Liquor Industry News 11-18-19

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By: Mark C Lenzi





Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Ultimate Food and Wine Pairing Guide for the Holidays

25 Gift Ideas for Beer Lovers

How the US-EU tariffs will affect spirits producers


How and When to Pay Attention to Wine Vintages

Growing conditions may be “nasty” or “challenging,” but that doesn’t mean the resulting wines are inherently poor.

a lot of wine bottles put in crates for classified to display in a wine retail shop


Holiday Tips

Pairing tips for the holiday season


The Six Cocktails You Need to Know to Understand All Cocktails Ever

To be an expert bartender you only need to know six classic cocktails.


Kentucky Now Has More Barrels of Bourbon Than People

Hard to believe, especially with Kentucky’s last census estimating there are 4.5 million people living in the state.



The Yellow Tail Pure Bright range has launched in the UK with a Pinot Grigio,


Is Wine Drunk Different From Beer Drunk Or Liquor Drunk?

The active ingredient, whether it’s beer, wine or spirits, is the same.


11 Snobby Myths About Wine

For those of you who still consider these sins unforgivable, it’s time to rethink the “rules” of wine consumption.


These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them.

The devices, found in virtually every police station in the U.S., generate skewed results with alarming frequency, even though they are marketed as precise to the third decimal place.


A French space startup is launching wine into orbit

But what can we learn about wine in space?

56 Best Wine Books of All Time

As featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc – BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on public mentions, recommendations, ratings and sentiment.


Asbestos was commonly used in the beverage industry from the early 1900’s until, at least, the late 1980’s to filter water, juice, soft drinks, beer, and WINE! (Emphasis on was).


The Business of Botanicals: How Your Favorite Gins Get Their Flavor

Without botanicals, gin would ostensibly be vodka


How the US-EU tariffs will affect spirits producers

In response to the new measure relating to Airbus, 15 alcohol trade groups sent a letter to the US administration and European Commission calling for an urgent end to the 25% tariffs on EU goods.


California’s Top 10 Collectible Wines

Discover the state’s top 10 blue-chip bottles, ranked by the average rate of their six-year appreciation.


Wine In Moderation Launches Major Rebranding

Wine in Moderation will continue to support wine professionals to inspire a sustainable culture of wine. With sound scientific evidence and responsible service training professionals will be provided knowledge, skills and tools, to help them understand the benefits of moderate consumption and risks associated with alcohol abuse.


Tasting is a relationship

One thing that we must always remember about wine tasting is that we are not acting as measuring devices.


Craft Malt Is About To Change Craft Beer. Are You Ready?

Malt freshly out of the kiln has aroma and flavor that can’t be duplicated by malt that’s generally at least a year old by the time you get it



Diageo has released the last whisky in its series of spirits inspired by HBO series Game of Thrones.


Marlborough winemakers have trademarked the new Appellation Marlborough Wine (AMW) certificate in key international markets in a bid to protect Marlborough’s reputation in global markets.


Absolutely nothing. That’s right.

5 Facts That May Surprise You About Cakebread Cellars

Cakebread Cellars has long been celebrated as a classic and pioneering Napa Valley producer, but there’s more to the winery than the renowned Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons that its reputation has been built on.

How Stalin and the Soviet Union Created a Champagne for the Working Class

In 1936, the Party suddenly switched from denouncing bubbly to mass producing it.

This is the most popular wine in America

For most Americans, the varietal isn’t the most important thing when it comes to choosing wine.


How Anyone Can Become a Sommelier

Many of the same tricks and tips that pros use can help you on your journey, and not all involve expensive wine classes.


Wine corks vs. screw caps: Which one is better?

Natural corks cause noticeable flavor problems in 2% to 5% of the bottles they seal.

Get to Know Gamay Beyond Beaujolais Nouveau

For generations, Gamay Noir was synonymous with Beaujolais, the French region north of Lyon that sits between the Rhône and Burgundy.

What Does Wine Made From Some Of The World’s Oldest Grapevines Taste Like?

The winery crafts only three red wines, all from a local strand of Tempranillo called Tinta de Toro

25 Gift Ideas for Beer Lovers

Buying a gift for the beer lover in your life isn’t quiet as intimidating as you may think.


Reserva Cava wines will have to be organic under new production rules proposed by the Cava DO.


With its global reach, marketing might and proven track record of innovation could burger chain superpower McDonald’s have any lessons for the wine trade?

The Wine Grape Family Vine [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you love some varieties and abhor others you might be surprised to find out that nearly all of the wines we drink on a regular basis are closely related.

How the Wine Industry Is Reckoning With the Impending Effects of California Wildfires

For winemakers in California, a new reality is sinking in. It is the second October in three years in which fires have raged across Sonoma.



We’ve gotten it all wrong about Lodi wine

There are excellent wines being made from Lodi grapes in Lodi by Lodi natives — and yet too often we exclude those wines from the conversation.


Nizza DOCG: The New Quality Region for Barbera Wine?

Piedmont is a large region in Northwest Italy that can be translated to “foot of the mountain.” This refers to the Alps.



The Ultimate Food and Wine Pairing Guide for the Holidays

An easy to follow wine pairing guide broken down by wine type and which foods pair best with that wine! This is a must have for holiday entertaining!



New Bud Light

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced that it will launch Bud Light Hard Seltzer in the first quarter of next year, marking the brand’s entry into the burgeoning category. The 5% abv seltzers will come in at 100 calories, 2 grams of carbs, and less than 1 gram of sugar per 12-ounce serving. The initial launch will include four flavors—Black Cherry, Lemon Lime, Strawberry, and Mango—available in individual flavor 12-packs, a variety 12-pack, and in 25-ounce single cans. The company is debuting Bud Light Hard Seltzer amid a challenging period for macrobrews. For the first nine months of 2019, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s North America volume dropped by 2.4% to 82.6 million hectoliters, but revenues inched forward 0.7% to $11.9 billion.


New AVA Established in Connecticut

Eastern Connecticut Highlands AVA is Connecticut’s third approved wine region

The Life of a Beer (Infographic)

The journey of a beer can be long and weary, and the quality depends on every step done right.

Like It Or Not, There’s A Good Chance Hard Seltzer Will Show Up At Your Home For The Holidays

Proving that alcoholic seltzer has staying power through cold-weather months, flavored malt beverages enjoyed their highest sales growth ever in October, and a full one-third of Millennials say they plan to serve spiked seltzer over the holidays.


Waitrose has released its annual food and drinks trends report for 2019, revealing some seismic shifts in the way we buy alcohol today.



Willamette Valley Wine Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Often deemed the Burgundy of the New World, the Willamette Valley shares a number of traits with the famous French wine zone.



Why You Should *Never* Store a Bottle of Wine on Your Kitchen Counter

The worst place is probably on a rack in your kitchen next to the oven.



Quini Debuts Next Generation Wine Tasting App

Quini, the leader in consumer sensory data and technology solutions for the wine industry, today announced Quini 2.0, its next generation wine tasting and rating application.




Economic Impact of


Wine & Spirits Distributors

The three-tier system efficiently moves America’s favorite alcoholic beverage products from producer to

consumer, connecting all corners of the country

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