Liquor Industry News 12-13-21

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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12-13-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Professor, Sandy Block of Legal Sea Foods

Cardi B creates vodka-infused Whip Shots

How much sugar is in YOUR favorite wine?

 

How much sugar is in YOUR favorite wine?

It’s rare for wines to list nutritional information on the label, meaning that consumers are largely in the dark about what’s in their favorite tipple.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10243319/How-sugar-favourite-wine.html

The States With the Most Wineries in 2021 

The world is slowly opening back up, and as travel begins to feel safer, wine tourism is coming back with vengeance

https://vinepair.com/articles/map-states-wineries/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=17b8a5a3d8-NOV_29_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-17b8a5a3d8-38937345&mc_cid=17b8a5a3d8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Underage Predicament and liquor shipping, is this the real issue?

Let’s go through the process of ordering alcohol online.

https://irishliquorlawyer.com/liquor-industry-insights/the-underage-predicament-and-liquor-shipping-is-this-the-real-issue/

Calorie labels on booze? Study suggests it would lower obesity rates, curb alcohol consumption

The U.S. is in the top 12% of obese countries, followed by the U.K., in which a quarter of adults are grossly overweight.

https://www.studyfinds.org/calorie-labels-beer-obesity-alcohol/

What is an old vine?

We are sometimes told that wines made from “old vines” are special

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2021/11/what-is-old-vine.html

Mechanization Versus Wine’s Human Touch

Grapes for Port have traditionally been crushed by foot, but does that foot need to have a pulse?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/11/mechanization-versus-wines-human-touch

Makers of hit film SOMM launch reality TV show

The creator of the acclaimed SOMM films has released a new reality TV competition that sees sommeliers pair food with some of the world’s best sparkling wines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/11/makers-of-hit-film-somm-launch-reality-tv-show/

11 Things You Should Know About Lillet

In the small town of Podensac just south of Bordeaux, the story of Lillet (pronounced lee-LAY) begins with two brothers: Paul and Raymond 

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-lillet-liqueur-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e0750c4d28-NOV_29_2021_&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e0750c4d28-38937345&mc_cid=e0750c4d28&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Does a Wine’s Taste Represent the Next Frontier in Digital Personalization?

As consumers spend more time and money online, brands and retailers are feeling greater pressure to stand out.

https://www.retailtouchpoints.com/topics/data-analytics/ai-machine-learning/does-a-wines-taste-represent-the-next-frontier-in-digital-personalization

Wine glasses are getting smaller. But will anything actually make us drink less?

The deterrent of more trips to the fridge is no match for a powerful thirst. Perhaps it’s time to take a leaf out of Liz Hurley’s book

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/nov/30/wine-glasses-are-getting-smaller-but-will-anything-actually-make-us-drink-less

A Wine Geek’s Guide to Cabernet Sauvignon Clones Around the World

Clonal selection began in Germany in 1926 with the goal of finding the best possible material to plant.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/11/30/cabernet-sauvignon-clones-matter/

Better Business Bureau warns against falling for ‘Secret Sister’ gift exchange twists, ‘Secret Santa Dog’ or ‘Secret Wine Bottle Exchange,’ on Facebook

At some point during the holiday season, Facebook users will likely see a post about “Secret Santa Dog” or a “Secret Wine Bottle Exchange” on their feed but it’s illegal, the Better Business Bureau warns.

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2021/11/better-business-bureau-warns-against-falling-for-secret-sister-gift-exchange-twists-secret-santa-dog-or-secret-wine-bottle-exchange-on-facebook.html

The 20 Most Popular Domestic Wine Brands In America

During the pandemic, Americans looked for tried and true wines that they knew would get them through the long haul.  It should come as no surprise, therefore, to learn that the 20 best-selling domestic wine brands last year were all beloved household names.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/most-popular-american-wine-brands-2020/

German Wine Labels: How to Understand Them

German wine labels are hard to interpret as Gemany has some of the most complex wine labeling laws in the world. From Qualitätswein to Pradikätswein to the VDP (Verband Deutscher Pradikatsweinguter), there’s a lot to unpack.

https://westgarthwines.com/blogs/news/german-wine-labels

Nebbiolo Reaches New Heights in the Alpine Vineyards of Valtellina

Nebbiolo, the noble grape behind Barolo and Barbaresco, is currently Italy’s hottest red variety.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/12/01/nebbiolo-altitude-italy-alps/

No Matter How Big the Bubbles, Size Isn’t Everything

Is it true that the finer the bubbles, the higher the quality of sparkling wine?

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/sparkling-wine-bubbles-explained/?utm_campaign=DROP_NEWSLETTER_Thanksgiving_1Dec21&utm_content=DROP_NEWSLETTER_Thanksgiving_1Dec21_VB&utm_medium=email_action&utm_source=customer.io

Cardi B creates vodka-infused Whip Shots

American rapper Cardi B has released a vodka-infused whipped cream in three flavours that seeks to ‘disrupt’ the spirits industry.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/12/cardi-b-creates-vodka-infused-whip-shots/

Australia was the drunkest country in 2020 reveals new data

Australians drank more than people from other countries in 2020, according to data from the Global Drug Survey 2021.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/12/australia-was-the-drunkest-country-in-2020-reveals-new-data/

Does vodka work as a stain remover?
You’ve spilled something that water and soap simply won’t budge. You don’t have an industrial-strength stain remover to hand. Well, don’t sink beneath your despair, because we’re about to answer the question: does vodka work as a stain remover?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/12/does-vodka-work-as-a-stain-remover/

Canada’s first ever Portl hologram display showcases Johnnie Walker

Diageo has launched a 3D 4K AI holographic display for its Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky brand in Toronto, Canada.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/12/canadas-first-ever-portl-hologram-display-showcases-johnnie-walker/

Beyond Champagne: 3 Types of Sparkling Wines To Explore

But did you know that there’s more to sparkling wine than just Champagne?

https://winefolly.com/episode/beyond-champagne-3-types-sparkling/

The 50 Best Spirits of 2021

The publication of VinePair’s annual 50 Best Spirits list marks a special moment on our calendar

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-spirits-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2adf9f41d8-DEC_2_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2adf9f41d8-38937345&mc_cid=2adf9f41d8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Fun With Numbers – Analyzing 2021 Top 100 Lists

At this point, all major wine publications produced their Top 100 wine lists – some even multiple Top 100 lists,

https://talk-a-vino.com/2021/12/01/fun-with-numbers-analyzing-2021-top-100-lists/

Sommelier Talk: The Professor, Sandy Block of Legal Sea Foods

One of the first American Masters of Wine talks education, tariffs, drinking at the airport, which wines sell with fish—and which don’t

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/sommelier-talk-the-professor-sandy-block-of-legal-sea-foods

The EU staggers between CHAMPAGNE and PROSECCO

The Champanillo decision is important also because the Court clarifies that the violation of the protected name by evocation is a specific and objective protection, which does not require proving a likelihood of confusion, nor the existence of willful misconduct or negligence, nor a competitive relationship between the products, and is not subject to the assessment of an attempt at unfair competition.

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=a840a845-87e3-49b5-942f-6211a60b6901

Cava Champagne, What About Franciacorta

Christmas is for Cava and New Year is for Champagne. But, in the festival bubbly stakes, what about Franciacorta from Italy’s Lombardy region?

https://www.upscalelivingmag.com/cava-champagne-what-about-franciacorta/

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