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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 10-23-20

October 23, 2020

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10-23-20

Liquor Industry News 10-19-20

October 19, 2020

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

10-19-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine’s Covid Winners and Losers

9 WINES FOR PUMPKIN SPICE LOVERS

Hacking Vodka: Why It Tastes The Way It Does

 

Rock band Kiss to release spirits range

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

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

 

16 Beer Experts You Should Be Following on Instagram

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

What You Need to Know About Vin de France

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

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

 

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American Beer Mascots Time Forgot

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

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

 

10 Things You Should Know About Angel’s Envy

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

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

 

QUINI Upgrades Top Rated Wine API

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

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

 

How to Start Collecting Wine at Any Budget

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Beer Wine And Spirits Show

Talking trash problem in MA (NIPS)

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

Partnering with the Keep America Beautiful group

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

 

Champagne Day October 23rd

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

Great To See “Public Need” Enforced

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

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

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

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

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

 

Turkish Wine 101

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

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

 

Hacking Vodka: Why It Tastes The Way It Does

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

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

 

Four Virtual Wine Education Programs for Every Budget

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

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

 

New guide helps to identify and prevent common wine faults

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

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

 

9 WINES FOR PUMPKIN SPICE LOVERS

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

A Vintage Lost?

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

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

New Wine

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

 

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

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

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

 

Wine’s Covid Winners and Losers

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

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

 

Two Gripping New Wine Documentaries Debut

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

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

 

Exploring Pinotage

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

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

 

Sangiovese crossword

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

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

Wormtown Brewery releases Table Talk Pumpkin Pie beer

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

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

8 best wine advent calendars to toast Christmas this year

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

UK Site

BUT good ideas

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

 

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

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

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

 

Curried Pumpkin Soup

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

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

 

Perfect Pasta Pairings

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

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

 

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

October 16, 2020

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10-16-20

Liquor Industry News 10-12-20

October 12, 2020

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

10-12-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Is It Time to Redefine ‘Sommelier’?

Who Needs Candy When You Can Have Halloween Cocktails?

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

 

8 of the Best Whiskey Highball Recipes for Fall

The beauty of the Highball is in its simplicity

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

 

Why beer companies should never buy wine companies

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

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

 

EXCITING NEW WINE – JCB TIGER RED BLEND

Franklin Wine Club ONLINE SALE ONLY

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

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

 

Cameron Hughes is At It Again

Cameron Hughes was once on top of the wine world.

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

 

WINE SCHOLAR GUILD LAUNCHES ITALIAN FOUNDATION COURSE

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

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

Coca-Cola Partners With Molson Coors For Hard Seltzer Rollout

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

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

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

How to Read a Wine Label, in 12 Easy Lessons

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

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

 

Wine and Hummus

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

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

New TTB Ruling on Nutrition Labeling and Advertising

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

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

The many faces of the wine consumer

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

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

Slow Wine, Explained

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

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

SOAVE APPROVES 33 NEW ‘CRUS’

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

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

MASTERING CHAMPAGNE STYLES

A Napa Valley Wine Academy Video

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

 

New Meiomi

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

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

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

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

9 Books to Build Your Best Wine Library

These nine reads will make you unimpeachably wine-savvy.

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

 

The Single Person’s Guide To Wine and Dating

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

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

 

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

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

Athletic Brewing Co. IN STOCK!

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

 

COULD US WINE, RUM AND VODKA FACE EU TARIFFS?

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

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

 

NEW TTB RULING GIVES GREATER FLEXIBILITY FOR CALORIE LABELLING

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

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

 

RESEARCHERS TO CREATE UNIFIED DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE FOR US CIDER

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

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

The Best Wine Pairings for Your Favorite Game Day Food

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Practical Tips to Grow Your Palate, Experience and Enjoyment

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

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

 

Month Of October Breast Cancer Donation

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

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

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

 

Crystal Head unveils agave-based vodka Onyx

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

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

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

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

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

Wine Additives Explained

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

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

FILM REVIEW: WINE CRUSH

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

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

 

The History of the Hot Toddy Cocktail

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Michelob Ultra Is Releasing an Organic Hard Seltzer in 3 Flavors

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

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/michelob-ultra-organic-hard-seltzer-release/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d92bc5229-OCT_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d92bc5229-38937345&mc_cid=3d92bc5229&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Who Needs Candy When You Can Have Halloween Cocktails?

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

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

 

New Kahlua

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

 

Is It Time to Redefine ‘Sommelier’?

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

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

 

Wine Consumer Trends in the COVID-19 Era

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

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

 

Tequila and Riesling? This Cocktail Combines Unlikely Companions

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

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

 

ESPN announcers hilariously trash Sutter Home wine during broadcast

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

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

 

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Liquor Industry News 10-05-20

October 5, 2020

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

10-05-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Does wine make you fat?

An ale sale tale: Who can, and can’t, deliver alcohol

Kitchen Tools You Can Use in Place of Bar Tools

 

Four Ways to Pair Mushrooms with Wine

Mushrooms have several distinct flavor components that make them a natural partner for wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/19/best-mushrooms-wine-pairing/

 

 

Extraordinary things you never knew about the history of wine

Here are a few things you never knew about wine’s history, from a museum in the Rhineland to the speakeasies or Prohibition…

https://www.breakingnews.ie/discover/extraordinary-things-you-never-knew-about-the-history-of-wine-1018412.html

 

Shake This, Stir That: A Definitive Guide to Shaken vs. Stirred Cocktails

So what’s the hard-and-fast rule when it comes to giving a cocktail a shake or a stir? Basically, it comes down to this simple distinction.

https://vinepair.com/articles/shaken-vs-stirred-cocktails-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0d1ec41ae3-SEPT_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0d1ec41ae3-38937345&mc_cid=0d1ec41ae3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

10 Things You Should Know About W.L. Weller

Where many other bourbons use rye, W.L. Weller uses wheat.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wl-weller-bourbon-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0d1ec41ae3-SEPT_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0d1ec41ae3-38937345&mc_cid=0d1ec41ae3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

8 Things Every Drinks Lover Needs to Know About Cognac

Unlike, vodka or bourbon, say, a bottle of Cognac might seem excessively complicated to the uninitiated.

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-things-every-drinks-lover-needs-to-know-about-cognac/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=10a77060c2-SEPT_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-10a77060c2-38937345&mc_cid=10a77060c2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Franklin Wine Club Latest Wine – Unity
100% of the proceeds go to charitable causes

100% of the proceeds of this wine are donated to organizations focused on helping Black and under-served communities to thrive in the world of wine through the work of selected charity organizations, including the Association of African American Vintners Scholarship Fund and Wine Unify. This is a limited production wine and only 112 cases were produced. Due to the 100% donation, sales of Unity will not qualify for commissionable volume. However, to recognize your efforts supporting the worthy cause, we will triple the personal volume credited to the Ambassador. (0% CV / 300% PV).

What Unity Signifies: Love, Hope, Unity, Diversity, Equality… These are the guiding principles of our JCB & Boisset Collection of wines, where we believe the world of wine exists to unite us –across the table and across the world. We are committed to creating the most inclusive, passionate and inspiring community in the world of wine. This wine, harmonious and balanced on the palate, represents this vision and hope.

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

 

Brands reject Whisky Bible following ‘vulgar’ reviews

The language was initially highlighted by Forbes writer Felipe Schrieberg and spirits writer and Our Whisky co-founder Becky Paskin

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/09/brands-reject-whisky-bible-following-vulgar-reviews/

JACK DANIEL’S TAKES DOG TOY TO COURT OVER TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT

The toy, which is made by VIP Products, is a rubber bottle designed to look similar to the classic Jack Daniel’s bottle,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/jack-daniels-takes-dog-toy-to-court-over-trademark-infringement/

Decanter World Wine Awards 2020: Results announced

Discover this year’s award-winning wines from the world’s largest wine competition…

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/decanter-world-wine-awards-2020-results-announced-444058/

I’ve Supported the Wine Industry for Years. Why Won’t it Support Me?

The pool is significantly smaller for Black biracial POC influencers.

https://www.kqed.org/arts/13886632/ive-supported-the-wine-industry-for-years-why-wont-it-support-me

Attempts to grade wine miss the point

Wine scores are ridiculous. They also are the reason for the increase in wine consumption the past 40 years. They are wine’s deal with the devil.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/columnists/gus-clemens/2020/09/23/attempts-grade-wine-miss-point/5763824002/

Kitchen Tools You Can Use in Place of Bar Tools

While these tools are helpful and make home bartending an easier feat, cocktail enthusiasts don’t need to break the bank in order to make their favorite drinks.

https://vinepair.com/articles/kitchen-bar-tools-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0f06ae6f53-SEPT_23_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0f06ae6f53-38937345&mc_cid=0f06ae6f53&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

An ale sale tale: Who can, and can’t, deliver alcohol

To say it is confusing about who can and can’t deliver alcohol to your door is an understatement

https://files.constantcontact.com/cb479599001/4a692ee7-cc3c-4ca0-9fdb-1ea2425aadf3.pdf

Light Strike: Why Wine and Sunlight Don’t Mix

Did you know that direct sunlight exposure can change a wonderful bottle of wine to nasty swill? This unfortunate phenomenon is light strike.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/light-strike-why-wine-and-sunlight-dont-mix/?utm_campaign=wine-light-serving-decanter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

Does a magnum have a longer drinking window than a standard wine bottle?

“Drink windows”—our recommendations for when a wine will taste its best—are intended for wine in a standard-size bottle.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/does-a-magnum-have-a-longer-drinking-window-than-a-standard-wine-bottle

DOCG Candidate Terre Alfieri

If you are familiar with Roero DOCG, Terre Alfieri is a doppelgänger right next-door.

https://italianwinecentral.com/docg-for-terre-alfieri/

Playing Favorites with Wine Allocations

Small-production, in-demand wines often end up on allocation, but what does that mean for consumers?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/09/playing-favorites-with-wine-allocations

 

The gentle art of spitting

Spitting is an essential part of professional wine tasting.

https://www.therealreview.com/2020/09/24/the-gentle-art-of-spitting/

 

Winemakers Face Up to Smoke Taint Reality

The current wildfires scorching wine country out west have burned 3.7 million acres and fire season is just getting going.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/09/winemakers-face-up-to-smoke-taint-reality

 

How a process using ‘fluid’ carbon dioxide could stop your wine from spoiling

in France, a firm called Diam Bouchage has been developing a process that looks to tackle the issue head on through the use of carbon dioxide (CO2).

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/25/how-a-process-using-carbon-dioxide-could-stop-your-wine-from-spoiling-.html

 

Wine Scholar Guild Launches New Foundation-Level Programming on the Wines of Italy

IWS Prep is a foundation-level course created for the passionate consumer and aspiring wine professional. It takes students on a virtual journey through Italy,

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/09/24/wine-scholar-guild-new-foundation-level-programming

 

Does wine make you fat?

Well, we won’t keep the suspense going for too long because as you can imagine: the answer is rather yes, wine makes you fat. But then, why?

https://www.aveine.paris/blog/en/does-wine-make-you-fat/

 

 

The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Cheese and Wine Pairings

The vegan cheese market is valued at $2.1 billion,

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/25/best-vegan-cheese-wine-guide/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 09-28-20

September 28, 2020

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

09-28-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

24 Defining Moments in the History of Bourbon

A Beginner’s Guide To Taking Wine Tasting Notes

Does This Glass of Beer Make Me Look Fat?

 

How are Italy’s wine producers coping with the coronavirus crisis?

As harvest season begins, how are they faring?

https://www.thelocal.it/20200911/how-are-italys-wine-producers-coping-with-the-coronavirus-crisis-financial-aid

Poop wine? Vile alcohol on show at Swedish Disgusting Food Museum

A large jug of a yellowish semi-translucent liquid is the centre piece of the new exhibit: wine made from human excrement.

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world/poop-wine-vile-alcohol-on-show-at-swedish-disgusting-food-museum-5830671.html

Franzia Has a Backpack That Holds an Entire Box of Wine

If you’re on drinks duty for the next socially distanced gathering, consider getting a little creative with your delivery system.

https://www.popsugar.com/food/franzia-box-wine-backpack-47786369

Why Age Statements Only Tell Half the Story

More often than not, there’s a positive correlation between a bottle’s price and its age statement.

https://vinepair.com/articles/do-whiskey-age-statements-matter/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=752b7cf156-SEPT_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-752b7cf156-38937345&mc_cid=752b7cf156&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The World’s Most Popular Grapes and the Regions That Made Them Famous

Red, white, or bubbly is only the beginning when selecting what wine to drink.

https://vinepair.com/articles/famous-grapes-regions-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=752b7cf156-SEPT_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-752b7cf156-38937345&mc_cid=752b7cf156&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

CHAMPAGNE HARVEST SMASHED ALL RECORDS

Although the first day of picking grapes in the sparkling wine region was authorised as Monday 17 August by the Comité Champagne, the harvest in fact began on 13 Augus

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/champagne-harvest-smashes-records/

Worldwide patterns of wine consumption

Many countries do not encourage the consumption of alcohol

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2020/09/worldwide-patterns-of-wine-consumption.html

Need a Substitute for Red Wine Vinegar? Here Are 4 Great Ideas

Here’s how to substitute for red wine vinegar using stuff you probably already have lying around the kitchen.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/need-a-substitute-for-red-wine-vinegar-here-are-4-great-ideas/ar-BB18ZJuY?li=BBnb7Kw

Aldi unveils Advent calendar collection coming in November with wine, beer, hard seltzer, cheese, pet treats and more

Aldi is bringing back its popular wine, beer and cheese Advent calendars along with some new additions.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2020/09/14/aldi-wine-advent-calendar-2020-beer-hard-seltzer-coming-november/5792339002/

TACO BELL LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION WINE

Only available for a limited time the wine is a Pinot Noir from a vineyard in the St David’s Bench VQA in Ontario and will only be served in Canadian outlets

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/taco-bell-launches-limited-edition-wine/

 

Rinse Your Marinara Jars With a Little Wine

There is always going to be a little bit of jammy, red residue in the bottom an on the sides of the container, whether that container be plastic, glass, or aluminum.

https://skillet.lifehacker.com/rinse-your-marinara-jars-with-a-little-wine-1845044211

 

An Insider’s Guide to California’s Wine Harvest

Eight Facts on How Wines Go from Grape to Glass

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/09/14/an-insiders-guide-to-californias-wine-harvest

 

What Makes a Good Wine Cellar? Some Organizational Tips

Whether you’re buying wine to hold onto for a handful of years, just starting a wine collection, or already have a well-curated wine cellar with 100’s of bottles, good wine storage is key.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/what-makes-a-good-wine-cellar/

 

Around the World, the 2020 Wine Harvest May Be Most Troubled Ever

But that doesn’t mean great wines won’t emerge.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-15/2020-global-wine-harvest-report-california-france-italy-oregon-and-more

 

 

Sam Adams Teamed up with Auntie Anne’s to Bring Oktoberfest to You

With this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Sam Adams and Auntie Anne’s have teamed up to help drinkers celebrate with their “Oktoberfest at Home Kit.”

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/sam-adams-auntie-annes-oktoberfest/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=489f78ca37-SEPT_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-489f78ca37-38937345&mc_cid=489f78ca37&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Truth About Pairing Wine with Red Meat

We’ve all heard the adage that you should pair red wine with red meat. But there is some evidence that it’s less about the meat itself and more about one crucial seasoning—salt.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/red-wine/pairing-red-wine-with-red-meat

 

What makes a wine suitable for fall?

When we talk about “fall wines” we think of the weather turning colder and cuisine becoming richer.

https://atlanticcityweekly.com/food_and_drink/what-makes-a-wine-suitable-for-fall/article_682a05d1-50f0-5b67-9bd9-67468d6f01c1.html

 

How to Taste Booze for a Living

There’s no one approach to a tasting career.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/15/professional-alcohol-taster-job-tips/

 

A Guide to Pairing Wine with Mexican Chilies

Does wine really pair with Mexican chilies?

https://enobytes.com/2020/09/15/guide-to-pairing-wine-with-mexican-chilies/

 

Case of Wine: Everything You Should Know

There are so many different options for purchasing wine that it can quickly become overwhelming to determine what you should order.

https://home.binwise.com/blog/case-of-wine

 

Pine Ridge Vineyards Announces Release of Inaugural Sparkling Wine

The release marks Pine Ridge Vineyards’ first new label in 25 years and begins an exciting new chapter for the popular blend.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/09/16/pine-ridge-vineyards-sparkling-wine

 

Falmouth MA passes ban on nip bottles

Falmouth is the first town on the Cape to ban the sale of nips

Liquor store owners and managers expressed their opposition to the ban Monday. They recommended education programs and better enforcement of litter regulations instead.

https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20200915/falmouth-town-meeting-passes-ban-on-nip-bottles?template=ampart&__twitter_impression=true

 

MOLSON COORS AND YUENGLING FORM US JOINT VENTURE

Brewers Molson Coors and Yuengling have formed a joint venture to expand distribution of Yuengling’s portfolio in the US.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/molson-coors-and-yuengling-form-us-joint-venture/

HEINEKEN IS TRIALLING HARD SELTZERS

Called Pure Piraña, it will be available in nine flavours, made will “all-natural” flavourings and containing fewer than 100 calories per 330ml can. It will launch with Grapefruit, Peach and Red Fruit flavours in Mexico, and in Raspberry and Lime in New Zealand

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/heineken-is-trialling-hard-seltzers/

OLDEST WINERY YET FOUND IN LEBANON UNEARTHED

Dating to at least the 7th century BC, the wine press was discovered at Tell el-Burak, five miles south of the city of Sidon on the coast.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/oldest-winery-yet-found-in-lebanon-unearthed/

FLORIDA PROPERTY WALLPAPERED WITH BUDWEISER CANS ON SALE FOR $100K

The two-bedroom property, which also houses a collection of sports memorabilia, is plastered with beer cans in every room, with the exception of the two bathrooms.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/florida-property-wallpapered-with-budweiser-cans-on-sale-for-100k/

How Will Weeks of Wildfire Smoke on the West Coast Impact the 2020 Vintage?

What will weeks of smoke do to the 2020 vintage?

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-will-weeks-of-wildfire-smoke-on-the-west-coast-impact-the-2020-vintage

Wine Sales Up, Winery Profits Down

How is this possible? Big wineries are taking more market share at the expense of small wineries

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/09/wine-sales-up-winery-profits-down

 

Does This Glass of Beer Make Me Look Fat?

A new study finds wine drinkers had lower body mass indexes than those who avoid alcohol, as well as beer and liquor drinkers

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/does-this-glass-of-beer-make-me-look-fat

 

The Birth of ‘Wine Country’ Is a Story of Bugs, Taxes and War

Visitors come from all over to sip wine at bucolic wineries overlooking thousands of acres of grapes. But how did this region become famous for wine?

https://www.kqed.org/news/11838178/the-birth-of-wine-country-is-a-story-of-bugs-taxes-and-war

 

Gonzaga launching courses designed around wine industry

The university’s schools of Business Administration and Leadership Studies to offer a certificate program focused on the business, management and legal aspects of the wine industry.

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/sep/16/gonzaga-launching-courses-designed-around-wine-ind/

 

What is in Wine?

Vast majority of wine is water (85%) and ethanol (between 8 and 16% for non-fortified wines). This leaves about 3% for everything else and this is what makes the differences between all wines. Those 3% are made of organic acids, residual sugars, phenolics, glycerol, other alcohols, amino acids, minerals, aromatics and sulfites. Most of what is in the wine comes from the grapes or from the transformation of grape juice into wine by wine yeasts. The only exception are a few additives that are hopefully added in minute quantities so not to alter the delicate balance of the precious 3%.

Ethanol comes from the transformation of grape sugar into alcohol by yeasts. It takes about 16 g/L of sugar to make 1% of ethanol. The sugars in grapes that are predominant are glucose and fructose. Yeasts prefer glucose often leaving residual fructose at the end of fermentation; importantly fructose is 2.4 times sweeter than glucose which makes wine sensory evaluation of low sugar concentration very hazardous. There are many other sugars in wines that play minor roles in the sensory appreciation of wine.

 

 

10 Bourbon-Spiked Dessert Recipes and What to Drink With Them

These tasty recipes combine our two favorite fall pastimes

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-bourbon-dessert-recipes-pairings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d08e5c7d94-SEPT_18_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d08e5c7d94-38937345&mc_cid=d08e5c7d94&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

BLACK EYED PEAS CREATE AR MUSIC CAMPAIGN WITH BAREFOOT WINE

The wine label has created an app that allows drinkers to see a virtual mini-performance courtesy of the band.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/black-eyed-peas-collaborate-on-marketing-stunt-with-barefoot-wine/

 

What is Straw Wine, Exactly?

Another category to consider is straw wine, or wines made with grapes dried on straw mats.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/17/straw-wine-raisin-south-africa/

 

 

How to Make Mulled Wine

Warm, cozy, and spicy, mulled wine has been a mainstay at holiday markets across Europe for centuries and is a wintertime favorite across many different cultures.

https://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-drinks/how-to-make-mulled-wine

 

BITTERNESS IS THE NEW TREND IN CHAMPAGNE

Good bitterness management can complement lower acidity levels – if you play with bitterness it can give a second life to the Champagne and can keep the freshness longer in medium acidity wines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/brun-bitterness-is-the-new-trend-in-champagne/

 

 

How do you order a glass of red wine?

Ordering a glass of wine doesn’t have to be complicated.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-do-you-order-a-glass-of-red-wine-i-m-not-sure-how-to-say-what-i-want

 

A Beginner’s Guide To Taking Wine Tasting Notes

For both casual and avid wine drinkers alike, tasting notes are an important barometer in gauging how likely one is to enjoy that particular wine.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4100696.html

 

24 Defining Moments in the History of Bourbon

Bourbon used to be so simple

https://vinepair.com/articles/complete-history-of-bourbon/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b40d8cc749-BOURBON_SEPT_19_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b40d8cc749-38937345&mc_cid=b40d8cc749&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

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Franklin Wine Club Wines

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 09-23-20

September 23, 2020

Exploring all things wine with you!

09-23-20

Liquor Industry News 09-21-20

September 21, 2020

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Here’s what to look for when choosing a ‘food-friendly’ wine

The Boozy History of ‘There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch’

25 Italian Wine Terms You Need To Know

 

How to Judge a Wine by the Label…According to the TTB

Analyzing a wine can be much more complicated with the minimal text that is currently provided on the label.

https://www.sonomanews.com/article/columns-scg/how-to-judge-a-wine-by-the-labelaccording-to-the-ttb/

 

I want to put some wine aside for my grandkids. What do you suggest?

This is something dyed-in-the-wool wine lovers do, but how do we know the child won’t grow into an adult who doesn’t particularly like the wine you selected?

https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/i-want-to-put-some-wine-aside-for-my-grandkids-what-do-you-suggest-20200806-p55j8p.html

 

Pairing Wine With Flounder

The challenge is to select a wine that does not overpower the delicate fish.

https://www.knowwines.com/blog/wine-to-pair-with-flounder

 

17 Whiskey Experts You Should Be Following on Social Media

In these times, the best way to stay up to date with the latest whiskey releases and cultural tips is online.

https://vinepair.com/articles/17-whiskey-influencers-social-media/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e190620cd4-SEPT_8_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e190620cd4-38937345&mc_cid=e190620cd4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

THE 10 MOST VALUABLE BEER BRAND FAMILIES IN THE US 2020

Perhaps unsurprisingly, global brewer AB InBev has the most influence across the top 10, owning four brand families with a total sales of close to US$13 billion and taking up close to a third of the global beer market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/the-10-most-valuable-beer-brand-families-in-the-us-2020/

 

Introducing Master-the-World™ Learn to Taste Like a Pro

A new and innovative wine education platform for industry professionals and consumers seeking to hone their palate.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=236094

 

25 Italian Wine Terms You Need To Know

The Italian wine world is full of wine-related terminology that many consumers struggle to understand.

https://www.winescholarguild.org/25-italian-wine-terms-you-need-to-know

 

NEW WINE RELEASE – JCB “ALCHEMY OF DREAMS”

JCB Alchemy of Dreams “The Eye” Chardonnay 2018 Russian River Valley Retail $42 Member $33.60

ONLINE ONLY

The Eye symbolizes the visible and the invisible, the paths taken and untaken, and the view of the possible. It is the vision of our journey and the connection from the past to the present and to the future. The magnetic attraction of the eye reminds us of life lived in a very different way. At the first sip of this voluptuous barrel-fermented Russian River Valley Chardonnay, time stops.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/wine/alchemy-dreams-eye

 

NEW WINE RELEASE – JCB “ALCHEMY OF DREAMS”

JCB Alchemy of Dreams “Five Senses” Pinot Noir 2018 Sonoma Coast  Retail $60 Member $48

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From dreams to the realm of experience, this elegant Burgundian Pinot Noir dares to see a vision of the five senses in a very different way.  The vessels of our experience, the five senses translate the physical world to our mind, where it is transformed by alchemy into our dreams…  The sensual experience, from the eyes to the smell, taste, touch and sound, enlightens our dreams beyond our imagination!

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/wine/alchemy-dreams-five-senses

NEW WINE RELEASE – JCB “ALCHEMY OF DREAMS”

JCB Alchemy of Dreams “Femininity” Red Blend 2018 Napa Valley Retail $48 Member $38.40

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This sensuous Napa Valley red wine is the perfect symbol of the power of femininity, which exudes power and elegance simultaneously. The opulent and rich table of life anchors us within time, while the pillar of femininity gives birth to life and the power of endless imagination! In dreams, we are possessed of an alternative vision of reality, and through alchemy, we transform.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/wine/alchemy-dreams-femininity

NEW WINE RELEASE – JCB “ALCHEMY OF DREAMS”

JCB Alchemy of Dreams “Ascension” Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Knights Valley Retail $60 Member $48

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This powerful Cabernet Sauvignon from Knights Valley portrays the power of dreams. Frenchie arrives from the old world on cloud nine, rising above his own limitations to create a new reality in the land of his dreams… He rises thanks to the inspiration of the new world and the spirit of wine.  Whichever way you arrive, you can transcend to become more than yourself!

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/wine/alchemy-dreams-ascension

THE GRAPE VARIETIES THAT HAVE INCREASED AND DECLINED THE MOST SINCE 2000

n terms of grape variety origin, they found that vineyards in the New World on average comprise 68% French origin varieties (data from 2016), compared to 59% in 2000

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/the-grape-varieties-that-have-increased-and-declined-the-most-since-2000/

Can Bourbon Be Aged in Barrels Other Than American Oak?

One might assume that to make bourbon, only newly charred American oak barrels will do, but this is a common misconception.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bourbon-barrels-not-american-oak/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=92ef63bbe9-SEPT_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-92ef63bbe9-38937345&mc_cid=92ef63bbe9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Periodic Table of Cocktails

When it comes to making cocktails, there are many important elements to consider.

https://vinepair.com/articles/cocktails-periodic-table/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=92ef63bbe9-SEPT_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-92ef63bbe9-38937345&mc_cid=92ef63bbe9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Stella Rosa

Stella Rosa has launched a new higher-alcohol Royale expression. Stella Rosa Royale is billed as a darker, richer version of the brand’s existing Rosso, and carries an abv of 8% compared with 5% for the core offering. Royale’s fuller profile makes it especially amenable to food pairing, according to parent company Riboli Family Wines, which is aiming to take the Stella Rosa brand past the 3-million-case mark this year.

 

What does it mean to be a Master of Wine?

Targeted at those working in the international wine trade, the credential was launched more than 65 years ago as an exam for the U.K. wine trade.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-master-of-wine/

 

Have You Become a More Informed Pandemic Wine Buyer?

What thought process do you go through in your pandemic-induced wine buying experiences?

https://www.theexaminernews.com/have-you-become-a-more-informed-pandemic-wine-buyer/

 

The Difference Between Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Long story, short: If you’re referring to all “sparkling wines” as “Champagnes,” you’re doing it wrong.

https://www.southernliving.com/drinks/sparkling-wine-vs-champagne

 

How to Know if a Virtual Wine Tasting is Right For You

You’re probably wondering: how does a virtual wine tasting work, and is a virtual wine tasting with a sommelier right for my group?

https://www.thelushlife.xyz/blog/virtual-wine-tastings

 

The Coming Fight Over Ingredient Labeling On Wine

It’s important to know that ingredient labeling is not required on wine since wine is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, but rather by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. The law is not being skirted.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/09/the-coming-fight-over-ingredient-labeling-on-wine/

 

Miller High Life is giving away a backyard dive bar complete with free beer through the end of the year

The bar, which is actually a glorified shed designed to look like a “dive bar,”

https://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/beer/2020/09/09/miller-high-life-giving-away-backyard-dive-bar-free-beer/5757300002/

 

15 Best Wine Books: Learn About Wine

Whether you’re a wine newbie or a world-class sommelier, there’s a book for you!

https://home.binwise.com/blog/best-wine-books

 

What is a “Super Tuscan” and where did the term come from? The answer might surprise you.

The more closely you look at a word, wrote the early 20th-century aphorist and poet Karl Kraus, the more distantly it looks back at you.

https://dobianchi.com/2020/09/08/bolgheri-maremma-wine-tuscany/

 

The Boozy History of ‘There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch’

We’ve all heard the phrase “there’s no such thing as a free lunch,” a snarky reminder that nothing in life is free.

https://vinepair.com/articles/history-no-free-lunch/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3b36f46f5c-SEPT_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3b36f46f5c-38937345&mc_cid=3b36f46f5c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

6 Tricks to Keep Champagne and Sparkling Wine From Going Flat

So what to do when you just want to drink some bubbles by yourself, have a couple bottles in rotation, or have a casual glass to sip?

https://vinepair.com/articles/tricks-keep-champagne-going-flat/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3b36f46f5c-SEPT_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3b36f46f5c-38937345&mc_cid=3b36f46f5c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Captain Morgan

Diageo has released Captain Morgan Sliced Apple, the latest flavored offshoot for the spiced rum brand. The 35% abv rum is made from the original spiced rum with added ginger and apple flavoring. Captain Morgan Sliced Apple is now available across the U.S. for around $16 a 750-ml. Captain Morgan was at 5.5 million cases in the U.S. in 2019, according to Impact Databank.

 

Who’s Drinking The Champagne? U.S. Sales Up 73%

Data shows that some Americans are ‘trading up’ on weekly household items

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexledsom/2020/09/10/which-americans-are-drinking-the-champagne-sales-up-73/#9d7af9b72e1b

 

Oregon’s New Premium Box Wine Has Impressive B Corp Cred

Sokol Blosser stepped up its efforts to get more of its Evolution Wine into consumer’s glasses during the global pandemic with a radical shift to alternative packaging.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lesliekelly/2020/09/09/oregons-new-premium-box-wine-has-impressive-b-corps-cred/#7b4b44162c2c

 

WINE AND CHOCOLATE PARINGS: FOUR MISTAKES TO AVOID

Here are four things to avoid when planning your duos:

https://mrbchocolates.com/blogs/posts/wine-and-chocolate-parings-4-mistakes-to-avoid

 

Here’s what to look for when choosing a ‘food-friendly’ wine

Food-friendly” is a common description that should seem obvious, but what does it really mean?

https://www.goodfood.com.au/drinks/wine/heres-what-to-look-for-when-choosing-a-foodfriendly-wine-20200823-h1q7pb

 

A Very Unofficial Guide to Boxed Wine, According to Drinks Professionals

The appeal of boxed wine has expanded as selections have grown, which includes entries from serious winemakers.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/11/best-boxed-wine-guide/

 

Understanding How the Very Existence of Wine Was Threatened in the 19th Century

If you’ve never heard of the Great French Wine Blight, let The History Guy loop you in on the close call and how disaster was ultimately averted to allow for the wine world we know today.

https://youtu.be/SowSuC0jNoI

 

The Untold Story of Military Special, the U.S. Armed Forces’ Own Bourbon

If whiskey geeks crave the obscure and tough-to-acquire, Military Special would fit the bill,

https://vinepair.com/articles/military-bourbon-story/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c9be1cc484-BOURBON_SEPT_12_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c9be1cc484-38937345&mc_cid=c9be1cc484&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

Franklin Wine Club Wines

A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

Shop Here

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Liquor Industry News 09-14-20

September 14, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

09-14-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What Does “Craft Beer” Actually Mean?

Can You Drink Cooking Wine?

Eight Things You Should Know About the Old Fashioned

 

8 Boozy Recipes To Spike Your Favorite Starbucks Order

In each recipe below, we’ve spiked 12-ounce (“Tall”) Starbucks iced teas, coffees, and Frappuccinos with liqueurs, wines, hard seltzers, and spirits.

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-spiked-starbucks-drink-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=114df48b8a-AUG_31_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-114df48b8a-38937345&mc_cid=114df48b8a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

A wine lover’s guide to the Tour de France

Fittingly though, alcohol was the original performance enhancing substance in this epic race,

https://life.spectator.co.uk/articles/a-wine-lovers-tour-de-france/

A Disruptive Transparency Initiative Is Shining Light on Tequila Additives

Additives can actually be used [in 100 percent agave tequila] and there is no requirement to notify the end consumer, as long as the amount added does not exceed 1 percent of total volume

https://vinepair.com/articles/transparency-initiative-tequila-additives/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ab70ff3542-SEPT_1_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ab70ff3542-38937345&mc_cid=ab70ff3542&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Prestige Beverage Partners With Snoop Dogg On Upscale Gin

Snoop Dogg, Prestige Beverage Group, and Trusted Spirits have teamed up to create Indoggo, a new strawberry-flavored gin. Indoggo will launch in California in September through Gallo Sales Company. The plan is to gradually launch the gin through the fall and winter and reach national distribution by early 2021 via Prestige’s distribution network, which also includes RNDC, Johnson Brothers, Breakthru, Empire, Heidelberg, and Martignetti Companies. Indoggo will retail for around $30 a 750-ml.

“The idea began when Keenan Towns (of Trusted Spirits) hired Snoop as a brand ambassador for Tanqueray gin,’ said Scott Schilling, CMO at Prestige. “When Keenan left Diageo in 2018 he went to Snoop and the two agreed to bring Snoop’s idea to life.”

The 40% abv flavored gin is made with a blend of seven botanicals, including juniper, orange, coriander, cassia, and strawberry, and is certified gluten-free. Indoggo elevates fruit flavors like citrus and strawberry over the juniper that leads in traditional London Dry gins. Snoop plans to integrate the brand into his live tours in the future. “I am an equity partner, this is my baby, my passion, my creation. This is not a spokesperson or license deal, this is mine,” Snoop told SND.

Attractions Of Willamette Valley Wines Of Oregon

Oregon and the Willamette Valley are in a cold climate region that can create wines of elegance: acid driven wines

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2020/08/31/an-international-viewpoint-on-the-willamette-valley-wines-of-oregon/#18658b685c71

Spanish wine grape takes well to Idaho’s Snake River Valley

Williamson Vineyards’ 2019 Albariño takes Best of Show out of 160 entries at the 2020 Idaho Wine Competition.

https://www.heraldnet.com/life/spanish-wine-grape-takes-well-to-idahos-snake-river-valley/

US wineries cannot sue for bad reviews

A recent court case may have extended the country’s robust free speech protections to the Internet.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/us-wineries-cannot-sue-bad-reviews

The History of Wine’s Changing Flavors

The earliest current evidence of wine production dates back to 7000 BCE; although wine was surely made and consumed before that, this means humans have been drinking wine for at least 9000 years.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/09/the-history-of-wines-changing-flavors

 

 

NEW NORMAL IS WINE WITHOUT FOOD

What does wine drinking look like in the coronavirus era?

https://www.wineintelligence.com/new-normal-is-wine-without-food/

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Launches New Brand, Knotty Vines

Renowned family-owned Sonoma County winery Rodney Strong Wine Estates announced the launch of Knotty Vines,

IN STOCK

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/09/01/rodney-strong-launches-knotty-vines

 

11 OF THE WORLD’S BEST-SELLING VODKA BRANDS

Of the 11 brands featured here, six achieved a marked increase in global sales volumes in 2019 over the the previous year

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/09/11-of-the-worlds-best-selling-vodka-brands/

Wine Traditions are Not What We Think They Are

In the imaginations of most people in the wine world, wine is deeply embedded in tradition.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/09/02/wine-traditions-are-not-what-we-think-they-are/

The Ultimate Guide to ImprovingYour Palate for Fine Wine

Wine is a complex business, and knowing what to look for when tasting is an art.

https://www.swaay.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-improving-your-palate-for-fine-wine

 

6 Easy Wine Dinners From Basic Kitchen Staples

Let’s take a look at 6 wine dinners we can all make with easy-to-find recipes.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/6-easy-wine-dinners/?utm_campaign=wine-and-pantry-staples-pairings&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Six Shandy Recipes from Beer and Cocktail Pros

Below are six of our favorite shandy recipes, provided by brewers, bartenders, and beverage professionals across the U.S.

https://vinepair.com/articles/six-shandy-recipes-from-pros/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5b078a3f56-SEPT_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5b078a3f56-38937345&mc_cid=5b078a3f56&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The History of the Highball Soda Cocktail

The Highball is all about elegant effervescence.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-history-of-the-highball-soda-cocktail/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5b078a3f56-SEPT_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5b078a3f56-38937345&mc_cid=5b078a3f56&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Eight Things You Should Know About the Old Fashioned

When it comes to cocktails, there are few more traditional than the Old Fashioned.

https://vinepair.com/articles/old-fashioned-drink-guide-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5b078a3f56-SEPT_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5b078a3f56-38937345&mc_cid=5b078a3f56&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Announce Fleur de Miraval Rosé Champagne

Brad Pitt and Angelia Jolie are releasing a new rosé Champagne via their popular rosé brand Miraval, which they own with the French Perrin family.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-rose-champagne/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5b078a3f56-SEPT_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5b078a3f56-38937345&mc_cid=5b078a3f56&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Survey Finds Scant Interest in Wine Ingredients, Grape Growing

Wine shoppers are looking for variety and flavor information when deciding on purchasing a bottle and most have little interest in learning more about how the wine was made, how the grapes were grown and ingredient labeling.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=235923

 

Sparkling surprise: Brazil’s wine industry builds its brand on the global stage

Brazil may not be inherently associated with wine: but the country’s wine industry believes it can become a major player on the world stage thanks to its sparkling wine, the quality of its products, and a carefully planned export strategy.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2020/09/02/Sparkling-surprise-Brazil-s-wine-industry-builds-reputation-on-global-stage?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

 

HOT TOPICS FOR ALCOHOL DELIVERY 2020

Consumers have changed how they purchase alcohol in 2020, skyrocketing home delivery demand.

https://www.beveragelaw.com/booze-rules/hot-topics-for-alcohol-delivery-2020

 

Tom Seaver, Hall of Fame Pitcher and Napa Vintner, Dies at 75

Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, who found a second career growing highly coveted Napa Cabernet, has died at 75. Seaver passed away in his sleep Monday night, from complications of Lewy body dementia and Covid-19, according to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He had suffered from both dementia and Lyme disease for several years

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/tom-seaver-hall-of-fame-pitcher-and-napa-vintner-dies

 

New Nitro Drink

Disaronno International is launching a nitro cold brew coffee cocktail under its Tia Maria brand. Officially dubbed Iced Coffee Frappé, it will be the first ready-to-drink offshoot for the coffee liqueur. It is at 4% abv and is made with Arabica coffee and cream, using nitro technology that deploys upon opening to create frappé foam. The company brought in Dutch street artist Karski to collaborate on the packaging. Tia Maria Iced Coffee Frappé will be available nationwide beginning in mid-September, retailing for $11 a 4-pack of 12-ounce cans.

 

How to Make (Pretty Decent!) Wine at Home

You’ll need approximately $400 for grapes and basic supplies found on many websites or at local brewing/winemaking stores.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/09/02/how-to-make-wine-homemade/

 

What does it mean to say a wine has “legs”?

A wine’s “legs,” also known as “tears,” are the slowly trickling drops of wine clinging to the side of a wineglass after it’s been swirled.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-does-it-mean-to-say-a-wine-has-legs

 

Blending watermelon and wine with Chef Paul Kostandin

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad with Wine Poached Shrimp

https://www.wtvr.com/on-air/virginia-this-morning/blending-watermelon-and-wine-with-chef-paul-kostandin

4 KEY QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE BUYING A NEW BOTTLE OF WINE

Buying wine is a lot less fun than drinking it, yet if you do not take your time to do so carefully, you always end up regretting it.

https://ritzherald.com/4-key-questions-you-need-to-ask-yourself-before-buying-a-new-bottle-of-wine/

Can You Drink Cooking Wine?

Drinking wine and cooking wine are intended for two different purposes, so they’re made differently.

https://home.binwise.com/blog/what-is-cooking-wine

What Is Wine Oxidation?

Air mixing with wine can have a detrimental effect on a wine’s chemical makeup.

https://home.binwise.com/blog/what-is-wine-oxidation

Violent hailstorms hit Valpolicella vineyards

Recent hailstorms have decimated some vineyards near to Verona, particularly those in the lower-lying, non-Classico area of Valpolicella, while others survived unscathed.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/verona-hailstorms-443401/

What Does “Craft Beer” Actually Mean?

The majority of beer sections in American grocery stores and neighborhood bodegas aren’t exactly artisan creations.

https://www.dictionary.com/e/what-does-craft-beer-actually-mean/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 09-07-20

September 7, 2020

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

5 Reasons Not To Age Wines You Just Bought At The Store

Does Drinking a Beer After Working Out Have Any Benefits?

How to Make 11 Classic Cocktails Using Hard Seltzer

 

 

What does it mean for a wine to be ‘food-friendly’? Here’s what to look for.

“Food-friendly” is a common description that should seem obvious, but what does it really mean?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/what-does-it-mean-for-a-wine-to-be-food-friendly-heres-what-to-look-for/2020/08/21/1ea0068c-e249-11ea-b69b-64f7b0477ed4_story.html

 

How Conor McGregor Built a $200M Irish Whiskey Brand in Just Two Years

As start-ups go — even those backed by a celebrity — it’s an incredible, perhaps unlikely, rise.

https://vinepair.com/articles/conor-mcgregor-irish-whiskey/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ac4d83f802-AUG_24_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ac4d83f802-38937345&mc_cid=ac4d83f802&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wine Antioxidants: A Greater Perspective

Antioxidants are molecules produced inside and outside of our bodies that prevent or slow damage to our cells.

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/wine-antioxidants-a-greater-perspective/

 

DID SCIENTISTS DISCOVER A HANGOVER CURE?

It found that 1,200 milligrams of amino acid L-cysteine could reduce alcohol-related nausea and headaches, while a dose of 600 milligrams helped alleviate stress and anxiety.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/08/did-scientists-discover-a-hangover-cure/

How Poison-Detecting Servants Became Respected Wine Connoisseurs

Working with wine has a long history. In the 14th century, the French word “sommelier” referred to a servant in charge of transporting his lords’ baggage, choosing table wine, and testing such libations for poison

https://mymodernmet.com/wine-sommelier/

The Biggest Bourbon Brands and Companies That Own Them

Despite the fact the lion’s share of production takes place in Kentucky, many of the companies that own the leading bourbon brands are based out of state.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bourbon-brands-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=00011aebc8-AUG_25_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-00011aebc8-38937345&mc_cid=00011aebc8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Ketel One Targets Spritzer Segment With New Canned RTDs

Ketel One vodka, part of the Diageo portfolio, has entered the premixed cocktail market with a new line of Botanical Vodka Spritzes. The new low-abv drinks come in the same three flavors as the brand’s original Botanicals offshoot—Peach & Orange Blossom, Cucumber & Mint, and Grapefruit & Rose—and all are at 3.6% abv per serving. They have 73 calories per can and contain no carbs, sweeteners, nor added sugars.

The Ketel One Botanical Vodka Spritzes are launching in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, Washington, and Illinois on September 1, retailing at $15 a 4-pack and $4 per individual can. Ketel One was up 4% to 2.4 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/08/ketel-one-creates-botanical-spritz-rtds/

The Truth about Barley’s Role in Whiskey

What does barley contribute to the flavor profile of whiskey?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-truth-about-barleys-role-in-whiskey/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=93842493&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–syNo3Dh6f9lV1JyFR9syrXaxL1vxEz04AVZBlhHiUv1lTJnvaMa9cy-Yg1Q-gxH-nZRZ1YmjQcj9Jkp3ydZ4GDgxDR-2SYeHtIwEaqjsluaDV5L4&utm_content=93842271&utm_source=hs_email

A Guide to Italian Certifications

WHAT DO THEY MEAN?

https://www.eataly.com/us_en/magazine/how-to/italian-certifications/?mnuid=32dg47127g2ee85b83b04cca4064a30cb6760bff23d0923b7f&mnref=s7cd%2Co597c&utm_term=22908+-+Eataly+Magazine&ref=email&utm_campaign=us_nl_2020_33_1_What+is+DOP&utm_medium=Eataly+Online&utm_source=mgn&utm_content=1997+-+1253+%282020-08-25%29

Harpoon Brewery and Dunkin’ teamed up to brew doughnut-infused beers

In early September, Harpoon and Dunkin’ will release their latest collection for fall

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2020/08/25/harpoon-brewery-dunkin-doughnut-beers

BLUE SAKE LAUNCHED IN JAPAN

The product is a Ginjo sake with a rice polishing rate of 60%. The sake is then infused with butterfly pea flowers to give it the highly sought-after indigo hue.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/08/blue-sake-launched-in-japan/

A Deep Dive Into the Many, Verifiably False Claims of ‘Clean Wine’ Companies

Clean wine” marketers compete to create memes about how terrifying wine is;

https://vinepair.com/articles/clean-wine-false-claims/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a3de672f00-AUG_26_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a3de672f00-38937345&mc_cid=a3de672f00&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Nine Spicy Cocktail Recipes

It’s time to add spice to your summer bar repertoire.

https://vinepair.com/articles/spicy-cocktail-recipes-summer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a3de672f00-AUG_26_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a3de672f00-38937345&mc_cid=a3de672f00&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New AVA Approved for Santa Barbara Wine Country

The TTB has formally recognized Alisos Canyon as the region’s newest American Viticultural Area (AVA).

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=235614

How to Pick a Wine You’ll Actually Like

The good news is that in the course of ordinary-life wine drinking, with just a few easy steps, you can gain insight into your palate.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/wines/how-to-pick-a-wine-youll-actually-like/ar-BB18mrhS

There’s an Italian Rosato for Every Rosé Fan

If you fancy yourself a rosé aficionado, then rosato should be on your radar.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/26/best-rose-wine-italy-rosato-guide/

A Wine Geek’s Guide to Pinot Noir Clones Around the World

No other grape variety attracts as much clone talk as Pinot Noir, for all the right and wrong reasons

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/26/pinot-noir-clones-matter/

Busch unveils new beer, for your dog

Have a good four-legged boy or girl in your life? Now you can reward them with a cold one thanks to Busch Beer.

https://www.mlive.com/news/2020/08/busch-unveils-new-beer-for-your-dog.html

 

What is a field blend?

Field blends can be found all over the world, but they are increasingly rare.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-is-a-field-blend

 

How many Champagne labels are there?

That’s quite a question and one that may very well bring up varied results, depending on how you take the question, and answers may very well surprise many.

https://glassofbubbly.com/how-many-champagne-labels-are-there/

 

Sugar High: A Quick Guide to Sweet Red Wine

A wine’s sweetness is determined by its residual sugar (RS) level, or the amount of sugar that remains in a wine after fermentation is complete.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/27/good-sweet-red-wine-beginners/

 

 

Serious About Champagne? Here’s How To Taste It

Madeline walks us through how to taste Champagne

https://winefolly.com/episode/serious-about-champagne-heres-how-to-taste-it/

These wines are far too sexual

The labels themselves are soft-core porno, usually featuring excited imagery like a woman whispering into a man’s ear or a bunch of cupids planning an orgy.

https://thetakeout.com/these-wines-are-far-too-sexual-1844718540

Time to introduce new wine categories

The binary terms used to describe wine, as either ‘commercial’ or ‘terroir-driven’, aren’t sufficient, says Robert Joseph. He has some suggestions.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/time-introduce-new-wine-categories

 

How to Make 11 Classic Cocktails Using Hard Seltzer

Surely there’s a better way to experiment with hard seltzer than blending with fruit and ice or spiking with our favorite spirits. After all, we’re all home bartenders these days.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-hard-selzer-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7d075fb4c0-AUG_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7d075fb4c0-38937345&mc_cid=7d075fb4c0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Bloody Mary Is So Much More Than a Brunch Cocktail

Consider the Bloody Mary’s most popular use, as a late morning or afternoon hangover cure.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bloody-mary-nighttime-cocktail/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7d075fb4c0-AUG_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7d075fb4c0-38937345&mc_cid=7d075fb4c0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Does Drinking a Beer After Working Out Have Any Benefits?

This article details the effects of drinking beer after working out.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/beer-after-workout

 

Bud Light fan uses beer to save home from wildfire

A California man whose home was threatened by one of the state’s largest wildfires managed to salvage it with the only liquid he could find: a case of Bud Light, his beer of choice.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/ca-fire-extinguished-bud-light

 

5 ALL-TIME FAVORITE SNACKS TO PAIR WITH WINE

Here are some famous snacks and wine pairings you can try the next time you’re planning to binge-watch your favorite series or just chill inside your home.

https://marylandreporter.com/2020/08/28/5-all-time-favorite-snacks-to-pair-with-wine/

5 Reasons Not To Age Wines You Just Bought At The Store

The assumption is that the wine producers, some of whose estates may date back hundreds of years, have a pretty good idea of how their wines age and that therefore their advice should be taken seriously

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2020/08/28/5-reasons-not-to-age-wines-you-just-bought-at-the-store/#244b87c8641b

U.S. Becomes Top Market for New Zealand Wines

The U.S. had been the second-largest market (behind the U.K.) for New Zealand wines until this year,

https://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2020/08/28/26916/u-s-becomes-top-market-for-new-zealand-wines/

What You Should Know about the Oakville AVA in Napa Valley

The region has a very long viticultural history and is home to some of Napa Valley’s most respected vineyards and producers.

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/what-you-should-know-about-the-oakville-ava-in-napa-valley/1111

  

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