The reputation of California's Lodi region is rising as the area's winemaking improves and more experimentation takes place on affordable land, Tim Carl writes. Many small producers have started wineries in the region, demonstrating a quality that surpasses previous expectations, he writes.
The aperitif Dubonnet is made differently in the US and Europe, and many bartenders thought the US was getting the short end of the deal, Robert Simonson writes. Now the US trademark holder, Heaven Hill, is releasing a revised formula of the liquor intended to brighten its flavors.
The Bourgogne Wine Board has predicted greater amounts of exports to Japan after the EU enacted a free exchange agreement with the nation. "This agreement means Bourgogne wines may return to export levels similar to 2012, when more than 10 million bottles were shipped," BIVB said in a statement.
"Fining" is the part of the winemaking process when animal products sometimes are used to clarify and stabilize the wine. For vegans, that often means seeking out wines that label themselves as "unfined."
Texas A&M University corn breeder Seth Murray and Firestone & Robertson distiller Rob Arnold are working on commercially viable corn strains for use in whiskey. Arnold hopes that using different corn varieties can yield unique flavors that aren't present when using similar types of yellow corn from the Midwest.
Canned wine is helping to remove the "intimidating barrier" that often exists for consumers who are new to drinking wine, writes Brad Japhe. Products such as Fun Wine and Mancan have taken advantage of the convenience and approachability of the canned format, while still offering a level of quality that consumers want and expect.
The Denominazione di origine controllata will move forward with rose versions of prosecco wines, while the Conegliano Valdobbiadene and Colli Asolani regions will not, with Vini Asolo Montello DOCG Wine Consortium Executive Director Armando Serena citing concerns over hurting prosecco's image. Serena said he believes that the DOC region's interest is due to its intention to compete with Champagne and other rose wines.
The Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission recently appointed two new special agents: Andrew Farley and Roger Wynne Jr. Special agents provide compliance checks and monitor for illegal activity in the field.
Women who want to rise to the top of the leadership world should start pushing for stretch assignments rather than waiting to be offered them, according to a survey of global CEOs. In addition, the study emphasizes the importance of being comfortable with ambition and taking charge of personal and professional life.
Most directors said their company boards had not addressed workplace sexism or the #MeToo movement, according to an April 2018 theBoardlist survey. "The numbers are showing that the majority of boards don't necessarily view culture as a strategic lever for the company," said theBoardlist CEO Shannon Gordon.