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Liquor Industry News 09-30-19

September 30, 2019

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

09-30-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Bacardi turns used plastic straws into vinyl records

Which NFL Stadium Has the Biggest Beer and Wine Selection?

Basketball star Michael Jordan launches Tequila

 

MACALLAN PARTNERS WITH PANTONE FOR NEW RELEASE

The Macallan said in a release that it saw parallels between making whisky and blending colours to create new shades and as purple is one of the most complex colours of the rainbow, it was felt to be a suitable choice to represent this particular malt.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/macallan-partners-with-pantone-for-new-release/

MAIL ORDER WINE EDUCATION SERVICE LAUNCHED

Subscribers to The Wine List receive two bottles of wine and study guides through their door each month with the aim of helping them to better navigate a wine list or supermarket aisle by getting to grips with their wine preferences.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/mail-order-wine-education-service-launched/

 

Top spirits for TV and film fans

Whether it’s imbibers drinking like their favourite film stars, distillers immersing themselves in pop culture, there’s no denying the worlds of spirits and cinema have become intertwined.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/top-spirits-for-tv-and-film-fans/

 

You’ve Heard of Biodynamic Wine. Now, Try Biodynamic Chocolate.

Óbolo Chocolate sources biodynamic berries from a Patagonian farm to use in its craft chocolate bars.

https://vinepair.com/articles/biodynamic-wine-chocolate/

 

The Calories, Carbs, and Alcohol in America’s Best-Selling Hard Seltzers

While no alcoholic beverage is “healthy,” most of these brands celebrate their low calories and carbs

https://vinepair.com/articles/calories-carbs-alcohol-best-selling-hard-seltzers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=54de5b0383-SEPT_17_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-54de5b0383-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-54de5b0383-38937345&mc_cid=54de5b0383&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Unified Theory Of Cooking With Beer has just 1 simple rule

If the beer is brown or amber in color, not too hoppy, and tasty enough for you to drink, you can cook with it.

https://thetakeout.com/unified-theory-of-cooking-with-beer-rule-guide-1838149318

Basketball star Michael Jordan launches Tequila

Jordan partnered with Jeanie Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers, Wes Edens of the Milwaukee Bucks, and Emilia Fazzalari and Wyc Grousbeck of the Boston Celtics to develop the new brand.

IN STOCK!

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/basketball-star-michael-jordan-launches-tequila/

New Patron

Patrón Tequila has introduced its oldest release to date: Extra Añejo 10 Años. The 10-year-old spirit was aged in a mix of American oak and American/Limousin oak barrels and is bottled at 40% abv. The release is packaged in a hand-blown glass bottle modeled after the original Patrón bottle. Patrón Extra Añejo 10 Años is rolling out now across the U.S. for a limited time at a suggested price of $350 a 750-ml. Last year, Bacardi-owned Patrón was up 3% to 2.4 million cases in the U.S., according Impact Databank.

The Best Coffee Table Books for Wine Lovers

A bottle of wine makes a great gift, but a book about wine may end up lasting a bit longer.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicoletrilivas/2019/09/16/the-best-coffee-table-books-for-wine-lovers/#585015b456fb

 

Dallas Cowboys team up with Josh Cellars for a new signature wine

Cowboys Special Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, now available at AT&T Stadium and throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

https://www.dallasnews.com/food/drinks/2019/09/16/dallas-cowboys-team-up-with-josh-cellars-for-a-new-signature-wine/

 

The Best Wine Advent Calendars You Can Get in the U.S.

There are Advent calendar options featuring beer, gin, other spirits, and wine.

http://www.eatingwell.com/syndication/the-best-wine-advent-calendars-you-can-get-in-the-us/

 

Wine No Longer Mixes With Cocktails

Wine brands are low down the list of priorities for major drinks companies and must compete for resources with more prized liquor brands

https://www.wsj.com/articles/wine-no-longer-mixes-with-cocktails-11568367181

 

Barrel Toasting with Infrared Heat

“What is the difference between an infrared toast and toasting over a fire?

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/cooperages-1912.html?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=e637a0b9a9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_17_09_32&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-e637a0b9a9-64683881#whatsnew

 

What Are the Worst Trends in Wine Right Now?

VinePair polled leading wine pros from around the country and asked for their take on the worst trends in wine right now.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sommeliers-worst-wine-trends-2019/

 

Organic sparkling wine DO move sparks new Cava rift

Corpinnat and Classic Penedès producers in Catalonia have joined forces in a bid to create the world’s first certified organic sparkling wine Denominación de Origen (DO-PDO).

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/25910/Organic_sparkling_wine_DO_move_sparks_new_Cava_rift.html

IS DARK RUM THE SAME THING AS AGED RUM?

Not exactly. An aged rum is always a dark rum, but not all dark rums are aged rums. (Rum is a very confusing spirit because labeling regulations are not as strict as with other spirits.)

Barrel aging is what usually gives brown spirits such as rum or whiskey their warm, toasty colors. In the case of rum, however, distillers can use an array of different aging times — a clear spirit takes on the color of a charred barrel very quickly, even if the flavors take longer to develop — or skip the barrel entirely and use caramel coloring on their spirits. The result would be dark but not aged.

So if you’re in the market for an aged rum, don’t rely on it being dark alone. Look for a numerical age statement printed on the bottle.

Meet the Wines of Southwest France

Once overshadowed by its neighbor, Bordeaux, Southwest France is seeing a surge in popularity, thanks to its standout wines made from the 300 grape varieties grown in the region.

https://vinepair.com/articles/meet-the-wines-of-southwest-france-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2b706f52e9-SEPT_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2b706f52e9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2b706f52e9-38937345&mc_cid=2b706f52e9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Top 10 U.S. Wine Distributors

 

New Barefoot

Barefoot is extending its range with a new trio of Fruit Moscatos. The three flavors—Apple, Peach, and Strawberry—double the Gallo brand’s Moscato lineup, which includes Original, Pink, and Red expressions. All three flavors are available in 750-ml. bottles and are available nationwide. Barefoot, the U.S. market’s second-largest brand in volume terms, has averaged annual growth of 13.3% over the past decade, reaching 18.5 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

 

11 of the Best Celebrity Wines

From everyday rosés to dinner-party-worthy reds, here are 11 of our favorite celebrity wines, broken down by category.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/11-best-celebrity-wines-2019/

 

These Are the Wines That Pair Well With Everything, Says a Sommelier

The easiest way to pair wine with food is to think about the region that your food—or wine—comes from.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/beverages/these-are-the-wines-that-pair-well-with-everything-says-a-sommelier/ar-AAHu7T7

What to know about wine regulations

Terroir is the taste of the place that the wine originated, whether it is a small area or a relatively large region.

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/life/columnists/2019/09/18/robert-russell-what-one-should-know-wine-regulations/2357589001/

Which NFL Stadium Has the Biggest Beer and Wine Selection?

Some recent analysis suggests the Seattle Seahawks may feature more drinks diversity than anyone else.

https://www.foodandwine.com/beer/nfl-stadium-beer-wine-menus-variety

The Best Wine for You Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Here’s your perfect pairing based on your zodiac sign.

https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/wine-for-your-zodiac-sign/

 

 

Bogle Vineyards Debuts New Video Series

For the first-time ever, consumers can now hear directly from those who have witnessed the apparition known as The Phantom.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=219790

Bacardi turns used plastic straws into vinyl records

Once enough straws have been collected, the records will be pressed and will be available to purchase

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/bacardi-turns-used-plastic-straws-into-vinyl-records/

Essential Books for Wine Enthusiasts

The confounding joy of wine is the fact that you will never fully master everything there is to know about the topic, but you can sure try—particularly with a few essential books in your library

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2019/09/21/wine-101-essential-books-for-wine-enthusiasts/#6c0c26464091

 

How Climate Change Is Helping British Bubbly to Rival Champagne

While the English certainly know how to drink bubbly, I was shocked that they also know how to make it.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-climate-change-is-helping-british-bubbly-to-rival-champagne

Rosé Shouldn’t Go Away with Summer: 5 Reasons to Sip Rosé Wine This Fall

It’s just as good for sweater weather as it is for swimsuit season.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/207901/rose-fall-wine/

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Liquor Industry News 09-23-19

September 23, 2019

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

09-23-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to decode a wine label like a pro

The 25 Most Important IPAs Right Now, Ranked

12 CELEBRITIES WITH THEIR OWN TEQUILA BRANDS

 

A Law Used Against Mobsters May Prevent Cannabis From Hurting Wine

Cannabis crops compete with vineyards for water and they tend to increase the value of land. In addition, some believe cannabis crops have the potential to contaminate grape crops; a recent court case took up that issue, but with a twist.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/09/06/the-law-used-against-mobsters-may-prevent-cannabis-from-hurting-wine/#102f9ae21805

 

That Wine Simile That Everyone Uses

Fine wine is a vague term, that can change meaning depending on who you’re talking to.

https://www.thechoppingblock.com/blog/that-wine-simile-that-everyone-uses

Pumpkin beer in August. Summer Ale in March. Do brewers know what season it is?

You’re just as likely to see Christmas ales pop up before Thanksgiving. Seasonal Irish reds may show up in the depths of winter

https://www.newyorkupstate.com/drinks/2019/09/pumpkin-beer-in-august-summer-ale-in-march-do-brewers-know-what-season-it-is.html

The hard seltzer gamble

The summer is over, but beer companies are banking the hard seltzer trend is here to stay.

https://www.axios.com/hard-seltzer-summer-540ea3c3-3edd-40e3-bfe8-bb15c05060d1.html

Red Blends Are More Popular Than Ever With U.S. Wine Drinkers

Cabernet Sauvignon is the undisputed top-selling red wine varietal in the United States, but the second-most-popular choice is far less specific.

That would be red blends, now sitting at No. 2

https://fortune.com/2019/09/07/red-wine-blends-us-wine-sales/

Massachusetts wine sales post mixed results

It appears that wine sales in Massachusetts will probably end the year as a mixed bag, with solid sales growth for some sectors and little to none for others

https://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20190908/off-vine-massachusetts–wine-sales-post-mixed-results

12 CELEBRITIES WITH THEIR OWN TEQUILA BRANDS

Multiple celebrity-backed tequilas are gold medal winners. For many stars-turned-distillers, this is clearly something more than a vanity project.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/12-celebrities-with-their-own-tequila-brands/

 

 

Jose Cuervo creates Day of the Dead designs

Consumers can purchase the Dia de Muertos Jose Cuervo Silver and Reposado bottles from across the US ahead of the annual celebration, which will take place on 2 November.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/jose-cuervo-creates-day-of-the-dead-designs/

Dewar’s Unveils Caribbean Smooth, The First In A Series Of New Cask-Finished Expressions

Dewar’s Scotch whisky is launching Dewar’s Caribbean Smooth, an 8-year-old, double-aged Scotch finished in Caribbean rum casks. The new release, which carries a retail price of $22, combines up to 40 single malt and grain whiskies aged at least eight years and finished in ex-Caribbean rum casks for around six months. The casks were filled at the Dewar’s aging warehouses in Glasgow.

The Dewar’s plan is for Caribbean Smooth to be the first in a series of cask finishes at this entry-level pricing tier. “Cask finishes have hitherto mainly been confined to single malts or above-$30 blends,” says Brian Cox, vice president, Dewar’s Scotch whisky, North America. “With this series, we intend to bring these flavor profiles to a broader market. We see this as significant, as in the longer term it’s important to feed the entry level in order to have a premiumization ladder.”

Caribbean Smooth follows the Dewar’s “double-aging” process, whereby single grain and single malt whiskies, all matured at least eight years, are blended together and returned to oak casks for about six months. In the case of Caribbean Smooth, the blend is then finished in Caribbean rum casks.

What Are Sulfites in Wine? Everything You Need to Know

This article looks at the uses and side effects of sulfites in wine, plus some easy ways to limit your sulfite intake.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/sulfites-in-wine

You can now enjoy a cup of tea and glass of wine in one drink

Its currently only available in Australian alcohol chain Dan Murphy’s.

https://news.yahoo.com/wine-tea-one-drink-132710149.html

Is wine by the glass a rip-off?

Like most things in life, the answer to whether wine by the glass is a rip-off is pretty much: Well, that depends.

https://thetakeout.com/is-wine-by-the-glass-a-rip-off-1837986444

What’s Amphora Wine?

To geek out just for a second, amphora is something of a misnomer.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/what-is-amphora-wine/

 

How much does a wine’s vintage really matter?

Since the weather changes from year to year or even day to day, it makes perfect sense to me that no two vintages ever taste exactly the same.

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2019/09/wine-press-how-much-does-a-wines-vintage-really-matter.html

 

Hot temperatures “damage” Spanish wine production

August 2019 was the fifth consecutive August with above average temperatures. Although rainfall during the month matched the yearly average of 23 liters a square meter, this rain didn’t fall evenly, but in damaging heavy storms, meaning some areas received the yearly average in as little as a single hour.

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/10/c_138378983.htm

 

5 Tips for Cooking with Wine

Here are five suggestions for cooking with wine:

https://www.wtso.com/blog/5-tips-for-cooking-with-wine/

 

Is There Actually Any Pumpkin in Pumpkin Beer?

The spice flavors are what drinkers associate with pumpkin beer, not the flavor of actual pumpkin.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-whats-in-pumpkin-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0305b313a6-SEPT_11_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0305b313a6-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-0305b313a6-38937345&mc_cid=0305b313a6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

It’s official: pink beer is a thing

Rosé beer has officially become a thing

https://www.marinij.com/2019/09/10/its-official-pink-beer-is-a-thing/

Can Marijuana Odor Taint Wine Grapes?

Instead of “smoke taint,” call it “smoking taint.”

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-grapes-marijuana-odor-lawsuit-oregon

Everything You Need To Know About ‘Smashable’ Reds, A Wine Category That Breaks All The Rules

Compared to the typical red, smashables are lighter in body but full in flavor

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/09/8360303/smashable-red-wine-australia

 

Welcome fall with pears baked in wine

Choose Anjou, Bartlett, Bosc or other not too ripe but not too mushy pears

https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/09/11/welcome-fall-with-pears-baked-in-wine/

 

 

How the Hell is White Claw Hard Seltzer Outselling Budweiser?

This is no joke. Millennials are drinking staggering amounts of hard seltzer instead of beer.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-the-hell-is-white-claw-hard-seltzer-outselling-budweiser

 

If You Don’t Like Our Wine Vocabulary, Suggest an Alternative

Finding a way to communicate about the flavors, aromas, and textures of a wine became essential to the health of the wine community.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2019/09/11/if-dont-like-our-wine-vocabulary-suggest-an-alternative/

 

Should Tasting Fees Be Waived with Purchase?

Before you decide whether you wish to waive the tasting fee for any guest who buys, you might want to do a cost analysis to discover how much a tasting actually costs.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/09/11/should-tasting-fees-be-waived-with-purchase?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=8291ad4e79-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_11_09_57&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-8291ad4e79-64683881

 

Wine Scores Are The Worst Marketing Technique – So Stop It!

Receiving a 100 point score was a game changer for wineries and instantly catapulted them from obscurity to fame and success. But, is that still the case today?

https://www.hwy29creative.com/blog/wine-scores-are-the-worst-marketing-technique-so-stop-it?utm_source=wine_industry_advisor&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=wine_scores&utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=8291ad4e79-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_11_09_57&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-8291ad4e79-64683881

 

 

Get Ready For Cancer Warnings on Wine Labels

Is the wine industry doing anything to combat this attack?

http://svbwine.blogspot.com/2019/09/get-ready-for-cancer-warnings-on-wine.html

Why Mexican Wine Is No Longer a Restaurant Novelty

Mexican winemaking is not new. It’s been practiced since Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés was said to have brought the Mission grape (now known to be Listán Prieto) to the Americas in the 16th century.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/11/mexican-wine-restaurants/

Maker’s Mark releases 2019 Wood Finishing Bourbon

The new expression joins permanent bottlings Maker’s Mark 46 and Maker’s Mark Private Select in the collection, with additional limited edition Bourbons to be released in the coming years.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/makers-mark-releases-2019-wood-finishing-bourbon/

OFFICIAL DOWNTON ABBEY COCKTAIL BOOK LAUNCHED

Among the recipes are classic cocktails from the 1920s, including The Clover Club and Mint Julep, alongside libations inspired by characters in the show, such as the Downton Heir, Turkish Attaché, The Valet and The Chauffeur.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/official-downton-abbey-cocktail-book-launched/

 

How Many Glasses in a Bottle and Other Wine Facts

What’s Inside a Bottle of Wine

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/how-many-glasses-bottle-wine/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Turn Your Old Corks Into Cash! (The Bottles, Too)

How To Sell On Ebay

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/turn-your-old-corks-into-cash-the-bottles-too/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=38fcab8e77-SEPT_12_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-38fcab8e77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-38fcab8e77-38937345&mc_cid=38fcab8e77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

12 Of The Most Impressive Wineries In The World

These are impressive facilities that have the sole purpose of connoting the gravitas of the wine within.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/12-impressive-wineries-world/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=38fcab8e77-SEPT_12_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-38fcab8e77-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-38fcab8e77-38937345&mc_cid=38fcab8e77&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Hard Cold Brew

MillerCoors is rolling out La Colombe Hard Cold Brew Coffee, a new offering created with La Colombe Coffee Roasters. Initially launching in Massachusetts, Florida, and Colorado, the newcomer is at 4.2% abv and is made from medium-roasted Colombian and Brazilian cold brew coffee, alcohol, cane sugar, and natural flavor. It’s debuting with two flavors, Black and Vanilla, and sells in 4-packs of 9-ounce cans and single-serve 9-ounce cans.

 

What ingredients are really in wine?

Wineries make it difficult to know every ingredient used in their wines

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/grateful/2019/09/11/wine-ingredients-labels-explained/1684913001/

 

How to Pair Wine with Pears

The many types of pears can be quite different, but most share certain qualities and complementary flavors that make wine pear-ing a breeze.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/11/how-to-pair-wine-with-pears/

 

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Announces Launch of Upshot White Blend

UPSHOT is defined as the final positive outcome of an action or series of events, in this case – the growing season and blending process

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/09/12/rodney-strong-wine-estates-announces-launch-upshot-white-blend?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=377b3ee02a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_12_09_38&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-377b3ee02a-64683881

 

Pinotage, South Africa’s Very Own National Grape

Some loved it, many were less enthusiastic

https://www.capetownmagazine.com/wine-and-dine/why-we-love-pinotage-south-africas-very-own-national-grape/117_22_19479

 

 

SAKÉ-FLAVOURED KITKAT GOES ON SALE IN JAPAN

Since the year 2000 Nestlé has launched over 200 different KitKat flavours, including matcha tea, soy sauce, cherry blossom, edamame and umeshu.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/sake-flavoured-kitkat-goes-on-sale-in-japan/

 

The 25 Most Important IPAs Right Now, Ranked

This includes the ones everyone’s already talking about, plus those we should be — and will be — drinking more in the months to come.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-important-ipas-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=807a34b425-SEPT_13_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-807a34b425-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-807a34b425-38937345&mc_cid=807a34b425&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Six of the Best Vodka Mixers

Vodka is supposed to be flavorless, says the TTB, the government bureau that regulates alcohol.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-best-vodka-mixers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=807a34b425-SEPT_13_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-807a34b425-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-807a34b425-38937345&mc_cid=807a34b425&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

99 percent of Sonoma County Vineyards Certified Sustainable

The record-breaking percentage of vineyards certified sustainable was announced five years after 1,800 said they were committed to pursuing best management practices and having their properties certified sustainable by a third party.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=219514

 

Your Definitive Guide to NFL Wines and Winemakers

14 teams have official wines, while retired Hall-of-Famers are making their own plays on the grape field

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/your-definitive-guide-to-nfl-football-wines-and-winemakers

 

Here Are The Major Types Of Red Wine

Never get embarrassed in a wine store again!

https://www.delish.com/entertaining/wine/g29023291/red-wine-types/

 

Are Online Wine Courses Worth Your Time?

Our wine columnist found copious information just a click away—but the pedagogy wasn’t always A+

https://www.wsj.com/articles/are-online-wine-courses-worth-your-time-11568321079

 

Want to Join a Wine Club? Here’s What You Need to Know

You’ll learn about wines and make friends.

https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2019/9/12/want-to-join-a-wine-club-here-s-what-you-need-to-know

 

Tips to Follow When Choosing Good Quality Wine

Your experience of choosing wine based on your knowledge is magical.

https://www.wtso.com/blog/tips-to-follow-when-choosing-good-quality-wine/

 

Rethinking the Classic Oak Barrel for Wine

Many people know wine is often aged in oak barrels. But there are a number of different ways to ferment and age a wine, from clay amphorae to concrete eggs.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/12/oak-barrel-wine-aging-alternatives/

 

The Complete Guide to Phylloxera

Phylloxera is famous as the pest that destroyed vast areas of European vineyard in the 19th Century, almost wiping out some of the world’s greatest wine regions.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/09/the-complete-guide-to-phylloxera?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=dfb40ebdc1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_13_08_56&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-dfb40ebdc1-64683881

 

Notice of Emergency Regulation

The MA Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has issued an emergency regulation, effective immediately, that amends 204 CMR 2.08, “Inducements,” to prohibit the receipt of inducements by any licensee.

https://www.mass.gov/news/notice-of-emergency-regulation

Key terms to help you find the bottle of your dreams

Here are common wine tasting terms with brief explanations that can help you interpret tasting notes or those wine-geek conversations at dinner parties.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/wine-101-key-terms-to-help-you-find-the-bottle-of-your-dreams/2019/09/13/ff842dea-d4c1-11e9-9610-fb56c5522e1c_story.html

In case you’ve ever wondered, these are the best wines to pair with tailgate foods

Dare we suggest wine as an alternative Sunday Funday drink of choice?

https://www.phillyvoice.com/pairing-wine-with-tailgate-foods-fall-football/

How to decode a wine label like a pro

Some tips on how to get the most important information off a wine bottle label,

https://www.theloop.ca/how-to-decode-a-wine-label-like-a-pro/

 

 

The World’s Best Value Pinot Noir

Value and Pinot Noir in the same sentence? Oh yes, indeed – let us show you how.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/09/the-worlds-best-value-pinot-noir

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 09-16-19

September 16, 2019

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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09-16-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Non-alcohol beer Coors Edge coming to U.S. in November

New study: We’ll happily pay a premium for wine when it comes to Drink Local

11 Things You Should Know About Pappy Van Winkle

 

Organic Wine 101

There is a significant difference between wines made with organic grapes and those that are USDA Organic Certified.

https://www.cleaneatingmag.com/clean-pantry/organic-wine-101

 

ONE THIRD OF DRINKERS DON’T KNOW YOU CAN CHILL RED WINE

Of those surveyed, more than a third (36%) said they believed it is ‘completely wrong’ to drink refrigerated red wine, while just 8% will pour a glass or two of red during the summer months – instead turning to white or rosé.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/one-third-of-drinkers-dont-know-you-can-chill-red-wine/

 

Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee, A New Coffee Liqueur Extension

Mast-Jägermeister US today unveils Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee, the company’s latest innovation, which is set to launch nationally in January. The liqueur is made with a base of Jägermeister blended with flavors of Arabica coffee and cacao. It targets the shot occasion, aiming to attract brand loyalists as well as coffee fans. The 33% abv release will retail in the U.S. at around $25 a 750-ml. and $33 a liter. Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee also will be available in the U.K., with select travel retail markets to follow.

“We wanted to recruit a new generation of drinkers, and knew we had to create a liqueur to be enjoyed across numerous occasions,” said Mast-Jägermeister US’s CMO Chris Peddy. Director of innovation Jack Carson called it a natural idea, as Jägermeister and coffee already are a common pairing among fans.

The new release will cap a period of innovation for the brand, with CEO Jeff Popkin pointing to recent releases Mini Meisters, Coolpack, and Manifest as areas of success. The Coolpacks have performed particularly well, especially in national retail accounts. “The take rate has been excellent,” says Popkin. “The 375-ml. business is doing very well.”

 

HEATWAVE SHRINKS CHAMPAGNE HARVEST BY ALMOST 20%

Although yields in the region are officially limited by the Comité Champagne, which governs all aspects of production in the appellation, this year’s vintage is being restricted by nature, not man.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/heatwave-shrinks-champagne-harvest-by-almost-20/

 

How AR Is Reinventing Drinks Marketing

Interactive augmented reality apps and multisensory experiences create new opportunities for engaging with consumers

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-ar-is-reinventing-drinks-marketing/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=76294436&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_a29ObbOFK4TqtRsCrE3kPZlVFDS6rBeynuZCBSRlVtD_XOSV2rRVujgKTQNazY3DOkwQ4glFHVZ1fWi56WskhQ4pKxsaY2rFfaWXiIN_jkVGnlcg&_hsmi=76349312

 

Coffee is more like wine than you think

A parallel can easily be drawn between the worlds of wine and coffee.

https://azbigmedia.com/lifestyle/restaurants/coffee-is-more-like-wine-than-you-think/

How much does temperature affect a wine’s taste?

Does the temperature really matter?

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2019/09/wine-press-how-much-does-temperature-affect-a-wines-taste.html

Tandon Startup Developed Method for Pesticide-Free Weed, Wine and Tea

The protein breaks down the pesticides known as organophosphates, or OPs, found in the products

https://nyunews.com/news/2019/09/03/tandon-startup-detoxifies-weed-wine/

Apothic Wines Stuns Once Again With Launch Of Limited-Edition Sparkling Red

Apothic Sparkling Red is the boundary busting challenger to the sleepy world of sparkling white wine

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/apothic-wines-stuns-once-again-with-launch-of-limited-edition-sparkling-red-300910015.html

JAY Z’S CHAMPAGNE BRAND IS ABOUT TO RELEASE ITS ‘RAREST, MOST EXPENSIVE CUVÉE TO DATE’

Champagne Armand de Brignac is adding to its Blanc de Noirs Assemblage line with a new, expensive limited edition Champagne made from three separate vintages.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/jay-zs-champagne-brand-is-about-to-release-its-rarest-most-expensive-cuvee-to-date/

MTV star left blind in one eye after accident with champagne cork

MTV star Theo Campbell experienced the very real danger popping a bottle of champagne can pose firsthand this week when he says an unfortunate accident with a champagne cork left him unable to see in one eye.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/MTV-star-left-blind-in-one-eye-after-accident-14394416.php#photo-18173956

The untold story behind the Master Sommelier exam scandal

Attica wine director Jane Lopes proved her mastery as a sommelier, only to have the recognition stripped away.

https://www.goodfood.com.au/drinks/wine/the-untold-story-behind-the-master-sommeliers-exam-scandal-20190829-h1hj91?sfns=mo

Legal Wine Additives; the list

Materials Authorized for Treatment of Wine and Juice

https://thefeiringline.com/legal-wine-additives-the-list/

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Terlato Wines has debuted a new luxury Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State’s Red Mountain appellation, Klipsun Vineyard Cabernet. The wine is sourced from and named for the region’s Klipsun vineyard, which Terlato purchased in 2016. Only 1,000 6-packs of the inaugural 2016 vintage will be released, with each individually numbered bottle retailing for $150 a 750-ml. In the past, grapes from the Klipsun vineyard have sold to Col Solare and Quilceda Creek, among others.

 

Why Big Doesn’t Always Mean Bad

Companies don’t grow to that size by selling wine consumers find offensive. And they don’t stay in business by shipping products which get taken right back to the store. The wines are clean. If anything, they are clean to a fault.

http://www.fredswan.wine/2019/08/28/big-doesnt-always-mean-bad/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=3c897d3cfa-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_03_09_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-3c897d3cfa-64683881

 

Are organic grapes better for winemaking?

Here are the results from recent studies, which have focused on the consequences that alternative farming systems have on vine, grape and wine parameters.

https://blog.vintagereport.com/2019/01/21/organic-grapes-winemaking/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=3c897d3cfa-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_03_09_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-3c897d3cfa-64683881

 

The Right Knives to Use With Every Type of Cheese

Just as there are preferred knives for slicing bread, filleting fish, and dicing vegetables, certain cheese knives are designed for specific types of cheese.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-right-knives-to-use-with-every-type-of-cheese-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6ed379676c-SEPT_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&mc_cid=6ed379676c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Nine of the World’s Most Beautiful Wine and Spirits Bottles

Some wine and spirit bottles are bona fide works of art.

https://vinepair.com/articles/9-best-wine-spirits-bottles/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6ed379676c-SEPT_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&mc_cid=6ed379676c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

11 Things You Should Know About Pappy Van Winkle

The whiskey is one of the hardest-to-find bottles out there, and it’s cherished worldwide as the ultimate example of quality.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-things-should-know-pappy-van-winkle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6ed379676c-SEPT_4_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-6ed379676c-38937345&mc_cid=6ed379676c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Phylloxera Strikes Walla Walla Vineyards

Walla Walla Valley is unusually vulnerable to phylloxera because many growers there chose to plant grapevines on their own roots, rather than graft them onto phylloxera-resistant roots, as is common in most wine-producing regions.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/09/phylloxera-strikes-walla-walla-vineyards

 

Extended Rotating Warnings On Beverage Alcohol Labels? Perhaps

If certain groups have their way today, the U.S. beverage alcohol warning label may soon be graced with this adjunct message: “Government Warning: According to the Surgeon General, consumption of alcoholic beverages can cause cancer, including breast and colon cancers.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/09/03/extended-rotating-warnings-on-beverage-alcohol-labels-perhaps/#274d39bb4f3a

 

“Location-Aware” Wine Labels to Drive New Sales

Consumers are able to scan the labels of hundreds of wines, viewing that winery’s content which is stunningly displayed in  augmented reality, right at the bottle face

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/location-aware-wine-labels-to-drive-new-sales-says-third-aurora-300911177.html

 

Perfect pours for cheering on the Pats

Doubleback — that will have your guests going gaga as the GOAT surgically strikes at the heart of the Steelers defense with precise play-calling and execution.

https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/09/04/perfect-pours-for-cheering-on-the-pats/

 

What’s the Right Temperature for Champagne? It Depends.

There’s more to it than pulling it out of the fridge and popping the cork.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/03/best-chamapgne-temperature/

Yes, Hangover-Free Wines Do Exist

Dry Farm Wines tests the wines they carry in a lab because wine does not have a contents label, and thus we consumers are blind to what is actually in our wine.

https://styleblueprint.com/everyday/hangover-free-wines-dry-farm-wines/

What is the difference between fortified and unfortified wine?

Fortified wine means any wine, of more than sixteen percent (16%) and no more than twenty-four percent (24%) alcohol by volume, made by fermentation from grapes, fruits, berries, rice, or honey; or by the addition of pure cane, beet, or dextrose sugar; or by the addition of pure brandy from the same type of grape, fruit, berry, rice, or honey that is contained in the base wine and produced in accordance with the regulations of the United States. Unfortified wine means any wine of sixteen percent (16%) or less alcohol by volume, made by fermentation from grapes, fruits, berries, rice, or honey; or by the addition of pure cane, beet, or dextrose sugar; or by the addition of pure brandy from the same type of grape, fruit, berry, rice, or honey that is contained in the base wine and produced in accordance with the regulations of the United States.

 

Understanding the Evolution of Cannabis Wine

Cannabis—stands on complicated legal ground, caught in the contradictory crosshairs of federal and state regulations, while on the brink of contributing to whole new categories of consumable products, including cannabis-infused wine.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/understanding-the-evolution-of-cannabis-wine/

Cava growers to take strike action

Grape growers in Catalonia have agreed to strike action in September, to protest a dramatic fall in prices for Cava grapes.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/news/cava-growers-take-strike-action

New Bourbon

Larceny Bourbon has released an augmented reality smartphone app called Unlock the Rickhouse. Now through the end of the year, consumers can use the app to explore virtual rickhouses for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize and other goodies. The concept was inspired by the brand’s historical mascot John E. Fitzgerald, a treasury agent who used his authority to help himself to the choicest products in the rickhouses under his purview. Part of Bardstown, Kentucky-based Heaven Hill’s portfolio, Larceny Bourbon is at 46% abv and retails for $25 a 750-ml. Last year, Larceny depleted 103,000 cases in the U.S., up 21%, according to Impact Databank.

How, When, and Why It’s Okay to Send Back a Bottle of Wine

A lot depends on why you’re refusing the wine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-why-send-back-wine-restaurant/

Cracking the Wine Code

Your local, passionate wine purveyor loves to help you have a great wine experience.

https://thetahoeweekly.com/2019/09/cracking-the-wine-code/

The High-Altitude Vineyards of Greece

As one of Europe’s most mountainous countries, Greece is a hotbed of excellent high-altitude wines.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/04/high-altitude-vineyards-of-greece/

Why a Wine’s Alcohol-by-Volume is Lying to You

One thing required to be on a label (sort of) is the percent of alcohol by volume, or abv. You might be surprised, however, to learn the alcohol percentage listed is often not entirely true.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/04/wine-abv-is-a-lie/

Judge orders Anheuser-Busch to halt ‘corn syrup’ labels

To stop using Bud Light packaging that implies rival brews made by MillerCoors contain corn syrup.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/judge-orders-anheuser-busch-halt-170942544.html

Online selling means building trust. Here are 5 ways to win that & 5 to lose it.

 

How to Tell if Wine Has Gone Bad

As a general rule, if a wine bottle is open for over a week it’s probably gone “bad.”

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/how-to-tell-if-wine-has-gone-bad/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

The 20 Best Bottled-in-Bond Whiskeys, Ryes, Bourbons, and Brandies at Every Price

You’ve probably heard the term “bottled in bond” before, but what exactly does it mean?

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/20-best-bottled-in-bond-whiskeys-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=be930555fe-SEPT_6_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-be930555fe-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-be930555fe-38937345&mc_cid=be930555fe&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Distiller uses beef bones to create video game vodka

The vodka is made from a wheat spirit base. Once the beef bones have been roasted and smoked, the marrow is extracted and macerated in neutral grain alcohol. The spirit is then distilled at a low temperature in a vacuum still.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/distiller-uses-beef-bones-to-create-video-game-vodka/

 

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Chapel Hill has grown steadily in both population and reputation on the national dining scene over the last two decades.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/05/a-wine-lovers-guide-to-chapel-hill-north-carolina/

Half-Bottles of Wine Offer Value and Variety. So Why Aren’t We Drinking Them?

Half-bottles hold 375 milliliters, or 12.6 ounces, of wine — the equivalent of two generous glasses

https://vinepair.com/articles/half-bottle-wine-advantages/

 

Millennials are drinking more because they’re having kids

In 2013, millennials consumed about 24 alcoholic drinks per month. By this year, that number has climbed to about 29 per month – with about 77% of all millennials in the U.S. consuming alcoho

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/05/constellations-brands-millennials-are-drinking-more-because-of-kids.html

Chianti producers to consider increasing sweetness to ‘appeal to women’ and younger drinkers

The Italian government has approved a request from the Chianti Wine Consortium that will allow wine producers to raise the level of residual sugars from the grapes they use to produce the famous wine in line with European regulations.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/05/chianti-producers-consider-increasing-sweetness-appeal-women/

 

New study: We’ll happily pay a premium for wine when it comes to Drink Local

Results hint that consumers are less likely to associate price with quality for national brands, and are more likely to buy cheaper products since they all seem the same regardless of price. But the reverse seems to be true for local wine; that is, consumers equate higher price with better quality.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/new-study-well-happily-pay-a-premium-for-wine-when-it-comes-to-drink-local/

 

https://phys.org/news/2019-09-consumers-price-quality-products.html

 

 

Non-alcohol beer Coors Edge coming to U.S. in November

With the launch of the Coors Edge, which contains 41 calories, 8 grams of carbohydrates and less than 0.5% alcohol-by-volume, the brewer is taking another step in modernizing its portfolio of lower-octane beverages.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/non-alcohol-beer-coors-edge-coming-us-november?sf218897512=1

 

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Liquor Industry News 09-09-19

September 9, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

09-09-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Eight Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask About Spiked Seltzer

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

Why I Let My Kids Drink Wine

 

The Ultimate Guide To Spanish Wine

The Spanish wine scene is going through exciting times

https://www.thewinesociety.com/guides-wine-regions-spain

Wine Freedom Expands Membership to Protect Wine Drinkers Rights
Wine Freedom is supported by consumers, the National Association of Wine Retailers, and others

https://www.winefreedom.org

 

NAPA PRODUCER INTRODUCES NEW ‘CULT CAB’

A boutique producer in the Napa Valley has launched a new limited edition Cabernet Sauvignon, of just 300 magnums priced at US$3,500 each, with the owner declaring it to be, “wild energy, a leopard”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/napa-producer-introduces-new-cult-cab/

The Most Iconic Food and White Wine Pairings — and Why They Work So Well

Ready to sample some gastronomical matches made in heaven? Here are five of the world’s most iconic food and white wine pairings, and why they work.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-food-white-wine-pairings-guide/

How to Order Wine Like a Boss (Without Paying Like One)

If you are the one handing over your credit card, how can you keep the wine bill under control?

https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2019/08/26/how-to-order-wine-like-a-boss-without-paying-like-one/?slreturn=20190728091710

Why I Let My Kids Drink Wine

My Italian wife grew up with her father offering her wine at the table. Not a bottle, just a sip here and there. We now do the same with our 10 and 8 year old. A sip here and there.

https://10daily.com.au/views/a190819efzgw/why-i-let-my-kids-drink-wine-20190826

Are Expensive Wines Better?

The question is broad, so a simple “yes or no” answer doesn’t work, but the short answer is “usually.”

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/are-expensive-wines-better-/1041

Impact Compounds

These compounds are derived from grape chemistry, vineyard environment, and winemaking techniques.

http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/impact-compounds

Ten top-quality Irish whiskeys for $50 or less

From a five-year-old whiskey created by the founders behind one of the world’s top bars to an Irish whiskey finished in Caribbean rum casks, there’s something to suit every palate in our pick of top bottlings from the Emerald Isle.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/ten-top-quality-irish-whiskeys-for-50-or-less/

‘MISLEADING’ LABELS ON IRISH WHISKEY COULD DAMAGE CATEGORY

Any statements on labels that “would appear to give the impression of distilling where distilling is not yet taking place, is not permitted,” according to the IWA

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/misleading-labels-on-irish-whiskey-could-damage-category-growth/

New Tanqueray

Tanqueray gin has unveiled a new flavored expression. Distilled four times with the essence of orange, Tanqueray Sevilla Orange is now rolling out across select Florida markets. While the launch will initially be limited to 1-liter bottles, 750-ml. packaging is set to debut in October. The orange-tinted expression first launched in Europe last September. Tanqueray is a part of Diageo’s gin portfolio, which also includes the Gordon’s, Jinzu, and Villa Ascenti labels.

Wait, ‘Hyperdecanting’ Wine Isn’t Just a Succession Joke?

Should hyperdecant because “it softens the tannins, ages the aromas.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2019/08/succession-connor-roy-hyperdecanting-wine.html

The Complete Guide to Cork Taint

This is a broad term which is applied to wine faults affecting the smell and taste of the wine.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/08/the-complete-guide-to-cork-taint

Drink These 50 Wines to Be a French Wine Expert

French wine is endlessly fascinating. If you try the 50 wines here, or even a fair percentage of them, you’ll never be daunted by the French wine section on a restaurant list ever again.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/best-french-wines

Organic and biodynamic wines quality and characteristics: the scientific point of view

The organic wines represent the 2.4% of the wine global market and their trend is increasing. Their production is regulated by law, but it has not the same meaning in different countries.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2019/08/25/organic-and-biodynamic-wines-quality-and-characteristics-the-scientific-point-of-view/

The world’s three largest wineries, all owned by the same company

In 2000, they claimed to take one-third of the total grape harvest in California (they have 90 000 acres under contract), and to make more wine than all of Australia.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/california/the-worlds-three-largest-wineries-all-owned-by-the-same-company

Inside Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico, one of the world’s most celebrated wine regions, lies between the renowned Tuscan cities of Florence and Siena.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/styles-regions/inside-chianti-classico?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=8e8ad1ab6a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_27_09_34&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-8e8ad1ab6a-64683881

HOW TO STOP YOUR TEEN FROM DRINKING AND DRIVING

While you may not be able to control every choice your teen makes, you can help steer him or her in the right direction. The following suggestions can help you keep your teen from getting an underage OUI conviction.

https://www.carneydefense.com/blog/2019/05/how-to-stop-your-teen-from-drinking-and-driving.shtml

Stoli Group Unveils New Upscale Tequila, Villa One

Stoli Group has partnered with musician and actor Nick Jonas and fashion designer John Varvatos on a new high-end Tequila brand called Villa One. The new entry will debut nationally next month, including 100%-blue agave Silver ($45 a 750-ml.), Reposado ($50), and Añejo ($60) expressions made at Stoli Group’s Fabrica de Tequilas Finos distillery by master distiller Arturo Fuentes. All are at 40% abv.

The Villa One brand was inspired by a trip that Jonas and Varvatos took to Mexico last year. The duo is responsible for Villa One’s bottle design, which includes jewelry-inspired metalwork that’s a signature of the John Varvatos brand, and will promote the label under the tagline “Life as it should be.” Stoli Group acting president and CEO Rudy Costello noted that the ultra-premium Tequila space is continuing its strong growth trend, and is projected to expand by about 8% this year.

“At launch, we’re focusing on high-quality distribution channels and ensuring that the brand is introduced the right way,” Stoli noted in a statement to SND. “We own our own distillery, so we can manage demand along the way, but we do have long-term aspirations to compete with the top five tequilas in the ultra-premium sector.” Villa One joins the existing Cenote Tequila in Stoli Group’s brand stable.

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Partners with Professional Football Teams

No. 3 Glass Wine Brand in U.S.* Becomes Official Wine Partner of Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears, and New York Giants and Celebrates Partnership by Introducing New Football Themed Canned Wine

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/08/28/1907788/0/en/Woodbridge-by-Robert-Mondavi-Partners-with-Professional-Football-Teams.html

The Science of Color in Wine

Wine professionals discuss pigmentation, extraction, and how color can affect everything from appearance to ageability

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-color-in-wine/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=10252b600d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_28_09_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-10252b600d-64683881

How to Create Pinot Noir Wine Flights

One tip to consider when tasting: rather than searching for fruit flavors, focus on texture.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/08/27/create-pinot-noir-wine-flights/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=10252b600d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_28_09_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-10252b600d-64683881

Nick Jonas and John Varvatos create Villa One Tequila

The pair were inspired to launch their Tequila brand after taking a trip to Mexico with friends and family in 2018.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/nick-jonas-and-john-varvatos-create-villa-one-tequila/

The Secret About Wine Vintages

The reality is, the moment you find a wine you truly love, you have to accept it will never be the same again. Why? Vintage variation.

https://winefolly.com/episode/the-secret-about-wine-vintages-video/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

It always has been there and it always will be. It’s time to accept the inevitability and choose the best of the worst.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-cheap-american-beers-ranked-from-awful-to-drinabkle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=22590d4554-AUG_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-22590d4554-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-22590d4554-38937345&mc_cid=22590d4554&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

U.S. Supermarket Wine Is Getting Better

Supermarket wine has a pretty bad rap here — deservedly so.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanneobriencoffey/2019/08/28/is-us-supermarket-wine-getting-better/#4315d47464e3

Patriots commemorative 6X champions wine collection

Manos Wine, a company specializing in deep-etched and hand-painted bottles, announced a partnership with the Patriots,

https://www.patriots.com/news/manos-makes-commemorative-6x-champions-wine-collection

Red Wines of Prosecco

When it comes to looking for red wines with moderate-level alcohol with finesse and restraint, the Prosecco wine area is probably the last place in Europe that one might consider.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathrinetodd/2019/08/28/red-wines-of-prosecco/#3e94d6537e9a

How to spot a good wine

How exactly do you differentiate a good wine from a bad one?

https://www.brusselstimes.com/opinion/65739/how-to-spot-a-good-wine/

Gen Z Wine Consumers: What Do They Want from the Wine Industry?

While many wine marketers have been focusing on selling wine to Millennials, more than 20 million Generation Z consumers have reached legal drinking age since 2016

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=218675

Why is fine wine easier to value than art and cars?

When it comes to investment, wine, art and cars have often been regarded as ‘pleasurable’ assets.

https://www.liv-ex.com/2019/08/fine-wine-easier-value-art-cars/

Australian Wine 101: The Lowdown on Wine Down Under

It’s home to many inventions and new technology that, quite literally, changed the world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/australian-wine-101/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=678a37c82d-AUG_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-678a37c82d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-678a37c82d-38937345&mc_cid=678a37c82d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Eight Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask About Spiked Seltzer, Hard Tea, and Other FMBs

Confused about the connection between hard seltzers and beer, not to mention the differences between hard tea and other spiked canned or bottled beverages?

https://vinepair.com/articles/spiked-seltzer-guide-definition-hard-tea/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=678a37c82d-AUG_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-678a37c82d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-678a37c82d-38937345&mc_cid=678a37c82d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

This Is What The ‘Summer Of Seltzer’ Has Done To Beer Sales

It seemed as if everywhere you turned during summer 2019, from barbecues to the beach, there was a spiked seltzer.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilycappiello/2019/08/29/this-is-what-the-summer-of-seltzer-has-done-to-beer-sales/#6ab2b1ea63a6

Ball Is Making Aluminum Beer Pong Cups That Are ‘Infinitely Recyclable’

The aluminum Solo-esque cups are “infinitely recyclable,” the brand said, much more so than the cheap plastic cups that litter backyards and parking lots after a long day of drinking

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a28842420/ball-aluminum-cups-sustainability-beer-pong/

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Montreal

Despite a dearth of independent wine shops due to Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ), Quebec’s liquor retail system, Montreal’s growing wine scene, which champions natural wine, only helps to establish the city’s distinctive culture.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/08/29/a-wine-lovers-guide-to-montreal/

Like Your Favorite Wines, French Absinthe Now Has Geographical Protection

Made from anise seed, fennel and wormwood, absinthe was introduced over the border of Switzerland to France in the early part of the 1800s

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2019/08/29/like-your-favorite-wines-french-absinthe-now-has-geographical-protection/#70778b981473

 

Wine’s Alcohol Levels Explained

During the harvesting and fermentation stages of winemaking, alcohol is created differentiating wine from the simple grape juice.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4094843.html

 

Is Rosé About To Trump Champagne?

At weddings, sparkling wine is on its way out and rosé is in,

https://www.forbes.com/sites/sylviebigar/2019/08/29/is-ros-about-to-trump-champagne/#43d983a14277

 

Wine Drinker? This Expert Says This Is How To Learn To Love Beer

How does one make the switch from a mainly wine palate to one that can appreciate the layers and flavors of the variety of beers out there?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilycappiello/2019/08/30/wine-drinker-this-expert-says-this-is-how-to-learn-to-love-beer/#62528a2c3d1e

 

What is Biodynamic Wine? A Quick and Easy Guide to the Buzzyworthy Trend

Most people associate biodynamics with cow horns filled with manure, tea treatments, and the stellar calendar — hippies parading through vineyard rows tossing dashes of chamomile here, honey there.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/what-is-biodynamic-wine-guide/

 

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September 2, 2019

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Harpoon’s new beer celebrates the chaos that is Allston Christmas

The 7 Mistakes Everyone Makes At A Wine Shop

Why You Should Always Tap the Table Before Taking a Shot

 

Beam Suntory is the world’s third-largest spirits marketer, with global volume up 2.3% to nearly 62 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

US BREWERY RECEIVES DEATH THREATS OVER NUCLEAR TEST SITE BEER

The Dallas-based business received complaints after it named a beer after Bikini Atoll, a part of an island chain that witnessed 23 US nuclear tests between 1946 and 1958.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/us-brewery-receives-death-threats-over-nuclear-test-site-beer/

 

VAPORISED VODKA BALLOON TREND HITS UK NIGHTCLUBS

Inhaling the vaporized vodka means the alcohol enters the bloodstream more quickly that it would in its liquid form. According to The Sun, when inhaled the effects are almost instant and last for up to 20 minutes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/vaporised-vodka-balloon-trend-hits-uk-nightclubs/

THE COCA WINE FAD: A BRIEF HISTORY

History of coca wine, a Bordeaux and cocaine combination that was imbibed with gusto by presidents as well as popes

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/the-coca-wine-fad-a-brief-history/

Texas Gose Mad for Sour Pickle Beer

Called Sour Pickle Beer, the brew combines Martin House’s Salty Lady goseand Best Maid’s pickle juice for a 5.5-percent-ABV pour.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/texas-sour-pickle-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a3406691db-AUG_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a3406691db-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a3406691db-38937345&mc_cid=a3406691db&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

6 amazing things you didn’t know you can do with wine

Amazing things people do with wine that most of us probably do not know.

https://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/food-drink/drink/6-amazing-things-you-didnt-know-you-can-do-with-wine-30864228

Wine descriptions are related to perceived wine quality

One does not have to spend more than a few seconds reading wine writing to realize that this is not normal human discourse.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2019/08/wine-descriptions-are-related-to.html

 

DIAGEO ADDS MORE GAME OF THRONES WHISKIES TO JOHNNIE WALKER RANGE

The latest whiskies are inspired by two of the most important houses in the show – House Stark and House Targaryen

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/diageo-adds-two-more-game-of-thrones-whiskies-to-johnnie-walker-range/

 

 

The Petition for a White Wine Emoji Has Been Sadly Rejected

If you’ve ever scrolled through your phone looking for a white wine emoji, you’re not alone

https://people.com/food/white-wine-emoji-rejected-again/

CHECK YOUR WINE…NEW LIST OF WINES CITED FOR HIGH LEVELS OF ARSENIC

A new list of wines was announced as part of a lawsuit citing that several wines being sold have extremely high levels of inorganic arsenic which could be dangerous to the drinker.

http://viralserve.club/list-of-wines-cited-in-lawsuit-for-having-dangerously-high-arsenic-levels/

https://wyrk.com/check-your-wine-new-list-of-wines-cited-for-high-levels-of-arsenic/

 

Time to rethink the restaurant wine ritual

Wine is innately social. When a bottle is opened, its contents are usually shared.

But how social is the way wine is handled in a restaurant?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general/time-rethink-restaurant-wine-ritual

 

Beer dating — it’s a thing and you should know about it

When you shop for beer, do you check each can or bottle for a date indicating when a beer was made, or when it will be past it’s prime? If not, you probably should.

https://www.marinij.com/2019/08/20/beer-dating-its-a-thing-and-you-should-know-about-it/

 

Bordeaux winemakers forced to promote rose and white wines as young drinkers abandon red

For centuries Bordeaux has been renowned for its medium- and full-bodied reds, but young French people are joining the global trend of favouring rosé, white and sparkling wines.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/20/bordeaux-winemakers-forced-promote-rose-white-wines-young-drinkers/

 

Understanding Sherry’s New Regulations

The change will permit nonfortified wines in some subregions, allowing for greater diversity

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/understanding-sherrys-new-regulations/

 

THIS NEW PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE IS ALSO A HARD SELTZER, SO IT’S THE HOLY GRAIL OF FALL

Busch Beer recently posted a picture of their new “Pumpkin Spice Latte Super Hard Seltzer.” We know, we’re losing our minds too.

https://www.bestproducts.com/lifestyle/a28724123/busch-beer-pumpkin-spice-latte-hard-seltzer/

 

We blind-tasted 38 hard seltzers. These were the winners (and many losers)

The definitive hard seltzer tasting, from White Claw and Truly to Bon & Viv and Smirnoff

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/We-blind-tasted-38-hard-seltzers-These-were-the-14364159.php

 

 

Drew Bledsoe Marches Downfield, Launches Oregon Pinot Label

The former NFL QB and Washington Cabernet vintner is starting a project with his winemaker to make site-specific Willamette Pinot and Walla Walla Syrah

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/drew-bledsoe-marches-downfield-launches-oregon-pinot-walla-walla-syrah-label-unfiltered?sfns=mo

 

Wine’s biggest problem? Consumers don’t care about wine

If wine is truly going to connect with its target audience it needs to really understand what consumers do care about and that means getting deep, down and digital.

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/paul-mabray-wines-biggest-problem-consumers-dont-care-as-much-as-we-do/

 

Rosé Vodka Is the New Pink Wave — and It’s Actually Pretty Great

Rosé has become so imbedded in society, the trend no longer stops at wine.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/is-rose-vodka-good-best-rose-vodka-brands

 

Thinking in Smell

When it comes to olfaction, Americans are culturally underdeveloped.

https://deborahparkerwong.com/2019/08/20/thinking-in-smell/

 

Too Many Discounts Lessen the Worth of Your Wine

Regularly offering lower prices, free shipping and other incentives that focus on discounts is not likely to encourage customers to appreciate why your wine is worth what you usually charge for it.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/08/21/too-many-discounts-lessen-the-worth-of-your-wine

 

Jameson unveils new Caskmates whiskeys in US

The new Jameson Caskmates Bale Breaker Limited Edition and Jameson Caskmates Revolution Brewing Limited Edition Irish whiskeys form Jameson’s Caskmates Hyperlocal Editions.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/jameson-unveils-new-caskmates-whiskeys-in-us/

 

 

Why You Should Always Tap the Table Before Taking a Shot

“Clinking glasses is toasting one another. Touching the countertop is toasting the house,”

https://vinepair.com/articles/you-should-always-tap-the-table-before-taking-a-shot/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dfd10a6702-AUG_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dfd10a6702-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dfd10a6702-38937345&mc_cid=dfd10a6702&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 20 Best Rums for Every Budget

For as little as $35, drinkers can purchase a range of high-quality aged rums boasting more than a decade in barrel. (Good luck finding similarly aged bourbon or Scotch at that price.)

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/20-best-rums-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dfd10a6702-AUG_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dfd10a6702-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dfd10a6702-38937345&mc_cid=dfd10a6702&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to pair wine with burgers

If you’re going to have a great burger, don’t waste the experience with bad wine.
https://www.decanter.com/learn/food/how-to-pair-wine-with-burgers-423106/#Oxlk7LmUqbvxfPgV.99

Wine Enthusiast names two Massachusetts all-stars on its ’40 Under 40′ list

Wine Enthusiast is celebrating two people who are dominating Boston’s bar scene.

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2019/08/22/wine-enthusiast-names-two-massachusetts-all-stars-on-its-40-under-40-list

Get to Know Pineau d’Aunis

The versatile grape, which is also known as Chenin Noir—purportedly a favorite of King Henry III of England

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/get-to-know-pineau-daunis/

Five top-quality American whiskeys for $30 or less

It’s an exciting time for the American whiskey category as producers invest in new distilleries and take innovation up a notch. Here, we present five expressions that offer high quality at an affordable price.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/five-top-quality-american-whiskeys-for-30-or-less/

ANCIENT GRAPE EMERGES FROM OBSCURITY IN SICILY

Called Nocera, the variety is believed to have been the main grape of Roman ‘great estate’ Marmertinum in Sicily, as identified by Pliny the Elder in the second century BC.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/ancient-grape-emerges-from-obscurity-in-sicily/

 

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a French wine appellation known for its bold Grenache-based red blends.

https://winefolly.com/review/all-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-chateauneuf-du-pape-wine-and-more/?utm_campaign=8%2F22%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Pinot%20Noir%2C%20CdP%2C%20Magnum%20%28Ph4BV9%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

5 Facts on Pinot Noir that You Should See

Wines made with Pinot Noir have cultivated a gigantic following of hardcore wine enthusiasts.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/5-facts-about-pinot-noir/?utm_campaign=8%2F22%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Pinot%20Noir%2C%20CdP%2C%20Magnum%20%28Ph4BV9%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

The 7 Mistakes Everyone Makes At A Wine Shop

These are the 7 most common.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-7-most-common-mistakes-youre-making-at-the-wine-shop/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7841863f85-AUG_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7841863f85-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7841863f85-38937345&mc_cid=7841863f85&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Make These Italian Wine Cookies With Your Leftover Wine

Use the last of that baking spirit and a few ingredients already in the pantry to make these simple Italian wine cookies.

https://vinepair.com/articles/leftover-wine-make-italian-wine-cookies-course/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7841863f85-AUG_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7841863f85-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7841863f85-38937345&mc_cid=7841863f85&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Harpoon’s new beer celebrates the chaos that is Allston Christmas

Thousands of undergraduate and graduate students living off campus flood the city to settle in to new apartments on September 1 before the school year begins, resulting in a sidewalk free-for-all of couches, lamps, fans, desks, and miscellaneous items that can only be classified as stuff.

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2019/08/23/harpoon-brewery-allston-christmas

 

What to Expect When You Visit a Winery

No matter where in the world you are, set yourself up for a great winery experience by remembering a few simple tips:

https://www.wacotrib.com/sponsored/prestige/what-to-expect-when-you-visit-a-winery/article_3cb70a17-f4db-5e60-a9c9-33386a505322.html

 

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Liquor Industry News 08-26-19

August 26, 2019

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

08-26-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Is Wine Gluten-Free? We Asked a Nutritionist

Yes, beer bottles can spontaneously explode

Peek Inside A Wine Lover’s Liquor Cabinet: 5 Essential Components

 

 

Top 10 award-winning Irish whiskeys

Global sales of Irish whiskey have soared by more than 300% in the past decade as quality and innovation draws in new drinkers. We present award-winning expressions from our recent blind-tasting competition.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/top-10-award-winning-irish-whiskey-brands/

 

How the ‘GrandMa’ Shot Became the Official Drink of Newport, R.I.

Grand Marnier, or “GrandMa,” often gathers dust on lower bar shelves across America. Not so in Newport

https://vinepair.com/articles/grand-marnier-shot-newport/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=68d764a9d9-AUG_12_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-68d764a9d9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-68d764a9d9-38937345&mc_cid=68d764a9d9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The World’s Seven Most Important Sweet Wines

The best sweet wines are born in the vineyard, where a number of different factors can provide a much higher concentration of sugar than found in grapes used for still wines.

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-best-sweet-wines-world/

 

Study to investigate uses for Marlborough wine harvest waste

The region produces up to 65,000 tones of grape marc each year, which can contain up to 60 percent liquid and requires careful management to minimize its impacts on the environment.

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/rural/2019/08/study-to-investigate-uses-for-marlborough-wine-harvest-waste.html

 

The Top 10 Growers in Sonoma County by Acreage

These 10 companies own the most acreage in Sonoma County.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=217908

 

Rosé Beer is the Hot New Brewing Trend — And These Are the Best Ones

That doesn’t mean breweries have begun making wine and are blending in a drop of beer to make rosé beer — grapes can only be 49% of the fermentables to still be classified as a brew,

https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/what-is-the-best-rose-beer

 

Moderate Wine Drinkers Live Longer, Study Shows

The debate over alcohol and health gets a positive boost from a detailed analysis of 8,000 older Americans

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/moderate-wine-drinkers-live-longer-study-shows?fbclid=IwAR3vAdzHWr7CHzpVOHJrg-Ifo2SjPTH_o-tSrjmyfpqrRSXPI5JlZWA6U64

 

5 Unexpected Commonalities Between Wine and Meditation

Let me tease out a few commonalities between these two seemingly incongruous things that both resonate with this ABG community.

https://abalancedglass.com/30-days-of-discovery/2019/8/8/5-unexpected-commonalities-between-wine-and-meditation

 

How Bottle Size Affects the Flavor of Wine during Aging

The easy thing of course would just be to make every bottle exactly the same shape and size, but in reality, there are some quite notable differences between them, and for good reason.

http://socialvignerons.com/2019/08/07/how-bottle-size-affects-the-flavor-of-wine-during-aging/

 

Top 10 award-winning American whiskeys

Looking across multiple categories, from single malt to Tennessee whiskey, Bourbon to rye, a wide range of whiskeys were awarded the top accolades of Master and Gold medals for their quality.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/top-10-award-winning-american-whiskeys/

 

9 Things You Should Know About Mount Gay Rum

Whether you’re familiar with Mount Gay or not, here’s everything you need to know about a brand that’s been distilling rum for more than three centuries.

https://vinepair.com/articles/mount-gay-rum-guide-barbados/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a2c92315c4-AUG_13_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a2c92315c4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a2c92315c4-38937345&mc_cid=a2c92315c4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Beer 101: What Are Hops?

Today, many beer varieties boast a “hop-forward” flavor profile, but for many people what that really means remains ambiguous.

https://www.hourdetroit.com/restaurants-food/hops-beer/

 

A Comparison Of Same Wines In Bottles And Cans Ended In Near Draw

Each type of wine was served (blind) in two separate cups—one for bottled, one for canned. Participants were asked which one they liked better

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/08/12/a-comparison-of-same-wines-in-bottles-and-cans-ended-in-near-draw/#408a2d3e2e0c

 

Keto-friendly wine is real: How to tell which kinds pass the test

Now, there’s a whole category of companies and websites devoted to selling what they say are keto-friendly vintages. Here’s some tips to know whether it’s okay to include a wine.

https://www.today.com/health/keto-friendly-wine-real-how-drink-wine-keto-diet-t160621

 

Low calorie wines and hard seltzers are big sellers, but are they healthy?

They’re following the lead of packaged foods that tout health benefits.

https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20190812/low-calorie-wines-and-hard-seltzers-are-big-sellers-but-are-they-healthy

 

Why Ultra-Aged Spirits are Ripping You Off

If you sip a 40-year-old Bourbon or 50-year-old Scotch, you’re basically sipping on oak tannins, bragging rights, a sense of history and little else.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/08/12/ultra-aged-spirits-ripping-you-off/

 

Why Your Next Cabernet Sauvignon Should Be from South Africa

South Africa has a long history with Cabernet Sauvignon, both as a varietal and blended wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/08/12/next-cabernet-sauvignon-should-be-south-africa/

Bledsoe Family Winery set to open tasting room in Oregon

It will be the first satellite tasting room in Oregon for the Bledsoes, and the second retail location for the Bledsoe Family Winery brand – a second label for their iconic Doubleback Winery.

https://greatnorthwestwine.com/2019/08/12/bledsoe-family-winery-set-to-open-tasting-room-in-oregon/

 

PBR has released a new hard seltzer with 8% alcohol — higher than most beers on the market

The new seltzer will be available in select stores in Arizona, California, Montana, and Texas.

https://www.insider.com/pbr-launched-new-hard-seltzer-with-8-percent-alcohol-2019-8

 

How Cannabis Will Impact the Wine Trade

Experts examined the impact of legal recreational cannabis on the wine industry at the Wine & Weed Symposium,

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-cannabis-will-impact-the-wine-trade/

 

What Costco Is Doing to the Liquor Business

Costco has multiple revenue streams, notably membership dues, that make light gross margin pick up on liquor, wine and beer not as critical and in fact, a core business principle.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/08/13/what-costco-is-doing-to-the-liquor-business

 

Is the wine customer always right?

The blogger made the point in his report that no information was given about the wine before he ordered it; there was a presumption that he would recognise the producer’s name and know what to expect. But what right has anyone in the service field to presume in this way?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/wine-customer-always-right

 

Natty Light Launches Cheap, Boozy Hard Seltzer

Natural Light Seltzer is available nationwide in two excessively yet vaguely described flavors

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/natural-light-seltzer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=60098448b5-AUG_14_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-60098448b5-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-60098448b5-38937345&mc_cid=60098448b5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

COUPLE SUES DIAGEO FOR £40K OVER ‘ANGELS’ SHARE’ FUNGUS DAMAGE

homas and Gail Chalmers claim that the “nuisance” alcohol vapour contributed to the development of a fungus. This fungus caused damage to their house and outdoor furniture, and has meant that the value of their property has decreased.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/couple-sues-diageo-for-40k-over-angels-share-fungus-damage/

 

CHILE’S OSORNO HAS ‘TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL’ FOR HIGH QUALITY SPARKLING WINE

Osorno, located at a latitude of 40 degrees – roughly the same as the North Island of New Zealand – it is one of the emerging wine regions in the far south of Chile, giving its name to a city, province and volcano in the region.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/chiles-osorno-has-tremendous-potential-for-high-quality-sparkling-wine/

 

Just Get the Cheapest Bottle of Wine

Go ahead and get the cheapest bottle of wine with a clean conscience.

https://www.eater.com/2019/8/13/20799232/order-the-cheapest-bottle-of-wine

 

The Essential Guide to Pinot Noir

When done right, it produces lighter-bodied wines of elegance, complexity and longevity.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/08/13/the-essential-guide-to-pinot-noir/

 

How We Are Wired for Smell

Scientists explore the brain’s “olfactory map”

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-we-are-wired-for-smell/

 

How to Pair Oysters and Beer

This pairing is just a guideline to get you started.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevingray/2019/08/14/pair-oysters-beer/#59b15a44565d

 

Illustrated Grape Vine Training Methods

Let’s go over the basics and discuss several common vine training systems that you’re likely to see on your next journey through wine country.

https://winefolly.com/review/grape-vine-training-methods-illustration/?utm_campaign=8%2F15%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Vine%20Training%2C%20Aroma%20Kit%2C%20Basic%20Wine%20Poster%20%28Q2g2gU%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

Put Down That Hard Seltzer. These Wines Are Best in Hot, Hot Weather

The requirements for a heatwave-ready wine are dead simple: high acidity and low alcohol, preferably well below 12.5%.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-15/best-wines-for-hot-summer-weather-have-high-acidity-low-alcohol

 

Peek Inside A Wine Lover’s Liquor Cabinet: 5 Essential Components

Even the most wine-enthusiastic among us appreciate having a special, dedicated space that houses everything we need to create mixed drinks for those occasions that call for them

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/08/14/peek-inside-a-wine-lovers-liquor-cabinet-5-essential-components/#2cf8430e326d

 

Here’s How to Get Creative With Summertime MioMosas

Some delicious fruity options to keep the MioMosas flowing.

https://vinepair.com/articles/heres-how-to-get-creative-with-summertime-mimosas/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e0b1d5f74b-AUG_16_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e0b1d5f74b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e0b1d5f74b-38937345&mc_cid=e0b1d5f74b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Eight of the Best Beers for Micheladas, Tasted and Ranked

simple Michelada recipethat calls for beer (preferably Mexican lager), Mexican hot sauce, a salt rim, and a squeeze of lime.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/8-best-beers-for-micheladas-ranked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e0b1d5f74b-AUG_16_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e0b1d5f74b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e0b1d5f74b-38937345&mc_cid=e0b1d5f74b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Four Loko Tweets About Hard Seltzer and People Have Feelings

14-percent ABV Sour Seltzer, with an accompanying caption declaring: “Hard Seltzers ran so we could fly.”

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/four-loko-hard-seltzer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e0b1d5f74b-AUG_16_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e0b1d5f74b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e0b1d5f74b-38937345&mc_cid=e0b1d5f74b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

This Calculator Tells You Exactly How Long to Chill Your Wine and Beer

t’s a simple question that never seems to have a solid answer: How long do you have to chill a drink before it’s reached the right temperature?

https://www.omnicalculator.com/food/chilled-drink

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Sardinia

Sardinia is home to Cannonau, the local name for Grenache, as well as Vermentinoand Carignano, also known as Carignan.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/08/15/a-wine-lovers-guide-to-sardinia/

NFL Star Charles Woodson To Kick-Off New Wine Brand “Charles Woodson’s Intercept”

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, a leading California producer of premium wine brands, announces the launch of the new wine brand, ‘Intercept’ in partnership with wine aficionado, television personality,…

https://www.ktvn.com/story/40914410/nfl-star-charles-woodson-to-kick-off-new-wine-brand-charles-woodsons-intercept

 

Is Electrolyte Beer Actually Better For You Than the Regular Stuff?

Booze and exercise don’t typically mix well. But is beer brewed with electrolytesthe exception to the rule?

https://www.bicycling.com/health-nutrition/a28677144/electrolyte-beer/

 

Yes, beer bottles can spontaneously explode

Keeping beers refrigerated generally also alleviates the explosion risk because it keeps the yeast dormant, and because refrigerating beer preserves its overall quality, that’s always the preferred storage method.

https://thetakeout.com/beer-bottles-cans-explode-yeast-fruit-recall-lakefront-1837305352

Is Wine Gluten-Free? We Asked a Nutritionist

There are ways that gluten can get into a bottle.

https://www.health.com/nutrition/is-wine-gluten-free

 

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Liquor Industry News 08-19-19

August 19, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

08-19-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Scientists create ‘vodka’ made from Chernobyl grains

How to Pair Wine with Shrimp

Why Wine is Essential to Being a Good Mother

 

A step-by-step guide to buying great wine without going broke

Whatever your tastes are, wine experts recommend following these five steps next time you’re shopping to find wines that are both interesting and affordable.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/02/how-to-buy-great-wine-without-going-broke.html

 

How to Make Wine Pops, the Coolest Summer Treat Around

Freezing wine to create a sugary treat may seem like an intimidating feat, but it’s actually quite easy.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/186013/wine-pop-recipes-how-to/

 

Is this red wine compound the future of depression treatment?

Resveratrol, a compound that occurs naturally in red wine, has intrigued researchers for decades. A recent study in mice investigates how doctors might be able to use this chemical to reduce depression and anxiety.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325908.php

 

Get to know hard cider: It’s a lot like wine

Like wine, hard cider is made from fruit that’s first turned into juice. And, like wine, the juice is fermented with yeast that converts the sugars in the juice into alcohol. What keeps hard apple cider from being full-on apple wine, however, is mostly the alcohol content. Cider has a low alcohol content – usually less than 6 percent.

https://www.courierpostonline.com/story/life/2019/08/02/get-know-hard-cider-its-lot-like-wine/1892780001/

 

Wente Vineyards Announces New Packaging Across Its Fine Wine Portfolio

Wente Vineyards, America’s longest continuously family-owned and operated winery, is thrilled to announce a fresh new look for its portfolio of fine wines

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/08/02/wente-vineyards-announces-new-packaging

 

In Quebec, a Belgian ‘alchemist’ is turning tomatoes into world-class wine

Omerto produces 30,000 bottles of tomato wine annually—and it’s been known to fool the world’s best sommeliers

https://roadtrippers.com/magazine/tomato-wine-charlevoix-quebec/

 

6 food and wine pairings to get you through the summer

With thousands of grape varieties to choose from, and millions of recipes available online, where does one even begin when starting to build a menu?

https://theweek.com/articles/853098/6-food-wine-pairings-through-summer

 

A Cosmopolitan Cocktail Perfect for Wine Lovers

Dreamed up at a luxury resort and casino complex just outside of Washington, D.C., this wine-spiked Cosmopolitan is bouncy and bright

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/a-cosmopolitan-cocktail-perfect-for-wine-lovers/

 

Funeral home bottling wine for after death

Graham Funeral Home is now offering their clients bottles of wine with a custom inscription, paying homage to the life that was lost.

https://www.oliverchronicle.com/funeral-home-bottling-wine-for-after-death/

 

Cleaning expert reveals how to remove red wine using just a vacuum cleaner

While you might not think to use your vacuum on a spillage, a cleaning expert has revealed it can be the most effective way to get your carpet looking as good as new again.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/9647959/red-wine-stain-carpet-vacuum-cleaner-spill-cleaning-expert/

 

Francis Ford Coppola Pairs Cannabis And Wine To Create Unique Sonoma County Tours

Through a full-day tour, guests will get to see cannabis production processes at a manufacturing facility, taste wine and enjoy lunch at the Francis Ford Coppola winery, browse a wide selection of cannabis products at a dispensary, all in California’s famed wine country.

https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/08/14197165/francis-ford-coppola-pairs-cannabis-and-wine-to-create-unique-sonoma-county-tours

8 Things You Should Know About Casamigos

Celebrity endorsements and billion-dollar business deals are only part of this story

https://vinepair.com/articles/casamigos-tequila-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bac3a84697-AUG_5_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bac3a84697-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-bac3a84697-38937345&mc_cid=bac3a84697&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

101 Reasons To Pour Another Glass Of Wine

Maybe these 101 reasons are just what you need to dive right into another glass of vino.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/101-reasons-to-pour-another-glass-of-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bac3a84697-AUG_5_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bac3a84697-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-bac3a84697-38937345&mc_cid=bac3a84697&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

WHOLE FOODS TAKES ANOTHER SHOT AT ACQUIRING LIQUOR LICENSE IN LYNNFIELD MA

Two years ago, they argued the competition would hurt their business and the 13,000 residents already have three liquor stores from which to choose.

https://www.itemlive.com/2019/08/05/whole-foods-takes-another-shot-at-acquiring-liquor-license-in-lynnfield/

 

Here Are Some of the Best Accounts of Wine Instagram

Here are a few labels, organizations, and personalities worth following on Instagram to keep your wine IQ healthy.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-wine-instagram-accounts/

 

Everything You Need to Know About Chardonnay

Here’s everything you need to know to form your own opinion about this reveled, reviled, and revived wine.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/a28590403/best-chardonnay-white-wine-guide/

 

How to Pair Wine with Shrimp

Shrimp is the most consumed seafood in the U.S., used in everything from soups, stews and salads to pastas, tacos, stir-fries, curries, ceviche and sushi.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/08/05/how-to-pair-wine-with-shrimp/

 

Why U.S. Buyers Can’t Get Wine from British Columbia

Sommelier Zach Geballe details his quest to get Okanagan Valley wines onto his list—and what’s standing in the way

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-u-s-buyers-cant-get-wine-from-british-columbia/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=75373023&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_smRU1HNBuRY03us4XyDMcYSpxzr5-JW51GSnmrmb6LnsCdgdcvCUDBOOf6pchBk8Iap7IHUlPR_LI4Tfuk0x5NyR7-QZYFOmsiTXoj0x8MaP1aos&_hsmi=75373356

 

Why we like what we like: A scientist’s surprising findings

Your genes, your germs, and your environment all may influence your tastes in food—as well as partners and politics.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/08/why-we-like-what-we-like-a-scientists-surprising-findings/

 

Artificial ‘tongue’ can ‘taste’ fake whisky

The taster is made from sub-microscopic slices of gold and metal arranged in a checkerboard pattern, creating ‘tastebuds’ that are around 500 times smaller that the human equivalent.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/artificial-tongue-can-taste-fake-whisky/

 

 

VEGAN ‘EGG WHITES’ PRODUCED FROM BEER WASTE

The start-up, which was founded in March this year, has made its protein alternative from spent yeast used during the brewing process.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/vegan-egg-whites-produced-from-beer-waste/

 

What’s the Most Common Mistake People Make in Wine Country?

To help you avoid making rookie mistakes on your next wine-cation, we asked 10 sommeliers for their top tips when visiting wine country.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sommelier-wine-country-guide/

 

A Quick Guide to Field Blends

Before there were varietal bottlings and modern cuvée blends, there were humble field blends.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/08/06/a-quick-guide-to-field-blends/

 

New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam Vodka is introducing a new pink lemonade-flavored offering called Pink Whitney. The new entry was inspired by the preferred New Amsterdam serve of former NHL player Ryan Whitney, host of the Barstool Sports podcast Spittin’ Chiclets. New Amsterdam Pink Whitney vodka ($15 a 750-ml.) will roll out nationwide starting this September. E.&J. Gallo-owned New Amsterdam is the third-largest vodka in the U.S., depleting 5.2 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

 

Your Guide to Bordeaux’s Premium Value Wines

Ready to dive in? Here’s your cheat sheet to the best that Bordeaux’s Côtes have to offer.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/08/06/your-guide-bordeauxs-premium-value-wines/

 

This Gadget Can Chill a Whole Bottle of Wine in Just 15 Minutes

Because is there anything worse than warm white wine?

https://www.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/shopping/2019/08/newward-wine-chiller-amazon

 

Let’s Explore Rosé Wine Methods

This video explores 2 popular rosé wine methods and what makes this style unique.

https://winefolly.com/episode/lets-explore-rose-wine-methods-video/

 

A New Way to Determine When to Pick Grapes

Hand-held device reads color accumulation in berry skins

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=217887

 

The top 10 destinations for Italian wine exports? China isn’t on the list

According to Istat data, 2019 (From Italian Wine Central) of the 20 top destinations for Italian wine exports, 2018, China isn’t even in the top 10.

https://acevola.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-top-10-destinations-for-italian.html

 

THE TRUTHS & MISCONCEPTIONS OF NATURAL WINE

Despite natural wine’s swift rise in popularity, the category still remains one of the most misunderstood in the wine world

http://imbibemagazine.com/natural-wine-myths-with-alice-feiring/

 

Scientists create ‘vodka’ made from Chernobyl grains

Social enterprise The Chernobyl Spirit Company has been set up to produce and sell the new ‘vodka’, called Atomik.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/scientists-create-vodka-made-from-chernobyl-grains/

 

Why Wine is Essential to Being a Good Mother

When you think of motherhood, ingesting substances is not the first thing that comes to mind. But a lot of us mothers would tell you that they have become an integral part of the process.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-and-motherhood-an-unlikely-combination/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=eb70ac3685-AUG_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-eb70ac3685-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-eb70ac3685-38937345&mc_cid=eb70ac3685&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Whistle Pig

WhistlePig is launching its most mature whiskey to date, WhistlePig Double Malt Rye—Aged 18 Years. It’s distilled from a mash bill that includes both malted rye and malted barley, a traditional formulation that grew rarer over the years. The full mash bill is 79% rye, 15% malted rye, and 6% malted barley. Double Malt Rye is bottled at 46% abv in a decanter adapted from a WhistlePig bottle and accompanied by a glass stopper custom-made by Burlington, Vermont-based AO Glass, using a salvaged 19th century glass pressing machine. Limited quantities will be released each year to select liquor stores and on-premise locations nationwide at a suggested retail price of $400 a 750-ml.

 

Liquor Ties Wine as Second-Favorite Adult Beverage in U.S.

Beer continues to be the alcoholic beverage U.S. drinkers say they drink most often; but, for the first time in Gallup trends, liquor essentially ties wine in second place.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/264335/liquor-ties-wine-second-favorite-adult-beverage.aspx

 

AN INITIATIVE PETITION FOR A LAW RELATIVE TO THE SALE OF BEER AND WINE BY FOOD STORES IN MA

Most concerning is that it allows for unlimited licenses for the new “food stores” classification.

https://www.masspack.org/resources/Documents/1.%20Ballot%20Question_Cumberland%20Farms.pdf

Listen To Podcast On Subject

https://wsar.com/assets/podcaster/1569/2019_08_09_1569_82804_4659.mp3

 

 

7 things to know about the debate over Newport RI liquor licenses

There’s been quite a buzz in Newport lately regarding liquor licenses and there’s quite a bit of information flying around, so here’s a quick breakdown of what you need to know:

https://www.newportri.com/news/20190809/7-things-to-know-about-debate-over-newports-liquor-licenses

Here are the current liquor licenses in Newport

https://www.newportri.com/news/20190809/here-are-current-liquor-licenses-in-newport

 

 

Pairing Challenging Summer Vegetables With Wine

Because of their green, vegetal character they can be tricky when they interact with many wines.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2019/08/09/pairing-challenging-summer-vegetables-with-wine/#6904cb622374

 

 

Do you know the lingo of wine harvest?

While the steps aren’t complicated, most involve a chemistry lesson. Here’s a quick hit glossary that will help you follow the action.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/pegmelnik/9875701-181/do-you-know-the-lingo?sba=AAS

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 08-12-19

August 12, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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08-12-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine Water

What’s the Difference Between Beer Pong and Beirut?

How To Enjoy Alcohol Without Ruining Your Diet

 

When will a wine label backfire?

Tank Garage Winery caused a small storm on social media this week, when they released a wine with a pornographic label. Is there a place for such labels?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/when-will-wine-label-backfire

 

Tequila Can Be Made Sustainably, but That Doesn’t Mean It Necessarily Is

As agave prices oscillate, farmers may be forced to cut corners with less sustainable practices, such as using agrochemicals and harvesting agave plants years early.

https://vinepair.com/articles/is-tequila-sustainable/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=09bf1edc76-JUL_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-09bf1edc76-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-09bf1edc76-38937345&mc_cid=09bf1edc76&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Bacon Shot Glasses Are Real And They Are Glorious

All you need to do is create your molds, wrap bacon around them, and then bake.

https://vinepair.com/buzzed/bacon-shot-glasses-are-real-and-they-are-glorious/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=09bf1edc76-JUL_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-09bf1edc76-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-09bf1edc76-38937345&mc_cid=09bf1edc76&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Separating Acidity and Freshness in Wine

The terms are often used interchangeably

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/07/separating-acidity-and-freshness-in-wine

 

Red Wine Compound for Treating Depression and Anxiety?

A nice, relaxing glass of Bordeaux or Cabernet might easily seem like the perfect treatment for an anxious or slightly depressed state

https://www.genengnews.com/news/red-wine-compound-for-treating-depression-and-anxiety/

 

How To Enjoy Alcohol Without Ruining Your Diet

Much like dessert, alcohol, when consumed responsibly, can be a part of your healthy diet plan

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nomanazish/2019/07/28/how-to-enjoy-alcohol-without-ruining-your-diet/#5a33b503bd2e

 

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY SUES ‘BREWERY’ FOR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT

The institution is suing Sports Beer for trademark infringement, unfair competition and trademark dilution, claiming that the company has “engaged in a brazen, wilful effort to exploit and trade on the fame and goodwill associated with Penn State’s rights in the famous Penn State and Nittany Lions trademarks”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/penn-state-university-sues-brewery-for-trademark-infringement/

 

I’m a bartender — here are 7 brands you’re spending way too much money on, and what you should be ordering instead

But if you’re taking a hard look at quality for price, there are some booze brands you order that leave us scratching our heads: Why do so many people shell out so much money to drink them?

https://www.businessinsider.com/bar-alcohol-expensive-liquor-cheap-alternatives-2019-7

A Push-Button Device for Aerating Wine

This just-launched contraption lets you aerate wines to your preference with the turn of a dial and the push of a button.

https://www.urbandaddy.com/articles/43117/a-push-button-device-for-aerating-wine

 

Do you buy wine based on the label? Look past the design to these features

First of all, there are significant legal requirements as to what must appear on a wine label.

https://www.desertsun.com/story/life/food/2019/07/29/how-read-wine-label-tips-palm-springs-area-collector/1839946001/

 

How to Turn a Beer Can Into a Camp Stove

Watch the video above and see how your beer can save the day.

https://www.outsideonline.com/2400368/how-turn-beer-can-camp-stove

 

SARAH JESSICA PARKER’S WINE BRAND REVEALED

The first bottles of Marlborough Sauvignon from American actress Sarah Jessica Parker’s new wine range – Invivo X – will go on sale in the US this September.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/07/sarah-jessica-parkers-wine-brand-revealed/

 

Star Trek connoisseurs can now sip Chateau Picard wine for real

Skip the Earl Grey tea and pour yourself a real glass of wine from a fictional Starfleet captain.

https://www.cnet.com/news/star-trek-connoisseurs-can-now-sip-chateau-picard-wine-for-real/

 

What Somms Miss When They Aren’t Familiar With ‘Big Wine’

There’s a decent chance that you, reader, might be more familiar with some of the most widely distributed wines in the market than the majority of sommeliers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-somms-miss-when-they-arent-familiar-with-big-wine/

 

What’s the Difference Between Beer Pong and Beirut?

Beirut — a game with a similar outcome (drunkenness) but different rules — came about in the 1980s, at either Bucknell or Lehigh

https://www.eater.com/2019/7/31/20747064/whats-the-difference-beer-pong-beirut

 

This Certified Beer Server Says These Are The Top Trends To Watch For

From local brews to original flavors, craft beer brewers are continuing to give imbibers what they want — a unique sipping experience.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilycappiello/2019/07/31/these-are-the-new-beer-trends-to-watch-for-according-to-this-cicerone/#73b1a2761899

 

New Cider

Massachusetts Bay Brewing Company has debuted a new City Roots Cider brand with three releases. The initial lineup consists of Original Dry, Rosé, and Pumpkin cider, and the company says more flavors are forthcoming. Original is available in 12-ounce cans, 16-ounce cans, and on draft. Rosé and Pumpkin are available in 16-ounce cans and on draft. City Roots is now being distributed in New England, with further expansion planned for the near future. Boston-based Massachusetts Bay Brewing’s portfolio also includes Harpoon Brewery, UFO Beers, Clown Shoes, and Arctic Summer.

 

GARY VAYNERCHUK LAUNCHES DISRUPTIVE NEW WINE CO

New York-based wine critic-turned media mogul Gary Vaynerchuk has re-entered the wine business with a disruptive new direct to consumer wine company called Empathy.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/gary-vaynerchuk-launches-disruptive-new-wine-co/

9 Drinks That Only People Who Grew Up In The ’70s Will Understand

One thing we can’t imagine reviving from the Me Decade: the cocktail culture.

https://vinepair.com/articles/9-drinks-that-only-people-that-grew-up-in-the-70s-will-understand/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b2c8cc2931-AUG_1_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b2c8cc2931-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b2c8cc2931-38937345&mc_cid=b2c8cc2931&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Joseph Wagner Unveils Böen Wines

A Return to His Iconic Style That Brought California Pinot Noir to the Masses

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/5th-generation-winemaker-joseph-wagner-unveils-boen-wines-a-return-to-his-iconic-style-that-brought-california-pinot-noir-to-the-masses-300894847.html

Also

https://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2019/08/01/23574/exclusive-copper-cane-launches-boen-tri-county-pinot-noir-and-chardonnay-taking-aim-at-meiomi/

 

Cannabis-interested adults likely to be tobacco-smoking beer drinkers: Nielsen

 

 

Wine Water

O.Vine, with its beautifully designed glass bottles, seems appropriately celebratory for a dinner party or a special occasion

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2019/08/01/add-wine-water-to-the-list-of-options-for-the-sober-curious-and-lacroix-fatigued/?utm_term=.b43ad6689472

 

Crémant d’Alsace: The French Sparkling Wine You Should Be Drinking More Of

Champagne may still be king, but France produces plenty of great sparkling wine beyond the Champagne region too, and for a fraction of the price.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ambergibson/2019/08/01/cremant-dalsace-the-french-sparkling-wine-you-should-be-drinking-more-of/#3ac83cc07b8d

Discovery of dye stains image of Corsica’s ‘naturally blue’ wine

It appears the curious blue “wine of the sea” may be less natural than it says on the box,

http://en.rfi.fr/france/20190801-discovery-dye-stains-corsicas-naturally-blue-wine

Zonin: An Insider Look at Italy’s Largest Family-Owned Winery

As Italy’s largest family-owned wine company, the brand Zonin 1821 has always had a certain savvy when it came to marketing the wines from their many Italian estates.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2019/08/01/zonin-an-insider-look-at-italys-largest-family-owned-winery/#3038e8084099

A Wine Geek’s Guide to Sake, for Beginners

Here are a few basics for decrypting them:

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/07/sake-to-try-beginners-sake-101.html

How Technology Is Changing The Way We Drink Wine

Technology has come so far that it has become possible to predict whether you’ll like a wine before you even open the bottle and taste it.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4094193.html

 

Food and Wine Pairing in Less Than 500 Words

http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/food-and-wine-pairing-in-less-than-500-words

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 08-05-19

August 5, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

08-05-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

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

Diageo to debut Walking Dead whiskey

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

 

PRINTER INK COSTS 10 TIMES MORE THAN VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE

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

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

 

IS ALL NATURAL WINE ORGANIC?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

How to travel the world according to your taste in wine

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

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

 

The Best Wine Cocktail Recipes for Your Wedding Bar Menu

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

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

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

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

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

 

PINA COLADA WINE PUNCH

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

From Apollo 11 engineer to winemaker

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

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

What is the point of replica wines?

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

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

 

9 Things You Should Know About White Claw Hard Seltzer

Wondering what the hype is about?

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

 

6 expert tips for reading a beer label

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

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

 

Campari: a brand history

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

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

 

WORLD’S FIRST SPARKLING WINE MADE IN COMPLETE DARKNESS LAUNCHED

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