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Liquor Industry News 05-10-21

May 10, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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05-10-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Narragansett Beer releases three new beers

11 Essential and Popular Bourbon Cocktails for 2021

Better for You Wines Are The Hot Trend in 2021

Have You Seen our Anatomy of a Wine Label Tool?

Move your mouse over the label and click on any element to see TTB rules for that information, plus view COLA requirements and helpful tips for creating a wine label.

https://www.ttb.gov/news/anatomy-wine-label-tool

8 words that’ll make you a wine expert instantly

All you need are these commonly used wine phrases that’ll instantly have you talking like the wine expert you are.

https://wineloversbox.co.uk/8-words-thatll-make-you-a-wine-expert-instantly/

Why Colorado Winemakers Are Betting on Riesling

The home of the Rockies is having a breakout moment, with recognitions for its Rieslings attracting the attention of local wine bars and sommeliers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/colorado-riesling/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=12ebe55815-APRIL_26_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-12ebe55815-38937345&mc_cid=12ebe55815&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

8 of the Best Cold Coffee Cocktails for 2021

From classic coffee cocktails to creative libations with a kick, these boozy drinks are the perfect way to jumpstart your night out — or upgrade your day-off cup of Joe.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-cold-coffee-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=12ebe55815-APRIL_26_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-12ebe55815-38937345&mc_cid=12ebe55815&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

9 Things You Should Know About Amstel Light

Read on for nine things you should know about Amstel Light.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-amstel-light-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=12ebe55815-APRIL_26_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-12ebe55815-38937345&mc_cid=12ebe55815&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

WINE MAKING WASTE COULD HAVE A HEALTH-BOOSTING SECOND LIFE

Researchers have discovered a wealth of potentially health-enhancing compounds and sugar molecules called oligosaccharides within chardonnay wine-grape waste.

https://www.futurity.org/grape-waste-wine-making-pomace-2554452/

Announcing the Croatian Wine Club for US Wine Lovers

Online Store Offers Wine-as-a-Service for its Adventurous, Indigenous Wines

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/announcing-the-croatian-wine-club-for-us-wine-lovers-301277089.html

Don’t Buy a Separate Bottle of Wine for Cooking

There’s only one basic rule when it comes to cooking with wine: Stick to the recipe’s suggested wine.

https://www.eater.com/22403911/best-cheap-wine-for-cooking-is-not-a-cheap-wine

Dry Red Wine for Cooking: What to Know and 5 Bottles to Try

Although many wine drinkers know what they like to sip along with their meal, when it comes to choosing a bottle for a recipe that calls for a dry red wine, some guidance can be helpful.

https://www.liquor.com/red-wine-for-cooking-5180665

Marselan: Why it could be a ‘signature grape’ of Chinese wines

Marselan was created 60 years ago by Professor Paul Truel as a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/chinese-wine-grape-signature-variety-305630/

Conor McGregor sells majority of Proper No. Twelve to Proximo Spirits for reported $600m

According to a press release, Proper No. Twelve has shipped more than 500,000 nine-litre cases (more than six million bottles) to “eight distinct international markets” in its first two and a half years, and is now targeting new territories.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/04/conor-mcgregor-sells-majority-of-proper-no-twelve-to-proximo-spirits-for-reported-600m/

Better for You Wines Are The Hot Trend in 2021

The moniker for these health-marketed wines hasn’t yet been universally agreed upon,

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=244490

Our 3 Favorite Cocktails to Make with San Pellegrino Soda

The line of fruit drinks from the ubiquitous sparkling water brand has been around restaurants and specialty stores for decades,

https://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/our-3-favorite-cocktails-to-make-with-san-pellegrino-sodas

11 Essential and Popular Bourbon Cocktails for 2021

The spectrum of flavor in bourbon is expansive but familiar all at once, securing it a spot as a comfort spirit that’s just as wonderful to sip as it is in a cocktail.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-popular-bourbon-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=99693bb794-APRIL_29_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-99693bb794-38937345&mc_cid=99693bb794&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How to store Champagne at home

Here are three things to keep in mind if you’re planning to store Champagne at home:

https://www.decanter.com/learn/how-to-store-champagne-at-home-266842/

The Difference Between Hennessy and Rémy Martin, Explained

Ironically, French royalty played a part in the origin of both Hennessy and Rémy Martin.

https://vinepair.com/articles/hennessy-vs-remy-martin-cognac-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=99693bb794-APRIL_29_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-99693bb794-38937345&mc_cid=99693bb794&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Australian Winery Makes World’s First Ever Naturally Purple Wine

An Australian winery has managed to pull off something that’s never been done before: a purple wine.

https://www.ladbible.com/news/latest-australian-winery-makes-worlds-first-ever-purple-wine-20210428

What is Grignolino wine?

Grignolino is a wine named after the grape that is native to the Monferrato hills in the Piedmont region of Italy.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/what-is-grignolino-wine-ask-decanter-457070/

The Differences Between Old World and New World Wines

Wondering what people are talking about when they say “Old World” and “New World” about wines?

https://www.wtso.com/blog/the-differences-between-old-world-and-new-world-wines/

Narragansett Beer releases three new beers

Narragansett Beer this week announced the release of three new beers and the launch of on-site beer to-go.

https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/04/narragansett-beer-releases-three-new-beers-launches-on-site-beer-to-go-from-new-brewery/

Quini VIP Rewards Loyalty Program

EARN MONEY FOR YOUR WINE REVIEWS

Hello, We loved having you and your guests at our past wine tastings. We are now testing a new program that pays you money to drink and review wines using Quini! Let’s see how many people would like to be part. How it works: For every new wine review that you add to Quini for wines that you buy for your household or drink in restaurants or wherever, outside of a Quini-led event, we give you two points, each worth one USD dollar. Once you reach 50 dollars, we send you a $50 dollar Amazon or Visa gift card. We will test this for three months (ends July 29, 2021) for this group of wine lovers who come in to the beta program. If you do not hit $50, that’s okay, you’ll still get a gift card for whatever dollars you earned, provided you are at $20 or higher in collected points. To join: Please add yourself to this form: https://forms.gle/dqufcCeQKimrv6NT7

To redeem points: – Make sure that all your wine reviews being claimed have been completed in full – Check that your Quini user profile (click the head shaped avatar in the top right after you are logged in to your Quini account) is completed and up to date – Check how many wine reviews you add in the MY TASTINGS section of your Quini account, starting from the day you sign up to the program – Send an email to info@quiniwine.com with the subject line $50 Mark Reached (or whatever dollar amount you would have reached in the three months) – You may redeem multiple times during the test period Looking forward to rewarding you for being an important and loyal Quini member, adding real, honest feedback to the community. Hint: Our algorithm and process can detect fake reviews. All those will be disqualified. Cheers, Roger

Roger Noujeim

CEO, Quini

 

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 05-03-21

May 3, 2021

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

05-03-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

6 beer and shot combos worth a shot

14 Essential and Popular Gin Cocktails for 2021

What Are ‘Lees’ in Wine?

Nebbiolo Finds its Footing Worldwide

Though greatly associated with its home region, astute winemakers elsewhere have also begun to identify ideal terroir for Nebbiolo.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/17/nebbiolo-australia-italy-guide/

 

Sunshine in a jar: Home-brewing my own dandelion wine

I’m ready to start concocting my first batch of bootlegged wine as I was following stay-at-home orders.

https://yorkblog.com/wandering/dandelion-wine-forage-home-brew/

 

19 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SWISS WINE

Swiss wine is one of Switzerland’s best-kept secrets, since it’s not widely known internationally as a wine-producing country.

https://swisswine.ch/en/news/19-interesting-facts-about-swiss-wine

 

Village can’t get name on wine

The tiny Swiss village of Champagne has lost another fight to get its name on the wine it produces,

https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/04/19/business/foreign-business/village-cant-get-name-on-wine/865490/

 

5 Tips to Become a Wine Connoisseur

Here are the five basic tips to becoming a wine connoisseur.

https://www.tasteterminal.com/2021/04/18/5-tips-to-become-a-wine-connoisseur/

 

Tuscany: One of Italy’s Most Famous Wine Regions

While Tuscany is comprised of more than 40 sub-regions, it’s best known for the regions of Chianti (Italy’s first official wine region created in 1716), Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. And, the grape of Tuscan is Sangiovese.

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

 

INSTEAD OF LOWER ALCOHOL, DRINK BETTER WINE

Buy better wine, drink it more slowly, pay more attention to what you’re drinking, and savor each glass.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2021/04/19/instead-of-lower-alcohol-drink-better-wine/

 

Trying to drink less? There’s an app for that

A nationwide survey commissioned by the American Psychological Association in February found that 1 in 4 adults reported drinking more in 2020 to manage their stress. That rate more than doubled among those who had children between the ages of 5 and 7.

https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2021/apr/19/cutting-alcohol-intake-theres-an-app-for-that/

 

Do we really understand what experts tell us about wine?

How much do standard wine drinkers really understand when experts speak about the sensory properties of wine?

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2021/04/18/do-we-really-understand-what-experts-tell-us-about-wine/

 

THE S WORD: COMPLETE GUIDE TO SULFUR IN WINE

The sulfite debate is one of the most heated, confused, and often misplaced topics in wine today.

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/the-s-word-complete-guide-to-sulfur-in-wine/

 

The World’s 50 Most Iconic Wines of the Year, According to Pros (2021)

The list features 50 iconic producers from across the globe, spanning North and South America to Australasia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/worlds-most-iconic-wines-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=06b204bc83-APRIL_20_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-06b204bc83-38937345&mc_cid=06b204bc83&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What Are ‘Lees’ in Wine?

So, what are lees? Where do lees come from?

https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/20/lees-wine-meaning/

 

 

Your Guide to Five of the World’s Most Popular Grapes

Get to know five of the world’s most popular wine grapes.

https://www.winemag.com/2017/03/28/your-guide-to-five-of-the-worlds-most-popular-grapes/

 

The 100-Year-Old Loophole That Makes California Champagne Legal

For a bottle of sparkling wine to be labeled Champagne, it has to be made in Champagne,

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/loophole-california-champagne-legal/?fbclid=IwAR0S-HIBw5L2__MLy5-63vEYLGXTvoXDFnOrVbP9QNsRc_XTEoBiRw4giuo

 

Banning alcohol from being sold in supermarkets and making it available only in off-licences could clamp down on Britain’s booze crisis, experts say

Making customers go to extra lengths to buy alcohol would remove the temptation to include booze on their weekly shopping lists,

People who pop into the supermarket with a budget are attracted to cheap food offers and therefore spend more on alcohol.

https://www-dailymail-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9486685/amp/Nannying-scientists-call-alcohol-BANNED-supermarkets.html

 

Germany Introduces A New Wine Hierarchy Based On Geography

On January 27, 2021 the new German wine law came into force. It introduces a new kind of hierarchy for German wines based on its geographic origin.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2021/04/20/germany-introduces-a-new-wine-hierarchy-based-on-geography/?sh=2f38ce0033d8

 

ARE ELEMENTS OF WINE LABEL DESIGN CHANGING WITH THE PANDEMIC?

What are the central aspects of a good wine label and why?

https://www.wineintelligence.com/are-elements-of-wine-label-design-changing-with-the-pandemic/

14 Essential and Popular Gin Cocktails for 2021

Here are 14 of the most essential and popular gin cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-popular-gin-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=02ee4a408e-APRIL_22_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-02ee4a408e-38937345&mc_cid=02ee4a408e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

An 11-Step Guide To Responsible Wine Buying

The guide below may verge on the side of wine geekism; however, if you’re truly ready to translate your sustainability efforts into what you drink, brushing up on these terms and discovering what wines around the world are making a concerted effort to preserve our ecosystem is well worth your time.

https://coveteur.com/responsible-wine-buying

Red wine may hold the key to next-gen wearable technology

A team of scientists are seeking to kick-start a wearable technology revolution by creating flexible fibres and adding acids from red wine.

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-red-wine-key-next-gen-wearable.html

 

It’s official – Science says hangovers actually get easier as you get older

A recent study published in a journal called Alcohol and Alcoholism, has proved that the effects of alcohol from the night before gets easier with age.

https://www.rsvplive.ie/life/its-official-science-says-hangovers-23954900

 

Every Flavor of White Claw Hard Seltzer, Tasted and Ranked

It’s hard to think of any other booze brand in recent memory that’s changed the way Americans drink quite like White Claw.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-white-claw-hard-seltzer-flavors-ranked-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f0a26d30e6-APRIL_23_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f0a26d30e6-38937345&mc_cid=f0a26d30e6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Can the Wine Industry Benefit From Clubhouse?

The platform hosts thousands of clubs, many of which are dedicated to beverages. Search wine, and you’ll find over 75 clubs. Search beer and spirits, and you’ll discover over 100 additional clubs.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-industry-clubhouse-app/

 

6 beer and shot combos worth a shot

Call it a boilermaker, a two-step or simply a shot and a beer – whatever name you assign this classic dive bar combo, it will spark joy.

https://www.saucemagazine.com/a/59228/6-beer-and-shot-combos-worth-a-shot

 

Natty Light releases 8% ABV ice pops

Anheuser-Busch-owned Natural Light is releasing two enticing 8% ABV boozy ice pops in summer inspired flavours Strawberry Lemonade and Pineapple Lemonade.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/04/natty-light-releases-8-abv-ice-pops/

 

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 04-26-21

April 26, 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*

04-26-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The science behind why wine goes bad

11 Essential and Popular Whiskey Cocktails for 2021

Animated chart reveals which countries drank the most beer over the last 50 years

The Three White Wine Grapes in Some of Croatia’s Best Bottles

Here are three grapes to keep an eye out for.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/10/croatia-white-wine-grape-varieties/

 

Is your wine really sustainable? Here’s how to tell.

As an environmentally conscious buyer, that bottle of booze could be labeled as organic, natural, or sustainable, but knowing what exactly those words mean for the planet can be tricky.

https://www.popsci.com/story/environment/sustainable-wine/

 

What Can You Tell From A Wine Label? An Expert Explains

Wine labels have a lot of information on them. Some of it is critical to understanding what is in the bottle, and some of it is nothing more than a swirling font and prestigious-looking logo.

https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4103829.html

 

 

How to Make Vinegar From Expired Wine

Even if there’s already plenty of cooking wine in the fridge, don’t dump that bottle down the kitchen sink. Make vinegar instead.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/10/diy-homemade-vinegar-leftover-wine/

 

7 Things You Should Know About Basil Hayden’s

There’s no doubt you’ve heard of Jim Beam, but have you heard of its lesser-known family member Basil Hayden’s?

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-basil-haydens-bourbon-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=103bed37cc-APRIL_12_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-103bed37cc-38937345&mc_cid=103bed37cc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What’s a Super Tuscan and is the Term Still Relevant?

Super Tuscans arrived decades ago. It was a category born of frustration with Italy’s traditional wine production rules.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/05/01/what-is-super-tuscan-is-term-still-relevant/

 

Animated chart reveals which countries drank the most beer over the last 50 years

This animated chart reveals the data, tracking the countries that drank the most beer per capita every year from 1961 to 2018.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/04/animated-chart-reveals-which-countries-drank-the-most-beer-over-the-last-50-years/

 

How to Clean Wine Glasses, According to Six Wine Professionals

Stains and residue from soap or previous pours can alter the appearance and aromas of your wine, which will affect how you perceive its color, scent and taste.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/13/how-to-clean-wine-glasses/

 

White Claw is releasing higher ABV versions of popular hard seltzer

And talking of packing a considerable punch, that’s exactly what it’s newly-announced seltzers will be packing – as they contain a higher ABV than previous incarnations.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/04/white-claw-is-releasing-higher-abv-versions-of-popular-hard-seltzer-flavours/

 

11 Essential and Popular Whiskey Cocktails for 2021

Here are 11 of the best and most essential whiskey cocktails that are both timeless and seasonless.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-popular-whiskey-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e21ab1e8b1-APRIL_14_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e21ab1e8b1-38937345&mc_cid=e21ab1e8b1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

THE 10 TRICKIEST FOODS TO PAIR WITH WINE

Look up any guide to food and wine matching and you’ll find a list of foods that are regarded as anathema to wine.

https://www.matchingfoodandwine.com/news/recent/the-10-trickiest-foods-to-match-with-wine/

 

Do’s and Don’ts of Drinking Champagne

Bubbly Etiquette

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

 

How native grapes are putting Marche back on the map

Marche has 15 DOCs and five DOCGs, the most famous of which is Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva, a citrus-fresh, faintly herbal wine once sold in amphora-shaped bottles that are now firmly out of fashion.

https://cluboenologique.com/story/how-native-grapes-are-putting-marche-back-on-the-map/

 

Decoy Is One of the First Wineries to Unveil a Voice Assistant Experience

Decoy is one of the first wineries to unveil a Voice Assistant experience to enhance and encourage consumer engagement

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/04/14/decoy-unveil-voice-assistant-experience

 

Diageo buys RTD brand Loyal 9

Founded in 2019 in Rhode Island, US, Loyal 9 Cocktails is made with vodka, 100% ‘real’ fruit and ‘high-quality’ ingredients.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/04/diageo-buys-rtd-brand-loyal-9-cocktails/

 

Vino Nobile & Carmignano: Italy’s Forgotten Noble Reds

Vino Nobile and Carmignano are two wines with long, rich histories, deep connections to the land and much for the curious wine-lover to explore.

https://www.vinous.com/articles/vino-nobile-carmignano-italy-s-forgotten-noble-reds-apr-2021

 

Introducing Roscato Gold

Made from a blend of native and international red grapes grown in beautiful northern Italy for centuries

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/04/14/introducing-roscato-gold

 

North Carolina offers a great climate for wine pro­duction

Five distinct federally recognized American Viticultural Areas

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/weather/2019/04/29/north-carolina-offers-a-great-climate-for-wine-production

 

A winemaker’s guide to choosing a good wine

The most important details are usually left off the label.

https://www.sfgate.com/shopping/article/wine-expert-guide-to-choosing-a-good-wine-16098375.php

 

Real-Time Wine Talk: How Clubhouse Changes Industry Conversations

Clubhouse is an audio-based social media app where invited users can sign up for clubs that spark their interest.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/15/clubhouse-wine-rooms/

 

Yeast Is Vital For Wine, But Does It Matter Where It Comes From?

Choosing which type of yeast to use for the fermentation, when making wine, is a crucial decision for winemakers.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2021/04/15/yeast-is-vital-for-wine-but-does-it-matter-where-it-comes-from/?sh=4b77a07c11d3

 

Controversy as Gallo Seeks East Coast Foothold

E & J Gallo is offering South Carolina legislators a $400 million investment slated to create at least 300 new jobs and give the wine giant a retail outpost on the East Coast.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/04/controversy-as-gallo-seeks-east-coast-foothold

 

Seeing the light: how drinking outdoors affects wine

White wines and sparkling wines are especially susceptible, much more so if they’re actually in a wine glass or a clear-glass bottle

https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/seeing-the-light-how-drinking-outdoors-affects-wine-20210304-p577uq.html

 

Frosts and freezing: a look at the science

Frost is an increasing problem in the wine world, with vineyards across many regions experiencing worse frosts as a result of climate chaos.

https://wineanorak.com/2021/04/16/frosts-and-freezing-a-look-at-the-science/

The science behind why wine goes bad

Although wine is known to age well there are things that can go wrong, just like with other food products.

https://www.connexionfrance.com/Mag/Food-and-Drink/Notes-from-a-French-vineyard-The-science-behind-why-wine-goes-bad-and-why-some-faults-are-a-good-thing

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 04-19-21

April 19, 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*

04-19-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Beer vs wine calories revealed: which is more fattening?

How the Irish Changed the Wine World

10 Essential and Popular Rum Cocktails for 2021

Canelli, cradle of Italian sparkling wine, towards DOCG. The process has begun, first bottle in 2020

Canelli, the historic heart of Italian sparkling wine, with its “Underground Cathedrals”, Unesco heritage, and where in 1865, Carlo Gancia created Italian sparkling wine with Moscato, is now preparing to become DOCG.

https://winenews.it/en/canelli-cradle-of-italian-sparkling-wine-towards-docg-the-process-has-begun-first-bottle-in-2020_394363/

 

Are alcohol-free beers fattening? How non-alcoholic beers compare to ‘normal’ beers

So how do the calories in non-alcoholic beer stack up?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/04/are-alcohol-free-beers-fattening-how-non-alcoholic-beers-compare-to-normal-beers/

 

A Wine Drinker’s Guide to Cocktails

For those looking to change up the routine with something completely different, there’s a mixed drink suited to any type of wine palate.

https://www.winemag.com/folio/wine-lovers-cocktail-guide/

 

U.S. Wine Is a Mess, Here’s How to Fix It

There are many things amiss in the nation’s wine scene.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/04/six-laws-fix-wine/

 

 

8 Things You Should Know About Pacífico

The popular beer’s full name is “Cerveza Pacífico Clara” which indicates that it’s clear

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-cerveza-pacifico-clara-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6a9ea09997-APRIL_5_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6a9ea09997-38937345&mc_cid=6a9ea09997&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Jackson Family Wines Sues E. & J. Gallo Over “La Crema” Trademark.

The Santa Rosa-based wine giant alleges E. & J. Gallo Winery’s brand name for its wine “Cask & Cream”  is “confusingly similar” to Jackson Family Wines’ “La Crema” trademark, according to the lawsuit filed March 31 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=243719

 

With Sour Flavors Trending in Beer and Cocktails, What’s Next For Wine?

It seems that everywhere you turn, there’s a sour.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sour-wine-trend/

 

Organic viticulture ‘almost impossible’ in Champagne

Mildew is such a big problem in the region that the only solution is spraying with the appropriate chemicals.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/04/organic-viticulture-almost-impossible-in-champagne/

 

These are the top 20 most popular beers in America, according to a new survey

Here are the top 20 most popular beers in America, according to YouGov research:

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/04/these-are-the-top-20-most-popular-beers-in-america-according-to-a-new-survey/

 

You can now buy boozy piñatas filled with bottles of alcohol

Yes, NIPYATA! is here to chase our blues away, with a collection of boozy piñatas that are pre-loaded with miniature bottles of alcohol.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/04/you-can-now-buy-boozy-pinatas-filled-with-bottles-of-alcohol/

 

Wine Tariffs to Be Replaced by Wine Glass Tariffs?!

This time, thankfully, wine isn’t on the list of items to be taxed, but wine glasses are.

https://www.vinography.com/2021/04/wine-tariffs-to-be-replaced-by-wine-glass-tariffs

 

Ten Wine Tips for Beginners

Tips And Tricks

https://www.winemag.com/2017/04/27/ten-wine-tips-for-beginners/

 

The Differences Between Coastal and Inland Wine Regions

The average consumer may not consider these factors when choosing or drinking a bottle of wine, but they play an important role in what’s in your glass.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/06/coastal-inland-wine-difference/

 

10 Essential and Popular Rum Cocktails for 2021

If you’re looking to expand your rum repertoire, look no further.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-popular-rum-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3b4c369fb4-APRIL_7_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3b4c369fb4-38937345&mc_cid=3b4c369fb4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Champagne’s Untouchable Bling Factor

Despite predictions of doom and gloom, one part of Champagne is thriving.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/04/champagnes-untouchable-bling-factor

 

The Prosecco ColFondo “10 Commandments.” A new Prosecco ColFondo farmers union takes shape.

Last month, a new consortium of Prosecco ColFondo producers was born in Treviso province, Prosecco’s spiritual homeland: ColFondo Agricolo or the ColFondo Farmers Union.

https://dobianchi.com/2021/04/06/gianpaolo-giacobbo/

 

Exploring the Philosophy of Food and Wine

The evidence that pairing music with wine can enhance one’s tasting experience continues to mount

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2021/04/07/wine-and-music-pairing-a-next-level-aesthetic-experience/

 

Here’s how FedEx, Otter Products solved the packing puzzle of cooled, secure wine shipping

Direct-to-consumer wine shipping has been growing at a much faster pace amid the COVID-19 pandemic,

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/money/industries/logistics/2021/04/07/how-to-ship-wine-fedex-otter-products-liviri-vino-box/7062720002/

 

How the Irish Changed the Wine World

But while Ireland may not have many wineries, the Irish have had a dominant influence on wine outside their country.

https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/eat-and-drink/2021/04/irish-wine

 

 

History of Italian wine producers Produttori Del Barbaresco

Barbaresco is a wine region in Piedmont, which is located in the northwestern corner of Italy. PDB was created in 1958, when a priest at the village parish realized small growers in the Barbaresco region could not survive unless they pooled their resources together.

https://www.richmond-news.com/opinion/column-history-of-italian-wine-producers-produtorri-del-barbaresco-3613081

 

How can winemakers prevent frost in vineyards?

Frost is a particularly big risk for cool climate wine regions, where it can severely damage the newly emerging buds – especially at this time of year.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/winemakers-prevent-frost-ask-decanter-367606/

 

Beer vs wine calories revealed: which is more fattening?

Whatever your personal preferences, when it comes down the respective calories in alcoholic drinks, there do tend to be clear general differences.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/04/beer-vs-wine-calories-revealed-which-is-more-fattening/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 04-12-21

April 12, 2021

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

04-12-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Augmented Reality for Craft Beer Industry

7 Fun Facts About Wine

The Most Popular Cocktail In Every State During The Pandemic

The 13 Best Wine Accessories On Amazon, According To Wine Lovers

The best wine accessories make it easy and fun to savor your favorite wines, and even make great gifts for the wine lover in your life.

https://www.bustle.com/life/best-wine-accessories

 

The Healthiest Bottle of Wine You Can Drink, According to Dietitians

If you’re focused on making the most of your glass of wine, we asked dietitians for their input on the best bottle you can buy.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/healthiest-bottle-wine-drink-according-125107401.html

 

Perfect for a Picnic

Check out these wine and food pairings for the perfect outing. Which will you bring?

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

 

How to Use Wine Syrups in Your Drinks

Combining equal parts wine and sugar, these sustainable syrups add layers of flavor to spritzes and sours.

https://www.liquor.com/wine-syrups-cocktails-5119070

 

What country does Prosecco come from and how is Champagne different?

Here’s some facts about Prosecco, including where it originates from and more…

https://metro.co.uk/2021/03/27/what-country-does-prosecco-come-from-and-how-is-champagne-different-14315780/

TIPS TO DEVELOP YOUR PALATE!

7️⃣Start broad. Don’t try to narrow in on something like Star Ruby grapefruit pith right away. Think broad first. Is it earthy or fruity? Jammy or tart fruit? Citrus fruit? Once you’ve nailed down citrus, then start narrowing in. Is it lemon? Lime? Grapefruit? Is it sweeter (like the zest)? Sharp (like the juice)? Or bitter (like the pith)?

6️⃣Use a wine wheel. This will help you start broad and narrow in and will also give you some words and ideas to help your brain make potential associations.

5️⃣Test yourself with real-life objects. Start with your spice cabinet. Get really good at distinguishing the difference between oregano and tarragon, cinnamon and allspice. Do a blind taste test with a bunch of different fruits and fresh herbs and see how quickly you can identify them. (Cut up or smash the fruit and crush the herbs to amplify the aromas.)

4️⃣Compare. Compare. Compare. Try to taste at least two different wines side by side when tasting. As long as they are not CRAZY different (e.g. avoid pairing a big ol’ 15% Napa Cab with a soft and delicate white from the Loire Valley), you will notice a lot in each wine by going back and forth between the two.

Morellino di Scansano, “Tuscany” will be on the label. Green light to modify the specification

Now all the wine producers who wish to can utilize the great strength of the “Toscana” brand, which is very well known and esteemed on International markets.

https://winenews.it/en/morellino-di-scansano-tuscany-will-be-on-the-label-green-light-to-modify-the-specification_438507/

 

 

Trying To Avoid A Hangover? Here’s What You Should (And Shouldn’t) Be Drinking

Turns out, some types of booze carry less of a hangover risk than others. Here’s why:

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/trying-to-avoid-a-hangover-heres-what-you-should-and-shouldnt-be-drinking/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=site

 

How to Find the Best Organic Wines: Buying Tips

The number of wineries making organic wines is increasing steadily, with the result that they’re available in a far greater range of styles than ever before.

https://www.nataliemaclean.com/blog/best-organic-wines-buy/

 

 

Malibu creates watermelon-flavored rum liqueur

Bottled at 21% ABV, Malibu Watermelon is made with watermelon and Caribbean rum.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/03/malibu-creates-watermelon-flavoured-rum-liqueur/

 

Does the Number of Times Vodka Is Distilled Matter?

When you see vodka labels or ads that say they were distilled a certain number of times, you might think that the number is equal to the number of times the liquid passed through the still.

https://vinepair.com/articles/vodka-distilling-number/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=63034951ca-MAR_30_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-63034951ca-38937345&mc_cid=63034951ca&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Mexican Lagers Are a State of Mind More Than a Beer Style

The best beers are the ones that become memorable as much for a time and place as for their taste.

https://vinepair.com/articles/mexican-lagers-trend/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=63034951ca-MAR_30_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-63034951ca-38937345&mc_cid=63034951ca&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What Does ‘Crunchy’ Mean in Wine?

To many wine professionals, it’s a style of crisp and taut wine with a fresh cranberry-like tang.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/30/crunchy-wine-meaning/

 

Chianti: Why Are There Two DOCG Regions?

The following delves further into the history of a complex and fascinating area

https://medium.com/vintager/chianti-why-are-there-two-docgs-9efeaeea0e2e

8 Essential and Popular Tequila Cocktails for 2021

Read on for the eight essential tequila cocktail recipes that showcase the simple elegance of the Mexican spirit.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-popular-tequila-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3e56e4c1ba-MAR_31_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3e56e4c1ba-38937345&mc_cid=3e56e4c1ba&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How Pros Pair Wine with Plant-Based Proteins

Plant-based proteins have long been a dietary staple in China and Japan, and they’re gaining traction among many U.S. consumers, too.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/31/pair-wine-plant-based-impossible/

 

5 Best Red Wines for Sangria

There’s no better way to end a warm day than with a glass of fruity, refreshing sangria

https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food-cooking/cooking-tips-tutorials/a35745672/best-red-wine-for-sangria/

 

 

10 Essential and Popular Vodka Cocktails for 2021

Whether you genuinely love it or love to hate it, vodka is a mainstay of any well-stocked bar.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-popular-vodka-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=97778241e4-APRIL_1_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-97778241e4-38937345&mc_cid=97778241e4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Most Popular Cocktail In Every State During The Pandemic

Apparently, people in California are partial to the paloma, while West Virginians are all about White Russians.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/popular-cocktails-each-state-pandemic_l_60621210c5b6531eed075dee

 

7 Fun Facts About Wine

Listed here are some fun and quirky facts we’ve discovered about wine over the years (dealing first with red wine):

https://www.the-wyndham.co.uk/blog/fun-facts-about-wine/

Supermarket Success

Over the course of 2020, supermarket wine sales accelerated significantly as more consumers turned to grocers for a true one-stop shop, forgoing an additional trip to dedicated wine and spirits retailers.

https://www.marketwatchmag.com/supermarket-success/

New Pinnacle

Beam Suntory is targeting the low-calorie spirits market with Pinnacle Light & Ripe, a new collection of flavored vodkas with 75 calories per 1.5-ounce serving. The brand extension has debuted with two flavors—Apricot Honeysuckle and Guava Lime—each at 30% abv. Both flavors of Pinnacle Light & Ripe are now available across the U.S. for around $11 a 750-ml. Last year, Pinnacle was up 3.2% to nearly 2.5 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

Augmented Reality for Craft Beer Industry

The platform, aptly named BEERSCANS™ has been developed for the industry and is a tool for brewers to offer a unique virtual experience, from every beer label.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/augmented-reality-for-craft-beer-industry-packaging-to-follow-301261225.html

 

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Liquor Industry News 04-05-21

April 5, 2021

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

04-05-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

9 of the Best Cheap Bourbons Under $30

It’s time we judged Italian wine on its own terms

BEER BRAND MILLER LITE RELEASES CANDLE THAT SMELLS LIKE A BAR

What is Rosso di Montalcino?

Once called ‘Vermiglio’ (vermilion), Rosso di Montalcino is a dry, fruity red wine produced in the village of Montalcino in Tuscany.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/what-is-rosso-di-montalcino-ask-decanter-454786/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20200320_XDC-X_NWL_NW_weekly

 

 

Sippd Launches AI-Powered Wine App Changing How Consumers Buy Wine

Rather than relying on expert opinions that may not be available in the digital world, Sippd is a one-stop-shop for selecting wine with confidence, expanding your wine knowledge and enjoying your experiences.”

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/03/19/sippd-launches-ai-powered-wine-app

 

What Happens to Your Body When You Drink White Wine

What happens to your body when you drink white wine?

https://www.eatthis.com/news-what-happens-body-drink-white-wine/

 

Five Tips to Get Customers Comfortable with Natural Wines

As the popularity of natural wine rises, consumers across the country are more interested than ever in seeking out these bottles at their local retailers

https://www.thenaturalwineschool.com/members/posts/39861-retail-focus-five-tips-to-get-customers-comfortable-with-natural-wines

 

One Surprising Side Effect of Drinking Red Wine for Women, Says New Study

One new study, which was published in the journal Nature, suggests that resveratrol could even slow the progression of a common, painful disorder that afflicts women.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-surprising-side-effect-drinking-red-wine-women/

 

Is there an impact of Sound Vibration on Grape Wine?

In addition to their focus on biodiversity and sustainable management in the vineyard, they use music to enhance grape health and wine taste.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2021/03/21/is-there-an-impact-of-sound-vibration-on-grape-wine/

 

3 Reasons Why Cognac Is the Ultimate Espresso Martini Upgrade

While most wood-aged spirits lend themselves to varied styles of drinking, Cognac is one of the most versatile

https://vinepair.com/articles/cognac-ultimate-espresso-martini-upgrade/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bdda5e760c-MAR_23_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bdda5e760c-38937345&mc_cid=bdda5e760c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Do Column or Pot Stills Make Better Spirits?

Do they make different spirits, though? Yes, and that difference is what causes some producers to prefer column stills and others to prefer pot stills.

https://vinepair.com/articles/column-vs-pot-stills/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bdda5e760c-MAR_23_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bdda5e760c-38937345&mc_cid=bdda5e760c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

BEER BRAND MILLER LITE RELEASES CANDLE THAT SMELLS LIKE A BAR

The three scents – dive bar, beer garden and game day – are intended to conjure up memories of experiences that have been largely off the table over the past year.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/beer-brand-miller-lite-releases-candle-that-smells-like-a-bar/

Five of the Most Beautiful Chardonnay Regions Worldwide

One of the most planted varieties in the world, Chard takes root in vineyards with breathtaking vistas from Australia to Italy.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/24/chardonnay-wine-regions-world/

Drinking Wine is Risky and That’s One Reason We Drink It

The alcohol that is a natural byproduct of fermented grapes doesn’t get that much attention among those that work with wine.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2021/03/drinking-wine-risky/

Where to Find the Best Natural Wines North of Boston

Find out what makes natural wine so special, and where to grab a bottle locally.

https://www.nshoremag.com/eat-drink/where-to-find-the-best-natural-wines-north-of-boston/

What Does ‘Extraction’ Mean in Wine?

We asked industry professionals to shed some light on this oft-confusing term.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/23/extraction-mean-wine/

 

Edinburgh Whisky Academy unveils Irish whiskey course

The new course was developed with the help of Irish whiskey experts Fionnán O’Connor and Matt Healy, with an aim to provide comprehensive online education for whisky fans and industry professionals in the UK, Ireland, the US, Europe and beyond.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/03/edinburgh-whisky-academy-unveils-irish-whiskey-course/

 

The Wine Mom Phenomenon Speaks Volumes

Wine mom memes are everywhere.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/23/wine-mom-phenomenon-memes/

 

The secret to a successful wine pairing? Fats have an affinity for tannins

Wine aficionados know that a well-paired wine enhances the flavors of whatever foods one consumes, while a poorly paired wine does the opposite.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/03/study-examines-molecular-basis-for-why-wine-goes-so-well-with-fatty-foods/

 

How Basic Wine Characteristics Help You Find Favorites

By understanding the 5 basics characteristics below, you’ll have a better chance of choosing great wines.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/wine-characteristics/?utm_campaign=wine-characteristics-tasting-walla-tasting-course&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

 

QUINI DATA Integrates Net Promoter Score

Instant view of NPS within the QUINI DATA analytics interface is designed to help wine marketers to instantly identify and prioritize optimal target audiences and geographic markets for a wine product, based on consumer loyalty indications captured using Quini.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/03/24/quini-data-integrates-net-promoter-score

Yep, Cheap Wine Really Does Taste Better if You Increase The Price Tag

One of the first studies to explicitly manipulate the price of wine in a realistic tasting session has found a cheap glass becomes far more pleasant when participants are told it has a higher price.

https://www.sciencealert.com/psychologists-find-cheap-wine-tastes-better-when-it-s-sold-as-expensive

JUMILLA WINES GET NEW CERTIFYING BACK LABEL

The new certifying back label includes an illustration of Monastrell vine roots in a hat tip to the region’s flagship grape; the word ‘Jumilla’ in braille and Roman lettering; a pair of 4th century Iberian gold earrings in the shape of a grape cluster; a map of Spain pinpointing where the region resides; and a stamp from the DOP.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/jumilla-wines-get-new-certifying-back-label/

 

Hornitos Tequila moves into hard seltzers

Hornitos Tequila Seltzer is available in two 5% ABV flavours – lime and mango. The 12oz canned variants contains fewer than 115 calories and ‘natural’ ingredients.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/03/hornitos-tequila-moves-into-hard-seltzers/

 

It’s time we judged Italian wine on its own terms

For many years, the wine world has had an Italian problem

https://cluboenologique.com/story/sarah-heller-mw-its-time-we-judged-italian-wine-on-its-own-terms/

 

Clubhouse: what it is & why you should sign up

Clubhouse is an audio-based iPhone-only social app and a small group of wine lovers and communicators have embraced the idea to start even smaller conversations via what are known as ‘rooms’

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/what-is-clubhouse-and-how-does-it-work/

 

Toasty Levels in Sparkling Wines

Both in aromas and flavors a sparkling wine can express this character, from those slices of bread lightly toasted either side on the lowest setting of the toaster to those you’ve forgotten you’d put under the grill and your smoke alarm was needed to remind you.

https://glassofbubbly.com/toasty-levels-in-sparkling-wines/

 

9 of the Best Cheap Bourbons Under $30

Here are nine of the best bourbons under $30.

We have 5 in stock!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/9-best-cheap-bourbons-under-30-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=582d57d5b1-MAR_26_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-582d57d5b1-38937345&mc_cid=582d57d5b1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Ecosystems Behind Three Common Wine Descriptors

When it comes to tasting and describing wine, some regions’ combined environs have such a distinct impact on the final product that they are more commonly considered together, grouped under a single term that refers to their joint influence on aroma or flavor.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/26/most-common-wine-descriptors/

 

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Liquor Industry News 03-29-21

March 29, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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03-29-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine Bloggers: An Endangered Species

6 of the Best Bourbon Cocktails for Spring

Is Guinness really ‘good for you’?

A cheese-lover’s guide to beer & cheese pairings

Some advice when it comes to pairing these complex and pungent flavors.

https://feastandfield.net/read/dairy-and-eggs/a-cheese-lover-s-guide-to-beer-cheese-pairings/article_d58daa86-8355-11eb-b042-07f09f6ff6a1.html

 

Free Bushmills

Proximo Spirits’ Bushmills has teamed up with NBA team the Boston Celtics for a new partnership that will last through the 2023 season and see the brand creating a series of activations and contests tailored to the team alongside custom TV spots. To celebrate the beginning of the partnership, Bushmills is offering to buy Massachusetts-based Celtics fans a whiskey. Through July 31, 2021, fans can purchase a Bushmills from a local bar or restaurant, upload their receipt to Bushmills’ website, and receive up to $6 back via Venmo, PayPal, or Amazon.

 

PBR Releases 4 Fruity Hard Tea Seltzers Just in Time for Spring

Hard Tea Seltzers that come in four flavors: Raspberry Black Tea, Peach Black Tea, Pineapple Passionfruit Black Tea, and Lemon Black Tea.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/pbr-releases-hard-tea-seltzers/

How To Fake Your Way Through A Wine Tasting So No One Knows You’re Just There For The Alcohol

It’s surprisingly simple to appear more knowledgeable than you actually are.

https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/how-to-fake-your-way-through-a-wine-tasting-so-no-one-knows-youre-just-there-for-the-alcohol/

Exploring Vernaccia di San Gimignano

It’s a bit of an oddity in the world of white wines. Whites are usually valued for their acidity and range of aromas, but Vernaccia di San Gimignano has relatively low acidity and is low in aromas.

https://www.decanter.com/premium/experts-choice-vernaccia-di-san-gimignano-386521/?utm_source=Linkedin&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Premium

The Cerasuolos

Two Italian wines use the term cerasuolo in their titles:

https://bubblyprofessor.com/2021/03/11/confusion-corner-the-cerasuolos/amp/

Have Italian Wine Laws Become A Counter-Productive Farce?

After years of seeing more and more Italian wines being granted official recognition as among the finest wines being produced, the claims have started to pale to the point where one wonders what there is to believe anymore.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2021/03/15/have-italian-wine-laws-become-a-counter-productive-farce/?sh=3ce386b3319a

What is the Sweet Spot for Low Alcohol Wines?

The good news is that the US wine industry is finally listening to consumer requests for lower alcohol/lower calorie wines. The bad news is there is not agreement on what this category really means in terms of alcohol level.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=242841

 

19 Crimes Drops New Rosé with Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg and 19 Crimes launch their newest wine: Snoop Cali Rosé.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/03/15/19-crimes-drops-new-rose-with-snoop-dogg

 

Georgian Wine Export to the US Increased by 30% in 2020

Recently the American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE) published statistics on wine imports from Georgia for the 1997-2020 period.

https://georgianjournal.ge/georgian-cuisine/36927-georgian-wine-export-to-the-us-increased-by-30-in-2020.html

 

Wine in an Alcohol-free Future

Are alcohol-free drinks just a fad? Not according to some industry professionals.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/03/wine-in-an-alcohol-free-future

 

How do people choose which wine to buy? An informal survey

This is a question that comes up for wine lovers all the time.

https://blog.wblakegray.com/2021/03/how-do-people-choose-which-wine-to-buy.html

 

What Does ‘Dry Red Wine’ Mean?

It’s definitely a tricky term

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/16/dry-red-wine-mean/

 

Cîroc launches Summer Citrus spirit drink

Cîroc Summer Citrus is described as a ‘full-bodied’ spirit made with vodka distilled from French grapes and infused with ‘natural’ orange and citrus flavors.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/03/ciroc-launches-summer-citrus-spirit-drink/

 

Is Guinness really ‘good for you’?

We researched the beer’s history and talked to brewing experts and break out the good, the not-so-great and the ingenuity of Guinness.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/17/health/guinness-beer-good-for-you-wellness/index.html

 

Duckhorn IPO: 5 things to know about Napa Valley wine’s first debut in decades

The St. Helena, Calif. company started out 45 years ago making Merlot wines in Napa Valley

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/5-things-to-know-about-napa-valleys-duckhorn-wine-ipo-11615946138

 

Wine’s alcohol by volume is important to know, but it can also be misleading

Here is information that can be relevant and informative. But there is no assurance the number is accurate. In fact, it is a good bet it is not.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/2021/03/16/wine-alcohol-volume-misleading-number/4721143001/

 

Wines Least Likely to Give You a Hangover

Few ailments that can ruin your night faster than a wine headache.

https://winefolly.com/tips/the-best-wines-to-avoid-a-wine-hangover/?utm_campaign=wine-hangovers-health&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

 

6 of the Best Bourbon Cocktails for Spring

Tired of that Toddy? Read on for the ultimate list of the best bourbon drinks to sip as you watch the flowers bloom.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-spring-bourbon-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2e9d794431-MAR_18_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2e9d794431-38937345&mc_cid=2e9d794431&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

FUNKY IS THE NEW SOUL

Because “funky” is often associated with wines that show bacteriological activity like brett or volatile acidity, people striving to promote “clean” wines

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2021/03/17/funky-is-the-new-soul/

 

 

Truly Lemonade Boozy Freeze Pops Are Coming and Summer Will Never Be the Same

Hard seltzer fans will soon be able to enjoy Truly Lemonade freeze pops, which will come in three flavors: Strawberry Lemonade, Mango Lemonade, and Original Lemonade.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/truly-lemonade-freeze-pops-summer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2e9d794431-MAR_18_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2e9d794431-38937345&mc_cid=2e9d794431&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New White Claw

White Claw has unveiled a new hard seltzer iced tea. Made with brewed tea, the newcomer is gluten-free, has 100 calories and is at 5% abv, in line with the rest of the White Claw portfolio. It’s rolling out nationally in a variety 12-pack featuring four flavors: lemon, raspberry, mango, and peach. Mark Anthony’s White Claw leads all seltzer brands by a wide margin, as it registered dollar sales of $1.85 billion (+142%) in IRI channels in the first 11 months of 2020.

 

Gallo Wants To Build Bottling Plant In South Carolina

E& J. Gallo plans to build a new bottling plant in South Carolina, a facility that would serve as Gallo’s main hub east of the Mississippi, according to various reports.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=242930

 

The Worst Reason To Drink Wine, Says Science

If you’re drinking wine for all of the health benefits it could have, you may want to put a cork in it, according to science.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-worst-reason-to-drink-wine/

 

 

KENDALL-JACKSON LAUNCHES LOW CAL CHARDONNAY

iI’s a ‘lower calorie’ Chardonnay that boasts “only 85 calories, no sugar and 3 grams of carbs per serving”, according to the producer, Jackson Family Wines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/kendall-jackson-launches-low-cal-chardonnay/

 

Why we need greater transparency on wine labeling

Where do you stand on providing more ingredient information on wine labeling?

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/ines-salpico-wine-labelling-transparency/

 

How Etsy Became the One-Stop Shop for ‘Mama Needs Wine’ Merch

“Mama Needs Wine” returns 18,400,000 Google Search results, and the first return, ahead of Amazon, Target, and even Facebook, is for Etsy.

https://vinepair.com/articles/etsy-mama-needs-wine-merch/

Wine Bloggers: An Endangered Species

Many of the links I visited were simply broken—the sites at which so many bloggers poured out their passion for wine—missing or deleted.

https://www.vinography.com/2021/03/wine-bloggers-an-endangered-species

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 03-22-21

March 22, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

03-22-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What is rosé wine and how is it made?

SIX OF THE BEST PODCASTS ABOUT BEER

8 of the Best Tequila Cocktails for Winter

Wine Tariff Truce the First Step

Retailers and producers breathe a sigh of relief after a temporary halt to a transatlantic wine war.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/03/wine-tariff-truce-the-first-step

Six things to know about the suspension of the European wine tariff — and why they’re almost all good

The suspension of these ill-advised tariffs is going to be a very, very welcome relief for us and our industry,

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/six-things-to-know-about-the-suspension-of-the-european-wine-tariff-and-why-theyre-almost-all-good/

 

 

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Sleep?

For most people, a glass of wine before bed sounds like a luxurious nighttime ritual—it’s delicious and it gets you in the mindset for relaxation

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-does-alcohol-affect-your-sleep

 

TTB Addresses Calorie Labeling

If you’re in the wine business, we hope you’ll bookmark the wine labeling home page so you can access it whenever you have questions about wine labels and Certificates of Label Approval (COLAs).

https://www.ttb.gov/images/newsletters/archives/2021/ttb-newsletter03052021.html

 

Alcohol on labels – how accurate?

Consumers take comfort in the fact that alcohol levels have to be stated on wine labels, but how accurate are they?

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/alcohol-labels-how-accurate

 

The use of varietal as a term, its history and passing practicality

Naming wines after the grape species used in their making,” as opposed to the use of “generic titles

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/The-use-of-varietal-as-a-term–its-history-and-passing-practicality

 

LIPIDS FROM FOODS CAN HAVE AN INFLUENCE ON THE TASTE OF WINE.

FRENCH CHEMISTS DISCOVER THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE PERFECT RED WINE PAIRING

https://www.inverse.com/innovation/fatty-foods-can-make-bad-wine-taste-great

8 of the Best Tequila Cocktails for Winter

Tequila is often boxed in as a summer spirit, to be used in ice- cold Palomas and frozen Margaritas

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-best-tequila-cocktails-winter/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bfe8025a55-MAR_10_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bfe8025a55-38937345&mc_cid=bfe8025a55&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Logo Evolution of Guinness Over Time

In the 260-plus years since its inception, Guinness has certainly evolved as a brand. Its logo,

https://vinepair.com/articles/guinness-logo-evolution/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bfe8025a55-MAR_10_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bfe8025a55-38937345&mc_cid=bfe8025a55&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Let’s Talk Mythology: Who Are The Gods of Wine?

The gods of myth may be known for drink ambrosia, but I assure you a well-known Greek god by the name of Dionysus was very familiar with the ambrosia of the 21st century – wine.

https://www.goldmedalwineclub.com/blog/post/who-are-the-gods-of-wine

 

WORKING AS A WINE EDUCATOR

The term “Wine Educator” is a broad-based title and a bit difficult to define

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/wine-industry-career-series-working-as-a-wine-educator/

 

SIX OF THE BEST PODCASTS ABOUT BEER

From industry insights with expert guests and guided tastings to tips on home brewing and beyond, there’s something for everyone.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/six-of-the-best-podcasts-about-beer/

Ste. Michelle Launches Wine-Based Spritzers, Lower-Calorie Wines

Woodinville, Washington-based Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has debuted two new labels. Launching with Grapefruit and Passion Fruit flavors, the new Fruit & Flower Spritzers are wine-based spritzers that come packaged in 250-ml. cans and are retail priced at $11 a 2-pack. The spritzers accompany the wider Fruit & Flower brand, which was introduced earlier this year and features a variety of still and sparkling wines.

Elsewhere, Ste. Michelle’s new Evenly label is targeting the health-conscious consumer with a line of four wines—Chardonnay, red blend, Papaya & Honeysuckle white, and Dragon Fruit & Orange Blossom rosé—that all clock in at 100 calories or less, contain zero sugar, and are available in 750-ml. ($15) or 375-ml. ($8) bottlings.

Wineries Turn Their Backs on VinItaly

While the majority of the producers at the fair are Italian, vintners from other countries, including the United States, France and Chile are also present

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/03/wineries-turn-their-backs-on-vinitaly

Italy’s grape with the mysterious name

A wine called Lagrein (pronounced la-green, la-gran or even la-grain. There is no universally accepted pronunciation of Lagrein.)

https://www.crossville-chronicle.com/news/glade_sun/italy-s-grape-with-the-mysterious-name/article_2c5d25ce-81be-11eb-b627-6f46713d9814.html

What You Need to Know About Chianti Classico DOCG

You may be wondering what the difference between Chianti and Chianti Classico is. Truthfully, it’s pretty monumental.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chianti-classico-docg-wine-guide/

Cheap wine tastes better if we’re told it’s expensive, study finds

According to a team of experts at Basel University in Switzerland, cheap wine is perceived as more pleasant when we’re told it’s expensive.

https://dailyuknews.com/science/cheap-wine-tastes-better-if-were-told-its-expensive-study-finds/

Barolo in the 21st century: transcending the modern vs. traditional binary

Until the late 1900s, for the most part, awareness of Barolo’s wines stretched scarcely more than a dozen miles from La Morra.

https://wordonthegrapevine.co.uk/modern-traditional-barolo-piedmont/

What Your Chardonnay’s Hue Says About How It Was Made

The color in your glass may hold clues about how the wine was made and how it will taste.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/11/chardonnay-color-meaning-oak/

American Wine History has Deep Midwestern Roots

With 20 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) across six states, here’s your guide to some of the most notable wine regions of the Midwest.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/11/midwest-wine-michigan-illinois-guide/

Can Dogs Detect Wine-Tainting Molecules?

To train dogs to detect 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA), a molecule that imparts a musty odor and flavor to wine, rendering it undrinkable

https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/a-good-nose-can-dogs-detect-wine-tainting-molecules/

You know your DOC from your IGT. But what about your PAT?

PAT stands for prodotto agroalimentare tradizionale or traditional [food-]agricultural product. It was created by the Italian agricultural ministry in 2000 as a means to retain the designation status of traditional food products in Italy as the EU overhaul began to take shape

https://dobianchi.com/2021/03/10/what-is-doc-pdo-dop-igt-pgi-igp-italy/

For Some States, Prohibition Didn’t End When the 21st Amendment Passed

While most states adhered to the new federal regulations, several held onto the 18th Amendment’s teetotaling remnants.

https://vinepair.com/articles/21st-ammendment-didnt-end-prohibiton-in-us/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=60a0483cb6-MAR_12_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-60a0483cb6-38937345&mc_cid=60a0483cb6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Bombay

Bombay Sapphire gin has launched a line of canned cocktails. The new ready-to-drink offerings—Bombay Sapphire Gin & Tonic and Bombay Sapphire Gin & Tonic Light—mark the Bacardi brand’s entry into the canned cocktail space. The cocktails are packaged in 4-packs of 250-ml. cans, retail priced at $13. Bombay Sapphire canned cocktails are currently rolling out nationwide.

Why Do So Few Breweries Ship Their Beer Directly to Customers?

Getting beer shipped in the United States isn’t as easy as it could be.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/beer-direct-customer-shipping-state-laws-why-not

 

 

A Village-by-Village Guide to Chianti Classico

Of Italy’s flagship wines, none create more consumer confusion, and the trouble starts with its name

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/12/italy-chianti-classico-wine-guide/

 

The Reason Non-Alcoholic Wine Is Surging In Popularity

The major draw in the direction of alcohol-free spirits is health and wellness.

https://www.mashed.com/354664/the-reason-non-alcoholic-wine-is-surging-in-popularity/?utm_campaign=clip

 

What is rosé wine and how is it made?

Rosé wine is probably one of the least understood and overrated types of wine.

https://www.explica.co/what-is-rose-wine-and-how-is-it-made/

 

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Liquor Industry News 03-15-21

March 15, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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03-15-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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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

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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.

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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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