Liquor Industry News 12-14-20

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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12-14-2020

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Which Wine You Should Drink, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Top whisky subscription services

How to Master the Art and Etiquette of Giving Wine as a Gift

10 Things You Should Know About The Prisoner Wine Company

Following the sale of the brand to Constellation, what used to be The Prisoner — the aforementioned red blend — has become The Prisoner Wine Company, a winery brand that now offers its flagship label, plus 13 other varieties.

https://vinepair.com/articles/prisoner-wine-guide/

 

The Nine Best Sweet Vermouths for Your Manhattan

Made with red grapes, and infused with an array of spices. Beyond that, it’s a case of diving into the details.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/9-best-vermouth-manhattan/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2a20d1148e-NOV_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2a20d1148e-38937345&mc_cid=2a20d1148e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Is America Ready for a Brandy ‘Renaissance’?

Like much of American drinking culture, the nation’s brandy industry eventually suffered huge setbacks during Prohibition. After repeal in 1933, brandy failed to bounce back.

https://vinepair.com/articles/american-brandy-renaissance/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2a20d1148e-NOV_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2a20d1148e-38937345&mc_cid=2a20d1148e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Mystery Of Charles Shaw. Better Known As Two Buck Chuck.

Perhaps you’ve heard some of the tales. You might even think you know the truth…but it’s no simple story.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-mystery-of-charles-shaw-better-known-as-2-buck-chuck/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=site

 

A Guide to Sustainable Labeling

New Sustainability Brochure
for Wine, Spirits and Craft Beverages

https://www.wineindustrynetwork.com/c/upm-raflatac-inc?fid=82c61_JI0nw0tXKo#feed_post_82c61_JI0nw0tXKo

 

The European Age of Exploration Was the Unlikely Impetus for the Birth of the Champagne Bottle

Perhaps the most famous creation myth is attributed to Dom Pérignon, the 17th-century Benedictine monk,

https://vinepair.com/articles/champagne-europe-origin-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f021bf6fe7-DEC_1_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f021bf6fe7-38937345&mc_cid=f021bf6fe7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Bledsoe Wine

Bledsoe Wine Estates is acquiring an unplanted 40 acres in the Walla Walla Valley’s SeVein Vineyard for an undisclosed sum, bringing its holdings to a total of 194 acres, of which 60 are currently planted. The new estate vineyard property is situated at 1,200-1,400 feet of elevation. Bledsoe Wine Estates, founded by former NFL star Drew Bledsoe, owns the Doubleback, Bledsoe Family Winery, and Bledsoe-McDaniels wineries in the Walla Walla Valley.

 

Small wineries are not always better

There is an implicit assumption that smallholders are more ethical, more craft-oriented and better for the environment than their big counterparts.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/small-wineries-are-not-always-better

 

The Shortcomings of Technically Perfect Wine

Flaws in wine are nothing new, however, the discussion around them has certainly changed.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/11/the-shortcomings-of-technically-perfect-wine?rss=Y

 

DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON UNVEILS TEQUILA-SPIKED ICE CREAM

Called Dwanta’s Teremana Spiked Eggnog, the ice cream is produced by Salt & Straw, a company in which Johnson invested last year.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/12/dwayne-the-rock-johnson-unveils-tequila-spiked-ice-cream/

 

 

Five Hacks for Making Cocktails With Lambrusco

Lambrusco can create real magic in mixed drinks.

https://vinepair.com/articles/five-hacks-for-making-cocktails-with-lambrusco/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3be32ef8eb-DEC_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3be32ef8eb-38937345&mc_cid=3be32ef8eb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The States That Love Champagne the Most

Find out how much each U.S. region is ordering Champagne on VinePair’s color-coded map

https://vinepair.com/articles/states-champagne-most-popular-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3be32ef8eb-DEC_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3be32ef8eb-38937345&mc_cid=3be32ef8eb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How to Master the Art and Etiquette of Giving Wine as a Gift

The nuances of settling on great gift wines for the right candidates, including the etiquette involved.

https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/how-to-give-wine-gift-1234583128/

Storytelling Wine Labels set to Capture Millennials Market

Winerytale, a new-generation smartphone App, let’s consumers scan wine labels with their phones to discover the stories of the people behind the wine.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/storytelling-wine-labels-set-to-capture-millennials-market-301183808.html

Three Lessons Learned After 7 Months of Virtual Wine Events

The three biggest insights that have emerged about virtual wine events.

https://spitbucket.net/2020/12/01/three-lessons-learned-after-7-months-of-virtual-wine-events/

THE WINES OF ITALY PROGRAM

THE ITALIAN WINE SCHOLAR PREP COURSE

The Italian Wine Scholar Prep program is the perfect foundation for the world of Italian Wine. Designed by Wine Scholar Guild for wine enthusiasts and aspiring professionals, this three-session course provides an introduction to Italy, explores its key wine regions and delivers core information on 39 of the country’s need-to-know wines.

We are pleased to partner with Commonwealth Wine School to offer our loyal

customers a 10% Discount on all Wine Scholar Guild Classes.

Use Coupon Code: FRANKLINLIQUORS

https://www.commonwealthwineschool.com/shop/p/italian-wine-scholar-prep-jan-28-feb-25

5 WAYS TO EXPERIENCE WINE COUNTRY FROM HOME

Napa Valley can come to you. Here’s how to bring a little luxury to your life and experience wine country without ever leaving your home.

https://www.pasadenanow.com/weekendr/5-ways-to-experience-wine-country-from-home/

Tell the wine lover in your life to ‘zip it’ this holiday season

Their new zippered mask is easily the most 2020 holiday wine gift idea out there.

https://www.oregonlive.com/wine/2020/12/tell-the-wine-lover-in-your-life-to-zip-it-this-holiday-season.html

AN INVISIBLE REVOLUTION: THE NEW DRY WHITES OF BORDEAUX

A new revolution, of a kind, in Bordeaux and Bordeaux winemaking.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/12/an-invisible-revolution-the-new-dry-whites-of-bordeaux/

Top whisky subscription services

For those who would like to get more experimental with their choices, there are subscription services offering whisky samples from across the world and in a variety of styles.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/12/top-whisky-subscription-services/

Six of the Best Mimosa Recipe Upgrades

With the explosion of DIY at-home cocktails, combined with the affordability of sparkling wines like Prosecco and Cava, VinePair’s Bubbly Week is the perfect time to experiment with Mimosa-inspired cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-best-mimosa-recipes-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=44e2921aba-DEC_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-44e2921aba-38937345&mc_cid=44e2921aba&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Secret to Spain’s Signature Style of Wine? Centuries-Old Architecture

Windows and doors carefully align to take advantage of, or buffer against, the cool, humid Poniente wind from the west, as well as the hot and dry Levante wind from the east.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/12/02/spain-sherry-centuries-old-architecture/

 

Piedmont gets new DOCG area ‘Terre Alfieri’

Lying mostly in the province of Asti, the new Terre Alfieri DOCG in Piedmont is focused on two grape varieties, Arneis for white wines and Nebbiolo for reds.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/terre-alfieri-piedmont-new-docg-449610/

 

 

Which Wine You Should Drink, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Here, the type of wine to drink based on your zodiac sign.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/wine-drink-based-zodiac-sign-140300550.html

How to Make Beef Tartare at Home

This one is served raw and has raw eggs, so be sure to buy fresh, high-quality ingredients.

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/make-beef-tartare-home-recipe/

 

 

Beginners Guide: The Perfect Holiday Cheese Board + Wine Pairings

Here’s the secret: it’s all about the wine + cheese pairings.

https://www.mcbridesisters.com/blog/Beginners-Guide–The-Perfect-Holiday-Cheese-Board—Wine-Pairings

GIFT SETS FOR EVERY OCCASION

Franklin Wine Club

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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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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

Sounds pretty good these days.

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