Liquor Industry News/Links 8-22-13

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Thursday August 22nd 2013

Todays Industry News/Links

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW



When A New Technology Saved The French Wine Industry

By Steve Savage | August 22nd 2013

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Vintage Wine Estates has acquired Clos Pegase Winery and Vineyards for an undisclosed sum, reports Wine Spectator. The sale includes the 25,000-case winery near Calistoga, 215 acres of vineyards, the brand and inventory. Richard Sowalsky will remain as winemaker and will consult with Vintage chief winemaker Marco Di Giulio. Vintage managing partner Pat Roney told Wine Spectator that there won’t be any winemaking style changes, and that the new owners plan to add vine acreage and replant sections of the winery’s two existing vineyards in Calistoga and Carneros, with a new emphasis on Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Winery production is expected to expand—the permit allows for 80,000 cases annually.

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The biology behind a beer’s ‘bite’: You’re tasting carbonic acid!

Alan Boyle, Science Editor NBC News

Researchers say the refreshing bite you get from an ice-cold beer or soda comes from a chemical reaction that’s going on inside your mouth — a reaction that turns the beverage’s carbon dioxide bubbles into irritating carbonic acid.

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The Periodic Table Of Alcohol’ Charts All Your Favorite Beverages

MEGAN WILLETT AUG. 21, 2013, 3:26 PM

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22nd August, 2013 by Lucy Shaw

Burgundy-based Louis Jadot has acquired a vineyard in the Willamette Valley in Oregon for Pinot Noir production for an undisclosed sum.

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Ten Napa Valley wineries that should be better known

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The Science Of Decanting

Tyler Colman considers the delicate art of decanting, and why it works.

Posted Wednesday, 21-Aug-2013

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