Liquor Industry News 06-22-20

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS*

 

06-22-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Summer Cocktail Recipes

What Is Bottle Shock (and How Do You Fix It)?

The States That Drink the Most Beer in America

 

The science of flor: what’s that growing on my wine?

Two wine regions have become famous for flor.

https://wineanorak.com/2020/06/05/the-science-of-flor-whats-that-growing-on-my-wine/

Archaeologists might have identified Jezreel winery featured in Bible

In the biblical books of Kings I and II, the winery of Jezreel is the setting of some of the most gruesome episodes of greed, violence, sin and divine retribution.

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/archaeologists-might-have-identified-jezreel-winery-featured-in-bible-630642

An Easy Guide For Tasting Champagne

It is easy to get the technique down, it just takes time to be able to identify the aromas and flavors, the more you taste and smell, the more of an expert you will get at enjoying a Glass of Bubbly.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/an-easy-guide-for-tasting-champagne/

The 6000 Project

In this design competition for creatives, the winning label will grace our 2020 release.

https://www.the6000project.com/

Do Sweet Bourbons Have Sugar in Them?

You’re probably asking about sugar content because bourbon tastes sweet. That sweetness is from the mash, a step in the bourbon-making process. Let me explain…

https://vinepair.com/articles/sweet-bourbon-sugar-carbs/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=33e177e534-JUNE_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-33e177e534-38937345&mc_cid=33e177e534&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Our 8 Most Popular Blackberry Cocktail Recipes

While blackberries have a wild and thorny past (literally), today the fruit is making its way into cocktail glasses.

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-best-backberry-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=33e177e534-JUNE_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-33e177e534-38937345&mc_cid=33e177e534&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Mexican wine wins best Cabernet Sauvignon in the world

The 2013 Vintage from the Don Leo Wine House in Northern Mexico beat out varieties from more than 25 countries in an international competition this year.

https://www.wfla.com/news/international/mexican-wine-wins-best-cabernet-sauvignon-in-the-world/

 

The Ultimate Guide to French Rosé, Organized by Region

Read on for an abbreviated guide to its most prominent pink wine styles and the French regions that craft them.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/08/ultimate-french-rose-wine-guide/

 

Wine Investing? There’s An App For That

A new platform, Vinovest, is looking to woo greener drinkers by guiding users through investing in managed portfolios of investment-grade fine wines.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katedingwall/2020/06/08/wine-investing-theres-an-app-for-that/#7047641e2141

 

A Global Guide to Black-Owned Wine Labels

Here, a list of companies to seek out from the U.S., France, South Africa and beyond.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/08/black-owned-wine-guide/

The States That Drink the Most Beer in America

America reportedly drinks about 6.3 billion gallons of beer every year. But which states drink the most?

https://vinepair.com/articles/map-states-drink-beer-america-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dc8abbb3b8-JUNE_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dc8abbb3b8-38937345&mc_cid=dc8abbb3b8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How Wine Brands Can Successfully Utilize Virtual Tastings to Drive Consumer Sales

The virtual tasting model, which wineries embraced en masse to connect with consumers while their tasting rooms were closed, looks like it’s here to stay.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-wine-brands-can-successfully-utilize-virtual-tastings-to-drive-consumer-sales/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=89166604&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9yGWhgLXGvQ1DJygmLJFxDf6H8mFbwFmcvEDsBqIVeJElpxj01Q0DZteY27pCZPpAS-ZsVO3fUXku0qFPoHEm06JwtWl-XgThOfBYxcpWLLJ8QwvY&utm_content=89166192&utm_source=hs_email

5 Easy Garnishes to Elevate Your At-Home Cocktails

For those just dipping their toes into the home bartending game (we see you, two-ingredient cocktails), garnishes are a low-stakes investment with a quick and easy return.

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-easy-garnishes-home-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=dc8abbb3b8-JUNE_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-dc8abbb3b8-38937345&mc_cid=dc8abbb3b8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Celebrate your fitness achievements with ‘G.O.A.T. Wine’

It might not be the likeliest of combinations, but believe it or not, fitness and wine can go hand-in-hand.

https://news3lv.com/news/wake-up-with-the-cw/celebrate-the-greatest-with-goat-wine

 

A guide to picking the best rose for your palate

A unique guide in the hopes of helping folks find a rosé that pleases their personal palates.

Rose at Social Wines. Photo courtesy of Social Wines

https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/06/10/a-guide-to-picking-the-best-rose-for-your-palate-based-on-your-other-wine-preferences/

What are the best wines for pairing with asparagus?

Like artichokes, asparagus is disparaged in wine circles for turning pleasantly fruity white wines into something downright nasty.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-what-are-the-best-wines-for-pairing-with-asparagus/

 

 

You Can Make Jam with Leftover Wine

“Any sweet wine would do, but I find that Moscato has the sweetness you need while still being light, to hold up to a long cooking time,”

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/wine-jam-recipe/

 

 

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Rome

These are the incredible wines you should be sipping on your next visit to the Eternal City.

Elegant waiter serving red wine to a young happy couple in bar restaurant in front of colosseum in rome at sunset

https://www.departures.com/travel/wine-tour-of-rome-italy

 

What You Need to Know About the Secret Disney Family of Wines

The Disney Family of Wines. Available in its entirety only at the Al Fresco Tasting Terrace, a tiny lounge in Disney’s California Adventure Park, that wine list celebrates Disney in a different way.

https://vinepair.com/articles/disney-secret-family-of-wines/

 

Does alcohol have an undisclosed African heritage?

Where does the African continent fit into the story of alcohol?

https://theconversation.com/does-alcohol-have-an-undisclosed-african-heritage-134588

 

Pairing Wine and Wings

Much like pairing wine with BBQ, finding the perfect complementary wine and wings come down to the sauce.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/hot-wines-hot-wings-pairing-wine-and-wings/?utm_campaign=wine-wings-burgers-food-poster&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

12 Things You Should Know About Miller High Life

Turns out, there’s plenty more to know about the Champagne of beers. Here’s a dozen to get you started.

https://vinepair.com/articles/miller-high-life-abv-calories-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5c4a13a829-JUNE_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5c4a13a829-38937345&mc_cid=5c4a13a829&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Magnums vs Standard Sized Bottles

It was interesting to learn that a magnum and a standard bottle both have the same neck size and both contain the same air content, this means that a magnum matures slower and for longer, which results in a more elegant and complex tasting experience.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/magnums-vs-standard-sized-bottles-with-ferraritrento/

New Study Explores Motivations and Behaviors of U.S. Wine Consumers Before and During COVID-19 Lockdown

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic caught the world off-guard, creating intense panic in food and beverage hoarding in nations around the world

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=232120

The battle to get Pouilly-Fuissé Premier Cru recognition

Burgundy lacks a vineyard hierarchy in only one region – the Mâconnais. That may well change soon.

http://www.the-buyer.net/people/producer/pouilly-fuisse-premier-cru/

One more reason to be wary of alcohol health studies

Finnish researchers find – gasp – that people who abuse alcohol have higher health costs

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/one-more-reason-to-be-wary-of-alcohol-health-studies/

Can surliness enhance the wine tasting experience?

This behavior may not be to everyone’s taste, but a degree of surliness can be a good thing now and again.

https://timatkin.com/can-surliness-enhance-the-wine-tasting-experience/

 

Is Wine Tasting Intersubjective?

By “intersubjectivity” they are referring to the social nature of wine tasting practices.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/06/11/is-wine-tasting-intersubjective/

 

The 12 Best Irish Whiskey Brands for 2020

The Emerald Isle produces four types of whiskey in total: malt, grain, blended, and pot still.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/12-best-irish-whiskey-brands-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5dd88ee889-JUNE_12_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5dd88ee889-38937345&mc_cid=5dd88ee889&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

20 of the Best Big, Easy Batch Cocktails

It’s important to note that any batches that contain citrus, or juices, shouldn’t be kept for more than one to two days

https://vinepair.com/articles/20-best-big-batch-cocktails-easy/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5dd88ee889-JUNE_12_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5dd88ee889-38937345&mc_cid=5dd88ee889&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Champagne vs. Bread, Prosecco vs. ‘Nosecco,’ JaM vs. ‘Jammy’: Trademark Battles Erupt

What’s in a name? Well, for wine appellations, brands and consortiums around the world, quite a lot.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/champagne-vs-bread-prosecco-vs-nosecco-jam-vs-jammy-trademark-battles-erupt-unfiltered

 

What Is Bottle Shock (and How Do You Fix It)?

Bottle shock, sometimes called “bottle sickness,” describes a recently packaged or shipped wine that tastes temporarily “dumb,” or with aromas and flavors that have seemingly shut down.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/11/bottle-shock-taste-real/

 

New Wine Education Site

Wine4Food brings you the inside scoop from sommeliers, chefs, winemakers, and industry insiders.

http://www.wine4food.com/wine/

Top 3 Homemade Wine Cocktail Recipes for this Summer

All you need as a base is a great wine – bought or homemade.

https://www.wtso.com/blog/top-3-homemade-wine-cocktail-recipes-for-this-summer/

The Future Of Italian Wines In The U.S. After The Coronavirus

According to Nielsen, last year Italian wines totaled 1.2 billion in sales in the U.S. increasing its share by 2%.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathrinetodd/2020/06/12/the-future-of-italian-wines-in-the-us-after-the-coronavirus/#52a0fd472fc5

Summer Cocktail Recipes

These summer cocktail recipes are like a vacation in a glass.

https://www.wine.com/content/landing/summer-cocktails?iid=Homepage:Banner:California%20Spirits%20Launch:tile7-20-06-13-summercocktails

 

 

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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