Liquor Industry News 01-25-21

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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

Non-alcoholic wine is mostly terrible, but here’s why

The Differences Between Bitters, Tinctures, and Shrubs

New Corona Hard Seltzer Variety Packs Will Hit Shelves in 2021

What America Was Drinking On New Year’s Eve, According To Drizly

In one of the most unprecedented New Year’s Eve in memory, what was the nation sipping on?


You’ll Never Buy Wine The Same Way Again, Government Says

New regulations from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) have been announced, changing the required wine sizes and allowing for smaller bottles.


DOC Maremma Toscana Will Be the First Among Tuscan PDOs to Use a Bivarietal Label Claim

We will be the first PDO wine in Tuscany to use the bivarietal label (wines that blend two grape varietals), very popular in markets like the USA, UK and Northern Europe.



YES..For Your Bathroom!


Less Is More: Why Small-Format Wine Bottles Are Trending

When you think about it, it makes perfect sense.


10 Things You Should Know About Cîroc Vodka

Between its music industry affiliations and pop culture relevance, you may think you know everything about Cîroc


The History Of California’s Zinfandel Wines

There’s probably no other grape variety as American as zinfandel


Side Effects of Drinking Alcohol Before and After Getting the COVID Vaccine

Research has shown that binge drinking—defined by the CDC as 4+ drinks for women and 5+ drinks for men during one occasion—can negatively impact your immune system


The truth that you did not know about box wine

Boxed wine has several advantages and few disadvantages.


All About Low-Alcohol Wine

With alcohol percentages ranging from as low as 5% alcohol by volume (ABV) to sometimes even 20% ABV, what makes a wine low-alcohol?


Make a Wine Cork Trivet

Extra Cork Project


Why Is the Trump Administration Punishing U.S. Wine Companies with Final Move in European Trade War?

Who suffers while this trade war continues?

The fine wine private label

Cameron Hughes may be reinventing how consumers buy wine


Samsung is making a robot that can pour wine and bring you a drink

The bot is meant to be “an extension of you in the kitchen, living room, and anywhere else you may need an extra hand in your home


The Cleanwashing of Wine

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, one might expect natural winemakers to feel flush with admiration


New Franklin Wine Club Wines


NEW RELEASE – Wattle Creek 2019 Red Blend, California $18  – Our favorite value red is back in a new vintage but sporting the same blend driven by Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel that we know and love, aged in neutral oak barrels to preserve its fresh fruity character.


NEW RELEASE – Wattle Creek 2019 Grenache, Sonoma County $49 – We’re thrilled to have our only American Grenache back in stock! Made with influences of both the earthy French style of the Rhône and the jammy Australian style, it features dense red-fruit flavors and savory aromatics of white pepper and cured ham.


NEW RELEASE – Buena Vista 2019 Roussanne, Bennett Valley $42 – Roussanne is one of the quirkiest of white wine grapes, in part because this green grape turns russet-gold as it ripens. Opulent in texture, this voluptuous white is fermented in stainless steel but then aged in oak, yielding a style that has Chardonnay-like texture and Viognier-like floral flavors.


No sulphites added wine: the great debate

There was a time, not so long ago, when making quality wines without adding sulphur dioxide (SO2) was widely considered close to impossible,


Constellation has unloaded its wine brands in the sub $11 a bottle category, which were long the workhorse of its wine division.


The Coravin system is best known as a way for drinkers to access and pour wine from a bottle without pulling the while simultaneously ensuring the way can continue to keep for years.

The Differences Between Bitters, Tinctures, and Shrubs

Bitters, tinctures, and shrubs are a bartender’s version of these coups de grâce. The right number of drops, drips, or dashes from these power-packed elixirs elevates a libation from mundane to magic,

New Corona Hard Seltzer Variety Packs Will Hit Shelves in 2021

After a huge year for its hard seltzer line, Corona will release new flavors and an “exciting new hard seltzer initiative” in 2021.

The Best Sandwich in Every State

We want a lot of things right now, but most days we’d settle for some peace, quiet, and absolutely a sandwich.

The demographic history of the U.S. alcohol consumer

Know all that foolishness about booze drinking in the U.S.?


The wines and canes have spent between 10 and 14 months in space, during which they were exposed to microgravity and higher radiation than on Earth.


It explores the wider potential of this exciting category, which is being fuelled by curious, digitally-savvy consumers and a new generation of blenders, founders and disruptive distilleries.


The book takes readers on a journey through the Prosecco hills, and includes recipes for all dining occasions, from apéritifs to desserts, alongside Sandro’s food stories from the northern Italian region.

When Each State Went Sober: Mapping Prohibition Ratification by State

Shockingly, we didn’t all jump on the wagon at once.

10 Things You Should Know About Cointreau

The triple sec brand has been around since the mid-1800s and has made a name for itself as a versatile cocktail ingredient, used in some of the world’s oldest and best-known libations.

Wine and Exercise: What Happens When They Mix?

Wine and exercise are both known to have health benefits.

MA Gov. Baker Just Signed a Beer Distribution Reform Bill. Here’s What It Will Do

The bill finalized a compromise that has taken brewers and distributors nearly a decade to agree on, allowing any brewer producing fewer than 250,000 barrels of beer annually — which effectively means every Massachusetts brewery except Boston Beer, the maker of Sam Adams — to leave lifelong contracts with distributors in exchange for fair market value of the portfolio.

Can You Drink Wine on a Diet?

Let’s find out which wines work for a healthy diet and some other important facts about wine versus your health.

10 Things You Should Know About Martell Cognac

The famous Cognac house uses its storied path to forge new ways of connecting with consumers.

A Visual Guide to Crafting a Low-Calorie Wine

With today’s ever-growing focus on health and wellness, you’ve probably re-evaluated your drinking choices and have maybe even opted for lighter, lower-alcohol beverages.

6 of the Best Wines to Pair With Soup

So what do you sip with soup? Wine, of course!

Trentodoc, Franciacorta & Prosecco – 3 Northern Italian Giants

Unlike the Prosecco region which produces most of its sparkling wine by a faster tank method, the Trentodoc and Franciacorta use the traditional method meaning that more time, effort and qualities goes into the final wine produced.

Is Riesling a Wine or a Grape? Why the Petrol Aromas?

Some will see Riesling as simply meaning a German wine or a place in Germany,

New Wine

Trinchero Napa Valley is launching a new Heritage Collection. It includes Mary’s Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc ($35), named for the matriarch of the Trinchero family; Mario’s Cabernet Sauvignon ($60), named for the patriarch; and BRV Cabernet Sauvignon ($80), named for their children Bob, Roger and Vera. Trinchero Napa Valley has a collection of estate vineyards spanning 200 acres across the St. Helena, Mt. Veeder, Atlas Peak, and Rutherford sub-appellations.

WSTA unveils low-and-no labeling guide

The guide aims to provide clarity and certainty for producers when it comes to labeling and marketing their products correctly.

Is red wine gluten-free?

Most red wines are classified as gluten-free because they meet the FDA’s gluten-free labeling standards. However, it doesn’t mean that red wines are entirely gluten-free.

How To Put Mindful Drinking On Your 2021 List

Who’s ready for a “new habits” plan for the year ahead?

Kicking off 2021 with Prosecco DOC

The Prosecco DOC while highlighting some of the differences between Prosecco from the DOC and the DOCG.

Non-alcoholic wine is mostly terrible, but here’s why

Right now, according to a study by Forbes Magazine, more than 6.5 million people are off the sauce, at least until February 1


Wine Pairings for Butternut Squash, a Winter Workhorse

Butternut squash is the quintessential produce of fall and winter


Matching Wine with Social Media

Try to pair wine with anything other than your immediate surroundings and you are asking for, at best, a misunderstanding.


Pairing Cheesy Popcorn and Wine

One of the simple joys in life is to pour a glass of wine, settle in to watch a movie or favorite show, and enjoy some crunchy popcorn



It’s 53% alcohol and tastes like fire. Here’s how this liquor brand took over China

Globally, its market cap has not only surpassed all other alcohol distillers like Diageo and Constellation Brands, but also Coca-Cola,


Slow Cooker Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Made with red wine, garlic, herbs and mushrooms, it’s super fancy, but also real easy




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

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