Liquor Industry News 07-27-20

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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07-27-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Tips For Properly Reading Wine Labels

The Ultimate Beer Burger

12 Most Popular Strawberry Cocktail Recipes

 

Is 80 Proof the Magic Number for Distilled Spirits?

Many popular spirits, including vodkatequila, and white rum are almost exclusively bottled at this strength.

https://vinepair.com/articles/80-proof-liquor-spirits-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7febe9d4c8-JULY_13_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7febe9d4c8-38937345&mc_cid=7febe9d4c8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Top five best-selling ready-to-drink brands

There were only five million-case-selling RTD brands, one of which was a hard seltzer. Three of the RTD brands reported huge growth last year.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/07/top-five-best-selling-ready-to-drink-brands-2/

12 Most Popular Strawberry Cocktail Recipes

If you’re feeling berry thirsty, take a look at our most popular strawberry cocktail recipes that will be your new go-tos for summer sipping.

https://vinepair.com/articles/12-best-strawberry-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7cc4bb254e-JULY_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7cc4bb254e-38937345&mc_cid=7cc4bb254e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

SUNTORY EXPLORES PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR FOR DRINKING

Prototypes for a face covering which will not detract from the experience of a night out.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/suntory-explores-protective-headgear-designed-for-drinking/

Cracking the code for beer freshness

But how does one know when a beer was made and when it will go over the hill?

https://www.marinij.com/2020/07/14/cracking-the-code-for-beer-freshness/

Rhode Island Brewery Trolls Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski With ‘Traitorade’ Beer
Are you mad at Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski for leaving the New England Patriots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
https://nesn.com/2020/06/rhode-island-brewery-trolls-tom-brady-rob-gronkowski-with-traitorade-beer/

The Divisive Impact of Brettanomyces in Wine

Winemakers will tell you that Brettanomyces is either the root of all evil, or amazing yeasts with something beautiful to share with the world.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/07/14/the-divisive-impact-of-brettanomyces-in-wine/

TOP 10 VINEYARDS FOR WINE TOURISM

This year’s list showcases producers from five continents and 18 different countries, with 17 new wineries making the top 50.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/top-10-vineyards-for-wine-tourism/

TEENS DRESSING UP AS MASKED GRANNIES TO SCORE ALCOHOL DURING PANDEMIC

One TikTok video with over 1.5m views depicts a girl with drawn on wrinkles and a Zimmer frame clutching a booze-filled plastic bag in California.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/teens-dressing-up-as-masked-grannies-to-score-alcohol-during-pandemic/

In 1936, Joseph Stalin Created the Proletariat’s Very Own ‘Champagne’

The world’s largest country may not be the first — nor second, third, or even fourth — place that comes to mind when speaking of notable sparkling wines.

https://vinepair.com/articles/stalin-soviet-champagne/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1aee39bf4c-JULY_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1aee39bf4c-38937345&mc_cid=1aee39bf4c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Busch unveils first-ever flavored beer, Busch Light Apple

You won’t want to give this apple to the teacher, but you may want to keep it for yourself.

https://www.mlive.com/news/2020/07/busch-unveils-first-ever-flavored-beer-busch-light-apple.html

How To Recycle Nitrogenated Beer Cans

But does the plastic widget make the can less recyclable?

Two closed and opened golden beer cans isolated on white background, top view

https://earth911.com/how-to-recycle/how-to-recycle-nitrogenated-beer-cans/

‘Clean Wine’ is a Commercial Scam

I see two problems with the claim that these are “clean wines.”

https://www.vinography.com/2020/07/clean-wine-is-a-commercial-scam

This $16 Tool Instantly Upgrades Inexpensive Wine

Most full-bodied reds benefit from aeration, where volatile compounds evaporate and oxidize and leave behind aromatic and smooth sips.

https://www.foodandwine.com/lifestyle/kitchen/vintorio-wine-aerator-pourer

The Ultimate Beer Burger

Lager, brings out a depth of flavor that will take your burger to the next level.

https://www.porchdrinking.com/articles/2020/07/16/what-were-cooking-the-ultimate-beer-burger/

Molson Coors Pulls Plug on Michelob Ultra Copycat, St. Archer Gold

In an exciting stand-off, the original release of low-calorie, light beer Saint Archer Gold was positioned as a notable competitor to Michelob Ultra Pure Gold.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/molson-coors-pulls-st-archer-gold/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7f3a1ff4fb-JULY_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7f3a1ff4fb-38937345&mc_cid=7f3a1ff4fb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

PROSECCO CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES REDUCED VINTAGE

The Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG has approved a decision by its members to reduce the yields for the 2020 harvest this week.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/prosecco-consortium-announces-reduced-vintage/

PREGNANCY WARNING LABELS ON ALCOHOL MANDATORY WITHIN THREE YEARS IN AUSTRALIA AND NZ

The labels will be printed in red, black and white, and read “Pregnancy Warning”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/pregnancy-warning-labels-on-alcohol-mandatory-within-three-years-in-australia-and-nz/

Five Months In – What We Have Learned

The COVID-19 pandemics effect on the market is essentially five months old now and we have some clearer data and patterns to use to make better decisions.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/07/17/five-months-in-what-we-have-learned-2

Can a wine be called Cabernet Sauvignon if it contains other grapes?

In the United States, a wine labeled as Cabernet Sauvignon must be made from at least 75 percent Cabernet Sauvignon grapes

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/can-a-wine-be-called-cabernet-sauvignon-if-it-contains-other-grapes

Tips For Properly Reading Wine Labels

Reading the labels on wine bottles is an intricate and detailed process, but understanding some basics can make all the difference

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jordilippemcgraw/2020/07/17/leading-paris-sommelier-shares-5-tips-for-properly-reading-wine-labels/#1ab6b8733c57

 

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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