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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 02-24-20

February 24, 2020

Exploring all things wine with you!

02-24-20

Liquor Industry News 02-24-20

February 24, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

02-24-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Look for Unique Bottles of Wine on the Shelf When Shopping at Smaller Retailers

Are beer bottles or cans better?

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Your Wine Collection?

 

TRINCHERO TO CHANGE ‘MÉNAGE À TROIS’ WINE LABEL AFTER COMPLAINT UPHELD

The panel said that “given the sexual connotations of the name, a producer using Ménage à Trois would have to work much harder to ensure it was not making a direct link to sex.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/trinchero-to-change-menage-a-trois-wine-label-after-complaint-upheld/

Volcanic Wines Explode In Central France

An effort is now underway to highlight the unique, volcanic related characteristics of wines from this region.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2020/02/10/volcanic-wines-explode-in-central-france/#5207dc1e3426

Use Alexa to Figure Out What Beer and Wine to Pair With Your Dinner

There are a ton of different skills you can enable to help you figure out the right pairings for everything from turkey to paella.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-alexa-to-figure-out-what-beer-and-wine-to-pa-1841561679

A funny thing happened during my most recent visit to wine country.

Interesting feedback on a wine country visit

https://svbwine.blogspot.com/2020/02/the-email-you-dont-want-to-get.html

Impact of wine tariffs directly affecting small business across U.S.

Many small businesses like won’t be able to weather the increased pricing and its fallout.

https://dobianchi.com/2020/02/07/trump-trade-war-eu-european/

Virginia winery was used as a spy station in WWII to intercept coded messages about the Nazis

The history lesson you’ll hear at Vint Hill Craft Winery sounds more like the start of a spy novel.

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/history/northern-virginia-secret-code-monitoring-facility-now-a-winery-vint-hill/65-807ccebe-d673-4bbd-b488-1e7d0fbc1912

Why palm wine is good for you

Palm wine has many health benefits, especially when consumed fresh. It is good for our health if it is taken in pure form.

https://punchng.com/why-palm-wine-is-good-for-you/

LINKING WINE CONSUMPTION WITH HEALTH CLAIMS IS RISKY

Unfounded health claims have been used to peddle everything from cocaine and wine to cigarettes and cereal.

https://northbaybiz.com/Columnists/Vine_Wise/Linking_Wine_Consumption_with_Health_Claims.php

One concept that often baffles students is a simple one: fruit; as in, smelling and tasting fruit in wine.

If calling fruit in any wine is so subjective, what is important about fruit in wine?

http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/fruita

The Best Fried Food and Champagne Pairings

Basically, they go “really, really, really well” together

https://vinepair.com/articles/champagne-fried-food-pairing-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5f668d8a96-FEB_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5f668d8a96-38937345&mc_cid=5f668d8a96&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Jello Shot Jenga is the Party Game We Never Knew We Needed

Before you break out your old beer pong set, or fire up the Nintendo at your next get together, why not go back to basics with Jello Shot Jenga?

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/jello-shot-jenga-drinking-game/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5f668d8a96-FEB_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5f668d8a96-38937345&mc_cid=5f668d8a96&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Internet wine reviews may be misleading

Be careful when buying wine due to shop reviews on the internet

https://www.capegazette.com/article/internet-wine-reviews-may-be-misleading/197199

 

 

7 Tasty Pairings For Dessert and Wine

Making the perfect dessert and wine pairing can be an incredible way to end a memorable evening.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/7-tasty-pairings-for-dessert-and-wine/

 

Sparkling Wine in Wartime

Perhaps no wine has such a compelling connection with war as sparkling wine—and in particular, Champagne.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/sparkling-wine-in-wartime/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=83151676&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_n8jCd_DgZ4ma8dXGlP_AgBZ2WJhbZIisGl6DdY-N32L6ggat_bpFUhZpQ4fCgFbtyyDt5y5_trQUNW1rDDuWzjN4ksjv5jnkZQuFoDyFmz4W9qvE&_hsmi=83152643

 

Wine Tasting for the Instagram Generation

All about the Rosé Mansion

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/wine-tasting-for-the-instagram-generation/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=83151676&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_n8jCd_DgZ4ma8dXGlP_AgBZ2WJhbZIisGl6DdY-N32L6ggat_bpFUhZpQ4fCgFbtyyDt5y5_trQUNW1rDDuWzjN4ksjv5jnkZQuFoDyFmz4W9qvE&_hsmi=83152643

TTB approves Potassium Polyaspartate for Wines in US Market

For tartrate and color stabilization in red, white and rosé wines at every level of instability.

https://www.winebusiness.com/vendornews/?go=getVendorNewsArticle&dataid=225947

Make Me Blush with New Spritzed Rosé Moscato

This spritzed, seasonal selection is available now at select retailers nationwide, and features a color-changing label to show when the bottle is perfectly chilled.

IN STOCK!

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=225945

Don’t Call It “Sparkling Wine”

“There ain’t nothing like the real thing.” The real thing, of course, being the French original.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/dont-call-it-sparkling-wine-pet-nat-lambrusco-piquette/

 

Why the coronavirus could hurt Budweiser beer

China comprises about 9% of Anheuser-Busch Inbev’s estimated $55 billion in annual sales this year

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-could-hurt-budweiser-beer-145205194.html

 

The Latest on the Flavor Pairing Saga

Called flavor bridging, the theory suggests that the bridge flavors smooth out the contrasts between ingredients that don’t share flavor compounds thus enabling the flavors to harmonize.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/02/12/the-latest-on-the-flavor-pairing-saga/

 

Malolactic Fermentation in Reds Wines – Best Explanation Ever

While most people know about primary fermentation, where yeast converts grape sugar into alcohol with the byproducts of heat and CO2 production, most don’t yet understand the role of Malolactic fermentation.

https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2020/02/12/malolacatic-fermentation-in-reds-wines-best-explanation-ever/

MOËT HENNESSY GOES HERBICIDE-FREE

Its vineyards in Cognac will likewise be herbicide-free in 2021,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/moet-hennessy-goes-herbicide-free/

 

CO2 CAPTURED BY CORK ENOUGH TO OFFSET FOOTPRINT OF GLASS

It has been revealed that a single natural cork stopper is proven to capture up to 309g of CO2, while a sparkling wine stopper can retain even more at 562g (due to the greater amount of cork used in its production).

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/carbon-retained-in-cork-enough-to-offset-footprint-of-glass/

 

SIX FIREFIGHTERS CLEAR UP SPILL FROM 1,590-LITRE WINE BOTTLE

In March 2017 the bottle received a Guinness World Record for being the largest filled glass wine bottle. It took three years to create and weighs 770kg when empty and more than two tons when filled.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/six-firefighters-clear-up-spill-from-1590-litre-wine-bottle/

 

Where Is Wine Going?

Doug Frost is one of only four individuals in the world to hold the titles of Master of Wine (MW) and Master Sommelier (MS) concurrently.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomhyland/2020/02/12/where-is-wine-goingthoughts-from-doug-frost/#5ed5ca534190

 

WINE PRICES TO DROP DUE TO EXCESS IN SUPPLY OF GRAPES

Experts at a recent winemakers’ conference say growers have produced large crops of quality grapes over the last two years.

https://www.wwaytv3.com/2020/02/12/wine-prices-to-drop-due-to-excess-in-supply-of-grapes/

 

Misunderstood wine terms

There are a few wine terms that many people tend to confuse or misunderstand

https://www.richmond-news.com/opinion/columnists/column-misunderstood-wine-terms-1.24074660

 

An Introduction to Understanding Volcanic Wines

Some of the most expressive wines out there come from land near or along the slopes of volcanoes.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/introduction-to-volcanic-wines/

 

What Exactly Is Mixed-Culture Fermentation?

The art of mixed-culture fermentation has gone from the fringes of nerdcore craft beer circles to a trendy calling card for big-name breweries.

https://oct.co/essays/mixed-culture-fermentation-101?utm_source=oct_nl_&mc_cid=87bc9299fe&mc_eid=00cc7421f2

 

The Best Cheap Whiskeys Under $25 Right Now

Every bottle on this list is a bourbon.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-cheap-whiskey-brands-under-25-ranked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9143fb8404-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_13_10_55&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9143fb8404-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-9143fb8404-38937345&mc_cid=9143fb8404&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Montana Town Saves $1 Million Treating Water With Beer Waste

Now, every morning, workers at the Havre facility shovel 16 gallons of a spent barley slurry, gathered from Triple Dog and two other local breweries, into the water as it heads to the treatment facility.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/montana-town-treating-water-with-beer-waste/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9143fb8404-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_13_10_55&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9143fb8404-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-9143fb8404-38937345&mc_cid=9143fb8404&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

New Tariff Update

If the U.S. follows through on its threat to impose tariffs across all E.U. wines, whiskies, Cognac, and liqueurs, prices will rise accordingly, according to a study by economists Dunham and Associates commissioned by the WSWA. Here are some findings based on four possible tariff scenarios:

  • 10% tariff: Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y prices would increase by 5.4%, and imported wine prices would rise by 7.2%.
    •25% tariff: Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y prices would increase by 13.5%, and imported wine prices would rise by 18%.
    •50% tariff: Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y prices would increase by 27%, and imported wine prices would rise by 36%.
    •100% tariff: Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y prices would increase by 54%, and imported wine prices would rise by 72%.

The online challenge for wine

One issue with online selling, faced even by the mighty Amazon, is that wineries struggle to upload the necessary pictures and information.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/marketing-wine-tourism/online-challenge-wine

 

Sauternes cocktails stir up debate in Bordeaux

Sauternes cocktails are not the way to create new fans of Bordeaux’s premier sweet wines

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/sauternes-cocktails-debate-bordeaux-431997/

 

Glitter Wine Is Trending On Social Media; Here’s Everything You Need To Know About It

The glitter wine has white and pink wines with infused edible glitter. This edible glitter can be added and is designed to be stirred in order to add color and sparkle to your favorite wine.

https://www.republicworld.com/lifestyle/food/glitter-wine-is-trending-on-social-media-know-what-this-new-wine-is-a.html

 

Will New Hampshire Government Take on All Three-Tiers

Senate Bill 411 would allow the “liquor commission to register a trade name with the secretary of state to operate as a direct shipper of wine.”

http://irishliquorlawyer.com/will-new-hampshire-government-take-on-all-three-tiers/

Frozen leaves can affect wine flavors

Widespread frost damage hits Washington wine grape growers, raising concerns about how frozen canopy impacts quality.

https://www.goodfruit.com/frozen-leaves-can-affect-wine-flavors/

The Esquire Guide To Craft Beer

What to drink, how to drink it and why that IPA you like so much probably isn’t an IPA at all

https://www.esquire.com/uk/food-drink/a30892803/craft-beer/

The One Thing You Shouldn’t Do When Ordering Wine, According to Our Sommelier

If there’s a lack of attention to detail on the wine list, the same laxness probably carries over to handling the wine

https://www.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/recipes/2020/2/how-to-order-wine-at-a-restaurant

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Your Wine Collection?

It is important to look into whether your home insurance will provide adequate coverage.

https://www.thebalance.com/do-you-need-wine-insurance-4796507

 

 

Are beer bottles or cans better?

Aside from deciding on what type of beer they purchase, should consumers pay more attention to how the product is packaged?

https://www.summitdaily.com/opinion/summit-suds-are-beer-bottles-or-cans-better/

Craft beer lovers are better informed than ever

As the internet grew, beer newbies increasingly had a plethora of knowledge at their very fingertips and could chat intelligently about their hobby.

https://www.masslive.com/food/2020/02/beer-nut-craft-beer-lovers-are-better-informed-than-ever.html

Look for Unique Bottles of Wine on the Shelf When Shopping at Smaller Retailers

Finding an older bottle of wine on the shelf can be a real treat

https://www.everwonderwine.com/blog/2020/2/15/look-for-unique-bottles-of-wine-on-the-shelf-when-shopping-at-smaller-retailers

 

 

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 02-23-20

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

02-17-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

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

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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