Liquor Industry News 12-30-19

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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12-30-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The best way to wash wine glasses, according to the pros

Top winter cocktails from bars across the globe

10 Things You Should Know About Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer

 

Bacardi bottles coconut cream liqueur Coquito

Available in the US, Bacardi Coquito is made using the brand’s signature white rum mixed with toasted spices, coconut cream, vanilla, and cinnamon.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/12/bacardi-bottles-coconut-cream-liqueur/

DISPOSABLE’ MINOAN WINE CUPS REVEAL HUMAN HISTORY OF WASTE

The 3,500 year-old clay cups have been found in large quantities across Minoan sites on Crete and the other Cycladean islands they inhabited in the Bronze Age.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/disposable-minoan-wine-cups-reveal-human-history-of-waste/

CORK STOPPERS ARE ‘LONG-TERM CONTRIBUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION’, PRODUCER CLAIMS

A French closure company has claimed its production process now helps to cut the level of CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere instead of adding to it.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/cork-stoppers-are-long-term-contribution-to-climate-change-mitigation-producer-claims/

Chilling Out On Wine Delivery

According to Robert Parker, between 10 and 25 percent of wine delivered to the US alone, arrives damaged by heat.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/12/chilling-out-on-wine-delivery

Japan Is About to Become the Newest ‘It’ Region for Wine

Yamanashi is considered the epicenter of the Japanese wine industry.

https://fortune.com/longform/japan-wine-country/

 

Sherry and port offer the quickest route to hangover – and will give you a bigger headache than vodka, scientist warns

The safest thing to do, he says, is drink a large glass of water before you go to bed.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/15/sherry-port-offer-quickest-route-christmas-hangover-will-give/

 

Minnesota wineries challenge state law requiring use of homegrown grapes

The Minnesota winemaking industry has long required their beverages to consist mostly of homegrown grapes. But two wineries contended Tuesday that practice is no longer feasible or appealing to the bottom line or customer tastes.

https://stockdailydish.com/minnesota-wineries-challenge-state-law-requiring-use-of-homegrown-grapes/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=904ea67887-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_16_10_40&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-904ea67887-64683881

The Wines We Scored 100 Points in 2019

Tasters reviewed more than 25,000 wines. But only nine bottles from Champagne and Bordeaux in France, and Port’s 2017 vintage, were the epitome of perfection and deemed worthy of being scored 100 points.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/13/wines-scored-100-points-2019/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=904ea67887-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_16_10_40&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-904ea67887-64683881

10 Things You Should Know About Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer

From its Super Bowl debut, to its deep-anchored nautical roots, here are 10 more things you should know about Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bon-viv-spiked-seltzer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4abd927ca9-DEC_17_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4abd927ca9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4abd927ca9-38937345&mc_cid=4abd927ca9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Angry Orchard Just Launched a Limited-Edition Boozy Ice Cream

Hard cider maker Angry Orchard and the boozy ice cream company Tipsy Scoop have teamed up to create the seasonal blend of your dreams — a spiced cider ice cream.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/angry-orchard-ice-cream/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4abd927ca9-DEC_17_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4abd927ca9-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4abd927ca9-38937345&mc_cid=4abd927ca9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

STAR WARS CREATOR GEORGE LUCAS AIMS TO SETTLE LEGAL ROW OVER NEW VINEYARD AT SKYWALKER RANCH

Skywalker Ranch is the movie ranch and workplace of film director, writer and producer Lucas located in Nicasio, California, in Marin County.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/star-wars-creator-george-lucas-aims-to-settle-legal-row-over-new-vineyard-at-skywalker-ranch/

Is Olive Oil the New Wine?

The EU exported more than $6 billion worth of olive oil in 2018 alone, but the demand hasn’t kept up with the increase in supply. Now, prices are tumbling

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2019-12-16/is-olive-oil-the-new-wine-video

Is there such a thing as umami?

Is there such a thing as umami – and can it be detected in wine?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/general/there-such-thing-umami

 

The Growing Attraction of Private Wine Labels

All the indications are that private label wines are going to devour more market share over the next five years, leaving less retail space for branded wines.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/12/the-growing-attraction-of-private-wine-labels

The Biggest Food And Drink Trends For 2020

Since we’re heading into a new year, we thought it’d be fun to find out what foods and drinks will likely be on your shopping list in 2020.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/food-drink-trends-2020_l_5de973dbe4b00149f73dd323

 

New England’s Winemakers Don’t Care How They Do It in California

Funky, tart, and unlike anything made in Napa, New England’s new natural wines are changing the tastes of a generation. Don’t believe it? You must be over 40.

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/2019/12/17/new-england-winemakers/

 

Wine in Cans Will Represent 10% of Market in 2025

Year over year, wine in cans is on track to grow at least ten percent, and the most remarkable development is the variety of high-end wineries getting into this simple, cost-effective and environmentally responsible packaging; it is not unusual to see a single can selling for $20.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/12/18/wine-in-cans-will-represent-10-of-market?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=fa93aeffed-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_18_10_35&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-fa93aeffed-64683881

 

Drinking Only One Type of Wine is Bad for Your Palate (Sorry)

“Cellar palate” is a phrase used to describe a condition that can afflict winemakers when they become too accustomed to their own wines and the wines of their regions, rarely tasting bottling’s from outside their orbits.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/18/expand-your-palate-wine/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=fa93aeffed-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_18_10_35&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-fa93aeffed-64683881

 

Carboniste is a California sparkling wine that doesn’t want to be like Champagne

California sparkling wine lives in the shadow of Champagne.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Carboniste-is-a-California-sparkling-wine-that-14916019.php

How to Drink Your Way Around the New Proposed Wine Tariffs

What you might be facing at the wine shop this coming year, and how to find just-as-delicious bottles that won’t be affected by price changes.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-19/wine-tariffs-what-they-are-and-how-to-drink-around-them

The Most Important Wine Trends of the Decade (2010s)

A lot has changed since we said goodbye to the aughts and moved into the 2010s.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wine-trends-2010s/

Wine Pairings Made Simple By A Wine Expert

Balancing the abundance of different tastes, textures and flavours with the characteristics of a wine is understandably overwhelming- especially with the wide variety on the market

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4096221.html

 

Walmart wants you to buy more alcohol from its stores, so it’s adding more high-end options like Veuve Clicquot and Buffalo Trace

Walmart is overhauling its adult beverage aisles to bring in more hyper-local craft beers and high-end wines and spirits.

https://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-sells-upscale-wine-bourbon-and-craft-beer-2019-12

 

UC Davis Releases 5 New Wine Grape Varieties

Plants Are Resistant to Deadly Pierce’s Disease

https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/uc-davis-releases-five-new-wine-grape-varieties

 

A glut of hangover remedies crowd the Internet. Do any of them work?

In the absence of diligent watchdogging on the part of the Food and Drug Administration, the hangover remedy space is pervaded with a “buyer beware” skepticism. Which ones work, and which ones are snake oil?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/19/glut-hangover-remedies-crowd-internet-do-any-them-work/

 

The best performing wines of 2019

This year, only one wine from the Cote de Beaune made it into the top ten risers – Bonneau Martray Corton Charlemagne 2007, up 23% in value.

https://www.liv-ex.com/2019/12/best-performing-wines-2019/

Buying Wine In 2020? Experts Suggest Argentina, Italy, Oregon And Portugal For Value

Wine from every corner of the planet is available these days

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2019/12/18/buying-wine-in-2020-experts-suggest-argentina-italy-oregon-and-portugal-for-value/#10623143448a

What makes a winery Twitter account worth following?

The most common theme of many of these accounts is that they were boring as hell.

https://spitbucket.net/2019/12/18/what-makes-a-winery-twitter-account-worth-following/

Is There A “Correct” Temperature For Wines?

The idea that there is a “correct” temperature at which a wine should be served is largely bogus.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2019/12/18/is-there-a-correct-temperature-for-wines/#5948c62c11ef

 

NEW ASSOCIATION TO LAUNCH FOR ‘NAKED’ WINERIES OF CHILE

This would mean that member wineries must be either organic or biodynamic, and can’t add anything to the wine other than sulphur dioxide up to a maximum of 50ppm.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/new-association-to-launch-for-naked-wineries-of-chile/

 

Top winter cocktails from bars across the globe

Bartenders from top cocktail venues in Singapore, London and San Diego have taken inspiration from classic serves to produce cocktails perfect for the colder months.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/12/top-winter-cocktails-from-bars-across-the-globe/

 

How to Decant Wine in 7 Simple Steps

It actually serves a purpose.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/how-to-decant-wine/

 

Target Is Selling Glitter Wine Fizzers That Are Like Delicious Bath Bombs for Your Rosé

And they’re just $6 for six of them.

https://www.kctv5.com/target-is-selling-glitter-wine-fizzers-that-are-like-delicious/video_49592c15-072a-5f14-96a9-1bc0fccf5af7.html

 

The Complete Prosecco Guide

Prosecco is a sparkling wine that’s often taken for granted.


https://vinepair.com/explore/category-type/prosecco/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=26e9765e62-DEC_20_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-26e9765e62-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-26e9765e62-38937345&mc_cid=26e9765e62&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Organic wine moves out of a niche into the mainstream

Global consumption of organic wine is on track to hit almost one billion bottles a year by 2023, more than doubling over the space of a decade, driven by concerns about sustainability.

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/news/organic-wine-moves-out-niche-mainstream

 

Developments In The Italian Wine Industry

Vineyard designates for Soave; A new wine from Masseto; the end of an era in Campania

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomhyland/2019/12/20/developments-in-the-italian-wine-industry/#5ed8c47d207d

 

Everything You Need to Know About Pecorino Wine

It’s the kind of grape that can be approachably youthful or age-worthy and complex.

https://vinepair.com/articles/everything-you-need-to-know-about-pecorino-wine/

 

Can You Really Pair Chocolate With Dry Wine?

For those looking to get adventurous with wine and chocolate, there are ways to make it work.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-chocolate-pairing-tips/

 

How to pair wine with tea

Interestingly enough, when tea folk describe tea, their vocabulary borrows heavily from wine-speak.

https://www.livemint.com/mint-lounge/features/how-to-pair-wine-with-tea-11576844832362.html

 

The best way to wash wine glasses, according to the pros

There’s nothing more frustrating than realizing mid-party that all your stemware (and even those glasses sans stems) have water spots on them — ultimately harmless, but definitely ruining the aesthetic appeal of a perfectly poured glass of vino

https://www.salon.com/2019/12/21/the-best-way-to-wash-wine-glasses-according-to-the-pros_partner/

 

 

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