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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW) Podcast Episode 133

October 21, 2020

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Episode 133

Wine Label Trends

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Liquor Industry News 10-19-20

October 19, 2020

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

10-19-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine’s Covid Winners and Losers

9 WINES FOR PUMPKIN SPICE LOVERS

Hacking Vodka: Why It Tastes The Way It Does

 

Rock band Kiss to release spirits range

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

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

 

16 Beer Experts You Should Be Following on Instagram

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

What You Need to Know About Vin de France

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

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

 

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American Beer Mascots Time Forgot

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

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

 

10 Things You Should Know About Angel’s Envy

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

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

 

QUINI Upgrades Top Rated Wine API

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

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

 

How to Start Collecting Wine at Any Budget

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Beer Wine And Spirits Show

Talking trash problem in MA (NIPS)

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

Partnering with the Keep America Beautiful group

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

 

Champagne Day October 23rd

Music For Day

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

Great To See “Public Need” Enforced

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

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

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

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

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

 

Turkish Wine 101

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

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

 

Hacking Vodka: Why It Tastes The Way It Does

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

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

 

Four Virtual Wine Education Programs for Every Budget

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

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

 

New guide helps to identify and prevent common wine faults

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

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

 

9 WINES FOR PUMPKIN SPICE LOVERS

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

A Vintage Lost?

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

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

New Wine

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

 

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

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

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

 

Wine’s Covid Winners and Losers

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

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

 

Two Gripping New Wine Documentaries Debut

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

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

 

Exploring Pinotage

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

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

 

Sangiovese crossword

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

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

Wormtown Brewery releases Table Talk Pumpkin Pie beer

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

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

8 best wine advent calendars to toast Christmas this year

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

UK Site

BUT good ideas

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

 

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

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

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

 

Curried Pumpkin Soup

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

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

 

Perfect Pasta Pairings

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

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

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW) Podcast Episode 132

October 14, 2020

Exploring All Things Wine With You!

Episode 132

97% Of Wine

Champagne Status

Fruit Flies And Corks

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Liquor Industry News 10-12-20

October 12, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

10-12-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Is It Time to Redefine ‘Sommelier’?

Who Needs Candy When You Can Have Halloween Cocktails?

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

 

8 of the Best Whiskey Highball Recipes for Fall

The beauty of the Highball is in its simplicity

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

 

Why beer companies should never buy wine companies

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

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

 

EXCITING NEW WINE – JCB TIGER RED BLEND

Franklin Wine Club ONLINE SALE ONLY

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

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

 

Cameron Hughes is At It Again

Cameron Hughes was once on top of the wine world.

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

 

WINE SCHOLAR GUILD LAUNCHES ITALIAN FOUNDATION COURSE

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

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

Coca-Cola Partners With Molson Coors For Hard Seltzer Rollout

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

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

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

How to Read a Wine Label, in 12 Easy Lessons

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

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

 

Wine and Hummus

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

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

New TTB Ruling on Nutrition Labeling and Advertising

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

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

The many faces of the wine consumer

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

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

Slow Wine, Explained

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

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

SOAVE APPROVES 33 NEW ‘CRUS’

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

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

MASTERING CHAMPAGNE STYLES

A Napa Valley Wine Academy Video

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

 

New Meiomi

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

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

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

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

9 Books to Build Your Best Wine Library

These nine reads will make you unimpeachably wine-savvy.

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

 

The Single Person’s Guide To Wine and Dating

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

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

 

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

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

Athletic Brewing Co. IN STOCK!

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

 

COULD US WINE, RUM AND VODKA FACE EU TARIFFS?

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

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

 

NEW TTB RULING GIVES GREATER FLEXIBILITY FOR CALORIE LABELLING

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

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

 

RESEARCHERS TO CREATE UNIFIED DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE FOR US CIDER

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

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

The Best Wine Pairings for Your Favorite Game Day Food

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Practical Tips to Grow Your Palate, Experience and Enjoyment

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

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

 

Month Of October Breast Cancer Donation

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

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

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

 

Crystal Head unveils agave-based vodka Onyx

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

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

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

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

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

Wine Additives Explained

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

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

FILM REVIEW: WINE CRUSH

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

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

 

The History of the Hot Toddy Cocktail

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Michelob Ultra Is Releasing an Organic Hard Seltzer in 3 Flavors

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

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

 

Who Needs Candy When You Can Have Halloween Cocktails?

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

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

 

New Kahlua

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

 

Is It Time to Redefine ‘Sommelier’?

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

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

 

Wine Consumer Trends in the COVID-19 Era

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

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

 

Tequila and Riesling? This Cocktail Combines Unlikely Companions

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

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

 

ESPN announcers hilariously trash Sutter Home wine during broadcast

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

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

 

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Does wine make you fat?

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

Kitchen Tools You Can Use in Place of Bar Tools

 

Four Ways to Pair Mushrooms with Wine

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

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

 

 

Extraordinary things you never knew about the history of wine

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

10 Things You Should Know About W.L. Weller

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

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

 

8 Things Every Drinks Lover Needs to Know About Cognac

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Brands reject Whisky Bible following ‘vulgar’ reviews

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

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

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

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

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

Decanter World Wine Awards 2020: Results announced

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

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

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

The pool is significantly smaller for Black biracial POC influencers.

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

Attempts to grade wine miss the point

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

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

Kitchen Tools You Can Use in Place of Bar Tools

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

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

 

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

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

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

Light Strike: Why Wine and Sunlight Don’t Mix

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

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

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

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

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

DOCG Candidate Terre Alfieri

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

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

Playing Favorites with Wine Allocations

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

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

 

The gentle art of spitting

Spitting is an essential part of professional wine tasting.

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

 

Winemakers Face Up to Smoke Taint Reality

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Does wine make you fat?

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

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

 

 

The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Cheese and Wine Pairings

The vegan cheese market is valued at $2.1 billion,

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

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 09-28-20

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24 Defining Moments in the History of Bourbon

A Beginner’s Guide To Taking Wine Tasting Notes

Does This Glass of Beer Make Me Look Fat?

 

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

As harvest season begins, how are they faring?

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

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

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

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

Franzia Has a Backpack That Holds an Entire Box of Wine

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

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

Why Age Statements Only Tell Half the Story

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

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

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

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

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

CHAMPAGNE HARVEST SMASHED ALL RECORDS

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

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

Worldwide patterns of wine consumption

Many countries do not encourage the consumption of alcohol

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TACO BELL LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION WINE

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

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

 

Rinse Your Marinara Jars With a Little Wine

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

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

 

An Insider’s Guide to California’s Wine Harvest

Eight Facts on How Wines Go from Grape to Glass

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

 

What Makes a Good Wine Cellar? Some Organizational Tips

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

The Truth About Pairing Wine with Red Meat

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

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

 

What makes a wine suitable for fall?

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

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

 

How to Taste Booze for a Living

There’s no one approach to a tasting career.

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

 

A Guide to Pairing Wine with Mexican Chilies

Does wine really pair with Mexican chilies?

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

 

Case of Wine: Everything You Should Know

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

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

 

Pine Ridge Vineyards Announces Release of Inaugural Sparkling Wine

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

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

 

Falmouth MA passes ban on nip bottles

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

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

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

 

MOLSON COORS AND YUENGLING FORM US JOINT VENTURE

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

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

HEINEKEN IS TRIALLING HARD SELTZERS

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

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

OLDEST WINERY YET FOUND IN LEBANON UNEARTHED

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

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

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

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

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

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

What will weeks of smoke do to the 2020 vintage?

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

Wine Sales Up, Winery Profits Down

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

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

 

Does This Glass of Beer Make Me Look Fat?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Gonzaga launching courses designed around wine industry

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

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

 

What is in Wine?

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

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

 

 

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

These tasty recipes combine our two favorite fall pastimes

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

 

BLACK EYED PEAS CREATE AR MUSIC CAMPAIGN WITH BAREFOOT WINE

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

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

 

What is Straw Wine, Exactly?

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

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

 

 

How to Make Mulled Wine

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

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

 

BITTERNESS IS THE NEW TREND IN CHAMPAGNE

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

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

 

 

How do you order a glass of red wine?

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

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

 

A Beginner’s Guide To Taking Wine Tasting Notes

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

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

 

24 Defining Moments in the History of Bourbon

Bourbon used to be so simple

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

 

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