Liquor Industry News 02-15-21

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

02-15-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to Make 11 Classic Cocktails Using Hard Seltzer

Big Wine 2021

How To Make Your Own Weed Infused Wine

12 Keto Diet-Friendly Wines That Are Perfect for Special Occasions

What many Keto newcomers don’t realize is that wine can actually fit in the diet plan — if you know which bottles to pull.

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-products/g35365834/best-keto-diet-wines/

 

5 Favorite Sparkling Wine–Pairing Recipes

Five dishes—canapés, starters and small plates—paired with various bubbly styles

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/5-favorite-sparkling-wine-pairing-recipes-012921

 

Readers share their take on Guinness taste

A lot of folks merely chimed in to say they agree that Guinness doesn’t taste the same as it used to

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2021/01/beer-nut-readers-share-their-take-on-guinness-taste.html

 

Italian Specialty Wines Hit The Spot

Italians love their wines so much that they eat it.

http://www.theorangetimes.com/italian-specialty-wines-hit-the-spot/

 

Be very careful of the hype around top rated Vintage Port

Almost without exception, after great flack, they are initially way overpriced.

https://www.capegazette.com/article/be-very-careful-hype-around-top-rated-vintage-port/214662

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Italian Wine

Here’s your ultimate primer on Italian wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/18/a-beginners-guide-to-italian-wine/

 

What is a Cru?

Cru translates to “growth.” More precisely, it references a great or superior growing site or vineyard

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/16/what-is-a-cru/

 

“Curated” wine clubs, and why they don’t seem to be the answer

They really don’t work, and certainly not any better than asking the woman at your local wine shop what’s on sale that you might like.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/curated-wine-clubs-and-why-they-dont-seem-to-be-the-answer/

 

ABC News’ Dan Abrams Sets Plans for Luxury Long Island Winery

The media personality purchased popular Long Island vineyard Laurel Lake

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rambling-reporter/abc-news-dan-abrams-sets-plans-for-luxury-long-island-winery

 

How to Make Sustainable Choices When Buying Wine

The reality is that wine production can have a big impact on its surrounding ecosystem and the people who live nearby

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-make-sustainable-choices-when-buying-wine/

 

The 9 Best Moscatos to Sip in 2021

Some of the highest-rated Moscatos on the market have long been considered among the best wines in the world

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-moscatos/

 

5 Basic Wine Terms That Will Make You Sound Like a Connoisseur

To help you on your way to getting it, here are five wine terms every aspiring wine connoisseur needs to know.

https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2021/02/5-basic-wine-terms-that-will-make-you-sound-like-a-connoisseur/

 

Can Beer Be Too Cold?

When a beverage is served too cold, the frigid temperature shuts down the aromas and flavors of the drink, making it difficult to discern anything other than the fact that it’s cold,

https://vinepair.com/articles/can-beer-be-too-cold/

 

CALIFORNIA WINE INSTITUTE LAUNCHES GOLDEN STATE OF MIND CAMPAIGN

Called Golden State of Mind, the campaign will showcase California’s efforts in sustainable vine growing, innovation and winemaking advancements.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/california-wine-institute-launches-golden-state-of-mind-campaign/

 

How Much is Your Wine Worth—And Should You Sell It?

Whether rare or simply important to you, every bottle has value. It’s hard to know when it’s the right time to uncork or sell, but we can help you figure out how much it’s worth.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/02/01/sell-your-wine-worth/

 

New Angry Orchard

Angry Orchard, part of the Boston Beer portfolio, has debuted new Peach Mango and Strawberry flavors. Rolling out nationwide in colorfully designed 12-ounce cans, both new entries are at 5% abv. In addition to the new launches, Angry Orchard will also unveil new packaging graphics to the brand’s national cider portfolio beginning this month. Angry Orchard’s flagship Crisp Apple label was up 8.5% in IRI channels last year, and Boston Beer says it expects growth across the brand in 2021.

How to Buy Wine at the Supermarket, According to Sommeliers

As Americans make fewer trips to the grocery store and eat more meals at home, it’s hard to beat a chance to stock up on olive oil, tortilla chips and $13 Albariño all in one place.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/11/17/best-grocery-store-wine/

First Barolo & Barbaresco Academy’s Digital Edition Kicks Off

The Barolo & Barbaresco Academy (Level One) – Online Course is led by highly qualified teachers from Piedmont and is available in Italian and English.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/12/17/first-barolo-barbaresco-academys-digital-edition-kicks-off

The Real Cost Of Mommy Wine Culture

If you pop on to social media you do not need to look far to be bombarded by mommy wine culture:

https://herrenwellness.com/the-real-cost-of-mommy-wine-culture/

The Best Cabernet Pairings for Different Types of Steak

Around the world, where Cabernet Sauvignon is grown, there’s also a signature treatment for a hunk of meat. Start your global exploration here.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/best-cabernet-pairings-for-steak/

How To Make Your Own Weed Infused Wine

The world of cannabis drinks is one unto itself. If you like drinkables, then this post is for you. Here’s how to make your own weed infused wine.

https://potinillinois.com/how-to-make-your-own-weed-infused-wine/

 

‘Groundbreaking’ research proves existence of terroir

The Catena Institute of Wine in Argentina has said that its own “groundbreaking” research “irrefutably” proves the existence of terroir and its persistence across vintages.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/28350/Groundbreaking_research_proves_existence_of_terroir.html

Aldi launches supermarket wine school

The aim of the Aldi Wine School is to allow budding wine connoisseurs to brush up on their knowledge with free access to the online educational hub, which includes two wine modules, along with a range of curated tips and tricks.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/28346/Aldi_launches_supermarket_wine_school_.html

Top 10 award-winning Tequilas and mezcals

Multiple categories were judged in the competition, including ultra‐premium añejos, super-premium reposados and joven mezcals.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/02/top-10-award-winning-tequila-and-mezcal-brands/

 

7 Primary Styles of Spanish Red Wine

Spanish red wine offers exceptional value and a bold entry into the red wines of Europe.

https://winefolly.com/tips/types-of-spanish-red-wine/?utm_campaign=wines-of-spain&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

 

How much wine from a vine?

How many bottles of wine can be made from a single grapevine? Interesting question. This being wine, no simple answer.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/columnists/gus-clemens/2021/02/03/how-much-wine-vine/4268942001/

 

The biodynamic wine culture

Want to know a little more about biodynamics? You’ve come to the right place.

https://www.aveine.paris/blog/en/the-biodynamic-wine-culture/

 

 

Champagne Company Sues Total Wine Alleging It Was Mistreated Over Drake Partnership

Alleging that the retailer tanked their brand over animus toward the artist.

https://www.complex.com/music/champagne-company-sues-total-wine-mistreated-over-drake-partnership

Quini Appoints Danny Brager, Victor Giacomin and Dale Stratton To Advisory Board

News from our friends at Quini

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=241171

Sparkling Wine Mountains and Rivers: The River Marne

The Champagne region and a famous river that runs through it, the River Marne.

https://glassofbubbly.com/sparkling-wine-mountains-and-rivers-the-river-marne/

Apple, Banana or Orange – Which Goes Best in a Champagne Cocktail?

Champagne with fruit still has some uncharted territory,

https://glassofbubbly.com/apple-banana-or-orange-which-goes-best-in-a-champagne-cocktail/

Wine pairing for truffle and porcini mushrooms

How to pair the scent and intense aromas of truffle with high quality Italian wine.

https://alessandroberselli.com/pairing-wine-truffle/

CBD Is More Like Wine Than You Think

In other words, hemp’s terroir matters.

https://www.greenentrepreneur.com/article/357072

 

Big Wine 2021

Big Wine remains dominant, even though there are some 11,000 wineries in the U.S.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/big-wine-2021/

Glass of wine good for the heart? No, says new European study

Despite the longstanding maxim that a glass of wine per day is good for the heart, a new European study shows that even small amounts of alcohol can cause heart trouble.

https://nationalpost.com/health/glass-of-wine-good-for-the-heart-no-says-new-european-study

How to Make 11 Classic Cocktails Using Hard Seltzer

You won’t find hard seltzer cocktail recipes on any of their websites

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-hard-selzer-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c3de8407f-FEB_5_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c3de8407f-38937345&mc_cid=7c3de8407f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Everything You Need to Know About Beer Cheese, Including How to Make It

The Kentucky staple is served at Louisville craft breweries

https://vinepair.com/articles/beer-cheese-best-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c3de8407f-FEB_5_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c3de8407f-38937345&mc_cid=7c3de8407f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Sting Scores Again as Top Celebrity Wine

– One thing is for sure: Sting knows how to send a message in a bottle. In wine

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sting-scores-again-as-top-celebrity-wine-301222581.html

Food-friendly wines from around Italy

Italy has a vast range of cultures, geologies, grape varieties and culinary specialties.

https://www.decanter.com/decanter-best/my-top-20-food-friendly-wines-from-around-italy-452784/

The Deception and Duplicity Necessary to Defend the Three-Tier System

Fundamentally flawed that today it serves mainly to retard the growth of the alcohol industry

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2021/02/the-deception-and-duplicity-necessary-to-defend-the-three-tier-system/

 

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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