Liquor Industry News 06-07-21

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By: Mark C Lenzi



Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Finding High-Quality Italian Wine – The Key Signs to Look Out For

All the Shortcuts Tequila Brands Take, and How to Spot Them

5 Great Cocktails to Make with Wine

Just One Tenth of Plastic Can Carriers Get Re-Used Or Recycled in Massachusetts

A number of factors have combined to create a perfect storm in which carriers end up in the hands of consumers who pitch them into their curbside recycling bins because manufacturers market them as “100% recyclable.


The Handy Guide to Wine and Steak Pairing

Pairing Wine and Steak is one of the essential match-ups in your wine journey.


In Barolo, 11 Distinct Villages Create the King of Wines

Traditionally, Barolo has been made by blending Nebbiolo from different vineyards and from more than one of the 11 villages.



New Two Chicks

  • Las Vegas-based Two Chicks Cocktails is extending with two new expressions, Cranberry Tartini and Sparkling Lemon Strawberry Kiss. Retailing at $16 a four-pack of 12-ounce cans, the new entries join Citrus Margarita, Vodka Fizz, Apple Gimlet, Paloma, and others in the Two Chicks range, which is at 5% abv and has less than 100 calories a can. Two Chicks is present at retailers including Walgreens, Walmart, CVS (Midwest), Meijer, Cost Plus World Market, BevMo, and Total Wine & More among others. Two Chicks reached 105,000 9-liter cases last year, according to Impact Databank, up from 17,000 cases a year earlier.


Fresh, Crisp and Savory: The Indigenous White Wine Grapes of Northern Italy

Ubiquitous and often uninspiring, Pinot Grigio is the best-known Italian white wine. And while there are some good, and even great, bottlings, Italy has so much more to offer.


Beginners wine guide: A-Z of all the grape varieties

Make new discoveries, explore what all the fuss is about.

Young couple drinking wine together at a garden party


What’s Causing Your Wine Headache? It Might Not Be Sulfites

Instead of sulfites, Parker-Thomson writes, the culprit is more likely to be a group of compounds called biogenic amines (BA).


New Bread And Butter

Impact “Hot Brand” Bread & Butter, part of the WX Brands portfolio, is launching its first sparkling wine. Bread & Butter Prosecco DOC is debuting nationally, retailing at $16 a 750-ml. The new extra dry bubbly joins a Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé in the Bread & Butter range, which grew 88% to 880,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.


How Good Are ‘Better for You’ Wines?

The emerging category of wines is marketed as a healthier option; we subjected them to blind tasting


The Evolution of Physiology of the Glass Wine Bottle

Let’s review three aspects of the physiology of the wine bottle.


How to cope with the heat by drinking wine

Which wines are best for the summer season and how can we enjoy them anywhere?


The Difference Between Johnnie Walker and Dewar’s, Explained

Whether you’re a longtime Scotch drinker or just dipping your toes into the category, keep reading to learn how these two classics stack up.


5 Great Cocktails to Make with Wine

There are in fact quite a few classic and modern cocktails that incorporate numerous styles of wine as major components in their flavor profiles



Get ready to be mind blown, disgusted, pissed, and converted by the end of this post. I’m talking all about natural v. conventional wine and it’s about to get REAL.


The Difference Between Laphroaig and Lagavulin, Explained

Though separated by a mere mile on the island’s south coast, Laphroaig and Lagavulin retain their own individual characteristics.


New Benovia Cab

Russian River Valley-based Benovia Winery, known for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, is introducing its first Cabernet Sauvignon offerings. They include a Cooley Vineyard Cabernet from northern Sonoma County ($100), and an Oakville Cabernet ($125) from the Napa Valley. Both are small-production wines, like Benovia’s single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay bottlings, which are allocated directly to consumers and distributed to select restaurants around the country.


How to tell the difference between cheap and expensive wine

t can take a fair bit of practice to tell a cheap wine from a more expensive one but once you get the hang of it, you’ll understand why it’s definitely worth paying a little bit more for what’s in your glass.

The Effect of Ambient Light Brightness on Intensity of Flavor Perception

It is well documented that there are many different kinds of stimuli that can affect one’s dining experience in a restaurant or shopping experience in a wine shop (or any other retail shop for that matter).

All the Shortcuts Tequila Brands Take, and How to Spot Them

Those “alterations” are often made by inserting additives — like artificial flavorings or chemicals — that are almost never listed on the label.


Here are five wine regions to discover that aren’t in Europe.

The tech startup that taught a computer to taste wine

A California startup that taught a computer to “taste” wine is using the technology to help winemakers improve their products and attract new customers.

Finding High-Quality Italian Wine – The Key Signs to Look Out For

How can you figure out which Italian wines are of a quality high enough for you to justify a purchase during a period where money is a little tighter than it used to be?


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

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A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

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