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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 06-18-18

June 18, 2018

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Liquor Industry News/Links 06-18-18

June 18, 2018

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

06-18-2018

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Know your price point, taste when selecting wine

Bargain hunting: how consumer frugality effects the drinks industry

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CAMPARI AND APEROL, EXPLAINED

AND MORE!

 

6 TIPS FOR PAIRING WINES WITH VEGAN AND PLANT-BASED DISHES

Pairings work when the food makes the wine taste better, and the wine makes the food taste better. If one or the other is more dominant, it is an uneven match.

https://www.livekindly.co/6-tips-for-pairing-wines-with-vegan-and-plant-based-dishes/

Most in U.S. Say Consuming Alcohol, Marijuana Morally OK

Large majorities of Americans believe that using substances like alcohol and marijuana are morally permissible. Specifically, 78% say drinking alcohol is morally acceptable and 65% say smoking marijuana is.

http://news.gallup.com/poll/235250/say-consuming-alcohol-marijuana-morally.aspx?g_source=link_NEWSV9&g_medium=NEWSFEED&g_campaign=item_&g_content=Most%2520in%2520U.S.%2520Say%2520Consuming%2520Alcohol%2c%2520Marijuana%2520Morally%2520OK

What is a “most admired” wine brand?

Each year, the April edition of Drinks International magazine contains a supplement with a survey called The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands. A group of people are asked to vote for the wine brands they “most admire” based on the criteria that each brand should:

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2018/06/what-is-most-admired-wine-brand.html

HOW TO TELL IF YOUR PROSECCO IS FAKE, ACCORDING TO AN EXPERT

Is your prosecco bona fide or a sham?

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/prosecco-fake-how-to-tell-sparking-wine-counterfeit-fsa-warning-italy-label-a8382536.html

The best wine advice: Three things everyone should know

This wine advice isn’t about varietal, appellations or even price. It’s about appreciating wine, which is what matters

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https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/the-best-wine-advice-three-things-everyone-should-know/

TTB Levies Largest Fine Ever

The US enforcement agency has collected almost $1 million from a beer company.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/06/ttb-levies-largest-fine-ever

The Private Label Wine Market in the USA

The demand of private label wine market in the USA has been increased approximately 8-10% of all domestic wine sales and 17% of total wine sales for the big retail chains.

http://ibwsshow.com/blog/private-label-wine-market-usa/

 

10 Facts To Make You Sound Like A Wine Snob This Summer, Courtesy of Martha Stewart

If your own personal wine knowledge falls more into the newbie category than it does the expert one, Martha also sent over a handful of wine facts that you can use to dazzle your friends.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/05/10-facts-to-make-you-sound-like-a-wine-snob-this-s.html

 

 

What Is Volcanic Wine and What the Heck Does It Taste Like?

Long story short, volcanic wine is made from grapes grown in soil that contains remnants of past volcanic explosions, i.e., basalt rock and pumice. (FYI, volcanic ash is super hospitable to plants.) And because the growing land is so rugged, the grapes are almost always harvested entirely by hand. That’s all to say: Expect some funky, fascinating bottles of wine.

https://www.purewow.com/news/what-is-volcanic-wine

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CAMPARI AND APEROL, EXPLAINED

Traditionally consumed to stimulate the palate before eating, apéritifs — or aperitivos in local parlance — such as Aperol and Campari have been popular in their native Italy for well over a century.

https://vinepair.com/articles/difference-between-aperol-campari/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8d8e1fcf3a-June_5_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8d8e1fcf3a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8d8e1fcf3a-38937345&mc_cid=8d8e1fcf3a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Cannabis ‘the big green elephant in the room’ for drinks sector claims report

The global alcoholic drinks industry is facing a moment of reckoning as cannabis laws across the world continue to be relaxed.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/23617/Cannabis__91the_big_green_elephant_in_the_room_92_for_drinks_sector_claims_report.html

 

What Your Social Media Posts Say About Your Drinking Habits

The alcohol-related things you share, post, and like on social media could be contributing to unhealthy drinking behaviors in yourself… and others.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/social-media-posts-drinking-habits#6

 

11 Non-Alcoholic Substitutes for Wine (Both Red and White)

If you don’t have wine on hand, or if you choose not to consume alcohol, there are many non-alcoholic substitutes you can use in cooking that will make your food just as delicious.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/wine-substitutes#section2

What Do We Mean When We Say Rhône-style Wine?

Rhône-style wines are everywhere, from restaurant wine lists to your local bottle shop, but do you really know what this oft-used designation means? From the grape varieties to flavor profiles, here’s your cheat sheet to what makes a Rhône wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/05/rhone-style-wine/

Why Old Vines Really Matter

The reasons may not be what you might imagine

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/3-Truths-About-Old-Vines

How to Pair Wine With 99-Cent Pizza

Even a cheap slice typically involves a fair amount of red sauce, full of tomato and acidity. That means you want a wine that also has a good amount of acid, so it won’t taste flat or strangely sweet in comparison to the pizza.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/06/the-best-wine-pairing-for-pizza.html

You Don’t Really Know What’s in Your Wine. These Winemakers Want to Change That.

Most of us have a pretty good idea of how we’re supposed to be eating — less sugar, more fiber, more good fats. Shop local, pay attention to labels, blah blah blah. We know the drill.

If you try to hold your wine to a similar standard of transparency, however, you’ll end up frustrated. There’s no requirement for winemakers to list their ingredients. Anywhere.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-ingredients-label/

Putting Wine Faults into Perspective

Is brett or volatile acidity really a problem if nobody points it out loudly around the table?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/06/putting-wine-faults-into-perspective

Defining what makes a wine dry

This subject isn’t easy to explain. There are many parameters here, and only those who make a study of the issues can truly understand them and how they connect to wine. The best way to understand this is to taste wine often.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8385996-181/berger-on-wine-defining-what

Winery And Wine Tasting Room Openings

 

Is U.S. wine barred from Canadian supermarkets?

British Columbia wine may be sold on grocery store shelves. The only way supermarkets can sell imported wine is in a physically separated area with its own cash registers.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/jun/06/kevin-mccarthy/us-wine-barred-canadian-supermarkets/

 

10 leading private label wines from some of the nation’s top retailers.

As the private label wine trend continues to gain momentum, an increasing number of retailers are expanding their wine selections.

http://ibwsshow.com/blog/10-leading-private-label-wine-brands-nations-top-retailers/

A French wine mystery: Where’s the Bergerac?

The wine is Bergerac, an appellation in the Périgord region of southwest France, just east of Bordeaux.

http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article212527119.html#storylink=cpy

How to Order Wine at a Restaurant Without Feeling Awkward About It

When you’re staring at a restaurant list, how can you tell what’s good? Two winemakers share the secret to ordering right every time.

https://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/entertaining/food-drink/ordering-wine-in-restaurants

How to Pair Peanuts with Wine

Peanuts can be used in many dishes and enjoyed just as they are. Learn how to pair this popular legume with a wide array of wines.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/06/pair-peanuts-wine/

Smelling the wine

Learning to describe a vino’s scent takes practice

https://taosnews.com/stories/smelling-the-wine,48779

What does it mean when a wine is jammy? That depends on the wine

“Jammy” is two-edged wine term. On the one hand, high praise when wine comes from expertly managed vineyards and adroit winemakers. On the other hand, when referencing factory wine, it is unsubtle insult.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/columnists/gus-clemens/2018/06/06/wine-terms-what-does-jammy-mean/670132002/

Pick a Wine That Drinks Like Your Dad

Your dad is out there doing his thing —being himself— and that’s what you love about him most. A wine that will be meaningful should personify him in some way. Otherwise, it would just be another bottle of wine.

https://winefolly.com/update/fathers-day-wine/

What Kind of Wine Drinker Are You?

Everyone has their own particular style. Below are the ten most common types of wine drinkers. Which one are you?

https://winefolly.com/update/what-kind-of-wine-drinker-are-you/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=e477b1a4ce-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_06_09_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-e477b1a4ce-62472929&mc_cid=e477b1a4ce&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Beer More Popular Than Wine In 48 States, New Study Of Instagram Posts Shows

3.5 million public Instagram posts from Jan. 1, 2017, though March 31, 2018, shows that beer-related posts outnumbered wine-related posts in 48 states. That was also true in California where about 85% of U.S. wine is made.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/garystoller/2018/06/07/beer-more-popular-than-wine-in-48-states-new-study-of-instagram-posts-shows/#132b778b760b

Bargain hunting: how consumer frugality effects the drinks industry

The pursuit of bargains – and ultimately value-for-money – is a key motivator for consumers purchasing alcoholic beverages.

https://www.drinks-insight-network.com/features/bargain-hunting-consumer-frugality-effects-drinks-industry/

Making more expensive wine doesn’t necessarily mean higher profits

Italian study finds that cheap wine producers are more likely to do better than those investing in premiumization

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/making-more-expensive-wine-doesnt-necessarily-mean-higher-profits/

COMPOUNDS CALLED CORKLINS FOUND IN CORK-STOPPERED WINES

The interaction of wine and phenolics from cork stoppers produces a newly-identified set of compounds that affect a wine’s colour and bitterness – and these are called Corklins.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/compounds-called-corklins-found-in-cork-stoppered-wines/

Top 4 Wine branding ideas for your tasting room

Your tasting room is the silent ambassador of your brand. How is your tasting room telling your story?

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/bauerhaus-design.html#whatsnew

Have the Italian Wine Regulations Become a Sham?

Up until 1963, when it came to Italian wines it was hard to tell your Asti from your Elba. Before then, there were few rules or regulations even overseeing which wines were made where, much less what grapes were actually in any given bottle.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2018/06/07/have-the-italian-wine-regulations-become-a-sham/#6388560827f4

 

What Is the Alcohol Content of Each Type of Wine?

What we’re focusing on in this piece is alcohol content and, thus, calorie-based.

http://www.wideopeneats.com/wine-alcohol-content/

 

The 10 Most Popular Wine Grapes in the U.S.

Reading statistics can be tricky. Total acreage of vines planted does not always correspond to the volume of wine produced.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2018/06/08/the-most-popular-wine-grapes-in-the-us-chardonnay-and-cabernet-the-full-top-10-list/#3088da5fbfbd

 

What Do We Mean When We Say Rhône-style Wine?

Rhône-style wines are everywhere, from restaurant wine lists to your local bottle shop, but do you really know what this oft-used designation means? From the grape varieties to flavor profiles, here’s your cheat sheet to what makes a Rhône wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/05/rhone-style-wine/

THE PINOT FREEZ-IO RECIPE

Move over, Frosé! Pinot Freez-io is this summer’s yummiest frozen treat.

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/white-wine-slushie-recipe-pinot-freez-io/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3ddc0685b4-June_08_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3ddc0685b4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3ddc0685b4-38937345&mc_cid=3ddc0685b4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

This Bag Is Hiding A Secret Beer Spout, So You Can Drink On The Go

The messenger bag comes from the brains behind PortoVino, the company that dreamed up the wine purse.

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a21206246/wine-bag-video/

Is There Any Point in Letting Red Wine Breathe?

Why? Well, let’s start with the assorted historical reasons.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/91176/should-you-let-red-wine-breathe

The secret trigger that makes you reach for your favorite bottle of wine

There are so many factors to consider: price, terroir, vintage, reputation, varietal. It’s enough to give even the most serious oenophile pause. All too often, the choice ultimately comes down to the label.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/the-secret-trigger-that-makes-you-reach-for-your-favorite-bottle-of-wine/ar-AAyo5eH

6 ways to save money on wine when prices are up

That decreased supply is driving the cost of wine up, particularly if you favor imported wine.

https://www.fox30jax.com/consumer/clark-howard/6-ways-to-save-money-on-wine-when-prices-are-up/765731340

This $7 coconut-flavored Chardonnay is aimed at millennial women

The brand’s CEO says wine is too snobby and needs to be more ‘fun’

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-7-coconut-flavored-chardonnay-is-aimed-at-millennial-women-2018-06-08

Know your price point, taste when selecting wine

Be prepared to work with retail wine sales people and you’re much more likely to walk away with a bottle you’ll enjoy. There are things you can do to help that retail sales person find you a great bottle of wine at all price points.

http://www.journalreview.com/news/life/article_61689c1a-6b2a-11e8-92f9-273a51ef44ab.html

Dessert Wine

A Sweet Wine Exploration with Gerhard Kracher

http://morrellwinebar.com/dare-we-indulge-in-dessert-wine/

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Liquor Industry News/Links 06-11-18

June 11, 2018

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

06-11-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Why You Should Never Drink Light Beer

 

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DON JULIO TEQUILA

 

HOW MANY GRAPES ARE INSIDE YOUR BOTTLE OF WINE?

 

 

AND MORE!

 

 

The Wine Lover’s Guide to Summer Grilling

Summer is finally here, and that means it’s time to fire up the grill. We’ll walk you through how to make a glaze, a marinade and a spice rub that are excellent on a variety of meats and pair perfectly with many wines.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/wine-lovers-guide-to-summer-grilling/

Why You Should Be Drinking Weird Wines

In recent years, you may have noticed some unfamiliar names on wine lists alongside your usual chardonnays and pinot noirs — strange, hard-to-pronounce grapes from places where, until recently, many people didn’t even realize wine was made.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/26/opinion/sunday/drinking-obscure-weird-wines.html

 

SNOOP DOG BREAKS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR WORLD’S LARGEST GIN AND JUICE

Rapper Snoop Dog has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records by mixing the world’s largest glass of gin and juice at a music festival in Napa Valley.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/snoop-dog-breaks-guinness-world-record-for-worlds-largest-gin-and-juice/

 

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DON JULIO TEQUILA

At a time when tequila production meant quantity over quality, Don Julio dared to challenge the status quo: The company coddled its agave, bottled short when everyone else went tall, and even stripped its aged tequila down to crystal-clear agave bones.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-premium-tequila-don-julio/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d4bf4b43fb-May_29_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d4bf4b43fb-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d4bf4b43fb-38937345&mc_cid=d4bf4b43fb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

11 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT PROSECCO

So before any of us makes our next Bellini (with Prosecco, ahem), let’s take some time to get to know the bubbles in the bottle.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-prosecco/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d4bf4b43fb-May_29_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d4bf4b43fb-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d4bf4b43fb-38937345&mc_cid=d4bf4b43fb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How Wine and Spirits Professionals Can Better Protect Their Teeth

Dentists offer advice on problems from teeth staining to enamel erosion

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-wine-and-spirits-professionals-can-better-protect-their-teeth/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=63246487&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–vDoxWLpTeTlybkh2Cahy6E1tNWufV4bIeoATDp4yw4j_UagkV4MLeUinjmLQWNYZNIJSWrv9OdWUd1LoD6Mq3CUjdjKh-nTwaGdjA8f1VAf1sl08&_hsmi=63294404

 

‘Wine is growing – but in a more challenging environment’: California wine sales up 3% in the US

Interesting Stats

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/05/24/California-wine-sales-up-3-in-the-US?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

 

Woodford Reserve adds straight malt to range

Brown-Forman has added a new permanent expression to its Woodford Reserve range, a straight malt whiskey based on historical recipes.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/05/woodford-reserve-adds-straight-malt-to-range/

 

Wine buying in a vacuum: Winebuyers.com

I’ve seen many websites attempt this exact same premise of charging wineries for a listing to then sell directly to the consumer.

https://wineonsix.com/wine-buying-in-a-vacuum-winebuyers-com/

 

What have wine critics ever done for us?

Much like there is not one single wine market; there is not one type of wine critic.

http://www.timatkin.com/articles?1904

 

The scoring scene

Now that the 100-point scale approaches ubiquity, and now that we are fully into the post-Parker era in which a multiplicity of scores and scorers joust and jostle for the attention of drinkers, it’s time to review the scoring scene.


http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/wine-scores-394263/#os8klygdKIFkCoFU.99

Ugh, It’s National Wine Day

How is National Wine Day supposed to mean anything when there are more than 30 other national wine days a year? Hell, how do any of these wine days mean anything?

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/national-wine-day-ugh

 

THE SEX LIFE OF WINE GRAPES

Right now, there’s a lot of sex in the vineyards. Strictly between the grapes of course.

https://winespeed.com/blog/2018/05/the-sex-life-of-wine-grapes/

Wine an untapped market in Boston, Back Bay eatery says

Chief investigator at the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, who said the purpose of the law was to ensure educated consumers and so obviously it means the customer-facing taps should be labeled with the sort of beer they are serving up

https://www.universalhub.com/2018/wine-untapped-market-boston-back-bay-eatery-says?nocache=1

Why You Should Never Drink Light Beer

Everyone has different drinking taste buds, but here’s why light beer is objectively bad.

https://www.delish.com/food/a20917241/why-you-should-never-drink-light-beer/

The Ups-and Downs-of Funky Glassware

Before you commit to vintage crystal or ceramic tiki bowls, here are the issues to consider

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-ups-and-downs-of-funky-glassware/?utm_campaign=Regional%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=63332157&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9qv6m7dbJU2knJgcfLHnoaMfEu-MHfyZ0fat18v3FSuq46SG9EAgkMsFIpEoAmELY-x9HShvD2JWyxCqJPNP8gUEY0DI1APNJDw15T-hRzg-UaZ7I&_hsmi=63332406

YOUR NEXT GLASS OF WINE MIGHT BE A FAKE—AND YOU’LL LOVE IT

Replica Wine makes cheaper copies of your favorite wine at a discount by analyzing its chemistry. Often, even professional critics can’t tell the difference. Is this heresy or just good business?

https://www.wired.com/story/your-next-glass-of-wine-might-be-a-fake/

10 Essential Wine-Drinking Accessories So You Can Rosé All Summer

If you consider yourself a committed member of team “Yes Way Rosé,” then it’s time to stock up on essential sipping accessories for the upcoming season.

https://www.refinery29.com/rose-wine-accessories-gifts

Wines made for restaurants solve dilemma

On a fictitious wine list from a nonexistent restaurant you find 2014 Chateau Niedspondiavanci Chardonnay for $45.

You, a savvy, mobile phone-equipped diner, do an Internet search to find out about it: is it worth $45? Where is it from? But the only search-engine results for the brand has nothing about wine, only a reference to a terrible 1942 joke.

This tale illustrates one of the restaurant industry’s most difficult-to-solve problems: how to offer diners wines that don’t compete directly with discount wine shops, a list that could look (and may be) overpriced.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8366621-181/berger-on-wine-wines-made

How to Taste Wine With a Large Group Like Civilized Human Beings

Pro-tips: Eat lunch, don’t steal the glassware, and use common sense

https://sf.eater.com/2018/5/25/17196532/wine-tasting-groups-napa-valley-sonoma

The wine bots are coming

“By 2020, a whopping 85 percent of enterprise-customer relationships will be managed without human interactions,” according to Connecticut-based Gartner, a research company. “Surveys show that 89 percent of consumers opt to engage with businesses through text and 64 percent of consumers that communicate with businesses via text leave with a positive impression.”

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/wine-bots-are-coming-0

 

Italy’s DOCG Dilemma

DOCG should mean better quality than DOC wine but it ain’t necessarily so,

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/05/italys-docg-dilemma

 

HOW TO PAIR FOOD WITH PROSECCO

If you’re ever unsure what wine to pair with food, pull out the Prosecco. These high-acid wines containing just a touch of residual sugar are extremely versatile and go well with almost anything, but are especially great with every Asian dish in the book.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/how-to-pair-food-with-prosecco/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-5-29-18&mc_cid=1b048a43fe&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Ww8fMa2ZN8c

WHY WINE AND CHEESE DON’T ALWAYS GO TOGETHER, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS

The perfect pairing is harder to find than you think

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/wine-cheese-pairing-not-compatible-red-flavours-acidity-tannin-expert-opinion-a8375616.html

How to Pair Wine With Any Type of Ramen

All ramen is dominated by rich, savory flavors. With this kind of unbridled umami, you want a wine with both residual sweetness and a truckload of acidity to balance everything out.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/05/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-ramen.html

Can you MacGyver a wine bottle open with a shoe?

I’ve always heard about people being able to open wine bottles with shoes, but fortunately haven’t had to try out such a process on my own

https://thetakeout.com/can-you-macgyver-a-wine-bottle-open-with-a-shoe-1826412745

HAILSTORMS BATTER CHAMPAGNE WIPING OUT 3% OF CROP

Champagne has been hit by another bout of bad weather with hailstorms reported to have damaged nearly 2,000 hectares of vines – with 3% of vineyards in the Champagne AOC completely destroyed.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/hailstorms-batter-champagne-wiping-out-3-of-crop/

 

10 MAGICAL WINE REGIONS YOU NEED TO VISIT BEFORE YOU DIE

When it comes to wine-fueled vacations, Napa, Tuscany, and Burgundy can do no wrong. However, there’s an abundance of breathtaking wine regions around the globe just waiting to be explored.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-magical-wine-regions-to-visit/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f9ed4576c2-May_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f9ed4576c2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f9ed4576c2-38937345&mc_cid=f9ed4576c2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

PORTUGUESE WINE COUNTRY DEVASTATED BY TORRENTIAL STORMS

Violent storms have hit Portugal’s Douro Valley, severely damaging vineyards and infrastructure.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/portuguese-wine-country-devastated-by-torrential-storms/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f9ed4576c2-May_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f9ed4576c2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f9ed4576c2-38937345&mc_cid=f9ed4576c2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How much of New Zealand is planted in wine grapes?

Land area planted with wine grapes has dipped in the past five years, but is still more than a decade ago

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/104349466/how-much-of-new-zealand-is-planted-in-wine-grapes

 

CHEERS TO THAT: THE ORIGINS OF TOASTING

It’s difficult to pinpoint toasting’s true origins since most ancient cultures had adopted some version of the practice.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/the-origins-of-toasting/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-5-31-18&mc_cid=66c677674d&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WxKVOK2ZN8c

 

 

Is There Room for Wine in Your Skin-Care Regimen?


Wine’s effects on your complexion are more than skin-deep

Young woman drinking red wine looking at the beautiful sea

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Is-There-Room-for-Wine-in-Your-Skin-Care-Regimen

Cryptocurrency for wine launches

A wine producer in Argentina is selling their entire 2018 vintage as a wine-backed crypto asset and has said it will open its books to become an ‘open source’ winery.

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/argentina-winery-launches-2018-vintage-as-a-wine-crypto-asset-394597/

HOW MANY GRAPES ARE INSIDE YOUR BOTTLE OF WINE?

Generally speaking, every single bottle of wine is made up of 600-800 individual grapes.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-many-grapes-are-inside-your-bottle-of-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c1d795f963-June_01_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c1d795f963-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c1d795f963-38937345&mc_cid=c1d795f963&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE 5 BEST SINGLE BARREL BOURBONS AVAILABLE NOW

Single barrel bourbon, often referred to as single cask, is a higher grade of whiskey that comes from an individual aging barrel.

ALL IN STOCK!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/5-of-the-best-single-barrel-bourbons-right-now/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c1d795f963-June_01_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c1d795f963-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c1d795f963-38937345&mc_cid=c1d795f963&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Woodford

Brown-Forman has launched Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey, the brand’s fourth permanent extension. The 45.2%-abv offering is distilled from a mash that’s 51% malted barley (the mash bill includes an undisclosed proportion of corn and rye) and aged in new charred American oak. Woodford Reserve’s newest extension will retail nationwide at a suggested price of $35. In 2017, the Woodford Reserve portfolio crossed a half-million cases for the first time, according to Impact Databank.

Summer Edition Of Ecco Domani

Italy’s Ecco Domani, imported by E.&J. Gallo, has launched a limited-edition summer label for its 2017 Pinot Grigio, created in partnership with fashion designer Stacey Bendet. The new packaging features a series of bold black stripes, inspired by a striped pair of pants Bendet made for her luxury clothing brand, alice + olivia. Retail priced at $11 a 750-ml., the limited edition Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio is currently rolling out nationwide. Ecco Domani was down 4.5% to 750,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

Packie owner ticketed for moving beer in MA

A package store owner moving booze from one shop to another got a slap on the wrist after cops saw a picture of the burgeoning load of beer on Twitter, but lawmakers are looking at a proposal that would jack up fines more than 500 percent for similar infractions.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2018/06/packie_owner_ticketed_for_moving_beer?amp

Wine could rescue supermarkets if they could stop fumbling how they sell it: Billions at risk

 

US consumers are drinking less

Wine sales volumes in the USA rose 1% in 2017 on the previous year. The bump is being attributed to the success of sparkling and canned products, and it defies a broader decline in total alcohol consumption of 0.7%, and shrinking consumer numbers, with only 62% of adults saying they drank alcohol in 2017, compared to 65% in 2016.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/age-of-trump-us-consumers-are-drinking-less

 

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This Wine Keg Serves 130 Glasses Of Rose & It’s Here Just In Time For Summer

Summer means one thing: rosé season. There are few things in life more enjoyable than sipping a glass while enjoying beach views. Luckily for us, this wine keg serves 130 glasses of rosé, and it’s perfect for that upcoming beach party. Cheers!

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/this-wine-keg-serves-130-glasses-of-rose-its-here-just-in-time-for-summer-9149241

The Tasting Note Dilemma: What Do Those Wine Words Mean?

Don’t we just want to know if the wine tastes good before we buy it? Of course! The problem is found in the words: what do they actually mean?

http://www.grape-experiences.com/2018/05/guide-to-wine-words-tasting-note/

11 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GIN

There’s a lot more a lot of us should know about gin in general. Which means there’s definitely plenty we should know about a gin like Bombay Sapphire.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bombay-sapphire-gin-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1802c8ff25-May_21_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1802c8ff25-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-1802c8ff25-38937345&mc_cid=1802c8ff25&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A CONTROVERSIAL DAMIEN HIRST SHARK IS THE STAR OF LAS VEGAS PALMS’ NEW BAR

The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas welcomed the latest controversy from English artist, Damien Hirst: his first bar, starring a petrified shark, sliced into pieces.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/a-controversial-damien-hirst-shark-is-the-star-of-las-vegas-palms-new-bar/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1802c8ff25-May_21_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1802c8ff25-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-1802c8ff25-38937345&mc_cid=1802c8ff25&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Premium-Plus Imported Wines Continue Fast Rise, Led By Italy, New Zealand

Though the U.S. market’s total imported wine segment was roughly flat at 67 million 9-liter case depletions last year, according to Impact Databank, the category is seeing significant gains at the premium level. The top 10 imported brands retailing at above $10 a 750-ml. shot ahead by an aggregate 16% last year to more than 9 million cases. Progress was primarily driven by premium-plus offerings from Italy—the leading import segment by value, whose shipments were worth $1.35 billion last year—as well as New Zealand.

Riboli Family Wine Estates’ Stella Rosa remains the largest player in the premium-plus segment, nearing 1.7 million cases on 28% growth last year. The brand, whose core portfolio includes Rosso, Moscato D’Asti, Peach, Pink, and Berry wines ($11-$12 a 750-ml.), now ranks among the U.S. market’s top five imported wine brands overall, and is the only top-five brand priced above $10.

 

How to sell more wine using Alice in Wonderland world of psychology

Why do some wines sell better than others? Why are people willing to pay more for one wine over another? The answer may lie not in the quality of the wine or how much a person even knows about it, it will most certainly rest in how well you are selling it.

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/joe-fattorini-on-how-wine-psychology-can-help-sell-more-wine/

 

Fungicides used most on wine grapes are one less thing to worry about, despite the numbers

Vineyards account for 80% of the total fungicide use in France, despite the low overall percentage of acreage of vineyards in total agricultural land use.

https://firstvine.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/fungicides-are-one-less-thing-to-worry-about-despite-the-numbers/

 

Expensive wines don’t just taste better, they’re also better value for money — here’s why

In terms of getting value for money, unfortunately, you get what you pay for, which sounds really obvious, but there’s a lot of things which go into the price of a wine once it hits the store shelves.

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-expensive-wine-is-better-value-for-money-than-cheap-wine-bargains-2018-5?r=UK&IR=T

Raise a Glass to Your Health

According to the latest scientific studies, enjoying a glass or two of wine each day can offer health benefits for both your body and mind.


https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/21/health-benefits-wine/

 

 

What’s the maximum amount of alcohol a “table wine” can have?

The first thing to note is that wine sold in the U.S. has an alcohol percentage by volume listed. Look carefully—it’s usually in tiny print, or on the edge of the label, but it should be there. If it’s not, and the label reads “red table wine” or “white table wine,” that means the wine is between 7 and 13.9 percent alcohol by volume.

http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/Maximum-Alcohol-for-Table-Wine-56481

 

Winery aims to save lives with new designated-driving initiative

Effective immediately, tasting fees will be waived for each person or group with a sober, designated driver present

http://www.union-bulletin.com/news/business/winery-aims-to-save-lives-with-new-designated-driving-initiative/article_436d3262-5d19-11e8-8897-276402b5f5f7.html

 

Why Israel Needs A New Map — For Wine

Israel’s current wine map — the one that’s being revised — designates five regions: Galilee, Samaria, Samson, Judean Hills, and Negev. These regional names, printed on the labels of Israeli wine imported to the United States, indicate geographic area — but they hardly describe regionality as it pertains to the characteristics of the wines being grown there. Drawn in the 1970s, the map reflects the traditional regions of Israel. Today, many of the country’s top wines come from single vineyards, and terroir — the properties in the soil that contribute to the wine’s unique character — Matters.

 https://forward.com/culture/401586/why-israel-needs-a-new-map-for-wine/

AUGMENTED REALITY BEER LABELS IN DEVELOPMENT

Creative design agency Freytag Anderson is partnering with 3D visualisation specialist Render Studio to develop technology that will enable users to view animated can designs in real-time using a mobile application.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/augmented-reality-beer-labels-in-development/

Should Wine Labels List Ingredients?

Wine industry experts weigh in on whether wine labels should be more transparent, revealing when common additives are used

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/should-wine-labels-list-ingredients/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=63098050&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9nmLdOTvpE1VajjsI0Cb4K611aiNDLw3U_XLPD04cVhlIsYIqEe2gZvQhbORlllxvinj7N4tXFGdYFmL8ZzMNDc3tZPcRk4ahfG0sbLTWd9bPqRks&_hsmi=63098025

People will spend more than twice as much per person at your winery than your urban tasting room

THE (MOSTLY) UNTOLD STORY OF JACK DANIEL’S BEER

Here’s a tidbit that’s been under our noses for decades: Jack Daniel’s, famed Tennessee whiskey maker, was also, briefly, a Tennessee brewer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/jack-daniels-whiskey-beer-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f6d5301215-May_22_2018_Ed&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f6d5301215-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f6d5301215-38937345&mc_cid=f6d5301215&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

WHAT YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF WINE SAYS ABOUT YOUR PERSONALITY

The close link between key personality traits and our drink of choice.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/what-your-favourite-type-of-wine-says-about-your-personality/

This IPA Nut Butter Is the Beer-Flavored Spread You’ve Been Waiting For

This IPA nut butter is made not only with stone-ground blanched almonds and dry roasted peanuts, but also golden light dry malt, brewer’s yeast, and tangerine and pineapple, two fruits included in Stone Tangerine Express IPA.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/beer-nut-butter-stone-tangerine-ipa

You’ll Never Guess What State Has 2018’s Top Wine Destination

Here are the top 10 destinations for wine, along with the top rated winery in the region

http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/top-wine-destinations-2018-rewardexpert

How to Pair Wine With Mac and Cheese So They’re Both Even Better

The entire reason mac and cheese exists in the first place is because it’s a big bowl of creamy comfort.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/05/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-mac-and-cheese.html

Sonoma Coast’s New Style of High-Acid Chardonnays

Sonoma Coast producers are embracing a new style of Chardonnay driven by complexity and acidity. Even if you’ve avoided California Chardonnay in the past, you will want to look for bottles from these three coastal regions.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/22/high-acid-chardonnay-sonoma-coast/

The Millennial Wine Smell Test: Do Grapes Matter?

Young wine drinkers may not care what varieties are in their beverage

http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/Millennial-Wine-Smell-Test-Do-Grapes-Matter

Busting the Myths Surrounding Spirits

“Beer before liquor” isn’t the only myth that needs to be debunked. Here are five more commonly held misbeliefs about both clear and dark liquors.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/22/myths-liquors/

Crown Royal unveils mesquite-smoked whisky

Diageo-owned Canadian whisky brand Crown Royal has launched a “smoky and spicy” expression, which has been infused with Texas mesquite wood.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/05/crown-royal-unveils-mesquite-smoked-whisky/

New UFO Beer

The Massachusetts Bay Brewing Company’s UFO Beer has partnered with Polar Seltzer to launch UFO Blueberry Lemonade. The new, unfiltered wheat beer is brewed with the essence of Polar Seltzer’ade Blueberry Lemonade and clocks in at a sessionable 4.8%-abv. Available throughout the summer in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft, Blueberry Lemonade joins White, Pineapple, Raspberry, and Hefeweizen expressions in the current UFO lineup.

California Wine Sales in U.S. Market Hit $35.2 Billion in 2017

California wine sales to all markets, including shipments to the U.S. and exports worldwide, were 278 million cases in 2017.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=199252

5 Descriptors Wine Professionals Avoid

How sommeliers adapt the language of wine to better serve their customers

Part of the problem is that guests often don’t understand the vocabulary of wine.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/5-descriptors-wine-professionals-avoid/

What Internet Users Want VS What Received

How To Navigate Big Wine Events

These events are enthralling at best and overwhelming at worst, particularly when attendees face enormous halls filled with wines, winemakers and virtually unlimited access to samples. Approached with a strategy, though, big wine tastings are prime learning opportunities for novices and a chance for seasoned wine drinkers to expand their knowledge and find new favorites.

https://houstonfoodfinder.com/2018/05/23/how-to-navigate-big-wine-events-a-master-sommeliers-advice/

Zimbabwe To Re-Launch Bubbly Production Next Year

Africa has always been the continent of the brave and one brave producer is looking to bring back the golden era of Zimbabwe wines, after years of the country being in a depression.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/zimbabwe-re-launch-bubbly-production-next-year/

 

Champagne, Fried Food’s Best Friend

Champagne: a celebratory drink for every victory and a companion to most food types. Not to be mistaken for sparkling wine, which is basically its own category, Champagne is granted its name by the place it is made in — Champagne, France.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/champagne-fried-foods-best-friend/

The trick to finding your favorite wine: Know your importer

Importers have palates, too, after all. Find one you trust, and then search for their other wines by looking not at the front label—but near the barcode on the back.

http://www.atlantamagazine.com/drinks/trick-finding-favorite-wine-know-importer/

It’s Official: Wine Slushies Are My Summer Drink Obsession

A bottle of wine and a bag of frozen fruit are all you need to get a the party started this summer.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/how-to-make-wine-slushies

How High Are Beer Taxes in Your State?

According to the Beer Institute, “Taxes are the single Scientists find way to make alcohol from wood

most expensive ingredient in beer, costing more than the labor and raw materials combined.”

https://taxfoundation.org/state-beer-taxes-2018/

How long does it take for alcohol to go bad? 

“All spirits have a shelf life. Even if they’re stored absolutely impeccably and climate-controlled beautifully, they’re all going to expire at some point and that’s simply due to oxidation.”

https://thetakeout.com/how-long-does-it-take-for-alcohol-to-go-bad-1826302507

3 Things Insurance Professionals Should Know in Honor of Wine Day

Wine Day also offers some interesting things to keep in mind for those with an interest in wine insurance.

https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2018/05/25/490289.htm

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TIGNANELLO, MEGHAN MARKLE’S FAVORITE WINE

Meghan Markle doesn’t just have a favorite wine. She had a lifestyle blog named after it.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-tignanello-meghan-markles-favorite-wine/

Why Ohio is The Midwest’s Next Wine Destination

Right in the global “Pinot Belt,” Ohio has the potential to produce some serious attention-grabbing wines. While many of its bottles often stay within the state, here are the regions and wineries you’ll want to keep an eye out for.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/24/ohio-wine/

Scientists find way to make alcohol from wood

Scientists in Japan found ways to ferment wood to make alcohol.

The process takes about 10 days and doesn’t use chemicals or heat.

http://www.wivb.com/news/national/scientists-find-way-to-make-alcohol-from-wood/1196365775

A brief history of American winemaking

The American love affair with wine dates back to the earlier European settlers in the 16th century, when they began making wine with a native grape known as muscadine.

https://theconversation.com/a-brief-history-of-american-winemaking-97150

How to Pick the Perfect Anniversary Wine

Every milestone you and a partner reach is a cause for celebration. Whether you’re looking for a traditional bottle or something a bit off-beat, we’ll help you find a wine that’s as rich and complex as the time you’ve spent together.

Gay couple toasting with wine at counter

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/25/wedding-anniversary-wine/

Prosecco rosé wine moves closer to reality
Prosecco DOC producers are on the brink of allowing sparkling rosé within their appellation, marrying two of the biggest trends in the wine world.


http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/prosecco-rose-wine-moves-closer-reality-394253/#TFrdcAfRgmDVI4TT.99

French chemists have an ingenious new use for rotten, discarded wine grapes

You can trust the French, masters of wine that they are, to find amazing innovations involving grapes. That is what a team of researchers at the University of Clermont Auvergne have done with research which seeks ways to transform the waste grape skins, stems, and seeds left behind during wine production into more durable plastics.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/french-chemists-wine-grapes-plastic/

 

Did You Know These Celebs Had Their Own Wine?

Keep an eye out for these celebrity labels the next time you need a glass — or bottle!

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https://theblast.com/national-wine-day-celebrity/

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 05-30-18

May 30, 2018

Exploring all things wine with you!

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Liquor Industry News/Links 05-28-18

May 28, 2018

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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05-28-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

What Does “California” on a Wine Label Really Mean?

 

11 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GIN

 

Alcohol-Free and Nutrient-Rich, This Beer Was Designed Specifically for Cancer Patients

 

AND MORE!

 

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ROSÉ

Despite rosé’s unfathomable popularity, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about it. But if you’re going to drink it like water, then we feel like it’s only right for you to get your facts straight about pink wine.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/behind-the-bottleeverything-you-need-to-know-about-rose/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-5-13-18&mc_cid=f59f2f1d96&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wvs7Ia2ZOSM

JIM BEAM AND BUDWEISER MADE BEER TOGETHER AND IT’S AMERICAN AF

Has something been missing from your life? Maybe something like barrel-aged beer? Well, a solution has arrived. Budweiser and Jim Beam recently announced a new release, resulting from a boozy team effort: Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/jim-beam-budweiser-made-beer-together-and-its-american-af/?utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-5-13-18&mc_cid=f59f2f1d96&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wvs7ja2ZOSM

Women should test wine at dinner as they have better palates, study shows

For any man who has ever lifted a glass of wine to taste, hoping to feign an appreciation of vintage and terroir, it is a sobering discovery: women make better wine tasters than men.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/13/women-should-test-wine-dinner-have-better-palates-study-shows/

Why The Vines And Wines Of The Canary Islands Will Twist Your Head With Surprise

Millions of liters of Canary Islands wine were shipped to London in the 15th century, and in the 16th century William Shakespeare mentioned Canary Islands wine in three of his plays.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2018/05/14/why-the-vines-and-wines-of-the-canary-islands-will-twist-your-head-with-surprise/#264ed80e76a2

A THAI ROSÉ NAMED AS ‘WORLD’S BEST ROSÉ’ BY JAMES SUCKLING

The best rosé in the world is a white Shiraz, not from France’s renowned Provence or Loire, but from the tropical country of Thailand in Southeast Asia, according to American wine critic James Suckling.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/a-thai-rose-named-as-worlds-best-rose-by-james-suckling/

 

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WHISPERING ANGEL ROSÉ

Rosé wine, once confined mostly to France, has become a lifestyle. According to WineAccess, one out of every 36 bottles of wine Americans drank in 2017 was a rosé – up from one in 510 in 2015.

https://vinepair.com/articles/whispering-angel/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=58d2ed08e4-May_14_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-58d2ed08e4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-58d2ed08e4-38937345&mc_cid=58d2ed08e4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

ALL THE WAYS WOOD AFFECTS YOUR WHISKEY, EXPLAINED

Dan Szor, CEO and founder of Cotswalds Distillers, estimates wood is responsible for 60 to 75 percent of the taste of a finished whiskey.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wood-whiskey/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=58d2ed08e4-May_14_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-58d2ed08e4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-58d2ed08e4-38937345&mc_cid=58d2ed08e4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Pair Wine With Cheetos

Cheetos are impossible to resist. We all know what it feels like to have our fingers coated in fluorescent cheese dust after downing an entire bag.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/05/cheetos-wine-pairing-sancerre.html

 

Resealable Wine Cans Are Here In Time For Summer

Someone created resealable cans of rosé, so you can save some for later.

https://nowthisnews.com/videos/food/resealable-wine-cans-are-here-in-time-for-summer

 

Drink Sustainably While Making the Most of Food Waste

Ever think you could ferment a bagel? Make vodka with expired Twinkies? Fertilize a vineyard with food scraps? These producers are making top-shelf bottlings by sourcing ingredients from the unlikeliest of places.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/14/sustainably-food-waste/

 

 

Top 12 Most Viral Wine Videos

We’ve all seen over the years a few wine videos that have gone viral, haven’t we?

http://socialvignerons.com/2018/05/14/top-12-most-viral-wine-videos-ever/

 

Consumers don’t really understand the difference between Organic and Biodynamic

Organics is, essentially, a list of things that you can’t do. Certification for organic status requires verification that you do not use the chemical herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers that together have come to define modern industrial farming.

http://tablascreek.typepad.com/tablas/2018/05/consumers-dont-really-understand-the-difference-between-organic-and-biodynamic.html

11 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GIN

To correct that, 11 facts about gin that might reintroduce you to a spirit worth knowing.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-gin/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2b58558a5a-May_15_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2b58558a5a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2b58558a5a-38937345&mc_cid=2b58558a5a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

HOW WINE BRICKS SAVED THE U.S. WINE INDUSTRY DURING PROHIBITION

When Prohibition finally went into effect on January 16, 1920, those who owned American vineyards for the sole purpose of turning those grapes into wine faced a dilemma: tear up the vines and plant something else, or try and find a way to still make a profit from the grapes with the hope that ban on booze didn’t last very long.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-wine-bricks-saved-the-u-s-wine-industry-during-prohibition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2b58558a5a-May_15_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2b58558a5a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2b58558a5a-38937345&mc_cid=2b58558a5a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Small Wineries Hoping for Tax Cuts Face Massive Tax Hikes Instead

Last year’s big tax bill included excise-tax cuts for American wineries, but an error means many now face a potential tax hike

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Small-Wineries-Hoping-for-Tax-Cuts-Face-Massive-Tax-Hikes-Instead

Syphon Kickstarts Its Argon-Injecting Wine Preserver

Sometimes at the end of a long day, you want a nice glass of red wine to relax. The trouble is, once you uncork that Cabernet, you’re suddenly in a race against time before it goes bad.

https://thespoon.tech/syphon-kickstarts-its-argon-injecting-wine-preserver/

The wooden barrel’s storied history with beer, wine and spirits

Wooden casks have been used for thousands of years and lend unique characteristics to beverages

http://www.nrn.com/beverage-trends/wooden-barrel-s-storied-history-beer-wine-and-spirits

To freeze or not to freeze?

Does freezing wine hurt wine? It depends.

http://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20180515/clemens-wine-to-freeze-or-not-to-freeze

Get to Know Austria’s Wine Regions

Austrian wines might be dominated by Niederösterreich’s vineyards of Grüner Veltliner, but for a small country, there’s a lot more to discover. Whether you’re looking to learn more about Vienna, Wachau or beyond, here’s the guide to better acquaint you with the regions of Austria.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/15/austrian-wine-regions/

The grape debate: Setting the record straight on natural wine

Why has there been such a significant rise the popularity of natural wine? And how does the conventional wine industry respond to this growing thirst?

https://www.goodfood.com.au/drinks/wine/setting-the-record-straight-on-natural-wine-20180511-h0zxig

Macedonian Wine Growing Regions

Producing of Macedonian wines we can split in three main wine regions

https://macedonia-timeless.com/eng/things_to_do/senses/taste/wine_andhistoryofwine/macedonian_winegrowingregions

HOW A WORLD WAR FOREVER CHANGED THE WAY FRANCE PAIRS WINE AND CHEESE

Yet the French, masters of all things cheese-related, tend to serve their cheese boards with red wines only. Comment dit-on, what gives?

https://vinepair.com/articles/red-wine-cheese-pairing-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e1fb6396a9-May_16_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e1fb6396a9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e1fb6396a9-38937345&mc_cid=e1fb6396a9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine doesn’t go with everything, and it shouldn’t have to

Contrary to what some experts claim, wine does not make everything better.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-when-wine-doesnt-go-0518-story.html

 

Want A Career In Wine? Here Are 6 Now-Hiring Jobs To Consider

Working with wine is a dream career for many—beautiful vineyards, happy customers, daily variety and, well…the wine. While it’s not easy work, it is rewarding and you may be surprised to discover the scope of potential career paths leading into the wine world

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2018/05/16/want-a-career-in-wine-here-are-6-now-hiring-jobs-to-consider/#49c5232d7431

Is wine the perfect snack food?

Wine a snack food – are you kidding? Maybe that’s stretching it a bit, but wine coupled with certain foods can indeed make for a desirable snack combination. In fact, here are some pairing ideas that can take your favorite snack to new levels of enjoyment.

http://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20180517/off-vine-is-wine-perfect-snack-food

TORRES LOSES ORGANIC CERTIFICATION IN CHINA

China has revoked the organic certification rights given to the organic certification agency Ceres’ Shanghai branch after its managing director was convicted of fraud for issuing doctored organic certification results, revoking in the process organic certifications given to seven companies including Spain’s leading wine producer Torres, in mainland China.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/china-revokes-a-shanghai-companys-organic-certification-rights/

 

 

Led By Patrón, Luxury Tequila Soars In The U.S.

The U.S. market’s luxury Tequila segment continues to surge to new heights

 

The next big trend in wine is popping up in restaurants all over the world even though it ‘smells like a barnyard,’ according to a master sommelier

Natural wine, which is made with little to no preservatives or chemicals, creates what master sommelier Alpana Singh calls a “sometimes fizzy” drink that smells “weird.” More specifically, “like a barn yard.”

http://www.businessinsider.com/natural-wine-trend-dividing-wine-community-2018-5

 

CHARCOAL WINE ‘THE FUTURE’ SAYS ARMIT FUTUROLOGIST

Charcoal-flavoured wine, edible glassware and wine bottles delivered by drone are just some of the predictions made by a futurologist on wine, as part of research commissioned by fine wine merchant Armit Wines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/charcoal-wine-the-future-says-armit-futurologist/

10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT CRISTAL

There are actually quite a lot of unknown facts behind this opulent bottle of bubbly; here are 10 of them.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-things-didnt-know-cristal-champagne/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f253c7c362-May_18_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f253c7c362-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f253c7c362-38937345&mc_cid=f253c7c362&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

SIX ITALIAN WINES MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW

Here are six other Italian wines with which most American wine drinkers are unfamiliar. Put these wines on your radar!

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/six-italian-wines-people-dont-know/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f253c7c362-May_18_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f253c7c362-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f253c7c362-38937345&mc_cid=f253c7c362&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A New Zealand winemaker introduces us to a female-focused brand

Rebecca Wiffin says this wine is all about ‘encouraging women’

https://groknation.com/home/wine-week-rebecca-wiffin-the-sisters-wine/

You’re not doing anything wrong when it comes to wine

Who needs that sort of criticism? We are judged on so many things in life. Wine should not be one of them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/youre-not-doing-anything-wrong-when-it-comes-to-wine/2018/05/18/751da808-5a14-11e8-8836-a4a123c359ab_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1fbf8c021e8d

Marijuana in the Wine Industry

Southern Glazer’s will distribute cannabis in Canada, and Constellation Brands is working on marijuana-based beverages.

Cannabis plants growing in greenhouse

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/18/marijuana-wine-industry/

‘Sweetbitter’ Author Stephanie Danler

The author, whose restaurant-world debut novel has been adapted for TV, on mentors, nicknames and how wine helped her grow up

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Wine-Talk-Stephanie-Danler-Sweetbitter

What Does “California” on a Wine Label Really Mean?

California can be used as a statewide AVA and in wines bottled under it, the grapes can be sourced from a few different vineyards that may be lower in quality. We’ll walk you through how to find excellent wines despite this confusing appellation.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/18/california-ava-wine-label/

Alcohol-Free and Nutrient-Rich, This Beer Was Designed Specifically for Cancer Patients

Mamma Beer was a very personal project for Y&R Prague’s CCO

https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/alcohol-free-and-nutrient-rich-this-beer-was-designed-specifically-for-cancer-survivors/

Spanish wine and tapas pairing guide

Planning a trip to Spain? Learn how to pair wine and tapas like a local with our expert guide, featuring advice from three of Spain’s top sommeliers…


http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/spanish-wine-tapas-pairing-guide-392802/#wDj5kSpp7EHBdtFO.99

Guide to Pairing Wine & Food

Properly pairing wine with food can truly transform a meal

http://socialvignerons.com/2015/06/22/infographic-guide-to-pairing-wine-food/

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 05-21-18

May 21, 2018

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

05-21-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

How to Judge a Wine Without Tasting It

 

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CROWN ROYAL

 

Overall alcohol e-commerce % sales and $ growth sluggish

 

AND MORE!

 

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CROWN ROYAL

Here are 10 things you should know about Crown Royal and its small kingdom of Canadian whiskies.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-facts-crown-royal-whisky-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=66ede0090a-May_07_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-66ede0090a-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-66ede0090a-38937345&mc_cid=66ede0090a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Johnnie Walker

Diageo’s Johnnie Walker will team with HBO’s Game of Thrones to debut a “White Walker” Scotch whisky this fall. While details on the upcoming product are scant, Johnnie Walker teased the launch in a short video on social media in recent days. Game of Thrones is already present in the drinks space with a series of limited edition beers produced by Duvel Moortgat’s Brewery Ommegang.

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Wine Fraud

Potential buyers must therefore look closely at pictures and online information to make an assessment of wines.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/05/a-beginner-s-guide-to-wine-fraud

 

What Does a Wine Score Tell You?

So keep on reading if you have always wondered about these scores and I will try and flush it out for you.

http://strongcoffeetoredwine.com/wine-score/

 

Art of winemaking at risk

Our warm temperatures mean that by nature we grow grapes with a lot of sugar. In winemaking, the more sugar there is in a grape – the higher the alcohol content in the wine.

https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/5382531/protecting-a-gift-of-nature-from-climate-change-issues/

 

Concern Over Accurate Labeling Grows

US trade agencies and marketers says consumer education depends on more precise labels.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/05/concern-over-accurate-labeling-grows

 

Wine And Science Blend At This Rosé Research Center In Provence

The Center for Rosé Research (Centre de Recherche et d’Expérimentation sur le Vin Rosé) is located in the small commune of Vidauban, situated in Provence in southeast France. Originated in 1999 as the first and only rosé research center in the world, it serves as a resource for rosé producers in Provence and around the globe.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2018/05/07/wine-and-science-blend-at-this-rose-research-center-in-provence/#83f15bb1c448

 

Why Moscato is Misunderstood

In recent years, Moscato has often become synonymous with cheap, sweet wine. But the Muscat grape forms a storied history behind one of Italy’s most celebrated wines, Moscato d’Asti. Here’s why you should give it another chance.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/07/moscato-misunderstood/

 

Baskin-Robbins Raises a Glass to Summer with its First-Ever Wine and Ice Cream Pairings

New pairings and Floral Stripe Cake give new ways to celebrate

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https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/baskin-robbins-raises-a-glass-to-summer-with-its-first-ever-wine-and-ice-cream-pairings-300643103.html

WHAT IS THE WINE AROMA WHEEL?

The Wine Aroma Wheel is an incredible tool to learn about wines and enhance one’s ability to describe the complexity of flavor in red and white wines.

https://www.winearomawheel.com

Pernod Ricard launches limited-edition Absolut America

US-inspired Absolut bottle design and will donate part of its profits to the Keep America Beautiful organisation.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/05/pernod-ricard-launches-limited-edition-absolut-america/

THE ICONIC CHEESES OF ITALY

Report: JAPANESE WHISKY MIGHT SOON BE EXTINCT

Empty shelves have become the norm at Japanese liquor stores that stock Hibiki, Yamazaki and other premium Japanese whiskies.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/japanese-whisky-shortage/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cc02f85306-May_08_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cc02f85306-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-cc02f85306-38937345&mc_cid=cc02f85306&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Understanding the Legal Issues Around Cannabis-Infused Alcoholic Drinks

An industry lawyer discusses what brands need to know about using cannabis, CBD, THC, and hemp derivatives

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-legal-issues-facing-cannabis-infused-alcoholic-drinks/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=62739343&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9syrQf97DJzb98nxfhJR8xQYhJUzOGKxyhHkVBx3axD2Gx44rWqDP0G4wvVKXEEHF0sR-26_zoMrFJxHkz9tm2jambmBZhRl7v4pCiokMvEZlpDoA&_hsmi=62739496

World’s First Open-Source Winery Launches in Argentina

Featuring live data and a wine-backed cryptocurrency asset, the project is a new model for transparency and traceability

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/worlds-first-open-source-winery-launches-in-argentina/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=62739343&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9syrQf97DJzb98nxfhJR8xQYhJUzOGKxyhHkVBx3axD2Gx44rWqDP0G4wvVKXEEHF0sR-26_zoMrFJxHkz9tm2jambmBZhRl7v4pCiokMvEZlpDoA&_hsmi=62739496

Strategies For Clearing The Shelves Of Slow Movers

Dealing with the slow-movers, those wines that should be selling well but aren’t, is a challenge that every retailer faces. And it’s a challenge that is even more daunting if you still have cases in back.

https://www.beveragemedia.com/2018/05/04/light-a-fire-under-it/

 

The Pale and Uninteresting Problem with Rosé

Rosé is still incredibly popular, but wineries need to be careful not to turn consumers off with substandard wines.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/05/the-pale-and-uninteresting-problem-with-rose?h=1

 

Today’s wine consumer wants more direct engagement

Here are three things consumers are seeking from wine producers:

#1 Entertaining, Educational and Experiential Experiences with Wine Brands

#2 Wine Brands that are Committed to Sustainability

#3 Wine Brands that offer Personalisation and Customisation

http://winetitles.com.au/todays-wine-consumer-wants-more-direct-engagement/

We don’t want our wines to taste nicer, but truer

Often these consumers are presented with a range of wines and asked to state a preference. Which tastes nicest?

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/longer-articles/we-dont-want-our-wines-to-taste-nicer-but-truer

These 5 Wineries Prove That Asia’s Wine Scene Is Worth Exploring

Asia may not exactly be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of wine. However, there are in fact plenty of wineries in the region that produce delicious vino capable of competing at the highest level

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tarandipkaur/2018/05/09/love-vino-here-are-5-wineries-you-could-visit-in-asia/#18bc7a57352b

How to Pair Wine With Breakfast

Please do not drink a mimosa with a lumberjack breakfast — that’s just not the way things are done

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/05/best-wine-pairing-breakfast-brunch.html

Barefoot Wine’s New Canned Wine Spritzers Are Perfect For All Your Summer Parties On The Go

The wine spritzers come in five varieties, four of which were previously available in bottles.

IN STOCK!

https://www.bustle.com/p/barefoot-wines-new-canned-wine-spritzers-are-perfect-for-all-your-summer-parties-on-the-go-9021103

 

SIX ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR BUYING CHEESE FOR A PARTY LIKE A PRO

So, you’re the lucky devil who gets to bring cheese to the party. Congratulations! You officially have the most fun assignment.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-tips-how-much-shop-cheese-party/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9b906c2d55-May_09_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9b906c2d55-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-9b906c2d55-38937345&mc_cid=9b906c2d55&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Whistle Pig

Vermont’s WhistlePig Rye Whiskey has launched FarmStock Rye Crop No. 002, the company’s annual limited edition blend. This year’s iteration ups the amount of “Triple Terroir” whiskey—juice distilled from Vermont rye, proofed with estate well water, and aged in Vermont oak—to 32%, and balances the 2-year-old rye with 6-year-old MGP rye (45%), and 10-year-old rye from Alberta Distillers (23%). WhistlePig FarmStock Rye Crop No. 002 is available now in limited quantities across the U.S. at a suggested price of $73.

 

 

Why alcohol health warning labels are a good idea: findings from the latest Global Drug Survey

Drink-driving and drinking while pregnant are socially unacceptable in many countries, yet when it comes to other alcohol-related health risks, public awareness is low.

https://theconversation.com/why-alcohol-health-warning-labels-are-a-good-idea-findings-from-the-latest-global-drug-survey-95475

 

What’s the best way of choosing and serving rosé wine?

As soon as the hot weather hits us we all check to see how much rosé is in the fridge. Or head to the nearest bar to while away the evening in front of an ice bucket or two. But have you ever noticed how poor the rosé selection is on most wine lists?

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/best-choosing-serving-rose-wine/

Wine in a keg? There’s more to it than meets the eye

Ecofass-Vin is wine on tap, thanks to a keg. The keg preserves the taste and quality of the wine while also providing a more ecological approach. One barrel of 20 liters replaces 30 glass bottles of wine, requires less space to store, and saves on recycling of corks, labels and wine boxes – which translates to a lower carbon footprint overall.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4088322.html

The Unwritten Rules of Tasting Room Etiquette

Showing up in a party bus, making faces after sampling a wine or bragging about your 4,000-bottle cellar will not put you in the good graces of any winery. Here are tips on how to avoid the most irksome tasting room behavior.

Male vintner pouring red wine in winery barrel room

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/08/rules-tasting-room-etiquette/

Is Wine Vegetarian, Vegan or Neither?

A beverage made from pressed grapes must be vegetarian, right? Well, some winemaking techniques can make certain bottles a no-go for the animal-friendly crowd. Learn how animal derivatives end up in your wine, and how to spot vegetarian- and vegan-friendly wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/09/vegetarian-vegan-wine/

 

How to Drink Natural Wine Like Someone Who Knows What They’re Doing

Seriously talking about wine without sounding like the worst person ever is a very delicate dance; the risk heightens even further when you delve into the world of natural wine

https://www.gq.com/story/natural-wine-advice-eric-wareheim

 

 

Eagles unveil commemorative Super Bowl wines

The team has partnered with Mano’s Wine, a Kansas City, Mo.-based winery, to make “Championship Red” and “Championship Bubbly,” which are available to purchase online now.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/eagles-wine-manos-super-bowl-championship-red-20180509.html

 

What drives people to make wine?

In Europe, religion has played a direct role in the growth of vineyards – from the first communities of monks in the 6th century through to the famous settlements of Cluny and Cîteaux in the 10th and 12th centuries and beyond.


http://www.decanter.com/magazine/anson-why-make-wine-392180/#ZpQ4kxzzBfQ15fzw.99

Tips for saving money on wine

Americans spend more than $60 billion a year on wine, and if you’re one of the millions who enjoy a little vino – you’ll want these tips for saving serious money on it.

http://www.fox19.com/story/38151441/tips-for-saving-money-on-wine

 

How to train your nose for wine – the kit that helps you become an expert taster

A good sense of smell is essential for wine tasters, and Frenchman Jean Lenoir’s aroma quiz can help beginners develop it

http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/2145455/how-train-your-nose-wine-kit-helps-you-become

 

Treat yourself to the charms of a half-bottle of wine

This is for all the single people, all those who sometimes find themselves alone during mealtime. It could be that you live alone or that you’re traveling alone, miles into a solo journey and holed up in a could-be-anywhere hotel — and you’re fine with that. These are your opportunities to acquaint yourself with the charms of the half-bottle of wine.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-half-bottles-wine-0511-story.html

 

Ex-Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe says he’ll develop a Terry Rozier-inspired wine

Bledsoe and Rozier have become friends during the playoffs

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-playoffs-ex-patriots-quarterback-drew-bledsoe-says-hell-develop-a-terry-rozier-inspired-wine/

10 Cheap Wines That Taste Expensive

Or at least they’ll fool your friends who think they know what expensive wine tastes like.

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/g19734826/best-cheap-wines/

Overall alcohol e-commerce % sales and $ growth sluggish – Nielsen

New Hampshire Lowers the Boom on Wine Shipping

If shipped directly to consumers, are still taxed but the state is nonetheless still losing money on them. He estimates that there are approximately 80 retailers shipping in product that is already on the shelves, which adds up to a loss of $3-4 million in lost annual revenue. He estimates the total value of product shipped into the state costs the state $11-12m a year.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/05/new-hampshire-lowers-the-boom-on-wine-shipping

Can You Judge a Wine By the Shape of Its Bottle?

A curiously shaped bottle can be more than a gimmick—it can offer clues to the flavor and quality of the wine inside. Lettie Teague tried buying wines based on shape and found a few as interesting as the bottles they came in

https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-you-judge-a-wine-by-the-shape-of-its-bottle-1525970180

How to Judge a Wine Without Tasting It

An economist’s method predicts a vintage’s quality using only statistics. Why hasn’t it caught on?

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-05-10/how-to-judge-wine-without-tasting-it

SUNTORY LAUNCHES CLEAR NON-ALCOHOLIC ‘BEER’ FOR OFFICE DRINKING

Japanese drinks giant Suntory is launching a clear, non-alcoholic ‘beer’ packaged in a plastic bottle which it hopes will be particularly popular with office workers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/05/suntory-launches-clear-non-alcoholic-beer-for-office-drinking/

How Wineries Take Advantage of Big Data (or Any Data)
“Data analysis is what the ‘big guys’ do, but not here. We’re just farmers.”
https://www.winesandvines.com/features/article/198279/How%20Wineries%20Take%20Advantage%20of%20Big%20Data%20%28or%20Any%20Data%29

 

Canned wine: explosive growth from tiny revenue base. Other alt-packaging also growing strongly

 

French Wine & Cheese Pairing

In a fruitful collaboration with Andrew at HisandHerwine.com, Social Vignerons is giving you examples of how the incredible variety of French cheese can marry and sublime some of the most popular regional French grape varieties and blends.

http://socialvignerons.com/2015/01/15/infographic-french-wine-cheese-pairing/

 

Italian Wine & Cheese Pairings

The variety in Italian wine is famously enormous. So many different grape varieties made in different areas and villages.

But the variety in cheese is just as astonishing.

http://socialvignerons.com/2015/01/30/infographic-italian-wine-cheese-pairing-part-1/

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 05-14-18

May 14, 2018

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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05-14-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Why Are Alcoholic Drinks Called ‘Booze’?

Here Are America’s Most Popular Beer Brands

Busting Common Myths About Rosé Wine

 

AND MORE!

 

New UFO Beer

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

IN STOCK!

 

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

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

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

 

The Next Big Thing in Beaujolais

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

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

 

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

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

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

BOB DYLAN UNVEILS HEAVEN’S DOOR WHISKEY BRAND

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

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

How much wine is sold in grocery stores?

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

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

The world’s biggest wine producers in 2018

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

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

Prosecco: What it is and what it isn’t

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

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

 

Württemberg: The Insider Hotspot for German Red Wines

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Decanter launches wine learning app

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


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

Delicious, Simple Homemade Dandelion Wine Recipe

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

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

Jack Daniel’s launches Around the Barrel podcast

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

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

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

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

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

Researchers are creating an antidote for alcohol poisoning

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

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

Why Change?

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

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

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

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

New Study Refutes The ‘Wine Will Kill You’ Nonsense

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Five ways Framingham MA’s liquor license regulations could change

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

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

 

Here Are America’s Most Popular Beer Brands

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Busting Common Myths About Rosé Wine

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

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

TURNS OUT, WINE IS GOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN

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

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

 

Online Wine Sales Skyrocket in US

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

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

 

Wealthier People Are Replacing Wine With Cannabis

Healthy consumers are putting down the bottle for bud.

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

 

PREPARING WINE FOR BOTTLING

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

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

 

Why Swiss Wines Continue To Impress

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

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

 

How to Saber a Bottle of Sparkling Wine

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

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

 

THE ICONIC CHEESES OF FRANCE

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

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

 

Why Are Alcoholic Drinks Called ‘Booze’?

The term has a few origin stories.

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

 

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

 

NZ VITICULTURAL TECHNIQUE COULD COMBAT EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING

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

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

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

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

https://dropitwine.com

Top Trends Of The American Wine Consumer

 

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