Liquor Industry News 07-25-22

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By: Mark C Lenzi



Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine Becomes Latest Victim of Inflation: New Survey

How can the US increase beverage can recycling?

Is It Time To Pay Attention to English Whisky?

5 Worst Beer Habits for Weight Loss, Say Dietitians

The good news is that there are ways to still enjoy a beer from time to time while you’re also trying to lose weight.

The 4 Worst Alcoholic Beverages for Blood Sugar

Before choosing a drink, keep your blood sugar stable by keeping these four drinks in mind.

Find out the top 10 wineries of California

A new top 10 list of must-try wineries within California has been identified by ratings and reviews site Yelp.

Fortified wine sector to grow following its ‘health benefits’ becoming popular

The fortified wine category is expanding due to the growing demand for premium celebratory drinks with “benefits,” according to a new report.

Drought emergency declared in Northern Italy

The government of Italy has declared a state of emergency in five regions in Northern Italy due to the severe drought that has been affecting the region.

New documentary explores links between US and Bordeaux wines

Production company E-Studi’Oz is set to launch a documentary investigating the historical links between the US, Bordeaux and its wines, centring around Thomas Jefferson’s role in bringing the two wine regions into a longstanding relationship.

The Wines of Tiny Luxembourg Make a Big Impression

The second-richest country in the world per capita, Luxembourg is arguably better known for tax breaks than for its rich wine history.

Higher, cooler, superior: exploring the hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene

A Unesco World Heritage site and a DOCG, the hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene are home to untold riches, says a smitten Nina Caplan, as she uncovers vineyards, restaurants, hotels and tours showcasing the region’s Prosecco Superiore

Is It Time To Pay Attention to English Whisky?

English whisky, a previously nonexistent category, is growing fast with a flurry of new brands soon to arrive on U.S. shores

Beer could be good for gut microbia, study suggests

Researchers in Portugal have claimed that drinking a beer can improve the composition of intestinal microbiota, which could in turn help to prevent chronic conditions.

Wines of Abruzzo Series – Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo – Italy’s Standout Rosé

Located two hours northeast of Rome, Abruzzo was not just a beautiful juxtaposition of the landscape with rugged mountainsides and the Adriatic Sea.

Slow Wine or Industrial Wine?

What To Learn From the Label and Why You Should Care

What Makes A Wine Last More Than Five Years?

Over 90 percent of all wines in the world are made to be consumed within one year, and less than 1 percent of the world’s wines are made to be aged for more than five years.

How Luxury Wines Overcome Stigma at the Grocery Store

Some wines don’t look as good under fluorescent lights, but luxury wines are making strides in improving your grocery store’s wine aisle.

Bourgogne Hidden Gem: Petit Chablis 

To understand the wines of Petit Chablis you have to know its soils and how much sun its vineyards get compared to other parts of the wider appellation.

Oregon Welcomes its 23rd American Viticultural Area (AVA)

Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Oregon, the newest appellation in Oregon and nested American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the Willamette Valley, has received federal recognition as an official AVA.

How Does Drinking While Flying Impact Your Jet Lag?

You may have heard that, with the help of a drink or two, you’ll be able to sleep for the duration of the flight, thus beating any potential jet lag. But the truth of the matter is that drinking while flying won’t help you beat jet lag; in fact, it’s probably going to make things worse.

Napa Changes Its Rules to Allow Microwineries

Under previous rules, most small, family-owned ventures could not conduct tours or offer tastings of their own wines on their own vineyard property.

9 Alternatives to the Wine You Drank in College

The next time you’re exploring new wine options or looking to try something new that compares to one you already know you like, consider these nine widely-available alternatives to the wine you drank in college.

This Day in Wine History Launches First Online Magazine for Wine and History Lovers

The magazine offers a unique perspective intersection between wine and history

Everything You Need to Know About Dolcetto

From its perch in Piedmont in northwest Italy, Dolcetto exemplifies the great value and food-friendliness that can be found in a region more famous for pricey Barolo and Barbaresco.

What Is Low Alcohol Wine?

Learn what makes a wine low ABV and how to choose the best bottle

An avalanche in Italy shows how top Italian wine regions were formed. It also shows how they will be destroyed.

Many of Italy’s greatest northern wine appellations were formed by melting glaciers in the Eocene period more than 30 million years ago.

Understanding Loam Soil in Wine

In the world of viticulture, not all soil types are created equal—and although some are deemed easier to cultivate than others, they’re not always a walk in the park for those who farm them.

Wine Prices Are at an All-Time High, 66% of Grocery Shoppers Say

Drinkers are finding workarounds to save money.

In Finland, Long Drink Is a Cultural Legend With American Ties

Traditionally, long drinks were made with gin, distilled from Finland’s Juniper berries, and grapefruit soda. At the time of origin, lonkero was pre-mixed in bottles and refreshing, not too sweet with just a hint of alcohol.

The Complete Guide to Each of Buffalo Trace’s Elusive Mash Bills

No doubt about it, Buffalo Trace Distillery is one of the best known in the whiskey world.

How has the vineyard area of the US states changed over the past century?

Note that California is still the top vineyard state, with New York also still near the top. However, back in 1880 Ohio and Missouri had the next two largest areas, but they have now dropped away seriously. In their place, Washington and Oregon have boomed.

Are Food & Drink Pairings Ridiculous?

No more ridiculous than the world itself.

Do you know what zero zero wines are?

The description is the latest marketing phraseology for a subset of natural wines. It means there are zero added yeasts and zero added sulfur, a minimalist approach to winemaking that’s attracting both fans and critics.

9 Best Wine Museums Around the World

At these attractions, visitors can delve into thousands of years of winemaking history, learn about different winemaking regions and toast living history at onsite bars and tasting rooms.

Orange Wine Is Older Than Dirt, So Why Is It So Trendy Right Now?

Orange wine originated in the Republic of Georgia, where wine has been made for more than 8,000 years.


Dos Equis, part of the Heineken portfolio, is launching a Margarita cocktail made in Mexico with Blanco Tequila. Dos Equis Margarita Classic Lime (10% abv) is now available in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans in select markets including New Mexico, New Jersey, Colorado, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Illinois, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Georgia. It will additionally be available in Southern California and Arizona this September.

Is Abruzzo the Next Big Thing for Italian Wine?

From the standpoint of volume, of course, Abruzzo is already a big thing.

How Sexual Confusion May Be Responsible for Your Favorite Wine

In the past several years, the consequences of climate change have started to become more and more apparent to more and more of the world.

Want to Know Your Customers Better? Play a Game with Them!

Somm Says is a free digital wine tasting game and market research platform that provides a fun, informative, and educational experience to keep consumers engaged with wine businesses, brands, and professionals.

22 Substitutes for Marsala Wine

Although some wines can be challenging to track down in the US, Marsala wine has become popular in recent years.

Orange Wine: Everything You Need To Know And Probably Didn’t

First, let’s clarify an important misunderstanding that comes up all the time, according to wine professionals: Orange wine is absolutely not made from oranges.

Everything You Need to Know About Gamay

The Gamay grape is synonymous with the Beaujolais region, where it reaches its peak of quality and expressiveness.

New Survey Reveals 40% Of Wine Drinkers Prefer This Sparkling Type

To stake their claim to the wine world, sparkling wines have maintained versatility and variety even amongst themselves.

How can the US increase beverage can recycling?

Less than half of beverage cans in the US are currently recycled: but US can manufacturers want to see 80% recycled by 2040 and 90% by 2050. So how can these goals be reached?


What Does ‘Lush’ Mean in Wine?

Lush “describeswinethat is juicy, plump and rich, but also has depth,”

Everything You Need to Know About Gewürztraminer

The Gewürztraminer grape variety produces wines of expressive fruit, spice, and complexity.

Obscure US Commission Puts All Wine Shipping in Peril

The last few years have seen the US increasingly relax over direct shipping, now that could all slip away.

New Tequila

Clase Azul has launched a new luxury Tequila, celebrating the brand’s 25th anniversary. Clase Azul 25 Aniversario Limited Edition is bottled at 40% abv and comes in a 1-liter decanter painted in the brand’s signature cobalt blue and featuring floating dandelion seeds. Only 9,125 bottles of the Reposado Tequila will be available for a suggested price of $500 a bottle.

Wine Becomes Latest Victim of Inflation: New Survey

Wine prices have started to surge across the US as inflation and supply-chain issues impact the liquor and wine market.

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

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