Liquor Industry News 08-24-20

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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08-24-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Real Threat to Wine Sales is Being Ignored

Eight of the Best Whiskey Cocktails to Make at Home This Summer

US WINE SALES SHIFT TOWARDS BIG BRANDS AND BOXED WINES

 

 

Top 10 award-winning Irish whiskeys

Looking across multiple categories, from blends to single pot still, a wide range of whiskeys were awarded the top accolades of Master and Gold medals for their quality and complexity.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/08/top-10-award-winning-irish-whiskeys/

 

Can a Wine Ever Really be ‘Clean’?

While that may be true for a pile of laundry, it’s not as clear what clean means when used to describe wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/10/clean-wine-natural-marketing/

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for cherries in wine

You could also turn this recipe for something to eat into one for something to drink.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/aug/10/rachel-roddy-recipe-cherries-in-wine

Digging into the Wines of Lugana

The wine region of Lugana sits on both the Lombardy and Veneto regions of Italy right around the southern portion of Lake Garda.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2020/08/the-wines-of-Lugana.html

7 Wine Podcasts Worth Listening To

We guarantee you’ll find something that suits your needs!

Don’t forget our podcast The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

https://winefolly.com/tips/7-wine-podcasts-worth-listening-to/

What Is Lumassina and Should I Drink It?

Confined to the Riviera di Ponente of Liguria, Lumassina serves its place of origin well with lightness, delicate fruit and low alcoho

https://openingabottle.com/what-is-lumassina-and-should-i-drink-it/

We Are There Few Negative Wine Reviews?

The first category are responses that try to explain why wine reviews differ from film, book, or restaurant reviews:

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/08/10/we-are-there-few-negative-wine-reviews/

15 Cocktail Influencers You Should Be Following on Instagram

These bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts have made names for themselves by sharing photos of whimsical drinks and helpful tips with their followers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/15-cocktail-influencers-instagram/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d8dd797c3-AUG_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d8dd797c3-38937345&mc_cid=3d8dd797c3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Walla Walla Confronts Phylloxera

There are few words in the wine industry that inspire more dread than phylloxera.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/walla-walla-confronts-phylloxera/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=92971243&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8qVXWmKX20BuHWA-NNYDuG-Tg83mJmtOcqpjKRXD6yh1dpOPnaTxKZ4YGfyrhCs6yanDZWJtwDxp32Rwz7YOFLrqwyHOE0jFwYnt20GEzzVytAUaY&utm_content=92970537&utm_source=hs_email

How to repel fruit flies using wine corks

There’s an age-old hack to repel those little pests — and it will also give you an excuse to stock up on more wine.

https://www.today.com/food/how-repel-fruit-flies-using-wine-corks-t188962

Introducing Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC): Farming Like the World Depends on It

Regenerative farming is a style of farming in which soil health and building that soil is the main focus

https://tablascreek.typepad.com/tablas/2020/08/introducing-regenerative-organic-roc-farming-like-the-world-depends-on-it.html

Why are wine bottles round in shape?

One very good reason for this is that it requires around eight percent less aluminum, plastic or glass to produce each container.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/why-are-wine-bottles-round-shape

Buffalo Trace to meet Bourbon demand in several years

Buffalo Trace said allocations of brands like Eagle Rare, Weller, Blanton’s and EH Taylor were “increasing faster” every year.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/08/buffalo-trace-to-meet-bourbon-demand-in-several-years/

Woodbridge MLB News

Constellation-owned Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi has struck a multi-year partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers to become the official wine of the Major League Baseball franchise. The deal includes in-market activations, digital partnership extensions, and branding elements at Dodger Stadium. Earlier this year, Woodbridge became the official wine of Major League Baseball under a separate multi-year partnership. It also has individual club deals with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and Cincinnati Reds. Woodbridge’s U.S. volume was down 1% to 9.6 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

How to Drink Your Way Through Each of California’s Wine Regions

Here’s how to taste your way through all of California’s top wine-producing regions. Get ready for a delicious ride.

The vineyard at the end of winter with grapevines standing dormant on the hillside.

https://www.departures.com/lifestyle/wine-spirits/drink-through-california-wine-regions

Tuscany’s Wine Harvest At Risk As Seasonal Workers Blocked By Italy’s Black List

Each year, around five thousand workers arrive in Italy from foreign countries, most commonly from Eastern Europe.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccahughes/2020/08/12/tuscanys-wine-harvest-at-risk-as-seasonal-workers-blocked-by-italys-black-list/#5363b18304c2

Boston Licensing Board to Reprimand Beer Gardens for Non-Compliance With Social Distance Regulations

This is not the first time that the Licensing Board, in conjunction with ISD, has called an emergency hearing to address reported violations of the state’s new COVID-19 outdoor dining regulations, which include rules about distancing, party size, and more.

https://boston.eater.com/2020/8/12/21365036/licensing-board-beer-gardens-allston-brighton-restaurants-non-compliance-social-distance-regulations

Pumking beer creates whiskey: ‘Pumpkin pie in a shot glass’

The 35% alcohol, or 70 proof, Pummking Pumpkin Whiskey was created by Pumking’s distillery, Southern Tier Distilling.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/pumking-beer-whiskey-version-pumpkin-pie-shot-glass

 

Jose Cuervo launches Tequila-based hard seltzers

Playamar offers a “light Tequila taste” and each 12oz (340ml) can has an ABV of 4.5% and contains 90 calories. The brand was created for health-conscious consumers.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/08/jose-cuervo-launches-tequila-based-hard-seltzers/

 

Top cocktail recipes using Black-owned spirits brands

Whether you’re a Tequila lover or have a particular penchant for gin, we’ve got all bases covered with this list of cocktail recipes showcasing some of the best Black-owned spirits brands available.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/08/top-cocktail-recipes-using-black-owned-spirits-brands/

 

Four Pillars creates Olive Leaf Gin

Bottled at 43.8% ABV, the new gin is made with cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and olive leaf from three olive varieties, which have been combined with seven Australian botanicals.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/08/four-pillars-creates-olive-leaf-gin/

 

How to Make Bartender-Quality Frozen Margaritas Using a Kitchen Blender

There’s no escaping the fact that frozen Margaritas are essentially grown-up slushies. But that doesn’t mean their preparation should be taken less seriously than any other cocktail.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dos-donts-frozen-margarita-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=099329bc11-AUG_13_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-099329bc11-38937345&mc_cid=099329bc11&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

US WINE SALES SHIFT TOWARDS BIG BRANDS AND BOXED WINES

It also showed that larger formats and boxed wine grew, and there was a shift away from private label, as consumers bought into larger brands.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/08/us-wine-sales-shift-towards-big-brands-and-boxed-wines-nielsen-says/

 

THE 10 BEST PROSECCOS OF 2020

The top performers from across a range of price points and styles, including the extremely dry to the richly sweet, or the low-priced to luxury level cuvée.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/08/the-10-best-proseccos-of-2020/

 

How to start exploring the exciting new world of Czech wine

Czech wines may only account for 0.22% of the global total, with most of this drunk at home, but make no mistake, there are interesting things happening here.

http://www.the-buyer.net/tasting/wine/exciting-new-czech-wine/

 

Why do some wine reviewers disagree on drink windows?

Just like people have different tastes in styles of wine, they also have different opinions about at what age a wine tastes best.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/why-do-some-wine-reviewers-disagree-on-drinking-windows

 

11 tips for wine tasting during COVID-19

Here are our 11 pro tips for making the most of your trip to wine country!

https://pasoroblesdailynews.com/11-tips-for-wine-tasting-during-covid-19/112935/

 

No Relief for U.S. Wine Consumers—Trump Administration Keeps Tariffs on European Wines in Place

Wine, as well as Irish and Scotch whisky as well as other Europeans foods, continues to be collateral damage in a fight over subsidies to plane manufacturers.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/trump-administration-keeps-tariffs-on-european-wines-in-place

Why Winery Website Accessibility Matters Now More Than Ever

One-fifth of the US population living with some form of disability.

https://www.hwy29creative.com/blog/why-winery-website-accessibility-matters?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=accessibility

The trends shaping the vodka category

Once upon a time, vodka was all about smoothness and neutrality, dressed in a gorgeous bottle. Then came the wacky flavours, swiftly followed by their widespread withdrawal. And while gin took the limelight, vodka innovation felt muted.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/08/the-trends-shaping-the-vodka-category/

 

Eight of the Best Whiskey Cocktails to Make at Home This Summer

Try out these eight recipes that prove whiskey is the spirit of any season.

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-best-whiskey-cocktails-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0f05deab49-AUG_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0f05deab49-38937345&mc_cid=0f05deab49&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Historic Geographical Classifications for Cava

The Cava D.O. has also created three quality terms which define the geographic zones and the various sub-zones within these zones.

https://glassofbubbly.com/historic-geographical-classifications-for-cava/

 

A Guide to Italy’s Organic Wine Boom

Organic wine is booming in Italy. In fact, the country is the world leader in terms of the percentage of surface area dedicated to organic wine grapes.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/13/italy-organic-wine/

 

The Real Threat to Wine Sales is Being Ignored

While we’ve been fighting the Pandemic, another public policy battle surrounding health has been quietly fought in the shadows, the goal of which is to reduce or eliminate wine consumption by painting it as cancerous and unhealthy.

http://svbwine.blogspot.com/2020/08/the-real-threat-to-wine-sales-is-being.html

 

How to Pair Southeast Asian Food With Wine

It’s always been historically difficult to pair for most people.

https://www.dmagazine.com/food-drink/2020/08/how-to-pair-southeast-asian-food-with-wine/?ref=feat-sect

 

Wine labels can be vague, and drinkers are thirsty for clarity

We’re told that wine is food, to be enjoyed at the table. Yet, while we’re accustomed to checking ingredients on food labels, and maybe avoiding those with higher sodium, fat or carbohydrates, we find no such labels on wine.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/wine-labels-can-be-vague-and-drinkers-are-thirsty-for-clarity/2020/08/14/b4bfa4d8-dcb8-11ea-8051-d5f887d73381_story.html

 

What wines should you drink if you don’t drink wine?

Millennials, I get that you may not drink wine. You like White Claw, that hard seltzer that’s all over Instagram. But wine can be likeable, affordable and ready to drink, too.

https://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/advice/2020/08/15/what-wines-should-you-drink-if-you-dont-drink-wine.html

 

To Attract More Drinkers, Wine Needs Clearer Labels

Most wineries are still ignoring the most obvious, simple way to attract engaged consumers: clearer education and transparency through labeling.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/14/clear-wine-labels/

 

  

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