Liquor Industry News 03-23-20

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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

Much ado about sulphur in wine

Whisky and Special Cask Finishes

Get To Know Barleywine, the Wine That’s Really a Beer


Woodbridge Strikes Multi-Million Dollar Partnership With Major League Baseball

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi has inked a new multi-year deal with Major League Baseball, under which it will become the league’s official wine brand. Woodbridge plans to leverage the partnership nationally and through individual club deals with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and Cincinnati Reds.

The initiative will see Woodbridge run TV ads during MLB games, introduce packaging featuring MLB marks on select wines, and have a presence at events like All Star Week and the World Series. Digital, out-of-home, radio, and point-of-sale will also be included in the marketing mix. Part of the Constellation portfolio, Woodbridge was down 1% to 9.6 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

The 12 Israeli Wines You Need to Drink to Be an Expert

Israeli wine has, until recently, been more or less synonymous with the kind of ripe, occasionally over-oaked reds that so many emerging wine-producing countries pump out in the beginning.


Click through to see the most powerful wines in the world, why they did well, and what they’ve been up to this year.

New Netflix Drama ‘Uncorked’ Follows One Man’s Sommelier Dreams

The streaming platform released the official trailer for Uncorked, an upcoming drama


We’ve all heard it said a hundred times—women are better at tasting wine than men. But can that possibly be true?

Wine waste to palatable paste

A South Okanagan company is turning a byproduct of the local wine industry into a flavor enhancer for foods.

13 Things You Need to Know About Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon

Number one for us is ITS IMPOSSIBLE T GET LATLEY!

The most called for products we have no luck getting stock of.

New Disaronno

Disaronno is introducing a new Velvet offshoot in the U.S. market. Billed as a gluten-free cream liqueur having notes of apricot with touches of almond and vanilla, Disaronno Velvet is at 17% abv and is rolling out nationally at $30 a 750-ml. Disaronno International is backing the launch with a $4 million campaign including television and digital video initiatives.

13 Ways to Tell If a Wine Is Actually Really Good

There are some basic guidelines that will help anyone judge the quality of a wine without necessarily considering scores and reviews

The Chemistry of Canned Wines

Producers are concerned that canned wines occasionally develop hydrogen sulfide (H2S, “rotten egg” off-aroma”) off-aromas during storage

Consumers find reviewer descriptions unhelpful for wine selection

What the 10 Most Popular Rosés Tell Us About the State of Rosé in 2020

Provence rosés are still considered the traditional style, and many producers around the world emulate Provence’s pale salmon-colored wines.

The question of wine spitting

Spitting is critical to wine tasting, yet it’s something we don’t teach consumers. It’s also disgusting. How do we reconcile these things in the age of coronavirus?

Ten Ways to Sell More Wine Tonight

For any restaurant owner, there is plenty of incentive to sell more wine on a nightly basis.

This U.S. Wine production chart shows just how dominant California is

The Perfect Pairings for Wine with Salad

When it comes to wine and salad, confusion can sometimes rear its ugly head.

The Secret Ingredient in Tabasco? Used Bourbon Barrels

Tabasco sources the former bourbon barrels from “different distilleries around the country,”

Why Uruguay could be the world’s next great wine destination

Uruguay has a 150-year-long history of winemaking, but it’s always struggled to get the kind of attention that its neighbors have received for decades.

13 ways to judge the quality of a wine

How, then, can the ordinary consumer begin to know which of the many, many wines out there are actually worth buying?


In the Era of Climate Change, is Old and New World Wine Obsolete?

Some say that traditional distinctions between Old World and New World wines will soon be obsolete.


More Than Just Devils: A Guide to Tasmanian Wine

The rest of the wine world is waking up to the opportunity Tasmania is providing. French Champagne houses have been eying the area lately and an increasing number of Australian producers source fruit from here.



There is less water coming from melting from the snow, and the glaciers are reducing, because they are not being fed by the snow


Wine hand sanitizer

Doctor Mark Karasz, owner of Rock Stream Vineyards came up with the idea to make hand sanitizer from wine.


Undercompressive shocks proposed to explain ‘tears of wine’ phenomenon

A small team of researchers at the University of California has developed a theory to explain the shape of tears of wine.


Letter from Italy: “Not prayers but bottles”

Buy wine made with an identity that belongs only to this small and strange country.
A country that now needs help.


How your saliva makes your wine tasting experience personally unique



Historic Erath Winery is closing its Dundee tasting room

The closing of the tasting room doesn’t mean an end of Erath wines, which consumers will still find in stores. The tasting room’s closure won’t affect production, since Erath wines are produced in several locations.

5 things to know when ordering wine, even if you’re a seasoned drinker

Picking a wine at a restaurant can be a rather intimidating experience, even for seasoned drinkers.

What’s with the strategy of always ordering the second-cheapest bottle of wine at a restaurant?

The “insider tip” to order the second-cheapest bottle is a “life hack” proposed for people who enjoy wine yet somehow don’t feel they appreciate it enough to splurge on something expensive.

Pepperoni is an Italian-American Invention with Wine Pairing Potential

Its powerful flavors go well with many wines, too. Here are pairing ideas to highlight the primary flavors of pepperoni.

Get To Know Barleywine, the Wine That’s Really a Beer

Contrary to its name, barleywine is actually a style of beer. Like so many, its legend begins in the Old World, specifically 18th-century England.

The Tiny But Fascinating Realm of Irish Wine

To be fair, it’s practically nonexistent, but the Irish wine scene may one day fetch at least a sliver of the limelight

How To Pack Wine Glasses For Moving

No matter how you approach it, moving is an exhausting undertaking. It can also be nerve wracking, especially when you’re moving valuable and highly breakable items such as crystal glassware


There’s more to New Zealand white wine than sauvignon blanc

Few people would deny that the most successful white wine of the past decade has been New Zealand sauvignon blanc, least of all the Kiwis themselves.


All you need to know about Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is the king of red wine in Italy (everywhere, really)


Whisky and Special Cask Finishes

To fully understand how barrel finishing comes into play, it becomes necessary to review the process for making Scotch Malt Whisk


Much ado about sulphur in wine

Why, when and how does sulphur get into wine; how much is in it compared to other things we eat and drink


Wine…How Healthy Can it Be?

One key qualification, however: moderation.

The Three Italian Sparkling Wines You Need to Know

Not only on Prosecco, but also on Trento DOC and Franciacorta, both styles that are made in the traditional method, also known as method Champenois.


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