Liquor Industry News 11-22-21

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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11-22-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A Brief History of English Sparkling Wine

Scotch & Pizza: The Best Pairing You’ve Never Tried

11 Things You Should Know About Bota Box

 

Here is what’s behind the shapes and sizes of wine bottles

WHEN GAZING at a wall of wine at your favorite wine shop, you might begin to wonder why bottles come in different shapes and whether this is by design.

https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/heres-whats-behind-the-shapes-and-sizes-of-wine-bottles/

11 Things You Should Know About Bota Box

As boxed wine sales surged during Covid-19, Bota Box has experienced punctuated brand growth. What exactly has made the brand so successful?

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-bota-box-wine-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=023ae781f4-NOV_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-023ae781f4-38937345&mc_cid=023ae781f4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Become a marijuana master with this sommelier-like certification for cannabis

The Ganjier program aims to expand education about the substance and facilitate a broader appreciation of craft cannabis
https://www.denverpost.com/2021/11/08/ganjier-cannabis-certification/


How wildfires have forced California winemakers to make more rosé

If you’re seeing more rose wine on the store shelves, it’s not only because demand has gone up but because of all the smoke from fires.

https://www.ksbw.com/article/how-wildfires-have-forced-california-winemakers-to-make-more-rose/38182847#

“We have created the most advanced commercial search engine ever built for wine”

The newly-launched Pix platform intends to capitalise on the trend and draw on industries outside wine to enhance the user experience of online wine buying.

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-95218-We-have-created-the-most-advanced-commercial-search-engine-ever-built-for-wine.htm

5 Books for a Lifetime of Wine Adventures

The trials and tribulations of the glass, told by a few wine industry greats

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/wine-memoirs/

Will the World Run Out of Champagne? Don’t Panic

Hail, frost and mildew meant the 2021 growing season was the toughest in years, but quality is high and reserve wines will ensure there is no Champagne shortage

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/will-the-world-run-out-of-champagne-don-t-panic

Wine Sulfites and Why People Argue About Them

Used as a preservative since ancient times, sulfur has become contentious

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/wine-sulfites/

14 Bourbon-Spiked Dessert Recipes and What to Drink With Them

Fall is here, and with it comes some of our favorite things: cozy sweaters, crunchy leaves, and, of course, the return of some beloved cool weather flavors.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-bourbon-dessert-recipes-pairings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d7443e3db7-NOV_09_2021_&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d7443e3db7-38937345&mc_cid=d7443e3db7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Secrets of Wine Shopping

Tips for making the most of a wine-shopping experience

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/wine-shopping-tips/

What Does ‘Volatile Acidity’ Mean in Wine?

Often referred to as VA, volatile acidity is a measure of a wine’s gaseous acids. The amount of VA in wine is often considered an indicator of spoilage.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/11/09/volatile-acidity-wine/

Three evolving styles of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand’s Marlborough region is famous for singular Sauvignon Blanc, but as Chris Howard discovers, diverse expressions are well under way deep in the South Pacific

https://cluboenologique.com/story/marlborough-sauvignon-blanc-evolving-wine-styles/

Prosecco Market Competition Bubbles Up

Prosecco has surged in only a few years from a little-known type of Italian sparkling wine to the phenomenon we see today.

https://wineeconomist.com/2021/11/09/prosecco21/

Everything you need to know about the use of appellations on wine labels

Understanding the language of wine labels is difficult even for those of us in the wine industry, or among the wine media.

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-use-of-place-names-on-wine-labels

8 money-saving tips on buying wine

Like so many other items, seeing price hikes and supply chain issues, it pays to be smart with your purchasing.

https://www.mainstreet-nashville.com/ms_cheap/ms-cheap-8-money-saving-tips-on-buying-wine/article_1f1cdd30-37ff-11ec-8835-c30d05290dd9.html

Scotch & Pizza: The Best Pairing You’ve Never Tried

The combination of Johnnie Walker Blended Scotch and pizza is probably the most delicious food and drink pairing you’ve never tried. It’s high time we fixed that.

https://vinepair.com/articles/johnnie-walker-and-pizza/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=15ad67750e-NOV_10_2021_&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-15ad67750e-38937345&mc_cid=15ad67750e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Arby’s is Releasing Two Fries-Flavored Vodkas (Yes, Really)

Arby’s french fries are something of a fast-food delicacy and now they’ll be available in an entirely new way.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/arbys-french-fry-vodka/

In wine, what does Vintage mean?

Though the word vintage is used frequently, is it being used correctly? No?

https://glassofbubbly.com/in-wine-what-does-vintage-mean/

Do You Need to Worry About Food and Wine Pairing?

Simple pairings can be as satisfying as complicated ones

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/food-wine-pairing-tips/

8 Reasons Why Virginia Is the East Coast’s Hottest Wine Region

The world is full of emerging wine regions waiting to be discovered — places that have the potential to make lots of good-to-great wines but are still works in progress.

https://vinepair.com/articles/east-coast-wine-virginia/

Landmark ruling against offensively named gin brand

A recent complaint against Fok Hing Gin for causing serious or widespread offence has been the first of its kind to be upheld in a landmark ruling.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/11/landmark-ruling-against-offensively-named-gin-brand/

KOBE BRYANT’S WIFE, VANESSA

FILES TRADEMARKS FOR ‘MAMBA VINO’

… Getting In Wine Biz

Kobe Bryant‘s legacy could be entering the wine industry — Vanessa Bryant just filed four new trademark applications for a wine named after the late NBA Hall of Famer.

https://www.tmz.com/2021/11/10/kobe-bryant-vanessa-bryant-files-4-trademarks-mamba-vino-wine/

The 25 Best Wines for Thanksgiving (2021)

These are the 25 best of the bunch, at price points accessible for oenophiles on any budget. Read on for the absolute best wines to drink this Thanksgiving.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-thanksgiving-wines/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3ea0059c58-NOV_12_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3ea0059c58-38937345&mc_cid=3ea0059c58&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Understanding Quality Price Ratio in Wine or How to Find a Bargain

Why are some wines so expensive while others deliver quality for a pittance?

https://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog-posts/quality-price-ratio-wine

World Wine Crop Drops Dramatically

Rough years for France, Italy and Spain lead to a third consecutive below-average year, but vintners say the long-term threat of climate change is far worse than short-term disruptions

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/world-wine-crop-drops-dramatically

British drinkers fooled into thinking château on label makes wine more premium

A picture of a French château on a wine label will convince British drinkers a wine is more expensive, new research finds.

Unrecognizable person, holding a bottle of red wine, is pouring some red wine in a wine glass.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/11/british-drinkers-fooled-thinking-chateau-label-wine-premium/

Wine Fining and Filtration Explained

A short guide to two key winemaking techniques

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/fining-filtration/

A Brief History of English Sparkling Wine

It is claimed that Dr Christopher Merrett, a 17th century cider maker from Gloucester, first devised the fermentation method which gives champagne its sparkle as well as inventing the hefty bottles that are needed to prevent the highly pressurised liquid from exploding.

https://glassofbubbly.com/a-brief-history-of-english-sparkling-wine/

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