Liquor Industry News 07-26-21

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By: Mark C Lenzi



Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

6 More Things Everyone Should Know About American Wine Labels

Treasury launches into hard seltzer category

The New Rules of Wine Glasses? There are No Rules.


Exploring the Global Footprint of Italy’s Star Grape

Sangiovese currently accounts for about 10% of Italy’s total grapes.



No kick from shampanskoye: new law falling flat at upscale Moscow bars

These are confounding times for the Russian capital’s fine wine and champagne bars

French minister strongly backs Champagne producers over new Russian law on fizz

Champagne producers were blindsided by the new Russian law on fizz passed by Vladimir Putin,


Labeling Australian Prosecco

Today there are 120ha of Prosecco planted across 11 Australian regions,

Molson Coors Kills Off Coors Seltzer

Now, in the heat of the summer, a major name is getting out of the game.


The 16 Best Hard Kombuchas (2021)

Brewed from a base of tea and sugar and fermented with yeast and bacteria, hard kombucha is gaining traction


Wine Not Invited to Cool Kids’ Party

Wine is getting outplayed in the race to reach new consumers.


The New Rules of Wine Glasses? There are No Rules.

During shutdowns, our homes became casual, judgment-free spaces where our interpretations reshaped our connection to what and how we eat and drink.



Did you know 99% of wine should be consumed the day you buy it or shortly after?


Making your mark – the curious world of drinks patents

The colorful world of drinks patents, from Veuve Cliquot’s signature yellow shade to the ‘beerbrella’.

The Italian Grapes Making Their Mark in California

It’s no surprise that grapes with Italian origins have taken root in California.

What’s the Difference Between Light Rum and Dark Rum?

With rum, there is relatively little universal regulation, so many producers get away with labeling bottles misleadingly.

Treasury launches into hard seltzer category

Two canned hard seltzers – a lime bitters, and raspberry and black pepper – in order to appeal to a younger generation.


Israel’s Negev Desert could help winegrowers survive climate change

Traditional winegrowing regions struggling with drought and wildfires as a result of climate change are looking to vineyards in the barren Negev desert for guidance.

Colored Wine Glasses Are Making a Comeback

It’s no secret that vintage-inspired furniture and antique home decor are all the rage, and our glassware is following suit.

The Mysteries of the Mousse

When a glass of sparkling wine is poured, tiny fibres in the glass form ‘bubble nurseries’


Here are the four types of palates for wine drinkers

Truth is, there is hard evidence we all taste things differently. God made us that way.



Saint-Emilion Wine Classification in Question After Châteaux Cheval Blanc and Ausone Quit

In a move that’s upsetting tradition in the Bordeaux region, two prestigious producers have pulled out of the Saint-Emilion wine classification system.


Millennials are turning to non-alcoholic beer, but nutritionists stress it’s not a health drink

Many non-alcoholic beers have been marketed as an option for health-conscience people who enjoy the taste of beer, but don’t want the aftereffects of alcohol.


New Vodka

Finlandia vodka is introducing a new Botanical range of 30% abv bottlings in Cucumber & Mint and Wildberry & Rose flavors. Retailing at $16 a 750-ml., the newcomers have no artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, or added sugars, and are gluten-free, with 73 calories a serving. Recommended with sparkling water, tonic, or lemonade, they’re currently available now in Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, Texas, and Washington, ahead of a larger rollout. Finlandia is part of the Brown-Forman portfolio.



Pussycat Dolls singers front hard seltzer launch

Available in four variants – cherry, cranberry raspberry, lemon lime, and mango – the range is made from 100% ‘natural’ ingredients, is free from sugar and carbohydrates, and contains 85 calories per can.


Consumer Study by Drizly Paints Picture of How Americans will Buy and Enjoy Alcoholic Beverages

Surprisingly, less than a third of adults surveyed could accurately describe what hard seltzer is.


Good #ucking Wine Wins WSWA Wine Brand Battle

In 2019, the Supreme Court ruled on a profanity case and determined that profanity could in fact be trademarked.


How to Select Wine for Your Wedding

Your wine selection can really make or break your reception (and budget).


‘Witchcraft’ practices of Biodynamics

Biodynamic farming is being damned by a group of Italian scientists who have started a petition, claiming that the practice is witchcraft.

Portuguese producer Sogrape co-develops kit to restore sense of smell in Covid patients

An all-natural kit to help retrain the sense of smell in patients with olfactory diseases such as Covid-19.


Labeling affects recyclability of your aluminum beer cans

Used aluminum drink cans can be recycled and back on shelves as new drink cans in as little as 60 days.


6 More Things Everyone Should Know About American Wine Labels

Terminology on US wine labels is not as concrete as it may seem.


How is the term “estate” regulated on wine labels in the U.S.?

In order to call a wine “estate bottled,” specific criteria must be met


New Non Alcohol Wines

New Zealand’s Giesen Winery is adding to its non-alcohol wine range. Giesen’s new entries include a New Zealand 0% Rosé and 0% Pinot Gris. Both are launching first in New Zealand, and the 0% Rosé will be coming to the U.S. in early 2022. They join the original Giesen 0% Sauvignon Blanc ($15) in the range. “There has been tremendous response to Giesen’s non-alcohol wines. The 0% Sauvignon Blanc exceeded our forecast and expectations, showing the clear consumer demand for high-quality offerings in the NA category,” said Mark Giordano, president of Giesen’s importer Pacific Highway Wines.



11 Of the Best Boozy Ice Pops for Summer, Tasted and Ranked

The category — though still growing — is already vast, with bases ranging from wine and beer, to rum, agave spirit, and vodka.


They want to age wine in the ocean off Santa Barbara

Even in a state known for wine innovation and a willingness to embrace new fads, it was a quirky idea: aging bottles of wine at the bottom of the ocean, about a mile off Santa Barbara.


‘Sunshine in a Bottle’: 10 of Our Favorite Limoncellos

Il Tramonto Limoncello; $20, 89 points.



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

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