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Liquor Industry News/Links 08-13-18

August 13, 2018

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

08-13-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

What is Vogue’s bottle of wine a day diet

 

THE FLAVORS IN YOUR FAVORITE BEERS VISUALIZED

 

There’s a good reason you shouldn’t drink alcohol while you’re on antibiotics — but it’s probably not what you’ve been told

 

AND MORE!

 

Will a Fruit Day Make My Wine Taste Better?

According to the lunar calendar, “fruit days” are the most auspicious days to drink wine.

https://winefolly.com/update/biodynamic-calendar-fruit-day-wine-tasting/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=38fbfbb5f6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_27_10_35_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-38fbfbb5f6-62472929&mc_cid=38fbfbb5f6&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Vineyard Pest Spreading in Eastern U.S.

Potential damage from spotted lanternfly could total $18 billion, wine grapes at risk

https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/201558/Vineyard-Pest-Spreading-in-Eastern-US

Carriers Trashing Wine Shipments

UPS and FedEx are confiscating and disposing of some wines shipped from New York retail stores to customers out of state.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/07/carriers-trashing-wine-shipments?h=1

A cautionary tale of mice, microbes, and mechanical harvesting

A recent medical report indicates that fresh juice from mechanically harvested grapes can (on very rare occasions) carry infectious diseases from animals picked up and crushed by harvesting machinery.

http://wineoscope.com/2018/07/29/a-cautionary-tale-of-mice-microbes-and-mechanical-harvesting/

The World’s Highest-Altitude Winery Is Right Here in Colorado

Alma’s lofty elevation of 10,361 feet makes this the highest-altitude winery on the planet, beating its closest competitor in Chile by about 30 feet.

https://www.5280.com/2018/07/the-worlds-highest-altitude-winery-is-right-here-in-colorado/

Your wine can ride this soaring food trend — IF you can get creative about pairing!

 

Healthy grapes for a good microbiome and wine

It is important to further investigate the microbiota diversity changes in damaged grapes and its influence on the alcoholic fermentation.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2018/07/29/healthy-grapes-for-a-good-microbiome-and-wine-sour-rot-botrytis/

5 of the Most Important Patron Saints of Italian Wine You’ve Never Heard About

Over those two thousand plus years, there are saints in Italy that wine lovers and winemakers depend on to get through every harvest and bottling.

https://acevola.blogspot.com/2018/07/5-of-most-important-patron-saints-of.html

Millennials’ drinking habits are causing a crisis for America’s most iconic beer brands — and now they’re banking on nonalcoholic drinks to survive

Apparently, even the  “Dilly Dilly”  phenomenon isn’t enough to entice young Americans to pick up a Bud.

https://www.businessinsider.com/millennial-beer-habits-force-change-at-ab-inbev-2018-7

‘Two totally different experiences’: Bachelor, bachelorette parties invade wineries

You go in and have a tasting and buy some wine, versus bus tours or limos and screaming kids

https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/two-totally-different-experiences-bachelor-bachelorette-parties-invade-wineries-1.4032430

New Smirnoff

Diageo is extending its Smirnoff vodka range with a new limited edition Moscow Mule-inspired entry. Infused with ginger and lime flavors, Smirnoff Moscow Mule is designed to be mixed with ginger ale or ginger beer to create a simple cocktail. The 30%-abv offering ($15 a 750-ml.) will be available at select retail outlets through September, offered in both 750-ml. and 50-ml. formats. Smirnoff Moscow Mule’s debut follows the 2016 launch of summer-inspired limited edition Smirnoff Red, White & Berry, which was up 65% to 68,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank. The overall Smirnoff brand, however, was down 1.8% to 9.2 million cases for 2017.

 

Americans Still Favor Beer Over Other Alcoholic Beverages

Americans who drink alcohol continue to say they most often choose beer (42%) over wine (34%) and liquor (19%), after wine and beer essentially tied between 2011 and 2013.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/238100/americans-favor-beer-alcoholic-beverages.aspx

 

BEYOND THE PARM: SIX ITALIAN CHEESES YOU NEED TO KNOW

The good news is that Italy has a wide world of cheeses for exploring and enjoying.

https://vinepair.com/articles/six-italian-cheeses-parmesan/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f578277992-Jul_30_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f578277992-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f578277992-38937345&mc_cid=f578277992&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Fiano, Campania’s Rising Star

Winemakers in Italy’s Campania have always focused on their native varieties. But it’s time for Fiano, the grape behind the region’s aromatic white wines, to shine.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/30/fiano-campanias-rising-star/

 

 

Alcohol Drinkers Change Their Attitudes

E& J. Gallo Winery executive says consumers in ambitious survey want wine to be fun


https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/201607/Alcohol-Drinkers-Change-Their-Attitudes

Retailers Spar With Total Wine Over Coupons

An amendment to Massachusetts law that would allow discounts is being resisted by independent store owners.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/07/retailers-spar-with-total-wine-over-coupons

Boston Beer Company Launches Truly Spiked & Sparkling Rosé

Half of alcohol beverage drinkers (50%) wish there was a healthier alternative for rosé wine. This summer, Truly Spiked & Sparkling is giving drinkers a new way to rosé with the debut of its newest style: Truly Rosé

https://www.brewbound.com/news/boston-beer-company-launches-truly-spiked-sparkling-rose?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=7518feff9e-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-7518feff9e-36686829

THE HISTORY OF WINE A 40 SECOND ANIMATED GIF

Watch wine spread to six of the planet’s seven continents — over the course of 6,000 years — in 40 seconds!

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/history-wine-animated-gif/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0b262edf90-Aug_01_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0b262edf90-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0b262edf90-38937345&mc_cid=0b262edf90&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Craft Beer News

Craft beer production increased by 5% in the first half of 2018, according to the Brewers Association, matching its growth rate for calendar 2017. While craft beer continues to expand in the U.S.—and is aggregating share within the overall beer category—the pace has slowed markedly over the past few years, and the market has grown increasingly crowded. The Brewers Association notes that there were more 6,655 active breweries in the U.S. as of June 30, up 20% from a year ago. In addition, there are an estimated 2,500-3,000 breweries in the planning stages. “The data demonstrate that 2018 is on pace to have the highest number of brewery openings and closings to date,” said Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson. “However, even as breweries close, openings continue to far outpace the number that shutter.”

 

 

Experts Confirm There Are No Concerns About California Wines Due to Fukushima

Based on the university’s published measurements, the California wines contain 100 times less than the World Health Organization guidance level for drinking water.

https://www.wineinstitute.org/resources/pressroom/07302018

 

BLUE WINE TREND HITS FRANCE

French entrepreneur René Le Bail is on a mission to turn his fellow countrymen into a nation of red, white and blue wine drinkers with the launch of ‘Vindigo’.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/blue-wine-trend-hits-france/

Another Story

Blue Wine to Revolutionize Wine Codes

http://georgiatoday.ge/news/11621/Blue-Wine-to-Revolutionize-Wine-Codes

 

 

 

When the 3-tier system works as it’s supposed to, it’s a beautiful thing.

In the end, everyone benefits.

http://tablascreek.typepad.com/tablas/2018/07/when-the-3-tier-system-works-as-its-supposed-to-its-a-beautiful-thing.html

How to Pair Wine With Gummy Bears

A fine gummy bear demands an equally fine wine to drink with it.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/07/how-to-pair-wine-with-gummy-bears.html

Understanding the Gems of Vinho Verde

There’s more to this easy-drinking, effervescent Portuguese white wine than meets the eye. Learn about the subregions and grapes of Vinho Verde, and what wines to watch for.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/31/vinho-verde-guide/

Red Wine Milkshakes

You like red wine and you like milkshakes so …

https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a22550350/red-wine-milkshakes-recipe/

THE STATES WITH THE MOST WINERIES IN AMERICA (2018)

Where does your state rank? Check out VinePair’s map of the states with the most wineries to find out.

https://vinepair.com/articles/map-america-states-most-wineries/

There’s a good reason you shouldn’t drink alcohol while you’re on antibiotics — but it’s probably not what you’ve been told

Most people have heard that you shouldn’t combine alcohol and antibiotics. However, the truth is more complicated.

https://www.businessinsider.com/why-you-shouldnt-drink-on-antibiotics-2018-7

CHARDONNAY VOTED AMERICA’S FAVOURITE WINE

According to a recent survey of 2,000 consumers by Jordan Winery in Sonoma County, California, Chardonnay is the variety that Americans drink most regularly – adding weight to Kendall-Jackson’s plea for a white wine emoji.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/chardonnay-voted-americas-favourite-wine/

ANCIENT WINE JAR ‘FACTORY’ FOUND IN ISRAEL

Israeli archaeologists near Tel Aviv have discovered a large, 3rd century AD workshop, which churned out jars for wine storage continuously for over 600 years.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/ancient-wine-jar-factory-found-in-isreal/

13 mistakes you’re making when ordering wine

If you feel intimidated when the server or bartender puts a wine list down in front of you, you’re not alone.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/how-to-buy-and-order-wine-2018-8

How to Pair Cinnamon with Wine

Cinnamon is a familiar household spice, but we’ll show you how to pair it with wine in many unexpected ways.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/01/pair-cinnamon-wine/

FOOD INFOGRAPHIC: 47 HERB AND SPICE PAIRINGS WITH WINE

How to pair food with herbs and spices

THE FLAVORS IN YOUR FAVORITE BEERS VISUALIZED

How many of these smells and tastes have you recognized while drinking your favorite beer?

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-flavors-in-your-favorite-beers-visualized/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=641ad65534-Aug_02_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-641ad65534-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-641ad65534-38937345&mc_cid=641ad65534&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

MONSTER ENERGY IN LEGAL BATTLE WITH DISTILLERY IN VIRGINIA OVER LOGO

A small distillery in Virginia received a 108-page objection to its company logo from energy drinks giant Monster, and despite its size, has vowed to fight back against what it’s calling greedy behaviour and bullying.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/monster-energy-in-legal-battle-with-distillery-in-virginia-over-logo/

Long Island wineries are fed up with rowdy bachelorette parties

Some Long Island wineries are serving up a giant buzzkill for bachelorette parties — by banning bridezillas and their minions from their premises.

https://nypost.com/2018/08/01/long-island-wineries-are-fed-up-with-rowdy-bachelorette-parties/

It’s red wine, isn’t it? So enough with the sugar already

Sweet red wine: It’s time for the wine business to admit it’s sugaring up our red wine and passing it off as dry.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/its-red-wine-isnt-it-so-enough-with-the-sugar-already/

Velvety, bright, flabby: Stop to consider how wine feels

A lot of beginning wine drinkers automatically go to the word “smooth” to describe wines.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/wine/sc-food-wine-texture-and-tasting-0803-story.html#

The “French Paradox” is dead. 83% of public says unhealthy or makes no difference.

How should fine wine be defined?

The fact that the words ‘fine wine’ can mean very different things to different people is hardly surprising

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/how-should-fine-wine-be-defined

Dessert Wine Is the New Scotch

Sommeliers are making a serious play for your after-dinner drink. Here are six styles to look for.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-03/dessert-wine-is-the-new-scotch

New Zealand wines and the question of age

New Zealand does not have a long-standing tradition of making and drinking wine

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/new-zealand-wines-and-question-of-age

Automating Wine Cork Quality Control Product Focus:

Cork suppliers have invested in new technology in fight against TCA
https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/201792/Automating-Wine-Cork-Quality-Control

Are US Wine Consumers Lazy?

A Hard Look At This, Through The Lens Of Australian Wine

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2018/08/03/are-us-wine-consumers-lazy-a-hard-look-at-this-through-the-lens-of-australian-wine/#4e1c50992e50

What is Vogue’s bottle of wine a day diet

This1977 diet plan was recently unearthed on Twitter, and has since gone viral

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/6930662/what-is-vogues-bottle-of-wine-a-day-diet-does-it-help-you-lose-weight-is-it-safe/

9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT STAG’S LEAP WINE CELLARS

To ensure you’re putting your punctuation in the right places — and drinking what you think you are — here are nine things you need to know about Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars.

https://vinepair.com/articles/stags-leap-wine-cellars-guide/

French wine scientists create ‘supergrapes’ that do not require pesticides

Four revolutionary supergrape varieties they say are impervious to rot and thus require almost no pesticides.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/04/french-wine-scientists-create-supergrapes-do-not-require-pesticides/

Wine awards: worth the gold stickers they’re printed on?

In some wine competitions, the majority of (paying) entrants gets a prize

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/wine-awards-worth-the-gold-stickers-they-re-printed-on-1.3575272

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 08-09-18

August 9, 2018

Exploring all things wine with you!

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Liquor Industry News/Links 08-06-18

August 6, 2018

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

08-06-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

The Mysterious Case of the Michelada Beer Cocktail

 

All 37 Celebrity Liquors and Spirits, Ranked

 

Why drinking wine engages more of your brain than math

 

AND MORE!

 

Your Guide to Cape Cod’s Emerging Craft Beer, Wine, and Distillery Scenes

Cape Cod is becoming one of the hottest places in New England to pop into a tasting room, grab some craft beverages to go (or stay for a taste), and hit the sand and surf.

https://vinepair.com/articles/cape-cod-drinking-guide/

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PABST BLUE RIBBON

You might think it’s all PBR and irony, but Pabst Brewing, based in Los Angeles, is the fifth-largest brewer in the U.S. Established in 1844 in Milwaukee and best known for its Pabst Blue Ribbon brand (the aforementioned “PBR”), the brewery currently claims 30 brands to its name.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pbr-pabst-blue-ribbon-beer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=364c0741f0-July_23_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-364c0741f0-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-364c0741f0-38937345&mc_cid=364c0741f0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

FIVE WAYS TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE WINE WE DRINK

From drones to machine learning, new technologies are helping winemakers improve both the quantity and quality of their wine

https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/five-ways-technology-is-changing-the-wine-we-drink

Tired of rosé? Here’s what else to drink this summer.

Three suggestions for jazzing up wine in summer

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/tired-of-rose-heres-what-else-to-drink-this-summer/2018/07/19/cacc029e-8b84-11e8-8aea-86e88ae760d8_story.html?utm_term=.b165cdaa8bc3

Koshu is the Japanese wine you need to know about right now

If Australian wine guru Phillip Moraghan has anything to do with it, Koshu may soon be as popular here as Pinot Grigio.

http://www.executivestyle.com.au/koshu-is-the-japanese-wine-you-need-to-know-about-right-now-h12v0g#ixzz5M6GD457i

The Most Important Step in Winemaking That Nobody Talks About

Why is bottling so important?

http://www.girlandthegrape.com/2018/important-step-winemaking-nobody-talks/

Hard Seltzer Regulatory Considerations

By now you’re likely aware of hard seltzer, but despite its growing popularity, consumers are still relatively limited to a few national brands and a handful of regional brands.

http://bevlog.bevlaw.com/malt-beverage/hard-seltzer-regulatory-considerations

Hard sparkling water is red-hot right now

Drinker’s tastes and priorities are shifting in a major way. Beer, wine and mixed drinks have traditionally dominated the adult beverage industry

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hard-sparkling-water-red-hot-right-now-192005074.html?guccounter=1&utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=40a30f993c-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-40a30f993c-36686829

This Cooler Is Changing My Life

When did coolers become so awesome?

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/07/this-cooler-is-changing-my-life.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=40a30f993c-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-40a30f993c-36686829

Survey Reveals That Cork Closures Seal 88% of the World’s Top Wines

According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of APCOR – The Portuguese Cork Association, 88 percent of the world’s top wines as selected by Wine Spectator in 2015, 2016 and 2017 are sealed with cork closures.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/07/23/survey-cork-seal-88-world-top-wines

How Does Wine Help Guard Your Heart?

Study shows that changes triggered by moderate alcohol consumption may help your body fight off future cardiovascular damage

Heartbeat make wine glasses,bottle and heart symbol stock vector

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/How-Does-Wine-Help-Guard-Your-Heart

Why are Rosé Bottles Crazy with Shapes and Packaging?

Disappointed as I was in my fellow wine drinkers, this meant I had to face facts: these attention-seeking methods of marketing serve a purpose. Heavy bottles, particularly those with champagne-like shapes, deep punts and long thin necks, denote prestige – you’re splashing out and you’re not afraid to take rosé seriously.

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/on-a-pink-soap-box

Vermont’s Champlain Valley Is One Of America’s Most Interesting Wine Regions

What’s the story in Vermont’s Champlain Valley?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2018/07/23/vermonts-champlain-valley-is-one-of-americas-most-interesting-wine-regions/#6f70c3dc4e88

Cheap wine wonders: the best wines on the bottom shelf

Buying wine for a crowd can be tricky — hosts are trying to accommodate  different tastes and pair different wines with the food while staying on a budget.

https://www.theadvocate.com/gambit/new_orleans/lifestyle/party_planning_guide/article_01f25948-8460-11e8-ab74-e3f155411368.html

Georgia state officially has a new wine region

Wine lovers have another important stop to make on any trip to the southern USA now. There’s officially a newly recognised wine region to visit; the Dahlonega Plateau in Georgia.

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2018/07/23/georgia-dahlonega-plateau-wine-region/

 

FORGET WINE & PAINTING, THIS CLASS LETS YOU GET DRUNK & TATTOO A MELON

Use a real tattoo gun to practice tattooing on melons

http://www.whiskeyriff.com/2018/07/23/forget-wine-painting-this-class-lets-you-get-drunk-tattoo-a-melon/

 

Brace Yourselves: Game of Thrones Scotch Is Coming

It only took seven years, but Game of Thrones fans will finally be able to pair the perfect scotch with each action-packed episode of the hit series when its eighth and final season premieres in 2019.

http://whiskyadvocate.com/game-thrones-scotch/

 

Organic and biodynamic wine growers anxiously await EU decision on copper limits

Currently, the EU allows the use of up to 6 kg per hectare per year. The committee is considering limiting the amount to 4 kg per hectare per year.

https://dobianchi.com/2018/07/23/bordeaux-mixture-vineyards/

 

What’s in a Wine Name?

You put your trust in producers and retailers to deliver the products that they claim to be – but are they? Fraud in the food and beverage industry is becoming an all too common problem,

https://www.technologynetworks.com/applied-sciences/articles/whats-in-a-wine-name-306654

 

Why drinking wine engages more of your brain than math

You might want to take in more wine tastings, according to a neuroscientist.

https://aleteia.org/2018/07/24/why-drinking-wine-engages-more-of-your-brain-than-math/

 

 

10 ESSENTIAL BEER APPS YOUR PHONE IS THIRSTY FOR

There’s only one thing we love more than beer, and that’s ignoring all our important real-life responsibilities in order to stare at a smartphone app about beer

FIND US ON BEER MENUS

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/best-beer-apps

BEAT THE HEAT WITH THESE 7 ICE-COLD VEGAN BREWS

Enjoy breezy summer nights and sweltering pool parties with these tasty, refreshing vegan beers.

MANY IN STOCK

https://vegnews.com/2018/7/beat-the-heat-with-these-7-ice-cold-vegan-brews?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=9419864b31-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-9419864b31-36686829

Boxed Beer: Niche Trend or Packaging of the Future?

Could boxed be the logical next step? It’s unlikely. Uncarbonated beer retains a very small market share in the United States, and technological advances would be necessary to both make the packaging viable for carbonated brews and create a scalable packaging model.

https://oct.co/essays/boxed-beer-niche-trend-or-beer-packaging-future?mbid=social_facebook

Resistant Grape Varieties – The Future of Viticulture?

Generally speaking, growing healthy grapes for producing quality wine can require a lot of spraying in the vineyards, and the use of important quantities of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, etc.

http://socialvignerons.com/2018/07/23/resistant-grape-varieties-the-future-of-viticulture/

Misunderstanding Old World and New World Wine

Old versus New World Regulations

https://wineeconomist.com/2018/07/24/translation/

 

The Benefits of Using Falcons for Pest Control in Your Vineyard

Falcons are helpful to farmers looking for pest control solutions to protect their vineyards from menacing birds.

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/falcon-crop-protection.html#whatsnew

 

INAO AUTHORISES USE OF ANTI-HAIL NETTING

The INAO has authorised the use of anti-hail netting in French vineyards following several years of tests in Burgundy.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/inao-authorises-use-of-anti-hail-netting/

 

WHAT TO DO WITH THE CORK WHEN YOUR SERVER PRESENTS IT

But before your server offers you the first sip, a well known ritual confirming that the wine will be enjoyable, something happens that derails the mood. You are presented with the cork. What do you do now?

https://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/what-to-do-with-cork-restaurant/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=88a2a2e3c3-July_25_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-88a2a2e3c3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-88a2a2e3c3-38937345&mc_cid=88a2a2e3c3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Supreme Court Has Chance to Decide if States Can Discriminate Against Wine Retailer Shipping?

While residency restrictions are important, it’s notable that if the Supreme Court takes this case it will almost certainly be required to answer the question, may state laws allow in-state retailers to ship wine directly to its residents while banning out of state retailers from shipping wine.

https://nawr.org/supreme-court-has-chance-to-decide-if-states-can-discriminate-against-wine-retailer-shipping/

Seagram’s Liquor Heiress Charged in Nxivm Sex-Trafficking Case

Arrest on conspiracy and racketeering charges in connection with her role at Nxivm, a self-help group that prosecutors call a pyramid scheme and former members say is a cult.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/24/nyregion/nxivm-arrest-seagram-heiress.html

A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF FRANCE: MAP & INFOGRAPHIC

Your complete introductory guide to France’s wines, including the major regions, the grapes that grow there, and their famous blends, along with general facts about French wine.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/intro-wines-of-france-map-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a4739db455-July_27_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a4739db455-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a4739db455-38937345&mc_cid=a4739db455&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

All 37 Celebrity Liquors and Spirits, Ranked

Part of being a celebrity now is having your own liquor. But are any of them any good?

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/g22118748/best-celebrity-liquors/

How to Pair Wine With Funfetti

There is a way to make the Funfetti party even more fun: by serving the cake with a chilled bottle of spumante rosé from the Prosecco area of Northern Italy.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/07/the-best-wine-to-serve-at-birthday-parties.html

5 Things You’ll Never Need To Know About Wine To Enjoy It

Forget about “undercurrents of bramble and sage” and what the weather was like in 2011. This is the opposite of every wine list you’ve ever read.

Grouping of five varieties of rose wine in wineglasses.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wine-facts-you-dont-need_us_5b51f21be4b0fd5c73c4b11c

EU Organic Wine Laws

In February 2012, new EU rules for “organic wine” have been agreed in the Standing Committee on Organic Farming (SCOF).

https://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/organic/eu-policy/eu-rules-on-production/wine_en

Here’s the Best Way to Chill Boxed Wine Before Serving It

Boxed wine is great for a few reasons: It’s portable, it’s affordable and it’s often quite tasty.

https://www.purewow.com/news/how-to-chill-boxed-wine

The Best Wines to Pair with Eggs

Ever wonder what wine pairs with eggs Benedict or Denny’s classic Moons Over My Hammy? Whether you’re at brunch or having a late breakfast, these pairings are for you.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/25/eggs-wine-pairing-breakfast/

Are Your Wine Preferences Static or in Flux?

Here’s a quick poll to determine your drinking patterns and preferences compared to the nation as a whole.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/are-your-wine-preferences-static-or-in-flux/

What is Wine? Video Series (Ep. 1)

Explore the fundamentals of wine in the first segment of the Learn Wine Video Series. What’s more, you’ll be surprised to discover a few details that most wine lovers don’t know!

https://winefolly.com/episode/what-is-wine-video-series-ep-1/

 

ITALY PROTESTS AUSTRALIAN ‘NERO D’AVOLA’ IN THE UK

Italy’s quality and anti-fraud agency under the Ministry of Agriculture has called for wine merchants in the UK to block the selling of Australian wines bearing the name of the variety Nero d’Avola on their wine labels, the latest protest from Italy against Australia following the contentious wrangling over the use of ‘Prosecco’ on Australian sparkling wines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/italy-protests-australian-wines-bearing-nero-davola-label-in-the-uk/

 

Does Beer Go Bad? (And How You Can Tell)

Does beer expire? In a word: yes.

https://oct.co/essays/does-beer-expire-101?utm_source=oct_nl_&mc_cid=fd999ac24b&mc_eid=00cc7421f2

 

 

Poll: Americans Reach Wine Awakening at Age 29

A new study of 2,000 wine drinkers showed that the average Americans will only start to fully appreciate a good bottle of vino toward the tail end of their 20s, but how they get into it, and what they prefer, varies greatly.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/poll-americans-reach-wine-awakening-153000265.html?_guc_consent_skip=1532621651&guccounter=2

 

 

There’s Now an Official Plea for a White Wine Emoji

Share this with all of your Pinot Grigio-loving friends.

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/a22548086/white-wine-emoji/

Four Ways to Drink More Wine With Indian Food (No, Really)

Indian food, with its intricate spicing; rich, integrated sauces, and occasional chile heat, has often posed a difficult riddle to wine lovers

https://vinepair.com/articles/indian-food-wine-pairing-guide/

Tito’s Vodka teamed up to launch first-ever bartender bot, which can help you make cocktails

Need ideas on what kinds of mixed drinks to serve at your next party? Help with a tricky cocktail recipe? A first-of-its-kind bartender bot, called Barkeep, has launched to provide the guidance you need.

https://www.austin360.com/entertainment/tito-vodka-teamed-launch-first-ever-bartender-bot-which-can-help-you-make-cocktails/5EFJQwXMgs15nfLJbzHCvM/

Natural Wine Faces Legal Definition

A right-wing French politician has filed a motion this month to launch an investigative committee that will seek to legally define the term “natural wine” in France.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/07/natural-wine-faces-legal-definition

How to Get the Most Out of Every Wine Tasting, According to Wine Country Pros

Whether you’re embarking on your first winery visit or are a weekend taster extraordinaire, rest assured there’s a method to the madness.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-tasting-advice-pro-tips/

MASSACHUSETTS CRAFT BREWERIES HOPING TO BOLSTER SALES AT FARMER’S MARKETS

Since the change in law has proven a success for local wineries and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the legislature is considering whether to expand the law to affect local craft breweries.

http://www.connelllawoffices.com/massachusetts-craft-breweries-hoping-to-bolster-sales-at-farmers-markets/

The Mysterious Case of the Michelada Beer Cocktail

The backstory of this refreshing drink runs through Austin and down to Mexico.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-mysterious-case-of-the-michelada-beer-cocktail

The Most Talked About Wines on Social Media

We’ve raked through comments, counted likes and compared shares to find social media’s favorite styles of wine and picked the bottles to match. Find out what made the cut.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/27/social-media-wine-recommendations/

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-30-18

July 30, 2018

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Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

07-30-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

5 Descriptors Wine Professionals Avoid

 

The Best Cheap Beer Money Can Buy

 

MODERATE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION LINKED TO HIGHER FERTILITY

 

AND MORE!

 

Basil Hayden’s launches rye and Bourbon blend

Beam Suntory-owned Basil Hayden’s Bourbon has released a limited edition blend, called Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/07/basil-haydens-launches-rye-and-bourbon-blend/

 

TOP FRENCH ESTATES PROTEST NEW LABEL PLANS

More than 60 of France’s leading châteaux have written in protest to the government against proposals which could see cigarette-style warnings slapped on the front of their bottles.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/top-french-estates-protest-new-label-plans/

 

Percentage of organic vineyards in Napa County recovering after decline

 

 

An introduction to wine investment

Luxury investments (such as art, jewelry, classic cars and fine wine) have become a popular alternative for investors over the last 20 years

http://www.drinksretailingnews.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/17912/An_introduction_to_wine_investment.html

GERMAN WINERIES LAUNCH NEW CLASSIFICATION FOR SPARKLING WINE

A co-operative made up of Germany’s top wine estates has established a new classification for Sekt; the country’s sparkling wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/german-wineries-launch-new-classification-for-sparkling-wine/

 

BUZZ ALCOHOL BRACELET TRACKS ABILITY TO GIVE CONSENT

A Fitbit-style bracelet that monitors blood alcohol levels has been unveiled which can be used to indicate to potential partners whether the wearer is fit to give consent, and alert friends if they could be vulnerable.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/alcohol-bracelet-tracks-ability-to-give-consent/

 

THIS MASSIVE CHART SHOWS ALL THE CRAFT BREWERIES OWNED BY BIG BEER COMPANIES

Beer drinkers are left unsure of exactly where the beer they’re buying is actually coming from

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/craft-brewery-ownership-chart/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=45caf52dd5-July_17_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-45caf52dd5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-45caf52dd5-38937345&mc_cid=45caf52dd5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

Skunk Explained! Why Beer Gets That Inevitable Off-Flavor Under the Sun

Lightstruck, commonly described as “skunked,” is one of the most detectible and easily identified compounds, for both the novice and expert taster.

http://www.orangecoast.com/booze-blog/skunk-beers-inevitable-off-flavor-under-the-sun/

 

What Is Carbonic Maceration in Wine, and Why Does It Taste So Damn Fun?

This Fermentation technique makes zippy, juicy wines that we can’t stop drinking.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/what-is-carbonic-maceration-in-wine

 

The Language of Wine Lists

Wherever in the world you dine, ordering the wine should be the easy part

https://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/Language-of-Wine-Lists

DIY: ROSÉ WATER GUN

You are 100% guaranteed to be the life of every party

https://www.thebacklabel.com/diy-rose-water-gun/?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=bd-newsletter-tuesday-7-17-18&mc_cid=aec6b8b687&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.W05Rra2ZN8c

 

The Scientific Case for Drinking Beer Outdoors

Take it outside, psychologists and brewers agree.

https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/why-beer-tastes-better-outside/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=89d74a28c8-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-89d74a28c8-36686829

 

 

CHINA LOOKS NORTH TO SATE ITS ICE WINE DEMAND

Heilongjiang, the northernmost province along China’s rust belt, has been tipped to become China’s high altitude ice wine production base, the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has announced.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/china-looks-beyond-canada-to-sate-its-ice-wine-demand/

 

WE PUT IT TO THE TEST: IS WHITE WINE THE BEST FIX FOR RED WINE STAINS?

Claims that white wine, sold pretty much everyplace red wine appears, is an effective solution for treating red wine spills.

https://vinepair.com/articles/white-wine-remove-red-stain/

 

 

THE NEW ‘GAME OF THRONES’ BEER UNLEASHES A FAN FAVORITE FOR THE IRON THRONE

You have to endure 2018 without new episodes of Game of Thrones. However, you don’t have to go without giant bottles of Westeros-themed beer.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/ommegang-game-of-thrones-beer-2018#

 

AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO BEER CAN AND BOTTLE SIZES

From tallboys to bombers to nips, beers of all sizes are, for the most part, easy enough to say aloud without risk of embarrassment.

https://vinepair.com/articles/beer-bottle-can-sizes-guide-infographic/

 

Bacardi joins pink gin trend with Bosford Rose

As the pink gin trend gains momentum, Bacardi has become the latest producer to move into the category with the launch of Bosford Rose Premium Gin & Strawberry Liqueur in the US.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/07/bacardi-joins-pink-gin-trend-with-bosford-rose/

 

Bulleit reveals tattoo-inspired bottle design

Diageo has teamed up with four tattoo artists to create a limited edition series of Bulleit Bourbon bottles.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/07/bulleit-reveals-tattoo-inspired-bottle-design/

 

MODERATE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION LINKED TO HIGHER FERTILITY

A new study has made a positive link between moderate alcohol consumption and improved fertility in men, compared with those who drink nothing at all, and those who drink to excess.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/moderate-alcohol-consumption-linked-to-higher-fertility/

 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Hosting a Wine Dinner Party

It’s not always obvious what to do when a guest shows up with a bottle of wine or spills a red all over your white sofa. But we spoke with industry experts to explain the unwritten rules of hosting a dinner party.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/17/hosting-wine-dinner-party/

 

Why It Matters That Amazon Is Selling Wine In Texas

In the long run, the grocer’s move to include wine and spirits delivery is a smart and savvy one.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2018/07/17/how-amazon-got-licensed-to-sell-wine-in-texas/#3d04cf43567e

 

What Kind of Wine Drinker Are You?

Find out how much of a wino you are compared to everyone else.

Interesting Questions

https://www.delish.com/cooking/a22143677/what-kind-of-wine-drinker-are-you/

 

NO HOLIDAY FOR BEER INDUSTRY, WHICH POSTS TOUGH INDEPENDENCE DAY SALES

The Fourth of July holiday, the second-biggest holiday of the year for the beer industry, didn’t provide the boost brewers had hoped for.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/news/no-holiday-for-beer-industry-which-posts-tough-independence-day-sales/

 

Wine keeps the Portuguese cork industry afloat

 

 

An Unscientific Experiment to Get to the Truth of Minerality in Wine

Just like wine, the concept of terroir can be applied to water — its character simultaneously reflects the rocks and soil present in a certain location, as well as the amount of rainfall over a time period.

https://vinepair.com/articles/minerality-in-wine-fact-check/

 

Why Cotton Farms in West Texas Are Becoming Vineyards

Dry growing conditions and better revenue potential are among the reasons farmers are making the switch

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-cotton-farms-in-west-texas-are-becoming-vineyards/

 

From orange wine to pinot freezio, the best and worst drink trends of the summer

Less than a month into the season, and we have already been inundated with a deluge of new hot weather beverages.

https://nationalpost.com/life/food/from-orange-wine-to-pinot-freezio-the-best-and-worst-drink-trends-of-the-summer

 

Lower alcohol is better in beer, consumers say

The new report shows that the wine industry is struggling to capitalize on its low-calorie beverages despite growing demand for healthier products

https://www.fooddive.com/news/lite-bright-lower-alcohol-is-better-in-beer-consumers-say/527668/

 

What is fine wine and how do you get more people to enjoy it?

We are so used to talking about, promoting and selling fine wine, but how often do we actually stop and ask what a fine wine actually is?

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/cathy-huyghe-how-to-get-into-people-fine-wine/

 

TTB LABELING (A BRIEF HISTORY)

THE TTB HAS STRUGGLED OVER THE YEARS TO PROVIDE CONSUMERS WITH USEFUL INFORMATION WHILE BALANCING THE NEEDS OF BEVERAGE PRODUCERS.

http://www.spiritedbiz.com/ttb-labeling-a-brief-history-the-ttb-has-struggled-over-the-years-to-provide-consumers-with-useful-information-while-balancing-the-needs-of-beverage-producers/

 

Is Natural Wine a Style or a Method?

What puzzles me is why modestly higher alcohol disqualifies a wine from being natural.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2018/07/19/is-natural-wine-a-style-or-a-method/

 

Fukushima’s nuclear signature found in California wine

The Japanese nuclear disaster bathed north America in a radioactive cloud. Now pharmacologists have found the telltale signature in California wine made at the time.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611654/fukushimas-nuclear-signature-found-in-california-wine/

 

The Boundary-Pushing Wines and Regions of California

There are many wine regions outside of Napa Valley and Sonoma that don’t receive nearly enough attention, but are producing exceptional bottles with some unexpected grapes.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/18/california-wine-regions-bottles/

 

The U.S Open – wine tasting as a competitive sport

The U.S Open wine tasting offers wine drinkers a chance to see how good their palates really are

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/the-u-s-open-wine-tasting-as-a-competitive-sport/

 

The Best Cheap Beer Money Can Buy

Cheap beer is as necessary to drinking culture as any other potent potable. Some cultures may value spirits or wine or something else entirely, but at the end of the day, chances are you’re going to be able to find a cheap beer no matter where you go.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-cheap-beer/

6 WINE STORE HACKS EVERY WINE LOVER SHOULD KNOW

The bottom line is that investing in a wine merchant to be your go-to spot is as important as investing in a bottle itself

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-store-hacks-wine-lovers/

This is why your red wine tastes funny during a heatwave

And why you need to be keeping your red wine in the fridge over the summer months

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/foodanddrink/does-red-wine-go-off-in-heat-a3890671.html

9 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT IPA

IPA is by far the world’s most popular style of craft beer.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/9-things-you-dont-know-about-ipa/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c20faaba4e-Jul_20_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c20faaba4e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c20faaba4e-38937345&mc_cid=c20faaba4e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

5 Descriptors Wine Professionals Avoid

How sommeliers adapt the language of wine to better serve their customers

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/5-descriptors-wine-professionals-avoid/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Announcements&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=64585250&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–EOZd7SsjtTzZa9THW5YqZpffILXkeHFO5rYarxGZX8kn7LDKH2PcPNq7y1ZKWeZLQ4FFcenRg09cTaNejD1J-WtK8hUr2lU0h9LhKEDaiRKgb5ns&_hsmi=64584838

THIS IS AMERICA’S MOST VERSATILE WINE GRAPE

It’s Zinfandel

http://www.snooth.com/articles/this-is-america-ys-most-versatile-wine-grape/?viewall=1#ixzz5LtNhd9Gc

EVERY MAJOR WHITE WINE TYPE, EXPLAINED

Wine is an investment, and how can you be expected to invest wisely if you don’t know what hell you are talking about?

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/white-wine-types-explained

 

Fall Into A Glass Of Pumpkin Wine From These Wineries — Or Make Your Own

Is it fall yet?

https://www.simplemost.com/pumpkin-wine-makers-fall-recipe/

 

Everything you need to know about pairing Italian wines with food

For the best of two worlds, pair Italian wine with Italian food. Here’s how to!

https://www.smooth.com.au/life/everything-you-need-know-about-pairing-italian-wines-food

 

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-23-18

July 23, 2018

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

07-23-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

Why Do Some People Hate the Taste of Beer?

 

12 States Where It’s Legal to Drink in Public

 

All the wine and booze-infused frozen treats to try this summer

 

AND MORE!

 

WINE SOAKED DISHES: WATERMELON & PINOT GRANITAS!

Fruit and Pinot Noir Drink YUMM

https://www.thebacklabel.com/wine-soaked-dishes-watermelon-pinot-granitas/?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-sunday-7-8-18&mc_cid=66eedafe84&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.W0S4ta2ZN8c

 

Ten million bottles French rosé wine turns out to be cheap Spanish plonk

Lovers of rosé wine will have cause to study the labels on the bottles lined up on French supermarket shelves a little more carefully this summer.

That’s because millions of bottles of Spanish wine are hidden among the vast array of French rosé wines being sold, according to France’s consumer fraud authority the DGCCRF.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180709/ten-million-bottles-of-spanish-ros-wine-sold-off-as-french

Pairing wine with music is far, far more complicated than you’d ever guess

The right music can cause us to eat and drink more by encouraging us to linger longer

https://globalnews.ca/news/4314062/pairing-wine-with-music-alan-cross/

Unoaked American Chardonnay Deserves Your Respect

Despite being California’s most widely planted wine grape, with 94,532 acres in 2016, many Americans are Chardonnay haters.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-american-unoaked-chardonnay/

In Lodi, the ‘Zinfandel Capital of the World,’ Cab is king

If asked what wine grape leads the Lodi American Viticultural Area in tons crushed per year, Zinfandel might immediately come to mind.

http://www.recordnet.com/news/20180708/in-lodi-zinfandel-capital-of-world-cab-is-king

An Unlikely Candidate for a Farm-to-Table Makeover? Flavored Vodka

If consumers are skeptical about flavored vodka, then I view it as an opportunity to change their perception by talking to them about what flavored vodka can be when done right.

https://vinepair.com/articles/all-natural-flavored-vodka-deep-eddy/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4de35903ec-Jul_09_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4de35903ec-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4de35903ec-38937345&mc_cid=4de35903ec&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Three Social Media No-Nos For Wine Producers

The U.S. wine market is still tightly regulated by the so-called Tied House rules, which have been in place since the repeal of Prohibition in 1933.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2018/07/09/three-wine-social-media-no-nos/#6c68bf28744d

Thoughts Champagne/Sparkling Wine Glass 

There are so many technical problems out there as it relates to design and function or even price point right now in 2018.

https://jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com/2018/07/08/thoughts-champagne-sparkling-wine-glass-james-melendez/

9 Ways to Upsell Wine

Sommeliers give advice on moving higher-end bottles, half glasses, and more—to boost bottom lines

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/9-ways-to-upsell-wine/

Massachusetts: No THC with ABV: Commission Blocks Marijuana in Alcoholic Beverages

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission of Massachusetts (ABCC) recently issued an advisory regarding the use of marijuana in alcoholic beverages

http://files.constantcontact.com/cb479599001/570f8016-bdb2-41bd-b31e-3b8e1b4f0c2c.pdf

Bill adding third gender choice for licenses, IDs nears passage

A bill directing the Registry of Motor Vehicles to let people choose “X” for a gender instead of male or female passed the Senate nearly unanimously and could bring the change to state-issued IDs as soon as November.

http://files.constantcontact.com/cb479599001/93082eef-af0e-4c92-86ac-fd7374ca9be0.pdf

A Wine Stopper That Does Double Duty

Rabbit’s new stopper also removes foil from a bottle of wine.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/dining/drinks/rabbit-wine-stopper.html

IS IT COOL TO DRINK CHILLED RED WINE?

The question becomes: when? and what?

https://www.thebacklabel.com/is-it-cool-to-drink-cooled-red-wine/?mc_cid=dc2b5276e2&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WzqI6thKjBI?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-tuesday-7-10-18

This Beer Was Developed For Breast Cancer Patients

A Czech brewery’s Mamma Beer is alcohol free and slightly sweet to help overcome the metallic taste of “chemo mouth”
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/beer-was-developed-breast-cancer-patients-180969571/#2SzpwyEA3itZr4Yh.99

THESE ARE THE MOST POPULAR BEERS IN THE UNITED STATES

Overall beer consumption in the United States may have dropped again in 2017, but Americans still threw back 208 million barrels of beer.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/most-popular-beers-in-america

WHY DO WINE GLASSES HAVE STEMS?

The stem of a wine glass isn’t there simply to make the glass look prettier or make it easier to break.

https://vinepair.com/articles/why-wine-glasses-have-stems/

Why Does Alcohol Give You Diarrhea?

There are reasons why booze can cause loose stools – and dietitian-approved ways to avoid them.

https://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/articles/2018-07-09/why-does-alcohol-give-you-diarrhea

Baby Mouse Wine

Like the name suggests, this is a rice wine containing baby mice. Best prepare, this explanation isn’t for the faint of heart. Baby mice are taken soon after being born, and dropped, alive, into a bottle of rice wine.

http://bevlog.bevlaw.com/alcohol-beverages-generally/baby-mouse-wine

New Jager

Jägermeister has launched a new “Mini Meister” single-serve package. The 20-ml. bottles are targeted toward on-the-go occasions and tout the ability to chill faster than a traditional 750-ml. format. Currently rolling out nationwide at grocery, liquor, drug, and convenience stores, the Mini Meisters are available as part of a 10-pack that retails at $10. The Mini Meister launch follows Jägermeister’s debut of Jägermeister Manifest—a super-premium offshoot retailing at $60 a 750-ml.—earlier this year. Jägermeister sold 1.7 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

Johnnie Walker debuts ‘behind the scenes’ film

Diageo has launched a new short film on the production and heritage of blended Scotch brand Johnnie Walker.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/07/johnnie-walker-debuts-behind-the-scenes-film/

A French Investigation Reveals How To Tell Where Your Wine Really Came From

There is a global movement to ensure that a wine’s birthplace is clearly labeled on the bottle

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2018/07/10/a-french-investigation-reveals-how-to-tell-where-your-wine-really-came-from/#38f7217861cc

Favorite Wine Grapes May Need Genetic Help

Wine book author Kevin Begos explains that just a few varieties of wine grapes dominate the industry, which leaves them vulnerable to potentially catastrophic disease outbreaks. PODCAST

https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/favorite-wine-grapes-may-need-genetic-help/

Jura in-depth and wines not to miss

Tucked between Burgundy and the Swiss border, this small area in eastern France is a missing piece of the puzzle for many wine lovers.


https://www.decanter.com/premium/regional-profile-jura-wines-396704/#w2fsxHVWKrCca6F2.99

How color and shape influence wine sales

Wine is such a tradition-ridden beverage that toying with convention can be seen as anathema to “serious” wine lovers. So pastel-colored wines are instantly seen as gimmicks.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8508359-181/berger-on-wine-the-many

Six Beer Trends Dominating the Sudsy Scene

It’s the age of independent craft brewers. Their hyperlocal brews, back-to-basics production techniques and popular styles, like sours and New England IPAs, are proving that these trends are here to stay.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/10/beer-trends-2/

TOP 10 INVENTIVE DESIGNS IN WINE PACKAGING

In the world of wine, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd. But as this collection proves, it is still possible to reinvent the wheel (or bottle) and push the boundaries of design in innovative and inventive ways.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/top-10-inventive-designs-in-wine-packaging/

 

All the wine and booze-infused frozen treats to try this summer

From wine ice cream to cocktail freezer pops there are so many adult-only treats to try this summer!

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Food/wine-booze-infused-frozen-treats-summer/story?id=56457831

 

How to Taste Wine Like a Pro

Ever feel like the pros at wine tastings are speaking their own secret language? In a way, they are. Learn the ins and outs of “tasting grids,” which set the standard for how we evaluate wines and the words we use to talk about them.

An elegant surrounding and well prepared tasting environment sets the scene for an enjoyable tasting of this years vintafge

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/10/wine-tasting-grids/

 

Apparently 35 Percent Of People Think It’s Totally Fine To Drink During Pregnancy

But really…is that a good idea?

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a22002424/cameron-hughes-wine-pregnancy-survey/

SEAGRAM’S 7 CROWN: THEN AND NOW

An iconic brand still alive and kicking

http://www.boozebusiness.com/seagrams-7-crown-then-and-now

Beer Bottles Use Facial Recognition To Talk Back To Consumers

Black Red Ale Beer launched an AR and NFC-enhanced bottle that can generate customized conversations tailored to drinkers’ moods and communicate with them based on their facial expressions, reinventing the timeless beer bottle as an interactive experience of its own

https://www.psfk.com/2018/07/beer-augmented-reality-black-red-ale-nfc.html

What’s In Your Wine?

Barring a small handful of exceptions, wine producers are not required to list ingredients or additives on their labels. If they were, some labels could be as long and difficult to pronounce as those slapped on processed foods; there are roughly 76 wine additives and treatment materials approved for use by the FDA.

http://goodtimes.sc/columns/wellness/whats-in-your-wine/

Liquor coupon add-on yanked

Speliotis offers, then withdraws, bid to legalize discounts In MA

http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/liquor-coupon-add-on-yanked/article_e0eeddf3-1501-57e6-afe0-6320a7730186.html

This wall-mounted wine opener uncorks wine in one pull

Great Wall Mounted Gadget!

http://www.thisisinsider.com/wall-mounted-wine-opener-2018-7

10 cheap wines that will fool your friends into thinking you bought an expensive bottle

If you’re trying to drink high-quality stuff on a reasonable budget, it’s easy to feel like you’re fighting a losing battle.

http://www.thisisinsider.com/best-cheap-wines-2018-7

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE—DRINK YOUR WINE ON THE ROCKS

The arguments against putting ice cubes in a glass of wine are sound enough.

https://quartzy.qz.com/1325650/you-should-drink-your-wine-on-ice/

An Expert’s Guide to Pairing Wine with Your Favorite Pizza

Wine and pizza are a classic combination, whether enjoyed dining out or at home in the bath

https://www.thedailymeal.com/drink/expert-s-guide-pairing-wine-your-favorite-pizza

YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WINES FROM CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN INDIGENOUS GRAPES

Vines grown in the very soils and microclimates where they’ve evolved produce grapes that are endlessly expressive — often much more so than international transplants would be in the same location.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-guide-central-eastern-europe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e745a0429b-Jul_12_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e745a0429b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e745a0429b-38937345&mc_cid=e745a0429b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

WINE SOAKED DISHES: LIMONCELLO & THYME ICE CREAM SANDWICHES!

Summer will never be the same- make these Limoncello and Thyme Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwiches or regret it forever.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/wine-soaked-dishes-2/?mc_cid=d647588f1f&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.W0KUTthKjBI?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-thursday-7-12-18

 

PAIRING: BEER AND BUFFALO WINGS

No matter how you take them, there’s a beer style that pairs perfectly with your favorite wing sauces and seasonings. Just don’t forget the napkins.

http://allaboutbeer.com/pairing-beer-buffalo-wings/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=121ac52a70-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-121ac52a70-36686829

 

12 States Where It’s Legal to Drink in Public (And What to Drink There)

There’s an old joke about it being legal to drink publicly in New York City, so long as you’re willing to pay the “cover charge.” The cover charge, of course, being the $25 fine you’ll incur if caught.

https://oct.co/essays/12-states-where-its-legal-drink-public?utm_source=oct_nl_

 

Low alcohol wine still losing out to mocktails and beer

Perceptions around low quality and taste are two of the key reasons consumers aren’t looking to the wine category

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/23777/Low_alcohol_wine_still_losing_out_to_mocktails_and_beer.html

 

The Effects of Wine Bottle Closure Type on Perceived Wine Quality: An Expected Result Plus a Somewhat Surprising One

Though much is known about the technical differences between wine bottle closures, very few studies in the academic literature have looked at closure type from the consumer perspective, namely consumer associations between closure type and wine quality characteristics.

http://www.academicwino.com/2018/07/bottle-closure-wine-quality.html/

 

Seeking Truth About the Many Longstanding Wine Myths

Myths or facts? Here are three wine “truths” that have been questioned by readers

https://www.theexaminernews.com/seeking-truth-about-the-many-longstanding-wine-myths/

 

Bubbly Crémant D’Alsace Has More Variety Than You Think

Lovers of sparkling wine may be familiar with the term “Crémant,” a type of wine lauded over the past five to ten years for being a budget-friendly alternative to Champagne.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2018/07/12/french-cremant-alsace-sparkling-wine/#2a18bcc1a95b

 

CONTAMINATION BY INFECTED MICE CAUSED TULAREMIA OUTBREAK AT GERMAN WINERY

An investigation published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that grapes pressed with infected mice were behind the tularemia outbreak which caused several grape harvesters to fall ill at a vineyard in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/contamination-by-infected-mice-caused-tularemia-outbreak-at-german-winery/

 

The Best Beer Glasses, According to Someone Who Drinks a Lot of Beer

Stemmed, easy-drinking, and absolutely beautiful. This glass makes beer taste and smell better.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/best-beer-glasses-teku

 

Wine Is Full of Healthy Polyphenols. But What’s a Polyphenol?

These antioxidants set wine apart from other alcoholic beverages. Here’s what they mean for your health

This photo was shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Understanding-Wine-Polyphenols-Health-Benefits

 

Modern humans relish “dangerous” bitter flavours’

Andrew Jefford explores the perception of bitter flavours in wine.


https://www.decanter.com/magazine/comment-modern-humans-relish-dangerous-bitter-wine-flavours-396775/#5hBY3ldy9dh4u0JE.99

THE MOST ICONIC DRINK IN EVERY STATE

Ours is a country of enormous geographic breadth and diversity, and so, unsurprisingly, drinking preferences vary by state.

https://vinepair.com/articles/map-iconic-drink-every-state/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c0b5465ee3-July_13_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c0b5465ee3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c0b5465ee3-38937345&mc_cid=c0b5465ee3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

WHAT’S THE BEST BEER TO PAIR WITH YOUR BARBECUE?

There’s something especially appealing, though, about drinking a cold beer with a plate of ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and the collards or cornbread that rightly accompany them.

https://vinepair.com/articles/12-pitmasters-best-beer-bbq-pairings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c0b5465ee3-July_13_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c0b5465ee3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c0b5465ee3-38937345&mc_cid=c0b5465ee3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Most Common Mistakes

Dining out and hoping to impress? These 7 wine pros share the biggest wine blunders they see from diners—and how to avoid them

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Sommelier-Talk-Roundtable-Most-Common-Wine-Mistakes

Vermouth is a wine, not a spirit — here’s everything people get wrong about it, and how to drink it

Whether you’re a martini lover or you’ve recently discovered the joys of the negroni, chances are you’ve come across vermouth at some point in your life — but do you have any idea what it is?

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-vermouth-how-to-buy-store-and-drink-the-fortified-wine-2018-7

THE 33 HOTTEST IPAS IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW

We’ve divided the country into four sections and selected our favorite experts for each.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/best-ipas-in-america

Why Do Some People Hate the Taste of Beer?

If the thought of sipping a beer is gag-inducing, you’re not alone. But even if you’re in good company, it begs the question: Why do some people hate the taste of beer?

https://www.livescience.com/63039-why-hate-bitter-beer-taste.html

Kevin O’Leary Tips for Picking a Bottle of Wine

In America, 97 percent of wine is sold for under $14.95 a bottle.

https://www.etftrends.com/kevin-o-leary-tips-picking-bottle-wine/

 

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

How to take a beer-based trip through Vermont

 

How to Pair Wine With Hot Dogs

 

American Thirst: Three Homegrown Drinking Traditions We Think Are Foreign

 

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Why fighting it out for medals is vital for emerging wine countries count

If you were standing up in front of a wine education class and highlighting the countries famous for their wine production on a globe 10, 15 or 20 years ago then it would be a pretty quick exercise blocking out most of western Europe, North America, parts of South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/eastern-europe-sees-success-in-major-wine-competitions-as-key-to-their-future/

The Chablis difference

Chablis occupied around 500 ha in the 1960s; now it has grown more than tenfold, to 5,600 ha.  That’s 23 per cent of all Burgundy’s vineyards.  Its unique variety is Chardonnay; its bestclimats are nuanced into a suite of Premiers Cru and Grand Cru names.  All very reassuring; all very ducal; all very lustrous.  But … all very misleading?

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/chablis-and-burgundy-difference-396329/#08x1fDpeyDC866g7.99

Why Some Winemakers Are Using Acacia Barrels

In California and Idaho, fermenting and aging in this oak alternative is catching on

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-some-winemakers-are-using-acacia-barrels/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=64191968&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8FZa9WNTaItjkWAJqDgPKxyjvroONOrPVu5RNveaFdDRhPRba557K1itech-FVk9NAgGs6M9ycaMW4vZUgSlJ0tcWSR17rRkbVIqQFD2mn4ujRYHA&_hsmi=64192204

Wine Spectator Announces 2018 Restaurant Award Winners

Magazine pays tribute to wine lists that excel, with honorees representing all 50 states and more than 75 countries

Check out winners near Franklin

https://restaurants.winespectator.com/search/q/searchLocation=Franklin%252C%2520MA%252C%2520USA&searchLat=42.0834313&searchLng=-71.396725&searchRadius=25&sortOrder=distance&page=1

THIS ARTIST PAINTS MASTERPIECES WITH WINE — TAKE A LOOK

“Wine is bottled poetry,” as the saying goes, but for one Bolivian artist, it is much, much more.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/this-artist-paints-masterpieces-with-wine-take-a-look/

WHY YOU NEED TO TRY ONE OF THE OLDEST WINES IN THE WORLD

Armenia is actually one of the oldest wine-producing regions on the planet

https://www.ozy.com/good-sht/why-you-need-to-try-one-of-the-oldest-wines-in-the-world/87488

 

Are Lower-Calorie Wines Actually Good for You?

Experts aren’t sold on new “better-for-you” booze.

http://www.health.com/food/low-calorie-wines

This Rosé Bottle Has A Scratch-N-Sniff Label

A wine whose label is offering more than just a good looks, however. Cocomero is a California rosé that has a scratch-n-sniff label, which actually smells like one of the key flavors featured inside the bottle.

https://www.refinery29.com/2018/07/203436/scratch-n-sniff-rose-cocomero-wine-watermelon

Have You Tried This Little Trick to Save Money on Cruises?

Pack a bottle of wine in your carry-on luggage. While policies vary amongst cruise lines, many allow guests to bring one or two unopened bottles of wine when they embark on the ship for the first time (unfortunately, the same rule doesn’t apply for beer and hard liquor).

https://www.southernliving.com/travel/can-i-bring-wine-on-a-cruise

American Thirst: Three Homegrown Drinking Traditions We Think Are Foreign

If you like shooting tequila with salt and lime, by all means go for it! Just don’t blame Mexico for your hangover.

https://vinepair.com/articles/american-drinking-traditions-foreign/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=59303aefad-July_3_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-59303aefad-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-59303aefad-38937345&mc_cid=59303aefad&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

DIY: ITALIAN ICE

What are “Tricolore Cubes” you ask? First and foremost, they’re ice cubes. Secondly, they’re designed to proudly display the colors of the Italian flag.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/diy-italian-ice/?mc_cid=42bb40f1d6&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WzpWmthKjBI?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-tuesday-07-3-18

 

 

PAIRING SALSA WITH WINE

Each wine has been selected to complement both the spice factor and texture of each sauce, creating a well balanced, gastronomical fiesta for even the feistiest of palates.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/pairing-salsa-with-wine/?mc_cid=42bb40f1d6&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wzpm3NhKjBI?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-tuesday-07-3-18

 

New technology to shed light on faulty bottles

Optical spectroscopy might reveal some of the chemical secrets in wine

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/new-technology-shed-light-faulty-bottles

 

5 OUT-OF-THE-BOX WAYS TO USE ROSÉ


Rosé wine also has a few uses that might surprise you and make it a necessary staple on your summer drinks list.

http://www.drinkmemag.com/5-out-of-the-box-ways-to-use-rose%E2%80%A8/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=1dc5855535-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-1dc5855535-144602285&mc_cid=1dc5855535&mc_eid=db3f4d9053

 

The Best Italian Red Wines for Beginners

With estimates of between 500 and 600 grape varieties grown in Italy, it’s tricky to distill this iconic wine-soaked peninsula into basic baby sips.

https://winefolly.com/review/the-best-italian-red-wines-for-beginners/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=8156b0c34f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_03_06_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-8156b0c34f-62472929&mc_cid=8156b0c34f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Open a Beer Bottle With Another Beer Bottle

Now a video on Reddit shows you how to open a beer bottle with a beer bottle—or, if you’re clever, with just a bottle cap.

https://lifehacker.com/open-a-beer-bottle-with-another-beer-bottle-1827297354

 

 

How to Pair Wine With Hot Dogs

It can be tough to find wine that matches everyone’s preferred tastes, though, and with summer weather you also need a wine that can refresh without being heady.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/07/best-wine-hot-dogs.html

 

When Should You Decant Wine?

There’s no doubt decanting offers a visual flourish to serving wine. But did you know decanters can sometimes do more harm than good? We take a deep look at this powerful tool, what it does, and help tell you when to decant and when to keep it in the bottle.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/03/decant-wine/

 

Ramato, the Unexpected Rosé Alternative

American winemakers are embracing the northern Italian tradition of macerating Pinot Grigio must with its skins to produce copper-hued Ramato.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/03/ramato-wine-rose-alternative/

 

Appellations on wine labels can mean a little or a lot

Appellations on labels can tell consumers much about what’s under the cork or cap – or they may be of no use.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8488340-181/berger-on-wine-appellations-on

 

Getting to know Greek wine

Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing countries in the world, with records of wine production dating back to over 6,500 years ago.

https://greekcitytimes.com/2018/07/04/getting-to-know-greek-wine/

FRENCH VOLCANIC WINE REGION GAINS UNESCO LISTING

A mountain range of 80 dormant volcanoes on the doorstep of one of France’s central winemaking regions has been granted a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list, an accreditation which will drive footfall and tourism in the area.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/this-volcanic-wine-growing-region-in-france-just-made-the-unesco-world-heritage-list/

Seasonal Sherry — The Extreme “Natural” Wine

As the trend of “natural wine” continues to gain traction, fueled by a desire to experience wine that has been created with non-interventionist tactics, a new style of wine has emerged from Southern Spain that propels this concept to the extreme.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=200723

10 WINE POPSICLE RECIPES FOR EVERYONE

Red Wine Fudgesicles And More!

https://www.thebacklabel.com/10-wine-popsicle-recipes-everyone/?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-thursday-7-5-18&mc_cid=e185a2edec&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.W0Cr962ZN8c

Does TCA develop after bottling?

Can TCA develop after bottling, and how does storage affect this?


https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/does-tca-after-bottling-ask-decanter-396365/#hKI2ObvL1HCbmxtY.99

Placing Wines by Category and Price

It used to be that there were two or three wine price categories

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/07/05/placing-wines-category-price

How to train your nose for wine – the kit that helps you become an expert taster

A good sense of smell is essential for wine tasters, and Frenchman Jean Lenoir’s aroma quiz can help beginners develop it

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/2145455/how-train-your-nose-wine-kit-helps-you-become

Campania the land of beauty and wine

Although wine was made in Campania since 800 BC by the Romans and Greek settlers (who brought with them Ancient Greek grape varietals), it wasn’t until 30 years ago that the region was transformed

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180705/lets-talk-wine-campania-land-of-beauty-and-wine

Wine suggestions for people who don’t like wines

Which wine style to choose?

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/thursday-life-wine/wine-suggestions-for-people-who-don-t-like-wines_137588?profile=1237

‘WORLD’S FIRST’ DOUBLE-LAYERED WINE BOTTLE LAUNCHED

A German design company has launched what is claims is the “world’s first double-layer wine bottle” which keeps wine cold without the need to put it back in the cooler.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/worlds-first-double-layered-wine-bottle-launched/

Do icon wines undermine typicity?

When I was studying for the Master of Wine exam, the running joke (and reality) about my study group’s wines was that the Institute couldn’t afford the very best wines.

http://www.timatkin.com/articles?1912

How and why our taste in wine at restaurants is changing

Our tastes in wine have changed over the past decade.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/how-and-why-our-taste-in-wine-at-restaurants-is-changing/2018/07/06/a4f7b5c8-8098-11e8-bb6b-c1cb691f1402_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8ae6ee1f315a

JAPANESE DOMESTIC WINE PRODUCTION ON THE RISE

Spurred on by Japanese wine’s growing global popularity, the country’s domestic wine production is rising gradually following a tightening of regulations that distinguish between wines made from locally grown or imported grapes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/japanese-domestic-wine-production-on-the-rise/

How to take a beer-based trip through Vermont

Hit the hoppy trails in a small state with serious brews.

https://www.boston.com/culture/travel/2018/07/07/how-to-take-a-beer-based-trip-through-vermont

5 Ways to Display Wine In Your Home

5 cool and creative ways to display and store wine in your home.

https://neighborhoodseen.com/5-ways-to-display-wine-in-your-home/

Top 10 Wine Producing Regions in The World

Every year there are more regions to add to the list of the world’s wine producers, several of which are in some quite surprising locations

https://www.fdfworld.com/drink/top-10-wine-producing-regions-world

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-09-18

July 9, 2018

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07-09-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

What’s killing Big American Beer?

 

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

 

Drinking Red Wine Might Help Make You a Better Athlete

AND MORE!

 

THE BEST AFFORDABLE WINE FOR EVERY OCCASION

An excellent wine choice that won’t bust your budget, for nearly every situation

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/best-types-of-wine-for-every-occasion

Wine’s Higher Education

An increasing number of universities are training future wine professionals as the $46-billion-a-year industry grows

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Wine-Higher-Education

WHAT DO WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY A WINE IS SALTY?

Salty? In a wine? What does that even mean?

https://quartzy.qz.com/1313189/what-do-we-mean-when-we-say-a-wine-is-salty/

 

WHY IS ENGLISH SPARKLING TRYING TO BE LIKE CHAMPAGNE?

Did you know that England is actually producing it’s own sparkling wine now?

https://www.thebacklabel.com/english-sparkling-champagne/?mc_cid=a43e9848e8&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wypg9hJKjBI?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-thursday-06-24-18

 

Polish wine rediscovered

Poland has a tradition of wine making dating back to the 11th century but only the past few decades have brought a revival of production

http://www.thenews.pl/1/6/Artykul/369270,Whats-Up-Polish-wine-rediscovered

Top Champagne Marketers Toast Bubbly’s U.S. Bounce

Champagne continues to surge in the U.S. market, propelled by a growing thirst for sparkling wines and a tilt toward higher-end offerings. Last year, U.S. volumes rose by 5% to pass the 1.5-million-case mark, according to Impact Databank. In terms of shipments by value, the U.S. overtook the U.K. to become Champagne’s largest export market in 2015, and it hasn’t looked back. Last year, shipments to the U.S. climbed 8.5% to €586 million ($684m), capping a four-year run in which they’ve expanded by 57%.

With vineyard labor scarce, Napa growers warm up to machines

The years-long labor shortage affecting the whole of California agriculture has left the statewide wine industry, Napa included, struggling to maintain high-quality farming practices without the support of an ample workforce.

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/with-vineyard-labor-scarce-napa-growers-warm-up-to-machines/article_19f7f5c5-995f-5f21-ba6c-66af1fe6ce11.html

The Weird and Wavy History of Wine Coolers

The bodacious bottled drinks once saw an explosion in popularity, then a backlash, and now, a surprise comeback.

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/qvn94q/the-weird-and-wavy-history-of-wine-coolers

BECK’S RELEASES BEER CAN SHAPED LIKE A CHAMPAGNE FLUTE

AB InBev-owned German beer brand Beck’s, in partnership with creative agency Serviceplan, has launched a new aluminium beer can which is shaped like a Champagne flute.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/becks-releases-beer-can-shaped-like-a-champagne-flute/

Porsche Creates Wine Named for the 356 and You’ll Have to Visit Germany to Get It

You can now properly raise a glass to Porsche’s 70th birthday with the ultimate celebratory drink.

http://www.thedrive.com/news/21758/porsche-creates-wine-named-for-the-356-and-youll-have-to-visit-germany-to-get-it

Wine appreciation is as much about feel as it is taste and aroma

Perhaps the most common misunderstanding about wine — and how to express one’s comprehension of it — is what I call the “the greengrocer’s shopping list syndrome”

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/wine-appreciation-is-as-much-about-feel-as-it-is-taste-and-aroma/news-story/967780ce3b0b2ccfc3c9c56501ef836d

8 Easy Steps to Blend Your Own Whiskey

Whiskey lovers are increasingly mixing their own custom blends at home, dubbed “infinity bottles.” One distiller gives us his eight tips on how to blend your own custom whiskey the right way.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/25/whiskey-blending-guide/

Having Your Wine and Drinking It

Move over, Coravin, there’s a new kid on the block

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/06/having-your-wine-and-drinking-it

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

As cross-category competition grows, whisk(e)y brands from Japan, Ireland and America are all vying for mindshare. These are the products that have come away from the fight victorious.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/06/top-10-best-selling-world-whiskey-brands/

TIRED OF GETTING SCREWED ON CORKAGE? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

An app that connects consumers with restaurants that allow corkage and the costs involved.

http://www.drinkmemag.com/tired-of-getting-screwed-on-corkage-theres-an-app-for-that/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=880655629d-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-880655629d-144602285&mc_cid=880655629d&mc_eid=db3f4d9053

Is This the Summer of Spiked Seltzer?

Move over, summer shandy. There’s a new libation in town in the form of spiked seltzer

https://www.thestreet.com/lifestyle/food-drink/is-2018-the-year-of-spiked-seltzer-14629200?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=14fab72384-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-14fab72384-36686829

Now wine lovers need to know about geology – or do they?

The idea that a vineyard’s ground is important for wine took hold in the Middle Ages

https://theconversation.com/now-wine-lovers-need-to-know-about-geology-or-do-they-98347

A Champagne flute that can hold an entire bottle of sparkling wine now exists — and people can’t wait to try it

If you are sick of constantly refilling your glasses of Champagne, then you’ll be excited to hear that the Present Finder is selling a gigantic Champagne flute that can hold an entire bottle of sparkling wine.

http://www.thisisinsider.com/giant-champagne-flute-2018-6

Three Biggest Challenges Facing Small Wineries Today?

How will small craft producers survive and thrive in the long run?

https://carlgiavanticonsulting.com/2018/06/25/three-biggest-challenges-facing-small-wineries-today/

Shaw Organic: Is This the Next Miracle from Bronco Wine & Trader Joe’s?

How is it possible to make a sell a wine made with organic grapes at such a low price?

https://wineeconomist.com/2018/06/26/shaw-organic/

Cannabis-Infused Beverages Emerge as Potential Beer Industry Disruptor

U.S. consumers looking to catch a buzz without the booze will soon be able to purchase an assortment of beer-centric products thanks to a pair of ventures aiming to disrupt the current alcohol market with cannabis-infused beverages.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/cannabis-infused-beverages-emerge-potential-beer-industry-disruptor

This Escape Room In A Winery Lets You Drink More Wine Every Time You Solve A Major Clue

So, hey, here’s something fun to try the next time you’re in Northern California: Sonoma winery Chateau St. Jean now includes an escape room among its many wine tasting options.

https://www.bustle.com/p/this-escape-room-in-a-winery-lets-you-drink-more-wine-every-time-you-solve-a-major-clue-9590506

The potential of Massachusetts’s wine

Massachusetts is no Bordeaux. It’s no Napa. Perhaps with global warming, someday it will rival the great wine regions of the world

http://valleyadvocate.com/2018/06/26/monte-belmonte-wines-the-potential-of-massachusetts-wine/

 

SHIPYARD BREWING LOSES TRADEMARK LAWSUIT

Portland’s Shipyard Brewing has lost a lawsuit against a Missouri-based brewer Logboat Brewing Co. over its Shiphead beer, having claimed that it had infringed upon its trademark.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/shipyard-brewing-loses-trademark-lawsuit/

 

Total Wine’s David Trone Wins Congressional Primary In Maryland

Total Wine co-owner David Trone has won the Democratic primary in Maryland’s 6th district, advancing to the general election for the state’s open seat in the House of Representatives. Trone bested seven other Democratic candidates and will now face defense contractor and GOP candidate Amie Hoeber in the general election. Trone’s self-financed campaign spent over $10 million to promote the candidate among voters and, according to the Washington Post, vastly out spent his competitors. As a candidate, Trone’s key issues are creating jobs and solving the opioid crisis. This year, Total Wine intends to open 20 new locations nationwide.

 

 

Merlot’s slow climb back

Industry observers scratch their heads and wonder if merlot will ever recover from the post-2004 slump. Some are asking, though, if merlot is still suffering a sales slump.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8450415-181/boyd-on-wine-merlots-slow

 

Why the World’s Most Popular Wine Grapes Are Vulnerable to a Pandemic

A single merciless pathogen could wipe out many grapes around the world in the same way that a single fungus, Phytophthora infestans, eradicated the variety of potato common across Ireland in the 1840s, causing the great famine.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/549082/why-worlds-most-popular-wine-grapes-are-vulnerable-pandemic

 

Supreme Court Confirms Online Wine Tax

A legal tax loophole on out-of-state wine purchases has been closed

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/06/supreme-court-confirms-online-wine-tax

 

Bruce Cohn debuts new wine label, 3 years after loss of namesake winery

Cohn, 71, has unveiled his Trestle Glen Vineyards label, which is sourced from grapes of his 21-acre Glen Ellen vineyard. Cohn was able to keep that land after previously racking up a mountain of debt — $25 million — for his B.R. Cohn Winery. the Bank of the West finally stepped in and engineered a sale of the winery to Vintage Wine Estates of Santa Rosa.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/8471195-181/bruce-cohn-debuts-new-wine

 

This Surprisingly Common Additive Makes Wine Way Worse For You — Is It In Your Bottle?

On a balmy night in the Arizona desert, we gathered outside, drinks in hand, to listen to three of the world’s best functional doctors have a casual conversation about alcohol, vices, and more.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/sugar-added-to-wine

 

Bookmark This No-Fail Summer Food And Wine Pairing Guide

Here’s how to do it with a few summer-ready suggestions.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lmowery/2018/06/27/bookmark-this-no-fail-summer-food-and-wine-pairing-primer/#643eaed62569

 

Drinking Red Wine Might Help Make You a Better Athlete

TO SAY YOU SHOULDskip the Gatorade and pass the cabernet might be an overstatement, but only slightly.

https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/drinking-red-wine-might-help-make-you-a-better-athlete/

 

Wine industry wants its products’ labeling in the next CAP

According to the proposal, alcohol makers will be free to decide whether to place information on the label, online or both.

https://www.euractiv.com/section/alcohol/news/wine-industry-wants-mandatory-labelling-in-the-next-cap/

 

‘MASTERCHEF’ WINE NOW A REALITY

Endemol Shine North America, the producers of the cooking competition series “MasterChef” and winemaker Lot18 are launching a collection of wine in the United States.

https://www.licenseglobal.com/television/masterchef-wine-now-reality

 

A Scientific Study Proves That Exercise Isn’t As important As Drinking Wine When It Comes To Living Past 90 Years Of Age!

It is really helpful to drink wine often, but you shouldn’t for example drink 1 whole bottle with your dinner. You have to drink it moderately.

http://globalhealthcorner.com/scientific-study-proves-exercise-isnt-important-drinking-wine-comes-living-past-90-years-age/

 

The Case for Chianti Classico
Can a growing chorus of believers make Chianti Classico cool again?

https://www.wineandspiritsmagazine.com/news/entry/the-case-for-chianti-classico

LOOKING TO COLLECT AND AGE WINE? START WITH ITALY

Age able bottles come from a (comparatively) short list of varieties, most being red, a few being white.

https://vinepair.com/articles/italian-wine-aging-guide/

All of the mistakes people make when buying, ordering, and drinking wine — and what to do instead

People often don’t spend enough on a bottle

http://www.businessinsider.com/mistakes-people-make-buying-ordering-and-drinking-wine-2018-6

How To Pair Wine With Chicken Nuggets

Though poultry transformed into finger food and booze do offer endless amounts of joy individually, the two are rarely paired together