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How To Make A Cheesecake Cocktail

Beer. Rimming. Are You In or Out?

Italian Wine Cooperatives

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, wine cooperatives are made of up individual owners of vineyards that grow grapes and collaborate to produce wines together.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2020/01/Wine-Cooperatives-of-Italy-with-Val-dOca.html?m=1

 

STAND WITH CRAFT BEER!

The two bills we have put forward this year work to clearly define the relationship between craft brewers and their wholesalers.

https://massbrewersguild.org/take-action

 

Why Central Europeans Heat Their Beer With a Bierwärmer

Called a bierwärmer in German, or the slightly harder-to-pronounce ohříváček in Czech, a beer warmer is “a narrow metal tube with a hanger

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-bierwarmer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=36d61f21e4-FEB_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-36d61f21e4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-36d61f21e4-38937345&mc_cid=36d61f21e4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Is Canada the New Napa?

The land of Mounties and maple syrup has begun producing serious wine.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/a30316108/canada-new-napa/

 

What is the Sirtfood Diet?

Being encouraged to eat cocoa, and drink red wine and coffee. The Sirtfood Diet seems like it could be too good to be true

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2020/02/03/sirtfood-diet-plan-phases-red-wine-cocoa-what-are-sirtfoods/4465136002/

 

Kansas City Chiefs World Champions Etched Wine

Each bottle is deep etched and hand-painted by talented artisans.

https://manoswine.com/collections/kansas-city-chiefs/products/kansas-city-chiefs-liv-champions-wine

 

What can the wine industry learn from craft beer?

The U.S. wine industry will face challenges over the next five years as it searches for ways to convince a new generation to drink wine.

https://www.farmprogress.com/commentary/what-can-wine-industry-learn-craft-beer

 

New Bourbon

NFL legend Terry Bradshaw is launching his own Bourbon brand. Bottled at 51.9% abv, Terry Bradshaw Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is sourced from an unnamed third-generation master distiller and will roll out nationally in the coming months, retailing at $40 a 750-ml. The brand is a collaboration between Bradshaw and Silver Screen Bottling Company, which has also partnered on spirits labels with franchises like Showtime series Ray Donovan, Star Trek, and the movie Predator.

 

Are you ready for the cyclical downturn in the US wine market?

We need some insight into what has happened in the past and how it might relate to the near future.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2020/02/are-you-reaady-for-cyclical-downturn-in.html

 

It’s time to drink more f#%king Merlot

While Merlot has slipped from consumer consciousness over the past 15 years – though to be clear it remains among the most consumed wines in the U.S.

https://www.wawinereport.com/2020/02/its-time-to-drink-more-fking-merlot.html

 

Sol Limón y Sal launches in the U.S.

Sol Limón y Sal, the No. 1-selling limón y sal beer in Mexico, will “unlock a complete set of new fans” for the Sol franchise in the U.S.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/news/sol-limon-y-sal-launches-us?sf229505943=1

 

Winemakers plea for right to sell Prosecco

The right to produce and label wine Prosecco, a popular grape variety which originated in Italy and is now booming in Australia

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/the-economy/we-don-t-want-to-be-sold-out-winemakers-plea-for-right-to-sell-prosecco-20200202-p53wyv.html?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=6067881911-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_03_10_45&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-6067881911-64683881

 

IDAHO: A WINE SCENE TO WATCH

Idaho is typically known for its breath-taking, mountainous views as well as leading the US potato production

https://www.wineintelligence.com/idaho-a-wine-scene-to-watch/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=6067881911-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_03_10_45&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-6067881911-64683881

 

The History of Ice in Your Drink

Ice and iced drinks have actually gone through numerous changes, especially over the past two centuries.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ice-in-drinks-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f4678f5076-FEB_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f4678f5076-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f4678f5076-38937345&mc_cid=f4678f5076&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Get the Most Out of Peated Scotch, From Cocktails to Cooking

The complex, smoky notes that typify the category are polarizing on their own, and can easily overpower other spirits and modifiers when mixed in cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/peated-scotch-cocktails-food-pairing-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f4678f5076-FEB_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f4678f5076-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f4678f5076-38937345&mc_cid=f4678f5076&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

10 Things You Should Know About Svedka Vodka

Before you buy your next bottle, read on for nine more things you should know about Svedka.

https://vinepair.com/articles/svedka-vodka-flavors-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f4678f5076-FEB_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f4678f5076-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f4678f5076-38937345&mc_cid=f4678f5076&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Beer. Rimming. Are You In or Out?

Beers with everything from chocolate marshmallows to gummy bears to Nutella.

https://www.westword.com/restaurants/colorado-breweries-are-rimming-their-beers-11616600

 

Looking at cannabis-infused beverages

Have you had any of these drinks? Did you enjoy the flavor? What’s your opinion?

https://www.masslive.com/food/2020/02/beer-nut-looking-at-cannabis-infused-beverages.html

 

Attleboro MA police searching for two suspected thieves with expensive taste in liquor

Police say two men have expensive taste in liquor but are fraudulently buying the booze.

https://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/attleboro-police-searching-for-two-suspected-thieves-with-expensive-taste/article_c3a6fe5b-1e36-5250-ad6f-6558e03e8da8.html

This Largely Unknown Wine Grape Produces an Underrated Red
Have you ever heard of Rebo?

https://www.papercitymag.com/restaurants/rebo-wine-italian-red-trenbtino-province-underrated/

BORDEAUX WINE TRADE DEMANDS €300M COMPENSATION FOR US TARIFFS

According to the Bordeaux Interprofessional Wine Council (CIVB), exports of Bordeaux wines to the US fell by 46% in value and by 24% in volume since October 2019.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/bordeaux-wine-trade-demands-e300m-compensation-for-us-tariffs/

3 Ways To Decant Wine (Plus, Hyper Decanting!)

Hyper Decanter: Essentially, you’re mixing wine in a blender! After watching the video, you might want to think twice before trying this at home.

https://winefolly.com/tips/3-ways-to-decant-wine-hyper-decanting/?utm_campaign=decanting-video-vinturi-advertisement&utm_medium=promo-email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

JAMESON ‘DEEPENS CONNECTION’ WITH SHOPPERS WITH SMART-TECH BOTTLES FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY

The neck of the bottle includes a QR code, which customers can scan on their own smartphones to access the online “design experience”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/jameson-deepens-connection-with-shoppers-with-smart-tech-bottles-for-st-patricks-day/

Get Over It! Boxed Wine Is Better Than Bottled

In reality, though, boxed wine is often a smarter, more sustainable and in some cases tastier option. Here’s why.

https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/boxed-wine.htm

A study identifies 17 key compounds in wine aromas

University in Romania identified a total of 17 key compounds in the aroma of red wine, made from a red grape variety harvested in the wine region in northeast Romania.

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-key-compounds-wine-aromas.html

The shelter giving wine to alcoholics

The aim is to stabilise people’s addiction, stop them from drinking paint thinner and hand sanitiser, stop them passing out on the streets, and give them some dignity, says Dr Jeff Turnbull.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-51279255

Wine Dogs Sniff Out Contaminated Barrels

Bay Area wineries are relying on specialized dogs to sniff out wine contaminated with cork taint

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/4432182-wine-dogs-sniff-out-contaminated-barrels/

Instant Pot Red Wine Beef Roast

Instant Pot Red Wine Beef Roast is a quick recipe to make compared to its stovetop and crockpot versions

https://sweetandsavorymeals.com/instant-pot-red-wine-beef-roast/

Which Are The Best Markets For American Wine?

These are uncertain times for American wine exporters, particularly in China, but there are always opportunities.

https://sommelierschoiceawards.com/en/blog/insights-1/which-are-the-best-markets-for-american-wine-196.htm

Organically Sonoma Launches

A new website designed to help consumers and wine professionals find estate wines from certified organic vines from Sonoma’s leading vintners.

https://organicallysonoma.com/

CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE 2019 Report:

As of December 2019, 149 wineries producing over 85% of California’s total wine production (255 million cases) and 2,097 vineyards farming 29% of statewide wine acreage (184,818 acres) are CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE.

https://mailchi.mp/wineinstitute/certified-sustainable-2019-report-757013?e=33b247bfac

What do you know about wine?

Consumers are getting more involved with the wine category – and yet their wine knowledge is decreasing. How can this be?

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2020/02/04/Wine-and-smartphones-The-phenomenon-of-cognitive-offloading

 

The Lebanese Wine Renaissance

Even if you’re not an aficionado of Middle Eastern wines, you may have heard of Chateau Musar.

https://www.foodandwine.com/travel/lebanon-new-wine-generation

 

Unraveling the Master Sommelier Exam Cheating Scandal

More than a year after the scandal that rocked the wine world in 2018, candidates and Master Sommeliers are still fighting for change

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/unraveling-the-master-sommelier-exam-cheating-scandal/

 

Thinking about taking a break from alcohol? Here’s how to cut back or quit

So what are the best strategies to take a break from drinking?

https://theconversation.com/thinking-about-taking-a-break-from-alcohol-heres-how-to-cut-back-or-quit-130952

 

Why ‘Mommy Juice’ Is Total BS

It’s an easy and much-needed way for women to eke out some time to relax while doing the relentless work of raising young kids

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mommy-wine-culture-drinking-self-care_l_5e3475e9c5b6f2623328fc0d?guccounter=1

 

Retailer Association Applauds Introduction of Bill to Allow Rhode Island Wine Shipments

Senate Bill 2097, which proposes to legalize wine shipments to Rhode Islanders from out-of-state wine stores and wine clubs.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/02/04/retailer-association-applauds-introduction-of-bill-to-allow-rhode-island-wine-shipments?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=543e3acdd9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_04_11_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-543e3acdd9-64683881

 

CHABLIS RISKS LOSING ‘BOURGOGNE’ AOC IN INAO SHAKE UP

The areas in question include the whole of Chablis, six communes around Dijon and 23 communes in Châtillonais, an area northwest of Dijon which is the primary production area for Crémant de Bourgogne.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/chablis-risks-losing-bourgogne-aoc-in-inao-shake-up/

 

CHANGYU LAUNCHES BARREL-AGED WHITE CABERNET

The unusual wine, which spends a year in French oak, was made at Changyu’s estate in northwest China from the free-run juice of small, thick-skinned Cabernet Sauvignon grapes harvested from 12-year-old vines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/changyu-launches-barrel-aged-white-cabernet/

 

What you should know about wine trends

Online sales allow millennials to chat with experts, and watch videos, about the products in advance.

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/life/columnists/2020/02/05/robert-russell-what-one-should-know-wine-trends/4646092002/

Why Is Everyone So Obsessed with Funky Wine?

10 wines that smell like a horse and taste like heaven.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/why-is-everyone-so-obsessed-with-funky-wine

The Reason Why Wine Bottles Have Dents in the Bottom

The dimple rising up the floor of your wine bottle is actually called a punt.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/beverages/the-reason-why-wine-bottles-have-dents-in-the-bottom/ar-BBZCcsG

A Quick Guide to Wine Bottle Sizes, Shapes, and Names

Check out the names for the various bottle sizes as well as an explanation for why some look the way they do.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/wine-bottle-size-shape-guide/

A Quick and Easy Guide to Michigan Wine

Michigan is the nation’s sixth-largest producer of wine.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/michigan-wine-guide/

Restaurant Wine Lists Are Complicated, and Shouldn’t Be

Unfortunately, there are many wine lists floating around out there that seem to revel in being inscrutable to all but the most sophisticated and educated wine drinkers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-read-wine-list/

SEAFOOD AND WINE PAIRING 101

Many of us enjoy a glass of wine with our seafood, but may not know what wines work best with what dish.

https://nourish.schnucks.com/articles/seafood-and-wine-pairing/

 

Constellation Extends Cooper & Thief With Brandy Barrel Aged Pinot

With spirits barrel aged wines enjoying growth in the U.S., Constellation Brands is extending its Cooper & Thief label with a Brandy Barrel Aged Pinot Noir.

Launching nationwide in April, the new entry will retail at $30 a 750-ml. and joins a Red Blend aged in ex-Bourbon barrels ($30), a Sauvignon Blanc aged in ex-Tequila barrels ($30), and the luxury Cooper & Thief Cabernet Sauvignon—a Napa Valley Cabernet aged in ex-High West whiskey barrels ($60)—in the range. The new Pinot Noir, which also includes small amounts of other varietals like Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot, was rested in ex-brandy barrels for two and a half months and carries an abv of 16%.

 

Apothic Launches First Varietal Wine

The Cab will only be available briefly in stores nationwide now until bottles sell out.

IN STOCK!

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=225691

 

Riboli Family Eyes 3-Million-Case Mark For Stella Rosa This Year

Since 2016, Stella Rosa has nearly doubled in size and become the top imported wine brand by volume in the U.S. market’s $10 and up segment

https://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2020/02/05/24772/riboli-family-eyes-3-million-case-mark-for-stella-rosa-this-year/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=2cfa336787-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_05_10_41&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-2cfa336787-64683881

DTC WINE SHIPPING SLOWS IN US AS MARKET MATURES

This follows a slow decline over the last four years, with 2016 seeing the greatest growth of 18.5%, on volumes up 17.1%. The five-year average growth was 14%, with volumes growth rate of around 13%.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/dtc-wine-shipping-slows-in-us-market-as-market-matures/

WINE PICKER FOUNDERS LAUNCH FOOD ALLERGY ‘E-WAITER’

The digital service, called Restaurants Solutions (sic.), will give restaurants expert guidance on food allergies, allowing them to plan their menus and train staff accordingly.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/wine-picker-founders-launch-food-allergy-e-waiter/

Bizarre Facts About Wine and Your Sex Drive

Why is Wine and Sex a Thing?

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/wine-sex-drive-match/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

This Pin Is a Quiet Way to Say You’re Not Drinking

The Pin is a tool; a simple, identifiable symbol that when worn expresses the intention to not drink

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/939kea/the-pin-project-is-a-quiet-way-to-say-youre-not-drinking-sober-curious

Wine Trends as Predicted By a Wine Expert

2020 Trends

https://www.sfweekly.com/dining/eat/wine-trends-as-predicted-by-a-wine-expert/

 

Wine grape growers lose labor to cannabis farms

A number of people leaving their vineyard jobs for the higher pay and better working conditions many cannabis growers offer

https://thesungazette.com/article/news/2020/02/05/wine-grape-growers-are-losing-labor-to-commercial-cannabis-farms/

RED WINE BUCATINI WITH PANCETTA AND PARMESAN

Red wine pasta might be a game changer

https://www.howsweeteats.com/2020/02/red-wine-pasta/

 

The Influence of Alcohol Content on Aroma Release in Wine Tasting

How one perceives the aromas/flavors of the wine in the mouth via retronasal mechanisms is complicated

http://www.academicwino.com/2020/02/alcohol-aroma.html/

 

Wine Has a Design Problem

There’s lots of information about wine that people want or need to know before they will make a purchase, but not all of it needs to be displayed all at once.

https://medium.com/@rs_flinn/wine-has-a-design-problem-d44de1b7768e

 

Funk is the New Black

The fact that fermented grape juice can smell like bacon, sweaty saddles or decomposed leaves is a source of endless fascination. Lemon zest is lovely but doesn’t scream originality.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/02/06/funk-is-the-new-black/

 

Wine Lovers Embrace Breakthrough Loyalty Program’s Generous Reward Opportunities

The loyalty program is something of a love letter to the entire wine industry as it rewards wine lovers for their allegiance to the category of wine rather than to any one specific brand or merchant.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wine-lovers-embrace-breakthrough-loyalty-programs-generous-reward-opportunities-301000284.html?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=ef6ddd6b04-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_06_11_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-ef6ddd6b04-64683881

Pairing Champagne with Traditional Chinese Cuisine

For sure this fine sparkling wine can very much pair itself with finer Chinese cuisine and especially dishes that are authentic.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/pairing-champagne-with-traditional-chinese-cuisine/

How To Make A Cheesecake Cocktail

If you are looking to do something special then why not try making a Cheesecake Cocktail with an award winning Sparkling Wine.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/how-to-make-a-cheesecake-cocktail/

How to Make Green Beer for Your St. Patrick’s Day Party

Why not learn how to make green beer yourself so that you can festively sip on a pint of your favorite brew?

https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/a30795445/how-to-make-green-beer/

After the Civil War, Moonshiners and Soldiers Went Head-to-Head in Brooklyn’s ‘Whiskey Wars’

Americans living in the frontier territories viewed whiskey as a barterable commodity akin to currency. Any federal tax was considered to be a direct infringement on their economic livelihood.

https://vinepair.com/articles/brooklyn-whiskey-wars-1800s/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b4dd342547-FEB_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b4dd342547-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b4dd342547-38937345&mc_cid=b4dd342547&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

This is How Much a Bottle of Wine Costs in Your State

10 zip codes in each state and averaged them together to determine which states are the cheapest and most expensive to purchase wine.

https://housemethod.com/lifestyle/wine-cost-state/

How feasible is biodynamic wine production?

The subject of biodynamic practices in wine is a divisive one.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/how-feasible-biodynamic-wine-production

Glass Waste, What Winery Doesn’t Have This Issue?

Nearly 60% of carbon emissions in the wine industry are caused by manufacturing and hauling glass.

https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2020/02/07/end-of-waste-foundation-glass-waste-what-winery-doesnt-have-this-issue/

An example of why smelling a wine cork matters

Between 3.5 to 6% of wines I have opened for review appeared to be contaminated by TCA or a contaminant with a similar presentation.

https://www.wawinereport.com/2020/02/an-example-of-why-smelling-wine-cork.html

Unravelling regional typicality of Shiraz

Shiraz wines have chemical ‘fingerprints’ that are specific to their region – despite variations in the natural condition of vineyards and human interventions in the winery – new research confirms.

https://www.wineaustralia.com/news/articles/unravelling-regional-typicality-of-shiraz

 

This One Chart Shows How Mexican Beer Conquered America’s Thirst for Imported Beer

Mexico remained the top source of U.S. beer imports in 2019, with a customs value over twice that of all other imports combined.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/rising-mexican-beer-imports-us/

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Greek Wine

For many Americans especially, this ancient land is affiliated with little more than a piney-flavored Retsina or two, available in the “world” section of your supermarket or liquor store.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/greek-wine-guide/

 

 

A critic and a somm discuss the art of exceptional wine service

Give the somm a chance to delight you, to surprise you.

https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2020-02-08/tasting-notes-wine-service-kae-whalen-kismet

 

How To Find Out Who Produced That ‘Special’ Wine Club Wine

Information on a wine label can answer the question, “Who produced the wine?” but it can also obscure.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2020/02/08/how-to-find-out-who-produced-that-special-wine-club-wine/#99eea9d5fb14

 

Cat pee to burning tires: Winemakers tackle the stinky vintage challenge

No doubt about it, some wines stink.

https://www.taosnews.com/stories/cat-pee-to-burning-tires,62195

 

Best 7 Wines For Cooking

A layperson can feel overwhelmed and confused, not knowing what kind is right for what.

https://southfloridareporter.com/best-7-wines-for-cooking/

 

Drinking Champagne is Key to Living a Long Life, Says 108-Year Old Woman

Want to live past 100? Forget the healthy eating and endless hours on the treadmill, just head to your local wine store and pick up some bubbles.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/champagne-key-to-long-life/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pagepost

 

 

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Moderation and Drinking Across Categories on the Rise

A complete guide to vegan alcohol

6 of the Best Hot Cocktails to Ward Off the Winter Chill

7.5 Common Mistakes People Make With Champagne

The most common as well as the more important ones which we must try to avoid.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/7-5-common-mistakes-people-make-with-champagne/

6 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE MARTINI

“It’s likely the cocktail came to be in several places at once, as soon as bartenders figured out that gin and vermouth went nicely together.”

https://www-liquor-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.liquor.com/articles/martini-facts/amp/

Does Beer on Draft Actually Taste Better?

The answer, it turns out, isn’t so clear cut. Style — specifically when it relates to a beer’s hop content — influences the shelf life of a beer, as does packaging.

https://gearpatrol.com/2020/01/26/is-draft-beer-better/

HARIBO TAKES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST ALCOHOLIC SWEETS FIRM

Haribo’s lawyers asked the Spanish company to transfer ownership of its domain name, ositosconalcohol.com, to the Germany confectionary giant.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/haribo-takes-legal-action-against-alcoholic-sweets-firm/

Sous Vide Homebrewing Is an Inexpensive Way to Improve Your Beer

One emerging method that’s catching on in the homebrewer circuit is sous vide homebrewing, which, depending on your budget, is a relatively affordable way to up your homebrewing game.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sous-vide-homebrewing/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bdde6058d2-JAN_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bdde6058d2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-bdde6058d2-38937345&mc_cid=bdde6058d2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The 3 Best Ways to Clean Your Wine Decanter

Your dishwasher is not an appropriate vessel for cleaning your decanter.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-clean-wine-decanter-best-guide-stains/

New Tin Cup

Colorado-based Tincup whiskey, part of the Proximo Spirits portfolio, has announced a new extension, Tincup Rye. The three-year-old straight rye whiskey is bottled at 45% abv and is rolling out now across the U.S. Accompanying the launch is a new ad campaign titled “Partner in Adventure” which highlights Tincup’s Colorado heritage. Tincup Rye joins the company’s original and 10-year-old releases and will retail for around $30 a 750-ml.

New Allagash Organic Beer

Portland, Maine-based Allagash Brewing has debuted its first certified organic beer. The new brew, Crosspath, is a Belgian-style golden ale brewed with Maine-grown oats, buckwheat, base malt, hops, and GrandyOats Granola. Crosspath is debuting in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans and on draft across the entirety of Allagash’s 17-state footprint beginning in March. Allagash is the 30th-largest craft brewer in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association.

Has the battle for Italian wine in high-traffic retail been lost?

There are several factors which caused this concentration of limited variety in the high-traffic retail

https://acevola.blogspot.com/2020/01/has-battle-for-italian-wine-in-high.html

All You Need To Know About Ice Wine and Its Unique Facts

It is certainly a wine treasure because ice wines are only made in countries with suitable winter temperature.

https://sommelierschoiceawards.com/en/blog/insights-1/all-you-need-to-know-about-ice-wine-and-its-unique-facts-175.htm

Fruit-forward Keylightful primed for a March debut

The new beer, which is set to debut in 12-packs and 30-packs of 12-ounce cans, is intended to go head-to-head with Natural Light’s Naturdays, a fruit-flavored light beer launched in 2019 that shot up Nielsen’s Top 10 Growth Brands list and remained there for much of the year.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/news/fruit-forward-keylightful-primed-march-debut

The History of German Riesling

The grape didn’t become “noble” overnight.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/08/the-history-of-german-riesling/

 

US states do not import wine from the same places

Interesting to look at the data regarding which wines are preferentially imported into which states of the USA.

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2020/01/us-states-do-not-import-wine-from-same.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%253A%2BTheWineGourd%2B%2528The%2BWine%2BGourd%2529

 

 

Department Stores Are Betting on Booze to Boost Retail

A bar means people are spending more time within your walls

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-23/luxury-department-stores-are-betting-on-booze-to-boost-retail

 

How to Elevate Wine Service in a Casual Setting

Top wine professionals share key strategies for maintaining high-quality service without the fuss

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-to-elevate-wine-service-in-a-casual-setting/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=0130ab0dcd-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_27_10_36&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-0130ab0dcd-64683881

 

Why are wine bottles all pretty much the same shape and color?

Next time you pour a glass of wine, raise a toast to Sir Kenelm Digby, rightly described by the biographer, John Aubrey, as ‘the most accomplished Cavalier of his time’.

https://www.countrylife.co.uk/food-drink/210679-210679?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=0130ab0dcd-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_27_10_36&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-0130ab0dcd-64683881

 

An argument for heavy wine bottles

Robert Joseph keeps hearing that the wine trade should stop producing heavy wine bottles. He offers another point of view.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general/argument-heavy-wine-bottles?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=0130ab0dcd-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_27_10_36&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-0130ab0dcd-64683881

 

We blind tasted 31 NA beers and found 7 we actually enjoyed

For all this new excitement in the category, our question is: do they taste any good?

https://growlermag.com/we-blind-tasted-31-na-beers-and-found-7-we-actually-enjoyed/

How the beer industry is taking on climate change

Most of us typically aren’t thinking about the agricultural inputs that went into that beer we’re pouring at home or sipping at a restaurant, but without barley and hops the popular beverage wouldn’t exist as we know it today.

https://www.smartbrief.com/original/2020/01/how-beer-industry-taking-climate-change-0

 

 

Clausthaler Introduces Grapefruit Non-Alcoholic Beer

Brewed in Germany and imported into the United States, Clausthaler Grapefruit is the first grapefruit flavored non-alcoholic blended beer available in the United States

https://www.brewbound.com/news/clausthaler-introduces-grapefruit-non-alcoholic-beer

How an obscure red wine grape once lost in France was found in Chile

It’s called carménère, and Chile is the only country to grow it on any significant scale.

https://www.inquirer.com/food/drink/chilean-wine-chile-best-grapes-merlot-cabernet-carmnre-20200127.html

Beer, wine, spirit makers pledge age-restriction labels on drinks

Twelve leading beer, wine and spirits companies have pledged to put clear age-restriction labels on their drinks and set tighter controls on access to their online content in a bid to reduce underage drinking.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-beverages-marketing-children/beer-wine-spirit-makers-pledge-age-restriction-labels-on-drinks-idUSKBN1ZQ2IJ

How drinking wine helps your brain

Science is telling us about the benefits of drinking wine.

http://www.krbe.com/2020/01/27/wineforthebrain/

A Brooklyn Man Registered His Beer as an Emotional Support Animal

I’m not permitted a dog in my building, so I thought an emotional support beer would be more appropriate.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/a-new-yorker-registered-a-pint-of-beer-as-an-emotional-support-animal

The science behind nonalcoholic spirits

These spirits are targeted at drinkers who want to enjoy the social side of drinking without the negative side effects.

http://thetartan.org/2020/1/27/scitech/spirits

THE SURGE OF HARD SELTZER

In a survey conducted among a nationally representative population of 2,000 American regular wine drinkers, just under 4 in 10 (39%) said they had reduced their wine consumption over the last 12 months.

https://www.wineintelligence.com/the-surge-of-hard-seltzer/

 

The changing color of rosé

When it comes to rosé, the rise in its popularity really should come as no surprise.

https://www.therealreview.com/2020/01/28/the-changing-colour-of-rose/

 

 

New RumChata

RumChata is extending its range with a new Limón expression. Retailing at $20 a 750-ml., the newcomer is a blend of Caribbean rum with dairy cream, vanilla, and lemon, packaged in a bright yellow version of the RumChata bottle. Designed to be served on the rocks, in hot or cold coffee, or in cocktails, RumChata Limón will roll out nationally by April, backed with a TV, print, and social media campaign. RumChata was up 2% to 475,000 cases last year.

 

A [NEW] New York State of Wine

It is no longer controversial to call New York an important wine region.

https://www.beveragemedia.com/2020/01/28/new-new-york-state-wine/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=22c26a0ba6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_28_10_38&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-22c26a0ba6-64683881

 

The Differences Between Estate, Estate-Bottled and Single Vineyard Wines

The terms “estate,” “estate-bottled” and “single vineyard” all sound vaguely similar, but have distinct definitions that can vary by country.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/28/is-estate-wine-better/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=22c26a0ba6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_28_10_38&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-22c26a0ba6-64683881

 

Montalcino: A wine and food lover’s guide

Montalcino is a superstar wine region; fortuitously well off the beaten track

https://www.decanter.com/wine-travel/montalcino-travel-a-wine-and-food-lovers-guide-430566/

 

What Will Be the Cheese Trends of 2020?

What new sorts of cheesy trends do we have to look forward to at the beginning of this new decade?

https://vinepair.com/articles/top-cheese-trends-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=25892c9be8-JAN_29_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-25892c9be8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-25892c9be8-38937345&mc_cid=25892c9be8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Irish (Yes, Irish) Single Malt Whiskeys Deserve Your Attention

The Irish — happen to be making a wide range of excellent single malts as well, with a modern renaissance now matching their storied history and tradition.

https://vinepair.com/articles/irish-single-malt-whiskey-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=25892c9be8-JAN_29_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-25892c9be8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-25892c9be8-38937345&mc_cid=25892c9be8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

No, not like the beer: As coronavirus spreads, people mistakenly think it’s related to the beverage

Many people, seeing the name of the virus, have concluded the virus has a connection to Corona beer.

https://www.oregonlive.com/health/2020/01/no-not-like-the-beer-as-coronavirus-spreads-people-mistakenly-think-its-related-to-the-beverage.html

 

12 CELEBRITIES WITH THEIR OWN TEQUILA BRANDS

Ten stars, from singers to designers to actors, who are trying their hand at Tequila.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/12-celebrities-with-their-own-tequila-brands/

Georgia is the Spiritual Home of Natural Wine

With the interest in natural wine on the rise in the U.S., Georgian…wine is quickly finding its way onto the shelves of local retailers and then into the hands of their customer base

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/28/natural-wine-georgia/

 

Sorry, But Wine Tariffs Are Still a HUGE Problem

There are two tariff disputes in existence between the USA and the EU.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2020/01/sorry_but_wine_tariffs_are_sti.html

 

Beer has a freshness date: Here’s how to spot it and what to know

With all the beer available, it can be difficult to make sure that the brew you’re buying is fresh.

https://www.inquirer.com/food/craft-beer-freshness-sell-by-date-evil-genius-pinnochios-origilio-20200129.html

 

Pabst Brews Up New Beer In Milwaukee

The craft brewers at Pabst – and yes, you read that right – aim to change the perception of this nationally known brand.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanettehurt/2020/01/29/pabst-brews-up-new-beer-in-milwaukee/#7555a1ff70a1

 

Is Green Wine Really Wine?

Beyond the use of artificial colorings, can red and white grapes be made into wine of other colors?

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/rainbow-wine-is-green-wine-really-wine/

 

16 Stylish Wines For Upscale Breakfasts

One could make a pretty strong argument to ditch the OJ altogether and just drink wine.

https://winefolly.com/tips/wine-for-breakfast/

 

6 of the Best Hot Cocktails to Ward Off the Winter Chill

These tools will help you make hot cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-hot-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4369424adf-JAN_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4369424adf-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4369424adf-38937345&mc_cid=4369424adf&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Whisky

Gatlinburg, Tennessee’s Sugarlands Shine has launched a new limited edition corn whiskey in partnership with Daytona International Speedway. The 50% abv whiskey is distilled from corn and packaged in a mason jar with a Daytona-themed label. This is the second NASCAR-themed limited edition from the company, following last year’s Talladega Superspeedway 50th Anniversary release. Sugarlands’ Daytona Corn Whiskey is now available in limited quantities across the U.S. and at the company’s Gatlinburg distillery for around $25.

 

Want to match food and wine?

As with all things related to wine, it’s complicated, but there are some clear and easy paths.

http://www.startribune.com/a-perfect-pairing-of-food-and-wine/567392622/

 

How big is New York’s wine business? Inside the numbers

New York is the nation’s 3rd leading wine-producing state.

https://www.newyorkupstate.com/wine-tours/2020/01/how-big-is-new-yorks-wine-business-inside-the-numbers.html

 

Why You Should Be Drinking Austrian Sekt

This seriously underappreciated sparkling wine can provide wine lovers with a wide range of styles.

https://thecorkscrewconcierge.com/2020/01/should-drinking-austrian-sekt/

What is terroir? A beginner’s guide

Holy grail or propaganda? Terroir is a controversial topic among winelovers. What is terroir? Its definition, origin and history

https://wineandotherstories.com/what-is-terroir-a-beginner-guide/

How to Drink More Champagne and Spend Less

Champagne is not the cheapest wine available and you might assume that drinking more Champagne must involve spending even more money, but that’s not necessarily the case.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/how-to-drink-more-champagne-and-spend-less/

Beer is no longer cool, says Nielsen, but these drinks are

Here’s what they say you can expect to see in beer aisles and bars and restaurants this year.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90457397/beer-is-no-longer-cool-says-nielsen-but-these-drinks-are

When you’re faced with a terrible wine glass

Good glassware can definitely enhance a wine experience, says Robert Joseph. So what’s a wine lover to do when a restaurant or other establishment has less than ideal glassware?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general/when-youre-faced-terrible-wine-glass?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=d3a8ab73bc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_30_10_25&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-d3a8ab73bc-64683881

How to Find Out if Your Beer Is Actually Vegan

Beer is made with hops, grains, and water. So beer is vegan, right?

https://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/a30706293/is-beer-vegan/

 

H&M DEBUTS LEATHER ALTERNATIVE MADE FROM WINE WASTE

Called ‘vegea’, the material is a soft vegan leather alternative made from grape marc,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/hm-debuts-leather-alternative-made-from-wine-waste/

 

6 Cheddars That Are Anything but Basic (and What to Drink With Them)

Read on for six cheddars that are anything but basic, and what to drink with them.

 

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-best-cheddar-cheese-pairings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8916f6a294-JAN_31_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8916f6a294-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8916f6a294-38937345&mc_cid=8916f6a294&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Disney World is Selling Fireball Whisky-Filled Beignets Just in Time for Mardi Gras

Each beignet comes with a pipette of Fireball that can either be soaked into the crispy fried dough, or drank on its own, straight or in a cocktail.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/disney-fireball-whisky-beignets/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8916f6a294-JAN_31_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8916f6a294-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8916f6a294-38937345&mc_cid=8916f6a294&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

A complete guide to vegan alcohol

Finding vegan alcohol can be tricky, as manufacturers aren’t usually required to list ingredients on labels

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-alcohol-vegan

 

New Sam Adams Bar

  • Boston Beer Co. has opened a new Samuel Adams taproom at Boston’s Faneuil Hall. Situated nearby a statue of the brand’s namesake, the three-floor, 14,000-square-foot space holds three bars as well as a rooftop patio. It houses a 4.25-barrel BrauKon brewhouse with a 1,100-barrel capacity and will have 20 taps, the majority of which will be taproom exclusives. The new taproom will serve a menu of bar foods, and will sell crowlers and specialty 4-packs for takeaway.

Quini Unveils Wine Industry’s First Integrated Consumer Sensory and Sales Analytics Platform at the 2020 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

Quini’s team will showcase the power of the newly integrated analytics platform via their sponsorship of the regional wine tasting at UNIFIED 2020

WE LOE THE POWER OF QUINI!

http://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=106463

College Students Prefer Liquor To Beer In New Survey

The most popular alcoholic beverage among college students was not beer, but instead was hard liquor.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanettehurt/2020/01/31/college-students-prefer-liquor-to-beer-in-new-survey/#3686137852d6

 

A Wine Expert Weighs In On Taylor Swift’s Iced White Wine Trick

Who among us hasn’t grown impatient when chilling a bottle of wine and just taken a shortcut by plopping an ice cube or two in our glasses to speed up the process?

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/01/9325113/taylor-swift-wine-ice-cubes-miss-americana

 

Natural wines: a fraud on wine lovers?

No one has codified how it should be defined, what principles must be at play to qualify for the use of the term.

https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/dan-berger/dan-berger-on-wine-natural-wines-a-fraud-on-wine/article_046d28b0-9128-5041-ae8d-08fe719af1b8.html

 

How to pick a Valentine’s Day wine that’s as romantic as your mood

Don’t judge a book by its cover or a wine by its label. Except when it makes perfect sense to do just that — such as on Valentine’s Day.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/how-to-pick-a-valentines-day-wine-thats-as-romantic-as-your-mood/2020/01/31/5981981c-436e-11ea-b5fc-eefa848cde99_story.html

 

Spain’s Rueda Wine Region Allows New Grapes and Classifications

Among a number of changes to the D.O., Viognier and Chardonnay grapes have been given the thumbs up and three classifications have been merged together.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/rueda-spain-wine-region-new-categories

Moderation and Drinking Across Categories on the Rise

Around 37% of U.S. wine drinkers are trying to limit their intake of alcohol

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/31/wine-data-moderation/

“Smart” dispenser serves up wine at the ideal temperature

The Albicchiere wine dispenser is designed to help, by both maintaining wine at a given temperature, and allowing it to last longer after being opened.

https://newatlas.com/around-the-home/albicchiere-wine-dispenser/

The five best and most famous Hungarian wine regions
The wine regions of Hungary have 22 different kinds of climate and environmental features to provide the best wines you have ever tasted.
https://dailynewshungary.com/the-five-best-and-most-famous-hungarian-wine-regions-photos/

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