Liquor Industry News 06-08-20

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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

What Kind of Glass Do You Serve Rosé Wine In?

Scientists find genetic link to alcohol misuse

 Which IPAs Should Be Considered ‘Modern Classics?



Mead All About It

Mead, as you might well know, is a fermented beverage made with honey.


The Science of Terpenes and Isoprenoids

Of all the aroma compounds found in wine, terpenes seem to get the most attention and study.


The Many Faces of the ‘Wine Mom’

A wine mom, alone, is someone who likes a drink to take the edge off of parenting, and who’s willing to poke fun at that fact


The Best European Wine Regions You’ve Never Heard Of

In the 19th century, Serbia was one of the most important wine-making areas of the Austro-Hungarian empire


The Best Podcast for Your Wine Personality Type

But like choosing a bottle to have with dinner, the range of wine podcasts can be daunting if you don’t know what you’re looking for


Mass. SJC Allows Beer, Wine Sale Ballot Question to Move Forward

The question would let local authorities issue licenses allowing food stores to sell beer and wine and be in addition to existing licenses issued for the sale of alcoholic beverages

Supporters of a ballot question that would let convenience stores and other food stores sell beer and wine won a key legal battle in Massachusetts’s highest court

The new licenses could be issued as soon as December if the question is approved. There would also be no limits on the number of licenses any one company could control after a phase-in period.

If approved by voters in 2020, would “do great harm to public safety and the alcohol beverages industry of Massachusetts.”

It would also reform the age verification process for buying alcohol, and impose requirements on the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission to maintain a certain number of inspectors.

Mass Pack Explains The Proposed Bill in A Podcast

The Latest Update As Of 5-29-20

Listen Here



10 Things You Should Know About Aperol

As bar ingredients go, it’s both incredibly unique and fairly flexible

The Soviet Union Paid Pepsi With Vodka and Warships in Decades-Long Barter

Since rubles were not traded internationally, in exchange for Pepsi’s cola concentrate, the Soviet Union provided Stolichnaya vodka for exclusive distribution within the U.S.


While low-cal wines have no set industry standard, they are generally at least 15% lighter than the standard 120 to 130 calories found in a 150ml serving

The Science Behind the Main Wine Aromas, Explained

Some aromas in wine come from the grape itself and are the same compounds that occur elsewhere in nature.

Natural Lambrusco Is Just the Beginning

But over the last two decades, not only has Lambrusco reclaimed its reputation as one of the world’s singular sparkling wines, but Emilia-Romagna has shown that its prowess with bubbly goes well beyond Lambrusco.

Surprising Find Suggests Medieval Scotland Actually Land of Wine-Sipping Big-City Folk

A recent excavation has found a massive 6th-century settlement in Scotland—by far the largest of its kind—where urban inhabitants may have clinked glasses of imported Mediterranean vintages

Schioppettino, the forgotten grape that sounds like it tastes: crackling!

Even though Schioppettino has a long history in Friuli-Venezia Giulia — the grape is mentioned in local documents as far back as the 13th century — by the 1960s, many thought it had gone extinct.


Wine Tasting and Book Learning

There is little evidence that expert wine tasters have greater physiological capacities to taste than non-experts or novices. What they have is book learning and experience.

Scientists find genetic link to alcohol misuse

After analyzing the genes of more than 435,000 people, the team were able to identify 29 variants that were linked with alcohol misuse, 19 of which were previously unknown genetic risk factors.

Wine And Chinese Food: 7 Delicious Pairings

Chinese cuisine is far from homogeneous. So it’s a challenge to find a wine that can manage the complexity of its flavors.

We Asked 10 Brewers: Which IPAs Should Be Considered ‘Modern Classics?

With so many IPAs on the market, what constitutes a classic of the modern era? We asked brewers throughout the U.S. and U.K. what sticks out.


There are not many vineyards in the world that can add Roman mosaic tiles to their soil composition list.

Ingredient Labeling: A Winemaker Strikes Back

While the EU and foods in the United States have one set standard they must adhere to, wineries have potentially 50 different standards.

Italian winemakers see trouble ahead

The Italian wine sector is under pressure on all fronts, with tourism and travel retail shuttered, exports falling and domestic consumption contracting due to the pandemic’s impact on the on trade.


Wine goes with lamb like the sun goes with springtime.

Wine scores rant: Top-notch cava gets 86 points, about the same as a crummy supermarket wine

Because wine scores are less than useless. They reflect the critic’s biases, and not the quality of the wine.

Peyton Manning Takes the Whiskey Field with Sweetens Cove

Sweetens Cove 13 year old Tennessee Straight bourbon, is the Handiwork of master distiller and blender Marianne Eaves, formerly of Woodford Reserve and Castle & Key.

New Jim Beam App

Beam Suntory has updated the Jim Beam Augmented Reality App, now allowing users to share messages with friends and family that will play when a user scans the rosette on a bottle of Jim Beam White. For every custom message sent, Beam Suntory will donate $5 to the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation Relief Fund, up to $50,000.

A Doctor’s Tips On Choosing Healthier Wines

Wines can vary in terms of sugar content, calories, and alcohol content.

Boston based man ‘pours’ wine in the most unusual manner. Watch

Whether you are a wine connoisseur or not, we can guarantee that you probably haven’t seen anyone pour their drink like this before.

13,000 bottles of ruined wine turned into sanitizer

Estelle Imports, a local distributor, ordered the wine and after five weeks in transit from Italy, it arrived ruined.

What Kind of Glass Do You Serve Rosé Wine In?

Called “the people’s wine”, rosé is the easiest wine to drink without the nuances of drinking red wine.

Grab a Free Copy of the Wine Institute’s Wine Cocktail eBook

While deciding between a lovely glass of California wine and a fabulous cocktail may seem like a difficult choice, a new eBook shows that you can enjoy both—in the same glass.


If you’ve got a friend who loves talking wine, get them the Aldiploma. It’s been designed with our resident wine expert Sam Caporn to teach people all there is to know about their favourite drink, from the basics to the finer points. There are 6 FREE online modules to take.


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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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

Sounds pretty good these days.

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