Liquor Industry News 10-28-19

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi





Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Even in Napa, there is no ‘Whole Foods’ craze for organic wine. Why?

Michelob Was Really Early to This Whole Marketing ‘Beer as Wellness’ Trend

What You Need to Know About Cognac vs Armagnac


How A White Claw Hangover Is Different From A Beer Or Wine Hangover

It turns out there are actually a few reasons your spiked seltzer hangover might feel different than the morning-after malaise you’ve experienced with other drinks.


Not just a Drink: 5 Reasons Why Wine is Good for a Healthy Lifestyle

Although most people know red wine as a luxury, it also has a ton of health benefits that work wonders for both the rich and the masses.


Truly Update

  • Boston Beer Co. is rolling out a reformulation of its entire Truly Hard Seltzer line. All 13 flavors have been updated to be more flavorful, with a more fruit-heavy aroma and a crisper finish, according to the company. The revamped flavors will include a note on their packaging reading “Now crisper fresh taste.” Additionally, Truly will launch a variety of lemonade seltzers on New Year’s Day, 2020. The 5% abv additions will be available in variety 12-packs of Original Lemonade, Black Cherry Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, and Mango Lemonade as well as 16- and 24-ounce individual cans of Original Lemonade.


Why Craft Brewers Are Turning to Large-Format Cans

Now many craft breweries are going big, packaging robustly flavored IPAs and hop-forward ales in 19.2-, 24-, and 25-ounce cans.

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Meet Your New Favorite Fall Wine, Lambrusco

Lambrusco is a delicious sparkling Italian wine made from the grapes that share its name.


12 Wine-Themed Beauty Products That Won’t Give You a Hangover

The beauty world has its own version of glou-glou: easy-to-use wine-inspired products


10 Things You Should Know About Blue Moon

Here are 10 more things you should know about Blue Moon.


10 Mouthwatering Desserts To Make With Leftover Wine

Sneak a little leftover wine into one of these desserts to cap off a meal, or snack on one of these treats in the middle of the day.



Still wine sales have fallen by three million nine-litre cases within the last year. Meanwhile, sales of low ABV alternatives to wine, beer, and spirits have grown rapidly in recent years, although still make up less than 5% of the alcoholic drinks market.


Why Wine Country isn’t attracting Millennials

Napa Valley, capital of wine tourism in California, pinnacle of New World luxury hooch, has a Millennial problem


Discovering the mountain wines of Valle d’Aosta

The Valle d’Aosta is about as extreme as Italian winemaking gets.


The Unknown Volcanic Wines of Pompeii

The city is home to innovative wineries and picturesque vineyards that thrive in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.


What You Need to Know About Sulfites

Sulfites are found in most wines and have attracted much attention, resulting in several myths.


How to Pair Sweet Wines with Savory Foods

When it comes to enjoying a meal, all food and wine pairings are about balance. “A little bit of sweet makes salty food taste better.


Stop, you can’t pop: prosecco Pringles seized in Italy

“identity theft” after hundreds of tubes of prosecco-flavoured Pringles were seized from a supermarket chain in the Veneto region.

Charles Smith Debuts POPUP Sparkling Wine

Just in Time for the Holidays, Winemaker Charles Smith Debuts POPUP – a Modern, Spirited and Effortless New Sparkling Wine

7 Regions Define New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Even though New Zealand (NZ) produces just 1% of the world’s wine, it still reigns as the “Sauvignon Blanc capital of the world.

Baileys debuts Red Velvet

Baileys Red Velvet has been created in partnership with the founders of US bakery Georgetown Cupcake,

How Herbicides are Developed for Vineyards

Without spending some time in the vineyard, it is hard to understand the day to day challenges growers face when combating agricultural pests.


A Quick Guide to Amphora-Aged Wine

Amphorae have been experiencing a renaissance across the globe and can now be seen in places like the United States and Australia.


Why port wine is still made by stomping grapes

It is a very traditional and labor-intensive method, yet it is still the one producing the finest ports. Why is that?



Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About

It might just expose you to your new favorite bottle or producer.



All About Natural Wines

Natural wines aren’t like regular wines. Regular wines are made using industrial farming techniques on a massive scale.


Demeter joined with Salmon-Safe

New partnership to enhance water quality protection and wildlife habitat restoration on Biodynamic farms


Meet Germany’s Three Great Pinots

If you think you know Pinot from Burgundy in France or Pinot Grigio in Italy, prepare to have your eyes opened.


How Championship Teams Get Their Championship Wines

A well-balanced wine in a commemorative bottle could be what you need to toast the championship win for your favorite sports team


Ever wondered why your wine is weeping?

For centuries, scientists have pondered the “tears” that form in wine glasses. Now they think they know how it happens.


What’s a wine cave? The 5 best underground experiences on the Central Coast

By avoiding artificial cooling, you also avoid drying out the air, which dries out the barrels and leads to unwanted evaporation of wine.


Why It’s Worth Knowing Who Imported Your Wine

Looking to try an unfamiliar wine—with the reassurance that you’re getting a quality bottle? Check the back label for the name of the importer. Here are a few you can trust to offer wines of character


What You Need to Know About Cognac vs Armagnac

In Western France, the regions of Cognac and Armagnac produce some of the world’s most venerated grape brandies.


5 Wine Trends You Need To Know

Consider these your wine headline cliff notes


Sherry is Dying, Pass the Port

Despite rumors of a resurrection, Sherry’s slow but assured demise looks more certain than ever.


Champagne vending machine appears – the start of a trend?

The Lexington Hotel in New York City has become the latest venue to install a Moët & Chandon vending machine.


NH Employee Fired By Liquor Commission Over Role in Bootlegging Sting Gets $34,000 Settlement

The dispute stems from a transaction made in February 2018, when Boes rang up a series of cash sales for more than $24,000 worth of Hennessy cognac for a customer.



America’s Favorite Wine Grapes

What do Zinfandel, Riesling, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc all have in common? Well, for a start, none of them even make the top 10 of America’s favorite wine grapes.


Bud Light brewer Anheuser-Busch accuses MillerCoors of stealing its beer recipes

Bud Light brewer is accusing its rival of stealing secret recipes for its beers, including Michelob Ultra and Bud Light.


Why You Should Be Drinking Spanish Wine

Our Vote for the World’s Most Underrated Wine Country? Spain!


9 Things You Should Know About Vega Sicilia

Bodegas Vega Sicilia is considered the crown jewel of Spanish wines. Since its founding in 1864, the winery has brought international acclaim to Ribera del Duero


Michelob Was Really Early to This Whole Marketing ‘Beer as Wellness’ Trend

When Anheuser-Busch first rolled out Michelob Ultra across the U.S. in 2002, the pitch to the nation’s weight watchers was simple: Sip this beer if you want to ditch carbs.


Dissecting the Double Standard of Wine Moms v. Beer Dads

“Women are often judged too harshly for engaging in certain activities or having certain emotions,”


Decoding Vintage Champagne: When to Buy What

Purchasing a bottle of vintage Champagne (wine made from grapes harvested in the same year) and only in years deemed worthy by the winemakers can be wrought with confusion.


Even in Napa, there is no ‘Whole Foods’ craze for organic wine. Why?

Some of the most famous wineries in the world use organically grown grapes, he said, but don’t outwardly advertise that fact.


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