Liquor Industry News 05-04-20

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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

3 Ways To Learn More About Italian Wine

Disaronno creates Velvet cream liqueur

The 30 Best Hard Seltzers of 2020



Footage of Pope Francis hailing Scotch as “the real water of life” emerged when the religious leader paid a visit to students at Rome’s Scots College last year.


Wine Condoms

Wine condoms definitely get a few chuckles and smirks, but you’ll be surprised by how well they work. Crafted from food-grade latex, each one has an air-tight grip to keep your wine fresh.


All the Different Types of Mezcal, Explained

Mezcal’s rich diversity makes it attractive to spirits aficionados, but this very same factor sets a high barrier of entry for those exploring the category, and who may be hesitant to invest in that first bottle.


The New and Complex Reality for Independent Fine Wine Retailers Mid-Pandemic

The National Association of Wine Retailers’ executive director shares key takeaways from a recent industry survey

Terroir in Wine — Somewhereness

Terroir has from the beginning been a concern of producers, critics and academics more than of consumers

TTB Approved 182.8K Products Over Last Twelve Months through March 2020, An Increase of 9.5K

Wine: 123.4K products approved over the L12M

The dark reason liquor stores are considered essential businesses

Closing liquor stores could be catastrophic for people with alcohol use disorder, or AUD. Withdrawal can be dangerous, especially at a time when hospitals and healthcare workers are stretched thin because of COVID-19.

Why wine movies keep falling flat

Robert Joseph considers Uncorked, Netflix’s new movie, and wonders if film-makers have missed something fundamental about wine.

The 30 Best Hard Seltzers of 2020

Here are the 30 best hard seltzers you can buy right now, tasted and ranked.

The Calories, Carbs, and Alcohol in America’s Best-Selling Hard Seltzers

While no alcoholic beverage is “healthy,” most of these brands celebrate their low calories and carbs

Wine With Mexican Food: Starting With The Basics

Here’s a guide that’ll take the guesswork out of pairing your favorite wine with Mexican food.

Silver Oak Becomes First Winery to Earn Living Building Challenge Sustainability Certification

It has been certified a Living Building by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI)—the first winery and only the 25th project of any kind in the world to earn the designation.

Eight Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask About Spiked Seltzer, Hard Tea, and Other FMBs

Confused about the connection between hard seltzers and beer, not to mention the differences between hard tea and other spiked canned or bottled beverages?


What is a Beautiful Wine?

Does the wine world need the idea of beauty to explain what makes a great wine great?


Jose Cuervo finishes Tequila in Irish whiskey barrels

The Tequila was matured for more than 12 months in new American oak barrels before spending four months in Irish single malt whiskey barrels from the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery.


South African wine industry facing devastation

The South African government has banned domestic wine sales and shut down wine exports, leaving the industry haemorrhaging money.


Reasons To Choose Organic Wine

Even with “natural” wine so trendy these days, organic still isn’t something consumers seek out in droves.



Disaronno creates Velvet cream liqueur

Described as having a “smooth texture”, the new Disaronno Velvet is bottled at 17% ABV – lower than the brand’s flagship variant, which has an alcohol strength of 28% ABV. Disaronno Velvet is recommended served over ice.


The original “whassup” ran from 1999 to 2002, and first aired on December 20, 1999.

Kegs are going bad as coronavirus keeps restaurants closed.

Beer sales rose 11.6% in the week ended April 11, according to Nielsen data, as consumers drink more at home. But the spike doesn’t benefit craft brewers as much because they rely on sales in restaurants and bars.

3 Ways To Learn More About Italian Wine

Italy represents one of the more popular European countries for wine imports in the United States.


When You’re Done with Stress-Baking, Wine Sundaes Are Here for You

Two scoops of chocolate ice cream, whipped cream, and a cherry on top, but instead of any of the usual sundae toppings like hot fudge or caramel, her dad uses an ounce of red wine



If you’ve got chocolate on your mind, avoid some reds altogether; both red wine and chocolate have a bitter element that can clash.


Wine’s Biggest Health Benefit Might Be Drinking with Friends

A new study suggests that drinking wine with friends offers more health benefits than drinking alone.



There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

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A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

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