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Liquor Industry News 07-06-20

July 6, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

07-06-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to match wines with pasta

Why Beer, Like Red Wine, Can Be Good for Your Health

11 Most Popular Tropical Cocktail Recipes

 

 

The 3 Best Wine Making Kits

Picking out a wine making kit can be intimidating.

https://www.bustle.com/p/the-3-best-wine-making-kits-22868418

What is The Purpose of Stemless Wine Glasses?

The stemless wine glass is basically the same as the stemmed wine glass, just without the stem and the foot.

https://advancedmixology.com/blogs/art-of-mixology/purpose-of-stemless-wine-glasses

5 Basic Tips for Pairing Wine with Food

These basic tips should serve you when you need to choose a good wine to pair with your dishes.

https://www.lacucinaitaliana.com/italian-food/hacks/how-to-choose-right-wine

Want to try wine facial? Here are the steps to follow

Well, we’ve got for you a new one to try at the comfort of your home. We’re talking about red wine facial.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/beauty/want-to-try-wine-facial-here-are-the-steps-to-follow/photostory/76464171.cms?picid=76464236

Too soon for return of returnables? Some think so

Fears of infection are just one problem on a list of issues with the state-mandated program. Environmentalists, on the other hand, continue the push for legislation that includes more types of containers.

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/too-soon-for-return-of-returnables-some-think-so,607563

Top 10 spirits brands on social media

Many brands rely on social media platforms as their major communication channel to reach their target audiences.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/06/top-10-spirits-brands-on-social-media-5/

The 8 Best Cocktail Mixer Brands, Tasted and Ranked

Enjoying a high-quality cocktail at home no longer requires a costly investment in bittersliqueurs, and obscure base spirits.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-cocktail-mixers-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4f593a71eb-JUNE_23_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4f593a71eb-38937345&mc_cid=4f593a71eb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Five Easy Mojito Recipe Riffs

So close your eyes, imagine a Cuban beach on a balmy afternoon, and try out these five fruity Mojito variations

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-best-mojito-recipe-riffs/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4f593a71eb-JUNE_23_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4f593a71eb-38937345&mc_cid=4f593a71eb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Study Finds Sivanto Insecticide – Used on 20% of California Wine Grape Acreage – Toxic to Bees

In California, wine grape growers applied 123,928 pounds of flupyradifurone (Sivanto) in 2017 (most recent data available) on 114,704 acres of wine grape vineyards. That is 20 percent of all vineyards in the state.

http://winecountrygeographic.blogspot.com/2020/06/bees.html

Where in the US are the biggest wine drinkers? Not California apparently, data shows

Idahoans were drinking far more wine per capita than any other state. Washington, D.C., earned the No. 2 spot with about 1.02 gallons of ethanol.

https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/northwest/idaho/article243716022.html

10 Ways To Spice Up Your Interest In Wine

It’s about finding new ways to engage and exploring new pathways. It’s about welcome distractions, and turning them into something less transitory.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/06/23/10-ways-to-spice-up-your-interest-in-wine-part-one/#1171225a5995

Part 2

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/06/24/10-ways-to-spice-up-your-interest-in-wine-part-two/#576a337d2cf3

Do Wine-Opening Hacks from the Internet Actually Work?

There are different hacks out there for opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew, like using a shoe

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-school-wine-opening-hacks

Prestigious Wine Organization Drops Use of Term ‘Master’

The organization, the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, wants to be more inclusive. Some black wine experts say the recent changes aren’t enough.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/22/us/wine-master.html

Expand Your Vino Knowledge With These Top Online Wine Courses

Public interest in learning more about the world of wine is rapidly growing

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-online-wine-courses/

How Big Wine Producers Dominate the Marketplace

In spite of all the talk these days about farm-to-table and farmers markets, the vast majority of products we purchase and consume are controlled by mega companies.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/how-big-wine-producers-dominate-the-marketplace/

This Is the Best Wine for Your Zodiac Sign, According to an Astrologer

Best wine to drink for your zodiac sign. Give these grapes a try—you might just find your new favorite wine!

http://www.eatingwell.com/article/7825850/best-wine-for-your-zodiac-sign-according-to-an-astrologer/

The Weirdest Wine Policy Ever

Wine was promoted as essentially French and essential to Frenchness.

https://nuvomagazine.com/daily-edit/the-weirdest-wine-policy-ever

Cabernet Sauvignon: The World’s Most Planted Grape Variety

Are wine consumers still infatuated by Cabernet Sauvignon?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2020/06/22/cabernet-sauvignon-the-worlds-most-planted-grape-variety/#205212375dfc

9 Reasons the Dark ‘n Stormy® Will Stand the Test of Time

The drink celebrates this year’s special 40th anniversary, four decades after Goslings first registered a trademark on the cocktail’s name.

https://vinepair.com/articles/9-reasons-the-dark-n-stormy-will-stand-the-test-of-time/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4d78726a98-JUNE_24_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4d78726a98-38937345&mc_cid=4d78726a98&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Great Grape Graft That Saved the Wine Industry

If American culture has spread across the surface of the globe, it’s also found under the earth: in the great grape stocks that endangered, then saved the European wine industry in the nineteenth century.

https://daily.jstor.org/the-great-grape-graft-that-saved-the-wine-industry/

The world’s 10 best-selling vodka brands

The size of the category remains remarkably impressive.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/06/the-worlds-10-best-selling-vodka-brands/

Consumers Can Distinguish Between Bitter Tastes In Beer — Doesn’t Alter Liking

It seems they just like beer, regardless of the source of the bitterness.

https://scienmag.com/consumers-can-distinguish-between-bitter-tastes-in-beer-doesnt-alter-liking/

 

The Best Virtual Wine Vacations to Enjoy Right Now

We asked these California estates how to recreate the tasting-room experience.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/a32894388/how-to-host-an-at-home-wine-tasting/

 

FRENCH COMPANY STOPPED FROM SELLING ‘NOSECCO’ NON-ALCOHOLIC FIZZ

The Prosecco DOC Consortium objected to the trademark in October 2018, leading to the UK’s Intellectual Property Office to reject an application to register the trademark ‘Nosecco’ on the grounds it is misleading and too closely associated with the Italian sparkler.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/06/prosecco-bosses-block-nosecco-trademark-for-non-alcoholic-fizz/

 

How high are Wine Taxes in Your State?

States tend to tax wine at a higher rate than beer but at a lower rate than distilled spirits due to wine’s mid-range alcohol content

https://taxfoundation.org/state-wine-tax-rates-2020/

Barolo Gets the Website it deserves

A new website offers an expert insight into one of Italy’s most prestigious wine regions.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/06/barolo-gets-the-website-it-deserves

Ultimate Guide To French Wine (Top 21 Wines, Regions, Terms)

French winemaking started in the 6th century BC after the Greek settlers colonized Southern Gaul. However, it was the Romans who planted vines in all the major wine regions in the 300s.

https://www.vinovest.co/blog/french-wine

Ultimate Guide To French Wine Regions (2020)

Each of the renowned French wine making regions are known for different grape varieties, unique indigenous terroir (environmental conditions), and their own special wines.

https://www.vinovest.co/blog/french-wine-regions

The (often) overlooked way to make money in wine

Almost every corner of the wine industry desperately needs highly skilled sales staff, particularly right now.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/marketing-wine-tourism/often-overlooked-way-make-money-wine

What (actually) makes Old World and New World wines different?

What’s that all about? What makes wines from these two “worlds” different? Are there any best wines for investment when comparing both?

https://www.altiwineexchange.com/news/old-new-world

Is Wine Acidic? Wine Acid Answers and Low Acid Wines

Yes, every wine is acidic. Though a wine’s acidity level depends on numerous factors.

https://home.binwise.com/blog/is-wine-acidic

 

 

Why Beer, Like Red Wine, Can Be Good for Your Health

Beer, better known for its symbol of empty-calorie indulgence — the Beer Belly — surprisingly offers some of the same health benefits as red wine.

https://hartfordhealthcare.org/about-us/news-press/news-detail?articleId=26724&publicid=395

 

It’s not local wine when you’re buying grapes from another state

So what happens when a craft beer producer moves into wine?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/you-cant-have-local-wine-when-youre-buying-grapes-from-another-state/

 

 

Non-Alcoholic Beer Regulation 101

The below summarizes the overall treatment of NA beer under US federal law, as well as examples of restrictions on direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipments imposed by certain states.

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c5a038c9-0300-4a6e-b160-a56f48c21bf1

 

Let’s Talk Whole Cluster Fermentation!

So, why is whole cluster so popular and how does it affect the quality of wine?

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/stemmy-wines-lets-talk-whole-cluster-fermentation/

 

 

11 Most Popular Tropical Cocktail Recipes

With flavors of pineapple, coconut, hibiscus, and more, these 11 recipes will surely transport you to temporary paradise.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-best-tropical-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=171888db28-JUNE_26_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-171888db28-38937345&mc_cid=171888db28&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to match wines with pasta

Italians tend not to go for wines that are ultra-ripe or high in alcohol, and especially not with pasta

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/jun/26/how-to-match-wines-with-pasta-fiona-beckett

 

Cumberland Farms drops beer and wine ballot question in MA

The proposed ballot question to allow more stores to sell beer and wine will not appear on the ballot this fall and its backers will instead work to put the question before voters in 2022.

https://www.wwlp.com/news/state-politics/cumberland-farms-drops-beer-and-wine-ballot-question/

 

New Wine Credit Card

Wine lovers who purchase their favorite variety or vintage – regardless of brand – can earn their way to a treasure trove of wine-related rewards – from decanters and wine coolers to a Napa Valley wine tasting trip.

Earn Points Shopping At Franklin Liquors!!

https://grandreserverewards.com/

Dos Equis debuts 6-foot coolers built for socially-distanced beer drinking

If you’ve been yearning to crack open a cold one with a friend from a safe social distance, this might be just the device you’re looking for.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/dos-equis-6-foot-coolers-socially-distanced-beer-drinking

Cookbook Review: Frasca’s Friuli Food and Wine

70-some recipes are divided into three sections—Land, Sea, and Mountains—and focus largely on meat or pasta. Vegetables, fruit, and, frequently, mushrooms play supporting roles.

https://www.5280.com/2020/06/cookbook-review-frascas-friuli-food-and-wine/

 

 

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

Franklin Wine Club Wines

A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

Shop Here

 

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Liquor Industry News 06-29-20

June 29, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

06-29-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What is the difference between a whiskey decanter and a wine decanter?

Men should cut back on booze, federal panel says

Millions of gallons of stale beer cause trouble for industry

 

 

The Skeptic’s Guide to Biodynamic Wine

Why Rudolph Steiner lacks a lot of credibility on many subjects, and as a whole seems to have been more of a charlatan than a visionary.

https://www.vinography.com/2020/06/the-skeptics-guide-to-biodynamic-wine

 

 

A White-Wine-Infused Sausage Recipe

A spicy Gewürztraminer stands up nicely next to kimchi and red pepper.

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/wine-sausage-recipe/

 

 

New Wine

Riboli Family Wines is launching a range of canned wines, including Blueberry, Tropical Mango, Watermelon, Pineapple, and Ruby Rosé Grapefruit flavors. The cans come in 2-packs retailing at $7-$8, as well as in six-packs and eight-can variety packs. Stella Rosa has also launched a new dedicated app, with features like augmented reality screen filters, an in-app game, chances to win discounts and merch, cocktail recipes, and a store locator. It’s available for free in both the App Store and Google Play Store for iOS and Android devices. An Impact “Hot Brand,” Stella Rosa grew 20% to 2.5 million cases in the U.S. last year.

 

10 Ways to Reduce Wine Waste

You may need some creative suggestions on what to do with that half-full bottle.

https://www.wideopeneats.com/leftover-wine/

 

At Long Last: Prosecco Rosé DOC!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day 2021, the world will have the pleasure of Prosecco in pink!

http://winewitandwisdomswe.com/2020/06/15/at-long-last-prosecco-rose-doc/

 

 

New interactive map locates European GI spirits

Spirits Europe has created an interactive map that pinpoints all of Europe’s 240 spirits with recognised geographical indications (GI).

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/06/new-interactive-map-locates-european-gi-spirits/

 

Craft Brewers’ New Frontier: Hard Seltzer

Armed with fresh fruit and locally sourced ingredients, smaller breweries are creating an artisan niche in the fast-growing hard seltzer category

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/craft-brewers-new-frontier-hard-seltzer/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=89583049&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–TAByIT-fEtOWg9kx6w4bLmt7BkjZowwHbCvkkyUiJDoUbqrAPjoNivf2bk9Q1UeMaM2bZYuuX37veCMqKoZao0XruV0Y5t2WF3XUDt_4mmugc0l0&utm_content=89581288&utm_source=hs_email

How Will the Rise of Home Bartenders Impact the Drinks Business?

One of the clearest indicators is the increased sales of vermouth

https://vinepair.com/articles/home-bartenders-future-drinks-business/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d2372d7616-JUNE_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d2372d7616-38937345&mc_cid=d2372d7616&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Scheid Family Wines Launches Sunny With a Chance of Flowers, An Innovative Zero Sugar, Low Calorie, Low Alcohol Wine

An innovative low calorie, 9% low alcohol wine with zero residual sugar

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/scheid-family-wines-launches-sunny-104000472.html

 

What Questions Do You Ask At A Wine Tasting?

First, there’s no wrong question to ask at a wine tasting

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2020/06/wine-press-faq-about-wine-what-questions-do-you-ask-at-a-wine-tasting.html

 

Millions of gallons of stale beer cause trouble for industry

While some areas of the beverage industry saw increases during the coronavirus lockdowns, the beer industry was reportedly severely impacted by the closure of bars, restaurants and venues.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/millions-gallons-stale-beer-cause-troubles-for-industry

Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston Talk Mezcal, Beer, and Unexpected Guilty Pleasures

Last summer, the pair launched the aptly named Dos Hombres mezcal.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dos-hombres-mezcal/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c6a131454e-JUNE_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c6a131454e-38937345&mc_cid=c6a131454e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Wines

Treasury Wine Estates is introducing three new Central Coast wines under its St. Huberts The Stag brand. They include a Santa Barbara County Chardonnay ($17 a 750-ml.), Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon ($20), and Paso Robles Red Blend ($20). The new entries—featuring familiar varietals from up-and-coming regions—are meant to address “a gap in the offerings available for the older millennial-male target audience,” according to Treasury Wine Estates senior vice president of marketing Carl Evans.

Want To Taste Wine? Sign This Waiver

As Wine Country re-opens throughout California and visitors return to tasting rooms once again, beyond mask-wearing employees and lots of hand sanitizer, they may encounter something unusual before sipping and spitting: legal waivers to sign.

https://www.vinography.com/2020/06/want-to-taste-wine-sign-this-waiver

A word about wine — is it really good for you?

If you enjoy a glass of merlot, pinot noir or shiraz, you may be pleased to hear that red wine contains compounds that may also be beneficial to your health.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/16/21287312/wine-health-benefits-mediterranean-diet-moderation-dietary-guidelines

From Cabernet to Rosé: The 16 Best Wines

Restraint has finally re-emerged in California reds, and producers are rediscovering European traditions, such as fermentation in oak tanks—with native yeasts—and aging in a mix of new and older oak barrels.

https://robbreport.com/best-of-the-best/gallery/2020-best-wine-2927318/

The Best Moscato Wines to Buy Right Now

Of all the wines in the world, Moscato is easily among the most misunderstood.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/white-wine/moscato/best-moscato-wines

PAIRING WINE WITH YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER MOVIES

Wherever you prefer to enjoy a movie night – whether it’s at home, outdoors at the park, or at a drive-in movie theater – here are some Oscar-worthy wine pairings to take your cinematic experience to the next level.

https://blog.brightcellars.com/9-wine-summer-movies-pairings/

Wine without sulphites if you choose the right yeast

Normally, the yeast will produce between 20 and 40 mg of sulphur, which thus is an inevitable level of sulphur in many wines.

https://www.bkwine.com/news/wine-without-sulphites-choose-right-yeast/

 

Why Canned Wine?

As if you need an excuse to try canned wine this summer, we have six:

https://winefolly.com/tips/why-canned-wine-is-our-summer-go-to/?utm_campaign=canned-wine-corks-screwcaps-coutale&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

New Seltzer

San Francisco-based 21st Amendment Brewery has debuted Soma, a new hard seltzer brand. Rolling out now across 21st Amendment’s 30-state footprint, Soma is at 4.8% abv and comes in Watermelon, Guava & Passion Fruit, Mango, and Black Cherry flavors, containing 100 calories a 12-ounce can. Known for beers like Brew Free or Die IPA and Hell or High Watermelon, 21st Amendment is the 29th-largest craft brewer in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association.

 

The Italian Grapes Making Their Mark in California

Often described as having a Mediterranean climate, it’s no surprise that grapes with Italian origins have taken root in California.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/17/best-california-wine-italian-grapes/

 

 

What’s Valpolicella? Exploring One of Italy’s Most Famous Wine Regions

Valpolicella is one of Italy’s most famous winegrowing regions, but most of us stateside know very little about it.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/valpolicella-italian-wine-region/

 

15 Delicious Meals To Pair With a Bottle of Wine

What’s a home-cooked meal without an equally palate-pleasing bottle of wine to pair with it—or vice versa?

https://www.eatthis.com/meals-to-pair-with-wine/

 

IS SLOVENIAN SAUVIGNON BLANC THE NEXT BIG THING?

Over the last decade three cultural factors have nudged Slovenian Sauvignon culture along significantly.

https://cmsauvignon.com/en/is-slovenian-sauvignon-blanc-the-next-big-thing/?fbclid=IwAR3PrXx4cDrZRiXmc3xtU4bY6hGIS0-HOq6-SpglTgaxBiiR4dWuqRBN6rE

 

Wine color: What can it tell you?

Color is the first hint about a wine, offering you some initial clues about the style, age and taste of the liquid in your glass.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/how-to-analyse-wine-colour-2-63415/

How do wine critics review wines that aren’t ready to drink?

For instance, a traditional Barolo is very closed on release or from barrel. Doesn’t that make rewarding it a score speculative? Is this practiced extrapolation?

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-do-wine-critics-review-wines-that-aren-t-ready-to-drink

PERNOD RICARD OFFERS FREE SUSTAINABLE BARTENDING COURSE ONLINE

The company has partnered with online training providers UNITAR and EdApp to create free bartending online courses on green and responsible practices, available worldwide.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/06/pernod-ricard-offers-free-sustainable-bartending-course-online/

 

DB LAUNCHES SEVEN DAYS OF PROSECCO EDUCATIONAL VIDEO SERIES

Called Seven Days of Prosecco, the online course features a full week’s worth of short videos designed to heighten the consumer’s knowledge of this popular sparking wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/06/db-launches-seven-days-of-prosecco-educational-video-series/

 

New Wine

7 Deadly, part of The Wine Group portfolio, is launching a new Cabernet Sauvignon. The new entry retails at $16 and is sourced from the Lodi AVA. It joins 7 Deadly’s original Zinfandel and a red blend in the brand’s range, and is rolling out now to select markets. The Wine Group acquired the 7 Deadly franchise from Michael David Winery in 2018. The brand was at 260,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

Men should cut back on booze, federal panel says

Men should cut back their alcohol intake to one drink per day rather than two, according to an influential panel that is advising the government on new dietary guidelines due out this year.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/18/men-cut-back-alcohol-federal-recommendation-328893

 

Here’s how to buy the best wine for drinking at home

It’s important to stock your home with just the right wines for the current situation,

https://www.spearswms.com/wine-home-drinking/

Wine Should Say Goodbye to Blind Tasting

It’s the de facto way to asess wine, but is it time to dump the brown paper bags and blindfolds?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/06/wine-should-say-goodbye-to-blind-tasting

4 Wine Country Activities That Are Worth The Wait

The experience in any wine region won’t be the same — no surprise — and it’s worth identifying the details of your specific destination. In general, however, here are a few changes you’re likely to notice:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/06/18/4-wine-country-activities-that-are-worth-the-wait/#791281731945

3 Important Tips on How to Hold Your Own Wine Tasting

Whether you want to enjoy it with you and your partner or with a few friends in the backyard, here are some important tips on how to hold your own wine tasting.

https://www.bigeasymagazine.com/2020/06/18/3-important-tips-on-how-to-hold-your-own-wine-tasting/

Why the Hell Is There a Dimple on the Bottom of Wine Bottles?

The origin of the punt goes back to when bottles were made by hand. Glassblowers would use a pontil rod affixed to the bottom of the bottle so the opposite end could be fashioned.

https://gearpatrol.com/2020/06/19/further-details-wine-bottle-indent/

A Guide to White Wine

Here are seven white wines to know.

https://www.simplyrecipes.com/a_guide_to_white_wine/

What is the difference between a whiskey decanter and a wine decanter?

Decanting is a familiar process that you do with wine.

https://advancedmixology.com/blogs/art-of-mixology/difference-between-whiskey-and-wine-decanters

 

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Liquor Industry News 06-22-20

June 22, 2020

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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06-22-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Summer Cocktail Recipes

What Is Bottle Shock (and How Do You Fix It)?

The States That Drink the Most Beer in America

 

The science of flor: what’s that growing on my wine?

Two wine regions have become famous for flor.

https://wineanorak.com/2020/06/05/the-science-of-flor-whats-that-growing-on-my-wine/

Archaeologists might have identified Jezreel winery featured in Bible

In the biblical books of Kings I and II, the winery of Jezreel is the setting of some of the most gruesome episodes of greed, violence, sin and divine retribution.

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/archaeologists-might-have-identified-jezreel-winery-featured-in-bible-630642

An Easy Guide For Tasting Champagne

It is easy to get the technique down, it just takes time to be able to identify the aromas and flavors, the more you taste and smell, the more of an expert you will get at enjoying a Glass of Bubbly.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/an-easy-guide-for-tasting-champagne/

The 6000 Project

In this design competition for creatives, the winning label will grace our 2020 release.

https://www.the6000project.com/

Do Sweet Bourbons Have Sugar in Them?

You’re probably asking about sugar content because bourbon tastes sweet. That sweetness is from the mash, a step in the bourbon-making process. Let me explain…

https://vinepair.com/articles/sweet-bourbon-sugar-carbs/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=33e177e534-JUNE_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-33e177e534-38937345&mc_cid=33e177e534&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Our 8 Most Popular Blackberry Cocktail Recipes

While blackberries have a wild and thorny past (literally), today the fruit is making its way into cocktail glasses.

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-best-backberry-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=33e177e534-JUNE_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-33e177e534-38937345&mc_cid=33e177e534&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Mexican wine wins best Cabernet Sauvignon in the world

The 2013 Vintage from the Don Leo Wine House in Northern Mexico beat out varieties from more than 25 countries in an international competition this year.

https://www.wfla.com/news/international/mexican-wine-wins-best-cabernet-sauvignon-in-the-world/

 

The Ultimate Guide to French Rosé, Organized by Region

Read on for an abbreviated guide to its most prominent pink wine styles and the French regions that craft them.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/08/ultimate-french-rose-wine-guide/

 

Wine Investing? There’s An App For That

A new platform, Vinovest, is looking to woo greener drinkers by guiding users through investing in managed portfolios of investment-grade fine wines.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katedingwall/2020/06/08/wine-investing-theres-an-app-for-that/#7047641e2141

 

A Global Guide to Black-Owned Wine Labels

Here, a list of companies to seek out from the U.S., France, South Africa and beyond.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/08/black-owned-wine-guide/

The States That Drink the Most Beer in America

America reportedly drinks about 6.3 billion gallons of beer every year. But which states drink the most?

https://vinepair.com/articles/map-states-drink-beer-america-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dc8abbb3b8-JUNE_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dc8abbb3b8-38937345&mc_cid=dc8abbb3b8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How Wine Brands Can Successfully Utilize Virtual Tastings to Drive Consumer Sales

The virtual tasting model, which wineries embraced en masse to connect with consumers while their tasting rooms were closed, looks like it’s here to stay.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-wine-brands-can-successfully-utilize-virtual-tastings-to-drive-consumer-sales/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=89166604&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9yGWhgLXGvQ1DJygmLJFxDf6H8mFbwFmcvEDsBqIVeJElpxj01Q0DZteY27pCZPpAS-ZsVO3fUXku0qFPoHEm06JwtWl-XgThOfBYxcpWLLJ8QwvY&utm_content=89166192&utm_source=hs_email

5 Easy Garnishes to Elevate Your At-Home Cocktails

For those just dipping their toes into the home bartending game (we see you, two-ingredient cocktails), garnishes are a low-stakes investment with a quick and easy return.

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-easy-garnishes-home-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dc8abbb3b8-JUNE_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dc8abbb3b8-38937345&mc_cid=dc8abbb3b8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Celebrate your fitness achievements with ‘G.O.A.T. Wine’

It might not be the likeliest of combinations, but believe it or not, fitness and wine can go hand-in-hand.

https://news3lv.com/news/wake-up-with-the-cw/celebrate-the-greatest-with-goat-wine

 

A guide to picking the best rose for your palate

A unique guide in the hopes of helping folks find a rosé that pleases their personal palates.

Rose at Social Wines. Photo courtesy of Social Wines

https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/06/10/a-guide-to-picking-the-best-rose-for-your-palate-based-on-your-other-wine-preferences/

What are the best wines for pairing with asparagus?

Like artichokes, asparagus is disparaged in wine circles for turning pleasantly fruity white wines into something downright nasty.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-what-are-the-best-wines-for-pairing-with-asparagus/

 

 

You Can Make Jam with Leftover Wine

“Any sweet wine would do, but I find that Moscato has the sweetness you need while still being light, to hold up to a long cooking time,”

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/wine-jam-recipe/

 

 

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Rome

These are the incredible wines you should be sipping on your next visit to the Eternal City.

Elegant waiter serving red wine to a young happy couple in bar restaurant in front of colosseum in rome at sunset

https://www.departures.com/travel/wine-tour-of-rome-italy

 

What You Need to Know About the Secret Disney Family of Wines

The Disney Family of Wines. Available in its entirety only at the Al Fresco Tasting Terrace, a tiny lounge in Disney’s California Adventure Park, that wine list celebrates Disney in a different way.

https://vinepair.com/articles/disney-secret-family-of-wines/

 

Does alcohol have an undisclosed African heritage?

Where does the African continent fit into the story of alcohol?

https://theconversation.com/does-alcohol-have-an-undisclosed-african-heritage-134588

 

Pairing Wine and Wings

Much like pairing wine with BBQ, finding the perfect complementary wine and wings come down to the sauce.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/hot-wines-hot-wings-pairing-wine-and-wings/?utm_campaign=wine-wings-burgers-food-poster&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

12 Things You Should Know About Miller High Life

Turns out, there’s plenty more to know about the Champagne of beers. Here’s a dozen to get you started.

https://vinepair.com/articles/miller-high-life-abv-calories-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5c4a13a829-JUNE_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5c4a13a829-38937345&mc_cid=5c4a13a829&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Magnums vs Standard Sized Bottles

It was interesting to learn that a magnum and a standard bottle both have the same neck size and both contain the same air content, this means that a magnum matures slower and for longer, which results in a more elegant and complex tasting experience.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/magnums-vs-standard-sized-bottles-with-ferraritrento/

New Study Explores Motivations and Behaviors of U.S. Wine Consumers Before and During COVID-19 Lockdown

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic caught the world off-guard, creating intense panic in food and beverage hoarding in nations around the world

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=232120

The battle to get Pouilly-Fuissé Premier Cru recognition

Burgundy lacks a vineyard hierarchy in only one region – the Mâconnais. That may well change soon.

http://www.the-buyer.net/people/producer/pouilly-fuisse-premier-cru/

One more reason to be wary of alcohol health studies

Finnish researchers find – gasp – that people who abuse alcohol have higher health costs

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/one-more-reason-to-be-wary-of-alcohol-health-studies/

Can surliness enhance the wine tasting experience?

This behavior may not be to everyone’s taste, but a degree of surliness can be a good thing now and again.

https://timatkin.com/can-surliness-enhance-the-wine-tasting-experience/

 

Is Wine Tasting Intersubjective?

By “intersubjectivity” they are referring to the social nature of wine tasting practices.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/06/11/is-wine-tasting-intersubjective/

 

The 12 Best Irish Whiskey Brands for 2020

The Emerald Isle produces four types of whiskey in total: malt, grain, blended, and pot still.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/12-best-irish-whiskey-brands-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5dd88ee889-JUNE_12_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5dd88ee889-38937345&mc_cid=5dd88ee889&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

20 of the Best Big, Easy Batch Cocktails

It’s important to note that any batches that contain citrus, or juices, shouldn’t be kept for more than one to two days

https://vinepair.com/articles/20-best-big-batch-cocktails-easy/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5dd88ee889-JUNE_12_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5dd88ee889-38937345&mc_cid=5dd88ee889&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Champagne vs. Bread, Prosecco vs. ‘Nosecco,’ JaM vs. ‘Jammy’: Trademark Battles Erupt

What’s in a name? Well, for wine appellations, brands and consortiums around the world, quite a lot.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/champagne-vs-bread-prosecco-vs-nosecco-jam-vs-jammy-trademark-battles-erupt-unfiltered

 

What Is Bottle Shock (and How Do You Fix It)?

Bottle shock, sometimes called “bottle sickness,” describes a recently packaged or shipped wine that tastes temporarily “dumb,” or with aromas and flavors that have seemingly shut down.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/11/bottle-shock-taste-real/

 

New Wine Education Site

Wine4Food brings you the inside scoop from sommeliers, chefs, winemakers, and industry insiders.

http://www.wine4food.com/wine/

Top 3 Homemade Wine Cocktail Recipes for this Summer

All you need as a base is a great wine – bought or homemade.

https://www.wtso.com/blog/top-3-homemade-wine-cocktail-recipes-for-this-summer/

The Future Of Italian Wines In The U.S. After The Coronavirus

According to Nielsen, last year Italian wines totaled 1.2 billion in sales in the U.S. increasing its share by 2%.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathrinetodd/2020/06/12/the-future-of-italian-wines-in-the-us-after-the-coronavirus/#52a0fd472fc5

Summer Cocktail Recipes

These summer cocktail recipes are like a vacation in a glass.

https://www.wine.com/content/landing/summer-cocktails?iid=Homepage:Banner:California%20Spirits%20Launch:tile7-20-06-13-summercocktails

 

 

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 06-15-20

June 15, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

06-15-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How To Pair Beef Jerky With Beer And Wine

Five lessons wine teaches you about investing

14 of the Best-Canned Cocktails for Summer 2020

Eight online courses to educate spirits fans

Regardless of a pandemic-induced increase in online learning, distance learning remains a flexible and accessible way to gain further education and understanding. There are many organisations that offer distance and online learning, with courses aimed at complete beginners to professionals.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/06/eight-online-courses-to-educate-spirits-fans/

New JD

Jack Daniel’s has debuted a line of whiskey-based canned cocktails. The new lineup includes Jack & Seltzer, Jack & Cola, and Jack, Honey & Lemonade offerings, all of which are made with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey. While the Jack & Cola and Jack, Honey & Lemonade cocktails are each canned at 7% abv, the 97-calorie Jack & Seltzer is at a slightly lower 5% abv. The new Jack Daniel’s Canned Cocktails are available across the U.S. at a retail price of $13 a 4-pack of 12-ounce cans.

What Does ‘Structure’ Mean in Wine?

It’s a complex concept that requires a pretty nuanced understanding of wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/01/wine-structure-balance-tannins/

 

How do you tell the difference between tannins and acidity in wine?

Understandably, it can be tricky to sort out what’s behind the way a wine feels in your mouth.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-do-you-tell-the-difference-between-tannins-and-acidity-in-wine

 

Legacy Winery Ponzi Vineyards Announces New AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

The TTB has announced the approval of the Laurelwood District AVA, the latest American Viticultural Area within Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

https://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/business/legacy-winery-ponzi-vineyards-announces-new-ava-in-oregon-s-willamette-valley/article_bae94186-e279-53d9-a811-5a230c8559e3.html

 

IDENTIFICATION OF ANTS IN LODI VINEYARDS

In California there are approximately 300 described ant species and of those species around 33 have been accidentally introduced

https://www.lodigrowers.com/identification_of_ants_in_lodi_vineyards/

 

Path to ballot cleared for question on beer, wine sales in MA

Massachusetts voters will get their say on a ballot question that would expand the ability of convenience stores to sell beer and wine, thanks to a May 26 decision by the state’s Supreme Judicial Court.

https://newenglandinhouse.com/2020/06/02/path-to-ballot-cleared-for-question-on-beer-wine-sales/

 

US drinkers continue to buy RTDs and Tequila

For the 12-week period between the 7 March and 23 May, total alcohol sales in the US off-trade rose 26.8%. Spirits led the growth at 35.8%, followed by wine at 30.8% and beer, flavored malt beverage (FMB) and cider at 21.6%.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/06/us-drinkers-continue-to-buy-rtds-and-tequila/

Thoughts on Memorializing Your Appreciation of Fine Wine

A memory wine is a wine harvested in the year of the birth of someone special, typically purchased at, or soon after, release and then stored away by the bestower until that date in the future when the recipient attains a landmark.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/thoughts-on-memorializing-your-appreciation-of-fine-wine/

Which wine goes best with your barbecue food?

Wine expert Kathryn McWhirter has been writing about food and wine matching for decades.

https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/06/which-wine-goes-best-with-your-barbecue/

22 Defining Moments in the History of Craft Beer

As the craft beer “trend” turned into a stable, profitable, and growing industry over the past 20 years, there have been plenty of defining moments.

https://vinepair.com/articles/18-most-defining-moments-craft-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c2540b1525-JUNE_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c2540b1525-38937345&mc_cid=c2540b1525&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

50 of the Most Eye-Rolling Wine Snob Moments

Sometimes the worst wine snob is so full of themselves they can see what they had for breakfast two days ago. And sometimes it comes from them having zero idea what they’re talking about.

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/50-of-the-most-eye-rolling-wine-snob-moments/?utm_campaign=wine-snobs-old-world-new-world-shirts&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

5 Spanish Cured Meats and What to Drink With Them

Styles and seasonings for “charcutería” vary by region, but here are five Spanish cured meats you should know — and what to drink with them.

https://vinepair.com/articles/spanish-cured-meats-drink-pairings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6e816619db-JUNE_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6e816619db-38937345&mc_cid=6e816619db&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

14 of the Best-Canned Cocktails for Summer 2020

Also known in the drinks business as ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages, canned cocktails have evolved in recent years to become one of the most diverse subcategories of drinks that can be enjoyed from portable packaging.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/14-best-canned-cocktails-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6e816619db-JUNE_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6e816619db-38937345&mc_cid=6e816619db&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Lawson’s

Vermont-based Lawson’s Finest Liquids has introduced Little Sip IPA. Billed as a younger cousin to Lawson’s flagship Sip of Sunshine IPA, Little Sip is 6.2% abv brew with a similar hop-forward character to Sip of Sunshine, but with a slightly lower alcohol content. It’s rolling out in four-packs of 16-ounce cans in Vermont beginning June 29. The Lawson’s range also includes Knockout Blonde, Above the Clouds Golden Ale, Hopzilla Double IPA, and Scrag Mountain Pils, among others.

 

Considering the 375 ml Format: The Case for the Alternative Packaging Size

Here is a modest proposal: wineries making expensive wines should consider making more 375 ml bottles this year for sampling purposes.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=231724

 

Robots armed with UV light fight grape mildew

Robots fitted with ultraviolet light lamps that roam vineyards at night are proving effective at killing powdery mildew, a devastating pathogen for many crops, including grapes.

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2020/06/robots-armed-uv-light-fight-grape-mildew

 

Fighting fakes | A guide to buying wine in China

There are different kinds of products, which range in offense from petty crime to severely criminal and harmful to people’s health.

http://www.grapewallofchina.com/2020/06/03/fighting-fakes-a-guide-to-buying-wine-in-china/

 

Quintessential Introduces an American “Super Tuscan” Wine

With the bold declaration on the label that this is an “American Super Tuscan Blend,” family owned-and-operated fine wine importer, marketer and sales company Quintessential is bringing a new Italian-inspired Napa Valley red wine to the trade under the Fratelli name.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=231691

How to pair wine with your favorite takeaway meals

While takeaway meals may not excite fellow wine enthusiasts as much as dining out, you can still successfully experiment with food and wine pairings from the comfort of your dining table or sofa.

https://www.wsetglobal.com/knowledge-centre/blog/2020/june/02/how-to-pair-wine-with-your-favourite-takeaway-meals

Beaujolais nouveau 2020 to be released earlier than normal

Beaujolais Nouveau wines will be able to leave wineries as early as October 5, 2020, one week earlier than usual

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-91808-Beaujolais-nouveau-2020-to-be-released-earlier-than-normal.htm

The problem with biodynamics: myths, quacks and pseudoscience

To convince others as to why they should take a more active position against aspects of biodynamics.

https://wordonthegrapevine.co.uk/biodynamic-viticulture-pseudoscience/

Five lessons wine teaches you about investing

An aspect of wine directly related to an investing concept.

https://www.wealthprofessional.ca/news/industry-news/five-lessons-wine-teaches-you-about-investing/330223

The Climate Phenomenon that Produces Wines with ‘Electric Acidity’

While many wine lovers know that big swings generally translate into fresh, lively bottlings, few know how it happens, or where crisp, electric wines are most frequently produced.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/04/wine-diurnal-range/

 

France to transform surplus wine into hand sanitizer

Wine sales and exports, particularly to the US, plunged at the height of the coronavirus crisis, leaving winemakers with millions of litres of unsold wine.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-06-france-surplus-wine-sanitiser.html

 

BIODYMAMICS KEY TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION SAYS BAROLO PRODUCER

With biodynamics, we get more balanced grapes, they are not green and unprepared, which means we can have an early harvest, and have ripe grapes

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/06/biodymamics-key-to-climate-change-mitigation-says-barolo-producer/

 

Six things the wine business is doing to cut costs and drum up business during the duration

It hasn’t been easy for wine producers, marketers, and PR types during the pandemic

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/six-things-the-wine-business-is-doing-to-cut-costs-and-drum-up-business-during-the-duration/

 

9 Things You Should Know About La Marca Prosecco

La Marca produces the two major types of Prosecco.

https://vinepair.com/articles/la-marca-prosecco-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2ccd51e58d-JUNE_5_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2ccd51e58d-38937345&mc_cid=2ccd51e58d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Simple Carbon Dioxide Is the Hottest New Ingredient in Modern Winemaking

Carbonic maceration is without a doubt one of the cooler phrases in winemaking.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/what-is-carbonic-maceration-wine-fermentation/

 

Nosecco? Wine Makers Fight Over Trademark for Non-Alcoholic Fizz

A French wine group is challenging a decision that its non-alcoholic Nosecco brand unlawfully evoked the protected Italian category Prosecco.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-05/nosecco-wine-makers-fight-over-trademark-for-non-alcoholic-fizz

 

What corks can reveal about the wine in your bottle

The cork tells some important details about the wine

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/what-corks-can-reveal-about-the-wine-in-your-bottle/2020/06/05/629d84c4-a66a-11ea-b473-04905b1af82b_story.html

Black Winemaker Launches ‘Love-Infused’ Wine After Loss Of Wife

With the creation of Longevity Wines — what he likes to call, “a love infused brand.”

https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/food-drinks/black-winemaker-launches-longevity/

 

Is Riedel Crystal Or Glass? The truth of Riedel Wine Glasses

The more costly series of Riedel, such as the Sommelier, Vitis, Vinum, Vinum Extreme, and Vinum XL and the Wine series are made of crystal.

https://advancedmixology.com/blogs/art-of-mixology/is-riedel-crystal-or-glass

 

How To Pair Beef Jerky With Beer And Wine

Some light on how to pair the proteins alongside your favorite adult beverages, namely: beer and wine.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradjaphe/2020/06/07/how-to-pair-beef-jerky-with-beer-and-wine/#22757d13ef4c

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 06-08-20

June 8, 2020

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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06-08-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What Kind of Glass Do You Serve Rosé Wine In?

Scientists find genetic link to alcohol misuse

 Which IPAs Should Be Considered ‘Modern Classics?

 

 

Mead All About It

Mead, as you might well know, is a fermented beverage made with honey.

https://chapelboro.com/town-square/now-beer-this-mead-all-about-it

 

The Science of Terpenes and Isoprenoids

Of all the aroma compounds found in wine, terpenes seem to get the most attention and study.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-terpenes-and-isoprenoids/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=88380593&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8wumLDbEF5f-F_RJX8A6bc3fBq5huXsAuXPKuLO9CpHIu3oXRKPmVvAc5XXV0-ITJspjoN3c1exg4BP2NHf3U5tddS6YXnWd1mruVn-IHigDeS4AQ&_hsmi=88444178

 

The Many Faces of the ‘Wine Mom’

A wine mom, alone, is someone who likes a drink to take the edge off of parenting, and who’s willing to poke fun at that fact

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/05/wine-moms-explained/612001/

 

The Best European Wine Regions You’ve Never Heard Of

In the 19th century, Serbia was one of the most important wine-making areas of the Austro-Hungarian empire

https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/wine/serbian-wine-country

 

The Best Podcast for Your Wine Personality Type

But like choosing a bottle to have with dinner, the range of wine podcasts can be daunting if you don’t know what you’re looking for

https://outwines.blog/2020/05/26/the-best-podcast-for-your-wine-personality-type/amp/

 

Mass. SJC Allows Beer, Wine Sale Ballot Question to Move Forward

The question would let local authorities issue licenses allowing food stores to sell beer and wine and be in addition to existing licenses issued for the sale of alcoholic beverages

Supporters of a ballot question that would let convenience stores and other food stores sell beer and wine won a key legal battle in Massachusetts’s highest court

The new licenses could be issued as soon as December if the question is approved. There would also be no limits on the number of licenses any one company could control after a phase-in period.

https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/mass-sjc-allows-beer-wine-sale-ballot-question-to-move-forward/2131271/

If approved by voters in 2020, would “do great harm to public safety and the alcohol beverages industry of Massachusetts.”

It would also reform the age verification process for buying alcohol, and impose requirements on the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission to maintain a certain number of inspectors.

https://www-telegram-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.telegram.com/news/20190917/package-store-owners-challenge-liquor-license-ballot-question?template=ampart

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

Mass Pack Explains The Proposed Bill in A Podcast

https://wsar.com/assets/podcaster/1569/2019_09_20_1569_84118_4659.mp3

The Latest Update As Of 5-29-20

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https://wsar.com/assets/podcaster/1569/2020_05_30_1569_91898_4659.mp3

 

 

10 Things You Should Know About Aperol

As bar ingredients go, it’s both incredibly unique and fairly flexible

https://vinepair.com/articles/aperol-spritz-cocktail-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b55e627990-MAY_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b55e627990-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b55e627990-38937345&mc_cid=b55e627990&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Soviet Union Paid Pepsi With Vodka and Warships in Decades-Long Barter

Since rubles were not traded internationally, in exchange for Pepsi’s cola concentrate, the Soviet Union provided Stolichnaya vodka for exclusive distribution within the U.S.

https://vinepair.com/articles/soviet-union-pepsi-stoli-vodka/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b55e627990-MAY_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b55e627990-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-b55e627990-38937345&mc_cid=b55e627990&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 OF THE WORLD’S LOWEST CALORIE WINES

While low-cal wines have no set industry standard, they are generally at least 15% lighter than the standard 120 to 130 calories found in a 150ml serving

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/10-of-the-worlds-lowest-calorie-wines/

The Science Behind the Main Wine Aromas, Explained

Some aromas in wine come from the grape itself and are the same compounds that occur elsewhere in nature.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/27/aromas-wine-describe-guide/

Natural Lambrusco Is Just the Beginning

But over the last two decades, not only has Lambrusco reclaimed its reputation as one of the world’s singular sparkling wines, but Emilia-Romagna has shown that its prowess with bubbly goes well beyond Lambrusco.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/natural-lambrusco-just-the-beginning-emilia-romagna-sparkling-wine/

Surprising Find Suggests Medieval Scotland Actually Land of Wine-Sipping Big-City Folk

A recent excavation has found a massive 6th-century settlement in Scotland—by far the largest of its kind—where urban inhabitants may have clinked glasses of imported Mediterranean vintages

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/new-finds-medieval-scotland-actually-land-of-wine-sipping-big-city-folk-archaeology-unfiltered

Schioppettino, the forgotten grape that sounds like it tastes: crackling!

Even though Schioppettino has a long history in Friuli-Venezia Giulia — the grape is mentioned in local documents as far back as the 13th century — by the 1960s, many thought it had gone extinct.

https://theitalianwinegirl.com/schioppettino-the-forgotten-grape-that-sounds-like-it-tastes-crackling/

 

Wine Tasting and Book Learning

There is little evidence that expert wine tasters have greater physiological capacities to taste than non-experts or novices. What they have is book learning and experience.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/05/27/wine-tasting-and-book-learning/

Scientists find genetic link to alcohol misuse

After analyzing the genes of more than 435,000 people, the team were able to identify 29 variants that were linked with alcohol misuse, 19 of which were previously unknown genetic risk factors.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/05/scientists-find-genetic-link-to-alcohol-misuse/

Wine And Chinese Food: 7 Delicious Pairings

Chinese cuisine is far from homogeneous. So it’s a challenge to find a wine that can manage the complexity of its flavors.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/wine-and-chinese-food-7-delicious-pairings/?utm_campaign=wine-and-chinese-food-food-pairing-wine-day-sale&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

We Asked 10 Brewers: Which IPAs Should Be Considered ‘Modern Classics?

With so many IPAs on the market, what constitutes a classic of the modern era? We asked brewers throughout the U.S. and U.K. what sticks out.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-modern-classic-ipas/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3bc3c00c9e-MAY_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3bc3c00c9e-38937345&mc_cid=3bc3c00c9e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

ROMAN MOSAIC UNEARTHED UNDER ITALIAN VINEYARD

There are not many vineyards in the world that can add Roman mosaic tiles to their soil composition list.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/roman-mosaic-unearthed-under-italian-vineyard/

Ingredient Labeling: A Winemaker Strikes Back

While the EU and foods in the United States have one set standard they must adhere to, wineries have potentially 50 different standards.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/05/ingredient-labeling-a-winemaker-strikes-back

Italian winemakers see trouble ahead

The Italian wine sector is under pressure on all fronts, with tourism and travel retail shuttered, exports falling and domestic consumption contracting due to the pandemic’s impact on the on trade.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/italian-winemakers-see-trouble-ahead

WHAT WINE GOES WITH LAMB?

Wine goes with lamb like the sun goes with springtime.

https://wine.net/what-wine-goes-with-lamb/

Wine scores rant: Top-notch cava gets 86 points, about the same as a crummy supermarket wine

Because wine scores are less than useless. They reflect the critic’s biases, and not the quality of the wine.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/wine-scores-rant-top-notch-cava-gets-86-points-about-the-same-as-a-crummy-supermarket-wine/

Peyton Manning Takes the Whiskey Field with Sweetens Cove

Sweetens Cove 13 year old Tennessee Straight bourbon, is the Handiwork of master distiller and blender Marianne Eaves, formerly of Woodford Reserve and Castle & Key.

https://www.whiskyadvocate.com/peyton-manning-sweetens-cove-bourbon-whiskey/

New Jim Beam App

Beam Suntory has updated the Jim Beam Augmented Reality App, now allowing users to share messages with friends and family that will play when a user scans the rosette on a bottle of Jim Beam White. For every custom message sent, Beam Suntory will donate $5 to the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation Relief Fund, up to $50,000.

A Doctor’s Tips On Choosing Healthier Wines

Wines can vary in terms of sugar content, calories, and alcohol content.

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/05/9839185/what-is-healthiest-wine-women

Boston based man ‘pours’ wine in the most unusual manner. Watch

Whether you are a wine connoisseur or not, we can guarantee that you probably haven’t seen anyone pour their drink like this before.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/it-s-viral/boston-based-man-pours-wine-in-the-most-unusual-manner-watch/story-zuefeZykUjfDcKfexRcNMO.html

13,000 bottles of ruined wine turned into sanitizer

Estelle Imports, a local distributor, ordered the wine and after five weeks in transit from Italy, it arrived ruined.

https://katu.com/news/coronavirus/13000-bottles-of-wine-frozen-in-transit-distributor-distillers-turn-it-into-sanitizer

What Kind of Glass Do You Serve Rosé Wine In?

Called “the people’s wine”, rosé is the easiest wine to drink without the nuances of drinking red wine.

https://advancedmixology.com/blogs/art-of-mixology/what-kind-of-glass-do-you-serve-rose-wine-in

Grab a Free Copy of the Wine Institute’s Wine Cocktail eBook

While deciding between a lovely glass of California wine and a fabulous cocktail may seem like a difficult choice, a new eBook shows that you can enjoy both—in the same glass.

http://www.visitcalifornia.com/now/grab-free-copy-wine-institute-wine-cocktail-ebook?utm_source=googlenews

AldiDiploma

If you’ve got a friend who loves talking wine, get them the Aldiploma. It’s been designed with our resident wine expert Sam Caporn to teach people all there is to know about their favourite drink, from the basics to the finer points. There are 6 FREE online modules to take.

https://www.aldi.co.uk/aldiploma

 

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

Franklin Wine Club Wines

A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

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Liquor Industry News 06-01-20

June 1, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

06-01-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What Our Wine Choices Say About Our State Of Mind During COVID-19

8 Things You Should Know About Deep Eddy Vodka

The 10 Best Drinks Movies of All Time (and What to Sip While Watching)

 

 

Europe Moves on Wine Ingredient Labeling

European wine producer trade groups have to list wine ingredients, however, industry divisions have emerged over which substances used to make wine should be defined as ingredients, and whether they should be listed on labels, or off-label via QR bar codes.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/05/europe-moves-on-wine-ingredient-labeling

 

10 WRONG THINGS YOU PROBABLY ASSUMED ABOUT NATURAL WINE

An unpretentious look at what makes natural wine so special.

https://www.maxim.com/food-drink/10-natural-wine-facts-wine-unfiltered-book

 

The Sense of Smelling

Wine professionals are always sniffing and sampling and perhaps that might also be the reason why they are more alert to their loss of smell during Covid-19.

https://www.heinonwine.com/blog/the-sense-of-smelling/

 

How Bourbon Saved Rebecca Ruth, a 100-Year-Old Candy Store and Kentucky Treasure

Other than a few brands going strong, bourbon’s best domestic story of the late 1980s was Rebecca Ruth candy maker, who was making bourbon candies and appealing to the American sweet tooth.

https://vinepair.com/articles/rebecca-ruth-bourbon-balls/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7028e5fcde-MAY_19_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7028e5fcde-38937345&mc_cid=7028e5fcde&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Return of Mateus Rosé

This column’s title is a bit misleading. Mateus Rosé never really went away, so how can it return?

https://wineeconomist.com/2020/05/19/mateus/

 

Move Over Malbec, There’s A New Grape In Town

Although Malbec and Argentina are intertwined in the minds of many wine lovers, it is not the only grape grown in this South American country.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/theworldwineguys/2020/05/18/move-over-malbec-theres-a-new-grape-in-town/#2cece80fcf04

 

The 20 Best Vodka Brands of 2020

The TTB officially defined vodka as “neutral spirits distilled or treated after distillation with charcoal or other materials so as to be without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color.”

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/20-best-vodka-brands-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=41751c3eef-MAY_20_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-41751c3eef-38937345&mc_cid=41751c3eef&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

‘Camp Cocktails’ Offers Approachable Yet Sophisticated Sips for Outdoor Enthusiasts

It totally makes sense that you might not want to compromise that when you’re out in the woods.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/camp-cocktails-emily-vikre-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=41751c3eef-MAY_20_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-41751c3eef-38937345&mc_cid=41751c3eef&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

US MILITARY OFFICIALS TRACKED WITH BEER RATINGS ON UNTAPPD

Untappd users log hundreds, often thousands of time-stamped location data points,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/us-military-officials-tracked-with-beer-ratings-on-untappd/

 

France Launches Official Natural Wine Certification. Does Anyone Really Want It?
There remains one problem. The term “natural” has no widely accepted definition in wine and, until this year, had no legal certification.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/19/natural-wine-definition-france/

 

The Booming Popularity of Instagram Live Wine Events

Of course, it’s not just wineries who are rushing to this platform. Pretty much everyone is hopping on the IG LIVE train from celebrities to chefs and musicians to regular folks just wanting to chat.

https://spitbucket.net/2020/05/19/the-booming-popularity-of-instagram-live-wine-events/

 

Rosé Water

Rosé Water, a canned beverage billed as a hybrid of rosé wine and sparkling water, has expanded to 15 states, including North Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts, South Carolina, California, and Illinois, among others. The 4.9%-abv entry is made from Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Cabernet Franc sourced from France’s Loire Valley, blended with sparkling water from the Austrian Alps. It retails at $13-$17 a six-pack of 8.5-ounce cans, which are also sold individually at about $3 a can. Each can has 69 calories. The Wilmington, North Carolina-based company is aiming to be present in 48 states by the end of the year.

 

Why are bees important in the vineyard?

There is a lot of existing research showing how bees help cover crops (and vice versa)

https://www.decanter.com/learn/why-are-bees-important-in-the-vineyard-438381/

Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Wines To Pair With BBQ And Grilled Foods

Father’s Day is often associated with distilled spirits, such as bourbon or cognac. But if your father really loves BBQ and grilled or smoked foods, there’s some wines perfect for everything from steaks to ribs.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alywalansky/2020/05/20/fathers-day-gift-guide-the-best-wines-to-pair-with-bbq-and-grilled-foods/#4c53f76ce21c

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO THE COMPLICATED WORLD OF NATURAL WINE

Whether you are enjoying a natural wine from an ancient Georgian vessel or a rather newer iteration of the fermented grape juice from Chile, you may be wondering what exactly constitutes wine being deemed as natural?

https://coveteur.com/2020/05/20/natural-wine-guide/

Take a Virtual Trip to California Wine Country with Zoom Backgrounds

Wine Institute is offering background photos for the Zoom video conference service that depict stunning vineyard and winery scenes across the Golden State.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/05/20/virtual-trip-california-wine-country-with-zoom-backgrounds

Would You Drink Wine from A Can? Here’s Why You Should Consider It

Not only are canned wines more convenient to transport, but they are also eco-friendly and recyclable.

https://www.cookist.com/would-you-drink-wine-from-a-can-heres-why-you-should-consider-it/

The 10 Best Drinks Movies of All Time (and What to Sip While Watching)

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that many of the best movies of all time include a heavy focus on imbibing, from ongoing thematic references to entire booze-soaked plots

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-drinks-movies/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=42e62d9d0a-MAY_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-42e62d9d0a-38937345&mc_cid=42e62d9d0a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

8 Things You Should Know About Deep Eddy Vodka

Like another super-chill Texan export we know, the Austin-based vodka brand seems to straddle the divide between craft/indie culture (local-ish ingredients, brand cohesion) and a more relaxed, everyday drinking vibe.

https://vinepair.com/articles/deep-eddy-vodka-lemon-grapefruit-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=42e62d9d0a-MAY_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-42e62d9d0a-38937345&mc_cid=42e62d9d0a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Can you Cook with Red Sparkling Wine?

Sparkling Wines for cooking can take a varied presence from using some during marination to splashing some in during the last phase of cooking.

https://glassofbubbly.com/can-you-cook-with-red-sparkling-wine/

Which is the best Sparkling Wine to go with Creamy Cheese?

It is very true that not all wines pair with all cheeses, there will be clashes as well as those which are match made in heaven pairings.

https://glassofbubbly.com/which-is-the-best-sparkling-wine-to-go-with-creamy-cheese/

All systems go for pink Prosecco

Prosecco DOC Rosé has now been enshrined in Italian law, meaning the trade can expect to see the first official ‘pink Proseccos’ hitting shelves in 2021.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/27163/All_systems_go_for_pink_Prosecco.html

 

New Stella

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced Stella Artois Solstice Lager, a new summer seasonal from the Belgian brand. The 4.5% abv lager has 105 calories per serving and is brewed with citrus essences for a crisp, summer-friendly beer. Initially launching in Phoenix next week, Stella Artois Solstice Lager will roll out nationally beginning June 8 in 6- and 12-packs of 12-ounce bottles through Labor Day.

 

 

How to taste wine when you’ve lost your senses

But now, loss of smell – and taste – are not only officially recognized by the World Health Organization as symptoms of the disease, but researchers also think that up to two-thirds of people who are infected by the coronavirus present with these symptoms.

https://www.afr.com/life-and-luxury/food-and-wine/how-to-taste-wine-when-you-ve-lost-your-senses-20200513-p54snu

 

How to Build Your Own Virtual Wine Tour on Google Earth

Stuck at home but armed with a Wi-Fi connection, we are still able to do a lot of virtual tours, even if it involves a lot more clicking than actual walking.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-online-wine-tours-google-earth/

 

What Our Wine Choices Say About Our State Of Mind During COVID-19

What do your wine selections say about your state of mind?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/05/22/what-our-wine-choices-say-about-our-state-of-mind-during-covid-19/#630201621d7b

 

Yes, you should stick your nose in the wine glass before you taste it. Here’s why.

Smelling your wine, or “nosing” it as some wine lovers say, is an important part of the tasting ritual.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/yes-you-should-stick-your-nose-in-the-wine-glass-before-you-taste-it-heres-why/2020/05/22/f211607e-99bf-11ea-a282-386f56d579e6_story.html

 

Ingredient Labeling May Soon Show Up On Your Favorite Wine

The only ingredient TTB now mandates to appear on a domestic or imported wine is added sulfites

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2020/05/22/ingredient-labeling-may-soon-show-up-on-your-favorite-wine/#175ed5cf654c

 

Wine: supermarket special offers aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be

You need also to be cautious about “special offers”, which may not be quite as good as they look

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/may/22/wine-supermarket-special-offers-dont-always-mean-savings-fiona-beckett

 

What are wine tasters trying to communicate when they describe “texture”?

Describing wine’s flavors can be difficult. Describing its texture might be even more challenging

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-are-wine-tasters-trying-to-communicate-when-they-describe-texture

 

6 Women-Led Wine Startups You Need to Know

Here are six women-led wine startups that you need to know (and are sommelier-approved!).

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/women-entrepreneurs-wine-startup-companies

 

 

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 05-25-20

May 25, 2020

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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05-25-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

As wine industry booms, craft beer is struggling

Tequila brands pushing the boundaries of sustainability

5 Subtle Signs You’re Drinking Too Much Wine

 

 

Multiple choice test reveals the types best suited to your tastes based on your choice of fruit, dinner and dessert

The experts behind wine app Pingza have shared a test that will help reveal the type of wine you are most likely to enjoy based on your love of other food and drink.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8269283/Palate-test-app-reveals-wine-youre-likely-enjoy-based-favourite-food.html

How to Make Limoncello at Home

Limoncello, an Italian classic made with just a few easy-to-obtain ingredients (and a healthy dose of patience).

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/limoncello-recipe-diy-homemade/

Are Moldy Corks and Bottles Bad for Wine?

Have you ever looked in your wine refrigerator or cellar and noticed a bit of mold? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, and your wine collection is not in trouble.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/02/24/can-mold-affect-wine/

Stocking your liquor cabinet like stocking a pantry

Whatever your goal, the trick to drawing out your inner bartender while staying home is to improvise and innovate, and above all, keep it simple.

https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/may/09/stocking-your-liquor-cabinet-like-stock/

11 Things You Should Know About Cruzan Rum

Its history spans the worlds of colonialism, Hurricane Maria, absurdly strong family ties, and some spicy competition with the aforementioned Captain.

https://vinepair.com/articles/cruzan-rum-flavors-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d5c329b779-MAY_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d5c329b779-38937345&mc_cid=d5c329b779&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The New Way to Aperitivo At Home

Whether you’ve experienced it in real time or have only seen it in movies, you know the vibe of a Aperitivo

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-new-way-to-aperitivo-at-home/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d5c329b779-MAY_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d5c329b779-38937345&mc_cid=d5c329b779&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Seltzer

Anheuser-Busch InBev is introducing Social Club Seltzer, a new brand of hard seltzers in classic cocktail flavors. Social Club is being distributed nationally in variety 12-packs and single-flavor 6-packs, with variants including an Old Fashioned, Sidecar, and Gimlet, all at 7% abv and with 150 calories a 12-ounce can. According to the company, “The alcohol comes from a cold-fermentation of sugar combined with purified water and cold-pressed fruits.” AB-InBev also markets hard seltzers under the Bon & Viv, Bud Light, and Natural Light brands.

11 Greatest Wine Movies & Documentaries Ever Made

Nothing can hold a candle to “Sideways,” the greatest wine movie ever made. Here’s my list.

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2020/05/wine-press-greatest-wine-movies-documentaries-ever-made.html

Augmented Reality From Every Australian Wine

Consumers with the Winerytale app will be able to scan almost any Australian wine to see the story of the wine and the winery come to life with stunning augmented reality.

Winerytale – the leading augmented reality wine platform

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/augmented-reality-from-every-australian-wine-301056653.html

So You Think You Know Malo?

Malolactic fermentation is often explained by describing the buttery, creamy notes it contributes to many Chardonnays.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/so-you-think-you-know-malo/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=87753173&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_xUiUw9m7dwQAN8e0E9mMaA6Ypw56UPtTGgV5NwmOiAs8TP6TwyBeePdLCTsFWmNpsfyUL6RogR4bObDGtf_is4gDGUkkbKFVFNnWRb2J877h-400&_hsmi=87753317

Wine & Medicine: An Enduring Historical Association

The story of wine is rife with pioneering winemaking doctors, and physicians over the millennia have made important contributions to wine writing and promotion, as consumers, producers, and prescribers.

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/articles/b/geoffrey-crawford/posts/wine-and-medicine

Most Americans claim to drink responsibly in lockdown

The Covid-19 crisis has not increased alcohol consumption during working hours for 84% of respondents.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/05/most-americans-claim-to-drink-responsibly-in-lockdown/

Post Malone Debuts New Rosé Wine, Maison No. 9

Newest project, Maison No. 9, a crisp French rosé that goes on sale next month.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/elvaramirez/2020/05/13/post-malone-debuts-new-ros-wine-maison-no-9/#5bb56a2c6e17

5 Subtle Signs You’re Drinking Too Much Wine

So if you’re experiencing any of these subtle signs you’re drinking too much wine, consider cutting back on your vino habits.

https://www.eatthis.com/drinking-too-much-wine/

Why Innovative Winemakers Are Adding Hops to Wine

Vintners are experimenting with dry-hopping their wines, creating exciting new wines that can exhibit the trademark aromas of many craft beers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/winemakers-adding-hops-to-wine/

Some Nifty Science to Help You Identify Wine Aromas

Behind those countless flavors we sniff is a molecule. It enters your nose, impacts your olfactory receptors, and generates a signal to your brain which tells us things like, “I’m smelling strawberry!”

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/some-science-to-wine-aromas/?utm_campaign=weekly-science-of-aromas-4-steps-of-tasting-aroma-chart&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

The 30 Best Bourbon Whiskeys for Every Budget (2020)

There’s a compelling argument to be made that bourbon is America’s most important spirit.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-bourbon-whiskeys-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8b30804605-MAY_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8b30804605-38937345&mc_cid=8b30804605&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Anatomy of a Perfect Cheeseboard

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you cheese? It’s absolutely time for a cheeseboard.

https://vinepair.com/articles/infographic-how-to-build-perfect-cheeseboard/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8b30804605-MAY_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8b30804605-38937345&mc_cid=8b30804605&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

14 Things You Should Know About Stolichnaya Vodka

Stolichnaya (stow-LEECH-na-ya), better known simply as Stoli, is a familiar bottle on the liquor store shelf, and one of the top-selling spirits brands in the world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/stolichnaya-vodka-elit-stoli-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8b30804605-MAY_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8b30804605-38937345&mc_cid=8b30804605&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Millennials are Interested in Wine. Is Napa Interested in Them?

75% of millennials surveyed in 2019 said they would spend more money on wine if they had it

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/13/millennials-wine-drink-napa/

The Best Wines to Pair with Sourdough Bread

Other drinks, too: bourbon works with sourdough, rum works with sourdough, mezcal works with sourdough… you get the picture.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-editor-pair-wine-sourdough-bread

5 Sparkling Wine Cocktails to Make at Your Next Party

While sparkling wine can be enjoyed on its own in chilled champagne flutes, it’s also a great addition to a wide array of mixed cocktails.

https://www.masterclass.com/articles/sparkling-wine-cocktails-to-make-at-your-next-party

Ready-to-Drink Booze Is Winning the Stay-at-Home Drinking Game

While making a drink at a well-stocked home bar can be a joy for some, it turns out that others find happiness in popping open a single-serving can before the Zoom happy hour. And it’s cheaper, too.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-14/canned-wines-and-mixed-drinks-are-winning-stay-at-home-drinking

 

The World Is Thirsty For Sparkling Wines, But Which Are The Winners?

The world now produces 2.5 billion bottles or sparkling wine. This is just under 8% of the world’s total wine production of 32.5 billion bottles.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2020/05/08/the-world-is-thirsty-for-sparkling-wines-but-which-are-the-winners/#62609e0e69c0

 

3 Fun & Easy Prosecco Cocktails

Making a Cocktail is an enjoyable experience, especially when you have a professional Cocktail Kit and a load of ingredients to experiment with.

https://new.glassofbubbly.com/3-fun-easy-prosecco-cocktails/

 

Tequila brands pushing the boundaries of sustainability

This past year, a number of Tequila brands have upped the ante when it comes to creating a more sustainable sector – which could prove to be crucial to the category’s long‐term success.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/05/the-tequila-brands-championing-sustainability/

 

The 20 Best Free Online Games You Can Turn Into Drinking Games

There’s a huge spectrum of games available, from classic board games and card games, to online versions of tried-and-true drinking games we all (vaguely) remember from our college days.

https://vinepair.com/articles/20-best-online-drinking-games/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=019e8d3338-MAY_15_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-019e8d3338-38937345&mc_cid=019e8d3338&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New RTD

Martini & Rossi, part of the Bacardi portfolio, has launched two new frozen RTD cocktails, Frozé and Frosecco. The 6.5% abv wine cocktails come in 10-ounce packages and can be consumed right from the pouch or poured into glasses. Both are made from Italian wine with natural fruit flavors added and do not contain artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup. Martini & Rossi Frozé and Frosecco are now available across the U.S. for $4 a pouch.

 

Understanding Wind, an Underappreciated Part of Wine

Whatever happens, you often can taste “the wind” in your glass.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/14/wind-wine-vineyard/

What Wine Tasting Rooms Will Be Like For the Foreseeable Future

When it finally happens, visiting a tasting room in wine country will look a lot different than it does today

https://www.vinography.com/2020/05/what-wine-tasting-rooms-will-be-like-for-the-foreseeable-future

 

Is there such a thing as bad wine?

Some wines are just not very well made : as with chefs, winemakers can be good or bad at their jobs.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/may/15/bad-wine-good-wine-fiona-beckett

 

LET’S HEAR IT FOR OHIO: THE BUCKEYE STATE IS THE SIXTH LARGEST WINE PRODUCING STATE IN THE UNITED STATES.

The influx of German immigrants to the Ohio Valley guaranteed him success, as they liked his style of wines

http://www.spiritedbiz.com/lets-hear-it-for-ohio-the-buckeye-state-is-the-sixth-largest-wine-producing-state-in-the-united-states/

 

As wine industry booms, craft beer is struggling

Craft beer, particularly brews made by small, artisan producers, is often consumed in bars, restaurants, tap rooms and brew pubs — all of which have closed in many communities across the United States.

https://www.concordmonitor.com/Craft-brewers-upended-by-COVID-19-closure-of-tap-rooms-bars-34335645

 

Ten Myths About Wine That Waste Your Time And Maybe A Lot Of Your Money

Here are ten myths that will save you embarrassment and even some cash.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2020/05/15/ten-myths-about-wine-that-waste-your-time-and-maybe-a-lot-of-your-money/#2e94024c4465

14 Of The Best Wine Subscriptions For Every Type Of Drinker

Here’s a look at the best wine subscriptions for everyone from the casual wine drinker to the serious collector.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbes-personal-shopper/2020/05/15/best-wine-subscriptions-for-2020/#5a56017878bf

I think there’s broken glass inside my wine bottle. How did that happen?

I’m guessing that it was not broken glass that you saw, but actually a harmless and naturally occurring tartrate crystal

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/i-think-there-s-broken-glass-inside-my-wine-bottle-how-did-that-happen

 

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

Franklin Wine Club Wines

A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

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Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Liquor Industry News 05-18-20

May 18, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

05-18-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The 4 Best Wine Sulfite Removers

5 tips on how to store your craft beer for maximum flavor

What Is Cristalino Tequila?

 

 

AB INBEV WINS LATEST LEGAL BATTLE AGAINST MOLSON COORS

Molson Coors launched a legal battle against its larger rival AB InBev in 2019, after the latter criticised the former for brewing with corn syrup.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/ab-inbev-wins-latest-legal-battle-against-molson-coors/

US LOCKDOWN ALCOHOL SALES: THE LATEST TRENDS

Overall, total alcohol sales in the US off-trade are up 16% during the overall lockdown period compared to 2019, although the figure for the latest week is slightly down, just 0.6%, on the previous week.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/usa-lockdown-alcohol-sales-the-latest-trends/

The 30 Best Tequilas for Every Budget

For those looking to stock up on booze now — or ever — tequila offers a broad range of options.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-tequilas-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4e9f0612e2-MAY_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4e9f0612e2-38937345&mc_cid=4e9f0612e2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Most Admired Wine Brands are very different this year

What is a “most admired” wine brand?

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2020/05/the-most-admired-wine-brands-are-very.html

Redemption centers for bottles, cans remain closed during COVID-19 emergency

With the COVID-19 pandemic already placing retail workers and customers at risk, stores have closed their bottle and can redemption centers until the crisis passes.

Although the store makes money when the containers are redeemed, changes should be made if redeeming them during a global health emergency puts people at risk.

https://www.telegram.com/news/20200503/redemption-centers-for-bottles-cans-remain-closed-during-covid-19-emergency

 

Jean-Charles Boisset—Biodynamic Wine Wizard Of Burgundy And California

Boisset Collection that includes dozens of international wineries associated with choice terroirs in Burgundy, the Rhone Valley and Beaujolais in France, as well as in Napa and Sonoma valleys in California.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2020/05/05/jean-charles-boisset-biodynamic-wine-wizard-of-burgundy-and-california/#79d795a32e30

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People drink less if presented with more no-ABV options

According to the results of an online experiment by the University of Bristol, in the UK, when the number of non-alcoholic drinks available was greater than alcoholic options, 49% of those surveyed chose a non-alcoholic drink.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/05/people-drink-less-if-presented-with-more-no-abv-options/

‘There’s absolutely nothing’: locked-down Mexico grapples with national beer shortage

Beer production in Mexico was halted more than a month ago as health officials declared brewing a “non-essential” activity.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/mexico-beer-shortage-coronavirus

 

Savvy Sauvignon Blanc Substitutes

When it comes to finding an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, you have to think about what people love about it in the first place.

https://winefolly.com/tips/savvy-sauvignon-blanc-substitutes/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter-substitutes-for-sauvignon-blanc-alternatives-to-syrah-what-wine-poster&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

MAN ARRESTED AFTER BIZARRE WINE TANKER HEIST

A Californian man has been arrested after he climbed underneath a moving wine tanker in his underwear, unscrewed a valve, and proceeded to drink from the vessel.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/man-arrested-after-bizarre-wine-tanker-heist/

 

TOP TIPS ON PAIRING BURGUNDY WITH CHINESE FOOD

In Chinese fine dining restaurants, wine pairings have already become an emerging practice. You may wonder if it also works with home-cooked Chinese food. BIVB (Bourgogne Wine Board) shares its insight to inspire your next meal plan.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/top-tips-on-pairing-burgundy-with-chinese-comfort-food/

 

What Is Cristalino Tequila?

Cristalino tequila is the newest and fastest growing category of tequila in the world

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-cristalino-tequila/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=954183c366-MAY_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-954183c366-38937345&mc_cid=954183c366&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 4 Best Wine Sulfite Removers

The best wine sulfite removers can filter or neutralize significant amounts of sulfites in a quick and convenient way

https://www.bustle.com/p/the-4-best-wine-sulfite-removers-22845171

 

5 tips on how to store your craft beer for maximum flavor

This seems the ideal time to revisit ways to keep your beer tasting its best with a few simple tips on what to do — and definitely not do — with your brews.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/05/07/5-tips-on-how-to-store-your-craft-beer-for-maximum-flavor/

 

An Insider’s Guide to a World-Famous German Wine Region

Of Germany’s 13 regions for quality winemaking, the Mosel may be the most renowned.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/07/best-german-wine-mosel-guide/

 

The Wine World is Prejudiced Against Higher Alcohols

If you list an alcohol level of 14% or lower, you have to be only accurate to within 1.5%

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2020/05/the_wine_world_is_prejudiced_a.html

Bad wine and bottle variation

It means that average wine consumers occasionally get stuck with bad wines. Most do not know it.

https://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/dan-berger-on-wine-bad-wine-and-bottle-variation/article_362094b3-163e-55ee-a779-95220a7b9093.html

Chianti Classico launches a regional portal

The Chianti Classico consortium has launched a digital platform on behalf of its members, creating a portal where consumers can find information about individual estates

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/chianti-classico-launches-regional-portal

Massachusetts’s breweries honor hospitality workers with ‘All Together’ beer

Twenty Massachusetts breweries have adopted an open beer recipe known as the “All Together” collaboration to show support for workers in the hospitality industry.

https://www.masslive.com/worcester/2020/05/massachusetts-breweries-honor-hospitality-workers-with-all-together-beer.html

Here’s how to decode those confusing labels

Pick up the nearest wine bottle and try to see what it’s telling you about the wine that is — or was — inside.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/wine-101-heres-how-to-decode-those-confusing-labels/2020/05/08/a631d86c-8f8f-11ea-a9c0-73b93422d691_story.html

Does it matter what material wine shelves are made out of?

Metal shelves are fine to use. They will, however, conduct cool or warm temperatures more rapidly than other surfaces.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/does-it-matter-what-material-wine-shelves-are-made-out-of

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 05-11-20

May 11, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

05-11-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Experts say leaving a bottle of wine to breathe before drinking is ‘bunkum’

How to make White Claw slushies, TikTok’s new drink craze

How to pair that beer with the right food

 

Champagne Shipments To U.S. Hit A Milestone At 2 Million Cases

Champagne continues to do well in 2020, partially due to strong off-premise sales related to the Covid-19 virus

 

The 50 Most Popular Cocktails in the World in 2020

One of the big takeaways from this year’s list: The spirit of the Roaring ’20s is indeed making a comeback, with four of the six newcomers to the list boasting Prohibition-era pedigrees.

https://vinepair.com/articles/50-most-popular-cocktails-world-2017/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=165fdd6fef-APRIL_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-165fdd6fef-38937345&mc_cid=165fdd6fef&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

12 Things You Should Know About Laphroaig

No, the name doesn’t mean “The Phroaig.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/laphroaig-10-scotch-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=165fdd6fef-APRIL_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-165fdd6fef-38937345&mc_cid=165fdd6fef&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Future of wine labels is in reflecting the drinker

A shift from traditional appellation-based, heritage and winery-focused labels to those that are “more about the market” will be hastened in the wake of the pandemic if wine is to compete with rivals drinks categories.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/27024/Future_of_wine_labels_is_in_reflecting_the_drinker,_says_Cox.html

 

How well do you know the common European wine-making regions?

The EU is estimated to have about 43% of the world’s vineyard area.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2020/04/how-well-do-you-know-common-european.html

 

Size Matters: the World of Wine Bottles

Many bottle sizes out there whose names and/or capacities are even more esoteric

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/04/size-matters-the-world-of-wine-bottles

 

What Does “Freshness” Mean in Wine?

Sure, you know when a vegetable tastes fresh or has passed its prime, but what does freshness mean in wine?

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/24/fresh-wine-guide/

 

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING COULD PRECLUDE FOOT-TREADING FOR PORT

Concerns about how, with social distancing measures in place in Portugal, he could have workers lined-up treading grapes in lagares – the open, wide containers used for crushing the berries for Port.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/social-distancing-could-preclude-foot-treading-for-port/

 

THE TRUE COST

OF WINE

The cost of viticulture’s environmental impact when they make their wines.

https://lmarcher.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/WBI_120_p60_61_mimi_casteel.pdf

 

A Rare Trifecta for Vintage Port

If Vintage Port is known for one thing, it’s the stringent way in which its producers choose to declare a vintage. Port houses typically only produce Vintage Port two or three times a decade.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/a-rare-trifecta-for-vintage-port

 

During the Renaissance, Drinking Wine Was a Fight Against Physics

In Renaissance Italy, dining was serious business.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/unusual-wine-glasses

 

De Kuyper creates liqueur for Old Fashioneds

The Old Fashioned cocktail is typically made by stirring Bourbon, sugar and Angostura Bitters in a glass, before garnishing the drink with an orange peel.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/de-kuyper-creates-liqueur-for-old-fashioneds/

 

How to pair that beer with the right food

You could be enjoying a better meal by pairing the right beer with the right food. This is your guide to matching food with the perfect brew.

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/tech/problemsolved/2020/04/30/beer-pairing-what-eat-ipas-pilsners-stouts-and-pale-ales/3011080001/

 

We Asked 10 Drinks Pros: Which Tequila Offers the Best Bang for Your Buck?

As tequila’s popularity in the U.S. continues to grow, so too does the overwhelming selection and spectrum of styles available on the market. To help weed through the options

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-quality-tequila-brands-price/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1be4bb75b4-APRIL_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1be4bb75b4-38937345&mc_cid=1be4bb75b4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Concrete Egg Fermenters: Classic or Cracked Fad?

Let’s explore why some are so egg-cited about this ancient trend.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/concrete-egg-fermenters-classic-or-cracked-fad/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter-egg-fermenters-winemaking-glossary&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

How to make White Claw slushies, TikTok’s new drink craze

For TikTok’s latest recipe craze, aspiring mixologists are sharing their best fruit slushies with White Claw – and they’re super easy to make.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/how-to-make-white-claw-slushie-tik-tok

 

How to Choose the Best Cooking Wine for Pantry Dishes

It’s a myth that one should use only the lowest-quality bottle in the cellar when adding cooking wine to a dish.

https://www.invaluable.com/blog/cooking-wine/

A Guide to Wine Body: Light, Medium, and Heavy

One of the terms that you’ll hear if you head to a winery or look up the profile of a specific variety, is the body of the wine.

https://www.wtso.com/blog/a-guide-to-wine-body-light-medium-and-heavy/

Italian Wine Painter Reveals Which Reds Work Best

These days have been fruitful for wine-inclined artists

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/italian-wine-painter-reveals-which-reds-work-best-unfiltered

What Does “Texture” Mean in Wine?

When a professional calls a wine silky or textural, they refer to its mouthfeel. There are several reasons texture in wine matters.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/30/texture-wine-definitione/

US wine industry could lose $6 billion as a result of the coronavirus

The stay-at-home public health emergency orders that have been enacted across the country will hurt smaller wineries much more because they don’t have the leverage to get their vintages placed on supermarket shelves like the large wine companies.

https://www.petaluma360.com/entertainment/dining/10928434-181/us-wine-industry-could-lose

A Sommelier Answers 5 Things We’ve Always Wondered About Wine

From how to identify a dry wine, to how to taste wine at a restaurant, sommelier Victoria James answers our most pressing wine-related questions.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dry-wine-sommelier-answers-5-185029007.html

In pairing wine and food, experience is the best teacher

PAIRING wine with food has come to symbolize much of the intimidation, apprehension and pretension that, for many people, intrude on the elemental enjoyment of a good bottle

https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/lifestyle/food-drink/in-pairing-wine-and-food-experience-is-the-best-teacher

 

Does Aerating Wine Really Make A Difference?

You’ve seen decanters, you’ve seen people swirling their wines. It’s not just to be fancy

https://www.kosher.com/shows/video/707/does-aerating-wine-really-make-a-difference

 

Keystone Light plans to send birthday cakes and beer money to people who turn age 21 during quarantine

The brand this week kicked off a program to help those reaching legal drinking age while under stay-home-orders celebrate with a custom-made, home-delivered birthday cake in the shape of a Keystone can. It will be accompanied, naturally, by a $200 gift card to spend on Keystone Light.

https://www.molsoncoorsblog.com/keystone-light-plans-send-birthday-cakes-and-beer-money-people-who-turn-age-21-during-quarantine?sf233442562=1

 

Who first used corks in wine — and how did they get them out again before the invention of the corkscrew?

Having sealed the bottle with a cork, the next problem was how to remove it.

https://www-countrylife-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.countrylife.co.uk/food-drink/curious-questions-who-first-used-corks-in-wine-and-how-did-they-get-them-out-again-before-the-invention-of-the-corkscrew-214643/amp

 

Experts say leaving a bottle of wine to breathe before drinking is ‘bunkum’

The myth of letting it stand open for a period of time will have little or no effect on taste

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11530490/tasters-bottle-wine-breathe-drinking-bunkum/

 

 

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 05-04-20

May 4, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

05-04-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

3 Ways To Learn More About Italian Wine

Disaronno creates Velvet cream liqueur

The 30 Best Hard Seltzers of 2020

 

POPE FRANCIS CENSORED FOR CALLING SCOTCH WHISKY ‘THE REAL HOLY WATER’

Footage of Pope Francis hailing Scotch as “the real water of life” emerged when the religious leader paid a visit to students at Rome’s Scots College last year.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/pope-francis-censored-for-calling-scotch-whisky-the-real-holy-water/

 

Wine Condoms

Wine condoms definitely get a few chuckles and smirks, but you’ll be surprised by how well they work. Crafted from food-grade latex, each one has an air-tight grip to keep your wine fresh.