Liquor Industry News 09-02-19

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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09-02-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Harpoon’s new beer celebrates the chaos that is Allston Christmas

The 7 Mistakes Everyone Makes At A Wine Shop

Why You Should Always Tap the Table Before Taking a Shot

 

Beam Suntory is the world’s third-largest spirits marketer, with global volume up 2.3% to nearly 62 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

US BREWERY RECEIVES DEATH THREATS OVER NUCLEAR TEST SITE BEER

The Dallas-based business received complaints after it named a beer after Bikini Atoll, a part of an island chain that witnessed 23 US nuclear tests between 1946 and 1958.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/us-brewery-receives-death-threats-over-nuclear-test-site-beer/

 

VAPORISED VODKA BALLOON TREND HITS UK NIGHTCLUBS

Inhaling the vaporized vodka means the alcohol enters the bloodstream more quickly that it would in its liquid form. According to The Sun, when inhaled the effects are almost instant and last for up to 20 minutes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/vaporised-vodka-balloon-trend-hits-uk-nightclubs/

THE COCA WINE FAD: A BRIEF HISTORY

History of coca wine, a Bordeaux and cocaine combination that was imbibed with gusto by presidents as well as popes

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/the-coca-wine-fad-a-brief-history/

Texas Gose Mad for Sour Pickle Beer

Called Sour Pickle Beer, the brew combines Martin House’s Salty Lady goseand Best Maid’s pickle juice for a 5.5-percent-ABV pour.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/texas-sour-pickle-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a3406691db-AUG_19_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a3406691db-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-a3406691db-38937345&mc_cid=a3406691db&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

6 amazing things you didn’t know you can do with wine

Amazing things people do with wine that most of us probably do not know.

https://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/food-drink/drink/6-amazing-things-you-didnt-know-you-can-do-with-wine-30864228

Wine descriptions are related to perceived wine quality

One does not have to spend more than a few seconds reading wine writing to realize that this is not normal human discourse.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2019/08/wine-descriptions-are-related-to.html

 

DIAGEO ADDS MORE GAME OF THRONES WHISKIES TO JOHNNIE WALKER RANGE

The latest whiskies are inspired by two of the most important houses in the show – House Stark and House Targaryen

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/diageo-adds-two-more-game-of-thrones-whiskies-to-johnnie-walker-range/

 

 

The Petition for a White Wine Emoji Has Been Sadly Rejected

If you’ve ever scrolled through your phone looking for a white wine emoji, you’re not alone

https://people.com/food/white-wine-emoji-rejected-again/

CHECK YOUR WINE…NEW LIST OF WINES CITED FOR HIGH LEVELS OF ARSENIC

A new list of wines was announced as part of a lawsuit citing that several wines being sold have extremely high levels of inorganic arsenic which could be dangerous to the drinker.

http://viralserve.club/list-of-wines-cited-in-lawsuit-for-having-dangerously-high-arsenic-levels/

https://wyrk.com/check-your-wine-new-list-of-wines-cited-for-high-levels-of-arsenic/

 

Time to rethink the restaurant wine ritual

Wine is innately social. When a bottle is opened, its contents are usually shared.

But how social is the way wine is handled in a restaurant?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general/time-rethink-restaurant-wine-ritual

 

Beer dating — it’s a thing and you should know about it

When you shop for beer, do you check each can or bottle for a date indicating when a beer was made, or when it will be past it’s prime? If not, you probably should.

https://www.marinij.com/2019/08/20/beer-dating-its-a-thing-and-you-should-know-about-it/

 

Bordeaux winemakers forced to promote rose and white wines as young drinkers abandon red

For centuries Bordeaux has been renowned for its medium- and full-bodied reds, but young French people are joining the global trend of favouring rosé, white and sparkling wines.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/20/bordeaux-winemakers-forced-promote-rose-white-wines-young-drinkers/

 

Understanding Sherry’s New Regulations

The change will permit nonfortified wines in some subregions, allowing for greater diversity

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/understanding-sherrys-new-regulations/

 

THIS NEW PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE IS ALSO A HARD SELTZER, SO IT’S THE HOLY GRAIL OF FALL

Busch Beer recently posted a picture of their new “Pumpkin Spice Latte Super Hard Seltzer.” We know, we’re losing our minds too.

https://www.bestproducts.com/lifestyle/a28724123/busch-beer-pumpkin-spice-latte-hard-seltzer/

 

We blind-tasted 38 hard seltzers. These were the winners (and many losers)

The definitive hard seltzer tasting, from White Claw and Truly to Bon & Viv and Smirnoff

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/We-blind-tasted-38-hard-seltzers-These-were-the-14364159.php

 

 

Drew Bledsoe Marches Downfield, Launches Oregon Pinot Label

The former NFL QB and Washington Cabernet vintner is starting a project with his winemaker to make site-specific Willamette Pinot and Walla Walla Syrah

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/drew-bledsoe-marches-downfield-launches-oregon-pinot-walla-walla-syrah-label-unfiltered?sfns=mo

 

Wine’s biggest problem? Consumers don’t care about wine

If wine is truly going to connect with its target audience it needs to really understand what consumers do care about and that means getting deep, down and digital.

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/paul-mabray-wines-biggest-problem-consumers-dont-care-as-much-as-we-do/

 

Rosé Vodka Is the New Pink Wave — and It’s Actually Pretty Great

Rosé has become so imbedded in society, the trend no longer stops at wine.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/is-rose-vodka-good-best-rose-vodka-brands

 

Thinking in Smell

When it comes to olfaction, Americans are culturally underdeveloped.

https://deborahparkerwong.com/2019/08/20/thinking-in-smell/

 

Too Many Discounts Lessen the Worth of Your Wine

Regularly offering lower prices, free shipping and other incentives that focus on discounts is not likely to encourage customers to appreciate why your wine is worth what you usually charge for it.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/08/21/too-many-discounts-lessen-the-worth-of-your-wine

 

Jameson unveils new Caskmates whiskeys in US

The new Jameson Caskmates Bale Breaker Limited Edition and Jameson Caskmates Revolution Brewing Limited Edition Irish whiskeys form Jameson’s Caskmates Hyperlocal Editions.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/jameson-unveils-new-caskmates-whiskeys-in-us/

 

 

Why You Should Always Tap the Table Before Taking a Shot

“Clinking glasses is toasting one another. Touching the countertop is toasting the house,”

https://vinepair.com/articles/you-should-always-tap-the-table-before-taking-a-shot/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dfd10a6702-AUG_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dfd10a6702-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dfd10a6702-38937345&mc_cid=dfd10a6702&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 20 Best Rums for Every Budget

For as little as $35, drinkers can purchase a range of high-quality aged rums boasting more than a decade in barrel. (Good luck finding similarly aged bourbon or Scotch at that price.)

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/20-best-rums-2019/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dfd10a6702-AUG_23_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dfd10a6702-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-dfd10a6702-38937345&mc_cid=dfd10a6702&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to pair wine with burgers

If you’re going to have a great burger, don’t waste the experience with bad wine.
https://www.decanter.com/learn/food/how-to-pair-wine-with-burgers-423106/#Oxlk7LmUqbvxfPgV.99

Wine Enthusiast names two Massachusetts all-stars on its ’40 Under 40′ list

Wine Enthusiast is celebrating two people who are dominating Boston’s bar scene.

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2019/08/22/wine-enthusiast-names-two-massachusetts-all-stars-on-its-40-under-40-list

Get to Know Pineau d’Aunis

The versatile grape, which is also known as Chenin Noir—purportedly a favorite of King Henry III of England

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/get-to-know-pineau-daunis/

Five top-quality American whiskeys for $30 or less

It’s an exciting time for the American whiskey category as producers invest in new distilleries and take innovation up a notch. Here, we present five expressions that offer high quality at an affordable price.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/five-top-quality-american-whiskeys-for-30-or-less/

ANCIENT GRAPE EMERGES FROM OBSCURITY IN SICILY

Called Nocera, the variety is believed to have been the main grape of Roman ‘great estate’ Marmertinum in Sicily, as identified by Pliny the Elder in the second century BC.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/08/ancient-grape-emerges-from-obscurity-in-sicily/

 

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a French wine appellation known for its bold Grenache-based red blends.

https://winefolly.com/review/all-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-chateauneuf-du-pape-wine-and-more/?utm_campaign=8%2F22%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Pinot%20Noir%2C%20CdP%2C%20Magnum%20%28Ph4BV9%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

5 Facts on Pinot Noir that You Should See

Wines made with Pinot Noir have cultivated a gigantic following of hardcore wine enthusiasts.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/5-facts-about-pinot-noir/?utm_campaign=8%2F22%2F2019%20-%20Weekly%3A%20Pinot%20Noir%2C%20CdP%2C%20Magnum%20%28Ph4BV9%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wine%20Folly%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

The 7 Mistakes Everyone Makes At A Wine Shop

These are the 7 most common.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-7-most-common-mistakes-youre-making-at-the-wine-shop/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7841863f85-AUG_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7841863f85-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7841863f85-38937345&mc_cid=7841863f85&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Make These Italian Wine Cookies With Your Leftover Wine

Use the last of that baking spirit and a few ingredients already in the pantry to make these simple Italian wine cookies.

https://vinepair.com/articles/leftover-wine-make-italian-wine-cookies-course/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7841863f85-AUG_22_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7841863f85-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-7841863f85-38937345&mc_cid=7841863f85&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Harpoon’s new beer celebrates the chaos that is Allston Christmas

Thousands of undergraduate and graduate students living off campus flood the city to settle in to new apartments on September 1 before the school year begins, resulting in a sidewalk free-for-all of couches, lamps, fans, desks, and miscellaneous items that can only be classified as stuff.

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2019/08/23/harpoon-brewery-allston-christmas

 

What to Expect When You Visit a Winery

No matter where in the world you are, set yourself up for a great winery experience by remembering a few simple tips:

https://www.wacotrib.com/sponsored/prestige/what-to-expect-when-you-visit-a-winery/article_3cb70a17-f4db-5e60-a9c9-33386a505322.html

 

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