Liquor Industry News 03-22-21

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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

What is rosé wine and how is it made?


8 of the Best Tequila Cocktails for Winter

Wine Tariff Truce the First Step

Retailers and producers breathe a sigh of relief after a temporary halt to a transatlantic wine war.

Six things to know about the suspension of the European wine tariff — and why they’re almost all good

The suspension of these ill-advised tariffs is going to be a very, very welcome relief for us and our industry,



How Does Alcohol Affect Your Sleep?

For most people, a glass of wine before bed sounds like a luxurious nighttime ritual—it’s delicious and it gets you in the mindset for relaxation


TTB Addresses Calorie Labeling

If you’re in the wine business, we hope you’ll bookmark the wine labeling home page so you can access it whenever you have questions about wine labels and Certificates of Label Approval (COLAs).


Alcohol on labels – how accurate?

Consumers take comfort in the fact that alcohol levels have to be stated on wine labels, but how accurate are they?


The use of varietal as a term, its history and passing practicality

Naming wines after the grape species used in their making,” as opposed to the use of “generic titles–its-history-and-passing-practicality




8 of the Best Tequila Cocktails for Winter

Tequila is often boxed in as a summer spirit, to be used in ice- cold Palomas and frozen Margaritas

The Logo Evolution of Guinness Over Time

In the 260-plus years since its inception, Guinness has certainly evolved as a brand. Its logo,

Let’s Talk Mythology: Who Are The Gods of Wine?

The gods of myth may be known for drink ambrosia, but I assure you a well-known Greek god by the name of Dionysus was very familiar with the ambrosia of the 21st century – wine.



The term “Wine Educator” is a broad-based title and a bit difficult to define



From industry insights with expert guests and guided tastings to tips on home brewing and beyond, there’s something for everyone.

Ste. Michelle Launches Wine-Based Spritzers, Lower-Calorie Wines

Woodinville, Washington-based Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has debuted two new labels. Launching with Grapefruit and Passion Fruit flavors, the new Fruit & Flower Spritzers are wine-based spritzers that come packaged in 250-ml. cans and are retail priced at $11 a 2-pack. The spritzers accompany the wider Fruit & Flower brand, which was introduced earlier this year and features a variety of still and sparkling wines.

Elsewhere, Ste. Michelle’s new Evenly label is targeting the health-conscious consumer with a line of four wines—Chardonnay, red blend, Papaya & Honeysuckle white, and Dragon Fruit & Orange Blossom rosé—that all clock in at 100 calories or less, contain zero sugar, and are available in 750-ml. ($15) or 375-ml. ($8) bottlings.

Wineries Turn Their Backs on VinItaly

While the majority of the producers at the fair are Italian, vintners from other countries, including the United States, France and Chile are also present

Italy’s grape with the mysterious name

A wine called Lagrein (pronounced la-green, la-gran or even la-grain. There is no universally accepted pronunciation of Lagrein.)

What You Need to Know About Chianti Classico DOCG

You may be wondering what the difference between Chianti and Chianti Classico is. Truthfully, it’s pretty monumental.

Cheap wine tastes better if we’re told it’s expensive, study finds

According to a team of experts at Basel University in Switzerland, cheap wine is perceived as more pleasant when we’re told it’s expensive.

Barolo in the 21st century: transcending the modern vs. traditional binary

Until the late 1900s, for the most part, awareness of Barolo’s wines stretched scarcely more than a dozen miles from La Morra.

What Your Chardonnay’s Hue Says About How It Was Made

The color in your glass may hold clues about how the wine was made and how it will taste.

American Wine History has Deep Midwestern Roots

With 20 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) across six states, here’s your guide to some of the most notable wine regions of the Midwest.

Can Dogs Detect Wine-Tainting Molecules?

To train dogs to detect 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA), a molecule that imparts a musty odor and flavor to wine, rendering it undrinkable

You know your DOC from your IGT. But what about your PAT?

PAT stands for prodotto agroalimentare tradizionale or traditional [food-]agricultural product. It was created by the Italian agricultural ministry in 2000 as a means to retain the designation status of traditional food products in Italy as the EU overhaul began to take shape

For Some States, Prohibition Didn’t End When the 21st Amendment Passed

While most states adhered to the new federal regulations, several held onto the 18th Amendment’s teetotaling remnants.

New Bombay

Bombay Sapphire gin has launched a line of canned cocktails. The new ready-to-drink offerings—Bombay Sapphire Gin & Tonic and Bombay Sapphire Gin & Tonic Light—mark the Bacardi brand’s entry into the canned cocktail space. The cocktails are packaged in 4-packs of 250-ml. cans, retail priced at $13. Bombay Sapphire canned cocktails are currently rolling out nationwide.

Why Do So Few Breweries Ship Their Beer Directly to Customers?

Getting beer shipped in the United States isn’t as easy as it could be.



A Village-by-Village Guide to Chianti Classico

Of Italy’s flagship wines, none create more consumer confusion, and the trouble starts with its name


The Reason Non-Alcoholic Wine Is Surging In Popularity

The major draw in the direction of alcohol-free spirits is health and wellness.


What is rosé wine and how is it made?

Rosé wine is probably one of the least understood and overrated types of wine.


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

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