Liquor Industry News 10-12-20

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By: Mark C Lenzi



Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Is It Time to Redefine ‘Sommelier’?

Who Needs Candy When You Can Have Halloween Cocktails?

8 Non-Alcoholic Breweries and Beers That Don’t Suck


8 of the Best Whiskey Highball Recipes for Fall

The beauty of the Highball is in its simplicity


Why beer companies should never buy wine companies

The issue here is very simple. Beer companies do not usually produce any of their ingredients themselves,



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Our favorite Leopard Red Blend has a dazzling new playmate that is FEROCIOUS, EXOTIC and COMMANDEERING! Say “hello Tiger” to JCB “Tiger” Red Blend! Tiger works from a similar spicy red base as “Leopard – Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah – but with intense dark-fruited Malbec and Petite Sirah accents that make this cat the king of the jungle.


Cameron Hughes is At It Again

Cameron Hughes was once on top of the wine world.



Called the Italian Wine Scholar Prep programme, the course will launch of 2 November and provide an overview of the country’s viticultural history for consumers and aspiring professionals.

Coca-Cola Partners With Molson Coors For Hard Seltzer Rollout

Coca-Cola has aligned with Molson Coors to bring its Topo Chico hard seltzer label to the U.S. Under the agreement, Molson Coors will manufacture, market, and distribute Topo Chico hard seltzer in the U.S. The brand is slated to launch next year.

Molson Coors CEO Gavin Hattersley said the move builds upon Molson Coors’s “successful launches of Vizzy and Coors Seltzer earlier this year,” calling it a “significant step in growing our above-premium portfolio and becoming a major competitor in the rapidly-growing hard seltzer segment.”

Topo Chico hard seltzer will debut in four flavors: Tangy Lemon Lime, Exotic Pineapple, Strawberry Guava, and Tropical Mango, distributed in variety 12-packs of slim cans. The upcoming entry blends purified sparkling water, a gluten-free alcohol base and natural flavors, with minerals added for taste, and is inspired by Topo Chico sparkling mineral water, a 125-year-old brand popular in Latin America and Texas that Coca-Cola acquired in 2017 for $250 million.

How to Read a Wine Label, in 12 Easy Lessons

Those bottles have labels, of course, often with loads of information about the character and nature of the wine within.


Wine and Hummus

Middle Eastern food provides a variety of dishes containing many fresh ingredients that work for an array of wine pairings.

New TTB Ruling on Nutrition Labeling and Advertising

Previous nutrition labeling guidelines established by TTB in 2004 were onerous and costly for wineries because they involved expensive testing of multiple batches of wine close to the time of bottling.

The many faces of the wine consumer

For far too many producers, the question of who is and isn’t buying their wine is only really considered when not enough people are doing so.

Slow Wine, Explained

The publication was first available in Italy in 2010. It began to feature Slovenian wineries a few years later and added California in 2017.


It has taken more than 15 years of painstaking research to pinpoint the new ‘Unità Geografica Aggiuntiva’ or ‘Additional Geographical Units’ (UGA), taking into account their terroir, history and wine quality.


A Napa Valley Wine Academy Video


New Meiomi

Constellation is extending Meiomi with a Cabernet Sauvignon. Sourced from Meiomi’s signature tri-appellation regions of Sonoma, Monterey and Santa Barbara, the new Cab is launching nationwide in October, retailing at $25 a 750-ml. Meiomi was up 4% to 1.3 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank. In addition to the new Cabernet, its lineup includes Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and a Rosé.

Alcohol’s Three-Tier System Is Losing Its Power to Impress Judges

it indicates what may be a significant change in the way the “three-tier” system is understood by members of the judicial branch.

9 Books to Build Your Best Wine Library

These nine reads will make you unimpeachably wine-savvy.


The Single Person’s Guide To Wine and Dating

Here are some things to ask the sommelier to make sure you get what you want to drink, for the clams you’ve got, and maybe you’ll impress your dinner mates in one fell swoop.


8 Non-Alcoholic Breweries and Beers That Don’t Suck

If there is one thing that almost all non-alcoholic beers have in common, it is the fact that, to use the lexicon of the professional food and beverage critic, they suck.

Athletic Brewing Co. IN STOCK!



The reports that the EU is poised to impose more tariffs on US imports in connection with the WTO Boeing dispute is extremely concerning.



Drinks producers can now use databases and typical values or ranges when stating the calorie count on labels.



The aim is to create a unified descriptive language for American cider that will allow producers to communicate more effectively with consumers.

The Best Wine Pairings for Your Favorite Game Day Food

From bubbly to sip with all things fried and spicy; to dark, medium reds for meat lovers, these wines are the perfect pairings for all your favorite game-day cravings.


How a Bourbon Street Jazz Bar Helped Launch Jägermeister in the U.S.

How did this German digestif become a fraternity basement staple? The story starts on Bourbon Street.


Some twenty-first century wine tasting terms, (nose)

99% of what you taste in a given wine is exactly what they want you to taste.–part-1–nose-


Practical Tips to Grow Your Palate, Experience and Enjoyment

No matter where you start, the most important thing to remember is that the journey is yours.


Month Of October Breast Cancer Donation

Franklin Wine Club

This October, gather together with friends for a guided tasting of three amazing American Rosé wines in support of breast cancer awareness. Each wine features the Pinot Noir grape in a different percentage and in a different style.

For each 3-pack purchased, Boisset Collection will make a donation of $6 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to support their worthy efforts.


Crystal Head unveils agave-based vodka Onyx

Crystal Head Onyx is the third vodka in the brand’s portfolio and is made from Blue Weber agave, sourced from a single farm in Mexico.


The leaving-party represents 800 growers spread across 810 planted hectares, including some prized premier and grand cru plots, with vineyards and facilities capable of producing around six million bottles.

Wine Additives Explained

Let’s take a look at what additives are commonly used in winemaking.


Wine Crush is the story of a small group of ageing men from an unnamed French village who every harvest drive to the Champagne vineyards of Domain Jacques Selosse to pick grapes,


The History of the Hot Toddy Cocktail

The Hot Toddy is a cocktail so self-evident in construction it seems impossible to credit any one person with its recipe creation.


Five Black-Owned Spirits Producers Share Cocktail Recipes to Make at Home

The stories behind these brands stretch from Trinidad to Tennessee, and their products just might be the base to your next great cocktail.


Michelob Ultra Is Releasing an Organic Hard Seltzer in 3 Flavors

The ever-growing hard seltzer category is getting another addition, and this time it’s organi


Who Needs Candy When You Can Have Halloween Cocktails?

Whether your Halloween entertaining style is kitschy, spooky, or downright eerie, this holiday requires some killer Halloween cocktails!


New Kahlua

Kahlúa is extending with a new Blonde Roast Style liqueur. Made with medium roast coffee and hints of caramel, toffee and citrus flavors, Kahlúa Blonde Roast Style is at 20% abv and suggested to be served with tonic or coconut water. Pernod Ricard-owned Kahlúa posted 6% growth in NABCA channels in the 12 months through June. According to Impact Databank, the brand was up 1% to 800,000 cases in the U.S. in calendar 2019.


Is It Time to Redefine ‘Sommelier’?

If they’re not on the floor of a restaurant, are they still sommeliers?


Wine Consumer Trends in the COVID-19 Era

Wine drinkers across key consumption markets have been turning more often to wine as a beverage  during the Covid-19 pandemic


Tequila and Riesling? This Cocktail Combines Unlikely Companions

Stash them in the freezer until there’s enough to make a cordial that can later be used to sweeten cocktails.


ESPN announcers hilariously trash Sutter Home wine during broadcast

Spurrier paid up in the best way possible, gifting Mullen a tiny bottle of Sutter Home wine.


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

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