Liquor Industry News 09-30-19

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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09-30-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Bacardi turns used plastic straws into vinyl records

Which NFL Stadium Has the Biggest Beer and Wine Selection?

Basketball star Michael Jordan launches Tequila

 

MACALLAN PARTNERS WITH PANTONE FOR NEW RELEASE

The Macallan said in a release that it saw parallels between making whisky and blending colours to create new shades and as purple is one of the most complex colours of the rainbow, it was felt to be a suitable choice to represent this particular malt.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/macallan-partners-with-pantone-for-new-release/

MAIL ORDER WINE EDUCATION SERVICE LAUNCHED

Subscribers to The Wine List receive two bottles of wine and study guides through their door each month with the aim of helping them to better navigate a wine list or supermarket aisle by getting to grips with their wine preferences.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/09/mail-order-wine-education-service-launched/

 

Top spirits for TV and film fans

Whether it’s imbibers drinking like their favourite film stars, distillers immersing themselves in pop culture, there’s no denying the worlds of spirits and cinema have become intertwined.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/top-spirits-for-tv-and-film-fans/

 

You’ve Heard of Biodynamic Wine. Now, Try Biodynamic Chocolate.

Óbolo Chocolate sources biodynamic berries from a Patagonian farm to use in its craft chocolate bars.

https://vinepair.com/articles/biodynamic-wine-chocolate/

 

The Calories, Carbs, and Alcohol in America’s Best-Selling Hard Seltzers

While no alcoholic beverage is “healthy,” most of these brands celebrate their low calories and carbs

https://vinepair.com/articles/calories-carbs-alcohol-best-selling-hard-seltzers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=54de5b0383-SEPT_17_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-54de5b0383-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-54de5b0383-38937345&mc_cid=54de5b0383&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Unified Theory Of Cooking With Beer has just 1 simple rule

If the beer is brown or amber in color, not too hoppy, and tasty enough for you to drink, you can cook with it.

https://thetakeout.com/unified-theory-of-cooking-with-beer-rule-guide-1838149318

Basketball star Michael Jordan launches Tequila

Jordan partnered with Jeanie Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers, Wes Edens of the Milwaukee Bucks, and Emilia Fazzalari and Wyc Grousbeck of the Boston Celtics to develop the new brand.

IN STOCK!

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/basketball-star-michael-jordan-launches-tequila/

New Patron

Patrón Tequila has introduced its oldest release to date: Extra Añejo 10 Años. The 10-year-old spirit was aged in a mix of American oak and American/Limousin oak barrels and is bottled at 40% abv. The release is packaged in a hand-blown glass bottle modeled after the original Patrón bottle. Patrón Extra Añejo 10 Años is rolling out now across the U.S. for a limited time at a suggested price of $350 a 750-ml. Last year, Bacardi-owned Patrón was up 3% to 2.4 million cases in the U.S., according Impact Databank.

The Best Coffee Table Books for Wine Lovers

A bottle of wine makes a great gift, but a book about wine may end up lasting a bit longer.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicoletrilivas/2019/09/16/the-best-coffee-table-books-for-wine-lovers/#585015b456fb

 

Dallas Cowboys team up with Josh Cellars for a new signature wine

Cowboys Special Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, now available at AT&T Stadium and throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

https://www.dallasnews.com/food/drinks/2019/09/16/dallas-cowboys-team-up-with-josh-cellars-for-a-new-signature-wine/

 

The Best Wine Advent Calendars You Can Get in the U.S.

There are Advent calendar options featuring beer, gin, other spirits, and wine.

http://www.eatingwell.com/syndication/the-best-wine-advent-calendars-you-can-get-in-the-us/

 

Wine No Longer Mixes With Cocktails

Wine brands are low down the list of priorities for major drinks companies and must compete for resources with more prized liquor brands

https://www.wsj.com/articles/wine-no-longer-mixes-with-cocktails-11568367181

 

Barrel Toasting with Infrared Heat

“What is the difference between an infrared toast and toasting over a fire?

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/cooperages-1912.html?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=e637a0b9a9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_17_09_32&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-e637a0b9a9-64683881#whatsnew

 

What Are the Worst Trends in Wine Right Now?

VinePair polled leading wine pros from around the country and asked for their take on the worst trends in wine right now.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sommeliers-worst-wine-trends-2019/

 

Organic sparkling wine DO move sparks new Cava rift

Corpinnat and Classic Penedès producers in Catalonia have joined forces in a bid to create the world’s first certified organic sparkling wine Denominación de Origen (DO-PDO).

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/25910/Organic_sparkling_wine_DO_move_sparks_new_Cava_rift.html

IS DARK RUM THE SAME THING AS AGED RUM?

Not exactly. An aged rum is always a dark rum, but not all dark rums are aged rums. (Rum is a very confusing spirit because labeling regulations are not as strict as with other spirits.)

Barrel aging is what usually gives brown spirits such as rum or whiskey their warm, toasty colors. In the case of rum, however, distillers can use an array of different aging times — a clear spirit takes on the color of a charred barrel very quickly, even if the flavors take longer to develop — or skip the barrel entirely and use caramel coloring on their spirits. The result would be dark but not aged.

So if you’re in the market for an aged rum, don’t rely on it being dark alone. Look for a numerical age statement printed on the bottle.

Meet the Wines of Southwest France

Once overshadowed by its neighbor, Bordeaux, Southwest France is seeing a surge in popularity, thanks to its standout wines made from the 300 grape varieties grown in the region.

https://vinepair.com/articles/meet-the-wines-of-southwest-france-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2b706f52e9-SEPT_18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2b706f52e9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-2b706f52e9-38937345&mc_cid=2b706f52e9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Top 10 U.S. Wine Distributors

 

New Barefoot

Barefoot is extending its range with a new trio of Fruit Moscatos. The three flavors—Apple, Peach, and Strawberry—double the Gallo brand’s Moscato lineup, which includes Original, Pink, and Red expressions. All three flavors are available in 750-ml. bottles and are available nationwide. Barefoot, the U.S. market’s second-largest brand in volume terms, has averaged annual growth of 13.3% over the past decade, reaching 18.5 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

 

11 of the Best Celebrity Wines

From everyday rosés to dinner-party-worthy reds, here are 11 of our favorite celebrity wines, broken down by category.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/11-best-celebrity-wines-2019/

 

These Are the Wines That Pair Well With Everything, Says a Sommelier

The easiest way to pair wine with food is to think about the region that your food—or wine—comes from.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/beverages/these-are-the-wines-that-pair-well-with-everything-says-a-sommelier/ar-AAHu7T7

What to know about wine regulations

Terroir is the taste of the place that the wine originated, whether it is a small area or a relatively large region.

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/life/columnists/2019/09/18/robert-russell-what-one-should-know-wine-regulations/2357589001/

Which NFL Stadium Has the Biggest Beer and Wine Selection?

Some recent analysis suggests the Seattle Seahawks may feature more drinks diversity than anyone else.

https://www.foodandwine.com/beer/nfl-stadium-beer-wine-menus-variety

The Best Wine for You Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Here’s your perfect pairing based on your zodiac sign.

https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/wine-for-your-zodiac-sign/

 

 

Bogle Vineyards Debuts New Video Series

For the first-time ever, consumers can now hear directly from those who have witnessed the apparition known as The Phantom.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=219790

Bacardi turns used plastic straws into vinyl records

Once enough straws have been collected, the records will be pressed and will be available to purchase

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/09/bacardi-turns-used-plastic-straws-into-vinyl-records/

Essential Books for Wine Enthusiasts

The confounding joy of wine is the fact that you will never fully master everything there is to know about the topic, but you can sure try—particularly with a few essential books in your library

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2019/09/21/wine-101-essential-books-for-wine-enthusiasts/#6c0c26464091

 

How Climate Change Is Helping British Bubbly to Rival Champagne

While the English certainly know how to drink bubbly, I was shocked that they also know how to make it.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-climate-change-is-helping-british-bubbly-to-rival-champagne

Rosé Shouldn’t Go Away with Summer: 5 Reasons to Sip Rosé Wine This Fall

It’s just as good for sweater weather as it is for swimsuit season.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/207901/rose-fall-wine/

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