Author Archives: DavidLincolnRoss

PREMIUMIZATION LIFTS BLENDED SCOTCH

Pure Malts Add To The Momentum by David Lincoln Ross With the recent releases of cask-conditioned Scotch aged in Port or Sherry barrels, new, bottlings of 12-, 15- and 18-year-old blends, and a growing array pure malt offerings, premiumization is … Continue reading

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Taking The Temperature of Magnum Sales

Retailers and sommeliers report upticks in a         downward trend—and share sales strategies Whether they’re bargain bottles or celebratory splurges, magnums are big business in the U.S., making up some 15 percent of wine sales nationwide. Overall, the … Continue reading

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Top Wine & Spirits Books of 2017

Top Wine & Spirits Books of 2017 Today’s Internet-driven world is not making it easy for books. And yet, these paper-based content providers persist— and some might argue are sharper than ever thanks to their cyber-based competition. Here are highlights … Continue reading

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Next Gen Shall Be Served

Next Gen Shall Be Served Next Gen Z’ers, millennials transform merchant realities & practices Raised with cellphones and video games, too busy to visit the mall, and averse to buying the same brands their parents drink, Gen Z’ers and Millennials are challenging … Continue reading

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JAVA JOINS THE PARTY – COFFEE-INFUSED COCKTAILS ROCK

Coffee Infuses New Products to Creative Cocktails JAVA JOINS THE PARTY, so move over Tia Maria, make way Kahlua. In the last few years, a new generation of coffee-infused spirits, liqueurs, beers, and, yes, even caffeinated wines, are waking up … Continue reading

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Gaining Grounds: Midscale Hotels Promote Premium Coffee in Hotel Mgt Magazine

Premium coffees perk up midscale segment Driven by ever-more-discerning American coffee drinkers demanding a better cup of joe, midscale lodging groups are upgrading to premium brews as never before, as reported in Hotel Management Magazine, which was posted February 28, 2017. … Continue reading

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CRU – S CONTROL – 10 GEMS FROM BEAUJOLAIS

  Crus’ing to New Prominence CRU GAMAYS GAIN RESPECT   By David Lincoln Ross A perfect storm of positive marketplace trends is boosting the 10 crus of Beaujolais to new prominence and popularity. Merchants, restaurateurs and somms, together with customers, are … Continue reading

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3 St. Paul de Vence Restaurants To Visit After Maeght

Three St. Paul de Vence Restaurants– When Fine Art Meets Les Arts de la Table à la Provençale  by David Lincoln Ross Fine Art Meets Les Arts de la Table à la Provençale at three St. Paul de Vence restaurants.  A … Continue reading

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Torrentés Wine, Moving Out of Malbec’s Shadow

From one of the world’s loftiest vineyard regions comes an aromatic, tangy tipple called Torrontés (tor-ohn-TEZ) wine. It’s known as Argentina’s signature white and the Cafayete Valley in far northwest Salta province—ranging from 6,000-10,000 feet in elevation—is the source of … Continue reading

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LIFE IMITATES ART – A FRENCH FINISH

Life Imitates Art: In “A FRENCH FINISH” by Robert Ross, a quirky crew of Harvard art historians re-creates a ‘fake’ Louis XVI desk and pass it off as the real thing. My father wrote this award-winning mystery-adventure and it was … Continue reading

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