Liquor Industry News 11-04-19

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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

A complete guide for wine lovers at Walt Disney World

Stella Artois Releasing Its First Limited-Edition Seasonal Beer

How to Choose a Liquor Store A good liquor store can offer much more than convenience



The program, which took two years to develop, has been designed to become the reference in Spanish wine education for trade professionals and studious oenophiles alike.



Only, the box did not contain two bottles of triple sec but a large amount of plastic explosive and a captured British pencil detonator.


Where Does Altar Wine Come From?

To meet the necessary standards, producers of sacramental altar wines are a select group.




There are currently four drinks protected under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: the Dark ’n StormyPainkillerSazerac and Hand Grenade


Does it matter where a wine is bottled?

How would you feel if your Chilean Cabernet was bottled in the north of England or your Californian Chardonnay was poured into a bag-in-box in Copenhagen?

The etiquette of wine giving

These guidelines will help you avoid an etiquette faux pas.



“Breaking Bad” star launches beer

In the show, actor Dean Norris, who played Hank Schrader, went all out to make this homebrew named, “Schraderbrau,” look like the real thing, and now that’s actually happening.


Buffalo Trace: a brand history

The buffalo on the label represents the independence and spirit of those early Americans who wanted to find a new life for themselves, and who weren’t afraid to explore unchartered territory


Absolut and Paper Bottle Co to drive sustainability

The Absolut Company has joined Coca-Cola, Carlsberg and L’Oréal in partnering with Paboco, which was launched in 2015 to research the possibility of a commercially-available paper bottle.



A new book has launched on Amazon charting the history of Italy’s most famous winemaking grapes.


The Science of Salt in Cocktails

Now bartenders and beverage managers are using salt beyond its once utilitarian function and exploring its myriad varieties—from artisanal salts that exhibit terroir, to flavored salts made by traditional processes or by enterprising new bartenders.


How to Blind-taste Beer

If you don’t know how a beer tastes, how can you accurately tell your customers about the product?


Once you’ve chilled a wine, does it need to stay chilled?

Do temperature fluctuations damage wine?


Can There Be Terroir in Spirits?

Although terroir, a French term defined as representing a sense of place, is a widely accepted concept in the wine world, there’s contention about whether it applies to distilled spirits.


How to Be A Better Wine Taster, According to Scientists

Not everyone is born with the senses of a super-taster or has the time to gain the extensive wine knowledge of a sommelier


How Organic Winemakers Are Turning Chianti’s Red Rooster Green

To qualify as organic, winemakers use no chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides on grapes. Vinification relies on the spontaneous fermentation provided by natural yeasts and bacteria, rather than commercial additives, while sulfites are kept to an absolute minimum.



How to spot a corked wine

The signs of cork taint to look out for, and a brief guide to its origins

M.S. Walker News

Massachusetts-based M.S. Walker has been named the exclusive U.S. importer of Islay Mist. The first offering from the blended Scotch brand is Islay Mist 8-year-old, a blend of whisky from the Laphroaig distillery and Speyside malt aged in Bourbon casks. Featuring a new custom bottle and label, the 40% abv blend is currently rolling out nationally at $26 a 750-ml. Islay Mist also produces Original, Palo Cortado, 10-year-Old, and 12-year-old whiskies.


Kansas woman incorporates wine into her exercise routine


Martignetti Companies Announces New Digital Marketing Service

New England’s preeminent distributor of wines and spirits is announcing the launch of the industry’s first distributor hosted consumer-level Digital Marketing Service™ (DMS) for its retailer and supplier partners


Malbec Food Pairing Ideas

The pairing secret of Malbec is that it works well with pepper, sage, creamy mushroom sauces, melted cheese, and in particular, blue cheese. YUM!


Learn the Trick to Clinking Wine Glasses

What’s the best technique for clinking wine glasses and why is there a wrong way?



The pioneering brand has partnered with social video commerce agency MikMak to allow adult Instagram users in 48 US states to buy bottles of Patrón by swiping up on an advert in Instagram Stories.



In the Spring the brand embarked on a nationwide marketing campaign featuring tie-ups with strategic fashion and beauty events, including sponsorship of’s concept store launch party at London Fashion Week and the VIP lounge at the National Wedding Show, while also boosting its Instagram presence to target younger women.


New Angels Envy

Bacardi-owned Angel’s Envy has announced the November rollout of its yearly cask strength release. This year’s expression comes in at 61.2% abv, and the bottling was chosen from select barrels of Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels. Just over 14,000 bottles will be available in 26 markets across the U.S. at a suggested price of $200 a 750-ml. bottle. Last year, Angel’s Envy was up 9.3% to 82,000 cases according to Impact Databank.

Meet Crémant, France’s Affordable Sparkling Wine

Crémant is the name used by many French wine regions for sparklers made the same way as Champagne, with the second fermentation in the bottle.

Cakebread News

Napa Valley winemaker Cakebread Cellars is opening a new visitors center this week at its property on Highway 29. The new facility includes a 10,000-square-foot renovation and 36,000-square-foot addition aimed at immersing guests in the winemaking process. Nine separate tasting rooms are included, all intended for smaller-format tastings, and are grouped into four segments: The Culinary Wing, created for wine and food seminars; Window to the Winery, offering educational tastings within the cellar itself; In the Lab, devoted to technical tastings and workshops; and The Tank Room, geared toward larger groups. Visits are by appointment only, with tastings ranging from $25-$85.



What is Carbonic Maceration, or Whole-Cluster Fermentation?

Few terms in the wine world will get you labeled a geek more swiftly than “carbonic maceration.” Just the sound of it conjures images of mad scientists and sci-fi superheroes.


Why Red Wine May Be Great For Gut Health

You’ve probably heard how great red wine is for its anti-inflammatory properties, cardiovascular benefits and antioxidant properties, but did you know it may actually help your gut health as well?

A Quick Guide to Understanding Israeli Wine

The Middle-Eastern country of more than nine million people boasts a surprisingly robust wine scene thanks to geographical diversity and a plethora of producers.



How to Choose a Liquor Store A good liquor store can offer much more than convenience

Whether you’re stocking your bar for party or looking for the perfect ingredients for a custom cocktail, a quality liquor store can offer you advice and assistance.

How to Stay Healthy When You Drink for a Living

People who choose a career in wine are not typified by their restraint. The end goal for growers, vitners, vendors, sommeliers, and everyone in between is the sensual pleasure of person who finally tips it into their mouth, but it’s also quite easy for people in the profession to find themselves off-kilter in the pursuit.

The 5 Wines We Should Be Drinking More Of

Top 5 underrated bottles are overachievers when it comes to quality, quaffability and value for money


What Makes a White Wine Ageworthy?

How often do you seek out an aged white wine?



11 Excellent Unconventional Wines to Pair with Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is an ideal opportunity to dabble in unfamiliar terroir.


When it comes to a keto diet, not all wines are created equal. Not even close.

Why Does Wine Make Me Sleepier Than Other Drinks?

We don’t have much solid evidence that it does

Stella Artois Releasing Its First Limited-Edition Seasonal Beer

The beer contains subtle notes of dark chocolate and freshly brewed espresso, but is light-bodied with a crisp, dry finish. It is 5.4% alcohol by volume (ABV).

What Is Slow Wine? Here’s What You Need to Know

It’s a state of mind, a framework for farming, a holistic perspective.

How to be fearless with your wine choices

It’s a thing. Wine fear.

15 Sommelier-Level Moves for Learning About Wine

While mastering it is a lifelong journey, the good news is that starting out can be really fun

Wine Labels

Most wines need a Certificate of Label Approval (COLA) from TTB prior to being sold in the marketplace.

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A complete guide for wine lovers at Walt Disney World

If you are looking to kick back and relax with a nice glass of wine to unwind a bit, then check out some of these must try Disney wine spots.


Early Celts believed wine should be for all

Residues from ceramics found at an archaeological site in Germany suggest that Early Celts from all social classes drank generous quantities of Mediterranean wine long before they started importing drinking vessels from the region.

Taking direct consumer wine distribution to a new level

Following a similar model to Netflix, HBO and others in the film industry, Wine Access, is now partnering with established winemakers to produce their own exclusive wines.


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