Liquor Industry News 10-26-20

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS, OWE*

10-26-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to Pair (Great) Wine With McDonald’s

America’s Favorite Drinks Over Time

Five Tips on How to Pair Beer and Food

HERE ARE 12 COVID-ERA WINE CONSUMER TRENDSThe Wine Intelligence report, called Wine Consumer Trends in the Covid-19 Era, was published last week, and highlights a mini-boom for wine since the pandemic struck, although it also warns of dark economic clouds on the horizon.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/here-are-12-covid-era-wine-consumer-trends/

 

8 Essential Bottles to Stock Your Home Bar for Fall

Here are eight essential bottles to build your home bar

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-best-bottles-home-bar-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c144c6c623-OCT_12_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c144c6c623-38937345&mc_cid=c144c6c623&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Pair Wine With Fish and Seafood

Wine can play a key role here, enhancing the flavors of things like fresh blue crab or dishes like cioppino.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/how-to-pair-wine-seafood/

 

A Wine Dispenser for Your Counter

The Boxxle provides a more elegant option than a cardboard box for dispensing wine in bulk, much like decanting that grocery store container of milk into a pitcher.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/12/dining/drinks/boxxle-wine-dispenser.html

 

Why You Should Be Drinking Piedmont’s Barbera d’Asti DOCG Wine

Barbera d’Asti has grown in recognition over the last two decades and it is now a DOCG of its own, giving international renown to its producers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/piedmonts-barbera-dasti-docg-wine-infographic/

 

Why You Should Be Using Fresh Herbs in Your Cocktails

A few basil leaves or sprinkle of thyme can change a dull drink into a delicious one, adding depth of flavor that liqueurs and mixers just can’t compete with.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-herbs-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a30ba3e820-OCT_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a30ba3e820-38937345&mc_cid=a30ba3e820&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Pair (Great) Wine With Food From Trader Joe’s

There’s a reason Trader Joe’s is everyone’s favorite grocery store. Quirky, confusingly cheap, and consistently delicious is a combination that’s hard to beat.

https://www.grubstreet.com/2020/10/the-best-wine-to-drink-with-food-from-trader-joes.html

 

Is It Wine or Something Like Wine?

Chances are what you’re drinking is less like wine, more like a wine beverage

https://shepherdexpress.com/food/eat-drink/is-it-wine-or-something-like-wine/

 

“Fruit Bombs” are Misnamed

So why do we call riper, higher alcohol wines fruit bombs and why do consumers seem to gravitate toward them?

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/10/14/fruit-bombs-are-misnamed/

 

Five Tips on How to Pair Beer and Food

Here are some tips on how to pair the best beer with the right flavor profiles

https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/eat-and-drink/2020/10/beer-food-pairings

 

 

Wine consumption in context – any cancer risk?

What does the scientific evidence say?

https://www.wineinformationcouncil.eu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3340:wine-consumption-in-context-any-cancer-risk&Itemid=640

 

Pennsylvanians Spent Over $50 Million on Barefoot Wine in 2020

Since the beginning of 2020, state-run stores, which stock liquor and wine but not beer, sold over $50 million in Barefoot wine, that super-affordable brand with the foot-shaped logo.

https://philly.eater.com/2020/10/14/21503269/pennsylvania-drinking-habits-barefoot-wine-vodka-whiskey

 

TTB revises labeling rule on gluten-free spirits

As the rule applied to distilled foods, spirits could only use the gluten-free labeling if they were made from ingredients that do not contain gluten, such as grapes, corn or potatoes.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/10/ttb-revises-labelling-rule-on-gluten-free-spirits/

 

2020 Wine Buying Guide

Learn what varieties and regions are known for excellent quality along with a few added examples to get you started.

https://winefolly.com/tips/2020-wine-buying-guide-red-white-and-rose/?utm_campaign=wine-buyers-guide-newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

The History of the Rob Roy Cocktail

If a cocktail is named after someone, that someone probably had very little to do with the actual cocktail’s creation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-history-of-the-rob-roy-cocktail/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b1ec56e920-OCT_15_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b1ec56e920-38937345&mc_cid=b1ec56e920&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

America’s Favorite Drinks Over Time

U.S. drinkers consistently chose beer as their favorite alcoholic beverage

https://vinepair.com/articles/americas-favorite-drinks-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b1ec56e920-OCT_15_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b1ec56e920-38937345&mc_cid=b1ec56e920&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

WINES OF FRANCE

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Certificate Program

The Wines of France certificate leads you on a virtual tour, from grape to glass, of eight important French wine regions.

https://www.ecornell.com/certificates/hospitality-and-foodservice-management/wines-of-france/

Svedka Targets Canned Cocktail Segment With Vodka Sodas

Constellation Brands has extended Svedka with a new range of canned Vodka Soda cocktails. The new offerings, made with real fruit juice and natural flavors, are at 8% abv and come in Strawberry Lemonade, Black Cherry Lime, and Mango Pineapple flavors. They’re rolling out now, retailing at $13 a 4-pack of 12-ounce cans, and $3 an individual can.

The canned cocktail space has been growing rapidly this year, with other key vodka players including Ketel One (Botanical Vodka Spritzes) and Absolut (Vodka Sodas and other cocktails) also launching new entries in the segment.

Svedka’s Vodka Soda launch follows the brand’s spring introduction of Pure Infusions, a line of naturally flavored vodkas made without sugar. The Swedish vodka brand reached 4.55 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank, and has averaged just over 5% annual growth over the last decade.

What’s hitting the shelves? New beverage launches: October

From flavored vodka to French sake, we take a look at some of the new products hitting the shelves around the globe this month.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2020/10/13/New-beverage-launches-October-2020?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=15-Oct-2020

Italian police break up counterfeit wine ring

Italian police have broken up a ring producing counterfeit Sassicaia wine, a variety considered among the finest in the world that sells for hundreds of euros a bottle,

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/15/europe/italy-wine-fakes-intl-scli/index.html

Diving into the Shark Tank Wine Case

The producer of Copa di Vino, the wine product that got him sent away, has not been implicated in any way; it was just the bait for Falcone’s scheme.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/10/diving-into-the-shark-tank-wine-case

Can a wine’s score improve as it favorably ages?

When our reviewers are scoring new releases, they take their experience with how wines age from these retrospective tastings and other research to not only score the wine, but also give their best recommendation for a drink window.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/can-a-wine-s-score-improve-as-it-favorably-ages

Have you ever wanted a wine made in the dark? Now you can…

A 100% Chardonnay, traditional method sparkling wine from Slovenia has been ‘harvested and matured in pitch darkness’.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews-tastings/have-you-ever-wanted-a-wine-made-in-the-dark-now-you-can-445612/

 

Bad taste is killing good wine

The diversity of the wine industry is being crushed by one man’s palate

https://unherd.com/2020/10/is-wine-starting-to-taste-the-same/

The Ultimate Guide To German Wine Regions

Most people don’t often think about German wine, but that’s a mistake that won’t happen again after learning more about German wines and all their distinct flavors.

https://www.wtso.com/blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-german-wine-regions/

 

How to Hack Bubbles Into Any Cocktail

It’s called the Drinkmate, and it’s sure to change your home bartending game forever.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bubbly-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=abfcbefb5b-OCT_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-abfcbefb5b-38937345&mc_cid=abfcbefb5b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The New Vocabulary of Wine

The words we use to talk about wine often say more about us than what’s in the glass. Here, a non-exhaustive guide to determining what kind of wine talker you are—or want to be.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/new-vocabulary-wine-sommelier-tasting-terms/

 

Is wine funny?

When you think about it, wine should be the funniest thing out there. Especially since wine is a social drink, and it has alcohol.

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Is-wine-funny-

Behind The Scenes And Underneath The Screwcaps: Tumultuous Times In The Wine Aisle (Part One)

Topics, as we consider some of the forces influencing the selection and availability of wines in our shops and on our tables at home

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/10/15/behind-the-scenes-and-underneath-the-screwcaps-tumultuous-times-in-the-wine-aisle-part-one/#2532637b544f

Turbulent Conditions Shift The Global Flow, And The Price, Of Wine (Part Two)

How will Shelter In Place practices continue impact the wines we choose on a regular basis?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/10/16/turbulent-conditions-shift-the-global-flow-and-the-price-of-wine-part-two/#4f6ad461fa0e

How to Pair (Great) Wine With McDonald’s

Wine goes with all!

https://www.grubstreet.com/2020/10/book-excerpt-how-to-pair-wine-with-mcdonalds.html

Wine Pairings to Go with Your Favorite TV Shows

Just as there’s a wine for every food, there’s always a perfect bottle for whatever you’re binging on-screen.

https://www.lamag.com/digestblog/wine-pairings-tv-big-macs-burgundy/

 

GIFT SETS FOR EVERY OCCASION

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Its that time of year and here are some gift ideas!

All of our gift sets arrive in our luxurious packaging
for the ultimate unboxing experience.

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/products/catalog/gift-sets-879

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A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

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