Liquor Industry News 07-12-21

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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07-12-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Most Popular Beer Trends Right Now, Say Experts

Nip Ban Takes Effect In Mashpee, Despite Objections

What are you getting with ‘organic’ wine?

 

What Is Lambrusco and Why You Need to Drink It This Summer

The Emilia-Romagna region is known for many varietals, but is most famous for Lambrusco.

https://www.delish.com/food/a19781844/what-is-lambrusco/

 

Why We’re Still Drinking Gin & Tonics After 170+ Years

For well over a century, the gin & tonic has reigned as one of the most popular cocktails in the world

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/gin-tonic-history/

 

Wineries continue to enjoy success, growth in the Granite State

Their most popular is Peanut Butter and Jelly wine made with real peanut butter

https://www.unionleader.com/nh/food/wineries-continue-to-enjoy-success-growth-in-the-granite-state/article_9ba64732-23bb-5ba3-9830-988ebc71a351.html

 

The world’s first sommelier was a woman.

We find that the first deity associated with wine and — more significantly — wine service was Hebe, the daughter of Zeus and Hera.

https://dobianchi.com/2021/06/25/the-worlds-first-sommelier-was-a-woman/

 

What Makes a Cocktail ‘Skinny’?

A skinny cocktail is any cocktail that is lower in calories than its original version, or a low-calorie cocktail with no full-calorie equivalent.

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-makes-a-cocktail-skinny/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=11128fbcca-JUNE_29_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-11128fbcca-38937345&mc_cid=11128fbcca&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What Are the Worst Trends in Wine Right Now?

To find out which fads are on their way out, we asked 10 of the industry’s top professionals what they think are the worst trends in wine right now.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wa-10-wine-pros-worst-trends/

 

Why Aren’t There More 100-point Wines?

Scoring wine has always been something of a contentious issue.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/06/why-arent-there-more-100-point-wines

 

Why did the Ancients Like Salty Wine?

Why was saltwater added to the mixture?

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history/wine-0015502

 

Historical Wines of Portugal:

Portugal has an important winemaking sector, currently holding the seventh largest vineyard area in the world and ranking first globally in terms of dedicated share of total planted agricultural area

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2021/06/27/historical-wines-of-portugal-the-classification-consumer-associations-and-marketing-implications/

 

How Small Label Changes Can Spike or Sink Wine Sales

Winemakers and branding experts shared their insights on which often-surprising minor adjustments have juiced their sales.

https://www.liquor.com/how-label-changes-affect-wine-sales-5190537

 

How Many Carbs Are Found in Wine?

If you’re counting carbs it doesn’t mean you have to cut out wine, at least not altogether

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/how-many-carbs-in-wine/

 

What Does ‘Bitter’ Mean in Wine?

What does it mean for wine to be bitter, and could it be a good thing?

https://www.winemag.com/2021/06/29/bitter-wine-meaning/

 

Pulling Wisdom Teeth Can Improve Long-Term Taste Function

Patients who had their wisdom teeth extracted had improved tasting abilities decades after having the surgery

https://www.miragenews.com/pulling-wisdom-teeth-can-improve-long-term-587029/

 

How Much Does That Wine Bottle Weigh?

What can a wine producer do to improve sustainability and signal it clearly to consumers?

https://wineeconomist.com/2021/06/29/wine-bottle/

 

It’s Nearly Impossible to Get Canadian Wine in the U.S. Here’s Why.

Wineries, importers, trade reps and sommeliers claim 99 reasons why it’s hard to find Canadian wine in the U.S., but quality isn’t one of them.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/06/29/canadian-wine-distribution-america/

 

Comprehensive guide to South American wine published

Called The South America Wine Guide, the 528-page book is based on a decade of research and interviews conducted by Barnes while living on the continent.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/06/comprehensive-guide-to-south-american-wine-published/

 

The 8 Best Vodkas for Moscow Mules, Ranked

Of course, it’s practically a legal requirement to mention that this drink almost single-handedly propelled vodka to becoming the most popular spirit in America.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-vodka-moscow-mule/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=beb621de21-JUNE_30_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-beb621de21-38937345&mc_cid=beb621de21&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Indiana Rye whiskey granted official status

Craft distillers in Indiana scored a big win this week when a new bill was passed allowing distillers to label their product with the term “Indiana Rye” whiskey.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/07/indiana-rye-whiskey-granted-official-status/

 

Elegant and Crisp: The Indigenous White Wine Grapes of Central Italy

Central Italy is home to classic white wines made from native grapes that yield dry, delicious pours with character and energy.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/05/31/central-italy-white-wine-guide/

 

Aromas in Wine: 25 of the Most Common Wine Aromas Explained

When it comes to wine tasting, deciphering the numerous aromas in wine isn’t necessarily easy for everyone

http://www.palmandvine.com/aromas-in-wine-25-of-the-most-common-wine-aromas-explained/

 

The Difference Between Corona and Modelo Beers, Explained

Keep reading to learn more about how these two iconic brands from south of the border stack up.

https://vinepair.com/articles/corona-vs-modelo-beers-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3e5fdf0a84-JUNE_24_2021_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3e5fdf0a84-38937345&mc_cid=3e5fdf0a84&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why aren’t sulphite levels on wine labels

Hence the lack of what would otherwise be a useful ingredient labelling: frustrating for producers as well as customers.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/sulphur-dioxide-and-sulphites-wine-labels-ask-decanter-458624/

 

Let the USPS ship alcohol. It will help post office finances and raise spirits nationwide.

For decades, winemakers have been legally allowed to ship bottles of wine directly to customers via private shipping companies.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/06/30/beer-wine-liquor-let-post-office-ship-direct-to-consumers/7789483002/

 

What are you getting with ‘organic’ wine?

In the U.S., organic wine falls into two categories: “organic wine” and “wine made with organically grown grapes.”

https://www.reporternews.com/story/life/columnists/2021/06/29/gus-clemens-what-you-getting-organic-wine/5348109001/

 

3 Wine Slush Recipes

Why stop at frosé? Frozen wine cocktails are your new summer go-to.

https://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/brunch-cocktails/frozen-wine-cocktails

 

Franciacorta: A Sparkling DOCG Wine Appellation

Franciacorta still remains undiscovered by many Americans, even by those who love sparkling wines.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/irenelevine/2021/07/01/franciacorta-a-sparkling-docg-wine-appellation/?sh=1b82b12065ed

 

How Daniel Daou has discovered the European soul of Paso Robles

At an elevation of around 650 metres, the property encompasses 280 hectares, of which around 81 is planted to vines.

http://www.the-buyer.net/tasting/wine/daniel-daou-paso-robles/

 

10 Frothy, Delicious Egg White Cocktails to Try

Eggs are famously versatile for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—they’re even delicious in cocktails.

https://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/best-egg-white-cocktails

 

The 12 Best Gins for Gin and Tonics

Gin & Tonics are the coffee of the cocktail world — difficult to fully appreciate at first but once you jump on board, you wonder how you ever lived without them.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-gins-for-gin-and-tonics/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=baeb02c753-July_2_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-baeb02c753-38937345&mc_cid=baeb02c753&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Nip Ban Takes Effect In Mashpee, Despite Objections

A ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages packaged in miniature plastic “nip” bottles went into effect in Mashpee this week, despite objections by liquor store owners.

https://www.capenews.net/mashpee/news/nip-ban-takes-effect-in-mashpee-despite-objections/article_29467504-790f-5640-a34c-87ccf6fc027a.html

 

“Ingredient Labeling: A Look Back”

Ridge was the first California winery to list every ingredient used in making a wine on all its labels.

https://www.ridgewine.com/about/news/ingredient-labeling-a-look-back-by-paul-draper/

 

THAT’S AMARONE

As a country with thousands of indigenous varieties, Italy’s wine culture runs the depth and breadth of styles.

https://www.gulfshorelife.com/2021/07/01/thats-amarone/

 

‘Champagne sorbet’ dispute sees new court ruling

An ice cream flavor described as ‘Champagne sorbet’ and briefly sold by Aldi Süd in Germany several years ago could have been misleading for consumers, according to the Munich Higher Regional Court.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/champagne-sorbet-dispute-sees-new-court-ruling-461227/

 

Americans are drinking smaller amounts of beer with greater alcohol content, says new research

Americans are consuming more craft beer with higher alcohol content but are drinking less beer by volume.

https://www.northcentralpa.com/life/americans-are-drinking-smaller-amounts-of-beer-with-greater-alcohol-content-says-new-research/article_a4bf6168-da2d-11eb-96d7-5b38f85c74ce.html

 

 

The Most Popular Beer Trends Right Now, Say Experts

Now, as tastes begin to stabilize again, the minds behind an app that sells over 10,000 beers are revealing what’s all the rage in beer based on customers’ latest picks.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-most-popular-beer-trends-right-now-say-experts/

 

 

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