Coming to a bottle near you… Nutritional information…
“The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has reviewed its position regarding the use of “Serving Facts” statements on labels and in advertisements for alcohol beverages…TTB will allow the use of either statements of average analysis or Serving Facts statements on labels and in advertisements, in accordance with the terms of this ruling.”
Feel free to read the 11 page release from the TTB (http://www.ttb.gov/rulings/2013-2.pdf )
What I find interesting is:…”TTB Ruling 2004–1 defined a single serving as:
Whatever happened to a 6 Oz glass of wine?
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The Tax Foundation takes a look at state excise taxes on—you guessed it—wine.
With a tax rate of $3.16 per gallon, Kentucky taxes wine more heavily than any other state, and Louisiana has the lowest rate at $0.11 per gallon.
Five states—Mississippi, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming—are states where the government oversees all sales, and products can be subject to ad valorem mark-up and excise taxes.
Check out this map to learn more…
Tuesday evening started at a slow pace.
There was some action in the cocktail lounge and as I was pouring some burly Napa cab for a group of conventioneers, I felt a light tap on my shoulder. I turned around and the server standing next to me whispered with a sense of urgency that table 127 was looking for some Rothschild… I exchanged a few jokes with the 9 “gentlemen” eager to make the most out of their time away from home and hurried on toward table 127. Continue reading
Château Angélus and Pavie have released their 2012 vintages with prices that exceed those of 2011.
While the majority of châteaux both big and small have so far heeded calls from the trade to lower prices this year, the two Saint-Emilion properties have decided to defy such advice and go up instead. In a move that is evidently inspired by the estates’ recent elevation to “premier grand cru classé A”
Angélus has released 2012 a full 30% up on 2011’ and an enormous 205% on the 2008 price.
Matching its fellow Premier Grand Cru Classé “A”, Pavie also released 2012 at a 58% increase on the 2011.
Both prices have been greeted with derision on Twitter, with some jokingly offering prizes to anyone that manages to sell any and another saying that, “it doesn’t make sense”. Unfortunately it does. Along with the recent classification, properties Saint-Emilion will have been buoyed by critic Robert Parker’s hailing of the Right Bank in his latest overview of the 2012 vintage.
read more at: http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2013/04/right-bank-properties-push-their-luck/
When polled, 55% of the 1,000 (British) volunteers (who were all “reasonably well-informed” about wine) said that many descriptions did not help them understand the taste of wine. Forty-three tasting notes from leading wine brands and critics were presented to the test group, which in turn was asked to pick the terms it found the least helpful.
And the winners are:
7. Spring hedgerows
5. Tongue spanking
4. Wet stone
2. Old bones
and the most useless wine term is:
1. Firm skeleton
read more: http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2013/04/confusing-wine-descriptions-revealed/
15th April, 2013 by Rupert Millar
via ‘Confusing’ wine descriptions revealed.
A new study has found that men are likely to drink less when they marry, but married women tend to increase their alcohol intake.
A team led by Corinne Reczek, assistant professor in sociology at the University of Cincinnati, analysed data collected over a 47-year period from 5,000 Wisconsin residents who graduated from high school in 1957. Continue reading