Liquor Industry News 09-28-20

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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

24 Defining Moments in the History of Bourbon

A Beginner’s Guide To Taking Wine Tasting Notes

Does This Glass of Beer Make Me Look Fat?


How are Italy’s wine producers coping with the coronavirus crisis?

As harvest season begins, how are they faring?

Poop wine? Vile alcohol on show at Swedish Disgusting Food Museum

A large jug of a yellowish semi-translucent liquid is the centre piece of the new exhibit: wine made from human excrement.

Franzia Has a Backpack That Holds an Entire Box of Wine

If you’re on drinks duty for the next socially distanced gathering, consider getting a little creative with your delivery system.

Why Age Statements Only Tell Half the Story

More often than not, there’s a positive correlation between a bottle’s price and its age statement.

The World’s Most Popular Grapes and the Regions That Made Them Famous

Red, white, or bubbly is only the beginning when selecting what wine to drink.


Although the first day of picking grapes in the sparkling wine region was authorised as Monday 17 August by the Comité Champagne, the harvest in fact began on 13 Augus

Worldwide patterns of wine consumption

Many countries do not encourage the consumption of alcohol

Need a Substitute for Red Wine Vinegar? Here Are 4 Great Ideas

Here’s how to substitute for red wine vinegar using stuff you probably already have lying around the kitchen.

Aldi unveils Advent calendar collection coming in November with wine, beer, hard seltzer, cheese, pet treats and more

Aldi is bringing back its popular wine, beer and cheese Advent calendars along with some new additions.


Only available for a limited time the wine is a Pinot Noir from a vineyard in the St David’s Bench VQA in Ontario and will only be served in Canadian outlets


Rinse Your Marinara Jars With a Little Wine

There is always going to be a little bit of jammy, red residue in the bottom an on the sides of the container, whether that container be plastic, glass, or aluminum.


An Insider’s Guide to California’s Wine Harvest

Eight Facts on How Wines Go from Grape to Glass


What Makes a Good Wine Cellar? Some Organizational Tips

Whether you’re buying wine to hold onto for a handful of years, just starting a wine collection, or already have a well-curated wine cellar with 100’s of bottles, good wine storage is key.


Around the World, the 2020 Wine Harvest May Be Most Troubled Ever

But that doesn’t mean great wines won’t emerge.



Sam Adams Teamed up with Auntie Anne’s to Bring Oktoberfest to You

With this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Sam Adams and Auntie Anne’s have teamed up to help drinkers celebrate with their “Oktoberfest at Home Kit.”


The Truth About Pairing Wine with Red Meat

We’ve all heard the adage that you should pair red wine with red meat. But there is some evidence that it’s less about the meat itself and more about one crucial seasoning—salt.


What makes a wine suitable for fall?

When we talk about “fall wines” we think of the weather turning colder and cuisine becoming richer.


How to Taste Booze for a Living

There’s no one approach to a tasting career.


A Guide to Pairing Wine with Mexican Chilies

Does wine really pair with Mexican chilies?


Case of Wine: Everything You Should Know

There are so many different options for purchasing wine that it can quickly become overwhelming to determine what you should order.


Pine Ridge Vineyards Announces Release of Inaugural Sparkling Wine

The release marks Pine Ridge Vineyards’ first new label in 25 years and begins an exciting new chapter for the popular blend.


Falmouth MA passes ban on nip bottles

Falmouth is the first town on the Cape to ban the sale of nips

Liquor store owners and managers expressed their opposition to the ban Monday. They recommended education programs and better enforcement of litter regulations instead.



Brewers Molson Coors and Yuengling have formed a joint venture to expand distribution of Yuengling’s portfolio in the US.


Called Pure Piraña, it will be available in nine flavours, made will “all-natural” flavourings and containing fewer than 100 calories per 330ml can. It will launch with Grapefruit, Peach and Red Fruit flavours in Mexico, and in Raspberry and Lime in New Zealand


Dating to at least the 7th century BC, the wine press was discovered at Tell el-Burak, five miles south of the city of Sidon on the coast.


The two-bedroom property, which also houses a collection of sports memorabilia, is plastered with beer cans in every room, with the exception of the two bathrooms.

How Will Weeks of Wildfire Smoke on the West Coast Impact the 2020 Vintage?

What will weeks of smoke do to the 2020 vintage?

Wine Sales Up, Winery Profits Down

How is this possible? Big wineries are taking more market share at the expense of small wineries


Does This Glass of Beer Make Me Look Fat?

A new study finds wine drinkers had lower body mass indexes than those who avoid alcohol, as well as beer and liquor drinkers


The Birth of ‘Wine Country’ Is a Story of Bugs, Taxes and War

Visitors come from all over to sip wine at bucolic wineries overlooking thousands of acres of grapes. But how did this region become famous for wine?


Gonzaga launching courses designed around wine industry

The university’s schools of Business Administration and Leadership Studies to offer a certificate program focused on the business, management and legal aspects of the wine industry.


What is in Wine?

Vast majority of wine is water (85%) and ethanol (between 8 and 16% for non-fortified wines). This leaves about 3% for everything else and this is what makes the differences between all wines. Those 3% are made of organic acids, residual sugars, phenolics, glycerol, other alcohols, amino acids, minerals, aromatics and sulfites. Most of what is in the wine comes from the grapes or from the transformation of grape juice into wine by wine yeasts. The only exception are a few additives that are hopefully added in minute quantities so not to alter the delicate balance of the precious 3%.

Ethanol comes from the transformation of grape sugar into alcohol by yeasts. It takes about 16 g/L of sugar to make 1% of ethanol. The sugars in grapes that are predominant are glucose and fructose. Yeasts prefer glucose often leaving residual fructose at the end of fermentation; importantly fructose is 2.4 times sweeter than glucose which makes wine sensory evaluation of low sugar concentration very hazardous. There are many other sugars in wines that play minor roles in the sensory appreciation of wine.



10 Bourbon-Spiked Dessert Recipes and What to Drink With Them

These tasty recipes combine our two favorite fall pastimes



The wine label has created an app that allows drinkers to see a virtual mini-performance courtesy of the band.


What is Straw Wine, Exactly?

Another category to consider is straw wine, or wines made with grapes dried on straw mats.



How to Make Mulled Wine

Warm, cozy, and spicy, mulled wine has been a mainstay at holiday markets across Europe for centuries and is a wintertime favorite across many different cultures.



Good bitterness management can complement lower acidity levels – if you play with bitterness it can give a second life to the Champagne and can keep the freshness longer in medium acidity wines.



How do you order a glass of red wine?

Ordering a glass of wine doesn’t have to be complicated.


A Beginner’s Guide To Taking Wine Tasting Notes

For both casual and avid wine drinkers alike, tasting notes are an important barometer in gauging how likely one is to enjoy that particular wine.


24 Defining Moments in the History of Bourbon

Bourbon used to be so simple


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

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