National Wine Day

May 25, 2019, is National Wine Day. This is not to be confused with National Drink Wine Day that took place in February. The two “National Days” seem to share a purpose while the February date does include a call to action with the word “drink” in the title. Do not despair or become overcome with confusion as we at BevX are calling for...

New Reviews for May 22, 2019

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX May 22, 2019. 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....

Waiter serves lucky customer $5.7K bottle of wine by mistake

Hannah Sparks – New York Post This is high-stakes hospitality. A waiter at the upscale British steakhouse Hawskmoor in Manchester accidentally served a customer a £4,500 (about $5,700 US) bottle of red wine. The lucky customer had asked for the 2001 Chateau Pichon Longueville Contesse de Lalande — a £260 (about $330 US) bottle of red — but ended up with the “rare” 2001...

New Reviews for May 15, 2019

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX May 15, 2019. 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....

Why some red wines taste ‘dry’

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Wine connoisseurs can easily discriminate a dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, from a fruitier red, like Pinot Noir. Scientists have long linked the “dryness” sensation in wine to tannins, but how these molecules create their characteristic mouthfeel over time is not fully understood. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have found...

New Reviews for May 8, 2019

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX May 8, 2019. 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....

Update (May) From Sky Ranch Foundation

May – 2019 Closing in on six decades, Sky Ranch Foundation℠ continues to support our nation’s at-risk youth. The Beverage Alcohol Industry’s contributions have helped the Foundation to award grants to organizations such as the one below. Cooper City, FL-based Learning for Success Inc. (kapowlfs.wordpress.com/about/) is a network of business and elementary school partnerships which introduces students to career awareness through professionally designed lessons...

The 145th Kentucky Derby Saturday

Saturday, May 4,  America and the world will be glued to their TV sets to watch the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby was first run in 1875 and was witnessed by roughly 10,000 people. The first race was run on a 1 1/2 mile course that was quickly changed to 1 1/4 miles the next year in 1876 and remains...

New Reviews for April 24, 2019

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX April 24, 2019. 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....

Wine Institute Says U.S. Wine Exports Total $1.47 Billion in 2018

April 22, 2019 – SAN FRANCISCO U.S. wine exports, over 90% from California, reached $1.47 billion in winery revenues and 375 million liters (41.7 million cases) in 2018. Total exports were down 4.8% in value and 1.2% in volume because of the strong dollar, retaliatory tariffs, competition from foreign wine producers who are heavily subsidized by their governments and benefiting from free trade agreements...
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