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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

03-20-2023

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Drunk shopping costs US consumers $14 billion

The 30 Best Bourbons (2023)

How climate change threatens California wine

Second-cheapest wine on the menu isn’t a bad choice after all, study says

The age-old maxim regarding the second-cheapest wine on the menu and its relative shortcomings is well known. However, a new study may just have put paid to the idea that the second most-reasonable plonk is a poor choice for drinkers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/02/second-cheapest-wine-on-the-menu-isnt-a-bad-choice-after-all-study-says/

Wine XP launches Portuguese wine tourism website and App

The new booking platform has launched an App and website to easily book wine experiences throughout Portugal.

https://www.portugalresident.com/wine-xp-launches-portuguese-wine-tourism-website-and-app/

IS NATURAL WINE BETTER FOR YOU?

Aside from a unique flavor and color, this wine doesn’t differ much

https://www.inverse.com/health/natural-wine-unique-health-benefits

New Zealand Winemakers Wonder What They Can Salvage in the Aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle 

Compounding the impact was the timing of the storm, striking on the cusp of the 2023 vintage.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/02/24/cyclone-gabrielle-vineyards/

15 of the best movies about wine and winemaking

The best films about winemaking come in many genres, from documentaries to fictional tales.

https://www.plonkwineclub.com/blogs/stories/15-of-the-best-movies-about-wine-and-winemaking

How climate change threatens California wine

Climate change is like a lesson in the butterfly effect — that theory drawn from chaos theory that even one small perturbation, like the flutter of a butterfly, can send off a cascade of impacts and alter future events, on a small or large scale.

https://sacramento.newsreview.com/2023/02/24/how-climate-change-threatens-california-wine/

10 Social Media Accounts That Will Help Expand Your Wine Knowledge

Social media has changed the way we drink wine

https://www.winemag.com/2023/02/24/wine-social-media-accounts-to-follow/

Chilean Sauvignon Blanc Is on the Rise Thanks to Two Coastal Regions

Casablanca and Leyda are acquiring a reputation as producers of world-class Sauvignon Blanc

https://www.winemag.com/2023/02/27/chilean-sauvignon-blanc/

A Visual Guide to All the Different Shapes and Sizes of Wine Bottles

A wine bottle’s unique appearance can provide a wealth of information about the liquid inside.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-bottle-size-guide-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f86b4b6756-February_28_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f86b4b6756-38937345&mc_cid=f86b4b6756&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Uncorking American Individualism: How the AVA System Defines Our Distinctive Wines

Today we have over 200 AVAs, and while American wine drinkers may only know of a handful of them, each and every one is worth celebrating.

https://vinepair.com/articles/american-wine-ava-celebration/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f86b4b6756-February_28_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f86b4b6756-38937345&mc_cid=f86b4b6756&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Zip Tie Trick To Rescue A Floating Cork In Your Wine Bottle

You forgot a corkscrew. Your friends inform you that they’ve become beer drinkers since you last saw them and can’t find their corkscrew.

https://www.thedailymeal.com/1210961/the-zip-tie-trick-to-rescue-a-floating-cork-in-your-wine-bottle/

Optical Illusion: Only 2% of people can spot the wine bottle in the wine cellar in 5 seconds. Can you?

In this optical illusion picture, a wine bottle is hiding in plain sight in the wine cellar. Only 2% of people are able to spot the hidden bottle in 5 seconds. Are you one of them? Test your observation skills by attempting this optical illusion challenge now!

https://www.jagranjosh.com/general-knowledge/optical-illusion-only-2-of-people-can-spot-the-wine-bottle-in-the-wine-cellar-in-5-seconds-can-you-1677332669-1

8 Things You Should Know About Josh Cellars

There are few labels as pervasive on wine shop and grocery store shelves as Josh Cellars.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-josh-cellars/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9f13b91548-February_27_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9f13b91548-38937345&mc_cid=9f13b91548&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why It’s Time for Fine Wine to Ditch the Cork and Embrace Screw Caps

Some winemakers have already made the switch—and they’re pleased with the results.

https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/screw-cap-fine-wine-ditch-cork-1234812520/

Alt-Nebbiolo, Anyone?

Thomas Jefferson, Barolo and Giuseppe Vaira

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/alt-nebbiolo-anyone-thomas-jefferson-barolo-and-giuseppe-vaira

Gallo Extends High Noon With Tequila Seltzers

Spirit of Gallo’s vodka seltzer line High Noon SunSips is readying its first major expansion with the launch of High Noon Tequila Seltzer. Made with blanco Tequila and juice, the line extension will launch with the four flavors—Lime, Grapefruit, Passionfruit, and Strawberry—all at 4.5% abv. Rolling out beginning this month, High Noon Tequila will be available nationally by May and will be supported by a full marketing campaign launching later this month. It will be available in 8-packs of cans priced at $22.

Drinks to Go should go in MA

Underage drinking is a problem with home deliveries

https://commonwealthmagazine.org/opinion/drinks-to-go-should-go/

Wine label compliance, part 2 the back side

In my post on February 14th, I shared about the TTB requirements for the items required to be listed on wine labels and a bit about how those required items are connected to the label approval process.

https://winecompliancealliance.com/wine-label-compliance-part-2-the-back-side/

The Questions That Swirl Around Driving Drunk

Two things on drunk driving..

https://tomwark.substack.com/p/questions-swirl-driving-drunk

Slovenia Is the Most Underrated Wine Destination in Europe

Wine tourism is blossoming in Slovenia — and for good reason.

https://www.foodandwine.com/slovenia-wine-region-tourism-7167629

New Kraken

The Kraken Rum is rolling out a new Gold Spiced expression. The 35% abv extension retails at $22 a 750-ml. and is also available in 1-liter and 1.75-liter bottles. Lander Otegui, SVP of marketing at Proximo Spirits, noted that “gold spiced rum occasions are now the highest among the rum category.” To back the launch, the brand is launching a new visual campaign, “Tale of Gold,” as well as a Golden Hour sweepstakes. The advertisement is directed by Rich Lee, known for his work on the first three The Pirates of the Caribbean films.

The AVA Maps used by Academic Wine Researchers

It was 2017, and wineries used designated grape-growing regions on their wine labels

https://winedataresearcher.com/the-ava-maps-used-by-academic-wine-researchers/

SIP INTO BLISS: DISCOVERING THE VIBRANT WORLD OF LAMBRUSCO WINES

Here are the three main varieties of Lambrusco, along with some information about their terroir, soil types, and sub-zones:

https://nativegrapes.blogspot.com/2023/03/sip-into-bliss-discovering-vibrant.html

Big news: new genetic evidence shows that the grapevine was domesticated in two locations, and 3000 years earlier than previously thought

Hold the press: Georgia turns out not to be the origin of the wine grapes widely used today.

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https://wineanorak.com/2023/03/02/big-news-new-genetic-evidence-shows-that-the-grapevine-was-domesticated-in-two-locations-and-3000-years-earlier-than-previously-thought/

New Rombauer

Napa Valley’s Rombauer Vineyards is entering the Pinot Noir segment, debuting at 2021 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir ($65). To source grapes for the new offering, Rombauer partnered with renowned Pinot Noir maker Adam Lee, and sourced from locations owned by the Franscioni and Pisoni families. For Rombauer, known for Chardonnay, this marks the first portfolio expansion since the producer added Sauvignon Blanc in 2014. Rombauer farms nearly 900 acres of vineyards across Carneros, Atlas Peak, Stags Leap, St. Helena, Calistoga, Sonoma Valley, and the Sierra Foothills.

The 30 Best Bourbons (2023)

Bourbon continues to rank among the most popular distilled spirits in the United States — and it’s not just sales seeing a spike.

We Have Many IN STOCK!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/30-best-bourbons-2021/

Champagne: Vintage vs Non-Vintage

Firstly, let us understand the difference between vintage Champagne and non-vintage Champagne. When it comes to Champagne there are five important things to understand and each of them you will find on the label!

https://glassofbubbly.com/champagne-vintage-vs-non-vintage/

Why You Don’t Need to Sniff the Cork When Your Server Presents It to You

While it may seem sophisticated to give the cork a whiff or feel awkward to receive the cork and not do anything with it, this common restaurant ritual is often a futile act fueled by a series of misconceptions.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sniffing-corks-at-restaurants/

New Rumchata

RumChata, part of the Spirit of Gallo portfolio, is introducing a new flavor, Coconut Cream. Billed as a summery, rum-forward expression of the liqueur brand, Coconut Cream joins the original RumChata as well as flavors like Limón and Peppermint Bark in the lineup. RumChata is backed by an ongoing “Have Your Unusual” consumer campaign. RumChata grew an estimated 1.5% to 645,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

5 best apps to determine how much a bottle of wine gifted to you is worth

Unlocking what somebody spent on you just got easier

https://www.foxnews.com/tech/5-best-apps-determine-bottle-wine-gifted-you-worth

Dry White Wine for Cooking

Want a dry white wine for cooking?  The most important thing to know is that the wine should taste good on its own. A poor-quality wine can ruin a great dish.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/dry-white-wine-for-cooking/

Amazon Wanted to ‘Unlock’ the Liquor Market by Secretly Lobbying to Change Laws, Leaked Document Shows

A leaked 2020 policy document shows that Amazon had detailed plans for “proactively changing alcohol laws” to get better sales.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/4axkkb/amazon-wanted-to-unlock-the-liquor-market-by-secretly-lobbying-to-change-laws-leaked-document-shows

3 Promising Places Where the Ancient Malvasia Bianca Grape Is Thriving

The Malvasia family of grapes is ancient, hearty and prolific. Yet, it is often an overlooked component in blends—even making up a small fraction of bottlings claiming to be “single varietal” wines made from other white grapes.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/03/03/malvasia-bianca-regions/

10 Oscar-Inspired Cocktail Pairings for Every Best Picture Nominee

With no further ado, the nominees for best picture are…

https://www.winemag.com/2023/03/03/oscar-cocktails/

7 Things You Should Know About Peroni

 Peroni has made its mark as the quintessential Italian beer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-peroni/

What’s next for New Zealand reds?

Sauvignon Blanc might be the juggernaut of the New Zealand wine world, but the country’s elegant reds are pulling in growing numbers of consumers. And it’s not all about Pinot Noir in 2023, as db discovers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/03/whats-next-for-new-zealands-reds/

New 19 Crimes

Treasury Wine Estates is extending 19 Crimes with a California Sauvignon Blanc. Snoop Cali Blanc retails at $15 and marks the fourth entry in 19 Crimes’ collaboration with Snoop Dogg. It joins Snoop Cali Red, Cali Rose, and Snoop Cali Gold in the collection. 19 Crimes benefited from new product activity last year, with its Martha’s Chard and Cali Gold offerings—the former marketed in collaboration with Martha Stewart—jumping out to 170,000 cases and 65,000 cases respectively in 2022.

Jack Daniel’s unveils branded motorbike

Brown-Forman-owned Jack Daniel’s has partnered with the US’s first motorcycle company Indian Motorcycle to produce 177 limited edition bikes.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2023/03/jack-daniels-unveils-branded-motorbike/

What is Prosecco DOCG Rive?

Even Prosecco has quality levels and should not be mistaken as just a cheap way to enjoy bubbles in your glass.

https://glassofbubbly.com/what-is-prosecco-docg-rive/

The One Thing You Should Always Do When Drinking Vodka

While making sure you don’t drink on an empty stomach is generally sound advice for all categories of alcohol, it is particularly pertinent to vodka — especially when drinking it straight.

https://vinepair.com/articles/do-this-when-drinking-vodka/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b6aec2fd82-March_10_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b6aec2fd82-38937345&mc_cid=b6aec2fd82&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Impact of AI on Wine Writing: Will it Be as Big as We Think?

Most of the commentary assumed that ‘wine writing’ means ‘tasting notes’. And, indeed, AI can write tasting notes that are indistinguishable from classic wine notes.

https://areni.global/the-impact-of-ai-on-wine-writing-will-it-be-as-big-as-we-think/

Discover the most-mentioned Champagne brands in song lyrics

The most-mentioned Champagne brands in song lyrics has been revealed in a study showing the popularity and aspiration linked to fizz.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/03/discover-the-most-mentioned-champagne-brands-in-song-lyrics/

Is Red Wine Good for You and Your Heart Health?

Experts became curious about whether red wine is good for you when researchers discovered that many French people had healthy hearts, despite eating diets high in saturated fat

https://www.goodrx.com/well-being/diet-nutrition/is-red-wine-good-for-you

Shelf Talkers

When you walk into a wine shop and amble down the aisles, there are frequently small, glossy placards placed beneath some of the bottles gracing the shelves.

https://valleyadvocate.com/2023/03/08/shelf-talkers/

Learn Wine With The 9 Major Styles

Most wines fit into 9 major categories that include all red, white, rosé, sparkling and dessert wines.

https://winefolly.com/tips/the-9-major-wine-styles/

Could the new ‘sober up jab’ help stop hangovers?

A “sobering up” injection that could help people quickly recover from hangovers is being explored by scientists.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/03/could-the-new-sober-up-jab-help-stop-hangovers/

What’s the best way to travel with wine and avoid “bottle shock”?

Now that we’re traveling again, it’s time to start thinking about how to pack our favorite gift or souvenir.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-s-the-best-way-to-travel-with-wine-and-avoid-bottle-shock

You’ve Been Drinking Orange Wine Wrong  

By wrong, I mean serving them like I once had: ice cold.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/03/07/orange-wine-serving-temperature/

Study: Young cannabis users drinking less alcohol

A new industry study found that 60 percent of cannabis users have cut back on alcohol consumption in the last 20 years.

https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/3762452-study-young-cannabis-users-drinking-less-alcohol/

New Beam RTD

Beam Suntory has expanded its RTD offerings, launching a new line of Jim Beam branded flavored malt beverages through the company’s partnership with the Boston Beer Company. Jim Beam Kentucky Coolers come in four flavors—Strawberry Punch, Black Cherry Lemonade, Sweet Tea Lemonade, and Citrus Punch—all at 5% abv and 120 calories per 12-ounce serving. The RTDs are now available across the U.S. in 12-can variety packs, individual 6-packs, and single serving 24-ounce cans for around $17, $10, and $3.50, respectively.

Understanding the German VDP Wine Classification System

VPD — or Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter — is a group of about 200 German wine producers who act independently from the German Wine Act.

https://mag.sommtv.com/2023/03/vdp-wine-classification-system/

Drunk shopping costs US consumers $14 billion

Consumers in the US spent US$14 billion shopping while under the influence of alcohol in 2022.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2023/03/drunk-shopping-costs-us-consumers-14bn/

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

03-06-2023

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A Standard Drink is not what you think it is

Why Sugar-Free Wine Labels Are A Little Misleading

8 Presidents Who Loved Wine—a Lot

Portuguese winemakers call for urgent action over bottle prices

Wine producers in Portugal are calling for urgent action from the government over the rapidly soaring cost of glass bottles.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/02/portuguese-winemakers-call-for-urgent-action-over-bottle-prices/

The How of Wine: What’s In My Wine?

Have you ever looked at a bottle of wine and struggled to find out what was in it other than grapes?

https://www.idahopress.com/community/community_columns/the-how-of-wine-whats-in-my-wine/article_fc833de6-a977-11ed-84f5-672c51e7f66d.html

What Is Madeira Wine and How Is It Used In Cooking?

Madeira, a robust and flavorful fortified wine, is famously long-lasting — but what else do you need to know about this Portuguese libation?

https://www.allrecipes.com/article/what-is-madeira-wine/

Chianti Classico: The UGAs Explained

It was under the guidance of the regional consortium’s president, Giovanni Manetti, that the 11 UGA’s were delineated, based both on the terroir and history of the regions. They are Greve, Radda, Gaiole, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Vagliagli, Castellina, San Donato in Poggio, San Casciano, Montefioralle, and Panzano, and Lamole.

https://westgarthwines.com/blogs/news/chianti-classico-the-ugas-explained

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Chianti Classico’s new subzones: shining a light on diverse terroir

When it comes to Italian wine, quality classifications can be confusing, even for the most astute of wine lovers. Keen to understand what Chianti Classico’s 11 new subzones mean in the glass, Nina Caplan heads to Tuscany

https://cluboenologique.com/story/chianti-classico-wine-new-subzones/

Do Dry-Farmed Vines Make Better Wine?

“Dry farming means that we do not use irrigation and rely on the residual moisture in the soil received during the wet season to supply the vines with water,”

https://www.winemag.com/2023/02/10/dry-farming/

14 Types Of Sweet Red Wine

The sweet wine industry in America is valued at over $1 billion, according to Nielsen,

https://www.tastingtable.com/1195755/types-of-sweet-red-wine/

Best Wine Apps

Here are 10 of the best apps for wine lovers that are useful to the novice, the collector, or the sommelier.

https://www.finedininglovers.com/article/best-wine-apps

How Seagram’s Helped Create Advanced Sports Analytics

Dubbed the Seven Crowns of Sports Awards, the campaign combined statistics and sophisticated-for-the-era computer formulas to measure athletic performance and award top talent.

https://vinepair.com/articles/seagrams-sports-analytics/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c518d9834b-February_14_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c518d9834b-38937345&mc_cid=c518d9834b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Health and the wine drinker, yet again

There is a Risk–Benefit Analysis at work here. If having a glass of wine helps make your life enjoyable (indeed, worthwhile), then it is a good thing, even if you die a bit earlier because of it.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2023/02/health-and-wine-drinker-yet-again.html

Red Wine Glass vs. White Wine Glass: What’s the Difference?

Does it really matter?

https://www.allrecipes.com/article/red-wine-glass-vs-white-wine-glass/

Record breaking Portuguese wine

Exports of Portuguese wines rose 1.5% last year.

https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2023-02-12/record-breaking-portuguese-wine/74675

Wine tears explained

Tears, also known as ‘legs’ and ‘cathedral arches’ are most evident on reasonably high-alcohol wine,

https://www.therealreview.com/2023/02/15/wine-tears-explained/

How Climate Change Threatens CA Wine

Longstanding varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon just can’t take the heat.

Vibrant Ripe Cabernet Grape Clusters on the Vine. Shot in Lake County, California in late September (a few days before harvesting).

https://capitalandmain.com/how-climate-change-threatens-california-wine

Have You Had Your Wine ‘Aha Moment’?

For those of you who have already basked in your epiphany wine experience, allow me to congratulate you.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/02/14/wine-epiphany/

Wine label compliance, part 1 the front side

Wineries are required to submit their labels to the TTB for label approval before they bottle their wines that will be sold into US commerce.

https://winecompliancealliance.com/wine-label-compliance-part-1-the-front-side/

Why Are French Winemakers Planting Vineyards In England?

When it comes to fizz, the French and English have history and the case for which country is responsible for its invention is hotly contested.

https://www.delish.com/uk/cocktails-drinks/a42863037/taittinger-pommery-english-vineyards/

MISSOURI RISING

Missouri, became the first AVA (American Viticultural Area) in the entire U.S

https://winespeed.com/my-take/missouri-rising/

A Short History of Cocaine Wine and Coca-Cola

The Andean coca leaf was once legal and chemist Angela Mariani made use of it in a wine, which later inspired Coca-Cola

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/a-short-history-of-cocaine-wine-and-coca-cola

New Truly

Truly Hard Seltzer, part of the Boston Beer Company portfolio, has announced a packaging refresh ahead of warmer weather to come in 2023. The refresh will highlight the brand’s recent addition of fruit juice to its malt-based seltzers on each 12-pack as well as noting which flavors are lighter (the Citrus 12-pack) to bolder (Truly’s Lemonades). In addition Truly Vodka Seltzer will relaunch as Truly Vodka Soda, with flavors channeled into three silos: Classic (lime, pineapple, blueberry, and mango), Paradise (mango, watermelon, passion fruit, and blood orange), and Twist of Flavor (Blackberry & Lemon, Cherry & Lime, Pineapple & Cranberry, and Peach & Tangerine.) Finally, Truly has teamed up with U.S. Soccer to create soccer-themed 12-packs for Truly Hard Seltzer Berry.

8 Presidents Who Loved Wine—a Lot

So, it probably won’t surprise you to learn that many presidents were quite fond of enjoying a glass of wine (or several). Here’s a look at how wine played a big role in several presidencies.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/02/17/presidents-who-loved-wine/

Daou Family Estates in Paso Robles expands to Tuscany

Daou Family Estates in Paso Robles, owned and operated by brothers Daniel and Georges Daou, has purchased land in the Val d’Orcia region of southern Tuscany, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/daou-family-estates-in-paso-robles-expands-to-tuscany-497783/

The Penny Tip Your Bad Wine Might Benefit From, According To Science

If you have a penny on hand (ensure it is completely clean), carefully drop it into your wine and swirl it around. After removal, your wine should smell much better! The copper from the penny can cause the smell to dissipate.

https://www.thedailymeal.com/1204430/the-penny-tip-your-bad-wine-might-benefit-from-according-to-science/

Should You Always Spit Out The Wine At A Wine Tasting?

If you’re tasting a lot of wine, spitting is the best plan.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1203178/should-you-always-spit-out-the-wine-at-a-wine-tasting/

Why Sugar-Free Wine Labels Are A Little Misleading

Until there’s a standard nutritional label for wine, though, all we have to rely on is the combination of our understanding of wine and the language on the bottle — something that’s often presented with an eye on marketing rather than solely informing.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1202882/why-sugar-free-wine-labels-are-a-little-misleading/

The Definitive List of Black-Owned Wineries Around the Globe

So, in conjunction with Black History Month, I’m setting out here to make the most definitive list of black-owned wineries on the Internet.

https://www.vinography.com/2023/02/the-definitive-list-of-black-owned-wineries-around-the-globe

A Standard Drink is not what you think it is

So, let’s have a look at the idea of a Standard Drink, here. I concentrate on wine, of course, but it also applies to any other alcoholic beverage.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2023/02/a-standard-drink-is-not-what-you-think.html

What’s the Difference Between Charred and Toasted Whiskey Barrels?

The barrel is an essential part of the whiskey-making process.

https://vinepair.com/articles/difference-between-toasted-charred-barrels/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ec0bc6da8f-February_20_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ec0bc6da8f-38937345&mc_cid=ec0bc6da8f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Martignetti Cos. Enters Connecticut, Acquiring Hartley & Parker

Massachusetts-based wholesaler Martignetti Cos. is entering its sixth market with a deal to purchase Connecticut’s Hartley & Parker from the Rosenberg family for an undisclosed sum. Hartley & Parker’s portfolio numbers some 6,000 brands, and the distributor serves more than 5,000 on- and off-premise accounts across the state. The deal is expected to close in the first half of the year.

“Led by Jerry and David Rosenberg, the Rosenberg family has built an exceptional business over an 80-year history,” stated Carmine and Carl Martignetti. “We are committed to building on that legacy and to providing our combined employees, customers, and suppliers with a platform for growth.” Martignetti added that, with the Connecticut entry, it now becomes the only wholesale player present across all New England markets.

Martignetti had estimated 2022 revenues of $1.4 billion to rank sixth among all spirits and wine wholesalers nationwide, according to Shanken’s Impact Newsletter. Tenth-ranked Horizon Beverage is also a key player in New England, operating across five states, while leading national wholesaler Southern Glazer’s is present across Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Second-ranked RNDC also recently made a move in the region, agreeing to purchase Horizon’s Ultra division—including operations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont—for an undisclosed sum in December.

Demand for this white wine grape has some Napa, Sonoma vintners eyeing wider North Coast sourcing

Consumers’ thirst for sauvignon blanc are causing some vintners in Napa and Sonoma counties to look elsewhere in the North Coast appellation for high-quality fruit.

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/article/industrynews/demand-for-this-white-wine-grape-has-some-napa-sonoma-vintners-eyeing-wide/

The 5 Most Common Wine Flaws and How to Spot Them

Knowing how to detect cork taint or Brettanomyces can get a bad bottle replaced.

https://robbreport.com/food-drink/spirits/wine-flaws-cork-taint-brettanomyces-1234809329/

Why Is This Wine Different from All Other Wines?

Ten Things to Know About Kosher Wine

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2023/02/21/ten-things-to-know-about-kosher-wine-2

What’s Your Favorite American Wine?

 From big, full-bodied California Cabs to East Coast Pinot Noirs that give Oregon’s a “run for their money,” here are some of VinePair’s favorite American wines.

https://vinepair.com/articles/vp-happy-hour-favorite-american-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b0555128f2-February_22_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b0555128f2-38937345&mc_cid=b0555128f2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why Does My Inexpensive Wine Cost So Much at Restaurants?

Traditionally, you can expect to pay about three times the wholesale price of a bottle of wine when you’re out to dinner, or 2.5 times what you’d pay for the bottle at retail.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-wine-pricing-at-restaurants/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b0555128f2-February_22_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b0555128f2-38937345&mc_cid=b0555128f2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

100 Best Wine Blogs

The best Wine blogs from thousands of blogs on the web and ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority & freshness.

https://blog.feedspot.com/wine_blogs/

Concerns raised over soft drink firms migrating to alcoholic sodas

Researchers have raised concerns over the raft of soft drinks companies entering the alcoholic soda category.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/02/concerns-raised-over-soft-drink-firms-migrating-to-alcoholic-sodas/

A Guide To The Southern Italy Wine Regions

If you have always wanted to know more about the most famous Southern Italy wine regions, keep reading.

https://glassofbubbly.com/a-guide-to-the-southern-italy-wine-regions/

Pigs Used In Champagne

Villagers in Cramant in France’s Champagne are being treated to a rare sight: little pigs grubbing around the vines that produce the region’s famed bubbly, an alternative to chemical or mechanical means of fighting weeds and pests.

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20230224-pigs-called-in-to-deep-clean-champagne-vineyards

New Bombay 

Bombay Sapphire, part of the Bacardi portfolio, has unveiled Premier Cru Murcia Lemon, a new offering infused with Murcia Fino lemons from Spain. Rolling out now in select markets with national distribution slated for later this spring, the newcomer retails at $35 a 750-ml. It’s recommended to be served in cocktails like the Martini and French 75.

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The Proper Way to Drink a Guinness

The Difference In Chilling Sparkling Vs. Still Moscato Wines

Before you can pour a glass of either sweet and still or a palate-cleansing bubbly Moscato, it’s imperative that the bottles have been properly chilled.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1176775/the-difference-in-chilling-sparkling-vs-still-moscato-wines/

The Proper Way to Drink a Guinness

While the best way to enjoy Guinness is fresh from the tap, the beer brand has fashioned a glass bottle that was specifically designed to mimic the taste of Guinness Draught.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-proper-way-to-drink-a-guinness/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=66e9504740-January_30_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-66e9504740-38937345&mc_cid=66e9504740&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The First Step To Take If You Don’t Know Which Wine To Order

It is perfectly fine to not know what wine to order with dinner.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1181795/the-first-step-to-take-if-you-dont-know-which-wine-to-order/

Who Actually Makes Kirkland Wine?

Advertising and marketing can sometimes account for as much as 80% of the bottle’s price

https://www.mashed.com/1181628/who-actually-makes-kirkland-wine/

SULFITES: CONTROVERSY OR CHEMISTRY?

According to the FDA, 1 in 100 people has a sensitivity to sulfites, leading the FDA to make it law that wine labels include sulfite amounts found in the wine.

https://crushwinexp.com/sulfites-controversy-or-chemistry/

9 Things You Should Know About Mionetto Prosecco

As one of the oldest producers of Prosecco, Mionetto was founded by Francesco Mionetto in the small village of Valdobbiadene just north of Venice.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-mionetto-prosecco/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=aa1c5f7cb1-January_31_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-aa1c5f7cb1-38937345&mc_cid=aa1c5f7cb1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine in  CT grocery store debate has reached vintage 2023, what are stakeholders saying?

Hundreds of people signed up to testify at Thursday’s public hearing in front of the General Law Committee.

https://www.fox61.com/article/money/business/wine-grocery-store-debate-reached-vintage-2023-what-are-stakeholders-saying/520-8eb97ca8-5d99-4e18-9111-5678f5da75d1

Barbera is the grape I’m most excited about. The reason may surprise you.

Over the last few decades, italophile focus in the international wine community has shifted to the Langhe where Barolo and Barbaresco are raised.

https://dobianchi.com/2023/02/01/amista-nizza-docg/

Can wineries reuse their glass bottles? This woman thinks so…

Even with recycling numbers increasing (around 61% in France, compared to 43% in the UK according to figures from Zero Waste Europe in September 2022), the process of turning that glass back into bottles has an environmental cost

https://janeanson.com/can-wineries-reuse-their-glass-bottles-this-woman-thinks-so

World’s first winery airline is up and running

Guests with the New Zealand-owned Invivo Air tasted more than 16 wines at altitude during its inaugural flight this week.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/02/worlds-first-winery-airline-up-and-running/

Can vines benefit from reiki therapy?

A reiki practitioner, who aims to improve the “flow of energy” in vineyards, says that business is booming.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/02/can-vines-benefit-from-reiki-therapy/

Baileys Just Dropped a Vanilla Mint Shake Flavor

Vanilla Mint Shake. Paying homage to the brand’s Irish roots, the mint-hued cream liqueur is set to hit shelves ahead of St. Patrick’s Day,

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/baileys-vanilla-mint-shake-release/

What You Need to Know About Top Wine Education Programs

From Master Sommelier to Master of Wine and everything in between, there are plenty of ways to learn about wine. Compare costs, pros, and cons for each

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/wine-education-programs-what-you-need-to-know/

New Captain

Captain Morgan rum is teaming with coconut water brand Vita Coco on a new line of spirits-based RTDs. Vita Coco Spiked with Captain Morgan is on shelves now nationwide. The line of canned cocktails has an abv of 5% and is sold in 12-ounce cans for a suggested retail price of $15 per four-pack. The initial flavor lineup includes Piña Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri, and Lime Mojito. Captain Morgan net sales were flat in the U.S. in the six months through December, Diageo recently reported, “driven by growth in Captain Morgan Original Spiced, supported by successful sports platforms such as the NFL, which was offset by declines in other variants.” Impact Databank estimates the brand at 5.3 million case depletions in the U.S. for 2022, down 2.9%.

5 Kickass Wine and Chocolate Pairings

Chocolate is the confectionery match to wine

https://winefolly.com/tips/5-badass-wine-and-chocolate-pairings/

What’s the best way to warm up a bottle of wine?

While fridges and ice buckets solve the issue of chilling a wine down, it is a trickier task to warm a bottle up to its ideal drinking temperature.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/02/whats-the-best-way-to-warm-up-a-bottle-of-wine/

How a Miscommunication Between Siblings Led to Angostura Bitters’ Iconic Label

In addition to the mystique regarding the ingredients used in the bitters themselves, one visual element of the bottle itself tends to throw consumers for a loop: the label.

https://vinepair.com/articles/angostura-bitters-label-size/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0e1448511f-February_02_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0e1448511f-38937345&mc_cid=0e1448511f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Some Fun Facts about Winery AVAs

As of August 2020, there were 267 established AVAs in the United States.

https://www.everwonderwine.com/blog/2023/1/13/k7m0wmoylwfjf8tokqaavmcmq3pyto

The Most—and Least—Expensive Countries to Buy Wine In

You won’t be surprised at all by which country came out as the most expensive.


https://www.foodandwine.com/least-expensive-country-to-buy-wine-in-7101253

Why Sparkling Wine And Brunch Is A Match Made In Heaven

But brunch and sparkling wine seems to be a no-brainer.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1184400/why-sparkling-wine-and-brunch-is-a-match-made-in-heaven/

New Malibu

Pernod Ricard has announced a new peach-flavored rum to its Malibu brand. Malibu Peach comes in at 21% abv and is now available in 50-ml., 750-ml., 1-liter, and 1.75-liter bottles across the U.S. The release is the fourth flavor in Malibu’s portfolio and joins Watermelon, Pineapple, and Strawberry alongside the brand’s original coconut rum. In addition to the peach-flavored rum, Malibu has also added a peach canned cocktail to its Cocktails in a Can line, alongside Piña Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri, Pineapple Bay Breeze, and Watermelon Mojito, all at 7% abv and in 12-ounce cans.

NH lawmakers consider letting students under 21 take college wine and beer courses

A bill submitted by Innis, Senate Bill 194, would exempt New Hampshire students who are under 21 but over 18, from criminal prosecution for underage drinking for tasting wine or beer, provided they were doing so as part of a class at an accredited college or university.

https://www.nhpr.org/nh-news/2023-02-02/nh-lawmakers-consider-letting-students-under-21-take-college-wine-and-beer-courses

We Asked an A.I. Chatbot to Write a Drinks Review. Here’s What Happened

If you’re not familiar with ChatGPT, it’s a bot that automatically generates text in response to short prompts

https://www.winemag.com/2023/02/03/ai-chatbot-drinks-review/

Wine Market Council Research Reveals What Consumers Think About Ingredient and Nutrition Labels on Wine

By a large margin, wine consumers believe wine has the fewest ingredients, compared to beer and especially hard seltzers or cocktails.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/newreleases/article/266772

Do green credentials sell wine?

Everyone wants to farm better. But sometimes farming better costs more. So does the added investment pay off? Do green credentials help to sell wine?

https://wineanorak.com/2023/02/04/do-green-credentials-sell-wine/

9 Things You Should Know About E.H. Taylor, Jr.

#1 we cant get it!

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-colonel-eh-taylor/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f4a1709bee-February_06_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f4a1709bee-38937345&mc_cid=f4a1709bee&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Is It Safe to Drink an Open Bottle of Wine After One Week?

When debating whether or not to drink that week-old bottle, there are few telltale signs to look out for that will let you know if the wine has spoiled.

https://vinepair.com/articles/safe-to-drink-wine-after-one-week/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d8bd3ba82d-February_07_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d8bd3ba82d-38937345&mc_cid=d8bd3ba82d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Is Prohibition returning?

Anyone notice a strong anti-alcohol sentiment lately?

https://dmwineline.wordpress.com/2023/02/06/is-prohibition-returning/

Tough year for Australian wine exports as value falls

Australian wine exports fell by 4% by value during 2022 to AU$1.94 billion, with UK sales down 18% – although volume rises of bulk wine to the US and Canada helped push volume growth by 1%.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/02/tough-year-for-australian-wine-exports-as-value-falls/

Mexico’s Hot New Wine Region is a History Lover’s Dream

More than 40 wine producers now dot the state

https://www.thedailybeast.com/mexico-is-redrawing-the-wine-country-map

Why is France spending millions to turn wine into alcohol for cosmetics?

France plans to spend millions of euros to turn wine into industrial alcohol for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics to drain a massive surplus, the agriculture ministry has said.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20230208/france-to-turn-wine-into-industrial-alcohol-to-battle-surplus/

Are Labeling Requirements for the Alcohol Industry Misguided?

Although maintaining ingredient listings may be easier for a big winery with great resources, it may take resources that the small winery doesn’t have and leaves the small winery in a potentially legally vulnerable position.

https://irishliquorlawyer.com/liquor-industry-insights/are-labeling-requirements-for-the-alcohol-industry-misguided/

New Proper 12

Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey has announced Irish Apple, the first flavored offshoot for the brand. The 35% abv flavored whiskey is now available in 50-ml., 750-ml., and 1-liter bottles with the 750-ml. retailing for a suggested price of $25. The release continues Proper No. Twelve’s support of first responders with $5 from each case of Irish Apple sold donated to charities around the world. Founded by MMA fighter Conor McGregor, Ken Austin, and Audie Attar, Proper No. Twelve is now majority owned by Proximo Spirits

Why are there two different spellings of whisky/whiskey?

For International Scotch Day, db explains why ‘whisky’ and ‘whiskey’ emerged as acceptable spellings for the spirit, an issue which is still heated today.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/02/why-are-there-two-different-spellings-of-whisky-whiskey/

Find Your Low-Sugar Wine: Tips for Wine Enthusiasts

Wine is produced by fermenting the natural sugar found in grapes to produce alcohol. Simply put, the wine will have more residual sugar and taste sweeter on the palate if the fermentation is stopped well before all of the sugar is turned into alcohol.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/find-your-low-sugar-wine-tips-for-wine-enthusiasts-1675681592837

The Top 10 White Claw Flavors, Ranked by Tasting Experts

Each flavor was blind-tasted and rated on a sliding scale from 80 to 100.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/02/06/white-claw-flavors/

Insiders Guide to Puglia’s Wine Regions

When it comes to wine it is one of the top largest wine producing regions in Italy alongside Sicily and the Veneto.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2023/02/Guide-to-Puglia-wine-regions.html?utm_source=Vino+Travels+Email+Members&utm_campaign=d25d594629-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_670bd5443a-d25d594629-294676161

13 Things Millennial and Gen Z Wine Pros Say Will Reach Young Drinkers

To that end, we spoke with people in the wine industry who are below the age of 40 about ways to attract young wine drinkers. Here’s what they shared.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/02/07/millennial-and-genz-how-to-reach-young-wine-drinkers/

Younger people are turning away from wine. It’s caused by everyone worrying about younger people turning away from wine.

The wine business is facing a crisis. But maybe, just maybe, it’s a crisis of its own making.

https://joefattorini.substack.com/p/younger-people-are-turning-away-from

The Historic Riots That Defined the Champagne Region

In 1911, in response to low crop yields and Champagne producers who had begun sourcing grapes from outside the region, grape growers took to the streets in protests that lasted some 16 years.

https://vinepair.com/articles/champagne-riots-history/

The Uncertain Future of Island Wines

Vineyards on Pantelleria, Madeira, and Santorini boast centuries of winemaking heritage, but mass tourism and the modernization of society are putting their survival at risk

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-uncertain-future-of-island-wines/

Olive Garden accused of boxed wine dupe

A diner’s post has gone viral on TikTok after suggesting that eponymous restaurant group Olive Garden misleads customers by trying to pass off boxed wine as bottled.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/02/olive-garden-accused-of-boxed-wine-dupe/

Spirits surpasses beer market share in the US for the first time

Distilled spirits gained market share in the United States for the 13th straight year up to 42.1%. This means that, for the first time, supplier revenues of spirits have superseded beer, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) said.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/02/spirits-surpasses-beer-market-share-in-the-us-for-the-first-time/

The Future of Direct-to-Consumer Wine: How AI and ChatGPT are Transforming the Industry

One of the biggest trends shaping the DTC wine industry is the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on the way consumers interact with wineries and purchase wine.

https://www.hwy29creative.com/blog/the-future-of-direct-to-consumer-wine-how-ai-and-chatgpt-are-transforming-the-industry

Football to Fermentation: Former NFL Players In the Wine Industry

At first glance, football and winemaking seem mutually exclusive.

https://mag.sommtv.com/2023/02/nfl-players-in-wine/

Review of the Industry – 11,691 Wineries

U.S. Winery Growth Remains Positive

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/article/266918

WTF Is a ‘Borg’ and Why Are Gen Zers Drinking Vodka Water Out of Gallon Containers?

Simply put: It’s a giant vodka water, with added colorful flavoring. That college students actually drink.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/what-is-borg-explained/

How Red Wine is Made Step by Step

Surprisingly, not much has changed since we started making wine 8,000 years ago.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/how-is-red-wine-made/

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This Weeks Highlights:

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The History of Wine Labels

These Are the 15 Oldest American Beers

Tips for Buying Wine From A Store

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Bosnia

But many don’t know it’s a wine lover’s paradise and there’s great opportunity to enjoy Bosnia wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/01/12/bosnia-wine-travel-guide/

Kentucky wineries as varied as varietals 

Here is a sampling—a flight, if you will—of Kentucky wines and the people who produce them

https://www.kentuckyliving.com/explore/kentucky-wineries-as-varied-as-varietals

Wine Industry Statistics

In this Wine industry statistics, we will have a general look over the insights into wine exports, and statistics further divided into country-wise, region-wise- demographic-wise, and much more.

https://www.enterpriseappstoday.com/stats/wine-industry-statistics.html

A Beginner’s Guide to All Things Ice Wine

If you are looking to fully embrace the cold this season, or simply want to pour yourself something new and interesting, then reach for a bottle of ice wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/01/16/best-ice-wine-guide/

How to Read Wine Maps Historically

Many puzzling aspects of today’s wine landscape make more sense if we consider their historical context.

https://beveragedynamics.com/2023/01/15/how-to-read-wine-maps-historically/

Why Gallo and AB InBev — America’s Wine and Beer Behemoths — Are Dominating Spirits-Based RTDs Sales

E&J Gallo’s High Noon is the dominant force in the spirits-based RTD world,

https://vinepair.com/articles/gallo-abinbev-dominate-spirits-rtds/

What’s the Difference Between Liquor and Liqueur? 

While they may sound similar, there are important differences to know when opening a bottle.

https://www.winemag.com/2023/01/16/liquor-liqueur-difference/

Quick Guide On Franciacorta

Have you ever heard of Franciacorta? No? Let’s go fix it!

https://glassofbubbly.com/quick-guide-on-franciacorta/

Where Can You Find The Oldest Grapevine That Still Produces Fruit?

According to Sierra Lodestar, the Grandpere Vineyard, also known as Vineyard 1869, is the oldest California vineyard that can prove its age with a verifiable paper trail. The vineyard is planted to Zinfandel, a variety known for its longevity, and produces just enough fruit to parcel it out to a scant handful of producers who treasure the juice from the gnarled 154-year-old vines.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1162994/where-can-you-find-the-oldest-grapevine-that-still-produces-fruit/

Synthetic alcohol could be available within five years

An alternative to ethanol has been developed to help people to feel like they’re drinking alcohol, without any of the side effects.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/synthetic-alcohol-could-be-available-within-five-years/

New 19 Crimes

Treasury Wine Estates’ 19 Crimes brand has entered the lower calorie, lower alcohol wine market with Martha’s Lighter Chard, the latest collaboration between the brand and Martha Stewart. The wine is made using grapes from California and comes in at 8.5% abv with 80 calories per serving. Martha’s Lighter Chard is now available across the U.S. for a suggested price of $15 a 750-ml. This marks the second collaboration between Stewart and Treasury, following Martha’s Chard, released in early 2022.

The history of alcohol’s social acceptance

Where did alcohol originate, and why is it legal compared to similar drugs?

https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/interviews/history-alcohols-social-acceptance

Older Americans only area of growth in wine consumption, SVB report says

Perhaps it all makes sense. While the American wine industry believes it’s getting ready for a recession, the only group of consumers who are drinking more wine than in previous surveys is people over 60. And everyone is still drinking more premium wines than before. Those were three of the key findings of the annual Silicon Valley Bank’s State of the U.S. Wine Industry Report.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/svb-report-says-older-americans-only-area-of-growth-in-wine-consumption/

The biggest threat to the wine industry? Irrelevance with younger people.

Wine might get better with age, but the wine business needs youth to survive

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-wine-industrys-biggest-threat-irrelevance-with-younger-people-11674087579

Wine’s Decline: Marketing Idiots or Something Else?

Thoughts on the new “State of the Industry” Report and the youngsters that hate wine

https://tomwark.substack.com/p/wines-decline

US Wine Industry Is In A Tailspin

A new report shows that US wine consumers are buying less wine, but it’s not a completely bleak outlook.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2023/01/us-wine-industry-in-a-tailspin

HOW MUCH WILL YOU SPEND ON A BOTTLE OF WINE? AMERICANS NOW SAY $21.

Americans may be feeling financially constrained these days. And they may also be drinking less, as exemplified by the booming Dry January movement.

https://kanebridgenews.com/how-much-will-you-spend-on-a-bottle-of-wine-americans-now-say-21/

US Government officially recognizes Bolivian brandy

The US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has officially recognized Bolivian Singani as a unique type of brandy, thanks in part to a campaign spearheaded by Hollywood director Steven Soderbergh.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/01/us-government-officially-recognises-bolivian-brandy/

New Sierra Beer

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has announced a new series of Hazy IPAs to be released throughout the year, kicking off the line with Juicy Little Thing IPA. The 6.5% abv ale is brewed with Sterling, Citra, El Dorado, and Mosaic hops, and a specially developed yeast strain. The new IPA will be available through April, when the next hazy ale in the series comes to market. Juicy Little Thing IPA carries a suggested price of $13 a 6-pack of 12-ounce cans and is available across the U.S.

The Comeback of a Cool Piedmont Red

Grignolino—the “un-Barolo”—takes a place at the table

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/the-comeback-of-a-cool-piedmont-red

Here’s why non-alcoholic beers finally taste good, and not just for Dry January

Brewers are now making non-alcoholic beers that are packed with flavor, thanks to new technology and techniques that are reinventing a category that once felt like purgatory.

https://www.opb.org/article/2023/01/18/non-alcoholic-beers-taste-dry-january/

The 13 Best Cake And Wine Pairings

So why save cake and wine for weddings?

https://www.thedailymeal.com/1171529/the-13-best-cake-and-wine-pairings/

Prosecco is protected in Italy, but for Otto it’s a true-blue Australian bubbly

The name prosecco is one of hundreds of foods and wines the European Union wants safeguarded from use by Australian producers under a free trade agreement that is in the final months of negotiations.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/prosecco-is-protected-in-italy-but-for-otto-it-s-a-true-blue-australian-bubbly-20230118-p5cdfq.html

Lawsuit Alleges Malt-Based Fireball Cinnamon Label Misleads Consumers That It Actually Contains Whiskey

The proposed class action lawsuit addresses the striking similarity between mini bottles of classic 33-percent ABV Fireball Cinnamon Whisky and the malt-based spinoff by the same brand. Plaintiff Anna Marquez of Illinois leads the class action group.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/fireball-class-action-lawsuit/

The California storms were great for wine

But the rain also provided a desperately needed gift to California’s famed wineries, which have endured three years of drought, extreme wildfires, and the spiralling doom loop of climate change. The rains have replenished the groundwater and refilled reservoirs, giving winemakers hope for a productive growing season.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-64338378

What Is Natural Wine?

The trendy beverage is more than just aesthetically pleasing bottles.

https://www.delish.com/kitchen-tools/a42568639/what-is-natural-wine/

What’s in a Wine Glass? For Many Restaurants, It’s Everything

One of the first things you touch when you sit down also happens to be one of the most powerful mood-setters.

https://www.foodandwine.com/restaurant-wine-glasses-7096577

#1 Thing to Never Order at a Wine Bar, According to Sommeliers and Chefs

Go on, take a chance on a great recommendation, but keep these pro tips in mind.

https://www.eatthis.com/worst-wine-bar-order-say-chefs/

Zinfandel Wine Didn’t Originate In The US

Zinfandel became a vital grape variety in California because it grew well, and the Italian immigrant families who ended up there knew how to raise this and similar varieties.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1169393/zinfandel-wine-didnt-originate-in-the-us/

Does Boxed Wine Ever Truly Expire?

Don’t keep boxed wine for more than eight months

https://www.mashed.com/1174726/does-boxed-wine-ever-truly-expire/

The Story Behind PATRÓN® Tequila’s Iconic Bottle

The next time you reach for a bottle of PATRÓN®, consider the vessel that the 100 percent naturally perfect tequila comes in: exquisite and iconic.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-story-of-patron-tequilas-bottle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=55ca3e7267-January_23_2023&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-55ca3e7267-38937345&mc_cid=55ca3e7267&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

14 Questions You Should Always Ask When Buying Wine

Stopping by your local wine shop or big box liquor store to pick up a bottle can be a tricky task

https://www.tastingtable.com/1175235/14-questions-you-should-always-ask-when-buying-wine/

Tips for Buying Wine From A Store

Purchasing wine is always an exciting event, especially when you are new to the scene. Any savvy shopper can recall that feeling of sheer exhilaration that stems from not knowing quite what you are going to get.

https://signalscv.com/2023/01/tips-for-buying-wine-from-a-store/

Which wine? How to read information on back of bottle

How to Drink Better: Wine labels can be impossible to understand but they can provide useful details

https://www.irishtimes.com/food/drink/2023/01/22/which-wine-how-to-read-information-on-back-of-bottle/

Understanding the Modern German Wine Landscape

A cool-climate wine region steeped in Old World tradition, with origins dating to the Roman Empire

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/articles/b/joe-kane/posts/modern-german-wine-landscape

This French Hangover Cure May Surprise You

Searching the internet for an effective hangover cure might sound pretty relatable to anyone who has ever experienced a less-than-pleasurable morning after having a big night out.

https://www.mashed.com/1175159/this-french-hangover-cure-may-surprise-you/

Port Wine: Here’s The 411

Port is a type of fortified wine with a long and prolific history that dates to the 17th century.

https://www.mashed.com/1170735/port-wine-heres-the-411/

The Sweet Wine Pairing Myth You Should Leave Behind

While some prefer sweet wines, others turn away in horror at the thought of sipping Fuschia-colored, syrupy alcohol.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1171377/the-sweet-wine-pairing-myth-you-should-leave-behind/

3 Approaches to Making Non-Alcoholic Wine

Not all non-alcoholic wines are created equal, however, with differing approaches and processes resulting in products that are as varied as the world of traditional wine itself. Here, we look at three different approaches to crafting no-ABV vino.

https://vinepair.com/articles/approaches-to-making-non-alc-wine/

New Simi

Constellation-owned Simi is launching its first low-calorie and low-alcohol wine, Brightful Chardonnay. At 80 calories per serving, the newcomer is bottled at 9% abv and is rolling out nationally to retailers as well as on Drizly and Instacart. Simi Brightful Chardonnay carries a suggested retail price of $15. Simi was at 532,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

The Prominent Wine Regions of Sicily

Let’s take a look at some of Sicily’s prominent wine regions from east to west.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2023/01/Sicilys-main-wine-regions.html?utm_source=Vino+Travels+Email+Members&utm_campaign=ed86438de3-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_670bd5443a-ed86438de3-294676161

RI lawmakers: Wineries should be allowed to sell fruits of their labor onsite

Rhode Island law currently prohibits the winery from selling their products on site. The law specifies that wineries can only sell their products onsite if the fruit used to make it was grown in state.

https://www.wpri.com/news/politics/lawmakers-ri-winery-should-be-allowed-to-sell-onsite/

Yes, You Can Bring Mini Liquor Bottles on a Plane (but Don’t Think About Drinking Them)

“No person may drink any alcoholic beverage aboard an aircraft unless the certificate holder operating the aircraft has served that beverage.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/liquor-bottles-on-planes-law/

Wine Does Not Help You Sleep

First, limit your intake to a glass or two and not every night, and when you do drink, try to finish at least four hours before bedtime.

https://www.lifesavvy.com/159782/no-wine-isnt-helping-you-sleep-heres-why/

These Are the 15 Oldest American Beers

Here are the 15 oldest American beers still available for purchase today.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/15-oldest-american-beers/

Burst Bubbles? The Truth About the Looming Champagne Shortage

Can the famed French wine region keep up with surging demand?

https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/champagne-shortage-investigation-1234798367/

Why old vines matter

David Kermode reflects on the role of mature vines, the environmental reasons for protecting these aged plantings, and how drinkers may well be rewarded with surprisingly lively wines in the glass

https://cluboenologique.com/story/why-old-vines-matter-wine/

The History of Wine Labels

The wine label, which is perhaps the earliest example of “branding” today, was created.

https://filmdaily.co/news/the-history-of-wine-labels/

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