French 2017 wine output may fall to record low after frosts

Source: Reuters July 21, 2017 French wine production may fall 17 percent this year to a record low after spring frosts damaged vineyards, notably in the Bordeaux region, which might lose half its output, the farm ministry said on Friday. In its first estimates of this year’s output, the ministry estimated this year’s wine production in France, the world’s second-largest producer, at 37 million...

Beer Remains the Preferred Alcoholic Beverage in the USA

Source: Gallup by Justin McCarthy July 19th Story Highlights *Four in 10 alcohol consumers say they most often drink beer *30% prefer wine, while 26% opt for liquor *62% of Americans drink alcohol, consistent with historical trend Americans who drink alcohol continue to say they most often choose beer (40%) over wine (30%) and liquor (26%). Beer has typically been the preferred alcoholic beverage...

New Reviews for July 19, 2017

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX July 19, 2017. Click the links to get the score and the full analysis of each beverage. Every Wednesday we release new stories, introduce our latest reviews, and send our subscribers their weekly, free digital newsletter. (Subscribe here.) We had another busy week at BevX with new, tasty beverage reviews to share....

The Simple and Majestic Daiquiri

July 19 is National Daiquiri Day. The Daiquiri is a drink that is both revered and plagued by its simplicity. Just three ingredients is all you need: Rum, lime juice, and sugar. It is so simple that over the years this drink has endured more alterations and additions than a fading Hollywood starlet. The Daiquiri is just so damn simple that it encourages tinkering....

Burgundy report: Good weather bodes well for 2017 following 2016 shortages

Source: harpers.co.uk By Jason Haynes July, 2017 Flint Wines’s Burgundy specialist Jason Haynes has just returned from Burgundy’s vineyards following a recent 10-day stint in the region. Here, he has the latest updates on how the growers and the vineyards are faring in 2017 while looking back the challenging shortages of the 2016 vintage. As the 2017 Tour de France circus pulled out of...

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