Liquor Industry News 03-01-21

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

03-01-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Do Americans Pair Their Wine with Food or TV?

8 of the Best Margarita Recipes for Winter

How to make Limoncello

10 Things You Should Know About Dewar’s Scotch Whisky

The beloved Scotch may be a worldwide household name, but there’s always more to learn.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-dewars-white-label-scotch-whisky-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=105aac8f98-FEB_15_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-105aac8f98-38937345&mc_cid=105aac8f98&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wine List Secrets Revealed

Lists are going to be smaller

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/02/wine-list-secrets-revealed

 

Stop making this wine and dessert pairing mistake

While some food and flavors are a match made in heaven, one flavor combination has an added ingredient that shouldn’t be on the table.

https://foodsided.com/2021/02/14/wine-and-dessert-pairing-mistake/

 

Do’s and Don’ts of Drinking Champagne

Bubbly Tips

https://onthesauceagain.com/2019/02/20/dos-and-donts-of-drinking-champagne/

Is champagne stronger than non-bubby alcoholic drinks?

Although a typical glass of champagne has no more alcohol than wine, there is some evidence that it impairs people faster than its flat counterpart.

https://www.livescience.com/champagne-drunk-faster.html

Why Uber Will Not Be Challenging How Alcohol is Sold and Distributed

First, it’s essential to appreciate the “three-tier system” for what it is

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2021/02/why-uber-will-not-be-challenging-how-alcohol-is-sold-and-distributed/

Why Sommeliers Are More Essential Than Ever

Sommeliers were typically the first to be cut from a shift pre-pandemic, and in more recent months, they have been the first furloughed and last rehired.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-sommeliers-are-more-essential-than-ever/

THE ETYMOLOGICAL ORIGINS OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST GRAPES

The etymological origins of many grape varieties are hazy at best, and near untraceable in many cases. But there are plenty of clues to follow to help decipher the most likely accounts of how grapes got their names.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/the-etymological-origins-of-the-worlds-biggest-grapes/

New Deep Eddy

Deep Eddy vodka has extended with a new Lime flavor. Retailing at $20 a 750-ml., the new entry is debuting nationwide next month, backed by trade and consumer media, social media, out-of-home displays, and retail point-of-sale support. In addition to Lime, Deep Eddy Vodka’s portfolio includes Original Vodka, Orange, Peach, Lemon, Ruby Red, Cranberry, and Sweet Tea. Part of the Heaven Hill Brands stable, Deep Eddy has annual U.S. volume of 1.5 million cases.

Is Social Media Bad for Sobriety?

If your friends are partying or posting about alcohol often on social media, you should be careful with what you’re seeing and what you’re associating with fun,

https://www.nextavenue.org/is-social-media-bad-for-sobriety/

PENFOLDS RELEASES CALIFORNIA WINE COLLECTION

The iconic wine estate began exploring the potential of Californian terroir in the 1980s – Penfolds acquired a stake in Geyser Peak winery in 1988.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/penfolds-releases-california-wine-collection/

Canadian Wine Is Better Than You Think

The Canadian wine industry may still be in its infancy compared to Old World wine-producing regions,

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-canadian-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9d27baf244-FEB_17_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9d27baf244-38937345&mc_cid=9d27baf244&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Does Amaro or Vermouth Have to Be Refrigerated?

This is a question with different answers, as these are all not exactly the same thing.

https://vinepair.com/articles/should-amaro-or-vermouth-be-refrigerated/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9d27baf244-FEB_17_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9d27baf244-38937345&mc_cid=9d27baf244&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Baileys

Diageo has launched a new, lower-calorie brand extension for Baileys Irish Cream. The release, Baileys Deliciously Light, comes in at 16.1% abv and has 40% fewer calories and 40% less sugar than the original Baileys. To kick off the launch, Diageo has partnered with Cocktail Courier, a home mixology-focused e-commerce platform, to create four cocktail kits showing off the new liqueur. Baileys Deliciously Light is now available nationwide for around $25 a 750-ml.

New Mikes

Mike’s Hard has announced a new lemonade-flavored seltzer, entering the growing subcategory within the wider world of hard seltzers. The 5% abv RTD is launching in four flavors—lemon, strawberry, mango, and pineapple—available together in a variety 12-pack of 12-ounce cans. Mike’s Hard Lemonade Seltzer is now available across the U.S. Mike’s Hard Lemonade was up 14.5% to 8.4 million cases in IRI channels for the year ending December 27.

Chilean Wine vs Italian Wine – Who Comes Out on Top?

Wouldn’t it be interesting to compare the Chilean and Italian wine industries to see what makes each one stand out?

https://blog.xtrawine.com/en/chilean-wine-vs-italian-wine-who-comes-out-on-top/

How to make Limoncello – Italians favorite Lemon Liqueur

In northern Italy, the liqueur is often referred to as Limoncino, while the English calls it Lemoncello

https://thefinestitalianwine.com/how-to-make-limoncello-italians-favorite-lemon-liqueur/

 

Barolo & Barbaresco: 10 high-flying vineyard sites

As the number of single-vineyard wines produced in Piedmont proliferated over the past half-century, so the level of confusion for consumers increased.

https://www.decanter.com/premium/barolo-barbaresco-vineyards-10-high-flying-sites-451115/

 

E & J Gallo to distribute Bev’s “zero sugar” canned wine

Bev and E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced today that the two companies have partnered together to help bring Bev and their mission to more consumers across the country.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=241677

 

What’s the Problem with Wine Influencers?

it would appear that there’s one community getting the brunt of this wild fury: influencers.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/02/whats-the-problem-with-wine-influencers

 

Beer! A Love Story’ Documentary

Filmed in Europe and the United States, the feature-length production introduces viewers to the human connection that is formed with one of the world’s oldest fermented beverages.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/hudsonlindenberger/2021/02/17/the-movie-for-all-beer-lovers/?sh=187444533b7a

 

How to know what woman you are (and who you are in front of) from the wine she drinks

Based on your wine tastes you can draw a profile of what, in broad terms, is your character and if you recognize yourself in more than one of these profiles, the better!

https://geishagourmet.com/enoprofiling-come-sapere-che-donna-sei-e-che-hai-di-fronte-dal-vino-che-beve/

 

KENDALL JENNER ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF HER OWN TEQUILA BRAND, 818

The range comprises three variants: 818 Blanco, 818 Reposado and 818 Añejo.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/kendall-jenner-announces-launch-of-her-own-tequila-brand-818/

 

JAPANESE WHISKY ISSUED WITH NEW LABELLING RULES

Under the new regulations, products that carry the name ‘Japanese whisky’ or ‘Japanese whiskey’ must always be made with malted grains. The water used must be sourced from Japan

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/japan-whisky-issued-with-new-labelling-rules/

 

Guide to Barbera Wine

Discover this unique little grape and never again feel like you have to revert to ‘Chianti’ when looking for a great valued Italian wine.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/guide-to-barbera-wine/?utm_campaign=barbera-accessible-drinkable-wine&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

 

How to Create Perfectly Clear Ice for Superior Cocktails

The large, clear cubes that are commonplace at craft cocktail bars and on Instagram represent the pinnacle of frozen water.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-make-clear-ice/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cdf6afacc4-FEB_18_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cdf6afacc4-38937345&mc_cid=cdf6afacc4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

8 of the Best Margarita Recipes for Winter

If you’ve been limiting your Margarita consumption to the summer months, you’ve been doing it wrong.

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-best-winter-margaritas/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cdf6afacc4-FEB_18_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cdf6afacc4-38937345&mc_cid=cdf6afacc4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wine Market Council Releases Results of Study on the Role of Wine in a Wellness Lifestyle

The primary goal of the research was to better understand how wine is perceived as compared to other beverage alcohol categories

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/02/17/wine-market-council-study-role-wine-wellness-lifestyle

 

Rías Baixas: Home to Real Albariño

Scientists are now convinced that Albariño originated in Rías Baixas.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/02/16/rias-baixas-home-to-real-albarino/

 

Global Market Report

The start of 2021 has seen strong activity levels on California’s bulk wine market, driven by the perception of tighter supply – due to the lighter 2020 crop – and the continuation of robust grocery store sales

https://www.ciatti.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Global-Market-Report-February-2021-Revised-1.pdf

 

ORGANIC WINE REMAINS #1 SUSTAINABLE WINE TYPE, BUT DESIRE TO BUY IS WANING

Has Covid changed our relationship with sustainable and organic wine?

https://www.wineintelligence.com/organic-wine-remains-1-sustainable-wine-type-but-desire-to-buy-is-waning/

 

ARE WE MISDESCRIBING ASTRINGENCY BY REFERRING TO TANNINS?

Most reviews of red wine include a brief description of mouthfeel, usually by referencing the impact and quality of tannins.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2021/02/18/are-we-misdescribing-astringency-by-referring-to-tannins/

 

How Orson Welles Became the Most Infamous Pitchman in Booze History

But the biggest news for Welles in 2020 was surely the 40th anniversary of the drunken outtakes from a Paul Masson champagne commercial.

https://www.insidehook.com/article/food-and-drink/most-infamous-pitchman-orson-welles

 

Do Americans Pair Their Wine with Food or TV? The Answer Might Surprise You

The results of a new study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of the Idaho Wine Commission.

https://www.king5.com/video/entertainment/buzz60/do-americans-pair-their-wine-with-food-or-tv-the-answer-might-surprise-you/600-361678b5-f543-44d2-b6c7-771552a00271

 

2020 Sales

Final retail sales data for 2020 was released recently by the U.S. Commerce Department, and while beer, wine and liquor stores soared 18% to $70.3 billion last year, food service and drinking places—including restaurants and bars—fell 19.5% to $616.7 billion. Alcoholic beverage volumes rose 11.5% in Nielsen channels for the 52 weeks ending December 26, which led to a corresponding 17.6% increase in retail dollars. But even though off-premise gains in 2020 were enough to compensate for volume losses on-premise, Impact Databank estimates that total industry dollars fell last year, for the first time since federal excise taxes were raised significantly in 1991, which resulted in a drop in overall demand.

Why Wine Has Fallen Behind in the No- and Low-ABV Category

Wine is arguably the hardest alcoholic drink type to shoehorn into a no/low format,

https://vinepair.com/articles/no-low-abv-wine/

Tasting Through the 9 Communes of Chianti Classico

With some it was the variety of grapes used, the altitudes of the vineyards or the soils in which the grapes are grown

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2019/06/9-communes-of-chianti-classico.html?m=1

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