Liquor Industry News 06-01-20

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By: Mark C Lenzi





Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What Our Wine Choices Say About Our State Of Mind During COVID-19

8 Things You Should Know About Deep Eddy Vodka

The 10 Best Drinks Movies of All Time (and What to Sip While Watching)



Europe Moves on Wine Ingredient Labeling

European wine producer trade groups have to list wine ingredients, however, industry divisions have emerged over which substances used to make wine should be defined as ingredients, and whether they should be listed on labels, or off-label via QR bar codes.



An unpretentious look at what makes natural wine so special.


The Sense of Smelling

Wine professionals are always sniffing and sampling and perhaps that might also be the reason why they are more alert to their loss of smell during Covid-19.


How Bourbon Saved Rebecca Ruth, a 100-Year-Old Candy Store and Kentucky Treasure

Other than a few brands going strong, bourbon’s best domestic story of the late 1980s was Rebecca Ruth candy maker, who was making bourbon candies and appealing to the American sweet tooth.


The Return of Mateus Rosé

This column’s title is a bit misleading. Mateus Rosé never really went away, so how can it return?


Move Over Malbec, There’s A New Grape In Town

Although Malbec and Argentina are intertwined in the minds of many wine lovers, it is not the only grape grown in this South American country.


The 20 Best Vodka Brands of 2020

The TTB officially defined vodka as “neutral spirits distilled or treated after distillation with charcoal or other materials so as to be without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color.”


‘Camp Cocktails’ Offers Approachable Yet Sophisticated Sips for Outdoor Enthusiasts

It totally makes sense that you might not want to compromise that when you’re out in the woods.”



Untappd users log hundreds, often thousands of time-stamped location data points,


France Launches Official Natural Wine Certification. Does Anyone Really Want It?
There remains one problem. The term “natural” has no widely accepted definition in wine and, until this year, had no legal certification.


The Booming Popularity of Instagram Live Wine Events

Of course, it’s not just wineries who are rushing to this platform. Pretty much everyone is hopping on the IG LIVE train from celebrities to chefs and musicians to regular folks just wanting to chat.


Rosé Water

Rosé Water, a canned beverage billed as a hybrid of rosé wine and sparkling water, has expanded to 15 states, including North Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts, South Carolina, California, and Illinois, among others. The 4.9%-abv entry is made from Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Cabernet Franc sourced from France’s Loire Valley, blended with sparkling water from the Austrian Alps. It retails at $13-$17 a six-pack of 8.5-ounce cans, which are also sold individually at about $3 a can. Each can has 69 calories. The Wilmington, North Carolina-based company is aiming to be present in 48 states by the end of the year.


Why are bees important in the vineyard?

There is a lot of existing research showing how bees help cover crops (and vice versa)

Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Wines To Pair With BBQ And Grilled Foods

Father’s Day is often associated with distilled spirits, such as bourbon or cognac. But if your father really loves BBQ and grilled or smoked foods, there’s some wines perfect for everything from steaks to ribs.


Whether you are enjoying a natural wine from an ancient Georgian vessel or a rather newer iteration of the fermented grape juice from Chile, you may be wondering what exactly constitutes wine being deemed as natural?

Take a Virtual Trip to California Wine Country with Zoom Backgrounds

Wine Institute is offering background photos for the Zoom video conference service that depict stunning vineyard and winery scenes across the Golden State.

Would You Drink Wine from A Can? Here’s Why You Should Consider It

Not only are canned wines more convenient to transport, but they are also eco-friendly and recyclable.

The 10 Best Drinks Movies of All Time (and What to Sip While Watching)

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that many of the best movies of all time include a heavy focus on imbibing, from ongoing thematic references to entire booze-soaked plots

8 Things You Should Know About Deep Eddy Vodka

Like another super-chill Texan export we know, the Austin-based vodka brand seems to straddle the divide between craft/indie culture (local-ish ingredients, brand cohesion) and a more relaxed, everyday drinking vibe.

Can you Cook with Red Sparkling Wine?

Sparkling Wines for cooking can take a varied presence from using some during marination to splashing some in during the last phase of cooking.

Which is the best Sparkling Wine to go with Creamy Cheese?

It is very true that not all wines pair with all cheeses, there will be clashes as well as those which are match made in heaven pairings.

All systems go for pink Prosecco

Prosecco DOC Rosé has now been enshrined in Italian law, meaning the trade can expect to see the first official ‘pink Proseccos’ hitting shelves in 2021.


New Stella

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced Stella Artois Solstice Lager, a new summer seasonal from the Belgian brand. The 4.5% abv lager has 105 calories per serving and is brewed with citrus essences for a crisp, summer-friendly beer. Initially launching in Phoenix next week, Stella Artois Solstice Lager will roll out nationally beginning June 8 in 6- and 12-packs of 12-ounce bottles through Labor Day.



How to taste wine when you’ve lost your senses

But now, loss of smell – and taste – are not only officially recognized by the World Health Organization as symptoms of the disease, but researchers also think that up to two-thirds of people who are infected by the coronavirus present with these symptoms.


How to Build Your Own Virtual Wine Tour on Google Earth

Stuck at home but armed with a Wi-Fi connection, we are still able to do a lot of virtual tours, even if it involves a lot more clicking than actual walking.


What Our Wine Choices Say About Our State Of Mind During COVID-19

What do your wine selections say about your state of mind?


Yes, you should stick your nose in the wine glass before you taste it. Here’s why.

Smelling your wine, or “nosing” it as some wine lovers say, is an important part of the tasting ritual.


Ingredient Labeling May Soon Show Up On Your Favorite Wine

The only ingredient TTB now mandates to appear on a domestic or imported wine is added sulfites


Wine: supermarket special offers aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be

You need also to be cautious about “special offers”, which may not be quite as good as they look


What are wine tasters trying to communicate when they describe “texture”?

Describing wine’s flavors can be difficult. Describing its texture might be even more challenging


6 Women-Led Wine Startups You Need to Know

Here are six women-led wine startups that you need to know (and are sommelier-approved!).



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

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