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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-19-18

November 19, 2018

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

11-19-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

The 16-oz. Beer Can: A Cold One That’s a Hot One

 

It’s Time to Pay Attention to New Hampshire Wine

 

Calvados: The Apple Of A Brandy Drinker’s Eye

 

AND MORE!

 

Go ahead and laugh at the wine and egg diet

A real thing, the diet has been exhumed from the pages of Vogue, circa 1977, and is making the viral rounds.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/teach-me/108357173/the-wine-and-eggs-diet-is-only-one-of-many-crazy-weightloss-fads

 

JAMESSUCKLING.COM’S WINE OF THE YEAR AND TOP 100 WINES OF 2018

We hope you enjoy this year’s Top 100

https://www.jamessuckling.com/wine-tasting-reports/top-100-2018/

Holiday Patron

Patrón Tequila has debuted a new large-size, limited release bottle for its Silver Tequila ahead of the holiday season. Decorated with a white and green ribbon design, the new one-liter bottling features a metal label and a metallic stopper, both engraved with the signature Patrón bee. The 2018 Limited Edition 1-Liter Patrón Silver Tequila is available nationwide, retail priced at $70 a 750-ml. Bacardi fully acquired Patrón Spirits back in May, in a transaction that valued the company at around $5.1 billion.

 

Handle Old Fashioneds With Care

Tips and tricks for making excellent Old Fashioneds. Here is everything you need to know.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dos-donts-old-fashioned-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b2220b0345-Nov_06_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b2220b0345-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b2220b0345-38937345&mc_cid=b2220b0345&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wine, Consumers and the Court

There is no other category of consumer whose day to day commercial habits are more impacted by politics than wine consumers

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2018/11/wine-consumers-and-the-court/

 

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OPUS ONE WINERY

Launched in 1979, when interest in Napa winemaking was still nascent, Opus One is an ambitious joint venture between two of the world’s most esteemed winemaking figures.

https://vinepair.com/articles/opus-one-best-napa-winery/

 

How many grape clones are there per variety?

The number of clones is often related to the genetic mutation rate of the variety.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2018/11/how-many-grape-clones-are-there-per.html

 

More Prestigious California Vineyards Get SIP Certified in 2018

Jackson Family Wines and Scheid Family Wines Certify Additional Acreage the Wine Industry’s Premier Sustainability Organization

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/11/05/california-vineyards-sip-certified-2018

 

How to Pair Wine With Barbecue

There are bottles that can amplify the smoky, fatty greatness of perfect brisket or a rack of tender ribs. It’s true: Barbecue is great, but wine — specifically Côte-Rôtie from the Rhône Valley of France — can make it even better.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/11/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-bbq.html

 

WHAT IS BRIX IN WINE (AND BEER)?

The ability to calculate sugar levels in a liquid, such as grape must or a wort, allows winemakers and brewers to calculate what its alcohol content will be after fermentation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-brix-wine-beer-sugar/

 

This Lexus concept car is a wine tasting room on wheels

Lexus’ ES 350 concept car is a luxury wine tasting room and 3.5-litre engine sports car rolled into one.


https://www.wineland.co.za/this-lexus-concept-car-is-a-wine-tasting-room-on-wheels/

 

New Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola Winery has introduced Apocalypse Now Red Blend in celebration of the namesake film’s 40th anniversary. A blend of Sonoma County-sourced Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Malbec, the new wine features a label that, when scanned by a smartphone, reveals rare videos related to the production of Apocalypse Now, including commentary from director Francis Ford Coppola. The 2015 Apocalypse Now Red Blend ($30 a 750-ml.) is a limited edition offering that will be available online and at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery tasting room in Geyserville, California starting November 10.

Exploring Ancient Alchemy and Remote Terrain to Find France’s Best-Kept Wine Secret

Four hundred years before Portugal began producing Port, an alchemist in France discovered the method, known as mutage, of creating fortified wines.

https://vinepair.com/articles/french-secret-wine-port-banyuls/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fcc971c80b-Nov_06_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fcc971c80b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-fcc971c80b-38937345&mc_cid=fcc971c80b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Reinventing the Humble Beer Keg

The biggest change in storing lagers since the 1950s means tap beers taste fresher than ever.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-11-06/carlsberg-dumps-steel-beer-barrels-for-new-plastic-alternative

Why You Should Get to Know Chinese Wine

China isn’t the first place you probably think of when searching for quality wine, but Moët Hennessy and Maxence Dulou are trying to change that.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/ao-yun-luxury-chinese-wine/

The Science of Esters in Wine

Wine experts discuss what differentiates esters from other aroma compounds

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-esters-in-wine/

Domestic Sparkling Wine Finds Its Identity

Winemakers on both coasts of the U.S. describe their processes in producing méthode champenoise wine
https://www.winesandvines.com/features/article/205385/Domestic-Sparkling-Wine-Finds-Its-Identity

Bubbles! The physics of champagne

Popping a cork at a big celebration sets off a gloriously complex train of events. Phil Dooley explains.

https://cosmosmagazine.com/physics/bubbles-the-physics-of-champagne

Wine Appreciation: connoisseurship or snobbery?

We don’t have to venture far these days to realize that all is not well in the world of wine criticism.

http://www.worldoffinewine.com/news/wine-appreciation-connoisseurship-or-snobbery-6830173

Courts Take a Closer Look at Wine Shipping

A wave of surprising legal judgments has been unfolding over the past couple of months relating to the US three-tier wine sales system

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/11/courts-take-a-closer-look-at-wine-shipping

New Zealand now 16th largest global wine producer

Italy has been the largest wine producer since 2015 when it overtook France, now in second place. Spain is in third place, while Australia maintains its fifth position.

https://www.therealreview.com/2018/11/07/new-zealand-now-16th-largest-global-wine-producer/

 

Saka Wines Launches World’s First Cannabis-Infused Alcohol-Removed Sparkling Brut and Still Rose’ Wines From Napa Valley

Wines are blended with a proprietary formulation of tasteless, odorless water-soluble ratio of THC and CBD derived from organic craft cannabis and powered by cutting edge technology. The first infused beverages of their kind, Saka promises to deliver a truly elevated infused experience.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/saka-wines-launches-worlds-first-cannabis-infused-alcohol-removed-sparkling-brut-and-still-rose-wines-from-napa-valley-300744732.html

 

How good company can make any wine taste good

The main objective of almost any wine is giving pleasure. And we can’t assist a wine’s manifest destiny unless we give it a chance to prove its worth by providing it a proper setting.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8916189-181/berger-on-wine-enjoying-wine?sba=AAS

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TREAT MAKING TEQUILA LIKE CHAMPAGNE

The answer is a surprising blend of technical innovation and centuries-old craft

https://www.saveur.com/volcan-tequila-distillery

Calvados: The Apple Of A Brandy Drinker’s Eye

There are no wine appellations in Normandy. Grapes, revered elsewhere in France, are an afterthought in this region that stretches out into the English Channel on France’s northwest coast, about a two hour drive from Paris.

https://vinous.com/articles/calvados-the-apple-of-a-brandy-drinker-s-eye-nov-2018

CORONA BOTTLE EXPLODES ‘LIKE HAND GRENADE,’ INJURES CALIFORNIA MAN

This happens because of too much sugar, bottling too early, or excess carbonation.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/corona-bottle-explodes-like-hand-grenade/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2bd952e74f-Nov_08_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2bd952e74f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2bd952e74f-38937345&mc_cid=2bd952e74f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

If You Buy Organic Wine, You May Be Funding Far More Soil Damage

Interesting look at copper sulfate, a fungicide certified by organic marketing groups.

https://www.acsh.org/news/2018/11/07/if-you-buy-organic-wine-you-may-be-funding-far-more-soil-damage-13578

What Does “Natural” Mean for German Wine?

Among the world’s most environmentally conscious nations, Germany boasts a long history of organic farming.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/german-natural-wine-riesling-pet-nat/

 

Local Cider News

Massachusetts’ Artifact Cider Project has partnered with the Massachusetts Beverage Alliance to expand distribution across the state. The cidery, which produces a range of dry ciders sourced from Northeastern orchards, has grown from 500 cases in 2014 to a projected 40,000 cases from the 2018 harvest. In addition, the company will be moving to a new location in the Pioneer Valley and plans to open a new production facility with a taproom in 2019. Artifact’s ciders are available in 16-ounce cans and on draft in six states.

 

Mastering the Mis-interpreted Merlot

Experts gather to discuss the growing Merlot market
https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/205698/Mastering-the-Mis-interpreted-Merlot

Why Younger Consumers Are Cause for Concern in Alcoholic Beverages Category

Now, as Generation Z comes of age and millennials continue to wield extraordinary spending power, convenience store retailers need to begin looking at their impact on the beer cave.

https://csnews.com/why-younger-consumers-are-cause-concern-alcoholic-beverages-category

60% of Millennials are likely to buy private-label beverages

The Champagne of Beers’ Will Come in Champagne Bottles for the Holiday Season

The suggested retail price is just $3.49—or significantly cheaper than most champagnes.

https://www.foodandwine.com/beer/miller-high-life-champagne-bottles

 

Saving America’s Indigenous Wine Grapes

The U.S. is home to a preponderance of the world’s indigenous grapes species and yet, only a few producers vinify choice heritage vines into quality wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/11/07/americas-indigenous-wine-grapes/

 

Who Are Wine Tourists

There are, of course, studies and surveys of the visitors and why they come. I think you can break them down like this.

http://wineinsonoma.blogspot.com/2018/11/who-are-wine-tourists.html

 

WHERE DO RESTAURANT INSIDERS TURN FOR INSPIRATION?

ITALIAN WINES. HERE’S WHY.

https://vinepair.com/articles/where-do-restaurant-insiders-turn-for-inspiration/

 

It’s Time to Pay Attention to New Hampshire Wine

Don’t think of New Hampshire as wine country? A number of pioneering producers have turned to local grapes, fruits and honey to craft unique offerings.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/11/08/new-hampshire-wine/

 

Why Is It So Hard to Be a Mom in the Wine Business?

The cards are stacked against us, but we can work toward change

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-is-it-so-hard-to-be-a-mom-in-the-wine-business/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=67361158&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–6eb8B7zPNpg6ey9SPrqZvLQS1HsUY7WfRnXxeWMYx0tSwTuFxFY8T66BSVWAL4xOwQMOzw6iQfX3FgfPffRq4XPuUfMjTII-OUByNVTPugwZqj_c&_hsmi=67361357

The Science Behind Why “Low Alcohol” Wine Matters for Your Health

Alcohol is one of the most controversial topics health and wellness practitioners must navigate. Frequently, readers of this blog ask if alcohol consumption can be a part of a healthy lifestyle — my answer is, it depends.

https://www.drperlmutter.com/low-alcohol-wine/

 

New Mondavi Plan Upsets Some Locals

Despite the passing of its two iconic founding brothers – Robert and Peter – and the sale of the Robert Mondavi Winery in 2004, the current and third generation of Mondavi family members continues to show a keen interest in the wine business.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/11/new-mondavi-plan-upsets-some-locals

The 16-oz. Beer Can: A Cold One That’s a Hot One

Something nebulous about the slightly larger size signals high quality and high taste — with high sales to match.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/08/business/wendy-macnaughton-16-oz-beer-can.html

 

 

Prince Charles drives a car that (sorta) runs on white wine

The Aston Martin in question was in fact modified to run on a fuel called E85, which is a mixture of bioethanol and petrol. Bioethanol, a biofuel and fuel additive, can be derived from a huge number of sources – including, but not limited to, waste biomass such as surplus wine…

https://thetakeout.com/prince-charles-aston-martin-sorta-runs-on-white-wine-1830340937

The Rise of Private Wine Labels

Top restaurateurs turn to their own bottlings for a unique selling point.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/11/the-rise-of-private-wine-labels

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-12-18

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

11-12-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

GUIDE TO HOSTING THANKSGIVING

The Realist’s Guide to Keto Wines

14 things you didn’t know about the history of beer

 

AND MORE!

 

QUIZ: DO YOU DRINK LIKE A DEMOCRAT OR A REPUBLICAN?

Find out which political party your drinking preferences most closely align with, according to polling data.

https://vinepair.com/political-drinks-quiz/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=146fd752c3-Oct_29_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-146fd752c3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-146fd752c3-38937345&mc_cid=146fd752c3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why don’t all beer bottles have screw caps?

The main reason breweries don’t use twist-offs is because they’re not as reliable a seal.

https://thetakeout.com/why-don-t-all-beer-bottles-have-screw-caps-1830000744

Italy’s wine industry is being tested by the effects of climate change in its vineyards

In a region celebrated for the prosecco and pinot grigio it ships around the world, Italy’s particularly sensitive white wine grapes have become a telltale of even gradual temperature increases — a climate slipping from ideal to nearly ideal.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/how-climate-change-is-upending-the-patterns-and-predictability-of-italys-wine-industry/2018/10/28/3ae7a9a0-c71e-11e8-9c0f-2ffaf6d422aa_story.html?utm_term=.8b69ea5d29f6

Why Is Chardonnay Still America’s Best-selling Wine?

It’s the Mayonnaise of Wines: The Blockbuster Beverage You Won’t Admit You Love

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/why-is-chardonnay-still-americas-best-selling-wine.html

If it’s not organic, it’s not natural wine

Adding sulphur (Sulphur dioxide, SO2) to wine is standard practice in winemaking. Its main function is to inhibit or kill unwanted yeasts and bacteria, and to protect wine from oxidation.

https://citymag.indaily.com.au/habits/plate-and-cup/not-organic-not-natural-wine/

Carménère, the unexpected gift from Chile

This distinctive grape emerged on the scene almost by stealth

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2018/oct/28/wines-of-the-week-carmenere-the-unexpected-gift-from-chile

How the subscription economy will impact wine

So how does the wine industry fit into the subscription economy?

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/how-subscription-economy-will-impact-wine

How to source wine from my birth year

How would I go about sourcing wine from my birth year,

https://community.thewinesociety.com/t/how-to-source-wine-from-my-birth-year/4017

New York Wineries Sued over Website Accessibility for Visually Impaired

Lawsuits accuse wineries like Long Island’s Wölffer Estate of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/New-York-Wineries-Sued-over-Website-Accessibility

The Winery that Cried Wolf on Cork

A Napa producer started a lawsuit over corks but then went strangely quiet.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/10/the-winery-that-cried-wolf-on-cork

California brandy is better than ever.

Will consumers notice?

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/amp/California-brandy-is-better-than-ever-Will-13323976.php?utm_campaign

Why millennials prefer cannabis to booze:

‘Zero enjoyment out of drinking’ (and pot’s cheaper, too)

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/millennials-appear-to-like-cannabis-more-than-booze-2018-09-26

Budweiser and Bud Light’s downward spirals continues as millennials ditch beer

Budweiser and Bud Light’s battle to win over Americans continues.

https://www.businessinsider.com/budweiser-bud-lights-downward-spiral-continues-2018-10

Pepper your wine with rotundone: yes, but until when?

This oxygenated sesquiterpene still relatively little studied across the world, is responsible for pepper aroma in grapes and wine

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2018/10/28/pepper-your-wine-with-rotundone-yes-but-until-when/

Got a thing for spirits? What about geography?

Put your combined skills to the test by guessing the origins of each of these renowned spirits brands.

https://vinepair.com/spirits-country-quiz/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=224c5f57f1-October+30%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&mc_cid=224c5f57f1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Inevitable Rise of Cult Napa Wines

WHAT IS A “CULT” WINE?

https://vinepair.com/articles/napa-cult-wine-trend/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=224c5f57f1-October+30%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&mc_cid=224c5f57f1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

11 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CIGAR CITY BREWING

Cigar City Brewing launched in Tampa, Fla., in 2009 and swiftly became a cult favorite

https://vinepair.com/articles/cigar-city-jai-alai-brewing-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=224c5f57f1-October+30%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-224c5f57f1-38937345&mc_cid=224c5f57f1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

14 things you didn’t know about the history of beer

You probably don’t think about it every time you crack open a cold one, but beer is one of the oldest bedrocks of human civilization, brewed all over the world for longer than recorded history.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/facts-about-the-history-of-beer-2018-10?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=c112dcab16-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-c112dcab16-36686829

The Trouble with Cellaring Wine

Drinking a well-aged vintage is a great joy. But when you cellar away the perfect wine, does the right moment to open it ever really come?

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/29/trouble-with-cellaring-wine/

How to Find Cheap White Wine That Doesn’t Suck

Shopping at a smaller store means that the cheaper options are more curated—if a store has limited space, they want to make sure they offer quality options at a variety of prices.

https://skillet.lifehacker.com/how-to-find-cheap-white-wine-that-doesnt-suck-1830029232

13 Gifts Any Wine Lover Will Appreciate

We all have at least one friend or family member with a serious love of wine.

https://www.housebeautiful.com/shopping/g24415972/wine-lover-gifts/

TOP 100 CELLAR SELECTIONS OF 2018

Each year, of the roughly 23,000 wines reviewed, only a portion (close to 4%) are designated Cellar Selections

https://www.winemag.com/toplists/top-100-cellar-selections-2018/

Wineries Seek Exclusive Appellations

Certain wineries are taking the plunge to create their own appellations exclusive only to them

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/10/wineries-seek-exclusive-appellations

There’s a Wine Theme Park in France

This 80 million euro conglomerate attracts travelers from all over the world who want to sample 800 varieties of wine from 70 different countries

https://thepointsguy.com/news/theres-a-wine-theme-park-in-france-and-we-cant-wait-to-visit/?navtid=Latest-1

 

Napa Vineyard Worker Killed By Grape-Harvesting Machine

A Napa vineyard worker was killed in an accident involving a grape harvesting machine

https://youtu.be/Ru0rTEhTodQ

 

‘UNCRUSHABLE’ IS A MOVIE THAT SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN MADE

apturing the most intimate moments of despair and heroism during the 2017 wildfires, celebrity chef Tyler Florence’s ‘Uncrushable’ looks unflinchingly at a cross-section of Sonoma and Napa disaster survivors bonded by loss.

https://www.sonomamag.com/biteclub/uncrushable-is-a-movie-that-should-never-have-been-made/

Wineries to Watch 2018

Here are some of the new producers we discovered in our tastings in 2018, as well as a few established growers who surprised us with their latest releases. Watch for these 14 names in the year ahead.

https://www.wineandspiritsmagazine.com/news/entry/wineries-to-watch-2018

 

Making Big Data Work for Wine

The vast majority of wine consumers have low or minimal engagement, but that engagement grows as they become more enthusiastic about wine.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/30/making-big-data-work-for-wine

 

Uncovering Blind Spots to Differentiate Your Brand

How can business owners use balanced passion and confidence to capitalize on opportunities and address the needs their brand requires for success?

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/30/uncovering-blind-spots-differentiate-brand

 

Erasing Montepulciano confusion

If you want to argue that the world of fine wine is never confusing, you should probably avert your eyes from Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.

http://wineloverspage.com/2018/10/montepulciano-confusion/

BREWERS ASSOCIATION MAY CHANGE ITS DEFINITION OF CRAFT BEER

American trade group the Brewers Association has informed its members of proposed changes to its official definition of ‘craft beer’ as it considers dropping one of its three current requirements.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/brewers-association-may-change-its-definition-of-craft-beer/

Prosecco Pie Exists, Thanksgiving Is Saved

Have you ever found yourself eating dessert and thinking, “This is delicious, but it lacks sparkling wine?” Well, you are in luck.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/prosecco-pie-exists

 

The Beer Renaissance Gets A Documentary

A new documentary from director Douglas Triola, Brewmaster, attempts to capture this moment in American beer culture.

https://www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.forbes.com/sites/davidalm/2018/10/26/the-beer-renaissance-gets-a-documentary/amp/?amp_js_v=0.1&usqp=mq331AQGCAEoATgA#origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&prerenderSize=1&visibilityState=prerender&paddi

 

Do women and men have measurably different relationships with wine?

The answer: yes, but not as much as you might think

https://www.wineintelligence.com/equal-sometimes-different/

 

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEER CHEESE, INCLUDING HOW TO MAKE IT

Basically, beer cheese can be whatever you want it to be, is almost guaranteed to be delicious, and it only takes 10 to 15 minutes to make

https://vinepair.com/articles/beer-cheese-best-recipe/

100% ALUMINIUM RESEALABLE DRINKS CAN DEVELOPED

A Texas-based tech firm has launched a resealable drinks can called SipNShut in response to consumer demand, which it hopes will disrupt the canned drinks market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/resealable-drinks-can-developed/

The Realist’s Guide to Keto Wines

What makes a great keto wine?

https://winefolly.com/update/the-realists-guide-to-keto-wines/?utm_campaign=11%2F1%2F2018+-+Weekly%3A+Keto+Wines+%28Lhr7aY%29&utm_medium=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D&utm_source=Wine+Folly

A Wine And Food Lover’s Guide To Galicia, Spain

The northwest corner of Spain inundates the senses with splendor.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradjaphe/2018/10/31/a-wine-and-food-lovers-guide-to-galicia-spain/#17e1cde916ed

Imagine no more wine headaches

Can gadgets help?

https://drinkpurewine.com/

 

Francis Ford Coppola Launches Cannabis Product

The Grower’s Series by Francis Ford Coppola is a cannabis lifestyle brand

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=205390

 

Scientific research reveals why wine ratings and recommendations fail so often

Everyone has a different sense of smell. Taste is mostly determined by smell.

http://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=95497

 

Inventor Develops an Alcohol Bottle and Bong

“I drink and smoke and thought it would be a good idea to combine the two together,” said an inventor from Round Rock, Texas

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/inventhelp-inventor-develops-an-alcohol-bottle-and-bong-aup-975-300738924.html

 

What the people who do wine lists still don’t understand about restaurant wine pricing

Not enough people who put together wine lists understand that pricing is more important than anything else.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/what-the-people-who-do-wine-lists-still-dont-understand-about-restaurant-wine-pricing/

 

Who is spending the most on alcohol? Biggest drinkers appear to be in western US

People in the United States are drinking more, and some are spending a bigger share of their income on alcohol.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/economy/2018/10/31/cities-that-spend-the-most-on-alcohol/38255755/

 

Start-up to launch ‘world’s first’ cannabis-infused gin

Australian start-up The Cannabis Company is set to release what it claims is the world’s first gin distilled using cannabis oils.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/11/start-up-to-launch-worlds-first-cannabis-infused-gin/

 

BOOMING CHINESE WINE MARKET SPAWNS BULK SPECIALISTS

China’s bullish demand for wine has spawned a growing industry of bulk wine business that specialise in creating commercial wines specially tailored for the Chinese market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/booming-chinese-wine-market-spawns-bulk-specialists/

Wine Fest Drone Show Ends in Wine Fest Drones Crashing Out of Sky

Huge LED formations of fanciful wine bottles and Champagne flutes lighting up the sky in a drone show over Victoria Harbor at last week’s Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival. But the show, and 46 drones, came to an abrupt end when said drones unexpectedly made a plummet-out-of-the-sky formation into the water. Authorities are now investigating what went wrong.

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Wine-Fest-Drone-Show-Crash-Hong-Kong-Unfiltered

Farmer’s wine guide — the basics and beyond

Where does one start on their journey to becoming a wine pro?

https://www.agdaily.com/crops/farmers-wine-guide-basics-beyond/

 

GUIDE TO HOSTING THANKSGIVING

We’re here to help guide you from cocktail hour to dessert, including innovative side dishes, wine pairing tips and tasty options for your main course.

https://www.winemag.com/thanksgiving-hosting-guide/

 

How Moldova is fast putting itself on the world wine map

Moldova has more vines per capita than anywhere else in the world – over 7% of arable land and 4% of total land –  with wine accounting for anything up to one quarter of foreign currency earnings; historically, Russia has accounted for some 95% of wine exports.

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/moldova-world-wine-map/

 

62% of Americans spend $8 to $15 for a bottle of wine (Only 6% for $21+)

 

What do wine drinkers want?

Wine drinkers want mostly simple things. Why is that too much to ask?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/what-do-wine-drinkers-want/

 

Prosecco Ponderings — Paying More For Less

Now wait…wasn’t there a Prosecco shortage?

https://spitbucket.net/2018/11/01/prosecco-ponderings-paying-more-for-less/

 

Wine Appreciation: connoisseurship or snobbery?

We don’t have to venture far these days to realize that all is not well in the world of wine criticism.

http://www.worldoffinewine.com/news/wine-appreciation-connoisseurship-or-snobbery-6830173

 

Keys to success selling wine in the US -What’s IN and what’s OUT?

Wine knowledge is important but it’s nowhere near enough. Put down the wine glass, pick up a calculator. This is a BUSINESS!

http://salisburycreative.com/wordpress_d/keys-to-success-selling-wine-in-the-us-whats-in-and-whats-out/

 

NEW VIEW ON ROMAN TEXT REWRITES WINE-MAKING HISTORY

How exactly did agricultural innovations spread in the ancient world?

https://www.futurity.org/ancient-romans-food-wine-technology-1902032/

 

Napa County formulating new rules for winery rule-breakers

A winery might be entitled to make a maximum of 20,000 gallons annually of wine and be caught making 30,000 gallons. It would then have to stick with 20,000 gallons for a year before the county would consider a higher number.

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/napa-county-formulating-new-rules-for-winery-rule-breakers/article_11518f51-a7d3-5ea8-a10b-c518a78f7612.html

What Makes a Wine Expensive?

There’s more to what makes a wine expensive than just the materials that made the wine. Sure, a $100 wine is much more expensive to make than a $10 wine. But is there such a big gap between a $100 wine and a $100,000 wine? What makes the world’s most expensive wines so expensive?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/11/what-makes-a-wine-expensive

Jerry Bell Jr. on Making Films About Winemakers of Color

Filmmaker Jerry Bell Jr. discusses learning about wine and the inspiration behind his film “Red, White & Black: An Oregon Wine Story.”

https://www.winemag.com/2018/11/02/jerry-bell-jr-making-films-about-black-winemakers/

Why isn’t wine bottled in recycled glass?

While some wine bottles are indeed made from recycled glass, it’s true that many are not, and the production of a new glass bottle is responsible for a large part of a bottle of wine’s carbon footprint. The good news is that glass is recyclable, and in the Netherlands, more than 90 percent of glass containers end up being recycled. That’s far more than here in the U.S., where various agencies report that only about a quarter to a third of our glass containers are recycled. America needs to do a better job of going Dutch!

One of the reasons that wine bottles in particular are sometimes not recycled is because they’re often dyed green or brown, and they need to be sorted by color, if not by the consumer then by the recycling facility. Additionally, glass is heavy, and that makes transporting it to sometimes-far-away recycling facilities expensive if not cost-prohibitive.

After being collected, glass bottles are crushed and ground into what’s called “cullet,” and this ground glass is sold back to glass manufacturers to be melted into new products, including new bottles. “New” glass can contain as much as 70 percent cullet.

For more insight, I spoke to Sarah Bar, project manager at Gallo Glass Company (founded in 1958 by vintners Ernest and Julio Gallo). Gallo Glass is the largest consumer of recycled glass in California, purchasing more than 30 percent of all the glass recycled in the state, and Bar says that on average, the bottles for E.&J. Gallo’s wines are made from about 50 percent recycled glass. “Any time I can talk about recycling, I’m a happy camper,” she said.

She explained that glass manufacturers actually prefer to use recycled glass. Cullet not only requires less energy to melt, but melting it also generates fewer emissions. “Once you melt that recycled bottle for the first time, we no longer release the emissions from raw materials,” Bar explained. “So the more we use recycled bottles, the better the impact on the environment.”

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November 5, 2018

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THE PRICE OF A BEER AT EVERY NFL FOOTBALL STADIUM IN 2018

Do you think towns should ban what sizes of liquor are sold?

The Best Wines for Cooking and How to Use Them

AND MORE!

 

South Africa Signs Wine Labeling Protocol

The protocol further defines aspects relating to alcohol tolerance, vintage, variety and wine regions.

https://allafrica.com/stories/201810210058.html

Reasons Why Non Wine Consumers Avoid Wine

States With Legal Marijuana Have a Higher Rate of Car Accidents, Study Says

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, said that car accidents reported to police in three states that had legalized marijuana sales—Colorado, Washington, and Oregon—saw 5.2% more accidents than did their neighboring states.

http://fortune.com/2018/10/18/legal-marijuana-car-accidents-study/

A New Wave of Umami Wines Blooms Under Flor

New World winemakers are utilizing the yeast layer to create savory, unfortified wines that reference Old World regions

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/a-new-wave-of-umami-wines-blooms-under-flor/

REAL PROSECCO CAN HAVE A LONGER SHELF LIFE THAN CHAMPAGNE

Prosecco can outlive Champagne was only true for high-quality Prosecco Superiore DOCG

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/real-prosecco-can-have-a-longer-shelf-life-than-champagne-says-sandro-bottega/

This Baja wine region is the Napa Valley of Mexico

Mexico’s wine capital is just an hour south of Tijuana in valleys around Ensenada, and it produces nearly 90 percent of the country’s wines.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/This-Baja-wine-region-is-the-Napa-Valley-of-Mexico-13320939.php

Here’s why you should never put vodka in the freezer, according to the creator of Grey Goose

If the vodka you’re drinking is cheap and low-quality then keeping it at such low temperatures will hide any “aggressive, burning notes,”

https://www.businessinsider.com/why-you-should-never-put-vodka-in-the-freezer-2018-10

The Best Beers to Pair With Snickers, Twix, & Other Halloween Candy

Who knew brown ale paired so well with Snickers?

https://www.fatherly.com/gear/best-beers-pair-halloween-candy/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=baa6c74c19-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-baa6c74c19-36686829

What a 6-pack of beer cost the year you were born

The average change in price paid by consumers over time for goods and services is measured by a figure called the Consumer Price Index. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has tracked the CPI for beer, ale, and other malt beverages since the 1950s.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/beer-cost-every-year-2018-10

CONSTELLATION BRANDS RUMOURED TO BE SELLING OFF US WINE BRANDS

US-based drinks giant Constellation Brands is reported to be considering the sale of some of its US wine brands, having announced a public offering of US$2.15 billion senior notes yesterday in order to help finance its $4 billion investment in cannabis company Canopy Growth.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/constellation-brands-rumoured-to-be-selling-off-us-wine-brands/

SEVEN THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN COMFORT

Born in the Big Easy, and a favorite of rock royalty like Janis Joplin, Southern Comfort is a spirit that wears many hats

https://vinepair.com/articles/southern-comfort-liqueur-whiskey-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d3741c3771-Oct_23_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d3741c3771-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d3741c3771-38937345&mc_cid=d3741c3771&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

White Blends, The Elegant, Great-Value Wines No One Talks About

According to Nielsen data, both domestic and international white blends accounted for just 1.7 percent of U.S. wine sales in 2017.

https://vinepair.com/articles/white-blends-best-wine-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d3741c3771-Oct_23_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d3741c3771-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d3741c3771-38937345&mc_cid=d3741c3771&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Women lack confidence in their knowledge of wine despite knowing as much as men, report finds

The report showed women were more likely than men to have an interest in buying ethical and sustainable wine and were more likely to purchase vintages made by female winemakers when this was brought to their attention.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/24254/Women_lack_confidence_in_their_knowledge_of_wine_despite_knowing_as_much_as_men,_report_finds.html

Wine’s origin might affect acceptable price more than taste study shows

 Taste might have less to do with what consumers are willing to pay for wine than you think.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/wsu-wom102218.php

The powerful allure of drinking wine that’s older than you: why is it so appealing?

There is no other agricultural product that we allow to age so long. Can you imagine slathering your sandwich with 30-year-old mayonnaise?

https://dobianchi.com/2018/10/22/oldest-wine-in-the-world/

West Cork And Castle Island Partner

Ireland’s West Cork Distillers has partnered with Massachusetts brewer Castle Island Brewing Co. on a new limited edition whiskey. Aged up to eight months in barrels that first held West Cork Bourbon Cask Irish Whiskey and later matured Castle Island Imperial Stout, Export Stout Cask Finish is a limited edition blend of 75% grain and 25% malt. 3,900 bottles of the new whiskey are available across the northeastern U.S., retail priced at $30 a 750-ml. Boston-based importer M.S. Walker handles West Cork in the U.S.

 

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PAIRING CHILEAN WINE AND BARBECUE

It’s been said that drinking wine goes best with a good meal. And in Chile, it’s been said that drinking wine goes best with a good meal from the grill.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chile-wine-barbecue-pairing-guide/

Why You Should Drink Great Wine With Bad Halloween Candy

Think Madeira

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/10/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-halloween-candy.html

10 Wine-Infused Treats to Sweeten Your Day

From Merlot-soaked cheese to Chianti salami, Prosecco ice cream and Chandon donuts, here are 10 ways you can have your wine and eat it too.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/23/treats-eat-wine-foods/

“Wine Hair” Is the Best Way for Brunettes to Rock Deep Purple This Fall

Wine hair is officially a thing, people, and it’s making us want to indulge in a glass, like, yesterday.

https://www.allure.com/story/wine-purple-hair-color-trend

Where do you get your beer education?

And there are now plenty of beer bloggers, websites and even apps where one can gather information on new beers, styles, and trends.

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/10/beer_nut_where_do_you_get_your.html

Data shows Boston beer drinkers have an affinity for craft brews

According to stats from alcohol delivery company Drizly, majority of beer sales in Boston come from craft. In fact, Boston has the second highest percentage of beer sales from craft brewers on Drizly’s platform, behind only Seattle.

https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2018/10/24/data-shows-boston-beer-drinkers-have-an-affinity.html

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE LAUNCHES EDIBLE PAINT FOR GIN AND TONIC

Bacardi-owned gin brand Bombay Sapphire has launched an edible blue paint which can be used both to colour glasses and also release flavour in gin and tonics.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/bombay-sapphire-launches-edible-paint-for-gin-and-tonic/

10 AMERICAN WINERIES WITH HAUNTED HISTORIES

Wine and storytelling are often entwined. Winemakers spin yarns about a noble relative who planted the family plot centuries earlier, while sommeliers rave about the magical quality of sea breezes.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-haunted-wineries-ghost-stories/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c202a9eb5f-Oct_25_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c202a9eb5f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c202a9eb5f-38937345&mc_cid=c202a9eb5f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How much a pint of beer costs around the world

If you’re looking to save money on beer while you’re traveling abroad, you might want to avoid some of these cities.

https://www.businessinsider.com/price-of-beer-around-the-world-2018-10

Nine MA Liquor Stores to Appeal License Commission’s ‘nip’ Ban

“The Board’s action in prohibiting the sale of containers of spirits of 100mL or less and imposing a voluntary ban on containers priced below $3 is a modification of the liquor license within state law,” read the complaint.

Do you think towns should ban what sizes of liquor are sold?

http://chelsearecord.com/2018/10/24/nine-liquor-stores-to-appeal-license-commissions-nip-ban/

 

26 new grape varieties identified in Bío Bío

A research project into old vines in southern Chile has identified 26 new varieties, previously unknown in the world, and over 60 ‘uncommon’ varieties growing in Bío Bío.
https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/26-new-grape-varieties-identified-in-bio-bio-403396/#xKtzg9cVoghivMcu.99

Three wine adulterations

This is about the addition of a substance to wine and has nothing to do with extra-marital affairs.

https://www.therealreview.com/2018/10/25/three-wine-adulterations/

Your Guide to Drinking Wine Through the Zombie Apocalypse

The undead are at the gates, but you’re safe inside your cellar. Here’s your guide on which bottles to drink and which to save for bartering.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/24/drinking-wine-zombie-apocalypse/

 

Colour Me Wine From Marks & Spencer Lets You Draw On The Bottle While You Drink It

In an increasingly chaotic world, it’s often the little things that can help you relax — things like coloring in a beautiful design, or spending time with friends, or sipping a nice glass of wine.

https://www.bustle.com/p/colour-me-wine-from-marks-spencer-lets-you-draw-on-the-bottle-while-you-drink-it-12980956

 

A Guide to Finding Affordable Wines for Entertaining

It’s hard to know what to bring to the season’s many gatherings. Here are the W.E. editors go-to affordable bottles that are sure crowd-pleasers.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/25/affordable-wines-for-entertaining/

 

The hidden figures behind the Judgment of Paris

Many retellings of California wine’s most popular myth omit the women who made the Judgment of Paris happen

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/The-hidden-figures-benind-the-Judgment-of-Paris-13333299.php

 

Sopexa’s world trends: which varieties and countries are most in demand

Which country’s wines feature most prominently on global wine lists, what varietals are most in demand, and what trends are likely to emerge in the next two years?

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/sopexa-report-on-what-wines-are-being-sold-in-restaurants-around-the-world/

 

THE RESULTS IN FULL FROM THE MALBEC MASTERS 2018

If you want to know who’s making delicious Malbec right across the price spectrum, then read on – our results will surprise you, especially this year’s top scorer…

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/the-results-in-full-from-the-malbec-masters-2018/

 

You CAN drink away your troubles, study says

Alcohol affects a gene making your brain forget the bad times and only remember the good ones

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6316275/Alcohol-helps-remember-good-times-not-bad-ones-study-says.html

 

A Guide to Southern Oregon Wine

What you need to know about the AVAs, wines, and producers that are propelling this up-and-coming wine region

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/a-guide-to-southern-oregon-wine/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=67007583&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9jqqttwW6rXII-mFw7YKw_mEGQ1mrdcpA0QsBZaxxKYXDmPPyPf5TgbT2OYJAd5bBgqWGF1pJ0A3q1c_Nq983R9W2ghyyPbAjBgdUWa9BAjcS0bBw&_hsmi=67007583

 

66% of wine drinkers find wine descriptions unhelpful in choosing wine. Only 9% rely on critics

 

How to Properly Design a Wine List

When we talk about the design of a wine list, what is it that we’re talking about?

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2018/10/how_to_properly_design_a_wine_.html

 

Just because I’m learning it doesn’t mean I’m stupid

Most introduction to wine books are deeply unsatisfying. Why?

It’s because when people try to take the role of educator, they forget that many of their readers are actually quite smart. In many cases, the educator is dealing with people who are significantly smarter than they are.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/just-because-im-learning-it-doesnt-mean-im-stupid

 

THE PRICE OF A BEER AT EVERY NFL FOOTBALL STADIUM IN 2018

Pats Fans Know it’s a 16oz beer not 20oz

https://vinepair.com/articles/ranked-price-beer-nfl-stadiums-2018/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=c2da38db7d-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-c2da38db7d-36686829

The key to making your wine last longer after it’s open: Just buy a good wine

A strong, healthy wine will not only survive a few days after opening, but might even improve.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/the-key-to-making-your-wine-last-longer-after-its-open-just-buy-a-good-wine/2018/10/25/81b6e4f6-d86a-11e8-a10f-b51546b10756_story.html?utm_term=.61f97092655c

The Best Wines for Cooking and How to Use Them

Never put in your dish what you wouldn’t put in your glass. Here’s your guide to the best styles of wine for cooking, and recipes to get you started.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/best-wines-cooking/

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 10-29-18

October 29, 2018

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

10-29-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

The Ultimate Guide To Pairing Halloween Candy With Wine

BEER PAIRINGS FOR AMERICA’S 10 FAVORITE PIZZAS

Top five drinking dos and don’ts

 

AND MORE!

ELON MUSK ANNOUNCES BID TO PRODUCE TESLA-BRANDED TEQUILA

Entrepreneur and CEO of electric car and solar power company Tesla, Elon Musk, has revealed his company has filed an application to trademark ‘Teslaquila’, meaning that what was originally an April Fool’s prank could become a reality.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/elon-musk-announces-bid-to-produce-tesla-branded-tequila/

 

PROSECCO DRINKERS ‘DON’T CARE’ IF IT’S DOC OR DOCG

During a masterclass in London last month, Stefano Ferrante, head winemaker at leading Italian sparkling wine producer Zonin1821, told attendees that most Prosecco drinkers ‘don’t care’ if the fizz is DOC or DOCG.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/prosecco-drinkers-dont-care-if-its-doc-or-docg/

 

FRENCH-CHINESE WINE LAB CREATED TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

A new research lab has been set up by China and France that will enable 30 researchers and scientists to look into the creation of new grape varieties that are better adapted to climate change.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/french-chinese-wine-lab-created-to-tackle-climate-change/

 

 

Faust or Faustini: who gets to be Napa Valley wine?

Huneeus Vintners, owners of the Napa brand Faust, wants to take her name away from her.

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/faust-or-faustini-who-gets-to-be-napa-valley-wine/article_6e23fa90-dce4-5b80-b3c6-25b2f902cd76.html

 

West Coast Wineries Are Refusing Grape Orders and Farmers Are Unhappy

Three wine companies have refused fruit from their grapegrowers, citing wildfire smoke; but the growers question whether that’s hot air

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/West-Coast-Wineries-Are-Refusing-Grape-Orders

 

The world’s largest wine companies look tiny compared with the overall global market

 

How aware are wine drinkers of wine regions?

How can we expect the average wine drinker to know where their wines come from? It turns out that we can’t. Even awareness of the names of wine regions is very poor amongst the average wine drinker.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2018/10/how-aware-are-wine-drinkers-of-wine.html

 

 

The Wine Workers We Don’t See

German scholars write about the exploitation of migrants to Italy in the Arab spring.

https://www.thestreet.com/lifestyle/food-drink/the-wine-workers-we-don-t-see-14743573

 

UPGRADE YOUR OREOS WITH BOOZY FILLINGS

By swapping the one-note vodka for some legitimately amazing alcohol and pairing each spirit with more appropriate filling flavors and cookie varieties, you can have a treat that satisfies your sweet tooth and your liquor-loving palate, too.

https://www.liquor.com/articles/upgrade-your-oreos-with-boozy-fillings/

 

Chianti 101

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CHIANTI, CHIANTI CLASSICO, CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA AND CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAN SELEZIONE

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-differences-between-chianti-chianti-classico-chianti-classico-riserva-and-chianti-classico-gran-selezione/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=510dba4f47-Oct_16_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-510dba4f47-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-510dba4f47-38937345&mc_cid=510dba4f47&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Are New England IPAs So Expensive?

The same factors that make New England IPAs (NEIPAs) popular also contribute to their higher price points.

https://vinepair.com/articles/neipa-cost-beer-brewing/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=510dba4f47-Oct_16_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-510dba4f47-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-510dba4f47-38937345&mc_cid=510dba4f47&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Wine Lovers Need to Give Mead Another Look

Learn why grape purists should take a chance on the original honey wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/15/mead-honey-wine/

 

Selecting A Wine Merchant – 5 Core Principles

If there is one main requirement for wine bliss as a consumer, it is finding a wine shop you can trust.

https://vintnerproject.com/learn/selecting-a-wine-merchant-5-core-principles/

 

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Wine Publicity

Good publicists know the writer, but more importantly, know who their audience is and what appeals to them. They pitch what’s relevant, and that’s the way it’s always worked,

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/16/navigating-changing-landscape-wine-publicity

 

How to Chill Beer: 5 Ways to Frost Your Ale and Lager

Get a frosty brew in as little as 30 seconds!

https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/how-to-chill-beer-5-ways-to-frost-your-ale-and-lager-article

 

Big-box liquor store gets Braintree MA board’s OK despite opposition

The transfer was opposed by a citizens’ group calling itself No to Big Box Liquors Braintree and other liquor retailers who said Total would be the size of all the town’s other retailers combined and would be a threat to local small businesses.

The “threat to local stores” fight NEVER works

http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20181016/big-box-liquor-store-gets-braintree-boards-ok-despite-opposition

Johnnie Walker launches first 50-year-old whisky

Diageo has unveiled the 50-year-old John Walker Masters’ Edition, made using whiskies from distilleries that existed during the lifetime of the Johnnie Walker brand founder.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/10/johnnie-walker-launches-first-50-year-old-whisky/

Top five drinking dos and don’ts

The rules of drinking etiquette vary from place to place, with some countries maintaining superstitions around eye contact and crossing your arms. Here’s a list of the drinking dos and don’ts from around the globe.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/10/top-five-drinking-dos-and-donts/

Do prestigious wine ‘Master Sommeliers’ really matter?

A “master” title is like an Oscar: The recipient makes twice as much money, has his or her choice of jobs, and enjoys lavish travel paid for by vineyards.

https://nypost.com/2018/10/16/do-prestigious-wine-master-sommeliers-really-matter/

The only two master sommeliers in Massachusetts respond to a wine world scandal

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2018/10/16/massachusetts-master-sommeliers-respond-to-wine-world-scandal

 

 

Follow these guidelines when searching for a $10 bottle of wine

Most in this category tend to be over-oaked, too sweet, or simply something out of a wine factory with no soul or distinction, but, if you follow some guidelines, you will find quality bargains, and the suggestions apply to wines in the $10-15 range, too.

https://www.reporternews.com/story/life/2018/10/16/gus-clemens-how-find-10-wine-youll-love/1619446002/

 

Raise A Glass To Salmon Safe Wine

SALMON-SAFE HAS CERTIFIED OVER 350 VINEYARDS ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS

https://salmonsafe.org/salmon-safe-wine/

 

U.S. Wine Sales Led by Value Increases
Direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipments posted the strongest growth in September, driven by the arrival of the cooler weather that invites shipping.


https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/204651/US-Wine-Sales-Led-by-Value-Increases

 

World wine output falls to 60-year low

Production remained nearly stable in the United States, the world’s fourth largest producer, and China, which has become the world’s seventh largest wine producer behind Australia and Argentina.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-wine-oiv/world-wine-output-falls-to-60-year-low-idUSKBN1HV12G

 

Big Wine Brands’ Bizarre Beginnings

The greatest wines seem to come from an inordinate amount of blood, sweat and tears.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/10/big-wine-brands-bizarre-beginnings

 

Vermont leads nation in per capita craft breweries

 

Wine has room to grow in small formats

More millennials are drinking wine, looking for high-end options with low price tags. And on demand online grocery shopping is causing brands to rethink their brick-and-mortar strategy.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/10/17/Wine-has-room-to-grow-in-small-formats

 

The Truth Behind Your Favorite Wines

Even the savviest drinker may not know how many wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon, are actually made from grape crosses and hybrids. Here’s your guide.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/16/truth-behind-wine-grape-crosses-hybrids/

 

Does wildlife = great wine?

Everything in our existence is marketed, right?

http://www.swigpr.com/does-wildlife-great-wine/

 

THERE’S MILLER LITE, MGD, AND MILLER HIGH LIFE. WHY IS THERE NO MILLER BEER?

Referred to by some as Miller Red Label, the beer was introduced in 1996.

https://vinepair.com/articles/miller-beer-lite/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=65cdfb77d0-Oct_18_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-65cdfb77d0-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-65cdfb77d0-38937345&mc_cid=65cdfb77d0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The 10 Commandments of Wine

If there were 10 commandments of wine what would they be? Do you already follow the most important principles to know about wine? Find out.

https://winefolly.com/update/10-commandments-of-wine/?utm_campaign=10%2F18%2F2018+-+Weekly%3A+10+Commandments+of+Wine+%28HSZfFj%29&utm_medium=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D&utm_source=Wine+Folly

5 Secret Wine Regions You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Many of the world’s best wine regions are popular vacation spots in their own right: California, France, South Africa, and New Zealand. But there are still some undiscovered, award-winning wine regions with hidden treasures like “floating” vineyards and castle wineries—and fewer tipsy tourists.

https://www.smartertravel.com/secret-wine-regions/

The Winery That Fits in a Closet

What if you could make wine by putting grapes in a bag and pushing a button? Meet the GOfermentor, an automated, spill-proof, kitchen-size vino machine.

http://www.gofermentor.com

SO LONG, BEER GOGGLES. HELLO, VR WINE GOGGLES

Users donned headsets in specially designed rooms, equipped with wind machines and scented sprays, which activated based on their headset activity.

https://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/so-long-beer-goggles-hello-vr-wine-goggles/89484

Brut IPA: The Best New Thing in Beer or Passing Fad?

The latest phenomenon in American craft brewing’s seemingly never-ending love affair with the India Pale Ale.

https://oct.co/essays/what-is-brut-ipa?utm_source=oct_nl_

Cutting through the wine store clutter

Picking a wine in a well-stocked store can be overwhelming.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Cutting-through-the-wine-store-clutter-13315626.php

WHAT IF YOU COULD PAIR YOUR FAVOURITE SONG WITH WINE?

A study has paired the sound of music with the taste of wine, to further enhance the wine’s flavor.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/australia/what-if-you-could-pair-your-favorite-song-with-wine.aspx

Cava: More than just Spanish Champagne

The champagne phenomenon was the inspiration behind Spanish cava.

https://www.bworldonline.com/cava-more-than-just-spanish-champagne/

Why You Shouldn’t Call Sparkling Wine ‘Champagne’

Americans have a habit of attributing brand names to generic products.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2018/10/18/champagne-sparkling-wine-difference/amp/

Wine Nots; A Gift to Red Wine Drinkers

A sweet tart, fizzing away the red wine stains on your teeth

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/18/wine-nots-gift-red-wine-drinkers

New Package for Matchbook Estate Wines

The new label is recognizably Matchbook, with a modern twist.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/17/new-package-matchbook-estate-wines

10 CHAMPAGNE FACTS TO IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS WITH

Did you know it has been scientifically proven that Champagne bubbles have a distinctive sound?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/10-champagne-facts-to-impress-your-friends-with/

BEER PAIRINGS FOR AMERICA’S 10 FAVORITE PIZZAS

There’s something extra satisfying about cracking open the perfect brew with your favorite pizza.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-beer-pizza-pairings-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ab02c2095f-Oct_19_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ab02c2095f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ab02c2095f-38937345&mc_cid=ab02c2095f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The most dangerous wine closure in the world

Watch this video, and you’ll understand how dangerous corks are

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/corks-the-most-dangerous-wine-closure-in-the-world/

The Ultimate Guide To Pairing Halloween Candy With Wine

Too old for trick or treating? Don’t despair — one of the best parts of being an adult in October is putting a 21+ spin on Halloween traditions.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joannafantozzi/2018/10/19/the-ultimate-guide-to-pairing-halloween-candy-with-wine/#4cbb192975fb

Ways to make cheaper wines taste more expensive

There are a few ways that wine consumers can improve the flavor and character of less expensive wines without sacrificing affordability.

http://www.nydailynews.com/consumer-reviews/sns-bestreviews-kitchen-ways-to-make-cheaper-wines-taste-more-expensive-bestreviews-20181019-story.html

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Liquor Industry News/Links 10-22-18

October 22, 2018

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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10-22-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Artificially produced wine: fad or the future of the food industry?

How the Tequila Boom Could Go Bust

Why the Majority of Beer Drinkers Would Pay Over $1 More per Six-Pack

 

AND MORE!

 

The Dirty Secret Ruining Your Draft Beer

In some cases, maybe beer really does taste better from the tap — but only if the draft lines are clean.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dirty-draft-lines-ruin-beer/

Cîroc unveils black raspberry-flavored vodka

Diageo has expanded its ultra-premium Cîroc vodka line with the release of a new limited edition flavor – Cîroc Black Raspberry.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/10/ciroc-unveils-black-raspberry-flavoured-vodka/

This is why you should always decant your wine — Champagne included

Everyone is afraid that if you decant Champagne that you lose the bubbles

https://www.businessinsider.com/why-you-should-decant-wine-champagne-2018-10

The bourbanization of wine

Today, some US retailers offer more bourbon-barrel-aged Californian wines than bottles from South Africa or Portugal.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/bourbanization-of-wine

Rhode Island Wine and Waterfalls

Guiding the reader through a day trip through Rhode Island that included a little hiking, several waterfalls, and various vineyards along the way

https://winedowntastings.wordpress.com/2018/10/08/rhode-island-wine-and-waterfalls/amp/

Augmented Reality for Wine: Past, Present & Future

With Treasury, Gallo, and other wine producers launching their own augmented reality wine apps, it’s worth reviewing the evolution of this digital marketing tactic within the wine industry and what to expect in the future.

https://medium.com/@rickbreslin/augmented-reality-for-wine-past-present-future-244172e563c1

Give artificial taste and olfactory intelligence for automatic wine analysis

Electronic olfactory system constructed with a model nose was proposed for the first time to mimic the biological olfactory mechanism as early as in 1982

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2018/10/07/give-artificial-taste-and-olfactory-intelligence-for-automatic-wine-analysis/

IWA launches major drive against fake Irish whiskey

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has “ramped up” its efforts to combat the sale of counterfeit Irish whiskey globally.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/10/iwa-launches-major-drive-against-fake-irish-whiskey/

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN SOUTH AFRICA

Anyone with even a passing interest in wine not interested in looking at what South Africa is producing today needs their head examined.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/what-to-look-for-in-south-africa/

The Key to Mastering Martinis Is Finding Your Balance

Martinis can intimidate otherwise confident home bartenders. After all, drinks without a lot of ingredients hide even fewer flaws.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dos-donts-martini-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3775589051-Oct_09_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3775589051-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3775589051-38937345&mc_cid=3775589051&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Find Expensive Wine That’s Worth It

There’s a lot that goes into determining a wine’s price. Sure, money doesn’t grow on vines, but there can be big differences between a $10 bottle and a $50 bottle.

https://skillet.lifehacker.com/how-to-find-expensive-wine-thats-worth-it-1829554238

 

New Research Study Highlights Motivational Differences of Wine Consumers by Generation

Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials – researchers have been studying how the differences between these generations impact their wine purchase decisions.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/08/new-study-motivational-wine-consumers-generation

California Wineries will be allowed to post photos to social media ahead of special events

The bill was introduced to update tied-house rules that prohibited alcohol producers from posting photos of a venue hosting a special wine tasting event. Posting a photo of such a venue was prohibited advertising – an illegal gift of “something of value” to the retailer under “tied-house” rules.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=204372

What are dry-hopped vs. wet-hopped IPAs?

You pick up two IPAs at your local bottle shop. One boasts that it’s “dry-hopped.” The other proclaims itself “wet-hopped.” What’s the difference?

https://thetakeout.com/what-are-dry-hopped-vs-wet-hopped-ipas-beer-1829527980?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ef75df1074-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ef75df1074-36686829

Is the Prosecco Boom Sustainable?

Is the Prosecco boom sustainable? Or is it a bubble that’s eventually going to pop?

https://wineeconomist.com/2018/10/09/prosecco-3/

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019 winners

Whisky expert Jim Murray has revealed the ‘world’s best whisky’ in his Whisky Bible 2019. Here are the expressions that have secured the top accolades.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/10/jim-murrays-whisky-bible-2019-winners/

Jack Daniel’s creates whiskey advent calendar

The calendar will launch on 19 November through supermarket Asda, and will also be available to purchase from mid-November online via the Jack Store at an RRP of £60 (US$79).

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/10/jack-daniels-creates-whiskey-advent-calendar/

MS TASTING RESULTS INVALIDATED

The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas has moved to invalidate the results of the tasting portion of this year’s Diploma Examination after “clear evidence” an existing MS revealed the wines that were to be tasted in advance.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/ms-tasting-results-invalidated/

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Questions-Surrounding-Blind-Tasting-Exam-Leave-23-New-Master-Sommeliers-in-Limbo

A Technology Company’s New Way To Gather Data For Wine Marketing

Great story in Forbes about Quini.

We love and use it!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2018/10/09/a-technology-companys-new-way-to-gather-data-for-wine-marketing/#76eec05f4975

What Really Happens as Wine Ages?

We know some wines get better with time. But what’s actually happening inside your bottle as wine ages, and how does it change what you taste?

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/09/what-happens-wine-ages/

Is the World Ready for the ‘Screwcork?’

The twistable take on a cork is about to reach a new market.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/helix-screwcorks-wine

With cheap wine, you get what you pay for

The U.S. three-tier wine distribution system must accommodate three groups — winery, wholesaler, retailer, and that’s not counting something for the grape farmer. You really must cut corners to put the product on the shelf for $5.

https://www.reporternews.com/story/life/2018/10/09/cheap-value-wine-juice-bottle-cork-flavor-gus-clemens/1534109002/

 

America’s 26 Top Selling Beers

https://247wallst.com/special-report/2018/10/09/americas-26-top-selling-beers/2/

 

Why the Majority of Beer Drinkers Would Pay Over $1 More per Six-Pack

Turns out a lot of environmentally-conscious drinkers would be happy to pay significantly more for their brews according to a new study, assuming those beers are produced in a more sustainable manner.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/sustainable-beer-survey

 

PRESERVING ACIDITY IS ‘THE BIGGEST ISSUE IN CHAMPAGNE’

While growers in Champagne have historically struggled to ripen their grapes, the biggest challenge facing the region today is preserving acidity levels, according to one family-owned house.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/preserving-acidity-is-the-biggest-issue-in-champagne/

 

When Talking About Wine, You Have to Read the Room

Is it time to change the way we talk about wine?

https://vinepair.com/articles/when-talking-about-wine-you-have-to-read-the-room/

 

What makes a wine organic, sustainable, biodynamic or natural?

Consumers looking to be conscientious may find little help from labels or certification.

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http://www.startribune.com/what-makes-a-wine-organic-sustainable-biodynamic-or-natural/496636171/

 

LeBron James lets his kids drink wine—would you?

I know many of the arguments on both sides. Kids in France have wine with lunch. Letting kids drink early helps de-mystify alcohol, hopefully taking some of the prohibited fun aspect away from drinking.

https://thetakeout.com/lebron-james-lets-his-kids-drink-wine-would-you-1829653761

 

Eight Wines for Pumpkin Spice Lovers

Notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove, a.k.a pumpkin spice, are found in wines from Washington State Chardonnay to Alsace Pinot Noir.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/10/pumpkin-spice-wine/

 

 

Investigation of California wine labeled as Oregonian

Sen. Merkely has asked the federal government to investigate whether copper cane broke the law in labeling it’s wine with Oregon names despite being processed in California.

https://ktvl.com/news/local/sen-merkley-calls-for-investigation-of-california-wine-labeled-as-oregonian

 

Why Chablis is the Purest Chardonnay

Easily influenced by winemaking techniques and terroir, Chardonnay’s most unadulterated wines come from the tiny French region of Chablis.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/10/chablis-the-purest-chardonnay/

 

Are Wine Reviews Aimed Primarily at Purchasing Decisions?

What are these evaluations aiming to achieve? Is wine criticism similar to film, book, or art criticism? Or is it more akin to the evaluation of consumer products?

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2018/10/11/are-wine-reviews-aimed-primarily-at-purchasing-decisions/

 

The History Of Champagne In Sports Wins

So just how long has this tradition of celebrating with Champagne been around for?

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/the-history-of-champagne-in-sports-wins/

 

How To Buy Better Wine

For most people, selecting a nice bottle of wine is a daunting proposition. With an overwhelming volume of options, be it at the liquor store or when pursuing a restaurant’s wine list, it can be really hard to know whether what’s in the bottle will be exactly what you were expecting.

https://www.menshealth.com/trending-news/a23722087/how-to-buy-better-wine/

 

Sherry in a Case

Sherry is one of the world’s most misunderstood wines.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/10/sherry-in-a-case

 

THE FIVE BEST COCKTAIL CHERRIES FOR YOUR MANHATTANS AND OLD FASHIONEDS, RANKED

In advance of this year’s Old Fashioned and Manhattan season, we tasted an array of cocktail cherries to determine the best ones for all your drinking needs.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-cocktail-cherries-2018/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=132ebb62f2-Oct_12_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-132ebb62f2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-132ebb62f2-38937345&mc_cid=132ebb62f2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

MAPPED & RANKED: THE STATES WITH THE MOST CRAFT BREWERIES IN 2017

In the interests of clarity, we mapped the number of craft breweries by state as well as breweries per capita. The BA defines the latter as per 100,000 adults over the age of 21.

https://vinepair.com/articles/map-states-most-craft-breweries-2018/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=132ebb62f2-Oct_12_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-132ebb62f2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-132ebb62f2-38937345&mc_cid=132ebb62f2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

WINE DECANTER WATCH LAUNCHED ON KICKSTARTER

A Danish company has launched a watch called Décantheure on funding platform Kickstarter which allows users to track the time it takes to decant wines made from different grape varieties.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/wine-decanter-watch-launched-on-kickstarter/

 

THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS ANNOUNCE TEAM’S NEW ALE

#ATTR, which stands for “Ale to the Redskins,” is the first beer in team history brewed just for the Redskins. The beer will be sold at all Devils Backbone stands and in sections 137, 121, 319 and 408 on gamedays.

Is Patriot Beer In Our Future?

http://www.drinkmemag.com/the-washington-redskins-announce-teams-new-ale/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=2f9cfd1a77-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-2f9cfd1a77-144602285&mc_cid=2f9cfd1a77&mc_eid=db3f4d9053

 

The Pros and Cons of Shelf Talkers

Retailers discuss shelf talkers as a marketing tool—and share their most effective strategies for creating them

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-pros-and-cons-of-shelf-talkers/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=66622876&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_NWAPBE7kF_pOVtgfpw7f9tG60Wa_Q-dLdFL7irzSB2WselaG1XkMvOc1Q-DeTl8_4CwUseFFwn9HksM_yK-Hb0mA-Ad7jaeLPnIwOXBuJNWbdq78&_hsmi=66622743

ANOTHER STORY ON SHELFTALKERS

Utah liquor stores are doing away with the helpful rating cards that many shoppers rely on to select wine

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/10/12/utah-liquor-stores-are/

 

 

The ‘Wine Archive’ That Quietly Improves the World’s Wine

A collection of more than 7,000 grapevine varieties is a boon to vintners and scientists.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/largest-wine-collection

Total Wine seeks Braintree MA location

The national liquor retailer is seeking a license for a store on Pearl Street.

http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20181010/total-wine-seeks-braintree-location

Meet Abruzzo’s Indigenous Italian Grapes

Abruzzo’s winemaking traditions go back hundreds of years, and producers are now showing just how great the native grapes Montepulciano and Trebbiano can be.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/11/abruzzo-italy-indigenous-grapes/

Losing weight? Skip these 3 wines

When it comes to wine and your health, some are better than others.

https://abc13.com/health/avoid-these-3-wines-if-youre-trying-to-lose-weight/4456855/

What does it mean to say a wine has good ‘structure’?

Can wine have “structure”? It’s a liquid, after all, not a building.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/what-does-it-mean-to-say-a-wine-has-good-structure/2018/10/11/5532b21c-cd88-11e8-a3e6-44daa3d35ede_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f6e1eeb77959

HOW THE PERFECT SOIL MADE YOUR FAVORITE ITALIAN WINE

In Italy, soil composition really shines through its grape varieties, with each region boasting its own microclimate and rich geological history — a unique “special sauce.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-the-perfect-soil-made-your-favorite-italian-wine-infographic/

How to Pair Leeks with Wine

Once you get to know these alliums, you’ll want them in everything. Look to crisp wine pairings like Sauvignon Blanc and Garganega.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/12/pair-leeks-wine/

How the Tequila Boom Could Go Bust

Volatile prices, high expenses and the agave plant’s seven-year growth cycle are driving farmers out of business.

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-10-11/how-the-tequila-boom-could-go-bust

12 secrets to enjoying the perfect bottle of wine, according to wine experts

Here are some tips and tricks to use when searching for the perfect wine

https://www.thisisinsider.com/how-to-drink-wine-2018-10

Wine in cans is massively popular in the US

Here’s why South Africans aren’t keen yet

https://www.businessinsider.co.za/wine-in-cans-is-massively-popular-in-the-us-heres-why-south-africans-arent-keen-yet-2018-10

Artificially produced wine: fad or the future of the food industry?

In San Francisco, Ava Winery challenges everything we know and appreciate about wine by using molecular plant science

http://www.studentnewspaper.org/artificially-produced-wine-fad-or-the-future-of-the-food-industry/

“Boys Will be Boys” wine yanked from shelves because “rape culture”

Church & State Wines is pulling its “Boys Will Be Boys” wine from the shelves because the moniker promotes “rape culture.”

https://www.therebel.media/_boys_will_be_boys_wine_yanked_from_shelves_because_rape_culture

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Liquor Industry News/Links 10-15-18

October 15, 2018

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10-15-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

How to Serve Wine Like a Pro

 

BROWN LIQUOR 101

 

THE BOOZE TO PAIR WITH YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY

 

Does Pumpkin Beer Deserve a Bad Rap?

 

AND MORE!

 

It’s In Your Best Interests to Become a Wine Snob

Are you worried that you might be turning into a little bit of a wine snob? Do your friends worry, before they bring a bottle over to your place, that it won’t meet your standards?

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-snob-definition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b5ac158178-Oct_01_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b5ac158178-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b5ac158178-38937345&mc_cid=b5ac158178&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

THE FIERY CARAMEL APPLE HOT TODDY RECIPE

THE STORY BEHIND THE FIERY CARAMEL APPLE HOT TODDY

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/fiery-caramel-apple-hot-toddy-cocktail-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b5ac158178-Oct_01_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b5ac158178-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b5ac158178-38937345&mc_cid=b5ac158178&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Sommelier Develops Plastic Wine Glasses That Double As ‘Good’ Wine Glasses

It took almost two years of work and fundraising to get her prototype, and the result is HaloVino, a glass made of number 5 plastic that is stackable, recyclable and dishwasher-safe.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanettehurt/2018/09/30/sommelier-develops-plastic-wine-glasses-that-double-as-good-wine-glasses/#1925b37b15fe

 

These 5 Wines Pair Perfectly With Fall Produce

Of course, no season is complete without perfect wine pairings. These five wines will be the perfect accompaniments to the myriad of dishes created with fall’s favorite fruits and vegetables.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2018/09/30/fall-produce-wine-pairings/#3fcc53657de8

 

Titanic shipping firm’s letter apologizing for losing 69 cases of wine

A letter from Titanic’s shipping company apologizing for losing a wine delivery because the liner sank has been uncovered after lying uncovered in a wine merchant’s desk drawer for decades.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6223913/Titanic-shipping-firms-letter-apologising-losing-69-cases-wine-uncovered.html

 

Croatian Vintner Ages Wines in Amphoras on Adriatic Sea Floor

ine-filled amphoras are once again being found on the sea floor, not from sunken ships, but deliberately placed there by a special Eastern European winery. Faith Lapidus explains.

https://www.voanews.com/a/croatian-vintner-ages-wines-in-amphoras-on-adriatic-sea-floor/4593193.html

Four things to know about the rose boom

The rose boom isn’t about Instagram and memes; it’s about quality wine at a fair price

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/four-things-to-know-about-the-rose-boom-and-that-dont-have-anything-to-do-with-instagram-or-memes/

Is an imitation wine better than a fake?

In the wine world, imitations are nothing new. How many wineries around the globe are working furiously to reproduce New Zealand’s Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc style?

http://www.timatkin.com/articles?1925

4 New Willamette Valley Sub-AVAs on the Horizon

Oregon’s largest wine region is set to be divided into areas of distinctive microclimates and soil types

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/4-new-willamette-valley-sub-avas-on-the-horizon/

The Evolving Wine Buyer in a Subscription Economy

To prepare for the future, wine producers should monitor how the wine buyer is evolving.

https://www.vinespring.com/blog/evolving-wine-buyer-subscription-economy

Building Better Barrels

As modern American winemaking veers away from heavy oak influence, it’s become more important to understand the available options for aging wine

https://www.winesandvines.com/features/article/203854/Building-Better-Barrels

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Releases Buck Shack Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon

Grown in Lake County, the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was first aged in traditional French and American oak barrels for 15 months, followed by 3 months in freshly emptied, or ‘wet’ Kentucky Bourbon barrels.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/09/28/shannon-ridge-releases-cabernet

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS DECLARES WORLD’S HIGHEST VINEYARD

The Guinness Book of World Records has declared a vineyard in Tibet to be the highest in the world, beating even vines planted in the foothills of the Andes in Argentina.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/guinness-world-records-declares-worlds-highest-vineyard/

Other Wine Guinness Records

I remember every year getting the book, Now all online

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/search?term=wine

 

DIAGEO RELEASES GAME OF THRONES WHISKY COLLECTION

Diageo has released an extended range of whiskies based on HBO’s hit TV series Game of Thrones, comprising the limited edition White Walker by Johnnie Walker and The Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/diageo-releases-game-of-thrones-whisky-collection/

 

Johnnie Walker unveils White Walker Scotch whisky

Diageo has revealed details of its new limited edition Game of Thrones-inspired blended Scotch whisky, called White Walker by Johnnie Walker.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/10/johnnie-walker-unveils-white-walker-scotch-whisky/

WTF Is a Milkshake IPA?

Here’s what they are, why you may suddenly be seeing IPAs that look like tropical ice cream shakes, and five to try.

https://vinepair.com/articles/milkshake-ipa-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=24be4bd24e-Oct_02_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-24be4bd24e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-24be4bd24e-38937345&mc_cid=24be4bd24e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COINTREAU, GRAND MARNIER, AND TRIPLE SEC?

Here’s a breakdown of the different styles of orange liqueur, and commonly used popular brands.

https://vinepair.com/articles/differences-cointreau-triple-sec-grand-marnier/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=24be4bd24e-Oct_02_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-24be4bd24e-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-24be4bd24e-38937345&mc_cid=24be4bd24e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Understanding the Popularity of Prosecco

This mid-tier price point is one of the most popular types of Prosecco in the U.S. So, why the heck is Prosecco so popular?

https://wineoh.tv/discover-why-americans-are-so-in-love-with-prosecco-video

 


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The Science of Ice in Cocktails

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

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-ice-in-cocktails/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=66345692&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–_YKopAhQdoWTUHLnWfZ03x4ZdQ4Ozp2YmCB3pys6x64WTWGfopY8Qat7E4xCoMdNWVGqJok1SV-CbemHGN5ApGa2A2IRtVPHRObrDJqCJwP7Pg6Q&_hsmi=66346489

 

How to Serve Wine Like a Pro

How much wine is appropriate to pour in a glass? How can you avoid drips? What does it mean to “prime” a glass?

https://video.winespectator.com/play/id/5839426030001/name/Wine_101:_How_to_Serve_Wine_Like_a_Pro?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Sips-Tips-100218&utm_campaign=SipsTips100218

 

Green Wine: Where Are We Now?

While the wine industry has been busy riding the pink wine wave, it is becoming clear that the “green wine” wave is worth catching as well. Millennials’ interest in organically grown wines is leading to double-digit growth in sales

https://www.beveragemedia.com/2018/09/27/green-wine-now/

 

All About German Sekt

: Germans have a fondness for sparkling wine they call Sekt. Typically made from Riesling and Pinots noir, blanc, and gris, German Sekt comes in different quality categories. Learn about Sekt and why bubbles aren’t just for special occasions.

 

PINK TO RELEASE HER FIRST WINES UNDER TWO WOLVES LABEL

Pop star turned winemaker Pink has revealed that she will be releasing her first commercial wines under the label Two Wolves, having bought an 10-hectare vineyard in Los Olivos, north of Santa Barbara, five years ago.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/10/pink-to-release-her-first-wines-under-two-wolves-label/

 

Vin de France News

The Vin de France category continues to see strong growth in the U.S., rising 45% to 850,000 cases in the six months through June, with value up 38% to $30 million, according to Anivin de France. Strong growth was seen in both single varietal wines and blends, the trade group noted. At 1.3 million cases in calendar 2017, the U.S. is the fifth-largest export market for Vin de France wines, which have a global volume of 21.8 million cases.

TOP 100 BEST BUYS OF 2018

Top 100 Best Buys list, a ranking of the most attainable, buzzworthy, well-priced and simply delicious pours available.

MANY IN STOCK INCLUDING #1 AND #2

https://www.winemag.com/toplists/bestbuys2018/

How Bugs and Other Critters are Saving Vineyards

Sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming practices are using insects and animals in innovative ways to shape their vineyards and care for the planet.

https://www.winemag.com/2017/04/17/how-bugs-and-other-critters-are-saving-vineyards/

Examining the Gender Gap in the Champagne and Sparkling Wine Business

“Consumers don’t know a tremendous amount about champagne,”

http://fortune.com/2018/10/02/new-york-champagne-week-women-winemakers/

EVERYTHING YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT CHIANTI

No classic Italian meal is complete without a glass of ruby red vino at your elbow.

https://vinepair.com/articles/everything-you-never-knew-about-chianti/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0b2afcb9c9-Oct_03_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0b2afcb9c9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0b2afcb9c9-38937345&mc_cid=0b2afcb9c9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

STUDY: YOU’RE NOT A MEAN DRUNK, YOU’RE JUST MEAN

Perhaps you think a couple drinks improves your mood. Perhaps you think you’re much funnier when you’re drunk, or perhaps you’re scared that you’re much meaner when you’re drunk. Turns out you’re not. You’re just you.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/drunk-personality-study/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0b2afcb9c9-Oct_03_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0b2afcb9c9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0b2afcb9c9-38937345&mc_cid=0b2afcb9c9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How to Pair Wine With Breakfast Sandwiches

But there is no reason that the foil-wrapped rolls can’t also be the thing you eat while enjoying something to drink — especially if that something is a bottle of Santorini.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/10/wine-breakfast-sandwiches-bec-bacon-egg-cheese.html

A Guide to Finding the Best Value Wine

What do phrases like “Barrel Select” on labels even mean? We’ll show you what to look for and avoid when searching for quality wines at good prices.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/02/guide-finding-best-value-wine/

Does a Glass of Wine Before Bed Help You Sleep Better?

We have been conditioned by the beautiful people of TV and film to associate a few drinks on the couch in the evening as the ultimate way to wind down and prepare for bed.

But what exactly is the truth?

http://socialvignerons.com/2018/04/17/does-a-glass-of-wine-before-bed-help-you-sleep-better/

Are Millennials drinking less beer because it “makes them fat?” This chart says “yes!”

 

Red wine blends problematic

Varietal wines, named after the primary grape in the bottle, usually are considered “better” than blended wines.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8799368-181/berger-on-wine-red-wine

 

What Do Winemakers Worry About?

In Napa It’s Not Wildfires.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2018/10/02/what-do-winemakers-worry-about-in-napa-its-not-wildfires/#2d6813f8bf7c

 

Certified Cider Professional Program Gains Big with Angry Orchard Graduating Class

USACM is an organization of cider and perry producers in the United States. Their mission is to grow a diverse and successful U.S. cider industry by providing valuable information, resources and services to our members and by advocating on their behalf.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/10/03/certified-cider-professional-gains-big

How about a gin-filled Christmas card?

As boozy advent calendars become all the rage, Daffy’s Gin has taken a different approach and created a gin-filled Christmas card for this year’s festive season.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/10/daffys-launches-gin-filled-christmas-card/

 

These Watches Are Made with Wine

Analog has created five strap color options, all of which are cork, but two of which are dyed with actual blueberry and red wines—and even smell like them.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/wine-watch-analog-kickstarter-somm-collection

 

What Wine Goes with Hot Dogs?

We asked S.K.Y.’s chef and its sommelier to tell us what to drink with a dog that’s been dragged through the garden.

http://www.chicagomag.com/dining-drinking/October-2018/What-Wine-Goes-with-Hot-Dogs/

 

Five Health Tips for the Wine Shop Employee

It’s important to take care of your body as well as your wine sales numbers during the busy shopping season ahead.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/03/health-tips-wine-shop-employee/

 

 

Consumers willing to pay more for sustainably brewed beer

More and more breweries are investing in practices to save energy and reduce greenhouse gases. Will it pay off? A new study suggests it may.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181005141905.htm

 

THE UNDERGROUND WINE SHOP THAT SAVED A HOTEL FROM TWO WORLD WARS

One of the best-preserved grand hotels of the 19th century, Grand Hotel Kronenhof was founded by Andreas Gredig in 1848 as the Rössli Guesthouse, a casual operation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/swiss-hotel-wine-cellar-war-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e994c9c2ed-Oct_04_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e994c9c2ed-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e994c9c2ed-38937345

 

ARE SAUVIGNON AROMAS INCOMPATIBLE WITH OAK?

While some white grape varieties, such as Chardonnay and Semillon, are particularly well suited to barrel maturation, others, with more fragile aromas, can experience a decline in typical characters due to maturation in casks that are not well suited.

http://cmsauvignon.com/en/are-sauvignon-aromas-incompatible-with-oak/

 

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Announces Launch of Rowen Wine Company

Rowen Wine Company is a study in terroir focused on the Cooley Ranch, a remote and historic property high atop undulating mountains around a glistering lake in the northern reaches of Sonoma County.

http://www.weny.com/story/39224534/rodney-strong-wine-estates-announces-launch-of-rowen-wine-company#

 

There’s More to Prosecco Than You Think

The best bottles from Italy’s northeast hillsides shatter the stereotype of generic bubbly

. https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/theres-more-prosecco-than-you-think-2820994/

Does Pumpkin Beer Deserve a Bad Rap?

Yes, the only thing more predictable than pumpkin beer seemingly arriving earlier and earlier each year is people complaining about it with incredibly trite jokes. How did we get to this point? Didn’t pumpkin beer used to be wildly popular?

https://oct.co/essays/pumpkin-beer-bad-rap?utm_source=oct_nl_&mc_cid=bf93c20a64&mc_eid=00cc7421f2

 

THE BOOZE TO PAIR WITH YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY

What other time of year can a bunch of adults get together, don incredible costumes, and throw booze and candy into the mix?

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-booze-to-pair-with-your-favorite-halloween-candy-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=30ec8ab041-Oct_05_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-30ec8ab041-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-30ec8ab041-38937345&mc_cid=30ec8ab041&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

HOW, WHEN, AND WHY TO RIM YOUR COCKTAIL GLASS

Presentation is important, but thoughtfully rimming your cocktail is about more than good looks.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-rim-cocktail-salt-margarita/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=30ec8ab041-Oct_05_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-30ec8ab041-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-30ec8ab041-38937345&mc_cid=30ec8ab041&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Five Things To Know About Home Wine Delivery

The 2018 Direct to Consumer Wine Shipping Report by Sovos and Wines & Vines documents that wineries shipped 5.78 million cases of wine in 2017, to the tune of $2.69 billion.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2018/10/04/five-things-to-know-about-home-wine-delivery/#7b0778527648

 

 

HEALTHY OR HARMFUL: HOW MUCH WINE SHOULD WE REALLY BE DRINKING?

Do the health benefits of drinking wine in moderation outweigh the detriments?

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/wine-drink-risk-health-benefits-cancer-heart-death-how-much-safe-drinking-units-a8569071.html

 

Identifying wine with fingerprint technology

Kiwi scientists are using a chemical fingerprinting technique to definitively and scientifically prove if a wine is really what it says on the bottle.

https://www.ruralnewsgroup.co.nz/wine-grower/wg-general-news/identifying-wine-with-fingerprint-technology

 

IS YOUR TAILGATE PARTY A BIT FLAT? SPRITZ IT UP

The new portable Drinkmate Spritzer infuses still drinks like juice, cocktails and wine with bubbly effervescence through a CO2 carbonation process.

http://www.drinkmemag.com/is-your-tailgate-party-a-bit-flat-spritz-it-up/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=604dc350a9-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-604dc350a9-144602285&mc_cid=604dc350a9&mc_eid=db3f4d9053

 

World Sulfur Limits In Wine

Market

Free SO2(ppm)

Total SO2(ppm)

Notes

Australia   250 Wines with < 35 g/L sugars
    300 Wines with > 35 g/L sugars
Argentina   130 Red wines with < 4 g/L sugars
    180 Red wines with > 4 g/L sugars
    180 White and pink wines with < 4 g/L sugars
    210 White and pink wines with > 4 g/L sugars
Brazil   300  
Cambodia   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Canada 70 350 Federal standard; Provincial Liquor Control Boards may set their own overriding limits
  70 420 Quebec (SAQ)
  30 100 For Quebec, organic products with < 50 g/L sugar
  35 150 For Quebec, organic products with > 50 but < 100 g/L sugar
  45 250 For Quebec, organic products with 100 g/L or more sugar
  50 300 For Ontario, wines with < 35 g/L sugar
  70 400 For Ontario, wines with >35g/L sugar
  30 100 For Ontario, organic wines with < 50 g/L sugar
  35 150 For Ontario, organic wines with 50–99 g/L sugar
  45 250 For Ontario, organic wines with > 99 g/L sugar
Chile 75 250 Red, rosé, white and sparkling wine
  100 400 Sweet wines with < 30 g/L total sugars
China   250 Wines with < 45 g/L sugars
    400 Wines with > 45 g/L sugars
European Union (EU)   150mg/L Red wine, liqueur wine
    200mg/L White wine, rosé wine
    235 mg/L Sparkling wine
    300 mg/L Botrytis/late harvest wine
    100 mg/L Organic red wine
    150 mg/L Organic white wine, organic rosé wine
    205 mg/L Organic sparkling wine
    120 mg/L Organic liqueur wine
    270 mg/L Organic botrytis/late harvest wine
    200 mg/L Red wine, liqueur wine (with at least 5 g/L sugar expressed as glucose + fructose)
    250 mg/L White wine, rose wine (with at least 5 g/L sugar expressed as glucose + fructose)
    130 mg/L Organic red wine (with at least 2 g/L sugar expressed as glucose + fructose)
    180 mg/L Organic white wine, organic rose wine (with at least   2 g/L sugar expressed as glucose + fructose)
Fiji     No specific wine standards – check with your importer
Hong Kong   350 ‘Grape wines’
    400 White wines
    70 ‘Aromatised wines’
India   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Indonesia   50  
Japan   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Kenya 70 350 Still table wine, expressed in mg/kg
  50 250 Sparkling wine, expressed in mg/kg
  30 250 Fortified wine, expressed in mg/kg
Korea   350  
Malaysia   450  
Mexico   350  
Myanmar   350 Expressed in mg/kg
New Caledonia     Refer to EU limits
New Zealand   250 Wines with < 35 g/L residual sugar, expressed in mg/kg
    400 Wines with > 35 g/L residual sugar, expressed in mg/kg
Nigeria   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Norway     Refer to EU limits
Papua New Guinea   200 Wines with < 35 g/L residual sugar, expressed in mg/kg
    400 Wines with > 35 g/L residual sugar, expressed in mg/kg
Peru   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Philippines   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Qatar   350 Expressed in mg/kg
Russia   200 Dry wines, grape wine drinks, sparkling wine, superior sparkling wine, liqueur wine, aromatised wine drinks
    300 Semi-dry, semi-sweet and sweet wines
Singapore   300  
South Africa   150 Red wine < 5 g/L sugar
    160 Dry wines < 5 g/L sugar
    200 ‘Natural wines’ > 5 g/L sugar. (Defined as wines with at least 4.5% ABV but less than 16.5% ABV)
    300 Noble late harvest
Sri Lanka   450 Expressed in mg/kg. This limit is set to be reduced to 250 in the draft Food (Preservatives) Regulations
Switzerland   150 Red wine and Liqueur wines < 5 g/L residual sugar
    200 White and rosé wines with < 5 g/L residual sugar
    200 Red wine and liqueur wines with > 5 g/L residual sugar
    250 White and rosé wines with < 5 g/L residual sugar
    235 Sparkling wines
Taiwan   400 Alcohol products containing more than 250 ppm of SO2 are required to be labelled ‘this product contains less than 400 ppm of sulphur dioxide’
Tanzania 50 350 Still table wine, expressed in mg/kg
  30 250 Fortified wine, expressed in mg/kg
  50 250 Sparkling wine, expressed in mg/kg
  50 200 Dry fruit wine, expressed in mg/L
  35 300 Sweet fruit wine, expressed in mg/L
Thailand   300 Expressed in mg/dm3
Turkey   200 Red wine > 5 g/L sugar
    150 Red wine < 5 g/L sugar
    235 Sparkling wine
    250 White and rosé > 5g/L sugar
    200 White and rosé < 5g/L sugar
    200 Liqueur wines with > 5 g/L residual sugar
    150 Liqueur wines with < 5 g/L residual sugar
United Arab Emirates     Check with your importer
United Kingdom     See EU limits
United States of America   350  
Uruguay   250  
Vietnam   150 Red wine
    200 Red wine with > 5 g/L sugar (glucose + fructose)
    200 White wine, rosé wine
    250 White wine, rosé wine with > 5 g/L sugar (glucose + fructose)
    150 Liqueur wine with > 5 g/L sugar
    200 Mixed wine with > 5 g/L sugar
    185 Quality sparkling wine
    235 Sparkling wine (other than ‘quality’)
    400 Other wine products

 

BROWN LIQUOR 101

What’s the difference between bourbon, scotch, and rye?

https://www.giadzy.com/posts/food/how-to/451239/brown-liquor-101

 

 

Which Comes First? The Wine Or The Cheese?

Having a good selection of cheeses is fairly standard in Europe, especially in France, but in the U.S. the idea has dimmed a good deal and the inevitable conversations about which wine would go best with which cheese died down too

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2018/10/05/which-comes-first-the-wine-or-the-cheese/#69b950c53914

 

 

Alcohol and wine: What’s in a number?

For many wine drinkers, the most important part of a wine label is not the producer name nor the grape variety, but the percentage alcohol.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/alcohol-and-wine-what-s-in-a-number-1.3639828

Is wine good for you? Yes AND no

A glass of wine to accompany dinner after a hard day at work is a well-deserved release enjoyed by many.

But scientific research has left thousands who enjoy a glass every night confused over whether it is damaging their health.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6243621/Is-wine-good-Graphic-reveals-scientists-conflicting-claims.html

 

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