Liquor Industry News 02-22-21

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By: Mark C Lenzi



Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Do Some Types of Alcohol Affect Libido More Than Others?

7 Sommelier Secrets for Buying Affordable Wines That Taste Top-Notch

Coalition warns USPS alcohol delivery ‘not safe’

A Guide to the Most Popular Greek Wine Varieties

Here is a guide to the most popular Greek wine varieties you should make sure to try

How to Understand (Almost) Everything on a Wine Label

There are some basic formulas that can help you understand the rather confusing and sometimes smug words on wine labels.


Best foods to match with tannic wines and try to answer whether tannins are good or evil

10 Things You Should Know About Angry Orchard Hard Cider

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, an Angry Orchard a day certainly can’t hurt.

Ménage à Trois Unveils New Sweet Collection Aimed At Diversifying The Brand

Trinchero Family Estates is launching a new Sweet Collection of wines under the Ménage à Trois brand in a bid to bring new consumers into the prominent California wine label, which has annual U.S. volume of 3 million cases. The Sweet Collection will initially include a Dolce Sweet Red Blend and Moscato Sweet White Blend, rolling out nationally this month at $14 a 750-ml.

Billed as “indulgent, semi-sparkling sweet wines,” the new entries are both at 9.5% abv and are targeting a younger and more diverse demographic than the core Ménage à Trois brand, Trinchero tells SND, noting that the wines feature a sweetness scale on the back label and are recommended to be served slightly chilled. Ménage à Trois’ new Sweet Collection will compete against such well-known labels as Stella Rosa and Roscato in the marketplace.

How Saint Valentine (Sort of) Saved French Wine

Many people associate wine with romance. But the residents of Roquemaure, a small town just north of Avignon in France, link Rhône wine and a kissing free-for-all with a devastating blight and a pilgrimage to a saint.

6 Tips for Pairing Wine and Salad
Wine is so versatile, you can find a bottle to pair with just about anything


Wine Could Help You Fight Covid

t’s possible that the tannins in red wine, and tea, could inhibit Covid-19. A prominent cancer researcher in Taiwan is investigating the theory right now.


Beyond the Dirty Martini: Why Pickled Cocktails Deserve Your Attention

There are two ways to pickle your cocktails, according to mixologists


Coalition warns USPS alcohol delivery ‘not safe’

Allowing the USPS to ship beverage alcohol would compromise the work of policy makers across America who work hard to control underage access to alcohol and keep moderate levels of consumption part of safe and healthy communities.


Cheetos and Sancerre: The pandemic art of junk food and wine pairings

Vanessa Price’s book “Big Macs & Burgundy” proves that wine pairings don’t have to be stuffy


Evidence mounts that eco-friendly wine tastes better

Organic wines are judged to be higher quality by experts — but that the difference is not just a matter of whether the wines came from organic or conventionally grown grapes.



From Field to Farm: Five Questions With NFL Star-Turned-Vintner, Drew Bledsoe

Here, we check in with Bledsoe to learn more about his latest endeavors.


Bye Belgium: Anheuser-Busch Will Brew Stella Artois in the U.S.

Anheuser-Busch (A-B) announced it will move the production of Stella Artois from Europe to its U.S. breweries,

The truth about boxed wine

For decades, poor quality wine, labeled simply as “white” or “red,” was relegated to these boxes and sold in supermarkets at bargain basement prices.


About Oregon’s Applegate Valley AVA

Applegate Valley is a sub-region AVA located in Oregon’s Southern Oregon AVA


The Pope’s vino: Vatican will produce estate-grown wine

This is the first time that the Vatican will grow grapes on one of its estates for the production of its own wine,


Wine report: Retailers uncork big profits with private label wine

Lately, the category has reached a new level of acceptance.



People “need balance”, and, having recommended drinking wine and having sex

California Crushed 3.4 Million Tons of Wine Grapes in 2020

Down nearly 13 percent when compared to 2019,

How Red Wine is Made Step by Step

Surprisingly, not much has changed since we started making wine 8,000 years ago.


Will Uber’s Drizly Acquisition Destroy the Three-Tier System?

So what does it mean if Uber takes on the existing system for alcohol distribution in the United States?


How an Ancient Croatian Grape Became America’s Signature Wine

Crljenak Kaštelanski (surl-YEN-ack cas-tuh-LON-skee) was once a rare, obsolescent grape variety.


Researchers to reduce wine’s alcohol content

The team, made up of undergraduate and graduate students, wants to identify ways yeast can reduce alcohol content in wine,



Each 12-ounce can of contains 5mg of THC – the psychoactive component of cannabis.

Easter Island Now Home To One of the World’s Most Remote Vineyards

Easter Island will soon offer more than ancient, stone-faced statues.


7 Sommelier Secrets for Buying Affordable Wines That Taste Top-Notch

Here’s what you need to know about buying wine on a budget.


Stanley Tucci Explores the Wines and Cuisines of Italy in New CNN Docu-Series

Searching for Italy, a six-episode documentary series debuting this weekend on CNN


Do Some Types of Alcohol Affect Libido More Than Others?

While booze can loosen inhibitions, it also leads to a host of problems during your intimate moments.


You Should Be Drinking Grower Champagne

There is, in fact, a different kind of Champagne, delicious sparkling wine from that same hallowed ground, made of humbler stuff yet no less compelling, and every bit as celebratory.

How Does Red Wine Affect Weight Loss?

If you’re trying to lose weight, you may be wondering if red wine could help you or if it would just be a hindrance.



Mass. wine retailers face challenging times

Independent wine retailers from across the commonwealth continue to face challenges from both out-of-state competition and COVID-19.

However, for many wine lovers, there’s no substitution for dealing face to face with a knowledgeable wine store clerk who over time gets to know your likes and dislikes. Having an understanding of a customers preference for wine and then notifying him or her about new arrivals is what personal service is all about.


All the Ways Champagne Is Good for You

Bubbly has a quite a few scientifically proven health benefits.



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

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