Liquor Industry News 05-11-20

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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

Experts say leaving a bottle of wine to breathe before drinking is ‘bunkum’

How to make White Claw slushies, TikTok’s new drink craze

How to pair that beer with the right food


Champagne Shipments To U.S. Hit A Milestone At 2 Million Cases

Champagne continues to do well in 2020, partially due to strong off-premise sales related to the Covid-19 virus


The 50 Most Popular Cocktails in the World in 2020

One of the big takeaways from this year’s list: The spirit of the Roaring ’20s is indeed making a comeback, with four of the six newcomers to the list boasting Prohibition-era pedigrees.


12 Things You Should Know About Laphroaig

No, the name doesn’t mean “The Phroaig.”


Future of wine labels is in reflecting the drinker

A shift from traditional appellation-based, heritage and winery-focused labels to those that are “more about the market” will be hastened in the wake of the pandemic if wine is to compete with rivals drinks categories.,_says_Cox.html


How well do you know the common European wine-making regions?

The EU is estimated to have about 43% of the world’s vineyard area.


Size Matters: the World of Wine Bottles

Many bottle sizes out there whose names and/or capacities are even more esoteric


What Does “Freshness” Mean in Wine?

Sure, you know when a vegetable tastes fresh or has passed its prime, but what does freshness mean in wine?




Concerns about how, with social distancing measures in place in Portugal, he could have workers lined-up treading grapes in lagares – the open, wide containers used for crushing the berries for Port.




The cost of viticulture’s environmental impact when they make their wines.


A Rare Trifecta for Vintage Port

If Vintage Port is known for one thing, it’s the stringent way in which its producers choose to declare a vintage. Port houses typically only produce Vintage Port two or three times a decade.


During the Renaissance, Drinking Wine Was a Fight Against Physics

In Renaissance Italy, dining was serious business.


De Kuyper creates liqueur for Old Fashioneds

The Old Fashioned cocktail is typically made by stirring Bourbon, sugar and Angostura Bitters in a glass, before garnishing the drink with an orange peel.


How to pair that beer with the right food

You could be enjoying a better meal by pairing the right beer with the right food. This is your guide to matching food with the perfect brew.


We Asked 10 Drinks Pros: Which Tequila Offers the Best Bang for Your Buck?

As tequila’s popularity in the U.S. continues to grow, so too does the overwhelming selection and spectrum of styles available on the market. To help weed through the options


Concrete Egg Fermenters: Classic or Cracked Fad?

Let’s explore why some are so egg-cited about this ancient trend.


How to make White Claw slushies, TikTok’s new drink craze

For TikTok’s latest recipe craze, aspiring mixologists are sharing their best fruit slushies with White Claw – and they’re super easy to make.


How to Choose the Best Cooking Wine for Pantry Dishes

It’s a myth that one should use only the lowest-quality bottle in the cellar when adding cooking wine to a dish.

A Guide to Wine Body: Light, Medium, and Heavy

One of the terms that you’ll hear if you head to a winery or look up the profile of a specific variety, is the body of the wine.

Italian Wine Painter Reveals Which Reds Work Best

These days have been fruitful for wine-inclined artists

What Does “Texture” Mean in Wine?

When a professional calls a wine silky or textural, they refer to its mouthfeel. There are several reasons texture in wine matters.

US wine industry could lose $6 billion as a result of the coronavirus

The stay-at-home public health emergency orders that have been enacted across the country will hurt smaller wineries much more because they don’t have the leverage to get their vintages placed on supermarket shelves like the large wine companies.

A Sommelier Answers 5 Things We’ve Always Wondered About Wine

From how to identify a dry wine, to how to taste wine at a restaurant, sommelier Victoria James answers our most pressing wine-related questions.

In pairing wine and food, experience is the best teacher

PAIRING wine with food has come to symbolize much of the intimidation, apprehension and pretension that, for many people, intrude on the elemental enjoyment of a good bottle


Does Aerating Wine Really Make A Difference?

You’ve seen decanters, you’ve seen people swirling their wines. It’s not just to be fancy


Keystone Light plans to send birthday cakes and beer money to people who turn age 21 during quarantine

The brand this week kicked off a program to help those reaching legal drinking age while under stay-home-orders celebrate with a custom-made, home-delivered birthday cake in the shape of a Keystone can. It will be accompanied, naturally, by a $200 gift card to spend on Keystone Light.


Who first used corks in wine — and how did they get them out again before the invention of the corkscrew?

Having sealed the bottle with a cork, the next problem was how to remove it.


Experts say leaving a bottle of wine to breathe before drinking is ‘bunkum’

The myth of letting it stand open for a period of time will have little or no effect on taste



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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