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October 25, 2020

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October 23, 2020

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 10-19-20

October 19, 2020

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Liquor Industry News 10-19-20

October 19, 2020

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS, OWE*

10-19-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine’s Covid Winners and Losers

9 WINES FOR PUMPKIN SPICE LOVERS

Hacking Vodka: Why It Tastes The Way It Does

 

Rock band Kiss to release spirits range

The American band currently has two products in the pipeline with Brands for Fans, with more information about the collaborative releases due to be “revealed shortly”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/10/rock-band-kiss-to-release-spirits-range/

 

16 Beer Experts You Should Be Following on Instagram

There is an ever-expanding network of beer lovers and educators online who are keeping their followers in the know.

https://vinepair.com/articles/16-beer-experts-instagram/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=18ecc662b8-OCT_5_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-18ecc662b8-38937345&mc_cid=18ecc662b8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What’s the Best Red Wine for Cooking? These 4 Varieties Are Basically Foolproof

There’s no shortage of bottles that could work for a recipe, but there are a few specific styles to stick to when you’re on the hunt for the best red wine for cooking

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/best-red-wine-cooking-4-200000917.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAANAKuNfD0MIODigTR5ulByVl5t_g8L6KTKpOMi5LjPiBOJzSuI9YizupREBAij4Ob0zJ2d-DjX0JHyqpvk0Xdo9YnSaFVmcBUcbTGVYDzgSoCNgvALFqEJOo9GDMvltcvWFQlESoBaDLxBOuApi8a24iL8S1eHxG-K8BbYANp8zw

 

Constellation Brands reports dim quarter; deal with Gallo now set for Nov. 30 closing

The $1.1 billion deal will include the Clos du Bois winery in Geyserville and the Ravenswood and Mark West brands.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/business/constellation-brands-reports-dim-quarter-deal-with-gallo-now-set-for-nov/

 

What You Need to Know About Vin de France

Vin de France has definitely come into its own since France established the category a decade ago.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-vin-de-france/

 

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American Beer Mascots Time Forgot

The mascots that endeared themselves to the beer-drinking public were equally intended to gain men’s attention

https://vinepair.com/articles/famous-american-beer-brand-mascots/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4d9ece09c8-OCT_6_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4d9ece09c8-38937345&mc_cid=4d9ece09c8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

10 Things You Should Know About Angel’s Envy

Since its launch in 2011, Angel’s Envy’s unique take on Kentucky bourbon has turned the brand into a household name

https://vinepair.com/articles/angels-envy-bourbon-rye-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4d9ece09c8-OCT_6_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4d9ece09c8-38937345&mc_cid=4d9ece09c8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

QUINI Upgrades Top Rated Wine API

New configurations enable online wine DTC (Direct To Consumer) site operators to automate wine data and tasting note publishing, saving valuable time and cost.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/10/05/quini-upgrades-top-rated-wine-api

 

How to Start Collecting Wine at Any Budget

Here are tips and strategies for all types of aspiring collectors and connoisseurs, organized by budget.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/06/start-collecting-wine-any-budget/

 

An Estimated 80% of Napa Cabernet May Be Lost to Fire and Smoke

Napa has been through devastation before, but this fire season has been the worst ever, with more wineries lost this year than in 2017.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-06/napa-fire-update-estimated-80-of-cabernet-lost-to-fire-smoke

 

Beer Wine And Spirits Show

Talking trash problem in MA (NIPS)

Don’t ban nip instead MA has a solution called “Pick Up MA”

Partnering with the Keep America Beautiful group

37:15 Why Bans Don’t Work And The Pick Up MA Movement

 

Champagne Day October 23rd

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No Liquor License For BJ’s In Framingham MA, Board Decides

Great To See “Public Need” Enforced

A battle over a liquor license transfer to the Framingham BJ’s store appears to be over for now.

The board had denied a license transfer last year because it would be within 800 feet of another licensee

The board denied the application based primarily upon the proximity of the proposed license to another liquor license, the existing density of liquor licenses in the immediate area (given the character and layout of the neighborhood), lack of variety/uniqueness in the proposed offerings, and duplicative of other licenses in the area

The board determined that the elements of ‘public need’ pursuant to state law were not met.

https://patch.com/massachusetts/framingham/framingham-denies-bjs-liquor-license-transfer

 

Turkish Wine 101

Turkish wine remains a well-kept secret; but one well worth discovering.

https://vintnerproject.com/discover/wine/turkish-wine-101/

 

Hacking Vodka: Why It Tastes The Way It Does

Historically, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) defined vodka as a spirit “without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joemicallef/2020/10/06/hacking-vodka-why-it-tastes-the-way-it-does/#147f1ce429a9

 

Four Virtual Wine Education Programs for Every Budget

A new wave of low-cost or free virtual offerings is making wine education more accessible.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/07/best-budget-virtual-wine-education-programs/

 

New guide helps to identify and prevent common wine faults

“Wine Faults Series” provides a basic overview of 12 common wine faults, including volatile acidity, cork taint, oxidation, excessive sulfur dioxide, refermentation and many more.

https://www.aberdeennews.com/farm_forum/new-guide-helps-to-identify-and-prevent-common-wine-faults/article_7bc3c9a8-035e-11eb-8ebc-570264ae41de.html

 

9 WINES FOR PUMPKIN SPICE LOVERS

Thankfully, coffee isn’t the only beverage that can give you that pumpkin spice fix. Certain wines actually have a “pumpkin spice” flavor profile.

https://blog.brightcellars.com/9-wines-for-pumpkin-spice-lovers/

 

The Calories in the Most Popular Hard Teas, Coffees, Kombuchas, and Lemonades

Just how many calories are in some of the country’s most popular RTDs.

https://vinepair.com/articles/calories-hard-tea-coffee-lemonade-kombucha/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a39416d5eb-OCT_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a39416d5eb-38937345&mc_cid=a39416d5eb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

A Vintage Lost?

The Glass fire only further jeopardized the vintage, and very few wines will be made this year as a result.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/a-vintage-lost-napa-and-sonoma-vintners-say-2020s-fire-and-smoke-has-ruined-much-of-their-harvest

New Wine

Oakville, California-based Far Niente Family of Wineries and Vineyards has launched Post & Beam Winery. The new label debuts with two wines, a 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon priced at $50 a 750-ml., and a 2019 Napa Valley Chardonnay priced at $35. The wines will be available at retail and at limited restaurant locations throughout California, as well as direct-to-consumer via the winery’s website. Post & Beam joins the Far Niente, Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, EnRoute, and Bella Union brands in the Far Niente portfolio.

 

28 Wineries Join the Grand Reserve™ World Mastercard® Rewards Program for Wine Enthusiasts

Cardmembers enjoy significant bonus points on direct purchases from the newly added partner wineries, and enjoy other benefits such as exclusive offers and exclusive event access.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/28-wineries-join-the-grand-reserve-world-mastercard-rewards-program-for-wine-enthusiasts-301149002.html

 

Wine’s Covid Winners and Losers

Smaller brands formerly reliant on the restaurant industry are rushing to develop direct-to-consumer networks.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/10/wines-covid-winners-and-losers

 

Two Gripping New Wine Documentaries Debut

Wine and War and Wine Crush (Vas-y Coupe!), out this week, feature a harrowing journey into Lebanon’s winemaking amid civil war, and the travails of a cult Champagne grower

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/war-torn-wine-worst-champagne-harvest-two-gripping-new-wine-documentaries-debut-unfiltered

 

Exploring Pinotage

I think it would be fair to say that Pinotage is not everyone’s cup of tea.

https://www.winesofsa.co.uk/news-features/exploring-pinotage/#article

 

Sangiovese crossword

Find yourself a glass of red and test your knowledge on this grape with our Sangiovese crossword…

https://www.decanter.com/learn/crosswords/sangiovese-crossword-445499/

Wormtown Brewery releases Table Talk Pumpkin Pie beer

A fall collaboration between Wormtown Brewery and Table Talk Pies is becoming as synonymous as the leaves changing and the temperatures dipping.

https://www.masslive.com/worcester/2020/10/wormtown-brewery-releases-table-talk-pumpkin-pie-beer-on-friday-available-in-16-ounce-cans-for-first-time.html

8 best wine advent calendars to toast Christmas this year

Boozy Christmas countdowns are one of the most popular gifts at this time of year

UK Site

BUT good ideas

https://www.hellomagazine.com/cuisine/2020100798630/best-wine-advent-calendars-for-christmas/

 

These under-the-radar grapes are gaining attention with Arizona winemakers. Here’s why

More than 100 Arizona wineries rely on fruit from the three designated American Viticultural Areas of the Verde Valley, Sonoita and Willcox.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/dining/2020/10/10/arizona-wine-under-radar-grapes-gaining-attention-winemakers/3596047001/

 

Curried Pumpkin Soup

Chenin Blanc is a wonderful pairing for fruits and vegetables in general, and pumpkin and butternut squash in particular

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/curried-pumpkin-soup/

 

Perfect Pasta Pairings

Whether you like your sauce red, creamy, or green, here are some delicious pairings to help you make the most out of your meal.

https://www.dcanterwines.com/blogs/wine-life/perfect-pasta-pairings/

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 10-16-20

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS, OWE*

10-12-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Is It Time to Redefine ‘Sommelier’?

Who Needs Candy When You Can Have Halloween Cocktails?

8 Non-Alcoholic Breweries and Beers That Don’t Suck

 

8 of the Best Whiskey Highball Recipes for Fall

The beauty of the Highball is in its simplicity

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-best-whiskey-highball-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c445a37c51-SEPT_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c445a37c51-38937345&mc_cid=c445a37c51&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why beer companies should never buy wine companies

The issue here is very simple. Beer companies do not usually produce any of their ingredients themselves,

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2020/09/why-beer-companies-should-never-buy.html

 

EXCITING NEW WINE – JCB TIGER RED BLEND

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Our favorite Leopard Red Blend has a dazzling new playmate that is FEROCIOUS, EXOTIC and COMMANDEERING! Say “hello Tiger” to JCB “Tiger” Red Blend! Tiger works from a similar spicy red base as “Leopard – Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah – but with intense dark-fruited Malbec and Petite Sirah accents that make this cat the king of the jungle.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/wine/tiger

 

Cameron Hughes is At It Again

Cameron Hughes was once on top of the wine world.

https://www.vinography.com/2020/09/cameron-hughes-is-at-it-again

 

WINE SCHOLAR GUILD LAUNCHES ITALIAN FOUNDATION COURSE

Called the Italian Wine Scholar Prep programme, the course will launch of 2 November and provide an overview of the country’s viticultural history for consumers and aspiring professionals.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/wine-scholar-guild-launches-italian-foundation-course/

Coca-Cola Partners With Molson Coors For Hard Seltzer Rollout

Coca-Cola has aligned with Molson Coors to bring its Topo Chico hard seltzer label to the U.S. Under the agreement, Molson Coors will manufacture, market, and distribute Topo Chico hard seltzer in the U.S. The brand is slated to launch next year.

Molson Coors CEO Gavin Hattersley said the move builds upon Molson Coors’s “successful launches of Vizzy and Coors Seltzer earlier this year,” calling it a “significant step in growing our above-premium portfolio and becoming a major competitor in the rapidly-growing hard seltzer segment.”

Topo Chico hard seltzer will debut in four flavors: Tangy Lemon Lime, Exotic Pineapple, Strawberry Guava, and Tropical Mango, distributed in variety 12-packs of slim cans. The upcoming entry blends purified sparkling water, a gluten-free alcohol base and natural flavors, with minerals added for taste, and is inspired by Topo Chico sparkling mineral water, a 125-year-old brand popular in Latin America and Texas that Coca-Cola acquired in 2017 for $250 million.

How to Read a Wine Label, in 12 Easy Lessons

Those bottles have labels, of course, often with loads of information about the character and nature of the wine within.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/28/dining/drinks/read-wine-label.html

 

Wine and Hummus

Middle Eastern food provides a variety of dishes containing many fresh ingredients that work for an array of wine pairings.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/wine-and-hummus-9-delicious-wine-and-middle-eastern-pairings/

New TTB Ruling on Nutrition Labeling and Advertising

Previous nutrition labeling guidelines established by TTB in 2004 were onerous and costly for wineries because they involved expensive testing of multiple batches of wine close to the time of bottling.

https://wineinstitute.org/press-releases/new-ttb-ruling-on-nutrition-labeling-and-advertising/

The many faces of the wine consumer

For far too many producers, the question of who is and isn’t buying their wine is only really considered when not enough people are doing so.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/many-faces-wine-consumer

Slow Wine, Explained

The publication was first available in Italy in 2010. It began to feature Slovenian wineries a few years later and added California in 2017.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/29/slow-wine-explained/

SOAVE APPROVES 33 NEW ‘CRUS’

It has taken more than 15 years of painstaking research to pinpoint the new ‘Unità Geografica Aggiuntiva’ or ‘Additional Geographical Units’ (UGA), taking into account their terroir, history and wine quality.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/soave-approves-33-new-crus/

MASTERING CHAMPAGNE STYLES

A Napa Valley Wine Academy Video

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/champagne-webinar-registration/

 

New Meiomi

Constellation is extending Meiomi with a Cabernet Sauvignon. Sourced from Meiomi’s signature tri-appellation regions of Sonoma, Monterey and Santa Barbara, the new Cab is launching nationwide in October, retailing at $25 a 750-ml. Meiomi was up 4% to 1.3 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank. In addition to the new Cabernet, its lineup includes Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and a Rosé.

Alcohol’s Three-Tier System Is Losing Its Power to Impress Judges

it indicates what may be a significant change in the way the “three-tier” system is understood by members of the judicial branch.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/09/alcohols-three-tier-system-is-losing-its-power-to-impress-judges/

9 Books to Build Your Best Wine Library

These nine reads will make you unimpeachably wine-savvy.

https://www.foodandwine.com/lifestyle/books/wine-books

 

The Single Person’s Guide To Wine and Dating

Here are some things to ask the sommelier to make sure you get what you want to drink, for the clams you’ve got, and maybe you’ll impress your dinner mates in one fell swoop.

https://www.monsterchildren.com/the-single-persons-guide-to-wine-dating/

 

8 Non-Alcoholic Breweries and Beers That Don’t Suck

If there is one thing that almost all non-alcoholic beers have in common, it is the fact that, to use the lexicon of the professional food and beverage critic, they suck.

Athletic Brewing Co. IN STOCK!

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-non-alcoholic-beers/

 

COULD US WINE, RUM AND VODKA FACE EU TARIFFS?

The reports that the EU is poised to impose more tariffs on US imports in connection with the WTO Boeing dispute is extremely concerning.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/could-us-wine-rum-and-vodka-face-eu-tariffs/

 

NEW TTB RULING GIVES GREATER FLEXIBILITY FOR CALORIE LABELLING

Drinks producers can now use databases and typical values or ranges when stating the calorie count on labels.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/new-ttb-ruling-gives-greater-flexibility-for-calorie-labelling/

 

RESEARCHERS TO CREATE UNIFIED DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE FOR US CIDER

The aim is to create a unified descriptive language for American cider that will allow producers to communicate more effectively with consumers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/researchers-to-create-unified-descriptive-language-for-us-cider/

The Best Wine Pairings for Your Favorite Game Day Food

From bubbly to sip with all things fried and spicy; to dark, medium reds for meat lovers, these wines are the perfect pairings for all your favorite game-day cravings.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-pairings-game-day-food/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=73edf556ce-OCT_1_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-73edf556ce-38937345&mc_cid=73edf556ce&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How a Bourbon Street Jazz Bar Helped Launch Jägermeister in the U.S.

How did this German digestif become a fraternity basement staple? The story starts on Bourbon Street.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bourbon-street-bar-jagermeister/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=73edf556ce-OCT_1_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-73edf556ce-38937345&mc_cid=73edf556ce&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Some twenty-first century wine tasting terms, (nose)

99% of what you taste in a given wine is exactly what they want you to taste.

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Some-twenty-first-century-wine-tasting-terms–part-1–nose-

 

Practical Tips to Grow Your Palate, Experience and Enjoyment

No matter where you start, the most important thing to remember is that the journey is yours.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/30/beginner-drink-wine-education/

 

Month Of October Breast Cancer Donation

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This October, gather together with friends for a guided tasting of three amazing American Rosé wines in support of breast cancer awareness. Each wine features the Pinot Noir grape in a different percentage and in a different style.

For each 3-pack purchased, Boisset Collection will make a donation of $6 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to support their worthy efforts.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/products/catalog/rose-921

 

Crystal Head unveils agave-based vodka Onyx

Crystal Head Onyx is the third vodka in the brand’s portfolio and is made from Blue Weber agave, sourced from a single farm in Mexico.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/10/crystal-head-unveils-agave-based-vodka-onyx/

WHY IS ONE OF CHAMPAGNE’S BIGGEST GROUPS BREAKING UP?

The leaving-party represents 800 growers spread across 810 planted hectares, including some prized premier and grand cru plots, with vineyards and facilities capable of producing around six million bottles.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/why-is-one-of-champagnes-biggest-groups-breaking-up/

Wine Additives Explained

Let’s take a look at what additives are commonly used in winemaking.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/wine-additives-explained/?fbclid=IwAR22xXOj9aNpFZOX4eJnrhj4rHblOMs3rIYH9Eq-0O7GnpwTtIzl7WLkwQU

FILM REVIEW: WINE CRUSH

Wine Crush is the story of a small group of ageing men from an unnamed French village who every harvest drive to the Champagne vineyards of Domain Jacques Selosse to pick grapes,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/film-review-wine-crush/

 

The History of the Hot Toddy Cocktail

The Hot Toddy is a cocktail so self-evident in construction it seems impossible to credit any one person with its recipe creation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-history-of-the-hot-toddy-cocktail/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d92bc5229-OCT_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d92bc5229-38937345&mc_cid=3d92bc5229&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Five Black-Owned Spirits Producers Share Cocktail Recipes to Make at Home

The stories behind these brands stretch from Trinidad to Tennessee, and their products just might be the base to your next great cocktail.

https://vinepair.com/articles/black-owned-spirits-brands-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d92bc5229-OCT_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d92bc5229-38937345&mc_cid=3d92bc5229&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Michelob Ultra Is Releasing an Organic Hard Seltzer in 3 Flavors

The ever-growing hard seltzer category is getting another addition, and this time it’s organi

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Who Needs Candy When You Can Have Halloween Cocktails?

Whether your Halloween entertaining style is kitschy, spooky, or downright eerie, this holiday requires some killer Halloween cocktails!

https://www.thelushlife.xyz/blog/halloween-cocktails

 

New Kahlua

Kahlúa is extending with a new Blonde Roast Style liqueur. Made with medium roast coffee and hints of caramel, toffee and citrus flavors, Kahlúa Blonde Roast Style is at 20% abv and suggested to be served with tonic or coconut water. Pernod Ricard-owned Kahlúa posted 6% growth in NABCA channels in the 12 months through June. According to Impact Databank, the brand was up 1% to 800,000 cases in the U.S. in calendar 2019.

 

Is It Time to Redefine ‘Sommelier’?

If they’re not on the floor of a restaurant, are they still sommeliers?

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/01/wine-shop-sommelier/

 

Wine Consumer Trends in the COVID-19 Era

Wine drinkers across key consumption markets have been turning more often to wine as a beverage  during the Covid-19 pandemic

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/10/02/wine-consumer-trends-in-the-covid-19-era

 

Tequila and Riesling? This Cocktail Combines Unlikely Companions

Stash them in the freezer until there’s enough to make a cordial that can later be used to sweeten cocktails.

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/tequila-and-riesling-this-cocktail-combines-unlikely-companions/

 

ESPN announcers hilariously trash Sutter Home wine during broadcast

Spurrier paid up in the best way possible, gifting Mullen a tiny bottle of Sutter Home wine.

https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/florida-football/espn-announcers-hilariously-trash-sutter-home-wine-during-broadcast/

 

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