Liquor Industry News 08-17-20

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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08-17-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

10 Sneaky Reasons You’re Always Overpaying For Wine

12 Aperol Spritz Recipe Riffs To Drink Year-Round

How America’s Brewery Scene Boomed Over The Last Decade

 

 

Five New Ways to Drink Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon has long been called the “King of Grapes.” And, like many rulers throughout the course of time, Cab has certainly had its share of partners.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/03/cabernet-sauvignon-best-blends/

 

The OG Hard Seltzer? Lambrusco

In the late ’70s and early ’80s, Lambrusco’s popularity was unmatched.

https://vinepair.com/articles/og-hard-seltzer-lambrusco/

 

What’s inside my bottle of Champagne?

There will be a selection of other ingredients that you are likely to be drinking when you are enjoying a glass of bubbly from this famous wine region.

https://glassofbubbly.com/whats-inside-my-bottle-of-champagne/

Our Seven Most Popular Watermelon Cocktail Recipes

With its satiating sweetness and freshness, watermelon is a welcome addition to spicy Margs, boozy lemonade, and everything in between.

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-best-watermelon-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9631e1aae0-AUG_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9631e1aae0-38937345&mc_cid=9631e1aae0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Vertical Finance Introduces Signature Grand Reserve Rewards Credit Card Designed for Wine Enthusiasts

Cardholders earn 5x points per dollar at more than 350 Grand Reserve Partners, including boutique wineries across the country, wine clubs and more; 3x points per dollar at more than 17,000 wineries, wine clubs and wine shops; and 2x points per dollar at all other merchants.

Vertical Finance

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vertical-finance-introduces-signature-grand-reserve-rewards-credit-card-designed-for-wine-enthusiasts-301105368.html

 

Sake Brewers Are Turning to Wine for Inspiration

Though often mistakenly referred to as rice wine, sake is produced more like beer, fermented from grain, not fruit.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/sake-brewers-are-turning-to-wine-for-inspiration/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=92563069&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9Ie2pYsLT2VcJKVnz5LRvehABw_ZjXvwPLhiG9-hvvr-BorAr_rL8B76LjfXnGLMBQhduHI17PLJyuCKS_969s79jmNVX7IFypT45mQXDuzQbFKVI&utm_content=92562186&utm_source=hs_email

 

As Champagne Sales Plummet, Producers May Throw Away Tons of Unused Grapes

2020 will be one of the French winegrowing region’s worst years in modern history.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/champagne-sales-coronavirus-grape-surplus

 

What is Natural Wine?

The virtues of natural wine are much debated, with strong feelings on both sides.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-is-natural-wine/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=92563069&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_dmFcFj1ymvQlRZFXGJnCC2aJiGYPlocoLbfHWIWUvnS8SgKf0TMULwUfkrzmjuNF0BwhPR_OFOijZveB6zhmVQSBf63YPUp89gGqQDEBGi6tzgvw&utm_content=92562186&utm_source=hs_email

 

The Benefits and Detriments of a Wine Consumption Lifestyle

Well, here it is: the negative argument for imbibing wine (or any other alcoholic beverage). Especially in these coronavirus times, when many consumers have increased their sheltered-in-place alcoholic intake.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/the-benefits-and-detriments-of-a-wine-consumption-lifestyle/

 

Plum In-Room Hotel Wine Dispenser

When you think of the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World, you think the height of luxury, and what’s more lavish than having a temperature-controlled wine dispenser in your suite?

https://wdwnt.com/2020/08/photos-video-in-room-hotel-wine-machine-at-four-seasons-resort-orlando-at-walt-disney-world-resort/

 

How Retailers Can Optimize a “$15 and Under” Wine Selection

For retailers, these wines give you an opportunity to “wow” your customers.

https://bevalcinsights.com/how-retailers-can-optimize-a-15-and-under-wine-selection/

 

Unlike most states, Pennsylvania residents don’t pay any wine excise taxes

Most states levy wine taxes based on volume, but other states impose other types of taxation.

https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/unlike-most-states-pennsylvania-residents-dont-pay-any-wine-excise-taxes/article_09030cfe-f8d8-5551-b38a-611e8f938dd8.html

 

Rediscovering Tuscany’s Forgotten Classic

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is forever in the shadow of Brunello and Chianti, but it is worth exploring.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/08/rediscovering-tuscanys-forgotten-classic

 

10 Things You Should Know About Sauza Tequila

Named after its founder, Don Cenobio Sauza, Sauza Tequila was established in 1873 and introduced tequila to the American market.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sauza-tequila-gold-silver-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=88be28b3f8-AUG_5_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-88be28b3f8-38937345&mc_cid=88be28b3f8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

One-of-a-Kind Vineyard in Japan Offers Alternative Interpretation of Vine-Training

At the train station in Shiojiri, as passengers rush to catch their connections, the Shiojiri Station Platform Vineyard hangs serenely overhead, its vines doing the slower work of budding, ripening and awaiting harvest.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/one-of-a-kind-vineyard-in-japan-offers-alternative-interpretation-of-vine-training-unfiltered

 

Shipping Crates, Historic Cottages, Tiny Houses Transformed into Winery Hotels

”Recycle, repurpose, relax” is the new mantra in wine tourism:

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/shipping-crates-historic-cottages-tiny-houses-transformed-into-winery-hotels-unfiltered

 

The Top Ten Important Wine Questions

There are a variety of interesting and even significant questions staring the wine industry in the face right this minutes

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/08/the-top-ten-important-wine-questions/

 

Kendall-Jackson Commits to Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing

Will add the CCSW logo to the Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, the #1-selling wine in America.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/08/04/kendall-jackson-commits-sustainable-winegrowing

Don’t Call It Rosato

A new movement, dubbed Rosautoctono, aims to assert Italy’s historic rosa wines as more than just an afterthought.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/dont-call-it-rosato-rose-wine-italy/

Viticulturist bought this entire wine appellation in Northern California for $2.7 million

The owner of Rootdown Wine Cellars recently bought the 150-acre Cole Ranch Appellation for $2.7 million.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/business/real-estate-news/article244740187.html

10 Wine and Grill Food Pairings Made For The Porch

With its various textures and smoky aromas, grill food’s variety of flavors can be every bit as complex as wine: so why not put them together?

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/10-wine-and-grill-food-pairings-made-for-the-porch/?utm_campaign=wines-for-grill-bbq-wine-food-poster&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

The States That Love Hard Seltzer the Most

Ready to see which states love hard seltzer the most?

https://vinepair.com/articles/states-hard-seltzer-most-popular-map-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=290f1ba0d1-AUG_6_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-290f1ba0d1-38937345&mc_cid=290f1ba0d1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The British Toast That’s the Equivalent of Saying, ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’

A common assumption is that this phrase was inspired by American 9-to-5 workers’ clock-out time, marking the end of the traditional workday, and the beginning of another American invention — “happy hour.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/british-equivalent-five-oclock-somewhere/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=290f1ba0d1-AUG_6_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-290f1ba0d1-38937345&mc_cid=290f1ba0d1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

10 Things You Might Not Know About Sekt

Sekt is the name used for German and Austrian sparkling wines.

https://glassofbubbly.com/10-things-you-might-not-know-about-sekt/

 

The original Chianti “formula” translated.

It’s true that the formula does include Malvasia as one of the grapes the Baron used to produce his “ideal” of Chianti.

https://dobianchi.com/2020/08/05/white-grapes-tuscan-wine/

 

U.S. Dietary Guidelines Panel Takes Aim at Moderate Wine Drinkers

Now a panel of health experts is saying that may be too much, recommending the guidelines be cut in half for men

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/u-s-dietary-guidelines-panel-takes-aim-at-moderate-wine-drinkers

Four reasons why some people become ‘super smellers’ – from pregnancy to genetic differences

Medically known as hyperosmia, super smellers are people who have a heightened sense of smell compared to the average person.

https://theconversation.com/four-reasons-why-some-people-become-super-smellers-from-pregnancy-to-genetic-differences-141404

Medieval ‘wine windows’ are reopening, reviving Italian plague tradition

They are just as they sound: pint-size hatches, carved into the concrete walls of urban wineries and shops, where beverage merchants would serve sips at a safe social distance.

https://nypost.com/2020/08/06/medieval-wine-windows-are-reopening-reviving-italian-plague-tradition/?utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=SocialFlow

 

Tannins – What are they and what do they do?

Your quick reference guide to understanding tannins, their role in wine and how to identify and describe them.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/tannins-45814/

How America’s Brewery Scene Boomed Over The Last Decade

Even though beer drinkers are still enjoying a whole manner of lagers, ales and the like at home, business has been hit hard by shuttered restaurants and pubs, an end to on-site taproom sales and the cessation of mass events that halted the distribution of kegs

https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2020/08/07/international-beer-day-how-americas-brewery-scene-boomed-over-the-last-decade-infographic/#211fd8397ed4

12 Aperol Spritz Recipe Riffs To Drink Year-Round

Looking to update your beloved spritz? You’re in luck.

https://vinepair.com/articles/12-aperol-spritz-recipe-riffs/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7d37bbedd3-AUG_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7d37bbedd3-38937345&mc_cid=7d37bbedd3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What You Need To Know About Canned Wine

Canned wines have an opportunity to appeal to a wider audience. But will they?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jilliandara/2020/08/06/what-you-need-to-know-about-canned-wine-plus-9-to-try/#272368951a6a

Should the capsule on top of a wine bottle spin or not?

The truth is that some capsules spin and some do not, and neither scenario indicates anything certain about the quality of the wine in the bottle.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/should-the-capsule-on-top-of-a-wine-bottle-spin-or-not

 

10 Sneaky Reasons You’re Always Overpaying For Wine

When it comes to being able to spot a great bottle of wine, studies show most of us simply don’t have that skill.

https://www.eatthis.com/reasons-overpaying-for-wine/

 

 

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