Liquor Industry News 06-17-19

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi





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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products




Inside Hennessy | How Cognac is Made?


The 10 Best Light Beers for Athletes

5 easy tricks to avoid looking stupid when ordering wine in public — while still getting exactly what you like

What makes wine exciting and sometimes intimidating is the phenomenal variety of it that exists.



17 Amazon Wine Products So Wildly Creative, You’ll Forget How You Drank Without Them

If you love to sip vino on the regular, we have found some incredible products you will definitely enjoy.


Want to know how to taste like a pro?

Five basic stages of wine tasting



Consumers Clearly Prefer Smaller Sizes of Wine-in-a-Can.

Ask TTB to Allow 250ml Single-Size


Millennials are spending less money on alcohol than previous generations.

Now, brands are marketing their booze as ‘wellness’ drinks in a desperate bid to capture the market.

What is a Bottle Shot?

It is the standard picture ID of your product that gets reused over and over again on your website,

What Beer Should You Drink Based on Your Wine Preference?

Get to know more about specific hop varieties and find your new favorite beer by using your wine preferences as a guide.

If you thought Kona beer was brewed in Hawaii, you’re probably eligible for a refund

Kona beer sold on tap in Hawaii is brewed in Hawaii, but bottled and draft Kona beer in the U.S. is brewed at CBA’s facilities in New Hampshire,

9 Things You Should Know About Bouchard Père & Fils

Here are nine more things you should know about Bouchard Père & Fils.

These Are the Cocktails at Disney’s Star Wars Cantina

Inspired by the Mos Eisley Cantina from Episode IV – A New Hope

From left to right, alcoholic beverages: The Outer Rim, Bespin Fizz, Yub Nub, and Fuzzy Tauntaun can be found at Oga’s Cantina inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. (Photo by Kent Phillips, Disney Parks)

4 Lesser-Known Spanish Wine Regions You Need to Discover Right Now

When you think of Spanish wine, the Rioja region likely comes to mind


Is there a future for half-bottles?

Half-bottles should be well positioned to take advantage of the consumer’s growing interest in moderation,

Want to find the perfect bottle of wine? Ask these questions first

White-wine drinkers tend to spend around $3 less per bottle than red-wine drinkers, who spend an average of $40 per bottle versus the $37 that white-wine drinkers spend,

What Is a Tomato Leaf and What’s It Doing in My Wine?

So why does this term crop up so often in wine descriptions?

PunchPops, boozy freeze pops created by two Worcester MA natives, hit liquor stores just in time for beach season

PunchPops currently come in a lemon flavor,

Basil Hayden’s bottles rye whiskey and rum blend

Bottled at 40% abv, the expression is available throughout the US for a limited period, priced at RRP US$44.99 per 750ml.

6 Questions About Natural Wine You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask

With little consensus and no official regulation, definitions are hard to come by. Besides, every wine is made from juiced fruits — aren’t they all natural?

Five Honeymoon Destinations for Wine Lovers

These five wine regions, from Europe to New Zealand, deliver.


Why you should consider switching to sustainable wine

Natural, organic, biodynamic and vegan. What does it all mean when it comes to wine?



There are few wine varieties that ignite more passionate debate and illicit more fiery, heart-wrenching commentary than the P-word. Yes, Pinotage.


Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Announces Total Ban on the Use of Glyphosate

Regardless of whether Italian and European regulations still define it as a legal substance.


New Stags’ Leap Wine

Stags’ Leap Winery, part of the Treasury Wine Estates portfolio, is extending with a new Sauvignon Blanc varietal. Retailing at $30 a 750-ml., the new entry is sourced from Napa Valley and is rolling out nationally. According to Impact Databank, Stags’ Leap sells approximately 110,000 cases in the U.S. annually.



Get your taste of the best beer fests in New England

Festivals celebrating not just one creative beer company but dozens and dozens of them take place at mountain bases, along beaches and in lakeside cities.



Crémant; An expression of France

Cremant gives great diversity thanks to the variation of influencing factors such as terrior and climate.


What you might not know is that Glera isn’t the only grape allowed in Prosecco wine!

A Chemist Explains Why Corks Matter When Storing Wine

The way a bottle is sealed will directly affect how much oxygen passes into the wine each year.

New Technology On Malibu Rum

Pernod Ricard is experimenting with adding interactive technology to bottles of Malibu rum. By scanning a QR code on the neck of Malibu’s new “Connected Bottle” or by tapping one’s smartphone against the Near Field Communication tag in the cap, consumers will gain access to a mobile game for a chance to win Malibu-branded merchandise. They will also be able to view cocktail recipes and other extras. The connected bottle has been tested in Germany and the U.K. and will debut in select U.S. markets and stores this month.

Trade War Is Hurting U.S. Wineries

As the Trump administration fights over trade with China, Mexico and the E.U., winemakers fight to overcome retaliatory tariffs

Can the cat wine demographic save the wine business?

This is an untapped market, save for a few novelty products, and it’s huge – almost 40 million U.S. households have cats.

New Angry Orchard

Angry Orchard has introduced its newest line extension, Spritz Rosé, in select markets across the U.S. The 4% abv cider is made with red-flesh apples and is light, crisp, and floral, according brand-owner Boston Beer Company. Angry Orchard Spritz Rosé is now available in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans in New Jersey; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Massachusetts; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Including beer, malt-based RTDs, and cider, Boston Beer’s volume in calendar 2018 was 4.29 million barrels, up 17% from the previous year.

Histamine and wine

Histamine is present in cheese, fish, meat, yeast products, vegetables and wine. It is known to be vasoactive. It can dilate the blood vessels, causing redness, or constrict them. Both can cause headaches.

Italy’s Prime Pinot Nero

In the 1850s, nobles brought Pinot Noir to this corner of the country. After boom and bust, will it find its stride again?

The 10 Best Light Beers for Athletes

These craft-brewed IPAs, wheat beers, and lagers have half the calories of their full-strength counterparts, and nearly all the flavor.

Crown Royal debuts French oak cask-finished whisky

Crown Royal Noble Collection French Oak Cask Finished has been finished in French oak barrels sourced from the Vosges region in France.


China’s oldest and largest wine producer, Changyu, is in the process of converting its 250-hectate Château Changyu Moser XV estate in Ningxia to biodynamic viticulture.


“We regret that these historic houses left the DO in January 2019. Their dissatisfaction was based on issues that have been on the table for a long time: zoning/origin, quality and a lack of clear segmentation according to regulatory requirements.

New Fetzer Cans

Fetzer Vineyards has released three wines from Bonterra in 250-ml. cans for the first time. The company has canned its Sauvignon Blanc and rosé, and released a new blend called Bonterra Young Red. All three wines are made with organic grapes and are suggested to be served chilled. The three wines are available nationwide in 4-packs of 250-ml. cans for a suggested price of $20. Last year, Bonterra was at 419,000 cases, according to Impact Databank.

Teacher died after sharing bottle and a half of wine with friend in her garden, inquest told

She had had just under four times the amount of alcohol of the legal drink drive limit.


Your Everything Guide to Rosés from Provence

These wines are blends of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and, sometimes, Mourvèdre, and occasionally incorporate a small amount of white grapes before pressing to help keep the color pale.


Bonterra Organic Vineyards Introduces California’s First Organically Farmed Wine in Cans

Latest Bonterra Innovation Blends Two Skyrocketing Trends: Organics and Canned Wine


The 10 Best Boxed Wines To Sip On All Year Long

Still frequently less expensive than bottled varieties, boxed wines are making a comeback for a reason: they’re increasingly delicious, easily portable (and usable), and environmentally friendly



Turn Crappy Rosé Into Surprisingly Good Cocktail Syrup

Gently heat it with an equal amount of table sugar to make a gorgeous cocktail syrup with an alcohol content all its own.

A Wine Lover’s Guide to New Orleans

These neighborhoods all have special bars and, blended with the character, all of the original history

Hey, Moms: Can We Please Stop Calling Alcohol “Mommy Juice”?

Mommy juice wine culture seems to be everywhere, from Instagram to Facebook, and even slapped onto party napkins and travel wine glasses.

CannaWine: a company leading the cannabis wine wave

With attitudes towards cannabis softening in many parts of the world in recent years, there are many new ideas about how to use the plant – including adding it to wine.


Inside Hennessy | How Cognac is Made?

A unique visit of the Distillery at famous Cognac maker house Hennessy, witnessing and explaining how the fine French oak-aged spirit is made, distilled from grapes and wine.



Your Guide to South African Wine Country

The best places to eat, stay, and—of course—swirl and sip your way through the Winelands.

Here are 6 health and nutrition benefits of red wine vinegar.

Vinegars are made by fermenting a carbohydrate source into alcohol. Acetobacter bacteria then convert the alcohol into acetic acid, which gives vinegars their strong aromas



Mezzacorona Introduces Mezza di Mezzacorona Rosé

Mezzacorona, the leading Italian wine producer announces the launch of its sparkling rosé Mezza di Mezzacorona Rosé

Are all scores from year to year weighted the same? Is a score of 93 in a bad vintage year the same as a 93 in an exceptional year?

Our wine ratings are not weighted by vintage. When our tasters sit down to a blind tasting, they are informed of the grape variety and/or region of the wine as well as the vintage. Even though we believe wines should reflect the vintage they hail from, the scores do not change in good vintages or bad ones. In the scenario you describe, a 93-point wine is a 93-point wine, regardless of the overall quality of the vintage.

In exceptional vintages, you should expect more 90+ wines than in weaker vintages. We take this data into account when we are assessing our vintage ratings.

5 Winemaking Terms All Wine Lovers Should Know

You have probably seen some wine terminology thrown around here and there – but do you know what they mean?


According to the TTB, there are 62 ingredients that can be added to wine without needing disclosure on the label, ranging from animal-based fining agents

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