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Never Drink Bourbon With BBQ

 

The Best Wines For Dads Who Love Sports

The below list has not only examples of winery owners (and in some cases winemakers) who are living sports legends but also represents serious red wines that have gained respect and admiration from top wine critics.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathrinetodd/2019/05/26/fathers-day-gift-guide-the-best-wines-for-dads-who-love-sports/#688a229e6cd4

The Secret to Sampling Wines? Pair Them — with One Another

Tasting flights are passé. Instead, get to know a wine by putting two of them in dialogue with each other.

http://www.chicagomag.com/dining-drinking/May-2019/The-Secret-to-Wine-Tasting-Pair-Them–with-One-Another/

Five Traits of the World’s Most Expensive Wines

What do the most expensive wines have in common? It turns out, they’re more similar than you might think.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/5-traits-of-the-worlds-most-expensive-wines/

Malibu harnesses ‘power of pink’ with new RTDs

Pernod Ricard is capitalising on the ‘millennial pink’ trend with the launch of two new ready-to-drink Malibu products: Malibu Strawberry Spritz and Malibu Fizzy Pink Lemonade.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/05/malibu-harnesses-power-of-pink-with-new-rtds/

New Wine

Terlato Wines has unveiled Big Max, a new California wine brand. Launching with Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc expressions retailing at $30 and $25 a 750-ml., respectively, Big Max has a Central Coast appellation and is part of the portfolio of Maxville Wines, based in the Napa region’s Chiles Valley. Named for a brown bear formerly seen on the Maxville property, the new brand produced 8,300 cases in its first vintage. Terlato’s California portfolio also includes Chimney Rock, Jack Nicklaus Wines, Terlato Vineyards, The Federalist, Seven Daughters, Dueling Pistols, and Sanford, among other brands.

We taste-tested 5 of Trader Joe’s organic Shaw wines. Here’s how they ranked from worst to best.

Trader Joe’s is famous for its super cheap Charles Shaw wines, better known as “Two-Buck Chuck.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/trader-joes-organic-shaw-wines-tasting-2019-5

9 Non-Alcoholic Drinks For Rose Wine Lovers

Whether you are just trying to cut back or you don’t drink at all, you may want another way to get your rosé fix — without the alcohol.

https://www.bustle.com/p/9-non-alcoholic-drinks-for-rose-wine-lovers-17923199

Pairing Wine with Seafood

Seafood does not always have to be paired with white wine. Actually, some fish and shellfish dishes go quite well with varietals such as Pinot Noir and Merlot

https://www.gayot.com/wines/pairing-wine-with-seafood/

A Brief History of The Rogue Valley Wine Region

There a number of other American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) in Oregon that are making incredible, high quality wines.

https://thecraftycask.com/wine/rogue-valley-wine-region/

Top five global wine industry trends of 2019

From canned wines to cannabis infusions, FoodBev is raising a glass to this perennial alcoholic drink by looking at the top new global wine industry trends of 2019 so far.

https://www.foodbev.com/news/top-5-wine-trends-of-2019/

THE HISTORY OF SAUVIGNON BLANC

Sauvignon blanc is one of the few grape varieties that makes delicious wines all over the world

https://winespeed.com/blog/2019/05/the-history-of-sauvignon-blanc-plus-the-musque-muddle/

Italy’s booming Prosecco production is ‘unsustainable’, say researchers

The boom in prosecco production in recent years may be an environmental hazard, as it is contributing to the erosion of some 400 million kiograms of soil every year,

https://www.thelocal.it/20190528/italys-booming-prosecco-production-is-unsustainable-say-researchers

 

Biodynamics is Out, Phrenology is Wine’s New Trendy Pseudoscience!

Phrenology was the 100 Point Scale of its day. Yet another triumph of subjectivity over objectivity

https://hosemasterofwine.blogspot.com/2019/05/biodynamics-is-out-phrenology-is-wines.html

 

In lager, veritas: the physics of beer

Experimenting with beer in the name of science yields insights into volcanic eruptions, asteroid formation, and the perils of drinking in space.

https://cosmosmagazine.com/physics/in-lager-veritas-the-physics-of-beer

CONO SUR LAUNCHES CHILLED PINOT NOIR CAMPAIGN

Due to be launched in the UK next month, the campaign utilises the company’s temperature-sensitive, colour-changing label. Once sufficiently chilled, the image of the bike on the label turns from grey to blue.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/cono-sur-launches-chilled-pinot-noir-campaign/

Does a Lighter Work? Open Wine without Corkscrew

Is this wine hack process as easy as shown in many videos across YouTube?

https://youtu.be/xIadACeZfns

8 Things You Should Know About Sapporo Beer

Now world-famous, the Sapporo Beer Company is part of Sapporo Holdings, which also has real estate ventures, restaurants, and food and soft drinks brands.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sapporo-beer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=00e77a0c0d-MAY_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&mc_cid=00e77a0c0d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Anheuser-Busch Launches Low-Cal Mead, Is a High-Key Hypocrite

After condemning mead and those who drink it via its insufferable “Dilly, Dilly” Bud Light commercials, Anheuser-Busch is now producing its own “honey alcohol beverage,” a sparkling mead called “b.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/anheuser-busch-autumnal-mead/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=00e77a0c0d-MAY_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&mc_cid=00e77a0c0d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Ménage à Trois

Ménage à Trois is adding a Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon to its lineup. Retailing at $15 a 750-ml., the limited edition wine is 91% Cabernet, 7% Merlot, and 2% Petite Sirah, and spends three months in barrels that formerly held 6-year-old Kentucky Bourbon. Part of the Trinchero Family Estates portfolio, Ménage à Trois’ other recent innovations have included Decadence Cabernet Sauvignon, Luscious Pinot Noir, and Lavish Merlot.

Never Drink Bourbon With BBQ

Here are six tips on pairing cocktails and spirits with barbecue

https://vinepair.com/articles/bourbon-bbq-pass-on-pairing/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=00e77a0c0d-MAY_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&mc_cid=00e77a0c0d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Natural Wine, Explained

We’ve all heard of organic wine, and now there’s also biodynamic wine, but what the hell is natural wine?!

https://vinepair.com/articles/natural-wine-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=00e77a0c0d-MAY_29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-00e77a0c0d-38937345&mc_cid=00e77a0c0d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Constellation Unveils New Brand, To Kalon Vineyard Company

Constellation Brands is launching a new high-end Napa Valley wine label, To Kalon Vineyard Company. The new brand takes its name from the legendary To Kalon vineyard in Napa Valley’s Oakville AVA.

Partnering with winemaker Andy Erickson, Constellation’s first offering under the luxury brand will be a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon called Highest Beauty, a translation of the Greek phrase “To Kalon.” Retailing at $200 a 750-ml., Highest Beauty will debut in September through the brand’s mailing list. 500 cases were made for the inaugural 2016 vintage.

The launch comes amid ongoing legal wrangling over the To Kalon trademark. In March, The Vineyard House, a winery owned by Jeremy Nickel, son of the late Far Niente proprietor Gil Nickel, filed suit against Constellation, claiming that the company’s Robert Mondavi Corp. subsidiary fraudulently obtained the trademark of To Kalon and that Constellation has marketed it deceptively. Constellation says the allegations are without merit.

Remember The Wine Cooler? It’s Back

EJG reintroduces Bartles & Jaymes as a premium wine cooler “in portable, chillable and sleek new cans.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/05/28/something-old-and-fizzy-is-something-new-and-fizzy-in-the-wine-world-again/#5334bb9b1c1e

Horse Heaven Hills home to stellar wines

The Horse Heaven Hills is an acclaimed grape-growing region within Washington state that is not often visited by wine travelers because, despite its size, it offers few wineries.

https://www.tri-cityherald.com/living/food-drink/wine/article230925573.html

 

Pot in Wine Country? Napa group seeks ballot measure to grow marijuana

A group of Napa entrepreneurs from the wine and weed industries are seeking to make it legal to grow cannabis in the county for sale in stores.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Pot-in-Wine-Country-Napa-group-seeks-ballot-13901978.php?psid=37t8d

 

Wine hard to say, delightful to drink

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, this French wine appellation is the gateway to all that is beautiful in French wine and everyone deserves to be drinking this gem.

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/may/29/wine-hard-to-say-delightful-to-drink-20/?features-style

 

Yes, Colorado produces wine

There are actually more than 150 wineries, most of them growing their grapes between 4,000 and 7,000 feet in elevation.

https://www.vaildaily.com/entertainment/red-white-brew-yes-colorado-produces-wine/

 

What is Piquette? Meet Wine’s Easy-Drinking, Low-alcohol Style

A low-alcohol wine made from the second pressings of grape pomace, known to have been enjoyed by French farmhands and vineyard workers.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/28/piquette-easy-drinking-low-alcohol-wine/

Volcanic Wines Aren’t Just Trendy, They’re Timeless

Volcanos and wine are both pretty old, yet they continue to shape present-day landscapes both cultural and geographical.

https://growlermag.com/wine-time-volcanic-wines-arent-just-trendy-theyre-timeless/

World wine production

The world drinks a lot of wine — some 6.5 billion gallons in 2018, according to the Paris-based International Organisation of Vine and Wine.

https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190528/clemens-world-wine-production

How to Pair Sonoma’s Sparkling Wines with Seafood

The soils of Sonoma County can grow just about anything, which creates a natural playground for chefs who source from them.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/how-to-pair-sonomas-sparkling-wine-with-seafood/

Who’s Winning the US Search Wars?

Across all our wine categories, things seem to be pretty much the same: California has the most actual searches, while Virginia (and occasionally New York) manages to slip in ahead on the adjusted figure

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/whos-winning-the-us-search-wars

How Wineries Can Better Market to Millennials

66% of the wineries don’t have anybody looking at their data,

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/28/how-wineries-can-better-market-to-millennials/

Wine On Wheels: A Mobile Tasting Room Is Rolling Into Wine Country

Considering the ever-growing popularity of the food truck, it’s no surprise that some wineries are now taking the tasting room on the road

https://www.sonomamag.com/wine-on-wheels-a-mobile-tasting-room-is-rolling-into-wine-country/

Lodi 101

Families who have been farming in the region as far back as the 1860s

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Lodi-101–for-true-blue-Lodi-wine-lovers-

Remember Bud Ice?

Bud Ice was launched under the name Ice Draft by Anheuser-Busch in 1993 as a tactical response to an industry-wide ice beer trend.

We Still Stock It!!

https://punchdrink.com/articles/remember-budweiser-bud-ice-beer/?ref=PRH827F21D07C86&linkid=PRH827F21D07C86&cdi=2F9A5D72448C56FFE0534FD66B0ADC26&template_id=13062&aid=randohouseinc22030-20&utm_campaign=punchnewsletter&utm_source=Crown&utm_medium=Email&cid=94612&mid=1478208419

 

Rioja Alavesa: Going Its Own Way

Began to explore forming a new DO that would allow Alavesa producers to include information on the label that reflected terroir, lot, and winemaking process.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellewilliams/2019/05/29/rioja-alavesa-going-its-own-way/#c241b6f3745b

 

NORTH KOREA TO LAUNCH ‘FIRST WHISKY’ THIS YEAR

Reports claim that North Korea is to launch what it is thought to be its first whisky from Samilpo Distillery this year, with the bottle and label said to have been inspired by Diageo’s blended Scotch brand Johnnie Walker.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/north-korea-to-launch-first-whisky-this-year/

 

ANCIENT BUST OF BACCHUS DISCOVERED IN ROME

The discovery was made during excavations near the ancient Roman Forum.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/ancient-bust-of-bacchus-discovered-in-rome/

7 Questions About Vermouth You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask

The fortified wine flavored with botanicals, roots, and herbs gets its name from a 16th-century Bavarian wine, vermutwein, which was flavored with wormwood.

https://vinepair.com/articles/vermouth-wine-faq/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4c89d947fe-MAY_30_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4c89d947fe-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4c89d947fe-38937345&mc_cid=4c89d947fe&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Grey Goose launches ‘groundbreaking’ cocktail machine

The system has been designed for a variety of drinks to be served with ease and at speed, producing consistent serves at sub-zero temperatures. It can be charged with either nitrogen to create drinks with a creamy texture, or carbonation to produce sparkling drinks.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/05/grey-goose-launches-groundbreaking-cocktail-machine/

 

 

New Macallan

The Macallan is set to release a new “Estate” whisky, featuring barley grown at its 485-acre Easter Elchies property in Speyside. The Macallan Estate was distilled over the course of a single week, is bottled at 43% abv, and is rolling out in June to the U.S. and select global markets, retailing at $250 a 750-ml. The new bottling is packaged in a gift box containing an inlay of slate, along with photography of the estate’s barley fields on the banks of the River Spey.

 

Rosé’s Latest Trend Turns Almost Any Beverage Into A Frosé.

The non-alcoholic frosé mixer, which, when blended with ice, turns any drink into a fruity and sweet slushy sipper.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2019/05/30/hold-the-wine-roses-latest-trend-turns-almost-any-beverage-into-a-frose/#53d595a14749

 

Meet Lambrusco, the Bubbly Wine that Tastes like Grape Soda

The easy-sipping sparkling red wine that’s a step up from bland rosé and straddles the divide between red wine, fizzy lifting drinks, even beer. This is the porch-pounder you need to try this year.

https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/best-lambrusco-wines

 

The Other Cabernet You Should Care About

Cabernet Franc is one of the direct parents of Cabernet Sauvignon, conceived centuries ago during a fertile fling with Sauvignon Blanc in a French, or possibly Spanish, vineyard.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/30/the-other-cabernet-you-should-care-about/

 

The 15 Best Appetizers for Wine Tasting Party

Sure, a glass of wine is good on its own, but pair it with the right food and the flavors of each will really sing. Read on to learn the best appetizer for wine tasting party.

https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/best-appetizer-for-wine-tasting-party/

 

Learn Everything You Need to Know about Gavi

Italy has some local specialty whites that are very tasty and very well crafted that are worth learning about

https://youtu.be/zyA4GcPuEZU

 

Gluten Free Beer

The category can be tricky to navigate, though. Below, we break down the differences between gluten-free beer options.

https://vinepair.com/articles/gluten-free-beer-guide-how-made/

 

 

THERE’S SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT RUEDA

One of the world’s top white wine regions, D.O. Rueda, unveiled a new look for the 2018 vintage.


http://www.snooth.com/articles/there-ys-something-different-about-rueda-7141/

Is an Electric Wine Opener Better Than a Manual Corkscrew?

We tried the Oster electric wine opener to find out if it was truly an easier way to open wine—and if easy is even what you want.

https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/is-an-electric-wine-opener-better-than-a-manual-corkscrew-article

5 ingenious ways to open a beer without a bottle opener

Don’t have a bottle opener on hand? Don’t worry — there are multiple items lying around the house and car that you can use to pop the cap off your bottle.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/15-ingenious-ways-to-open-a-beer-without-a-bottle-opener/

What Is Wine Fining

Fining is about removing unwanted material from wine while still in the cellar.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/what-is-fining-51651/

 

 

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Bushmills In Expansion Mode

Bushmills is set to double its whiskey output with a second distillery, slated to open by 2022. Already the largest and oldest whiskey maker in Northern Ireland, Bushmills got the green light for the expansion as part of a $77 million investment plan by Mexico-based parent company Becle S.A.B. de C.V., also known as Cuervo. When it opens, Bushmills’ new single malt distillery will match the capacity of its current facility. Although the company won’t say what that capacity is, it’s estimated to be around 6 million liters of pure alcohol annually.

 Whisky Advocate has the full story.

 

New Josh Wine

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits has debuted a new limited edition wine under its Josh Cellars brand. Josh Cellars Military Salute Edition Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi Reserve will be available through September 5 in retailers across the U.S. The company will donate $1 from every bottle sold to Operation Gratitude, an organization set up to deliver care packages to U.S. service members stationed at home and abroad. Josh Cellars Military Salute Edition Cabernet Sauvignon is now available nationally, retailing at $20 a 750-ml. Josh Cellars, an Impact “Hot Brand,” surged 26% to 2.6 million cases in the

U.S. last year.

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Wine Labels Are Confusing—We Asked an Expert to Clear Things Up

In the case of wine, you often have no choice but to judge a book by its cover. To make an informed decision, start by learning what all those terms on the bottle mean

. https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/beverages/wine-label-meaning

The 13 Best Alcohol Subscription Boxes for Trying New Liquor, Wine, and Beer

It’s time to build out your bar cart.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/g27504607/best-alcohol-subscription-boxes/

Barefoot’s New Boxed Wine Has 4 Bottles in Each, So Consider Your Weekend Rosé Needs Covered

Barefoot just launched a whole range of boxed wines with an easy-to-pour nozzle

IN STOCK!

https://www.popsugar.com/food/Barefoot-Tap-Boxed-Wine-2019-46158894

The Maker of Whispering Angel Is Releasing a New Luxury Wine

Whispering Angel is really the entry-level wine of the existing quartet, which still comes with a suggested retail price of only $19.99.

http://fortune.com/2019/05/19/whispering-angel-rose-wine/

“Parkerization” is not a myth or a lie

Bob Parker absolutely was “the father of modern wine criticism”; he did indeed “raise the bar” for all of us who followed.

http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2019/05/18/parkerization-is-not-a-myth-or-a-lie/

Can CBD Really Do All That?

We are bombarded by a dizzying variety of CBD-infused products: beers, gummies, chocolates and marshmallows

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/14/magazine/cbd-cannabis-cure.html

5 reasons to start drinking wine from a can

The newest way to drink your favorite vino.

https://www.bhg.com.au/5-reasons-to-start-drinking-wine-from-a-can

Defining “Classic Wines”

Classic Wines are used to learn about wine. So, if you’re looking to improve your knowledge quickly, this is a great place to start!

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/defining-classic-wines-and-the-trick-to-blind-tasting/

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Silver Bullet Cold Stream to pour sub-32 degree Coors Light at a festival near you

Coming soon to an outdoor event near you: the Silver Bullet Cold Stream, a custom Airstream trailer equipped with technology that pours Coors Light drafts below freezing temperatures.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/news/silver-bullet-cold-stream-to-pour-sub-32-degree-coors-light-at-a-festival-near-you/amp/

UNDERSTANDING BIODYNAMIC WINE: THE MONTY WALDIN INTERVIEW

Organic and biodynamic wines are currently a very hot topic in fashionable wine circles.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/understanding-biodynamic-wine-the-monty-waldin-interview

How the physics of fizz contributes to human happiness

Have you ever wondered why it’s so enjoyable to imbibe a glass of something that sets off a series of microexplosions in your mouth?

https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/champagne-physics

Should brands be marketing to ‘supertasters’?

Taste sensitivity could be an untapped sector for beverages like wine and coffee, according to new research from Cornell University. Supertasters and nontasters respond differently to sensory information, with potential for new marketing strategies

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2019/05/20/Should-brands-be-marketing-to-supertasters

Why Do Winery Instagram Feeds Suck So Much?

Simply put, a lot of your winery Instagrams aren’t worth a damn following.

https://spitbucket.net/2019/05/19/why-do-winery-instagram-feeds-suck-so-much/

New Gin

Diageo has unveiled a new super-premium gin label, Villa Ascenti. Made at the new Distilleria Santa Vittoria in Italy, Villa Ascenti is made from Moscato grapes infused with Tuscan juniper berries and also includes herbs like mint and thyme. Villa Ascenti is initially launching in Europe, where the super- and ultra-premium gin markets have been growing rapidly in recent years. The new brand joins Gordon’s, Tanqueray, Tanqueray No. Ten, and Jinzu in Diageo’s gin portfolio. Pernod Ricard also recently expanded in upscale gin, agreeing to acquire the Malfy brand from Biggar & Leith for an undisclosed sum.

New Zealand wine documentary a must see

A Seat at the Table comparing winemaking in France and New Zealand.

https://www.therealreview.com/2019/05/20/new-zealand-wine-documentary-a-must-see/

Spanish police arrest four in connection with major wine fraud

DO Bierzo wine board had detected irregularities on wine bottle labels. “Numbers on the back labels had been duplicated. Others were false numbers,

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/news/spanish-police-arrest-four-connection-major-wine-fraud

WE DON’T AGE WINES ENOUGH IN CALIFORNIA

California vintners are not ageing their top wines for long enough due to a desire for instant gratification in the US, according to Gallo winemaker Chris Munsell.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/munsell-we-dont-age-wines-enough-in-california/

8 Alternatives to Vodka in Your Bloody Mary

While vodka does a great job of doing this, the cocktail can be elevated even further by experimenting with different spirits

https://vinepair.com/articles/bloody-mary-vodka-alternatives/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dcae7a61a8-MAY_21_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dcae7a61a8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dcae7a61a8-38937345&mc_cid=dcae7a61a8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What’s the Difference Between a Brewer and Brewmaster? Brewhouse Titles, Explained

Roles vary greatly by brewery size and setup, but there is a basic hierarchy in relation to brewers’ experience.

https://vinepair.com/articles/brewery-jobs-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dcae7a61a8-MAY_21_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dcae7a61a8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dcae7a61a8-38937345&mc_cid=dcae7a61a8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 Things You Should Know About Martini & Rossi

Martini & Rossi accounted for more than 45 percent of the global vermouth market

https://vinepair.com/articles/martini-rossi-asti-vermouth-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dcae7a61a8-MAY_21_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dcae7a61a8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dcae7a61a8-38937345&mc_cid=dcae7a61a8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Difference Between Campari and Aperol, Explained

Aperol and Campari have been popular in their native Italy for well over a century.

https://vinepair.com/articles/difference-between-aperol-campari/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dcae7a61a8-MAY_21_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dcae7a61a8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dcae7a61a8-38937345&mc_cid=dcae7a61a8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Mon Frère Wines

Palm Bay International has introduced Mon Frère Winery, a new California-based project. Led by winemaker Tom Hinde, who also heads up Palm Bay’s Au Contraire brand, Mon Frère includes three wines—Chardonnay ($16 a 750-ml.), Pinot Noir ($17), and Cabernet Sauvignon ($17)—all of which are rolling out nationwide. Taub Family Cos., Palm Bay’s parent company, also counts Heritance, The Angry Bunch, and Ay Carumba sangria among its California brands. Last fall, Taub Family also acquired the Saracina ranch in Mendocino, which it will use as a base of expansion for its California operations.

Everything You Can Tell About A Rosé Based On Its Color

With a wine that is so defined by its color, the cheat codes for shopping rosé like a pro may be hidden in its many shades of pink.

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/rose-wine-color-dark-light

ALDI IS OFFERING FREE WINE TO CUSTOMERS WILLING TO WRITE HONEST REVIEWS

If you’re a budding wine connoisseur, then this is the opportunity for you

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/aldi-free-wine-customers-review-twitter-club-a8923296.html

America’s All-Time Favorite Wines

What a check on US searching patterns suggests is that, as a country, it is almost seamlessly homogenous, with very little variation in search patterns when viewed across the past 20 years.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/america-s-favorite-ever-wines

10 Recipes and Pairings for Every Type of Summer Grilling

Whether seafood, beef or a vegetable-based side, we promise you’ll have the right wine on hand for any meal.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/10-recipes-and-pairings-for-every-type-of-summer-grilling/

The Different Styles of Japanese Shochu

In Japan, shochu, the low-proof distilled spirit, outsells saké by far. While both derive their flavor from koji, a mold that converts starch into sugar, shochu can be made from a variety of base ingredients, which allows for a diverse range of flavors.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/20/the-different-styles-of-japanese-shochu/

Napa Valley winery sues over $1M in smoke-tainted grapes

A Napa Valley vintner has sued its insurer for failing to pay compensation for $1.14 million worth of wine grapes tainted by smoke during the 2017 wildfires in that region.

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/napacounty/9618785-181/napa-wine-grapes-lawsuit-insurance

New Trends In Champagne

Champagne, and all types of sparkling wine, have long been suffering in the aperitif ghetto. They have, traditionally, been seen as celebratory wines to have before a meal.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2019/05/20/new-trends-in-champagne/#708d78cb91da

ABC (Anyone Buying Chard?) – The Character Assassination of Chardonnay

At the end of 2017 there were over 96,000 acres of Chard planted in California and it’s planted in every wine region around the globe.

https://www.intowine.com/abc-anyone-buying-chard-character-assassination-chardonnay

Here’s How To Pour A Perfect Draught Craft Beer

Yeast and bacteria “routinely enter draught systems where they feed on beer and attach to draught line,

https://www.forbes.com/sites/garystoller/2019/05/21/heres-how-to-pour-a-perfect-draught-craft-beer/#6b037ff33b85

US Beer Industry Supports More than 2 Million Jobs

Beer Institute president and CEO Jim McGreevy added that the beer industry is “the crown jewel of American manufacturing today.”

https://www.brewbound.com/news/study-us-beer-industry-supports-more-than-2-million-jobs

Can I Age Fireball Whisky?

I’d suggest buying a new bottle instead of consuming an “aged” bottle. That way, you’re more likely to experience the flavors as they were intended.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-can-i-age-fireball-whisky/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5c5886e98f-MAY_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5c5886e98f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5c5886e98f-38937345&mc_cid=5c5886e98f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

6 Questions About Rosé You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask

If you have some lingering questions about rosé — where it comes from, how it’s made, and what makes it so popular — rest assured you’re not alone.

https://vinepair.com/articles/rose-wine-faq-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5c5886e98f-MAY_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5c5886e98f-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5c5886e98f-38937345&mc_cid=5c5886e98f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Official PGA Wine

Constellation Brands has partnered with the PGA to make Meiomi the official wine of the PGA Tour. The multi-year marketing agreement will bring Meiomi to each stop on the PGA Tour, where guests will be able to learn about the brand, taste samples, and purchase bottles. Meiomi will launch digital ads to support the Tour and will host a retail sweepstakes to award a trip for four to play a round of golf at TPC Sawgrass. Last year, Meiomi was up 5.8% to 1.27 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

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Why My Bar Is Giving Away $25K Worth of Rosé to Support Women’s Reproductive Rights

Rebel Rebel owner Lauren Friel responds to the Alabama abortion ban.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/lauren-friel-alabama-abortion-ban

A Quick Guide to Rosé Wine

Rosé is the fastest-growing category in America, as consumption grew roughly 50% in 2017. Consequently, you’ll likely see more choices on shelves as summer nears.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/21/a-quick-guide-to-rose-wine/

The Dos and Don’ts of Storing Wine

Storing wine correctly is crucial to maintaining the good condition of a wine collection, particularly if that collection is expensive.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/the-dos-and-donts-of-storing-wine

A Guide to the Calories, Carbs, and ABV in America’s Best-Selling Beers

Whether you’re a Coors Light lover or a milkshake IPA devotee, the following table can help you out next time you’re peeking at your waistline.

https://vinepair.com/articles/20-best-lowest-carbs-calories-beers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a3230c8e49-MAY_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a3230c8e49-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a3230c8e49-38937345&mc_cid=a3230c8e49&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

If You Are A Fan Of IPA, Science Says You’re More Likely To Be A Psycho

What the researchers uncovered was that the more a person craved bitter flavors, the darker their personality.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/if-you-are-a-fan-of-ipa-science-says-youre-more-likely-to-by-psychotic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a3230c8e49-MAY_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a3230c8e49-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a3230c8e49-38937345&mc_cid=a3230c8e49&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Breaking down beer jargon

Choosing a beer, especially at a bar that features many craft beers, can be a time-consuming endeavor, and can also feel like you’re reading an alien language. IPA? IBU? ABV?

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/05/23/breaking-down-beer-jargon/

Sailor Jerry expands range for first time with Savage Apple

Sailor Jerry Savage Apple has an RRP of US$15.99 and will launch initially in New York and Florida, before rolling out across the US this autumn.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/05/sailor-jerry-expands-range-for-first-time-with-savage-apple/

JACKSON FAMILY WINES TO EXPAND TO TASMANIA

One of the world’s most powerful wine companies, Jackson Family Wines, is on the hunt for a place to make Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Tasmania.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/jackson-family-wines-to-expand-to-tasmania/

 

WHY CORK’S FASTEST GROWTH MARKET SHOULD SURPRISE

The fastest growth market for the past 18 months has been Australia, which he explained, is surprising because it is a wine-producing nation better known for using predominantly screwcaps to seal its bottles.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/why-corks-fastest-growth-market-should-surprise/

 

 

As US Wine Sales Are Expected To Decline, One Wine Brand Defies The Trend

Josh Cellars, continues to defy the trend and exhibit impressive gains year after year.

ALWAYS IN STOCK!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/theworldwineguys/2019/05/23/as-us-wine-sales-are-expected-to-decline-one-wine-brand-defies-the-trend/#6cb1a83975c1

 

IRISH DISTILLERS LAUNCHES WHISKEY PODCAST SERIES

The owner of Jameson, Irish Distillers, has launched a five-part podcast series telling the story of how three companies saved the country’s whiskey industry from extinction

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/irish-distillers-launches-whiskey-podcast-series/

 

 

Dealing with Wine in Restaurants

Being put on the spot with a wine list the size of the Gutenberg Bible can definitely cause personal anxiety.

http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/dealing-with-wine-in-restaurants?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TimGaiserMasterSommelier-Blog+%28The+Blog+of+Tim+Gaiser%2C+MS%29

 

Light, Bright, Definitely Not Sprite: 20 of the Best Spiked Seltzers to Try

Spiked seltzers are flooding the marketplace.

MANY IN STOCK!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/20-best-spiked-seltzers-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3bbff0c650-MAY_24_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3bbff0c650-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3bbff0c650-38937345&mc_cid=3bbff0c650&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Exploring Italy Through its Amaro

Amaro, Italy’s famously bitter liqueur steeped with herbs, roots and other flavorings, is favored as a digestivo, and figures on every dessert menu or wine/spirits list in Italy.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/23/exploring-italy-through-amaro/

 

Whether you drink red or white wine says a lot about your personality

According to new research, the type of wine you drink can say a lot about your personality.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/red-white-wine-personality-traits-121537502.html

 

 

Hands Down, the Best Wine to Use When Making Sangria

Here are the best reds, whites, and rosés that are perf for sangria making.

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/g27560071/best-red-white-wine-for-sangria/

 

 

The real reason you can’t handle alcohol anymore

Ever wonder why you can’t do red wine anymore (or is it bourbon)? Read on

https://considerable.com/the-real-reason-you-cant-handle-alcohol-anymore/

 

Restaurants That Dare To Serve 100 Wines By The Glass

By-the-glass wine lists are generally hard for restaurants to manage.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2019/05/23/restaurants-that-dare-to-serve-100-wines-by-the-glass/#6f2915481be3

 

Making Rosé Is A Lot Harder Than It Looks

Rosé is, technically, the hardest wine to make

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/05/23/the-craze-of-rose-easy-and-fun-but-actually-making-rose-a-lot-harder-than-it-looks-heres-why/#46b3090436e6

 

9 Strategies for Wine Theory Study

Knowing geography, grape varieties, wine laws, viticultural and winemaking terms, is mandatory to becoming an experienced professional.

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/tim-gaiser-ms-sommday-series-9-strategies-for-wine-theory-study/

 

What’s A Wine Diet & Is It Healthy?

Over the years, some shrewd innovators have developed “wine diets.” Some are risky and extreme, and others are more reasonable.

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/05/233666/what-is-wine-diet

 

WHY SCREW CAPS ON WINE BOTTLES CAN BE BETTER THAN CORKS

There is a stigma associated with wines carrying screw caps, or twist-off tops, probably because they were originally used to seal wines on the less expensive end of the spectrum.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/wine-screw-cap-cork-sommelier-red-white-taste-bottle-a8928031.html

 

 

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