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Liquor Industry News 08-05-19

August 5, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

08-05-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The secret to picking the perfect bottle of wine might be on the back label

Diageo to debut Walking Dead whiskey

American Breweries Survived Prohibition by Making Near-Beer, Baby Formula, and Ice Cream

 

PRINTER INK COSTS 10 TIMES MORE THAN VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE

The ink was also found to be more expensive than both Brent Crude Oil and Chanel No.5 perfume.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/printer-ink-costs-10-times-more-than-vintage-champagne/

 

IS ALL NATURAL WINE ORGANIC?

The short answer to your question is no, but let me explain. Natural wine as a term is not regulated, and several definitions exist. According to Raw Wine, the premier festival devoted to wine we might call natural, “no legal definitions of natural wine currently exist, but various official-ish ones do, set by groups of growers in various countries, including France, Italy and Spain.” These official-ish definitions state that growers should practice organic or biodynamic farming, but, due to geographic diversity and other factors, a winery is not required to be certified organic in order to produce what it calls natural wine. Because of this, one cannot guarantee that every bottle of natural wine is indeed organic.

The moral of the story is that if your goal is to drink organic wine, either make sure the wine is certified as such, or do your research. Many producers say the reason they can’t officially label their wines “organic” is because certification is so expensive. That means it’s on you to make sure you’re buying wine and supporting farmers you believe in.

 

Woman transforms wine-stained outfit into ‘genius’ tie-dye look

With the help of her friends, Walton ordered more wine from the bar and soaked her jumpsuit in the sink to create an impressive tie-dye pattern – another SS19 trend to tick from the list.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/woman-wine-race-day-outfit-tie-dye-120107557.html

 

How to travel the world according to your taste in wine

The particular fusion of grapes, climate and wine-making processes all come together to anchor the memory of that particular destination for years to come.

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/best-wine-countries-a4194041.html

 

The Best Wine Cocktail Recipes for Your Wedding Bar Menu

Between red wine spritzers and champagne punch, these wine cocktail recipes can be the exact answer you were looking for when it comes to finalizing your bar plans.

https://www.brides.com/gallery/best-wine-cocktail-recipes

Rosé Prosecco Doesn’t Actually Exist—But It Will Soon

Nearly 200 producers of Prosecco in Italy make a rosé sparkling wine. But there’s a catch: They cannot legally call it Prosecco.

https://fortune.com/2019/07/21/rose-prosecco/

 

PINA COLADA WINE PUNCH

It has all of those classic pineapple and coconut flavors mixed with sweet moscato wine for one heck of a refreshing party punch.

https://www.missinthekitchen.com/pina-colada-wine-punch/

 

Hot brand Josh Cellars propels Napa Valley’s Joseph Carr Wines from near bankruptcy to success

Napa Valley-based Joseph Carr Wines has rocketed to production of nearly 3 million cases this year, and plans call for that to grow to 5 million in coming years.

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/napacounty/9801848-181/joseph-carr-josh-cellars-wine-business

 

From Apollo 11 engineer to winemaker

He’s been at the helm of Henry Estate Winery ever since, producing award-winning wine in the heart of the Umpqua Valley.

https://www.khou.com/article/tech/science/aerospace/apollo-11/from-apollo-11-engineer-to-winemaker/285-110b7c0f-0e6e-4d76-99bb-533eb76c8647

What is the point of replica wines?

The bargains on offer from Replica Wines, a young company based in Colorado, are quite similar. Buyers of its $20.00 Retrofit can get four bottles for the price of one bottle of Far Niente, the Napa wine on which it is based.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/what-point-replica-wines

 

9 Things You Should Know About White Claw Hard Seltzer

Wondering what the hype is about?

https://vinepair.com/articles/white-claw-alcohol-hard-seltzer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6549403ac5-JUL_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6549403ac5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6549403ac5-38937345&mc_cid=6549403ac5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

6 expert tips for reading a beer label

I surveyed several local experts for tips on how to select the perfect craft beer.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2019/07/22/expert-tips-for-reading-beer-label/ECmSwyo4uq3F6BfKiR3l1K/story.html

 

Campari: a brand history

Campari’s global sales are around 3.5 million cases, but that could grow exponentially if you think of the success of Aperol that has boomed thanks to the popularity of Prosecco

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/campari-a-brand-history/

 

WORLD’S FIRST SPARKLING WINE MADE IN COMPLETE DARKNESS LAUNCHED

Called Untouched by Light, the fizz is made from Chardonnay grapes grown in Slovenia’s Gornja Radgona region picked on “moonless nights”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/worlds-first-sparkling-wine-made-in-complete-darkness-launched/

 

THE ART OF WINE

Fine art and fine wine are enjoying a golden age at auction.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/in-focus-the-art-of-wine/

GIN MADE FROM PEAS COULD LIMIT SPIRIT’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Unlike wheat, peas do not need nitrogen fertiliser, which can result in air and water pollution.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/gin-made-from-peas-could-limit-spirits-environmental-impact/

Vodka’s Super-Premium Leaders

Cheez-It and a boxed wine company are teaming up.

House Wine and Kellog are partnering to sell a wine-and-Cheez-It box — that’s a box of red wine and box of Cheez-Its, not Cheez-it flavored wine — for a limited time.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/23/business/cheez-it-wine/index.html

How To Find Great Wine At A Grocery Store For Under $20

Whether at a local package shop or a warehouse-sized superstore, superior wines are waiting to be hauled in at the $10-$20 range. In fact, survey after survey shows that even those with so-called ‘sophisticated’ palates, fail to reliably recognize the difference between a $50 bottle and a $15 when tasted blind.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradjaphe/2019/07/22/how-to-find-great-wine-at-a-grocery-store-for-under-20/#1996e63b5d81

What The White Wine Emoji Says About How We Communicate In 2019

This week the The Unicode Technical Committee (UTC) will meet at the Microsoft Campus in Washington State, and before it rests the proposal for a white wine emoji.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2019/07/22/what-the-white-wine-emoji-says-about-how-we-communicate-in-2019/#6079db7d4394

What the Supreme Court Said—and Didn’t Say—About Wine

Direct shipping advocates, who believe the laws in 37 states forbidding out-of-state retailers from shipping wine are unconstitutional, have said the decision effectively renders those laws dead. The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America issued a statement saying, basically, that nothing has changed.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-the-supreme-court-said-and-didn-t-say-about-wine

 

This Is the Easiest (and Most Fun!) Way to Make Wine Slushies

Rabbit Freezeable Cocktail Maker

https://www.thekitchn.com/wine-slushies-rabbit-review-22935351?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Category%2FChannel%3A+main

 

Yao Ming’s post-NBA retirement plan in the Napa Valley’s wine business falls victim to China’s tit-for-tat tariffs on US products

Yao Family Wines’ export business dropped by half over the past year

https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3019719/yao-mings-post-nba-retirement-plan-napa-valleys-wine

 

Should the FTC allow the Gallo/Constellation deal?

Gallo is already the largest wine producer in the world. In April, it agreed to buy 30 wine brands from Constellation for $1.7 billion. But the Federal Trade Commission is holding up the sale, presumably to see if it would make the wine industry less competitive.

https://blog.wblakegray.com/2019/07/should-ftc-allow-galloconstellation-deal.html?fbclid=IwAR2KDxdZubzpmdpaUV4jgD0GcwwTGK4siBsaO2up0JXRqp-xWmdMef8GsGg

 

Woodford Reserve adds wheat whiskey to line-up

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey is available globally. The expression is based on “historical recipes” but is influenced by the core Woodford Reserve Bourbon.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/woodford-reserve-adds-wheat-whiskey-to-line-up/

 

You’ve Probably Never Tried the World’s Most Popular Liquor

Baijiu has been around for thousands of years.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/chinese-baijiu-liquor

 

TEQUILA AND MEZCAL TRENDS

The appetite for agave shows no sign of diminishing. With the likes of Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney, pop star Justin Timberlake, singer Rita Ora and Sex and the City’s Chris Noth putting their names behind Tequila and mezcal, the influence of celebrities in the category is marked.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/in-focus-tequila-and-mezcal-trends/

 

TECH STARTUP DEVELOPS APP THAT CAN TRANSLATE WINE LABELS

Artificial intelligence reads and interprets the content and augmented reality projects the new text back onto the label, right in front of you.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/tech-startup-develops-app-that-can-translate-wine-labels/

 

The Most Popular Beer Brands in America (Map)

Bud Light is the most searched-for beer in 22 of the 35 states with data available

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-beers-every-state-usa-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6c64c1cf6d-SET_TO_DATE_COPY_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6c64c1cf6d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6c64c1cf6d-38937345&mc_cid=6c64c1cf6d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Pinot Noir

Treasury Wine Estates has launched a new Pinot Noir label. Fighting Chance Pinot Noir ($26) is a blend of 90% Pinot Noir, 8% Petite Sirah, and 2% other red varietals, all sourced from such Santa Barbara County vineyards as North Canyon, Cat Canyon, and Fiddlestix. The new brand, which is now available nationwide, is made by winemaker Adam Poirier, who’s been with Treasury since 2016. Treasury’s California portfolio also includes the Sterling Vineyards, Stags’ Leap, and Beringer brands.

American Breweries Survived Prohibition by Making Near-Beer, Baby Formula, and Ice Cream

A handful of breweries found clever ways to stick it out, shifting gears (sometimes literally) to produce other products

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-american-breweries-survived-prohibition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f288476714-JUL_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f288476714-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f288476714-38937345&mc_cid=f288476714&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

8 Things to Do With Leftover Rosé Wine

Assuming you don’t feel like drinking your leftover rosé, there are a number of good uses for it.

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-things-to-do-with-leftover-rose-wine/

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Champagne

Champagne can feel confusing at times, and for good reason. It involves a complicated winemaking process and a dictionary of French terminology.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/23/a-beginners-guide-to-champagne/

 

When it comes to cheese and wine pairings, this expert has Gouda advice

How to pair wines — from sparkling to dessert — with the best cheeses from California to Italy.

https://www.pacificsandiego.com/eat-drink/story/2019-07-23/cheese-wine-pairings-venissimo-robert-graff-san-diego

 

How good is canned wine?

Eduardo Dingler explores the growth in canned wine sales in the USA, and now the UK – and at $25 dollars a can in some cases, it’s not just the house wines…


https://www.decanter.com/decanter-best/canned-wine-405876/#9U7yYEC4ic6MZLvK.99

How Winemakers Analyze pH and Its Impact on Wine

Measuring a wine’s pH provides clues to acidity and character, but it doesn’t tell you everything

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-winemakers-analyze-ph-and-its-impact-on-wine/

Wine Snobs Don’t Want to Share

At the event, people we don’t know hold out a glass and say, “I’ll have a glass of that.”

https://www.uexpress.com/miss-manners/2019/7/24/wine-snobs-dont-want-to-share

Pros and Cons of Private Labeling

The private label market is now at 8 to 10 percent of market penetration,

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=217164

Protecting vineyards with drones

Aerial drones could eventually help Washington farmers recoup some of the $80 million a year in crop damages caused by birds.

https://news.wsu.edu/2019/07/22/protecting-vineyards-drones/

Gum Drops and Candy Hearts are … grape varieties?

The story of flavored grapes started improbably in 1964

https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2019-07-22/gum-drop-grapes-candy-hearts-murray-family-farms

 

“Skin Flick,” a skin-fermented white wine blend, celebrates Golden Age of Porn

Tank Garage Winery is excited to release “Skin Flick,” a skin-fermented white wine blend, to celebrate the Golden Age of Porn, an era of decadent glamour and sexual revolution back in the late-’70s through early-’80s.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=217115

 

Diageo to debut Walking Dead whiskey

The Walking Dead Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has been launched under Spirits of the Apocalypse – a “strategic alliance” between Diageo and Skybound Entertainment, the firm behind The Walking Dead comic series.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/diageo-to-debut-walking-dead-whiskey/

Jack Daniel’s and Shoe Surgeon unveil bespoke trainers

The collaboration saw the Shoe Surgeon team create sneakers inspired by elements of Jack Daniel’s branding.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/jack-daniels-and-shoe-surgeon-unveil-bespoke-trainers/

FACEBOOK TO ENFORCE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR ALCOHOL POSTS

Any businesses that post content related to the sale or transfer of these protest must restrict their content to those aged over 18. Facebook also told CNN that this also referred to any Facebook groups set up for the sale of alcohol and tobacco products.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/facebook-to-enforce-age-restrictions-for-alcohol-posts/

NANOTECHNOLOGY ‘KEY TO REMOVING WINE FAULTS’, RESEARCHERS FIND

The use of tiny magnetic nanoparticles may be key to removing faults such as smoke and cork taint from wine easily and safely, researchers in Australia have said, after success in removing proteins and unwanted aromas.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/nanotechnology-key-to-removing-wine-faults-researchers-find/

Home renovation unearthed hidden beer cans worth thousands of dollars

When the family discovered that one of the columns on his front porch was full of empty beer cans and whiskey bottles, it was actually great news

https://www.foxnews.com/real-estate/valuable-beer-cans-home-renovation-kansas-city

4 Good Red Wines For Beginners

Here are four good red wines that aim to please

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/4-good-red-wines-for-beginners-crowd-pleasers/?utm_campaign=7%2F25%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Wine%20for%20beginners%2C%20Corked%20Wine%2C%20Cheese%20poster%20%28NA2Ti5%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

How to Tell if Wine is Corked

Pair Cheese With Sparkling Wine

A growing trend and a very rewarding one too if you can get the perfect match

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/pair-cheese-with-sparkling-wine/

WINES FROM SPAIN ENDORSES SPANISH WINE SCHOLAR PROGRAM

Joining its sister programs, French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Scholar, the Spanish Wine Scholar will provide an advanced and comprehensive specialisation study and certification program

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/wines-from-spain-endorses-spanish-wine-scholar-program/

This Bar Built A White Claw Claw Game Machine

Forget pool tables and trivia, at this Arizona bar, drinkers entertain themselves playing a unique game machine.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/white-claw-claw-game-machine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1aef371115-JUL_26_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1aef371115-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-1aef371115-38937345&mc_cid=1aef371115&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

5 Reasons To Love The Wine Industry Right Now

Why choose wine with its unique and sometimes enervating lineup of challenges?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/07/24/5-reasons-to-love-the-wine-industry-right-now/#379545bf443c

 

A fantastic wine from each state in the U.S. to try this summer

All 50 states in the union produce wine from grapes, fruit or honey, and this summer is the perfect time to try a bottle from each one.

https://www.10best.com/interests/drinks/the-best-summer-wines-to-try-from-all-50-states/

 

Inside Asolo: The ‘Other’ Prosecco DOCG Sparkling Wine Region

The Asolo DOCG region is located an hour north of Venice.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2019/07/24/asolo-the-other-prosecco-docg-sparkling-wine-region/#295dfb9657bc

 

Intermittent Fasting and Alcohol: Can You Combine Them?

This article examines how alcohol affects intermittent fasting and reviews whether certain drinks are better than others.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/intermittent-fasting-and-alcohol

 

 

The 500 Milestone

For whatever reason, the cow horns are the only known container that transforms raw manure to the rich humus that is BD 500.

https://winecampblog.com/journal/2019/7/24/the-500-milestone

New DOCG

DOCG #75 is in for 🇮🇹 now we can sleep in tightly…🙄 Wine Scholar Guild news #boston #italianwine #winelover 🍷

“At the beginning of July the DOC Tullum/Terre Tollesi in Abruzzo was elevated to DOCG. The DOC was originally created in 2008.

Although this area has long-standing winemaking tradition, this DOC is rather obscure and considerably small. The area under vine accounts for less than 25 ha (60 ac). There are currently only two producers using the Tullum DOC designation and the total production accounts for about less than 100,000 bottles. According to the consorzio, the DOCG will soon attract more producers to invest in this area.

The DOC allowed for a wide range of grapes and styles. Following the introduction of the DOCG however, the grapes and wine styles allowed have been restricted to Montepulciano (labeled as Rosso) and varietal Pecorino and Passerina. A spumante (Chardonnay based) is still allowed under the DOCG.”

 

 

New 90+

Latitude Beverage has expanded its portfolio of California wines, adding two new releases to its 90+ Cellars brand and one to its Magic Door brand. To 90+ Cellars, the company has added Lot 179 Pinot Noir ($12) and Lot 173 Cabernet Sauvignon ($27). The latter is a St. Helena, Napa Valley-sourced wine that will be released as part of the brand’s Collector Series. Latitude’s third new California wine is a Rutherford, Napa Valley-sourced Cabernet Sauvignon for the Magic Door brand ($27).

 

The secret to picking the perfect bottle of wine might be on the back label

Shopping by the importer whose label is on the back of the bottle has been a savvy wine hack for decades, a decoder ring for consumers to suss out quality amid the ever-expanding and always changing world of international wine options

https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2019-07-24/how-to-pick-wine-label-secret-tips

 

How to Wine, Dine and Stay Fit

You’re a wine professional. You’re surrounded by wine, and chances are you have a chance to consume quite a bit over the course of a day.

https://abalancedglass.com/30-days-of-discovery/2019/guestposttimliuwineanddine

 

Free Flow Wines Celebrates Milestone 10 Year Anniversary

Free Flow Wines is now the leader in sustainable alternative packaging solutions for the wine industry, providing kegging and canning services for over 180 winery partners out of a new state-of-the-art production facility in Sonoma, CA

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/07/26/free-flow-wines-10-year-leadership-changes?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=eb323e1822-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_07_26_09_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-eb323e1822-64683881

 

10 Things You Should Know About Sassicaia

How did one wine make such large waves?

https://vinepair.com/articles/sassicaia-italy-wine-guide/

 

Wine-infused pasta is cooked in giant cheese wheel

The pink fettuccine is prepared tableside in a flaming cheese wheel and served with parmesan and truffles.

https://www.businessinsider.com/wine-pasta-in-nyc-2018-9

 

5 Ways to Become a Better Wine Taster

It takes years to become a real wine expert.  It takes years of preparation and commitment.  Nevertheless, here are five ways to help make anyone a better wine taster.

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/5-ways-to-become-a-better-wine-taster/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 07-29-19

July 29, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

07-29-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

10 Easy Vodka Cocktails Because Summer

Non-Alcoholic Beer Is for Everyone Now—Yes, Even You

The Bottom Line on Sulfites in Wine

 

 

Mac And Cheese With Beer!

It’s summer—and yes, everything this time of year is a little bit better when you have a can of beer by your side.

https://tasteofcountry.com/beer-macaroni-cheese/

 

 

Jack Daniel’s adds beer barrel-finished whiskey to Tasters’ line

Jack Daniel’s has extended its Tennessee Tasters’ Selection experimental whiskey range with the launch of two expressions: Barrel Proof Rye and Reunion Barrel #2.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/jack-daniels-adds-beer-barrel-finished-whiskey-to-tasters-line/

 

Top seven best-selling speciality spirits

The burgeoning low-alcohol movement and growing popularity of the apéritif occasion have helped take speciality spirits global. We look at the brands taking the category by storm.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/top-seven-best-selling-speciality-spirits-2/

BREAKING BAD STARS LAUNCH MEZCAL

Joining a host of celebrities associated with tequila brands, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are the latest to move into the drinks industry with agave spirits.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/breaking-bad-stars-launch-mezcal/

BARREL-FERMENTED ALBARINO TO BECOME URUGUAY’S PRICIEST WHITE WINE

Pioneer in top-end wine production from Uruguay, Bodega Garzón is to make a flagship white wine from Albariño fermented in a cigar-shaped oak barrel, potentially from this year’s vintage.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/barrel-fermented-albarino-to-become-uruguays-priciest-white-wine/

 

Hennessy Sangria Recipe

If you’re looking to kick your sangria up a notch, check out this simple Henny Sangria recipe that your friends and family will certainly love at the next cookout.

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/hennessy-sangria-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e4123c5c94-JULY_15_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e4123c5c94-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e4123c5c94-38937345&mc_cid=e4123c5c94&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Hashing Out A New Language For Wine: Show, Don’t Tell

The wine times, they are a-changin’. Here are three ways we can see it clearly

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/07/12/hashing-out-a-new-language-for-wine-show-dont-tell/#da55a3d45087

 

Bronco, Gallo & other large wineries dominate Napa County with 70% of permitted production

While the name “Napa” has come to represent pinnacle of American ultra-fine wine ,in reality, 45% of the permitted production is vested in two companies with budget wine reputations — Gallo and Bronco.


http://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=101240

 

Germany Might Be Producing the Best Pinot Noirs Available Today

Today Germany has 29,000 acres of Pinot Noir, the third most plantings in the world after France and the United States—and now American wine drinkers are taking notice.

https://fortune.com/longform/germany-pinot-noir/

 

 

Winemaker Demands To Know What’s In The Wine

No-one was tackling the alcohol-free wine sector to cater to the next generation of wine drinkers who don’t want to consume alcohol.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/margiegoldsmith/2019/07/15/winemaker-demands-to-know-whats-in-the-wine/#503f7c2539f5

 

Wine Science Cafés are great

Anyone can meet to discuss the latest ideas of science that are impacting wine sector.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2019/07/14/wine-science-cafes-are-great-at-least-i-think-so/

 

 

Popping prosecco’s bubble

ustralian farmers want to export more to Europe’s half a billion people. But they risk losing the right to market their products as prosecco, feta and parmesan.

After changing the grape name to glera in 2009, the European Commission wanted to register Prosecco as a GI in Australia in 2013, but the bid failed after Australia argued it had adopted the name because it was a generic variety name like chardonnay.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-13/popping-prosecco-bubble-europe-geographic-indicators-trade/11185078

Top five best-selling ready-to-drink brands

As consumers seek convenience, the ready-to-drink sector has been quick to meet this demand with a torrent of new, innovative offerings. We look at the brands dominating the category.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/top-five-best-selling-ready-to-drink-brands/

White Claw Rips Into Craft Beer Sales

On their own, hard seltzer sales increased nearly 211 percent

ALWAYS IN STOCK!

https://vinepair.com/articles/hop-take-white-claw-craft-beer-sales/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=60736da9e6-JUL_15_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-60736da9e6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-60736da9e6-38937345&mc_cid=60736da9e6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Love Red Wine But Hate the Stains It Leaves on Your Teeth? Wine Wipes Can Help

People with strong enamel and not a lot of plaque can emerge from a wine bar with a relatively clean smile, but for those of us without those markers of exceptional dental health, red wine usually leaves dark, unsightly stains.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/588237/red-wine-stains-wine-wipes-clean-teeth

Chiaretto: The Italian Rosé Wine

Chiaretto rosé wines are made from a majority of the Corvina grape, with some Rondinella and Molinara.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2019/07/15/chiaretto-the-italian-ros-wine/#239897734f64

15 Helpful Words for Talking About Wine

Many wine authorities believe that a wine should be described as specifically as possible, breaking it down into a group of flavor and aroma components that, when all put together, describe the totality in the glass.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/15/dining/drinks/wine-terms.html

Top 10 Cannabis Infused Drinks Producers

Here is the list of top 10 cannabis-infused drinks producers and their products, every cannabis lover must try.

https://cannabisdrinksexpo.com/en/blog/insights-68/top-10-cannabis-infused-drinks-producers-111.htm

Wasps may save California vineyards from ‘invasion’ by Chinese fly

Tests to see if tiny wasps can fight off an expected ‘invasion’ of California vineyards by the spotted lanternfly, which is indigenous to China, are underway at the University of California Riverside.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/spotted-lanternfly-wine-california-420744/#SSV5bi7oL8hiUAJp.99

New Streaming Service Could Modernize The Spirits Industry By Getting Viewers To Shop While They Sip

Spirits Network will run as on-demand video programming for paid subscribers with content ranging from original historical documentaries and reviews and how-to’s — presented by hosts like Minnick — to rebroadcasted interviews with celebrities dishing on their favorite drinks.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2019/07/15/new-streaming-service-could-modernize-the-spirits-industry-by-getting-viewers-to-shop-while-they-sip/#257355666587

Can Champagne help to beat Wrinkles?

Champagne contains antioxidants and cellular activators such as organic acids, minerals and vitamins, which are said to help to slow down the ageing process and repair the skin.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/can-champagne-help-to-beat-wrinkles/

New Wine Video Game

Hundred Days promises to follow the “entire winemaking process.” With the keys to a new winery, you’ll need to make decisions about vines, soil, yeast, harvesting, bottling, sales, and even marketing.

https://www.destructoid.com/hundred-days-is-a-video-game-about-making-wine-560817.phtml

Amorim combats counterfeiting with NFC-enabled corks

Leading cork producer Amorim has released a new range of bartop stoppers, which incorporate near field communication (NFC) technology to tackle counterfeiting.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/amorim-combats-counterfeiting-with-nfc-enabled-corks/

ITALY NAMED THE WORLD’S BEST WINE COUNTRY

The survey compared 30 different wine producing nations to see how they stacked up when it comes to the quality of its wine output, wine tastings, vineyard visits, and the cost of travel and accommodation.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/italy-named-worlds-best-wine-country/

 

 

LOUD NOISE SUPPRESSES OUR ABILITY TO TASTE

A professor of experimental psychology at the University of Oxford, said venues that play their music too loud are at risk of dulling diners’ taste buds.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/spence-loud-noise-suppresses-our-ability-to-taste/

 

ORCHARD PIG CIDER LAUNCHES “THE ULTIMATE STY-CATION”

Painted pink, “the world’s first portable piggy home” can accommodate 12 people and sleep two, equipped with “all the necessities for a night under the stars”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/orchard-pig-cider-launches-the-ultimate-sty-cation/

 

 

Will the Supreme Court’s Tennessee Decision Dramatically Change the U.S. Wine Market?

While the issue at hand was narrow in scope, the decision may have larger consequences for the wine market, including opening the door to challenges to laws that ban wine retailers from shipping to customers in other states.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/will-the-supreme-court-wine-decision-reshape-the-u-s-wine-market

What’s next for three-tier after the Supreme Court’s Tennessee retailer decision?

Don’t make too many bets three-tier will open up after the Tennessee retailer decision; we’ve been down that road before

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/whats-next-for-three-tier-after-the-supreme-courts-tennessee-retailer-decision/

 

 

Special La crema

Jackson Family Wines will introduce a special bottling of La Crema this fall. Created as part of La Crema’s 40th anniversary celebration, the special edition Russian River Valley Pinot Noir was made by current winemaker Craig McAllister in collaboration with La Crema’s founding winemaker Rod Berglund, now co-owner and winemaker of Joseph Swan Vineyards. It will roll out in limited quantities this autumn. La Crema will also host an anniversary celebration at the winery’s estate at Saralee’s Vineyard in the Russian River Valley on August 17.

Where was Wine Invented?

Many will think that the Romans invented wine – This is not the case though they added a great deal of advancing some of the viticulture practices and of course broadening its fan base as they expanding their empire.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/where-was-wine-invented/

Does Alcohol Evaporate from Cooking Wine?

Just about everyone, including many professional chefs and backyard grillers, believes that all the alcohol added to a meal during the cooking process evaporates (or dissipates), leaving behind only a faint aroma and subtle taste.

https://www.foodnetwork.com/how-to/packages/food-network-essentials/cooking-wine-does-alcohol-burn-off

I Tried Tomato Wine and Lost

Could wine taste like this and be made out of tomatoes and still be wine?

https://prohbtd.com/read/i-tried-tomato-wine-and-lost/

 

Zonin USA, Inc. Announces Name Change and a Growing Portfolio

Italy’s largest privately-owned wine company, is pleased to announce that as of July 15, 2019 the name will formally be changed to 1821 Fine Wines & Spirits, A Zonin Family Company.

https://www.winebusiness.com/suppliernews/?go=getSupplierNewsArticle&dataId=216826

 

 

Wine Influencers and Thinking Like a Consumer

When it comes to wine marketing where we rarely stop and think like a consumer.

https://spitbucket.net/2019/07/16/wine-influencers-and-thinking-like-a-consumer/

 

 

Information about organic wines and production practices could be counterproductive.

Consumers are more willing to pay for wine that comes with an organic or organic grape label, but providing information about certification standards and organic production practices reduces consumer willingness to pay for all wines.

https://www.farmprogress.com/equipment/wine-industry-may-have-trouble-oversharing

Gallo Deal Uncertainty Delaying Grape Purchases

It’s tough for them to make decisions on buying grapes and investing in supply when they don’t know if the sale will be authorized,

http://agnetwest.com/gallo-deal-uncertainty-delaying-grape-purchases/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=117890f8c1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_07_17_09_46&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-117890f8c1-64683881

 

Time to declare sweetness levels in wine

How much information do consumers need to know about their wines? Robert Joseph argues that sugar levels, at the very least, should be declared.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/time-declare-sweetness-levels-wine

 

 

Taste & Terroir: A Recipe for a New Kind of Vodka

The terroir (geography, climate, weather) of the fields in Poland where its premium-grade Polska Rye is grown — and its impact on the taste of vodka.

https://vinepair.com/articles/taste-terroir-new-vodka/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=47448cac8b-JUL_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-47448cac8b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-47448cac8b-38937345&mc_cid=47448cac8b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

GLOBAL WINE PRODUCTION REACHED HISTORIC HIGH IN 2018

Global wine production in 2018 reached one of its highest levels since 2000 with a total volume of 292mhl, an increase of 17% compared to the volume recorded in 2017.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/global-wine-production-reached-historic-high-in-2018/

 

FOUR LAWSUITS FILED OVER US ALCOHOL SHIPPING LAWS

Branding the law “unconstitutional”, it ruled that states must treat in-state and out-of-state alcohol businesses in the same way. It also called the residency rules for corporations based outside the state who wished to get a retail license “extraordinarily restrictive”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/four-lawsuits-filed-challenging-us-interstate-alcohol-shipping-laws/

The Bottom Line on Sulfites in Wine

How much sulfites are in wine and how do they affect you? Let’s get to the bottom of sulfites in wine.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/sulfites-in-wine/?utm_campaign=7%2F18%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Cabernet%20Franc%2C%20Sulfites%2C%20Shirts%20%28M6yzwi%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

What Is Fortified Wine? Types, Benefits, and Downsides

In addition to its higher alcohol content, fortified wine boasts a unique flavor and aroma that sets it apart from regular varieties.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/fortified-wine

When will California become too hot to grow wine grapes?

Without major intervention, Napa County can expect to see 15 days a year with a heat index (also known as the “feels like” temperature) exceeding 100 degrees by the middle of this century.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/When-will-California-become-too-hot-to-grow-wine-14102743.php?psid=37t8d

 

 

Substitutes for wine in your fine cooking

Need to know what to substitute

https://www.dailypress.net/life/features/2019/07/substitutes-for-wine-in-your-fine-cooking/

 

 

Bonterra Organic Vineyards Launches New Brand: The Elysian Collection

The Elysian Collection offers elevated wines from certified organic grapes, and Bonterra’s legacy of conscientious farming practices ensures that consumers discover articulated flavors and a consistently high level of quality in the bottle.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/07/17/bonterra-organic-vineyards-launches-new-brand

 

 

Why we need ethical fine wine

Jane proposes a new approach for how we categorise fine wine, with the emphasis on environmental sustainability and social responsibility…

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/news-blogs-anson/ethical-wine-sustainability-420945/#Is7wCkKvVcdBccOG.99

 

The history behind the great Australian red blend

Who was the originator of the “great Australian red” blend, the cabernet shiraz? I recently read a claim that Yalumba was the originator – and another that the cabernet shiraz blend is unique to Australia.

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/07/17/the-history-behind-the-great-australian-red-blend/

 

Zinfandel Deserves More Respect

IT’S OFT-MISUNDERSTOOD, BUT IT’S REALLY A VERSATILE RED WINE FOR ALL SEASONS.

https://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog-posts/zinfandel-deserves-more-respect

 

A Concise History of Champagne and its Bubbles. How? When? Who?

Historically referred to as the wine of kings and the king of wines, Champagne has a storied and checkered past, often as much by happenstance as by astute winemaking.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/a-concise-history-of-champagne-and-its-bubbles-how-when-who/

 

Swiss specialities: chocolate, cheese and … wine?

The global reputation of Switzerland’s winemakers may be set for a boost, backed by a new export promotion strategy that aims to see Swiss labels on menus at the world’s top restaurants.

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-swiss-specialities-chocolate-cheese-wine.html

Why Swiss wine is one of the country’s best kept secrets

https://www.thelocal.ch/20190718/why-swiss-wine-is-one-of-the-countrys-best-kept-secrets

 

 

Consumers Are Drinking Less Wine. That’s Good For Wine Business, In Unexpected Ways.

The sense of drinking responsibly rather than excessively, which commiserates with the consumer base that’s leaning toward a healthier lifestyle.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/07/18/consumers-are-drinking-less-wine-thats-good-for-wine-business-in-unexpected-ways/#70383cdf15f0

 

 

Organic Wine and Fine Dining – is the Trend Becoming a Reality?

An important symbolic change occurred early in the current decade in the social perception of organic wine, due to changing habits among consumers on combining luxury and sustainability.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4094255.html

 

Non-Alcoholic Beer Is for Everyone Now—Yes, Even You

NA beer is blowing up as more and more people edge towards sobriety. And a lot of it tastes good.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a28353499/non-alcoholic-beer-drinkers/

18 of the Best Low-Calorie, Low-Alcohol Beers, Tasted and Ranked

The beers had to have 150 calories or less per 12-ounce serving, and less than 5 percent ABV

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/18-best-low-calorie-beers-ranked-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d7f4a9c42e-Jul_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d7f4a9c42e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d7f4a9c42e-38937345&mc_cid=d7f4a9c42e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

This Shark Week Inspired Beer Is Blood-Red and Salty

Breckenridge Brewery of Littleton, CO is releasing a shark-inspired beer you can sip while watching your shark-related programming. Called “Cherry JAW-some,”

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/shark-week-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d7f4a9c42e-Jul_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d7f4a9c42e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d7f4a9c42e-38937345&mc_cid=d7f4a9c42e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What Are ‘Oenobeers’ And Which Ones Should You Try?

They’re fermented with both grains and grapes before being hopped — offering both beer and wine nerds the chance to geek out.

https://uproxx.com/life/beer-wine-hybrid-beers/

Is it Time to Drop the Traditional Pairing Rules?

Food and beverage pairings, especially involving wine, have been historically encumbered by rules.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/18/is-it-time-to-drop-traditional-pairing-rules/

 

 

Bagged Wine Is Making a Comeback—But Not for the Reason You Think

How many sommeliers have you seen pour from a pouch in a restaurant?

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/beverages/bagged-wine-trend

 

 

How to get around wine country without drinking and driving

Safer ways to explore Napa and Sonoma

While wine country lacks the same widely used public transit system found to the south, there are other ways to get around without driving.

https://sf.curbed.com/2019/7/18/20686340/how-to-get-around-napa-sonoma-wine-country

 

 

CBD Status In MA

Interesting look and recap of CBD,, Hemp And Cannabis Sales in MA

Listen to The Beer, Wine And Spirits show on WSAR

Can CBD be legally sold in liquor stores?

Are you ready for cannabis cafes??

https://wsar.com/assets/podcaster/1569/2019_07_19_1569_82165_4659.mp3

 

Here’s What’s Missing from the Sober-Curious Movement

You’ve seen, I’m sure, all of the consumer media attention being paid right now to abstinence, and sober-curious, and the valorization of non-alcoholic beverages to the point, arguably, of demonizing the enjoyment of wine.

https://abalancedglass.com/30-days-of-discovery/2019/7/17/heres-whats-missing-from-the-sober-curious-movement

 

Non-Vintage Champagnes Provide Affordable Insight Into the World’s Most Prestigious Bubbles

Non-vintage Champagnes are made by blending the current vintage with reserve wines from previous years, a

https://vinepair.com/articles/non-vintage-champagne-guide/

 

8 Beer and Book Pairings

Books that, in my opinion, share affinities with a particular beer or beer style.

https://electricliterature.com/8-beer-and-book-pairings/

Judging a wine by its label? It’s not as straightforward — or silly — as you might think.

The label sells the first bottle, the wine sells the second, according to a wine industry maxim.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/judging-a-wine-by-its-label-its-not-as-straightforward–or-silly–as-you-might-think/2019/07/18/a4efd00c-a80a-11e9-9214-246e594de5d5_story.html?utm_term=.c4238c5d527d

 

 

Perfect Low-ABV Cocktails for Wine Lovers

Often made with aromatized, fortified or still wine, these drinks favor nuance and flavor over a brisk alcohol burn, which makes them ultra food-friendly.


https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/19/the-perfect-low-abv-cocktails-for-wine-lovers/

 

 

Peach Wine Slushies

Fruity drinks are such a great way to cool off during the summer months

https://spicysouthernkitchen.com/peach-wine-slushies/

 

 

French wine production hit by heatwave

Wine production in France this year will be down by between six and 13 percent over 2018, notably because of the ongoing heatwave

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-french-wine-production-heatwave.html

 

10 Easy Vodka Cocktails Because Summer

Sometimes nothing says summer like refreshing vodka cocktails

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/10-summer-vodka-cocktails/

 

 

Spitting is essential to tasting good wine, and here’s why

For professionals — winegrowers, oenologists, sommeliers, wine merchants — tasting wine means assessing its appearance, or robe, its interaction with air, its aromas and finally its taste, as well as its “structure” in the mouth.

https://www.lifestyleasia.com/hk/food-drink/drinks/spitting-is-essential-to-tasting-good-wine-and-heres-why/

 

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A Wine Lover’s Guide to Newport, Rhode Island

The Science of Sweetness in Cocktails

‘Game of Thrones’: A final beer to toast the series

 

Do not become a victim of ‘wine familiarity fatigue’

If you have been drinking the same variety of wine by the same producer for some time you are probably the victim of wine familiarity fatigue.

http://www.dailystarjournal.com/at_home/do-not-become-a-victim-of-wine-familiarity-fatigue/article_7b65732e-9f3e-11e9-bb93-2ff91e1fdbf4.html

Current federal regulations make producing canned wine expensive and cumbersome

The biggest challenge: different can sizes between those currently approved for wine and those used for virtually every other beverage.

https://www.mpnnow.com/news/20190706/schumer-wineries-end-restrictions-on-wine-in-cans

Museum toasts history of California wine making

1881 Napa, a wine history museum and tasting salon, opened this month in Oakville, about 60 miles north of San Francisco.

https://www.theitem.com/stories/museum-toasts-history-of-california-wine-making,329870

Miss Manners: Any way to fend off unwanted wine gifts?

But does Miss Manners have any suggestions for ways I can prevent this gift-mismatch?

https://www.theledger.com/news/20190707/miss-manners-any-way-to-fend-off-unwanted-wine-gifts

How Does a Beer Get Skunky?

It’s commonly thought that subjecting beer to variations in temperature will skunk it. However, skunkiness in beer is caused not by heat, but by light.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/53966/skunked-beer-what-causes-skunky-beer-and-how-to-prevent-it/

Top 10 best-selling rum brands

Producers are tapping into the premiumisation trend with exciting line extensions and investing in bold marketing campaigns to boost growth. We take a look at the performance of the world’s biggest rum brands.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/top-10-best-selling-rum-brands-2/

‘It’s Complicated’: Understanding Volatile Acidity and Its Role in Wine

It’s a combination of compounds — primarily ethyl acetate and acetic acid — that are present in small amounts in pretty much every wine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/volatile-acidity-wine/

Self-Translating Wine Labels Becoming the New Standard

Artificial intelligence reads and interprets the content and augmented reality projects the new text back onto the label, right in front of you.”

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/self-translating-wine-labels-becoming-120500125.html

Guinness brewery masters working on non-alcoholic black stuff

A non-alcoholic version of Guinness is in the works but don’t expect to see it in pubs or shops anytime soon.

https://www.irishcentral.com/culture/food-drink/guinness-brewery-non-alcoholic

Italy’s Prosecco hills were added to the UNESCO World Heritage list

Italy’s northeastern Conegliano and Valdobbiadene hills, home to the world-famous sparkling wine prosecco, have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.

https://www.businessinsider.com/prosecco-hills-unesco-world-heritage-list-2019-7?r=US&IR=T

Why UNESCO’s New Wine World Heritage Site Is Controversial

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexledsom/2019/07/13/why-unescos-new-wine-world-heritage-site-is-controversial/#5c148fe9150b

Top six best-selling Tequila brands

It’s an exciting time for the Tequila category as key investments take effect and celebrity endorsements create a buzz. We present the brands at the top of the volume ladder.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/top-six-best-selling-tequila-brands-2/

MARIAH CAREY OPENS WINE BOTTLE WITH JUST HER VOICE

Singing to a bottle of Drouhin white Burgundy fastened with a screwcap, which flew off when she hit the high note.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/watch-mariah-carey-opens-wine-bottle-with-just-her-voice-in-bottletopchallenge/

Do Wine Drinkers Really Trade Up?

It’s a more complicated question than you might think

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/voices/do-wine-drinkers-really-trade-up/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=74437717&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_xVmkvHeVCMrneq3YJZsNA7Zo26oy8bQDDqOwlfKjKM8CLlr28qNEOhIL6OYrLFzcStcVG6dQslKkZS8rQ1Dyb6zCnGXY1hHUXXXwFLg6_mi4YbjQ&_hsmi=74438087

Top seven best-selling gin brands

There seems to be little standing in the way of gin’s booming popularity – and it’s certainly not just ‘craft’ players bringing excitement to the category, as our list of the top-selling gin brands proves.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/top-seven-best-selling-gin-brands-2/

Cognac producers combat climate change

Climate change is having a noticeable effect on Cognac as untimely frosts and freak hailstorms batter the region

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/cognac-producers-combat-climate-change/

NAPA VALLEY COMMITS TO LOWERING CARBON FOOTPRINT

The Napa Valley Vintners has become the first American wine trade association to sign up to the Porto Protocols and commit to lowering the region’s carbon footprint.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/napa-valley-commits-to-lowering-carbon-footprint/

MLS Rum

Captain Morgan has partnered with Major League Soccer (MLS) to become the league’s official spiced rum and exclusive spirits partner through 2022. The rum will also become an official sponsor of the Chicago Fire, D.C. United, New York City FC, Philadelphia Union, and Seattle Sounders teams. Custom labeled bottles of Captain Morgan featuring team colors and crests will be hitting the market soon. The partnership also includes national television ads that will be launching this month. Captain Morgan was down 2.7% to 5.6 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

New Rum

Beam Suntory-owned Cruzan Rum is launching a new watermelon-flavored addition to its lineup. Available nationally, the limited-edition release is 21% abv and retails for a suggested price of $12 a 750-ml. Cruzan Watermelon was distilled on St. Croix using cane molasses in a five-column distillation process. As part of Cruzan’s Island Spirit Fund, one dollar from every case of Cruzan Watermelon sold will go toward hurricane recovery efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands and on the mainland.

A waste of good wine? Non! Spitting is essential to tasting

Spitting the wine out is intrinsic to a tasting.

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-good-wine-essential.html

Terroir matters as much for wood as it does for wine

A new organic winery for Pizzolato, designed by MADE, is built almost entirely out of local, sustainably harvested wood.

WE STOCK PIZZOLATO WINES!

https://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/terroir-matters-much-wood-it-does-wine.html

Why You Shouldn’t Care Much About Wine

Because, you see, the gist of it is that you shouldn’t really care much about wine.

https://timatkin.com/why-you-shouldnt-care-much-about-wine/

 

Lohr Vineyards & Wines Unveils New J. Lohr Pure Paso™ Proprietary Red Wine

Showcasing the winery’s most popular varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon, in a blend with Petite Sirah.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/07/10/j-lohr-vineyards-wines-unveils-new-pure-paso-proprietary-red-wine

Don Julio unveils Lagavulin cask-finished Tequila

Diageo-owned Don Julio has released its second Scotch-influenced expression ­– a reposado Tequila finished in casks that previously held Lagavulin single malt.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/don-julio-unveils-lagavulin-cask-finished-tequila/

Top nine best-selling liqueur brands

In the face of calls for low-sugar drinks, the liqueurs category has had to work overtime in order to retain its audience. Despite these challenges, seven out of the nine best-selling liqueur brands posted marginal growth over the last 12 months.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/top-nine-best-selling-liqueur-brands/

What You’re like on Coffee, Wine, and Cannabis

A funny, but realistic, look at the mental effects of 3 of the world’s most talked about substances.

https://winefolly.com/update/coffee-vs-wine-vs-cannabis/?utm_campaign=7%2F11%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Wine%2FCoffee%2FWeed%2C%20White%20Wine%20aging%2C%20T-Shirts%20%28JyqYD9%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

White Wine Aging Chart

Some white wines have been noted to age well for 30 years or more.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/white-wine-aging-chart-best-practices/?utm_campaign=7%2F11%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Wine%2FCoffee%2FWeed%2C%20White%20Wine%20aging%2C%20T-Shirts%20%28JyqYD9%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

Moonshine’s XXX Labels Denote Precision, Not Poison

Misconceptions around moonshine, a once-illicit liquor that’s still made legally and illegally today, proliferate on the internet

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-moonshine-xxx-label-mean/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=51ef73c2f2-JULY_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-51ef73c2f2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-51ef73c2f2-38937345&mc_cid=51ef73c2f2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Boston Beer Product

The Boston Beer Company has introduced Wild Leaf Craft Hard Tea, including a new pair of 4.5% abv iced teas with fruit flavors. Available now nationwide, Wild Leaf comes in two expressions—Black Tea with Lemon & Honeysuckle and Green Tea with Apple & Honey—both of which contain 11 grams of sugar and 130 calories per serving. They can be purchased as a 6-pack ($10) or as a single 16-ounce can ($2), with the Black Tea also available in 12-packs of slim cans ($17). Boston Beer is already active in hard tea with its Twisted Tea label, an Impact “Hot Brand” that rose 8% to 13.1 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the U.S. last year.

Why don’t we drink dessert wine?

Dessert wine is one of those things that wine aficionados love in theory but not in practice.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Why-don-t-we-drink-dessert-wine-14085971.php

Why are French producers seeing red over blue wine experiment?

It’s made in the same way as any other wine, but gets its blue colour as a result of being filtered through red grape skins which contain anthocyanins.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20190711/why-are-french-producers-seeing-red-over-blue-wine-experiment

 

What’s the Difference Between Cooking Wine and Regular Wine?

The main difference between cooking wine and wine that you drink is quality

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/packages/ultimate-wine-guide/difference-between-cooking-wine-regular-wine

 

No need to worry about U.S. wine sales – convenience store wine will save us

About one percent more convenience stores sold wine in 2018. That total is almost half of the 153,000 U.S. locations.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/no-need-to-worry-about-u-s-wine-sales-convenience-store-wine-will-save-us/

‘Game of Thrones’: A final beer to toast the series

‘My Watch Has Ended’ the last of a 15-beer collection pegged to the HBO show

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/07/11/game-of-thrones-a-final-beer-to-toast-the-series/

 

RED WINE MAY BE KEY TO NEXT-GEN WEARABLE TECH

According to the research, the addition of tannins improved mechanical properties of materials such as cotton to develop wearable sensors for rehabilitation monitoring, significantly increasing the longevity of a device.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/red-wine-may-be-key-to-next-gen-wearable-tech/

NON-DETECTABLE TCA GUARANTEE EXTENDED TO SPARKLING WINE STOPPERS

The world’s largest cork producer, Amorim has extended its non-detectable TCA guarantee to sparkling wine stoppers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/non-detectable-tca-guarantee-extended-to-sparkling-wine-stoppers/

Sparkling Blue Nun

Once a million-case brand in the U.S., Germany’s Blue Nun now sells about 180,000 cases stateside, according to Impact Databank, imported by Shaw-Ross International. While the brand has faced challenges over the years as younger consumers have been slow to embrace the Riesling category, Blue Nun has seen improved momentum lately, boosted by its 24K Gold Sparkling extension. Retailing at $15 a 750-ml., the sparkling offering contains real 24K gold flakes and is present in 38 states.

“The launch of 24K has helped introduce the Blue Nun brand to many first-time consumers,” says Mark Tramont, who oversees the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for Blue Nun parent F.W. Langguth Erben. Tramont adds that the sparkling extension skews toward female drinkers and has had particular success with multicultural consumers in markets like Texas, Georgia, California, New Jersey, Florida, and Illinois—most of which are not traditional strongholds for Blue Nun overall.

Regarding the outlook for German wine (a 2-million-case category in the U.S.) and for Riesling in particular, Tramont says consumer education is the key. “Our challenge is that many people overlook the category without exploring it. But there’s no other grape as versatile as Riesling, which can go from sparkling to still and bone-dry to sweet,” he notes. Blue Nun Riesling has a “substantially drier” profile than most of its competitors, he adds, which the company sees as a positive differentiator in the current market.

The Science of Sweetness in Cocktails

How bartenders use sugar in mixed drinks—and what researchers say about our perception of sweetness

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-sweetness-in-cocktails/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=74570223&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–tmQgTda4KXoimR_qeVGwFNACwInENBx0W8mRcD7KSVoMkew7wwGA8lRcslpnovjVRMBkp6CerKWUrPlesQtWdcgNE24Mxqo_XOPV0SnjzttjoSFA&_hsmi=74570079

 

How to Pair Tomatoes with Wine

There are more than 10,000 types of tomato, which range in color from white to black and are used around the globe in everything from drinks to dessert

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/12/how-to-pair-tomatoes-with-wine/

 

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Newport, Rhode Island

Newport may not necessarily make you think of wine, despite the existence of regional wineries here since 1975.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/12/wine-lovers-guide-newport-rhode-island/

 

Are There Benefits to American Oak Over French?

If a tree falls in the forest, does it matter the forest from which it came? Winemakers seem to think so.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/11/are-there-benefits-to-american-oak-over-french/

 

Budweiser, Bud Light release beer-themed swimwear and ‘pajameralls’

Now you can’t only bring your Bud Light into the pool – you can wear it, too.

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/budweiser-bud-light-beer-swimwear-pajameralls

Top six drivers for the growing wine-in-a-can market

New study looks at the drivers and motivations of wine-in-a-can consumers, identifying those areas winemakers should focus on to build their canned wine sales.

https://www.packworld.com/article/top-six-drivers-growing-wine-can-market

 

Resveratrol Is in Your Wine and Your Skincare—What’s So Great About It?

Resveratrol is a natural antioxidant that can be found in grape skin, peanuts, berries, and even dark chocolate. In skincare, however, it works on a cellular level to fight aging.

https://www.elle.com/beauty/makeup-skin-care/a28378301/resveratrol-skin-benefits/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 07-15-19

July 15, 2019

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Liquor Industry News

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07-15-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Breaking Down the Differences Between Gin and Genever

Allergic or Intolerant to Wine? There’s a Ray of Hope for You

Pabst Debuts Hard Coffee And Everyone Says it Tastes Like Yoo-hoo

 

Alcoholic beverages should carry cancer warnings, health groups say

Some in the beverage industry are pushing back against what they call an “unwarranted” move, and even dispute the link between alcohol and cancer.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cancer-warning-labels-proposed-for-alcohol/

These countries drink wine but don’t import it

Which countries consume mostly their own domestic product and which countries import their wine?

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2019/07/these-countries-drink-wine-but-dont.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheWineGourd+%28The+Wine+Gourd%29

 

Seven new grapes approved in historic Bordeaux AOC vote

The new varieties approved at the syndicate’s annual general meeting were four reds, Arinarnoa, Touriga Nacional, Marselan and Castets, and three whites, Alvarinho, Petit Manseng and Liliorila.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/news/seven-new-grapes-approved-historic-bordeaux-aoc-vote

 

How Can Wineries Use Instagram Better?

The vast majority of responses to my original post has been agreement that, yes, winery Instagram feeds do tend to suck.

https://spitbucket.net/2019/06/28/how-can-wineries-use-instagram-better/

 

Wine should never be cheap

Look at the wine aisles, and I can tell you that there are lots of wines retailing in the UK at £5 or below, and with duty, tax and retailer margin, no producer is making any money from these bottles.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/business-of-wine/wine-should-never-be-cheap

 

Two Words That Matter To Wine Lovers,

But The Wine Industry Largely Avoids

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/06/30/two-words-that-the-wine-industry-largely-avoids-that-matter-to-wine-lovers-its-time-for-a-change/#71817cac4a43

 

FIVE WAYS TO SELL SUSTAINABILITY

As numerous psychological studies have shown, human beings are an extremely lazy species, especially when it comes to decision making.

https://www.wineintelligence.com/five-ways-to-sell-sustainability/

 

Cleaning and Sanitizing Winery Equipment: Stainless Steel, Barrels, Bottling Lines

How its done

https://psuwineandgrapes.wordpress.com/2019/06/28/cleaning-and-sanitizing-winery-equipment-stainless-steel-barrels-bottling-lines/

 

How A Rumor About The Devil Saved This Chilean Wine

Casillero del Diablo, or The Devil’s Cellar, wouldn’t exist today if it weren’t for the fear of the devil

https://www.forbes.com/sites/aliwunderman/2019/07/01/how-satan-saved-this-chilean-wine/#78eddf583b62

 

 

10 Things You Should Know About Heineken

Today, Heineken is the world’s second-largest brewer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/zero-heineken-beer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3784f1e96e-JULY_2_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3784f1e96e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3784f1e96e-38937345&mc_cid=3784f1e96e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

6 Beers that Don’t Taste Like Beer for People Who Don’t Like Beer

For plenty of people, beer does mean the watery industrial lagers so many of us guzzled down in college.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-beer-for-people-who-dont-like-beer/

Hard Seltzers Make Their Mark On Impact’s “Hot Brands” List

While the U.S. market’s major brewers have faced their share of challenges lately—among them the decline of mainstream beers and ongoing market share losses to wine and spirits—they’re seeing rapid growth from a relatively new category: hard seltzers. A number of hard seltzer brands are making inroads with consumers—especially those mindful of their intake of calories, sugar, and carbohydrates—led by five labels that were recently named as Impact “Hot Brands.”

Boston Beer Co. has been among the leaders in the hard seltzer category with its Truly Spiked & Sparkling brand. Launched in 2016, Truly Spiked & Sparkling reached nearly 6 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the U.S. last year, across a portfolio that includes 13 flavors of 5% abv sparklers. Dave Burwick, president and CEO of Boston Beer, recently said, “Truly continues to grow beyond our expectations. We’re expanding distribution across all channels and improving our position as a leader in hard seltzer as more competitors enter the category.”

White Claw, from Mark Anthony Brands, is right on Truly’s heels at 5.8 million cases, up from 1.7 million cases in 2017. White Claw includes Black Cherry, Ruby Grapefruit, Raspberry, and Mango flavors, and recently added a limited edition “Pure” Hard Seltzer (5% abv/100 calories a serving) that’s billed as a take on the vodka soda. Twelve-packs of the new entry retail at around $16.

In addition to the top two seltzer brands, entries from A-B (Bon & Viv) and MillerCoors (Henry’s Hard sparkling water) were recognized as Hot Brands. Chelsea Phillips, vice president of Beyond Beer Brands at A-B, attributes Bon & Viv’s performance last year to its “Follow Your Siren” ad campaign and the steady introduction of new flavors.

Diageo Beer Co. USA is also seeing gains in the category with its Smirnoff Spiked sparkling seltzer range. According to Krista Kiisk, brand director for flavored malt beverages at Diageo, Smirnoff Spiked is benefiting from rising consumer demand for products with no sugar. “The fact that Smirnoff Spiked has zero sugar is a point of difference from other options in the category,” Kiisk says.

Impact has a full report on the Hot Brand award winners for the beer, cider, RTD, and hard seltzer categories in its July 1 issue.

Chenin Blanc’s New Chapter

Now it’s starting a new chapter in the New World: Not only can Chenin Blanc acclimate to a variety of conditions, it can also deftly express its terroir.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/01/chenin-blanc-new-chapter/

Thirsty For Diversification? Consider Wine

Many of us enjoy a good glass of wine, and some of us go to great lengths to collect a fine, vintage bottle. For others, an interest in wine may evolve into an investment strategy.

https://www.fa-mag.com/news/thirsty-for-diversification–consider-wine-45530.html

Red Wine Aging Chart

Some red wines age better than others.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/red-wine-aging-chart-best-practices/

Understanding Vineyard Pests and Diseases

Grape growers and winemakers on how to identify and treat pests, fungal and bacterial infections, and viral diseases

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/understanding-vineyard-pests-and-diseases/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=74239914&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_K_p8x3G_kVSmLGikxw8WMny8qW-1w7oXoOQbIKeVfScfrLCKbbhbdQGUbsVKk5R9TtcU7BKX0sV0lxMcA8AI5htuSrw4PMnF2NL53367yyAaycwg&_hsmi=74240211

Wine, Widgets & Website Accessibility

Like most businesses today, wineries are grappling with making their websites accessible to users with disabilities

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/07/02/wine-widgets-website-accessibility

Pabst Debuts Hard Coffee And Everyone Says it Tastes Like Yoo-hoo

The 5-percent-ABV alcoholic coffee has garnered a general consensus of being a Frappuccino-like coffee chocolate milkshake, akin to childhood chocolate drink Yoo-hoo.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/pabst-hard-coffee/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c3745d956b-JULY_3_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c3745d956b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c3745d956b-38937345&mc_cid=c3745d956b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Aerator vs Decanter: Which is Better?

While the premise behind aerating and decanting wine is quite similar, there are some notable differences between the two.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/02/aerator-vs-decanter/

Defining Sugar Free Wine

The low down on residual sugar in wine

https://naturalmerchants.com/organicwines/sugar-free-wines/

Wine Grape Pruning Expenses Slashed with Mechanization

Mechanical pruning not only reduced labor costs by 90%, it resulted in increased grape yields and had no impact on the grape berry’s anthocyanin content.

https://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/wine-grape-pruning-expenses-slashed-with-mechanization/

Three workers die in Spain after being poisoned by fumes in wine vat

Everything indicates that poisonous gas was produced in one of the vats

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-07/03/c_138195852.htm

How the Supreme Court decision could upend the US wine market

Most wholesalers, and their lobbying association the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), on the other hand, have long opposed retailers’ rights to ship product into different states.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/how-supreme-court-decision-could-upend-us-wine-market

When is wine judgement more than just opinion?

When faced with an unfamiliar or new style of wine, what is the fairest way for a wine professional to respond?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/when-wine-judgement-more-just-opinion

Wine Appreciation As An Aesthetic Experience

The most important factor to keep in mind is that wine is an everyday affair. It is consumed by people in the course of their daily lives

https://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2019/07/wine-appreciation-as-an-aesthetic-experience.html

Insights into the world’s most widely planted variety – Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s most widely planted grape variety. Australia is home to what are believed to be among the oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the world, located in the northern Barossa Valley (planted in 1886).

https://www.wineaustralia.com/news/market-bulletin/issue-163?utm_source=Wine+Australia+weekly+market+bulletins&utm_campaign=b82e68996c-Weekly_market_bulletin_2_July_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a9be1dd865-b82e68996c-211893529

Milk-based liquor gets shot at lucrative vodka market

Distillers whose main ingredient is dairy, fruit or honey can now label their product vodka

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/canada-new-vodka-standard-milk-fruit-honey-1.5198642

LIBER PATER TO RELEASE THE MOST EXPENSIVE IN THE WORLD

Boutique Bordeaux producer Liber Pater is to release its next vintage at €30,000 a bottle, making it the most expensive wine in the world.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/liber-pater-to-release-the-most-expensive-in-the-world/

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE RESULTING IN THE USE OF MORE PESTICIDES IN VINEYARDS

Researchers have said that climate change could have a significant impact on the amount of pesticides used in vineyards as rainfall and humidity levels rise.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/climate-change-resulting-in-more-pesticides-in-wine/

 

Canned vs. Bottled: Which Type of Wine Is More Sustainable?

Is single-serve canned wine really a more sustainable product than a traditional 750-milliliter bottle of wine, which pours approximately five glasses?

https://fortune.com/longform/canned-wine-sustainability-environment/

 

Hottest Wine App, My Wine Society, Introduced by Wine Lover Website, Wine Enthusiast

Our Podcast Is On IT!!

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/07/03/wine-app-my-wine-society-introduced-by-wine-enthusiast

 

Wine’s Magic Ingredient

The magic ingredient can be free and you can get it anywhere.

https://thetahoeweekly.com/2019/07/wines-magic-ingredient/

 

Allergic or Intolerant to Wine? There’s a Ray of Hope for You

Now researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered a compound in natural yeast that may be the baseline culprit accountable for many wine allergies or intolerances.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/allergic-or-intolerant-to-wine-theres-a-ray-of-hope-for-you/

 

Next climate challenge: Getting the smoky taste out of wine

Wine is big business in California. It’s the source of 3 of every 5 bottles sold in the United States, with an estimated $35.2 billion in U.S. sales in 2017

https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060663569

 

The Five Best Italian Red Wines Beginners Must Try

Because they absolutely encapsulate what Italian wine is all about!

https://winefolly.com/episode/best-italian-red-wines-that-beginners-must-to-try/

 

6 Sparkling Wines That Are Chicer (& Cheaper) Than Prosecco

Read on for our pick of surprisingly affordable summer sparkles

https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/prosecco-alternatives-sparkling-wine

 

A Quick Guide to Wine Dryness: Why It Tastes Sweet When It Isn’t (and More)

What exactly is sweet, and what is dry in a wine?

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

 

By-The-Glass Wine Lists Are Really Bad. Here’s Why Restaurants Should Make Them Better.

Not only are by-the-glass lists routinely bad but, as consumers, we’ve come to expect it—and pay a premium for it besides.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/glass-wine-lists-really-bad-130512640.html

 

At this Plymouth wine bar, you do the pouring

At Uva, located in Plymouth’s increasingly lively downtown, a customer can get 1.5 ounces, 3 ounces, or 6 ounces of wine by swiping a card in one of the machines the bar uses, with an automatic cap of 18 ounces per hour.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/07/05/this-wine-bar-customers-pouring/msIFgL45kLtIsXAklRb48K/story.html

 

Is your wine bottle lighter? That’s one way wineries are cutting their energy use.

Some wineries are taking substantial measures to reduce the environmental impact of all that energy use.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/is-your-wine-bottle-lighter-thats-one-way-wineries-are-cutting-their-energy-use/2019/07/03/4d91bc4a-9ddc-11e9-9ed4-c9089972ad5a_story.html?utm_term=.f06511bf662c

 

YOUR GUIDE TO BECOMING A ROSÉ EXPERT

Rosé isn’t just red and white wine mixed together.

https://qz.com/quartzy/1625750/the-complete-summer-guide-to-rose-wine/

 

 

Crushing Some Myths of Wine Tasting

To swirl or not to swirl?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/07/crushing-some-myths-of-wine-tasting

 

Breaking Down the Differences Between Gin and Genever

If you’re not familiar with genever, you’re certainly not alone.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/05/breaking-down-the-differences-between-gin-and-genever/

 

The myths behind the wine mum hidden drinking culture in New Zealand

There’s a common acceptance that parenting is hard, so it’s little wonder so many women turn to alcohol and cling to the wine mum culture that exists as a form of acceptance and belonging

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/113911596/the-myths-behind-the-wine-mum-hidden-drinking-culture-in-new-zealand

 

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July 8, 2019

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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07-08-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Massachusetts Lawmakers Want To Crack Down on Beer Gardens

The Perfect Wine Pairings For All Your Favorite BBQ and Grilled Foods

The Hottest Cocktails of Summer 2019

 

 

New Seltzer

Stratford, Connecticut-based Two Roads Brewing Company is preparing to enter the hard seltzer market with H2Roads Craft Hard Seltzer. The 4.5% abv seltzer is flavored using real fruit instead of extracts or flavorings and made with cane sugar. The brand will launch with three flavors: Raspberry, Grapefruit, and Cranberry Lime. The releases, depending on flavor, will range from 95-115 calories and contain 2-3 grams of sugar and 2-4 grams of carbs. H2Roads will debut on draft and in 6-packs of 12-ounces cans in August throughout Two Roads’ distribution footprint.

Are Wineries Getting Inspected by the FDA?

Please note that breweries, [hard] cideries, and distilleries are also subject to the FSMA regulation and FDA inspections,

https://www.dgwinemaking.com/are-wineries-getting-inspected-by-the-fda/

The top 10 best-selling Scotch brands

Looking across our top 10, only two brands were in decline, with double-digit growth for Diageo’s Black & White blend

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/the-top-10-best-selling-scotch-whisky-brands-2/

Trinchero Family Estates moves into vermouth

Winery Trinchero Family Estates has created a line of dry and sweet vermouths that were inspired by a 120-year-old family recipe.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/trinchero-family-estates-moves-into-vermouth/

BOISSET OPENS NAPA’S FIRST WINE HISTORY MUSEUM

Flamboyant Frenchman Jean-Charles Boisset has opened the Napa Valley’s first wine history museum at Oakville Grocery, which dates back to 1881.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/06/boisset-opens-napas-first-wine-history-museum/

Line 39 Wines Launches Augmented Reality App

Line 39 has launched a mobile app for summer featuring an adventurous ‘Find Your Summer’ AR experience activated by the bottle labels

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=215756

Why having too many choices makes us miserable

Having a lot of choices at our fingertips creates the feeling of FOMO, and that makes us miserable.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90366816/why-having-too-many-choices-is-a-bad-thing

Hard seltzer sales have exploded.

Here’s a look at which kinds are actually worth buying

https://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/hard-seltzer-sales-have-exploded-here-s-a-look-at/article_d008f350-1fec-5802-82c5-195dbd3dada3.html

Napa County creating special blend of regulations for small wineries

That exemption doesn’t allow direct-to-consumer activities like tasting and sales, according to the report

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/napacounty/9723145-181/napa-county-small-winery-regulation

THE FOUR THINGS WINE CONSUMERS CARE ABOUT

What is driving consumers to purchase the wines they do and how are they making these decisions?

https://www.wineintelligence.com/the-four-things-wine-consumers-care-about/

 

America’s Best Beers, According To Homebrewers (2019)

Of the 25 that made the list, 20 beers come from small and independent craft brewers

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/best-beers-america-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=295b6ccb85-JUNE_25_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-295b6ccb85-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-295b6ccb85-38937345&mc_cid=295b6ccb85&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Unlikely Tale of How Scotch Survived (and Thrived) During Prohibition

The British government did not jump on the wagon, and Scotch exports declined less than 3 percent between 1920 and 1932.

https://vinepair.com/articles/scotch-whisky-history-prohibition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=295b6ccb85-JUNE_25_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-295b6ccb85-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-295b6ccb85-38937345&mc_cid=295b6ccb85&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Negroni Pops Recipe

These Negroni Pops combine the classic negroni cocktail’s signature ingredients – gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth – with a sweet-and-sour strawberry and grapefruit juice in a frosty adult popsicle.

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/negroni-pops-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=295b6ccb85-JUNE_25_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-295b6ccb85-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-295b6ccb85-38937345&mc_cid=295b6ccb85&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Seven Things You Should Know About Chateau Montelena

There’s far more to learn about this American icon

https://vinepair.com/articles/chateau-montelena-judgment-paris/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=295b6ccb85-JUNE_25_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-295b6ccb85-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-295b6ccb85-38937345&mc_cid=295b6ccb85&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Top 10 best-selling world whisk(e)y brands

As Irish whiskey maintains its rising popularity, Japanese whisky and American whiskey strain to keep up with demand

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/the-top-10-best-selling-world-whiskey-brands/

 

The Benefits of Learning with a Wine Aroma Kit

My new aroma kit helped fill that gap in my education, introducing me to common wine aromas I didn’t encounter on a regular basis like lychee, truffle, lees and red currant.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/24/the-benefits-of-learning-with-a-wine-aroma-kit/

 

Hello, is this Cabernet Alexa?

Will technology replace wine educators?

http://www.vinfabula.com/wine-stories/2019/6/17/hello-is-this-cabernet-alexa

Reductive vs. Oxidative Winemaking, Explained

Both terms refer to the relative presence or absence of oxygen during winemaking.

https://vinepair.com/articles/reductive-oxidative-winemaking-differences/

 

You May Not Be Drinking The Famous Stag’s Leap Wine You Think You’re Drinking

The winery whose name has an apostrophe before the S – is the famous Napa winery known for producing the Cabernet that bested the top Bordeaux at the 1976 Judgement of Paris.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/you-may-not-be-drinking-the-famous-stags-leap-wine-you-think-youre-drinking/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=773d0e2036-JUNE_26_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-773d0e2036-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-773d0e2036-38937345&mc_cid=773d0e2036&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Barefoot

E& J. Gallo’s Barefoot Cellars has introduced Barefoot Wine-To-Go, the latest new packaging format for the brand. The 500-ml. carton features a screwcap and is available nationwide for Barefoot’s Moscato, Rosé, Pinot Grigio, and Chardonnay wines. In support of the launch, Barefoot has partnered with actress Mindy Kaling on a series of short videos that promote Wine-To-Go’s portability. Barefoot is the second-largest wine brand in the U.S., with more than 20 million cases depleted in 2018, according to Impact Databank.

 

How does one shop for wine?

The biggest 10 producers make up about just under 20% of the world market. In most

grocery stores, the wines represented may come from as few as five producers, though

the display, known as the “wine wall” appears to have scores of producers competing for

your wine dollars.

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/life/columnists/2019/06/25/robert-russell-how-does-one-shop-wine/1551463001/

 

Busted: 5 Health Myths About Wine

Learn the truth behind commonly held beliefs about alcohol and wellness

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/busted-5-health-myths-about-wine

 

What Does Price Say About Your Wine?

Price itself isn’t a litmus test for quality or taste.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/25/what-does-price-say-about-your-wine/

 

Decoding Tennessee Whiskey

Sometimes it seems like Bourbon and rye get all the attention, but Tennessee whiskey deserves a share of the spotlight, too.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/25/decoding-tennessee-whiskey/

 

How To Make White Wine Sangria

White Wine Sangria! Sangria is really simple, it’s fruit soaked in wine. Good for a party of two or a crowd and pairs well with just about anything.

https://pasowine.com/white-wine-sangria/

 

Top 10 best-selling brandy and Cognac brands

Global exports of Cognac rose for a fourth consecutive year from 2017­-2018, according to Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) figures

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/top-10-best-selling-brandy-and-cognac-brands/

 

 

THE 10 MOST VALUABLE BEER BRANDS IN THE WORLD 2019

Each year, accountancy firm Brand Finance compares the revenues the world’s largest drinks companies make from their brands to determine which have the most influence and exposure.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/06/the-10-most-valuable-beer-brands-in-the-world-2019/

 

 

Survey Of Wine Consumers Says Sustainability Takes Precedence Over Organic

High consumer interest in sustainably produced wine, and consumers harbor a favorable perception of sustainable certification programs as well.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/06/26/survey-of-wine-consumers-says-sustainability-takes-precedence-over-organic/#386068a07bd8

 

 

Given more information about how wine is made, consumers less likely to pay for organic

The study provides insight on consumer perception of organic and organic grape labeling, and how labels that highlight the absence of ingredients are perceived by consumers who aren’t familiar with standard production practices,

https://phys.org/news/2019-06-wine-consumers.html

 

Time to change perception of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand’s much-loved Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc needs to change its ‘drink now’ image to help boost consumer understanding of its more complex, premium and age-worthy styles.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/25493/Time_to_change_perception_of_Marlborough_Sauvignon_Blanc.html

The Hottest Cocktails of Summer 2019

Yelp just released its list of the summer’s top drinks, and the Aperol Spritz takes the top spot.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/most-popular-cocktails-summer-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=92ecab2d86-JUNE_28_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-92ecab2d86-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-92ecab2d86-38937345&mc_cid=92ecab2d86&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

5 of the Best Coffee-Infused Spirits and How to Use Them

As Americans have become more particular about our morning cup or afternoon cold brew, the coffee liqueur category is thriving.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/coffee-infused-spirits-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=92ecab2d86-JUNE_28_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-92ecab2d86-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-92ecab2d86-38937345&mc_cid=92ecab2d86&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE MAJOR WILDFIRE IN SPAIN

Authorities are battling a wildfire in Catalonia in northeastern Spain, deemed to be the region’s “worst in 20 years”, with the blaze having spread over 16,000 acres of land threatening vineyards in the area.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/06/firefighters-battle-major-wildfire-in-spain/

 

The Science of Rapid Liquor Infusion

Bartenders are playing with pressure, temperature, and time to get flavor faster

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-rapid-liquor-infusion/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=74146934&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_EX6RA6T8fwzsu1usYX9OP2Ez3SqbM1wQXReve_hRwVwyRHJKfI1VjL2acCeVFJnmsmIrtVUvqJKh5ZEuzHQp0h5PdVq3fOcFnsBIZ0TpAAe-mL_g&_hsmi=74147531

 

How to Identify Off-flavors in Beer

At times, bar and restaurant patrons send back a beer not because they don’t like the style but because they claim it contains an “off-flavor”—an unpleasant taste or smell that in most cases shouldn’t be present.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-to-identify-off-flavors-in-beer/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=74146934&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_EX6RA6T8fwzsu1usYX9OP2Ez3SqbM1wQXReve_hRwVwyRHJKfI1VjL2acCeVFJnmsmIrtVUvqJKh5ZEuzHQp0h5PdVq3fOcFnsBIZ0TpAAe-mL_g&_hsmi=74147531

 

 

What the SCOTUS Decision Means for Wine

Momentous Supreme Court decision on wine and liquor law, here are a few thoughts.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/06/what-the-scotus-decision-means-for-wine

 

 

Drink up with limited edition Blues Stanley Cup Championship wine

This is BY FAR The Worst Tasting Wine Ever To Any Bruins Fan!

https://www.kmov.com/news/drink-up-with-limited-edition-blues-stanley-cup-championship-wine/article_39fb462c-98f2-11e9-839c-67e13a1f4fc1.html

A beginners guide to wine tasting in Spain (plus all the lingo you’ll need)

Spain has a wide variety of wineries that produce some of the best wines in the world and it’s a huge part of the culture.

https://www.thelocal.es/20190628/a-beginners-guide-to-wine-tasting-in-spain-plus-all-the-lingo-youll-need

How do winemakers combat heatwaves?

What does an unexpected heatwave mean for vineyards – and how do winemakers tackle it…?

https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/how-do-winemakers-combat-heatwaves-vineyards-ask-decanter-374372/#g2SdQKtGYIuEfGG6.99

Toxic substances found in the glass and decoration of alcoholic beverage bottles

Bottles of beer, wine and spirits contain potentially harmful levels of toxic elements, such as lead and cadmium, in their enamelled decorations, a new study shows.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uop-tsf062719.php

Swirl, sniff, sip & spit tastings miss important taste elements

http://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=95989

How drawing pictures can help us understand wine

Constellation Brands research finds about a third of consumers state that they are confused about wine.

https://blog.oup.com/2019/06/drawing-pictures-help-understand-wine/

The Best Wine For Celebrating Your 21st Birthday, Or Any Milestone

Finding a wine that improves with 20 or more years of age is not impossible, but why not purchase one that defined winemaking history as well?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2019/06/28/the-best-wine-for-celebrating-your-21st-birthday-or-any-milestone/#7eddbaae3174

Everything You Need To Know About The Natural Wine Trend

A backlash to modern winemaking processes that have become common practice

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/what-is-natural-wine

A New Style of Winemaking Could Take Sherry Mainstream

This lower-intervention style of winemaking is appealing to drinkers who believe less manipulation results in a more expressive wine.

http://fortune.com/longform/what-is-sherry-winemaking/

The Perfect Wine Pairings For All Your Favorite BBQ and Grilled Foods

Picking wines that complement all of the tangy, salty, and sweet flavors of our favorite grilled foods can be a challenge.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/beverages/wine-and-grill-pairings

Wait, Is Kylie Jenner Making Kylie-Brand Wine Now?

Jenner filed trademarksfor various alcohol-related products, such as spirits, liquor, wine, alcoholic cocktail mixes, prepared alcoholic cocktails, and prepared wine cocktails, which opens a world of possibilities

https://www.thecut.com/2019/06/kylie-jenner-files-trademark-for-alcohol.html

A Field Guide to South Africa’s Best Sparkling Wines

These wines are among the South African wine industry’s best, least-promoted bottles.

https://vinepair.com/articles/methode-cap-classique-mcc-wine-guide/

Massachusetts Lawmakers Want To Crack Down on Beer Gardens

Boston’s beloved beer gardens are in jeopardy thanks to a bill introduced by Massachusetts lawmakers earlier this year.

https://reason.com/2019/06/29/massachusetts-lawmakers-want-to-crack-down-on-beer-gardens/

The Complete Guide to Egg Fermentation

Eggs, particularly of the concrete variety, seem to be all the rage in winemaking.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/06/the-complete-guide-to-egg-fermentation

 

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Liquor Industry News 07-01-19

July 1, 2019

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

07-01-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Why Scientists Think a Glass of Wine During Pregnancy Isn’t So Bad

Why so many beers have retro-looking cans

New Products Fuel Growth For Flavored Whiskies

 

 

Vintage Wine Estates to launch range of wine-based cocktails

Called Gaze Wine Cocktails, the 4.5% ABV range consists of two beverages: coconut water-chardonnay-moscato and blueberry-pomegranate moscato.



https://www.foodbev.com/news/vintage-wine-estates-to-launch-range-of-wine-based-cocktails/

 

Can You Recycle Wine Corks? Here’s How You Can Best Dispose Of Them

Did you know we want your corks?

We collect and recycle!

https://www.bustle.com/p/can-you-recycle-wine-corks-heres-how-you-can-best-dispose-of-them-18010016

 

Top 10 spirits brands on social media

While social media has the ability to boost brands’ success around the world, opaque posts by ‘influencers’ have fallen foul of regulators. Here, SB recognises the best-performing brands on social media and names the Social Media Hero from our Brand Champions 2019 report.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/top-10-spirits-brands-on-social-media-4/

Americans Are Drinking Less Beer, But Craft Is King

Small craft-beer facilities are responsible for much of the growth in the number of U.S. producers.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-17/americans-are-drinking-less-beer-but-craft-is-king

 

10 Things You Should Know About Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve was launched by the Brown-Forman Corporation less than a quarter-century ago, in 1996.

https://vinepair.com/articles/woodford-reserve-kentucky-bourbon/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3baffc8502-JUNE_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3baffc8502-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3baffc8502-38937345&mc_cid=3baffc8502&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Disney’s New Marvel Park Is Planning a Brewery

The city of Anaheim, CA approved permit requests for Disney to build a Marvel-inspired theme park. The approved permits include bathroom construction, a meet-and-greet area, and (drumroll, please) a “microbrewery,” the Los Angeles Times reports.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/disney-new-marvel-brewery/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3baffc8502-JUNE_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3baffc8502-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3baffc8502-38937345&mc_cid=3baffc8502&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Amazon Liquor Stores In MA Future?

Amazon has applied for a liquor license to open a small retail shop in San Francisco, aiming to deliver beer, wine, and spirits in the area through its Prime Now service. With the filing, reported by the San Francisco Business Times, Amazon is seeking to operate a 200-square-foot shop from 8am to 4pm daily, while making deliveries from 8am to midnight. Amazon is already making alcohol deliveries through its Whole Foods subsidiary in a number of key U.S. markets.

  

How Wine Companies Build Their Brands With Little Advertising

From labels to sponsorships, there are several techniques

https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/how-wine-companies-build-their-brands-with-little-advertising/

 

Bulleit to open US$10m visitor center

Diageo will open Bulleit Distilling Co’s US$10 million visitor centre in Kentucky next week, which “leverages modern technology” and highlights the brand’s commitment to sustainability.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/bulleit-to-open-us10m-visitor-centre/

 

The Differences Between Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Aromas, Explained

When analyzing wines, professionals split flavors and aromas into three different categories: primary, secondary, and tertiary. Each originates from different sources, and not all wines express all three categories.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-aromas-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=81ec296569-JUNE_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-81ec296569-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-81ec296569-38937345&mc_cid=81ec296569&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Products Fuel Growth For Flavored Whiskies

Last year, the total flavored whiskey category grew by 5.5% to 12.28 million 9-liter cases in the U.S. market—representing more than a sixfold rise from 2010

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Italian Wine

Whether you’ve just begun to explore wine or are an expert who seeks to brush up on the basics, bookmark this page as a quick reference guide.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/18/a-beginners-guide-to-italian-wine/

 

 

7 Expert Tips for Ordering Wine at a Restaurant

Ordering wine at a restaurant doesn’t have to be so daunting. Ray Isle goes undercover as a sommelier and shares seven tips for a better wine experience during your next night on the town.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/expert-tips-ordering-wine-restaurant

Think You Know Portugal’s Vinho Verde? Think Again

Young producers have bucked the traditional production of inexpensive wines in favor of more concentrated, serious offerings. And, in turn, large producers are challenged to show that they can also produce dry wines of great quality.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/18/think-you-know-vinho-verde/

Wine lover cures agonising hangovers without giving up booze with one ingredient

A blood test has uncovered the true cause — she’s intolerant to chardonnay grapes, the fruit used in her favorite wine.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/wine-lover-cures-agonising-hangovers-16539898

What You Need to Know About Hungarian Wine

With a focus on dry wines from native varieties, a younger generation of winemakers is redefining the country’s offerings

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-hungarian-wine/

Are wines really seasonal or reasonable, while an equator separates all of it

All wines have a reason, more than a season

https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2019/06/19/are-wines-really-seasonal-or-reasonable-while-an-equator-separates-all-of-it/

Prosecco

Prosecco is reclaiming its identity as one of Italy’s most versatile and enjoyable wines.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/regions/prosecco/?utm_campaign=Buyer%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=73832963&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–TFo0BqSy8QTwjdA6UYbwypCW-Nv8YOVWa79gEo_1e_dOQNR7PHWz2v1-Ahopal0zapg8iikXJ66nG9SUcc81f27troeMoRmlFl2-erVS9gHGKvEE&_hsmi=73833464

Technique to Reduce Wine Glass Breakage

The technique that has helped me to reduce wine glass breakage by a significant percentage is for me to clean by holding the bowl and never the stem.

https://jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com/2019/06/17/technique-to-reduce-wine-glass-breakage/

Can You Taste a Champagne House Style?

Most people are not aware that each of the major Champagne houses have a unique “house style.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2019/06/18/can-you-taste-a-champagne-house-style/#315332341dec

Probe into Bordeaux wine labels causes concern

An investigation into whether certain Bordeaux wine labels mislead consumers has caused uncertainty among châteaux and merchants in the region.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/bordeaux-wine-labels-probe-concern-418152/#mUto442TvpUZ2mGG.99

Drink Up! These Are The 7 Most Sought After Black-Owned Wines In The World

THESE WORLD-CLASS VINEYARDS AND WINERIES MIGHT ENTICE YOU TO DIVERSIFY YOUR PALATE FOR WINE.

https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/food-drinks/black-owned-wines/

Some countries’ wine is not as green as you think

New Zealand has built its wine export business in the US on two things: a potent, tropical style of Sauvignon Blanc, and a green image.

At least one of those is true.

https://blog.wblakegray.com/2019/06/some-countries-wine-is-not-as-green-as.html

The 25 Best Cities to Open a Brewery

Opening a brewery is difficult for a multitude of reasons. For many buddying beer brands, finding a location is near the top of that list. A recent study aims to eliminate some of that guesswork.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/best-us-cities-open-brewery/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a498aa0a7f-JUNE_20_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a498aa0a7f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a498aa0a7f-38937345&mc_cid=a498aa0a7f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Beyond Budweiser: Understanding the Clydesdales’ Connection to American Beer History

Despite being famously tied to Budweiser, these animals and other draft horses like them were used by almost all American breweries in the mid-1800s to early 1900s.

https://vinepair.com/articles/budweiser-clydesdales-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a498aa0a7f-JUNE_20_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a498aa0a7f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a498aa0a7f-38937345&mc_cid=a498aa0a7f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What are the biggest beer brands in America? Here’s the top 31

And while craft beer sales are growing – they were up 4.7% last year over 2017, according to IWSR Drinks Market Analysis report – the market for big commercial brands (the kinds of beer that appear on this list) actually declined 1.5% over the same period.

FYI WE STOCK 27 OF THE 31!

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/06/19/beer-brands-americas-31-most-popular-beers/39490347/

Heineken 0.0: Beer Icon Targets New Generation With Less Calories, Carbs, Alcohol – And Great Taste

Heineken has put into crafting what it – and many consumers around the world – consider the best available alcohol-free lager

IN STOCK!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2019/06/20/heineken-0-0-beer-icon-targets-new-generation-with-less-calories-carbs-alcohol-and-great-taste/#66c88e037ade

U.S. Market Wine and Spirits Industry Glossary

A big part of finding success in the American market is understanding the lingo used in the U.S. trade, meaning importers, wholesalers, retailers, on-premise, brokers, et al.

https://blog.libdib.com/market-wine-spirits-industry-glossary?utm_campaign=Colorado%20Launch%20June%202019&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=73886059&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8h5YttJ1Mh0LxhPr3Zs6wyXsHlO5X6hYz46vif7F_1SyN6yQtkp10bWIokTUKZ6dG_9_R6jG7ALQThJhvgdPlC5g4uTKMz7kEmMBmEWz_4YM5vtL4&_hsmi=73886059

What is Acidity in Wine?

These acidic components can be complex, but they’re fundamental to determine how a wine looks, tastes and is made.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/19/what-is-acidity-in-wine/

Ancient Celts were partial to beer, mead and imported Greek wines

The finds come from a study of organic residues within cups, jars and jugs found at a hill fort site at Vix-Mont Lassois in Burgundy.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2206989-ancient-celts-were-partial-to-beer-mead-and-imported-greek-wines/

 

The Spheres of Influence That Impact Our Perception of Wine

Each glass of wine that we enjoy is the end-product of numerous components that come together in a unique manner to satisfy our ethereal sense of pleasure.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/the-spheres-of-influence-that-impact-our-perception-of-wine/

 

How Hybrid Barrels are Changing Your Wine, Beer and Spirits

The hybrid barrel used American oak staves, which are the long, concave pieces of wood that make up the body of the barrel. They were joined by French oak heads, the circular pieces of wood that enclose each end.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/20/how-hybrid-barrels-are-changing-your-wine-beer-and-spirits/

 

Why so many beers have retro-looking cans

Tecate, Miller High Life, and Narragansett are some of the companies hoping throwback labels will lure nostalgic drinkers.

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/6/21/18693073/retro-beer-can-design-tecate-miller-high-life-narragansett

 

AUSTRALIA SATELLITE MAPS ALL ITS VINEYARDS

Australia’s entire vineyard area has been comprehensively mapped in the country’s first ‘National Vineyard Scan’ and was found to be 8% bigger than previously thought.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/06/australia-satellite-maps-all-its-vineyards/

 

Why Scientists Think a Glass of Wine During Pregnancy Isn’t So Bad

The question of wine during pregnancy remains a matter of much scientific debate.

https://news.yahoo.com/why-scientists-think-glass-wine-202538219.html

Three Salad Recipes that Pair Perfectly with Wine

With all that complexity, including notoriously wine-averse ingredients like beets and chiles, finding the right wine for a salad can be a daunting task.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/three-salad-recipes-that-pair-perfect-with-wine/

Your Cheat Sheet to the Upcoming Supreme Court Decision on Wine

A decision is expected soon; here are possible outcomes and repercussions from the biggest case concerning alcohol in 14 years

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/your-cheat-sheet-to-the-upcoming-supreme-court-decision-on-wine

The Power of a Well Crafted Label

Here’s the truth, when making a purchase decision at the retail level the customer typically doesn’t have a lot of information to go off of…and as such they will make their purchase decisions based upon your label – about 80% (or more) of that decision is based on your visual appeal. The remaining 20% is ancillary, like what they know about your specific brand or the type of product.

https://blog.merchant23.com/the-power-of-a-well-crafted-label

 

An X-rated wine? This California label goes the risqué route

Sure, sex sells. But could it also move a bottle of vino?

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-wine-is-using-sex-to-sell-itself-2019-06-21?reflink=MW_GoogleNews

 

Aldi wine, that’s ‘better than Moet’, selling 3,400 bottles a day

t’s the Aldi champagne that’s already been voted ‘better than Moet’ by top experts around the world

https://7news.com.au/travel/food-wine/aldi-wine-thats-better-than-moet-selling-3400-bottles-a-day-c-167938

 

How to Host a Wine Tasting Party Like a Pro

Advice on home wine parties.

OR Let us help with wine and be your host!

https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/wine-tasting-party/

 

Jean-Charles Boisset’s interactive wine book revamps wine tasting experience

Interactive experiences in the book include material samples to touch that illustrate the various textures of wine; a spread with scent strips to convey key aromas in wine; and a heat sensitive illustration of a decanter

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/9716236-181/jean-charles-boissets-interactive-wine-book?sba=AAS

 

5 Underrated Rosé Regions You Should Get to Know

Pink wine’s provenance goes much further than Provence

https://www.tastingtable.com/drinks/national/best-rose-regions-wine-vineyards

 

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Liquor Industry News 06-24-19

June 24, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

06-24-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to Pair Wine with Watermelon

There’s a scientific reason men get beer bellies and women don’t

The 15 Best Vodkas for Every Budget

 

RUEDA TO CREATE ‘SUPERIOR’ CLASSIFICATION FOR OLD-VINE VERDEJO

Spain’s leading white wine region, Rueda, is to allow international grapes and create a new classification for higher quality expressions from old vines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/06/rueda-to-create-superior-classification-for-old-vine-verdejo/

The Basque Wine That’s Bright, Spritzy, and Perfect for Summer

Txakoli can be made with two grapes, Hondarrabi Zuri, a white grape; and Hondarrabi Beltza, a red grape.

https://vinepair.com/articles/txakoli-basque-country-wine-summer/

5 Benefits of Purchasing Wine Online

Even though you can buy wine online at the comfort of your room, it isn’t a simple task as many people think.

https://ventsmagazine.com/2019/06/10/5-benefits-of-purchasing-wine-online/

Champagne Charges Ahead In U.S., Crossing 1.5 Million Cases

While a number of Champagne brands are in growth mode, Moët Hennessy USA’s portfolio continues to play an outsized role, with its three top brands—Veuve Clicquot, Moët & Chandon, and Dom Pérignon

http://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2019/06/10/23207/champagne-charges-ahead-in-u-s-crossing-1-5-million-cases/

 

Why Mondeuse Is Gaining Popularity Among U.S. Somms

Everything you need to know about this under-the-radar red wine variety, including why wine professionals love it

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-mondeuse-is-gaining-popularity-among-u-s-somms/

 

Soave’s top sites upgraded to crus

The newly recognised crus cover just under 40% of the Soave vineyard area, and are all located on “historic hillside terroirs”.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/25396/Soave_92s_top_sites_upgraded_to_crus.html

 

The Wine Country Tasting Room Is Dead. But Long Live Wine Country

People are no longer willing to just come into a tasting room, pay their tasting fees, try five wines, and move on

http://fortune.com/2019/06/09/wine-country-tasting-rooms/

 

A Field Guide to Olives, From Tree to Table to Toothpick

Humans have been cultivating the fruit (yes, fruit!) for millennia, and they are prominent in cuisines from Spain to Syria.

https://vinepair.com/articles/olive-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=20a0be3680-JUNE_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-20a0be3680-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-20a0be3680-38937345&mc_cid=20a0be3680&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

GOLD BRACELET FLASK

This bracelet does a lot more than just look good on your wrist, it also holds your favorite spirit,

https://store.vinepair.com/products/gold-bracelet-flask?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=20a0be3680-JUNE_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-20a0be3680-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-20a0be3680-38937345&mc_cid=20a0be3680&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

9 Things You Should Know About Stone Brewing

It’s now the ninth-largest craft brewing company in the U.S. by sales volume, distributing beer to all 50 states.

https://vinepair.com/articles/stone-brewing-san-diego/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=20a0be3680-JUNE_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-20a0be3680-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-20a0be3680-38937345&mc_cid=20a0be3680&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Trump says U.S. will ‘do something’ about French wine tariffs

The U.S. charges a tariff of 5 cents per 750-milliliter bottle of imported still wine and 14 cents for sparkling wine, according to the Wine Institute

https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-french-wine-tariffs-trump-20190610-story.html

A Complete Guide to the Finger Lakes Wine Country

An expansive yet accessible gem, more than 140 wineries are spread throughout the American Viticultural Area (AVA), though the majority are clustered around the stunning scenery of the Cayuga, Keuka and Seneca Lakes.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/10/travel-guide-the-finger-lakes/

The Science of Ice in Cocktails

Bartenders weigh in on shape, size, cut, and clarity—and how to choose the right ice

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-ice-in-cocktails/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=73537306&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_No_WQeN1p1D3xY_n9mVC_WUMpW5nmVMADyFuKlP8l0SXeM2WjgNzsaNHfOvMINdb2P4Zy7UM2yOf6Vj0VDk1dRmg2dDltKVEQ8ymHh7sn3NXmArQ&_hsmi=73537596

Ralph Lauren launches ‘Sonoma Valley’ home furnishings line

In describing the new line, the RL website states that “the rustic romanticism of California’s landscape inspires a warm, casual elegance defined by an earthen palette, natural textures and refined craftsmanship.”

https://www.sonomanews.com/business/9644339-181/ralph-lauren-launches-sonoma-valley

 

CA State Fair announces wine competition winners

2,811 California wines representing 11 wine regions were judged over three days

https://www.morningagclips.com/ca-state-fair-announces-wine-competition-winners/

Why I Support “Save The Family Farms”

The law now requires, small growers like myself would have to invest upwards of $2,000,000 to build a wine production facility; existing Napa County laws do not allow small producers to have tastings without a production facility. This is not realistic for a small producer, nor does it make any economic business sense.

https://www.savethefamilyfarms.com/post/why-i-support-save-the-family-farms

Why ‘like what you like’ is generally bad advice when it comes to wine

Some questionable comments made about wine tasting, including the oft-proffered advice, ‘like what you like.’

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/why-like-what-you-like-is-generally-bad-advice-when-it-comes-to-wine

US craft beer slows while craft spirits take off

We Drink Basically The Same Wine As Ancient Romans — And That’s Not So Great

Many of the most popular wine varieties sold today are extremely genetically similar to the wines that ancient Romans drank — and may have existed for thousands of years longer.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/06/10/731272004/we-drink-basically-the-same-wine-as-ancient-romans-and-thats-not-so-great

Wine distributor admits fraud-involving product featured on ‘Shark Tank’

Sources identified the company as Copa da Vino.

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/crime/joseph-falcone-shark-1.32228590

APOTHIC SINGLE SERVE

The aluminum bottles give customers a lightweight, portable way to enjoy its ever-popular red blend wherever they go – from bonfires on the beach to parties in the park. Sold in two-packs,

http://www.spiritedbiz.com/apothic-single-serve/

Jose Cuervo: a brand history

The world’s largest Tequila brand certainly has pedigree.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/jose-cuervo-a-brand-history/

In Wine Law…Be Careful What You DO NOT Ask For

There was also in place an assumption that the Court order barring enforcement of the state’s anti-shipping laws only applied to wineries, and not to retailers.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2019/06/in-wine-law-be-careful-what-you-do-not-ask-for/

 

Don’t believe the hype — experts say wellness beers, wine are BS

Regardless of “herbs or sodium or other ingredients.” US dietary guidelines recommend that alcohol be consumed “in moderation,” meaning up to one drink a day for women and two for men.

https://nypost.com/2019/06/11/dont-believe-the-hype-experts-say-wellness-beers-wine-are-bs/

 

 

Is Oak Over?

Nowadays, trend-setting somms hate those oaky, ripe wines, and the hippest winemakers avoid new oak barrels studiously.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-oak-affects-wine-trends/

 

 

Rioja rule rewrite aims at greater traceability and transparency

Rioja’s wine board has adopted a sea of far-reaching measures including rules on new legally binding bottle label references aimed at providing greater transparency and guarantees for consumers over wine production.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/25414/Rioja_rule_re-write_aim_at_greater_traceability_and_transparency_.html

 

The 15 Best Vodkas for Every Budget

You might notice some top-selling vodkas absent from this list.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-vodkas-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b9c26774fd-JUNE_13_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b9c26774fd-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b9c26774fd-38937345&mc_cid=b9c26774fd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

MillerCoors balks at an industry wide beer campaign as it fights with AB InBev

The effort to boost the sagging category will begin this summer.

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/consumer-products/millercoors-balks-industrywide-beer-campaign-it-fights-ab-inbev

Johnnie Walker to debut Ice and Fire whiskies

Diageo’s blended Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker is set to launch two limited edition Game of Thrones-themed expressions, called A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/johnnie-walker-to-debut-ice-and-fire-whiskies/

 

MILLER LITE UNVEILS BEER CAN THAT DOUBLES AS A GAMES CONSOLE

Called the Cantroller, the novelty but fully-functioning item is a 10-button games console that has been incorporated into a 12-ounce can of Miller Lite.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/06/miller-lite-unveils-beer-can-that-doubles-as-a-games-console/

There’s a scientific reason men get beer bellies and women don’t

While women tend to store fat in their thighs, arms, and backside, men tend to do so in their bellies.

https://www.businessinsider.com/beer-belly-scientific-reason-men-get-beer-bellies-women-dont-2019-6

Monster Energy Is Expanding With Alcohol And Cannabis Drinks

Company execs told shareholders earlier this week an expansion into alcohol and cannabis beverages could be around the corner.

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a27955972/monster-energy-alcohol-and-cannabis-drinks/

Is it Time For a New Natural Wine?

The lack of official regulation or certification for using the phrase “natural wine” has created an existential crisis.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/12/its-time-for-a-new-natural-wine/

Three things to know about wine writing

Why does everybody hate wine writers?

https://medium.com/@Felicity_Carter/three-things-to-know-about-wine-writing-c3ebb0801fd5

New Wine Spritzer

Treasury Wine Estates has launched three new wine spritzers under the Main & Vine brand. The 5.5% abv drinks contain 95 calories per 250-ml. can and are available in Blood Orange Mango, Pomegranate, and Pink Grapefruit. The company is marketing the spritzes as standalone drinks as well as for use in cocktails. The gluten-free spritzers are now available in individual cans and 4-packs, with the 4-packs retailing for a suggested price of $8.

 

 

The definitive guide to wine bottle shapes and sizes

In short, different bottle sizes don’t mean better wine quality, although smaller bottles are believed to hasten the ageing process.