Liquor Industry News 05-25-20

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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

As wine industry booms, craft beer is struggling

Tequila brands pushing the boundaries of sustainability

5 Subtle Signs You’re Drinking Too Much Wine



Multiple choice test reveals the types best suited to your tastes based on your choice of fruit, dinner and dessert

The experts behind wine app Pingza have shared a test that will help reveal the type of wine you are most likely to enjoy based on your love of other food and drink.

How to Make Limoncello at Home

Limoncello, an Italian classic made with just a few easy-to-obtain ingredients (and a healthy dose of patience).

Are Moldy Corks and Bottles Bad for Wine?

Have you ever looked in your wine refrigerator or cellar and noticed a bit of mold? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, and your wine collection is not in trouble.

Stocking your liquor cabinet like stocking a pantry

Whatever your goal, the trick to drawing out your inner bartender while staying home is to improvise and innovate, and above all, keep it simple.

11 Things You Should Know About Cruzan Rum

Its history spans the worlds of colonialism, Hurricane Maria, absurdly strong family ties, and some spicy competition with the aforementioned Captain.

The New Way to Aperitivo At Home

Whether you’ve experienced it in real time or have only seen it in movies, you know the vibe of a Aperitivo

New Seltzer

Anheuser-Busch InBev is introducing Social Club Seltzer, a new brand of hard seltzers in classic cocktail flavors. Social Club is being distributed nationally in variety 12-packs and single-flavor 6-packs, with variants including an Old Fashioned, Sidecar, and Gimlet, all at 7% abv and with 150 calories a 12-ounce can. According to the company, “The alcohol comes from a cold-fermentation of sugar combined with purified water and cold-pressed fruits.” AB-InBev also markets hard seltzers under the Bon & Viv, Bud Light, and Natural Light brands.

11 Greatest Wine Movies & Documentaries Ever Made

Nothing can hold a candle to “Sideways,” the greatest wine movie ever made. Here’s my list.

Augmented Reality From Every Australian Wine

Consumers with the Winerytale app will be able to scan almost any Australian wine to see the story of the wine and the winery come to life with stunning augmented reality.

Winerytale – the leading augmented reality wine platform

So You Think You Know Malo?

Malolactic fermentation is often explained by describing the buttery, creamy notes it contributes to many Chardonnays.

Wine & Medicine: An Enduring Historical Association

The story of wine is rife with pioneering winemaking doctors, and physicians over the millennia have made important contributions to wine writing and promotion, as consumers, producers, and prescribers.

Most Americans claim to drink responsibly in lockdown

The Covid-19 crisis has not increased alcohol consumption during working hours for 84% of respondents.

Post Malone Debuts New Rosé Wine, Maison No. 9

Newest project, Maison No. 9, a crisp French rosé that goes on sale next month.

5 Subtle Signs You’re Drinking Too Much Wine

So if you’re experiencing any of these subtle signs you’re drinking too much wine, consider cutting back on your vino habits.

Why Innovative Winemakers Are Adding Hops to Wine

Vintners are experimenting with dry-hopping their wines, creating exciting new wines that can exhibit the trademark aromas of many craft beers.

Some Nifty Science to Help You Identify Wine Aromas

Behind those countless flavors we sniff is a molecule. It enters your nose, impacts your olfactory receptors, and generates a signal to your brain which tells us things like, “I’m smelling strawberry!”

The 30 Best Bourbon Whiskeys for Every Budget (2020)

There’s a compelling argument to be made that bourbon is America’s most important spirit.

The Anatomy of a Perfect Cheeseboard

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you cheese? It’s absolutely time for a cheeseboard.

14 Things You Should Know About Stolichnaya Vodka

Stolichnaya (stow-LEECH-na-ya), better known simply as Stoli, is a familiar bottle on the liquor store shelf, and one of the top-selling spirits brands in the world.

Millennials are Interested in Wine. Is Napa Interested in Them?

75% of millennials surveyed in 2019 said they would spend more money on wine if they had it

The Best Wines to Pair with Sourdough Bread

Other drinks, too: bourbon works with sourdough, rum works with sourdough, mezcal works with sourdough… you get the picture.

5 Sparkling Wine Cocktails to Make at Your Next Party

While sparkling wine can be enjoyed on its own in chilled champagne flutes, it’s also a great addition to a wide array of mixed cocktails.

Ready-to-Drink Booze Is Winning the Stay-at-Home Drinking Game

While making a drink at a well-stocked home bar can be a joy for some, it turns out that others find happiness in popping open a single-serving can before the Zoom happy hour. And it’s cheaper, too.


The World Is Thirsty For Sparkling Wines, But Which Are The Winners?

The world now produces 2.5 billion bottles or sparkling wine. This is just under 8% of the world’s total wine production of 32.5 billion bottles.


3 Fun & Easy Prosecco Cocktails

Making a Cocktail is an enjoyable experience, especially when you have a professional Cocktail Kit and a load of ingredients to experiment with.


Tequila brands pushing the boundaries of sustainability

This past year, a number of Tequila brands have upped the ante when it comes to creating a more sustainable sector – which could prove to be crucial to the category’s long‐term success.


The 20 Best Free Online Games You Can Turn Into Drinking Games

There’s a huge spectrum of games available, from classic board games and card games, to online versions of tried-and-true drinking games we all (vaguely) remember from our college days.



Martini & Rossi, part of the Bacardi portfolio, has launched two new frozen RTD cocktails, Frozé and Frosecco. The 6.5% abv wine cocktails come in 10-ounce packages and can be consumed right from the pouch or poured into glasses. Both are made from Italian wine with natural fruit flavors added and do not contain artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup. Martini & Rossi Frozé and Frosecco are now available across the U.S. for $4 a pouch.


Understanding Wind, an Underappreciated Part of Wine

Whatever happens, you often can taste “the wind” in your glass.

What Wine Tasting Rooms Will Be Like For the Foreseeable Future

When it finally happens, visiting a tasting room in wine country will look a lot different than it does today


Is there such a thing as bad wine?

Some wines are just not very well made : as with chefs, winemakers can be good or bad at their jobs.



The influx of German immigrants to the Ohio Valley guaranteed him success, as they liked his style of wines


As wine industry booms, craft beer is struggling

Craft beer, particularly brews made by small, artisan producers, is often consumed in bars, restaurants, tap rooms and brew pubs — all of which have closed in many communities across the United States.


Ten Myths About Wine That Waste Your Time And Maybe A Lot Of Your Money

Here are ten myths that will save you embarrassment and even some cash.

14 Of The Best Wine Subscriptions For Every Type Of Drinker

Here’s a look at the best wine subscriptions for everyone from the casual wine drinker to the serious collector.

I think there’s broken glass inside my wine bottle. How did that happen?

I’m guessing that it was not broken glass that you saw, but actually a harmless and naturally occurring tartrate crystal


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

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