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Liquor Industry News 03-15-21

March 15, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

03-15-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Most Extreme Wine Tastings Around the World

A beginner’s guide to nonalcoholic beer

Should Your Cocktail Carry a Cancer Warning?

Black Velvet Cocktail – Guinness and Champagne

Black Velvet’ was first made by a bartender of Brooks’s Club in London in 1861 to mourn the death of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s Prince Consort.

https://glassofbubbly.com/black-velvet-cocktail-guinness-and-champagne/

 

SEVEN REASONS TO DRINK AUSTRIAN WINE

Be it the country’s whites or reds, this nation’s vinous output is adored by sommeliers and other members of the hospitality sector.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/seven-reasons-to-drink-austrian-wine/

 

Bud Light Launches ‘Out of Office’ Hard Seltzer Cocktail Variety Pack

Four new tropical flavors as part of a new limited-edition variety pack.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/bud-light-out-of-office-variety-pack/

 

5 of the Biggest Absinthe Myths, Debunked

To set the record straight, here are five of the biggest myths surrounding absinthe, busted.

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-biggest-absinthe-myths/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4852095933-MAR_1_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4852095933-38937345&mc_cid=4852095933&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Bota Box Introduces “Bota Box Breeze,” Lower in Calories, Carbs and Alcohol

Brand crafted to be lower in calories, carbohydrates and alcohol, while offering the exceptional quality and deliciousness that consumers expect from Bota Box.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=242204

 

Fun, Unique & Amusing Facts About Wine

Here is a variety of fun, odd, and amusing facts about wine, grapes, vineyards and winemaking.

http://siponthisjuice.com/fun-odd-amusing-facts-about-wine/

In Valpolicella, Red Is Leaning Green

“Sustainability” has become a key word for winemakers in Valpolicella,

https://www.sommjournal.com/valpolicella-red-leaning-green/

What Are Aromatic Wines?

While all wines have aroma — that’s why we smell them, after all — the term “aromatic wine” is used when describing and labeling a group of white wines that are known for their dominant floral nose. These are called “aromatic whites.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-are-aromatic-wines/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1b911d0658-MAR_2_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1b911d0658-38937345&mc_cid=1b911d0658&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 Things You Should Know About Monkey Shoulder

Monkey Shoulder is a blended Scotch that’s a fan favorite.

https://vinepair.com/articles/monkey-shoulder-scotch-guide-27/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1b911d0658-MAR_2_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1b911d0658-38937345&mc_cid=1b911d0658&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

RAPPER TRAVIS SCOTT LAUNCHES AGAVE-BASED HARD SELTZER

Inspired by the rapper’s love of Tequila, the LA-made drink, housed in 12oz, 16oz and 25oz cans, comes in three flavor’s: lime, pineapple, and strawberry.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/rapper-travis-scott-launches-agave-based-hard-seltzer/

Dietary fats interact with grape tannins to influence wine taste

Researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have explored how lipids — fatty molecules abundant in cheese, meats, vegetable oils and other foods — interact with grape tannins, masking the undesirable flavors of the wine compounds.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-03/acs-dfi022621.php

STUDY OF 200,000 WINE SCORES SHOWS ORGANIC WINES ‘TASTE BETTER’

Wines produced from organic or biodynamically produced grapes do taste better, according to two separate studies analysing the scores of 200,000 wines given by independent critics in both California and France.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/study-of-200000-wine-scores-shows-organic-wines-taste-better/

A Chemist Explains Why Corks Matter When Storing Wine

The importance of bottle stoppers and aging wine.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/chemist-explains-corks-matter-storing-wine/?utm_campaign=corks-closures-RG-terroir&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

CONOR MCGREGOR’S FUTURE WITH PROPER NO. 12 IRISH WHISKEY REPORTEDLY IN QUESTION

A little-noticed line in drinks conglomerate Becle’s annual financial statement raised questions.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/conor-mcgregors-future-with-proper-no-12-irish-whiskey-reportedly-in-question/

Why wine tasting technique is important

What one tastes in a wine, depends on our knowledge base, vocabulary, perceptive tools, and personal biology.

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/life/columnists/2021/03/03/robert-russell-wine-tasting-technique-important/6885708002/

18 Campari Cocktails for All Seasons

You’ll find something to sip no matter what season it is.

https://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/best-campari-cocktails

How to Read a Wine Label

Admit it. You’ve probably bought a wine based on nothing more than a beautiful label.

https://www.nataliemaclean.com/blog/videos/how-to-read-wine-label/

The 30 Best Bourbons for Every Budget

Here are the 30 best bourbons for every budget to buy right now.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/30-best-bourbons-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=47d8eccde3-MAR_5_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-47d8eccde3-38937345&mc_cid=47d8eccde3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Decoy Wines Introduces Premium Varietal Wine Seltzers

The Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Rosé wines in the premium seltzers come from prime vineyard sources throughout California.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/decoy-wines-introduces-premium-varietal-wine-seltzers/

 

Should Your Cocktail Carry a Cancer Warning?

In recent years, a growing number of medical and public health groups have introduced public awareness campaigns warning people to drink with caution, noting that alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of cancer, behind tobacco and obesity.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/04/well/alcohol-cancer-risk.html

 

WHAT WINE – IF ANY – GOES WITH ICE CREAM?

It’s not impossible to pair wine with ice cream but it’s not easy.

https://www.matchingfoodandwine.com/news/pairings/-what-wine—if-any—goes-with-ice-cream/

 

A beginner’s guide to nonalcoholic beer

Many drinkers have sought out craft beer’s high-quality ingredients and flavors without its alcoholic effects and continue to do so.

https://www.insider.com/what-is-nonalcoholic-beer

 

The Most Extreme Wine Tastings Around the World

As rules on gatherings continue to shift, many tasting rooms have moved outdoors, but it’s not all wine patios and tasting igloos out there.

https://www.foodandwine.com/travel/most-extreme-wine-tastings-around-the-world

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

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Liquor Industry News 03-08-21

March 8, 2021

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

03-08-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What is Wine Mouthfeel?

10 Eating and Drinking Rules Italians Live By

8 Things You Should Know About the Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky

5 Wine Habits That Are Causing Your Hangovers

Five bad wine drinking habits you’ve likely been guilty of in the past that result in hangovers.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-wine-habits-that-are-causing-your-hangovers/

 

How to Get Red Wine Out of Clothes

What’s the first thing you should do if you spill a glass of red wine on your clothes?

https://www.rd.com/article/how-to-get-red-wine-out-of-clothes/

 

WINE LABELING OVERVIEW

TTB Guide to labels

https://www.ttb.gov/images/pdfs/presentations/2021-02-wine-labeling-overview.pdf

 

Organic Wine vs. Regular Wine – What Is the Difference?

This trend has been going on for groceries for a long time. And more and more wine lovers also demand organic wine.

https://winelovermagazine.com/blog/organic-wine-vs-regular-wine-what-is-the-difference/

 

How to Understand (Almost) Everything on a Wine Label

There are some basic formulas that can help you understand the rather confusing and sometimes smug words on wine labels.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/21/how-to-read-a-wine-label/

 

Can ‘Clean’ Wine Save Your Complexion?

If your skin has ever reacted to drinking wine, you’re not alone.

https://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/article/clean-wine

 

6 Decanting Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Whether you’re a lifelong wine drinker or newbie, decanting is easy to learn and can enhance the experience of the wine you drink.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-worst-decanting-mistakes/

 

#DrinkTok: How One App Is Influencing What We Sip

Not only has it changed the music industry and given us countless viral food hacks, but, whether you realize it or not, it’s also influencing what’s in your glass.

https://vinepair.com/articles/drinktok-influence-drinks-culture/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e482cd5997-FEB_22_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e482cd5997-38937345&mc_cid=e482cd5997&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Supermarket wine sales during the pandemic

Supermarket wine seems to be thriving during the pandemic, as we make fewer trips and buy more items – including wine – at one store instead of splitting the trip into two or three stops.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/supermarket-wine-sales-during-the-pandemic/

 

What’s new in Prosecco?

The Prosecco appellation is being revolutionised from the inside out, projecting it towards a series of major innovations

https://www.decanter.com/learn/whats-new-in-prosecco-452103/

 

Heineken to Release Dos Equis Ranch Water Hard Seltzer

Heineken set to join the growing number of producers offering a ready-to-drink (RTD) canned version of the cocktail via its Dos Equis brand.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/dos-equis-canned-ranch-water-release/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b34f9b530c-FEB_23_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b34f9b530c-38937345&mc_cid=b34f9b530c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

TANQUERAY LAUNCHES 0.0% ABV VERSION TO JOIN GROWING ALCOHOL-FREE SECTOR

Tanqueray described the alcohol-free ‘spirit’ as a “mindful drink option for those not willing to compromise on taste”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/tanqueray-launches-0-0-abv-version-to-join-growing-alcohol-free-sector/

 

Boxed Wine Is the Best Cooking Wine

Cooking wine should be good enough to drink, but not so good that you feel bad dumping it into a sauce or stew.

https://skillet.lifehacker.com/boxed-wine-is-the-best-cooking-wine-1846327039

 

Cheese and Wine Pairings

From the classic to the fun and funky, here are my favorite tips to make pairing wine with cheese a brie-s.

https://www.dcanterwines.com/blogs/wine-life/cheese-and-wine-pairings/

 

Surefire Ways To Spot Good Wine From Bad Wine

Not all cheap wine is low-quality wine, and not all expensive wine is excellent.

https://www.assaggioboston.com/news/2021/02/22/surefire-ways-to-spot-good-wine-from-bad-wine/

 

Does Wine Freeze?

To understand why and how wine freezes, we need to understand the different components that make up your wine.

https://www.goldmedalwineclub.com/blog/post/does-wine-freeze

 

New Tia Maria

Tia Maria, part of the Disaronno International portfolio, has unveiled a new ready-to-drink cocktail, the Iced Coffee Frappé. The 4% abv offering is available nationwide in 200-ml. 4-packs retailing at $10, with single 200-ml. cans positioned at $2.30. Meanwhile, the core Tia Maria coffee liqueur ($28 a 750-ml.) has received a new bottle design that emphasizes its cold brew method and ingredients of 100% Arabica coffee beans and Madagascar vanilla.

A New Class of ‘Performance’ Beers Is Taking a Page From Gatorade

The idea of alcohol coinciding with an athlete’s regimen might seem counterintuitive. And it certainly shouldn’t replace water.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-23/a-new-class-of-performance-beers-is-taking-a-page-from-gatorade

French Critics Rate Organic and Biodynamic Wines 6-12 Points Higher in Scores Compared to Conventional or Sustainable Wines

What was most surprising to me was that we found a significant difference between organic and biodynamic versus conventional, but no difference between conventional and sustainable

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=241973

Why the Promised Benefits of Red Wine on Your Body and Brain Are Not Aging Well

You’ve read the articles and you’ve discussed it with your friends — there really are some great benefits of red wine, right?

https://themapsinstitute.com/why-the-promised-benefits-of-red-wine-on-your-body-and-brain-are-not-aging-well/

 

The Biggest Cognac Trends of 2021, According to Spirits Educators

Given that trends are typically defined and driven by the on-premise, one begins to wonder what this all means for Cognac in 2021 — how the unprecedented events of the last 12 months will influence the year ahead of us.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-biggest-cognac-trends-of-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a1bc4a06c5-FEB_24_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a1bc4a06c5-38937345&mc_cid=a1bc4a06c5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Grey Goose

Grey Goose has unveiled Essences, a new range of vodkas infused with real fruit and cold-distilled botanicals. The lineup will initially include Strawberry & Lemongrass, White Peach & Rosemary, and Watermelon & Basil expressions. The new range is at 30% abv and has no gluten, artificial ingredients, sugar or carbs. It’s aimed at the fast-growing at-home cocktail segment. Grey Goose Essences are rolling out nationwide, retailing at $30 a 750-ml.

 

WHY DO WE ARGUE ABOUT WINE?

Why should I care whether someone else prefers a wine I don’t like?

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2021/02/24/why-do-we-argue-about-wine/

 

The alcohol indicator

Could average alcohol be an indication of vintage quality?

https://www.therealreview.com/2021/02/24/the-alcohol-indicator/

 

The Life and Times of “Pizza Wine”

In some ways, wine writers helped develop the trope of pizza wine that’s emerged today.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/the-life-and-times-natural-lambrusco-pizza-wine/

 

Italian Red Wines That Should Be Better Known

There are dozens of other reds from around the country that are underrated; wines that consistently deliver excellent quality and typicity, often at very reasonable prices.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomhyland/2021/02/20/italian-red-wines-that-should-be-better-known/?sh=57704e481f48&utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=abdbf77879-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_02_24_10_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-abdbf77879-64683881

 

A Guide to India’s Must-Try Spirits

India has a long history with alcohol. It’s been consumed for centuries, and there are references to alcoholic fermentation and distillation that date back to 200 B.C.

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/a-guide-to-indias-must-try-spirits

 

GÉRARD BERTRAND LAUNCHES FIRST ORANGE WINE

Called Orange Gold, the wine is made from a blend of Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne, Mauzac and Muscat.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/gerard-bertrand-launches-first-orange-wine/

Walla Walla Wine Country Guide

Let’s explore what’s great in Walla Walla Valley wine country.

https://wallawalla.guides.winefolly.com/?utm_campaign=25%2F2%2F21%20-%20Walla%20Walla%20Regional%20Guide%20Launch&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

Healthy Wines: What the Labels Really Mean

Next time you head to the store to grab your favorite bottle of red or white, you may notice a cornucopia of terms.

https://earth911.com/how-and-buy/healthy-wines-what-labels-mean/

How Adding Wine to Your Coffee Makes You a True Italian

Caffè corretto is fundamentally an espresso shot with added alcohol – usually a liquor, such as brandy, grappa or sambuca.  However, some Italians, use a splash of wine instead.

https://lizthachmw.com/winestars/how-adding-wine-to-your-coffee-makes-you-a-true-italian/

Hard Kombucha

What is hard kombucha? Does it still have similar health benefits to regular kombucha? We answer all of your questions on this popular alcoholic drink here.

https://health-ade.com/blogs/blog/hard-kombucha

8 Things You Should Know About the Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky

Though The Famous Grouse has been making Scotch for centuries, there’s always more to learn about the classic brand.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-famous-grouse-scotch-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=de1232a820-FEB_26_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-de1232a820-38937345&mc_cid=de1232a820&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Essential Black-Owned Spirits and Wines You Need To Try Right Now

A common obstacle that many Black owners of spirits and wines face however is having their products accessible in physical and online stores.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/essential-black-owned-spirits-wines-you-need-to-try

 

New Bumbu

Bumbu Rum Company is introducing Bumbu Créme, a new line extension joining its existing Bumbu Original and Bumbu XO expressions. Retailing at $35 a 750-ml., Bumbu Créme is a 15% abv blend of rum, spices, and real dairy cream and is recommended to be served chilled straight, on the rocks, or in cocktails. Bumbu is part of the Sovereign Brands portfolio, which also includes Luc Belaire sparkling wine, McQueen and the Violet Fog gin, and Villon, a French spirit competing in the Cognac category.

 

Pairing Wine And Cheese? Science Says White May Be A Better Choice Than Red

Conventional wisdom would have you drink red wine with cheese. A new study, published in the Journal of Food Science, only partially supports that pairing,

https://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/nov/08/pairing-wine-and-cheese-science-says-white-may-be/

 

11 Reasons to Drink Prosecco

It’s long been the aperitivo of choice for Italians up and down the peninsula, and it’s now the most sold sparkler in the U.S.—and for good reason:

https://www.winemag.com/2015/09/30/11-reasons-you-should-be-drinking-prosecco/

 

 

Understanding an Italian Wine List

Learn the basics of how to read an Italian wine list to order wine with confidence.

https://winefolly.com/tips/understanding-italian-wine-list/

 

Protecting Italy’s food and wine

On Italian wine bottles found on shelves in the U.S., you can often see the IGT, DOC, and DOCG indications on labels, the primary three levels in the system.

https://www.thealpenanews.com/opinion/editorials-and-columns/2021/02/protecting-italys-food-and-wine/

 

The History of the Aperitivo — and How to Enjoy It Like an Italian

Aperitivo is a drink, usually wine or a light mixed cocktail, accompanied by a small meal at the end of the workday, intended to be a prelude to dinner.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/cocktails-spirits/history-of-aperitivo

 

One Major Side Effect of Drinking Red Wine, Says New Study

There’s yet another positive side effect to drinking wine—well, red wine, specifically—and consider it an added bonus that you can pair it with cheese and still reap the health benefits.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-effect-red-wine-study/

10 Eating and Drinking Rules Italians Live By

Whether it’s making pasta, fermenting wine, or just enjoying life, the Italians seem to have it pretty much figured out.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/eating-and-drinking-rules-italians-live-by

Tuscany: One of Italy’s Most Famous Wine Regions

Most of Tuscan’s top wine regions produce red wine, but that’s not to say that white wines aren’t produced. But more than 80% of Tuscan wines are red.

https://www.everwonderwine.com/blog/2021/2/27/tuscany-one-of-italys-most-famous-wine-regions

What is Wine Mouthfeel?

One particular concept that helps drinkers judge wine quality is ‘mouthfeel’.

https://www.goldmedalwineclub.com/blog/post/what-is-wine-mouthfeel

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Liquor Industry News 03-01-21

March 1, 2021

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Do Americans Pair Their Wine with Food or TV?

8 of the Best Margarita Recipes for Winter

How to make Limoncello

10 Things You Should Know About Dewar’s Scotch Whisky

The beloved Scotch may be a worldwide household name, but there’s always more to learn.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-dewars-white-label-scotch-whisky-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=105aac8f98-FEB_15_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-105aac8f98-38937345&mc_cid=105aac8f98&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wine List Secrets Revealed

Lists are going to be smaller

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/02/wine-list-secrets-revealed

 

Stop making this wine and dessert pairing mistake

While some food and flavors are a match made in heaven, one flavor combination has an added ingredient that shouldn’t be on the table.

https://foodsided.com/2021/02/14/wine-and-dessert-pairing-mistake/

 

Do’s and Don’ts of Drinking Champagne

Bubbly Tips

https://onthesauceagain.com/2019/02/20/dos-and-donts-of-drinking-champagne/

Is champagne stronger than non-bubby alcoholic drinks?

Although a typical glass of champagne has no more alcohol than wine, there is some evidence that it impairs people faster than its flat counterpart.

https://www.livescience.com/champagne-drunk-faster.html

Why Uber Will Not Be Challenging How Alcohol is Sold and Distributed

First, it’s essential to appreciate the “three-tier system” for what it is

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2021/02/why-uber-will-not-be-challenging-how-alcohol-is-sold-and-distributed/

Why Sommeliers Are More Essential Than Ever

Sommeliers were typically the first to be cut from a shift pre-pandemic, and in more recent months, they have been the first furloughed and last rehired.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-sommeliers-are-more-essential-than-ever/

THE ETYMOLOGICAL ORIGINS OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST GRAPES

The etymological origins of many grape varieties are hazy at best, and near untraceable in many cases. But there are plenty of clues to follow to help decipher the most likely accounts of how grapes got their names.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/the-etymological-origins-of-the-worlds-biggest-grapes/

New Deep Eddy

Deep Eddy vodka has extended with a new Lime flavor. Retailing at $20 a 750-ml., the new entry is debuting nationwide next month, backed by trade and consumer media, social media, out-of-home displays, and retail point-of-sale support. In addition to Lime, Deep Eddy Vodka’s portfolio includes Original Vodka, Orange, Peach, Lemon, Ruby Red, Cranberry, and Sweet Tea. Part of the Heaven Hill Brands stable, Deep Eddy has annual U.S. volume of 1.5 million cases.

Is Social Media Bad for Sobriety?

If your friends are partying or posting about alcohol often on social media, you should be careful with what you’re seeing and what you’re associating with fun,

https://www.nextavenue.org/is-social-media-bad-for-sobriety/

PENFOLDS RELEASES CALIFORNIA WINE COLLECTION

The iconic wine estate began exploring the potential of Californian terroir in the 1980s – Penfolds acquired a stake in Geyser Peak winery in 1988.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/penfolds-releases-california-wine-collection/

Canadian Wine Is Better Than You Think

The Canadian wine industry may still be in its infancy compared to Old World wine-producing regions,

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-canadian-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9d27baf244-FEB_17_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9d27baf244-38937345&mc_cid=9d27baf244&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Does Amaro or Vermouth Have to Be Refrigerated?

This is a question with different answers, as these are all not exactly the same thing.

https://vinepair.com/articles/should-amaro-or-vermouth-be-refrigerated/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9d27baf244-FEB_17_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9d27baf244-38937345&mc_cid=9d27baf244&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Baileys

Diageo has launched a new, lower-calorie brand extension for Baileys Irish Cream. The release, Baileys Deliciously Light, comes in at 16.1% abv and has 40% fewer calories and 40% less sugar than the original Baileys. To kick off the launch, Diageo has partnered with Cocktail Courier, a home mixology-focused e-commerce platform, to create four cocktail kits showing off the new liqueur. Baileys Deliciously Light is now available nationwide for around $25 a 750-ml.

New Mikes

Mike’s Hard has announced a new lemonade-flavored seltzer, entering the growing subcategory within the wider world of hard seltzers. The 5% abv RTD is launching in four flavors—lemon, strawberry, mango, and pineapple—available together in a variety 12-pack of 12-ounce cans. Mike’s Hard Lemonade Seltzer is now available across the U.S. Mike’s Hard Lemonade was up 14.5% to 8.4 million cases in IRI channels for the year ending December 27.

Chilean Wine vs Italian Wine – Who Comes Out on Top?

Wouldn’t it be interesting to compare the Chilean and Italian wine industries to see what makes each one stand out?

https://blog.xtrawine.com/en/chilean-wine-vs-italian-wine-who-comes-out-on-top/

How to make Limoncello – Italians favorite Lemon Liqueur

In northern Italy, the liqueur is often referred to as Limoncino, while the English calls it Lemoncello

https://thefinestitalianwine.com/how-to-make-limoncello-italians-favorite-lemon-liqueur/

 

Barolo & Barbaresco: 10 high-flying vineyard sites

As the number of single-vineyard wines produced in Piedmont proliferated over the past half-century, so the level of confusion for consumers increased.

https://www.decanter.com/premium/barolo-barbaresco-vineyards-10-high-flying-sites-451115/

 

E & J Gallo to distribute Bev’s “zero sugar” canned wine

Bev and E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced today that the two companies have partnered together to help bring Bev and their mission to more consumers across the country.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=241677

 

What’s the Problem with Wine Influencers?

it would appear that there’s one community getting the brunt of this wild fury: influencers.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/02/whats-the-problem-with-wine-influencers

 

Beer! A Love Story’ Documentary

Filmed in Europe and the United States, the feature-length production introduces viewers to the human connection that is formed with one of the world’s oldest fermented beverages.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/hudsonlindenberger/2021/02/17/the-movie-for-all-beer-lovers/?sh=187444533b7a

 

How to know what woman you are (and who you are in front of) from the wine she drinks

Based on your wine tastes you can draw a profile of what, in broad terms, is your character and if you recognize yourself in more than one of these profiles, the better!

https://geishagourmet.com/enoprofiling-come-sapere-che-donna-sei-e-che-hai-di-fronte-dal-vino-che-beve/

 

KENDALL JENNER ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF HER OWN TEQUILA BRAND, 818

The range comprises three variants: 818 Blanco, 818 Reposado and 818 Añejo.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/kendall-jenner-announces-launch-of-her-own-tequila-brand-818/

 

JAPANESE WHISKY ISSUED WITH NEW LABELLING RULES

Under the new regulations, products that carry the name ‘Japanese whisky’ or ‘Japanese whiskey’ must always be made with malted grains. The water used must be sourced from Japan

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/japan-whisky-issued-with-new-labelling-rules/

 

Guide to Barbera Wine

Discover this unique little grape and never again feel like you have to revert to ‘Chianti’ when looking for a great valued Italian wine.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/guide-to-barbera-wine/?utm_campaign=barbera-accessible-drinkable-wine&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

 

How to Create Perfectly Clear Ice for Superior Cocktails

The large, clear cubes that are commonplace at craft cocktail bars and on Instagram represent the pinnacle of frozen water.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-make-clear-ice/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cdf6afacc4-FEB_18_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cdf6afacc4-38937345&mc_cid=cdf6afacc4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

8 of the Best Margarita Recipes for Winter

If you’ve been limiting your Margarita consumption to the summer months, you’ve been doing it wrong.

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-best-winter-margaritas/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cdf6afacc4-FEB_18_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cdf6afacc4-38937345&mc_cid=cdf6afacc4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wine Market Council Releases Results of Study on the Role of Wine in a Wellness Lifestyle

The primary goal of the research was to better understand how wine is perceived as compared to other beverage alcohol categories

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/02/17/wine-market-council-study-role-wine-wellness-lifestyle

 

Rías Baixas: Home to Real Albariño

Scientists are now convinced that Albariño originated in Rías Baixas.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/02/16/rias-baixas-home-to-real-albarino/

 

Global Market Report

The start of 2021 has seen strong activity levels on California’s bulk wine market, driven by the perception of tighter supply – due to the lighter 2020 crop – and the continuation of robust grocery store sales

https://www.ciatti.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Global-Market-Report-February-2021-Revised-1.pdf

 

ORGANIC WINE REMAINS #1 SUSTAINABLE WINE TYPE, BUT DESIRE TO BUY IS WANING

Has Covid changed our relationship with sustainable and organic wine?

https://www.wineintelligence.com/organic-wine-remains-1-sustainable-wine-type-but-desire-to-buy-is-waning/

 

ARE WE MISDESCRIBING ASTRINGENCY BY REFERRING TO TANNINS?

Most reviews of red wine include a brief description of mouthfeel, usually by referencing the impact and quality of tannins.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2021/02/18/are-we-misdescribing-astringency-by-referring-to-tannins/

 

How Orson Welles Became the Most Infamous Pitchman in Booze History

But the biggest news for Welles in 2020 was surely the 40th anniversary of the drunken outtakes from a Paul Masson champagne commercial.

https://www.insidehook.com/article/food-and-drink/most-infamous-pitchman-orson-welles

 

Do Americans Pair Their Wine with Food or TV? The Answer Might Surprise You

The results of a new study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of the Idaho Wine Commission.

https://www.king5.com/video/entertainment/buzz60/do-americans-pair-their-wine-with-food-or-tv-the-answer-might-surprise-you/600-361678b5-f543-44d2-b6c7-771552a00271

 

2020 Sales

Final retail sales data for 2020 was released recently by the U.S. Commerce Department, and while beer, wine and liquor stores soared 18% to $70.3 billion last year, food service and drinking places—including restaurants and bars—fell 19.5% to $616.7 billion. Alcoholic beverage volumes rose 11.5% in Nielsen channels for the 52 weeks ending December 26, which led to a corresponding 17.6% increase in retail dollars. But even though off-premise gains in 2020 were enough to compensate for volume losses on-premise, Impact Databank estimates that total industry dollars fell last year, for the first time since federal excise taxes were raised significantly in 1991, which resulted in a drop in overall demand.

Why Wine Has Fallen Behind in the No- and Low-ABV Category

Wine is arguably the hardest alcoholic drink type to shoehorn into a no/low format,

https://vinepair.com/articles/no-low-abv-wine/

Tasting Through the 9 Communes of Chianti Classico

With some it was the variety of grapes used, the altitudes of the vineyards or the soils in which the grapes are grown

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2019/06/9-communes-of-chianti-classico.html?m=1

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Do Some Types of Alcohol Affect Libido More Than Others?

7 Sommelier Secrets for Buying Affordable Wines That Taste Top-Notch

Coalition warns USPS alcohol delivery ‘not safe’

A Guide to the Most Popular Greek Wine Varieties

Here is a guide to the most popular Greek wine varieties you should make sure to try

https://greeking.me/blog/greek-food-guide/item/287-a-guide-to-the-most-popular-greek-wine-varieties

How to Understand (Almost) Everything on a Wine Label

There are some basic formulas that can help you understand the rather confusing and sometimes smug words on wine labels.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/21/how-to-read-a-wine-label/

GUIDE TO TANNINS IN WINE

Best foods to match with tannic wines and try to answer whether tannins are good or evil

https://www.wineswithattitude.co.uk/blog/tannins-in-wine.html

10 Things You Should Know About Angry Orchard Hard Cider

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, an Angry Orchard a day certainly can’t hurt.

https://vinepair.com/articles/angry-orchard-hard-cider-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=15cff45d76-FEB_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-15cff45d76-38937345&mc_cid=15cff45d76&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Ménage à Trois Unveils New Sweet Collection Aimed At Diversifying The Brand

Trinchero Family Estates is launching a new Sweet Collection of wines under the Ménage à Trois brand in a bid to bring new consumers into the prominent California wine label, which has annual U.S. volume of 3 million cases. The Sweet Collection will initially include a Dolce Sweet Red Blend and Moscato Sweet White Blend, rolling out nationally this month at $14 a 750-ml.

Billed as “indulgent, semi-sparkling sweet wines,” the new entries are both at 9.5% abv and are targeting a younger and more diverse demographic than the core Ménage à Trois brand, Trinchero tells SND, noting that the wines feature a sweetness scale on the back label and are recommended to be served slightly chilled. Ménage à Trois’ new Sweet Collection will compete against such well-known labels as Stella Rosa and Roscato in the marketplace.

How Saint Valentine (Sort of) Saved French Wine

Many people associate wine with romance. But the residents of Roquemaure, a small town just north of Avignon in France, link Rhône wine and a kissing free-for-all with a devastating blight and a pilgrimage to a saint.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/02/08/saint-valentine-saved-french-wine/

6 Tips for Pairing Wine and Salad
Wine is so versatile, you can find a bottle to pair with just about anything

http://socialvignerons.com/2016/01/15/6-tips-for-pairing-wine-and-salad/

 

Wine Could Help You Fight Covid

t’s possible that the tannins in red wine, and tea, could inhibit Covid-19. A prominent cancer researcher in Taiwan is investigating the theory right now.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/02/wine-could-help-you-fight-covid

 

Beyond the Dirty Martini: Why Pickled Cocktails Deserve Your Attention

There are two ways to pickle your cocktails, according to mixologists

https://vinepair.com/articles/pickled-cocktails-trend/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c55344d05-FEB_9_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c55344d05-38937345&mc_cid=7c55344d05&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Coalition warns USPS alcohol delivery ‘not safe’

Allowing the USPS to ship beverage alcohol would compromise the work of policy makers across America who work hard to control underage access to alcohol and keep moderate levels of consumption part of safe and healthy communities.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/02/coalition-warns-usps-alcohol-delivery-not-safe/

 

Cheetos and Sancerre: The pandemic art of junk food and wine pairings

Vanessa Price’s book “Big Macs & Burgundy” proves that wine pairings don’t have to be stuffy

https://www.today.com/food/cheetos-sancerre-pandemic-art-junk-food-wine-pairings-t207994

 

Evidence mounts that eco-friendly wine tastes better

Organic wines are judged to be higher quality by experts — but that the difference is not just a matter of whether the wines came from organic or conventionally grown grapes.

https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/organic-french-wine-tastes-better-delmas-research

 

 

From Field to Farm: Five Questions With NFL Star-Turned-Vintner, Drew Bledsoe

Here, we check in with Bledsoe to learn more about his latest endeavors.

WINES ARE IN STOCK!

https://www.winemag.com/2021/02/07/drew-bledsoe-wine-football-interview/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=708ffe304c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_02_09_10_37&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-708ffe304c-64683881

Bye Belgium: Anheuser-Busch Will Brew Stella Artois in the U.S.

Anheuser-Busch (A-B) announced it will move the production of Stella Artois from Europe to its U.S. breweries,

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/stella-artois-production-relocated/

The truth about boxed wine

For decades, poor quality wine, labeled simply as “white” or “red,” was relegated to these boxes and sold in supermarkets at bargain basement prices.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/the-truth-about-boxed-wine

 

About Oregon’s Applegate Valley AVA

Applegate Valley is a sub-region AVA located in Oregon’s Southern Oregon AVA

http://briscoebites.com/about-applegate-valley/

 

The Pope’s vino: Vatican will produce estate-grown wine

This is the first time that the Vatican will grow grapes on one of its estates for the production of its own wine,

https://dobianchi.com/2021/02/08/cotarella-castel-gandolfo/

 

Wine report: Retailers uncork big profits with private label wine

Lately, the category has reached a new level of acceptance.

https://storebrands.com/wine-report-retailers-uncork-big-profits-private-label-wine

 

DRINK WINE, HAVE SEX, ADVISES LEADING FRENCH DOCTOR

People “need balance”, and, having recommended drinking wine and having sex

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/drink-wine-have-sex-advises-leading-french-doctor/

California Crushed 3.4 Million Tons of Wine Grapes in 2020

Down nearly 13 percent when compared to 2019,

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=241471

How Red Wine is Made Step by Step

Surprisingly, not much has changed since we started making wine 8,000 years ago.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/how-is-red-wine-made/?utm_campaign=how-wine-is-made&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

 

Will Uber’s Drizly Acquisition Destroy the Three-Tier System?

So what does it mean if Uber takes on the existing system for alcohol distribution in the United States?

https://vinepair.com/articles/ubers-drizly-acquisition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2917d8b381-FEB_11_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2917d8b381-38937345&mc_cid=2917d8b381&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How an Ancient Croatian Grape Became America’s Signature Wine

Crljenak Kaštelanski (surl-YEN-ack cas-tuh-LON-skee) was once a rare, obsolescent grape variety.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/02/11/crjlenak-original-zinfandel/

 

Researchers to reduce wine’s alcohol content

The team, made up of undergraduate and graduate students, wants to identify ways yeast can reduce alcohol content in wine,

https://dailyevergreen.com/99766/top-feature/researchers-to-reduce-wines-alcohol-content/

 

CANNABIS-INFUSED SELTZER RANGE LAUNCHES IN US

Each 12-ounce can of contains 5mg of THC – the psychoactive component of cannabis.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/cannabis-infused-seltzer-range-launches-in-us/

Easter Island Now Home To One of the World’s Most Remote Vineyards

Easter Island will soon offer more than ancient, stone-faced statues.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/easter-island-vineyard-announced/

 

7 Sommelier Secrets for Buying Affordable Wines That Taste Top-Notch

Here’s what you need to know about buying wine on a budget.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/beverages/how-to-shop-for-affordable-wine

 

Stanley Tucci Explores the Wines and Cuisines of Italy in New CNN Docu-Series

Searching for Italy, a six-episode documentary series debuting this weekend on CNN

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/stanley-tucci-explores-the-wines-and-cuisines-of-italy-in-new-cnn-docu-series

 

Do Some Types of Alcohol Affect Libido More Than Others?

While booze can loosen inhibitions, it also leads to a host of problems during your intimate moments.

https://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Do-Some-Types-of-Alcohol-Affect-Libido-More-Than-15945365.php

 

You Should Be Drinking Grower Champagne

There is, in fact, a different kind of Champagne, delicious sparkling wine from that same hallowed ground, made of humbler stuff yet no less compelling, and every bit as celebratory.

https://www.eater.com/wine/22263123/best-champagne-is-grower-champagne-bottle-to-buy-bubbly

How Does Red Wine Affect Weight Loss?

If you’re trying to lose weight, you may be wondering if red wine could help you or if it would just be a hindrance.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/red-wine-and-weight-loss

 

 

Mass. wine retailers face challenging times

Independent wine retailers from across the commonwealth continue to face challenges from both out-of-state competition and COVID-19.

However, for many wine lovers, there’s no substitution for dealing face to face with a knowledgeable wine store clerk who over time gets to know your likes and dislikes. Having an understanding of a customers preference for wine and then notifying him or her about new arrivals is what personal service is all about.

https://www.telegram.com/story/lifestyle/2021/02/14/off-vine-mass-wine-retailers-face-challenging-times/6709070002/

 

All the Ways Champagne Is Good for You

Bubbly has a quite a few scientifically proven health benefits.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/a9053/champagne-health-benefits/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 02-15-21

February 15, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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02-15-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to Make 11 Classic Cocktails Using Hard Seltzer

Big Wine 2021

How To Make Your Own Weed Infused Wine

12 Keto Diet-Friendly Wines That Are Perfect for Special Occasions

What many Keto newcomers don’t realize is that wine can actually fit in the diet plan — if you know which bottles to pull.

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-products/g35365834/best-keto-diet-wines/

 

5 Favorite Sparkling Wine–Pairing Recipes

Five dishes—canapés, starters and small plates—paired with various bubbly styles

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/5-favorite-sparkling-wine-pairing-recipes-012921

 

Readers share their take on Guinness taste

A lot of folks merely chimed in to say they agree that Guinness doesn’t taste the same as it used to

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2021/01/beer-nut-readers-share-their-take-on-guinness-taste.html

 

Italian Specialty Wines Hit The Spot

Italians love their wines so much that they eat it.

http://www.theorangetimes.com/italian-specialty-wines-hit-the-spot/

 

Be very careful of the hype around top rated Vintage Port

Almost without exception, after great flack, they are initially way overpriced.

https://www.capegazette.com/article/be-very-careful-hype-around-top-rated-vintage-port/214662

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Italian Wine

Here’s your ultimate primer on Italian wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/18/a-beginners-guide-to-italian-wine/

 

What is a Cru?

Cru translates to “growth.” More precisely, it references a great or superior growing site or vineyard

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/16/what-is-a-cru/

 

“Curated” wine clubs, and why they don’t seem to be the answer

They really don’t work, and certainly not any better than asking the woman at your local wine shop what’s on sale that you might like.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/curated-wine-clubs-and-why-they-dont-seem-to-be-the-answer/

 

ABC News’ Dan Abrams Sets Plans for Luxury Long Island Winery

The media personality purchased popular Long Island vineyard Laurel Lake

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rambling-reporter/abc-news-dan-abrams-sets-plans-for-luxury-long-island-winery

 

How to Make Sustainable Choices When Buying Wine

The reality is that wine production can have a big impact on its surrounding ecosystem and the people who live nearby

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-make-sustainable-choices-when-buying-wine/

 

The 9 Best Moscatos to Sip in 2021

Some of the highest-rated Moscatos on the market have long been considered among the best wines in the world

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-moscatos/

 

5 Basic Wine Terms That Will Make You Sound Like a Connoisseur

To help you on your way to getting it, here are five wine terms every aspiring wine connoisseur needs to know.

https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2021/02/5-basic-wine-terms-that-will-make-you-sound-like-a-connoisseur/

 

Can Beer Be Too Cold?

When a beverage is served too cold, the frigid temperature shuts down the aromas and flavors of the drink, making it difficult to discern anything other than the fact that it’s cold,

https://vinepair.com/articles/can-beer-be-too-cold/

 

CALIFORNIA WINE INSTITUTE LAUNCHES GOLDEN STATE OF MIND CAMPAIGN

Called Golden State of Mind, the campaign will showcase California’s efforts in sustainable vine growing, innovation and winemaking advancements.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/california-wine-institute-launches-golden-state-of-mind-campaign/

 

How Much is Your Wine Worth—And Should You Sell It?

Whether rare or simply important to you, every bottle has value. It’s hard to know when it’s the right time to uncork or sell, but we can help you figure out how much it’s worth.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/02/01/sell-your-wine-worth/

 

New Angry Orchard

Angry Orchard, part of the Boston Beer portfolio, has debuted new Peach Mango and Strawberry flavors. Rolling out nationwide in colorfully designed 12-ounce cans, both new entries are at 5% abv. In addition to the new launches, Angry Orchard will also unveil new packaging graphics to the brand’s national cider portfolio beginning this month. Angry Orchard’s flagship Crisp Apple label was up 8.5% in IRI channels last year, and Boston Beer says it expects growth across the brand in 2021.

How to Buy Wine at the Supermarket, According to Sommeliers

As Americans make fewer trips to the grocery store and eat more meals at home, it’s hard to beat a chance to stock up on olive oil, tortilla chips and $13 Albariño all in one place.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/11/17/best-grocery-store-wine/

First Barolo & Barbaresco Academy’s Digital Edition Kicks Off

The Barolo & Barbaresco Academy (Level One) – Online Course is led by highly qualified teachers from Piedmont and is available in Italian and English.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/12/17/first-barolo-barbaresco-academys-digital-edition-kicks-off

The Real Cost Of Mommy Wine Culture

If you pop on to social media you do not need to look far to be bombarded by mommy wine culture:

https://herrenwellness.com/the-real-cost-of-mommy-wine-culture/

The Best Cabernet Pairings for Different Types of Steak

Around the world, where Cabernet Sauvignon is grown, there’s also a signature treatment for a hunk of meat. Start your global exploration here.

https://www.winemag.com/gallery/best-cabernet-pairings-for-steak/

How To Make Your Own Weed Infused Wine

The world of cannabis drinks is one unto itself. If you like drinkables, then this post is for you. Here’s how to make your own weed infused wine.

https://potinillinois.com/how-to-make-your-own-weed-infused-wine/

 

‘Groundbreaking’ research proves existence of terroir

The Catena Institute of Wine in Argentina has said that its own “groundbreaking” research “irrefutably” proves the existence of terroir and its persistence across vintages.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/28350/Groundbreaking_research_proves_existence_of_terroir.html

Aldi launches supermarket wine school

The aim of the Aldi Wine School is to allow budding wine connoisseurs to brush up on their knowledge with free access to the online educational hub, which includes two wine modules, along with a range of curated tips and tricks.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/28346/Aldi_launches_supermarket_wine_school_.html

Top 10 award-winning Tequilas and mezcals

Multiple categories were judged in the competition, including ultra‐premium añejos, super-premium reposados and joven mezcals.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/02/top-10-award-winning-tequila-and-mezcal-brands/

 

7 Primary Styles of Spanish Red Wine

Spanish red wine offers exceptional value and a bold entry into the red wines of Europe.

https://winefolly.com/tips/types-of-spanish-red-wine/?utm_campaign=wines-of-spain&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

 

How much wine from a vine?

How many bottles of wine can be made from a single grapevine? Interesting question. This being wine, no simple answer.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/columnists/gus-clemens/2021/02/03/how-much-wine-vine/4268942001/

 

The biodynamic wine culture

Want to know a little more about biodynamics? You’ve come to the right place.

https://www.aveine.paris/blog/en/the-biodynamic-wine-culture/

 

 

Champagne Company Sues Total Wine Alleging It Was Mistreated Over Drake Partnership

Alleging that the retailer tanked their brand over animus toward the artist.

https://www.complex.com/music/champagne-company-sues-total-wine-mistreated-over-drake-partnership

Quini Appoints Danny Brager, Victor Giacomin and Dale Stratton To Advisory Board

News from our friends at Quini

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=241171

Sparkling Wine Mountains and Rivers: The River Marne

The Champagne region and a famous river that runs through it, the River Marne.

https://glassofbubbly.com/sparkling-wine-mountains-and-rivers-the-river-marne/

Apple, Banana or Orange – Which Goes Best in a Champagne Cocktail?

Champagne with fruit still has some uncharted territory,

https://glassofbubbly.com/apple-banana-or-orange-which-goes-best-in-a-champagne-cocktail/

Wine pairing for truffle and porcini mushrooms

How to pair the scent and intense aromas of truffle with high quality Italian wine.

https://alessandroberselli.com/pairing-wine-truffle/

CBD Is More Like Wine Than You Think

In other words, hemp’s terroir matters.

https://www.greenentrepreneur.com/article/357072

 

Big Wine 2021

Big Wine remains dominant, even though there are some 11,000 wineries in the U.S.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/big-wine-2021/

Glass of wine good for the heart? No, says new European study

Despite the longstanding maxim that a glass of wine per day is good for the heart, a new European study shows that even small amounts of alcohol can cause heart trouble.

https://nationalpost.com/health/glass-of-wine-good-for-the-heart-no-says-new-european-study

How to Make 11 Classic Cocktails Using Hard Seltzer

You won’t find hard seltzer cocktail recipes on any of their websites

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-hard-selzer-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c3de8407f-FEB_5_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c3de8407f-38937345&mc_cid=7c3de8407f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Everything You Need to Know About Beer Cheese, Including How to Make It

The Kentucky staple is served at Louisville craft breweries

https://vinepair.com/articles/beer-cheese-best-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c3de8407f-FEB_5_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c3de8407f-38937345&mc_cid=7c3de8407f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Sting Scores Again as Top Celebrity Wine

– One thing is for sure: Sting knows how to send a message in a bottle. In wine

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sting-scores-again-as-top-celebrity-wine-301222581.html

Food-friendly wines from around Italy

Italy has a vast range of cultures, geologies, grape varieties and culinary specialties.

https://www.decanter.com/decanter-best/my-top-20-food-friendly-wines-from-around-italy-452784/

The Deception and Duplicity Necessary to Defend the Three-Tier System

Fundamentally flawed that today it serves mainly to retard the growth of the alcohol industry

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2021/02/the-deception-and-duplicity-necessary-to-defend-the-three-tier-system/

 

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Liquor Industry News 02-08-21

February 8, 2021

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

02-08-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

New Hampshire likely to begin shipping liquor direct-to-consumer

The Difference Between Prosecco Rosé and Sparkling Rosé

Hendrick’s Gin Announces New Lunar Gin

Tasting Prosecco rosé

DOC rules state that Prosecco rosé may include between 10% and 15% Pinot Noir alongside Prosecco’s signature Glera grape.

https://www.decanter.com/decanter-best/tasting-best-prosecco-rose-14-to-try-452013/

 

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO PAIRING WINE WITH CHOCOLATE

Wine and cheese pairings are common, but chocolate and wine, not so much!

https://caldochocolate.com/pairing-wine-with-chocolate/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=email_this&utm_source=email

 

FILM TO HIGHLIGHT FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN CHAMPAGNE

Called Sparkling: The Story of Champagne, the film has been created by London-based production company Swipe Films, and is described as a feature length documentary

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/film-to-highlight-female-entrepreneurship-in-champagne/

 

Ancient Grape Revived in Tuscany
Colombana
 is the grape variety in question. Currently it is made varietally by only one winery in the world

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/01/ancient-grape-revived-in-tuscany

 

Secrets of the Castle: Banfi and the family pioneers of Montalcino

The Banfi philosophy has remained focused and consistent ever since

https://www.decanter.com/sponsored/secrets-of-the-castle-banfi-and-the-family-pioneers-of-montalcino-450010/

 

Finding fiano: the new buzz grape variety that’s delivering for a changing climate

A native of Campania, a region near Naples in southern Italy (where it is formally known as Fiano d’Avellino)

https://the-riotact.com/finding-fiano-the-new-buzz-grape-variety-thats-delivering-for-a-changing-climate/431718

 

Wine Retail Rant (Why Grocery Store Wines Are Rigged)

It Matters Where You Buy Wine

If you’re looking to improve the quality of wine you drink, stop buying wine from *most* grocery stores.

Start buying wine at wine retail focused shops online and offline. You’ll automatically eliminate a lot of the large, bulk distributed wines which are nothing more than sweet berry wine juice.

https://winefolly.com/episode/wine-retail-rant-why-grocery-store-wines-are-rigged/

 

 

Book Review | Beer and Racism

Beer and Racism is the first academic book to tackle the subject of racism in beer,

https://www.porchdrinking.com/articles/2021/01/25/book-review-beer-and-racism/

The Tale of the Rabelo and the Rapids

The history of Port abounds with tales of adversity.

https://www.taylor.pt/us/blog/tales-of-taylors/the-tale-of-the-rabelo-and-the-rapids

How Sulfites Became Public Enemy No.1 in Wine

That’s the only ingredient people see, and they automatically assume it’s giving them a headache

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

The Sexiest Wine and Aphrodisiac Pairings for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day guide with perspectives on both sides of the gender equation. Now you can relax and swirl, sip, and dare we say, seduce.

https://www.vivino.com/wine-news/valentines-wine-pairings

Remembering There’s a World of Wine Out There

In large measure, what happens within four smallish Northern California counties can impact nearly half of the overall U.S. wine market

https://www.northbaybiz.com/2021/01/22/remembering-theres-a-world-of-wine-out-there/

Don’t Buy Wine Just from One Online Wine Retailer: Consider Small Retailers and Producers Directly

Supporting all wine retailers online and brick and mortar can keep the pipeline of optimum selection available.

https://jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com/2021/01/25/dont-buy-wine-just-from-one-online-wine-retailer-consider-small-retailers-and-producers-directly/

Swallowing the Reality of Natural Wine

Despite all the heated debate, isn’t it time we accepted that natural wine is here to stay?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/01/swallowing-the-reality-of-natural-wine

Ready to make some healthy wine habit changes or committing to a new health or diet program?

My Healthy Wine Makeover webinars.  We give you the tools, knowledge, and resources to kick start new wine habits in a fun (YES…we play Wine Jeopardy) and informational format. Check it out

Use the coupon code WONDERFULMAKEOVER and they will get the webinar for $21

https://www.thenaturalwineschool.com/abac29b9-b9a8-4416-aaeb-235e14ce3b83?utm_source=podia&utm_medium=broadcast&utm_campaign=477165

 

What’s in the liquor you are drinking?

With the increase in ecommerce, opportunities for counterfeit products are widening.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2021/01/27/How-smart-labels-can-help-fight-counterfeit-liquor

INAO APPROVES SIX NEW GRAPES IN BORDEAUX

The French agricultural governing body has approved the use of four new red varieties

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/inao-approves-six-new-grapes-in-bordeaux/

Meet the ‘new’ Bordeaux wine grapes

Do you know your Marselan from your Castets?

https://www.decanter.com/learn/new-bordeaux-grapes-wines-420290/

 

 

IT’S OFFICIAL: CHAMPAGNE SHIPMENTS DOWN 18% IN 2020

The decrease is much less severe than anticipated halfway through 2020, when the region was expecting a decline in demand by as much as one third

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/its-official-champagne-shipments-down-18-in-2020/

 

How Facial Hair Took Center Stage in 20th-Century French Dining

Back in 1907 Paris, diners’ expectations looked a bit different, focusing heavily on servers’ facial hair — or, more specifically, the lack thereof.

https://vinepair.com/articles/french-mustache-strike/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fb0cf02240-JAN_27_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fb0cf02240-38937345&mc_cid=fb0cf02240&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Hendrick’s Gin Announces New Lunar Gin

Whether you plan on howling at the moon or mixing up a potion, Hendrick’s Gin has the perfect spirit for 2021’s first full moon: “Hendrick’s Lunar.”

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https://vinepair.com/booze-news/hendricks-announces-new-lunar-gin/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fb0cf02240-JAN_27_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fb0cf02240-38937345&mc_cid=fb0cf02240&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

One habit anyone can change to increase chances for finding healthier wine locally.

Start buying your wine from local retail wine shops and health-focused restaurants.
Stop buying wine from *most* large grocery store chains or food-clubs that sell primarily high-processed and less healthy foods.

My two main reasons are…

Variety:

Retail wine shops offer a wider variety of wines outside of the high-volume options from large wine producers and marketing companies.  It’s estimated that 85%-90% of the hundreds of brands you see in large grocery stores are from only 10 large companies. Small or organic or natural producers are limited and it takes a detective to find them!

Restaurants offering organic, vegan, keto, paleo, and other health-driven dishes likely have wines that match their customers’ dietary needs. Many large restaurant chains carry common high-volume brands you find in large grocery stores.

Knowledgeable Staff:

Retail wine shops demand more information from their distributors on the wines they carry and pride themselves on unique selections.  Also, someone on staff tends to be a wine aficionado who can answer very specific questions or get you answers.

Restaurants offering organic and fresh local foods invest in training their staff to understand the health impacts of wine and go beyond food pairings.

Want to test this concept? Maybe ask your grocer wine staff about vegan wines or the difference between organic and natural wine. Then, try the same question at a smaller local wine shop. If you are frustrated by someone’s response, maybe the Wine & Wellness Survival Guide can be useful to them too!
kathy@thenaturalwineschool.com

 

“Crisis in the dark”: Italian government collapse exacerbates wine industry challenges.

For Italian winemakers, many of whom are relying on domestic sales to keep their businesses afloat as exports have dropped precipitously, the political infighting couldn’t come at a worse moment

https://dobianchi.com/2021/01/26/crisis-in-the-dark-italian-government-collapse-exacerbates-wine-industry-challenges/

 

MORE ON THE FRUIT BASKET PROBLEM IN WINE DESCRIPTIONS

The conclusion of the study is that genetic variation enhances olfactory ability

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2021/01/27/more-on-the-fruit-basket-problem-in-wine-descriptions/

 

Five Things You Need to Know About Chianti Classico

Here’s how to make sure you’re getting the real deal.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/11/27/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-chianti-classico/

 

Pinot Noir – Black Grape and yet White Sparkling Wine?

Grapes can be broken into three categories:

https://glassofbubbly.com/pinot-noir-black-grape-and-yet-white-sparkling-wine/

 

Prosecco – Running for the Hills

Prosecco is split into two classifications which acknowledges the differing terroir quality – The DOC and the DOCG.

https://glassofbubbly.com/prosecco-running-for-the-hills/

 

How Vodka, America’s Favorite Spirit, Lost Its Luster

Its position in popular and cocktail culture has drifted, and its cachet has all but disappeared.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-vodka-lost-its-luster/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2fc58a93c8-JAN_28_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2fc58a93c8-38937345&mc_cid=2fc58a93c8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

7 Secrets of Virtual Wine Tasting Kits You’ll Love

The phrase “virtual wine tasting kits” is something of a misnomer. How can you “virtually” taste anything?

https://awinestory.com/virtual-wine-tasting-kit/

 

Bobby Flay’s Ragù of Beef and Red Wine with Fresh Fettuccine

Fresh fettuccine with a ragù of beef is a play off the classic Tuscan wild boar ragù. Ground beef or pork, or a combination of both, works well for the American home kitchen.

https://www.today.com/recipes/bobby-flay-s-ragu-beef-red-wine-fresh-fettuccine-recipe-t206984

 

Cabernet on the Decline in the US?

Is the unthinkable happening? Are Americans falling out of love with Napa’s most important grape?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/01/cabernet-on-the-decline-in-the-us

Can We Also All Just Calm the F%&k Down About Influencers?

Wine Influencers attempt to find the right light.

https://www.devinparr.com/blog/can-we-also-all-just-calm-the-f-down-about-influencers

TANNINS IN WINE COULD HELP TO INHIBIT COVID-19

Tannins in wine can effectively inhibit the activity of two key enzymes of the virus.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/taiwanese-research-suggests-tannins-can-help-inhibit-covid-19/

WHAT THE NEW WAVE OF WINE TARIFFS MEANS FOR YOU

This could make wines and other beverages impacted by the tariffs more difficult to find, as the ability or willingness to bring those wines to market internationally wanes

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/what-the-new-wave-of-wine-tariffs-means-for-you/

Which beverages burst with umami potential?

The average umami flavor content in a range of wines, champagnes, beers and sakes

https://phys.org/news/2021-01-beverages-umami-potential.html

 

Bubbles from Snowy Peaks

Sparkling’s from South Tyrol show constant high quality – but remain the hidden gems in the Italian sparkling game.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/general/bubbles-snowy-peaks

History of the Champagne vineyards revealed

History by analyzing the archaeological grape seeds from excavations carried out in Troyes and Reims.

https://phys.org/news/2021-01-history-champagne-vineyards-revealed.html

 

 

How to Customize Cocktails With Bitters

Not to be confused with potable bitters like Campari or Fernet Branca, cocktail bitters are concentrated, high-proof infusions that are made with aromatic ingredients and hold the power to significantly alter the profile of drinks with just a few drops.

https://vinepair.com/articles/customize-cocktails-with-bitters/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1af23927f3-JAN_29_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1af23927f3-38937345&mc_cid=1af23927f3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Your Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Healthy Vegan Wine
In a world where wine is considered a “healthy” drink, how do you ensure you are selecting the best, healthiest wine when at the liquor store?
https://thebeet.com/your-ultimate-guide-to-choosing-a-healthy-vegan-wine/

The Difference Between Prosecco Rosé and Sparkling Rosé

Like Champagne, there are now regulations in place that determine what can legally be called Prosecco Rosé.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/rose-wine/the-difference-between-prosecco-rose-and-sparkling-rose

New grapes developed in Arkansas lead to “Dazzle” and “Indulgence” wines

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture has developed two new wine grapes adapted to Arkansas growing conditions.

https://katv.com/news/local/new-grapes-developed-in-arkansas-lead-to-dazzle-and-indulgencewines

New Hampshire likely to begin shipping liquor direct-to-consumer

The bill would allow the New Hampshire Liquor Commission to register trade names with the Secretary of State, and in two phases, begin shipping liquor directly to consumers within New Hampshire; and then eventually to other states as well.

https://www.thecentersquare.com/new_hampshire/new-hampshire-likely-to-begin-shipping-liquor-direct-to-consumer/article_2a24d6c2-6269-11eb-825f-37caa52bb2ee.html

 

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Liquor Industry News 02-01-21

February 1, 2021

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

02-01-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How long does wine last unopened?

Can You Drink Beer While Breastfeeding?

The 3 Healthiest Types of Wine, According to Registered Dietitians

Is Wine Gluten-Free?

This article explains how wine is made and factors that may affect its gluten-free status.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-wine-gluten-free

 

The seven subzones of the Chianti DOCG

Here is some of what I learned about the subzones of Chianti

https://bubblyprofessor.com/2021/01/17/make-it-meaningful-to-make-it-memorable-ft-the-chianti-seven/

Can wine ever be good for you?

The idea that wine is not a vice but a kind of hedonistic medicine has been hardwired in the culture since the emergence of the French paradox in the 1980s, which was widely presented in the press as a doctor’s free pass for gourmandising.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2021/jan/17/can-wine-ever-be-good-for-you-risks-pleasures

How soon is wine consumed after purchase?

We have repeatedly been told over the past few decades something like this: “95% of wine is drunk within 24 hours of purchase

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2021/01/how-soon-is-wine-consumed-after-purchase.html

How Herbicides are developed for Vineyards

In the United States, both conventional and sustainable practices allow for the use of herbicides for controlling weeds.

http://www.academicwino.com/2019/10/herbicide-developed-for-vineyards.html/?utm_source=ReviveOldPost&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ReviveOldPost

HOW TO TALK ABOUT THE BODY OF A WINE

The body of a wine has four dimensions that can vary independently of each other.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2021/01/18/how-to-talk-about-the-body-of-a-wine/

Are All Spirits Gluten-Free?

Yes, they are. All spirits, even those distilled from grains such as wheat, rye, and barley are gluten-free.

https://vinepair.com/articles/are-all-spirits-gluten-free/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c66ffd0dc7-JAN_19_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c66ffd0dc7-38937345&mc_cid=c66ffd0dc7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 Things You Should Know About Yellow Tail

Founded in 2001, Yellow Tail’s mission is to make easy-drinking, approachable wines that can be enjoyed by all. It has succeeded in some respects

https://vinepair.com/articles/yellow-tail-wine-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c66ffd0dc7-JAN_19_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c66ffd0dc7-38937345&mc_cid=c66ffd0dc7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine Made from Flowers?

handcraft small batches of wine using flowers instead of grape

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/california-live/wine-made-from-flowers/2508486/

 

Wine Pairing in a Meat-free World

With more people opting for a meat-free diet, where does that leave the art of wine matching?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/01/wine-pairing-in-a-meat-free-world

 

Could Coconut Water Be the Cocktail Ingredient You’re Sleeping On?

Coconut water is such an underrated ingredient in cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/coconut-water-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2a3e8f952a-JAN_20_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2a3e8f952a-38937345&mc_cid=2a3e8f952a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Sweden is turning into a wine hotspot because of climate change

There are some 90 commercial vineyards in Denmark, 40 in Sweden, and a dozen in Norway, with more popping up each year.

https://www.businessinsider.com/sweden-wine-industry-climate-change-2021-1

 

Dry White Wine for Cooking

A poor-quality wine can ruin a great dish.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/dry-white-wine-for-cooking/?utm_campaign=white-wine-adv-tasting-poster&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

The Logo Evolution of Heineken Over Time

Heineken has made sure to keep things fresh in the brewhouse and on the bottle, often changing its logo to keep up with the times.

https://vinepair.com/articles/logo-evolution-heineken/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c6587f50c8-JAN_21_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c6587f50c8-38937345&mc_cid=c6587f50c8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 3 Healthiest Types of Wine, According to Registered Dietitians

The best and worst options in the wine aisle.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/beverages/healthiest-wines

 

 

Gallo, Constellation and the Impact of Corporatization in Wine

“They exist in their own world with their own distributors that sell to the grocery stores and the chain restaurants.”

https://www.winemag.com/2021/01/15/gallo-wine-corporatization/

A Beginner’s Guide to Wines from Italy’s Piedmont

This unique geographical spot lends two key features that influence the region’s climate: the cool Alps and the balmy Mediterranean.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/02/12/beginners-guide-wines-from-italys-piedmont/

Can You Drink Beer While Breastfeeding?

Once your baby is born, you’re probably excited to return to eating lots of things you’ve been avoiding during pregnancy

https://www.healthline.com/health/breastfeeding/beer-and-breastfeeding#best-option

An Archeologist’s Guide to Beer Cans

A troubling shortage of foolproof guides for dating beer cans.

https://daily.jstor.org/an-archeologists-guide-to-beer-cans/

 

How long does wine last unopened?

While some high-end wines improve after years in storage, most wines are intended to be enjoyed a lot sooner.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/consumer-reviews/sns-bestreviews-unopened-wine-expiration-20210122-edxmrtcq3rd37cpobexrwwkasa-story.html

 

American Airlines opens at-home wine delivery service

American Airlines is hoping to sell and ship some of its excess wine directly to peoples’ homes.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/american-airlines-opens-at-home-wine-delivery-service/ar-BB1cYv3f

 

How to Describe a Wine

There are five areas to consider when describing a wine

https://www.grapegripe.org/wine-guide

 

A wine perspective from the US

The United States is Italy’s largest wine export market and probably also the top consumer for most luxury wines.

https://www.foodinfo.it/beverage/a-wine-perspective-from-the-us/

 

7 Red Wine Substitutes For When You Don’t Have a Bottle on Hand

Here are 7 red wine substitutes that will yield a delicious result.

https://www.wideopeneats.com/red-wine-substitute/

 

What’s in a name: Decoding Italian Wine

The nomenclature of the wine world can be confusing. Many times the words on a wine list are hard to pronounce and totally foreign – leaving prospective drinkers grasping at any word on the page that jumps out as familiar.

https://forgetburgundy.com/2011/03/11/whats-in-a-name-decoding-italian-wine/

 

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Franklin Wine Club Wines

A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

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Liquor Industry News 01-25-21

January 25, 2021

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

01-25-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Non-alcoholic wine is mostly terrible, but here’s why

The Differences Between Bitters, Tinctures, and Shrubs

New Corona Hard Seltzer Variety Packs Will Hit Shelves in 2021

What America Was Drinking On New Year’s Eve, According To Drizly

In one of the most unprecedented New Year’s Eve in memory, what was the nation sipping on?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katedingwall/2021/01/08/what-america-was-drinking-on-new-years-eve-according-to-drizly/?sh=3bc94f794611

 

You’ll Never Buy Wine The Same Way Again, Government Says

New regulations from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) have been announced, changing the required wine sizes and allowing for smaller bottles.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-more-wine-sizes/

 

DOC Maremma Toscana Will Be the First Among Tuscan PDOs to Use a Bivarietal Label Claim

We will be the first PDO wine in Tuscany to use the bivarietal label (wines that blend two grape varietals), very popular in markets like the USA, UK and Northern Europe.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/01/08/doc-maremma-toscana-first-varietal-label-claim

 

TOP 10 BEST WINE CUP FOR BATHTUBS 2020

YES..For Your Bathroom!

https://bestgamingpro.com/wine-cup-for-bathtubs/

 

Less Is More: Why Small-Format Wine Bottles Are Trending

When you think about it, it makes perfect sense.

https://vinepair.com/articles/small-format-bottles-rise/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9f88da1bcb-JAN_11_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9f88da1bcb-38937345&mc_cid=9f88da1bcb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

10 Things You Should Know About Cîroc Vodka

Between its music industry affiliations and pop culture relevance, you may think you know everything about Cîroc

https://vinepair.com/articles/ciroc-vodka-flavors-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9f88da1bcb-JAN_11_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9f88da1bcb-38937345&mc_cid=9f88da1bcb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The History Of California’s Zinfandel Wines

There’s probably no other grape variety as American as zinfandel

https://southfloridareporter.com/the-history-of-californias-zinfandel-wines/

 

Side Effects of Drinking Alcohol Before and After Getting the COVID Vaccine

Research has shown that binge drinking—defined by the CDC as 4+ drinks for women and 5+ drinks for men during one occasion—can negatively impact your immune system

https://www.eatthis.com/news-side-effects-drinking-alcohol-before-after-covid-vaccine/

 

The truth that you did not know about box wine

Boxed wine has several advantages and few disadvantages.

https://www.explica.co/the-truth-that-you-did-not-know-about-box-wine-cvbj/

 

All About Low-Alcohol Wine

With alcohol percentages ranging from as low as 5% alcohol by volume (ABV) to sometimes even 20% ABV, what makes a wine low-alcohol?

https://www.thespruceeats.com/all-about-low-alcohol-wine-4770022

 

Make a Wine Cork Trivet

Extra Cork Project

https://guides.brit.co/guides/make-a-wine-cork-trivet/particle-2

 

Why Is the Trump Administration Punishing U.S. Wine Companies with Final Move in European Trade War?

Who suffers while this trade war continues?

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/trump-administrations-final-move-in-european-trade-war-punishes-us-wine-businesses

The fine wine private label

Cameron Hughes may be reinventing how consumers buy wine

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/general/fine-wine-private-label

 

Samsung is making a robot that can pour wine and bring you a drink

The bot is meant to be “an extension of you in the kitchen, living room, and anywhere else you may need an extra hand in your home

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/11/22224649/samsung-bot-handy-care-robots-ces-2021

 

The Cleanwashing of Wine

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, one might expect natural winemakers to feel flush with admiration

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/cleanwashing-wine

 

New Franklin Wine Club Wines

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NEW RELEASE – Wattle Creek 2019 Red Blend, California $18  – Our favorite value red is back in a new vintage but sporting the same blend driven by Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel that we know and love, aged in neutral oak barrels to preserve its fresh fruity character.

BUY HERE
https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/wine/california-5

NEW RELEASE – Wattle Creek 2019 Grenache, Sonoma County $49 – We’re thrilled to have our only American Grenache back in stock! Made with influences of both the earthy French style of the Rhône and the jammy Australian style, it features dense red-fruit flavors and savory aromatics of white pepper and cured ham.

BUY HERE

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/wine/sonoma-county-4

NEW RELEASE – Buena Vista 2019 Roussanne, Bennett Valley $42 – Roussanne is one of the quirkiest of white wine grapes, in part because this green grape turns russet-gold as it ripens. Opulent in texture, this voluptuous white is fermented in stainless steel but then aged in oak, yielding a style that has Chardonnay-like texture and Viognier-like floral flavors.

BUY HERE

https://my.boissetcollection.com/franklin_wine_club/wine/bennett-valley-sonoma-county

No sulphites added wine: the great debate

There was a time, not so long ago, when making quality wines without adding sulphur dioxide (SO2) was widely considered close to impossible,

https://www.decanter.com/learn/no-sulphites-added-wine-the-great-debate-451195/

WHAT NEXT FOR CONSTELLATION AFTER GALLO DEAL?

Constellation has unloaded its wine brands in the sub $11 a bottle category, which were long the workhorse of its wine division.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/what-next-for-constellation-after-gallo-deal/

CORAVIN INTRODUCES NEW PIVOT SYSTEM

The Coravin system is best known as a way for drinkers to access and pour wine from a bottle without pulling the while simultaneously ensuring the way can continue to keep for years.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/coravin-introduces-new-pivot-system/

The Differences Between Bitters, Tinctures, and Shrubs

Bitters, tinctures, and shrubs are a bartender’s version of these coups de grâce. The right number of drops, drips, or dashes from these power-packed elixirs elevates a libation from mundane to magic,

https://vinepair.com/articles/guide-bitters-tinctures-shrubs-differences/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1a3affceb6-JAN_12_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1a3affceb6-38937345&mc_cid=1a3affceb6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Corona Hard Seltzer Variety Packs Will Hit Shelves in 2021

After a huge year for its hard seltzer line, Corona will release new flavors and an “exciting new hard seltzer initiative” in 2021.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/new-corona-hard-seltzer-flavors-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1a3affceb6-JAN_12_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1a3affceb6-38937345&mc_cid=1a3affceb6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Best Sandwich in Every State

We want a lot of things right now, but most days we’d settle for some peace, quiet, and absolutely a sandwich.

https://www.foodandwine.com/travel/restaurants/best-sandwich-america-every-state

The demographic history of the U.S. alcohol consumer

Know all that foolishness about booze drinking in the U.S.?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/the-demographic-history-of-the-u-s-alcohol-consumer/

FRENCH WINE RETURNS FROM SPACE

The wines and canes have spent between 10 and 14 months in space, during which they were exposed to microgravity and higher radiation than on Earth.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/french-wine-returns-from-space/

DISTILL VENTURES LAUNCHES NEW WORLD WHISKY SERIES

It explores the wider potential of this exciting category, which is being fuelled by curious, digitally-savvy consumers and a new generation of blenders, founders and disruptive distilleries.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/distill-ventures-launches-new-world-whisky-series/

SANDRO BOTTEGA RELEASES PROSECCO COOKBOOK

The book takes readers on a journey through the Prosecco hills, and includes recipes for all dining occasions, from apéritifs to desserts, alongside Sandro’s food stories from the northern Italian region.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/sandro-bottega-releases-prosecco-cookbook/

When Each State Went Sober: Mapping Prohibition Ratification by State

Shockingly, we didn’t all jump on the wagon at once.

https://vinepair.com/articles/prohibition-ratification-state-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0f95cb38a8-JAN_13_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0f95cb38a8-38937345&mc_cid=0f95cb38a8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 Things You Should Know About Cointreau

The triple sec brand has been around since the mid-1800s and has made a name for itself as a versatile cocktail ingredient, used in some of the world’s oldest and best-known libations.

https://vinepair.com/articles/cointreau-triple-sec-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0f95cb38a8-JAN_13_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0f95cb38a8-38937345&mc_cid=0f95cb38a8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine and Exercise: What Happens When They Mix?

Wine and exercise are both known to have health benefits.

https://www.thenaturalwineschool.com/members/posts/31964-wine-and-exercise-what-happens-when-they-mix

MA Gov. Baker Just Signed a Beer Distribution Reform Bill. Here’s What It Will Do

The bill finalized a compromise that has taken brewers and distributors nearly a decade to agree on, allowing any brewer producing fewer than 250,000 barrels of beer annually — which effectively means every Massachusetts brewery except Boston Beer, the maker of Sam Adams — to leave lifelong contracts with distributors in exchange for fair market value of the portfolio.

https://www.nbcboston.com/massachusetts/gov-baker-just-signed-a-beer-distribution-reform-bill-heres-what-it-will-do/2279944/

Can You Drink Wine on a Diet?

Let’s find out which wines work for a healthy diet and some other important facts about wine versus your health.

https://winefolly.com/episode/can-you-drink-wine-on-a-diet/?utm_campaign=weekly-wine-and-health&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

10 Things You Should Know About Martell Cognac

The famous Cognac house uses its storied path to forge new ways of connecting with consumers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/martell-xo-cognac-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0ea447942f-JAN_14_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0ea447942f-38937345&mc_cid=0ea447942f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A Visual Guide to Crafting a Low-Calorie Wine

With today’s ever-growing focus on health and wellness, you’ve probably re-evaluated your drinking choices and have maybe even opted for lighter, lower-alcohol beverages.

https://vinepair.com/articles/a-visual-guide-to-crafting-a-low-calorie-wine/

6 of the Best Wines to Pair With Soup

So what do you sip with soup? Wine, of course!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/6-wines-to-pair-with-soup-2021/

Trentodoc, Franciacorta & Prosecco – 3 Northern Italian Giants

Unlike the Prosecco region which produces most of its sparkling wine by a faster tank method, the Trentodoc and Franciacorta use the traditional method meaning that more time, effort and qualities goes into the final wine produced.

https://glassofbubbly.com/trentodoc-franciacorta-prosecco-3-northern-italian-giants/

Is Riesling a Wine or a Grape? Why the Petrol Aromas?

Some will see Riesling as simply meaning a German wine or a place in Germany,

https://glassofbubbly.com/is-riesling-a-wine-or-a-grape-why-the-petrol-aromas/

New Wine

Trinchero Napa Valley is launching a new Heritage Collection. It includes Mary’s Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc ($35), named for the matriarch of the Trinchero family; Mario’s Cabernet Sauvignon ($60), named for the patriarch; and BRV Cabernet Sauvignon ($80), named for their children Bob, Roger and Vera. Trinchero Napa Valley has a collection of estate vineyards spanning 200 acres across the St. Helena, Mt. Veeder, Atlas Peak, and Rutherford sub-appellations.

WSTA unveils low-and-no labeling guide

The guide aims to provide clarity and certainty for producers when it comes to labeling and marketing their products correctly.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/01/wsta-debuts-low-and-no-labelling-guide/

Is red wine gluten-free?

Most red wines are classified as gluten-free because they meet the FDA’s gluten-free labeling standards. However, it doesn’t mean that red wines are entirely gluten-free.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/consumer-reviews/sns-bestreviews-is-red-wine-gluten-free-20210114-bxh6sdern5dzlibs3twv2ix7ai-story.html

How To Put Mindful Drinking On Your 2021 List

Who’s ready for a “new habits” plan for the year ahead?

https://abalancedglass.com/30-days-of-discovery/2021/1/14/how-to-put-mindful-drinking-on-your-2021-list

Kicking off 2021 with Prosecco DOC

The Prosecco DOC while highlighting some of the differences between Prosecco from the DOC and the DOCG.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2021/01/samplings-of-Prosecco-DOC.html?utm_source=Vino+Travels+Email+Members&utm_campaign=2efc08f507-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_670bd5443a-2efc08f507-294676161

Non-alcoholic wine is mostly terrible, but here’s why

Right now, according to a study by Forbes Magazine, more than 6.5 million people are off the sauce, at least until February 1

https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/non-alcoholic-wine

 

Wine Pairings for Butternut Squash, a Winter Workhorse

Butternut squash is the quintessential produce of fall and winter

https://www.winemag.com/2021/01/15/wine-pairings-butternut-squash/

 

Matching Wine with Social Media

Try to pair wine with anything other than your immediate surroundings and you are asking for, at best, a misunderstanding.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/01/matching-wine-with-social-media

 

Pairing Cheesy Popcorn and Wine

One of the simple joys in life is to pour a glass of wine, settle in to watch a movie or favorite show, and enjoy some crunchy popcorn

https://www.minnesotamonthly.com/food-drink/pairing-cheesy-popcorn-and-wine/

 

 

It’s 53% alcohol and tastes like fire. Here’s how this liquor brand took over China

Globally, its market cap has not only surpassed all other alcohol distillers like Diageo and Constellation Brands, but also Coca-Cola,

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/business/kweichow-moutai-chinese-liquor-intl-hnk/index.html

 

Slow Cooker Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Made with red wine, garlic, herbs and mushrooms, it’s super fancy, but also real easy

https://diethood.com/slow-cooker-short-ribs/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=slow-cooker-short-ribs

 

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 01-18-21

January 18, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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01-18-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How is Wine Made? The Step-by-Step Behind your Favorite Bottles

The Ultimate Guide to Aging Cocktails at Home

Truly Announces 4 Iced Tea Hard Seltzers

Why Boba Cocktails Are Trending

It’s no secret that flavors hailing from Thailand, Indonesia, and China have been shaking up the U.S. cocktail game.

https://vinepair.com/articles/boba-cocktail-recipe-trend/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3e8d4f704f-JAN_4_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3e8d4f704f-38937345&mc_cid=3e8d4f704f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

SIX OF THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD WINE TERMS

Understanding the basics can make wine commentary all the more valuable, and are a powerful tool in navigating the world of wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/six-of-the-most-misunderstood-wine-terms/

 

 

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans Ignore Recommendations on Sugar, Alcohol

The committee of 20 doctors and nutritionists from major U.S. academic centers also recommended that men’s daily alcohol intake be reduced from two drinks to one.

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-12-29/new-dietary-guidelines-for-americans-ignore-recommendations-on-sugar-alcohol

 

Does The Cost Of The Wine Make It Taste Better?

Price isn’t always a reliable barometer to determine what you’ll like.

https://southfloridareporter.com/does-the-cost-of-the-wine-make-it-taste-better/

 

Sugar-Free Champagne Just Got Serious

As climate change aids ripening in Champagne, sugar-free styles may finally come into their own.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/01/sugar-free-champagne-just-got-serious

 

PRESERVED ROMAN WINE BARRELS REVEAL ANCIENT COOPERS’ ART

The three barrels were discovered in 2008, along the right bank of the river Vesle which runs through Reims, as part of an archaeological excavation.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/preserved-roman-wine-barrels-reveal-ancient-coopers-art/

 

6 recipes to use up the bottle of wine you opened last night

Wine is as wonderful to cook with as it is to drink — and we have great recipes using both white and red kinds.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2021/01/04/wine-recipes/

 

How to Break Out of Your Wine Rut and Become a More Adventurous Drinker

And when it comes to finding exciting alternatives to our most popular wines—varieties likely appealing based on what you already like—we have a few ideas.

https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/new-wine-varietals-drinking-guide-1234589656/

 

7 Cheers for Spanish Sparkling Wine You’ll Love

Recaredo is a small Spanish sparkling wine producer in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. It is located in the Penedès region of northeastern Spain.

https://awinestory.com/spanish-sparkling-wine/

 

Mind & Body Wines Bring Balance With Fewer Calories And Less Alcohol

A new wine brand crafted with wellness in mind

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mind–body-wines-bring-balance-with-fewer-calories-and-less-alcohol-301200723.html

 

Busch beer offers $1 off for each inch of snowfall per state

Here’s something to cheer your spirits the next time you’re shoveling away a heavy snowfall.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/busch-beer-offers-1-off-for-each-inch-of-snowfall-per-state

 

Pandemic Binge Drinking Is a Myth, Wine Analyst Says

There was no real evidence of widespread binge drinking

https://sf.eater.com/2021/1/5/22215332/binge-drinking-albertsons-gamsaan

 

FLORIDA COMPANY TO INVEST $100M IN 700-ACRE MISSOURI WINE PROJECT

The plan is to consolidate the wineries over an area covering 700-acres and also build a hotel, nine-hole par three golf course, five-star restaurant and other attractions.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/florida-company-to-invest-100m-in-700-acre-missouri-wine-project/

 

Discover the Best Wines for Spaghetti

So what are some wine and spaghetti pairings that will leave everyone happy enough to sing Puccini around the dinner table?

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/discover-spaghetti-wine-pairings/?utm_campaign=weekly-spaghetti-pasta-pizza&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

 

10 RIDICULOUS WAYS TO OPEN A WINE BOTTLE WITHOUT A CORKSCREW

Whatever the reason you don’t have a corkscrew, don’t put the wine away just yet

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/10-ridiculous-ways-to-open-a-wine-bottle-without-a-corkscrew/

 

Terrell Owens launches new wine label Eighty-One

Pro Football Hall of Famer has launched his own wine label called Eighty-One.

https://www.phillyvoice.com/terrell-owens-wine-label-eighty-one-cabernet-sauvignon/

 

Gallo finalizes blockbuster $810 million wine deal with Constellation Brands

Gallo is the country’s largest wine company, and with this sale Constellation Brands drops two spots to No. 5 nationwide.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/business/gallo-finalizes-blockbuster-wine-deal-with-constellation-brands/

Gallo Set to Dominate the Bargain Basement

That is the fear for the Gallo-Constellation deal,

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/01/gallo-set-to-dominate-the-bargain-basement

 

The Ultimate New Year’s Resolution Guide: Wine Edition

With the rise of a new generation of premium low-calorie, low-alcohol brands and elevated no-alcohol choices, it’s never been more enjoyable to toast the new year while still reaching your wellness goals.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-ultimate-new-year-resolution-guide-wine-edition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6750d29a8e-JAN_7_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6750d29a8e-38937345&mc_cid=6750d29a8e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Truly Announces 4 Iced Tea Hard Seltzers

The brand is launching its iced tea series nationwide in “eye-catching golden cans,”

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/truly-iced-tea-hard-seltzer-guide-details/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6750d29a8e-JAN_7_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6750d29a8e-38937345&mc_cid=6750d29a8e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Will the Sommelier Profession Ever Be the Same After Covid-19?

Even those who have managed to keep their jobs have seen things change dramatically

https://vinepair.com/articles/sommelier-profession-covid-19/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6750d29a8e-JAN_7_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6750d29a8e-38937345&mc_cid=6750d29a8e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The 6 big consumer trends to target in 2021

What are the big, overarching trends that have shaped 2020 – and which will continue to make their presence felt in 2021 and beyond?

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2020/12/21/Six-consumer-trends-for-beverage-brands-to-target-in-2021?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=07-Jan-2021

Homegrown Startup Smells Sweet Success…Without The Sugar

Prosecco Zero, a new line of low-sugar rosé and brut wines,

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/homegrown-startup-smells-sweet-successwithout-the-sugar-301202142.html

Customize Your Cocktails With DIY Ginger Beer

Not all ginger beer is made equally.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/elizabethkarmel/2021/01/07/customize-your-cocktails-with-diy-ginger-beer/?sh=1ba13b9f5cef

 

MOËT SUFFERS SHEEP THEFT IN CHAMPAGNE

The sheep were used by Moët to keep down grass and weeds in place of herbicides or mechanical mowers and ploughs in the vineyard,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/01/baaad-start-to-year-for-moet-with-sheep-theft-in-champagne/

 

 

The Ultimate Guide to Aging Cocktails at Home

Aged cocktails serve added levels of depth and nuance, and allow all of the components of a mixed drink to harmonize as one wonderful entity.

https://vinepair.com/articles/aging-cocktails-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=176d98bff0-JAN_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-176d98bff0-38937345&mc_cid=176d98bff0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How To Start Your Own Wine Shop

A passion for wine doesn’t necessarily translate into a successful career selling it.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/01/07/how-to-start-own-wine-shop/

5 Genius, Waste-Free Ways to Use Leftover Wine

You won’t have to stress about wasting even one drop. From cooking to tie-dying, there are many ways to make the most your favorite Côtes du Rhône or Pinot Gris.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/leftover-wine-recipes

 

How is Wine Made? The Step-by-Step Behind your Favorite Bottles

The process of winemaking is simple.

https://growensemble.com/how-is-wine-made/

 

Wine and Your Microbiome

The gut microbiome (GM) plays a large role in the digestion and absorption of food and also educates our immune system

https://www.thenaturalwineschool.com/members/posts/27492-wine-and-your-microbiome

 

5 Major Wine Trends You’ll See in 2021

Raise a glass, it’s 2021 and we’re all in the mood for new beginnings and fresh takes on old favorites—and that includes our wine, too.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-major-wine-trends-youll-see-in-2021/

 

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 01-11-21

January 11, 2021

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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01-11-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

8 Alternatives to Vodka in Your Bloody Mary

The Science of Making Alcohol-Free Beer

The surprising link between wine corks and climate change

7 Fantastic Chocolate And Wine Pairings To Try At Home

The trick is finding the right combination.

https://www.travelawaits.com/2559954/fantastic-chocolate-and-wine-pairings/

Doctor Explains Why People Feel Grim After Just One Glass Of Wine

A doctor has explained why some people can feel absolutely dreadful after just one glass of wine, while others can sip their way through several glasses with no bother – and it’s absolutely nothing to do with being a lightweight.

https://www.ladbible.com/news/interesting-doctor-explains-why-people-feel-grim-after-just-one-glass-of-wine-20201227

Whiskey Makers Explore the Weird World of Alt Oak Species

In recent years, a number of distillers have started using unusual, often local, species of oak to age their whiskeys, in a quest to give their spirits a more specific sense of place.

https://vinepair.com/articles/whiskey-makers-alt-oak-species/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=07e0f3b24e-DEC_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-07e0f3b24e-38937345&mc_cid=07e0f3b24e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why What’s in Your Tequila Matters

The specific place where the blue agave for tequila is grown has a huge impact on the final product.

https://vinepair.com/articles/why-whats-in-your-tequila-matters/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=07e0f3b24e-DEC_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-07e0f3b24e-38937345&mc_cid=07e0f3b24e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Not all alcohol gets better with age

Most distilled spirits, such as whiskey, rum, brandy, gin, vodka and tequila, have a nearly indefinite shelf life if they are unopened.

https://qctimes.com/not-all-alcohol-gets-better-with-age/article_bd043921-5f59-5f7a-a6a2-fb7ef03ddbe6.html

Eight ways to use red wine for facial skin care

When used correctly, it has other benefits your skin will thank you for. Here are some of the ways you can use red wine for facial skin care routines.

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/evewoman/article/2001398505/eight-ways-to-use-red-wine-for-facial-skin-care

Product Shortages Worsen. What’s Causing Them?

The shortages began at the start of the pandemic last spring, improved somewhat over the summer, but have accelerated this fall, and now increasingly impact major Champagne brands as well.

https://www.beveragemedia.com/2020/12/28/product-shortages-worsen-whats-causing/

How the Future of Age Verification Tech will Impact Retailers

Age verification has long been an essential practice for alcohol beverage retailers, but it has become more complicated with the rise of alcohol delivery across the U.S.

https://bevalcinsights.com/how-the-future-of-age-verification-tech-will-impact-retailers/

 

The 25 Most Important IPAs Right Now, Ranked

These are the 25 Most Important IPAs right now, ranked by the VinePair staff.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-important-ipas-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d94e35bab-DEC_29_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d94e35bab-38937345&mc_cid=3d94e35bab&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Top 10 Beers in 2020 According to Untappd

At the very least, 2020 warranted one final list of 10 great beers.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/top-10-beers-untappd-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d94e35bab-DEC_29_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d94e35bab-38937345&mc_cid=3d94e35bab&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Do So Many American Whiskey Brands Have ‘Old’ in Their Names?

The answer here isn’t clear, but it could be based on how bourbon supposedly got its name in the first place.

https://vinepair.com/articles/whiskey-brands-old-in-their-names/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d94e35bab-DEC_29_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d94e35bab-38937345&mc_cid=3d94e35bab&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 30 Best Whiskeys of 2020

While there are plenty of Bourbons to choose from, don’t worry, we also have 2020’s best ryes and Scotches featured on this list as well.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/12/28/best-whiskeys-2020/

 

Sparkling Wine Taxes in Europe

If you have ever wondered about the tax consequences of opening that bottle of sparkling wine—yes, there is a tax angle to everything—today’s map will provide you with some insights.

https://taxfoundation.org/new-years-eve-taxes-sparkling-wine-taxes-in-europe/

 

The Ten Words That Defined Wine in 2020

In no particular order…The top 10 words that defined wine in 2020 were:

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/12/the-ten-words-that-defined-wine-in-2020/

 

TTB Approves New Sizes

TTB’s regulations that govern wine and distilled spirits containers by adding seven new standards of fill for wine and distilled spirits.

https://www.ttb.gov/images/newsletters/archives/2020/ttb-newsletter12282020.html

 

 

The Wines To Know From Lazio

The region has been abuzz with the investments and passions of a few individuals to improve production quality.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/the-wines-to-know-from-lazio/

 

A Timeline of Irish Whiskey

Make no mistake about it, Irish whiskey is now back and bigger than ever.

https://vinepair.com/articles/a-timeline-of-irish-whiskey-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9c9ffe56bc-DEC_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9c9ffe56bc-38937345&mc_cid=9c9ffe56bc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

An Introduction to Loire Valley Grape Varieties

Home to 61 appellations, four major regions, and 70,000-plus hectares of rolling vineyards as far as the eye can see, it goes without saying that the region holds something for every palate — though knowing the region’s grapes is key to understanding what’s behind a label.

https://vinepair.com/articles/an-introduction-to-loire-valley-grape-varieties/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9c9ffe56bc-DEC_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9c9ffe56bc-38937345&mc_cid=9c9ffe56bc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Most read wine news stories of 2020

In a year when headlines have, understandably, been dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic, we look back at some of the other Decanter.com stories of 2020.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/most-read-wine-news-2020-450672/

 

Biodynamic Wine Aligns You With the Energy of the Cosmos…Or So Its Makers Say

The label “biodynamic” is often attached to this intensive practice of winemaking, but it’s a type of farming in general—part practice, part philosophy.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a34980493/biodynamic-wine-green-practices/

 

The Strangest Food Crimes of 2020

Here is a year’s worth of true food crime stories you may have missed.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/food-crimes-2020

 

Oregon Finally Has a White Wine to Call Its Own

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is synonymous with pinot noir, but a signature white wine has always remained elusive for the region.