Liquor Industry News 08-10-20

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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08-10-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

8 Uses for Beer Other Than Drinking

Drinking While Eating is Not Food and Wine Pairing

Eight Great Old Fashioned Recipe Riffs

 

 

Ocean State Job Lot plans to sell wine at Springfield MA store

The store’s license application comes before the Springfield Board of License Commissioners Aug. 12.

https://www.masslive.com/news/2020/07/ocean-state-job-lot-plans-to-sell-wine-at-springfield-store.html

How to Pair Wine with Whitewater Rafting

Wine goes with many things, but not usually being catapulted from a rubber raft into a boulder.

https://www.foodandwine.com/travel/snake-river-wine-excursion

Inside the NBA’s secret wine society

This story, which explores the love NBA players such as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Jimmy Butler have for wine

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29517070/inside-nba-secret-wine-society

 

Our 9 Most Popular Frozen Cocktail Recipes

There are a few things that define an ideal summer: sandy toes, hot weather, and, of course, frozen cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/9-most-popular-frozen-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fb797ea218-JULY_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fb797ea218-38937345&mc_cid=fb797ea218&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Is Your Wine Causing You Headaches?

There are some interesting reasons as to why these wine headaches occur.

https://www.moms.com/wine-causing-headaches/

 

Why you might want to make the switch to organic wine

Vineyards around the world are now embracing organic farming methods of grapes and avoiding the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in their wine production

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2020/07/why-you-might-want-to-make-the-switch-to-organic-wine.html

 

How to have a wine facial at home

In a few minutes you can hack this after going through the steps.

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/evewoman/article/2001380268/how-to-have-a-wine-facial-at-home

 

How to get consumers to pay more for their wines

Shouldn’t wine be fairly priced and affordable? Particularly in categories like rosé?

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/marketing-wine-tourism/how-get-consumers-pay-more-their-wines

 

Eight Things You Should Know About New Amsterdam Vodka (and Gin)

Considering the fair price point — you can get the vodka or gin for roughly $15 or $20 — and the reliably powerful name behind the brand,

https://vinepair.com/articles/new-amsterdam-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=683bbbb901-JULY_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-683bbbb901-38937345&mc_cid=683bbbb901&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Understand the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Aromas in Wine

Wine has three levels of flavors and aromas that evolve over the course of its life: primary, secondary and tertiary.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/07/27/primary-wine-aromas-guide/

 

5 Wine Flaws That Can Actually Be Very Good

Of course, sometimes a flaw really is a flaw, so we’ll also teach you how to spot the difference.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/5-wine-flaws-that-can-actually-be-very-good/

 

 

What Are The Best-Selling Wines Of The Pandemic?

As we all take to fueling our pandemic fugue state with alcohol, what wine has been commanding consumer interest?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katedingwall/2020/07/27/what-are-the-best-selling-wines-of-the-pandemic/#2b1eb4756c58

 

 

TOP 10 SPARKLING WINE TIPS FOR 2020

So read on and find out not just what’s happening in the world of bubbles, but where to go for the best value drops, and what you can expect stylistically when you get there.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/top-10-sparkling-wine-tips-for-2020/

 

 

Every Celebrity Wants to Make a Tequila — Here’s Why

We will never truly know whether George Clooney did indeed launch his Casamigos tequila brand “by accident,” as is often described when the brand’s genesis is recounted.

https://vinepair.com/articles/why-celebrities-launch-tequila-brands/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d5476b5bb3-JULY_29_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d5476b5bb3-38937345&mc_cid=d5476b5bb3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Drizly Issue

Drizly has suffered a data breach, with hackers obtaining data for up to 2.5 million users of the alcohol delivery platform, according to the company’s customer service team. While Drizly acknowledges that information like email addresses, dates of birth, encrypted passwords, and delivery addresses have been stolen, it is adamant that credit card information was not exposed by the hack. In an email to users, Drizly did not say when or how the information was accessed and encouraged users to change their passwords.

 

 

Budweiser’s new beer is missing a key ingredient: Alcohol

Anheuser-Busch InBev is using the recognizable Budweiser brand to launch Budweiser Zero, an alcohol-free lager that tastes similar to the best-selling alcoholic beverage.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/business/budweiser-zero-launch/index.html

 

 

What’s a Sommelier?

The most basic definition of a sommelier is that it’s essentially a server, usually in a restaurant, who specializes heavily in wines but also beers, spirits, mixed drinks, tea, coffee, and historically, cigars.

https://www.hudin.com/whats-a-sommelier/

 

 

This Shower Speaker Can Play Music While Holding Your Wine Glass

A wine glass holder that doubles as a water-proof speaker exists,

https://www.housebeautiful.com/shopping/home-gadgets/a33445884/shower-speaker-wine-holder/

 

 

France’s 8-Year-Olds Head Off to Wine School

Teaching them about wine and alcohol is a little abstract at eight years old.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/france-s-8-year-olds-head-off-to-wine-school-unfiltered

 

Sugar-free Smirnoff Ice launches in US

Smirnoff Ice Zero Sugar is made with Smirnoff vodka combined with natural flavors.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/07/sugar-free-smirnoff-ice-launches-in-us/

 

Mustard beer? Starting next month, it’s a thing

“French’s Mustard Beer is infused with key lime, lemon, tangerine, and passion fruit to create a tart, refreshing match for the bright and bold zip of classic yellow mustard.”

https://wtop.com/business-finance/2020/07/mustard-beer-its-a-thing/

 

The True Story of the ‘Barrel-Shirt,’ Also Known as the ‘Drunkard’s Cloak’

A number of statutes “aimed at preventing or punishing drunkenness” were established to make examples of those who broke the law.

https://vinepair.com/articles/barrel-shirt-drunkards-cloak-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=edfc093015-JULY_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-edfc093015-38937345&mc_cid=edfc093015&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Sutter Home Size

Sutter Home Family Vineyards has expanded its lineup to include a 3-liter boxed format. Moving forward, Sutter Home Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Grigio wines will now be available in 3-liter boxes, each priced at $18. The Sutter Home portfolio—which includes some 21 different varietals—is also available in 187-ml., 500-ml., 750-ml., and 1.5-liter formats. The brand depleted 10.2 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

Does what’s on the label matter? One obstinate consumer (me) goes to great lengths to find out

Does it matter what a wine or spirit actually is, rather than what it’s called?

https://blog.wblakegray.com/2020/07/does-whats-on-label-matter-one.html?fbclid=IwAR2Q9EzltI8t8q0x02w_mbwjGeP4xw2uRNf4muRc79ljjFFGG_RPG3RNeW8

 

 

It’s Easy Being Green: Italy’s Best Winery Gardens

Italians have a long and lush history of grooming their already alluring surrounds into verdant, floral landscapes.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/07/29/best-italy-winery-gardens/

 

A Cheese Guru Reveals 5 Secrets To Hosting A Perfect Cheese And Wine Tasting

Maybe this will become a weekly ritual in your household.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jordilippemcgraw/2020/07/30/best-wine-and-cheese-pairing/#2712ffce4883

 

Why do Champagne bubbles come from the bottom of my glass?

The bubbles in Champagne and other sparkling wines are made of carbon dioxide gas.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/why-do-champagne-bubbles-come-from-the-bottom-of-my-glass

 

What Does “Meaty” Mean in Wine?

It can refer to the aroma and taste of meat and related cooking techniques, from bacon to bloody steak. Or it can simply mean a full-bodied wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/07/30/wine-term-guide-meaty/

 

 

These Brands Want You To Tie-Dye Your Clothes At Home Using Red Wine

All you’ll need for this fun DIY project is a bottle of red wine, rubber bands, white clothing or accessories, and a pot to use on the stove.

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a33460403/how-to-tie-dye-with-wine/

 

 

Kraken Rum

Proximo Spirits’ Kraken rum brand has signed on as the official rum brand of the new NHL franchise the Seattle Kraken, which will debut next year. The sponsorship will include digital activations, giveaways, cocktail samplings, and fan experiences, among other initiatives, which will take place in and around the Kraken’s new Climate Pledge Arena when it opens in 2021.

 

 

Eight Great Old Fashioned Recipe Riffs

The Old Fashioned is one of the world’s oldest and most beloved whiskey cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-great-old-fashioned-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=82d26b548b-JULY_31_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-82d26b548b-38937345&mc_cid=82d26b548b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

French Researchers Unlock a Secret to Wine Bitterness: Oak Barrels

In a recently published study, however, researchers from the University of Bordeaux focused on a different phenolic compound they believed to be the main culprit for barrel bitterness: coumarins.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/french-researchers-unlock-a-secret-to-wine-bitterness-oak-barrels-unfiltered

 

 

The sham and hypocrisy behind the three-tier system

Each state doesn’t always enforce the interstate retail ban, according to a prominent liquor law attorney.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/the-sham-and-hypocrisy-behind-the-three-tier-system/

 

 

“WINE GIRL” AUTHOR VICTORIA JAMES: 10 QUESTIONS ON WHERE WE’RE HEADED

We need a lot of government intervention and support

https://grapecollective.com/articles/wine-girl-author-victoria-james-10-questions-on-where-were-headed

 

 

Cleveland Browns-themed wine bottles released

Kansas City, Missouri-based Mano’s Wine, which specializes in manufacturing and distributing etched and hand-painted bottles of wine, has teamed with the Browns for the wine.

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2020/07/cleveland-browns-themed-wine-bottles-released.html

 

Yes, You Can Pair Wine with Salads. Here’s the Secret.

What’s the best wine for that height-of-summer, straight-from-the-farmers-market, pile-of-glorious-leafy-greens salad you just made?

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-salad-pairings

 

Can Hip Hop Help Solve Wine’s Millennial Problem?

In 2017, hip hop became the most popular music genre in the U.S. with eight of the top 10 most popular artists being rappers,

https://vinepair.com/articles/hip-hop-wine-millennials/

 

 

Drinking While Eating is Not Food and Wine Pairing

But deciding what you want to drink with your meal is not the same thing as carefully matching a specific wine to an individual prepared dish of food with the idea that the wine plus the food will result in a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

https://www.vinography.com/2020/07/drinking-while-eating-is-not-food-and-wine-pairing

 

8 Uses for Beer Other Than Drinking

Maybe don’t tell the brew snob in your family, but surprisingly, there are a lot of alternative uses for beer other than you know, drinking

https://www.greenmatters.com/p/uses-for-beer-not-drinking

 

 

 

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

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

Sounds pretty good these days.

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  1. mihaitzaboss Says:

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