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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 10-21-19

October 21, 2019

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10-21–19

Liquor Industry News 10-21-19

October 21, 2019

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

10-21-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

‘Weed moms’ are the new ‘wine moms’

What’s in Your Wine?

Sam Adams Is Releasing a $200 Beer That’s Illegal in Over a Dozen States

 

 

PUT ‘CHEMGRO’ ON WINES PRODUCED USING PESTICIDES

“Why is it that it is organic that has to be certified; it should be the other way round should, it should state that it is chemgro,”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/put-chemgro-on-wines-produced-using-pesticides/

Sutter Home Winery Inc. Sues New York company for allegedly misusing “Napa Cellars” trademark

Sutter Home Winery Inc. is suing a New York-based wine company for up to $2 million for alleged trademark infringement for misusing the Napa Valley company’s trademark “Napa Cellars,” according to the lawsuit.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=220569

Winery websites at the heart of lawsuits over ADA compliance online

ADA compliance online remains something of a gray area, though, because there are no established standards for how to make a website ADA compliant

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/winery-websites-at-the-heart-of-lawsuits-over-ada-compliance/article_7a4535e3-a8aa-5ac5-ad7e-4ff0c2dd8be3.html

Hey, White Claw fans. You’ve got alcohol all wrong.

Why does alcohol have to be healthy? Why can’t it just be recreational?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/10/04/hey-white-claw-fans-youve-got-alcohol-all-wrong/

‘Alcoholic Tide Pods’: Everyone is very confused about the newest way to drink whisky

That’s right: They’re alcoholic Tide Pods.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Alcoholic-Tide-Pods-Everyone-is-very-confused-14497570.php

5 Must-Have Bottles For A Memorable (And Successful) Wine Tasting Party

You could do a wine tasting party for friends pretty easily. Or you could give it some effort and do a wine tasting party for friends right.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2019/10/06/5-must-have-bottles-for-a-memorable-and-successful-wine-tasting-party/#2ca3caf72016

Is alcohol RUINING your looks? Expert reveals the tell-tale signs of ‘wine face’

alcohol is a ‘key offender’ into why your face could start to see signs of ageing.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7537771/Expert-reveals-tell-tale-signs-wine-face-including-fine-lines-dry-patches-dullness.html

Ireland’s favorite liquor revealed and it’s not Irish whiskey or gin

Sorry whiskey and gin lovers but it seems that Ireland has a strong penchant for a more unlikely spirit with vodka coming on top as Ireland’s favorite liquor.

https://www.irishcentral.com/news/irelands-favorite-liquor

11 Things You Should Know About Heaven Hill Distillery

The largest family-owned and operated distillery in the U.S. It’s also the second-largest holder of barrels in the world, and one of the country’s largest spirits suppliers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/heaven-hill-distillery/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=93eede6f8c-OCT_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-93eede6f8c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-93eede6f8c-38937345&mc_cid=93eede6f8c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A TV Series Chronicling Anheuser-Busch Family Story Is Coming

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 101 Studios, the studio behind hit cable TV show Yellowstone, is developing the series entitled Under the Influence.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/anheuser-busch-budweiser-series/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=93eede6f8c-OCT_8_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-93eede6f8c-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-93eede6f8c-38937345&mc_cid=93eede6f8c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A Wine Guide to Hawaii, Island by Island

Hawaii also boasts a handful of homegrown wineries.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/07/hawaii-wine-guide-island-by-island/

The three inventions that created the modern wine world

Whenever anyone discusses the history of wine, three men generally go unmentioned

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/three-inventions-created-modern-wine-world

Are Wine Ambassadors Worth the Time and Money?

The role of the ambassador has been expanding in the last 10 years.

https://acevola.blogspot.com/2019/10/are-wine-ambassadors-worth-time-and.html

RIBERA DEL DUERO COUNCIL APPROVES DO STATUS FOR WHITE WINE

315 or so producers across the DO to produce and sell white wines using the DO label on the bottle. Previously, white wine production in Ribera del Duero was limited to one protected geographical indication, Castilla y Leon IGP, and accounted for less than 3% of the region’s wine production.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/ribera-del-duero-council-approves-do-status-for-white-wine/

THIS IS RIOJA’S ‘FIRST’ OFFICIAL SINGLE VINEYARD WINE

Called Canterabuey, it is the first Rioja wine to gain a Viñedo Singular certification.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/spanish-estate-launches-riojas-first-certified-single-vineyard-wine/

How Red Wine is Made

Red wine production requires no cooking or ingredients besides grapes, yeast and, usually, sulfur dioxide as a preservative.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/08/how-red-wine-is-made/

Whiskey Pods Are Tailor-Made for American Drinkers

The pods drew quick comparisons to everything from Jell-O shots to Gushers fruit snacks, in addition to the laundry-detergent capsules that became a meme in 2018 after several dozen teens ate them on YouTube.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/10/scotch-pods/599662/

Sam Adams Is Releasing a $200 Beer That’s Illegal in Over a Dozen States

The brewery describes it as having “a deep, rich, malty smoothness reminiscent of a vintage Port, Cognac, or fine Sherry.”

IN STOCK SOON!

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/sam-adams-utopias-2019

Tanqueray launches Citrus Heart cocktail bitters

La Pietra, of Sub Astor in São Paulo, collaborated with Diageo global cocktailian Lauren Mote to create the Tanqueray No. Ten Tropical Citrus Heart Bitters inspired by ingredients from the Amazon rainforest.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/tanqueray-launches-citrus-heart-cocktail-bitters/

Catena Branches Into Natural Wine

Argentinian winery Bodega y Viñedos Catena is launching La Marchigiana, a trio of natural wines that pays homage to the Catena family’s winemaking roots in 19th-century Italy. The limited-production bottlings of Criolla Chica, Chardonnay, and Bonarda are fermented and aged in tinajas, traditional clay pots like those used by winery founder Nicola Catena when he arrived in Argentina from Le Marche, Italy, more than 100 years ago. Each of the three varieties is a 2017 vintage, now available in the U.S. through MundoVino, a division of Winebow, retailing at $35 a 750-ml. The Catena brand sells approximately 165,000 cases annually, according to Impact Databank.

Sonoma County wineries continue the grape harvest using backup power

The preemptive power shutdown to help curtail potential fires comes at a crucial time as wineries are taking in late red grape varieties into their crush pads along the North Coast

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/10152465-181/many-sonoma-county-wineries-have

Autolysis: When Yeast Die for the Wine Drinker’s Pleasure

When yeast have completed their primary task and fermentable sugars have turned to alcohol, the energetic yeast begin to rest and settle to the bottom of the fermentation vessel. Many styles of wine require winemakers to then rack, or move, the wine into another vessel and away from a majority of the yeast.

https://growlermag.com/autolysis-when-yeast-die-for-the-wine-drinkers-pleasure/

Everything You Need to Know About Hosting a Fall Wine Tasting Party

Here’s what you need to know for a successful sipping soiree.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/209195/wine-tasting-party-tips/

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Virginia Wine

Virginia ranks sixth in the nation’s top wine-producing states

https://vinepair.com/articles/heres-everything-you-need-to-know-about-virginia-wine-infographic/

Meet Bolé, Italy’s Newest Sparkling Wine Made In Romagna

Bolé is the first expression of Novebolle, Italy’s newest Spumante DOC, and is part of a larger cultural project designed to put Romagna on the map.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/liviahengel/2019/10/09/meet-bole-spumante-sparkling-wine-romagna/#1635f2d36769

Are Restaurant Wine Pairings Worth It?

In theory, it’s a fun and liberating way to experience drinks that you might otherwise not sample, thoughtfully paired with each dish.

https://vinepair.com/articles/are-restaurant-wine-pairings-worth-it/

How Wine Importers Are Reacting to Trump’s New Tariffs

A silver lining for consumers is that though the price of some wines will almost certainly increase, overall, wine drinkers shouldn’t see the full cost of these import duties.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/wine-importers-reacting-trumps-tariffs-162524278.html

Boston Needs to Reform Its Liquor Licensing Laws. Here’s How

The prohibitive cost of a liquor license creates an enormous barrier to entry and perverse incentives.

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/2019/10/10/liquor-license-reform/

Introducing The Oenobeer, A Cross Between Beer And Wine

Oenobeer, a new type of liquid that tastes something like a mix between beer, wine, and mead.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kennygould/2019/10/10/introducing-the-oenobeer-a-cross-between-beer-and-wine/#45c39ff71bb4

Baker’s Bourbon

Beam Suntory has revamped Baker’s Bourbon, keeping its seven-year age minimum and proof, but switching the whiskey to a single barrel bottling. The 53.5% abv Bourbon will also receive new packaging featuring the specific age of the barrel, the warehouse where it aged, and the barreling date. The new single barrel Baker’s will retail at $60. To commemorate the change, the company is also releasing the first limited-edition Baker’s bottling—a 13-year-old single barrel expression—positioned at $99 a 750-ml. Both the newly rebranded Baker’s and the brand’s limited-edition whiskey are now available across the U.S. Baker’s had U.S. volume of 7,000 cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

CARLSBERG UNVEILS ‘WORLD’S FIRST’ PAPER BEER BOTTLE

The bottle forms part of Carlsberg’s Together Towards Zero initiative, which includes a commitment to reach zero carbon emissions and a 30% reduction in its “full-value-chain carbon footprint” by 2030.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/carlsberg-unveils-worlds-first-paper-beer-bottle/

Pliny the Elder, the First Wine Critic and Why He Still Matters

He may have also been one of the first wine critics.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/10/pliny-the-elder-first-wine-critic/

Why you don’t put wine in a blender, and the other wine gaffes of ‘Succession’

Should we all be hyper-decanting?!

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/movies-tv/why-you-dont-put-wine-in-a-blender-and-the-other-wine-gaffes-of-succession

America’s Favorite Wine Grapes

What do Zinfandel, Riesling, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc all have in common? Well, for a start, none of them even make the top 10 of America’s favorite wine grapes.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/10/americas-favorite-wine-grapes

Blind Tasting Wine Is a Cool Party Trick That’s Professionally Invaluable

The ability to identify a wine “blind” might seem like little more than a party trick to those outside the wine trade, but many industry professionals believe it’s an invaluable skill.

https://vinepair.com/articles/blind-tasting-wine-professionals/

Guided Bug & Wine Pairing

Like a wine and cheese pairing, minus the cheese (and plus the bugs)!

https://www.atlasobscura.com/experiences/guided-bug-wine-pairing

What’s in Your Wine?

Wine has a reputation as a simple, one-ingredient drink. But that all-natural street cred can be misleading.

https://drfranklipman.com/2019/10/11/whats-in-your-wine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=whats-in-your-wine

‘Weed moms’ are the new ‘wine moms’

Parents.com told ABC News’ Good Morning Americathat more moms are opening up about their marijuana use than ever before.

https://wtop.com/health-fitness/2019/10/weed-moms-are-the-new-wine-moms/

 

How some white wine is actually made from red grapes

Grape juice in itself always comes white, as the skin is responsible for the color which ends up in your glass.

https://www.mylondon.news/news/uk-world-news/how-white-wine-actually-made-17058274

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine ((WWW) 10-20-19

October 20, 2019

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Liquor Industry News 10-14-19

October 14, 2019

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

10-14-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How Meditation Can Make Your Champagne Taste Better

US to impose 25% tariff on single malt Scotch and MORE!

Hershey’s and Yuengling make chocolate beer

 

An Introduction to Five of Australia’s Cool-Climate Wine Regions

A look at five of Australia’s cool climate wine regions and the wines to get to know in them.

https://vinepair.com/articles/australias-cool-climate-wine-regions-infographic/

 

Sterling Vineyards 375 ml Aluminum Bottles

Sterling released these bottles for summer sipping, but they will be perfect all year long

https://www.augustachronicle.com/lifestyle/20190929/wine-time-sterling-vineyards-375-ml-aluminum-bottles

 

Hard Seltzer Is Killing The Market

The millennial-driven focus on drinking “healthy” and less frequently has driven interest in these beverages.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2019/09/27/hard-seltzer-is-killing-the-market/#7fc0e16957ef

 

14 Things You Should Know About Baileys

Baileys is now one of Ireland’s most successful exports.

https://vinepair.com/articles/baileys-cream-irish/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d9c0878ff-OCT_1_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d9c0878ff-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3d9c0878ff-38937345&mc_cid=3d9c0878ff&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What Are Those Holes On Top Or Cork Capsule

A friend told me that preservatives are injected into wine corks through the foil capsule or plastic sleeve, as indicated by the small holes in the seal. This seems unlikely to me. Is it true?

Those tiny holes in the capsule sure cause a lot of confusion! No, they are not a sign of something injected into the bottle, nor are they there to let the cork breathe.

Rather, those tiny perforations act as a vent to allow air to escape when the capsule is being put on the bottle. They allow for a tighter, wrinkle-free fit without any air trapped in the capsule.

 

 

An Interview On The Pros And Cons Of Alcohol Studies And Warnings

There is a movement to get the U.S. Federal Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to expand its mandated health warning on beverage alcohol to include rotating messages linking alcohol consumption to cancer.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2019/09/27/an-interview-on-the-pros-and-cons-of-alcohol-studies-and-warnings/#4bec7416b60a

 

The Dos and Don’ts of Partying at Wineries, According to People Who Work There

So let’s say you find a tasting room that does accept groups or host parties. How do you know what to do and avoid at your event?

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-dos-donts-wine-tasting-room-parties/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d9c0878ff-OCT_1_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d9c0878ff-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-3d9c0878ff-38937345&mc_cid=3d9c0878ff&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Cîroc adds limited edition White Grape flavor to range

Released for the festive season, Cîroc White Grape is distilled five times before being infused with a blend of “ripe white grapes” and “other natural flavors”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/ciroc-adds-limited-edition-white-grape-flavour-to-range/

 

Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine

Records going back 700 years show that Burgundy’s wine grapes have been feeling the heat of the past three decades.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/09/wine-harvest-dates-earlier-climate-change/

 

What Part of Reality Are You Missing? Augmenting Smart Packaging

What are customers looking for in wine packaging that most wineries are ignoring or missing at this point?

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/09/30/what-part-of-reality-are-you-missing

 

The Price of State Control for Wine

How prices compared in Pennsylvania – a state where all alcohol is sold via state-owned stores – with the rest of the country.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/10/the-price-of-state-control-for-wine

 

Wine labels on the brain

A recent study rooted in neuromarketing shows that designers and consumers may have different ideas about ‘good’ design

https://packagingeurope.com/wine-labels-on-the-brain/

Is Beer Gluten-Free?

This article examines the gluten content of beer and how much gluten is in several main types, as well as whether any are safe for individuals with celiac disease.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/does-beer-have-gluten

ARE FARMHOUSE ALES ACTUALLY MADE ON FARMS?

Not anymore, but they used to be.

Farmhouse ales used to exist out of necessity. For centuries, drinking beer was safer than drinking water. European farmers needed a beverage that was low enough in alcohol so they could still accomplish their daily tasks, while also gaining a bit of sustenance; thus, the farmhouse ale was born. These beers are traditionally made with ingredients found on the farm and can be a bit funky and smell like straw or hay. Farmers would usually brew these beers in the winter and then drink them through the entire growing season up until the point of harvest.

Farmhouse ales were all but dead until the craft beer industry revived them. You’ll most often see them on brewers tap lists around harvest time. It’s unlikely now that your average farmhouse ale was actually made on a farm, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious.

New Jack

Jack Daniel’s is introducing Tennessee Apple, a blend of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and apple liqueur. Launched this month, Tennessee Apple is at 35% abv and is in national distribution in 50-ml., 375-ml., 750-ml., and 1-liter bottles, retailing for $27 a 750-ml. It joins Tennessee Honey and Tennessee Fire in the Jack Daniel’s flavor portfolio. Tennessee Honey and Fire combined for over 1.1 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

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Hershey’s and Yuengling make chocolate beer

The 4.5% ABV brew will be available on draft only

https://nypost.com/2019/10/02/hersheys-and-yuengling-make-chocolate-beer-where-to-find-it/

 

It’s Impossible to Define ‘Sessionable’ in Craft Beer

Definitions of “session beer” abound on the Internet, from stories of sustaining World War I shell factory workers, to low-proof beers that pair well with weed.

https://vinepair.com/articles/craft-beer-session-definition/

 

A beginners’ guide to pairing beer and food

Why not pair these fancy dishes with beer?

https://theknow.denverpost.com/2019/10/02/beginners-guide-pairing-beer-food-gabf/225227/

 

 

US to impose 25% tariff on single malt Scotch and MORE!

The US government revealed its intentions to impose a 25% import tariff on EU goods, including single malt Scotch whisky, single malt Irish whiskey, liqueurs, cordials and wine on 18 October 2019.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/10/us-slaps-25-tariff-on-scotch-whisky/

Trump’s proposed cheese and wine tariffs rile Europeans

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe-decries-proposed-us-tariffs-on-french-wine-italian-cheese-and-other-products/2019/10/03/2dab6dd9-89fb-403c-8f1d-77edd5cd29db_story.html

Do new U.S. wine tariffs mean the end of most $10 European wine?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/do-new-us-wine-tariffs-mean-the-end-of-most-10-european-wine/

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MASTER OF SCOTCH’ COURSE LAUNCHED

Claiming to be the first set of “specialized and rigorous” qualifications dedicated to Scotch

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/master-of-scotch-course-launched/

 

THE WINE AMBASSADORS ACADEMY – A NEW INITIATIVE IN EDUCATION

No stuffy classrooms and boring lectures, this is about interactive, business-orientated sessions given by MWs, MSs and wine experts at the top of their game, whose objective is to help you learn the most about a specific region or wine in a dynamic environment.

https://wineambassadorsacademy.com

 

Bartenders Are Giving Portugal’s Historic Rainwater Madeira a 21st-Century Reboot

Rainwater Madeira is usually made with Tinta Negra Mole grapes, and is fresh-tasting and medium dry.

https://vinepair.com/articles/rainwater-madeira-best-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dd19b22f1b-OCT_3_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dd19b22f1b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dd19b22f1b-38937345&mc_cid=dd19b22f1b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

For beer or sparkling wine, stop trying to pour away the foam

Foam acts as a slow-release valve for a beer’s delicate aromas. Not to mention the other excellent thing about foam: its texture.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/For-beer-or-sparkling-wine-stop-trying-to-pour-14486597.php

 

 

Which Wines Have the Least Sugar?

Love a glass of wine, but monitoring your sugar intake? Get ready to say “cheers” to these options!

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/packages/ultimate-wine-guide/wine-least-sugar

 

Measuring Wine’s Apathy Problem

Wine has an apathy problem in restaurants. Only 31 percent of diners order wine first when they sit down for a meal, while the rest choose beer or spirits to get things rolling

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=220477

 

Priorat Reds Raise the Question: Style or Identity?

From its modern inception, Priorat has generally been a burly wine, rich and alcoholic, as garnacha and cariñena, also known by their French names grenache and carignan, can often be. Yet over the last 20 years it has rarely stayed the same.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/dining/drinks/wine-review-priorat-reds.html

 

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione: Exploring The Controversial Category

Back in 2014, when the new category of Chianti Classico Gran Selezione was launched, the response was…complicated.

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/chianti-classico-gran-selezione-exploring-the-controversial-category/

 

How Meditation Can Make Your Champagne Taste Better

Meditation techniques for your next wine tasting

https://www.winemag.com/2019/10/03/meditation-make-champagne-taste-better/

 

Boldly going where no palate has gone before: A Star Trek wine tasting

The inaugural collection of Star Trek wines includes a 2016 Chateau Picard Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux and a 2017 Special Reserve United Federation of Planets Old Vine Zinfandel.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/10/boldly-going-where-no-palette-has-gone-before-a-star-trek-wine-tasting/

 

5 Vineyard Experiences That Go Beyond Your Typical Tasting

In this age of experiential and photo-op-driven journeying, more and more travelers are looking to find the unexpected in their winery and wine region visits; many are not necessarily all about the grapes.

https://www.vogue.com/article/vineyard-experiences-that-go-beyond-your-typical-tasting

 

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Unraveling the Secrets of Cognac

A Surprising Connection Between Prohibition and the Early Bird Special

 

BUDWEISER TO SCRAP PLASTIC PACKAGING ON BEER

The UK arm of brewing giant AB InBev has announced plans to scrap plastic rings from its entire range

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/budweiser-to-scrap-plastic-packaging-on-beer/

The Six Cocktails You Need to Know to Understand All Cocktails Ever

They are the Old FashionedMartiniDaiquiriSidecar, Whiskey Highball, and Flip.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-important-cocktails-recipe-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=71a1ec08cc-SEPT_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-71a1ec08cc-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-71a1ec08cc-38937345&mc_cid=71a1ec08cc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Oregon Wine Continues Its Ascent, Driven By Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir remains Oregon’s calling card. The varietal made up nearly 60% of the state’s production last year. Longtime Oregon player King Estate sold its Acrobat label to Foley Family Wines last year, but recently reloaded with a new Willamette Valley Pinot Noir brand called Inscription, producing 10,000 cases for the first year. The King Estate brand itself was at about 111,000 cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

Wine & Milk in Decline Due to Changing Science

In much the same way as milk and red meat lost demand with the consumer, wine is losing today in the popular narrative because of negative studies that often start with an agenda to reduce consumption.

http://svbwine.blogspot.com/2019/09/wine-milk-in-decline-due-to-changing.html?m=0

Key terms to help you find the bottle of your dreams

Here are common wine tasting terms to describe the flavors and textures of wine, with brief explanations that can help you interpret tasting notes or those wine-geek conversations at dinner parties.

https://www.dailyrepublic.com/all-dr-news/wires/features/food/wine-101-key-terms-to-help-you-find-the-bottle-of-your-dreams/

App boosts bottle smarts for drinkers, makers alike

Through QR code and imaging recognition technology, they can also tell you the wine’s profile, tasting notes, awards and accolades, how it’s drinking and what to pair it with.

https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/business/app-boosts-bottle-smarts-for-drinkers-makers-alike/article_6fbe1d00-dcba-11e9-9e81-af6dc4aaa13b.html

HANGOVERS ARE AN ‘ILLNESS’ SAYS GERMAN COURT

“By an illness, one should understand even small or temporary disruptions to the normal state or normal activity of the body.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/hangovers-are-an-illness-says-german-court/

 

New Prisoner

The Prisoner Wine Co., part of the Constellation portfolio, has introduced its first Pinot Noir. Retailing at $55 a 750-ml., the new bottling is called Eternally Silenced and is debuting with 11,000 cases for the inaugural vintage. Rolling out nationally, Eternally Silenced is 95% Pinot Noir and 5% Syrah/Viognier, sourced 25% from Santa Barbara, 25% from Sonoma Coast, 20% from Napa Valley, 20% from Edna Valley, and 10% from Monterey. The Prisoner was up 14% to 200,000 cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

New Bud

Anheuser-Busch InBev has partnered with Jim Beam to debut Budweiser Reserve Black Lager. The second collaborative effort between the two companies—following Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager—the new entry is at 7.1% abv and is aged on six-year Jim Beam Bourbon barrel staves. Budweiser Reserve Black Lager will be available from October through December in stubby glass bottles, as well as in a 22-ounce bomber bottle gift box. Budweiser ranked fourth among all beer brands in the U.S. last year at 12.2 million barrels, down 6%, according to Impact Databank.

 

The Portland Trail Blazers Just Got Their Own Wine to Celebrate 50 Years of Basketball

Fans can now officially buy Portland Trail Blazers Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a29192122/portland-trail-blazers-wine-50-anniversary/

VINAER WINE AERATOR-Newly Designed for Wine Drinkers

With the Vinaer, the true flavors of the wine are brought out and the finish is improved. The Vinaer enables the wine to be experienced as the winemaker intended it to be.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwfood-wine/article/VINAER-WINE-AERATOR-Newly-Designed-for-Wine-Drinkers-20190923

Meet the Italian ‘drunk cheese’ that’s soaked in wine

A heavenly hybrid, drunk cheese, whatever you call ubriaco, the wine-soaked (yes, wine-soaked) cheese hailing from northern Italy’s Veneto region

https://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2019/09/24/meet-italian-drunk-cheese-thats-soaked-wine

This interactive machine makes art out of wine

Spilled wine may be a hassle to clean up, but you might also observe that it makes interesting patterns.

https://blog.arduino.cc/2019/09/23/this-interactive-machine-makes-art-out-of-wine/

Why organic wine could be better for you

We’ve all heard of organic wine, but what does it really mean? And how is it different to natural wine? And does it have health benefits that conventional wine doesn’t have?

https://www.bhg.com.au/is-organic-wine-better-for-you

Blue Moon Light Sky, Coors Peak among MillerCoors efforts to transform portfolio

MillerCoors plans to launch four new beers in 2020 as part of a continued effort to reach a rapidly transforming base of drinkers migrating toward more-flavorful, better-for-you options.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/blue-moon-light-sky-coors-peak-among-millercoors-efforts-transform-portfolio

Baileys launches alcohol-free RTD cans

The new Baileys Cold Brew cans come in Irish Cream and Salted Caramel flavours, with further line extensions due to launch in 2020.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/baileys-launches-alcohol-free-rtds/

Does Alcohol Expire? The Lowdown on Liquor, Beer, and Wine

This article explains tells you all you need to know about alcohol expiration, exploring various drinks and their safety.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/does-alcohol-expire

Did Humans Once Live by Beer Alone?

The proponents of the beer-before-bread idea noted that the earliest grains might have actually been more suitable for brewing than for baking.

https://daily.jstor.org/did-humans-once-live-by-beer-alone-an-oktoberfest-tale/

How White Wine is Made

In reality, the process takes twists and turns at each stage, even though grape juice and yeast are the only necessary ingredients.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/24/how-white-wine-is-made/

12 Nights Of Wine Advent Calendar

The wine delivery service launched its 12 Nights of Wine box four years ago, calling it the world’s first-ever wine advent calendar.

https://www.delish.com/entertaining/wine/a29210024/vinebox-12-nights-of-wine-advent-calendar-2019/

The Only Wine and Cheese Pairing Cheat Sheet You Need

Here’s an expert guide to pairing wine and cheese like a pro.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/popular-ingredients/wine-cheese-pairing

Bartles & Jaymes Disappeared After the ’80s. Now, It’s Making Wine Coolers…Cool Again.

The king of wine coolers is back with new cans and new flavors.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a29189567/bartles-and-jaymes-wine-coolers-return/

The mysterious and not fully understandable wine defect popping up in natural wines: mouse

You can’t smell it. At first, you can’t taste it. But once you do, you’ll wish you’d never opened the bottle.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/There-s-a-mouse-in-your-wine-14465005.php?psid=ozPg8

 

 

Following The Cocktail Trend, Salted Beer Is Happening

Now, it seems, that salt is making a return into the beer sector as well.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilycappiello/2019/09/25/following-the-cocktail-trend-salted-beer-is-happening/#21545cd820f9

 

Walking Dead Bourbon

In October, Diageo will release The Walking Dead Kentucky Straight Bourbon, a limited edition celebrating the Robert Kirkman comic book series. The 47% abv whiskey is bottled under the new Spirits of the Apocalypse brand, a partnership between Diageo and Skybound Entertainment, the company behind the Walking Dead comics.

The whiskey’s bottle features numerous references to the series, including the signature of protagonist Rick Grimes, and the symbols of four factions trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. This first release in the Spirits of the Apocalypse series will be available across the U.S. for a limited time for a suggested price of $35 a 750-ml. According to USA Today, only 30,000 cases will be produced.

The move represents another entertainment tie-in for Diageo, which has had success with its Game of Thrones-themed Scotch whiskies. Johnnie Walker White Walker, for example, sold nearly 80,000 cases in the U.S. in only a partial year on the market in 2018, earning Impact “Hot Prospect” honors.

Should White Wines Ever Be Decanted?

Most consumers shy away from decanting white wines

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/25/should-white-wines-ever-be-decanted/

 

 

Guide to Beer and Wine

Use this guide to beer and wine at home, on vacation, or during your next event, and remember to drink responsibly!

https://www.sunrvresorts.com/blog/beer-wine-guide/

 

The best iPhone apps for wine lovers

Discover new flavors, read about a wine’s history, or find the closest place to buy a bottle; these are the best iPhone apps for wine lovers.

https://www.idownloadblog.com/2019/09/25/best-iphone-apps-for-wine-lovers/

Maison Louis Jadot’s First Oregon Venture Resonates in Carlton

Sometimes a place just hits the right cord. For Maison Louis Jadot, that place is Résonance in Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA.

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https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=220083

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KOSHU FROM JAPAN

The Koshu grape that’s become the primary focus for Japanese vignerons looking to stand out in the market at home and abroad.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/everything-you-need-to-know-about-koshu-from-japan/

Six Ways to Get More Out of Your Vodka

Here’s everything you need to know about how to get the most enjoyment out of this beloved spirit

https://vinepair.com/articles/six-ways-to-get-more-out-of-your-vodka/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c6275bdde-SEPT_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&mc_cid=7c6275bdde&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Seven of the Best Whiskeys for Irish Coffee, Ranked

Rather than mess with this tried and tested recipe, we wanted to explore which of Ireland’s whiskeys works best in this mix.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-whiskey-for-irish-coffee/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c6275bdde-SEPT_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&mc_cid=7c6275bdde&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Hard Seltzer Advent Calendars Are Here for a Truly Festive Christmas

Its promises to be a White Claw Christmas.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/hard-seltzer-advent-calendar/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c6275bdde-SEPT_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&mc_cid=7c6275bdde&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

A Surprising Connection Between Prohibition and the Early Bird Special

In a way, Prohibition and the early bird special set the stage for the wholesome lifestyles teetotalers had hoped for — affordable family meals and a safe return home before dark.

https://vinepair.com/articles/early-bird-prohibition-drinks-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c6275bdde-SEPT_27_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7c6275bdde-38937345&mc_cid=7c6275bdde&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Knob Creek

Beam Suntory has launched Knob Creek Quarter Oak, the latest limited time offering for the brand. The 50% abv whiskey was blended from standard Knob Creek and a variant that matured for a minimum of four years in quarter cask American oak barrels before bottling. According to the company, the whiskey from the quarter casks adds deeper and richer oak notes compared to the standard bottling. Knob Creek Quarter Oak is now available across the U.S. for a suggested price of $50 a bottle.

 

New Guinness

Guinness has added a new stout to its portfolio, straight from the brand’s Open Gate Brewery in Maryland. Guinness Over the Moon Milk Stout is a 5.3% abv beer brewed with roasted barley and lactose for a rich, slightly bitter-sweet brew, according to owner Diageo Beer Co. The beer, a permanent addition to the family, is now available in Boston, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans for around $11. Beginning in November, it will be available nationwide for a limited time.

 

POLICE DISMANTLE GRAPE HARVEST HUMAN TRAFFICKING RING

Police in France and Bulgaria, supported by agencies Europol and Eurojust, have busted a human trafficking ring centring around workers used to harvest grapes in France.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/police-dismantle-grape-harvest-human-trafficking-ring/

Putting canned wine in perspective

No, canned wine is not the end of the universe. So why do we keep hearing that it is?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/putting-canned-wine-in-perspective/

These products make wine drinking more fun

The world of wine product creators has taken a more humorous approach to some of its latest offerings

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/fun-wine-gifts-and-accessories/

PureWine Wants to Take the Hangover Out of Wine Drinking

The product has proved life-changing for customers who can once again enjoy both the experience and health benefits of wine

https://www.americaninno.com/austin/inno-news/purewine-wants-to-take-the-hangover-out-of-wine-drinking/

Unraveling the Secrets of Cognac

Cognac generally does not have an age stated on the bottle

https://vinous.com/articles/unraveling-the-secrets-of-cognac-sep-2019

 

AVA Map Explorer

Use the American Viticultural Area (AVA) Map Explorer to view the boundaries of all established and proposed AVAs.

https://www.ttb.gov/wine/ava-map-explorer?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=db277f4c53-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_27_06_53&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-db277f4c53-64683881

 

Is Wine Really Healthier Than Beer?

Beer may have gotten a bad rap

https://time.com/5688130/wine-beer-health/

 

Sumac, Wine and Lemon Skillet Chicken

The wine-infused, garlicky pan sauce is made to drizzle over the crisped-up chicken skin

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/sumac-wine-lemon-skillet-chicken/

 

Should you sip or slurp your wine?

When sipping wine, you do so in a slow, deliberate manner.

https://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20190929/off-vine-should-you-sip-or-slurp-your-wine

 

 

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September 30, 2019

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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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

 

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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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