Liquor Industry News 06-13-22

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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06-13-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Plastic Recycling Doesn’t Work and Will Never Work

Do Pinot Noir Blends Exist?

These Are The Top 20 Beer Producing Countries In The World

Wine Scores: What About Those Below 80 Points?

So, if a winery submits a wine for a rating score and receives a score below 80 points, you are probably never going to hear about it.

https://www.everwonderwine.com/blog/2022/5/27/wine-scores-what-about-those-below-80-points

Adding Salt to Red Wine

With most wines, they immediately taste smoother. We have many different types of flavor receptors,

https://thefinestitalianwine.com/adding-salt-to-red-wine/

8 Exceptions to the Wine Rules

For every seemingly hard-and-fast rule we know about wine, there always seems to be an exception.

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https://vinepair.com/articles/8-exceptions-to-the-wine-rules/

The Very Best Celebrity Wine Labels, Ranked By Experts, Critics, And Fans

Stars like Nina Dobrev, Mary J. Blige, and the legendary director Francis Ford Coppola have all become successful winemakers.

https://www.thethings.com/celebrity-wine-labels-ranked-by-reviews-guy-fieri-nina-dobrev/

How Sulfites Became Public Enemy No.1 in Wine

Wine labels rarely list ingredients, but the words “contains sulfites” are often prominent. The federal government requires bottles to carry a sulfite statement if a wine contains just 10 parts per million (ppm) of sulfites.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/01/26/sulfites-wine-headache/

Expert shares why a spoon can help keep your leftover prosecco fizzy

It’s a well known hack, but the science behind it proves this method actually works – meaning that your delicious prosecco doesn’t have to go to waste once opened

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/simple-spoon-trick-leaves-fizzy-27043166

7 Secrets Behind Why Bottled Beer Tastes So Different Than Draft

While beer is made all the same, sometimes how it comes packaged plays a part in the taste.

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https://www.eatthis.com/why-bottled-beer-tastes-different-than-draft/

The One Beer Myth That Will Never Die

Let’s throw this myth about cold beer into the wood chipper where it belongs.

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https://thetakeout.com/the-beer-myth-that-will-never-die-room-temp-ruins-beer-1848988408

What Is Wine Structure and Is Structured Wine Good?

Wine structure refers to the interplay of a wine’s main characteristics, including wine body, alcohol level, acidity, tannins, and sweetness. The structure of wine determines the drinking experience as well as its aging potential.

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https://winelovermagazine.com/blog/what-is-wine-structure-and-is-structured-wine-good/

Are We Drinking Rosé All Wrong?

Sparkling water and mocktails be damned, there seems to be no shaking our thirst for the pink drink.

https://www.bustle.com/life/how-to-drink-rose-wine-ideal-temperature-best-brands

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST WINE ON A BUDGET 

Yes, even if it’s $7 a bottle it can still be tasty. Here’s how to choose the best possible wine you can buy for less.

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https://hermoney.com/enjoy/food/how-to-choose-the-best-wine-on-a-budget/

Can’t decide on a wine for the night? Now you can choose with emojis

 Wine-oji, is a website featuring 221 emoji-like images designed to help anyone pick the perfect bottle of wine, whether they know what wine they enjoy or not.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-drink/300596589/cant-decide-on-a-wine-for-the-night-now-you-can-choose-with-emojis

How do wine tariffs impact consumers and producers?

A new study finds that wine is often used as a scapegoat in trade disputes, resulting in damaging consequences for consumers and produces alike.

https://www.newfoodmagazine.com/news/165365/how-do-wine-tariffs-impact-consumers-and-producers/

IS CRITICISM OF ORGANIC OR SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING PROGRAMS ADDING TO CONSUMERS’ DISTRUST OR CONFUSION?

For the longest time, a certified USDA organic seal on a food product has been the signpost sought by consumers who prioritize the health of the environment and themselves.

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https://www.lodigrowers.com/is-criticism-of-organic-or-sustainable-winegrowing-programs-adding-to-consumers-distrust-or-confusion/

How Champagne’s Problems Could Benefit Other Sparkling Wine Categories

2020 was Champagne’s worst year since World War II,

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https://vinepair.com/articles/champagne-problems-benefit-sparkling-wine/

Former Amazon executive to launch NFT fine wine platform

Winechain is set to launch by the end of 2022 and aims to build new connections between top wine estates and consumers, its founders have said, in the latest example of technological innovation in the sector.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/former-amazon-executive-to-launch-nft-fine-wine-platform-481513/

Expert Editorial: 5 Myths About DTC Wine Shipping

Americans spent more than $4 billion on DTC wine shipments in 2021, and polls show broad support among consumers for liberalizing DTC shipping laws

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2022/06/01/expert-editorial-5-myths-about-dtc-wine-shipping

These Are The Top 20 Beer Producing Countries In The World

While it is virtually impossible to confirm, beer is suspected to be the oldest alcoholic drink in history.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/top-20-beer-producing-countries/

New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam Vodka is entering the RTD category with the launch of Wildcard. The new line of vodka-based drinks is debuting with three flavors: Original Hard Lemonade, Classic Hard Punch, and Lemon Hard Tea, all at 8% abv. The design on the can features the word Wildcard in a graffiti-inspired font superimposed over the New Amsterdam logo. Wildcard is on shelves now in flavor-specific 4-packs of 12-ounce cans. New Amsterdam is part of Spirit of Gallo.

One Florida Winery Has Produced The Very First Avocado Wine

While Florida ranks high on the list of American places to visit, it’s rarely considered a wine destination. 

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https://www.tastingtable.com/881870/one-florida-winery-has-produced-the-very-first-avocado-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

The Wine Salt Lick

Curious about what salinity in wine is? It’s far more complicated than “minerality.”

https://feiring.substack.com/p/the-wine-salt-lick?s=r

Italy Vs France

What would happen if wine was judged by different criteria to the usual ones?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/06/france-vs-italy-wines-clash-of-the-titans

Plastic Recycling Doesn’t Work and Will Never Work

If the plastics industry is following the tobacco industry’s playbook, it may never admit to the failure of plastics recycling.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/05/single-use-plastic-chemical-recycling-disposal/661141/

Do Pinot Noir Blends Exist?

Pinot Noir is seldom known to share the spotlight.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pinot-noir-blends/

What Is Organic Wine Exactly—and Is it Better for You Than Regular Wine?

Is it better for you and the planet, and does it contain sulfites?

https://www.marthastewart.com/8273389/what-is-organic-wine

New Kraken

The Kraken rum, part of the Proximo portfolio, has entered the RTD market with three new canned cocktails. The line—all at 5% abv and available in 4-packs of cans—includes Kraken & Cola, Kraken & Ginger Beer, and Kraken Rum Punch, and is now available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin for around $13 a 4-pack. The Kraken has hovered just under the 400,000-case mark in recent years, according to Impact Databank.

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