Liquor Industry News 03-25-19

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By: Mark C Lenzi





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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:


New Products



These Are 2018’s Official Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies

9 Things You Should Know About Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery



How Having Just 2 Alcoholic Drinks Affects Your Sleep, According To Science

Around 20 percent of adult Americans use alcohol to help them fall asleep

This One Thing Makes Buying Wine WAY Less Overwhelming

I used to be an anxious, freaked-out wine shopper. And then everything changed.

Why is wine getting more complicated in an age of simplicity?

Is wine’s love of place reaching a level where it ceases to be a benefit, and actually starts to become a problem?

The Differences Between Parmesan, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Grana Padano, Explained

While we often use the name “parmesan” to refer to all of Italy’s grateable hard cheeses, there are a number of different styles within the category. Parmesan is one of them, though that particular cheese isn’t necessarily as closely linked to Italy as you might imagine.


Unlucky Man Shows How Not to Pour a Champagne Tower

Sadly for that guy, things don’t quite go to plan.

Could vermentino be the next big thing in Australian wine?

A wine grape steeped in old Mediterranean tradition is finding its way into the glasses of a fresh new generation of Australians, as they continue to swelter in the heat.


Secrets of George Washington’s Hidden Beer Recipe

It’s not as delicious as you might expect.


Spirits Europe launches website with nutrition info

Trade association Spirits Europe has launched a new website to give consumers access to nutrition and ingredients information on all spirit drinks legally sold in the EU.


Having announced the launch of her wine brand last month, American actress Sarah Jessica Parker will follow in Brangelina’s footsteps by making a Provence rosé.

How Producers Dial In the Right Shade of Pink for Rosé

The timing of harvest and winemaking adjustments are among the factors producers consider to achieve desired color intensity

A Guide to Finding Value Burgundy Wine

If you want a bargain from Burgundy, look for wines from Rully, Mercurey, Givry and Montagny as many of the bottles range from $20–30.

A beginner’s guide to ordering French wine like a Francophile

A wine from Burgundy, Bordeaux, or the Loire Valley is a great place to start.

Which States Have the Most Underrated Wine Regions?

Try visiting one of these underrated U.S. wine regions to get a taste.

How Wineries Can Support Their Restaurant Customers: Tools of the Trade

Wineries, boost your sales by building a strong restaurant connection & by improving your customer service. Here’s how you do it.


A Napa vintner, a Bourbon distiller and a founder of a food and drink distributor are among those that have been arrested for paying large sums of money as bribes to get their children into top US universities.


How to Talk About the Way Wine Tastes Without Sounding Like a Jerk

You can talk about wine without annoying yourself and the people around you. We’ll show you the way.


Syrah: The Versatile Wine that Goes with Burgers and Fries

Syrah is versatile. A dark-skinned grape from France, it is planted around the world in coastal climates like Santa Barbara, moderate ones like Walla Walla, and hot zones like Australia’s Barossa Valley.

A brief guide to organic wine

Organic wine can be confusing. Here is a quick guide to a few of the important categories.

How Natalie MacLean changes the world of wine

The biggest change in wine in the past 20 years did not happen in vineyards or wineries. It happened on the Internet

TTB Slated Over Wine Labeling

Consumer advocates demand both calorie and nutritional information should be on wine labels.

Why Your Red Wine Tastes Green

A new generation of wine lovers are trading big, fruity wines for lighter wines with more herbaceous and savory flavors.

An Ohio man is consuming only beer for Lent. He’s lost 15 pounds.

Just like the monks used to do it back in the 1600s,

Coors Will Give You Free Beer Every Time It Gets Trolled by Bud Light

It works like this: Coors is installing light-up tap handles in bars.

When Bud Light trolls, the bewitched tap handles will light up with the fury of eight, maybe nine, candles.  This happens in every bar in which they have been installed. Then, Coors says, the next round is on them.

Anheuser-Busch Backs Snack Made from Recycled Beer Protein

When you’re drinking your favorite beer, you might not think too much about what happens to the leftovers from the brewing process—namely, the beer protein, which lives in the leftover grains



A Beginner’s Guide to Trentino, Northern Italy’s Wine Mecca

Trentino, the southern half of the famous Trentino-Alto Adige wine region.

Pops launches Gordon’s Gin-infused popsicles

Adult ice lolly manufacturer Pops has partnered with Diageo to release Gordon’s Gin-infused popsicles.

Why is Wine So Expensive?

If you’ve ever found yourself standing in the wine aisle gawking at the prices, you may have also found yourself wondering,


Cheap vs Expensive Wine Taste Test

How to Pair Wine with Prosciutto

When you’re selecting a wine to drink with this silky cured meat, the options can feel as complex as the ham itself.

By the glass pours — and what does “dry” really mean?

Dry” is a term on many white wine labels. It is supposed to indicate a lack of sweetness in a wine. But the term is rarely accurate.

Everything you need to know about corked wine in 2 minutes

Corked wine, also referred to as flawed or tainted wine, is caused by the presence of 2, 4, 6-trichloroanisole, or TCA, a contaminant sometimes found in food and beverages

Goodbye to tired old wine customs

Wine lovers often adhere to certain unwritten rules of wine appreciation that are, frankly, idiotic.

The Effects of Mandatory Wine Label Nutritional and Ingredient Information on Purchase Behavior

The wine industry, on the other hand, has been generally opposed to the ideal of mandatory labeling of nutrition and ingredient information on wine.

These Are 2018’s Official Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies

The Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies, and the Top 50 Overall Brewing Companies.

New Cider App

Angry Orchard Cider, part of the Boston Beer portfolio, is launching an augmented reality (AR) smartphone app called Cider & Food. AR technology typically uses a phone’s camera and screen to superimpose something onto the real world. In this case, looking at a specific Angry Orchard expression will prompt food pairings and recipe suggestions for how best to enjoy the cider—for example, by drinking Angry Orchard Pear to accompany a cheese plate. Users will also be able to take a virtual tour of the brand’s orchard in Walden, New York. Cider & Food is now available as a free download in the Apple Store.


The world of drinks is full of tall tales, myths and legends. While some are more credible than others, all are intriguing, and offer an insight into the rich history of booze culture, customs and rituals.

7 Spectacular Sparkling Wines From One of Italy’s Youngest Growing Regions

Franciacorta has become one of Italy’s leading producers of premium, traditional-method sparkling in the short period since its inception.

Top Israeli Wine Misconceptions Debunked

Although the Middle East is the historic birthplace of wine, there’s still much confusion about offerings from Israel.

The Right Red Wine Temperature Is Cooler Than You Think

If you think the proper red wine temperature is “whatever your thermostat says”…well, it just isn’t

How to Do a Wine Tasting the Right Way

Just like how non-gamers wouldn’t know the first thing about what goes on in a Fortnite game, the majority of us are not privy to wine tasting room etiquette.

Why France is Still the Home of Fine Wine
Despite the competition from wine producers all over the world, France continues to be adored and respected by oenophiles everywhere, producing around 8 billion bottles each year. Here, we’ll look at why France is still the home of fine wine.

9 Things You Should Know About Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Chateau Ste. Michelle is more than just the largest winery in America’s second-largest wine-producing state.


As the weather warms up and the day parties with tastings begin to pour in, here is a list of four Black-owned wineries that every wine lover should add to their collection.



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