold here.

For most of us, sulfites aren’t a problem, and are part of many things we consume, like dried apricots, molasses and blue cheese. But for the approximately 1 percent of people that have sulfite allergies, wine can be a concern, and cause some scary reactions, from wheezing and asthma-like attacks to digestive issues and difficulty swallowing.

 

Why it’s worth making the effort to shop at independent wine shops

People are still confused or not clear on the benefits of going to your local wine shop, or on the kinds of wines you get there

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/foodanddrink/best-independent-wine-shops-in-london-a3905906.html

 

Organic, natural, biodynamic… What next for wine?

Wine has been popular for centuries: but as consumers becoming increasingly concerned about sustainability there’s huge potential for niche categories – such as organic, natural and biodynamic – to grow. BeverageDaily puts the spotlight on the trends the industry will be seeing more of in the coming years.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/08/08/Organic-natural-biodynamic-What-next-for-wine

 

How To Taste Wine

Learn wine tasting secrets used by sommeliers, wine buyers, and critics. Find out what you’ve been missing in every glass of wine you drink.

https://winefolly.com/episode/how-to-taste-wine-video-series-ep-3/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=1d1e708483-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_08_10_34&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-1d1e708483-62472929&mc_cid=1d1e708483&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

The Wine Awakening: Surveying American Wine Preferences

The most common way Americans get into wine is from a friend, with 30 percent reporting that’s how they originally tried it.

https://www.modernrestaurantmanagement.com/the-wine-awakening-surveying-american-wine-preferences-infographic/

 

There’s a threshold for how much you should spend on wine — and it’s lower than you might think

There’s nothing like the taste of a fine wine. But with certain wines selling in the thousands and even tens of thousands per bottle, it begs the question: Is it really worth it?

https://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/I-m-a-financial-planner-here-s-what-I-tell-12191567.php

 

 

Four Liquors Made With Wine

Wine and spirits meet in these bottles of vodka, whiskey and gin that are produced with a dash of everything from rosé to Sherry.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/09/four-liquors-made-wine/

 

THE FLAVORS IN THE 10 MOST POPULAR WINES, VISUALIZED

To help navigate this vast landscape, we visualized the flavors in 10 of the most widely planted wines.

https://vinepair.com/articles/flavors-popular-wines-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ddf49b2a4d-Aug_10_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ddf49b2a4d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ddf49b2a4d-38937345&mc_cid=ddf49b2a4d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

French see red over ‘blue’ wine from Spain, as experts challenge claims about how it is produced

Véronique Cheynier, director of research at the prestigious National Institute of Agricultural Research, cast doubt on the producer’s assertion that the wine is completely natural.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/10/french-see-red-blue-wine-spain-experts-challenge-claims-produced/

 

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