Liquor Industry News 09-13-21

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS, OWE, IWM*

09-13-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How Winemaker’s Know It’s Harvest Time

Bud Light Releases Pumpkin Spice and Toasted Marshmallow Hard Seltzers

Canteen launches canned gin Spritzes

 

 

French bitter over wine study

A British institution will this week rubbish France’s perennial claim that its unique soil and climatic conditions are responsible for producing some of the world’s finest wines.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/mar/20/france.foodanddrink

 

7 Ways to Open a Beer Bottle Without a Bottle Opener

From house keys to wedding rings, here are seven foolproof ways to open a bottle of beer that don’t involve removing the cap with a traditional bottle opener.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-open-bottle-without-bottle-opener/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9394bbe54a-AUG_30_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9394bbe54a-38937345&mc_cid=9394bbe54a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

8 Things You Should Know About Barefoot Wines

Learn more about the best-selling brand with these eight things every wine lover should know about Barefoot.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-barefoot-wines-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9394bbe54a-AUG_30_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9394bbe54a-38937345&mc_cid=9394bbe54a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The History Behind Grand Marnier’s Uniquely Curvy Bottle

America’s favorite beverage, and shots of “GrandMa” have become something of a bartender’s handshake in Rhode Island.

https://vinepair.com/articles/history-grand-marnier-bottle-shape/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9394bbe54a-AUG_30_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9394bbe54a-38937345&mc_cid=9394bbe54a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Trends in US wine consumption over the past decade

The basic issue is that people vary in their behavior, so that some people might increase their drinking

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2021/08/trends-in-us-wine-consumption-over-past.html

 

Why This Prosecco Producer Has Removed The Wine’s Name From Its Labels

Prosecco, a wine from the undulating hills in the Veneto region of northern Italy, graces drinks menus throughout the world

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccahughes/2021/08/30/why-this-prosecco-producer-has-removed-the-wines-name-from-its-labels/?sh=2052f25b3a49

 

When it comes to a wine’s vintage, what defines a good year?

Does the year on the label matter?

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-drink/drinks/300392805/when-it-comes-to-a-wines-vintage-what-defines-a-good-year

How to (Actually) Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Banish the tiny pests for good.

https://modernfarmer.com/2021/08/how-to-get-rid-of-fruit-flies/

 

AB InBev creates Natural Light vodka

Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev has pushed its Natural Light beer brand into the vodka category.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/08/ab-inbev-creates-natural-light-vodka/

 

Alas, France doesn’t actually have a wine-bottle-shaped train

A viral Twitter video shows a very convincing wine train sailing through Bordeaux.

https://thetakeout.com/train-shaped-like-bottle-of-wine-france-video-1847583859

Canteen launches canned gin Spritzes

Texas-based ready-to-drink company Canteen Spirits has unveiled a trio of gin Spritzes.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/09/canteen-launches-canned-gin-spritzes/

 

DOES SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT WINE CHOICE?

Are wine consumers increasingly influenced by social media and online sources for their wine choices and recommendations?

https://www.wineintelligence.com/does-social-media-impact-wine-choice/

 

Lodi is about to pick its first Assyrtiko

The Assyrtiko grape is pronounced ah-SEER-tee-koh

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Lodi-is-about-to-pick-its-first-Assyrtiko

 

Smaller Producers Need Independent Retailers—Now More Than Ever

The idea is to sell the independent retailer a story and product that they can, in turn, sell to their customers.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/08/31/smaller-producers-need-independent-retailers-now-more-than-ever

 

What’s the Difference Between Luxardo and Maraschino Cherries?

Luxardo cherries and Maraschino cherries are both technically Maraschino cherries, but there is quite a difference between the two.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-luxardo-vs-maraschino-cherries-difference/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bc4b7460a3-SEPTEMBER_1_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bc4b7460a3-38937345&mc_cid=bc4b7460a3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Two Buck Chuck and the Lure of Bargain Wine

Two Buck Chuck was the first cheap wine that didn’t come in a jug with a screw cap or an awkward box.

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/bargain-basement-wine-trend/

 

Barolo and Brassieres

Underwear is not quite like wine; the proportion of the population that happily sees no need for it is obviously far smaller. Even so, I think there are some interesting parallels.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/barolo-and-brassieres

 

Blue Moon Hops Onto Hazy Beer Train with Nationwide Launch of ‘Moon Haze’

While it’s known for its Belgian-inspired ales, the brewing company is now delving into the hazy beer scene.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/blue-moon-launches-moon-haze-nationwide/

 

How to Green Your Beer

Beer, a liquid forged in heat and often transported great distances, leaves a hefty

https://www.milwaukeemag.com/how-to-green-your-beer/

Virginia Peninsula AVA Established by TTB

Region known for colonial settlements is Virginia’s ninth approved AVA

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=250778

Primitivo di Manduria

This grape is Primitivo, an ancient vine of Croatian origins and a close relative of the Californian Zinfandel.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/09/02/primitivo-di-manduria-leading-the-way-to-sustainable-and-responsible-farming/

 

What Happens to Your Body When You Drink a Bottle of Wine

What science says about selfishly draining a bottle of wine may do to your body.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-effects-drinking-bottle-wine/

 

 

This White Wine Has the Most Antioxidants, New Study Says

A team of European scientists has determined that one particular variety of white wine delivers the highest amount of antioxidants.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-white-wine-antioxidants/

 

Online consumers search for drinks via ‘needs’ not ‘brands’

Statistics show that consumers are increasingly health conscious and looking for low calorie and gluten free items to suit their needs, rather than searching for specific brands.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/09/online-consumers-select-drinks-via-needs-not-brands/

 

The Lore of J. Lohr: History of a Legend

  1. Lohr is a testament and inspiration to what can be accomplished with a lot of heart and endless grit.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/09/01/the-lore-of-j-lohr-history-of-a-legend/

 

Woodford Reserve creates cocktail mixers with Williams Sonoma

The new range features classic Bourbon serves such as the Old Fashioned, Whiskey Sour, and Mint Julep.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/09/woodford-reserve-creates-cocktail-mixers-for-williams-sonoma/

 

Bud Light Releases Pumpkin Spice and Toasted Marshmallow Hard Seltzers

The new Fall Flannel 12-pack from Bud Light Seltzer arrives nationwide this month.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/bud-light-hard-seltzer-pumpkin-spice-marshmallow

 

 

11 French Wines Everyone Should Try At Least Once

Like many places, wine varies by the region in France.

https://www.delish.com/kitchen-tools/cookbooks/g37235117/best-french-wines/

 

Ten Wine Tips for Beginners

Wine Tips

https://www.winemag.com/2017/04/27/ten-wine-tips-for-beginners/

A Wine Expert’s Guide to Training Your Palate

Some things must be learned by doing. If you want to play music, you need to play an instrument, not read about music theory.

https://www.winemag.com/2015/10/26/a-wine-experts-guide-to-training-your-palate/

 

How Winemaker’s Know It’s Harvest Time

The bottom line for grape growers and winemakers is to find the perfect time for harvest.

https://www.everwonderwine.com/blog/2021/9/3/how-winemakers-know-its-harvest-time

 

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