Liquor Industry News 08-30-21

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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08-30-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine Drinkers Know Less, Don’t Care

The Best & Worst Beer in America—Ranked!

Five Johnnie Walker Black Riffs on Classic Cocktails

The NFL teams with the drunkest fans in 2021

Wow we are number 30! Hmmm hate to go to those other stadiums

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/08/ranked-the-nfl-teams-with-the-drunkest-fans-in-2021/

 

MA Packies push for more beer and wine licenses

The proposal, filed by the Massachusetts Package Store Association, also calls for tightening ID requirements for sellers and increasing penalties for businesses caught selling alcohol to minors.

https://www.eagletribune.com/news/packies-push-for-more-beer-and-wine-licenses/article_44f4c9df-e72b-530a-9b0e-69d5625bb836.html

 

Hot dog and beer pairings that always hit a flavor home run

While some people might have to step outside of their comfort zone, the reality is that these food and beverage pairings might be better than peanuts and Cracker Jack.

https://foodsided.com/2021/08/15/hot-dog-and-beer-pairings/

The Difference Between White Claw and Truly, Explained

Keep reading to learn more about how these two giants, which continue to influence America’s drinking culture, compare.

https://vinepair.com/articles/white-claw-vs-truly-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=10d3832d48-AUG_16_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-10d3832d48-38937345&mc_cid=10d3832d48&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

8 Things You Should Know About Twisted Tea

Keep reading for eight more things you didn’t know about the malt-based beverage that started the trend.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-twisted-tea-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=10d3832d48-AUG_16_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-10d3832d48-38937345&mc_cid=10d3832d48&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

New Cutwater

Cutwater Spirits has debuted two new regionally inspired canned cocktails. First up is Orange Smash, a blend of Cutwater’s vodka and orange soda. It’s at 7% abv and is available in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington D.C. The second new release is called Huckleberry Spritz and is aimed at the western U.S. The cocktail is also at 7% abv and is available in Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Colorado. Additionally, Huckleberry Spritz can be shipped to Wyoming, Oregon, and Utah.

Moms with young kids increased drinking by 323% after start of pandemic: study

More women disproportionately reported exceeding the recommended drinking guidelines than men between April and November 2020.

https://nypost.com/2021/08/15/moms-with-kids-increased-drinking-by-323-after-start-of-covid/

 

Don’t be made to feel guilty about drinking wine

Does moderate drinking behave as a proxy for some other health-enhancing behaviours?

https://wineanorak.com/2021/08/15/dont-be-made-to-feel-guilty-about-drinking-wine/

 

Has the hard seltzer bubble popped?

Hard seltzer remains a long-term source of growth for the alcohol industry

https://www.fooddive.com/news/has-the-hard-seltzer-bubble-popped-analysts-and-beer-makers-say-not-so-fas/604683/

 

THE EVOLUTION OF WINE LABELS, AND WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THEM

The earliest known wine labels, discovered in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs, date back to 1550 B.C. or earlier.

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/the-evolution-of-wine-labels-and-what-we-can-learn-from-them/

 

Do Low-Yield Vines Really Make Better Wines?

The idea that low-yielding wines are better can be traced as far as Roman poet Virgil.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/08/16/low-yield-vines-better-wine/

 

 

Mariah Carey launches Irish Cream liqueur brand Black Irish

The never-ending wave of celebrity drinks brands is showing no signs of crashing against the rocks anytime soon,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/08/mariah-carey-launches-irish-cream-liqueur-brand-black-irish/

 

Five Johnnie Walker Black Riffs on Classic Cocktails

The liquid boasts a wide range of complex flavors, and when paired with the right ingredients, each flavor profile can be elevated.

https://vinepair.com/articles/five-johnnie-walker-black-riffs-on-classic-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=80820cc0a0-AUGUST_18_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-80820cc0a0-38937345&mc_cid=80820cc0a0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Can We Taste Color?

Color gives lots of clues in blind tastings. Reds lose color with age; whites get darker

https://timatkin.com/can-we-taste-colour/

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Puglian Wines

What do you know about Puglian wines?

https://www.drinksandco.co.uk/blog/a-beginners-guide-to-puglian-wines

 

The Origins of the Names of Famous Italian Wines

The names of the wines that you love didn’t come out of nowhere.

https://blog.xtrawine.com/en/the-origins-of-the-names-of-famous-italian-wines/

 

Vermont wine industry shows room for growth

Vermont’s wine industry has undergone several recent changes with some familiar vineyards changing ownership or shutting down

https://www.wcax.com/2021/08/17/vermont-wine-industry-shows-room-growth/

 

WINE CATEGORY BECOMES MORE EGALITARIAN AS CONSUMER WINE KNOWLEDGE DECLINES

In terms of global wine consumer trends, there are two seemingly contrasting trajectories taking place.

https://www.wineintelligence.com/wine-category-becomes-more-egalitarian-as-consumer-wine-knowledge-declines/

 

 

Ten Things to Know About Kosher Wine

So, just how different is kosher wine from the non-kosher stuff?

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/08/18/ten-things-to-know-about-kosher-wine

 

Scientists discover ‘brain switch’ that can cause or prevent binge drinking

Swedish researchers have found a trigger in the brain that, when manipulated, can determine whether a person will continue drinking past the point of enjoyment, or stop drinking when it’s no longer fun.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/08/scientists-discover-brain-switch-that-can-cause-or-prevent-binge-drinking/

The Best & Worst Beer in America—Ranked!

A ranking of some of the most popular and commonly consumed beers in America.

https://www.eatthis.com/best-worst-beer-in-america/

Amazing Pinot Noir Wine Facts

Find out the basics to Pinot Noir wine as well as some interesting facts that make it so unique.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/pinot-noir-wine-facts/

 

Captain Morgan creates RTD cocktails

The line comprises three cocktails: Tropical Punch, Mai Tai and Long Island Iced Tea.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/08/captain-morgan-creates-rtd-cocktails/

 


Wine Drinkers Know Less, Don’t Care

There is some evidence that people who know less might even be spending more.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/08/wine-drinkers-know-less-dont-care

 

 

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