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Is Orange The New Rosé ?

 

 

 

Will orange wine threaten the domination of rosé?

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What Is Orange Wine?

Orange or amber-colored wine.

  • How: The color of wine comes from the skin of grapes. White wine is made with NO grape skins; Orange wine ferments with the skin of white wine grapes, creating an orange hue.
  • Taste: “notes of hazelnuts, almonds, citrus fruits (even oranges!) and dried fruits.”
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Doubting Orange Wine?
Read This On Rosé:

“No one cared about it, no one thought about it, no one drank it…
A winemaker maybe had some leftover grapes or something that
didn’t ripen and that was what the rosé was. No one was going out
and saying, ‘I am going to make great rosé.”

Rajat Parr, sommelier, reflecting on "the pink wine" in the 1990s.
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Rosé sales climbed more than 50% last year. Orange Wine may sound new, but Michelin says it's actually one of the oldest forms of wine. Although it recently reemerged as a topic du jour, folks have debated its place for years. Will you give it a try?

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U.S. PIZZA MUSEUM OPENS TODAY

IN CHICAGO

 

 

It’s the latest chapter in the historic pizza feud: NYC (thin crust) vs. Chicago (deep-dish).

 

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U.S. Pizza Museum

  • Founded by a pizza lover & aficionado in 2015 in the form of pop-up locations nationwide.
  • Current location in Chicago’s South Loop, open until October.
  • Visitors learn the history of pizza & may buy pizza-themed products – but NO pizza.
  • Admission free.
Reserve Tickets Here
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The Power of Pizza

U.S. is home to 75K+ pizzerias. 

U.S. pizza market is valued at $45B – about one-third of worldwide market.

1 in 8 Americans eat pizza on any given day.

Pizza Hut is the #1 selling pizza chain in the U.S.

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NYC v. CHICAGO:
The Final Verdict

In 2011, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia weighed in:

I do indeed like so-called ‘deep dish pizza…. But it should not be called pizza. It should be called a tomato pie. Real pizza is Neapolitan. It is thin. It is chewy and crispy, OK? 

 

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Not to be outdone, a "Museum of Pizza" will open in NYC in October. It promises to be the "world's first and only immersive art experience celebrating pizza." Tickets are $35 & include a free slice.

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DON’T EAT THAT

From salads to cereal to crackers…food recalls have increased over the last decade. And the gov’t warns of more to come.

Reason to worry?

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Why It Matters

  • Foodborne illnesses have tripled from a decade ago (CDC).
  • 1 in 6 develop a foodborne illness (i.e. E.Coli, salmonella, listeria) each year, killing 3K (CDC).

“These are the kinds of statistics you should expect in Bangladesh, not here.” 

Jayden Hanson, Center for Food Safety
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Things to Know:

  • USDA regulates meat, poultry & eggs; FDA all other foods.
  • Recalls are mostly recommended by gov’t & “voluntary” done by a company OR (very seldom) required.
  • Annual USDA recalls rose 83% from 2012-2017FDA recalls are up 93% in same period, according to industry consultant, Stericycle. FDA disputes this data.
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Why All the Recalls?

New technology has regulators & companies able to track down contaminants more quickly.

Industry consolidation has different products using the same supply chain, so an issue with one supplier can affect multiple products.

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Important to Note

It’s not just toxic bacteria that lead to recalls. Food allergens made up nearly half (47%) of FDA food recalls & 29% of USDA recalls in the first quarter of this year.

Congress required food labels to include allergens in 2006, so if an item comes in contact with something not listed on packaging, it is recalled.

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You might be surprised to learn how long it takes from the time of discovery of a problem to pulling an item off store shelves. An Inspector General investigation found it took an average 57 days. A poignant investigation takes a closer look - Visit SmartHerNews.com.

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It Ain’t Easy…
Being Cheesy

Whether its mac & cheese or mozzarella, cheese prices fall as America’s stock of the dairy delight hits a 100-year record-high.

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Wait…Cheese Stockpiles?

  • America’s agriculture department keeps track of its cheese inventory. The gov’t has a record of cheese stockpiles since 1917!
  • Compared to last year at the same time we have 6% more cheese in America.
  • Why? Too much milk. Milk often made into cheese to preserve it. Also, summer months = less lunches packed. And tariffs.
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Why It Matters

  • U.S. families: Cheese prices drop. We have plenty of cheese, but not enough demand for it.
  • U.S. dairy farmers: In addition to stockpiles, cheese exports hit by Mexico/Canada tariffs in retaliation for our tariffs on steel & aluminum. This adds more pressure on farmers who don’t make a ton of money off of cheese (margins tight).
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Bigger Picture

  • Milk consumption has fallen despite the “Got Milk?” ads first introduced in the mid-1990s by the dairy industry to try to encourage consumption.
  • Americans picking other non-dairy options like almond milk.
  • Insight from one industry exec: While yogurt producers have innovated (pouches, squeeze packs), milk producers haven’t.
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The price of cheese impacts the price farmers receive for milk, so it impacts the entire dairy industry. Despite current pressures, one analyst is optimistic the industry will regulate. Read more on SmartHERNews.com

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DINING DIPLOMACY

“Steak, corn, and cheese”

Sec. of State Mike Pompeo shared an important dinner with the North Korea delegation this week.

Sharing a meal with friends (& foes) has played a role throughout American history. Here’s a look at what was served:

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Pres. Reagan & Gorbachev

Their first meal shared in Geneva in 1985 was 2 yrs before Reagan’s famous “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” speech during Cold War.

Mrs. Reagan supervised the menu.

“a five-course dinner featuring the American flavors of lobster and avocado, complemented by California wines.”

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FDR & Churchill

“…roast turkey, buttered Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce” served as dinner aboard “The Augusta” warship in 1941

4 days after the infamous meal, ‘The Atlantic Charter’ was signed – an important defense agreement between U.S. and England in WWII.

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Terrorist Leader At Pentagon Luncheon

Mere months after 9/11, in Feb. 2002, radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki had lunch at the Pentagon, as part of an outreach effort to “moderate Muslims.”

Sandwiches reportedly on menu – incl. pork (prohibited for Muslims to eat):  “Smoked turkey, Roast Beef, Smoked Ham, …Vegetarian”

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The First State Dinner

  • Pres. Grant & Hawaii’s King Kalakaua, 1874 – 24 yrs. before Hawaii became U.S. territory. The King wanted to discuss trade.
  • “Nearly 30 courses, all French, were served.”
  • Started tradition of lavish dinners w/heads of state: “White House table awash in flowers, crystal decanters and a $3,000, 587-piece set of Limoges china”

 

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The first state dinner of President Trump's term occurred in April 2018. Most viewed it as a victory for for the First Lady, who led the plans.

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