Liquor Industry News 10-19-20

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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

Wine’s Covid Winners and Losers


Hacking Vodka: Why It Tastes The Way It Does


Rock band Kiss to release spirits range

The American band currently has two products in the pipeline with Brands for Fans, with more information about the collaborative releases due to be “revealed shortly”.


16 Beer Experts You Should Be Following on Instagram

There is an ever-expanding network of beer lovers and educators online who are keeping their followers in the know.


What’s the Best Red Wine for Cooking? These 4 Varieties Are Basically Foolproof

There’s no shortage of bottles that could work for a recipe, but there are a few specific styles to stick to when you’re on the hunt for the best red wine for cooking


Constellation Brands reports dim quarter; deal with Gallo now set for Nov. 30 closing

The $1.1 billion deal will include the Clos du Bois winery in Geyserville and the Ravenswood and Mark West brands.


What You Need to Know About Vin de France

Vin de France has definitely come into its own since France established the category a decade ago.


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American Beer Mascots Time Forgot

The mascots that endeared themselves to the beer-drinking public were equally intended to gain men’s attention


10 Things You Should Know About Angel’s Envy

Since its launch in 2011, Angel’s Envy’s unique take on Kentucky bourbon has turned the brand into a household name


QUINI Upgrades Top Rated Wine API

New configurations enable online wine DTC (Direct To Consumer) site operators to automate wine data and tasting note publishing, saving valuable time and cost.


How to Start Collecting Wine at Any Budget

Here are tips and strategies for all types of aspiring collectors and connoisseurs, organized by budget.


An Estimated 80% of Napa Cabernet May Be Lost to Fire and Smoke

Napa has been through devastation before, but this fire season has been the worst ever, with more wineries lost this year than in 2017.


Beer Wine And Spirits Show

Talking trash problem in MA (NIPS)

Don’t ban nip instead MA has a solution called “Pick Up MA”

Partnering with the Keep America Beautiful group

37:15 Why Bans Don’t Work And The Pick Up MA Movement


Champagne Day October 23rd

Music For Day

No Liquor License For BJ’s In Framingham MA, Board Decides

Great To See “Public Need” Enforced

A battle over a liquor license transfer to the Framingham BJ’s store appears to be over for now.

The board had denied a license transfer last year because it would be within 800 feet of another licensee

The board denied the application based primarily upon the proximity of the proposed license to another liquor license, the existing density of liquor licenses in the immediate area (given the character and layout of the neighborhood), lack of variety/uniqueness in the proposed offerings, and duplicative of other licenses in the area

The board determined that the elements of ‘public need’ pursuant to state law were not met.


Turkish Wine 101

Turkish wine remains a well-kept secret; but one well worth discovering.


Hacking Vodka: Why It Tastes The Way It Does

Historically, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) defined vodka as a spirit “without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color.”


Four Virtual Wine Education Programs for Every Budget

A new wave of low-cost or free virtual offerings is making wine education more accessible.


New guide helps to identify and prevent common wine faults

“Wine Faults Series” provides a basic overview of 12 common wine faults, including volatile acidity, cork taint, oxidation, excessive sulfur dioxide, refermentation and many more.



Thankfully, coffee isn’t the only beverage that can give you that pumpkin spice fix. Certain wines actually have a “pumpkin spice” flavor profile.


The Calories in the Most Popular Hard Teas, Coffees, Kombuchas, and Lemonades

Just how many calories are in some of the country’s most popular RTDs.


A Vintage Lost?

The Glass fire only further jeopardized the vintage, and very few wines will be made this year as a result.

New Wine

Oakville, California-based Far Niente Family of Wineries and Vineyards has launched Post & Beam Winery. The new label debuts with two wines, a 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon priced at $50 a 750-ml., and a 2019 Napa Valley Chardonnay priced at $35. The wines will be available at retail and at limited restaurant locations throughout California, as well as direct-to-consumer via the winery’s website. Post & Beam joins the Far Niente, Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, EnRoute, and Bella Union brands in the Far Niente portfolio.


28 Wineries Join the Grand Reserve™ World Mastercard® Rewards Program for Wine Enthusiasts

Cardmembers enjoy significant bonus points on direct purchases from the newly added partner wineries, and enjoy other benefits such as exclusive offers and exclusive event access.


Wine’s Covid Winners and Losers

Smaller brands formerly reliant on the restaurant industry are rushing to develop direct-to-consumer networks.


Two Gripping New Wine Documentaries Debut

Wine and War and Wine Crush (Vas-y Coupe!), out this week, feature a harrowing journey into Lebanon’s winemaking amid civil war, and the travails of a cult Champagne grower


Exploring Pinotage

I think it would be fair to say that Pinotage is not everyone’s cup of tea.


Sangiovese crossword

Find yourself a glass of red and test your knowledge on this grape with our Sangiovese crossword…

Wormtown Brewery releases Table Talk Pumpkin Pie beer

A fall collaboration between Wormtown Brewery and Table Talk Pies is becoming as synonymous as the leaves changing and the temperatures dipping.

8 best wine advent calendars to toast Christmas this year

Boozy Christmas countdowns are one of the most popular gifts at this time of year

UK Site

BUT good ideas


These under-the-radar grapes are gaining attention with Arizona winemakers. Here’s why

More than 100 Arizona wineries rely on fruit from the three designated American Viticultural Areas of the Verde Valley, Sonoita and Willcox.


Curried Pumpkin Soup

Chenin Blanc is a wonderful pairing for fruits and vegetables in general, and pumpkin and butternut squash in particular


Perfect Pasta Pairings

Whether you like your sauce red, creamy, or green, here are some delicious pairings to help you make the most out of your meal.


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

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