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Liquor Industry News 03-16-20

March 16, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

03-16-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Perfect Wine Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Tito’s tells customers to not use their vodka for hand sanitizer

How Much Sugar Is in Beer?

 

Blanton’s Gold Edition Bourbon Will Finally Be Available in the U.S.

Blanton’s Gold will be available starting this summer, at the suggested price of $120.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/blantons-gold-bourbon-usa/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6a5dbaa14a-MAR_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6a5dbaa14a-38937345&mc_cid=6a5dbaa14a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

All you need to know about Torrontés: A quick guide

If you are a fan of extreme citrus and floral flavors, this is a wine you need to get your hands on

http://thegrapegrind.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-torrontes-a-quick-guide/

 

QUIZ: How well do you know your beer history?

So how well do you know your beer history? Take our quiz and find out.

https://thebrag.com/quiz-how-well-do-you-know-your-beer-history/

 

Martini enters non-alcoholic space with new aperitivos

The zero-ABV expressions are made using the same wines as Martini’s vermouths, with the alcohol removed and the leftover liquid infused with “sustainably sourced” botanicals.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/03/martini-enters-non-alcoholic-space-with-new-aperitivos/

Chemical Weed Killer Is Compatible With Sustainability Certification In California’s Wine Industry

An adult would have to drink more than 140 glasses of wine a day over 70 years containing the highest glyphosate level measured to reach the level that California’s…OEHHA has identified as ‘No Significant Risk Level (NSRL)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2020/03/01/chemical-weed-killer-is-compatible-with-sustainability-certification-in-californias-wine-industry/#7d30575e7dd2

9 genius wine hacks worth trying at home

Whether you rarely drink wine, or you adore it, we can guarantee you’ll find something useful in this list of hacks.

https://www.bhg.com.au/9-genius-wine-hacks-worth-trying-at-home

New Wine

Mendocino County, California-based Fetzer Vineyards has released a Bourbon barrel-aged Chardonnay within its 1000 Stories portfolio. The new wine is sourced from a variety of California AVAs, among them Monterey County, and was aged in French and American oak prior to being finished in charred Bourbon barrels. Joining a portfolio that also includes Bourbon barrel-aged Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a red blend, the new Chardonnay is now available nationwide, retail priced at $19 a 750-ml. Fetzer is owned by Chilean winery Concha y Toro.

 

Top New Zealand wine brands in US market

 

How reliable are wine judges?

Do judges of different ages, sexes and nationalities score wines the same way, or is consistent judging an impossibility? One competition organiser has some preliminary evidence.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/general/how-reliable-are-wine-judges?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=c9149a6d8c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_02_10_41&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-c9149a6d8c-64683881

 

Why Is There Condensation in My Spirits Bottle?

If you do see condensation, it’s not a bad thing, or a sign that somehow the spirit inside has gone bad. So if you’re concerned, don’t be.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-why-is-there-condensation-in-my-spirits-bottle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a5b5200056-MAR_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a5b5200056-38937345&mc_cid=a5b5200056&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

BUD INTRODUCES A NITRO BEER

Bud Nitro does not include a widget. Instead the brand will instruct drinkers to flip the can three times to infuse the nitro bubbles

https://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/bud-introduces-nitro-beer-style-linked-guinness-grows-popularity/2241506

 

What Goes Into Wine Cost of Goods $25 Red Blend

Video cost of goods

https://youtu.be/XK03K4R9zLo

 

Diageo debuts new Jane Walker bottling

The new blend was created by Emma Walker and is made with liquid from Speyside distillery Cardhu. Diageo said Elizabeth Cumming, who owned the Cardhu distillery during the late 19th century, “played a significant role in the brand’s history”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/03/diageo-debuts-new-jane-walker-bottling/

 

How Good (or Bad) Is $3 Wine?

Can a wine drinker live on really cheap wine? Or are the ultra-cheap wines just cheap, without any other reason for being?

https://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/what-that-super-cheap-wine-is-really-like-11882499

What are tannins, and how do they get into wine?

Tannins aren’t something you taste, but rather something you feel.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-are-tannins-and-how-do-they-get-into-wine

13 Common Georgian Wine Varieties, from Inky Reds to Crisp Sparklers

13 of the most common varieties to get you started.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/02/13-georgia-wine-varieties/

Tre Bicchieri – Identifying Italy’s Best Wines

The best known Italian wine guide is the one published by Gambero Rosso, the country’s leading publication for Italian wine and food.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomhyland/2020/03/02/tre-bicchieriidentifying-italys-best-wines/#73a9c807359d

8 Cheap Wines That Absolutely Do Not Suck!

The Brits came up with a great economics-driven acronym for “good cheap wines,” they call ’em QPRs as in Quality-Price Ratio.

https://winefolly.com/tips/8-cheap-wines-that-absolutely-do-not-suck/

4 Facts About Rosé Wines

Read about this popular wine style

https://insidethecask.com/2020/03/01/4-facts-about-rose-wine/

The Truth about Barley’s Role in Whiskey

What does barley contribute to the flavor profile of whiskey?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-truth-about-barleys-role-in-whiskey/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=84157286&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–XS_ZQpWaA6MwuAk0s5u-STZNZFfg5GeqLtlsWYOkykCRc4INXG2bmmMI_Uffz8JeNE5teJjEFmPHlQoxxvbUSTT1iRe2a5OFR7Qivdans7ZZHUec&_hsmi=84158251

What Is Umami in Wine? A Closer Look at the Fifth Type of Taste

In Japanese, the word translates to “pleasant savory taste,” which really couldn’t describe the flavor better.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/what-is-umami-in-wine/

Derby Whisky

  • Woodford Reserve has released a commemorative 2020 Kentucky Derby bottle as part of its role as presenting sponsor of the event. The special packaging features art by Richard Sullivan, a local artist and former player for the Atlanta Braves. The watercolor label illustration depicts horses racing toward the finish line of Churchill Downs. At 45.2% abv, 1-liter bottles of the Derby edition are now retailing for $50 across the U.S. and on e-commerce site Reserve Bar.

 

Why is wine still so confusing?

Many people still find wine cryptic and intimidating.

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/3/4/21152752/understanding-wine-complicated-learning-education

 

Chianti Classico – What You Need To Know

Do you know the difference between Chianti Classico and Chianti Classico Riserva? Did you know there is an actual recipe for Chianti Classico and the man who developed it?

https://hudsonvalleywinegoddess.com/chianti-classico-what-you-need-to-know/

 

Wasps becoming more worrisome for grape growers

So-called “social wasps” — including yellow jackets, paper wasps and hornets — seem to be causing more problems in vineyards in Wisconsin

https://www.goodfruit.com/wasps-becoming-more-worrisome-for-grape-growers/

 

How Much Sugar Is in Beer?

This article reviews the sugar content of beer.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-much-sugar-in-beer#gravity

 

New Bacardi

Bacardi has launched Dewar’s Ilegal Smooth, a new blended Scotch whisky finished in mezcal barrels. The 8-year-old whisky is blended from up to 40 malt and grain whiskies before finishing for an undisclosed amount of time in ex-Ilegal mezcal barrels before bottling at 40% abv. This new whisky follows last year’s Dewar’s Caribbean Smooth, a rum barrel finished expression. Last year Dewar’s was up 6.5% globally to 3 million cases.

 

Un-study Techniques: Trade Tastings with a Purpose

Here are some ideas to ensure purpose-driven tastings:

https://bubblyprofessor.com/2019/07/25/un-study-techniques-trade-tastings-with-a-purpose/amp/

 

How Napa Valley Became the Country’s Second (Not First) AVA

When Augusta, Mo., was named the first American Viticultural Area in June 1980, it surprised many that it beat Napa Valley to the designation by just eight months.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-napa-valley-became-the-countrys-second-not-first-ava/

 

How winemakers are adapting to reach young consumers

Winemakers say the industry needs to adapt to younger consumers.

https://www.capitalpress.com/ag_sectors/orchards_nuts_vines/how-winemakers-are-adapting-to-reach-young-consumers/article_4fb6d96e-5e44-11ea-add6-cf4290c3f7df.html

 

Is it safe to put silica gel in boxes containing wine or whisky to prevent mold?

Silica gel can adsorb about 40 percent of its weight in moisture, so it would take a whole lot of it to be effective in a cellar.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/is-it-safe-to-put-silica-gel-in-boxes-containing-wine-or-whisky-to-prevent-mold

 

What Are Sulfites—And Are Their Side Effects Causing My Wine Hangover?

Here’s everything you need to know about sulfites—including just how much they contribute to that post-Bachelor head throb. (Hint: Probably not as much as you think.)

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/a31102330/what-are-sulfites/

 

Jamie Evans Wants Us to Think About Weed Like Wine

The Herb Somm blogger dishes on elevated eating and her new book focused on CBD.

https://www.sfweekly.com/news/chemtales/jamie-evans-wants-us-to-think-about-weed-like-wine/

How to Make Sense of Sustainable Wine Certifications

VinePair assembled a quick and dirty explainer of the most common labels to know, with testimonials from winemakers about their experiences.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sustainable-organic-natural-wine-certifications-guide/

Are Wine Reviews about Entertainment?

Wine writing is really about creating a discourse about wine.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/03/05/are-wine-reviews-about-entertainment/

 

Why Pinot Noir Fans Should Consider Valpolicella’s Crushable Classicos

While production trends are not encouraging for “regular” Valpolicella, there is a heartening global kinship with the wines.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pinot-noir-fans-valpolicella-crushable-classico/

 

Wine Pairings For Popular Chocolates

Of all the food and wine pairings out there, chocolate with wine is undeniably the most decadent.

https://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog-posts/wine-pairings-for-popular-chocolates

 

Another 60 breweries on tap to open or in planning for 2020 IN MA

According to Brewers Association data, there were 155 breweries in the state in 2018, the 17th highest in the country

https://www-bizjournals-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2020/03/05/another-60-breweries-on-tap-to-open-or-in-planning.amp.html

 

FAULT AT WINERY CAUSES LAMBRUSCO TO FLOW FROM TAPS IN ITALIAN VILLAGE

The local winery said it had suffered a technical fault in its bottling line, which resulted in wine flowing through taps in houses in the immediate vicinity of the site. The contamination was reportedly caused by the higher pressure of the wine, compared to that of the water, leading to the former to displace the latter.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/fault-at-winery-causes-lambrusco-to-flow-from-taps-in-italian-village/

 

Wine (or Liquor) Store Archaeology

The next time you find yourself wandering the aisles of your favorite wine or liquor store, use that time to do a bit of digging.

https://bubblyprofessor.com/2020/03/05/un-study-techniques-wine-or-liquor-store-archaeology/amp/

Food & Wine Pairing – A Lesson How Wine and Food Interact

How certain aspects of food (saltiness, sweetness and acid) interact with the wine

http://uncorkyourmind.libsyn.com/food-wine-pairing-a-lesson-how-wine-and-food-interact?tdest_id=856106

 

Sparkling Wines with Méthode Champenoise

Méthode Champenoise can be difficult to understand, but it’s fun because it involves some French words.

https://www.independentnews.com/community/sparkling-wines-with-m-thode-champenoise/article_ad8a18c4-5de7-11ea-aa5d-1f9d797cf7e8.html

 

From Tree to Bottle, This Is How Wine Corks Are Made

Cork harvest in Portugal’s Alentejo wine region

https://islandist.ca/2020/03/05/from-tree-to-bottle-this-is-how-wine-corks-are-made/

Sangiovese’s Daddy Makes a Comeback

Ciliegiolo, Sangiovese’s parent, was the wrong grape for the Parker era of wine. The word means “little cherry”, and that’s the principal flavor.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/03/sangioveses-daddy-makes-a-comeback

 

HOW MUCH IS AN AVA WORTH?

HOW ABOUT A 25% PRICE INCREASE ON EVERY BOTTLE OF WINE

https://www.thechalkreport.com/post/how-much-is-an-ava-worth-how-about-a-25-price-increase-on-every-bottle-of-wine

 

What is a Bordeaux blend?

What does it mean when a wine is called a ‘Bordeaux blend’?

https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/what-is-in-a-bordeaux-blend-51789/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20200307_XDC-X_NWL_NW_weekly

 

Wine Retailer Shipping Will Kill Americans

This is what leads me to believe that wine retailer shipping is coming to wine consumers across the country sometime soon.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/03/report-wine-retailer-shipping-will-kill-americans/

Tito’s tells customers to not use their vodka for hand sanitizer

Per the CDC, hand sanitizer needs to contain at least 60% alcohol “Tito’s Handmade Vodka is 40% alcohol, and therefore does not meet the current recommendation of the CDC.”

https://whdh.com/news/titos-tells-customers-to-not-use-their-vodka-for-hand-sanitizer/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

Is wine o’clock really that bad? A dietitian’s take

How much wine is safe to drink?

https://coach.nine.com.au/diet/is-a-wine-a-day-that-bad-dietitian-reveals/f5cf49d7-fb2e-44c6-a98b-5c1b5c4341fc

 

How to Shop for Cheese and Wine in Paris

in Paris. Moreover, “all of France is represented in wine shops,” whereas you mostly only find regional bottles in other French cities

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/06/best-cheese-paris-travel-guide/

 

How to buy wine: five questions to ask to ensure you like what you get

The act of buying wine can rank high among life’s unpleasant tasks. It’s not a physical or mental issue so much as a psychological one

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/how-to-buy-wine-five-questions-to-ask-to-ensure-you-like-what-you-get-1.4194001

 

The Perfect Wine Based on Your Zodiac Sign

The perfect wines based on our zodiac signs.

https://www.thelisttv.com/the-list/wine-zodiac-3-6-20/

 

 

How to drink without drinking, according to a wine expert

Only you will know whether you’ll find it easier to cut alcohol out completely – even if for a limited period – or just drink on fewer occasions, but it pays to make a plan.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/alcohol-free-drinking-wine-dry-january-a9375756.html

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 03-09-20

March 9, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

03-09-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Yes, Vodka has Flavor. These 12 Bottles Prove It.

Why drink is the secret to humanity’s success

The Complete Guide To Fine Dessert Wines

 

 

9 Things You Should Know About Ballast Point

Here are nine more things to know about Ballast Point.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ballast-point-brewery-guide-sculpin/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1332aa6427-FEB_24_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1332aa6427-38937345&mc_cid=1332aa6427&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How Not to Give Someone a Bottle of Wine

8 Wines Anyone Would Be Happy to Get

https://www-foodandwine-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.foodandwine.com/wine/regifting-wine?amp=true

 

Making Pancakes With Sparkling Wine

Let’s give cooking pancakes with Sparkling Wine a go.

https://glassofbubbly.com/making-pancakes-with-sparkling-wine/

 

RIEDEL LAUNCHES NEW FLAT-BOTTOMED WINE GLASSES

The Winewings range, said to be “reminiscent of the wing of an aircraft”, are flat-bottomed in order “to increase the surface between wine and air”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/riedel-launches-new-flat-bottomed-wine-glass/

How to Read A Rioja Wine Label to Get What You Want

Rioja wine is classified into four categories depending on the aging process and the amount of time that the wine spends in oak

https://www.riojawine.com/us/en-us/news/how-to-read-a-wine-label-to-get-what-you-want/

Prosecco Police’ Try to Decline Sparkling Wine ‘ATM’

The Prosecco consortium back in Italy got word—and prepared to pour cold water on the idea instead

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/prosecco-police-try-to-decline-sparkling-wine-atm-unfiltered

Startup Makes Synthetic Wine In A Lab

Endless West, a startup in San Francisco, has released a synthetic wine that it makes without any grapes.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lanabandoim/2020/02/23/tricking-your-taste-buds-startup-makes-synthetic-wine-in-a-lab/#175e1423f37b

The World’s Most Widespread Wine Brands

While some people like to experiment a little with their wine choices, going beyond their comfort zone and opening themselves up to new experiences, other’s prefer the security and reliability of their favorite brands, and finding them overseas can be the equivalent of a warm hug from home.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/02/the-worlds-most-widespread-wine-brands?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=a0dfe0836a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_24_10_33&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-a0dfe0836a-64683881

How to Buy Wine: Five Questions to Ask

Here are five questions that will improve your chances, whether in a restaurant or retail shop, of always getting a satisfying bottle.

https://www-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/02/24/dining/drinks/buying-wine.amp.html

Franciacorta and Trento: A Tale of Two Cities

Bottle refermented wines are made across the length and breadth of Italy (and sometimes in unlikely places) but these two regions are the specialists

https://www.winescholarguild.org/blog/franciacorta-and-trento-a-tale-of-two-cities.html?utm_source=newsletter_2854&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blog-franciacorta-trento-a-tale-of-two-cities

 

STUDY CLAIMS AGRICULTURAL SPRAY REDUCES LEVELS OF SMOKE TAINT

A study conducted by The University of British Columbia (UBC) claims that applying an agricultural spray made of phospholipids reduces levels of volatile phenols found in smoke-exposed grapes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/study-claims-agricultural-spray-reduces-levels-of-smoke-taint/

 

Why Do Some Beers Not Have ABV on the Label? Isn’t This Illegal?

Thanks to Coors, if you want to list the ABV of your beer on the label, you can, but you don’t have to.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-why-do-some-beers-not-have-abv-on-the-label-isnt-this-illegal/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7332b30c3b-FEB_25_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7332b30c3b-38937345&mc_cid=7332b30c3b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Age Is Beauty: The Confounding Case of Italian White Wine

How youthful expressions of Italian whites can mask their aging potential.

https://vinepair.com/articles/aged-italian-white-wine-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7332b30c3b-FEB_25_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7332b30c3b-38937345&mc_cid=7332b30c3b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Barrel Aged Ice Tea

Kentucky’s Lexington Brewing & Distilling has launched a new barrel-aged hard iced tea. The 5.2% abv malt beverages come in three flavors—Lemon, Half & Half (lemonade/tea), and Peach—and were matured for an undisclosed time period in the company’s spent Bourbon barrels. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Hard Tea will be available in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans beginning in March throughout the company’s distribution footprint.

Three Ways to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of Your Wine

Before you reach for that corkscrew, ask yourself, what’s the carbon footprint of the bottle of wine you’re about to open?

https://www.winemag.com/2020/02/25/wine-environment-carbon-footprint/

Is expensive wine worth the money?

What’s the relationship between price and wine quality – and how can a producer get people to pay more?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/expensive-wine-worth-money

Wine Sommelier Levels And What They Mean

Here’s a breakdown of wine sommelier levels and what they really mean.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/wine-sommelier-levels-what-they-mean/

 

Feeding Cows Beer Leftovers Helps Fight Climate Change

Cows fed on a mixture that contains grains leftover from the brewing process emit less methane than those who eat standard feed.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/cow-feed-beer-leftovers-climate-change/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1ac8f7f42b-FEB_26_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1ac8f7f42b-38937345&mc_cid=1ac8f7f42b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Tap System Allows You to Customize Your Beer’s ABV

The future is here, and it’s customizable-ABV beer.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/new-tap-system-customize-beer-abv/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1ac8f7f42b-FEB_26_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1ac8f7f42b-38937345&mc_cid=1ac8f7f42b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

A Guide to British Columbia’s Okanagan Wine Country

Currently, there are almost 200 wineries in the Okanagan

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

 

10 Awesome Wine & Binge Worthy TV Pairings For Lazy Weekends

A good wine tasting requires concentration and some introspection: neither of which are synonymous with mindlessly soaking up hours of Netflix.

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/10-awesome-wine-binge-tv-pairings-for-lazy-weekends/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

FRANCE IS THE FASTEST GROWING MARKET FOR… PROSECCO

The fastest growing major market for DOC Prosecco, beating even the US in terms of the rate of increase, with the latter nation seeing a 21.7% rise on 2018’s total.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/france-the-fastest-growing-market-for-prosecco/

 

How to (Confidently) Buy Aged Wines

The typical drinker does not have access to spacious wine cellars, and unlike many European nations, cellaring wine at home is simply not built into our drinking culture.

https://vinepair.com/articles/buying-aged-wine-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fbccd94022-FEB_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fbccd94022-38937345&mc_cid=fbccd94022&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Yuengling’s New ‘Flight’ Lager Takes Aim At Michelob Ultra

New “upscale light beer offering,” Yuengling Flight, which seems tailor-made to directly compete with the current category leader.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/yuengling-flight-lager-michelob-ultra/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fbccd94022-FEB_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fbccd94022-38937345&mc_cid=fbccd94022&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How many grapes go into a bottle of wine?

Depends, as it so often does in wine. Ballpark: 600 to 800 grape berries.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/columnists/gus-clemens/2020/02/26/how-many-grapes-go-into-bottle-wine/4625506002/

 

For Wine Expertise, Who Can You Really Trust?

As sommeliers have grown more visible in popular culture, the definition of the role has been stretched to the breaking point. Who actually deserves the title?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-wine-expertise-who-can-you-really-trust-11582748957

 

Education is Not Going to Save the Wine Industry

It’s imperative for anyone dealing with consumers to understand that education is not the engine that drives sales. It’s service, of which education is merely the grease that helps smooth things along.

https://spitbucket.net/2020/02/27/education-is-not-going-to-save-the-wine-industry/

 

Another ADA Lawsuit Alleges Website Not Accessible to the Blind

This time the Target is the Wine Enthusiast Catalog

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=226707

 

 

The Complete Guide To Fine Dessert Wines

Historically, sweeter wines were once the most popular and coveted style of wine.

https://www.luxurylifestylemag.co.uk/food-and-drink/the-complete-guide-to-fine-dessert-wines/

 

South African Wine Map

The South African wine industry goes back 350 years.

https://www.vinodiversity.com/southafrican-wine.html

 

Why wine tastes like different fruits?

Learn all the different aroma nuances found in wine

https://youtu.be/m_izcmUQas0

 

Why drink is the secret to humanity’s success

Why do humans drink?

The answer has emerged in a different and fascinating light, thanks to some intriguing new research. It is both simple and complex at the same time.

https://www.ft.com/content/c5ce0834-9a64-11e8-9702-5946bae86e6d

How Will the New Coronavirus Impact the Restaurant and Wine Industries?

The situation has been devastating to the wine and restaurant industries, who have seen business all but disappear.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-will-the-new-coronavirus-impact-the-restaurant-and-wine-industries

5 White Wine Varietals Worthy of Cellar Aging

Most people unfairly think that only red wines are worthy of significant cellar time.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/white-wine-varietals-cellar-aging/

 

New Whiskey

Diageo is launching two limited edition whiskies from female blenders. The first is a new edition of Jane Walker (41.9% abv), created by master blender Emma Walker. A blended malt Scotch aged for 10 years, that offering retails at $38 a 750-ml. Also new is Bulleit Bourbon Blenders’ Select No. 001 (50% abv), made by blender Eboni Major and retailing at $50. It’s the first edition in Bulleit’s new Blenders Select series.

Nearly 40% of beer-drinking Americans won’t buy Corona due to coronavirus, study shows

A new study found people may be skeptical of Corona beer because it shares part of its name with the virus making people ill across the world.

https://www.wric.com/health/coronavirus/nearly-40-of-beer-drinking-americans-wont-buy-corona-due-to-coronavirus-study-shows/

 

Does the size of a wine glass affect how much we drink?

The size of wine glasses varies across bars and restaurants

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2020/02/27/does-the-size-of-a-wine-glass-affect-how-much-we-drink/

 

Red Wine Of Provence – Why This Provençal Underdog Is Important

Provence. For years now we have associated this special place with beautiful pale pink rosé, lavender fields, crystal blue waters, sunhats, and a luxury lifestyle.

https://vintnerproject.com/learn/red-wine-of-provence-why-this-provencal-underdog-is-important/

 

Demographics and Wine: The Class Divide

But you might be surprised by the second most important variable – it’s education.

https://www.vineconomics.com/blog/demographics-and-wine-the-class-divide

 

Yes, Vodka has Flavor. These 12 Bottles Prove It.

Vodka has flavor, particularly depending on what you’re distilling with

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/24/best-vodka-flavor/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 03-02-20

March 2, 2020

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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03-02-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to Taste Wine

Scientists Link Moderate Wine Consumption to a Lower Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease

The Secret History of Presidents and Beer

 

 

Wine, corks and ecosystems

Closing a bottle with cork significantly reduces the carbon footprint of wine packaging and helps sustain vital ecosystems

https://theecologist.org/2020/feb/17/wine-corks-co2-sink

 

How To Avoid Red Wine Stains On Your Teeth?

Here’s the scoop on dental discoloration so you can take the right steps to maintain your pearly whites.

https://www.caribbeannationalweekly.com/lifestyle/health-fitness/how-to-avoid-red-wine-stains-on-your-teeth/

 

The Secret History of Presidents and Beer

It all started with George Washington.

https://vinepair.com/articles/president-beer-tradition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=edb26d4f69-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_14_10_42&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-edb26d4f69-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-edb26d4f69-38937345&mc_cid=edb26d4f69&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The curious case of the OLCC’s labeling battle with California’s Copper Cane Wines

Fourteen months later, Rutherford-based Copper Cane Wines & Provisions is still selling their wines in Oregon. The question is: why?

https://www.oregonlive.com/wine/2020/02/the-curious-case-of-the-olccs-labeling-battle-with-californias-copper-cane-wines.html

 

Dry January Is B.S. How About Moderation March?

So rather than swearing off alcohol for January, here’s my suggestion: Try moderation.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/dry-january-is-b-s-how-about-moderation-march

 

Upstate NY hemp winery, first in U.S., closes due to federal regulations

Sovereign Vines, based in Johnson City near Binghamton, may reopen if and when federal regulations make selling across state lines possible,

https://www.newyorkupstate.com/business/2020/02/upstate-ny-hemp-winery-first-in-us-closes-due-to-federal-regulations.html

 

4 Tips for Navigating the Menu When You’ve Already Had Enough

Here are a few tips to guide you through restaurant menus when client dinners are a must, but you can’t think about another big entree.

https://abalancedglass.com/30-days-of-discovery/2020/2/12/when-food-is-too-much-4-tips-for-navigating-the-menu-when-youve-already-had-enough

 

Where is the Curated Consumer Wine News?

Wouldn’t it be nice for a person with an editor’s mindset to begin delivering consumers something of a nightly newscast for wine.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/02/where-is-the-curated-consumer-wine-news/#comment-825633

 

MAREMMA TOSCANA DOC NOW THIRD LARGEST IN TUSCANY

The Maremma Toscana DOC consortium has reported an increase in its membership last year with numbers now totalling 314. It is now the third largest DOC in Tuscany, in terms of surface area.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/maremma-toscana-doc-now-third-largest-in-tuscany/

Wine vs. weed in Napa Valley

Some of the region’s storied vintners are sounding the alarm that California’s newest legal crop could damage the flavor — and brand — of their prized wines.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/18/wine-vs-weed-in-napa-valley-115322

 

4 Specific Challenges Of Pregnancy And New Motherhood While Working In Wine

Gender Imbalance Around Professional Progression

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/02/18/4-specific-challenges-of-pregnancy-and-new-motherhood-while-working-in-wine/#2dc2b97b1a96

 

There’s what in my wine? The gross ingredients in wine no one talks about

Most people aren’t even aware of what non-vegan ingredients are in wine.

https://vegansbaby.com/theres-what-in-my-wine-the-gross-ingredients-in-wine-no-one-talks-about/

 

Why Old Vine Wines Are So Special

Let’s figure out why these elderly grapevines are the real deal.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/why-old-vine-wines-are-so-special/

 

 

Your No-Fear Guide to Pâté, and What to Drink With It

While pâté typically includes liver, it does not need to.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chicken-liver-pate-foie-gras-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f32f4efef1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_14_11_51&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f32f4efef1-38937345&ct=t()&mc_cid=f32f4efef1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Americans trust food & beverage companies 2X more than corporations as a whole

 

Wine’s biggest challenge: Most AlcBev consumers don’t drink wine

 

50 of the Best Low Calorie Beers

Here are 50 of the best low calorie beers.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/lowest-calorie-beer

 

Is There Such Thing as Barrel Aging in Bamboo?

It is extremely uncommon, and for good reasons.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-bamboo-aging/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2c8e0a29a7-FEB_19_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2c8e0a29a7-38937345&mc_cid=2c8e0a29a7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Americans Prefer Red And Other Wine Facts

The survey, which was just released, revealed some interesting habits and findings.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanettehurt/2020/02/18/americans-prefer-red-and-other-wine-facts-to-toast-national-wine-day/#3f5233ba1057

 

 

Are we really saying that wine can’t compete with hard seltzer on… authenticity?

After years of strong growth, sales flattened in 2019. And younger drinkers (mostly the Millennial generation) have been slower to adopt wine as their beverage of choice than previous generations. So, what’s the outlook?

https://tablascreek.typepad.com/tablas/2020/02/are-we-really-saying-that-wine-cant-compete-with-hard-seltzer-on-authenticity.html

 

What Wine Twitter Taught Me About Wine

The seemingly innocuous tweet became a micro-phenomenon the way many viral tweets do

https://punchdrink.com/articles/what-wine-twitter-taught-me-about-wine-culture-james-suckling-jancis-robinson/

 

6 Winter Whites and What to Pair With Them

Read on for six winter whites and what to eat with them.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-winter-white-wine-pairing-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cfeec455f8-FEB_20_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cfeec455f8-38937345&mc_cid=cfeec455f8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Portugal looms large on wine map

The tiny, coastal Mediterranean country is about the size of Indiana, but it’s punching above its weight when it comes to producing better wines each year.

https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/02/19/portugal-looms-large-on-wine-map/

Scientists Link Moderate Wine Consumption to a Lower Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease

A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has found a link between moderate consumption of alcohol and a reduced chance of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD)

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/scientists-link-moderate-wine-consumption-to-lower-risk-of-kidney-disease

 

 

What’s a wine cave really for?

The vast majority of wine caves are not an amenity, but rather a tool for the production of an agricultural product

https://www.summitdaily.com/news/wine-ink-whats-a-wine-cave-really-for/

 

 

Why would a bottle of red wine bubble over like a bottle of Champagne?

Some bacteria could have been introduced, or some residual sugar was left and started a second fermentation.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/why-would-a-bottle-of-red-wine-bubble-over-like-a-bottle-of-champagne

 

Grand Cru Champagne – More than meets the eye

Grand Cru is certainly a useful indicator of quality especially if you’re completely stumped and have nothing else to go on, but these words are not the be-all-and-end all.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/grand-cru-champagne-more-than-meets-the-eye/

New Beer

Constellation Brands has partnered with country music star Luke Bryanto launch Two Lane American Golden Lager. Two Lane is at 4.2% abv and touts its use of only U.S.-sourced ingredients. The Two Lane brand also includes a line of 4.5% abv hard seltzers in Cherry Limeade, Blueberry Lemonade, Watermelon Punch, and Peach Tea flavors. The lager will first be available throughout the South on March 2 in 6- and 12-packs, as well as single pounders, with a 12-pack carrying a suggested price of $16. Two Lane will tour with Bryan during his upcoming summer tour, which begins May 28.

Thinking about Objectivity and Wine Tasting

Everyone from consumers to wine shop owners, to wine critics, to winemakers are in the business of distinguishing good wine from bad wine and communicating those distinctions to others

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/02/20/thinking-about-objectivity-and-wine-tasting/

Augmented reality from every USA wine label

Content for more than 10,000 American wine brands will be displayed on the Winerytale App in stunning augmented reality from July this year in a massive boost for the local industry.

https://winerytale.com/augmented-reality-from-every-usa-wine-label/

Villa Maria to launch film on Amazon Prime

The hour-long film provides an insight into the highs and lows of making wine and is set to launch on Amazon on 27 February.

https://drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/8714/Villa_Maria_to_launch_film_on_Amazon_Prime.html

 

 

CRUS BOURGEOIS UNVEILS NEW CLASSIFICATION

The classification covers 249 châteaux and ranks them as either Cru Bourgeois, Cru Bourgeois Supérieur or Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/crus-bourgeois-unveils-new-classification/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=ede5847825-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_20_10_35&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-ede5847825-64683881

 

 

SWEDISH ALCOHOL MONOPOLY SUES WINE APP VIVINO

In a complaint filed at Sweden’s patent and market court, Systembolaget stated: “Vivino’s sale of alcoholic drinks is in violation of the Alcohol Act and is illegal.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/swedish-alcohol-monopoly-sues-wine-app-vivino/

How to pair wine with Girl Scout cookies

Girl Scout cookie season is upon us – and what better way to celebrate than by combining them with wine

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/wine-pairings-for-girl-scout-cookies

Why Quality Photography Is Crucial To Your Winery’s Marketing Success

There are different types of photos and each has its rightful place and purpose. It’s important to include a variety of images including lifestyle, commercial, and product.

https://www.hwy29creative.com/blog/why-quality-photography-is-crucial-to-your-winerys-marketing-success

Making wine for cans: what you need to know

Research from the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) shows that the ‘wine in a can’ format has been a fast growing product category internationally, with segments of the US market leading the way.

https://winetitles.com.au/winemaking-for-cans-what-you-need-to-know/

Liquor, Wine or Beer? What to Drink if You’re Environmentally Conscious

How to reduce your environmental impact when consuming adult beverages.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/liquor-wine-or-beer-what-to-drink-if-youre-environmentally-conscious/2221749/

The Ultimate Guide to the Wide World of Fortified Wine

Fortification, the addition of grape spirit to wine either during or after fermentation, is a technique used to increase alcohol content and stop fermentation.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/02/21/guide-to-fortified-wine/

PAIRINGS FOR EACH STYLE OF CHAMPAGNE

Here’s some suggestions for you to keep in mind the next time you pop a bottle of bubbles.

https://www.finevintageltd.com/food-and-wine-pairing/understanding-champagne/

How to Taste Wine

So, want to learn how to taste and evaluate a glass of wine like an expert?

https://www-winemag-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.winemag.com/2015/08/25/how-to-taste-wine/amp/

 

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February 25, 2020

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Liquor Industry News 02-24-20

February 24, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

02-24-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

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

Are beer bottles or cans better?

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Your Wine Collection?

 

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

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

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

Volcanic Wines Explode In Central France

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interesting feedback on a wine country visit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why palm wine is good for you

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

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

LINKING WINE CONSUMPTION WITH HEALTH CLAIMS IS RISKY

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

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

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

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

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

The Best Fried Food and Champagne Pairings

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Internet wine reviews may be misleading

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

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

 

 

7 Tasty Pairings For Dessert and Wine

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

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

 

Sparkling Wine in Wartime

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

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

 

Wine Tasting for the Instagram Generation

All about the Rosé Mansion

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

TTB approves Potassium Polyaspartate for Wines in US Market

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

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

Make Me Blush with New Spritzed Rosé Moscato

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

IN STOCK!

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

Don’t Call It “Sparkling Wine”

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

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

 

Why the coronavirus could hurt Budweiser beer

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

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

 

The Latest on the Flavor Pairing Saga

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

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

 

Malolactic Fermentation in Reds Wines – Best Explanation Ever

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

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

MOËT HENNESSY GOES HERBICIDE-FREE

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

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

 

CO2 CAPTURED BY CORK ENOUGH TO OFFSET FOOTPRINT OF GLASS

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Where Is Wine Going?

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

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

 

WINE PRICES TO DROP DUE TO EXCESS IN SUPPLY OF GRAPES

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

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

 

Misunderstood wine terms

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

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

 

An Introduction to Understanding Volcanic Wines

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

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

 

What Exactly Is Mixed-Culture Fermentation?

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

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

 

The Best Cheap Whiskeys Under $25 Right Now

Every bottle on this list is a bourbon.

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

 

Montana Town Saves $1 Million Treating Water With Beer Waste

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

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

 

 

New Tariff Update

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

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

The online challenge for wine

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

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

 

Sauternes cocktails stir up debate in Bordeaux

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Will New Hampshire Government Take on All Three-Tiers

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

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

Frozen leaves can affect wine flavors

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

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

The Esquire Guide To Craft Beer

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

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

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

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

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

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Your Wine Collection?

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

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

 

 

Are beer bottles or cans better?

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

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

Craft beer lovers are better informed than ever

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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February 17, 2020

Franklin Liquors

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02-17-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

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

How To Make A Cheesecake Cocktail

Beer. Rimming. Are You In or Out?

Italian Wine Cooperatives

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

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

 

STAND WITH CRAFT BEER!

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

https://massbrewersguild.org/take-action

 

Why Central Europeans Heat Their Beer With a Bierwärmer

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

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

 

Is Canada the New Napa?

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

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

 

What is the Sirtfood Diet?

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

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

 

Kansas City Chiefs World Champions Etched Wine

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

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

 

What can the wine industry learn from craft beer?

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

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

 

New Bourbon

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Sol Limón y Sal launches in the U.S.

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

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

 

Winemakers plea for right to sell Prosecco

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

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

 

IDAHO: A WINE SCENE TO WATCH

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

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

 

The History of Ice in Your Drink

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

10 Things You Should Know About Svedka Vodka

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

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

 

Beer. Rimming. Are You In or Out?

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

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

 

Looking at cannabis-infused beverages

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

BORDEAUX WINE TRADE DEMANDS €300M COMPENSATION FOR US TARIFFS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get Over It! Boxed Wine Is Better Than Bottled

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

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

A study identifies 17 key compounds in wine aromas

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

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

The shelter giving wine to alcoholics

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

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

Wine Dogs Sniff Out Contaminated Barrels

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

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

Instant Pot Red Wine Beef Roast

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

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

Which Are The Best Markets For American Wine?

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

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

Organically Sonoma Launches

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

https://organicallysonoma.com/

CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE 2019 Report:

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

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

What do you know about wine?

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

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

 

The Lebanese Wine Renaissance

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

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

 

Unraveling the Master Sommelier Exam Cheating Scandal

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Why ‘Mommy Juice’ Is Total BS

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CHABLIS RISKS LOSING ‘BOURGOGNE’ AOC IN INAO SHAKE UP

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

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

 

CHANGYU LAUNCHES BARREL-AGED WHITE CABERNET

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

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

 

What you should know about wine trends

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

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

Why Is Everyone So Obsessed with Funky Wine?

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

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

The Reason Why Wine Bottles Have Dents in the Bottom

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

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

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

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

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

A Quick and Easy Guide to Michigan Wine

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

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

Restaurant Wine Lists Are Complicated, and Shouldn’t Be

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

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

SEAFOOD AND WINE PAIRING 101

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

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

 

Constellation Extends Cooper & Thief With Brandy Barrel Aged Pinot

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

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

 

Apothic Launches First Varietal Wine

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

IN STOCK!

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

 

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

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

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

DTC WINE SHIPPING SLOWS IN US AS MARKET MATURES

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

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

WINE PICKER FOUNDERS LAUNCH FOOD ALLERGY ‘E-WAITER’

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

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

Bizarre Facts About Wine and Your Sex Drive

Why is Wine and Sex a Thing?

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

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

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

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

Wine Trends as Predicted By a Wine Expert

2020 Trends

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

 

Wine grape growers lose labor to cannabis farms

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

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

RED WINE BUCATINI WITH PANCETTA AND PARMESAN

Red wine pasta might be a game changer

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

 

The Influence of Alcohol Content on Aroma Release in Wine Tasting

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

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

 

Wine Has a Design Problem

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

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

 

Funk is the New Black

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

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

 

Wine Lovers Embrace Breakthrough Loyalty Program’s Generous Reward Opportunities

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

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

Pairing Champagne with Traditional Chinese Cuisine

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

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

How To Make A Cheesecake Cocktail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How feasible is biodynamic wine production?

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

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

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

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

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

An example of why smelling a wine cork matters

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

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

Unravelling regional typicality of Shiraz

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Greek Wine

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

No doubt about it, some wines stink.

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

 

Best 7 Wines For Cooking

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

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7.5 Common Mistakes People Make With Champagne

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

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

6 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE MARTINI

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

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

Does Beer on Draft Actually Taste Better?

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

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

HARIBO TAKES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST ALCOHOLIC SWEETS FIRM

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

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

Sous Vide Homebrewing Is an Inexpensive Way to Improve Your Beer

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

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

The 3 Best Ways to Clean Your Wine Decanter

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

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

New Tin Cup

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

New Allagash Organic Beer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fruit-forward Keylightful primed for a March debut

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

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

The History of German Riesling

The grape didn’t become “noble” overnight.

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

 

US states do not import wine from the same places

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

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

 

 

Department Stores Are Betting on Booze to Boost Retail

A bar means people are spending more time within your walls

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

 

How to Elevate Wine Service in a Casual Setting

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

An argument for heavy wine bottles

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

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

 

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

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

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

How the beer industry is taking on climate change

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

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

 

 

Clausthaler Introduces Grapefruit Non-Alcoholic Beer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How drinking wine helps your brain

Science is telling us about the benefits of drinking wine.

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

A Brooklyn Man Registered His Beer as an Emotional Support Animal

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

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

The science behind nonalcoholic spirits

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

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

THE SURGE OF HARD SELTZER

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

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

 

The changing color of rosé

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

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

 

 

New RumChata

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

 

A [NEW] New York State of Wine

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Montalcino: A wine and food lover’s guide

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

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

 

What Will Be the Cheese Trends of 2020?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

12 CELEBRITIES WITH THEIR OWN TEQUILA BRANDS

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

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

Georgia is the Spiritual Home of Natural Wine

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

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

 

Sorry, But Wine Tariffs Are Still a HUGE Problem

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Pabst Brews Up New Beer In Milwaukee

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

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

 

Is Green Wine Really Wine?

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

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

 

16 Stylish Wines For Upscale Breakfasts

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

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

 

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

These tools will help you make hot cocktails.

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

 

New Whisky

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

 

Want to match food and wine?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Why You Should Be Drinking Austrian Sekt

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

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

What is terroir? A beginner’s guide

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

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

How to Drink More Champagne and Spend Less

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

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

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

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

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

When you’re faced with a terrible wine glass

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

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

How to Find Out if Your Beer Is Actually Vegan

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

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

 

H&M DEBUTS LEATHER ALTERNATIVE MADE FROM WINE WASTE

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

A complete guide to vegan alcohol

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

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

 

New Sam Adams Bar

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

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

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

WE LOE THE POWER OF QUINI!

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

College Students Prefer Liquor To Beer In New Survey

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Natural wines: a fraud on wine lovers?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Spain’s Rueda Wine Region Allows New Grapes and Classifications

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

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

Moderation and Drinking Across Categories on the Rise

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

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

“Smart” dispenser serves up wine at the ideal temperature

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

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

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

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February 3, 2020

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02-03-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

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

The 15 Most Underrated Beers in the World

Baileys tops booze list in 2019 YouGov Buzz Rankings

How To Make Sparkling Sangria

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

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

BEER NAMED AFTER DRUG LORD AWAITS GOVERNMENT APPROVAL

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

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

Wine And The Weather

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

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

The Ultimate Wine and Food Pairing Guide

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

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

 

The Truth in Wine Labels

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

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

 

Early smoke taint research begins in Australian wine regions

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

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

 

Can Grocery Outlet spread the gospel of quality cheap wine?

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

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

 

Where biggest threats to wine are coming from

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bill proposed in MA would make miniature liquor bottles redeemable

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Chemist suggests a way to measure the taste of beer

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Smartphones boost consumer interest in wine while ‘knowledge’ slides

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

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

 

Picking a Distributor for Your Wine Brand Is Tough.

Here’s Why You Should Go with a Beer Distributor

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

 

The Biggest Wine Company You’ve Never Heard Of

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

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

 

Getting a Handle on the Wellness-Branded Beverage Trend

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

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

Sangiovese RESET

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

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

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

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

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

The Chinese Made Beer 6000 Years Ago. This is How

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

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

PIEDMONT WINERY ADOPTS BLOCKCHAIN CLOSURES

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

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

Walpole MA winery a generational endeavor

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

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

Wine myths debunked

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

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

How to Understand (Almost) Everything on a Wine Label

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

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

New Wine

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

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Get to Know the Paso Robles AVA Through Its Diversity

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

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

 

How Wine, Art and Diamonds Defy the Laws of Economics

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

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

 

The Coming of Pink Prosecco

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

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

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

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

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

 

IS SHIPPING WINE IN BOTTLE A THING OF THE PAST?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Should your wine label and website match?

Key elements that should match between packaging and website:

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

 

Flo Rida to open distillery in Florida with VG Spirits

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

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

 

Baileys tops booze list in 2019 YouGov Buzz Rankings

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

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

 

WINE GIANT BAREFOOT LAUNCHES HARD SELTZER RANGE

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

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

 

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

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

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

Are Champagne Flutes a Thing of the Past?

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

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

How To Make Fizz Fruit Skewers

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

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

How to find the right wine?

Match good taste, good value, wine columnist says

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Sparkling wine not just for the holidays

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Riunite Announces Spring Launch of New Canned Sangria Line

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

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

 

Moderate Wine Consumption Linked to Greater Life Expectancy

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

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

 

Augmented Reality on Every Australian Wine in 2020

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

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

 

Drew Bledsoe’s Long Game in Washington and Oregon

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Italian wine production drops sharply after year of extreme weather

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

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

 

Stupid Wine Description Winners From 2019

So here’s to having a few good laughs!

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

The Valtellina: Home of Chiavennasca

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

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

 

Wine Bouquet Vs Aroma

What Makes the Taste of Wine?

https://youtu.be/uLjrdkXWEgw

 

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

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

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

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

New JD Package

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

 

 

Wine etiquette –real or imagined

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

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

 

Italian police uncover major wine fraud

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

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

 

How learning about wine can improve the way you Drink

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

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

 

13 Things You Should Know About Stella Rosa

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

7 Tips on How To keep Wine Fresh After Opening

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

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

 

The 15 Most Underrated Beers in the World

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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January 27, 2020

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01-27-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2020

On 17 January 1920. America was officially “dry”

Does it cost more to be organic?

 

How I taste wines for review at Wine Enthusiast

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

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

 

PLAY IT BY TIER: BOURGOGNE’S NEW CLASSIFICATIONS

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

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

 

The Meaning of Wine Scores

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

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

 

Heat is a killer

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

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

 

2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Winners

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

White Claw Hard Seltzer to open $250m plant

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

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

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

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

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

How Long Does Wine Last?

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

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

How to Taste at a Consumer Event

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

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

 

 

Why Winemaking Is About More Than Making Wine

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

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

 

WHY WOULD YOU ADD ANTIFREEZE TO WINE?

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

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

 

Tips for Identifying Flavors in Wine

The three main ways to identify flavors in wine.

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

 

Six curious facts about smell

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

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

 

How Prohibition changed the way Americans drink, 100 years ago

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

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

 

 

Did Lead Poisoning Cause Beethoven’s Hearing Loss?

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

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

 

‘World’s first’ jackfruit-flavored vodka launches

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

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

 

WINE BECOMES ‘MORE INFREQUENT BEVERAGE’

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

Limiting pesticides in wine

So how can zero pesticide residue wines be made?

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

 

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

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

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

 

How are alchohol-free wine and beer made?

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

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

 

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

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

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

Filtered vs Unfiltered Wine: Which is Better?

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

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

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

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

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

How Private-Label Goods Are Taking Over Retail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Truth in Package Labeling: On a Wine Bottle?

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

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

Five ways to discover new wines in the new year

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

The Year Bourbon Went Ballistic

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

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

 

Does it cost more to be organic?

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

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

How to reduce phthalate levels in wine

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

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

 

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

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