Liquor Industry News 03-29-21

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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

Wine Bloggers: An Endangered Species

6 of the Best Bourbon Cocktails for Spring

Is Guinness really ‘good for you’?

A cheese-lover’s guide to beer & cheese pairings

Some advice when it comes to pairing these complex and pungent flavors.


Free Bushmills

Proximo Spirits’ Bushmills has teamed up with NBA team the Boston Celtics for a new partnership that will last through the 2023 season and see the brand creating a series of activations and contests tailored to the team alongside custom TV spots. To celebrate the beginning of the partnership, Bushmills is offering to buy Massachusetts-based Celtics fans a whiskey. Through July 31, 2021, fans can purchase a Bushmills from a local bar or restaurant, upload their receipt to Bushmills’ website, and receive up to $6 back via Venmo, PayPal, or Amazon.


PBR Releases 4 Fruity Hard Tea Seltzers Just in Time for Spring

Hard Tea Seltzers that come in four flavors: Raspberry Black Tea, Peach Black Tea, Pineapple Passionfruit Black Tea, and Lemon Black Tea.

How To Fake Your Way Through A Wine Tasting So No One Knows You’re Just There For The Alcohol

It’s surprisingly simple to appear more knowledgeable than you actually are.

Exploring Vernaccia di San Gimignano

It’s a bit of an oddity in the world of white wines. Whites are usually valued for their acidity and range of aromas, but Vernaccia di San Gimignano has relatively low acidity and is low in aromas.

The Cerasuolos

Two Italian wines use the term cerasuolo in their titles:

Have Italian Wine Laws Become A Counter-Productive Farce?

After years of seeing more and more Italian wines being granted official recognition as among the finest wines being produced, the claims have started to pale to the point where one wonders what there is to believe anymore.

What is the Sweet Spot for Low Alcohol Wines?

The good news is that the US wine industry is finally listening to consumer requests for lower alcohol/lower calorie wines. The bad news is there is not agreement on what this category really means in terms of alcohol level.


19 Crimes Drops New Rosé with Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg and 19 Crimes launch their newest wine: Snoop Cali Rosé.


Georgian Wine Export to the US Increased by 30% in 2020

Recently the American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE) published statistics on wine imports from Georgia for the 1997-2020 period.


Wine in an Alcohol-free Future

Are alcohol-free drinks just a fad? Not according to some industry professionals.


How do people choose which wine to buy? An informal survey

This is a question that comes up for wine lovers all the time.


What Does ‘Dry Red Wine’ Mean?

It’s definitely a tricky term


Cîroc launches Summer Citrus spirit drink

Cîroc Summer Citrus is described as a ‘full-bodied’ spirit made with vodka distilled from French grapes and infused with ‘natural’ orange and citrus flavors.


Is Guinness really ‘good for you’?

We researched the beer’s history and talked to brewing experts and break out the good, the not-so-great and the ingenuity of Guinness.


Duckhorn IPO: 5 things to know about Napa Valley wine’s first debut in decades

The St. Helena, Calif. company started out 45 years ago making Merlot wines in Napa Valley


Wine’s alcohol by volume is important to know, but it can also be misleading

Here is information that can be relevant and informative. But there is no assurance the number is accurate. In fact, it is a good bet it is not.


Wines Least Likely to Give You a Hangover

Few ailments that can ruin your night faster than a wine headache.


6 of the Best Bourbon Cocktails for Spring

Tired of that Toddy? Read on for the ultimate list of the best bourbon drinks to sip as you watch the flowers bloom.



Because “funky” is often associated with wines that show bacteriological activity like brett or volatile acidity, people striving to promote “clean” wines



Truly Lemonade Boozy Freeze Pops Are Coming and Summer Will Never Be the Same

Hard seltzer fans will soon be able to enjoy Truly Lemonade freeze pops, which will come in three flavors: Strawberry Lemonade, Mango Lemonade, and Original Lemonade.


New White Claw

White Claw has unveiled a new hard seltzer iced tea. Made with brewed tea, the newcomer is gluten-free, has 100 calories and is at 5% abv, in line with the rest of the White Claw portfolio. It’s rolling out nationally in a variety 12-pack featuring four flavors: lemon, raspberry, mango, and peach. Mark Anthony’s White Claw leads all seltzer brands by a wide margin, as it registered dollar sales of $1.85 billion (+142%) in IRI channels in the first 11 months of 2020.


Gallo Wants To Build Bottling Plant In South Carolina

E& J. Gallo plans to build a new bottling plant in South Carolina, a facility that would serve as Gallo’s main hub east of the Mississippi, according to various reports.


The Worst Reason To Drink Wine, Says Science

If you’re drinking wine for all of the health benefits it could have, you may want to put a cork in it, according to science.




iI’s a ‘lower calorie’ Chardonnay that boasts “only 85 calories, no sugar and 3 grams of carbs per serving”, according to the producer, Jackson Family Wines.


Why we need greater transparency on wine labeling

Where do you stand on providing more ingredient information on wine labeling?


How Etsy Became the One-Stop Shop for ‘Mama Needs Wine’ Merch

“Mama Needs Wine” returns 18,400,000 Google Search results, and the first return, ahead of Amazon, Target, and even Facebook, is for Etsy.

Wine Bloggers: An Endangered Species

Many of the links I visited were simply broken—the sites at which so many bloggers poured out their passion for wine—missing or deleted.



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