Liquor Industry News 06-28-21

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By: Mark C Lenzi



Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products


What’s Really in Your Canned Cocktail?

DIY Rosé Popsicles Are This Summer’s Favorite Refreshers

Why Ancient Greeks Mixed Wine With Seawater

Seawater gives the wine a curious salinity which mixes with the sweetness of the grape and produces a delicate taste, while at the same time preserving the wine longer.


8 Things You Should Know About 1800 Tequila

Here are eight more things you should know about 1800 Tequila.


How to read a German wine label

Reading a German wine label might seem daunting at first, but once you’ve established your own likes, it’s actually pretty easy to match up the information on the text to your taste preferences


Two ‘cult’ wines battle it out over name usage

Two Californian wineries have gone to court to settle the issue once and for all over which one is entitled to call their product ‘Cult’.

What Can I Use as a Substitute for Simple Syrup?

Simple syrup is incredibly easy to make, so if you’re looking for a substitute simply because you’ve run out, don’t worry, just make more.


Why You Should Be Aging Your Rosé

Many think of pink wine as a signifier of spring, to be drunk immediately upon release the year after the vintage.



The Differences Between Mountain and Valley Wines, Explained

Elevation is the most obvious influence on wines made from grapes grown in these areas. It also impacts factors like fog, topography, soil type and diurnal range, or difference in day and night temperatures.


Scottie Pippen Is Launching a Bourbon

The NBA legend has been very hands-on with every aspect of Digits Bourbon, from tasting and blending to pasting labels on bottles.


How Your Deceiving Eyes Can Change the Taste of Wine

As anyone who’s had one too many can attest, wine can really do a number on the brain.


EWA takes single malt whisky diploma online

The Scottish Qualifications Authority-certified diploma is the only one of its kind, and is the Edinburgh Whisky Academy’s highest qualification.


DIY Rosé Popsicles Are This Summer’s Favorite Refreshers

Think of these popsicles as frosé’s Gen Z cousin, taking old trends and making them cool again.


Is the world ready for the ‘gamification’ of wine?

Are we ready to accept a gaming element to our wine purchases?


The many styles of Lambrusco

The vitis rupestris vines survive better than those of the vitis vinifera vines in the Romagna part of the region where sangiovese rules.

A (very short) history of Lambrusco, Italy’s true “wine of the people”

Many wine historians believe that Lambrusco was the first grape to be used for wine production in Italy.




The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has approved a new American viticultural area (AVA) in Washington State. The agency is set to establish the new 16,870-acre “The Burn of Columbia Valley” AVA in south central Washington, known colloquially as “The Burn.” The Burn is located in the southwest corner of the Columbia Valley, between the Columbia Gorge and the Horse Heaven Hills AVAs on the banks of the Columbia River. Ste Michelle Wine Estates labels Borne of Fire Cabernet Sauvignon ($25) and Chardonnay ($14) are among the first wines to claim exclusive sourcing from the new AVA.

Meet Washington’s newest AVAs

White Bluffs – which was approved today by the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) along with The Burn of Columbia Valley – is the biggest slam dunk.


Coravin Continues to Revolutionize the Wine Industry with Reveal of New Sparkling System

The portable, easy-to-use system pairs a secure, universal-fit stopper with a hand-held charging unit to maintain sparkling wine’s carbonation level between pours, providing two weeks of preservation.



Champagne Myths, Separating Fact from Fiction

The world of Champagne and sparkling wine is packed with myths and half truths.

What’s Really in Your Canned Cocktail?

In general, a wide range of ingredients are added or removed from canned cocktails for safety and shelf stability.

How to Hold a Wine Glass in Any Situation

There is a lot of debate about the correct way to hold a wine glass.


How Two Centuries of Failure Finally Birthed American Wine

How funny to think, then, that for somewhere in the neighborhood of two and a half centuries, Americans failed almost universally to produce any potable wine.


The 6 Wine Styles to Know Right Now

It can be difficult to keep up with the ever-changing world of wine.


Chianti Classico wineries approve new subzones

Chianti Classico’s council said the move was intended to allow village names on bottle labels


How sweet it is

Just make sure your wine has some sugar in it and many folks will buy it.



How This Armenian Wine Company Is Disrupting the Wine Industry

Armenia has a long and rich history in winemaking dating back over 6,000 years.



6 Italian White Wines That Are Hugely Underrated

Let’s take a look at some great Italian white wines that deserve their day in the sun.




What’s worse: picking a cheap wine only for it to be terrible, or picking an expensive wine only for it to be average?


D.O. Cava Launches the First Certified Online Cava Training School

Open to wine professionals all over the world

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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

Sounds pretty good these days.

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