Liquor Industry News 07-06-20

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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07-06-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to match wines with pasta

Why Beer, Like Red Wine, Can Be Good for Your Health

11 Most Popular Tropical Cocktail Recipes

 

 

The 3 Best Wine Making Kits

Picking out a wine making kit can be intimidating.

https://www.bustle.com/p/the-3-best-wine-making-kits-22868418

What is The Purpose of Stemless Wine Glasses?

The stemless wine glass is basically the same as the stemmed wine glass, just without the stem and the foot.

https://advancedmixology.com/blogs/art-of-mixology/purpose-of-stemless-wine-glasses

5 Basic Tips for Pairing Wine with Food

These basic tips should serve you when you need to choose a good wine to pair with your dishes.

https://www.lacucinaitaliana.com/italian-food/hacks/how-to-choose-right-wine

Want to try wine facial? Here are the steps to follow

Well, we’ve got for you a new one to try at the comfort of your home. We’re talking about red wine facial.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/beauty/want-to-try-wine-facial-here-are-the-steps-to-follow/photostory/76464171.cms?picid=76464236

Too soon for return of returnables? Some think so

Fears of infection are just one problem on a list of issues with the state-mandated program. Environmentalists, on the other hand, continue the push for legislation that includes more types of containers.

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/too-soon-for-return-of-returnables-some-think-so,607563

Top 10 spirits brands on social media

Many brands rely on social media platforms as their major communication channel to reach their target audiences.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/06/top-10-spirits-brands-on-social-media-5/

The 8 Best Cocktail Mixer Brands, Tasted and Ranked

Enjoying a high-quality cocktail at home no longer requires a costly investment in bittersliqueurs, and obscure base spirits.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-cocktail-mixers-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4f593a71eb-JUNE_23_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4f593a71eb-38937345&mc_cid=4f593a71eb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Five Easy Mojito Recipe Riffs

So close your eyes, imagine a Cuban beach on a balmy afternoon, and try out these five fruity Mojito variations

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-best-mojito-recipe-riffs/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4f593a71eb-JUNE_23_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4f593a71eb-38937345&mc_cid=4f593a71eb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Study Finds Sivanto Insecticide – Used on 20% of California Wine Grape Acreage – Toxic to Bees

In California, wine grape growers applied 123,928 pounds of flupyradifurone (Sivanto) in 2017 (most recent data available) on 114,704 acres of wine grape vineyards. That is 20 percent of all vineyards in the state.

http://winecountrygeographic.blogspot.com/2020/06/bees.html

Where in the US are the biggest wine drinkers? Not California apparently, data shows

Idahoans were drinking far more wine per capita than any other state. Washington, D.C., earned the No. 2 spot with about 1.02 gallons of ethanol.

https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/northwest/idaho/article243716022.html

10 Ways To Spice Up Your Interest In Wine

It’s about finding new ways to engage and exploring new pathways. It’s about welcome distractions, and turning them into something less transitory.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/06/23/10-ways-to-spice-up-your-interest-in-wine-part-one/#1171225a5995

Part 2

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/06/24/10-ways-to-spice-up-your-interest-in-wine-part-two/#576a337d2cf3

Do Wine-Opening Hacks from the Internet Actually Work?

There are different hacks out there for opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew, like using a shoe

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-school-wine-opening-hacks

Prestigious Wine Organization Drops Use of Term ‘Master’

The organization, the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, wants to be more inclusive. Some black wine experts say the recent changes aren’t enough.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/22/us/wine-master.html

Expand Your Vino Knowledge With These Top Online Wine Courses

Public interest in learning more about the world of wine is rapidly growing

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-online-wine-courses/

How Big Wine Producers Dominate the Marketplace

In spite of all the talk these days about farm-to-table and farmers markets, the vast majority of products we purchase and consume are controlled by mega companies.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/how-big-wine-producers-dominate-the-marketplace/

This Is the Best Wine for Your Zodiac Sign, According to an Astrologer

Best wine to drink for your zodiac sign. Give these grapes a try—you might just find your new favorite wine!

http://www.eatingwell.com/article/7825850/best-wine-for-your-zodiac-sign-according-to-an-astrologer/

The Weirdest Wine Policy Ever

Wine was promoted as essentially French and essential to Frenchness.

https://nuvomagazine.com/daily-edit/the-weirdest-wine-policy-ever

Cabernet Sauvignon: The World’s Most Planted Grape Variety

Are wine consumers still infatuated by Cabernet Sauvignon?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2020/06/22/cabernet-sauvignon-the-worlds-most-planted-grape-variety/#205212375dfc

9 Reasons the Dark ‘n Stormy® Will Stand the Test of Time

The drink celebrates this year’s special 40th anniversary, four decades after Goslings first registered a trademark on the cocktail’s name.

https://vinepair.com/articles/9-reasons-the-dark-n-stormy-will-stand-the-test-of-time/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4d78726a98-JUNE_24_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4d78726a98-38937345&mc_cid=4d78726a98&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Great Grape Graft That Saved the Wine Industry

If American culture has spread across the surface of the globe, it’s also found under the earth: in the great grape stocks that endangered, then saved the European wine industry in the nineteenth century.

https://daily.jstor.org/the-great-grape-graft-that-saved-the-wine-industry/

The world’s 10 best-selling vodka brands

The size of the category remains remarkably impressive.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/06/the-worlds-10-best-selling-vodka-brands/

Consumers Can Distinguish Between Bitter Tastes In Beer — Doesn’t Alter Liking

It seems they just like beer, regardless of the source of the bitterness.

https://scienmag.com/consumers-can-distinguish-between-bitter-tastes-in-beer-doesnt-alter-liking/

 

The Best Virtual Wine Vacations to Enjoy Right Now

We asked these California estates how to recreate the tasting-room experience.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/a32894388/how-to-host-an-at-home-wine-tasting/

 

FRENCH COMPANY STOPPED FROM SELLING ‘NOSECCO’ NON-ALCOHOLIC FIZZ

The Prosecco DOC Consortium objected to the trademark in October 2018, leading to the UK’s Intellectual Property Office to reject an application to register the trademark ‘Nosecco’ on the grounds it is misleading and too closely associated with the Italian sparkler.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/06/prosecco-bosses-block-nosecco-trademark-for-non-alcoholic-fizz/

 

How high are Wine Taxes in Your State?

States tend to tax wine at a higher rate than beer but at a lower rate than distilled spirits due to wine’s mid-range alcohol content

https://taxfoundation.org/state-wine-tax-rates-2020/

Barolo Gets the Website it deserves

A new website offers an expert insight into one of Italy’s most prestigious wine regions.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/06/barolo-gets-the-website-it-deserves

Ultimate Guide To French Wine (Top 21 Wines, Regions, Terms)

French winemaking started in the 6th century BC after the Greek settlers colonized Southern Gaul. However, it was the Romans who planted vines in all the major wine regions in the 300s.

https://www.vinovest.co/blog/french-wine

Ultimate Guide To French Wine Regions (2020)

Each of the renowned French wine making regions are known for different grape varieties, unique indigenous terroir (environmental conditions), and their own special wines.

https://www.vinovest.co/blog/french-wine-regions

The (often) overlooked way to make money in wine

Almost every corner of the wine industry desperately needs highly skilled sales staff, particularly right now.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/marketing-wine-tourism/often-overlooked-way-make-money-wine

What (actually) makes Old World and New World wines different?

What’s that all about? What makes wines from these two “worlds” different? Are there any best wines for investment when comparing both?

https://www.altiwineexchange.com/news/old-new-world

Is Wine Acidic? Wine Acid Answers and Low Acid Wines

Yes, every wine is acidic. Though a wine’s acidity level depends on numerous factors.

https://home.binwise.com/blog/is-wine-acidic

 

 

Why Beer, Like Red Wine, Can Be Good for Your Health

Beer, better known for its symbol of empty-calorie indulgence — the Beer Belly — surprisingly offers some of the same health benefits as red wine.

https://hartfordhealthcare.org/about-us/news-press/news-detail?articleId=26724&publicid=395

 

It’s not local wine when you’re buying grapes from another state

So what happens when a craft beer producer moves into wine?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/you-cant-have-local-wine-when-youre-buying-grapes-from-another-state/

 

 

Non-Alcoholic Beer Regulation 101

The below summarizes the overall treatment of NA beer under US federal law, as well as examples of restrictions on direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipments imposed by certain states.

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c5a038c9-0300-4a6e-b160-a56f48c21bf1

 

Let’s Talk Whole Cluster Fermentation!

So, why is whole cluster so popular and how does it affect the quality of wine?

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/stemmy-wines-lets-talk-whole-cluster-fermentation/

 

 

11 Most Popular Tropical Cocktail Recipes

With flavors of pineapple, coconut, hibiscus, and more, these 11 recipes will surely transport you to temporary paradise.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-best-tropical-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=171888db28-JUNE_26_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-171888db28-38937345&mc_cid=171888db28&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to match wines with pasta

Italians tend not to go for wines that are ultra-ripe or high in alcohol, and especially not with pasta

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/jun/26/how-to-match-wines-with-pasta-fiona-beckett

 

Cumberland Farms drops beer and wine ballot question in MA

The proposed ballot question to allow more stores to sell beer and wine will not appear on the ballot this fall and its backers will instead work to put the question before voters in 2022.

https://www.wwlp.com/news/state-politics/cumberland-farms-drops-beer-and-wine-ballot-question/

 

New Wine Credit Card

Wine lovers who purchase their favorite variety or vintage – regardless of brand – can earn their way to a treasure trove of wine-related rewards – from decanters and wine coolers to a Napa Valley wine tasting trip.

Earn Points Shopping At Franklin Liquors!!

https://grandreserverewards.com/

Dos Equis debuts 6-foot coolers built for socially-distanced beer drinking

If you’ve been yearning to crack open a cold one with a friend from a safe social distance, this might be just the device you’re looking for.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/dos-equis-6-foot-coolers-socially-distanced-beer-drinking

Cookbook Review: Frasca’s Friuli Food and Wine

70-some recipes are divided into three sections—Land, Sea, and Mountains—and focus largely on meat or pasta. Vegetables, fruit, and, frequently, mushrooms play supporting roles.

https://www.5280.com/2020/06/cookbook-review-frascas-friuli-food-and-wine/

 

 

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.

Shop Here

 

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