Liquor Industry News 11-14-22

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*, SWS, OWE, IWM*

11-14-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A Big NO for Big Y

The Complete History Of E. & J. Gallo Winery

5 of the Biggest Vodka Myths, Debunked

Why I let my kids drink wine

My Italian wife grew up with her father allowing her a sip of wine at the table.

https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/why-i-let-my-kids-drink-wine-20221019-p5br43.html

Should You Decant Champagne? It Depends

One thing all parties can agree on, however, is that decanting is situational:

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/21/how-to-decant-champagne/

12 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Drinking Red Wine

When it comes to red wine, a survey conducted by National Today shows that it is the preferred choice for almost half of U.S. consumers.

https://www.mashed.com/1066715/mistakes-everyone-makes-when-drinking-red-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

The Winery Behind Trader Joe’s Wine

Two-Buck Chuck is just a nickname. The label is officially called Charles Shaw, made under the California vintner Bronco Wine Company.

https://www.thedailymeal.com/1064398/the-winery-behind-trader-joes-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

The Complete History Of E. & J. Gallo Winery

The history behind the family-owned E. & J. Gallo Winery can be likened to the depth and complexity of some of its many products.

https://www.mashed.com/1066819/the-complete-history-of-e-j-gallo-winery/?utm_campaign=clip

Commentary: Post-pandemic, we need strong liquor laws

Underage drinking is a serious problem.

https://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Commentary-Post-pandemic-we-need-strong-liquor-17523748.php

FTC penalises Drizly for data breach

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken action against alcohol e-commerce platform Drizly and its CEO for alleged security failures that resulted in the leak of the personal information of 2.5 million users.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/10/ftc-penalises-drizly-for-data-breach/

Sherry gets its newness made official

One of the biggest changes is that the “Sherry Triangle” is for all purposes, no more.

https://www.hudin.com/sherry-gets-its-newness-official/

“Mineral”, “fruity”, “feminine”… the language of wine sometimes doesn’t mean much anymore

The consumer, instead of finding help in these speeches, is more likely to plunge into some confusion.

https://lookcharms.com/mineral-fruity-feminine-the-language-of-wine-sometimes-doesnt-mean-much-anymore/

What are the health benefits and food industry applications of wine industry by-products?

The wine industry generates 20 million tons of by-products annually, corresponding to about 30% of the total quantity of vinified grapes.

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20221024/What-are-the-health-benefits-and-food-industry-applications-of-wine-industry-by-products.aspx

What Is Mead? A Guide to the World’s Oldest Alcoholic Beverage

Although mead may seem like a newcomer to the alcohol scene, it has ancient roots and even predates wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/24/what-is-mead/

The Highest-Rated Beer in Every State (2022)

It’s no secret that Americans love beer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/highest-rated-beer-states-map/

This is why wine was a warrior’s drink for most of history

The history of wine is mainly connected to warriors during the medieval days.

https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-history/wine-military-history/

New Tequila Sodas

The Boston Beer Company has entered the Tequila-based RTD market with Loma Vista, a new line of flavored Tequila sodas. The 5.5% abv drinks are made with Blanco Tequila, lime juice, soda water, and other flavors. The initial lineup comes in two flavors—Lime and Mango—both available in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans. Loma Vista is now available in select markets across the U.S. with expanded availability planned for near future.

5 of the Biggest Vodka Myths, Debunked

To separate fact from folklore, we debunked five of the most widely held vodka myths and even broke down the rationale behind a popular yet futile TikTok trend.

https://vinepair.com/articles/vodka-myths-debunked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e7b79c208a-October_25_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e7b79c208a-38937345&mc_cid=e7b79c208a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Nebbiolo — A Guide to the Basics

Without it, there would be no Barolo or Barbaresco.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/red-wine/nebbiolo-wine-guide

The Top Beer Trends in 2022-23

Has the turmoil of the past few years led to more nostalgic beer styles, a harkening back to simpler times?

https://beveragedynamics.com/2022/10/24/the-top-beer-trends-for-2022-23/

The Best Tequilas for Every Kind of Drinker

Here’s everything you need to know about tequila.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/24/best-tequilas/

The Beginner’s Guide To California’s Paso Robles Wine

Napa and Sonoma might get the bulk of the attention when it comes to California wines, but that doesn’t mean they’re the only regions in the state with something to offer.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1074010/the-beginners-guide-to-californias-paso-robles-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

Beer Label Fundamentals

We’ve compiled the basic information required by both the federal and state levels to help maintain compliance as you begin the label design process.

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/beer-label-fundamentals/

Buttafuoco may be an obscure wine, but it is a wonderful red blend worth the search

The Fiamberti winery has been making wine in the Oltrepò Pavese for more than two centuries

https://thehub.ca/2022-10-28/malcolm-jolley-buttafuoco-may-be-an-obscure-wine-but-it-is-a-wonderful-red-blend-worth-the-price/

New Book Details How Climate Change Will Alter How Wines Are Made Worldwide. . . Sooner Than Later

More than most industries, the global wine community has recognized how climate change will radically affect their vineyards, grape growing and flavor of their wines.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2022/10/28/new-book-details-how-climate-change-will-alter-how-wines-are-made-worldwide—sooner-than-later/?sh=340372b71469

Should alcohol ads face tighter rules?

The drinks industry is fighting its corner in the face of World Health Organization calls for tighter regulations on alcohol advertising.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/10/should-alcohol-ads-face-tighter-rules/

5m bottles of Spanish wine disguised as French in Bordeaux fraud scheme

Bordeaux investigators have discovered a fraud scheme which saw up to five million bottles of cheap Spanish wine disguised as French.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/10/5m-bottles-of-spanish-wine-disguised-as-french-in-bordeaux-fraud-scheme/

American Rye Whiskey Is Having a Moment

While rye itself—defined as a whiskey made with at least 51% rye grain—has been around for centuries,

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/28/american-rye-whiskey-is-having-a-moment/

A Beginner’s Guide to the Loire Valley and Its Iconic Wines

Located along France’s longest river of the same name, the Loire Valley—aka Centre-Loire—is a picturesque region known for its chateaus, royal abbeys and a rich winemaking history that stretches over 2,000 years.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/27/a-beginners-guide-to-the-loire-valley-and-its-iconic-wines/

This Small Missouri Town Will Change the Way You Think About Midwest Wines

Augusta, Missouri, has a surprising wine scene you should know about.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/augusta-missouri-wine-destination-6822193

Sulphur, so good? What it really means when wine ‘contains sulphites’

The debate around sulphur dioxide in wine is full of half-truths, hotly held opinions, and often tedious technicalities.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-drink/130301207/sulphur-so-good-what-it-really-means-when-wine-contains-sulphites

New Cutwater

Cutwater Spirits has announced a new line of bottled RTD cocktails, Cutwater Heaters. The line comes in three varieties—Vodka Apple Pie, Whiskey Hot Toddy, and Hot Buttered Rum—all packaged in 375-ml. bottles at 40% abv. The line is meant to be mixed with hot water to create warm cold-weather sippers. Cutwater Heaters is now available in California, Colorado, and Massachusetts, as well as online via SipWhiskey.com and ReupLiquor.com for a suggested price of $14 a 375-ml. Cutwater Spirits, part of AB InBev, was at just under two million cases in 2021, according to Impact Databank.

Recent trends in wine drinking in the USA

So, it seems to be inflation that is the current issue — wine prices are going up, but our incomes are not.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2022/10/recent-trends-in-wine-drinking-in-usa.html

Why is blending such a key part of making wines in Bordeaux?

Bordeaux used to be a marginal grape-growing region – hence blending was key to achieving consistency in style

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/bordeaux-blend-showcases-art-blending/

The 12 Best Chiantis for 2022

Chianti wines can be juicy and bright, or broody and dark, and they always have wonderful natural acidity.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/6-best-chiantis-2021/

Are corks about to make a comeback?

Cork oaks are harvested for their cork bark about once every nine years.

https://www.therealreview.com/2022/11/02/are-corks-about-to-make-a-comeback/

Holiday Wine-Buying Habits Uncorked: Online Ordering Continues to Grow

For many Americans, wine is an important part of holiday celebrations. It not only pairs well with holiday spreads, but it also makes guests merry and bright.

https://civicscience.com/holiday-wine-buying-habits-uncorked-online-ordering-continues-to-grow/

AND

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF GIVING GIFTS.

HOW TO TWEAK YOUR MESSAGING FOR MORE SALES THIS HOLIDAY.

https://www.wineglassmarketing.com/the-psychology-behind-gift-buying/

Sippd Debuts Wine Quiz to Enhance the Personalization of Consumer’s Wine Recommendations

The introduction of this seven-question quiz comes as an addition to the mobile app’s existing AI-based algorithm, assisting consumers in building and refining their unique wine taste preferences.

https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/598933103/sippd-debuts-wine-quiz-to-enhance-the-personalization-of-consumer-s-wine-recommendations

6 New American Liqueurs To Try Now

These delicious, US-made liqueurs are designed not just for sipping, but for enhancing cocktails as well.

https://www.foodandwine.com/american-made-liqueurs-6754565

The 7 Best Amaretto Liqueurs

Amaretto, which translates to “a little bitter,” is an Italian liqueur with a distinct almond flavor.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/01/best-amaretto-liqueurs/

A Big NO for Big Y

When the roll call vote came, it was No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No. A resounding nine no votes and not a single yes.

https://franklinobserver.town.news/g/franklin-town-ma/n/129523/big-no-big-y

AND

License transfer from Franklin Village Liquors to Big Y

Town of Franklin MA says NO listen why

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/11/town-council-quarterbacking-with-tom.html

How To Successfully Store, Pour And Drink Champagne, According To An Expert

Mary Claire Boyd, fair director of the Spirit of Christmas Fair, is here to give her advice on how best to enjoy a glass of bubbly.

https://www.luxurylifestylemag.co.uk/food-and-drink/how-to-successfully-store-pour-and-drink-champagne-according-to-an-expert/

Wineries Embrace Worms in the Fight to Conserve Water

Feeding on the grape skins, seeds, sugars and other organic compounds in winery gray water, the worms generate nutrient-dense worm castings, a rich source of fertilizer.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/31/wineries-worms/

The Best Bottle Picks for a Delicious Mulled Wine

From the first bit of chill in the evening air, those of us who love the cozy season pull out all the stops to make home a bit more hygge.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/04/best-mulled-wine/

How neuroscience can make your wine taste better

Neuroscience and wine may not seem like immediate bedfellows, but some producers are putting the time in to find out how drinkers are affected by things like our surroundings and assumptions. This in turn offers some insights into how to make the wine you serve taste better.

https://www.cityam.com/how-neuroscience-can-make-your-wine-taste-better/

A practical definition of terroir

Let’s start with the premise that there is such a thing as terroir, and then afterwards, touch a little upon the perspectives of naysayers.

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/A-practical-definition-of-terroir

The Beginner’s Guide To Italy’s South Tyrol Wine Region

South Tyrol (Alto Adige in Italian and Südtirol in German) boasts the northernmost location in the country, bordering Austria. For over 500 years

https://www.tastingtable.com/1084350/the-beginners-guide-to-italys-south-tyrol-wine-region/?utm_campaign=clip

Is Malt Beer The Same Thing As Malt Liquor?

Before we get into the differences between malt beer and malt liquor, it will be helpful to know what malt is

https://www.tastingtable.com/1079617/is-malt-beer-the-same-thing-as-malt-liquor/?utm_campaign=clip

Why You Should Reconsider Buying Cooking Wine At The Grocery Store

The rule of thumb for choosing a wine to cook with has always been to not cook with a wine that you wouldn’t drink.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1080599/why-you-should-reconsider-buying-cooking-wine-at-the-grocery-store/?utm_campaign=clip

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

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