Liquor Industry News 10-17-22

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi



Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Every bottle tells a story 

9 Things You Should Know About RumChata

8 Things to Know About Oktoberfest

6 mistakes you’re making on a wine tasting

As tempted as you are to chug, don’t!

A Wine Pro Explains Why You Should Never Rinse Your Wine Glass With Water at a Tasting

When it comes to wine tasting, there are a lot of unspoken rules:

9 Things You Should Know About RumChata

Created in 2009 by formerly retired distiller Tom Maas, RumChata is one of the most popular cream liqueurs in the world and was recently named one of the fastest-growing brands in the U.S.

The Complete Guide to Orange Wine

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt felt the orange wine crush.

Essential Numbers You Need to Know as a Wine Profession

How many cases of wine are in a barrel? How many bottles of wine will an acre of grapes produce? These are some of the questions from consumers visiting tasting rooms, touring vineyards, or attending wine events.

Has Your Palate Changed? We Take the Amarone Test

The conventional wisdom is that people tend to start with sweeter wines, then move to drier wines and then move to more elegant, softer wines

Is There A Nutritional Difference Between Red Wine And White?

Just because there are no nutrition labels on wine bottles doesn’t mean they are void of nutrients.

What You Need to Know About the New West Coast AVAs

There are seven exciting new winegrowing regions across Washington, Oregon, and California

The Untold Truth Of Oliver Winery

Whether you’re a new fan of wine or a longtime connoisseur, there are several chapters in the story of Oliver Winery that you might not be familiar with

8 Things to Know About Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest returned triumphantly this year on September 17 and will last through October 3.

7 of the Biggest Bourbon Myths, Debunked

The bourbon industry has been skyrocketing since the turn of the 21st century

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Enters Fast-Growing Prosecco Category

New Prosecco DOC and Prosecco Rosé DOC Launch Under Coppola’s “Diamond Collection” Tier as Part of Multi-Phase Investment in Coppola Brands

If ‘Children Of The Vine’ Sounds Like a Horror Flick, That’s Because It Is, Filmmaker Says

When Brian Lilla discovered how toxic Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller had made California’s Napa Valley, he wrote and produced an investigative documentary that he hopes will inspire communities to open a dialogue about the dangers of glyphosate.

Mass. Restaurant Association says push for return of happy hour comes from patrons, not bars

The return of happy hour may not be the taste of town anytime soon

Lambrusco — A Guide to the Basics

Today, Lambrusco shines in an array of styles, and all of them are more interesting than the bulk-produced examples that once dominated the market.

School of Port launches The Masters video course

School of Port, the educational platform from port producer Symington Family Estates, is launching a new video course called The Masters.

Lambrusco’s new wave of vibrant, crunchy and saline fine wine

A new wave of Lambrusco has started to emerge from the shadows. From its ancient Etruscan and Roman origins to the red-cola wines of the 1980s, Italy’s famous red frizzante has evolved into a vibrant, crunchy and saline fine wine, according to Filippo Bartolotta.

What’s in a Label?

Future regulations may require wine labels to list ingredients and nutritional information, a move welcomed by some winemakers and resisted by others

Advance Your Beer and Cider Knowledge with These Certifications

Curious if these programs might be a fit for you? Here are three beer and hard cider certifications you should know about.

What Are Americans Drinking?

If wines are being tweaked for the American palate, are they still good examples of that location’s winemaking craft and terroir?

A New Documentary Will Put Missouri Wine In Front Of A National Audience

When you think about wine, do you picture Missouri? If not, a new documentary by TasteMAKERS hopes to change your mind.

How the Manischewitz gets made — a behind-the-scenes taste of America’s most iconic kosher wine

For the syrupy Concord grape wine to be kosher, it all has to be made over the course of one, single week, known as ‘Kosher Crush’

Prosecco’s Identity

Is it an Italian thing? For most of the world, yes. Australia begs to differ

3 Things To Consider Before Trying A Nonalcoholic Drink If You’re Sober

For those who are in recovery or even sober-curious, here are a few important questions to think over before drinking a CBD or low-ABV beverage.

The Science Behind Beer Flavors

Here’s a breakdown of the science behind coaxing hundreds of different flavors and aromas out of a simple combination of malt, hops and yeast.

More Mass. liquor licenses? How Ballot Question 3 could impact your community

Massachusetts chain stores may be allowed to have 18 beer and wine licenses by 2031, which would double the current threshold should a ballot referendum succeed at the polls this November.

A Guide to Austria’s Underrated Red Grapes

Austria is becoming known for its red grapes, despite its reputation as a white wine country.


This list summarizes the top quality-to-price ratio bottles that our reviewers identified in blind tastings, with everything from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to French rosé to Washington State Syrah.

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Low-Intervention’ Wine — So Why Does the Industry Champion the Term?

There’s also a more fundamental reason why winemakers should perhaps reconsider using a term that downplays their own importance: job security.

How to Drink Better: Can I give a screw-cap wine as a gift?
John Wilson: There is no reason for complaint if given a quality bottle of screw-cap wine

Storage of quality wine bottles with screw caps in a wine rack

How To Read A Prosecco Label

Step by Step Guide on how to easily examine and understand the wording on a Prosecco Label,

The value of “produced by fermentation” for US wineries

Produced and Production. Two words often used by the media when they are referencing a winery’s activities.

Wines of Georgia Announces Wine Certification Program in Partnership with the Napa Valley Wine Academy

A first-of-its-kind for the US, the Napa Valley Wine Academy Georgian wine certification will deliver a free online learning tool for trade, educators and press wishing to learn more about the exciting history of the country that is considered the ‘cradle of wine’ and nexus of ancient winemaking.

How Family Wineries Handle Succession

Each family approaches such transitions differently.

What Food Pairs Well With Prosecco?

The wonderful world of food pairings is vast, with countless combinations, from the various different dishes with thousands of different bottles of Prosecco

Your Food Probably Has More Sulfites Than Your Wine

It’s time to address the sulfite situation once and for all. Sulfites are the naturally occurring byproduct of fermentation.

The Complete Guide to Peated Whisky

Peated whisky hasn’t always been part of the popular crowd.

Boston Beer Unveils Truly Vodka Seltzer

Boston Beer Co. is launching new vodka-based seltzers under its Truly brand. Made with six-times-distilled vodka and real fruit juice, Truly Vodka Seltzer will be available nationally in four flavors including Blackberry & Lemon, Cherry & Lime, Pineapple & Cranberry, and Peach & Tangerine starting October 11.

The new seltzers are at 5% abv, have 110 calories and two grams of sugar, and are gluten free. Backed by a 360-degree integrated campaign, “There’s Vodka in This!,” they’re available in 12-ounce slim cans, variety 8-packs, and single-style 8-packs and 4-packs starting this fall at $10 a 4-pack and $18 an 8-pack. Also this year, the brand introduced a new flavor pack, Truly Margarita-Style, and Truly Flavored Vodka in collaboration with Beam Suntory.

Everything You Need to Know About Truly’s New Spirit-Based Vodka Hard Seltzer

Each variation in the initial rollout is a mashup of two fruit flavors:


We all have a love/hate relationship with online reviews. We get angry when someone points out our flaws on Yelp, but we look for multiple reviews when considering something on Amazon.

How to Pair Wine with Cheesy Snacks, According to the Pros

We’ve enlisted a snob-free handful of cracker-loving wine and beverage pros to confess to their favorite wine and cheesy snack pairings.

Amarone — A Guide to the Basics

Amarone is a wholly unique expression of red wine in Italy, based on a complex winemaking technique, and is an unexpectedly versatile pairing partner for food.

Cartizze Prosecco: A Unique Expression Of Terroir

Many people don’t know about Cartizze Prosecco simply because the production of this remarkable Italian sparkling wine is so limited.

Buffalo Trace’s 2022 Van Winkle Collection: Details, Tasting Notes, and More

It’s that time of year again: Buffalo Trace Distillery’s annual Van Winkle collection is dropping later this month.

What Happened To Blendtique Wine Company After Shark Tank?

Blendtique Wine Company allows wine drinkers to blend their own custom wines from various base varietals.

Every bottle tells a story

A wine’s story can be informed by the place where the wines are made, but also (and perhaps most importantly), by the people whose hands guide the grapes from vine to the bottle

Going ‘rogue’: Researchers discover viral trend in global marketing

According to the researchers, rogue marketing occurs when an unaffiliated individual creates and posts an informal message about a brand on social media that becomes viral.

Consumer Groups Sue Treasury Department to Force Alcohol Nutrition Labeling

In the future, manufacturers could be required to list calorie counts on alcohol labels.

A Guide To The Glera Grape

Have you ever heard about the Glera grape?

Cocktail Salts Are the Next-Level Ingredients Missing from Your Drink

A pinch of salt might make your cocktail even better, whether dissolved into a drink, used to rim a glass, or sprinkled on top to add a distinctive finishing touch.


For the uninitiated, the wine world can seem a bit pretentious. But it doesn’t need to be.

American Wine Is Awash With New AVAs. Who Do They Serve?

Every few months, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) formally approves one or more new American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), and the wine world largely scratches its head and wonders where in the heck these appellations lie

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

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