Liquor Industry News 11-02-20

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

11-02-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Pairing Pumpkin with Wine

Seven of the Best Cognac Cocktail Recipes for Fall

Five Tips for Making Holiday Meals More Wine-Friendly

Everything You Need to Know About Scotch Highball Variations

Even though the highball recipe is nothing more than spirit (traditionally, whisky) combined with soda water, garnished with a lemon peel, there’s an art to achieving the proper balance.

https://vinepair.com/articles/everything-you-need-to-know-about-scotch-highball-variations/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=38a7c8548d-OCT_20_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-38a7c8548d-38937345&mc_cid=38a7c8548d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

California’s fabled wine region is having ‘the most horrible, devastating and catastrophic year’

Napa’s wine region consists of 46,000 acres under cultivation, but with its hotels, restaurants and other tourism-related businesses, it provides an estimated $9.5 billion annually to the local economy and $34 billion nationally, even though its crop production accounts for only about 4% of California’s wine grapes.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/californias-fabled-wine-region-is-having-the-most-horrible-devastating-and-catastrophic-year-11603156838

80% OF NAPA WINERIES ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE 2020 VINTAGE

According to recent figures from Napa Valley Vintners, less than 20 of Napa Valley’s winemaking facilities suffered major damage from the Glass Fire. Keen to move forward, at least 80% of the wineries in the Napa Valley are pushing on the with the production of the 2020 vintage.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/80-of-napa-wineries-are-moving-forward-with-the-2020-vintage/

Two-thirds of US seltzer switching gains come from beer

IRI’s data showed that alcoholic seltzer is now worth $1.8 billion in the United States, seeing growth of 233 per cent in 2018 and 350 per cent last year.

https://www.brewsnews.com.au/2020/10/16/two-thirds-of-us-seltzer-growth-switching-from-beer/

 

STAR TREK COCKTAIL BOOK LAUNCHES

Called Star Trek Cocktails: A Stellar Compendium, the cocktails are divided into themes,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/star-trek-cocktail-book-launches/

 

11 Apple Brandy Cocktail Recipes to Make This Fall

An easy way to get that quintessential fall feeling is mixing up a drink using apple brandy.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-best-apple-brandy-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b6f956e037-OCT_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b6f956e037-38937345&mc_cid=b6f956e037&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Seltzer

Brewing giant Heineken USA has teamed with Arizona Beverages to create Arizona SunRise hard seltzer. The 4.6% abv seltzers will come in four Arizona juice flavors—Lemon, Grapefruit, Mucho Mango, and Cherry Punch—and have 100 calories per 11.5-ounce serving. Arizona SunRise will launch nationally in Q1 2021 in variety 12-packs of 11.5-ounce cans and single serving 19.2-ounce cans.

21 gift ideas for the wine lover in your life

From $8 accessories to items to indulge with, there’s something here for everyone.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/tech/reviewedcom/2020/10/20/21-best-wine-gifts-2020-gift-ideas-wine-lover-your-life/5981886002/

 

 

DIAGEO LAUNCHES ALCOHOL-FREE GUINNESS

It will be available in pubs across Ireland and Great Britain from Spring 2021 and available in more markets throughout the world later in 2021.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/diageo-launches-alcohol-free-guinness/

VILLA MARIA LAUNCHES NZ’S FIRST WINE-BASED SELTZER

he range will be on sale in NZ liquor outlets and select on-premise sites from 26 October, with plans to roll it out internationally from early 2021.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/10/villa-maria-launches-nzs-first-wine-based-seltzer/

 

Decoding French Wine Classifications

France, there is a governing body called the INAO: the Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité. This branch of the French Ministry of Agriculture ensures quality for wine, cheese, and other food products.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/what-is-aoc-wine/?utm_campaign=aoc-wines-wine-quality-email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

The Ultimate Guide to New Zealand Wine

Vines were planted here in earnest in the mid-1800s, but winemaking only truly took off in the 1970s.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-ultimate-guide-to-new-zealand-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=35df9239c1-OCT_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-35df9239c1-38937345&mc_cid=35df9239c1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Yes, Wine Scores Still Matter

I can’t see how anyone who values knowledge can argue that any form of legitimate information should be stopped.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/21/wine-scores-matter/

 

The Unwritten Rules of Tasting Room Etiquette

We asked wine professionals from around the country to weigh in on the pet peeves they encounter in tasting rooms, and how visitors can sidestep them.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/05/08/rules-tasting-room-etiquette/

 

Five Tips for Making Holiday Meals More Wine-Friendly

Wine Pairing Tips & Recipes to help bring a taste of Sonoma wine country to your table

https://www.winemag.com/2020/10/21/five-tips-for-making-holiday-meals-more-wine-friendly/

 

Quini Expands Wine Sensory Data Market Coverage to Australia

Quini’s market coverage starts with the country’s three largest cities by population, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/10/21/quini-expands-coverage-australia

 

Do dessert wines lose their sweetness with age?

The amount of sugar in a wine doesn’t change as it ages. But the way a wine tastes changes a great deal.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/do-dessert-wines-lose-their-sweetness-with-age

 

A New Wine Map?

Those traditional maps are to a degree misleading if their aim is to capture the geography of wine.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/10/22/a-new-wine-map/

 

Seven of the Best Cognac Cocktail Recipes for Fall

Cognac is the perfect drink to cozy up with at the end of a long day.

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-best-cognac-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0d9bcb4285-OCT_23_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0d9bcb4285-38937345&mc_cid=0d9bcb4285&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Oregon vineyards lose lawsuit against marijuana operation

Two Oregon wine grape growers have failed to convince a state judge their grapes would be harmed by odors from a neighboring marijuana operation.

https://www.capitalpress.com/state/oregon/oregon-vineyards-lose-lawsuit-against-marijuana-operation/article_f6a0f460-13ea-11eb-9105-dbd769ba4767.html

Wine Helps with Cannabis Classification

An AVA-style system is proposed for weed and wine organizations are keen to help – up to a point.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/10/wine-helps-with-cannabis-classification

 

Franklin MA brothers’ new wine import business focuses on down-to-earth wines

What started as a hobby has turned into a life’s passion,

https://franklin.wickedlocal.com/news/20201023/taste-for-wine-franklin-brothers-new-wine-import-business-focuses-on-down-to-earth-wines

 

Snapchat can now scan food and wine labels

Snapchat is adding food and wine labels to its visual search lineup

https://www.engadget.com/snapchat-scan-food-and-wine-labels-130019011.html

How to Scan a Barcode With Snapchat for Wine and Nutrition Info

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-scan-a-barcode-with-snapchat-for-wine-and-nutrit-1845455235

 

You Can Now Get F*ck Covid-19 Wine

Winemaker making a very special F**k Covid-19 wine that we must try

https://www.tyla.com/tasty/news-food-and-drink-you-can-now-get-fck-covid-19-wine-20201022

 

Here’s How to Buy the Best Cheap Wine (That Also Tastes Good)

So how do you choose an inexpensive wine that tastes delicious?

https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/business/pennyhoarder/here-s-how-to-buy-the-best-cheap-wine-that-also-tastes-good/article_c8a5fea8-8f85-528e-b2f4-429a07af163e.html

 

What Makes Great Wine… Great?

Sure, the concepts of the wine’s complexity and depth are elusive. But what if we can characterize what makes wine so enjoyable exactly — with numbers?

https://towardsdatascience.com/what-makes-a-wine-good-ea370601a8e4

 

Do boxed wines contain more preservatives than bottled wines?

Actually, wines in a box age faster than bottled wines.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/do-boxed-wines-contain-more-preservatives-than-bottled-wines

 

Pairing Pumpkin with Wine

Check out these food and wine pairings to get your pumpkin fix!

https://www.dcanterwines.com/blogs/wine-life/oh-my-gourd-pairing-pumpkin-with-wine/

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

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

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Sounds pretty good these days.

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