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Liquor Industry News 02-24-20

February 24, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

02-24-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Look for Unique Bottles of Wine on the Shelf When Shopping at Smaller Retailers

Are beer bottles or cans better?

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Your Wine Collection?

 

TRINCHERO TO CHANGE ‘MÉNAGE À TROIS’ WINE LABEL AFTER COMPLAINT UPHELD

The panel said that “given the sexual connotations of the name, a producer using Ménage à Trois would have to work much harder to ensure it was not making a direct link to sex.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/trinchero-to-change-menage-a-trois-wine-label-after-complaint-upheld/

Volcanic Wines Explode In Central France

An effort is now underway to highlight the unique, volcanic related characteristics of wines from this region.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2020/02/10/volcanic-wines-explode-in-central-france/#5207dc1e3426

Use Alexa to Figure Out What Beer and Wine to Pair With Your Dinner

There are a ton of different skills you can enable to help you figure out the right pairings for everything from turkey to paella.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-alexa-to-figure-out-what-beer-and-wine-to-pa-1841561679

A funny thing happened during my most recent visit to wine country.

Interesting feedback on a wine country visit

https://svbwine.blogspot.com/2020/02/the-email-you-dont-want-to-get.html

Impact of wine tariffs directly affecting small business across U.S.

Many small businesses like won’t be able to weather the increased pricing and its fallout.

https://dobianchi.com/2020/02/07/trump-trade-war-eu-european/

Virginia winery was used as a spy station in WWII to intercept coded messages about the Nazis

The history lesson you’ll hear at Vint Hill Craft Winery sounds more like the start of a spy novel.

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/history/northern-virginia-secret-code-monitoring-facility-now-a-winery-vint-hill/65-807ccebe-d673-4bbd-b488-1e7d0fbc1912

Why palm wine is good for you

Palm wine has many health benefits, especially when consumed fresh. It is good for our health if it is taken in pure form.

https://punchng.com/why-palm-wine-is-good-for-you/

LINKING WINE CONSUMPTION WITH HEALTH CLAIMS IS RISKY

Unfounded health claims have been used to peddle everything from cocaine and wine to cigarettes and cereal.

https://northbaybiz.com/Columnists/Vine_Wise/Linking_Wine_Consumption_with_Health_Claims.php

One concept that often baffles students is a simple one: fruit; as in, smelling and tasting fruit in wine.

If calling fruit in any wine is so subjective, what is important about fruit in wine?

http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/fruita

The Best Fried Food and Champagne Pairings

Basically, they go “really, really, really well” together

https://vinepair.com/articles/champagne-fried-food-pairing-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5f668d8a96-FEB_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5f668d8a96-38937345&mc_cid=5f668d8a96&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Jello Shot Jenga is the Party Game We Never Knew We Needed

Before you break out your old beer pong set, or fire up the Nintendo at your next get together, why not go back to basics with Jello Shot Jenga?

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/jello-shot-jenga-drinking-game/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5f668d8a96-FEB_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5f668d8a96-38937345&mc_cid=5f668d8a96&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Internet wine reviews may be misleading

Be careful when buying wine due to shop reviews on the internet

https://www.capegazette.com/article/internet-wine-reviews-may-be-misleading/197199

 

 

7 Tasty Pairings For Dessert and Wine

Making the perfect dessert and wine pairing can be an incredible way to end a memorable evening.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/7-tasty-pairings-for-dessert-and-wine/

 

Sparkling Wine in Wartime

Perhaps no wine has such a compelling connection with war as sparkling wine—and in particular, Champagne.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/sparkling-wine-in-wartime/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=83151676&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_n8jCd_DgZ4ma8dXGlP_AgBZ2WJhbZIisGl6DdY-N32L6ggat_bpFUhZpQ4fCgFbtyyDt5y5_trQUNW1rDDuWzjN4ksjv5jnkZQuFoDyFmz4W9qvE&_hsmi=83152643

 

Wine Tasting for the Instagram Generation

All about the Rosé Mansion

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/wine-tasting-for-the-instagram-generation/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=83151676&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_n8jCd_DgZ4ma8dXGlP_AgBZ2WJhbZIisGl6DdY-N32L6ggat_bpFUhZpQ4fCgFbtyyDt5y5_trQUNW1rDDuWzjN4ksjv5jnkZQuFoDyFmz4W9qvE&_hsmi=83152643

TTB approves Potassium Polyaspartate for Wines in US Market

For tartrate and color stabilization in red, white and rosé wines at every level of instability.

https://www.winebusiness.com/vendornews/?go=getVendorNewsArticle&dataid=225947

Make Me Blush with New Spritzed Rosé Moscato

This spritzed, seasonal selection is available now at select retailers nationwide, and features a color-changing label to show when the bottle is perfectly chilled.

IN STOCK!

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=225945

Don’t Call It “Sparkling Wine”

“There ain’t nothing like the real thing.” The real thing, of course, being the French original.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/dont-call-it-sparkling-wine-pet-nat-lambrusco-piquette/

 

Why the coronavirus could hurt Budweiser beer

China comprises about 9% of Anheuser-Busch Inbev’s estimated $55 billion in annual sales this year

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-could-hurt-budweiser-beer-145205194.html

 

The Latest on the Flavor Pairing Saga

Called flavor bridging, the theory suggests that the bridge flavors smooth out the contrasts between ingredients that don’t share flavor compounds thus enabling the flavors to harmonize.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/02/12/the-latest-on-the-flavor-pairing-saga/

 

Malolactic Fermentation in Reds Wines – Best Explanation Ever

While most people know about primary fermentation, where yeast converts grape sugar into alcohol with the byproducts of heat and CO2 production, most don’t yet understand the role of Malolactic fermentation.

https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2020/02/12/malolacatic-fermentation-in-reds-wines-best-explanation-ever/

MOËT HENNESSY GOES HERBICIDE-FREE

Its vineyards in Cognac will likewise be herbicide-free in 2021,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/moet-hennessy-goes-herbicide-free/

 

CO2 CAPTURED BY CORK ENOUGH TO OFFSET FOOTPRINT OF GLASS

It has been revealed that a single natural cork stopper is proven to capture up to 309g of CO2, while a sparkling wine stopper can retain even more at 562g (due to the greater amount of cork used in its production).

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/carbon-retained-in-cork-enough-to-offset-footprint-of-glass/

 

SIX FIREFIGHTERS CLEAR UP SPILL FROM 1,590-LITRE WINE BOTTLE

In March 2017 the bottle received a Guinness World Record for being the largest filled glass wine bottle. It took three years to create and weighs 770kg when empty and more than two tons when filled.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/six-firefighters-clear-up-spill-from-1590-litre-wine-bottle/

 

Where Is Wine Going?

Doug Frost is one of only four individuals in the world to hold the titles of Master of Wine (MW) and Master Sommelier (MS) concurrently.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomhyland/2020/02/12/where-is-wine-goingthoughts-from-doug-frost/#5ed5ca534190

 

WINE PRICES TO DROP DUE TO EXCESS IN SUPPLY OF GRAPES

Experts at a recent winemakers’ conference say growers have produced large crops of quality grapes over the last two years.

https://www.wwaytv3.com/2020/02/12/wine-prices-to-drop-due-to-excess-in-supply-of-grapes/

 

Misunderstood wine terms

There are a few wine terms that many people tend to confuse or misunderstand

https://www.richmond-news.com/opinion/columnists/column-misunderstood-wine-terms-1.24074660

 

An Introduction to Understanding Volcanic Wines

Some of the most expressive wines out there come from land near or along the slopes of volcanoes.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/introduction-to-volcanic-wines/

 

What Exactly Is Mixed-Culture Fermentation?

The art of mixed-culture fermentation has gone from the fringes of nerdcore craft beer circles to a trendy calling card for big-name breweries.

https://oct.co/essays/mixed-culture-fermentation-101?utm_source=oct_nl_&mc_cid=87bc9299fe&mc_eid=00cc7421f2

 

The Best Cheap Whiskeys Under $25 Right Now

Every bottle on this list is a bourbon.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-cheap-whiskey-brands-under-25-ranked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9143fb8404-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_13_10_55&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9143fb8404-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-9143fb8404-38937345&mc_cid=9143fb8404&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Montana Town Saves $1 Million Treating Water With Beer Waste

Now, every morning, workers at the Havre facility shovel 16 gallons of a spent barley slurry, gathered from Triple Dog and two other local breweries, into the water as it heads to the treatment facility.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/montana-town-treating-water-with-beer-waste/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9143fb8404-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_13_10_55&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9143fb8404-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-9143fb8404-38937345&mc_cid=9143fb8404&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

New Tariff Update

If the U.S. follows through on its threat to impose tariffs across all E.U. wines, whiskies, Cognac, and liqueurs, prices will rise accordingly, according to a study by economists Dunham and Associates commissioned by the WSWA. Here are some findings based on four possible tariff scenarios:

  • 10% tariff: Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y prices would increase by 5.4%, and imported wine prices would rise by 7.2%.
    •25% tariff: Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y prices would increase by 13.5%, and imported wine prices would rise by 18%.
    •50% tariff: Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y prices would increase by 27%, and imported wine prices would rise by 36%.
    •100% tariff: Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y prices would increase by 54%, and imported wine prices would rise by 72%.

The online challenge for wine

One issue with online selling, faced even by the mighty Amazon, is that wineries struggle to upload the necessary pictures and information.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/marketing-wine-tourism/online-challenge-wine

 

Sauternes cocktails stir up debate in Bordeaux

Sauternes cocktails are not the way to create new fans of Bordeaux’s premier sweet wines

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/sauternes-cocktails-debate-bordeaux-431997/

 

Glitter Wine Is Trending On Social Media; Here’s Everything You Need To Know About It

The glitter wine has white and pink wines with infused edible glitter. This edible glitter can be added and is designed to be stirred in order to add color and sparkle to your favorite wine.

https://www.republicworld.com/lifestyle/food/glitter-wine-is-trending-on-social-media-know-what-this-new-wine-is-a.html

 

Will New Hampshire Government Take on All Three-Tiers

Senate Bill 411 would allow the “liquor commission to register a trade name with the secretary of state to operate as a direct shipper of wine.”

http://irishliquorlawyer.com/will-new-hampshire-government-take-on-all-three-tiers/

Frozen leaves can affect wine flavors

Widespread frost damage hits Washington wine grape growers, raising concerns about how frozen canopy impacts quality.

https://www.goodfruit.com/frozen-leaves-can-affect-wine-flavors/

The Esquire Guide To Craft Beer

What to drink, how to drink it and why that IPA you like so much probably isn’t an IPA at all

https://www.esquire.com/uk/food-drink/a30892803/craft-beer/

The One Thing You Shouldn’t Do When Ordering Wine, According to Our Sommelier

If there’s a lack of attention to detail on the wine list, the same laxness probably carries over to handling the wine

https://www.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/recipes/2020/2/how-to-order-wine-at-a-restaurant

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Your Wine Collection?

It is important to look into whether your home insurance will provide adequate coverage.

https://www.thebalance.com/do-you-need-wine-insurance-4796507

 

 

Are beer bottles or cans better?

Aside from deciding on what type of beer they purchase, should consumers pay more attention to how the product is packaged?

https://www.summitdaily.com/opinion/summit-suds-are-beer-bottles-or-cans-better/

Craft beer lovers are better informed than ever

As the internet grew, beer newbies increasingly had a plethora of knowledge at their very fingertips and could chat intelligently about their hobby.

https://www.masslive.com/food/2020/02/beer-nut-craft-beer-lovers-are-better-informed-than-ever.html

Look for Unique Bottles of Wine on the Shelf When Shopping at Smaller Retailers

Finding an older bottle of wine on the shelf can be a real treat

https://www.everwonderwine.com/blog/2020/2/15/look-for-unique-bottles-of-wine-on-the-shelf-when-shopping-at-smaller-retailers

 

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 02-17-20

February 17, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

02-17-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Drinking Champagne is Key to Living a Long Life, Says 108-Year Old Woman

How To Make A Cheesecake Cocktail

Beer. Rimming. Are You In or Out?

Italian Wine Cooperatives

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, wine cooperatives are made of up individual owners of vineyards that grow grapes and collaborate to produce wines together.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2020/01/Wine-Cooperatives-of-Italy-with-Val-dOca.html?m=1

 

STAND WITH CRAFT BEER!

The two bills we have put forward this year work to clearly define the relationship between craft brewers and their wholesalers.

https://massbrewersguild.org/take-action

 

Why Central Europeans Heat Their Beer With a Bierwärmer

Called a bierwärmer in German, or the slightly harder-to-pronounce ohříváček in Czech, a beer warmer is “a narrow metal tube with a hanger

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-bierwarmer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=36d61f21e4-FEB_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-36d61f21e4-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-36d61f21e4-38937345&mc_cid=36d61f21e4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Is Canada the New Napa?

The land of Mounties and maple syrup has begun producing serious wine.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/a30316108/canada-new-napa/

 

What is the Sirtfood Diet?

Being encouraged to eat cocoa, and drink red wine and coffee. The Sirtfood Diet seems like it could be too good to be true

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2020/02/03/sirtfood-diet-plan-phases-red-wine-cocoa-what-are-sirtfoods/4465136002/

 

Kansas City Chiefs World Champions Etched Wine

Each bottle is deep etched and hand-painted by talented artisans.

https://manoswine.com/collections/kansas-city-chiefs/products/kansas-city-chiefs-liv-champions-wine

 

What can the wine industry learn from craft beer?

The U.S. wine industry will face challenges over the next five years as it searches for ways to convince a new generation to drink wine.

https://www.farmprogress.com/commentary/what-can-wine-industry-learn-craft-beer

 

New Bourbon

NFL legend Terry Bradshaw is launching his own Bourbon brand. Bottled at 51.9% abv, Terry Bradshaw Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is sourced from an unnamed third-generation master distiller and will roll out nationally in the coming months, retailing at $40 a 750-ml. The brand is a collaboration between Bradshaw and Silver Screen Bottling Company, which has also partnered on spirits labels with franchises like Showtime series Ray Donovan, Star Trek, and the movie Predator.

 

Are you ready for the cyclical downturn in the US wine market?

We need some insight into what has happened in the past and how it might relate to the near future.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2020/02/are-you-reaady-for-cyclical-downturn-in.html

 

It’s time to drink more f#%king Merlot

While Merlot has slipped from consumer consciousness over the past 15 years – though to be clear it remains among the most consumed wines in the U.S.

https://www.wawinereport.com/2020/02/its-time-to-drink-more-fking-merlot.html

 

Sol Limón y Sal launches in the U.S.

Sol Limón y Sal, the No. 1-selling limón y sal beer in Mexico, will “unlock a complete set of new fans” for the Sol franchise in the U.S.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/news/sol-limon-y-sal-launches-us?sf229505943=1

 

Winemakers plea for right to sell Prosecco

The right to produce and label wine Prosecco, a popular grape variety which originated in Italy and is now booming in Australia

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/the-economy/we-don-t-want-to-be-sold-out-winemakers-plea-for-right-to-sell-prosecco-20200202-p53wyv.html?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=6067881911-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_03_10_45&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-6067881911-64683881

 

IDAHO: A WINE SCENE TO WATCH

Idaho is typically known for its breath-taking, mountainous views as well as leading the US potato production

https://www.wineintelligence.com/idaho-a-wine-scene-to-watch/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=6067881911-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_03_10_45&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-6067881911-64683881

 

The History of Ice in Your Drink

Ice and iced drinks have actually gone through numerous changes, especially over the past two centuries.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ice-in-drinks-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f4678f5076-FEB_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f4678f5076-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f4678f5076-38937345&mc_cid=f4678f5076&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Get the Most Out of Peated Scotch, From Cocktails to Cooking

The complex, smoky notes that typify the category are polarizing on their own, and can easily overpower other spirits and modifiers when mixed in cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/peated-scotch-cocktails-food-pairing-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f4678f5076-FEB_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f4678f5076-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f4678f5076-38937345&mc_cid=f4678f5076&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

10 Things You Should Know About Svedka Vodka

Before you buy your next bottle, read on for nine more things you should know about Svedka.

https://vinepair.com/articles/svedka-vodka-flavors-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f4678f5076-FEB_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f4678f5076-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-f4678f5076-38937345&mc_cid=f4678f5076&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Beer. Rimming. Are You In or Out?

Beers with everything from chocolate marshmallows to gummy bears to Nutella.

https://www.westword.com/restaurants/colorado-breweries-are-rimming-their-beers-11616600

 

Looking at cannabis-infused beverages

Have you had any of these drinks? Did you enjoy the flavor? What’s your opinion?

https://www.masslive.com/food/2020/02/beer-nut-looking-at-cannabis-infused-beverages.html

 

Attleboro MA police searching for two suspected thieves with expensive taste in liquor

Police say two men have expensive taste in liquor but are fraudulently buying the booze.

https://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/attleboro-police-searching-for-two-suspected-thieves-with-expensive-taste/article_c3a6fe5b-1e36-5250-ad6f-6558e03e8da8.html

This Largely Unknown Wine Grape Produces an Underrated Red
Have you ever heard of Rebo?

https://www.papercitymag.com/restaurants/rebo-wine-italian-red-trenbtino-province-underrated/

BORDEAUX WINE TRADE DEMANDS €300M COMPENSATION FOR US TARIFFS

According to the Bordeaux Interprofessional Wine Council (CIVB), exports of Bordeaux wines to the US fell by 46% in value and by 24% in volume since October 2019.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/bordeaux-wine-trade-demands-e300m-compensation-for-us-tariffs/

3 Ways To Decant Wine (Plus, Hyper Decanting!)

Hyper Decanter: Essentially, you’re mixing wine in a blender! After watching the video, you might want to think twice before trying this at home.

https://winefolly.com/tips/3-ways-to-decant-wine-hyper-decanting/?utm_campaign=decanting-video-vinturi-advertisement&utm_medium=promo-email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

JAMESON ‘DEEPENS CONNECTION’ WITH SHOPPERS WITH SMART-TECH BOTTLES FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY

The neck of the bottle includes a QR code, which customers can scan on their own smartphones to access the online “design experience”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/jameson-deepens-connection-with-shoppers-with-smart-tech-bottles-for-st-patricks-day/

Get Over It! Boxed Wine Is Better Than Bottled

In reality, though, boxed wine is often a smarter, more sustainable and in some cases tastier option. Here’s why.

https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/boxed-wine.htm

A study identifies 17 key compounds in wine aromas

University in Romania identified a total of 17 key compounds in the aroma of red wine, made from a red grape variety harvested in the wine region in northeast Romania.

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-key-compounds-wine-aromas.html

The shelter giving wine to alcoholics

The aim is to stabilise people’s addiction, stop them from drinking paint thinner and hand sanitiser, stop them passing out on the streets, and give them some dignity, says Dr Jeff Turnbull.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-51279255

Wine Dogs Sniff Out Contaminated Barrels

Bay Area wineries are relying on specialized dogs to sniff out wine contaminated with cork taint

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/4432182-wine-dogs-sniff-out-contaminated-barrels/

Instant Pot Red Wine Beef Roast

Instant Pot Red Wine Beef Roast is a quick recipe to make compared to its stovetop and crockpot versions

https://sweetandsavorymeals.com/instant-pot-red-wine-beef-roast/

Which Are The Best Markets For American Wine?

These are uncertain times for American wine exporters, particularly in China, but there are always opportunities.

https://sommelierschoiceawards.com/en/blog/insights-1/which-are-the-best-markets-for-american-wine-196.htm

Organically Sonoma Launches

A new website designed to help consumers and wine professionals find estate wines from certified organic vines from Sonoma’s leading vintners.

https://organicallysonoma.com/

CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE 2019 Report:

As of December 2019, 149 wineries producing over 85% of California’s total wine production (255 million cases) and 2,097 vineyards farming 29% of statewide wine acreage (184,818 acres) are CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE.

https://mailchi.mp/wineinstitute/certified-sustainable-2019-report-757013?e=33b247bfac

What do you know about wine?

Consumers are getting more involved with the wine category – and yet their wine knowledge is decreasing. How can this be?

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2020/02/04/Wine-and-smartphones-The-phenomenon-of-cognitive-offloading

 

The Lebanese Wine Renaissance

Even if you’re not an aficionado of Middle Eastern wines, you may have heard of Chateau Musar.

https://www.foodandwine.com/travel/lebanon-new-wine-generation

 

Unraveling the Master Sommelier Exam Cheating Scandal

More than a year after the scandal that rocked the wine world in 2018, candidates and Master Sommeliers are still fighting for change

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/unraveling-the-master-sommelier-exam-cheating-scandal/

 

Thinking about taking a break from alcohol? Here’s how to cut back or quit

So what are the best strategies to take a break from drinking?

https://theconversation.com/thinking-about-taking-a-break-from-alcohol-heres-how-to-cut-back-or-quit-130952

 

Why ‘Mommy Juice’ Is Total BS

It’s an easy and much-needed way for women to eke out some time to relax while doing the relentless work of raising young kids

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mommy-wine-culture-drinking-self-care_l_5e3475e9c5b6f2623328fc0d?guccounter=1

 

Retailer Association Applauds Introduction of Bill to Allow Rhode Island Wine Shipments

Senate Bill 2097, which proposes to legalize wine shipments to Rhode Islanders from out-of-state wine stores and wine clubs.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/02/04/retailer-association-applauds-introduction-of-bill-to-allow-rhode-island-wine-shipments?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=543e3acdd9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_04_11_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-543e3acdd9-64683881

 

CHABLIS RISKS LOSING ‘BOURGOGNE’ AOC IN INAO SHAKE UP

The areas in question include the whole of Chablis, six communes around Dijon and 23 communes in Châtillonais, an area northwest of Dijon which is the primary production area for Crémant de Bourgogne.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/chablis-risks-losing-bourgogne-aoc-in-inao-shake-up/

 

CHANGYU LAUNCHES BARREL-AGED WHITE CABERNET

The unusual wine, which spends a year in French oak, was made at Changyu’s estate in northwest China from the free-run juice of small, thick-skinned Cabernet Sauvignon grapes harvested from 12-year-old vines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/changyu-launches-barrel-aged-white-cabernet/

 

What you should know about wine trends

Online sales allow millennials to chat with experts, and watch videos, about the products in advance.

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/life/columnists/2020/02/05/robert-russell-what-one-should-know-wine-trends/4646092002/

Why Is Everyone So Obsessed with Funky Wine?

10 wines that smell like a horse and taste like heaven.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/why-is-everyone-so-obsessed-with-funky-wine

The Reason Why Wine Bottles Have Dents in the Bottom

The dimple rising up the floor of your wine bottle is actually called a punt.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/beverages/the-reason-why-wine-bottles-have-dents-in-the-bottom/ar-BBZCcsG

A Quick Guide to Wine Bottle Sizes, Shapes, and Names

Check out the names for the various bottle sizes as well as an explanation for why some look the way they do.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/wine-bottle-size-shape-guide/

A Quick and Easy Guide to Michigan Wine

Michigan is the nation’s sixth-largest producer of wine.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/michigan-wine-guide/

Restaurant Wine Lists Are Complicated, and Shouldn’t Be

Unfortunately, there are many wine lists floating around out there that seem to revel in being inscrutable to all but the most sophisticated and educated wine drinkers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-read-wine-list/

SEAFOOD AND WINE PAIRING 101

Many of us enjoy a glass of wine with our seafood, but may not know what wines work best with what dish.

https://nourish.schnucks.com/articles/seafood-and-wine-pairing/

 

Constellation Extends Cooper & Thief With Brandy Barrel Aged Pinot

With spirits barrel aged wines enjoying growth in the U.S., Constellation Brands is extending its Cooper & Thief label with a Brandy Barrel Aged Pinot Noir.

Launching nationwide in April, the new entry will retail at $30 a 750-ml. and joins a Red Blend aged in ex-Bourbon barrels ($30), a Sauvignon Blanc aged in ex-Tequila barrels ($30), and the luxury Cooper & Thief Cabernet Sauvignon—a Napa Valley Cabernet aged in ex-High West whiskey barrels ($60)—in the range. The new Pinot Noir, which also includes small amounts of other varietals like Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot, was rested in ex-brandy barrels for two and a half months and carries an abv of 16%.

 

Apothic Launches First Varietal Wine

The Cab will only be available briefly in stores nationwide now until bottles sell out.

IN STOCK!

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=225691

 

Riboli Family Eyes 3-Million-Case Mark For Stella Rosa This Year

Since 2016, Stella Rosa has nearly doubled in size and become the top imported wine brand by volume in the U.S. market’s $10 and up segment

https://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2020/02/05/24772/riboli-family-eyes-3-million-case-mark-for-stella-rosa-this-year/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=2cfa336787-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_05_10_41&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-2cfa336787-64683881

DTC WINE SHIPPING SLOWS IN US AS MARKET MATURES

This follows a slow decline over the last four years, with 2016 seeing the greatest growth of 18.5%, on volumes up 17.1%. The five-year average growth was 14%, with volumes growth rate of around 13%.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/dtc-wine-shipping-slows-in-us-market-as-market-matures/

WINE PICKER FOUNDERS LAUNCH FOOD ALLERGY ‘E-WAITER’

The digital service, called Restaurants Solutions (sic.), will give restaurants expert guidance on food allergies, allowing them to plan their menus and train staff accordingly.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/wine-picker-founders-launch-food-allergy-e-waiter/

Bizarre Facts About Wine and Your Sex Drive

Why is Wine and Sex a Thing?

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/wine-sex-drive-match/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

This Pin Is a Quiet Way to Say You’re Not Drinking

The Pin is a tool; a simple, identifiable symbol that when worn expresses the intention to not drink

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/939kea/the-pin-project-is-a-quiet-way-to-say-youre-not-drinking-sober-curious

Wine Trends as Predicted By a Wine Expert

2020 Trends

https://www.sfweekly.com/dining/eat/wine-trends-as-predicted-by-a-wine-expert/

 

Wine grape growers lose labor to cannabis farms

A number of people leaving their vineyard jobs for the higher pay and better working conditions many cannabis growers offer

https://thesungazette.com/article/news/2020/02/05/wine-grape-growers-are-losing-labor-to-commercial-cannabis-farms/

RED WINE BUCATINI WITH PANCETTA AND PARMESAN

Red wine pasta might be a game changer

https://www.howsweeteats.com/2020/02/red-wine-pasta/

 

The Influence of Alcohol Content on Aroma Release in Wine Tasting

How one perceives the aromas/flavors of the wine in the mouth via retronasal mechanisms is complicated

http://www.academicwino.com/2020/02/alcohol-aroma.html/

 

Wine Has a Design Problem

There’s lots of information about wine that people want or need to know before they will make a purchase, but not all of it needs to be displayed all at once.

https://medium.com/@rs_flinn/wine-has-a-design-problem-d44de1b7768e

 

Funk is the New Black

The fact that fermented grape juice can smell like bacon, sweaty saddles or decomposed leaves is a source of endless fascination. Lemon zest is lovely but doesn’t scream originality.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/02/06/funk-is-the-new-black/

 

Wine Lovers Embrace Breakthrough Loyalty Program’s Generous Reward Opportunities

The loyalty program is something of a love letter to the entire wine industry as it rewards wine lovers for their allegiance to the category of wine rather than to any one specific brand or merchant.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wine-lovers-embrace-breakthrough-loyalty-programs-generous-reward-opportunities-301000284.html?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=ef6ddd6b04-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_06_11_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-ef6ddd6b04-64683881

Pairing Champagne with Traditional Chinese Cuisine

For sure this fine sparkling wine can very much pair itself with finer Chinese cuisine and especially dishes that are authentic.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/pairing-champagne-with-traditional-chinese-cuisine/

How To Make A Cheesecake Cocktail

If you are looking to do something special then why not try making a Cheesecake Cocktail with an award winning Sparkling Wine.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/how-to-make-a-cheesecake-cocktail/

How to Make Green Beer for Your St. Patrick’s Day Party

Why not learn how to make green beer yourself so that you can festively sip on a pint of your favorite brew?

https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/a30795445/how-to-make-green-beer/

After the Civil War, Moonshiners and Soldiers Went Head-to-Head in Brooklyn’s ‘Whiskey Wars’

Americans living in the frontier territories viewed whiskey as a barterable commodity akin to currency. Any federal tax was considered to be a direct infringement on their economic livelihood.

https://vinepair.com/articles/brooklyn-whiskey-wars-1800s/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b4dd342547-FEB_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b4dd342547-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b4dd342547-38937345&mc_cid=b4dd342547&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

This is How Much a Bottle of Wine Costs in Your State

10 zip codes in each state and averaged them together to determine which states are the cheapest and most expensive to purchase wine.

https://housemethod.com/lifestyle/wine-cost-state/

How feasible is biodynamic wine production?

The subject of biodynamic practices in wine is a divisive one.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/how-feasible-biodynamic-wine-production

Glass Waste, What Winery Doesn’t Have This Issue?

Nearly 60% of carbon emissions in the wine industry are caused by manufacturing and hauling glass.

https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2020/02/07/end-of-waste-foundation-glass-waste-what-winery-doesnt-have-this-issue/

An example of why smelling a wine cork matters

Between 3.5 to 6% of wines I have opened for review appeared to be contaminated by TCA or a contaminant with a similar presentation.

https://www.wawinereport.com/2020/02/an-example-of-why-smelling-wine-cork.html

Unravelling regional typicality of Shiraz

Shiraz wines have chemical ‘fingerprints’ that are specific to their region – despite variations in the natural condition of vineyards and human interventions in the winery – new research confirms.

https://www.wineaustralia.com/news/articles/unravelling-regional-typicality-of-shiraz

 

This One Chart Shows How Mexican Beer Conquered America’s Thirst for Imported Beer

Mexico remained the top source of U.S. beer imports in 2019, with a customs value over twice that of all other imports combined.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/rising-mexican-beer-imports-us/

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Greek Wine

For many Americans especially, this ancient land is affiliated with little more than a piney-flavored Retsina or two, available in the “world” section of your supermarket or liquor store.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/greek-wine-guide/

 

 

A critic and a somm discuss the art of exceptional wine service

Give the somm a chance to delight you, to surprise you.

https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2020-02-08/tasting-notes-wine-service-kae-whalen-kismet

 

How To Find Out Who Produced That ‘Special’ Wine Club Wine

Information on a wine label can answer the question, “Who produced the wine?” but it can also obscure.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2020/02/08/how-to-find-out-who-produced-that-special-wine-club-wine/#99eea9d5fb14

 

Cat pee to burning tires: Winemakers tackle the stinky vintage challenge

No doubt about it, some wines stink.

https://www.taosnews.com/stories/cat-pee-to-burning-tires,62195

 

Best 7 Wines For Cooking

A layperson can feel overwhelmed and confused, not knowing what kind is right for what.

https://southfloridareporter.com/best-7-wines-for-cooking/

 

Drinking Champagne is Key to Living a Long Life, Says 108-Year Old Woman

Want to live past 100? Forget the healthy eating and endless hours on the treadmill, just head to your local wine store and pick up some bubbles.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/champagne-key-to-long-life/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pagepost

 

 

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7.5 Common Mistakes People Make With Champagne

The most common as well as the more important ones which we must try to avoid.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/7-5-common-mistakes-people-make-with-champagne/

6 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE MARTINI

“It’s likely the cocktail came to be in several places at once, as soon as bartenders figured out that gin and vermouth went nicely together.”

https://www-liquor-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.liquor.com/articles/martini-facts/amp/

Does Beer on Draft Actually Taste Better?

The answer, it turns out, isn’t so clear cut. Style — specifically when it relates to a beer’s hop content — influences the shelf life of a beer, as does packaging.

https://gearpatrol.com/2020/01/26/is-draft-beer-better/

HARIBO TAKES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST ALCOHOLIC SWEETS FIRM

Haribo’s lawyers asked the Spanish company to transfer ownership of its domain name, ositosconalcohol.com, to the Germany confectionary giant.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/haribo-takes-legal-action-against-alcoholic-sweets-firm/

Sous Vide Homebrewing Is an Inexpensive Way to Improve Your Beer

One emerging method that’s catching on in the homebrewer circuit is sous vide homebrewing, which, depending on your budget, is a relatively affordable way to up your homebrewing game.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sous-vide-homebrewing/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bdde6058d2-JAN_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bdde6058d2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-bdde6058d2-38937345&mc_cid=bdde6058d2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The 3 Best Ways to Clean Your Wine Decanter

Your dishwasher is not an appropriate vessel for cleaning your decanter.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-clean-wine-decanter-best-guide-stains/

New Tin Cup

Colorado-based Tincup whiskey, part of the Proximo Spirits portfolio, has announced a new extension, Tincup Rye. The three-year-old straight rye whiskey is bottled at 45% abv and is rolling out now across the U.S. Accompanying the launch is a new ad campaign titled “Partner in Adventure” which highlights Tincup’s Colorado heritage. Tincup Rye joins the company’s original and 10-year-old releases and will retail for around $30 a 750-ml.

New Allagash Organic Beer

Portland, Maine-based Allagash Brewing has debuted its first certified organic beer. The new brew, Crosspath, is a Belgian-style golden ale brewed with Maine-grown oats, buckwheat, base malt, hops, and GrandyOats Granola. Crosspath is debuting in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans and on draft across the entirety of Allagash’s 17-state footprint beginning in March. Allagash is the 30th-largest craft brewer in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association.

Has the battle for Italian wine in high-traffic retail been lost?

There are several factors which caused this concentration of limited variety in the high-traffic retail

https://acevola.blogspot.com/2020/01/has-battle-for-italian-wine-in-high.html

All You Need To Know About Ice Wine and Its Unique Facts

It is certainly a wine treasure because ice wines are only made in countries with suitable winter temperature.

https://sommelierschoiceawards.com/en/blog/insights-1/all-you-need-to-know-about-ice-wine-and-its-unique-facts-175.htm

Fruit-forward Keylightful primed for a March debut

The new beer, which is set to debut in 12-packs and 30-packs of 12-ounce cans, is intended to go head-to-head with Natural Light’s Naturdays, a fruit-flavored light beer launched in 2019 that shot up Nielsen’s Top 10 Growth Brands list and remained there for much of the year.

https://www.millercoorsblog.com/news/fruit-forward-keylightful-primed-march-debut

The History of German Riesling

The grape didn’t become “noble” overnight.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/08/the-history-of-german-riesling/

 

US states do not import wine from the same places

Interesting to look at the data regarding which wines are preferentially imported into which states of the USA.

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2020/01/us-states-do-not-import-wine-from-same.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%253A%2BTheWineGourd%2B%2528The%2BWine%2BGourd%2529

 

 

Department Stores Are Betting on Booze to Boost Retail

A bar means people are spending more time within your walls

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-23/luxury-department-stores-are-betting-on-booze-to-boost-retail

 

How to Elevate Wine Service in a Casual Setting

Top wine professionals share key strategies for maintaining high-quality service without the fuss

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-to-elevate-wine-service-in-a-casual-setting/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=0130ab0dcd-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_27_10_36&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-0130ab0dcd-64683881

 

Why are wine bottles all pretty much the same shape and color?

Next time you pour a glass of wine, raise a toast to Sir Kenelm Digby, rightly described by the biographer, John Aubrey, as ‘the most accomplished Cavalier of his time’.

https://www.countrylife.co.uk/food-drink/210679-210679?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=0130ab0dcd-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_27_10_36&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-0130ab0dcd-64683881

 

An argument for heavy wine bottles

Robert Joseph keeps hearing that the wine trade should stop producing heavy wine bottles. He offers another point of view.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general/argument-heavy-wine-bottles?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=0130ab0dcd-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_27_10_36&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-0130ab0dcd-64683881

 

We blind tasted 31 NA beers and found 7 we actually enjoyed

For all this new excitement in the category, our question is: do they taste any good?

https://growlermag.com/we-blind-tasted-31-na-beers-and-found-7-we-actually-enjoyed/

How the beer industry is taking on climate change

Most of us typically aren’t thinking about the agricultural inputs that went into that beer we’re pouring at home or sipping at a restaurant, but without barley and hops the popular beverage wouldn’t exist as we know it today.

https://www.smartbrief.com/original/2020/01/how-beer-industry-taking-climate-change-0

 

 

Clausthaler Introduces Grapefruit Non-Alcoholic Beer

Brewed in Germany and imported into the United States, Clausthaler Grapefruit is the first grapefruit flavored non-alcoholic blended beer available in the United States

https://www.brewbound.com/news/clausthaler-introduces-grapefruit-non-alcoholic-beer

How an obscure red wine grape once lost in France was found in Chile

It’s called carménère, and Chile is the only country to grow it on any significant scale.

https://www.inquirer.com/food/drink/chilean-wine-chile-best-grapes-merlot-cabernet-carmnre-20200127.html

Beer, wine, spirit makers pledge age-restriction labels on drinks

Twelve leading beer, wine and spirits companies have pledged to put clear age-restriction labels on their drinks and set tighter controls on access to their online content in a bid to reduce underage drinking.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-beverages-marketing-children/beer-wine-spirit-makers-pledge-age-restriction-labels-on-drinks-idUSKBN1ZQ2IJ

How drinking wine helps your brain

Science is telling us about the benefits of drinking wine.

http://www.krbe.com/2020/01/27/wineforthebrain/

A Brooklyn Man Registered His Beer as an Emotional Support Animal

I’m not permitted a dog in my building, so I thought an emotional support beer would be more appropriate.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/a-new-yorker-registered-a-pint-of-beer-as-an-emotional-support-animal

The science behind nonalcoholic spirits

These spirits are targeted at drinkers who want to enjoy the social side of drinking without the negative side effects.

http://thetartan.org/2020/1/27/scitech/spirits

THE SURGE OF HARD SELTZER

In a survey conducted among a nationally representative population of 2,000 American regular wine drinkers, just under 4 in 10 (39%) said they had reduced their wine consumption over the last 12 months.

https://www.wineintelligence.com/the-surge-of-hard-seltzer/

 

The changing color of rosé

When it comes to rosé, the rise in its popularity really should come as no surprise.

https://www.therealreview.com/2020/01/28/the-changing-colour-of-rose/

 

 

New RumChata

RumChata is extending its range with a new Limón expression. Retailing at $20 a 750-ml., the newcomer is a blend of Caribbean rum with dairy cream, vanilla, and lemon, packaged in a bright yellow version of the RumChata bottle. Designed to be served on the rocks, in hot or cold coffee, or in cocktails, RumChata Limón will roll out nationally by April, backed with a TV, print, and social media campaign. RumChata was up 2% to 475,000 cases last year.

 

A [NEW] New York State of Wine

It is no longer controversial to call New York an important wine region.

https://www.beveragemedia.com/2020/01/28/new-new-york-state-wine/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=22c26a0ba6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_28_10_38&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-22c26a0ba6-64683881

 

The Differences Between Estate, Estate-Bottled and Single Vineyard Wines

The terms “estate,” “estate-bottled” and “single vineyard” all sound vaguely similar, but have distinct definitions that can vary by country.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/28/is-estate-wine-better/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=22c26a0ba6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_28_10_38&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-22c26a0ba6-64683881

 

Montalcino: A wine and food lover’s guide

Montalcino is a superstar wine region; fortuitously well off the beaten track

https://www.decanter.com/wine-travel/montalcino-travel-a-wine-and-food-lovers-guide-430566/

 

What Will Be the Cheese Trends of 2020?

What new sorts of cheesy trends do we have to look forward to at the beginning of this new decade?

https://vinepair.com/articles/top-cheese-trends-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=25892c9be8-JAN_29_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-25892c9be8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-25892c9be8-38937345&mc_cid=25892c9be8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Irish (Yes, Irish) Single Malt Whiskeys Deserve Your Attention

The Irish — happen to be making a wide range of excellent single malts as well, with a modern renaissance now matching their storied history and tradition.

https://vinepair.com/articles/irish-single-malt-whiskey-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=25892c9be8-JAN_29_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-25892c9be8-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-25892c9be8-38937345&mc_cid=25892c9be8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

No, not like the beer: As coronavirus spreads, people mistakenly think it’s related to the beverage

Many people, seeing the name of the virus, have concluded the virus has a connection to Corona beer.

https://www.oregonlive.com/health/2020/01/no-not-like-the-beer-as-coronavirus-spreads-people-mistakenly-think-its-related-to-the-beverage.html

 

12 CELEBRITIES WITH THEIR OWN TEQUILA BRANDS

Ten stars, from singers to designers to actors, who are trying their hand at Tequila.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/12-celebrities-with-their-own-tequila-brands/

Georgia is the Spiritual Home of Natural Wine

With the interest in natural wine on the rise in the U.S., Georgian…wine is quickly finding its way onto the shelves of local retailers and then into the hands of their customer base

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/28/natural-wine-georgia/

 

Sorry, But Wine Tariffs Are Still a HUGE Problem

There are two tariff disputes in existence between the USA and the EU.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2020/01/sorry_but_wine_tariffs_are_sti.html

 

Beer has a freshness date: Here’s how to spot it and what to know

With all the beer available, it can be difficult to make sure that the brew you’re buying is fresh.

https://www.inquirer.com/food/craft-beer-freshness-sell-by-date-evil-genius-pinnochios-origilio-20200129.html

 

Pabst Brews Up New Beer In Milwaukee

The craft brewers at Pabst – and yes, you read that right – aim to change the perception of this nationally known brand.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanettehurt/2020/01/29/pabst-brews-up-new-beer-in-milwaukee/#7555a1ff70a1

 

Is Green Wine Really Wine?

Beyond the use of artificial colorings, can red and white grapes be made into wine of other colors?

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/rainbow-wine-is-green-wine-really-wine/

 

16 Stylish Wines For Upscale Breakfasts

One could make a pretty strong argument to ditch the OJ altogether and just drink wine.

https://winefolly.com/tips/wine-for-breakfast/

 

6 of the Best Hot Cocktails to Ward Off the Winter Chill

These tools will help you make hot cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-hot-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4369424adf-JAN_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4369424adf-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4369424adf-38937345&mc_cid=4369424adf&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Whisky

Gatlinburg, Tennessee’s Sugarlands Shine has launched a new limited edition corn whiskey in partnership with Daytona International Speedway. The 50% abv whiskey is distilled from corn and packaged in a mason jar with a Daytona-themed label. This is the second NASCAR-themed limited edition from the company, following last year’s Talladega Superspeedway 50th Anniversary release. Sugarlands’ Daytona Corn Whiskey is now available in limited quantities across the U.S. and at the company’s Gatlinburg distillery for around $25.

 

Want to match food and wine?

As with all things related to wine, it’s complicated, but there are some clear and easy paths.

http://www.startribune.com/a-perfect-pairing-of-food-and-wine/567392622/

 

How big is New York’s wine business? Inside the numbers

New York is the nation’s 3rd leading wine-producing state.

https://www.newyorkupstate.com/wine-tours/2020/01/how-big-is-new-yorks-wine-business-inside-the-numbers.html

 

Why You Should Be Drinking Austrian Sekt

This seriously underappreciated sparkling wine can provide wine lovers with a wide range of styles.

https://thecorkscrewconcierge.com/2020/01/should-drinking-austrian-sekt/

What is terroir? A beginner’s guide

Holy grail or propaganda? Terroir is a controversial topic among winelovers. What is terroir? Its definition, origin and history

https://wineandotherstories.com/what-is-terroir-a-beginner-guide/

How to Drink More Champagne and Spend Less

Champagne is not the cheapest wine available and you might assume that drinking more Champagne must involve spending even more money, but that’s not necessarily the case.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/how-to-drink-more-champagne-and-spend-less/

Beer is no longer cool, says Nielsen, but these drinks are

Here’s what they say you can expect to see in beer aisles and bars and restaurants this year.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90457397/beer-is-no-longer-cool-says-nielsen-but-these-drinks-are

When you’re faced with a terrible wine glass

Good glassware can definitely enhance a wine experience, says Robert Joseph. So what’s a wine lover to do when a restaurant or other establishment has less than ideal glassware?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general/when-youre-faced-terrible-wine-glass?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=d3a8ab73bc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_30_10_25&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-d3a8ab73bc-64683881

How to Find Out if Your Beer Is Actually Vegan

Beer is made with hops, grains, and water. So beer is vegan, right?

https://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/a30706293/is-beer-vegan/

 

H&M DEBUTS LEATHER ALTERNATIVE MADE FROM WINE WASTE

Called ‘vegea’, the material is a soft vegan leather alternative made from grape marc,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/hm-debuts-leather-alternative-made-from-wine-waste/

 

6 Cheddars That Are Anything but Basic (and What to Drink With Them)

Read on for six cheddars that are anything but basic, and what to drink with them.

 

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-best-cheddar-cheese-pairings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8916f6a294-JAN_31_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8916f6a294-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8916f6a294-38937345&mc_cid=8916f6a294&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Disney World is Selling Fireball Whisky-Filled Beignets Just in Time for Mardi Gras

Each beignet comes with a pipette of Fireball that can either be soaked into the crispy fried dough, or drank on its own, straight or in a cocktail.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/disney-fireball-whisky-beignets/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8916f6a294-JAN_31_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8916f6a294-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8916f6a294-38937345&mc_cid=8916f6a294&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

A complete guide to vegan alcohol

Finding vegan alcohol can be tricky, as manufacturers aren’t usually required to list ingredients on labels

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-alcohol-vegan

 

New Sam Adams Bar

  • Boston Beer Co. has opened a new Samuel Adams taproom at Boston’s Faneuil Hall. Situated nearby a statue of the brand’s namesake, the three-floor, 14,000-square-foot space holds three bars as well as a rooftop patio. It houses a 4.25-barrel BrauKon brewhouse with a 1,100-barrel capacity and will have 20 taps, the majority of which will be taproom exclusives. The new taproom will serve a menu of bar foods, and will sell crowlers and specialty 4-packs for takeaway.

Quini Unveils Wine Industry’s First Integrated Consumer Sensory and Sales Analytics Platform at the 2020 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

Quini’s team will showcase the power of the newly integrated analytics platform via their sponsorship of the regional wine tasting at UNIFIED 2020

WE LOE THE POWER OF QUINI!

http://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=106463

College Students Prefer Liquor To Beer In New Survey

The most popular alcoholic beverage among college students was not beer, but instead was hard liquor.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanettehurt/2020/01/31/college-students-prefer-liquor-to-beer-in-new-survey/#3686137852d6

 

A Wine Expert Weighs In On Taylor Swift’s Iced White Wine Trick

Who among us hasn’t grown impatient when chilling a bottle of wine and just taken a shortcut by plopping an ice cube or two in our glasses to speed up the process?

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/01/9325113/taylor-swift-wine-ice-cubes-miss-americana

 

Natural wines: a fraud on wine lovers?

No one has codified how it should be defined, what principles must be at play to qualify for the use of the term.

https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/dan-berger/dan-berger-on-wine-natural-wines-a-fraud-on-wine/article_046d28b0-9128-5041-ae8d-08fe719af1b8.html

 

How to pick a Valentine’s Day wine that’s as romantic as your mood

Don’t judge a book by its cover or a wine by its label. Except when it makes perfect sense to do just that — such as on Valentine’s Day.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/how-to-pick-a-valentines-day-wine-thats-as-romantic-as-your-mood/2020/01/31/5981981c-436e-11ea-b5fc-eefa848cde99_story.html

 

Spain’s Rueda Wine Region Allows New Grapes and Classifications

Among a number of changes to the D.O., Viognier and Chardonnay grapes have been given the thumbs up and three classifications have been merged together.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/rueda-spain-wine-region-new-categories

Moderation and Drinking Across Categories on the Rise

Around 37% of U.S. wine drinkers are trying to limit their intake of alcohol

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/31/wine-data-moderation/

“Smart” dispenser serves up wine at the ideal temperature

The Albicchiere wine dispenser is designed to help, by both maintaining wine at a given temperature, and allowing it to last longer after being opened.

https://newatlas.com/around-the-home/albicchiere-wine-dispenser/

The five best and most famous Hungarian wine regions
The wine regions of Hungary have 22 different kinds of climate and environmental features to provide the best wines you have ever tasted.
https://dailynewshungary.com/the-five-best-and-most-famous-hungarian-wine-regions-photos/

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02-03-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The how of wine: ‘healthy wine’ — does it exist?

The 15 Most Underrated Beers in the World

Baileys tops booze list in 2019 YouGov Buzz Rankings

How To Make Sparkling Sangria

This is one of the most customizable cocktails in the world, so give it a try, this is a chance to go wild and see what works for you.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/how-to-make-a-sparkling-sangria/

BEER NAMED AFTER DRUG LORD AWAITS GOVERNMENT APPROVAL

A Mexican company called El Chapo 701, run by Alejandrina Guzman Salazar, the daughter of El Chapo, is awaiting government approval after developing a beer brand.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/beer-named-after-drug-lord-awaits-government-approval/

Wine And The Weather

Yes, we know many of you drink either wine year-round, but a lot of people associate certain wines with seasons

https://southfloridareporter.com/wine-and-the-weather/

The Ultimate Wine and Food Pairing Guide

If you want to impress your friends and family with your food and drink knowledge and host a dinner party, then keep reading to check out our wine and food pairing guide.

http://www.tasteterminal.com/2020/01/19/the-ultimate-wine-and-food-pairing-guide/

 

The Truth in Wine Labels

Our Federal Government has created certain requirements for wine labeling and additional legal definitions for terminology found on a wine label.

https://blog.musingsonthevine.com/2020/01/20/the-truth-in-wine-labels/?unapproved=10512&moderation-hash=a79e5073c907db40349c4b5d6618aa27

 

Early smoke taint research begins in Australian wine regions

A third of the region’s 3000ha of vineyards are within the fire scar with about 500ha of vines across 60 vineyards, mainly in the northern parts of the region, sustaining direct fire damage.

http://theleadsouthaustralia.com.au/industries/primary-industries/early-smoke-taint-research-begins-in-australian-wine-regions/

 

Can Grocery Outlet spread the gospel of quality cheap wine?

So why should we be so excited about wine at Grocery Outlet?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/can-grocery-outlet-spread-the-gospel-of-quality-cheap-wine/

 

Where biggest threats to wine are coming from

The decline of still wine sales in the on-trade has become very much the elephant in the room when it comes to discussing the key trends that are driving the overall wine trends in restaurant and bars

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/cga-report-where-the-biggest-threats-to-wine-are-coming-from/

 

SOFT DRINKS AND HEALTH AND WELLNESS CAN COEXIST IN THE U.S. ALCOHOL SPACE

Amid the juxtaposition of the sober-curious consumers and the premium spirits drinkers, soft drinks have plenty of room to grow.

https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/article/2020/soft-drinks-and-health-and-wellness-can-coexist-in-the-u-s-alcohol-space/

 

Are we wine consumers ready to stand up for our environmental commitment?

But with today’s high demand, more producers will probably convert because “it sells better”.

https://www.bkwine.com/debate/wine-consumers-stand-up-environmental-commitment/

WILL WINE EVER MOVE PAST THE 750 ML BOTTLE AND CORK?

Perhaps as much as three-quarters of the wine sold in the world still comes in a 750 mL glass bottle with a cork-style closure,

http://www.spiritedbiz.com/take-a-chance-will-wine-ever-move-past-the-750-ml-bottle-and-cork-2/

Bill proposed in MA would make miniature liquor bottles redeemable

Under the bill, anything 100ml or less would be added to the state’s 5-cent deposit container law.

https://www.wwlp.com/news/state-politics/bill-proposed-in-ma-would-make-miniature-liquor-bottles-redeemable/

 

Boston’s First Blind Beer Fest Will Make You a Smarter Drinker

The Mass. Brew Bros are hosting a full-scale festival version of their popular, invite-only blind tastings to kick off Massachusetts Beer Week.

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/2020/01/20/blind-beer-fest-massachusetts/

 

Chemist suggests a way to measure the taste of beer

The flavor of beer becomes less saturated over time after bottling.

https://phys.org/news/2020-01-chemist-beer.html

 

What’s the best wine for binge watching during a winter storm?

We all know how important it is to have the right food and drink while settling in with a great show while a winter storm rages outside.

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2020/01/wine-press-whats-the-best-wine-for-binge-watching-during-a-winter-storm.html

 

Smartphones boost consumer interest in wine while ‘knowledge’ slides

They ‘care’ more about wine and are feeling emboldened to explore, becoming increasingly adventurous in their choices.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/26501/Smartphones_boost_consumer_interest_in_wine_while__91knowledge_92_slides.html

 

Picking a Distributor for Your Wine Brand Is Tough.

Here’s Why You Should Go with a Beer Distributor

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/01/20/picking-distributor-for-wine-brand

 

The Biggest Wine Company You’ve Never Heard Of

Bronco Wine Company owns more than 120 brands in over 90 countries

https://www.minnesotamonthly.com/sponsored/the-biggest-wine-company-youve-never-heard-of/

 

Getting a Handle on the Wellness-Branded Beverage Trend

New wine, beer, and spirit products using buzzwords like paleo, keto, and natural reflect an increase in wellness-minded consumers

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/getting-a-handle-on-the-wellness-branded-beverage-trend/

Sangiovese RESET

How well do you know and understand what true Sangiovese should taste like?

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/sangiovese-reset-shines-the-light-on-italys-most-planted-grape-variety/

Last call: Spain’s Balearic Islands crack down on ‘booze tourism’

The regional government has approved a new law that restricts the sale of alcohol in popular tourist destinations and bans bar crawls

https://elpais.com/elpais/2020/01/17/inenglish/1579266422_795608.html

The Chinese Made Beer 6000 Years Ago. This is How

One method, employed by the Yangshao people in Dingcun, was to use malts made of sprouted millet, grass seeds and rice to produce low-alcohol drinks.

https://www.albawaba.com/editors-choice/chinese-made-beer-6000-years-ago-how-1334010

PIEDMONT WINERY ADOPTS BLOCKCHAIN CLOSURES

The closures on bottles of its Derthona Costa del Vento, Derthona Montecitorio and Derthona Sterpi will now provide consumers with detailed information on where the wines were made and the vineyards in which the grapes were grown. Tasting notes and expert reviews can also be viewed.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/piedmont-winery-adopts-blockchain-closures/

Walpole MA winery a generational endeavor

Debevino Winery allows guests to enjoy a drink while they can learn about the wine-making process

https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200121/walpole-winery-generational-endeavor

Wine myths debunked

Wine myths may seem harmless, but they can easily derail your journey. Let’s set the record straight about a few common myths you may have heard.

https://www.yakimaherald.com/scene/drink/wine-scene-wine-myths-debunked/article_3dde0803-d47a-564b-8a14-70c5383db1ea.html

How to Understand (Almost) Everything on a Wine Label

There are some basic formulas that can help you understand the rather confusing and sometimes smug words on wine labels.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/21/how-to-read-a-wine-label/

New Wine

Palm Bay International has announced the addition of High Heaven Vintners to its portfolio. High Heaven is a new brand born of a collaboration between Palm Bay president and CEO Marc Taub and Mark Zirkle, president of Selah, Washington-based Zirkle Fruit. It sources grapes from five Zirkle vineyards in the Columbia Valley AVA to create an assortment of 100%-estate grown and bottled wines including Roaming Elk Red Blend, Sea of Tranquility Merlot, and Majestic Pines Cabernet Sauvignon (all $18 a 750-ml.), as well as Starshower Riesling and Cloud Mountain Chardonnay (both $15). The entire range is now rolling out nationwide.

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Get to Know the Paso Robles AVA Through Its Diversity

The Paso Robles American Viticultural Area (AVA) is often celebrated for its diversity.

https://pasowine.com/get-to-know-the-paso-robles-ava/

 

How Wine, Art and Diamonds Defy the Laws of Economics

Wine is just one example of what’s known as a “Veblen good,” named for any good or service that defies the standard relationship between price and demand.

https://money.howstuffworks.com/veblen-goods.htm

 

The Coming of Pink Prosecco

The arrival of Prosecco rosé, which is set to splash onto the market in less than a year, on New Year’s Day 2021.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/robert-camuto-the-coming-of-pink-prosecco

When it comes down to it, wine drinkers are not that different from each other.

For most people, in most markets, wine represents a combination of confusion, pleasure, intimidation and social status.

https://www.wineintelligence.com/we-are-family/

 

IS SHIPPING WINE IN BOTTLE A THING OF THE PAST?

Podcast the process of shipping wine in containers, the quality, environmental and economic impact as well as consumer perception.

https://globalwinesolutions.com/batonnage/2020/1/21/batonnage-ep-13-is-shipping-wine-in-bottle-a-thing-of-the-past-with-richard-lloyd

 

Developing a tasting model that elevates a wine’s rhythm and motion on the palate,

A wine’s perceived movement on the palate is not only one determinant of wine quality but is central to a wine’s personality.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/01/22/tasting-vitality-the-basic-features-of-wine-in-motion/

 

Should your wine label and website match?

Key elements that should match between packaging and website:

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/bauerhaus-design.html?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=6138eb0a86-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_22_10_37&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-6138eb0a86-64683881#whatsnew

 

Flo Rida to open distillery in Florida with VG Spirits

Victor George (VG) Spirits produces VG Vodka and plans to introduce additional lines including whiskey, gin, Tequila and speciality liqueurs.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/flo-rida-to-open-distillery-in-florida/

 

Baileys tops booze list in 2019 YouGov Buzz Rankings

Buzz scores are calculated by asking members of the public if they’ve heard anything positive or negative about 1,550 brands in the past two weeks, over the course of a year.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/baileys-tops-booze-list-in-2019-yougov-buzz-rankings/

 

WINE GIANT BAREFOOT LAUNCHES HARD SELTZER RANGE

The launch is Barefoot’s biggest investment in a new product in its 55-year history

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/wine-giant-barefoot-launches-hard-seltzer-range/

 

10 Wine Tips That’ll Make You Sound Like A Badass

Here are 10 wine tips that’ll help you fake it ’til you make it.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/10-wine-tips-that-will-make-you-look-like-a-pro/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

Are Champagne Flutes a Thing of the Past?

These days there is a growing body of opinion, especially amongst more practiced Champagne drinkers, that holds that flutes are too tall and narrow to appreciate the full complexity of Champagne.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/are-champagne-flutes-a-thing-of-the-past/

How To Make Fizz Fruit Skewers

If you are looking for a new and exciting party food, then this should definitely be a contender, a Fizz Fruit Skewer, easy to make and fun to eat.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/how-to-make-fizz-fruit-skewers/

How to find the right wine?

Match good taste, good value, wine columnist says

https://www.modbee.com/living/article239334078.html

Why Americans will still pay more for imported whiskey, scotch and French wine

Wine, spirits and specialty food retailers started stocking up on imported bottles ahead of the tariffs threat earlier this month. But wholesalers had raised prices in advance of the expected tariffs.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/americans-imported-whiskey-scotch-french-wine

My wine fridge has an odor. Is it safe to store my wines inside plastic bags?

That can happen—new coolers often have that strong new-appliance smell.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/my-wine-fridge-has-an-odor-is-it-safe-to-store-my-wines-inside-plastic-bags

 

Sparkling wine not just for the holidays

Sadly, most of it is drunk only during holidays or special occasions.

https://gazette.com/life/wine-guy-sparkling-wine-not-just-for-the-holidays/article_ede96cf6-32f6-11ea-b498-eb0aa0127385.html

 

Trinchero Makes Non-Alcohol Play, Launching Fre Brand In Cans

Trinchero Family Estates will soon ship Fre alcohol-removed wine in single-serve cans. Dave Derby, Trinchero’s senior vice president of marketing, tells SND that the new packaging—4-packs of 250-ml. cans retailing at $11—will expand usage occasions for the non-alcohol label.

“Just like Pomelo cans did for our Pomelo brand, we think Fre cans will attract new customers and give our current customers more flexibility,” Derby says. Expected to ship at the end of the month, the cans will initially feature Fre sparkling rosé and sparkling brut, with the potential for more offerings to be added moving forward.

The new package will be targeted to on-premise accounts, as well as the convenience, transportation, and golf and recreation channels. TFE notes that 35% of American adults lead an alcohol-free lifestyle, and it expects the non-alcohol category to continue to grow with the rise of the millennial and Generation Z demographics

 

Riunite Announces Spring Launch of New Canned Sangria Line

A new line of Canned Sangrias that will debut this spring.

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200121005755/en/Riunite-Announces-Spring-Launch-New-Canned-Sangria

 

Moderate Wine Consumption Linked to Greater Life Expectancy

Which is healthier? Dry January or year-round moderation?

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/moderate-wine-consumption-linked-to-greater-life-expectancy

 

Augmented Reality on Every Australian Wine in 2020

Every Australian wine will have the benefit of augmented reality, as a groundbreaking smartphone App prepares to launch worldwide.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/augmented-reality-on-every-australian-wine-in-2020-300991226.html

 

Drew Bledsoe’s Long Game in Washington and Oregon

After the four-time Pro Bowl New England Patriots quarterback retired in 2007, he founded Doubleback in Walla Walla, Wash.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/wine-talk-drew-bledsoe-s-long-game-in-washington-and-oregon

 

Wine tariff update: Does anyone have any idea what’s going on?

We dodged one 100 percent tariff, but will there be another one? And what about the 25 percent tariff?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/wine-tariff-update-does-anyone-have-any-idea-whats-going-on/

 

Italian wine production drops sharply after year of extreme weather

Wine production was hit particularly hard, falling by 12 percent to reverse much of the 14.3 percent increase recorded in 2018

https://www.thelocal.it/20200123/italian-wine-production-drop-by-12-percent-after-year-of-extreme-weather

 

Stupid Wine Description Winners From 2019

So here’s to having a few good laughs!

http://www.undergroundwineletter.com/2020/01/stupid-wine-descriptions/

 

Yes, restaurant wine lists are confusing, but occasionally they get it right

It’s true. Restaurant wine lists are really hard to read. Most of them are about as legible as your average tax law document.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Yes-restaurant-wine-lists-are-confusing-but-14996534.php

 

Up to 96,000 gallons of wine spills at Rodney Strong Vineyards, most leaks into Russian River

The Russian River flowed with a cherry red tint after tens of thousands of gallons of fresh cabernet sauvignon wine poured into the largest tributary in Sonoma County.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10622264-181/pd-default-story-headline-xy?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=cba633a517-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_23_10_41&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-cba633a517-64683881

 

Getting to Know Happy Canyon, One of Southern California’s Tiniest AVAs

This tiny, isolated American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the easternmost part of the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County is very much an unspoiled paradise.

https://vinepair.com/articles/happy-canyon-california-ava/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=cba633a517-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_23_10_41&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-cba633a517-64683881

 

The Valtellina: Home of Chiavennasca

The Valtellina is a lesser explored wine region tucked into the mountainous landscapes of northern Lombardy near Lake Como with the Alps and Switzerland bordering to the north.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2018/02/valtellina-home-of-chiavennasca.html?m=1

 

Wine Bouquet Vs Aroma

What Makes the Taste of Wine?

https://youtu.be/uLjrdkXWEgw

 

Jameson Debuts Cold Brew Extension, Looking To Capitalize On Coffee Trend

Pernod Ricard is looking to capitalize on the trend toward coffee drinks, expanding its Jameson Irish whiskey range with a Cold Brew extension. Retailing at $25 a 750-ml. in line with the core brand, Jameson Cold Brew is at 30% abv—dovetailing with the move toward lower-alcohol spirits—and contains 17 milligrams of caffeine per 1.5-ounce serving, approximately equivalent to half an espresso.

Hitting the market now, Jameson Cold Brew is a blend of Irish whiskey flavored with 100% Arabica coffee beans from Brazil and Colombia. Cold brew extensions have been popping up around the spirits and wine market lately, with Jägermeister, Skyy, Apothic, and Few Spirits all entering the segment over the past year.

According to Impact Databank’s estimate, Jameson increased 6.5% to 3.7 million cases in 2019, overtaking Absolut to become Pernod Ricard’s largest brand in the U.S. market. Offshoots like Caskmates and the higher-end Jameson Black Barrel ($40) have been increasing their contribution to the franchise, combining for over 300,000 cases.

New JD Package

Brown-Forman has announced a packaging revamp for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire. The 35% abv flavored whiskey is made from a blend of Jack Daniel’s flagship whiskey and cinnamon liqueur. The new design retains Tennessee Fire’s red background but swaps black lettering for white lettering across the entire label. The new labels are now rolling out across the U.S. Tennessee Fire, at more than 400,000 cases in the U.S., is one of the pillars of Jack Daniel’s flavored whiskies alongside its honey and apple releases.

 

 

Wine etiquette –real or imagined

The implication of wine etiquette can be observed in many situations that all have simple, informal and common sense alternatives

https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/allen-balik/allen-balik-the-wine-exchange-wine-etiquette—real/article_f786bea7-228d-577b-afb9-44b705824378.html

 

Italian police uncover major wine fraud

Italian police have uncovered a wine fraud ring, responsible for faking more than a million litres of wine.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/news/italian-police-uncover-major-wine-fraud?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=c149470c1b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_24_09_37&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-c149470c1b-64683881

 

How learning about wine can improve the way you Drink

The world of wine can sometimes feel intimidating to the uninitiated, but a bit of knowledge about wine from experts can help anyone navigate everyday situations.

https://www.willistonherald.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/how-learning-about-wine-can-improve-the-way-you-drink/article_3f9ca11e-3dfe-11ea-83b4-43f1ba1bdbb5.html

 

13 Things You Should Know About Stella Rosa

It’s also the No. 1 imported Italian wine brand in the U.S.

https://vinepair.com/articles/stella-rosa-red-black-moscato-wine-guide/

 

 

How to drink wine with Chinese food
As international wine companies focus their attention on the country, many are trying to address the question of how best to drink wines with Chinese food, often with events designed to explore the possibilities of food and wine pairings

https://www.ft.com/content/f7d41314-3ca7-11ea-b232-000f4477fbca

 

 

7 Tips on How To keep Wine Fresh After Opening

Nothing breaks a wine lover’s heart than an awful glass of wine.

https://sommelierschoiceawards.com/en/blog/insights-1/7-tips-on-how-to-keep-wine-fresh-after-opening-171.htm

 

The 15 Most Underrated Beers in the World

15 brewers from across the country to name a beer they consider underrated.

https://gearpatrol.com/2020/01/25/most-underrated-beer-brewers-pick/

 

The how of wine: ‘healthy wine’ — does it exist?

iI’s important to note that having a glass of wine at night doesn’t need to derail your nutrition goals.

https://www.idahopress.com/community/community_columns/the-how-of-wine-healthy-wine-does-it-exist/article_91e29cf6-2907-59cf-9a89-7cd4ae7a94c0.html

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2020

On 17 January 1920. America was officially “dry”

Does it cost more to be organic?

 

How I taste wines for review at Wine Enthusiast

Unlike some publications or reviewers, there is no screening process for wines prior to being submitted or reviewed at Wine Enthusiast.

https://www.wawinereport.com/2020/01/how-i-taste-wines-for-review-at-wine.html

 

PLAY IT BY TIER: BOURGOGNE’S NEW CLASSIFICATIONS

Changes are afoot in Bourgogne, with a new geographical denomination added to the AOC Bourgogne: Bourgogne Côte d’Or. We examine what this move means for producers and consumers alike.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/play-it-by-tier-bourgognes-new-classifications/

 

The Meaning of Wine Scores

Despite their alleged usefulness as a marketing tool, he finds them fundamentally misleading because they falsely imply the score serves some precise mathematical purpose.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/01/13/the-meaning-of-wine-scores/

 

Heat is a killer

The only way to know if the wine has suffered permanent damage would be to compare it with a bottle of the same wine that hadn’t been affected by heat.

https://www.therealreview.com/2020/01/13/heat-is-a-killer/

 

2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Winners

There were over sixty-five judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluating nearly 6,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries for the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

https://www.sfgate.com/chroniclewinecompetition/article/2020-San-Francisco-Chronicle-Wine-Competition-14965711.php?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=54e19898d4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_13_10_51&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-54e19898d4-64683881

 

Why Americans are drinking less wine for the first time in 25 years

Americans consumed less wine in 2019, ending the consistent rise in consumption since 1994.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/americans-drinking-less-wine-us

 

Tito’s overtakes Smirnoff as top-selling spirit in US

Tito’s grew by more than 20% in volume in 2019. Vodka remains the largest spirit category by volume in the country.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/titos-overtakes-smirnoff-as-top-selling-spirit-in-us/

White Claw Hard Seltzer to open $250m plant

The new “state-of-the-art” White Claw site will be located in Glendale, Arizona, in the US, with construction expected to be completed in “record time”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/white-claw-hard-seltzer-to-open-250m-plant/

ITALY DISMISSES AU$100,000 PLAN TO DEFEND AUSTRALIAN ‘PROSECCO’

The legal specialists have been tasked with investigating “the criteria, evidence and procedure that should be required to establish a geographical indication of wine, as used in trade agreements and legal disputes.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/australian-government-funds-research-into-the-intellectual-property-rights-of-prosecco/

How Long Does Wine Last?

This article covers how long wine lasts, as well as how to tell if your wine has gone bad.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-long-does-wine-last

How to Taste at a Consumer Event

Today more than ever before, producers from the most important wine regions visit different cities in the USA to showcase their wine.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2020/01/13/wine-tasting-101-how-to-taste-at-a-consumer-event/#17d484554c35

 

 

Why Winemaking Is About More Than Making Wine

If you think winemaking is simply about turning juice into booze once a year, you’re dreaming.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/thetravelingwinemaker/

 

WHY WOULD YOU ADD ANTIFREEZE TO WINE?

So whose monumentally stupid idea was this and why did they do it?

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2020/01/why-would-you-add-antifreeze-to-wine/

 

Tips for Identifying Flavors in Wine

The three main ways to identify flavors in wine.

https://www.wtso.com/blog/tips-for-identifying-flavors-in-wine/

 

Six curious facts about smell

It evokes strong emotional reactions, influences sexual attraction and can be used as a sensitive analytical instrument.

https://theconversation.com/six-curious-facts-about-smell-128533

 

How Prohibition changed the way Americans drink, 100 years ago

Moreover, are we drinking any more today than we did before prohibition?

https://theconversation.com/how-prohibition-changed-the-way-americans-drink-100-years-ago-129854

 

 

Did Lead Poisoning Cause Beethoven’s Hearing Loss?

This could be linked to a lead gauntlet he regularly drank from, or to years of drinking cheap wine.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/evaamsen/2020/01/12/did-lead-poisoning-cause-beethovens-hearing-loss/#550240a9272e

 

‘World’s first’ jackfruit-flavored vodka launches

Distilled six times from a mashbill comprising 100% corn, Slapjack is filtered three times before being flavored with natural jackfruit.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/worlds-first-jackfruit-flavoured-vodka-launches/

 

WINE BECOMES ‘MORE INFREQUENT BEVERAGE’

Following news that overall wine consumption has fallen in the US and warnings of an oversupply, market analyst Wine Intelligence reveals this is due to wine becoming a “more infrequent beverage”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/wine-becomes-more-infrequent-beverage/

 

AMERICAN WINE REPORT WARNS OF OVER-SUPPLY AND UNDER-CONSUMPTION

While European winegrowers are still worrying about the real possibility of 100% tariffs on wines shipped to the U.S., American winegrowers have their own domestic concerns about over-production paired with under-consumption.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/american-wine-report-warns-of-over-supply-and-under-consumption/

 

6 Types of Cured Meats, and What to Drink With Them

Six of the most popular types of salumi, plus what to drink with each.

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-to-drink-with-cured-meats/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c9f46a6ecb-JAN_15_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c9f46a6ecb-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c9f46a6ecb-38937345&mc_cid=c9f46a6ecb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New “Which Grape Varietal Are You?” Instagram Filter Release

Head over to Curate & Co.’s Instagram (@CurateandCompany) on your mobile device

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=224675

 

 

Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition became the law of the land

Drinking among teenagers is down. And there are signs that some people are taking alcohol seriously — such as the “Dry January” movement making the rounds on social media.

https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-01-14/americans-drinking-more-prohibition

 

Limiting pesticides in wine

So how can zero pesticide residue wines be made?

https://firstvine.wordpress.com/2020/01/14/limiting-pesticides-in-wine-and-a-little-of-my-skepticism-too/

 

What should the next wine trend be? This expert offers a surprising answer. Sherry.

Sherry offers an extraordinary variety of styles in an unlimited range of flavors

https://www.seattletimes.com/life/food-drink/what-should-the-next-wine-trend-be-this-expert-offers-a-surprising-answer-sherry/

 

How are alchohol-free wine and beer made?

The most common methods of doing this are vacuum distillation and reverse osmosis.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/how-are-alchohol-free-wine-and-beer-made-1.4113339

 

Bottoms up! You can now buy 10 litres of red wine for just $30 – and it has enough to fill 70 GLASSES

Australian liquor retailer BWS is selling 10 litres of red wine for just $30

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-7887531/BWS-selling-10-litres-red-wine-just-30-drop-70-GLASSES.html

Filtered vs Unfiltered Wine: Which is Better?

One big thing happening in the wine industry right now is the trend of unfiltered wine.

https://winefolly.com/review/fining-and-filtered-vs-unfiltered-wine/

BORDEAUX’S ‘FIRST’ WINE WITH AUGMENTED REALITY LABEL UNVEILED

Château Laffitte Carcasset’s new wine, called The Corsair, has been released with a label which, when viewed through an app on a smart phone, appears in augmented reality

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/bordeauxs-first-wine-with-augmented-reality-label-unveiled/

How Private-Label Goods Are Taking Over Retail

It’s not just lower costs and wider margins that are fueling the private-label movement. Retailers are also able to leverage private-label brands to fill voids left behind by third-party suppliers.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/01/15/how-private-label-goods-are-taking-over-retail.aspx

Battle brews once again over alcohol sales in convenience, grocery stores

A battle is once again brewing in Massachusetts over which stores can sell booze

https://turnto10.com/news/local/battle-brews-once-again-over-alcohol-sales-in-convenience-grocery-stores

AFTER PARKER: WINE IN THE ‘AGE OF RE-DISCOVERY’

With Robert Parker officially hanging up his quill last year, Roger Morris asks if predictions about the critical landscape in his absence have come to pass – or if something else has instead.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/wine-in-the-age-of-re-discovery/

Truth in Package Labeling: On a Wine Bottle?

The reality is that many wines contain additives introduced during the winemaking process, including several that remain present in the final product.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/truth-in-package-labeling-on-a-wine-bottle/

Five ways to discover new wines in the new year

Instead of playing it safe this new year, step out of your comfort zone

https://www.news-press.com/story/life/food/2020/01/15/five-ways-discover-new-wines-new-year/4434689002/

 

Here’s What Experts Actually Think About the New Chilled Red Wine Trend

Anything with a lighter body, higher acidity and no oak is nice chilled — varietals like Pinot Noir and Gamay.

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https://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/2149709/chilled-red-wines/

 

The Year Bourbon Went Ballistic

The last year might have been known as the Year of the Pig, but it was whiskey that really brought home the bacon.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/01/the-year-bourbon-went-ballistic

 

Does it cost more to be organic?

It is sometimes said that “certification is expensive so the producer X works organically but does not certify”. That’s not correct.

https://www.bkwine.com/news/does-it-cost-more-to-be-organic/

How to reduce phthalate levels in wine

Tanks and hoses coated with epoxy resin are the two main sources of contamination identified.

https://www.infowine.com/en/news/how_to_reduce_phthalate_levels_in_wine_sc_18359.htm#

 

Conor McGregor’s Proper No. Twelve whiskey joins US delivery platform

The platform will allow Proper No. Twelve to be able to sell and interact with consumers through its website – a first for the brand’s US customers.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/conor-mcgregors-irish-whiskey-joins-us-delivery-platform/

 

On 17 January 1920. America was officially “dry”

Driven by fervent religious beliefs they may have been and somewhat comical even ridiculous as it may appear now, there were also very real problems of abuse and domestic violence being suffered by women as a result of alcohol.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/on-this-day-1920prohibition-begins/

 

7 Health Benefits Of Drinking Prosecco

Researchers have found that the drink has some surprising health benefits.

https://www.proseccolovers.com/2019/04/7-health-benefits-of-drinking-prosecco.html

 

Pabst Brewing Launches New Craft Beer Brand With ‘Seabird IPA’

Captain Pabst’s flagship offering, Seabird IPA, is a 4.5 percent ABV session beer, brewed with Magnum, Citra, Cascade, and Mosaic hops. It will be sold exclusively in Illinois and Wisconsin.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/pabst-craft-beer-brand-ipa/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2a5cd4ad59-JAN_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2a5cd4ad59-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2a5cd4ad59-38937345&mc_cid=2a5cd4ad59&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

Who downs the most red wine? Hint: Not France

Chinese consumers downed 1.865 billion bottles of red wine last year, contributing to a 136 percent rise in consumption over the past five years,

https://www.cnbctv18.com/uncategorized/who-downsmost-red-wine-hint-not-france-21655.htm

Wine People, Meet Your Gut. Gut, Meet Your Wine People

Excessive alcohol consumption is considered by the CDC to be 8+ drinks per week for women and 15+ for men. This excess causes dysbiotic changes in the microbiome and decreases the absorption of zinc, B vitamins and protein – elements that are critical to gut health.

https://abalancedglass.com/30-days-of-discovery/2020/1/16/wine-people-meet-your-gut-gut-meet-your-wine-people

 

 

Who is the wine list for?

How much should diners be expected to know about wine? What happens if a diner doesn’t want to engage with a sommelier

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general/who-wine-list

 

Wine Kaleidoscope

The vast majority of wines on the shelves at larger stores are produced by gigantic producers whose only goal is to produce a standardized product that market research tells them the largest percentage of consumers will like.

https://winecampblog.com/journal/2020/1/16/af9259ol9qfuck9u1hyi20qtjv8qpb

 

Aging Wine: Facts & Feelings

Why does one wine age better than another? How does a given wine evolve over time? And what are the processes governing this transformation?

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/articles/b/kelli-white/posts/aging-wine

 

Why your next bottle of sparkling wine should be from Brazil

Not the first thing that comes to mind. The country is better known for its cachaca — the sugarcane-based alcohol used in caipirinhas — and for its big industrial breweries.

https://www.prestigeonline.com/my/wine-dine/drinks/why-your-next-bottle-of-sparkling-wine-should-be-from-brazil/

Save money and try something new when you explore lesser-known wine regions and labels

Are you looking to up your wine game without draining your bank account?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/save-money-and-try-something-new-when-you-explore-lesser-known-wine-regions-and-labels/2020/01/16/12baee24-37bb-11ea-bf30-ad313e4ec754_story.html

The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2020

Whether you’re able to visit just one or all 10, here are the wine travel destinations that should be on your radar this year.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wine-travel-destinations-2020/

America’s Best-Selling Premium Wines

When it comes to best-selling wines, not surprisingly, cheaper wines head the list.

https://247wallst.com/special-report/2020/01/18/americas-best-selling-premium-wines/

 

The Northern Wine Regions of Spain

Northern Spain has many great wine regions just waiting to be explored and today we’re featuring the regions of Rias Baixas, Navarra and Carinena.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2020/01/northern-wine-regions-of-spain.html?m=1

 

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Liquor Industry News 01-20-20

January 20, 2020

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01-20-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Love Beer? Then You’re Gonna Love These Wines

Is There Beer In Bud Light Seltzer? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

A New Bourbon Finished In The Prisoner Red Wine Barrels

 

JUDGEMENT OF PARIS TO BE RECREATED IN NAPA WITH STEVEN SPURRIER

The event will include a welcome dinner featuring Spurrier’s sparkling wine from England, called Bride Valley Brut Reserve.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/judgement-of-paris-to-be-recreated-in-napa-with-steven-spurrier/

How to effectively communicate winemaker credentials: organic, sustainable, and biodynamic

These terms are often misinterpreted or conflated. In fact, they are all very distinct: both in terms of the processes involved and the objectives producers are seeking to achieve, writes Emilie Steckenborn in this guest article.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2020/01/06/Organic-sustainable-biodynamic-How-to-communicate-wine-credentials-to-consumers

Alcohol Consumers’ Interest In Health And Wellness Will Continue To Increase, Says Nielsen

Nielsen predicts spirit sales will grow the most at liquor stores and other outlets in 2020

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2020/01/05/alcohol-consumers-interest-in-health-and-wellness-will-continue-to-increase-says-nielsen/#7ae97fc67d00

A Primer to Chinese Wine

Wine culture is relatively new in China but in a short period of time it grew to be the 5th largest wine consumer in the world.

https://winefolly.com/review/a-primer-to-chinese-wine-regional-guide-with-maps/

If Our Wine Expert Couldn’t Drink Wine, Here’s What She’d Reach For

Here are a few of my favorite non-alcoholic drinks and how I use them as a sort of “wine substitute.”

https://www.thekitchn.com/non-alcoholic-wine-alternatives-22982247

33 of the Funniest, Craziest, Most Absurd Viral Drinks Stories of the Year (2019)

The headlines were also dominated by weird and wonderful product releases, and, inevitably, one particular brand of hard seltzer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/33-times-you-wont-believe-what-happened-next-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=51c5011e29-JAN_6_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-51c5011e29-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-51c5011e29-38937345&mc_cid=51c5011e29&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Sustainable Wine? Or Just Greenwashing?

So-called sustainable wine regions often allow synthetic pesticides, so just how green are they?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/01/sustainable-wine-or-just-greenwashing

Gen Z – New Wine Consumers?

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

https://lizthachmw.com/2020/01/03/gen-z-new-wine-consumers/

 

8 Myths about the Sherry Solera System

And boy did I have a lot of things wrong about the solera system used in Sherry!

https://spitbucket.net/2020/01/05/8-myths-about-the-sherry-solera-system-that-even-wine-geeks-believe/

 

How White Wine Affects Your Body, According To Experts

White wine is going to offer some benefits as well, including higher levels of protection for lung tissue

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-white-wine-affects-your-body-according-to-experts-19737966

 

What’s all this talk about ‘yields’?

The yield of a vineyard is usually given in tons per hectare (or acre), or hectolitres per hectare.

https://wineanorak.com/2020/01/03/whats-all-this-talk-about-yields/

 

Green tea instead of Sulphur

A Marlborough winery is attempting to replace sulphur dioxide (SO2) from their organic Sauvignon Blanc with green tea.

https://www.ruralnewsgroup.co.nz/wine-grower/wg-industry/green-tea-instead-of-sulphur-2019

 

11 Things You Should Know About Michelob Ultra

Launched in 2002, it now accounts for 10 percent of Anheuser-Busch’s U.S. business.

https://vinepair.com/articles/michelob-ultra-carbs-calories-abv-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5e0f8d0f98-JAN_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5e0f8d0f98-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-5e0f8d0f98-38937345&mc_cid=5e0f8d0f98&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Insanity of Trump’s Wine Tariffs

You might think, “Who cares if the price of European wine goes up? People can just buy domestic wines instead.” And they will. But in the process, the vast industry responsible for importing and selling billions of dollars in wine, whisky and other products from Europe will suffer — especially small businesses with narrow profit margins.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/opinion/wine-tariff-trump.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

 

DIAGEO LOOKS TO US FOR NEXT NON-ALCOHOLIC ‘SPIRIT’ BRAND

Distill Ventures, an incubator for small drinks companies funded by Diageo, has acquired a minority stake in Ritual Zero Proof, founded in Chicago by three best friends Marcus Sakey, GG Sakey and David Crooch in 2019.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/diageo-looks-to-us-for-next-non-alcoholic-spirit-brand/

 

How Hungary produced the ‘world’s most expensive wine’

There’s no denying that good wine comes with a price, but $40,000 seems rather steep.

However, Hungarian winemakers Royal Tokaji say their limited edition Essencia 2008 decanter is worth every cent.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/expensive-wine-hungary/index.html

5 Recipes (with Wine Pairings) to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Some delicious dinner options and great wine pairings to seriously impress your date.

https://www.dallasnews.com/sponsored/2020/01/06/5-recipes-with-wine-pairings-to-celebrate-valentines-day/

The Best Low-Sugar Wines That Are Also Keto-Diet Friendly, According To Nutritionists

Thanks to the keto diet (and the rise of low-carb everything), you might be taking a closer look at the carbs and sugar in that nightly glass of wine you used to consider healthy.

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/a30369326/low-sugar-wine/

4 WINERY SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS I WANT TO SEE IN 2020

How will marketing and social media in the wine industry evolve in 2020?

https://meaghanwebster.com/2020/01/06/4-winery-social-media-trends-i-want-to-see-in-2020/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=1b9b9e2e89-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_07_10_40&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-1b9b9e2e89-64683881

Powers Irish whiskey unveils new bottle design

Irish Distillers has unveiled an updated packaging design for its Powers Irish whiskey range as it seeks to “attract a new generation of drinkers”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/powers-irish-whiskey-unveils-new-bottle-design/

 

What Would 100 Percent Tariffs Mean for You?

The sparkling wine tariff is just one of the trade fights involving European wine and American consumers making news this week. Jan. 13 is the deadline for the public to submit comments to the USTR on the other battle.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-would-100-percent-wine-tariffs-mean-for-you

 

1 in 4 Adults Unaware That Wine Contains Animal Ingredients

Although vegan beers and wine are on the increase, traditional methods to filter beverages often used egg whites, milk protein, and in some cases a form of collagen called isinglass which is obtained from the dried bladders of fish.

https://vegconomist.com/food-and-beverage/1-in-4-adults-unaware-that-wine-contains-animal-ingredients/

 

The U.S. Is the Biggest Importer of Wine From the EU

The United States is by far the largest market for European wine outside the EU.

https://www.statista.com/chart/20412/top-5-non-eu-countries-by-wine-exports-from-the-eu/

 

 

The Beginnings to Understanding Italian Wine

To tackle Italian wine as a whole is a huge undertaking considering Italy has almost 2,000 native varieties

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2020/01/learning-about-italian-wine.html?m=1

 

The Valtellina: Home of Chiavennasca

The Valtellina is a lesser explored wine region tucked into the mountainous landscapes of northern Lombardy near Lake Como with the Alps and Switzerland bordering to the north.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2018/02/valtellina-home-of-chiavennasca.html?m=1

 

The Rock names Mast-Jägermeister Teremana Tequila distributor

Hollywood actor and former wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has signed a global distribution deal with Mast-Jägermeister to launch Teremana Tequila in March.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/the-rock-names-mast-jagermeister-teremana-tequila-distributor/

 

The Secret Meaning Behind Maker’s Mark’s Iconic Label

The true calling card of the iconic whiskey is a very small symbol on the label, one that’s often ignored, but actually carries a lot of significance.

https://vinepair.com/articles/makers-mark-logo-meaning/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ac6ff7a563-JAN_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ac6ff7a563-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ac6ff7a563-38937345&mc_cid=ac6ff7a563&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

SPAIN 2019 HARVEST REPORT REGION BY REGION

It was a warm, dry year for Spain in 2019, with lower than average rainfall, an early summer heatwave for some regions, and very low levels of disease in the vineyards.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/spain-2019-harvest-report-region-by-region/

CAVA DO REACHES ‘HISTORIC’ AGREEMENT OVER PRESTIGE WINES

The Cava DO has unanimously approved a “momentous and unprecedented” plan to strengthen the position of the Spanish sparkling wine in its export markets.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/cava-do-reaches-historic-agreement-over-prestige-wines/

Constellation Brands to spend $40 million to launch Corona hard seltzer in the spring

Corona hard seltzer will come in four flavors: tropical lime, mango, cherry and blackberry lime.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/constellation-brands-to-spend-40-million-to-launch-corona-hard-seltzer-in-the-spring-2020-01-08

Fires Damage Australian Grapes

All face an uncertain 2020 vintage, as the effects of smoke taintand heat on this year’s crop remain unknown.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/08/australia-fires-wine-damages/

Southern Wine & Spirits Files In Support of Total Wine Supreme Court Petition

The nation’s largest alcohol wholesaler joined with the nation’s largest independent alcohol retailer asking the Supreme Court to use the federal antitrust laws to throw out the Connecticut alcohol pricing laws that, among other goals,  protect competition.

https://www.alcohollawreview.com/new-antitrust-lawsuit-filed-in-connecticut/

Researchers Surprised by High Levels of Alcohol Consumption among Cancer Survivors

First-ever large study on drinking habits of cancer survivors–published in JNCCN–finds more than a third exceed moderate drinking levels, one in five engage in binge drinking

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/researchers-surprised-by-high-levels-of-alcohol-consumption-among-cancer-survivors-300983127.html

Is There Really a Cork Crisis?

There’s actually an abundance of the totally sustainable, eco-friendly material. In fact, if you’ve ever traveled to the rural areas of Southern Portugal — where most of the world’s cork oak trees are grown — you’ve seen firsthand that the supposed shortage of the cork supply is indeed a myth.

https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/botany/cork-shortage.htm

Will A ‘Dry January’ Make You Healthier?

While “Dry January” may be simply a model for any lifestyle change, the concept remains interesting.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ninashapiro/2020/01/08/will-a-dry-january-make-you-healthier/#58480ff522de

The untold story of how booze soaked the battlefields of World War II

In some countries, such as France, drinking had been celebrated and encouraged during the interwar years, and consumption surged.

https://taskandpurpose.com/killer-high-war-drugs-excerpt

 

 

NEW BOOK TO EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF WINE AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Called Wine and the White House: A History, the book is divided into three sections. Part one focuses on the evolution of wine in the White House, starting with Thomas Jefferson, who created the first White House cellar, and 19th century social customs.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/new-book-to-explore-the-history-of-wine-at-the-white-house/?unapproved=19416&moderation-hash=a1538df69f80ea5e56f97490c2955d3f#comment-19416

NEW ‘REVERSE MICROWAVE’ GADGET COOLS WINE IN THREE MINUTES

The products was developed in order to rapidly chill white and red wine to “sommelier-recommended temperatures” using “reverse microwave technology”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/01/new-reverse-microwave-gadget-cools-wine-in-three-minutes/

THE OFFICIAL 2020 WINE VINTAGE CHART

Vintage chart lets you easily check ratings over the past 24 years from every region around the globe.

https://www.winemag.com/2020-wine-vintage-chart/

A Guide to Austrian Wine Varietals

Why should you take notice? Many, many reasons.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/austrian-wine-varietal-guide/

What’s the Most Underrated Whisk(e)y?

To help broaden your whiskey horizons in 2020, VinePair asked bartenders around the U.S. what they consider the most underrated whisk(e)y. Here’s what they recommend picking up.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-most-underrated-whiskey-brands/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=92d3d86028-JAN_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-92d3d86028-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-92d3d86028-38937345&mc_cid=92d3d86028&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Common Vine-Training Systems

While it may not be the most glamorous subject matter, vine-training is an essential topic to understand for students of wine.

https://www.winescholarguild.org/blog/vine-school-part-1-common-vine-training-systems.html?utm_source=newsletter_2778&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blog-vine-school-part-1-common-vine-training-systems

The glyphosate dilemma

It is the herbicide glyphosate, widely known by one of its trade names, Roundup.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/glyphosate-dilemma

Pinot Grigio: From Lady Gaga to a new consorzie delle Venezie

Not all grape varieties are so famous that Lady Gaga writes a song about them, but pinot grigio is

https://www.bkwine.com/features/wine-regions/pinot-grigio-from-lady-gaga-to-a-new-consorzie-delle-venezie/

Smart wine pourer ‘Albicchiere’ gets CES 2020 tech award

A device that claims to pour the perfect glass of wine at the right temperature has received an innovation award at the CES 2020 tech show in Las Vegas.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/albicchiere-wine-pourer-ces-2020-430191/

A defence of industrial wines

By their definition, industrial wines are made in huge volumes by people who never drove a tractor or pruned vines in the dead of winter and who also put bad stuff in their wines

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/defence-industrial-wines

8 Things You Should Know About Gruet Winery

Gruet is credited with putting New Mexico, where its headquarters and vineyards are located, on the wine map.

https://vinepair.com/articles/gruet-winery-brut-guide/

Natty Light is giving free beer to anyone turning 21 in 2020

All you must do is register online to prove you’ve turned 21 this year and your next Natty is on them.

https://www.mlive.com/news/2020/01/natty-light-is-giving-free-beer-to-anyone-turning-21-in-2020.html

A New Bourbon Finished In The Prisoner Red Wine Barrels

New collaboration between the Bardstown Bourbon Company and the Prisoner Wine Company.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevingray/2020/01/10/new-bourbon-finished-prisoner-red-wine-barrels/#791345587382

 

California vintner releases Warhol-inspired bottles

California vintner Dave Phinney, who was behind the top-selling Prisoner wine, has created a new label exploring that connection. Dubbed L’usine — French for “the factory’’ — it pays homage to Warhol’s The Factory, his New York City studio that became a hangout for artists and other creative types.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-andy-warhol-inspired-wine-comes-from-californias-most-coveted-vineyards-2020-01-10

 

Drown Your Patriots Postseason Sorrows at This New Winery Near Gillette Stadium

A unique new business in the town of Walpole. Debevino Winery

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/2020/01/10/debevino-winery-open-gillette-walpole/

 

What Is Weed Wine, How It’s Made, And Which Ones Are Worth Trying

No beverage has escaped an infusion of cannabis — even wine

https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/01/15102326/what-is-weed-wine-how-its-made-and-which-ones-are-worth-trying

 

What Sommeliers Look For While Buying Wines

The sommeliers look for some specific characteristics in the wine brands that they wish to stock up their shelves and restaurants with. K

https://sommelierschoiceawards.com/en/blog/insights-1/what-sommeliers-look-for-while-buying-wines-260.htm

 

 

White Port: A Blend of Varieties Unknown to Many

White port is a blend of several grape varieties authorized and grown in the Douro Valley in Portugal

http://www.grape-experiences.com/2020/01/white-port-blend-varieties-unknown/

 

Is There Beer In Bud Light Seltzer? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Now, Bud Light is getting into the game. And no — there is no beer in Bud Light Seltzer.

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/is-there-beer-in-bud-light-seltzer-heres-everything-you-need-to-know-19784799

 

 

The Most Popular Wines This Christmas

Which wines were the most popular on Wine-Searcher over the holidays? You might be surprised.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/01/the-most-popular-wines-this-christmas

 

Love Beer? Then You’re Gonna Love These Wines

If you’re a beer drinker looking to make the jump from the taproom to the tasting room—or a wine drinker looking to do vice versa—this is the read for you.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/best-wines-for-beer-lovers/

 

Nutritional Facts About Concord Grapes

One of the few fruits native to North America, Concord grapes provide a rich flavor and color to grape juice, jellies and wines, and research shows that the antioxidants in these tiny fruits help to prevent chronic diseases.

https://www.livestrong.com/article/113196-nutritional-concord-grapes/

 

Blown Away By Michigan Wines

Grapes have been growing in Michigan since 1679

https://hudsonvalleywinegoddess.com/blown-away-by-michigan-wines/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 01-13-20

January 13, 2020

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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01-13-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Taste Test: 15 Non-Alcoholic Beers to Get You Through ‘Dry January’

How Dry January Affects Your Gut, According To Experts

9 Things You Should Know About Chambord

 

Are You a Sober Wine Lover? Find a Tea House

Tea may not have the flashiness of wine, but for lovers of the more romantic aspects of wine, it has an abundance to offer.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/are-you-a-sober-wine-lover-find-a-tea-house_3172935.html

 

The French Just Aren’t Quaffing Champagne the Way They Once Did

Even as overseas markets continued their growth, a decade-long slide in domestic demand worsened in 2018, with sales in France falling by 6.5 million bottles.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-29/the-french-just-aren-t-quaffing-champagne-the-way-they-once-did

 

What it means when a wine label says ‘reserve’

On wine labels, the word “reserve” is supposed to be a quality indicator, but whether it has actual significance depends on where the wine comes from.

https://www.inquirer.com/food/drink/understanding-wine-labels-reserve-spain-italy-argentina-20191230.html?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=e199e4181c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_30_10_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-e199e4181c-64683881

 

9 Things You Should Know About Chambord

From its complex production to its chic bottle design, here are nine more things you should know about Chambord.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chambord-raspberry-liqueur-france/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=12008c5d15-DEC_31_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-12008c5d15-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-12008c5d15-38937345&mc_cid=12008c5d15&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Experts Finally Reveal If Tapping a Beer Stops It From Exploding in Your Face

The researchers, in a routine similar to many a Saturday night in our 20s, opened shaken and unshaken beers to determine if tapping on a beer before it’s opened had any effect on the eventual outcome

https://www.mandatory.com/living/1537897-experts-finally-reveal-if-tapping-a-beer-stops-it-from-exploding-in-your-face

 

‘Antiques Roadshow’ Expert Drinks Urine Thinking It’s 150-Year-Old Wine

Inside were these brass pins. The liquid: urine, a tiny bit of alcohol, and one human hair.”

https://wflanews.iheart.com/content/2019-12-30-antiques-roadshow-expert-drinks-urine-thinking-its-150-year-old-wine/

 

10 Most Searched Wines of the Year, Ranked by Traffic

The most sought-after bottles on Winemag.com.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/31/10-top-wine-search/

 

What You Need to Know About Serbian Wine

About 65% of what’s planted are white grapes, the rest red

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/serbian-wine-guide/

 

Get to Know Trollinger, the Gamay-Like Grape You Aren’t Drinking

The variety almost exclusively planted in Württemberg, Germany,

https://vinepair.com/articles/trollinger-wine-guide/

 

16 Wine Instagrammers To Follow In 2020

Not only do they take a great picture, these wine fanatics are terrific sources of education, tasting notes, and a whole heck of a lot more.

https://winefolly.com/update/16-wine-instagrams-to-follow-in-2020/

 

Diageo sells two billionth bottle of Baileys

First created in Ireland in 1974, Baileys reached the milestone in December 2019 when it sold its two billionth bottle.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/01/diageo-fills-two-billionth-bottle-of-baileys/

 

Wine in 2020: What to look out for

Predicting the future is a tough business, but here are some things to look out for in the wine world in 2020, from specific wine trends to bigger issues affecting the market.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/wine-2020-trends-429791/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20200102_XDC-D_NWL_NW_daily

 

SIX NEW WAYS TO BECOME A WINE, BEER OR SPIRITS EXPERT IN 2020

We’ve taken a look at some of the newer courses that have emerged over the past year, to help you on your journey to becoming a drinks connoisseur.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/6-ways-to-become-a-wine-beer-or-spirits-expert-in-2020/

 

The Toasted Marshmallow Old Fashioned Recipe

For s’more lovers stuck indoors, few cocktails beat a fireplace-ready smoky Old Fashioned flavored with toasted marshmallow.

https://vinepair.com/cocktail-recipe/marshmallow-old-fashioned-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7ac910f9f2-JAN_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7ac910f9f2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7ac910f9f2-38937345&mc_cid=7ac910f9f2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

‘Dry January’ Is Destroying Bars.

In the U.K., a new concept for making a positive change at the beginning of the year has emerged: Tryanuary, a month-long promotion challenging consumers not to cut out all alcohol completely, but instead to focus on trying out new bars, pubs, beers, and brewers, with the goals of promoting moderation, supporting small businesses, and raising funds for charity.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dry-january-drynuary-bad-business/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7ac910f9f2-JAN_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7ac910f9f2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7ac910f9f2-38937345&mc_cid=7ac910f9f2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Amazon driver refuses to deliver wine to 92-year-old grandmother without ID

Talk about taking your job seriously.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/amazon-wine-delivery-grandmother-without-id

 

5 Tips for Storing Opened Wine

Wine Enthusiast polled its editors and other wine pros on the best ways to preserve the last few glasses of your open bottle.

https://www.winemag.com/2015/05/15/5-tips-for-storing-opened-wine/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

What to do with that leftover bubbly? Some ideas

Whether you are quaffing French champagne, prosecco from Italy, cava from Spain, or something domestic and sparkly, you may end up with some left in a bottle.

https://www.news-journalonline.com/lifestyle/20200101/what-to-do-with-that-leftover-bubbly-some-ideas

 

TRUMP WINERY RETAINED UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS UNTIL END OF HARVEST DESPITE KNOWING ABOUT IMMIGRATION STATUS, LAWYER CLAIMS

The Trump Winery is a 1,300-acre estate in Virginia with a large 45-room hotel named Albemarle Estate with 10 guest rooms, and a 227-acre vineyard that produces 40,000 cases of wine a year.

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-winery-vineyard-undocumented-workers-virginia-1479970

 

Everything You Can Do with Flat Champagne

Beverage directors across the country are infusing, reducing or freezing flat bubbles.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/01/leftover-champagne-recipe/

 

How To Cook With Wine

The first and most important rule:  Use only wines in your cooking that you would drink.

https://whatscookingamerica.net/WineInCooking.htm

Research Uncovers The Link Between U.S. Demographics And Beverage Alcohol Consumption

In short, their finding is that socioeconomic and demographic variables each play a role in accounting for the differences in consumption patterns.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2020/01/01/research-uncovers-the-link-between-us-demographics-and-beverage-alcohol-consumption/#517466fd5935

 

How Dry January Affects Your Gut, According To Experts

For most people, one week without consuming alcohol may help improve your sleep, your mood, your sex life, and complexion,

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-dry-january-affects-your-gut-according-to-experts-19634288

 

The bitter truth

Like wine grapes, natural vanilla grows in different places—among them Madagascar; Mexico, where it originated; or Tahiti—and has different taste profiles and potency.

https://deborahparkerwong.com/2020/01/01/the-bitter-truth/

 

St. Helena AVA — What Everyone Should Know

The St. Helena AVA is in the northern half of the Napa Valley AVA, centered around the town of St. Helena.

http://www.fredswan.wine/2019/12/26/st-helena-ava-what-everyone-should-know/

 

Taste Test: 15 Non-Alcoholic Beers to Get You Through ‘Dry January’

Believe it or not, the tiny sliver of a market for non-alcoholic beer in the U.S. is growing

https://blog.cheapism.com/best-non-alcoholic-beers/

 

Invention takes edge off cheap liquor, creates new alcoholic drinks

Most people assume alcohol causes that unpleasant burn. But the real culprits are aldehydes, ketones and other nasty chemicals. Persedo has figured out how to remove them and enhance the liquor’s pleasant flavors.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/columnists/tomlinson/article/Invention-takes-edge-off-cheap-liquor-creates-14945516.php

 

 

A Closer Look at Two Big Wine Deals

The Gallo-Constellation deal was the talk of the summer among California grapegrowers, many of whom were left in a lurch when US regulators held up on approving it.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/01/a-closer-look-at-two-big-wine-deals

 

Does Red Wine Vinegar Go Bad?

Here’s what you need to know about the shelf life of red wine vinegar.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/does-red-wine-vinegar-go-bad

 

How Keg Wine Fits Into the Wine Landscape

Somewhere between the crazes of boxed wine and canned wine, keg wine happened.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/how-keg-wine-fits-into-the-wine-landscape/

 

Eight Ways Wine Will Change in 2020

What a decade this has been for wine—both good and bad.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-03/eight-ways-wine-will-change-in-2020

10 Top-Rated California Cabernet Sauvignons of 2019

From Napa power players to Central Coast gems, here are our top 10 California Cabernets of the year.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/03/best-napa-cabernet-california/

 

 

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Bacardi bottles coconut cream liqueur Coquito

Available in the US, Bacardi Coquito is made using the brand’s signature white rum mixed with toasted spices, coconut cream, vanilla, and cinnamon.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/12/bacardi-bottles-coconut-cream-liqueur/

DISPOSABLE’ MINOAN WINE CUPS REVEAL HUMAN HISTORY OF WASTE

The 3,500 year-old clay cups have been found in large quantities across Minoan sites on Crete and the other Cycladean islands they inhabited in the Bronze Age.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/disposable-minoan-wine-cups-reveal-human-history-of-waste/

CORK STOPPERS ARE ‘LONG-TERM CONTRIBUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION’, PRODUCER CLAIMS

A French closure company has claimed its production process now helps to cut the level of CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere instead of adding to it.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/cork-stoppers-are-long-term-contribution-to-climate-change-mitigation-producer-claims/

Chilling Out On Wine Delivery

According to Robert Parker, between 10 and 25 percent of wine delivered to the US alone, arrives damaged by heat.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/12/chilling-out-on-wine-delivery

Japan Is About to Become the Newest ‘It’ Region for Wine

Yamanashi is considered the epicenter of the Japanese wine industry.

https://fortune.com/longform/japan-wine-country/

 

Sherry and port offer the quickest route to hangover – and will give you a bigger headache than vodka, scientist warns

The safest thing to do, he says, is drink a large glass of water before you go to bed.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/15/sherry-port-offer-quickest-route-christmas-hangover-will-give/

 

Minnesota wineries challenge state law requiring use of homegrown grapes

The Minnesota winemaking industry has long required their beverages to consist mostly of homegrown grapes. But two wineries contended Tuesday that practice is no longer feasible or appealing to the bottom line or customer tastes.

https://stockdailydish.com/minnesota-wineries-challenge-state-law-requiring-use-of-homegrown-grapes/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=904ea67887-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_16_10_40&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-904ea67887-64683881

The Wines We Scored 100 Points in 2019

Tasters reviewed more than 25,000 wines. But only nine bottles from Champagne and Bordeaux in France, and Port’s 2017 vintage, were the epitome of perfection and deemed worthy of being scored 100 points.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/13/wines-scored-100-points-2019/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=904ea67887-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_16_10_40&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-904ea67887-64683881

10 Things You Should Know About Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer

From its Super Bowl debut, to its deep-anchored nautical roots, here are 10 more things you should know about Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bon-viv-spiked-seltzer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4abd927ca9-DEC_17_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4abd927ca9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4abd927ca9-38937345&mc_cid=4abd927ca9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Angry Orchard Just Launched a Limited-Edition Boozy Ice Cream

Hard cider maker Angry Orchard and the boozy ice cream company Tipsy Scoop have teamed up to create the seasonal blend of your dreams — a spiced cider ice cream.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/angry-orchard-ice-cream/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4abd927ca9-DEC_17_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4abd927ca9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4abd927ca9-38937345&mc_cid=4abd927ca9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

STAR WARS CREATOR GEORGE LUCAS AIMS TO SETTLE LEGAL ROW OVER NEW VINEYARD AT SKYWALKER RANCH

Skywalker Ranch is the movie ranch and workplace of film director, writer and producer Lucas located in Nicasio, California, in Marin County.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/star-wars-creator-george-lucas-aims-to-settle-legal-row-over-new-vineyard-at-skywalker-ranch/

Is Olive Oil the New Wine?

The EU exported more than $6 billion worth of olive oil in 2018 alone, but the demand hasn’t kept up with the increase in supply. Now, prices are tumbling

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2019-12-16/is-olive-oil-the-new-wine-video

Is there such a thing as umami?

Is there such a thing as umami – and can it be detected in wine?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general/there-such-thing-umami

 

The Growing Attraction of Private Wine Labels

All the indications are that private label wines are going to devour more market share over the next five years, leaving less retail space for branded wines.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/12/the-growing-attraction-of-private-wine-labels

The Biggest Food And Drink Trends For 2020

Since we’re heading into a new year, we thought it’d be fun to find out what foods and drinks will likely be on your shopping list in 2020.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/food-drink-trends-2020_l_5de973dbe4b00149f73dd323

 

New England’s Winemakers Don’t Care How They Do It in California

Funky, tart, and unlike anything made in Napa, New England’s new natural wines are changing the tastes of a generation. Don’t believe it? You must be over 40.

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/2019/12/17/new-england-winemakers/

 

Wine in Cans Will Represent 10% of Market in 2025

Year over year, wine in cans is on track to grow at least ten percent, and the most remarkable development is the variety of high-end wineries getting into this simple, cost-effective and environmentally responsible packaging; it is not unusual to see a single can selling for $20.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/12/18/wine-in-cans-will-represent-10-of-market?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=fa93aeffed-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_18_10_35&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-fa93aeffed-64683881

 

Drinking Only One Type of Wine is Bad for Your Palate (Sorry)

“Cellar palate” is a phrase used to describe a condition that can afflict winemakers when they become too accustomed to their own wines and the wines of their regions, rarely tasting bottling’s from outside their orbits.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/18/expand-your-palate-wine/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=fa93aeffed-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_18_10_35&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-fa93aeffed-64683881

 

Carboniste is a California sparkling wine that doesn’t want to be like Champagne

California sparkling wine lives in the shadow of Champagne.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Carboniste-is-a-California-sparkling-wine-that-14916019.php

How to Drink Your Way Around the New Proposed Wine Tariffs

What you might be facing at the wine shop this coming year, and how to find just-as-delicious bottles that won’t be affected by price changes.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-19/wine-tariffs-what-they-are-and-how-to-drink-around-them

The Most Important Wine Trends of the Decade (2010s)

A lot has changed since we said goodbye to the aughts and moved into the 2010s.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wine-trends-2010s/

Wine Pairings Made Simple By A Wine Expert

Balancing the abundance of different tastes, textures and flavours with the characteristics of a wine is understandably overwhelming- especially with the wide variety on the market

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4096221.html

 

Walmart wants you to buy more alcohol from its stores, so it’s adding more high-end options like Veuve Clicquot and Buffalo Trace

Walmart is overhauling its adult beverage aisles to bring in more hyper-local craft beers and high-end wines and spirits.

https://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-sells-upscale-wine-bourbon-and-craft-beer-2019-12

 

UC Davis Releases 5 New Wine Grape Varieties

Plants Are Resistant to Deadly Pierce’s Disease

https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/uc-davis-releases-five-new-wine-grape-varieties

 

A glut of hangover remedies crowd the Internet. Do any of them work?

In the absence of diligent watchdogging on the part of the Food and Drug Administration, the hangover remedy space is pervaded with a “buyer beware” skepticism. Which ones work, and which ones are snake oil?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/19/glut-hangover-remedies-crowd-internet-do-any-them-work/

 

The best performing wines of 2019

This year, only one wine from the Cote de Beaune made it into the top ten risers – Bonneau Martray Corton Charlemagne 2007, up 23% in value.

https://www.liv-ex.com/2019/12/best-performing-wines-2019/

Buying Wine In 2020? Experts Suggest Argentina, Italy, Oregon And Portugal For Value

Wine from every corner of the planet is available these days

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2019/12/18/buying-wine-in-2020-experts-suggest-argentina-italy-oregon-and-portugal-for-value/#10623143448a

What makes a winery Twitter account worth following?

The most common theme of many of these accou