Liquor Industry News 08-31-20

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi





Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Demystifying additives in winemaking and viticulture

Is Vodka Healthier For You Than Wine?

Dunkaroos beer has everyone talking



The New Wall of Wine & Why Some Wineries Aren’t Even Making it to the Shelf

Even before COVID, a new Wall of Wine was being built that wineries needed to adapt for.



Four Ways to Pair Wine with Truffles

When you pair with wine, focus on their many more attractive attributes.

New tariffs on imported wine could be final straw

For U.S. businesses mitigating the tariffs is a challenge because of a cumbersome set of rules and regulations that can leave few options on how to respond.

How to utilize virtual wine experiences to boost sales

The 75-minute webinar with the objective of helping wineries elevate their brands and boost wine sales through meaningful and engaging virtual wine experiences


Such regulations do not apply to wine-type products with an ABV of less than 7%.

Do I Really Need to Measure Out My Gin & Tonic?

For most people, making a Gin & Tonic means adding ice to a glass, free-pouring some gin, and adding some tonic to taste (bonus for stirring).

With Distinctive Terroir and Varied Microclimates, Mexico’s Baja California Aims to Preserve its Character

A 90-minute drive from the U.S. border, Mexico’s premier wine region lies in the state of Baja California. It produces approximately 75% of all of Mexico’s wine,

Tracking down Stalin’s wine cellar

It was the stuff of myth and legend. During World War II, Joseph Stalin, fearing a German advance on Russia, arranged for valuable art and riches – including a magnificent cellar of wines

Why Oregon Is Home to the Coolest, Grooviest Sparkling Wines in America

sparkling wine production is expanding throughout Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Oregon Wine Competition Unveils 2020 Best of Show Winners

Three Oregon wines won Best of Show honors from this year’s Oregon Wine Competition®, the platform of Oregon Wine Experience®, on Friday, Aug. 14

What Is Madeira Wine and How Is It Used In Cooking?

Madeira is a Portuguese fortified wine. It’s made on the Madeira Islands, off the coast of Africa.

Should wine shipments be deferred during the hot summer months?

Please express any shipping concerns about the weather to the winery or retailer from which you’ve purchased the wine before they ship it, and ask if they have taken appropriate measures to ensure that wines are not subject to extreme temperatures during transit.

What To Know About Freezing Wine

Can you freeze wine? And if so, why would you want to?

7 Perfect Wine Pairings for Takeout

Here, we’ve rounded up seven perfect wine pairings for takeout.

Geographic Branding – Is Weed the New Wine?

Just as you might find a dry Chardonnay from Sonoma or a sweet Moscato from Italy, will a global market open the door for regional branding?

Climate Change Will Make Beer Taste Different

Beer is almost certainly going to taste different in the future, because the ingredients themselves are changing.


Each offers a different slant on spirits, helping listeners to keep up with current trade issues, brush up on their cocktail knowledge or delve into the world of bartending.

Patrón Tequila unveils cocktail-making smart coasters

The Patrón Margarita Smart Coaster will teach users to create Patrón Margaritas and other Tequila-based cocktails, allowing drinkers to “easily perfect their at-home bartending skills”.

12 Things You Should Know About Perrier-Jouët

Influential in the world of bubbly for more than two centuries, Perrier-Jouët was among the first Champagne houses to regularly stamp its cork with the date of a blend, also known as its vintage

U.S. Wine Industry Remains ‘Pawns’ in Airbus Dispute

The tariffs were imposed in retaliation for E.U. subsidies to Airbus, an aerospace and defense corporation.

The 9 Best Celebrity-Owned Wines That Are Actually Worth the Hype

The art of winemaking is a new business venture that every major celebrity seems to want a stake in

5 Things You Need to Know About Walmart’s New $5 Wine

Watch out Trader Joe’s and Target, Walmart just launched its own line of $5 wine.



Younger red wines are likely to be more beneficial than aged wines, a new study from Australia has found, due to the significant decrease in healthy antioxidants in wine over time.


Crop Protection Device Saves 95-100% of Grape Damage in Vineyards

Every year in California alone, vintners and farmers lose millions of dollars to birds feeding on their grapes, seeds, and crops.


The study, conducted by American researchers and published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugsfound that smartphones could detect intoxication in 90% of those tested.


Many projects, including replanting schemes, are medium- to long-term ventures which will likely not be completed in people’s lifetimes.

Dunkaroos beer has everyone talking

Likely inspired by the return of the nostalgia-inducing treat, the Fort Worth, Texas-based brewery Martin House Brewing Company released a limited-time beer this week, hilariously named DunkAbroos.

Johnnie Walker unveils trio of limited edition bottles

Each bottle was named after the colour of its slanted label, but this has now been upgraded to an opaque wrap for the limited edition designs.

The Wine Adventure Guide: 8 Unforgettable Wine Trips

Fortunately, many of the world’s vineyards are located in areas of great natural beauty.

10 of the Best Summer Gin Highball Recipes

The Highball is making a comeback.

A Country That You’ve Probably Never Heard of Is About to Launch Its First Whisky Distillery

The Faroe Islands—which, despite their proximity to Scotland, are a self-governing territory within the Kingdom of Denmark—will soon welcome Faer Isles Distillery, which has just begun crowdfunding efforts.

What does “méthode ancienne” mean on a bottle of wine?

“Méthode ancienne” is French for “ancient method,” and it refers to winemaking techniques and philosophies established centuries ago in France’s Burgundy region.

3 Tips On How to Read a Wine Label

Beyond winery, region, and vintage, what else should you look for on a wine label?

The Dos and Don’ts of Low-Calorie Cocktails, According to Dietitians

America loves a good drinking trend. And of our latest collective obsessions, one that’s sunk its teeth deep into the drinks world is wellness culture.


Tanqueray News

Tanqueray is entering the booming canned cocktail segment. The Diageo-owned brand’s new Crafted Gin Cocktails include a Gin & Tonic, Rangpur Lime Gin & Soda, and Sevilla Orange Gin & Soda, all at 6% abv and retailing at $15 a 4-pack of 12-ounce cans. The new range is debuting next month in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, and Washington. Tanqueray, the largest gin brand in the U.S. in the $20 and over tier, was roughly flat at just under 1.4 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

A primer on shelf-talkers

They’re commonplace in wine stores, especially in supermarkets, ostensibly to draw consumers’ attention to this Chardonnay and away from that one.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cork Taint

Cork taint is a contaminant in wine caused by musty aroma compounds.

Is Vodka Healthier For You Than Wine?

On the other hand, studies have shown that wine drinkers are known to take better care of their health than beer or liquor drinkers.

Demystifying additives in winemaking and viticulture

An unfortunate byproduct of growing public concern has been that unscrupulous charlatans are more able to sensationalise harmless additives and capitalise upon unsuspecting consumers.



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