Liquor Industry News 05-16-22

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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05-16-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine-Buying Tips for People Who Are Running Late

Jack Daniel’s debuts Bonded Series

7 Things You Should Know About Shock Top

How did the ancient technique of aging wine in amphorae become trendy?

The observant and thirsty among you will have noticed the word “amphora” popping up on wine shop shelves and restaurant wine lists in the last few years.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-drink/300574640/how-did-the-ancient-technique-of-ageing-wine-in-amphorae-become-trendy

7 Things You Should Know About Shock Top

If you see an orange hued 6-pack adorned with a personified orange slice with a wheat mohawk and sunglasses, you’ll know a bottle of Shock Top is in close vicinity.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-shock-top-belgian-white-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1177367fbd-May_2_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1177367fbd-38937345&mc_cid=1177367fbd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why Is There Sediment in Wine and Is It Harmful?

You might occasionally come across tiny solid particles at the bottom of your glass.

https://winelovermagazine.com/blog/why-is-there-sediment-in-wine-and-is-it-harmful/

Thirty-Something Alcoholic Beverage Drinkers Still Trending Toward Wine

Wine consumption is on the rise among thirty-somethings according to a survey of 1,578 U.S. frequent beverage alcohol consumers (adults who drink one or more types of beverage alcohol 2-3 times a month or more often) conducted by LDA Opinions in March 2022.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/article/258337

People Horrified By This 23-Step Guide Of Turning A Doll Into A Wine Glass

Nothing beats a glass of wine after a long, hard day at work. Unless it’s from a wine glass made from a doll’s head, of course.

https://www.ladbible.com/news/latest-people-horrified-by-guide-to-turning-a-doll-head-into-a-cup-20220502

Coalition urges definition for American single malt

A trade body is calling on the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to establish a standard for American single malt whiskey.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/05/coalition-urges-definition-for-american-single-malt/

Celebrities tapped for RTD cocktail brand

Stars including Sarah Jessica Parker, John Cena and Vanessa Hudgens have created bottled cocktails under the Thomas Ashbourne Craft Spirits brand.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/05/celebrities-tapped-for-rtd-cocktail-brand/

What You Need to Know About Chianti Classico’s UGAs

Approved by Chianti Classico Consorzio members in June 2021, the 11 production zones offer more specificity of origin for Gran Selezione wines

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-chianti-classicos-ugas/

Jack Daniel’s debuts Bonded Series

Brown-Forman-owned Jack Daniel’s has revealed two bottled-in-bond whiskeys as its first super-premium line extensions in 25 years.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/05/jack-daniels-debuts-bonded-series/

A Visual Guide to Lugana DOC Wine Styles

The Lugana DOC region is located on the southern side of the hyper-picturesque Lake Garda.

https://vinepair.com/articles/lugana-doc-wine-infographic/

Explore the Wine Region of Queretaro, Mexico

Queretaro’s landscape and climate might not seem like ideal growing conditions with its summer hail storms, but if you look around the world, some of the best wines come from semi-arid climates and high elevations.

https://www.epicureanexpats.com/wine-region-of-queretaro/

Why Are Wine Bottles Green?

Wine bottles are quite different from bottles for other beverages. Besides their rather unusual volume of 0.75 liters, they have unique shapes and special colors. But why is that? Why are wine bottles green?

https://winelovermagazine.com/blog/why-are-wine-bottles-green/

Reimaging weed: what if cannabis was treated like wine? 

Let’s explore.

https://cannigma.com/cannabis-news/if-weed-was-wine/

New Zealand bounces back with positive prediction for 2022 vintage

Following a challenging 2021 vintage, with production figures down 19% on the previous year, the latest New Zealand vintage is on track for a come-back, db heard at the annual trade tasting which took place in London yesterday.

Vineyard in spring sunny day in New Zealand.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/05/new-zealand-bounces-back-with-positive-prediction-for-2022-vintage/

A look inside the Fresno State Winery

The Fresno State Winery is the largest commercial winery on a university campus in the entire country.

https://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/local-news/a-look-inside-the-fresno-state-winery/

New Smirnoff Ice

Diageo has released Smirnoff Ice Poco Pico variety pack, the latest extension to the flavored malt beverage brand. The 12-pack contains Spicy Tamarind, Mango Chili, Pineapple Jalapeño, and Spicy Margarita-flavored drinks, all at 4.5% abv. The Smirnoff Ice versions of these flavor follow last fall’s Smirnoff Seltzer Poco Pico 12-pack, which contained the same flavors in hard seltzer form. The new 12-pack is available for a suggested price of $16.

Bordeaux 2021 harvest was 20% below 10-year average following spring frosts

Late spring frosts caused the Bordeaux 2021 vintage to decrease by 14% year-on-year to just 3.77 hectolitres, according to the regional industry body.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/bordeaux-2021-harvest-was-20-below-10-year-average-following-spring-frosts-479472/

Oregon Heat

As temperatures rise the state may not be able to continue to produce its signature style.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/05/heat-threatens-oregon-pinot-noir

Does Wine Breathe In Barrels

Most modern wine is made in stainless-steel tanks.

https://beveragedynamics.com/2022/05/04/does-wine-really-breathe-in-barrels/

75% of Bordeaux wines with no added sulphites showed faults

The researchers first measured the total SO2 in all the wines. “Only 43 out of the 52 wines supposedly without added sulphites met the regulatory threshold of 10 mg/L

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-96597-75-of-bordeaux-wines-with-no-added-sulphites-showed-faults.html

Around the world with Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is one of wine’s greatest commercial successes ever.

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/around-world-sauvignon-blanc

California winery gets stick for banning kids at weekends

Concannon Vineyard in the Livermore Valley, near San Francisco, has banned visitors from bringing children and infants to its winery at weekends. And not everyone is happy about it…

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/05/california-winery-gets-stick-for-banning-kids-at-weekends/

To Drink Better, Wine Lovers Need to Look Beyond the Bottle

Why do we drink wine? Usually, because it tastes good. It’s also relaxing, pleasurable and a social lubricant. It’s rarely because of our health, which makes the more recent phenomenon of wine as part of health and wellness practices somewhat baffling (although it’s admittedly not entirely out of line with America’s historically complicated relationship with alcohol).

https://www.winemag.com/2022/05/05/healthy-wine-drink-responsibly/

What the Supreme Court Leak Could Mean for the American Wine Industry

Wine is and always has been political.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/05/06/supreme-court-leak-women-wine/

Wine-Buying Tips for People Who Are Running Late

No time for a wine guide? Well, then, this wine guide is for you!

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/wine-buying-tips-for-people-who-are-running-late

Orvieto, Italy’s Classic White Wine 

Umbria is a region in central Italy that is just to the east of Tuscany and is the only landlocked region throughout all of Italy.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2022/05/White-wines-of-Orvieto.html?utm_source=Vino+Travels+Email+Members&utm_campaign=a27ee61c9a-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_670bd5443a-a27ee61c9a-294676161

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