Liquor Industry News 09-07-20

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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09-07-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

5 Reasons Not To Age Wines You Just Bought At The Store

Does Drinking a Beer After Working Out Have Any Benefits?

How to Make 11 Classic Cocktails Using Hard Seltzer

 

 

What does it mean for a wine to be ‘food-friendly’? Here’s what to look for.

“Food-friendly” is a common description that should seem obvious, but what does it really mean?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/what-does-it-mean-for-a-wine-to-be-food-friendly-heres-what-to-look-for/2020/08/21/1ea0068c-e249-11ea-b69b-64f7b0477ed4_story.html

 

How Conor McGregor Built a $200M Irish Whiskey Brand in Just Two Years

As start-ups go — even those backed by a celebrity — it’s an incredible, perhaps unlikely, rise.

https://vinepair.com/articles/conor-mcgregor-irish-whiskey/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ac4d83f802-AUG_24_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ac4d83f802-38937345&mc_cid=ac4d83f802&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wine Antioxidants: A Greater Perspective

Antioxidants are molecules produced inside and outside of our bodies that prevent or slow damage to our cells.

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/wine-antioxidants-a-greater-perspective/

 

DID SCIENTISTS DISCOVER A HANGOVER CURE?

It found that 1,200 milligrams of amino acid L-cysteine could reduce alcohol-related nausea and headaches, while a dose of 600 milligrams helped alleviate stress and anxiety.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/08/did-scientists-discover-a-hangover-cure/

How Poison-Detecting Servants Became Respected Wine Connoisseurs

Working with wine has a long history. In the 14th century, the French word “sommelier” referred to a servant in charge of transporting his lords’ baggage, choosing table wine, and testing such libations for poison

https://mymodernmet.com/wine-sommelier/

The Biggest Bourbon Brands and Companies That Own Them

Despite the fact the lion’s share of production takes place in Kentucky, many of the companies that own the leading bourbon brands are based out of state.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bourbon-brands-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=00011aebc8-AUG_25_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-00011aebc8-38937345&mc_cid=00011aebc8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Ketel One Targets Spritzer Segment With New Canned RTDs

Ketel One vodka, part of the Diageo portfolio, has entered the premixed cocktail market with a new line of Botanical Vodka Spritzes. The new low-abv drinks come in the same three flavors as the brand’s original Botanicals offshoot—Peach & Orange Blossom, Cucumber & Mint, and Grapefruit & Rose—and all are at 3.6% abv per serving. They have 73 calories per can and contain no carbs, sweeteners, nor added sugars.

The Ketel One Botanical Vodka Spritzes are launching in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, Washington, and Illinois on September 1, retailing at $15 a 4-pack and $4 per individual can. Ketel One was up 4% to 2.4 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/08/ketel-one-creates-botanical-spritz-rtds/

The Truth about Barley’s Role in Whiskey

What does barley contribute to the flavor profile of whiskey?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-truth-about-barleys-role-in-whiskey/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=93842493&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–syNo3Dh6f9lV1JyFR9syrXaxL1vxEz04AVZBlhHiUv1lTJnvaMa9cy-Yg1Q-gxH-nZRZ1YmjQcj9Jkp3ydZ4GDgxDR-2SYeHtIwEaqjsluaDV5L4&utm_content=93842271&utm_source=hs_email

A Guide to Italian Certifications

WHAT DO THEY MEAN?

https://www.eataly.com/us_en/magazine/how-to/italian-certifications/?mnuid=32dg47127g2ee85b83b04cca4064a30cb6760bff23d0923b7f&mnref=s7cd%2Co597c&utm_term=22908+-+Eataly+Magazine&ref=email&utm_campaign=us_nl_2020_33_1_What+is+DOP&utm_medium=Eataly+Online&utm_source=mgn&utm_content=1997+-+1253+%282020-08-25%29

Harpoon Brewery and Dunkin’ teamed up to brew doughnut-infused beers

In early September, Harpoon and Dunkin’ will release their latest collection for fall

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2020/08/25/harpoon-brewery-dunkin-doughnut-beers

BLUE SAKE LAUNCHED IN JAPAN

The product is a Ginjo sake with a rice polishing rate of 60%. The sake is then infused with butterfly pea flowers to give it the highly sought-after indigo hue.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/08/blue-sake-launched-in-japan/

A Deep Dive Into the Many, Verifiably False Claims of ‘Clean Wine’ Companies

Clean wine” marketers compete to create memes about how terrifying wine is;

https://vinepair.com/articles/clean-wine-false-claims/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a3de672f00-AUG_26_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a3de672f00-38937345&mc_cid=a3de672f00&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Nine Spicy Cocktail Recipes

It’s time to add spice to your summer bar repertoire.

https://vinepair.com/articles/spicy-cocktail-recipes-summer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a3de672f00-AUG_26_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a3de672f00-38937345&mc_cid=a3de672f00&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New AVA Approved for Santa Barbara Wine Country

The TTB has formally recognized Alisos Canyon as the region’s newest American Viticultural Area (AVA).

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=235614

How to Pick a Wine You’ll Actually Like

The good news is that in the course of ordinary-life wine drinking, with just a few easy steps, you can gain insight into your palate.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/wines/how-to-pick-a-wine-youll-actually-like/ar-BB18mrhS

There’s an Italian Rosato for Every Rosé Fan

If you fancy yourself a rosé aficionado, then rosato should be on your radar.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/26/best-rose-wine-italy-rosato-guide/

A Wine Geek’s Guide to Pinot Noir Clones Around the World

No other grape variety attracts as much clone talk as Pinot Noir, for all the right and wrong reasons

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/26/pinot-noir-clones-matter/

Busch unveils new beer, for your dog

Have a good four-legged boy or girl in your life? Now you can reward them with a cold one thanks to Busch Beer.

https://www.mlive.com/news/2020/08/busch-unveils-new-beer-for-your-dog.html

 

What is a field blend?

Field blends can be found all over the world, but they are increasingly rare.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-is-a-field-blend

 

How many Champagne labels are there?

That’s quite a question and one that may very well bring up varied results, depending on how you take the question, and answers may very well surprise many.

https://glassofbubbly.com/how-many-champagne-labels-are-there/

 

Sugar High: A Quick Guide to Sweet Red Wine

A wine’s sweetness is determined by its residual sugar (RS) level, or the amount of sugar that remains in a wine after fermentation is complete.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/27/good-sweet-red-wine-beginners/

 

 

Serious About Champagne? Here’s How To Taste It

Madeline walks us through how to taste Champagne

https://winefolly.com/episode/serious-about-champagne-heres-how-to-taste-it/

These wines are far too sexual

The labels themselves are soft-core porno, usually featuring excited imagery like a woman whispering into a man’s ear or a bunch of cupids planning an orgy.

https://thetakeout.com/these-wines-are-far-too-sexual-1844718540

Time to introduce new wine categories

The binary terms used to describe wine, as either ‘commercial’ or ‘terroir-driven’, aren’t sufficient, says Robert Joseph. He has some suggestions.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/time-introduce-new-wine-categories

 

How to Make 11 Classic Cocktails Using Hard Seltzer

Surely there’s a better way to experiment with hard seltzer than blending with fruit and ice or spiking with our favorite spirits. After all, we’re all home bartenders these days.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-hard-selzer-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7d075fb4c0-AUG_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7d075fb4c0-38937345&mc_cid=7d075fb4c0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Bloody Mary Is So Much More Than a Brunch Cocktail

Consider the Bloody Mary’s most popular use, as a late morning or afternoon hangover cure.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bloody-mary-nighttime-cocktail/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7d075fb4c0-AUG_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7d075fb4c0-38937345&mc_cid=7d075fb4c0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Does Drinking a Beer After Working Out Have Any Benefits?

This article details the effects of drinking beer after working out.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/beer-after-workout

 

Bud Light fan uses beer to save home from wildfire

A California man whose home was threatened by one of the state’s largest wildfires managed to salvage it with the only liquid he could find: a case of Bud Light, his beer of choice.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/ca-fire-extinguished-bud-light

 

5 ALL-TIME FAVORITE SNACKS TO PAIR WITH WINE

Here are some famous snacks and wine pairings you can try the next time you’re planning to binge-watch your favorite series or just chill inside your home.

https://marylandreporter.com/2020/08/28/5-all-time-favorite-snacks-to-pair-with-wine/

5 Reasons Not To Age Wines You Just Bought At The Store

The assumption is that the wine producers, some of whose estates may date back hundreds of years, have a pretty good idea of how their wines age and that therefore their advice should be taken seriously

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2020/08/28/5-reasons-not-to-age-wines-you-just-bought-at-the-store/#244b87c8641b

U.S. Becomes Top Market for New Zealand Wines

The U.S. had been the second-largest market (behind the U.K.) for New Zealand wines until this year,

https://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2020/08/28/26916/u-s-becomes-top-market-for-new-zealand-wines/

What You Should Know about the Oakville AVA in Napa Valley

The region has a very long viticultural history and is home to some of Napa Valley’s most respected vineyards and producers.

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/what-you-should-know-about-the-oakville-ava-in-napa-valley/1111

  

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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